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Volume 27 Issue 1 - September / October 2021

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Blue pages and orange shirts; R. Murray Schafer's complex legacy, stirrings of life on the live concert scene; and the Bookshelf is back. This and much more. Print to follow. Welcome back from endless summer, one and all.

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Events by Date | September 15 to November 5, 2021 Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pride Together. From Tchaikovsky to Lady Gaga, Saint-Saëns to Sister Sledge, the TSO invites you to experience a glittering rainbow of genre-spanning music. Includes “Vogue”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “Time Warp”, and more. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Barrett Principal Education Conductor and Community Ambassador. City- View Drive-In, 20 Polson St. 416-598-3375 or www.tso.ca. -0 per car. Also Oct 2. Concert is one hour in length. ● 7:30: Upper Canada Choristers/Cantemos Latin Ensemble. To Sit and Dream. A concert of women composers. Dr. Rosephanye Powell: To Sit and Dream; Sarah Quartel: Snow Angel; Carlotta Ferrari: O Splendid Gem (arrangement of O splendissima gemma by Hildegard von Bingen); Vittoria Aleotti: Two Renaissance Madrigals; Elaine Hagenberg: The Music of Stillness; and other works. Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor; Hye Won Cecilia Lee, piano. www.uppercanadachoristers.org or info@uppercanadachoristers.org or 416- 256-0510. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & STREAMED. ● 8:00: Soundstreams. Garden of Vanished Pleasures. See Sep 23. Also Oct 2-3, 5-10. ONLINE Saturday October 2 ● 3:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Sinfonia Toronto’s Greatest Hits. Works by Mozart, Shostakovich, and others. Nurhan Arman, conductor. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 416-499-0403 or sinfoniatoronto.com. Free registration through Eventbrite. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 3:00: Something Else! Festival. Saturday at Bayfront Park. So Long 7; Adrean Farrugia Trio; Gilliam / Milmine / Pottie; Megan English & Dale Morningstar; VOC Silent Film Harmonic; Film: The Unknown. Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Dr., Hamilton. www. somethingelsefestival.com. -(door); (adv). ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pride Together. From Tchaikovsky to Lady Gaga, Saint-Saëns to Sister Sledge, the TSO invites you to experience a glittering rainbow of genre-spanning music. Includes “Vogue”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “Time Warp”, and more. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Barrett Principal Education Conductor and Community Ambassador. City- View Drive-In, 20 Polson St. 416-598-3375 or www.tso.ca. -0 per car. Also Oct 1. Concert is one hour in length. ● 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. In Concert. Beethoven: Symphony No.6 “Pastorale”; Schumann: Cello Concerto. Pratik Gandhi, guest conductor; Samantha Yang, cello. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566 or cathedralbluffs.com or cbsoboxoffice@gmail. com. -; -(sr/st); Free(under 12). ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Penderecki Quartet: Beethoven Quartets V. Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 TEN SINGING STARS – NEW GENERATION PERFORM LIVE ON THE NEW CLASSICAL FM! Direct from the Encounter with BRETT POLEGATO, Friday, Oct. l st Mr. Polegato has generously stepped in for Theodore Baerg, who is indisposed. YOU ARE INVITED! The concert will be broadcast live on THE NEW CLASSICAL 96.3 FM, with video at classicalfm.ca Friday, Oct. 15 th , 2021, 7:30 - 9pm Rachel Andrist, Pianist INFO: 416.362.1422 / info@ircpa.net / www.ircpa.net in a Op.132; String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Op.130 with original “Great Fugue” ending Op.133. Jeremy Bell, violin; Jerzy Kaplanek, violin; Christine Vlajk, viola; Katie Schlaikjer, cello. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. ; (st). Also Oct 3. ● 8:00: Soundstreams. Garden of Vanished Pleasures. See Sep 23. Also Oct 3, 5-10. ONLINE Sunday October 3 ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Penderecki Quartet: Beethoven Quartets V. Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 in a Op.132; String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Op.130 with original “Great Fugue” ending Op.133. Jeremy Bell, violin; Jerzy Kaplanek, violin; Christine Vlajk, viola; Katie Schlaikjer, cello. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. ; (st). Also Oct 2. ● 8:00: Soundstreams. Garden of Vanished Pleasures. See Sep 23. Also Oct 5-10. ONLINE Thursday October 7 ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Andrei Feher Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E-flat Op.55. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. www.rcmusic.com/performance or 416-408-0208. -. ● 8:00: Soundstreams. Garden of Vanished Pleasures. See Sep 23. Also Oct 8-10. ONLINE Friday October 8 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew's. Friday Noontime Recital. Seasonal favourites. Jordan Klapman, jazz piano. St. Andrew's Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. standrewstoronto. org. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE. Saturday October 9 ● 3:00: Something Else! Festival. Saturday at Bayfront Park. Larry Ochs - Don Robinson Duo + Brass Knuckle Sandwich; Stranger Still; Eschaton; Film: New York Eye & Ear Control. Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Dr., Hamilton. www.somethingelsefestival.com. - (door); (adv). ● 8:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Beverley Street Trio. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-901-7469 or www.smokeshowbbqandbrew.com. Sunday October 10 ● 8:00: Soundstreams. Garden of Vanished Pleasures. See Sep 23. ONLINE Thursday October 14 ● 7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Haydn & Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn: String Symphony No.10 in b; Copland: Quiet City for solo trumpet, solo English horn and strings; Keiko Devaux: ebb; Haydn: Symphony No.71 in B-flat. Nancy Nelson, English horn; Michael Fedyshyn, trumpet; Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor. Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton. 905-526- 7756 or hpo.org. . Friday October 15 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew's. Friday Noontime Recital. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Book II. Brian Hsu, piano. St. Andrew's Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. standrewstoronto.org. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 7:30: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA). Ten Singing Stars - New Generation. Live broadcast on The New Classical 96.3 FM and livestream. Brett Polegato, baritone (Mentor); Ten singers performing arias and art songs; Rachel Andrist, piano. http://classicalfm.ca. ONLINE ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. Parade on Bourbon Street. Michael Kaeshammer, piano; Lucas Waldin, conductor. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -0 per stream. Available Oct 15-8pm to Oct 17-11:59pm. Purchase 1 stream per household. ONLINE Saturday October 16 ● 7:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Un Viaggio Fantastico. A journey through the Baroque era in Italy. Works by Cima, Castello, Castaldi, Veracini, and Vivaldi. Rezan Onen-Lapointe, Baroque violin; David Podgorski, harpsichord; Erika Nielsen, Baroque cello; Benjamin Stein, theorbo and lute. 647- 779-5696 or https://fantasticjourney.eventbrite.com. . Join Rezan and David before the concert online for an informative and entertaining introduction and afterward for an interactive Q&A session. Available until Oct 23. ONLINE ● 7:30: Bravo Niagara! Laila Biali Trio. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. bravoniagara.org. . ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Piano Quintets by Bartók & Dvořák. Tomoko Inui, piano; Jung Tsai, violin; Frederick Bednarz, violin; Judith Davenport, viola; Rebecca Morton, cello. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519- 569-1809. ; (st). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Season Gala: Follies in Concert. Book by James Goldman. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Chilina Kennedy, Eric McCormack, Cynthia Dale, Thom Allison, Mary Lou Fallis and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -0. Also Oct 17(3:00pm). In support of The Fund for Koerner Hall. Sunday October 17 ● 3:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. York Jazz Ensemble. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-901-7469 or www.smokeshowbbqandbrew.com. Also Sep 19, Nov 21, Dec 19. Tuesday October 19 ● 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music on Film: Strings Attached. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. www.rcmusic. com/performance or 416-408-0208. ; Members - , , Free. Thursday October 21 ● 7:00: Confluence Concerts. Bach Cello Suites: Part 2. Bach: Cello Suites No.4 in E-flat BWV1010 & No.6 in D BWV1012. Keiran Campbell, cello; Elinor Frey, violincello piccolo. confluenceconcerts.ca. Live concert Oct 21. YouTube premiere Oct 29. A limited number of tickets available for in-person attendance. LIVE & ONLINE ● 7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Intimate & Immersive: Earthshine. Roydon Tse: Down the Rabbit Hole; Jeffrey Ryan: Earthshine; Andrew Clark: Heliacal Rising; 26 | September and October 2021 thewholenote.com

James O’Callaghan: The Earth, Split Open; Jessie Montgomery: Starburst; Norbert Palej: Rorate Coeli. Andrew O’Connor, video artist; Eugene Astapov, conductor. Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton. 905-526- 7756 or hpo.org. . Mallonee: Storm King Suite for viola and cello; Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat for String Trio K563. Jessica Tong, violin; David Rose, viola; Natasha Farnhy, cello. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519- 569-1809. ; (st). Saturday October 23 ● 4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. A concert by the leading young classical musicians in Canada. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. www.rcmusic.com/performance or 416-408-0208. Free. Quartet No.13 in B-flat, Op.130 (“Lieb”) including Grosse Fuge. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. -. Proof of vaccination required. Tuesday October 26 org or 1-833-964-633. Single tickets available Oct 7. ONLINE Friday October 29 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew's. Friday Noontime Recital. Schumann: Märchenbilder Op.113. The Ezra Duo. St. Andrew's Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. standrewstoronto.org. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven and Prokofiev. Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2 in g; Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A. Kerson Leong, violin; Andrei Feher, conductor. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. - 0 per stream. Available Oct 29-8pm to Oct 31-11:59pm. Purchase 1 stream per household. ONLINE Saturday October 30 October 21 at 8 pm PARKER QUARTET ● 8:00: Music Toronto. The Parker Quartet. Schubert: Quartet in c D703 “Quartettsatz”; Di Castri: String Quartet No.1; Schumann: Quartet in A Op.41 No.3. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50-. Friday October 22 ● 12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrew's. Friday Noontime Recital. Schubert: Piano Trio Op.100. Bedford Trio. St. Andrew's Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. standrewstoronto.org. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 6:00: Estonian Music Week. Hybrid Festival 2021. Rita Ray, Kaili Kinnon, Estyr. 416- 925-9405 or www.estonianmusicweek.ca. (in person); Free(online). Venue TBA. LIVE & ONLINE ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Fredonia Strinq Trio. Mompou: Transcriptions for violin and viola; Caroline ● 5:00: Estonian Music Week. Hybrid Festival 2021. Duo Ruut, Beatrice Deer Band, Väike Hellero, Erik Laar. 416-925-9405. (in person); Free(online). Venue TBA. LIVE & ONLINE ● 7:30: Guitar Society of Toronto. In Concert: Chormaduo. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. www.guitarsocietyoftoronto.com or 416-964-8298. Advance: ; (sr); (st); Door: ; (sr); (st). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. RCO Concerts Series: Trevor Pinnock Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E-flat K543; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat Op.73 “Emperor”. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. -. Sunday October 24 ● 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Reformation. Rossini: Overture to L’italiana in Algeri; Respighi: Antiche Danze ed Arie, Set 1; Mendelssohn: Reformation Symphony. Michael Newnham, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St. 1-855- 985-2787 or ticketmaster.ca. ; (sr); (OTOPus ages 13 to 29); (ages 5-12). OTOPus patrons may purchase one additional ticket at the discounted rate for a guest of any age. Pre-concert chat at 2:15pm. ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Chamber Music Concerts: Dover Quartet with Davóne Tines. Beethoven: String Quartet No.2 in G Op.18 No.2; Barber: “Dover Beach” Op.3; Shaw: By and By; Beethoven: String October 26 at 8 pm DAVID JALBERT pianist ● 8:00: Music Toronto. David Jalbert, Piano. Murphy: Smoke Darkened Sky (world premiere); Debussy: Images I: Reflets dans l’eau, Hommage à Rameau, Mouvement; Images II: Cloches à travers les feuilles, Et la lune descent sur le temple qui fut, Poissons d’or; Ligeti: Etudes Book 1: Arc-en-ciel, Auytomne à Varsovie; Prokofiev: Sonata No.6 Op.82 in A. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50-. Thursday October 28 ● 7:00: Opera Atelier. Angel. 70-minute film fully staged and filmed at St. Lawrence Hall. Music by Edward Huizinga, Jean-Philippe Rameau, William Boyce, Matthew Locke, and Max Richter. Measha Brueggergosman, Mireille Asselin, Meghan Lindsay, sopranos; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; and others; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Nathaniel Dett Chorale; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. , . www.OperaAtelier. com. Single tickets on sale Oct 1. Available until Nov 12. ONLINE ● 7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Steven Page with the NSO. Steven Page Trio; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. www.niagarasymphony.com or 905-688-0722 or 905- 688-5601 x3700 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (arts worker); (st & youth). ● 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Music and Magic. Purcell: Excerpts from The Fairy Queen; Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E “Spring” from The Four Seasons; Handel” “What passion cannot music raise or quell” from Ode for St Cecilia’s Day; Bach: Andante from Sonata for Solo Violin in a; Handel Overtures to Flavio & Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day. Nick Wallace, magician; Quinten Melo, contortionist; Ryan Joyce, stage director; Elisa Citterio director. info@tafelmusik. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Gianni Schicchi. By Giacomo Puccini. Roland Wood (Gianni Schicchi); Hera Hyesang Park (Lauretta); Andrew Haji (Rinuccio); Meghan Latham (Zita); and other soloists; Canadian Opera Company Orchestra; Jader Bignamini, conductor; Amy Lane, stage director. www. coc.ca/watch. ONLINE ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Opening Night Gala: In Sinistris Manibus. Dukas: Fanfare pour précéder La Péri; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.4 (for the left hand); Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements. Dong Xu, piano; Michael Berec, host; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-604-8339 or ksorchestra.ca. - . LIVE & STREAMED. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Daniel Lanois and Heavy Sun. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -5. Sunday October 31 ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica: From Bach to Piazzolla. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Astor Piazzolla and 75th birthday of Gidon Kremer with a special homage to Glenn Gould. Valentin Silvestrov: Hommage to J.S.B. for violin and vibraphone; Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No.7 in g BWV1058; Piazzolla: Three Pieces for Piano and Strings; Two pieces from Art of Instrumentation (based on Bach works and dedicated to Glenn Gould; Bach: Variations on “Goldberg Aria” (arr. Tickmayer); and other works by Bach and Piazzolla. Gidon Kremer, violin; Georgijs Osokins, piano; Per-Arne Glorvigen, bandoneon; Andrei Pushkarev, vibraphone; Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. www.rcmusic.com/Tickets. From . ONLINE. ● 3:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Red Hot Ramble. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-901-7469 or www.redhotramble.ca or smokeshowbbqandbrew.com. Tuesday November 2 ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Coming to Carry Me Home. Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem; Dett: The Chariot Jubilee. Jonelle Sills, soprano; Brett Polegato, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; thewholenote.com September and October 2021 | 27

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