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Volume 21 Issue 3 - November 2015

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"Come" seems to be the verb that knits this month's issue together. Sondra Radvanovsky comes to Koerner, William Norris comes to Tafel as their new GM, opera comes to Canadian Stage; and (a long time coming!) Jane Bunnett's musicianship and mentorship are honoured with the Premier's award for excellence; plus David Jaeger's ongoing series on the golden years of CBC Radio Two, Andrew Timar on hybridity, a bumper crop of record reviews and much much more. Come on in!

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●●6:00: Ross Petty Productions. Peter Pan in Wonderland. Runs from Nov 27 to Jan 3. Various times. See Nov 27 (7:00) for details. ●●7:30: Achill Choral Society. Rejoice. Rutter: Magnificat; and other works. Christopher Dawes, organ; Shawn Grenke, piano; Roger Flock, percussion; A. Dale Wood, conductor. St. James Roman Catholic Church (Colgan), 2118 Adjala-Tecumseth Townline, Colgan. 905-936-5060. ; (13-17); (child). Also Nov 28 (Bolton), Dec 6 (Orangeville). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Percussion Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The Lamb: An A Cappella Christmas Concert. Works by Gibbons, Purcell, Tallis, Britten, Poston and Taverner. Theatre of Early Music Choir; Students of the Schola Cantorum; Daniel Taylor, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. , (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective. Light Show. Basanta, M. Stein and J. Stein: Music for Lamps; works by Oesterle, Bolaños Chamorro, Murail and Rainey. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 647-456-7597. /(adv); (sr/st/arts)/(adv). Monday November 30 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Brass Chamber Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. A. Concerts in the GTA Tuesday December 1 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Preludes and Pralines. Works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Albéniz, Gershwin, Billy Mayerl and others. Linda Ippolito, piano. 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. Tuesday Performance Class for Singers. C’est bientôt Noël!: A French Christmas Celebration. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:00: Ross Petty Productions. Peter Pan in Wonderland. Runs from Nov 27 to Jan 3. Various times. See Nov 27 (7:00) for details. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Woodwind Chamber Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 0492. Free. ●●8:00: Massey Hall/Polaris Music Prize. Tanya Tagaq and Owen Pallett. Tanya Tagaq, Inuit throat singing, electronica, industrial and metal influences; Owen Pallet, violin and loop pedal. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416- 872-4255. .94-.50. Wednesday December 2 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonhour Recitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Roots of India, Grown in Canada. All-Canadian program of pop, folk and Indo-fusion originals. Autorickshaw. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●6:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Cantatas in the Cathedral. Bach: Cantata, BWV132 and organ works. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Christina Stelmacovich, alto; Robert Busiakiewicz, tenor; David Roth, bass; David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. PWYC. All donations go directly to the artists. ●●7:00: Ross Petty Productions. Peter Pan in Wonderland. Runs from Nov 27 to Jan 3. Various times. See Nov 27 (7:00) for details. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Jim Lewis and Christine Duncan, conductors. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis Series: Opera Excerpts. Master’s and DMA voice students. Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978- 0492. Free. ●●7:30: Village Voices. Christmas Carols Sing-Along. Brass Quintet; Village Voices Community Choir; Joan Andrews, conductor. Cornell Recital Hall, 3201 Bur Oak Ave., Markham. 905-471-4464. Admission by donation. Thursday December 3 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: A Very Cadence Christmas. A cappella bebop standards, 1980s hits and holiday classics. Cadence. 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. Thursdays at Noon. Morawetz: Sonata for flute and piano; Sonata for trumpet and Stories of The Season Friday,December 4th, 2015, 8pm, 383 Huron Street, Toronto Come celebrate through spoken word and Canadian music. Featured composers include Daley, Raminsh, Sirett and Willan. 416-971-9229 www.exultate.net an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario piano; Kuzmenko: Melancholy Waltz; Coulthard: Fanfare Sonata for trumpet and piano; Baker: Elegy for flute and piano. Susan Hoeppner, flute; Gillian MacKay, trumpet; Lydia Wong, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Stephen Boda, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331. Free. ●●7:00: Ross Petty Productions. Peter Pan in Wonderland. Ross Petty’s final bow. A fractured fairytale combining Peter Pan with Alice in Wonderland. Ross Petty; Eddie Glen; Dan Chameroy; Jessica Holmes; Tracey Flye, director; Chris Earl, playwright; Guests: Anthony MacPherson; Steffi DiDomenicantonio; Jordan Clark; Lamar Johnson; Taveeta Szymanowicz. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-599-9090. -; -(under 12). Runs from Nov 27 to Jan 3. Various times. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. World Music Ensemble; Klezmer Ensemble; Japanese Drumming Ensemble; Pedram Khavarzamini, World Music Artist in Residence. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Symphony Orchestra. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/ st). BACH CHRISTMAS ORATORIO Dec 3-6 416.964.6337 tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach Christmas Oratorio. Jana Miller, soprano; Benno Schachtner, countertenor; James Gilchrist, tenor; Peter Harvey, baritone; Ivars Taurins, director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; - (sr); -(st). Also Dec 4, 5, 6(mat). Friday December 4 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity- St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●7:00: Ross Petty Productions. Peter Pan in Wonderland. Runs from Nov 27 to Jan 3. 48 | Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

