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Volume 20 Issue 3 - November 2014

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  • November
  • Toronto
  • December
  • Jazz
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conductor. Array Space, 155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019. Free/PWYC.Wednesday December 3● ● 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Jazz Festival: Vocal Ensembles. MikeCadó, conductor. Martin Family Lounge,219 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St.647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Dec 1–5(matand eve).● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Andrew Adair, Organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.● ● 2:00: York University Department ofMusic. Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas, guitar.Cuban. William Thomas, conductor. MartinFamily Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building,4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free.● ● 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series:Ripple Effect. Jazz standards and originalmusic. Highlights from Ripple Effect albumand upcoming recording. Mike Downes,bass; Larnell Lewis, drums; Robi Botos, piano.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.● ● 6:00: St. James Cathedral. Cantatas inthe Cathedral. Bach: Wachet! betet! betet!wachet! BWV70. Erin Bardua, soprano; ChristinaStelmacovich, mezzo; Charles Davidson,tenor; Graham Robinson, baritone. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364-7865. PWYC.● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. 11 O’clock Jazz Orchestra and VocalJazz Ensemble. Jim Lewis and Christine Duncan,conductors. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.Free.● ● 7:30: York University Department ofMusic. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. KellyJefferson,and Kevin Turcotte, directors. MartinFamily Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building,4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festivalruns Dec 1–5(mat and eve).● ● 8:00: Musideum. Jonathan Feldman. Jazz.Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W.416-599-7323. $20.Thursday December 4● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Piano Virtuoso Series: Virtuoso Masterworks.Works by Bach, Beethoven and Liszt.Rossina Grieco, piano. Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.● ● 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met:Alexa Wing, soprano and Peter Bishop, piano.Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E.416-363-0331 x26. Free.● ● 12:30: York University DepartmentA. Concerts in the GTA Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-217-0537. ;of Music. Jazz Festival: Vocal Ensembles.Richard Whiteman, conductor. MartinFamily Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building,4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festivalruns Dec 1–5(mat and eve).● ● 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Music at Midday: Classical PianoShowcase. Christina Petrowska Quilico,piano/conductor. Tribute Communities Hall,Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free.● ● 1:00: Encore Symphonic Concert Band.In Concert. Classics and jazz. John EdwardLiddle, conductor. Encore Hall, WilmarHeights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough.416-346-3910. . Includes coffeeand snack.● ● 7:00: Royal Conservatory/Canadian ArabInstitute/Small World Music. Sultans andDivas. Julie Nesrallah, mezzo; Miriam Khalil,soprano; Bassam Bishara, oud; Okotécho;Sultans of String w. Chris McKhool, violin.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.-.● ● 7:30: Classical Music Artist Management.Clarinet Fantasy. Gershwin: 3 Preludes forclarinet; Stravinsky: 3 pieces for solo clarinet;Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.1; Luigi Bassi:Fantaisie brillante on Verdi’s Rigoletto. YaoGuang Zhai, clarinet; Jeanie Chung, piano.Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-201-9776. $20; (st).● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. World Music Ensembles. RaigeleeAlorut, World Music Artist in Residence. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’sPark. 416-408-0208. Free.● ● 7:30: York University Department ofMusic. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. AnthonyMichelli and Frank Falco, conductors. MartinFamily Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building,4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festivalruns Dec 1–5(mat and eve).● ● 7:30: York University Department ofMusic. Symphony Orchestra. Works by Wagner,Berlioz, Sibelius, Haydn and Tchaikovsky.Tribute Communities Hall, Accolade EastBuilding, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ;(sr/st).