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Volume 20 Issue 1 - September 2014

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awareness, accessibility, participation andengagement of Canadians in the arts and culturallife of their communities. Selected listingsmentioned here, with full information●●Sep 27, 28, 12:00-4:30 City of Toronto HistoricMuseums Early Music at Montgomery’sInn. Mini-concerts by Toronto-based artists,including Bud Roach and Harmonie. Historicinstruments being played; recordings, earlymusic books and publications on sale. Montgomery’sInn, 4709 Dundas St. W. (at Islington)416-394-8113. Admission is FREE as partof Culture Days.LECTURES, SALONS, SYMPOSIA●●Sep 8, 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance.New Music 101: Toy Piano Composersand the Bicycle Opera Project. Explore contemporaryopera and the everyday as thesetwo groups combine to share DIY opera inToronto. Hosted by The WholeNote’s DavidPerlman. Hinton Learning Theatre, TorontoReference Library, 789 Yonge St. 416-961-6601 x207. Free.●●Sep 9 to Oct 14, 1:00–3:00pm: Royal Conservatory.Opera in the City. A 6-weekcourse. University of Toronto ProfessorEmeritus Eric Domville previews the operasthat will be staged this fall by the CanadianOpera Company and Opera Atelier. Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2825.5.●●Sep 11 12:10: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Thursdays at Noon: Dean’s Welcome.Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.●●Sep 14, 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. MyCareer in Opera. Guest speaker tenorRichard Margison. Room 330, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. .●●Sep 18 to Oct 16, 1:00–3:00pm: Royal Conservatory.Beethoven’s Piano Concertos.A 5-week course. Rick Phillips illuminatesD. The ETCeterasfive works that forever changed the futureof the piano concerto. Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2825.●●Sep 19, 7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. TheFour Seasons. Special guests explore fourinterpretations of Four Seasons includingjazz, string quartet and complete remixes.Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free, PWYC reserved seating .●●Sep 20, 11:00am: SweetWater Music Festival.The SweetWater Lecture. Cellist ChristopherCostanza, a founding members of theinternationally acclaimed St. Lawrence StringQuartet, will give a lecture on J.S. Bach’s CelloSuites. St. Andrew’s Church, Owen Sound.519-371-2833. Free.●●Sep 27, 6:00: Canada Culture Days/CollegiumMusicum. The Life and Works by VillasLobos and Sonata Op.110 in A-flat byBeethoven. Chris Malone, guitar, BorjanaHrelja, piano. Chopin Room, Collegium MusicumConservatory of Music, 12 Peter St. S.,Mississauga. 905-274-6100. Free.●●Sep 30, 8:00: Small World Music Festival.Salon: Zakir Hussein in Conversation. Stories,discussion and Q&A with renowned tablamaster. Ticket price includes a seat at theconcert on Oct 1 at Markham Theatre. SmallWorld Music Centre, 180 Shaw St.●●Oct 6, 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance.New Music 101: Arraymusic with Martha Baillie,and Music in the Barns. Arraymusic andauthor Martha Baillie demonstrate complementarymusical and literary narratives, performingcompositions by Nic Gotham writtenfor Baillie’s The Search For Heinrich Schlögel.Music in the Barns demonstrates performancesmixing acoustic instruments and liveelectronic processing. Hosted by The WholeNote’sDavid Perlman. Hinton Learning Theatre,Toronto Reference Library, 789 YongeSt. 416-961-6601 x207. Free. Also Oct 7 atPalmerston Library.The John LaingSingers (Hamilton)are looking for additional voices whoshare our musical passion. We seekexperienced choral singers who will enjoythe challenge of our diverse repertoire.Rehearsals are Monday evenings atSt. Matthew-on-the-Plains Anglican Church.To inquire about an audition please contact the Artistic Director,Dr. Roger Bergs at cEntEnnialchoir SinGErS WElcoME!The Etobicoke Centennial Choir is an auditionedSATB community choir that has been celebratingthe joy of choral music for 48 years. We are currentlyseeking new choristers in all sections for our 2014-15 season.interested singers are invited to attend an open rehearsal ontuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 from 7:15-10 p.m.Location: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd, EtobicokeContact orcall 416-433-5495 for further information.