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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.

Vaughan Williams: A Sea

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Erin Wall, soprano; Russell Braun, baritone; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75–8. Also Oct 24. Free pre-concert performance by The TSO Chamber Soloists (with your concert ticket). Intermission chat with Tom Allen. Post-concert chat with Kenneth Brummel and Peter Oundjian. Thursday October 22 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Cross-Cultural Synthesis. Jazz combined with traditional Indian classical music. Monsoon, Indo-Jazz collective. 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. Opera Spotlight. Preview of the Opera Division’s production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium and The Telephone. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Paul Jessen, organ; Joy Lee, violin. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free; donations welcome. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Poland’s Gospel Joy. Agnieszka Tomaszewska-Górska, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Jazz Orchestra. Gordon Foote director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (st). ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Indigo Girls with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-9.50. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Alex Cuba. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●8:00: York University Department of Music. Improv Soiree. Evening of A. Concerts in the GTA improvisation in a participatory open mike set-up. Hosts: Improv studios of Casey Sokol. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Performers and observers welcome. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Cuarteto Casals. Mozart: Quartet in G, K387; Kurtág: 12 Microludes, Op.13, Hommage à Andras Mihály; Ravel: Quartet in F. Abel Tomàs, violin; Vera Martinez, violin; Jonathan Brown, viola; Arnau Tomàs, cello. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. , ; (st); age 18 to 35: pay your age. Toronto Debut. Friday October 23 ●●12:10: Music at St Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Melody Chan, piano and Esther Choi, flute. 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. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Pyramus and Thisbe. See Oct 20 for details. Also runs Oct 25, 28, Nov 5, 7; start times vary. ●●7:30: Cathedral Church of St. James. Gloucester Cathedral Church in Concert. Music by Britten, Howells, Finzi, Tippett. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. L’Italiana in Algieri. Rossini. Elizabeth McLeod, mezzo (Isabella); Asitha Tennekoon, tenor (Lindoro); Janaka Welihinda, bass-baritone (Mustapha); Jay Lambie, baritone (Taddeo); Jennifer Rasor, soprano (Elvira); and others; William Shookhoff, piano/conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . William O’Meara and Bill Findlay (Cello) October 23 organixconcerts.ca ●●7:30: Organix Concerts. Finale Concert. William O’Meara, organ, and William Findlay, cello. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-769-3893 or 1-877- 769-5224. ; (sr); (st); Free(18 and under). ●●7:30: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Music for a King. Handel: Coronation Anthems, Water Music Suite and Let the Bright Seraphim. Choir and soloists. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961 8116. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis Masters/DMA Series: Contemporary English Song Repertoire. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Amara Kanté/Kouraba Toronto. 3rd Annual Music Festival: Pre-Festival Launch Party. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-802-2784. RSVP only. Limited Space. Oct 24: Concert of the Masters. Oct 26, 27: Kouraba Masterclass. Lorraine Klaasen Group Friday, Oct. 23, 8 pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Lorraine Klaasen Group. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905- 713-1818. /(adv). Cash bar. ●●8:00: Bloordale United Church. Jazz with Richard Whiteman Quintet. Terra Hazelton, voice; Richard Whiteman, piano; Tim Hamel, trumpet; Shawn Nyquist, tenor saxophone; James Thomson, bass; Jeff Halischuk, drums. 4258 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-620-5377. ; (st). Bar and refreshments. ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. The Raumantic Touch. Raum: “Banquet Hall” from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e; 42 | Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D. Guest: Erika Raum, violin. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; (sr); (st); free(child). ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Stories of Remembrance. Howells: Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing; Vaughan Williams: Rest; Daley: In Remembrance; For the Fallen; McCullough: Holocaust Cantata; and other works; readings to accompany. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971- 9229. ; (sr); (st); free to war veterans or victims of war. I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE GAME OF THRONES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 RD , 8PM www.ifuriosi.com ●●8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. Game of Thrones. Guest: Christopher Bagan, harpsichord. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-923-9030. , (sr/st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix Series: The “Order of Canada” Band. Performance by recipients of the Order of Canada. Rhapsody in Blue; Peterson: Canadiana Suite; Gilliland: Dreaming of the Masters II; Dwyer: new works. Jens Lindemann, trumpet; Tommy Banks, piano; Guido Basso, flugelhorn/trumpet; Terry Clarke, drums; Phil Dwyer, saxophone; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Saturday October 24 with the Toronto Children’s Chorus Let Earth Resound October 24, 2015 3:00pm torontochildrenschorus.com ●●3:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Let Earth Resound. Toronto Children’s Chorus training choirs and choral scholars; Nexus; Elise Bradley, conductor. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●4:30: 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. ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory. Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists Series: Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). ●●6:00: Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus. Celebrating the Bandura: Past, Present and Future. Guest: Ruslana. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 1-800-653-8000. –. ●●7:00: Amara Kanté/Kouraba Toronto. 3rd Annual Music Festival: Karamo Tolon -- Concert of the Masters. Amara Kanté; Kassé Mady Diabaté; Adama Dramé; Youssouf Diabaté; Sekouba Bambino; and others; DJ Soul “Le Sourcier”, emcee. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-802-2784. /(adv). Oct 23: pre-festival launch party. Oct 26, 27: Kouraba Masterclass. ●●7:00: York University Department of Music. G.I.V.E.: Gospel Inter-Varsity Explosion. York University Gospel Choir, University of Toronto Gospel Choir, McMaster University Gospel Choir and Humber Gospel Choir; Corey Butler and Karen Burke, conductors. Guests: Gospel Joy; Toronto Mass Choir. Islington Evangel Centre, 49 Queen’s Plate Drive. 416-747-7208. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series. Duo AquaDulci. Pierre-André Pashley, violin and Renee Kruisselbrink, piano. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-450-9220. PWYC. ●●7:30: Music at St Andrew’s. Voices of Peace, Dreams of Home. Music marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Brian Stewart, foreign correspondent; Rick Phillips, music expert; Lenny Graf & his Orchestra. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. /(4 or more). ●●7:30: Musikay. Dieu, l’Homme, l’Amour. Moutin: Ave Maria; Clement: Jacquin Jacquet; Arbeau: Belle Qui Tient; and other works. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-825-9740. ; (sr); (35 and under). 6:30: Pre-concert chat and tea. ●●7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Hands Across the Water. Tallis: If Ye Love Me; Rheinberger: Bleib bei uns; Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs; Willan: Gloria Deo per immensa saecula; other works. Pax Christi Chorale; Guests: Gloucester Cathedral Choir. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-786- 2509. -. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest/Patio Records. Healing Garden Music Fest. Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer; Anne Walker; Chris Coole; Ivan Rosenberg. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-264-2235. ; (adv). Robinson Hall. Benefit to raise funds to create and build a healing garden at the MacKenzie Health Foundation, Richmond Hill. ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. OYAN! Project (Awakening). Multi-disciplinary work integrating poetry, music and dance. Music inspired by Azerbaijani composer Ali-Zadeh. Sashar Zarif, dancer and choreographer; international musicians. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. Starting at . Also Oct 25(mat). ●●8:00: Alata Harmonia Chorus of Canada. Works of Jin Xiang. Jin Xiang: Five Songs from Shi Jing; Four Songs from Yue Fu; selection of folk songs (arr. Jin Xiang). Guests: Traditional Chinese instrumental group. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-662-8278. -. ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra Markham. Symphonie Fantastique. Franck: Le Chasseur Maudit; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C, Op.15; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique. Host: Alexa Petrenko; Anson Hui, piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. –; (sr); (st/child). 7:00: Silent Auction; 7:15: Prélude(pre-concert recital); 7:30: pre-concert chat and complimentary champagne. ●●8:00: Payadora Tango Ensemble. In Concert. CD release. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz Series: Katrina 10 Years On. Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Cuban sextet; Emeline Michel, Haitian singer/songwriter. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Breaking Bad: Colourful Characters In Music. Mozart: Overture To Don Giovanni; Rapoport: If Elvira Hadn’t Arrived In Time, (variations On Mozart’s “La Ci Darem La Mano”, From Don Giovanni)(premiere); Bizet/De Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, For Violin And Orchestra; Debussy: Syrinx – For Solo Flute; Stravinsky: Petroushka; John Williams: The Imperial March (Darth Vader Theme) From Star Wars V. Artur Chakhmakhchyan, violin (young artist); Lesley Duff, flute; Alex Eddington, narrator; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 429-0007. ; (sr); (st); (under 10). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. La Mer & A Sea Symphony. Debussy: La mer; Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Erin Wall, soprano; Russell Braun, baritone; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75–8. Also Oct 21. Intermission chat with Tom Allen. Post-concert chat with Kenneth Brummel and Peter Oundjian. Sunday October 25 ●●2:00: Aga Khan Museum. OYAN! Project (Awakening). Multi-disciplinary work integrating poetry, music and dance. Music inspired by Azerbaijani composer Ali-Zadeh. Sashar Zarif, dancer and choreographer; international musicians. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. Starting at . Also Oct 24(eve). WITH SPECIAL GUEST EUROVISION 2004 WINNER MASSEY HALL OCTOBER 24 • 6:00 www.bandura.org thewholenote.com Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 | 43

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