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Volume 18 Issue 2 - October 2012

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music from a Jewish viewpoint. Holy BlossomTemple, 1950 Bathurst St. 416-789-7400.5 (series).• Oct 04 7:00: Canadian Opera Company.Opera Talk: Die Fledermaus. First of a four-partseries with guided listening, images and productioninsights into the COC’s 2012/13 season.North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120Yonge St. 416-395-5639. Free.• Oct 09 8:00: Gallery 345. Nora-LouiseMuller: Lecture and Recital on the Bohlen-PierceClarinet. The rare, new instrument, made byToronto’s Stephen Fox, uses an alternativemusical system which divides the perfect 12thinto 13 steps. Lecture and recital of new andold works. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781.; (st).• Oct 11 7:30: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Herman Geiger-Torel Lecture: Life,Art and Opera. Lecture by Tim Albery, stage director.Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free.• Oct 13 9:30am to 12:30: University ofToronto Faculty of Music/Munk School ofGlobal Affairs. The Opera Exchange Operettain Context: Die Fledermaus. Shared insightsabout operettas by Derek Scott (University ofLeeds), Michael Albano (University of Toronto),Johannes Debus (Canadian Opera Companymusic director) and Mireille Asselin (soprano).416-363-8231. ; (faculty); (st);free(U of T Faculty of Music/st).• Oct 13 2:00 to 5:00: Toronto MahlerSociety. Sibelius Meeting. Viewing of a Sibeliusdocumentary, overview and recording comparisonof Sibelius Symphony No.2. Rm. 304,Metro Hall, 55 John St. 416-993-9298. Free.• Oct 16 1:30 to 3:30: Opera-Is. Verdi’sOtello. Lecture with Iain Scott. Miles NadalJewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave.416-924-6111. For more information: 416-924-6111. Visit opera-is.com• Oct 17 2:00 to 4:00: Opera-Is. How toAppreciate French Opera: Spectacle and Ballet.Lecture with Iain Scott. Arts and Letters Club,14 Elm St. 416-486-8408. 0(series ofthree lectures, Oct 17/24/31). opera-is.com• Oct 17 5:30: Music Gallery. X AvantNew Music Festival VII: Expanding Circuits:Contemporary Approaches to Improvisationand Electronics. Panel discussion with AndyHaas, JP Carter, ProF and Allison Cameron.OCAD University, 100 McCaul St. 416-204-1080. Free.• Oct 17 7:00 to 9:00: Opera-Is. TremendousTenors: Part 1 of 4. Lecture with Iain Scott.Prosserman Jewish Community Centre, 4588Bathurst St. 416-638-1181. opera-is.com• Oct 18 7:00: Toronto SymphonyOrchestra. Musical Chat: Haydn SymphonyD. The ETCeterasNo.101 and Beethoven Symphony No.1. RickPhillips discusses these two classical worksand how they are related. North York CentralLibrary Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. 416-395-5639. Free.• Oct 21 7:00: Alan Cantor Presents. ARecorder Builder’s Odyssey. Multimedia presentationand demonstration about “the lost art”of recorder building. St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525Bloor St. E. 416-406-5098. .• Oct 22 12:30: York University Departmentof Music. Indian Raga and Tala Workshop.Trichy Sankaran, mrdangan; KarakudiSubramanian, vina. Martin Family Lounge, 219Accolade East Bldg., 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• Oct 23 1:30 to 3:30: Opera-Is. Mozart’sLa Clemenza di Tito. Lecture with Iain Scott.Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750Spadina Ave. 416-924-6111. opera-is.com• Oct 24 2:00 to 4:00: Opera-Is. How toAppreciate German Opera: Orchestra andMeaning. Lecture with Iain Scott. Arts andLetters Club, 14 Elm St. 416-486-8408.0(series of three lectures, Oct 17/24/31).opera-is.com• Oct 24 7:00 to 9:00: Opera-Is. TremendousTenors: Part 2 of 4. Lecture with Iain Scott.Prosserman Jewish Community Centre, 4588Bathurst St. 416-638-1181. opera-is.com• Oct 25 4:00 to Oct 28 1:30: JackmanHumanities Institute, University of Toronto.Future of Cage: Credo. Conference to mark100th birthday of composer John Cage, featuringperformances, panel discussions, keynoteaddresses, lectures and installations. Opento all. Most events at Robert Gill Theatre,3rd floor, 214 College St. 416-978-7415.