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Volume 22 Issue 2 - October 2016

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  • October
  • Toronto
  • Choir
  • Jazz
  • Orchestra
  • Symphony
  • Concerts
  • Arts
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In this issue: David Jaeger and Alex Pauk’s most memorable R. Murray Schafer collabs, in this month’s installment of Jaeger’s CBC Radio Two: The Living Legacy; an interview with flutist Claire Chase, who brings new music and mindset to Toronto this month; an investigation into the strange coincidence of three simultaneous Mendelssohn Elijahs this Nov 5; and of course, our annual Blue Pages, a who’s who of southern Ontario’s live music scene- a community as prolific and multifaceted as ever. These and more, as we move full-force into the 2016/17 concert season- all aboard!

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA Kevin Mallon, Musical Director Power On A Tribute to R. Murray Schafer October 23, 2016 | 3pm England Sea Pictures Op. 37 by Edward Elgar performed by Maria Soulis A Somerset Rhapsody Op. 21 No. 2 (1907) by Gustav Holst Symphony No. 5 in D Major by Ralph Vaughan Williams Pre-concert Chats begin at 2:15 www.orchestratoronto.ca Maria Soulis - Mezzo Soprano Season Subscriptions on sale now! George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. Tickets are available at the TCA Box Office, ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-2787. Season and Pick 3 Subscriptions, and Group Sales 416-250-3708. Single tickets are Adult, Senior (60+), Child and OTOpus (15-29). STEVE BELL IN CONCERT MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH - 8:00 PM @YORKMINSTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCH 1585 Yonge St. | yorkminsterpark.com Songmasters: Welcome and Adieu featuring sopranos Nathalie Paulin & Monica Whicher SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2PM MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters: Welcome and Adieu. English and French songs and duets. Nathalie Paulin, soprano; Monica Whicher, soprano; Robert Kortgaard, piano; Peter Tiefenbach, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●3:00: Milton Philharmonic Orchestra. Kidz N’ Klassics. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (selections); Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (waltz); Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. Johann Derecho, piano. St. Paul’s United Church (Milton), 123 Main St. E., Milton. 905- 302-3169. ; (under 18). ●●3:00: Musikay Choir. Alleluya. Sacred Renaissance music. Works by Lasso, Palestrina, Josquin, Victoria and Willaert. Stéphane Potvin, conductor. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-825-9740. -. Also Oct 22 (Waterdown; eve). ●●3:00: Opera Atelier. Dido and Aeneas. See Oct 20. Also Oct 25, 28(all 7:30); Oct 29(4:30). ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. England. Elgar: Sea Pictures Op.37; Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.5 in D. Maria Soulis, mezzo; Kevin Mallon, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (up to 29). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Choral Recital. Trinity Boys and Mens Choir (Esbjerg, Denmark). 65 Church St. 416-364- 7865. Free. ●●4:00: University Settlement Music and Arts School. Faculty Favourites for United Way. Classical, jazz and folk favourites. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416- 598-3444 x244/243. PWYC. Proceeds support United Way Toronto and York region. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Jan Novotny, piano. Works by Schumann, Smetana, Schubert and Mozart. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481-7294. . ●●7:30: Kristina Bijelic and Felipe Téllez. Minstrelle Album Launch. Works by Téllez, Gershwin, Lloyd Webber, Legrand and Carrillo. Performers: Kristina Bijelic, Jeremy Ledbetter, Roberto Riverón, Amhed Mitchel and Magdelis Savigne. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. Suggested donation . Reservations guarantee seating. Sunday October 23 2016 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Power On. R. Murray Schafer: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Scorpius, Adieu Robert Schumann; Andrew Norman: Switch for percussion and orchestra. Ryan Scott, percussion; Robert Aitken, flute; Krisztina Szabo, mezzo; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408 0208. ; (sr); $22(st). Pre-concert chat moderated by composer Alexina Louie. Monday October 24 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:00: Bassoon Out Loud. In the Event of True Happiness. Constantine Caravassilis: Silver Angel; and other works. Harry Posner, poet; Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-453-7607. ; (st). ●●8:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Steve Bell in Concert. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Mariza. North American release of new album Mundo. 42 | October 1, 2016 - November 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

