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Volume 18 Issue 4 - December 2012

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Morning; Bennett: Suite

Morning; Bennett: Suite of Old AmericanDances; Grainger: Shepherd’s Hey; The MerryKing; Faeroe Island Dances; Weinzweig: RoundDance. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillanTheatre, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’sPark. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st).• 8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/FactoryTheatre. Do You Want What I Have Got? ACraigslist Cantata. See Jan 30.• 8:00: Aurora Culture Centre. Great ArtistPiano Series: Chu-Fang Huang, piano. Worksby Haydn, Chopin, Wanghua Chu and others.22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. ;(sr/st).• 8:00: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi, Handel & SandrinePiau. See Jan 31.• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Garnet Rogers.2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604..50/(adv).Saturday February 02• 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Tristanund Isolde. See Jan 29.A. Concerts in the GTA• 2:00: St. Anne’s Music and DramaSociety. Gilbert & Sullivan: The Gondoliers.See Jan 25.• 7:30: Living Arts Centre/MississaugaChinese Art Organization. Gala Concert.Celebration of the Chinese New Year withmusic, acrobatics and comedy. HammersonHall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr.,Mississauga. 905-306-6000. –.• 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Glenn GouldSchool Vocal Showcase. GGS voice studentsperform art songs and arias. Mazzoleni ConcertHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .• 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Tchaikovsky Symphony 4. See Jan 31.• 8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/FactoryTheatre. Do You Want What I Have Got? ACraigslist Cantata. See Jan 30.• 8:00: Aurora Culture Centre. Indie MusicSeries: Duffy & Ebata. Vocals and piano. 22Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. .• 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs SymphonyOrchestra. Subscription Series Concert No.3:Beethoven. Beethoven: Coriolanus Overture;Symphony No.6; Mozart: Piano Concert No.23.Ronald Greidanus. P.C. Ho Theatre, 5183Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566.; (st/sr) free(under 12).• 8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents III: MayleeTodd & Jesse Futerman. Singer-songwriterand electric jazz artist. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. .• 8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra.Mozart and Dvořák. Mozart: Piano ConcertoNo.21; Dvořák: American Suite Op.98. RobertDe Clara, conductor; guest: Angela Park, piano.Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130Navy St. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784.; (sr); (st). Feb 3 (mat).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Meow Meow.Performance art and cabaret. Koerner Hall, 273Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –.50.• 8:00: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi, Handel & SandrinePiau. See Jan 31.• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Fathead. 2261 DundasSt. W. 416-531-6604. /$18(adv).Sunday February 03• 1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music &Truffles: Dali String Quartet. El Sistema graduates,in their Canadian debut, perform aone-hour interactive program for young peopleages 6 to 15. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103.. Includes chocolate truffle.• 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. La clemenzadi Tito. Mozart. Michael Schade, tenor(Tito); Isabel Leonard, mezzo (Sesto); KeriAlkema, soprano (Vitellia); Mireille Asselin, soprano(Servilia); Wallis Giunta, mezzo (Annio);Robert Gleadow, bass (Publio); Johannes Debus,music director; Christopher Alden, stage director.Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5; (under 30). Also Feb 7, 9, 11, 13, 16,19, 22. Start times vary.• 2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra.Mozart and Dvořák. See Feb 2.• 2:00: Shevchenko Musical Ensemble.Annual Choral Concert. Contemporary and classicalarias, Serbian and Ukranian folk songs.Shevchenko Choir, Alexander Veprisnky, director;Kir Stefan and the Serb Choir; JasminaVucurovic, director. Columbus Centre, 901Lawrence Ave. W. 46-533-2725. ; (st/child).