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Volume 22 Issue 5 - February 2017

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  • February
  • Toronto
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In this issue: an interview with composer/vocalist Jeremy Dutcher, on his upcoming debut album and unique compositional voice; a conversation with Boston Symphony hornist James Sommerville, as as the BSO gets ready to come to his hometown; Stuart Hamilton, fondly remembered; and an inside look at Hugh’s Room, as it enters a complicated chapter in the story of its life in the complex fabric of our musical city. These and other stories, as we celebrate the past and look forward to the rest of 2016/17, the first glimpses of 2017/18, and beyond!

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Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 630 Spadina Ave. 416-937-6180. /(adv); (st)/(adv). ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Triptych: The Musical World of Hieronymus Bosch. Works by Pierre de la Rue, Clemens non Papa and Jean Mouton. Guests: Cappella Pratensis. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; $22- (sr); (st/35 and under). Also Mar 3. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. New Creations Festival: Tanya Tagaq. Jörg Widmann: Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra (Canadian premiere/TSO commission); Jordan Pal: New Work (world premiere/ TSO commission); Tanya Tagaq and Christine Duncan: New Work (world premiere/TSO A. Concerts in the GTA Sunday, March 5, 2017 ~ 3:00 pm Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto Tickets available through our website or 416-978-8849 Adults: Seniors/Under 35: Students: commission). Yefim Bronfman, piano; Tanya Tagaq, vocalist; Christine Duncan, improvisation leader; André de Ridder, conductor; Peter Oundjian, conductor and host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. ●●10:00: Soundstreams. R. Murray Schafer’s Odditorium. See Mar 2. Also Mar 5(4:00). Sunday March 5 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles. Bach: Violin Sonata No.1 in G Minor BWV1001; Ysaÿe: Sonata No.3 in D Minor for Solo Violin Op.27 No.3 “Ballade;” Schumann: Violin Sonata No.3 in A Minor WoO27; Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.7 in C Minor Op.30 No.2. In Mo Yang, violin; Renana Gutman, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . For audiences 5-11; adults welcome. Also 3:15(main concert). ●●2:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Brundibár. See Mar 3. ●●2:00: Markham Concert Band. Symphonic Pops Favourites. A tribute to great Canadian and American music. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21; Armenian Dances; Glenn Miller in Concert; The Great Race; As a Wind From the North; and other works. Markham Concert Band; Kennedy Public School Band. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. ; (sr/st). ●●2:00: North Toronto Players. Iolanthe. See Mar 3. Runs to Mar 12. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Fern Lindzon. Fern Lindzon, vocals/ piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●2:00: Toronto City Opera. Carmen. See Feb 19. Also Feb 25. ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket (VPAN). Maxim Bernard, piano. In Concert. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Durham Chamber Orchestra. A Visit to the British Isles. Duncan McIntyre, piper; O’Donnell Irish Dancers; Lori Martin, vocalist. St. Francis Centre, 78 Church St. S., Ajax. 905-493-4277. ; free(under 12). Sun. 5th March at 4 p.m. Choral Evensong with Schola Ecclesiam followed by refreshments and: MONTEVERDI 450 Clem Carelse directs the choir and examines the life and works of Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643), an early crossover composer who linked religious and secular music – including the relationship between today’s Evensong anthem, Beatus Vir, and his work as the first major composer of operas St. Olave’s Church Bloor and Windermere 416-769-5686 BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Andris Nelsons, Conductor Emanuel Ax, Piano SUN MAR 3 3 PM ◆ ROYTHOMSON.COM ●●3:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Boston Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique. Emanuel Ax, piano; Andris Nelsons, conductor. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-9.50. ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. In Concert. Berg: Sonata; Schumann: Kinderscenen; Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat Op.110; work by Hétu. Peter Longworth, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st). Post concert reception. 50 | February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017

