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Volume 17 Issue 2 - October 2011

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The WholeNote ListingsTheWholeNote listings are arranged in four sections:A.GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all ofToronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durhamregions (zones 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the map below).B.BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of SouthernOntario outside Toronto and the GTA (zones 5,6, 7, and 8 on the map below). In the currentissue, there are listings for events in Barrie, Brantford,Cambridge, Elora, Guelph, Hamilton, Huntsville, Kingston,Kitchener, London, Mount Hope, Owen Sound, Orillia,St. Catharines, Timmins and Waterloo. Starts on page 46.C.IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ)is organized alphabetically by club.Starts on page 48.D.THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers,lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops andother music-related events (except performances)which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 51.A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION A phone number is provided withevery listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listingwithout one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; andartists or venues may change after listings are published. Pleasecheck before you go out to a concert.HOW TO LIST Listings in TheWholeNote in the four sections aboveare a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters.If you have an event, send us your information no later than the15th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing iseligible to appear.Saturday October 01• 11:00 and 2:00: Solar Stage Children’sTheatre. Sing & Dance with Jack Grunsky.For ages three to eight. Madison Centre, concourselevel, 100 Upper Madison Ave. 416-368-8031. .• 3:00: Arraymusic. Array Session #8: ImprovConcert. An afternoon of improvised musicwith Rick Sacks. Array Space, 218 – 60 AtlanticAve. 416-532-3019. Free. A CultureDays event.• 4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz Vespers:We Are One. Howard Rees’ Toronto Jazz Chorus.St. Aidans on the Beach, 60 SilverbirchAve. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering. Proceedsto Beach United Church.• 4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Iphigeniain Tauris. Gluck. Susan Graham, mezzo (Iphigenia);Katherine Whyte, mezzo (Iphigenia– Oct 15); Russell Braun, baritone (Orestes); JosephKaiser, tenor (Pylades); Mark Doss, bassbaritone(Thoas); Robert Carsen, stage director,Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor. Four SeasonsCentre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St.W. 416-363-8231. –8; (under 30).Also Oct 4, 7, 12, 15; start times vary.• 6:00: Collegium Musicum. Culture Canada.Borjana Hrelja, piano; Chris Malone, guitar.Chopin Room, Collegium Musicum Conservatoryof Music, 12 Peter St., Port Credit. 905-274-6100. Free.• 6:59pm to Oct 02 7:16am: Nuit Blanche/Canadian Music Centre. The Crown of theBell. Sound and video installation. Sound ofbells blend with electronic musical material andvideo projections in a continuous and evolvingA. Concerts in the GTAflow. Chalmers House, 22 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x205. Free.• 7:30: Music at Islington. Swingin’ SaturdayNight. Toronto All-Star Big Band, ZygmuntJedrzejek, director. Music in the style of the1930s, 40s and 50s big band era. IslingtonUnited Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-239-1131. ; (st); free(under 12).• 7:30: Musicians Against Hunger. BenefitConcert. Money-raising event for Feed the Needof Durham. Kristine Dandavino, ChristopherBurton, Rachel Cleland, Irish Choral Society ofCanada; and others. Arts Resource Centre, 45Queen St., Oshawa. 905-725-9115. .• 7:30: Quintessence Handbell Ensemble.Benefit Concert for the James Fund for NeuroblastomaResearch. English handbell, solo andsmall ensembles. Quintessence Handbell Ensemble;soloists Heather Keith and David Keith.St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 115 St.Andrew’s Rd., Scarborough. 905-686-5676.Freewill offering; suggested donation.