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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!

●●11:00: All Saints

●●11:00: All Saints Kingsway Church. Candlelight Christmas Celebration and Choral Eucharist. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. Religious service. Also at 7:00pm. ●●11:00: Music at Metropolitan. Christmas Eve Communion. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. Religious service. ●●11:00: St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto). Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. St. Andrew’s Choir; Dan Bickle, organ. 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x220. Free. Religious service. Sunday December 25 ●●10:00: All Saints Kingsway Church. A. Concerts in the GTA Christmas Day Celebration and Eucharist. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. Religious service. Tuesday December 27 ●●2:00: North York Central Library. Cassava Latin Band. Clap, sing, dance to rhythms of Latin America: samba, salsa, bossa nova and more. 5120 Yonge St. 416-395-5639. Free; registration required. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Pirates of Penzance. Gilbert & Sullivan. Colin Ainsworth, tenor (Frederic); Vania Chan, soprano (Mabel); Curtis Sullivan, baritone (Major General); Elizabeth Beeler, alto (Ruth); Derek Bate, conductor; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre BRING YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY TO THIS EXTRAORDINARY EVENT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! A STEVEN SPIELBERG FILM IN CONCERT Experience John Williams’ epic score performed note for note by a live orchestra while the film is shown ON THE BIG SCREEN! DEC 29 & 30 • 7:30PM PRODUCED BY: MEDIA PARTNERS: FILM CONCERTS LIVE CO-PRESENTER: St_Andrews_Church_Dec2016.pdf sonycentre.ca 1 2016-11-15 8:05 AM 1.855.872.SONY (7669) TM & © UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. -. Also Dec 30, Jan 6(all 8:00); Dec 31, Jan 7, 8(all 3:00). Thursday December 29 ●●7:30: Sony Centre/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Live in Concert. Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. -. Also Dec 30. Friday December 30 ●●2:00 and 7:00: Flato Markham Theatre. The Nutcracker. Ballet Jörgen. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. Also at 7:00. ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Chris Bottomly. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; free before 8:00. ●●7:30: Sony Centre/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Live in Concert. Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Pirates of Penzance. See Dec 27. Also Jan 6(8:00); Dec 31, Jan 7, 8(all 3:00). ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Roberto Linares Brown. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; women free before 10:00. Saturday December 31 ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Pirates of Penzance. See Dec 27. Also Jan 6(8:00); Jan 7, 8(all 3:00). ●●7:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions/ Roy Thomson Hall. Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits. Selections from Così fan tutte, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, Pagliacci, Tosca and other works. Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi, soprano; Diletta Rizzo Marin, mezzo; Leonardo Caimi, tenor; Lucio Gallo, baritone; Opera Canada Symphony; Opera Canada Chorus; Marco Guidarini, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -5. ●●7:00: Free Times Cafe. 60s Folk Revival: Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone. Works by Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, and Woody Guthrie. Sue and Dwight, Michelle Rumball, and Tony Laviola. 320 College St. 416-967-1078. (buffet); (show). Reservations required. Songsheets provided. Champagne and party favours at midnight with prizes. ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. New Year’s Eve Salsa Party with Yani Borrell. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. 5(dinner and show); (dancing only)/(adv to Dec 10). Sunday January 1 Tickets: 416.872.4255 roythomson.com January 1 • 2:30 pm Roy Thomson Hall ●●2:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions/ Roy Thomson Hall. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. Strauss waltzes and melodies New Year’s Eve 7:00 pm Tickets: 416.872.4255 roythomson.com Opera Stars, Chorus & Orchestra Roy Thomson Hall cANDLELIGHT Christmas Eve Services 7 PM Lessons & Carols Organ, brass band & our renowned choir 11 PM Worship & Carols Organ & our choir 50 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

