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Volume 19 Issue 4 - December 2013

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others. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church,1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422x221. Free.MozartCoronation MassChineseNew YearFEB 3A. Concerts in the GTAJAN 11 & 12TSO.CATSO.CA● ● 7:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. ChineseNew Year with Yuja Wang. Huanzhi:Spring Festival Overture; Tchaikovsky: Variationson a Rococo Theme, Op. 33; Mozart:Violin Concerto No.2, K211; Rachmaninoff:Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Dun: TheTriple Resurrection. Long Yu, conductor;Yuja Wang, piano; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; JianWang, cello; Dashan, host. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -9.Tuesday February 4● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Vocal Series:Songs from the Heart. Selection of artsongs and arias. Tracy Dahl, soprano; LizUpchurch, piano. Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Student Composers Concert. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’sPark. 416-408-0208. Free.● ● 8:00: Musideum. Anita Kattakar & RattanBamrah. Indian classical. Suite 133 (mainfloor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323..Wednesday February 5● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Jazz Series: These Things. Selections. MarkKieswetter, piano; Ross MacIntyre, bass.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noonday organ recitals. John Paul Farahat,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.● ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Un balloin maschera. Verdi. Adrianne Pieczonka,soprano (Amelia); Dimitri Pittas, tenor (Riccardo);Elena Manistina, mezzo (Ulrica);Simone Osborne, soprano (Oscar); JossiWieler and Sergio Morabito, stage directors;Stephen Lord, conductor. Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.416-363-8231. –2; (under 30). AlsoFeb 2(mat), 8, 11, 14, 16(mat), 20, 22(mat).Thursday February 6● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Dance Series:A Soldier’s Tale. Michael Greyeyes, choreographer/director;Tara Beagan, lyrics; JohnGzowski, music. 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. David Boutin-Bourque, clarinet.Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome.● ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Thursdays at Noon: Adam Zukiewicz,piano. Haydn: Sonata in D; Albeniz: Iberia(Book 1); Liszt: Mephisto Waltz. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park.416-408-0208. Free.● ● 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met.Federico Andreoni, organist. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331ext. 26. Freewill donation.● ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Così fantutte. See Jan 18. Also Feb 9(mat), 15, 18, 21.● ● 7:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society.Princess Ida. See Jan 31, Also Feb 7-9. Starttimes vary.● ● 7:30: York University Department ofMusic. Improv Soiree. An evening of improvisationin a participatory “open mike” set-up,hosted by the improv studios of Matt Brubeck.Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 AccoladeEast Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. Free.● ● 8:00: Array Ensemble. Array Session #22.Array Music Space, 155 Walnut Avenue. 416-532-3019. Free/PWYC.● ● 8:00: Musideum. AIMToronto. Experimental.Suite 133 (main floor), 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-599-7323. .Friday February 7● ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Così fantutte: Ensemble Studio Performance. Mozart.Aviva Fortunata and Sasha Djihanian,soprano (Fiordiligi); Charlotte Burrage andDanielle MacMillan, mezzo (Dorabella); ClarenceFrazer and Cameron McPhail, baritone(Guglielmo); and others; Atom Egoyan,stage director, Johannes Debus, conductor.Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. and .● ● 7:30: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ and Trumpet: Old and New, in honourof Dr. Wolfgang Kort. Andrew Ager, MichaelBloss and Paul Sanvidotti. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. -.● ● 7:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society.Princess Ida. See Jan 31.● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Wind Symphony Concert. S. Prokofiev:March Op.99; M. Colgrass: Bali; L. Zaninelli:Roma Sacra; D. Sampson: Moving Parts;F.Ticheli: Postcard; and other works. JeffreyReynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park.416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st).● ● 8:00: Group of 27. I’m Austrian-Canadian.Works by Gervais, Badian, Morlock, Haydnand Mozart. Gregory Oh, piano; Ed Reifel,timpani; Mike Fedyshyn, trumpet. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-735-3662.; (st/sr); (under 18).● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Mavis Staples.Soul and gospel. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St.W. 416-408-0208. and up.B. Concerts Beyond the GTAIN THIS ISSUE: Alliston, Ancaster, Barrie, Brantford, Cambridge,Cobourg, Collingwood, Dundas, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener,Lindsay, London, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Picton, Port Colborne,St. Catharines, Vineland, Waterloo.Sunday December 1● ● 2:00: Garden City Productions. The FullMonty. Written by McNally; music and lyricsby Yazbek. Wendy Leard, stage director/choreographer;John Valleau, musical director.Mandeville Theatre, 2 Ridley Rd., St. Catharines.905-682-1353. ; (st/under 13);(13–18 with student ID). Also Nov 15–17,22–24, 29, 30(start times vary).● ● 2:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. ASwingin’ Christmas. A holiday revue fashionedin the tradition of a classic “ChristmasShow” of yesteryear. Roselawn Centre,296 Fielden Ave, Port Colborne. 905-834-7572. .● ● 2:00: University of Waterloo Departmentof Music. Stage Band Concert. ConradGrebel University College, 140 WestmountRd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226. ;(sr/st). Great Hall (Rm 1111).● ● 2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra.Masterworks 2: Reminiscing. Estacio: Variationson a Memory; Mahler: Songs of aWayfarer; Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C,“The Great”. Lauren Segal, mezzo; BradleyThachuk, conductor. Sean O’Sullivan Theatre,Centre for the Arts, Brock University,500 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3257 or 1-866-617-3257. –;(eyeGO); (PSSTnso).FEBRUARY 8, 2014YOUNG AT HEART8:00PM● ● 3:00: Grand River Chorus. A ChristmasGarland. Yuletide songs and carols. GrandRiver Chorus; Richard Cunningham, artisticdirector; Anne-Marie MacDairmid, piano;guest: Catherine Paynter, comedienne. AlexandraPresbyterian Church, 410 Colborne St,Brantford. 519-841-9708. , (sr/st); (high school and younger).● ● 3:00: New Tecumseth Singers. FavouriteChristmas Music. Guest: John Wervers,conductor. Knox Presbyterian Church (Alliston),160 King St. S., Alliston. 705-435-5497.; (● ● 5:00: St. George’s Cathedral. AdventCandlelight Procession with Carols. Congregationalsinging; works by Sirett, Brooks, Diemer,Biebl, Gibbons and others. St. George’sCathedral Adult and Children’s Choirs.270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Free.Religious service.● ● 7:30: University of Waterloo Departmentof Music. Instrumental Chamber EnsembleConcert. Conrad Grebel University College,140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226. Free. Chapel.Monday December 2● ● 7:30: Perimeter Institute. Classical WorldArtists Series. Andrew Von Oeyen, piano.Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas, 31 CarolineSt. N., Waterloo. 519-883-4480. ; (st).OFFENBACHOVERTURE TO ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLDPROKOFIEVPETER & THE WOLFRIDOUTFALL FAIRSTRAUSSAN DER SCHONEN BLAUEN DONAUHAYDN/MOZARTTOY SYMPHONYWITH: MAESTRO DENIS MASTROMONACO&WINNER OF THE 1ST ANNUALYOUTH CONCERTO COMPETITIONJoin us for a night of wonderful orchestral music experienced in the world class acoustics ofHamemrson Hall - Living Arts CentreTickets on sale NOW - 905.306.6000 - mississaugasymphony.camississaugasymphony.ca58 | December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014