●●Oct 7, 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance.New Music 101: Arraymusic with Martha Baillie,and Music in the Barns. Palmerston PublicLibrary, 560 Palmerston Ave. See Oct 6 atToronto Reference Library.MASTERCLASSES●●Sep 24 2:00: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Riki Turofsky Master Class in Voice:Ben Heppner. Geiger-Torel Room, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.PiccoloMasterClasswithJean-LouisBeaumadierSaturday,Sept. 2710am - 4pmChurch of the Holy Trinity(Eaton Centre)Presented by Long and McQuadeand Flute StreetPerforming participants Auditors (at door) Registration: 416-588-7886●●Sep 28, 10:00am–4:00pm: Flute Street/Long and McQuade. Piccolo Masterclass withJean-Louis Beaumadier. Church of the HolyTrinity. 416-588-7886. (performing participants);(auditors).OPEN REHEARSALS●●Sep 27, 6:30–9:00: Canadian Opera Company/CultureDays. Attend a Rehearsal ofVerdi’s Falstaff. Gerald Finley, baritone (Falstaff);Robert Carsen, director. Four SeasonsCentre for the Performing Arts, 145 QueenSt. W. 416-363-8231. Seating limited to 500people; first come, first served. Free.SINGALONGS, JAMS, CIRCLES●●Sep 20, 12:00 SweetWater Music Festival.MOZART JAM SESSION WITH GUEST ART-ISTS.Jam with the St. Lawrence String Quartetand other guest artists. Parts are availablefor Mozart’s Divertimento in D and Haydn,Symphony No. 94, “The Surprise” (SolomonEdition) online at imslp. For details indicatingthe part you wish to play. Free.Venue Rental• in the heart of Yorkville• historical heritage building• Steinway Grand Piano• recital and special events• lighting and sound systems• accomodates caterers• reasonable rates●●Sep 21, 1:00: Arraymusic/EvergreenClub Contemporary Gamelan. Array/EvergreenCommunity Gamelan Meetup #1. Cometogether to play on Indonesian instrumentsas well as various other percussion instruments.All levels welcome. Array Space, 2ndFloor, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. .●●Sep 27, 10:30am–12:00 noon: Toronto MendelssohnChoir/Culture Days. SingsationSaturday Workshop. Free choral singingworkshop lea by Shawn Grenke. Sheet musicwill be provided. Centre for Social Innovation,Annex, 720 Bathurst St. 416-598-0422 Free●●Sep 27, 12:00–8:00: Royal Conservatory/Culture Days. Koerner Hall Free for All. Performersof all ages and backgrounds will have5 minutes to showcase their talent. 273 BloorSt. W. 416-408-2825. Free.SPOKEN WORD, PERFORMANCE ART●●Sep 13 to Oct 5, Tue–Sat 8:00; Sun 2:30:Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Freda andJem’ s Best of the Week. Narrative aboutqueer family life by Lois Fine. Diane Flacks,Kathryn Haggis, Sadie Epstein-Fine and StephenJoffe; Judith Thompson, director; LorraineSegato, live music. 12 Alexander St.416-975-8555. ; $20–(before Sep 12).WORKSHOPS●●Sep 7 1:30: Toronto Early Music PlayersOrganization. Early Music Workshop forWoodwinds and Strings. Coach: Valerie Sylvester.Armour Heights Community Centre,2140 Avenue Rd. 416-537-3733. $20.●●Sep 8, 5:00: Collective of Black Artists.Summer Series Dance Class at Daniels Spectrum.Family friendly free outdoors Cubandance class in the MDC Partners Courtyard.Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. For info,contact:●●Sep 12, 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshopfor recorders and other early instruments.Refreshments included. Mount Pleasant RoadBaptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-480-1853. ; free(members).●●Sep 27, 2:00: Arraymusic/Culture Days.Culture Days Free Percussion Workshop atArray. Improvisations and percussion exerciseson a variety of instruments, led byArray’s director Rick Sacks. The session willbe recorded; bring storage devices or receivea free CD. Array Space, 2nd Floor, 155 WalnutAve. 416-532-3019. Free.●●Oct 3, 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshopfor recorders and other early instruments.Scott Paterson, coach. Refreshmentsincluded. Mount Pleasant Road BaptistChurch, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-480-1853. $20; (members).35 Hazelton Avenue, Heliconian Hall416-922-3618 rentals@heliconianclub.org58 | September 1, 2014 – October 7, 2014

