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Volume 17 Issue 3 - November 2011

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Chopin: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2in f; Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat. AlexanderTselyakov, piano; Joyce Lai, Sarah Boyer,Kenin Mckay, Jennifer Burford, violins; andothers. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W.416-872-4255 or 416-221-3623. ; (sr);(st).• 8:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Doug MacNaughton: 21stCentury Troubadour. 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved); ; (st/industrywith ID).• 8:00: Jubilate Singers. Music of the Mediterranean.Music from Spain to the Middle East.Isabel Bernaus, conductor; Sherry Squires, accompaniment;guest: Maryem Tollar, vocals,with ensemble. Calvin Presbyterian Church,26 Delisle Ave. 416-536-5750. ; (sr);(st).• 8:00: Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall/Toronto Blues Society. 25th Annual Women’sBlues Revue. Shakura S’Aida, Suzie Vinnick,Kat Danser, Ada Lee, Emma-Lee and Treasa Lavasseur,vocals. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St.416-872-4255. –.• 8:00: Masterworks of Oakville Chorusand Orchestra. Messiah. See Nov 25.• 8:00: Mississauga Symphony. From Bizetto Beethoven. Bizet: L’Arlesienne SuiteA. Concerts in the GTANo.1; York: Tuba Concerto; Beethoven: SymphonyNo.5. Guests: Ian Feenstra, tuba; DavidBourque, conductor. Hammerson Hall, LivingArts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga.905-306-6000 or 1-888-805-8888.–.50; –.25(sr); (st, ages16–26); (ages15 and under).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Still Black, StillProud: African Tribute to James Brown. Guests:Pee Wee Elis, tenor saxophone; Maceo Parker,alto saxophone; Vusi Mahlasela, singer-songwriterand guitarist. Koerner Hall, 273 BloorSt. W. 416-408-0208. .50 and up.• 8:00: Scaramella. Hit and Run. KatherineHill, soprano; Avery Maclean, recorders; JuliaSeager-Scott, tripe harp; Joëlle Morton,gamba; Diana Kolpak, clown. Victoria CollegeChapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. ;(sr); (st); free(under 14).• 8:00: Steppin’ Out Theatrical Productions.Joseph and the Amazing TechnicolorDreamcoat. See Nov 24.• 8:00: Toronto Chinese Music School. TorontoNorth America Chinese Orchestra DebutConcert. Classical and contemporary ChineseMusic. Guo Chan Chen, gaohu and erhu; MacieHo, pipa; Ken Ching, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre,Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto,5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough.905-489-1188 or 647-883-8596. –.• 8:00: Yemel Philharmonic Society. OperaGala III. JiYoungLee, soprano; Jay Jung, baritone;and orchestra. George Weston RecitalHall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 YongeSt. 416-733-9388. -.Sunday November 27• 12:00 noon: Toronto Children’s Chorus.Sing Loo! Fundraising concert. Fairmont RoyalYork Hotel, 100 Front St. W. 416-932-8666x223. Free, donations welcome.• 1:00: Jeunesses Musicales Ontario/Harbourfront Centre. Annabelle Follows theSound of Her Voice. Interactive concert for childrenages 3-12. Christina Tannous, soprano;Dominic Boulianne, piano. Harbourfront Centre,Brigantine Room, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 2:00: Aurora Performing Arts Group. AChristmas Carol, the Broadway Musical. SeeNov 25.• 2:00: Meadowvale Theatre. Hairspray.See Nov 18.• 2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters:Barry Shiffman, violin, Andrés Diaz, cello,Jeanie Chung, piano. Tchaikovsky: Piano Trioin a Op.50; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat; and other works. Guests: students fromthe Glenn Gould School. Mazzoleni ConcertHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .50.• 2:00 and 7:00: Mirvish Productions. Rain:A Tribute to the Beatles. See Nov 25.• 2:00 and 7:30: Dancap Productions. TheAddams Family Musical. See Nov 16.• 2:00 and 8:00: Steppin’ Out TheatricalProductions. Joseph and the Amazing TechnicolorDreamcoat. See Nov 24.• 2:30: Aldeburgh Connection. The GreatComet: The Extraordinary Life and Music ofFranz Liszt. Joni Henson, soprano; Colin Ainsworth,tenor; James Westman, baritone; StephenRalls and Bruce Ubukata, piano. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’sPark. 416-735-7982. ; (student rushseats).• 2:30: Opera in Concert. Les Huguenots.Meyerbeer. Laura Whalen, soprano (Marqueritede Valois); Iasmina Pataca, soprano (Urbain);Edgar Ernesto Ramirez, tenor (Raoul de Nangis);Alain Coulombe, bass (Marcel); JohnathonKirby, baritone (Le Comte de Nevers);and others;Opera in Concert chorus; Michael Rose,music director and piano. Jane Mallett Theatre,St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St.E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. –. Sung in French with English surtitles.1:45: Pre-concert talk with Iain Scott.