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Volume 20 Issue 4 - December 2014

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  • December
  • Toronto
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New Year’s Eve 7:00

New Year’s Eve 7:00 pmTickets: 416.872.4255roythomson.comRoy Thomson HallSymphony; Opera Canada Chorus; FrancescoLanzillotta, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -5. Allbefore 10pm.● ● 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Mikado.See Dec 27(eve); Also Jan 2(eve), 3(eve), 4.● ● 9:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. NewYear’s Eve Party. Toronto Don Valley Hotel,175 Wynford Drive. 416-385-6726. 5. Seesection E - Galas.A. Concerts in the GTA2015!Thursday January 1● ● 2:00: Musicians In Ordinary. New Year’sDay Baroque Concert. Works by Scarlatti,Corelli, Vivaldi, Pez and others. Hallie Fishel,soprano; John Edwards, lute; ChristopherVerrette and Patricia Ahern, baroque violin;Borys Medicky, harpsichord. Heliconian Hall,35 Hazelton Ave. 416-535-9956. ; $20(sr/st). Also Jan 2(eve).New Year’s Concert20 th Anniversary SeasonTickets: 416.872.4255roythomson.comVIP Tickets AvailableJanuary 1 • 2:30 pmRoy Thomson Hall● ● 2:30: Roy Thomson Hall and Attila GlatzConcert Productions. Salute to Vienna 20thAnniversary Gala Concert. Music from operettasincluding Die Fledermaus and TheMerry Widow; polkas, Strauss waltzes andmore. The Strauss Symphony of Canada(Christian Schulz, conductor); Natalia Ushakova,soprano; Katalin Benedekffy, soubrette;Andreas Schager, tenor; Szabolcs Kádár,buffo tenor; dancers from Vienna ImperialBallet; International Champion Ballroom Dancers,Hamilton Children’s Choir. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -5.VIP Post-Concert Reception; .Friday January 2● ● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.Classics, opera, operetta, musicals,ragtime, pop, international and other genres.Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’sUnited Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly.● ● 8:00: Musicians In Ordinary. New Year’sDay Baroque Concert. See Jan 1(mat).● ● 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Mikado.See Dec 27(eve); Also 3(eve), 4.Saturday January 3● ● 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Mikado.See Dec 27(eve); Also 4.Sunday January 4● ● 2:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Mikado.See Dec 27(eve).● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ recitals. Andrew Ager, organist.65 Church St. 416-364-7865 ext. 245. Free;donations welcomed.● ● 4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene.Organ music for Epiphany. Andrew Adair,organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free.Tuesday January 6● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Dance Series: Brazil, The Land of Tears andSoul. Newton Moraes’ choreography celebrateshis Brazilian culture and connectsit with today’s world in an evocative seriesof vignettes. Newton Moraes Dance Theatre:Marco Placencio, Michelle Zimmerman,Patrizia Gianforcaro, Nicheshia Garrick, FalcionyPacino Cruz and others. Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre forthe Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.● ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. LunchtimeChamber Music: Rising Stars Recital.Students from Glenn Gould School. YorkminsterPark Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome.● ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Performance Class for Singers. Firstyear undergraduate students. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park.416-408-0208. Free. Open to the public.● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ recitals. Andrew Ager, organist.65 Church St. 416-364-7865 ext. 245. Free;donations welcomed.● ● 7:00: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. New Orford String Quartet.Beethoven: String Quartet Op.95; Brahms:String Quartet in c Op.51 No.1; Kulesha: newwork(premiere). Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.; (sr); (st).Wednesday January 7● ● 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series:Easy to Love: The Cole Porter Songbook.Porter: Just One of Those Things; Night andDay; I’ve Got You Under My Skin; Easy to Love;All of You; Ev’ry Time We Say Good-bye. AmyMcConnell, vocals; William Sperandei, trumpet;Mark Kieswetter, piano; Ross MacIntyre,bass. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.Thursday January 8● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Dance Series: Sirocco. Dancer/choreographerAnjelica Scannura moves beyond geographicaland stylistic boundaries in searchof the Arabic roots of flamenco. Ritmo FlamencoDance and Music Ensemble. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.416-363-8231. Free.● ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Thursdays at Noon. Works by Stravinsky,Bartók and Tansman. Fraser Jackson,bassoon; Jamie Parker, and Monique deMargerie, pianos; Beverley Johnston, andEd Reifel, percussion. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.● ● 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met.Andrew Ager, organ. Metropolitan UnitedChurch, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. Free.● ● 1:00: Encore Symphonic Concert Band.In concert: Classics and Jazz. John EdwardLiddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre,963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910. . Incl. coffee and snack. Also Feb 5.● ● 7:00: Sounds of Sinai. Not Your Usual Klezmer.Rare klezmer repertoire with jazz, raga,blues, and chamber arrangements. JonnoLightstone, clarinet and flute; Brian Katz, guitarand piano. Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave.416-487-4161. .● ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Juilliard Quartet.Webern: Five Movements, Op.5; Ran: QuartetNo.2, Vistas; Haydn: Quartet in F, Op.135.Joseph Lin, violin; Ronald Copes, violin; JoelMusic TORONTOJUILLIARDQUARTETNew OrfordString QuartetTuesday, January 6, 20157:00 pm. Walter Hall, U of TCall 416-408-0208January 8 at 8 pm50 | December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

