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Volume 20 Issue 2 - October 2014

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  • October
  • Toronto
  • Choir
  • November
  • Concerts
  • Jazz
  • Musical
  • Arts
  • Orchestra
  • Theatre
Includes the 2014 Blue Pages Member Directory

A. Concerts in the

A. Concerts in the GTAThe Toronto Mendelssohn Choir launchesits 2014 –15 season with a performanceof two classical masterpieces atKoerner Hall. This concert marks theTMC’s 120 th anniversary.Come Celebrate with Us.Mozart RequiemHaydn Lord Nelson MassOCTOBER 15, 2014 | 7:30 PMKOERNER HALL, TELUS CENTRE FORPERFORMANCE AND LEARNINGNoel Edison conductorCaron Daley associate conductorLesley Bouza sopranoAnita Krause mezzo-sopranoCharles Davidson tenorSean Watson bass-baritoneFestival OrchestraCall 416-408-0208 orvisit performance.rcmusic.caIt’s part of the TMC’s exciting2014–15 season, which also includes:Festival of Carols with the Canadian Staff BandDecember 10 at Yorkminster Park Baptist ChurchHandel’s Messiah with the TSODecember 17 at Roy Thomson HallPärt’s PassioMarch 10 and 11 at Church of the Holy TrinitySacred Music for a Sacred Spacefeaturing Tallis’ Spem in aliumGood Friday, April 3, at St. Paul’s BasilicaTICKETS – VOX TIX$20FOR 30AND UNDERSubscribe for a great seasonof choral masterworks.Call the TMC Box Office at 416-598-0422, ext 221or visit www.tmchoir.orgChurch, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26.Free.●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Polaris. Adès:Polaris; Ives: Central Park in the Dark;Frehner: Phantom Suns; Harman: CoyoteSoul. Alex Pauk conductor. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr);$20(under 30). 7:15 pm: pre-concert chat.●●8:00: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto.Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra: Music from5,000 Years of Civilization. Traditionalbasedcontemporary works commissionedby the orchestra; works by Berlioz, Dvořákand others. Chinese instruments integratedwith Western orchestra. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 1-855-416-1800; 416-872-4255.-.●●8:00: Music Gallery/Batuki Music Society.X Avant New Music Festival IX: Transculturalism:Laraaji with Diely Mori Tounkaraand friends. Multi-stringed, ambient, improvsession and visuals. Laraaji, electric zither;Diely Mori Tounkara, kora; Brandon Valdivia;Colin Fisher; Scott Peterson. Music Gallery,197 John St. 416-204-1080. $20/(adv);(member/st).●●8:00: Musideum. Two Ninety Two. Experimental,free improvisation. Diane Roblin,keyboards, composer; Heather Segger, trombone;Mark Segger, drums; Howard Spring:guitar. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-599-7323. $20; PWYC(st/artists).●●8:00: Red Bull. Red Bull Flying Bach. Contemporarybreakdance with live classicalmusic. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier.Christoph Hagel, music director. Massey Hall,178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. -. AlsoOct 17, 18, 19.Friday October 17●●12:10: Life & Music at St. Andrew’s. NoontimeRecital: Mathew Li, Piano. St. Andrew’sChurch, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231.Free.●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.Featuring classics, opera, operetta,musicals, ragtime, pop, international andother genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly.●●7:00: St. Michael’s Choir School. For All theSaints: Annual Founder’s Day Concert. JerzyCichocki, Teri Dunn and Kathleen Allan Roark,conductors. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St.416-397-6367 x6043. Free will offering. Noreserved seats.●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Wind Symphony. Reed: ArmenianDances; Kucharzyk: Some AssemblyRequired; Cesarini: The Hunter of the Dark;Iannoccone: After A Gentle Rain; Toch: Spielfor Wind Orchestra; and other works. TonyGomes, conductor. MacMillan Theatre,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park.416-408-0208. ; $20(sr); (st).●●7:30: Heliconian Club. An Evening withJane Austen. Works from the Austen familycollection; Guest: violin sonata; readings fromJane Austen. Dorothy de Val, piano; BarbaraFris, soprano; Susanna McCleary, violin; andothers. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. $20/. In Regency costume.●●8:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. OpeningConcert for the Fourth Canadian ChopinPiano Competition and Festival. Performancesby previous first prize winners. LeonardGilbert, Anastasia Rizikov, Li Wang, piano.John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre,4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. .LondonPhilharmonicOrchestraFri, Oct 17, 8pm●●8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall andRoy Thomson Hall. London PhilharmonicOrchestra. Magnus Lindberg: Chorale; Prokofiev:Piano Concerto No. 3; Shostakovich:Symphony No. 8. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet,piano; Vladimir Jurowski, conductor. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255..50-9.50.●●8:00: Gallery 345. MB10. Brooker: Originalscores and arrangements. Michael Brooker,trombone. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781.$20; (st).●●8:00: McMichael Signature PerformanceSeries. Arabian Nights. Featuring music ofAfrica and the Middle East incorporating contemporaryjazz. Maryem Tollar, Yvette, andErnie Tollar; Waleed Abdulhamid; Ravi Naimpally;Demetri Petsalakis. McMichael CanadianArt Collection, 10365 Islington Ave,Kleinburg. 905-893-1121 x2209. -;(st).●●8:00: Music Gallery/Wavelength Music. XAvant New Music Festival IX: Transculturalism:Drums and Drones with Phrase Velocity.42 | October 1 - November 7, 2014