• 2:00: St. Anne’s Music and DramaSociety. Gilbert & Sullivan: The Gondoliers.See Jan 25.• 2:30: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. University of Toronto SymphonyOrchestra & Choirs. Schubert: Symphony No.8in b “Unfinished”; Brahms: Nänie; Beethoven:Mass in C Op.86. MacMillan Singers; Women’sChamber Choir and Men’s Chorus; CawthraPark Secondary School Vocal Ensemble; HilaryApfelstadt, David Bowser and Ana Alvarez, conductors.MacMillan Theatre, Edward JohnsonBldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ;(sr); (st).• 2:30: Voicebox – Opera in Concert.Orlando. Opera by Handel. David Trudgen,countertenor (Orlando); Virginia Hatfield, soprano(Angelica); Scott Belluz, countertenor(Medoro); Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon, conductor.Jane Mallett Theatre, St. LawrenceCentre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. –.• 3:00 Amici Chamber Ensemble. Silent Filmand Music. Live music to accompany AlfredHitchcock’s 1926 film The Lodger. DavidHetherington, cello; Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet;Serouj Kradjian, piano. Bell LightBox, 350King St. W. 416-901-6279. ; (sr);(st).• 3:00: Syrinx Sunday Salons. KaiGleusteen, violin, and Catherine Ordronneau,piano. Palej: Sonatina for violin and piano;Beethoven: Sonata No.10 for violin and piano;Shostakovich: Four Preludes Op.34. HeliconianHall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ;(st).• 3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Dali StringQuartet. Canadian debut of El Sistema graduates.Amaya: Angelica (mix of Latin rhythms);Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E Op.44 No.1;Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No.1; Turina: LaOración del Torero Op.34; Gardel: El dia queme quieras (The Day You Love Me – tango);Almarán: La historia de un amor (The Storyof a Love – bolero); Valdes: Danzon Almendra(Dance). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ;(under 30).• 3:30: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi, Handel & SandrinePiau. See Jan 31.• 7:00: Acting Up Stage Company/FactoryTheatre. Do You Want What I Have Got? ACraigslist Cantata. See Jan 30.• 8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall andRoy Thomson Hall/Attila Glatz ConcertProductions. The Black Watch and the Bandof the Scots Guards. Roy Thomson Hall, 60Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50–.50.• 8:00: New Music Concerts. CanadianMusic: Past, Present and Future. Weinzweig:Interplay for piccolo tuba and piano; Schafer:Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp; Scime: New Workfor soprano and ensemble; Cherney: Die klingendeZeit; Harman: Peculiar Routines. BettyOliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts worker); (st). 7:15:Pre-concert chat.• 8:00: Royal Conservatory/AllianceFrançaise de Toronto/Bureau du Québec.Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier, piano. Mozart:Andante and Variations in G; Schubert: Fantasyin f; Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Rachmaninov:Symphonic Dances; Liszt: Réminiscences de DonJuan. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –.• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Banjo Special. WithBrian Taheny, Chris Coole, Arnie Naiman andChris Quinn. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604. .50/(adv).• Your event could be listed w60 December 1 – February 7, 2013

Monday February 04• 7:00: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Monday Evening Concerts: BerlinPhilharmonic Wind Quintet. Mozart: ThreeFantasies for mechanical organ (arr. Hasel);Haas: Quintet Op.10; Ibert: Trois pieces brèves;Milhaud: La Cheminée du roi René; Francaix:Quintet No.1. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ;(sr); (st).Tuesday February 05• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Piano Virtuoso Series: Variations on 1930.Copland: Piano Variations; Britten: ThreeCharacter Pieces; Kodály: Dances ofMarrosszék; Youmans: Tea for Two (Art Tatumtranscription); Cowell: Sinister Resonance.Stephen B. Hargreaves, piano. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Small Jazz Ensembles. Upper JazzStudio, 90 Wellesley St. W. 416-408-0208.Free.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Student Composers Concert. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park.416-408-0208. Free.