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Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016

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What's a vinyl renaissance? What happens when Handel's Messiah runs afoul of the rumba rhythm setting on a (gasp!) Hammond organ? What work does Marc-Andre Hamelin say he would be content to have on every recital program he plays? What are Steve Wallace's favourite fifty Christmas recordings? Why is violinist Daniel Hope celebrating Yehudi Menuhin's 100th birthday at Koerner Hall January 28? Answers to all these questions (and a whole lot more) in the Dec/Jan issue of The WholeNote.

First compositions by

First compositions by Handel, Vivaldi and other Baroque era composers. Hallie Fishel, soprano; John Edwards, lute; Christopher Verrette and Patricia Ahern, violins; Borys Medicky, keyboards. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-535-9956. ; (sr/ st). Also Jan 2(eve). Tickets: 416.872.4255 roythomson.com January 1 • 2:30 pm Roy Thomson Hall ●●2:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Salute to Vienna. Strauss waltzes; music from Die Fledermaus and Merry Widow. Katarzyna Dondalska, soprano; Franz Gürtelschmied, tenor; members of the Hungarian National A. Concerts in the GTA Ballet; Strauss Symphony of Canada; Imre Kollár, conductor; and others. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -5. Also Jan 3 (Hamilton). Saturday January 2 ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Student Prince. See Dec 27(3:00); Also Jan 3. ●●8:00: Musicians in Ordinary. Opus 1’s. First compositions by Handel, Vivaldi and other Baroque era composers. Hallie Fishel, soprano; John Edwards, lute; Christopher Verrette and Patricia Ahern, violins; Borys Medicky, keyboards. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-535-9956. ; (sr/ st). Also Jan 1(mat). Sunday January 3 ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Student Prince. See Dec 27(3:00). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. Thomas Fitches, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Tuesday January 5 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Sophia Anna Szokolay, violin; Gergely Szokolay, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241- 1298. Free; donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. Premiere of a work by Andrew Ager. Andrew Ager, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Marc-André Hamelin. Mozart: Piano Sonata No.18 in D, K576; Liszt: Toronto Festival Orchestra, with Huan Jing, conductor Winner, China Li Delun Conducting Competition, Qingdao Yike Tony Yang, piano Winner, 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition, Warsaw Yuhe Li, violin Winner, 2015 International Leopold Bellan Violin Competition, Paris TICKETS (VIP), , , , | TCA box office 416-733-9388 ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-2787 | bemusednetwork.com/events Info Li Delun Music Foundation 416-490-7962 info@lidelun.org Music TORONTO MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN January 5 at 8 pm Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude; Liszt: Venezia e Napoli; Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21, D960. Marc-André Hamelin. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. , ; (st); age 18 to 35: pay your age. Wednesday January 6 ●●10:00am: Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. Taylor Academy Showcase Series. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. Aaron James, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-967-1167. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Come Together. Julie Michels, vocals. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Thursday January 7 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Re-imagining - TPM. Afro-contemporary dance drawing inspiration from the Diaspora. KasheDance; Kevin A. Ormsby, choreographer. 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. 416-346-3910. . Includes coffee and snacks. ●●12:00 noon: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Andrew Ager, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. Friday January 8 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international music. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. Saturday January 9 ●●7:30: Li Delun Music Foundation. New Year’s Concert 2016. Styne: Gypsy Overture; Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from Samson and Dalila; Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor; Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt); Sibelius: Violin Concerto (1st mvt); Chinese folk music. Yike Tony Yang, piano; Yuhe Li, violin; Toronto Festival Orchestra; Huan Jing, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-490-7962. -. ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. The Orchestra in Baroque Germany. Participants of the Tafelmusik Winter Institute. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. PWYC. General admission. I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE UNREQUITED Saturday January 9, 2016 8pm Calvin Presbyterian Church www.ifuriosi.com ●●8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. Unrequited. Works by Purcell, Charpentier, Luzzaschi, and others. Guests: Merry-Anne Stuart and Stephanie Martin. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-536-2943. ; (sr/st). Sunday January 10 ●●2:30: Musically Speaking. Music of Giuseppe Antonio Doni. Sylvain Bergeron, archlute. St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. 416-464-7610. PWYC. ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. In Concert. Works by Schubert, Brahms and Peter Tiefenbach. James Campbell, clarinet; Leo Erice, piano; Leslie Fagan, soprano. Heliconian Hall, 46 | December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