(full conference pass)/(st); (oneday)/.50(st); free(U of T students at theCentre for Drama, Theatre and PerformanceStudies and the Faculty of Music). For completelist of participating speakers and performers,and to register for the conference, visitfutureofcage.weebly.com.• Oct 31 2:00 to 4:00: Opera-Is. How toAppreciate Russian Opera: East and West.Lecture with Iain Scott. Arts and Letters Club,14 Elm St. 416-486-8408. 0(series ofthree lectures, Oct 17/24/31). opera-is.com• Oct 31 7:00 to 9:00: Opera-Is. TremendousTenors: Part 3 of 4. Lecture with Iain Scott.Prosserman Jewish Community Centre, 4588Bathurst St. 416-638-1181. opera-is.com• Nov 01 7:00: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Talk:Handel’s Messiah. Ivars Taurins discussesthe history of Handel’s Messiah, from itsinitially modest reception to the large-scale versionsin Victorian times, to today. North YorkCentral Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St.416-395-5639. Free.• Nov 06 1:30 to 3:30: Opera-Is. Verdi’s Aida.Lecture with Iain Scott. Miles Nadal JewishCommunity Centre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6111. 416-924-6111. opera-is.com• Nov 07 7:00 to 9:00: Opera-Is. TremendousTenors: Part 4 of 4. Lecture with Iain Scott.Prosserman Jewish Community Centre, 4588Bathurst St. 416-638-1181. opera-is.comMASTERCLASSES• Oct 09 12:10: University of TorontoFaculty of Music. Master Class with TomDiamond, opera director and acting coach. Forstudents in the U of T Faculty of Music. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park.Auditors welcome. 416-978-0492. Free.• Oct 14 12:30: Canadian FluteAssociation. Flute Masterclass with RobertDick. Works by Jolivet, Sancan and Ibert,performed by flutists from the Universityof Ottawa and McGill University. FreimannHall, Perez Building, University of Ottawa, 50University Dr., Ottawa. 613-421-1601. to audit.• Oct 26 1:30: York University Departmentof Music. Masterclass with James Westman,baritone. Observers welcome. TributeCommunities Recital Hall, Accolade East Bldg.,4700 Keele St. 416-736-5186. Free.WORKSHOPS• Oct 03, 10, 17, 24, 6:30 to 8:00: Artists’Health Alliance. Four Week Feldenkrais Class:a Gentle, Whole Body Approach to Movement.Susan Free, facilitator. Toronto WesternHospital, 399 Bathurst St. 416-351-0239.(four classes). artisthealth.ca• Oct 13 10:30am: Canadian FluteAssociation. Throat Tuning and the Cure forGood and Bad Days. Robert Dick, workshopleader. Arts and Ideas Studio, 980 O’ConnorDr. 416-778-7535. ; (workshop andevening concert, see listings section A, Oct.13at 8:00).• Oct 13 8:00 to 11:00pm: Musideum. VocalMasterclass with Dorothy Stone, soprano.Open to singers of all levels and musical styles;auditors welcome. 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. (to participate); (to audit).Register: rhanson288@gmail.com• Oct 14 2:00 to 5:00: Musideum. VocalMasterclass with Dorothy Stone, soprano.Open to singers of all levels and musical styles;auditors welcome. 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. (to participate); (to audit).Register: rhanson288@gmail.com• Oct 14 3:00: Music Gallery. X AvantNew Music Festival VII: Expanding Circuits:The meaning of music in the digital age.Bob Ostretag keynote address on popularnotions of electronic music. 197 John St.416-204-1080. Free.• Oct 15, 16, 17, 18 19: TorontoInternational Flamenco Festival. FlamencoDance Classes. Various levels of dance classes;also classes on singing, guitar technique andaccompaniment. St. Lawrence Centre for theArts, 27 Front St. E. 416-457-2085. Packagesavailable; consult website for class times,prices and more information:torontoflamencofestival.com• Oct 15 6:30 to 9:00: Artists’ HealthAlliance. Managing Stress with Self-ShiatsuWorkshop. Leisa Bellmore, facilitator. Suite500, 250 The Esplanade. 416-351-0239. Visitartisthealth.ca• Oct 19 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop.Scott Paterson, coach. Group session for playersof the recorder and other early instruments.Church of the Transfiguration, 111 ManorRd. E. 416-480-1853. ; (members).Refreshments included.