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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!

20 TH ANNUAL FREE NOON

20 TH ANNUAL FREE NOON HOUR CHOIR & ORGAN CONCERTS Enjoy an hour of beautiful music performed by outstanding Canadian choirs and organists, spotlighting Roy Thomson Hall’s magnificent Gabriel Kney pipe organ. AMADEUS CHOIR OF GREATER TORONTO The Season of Joy Mon Dec 12, 2016 12 noon ◆ Lydia Adams, conductor Shawn Grenke, organ FREE ADMISSION ROYTHOMSON.COM/CHOIRORGAN Suitable for ages 6 and up. For Elementary and Secondary school groups of 20 or more, contact: groups@mh-rth.com 416-872-4255 Made possible by the generous support of Edwards Charitable Foundation ●●8:30: Hugh’s Room. Sultans of String: Christmas Caravan. Original songs, world music-inspired classics and seasonal selections. Chris McKhool, violin; Kevin Laliberté, violin; Drew Birston, bass; Eddie Paton, guitar; Chendy Leon, percussion; Guest: Rebecca Campbell, vocals. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531- 6604. /(adv). Monday December 12 ●●10:30am: Humbercrest United Church. Music and the Word. Handel: Messiah (Christmas portion) with strings, trumpet and organ. Jennifer Krabbe, soprano; Whitney O’Hearn, alto; Matthew Dalen, tenor; Daniel Thielmann, bass; Chancel Choir; Melvin Hurst, conductor. 16 Baby Point Rd. 416-767-6122. Freewill offering. ●●12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall/Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. The Season of Joy. Seasonal songs and winning entries from the Choir’s annual Seasonal Song-Writing Competition. Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto; Shawn Grenke, organ; Lydia Adams, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. Centrediscs CD Launch: Canadian Flute Masterpieces. Susan Hoeppner, flute. 20 St. Joseph St. 416- 961-6601 x202. Free (RSVP). ●●7:00: University Settlement Music and Arts School. End of Term Student Concerts. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243/244. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Masque Theatre. O Tannenbaum: The Tree of Life. Somers/Bissell: No Tongue Will Tally; and other seasonal songs and stories. Alison Melville, recorder; Andrea Ludwig, alto; Bud Roach, tenor; and others. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-410-4561. . ●●8:00: The Double Cuts. Let Us Be Frank: The Music of Frank Sinatra. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). Tuesday December 13 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Aventures. Shahi: new work (world premiere); Lindberg: A. Concerts in the GTA Aventures; Ron Smith: Four Movements. Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble; Brian Current, conductor. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. First come, first served. Late seating not available. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Thomas Fitches. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:30: Dmitri Levkovich. In Recital. Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue FWV21; Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat Minor Op.35; Mozart: Sonata No.17 in B-flat K570; Chopin: 12 Études Op.25. Dmitri Levkovich, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-453-7607. ; (st). ●●7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto/Hannaford Street Silver Band. Traditions: Welcome Christmas! Jackie Richardson, vocals. Traditions Welcome Christmas! December 13, 2016 HANNAFORD STREET SILVER BAND Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-530-4428. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Duly Noted. Love Lost. A cappella music from madrigals to Lady Gaga. TELUS House, 3rd Floor, 25 York St. 416-360-1432. ; (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Christmas Concert. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 905-727-6101. ; free(under 12). ●●8:00: Cameron House. A Winter’s Night. Bach: Sonata No.1 for viola da gamba and keyboard; Schumann: Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) Op.132 for clarinet, viola and piano; Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio K498 for clarinet, viola and piano. Duo Mechant (Joseph Nadurata, viola; Linda Shumas, piano); James Petry, clarinet. 480 Queen St. W. 416-703- 0811. PWYC. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Jann Arden Christmas. Jann Arden, vocalist; Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. Also Dec 14(2:00, 8:00). Wednesday December 14 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Rashaan Allwood, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Jann Arden Christmas. Jann Arden, vocalist; Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .50. Also 8:00. ●●7:30: ACTA Recorder Quartet. Festivities for Four. Early and modern-era music for the holiday season. Corelli: Christmas Concerto; Handel: Hallelujah Chorus; Britten: Alpine Suite; S. Davis: Chanukah Medley; and other holiday fare. ACTA Recorder Quartet: Anne Massicotte, Colin Savage, Tatsuki Shimoda and Alison Melville. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-588- 4301. /(adv); /(sr/st)(adv); /(under 12)(adv). ●●7:30: Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts Music Department. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. St. Clare Church, 1118 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-393-5556 x0. . Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts presents its 10th annual... A Festival of Nine Lessons Carols and General Admission Wednesday Dec 14, 2016 7:30 pm St. Clare Parish 1118 St. Clair Ave W THE TORONTO CHORAL SOCIETY P R E S E N T S Christmas in Italian featuring Gloria (Vivaldi) Lauda per la Natività (Resphigi) Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Eastminster United Church 310 Danforth Avenue Tickets www.torontochoralsociety.org 44 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