MARIZA MON OCT 24 ◆ 8 PM Classical and contemporary fado, Cape Verdean mornas, R&B classics and other works. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. Tuesday October 25 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Erika Nielsen, Cello. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Thomas Fitches, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●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 and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Also Nov 1(2:30). ●●7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Ariodante. See Oct 16(2:00). Also Oct 27, 29, Nov 4. ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Dido and Aeneas. See Oct 20. Also Oct 28(all 7:30); Oct 29(4:30). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra. Haydn: Symphony No.88 in G; Mozart: Symphony No.41 K551 in C “Jupiter”; Beethoven: Symphony No.2 Op.36 in D. Chad Heltzel, Samuel Tam and François Koh, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Janina Fialkowska. Chopin: Polonaise Fantaisie in A-flat Op.61; Chopin: Nocturne in B Op.9 No.3; Chopin: Impromptu No.3 in G-flat Op.51; Chopin: october 24, 7pm IN THE EVENT OF TRUE HAPPINESS Ninja poet, Harry Posner, reading his poetry and prose, with Nadina Mackie Jackson in Silver Angel for solo bassoon with string orchestra by Constantine Caravassilis. Bassoon Out Loud at HELICONIAN HALL 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto / nadinamackiejackson.com Music TORONTO JANINA FIALKOWSKA October 25 at 8 pm Waltz in B Minor, Op.69 No.2; Chopin: Waltz in A-flat Op.42. Janina Fialkowska. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; (st). SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT Tales of wonder, spells and transformation October 25 & 26, 8:00 pm www.taliskerplayers.ca Talisker Players Music ●●8:00: Talisker Players. Songs of Enchantment: Tales of Wonder, Spells and Transformation. Schafer: Beauty and the Beast; Purcell: The Fairy-Queen (excerpts); Arnold: William Blake Songs; Morlock: ...et je danse; Louie: Songs of Enchantment. Miriam Khalil, soprano; Lauren Segal, mezzo; Stewart Arnott, actor/reader; Talisker Players. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. ; (sr); (st). 7:15: Pre-concert chat. Also Oct 26. Wednesday October 26 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Shawn Grenke, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill offering. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Norma. Bellini. See Oct 6. Also Oct 28, Nov 5(4:30). ●●8:00: Talisker Players. Songs of Enchantment: Tales of Wonder, Spells and Transformation. Schafer: Beauty and the Beast; Purcell: The Fairy-Queen (excerpts); Arnold: William Blake Songs; Morlock: ...et je danse; Louie: Songs of Enchantment. Miriam Khalil, soprano; Lauren Segal, mezzo; Stewart Arnott, actor/reader; Talisker Players. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. ; (sr); (st). 7:15: Pre-concert chat. Also Oct 25. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Decades Project (1920-1929): Rachmaninoff and Gershwin. Steve Reich: Duet for Two Violins and Strings; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.4; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Kodály: Suite from Háry János. Denis Kozhukhin, piano; Shane Kim, violin; Eri Kosaka, violin; Kristjan Järvi, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Oct 27. Thursday October 27 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Studies in Jazz. University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra; Gordon Foote, conductor. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Late seating is not available. ●●12:00 noon: Palais Royale. Jersey Nights: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. 1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 416-533-3553. .50 (includes lunch). Also 7pm. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Works by Jeanjean, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns and others. Catherine Chen, bassoon; Keith Atkinson, oboe; Sonya Sim, 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. Wilbert Ward, baritone; Barbara Prins, piano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. ●●7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Ariodante. See Oct 16(2:00). Also Oct 29, Nov 4(all 7:00). ●●7:00: Palais Royale. Jersey Nights: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. 1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 416-533-3553. (includes dinner). Also 12 noon. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble. Lisa Jack and Alexandra Bourque, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Opposites Attract. Works by Gabrieli, Dall’Abaco and Bach. Arkana: Ali Berkok, piano; Andrew Miller, drums; Karen Ng, sax; Erika Nielsen, baroque cello. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Decades Project (1920-1929): Rachmaninoff and Gershwin. Steve Reich: Duet for Two Violins and Strings; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.4; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Kodály: Suite from Háry János. Denis Kozhukhin, piano; Shane Kim, violin; Eri Kosaka, violin; Kristjan Järvi, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Oct 26. Friday October 28 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Vlad Soloviev, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. Free. ●●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. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Norma. Bellini. See Oct 6. Also Nov 5(4:30). ●●7:30: Leonard Music Services/Shaw Percussion. In Concert: The Lesters. Tribute concert to the King Cole Trio, Ray Charles and Fats Waller. Tory Cassis, vocals/guitar; Murray Foster, bass; Jeff Ulster, piano. Sharon- Hope United Church, 18648 Leslie Street, Sharon. 905-722-5449. /(adv). ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Dido and Aeneas. See Oct 20. Also Oct 29(4:30). FULL FILM WITH ORCHESTRA AND MEMBERS OF TORONTO’S MENDELSSOHN CHOIR OCT 28 & 29 sonycentre.ca ●●7:30: Sony Centre/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Amadeus Live. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Richard Kaufmann, conductor. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -. Also Oct 29(2:00). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. “Aaarrr Matey”. Music of sailors, pirates and adventurers. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; free(under 12). ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. A Time for Looking Back: Embracing Our Choral Heritage. Gjeilo: Ubi caritas; Duruflé: Ubi caritas; Lotti: Regina coeli; Mozart: Regina coeli K276; Mendelssohn: Psalm 42 (1st mvmt); works by Willan, Stanford, Raminsh and Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn. Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican thewholenote.com October 1, 2016 - November 7, 2016 | 43

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