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Volume 19 Issue 4 - December 2013

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PRICELESS!As regular

PRICELESS!As regular readers know, thisis the spot where we ask you totake the time to count yourselfin, one way or another.Well, we have two asksthis issue!1. Give Sistema Toronto apriceless push.Sistema Toronto is one of severalcharities and/or communitygroups across Canadacompeting in the Aviva CommunityFund, an annual competitionfor million in prizes.Late in the game, SistemaToronto is still in the runningfor 0,000, which would bea huge boost for an astonishinglittle engine for musical change.All you have to do is vote online(ten times between December 2and 11). Details, and more aboutSistema Toronto in SeeingOrange, page 67.2. If you are a music teacher,help us help you!Early in the new year we’llbe rolling out a new questionnaire-basedonline version ofour Orange Pages Music EducationDirectory. Dead simple, andfree. Just answer the questionsthat students will be asking andyou’ll be there for them to find!Details are on page 66.The Street Where I Live …Contains probably only five or sixdozen buildings in total. They includea firehall, daycare (soon to become alittle Montessori School), communitycentre/settlement house, heritagenursing home converted to assistedhousing, and a mix of houses from the 1880s to the1960s, in various states of decay and ambitious renovation,accommodating a wide range of “householdtypes” from empty nesters to multi-generationalimmigrant families, to rooming houses, to studenthousing, to double-income-no-kid (yet) trendiesyoung and old, waiting patiently or impatiently forthe neighbourhood to also mobilize upward.It also contains a park the size of a small city block,a “Green P” parking lot (three quarters the size ofthe park) and far and away the downtown’s finestwillow tree, its branches stretching skyward, itspuzzled roots wondering where Russell Creek, longburied, went.On the street where I live there are probably onlyfive or six dozen buildings, but they include two thatare steeped in history: the Kiever Synagogue (furthestsouth) and St. Stephen in-the-Fields AnglicanChurch (furthest north).FOR OPENERS | DAVID PERLMANMy personal musical November started at theKiever during Holocaust Education Week, andwill draw to a close November 29 at St. Stephen inthe-Fieldswith a concert titled “Music for Autism,”organized by pianist Richard Herriott, and writtenabout in a story by Rebecca Chua in the previousissue of The WholeNote.It’s just a few short blocks and a few short weeksbetween the one event and the other, but in betweenI have already had a chance to observe how far theripples from one concert can spread. The concert atthe Kiever was titled “Letters from Bozena” whichwas the name of the major work, by musicologist/composer Charles Heller, on the second half of theprogram. Bozena was his grandmother’s name andthe work, for soprano soloist (Stacie Carmona) andchamber ensemble, was built on letters Bozena hadwritten from Czechoslovakia to her son (Heller’sfather) who had taken refuge in England in the late1930s as the storm clouds gathered.It was “not your typical concert audience.” Membersof the congregation rubbed shoulders with outsidersdrawn by the event’s musical pedigree. Thevenue itself is rarely, if ever, used for concertizing;but great music making from performers such asThe WholeNote VOLUME 19 NO 4 | DECEMBER 1, 2013 – FEBRUARY 7, 2014Centre for Social Innovation720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4PHONE 416-323-2232 | FAX 416-603-4791Publisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comChairman of the Board | Allan Pulkerdirectors@thewholenote.comEDITORIALManaging Editor | Paul Enniseditorial@thewholenote.comRecordings Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comSocial Media Editor | Sara Constanteditorial@thewholenote.comListings Editor | David Perlman (acting)listings@thewholenote.comClub Listings Editor | Ori Daganjazz@thewholenote.comSALES, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIPConcerts & Events/Membership | Karen Agesmembers@thewholenote.comRetail Sales/Marketing | Garry Pagemarketing@thewholenote.comDirectories | Adam Weinmanneducation@thewholenote.comAdvertising/Production