• Oct 20 10:30am to 1:00pm: TorontoMendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday withDavid Holler, conductor. Mozart: CoronationMass; Handel: The King Shall Rejoice. Musicprovided; participants can register at the workshop.Cameron Hall, Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422 x24. includes refreshments. Register online:tmchoir.org• Oct 21 2:00: CAMMAC. Reading for Singersand Instrumentalists. Haydn: Te Deum; M.Haydn: Requiem Mass in c. Erna van Daele, conductor.Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 YongeSt. 416-482-6562. ; (members).• Oct 22 1:30 to 4:00: Toronto Early MusicPlayers Organization. Instrumental Workshop.Francis Colpron, coach. Bring your recorders,early intruments, and music stand; scores availableat the door. Armour Height CommunityCentre, 2140 Avenue Rd. 416-245-3413. .• Oct 27 1:00 to 4:00: Artists’ HealthAlliance. Vocal Fitness Workshop. Lori Holmes,facilitator. Workshop geared to performers: howto prevent vocal injury and assure longevity.Suite 500, 250 The Esplanade. 416-351-0239.Visit artisthealth.ca• Oct 29 8:00: Musideum. An Evening ofKirtan and Sound Healing with Jim Gelcer andBruce Cassidy. New age sound healing throughan interactive performance. Jim Gelcer, voice/harmonium/guitar; Bruce Cassidy, EVI/trumpet/flugelhorn. 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. ; (sr/st).• Nov 03 2:00: CAMMAC. Double ReedsWorkshop with Barbara Bolte. Toronto PublicLibrary, Northern District, 30 Orchard ViewBlvd. 416-386-0258. ; (members).• Nov 04 1:00 to 4:00: Artists’ HealthAlliance. Psychology of PerformanceWorkshop. Madeleine Hallé, facilitator.Venue Rental• in the heart of Yorkville• historical heritage building• Steinway Grand Piano• recital and special events• lighting and sound systems• accomodates caterers• reasonable ratesPremiere Source for HigH quality food(416) 364-7397 www.pasqualebros.com35 Hazelton Avenue, Heliconian Hall416-922-3618 rentals@heliconianclub.org60 thewholenote.com October 1 – November 7, 2012

Visualization, emotional control and concentration.Suite 500, 250 The Esplanade.416-351-0239. Visit artisthealth.caRETREATS• Oct 28 3:00 to Oct 30 3:00: Opera-Is.Mozart Voices. Two nights and three daysat the Relais et Chateau hotel and spa; lectures,cocktails, dinners and nightly concertsby Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata, piano;Claire de Sévigné, soprano; Andrew Haji, tenor;Geoffrey Sirett, bass-baritone. Langdon Hall,Country House Hotel & Spa, 1 Langdon Dr.,Cambridge. For more information and to register:416-486-8408. opera-is.comBOOK LAUNCHES• Oct 14 7:00: Esprit Orchestra. R. MurraySchafer’s My Life on Earth and Elsewhere.Schafer will be on hand to sign copies of thebook. Followed by Esprit Orchestra’s 30thAnniversary season opener, The Tuning of theWorld (see listings section A, Oct.14). KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-815-7887.espritorchestra.comSINGALONGS• Oct 09 7:00 to 8:00: Canada Sings/Chantons Canada! Toronto-Riverdale.Neighbourhood Singalong. Folk, rock, balladsand Broadway. Mark Bell, songleader; MarjorieWiens, piano. 2nd Floor Auditorium, RalphThornton Centre, 765 Queen St. E. 416-778-0796. Free, donations accepted.canadasings.ca• Oct 17 7:30 to 9:30: Toronto Shape NoteGroup. Singing Get-Together. Singing from TheSacred Harp, 1991 revision song book. Singersof varying levels are welcome and loaner booksavailable. Music Room, Bloor Street UnitedChurch, 300 Bloor St. W. 416-922-7997. Free.• Oct 21 2:30: Southern Ontario Chapterof the Hymn Society. Looking Back, LookingAhead: 100 Years of Witness. Participatorycongregational hymns accompanied by organand brass. Melvin J. Hurst, music director.Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby PointRd. 416-767-6122. Suggested donation: ;(family).OPEN HOUSE• Nov 06 11:30am to 2:30pm: Artists’ HealthAlliance. 10th Anniversary Open House.Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst St.416-351-0239. Free.ANNOUNCEMENTS• Nominations now accepted: Glenn Gouldfoundation. Tenth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate.Call to the public for nominations honouring aleading figure in the arts; leading candidates ofany nationality are eligible. Nominations closeDecember 15, 2012. See ad on page 75.Visit glenngould.caETCETERA: MISCELLANEOUS• Oct 13 6:00: Trillio Baroque Ensemble.Baroquetoberfest! Music performed by Trilliomusicians on period instruments; Oktoberfestfare including sausages, ham, sauerkraut, applestreusel, plum kuchen and German-style beer.Upper Canada Academy of Performing Arts,260 Brock St., Kingston. 613-634-9312 or613-542-4826. . Limited tickets, reservationsrecommended. Visit ucperformingarts.comClassified Advertising | classad@thewholenote.comAUDITIONS/OPPORTUNITIESAN OPEN CALL TO SINGERS – FREEYOUR VOICE: The Church of the Incarnation(Anglican) at Bayview and Sheppard isinviting all singers to join the SATB Choir.Choral anthems vary from Baroque toGospel, and are sung at the 10:30 Eucharistevery Sunday. Rehearsals on Thursdayevenings at 7:30pm, and a brief warm-up onSunday mornings at 10:00am. Choral/Soloexperience preferred but not necessary. Allparts are welcomed! For further information,please contact the church office at416-221-7516COUNTERPOINT COMMUNITYORCHESTRA (www.ccorchestra.org)welcomes volunteer musicians: Mondayevening rehearsals, downtown Toronto.All sections especially violins. Email info@ccorchestra.orgEXPERIENCED LYRICISTS WANTED whocan write beautiful lyrics, and singers withgood voices. Very generous compensationfor good work. Must see web for more info:www.biezunska-exceptionalsongwriting.comEmail:bianeri@sympatico.caKINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA hasavailable pro bono positions for: principaltrumpet, 2nd bassoon, 3rd horn, 4th horn,violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.This full size symphony orchestra rehearseson Monday evening at Old Unionville LibraryCentre in Markham and gives 6 subscriptionconcerts to sold-out audiences and standingovations at Markham Theatre. For moreinformation e-mail Jobert Sevilleno at info@KSOrchestra.casetting just for the experience. Contact John647-638-3550 (organist@saintstephens.ca) or visit http://saintstephens.ca/articles/?c=concertsNEW HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS CHAMBERORCHESTRA needs string players. Friday4:00pm rehearsals. Concert Nov. 18 includesFinlandia, Peer Gynt, Great Gate of Kiev andmore. highlandsorchestra@gmail.comA WholeNoteCLASSIFIED delivers!Sing the right tune, reachthe right audience.Only for the first 20words (.20 for eachadditional). Discounts formultiple insertions.Deadline for our Novemberclassifieds is MondayOctober 21.classad@thewholenote.comTHE CITY OF BRAMPTON CONCERT BAND ISPROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF ANEXCITING NEW MUSIC OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH:THE BRAMPTON YOUTH CONCERT BANDDIRECTED BY SUSAN BARBER KAHROThe Brampton Youth Concert Band is a new musicensemble for Brampton, to support young musiciansbetween Grades 8 to 10. It will provide a place foryoung musicians to grow musically. We are excited toannounce Susan Barber Kahro as music director. Shehas extensive experience in leading award-winningmusic ensembles.The first rehearsal will be on Thur. Sept. 20,from 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm at 55A Queen St.E., located in downtown Brampton.For additional information, please visitbramptonconcertband.com or contactus at bycb@bramptonconcertband.com.Look for us on Facebook.L’ENSEMBLE VOCAL LES VOIX DUCŒUR accueillent de nouveaux choristesfrancophones et francophiles pour la saison2012-2013. Informations sur: www.lesvoixducoeur.comMUSICIANS WANTED solo or ensemble forfree noon-hour concerts series on Wednesdays(12:35pm). Dates available to performdowntown in an historic, acoustically friendlyChildren'sPianoLessonsFriendly, approachable -and strict!Liz Parker416.544.1803liz.parker@rogers.comQueen/BathurstOctober 1 – November 7, 2012 thewholenote.com 61

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