Brian Chase, percussion-generated drones;Ursula Scherrer, black and white visuals; EdHanley, tabla and electronics. Music Gallery,197 John St. 416-204-1080. $20/(adv);(member/st).●●8:00: Musideum. Brenda Lewis & MargaretStowe. Vocal Jazz duo. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20.●●8:00: Red Bull. Red Bull Flying Bach. SeeOct 16; Also Oct 18, 19.Saturday October 18●●10:00am: Canadian Chopin Festival. CelebratingChopin: Performance Showcase forPromising Pianists. John Paul II Polish CulturalCentre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga.416 231-7709. Free.●●3:00: Arraymusic. Allison Cameron Lectureson the Arctic Circle & Performs.Lecture/Performance with video. AlisonCameron, composer/performer. Array Space,155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019. Donation/PWYC.●●3:00: Heritage Room, Walmer Road BaptistChurch. Autumn Organ Recital. Works byDubois, Mendelssohn, Liszt and Dupré. ImreOlah, organ; Pal Osovan, tuba. 188 LowtherAve. 416-924-1121. Free. Freewill offering.●●4:30: Royal Conservatory. Discovery Series:Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Featuringyoung artists from the Phil and EliTaylor Performance Academy. MazzoleniConcert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.Free.●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. NorthernLights at the CMC. Works by MacMillan, Willanand Somers. Northern Lights Quartet:Andrea Currie Jefferson and Megan Benjafield,violins; Barbara Hart, viola; MarilynMaKay, cello. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601x201. $20/(adv).●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. MadamaButterfly. See Oct 10; Also Oct 19, 21, 22, 24,26, 28, 30, 31. Start times vary.●●7:30: Centre for Faith, Justice and theArts. Songs of Peace and Protest. Songsemphasizing ‘green’ movements. James Gordon,Evalyn Parry, Len Wallace, Faith Nolan,Mick Lane and Tony Quarrington, singers/songwriters.Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre,427 Bloor St. W. 416-922-8435 x23. .●●7:30: Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra.Concert 49: Meet the Orchestra. W AMozart: Cosi fan tutte Overture; Violin ConcertoNo. 2 in D major, Allegro; Faure: Elegyfor Cello and Orchestra; Vivaldi: Concerto for2 Trumpets in C major, Allegro; Beethoven:Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’. Jane Yang, violin;Hannah Mihyun Kim, cello; Donovan Fullerand Cynda Fleming, trumpets. St. AndrewKim Catholic Church, 849 Don Mills Rd., NorthYork. 416-737-0521. ; (st).●●7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra.Great Romantics. Dvořák: Wind Serenade;Tchaikovsky: String Serenade. Central BaptistChurch, 340 Rebecca St., Oakville. 905-483-6787. , (sr); $20(st); (child). AlsoOct 19(mat, St. Simon’s Anglican Church).●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Songs of War andRemembrance. Centenary remembranceof World War I in choral music and poetry.Howell: Requiem; Distler: Totentanz (Dance ofDeath); Parry: Songs of Farewell; and otherworks by Laing and Willan. Peter Mahon, conductor.St. Patrick’s Church, 141 McCaul St.416-286-9798. ; (sr); (st).●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. LightClassics: The Planets & More. Shostakovich:Festive Overture; Grieg: Piano Concerto; Márquez:Danzón No.2; Holst: Selections from ThePlanets. Conrad Tao, piano; Robert Moody,conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-593-4828. –. Also Oct 19(mat).●●7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. In Concertwith John Edward Liddle. Haydn: SymphonyNo.100 “Military”; Vivaldi: Four Seasons- Autumn; Grieg: Holberg Suite. Trinity AnglicanChurch (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora.905-727-6101. $20; (sr/st).●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Love,Hope and Transformation. Opening nightgala. Wagner: Overture to Der fliegendeHolländer (Flying Dutchman); Ravel: Concertopour la main gauche (for the left hand) forpiano and orchestra; R. Strauss: SymphonyNo.2. Dong Xu, piano; Alexa Petrenko, host;Kristian Alexander, conductor. Flato MarkhamTheatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham.905-305-7469. -.●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony. Triumphant:A Tribute to Mississauga. Kuzmenko: A Tributeto Mississauga; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto;Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5. StanislavPronin, violin; Denis Mastromonaco, conductor.Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre,4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. $20-.●●8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant New MusicFestival IX: Transculturalism: Jace Clayton’sJulius Eastman Memorial Dinner. Work fortwo grand pianos, singer and live electronics,focusing on the music and life of JuliusEastman (1940-1990). David Friend and EmilyManzo, pianos. 197 John St. 416-204-1080./$20(adv); (member/st).●●8:00: New Adventures In Sound Art. LifeRevisited. See Listings Section D: SpokenWord/Performance Art.●●8:00: Red Bull. Red Bull Flying Bach. SeeOct 16; Also Oct 19.●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz: ASalute to the Big Bands: Rob McConnell’sBoss Brass. An assembly of 21 long-time bandmembers in tribute to Rob McConnell. GuidoBasso, Brian Barlow, Terry Clarke and others.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. October 1 - November 7, 2014 | 43

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