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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.

C. In the Clubs (Mostly

C. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) D. The ETCeteras 10 Frank Botos Quartet. October 17 Chris Gale Quartet. October 24 Steve Hall Quartet. October 31 Richard Hill Quartet. Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule) All shows: 9pm Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 reposadobar.com (full schedule) October 1, 2 10pm Reposadists Quartet: Tim Hamel (trumpet), Jon Meyer (bass), Jeff Halischuck (drums), Roberto Rosenman (guitar), with Sandy Alexander (voice). Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 reservoirlounge.com (full schedule). Every Tue 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed 9:45pm Bradley and the Bouncers. Every Thu 9:45pm Mary McKay. Every Fri 9:45pm Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Every Sat 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 therex.ca (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. October 1 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Gabriel Palatchi Group. October 2 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 9:45pm Chuck Jackson. October 3 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7pm Fredericton’s Keith Hallett; 9:45pm Nancy Walker Quintet. October 4 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Nick Morgan Quartet; 9:30pm Julian Anderson-Bowes. October 5 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Alexander Brown Group. October 6 6:30pm Kim Ratcliffe Group; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. October 7 6:30pm Myriad Trio; 9:30pm Kandinsky Effect (France/ Brooklyn). October 8 6:30pm Travelling Wall- Berry’s; 9:30pm Kandinsky Effect (France/ Brooklyn). October 9 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Lester McLean Group; 9:45pm New York’s Linda Oh “Sun Pictures”. October 10 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm George Lake Big Band; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm New York’s Peter Brendler. October 11 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Nick Morgan Quartet; 9:30pm David Rubel Group. October 12 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Socialist Night School. October 13 6:30pm Kim Ratcliffe Group; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. October 14 6:30pm Myriad Trio; 9:30pm Brian Charette Organ Trio (NYC). October 15 6:30pm Travelling Wall-Berry’s; 9:30pm Brian Charette Organ Trio (NYC). October 16 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Lester McLean Group; 9:45pm New York’s George Colligan Trio. October 17 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Paul Reddick - Blues; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. October 18 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters - Blues; 7pm Nick Morgan Quartet; 9:30pm Three Blind Mice. October 19 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm E.M.S.: Emergency Musical Services Big Band. October 20 6:30pm Kim Ratcliffe Group; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. October 21 6:30pm Myriad Trio; 9:30pm Roberto Occhipinti. October 22 6:30pm Travelling Wall-Berry’s; 9:30pm Barry Elmes Group. October 23 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Lester McLean Group; 9:45pm Barry Elmes Group. October 24 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Mississauga Big Band; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Humber Faculty Sextet. October 25 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland Band; 7pm Nick Morgan Quartet; 9:30pm New York’s Lana Is. October 26 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. October 27 6:30pm Kim Ratcliffe Group; 9:30pm Montreal’s McGill Big Band. October 28 6:30pm Myriad Trio; 9:30pm New York’s Josh Benko Quintet. October 29 6:30pm Travelling Wall-Berry’s; 9:30pm New York’s Josh Benko Quintet. October 30 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:45pm Jeff King’s Catalyst. October 31 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Group; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm New York’s Matt Marantz. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full schedule) Sauce on the Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 sauceondanforth.com All shows: No cover. Every Mon 9pm The Out Of Towners: Dirty Organ Jazz. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth. Seven44 (Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken) 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931 seven44.com (full schedule) October 5 7:30pm Advocats Big Band No cover. October 12 7:30pm The Big City Big Band No cover. October 19 7:30pm George Lake Big Band No cover. October 26 7:30pm Mega City Swing Band. Stori Aperitivo 95 King St. E 416-361-0404 stori.ca (full schedule) Toni Bulloni 156 Cumberland St. 416-967-7676 tonibulloni.com (full schedule) No cover. Saturday shows: 9pm. food/ drink minimum. Sunday shows: 6pm. food/drink minimum. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 tranzac.org 3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC. Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Thurs 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays: Houndstooth. Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things (folk). Galas and Fundraisers ●●Oct 22 5:30-11:00pm: Ken Page Memorial Trust. Annual Jazz Fundraiser saluting the Jazz Party Giants’ special tribute to Jim Galloway. Cocktail reception, gala dinner, grand raffle prizes; Lifetime Achievement Award to Mark Miller. Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-515-0200. 0. ●●Oct 23 6:30: Canadian Sinfonietta. Annual Fundraising Gala: Concert, Dinner and Dance. Featuring Canadian Sinfonietta members. Program TBA. Premiere Ballroom and Convention Centre, 9019 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill. 416-723-1249; canadiansinfonietta@ gmail.com 8 (VIP); (reg). Competitions ●●Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Choral Composition Competition for emerging composers. Winner receives 00, Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition, and TMC premiere of work at the January 20 th Symposium concert. More info and submission requirements: tmchoir.org/new-choral-composition-competition-for-emerging-composers/ Deadline for submissions: Nov 13 2015. Festivals, Fairs, Festivities ●●Oct 17 11:00am-4:30: Toronto Early Music Centre. Toronto Early Music Fair. Featured are scheduled mini-showcase concerts on recorders and viols, early keyboard instruments, historical woodwinds, and other period instruments, as well as displays/exhibits, musical instruments and music retailers, plus numerous informal presentations by historical performance enthusiasts. New Location: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd. 416-464-7610. Admission: .00 (adults); .50 (st/sr); .25 (children). Admission includes both Early Music Fair and Fort York. Lectures, Salons, Symposia ●●Oct 01 – Dec 03 9:30am-11:00am: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Appreciation Course: How Music Works. This practical course combines guided listening and active participation in basic musicianship exercises. Instructor: James Stager. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; rcmusic.ca/musicappreciation 5. ●●Oct 01 – Nov 19 10:00am-12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Appreciation Course: Music Through the Ages: The Romantic Era Continues. Discover (or rediscover) the Romantic symphony and concerto, musical nationalism and exoticism, program music, the music of Russia, the birth of ballet, Romantic opera and more. Instructor: Clayton Scott. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; rcmusic.ca/musicappreciation 5. ●●Oct 03 2:00: Arraymusic. MUSIC 101: Hieroglyphs and An Extended Look at the Piano, Part 1. Arraymusic explores the ambience and colour of Linda Smith’s Hieroglyphs, and pianist Dr. Réa Beaumont explores extended techniques on the piano through the music of Canadian composer Barbara Pentland. Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-532-3019; arraymusic.com ●●Oct 03 6:30: Istituto Italiano di Cultura. La Traviata. Lecture by conductor Mo. Marco Guidarini, who will share his interpretation of Verdi’s opera. 496 Huron St. RSVP: iictoronto@esteri.it Free. ●●Oct 06 – 27 10:30am-12:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Appreciation Course: Mediterranean Crossroads: Greek Music and Beyond. Explore the fascinating cultural exchange between Asia, Africa and Europe beginning in Egypt then spreading to Greece, Rome, and the Byzantium. Instructor: Dimitra Marangozis. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; rcmusic.ca/ musicappreciation 0. ●●Oct 06 7:00: North York Central Library. Looking for Love in Verdi’s La Traviata. Opera Canada editor Wayne Gooding introduces the COC’s new production of Verdi’s perennial favourite. 5120 Yonge St. To register: 416- 395-5639. Free. ●●Oct 07 – Nov 11 1:00-3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Appreciation Course: First Nights. Travel back in time to the premieres of five iconic musical masterpieces: Monteverdi’s Orfeo in 1607, Handel’s Messiah in 1742, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in 1824, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique in 1830, and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 1913. Instructor: Dr. Julia Zarankin. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; rcmusic.ca/musicappreciation 5. ●●Oct 09 – Nov 13 10:00am-12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Appreciation Course: Sweet Concordance: Baroque Instrumental Music. Through active listening, imagery and discussion, this course explores the various forms, instrumental sounds and national styles of Baroque chamber and orchestral music. Instructor: Alison Melville. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; rcmusic.ca/musicappreciation 5. ●●Oct 13 1:30: Oakville Opera Guild. Member’s Choice. Featuring Opera Guild members Tom Beese, Helen Scott & Nadine McLean. Come be surprised by our presenters’ choices! Oakville Public Library Central Branch, 120 Navy 54 | Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

