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Volume 20 Issue 4 - December 2014

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D. In the Clubs (Mostly

D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)E. The ETCeteras3:30 Jerome Godboo; 7:30pm Nick TeehanGroup; 9:45 Jake Chisholm. December 2112pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Dr.Nick & the Rollercoasters; 7pm Brian de LimaQuartet; 9:30pm James Brown. December22 6:30pm Jake Koffman Groups; 9:30pmMike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra.December 23 6:30pm Richard WhitemanGroup; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hostedby Chris Gale. December 27 12pm DannyMarks & Friends; 3:30pm The Sinners Choir;7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45 Leyland Gordon.December 28 12pm Excelsior DixielandJazz; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pm Briande Lima Quartet; 9:30pm Jake Wilkinson’sXmas Jazz. December 29 6:30pm Jake KoffmanGroups; 8:30pm Terry Lukiwski’s CrusaderRabbit. December 30 6:30pm RichardWhiteman Group; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jamhosted by Chris Gale. December 31 9:30pmThe Rex’s Annual New Year’s Eve R&B Bash:GROOVEYARD.Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (call for fullschedule)Sauce on the Danforth1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376sauceondanforth.comAll shows: No cover.Every Mon 9pm The Out Of Towners: DirtyOrgan Jazz. Every Tue 6pm Julian FauthSeven44(Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken)744 Mount Pleasant Rd. (full schedule)December 1 7:30pm Advocats Big Band Nocover. December 8 7:30pm Bob Cary BigBand No cover. December 15 7:30pm GeorgeLake Big Band No cover. December 227:30pm Mega City Swing Big Band No cover.Toni Bulloni156 Cumberland St. (full schedule)No Cover. Saturday shows: 9pm. food/drink minimum. Sunday shows: 6pm. minimum.Tranzac292 Brunswick Ave. (full schedule)3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC.Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. EveryThurs 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays: Houndstooth.Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things(folk). This month’s shows include: December2 10pm Peripheral Vision. December 3 10pmJohn Russon (guitar) with Chris Gale (saxophone),Tom Richards (trombone), Mike Milligan(bass) & Sly Juhas (drums). December7, 21 5pm Monk’s Music. December 9 7:30pmAurochs: Ali Berkok (keyboards), Pete Johnston(bass), Jake Oelrichs (drums); 10pmStop Time. December 14 10pm The Lina AllemanoFour. December 16 10pm The KenMcDonald Quartet. December 24 7:30pmTrevor Giancola. December 26 10pm TheRyan Driver Sextet. December 30 10pm NickFraser Presents.Galas and Fundraisers●●Dec 7 6:00: The Minstrel Foundation forMusic & Arts Advancement. Sip, Savour &Celebrate. 16 th annual fundraising event tofund music lessons, Christmas, March Breakand summer music camps and scholarshipsfor advanced education, for the benefit ofyouth in inner city and new immigrant communitiesacross Toronto. Wine tasting, hotand cold appetizers and holiday cocktails.Entertainment by the Humber College CommunityJazz Band, Minstrel graduate ThomsonEgbo-Egbo and the Minstrel studentaward winners for 2014. Canada’s NationalBallet School, 400 Jarvis St. 0.●●Dec 31 9:00pm-11:59pm: Toronto All-StarBig Band. New Year’s Eve Gala. Featuring abuffet dinner, party favours, a sweets tableat 11pm, and a champagne toast with trufflesat midnight, with live big band music by TABBuntil 1am. Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites,175 Wynford Drive. 416-385-6726. 5 (plustax) per person; overnight packages are alsoavailable.●●Jan 29 8:00: Tapestry Opera.35 th Anniversary Celebration Friend Raiser.Cocktail party with special guest performances,Tapestry Retrospective Exhibition,pop-up food stations, DJ and dancing. GladstoneHotel, 1214 Queen Street W. Informationand registration: Free.Competitions●●2015 Honens International PianoCompetition. Application deadline: February2 2015. Pianists of all nationalities, aged 20 to30 on September 3, 2015, with the exceptionof past Honens Laureates and professionallymanaged pianists, may apply. For comprehensivedetails, please see honens.comLectures, Salons, Symposia●●Dec 2 to Dec 16 (Tuesdays), 10:00am–12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music.The Glorious Music of Christmas: A 3-weekcourse. Delve into the rich treasury of musicfrom all ages, from Handel’s Messiah, to J.S.Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, favourite carols,and more! 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2825. 0.●●Jan 5 2015: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.Deadline for applications for OBSERVERS,Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Choral Conductors’Symposium. The Symposium brings fiveemerging choral conductors together towork for five days with the Toronto MendelssohnChoir, the Elora Festival Singers, andNoel Edison. Observers are welcome at allsessions. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church,1585 Yonge St.$20/session or /day.●●Jan 13 to Feb 3 (Tuesdays), 1:00–3:00: RoyalConservatory of Music. Opera in the City: A4-week course. Lectures on the COC’s winteroperas, Don Giovanni and Die Walküre.273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2825.●●Jan 15 12:10: University of Toronto Facultyof Music/Jackman Humanities Institute.BUY POSTEROR DONATEmusicmakesus.ca66 | December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015

