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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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from the Great 18); Prelude and Fugue in D BWV532; Scheidt: Veni Redemptor gentium. Philip Fournier, organ. 1372 King St. W. 416- 532-2879. Free. Donations accepted. Includes a talk given by one of the Fathers of the Oratory. Free parking. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Electric Messiah. Handel’s Messiah stripped down to its essentials; its most popular movements will be explored. Gabriel Dharmoo, Christine Duncan, Jeremy Dutcher and Carla Huhtanen, vocals; John Gzowski, guitar. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. 416-504-1282. /(adv). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. All Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Overture to Hamlet; Piano Concerto No.1; Symphony No.5. Lukas Geniušas, piano; John Storgårds, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. From .75. Thursday December 8 ●●12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Stefani Bedin, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331 x26. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. Canada Council Instrument Bank Winners. A. Concerts in the GTA Festival of Carols 20th-century Canadian works for solo violin; classical works contemporary with their instruments. Andréa Tyniec, violin; Aaron Schwebel, violin. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961- 6601 x202. ; (members/arts workers). ●●7:00: Bach from the Heart. Divine Frustration. Bach: Sonata for Solo Violin in G Minor; Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins (excerpts); Beethoven: String Quartet in C Minor Op.18 No.4 (excerpts); String Quartet in B-flat Op.130 (excerpts); Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola in B-flat; Kurtág: Fragments (excerpts). Sheila Jaffé, violin/viola; Catherine Cosbey, violin; Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello. Juice and Java Bar, 2102 Queen St. E. 306-570-7435. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. PianoFest. Students from the piano area perform. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Also Dec 9. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4; Dutilleux: Symphony No.2 “Le Double”; Ravel: La valse. Till Fellner, piano. Guests: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. From .75. Join the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for this annual joyous celebration of music for the season, and add your voice to the audience carol sing-along with jubilant brass accompaniment. CANADIAN STAFF BAND DAVID BRIGGS, ORGANIST Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 PM Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (just north of Yonge and St. Clair) Tickets start at VoxTix for 30 years and under. Tickets: www.tmchoir.org or call RCM TICKETS at 416.408.0208 Friday December 9 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and Christmas/Holiday music. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik/Aga Khan Museum. Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House. Multimedia creation from Alison Mackay. Jeanne Lamon, director; Alon Nashman, narration; and others. Guests: Trio Arabica (Maryem Tollar, vocals/qanun; Demetri Petsalakis, oud; Naghmeh Farahmand, percussion). Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. . Audience participation in live recording for an upcoming Tafelmusik Media CD and DVD release. ●●7:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Twelve Days of Christmas: Family Holiday Concert. Colin Mochrie, narrator; Highland Creek Pipe Band; Resonance Youth Choir; Tha Spot Holiday Dancers; Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Dec 11(3:00). ●●7:30: Canadian Men’s Chorus. Not Another Christmas Concert. A Little Christmas Medley; Here We Come A-Wassailing; Enns: Winter Uplands. Adria McCulloch, soprano; Christina Faye, piano; Greg Rainville, artistic director. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 519-305-1351. /(adv); (st/under 30)/(adv). 15% WholeNote reader discount with code CMC1025. ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. Nativity pageant. ‘NOON AT MET’ Free concerts at 12:15 pm Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 15 Music at Metropolitan No concert – World AIDS Day concert preparation Stefani Bedin, organist Thomas Fitches, organist – Noels for Christmas Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen Street E .,Toronto 416-363-0331 (ext. 26) www.metunited.org Professional musicians and volunteer cast. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x301. Entry by donation. Also Dec 10, 16, 17, 22, 23(all 7:30); 10, 11, 17, 18, 24(all 4:30); 24(1:30). ●●7:30: Ensemble Vivant. Christmas Tidings: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Catherine Wilson, piano/conductor. Guests: Upper Canada Chorus (Andrea Donais, conductor). George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-733-9388/1-855-985- 2787. -; -(child). Also Dec 11(St. Catharines), 16(Mississauga), 18(London), 21(Richmond Hill), 22(Kingston), 23(Nepean). 40 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Jim Heineman Trio. Jazz. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; free before 8:00. ●●7:30: Musicians in Ordinary. Renaissance and Medieval Music for Advent. Plainchant, Cantigas de Santa Maria from 13th century Galicia/Portugal, and works by Monteverdi, Gibbons, Byrd, and others. Musicians in Ordinary with Christopher Verrette; Ensemble Pneuma; St. Michael’s Schola Cantorum; Michael O’Connor, conductor. St. Basil’s Church, University of St. Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph St. 416-926-7148. Free; donations welcomed. ●●7:30: Oakville Choral Society. ’Twas the Night before Christmas. Mendelssohn: Hymn of Praise; Simeone: ’Twas the Night before Christmas. Clearview Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905-338-3823. /(adv); (st); free(under 13). Also Dec 10. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. PianoFest. Students from the piano area perform. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Caliban Arts Theatre/Trane Live Events. In Concert. The All-Star Ritual Trio (David Murray, saxophone; Sir Kahil El’Zabar, drums; Harrison Bankhead, acoustic bass). Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. 647-722- 4635. . Also 10:30. ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Holiday Spectacular. C.T. Smith (arr.): A Rhapsody on Christmas Carols; Tchaikovsky: “March” from the Nutcracker; Handel: Water Music (excerpts); seasonal vocal selections. Paul Anthony Williamson, tenor. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; /$22(sr/ adv); (st). ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. A Time for Celebration: A Canadian Christmas. Chatman: Christmas Joy; works by Daley, Sirett, Washburn, Willan, Somers and Stokes; carol sing with audience participation. Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971- 9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Maceo Parker. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905- 305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Matt Dusk Presents. Old School Yule: A Matt Dusk Christmas. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800. and up. univox Dallas Bergen, Conductor presents Serenity, Hope, Light ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Transfigured Night. Hindemith: Five Pieces; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A; Schoenberg: Transfigured Night. Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-499-0403. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. A Medieval Christmas. Works by Hildegard of Bingen, Anna of Cologne, and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964- 6337. -; $22-(sr); (st/35 and under). Also Dec 10; 11(3:30). ●●8:00: Univox Choir. Serenity, Hope, Light. Music for Christmas, Hanukkah and the winter season. Works by Bach, Stroope, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Guillaume and Jacobson. Rachel Pomedli, cello; Dallas Bergen, conductor; Susanne Maziarz, piano. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-697-9561. /(adv); (sr/st). ●●10:30: Caliban Arts Theatre/Trane Live Events. In Concert. The All-Star Ritual Trio (David Murray, saxophone; Sir Kahil El’Zabar, drums; Harrison Bankhead, acoustic bass). Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. 647-722- 4635. . Also 8:00. ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Marta Elena and Salsa Star. Traditional Cuban rhythms merged with contemporary music and salsa. Marta Elena Perez Vallin, vocals; Larry Mesa Benitez, piano. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; women free before 10:00. univox choirs univoxchoir.org/tickets Saturday December 10 ●●1:30 and 4:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. Community Carol Concerts. Guest: Lianne Tan, organ. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (under 13). Also 4:00. ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 9. Also Dec 16, 17, 22, 23(all 7:30); 11, 17, 18, 24(all 4:30); 24(1:30). ●●6:30: NAChorale. Glory to God. Handel: Hallelujah Chorus; Glory to God in the Highest; Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme; Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe; works by Mozart and others. Imre Olah, organ; New Apostolic Church Concert Choir; French African Choir; Caribbean Choir, Children’s Choir and others. New Apostolic Church (Rexdale), 6484 Finch Ave. W. 647-893-2171. Free. Donations accepted for the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish. Accessible entrance. Free parking. ●●7:00: Bayfair Baptist Church. Toronto Mass Choir. 817 Kingston Rd, Pickering. 905- 839-4621. . ●●7:30: Bach Children’s Chorus and Bach Chamber Youth Choir. Make You Merry. Linda Beaupré, conductor; Eleanor Daley, piano. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. -. ●●7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra. Hot, Spicy and Fabuloussss. Gershwin: Cuban Overture; Bizet: Suite No.1 from Carmen; Marquez: Danzon No.2; Bernstein: Overture from ccorchestra.org Saturday Dec. 10, 7:30pm Candide; West Side Story (selections). Leonidas Varahidis, conductor. St. Luke’s United Church, 353 Sherbourne St. 647-977-6058. /(adv); (st); (under 13). ●●7:30: Chorus York. Our First Nowell. Traditional carols from around the world. Stéphane Potvin, conductor; Rachael Kerr, accompanist. Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 884-7922. ; (sr/st). Reception follows. Also Dec 11(mat, Thornhill). ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 9. Also Dec 16, 17, 22, 23(all 7:30); 11, 17, 18, 24(all 4:30); 24(1:30). ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Sacred Traditions 2016. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; Gosse: carols; Biebl: Ave Maria; carol sing-along. Shana Brown, soprano; Erin Ronningen, alto; and other singers; Angela Schwarzkopf, harp; Carl Steinhauser, piano; Henry Renglich, conductor. Guests: Etobicoke School of the Arts Chamber Choir. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-769-9271. . 6:00: Christmas Marketplace. ●●7:30: Korean Canadian Chamber Concerts. An Instrumental Christmas. Mozart: A Canadian Christmas Friday, December 9, 2016, 8pm Celebrating Canadian music and customs, featuring Stephen Chatman’s Christmas Joy with brass, and seasonal music by Daley, Sirett, Washburn, Willan, and Stokes. 383 Huron Street, Toronto 416-971-9229 www.exultate.net an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario florivox Joshua Tomayo, Conductor presents Joy to the World Fri. Dec. 9 at 8pm Christ Church Deer Park Sun. Dec. 11 at 3pm All Saints Kingsway thewholenote.com December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 41

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