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Volume 22 Issue 1 - September 2016

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  • September
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
  • October
  • Festival
  • Symphony
  • Musical
  • Orchestra
  • Theatre
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Music lover's TIFF (our fifth annual guide to the Toronto International Film Festival); Aix Marks the Spot (how Brexit could impact on operatic co-production); The Unstoppable Howard Cable (an affectionate memoir of a late chapter in the life of of a great Canadian arranger; Kensington Jazz Story (the newest kid on the festival block flexes its muscles). These stories and much more as we say a lingering goodbye to summer and turn to the task, for the 22nd season, of covering the live and recorded music that make Southern Ontario tick.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 44. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 45. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 46. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 49. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from October 1 to November 7, 2016. All listings must be received by Midnight Thursday September 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email to listings@thewholenote.com or by fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed version of this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Brampton, Burlington, City of Toronto, Markham, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Scarborough. Thursday September 1 ●●5:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Live on the Patio: Downtown Funk. The St. Royals. 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4822. Free. Food and drinks available. ●●7:00: Summer Music in the Garden. Glass Houses. Works by Ann Southam and others. Taktus, percussion duo. Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free. Friday September 2 ●●12:00 noon: Toronto International Buskerfest for Epilepsy. Buskerfest. Woodbine Park, 1681 Lake Shore Blvd. E. 416-964-9095. Donation to Epilepsy Toronto. Also Sep 3, 4, 5. ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri for all ages. Classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●5:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Live on the Patio: Downtown Funk. The St. Royals. 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4822. Free. Food and drinks available. ●●7:30: Soulpepper Concert Series. Taking the A Train Uptown Manhattan – Harlem. Albert Schultz, writer and host. Mike Ross, music director. This concert is a tour of the music, words and ideas that have made Harlem great. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. -. Also Sep 3 (1:30 and 7:30). ●●8:30: The Music Gallery/Intersection. Intersection Day 1: Elliott Sharp, Thin Edge New Music Collective and Soupcans. Light in Fog; Flexagons; Hommage James Tenney; Mare Undarum. Elliott Sharp, guitar; Thin Edge New Music Collective (Ilana Waniuk and Suhashini Arulanandam, violins; Rachael Abramoff, viola; Dobrochna Zubek, cello; Nathan Petipas, percussion); The Soupcans. Soybomb, 156 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (st/members). 9:00: Panel discussion moderated by Jerry Pergolesi of Contact Contemporary Music. Saturday September 3 ●●11:00am: Toronto International Buskerfest for Epilepsy. Buskerfest. Woodbine Park, 1681 Lake Shore Blvd. E. 416-964-9095. Donation to Epilepsy Toronto. Also Sep 2, 4, 5. ●●12:00 noon: Philippine Independence Day Council. Mabuhay Festival. Flamenco blend of jazz and rock standards. Hotel California, Bad LeRoy Brown, Tico Tico, I Will Survive, Fools Rush In and other works. Maylou Malicdem, vocals; Juan Tomas, guitar; Steve Farrugia, drums; Frank Sant, electric stand-up bass; Lorne Hendel, guitar. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. 416-897-6697. Free. ●●1:30: Soulpepper Concert Series. Taking the A Train Uptown Manhattan – Harlem. MUSICAL THEATRE Albert Schultz, writer and host. Mike Ross, music director. This concert is a tour of the music, words and ideas that have made Harlem great. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. -. Also 7:30. ●●7:00: Ashkenaz Festival. Lucidarium Ensemble: Sounds from Shylock’s Venice. In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Venice Ghetto and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Avery Gosfield, Franci Biggi, Gloria Moretti, Mauricio Montufar, Enrico Fink, Marco Ferrai, Élodie Poirier and Silvia Fabiani. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973- 4000 x1. /(adv). ●●7:30: Soulpepper Concert Series. Taking the A Train Uptown Manhattan – Harlem. Albert Schultz, writer and host. Mike Ross, music director. This concert is a tour of the music, words and ideas that have made Harlem great. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. -. ●●8:00: Ashkenaz Festival/Japan Foundation. Jinta La-Mvta. Japanese folkloric music traditions combined with influences from Jewish, Greek, Balkan and American musical traditions. Wataru Ôkuma, Miwazo Kogure, Naoki Hishinuma and Marié Abe. Harbourfront Centre, Concert Stage, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. Free. ●●9:30: Ashkenaz Festival. Abraham Inc. Fusion of Jewish music with hardcore funk. David Krakauer, clarinet; Fred Wesley, trombone; Socalled; Michael Sarin, drums; Sheryl Bailey, electric guitar; C-Rayz, rapper; and others. Harbourfront Centre, Concert Stage, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. Free. ●●10:30: Ashkenaz Festival. Amit Weisberger: Kabaretale. Amit Weisberger, violin/ singer/actor/dancer; Ilya Shneyveys, piano/ accordion; Zilien Biret, clarinet. Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. Free. ●●11:00: Ashkenaz Festival/Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Scott Pollock, Mark Marczyk, Marichka Marczyk, Oscar Lammbarri, Ian Tulloch and others. Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. Free. ●●11:30: Ashkenaz Festival. Yiddish Cabaret. Daniel Kahn, vocalist/host. Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. Free. Sunday September 4 ●●11:00am: Toronto International Buskerfest for Epilepsy. Buskerfest. Woodbine Park, 1681 Lake Shore Blvd. E. 416-964-9095. Donation to Epilepsy Toronto. Also Sep 2, 3, 5. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:00: Ashkenaz Festival. Semer Ensemble. ● ● Daily listings for long run productions of musicals are not included in Daily Concert Listings. For details on these, and on other events of interest to a Music Theatre audience please see Listings Section C on page 45. 38 | September 1, 2016 - October 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Sasha Lurje, Daniel Kahn and Fabian Schnedler, vocalists; Paul Brody, Mark Kovnatskiy and Martin Lillich, instrumentalists; Alan Bern, director. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. /(adv). ●●8:00: Ashkenaz Festival. Baladino. Authentic interpretations of Sephardic and Ladino melodies. Thomas Moked, Yonnie Dror, Yael Badash, Daniel Sapir and Yshai Afterman. Harbourfront Centre, Concert Stage, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. Free. ●●9:30: Ashkenaz Festival. Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra. Anit Ghosh, Zeneli Codel, Laurence Sabourin, Julien Biret, Ivan Bamford and others. Harbourfront Centre, Concert Stage, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. Free. ●●10:30: Ashkenaz Festival. Canadian Cabaret. Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. Free. ●●11:00: Ashkenaz Festival/Jewish Urban Meeting Place (JUMP)/Kensington Torah Circle. Zusha. Hasidic nigun. Shlomo Gaisin, vocals; Elisha Mlotek, percussion; Zachariah Goldschmiedt, guitar. Guests: Andrew Marsh and Max Jacob. Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973- 4000 x1. Free. Monday September 5 ●●11:00am: Toronto International Buskerfest for Epilepsy. Buskerfest. Woodbine Park, 1681 Lake Shore Blvd. E. 416-964-9095. Donation to Epilepsy Toronto. Also Sep 2, 3, 4. ●●5:00: Ashkenaz Festival. Muzsikás. Daniel Hamar, Mihaly Sipos, Laszlo Porteleki, Peter Eri and Hanga Kacso. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. /(adv). ●●7:00: Ashkenaz Festival. Festival Finale. Performances by this year’s headlining artists, followed by a massive jam session with all Festival musicians. Harbourfront Centre, Concert Stage, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973- 4000 x1. Free. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Labour Day Carillon Recital. Roy Lee. Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-3485. Free. Tuesday September 6 ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Thomas Gonder, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. Wednesday September 7 ●●7:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Dames At Sea. Runs to September 18. See section C. Music Theatre for details. Thursday September 8 ●●12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Vox Aeris Brass Trio. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331 x26. Free. ●●8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Dames At Sea. Runs to September 18. See section C. Music Theatre for details. ●●8:30: Heather Morgan/CIUT FM. The 11th Annual Patsy Cline Birthday Show. Works by Patsy Cline. Alex Pangman; Russell deCarle (Prairie Oyster); Danny Marks; Andrea Ramolo (Scarlet Jane); Terra Hazelton (Orphan Black, Fubar 2); and others. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. . In support of Artscan Circle. Friday September 9 ●●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 Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●8:00: Fin de Fiesta Flamenco. Audacia. Winchester Theatre, 80 Winchester St. 778- 898-0688. ; $22(sr/st); (under 14). ●●8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Dames At Sea. Runs to September 18. See section C. Music Theatre for details. Saturday September 10 ●●11:30am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Mysterious Barricades. In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, live streamed on the internet, featuring a mixture of classical, jazz and aboriginal content with a unique regional Canadian flair to encourage public discourse about the prevalence of suicide and measures for suicide prevention, and to raise funds for education and support of those at risk and those impacted by suicide. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. ●●5:00: Alliance Française Toronto. CD Release: Sienna Dahlen’s francophone launch of Ice Age Paradise. Crossover music from pop to classical. Sienna Dahlen, vocals; Andrew Downing, bass; Nick Fraser, drums; Thom Gill, guitar; Lina Allemano, trumpet; and others. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. Price TBA. ●●8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Dames At Sea. Runs to September 18. See section C. Music Theatre for details. Sunday September 11 ●●12:00 noon: Toronto Flute Circle. Fall Tune-Up Tone and Technique Class and Flute Ensemble Reading Session. For adults, intermediate/advanced levels. Margot Rydall, director. Places are limited. Margot Rydall, 46 Empire Ave. 416-463-1011. . Refreshments served. ●●1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop. Coached by cellist/gambist Mark Chambers. St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, basement gym, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-779-5750. . Bring your early instruments and music stand. Please note temporary location. ●●2:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Dames At Sea. Runs to September 18. See section C. Music Theatre for details. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Recital. Elgar: Organ Sonata in G Op.28. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: David Briggs. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. A Jazz Samba Tribute to Rio. Luanda Jones, vocals/guitar. All Saints Kingsway Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. NB: Temporary venue change. ●●4:00: Summer Music in the Garden. In the Shadow of the Volcano. Tarantelle and pizziche from Southern Italy. Vesuvius Ensemble. Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free. ●●7:30: Tranzac Club. GUH in Concert. 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137. PWYC. Monday September 12 ●●7:30: The Sound Post. Overtures to Bach: Recital and CD release. Works by Bach, Glass, Du Yun, Vijay Iyer, Roberto Sierra and others. Matt Haimowitz, cello. 93 Grenville St. 416- 971-6990 x244. (includes CD); Free(under 16). Limited seating. Reception to follow. Tuesday September 13 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Linda Condy, mezzo; Ellen Meyer, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: David Briggs. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. Wednesday September 14 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Sarah Svendsen, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769-5224. Freewill offering. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Angus Sinclair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Dames At Sea. Runs to September 18. See section C. Music Theatre for details. Thursday September 15 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Steven Woomert and Barton Woomert, trumpets; Rachael Kerr, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Vlad Soloviev, piano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331 x26. Free. ●●7:00: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. The Perfect Word. Original soundscape by composer Debashis Sinha with audience members’ voices added to the audio. Ontario Place, West Island, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 416-538-4436. (day pass); (festival pass). Part of in/future festival. Runs Sep 15-18 - Th-Sa(7pm); Su(2pm). ●●8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Dames At Sea. Runs to September 18. See section C. Music Theatre for details. ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective. Feldman Festival Concert 1. Works by Morton Feldman. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647- 456-7597. ; (sr/st/arts). ●●8:30: Music Gallery. The O’Pears: CD release. Tracks from the new CD. Guest: Ozere. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members/st). Friday September 16 ●●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 Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Dames At Sea. Runs to September 18. See section C. Music Theatre for details. ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective. Feldman Festival Concert 2. Works by Morton Feldman, Linda Catlin Smith and Barbara Monk Feldman. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-456-7597. ; (sr/st/arts). 6:30: Preconcert lecture by Linda Catlin Smith. Saturday September 17 ●●2:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Dames At Sea. Runs to September 18. See section C. Music Theatre for details. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Rämeshgari. Tasnif (Persian ballad) composition and performance. Iman Vaziri, composer; Sahar Sakhaei, lyrics; Sepideh Raissadat, vocals. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Southern Ontario Lyric Opera. La traviata. Semi-staged opera in concert. Allison Cecilia Arends, soprano (Violetta); Riccardo Iannello, tenor (Alfredo); Jeffrey Carl, baritone (Giorgio Germont). Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. -. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Garnet Rogers. St. thewholenote.com September 1, 2016 - October 7, 2016 | 39

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