●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. France. Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Op.80 (selections); Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1 in A Minor Op.33; Debussy: La mer. Tom Mueller, cello; Kevin Mallon, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (under 30). ●●3:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. Journey Around the Sun: Choral Masterworks. Tormis: Looduspildid (Nature Pictures); Pergolesi: Stabat Mater. Grace Church on-the- Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-978-8849. ; (sr/under 35); (st). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Invesco Piano Series: Sir András Schiff. Works by Schubert. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. 2:15: Pre-concert chat. ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. In Concert. Bach: Violin Sonata No.1 in G Minor BWV1001; Ysaÿe: Sonata No.3 in D Minor for Solo Violin Op.27 No.3 “Ballade;” Schumann: Violin Sonata No.3 in A Minor WoO27; Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.7 in C Minor Op.30 No.2. In Mo Yang, violin; Renana Gutman, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 CLASSICS FROM VIENNA MEET VOICES OF BRITAIN Ludwig van String Trio in G major, Beethoven Op. 9 No.1 Wolfgang Amadeus Oboe Quartet in F major, Mozart K.370 Benjamin Britten Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings, Op. 2 x103. ; (under 30). Also 1:15(Music and Truffles). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ music by Bach. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531- 7955. Free. ●●4:00: Soundstreams. R. Murray Schafer’s Odditorium. See Mar 2. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Monteverdi 450. Choral evensong for the First Sunday in Lent. Monteverdi: Beatus vir and other works. Schola Ecclesiam; Clem Carelse, director. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Canadian Scholars. Works by Denis Bédard, Stephen Chatman, Eleanor Daley, Tomáš Dušatko, Ernest MacMillan and others. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-761-7776. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Midwinter Sweets. Mendelssohn (arr. Moore and Greaves): Concert Piece No.2 for Two Clarinets; Bernstein (arr. S. Macdonald): “Tonight” from West Side Story; Jobim (arr. S. Macdonald): No More Blues. Michele Jacot, clarinet soloist and director. Knox United Church, Agincourt, 2569 Midland Ave., Scarborough. 416-293-4424 x201. . ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Symphonic Dance: Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra. Dvořák: Slavonic Dances; Haydn: Minuet from Symphony No.94; J. Strauss: Emperor Waltz; Beethoven: Allegretto from Symphony No.7; and other works. Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . Monday March 6 ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Small Concerts: Classics from Vienna Meet Voices of Britain. Beethoven: String Trio in G Op.9 No.1; Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F K370; Britten: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings Op.2. Sarah Lewis, oboe; Eri Kosaka, violin; Diane Leung, viola; Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 282-6636. $22; (sr/st). THE ASSOCIATES OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Monday, March 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $22, Seniors & Students Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre 427 Bloor St. W. Box Office: 416-282-6636 Tuesday March 7 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Romantic Inspirations. Works by Chopin, Schumann and Rachmaninoff. Charissa Vandikas, 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. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Kammerchor Stuttgart a cappella. Works of Tallis, Gombert, Mendelssohn, and Fasch. Frieder Bernius, conductor; Daniel Taylor, conductor. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Music in the Afternoon TRIO SHAHAM EREZ WALLFISCH violin, piano, cello Thursday, March 9, 1.30 p.m. Tickets 416-923-7052 IN THIS ISSUE: Ancaster, Barrie, Belleville, Cambridge, Cobourg, Elmira, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Niagara Falls, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines, Stratford, Waterdown, Waterloo. Wednesday February 1 ●●12:00_noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Marketa Ornova, Piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Noon Hour Concerts: Russian Songs and Sonatas. Scriabin: Piano Sonata; Rachmaninoff: Op.21. Heidi Wall, piano; Natasha Campbell, soprano. Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226. Free. ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. Ten Strings and a Goat Skin. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-473-2099. /(adv). Thursday February 2 ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Los Lobos. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515- 0722. ; (members). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Wilfrid Laurier University Composers and Improvisers Association. Music for string quintet; and other works. Autumn Wascher, soprano; and others. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). Friday February 3 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays @ 12:30 Concert Series. Schumann: Fantasie Op.17; works by Debussy and Ravel. Stéphan Sylvestre, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte). Mozart. Sung in German with English dialogue and Surtitles. Tyrone Paterson, music director; Theodore Baerg, stage director. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. ; (sr/st). Also Feb 4, 5(mat). Saturday February 4 ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Bella the Tuba Gets Her Melody. KWS Brass Quintet. Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder St. S., Elmira. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). 9:30: Pre-concert activities. Post-concert meet the performers. Also Feb 11(Waterloo Museum, Kitchener). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery. Family Concert. Classical Kids; Laura Thomas, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (st); (child); (eyeGO). Also Feb 5. February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 | 51

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