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Volume 17 Issue 4 - December 2011

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Ho Ho N.O.J.O. Dec22 Alex Goodman Quintet; AndrewBoniwell Group CD Release. Dec 23 4pmHogtown Syncopators; Sara Dell; Heavyweights Brass Band with guests. Dec 269:30pm Nick Teehan. Dec 27 Abbey’sMeltdown; Classic Rex Jam with hostTerra Hazelton. Dec 28 Trio; Crusader Rabbit. Dec 29 Alex Goodman Quintet; Steve Koven:Project Rex. Dec 30 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;The Jivebombers; LeylandGordon. Dec 31 Raoul & the Big Time;New Year’s Eve bash with Grooveyard.Ristorante RomaLive Jazz Every Fri & Sat 8pm. Every Sun6pm.Le Saint Tropezwww.lesainttropez.comSomewhere ThereDec 1 Tomasz Krakokwiak ChrisWorden Jonathan Adjemian (Mike Gennaro Dec 3 Matt Miller (elec- Dec 4 5pm Jack Vorvis -Scott Thomson. 8pm John KamevaarDavid Sait Ken Aldcroft Germaine Liu Dec 5 Jason Sharp (solo bassLina Allemano Rob CluttonScott Thomson Dec 6Heather Segger Dec7 Cheryl O Dec 8 Tomasz KrakowiakDec 10 ImprovisationKen Aldcroft Karen Ng Jonathan Adjemian (ana-Josh Cole GermaineLiu Dec 11 5pm JackVorvis John KamevaarBernard Stepien Orchestra. Dec13 Alan Bloor Dec 14 Cheryl O Dec15 Thomasz Krakowiak Dec 17Alaniaris: Michael Kaler Mark ZurawinskiKen Aldcroft Dec 18 5pmJack and Jill: Jack Vorvis Jill AstonMonthly Rent Party: Buster Keaton’sthe General, original score by Ken AldcroftHeather Segger Rod Campbell Chris Willes (clari-Dec 20 8pm Paul Newman TheSwyves: Aaron Lumley Dan GaucherJay Hay and Jeremy Strachan (wood-Dec 21 Cheryl O Dec 22Tomasz Karkowiak Dec 28 CherylC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)O Dec 29 Tomasz KrakowiakTrane (full schedule andDec 3 8pm The New Singers Series: SophiaPerlman, Julie McGregor, Coleman Tinsley,Laura Marks and poet Chris Hercules . Dec4 Cadence: Cool Yule CD Launch andListening Party. Dec 6 8pmFranky Rousseau Large Band feat. Austin Peralta. Dec 7 8pm The Brazilian Project Part 1:Luanda Jones & Brownman Akoustic Trio .Dec 8 8pm Sharron MacLeod Fauxtet honoursJohn Lennon . Dec 9 8pm Waleed Kush and. Dec 10 8pmScott Marshall Band: The Nutcracker Suite .Dec 11 8pm Anne-Lise Dugas & Macy Paquette. Dec 12 Cadence: Cool Yule CD Release. Dec 13 8pm Jazz jamwith Taylor Cook . Dec 14 8pm The BrazilianProject Part 2: Luanda Jones & Sinal Aberto.Dec 15 8pm Strange Attractors . Dec 168pm Margot Roi sings hits from the Great AmericanSongbook. Dec 20 8pm David Krystal Band. Dec 21 8pm The Brazilian Project Part 3:Luanda Jones feat Bruno Capinan & Jerusa Leo. Dec 22 8pm Sharron MacLeod Fauxtethonours Leonard Cohen . Dec 23 6pm FirstAnnual Christmas in the Annex Party and CustomerAppreciation Day. Free. Dec 27 8pm KayshaLee . Dec 28 8pm The Funk Junkies .Dec 31 Blue Note New Year’s Eve JazzParty. dinnerTranzacEvery Mon 7pm This is Awesome OpenMic. Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things. Mul-Dec 2 Peter Eastmure. Dec 3 JasonSharp & Friends. Dec 4 5pm Monk’s Music. Dec9 10pm Woodshed Orchestra with MatthewDeZoete. Dec 11 10pm Lina Allemano Four. Dec13 10pm Mark Godfrey Quartet. Dec 14 10pmStop Time. Dec 16 10pm John David Williamsand the Boxcar Boys. Dec 17 MichaelDavidson. Dec 18 5pm Monk’s Music. Dec 20Bean Trio. Dec 21 10pm St. Dirt ElementarySchool. Dec 22 Houndstooth:Bluegrass and OldTime. Dec 27 10pm Drumheller.Dec 30 10pm Ryan Driver Quartet.Zemra Bar & Loungewww.zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and Jam.Every Fri Live Music Fridays.Venues interested in being added to February’s In the Clubsshould contact Ori Dagan at nolater than January 15, 2012.Inside the ETCeterasO R I D A G A NFolk music fans ought toTheatre on December4 for the seventh annualCanadian Folk Music Awards(see Galas), featuring awardpresentations in twenty categoriesthis year. Leading thepack with four nominationsapiece are venerable veteranBruce Cockburn and NovaScotia’s Dave Gunning.Publicist Jane Harbury willbe presented with the inauguralUnsung Hero Award,honouring “the exceptionalcontribution of an individual,group, or organization to anyaspect of the Canadian folk,roots and world music scene.”In addition to the gala, theCFMA is also presenting theworld premiere screeningof A Walk in My Dream, an Harmonica master Mike Stevensintriguing documentary about is the subject of the documentarythe crossing of paths betweenA Walk in My Dream.harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens and disadvantaged Labradoryouth, December 2 at TIFF Bell Lightbox (See Screenings) as wellas two workshops on the day of the gala (See Workshops).In the new year, the Pax Christi Chorale will be celebrating 25years of singing in Toronto with a unique event tailored to charmthe senses in a venue which should arouse towering feelings: theBay Adelaide Centre. The January 27 gala will feature Canadianart on display, a sampling of regional cuisine and wine and theWindermere Quartet performing the world premiere performance ofStephanie Martin’s String Quartet No.1 “From a distant island.” Itmight not be a castle in the air, but close enough.Open to the public, the masterclasses listed in our magazineshed light and insight into the various mysteries of musical mastery.Where musical master and passionate pupil meet, being an observeris a true privilege; particularly when the musical master is a guestfrom afar. On December 3, Tafelmusik presents Italian baroqueoboe specialist Alfredo Bernardini; on January 13, York University’sDepartment of Music presents accompanist, coach, conductor andcomposer John Greer; and the Glenn Gould School, in partnershipwith the Royal Conservatory, presents a plethora of such events,including American trumpeter Mike Tiscione on December 5; recentstar of the COC’s Iphigenia in Tauris, mezzo Susan Graham onJanuary 27; and NEXUS percussionist Bob Becker on February 3.Finally, of particular note in a time where the inherent value ofToronto’s museums is being likened to gravy, the holiday season isarguably the most wonderful time of the year to get to know landmarkssuch as the Spadina Museum, the Scarborough Museum, theMontgomery Inn, Gibson House, Mackenzie House and the historicZion Schoolhouse. Find some interesting seasonal events takingplace at these locations, many of them featuring festive delights,listed under the categories of Singalongs and Miscellaneous.As always, we look forward to receiving your listings forevents that aren’t purely performances but are of musical interest.Please send us your listings to Wish youcategorization.HAILEY McHARG66 thewholenote.comDecember 1 – February 7, 2012

