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Volume 27 Issue 2 - November 2021

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Live events on the up and up while creative live-and livestreamed hybrids continue to shine. October All-star Sondheim's Follies at Koerner Hall headlines the resurgence; Zoprana Sadiq brings MixTape to Crow's Theatre; Stewart Goodyear and Jan Lisiecki bring piano virtuosity back indoors; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir's J-S Vallee in action; TSO finds itself looking at 60 percent capacities ahead of schedule. All this and more as we we complete our COVID-13 -- a baker's dozen of issues since March 2020. Available here in flipthrough, and on stands commencing this weekend. Event listings are free of charge to artists, venues and presenters. Readers are encouraged to check weekly for changes and updates to existing listings, and for the numerous new listings being added each week, both current and further into the future. Register for the weekly updates at IN THIS ISSUE: THREE LISTINGS SECTIONS ● Section 1: Events by date for Oct 27 – Dec 17 These are events with an announced date and time that one could circle on a calendar, in order to “be there” when it happens for the first (or only) time. This includes live and livestreamed performances; first broadcasts and screenings; concerts, workshops, symposia, and so on. If the event in question remains available after that first presentation (e.g. online or on demand), this is noted at the end of the listing. ● Section 2: Ongoing online musical activity including date-related events now available on demand online These are musical activities that readers can access in their own time, usefully identified by the name of the presenter or the nature of the event. ● Section 3: In the clubs (Mostly Jazz) How to List 1. Use the convenient online form at 2. Email listings to Please note, we do not take listings over the phone. Deadlines 1. Weekly online updates: submission deadline is 6pm Tuesday of the week prior to the event in question, for Friday posting. 2. Print: approximately fifteen days before publication. Our next print issue covers December 2021 and January 2022, and the submission deadline for new listings and updates to listings previously processed is 6pm Monday November 22. Events by Date | October 27 to December 17, 2021 PLEASE NOTE: All times are Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. Listings are based on information sent to WholeNote in advance by event presenters. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Please visit presenters’ websites or contact them directly for updates. Wednesday October 26 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, and other works ; Ligeti: Etudes Book 1: Arcen-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-. Wednesday October 27 ● 8:00: Hugh’s Room/El Mocambo. Dione Taylor. El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave. . Thursday October 28 ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Piano Laureates. Naomi Wong, piano; Vanessa Yu, piano; and Jingquan Xie, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. Free. STREAMED ● 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. 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. niagarasymphony. com or 905-688-0722 or 905-688-5601 x3700 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (arts worker); (st & youth). ● 8:00: Canadian Music Therapy Fund. UNdone. A hybrid livestream and in-person fundraising event in support of music therapy & mental health. Simone Denny, Kayla Diamond, Mike Mitchell, Courtney Gilmore, and others; Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, host. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. info@musictherapyfund. ca. LIVE & STREAMED ● 8:00: New Music Concerts. Broadcast: Not Alone. Broadcast from Koerner Hall. Works for soloists with electronics by George Lewis, Malin Bäng, Michel van der Aa, Bruno Mantovani, Luigi Nono, and Rebekah Cummings. Available on Facebook and YouTube. or 416-961-9594. ONLINE ● 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. 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. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE ● 5:00: Lucky Penny Opera. Talk One: Digital Creation Hacks. This seminar brings together three artists from three different art practices to talk about their work and process, inspiring you to try brave new things, digitally. There will be a 30-minute Q&A. Sammy Chien, June Fukumara, and Annie Tung, speakers. Available for Streaming Until NOVEMBER 12, 2021 OPERAATELIER.COM 22 | November 2021 or 778-554-4458. By donation: -. ONLINE ● 5:30: The Rex. Jeff Halischuk Trio. Proudly supported by Friends of the Ken Page Memorial Trust. Jeff Halischuk, drums; Chris Gale, saxophone; John Maharaj, bass. 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475. ● 8:00: Crow’s Theatre. Ghost Quartet in Concert. Written and Composed by Dave Malloy. Four friends (or are they ghosts?) sing, drink, and tell stories that span seven centuries in this surreal, chamber musical of murder ballads, doo-wop, and a purgatorial intermezzo. Beau Dixon, Hailey Gillis, Kira Guloien, and Andrew Penner. crowstheatre. com. . Available Oct 29-31. 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 ● 3:00: Opera Revue. Opera Revue at Castro’s Lounge. Fun, casual afternoon of opera, art song and more in a comfortable bar setting. Puccini: O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi; Mozart: Selections from Don Giovanni; Poulenc: Fleurs; Satie: Je te veux; Weill: Youkali. Danie Friesen, soprano; Parker Clemens, baritone; Claire Harris, piano. Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E. 647-637- 7491. PWYC. ● 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. watch. Available until Apr 30, 2022. 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 - . 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 -5. Sunday October 31 ● 3:00: Magisterra Soloists. To the Earth. Abigail Richardson-Schulte: To the Earth; Emily Doolittle: Sapling; Jeff Smallman: Serenade. Russell Braun, baritone. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. 