Support/OperationsJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comClassified Ads | classad@thewholenote.comWebsite/Systems | Bryson Winchestersystems@thewholenote.comCirculation/Subscriptions | Chris Malcolmcirculation@thewholenote.comSUBSCRIPTIONS per year + HST (9 issues)THANKS TO THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORSBeat ColumnistsWendalyn Bartley, mJ buell, Ori Dagan,Hans de Groot, Paul Ennis, Jim Galloway,Jack MacQuarrie, David Olds, David Podgorski,Benjamin Stein, Andrew TimarFeaturesWilliam Littler, Robert Aitken, David Perlman,Allan PulkerCD ReviewersStuart Broomer, Hans de Groot, Daniel Foley,Janos Gardonyi, Richard Haskell, Tiina Kiik,Ivana Popovic, Terryu Robbins, Michael Schwartz,Bruce Surtees, Robert Tomas, Ken Waxman,Dianne WellsProofreadingJohn Sharpe, Paul Ennis, Sara Constant,Karen AgesListingsDavid Perlman, Ori Dagan,Adam Weinmann, Tilly Kooyman,JennieLea McLeish, Ruth AtwoodFelix Deak, Bryson WinchesterCirculation TeamAbram Bergen, Asa Perlman, Beth Bartley,Bob Jerome, Dagmar Sullivan, Dave Taylor,Gero Hajek, Jack Buell, Jack Suttaby, Jeff Hogben,Joan Andrews, John Dodington, Lorna Nevison,Micah Herzog, Niamh Malcolm, Patrick Slimmon,Paul Ennis, Randy Weir, Rebecca Carpenter,Robert Faulkner, Sharon Clark, The Giang Nguyen,Tom Sepp, Vicki Stainton, Wende BartleyLayout & DesignUno Ramat, Bryson WinchesterTHE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL IS ANAGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIOUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Wednesday January 8Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Wednesday January 15Classifieds Deadline6pm Thursday January 23Advertising Materials Due6pm Friday January 17Publication DateThursday January 30Volume 19 No 5 coversFebruary 1, 2014 to March 7, 2014WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibility orliability for claims made for any product or servicereported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementDecember 2013: 30,000 printed & distributedCanadian Publication Product Sales Agreement1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.Centre for Social Innovation503–720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4COPYRIGHT © 2013/14 WHOLENOTE MEDIA INCthewholenote.com6 | December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014

2014 DATES TOREMEMBERviolinist Barry Shiffman and pianist Bram Goldhammer,in repertoire ranging from Dvořák to Golijovhung beautifully in the air above the bimah. Andthe context, historical, personal and memorial, ofthe concert gave the music that edge that relevancebrings; when the form and function of a work arereunited, as when a requiem is sung at an actualfuneral, or one can take communion while one ofthe world’s great choirs sings.As interesting to me has been observing how ripplescan spread from one concert to another. A case inpoint: entering the Kiever that day I noticed insertedinto the program a postcard for a November 23event — Toronto Consort’s presentation of EnsembleLucidarium, a Milan-based consort specializingin Jewish music of 15th century Italy. It was acanny bit of product placement, I thought at the time,but a bit of a long shot. I was wrong; the SaturdayNovember 23 performance of Ensemble Lucidariumat Trinity-St. Paul’s had at least a dozen members ofthe audience from the Kiever two weeks previous, formusic that leapt effortlessly across the centuries intoan enthusiastic audience’s receptive ears.Concert making will find its way back into theKiever I found myself thinking; and Toronto ConsortAll Saints Kingsway AnglicanChurch 46Amadeus Choir 44Annex Singers 44Aradia Ensemble 27, 49Associates of the TSO 19, 53ATMA 5Attila Glatz ConcertProductions 3, 50Aurora Cultural Centre 54Bach Children’s Chorus 39Canadian Children’s OperaCompany 64Canadian Opera Company12Cathedral Bluffs SymphonyOrchestra 45Christ Church Deer Park 23City of St. Catharines 59Civic Light-Opera Company14Cosmo Music 25Domoney Artists’Management 55Eglinton St George’s UnitedChurch 42Elmer Iseler Singers 38Esprit Orchestra 35, 55Etobicoke Centennial Choir39INDEX OF ADVERTISERSFlute Street 16Heliconian Hall 63Humbercrest United Church41I Furiosi 52Kawartha Concerts 61Kindred Spirits Orchestra 