GALAS & FUNDRAISERSLibertyJunction Theatre Company. SeussicalJr. the musical: a Fundraiser for Haiti. Musicalfrom the production will go to the Chricha Or---Canadian Folk MusicAwards. Gala & Reception. Awards presentedCharles St. W. 416-978-8849. for galaworkshops (Good Songs for Bad Times Masque Theatre.Merry TMT Christmas Cabaret and Fundraiser.silent auction, readings, carol sing-along andmore. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 6 Trinity St.416-410-4561. .Toronto Operetta Theatre.The Gypsy Princess: New Year’s Eve Gala.-lowingthe performance, back to Hot HousePax Christi Chorale. 25thAnniversary Celebration Gala: A Feast for theSenses. -COMPETITIONSHart House. U ofT Idol. -his band, The Woodshed Orchestra, will accompanyeach vocalist. Arbor Room, 7 Hart Free.Seeking “Keynotes” Kiwanis Music Festivalof Greater Toronto. Keynotes are thesultsin the master programme and phone end-686-9008. Toronto.Orchestra Toronto Concerto Competition:The 2012 Marta Hidy Prize for Cello. Contest for00 and soloist opportunity with OrchestraToronto. Applications due April 6, 2012, mustbe completed online at www.orchestratoronto.--Henderson, 416-757-2988.SCREENINGSCanadian Folk MusicAwards. World Premiere Screening of “A Walkin My Dream.” Film follows the life-changingevents of harmonica great Mike Stevens. TIFFMetropolitanOpera. Live in HD: The Magic Flute (Mozart). Love to Sing? Looking for aMen’s Chorus? Come andSing With Us!4-part, A cappella / Variety of Music / Public PerformancesWhether a beginner or seasoned vocal performer…… if you love to sing we would love to have you come out!Call Brian 416.391.9130D. The ETCeterasDukes-of-Harmony.comPREMIERE SOURCE FOR HIGH QUALITY FOOD(416) 364-7397 www.pasqualebros.comTaymor, director. 90-minute abridged ver-MetropolitanOpera. Live in HD: Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck).-STENTORSTUDENT IIVIOLIN OUTFITIndustries Association awardfor Best Bowed Instrumentmore than 20 times.Call for the location of aretailer near you1 800 690-0515LECTURES & SYMPOSIACanadian Opera Company.Opera Talk #2: Love From Afar by Saariaho. COCmembers will speak about the story, musicOpera Is. Previews of UpcomingOperas. Lectures by Iain Scott aboutAudition this January for ourMarch and June concerts!We’re a chamber choir with aneclectic, multilingual repertoire:interesting music and great people!All voices are welcome.Good blend, pitch and sightreading required.Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at7:30 pm at St. Leonard’s Church,25 Wanless Ave.(near Yonge and Lawrence).Call to arrange for a friendlyaudition or to sit in on a rehearsal!416-286-8927LET YOURINNER SONGBE SUNGWhole ClassicalVoice Training for all ages inall styles of SingingClassical Voice Trainingusing Yoga Postures,Alexander Technique,Mindful Meditation techniques,and Expressive MovementOn Bayview at Eglintonwww.83VOICE.com416 83 VOICE(838-6423)December 1 – February 7, 2012 67

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