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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!

Wednesday February 1

Wednesday February 1 ●●10:00am: Royal Conservatory. Aimia Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition Finals. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: action/words. Peggy Baker Dance Projects; Debashis Sinha: soundtrack. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Jan 19. Also Feb 3, 7, 10, 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00); Feb 4(4:30). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Opera in Concert - The Killing Flower (Luci mie traditrici). Sciarrino. Geoffrey Sirett, Shannon Mercer and Scott Belluz, singers; Wallace Halladay/Toronto New Music Projects, producers. 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. VICTORIA SCHOLARS MEN’S CHORAL ENSEMBLE & THE CHOIRS OF ST. MICHAEL’S CHOIR SCHOOL Bach, Beethoven, Brahms … & the Boys thu feb 2, 2017 12 noon ◆ Jerzy Cichocki, conductor William O’Meara, 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 A. Concerts in the GTA Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Fauré: Requiem. Samy Moussa: A Globe Itself Infolding; Brahms/Detlev Glanert: Four Preludes and Serious Songs; Fauré: Requiem. Karina Gauvin, soprano; Russell Braun, baritone; Amadeus Choir; Elmer Iseler Singers; Jean-Willy Kunz, organ; Stéphane Denève, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. Also Feb 2. Thursday February 2 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: French and Russian Masterpieces. Solo piano works by Debussy and Scriabin; Debussy: Quatre chansons de jeunesse; Stravinsky: No Word from Tom (from The Rake’s Progress). Geoffrey Conquer, piano; Elizabeth Polese, soprano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall. Noon Hour Concerts: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms...and the Boys. Victoria Scholars; St. Michael’s Choir School Choirs; Jerzy Cichocki, conductor; William O’Meara, organ. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. Free. First-come, first-served seating. FEB 2 – 25 coc.ca GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG WAGNER ●●6:00: Canadian Opera Company. Götterdämmerung. Wagner. Andreas Schager, tenor (Siegfried); Christine Goerke, soprano (Brünnhilde); and others; Tim Albery, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. - 5; $22(under 30). English Surtitles. Also Feb 5(2:00), 8, 11, 14, 17(all 6:00), 25(4:30). ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. See Jan 27. Also Feb 3(7:30); Feb 4, 5(all 2:00). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Composing for Dance Concert. U of T Composition students collaborate with Toronto’s choreographers. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Avataar. Sundar Viswanathan, saxophone/flute/vocals; Felicity Williams, vocals; Michael Occhipinti, guitar; Justin Gray, bass; Ravi Naimpally, tabla; Max Senitt, drums. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Celebrating Estonia’s upcoming 100th year of independence. Rachmaninoff: Vespers; works by Pärt, Daniel and Maimets. Kaspars Putniņš, conductor. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416- 408-0208. .50-.50. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Fauré: Requiem. Samy Moussa: A Globe Itself Infolding; Brahms/Detlev Glanert: Four Preludes and Serious Songs; Fauré: Requiem. Karina Gauvin, soprano; Russell Braun, baritone; Amadeus Choir; Elmer Iseler Singers; Stéphane Denève, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. Friday February 3 ●●11:00am: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters of the Cross-Channel Kind. Works by Purcell, Leclair and Couperin. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964-6337. Prices TBA. Introductions by the performers. Also Feb 4(2:00, Conservatory Theatre). ●●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: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Jan 19. Also Feb 7, 10, 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00); Feb 4(4:30). ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. See Jan 27. Also Feb 4, 5(all 2:00). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Electroacoustic Music Concert. Works including live electronics and surround sound. Dennis Patrick, presenter. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. La trace de Satyr. Combining poetry with classical and jazz improvisation. Works by Legrand, Piaf, Fauré, Poulenc, Debussy and Messiaen. Patricia O’Callaghan, vocals; Marilyn Lerner, piano; Andrew Downing, double bass/cello. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st/member). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Some Enchanted Evening. Ben Heppner, tenor; Jean Stilwell, mezzo; Rebecca Caine, soprano; Gary Relyea, bass; David Warrack, music director. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Harry Manx and Friends. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Kanatha/Canada: First Encounters. Beckwith: Wendake/ Huronia; and other works. Guests: Marilyn George, Shirley Hay and Georges Sioui. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; $22- (sr); (st/35 and under). Also Feb 4. Saturday February 4 ●●12:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Via Italia - Contemporary Italian Music. Works by Sciarrino, Donatoni, Stroppa, Francesconi, Romitelli and Scelsi. Enrico Elisi, piano; Wallace Halladay, presenter. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. See Jan 27. Also Feb 5(2:00). ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters of the Cross-Channel Kind. Works by Purcell, Leclair and Couperin. Conservatory Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0209. . Introductions by the performers. Also Feb 3(11am, Heliconian Hall). ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Jan 19. Also Feb 7, 10, 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00). ●●7:00: Opera by Request. Lohengrin. Wagner. Christopher McRae, tenor (Lohengrin); Michele Cusson, soprano (Elsa); Andrew Tees, baritone (Telramund); Kristine Dandavino, soprano (Ortrud); Michael Robert-Broder, 56 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