45Kitchener-WaterlooChamber Music Society 60Li Delun Music Foundation 51LittleVoices Dancing Feet 65Liz Parker 65Long & McQuade 17, 24Lute Legends 53Metropolitan CommunityChurch 49Mike Fields Jazz Inc. 25Miles Nadel JCC 65Mississauga SymphonyOrchestra 58Moeller Organs 65Music at Metropolitan 38, 56Music Gallery 48Music Toronto9, 38, 47, 51, 53, 56Musicians in Ordinary26, 37, 54Naria 39Nathaniel Dett Chorale28, 37will have found new listeners as well.Similarly it will be interesting to see what kindof ripple effect “Music for Autism” at St. Stephen’swill have had by the next time I’m back writing thiscolumn. Will there be people who find their wayfrom that event to Walter Buczynski’s 80th anniversaryconcert at Walter Hall January 26, havingnoticed that Herriott will be one of the pianistsassembling, along with Buczynski himself, for thatevent? Or will there be people there (with children,for example) who take heart from being at a concertwhere funeral-like decorum is not imposed, and whobegin to realize that concert norms, like the musicitself, are always evolving and changing? Or thattheir own assumptions about their children’s capacityfor attention and appreciation are greater thanthey thought they might be?I have no grand peroration to this littleopener — just to say that it’s a season of change withglorious opportunities to revel in the familiar and tostep just a little bit outside our usual comfort zones.Enjoy. Dare. And we’ll see you on the other side ofthe saelig season.New Music AlliancePassport 37, 54New Music Concerts33, 45, 53Norm Pulker 65NYCO 41, 55Oleg Samokhin 49Orchestra Toronto 41Orpheus Choir/HannafordStreet Silver Band 11, 47Pasquale Bros 65Peter Mahon 28Remenyi House of Music 19Royal Conservatory 13School of Philosophy 65Sheila McCoy 65Sine Nomine 48Sinfonia Toronto 18, 40, 54Southern Ontario Chapter ofthe Hymn Society 64Soundstreams 31St. Anne’s Music and DramaSociety 56St. James’ Cathedral 52St. Michael’s Choir School 40St. Olaves’ Church 57St. Philip’s Anglican Church23St. Thomas’ Church 44Steinway Piano Gallery 21—publisher@thewholenote.comSteve Jackson Pianos 32Syrinx 18, 19, 20, 42, 51, 57Tafelmusik 2, 38, 47, 56Talisker Players 52The Sound Post 34Toronto All-Star Big Band 40Toronto Chamber Choir 46Toronto Choral Society 47Toronto City Opera 14Toronto Consort 27, 44Toronto Masque Theatre 54Toronto Mass Choir 32Toronto Mendelssohn Choir43Toronto Operetta Theatre 50Toronto Symphony47, 52, 54, 58, 79, 80Trintity College Chapel 42U of T Faculty of Music 17Univox Choir 45Victoria Ballet Company 48Victoria Scholars 48Voca Chorus 40Vocem Resurgentis 40VOICEBOX/Opera in Concert57York University Fine Arts15, 55Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch 29, 30, 39, 46MagazinePublicationDates• Vol 19 No 5 covers Feb 1 toMar 7, 2014Ad bookings: January 15Street: Thursday January 30• Vol 19 No 6 covers Mar 1 toApr 7, 2014Ad bookings: February 15Street: Thursday February 27• Vol 19 No 7 covers Apr 1 toMay 7, 2014Ad bookings: March 15Street: Monday March 31(INCLUDES ORANGE PAGESDIRECTORY 2)• Vol 19 No 8 covers May 1 toJun 7, 2014Ad bookings: April 15Street: Tuesday April 29(INCLUDES CANARYPAGES DIRECTORY)• Vol 19 No 9 covers Jun 1 toSept 7, 2014Ad bookings: May 15Street: Thursday May 29(INCLUDES GREENPAGES DIRECTORY)• Vol 20 No 1 covers Sept 1to Oct 7, 2014Ad bookings: August 15Street: WednesdaySeptember 3• Vol 20 No 2 covers Oct 1 toNov 7, 2014Ad bookings: September 15Street: TuesdaySeptember 30(INCLUDES BLUEPAGES DIRECTORY)• Vol 20 No 3 covers Nov 1 toDec 7, 2014Ad bookings: October 15Street: Friday October 31• Vol 20 No 4 covers Dec 12014 to Feb 7, 2015Ad bookings: November 15Street: Friday November 28HALFTONESPublicationDatesFor inquires• Vol. 1 #4Tuesday December 17 2013• Vol. 1 #5Monday January 6 2014• Vol. 1 #6Tuesday February 18 2014• Vol. 1 #7Tuesday March 18 2014• Vol. 1 #8Tuesday April 15 2014• Vol. 1 #9Thursday May 15 2014• Vol. 1 #10Tuesday June 17 16 2014• Vol. 1 #11Monday July 7 2014• Vol. 1 #12:Tuesday August 12 2014• Vol. 2 #1Tuesday September 16 2014• Vol. 2 #2Tuesday October 14 2014• Vol. 2 #3Thursday November 13 2014• Vol. 3 #4Tuesday December 16 December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014 | 7

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