St. Oakville. 905-827-5678; Oakville.Opera. Guild@outlook.com (proceeds go towards our scholarship fund, to be awarded to a student attending the Faculty of Music at the U of Toronto, and support our annual donation to the Canadian Opera Company). ●●Oct 18 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Traviata’s Violetta, the First Feminist Heroine in Opera. Guest speaker: Robert Harris. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 924-3940. . ●●Oct 21 – Nov 25 7:00-8:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Appreciation Course: Ethnomusicology and World Music: An Introduction. This class will delve into ethnomusicology – the study of music in culture – using a myriad of world musics that contribute to Toronto’s musical landscape. Instructor: Mike Anklewicz. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; rcmusic.ca/musicappreciation 5. ●●Oct 23 8:00: Oakville Opera Guild. Children & Opera: The magic that happens when these two worlds collide. Featuring Dawn Martens, Director of Children’s Opera at Buchanan Park School, Hamilton. Please contact for details on location. 905-827-5678; Oakville. Opera.Guild@outlook.com (proceeds go towards our scholarship fund, to be awarded to a student attending the Faculty of Music at the U of Toronto, and support our annual donation to the Canadian Opera Company). ●●Oct 26 – Nov 30 7:00-8:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Appreciation Course: Joyful Noise: A History of Western Sacred Music. Understand how Gregorian chant evolved into polyphony, how polyphony evolved into the music of Handel, Bach, Mozart, Haydn, and the late romantics, and how sacred music continues to evolve and thrive in the secular society of today. Instructor: John Holland. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408-2825; rcmusic.ca/musicappreciation 5. ●●Oct 27 – Nov 24 7:00-8:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Appreciation Course: Jazz Vocals: Legendary Ladies. This course will explore the style, sound and strengths of five of the preeminent vintage female jazz singers: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah D. The ETCeteras Vaughan, Blossom Dearie, and Nina Simone. Instructor: Heather Bambrick. 273 Bloor St. W. For information and to register: 416-408- 2825; rcmusic.ca/musicappreciation 5. ●●Oct 28 8:00am-5:00: Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre/UHN Toronto Western Hospital/Open Lab/Artists’ Health Alliance. Art Heals Health / Health Heals Art. Participatory, experiential symposium where artists, health professionals, patients and policy makers will celebrate the creative projects that have enriched the healthcare experience of so many patients and health care providers. The day will feature experiential activities, forums for discussions and exchange, key note speakers as well as opportunities to meet a diverse group of professionals from the Arts and Healthcare. Daniels Spectrum Centre, 585 Dundas St. E. To register: arthealshealth.uhnopenlab.ca 5. ●●Oct 28 9:30am-12:30: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Artists New to Canada – Integrating Socially and Professionally in Canada. Citizenship Judge Wojciech Sniegowski moderates a panel comprising Toronto-based Canadians originally from other countries: Sonia Oduwa Aimy, jazz and world music singer (Nigeria via Italy); Natasha Roldan, singer/songwriter (Colombia); Younggun Kim, pianist (Korea); and Yasmina Proveyer, artist manager (Cuba via China). Lula Music and Arts Centre, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-362-1422; ircpa.net Free. ●●Oct 28 1:30-4:00: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Meet the Arts Labour Unions for the Arts. Understanding services available and how and why rules are made. Panelists: Arden Ryshpan, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association; Michael Murray, Toronto Musicians’ Association; Dr. Réa Beaumont, pianist, board member, Toronto Musicians’ Association. Lula Music and Arts Centre, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-362- 1422; ircpa.net Free. ●●Oct 30 9:30am-12:30: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. All About Composers/Interpreters: Commissions, Licensing, Collaborations, Copyright, 25 TH ANNIVERSARY FALL WORKSHOP Music for learning is music for fun A delightful and thought-provoking workshop on the engaging power of music to build vital life, learning and musical skills in children. Participants of all levels are welcome. Oct 25, 10:30am - 4:30pm Edward Johnson Building, Room 330, University of Toronto with Catherine West – a senior associate with Connexionarts, an artsin-education consulting company. Ms West has an international reputation as an author, workshop clinician, and course instructor. Information and registration at ecmaontario.ca Digital Distribution. Panel includes Matthew Fava, CMC Ontario Region; Brian Harman, Canadian League of Composers; Paul Hoffert, composer and recording artist; moderated by Glenn Hodgins, executive director of the Canadian Music Centre. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-362-1422; ircpa. net IRCPA members (or for the day); non-members ( for the day). ●●Oct 30 1:30-4:00: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Meet the Funders: Policies, Deadlines, Juries, Applications, Reports.Panel includes Christy DiFelice, Toronto Arts Council; David Parsons, Ontario Arts Council; and a representative from the Canada Council for the Arts; moderated by Glenn Hodgins, executive director of the Canadian Music Centre. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-362-1422; ircpa. net IRCPA members (or for the day); non-members ( for the day). ●●Nov 01 2:30-5:30: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Who’s Who in the Industry. William Littler moderates a high-voltage session that examines the challenges and advantages of the present day, through the perspectives of music presenters, managers, performers, journalists, publicists and more. Panelists include Annette Sanger, Women’s Musical Club; Anthony Sargent, Luminato Festival; Stan Passfield, Orillia Concert Society; Faye Perkins, Real World Management/Records; Kathy Domoney, Domoney Artists Management; and others. 416-362-1422; ircpa.net Performing Arts Lodge, 110 The Esplanade. IRCPA members; non-members ●●Nov 021:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Four of the Greatest Scenes from Four of the Greatest Operas. With opera educator Iain Scott. Does the stage director make a difference? Iain will examine the ways in which all-time great scenes from Carmen, Don Giovanni, Aida and Tosca have been interpreted in widely different productions. 750 Spadina Ave. To register: 416-924-6211 x0. . ●●Nov 07 7:00: The Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Quiz ‘n Kaye. Fun prevails with a riotous quiz on all things Victorian. Plus, hear Danny Kaye and Nelson Eddy sing G&S, through recordings, with Canon Michael Burgess providing context, a bit of bio, and ‘answers oracular.’ St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor Street E. 416-763-0832. Guests: . ●●Second Tuesday of every month (excluding December & June/July): Duke Ellington Society, Toronto chapter. Meeting dedicated to learning more about Ellington’s music. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. For membership details: 416-239-2683. ●●Every Wednesday to Nov 30: Majlis Arts. Artists in the Library residency: Pneuma Ensemble. Medieval music events, including lecture/demos, kids and adult programs, and an anglo-norman werewolf theatrical extravaganza just after Halloween. Fairview Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. torontopubliclibrary.ca/search. jsp?Ntt=pneuma+ensemble Free. Masterclasses ●●Oct 17 10:00am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music/Hannaford Youth Program. Trombone Master Class with Joe Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Effects of External Vibration on Voice Quality in Trained Female Singers Dr. Jennifer Anderson and her research team at St. Michael’s Hospital are looking for healthy female singers to participate in a new research study: If you are a soprano or mezzo-soprano, a non-smoker, have about 5 years of singing experience, and are 18 years of age or older you may be eligible for this study. Purpose: to investigate the use of a novel external vibration technique to improve singers’ vocal warm up. We would like to see if desirable acoustic properties in the voice improve after the external vibration technique is applied. Participation in this study is voluntary and will involve a single visit to the Voice Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital. The study visit will last approximately 90 minutes and includes a video stroboscopy, which is an excellent opportunity to view your vocal cords! If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact the study coordinator and provide your contact information: William To 416-864-6060 x6591 tow@smh.ca REB# 14-080 thewholenote.com Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 | 55

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Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019
Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018
Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018
Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018
Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018
Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018
Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018
Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018
Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017
Volume 23 Issue 2 - October 2017
Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017
Volume 22 Issue 9 - Summer 2017
Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017
Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017
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Volume 22 Issue 5 - February 2017
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