Tuesday December 3● ● 12:00 noon: Brock University Departmentof Music RBC Foundation. Music@Noon: StudentPiano Recital. Sean O’Sullivan Theatre,Centre for the Arts, 500 Glenridge Ave., St.Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3817. Free.● ● 7:30: Brock University Department ofMusic. University Wind Ensemble in Concert.Zoltan Kalman, conductor. Sean O’SullivanTheatre, Centre for the Arts, 500 GlenridgeAve., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3257..85.● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Made in Canada Piano Quartet.Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1 in c Op.15;Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano; Milhaud:Quatre Visages for viola and piano. Elissa Lee,violin; Angela Park, piano; Sharon Wei, viola;Rachel Mercer, cello. KWCMS Music Room,57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.; (sr); (st). First of two concerts,see Dec 6.Wednesday December 4● ● 7:30: Arcady. Welcome Yule!–Christmasmusic of Ronald Beckett, conductor. GreenbrierPresbyterian Church, 11 White OaksAve., Brantford. ; (st). 519-428-3185.Thursday December 5● ● 12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. Advent ConcertSeries. Valery Lloyd-Watts and ClareGordon, pianos. St. George’s Cathedral,270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewilloffering.Friday December 6● ● 7:30: Bach Elgar Choir. Messiah. By Handel.Full chorus and orchestra; Jennifer Taverner,soprano; Michele Bogdanowicz, mezzo;Chris Fischer, tenor; Andrew Tees, bass; AlexCann, conductor. Melrose United Church,86 Homewood Ave., Hamilton. . 905-527-5995. Also Dec 7.● ● 8:00: Jeffery Concerts. The Afiara StringQuartet. Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Op.33, No. 3 “The Bird”, Nielsen: String QuartetNo. 1 in G minor, Op. 13, Dvóřak: String Quartetin E-flat major, Op. 51. Wolf PerformanceHall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-672-8800.; (sr); (st).● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Made in Canada Piano Quartet.Fauré: Piano Quartet No.2 in g, Op.45;Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano; Ravel:Duo for violin and cello. Elissa Lee, violin;Angela Park, piano; Sharon Wei, viola; RachelMercer, cello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 YoungSt. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr);(st). Second of two concerts, see Dec 3.Saturday December 7● ● 2:30: Sound Investment CommunityChoir. Christmas Joy! Traditonal choralChristmas music. Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer,piano/organ; Albert Greer, guest conductor;guest: Peter Voisey, oboe. Trinity UnitedChurch, Collingwood, 140 Maple St., Collingwood.705-293-2936. ; free(under 12).Also at 7:30pm.● ● 7:30: Arcady. A Baroque Messiah. RonaldBeckett, conductor. Vineland Free ReformedChurch, 3685 King St., Vineland. .905-892-9160.● ● 7:30: Bach Elgar Choir. Messiah. See Dec 6.● ● 7:30: Chorus Niagara. A Canadian ChristmasCarol. Canadian carols, poetry, proseand images. Benedict Campbell, narrator;Lynne Honsberger, piano; Robert Cooper,conductor. Calvary Church, 89 Scott St., St.Catharines. 1-866-617-3257 or 905-688-5550 x3257. ; (sr); (st); (under30).● ● 7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir ChamberSingers. Handel’s Messiah. Carla Huhtanen,soprano; Krisztina Szabo, mezzo-soprano;Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone;Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony; MarkVuorinen, conductor. Centre in the Square,101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-6885.–.● ● 7:30: Lyrica Chamber Choir of Barrie.Messe di Minuit de Noel. Charpentier:Messe di Minuit de Noel; Vivaldi: Gloria. DavidMcFadden, conductor. Burton Avenue UnitedChurch, 37 Burton Ave., Barrie. 705-722-0271.; (sr/st).● ● 7:30: Mohawk College Community Choir.Christmas at St. Paul’s: A Christmas Tradition.Schubert: Mass in B-flat; and other seasonalfavourites. David Holler, conductor. Guest:Mercredi Musique Chamber Orchestra ofNiagara. St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St.W., Dundas. 905-526-7938. ; (sr/st).Christmas cheer in the parlour following theperformance.● ● 7:30: Sound Investment CommunityChoir. Christmas Joy! See 2:30pm.● ● 8:00: Peterborough Symphony Orchestra.Home for the Holidays. Rutter: 12 Days ofChristmas; Waldteufel: Skater’s Waltz; otherworks; carols. Peterborough Pop Ensemble;Kawartha Youth Orchestra; PeterboroughChildren’s Chorus. George Street UnitedChurch, 534 George St. N., Peterborough.705-742-7469. ; (youth).Sunday December 8● ● 2:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. ASwingin’ Christmas. A holiday revue fashionedin the tradition of a classic “ChristmasShow” of yesteryear. Roxy Theatre, 251 9 St E,The Corporation of the City of St. Catharines presents the23 rd AnnualCivic Christmas Carol ConcertSt Thomas’ Anglican Church, St. CatharinesDecember 10th, 12 noonGuest Speaker Mary Ann Edwards - Director, Rankin Cancer RunPeter M. Partridge - Conductor Massed ChoirsRoss R. Stretton - Producer & OrganistProceeds to Community CareOwen Sound. 