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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.

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA Kevin Mallon, Musical Director ●●5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (under 29). 2:15pm: pre-concert chat. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. With Glowing Hearts. Somers: Passacaglia and Fugue; Freedman: Tableau; John Beckwith: Flower Variations and Wheels; Champagne: Piano Concerto; Archer: Poem for Orchestra; 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 21(7:30pm). ●●3:00: York Symphony Orchestra. Extroversions. Misha Roháč: Uncertainty; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23; Dvořák: Symphony No. 8. Kara Huber, piano; Misha Roháč, guest conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ; (sr); (st). Also Oct 21(Aurora at 8pm). ●●7:00: St. Paul’s Centre for Spirituality and the Arts. Old & New Pop Tunes & Sacred Music. Display of photography and paintings by Ken Wightman. Agelos Trio: Eunice Kang, violin; Jenny Cheong, cello; Elaine Kim, piano. 59 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. 905-852-7016. . Refreshments following. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Rhythm ’N Step. Works for fiddle, violin, guitar, mandolin and piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters: Adi Braun: Moderne Frau. CD Launch. Works by Braun, Weill, Grothe and Spoliansky. Adi Braun, jazz vocals; Tony Quarrington, guitar and banjo; Joseph Macerollo, accordion; Brad Eaton, trumpet; Zack Smith, trombone; and others. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. MEITAR ENSEMBLE Instrumental Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Tuesday October 24 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: The World of Yesterday. Works by Korngold and others. Erin Wall, soprano; Sandra Horst, 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. ●●1:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Singing our Songs. Arias and lieder. Young artists in the classical vocal performance studios of Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. Also Oct 31(2:30pm). ●●7:00: St. Michael’s Concerts. Duo Voce Humana. Works for organ and voice by Franck, Vierne, Widor and Saint-Saëns, interspersed with solo works for organ. Marie- Noëlle Cros, soprano; Franck Besingrand, organ. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St. 416-397-6367 x6036. By donation, suggested. ●●10:00: Canadian Electronic Ensemble. John Farah and the CEE. Featuring improvised electronic music. John Kameel Farah, David Jaeger, Jim Montgomery, Paul Stillwell and David Sutherland. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137. PWYC. Wednesday October 25 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Sonatas and Mazurkas. Works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Chopin and Adès. David Lebhardt, 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. Deutsche Musik The Music of Germany October 22, 2017 | 3pm Corey Gemmell Fanfare to Canada by Michael Maxwell − WORLD PREMIERE Corey Gemmell performs Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No.5 in C minor by Ludwig van Beethoven www.orchestratoronto.ca 17/18 Season Pre-concert chats at 2:15pm George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. Tickets are available at the TCA Box Office, ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-2787. Season and Pick 3 Subscriptions, and Group Sales 416-250-3708. Single tickets are Adult, Senior (60+), Child and OTOpus (15-29). Photo: Claude Dufêtre Pierre-André Valade direction Sun. Oct. 22 @ 918 Bathurst St. www.NewMusicConcerts.com 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: New Music Concerts/Music Gallery. Meitar Ensemble. Leroux: Postlude à l’épais; Interlude à l’épais; Pelz: marchons marchons; Seroussi: Jazz...à propos de Matisse; Kochavi: New Work (world premiere). Pierre-André Valade, conductor. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/ member/arts worker); (st). Monday October 23 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Happy Birthday Canada! Friday, October 27, 2017, 8pm Featuring secular music from coast to coast 383 Huron Street, Toronto 416-971-9229 www.exultate.net an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario 44 | October 2017 thewholenote.com