TAFELMUSIK’S ORIGINAL MESSIAH Handel Messiah December 14-17 at 7:30pm Koerner Hall, (416) 408-0208 Sing-Along Messiah December 18 at 2pm Massey Hall, (416) 872-4255 tafelmusik.org ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. Handel. Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Colin Balzer, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Ivars Taurins, director. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up; and up(under 36). Also Dec 15, 16, 17. ●●7:30: Incontra Vocal Ensemble. O Nata Lux. Works by Chilcott, Gjeilo, Lauridsen, Runestad, Sixten and others. Matthew Otto, conductor; Sarah Maria Leung, assistant conductor. St. Joseph Chapel, Regis College, 100 Wellesley St. W. 416-922-5474 x266. . ●●7:30: Toronto Choral Society. Buon Natale!: Christmas in Italian. Vivaldi: Gloria; Respighi: Lauda per la Natività; and other works. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-463-2179. . ●●7:30: Village Voices. Sing-Along Carols. Traditional Christmas carols; audience participation. Robert Horvath, piano; Oksana Vignan, conductor. Cornell Recital Hall, 3201 Bur Oak Ave., Markham. 905-763-4172. PWYC. Donations to Markham Food Bank welcomed. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Jann Arden Christmas. Jann Arden, vocalist; Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. Thursday December 15 ●●12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Noels for Christmas. Thomas Fitches, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. ●●12:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Puttin’ on the Ritz. Dance to 1920s and 30s cabaret and jazz classics. Ted Atherton and Tanya Wills, vocals; Wintergarten Orchestra. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. (includes latke lunch). Advance registration required. ●●7:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky. James Kudelka, choreographer/librettist. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 345-9595. -5. Also Dec 11, 18, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31(all 1:00); Dec 10, 17(all 2:00); Dec 11, 18, 28, 29, 30(all 5:30); Dec 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23(all 7:00). ●●7:00: Torrent Productions. Robin Hood: A Merry Magical Pantomime. Royal Canadian Legion #001, 243 Coxwell Ave. 1-800- 838-3006. ; (under 12). Preview show. Opens Dec 16, 7:00. Runs to Dec 24. Tues-Fri(7:00), Wed/Thurs(1:00), Sat/ Sun(2:00). ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. See Dec 14. Also Dec 16, 17. ●●8:00: Canadian Music Centre. Class Axe: New Works for Classical Guitar. New works by M. Côté, Denenberg, Horrigan, A. Jang, Kardonne and S. Marwood. Rob MacDonald, Adam Batstone and Graham Banfield, classical guitar. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. Free; register in advance. 7:15: Pre-concert chat. ●●8:00: Corktown Chamber Orchestra. With Bells On. Selected Christmas songs with singalong carols. Paul McCulloch, conductor. Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425 King St. E. 647-528-7159. ; free(child). Music TORONTO Gryphon Trio December 15 at 8 pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Gryphon Trio. Brahms: Trio in B; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (trio version). Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; (st). ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Susan Aglukark: Dreaming of Home. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. . Friday December 16 ●●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. ●●7:00: Imagine. Imagine: Christmas. Ellington: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite; Guaraldi: Music from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin; Michael Westwood, clarinet; Calum MacLeod, double bass; Andrew Rasmus, percussion; Raffi Altounian, guitar/musical director. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-528- 5349. . ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 9. Also Dec 17, 22, 23(all 7:30); 17, 18, 24(all 4:30); 24(1:30). ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. A Tribute to Vince Guaraldi: The Sound of Charlie Brown. Robert Scott Trio. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; free before 8:00. ●●7:30: Ensemble Vivant. Christmas Tidings: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Catherine Wilson, piano, conductor. Guests: Upper Canada Chorus (Lian Senior, conductor). Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000/1-888-805- 8888. -; -(under 13). Also Dec 18(London), 21(Richmond Hill), 22(Kingston), 23(Nepean). ●●7:30: SoundCrowd. SoundCrowd For the Holidays. A cappella concert. Carol of the Bells, This Christmas, Cool Yule, Green Christmas, Mele Kalikimaka. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-281-1397. . ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. See Dec 14. Also Dec 17. ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Christmas Sweater Swing. Harmony Singers; Angie Seth, narrator. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; free(under 12). ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. A Canadian Christmas. House Concert (Georgetown), 157 Main St., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. SOLD OUT. Also Dec 17, 18. ●●8:00: Rose Theatre. Quartette. Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick and Sylvia Tyson. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874- 2800. . ●●8:00: Soulpepper Concert Series. Rose (A Concert Presentation). Based on Gertrude Stein’s The World Is Round. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. ; (st/child). Opening night. Also Dec 17 and 22(both 2:00). ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Papiosco y Grupo Ritmicos de Toronto. Jorge Luis Torres (aka Papiosco), percussion; and others. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416- 588-0307. ; women free before 10:00. Saturday December 17 ●●2:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Toronto Children’s Chorus: A Child’s Christmas. Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (with orchestral arrangements by Telfer); and seasonal songs. Guests: TCC Alumni Choir; Judy Loman, harp; Stan Klebanoff, trumpet; Andy Morris, percussion; members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Geraint Wyn Davies, narrator. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●2:00: Soulpepper Concert Series. Rose (A Concert Presentation). Based on Gertrude Stein’s The World Is Round. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. ; (st/child). Also Dec 22(2:00). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: David Briggs. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:00: Pax Christi Chorale. The Children’s The Annex Singers Saturday, December 17 Pax Christi Chorale presents The Children’s Messiah Church of St. Mary Magdalene Pay what you can Messiah. For children and families. Handel: Messiah. Larissa Koniuk, soprano; Caitlin Wood, soprano; Maria Soulis, mezzo; Jacques Arsenault, tenor; Dion Mazerolle, baritone; with orchestra. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-488- 7884. PWYC. Luminous seasonal carols & Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit December 17, 2016 7:30pm Grace Church on-the-Hill 300 Lonsdale Road www.annexsingers.com thewholenote.com December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 45

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