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Volume 14 - Issue 4 - December 2008


28WHOLENOTE LISTINGSSECTIONS 1-4: INTRODUCTIONWholeNote listings are arranged inFOUR DISTINCT SECTIONS:1) Toronto & GTA (Greater Toronto Area)2) Beyond the GTA3) Jazz in Clubs4) Music-related events(a.k.a. "Announcements ... EtCetera")This double issue contains listings fromDecember 7, 2008 to February 7, 2009SECTION 1: Toronto & GTA (pages 28-46) covers all of theCity of Toronto plus the adjoining "905" area - more or less correspondingto the areas accessible from Toronto by phone withoutlong distance charges. Section 1 includes communities as far westas Oakville, as far north as Aurora and as far east as Pickering.In this issue Section I includes:Brampton, Clarkson, Kleinburg, Markham, Milton, Mississauga,Oakville, Richmond Hill, Toronto & GTA, Unionville, WestonSECTION 2: Beyond the GTA (pages 47-50) covers many areasof Southern Ontario, outside Toronto and GTA. The towns andcities vary from month to month.In this issue Section 2 includes:Ajax, Alliston, Barrie, Bolton, Bracebridge, Brantford, Burlington,Cambridge, Campbellford, Chatham, Cobourg, Dundas, Elora,Georgetown, Grimsby, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener,Lindsay, London, Newmarket, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orangeville,Orillia, Oshawa, Owen Sound, Peterborough, St. Catharines,Stouffville, Uxbridge, Waterloo, WellandSECTION 3: Jazz in Clubs (pages 51-52) is organized alphabeticallyby club, and provides as much detail on what the clubs areoffering as we had at the time of publication, which varies greatlyfrom club to club. Phone numbers and website addresses are providedto facilitate access to more up-to-date information.SECTION 4: Announcements, Lectures/Symposia, MasterClasses ... EtCetera (page 52-53) is for music-related events andactivities, other than performances, which in our judgment will beof interest to our readers.A general word of caution: a phone number is provided withevery WholeNote listing; in fa et, we won't publish a listing withoutone. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists oreven venues change after the listings are published; or occasionallycorrected information is not sent to us in time. So please checkbefore you go out to a concert.HOW TO LISTListings in WholeNote Magazine in these four sections are a freeservice available, in our discretion, to eligible presenters. If youhave an event, send us your information NO LATER than the 15'"of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing iseligible to appear. Please note, the next issue covers the periodfrom February I-March 7 2009 so listings must be received byJanuary l 5th.Listings can be sent by e-mail to or byfax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6.We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x2 I for further information on listings.LISTINGS: SECTION 1CONCERTS: Toronto and GTANote: Opera and music theatre productionswith extended runs appear in the daily listingsonly on their first performance of the month.Subsequent performance dates appear at theend of that primary listing. For show times,call the phone number given in the listings.Listings for the following extended-run productionsmay be found on the dates below:Cinderella: Dec. 3.Dirty Dancing: Dec. 2.Happy Days: Feb. 3.Jerry Springer- the Opera: Jan. 16Jersey Boys: Dec. 1.The Sound of Music: Dec. 2.We Will Rock You: Dec. 2.Monday December 01- 7:30: Canadian Opera Volunteer Committee.The Opera Scholarship CelebrationAwards. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Build·ing, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-37441416-863-0364. . 6:00: Reception. 5.- 8:00: Dancap Productions. Jersey Boys.Gaudio & Crewe. Eric Bates (Tommy deVitoJ,Joseph Leo Bwarie !Frankie Valli), AndrewRannells !Bob Gaudio), Steve Gouveia !NickMassi), and others. Des McAnuff, director;Sergio Truj ill o, choreographer. Toronto Centrefor the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111 .-5.AlsoDec.2-6, 12-14, 16-21,23,24, 26-31, Jan. 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25, 27-31, Feb. 1.Tuesday December 02- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.World Music Series: Music from the Templesand Palaces of Bali Dharma Santi; I WayanSinti, Balinese suling. Richard Bradshaw Am·phitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231.- 1 :00: St. James Cathedral. Music at Midday. Bruce Kirkpatrick Hill, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364- 7865 x224. Free.Free.- 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Voice Performance Class. Music performedby first-year students. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park.416-978-3744. Free.- 1 :00: St. James Cathedral. Music at Midday. Bruce Kirkpatrick Hill, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364· 7865 x224. Free.- 7:30: Mirvish Productions. The Sound ofMusic. Rodgers & Hammerstein. Princess ofWales Theatre, 300 King St. W. 416-872-1212. -0. Also Dec. 3- 7, 9-14, 16-21,23, 24, 26-28, 30, 31, Jan. 2-4, 6-11, 13-18,20-25, 27-Feb. 1, Feb. 4-7 and beyond.- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Instrumental Ensembles. Guitar Orchestra,Jeffrey McFadden, director. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen'sPark. 416-978-3744. Free.- 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Dirty Dancing.Bergstein. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 KingSt. W. 416-872-1212. -. Also Dec. 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23, 24, 26-28, 30, 31, Jan. 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25, 27-Feb. 1, 3-7 andbeyond.- 8:00: Mirvish Productions. We Will RockYou. Music of Queen. Panasonic Theatre, 651Yonge St. 416-872-1212. -. Also Dec.3-7, 10-14, 16-21, 23, 24, 26-28, 30, 31,Jan2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25, 27Feb. 1.- 8:00: Rose Theatre. Movin' Out. The storyof five friends over 2 decades. Music by BillyJoel, choreography by Twyla Tharp. RoseTheatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905-874-2800. -. Also Dec.3.- 8:00: Toronto Continuo Collective. ItalianMusical Diaspora. Music by Monteverdi, Biber,Schmelzer, and others. Guest soloists:Katherine Hill, soprano; Kathleen Kajioka,Sheila Smyth, and Valerie Sylvester, violin; UriRosen, trumpet. Royal St. George's CollegeChapel, 120 Howland Ave. 416-921-9203..Wednesday December 03- 12:30: Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch. Noonhour Recital. Janet Peaker,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.- 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. JazzSeries: Songs of Canada and Beyond. ChrisMcKhool, violin; Kevin Laliberte, guitar. Rich·ard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four SeasonsCentre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St.W. 416-306-2369. Free.- 6:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Afterworks Series: The Planets. Holst: ThePlanets. Women of the Elmer lseler Singers;Tom Allen, host; Peter Oundjian, conductor.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -.- 7:00: Civic light Opera Company.Scrooge - the Musical. Based on Dickens'classic story. Lloyd Dean !Scrooge); also DavidHaines, Bob Deutsch, Caroline Moro-Dalicandro,Larry Gibbs, Andrea Barker, DeanDeffett; Joe Cascone, director. Fairview LibraryTheatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 416-755-1717. Also Dec.4-7, 10-14, 17-21.Dec.3sold out. -.50.- 7:00: Ross Petty Productions. Cinderella.Book by Chris Earle. Paula Brancati !Cinderella);Jake Epstein !Prince); Patty Sullivan !FairyGodmother); Adam Brazier, Dan Chamerov,Ross Petty !stepsisters); Ted Dykstra, director;Tracey Flye, choreographer; ElizabethEarle, music director. Elgin Theatre, 189Yonge St. 416-872-5555. -$ 77; lchil·dren under 12). Also Dec. 4- 7, 9-14, 16-21,23-28, Jan. 2- 4.- 7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir.A Child's Christmas in Wales. Betty Allison,soloist; Christopher Thomas, narrator; Metro·politan Silver Band; Clement Carelse, organ.Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E.416-410-2254. .- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. World Music. Game Ian Ensemble. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen'sPark. 416-978-3744. Free.- 8:00: Rose Theatre. Movin' Out. See Dec.2.- 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. LeonFleisher, piano. Brahms: Piano Quintet in f;also solo repertoire. Erika Raum and MarieBerard, violins; Steven Dann, viola; BryanEpperson, cello. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St.W. 416-408-2824 x321. ; Olstl.Thursday December 04- 12: 10: St. Paul's Bloor Street AnglicanChurch. Noon Hour Organ Recital Series. TomFitches, organ. 227 Bloor St. E.41°6-961 ·8116. Free.- 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Thursdays at Noon - Songs of theSeason. A showcase of graduate voice stu-WWW. 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dents. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free.- 12: 15: Metropolitan United Church.Noon at the Met. Michael Capon, organ. 56Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.- 7:00: Toronto Philharmonia. Home forChristmas. Toronto Philharmonia Orchestraand Chorus; Kerry Stratton, conductor.George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centrefor the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111.-; - (st); -(sr).- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Jazz Series. 10 O' Clock Jazz Orchestra.Terry Promane, director. Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744.$14; (sr/st).- 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company.Scrooge - the Musical. See Dec.3.- 8:00: Music Toronto. Miami Ouartet. Mozart:Quartet no. 15 in d K.421; Tower: Angels(string quartet no.4); Debussy: Quartet ing Op.1 D. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. LawrenceCentre for the Art s, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -; (st; accompanying adultpays half price); pay your age (1 8-35).- 8:00: Richmond Hill Centre for the PerformingArts. Celtic Tenors. Richmond HillUnited Church, 10201 Yonge St. RichmondHill. 