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Volume 21 Issue 2 - October 2015

Vol 21 No 2 is now available for your viewing pleasure, and it's a bumper crop, right at the harvest moon. First ever Canadian opera on the Four Seasons Centre main stage gets double coverage with Wende Bartley interviewing Pyramus and Thisbe composer Barbara Monk Feldman and Chris Hoile connecting with director Christopher Alden; Paul Ennis digs into the musical mind of pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, and pianist Eve Egoyan is "On the Record" in conversation with publisher David Perlman ahead of the Oct release concert for her tenth recording. And at the heart of it all the 16th edition of our annual BLUE PAGES directory of presenters profile the season now well and truly under way.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 48. C. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 50. D. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 54. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from November 1 to December 7, 2015. All listings must be received by Midnight Thursday October 8. LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to listings@thewholenote.com or by fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed version of this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, King City, King Township, Kleinburg, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill and Uxbridge. Thursday October 1 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Haydn: Irresistible Invention. Haydn: Sonata in E, Hob. XVI/22; Sonata in F, Hob.XVI/23; Sherkin: Flummeries (2014). Adam Sherkin, piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. In the Bluma Appel Lobby. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: New York Stories. Original songs inspired by the songwriting of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Stephen Sondheim. Micah Barnes, singer-songwriter. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. In Concert: Classics and Jazz. John Edward Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910. . Includes coffee and snack. Also Nov 5. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Brahms: Sonatensatz; Strauss: Violin Sonata. Timothy Ying, violin; Lydia Wong, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Wilbert Ward, baritone; Barbara Prins, piano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free; donations welcome. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The Fatal Gaze. By Tim Albery and David Fallis. An exploration of the dangers of looking too long or too closely, inspired by the baroque repertoire. Black Box Theatre, 1087 Queen St. W. 416-978-0492. PWYC. Fundraising event. Also Oct 2. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Rhythms of India. Trichy Sankaran with Autorickshaw Trio. Trichy Sankaran, mridangam, kanjira; Suba Sankaran, vocals; Dylan Bell, bass; Ed Hanley, tabla. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Biréli Lagrène “The Gypsy Project”. Multiple styles including swing, jazz fusion and post-bop. Biréli Lagrène, guitar and bass; Frank Wolf, saxophone; Denis Chang, guitar; Paul Van Dyk, double bass. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Massey Hall. LeE HaRVEY OsMOND with guest Terra Lightfoot. Singersongwriter. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Musik Mania. Zelenka: Hypochondria; Geminani: Concerto grosso La Follia; Vivaldi: Concerto “Il mondo al rovescio”; Telemann: Orchestral Suite La Bizzarre; and Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4. Cecilia Bernardini, violin. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. and up; and up(sr); -(st). Also Oct 2,3,4,6(George Weston Recital Hall), start times and prices vary. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Prokofiev Symphony 5. Shostakovich: Suite for Variety Orchestra (Oct 1 only); Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5. Kirill Gerstein, piano; James Gaffigan, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75-8. Pre-concert chat with Rick Phillips. Also Oct 3(7:30). ●●9:00: Small World Music/Batuki Music Society. Small World Music Festival: Vieux Farka Touré Feat. Julia Easterlin. Traditional Malian songs and the sounds of ancient Africa mixed with blues and rock. Vieux Farka Touré, vocals, guitar; Julia Easterlin, vocals. Revival Bar, 783 College St. 416-294-6409. ; (adv). Doors open 8pm. Friday October 2 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity- St. Paul’s United Church - Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●7:30: Soulpepper Theatre Company. Albert Schultz’s Frankly, Sinatra. Steve Hunter, piano/music director; Colleen Allen, reeds; Jamie Gatti, bass; James Rhodes, trumpet; Tom Roach, percussion. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. and up. Also Oct 4 and 11(mat). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The Fatal Gaze. By Tim Albery and David Fallis. An exploration of the dangers of looking too long or too closely, inspired by the baroque repertoire. Black Box Theatre, 1087 Queen St. W. 416-978-0492. PWYC. Fundraising event. Also Oct 1. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Malagasy Blues. Music from Madagascar. Donné Roberts, singer/songwriter and guitar. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. ; (sr/st/ members); free(Friend/Patron). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Jim Cuddy Band. Jim Cuddy, singer-songwriter; Colin Cripps, vocals and guitar; Bazil Donovan, bass; Anne Lindsay, violin; Joel Anderson, drums; Steve O’Connor, keyboard. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Elgar: Violin Concerto in b Op.61; Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G. Alexis Hatch, violin; Mireille Asselin, soprano; Julian Kuerti, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Starting at . 6:45: Prelude Recital by students and faculty of The Glenn Gould School. ●●8:00: Small World Music. Small World Music Festival: Maarja Nuut. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. (adv). Doors open 7:30. ●●8:00: St. Jude’s Church. Celebration of the Arts: Music & Monarchy. Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II as the longest reigning English monarch. Choral music of Elgar, Stanford, and Parry. The Larkin Singers; Matthew Larkin, artistic director. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844- 3972. . 36 | Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Musik Mania. See Oct 1. Also Oct 3,4,6(George Weston Recital Hall), start times and prices vary. ●●8:30: After Hours Big Band. Hillary House Ball. Fundraiser for the Hillary House Museum. Evergreen; For Once in My Life; It’s a Raggy Waltz; On the Sunny Size of the Street; Teach Me Tonight; and other selections. King Valley Golf Club, 15675 Dufferin St., Aurora. 905-868-8460. 0/0(early bird). Dinner and dancing. ●●8:30: Aga Khan Museum. Memoria Antigua (Ancient Memory). Reviving Flamenco traditions from Spain and Andalusia. Patricia Ibáñez and Abel Harana, dancers and choreographers. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. Starting at . Saturday October 3 ●●1:30: Shen Yun. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Sarasate: Ziegeunerweisen; and traditional works. Milen Nachev, conductor; Astrid Martig, concertmaster; Haolan Geng, soprano; Xiaochun Qi, erhu. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -9. ●●2:00: Toronto New Music Alliance. Music 101: Hieroglyphs and an Extended Look at the Piano. Linda Catlin Smith: Hieroglyphs; works by Barbara Pentland. Arraymusic; Brook Dufton, soprano; Dr. Réa Beaumont, piano; David Perlman, host. Northern District Public Library, Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jane Burnett and Friends. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering. ●●6:30: Swedish Women’s Educational Association Toronto. VOD-Veterans of Orphei Drängar. Swedish folksongs to The Beatles. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 905-727-9837. (concert only); (concert plus dinner with choir). One-hour concert followed by dinner. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. E-flat Harmony. Inside the private profiles of famous opera women as they present a selection of arias and duets while looking for love online. Kim Sartor, mezzo; Deena Nicklefork, soprano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. Suggested donation . ●●7:30: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Puttin’ on the Ritz: Music That Made the 20’s Roar! Grand Salon; Heather Bambrick, vocal soloist; Kerry Stratton, conductor. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 1-800- 222-6608. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Prokofiev Symphony 5. Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F; Prokofiev: Symphony No.5. Kirill Gerstein, piano; James Gaffigan, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. .75-7. Also Oct 1(8:00). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble. Mackey: Night on Fire; Gillingham: While the Dew is Still on the Roses; Markowski: City Trees; Grainger: Irish Tune; Grainger: Country Gardens; Tull: Sketches on a Tudor Psalm. Gillian MacKay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum/Small World Music. EviscerArt. Traditional flamenco with jazz idioms. El Silencio (Silence). Vanesa Aibar, dance; Eduardo Pacheco, guitar; Cristian de Moret, piano and vocals. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646- 4677. Starting at . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Solo evening with Joan Armatrading, singer-songwriter. Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot, Me, Myself I and other recent songs from her final tour. Guest: Liam Titcomb, singer-songwriter. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. starting at . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Musik Mania. See Oct 1. Also Oct 3,4,6(George Weston Recital Hall), start times and prices vary. ●●8:00: Zari. Zari’s Going Back! Traditional Georgian polyphony. Zari (Shalva Makharashvili, voice, panduri, chonguri; Reid, vocals; Andrea Kuzmich, vocals). House Concert, 85 Melville Ave. 416-588-1411. (suggested donation). Sunday October 4 ●●2:00: Canadian Music Competition. Autumn Leaves: Music in the Country. Artun Miskciyan, piano; Emma Meinrenken; violin; Sarah Ning, piano; Alexander Ning, piano; Catherine Zhou, piano. Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, 1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E., Oakville. 905-338-7598. ; (st). ●●2:00: Marylake Shrine. Songs to Our Mother Mary. Coro San Marco; Paskke String Quartet; soloists. 13760 Keele St., King City. 905-833-5368. ; (sr/st). ●●2:00: Soulpepper Theatre Company. Albert Schultz’s Frankly, Sinatra. Steve Hunter, piano/music director; Colleen Allen, reeds; Jamie Gatti, bass; James Rhodes, trumpet; Tom Roach, percussion. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. and up. Also Oct 2(eve), 11. ●●3:00: McMichael Canadian Art Collection. McMichael Concert Series: David Buchbinder’s Quartet. 