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Volume 22 Issue 2 - October 2016

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  • October
  • Toronto
  • Choir
  • Jazz
  • Orchestra
  • Symphony
  • Concerts
  • Arts
  • November
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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!

Embracing our Choral

Embracing our Choral Heritage October 28, 2016 www.exultate.net Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971- 9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Henri Dutilleux: A Portrait from the Piano. Petit air à dormir debout; Au gré des ondes; Trois préludes; Résonances; Sonate pour piano. Katherine Dowling, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. World Music Concert: Tomatito. José Fernandez Torre, guitar. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . A. Concerts in the GTA DONOVAN WOODS with special guest Joey Landreth FRI OCT 28 ◆ 8 PM MASSEYHALL.COM ●●8:00: Massey Hall. Donovan Woods. Guest: Joey Landreth. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●9:00: Metropolitan United Church. Phantoms of the Organ: Annual Spooktacular. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Admission by donation. ●●9:00: Music at Metropolitan/Toronto Centre, Royal Canadian College of Organists. Phantoms of the Organ. Metropolitan Silver Band; Matthew Whitfield, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331. Free, donations welcome. Donations support student organists. Saturday October 29 ●●2:00: 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 28(7:30). ●●4:30: Opera Atelier. Dido and Aeneas. See Oct 20. ●●7:00: Art of Life Community Health Centre. Awake, Dear Heart, Awake! Works by Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Rossini and Bach- Gounod. Matthew Cairns, tenor; Martina Myskohlid, soprano; Evelina Zoubareva, soprano; Myriam Blardone, harp; Julia Mirzoev, violin; and others. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-449-6747. ; (st); (VIP); free(child under 5). ●●7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Ariodante. See Oct 16(2:00). Also Nov 4. ●●7:30: Brampton Chamber Music. Concert Series. Trio AquaDulci (Pierre-André Pashley, violin; Thomas Beard, cello; Renee Kruisselbrink, piano); Isabel Misquitta-Yip, piano; and others. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-450- 9220. PWYC. ●●7:30: Sing for Joy. Singing Together to Nourish the Soul. Audience participation in easy-to-learn songs of belonging; no singing experience required. Laurence Cole, conductor/song leader. St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave. 416-571-5139. -. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton. Orpheus Choir of Toronto; Ted Sperling, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. From . Also Oct 30(3:00). ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest/Patio Records. 6th Annual Healing Garden Musikfest. Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer; Mike Stevens; Raymond and Ruth McLain; Missy Burgess; and Karahann H. Kiser. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-250- 3708. ; $22(adv). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Classical Music Series: Arias and Maqams by Lubana al Quntar. Western classical and Arabic Maqam traditions. Lubana Al Quntar, vocals; Issam Rafea, oud. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. and up. ●●8:00: Alata Harmonia Chorus of Canada. Voci d’Amore. Messa di Gloria; Humming Chorus; Requiem. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 662-8278. -. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Jazz at the Gallery: Knighting CD Release. Lage Lund, guitar; Bryn Roberts, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1. Opening gala. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.1. Michael Berkovsky, piano; Alexa Petrenko, host; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. - ; (sr); (youth). 7:00: champagne reception, silent auction, pre-concert recital and discussion. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Sienna Dahlen. CD release. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members/st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz: The Art of the Trio. Kenny Barron Trio and Robi Botos Trio. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . 7:15: Pre-concert talk. SOLD OUT. ●●8:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Soirée. Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 Op.35; Impromptu No.3 in G-flat Op.51; other works. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Sunday October 30 ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters: Judy Loman 80th Birthday Celebration. Works by Salzedo, Renie and others. Judy Loman, harp. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choral Classics: Going Viral! 19th Century Oratorio Then and Now. Works by Brahms, Duruflé, Fauré, Gjeilo, Mendelssohn and others. MacMillan Singers; Women’s Chamber Choir; Oratorio Ensembles Class Music at Metropolitan presents Phantoms of the Organ! A Hallowe’en howl of unearthly delights! Friday, October 28 9 pm Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen St. (at Church St.), Toronto 416-363-0331 Ext. 51 or Ext. 26 Co-sponsored by the Toronto Centre, Royal Canadian College of Organists Donations support student organists 44 | October 1, 2016 - November 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