aritone (Herald); William Shookhoff, conductor/piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Aimia Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase. An evening of art songs, arias and ensembles. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Year of the Rooster: A Chinese New Year Celebration. Vincent Ho: New work; and other works. Wu Man, pipa; Mark Rowswell (“Dashan”), host/narrator; Long Yu, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. From .75. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Jazz Faculty with Special Guests. Improvisation and New Music. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. The Laws. John and Michele Law. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-729-7564. /$22(adv). ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Northern Reflections. Coulthard: Canadian Fantasy; Grieg: Piano Concerto; other works. Christopher Goodpasture, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 888-489-7784. -. Also Feb 5(2:00). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. String Concert: Russia - Masks and Faces. Pärt: Fratres; Weinberg: Chamber Symphony No.4 Op.153; Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique in B-flat Minor Op.26; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. for string orchestra; Silvestrov: Serenade (for violin solo). Gidon Kremer, violin; Kremerata Baltica. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Kanatha/Canada: First Encounters. Beckwith: Wendake/ Huronia; and other works. Guests: Marilyn George, Shirley Hay and Georges Sioui. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; $22- (sr); (st/35 and under). ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. A Canadian Panorama: Concert and CD Launch. Beethoven: Octet for Winds Op.103; Royer: Travels with Mozart, Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute; Cable: Sun. 5th Feb. at 4 p.m. Evensong for the Queen’s Accession plus Royal Festive Tea and at 5: MUSIC FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS Our invited guest musicians present majestic music fit for the Queen, marking the eve of her accession 65 years ago in February 1952. St. Olave’s Church Bloor and Windermere 416-769-5686 stolaves.ca A CANADIAN PANORAMA A TRIBUTE TO CANADIAN MUSIC TO CELEBRATE OUR 150 TH BIRTHDAY McIntyre Ranch County; Eddington: Saturday Night at Fort Chambly; Gray: Allemande for Eleven; and other works. Winds of the SPO; Kaye Royer, clarinet; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 429-0007. ; (sr); (st); (child). Sunday February 5 SPO.CA ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Götterdämmerung. Wagner. See Feb 2(6:00). Also Feb 8, 11, 14, 17(all 6:00), 25(4:30). ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Northern Reflections. Coulthard: Canadian Fantasy; Grieg: Piano Concerto; other works. Christopher Goodpasture, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 888-489-7784. -. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Andrés Diaz. Works by Martinů, R. Strauss and Kevin Puts. Andrés Diaz, cello; Guests: Barry Shiffman and others. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. See Jan 27. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Prima Zombie - The Diva That Just Wouldn’t Stay Dead. Michael Patrick Albano, libretto. Opera Student Composer Collective; Sandra Horst, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. 2:00: Opera Talk pre-performance lecture, Room 130. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. ●●2:30: Voicebox/Opera in Concert. L’Isola disabitata (The Deserted Island). Haydn. Valérie Bélanger, soprano (Silvia); Marjorie Maltais, mezzo (Constanza); Alexander Dobson (Enrico); Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon; conductor. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. ●●3:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Waltzes and Overtures. J. Strauss II: Eine Nacht in Venedig; Tales from the Vienna Woods; Mascagni: Overture to Cavalleria rusticana; Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours; Verdi: Overture to Il trovatore; arias by Puccini, Verdi and Lehár. Rocco Rupolo, tenor; Paolo Busato, conductor. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 647-238-0015. ; (sr/st). ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. In Concert. Buczynski; Sonata No.13; Sonata No.14; works by Chopin, Albeniz, Ravel and Turina. Walter Buczynski and Richard Herriott, pianos. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for The Queen’s Accession. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions accepted. Religious Service. Royal festive tea follows. ●●5:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Music for Royal Occasions. Celebrating the accession of The Queen. 360 Windermere Ave. 416- 769-5686. Contributions accepted. Salvatore Sciarrino Sun. Feb. 5 | U of T Walter Hall www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. New Music Festival: A Portrait of Salvatore Sciarrino. Sciarrino: Introduzione all’oscuro for 12 instruments; Vagabonde Blu for accordion; Trovare un equilibrio, è necessario? for flute and string quartet; Piano Sonata No.4; Archeologia del telefono, concertante for 13 instruments. Branko Džinović, accordion; Stephen Clarke, piano; NMC Ensemble; Robert Aitken, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15: pre-concert talk. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. Tuesday February 7 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: The Belle Époque. Works by Ravel, Poulenc, Fauré, Debussy and Dompierre. Kerson Leong, violin; Philip Chiu, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Jan 19. Also Feb 10, 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00). Music TORONTO Ilya Poletaev February 7 at 8 pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Discovery Series: Ilya Poletaev, Piano. Bach: French Overture BWV831; Enescu: Sonata in F-sharp Minor Op.24 No.1; Schumann: Humoreske Op.20. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; (st). Search listings by genre online at thewholenote.com/ask-ludwig thewholenote.com December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 57

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