• 8:00: AIM Toronto. Interface Series: SylvieCourvoisier, piano and composer. Eveningof improvisation with Courvoisier and MarilynLerner, piano; Tania Gill Quartet; JustinHaynes, guitar; Nicole Rampersaud, trumpet;Joe Sorbara, drums and percussion. Gallery345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ;(sr); (st).• 8:00: Hart House Theatre. The Great AmericanTrailer Park Musical. Toronto Premiere.Music and lyrics by D. Nehls. Book by B. Kelso.Will O’Hare, director; Kieren MacMillan, musicdirector; Ashleigh Powell, choreographer. 7Hart House Circle, U of T. 416-978-8849. ;(sr/st); (student tickets every Wed.);The next issue covers the period from November 1, 2011to December 7, 2011. All listings must be received by6pm Saturday October 15.LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to or byfax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. Wedo not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27for further information.LISTINGS ZONE MAP Visit our website to see a detailed versionof this map: www.thewholenote.comGeorgianBayLakeHuron672 15Lake Erie83 4Lake OntarioCity of Toronto32 thewholenote.comOctober 1 – November 7, 2011

(alumni tickets every Thurs.) Also Oct 5-8;Oct 8(mat).• 8:00: I Furiosi. Julie’s Big Adventure. LysianeBoulva, harpsichord. Calvin PresbyterianChurch, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-910-8740. ;(sr/st).• 8:00: Stephen Tam. Twentieth Century FluteTravels. Music by Amirov, Bowen, Fukushima,Villa-Lobos and others. Stephen Tam, flute; EllenMeyer, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 HazeltonAve. 905-886-6662. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms. Beethoven: RomanceNo.2 for Violin and Orchestra; Brahms: PianoConcerto No.1; Symphony No.1. JonathanCrow, violin; Emanuel Ax, piano; Peter Oundjian,conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 SimcoeSt. 416-593-4828; 416-593-0688(Chinesehotline). –5.Sunday October 02• 1:00: Harbourfront Centre/JeunesseMusicales. The Great Rhythmobile Adventure.Interactive concert for children in French. BrigantineRoom, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Rigoletto.Verdi. Quinn Kelsey, baritone (Rigoletto – Oct2, 5, 8, 14, 16, 18, 22); Lester Lynch, baritone(Rigoletto – Oct 13, 17, 20); Ekaterina Sadovnikova,soprano (Gilda - Oct 2, 5, 8, 14, 16, 18,22); Simone Osborne, soprano (Gilda - Oct 13,17, 20); Dimitri Pittas, tenor (Duke of Mantua- Oct 5, 14, 16, 18, 22); David Lomelí, tenor(Duke of Mantua - Oct 2, 8, 13, 17, 20); ChristopherAlden, stage director; Johannes Debus,conductor (Sep 29, 30, Oct 2, 5, 8, 14, 16, 18,20, 22); Derek Bate, conductor (Oct 13, 17).Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –8;(under 30). Also Oct 5; 8, 13, 14, 16 – 18,20, 22; start times vary.• 2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mayumi Seilerand Jeanie Chung: Mozart and Beyond. Worksby Mozart, Janáček and Ravel. Mazzoleni ConcertHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.Free. A Culture Days event.• 2:30: Opera in Concert. L’accordéoniste:Latin Heat. Kimberly Barber, mezzo; Peter Tiefenbach,piano; Carol Bauman, percussion;Mary-Lou Vetere, accordion. Jane MallettTheatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts,27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. –.• 3:00: North York Suzuki School of Music.Deirdre Reynolds Memorial Scholarship FundraisingConcert. Performances by recipients ofthe 2011 scholarship, as well as colleagues,friends and former students. Lawrence ParkCommunity Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-222-5315. By donation; and up receivestax receipt.• 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms. Beethoven: RomanceNo.2 for Violin and Orchestra; Brahms:Piano Concerto No.1; Symphony No.1. JonathanCrow, violin; Emanuel Ax, piano; PeterOundjian, conductor. George Weston RecitalHall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 YongeSt. 416-872-1111. –5.• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. TwilightRecitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364-7865 x231. Free. Also Oct 9, 16,23, 30.• 4:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Gloria! Soundsof Thanksgiving! Somers: Gloria; works by Halley,Glick, Robertson, Watson Henderson, Tiefenbach,and others. Elmer Iseler Singers,Lydia Adams, conductor; guests: Robert Venablesand Robert DiVito, trumpet; ShawnGrenke, organ. All Saints’ Kingsway AnglicanChurch, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-217-0537. ;(sr); (st).