James Campbell clarinet Leo Erice piano Leslie Fagan soprano Sunday Jan. 1o, 3pm Heliconian Hall SyrinxConcerts.ca 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st). Post-concert reception. HIGH STANDARDS ❚ The best of the American songbook Jan. 10, 3:30 pm & Jan. 12, 8 pm www.taliskerplayers.ca Talisker Players Music ●●3:30: Talisker Players. High Standards. Kern: Swing Time; Rodgers and Hart: Babes in Arms; Gershwin: Porgy and Bess; Bernstein: On the Town; Sondheim: A Little Night Music. Virginia Hatfield, soprano; James Levesque, baritone. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. ; (sr); (st/underemployed). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Tribute to Max Roach & Clifford Brown. Steve McDade, trumpet; Perry White, saxophone; Robi Botos, piano; Scott Alexander, bass; Brian Barlow, drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Quintagious Woodwind Quintet. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Theremin Meets Piano Monday January 11 Pamelia Stickney Marie-Theres Rauba Mon Jan 11 8 PM Gallery 345 ●●8:00: Alexander Rapoport. Theremin Meets Piano. Improvisations and demonstration of the theremin. Alexander Rapoport: Sonata for Theremin and Piano; Works by Messiaen, Ravel and Stravinsky. Pamelia Stickney, theremin; Marie-Theres Rauba, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (sr/st). Tuesday January 12 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Hyperborea. Eric St-Laurent Quintet. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Amy Lee, cello. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcome. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuesday Performance Class for Singers: Orastoryo. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Wednesday January 13 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. Imre Olah, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-967-1167. Free. Thursday January 14 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Music from the Salon. Works by Schubert, Mozart, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Brahms. Erik Lawrence, 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. Thursdays at Noon: Eric Nowlin, Viola and James Parker, Piano. Schumann: selections from Märchenbilder, Op.113; Brahms: Sonata in f, Op.120 No.1. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Matthew Whitfield, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. Free. Music TORONTO JACK Quartet November January 14 at 8 pm 10 at 8 pm Co-produced with New Music Concerts ●●8:00: New Music Concerts/Music Toronto. JACK String Quartet. Adams: The Wind in High Places; Zorn: The Remedy of Fortune; Otto: Rodericus, Angelorum Psalat; Xenakis: Tetras. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -; (st/accompanying adult ½ price); pay your age(18-35). 7:15: Introduction. Friday January 15 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international music. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What Makes it Great? Mozart Symphony 40. Mozart: Symphony No.40, K550. Rob Kapilow, conductor and host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-.75. Saturday January 16 ●●3:00: Suzanne Yeo. Piano Recital. Schubert: Sonata in B-flat, D960; Brahms: Scherzo, Op.4; Godowsky: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Johann Strauss’ Künstlerleben. Suzanne Yeo, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-996-7215. . ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. .00 - .00. ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Classical Guitarist Paolo Martelli. Works by Bach on an 11-string guitar, Assad, Bellinati, and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964- 8298. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Jupiter Symphony. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K527; “Madamina, il catalogo è questo” and “Dalla sua pace” from Don Giovanni, K527; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.9, K271 “Jeunehomme”; Symphony No.41, K551 “Jupiter”. Alexandre Tharaud, piano; Frédéric Antoun, tenor; Philippe Sly, bass-baritone; Bernard Labadie, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855- 985-2787 (Jan 17). .75-8 (Jan 16); .25-0.50 (Jan 17). Also Jan 17(George Weston Recital Hall). Sunday January 17 ●●1:00: Arraymusic/The Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan. Percussion Meet- Ups. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532- 3019. . ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles: London Haydn Quartet with Eric Hoeprich, clarinet. Interactive version for thewholenote.com December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 | 47

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