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Volume 20 Issue 4 - December 2014

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FOR OPENERS | DAVID PERLMANA.GTA (GREATERTORONTO AREA)Pg 36B.BEYOND THE GTAPage 58.C.MUSICTHEATRE NEW!!Starts on page 61.D.IN THE CLUBS(MOSTLY JAZZ)Page 62.E.THE ETCETERASPage 66.If This Were A Concert ...If this were a concert then, right now, I would be If this were a concert I would then crumple upthe gent who walks out onto the stage just when the aforementioned handwritten housekeepingyou think the show is about to start, to a smatteringof applause from those of you who thought I would take out the carefully prepared, neatlynotes and put them in my suit pants pocket; Imight be the artistic director, until you realized my folded, printed notes from my suit jacket pocket; Isuit was too expensive for that.would put my glasses on, introduce myself againI would have a creased, handwritten piece of from my printed notes; and I would say that it ispaper in one hand and would sidle over to the my great pleasure to welcome you to this 20thlectern downstage right; I would tap the microphoneuntil someone came and turned it on for The WholeNote.annual COMBINED DECEMBER/JANUARY issue ofme; I would introduce myself as [INSERT NAME “Before going any further,” I would say, “I wishOF IMPORTANT NONPERFORMER] in the organization;I would say say that before I can get to the issue possible but have in fact enabled us to reachto thank all those who have not only made thisprepared remarks carefully folded in the pocket this memorable 20th December. But that ratherof my suit jacket, there are three items of housekeepingto take care your attention to the staffers, contribu-than delaying the proceedings any further I simplyOne, to remind everyone that this is ourtors and funders in the masthead at the foot ofCOMBINED ISSUE, covering December AND this page, and to all the advertisers in the indexJanuary so do NOT call the office on January 2 of advertisers adjacent to it. Without their help,except to leave a message after the tone wishing us their loyalty and their love, none of this would bea Happy New Year.possible.”Two, to point out the revised structure ANDI would then remember to take the microphonewith me and would leave the stage toORDER of our listing sections as explained righthere on this page (to your left);the performers, and you, dear readers, to yourThree, to thank the readers whose suggestions pleasure, after reminding you to turn off all pagers,have helped us take this step forward in making cellphones and electronic devices.the new Section C: Music Theatre listings a permanentfeature of our coverage, and we welcome to turn ON your cellphones, etcetera, and tweet toSince it is not a concert, however I urge you allfurther input moving ahead.the world that the Dec/Jan issue is out.The WholeNote VOLUME 20 NO 4| DECEMBER 1, 2014 – FEBRUARY 7, 2015Centre for Social Innovation720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4PHONE 416-323-2232 | FAX 416-603-4791Publisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comChairman of the Board | Allan Pulkerdirectors@thewholenote.comEDITORIALManaging Editor | Paul Enniseditorial@thewholenote.comRecordings Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comSocial Media Editor | Sara Constanteditorial@thewholenote.comListings Editor | David Perlman (acting)listings@thewholenote.comClub Listings Editor | Bob Benjazz@thewholenote.comSALES, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIPConcerts & Events/Membership | Karen Agesmembers@thewholenote.comRecord Industry Sales/Marketing | Thom McKercherthom@thewholenote.comAdvertising/Production Support/OperationsJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comClassified Ads | classad@thewholenote.comWebsite/Systems | Bryson Winchestersystems@thewholenote.comCirculation/Subscriptions | Chris Malcolmcirculation@thewholenote.comSUBSCRIPTIONS per year + HST (9 issues)THANKS TO THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORSBeat ColumnistsHans de Groot, Jack MacQuarrie, Benjamin Stein,Paul Ennis, David Olds, David Podgorski,Ori Dagan, Wendalyn Bartley, Jim Galloway,mJ buell, Christopher Hoile, Andrew TimarFeaturesDavid Perlman, Paul Ennis, Andrew TimarCD ReviewersAdam Scime, Andrew Timar, Bruce Surtees,Christina Petrowska Quilico, Daniel Foley, DianneWells, Dr. Réa Beaumont, Hans de Groot, IvanaPopovic, Jack MacQuarrie, Janos Gardonyi, KenWaxman, Larry Beckwith, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke,Max Christie, Michael Schwartz, Pamela Margles,Richard Haskell, Robert Tomas, Roger Knox,Stuart Broomer, Tiina KiikProofreadingJohn Sharpe, Paul Ennis, Sara ConstantListingsDavid Perlman, Bob Ben,Tilly Kooyman, JennieLea McLeish,Ruth Atwood, Simone DesiletsCirculation TeamAbram Bergen, Andrew Schaefer, Beth Bartley,Bob Jerome, Dagmar Sullivan, Dave Taylor,Garry Page, Gero Hajek, Jack Buell, Jeff Hogben,Joan Andrews, John Dodington, Lorna Nevison,Mark Clifford, Micah Herzog, Niamh Malcolm,Patrick Slimmon, Paul Ennis, Randy Weir, RobertFaulkner, Sharon Clark, Tiffany Johnson, TomSepp, Vicki Stainton, Wende BartleyLayout & DesignBryson Winchesteran Ontario government agencyun organisme du gouvernement de l’OntarioUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Thursday January 8Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Thursday January 15Classifieds Deadline6pm Friday January 23Advertising Materials Due6pm Monday January 19Publication DateThursday January 29Volume 20 No 5 coversFebruary 1, 2015 to March 7, 2015WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibility orliability for claims made for any product or servicereported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementDecember 2014: 30,000 printed & distributedCanadian Publication Product Sales Agreement1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.Centre for Social Innovation503–720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4COPYRIGHT © 2014 WHOLENOTE MEDIA INCthewholenote.com6 | December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015

