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Volume 18 Issue 2 - October 2012

  • Text
  • Toronto
  • October
  • Choir
  • Arts
  • Jazz
  • Concerts
  • November
  • Theatre
  • Musical
  • Orchestra

A. Concerts in the

A. Concerts in the GTALounge, 219 Accolade East Bldg., 4700 KeeleSt. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Music at Midday. Gedymin Grubba, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Free.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. IlTrovatore. Verdi. Elza van den Heever, soprano(Leonora); Elena Manistina, mezzo (Azucena);Ramón Vargas, tenor (Manrico); Russell Braun,baritone (Conte di Luna); COC Orchestra andChorus; Marco Guidarini, conductor. FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5;(under 30). Also Oct 5, 10, 13, 19, 21, 25,28, 31; start times vary.• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Sister Act.Music by A. Menken; lyrics by G. Slater; bookby C. and B. Steinkellner. Ed Mirvish Theatre(formerly the Canon), 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. –0. Runs to Nov 4; starttimes vary.• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Barbra Lica: That’sWhat I Do – CD Release. Barbra Lica,jazz vocals; Paul Novotny, bass; SteveHeathcote, drums; Brian Dickinson, piano;Reg Schwager, guitar; John Johnson, woodwinds.2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604..50/(adv); students half price.Wednesday October 03• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: The Shape of Things to Come.COC Chorus Master Sandra Horst and directorMichael Albano lead the artists of the Uof T Opera Division through a preview of their2012/13 season. Excerpts from operas ofBritten, Donizetti, Offenbach and von Flotow.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four SeasonsCentre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St.W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 12:15: Our Lady of Sorrows. WednesdayConcert Series. Gordon Mansell, organ. 3055Bloor St. W. 416-231-6016. Free.• 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noon Hour Organ Recital Series. PeterNikiforuk, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.• 12:35: St. Stephen in-the-Fields AnglicanChurch. Concerts at Midday: Richard Herriot,piano. 103 Bellevue Ave. 647-638-3550. Free.• 2:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queenfor a Day: The Musical. Music and lyrics byL. Barnett; book by C. Earle, S. Hollett, P.O’Sullivan. Alan Thicke (Jack Bailey – not Oct4, 5); Blythe Wilson (Claribel Anderson); MarisaMcIntyre (Lana); Denise Fergusson (Old Claribel);Camille Eanga-Selenge (Felicia); and others;Timothy French, stage director. Richmond HillCentre for the Performing Arts, 10268 YongeSt., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. –.50. Also Oct 4–7; start times vary.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Anne-Sophie Mutter Returns. Bach: Concerto No.1for Violin and String Orchestra BWV1041;Beethoven: Symphony No.5; Gubaidulina: Intempus praesens for Violin and Orchestra.Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Michael Francis,conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-593-4828. –5. Also Oct 4.• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Andria Simone: NothingComes Easy. EP Release. 2261 Dundas St. W.416-531-6604. .Thursday October 04• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Piano Virtuoso Series: Unfolding. Original compositionsblending Eastern and Western musicwith electronic elements. John Kameel Farah,piano and compositions. 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: Tanguissimo. Zulema Clas, vocals; AlheliPimienta, flutes; Alberto Munarriz, string bassand arrangements; Ian Sinclair, piano; AndréValério, guitar. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donationswelcome.• 12:10: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Thursdays at Noon. Wolf-Ferrari:Chamber Symphony No.10; Nimmons: Sonatafor Piano. Ed Tait, bass; Gregory Oh, piano; andothers. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.• 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon atMet. Sarah Svendsen, organ. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331x26. Free.• 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. World at Noon. Maria Farinha Band:Maria Farinha, vocals; Roy Patterson, guitar;Ethan Ardelli, drums; Allison Au, sax/flute;Kieran Overs, bass. Martin Family Lounge, 219Accolade East Bldg., 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. DieFledermaus. Johann Strauss II. Michael Schade,tenor (Gabriel von Eisenstein); Tamara Wilson,soprano (Rosalinde); Laura Tucker, mezzo(Prince Orlofsky); Ambur Braid, soprano (Adele–Oct 4, 9, 14, 20, 27; Nov 1); Mireille Asselin,soprano (Adele–Oct 12, 17, 24, 30; Nov 3); andothers; COC Orchestra and Chorus; JohannesDebus, conductor; Christopher Alden, director.Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5;(under 30). Also Oct 9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 24,27, 30; Nov 1, 3; start times vary.• 7:30: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. University of Toronto SymphonyOrchestra. Brahms: Academic Festival Overture;Mozart: Clarinet Concerto K622; Schumann:Symphony No.4 Op.120 in d. MacMillanTheatre, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’sPark. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st).• 7:30: York University Department ofMusic. Faculty Concert Series. Al Henderson40 thewholenote.com October 1 – November 7, 2012

