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Volume 12 - Issue 4 - December 2006

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2 8Sy!tinx SundmjSalo.tM2006-2007&ncerdS~featuring the work ofCanadian ComposerJeanCoulthardI Dec. 3, 2006 ~ 1Musica CamerataMontrealSchumann, Coulthard,Arensky~eb. 4, 2007 3pmRoberta Janzen &Peter LongworthSchumann, Boccherini,Coulthard, Schubert(additional guest cellist tobe announced)I Mar. 4, 2007 3pmGregory Oh&Vilma VitolsDebussy, Coulthard, Mohler3p; I~pril 1, 2007Angela Park,Sharon Wei&Gwendolyn SmithCoulthard,Shostakovitch, BrahmsMay 6~2_0073pmPamina StringQuartetSchubert, Coulthard,Glick, Dvorak... CONCERTS: Toronto and nearby The TR ANZ AC, 292 Brunswick Ave. 41 6-410-Feet Off the Ground, Let There Be Peace, YouRaised Me Up, Under the Board Walk, & manymore; silent auction. Guest quartets: In TheMoment, Alibi, Jubilation, Chameleon; Duo:Jamie and Joy. Recital Hall, Accolade East, YorkUniversity, 4700 Keele St. 416· 743-5184. .- 2:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Bel CantoSalon: I Capuleti et i Montecchi. By Bellini. AgatheMartel, soprano; Emilia Boteva, mezzo-soprano;Simon Rozin Kim, piano/music director. GlennGould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 416-466·1870. ; (sr/st).- 2:00: Toronto Philharmonia. ChristmasClassics. Works by Purcell, Handel, Haydn,Debussy, Rutter & others; world premieres ofconcertos by Lea Leung, Francis Li. TorontoChildren's Chorus, Jean Ashworth Bartle,conductor; Kerry Stratton, conductor. GeorgeWeston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111. -; .50-(sr).- 2:30: Aldeburgh Connection. Masques etbergamasques. Faure: Masques et bergamasques;Hahn: Songs. Nathalie Paulin, soprano; Anita Krause,rrezzo; Colin Ainsworth, tenor, Brett Polegato,baritone; Stephen Ralls, Bruce Ubukata, piano. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen's Park.416-735-7982. ; $12(st rush).Sharlene Wallace, harpSusan Piltch, flute/pianowith George Koller. bass- 2:30: Sharlene Wallace Winter Anticipa·tion. Anticipation CD launch, plus festive Christ·mas music. Sharlene Wallace, harp; Susan Piltch,flute/piano; George Koller, bass. Enoch TurnerSchoolhouse, 106 Trinity St. 416-346-6600.; (sr/st).- 3:00: Contemporary Showcase Festival.Showcase Concert & Presentation of Awards.Works by Canadian composers performed byfestival participants. Eastminster United Church,310 Danforth Ave. 416-963-5937. ; (sr/st/member).- 3:00: Hart House Singers. Choral Songswith Brass and Percussion. Festive music byBach, Schutz, Ramirez. Toronto Chamber Brass;So Takei, accompanist; David Arnot-Johnston,conductor. Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart HouseCircle, UofT. 416-978-2452. Free; food dona·tions for UofT Food Bank.- 3:00: Isaacs (LXXXI Seen and HeardRobert Creeley LXXX & Malcolm GoldsteinLXX. Poetical/musical collaborations: words ofRobert Creeley, music of Udo Kasemets &Malcolm Goldstein. Malcolm Goldstein, violin;Susan Layard, singer; Udo Kasemets, piano; PaulDutton, speaker. Victoria University, EmmanuelCollege Chapel, 75 Queen's Park (third floor,south). 416-929-5849. Free.- 3:00: St. Jude's Anglican Church (Wexford).Northdale Concert Band Holiday Concert:Three Centuries of the Trumpet. Guest: AllenBachelder, trumpet; Stephen Chenette, musicdirector. 10 Howarth Ave. 416-486-3011. ;(sr/st); free(under 12 free).- 3:00: Syrinx Sunday Salons. A Celebrationof Canadian Composer Jean Coulthard.Schumann: Trio in g, Op.110; Coulthard: LyricTrio; Arensky: Trio ind, Op.32. Musica CamerataMontreal: Berta Rosenohl, piano; Luis Grinhauz,violin; Marieve Bock, cello. The Heliconian Hall,35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st).-3:30:Tafelmusik. ThefairyOueen. Trinity­St. Paul's Centre. See Dec 1.- 4:00: Association of Improvising MusiciansToronto/Now Lounge Jazz & ImprovisedMusic. Showcasing local talent. NowLounge, 189 Church St. 416-769-2841. .-4:00: St. James' Cathedral. SundayAfternoon Twilight Recital. Patricia Wright,organ. 4:30: Choral Evensong. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x224. Free.