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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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included). January 11 Farrucas Latino Duo .99 (dinner included). Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 oldmilltoronto.com The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30pm-10:30pm December 1 Colleen Allen (sax, flute) Trio with Mark Hukezalie (piano), Peter Telford (bass). December 2 Canadian Jazz Quartet: Frank Wright (vibes), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums) feat. Drew Jurecka (violin). December 3 Micah Barnes (voice) Quartet with Michael Shand (piano), Russ Boswell (bass), Al Cross (drums). December 6 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi. December 8 Steve McDade (trumpet, flugelhorn) Trio with Robi Botos (piano), Scott Alexander (bass). December 9 Sean Bray’s (guitar) Peach Trio with Mark Dunn (bass), David MacDougall (drums). December 10 Colina Phillips (voice) Quartet with Stacie McGregor (piano), Mike Milligan (bass), Ted Warren (drums). December 15 Bob DeAngelis (clarinet, sax) Trio with Phil Disera (guitar), Ron Johnston (bass). December 16 Julie Michels (voice) Trio with David Restivo (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass). December 17 Dave Young (bass) Quartet with Jim Lewis (trumpet), John Sherwood (piano), Terry Clarke (drums). December 22 Russ Little (trombone) Trio with Tom Szczesniak (piano), Scott Alexander (bass). December 23 Julie Mahendran (voice) Trio with Adrean Farrugia (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass). December 31 New Year’s Eve Jazz Party hosted by June Garber, feat. Mark Kieswetter (piano) Trio with Ross MacIntyre (bass), Daniel Barnes (drums) 0(adv) (includes buffet dinner). Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 theonlycafe.com (full schedule) All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated. Paintbox Bistro 555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555 paintboxbistro.ca (full schedule) Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 thepilot.ca All shows: 3:30pm. No cover. December 3 Bernie Senensky Quartet. December 10 Sugar Daddies. December 17 Dave Young Quartet. D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule) Remix Lounge 1305 Dundas St. W. remixlounge.ca (full schedule) December 9 8pm David Murray (sax) with The All Star Ritual Trio: Sir Kahil El’Zabar (drums), Harrison Bankhead (bass). Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 reposadobar.com (full schedule) Every Wed Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy. Every Thu, Fri 10pm Reposadists Quartet: Tim Hamel (trumpet), Jon Meyer (bass), Jeff Halischuck (drums), Roberto Rosenman (guitar). Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 reservoirlounge.com (full schedule). All shows: 9:45pm Every Tue, Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed The Digs. Every Thu Stacey Kaniuk. Every Fri Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 therex.ca (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. December 1 6:30pm Teri Parker Trio; 9:30pm Kiki Misumi Quintet. December 2 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet; 9:45 Joe Bowden Sextet. December 3 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7pm Sammy Jackson Quintet; 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. December 4 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm James Brown Guitar Trio; 9:30pm Ilios Steryannis Quartet. December 5 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Steve Farrugia’s Big City Big Band. December 6 9:30pm Brad Cheeseman Group. December 7 6:30pm Brian de Lima’s Bud Powell Tribute; 9:30pm Split Cycle (Montreal/Brooklyn/ Japan). December 8 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Split Cycle (Montreal/Brooklyn/ Japan). December 9 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet; 9:45 John Raymond & Real Feels. December 10 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm The A/C Unit; 7pm Sammy Jackson Quintet; 9:45pm Mark McLean. December 11 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm James Brown Guitar Trio; 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. December 12 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Tom Upjohn’s We Are All Big Band. December 13 6:30pm David Diao Group; Featuring some of Toronto’s best jazz musicians with a brief reflection by Jazz Vespers Clergy Sunday, December 11 at 4:30 pm (Christmas Vespers) Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite BRIAN BARLOW BIG BAND Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm DREW JURECKA TRIO Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm Chase Sanborn, trumpet; Mark Eisenman, piano Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211 (north of St. Clair at Heath St.) www.thereslifehere.org Admission is free; donations are welcome. 9:30pm Saorsa. December 14 6:30pm Brian de Lima’s Bud Powell Tribute; 9:30pm Virginia MacDonald. December 15 6:30pm Laura Hubert Group; 9:30pm Norbert Botos. December 16 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet; 9:45 Brooklyn’s Huntertones. December 17 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Jerome Godboo Winter Blues Solstice; 7pm Sammy Jackson Quintet; 9:45pm Brooklyn’s Huntertones. December 18 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7pm James Brown Guitar Trio; 9:30pm Radiohead Jazz Project - T.J.O. Toronto Jazz Orchestra. December 19 6:30pm Triple Bari Ensemble; 9:30pm Edmonton’s Jenie Thai. December 20 6:30pm Chris Gale Quartet; 9:30pm Jake Wilkinson’s Bebop Christmas. December 21 6:30pm Brian de Lima’s Bud Powell Tribute; 9:30pm Thrust (Ottawa). December 22 6:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:30pm Roberto Occhipinti. December 23 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet; 9:45 Terry Promane & Dave Young Octet. December 26 8pm The Sinners Choir. December 27 6:30pm Chris Gale Quartet; 9:30pm Leyland Gordon. December 28 6:30pm Brian de Lima’s Bud Powell Tribute; 9:30pm Gordon Hyland’s Augenblick. December 29 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad. December 30 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet; 9:45 Jabfung. December 31 1pm The Sinners Choir; 9:30pm The Rex NYE Bash w/ Grooveyard. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 thesaltydog.ca (full schedule) Every Tuesday Jazz with Greg Pilo. Competitions ●●Jan 09 11:59pm: ORIANA Women’s Choir. 2016/17 Canadian Choral Composition Competition. Open to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants; winning entry will be performed at ORIANA’s May 27 2017 concert. For complete rules, regulations and eligibility please see orianachoir.com and contact artistic director Mitchell Pady at competition@orianachoir.com Deadline for submission: January 09 2017. Festivals, Festivities ●●Jan 07 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Songfest. Musical extravaganza of Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan performing groups. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. 416-763-0832. Non-members . Refreshments included. Lectures, Salons, Symposia ●●Dec 01 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Gilbert & Sullivan TopsyTurvyDom. The masters of the Savoy Theatre took a cue from Strauss and Offenbach and ran with it. Their light operas conquered new audience all over the world. Find out the “whys and wherefores” with Guillermo Silva, general director of Toronto Operetta Theatre. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924- 6211 x155. at the door. ●●Dec 04 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Great Singers of the Mariinsky and Bolshoi E. The ETCeteras Sauce on the Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 sauceondanforth.com All shows: No cover. Every Mon 9pm The Out Of Towners: Dirty Organ Jazz. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth. December 3 Stephen Stanley. December 17 Ike Cedar & The Daydrinkers. Seven44 (Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken) 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931 seven44.com (full schedule) All shows: 7:30pm December 5 Advocats Big Band. December 12 Mega City Swing Band. December 19 George Lake Big Band. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 tranzac.org 3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC. Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Fri 5pm The Friends of Hugh Oliver (folk). This month’s shows include: December 2 10pm Emily Denison. December 4 5pm Monk’s Music. December 6 10pm Peripheral Vision. December 11 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. December 13 10pm Michael Davidson. December 18 7:30pm Diane Roblin. December 20 10pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. December 27 10pm Nick Fraser Presents. December 30 10pm The Ryan Driver Sextet. Check back in early January on thewholenote.com for updates to our club listings. Theatres of Tsarist Russia. Stephen R. Clarke, guest speaker. Edward Johnson Bldg., Room 330, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. . ●●Dec 07 10:00am: Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Music before Words: 400 Years of Italian Opera. The dawn of a new era: from Verism to Puccini’s Turandot. Lecture by Sebastiano Bazzichetto. 496 Huron St. 416- 921-3802 x221. , (IIC students). ●●Jan 24 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Talk: Rebel Without a Cause: Is Siegfried really the hero of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung? Talk by Opera Canada editor Wayne Gooding. North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. Advance registration recommended by calling 416-395-5639. Free. ●●Jan 24 7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Lecture by Richard Bronskill, Louis Applebaum, Distinguished Visitor in Film Composition. Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750; music.utoronto.ca Free. ●●Jan 26 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Singing for Social Change: Women Musicians of the 1960s & 70s. With folk singer Eve Goldberg. Learn how legendary female artists like Carole King, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell helped changed history, and sing along to some of their greatest songs. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x155. at the door. ●●Jan 26 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Insights: Opera Trivia! Think you know opera? Team up with fellow opera geeks 66 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

and test your opera knowledge over a pint in a round of opera trivia. Trivia master Russel Harder of Trivia Club! hosts this gameshow-inspired quiz night. The Fifth Pub House, 221 Richmond St. W. Reserve tickets in advance by calling 416-363-8231 or visit coc. ca/OperaInsights Free. ●●Jan 28 9:00am-5:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music / York University / Ryerson University. DM@X: Digital Media at the Crossroads. Examining the evolving digital media universe in Canada. Features panels on digital disruption in the music industry, the future of publishing in the digital age and more. Open to students, faculty and public. Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750; for information on speakers, conference fees, and registration: digitalmediaatthecrossroads.ca ●●Feb 02 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: New Music Festival: Lecture by Salvatore Sciarrino. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. ●●Feb 02 3:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Lecture by Suzanne G. Cusick, Professor of Music at the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University. Room 130, Edward Johnson Bldg, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 978-3750; music.utoronto.ca. Free. ●●Feb 06 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Insights: Götterdämmerung from Scratch: A Novice’s Guide. Join COC Music Director Johannes Debus as he leads participants through the score of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. Playing excerpts from the score on piano, Debus shares fascinating musical insights into this complex and masterful work. No musical background required! Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. Reserve tickets in advance by calling 416-363-8231 or visit coc.ca/OperaInsights. Free. Registration begins on Jan 11. Masterclasses ●●Dec 03 11:00am-1:00: Tafelmusik. Masterclass with violinist Rodolfo Richter. Join the audience to see Richter work with emerging artists, focusing on violin and viola repertoire of Baroque Italy. Open to the public. Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-9562 x241. Free ( suggested donation). HAOCHEN ZHANG JAN 8 SUN, 4:00 PM Piano Master Class First Prize Winner, Van Cliburn Competition ●●Jan 08 4:00: Li Delun Music Foundation. Haochen Zhang Piano Masterclass and Lecture. Steinway Piano Gallery, 2651 John St. Markham. 905-946-8040. , . ●●Jan 21 1:00-3:00: Tafelmusik. Guest Artist Public Masterclass. Baritone Peter Harvey will work with emerging artists on German Baroque repertoire for voice. Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-9562 x241; www.tafelmusik.org/ Masterclass. Free admission (donations appreciated). ●●Feb 01 10:00am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Composition Master Classes with Salvatore Sciarrino. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. ●●Feb 03 10:00am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Composition Masterclasses with Salvatore Sciarrino. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. Salons ●●Jan 22 2:00-5:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Haydn: A Celebration of Musical Genius. Recordings and videos will be presented. For information and location: 416- 898-2549. (annual membership fee); no charge for first-time visitors. Nominal donation to defray refreshment cost. Screenings ●●Jan 31 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music / Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. A Todo Color. Through intimate interviews, some of Cuba’s leading artists chronicle their defiant personal journeys that changed the history of their country’s music. Two members from the all-female Cuban jazz sextet, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Jane Bunnett and Magdelys Savigne, will be in attendance for a postscreening performance and Q&A. 506 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2824; www.hotdocscinema.ca (Hot Docs members: , , free). Spoken Word, Performance Art ●●Dec 11 2:00: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Dickens: A Christmas Carol. Oneman show by John Huston. Plus singalong carols. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. 416-763-0832. (non-members). Refreshments included. Tours ●●Dec 04 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent; includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas like wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231; coc.ca (adults); (sr/st). Tours also available on Jan 08, 15, 22, 29 and Feb 05. Workshops ●●Dec 04 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Avery MacLean. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. 416-779-5750. . ●●Dec 09 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485; torecorder.wordpress.com (non-members). Refreshments. ●●Jan 08 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by viol/cello player Laura Jones. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. 416-779-5750. . ●●Jan 13 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. Guest coach: Anne Massicotte. 416-597-0485; torecorder. wordpress.com (non-members). Refreshments. ●●Jan 14 5:00-9:30: Canadian Opera Company. Youth Opera Lab: Opera for Musical Theatre Lovers – The Magic Flute. For young adults between the ages of 16 and 24. Activities include an interactive lecture with soprano and opera educator Kyra Millan; a backstage tour with assistant technical director Jake Gow; a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a working rehearsal of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. 416-363-8231 or education@coc.ca Application available at coc.ca/YOL. Registration opens Dec 05. Free. ●●Jan 22 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Schubert’s Mass in G. Elaine Choi, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-551-5183. ; (members). ●●Jan 24 5:00-9:30: Canadian Opera Company. Youth Opera Lab: Writing Text for Opera – Götterdämmerung. For young adults between the ages of 16 and 24. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a libretto-writing (opera script) workshop with librettist Julie Tepperman and gain a behindthe-scenes glimpse at a working rehearsal of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. 416-363-8231 or education@coc.ca. Application available at coc.ca/YOL. Registration opens Dec 19. Free. ●●Feb 05 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by violin/keyboard player Larry Beckwith. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. 416-779-5750. . YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM Strings | Winds | Piano | Voice Ottawa 2017 Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra Pinchas Zukerman Founder, Artistic Director Sara Vered Honorary Patron SENIORS JUNE 5–23 PRECOLLEGE JUNE 10–24 Auditions due: February 6, 2017 For information and to apply: nac-cna.ca/yap SING CAROLS with your friends at your party accompanied by a professional pianist/ singer with carol lyric sheets. Piano req’d. 647-823-1233 thewholenote.com December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 67

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