• 8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/FactoryTheatre. Do You Want What I Have Got? ACraigslist Cantata. See Jan 30.• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Jane Harbury’sDiscoveries. Four emerging artists perform.Renée Yoxon; The Schotts; others to beannounced. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604. ; .Wednesday February 06• 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist church.Noon Hour Organ Recital Series. Simon Walker,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Laclemenza di Tito: COC Ensemble StudioPerformance. Christopher Enns, tenor (Tito);Owen McCausland, tenor (Tito); Ambur Braid,soprano (Vitellia); Rihab Chaieb, mezzo (Sesto);Sasha Djihanian, soprano (Annio); Claire deSévigné, soprano (Servillia); Neil Craighead,bass-baritone (Publio); Johannes Debus, musicdirector; Christopher Alden, stage director. FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –.• 8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/FactoryTheatre. Do You Want What I Have Got? ACraigslist Cantata. See Jan 30.• 8:30: Richard Flohil Presents. The 24thStreet Wailers. Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St.W. 416-531-6604. $18.50/(adv).Thursday February 07• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Piano Virtuoso Series: Painting with Sound.Liszt: Harmonies du soir; Nuages gris; En Rêve;Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. RudinLengo, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Noonat Met. Simon Walker, organ. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331x26. Freewill offering.• 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Thursdays at Noon: Music for Violin andPiano. Janáček: Violin Sonata; Bartók: SecondRhapsody; Daniel: Metsa Maasikad. ErikaRaum, violin; Lydia Wong, piano. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusic Series. Shannon Graham, saxophone;Jeanie Chung, piano. Christ Church Deer Park,1570 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donationswelcome• 3:00: York University Department ofMusic. CageSpace. Multi-disciplinary celebrationof John Cage’s 100th birthday. CaseySokol, director. Various rooms at the AccoladeEast Bldg., 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. Free.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La clemenzadi Tito. See Feb 3.• 8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/FactoryTheatre. Do You Want What I Have Got? ACraigslist Cantata. See Jan 30.• 8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. Les Rosesde la Vie: A Parisian Soirée. Music by Marais,Couperin, Chopin, Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc,Aznavour and others. Christopher Bagan, harpsichord;Justin Haynes, viola da gamba; KathleenKajioka, violin and viola; guest: GiuseppeCondello, corporeal mime. Enoch TurnerSchoolhouse, 106 Trinity St. 416-410-4561.; (sr); (under 20). 7:15: Pre-concertchat. Also Feb 8 and 9.1805 07 8:00: TorQ Percussion Quartet. Offthe Page. Improvised music, sound textures.Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 647-210-3786.; (arts worker); (st).Search listings by genre online at thewholenote.comB. Concerts Beyond the GTAIN THIS ISSUE: Ancaster, Aylmer, Barrie, Brantford, Burlington,Cayuga, Collingwood, Dundas, Elora, Fergus, Fonthill, Grimsby,Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Jordan, Kingston, Kitchener, London,Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orillia, Paris, Peterborough,Port Hope, St Catharines, Stratford, Waterford and Waterloo.Saturday December 01• 3:30: Hamilton Children’s Choir. HolidayWonders. Zimfira Poloz, Larisa Gulenco, TatianaKorotkova, Melanie Marlin and Laura Pin, conductors;Shawn Grenke, organ and conductor.Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave.,Hamilton. 416-282-6636. ; (sr);(st); (under 10). Also 8pm.• 7:00: Guelph Youth Singers. Winter Song.Rutter: Brother Heinrich’s Christmas. Ken Gee,piano; Linda Beaupré, conductor; guests: Johnand Jane Watson, actors. Harcourt UnitedChurch, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph. 519-763-3000.; (sr/st); (eyeGO).• 7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.Pops Series: Wicked Divas. Music from Carmen,Wicked, Chicago, Titanic, My Fair Lady andother Broadway, opera and popular music selections.Alli Mauzey and Nicole Parker, vocals;Matthew Kraemer, conductor. Hamilton Place,1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905-526-7756.