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Volume 22 Issue 2 - October 2016

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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!

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november 3–5, 2016 8pm location Harbourfront Centre Theatre season title sponsor performance sponsor Roger & Kevin Garland radio partner NINE SPARROWS ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS A CONCERT OF REMEMBRANCE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH, 2016 7:30 PM Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge Street at Heath Street SPECIAL GUEST Bart Woomert trumpet (True North Brass) Rob Crabtree piper Lark Popov piano Colleen Burns narrator Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir The Hedgerow Singers William Maddox organ Eric N. Robertson conductor ADMISSION FREE - DONATIONS WELCOME WWW.9SPARROWSARTS.ORG season patrons Eli & Phil Taylor season sponsors government funders the 2016/17 concert series t h at ’s not funny An Evening of Comedy in Music and Dance ticketing information –: Visit artoftimeensemble.com or call 416 973 4000 Toronto, ON M6G 1A9 to purchase. 559 College Street, Suite 401 416-323-3282 production sponsor James & Margaret Fleck Slaight Music ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Centre Stage COC Fundraiser. Cocktail reception followed by Ensemble Studio Competition; Date: Sep 21, 2016 formal dinner for Gala patrons on the Four Filename_ Seasons stage. Version# COC Orchestra; Ben Heppner, competition host; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. 0(cocktail reception and competition); 00(gala dinner). 5:30: cocktails; 6:30 competition; dinner follows. ●●7:30: Opera York. Tosca. Puccini. Romulo Delgado, tenor (Mario Cavaradossi); Nicolae Raciciu, baritone photo (Baron insert Scarpia); Sabatino Vacca, artistic director; Giuseppe Macina, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the File Built Performing at: Arts, 100% 10268 (1:1) Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -; (st). With supertitles. Also Nov 5. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Aimia Discovery Series: Joaquin Valdepeñas Conducts. Weill: Violin Concerto; Milhaud: La création du monde. Glenn Gould School students; Joaquin Valdepeñas, conductor. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. A. Concerts in the GTA ●●12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Sarah Svendsen, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331 x26. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Lost Composers of the Holocaust. Ulricke Anton, flute; Anna Ronai, piano. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●2:00: 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, piano; James Gaffigan, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. Also Nov 2(8:00) and 5(7:30). ●●5:30: 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 12:00. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. That’s Not Funny. Works by Spike Jones, Haydn and Tom Lehrer; 2 Pianos 4 Hands (excerpts); The Dance Belt: A Brief History of the Performing Arts; and other works. Members of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -. Also Nov 4 and 5. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. The 5 Browns. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Chamber Choir at 35. See Nov 2. Also Nov 4, 5(all 8:00); 6(3:30). Friday November 4 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Renee Barabash, piano; Andres Tucci Clarke, cello. 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. ●●7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Ariodante. See Oct 16(2:00) ●●7:30: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. A Concert of Remembrance. Guest: Bart Woomert, trumpet; Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir; Hedgerow Singers; William Maddox, organ; Eric N. Robertson, conductor; and others. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. That’s Not Funny. Works by Spike Jones, Haydn and Tom Lehrer; 2 Pianos 4 Hands (excerpts); The Dance Belt: A Brief History of the Performing Arts; and other works. Members of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie. Harbourfront Centre THURSDAY Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -. Also Nov 3 and 5. NOVEMBER 3, 2016 ●●8:00: Gallery 345. New Voices in Israeli Jazz. Guy Mintus, piano; Siva Arbel, vocals. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). COCCentreStage.ca ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. World Music Concert: Étienne Charles and Malika Tirolien. Music of Trinidad and Guadeloupe. Étienne Charles, trumpet; Malika Tirolien, vocals. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Chamber Choir at 35. See Nov 2. Also Nov 5; 6(3:30). COC162514_WhNote_photo_ins_CS Saturday November 5 Client: COC Artist: ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s kim Chorus Main Ad#: CS Issue Choir. date: Songs of Celebration. TBC Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Fauré, Gjeilo, Antognini and Sirett. Michel due: Ross, piano; 22 Flamenco September guitarists; 2016 Pub: Wholenote Material Jennifer Swan, choreographer; Elise Bradley, Ad Size: 1.7188"W x 3"H # Carole Colors: Anderson 4/0 and Matthew Otto, conductors. Calvin Presbyterian Church, process 26 Delisle CMYK Ave. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). In support of the 2017 Chamber Choir Tour to Barcelona. ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: Playing Make Believe. Jim Clayton Trio. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Norma. Bellini. See Oct 6 46 | October 1, 2016 - November 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