- 4:30: All Saints' Kingsway AnglicanChurch. A Service of Lessons & Carols forAdvent Choir of All Saints' Kingsway, ClementCarelse, director. 2850 Bloor St. West. 416-233-1125. Collection.- 4:30: St. Clement's Anglican Church.Advent Carol Service. Music by Archer, Mc Kie,Palestrina, Praetorius, Sirret, Willcocks. 59 BriarHill Ave. 416-483-6664. Free.- 7:00: The Assembly Hall/St. Paul'sUnited Church.A Celtic Christmas.Traditionalmusic and dancing from the British Isles. TheAssembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.416-259-6541. (adv).- 7:30: Flying Cloud Folk Club/MariposaFolk Foundation. The Choirgirlzin Concert.Dixie Chicks meet the Andrews Sisters. DebbieFleming, Dorothy McDonall, Mary Ellen Moore.3655. ; $12(member); (st).- 7:30: Peel Choral Society. ChristmasConcert. Vivaldi: Gloria; seasonal favourites, newcarol arrangements, sing-along. Chamber orchestra;Adolpho Desantis, accompanist; Mervin Fick,director. St. Mary's Church, 66A Main St. South,Brampton. 416-961 -6444. ; $12(sr/st);(ch 5-101.- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Percussion Ensemble. Walter Hall, 80Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free.- 7:30: York Symphony. Italian OperaHighlights. Guests: Janet Catherine Dea, soprano;Chantelle Grant, mezzo-soprano; Romulo Delgado,tenor; Gregory Burton, conductor. MarkhamTheatre forthe Performing Arts, 171 TownCentre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. ;(sr/st); O(under 12).- 8:30: Hugh's Room Ashley Macisaac. Celticheritage blended with contemporary elements,fiddler and now singer/songwriter. 2261 DundasSt. West. 416-531 -6604. ; (adv).Monday December 04- 7:30: Cantabile Chorale of York Region.Joy of Christmas, 2006. Traditional Christmasconcert, audience participation. Lona Richardson,accompanist; Robert Richardson, conductor.Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill.905-731-8318. Entry by donation to RichmondHill Community Food Bank; silent offering duringconcert.- 7:30:LOFT Community Services. Homefor the Holidays Christmas Concert. Jazz &classical musicians & singers performing bothnon-traditional works and holiday favourites. St.James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416-979-1994x233. . Funds for housing, support & outreachprograms.- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic.Chamber Music Series. Music ofSchubert & others. The Gryphon Trio. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park.416-978-3744. ; $12(sr/st).- 8:00: The Old Mill/Jazz.FM91.BJ or BustDenis Keldie Quintet; Denis Keldie, organ. The DidI "'if> ~'S~ ->at Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W .'2·Bel Canto Salon:I Capuleti e i MontecchiGuiding us through highlights of Bellini's rarely-performedopera is Russian-German pianist Semyon Rozin, the musicdirector of Off Centre's first opera-in-salon, featuring Belcanto soprano Jackalyn Short as our Juliet, to Bulgarianmezzo soprano Emilia Boteva's Romeo. ~~---.(:, ,1·1 r"n , -. l \Germon Salon: Uncovering German Romanticism .,.,Feeling weighed down by midwinter'sSturm und Oran'!! (that's "storm and stress"to us)? You are not alone- so were the GermanRomantics, and they didn't even haveour Canadian weather to blame! This year let the gloriousvoices of soprano Joni Henson and mezzo sopranoLynne McMurtry quell your restless spirit with the musicof Mendelssohn, Wolf, Brahms and Schumann.Tickets: // adults/seniors/studentsGlenn Gould Studio Box Office: 416.205,5555www.offcentremusic.comWWW.TH EWHO LENOTE. COM D ECEMBER 1 2006- F EBRUARY 7 200 7I'Y~

Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641. ;(members).- 8:00:Toronto Theatr,e Organ Society/Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma. Wurlitzer Popsat Casa Loma. Dave Wickerham, theatre organ.Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. 416-499-6262..Tuesday December 05- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Vocal Series:Songs of Home. Michele Bogdanowicz, soprano;Steven Philcox, piano. Four Seasons Centre forthe Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. West. 416·363-8231. Free.- 12: 10: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic Voice Performance Class. Songs of theSeason. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free.- 12: 15: All Saints' Kingsway AnglicanChurch.Midweek Organ Recital. ClementCarelse, organ. 2850 Bloor St. West. 416-233-1125. Collection.- 1 :00: St. James' Cathedral. Music atMidday. Edward Connell, organ. 65 Church St.416-364 7865 x224. Free.- 7:30: University o!Toronto Faculty ofMusic. World of Music. Guitar Ensemble,Jeffrey McFadden, director. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free.- 8:00: CBC On Stage. Nimmons 'n more:Dave Mc Murdo Jazz Orchestra. Works by PhilNimmons, Harry Freedman and several membersof the band. Quinsin Nachoff, Alex Dean & PerryWhite, saxophones; Dave McMurdo, trombone;Don Thompson, piano; & others. Glenn GouldStudio, 250 Front St. West. 416-205-5555.; .75(sr/st).- 8:00: Da Capo Productions. Cocktails &Candy Canes. Holiday musical theatre celebra·lion, song & dance, with music of Frank Sinatra,Harry Connick Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, The AndrewSisters, Bing Crosby, & others. Justin Bacchus,Donna-Marie Baratta, & other performers; DavidMyers, piano; Andrew Buntain, bass; DavidPontello, drums; Christopher Wilson, director.Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West. 647·298-9338. ; (65 +/st); (12 & under).- 8:00: The Rose Theatre. Divine Brown inConcert. Five octaves of soul music. 1 TheatreLane, Brampton. 905-874-2800. -.- 8:30: Hugh's Room.BernardoPadron Group,Tales of/a Juana CD release. Contemporary jazzblended with Venezuelan folk music. AndrewDowning, acoustic bass; Marilyn Lerner, piano/accordion; Mark Duggan, marimba/congas/percussion; Justin Haynes, electric guitar; AlanHetherington, drums/maracas/percussion. 2261Dundas St. West. 416-531-6604. ;(adv).Wednesday December 06- 12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory ofMusic.Noon Hour Concert. Works by Sampson,Bach, Boehme.Toronto Chamber Brass; GlennGould School Students Brass Quintet. RCMConcert Hall, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824x321.Free.- 12:3 0: Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch.Noonday Organ Recital. Janet MacFarlanePeaker, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.- 7:30: CDC Ensemble Studio. The Bear, andSwoon. The Bear: music by William Walton,libretto adapted from Anton Chekov by Paul Dehnand William Walton; Swoon (world premiere):music by James Rolfe, libretto by Anna Chatter-The Toronto WelshMale Voice ChoirWilliam Woloschuk, Artistic Directorpresents itsWednesday December 6 at 7:30 pmTrinity-St. Paul's United Church427 Bloor St. West at Spadina AvenueTickets: .00; Children under 12, FREETel: 416-410-2254e-mail: us @ www.twmvc.comD ECEM BER 1 2006 - F EBRUARY 7 200 7WWW.THEWHOLE NOTE. COMton. The Bear: Steven Philcox, conductor; AshlieCorcoran, director; Swoon: Ric ham Bradshaw,conductor; Michael Albano, director. Imperial OilOpera Theatre, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum OperaCentre, 227 Front St. East, Toronto. 416-363-8231, 800-250-4653. . For complete runsee music theatre listings.- 7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir.Christmas Concert. William Woloschuk, artisticdirector. Trinity-St Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St.West. 416-410-2254. .- 7:30: University o!Toronto Faculty ofMusic Jazz Concerts. 1 O O'Clock Jazz Orches·tra, Paul Read, director. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978·3744. ; (sr/st).- 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.Festival of Carols. Seasonal anecdotes, sing-along.Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir; MatthewLarkin, organ; John Fraser, narrator; FestivalBrass; Paul Halley, guest conductor. YorkminsterPark Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422 x24. -; -(sr/st).- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Russian Masterworks. Shostakovich: FestiveOverture; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3;Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 (Pathetique). YefimBronfman, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828.-$120.- 8:30: Hugh's Room. Ron Hynes. Folk/acoustic/country singer/songwriter. 