–; –(sr); (under 35).• 7:30: Mohawk College Community Choir.In Concert. Mozart: Coronation Mass in C.guest: Mercredi Musique Chamber Orchestra ofNiagara. St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St.W., Dundas. 905-526-7938. .• 7:30: Orchestra Kingston. Sing-AlongMessiah. Handel. Salvation Army Citadel, 816Centennial Dr., Kingston. 613-533-6000x79302. ; (sr/st). Non-perishable fooddonations welcome.• 8:00: Garden City Productions. Nunsense.Book, music and lyrics by D. Goggin. KathieGosen (Sister Mary Regina); Betsy Tauro (SisterMary Hubert); Kylie Whissell (Sister RobertAnn); Chelsea DiFranco (Sister Amnesia); BretonLalama (Sister Mary Leo); Tom Inglis and JohnValleau, music directors; Di Nyland, stage directorand choreographer. Mandeville Theatre,Ridley College, 2 Ridley Rd., St. Catharines.905-682-1353. /(preview); 23(st/child)/$18(preview); (eyeGo). Also Dec2(mat).• 8:00: Hamilton Children’s Choir. HolidayWonders. See 3:30.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo SymphonyOrchestra. Edwin and Gustav: An Invitation.Schubert: Entr’acte No.3 from Rosamunde;Mahler: Symphony No.5 in c-sharp. EdwinOutwater, conductor. Centre in the Square,101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711.–.• 8:00: University of Guelph College ofArts. University of Guelph Symphonic andWomen’s Choir perform The Mystery ofBethlehem. Marta McCarthy and Lanny Fleming,conductors. Church of Our Lady, 28 NorfolkSt., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. ;(sr/st).Sunday December 02• 2:00: Garden City Productions. Nunsense.See Dec 1.• 2:30: Kingston Symphony. EuropeanRomance. Schumann: Piano Concerto in a;Dvořák: Symphony No.8; Mozart: Overtureto the Marriage of Figaro. Grand Theatre,218 Princess St., Kingston. 613-530-2050.–.• 3:00: Guelph Chamber Choir. Carols forChristmas. Rutter: Dancing Day; Telfer: Noel;Handel: Hallelujah from Messiah. Lori Gemmell,harp; Susan Stephenson, flute; Gerald Neufeld,conductor. St. George’s Anglican Church, 99Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. ;(st); (youth).• 3:00: Kawartha Youth Orchestra. WinterTales. Music by Beethoven, Bach and others.Market Hall Theatre, 140 Charlotte St.,Peterborough. 705-749-1146. ; (adv).• 3:00: La Jeunesse Youth Orchesta. Homefor the Holidays. Seasonal favourites andorchestral classics. Guest: Jean Stilwell, mezzo.Port Hope United Church, 34 South St., PortHope. 866-460-5596. ; (st).• 3:00: Wellington Winds. Bringing inthe Christmas Season. Traditional and seasonalfavourites by Vaughan Williams, Bach,Holst, Corelli, Curnow and Prokofiev. Guest:Kevin Ramessar, guitar. Daniel Warren, conductor.Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb St.W., Waterloo. 519-579-3097. ; (sr);free(st).• 7:30: Metropolitan United Church. RCCOLessons and Carols. Featuring the SalvationArmy Band. 468 Wellington St., London. 519-432-7189 x27. suggested donation.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Olena Klyucharova, piano; MarcusScholtes, violin: all-Prokofiev. Piano SonataNo.3; Suite from Romeo and Juliet; Marchfrom Love of Three Oranges; Violin SonataNo.1. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St.W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr);(st).Monday December 03• 8:00: Acoustic Muse Concerts and TheAeolian. The Kruger Brothers. Aeolian Hall,795 Dundas St., London. 519-672-7950./(adv).Tuesday December 04• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Mårten Falk, guitar. Villa-Lobos:Selections from Preludes, Chôros, and Etudes;Britten: Nocturnal, Op.7; Miller: In MemoriamJoseph Brodsky; Vetrov: Canzona; Sychra:Etude; Orekhov: Sokolov Polka. KWCMS MusicRoom, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr); (st).Thursday December 06• 12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. AdventConcert Series: Ancient Advent – ThroughDarkness to Light. Music of Advent andChristmas across the centuries. Hildegals andCloister Voices, vocal ensemble; Holly Gwynne-Timothy, director; guest instrumentalists: JasonHawke, Heather Schreiner; Julia duPrey andMichael Goodwin. 270 King St. E., Kingston.613-548-4617. Freewill offering.Friday December 07• 7:30: Deborah Chagnon Presents. RantMaggie Rant: Frost & Fire – A Celtic ChristmasDecember 1 – February 7, 2013 61

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