MUSICAL LIFE: JUST THE SPOTOpening Night at Seicho-No-IeTIM DAWSONIam sitting in a beautiful, sunlit spacewith a sloping wooden ceiling, ready toexperience the first of six AMAZING celloconcerts. I know, I know ... I’m a bass playerfor God’s sake and not only am I lookingforward to this concert but, together withTSO cellist Winona Zelenka I organized thewhole series. How did this happen?Start with a stunning acoustic, and agorgeous building in a part of town whereyou might not expect to hear classical music.I first discovered Seicho-No-Ie through afriend. I’m a bassist in the Toronto SymphonyOrchestra and have been organizing concertsfor as long as I can remember.In my experience, when musicians seea place like this they immediately thinkThe WholeNote Marketplace!A MarketPlace ad is like handingout your business card to over30,000 music lovers.adart@thewholenote.comChildrenʼsPiano LessonsFriendly, approachable– and strict!Liz Parker416.544.1803liz.parker@rogers.comQueen/Bathurstconcerts! After our first visit to Seicho-No-Ie(a Japanese non-denominational centre forworship) my wife Kim and I invited EtsukoKimura (assistant concertmaster at the TSO)to try her violin in this venue.Up until this point there had never been aconcert in the building, a fact that we foundrather exciting. Etsuko fell in love with thesound and, on the spot, we came up with theidea for a six-concert series with six violinists,six one-hour concerts and each one featuringone of J.S. Bach’s solo sonatas or partitas.Presto! It happened. That was last year. Theseries was a success; we were able to raisemoney for the church, pay the artists andbring fine music to the neighbourhood.So how do you follow that? Well, Bach didThe FluteDe-mystifiedWith over thirty years of teaching the flute,including nineteen at the KingswayConservatory of Music, I can guide youto the next level.Allan Pulker: 416-778-7535allanpulker@gmail.comAllan withstudent,Mimi Tran“Yesterday’s lesson was awesome - thank you so much.” (Student)compose six suites for solo cello, too. TSOassistant principal cellist Winona Zelenkahad attended one of the violin concerts(TSO concertmaster Jonathan Crow) andwas blown away by the sound. When Imentioned a cello series she jumped atthe chance and together we have assembleda lineup of six of the finest cellistsyou will find anywhere. Our country iswell represented with players comingfrom Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.Everyone loves the cello - this is a chanceto get up close and personal with sixterrific players, hear varied repertoireincluding all the Bach suites and explorea new concert space ... What more couldyou ask for? So join me October 26, as I sitback and enjoy the fruits of our labours.The players:Joe Johnson, October 26, Suite No.1Elinor Frey, November 16, Suite No.6Ariel Barnes, January 11, Suite No.4Winona Zelenka, February 1, Suite No.2Rachel Mercer, March 8, Suite No.3Brian Manker, May 3, Suite No.5The spot:Seicho-No-Ie Toronto662 Victoria Park AvenueToronto, OntarioM4C 5H4MoellerPipe Organs Inc.New Instruments and AdditionsTunings and MaintenanceRestorations and RepairsMetal Pipes2393 Gareth Rd., Mississauga, L5B 1Z4www.moellerorgans.comTel/Fax(905) 277-2631Sight-Singing with SheilaSheila McCoy416 574 Woodbine subway)NEED HELP WITH YOUR TAXES?Specializing in personal andbusiness tax returns including prioryears and adjustmentsHORIZON TAX SERVICES INC.1 -866-268-1319 •• free consultation • accurate work • pickup & September 1, 2014 – October 7, 2014 | 59

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