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Volume 22 Issue 4 - December 2016/January 2017

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In this issue: a conversation with pianist Stewart Goodyear, in advance of his upcoming show at Koerner Hall; a preview of the annual New Year’s phenomenon that is Bravissimo!/Salute to Vienna; an inside look at music performance in Toronto’s health-care centres; and a reflection on the incredible life and lasting influence of the late Pauline Oliveros. These and more, in a special December/January combined issue!

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sound artist Andrea Parkins, along with her ensemble, will be performing at the Music Gallery on December 20, using interactive electronics to create relationships and contrasts between the real and the ephemeral. She will collaborate in this performance with local artists Lina Allemano, Germaine Liu and Jason Doell. On January 7, theremin virtuoso Carolina Eyck from Germany will perform the world premiere of her latest composition as part of a New Music Concerts program. She will also be in town to celebrate the release of hew new CD, Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet. Other composers whose works will be presented at the NMC event include Canadians D. Andrew Stewart and Omar Daniel, Bohuslav Martinů from Czechoslovakia and Maurice Ravel. Two events that Soundstreams will be offering will be the return of the popular “Electric Messiah,” December 5 to 7, featuring wild and wacky renditions of Handel’s classic with singers Christine Duncan, Carla Huhtanen, Gabriel Dharmoo and Jeremy Dutcher, 2016.2017 NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL January 29 to February 5, 2017 The 2017 New Music Festival centres around the work of Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino, Roger D. Moore Distinguished Visitor in Composition. Partnering with New Music Concerts, the festival offers insight into the rich Italian culture of contemporary music, alongside the creativity emerging from Toronto and U of T. .chamber .opera .vocal .dance .jazz .orchestral .electroacoustic @uoftmusic The Faculty of Music gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our presenting sponsors Sean Chen at The Cliburn (2013) with electronic backup from Cheldon “Slowpitch” Paterson on turntables, Jeff McLeod on organ and John Gzowski on guitar. Moving ahead to February, Soundstreams is celebrating 100 years of Estonia’s independence by bringing the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir to town on February 2, performing world premieres by Canadian composers Omar Daniel and Toronto-born Riho Esko Maimets (who is of Estonian heritage), along with compositions by Arvo Pärt. QUICK PICKS Canadian Music Centre Dec 12: Centrediscs CD Launch: Canadian Flute Masterpieces. Dec 15: “Class Axe” – a concert of new works for classical guitar by M. Côté, J. Denenberg, M. Horrigan, A. Jang, T. Kardonne and S. Marwood. Canadian Opera Company Jan 5: “Vocal Series” – First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman presents a concert on the theme of reconciliation, featuring works by Canadian composers. Feb 1: “Dance Series” – Peggy Baker Dance Projects; music by Debashis Sinha. Other Dec 12: Toronto Masque Theatre – No Tongue Will Tally by Harry Somers and Claude Bissell. Jan 10: Music Toronto – Sean Chen plays two works by Ligeti, as well as his own piano transcriptions. Jan 21: Music Gallery – “The New Flesh.” Wendalyn Bartley is a Toronto-based composer and electrovocal sound artist. ELLEN APPEL/MIKE MORELAND 22 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017

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