2261 DundasSt. West. 416-53 1-6604. ; (adv).- 9:00pm & 10: 15pm: Mezzetta Restaurant.Wednesday Concert Series. Dave Young,bass; Rob Piltch, guitar. 681 St. Clair Ave. West.416-658-5687. cover.Thursday December 07- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Chamber MusicSeries: Music of the Second Viennese School.Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble, BrianCurrent, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. West. 41 6-363-8231. Free.- 12:00 noon: CBC Radio. Music Around UsNew Generation Series: Phillip Addis, baritone.Schubert: Heine songs from Schwanengesang;songs by Mozart, Bellini & Britten. Emily Hamper,piano; Keith Horner, host. Glenn Gould Studio,250 Front St. West. 416-205-5555. Free.- 12:10: University o!Toronto Faculty ofMusic Thursdays at Noon. Piano Extravaganza:music for four pianists. Jamie Parker, LydiaWong, Cameron Stowe & Midori Koga. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park.416-978-3744. Free.- 12: 15: Metropolitan United Church.Noon at Met Organ Recital: Senan Whelan. 56Queen St. East. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.- 2:00: Northern District Library. Vocalrecital. Black folk songs & spirituals; English folksongs. Madeleine Courtney,mezzo-soprano;Robert Norquay, baritone; Jenny Grober, piano. 40Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free.- 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Russian Masterworks. Roy Thomson Hall. SeeDec 6. .50-.50.- 8:00:Music Toronto. VermeerOuartet.Schubert: String Quartet in E-flat, Op.125/1,D.87; Shostakovich: String Quartet #8, Op.11 O;Mendelssohn: String Quartet in e, Op.44/2. JaneMallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for theArts, 27 Front St. East. 416-366-7723, 800-708-6754. , ; 18-35 pay your age; (st),accompanying adult y, price.- 8:30: Hart House Music Committee/Worlds of Music Toronto. WOMT WorkshopRecital & Wrap Party. Arbor Room, Hart House,University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free.- 8:30: Hugh's Room. Pork Belly Futures.Jazzy blues band. 2261 Dundas St. West. 416·531 ·6604. ; (adv).Friday December 08- 6:30: Bach Consort Chorus & Orchestra.Bach's Christmas Oratorio Nathalie Paulin,soprano; Norine Burgess, alto; Nils Brown, tenor;Daniel Lichti, bass; Dennis Giesbrecht, Evange·list; Jane Glover, conductor. Eglinton St. George'sUnited Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481-1141x250. (includes intermission dinner). Fundraiserfor Eva's Initiatives.- 7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music,Community School.Holiday Recital. Includesart exhibition by Jana Skarecky & Hedviga Rakus.Students of The RCM in Mississauga. RCM inMississauga, 850 Enola Ave., Mississauga. 905·891-7944. 416-408-2824 x321. Free.- 7:30:Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. This dramatization of thenativity story first performed in 1938; professionalmusicians, volunteer cast. 10 TrinitySquare. 416-598-8979. Suggested donation:; $ 5(ch). American Sign Language interpretationsome performances. For complete run seemusic theatre listings.- 7:30: Halton Family Services. SharingChristmas Benefit Concert. Seasonal music,poetry & celebration. Joan Browne, flu te &Sharlene Wallace, harp; John Laing Singers; SaintMildred's Senior Choir, Carol Steven, director;Michael Caine, host; & others. Knox PresbyterianChurch, 89 Dunn Street, Oakville. 905-845-3811. ; $ lO(sr); (st). To raise funds forneedy Halton area families.- 7:30: Oakville Children's Choir. ChristmasAround the World Mechem: Seven Joys ofChristmas (arrangement of carols from differentcoun tries); choral selections from Norway,Finland, Latin America, Germany & Liberia.Sharlene Wallace, harp; all five divisions of theDCC, Glenda Crawford, music director. St. John'sUnited Church, 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905·337-7104. ; (sr/ch).- 7:30: Oueensmen o!Toronto. 75Centuriesof Christmas. Christmas music from 6th CenturyRome through to Contemporary Canada. MartinGrove Baptist Church, 35 Hedges Blvd. 416-626·0787. .2 9

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