If this were your concert, on the other hand, Iwould be in the audience hoping that among yourresolutions for the New Year would be a couple ofthings relating to how you address us, the audiencefrom the stage.Think about this: we all have the goal ofattracting new audiences, or to put it another way,audiences to whom what we do is new. If theywere guests in our house we would take it as agiven that the first thing we could do to set themat ease would be to acquaint them with the rulesof the house, by which I mean all the ways we dothings that are particular to us rather than generallyknown.If applause for example is a natural spontaneoushuman reflex at witnessing something spectacularlywell done, or deep emotion revealed, it makesonly slightly more sense to ask people to hold theirapplause than it does to ask them to hold backtheir tears.So if our house rule is that in fact such withholdingis required, it is more and more incumbenton us to make that fact known to audiences whoare new to our house.It doesn’t cut it, in my book, to put little asterisksin a program next to sections where one wishes theaudience to withhold applause and think that byso doing the job has been done, unless someone,[INSERT NAME OF IMPORTANT PERFORMER], hasalso called the audience’s attention, from somewherein the vicinity of the lectern, stage right, towhat the artists on stage are hoping the houseruleswill be.If I were now to practise what I have justpreached, this is what I would say to you, if youwere a new reader of this magazine:I’d say welcome, and thanks for giving us a try;I’d say if you want to get an idea of what makes ustick, flip quickly through the five listings sections ofthe magazine – from page 36 to page 68. Everythingelse around those 33 pages (over 800 individual liveevents) is also in some way about those 33 pages.We exist to support the work of the people whoseserious love of live music is there for you to see andhear on these days and dates.If you are reading this in print, you should knowthat we do 30,000 of these, nine times a year, ofwhich all but a couple of hundred are distributedfree of charge at around 800 distribution points inSouthern and Southwestern Ontario. And there isa handy map on our website (under the “About Us”tab) which will show you where you can find us.You should also know that the listings you havejust flipped through are also free of charge, so if youfeel as though the music you make belongs here, allyou have to do to get the dialogue under way is tocontact all of you, regular readers and new our bestwishes for a happy, hearty and hopeful year endand thank you for your kind attention! You won’tsee us in print again until the end of January, so ifyou haven’t already, sign up for our between-issuee-letter HalfTones. (For details, see the house ad onpage 18.)publisher@thewholenote.comINDEX OF ADVERTISERSAcademy Concert Series52Aga Khan Museum 88, 42,48All Saints KingswayAnglican Church 49Amadeus Choir 26, 43Amici Chamber Ensemble56Aradia Ensemble 47Arts Media Project 69Associates of the TSO 20,54ATMA 5Attila Glatz ConcertProductions 4, 50, 50Aurora Cultural Centre 17,41, 53Bach Children’s Chorus 47Bloor St United 69Canadian Children’s OperaCompany 66Canadian Opera Company12Cathedral BluffsSymphony Orchestra 43,57Christ Church Deer ParkJazz Vespers 35Church of the Holy TrinityChristmas Story 42Coalition for MusicEducation 66Eglinton St. George’sUnited Church 45, 47Elmer Iseler Singers 26, 38Elora Festival Singers 59Ensemble Polaris 48Esprit Orchestra 21, 55Exultate Chamber Singers38Flute Street 55Franceso Peligrino 69Gallery Players of Niagara16Heliconian Hall 67Hyperion Records 19I Furiosi BaroqueEnsemble 51IN2 The Spirit 44International Divas 15, 48International ResourceCentre for PerformingArtists 67Jazz Bistro 69Celtic Mass for the Sea 67Kindred Spirits Orchestra44Li Delun Music Foundation51Living Arts Centre 15LizPR 69Long & McQuade 23Metropolitan CommunityChurch 49Mississauga Symphony 43Music at Metropolitan 48,37, 51, 52Music Toronto 9, 41, 50,53, 55Musicians in Ordinary 40,50, 54Nathaniel Dett Chorale 14,46New Horizons Band 33New Music Concerts 18,41No Strings Theatre 48Norm Pulker 69Off Centre Music Salon 39Orpheus Choir 25, 45Pasquale Bros 69Pax Christi 27, 38Peter Mahon 28Ralph Corlis, Piano Tuner31Remenyi House of Music10Ross Petty Productions 61Roy Thomson Hall 85, 44,46Royal Conservatory 11, 44,53Royal Conservatory,Music Appreciation 67Samantha Chang 68Schmidt Piano and Organ31Scola Magdalena 51Sine Nomine 45Sinfonia Toronto 42, 53St. Anne’s Music andDrama Society 54St. James’ Cathedral 13,41St. Michaels Choir School27St. Olaves Church 55St. Philips’ Jazz Vespers35St. Thomas’ Church 43Steinway Piano Gallery 7Syrinx Concerts 37, 40,56Tafelmusik 2, 3, 37, 46, 53,51Talisker Players 51That Choir 45Toornto Masque Theatre40Toronto All-Star Big Band50Toronto Choral Society 46Toronto Consort 13, 42,29, 57Toronto Masque Theatre52Toronto MendelssohnChoir 40Toronto Operetta Theatre49Toronto SymphonyOrchestra 86, 88, 37, 57U of T Faculty of Music 1750Univox 42Victoria Scholars Men’sChoral Ensemble 46Voicebox / Opera inConcert 56Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch 28, December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015 | 7

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