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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!

Galas and Fundraisers

Galas and Fundraisers ●●Nov 03 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Centre Stage COC Fundraiser. Cocktail reception followed by Ensemble Studio Competition; formal dinner for Gala patrons on the Four Seasons stage. 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. Competitions ●●Nov 04 11:59: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Young Composers Competition. Canadian composers 32 years of age and under may submit entries. The Grand Prize winner’s composition will be performed at the EPO’s final concert of the 2016/17 season, May 12, 2017. Application deadline: November 4, 2016.For more information, guidelines and entry form: 1500 Islington Ave. P.O. Box 60002, Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. Demonstrations and Tours ●●Oct 01 12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music. Koerner Hall Free for All. Come and go as you please. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. Also at 5:00. ●●Oct 01 5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Koerner Hall Free for All. Come and go as you please. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. Also at 12:00 noon. ●●Oct 02 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Oct 16 and 23. ●●Oct 16 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Oct 02 and 23. ●●Oct 23 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. E. The ETCeteras ● Ben Heppner hosts the COC Centre Stage Gala on Nov 3. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Oct 02 and 16. Lectures, Salons, Symposia ●●Oct 14 11:00am: Music Gallery/Sensorium Centre and Dispersion Lab, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University. X Avant XI: Reverberations – Artist Talk by Pauline Oliveros. York University, Room TBA, 4700 Keele St. 416-204- 1080. Free. ●●Oct 14 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Insights: Ariodante Bootcamp. A look into the process of preparing Ariodante for performance. COC Ensemble Studio; Johannes Debus, music director. Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Reserve in advance. ●●Oct 15 6:00: Music Gallery. X Avant XI: Reverberations. “Why is MP3 and streaming audio quality killing our love of music (and why didn’t you know that?)” Lecture-presentation by Noah Mintz about psychoacoustics. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. Free. Festival runs Oct 13-16. ●●Oct 15 7:30: Melos Music Society. Pilgrimage: The Iberian Crossroads. Illustrated talk by architectural historian Dr. Peter Coffman, including photography of ancient places along the pilgrimage routes of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela and the medieval music of pilgrimages and the Spanish Renaissance, performed by the Melos Choir, soli and instrumentalists. St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street E. Kingston. 613-767-7245; -. ●●Oct 16 6:00: Music Gallery. X Avant XI: Reverberations. Music Gallery History Series: “Bang The Furnace: Music, Culture and Identity in Toronto’s Black Aural Spaces”. Motion, MC/spoken word artist. Lambert Lounge, OCADU, 100 McCaul St. 416-204-1080. Free. Festival runs Oct 13-16. ●●Oct 29 1:30: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Insights: Great Bel Canto Divas I Have Known - In Conversation with Maestro Stephen Lord. Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Reserve tickets in advance. Masterclasses ●●Oct 08 1:00: Tafelmusik. Guest Artist Public Master Class: Christophe Coin, Cello. Join the audience and observe cellist Christophe Coin work with emerging artists. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. Free ( donation suggested). ●●Oct 21 1:30: York University Department of Music. Vocal Masterclass: Lawrence Wiliford, Tenor. Young singers from the studios of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. Free. Observers welcome. ●●Oct 22 10:00am: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Brass Day 2016. All-day event includes performances, clinics and masterclasses, vendor exhibits, guests and students. Musica Quinta. Guest: Andrew McCandless, trumpet. Talbot College, University of Western Ontario, Room 100, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 611-2111 x80532. . Screenings ●●Oct 25 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music/ Hot Docs. Music on Film: A Great Day in Harlem. A look at America’s jazz legends, featuring archival performance footage, remarkable home video, and rare interviews with masters present that day. Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2824. (Hot Docs members: , , free). ●●Oct 29 8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Socalled’s The Golem. Live soundtrack to a classic silent film. Performed by pianist and accordionist Josh “Socalled” Dolgin. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr, teachers); free (18 and under). Singalongs ●●Oct 19 7:30: Free Times Cafe. 60s Folk Revival - Where have all the folk songs gone. Singalong tribute to the songs of the 60s. If I Had A Hammer; Walk Right In; Turn! Turn! Turn!; Tom Dooley; Five Hundred Miles; and other songs. Sue Peters, vocals and guitar; Dwight Peters, vocals, guitars, piano, accordion; Michelle Rumball, vocals; Tony Laviola, bass. 320 College St. 416-967-1078. . Cash at the door. Call for dinner reservation. Also Nov 16. ●●Oct 21 8:00: York University Department of Music. Improv Soiree. Participatory “open mic” set-up. Improv studios of Casey Sokol, hosts. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Performers and observers welcome. ● Oct 29 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. An evening of spook and sparkle, with a sing along Ruddigore, “character” performances, and a fun identity game. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor Street E. 416-763-0832. (non-members). Refreshments included. Workshops ●●Oct 01 10:30am: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Culture Days: Singsation Saturday. A read-through of choral repertoire from a variety of styles and genres. All levels welcome. Jenny Crober, conductor. Palmerston Public Library, 560 Palmerston Ave. 416-598-0422 x221. Free. ●●Oct 03 5:00: Gallery 345. Theremin Workshop with Pamela Stickney. Animating the theremin to bring sound to life. Open to all ages. If you have your own instrument, please bring it with you. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. . ●●Oct 16 12:00-4:00: Toronto Flute Circle. Fall Flute Fitness. Tone/technique class and flute ensemble reading session. Margot Rydall, director. Adults, intermediate/advanced levels. Refreshments. 46 Empire Ave. 416-463-1011; . ●●Oct 21 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Workshop. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Guest coach: Avery MacLean. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485. (non-members). Memberships available. Refreshments. ●●Oct 23 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Verdi’s Requiem. Rafael Luz, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 647-388-7963. ; (members). ●●Oct 29 2:00: Sing for Joy. Workshop: Songs for Climate Change & Earth Stewardship. An exploration of themes related to climate change and earth stewardship through song and story. Guided workshop; no singing experience is required. Laurence Cole, conductor/song leader. St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave. 416-571-5139. -. ●●Oct 30 1:00-4:00: Toronto Flute Circle. Performance Workshop. The masterclass format provides an opportunity to play for each other, and with the group, exploring problem-solving techniques, exercises, etudes and pieces in a supportive and animated setting. Margot Rydall, director. Adults all levels. 46 Empire Ave. 416-463-1011; . ●●Oct 30 2:00: Sing for Joy. Workshop: Song- Writing & the Art of Listening. Guided workshop in deep listening; no singing or song writing experience is required. Laurence Cole, conductor/song leader. St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave. 416-571-5139. -. PASQUALE BROTHERS PURVEYORS OF FINE FOOD CATERING (416) 364-7397 WWW.PASQUALEBROS.COM 54 | October 1, 2016 - November 7, 2016

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