905-787-8811. ; .80(sr/st).- 8:00: Tafelmusik. Haydn, Mozart and leChevalier de Saint-Georges. Saint -Georges:Symphony in D Major Op.11 No.2; Simphonieconcertante for Two Violins and Orchestra;Haydn: Concerto for Violoncello in C; Mozart:Symphony in A KV.201 . Aisslinn Nosky andJulia Wedman, violins; Christina Mahler, cello.Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W.416-964-6337. -.- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. ThePlanets & The Rite of Spring. Holst: The Plan·ets; Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring. Women ofthe Elmer lseler Singers; Peter Oundjian, conductor.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.41 6-593-4828. -$ 132. 7: 15: pre-concertchat.Friday December 05- 7:00: Brampton Music Theatre. Alice inWonderland. Brampton Music Theatre YouthTroupe. Lester B. Pearson Theatre, 150 Cen·tral Dr., Brampton. 905-874-2800. O;(sr). Also Dec. 6.- 7:30: Moira Nelson. CD Release: "Echoesof Another Time." Folk music for voice, harp,guitar, cello, piano and flutes. ArtTrax, 133Queen St. E., Mississauga. 905-274-3400(rsvp). Free.- 7:30: St. Andrew's United Church. Com·munity Carol Singing. 32 Main St. N.,Markham. 905-294-0351 . Free.- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Faculty Artist Series -Anna-fee andFriends. Solo/chamber program. Anna-lee Pati·patanakoon, violin, and others. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park.416-978-3744. ; $ l 5(sr/st).- 8:00: Bach Consort. The Bach Consort atCamphifl 1995. Monica Whicher, soprano;Elizabeth Turnbull, contralto; Bach Consortchorus and orchestra. Eglinton St. George'sUnited Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481-1141x250.- 8:00: Ballet Creole. Glorious Soulful Messiah.Dance rendition of a musical holidayfavourite. Gabby Kamino, associate choreog·rapher; David Cox, tap-dancer. Premiere DanceTheatre, Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queen'sQuay W. 416-973-4000. -; $ l 6(sr/st).Also Dec. 6 and 7.- 8:00: Civic Light Opera CompanyScrooge - the Musical. See Dec.3.- 8:00: Elmer lseler Singers. Messiah. Han·del. Leslie Fagan, soprano; Jennifer Enns, mez·zo; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Tyler Duncan,bass; Robert Venables, Robert DiVito, trum·pets; Patricia Wright, organ; guests: The Ama·deus Choir; Sir David Willcocks, conductor.Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E.416-217-0537. ; (sr/st).- 8:00: Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall.Wayne Shorter Ouartet. Hard bop and avant·garde jazz. Massey Hall, 15 Shuter St. 416·872-4255. -9.- 8:00: Richmond Hill Centre for the PerformingArts. Michael Burgess in Concert.Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra. Rich·mond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge St.Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ;(child); (sr).- 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Ris·ing Stars Series: New Music Ensemble/Pando·ra's locker. Music and libretto by Burry(world premiere). Members of GGS New MusicEnsemble and Opera Division; Brian Cur·rent, conductor; Jennifer Parr, director. MazzoleniHall, 273 Bloor St. W.416-408-2824~~ UNIVERSITY OF TORONTOv FACULTY oF MUSICUpcoming EventsDECEMBER I JANUARY HIGHLIGHTSGuitar OrchestraJeffrey McFadden, director. 12/2 - 7:30 pm. Walter Hall. FreeGamelan EnsembleI Wayan Sinti leads the Gamelan Ensemble in concert12/3 - 7:30 p.m. Walter Hall. Free10 O'Clock Jazz OrchestraTerry Promane, director. 12/4 - 7 30 p.m. Walter Hall. $14 (*)Annalee & FriendsViolinist Annalee Patipatanakoon of the Gryphon Trio performsa mixed program with friends.12/5 - 7:30 p.m. Walter Hall. (*)Choirs in ConcertOpera-in-Season' U of T choirs, Doreen Rao, conductor.12/6 - 7:30 pm MacMillan Theatre. $14 (*)TorQ, Christos Hatzis & FriendsToro percussion ensemble performs student works and a newcomposition by award-winning composer Christos Hatzis.1/8 - 7:30 p.m. Walter Hall. FreeNew Music FestivalFour days of contemporary music performances, includingelectroacoustic music, opera scenes, improvisation and a lecture/presentation on Karlheinz Stockhausen. Performers: NEXUS, PhilNimmons, Parmela Attariwala, Mark Laver and others.1 /20 - 23. Walter Hall. FreeWind SymphonyCELEBRATING HOWARD CABLE - A tribute to the greatCanadian musician featuring his compositions and works byJohn Zdechlick and Eric Whitacre. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor1/30 - 7:30 p.m. MacMillan Theatre. $14 (*)U of T Symphony OrchestraWagner: Prelude to Tristan and Isolde-, Kevin Lau: Fountainof Dreams (student composer competition winner);James MacMillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel (Jamie Drake, solo):Debussy: Nocturnes. Alain Trudel, conductor1/31 - 7:30 pm MacMillan Theatre. ( 0*)'Senior/student price in bracketsBOX OFFICE: 416.978.3744Walter Hall and MacMillan Theatre are located in the Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen's Park (Museum subway stop) MBER 1 2008 - FEBRUARY 7 2009 WWW.TH EW HOLENOTE.COM 29

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