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Volume 20 Issue 2 - October 2014

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

Handel’s Alcina.

Handel’s Alcina. Meghan Lindsay (Alcina) andMireille Asselin (Morgana), sopranos; WallisGiunta (Bradamante) and Allyson McHardy(Ruggiero), mezzos; Olivier Laquerre, baritone(Melisso); Krešimir Špicer, tenor(Oronte); Marshall Pynkoski, director; JeannetteLajeunesse Zingg, choreography; Artistsof Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik (David Fallis,conductor). Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St.1-855-622-2787. -1. In Italian with Englishsurtitles. Runs Oct 23(media night), 25,26, 28, 31, Nov 1(mat).●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano:Megumi Okamoto. Schumann: Fantasie;Tchaikovsky: The Seasons; Rachmaninov: TwoPreludes; Kapustin: Preludes and Bagatelles.Megumi Okamoto, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave.416-822-9781. $20; (st).●●8:00: Music Gallery/isKwé. isKwé andFriends. Collaboration of established andemerging aboriginal artists of different culturalbackgrounds, incorporating traditionalnative drumming and singing in combinationwith classical music, live electronics and visualart. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (member).A. Concerts in the GTA●●8:00: Musideum. Clan Hannigan. TraditionalCeltic and world. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20.Friday October 24●●12:10: Life & Music at St. Andrew’s.Noontime Recital: Melody Chan, Piano. St.Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free.●●1:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. FourthCanadian Chopin Piano Competition - SeniorCompetition: Finals. John Paul II Polish CulturalCentre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga.416 231-7709. $20.●●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: Canadian Chopin Festival. Chopinand Friends: 19th Century Salon Recital.Krzysztof Jablonski, William Aide, BernadeneBlaha, Kent McWilliams, Lisa Yui, piano;and guests. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre,4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. .●●7:00: Music at St. Stephen’s. Gala FundraisingEvening. Works played on Ryderorgan, piano and other instruments. St.Stephen’s in-the-Fields Anglican Church,103 Bellevue Ave. 415-921-6350 or 437-345-5889. $20. To support installation of TimothySchmalz’s sculpture ‘Panhandler Jesus’. Wineand food served.Cabaret Festival. Day 1 of 3. 7:00pm: HankWilliams Songbook; Denzal Sinclaire; 8:30pm:American Pie Songbook; Sharron Matthews:Prince and Me; 10pm: Patricia O’CallaghanSings Cohen; Dido and Aeneas – 21st CenturyRemix; (re)Birth: E. E. Cummings in Song.Young Centre for the Performing Arts, DistilleryDistrict, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. 20(full festival pass); Single ticketsfrom (adv); ; $20(st).●●7:30: Canadian Institute for Czech Music/Opera by Request. Canadian Premiere:Dvořák’s Jakobin. Lenard Whiting, tenor(Benda); Danielle Dudycha, soprano (Terinka);Ryan Harper, tenor (Jiří); John Holland, baritone(Filip); Andrew Tees, baritone (CountVilem); and others; William Shookhoff, conductor.Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church,427 Bloor St. W. 647-969-3498. -.●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. MadamaButterfly. See Oct 10; Also Oct 26, 28, 30, 31.Start times vary.●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Handel Love Duets. Works by Monteverdi,Cavalli and Handel. Suzie LeBlanc,soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor and director;Adrian Butterfield, violin solo; JohnLeberg, narrator. Trinity College Chapel,6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408-0208. ; (sr);(st). Fundraising event for the EarlyMusic/Historical Performance Area.416-712-5863. $20; (st).●●7:30: York University Department ofMusic. Faculty Concert Series. CompleteMozart Violin Sonatas (selections). JacquesIsraelievitch, violin; and Christina PetrowskaQuilico, piano. Tribute Communities Hall,Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Nov 6.●●8:00: I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble. HeighHo, Heigh Ho (it’s off to work we go). Worksby Bach, Graupner and others. Guest: StephanieMartin, organ. Calvin PresbyterianChurch, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-536-2943. $20;(sr/st/underemployed).●●8:00: Musicians in Ordinary. Motets WithSymphonies: An Italian House Concert fora Venetian Prince of the Church. Worksby Monteverdi, Grandi, Marini and others.Hallie Fishel, soprano; Christopher Verrette,baroque violin; John Edwards, lute; andothers. Fr. Madden Auditorium, Carr Hall, St.Michael’s College, 100 St. Joseph St. 416-535-9956. ; $20(sr/st). 7:30: Pre-concert talk.Tito Muñoz conductsthe Royal ConservatoryOrchestra withEmily Kruspe, violinFRI., OCT. 24, 2014 8:00 PMKOERNER HALLTICKETS: 416.408.0208●●8:00: Music Toronto. Belcea Quartet.Beethoven: Quartet in D, Op.18, No.3; Brahms:Quartet in c, Op.51, No.1; Schubert: Quartetin a, Op.29, No.1, “Rosamunde” D.804. CorinaBelcea, violin; Axel Schacher, violin; KrzysztofChorzelski, viola; and Antoine Lederlin, cello.Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centrefor the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723.; ; Student tickets; Age 18 to 35pay your age.I FURIOSI Baroque EnsembleHeigh-Ho, Heigh-HoFriday, Oct. 24, 2014, 8pmIt’s off to work we go as I FURIOSI explores thespirit that never quits. Workaholics get aheadin life, or do they? The group is overseen byStephanie Martin as they face the daily slog.Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue, Toronto(one block north of St Clair Ave, west of Yonge St)●●7:00: Soulpepper Theatre/Young Centrefor the Performing Arts. The●●7:30: Melanie Conly. Ladies of Loss andLove. Berlioz: La mort d’Ophélie; Chausson:Chanson perpétuelle; Poulenc: La damede Monte Carlo; Mozart: Adagio in b; Case:Into Flight; songs by Purcell, Gershwin andBernstein. Melanie Conly soprano, EmilyRho piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Royal ConservatoryOrchestra. Bartók: Violin ConcertoNo.2; and works by Shostakovich.Emily Kruspe, violin; Tito Muñoz, conductor.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.-. 6:45: Prelude Recital by studentsand faculty of The Glenn Gould School.Saturday October 25● ● 1:00: Toronto International Piano Competition.Round 1 (all 24 competitors). P.C. HoTheatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of GreaterToronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough.416-292-9293 ext. 232. (whole day).1-8pm.46 | October 1 - November 7, 2014

