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Volume 23 Issue 2 - October 2017

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In this issue: several local artists reflect on the memory of composer Claude Vivier, as they prepare to perform his music; Vancouver gets ready to host international festival ISCM World New Music Days, which is coming to Canada for the second time since its inception in 1923; one of the founders of Artword Artbar, one of Hamilton’s staple music venues, on the eve of the 5th annual Steel City Jazz Festival, muses on keeping urban music venues alive; and a conversation with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, as he prepares for an ambitious recital in Toronto. These and other stories, in our October 2017 issue of the magazine.

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● ●-(under 30); -(st). 7:15pm: Pre-concert chat. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant New Music Festival. James Tenney: Resistance. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080. /(adv); (st/member/ arts worker). Panel discussion 6:30. Festival runs Oct 11-15. Monday October 16 ●●7:00: Live at West Plains! Linnea Good In Concert with David Jonsson. Good: original works. Linnea Good, vocals, piano; David Jonsson, percussion. West Plains United Church, 549 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. 905- 529-4871. . Doors at 6:30pm. Wheelchair accessible. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Northern Encounters. Works by Sibelius, Vivier, Stravinsky, Somers, Pidgorna and Debussy. Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Tuesday October 17 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: NYO Canada Laureates. 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. ●●12:10: 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. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Open Improvisation Performance & Discussion. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●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. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Elixir of Love. See Oct 11. Also Oct 21, 27, 29, Nov 2, 4(4:30). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art Of The Piano: A. Concerts in the GTA Niklas Sivelov – Virtuoso Introspective. Works by Haydn, Beethoven, Stenhammar, Piazzolla and Bartók. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). Wednesday October 18 ●●12:10: TO.U Collective/Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Takemitsu, Hindemith, Beecroft, Wan-Ki Lee and Bach. Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp; Stephen Tam, flute. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Peter Nikiforuk. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Arabella. See Oct 5. Also Oct 20, 22(2pm), 28. ●●7:30: Junction Trio and Friends. Mystery Concert. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. PWYC. donation suggested. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Jann Arden. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -5. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey World Tour. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. SOLD OUT. Rush tickets available on Oct 18. Thursday October 19 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Songs and Duets. Simone Osborne, soprano; Gordon Bintner, baritone; Liz Upchurch, 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Jonathan Crow, Violin and Joseph Johnson, Cello. Works by Ravel and Kodály. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Spotlight Series: Accolade Trio. Patricia Wait, clarinet; Mark Chambers, cello; Elizabeth Acker, piano. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:00: Jazz at the Library/Toronto Downtown Jazz. Terry Clarke Trio. Terry Clarke, drums; Kieran Overs, bass; John Sherwood, piano. Don Mills Branch Library, 888 Lawrence Ave. E. 416-395-5710. Free; registration required. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. The Medium. Menotti. In concert with piano accompaniment. Karen Bojti, mezzo (Madame Flora); Michelle Danese soprano (Monica); Dylan Chisholm, mute (Toby); Shannon Mills, soprano (Mrs. Gobineau); Keith O’Brien, baritone (Mr. Gobineau); William Shookhoff, piano and music director; and others. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . Also Oct 20. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Pavlo. Guests: Mark Masri, vocalist; Carson Freeman, sax; Lazo Iionnidis, electric violin. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Kings of The Guitar: James Bryan and Michael Savona. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. October 19 at 8pm QUATUOR MOSAÏQUES ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Quatuor Mosaïques. Mozart: Quartet in B-flat K458 “Hunt”; Haydn: Quartet in D Op.33 No.6; Mozart: Quartet in D Minor K421. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -; (st, full-time). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Tribute to Maureen Forrester. John Abram: Start (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Howard Shore: L’Aube for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra: Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth). Susan Platts, mezzosoprano; Michael Schade, tenor; Ben Heppner, host; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Oct 20(7:30pm). ●●8:00: Zita Petrak. Streets I Knew: CD Release Concert. Zita Petrak, piano; Brian Katz, guitar; Lenka Lichtenberg, voice. