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Volume 25 Issue 4 - December 2019 / January 2020

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Welcome to our December/January issue as we turn the annual calendar page, halfway through our season for the 25th time, juggling as always, secular stuff, the spirit of the season, new year resolve and winter journeys! Why is Mozart's Handel's Messiah's trumpet a trombone? Why when Laurie Anderson offers to fly you to the moon you should take her up on the invitation. Why messing with Winterreisse can (sometimes) be a very good thing! And a bumper crop of record reviews for your reading (and sometimes listening) pleasure. Available in flipthrough here right now, and on stands commencing Thursday Nov 28. See you on the other side!

E. The ETCeteras Films

E. The ETCeteras Films ●●Jan 19 6:30pm; Royal Conservatory. Music on Film: Heart of a Dog. Director: Laurie Anderson, 75 min, 2015, USA. Laurie Anderson takes us on a magical journey through the nature of love, loss, and absence. Centered on her beloved dog Lolabelle, who died in 2011, and dedicated to her late husband, Lou Reed, the film seamlessly weaves together childhood memories, video diaries, and philosophical musings FILM SCREENING, Q&A: “The Search for SALAMONE ROSSI” TUES. JAN 21 AT 7PM on the meaning of life. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Post-film talk with Laurie Anderson, hosted by Mervon Mehta. Tickets & information: ●●Jan 21 7:00: Toronto Consort. The Search for Salamone Rossi. A documentary film screening and Q&A. Innis Town Hall, U of T, 2 Sussex Ave. 416-964-6337 or . Galas, Tributes and Fundraisers ●●Dec 02 7:30: Casey House Foundation. Voices for World AIDS Day. A fundraising concert for Casey House, Ontario’s HIV/ AIDS hospital. A mixed program of classical and jazz for the whole family. Shannon Mercer, soprano; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; Julie Nasrallah, host; Emily Steinwall Trio; Pearle Harbour, tragicomedienne; and others. Glenn Gould Studio. CBC Building, 250 Front St. W. 416-962-4040. For further information: Free (suggested donation ). ●●Dec 21 2:30: Polina Chernik and Julia Tchernik. Music and Miracles Youth Charity Concert. In support of the Music Therapy Program at SickKids Hospital. Polina Chernik, piano, Alexander Dondish, violin/guitar, Elizabeth Gilerovitch, voice, Karim Khakimov, flute, Grace Zemlyak, voice. Array Music, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-638-8226. or PWYC. ●●Jan 23 7:00: Echo Women’s Choir. An Evening with Singer/Songwriter Andrea Ramolo and Special Guests. A benefit concert for Echo Women’s Choir. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. Free snacks, cash bar and silent auction. Tickets: available at TORONTO SUMMER MUSIC COMMUNITY ACADEMY July 27-August 1 Attention adult amateur musicians! Join the artists of the Toronto Summer Music Festival for a week of music making and fun! Choose from four programs: Chamber Music Piano Masterclass Chamber Choir Bass Workshop with Joel Quarrington For application information, visit 74 | December 2019January 2020

the door or via Eventbrite: echo_presents_ Further information at or facebook. com/events/1301762543366645/. Lectures, Salons and Symposia ●●Dec 02: 1:30: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Mozart at the Opera. Presented by opera educator Iain Scott. By December 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had written the defining compositions in every available musical genre of his time: symphony, chamber music, masses, and – above all – three types of operas: Opera Seria, Opera Buffa and Singspiel. Iain will discuss a spectrum of directorial approaches to these masterworks, providing fresh insights into these multi-layered experiences. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. To register, call 416-924-6211 x0 or visit . ●●Dec 05 1:00: Miles Nadal JCC. Are You Hep to the Jive?: The Music of Cab Callloway. Led by musician Jonno Lightstone. Cab Calloway (the legendary “Hi De Ho” man) was a larger-than-life showman known for scat singing, dancing, and flashy elegance. He catapulted to fame with performances at The Cotton Club, created signature songs like “Minnie the Moocher”, and led one of the greatest bands of the Swing Era. Enjoy this historical lecture complete with live music. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. Admission: . Spaces limited. To register, call 416- 924-6211 x0 or visit ●●Dec 09 2:00: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Classical 101 Talk. Presented by Composer Abigail Richardson-Schulte. Caroline Place, 118 Market St., Hamilton. 905-526-7756 or Free. ●●Dec 11 2:00: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Seniors’ Symphony Experience: Tchaikovsky - His Life and Music. Presented by composer Abigail Richardson-Schulte. Talk with piano demonstrations. Caroline Place, 118 Market St., Hamilton. 905-526- 7756 or Free. ●●Jan 07 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Voice Performance Class: In Conversation with Emily D’Angelo, mezzo. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●Jan 17 5:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Lecture by Women on the Verge “Evolution of an Idea: Bringing your artistic vision to market”. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●Jan 19 1:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: UofT Opera presents Coffee with the Composers. Presented by Colin McMahon. Geiger-Torel Room, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●Jan 23 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Lecture: James W. Wright - They Shot, He Scored: Eldon Rathburn and the Legacy of the National Film Board. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Master Classes ●●Jan 14 10:00am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Composition Master Class I with André Mehmari. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Also Jan 15. ●●Feb 06 1:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Brass Chamber Master Class with Gábor Tarkövi. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●Feb 06 5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Trumpet Master Class with Gábor Tarkövi. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Singalongs, Jams, Circles ●●Dec 01 7:00: Jazz United Jam. A spot where dancers, singers and musicians are all equal. Everybody contributes to make the songs come alive. The Jam is practice at a more democratic approach to music and dance. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137. Free/PWYC. Also Dec 8, 15, 22, 29, Jan 5, 12, 26. SING-ALONG MESSIAH Dec 21, 2019 Roy Thomson Hall ●●Dec 21 2:00: Tafelmusik. Sing-Along Messiah. Margot Rood, soprano; Lucile Richardot, mezzo; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; Peter Harvey, baritone; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, conductor (in character as Mr. Handel). Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -.50. ●●Dec 31 7:00: Art Gallery of Burlington. Crystal Journey Welcomes 2020. Paiste planet gongs, Persian santoors, harmonica and quartz crystal bowls. Doors open at 6pm. Drum circle at 7pm with Tom Wolf. Crystal Journey will perform two sets at 8:30pm-9:30pm and 10:30pm-11:30pm. At midnight we will “gong” in 2020 with the Big Earth Gong. We encourage you to gather around the Gong. Vendors, chill and zen areas, kids zone with supervision. Includes access to Art Gallery displays, Garden Area and Zen Room. Coffee/tea and vegan snacks. Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington. ; free(under 12). Only 220 tickets will be available and only a few at the door. ●●Jan 11 7:15: Toronto Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Songfest. An annual gathering of great G&S groups from around the city performing excerpts of G&S operettas. A fantastic evening with refreshments included. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. Free parking off Hayden St. below church. For more information, please call 416-763- 0832. for non-members. Tours ● ● Dec 01 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Piano, Voice, Guitar, Harp Strings, Woodwinds, Brass Conducting, Composition Awards, Prizes and Scolarships Recitals, Concerts, Workshops Career advancement Marketing and promotions JURORS Christina Petrowska-Quilico (YorkU), Gary Kulesha (TSO) Margarete von Vaight, Dr. Jeffrey McFadden (UofT) Dr. Enrico Elisi (UofT), Dr. Angela Schwarzkopf (UofT) Kristian Alexander, Andrew Ascenzo, Andrew Chan, Dr. Conrad Chow (UofT), Michael Fedyshyn | 905.604.8854 | Don’t miss the opportunity! 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