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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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Ligeti: Musica Ricercata; L’escalier du diable; Mozart-Chen: Offertorium from Requiem; Madamina (Catalogue Aria) from Don Giovanni; Rachmaninoff-Chen: Symphony No.2 mvt 3; Beethoven-Liszt: Symphony No.2 mvts 3 and 4. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. ; (st). Wednesday January 11 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Bang the Drum! Spectrum Percussion Trio (Jay Mannion, Andrew Rasmus, Jonny Smith). 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. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. The Orchestra in Baroque Italy. Works by Caldara, Corelli, Cazzati, Locatelli, Torelli and others. Participants from the Tafelmusik Winter Institute. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. Free; donations welcomed. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Royal Conservatory. Mozart@261 Festival: Magnificent Mozart. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 K595; Rondo for Violin K373; Symphony No.40 K550. Leonid Nediak, piano; Kerson Leong, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-598- 3375. From . 6:45: Performance by TSO Chamber Soloists.Also Jan 12. Thursday January 12 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Three. Works by Couperin, Kuhlau, Lussier and Shostakovich. Leslie Newman, flute; Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon; Guy Few, trumpet/piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Royal Conservatory. Mozart@261 Festival: Magnificent Mozart. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 K595; Rondo for Violin K373; Symphony No.40 K550. Leonid Nediak, piano; Kerson Leong, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-598- 3375. From . Friday January 13 ●●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. JMondew. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416- 588-0307. ; free before 8:00. ●●7:30: Podium Concert Productions. The Secret Garden. Music by Lucy Simon, lyrics and book by Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Trinity- St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. podiumconcerts.com. -. Opening night. Also Jan 14(7:30pm), Jan 15(6:30pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Royal Conservatory. Mozart@261 Festival: Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart. Mozart: Symphony No.33 K319; Piano Concerto No.14 in E-flat K449; A. Concerts in the GTA TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart Jan 13 & 14 Michael Francis, Conductor TSO.CA Piano Concerto No.22 in E-flat K482. Emanuel Ax, piano; Michael Francis, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-598-3375. From . Also Jan 14(8:00). ●●8:00: Canadian Music Centre. Paul Pulford and Cheryl Duvall: In Concert. Smith: Ballad; Storring: Vale; Waller: Lines; Anthems; Simms: wires at rest (tend to tangle). Paul Pulford, cello; Cheryl Duvall, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. ; (sr/st/arts worker). Saturday January 14 ●●2:00: Pocket Concerts. Pocket Concert in The Annex. Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata; and other works. Csaba Koczó, violin; Emily Rho, piano. Private home on Palmerston, 505 Palmerston Blvd. 647-896-8295. ; (19-35); (under 19). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Hansel and Gretel. Humperdinck. Shannon Halliwell-McDonald, mezzo (Hanzel); Brittany Stewart, soprano (Gretel); Jake Flynn, baritone (Father); Erin Armstrong, soprano (Mother); Brigitte Bogar, soprano (Witch); Norita Portillo, mezzo (Sandman/Dew Fairy); Kate Carver, conductor/piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Podium Concert Productions. The Secret Garden. Music by Lucy Simon, lyrics and book by Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Trinity- St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. podiumconcerts.com. -. Also Jan 15(6:30). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Royal Conservatory. Mozart@261 Festival: Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart. Mozart: Symphony No.33 K319; Piano Concerto No.14 in E-flat K449; Piano Concerto No.22 in E-flat K482. Emanuel Ax, piano; Michael Francis, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-598-3375. From . ●●8:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Baroque to Blues. Songs by G. Murray, stylistically ranging from baroque to blues. Gordon Murray, voice and piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Duration: 50 min. ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Ricky Franco and P-Crew Orchestra. Salsa, bachata, bolero, cumbia and merengue. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. . Sunday January 15 Diana Doherty and Dennis Kim SunDay, January 15, 2pm mazzoleni ConCert Hall TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.pErfOrmANCE.rCmuSIC.CA ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters: Diana Doherty and Dennis Kim. Works by Bach, Mozart and others. Diana Doherty, oboe; Dennis Kim, violin. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. Heard in the Hanover Rooms. Pleyel: Trio for two violins and cello in E-flat; Haydn: Mermaid’s Song; Pleasing Pains; Arianna a Naxos; Quartet Op.64 No.3. Meredith Hall, soprano. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952. ; (sr); (st). On period instruments. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: David Briggs. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Drew Jurecka Trio. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. ●●6:30: Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School. The Twilight Fall Album Release Party. Double big band event. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv); (with CD)/(adv with CD); (sr/st/arts workers)/(adv); (sr/st/arts workers with CD)/(adv with CD). ●●6:30: Podium Concert Productions. The Secret Garden. Music by Lucy Simon, lyrics and book by Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Trinity- St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. podiumconcerts.com. -. Monday January 16 ●●8:00: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto. MIR Trio. Music by Jewish composers inspired by Jewish culture and traditions. Works by Yefim Adler, Paul Schoenfield and Charles Osborne. Igor Gefter, cello; Mark Skazinetsky, violin; Rachael Kerr, piano. Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave. 416-487-4161. Members: /(adv); Non-members: /(adv). Tuesday January 17 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend Preview. Gadfly Dance. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. MIR Trio With Igor Gefter on cello, Mark Skazinetsky on violin, and Rachael Kerr on piano Monday January 16 at 8.00 p.m. Tickets in Advance: | Tickets at the Door: with guest Meredith Hall January 15, 3:00 210 Wilson Avenue 416.487.4161 www.templesinai.net To register, please visit www.templesinai.net or call 416.487.4161. 52 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. Late seating not available. ●●12:30: York University Music Student Association. Music Media Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: David Briggs. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Wednesday January 18 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Partita Aplomb. Bach: Partita No.6; Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in B-flat Minor Op.35; and other works. Jingquan Xie, piano. 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. ●●12:00 noon: TO.U Collective/Music at St. Andrew’s. Chamber Music Recital. Fausto Romitelli: La lune et les eaux; Trash TV Trance; Laurence Crane: Bobby J; Matthew Shlomowitz: Logic Rock. Graham Banfield, guitar. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: New Music Ensemble. Matt Brubeck, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Gordon D. Mansell, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill offering. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Andrew Adair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Instrumentalis Masters/DMA Series: Made in the Americas. Instrumental music from North and South America. Victoria Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Mozart Prague Symphony Jan 18 & 20 Isabelle Faust, violin TSO.CA ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Royal Conservatory. Mozart@261 Festival: Mozart Prague Symphony. Mozart: Overture to Lucio Silla K135; Violin Concerto No.1 K207; Violin Concerto No.3 K216; Symphony No.38 K504 “Prague.” Isabelle Faust, violin; Bernard Labadie, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-598-3375. From . Also Jan 20(7:30). Thursday January 19 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Green River Sessions. Works from Burgé’s debut and second albums. Hannah Burgé, vocals. 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Colin Ainsworth, Tenor and William Aide, Piano. Duparc: mélodies; Schumann: lieder; Liszt: Petrarch Sonnets (both vocal and piano settings). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. MOZART THE MAGIC FLUTE JAN 19 – FEB 24 coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. Mozart. Bernard Labadie, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -5; $22(under 30). English Surtitles. Also Jan 28, Feb 1, 3, 7, 10, 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00); Feb 4(4:30). ●●7:30: York University Music Student Association. Music Media Music Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Intimate German Baroque. J. Christoph Bach: Lament; Biber: sonata; and other works. Peter Harvey, baritone; Jeanne Lamon, violin; Julia Wedman, violin; Dominic Teresi, dulcian. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. and up; and up(sr); and up(under 36). Also Jan 20, 21, 22(mat). Friday January 20 ●●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. ●●1:30: York University Department of Music. Vocal Masterclass with John Greer. 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. ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Roland Hunter. Roland Hunter, guitar; David Restivo, piano; Jim Vivian, bass. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; free before 8:00. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Royal Conservatory. Mozart@261 Festival: Mozart Prague Symphony. Mozart: Overture to Lucio Silla K135; Violin Concerto No.1 K207; Violin Concerto No.3 K216; Symphony No.38 K504 “Prague.” Isabelle Faust, violin; Bernard Labadie, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-598-3375. From . Recital of the songs and music of New France by Lorna McDonald Soprano January 20th ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Yesterday and Today. Songs and music of New France. MacDonald/Burry: The Bells of Baddeck (selections). Lorna McDonald, soprano. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/ st/member). INTIMATE GERMAN BAROQUE Featuring Peter Harvey, baritone Jeanne Lamon, violin January 19–21 at 8pm, January 22 at 3:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre tafelmusik.org Great Artist Music Series presents Han Chen, piano Friday, Jan. 20, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Great Artist Music Series. Han Chen, piano. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Rose Theatre. Tartan Terrors. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800. and up. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Intimate German Baroque. See Jan 19. Also Jan 21, 22(mat). ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Café Cubano. Salsa and timba band. Jorge Betancourt, piano; and others. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; women free before 10:00. Saturday January 21 ●●2:00: Home Music Club of Toronto. An Afternoon of Chamber Music. Northern District Public Library, Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. ●●7:30: Opus 8. Dona Nobis Pacem. Exploring the power and potential of the Agnus Dei over the past 700 years. Devotional pacifist music featuring the many interpretations of the ‘Lamb of God’ text. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-821- 7286. Free. Reception following. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Canadian Legacy. Ridout: Fall Fair; Mercure: Kaléidoscope; Mathieu: Rhapsodie romantique; Coulthard: Introduction and Three Folk Songs from Canada Mosaic; Weinzweig: Barn Dance from Red Ear of Corn. Alain Lefèvre, piano; Tom Allen, host; Alain Trudel, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Music Education 70th Anniversary Concert. Instrumental and choral works by alumni composers. Hilary Apfelstadt, Lori- Anne Dolloff and Gillian MacKay, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Winterfolk Showcase. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-729-7564. /$22(adv). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. The New Flesh. Sherri Hay, Jenn E. Norton, Katie Switzer, Paul Moleiro, Bruno Ribeiro and others. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members/st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Chamber Music Concert: JCT Trio. Works by Ives, Dvořák and Mozart. Stefan Jackiw, violin; Jay Campbell, thewholenote.com December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 53

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