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity St. 647-294- 6467. /(adv). Friday October 20 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Beethoven: Waldstein Sonata. Tristan Savella, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Arabella. See Oct 5. Also Oct 18, 22(2pm), 28. ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Burnt Door Concert. Widor: Toccata; Liszt: Transcendental Étude No. 5 in B-flat "Feux follets" (Will o' the Wisp); Falla: Ritual Dance of Fire; and other works. William Aide and Sheng Cai, piano; Ian Grundy, organ; ECHO Women’s Choir; Sarah Svendsen, and Andrew Donaldson. 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x226. . ●●7:30: Opera by Request. The Medium. Menotti. In concert with piano accompaniment. Karen Bojti, mezzo (Madame Flora); Michelle Danese soprano (Monica); Dylan Chisholm, mute (Toby); Shannon Mills, soprano (Mrs. Gobineau); Keith O’Brien, baritone (Mr. Gobineau); William Shookhoff, piano and music director; and others. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . Also Oct 19. TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra A Tribute to Maureen Forrester Oct 19 & 20 Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano TSO.CA ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Tribute to Maureen Forrester. Howard Shore: L’Aube for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra: Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth). Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano; Michael Schade, tenor; Ben Heppner, host; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Oct 19(8pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Symphony. Lavallée (arr. Cable): O Canada; Lavallée: La rose nuptiale; Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium; Barnes: Fantasy Variations; Cable: Stratford Suite; and other works. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Romantic Classics. Dvořák: Symphony No.7 in D Minor Op.70 B141; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat Op.73 “Emperor”; Weinzweig: Round Dance. Peter Longworth, piano. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; /(sr/adv); (st). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Sophie Milman. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905- 305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Jazz At The Gallery: Genevieve Marentette. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Rachmaninoff Concerti for Two Pianos. 42 | October 2017 thewholenote.com

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in D Minor; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Ron Greidanus, piano; Kathryn Tremills, piano. Piano Hall, 157 Main St. S., Georgetown. 905- 873-9909. . Reception to follow. Khachaturian Trio FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 8PM Pre-concert Talk 7pm Koerner Hall Generously supported by David G. Broadhurst, The Armenian Community Centre and Hamazkayin Cultural Association TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Chamber Music: Khachaturian Trio. Works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Babajanian and Khachaturian. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Preconcert chat at 7:00. ●●8:00: York University Department of Music. Improv Soiree. An evening of improvisation in a participatory “open mic” set-up, hosted by the improv studios of Casey Sokol. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Performers and observers welcome. Dido and Aeneas by Purcell & Tate Aeneas and Dido by Rolfe & Alexis A tragic love story, twice told. 20 & 21 October 2017 ●●8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. Dido and Aeneas/Aeneas and Dido. Music by Henry Purcell and James Rolfe, libretti by Nahum Tate and André Alexis. Krisztina Szabo, Alexander Dobson, Andrea Ludwig, Jacqueline Woodley, singers; Larry Beckwith, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-410-4561. -. Also Oct 21. Saturday October 21 Autumn Radiance Tickets: - St. Anne’s Anglican Church Sat Oct. 21 | 3PM torontochildrenschorus.com ●●3:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Autumn Radiance. Bradley Christensen, baritone; Ryan Downey, tenor; Giles Tomkins, bassbaritone; Stan Klebanoff, trumpet; Training Choirs; Choral Scholars, staff and alumni. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●7:00: York University Department of Music. G.I.V.E: Gospel Inter-Varsity Explosion. York U Gospel Choir; gospel choirs from the University of Toronto, McMaster University and Humber College; rhythm section directed by Corey Butler. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Elixir of Love. See Oct 11. Also Oct 27, 29, Nov 2, 4(4:30). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. With Glowing Hearts. Gilbert: UP! (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Somers: Passacaglia and Fugue; Freedman: Tableau; J. Beckwith: Flower Variations and Wheels; Champagne: Piano Concerto; and other works. Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano; Earl Lee, conductor; Victor Feldbrill, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also Oct 22(3pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: Celebrating the Choral and Vocal Music of Imant Raminsh. Missa Brevis in C Minor for treble voices and orchestra; Ave verum corpus; and other works. MacMillan Singers; Women’s Chamber Choir; Women’s Chorus; Men’s Chorus; University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor; Imant Raminsh, composer and conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Caliban Arts/Remix Lounge. Celebrating Dizzy at 100. Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. 647-722-4635. (adv). ●●8:00: Caution Tape Sound Collective. Singles vol. 3. World premieres by: Arteaga, Mermelstein, Murphy-King, Simms and Versluis. Jonathan MacArthur, tenor; Evan Bowen, percussion. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. ; (sr/st/arts workers). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Jazz At The Gallery: John Stetch & Vulneraville. CD release show: “The Vancouver Concert”. Steve Kortyka, sax; Philippe Lemm, drums; Ben Tiberio, bass; John Stetch, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Henderson Kolk Duo. Works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert and others. St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-964- 8298. /(adv); (sr/st)/(adv). ●●8:00: Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC). Harry Allen’s All Star New York Saxophone Band. Vincent Herring, Grant Stewart and Harry Allen, tenor saxophones; Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone; Ehud Asherie, piano; Joel Forbes, bass; Kevin Kanner, drums. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-733-9388. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Beethoven: Overture to King Stephen Op.117; Bottesini: Concerto for Contrabass and Orchestra No.2; Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in F Op.125. Kristian Alexander, conductor; Jesse Dietschi, contrabass; Sarah Forestieri, soprano; Danielle Mac- Millan, mezzo; Michael Barrett, tenor; John Holland, baritone; Toronto Classical Singers. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -; (sr); (youth). 7pm silent auction; 7:15pm pre-concert recital; 7:30pm pre-concert talk; intermission discussion with Jurgen Petrenko. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Flamenco Legends by Javier Limón: The Paco de Lucía Project. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. Dido and Aeneas/Aeneas and Dido. Music by Henry Purcell and James Rolfe, libretti by Nahum Tate and André Alexis. Krisztina Szabo, Alexander Dobson, Andrea Ludwig, Jacqueline Dido and Aeneas by Purcell & Tate Aeneas and Dido by Rolfe & Alexis A tragic love story, twice told. 20 & 21 October 2017 Woodley, singers; Larry Beckwith, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-410-4561. -. Also Oct 20. ●●8:00: York Symphony Orchestra. Extroversions. Misha Roháč: Uncertainty; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23; Dvořák: Symphony No. 8. Kara Huber, piano; Misha Roháč, guest conductor. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 416-410-0860. ; $23(sr); (st). Also Oct 22(Richmond Hill at 3pm). Sunday October 22 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Arabella. See Oct 5. Also Oct 28(7:30pm). ●●2:00: Richmond Hill Concert Band/Richmond Hill Historical Society. Notes and Quotes: Music and Stories of Richmond Hill. Concert band favorites to celebrate Canada 150. B. Herriot: En La Rose, Je Fleuris/Like a Rose I Flourish; Maple Leaf Forever. Richmond Hill Concert Band; speakers from Richmond Hill Historical Society; Dr. Robin Elliott, speaker. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. . ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Percussion Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●3:00: Gallery 345. Canadian Women Composers Project. Art songs by Branscombe, Ethridge, Coulthard, Weaver, Gardiner and others. Claire Tonigussi, soprano; Narmina Efendiyeva, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra ●●3:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Decennial Music. Gounod: Ballet Music from Faust; Je veux vivre; Shostakovich: Jazz Suite; Waltz No.2; Cohen: Hallelujah; pop hits by Celine Dion, Brian Adams, Paul Anka; and other works. Jean-Michel Malouf, conductor; Guests: ViVA Trio. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 647-238-0015. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Tango! Payadora Tango Ensemble; James Gourlay, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Hart House. Sunday Concerts: Egre National Winners Tour. Works by Canadian composers for soprano. Alexandra Smither, soprano; Trevor Chartrand, piano. 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-22452. Free. ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Deutsche Musik. Beethoven: Symphony No.5; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor; Maxwell: Fanfare for Canada. Corey Gemmell, violin; Kevin Mallon, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, thewholenote.com October 2017 | 43

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