an Ontario government agencyun organisme du gouvernement de l’OntarioThursdays at Noon: Composing Comedy.Explore the treatment of humour, play andgames in new music and new media. Organizedby doctoral student Paolo Griffin, withsupport by Prof. Norbert Palej, the presentationwill draw on the archive of film musicdeveloped by the students of composer EricRobertson. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3744. Free.●●Jan 17 1:00-4:00: University of TorontoFaculty of Music/COC. The Opera Exchange:“Directors Take the Stage: Debating Regieoper.”Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. 416-363-8231. $20; (universityfaculty); (full-time students withID); free(for UofT Faculty of Music faculty andfull-time students with ID).●●Jan 21 to Mar 11 (Wednesdays), 10:00am–12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music.How Music Works: An 8-week course. Enjoythe music you hear with new understandingthrough this guided introduction to melody,rhythm, tonality, intervals, basic notation,chords, and more! 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2825. 5.●●Jan 24 9:00am-5:00: University of TorontoFaculty of Music/York University/RyersonUniversity. Digital Media at the Crossroads.A national conference for experts and studentson the future of digital media content.Features panels on subscription streamingand a “dragon’s den” on alternative businessmodels. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. Registrationinformation to follow.●●Jan 25 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Guestspeaker Johannes Debus, music director ofthe Canadian Opera Company, gives a talk onWagner. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. .●●Jan 28 5:30: University ofToronto Faculty of Music. Lectureby Richard Bellis, LouisApplebaum Distinguished Visitorin Film Composition. Anaward-winning Hollywoodcomposer, Bellis is also pastpresident of the Society ofComposers & Lyricists; servedon the faculty of U of SouthernCalifornia where he lecturedfor 11 years in the Scoring forMotion Pictures and Televisionprogram; served on the Boardof Governors for the Academyof Television Arts and Sciences;currently serves on theBoard of Directors of ASCAP.Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3744. 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●●Jan 28 to Feb 18 (Wednesdays), 1:30pm–3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Schubert’sSong Cycles: A 4-week course.Schubert’s songs of love, longing, and despairilluminated through lectures and live performance.273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2825.0.●●Jan 31 9:00am-5:00: University of TorontoFaculty of Music. Interdisciplinary Colloquyto Understand Creativity (ICUC). A look atcreativity, from social and economic values tophilosophical interpretations, from spiritualand humanistic interactions to explorationsof musical interpretation, improvisation andcomposition as applications of creative thinkingand knowledge production. Features keynotespeakers from multiple disciplines, shortresearch papers, and performances withcommentary. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBldg., 80 Queen’s Park. Registration mandatory:go to for free tickets.●●Feb 2 12:10: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. New Music Festival: RoundtableDiscussion. With guests from the SichuanConservatory, the Guizhou Conservatory andthe Chinese Conservatory of Hong Kong. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’sPark. 416-978-3744. Free.●●Feb 5 3:30: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Alexander Rehding, Kenneth H.Peacock Lecturer. Fanny Peabody Professorof Music and Chair of the theory departmentat Harvard U’s Dept. of Music. As a musictheorist, Rehding is interested in the questionof how music has been understood at differenttimes in history: the history of musictheory, paleo- and neo-Riemannian theory,music-aesthetic questions, and issues ofsound and media. Room 130, Edward JohnsonINTERNATIONAL RESOURCE CENTREFOR PERFORMING ARTISTSDID YOU KNOW!workshops | hot topicscareer planning | mentoringno membership fees416.362.1422www.ircpa.netCHECKUS OUT!35 Hazelton Avenue, Heliconian Hall416-922-3618 rentals@heliconianclub.orgBldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3744. Free.Screenings●●Dec 6 3:00: Arraymusic. Udo Kasemets -Uncompromising Experimentalist - Day One.●●A tribute to one of Toronto’s most respectedthinkers and composers. Features a screeningof Kasemets’ piano concerto, written forArray’s pianist Stephen Clarke and performedby Toronto’s New Music Concerts. This DVDcontains the definitive performance of thework and an interview with Kasemets. Then,a film by Mani Mazinani puts together this finemultimedia artist and Kasemets’ solo pianoMusic Appreciationand History Classeswork. During the afternoon an animatedvideo that accompanies Kasemets’ CalendarRound, based on the Mayan calendar, willplay. The Array Space, 155 Walnut Street (2ndfloor). 416-532-3019..●●Dec 6 8:00: Small World Music Centre.Film Screening: The Stirring of a ThousandBells. Two films take viewers on a visual/ musical tour of life in Indonesia: Sekaten -Java’s most cosmic music festival where theold world and the new are colliding, creatingcaptivating images and sound; Srimpi Muncar- Enchanting melodies and meditative dancefrom Mangkunegaran Palace, with arrestingPASQUALE BROTHERSPURVEYORS OF FINE FOODCATERING(416) 364-7397 WWW.PASQUALEBROS.COMLearn more about the music you love,enhance your concert experiences, and join agrowing community of music appreciators!• Morning, afternoon, and evening offerings• Select classes include live performances andspecial ticket offers• Courses across genres and historical periods,from opera to Klezmer, Mozart to Mahler,chamber music, film music — and moreWinter courses begin January 13 Course start dates varyFor course catalogue and details, TODAY!Online at, by calling 416.408.2825,or in person at 273 Bloor St. December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015 | 67

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