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Volume 21 Issue 1 - September 2015

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Paul Ennis's annual TIFF TIPS (27 festival films of potential particular musical interest); Wu Man, Yo-Yo Ma and Jeffrey Beecher on the Silk Road; David Jaeger on CBC Radio Music in the days it was committed to commissioning; the LISTENING ROOM continues to grow on line; DISCoveries is back, bigger than ever; and Mary Lou Fallis says Trinity-St. Paul's is Just the Spot (especially this coming Sept 25!).

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Sat 8:00; Thurs-Sat 10:00pm (except Thurs Sep 03 8:00); Sun 7:00 (Opening Night Sep 08 8:00): SPIEGELWORLD. EMPIRE. A 90-minute adventure performed by international talent including MCs Oscar and Fanny, Gorilla Girls (banquine), foot jugglers, a backwards bending contortionist, daredevil roller skaters, a world champion wheelmaster, a sultry songstress and a fast-fingered guitarist. Under the Spiegeltent on Toronto’s Harbourfront, 318 Queen’s Quay W. -9 (regular); VIP packages; Cocktail Table and Booth seating available. ●●Sep 25, 26, 27: 2015 Culture Days. Featuring free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes” and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community. Various venues. Lectures, Salons, Symposia ●●Sep 09 – 30, 1:00-2:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Glenn Gould: Music and More. Dr. Colin Eatock explores Gould’s musical career including his ideas about concert performance, recording, radio and television, Canadian-ness and other aspects of Gouldian thought. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; 0. ●●Sep 09 – Oct 07, 7:00-8:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Lula World Music Tour. Lula Music and Arts Centre, programmer for the vibrant Latin and world music venue Lula Lounge, takes you on a music tour with stops in West Africa, South America, the Caribbean, India and Europe. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408- 2825; 5. ●●Sep 14 – Oct 19, 7:00-8:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Opera Overtures: An Interactive Introduction to the Sublime and Sublimely Ridiculous World of Opera! Immerse yourself in opera in this interactive and fun course exploring various aspects of the operatic art form. Instructor: Kyra Millan. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; 5. ●●Sep 15 1:30: Oakville Opera Guild. Tea with Opera: “Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd.” Includes Annual General Meeting; guest speaker Ann Reynolds, Opera Guild member from our Stratford branch and noted guest speaker at musical events; tea and refreshments. Oakville Public Library Central Branch, 120 Navy St. Oakville. 905-827-5678; (proceeds go towards our scholarship fund, to be awarded to a student attending the Faculty of Music at the U of Toronto, and support our annual donation to the Canadian Opera Company). ●●Sep 15 – 29, 10:00am-12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music. Canadian Composers: The Mid-20 th Century Radicals. Gain insight into the life and works of Canada’s most important classical composers from the mid-twentieth century and explore how their musical contributions have influenced the music of today. Instructor: Dr. Réa Beaumont. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; 5. E. The ETCeteras ●●Sep 16 – Oct 21, 10:30am-12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music. All About the Piano. This course will provide an overview of renowned master composers for the piano alongside perhaps lesser known, yet fascinating contributors. Instructor: Peteris Zarins. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; 5. ●●Sep 18 7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. Music and Poetry. Explore the connections between poetry and music through the lens of poet Federico García Lorca, including four short new works performed by mezzo Krisztina Szabó. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free, PWYC reserved seating and gallery preludes available. ●●Sep 22 – Oct 27, 6:30-8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Theatres of Terror: Gothic Horror in Music, Opera and Film. From both musical and dramatic perspectives, this course will investigate how gothic horror has been done best in music, opera and film. Instructor: Leslie Barcza. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; 5. ●●Sep 24 – Oct 29, 1:00-3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Beethoven: Man, Music and Message. Explore the life and times of Beethoven, their impact on him and his music, and his powerful skills and methods of expression and communication in the variety of forms and genres in which he created. Instructor: Rick Phillips. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408- 2825; 5. ●●Sep 24 – Oct 29, 7:00-8:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. The Passion of the Guitar. Join fellow guitar enthusiasts and delve into the many facets of this fascinating instrument, from the hunter’s bow to the synthesizer, from Segovia to Hendrix. Instructor: Danny Marks. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416- 408-2825; 5. ●●Sep 29 – Oct 20, 1:00-3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Opera in the City. This illuminating journey into operatic history will enhance your experience of the operas scheduled to be performed in Toronto this fall. Instructor: Eric Domville. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408- 2825; 5. ●●Oct 03 2:00: Arraymusic. MUSIC 101: Hieroglyphs and An Extended Look at the Piano, Part 1. Arraymusic explores the ambience and colour of Linda Smith’s Hieroglyphs, and pianist Dr. Réa Beaumont explores extended techniques on the piano through the music of Canadian composer Barbara Pentland. Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-532- 3019; Free. Observances ●●Morris Winchevsky Centre. Usher in the Jewish New Year with our secular humanistic observances of Rosh Hashonah: Sep 14 10:30am and Yom Kippur: Sep 22 7:30. Observances include the traditional blowing of the shofar (ram’s horn), meaningful holiday readings and poetry; music in Yiddish, Hebrew and English. Singer David Wall and pianist Marilyn Lerner lead our holiday music selections. Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Ave. 416-789-5502; (adults); (children aged 3-12); (unwaged/students ages 13-24). Advanced reservations recommended. Tours ●●Sep 09 6:30: Heritage Toronto. Music on the Yonge St. Strip. Discover the music history of Toronto’s Yonge Street, beginning in the 1950s. Visit the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar, and Le Coq D’Or, and concert venues such as Massey Hall and the Eaton Auditorium. Hear stories about Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins, Glenn Gould and many more. Leader: music journalist Nicholas Jennings. Length: approx. 1 1⁄2 hours; focus: cultural, historical, architectural; difficulty: flat pavement, busy street. Note: This is an exterior tour only. Location details available upon registration. To register: Free. Workshops ●●Sep 08 7:00: Singing OUT. Open Rehearsal. Toronto’s LGBTQ+ choir. 519 Community Centre Ballroom, 519 Church St. ●●Sep 08 7:15-10:00pm: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Come Sing With Us. Come out to sing with the choir during this open rehearsal, meet the conductor and choristers and find out what the ECC has to offer. Sing With Orpheus! Seeking a vibrant and welcoming choral community? Want to sing with an outstanding choral conductor? Looking for a choral experience with a difference? Rehearsals: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge Street Interested? For auditions contact: Helen Coxon at or call 416-420-9660 Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. 416-622-6923; ●●Sep 13 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by Toronto lute player Lucas Harris. Bring your early instruments and music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. 416-927-8699. . ●●Sep 14 – 19: COBA Collective of Black Artists. Open House. Try out any of our classes from either the Children’s Dance and Drumming or Open Dance Class programs at no charge. Children’s classes: Fri 4:30-7:30 and Sat 9:00am-4:30; Open Dance classes: Mon to Thurs from 6:30-7:30. 585 Dundas St. E. #130. 416-658-3111; per session. ●●Sep 22 7:00-9:00: Toronto Concert Band. Open Rehearsal. Adult musicians from across Toronto are invited to sit in with the band as it kicks off rehearsals for Concert Season #2. Amateur community players, post-secondary students and professionals who want to play in the community are all welcome. Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School, 525 Prince Edward Dr. Please preregister: 647-479-2941; ●●Oct 04 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by Montreal recorder player Femke Bergsma. Bring your early instruments and music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. 416-927-8699. . Robert Cooper, Artistic Director 2015-16 Highlights Include: 1925 cinematic horror classic, Phantom of the Opera, with live choral soundtrack Christmas with jazz legend Jackie Richardson and the Hannaford Street Silver Band Bach’s majestic Mass in B Minor alongside German filmmaker Bastian Clevé’s The Sound of Eternity Shakespeare in words, music and song starring Stratford Festival’s Geraint Wyn Davies 52 | Sept 1 - Oct 7, 2015

AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES AUDITIONS FOR TENORS & BASSES! The VOCA Chorus of Toronto, a dynamic and welcoming community choir is looking for TENORS and BASSES for their upcoming season. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Eastminster United Church (Chester subway). For more info. and/or to set up an audition, contact Artistic Director Jenny Crober at (using the ‘Contact Us’ tab) or 416-463-8225. BASS OR TENOR SOLOIST / SECTION LEADER NEEDED for St. John’s United Church in downtown Oakville beginning September 2015. Commitment is Thursday evenings 7:30-9:00 pm and Sundays 9:30- 1:30am with occasional additional services. Pay is per call. Submit applications to THE CELTIC FIDDLE ORCHESTRA OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO is looking for additional musicians: violin, viola, cello, bass and flute. We practice twice a month on Sunday afternoon at the QEPCCC in Oakville. Please contact Byron Grant at 905-469-1417 or email COUNTERPOINT COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA ( welcomes volunteer musicians for Monday evening rehearsals, downtown Toronto. We’re especially looking for trombones and strings. Email LOOKING FOR A CHOIR? The ETOBICOKE CENTENNIAL CHOIR is an auditioned SATB community choir with a long history of choral excellence. Our three-concert season includes a diverse repertoire of music, both sacred and secular. We welcome new choristers in all sections. Interested singers are invited to a free open rehearsal at 7:15 pm Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Humber Valley United Church in Etobicoke. Further information: call 416-433-5495 or email OASIS VOCAL JAZZ, Toronto’s longest running close harmony group, is looking for a new director to take us into our 30th anniversary. Director should have several years vocal jazz directing experience, be able to teach jazz pedagogy, have good interpersonal skills, a willingness to prepare and direct two concerts yearly, and be available Wednesday evenings for a two-hour rehearsal. Requesting a minimum two-year commitment. Season runs September to May. Competitive salary offered. For more info, visit Contact: JOHN LAING SINGERS: We are inviting new voices to join us for our 2015-2016 concert season particularly tenors and basses. For audition information and to learn more about us, please visit OR Classified Advertising | ORGANIST WANTED: Christ Church, Stouffville, Ontario (www.stouffvilleanglican. ca) seeks a creative and energetic Organist. Christ Church has an Allen 2 Manual MDS 15/25 Digital Computer organ. The successful applicant will work with and complement the Choir Director and parish choir in our vibrant music ministry for Thursday evening choir practice, Sunday 10am Eucharist services and other celebrations such as Christmas and Holy Week. A strong sense of Anglican Liturgy will be helpful but not essential. The position is estimated at approximately 5-7 hours per week and salary is commensurate with experience (according to RCCO guidelines). Hours increase for Christmas and Holy Week. Extra remuneration available for weddings and funerals. Prospective candidates should submit their CV to: Wardens, Christ Church Stouffville 254 Sunset Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 3R1 OR: Posting remains open until position is filled. PAID SECTION LEADS AND CHORISTERS WANTED (SATB) for St. Michael & All Angels Choir, at one of the most beautiful Anglican churches in GTA (St Clair Ave/Wychwood). Contact-Herb Ciceri 416-738-1480 THE SWANSEA COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND is looking for new members all levels all instruments. We play show music, classical, jazz and pop. Open rehearsal Thursday September 17th 7:00 pm. E-mail info@ or call 416-704-1012 so we can expect you. INSTRUCTION & COURSES CHILDREN’S PIANO LESSONS: Friendly, approachable - and strict! Contact Liz Parker at 416-544-1803 or liz.parker@ Queen and Bathurst area, Toronto. FUN & SYSTEMATIC LESSONS WITH EXPERIENCED TEACHERS. Piano, Violin, Cello. Beginner to Advanced. Suzuki, RCM, Auditions & Competitions. 