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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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●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Pyramus and Thisbe. See Oct 20 for details. Also runs Oct 25, 28, Nov 5, 7; start times vary. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Invesco Piano Concerts Series: Simone Dinnerstein. Schumann: Kinderszenen Op.15; Lasser: Breughel Suite (Canadian premiere); J.S. Bach: French Suite No.5 in G, BWV 816; Schubert: Four Impromptus D899 Op.90. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. ●●3:00: Symphony on the Bay. Northern Delights: A Sibelius Celebration. Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D; Grieg: Piano Concerto in a. Ben Smith, piano. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905- 681-6000. -. ●●3:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Voices Across Centuries. Works by Josquin, Gjeilo, Fauré, Kodály, Chatman and others. The Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus; Mark Ramsay, Elaine Choi and Tracy Wong, conductors. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. PWYC. ●●9:15: Schola Magdalena. Saint Crispin’s Day. 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. Chant, Medieval and Renaissance polyphony. Guests: Gloucester Cathedral Choir(men); Schola Magdalena Women’s Ensemble. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. PWYC. Tuesday October 27 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Songs from the Heart. Lieder; Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring. Quinn Kelsey, baritone; Rachel Andrist, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ with special guest ARCHITEK PERCUSSION ctet music of Oesterle, Brady, Staniland and Psathas TRANZAC CLUB (292 Brunswick Ave) 8pm Oct 28 $ 20 / $ 15 / $ 10 torqpercussion.ca A. Concerts in the GTA Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Erika Nielsen, clarinet. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcome. ●●1:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Singing Our Songs. Arias and Lieder. Young artists in the classical vocal performance 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. Also Nov 3, 5. ●●7:00: Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. Concert in Honour of Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak. Atis Bankas, violin; Constanze Beckman, piano. Beth Torah Congregation, 47 Glenbrook Ave., Toronto, ON. 416-901-3831. Free. Also Nov 15. ●●8:00: Talisker Players. Renovated Rhymes: Songs and Stories for Grown-up Children. Raum: Renovated Rhymes; Seiber: The Owl and the Pussycat; Forsyth: The Dong with the Luminous; Uyeda: The Sex Lives of Vegetables; Jordahl: Verses from Ogden Nash; other works; readings from Thurber: Fables for Our Times. Guests: James McLennan, tenor; Doug MacNaugton, baritone; Ross Manson, actor/reader. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. ; (sr); (st). 7:15: Pre-concert chat. Also Oct 28. Wednesday October 28 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: MJO Sessions. Traditional and contemporary jazz masterworks, including new compositions by Canadian composers and own students. McGill Jazz Orchestra; Joe Sullivan, trumpet and director. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. Catherine Gray, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. Ensemble Made in Canada. Works by Burge. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (members/arts workers). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Pyramus and Thisbe. See Oct 20 for details. Also runs Oct 25, 28, Nov 5, 7; start times vary. ●●8:00: Metropolitan United Chrurch. Abraham: An Oratorio Dedicated to the Progenitor of Three Faiths. Composed by Richard Warrack. Featuring Richard Margison (Abraham). Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-809-6044. ; (st); (VIP). Masaaki Suzuki conducts the Bach Collegium Japan WED., OCT. 28, 8PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS: 416.408.0208 ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Chamber Music Concerts Series: Masaaki Suzuki Conducts the Bach Collegium Japan. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV1050; Oboe d’amore Concerto in A, BWV1055R; Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering, BWV1079; Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV199 (Solo Cantata for Soprano). Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. ●●8:00: Talisker Players. Renovated Rhymes: Songs and Stories for Grown-up Children. See Oct 27. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius Symphony 2. Nielsen: Helios Overture; Bartók: Violin Concerto No.1; Sibelius: Symphony No.2. Benjamin Schmid, violin; John Storgårds, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75–8. Also Oct 29(mat). Intermission chat with Tom Allen. ●●8:00: TorQ Percussion Quartet. Percussion Octet. World premieres by Oesterle and Staniland; new arrangements of works by Oesterle, Brady and Psathas. Guests: Architek Percussion. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-788-8272. ; (sr/arts worker); (st). Thursday October 29 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Teng Li and Meng-Chieh Liu. Selections from Joseph Jongen, Paul Hindemith and Viktor Ullmann, arranged for viola and piano by Meng-Chieh Liu. Teng Li, viola; Meng-Chieh Liu, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. The Musicians In Ordinary for the Lutes and Voices 7:30PM October 30, 2015 Madden Auditorium, Carr Hall, St. Michael’s College, 100 St. Joseph St. Prophetiae Sibyllarum Orlando Lassus’s chromatic Latin songs for four voices; with lute Fantasias by his contemporary Melchior Neusidler Tickets / students and seniors ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Sarah Svendsen, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Free; donations welcome. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius Symphony 2. Nielsen: Helios Overture; Bartók: Violin Concerto No.1; Sibelius: Symphony No.2. Benjamin Schmid, violin; John Storgårds, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50–.75. Also Oct 28(eve). Intermission chat with Tom Allen. ●●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: Moonaura Music. Moonlight Caravan: Souls, Saints and Insanity. Ellington: Caravan; Purcell: Bess of Bedlam, Case: Into Flight; Eatock: Saints; Poulenc: La dame de Monte Carlo; works by Berlioz, Bernstein, Brahms, Handel. Melanie Conly soprano; Gregory Millar, piano. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-712-5863. ; (st). ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall/Small World Music. Mariza. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. .50-9.50. Friday October 30 ●●12:10: Music at St Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Jordan Klapman, piano. 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. 