• 4:00: St. Andrew’s Church. Jazz Vespers:The Spirituality of Gratitude. Julie Michels,vocals; Jon Seiger, trumpet and vocals; JordanKlapman Trio. 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600.Freewill offering.• 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. JazzVespers. Pat LaBarbera Trio. 25 St. Phillips Rd.,Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering.• 7:00: Royal Conservatory/Small WorldMusic. Asha Bhosle, voice with Shujaat Khan,sitar. Ghazals and Indian classical music. KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.• 7:30: Jerry Grey & The Travellers. ThisLand is Your Land. In celebration of WoodyGuthrie’s 100th birthday. Members of theGuthrie family perform; guest: Theresa Tova.Markham Theatre for Performing Arts, 171Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469or 1-866-768-8801. –.• 7:30: Solomon Tencer Productions. AnEvening at the Opera. Works by Verdi, Pucciniand others. Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre forthe Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-733-9388. .• 8:00: Gryphon Trio. CD Release Concert:Broken Hearts & Madmen. Featuring songs by L.Cohen, N. Drake, Lhasa, L. Anderson and traditionalmelodies from Mexico, Argentina andChile. With Patricia O’Callaghan, vocals. LulaLounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307./(adv); (st). Ticket includes CD.• 8:00: Small World Music. Tenth AnnualSmall World Music Festival. Karevan Ensemblefrom Iran performs “Homeland Variations.”Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront, 235 QueensQuay W. 416-973-4000. .Monday October 03• 8:00: Canada in Concert. Prima Donna. Anevening in celebration of CBC Radio’s 75thanniversary. French and Italian arias; trio forthree women by Haydn. Isabel Bayrakdarian,soprano; Julie Boulianne, mezzo; MarianneFiset, soprano; Aline Kutan, soprano. GlennGould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255..• 8:00: Jazz.FM91. Sound of Toronto JazzConcert Series: It’s Impossible to Sing and Play345 Sorauren Avenue[Dundas/Roncesvalles]■ Sylvie Courvoisier,John Farah, AttilaFias, AlejandroVela, Ji Min Hong,Triokonasana, ArrayMusic, StephenClarke, Eve Egoyan,Avant-Guitars,Aventa Ensemble,Jurij Konje, TheThing Is, Vlada Mars■ for monthlyperformances go■ 416.822.9781 forreservationsModern, Classical, Jazz,Folk, WorldUTSOThursday, October 6, 20117:30 pm, MacMillan TheatreDavid Briskin opens the orchestraseason with Die Meistersinger Overture,Franck Symphony in D and LisztPiano Concerto No. 1 with pianistJacqueline Mokrzewski.U OF TWIND ENSEMBLESaturday, October 15, 20117:30 pm, MacMillan TheatreGillian MacKay conducts works byHindemith, Mackey, Grainger, Bryant,and Woolfenden.PURA FÉFriday, October 21, 20117:30 pm, Walter HallThe Tuscarona tribe descendantand Native American Music Awardwinner performs her unique brand ofNative contemporary music in her Uof T debut.PETER WIEGOLDWednesday, October 12, 20117 pm, Geiger-Torel Room | FreeBritain’s leading expert in creativeleadership and communicationgives a lecture titled “Convergence:Form and freedom in creative musicpedagogy”.A CHORAL COLLAGESunday, October 16, 20112:30 pm, MacMillan TheatreHilary Apfelstadt and David Hollerlead the Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorusand Women’s Chamber Ensemblein music by Stroope, Mendelssohn,Rameau, Sirett and Szymko.CHRIS DONNELLYTuesday, October 25, 20117:30 pm, Walter HallDonnelly represents a new generationof jazz pianists, composers and improvisersdedicated to creating programsthat are engaging, entertaining andeducating.U OF TWIND SYMPHONYFriday, October 14, 20117:30 pm, MacMillan TheatreJeffrey Reynolds leads the windsymphony in music by Ives, Daughtrey,Jacob, Persichetti and Van der Roost.NEXUS + 2X10Monday, October 17, 20117:30 pm, Walter HallThe innovative pairing of percussionand duo pianos opens the Faculty ArtistSeries with the Canadian premiereof Steve Reich’s Dance Patterns, andmusic by Toru Takemitsu.CANADIAN BRASSMonday, October 31, 20117:30 pm, Walter HallWith a discography of over 2 millioncopies sold worldwide, “the world’smost famous brass group”makes its ChamberMusic Series debut.Tickets on sale now! 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