●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. YPC:Symphonic Spooks. Lloyd Webber: Overtureto Phantom of the Opera; Stravinsky: “InfernalDance of King Katschei” from The Firebird;Grieg: “In the Hall of the Mountain King”from Peer Gynt; Tchaikovsky: Waltz from theSuite from Sleeping Beauty; Williams: Hedwig’sTheme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’sStone; and other works. Tha SpotHalloween Dancers; Patricia Krueger, organ;Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828.$20–. Pre-concert performance. Also4:00.●●3:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus TrainingChoirs and Choral Scholars. SeasonalSplendours! Works by Broughton, Ebel-Sabo,Naplan, Ouchterlony and others. Elise Bradley,Carole Anderson, Judith Bean and MatthewOtto, conductors. St. Anne’s AnglicanChurch, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-932-8666x231. -$20.●●3:45: Soulpepper Theatre/Young Centrefor the Performing Arts. The Global CabaretFestival. Day 2 of 3. 3:45 p.m.: AmericanPie Songbook; Sharron Matthews: Princeand Me; 5:15pm: Hank Williams Songbook;5:30pm: Webster’s Opera Corner; 6:45pm:The Soldier’s Tale (Toronto Masque Theatre);F-Lying: A Fellini Cabaret; (re)Birth: E. E. Cummingsin Song; 8:00pm: The Lost Songs ofToronto;Denzal Sinclaire; 9:30pm: GershwinSongbook; Judith Lander: Alive and Well;(re)Birth: E. E. Cummings in Song. Young Centrefor the Performing Arts, Distillery District,50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. 20(fullfestival pass); Single tickets from (adv);; $20(st).●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Falstaff.See Oct 3; Also Oct 29, Nov 1.●●6:30: York University Department ofMusic. G.I.V.E: Gospel Inter-Varsity Explosion.Works by Pace, Walker and Franklin.Guests: Toronto Mass Choir; York and Universityof Toronto gospel choirs; McMaster GospelChoir; Karen Burke, Lisa Toussaint, andCorey Butler, conductors. Sandra Faire andIvan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building,4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. .●●6:45: Toronto Masque Theatre. The Soldier’sTale. Stravinsky. Guy Few, cornet;Erika Raum, violin. Young Centre for the PerformingArts, Distillery District, 50 TankHouse Ln. 416-410-4561. /(adv);$20(st). Also Oct 26(mat); part of SoulpepperGlobal Cabaret Festival.●●7:00: Massey Hall. Dream Serenade. Benefitconcert. Folk, rock. Feist; Matt Berningerand Aaron Dessner (The National); SarahHarmer;Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies);Hayden; and others; Desser and Greyerbiehl,curators. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. –$200. In support of services for children withdevelopmental disabilities.●●7:30: Brookbanks for African Grannies/Old Orchard Blossoms/Toronto GrandmothersEmbrace Grandmother Groups.Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. TorontoWelsh Male Voice Choir; Loril Shannik, Celticharpist. St. Timothy’s Anglican Church,100 Old Orchard Grove Rd. 416-485-5011.(adv); . 6:30: pre-concert marketplace;benefit for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’sGrandmothers to GrandmothersCampaign.●●7:30: Celebrity Symphony Orchestra. WarsawConcerto. Commemorating the seventiethanniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto in G; Ridout: FallFair; Elgar: Polonia; and other opera arias,duets and Polish songs. Katarzyna Dondalska,soprano; Rafal Bartminski, tenor; ZbigniewMacias, baritone; Adam Zukiewicz, piano;Andrzej Rozbicki, conductor. Living Arts Centre,4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 1-800-965-9324. –. 7.00: pre-concert chat.●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Canadian premiere ofHandel’s Alcina. See Oct 23; Also Oct 26, 28,31, Nov 1(mat).●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. University of Toronto SymphonyOrchestra. Weber: Overture to Oberon;Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn;Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate, K165; Beethoven:Symphony No.7 in A. Elizabeth Polese, soprano;Uri Mayer and Sam Tam, conductors.MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ;$20(sr); (st).