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: Orpheus Choir. Phantom of the Opera. An original choral soundtrack accompanying the 1925 classic silent horror film. Edward Moroney, organ. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-530-4428. , (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Orginal Jazz Funk: A Tribute to Charles Mingus. Diane Roblin, keyboards and Reconnect: Richard Underhill, sax; Alexis Baro, trumpet; Chris Wallace, drums; Howard Spring, guitar; Mike Pelletier, bass. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922- 2014. ; (sr/st/members); free(Friend/ Patron). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. HANATSU miroir / Samuel Andreyev. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (st/member). ●●8:00: Musicians in Ordinary. Prophetiae Sibyllarum. Works by Lassus; Neusidler: Fantasias for lute. John Edwards, lute. Fr. Madden Hall, Carr Bldg., St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, 100 St Joseph St. 416- 535-9956. ; (sr/st). 7:30: Pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Renée Fleming, Soprano. Rachmaninoff: In the Silence of the Secret Night, Op.4/3; The Water Lily, Op.8; Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne, Op. 4/4; Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne--Baïlèro; Malurous qu’o uno fenno; Brezairola. Gerald Martin Moore, piano. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. .50-9.50. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Quiet Please, 44 | Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

There’s a Lady on Stage Series: Edith Piaf @ 100. Performed with photos, images, and English translations. Anne Carrère, vocals. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. ●●8:00: Sultans of String. CD Launch: Subcontinental Drift. Guest: Anwar Khurshid, sitar. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-922-8435. ; (st). ●●9:00: Music at Metropolitan/Toronto Centre, Royal Canadian College of Organists. Phantoms of the Organ. A Hallowe’en howl of unearthly delights. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Donations support student organists. Saturday October 31 ●●3:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Zoltán Mága: From Budapest with Love. Hungarian ballads, waltzes, arias, gypsy music and folk dance. Zoltán Mága, violin; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Also 8:00. ●●3:00: Latvian Guild of Organists of North America. 30th Anniversary Festival Concert. Works by J.S. Bach, Muthel, Liszt, Gardonyi, Kalejs and others. Guest: Vita Kalnciema. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-626-8910. ; (st). ●●7:30: Li Delun Music Foundation. Teng Li and Meng-Chieh Liu: Viola and Piano Concert. Hindemith: Sonata (1939); Paganini: La Campanella; Brahms: Hungarian Dances; John Williams: Theme from Schindler’s List; works by Tchaikovsky, Ullmann, and Jongen. Teng Li, viola; Meng-Chieh Liu, piano. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 647-825- 7833. ; (st); (VIP, includes one signed CD). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Psycho with Live Orchestra. Herrmann: Film “Psycho” with orchestra accompaniment. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50–1. ●●8:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Zoltán Mága: From Budapest with Love. Hungarian ballads, waltzes, arias, gypsy music and folk dance. Zoltán Mága, violin; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Also 3:00. ●●8:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Soirée. Works by Rachmaninoff and others, arranged by Gordon Murray. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43, Var.18; Vocalise, Op.34 No.14; Piano Concerto No.2(1st mvt); other works. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. ; (st). Sunday November 1 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music & Truffles: Vivacious Violins - One-hour Interactive Presentation. Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins Op.56; Violin Sonata No.1 in f Op.80; Saint- Saëns: Violin Sonata No.1 in d Op.75; Sarasate: Navarra, Op.33 for two violins and piano. Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi, violins; Jeanie Chung, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . For ages 5-11(adults welcome). 3:15: Full concert. ●●2:00: 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. ●●2:00: Latvian Guild of Organists of North America. Festival Service and Concert. Six North American Latvian organists; Latvian Vocal Ensemble (Brigita Alka, conductor); Emilija Rozensteina, cello; Lauma Pruse; piano; Vita Kalnciema, organ; Ingrīda Gutberga, organ. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-626-8910. Freewill offering. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters Songmasters Series: Songs of Remembrance. Monica Whicher, soprano; Rachel Andrist, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket. Adi Braun, voice. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: McMichael Canadian Art Collection. McMichael Concert Series: Genevieve Marentette Quartet. 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg. 905-893-1121 x2209. ; ; (st). Ticket price includes gallery admission. ●●3:00: Milton Philharmonic Orchestra. The Magical World of Disney. St. Paul’s United Viola: Teng Li Principal Viola, Toronto Symphony Orchestra Piano: Meng-Chieh Liu Professor of Curtis Institute of Music and New England Conservatory Church (Milton), 123 Main St. E., Milton. 905- 302-3169. ; (sr); (st/child). ●●3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci. Guests: China Court Trio; Kathleen Kajioka, narrator. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416- 763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). Coffee, tea and home baking to follow. ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. H.M.S. Pinafore: A Tribute Concert to Gilbert and Sullivan. “He is an Englishman”. Gregory Finney(Sir Joseph Porter); Charlotte Knight(Josephine); Rosalind McArthur(Mrs. Cripps); Natasha Fransblow, piano/music director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. –. ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Vivacious Violins. Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins Op.56; Sonata No.1 in f Op.80 for violin and piano; Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in d Op.75; Sarasate: Navarra, Op.33 for two violins and piano. Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi, violins; Jeanie Chung, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. Saturday, October 31, 2015 7: 30 pm. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON M2J 4S4 We welcome you all to come in your Halloween gear. Tickets: , , (Student), .00 (VIP inlude one signed CD) www.bemusednetwork.com/events, The Li Delun Music Foundation (404/Finch) 416-490-7962 Hanlin Graphic and Signs (Chinatown) 416-595-5050 Infiniti Strings. (Warden/Steeles) 905-513-3777, Enquiry: 647-825-7833 info@lidelun.org thewholenote.com Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 | 45

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