●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. Alison Clark, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769-5224. Freewill donation. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: William Maddox. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT 12tet. Terry Promane, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Lisa Simone. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of The Piano: Louis Vaspar. Bach: English Suite in E Minor BWV810; Liszt: Fantasie und Fuge über das Thema B-A-C-H; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 “Moonlight” Op.27 No.2. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. Free. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Schubert Symphony 9. Ginastera: Ollantay; Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; Schubert: Symphony No.9 “Great”. Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Juanjo Mena, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. 7:15: Pre-concert chat. Also Oct 26. Thursday October 26 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Musical Chairs II - On the Move. Works by Vaughan Williams, Bach, Piazzolla, R. Strauss, and Mahler. Elisabeth McDonald, soprano; Giles Tomkins, bassbaritone; Achilles Liarmakopoulos, trombone; Kathryn Tremills, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:00: Orchardviewers. Joan Zarry, Piano. Toronto Public Library, Northern District, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. Room 224. ●●7:30: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. 50th Anniversary Celebration. Richard Margison, tenor; Krisztina Szabó. mezzo; Simone Osborne, soprano; Andrew Haji, tenor; Teri Dunn, music director; guest conductors: John Tuttle and Ann Cooper Gay. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-366-0467. ; (sr/ st); (under 6). ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. The Marriage of Figaro. Music by Mozart, libretto by Da Ponte. Douglas Williams, baritone (Figaro); Mireille Asselin, soprano (Susanna); Stephen Hegedus, baritone (Count Almaviva); Peggy Kriha Dye, soprano (Countess Almaviva); Mireille Lebel, mezzo (Cherubino); and others; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. -4. Also Oct 28, 29, 31, Nov 3, 4(times vary). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Sweet Sparrow Music. Jazz and Broadway standards by Kern, Porter, Legrand, Waller and others. Beatrice Carpino and Adolfo De Santis. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. . Cash only. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Schubert Symphony 9. Ginastera: Ollantay; Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; Schubert: Symphony No.9 “Great”. Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Juanjo Mena, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Oct 25. Friday October 27 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Dongso Kim, cello. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night. Betsy and the Bobs. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655 or 905-874-2800. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Patricia O’Callaghan Sings Leonard Cohen. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. . Series discount available. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Elixir of Love. See Oct 11. Also Oct 29, Nov 2, 4(4:30). ●●7:30: Heliconian Club/Association of Canadian Women Composers. Preserving the Environment, Celebrating Canada. Marshall: Parched; Muriel: The Sun Has Turned; Doolittle: Vocalise (for bees); Skarecky: Planet Earth; Olson: Paraclete; and other works. Paula Arciniega, mezzo-soprano; Dobrochna Zubek, cello; Jaye Marsh, flute; Rita Greer, clarinet; Suzanne Yeo, piano; Velma Ko, violin. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922- 3618. ; free(under 12 w adult). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: Joaquin Valdepeñas Conducts. Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No.1; and works by Mozart and others. Glenn Gould School students. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ●●8:00: Andrew James Clark presents. Classical Context: For The Birds. Messiaen: Catalogue d’Oiseaux Bk1; Petites Esquisses d’Oiseaux. Rashaan Allwood, piano; Avery Kua, visual artist. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 647-784-6229. /(adv). ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Happy Birthday Canada! Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church Kira Braun, Soprano & Peter Krochak, Piano present “Eastern Breezes, Western Winds” CD Launch & Recital SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2PM Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu, Yamaha Recital Space • 310 Davenport Road TICKETS IN ADVANCE .00 | AT THE DOOR .00 CALL KIRA BRAUN 416-786-3109 (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Inti- Illimani 50th Anniversary and Nano Stern. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Musik für das Ende. Works by Claude Vivier. Choir 21; Alex Ivanovici, actor; Adanya Dunn, soprano; Owen McCausland, tenor; and others. Crow’s Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave. 647-341-7390. From . Also Oct 28, 29, 31, Nov 1, 2, 3, 4. Times vary. ●●9:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists. Phantoms of the Organ. Many local organists share the bench to present spooky organ music for Halloween. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521. Donations welcome. Audience costumes encouraged. Saturday October 28 ●●2:00: Gallery 345. Britten and Pears: “Canticles” CD Release. Zach Finklestein, tenor, Peter Tiefenbach, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●2:00: Kira Braun Presents. CD Launch and Recital: Eastern Breezes, Western Winds. Kira Braun, soprano; Peter Krochak, piano. Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu, 310 Davenport Rd. 416-786-3109. /(adv). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Handel’s Messiah. Schola Cantorum; Baroque Orchestra; Jeanne Lamon, conductor; Daniel Taylor, conductor. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Also Oct 29(7:30pm). ●●3:00: Neapolitan Connection. Musical Matinées at Montgomery’s Inn: Art Songs in Autumn. Victoria Gydov, soprano. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 416-231-0006. ; (child). 2:15: historical tour; tea and cookies included. ●●3:00: Soundstreams. Musik für das Ende. See Oct 27. Also Oct 28(8pm), 29, 31, Nov 1, 2, 3, 4. Times vary. ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Arabella. See Oct 5. PRESENTS ●●7:30: Festival of Arabic Music and Arts. Ilham Al-Madfai and Sultans of String. Ilham Al-Madfai, guitar, vocals, and composer; Sultans of String. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Rat-drifting Series: Every Shot from Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera as an Animated GIF. Lear: video installation; Driver: soundtrack. Renée Lear and Ryan Driver, performers. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. or PWYC. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Sophie Milman. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50. ●●8:00: Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra. Diamond Music. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 “Classical”; Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) from Má Vlast; and other works. Gregory Turner, piano; Jessica V. Kun, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Musik für das Ende. See Oct 27. Also Oct 29, 31, Nov 1, 2, 3, 4. Times vary. ●●8:00: Spectrum Music. Legend and Lore. The Heavyweights Brass Band. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-937- 6180. ; (st). ●●8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. Choral Splendour. Canadian sacred and secular choral music. Elora Singers; Noel Edison, conductor. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844-3972. . ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Guest Orchestra. Poznansky: Footnote Suite from the music for the motion picture; Ravel: Suite No.2 from Daphnis et Chloé; R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). Zubin Mehta, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .25-0. Sunday October 29 ●●10:30am: Royal York Road United Church. 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Bach: Cantata No.79 “Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild” BWV79. Senior Choir, soloists and orchestra. 851 Royal York Rd. 416-231-9401. Free; donations welcomed. Phantoms of the Organ! A Hallowe’en howl of unearthly delights! FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, 9PM Spooky organ music for Halloween. Audience costumes encouraged! NEW VENUE THIS YEAR Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square,Toronto (behind the Eaton Centre.) 416-598-4521 rcco.ca/toronto-on thewholenote.com October 2017 | 45

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