519-615- 0163. .93-.45(in person); (livestream). Limited seating. LIVE & STREAMED ● 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. From . ● 3:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Red Hot Ramble. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-901-7469 or or ● 8:00: Ashkenaz Festival. Nu? Normal!: The Barn Sessions - Episode IV. Hartzedike-Lider (Heartsongs). Allan Merowitz & Brian Katz with special guest Jane Bunnett. ashkenaz. ca. ONLINE Tuesday November 2 ● 7:00: TO Live. The Spectators’ Odyssey - o dell’ Inferno. An immersive, contemporary multimedia theatrical experience created by Daniele Bartolini. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. or 416- 366-7723 & 1-800-708-6754 or at boxoffice@ per journey or combined ticket of for both. Groups of 8 will begin their voyage every 15 minutes for one of two different journeys, each approximately one hour. Audience can choose to do journey A or B or both. Also Nov 2-6 (7pm); 7 (1pm & 6pm); 10-11 (7pm); 14 (1pm & 6pm). ● 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; Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408-0208. LIVE & LIVE STREAM Wednesday November 3 ● 7:00: Canadian Music Centre. Eckhardt- Gramatté National Music Competition Winner Julien Siino. Cusson: La Pièta for solo cello; Lutoslawski: Sacher Variation for solo cello; Eckhardt-Gramatté: Duo Concertante for Cello and Piano E.146; Good: Song of Longing; Britten: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Op.65. Julien Siino, cello; Chiharu Iinuma, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. General: /(adv); CMC Members & Arts Workers: /(adv); (st). ● 7:00: Confluence Concerts. Bach Cello Suites: Part 3. Bach: Cello Suites No.2 in d BWV1008 & No.5 in c BWV1011. Andrew Downing, double bass; and Ryan Davis, viola. Live concert Nov 3. YouTube premiere Nov 10. A limited number of tickets available for in-person attendance. LIVE & ONLINE ● 8:30: Lucky Penny Opera. The 48-Hour Opera Project: Viewing Party. Six newly-composed mini-operas created by the participants of the 48-Hour Opera Project Creation Weekend. Six teams of artists from across Canada, the US, and New Zealand. 778-554- 4458. By donation: -. 5:30pm Pacific Time: Fox Cabaret (Vancouver) / 8:30pm: Tranzac Club (Toronto). ONLINE Thursday November 4 ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. In celebration of its 75th anniversary, U of T Opera reflects on the school’s important history while sharing its forward looking vision for opera’s future. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. . Free. LIVE STREAMED ● 7:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Carlos Morgan Live. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-901-7469 or Friday November 5 ● 12:00 noon: Music at Met. Friday Noon at Met Concert Series. Works by Howells, Vierne, Franck and others. Joshua Duncan Lee, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. Free. LIVE & LIVE STREAM ● 12:15: Music at St. Andrew’s. Friday Noontime Recital. Works by Debussy, Liszt, and Prokofiev. Jean-Luc Therrien, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. or 416-593-5600 x231. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE ● 7:30: Jenny Crober & Emily Vick Agnew. “Love Stories” Fall Cabaret / A VOCA Chorus Fundraiser. Featuring our choir’s professional leads, special guests, and an excerpt from one of our in-person rehearsals. Works by Piaf, Joel, Donizetti, and others. Dallas Chorley, soprano; Alex Hetherington, mezzo; Kevin Mulligan, tenor; Eli Theocharidis, tenor; Justin Welsh, baritone; Parker Clements, baritone; and guests. 416-931-8224 or or . ONLINE ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Glenn Gould School Chamber Opera: Ana Sokolović’s Svadba. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208 or . Also Nov 6. Proof of vaccination required. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Jerusalem String Quartet with Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda Forsyth. Bruckner: Adagio from String Quintet in F WAB112; Dvořák: String Sextet in A Op.48; Brahms: String Sextet in B-flat Op.18. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. -0. Proof of vaccination required. Saturday November 6 ● 4:00: Beach United Church. Life and Songs of Irving Berlin. Dr. Mike Daley and Jill Daley. 140 Wineva Ave. Visit jazz-reflection-the-life-and-songs-of-irving-berlin-tickets-188507780847. Suggested donation for limited in-person seating. Vaccination proof is required plus wearing a mask. LIVE & LIVESTREAM ● 7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. I Eat the Stars. Laurel MacDonald: I Eat the Stars; Laurel MacDonald & Phil Strong: Videovoce. 705-386-0880 or ; Free(st). Suggested prices. Online location issued after registration. ONLINE ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Glenn Gould School Chamber Opera: Ana Sokolović’s Svadba. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208 or . Also Nov 5. Proof of vaccination required. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage Series: Nella & Daymé Arocena. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or -. Proof of vaccination required. ● 9:00: Hugh’s Room/El Mocambo. A Tribute to Bob Dylan with Paul James. El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave. . Sunday November 7 ● 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization (TEMPO). Baroque Ornamentation: A Duel Between France and Italy (An Online Workshop). Focusing on the differences between the French suite and its influence on musicians in the Baroque era versus the famous sonata which spread across Europe in the same period. Sophie Larivière, recorder & Baroque flute. or ONLINE ● 2:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. In Concert. Brahms: Symphony No.3; Dvořák: In Nature’s Realm. Christine Fong, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Sunday Nov. 7, 2021 at 2 pm P.C. Ho Theatre Brahms Symphony No. 3 Dvorák In Nature’s Realm Kevin Lau River Tickets: adult student/senior (children under 12 are free) Subscribe Today & Save! | 416.879.5566 November 2021 | 23 guest conductor Christine Fong

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