●●7:00: Toronto Music Academy of Canada. Lee-Shillingberg Piano Duo. Works by Mozart, Piazzolla, Chopin and Gershwin. Yun He Lee, piano; John Shillingberg, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-8849. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: México Contemporáneo. Paisajes Sonoros. Ponce: Romanza; Aranda: Studio No.7; Franck: Sonata in A; Derbez: Reflections of the Moon; Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel. Paulina Derbez, violin; Araceli Salazar, piano; Jaime Lujan, visual arts. Windermere United Church, 356 Windermere Ave. 416- 769-5611. . ●●7:30: Opera York. Tosca. Puccini. Romulo Delgado, tenor (Mario Cavaradossi); Nicolae Raciciu, baritone (Baron Scarpia); Sabatino Vacca, artistic director; Giuseppe Macina, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -; (st). With supertitles. Also Nov 3. -. Also Nov 3 and 4. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Marc Toth. Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses; Schumann: Fantaisie Op.17; Beethoven: Sonata Op.111. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Native Women in the Arts. Kwe Performance Series: Inuit Showcase. Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merritt, Taqralik Partridge and Nukariik. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (members/st). ●●3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Elijah. Mendelssohn. Stephanie Martin, conductor. Guest: The Bicycle Opera Project. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. ; (sr); (st). Also Nov 5(eve). ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Waltz Rivals. A tribute to Kalman and Lehar. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. ●●3:00: Weston Silver Band. Beatles Go Brass. Penny Lane, Lady Madonna, She’s Leaving Home, Ticket to Ride, Norwegian Wood, and other works. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 1-866-908- 9090. /(adv); $22(sr)/(adv); (st)/(adv). Monica Whicher, soprano; Norine Burgess, mezzo; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Palm Court Trio (Barry Shiffman, violin; Adrian Fung, cello; John Greer, piano). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (under 30). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Chamber Choir at 35. See Nov 2. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Recital. Elgar: Sonata No.2. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416- 531-7955. Free. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Flute. Leslie Newman, flute; Erica Goodman, harp. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Great Artist Music Series presents Charles Richard-Hamelin ●●7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Elijah. Mendelssohn. Stephanie Martin, conductor. Guest: The Bicycle Opera Project. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. ; (sr); (st). Also Nov 6(mat). ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Elijah. Mendelssohn. Lesley Bouza, soprano; Christina Stelmacovich, mezzo; Michael Schade, tenor; David Pittsinger, bass-baritone; Festival Orchestra. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -; (VoxTix). ●●7:30: 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, piano; James Gaffigan, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. Also Nov 2(8:00) and 3(2:00). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Pandaléon en concert. Post-rock music. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/ teachers); free(18 and under). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. That’s Not Funny. Works by Spike Jones, Haydn and Tom Lehrer; 2 Pianos 4 Hands (excerpts); The Dance Belt: A Brief History of the Performing Arts; and other works. Members of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu. Music from Japan and Beyond. Traditional and contemporary music for Japanese taiko, kokyu (bowedstring instrument), shamisen and shinobue (bamboo flute). Nagata Shachu; Shogo Yoshii. Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Ct. 416-441-2345. ; (sr/ st). ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Shakespeare 400. Music inspired by Shakespeare’s plays. Nicolai: Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor; Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Dvořák: Cello Concerto. Paul Marleyn, cello. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 888- 489-7784. -. Also Nov 6(2:00). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix: Bluebird North. Songwriters TBA; Blair Packham, host. Conservatory Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Chamber Choir at 35. See Nov 2. Also Nov 6(3:30). Sunday November 6 ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Shakespeare 400. Music inspired by Shakespeare’s plays. Nicolai: Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor; Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Dvořák: Cello Concerto. Paul Marleyn, cello. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 888- 489-7784. -. Also Nov 5(8:00). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Steven Schick. Works by Lei Liang, Applebaum, Cage and Xenakis. Steven Schick, percussion. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. A Talent to Amuse: The Words and Music of Noël Coward. I’ll See You Again, I’ll Follow My Secret Heart, Some Day I’ll Find You, If Love Were All, Why Do the Wrong People Travel? and others. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Friday, Nov. 11, 8 pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Cambridge, Dundas, Elmira, Elora, Guelph, Haliburton, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, St. Catharines, Stratford, Waterdown, Waterloo. Saturday October 1 ●●2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Rhythm Rocks! Works by Rameau, Gershwin, the Rolling Stones and others. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). 1:15: Pre-concert activities (free with concert ticket). ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Ensemble Series: National Arts Centre Orchestra. Symphonies by Schumann. Alexander Shelley, conductor. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. Bates: Mothership; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in D Minor; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F Minor. Natasha Paremski, piano; Edwin Outwater, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -82. Sunday October 2 ●●3:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Pianopalooza! All piano faculty united at two keyboards in combinations of 2 pianos 4 hands, 2 pianos 8 hands and 1 piano 8 hands. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●6:00: INNERchamber Concerts. Book Club Concert: Daydreams of Angels. Readings from Heather O’Neill’s book with soundtrack provided by the Factory Arts Ensemble. Marion Alder and Scott Wentworth, readers. Factory163, 163 King St., Stratford. 519-301- 9663. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Jethro Marks, Viola/Violin; Mauro Bertoli, Piano. Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Mendelssohn: Viola Sonata; Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.8. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). thewholenote.com October 1, 2016 - November 7, 2016 | 47

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