● ● 8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents I, curatedby Melody McKiver: Clarinet Panic DeluxxCris Derksen. Cris Derksen, cello, looper,drum machines, keys and vocals; Cory Latkovich,cello; Karen Ng, saxophone; SebastianShinwell, guitar; D. Alex Meeks, percussion.197 John St. 416-961-9594. ;((member).● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. The French Connection.Rebel: Les Éléments; and works by Campra,Corrette, Leclair and Rameau. AmandineBeyer, violin and conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’sCentre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W.MUSIC OFTHE FRENCHBAROQUEDec 4-7416.964.6337tafelmusik.org416-964-6337. -; -(sr); -(under 36). Also Dec 5, 6, 7(mat).Friday December 5● ● 7:30: Sony Centre For the PerformingArts/Attila Glatz Concert Productions.Gladiator Live. Film with live music. ClaraSanabras, vocals; Motion Picture SymphonyOrchestra; Tallis Choir of Toronto; JustinFreer, conductor. Sony Centre For The PerformingArts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669.-.● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Wind Symphony. Cable: Ontario Pictures;Henze: Ragtimes and Habaneras; Children’sMarch; Copland: Down A CountryLane; Chance: Incantation and Dance; Weill:Three Penny Music. Tony Gomes, conductor.MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ;$20(sr); (st).● ● 7:30: York University Department ofMusic. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Roy Patterson,Jim Vivian and Lorne Lofsky, conductors.Martin Family Lounge, 219 Accolade EastBuilding, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free.Festival runs Dec 1–5(mat and eve).● ● 8:00: Elmer Isler Singers. Handel: Messiah.Guests: Virginia Hatfield, soprano; MarionNewman, mezzo; David Pomeroy, tenor;Giles Tomkins, bass; Amadeus Choir; LydiaAdams, conductor. Metropolitan United(sr); $20(st).●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Siavash: Storiesfrom the Shah-Nameh. Multi-media worldpremiere. Shahrokh Yadegari, composer;Gordafarid, naqal; Siamak Shajarian, vocals;Keyavash Nourai, violin, cello and kamancheh.Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 WynfordDrive. 416-646-4677. -. Also Dec 6.● ● 8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. A CanadianNoël. Works by Canadian composers;Christmas stories from singers in theensemble; audience carol sing-along. HilaryApfelstadt, conductor. Guests: MississaugaChildren’s Chorus (Caron Daley, conductor).St. Thomas’s Anglican Church, 383 Huron St.416-971-9229. ; $20(sr); (st).● ● 8:00: Gallery 345. Chelsea McBride’sSocialist Night School Big Band. 18-piece bigband. Original compositions and arrangementsinfluenced by socialism, ECM-stylejazz, pop and nature. Chelsea McBride, composer/director.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; S10(st).● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. CanadianBrass. Featuring recent CD release: ChristmasTime is Here. Coletti: Bach’s Bells;Dedrick: Angel Choir and the Trumpeter;Kenton: Angels We Have Heard on High; andother works. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.416-408-0208. -.● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. The French Connection.See Dec 4; Also Dec 6, 7(mat).● ● 8:00: Upper Canada Choristers. WinterFanfare. Rutter: Blow, Blow Thou WinterWind; Jenkins: Stella Natalis (Celebro andWintertide); Sevivon and We Are Lights; andother works; audience sing-along. NatashaFarnsblow, piano; Cantemos a capella LatinEnsemble; Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor.Guest: Mark Ruhnke, baritone. Grace Churchon-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510.; free(child & high school).Saturday December 6● ● 2:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. JingleJazz. Berlin: White Christmas, Guaraldi:A Charlie Brown Christmas, and other traditionaland jazz selections; sing-a-long. Guest:Shannon Butcher Trio. RBC Theatre, LivingArts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga.905-306-6000. ; (sr/st); (child).Also 8:00.52 | November 1 - December 7, 2014

● ● 2:00: Royal Conservatory. Family Concerts:Stewart Goodyear. Nutcracker Suite(piano solo version). Stewart Goodyear,piano; dancers from Canada’s National BalletSchool and Ballet Creole; singers fromToronto Children’s Chorus. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -.75-minute concert.● ● 3:00: Arraymusic. Udo Kasemets,Uncompromising Experimentalist, Day One.Array Space, 155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019.Also Dec 7. See Section D, The ETCeteras,under Screenings.● ● 4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz andReflection: Jazzy Christmas. Bill MacLean,vocals; Brian Stevens, piano. 140 Wineva Ave.416-691-8082. Freewill offering.● ● 7:30: Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir.An Appalachian Christmas. Walker: AppalachianCarols; Bass: Gloria; Caccini: Ave Maria;and other works. Trillium Brass; Tom Power,banjo and guitar; John Showman, violin; EllenMeyer, piano; Kelly Galbraith, conductor.Runnymede United Church, 432 RunnymedeRd. 