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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.

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA and Pantayo. Individual performances and collaborations. Tyondai Braxton, modular synthesizer and samples; Victoria Cheong, sampler, sequencers, loops, effects and voice; Pantayo, all-women gong ensemble; Grace Nono, vocals. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (adv); (st/members). Festival runs Oct 15-18. TURNING POINT Sat. Oct 17 | Oliphant Theatre ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Turning Point Ensemble. Sokolović: ...and I need a room to receive five thousand people with raised glasses...; Morlock: Luft Suite; Chang: Three Windows; L.C. Smith: Gold Leaf; Louie: A Curious Passerby at Fu’s Funeral. Owen Underhill, conductor. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15: Introduction. ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Dan Cooper Concert Series: Heritage Blues Orchestra. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905- 815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. . ●●8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Virtuosity Unleashed. Light classics. Michael Bridge, accordion/digital accordion; Ontario Philharmonic String Quartet. Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-721- 3399 x2. -. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Dream Serenade. Bahamas; Joel Plaskett; Hayden; TUNS (Chris Murphy, Mike O’Neill, Matt Murphy); Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle; The Weather Station; Choir! Choir! Choir! Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. . In support of services for children with developmental disabilities. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix Series: Season Gala -- Philip Roth’s Everyman featuring Meryl Streep and Takács Quartet. Pärt: Psalom; Britten: String Quartet No.3 Op.94 (Passacaglia); Shostakovich: String Quartet No.2 in a (Elegy-Adagio); Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in d, D810 “Death and the Maiden” (Andante con moto); readings from Roth: Everyman. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. SOLD OUT. Sunday October 18 ●●2:30: Tudor Consort. Tudor Music for the Foster Memorial. Benefit concert. Works TRIO IN D MINOR OP. 120 EIGHT PIECES OP. 83 TRIO (1973) 40 | Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015