(Darryl Edwards, conductor); Hilary Apfelstadt and Tracy Wong, conductors. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. Heartsongs of the World. Songs of joy and sorrow from Japan and Cuba. Saya Ojiri and Becca Whitla, presenters. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521. Free. ●●2:30: Voicebox/Opera in Concert. Shakespeare 400: A Tribute Benefit Concert. An operatic celebration of drama, comedy and melody of Shakespeare-inspired music. Guest: Michael Nyby, baritone; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Michael Rose, music director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $22-. ●●3:00: Platinum Concerts International/ Royal Conservatory. The Sounds of Ukraine. Works by Bortniansky, Lysenko, Vedel and Sylvestrov; and other works. Kyiv Chamber Choir; Mykola Hobdych, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Kaffeemusik: Music & Memory. David Barber: Remember Not (premiere); other works by Allegri, Lassus and Purcell. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-763-1695. /; .50(under 30). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton. Orpheus Choir of Toronto; Ted Sperling, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 29(7:30). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Mariachi Vespers. Jorge Lopez and Mexico Amigo Mariachi. All Saints Kingsway Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. Religious service. N.B.: Temporary venue change. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: Remembering Oscar Peterson. Robi Botos, piano, Scott Alexander, bass, Brian Barlow, drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. Donations accepted. Religious service. ●●6:30: Heliconian Club. An Evening of Georgian Romance. Diana and Madona Iremashvili, vocal duet; Bachi Makharashvili, vocals/ guitar; Alilo, a cappella choir. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-670-5808. . Includes post-concert refreshments. POSTPONED ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Elissa Lee, Violin and Angela Park, Piano. Bach: Partita No.2 for solo violin; Grieg: Sonata No.1; Ravel: Sonata. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ECM+ | Generation 2016 Tuesday November 1 ●●2:30: 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 Oct 25(1:30). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Orford String Quartet. Vanchestein: Les Veuves for string quartet; Debussy: String Quartet; Beethoven: String Quartet Op.127. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Wednesday November 2 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Matthieu and Francine Latreuille, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. piano; James Gaffigan, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75. Also Nov 3(2:00) and 5(7:30). LIVE EMOTION LET US ALL SING! November 2-6 Trinity St-Paul’s Centre (416) 964-6337 tafelmusik.org Thursday November 3 Véronique Lacroix | director Sun. Oct. 30 | The Music Gallery www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts/Music Gallery. Generation 2016. Taylor Brook: Tirant La Blanc; Symon Henry: debout, un respir grand comme (standing, a breath as tall as); Sabina Schroeder: Bone Games; Adam Scime: Liminal Pathways. Ensemble contemporain de Montréal; Véronique Lacroix, conductor; Gabriel Dharmoo, moderator. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-961-9594. ; (member/ arts worker); (st/adv). ●●7:00: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Chamber Choir at 35. Handel: Laudate pueri Dominum; Steffani: Stabat Mater (excerpts); Lully: Chaconne from Amadis - “Chantons tous, en ce jour, la gloire de l’amour”; Rameau: In convertendo Dominus; Zelenka: Gloria from Missa dei filii. Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone; Philippe Gagné, tenor; Ivars Taurins, director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 1-866- 780-1064. -. Also Nov 3, 4, 5(all 8:00); 6(3:30). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Wind Symphony and York University Symphony Orchestra’s Preview Concert. Mark Chambers and William Thomas, directors. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. . ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Hiromi: The Trio Project. Hiromi, piano; Anthony Jackson, bass guitar; Simon Phillips, drums. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Decades Project (1920-1929): From Paris to Leningrad. Milhaud: La création du monde; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3; Shostakovich: Symphony No.1. Jon Kimura Parker, ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin/Steinway Piano Gallery. Rachmaninoff: Let Hands Speak. Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op.42; Morceaux de Fantaisie (Mélodie Op.3 No.3; Serenade Op.3 No.5 (1940 version)); Daisies Op.38 No.3; Sherkin: Punch Revisited (2016); Meditations Books I(2006) and II(2016). St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. In the Jane Mallett Lobby. Also 5:30. ●●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 snack. Also Oct 6. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Poetry and Music. Works inspired by Hamlet and Macbeth. Monica Whicher, soprano; Laura Tucker, mezzo; Steven Philcox, piano; Eric Domville, spoken word. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. thewholenote.com October 1, 2016 - November 7, 2016 | 45

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