888-446-7699. .50; (st).● ● 2:30: Georgian Music. Christmas withErnesto Cervini. Ernesto Cervini, drums andclarinet; Amy Cervini & Alex Samaras, vocals;Chris Donnelly, piano; Kelly Jefferson, saxophone;Dan Fortin, bass. Central UnitedChurch, 54 Ross St., Barrie. 705-726-1181.; (subscription); (st subscription).● ● 2:30: Orchestra Kingston. Sing-Along Messiah. Salvation Army Citadel,816 Centennial Dr., Kingston. 613-634-9312.-. Rehearsals at 5:30 on Nov 26, Dec 3.● ● 3:00: Guelph Symphony Orchestra. HolidayClassics. Works by Handel, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky;Audience carol sing-along. Guests:Kilmarnock Singers and the Guelph YouthSymphony Orchestra; Judith Yan, conductor.River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph.519-763-3000. ; (under 30); (child);(eyeGO).● ● 4:00: Ozere. An Afternoon of ChamberFolk. Jessica Deutsch, violin; AdrianGross, mandolin; Lydia Munchinsky, cello;Sam McLellan, bass; Emily Rockarts, voice.Impresario Gallery, 37 King Street W.Cobourg .416-837-8027. .Monday December 9● ● 7:30: Arcady/National Academy Orchestraof Canada. Handel’s Messiah. BorisBrott, conductor. St. Patrick’s Roman CatholicChurch (Hamilton), 440 King St. E., Hamilton.1-888-475-9377. -. Also Dec 10(Burlington).Tuesday December 10● ● 12:00 noon: City of St. Catharines. CivicCarol Concert. Yuletide carol sing-along.Laura Secord Secondary School ConcertChoir, Denis Morris High School Choir, TheCivic Brass Ensemble; Ross Stretton, organ;Peter Partridge, conductor. St. Thomas AnglicanChurch, 99 Ontario St., St. Catharines.905-688-5601x2160. Freewill offering. Proceedsto Christmas Community Care.Wednesday December 11● ● 2:30: Seniors Serenade. ‘Twas the NightBefore Christmas. Samuel Bisson, cello;Simon Capet, piano. Central United Church,54 Ross St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free.● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. In Concert. Ysaÿe: TheSonatas for Unaccompanied Violin. AndraTyniec, violin [solo]. KWCMS Music Room,57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ;(sr); (st).Friday December 13● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.Yuletide Spectacular. Holiday favourites withover 200 performers. Eleanor McCain, soprano;Grand Philharmonic Choir; Grand PhilharmonicChildren’s Chorus; Classical DanceConservatory; Evan Mitchell, conductor; BrighamPhillips, piano. Centre in the Square,101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or888-745-4717. $19-. Also Dec 14(mat/eve).Saturday December 14● ● 2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.Yuletide Spectacular. See Dec 13(eve); Also8:00pm.● ● 2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra.Family 1: The Snowman. Classic by RaymondBriggs. Laura Thomas, conductor.Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Centre for theArts, 500 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines.905-688-5550 x3257. .50-.50. 1:45:Pre-concert talk.● ● 7:30: Dublin Street United Church. ChristmasTreasures at Dublin. Carols and storytelling.Dublin Street United Church ChancelChoir, The Trillium Brass, The Watson Family,and storytellers. 68 Suffolk St. W., Guelph.519-827-9124. Free will donation.● ● 7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Pops2: A “Radio City” Christmas. Holiday classicsfrom the golden days of radio and stories toldby popular radio personalities. Chorus NiagaraChildren’s Choir; Bradley Thachuk, conductor.Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Centre forthe Arts, 500 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines.905-688-5550 x3257. .50-.00. 6:45:Pre-concert talk. Also Dec 15 (mat).● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.Yuletide Spectacular. See Dec 13.● ● 8:00: Kokoro Singers. A Kokoro Christmas.Brenda Uchimaru, conductor. RyersonUnited Church, 265 Wilson St. E., Ancaster.289-439-9447. ; (sr/st). AlsoDec 15(mat) (Guelph) December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014 | 59

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