Krosnick, cello; Roger Tapping, viola. JaneMallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for theArts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ;;(st); age 18 to 35 pay your age.Friday January 9● ● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.Classics, opera, operetta, musicals,ragtime, pop, international and other genres.Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’sUnited Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly.● ● 7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Sei Solo: AViolino senza Basso. Bach: Sei Solo – a violinosenza Basso accompagnato. Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith,Cristina Zacharias, Julia Wedman,Valerie Gordon, Aisslinn Nosky, and MichelleOdorico, violins. Metropolitan United Church,56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. $20; (18and under).● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Vocal Concerts:Anne Sofie von Otter and Angela Hewitt.Works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms,Fauré, Debussy, Chabrier and Chaminade.Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo; Angela Hewitt,piano. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -.ScholaMagdalenaCompline in honour ofMarguerite BourgeoysFriday, Jan. 9, 8:15 pmscholamagdalena.ca● ● 8:15: Schola Magdalena. Compline in honourof Marguerite Bourgeoys. Plainchantand motets. Church of St. Mary Magdalene,477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. PWYC.Saturday January 10TAFELMUSIKWINTERINSTITUTECONCERTString Orchestraof Baroque EnglandJan 10 @7:30pmPay-what-you-can● ● 7:30: Tafelmusik. The String Orchestrain Baroque England. Music by Locke, Purcell,Handel, Arison, and Geminiani. Studentsof the Tafelmusik Winter Institute. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337.PWYC ($20 suggested donation). First come,first seated.● ● 8:00: Li Delun Music Foundation. AnEast-Meets-West Concert of Favourite Classics.Works by Rossini, Huang, Vivaldi, Puccini,Wang Luo-Bin and others. Tak-Ng Lai,conductor; Hua-Dian Li, tenor; Mary Liu,soprano; Jonathan Mak, piano; Toronto FestivalOrchestra. George Weston Recital Hall,Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-733-9388. –.●●8:00: I Furiosi. Get Rich Quick. Worksby Rameau, Charpentier, Bach and others.Guests: Max Mandel and Pemi Paull, violas;Christopher Bagan, harpsichord. Calvin PresbyterianChurch, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-536-2943. -$20.I FURIOSIBaroque EnsembleGETRICHQUICKSat. Jan. 10, 2015, 8pmCalvin Presbyterian Church26 Delisle Ave, Torontowww.ifuriosi.comSunday January 11● ● 1:30: Seicho-No-Ie Centre. 6 Cellists,6 Concerts, 6 Bach Suites. Bach: Suitefor unaccompanied cello, No.4 in E-flat(BWV1010). Winona Zelenka, cello. Seicho-No-Ie Toronto, 662 Victoria Park Ave. 416-690-8686. $20.● ● 3:00: Opera by Request/Nordic OperaCanada. Princess and the Pea (Prinsessenpaa Aerten). Enna. Steven Henrikson, baritone(King Julius); Jason Lamont, tenor(Prince Basilius); Brigitte Bogar, soprano(Princess Ilse/Queen Gertrud); Nicole Malcolm,soprano (Princess Gudrun); Sven Ericson,baritone (Master-at-Arms); NordicOpera Canada Chorus, Brigitte Bogar, conductor;William Shookhoff, piano and musicdirector. College Street United Church,452 College St. 416-455-2365. $20.● ● 3:00: Vesnivka Choir. A Ukrainian Christmas.Guests: Toronto Ukrainian Male ChamberChoir; Borys Ostapienko, bandur.Islington United Church, 25 BurnhamthorpeRd. 416-246-9880; 416-763-2197. ; $20(sr/st).The Irving BerlinsongbookJANUARY 11, 3:30 PM &JANUARY 13, 8:00 PMwww.taliskerplayers.caTalisker Players Music● ● 3:30: Talisker Players. Puttin’ On TheRitz. Selections from the Irving Berlin songbook.Whitney O’Hearn, mezzo; Bud Roach,tenor; Talisker Players. Trinity-St. Paul’sthewholenote.com December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015 | 51

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