Quintet CD launch for “Taiga.” Al Henderson,bass; Alex Dean, saxes and clarinet; PatLabarbera, saxes; Richard Whiteman, piano;Barry Romberg, drums. Tribute CommunitiesRecital Hall, Accolade East Bldg., 4700 KeeleSt. 416-736-2100 x22926. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen fora Day: The Musical. See Oct 3.• 8:00: Music Gallery. New World Series: AkioSuzuki + Kyle Bobby Dunn. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Hong KongSinfonietta. Prokofiev: Symphony in D Op.25No.1 “Classical”; Violin Concerto in g Op.63No.2; Chan Hing-yan: ‘Twas the Thawing Windfor sheng and orchestra; Stravinsky: PulcinellaSuite. Yang Tian-wa, violin; Loo Sze-wang,sheng; Yip Wing-sie, conductor. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Anne-Sophie Mutter Returns. See Oct 3.Friday October 05• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. IlTrovatore. See Oct 2.• 8:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen fora Day: The Musical. See Oct 3.• 8:00: Milton Concert Presentations.Milton’s Hometown Girl: Cassandra Warner,mezzo. Evening of art song and opera arias.With Peter Tiefenbach, piano. Milton Centre forthe Arts, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. 905-854-4028 or 905-854-0919. ; (sr).• 8:00: Musideum. Isi Ingles, singer-songwriter.CD Release. 401 Richmond St. W.416-599-7323. .• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. RoyalConservatory Orchestra. Gershwin: CubanOverture; Ginastera: Harp Concerto Op.25;Brahms: Symphony in e Op.98 No.4. SophieBaird-Daniel, harp; Uri Mayer, conducter.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.• 8:00: York University Department ofMusic. Improv Soirée. An evening of improvisationin an open mic set-up, hosted by the improvstudios of Casey Sokol. Performers and observerswelcome. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235Accolade East Bldg., 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.Saturday October 06• 11:30am to 4:30: Harbourfront Centre.HarbourKIDS: Folk. With the Cowgirl Choir, TheElwins, Sunparlour Players and others. RedpathStage, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000.Free. Also Oct 7 and 8.• 2:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen fora Day: The Musical. See Oct 3.• 3:00: Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto.An Encounter with Vladimir Horowitz. LeonardGilbert, piano. Steinway Music Hall, Unit 8,2651 John St., Markham. 905-940-5397. Free.• 7:00: Neapolitan Connection. Brahms,Schumann & Song. Katherine Whyte, soprano;Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello;Angela Park, piano; guest: Anastasia Risikov,piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W.647-955-2108. .• 7:30: Living Arts Centre/MississaugaChinese Arts Organization. Jianxia Zhou SoloConcert. Jianxia Zhou, soprano. HammersonHall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts CentreDr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. –.• 8:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen fora Day: The Musical. See Oct 3.• 8:00: Cardinal Consort of Viols. Musickefor the Laydies. Works by Byrd, Cobbald andFerrabosco. Guest: Dawn Bailey, soprano. St.George’s College Chapel, 120 Howland Ave.416-921-9203. By donation.• 8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall and RoyThomson Hall. Dariush. Iranian ballads and popsongs. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. –5.• 8:00: Greater Toronto PhilharmonicOrchestra. Autumn Classics. Kulesha:Celebration Overture; Rachmaninoff:Vocalise Op.34 (arr. for cello and orchestra);Tchaikovsky: Variations on a RococoTheme Op.33; Symphony No.4. Daniel Hass,cello; Jean-Michel Malouf, conductor. CalvinPresbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-275-6720. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Musicians in Ordinary. HisPerfections Like the Sunbeams. Jacobean musicfrom the household of Henry, Prince of Wales.Hallie Fishel, soprano; John Edwards, theorbo;guests: Christopher Verrette, violin; JustinHaynes, viola da gamba. Heliconian Hall, 35Hazelton Ave. 416-535-9956. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Musideum. Dan McLean Jr., singersongwriter.Guests: Derek Downham, JackConnolly. 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .• 8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective.Unusual Spectrum. Works by Sokolovic, Bolton,Nobles, J. TV and Storring. Performed by membersof Thin Edge; guests: Nick Storring, cello;Nathan Petitpas, percussion. Placebo Space,Apt. A., 1409 Bloor St. W. 647-456-7597. .• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Ray Jessel, composer,lyricist, vocals and piano. Opening set: PamHyatt. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604..50/(adv).Sunday October 07• 11:30am to 4:30: Harbourfront Centre.HarbourKIDS: Folk. See Oct 6.• 1:00: Jeunesses Musicales Ontario/Harbourfront Centre. Family Concert Series:Fiddlehead. Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queen’sQuay W. 416-536-8649. Free.• 2:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen fora Day: The Musical. See Oct 3• 3:00: Hart House Music Committee.Sunday Concert: 653rd Concert. Worksby Beethoven, Brahms, Shostakovich andGershwin. Mauro Bertoli, piano. Great Hall,Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free.• 3:00: Musideum. Poli’s Jazz Salon. An intimateperformance by Paul Hoffert. 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-599-7323. .• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Twilight Recitals. David Briggs, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Palestine Film Festival.Marcel Khalifé & Al Mayadine Ensemble.Musical performance of poems of MahmoudDarwish. Marcel Khalife, oud/vocals/compositions;Al Mayadine Ensemble. George WestonRecital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040Yonge St. 416-250-3708 or 1-855-985-2787..75–5.75; .75–(sr/st).• 8:00: Musideum. Joszef Botos, guitar. 401Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .Monday October 08• 11:30am to 4:30: Harbourfront Centre.HarbourKIDS: Folk. See Oct 6.Tuesday October 09• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company/Jeunesses Musicales. Chamber Music Series:Flûte alors! Music from Bach to the BeachOctober 1 – November 7, 2012 thewholenote.com 41

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