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Volume 17 Issue 3 - November 2011

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  • November
  • Toronto
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Cathedral Church of St.

Cathedral Church of St. James, on Church St.CCSJ organist and interim director of music,Andrew Adair, performs the ongoing “BachSeries” with “Bach Series X” on November1 and “Bach Series XI” on December 6. Inbetween, you can hear organists Thomasvan der Luit, Simon Walker and WilliamMaddox, on November 8, 15 and 22.Late (but fashionable): Finally, for those ofyou who like to lunch fashionably late, hereare three suggestions: Toronto Public Library(Northern District) offers “Orchardviewers:Classic Music Performance,” at 2pm onThursdays. The University Settlement Musicand Arts School offers a Saturday concert onNovember 12, at 2pm and a 2:30pm concerton Sunday November 27. And, lastly, for avery late lunch, bordering on high tea, HartExtraordinaryten day residency.Lang Lang atthe TSO.House presents the 648th concert of its “Sunday Concert Series” at3pm on November 13, featuring mezzo Erica Iris Huang and EmilyHamper at the piano. The concert takes place in the Great (and mostgrand) Hall of Hart House.So, you may not get a free lunch anytime soon but you can gorgeon all of the free and wonderfully varied lunchtime musical fareavailable in November and early December.• November 11, 23, 25, 8pm: Gallery 345continues with its “The Art of the Piano”series, featuring Beatriz Boizan and MauroBertoli on the 11th and 23rd, respectively;on the 25th, the Gallery presents pianist IlyaPoletaev, performing the music of GeorgeEnescu, with Axel Strauss, violin;• November 27, 5pm: Nocturnes in the Citypresents pianist Jan Novotný in worksby Mozart, Dvořak and Janáček at St.Wenceslas Church, 496 Gladstone Ave.Whether or not you pull out yourwallet, I hope you will take the opportunityto savour several of this month’s temptingmusical offerings. Enjoy!Sharna Searle trained as a musicianand lawyer, practised a lot morepiano than law and is listings editor at The WholeNote. Shecan be contacted at classicalbeyond@thewholenote.com.ONE PIANO TWO HANDSBefore signing off, another brief — and this time intentional — nodto our two guys on the front cover. Unlike Two Pianos Four Hands’Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt, who eventually gave up onthe dream of becoming concert pianists (and have gone on, mindyou, to do great, virtuosic stuff in theatre), here are a few whostayed, and are staying, the course. Oh, and these concerts willcost you a buck or two:• November 6, 3pm: Angela Hewitt performs works by Bach, Ravel,Fauré and Debussy at Koerner Hall;• November 12, 7pm: Mississauga Pops Concert Band plays something“Old, New, Borrowed & Blue” at the Meadowvale Theatrein Mississauga, featuring works by Holst, Mozart and Gershwin’sRhapsody in Blue performed by pianist David Atkinson;• November 18, 8pm: Staying with the “old and new” theme, SinfoniaToronto presents “Gems Old and New” with works by Beethoven,Teehan and Hatzis and pianist Ratimir Martinovic performingMozart’s Piano Concerto No.12 K414 at the Glenn Gould Studio;• November 9 to 19: Lang Lang will be “in residence” with theToronto Symphony Orchestra over those ten days, during whichhe’ll perform all five of Beethoven’s piano concerti. See the listingsfor details;16 thewholenote.comNovember 1 – December 7, 2011

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