• 2:30: University Settlement Music andArts School. Chamber Music Programme. St.George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243. Free.• 3:00: Cantemus Singers. Nowell Sing We.Telemann: Magnificat in G; selected renaissancecarols and motets. Michael Erdman,director; guest: Community Baroque Orchestraof Toronto. Hope United Church, 2550 DanforthAve. 416-578-6602. ; (sr/st).• 3:00: Healey Willan Singers. Dancing Day.Rutter: Dancing; Rheinberger: Pastoral Mass.Ron K. M. Cheung, conductor. Church of St.Martin in-the-Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/st).• 3:00: Masterworks of Oakville Chorusand Orchestra. Messiah. See Nov 25.• 3:00: Mississauga Choral Society. Messiah.Handel. Eve McLeod, soprano; JillianSun. 27th Nov. at 4 p.m.Choral Evensongfor Advent Sundayplus Christmas Tea andBAROQUECANADIANCHRISTMASDouglas Cowling takes a lively lookat Christmas music in 18th centuryCanada, under Sun King Louis XIVSt. Olave’s ChurchBloor and Windermere416-769-568642 thewholenote.comNovember 1 – December 7, 2011

Yemen, alto; Stephen Bell, tenor; JasonNedecky, bass. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church,921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga. 905-278-7059.; (sr); (st).• 3:00: Platinum Concerts International.Christmas with the Kyiv Chamber Choir. Ukrainianchoral music and Christmas music. MykolaHobdych, conductor. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or1-877-266-2557. –.• 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. ClassicalSpotlight. See Nov 26.• 3:00: York University Department ofMusic. York U Wind Symphony. Works byTicheli, Jenkins, Colgrass, Reed and others.William Thomas, director. Tribute CommunitiesRecital Hall, 112 Accolade East Building, 4700Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (st).• 3:30: John Laing Singers. Sumptuous,Satisfying, Sublime and Simple. Bach: Jesumeine Freude (motet); and works by Poulenc,Vaughan Williams and Sandstrom; also varietyof carol settings. St. Matthew on-the-PlainsAnglican Church, 126 Plains Rd. E., Burlington.905-628-5238. /(adv); (st).• 4:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company.Winter Celebrations Across the Ages. Britten:A Ceremony of Carols; Puccini: La Bohème(arrangement of second act). St. Michael’s CollegeSchool, 1515 Bathurst St. 416-366-0467.; (sr/st); (under 6).• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Andrew Adair, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewill offering.• 4:00: St. Olave’s Church. Baroque CanadianChristmas. Choral evensong for Advent Sunday.St. Olave’s Choir and Tim Showlater, organ.360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributionsappreciated; religious service. AlsoChristmas tea and lecture: see Listings SectionD, “The ETCeteras” under Lectures/Symposia.• 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. JazzVespers. Mike Murley Trio. 25 St. Phillips Rd.,Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Pwyc.• 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers.Mark Eisenman, piano; Steve Wallace,bass; John MacLeod, trumpet; Pat LaBarbera,saxophone; John Sumner, drums. 1570 YongeSt. 416-920-5211 x22. Freewill offering.NOCTURNESIN THE CITYJAN NOVOTNY, pianoNov. 27 at 5 pmSt. Wenceslaus Church496 Gladstone Ave.• 5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Jan Novotný,piano. Works by Dusik, Smetana and Jezek. St.Wenceslas Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 289-234-0264. .• 7:00: High Park Choirs of Toronto/SchedrikChor. Harvest: A Musical Salute to theBounty of the Season. Zimfira Poloz, director.Humberview United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd.416-762-0657. Pwyc.• 9:00: Batuki Music Society. BassekouKouyate and Ngoni Ba. Malian quartet. Opening:Daniel Nebiat. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St.W. 416-948-4132. /(adv).Monday November 28• 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Music at Midday: Classical InstrumentalRecital. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, 112Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926, Free.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Chamber Music Series: Festival Winds.Mozart: Partita in E-flat K. Anh. C17.01; Serenadein c K388; Dvořák: Serenade in d Op.44.James Mason, Brian James, oboe; JamesCampbell, David Bourque, clarinet; JamesMcKay, Christian Sharpe, bassoon; and others.Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr/st).Tuesday November 29• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Chamber Music Series: Postcards from Paris.Works by Debussy, Satie, Ravel and Raum. CarsonBecke, piano; Nathaniel Anderson-Frank,SoundStreamS 11/12 ConCert SerieStanGoviolin. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Jazz Composers Concert. Upper JazzStudio, 90 Wellesley St. W. 416-978-0492.Free.• 8:00: Soundstreams. Tango. Works by Piazzolla,Gardel, Stravinsky, Golijov and Sokolvic.Roxana Fontán, voice; Serouj Kradjian, piano;Lara St. John, violin; David Young, bass; HectorDelcurto, bandoneon. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up; and up(under 35 and artsworker). 7:00: Pre-concert chat.Wednesday November 30• 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noonhour Organ Recitals. William Maddox, organ.1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.• 7:00: Civic Light Opera. White Christmas.Berlin. Dean Adema (Bob Wallace); DavidHaines (Phil Davis); Finnie Jesson (JudyHaynes); Caroline Moro-Dalicandro (BettyHaynes); and others; Joe Cascone, director andproduction designer. Fairview Library Theatre,35 Fairview Mall Dr. 416-755-1717. . AlsoDec 1–4, 7–11, 14–17; start times vary.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. gamUT ensemble. Contemporary music.Norbert Palej, director. Walter Hall, EdwardVoCaLiSt roXana FontÁn, PianiSt SerouJ KradJian,VioLiniSt Lara St. JoHn, BaSSiSt daVid YounG& Bandoneon PLaYer HeCtor deL Curtotuesday, november 29, 2011 at 8pm // Pre-concert chat at 7pmKoerner Hall in the teLuS Centre for Performance and Learning,273 Bloor Street WestSingle tickets starting at // under 35 & artists For tickets call 416.408.0208 or visit www.rcmusic.caWWW.SOUNDSTREAMS.CA“ An exceptional singer, an overwhelming presence...”– 2xtango, ArgentinaSerouj Kradjian photo credit: Bo HuangJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free.• 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Struck by Sound.Ishii: South – Fire – Summer; Sokolovic: NineProverbs; Chin: Rocanã; Silvestrov: Postlidium.Ryan Scott, percussion; Ivan Sokolov, piano;Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. 7:15: Pre-concert talk.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Russian Gems. Liadov: The EnchantedLake; Stravinsky: Violin Concerto; Prokofiev:Symphony No.5. Leila Josefowicz, violin;Andrey Boreyko, conductor. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828 or416-593-0688(Chinese). –5. AlsoDec 1.Thursday December 01• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Chamber Music Series: Creative Explorations.TSO Adopt-A-Player musicians premiere ajointly composed work based on their experiencesas artist-educators. Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusic. Melissa Wilmot, violin; Emily Belvedere,harp. 1570 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donationswelcome.• 1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano and StephenRalls, piano. Duparc: Phidylé; Le Manoir deRosamonde; Lamento; La Vie anterieure; JohnGreer: Allegory of Sweet Desire; Tchaikovsky:excerpt from Eugene Onegin; Verdi: Ritornia,vincitor; Surta e la notte. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. .• 2:00: Toronto Public Library. Orchardviewers:Project Bird. Alison Melville, recorder/ baroqueflute; Kathleen Kajioka, reader; DebashisSinha, live visuals. 40 Orchard View Blvd.,Room 224. 416-393-7619. Free.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Opera Series: La Voix Humaine & LesMamelles de Tirésias. Poulenc. Sandra Horst,conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, Erik Thor,directors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.; (sr/st). 7:00: Pre-performance chat,Rm.130. Also Dec 2, 3, 4(mat).• 8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème.Puccini. Adapted and directed by JoelIvany. Miriam Khalil, soprano; Lindsay SutherlandBoal, soprano; Justin Welsh, baritone;Keith Lam, baritone; Gregory Finney, baritone;Stephen Hegedus, bass-baritone. Tranzac Club,292 Brunswick Ave. 416-522-6515. .• 8:00: Civic Light Opera. White Christmas.See Nov 30.• 8:00: Hart House/St. Michael’s College.Hairspray – The Broadway Musical. Hart HouseTheatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849.; (sr/st). Also Dec 2, 3(mat and eve).• 8:00: Miles Nadal Jewish CommunityCentre. Jazz for Mara: A Literary Concert Event.Author Lilly Barnes weaves readings from hernovel “Mara” around original jazz music. DanielBarnes Quartet; Micah Barnes, singer-songwriter.750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211. .• 8:00: Music Toronto. St. Lawrence Quartet.Haydn: String Quartet in f Op.20 No.5; Golijov:new work (2011); Schubert: String Quartetin G D887. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. LawrenceCentre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. .50–;November 1 – December 7, 2011 43

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