416-236-1522. . Annual donation of,000 to Romero House.● ● 7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra.A Joyful Noise. New Canadian works;Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5; Holst: Jupiter,the Bringer of Jollity; Dvořák: Serenadefor Strings Waltz. St. Luke’s United Church,353 Sherbourne St. $20; (students withID); (under 12). 416-902-7532.● ● 7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. SacredTraditions. Handel: Messiah(part 1); seasonalcarols and songs. Carl Steinhauser, piano;Henry Renglich, conductor. Humber ValleyUnited Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke.416-769-9271. .● ● 7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Winter Nights.J.S.Bach: Christmas Oratorio Part II; Nunkomm der Heiden Heiland; Martin: WinterNights. Michele Bogdanowicz, mezzo; SeanClark, tenor; Doug MacNaughton, baritone.Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd.416-786-2509. ; (sr); (st). AlsoDec 7(mat).● ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters:Speak Low. Cabaret evening: Weilland Lenya’s musical journey from Berlin toBroadway. “Speak Low”; “September Song,”“Schickelgruber,” “Nanna’s Lied,” and othersongs. Adi Braun, vocals; Dave Restivo, piano;Pat Collins, bass; Daniel Barnes, drums. ConservatoryTheatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .● ● 7:30: St. Michael’s Choir School. StMichael’s Choir School at Massey Hall. ChristmasConcert. Jerzy Cichocki, Teri Dunn andKathleen Allan, conductors; William O’Meara,accompanist; guests: True North Brass;Schola Cantorum Strings. Massey Hall,178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. $20-.● ● 7:30: Toronto Beach Chorale. In Concert.Rutter: Magnificat; other seasonal favourites.Alexa, soprano. Kingston Road UnitedChurch, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6634./$20(adv); (youth 7-18)/(adv);free(under 7). Cash only at the door.● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Wind Ensemble. Bryant: EcstaticFanfare; Copland: Emblems; Chan Ka Nin:Memento Mori; Estacio: Frenergy; Gillingham:Be Thou My Vision; Maslanka: Give UsThis Day. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. Mac-Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ;$20(sr); (st).● ● 7:30: Village Voices. Christmas Joy. Seasonalmusic for choir and brass. Works byPinkham, Chatman and Willcocks. Guests:Brass A Peal. Markham Missionary Church,5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., Markham. 905-294-8687. $20; (st).● ● 7:30: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. WinterNorth & South. Rogers: Northwest Passage;Gjeilo: Northern Lights; Susa: Carols & Lullabies:Christmas in the Southwest; and otherworks. Jenny Crober, conductor; ElizabethAcker, piano. Guests: Lori Gemmell, harp;William Beauvais, guitar; Les Allt, flute/tinwhistle/pan pipes; Ray Dillard, percussion.Eastminster United Church, 310 DanforthAve. 416-947-8487. ; $20(sr); (st).● ● 7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. WinterConcert. Vivaldi: Winter; Britten: St Nicolas;Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite; otherworks. Guests: Trinity Festival Chorus. TrinityAnglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St.,Aurora. 905-727-6101. $20; (sr/st).● ● 8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Siavash: Storiesfrom the Shah-Nameh. See Dec 5.● ● 8:00: Greater Toronto PhilharmonicOrchestra. Joy to the World. Randall Thomson:Nativity according to St. Luke; Reed(arr.): Greensleeves; Shari (arr.): Carol of theBells. Lenard Whiting, conductor; Universityof Scarborough Concert Choir; EnsembleTrypTych Chamber Choir. Calvin PresbyterianChurch, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-478-6122.; $20.● ● 8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. JingleJazz. Berlin: White Christmas, Guaraldi:A Charlie Brown Christmas, and othertraditional and jazz selections; sing-along.Guest: Shannon Butcher Trio. RBC Theatre,Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga.905-306-6000. ; (sr/st);(child). Also 2:00.● ● 8:00: Scaramella. Lawes Unto Himself.Lawes: Harp Consorts. Julia Seager-Scott,harp; Paul Zevenhuizen, violin; Joelle Morton,bass viol; Madeleine Owen, theorbo.Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. ; (sr); $20(st); free(14 andVILLAGE VOICES DIRECTED BY JOAN ANDREWS PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS CONCERTMusic for choir and brass featuring works by Pinkham, Chatmanand Willcocks, with guest artists Brass A Peal. Carol sing-alongand refreshments. Saturday December 6 7:30 pm. MarkhamMissionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Drive, Markham.Tickets Adult $20, Student at the door,call 905-294-8687 or November 1 - December 7, 2014 | 53

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