y Allegri, Byrd, Tompkins, Tallis, Sheppard and others. Thomas Foster Memorial, 9449 Concession Rd. 7, Uxbridge. 705-357- 2459. Admission by donation. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. What Sweeter Music: Celebrating Eleanor Daley. A variety of compositions by Eleanor Daley in honour of her 60th birthday. MacMillan Singers and Women’s Chamber Choir; Eleanor Daley, organist; Hilary Apfelstadt conductor. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Three. Fauré: Trio in d, Op.120; Bruch: Eight Pieces, Op.33; Rota: Trio (1973). Amici Chamber Ensemble: Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; David Hetherington, cello; Serouj Kradjian, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (under 30); (st). 2:30 preconcert chat. ●●3:00: Cantabile Chorale of York Region. A Classy Affair. Robert Richardson, conductor; Lona Richardson, piano. Guests: Alexa Ball, flute; Ethel Briggs, organ; Angela Gibbon, soprano; Thornhill Chamber Music Ensemble. Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905-731-8318. ; (child). ●●3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Going Dutch. Johan de Meij: T-Bone Concerto; Sinfonietta No.1; Extreme Make-Over. Johan de Meij, guest conductor; Joe Alessi, trombone soloist. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. ; (sr); (under 35); (st). ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Russian Connection. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3; Stravinsky: Firebird Suite; Adler: Juggler from “Five Pieces Written after Marc Chagall.” Stewart Goodyear, piano; Kevin Mallon, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (child/OTopus 14-29). 2:15: pre-concert chat. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory/Show One Productions. Music Mix Series: Igudesman & Joo -- And Now Mozart. Blend of classical music and comedy. Aleksey Igudesman, violin; Richard Hyung-ki Joo, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. ●●3:00: Vesnivka Choir. Premiere Performance. Hurko: Liturgy No.4(Vesnivka); Ave Maria; Gentle Light. Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir. St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4 Bellwoods Ave. 416-246-9880. Free. Post-concert reception. ●●4:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Joyful Sounds: Songs of Thanksgiving. Somers: Gloria; Glick: Triumph of the Spirit; Copland: In the Beginning; Tiefenbach, arr.: All Creatures of Our God and King; Whitacre: I Thank You God. Lydia Adams, conductor; guests: Shawn Grenke, piano/organ; Trillium Brass Quintet: Andre Dubelsten and Scott Harrison, trumpets; Mikhailo Balaik, horn; Cathy Stone, trombone; Jonathan Rowsell, tuba. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); (st). ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers with John MacMurchy Quartet. John MacMurchy, saxophone/clarinet; Mark Kieswetter, piano; Dan Ionescu, guitar; Ross Mac- Intyre, bass. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Joe Sealy, piano; Pal Novotny, bass. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. Emma Kirkby Lute recital with Jakob Linberg and graduate students Sunday October 18 at 7:30 pm Trinity College Chapel, U of T For tickets, call 416-408-0208 or visit ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The Muse’s Garden: Dame Emma Kirkby Lute Song Recital. Emma Kirkby, soprano; Jakob Linberg, lute; graduate voice students from the Historical Performance Area. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408-0208. ; (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 and 17. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant X: MG40 New Music Festival: Absolutely Free and Keita Juma. Absolutely Free, analog electronics, African polyrhythms, psychedelia, Bollywood and Krautrock; Keita Juma, rapper/producer. THE 5 TH annual lullabiE s of broadway FEATURING THE 22 pIEcE Toronto All-Star big band A fund-raising event supporting Meals on Wheels, P.O.I.N.T. and YPBC Refugee SPonSoRShiP PRogRam WedneSdaY, oCtoBeR 21, 2015 - 7:00 Pm YoRkminSteR PaRk BaPtiSt, 1585 Yonge St, Cameron hall Tickets .00 | To order call 416-485-1573 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (st/members); (festival pass). 7:00: doors open. Festival runs Oct 15-18. Monday October 19 ●●12:00 noon: Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. 19th Annual Free Noon Hour Choir & Organ Concerts. David Baskeyfield, organ. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert. Student soloists. Patricia Wait, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Konus Quartet: Four Saxophones. Works by Jurg Frey, Peter Ablinger and Chiyoko Szlavnics. Konos Quartet (Christian Kobi, Fabio Oehrli, Jonas Tschanz and Stefan Rolli). 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Tuesday October 20 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Ritmos Brasileiros. Fusion of chamber music, jazz and the infectious sounds of Brazilian choro. Afiara String Quartet; Graham Campbell, guitar, arranger and composer. 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: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●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. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concerts. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Pyramus and Thisbe. New Canadian opera and two early baroque classics. Monk Feldman: Pyramus and Thisbe (world premiere); Rachmaninoff: Vespers Rachmaninoff’s dramatic tribute to the fallen of World War I resounds in the mystical acoustics of St. Patrick’s Church. Tavener: Song For Athene Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 pm St. Patrick’s Church 141 McCaul St. Director Peter Mahon Monteverdi: Lamento d’Arianna; Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo (Thisbe, Arianna, Clorinda); Phillip Addis, baritone (Pyramus, Tancredi); Owen McCausland, tenor (Testo); Johannes Debus, conductor; Christopher Alden, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5; (under 30). Also Oct 23, 25, 28, Nov 5, 7; start times vary. ●●7:30: Toronto Masque Theatre. Ben Jonson and the Masque. Katherine Hill, voice and viola da gamba; Larry Beckwith, voice and violin; other guests. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-410-4561. ; (30 and under). Wednesday October 21 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. Imre Olah, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: All Star Big Band. Lullabies of Broadway. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-485-1573. . Supporting Refugee Program, P.O.I.N.T. and Meals on Wheels. ●●7:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. The 5th Annual Lullabies of Broadway. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-485- 1573. . A fund-raising event supporting Meals On Wheels, P.O.I.N.T. and YPBC Refugee Sponsorship Program. ●●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: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Toronto Sacred Harp Singing. Selections from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson Edition. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC. Also Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 16. Singing is participatory; songbooks to borrow. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The Music of Gibbons, Purcell, Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns. Choral program. The Oratorio Class (Darryl Edwards); Schola Cantorum (Daniel Taylor); with Hilary Apfelstadt and Elaine Choi, conductors. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. La Mer & A Sea Symphony. Debussy: La mer; Tickets: , Seniors: , Students with ID: (only at the door) Info: 416 286-9798 Order online: an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 | 41

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