from operettas with full orchestra and dancers. Strauss Symphony of Canada; Polina Pasztircsák, soprano; Alexander Kaimbacher, tenor; dancers from Kiev-City Ballet; Matthias Fletzberger, conductor; and others. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 1-855-872- 5000. -5. Also Jan 2 (Hamilton). Tuesday January 3 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: The People’s King, A Musical Tribute to Bhutan. Lemish. Jazz quartet; recorded chanting of monks from the Dechen Phodrang Monastery in Thimphu. 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. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Imre Oláh. 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. Wednesday January 4 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Thomas Fitches, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill offering. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Jetstreamin’ Jazz. Turboprop (Ernesto Cervini, drums; Kelly Jefferson, tenor sax; Adrean Farrugia, piano; Jim Vivian, bass; Tara Davidson, alto sax; William Carn, trombone). 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. Thursday January 5 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Echo|Sap’a. Peters: Echo|Sap’a; Newman: Kinanu; and other works. Marion Newman, mezzo; Adam Sherkin, piano; Kathleen Kajioka, violin. 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. Friday January 6 ●●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. ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Ernesto Cervini Trio. Ernesto Cervini, drummer-composer; Kelly Jefferson, tenor saxophone; Artie Roth, bass. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; free before 8:00. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz Faculty Concert with Dave Liebman. Mike Murley, saxophone; Jim Vivian, bass; Terry Clarke, drums. Upper Jazz Studio, 90 Wellesley St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Elixir Baroque Ensemble. Sixth Annual ‘Elixir Mixer’ concert. Works by Bach, Graun, Mozart and others. Guests: Patricia Ahern, violin; Matt Antal, viola. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Pirates of Penzance. See Dec 27. Also Jan 7, 8(all 3:00). ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Charangón del Norte. Classic changüí with merengé, calipso, soca and latin jazz fusion. Wilver Pedrozo, bandleader. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; women free before 10:00. Saturday January 7 ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Pirates of Penzance. See Dec 27. Also Jan 8(3:00). ●●7:30: Li Delun Music Foundation. New Year’s Concert 2017. Tchaikovsky: Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin); Puccini: Turandot (selections); Verdi: Rigoletto (selections); Hong Hu Capriccio; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.1; and other works. Haochen Zhang, piano; Romulo Delgado, tenor; Donghua Feng, erhu; Toronto Festival Orchestra; Junping Qian, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-250-3708. -. I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE PANTS ON FIRE GUESTS Ian Watson, harpsichord Graham Hargrove, percussion SAT. JAN. 7 TH , 2017, 8PM www.ifuriosi.com ●●8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. Pants on Fire. Works by Purcell, Stradella, LeClair and others. Guests: Ian Watson, harpsichord; Graham Hargrove, percussion. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-923-9030. -. Conducting the Ether Sat. Jan. 7 | The Music Gallery www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Conducting the Ether. Carolina Eyck: New work (premiere); D. Andrew Stewart: Working song and the last dead leftover; Martinů: Fantasia; Omar Daniel: Regarding U.S. Patent 1,661,058. Carolina Eyck, theremin; Penderecki String Quartet; Gregory Oh, piano; James Mason, oboe; D. Andrew Stewart, karlax DMI. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-961- 9594. ; (sr/arts worker); (st). 7:15: Pre-concert talk. ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Manny Cardenas y Su Orchesta. Merengue, bachata and a wide variety of Latin rhythms. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. . Sunday January 8 ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Pirates of Penzance. See Dec 27. ●●3:00: Vesnivka Choir. A Ukrainian Christmas. Guests: Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir; soloists; orchestra. Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416- 246-9880 or 416-763-2197. -. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Ian Sadler. 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Music for Epiphany. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416- 531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Joe Sealy Trio. 31 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-233-1125. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:30: Tranzac Club. GUH in Concert. 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137. PWYC. ●●8:00: Gallery 345/Arraymusic. The Art of the Piano: Cascades and Abysses. Works by Rădulescu, Kasemets, Gerald Barry and Scelsi. Stephen Clarke, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. /PWYC. Tuesday January 10 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Chamber Offerings. Artists of The Glenn Gould School. 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. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals. Organist TBA. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. An East-Meets-West Concert of Favourite Classics SAT. JAN 7 TH , 2017 AT 7:30 PM TORONTO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Enescu, Strauss and more Toronto festival Orchestra with conductor Junping Qian, conductor of Berlin Pure Artistry Ensemble Piano Haochen Zhang 1st Prize, Van Cliburn Int Piano Competition Tenor Romulo Delgado Music TORONTO Sean Chen January 10th at 8 pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Contemporary Classics Series: Sean Chen, Piano. Toronto debut. Er-hu Donghua Feng Presented by: TICKETS: VIP, , , ,, , TCA box office 416-250-3708 ticketmaster.ca 1-855-985-2787 canadaticketbox.com, eventbrite.ca Enquiry: Li Delun Music Foundation 416-490-7962 info@lidelun.org thewholenote.com December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 51

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