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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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; (under 30). 1:15: Music & Truffles for ages 5-11. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Warlock’s Capriol Suite. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Amadeus Choir. Luminosity. James Whitbourn: Luminosity; Bob Chilcott: Canticles of Light; Êriks Ešenvalds: Stars; Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna; Hussein Janmohamed: Sun on Water. Amadeus Choir; Steven Dann, viola; Diana Atherton Davis, singing bowls; Shawn Grenke, piano; Lydia D o n i z e tt i ’ s A. Concerts in the GTA Don Pasquale Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm Artistic Director ~ Geoffrey Butler Stage Director ~ Renee Salewski Production Design ~ Frank Pasian Lydia Adams, Conductor & Artistic Director LUMINOSITY SUN. NOV. 1, 2015 4PM Eglinton St. George’s United Church 416.446.0188 www.amadeuschoir.com Adams, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-446-0188. -. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Music of Fauré. Choral Evensong for All Saints’ Day. Fauré: Requiem; other works. Voices Chamber Choir; Ron Cheung, conductor. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Includes Pumpkin Tea and an illustrated talk on Plainsong and the Prayer Book. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Mariachi Vespers with Jorge Lopez and Mexico Opera for Everyone 2015/2016 SEASON Puccini’s Tosca Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm Artistic Director ~ Sabatino Vacca Stage Director ~ Giuseppe Macina Production Design ~ Frank Pasian Subscriptions and Tickets: Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts 905 787. 8811 Amigo Band. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. All Saints Day with the Chamelon Band. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:00: Aradia Baroque Ensemble. On the Path of Champlain. In celebration of Samuel de Champlain’s 1615 visit to Ontario. Works by Lambert, Lully, Charpentier and Hotterre. Katherine Hill, soprano; Patrice Dutil, narrator; Kevin Mallon, conductor. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 647- 960-6650. ; (sr/under 30). ●●10:15: Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. Sounds of Survival: Music of the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz. Jeri Robins, cantor. Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave. 416- 487-4161. Free. Education Week runs Nov 2-9. Monday November 2 ●●2:00: Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. Remembering Yiddish Culture through Song. Sing-a-long of pre-war Yiddish songs with Etta Donnell. Kensington Place Retirement Residence, 866 Sheppard Ave W., Toronto, ON. 416-636-9555. Free. Education Week runs Nov 2-9. ●●7:30: Fraser Jackson with Monique de Margerie and Friends. Poulenc Sextet. Works from the last century by Poulenc and others. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 697-4743. -. ●●8:00: The Oratory. Usus Antiquior: Requiem Mass for All Souls. Works by Palestrina and Morales. Oratory Chant Schola with 5-voice men’s choir; Philip Fournier, conductor. The Oratory, Holy Family Church, 1372 King St. W. 416-532-2879. Free. Donations accepted. Free parking. Tuesday November 3 ●●12:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuesday Performance Class for Singers. Songs of Requiem and Light presented by Sunday Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. Kaffeemusik The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci Through narration, art, and music from both East and West, the TCC explores a Jesuit scholar’s fascinating journey into the heart of Ming China. With guests: The China Court Trio Kathleen Kajioka (96.3FM), narrator Church of the Redeemer 162 Bloor St. West at Avenue Road third-year Oratorio class. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:30: 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 Oct 27, Nov 5. ●●6:30: Canadian Opera Company. Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition. Vocal showcase of young Canadian singers selected from nationwide auditions, followed by dinner with competition finalists and COC artists. COC Orchestra; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. ,500(dinner); 0(cocktail reception). 5:30: Cocktails. Wednesday November 4 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Orford String Quartet. Beethoven: Op.59 No.3; Op.130 with the Grosse Fugue finale. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. , (sr), student. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Emanuel Ax. Works by Beethoven and Chopin. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. TBA. Thursday November 5 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Haydn the Master. Haydn’s earliest works contrasted with his final compositions from Opus No.77. COC Orchestra members. 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. 46 | Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

416-346-3910. . Includes coffee and snack. Also Oct 1. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. MacMillan: The Country Wife; Lee Lesselman: Make Me a Willow Cabin; Jon Magnussen: Twinge. Midori Koga, piano; Lindsay Kesselman, soprano; Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Ashley Tidy, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. 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 Oct 27, Nov 3. ●●2:00: Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. From Despair to Hope: A Musical Tribute in Song. Deborah Staiman, vocals; Asher Farber, piano. Hazelton Place Retirement Residence, 111 Avenue Rd. 416-928-0111. Free. Education Week runs Nov 2-9. ●●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: Opera York. Tosca. Puccini. Romulo Delgado (Cavaradossi); Rachel Cleland (Tosca); Nicolae Raiciu (Scarpia); Sabatino Vacca, artistic director; Giuseppe Macina, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -; (st). Also Nov 7. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Fall Major Opera Production: The Medium/The Telephone. Gian Carlo Menotti, composer. Sandra Horst, conductor, Patrick Du Wors, designer; costumes by Lisa Magill; Michael Patrick Albano (The Telephone) and Anna Theodosakis (The Medium), directors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. , (sr); (st). Opera Talk half an hour prior to each performance in Room 130. Also Nov 6,7 (7:30); Nov 8(2:30). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Wind Symphony and York University Symphony Orchestra Preview Concert. Mark Chambers and William Thomas, conductors. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. . ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Musikk for Hardanger and Strings. Rebekka Wolkstein, Sarah Fraser Raff, Brandon Chui, Wendy Solomon, Alex Samaras and GREX (chorus). 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Cecilia Quartet. Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat, Op.50, No.6: Nicole Lizée: New Commission (world premiere); Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op.44, No.2. Min-Jeong Koh, violin; Sarah Nematallah, violin; Caitlin Boyle, viola; Rachel Desoer, 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. ●●8:00: Neuberger Holocaust Education Week/Ashkenaz Foundation. Máramaros: The Lost Jewish Music of Transylvania. Muzsikás. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-979-9901. Ticket price TBA. Education Week runs Nov 2-9. BAROQUE MASTERS Nov 5-8 416.964.6337 tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Baroque Masters. Corelli: Concerto Grosso; Fasch: Orchestral Suite in d; Bach: Concerto for violin in a, BWV1041; Locatelli: Concerto “Il Pianto d’Arianna”; Vivaldi: Concerto for two violins and two oboes in F. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Elisa Citterio, guest director and violin. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. ; (sr); (under 18). Also Nov 6, 7, 8(3:30). Post-performance talk on Nov 5. Friday November 6 ●●12:10: Music at St Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Su Jeon Higuera, 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: Music at Metropolitan/Toronto Centre, Royal Canadian College of Organists. In Recital: Stefan Engels, Organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. ; (18 and under). Nov 7: Masterclass (see under ETCeteras). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Fall Major Opera Production: The Medium/The Telephone. See Nov 5. Also Nov 7 (7:30); Nov 8(2:30). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix Series: David Sanborn. Jazz. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Baroque Masters. See Nov 5. Also Nov 7, 8(3:30). Saturday November 7 ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Big Bold Brass! Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries; Williams: Superman March. Øystein Baadsvik, tuba; Sameer Patel, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. .50 to .75. ●●3:00: Peter Margolian and Friends. In Concert. Pijper: Sonata for flute and piano; Gàl: Sonata for violin and piano; Finney: Divertimento for oboe, piano and percussion. Isobel Buda, flute; Hazel Boyle, oboe; Peter Margolian, piano; Mike Murphy, percussion; Steve Prime, violin. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-980-5475. Free. ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Spectral Contrasts. I Te Timatanga (Maori action song), Inuit dancing, drumming and throat singing; other works. Guest: James Westman, baritone; Elise Bradley, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416- 932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). Annual tour fundraising concert. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Big Bold Brass! Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries; Williams: Superman March. Øystein Baadsvik, tuba; Sameer Patel, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. .50 to .75. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Pyramus and Thisbe. See Oct 20 for details. Also runs Oct 25, 28, Nov 5, 7; start times vary. ●●6:00: Gallery 345. Jazz at Gallery 345. Workshop & performance. Larnell Lewis, drums; Robi Botos, piano; Mike Downes, bass. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). 6:00-6:45 composition/rhythm section workshop; 7:00 performance. ●●7:30: Canadian Art Song Project. The Living Spectacle. Erik Ross: The Living Spectacle; Brian Harman: Sewing the Earthworm; R. Strauss: Ophelia Lieder; Libby Larsen: Try Me, Good King. Ambur Braid, soprano; Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Steven Philcox, piano; Jennifer Nichols, dancer. Extension Room, 30 Eastern Ave. 647-352-7041. ; (adv). Phone number is for venue only. Tickets at canadianartssongproject.ca. ●●7:30: Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. From Budapest to Toronto: A Personal Journey in Music and Words. Moshe Hammer and the Hammer Band. Grace Church on-the- Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. Free. Education Week runs Nov 2-9. ●●7:30: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. A Concert of Remembrance. Yorkminster Park Baptist Choir; Hedgerow Singers; Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Rob Crabtree, piper; Colleen Burns, narrator; Elizabeth Anderson, organ; Lark Popov, piano; Eric N. Robertson, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Admission free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Impressario/Bastien and Bastienne. Mozart. Stephanie Ferracane, soprano (Mrs. Heartfelt/Bastien); Michelle Danese, soprano (Miss Silvertone/ Bastienne); Larry Tozer, bass-baritone (Mr. Buskin/Colas); William Shookhoff, piano/ Search listings by genre online at thewholenote.com conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Opera York. Tosca. Puccini. Romulo Delgado (Cavaradossi); Rachel Cleland (Tosca); Nicolae Raiciu (Scarpia); Sabatino Vacca, artistic director; Giuseppe Macina, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -; (st). Also Nov 5. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Fall Major Opera Production: The Medium/The Telephone. See Nov 5. Also Nov 8(2:30). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Monsoon-Music. Indian classical traditions combined with jazz. Jonathan Kay, saxophones, bansuri; Andrew Kay, saxophones, eastern reed instruments, percussion; Justin Gray, fretless bass, electric bass, percussion. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646- 4677. . ●●8:00: Canadian Opera Company. Pyramus and Thisbe. See Oct 20 for details. Also runs Oct 25, 28, Nov 5, 7; start times vary. ●●8:00: Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. The Lost Rhapsody of Leo Spellman. Paul Hoffert of Lighthouse. Temple Har-Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave., Thornhill, ON. 905-889- 2252. Free. Education Week runs Nov 2-9. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Baroque Masters. See Nov 5. Also Nov 8(3:30). thewholenote.com Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 | 47

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