●●7:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church/University of Toronto Faculty of Music. ShiningNight: A Celebration of Morten Lauridsen’sChoral Music. Mansell: Lux Aeterna;Lauridsen: A Shining Light; other works.MacMillan Singers; Exultate Chamber Singers;Cawthra Park Secondary SchoolVocal Ensemble; Orpheus Choir of Toronto;Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir.Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 YongeSt. 416-922-1167. ; $20(st).●●8:00: Gordon Murray Presents. PianoSoirée. Monti: Czardas; Saint-Saëns: “TheSwan” from Carnival of The Animals; Rachmaninoff:Piano Concerto No.2(first mov.);Scott: Now Is The Hour/Haere Ra (Maori farewellsong); and other works. Gordon Murray,piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church,427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. ; (st).●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. JudicaelPerroy, France. Works by Bach, Legnani,Dubez and Ponce and others. BenjaminVerdery, classical guitar. Heliconian Hall,35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964-8298. ; (sr/st).●●8:00: Musideum. “Miss Peggy Lee”” TributeShow. Françoine Hailman, singer/songwriter;Rick Maltese, piano. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20.●●8:00: New Adventures In Sound Art.Soundvisions. See Listings Section D: SpokenWord/Performance Art.●●8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. The Power ofBeethoven. Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Sibelius:Pelléas and Mélisande Op.46. Marco Parisotto,conductor. Guest: Etsuko Kimura, violin.Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E.,Oshawa. 905-721-3399 x2. -.●●8:00: Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra.Once Upon a Time. Works by Ravel, Tchaikovsky,Dvořák and others. Richmond HillCentre for the Performing Arts, 10268 YongeSt., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ; (sr/st); (under 13). 7:15: Pre-concert talk.SEASON GALACONCERT!Sir James Galwayand Lady JeanneGalwaySAT., OCT. 25, 2014 8PMKOERNER HALLTICKETS: 416.408.0208●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Season GalaConcert: Sir James Galway and Lady JeanneGalway. Featuring two leading interpreters ofthe classical flute. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St.W. 416-408-0208. -5. For gala dinnerpreceding concert contact Aurelia Kay 416-408-2824 x428.●●8:00: See Through Trio. Parallel Lights -Album Release Concert. Nine new compositionsby bassist Pete Johnson. See ThroughTrio (Tania Gill, piano; Pete Johnson, bass;Karen Ng, saxophone); guests: Paul Newman,saxophone; Jake Oelrichs, drums; MikeSmith, synth. Array Space, 155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019. or PWYC.●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Tchaikovsky.Borenstein: Poem for Violin and Orchestra(North American Premiere); Waghalter:Notturno Op.4 for Violin and Orchestra(North American Premiere); Sarasate: GypsyAirs (Zigeunerweisen) (arr. Arman); Tchaikovsky:Sinfonia in e-flat Op.30 (String QuartetNo.3 arr. Arman). Irmina Trynkos, violin;Nurhan Arman, conductor. George WestonRecital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787.; (sr); (st).●●8:00: York University Department ofMusic. Improv Soirée. Casey Sokol, host.Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade EastBuilding, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926.Free.Sunday October 26● ● 1:00: Soulpepper Theatre/Young Centrefor the Performing Arts. The Global CabaretFestival. Day 3 of 3. 1:00pm: The Soldier’sTale (Toronto Masque Theatre); HeatherBambrick and “Broadsway”; 2:15pm: PatriciaO’Callaghan Sings Cohen; Webster’s OperaCorner; 3:30pm: Jackie Richardson; F-Lying:A Fellini Cabaret; 4:45pm: Sophie Milman:Great Women of Song; Dido and Aeneas – 21stCentury Remix;6:00pm: Gershwin Songbook;Judith Lander: Alive and Well; 7;30: The LostSongs of Toronto; 7:45 p.m.: Heather Bambrickand “Broadsway”; 9:00pm: Jackie Richardson.Young Centre for the PerformingArts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House October 1 - November 7, 2014 | 47

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