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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.

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24, 29, Nov. 1, 4); James Westman, baritone (Germont Oct. 16, 30, Nov. 6); Marco Guidarini, conductor; Arin Arbus, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5; (under 30). Also Oct 13, 16, 17, 21, 24, 29, 30, Nov 1, 4, 6; start times vary. ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Selfie: Workshop Performance. Libretto by J. Tepperman and music by C. Thornborrow. Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416- 537-6066. PWYC. Also Oct 3(mat). ●●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 7. Friday October 9 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Works from 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. ●●1:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday. Leslie Fagan, soprano; Lorin Shalanko, piano. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●2:30: Tapestry Opera. Selfie: Workshop Performance. Libretto by J. Tepperman and music by C. Thornborrow. Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416- 537-6066. PWYC. Also Oct 2(eve). ●●7:30: Austrian Embassy of Ottawa. Raskin & Fleischmann In Concert. Brahms: Sonata No.2 in A for violin and piano, Op.100; Stravinsky: Divertimento for Violin and Piano (after “The Fairy’s Kiss”); Ehrenfellner: Matsushima Fantasy, Op.21; Strauss: Sonata in E-flat for violin and piano, Op.18. Johannes Raskin, violin; Philippe Fleischmann, piano. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-865-6626. Free. Donations welcome. A. Concerts in the GTA ●●8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Autumn Classics. Beethoven: Symphony No.5; Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Elgar: Cello Concerto (mvt.4), Khachaturian: Violin Concerto (mvt.1). Arthur Tchakhmakhchyan, violin; Emma Fischer, cello; Arthur Tang, piano; David Fallis, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-478- 6122. ; (sr/st). Saturday October 10 ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Art of the Piano: Moritz Ernst. Haydn: Sonata Hob XVI:48; Beethoven: Sonata op.110; Wolfgang Rihm: Klavierstück IV; Hooshyar Khayam: Sea’s Seven Days: Days 2,4,6; Bruce Mather: Piano Solo. Moritz Ernst, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr); (st/arts workers). Sunday October 11 ●●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), 4. Monday October 12 ●●12:30: Massey Hall. Lunchtime Live!: Say Yes. Members of Alexisonfire, Saint Alvia and Jersey. Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E. 416-979-9960. Free. Tuesday October 13 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Artists and Lovers. Preview of new work for six dancers set in 1920s Paris. Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano. Tom Brouillette, choreographer and dancer. 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: Amy Lee, cello. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcome. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La Traviata. See Oct 8 for details. Also runs Oct 16, 17, 21, 24, 29, 30, Nov 1, 4, 6; start times vary. ●●8:00: Hannah Addario-Berry. Scordatura. Kodály: Sonata for Solo Cello; newly commissioned works celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Kodály Sonata by Lisa Renée Coons, Brent Miller, Eric KM Clark, Alisa Rose, Jerry Liu, and Gloria Justen. Hannah Addario- Berry, cello. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st/arts workers). ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Let’s Be Frank: Sinatra Hits. Storm Large, Tony DeSare, Frankie Moreno and Ryan Silverman, vocals; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50–.75. Also 8:00; Oct 13(eve). ●●8:00: Compañia Flamenca. Flamenco Fire. Traditional flamenco blended with contemporary music. José Porcel, dancer/choreographer; and others. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Old Man Luedecke. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Let’s Be Frank: Sinatra Hits. Storm Large, Tony DeSare, Frankie Moreno and Ryan Silverman, vocals; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75– 7. Also 2:00; Oct 13(eve). Thursday October 15 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Art of the Prima Donna. Operatic gems by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and others. UofT Opera. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. ●●12:00 noon: St. Peter’s Anglican Church. In Concert. Stephanie Burgoyne and William Vandertuin, organ. 1745 Dundas St. W., Mississauga. 519-752-0965. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Shannon Graham, saxophone; Javier Vazquez, piano. 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. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Music in the Afternoon Friday, October 9, 7:30pm St. Andrew’s Church Corner of King and Simcoe Streets, Toronto (steps from the St. Andrew subway station) Works by Brahms, Stravinsky, Ehrenfellner and R. Strauss Free Admission - Donations Welcome PRESENTED BY: www.raskinfleischmann.com ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Benjamin Grosvenor, piano. Mendelssohn: Two Preludes & Fugues, Op.35, No.1 in e, No.5 in f; Bach-Busoni: Chaconne (from Partita No.2, BWV1004); Franck: Prélude, Choral. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. , ; (st); age 18 to 35: pay your age. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Let’s Be Frank: Sinatra Hits. Storm Large, Tony DeSare, Frankie Moreno and Ryan Silverman, vocals; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 7. Also Oct 14(mat & eve). Wednesday October 14 ●●12:15: Hart House Music Committee. Midday Mosaics. Ali Berkok, piano. East Common Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416- 978-2452. Free. Light refreshments provided. AFIARA STRING QUARTET with CAROLINE LEONARDELLI, harp Thursday October 15, 1.30 p.m. Tickets 416-923-7052 www.wmct.on.ca ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon. Works by Grandjany, Mozetich, Beethoven, Rénié and Tournier. Caroline Léonardelli, harp; Afiara String Quartet: Valerie Li, violin; Timothy Kantor, violin; Eric Wong, viola; Adrian Fung, cello; guest: Joseph Phillips, double bass. Walter 38 | Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre/Canadian Art Song Project. Allison Angelo, Soprano and Simon Docking, Piano. Launch of Moon Loves Its Light. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (members/arts workers). ●●6:00: Music Gallery. X Avant X: MG40 New Music Festival: Artistic Direction at the Music Gallery. A discussion between all the Music Gallery’s Artistic Directors. Jennie Punter, moderator; Jim Montgomery, John Gzowski, Jonathan Bunce, David Dacks; and recorded contributions from founding artistic director Al Mattes. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. Free. Festival runs Oct 15-18. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant X: MG40 New Music Festival: The Virtuosity of Excess - Lori Freedman and CCMC. Lori Freedman, clarinet; Michael Snow, piano; John Oswald, saxophone; Paul Dutton, sound singer; John Kamevaar, drums; and others. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (adv); (st/members). Festival runs Oct 15-18. ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Dan Cooper Concert Series: Danny Michel and Jeremy Fisher. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. . ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. The Bad Plus Joshua Redman. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-872-4255. .50- .50, .50 includes VIP meet & greet (limited availability). Friday October 16 ●●12:10: Music at St Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Emily Chiang, piano and Mara Plotkin, clarinet. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Works from 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. ●●1:30: York University Department of Music. Vocal Masterclass with Jackalyn Short. Young singers from the studios of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan, Janet Obermeyer and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Observers welcome. ●●7:00: St. Michael’s Choir School. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy: Founder’s Day Concert. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416-397- 6367 x6043. Free will offering. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La Traviata. See Oct 8 for details. Also runs Oct 16, 17, 21, 24, 29, 30, Nov 1, 4, 6; start times vary. ●●7:30: Heliconian Club. Debut: New Beginnings. Bach: Ein ungefärbt Gemüte; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in d, Op.49; Marshall: Solo Cello with Loop; Wagner/Liszt: Liebestod; Songs by Garcia Lorca. Maria Soulis, mezzo; Velma Ko, violin; Kye Marshall, cello; Nataliya Lepeshkina, piano; Suzanne Yeo, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. ; free(child). ●●7:30: Koichi Inoue. Piano Recital. Fauré: Thème et variations; Albéniz: La Vega; Chopin: Scherzo No.3; Liszt: Sonnetto 123 del Petrarca and Après une Lecture du Dante. Remenyi House of Music, Music Room, 210 Bloor St. W. 905-450-9220. Free. Pre-registration required; donations accepted. ●●7:30: Sri Chinmoy Centre. Songs of the Soul. Works by Chinmoy. Six European and Canadian ensembles. St. Michael’s College School, 1515 Bathurst St. 647-748-8513. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Back to the Future with Live Orchestra. Film “Back to the Future” (Alan Silvestri) with orchestra accompaniment. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. .50–1. Also Oct 17. ●●8:00: Earwitness Productions. Eve Egoyan: Intimate Music in an Intimate Space. J.M. Sherlock: rake, rake; Storring: byland; L.C. Smith: Nocturnes and Chorales. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-551-3544. ; (sr/st/ arts worker). Also Oct 17, 18. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Johandrew Slominski. Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue, Op.21; Chopin: Etudes, Waltzes and Mazurkas. Johnandrew Slominski, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st/arts workers). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant X: MG40 New Music Festival: MG Encore. Gotham: Miniature Pieces; works by Allison Cameron and Martin Arnold (who are participating in a preshow interview), Ann Southam, Erik Ross and others. MG Encore Ensemble (Wesley Shen, Mara Plotkin, Sharon Lee, Bryan Holt, Wallace Halladay and others). 197 John St. 416- 204-1080. /(adv); (st/member); (festival pass). 7:00: doors open. 7:15: artists interview. Festival runs Oct 15-18. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Good Lovelies. Special guest: Tim Chaisson. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416- 872-4255. .50-.50. ●●8:00: The Oratory. Rosary with Motets: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, with Musical Meditations. Lassus: Si ambulavero; Adversum me loquebantur; Palestrina: Reges Tharsis; Byrd: Circumdederunt me; Morales: O Crux ave; Guerrero: O Crux splendidior; Byrd: Agnus Dei from Mass for 5 Voices; Organ postlude: Toccata and Fugue in d “The Dorian”. Philip Fournier, organ and conductor. The Oratory, Holy Family Church, 1372 King St. W. 416-532-2879. Free. Free parking. Earwitness Productions presents www.eveegoyan.com Saturday October 17 ●●Toronto Early Music Centre/Early Music Fair. 12:00 noon: Surinder Mundra, spinet. Works by Byrd, Bull, Dowland and Purcell. 12:30: Surinder Mundra, spinet. Works by Byrd, Bull, Dowland and Purcell. 1:00: Capella Intima. English madrigals and part songs from the 16th to 18th centuries. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Jennifer Enns Modolo, alto; Bud Roach, tenor and director; David Roth, baritone. 1:30: Capella Intima. English madrigals and part songs from the 16th to 18th centuries. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Jennifer Enns Modolo, alto; Bud Roach, tenor and director; David Roth, baritone. 2:00: Cardinal Consort. Jenkins: Newarke Seidge; Tomkins: ‘Sad paven for these distracted tymes’; works by Lupo and Lawes. 2:30: Cardinal Consort. Jenkins: Newarke Seidge; Tomkins: ‘Sad paven for these distracted tymes’; works by Lupo and Lawes. Fort York National Historic Site, Various locations, 250 Fort York Blvd. 416-464-7610. ; .50(sr/st); .25(children). Includes admission to Fort York Historical Site and Early Music Fair. ●●1:00: Music Gallery. X Avant X: MG40 New Music Festival: Town Hall: Music Gallery At 40. Kick-off of the first major MG strategic planning exercise since 2006. Christopher McKinnon, moderator. 197 John St. 416-204- 1080. Free. Festival runs Oct 15-18. ●●2:00: King Music Collective. David Occhipinti with Dan Fortin and Terry Clarke. David Occhipinti, guitar; Dan Fortin, bass; Terry Clark, drums. Home of Michele Mele and Luciano Tauro, 15785 8th Concession, King Township. 1-800-838-3006. ; (st). Includes beverage and snack. ●●2:00: Paskke String Quartet Presents. In Concert. Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.3 Op.44; Zemlinsky: String Quartet No.1 Op.4; other works. Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora. 416-720-9041. ; (sr/st); free(5 and under). ●●3:00: Walmer Road Baptist Church. Fall Organ Recital: Pipedreams. Imre Olah, organ; Adam Batstone, classical guitar. 188 Lowther Ave. 416-924-1121. Free, donations welcome. ●●6:30: Opera by Request. Gotterdammerung. Conclusion of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Lenard Whiting, tenor (Siegfried); Susan EVE EGOYAN performing intimate new piano works by Linda Catlin Smith, Nick Storring and John Mark Sherlock + CD Launch of “Thought and Desire” World Première Recordings by LINDA CATLIN SMITH October 16-18, 8 pm / Small World Music Centre,Toronto For tickets/information: smallworldmusic.com Tickets , Students/Seniors/Arts Workers Tsakaris, soprano (Brunnhilde); Andrew Tees, baritone (Hagen); George Ossipov, bass-baritone (Gunther); Jillian Yemen, mezzo (Waltraute); and others; Nordic Opera Canada Chorus (Brigitte Bogar, conductor); William Shookhoff, piano/conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455- 2365. . ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La Traviata. See Oct 8 for details. Also runs Oct 16, 17, 21, 24, 29, 30, Nov 1, 4, 6; start times vary. ●●7:30: Harmony Singers/Queensmen Male Chorus. Date Night. You’re Just In Love; You’ll Never Walk Alone; We Rise Again; Georgia on My Mind; and others. Harvey Patterson and Oksana Vignan, conductors. St. Paul’s United Church (Milton), 123 Main St. E., Milton. 905- 878-8895. ; (st). ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Rachmaninoff: Vespers. Rachmaninoff: Vespers; Tavener: Song for Athene. Tallis Choir of Toronto, Peter Mahon, director. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (Toronto), 131 McCaul St. 416-286-9798. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Back to the Future with Live Orchestra. Silvestri: Film “Back to the Future” with orchestra accompaniment. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. .50–1. Also Oct 16. ●●7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. Haydn & Mozart. Haydn: Cello Concerto in C; Mozart: Symphony No.29. Mark Chambers, cello; Tony Browning, conductor. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 905-727- 6101. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Earwitness Productions. Eve Egoyan: Intimate Music in an Intimate Space. J.M. Sherlock: rake, rake; Storring: byland; L.C. Smith: Nocturnes and Chorales. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-551-3544. ; (sr/st/ arts worker). Also Oct 16, 18. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant X: MG40 New Music Festival: Tyondai Braxton, New Chance thewholenote.com Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 | 39

Volumes 21-24 (2015-2018)

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