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg. 905-893-1121 x2209. ; ; (st). Ticket price includes gallery admission. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Musik Mania. See Oct 1. Also Oct 3,4,6(George Weston Recital Hall), start times and prices vary. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Elgar’s Vesper Voluntaries. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Jazz Vespers. Bernie Senensky Quartet. Bernie Senensky, piano; Bill McBirnie, flute; Terry Clarke, drums; Steve Wallace, bass. St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: Amanda Tossoff Quartet. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Kripa Nageshwar, soprano and William Shookhoff, piano. Works by Dvořák and Kaprálová. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481- 7294. ; (st). ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Con Brio. Di Castri: Lineage; Widmann: Con Brio; Daniel: Sinfonia Concertante - Mehetapja Meeli Unistus (The Husband Killer’s Dream); Adès: Dances from Powder Her Face. Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. 7:15 Pre-concert talk. ●●9:00: Small World Music/Batuki Music Society. Krar Collective. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; (adv). Doors open 7:30pm. Monday October 5 ●●12:30: Massey Hall. Lunchtime Live: Free n Losh. Hip Hop and electronics. Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E. 416-872-4255. Free. Tuesday October 6 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Alma Innamorata. Italian baroque music about love. Works by Handel, Corelli and Scarlatti. Ensemble Les Songes. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Jialiang Zhu, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcome. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Voice Performance Class. Thirdyear students perform. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Student Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Musik Mania. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855- 985-2787. and up; and up(sr); - (st). See Oct 1. Also Oct 2, 3, 4 at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, start times and prices vary. Wednesday October 7 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. Simon Walker, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●6:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Cantatas in the Cathedral. Bach: Cantata, BWV5 and organ works. Julia Morson, soprano; Laura McAlpine, alto; Andrew Walker, tenor; David Roth, bass; Michael Bloss, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865. PWYC. All donations go directly to the artists. ●●7:30: Ratio. Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Bk.1. Each key to be connected by an improvised interlude. John Kameel Farah, piano. 283 College St. 647-625-2305. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble. Copland: An Outdoor Overture; Saint-Saëns: Occident and Orient; Schuman: New England Triptych; Holst: First Suite in E-flat; Forsyth: Wheel; Reynold: O Magnum Mysterium. Tony Gomes, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Westwood Concerts. Four Hands Are Better than Two. Fauré: Sicilienne Op.78 in G (arr. G. Millar); Satie: Trois morceaux en forme de poire; Rachmaninoff: Barcarolle Op.11 (from Six Pieces for Piano Duet); Stravinsky: Petrushka. Gregory and Lisa Millar, pianos. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Barbara Hannigan Sings & Conducts. Nono: Djamila Boupacha; Haydn: Symphony No.49 “La Passione”; Mozart: Three Arias; Ligeti: Concert Românesc; Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements. Barbara Hannigan, soprano and conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Oct 8. Thursday October 8 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Between Carthage and Rome. Compositions mixing elements of early music, contemporary classical, Arabic music and forms of electronic dance music. John Kameel Farah, piano, synthesizer and computer. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Boundaries and Borders, The Search for Identity. Greer: Studies and Rambles of Wasagewanoque (selections); Wakefield Cadman: Four American Indian Songs Op. 45; Farwell: Three Indian Songs Op. 32; works by Emery and Beck. Elizabeth McDonald, soprano; Cory Renbarger, baritone; Deanna Oye, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. . 416-408-0208. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Emily Chiang, piano; Mara Plotkin, clarinet. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free; donations welcome. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz at Noon: Artie Roth Quartet. Artie Roth, bass/leader; Mike Filice, sax; Geoff Young, guitar; Anthony Michelli, drums. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. Moritz Ernst, Piano. LeBlanc/Boudreau: Les Planètes; and works by other Canadian composers. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (members/arts workers). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La Traviata. Verdi. Ekaterina Siurina, soprano (Violetta Oct. 8, 13, 17, 21, 24, 29, Nov. 1, 4); Joyce El-Khoury, soprano (Violetta Oct. 16, 30, Nov. 6); Charles Castronovo, tenor (Alfredo Oct. 8, 13, 17, 21, 24, 29, Nov. 1, 4); Andrew Haji, tenor (Alfredo Oct. 16, 30, Nov. 6); Quinn Kelsey, baritone (Germont Oct. 8, 13, 17, 21, thewholenote.com Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 | 37

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