647.668.6697 PIANO LESSONS: personalized instruction by experienced teacher, concert pianist EVE EGOYAN (M. Mus., L.R.A.M., F.R.S.C.). All ages and levels. Downtown location. eve. or 416- 603-4640. PRIVATE VOICE/PIANO/THEORY LESSONS: Experienced, BFA Certified Teacher located at Christ Church Deer Park (Yonge & St. Clair). Prepares you or your child for RCM exams, competitions & auditions. Contact Jessika: jwithakmusic@ (647) 214-2827. NEED HELP WITH YOUR TAXES? Specializing in personal and business tax returns including prior years and adjustments HORIZON TAX SERVICES INC. • free consultation • accurate work For CRA stress relief call: 1-866-268-1319 STUDY SAXOPHONE with Bruce Redstone, BAEd, MMus. 20 years with Royal Conservatory, experienced performer and teacher. Reasonable rates and location, all levels. 416-706-8161, www.torontosaxlessons. com. WARMHEARTED PIANO TEACHER with sterling credentials, unfailing good humor, and buckets of patience. Royal Conservatory washouts and nervous learners especially welcome. Lovely Cabbagetown studio. “Best teacher ever!” - Beaches tween. “Beats studying with those Quebec nuns!” - Rosedale senior. Peter Mose, 416.923.3060. www. My students have never won any prizes, except for love of music. (And loyalty.) FOR SALE / WANTED CLASSICAL RECORD AND CD COLLECTIONS WANTED. Minimum 350 units. Call, text or e-mail Aaron 416-471-8169 or A@A31.CA. LUTE FOR SALE: 6 Course Lute, tuning in G minor, by Michael Schreiner, Toronto, 1979. Lute: http://s1381.photobucket. com/user/bronwyn_mackenzie/ library/?view=recent&page=1. ,000.00 CDN Dollars.. Please Contact: Bronwyn MacKenzie. Email: bronwyn.mackenzie@bell. net or text: 416-427-8797 WHATS IN YOUR CLOSET? Sell your unused instruments or donate them to an educational charity with a WholeNote classified ad! Band days just a hazy memory? Someone out there would love to give your nice old guitar, flute, tuba (etc) a new life. Contact STOLEN FROM CAR – Lorée OBOE & ENGLISH HORN: 0 reward for information leading to return. Serial #’s: oboe TA 78, English horn HV 25. Please call Karen 416-656-4312 or 416-323-2232 x.26 MUSICIANS AVAILABLE HITCH’em & PITCH’em! I Do you play in a party band? If you provide live music for wedding & wakes, roasts & retirements, and all kinds of occasions, you can advertise your ensemble right here for as little as plus tax!! Contact by September 23 to book your ad for the October edition! SOPRANO LEADS AND CHORAL CONDUCTORS - NEED A BREAK? Subbing available, 35+ years’ experience. Limited openings for piano, voice, theory students and coaching. Call Margaret - 647-291-3572. Master your mind. Mental Skills for Performing Artists Lisa Chisholm SERVICES CD LINER NOTES, PROMO MATERIAL, CONCERT PROGRAMS, LIBRETTI, WEB SITE CONTENT AND MEMOIRS need proofreading and editing for correct spelling and grammar, clarity and consistency. Copy editor with music background offers quick turnaround and reasonable rates. Vanessa Wells, GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE if you submit a quality proposal. Freelance grantwriter with fifteen years of successful CC and OAC funding. VENUES AVAILABLE / WANTED PERFORMANCE / REHEARSAL / STUDIO / OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: great acoustics, reasonable rates, close to Green P Parking, cafés & restaurants. Historic church at College & Bellevue, near Spadina. Phone 416-921-6350. E-mail SPACES AVAILABLE FOR RENT - sizes range from 220 to 1600 square feet, at Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 2 Vaughan Rd at Bathurst, 1 block south of St. Clair. TTC Bus & subway accessible. Rehearsal/Concert space, main floor meeting room with kitchenette. Lower level meeting rooms with kitchen. Contact 416-654-0311 or by email DO YOU DRIVE? Do you love The WholeNote? Share the love and earn a little money! Join The WholeNote’s circulation team: 9 times a year, GTA and well beyond. Interested? Contact: Children’s Piano Lessons Friendly, approachable — and strict! Liz Parker Queen and Bathurst area, Toronto. ARE YOU PLANNING A CONCERT OR RECITAL? Looking for a venue? Bloor Street United Church 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto. 416-924-7439 x22 Sept 1 - Oct 7, 2015 | 53

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