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Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017

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  • September
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In this issue: a look at why musicians experience stage fright, and how to combat it; an inside look at the second Kensington Market Jazz Festival, which zeros in on one of Toronto’s true ‘music villages’; an in-depth interview with Elisa Citterio, new music director of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; and The WholeNote’s guide to TIFF, with suggestions for the 20 most musical films at this year’s festival. These and other stories, in our September 2017 issue of the magazine!

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Bamdad Fotouhi, tombak, percussion; Zohreh Shahbazy, daf. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-536-5439. From . ●●8:30: Arraymusic. Peggy Lee Octet: Tell Tale Tour 2017. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019 x3. PWYC. Sunday September 17 ●●2:00: Small World Music. Small World Music in Trillium Park. Han Han, Kafena, Maracatu Mar Aberto, Nya Soleil, Rambunctious, and others. Trillium Park, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 416-536-5439. Free. ●●3:00: Red Sky Performance. Miigis. Live music and contemporary Indigenous dance. Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd. 416-585-9969. Free. ●●4:00: Harbourfront Centre. Summer Music in the Garden: Ton Beau String Quartet: Return Again, Sweet Springtime! Schubert: Quartet in A Minor D804 “Rosamunde”; Armenian folk songs (arr. Vardapet). 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Tribute to Joe Venuti. Brian Barlow with Drew Jurecka, violin. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920- 5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●5:00: Kensington Market Jazz Festival. Robi Botos. Tom’s Place, 190 Baldwin St. 416- 596-0297. Free. Festival runs Sep 15-17 at various venues. ●●7:00: Jazz Bistro. Mary-Catherine Pazzano, vocals. Pat Collins, bass; Don Buchanan, piano. 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. TBA. Copies of Mary-Catherine’s debut studio album “You’re Gonna Hear From Me” will be available. Tuesday September 19 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●7:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Opening Night: Life of Pi. Charke: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra; Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision); Mychael Danna: A. Concerts in the GTA Suite from Life of Pi. James Ehnes, violin; V. Selvaganesh, percussion; Bombay Jayashri, vocalist; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. ●●8:00: Gallery 345/Arraymusic. Bozzini Quartet with Philip Thomas, piano. Cassandra Miller: About Bach; Bryn Harrison: Piano Quintet. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. Wednesday September 20 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Simon Walker. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Roman Timofeev. Piano Recital. Bach: Partita No.2; Schubert: 3 Impromptus; Chopin: 4 Ballades. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 226-236-0381. ; (sr/st). Also Sep 8(Kingston). JAZZ at lincoln centre orchestra with wynton marsalis WED SEP 20 ◆ 8 PM FOR TICKETS CALL 416-872-4255 OR VISIT MASSEYHALL.COM ●●8:00: Massey Hall. Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-1255. .50-9.50. Thursday September 21 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Winona Zelenka, Cello and James Parker, Piano. Bach: Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●6:00: ClassyAF. Interro Quartet. Adam Despinic, violin; Steve Koh, violin; Maxime Despax, viola; Sebastian Ostertag, cello. La Revolucion, 2848 Dundas St. W. 416-766-0746. /(adv). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. A Joyous Welcome. Handel: Concerto a due cori in F HWV333; Corelli: Concerto grosso in C Op.6 No.10; Vivaldi: “Summer” from The Four Seasons; Concerto in F con molti strumenti RV569; Rameau: Suite from Les Boréades. Elisa Citterio, violin and conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up; and up(sr); and up(under 36). 7pm: pre-concert chat. Post-concert discussion Q & A. Also Sep 22, 23, 24(mat), 26(George Weston Recital Hall). A JOYOUS WELCOME SEP 21–24 KOERNER HALL tafelmusik.org Friday September 22 ●●6:00: Dinner and a Song. Al Lerman. Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-265-7932. (includes meal); (concert only). Mario Ciferri in concert September 22 7:30 p.m. organixconcerts.ca ●●7:30: Organix Concerts/Timothy Eaton Memorial Church/Royal Canadian College of Organists/Istituto Italiano di Cultura. In Concert. Mario Ciferri, organ. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416- 571-3680. ; (RCCO members); free(18 and under). Includes reception. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Tribute to Glenn Gould. Plamondon: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; Murphy: Curiosity, Genius, and the Search for Petula Clark; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Colm Feore, host; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. Also Sep 23(8pm). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Art of the Piano: Florian Hoeffner. CD launch: Coldwater Stories. Florian Hoeffner, jazz piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. A Joyous Welcome. See Sep 21. Also Sep 23, 24(mat), 26(George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Operettts. Viennese Operetta and other works. Michael Barrett, Adam Fisher and Thomas Sigwald, tenors; Christian Koch, piano, conductor. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. Also Sep 23, 24(mat). Saturday September 23 ●●12:00 noon: Tapestry Opera. Bandits in the Valley. See Sep 2. Also 1:30, 3:30; Sep 24, 30. ●●1:30: Tapestry Opera. Bandits in the Valley. See Sep 2. Also 3:30; Sep 24, 30. ●●2:00: Dewi Sant Welsh United Church. Home Coming Weekend Concert. Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir; Merched Dewi (church’s women’s choir). 33 Melrose Ave. 416-485-7583. . ●●3:30: Tapestry Opera. Bandits in the Valley. See Sep 2. Also Sep 24, 30. ●●4:30: Hope United Church. Jazz Vespers. Jim Clayton. 2550 Danforth Ave. 416-691- 9682. Free. Refreshments provided. ●●6:00: Gallery 345. Imperfect Art Song Recital. Works by Cerrone, Livingston, R. Strauss and Stravinsky. Lindsay Lalla, soprano; Tanya Paradowski, piano; Brian Farrow, percussion; Sue Farrow, clarinet. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●7:00: Christian Performance Art Centre. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lloyd Webber: Jacob & Sons, Go Go Go Joseph, Song of the King and other songs. Arthur Wachnik; Jodeid Jahnke. Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Etobicoke. 416-255-2005. . Also Sep 24. ●●7:30: Koichi Inoue. Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series. Hannah Simes, flute; Sonya Sim and Ashlyn Chou, piano. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 904-450-9220. PWYC. ●●7:30: Live at West Plains! Trumpet in My Ear. Hall: original works. George Hall and Iris Rodrigues, vocals; Brahm Goldhamer, vocals, piano; Robert Brownlie, narrator. West Plains United Church, 549 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. 905-529-4871. . Doors at 7pm. Wheelchair accessible. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Tribute to Glenn Gould. Livingston: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; Murphy: Curiosity, Genius, and the Search for Petula Clark; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Colm Feore, host; TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra A Tribute to Glenn Gould Sep 22 & 23 Jan Lisiecki, piano TSO.CA 50 | September 1, 2017 - October 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. Also Sep 22(7:30pm). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. A Joyous Welcome. See Sep 21. Also Sep 24(mat), 26(George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Operettts. Viennese Operetta and other works. Michael Barrett, Adam Fisher and Thomas Sigwald, tenors; Christian Koch, piano, conductor. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. Also Sep 22, 24(mat). ●●8:00: Yamaha Recital Space. Leslie Kinton, Pianist: Beethoven Recital. Sonata Op.13 “Pathétique”; Sonata Op.27 No.2 “Moonlight”; Sonata Op.81a No.26 “Les adieux”. Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu, 310 Davenport Rd. 416- 786-3109. ; (st). Sunday September 24 ●●12:00 noon: Tapestry Opera. Bandits in the Valley. See Sep 2. Also 1:30, 3:30; Sep 30. ●●1:30: Tapestry Opera. Bandits in the Valley. See Sep 2. Also 3:30; Sep 30. ●●1:30: Ted Quinlan. Jazz Vespers. Ted Quinlan, guitar. Seicho-No-Ie Toronto, 662 Victoria Park Ave. 416-690-8686. ; (st); free(under 13). Please bring a non-perishable item for the Daily Bread Food Bank. ●●2:00: Chamber Music Society Mississauga. Glenn Gould 905: A Triple Birthday Multi-Media Celebration. Featuring a special performance by Steinway Spirio. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Strauss, Schoenberg and Shostakovich. Jennifer Tung, soprano; Corey Gemmell, violin; Peggy Hills, violin; Nicholas Papadakis, viola; Mary Katherine Finch, cello; Penny Johnson, piano. Maja Prentice Theatre, 3650 Dixie Rd., Mississauga. 905-848-0015. ; (sr); (st). MASSED MILITARY BAND SPECTACULAR UNCONQUERED A Military Band Tribute to the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 SUN SEP 24 ◆ 2 PM Presented by Royal Canadian Military Institute & Roy Thomson Hall FOR TICKETS CALL 416-872-4255 OR VISIT ROYTHOMSONHALL.COM ●●2:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Royal Canadian Military Institute. Massed Military Band Spectacular: Unconquered. A military band tribute to the Invictus Games Toronto 2017. Canadian Military Wives Choir; Lloyd Robertson, host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-1255. .50-.50. ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Operettts. Viennese Operetta and other works. Michael Barrett, Adam Fisher and Thomas Sigwald, tenors; Christian Koch, piano, conductor. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. Also Sep 22(eve), 23(eve). ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists. Françaix: String Trio; Nielsen: Serenata in vano, CNW69; Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op.28; Beethoven: Septet in E-flat, Op.20. Jonathan Crow, violin; Teng Li, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello; Jeffrey Beecher, bass; Michael Sweeney, bassoon; Neil Deland, horn; Miles Jaques, clarinet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (under 30). ●●3:30: Canadian Music Centre. Christina Petrowska Quilico and Hye Won Cecilia Lee: Jazz-Inspired Contemporary Canadian Compositions. Takahashi: Capriccio; Brégent: Metal Tiger; Go Rocker Gangs Go; Westcott: Wannabe a Rag; and other works. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. /(adv). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. A Joyous Welcome. See Sep 21. Also Sep 26(eve; George Weston Recital Hall). ●●3:30: Tapestry Opera. Bandits in the Valley. See Sep 2. Also Sep 30. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for Michaelmas. Choir of St. Peter’s, Erindale. 360 Windermere Ave. 416- 769-5686. Free; donations welcome. Religious service. Followed by Peach Tea in which Clement Carelse will speak on the influence of the Reformation on church music. ●●7:00: Christian Performance Art Centre. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lloyd Webber: Jacob & Sons, Go Go Go Joseph, Song of the King and other songs. Arthur Wachnik; Jodeid Jahnke. Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Etobicoke. 416-255-2005. . Also Sep 23. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Fall Baroque Academy Concert. Handel: Giulio Cesare (excerpts). Jeanne Lamon, conductor; Daniel Taylor, conductor. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408-0208. Free. Monday September 25 ●●7:30: Toronto Masque Theatre Salon Series. Canada in Words and Music: An Intimate Salon. Shaftesbury Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-410-4561. . Tuesday September 26 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Meet the Young Artists. Young artists of the 2017/18 Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio. 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: Jessica Tse, Clarinet. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●7:30: St. Michael’s Concerts. Sistine Chapel Choir. Massimo Palombella, director. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St. 416-364-0234. (suggested donation). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Trio d’Argento with Todd Yaniw, piano. Works by Schmitt, Ping Yee Ho, Saint-Saëns, Lau, Ibert and Connesson. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. A JOYOUS WELCOME SEP 26 GEORGE WESTON RECITAL HALL tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. A Joyous Welcome. See Sep 21. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-408-0208. and up; and up(sr); and up(under 36). 7pm: pre-concert chat. Sun. 24th Sept. at 4 p.m. Choral Evensong with St. Peter’s Choir, Erindale followed by Peach Tea and MUSIC OF THE REFORMATION Clement Carelse directs the choir for Evensong and presents an illustrated talk on the dramatic influence of the Reformation on the music of the Christian church, in the first of our special events marking the 500th anniversary of its launch in 1517. St. Olave’s Church Bloor and Windermere 416-769-5686 stolaves.ca Wednesday September 27 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Celebrating the Invictus Games. Program on the themes of war, sacrifice, and overcoming adversity. Artists of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio. 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: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. Christopher Dawes, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill donation. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Tom Fitches. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●6:00: ClassyAF. Blythwood Winds. Williams (arr. Vander Hyden): Star Wars Episode IV “A New Hope”. Timothy Crouch, flute; Elizabeth Eccleston, oboe; Anthony Thompson, clarinet; Kevin Harris, bassoon; Curtis Vander Hyden, horn. Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. 416- 850-4579. /(adv). TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Brahms German Requiem Sep 27–30 Erin Wall, soprano TSO.CA ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brahms German Requiem. Boon: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; Louie: Triple Concerto; Brahms: German Requiem. Erin Wall, thewholenote.com September 1, 2017 - October 7, 2017 | 51

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