Various times. See Nov 27 (7:00) for details. ●●7:30: Ontario Christian Music Assembly. Christmas Christian Festival Concert. Guests: Beatrice Carpino, soprano; Michael Ciufo, tenor; Adolfo De Santis, piano; Andre Knevel, organ, Liselotte Rokyta, panflute; Hansen Trio; Toronto Brass Quintet; Choirs of OCMA; Leendert Kooij, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-636-9779. -. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. PianoFest. Piano students perform. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 0492. Free. ●●8:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Handel’s Messiah. Lydia Adams, conductor; guest artists: The Amadeus Choir; Meredith Hall, soprano; Laura McAlpine, mezzo; Bud Roach, tenor; Matthew Zadow, baritone; Patricia Wright, organ; Robert Venables and Robert DiVito, trumpets; and Orchestra. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 217-0537. ; (sr); (st). Pre-concert dinner at the Albany Club, . ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Stories of the Season; A Canadian Noël. Raminsh: Magnificat; and works by Anderson, Daley, Holman, Sirett, Willan, and others. Daniel Bickle, organ. St. Thomas Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. . Manoli, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach Christmas Oratorio. Jana Miller, soprano; Benno Schachtner, countertenor; James Gilchrist, tenor; Peter Harvey, baritone; Ivars Taurins, director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; - (sr); -(st). Also Dec 3, 5, 6(mat). ●●8:00: Tempus Choral Society. A Festival Noel Christmas Concert. Tempus Choral Society; Tempus Children’s Choir; Tempus Jazz Choir. Clearview Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905- 338-5202. . Also Dec 5. ●●8:00: Upper Canada Choristers/Cantemos Latin Ensemble. Wolcum Yole! Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Rutter: Of a Rose, a lovely Rose (from his Magnificat); The Coventry Carol; Cherubini: Veni Jesu; Aguiar: Psalmus; Andreo: O magnum mysterium; other works. Performed a cappella by Cantemos. Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor; Cecilia Lee, piano. Guest: Emily Belvedere, harp. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510. ; free(high school st/child). Saturday December 5 ●●12:00 noon: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243. Free. Donations accepted. Also at 2 pm. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Family Concerts: Routes of Andalucia. Music of ancient Andalucia with Arabic, Jewish, and Gypsy cultures. David Buchbinder, trumpet; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●2:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416- 598-3444 x243. Free. Donations accepted. Also at 12:00. ●●2:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church/ City. 7th Annual City Carol Sing. Choirs, Brass, Organ, Readings. Bach Children’s Chorus; That Choir; The Hedgerow Singers; Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir; Guests: John McDermott; Maev Beaty; Gord Martineau; True North Brass. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. A collection will be taken for the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank. ●●3:00: Massey Hall/St. Michael’s Choir School. A Toronto Christmas Tradition. Dr. Jerzy Cichocki, Maria Conkey, Jordan de Souza, and Terry Dunn, conductors; William O’Meara, accompanist; Guests: Michael Colvin, tenor; Lori Gemmel, harp; True North Brass; SMCSAA Jubilee Choir. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. -. Also Dec 6. ●●3:00: Tempus Choral Society. A Festive Noel Christmas Concert. Tempus Choral Society; Tempus Children’s Choir; Tempus Jazz Choir. Clearview Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905- 338-5202. . Also Dec 4. ●●7:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. Songs for a Winter Night. St. John’s United Church by the Choirs of the Ontario Christian Music Assembly Roy Thomson Hall Friday December 4th, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Leendert Kooij Director ●●8:00: Show One Productions. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in Recital. Vivaldi: Sposa son disprezzata from Bajazet; Bellini: Three Songs; R. Strauss: Four Songs; Dvořák: Song to the Moon from Rusalka; Liszt: Three songs; and songs and arias by Barber and Giordano. Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano; Anthony The Barra MacNeils A Celtic Christmas Choirs of the OCMA TICKETS ARE: / / ORDER YOUR TICKETS FROM: Ontario Christian Music Assembly 90 Topcliff Avenue, Downsview, Ontario M3N 1L8 Please enclose payment. ORDER BY PHONE: 1-416-636-9779 OR BY EMAIL: landmkooy@rogers.com ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DAVID AMBROSE Saturday, December 5, 2015 / 8:00 pm / Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre Canada’s Celtic ambassadors join MFC for Celtic-infused songs of the season. Tickets: livingartscentre.ca / 905-306-6000 f themississaugafestivalchoir.com l mfchoir / mfchoir.com ST. MICHAEL’S CHOIR SCHOOL at MASSEY HALL Saturday DECEMBER 5 at 3PM Sunday DECEMBER 6 at 3PM TICKETS to MASSEY HALL 416.872.4255 WWW.CHRISTMASCONCERT.CA CONDUCTORS dr.jerzy cichocki, maria conkey, jordan de souza & teri dunn ACCOMPANIST william o’meara SPECIAL GUESTS michael colvin, tenor lori gemmel, harpist true north brass smcsaa jubilee choir 1965 -2015 YEARS at Massey Hall thewholenote.com Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 | 49

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