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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.

2017-2018 C o n c e r t S e a s o n TANGO IN THE AFTERNOON Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:00 pm Trident Banquet Hall 145 Evans Avenue, Toronto Light romantic music of I. Bohdan Veselowskyj Special guests: Quartetto Gelato and Ron Cahute Trio CHRISTMAS CONCERT Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3:00 PM Islington United Church 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Toronto Traditional and contemporary Ukrainian Christmas carols and New Year’s songs. Special guests: Dudaryk Men’s Choir from Lviv, Ukraine ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:00 pm Trinity St. Paul’s Centre 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian independence in 1918. Special guests: Canadian Bandurist Capella www.vesnivka.com Info: 416.246.9880 or 416.763.2197 nykola@vesnivka.com https://www.facebook.com/vesnivka an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario TORONTO UKRAINIAN MALE CHAMBER CHOIR Olzhych Foundation UKRAINI IAN CANADIAN SOCIAL SERVICES INC. TORONTO International Grand Music Studio presents Peter Tchaikovsky Inspiration Piano Concerto No 1 excerpts from Eugene Onegin, Queen of Spades Swan Lake Suite, Romances Sunday, October 29, 6:30pm Roy Thomson Hall Toronto Concert Orchestra conducted by Kerry Stratton Piano Solo: Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan Singers: Inga Filippova-Williams, Vaguif Kerimov, Sergey Martsenyuk Tickets: RoyThomsonHall.com Info & Contact: igmstudio.ca sales@igmstudio.ca | (647)970-3476 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles: Jasper String Quartet Hallowe’en Show. Interactive concert for young people with a Lindt truffle at the end. Everyone encouraged to wear costume; photo booth and stage parade. Joanna, host. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . 3:15pm: main performance. ●●2:00: Kiever Shul. Hebrew Melodies. Traditional and new Jewish music, including settings of poems written by Byron that were inspired by synagogue music. Stacie Carmona, soprano; Barry Shiffman, viola; Ori Carmona, clarinet; musicians from Royal Conservatory of Music. 25 Bellevue Ave. 416-593- 9702. . ●●2:00: St. Barnabas Anglican Church. Rezonance Baroque Ensemble: Liftoff. Works by Corelli, Biber, Byrd and others. Rezonance Baroque Ensemble: Rezan Onen-Lapointe, Baroque violin; David Podgorski, harpischord; Rebecca Morton, Baroque cello; Benjamin Stein, theorbo. 361 Danforth Ave. 647-206- 0353. /(adv); (st). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: In Low Voice. Music for male choruses. UofT Men’s Chorus; Canadian Men’s Chorus; Mark Ramsay, conductor; Greg Rainville, conductor. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Voicebox/Opera in Concert. Chorus Fire. 40th Anniversary of the OIC Chorus. Opera in Concert Chorus; Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; Russell Braun, baritone; Robert Cooper, conductor. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. ●●3:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Marc Toth - Beethoven Sonatas. Beethoven: Sonatas 1, 6, 11, and 28. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●3:00: Opera Atelier. The Marriage of Figaro. See Oct 26. Also Oct 31, Nov 3, 4(times vary). Pax Christi Chorale October 29 Romantic Masters ● ● 3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Romantic Masters. Bruckner: Te Deum; Brahms: Schicksalslied; Beethoven: Choral Fantasy. Monica Whicher, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Isaiah Bell, tenor; Brett A. Concerts in the GTA Polegato, bass-baritone; Asher Armstrong, piano; Toronto Mozart Players; David Bowser, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. boxoffice@paxchristichorale.org. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Soundstreams. Musik für das Ende. See Oct 27. Also Oct 31, Nov 1, 2, 3, 4. Times vary. ●●3:00: Symphony on the Bay. German Masters. Beethoven: Violin Romance No.2; Schubert: Symphony No.8 in B Minor. Marie Bérard, violin; Claudio Vena, conductor. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. ; .50(sr); .50(16-24); (under 16). ●●3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. The Architecture of Music (Kaffeemusik). Works by Dufay, A. Gabrieli, Charpentier, Purcell, Telemann and others. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). ●●3:00: Vesnivka Choir. Tango in the Afternoon. Veselowskyj: selections presented cabaret style. Guests: Quartetto Gelato; Ron Cahute Trio. Trident Banquet Hall, 145 Evans Ave. 416-246-9880 or 416-763-2197. ; (sr/st). Refreshments. ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Jasper String Quartet. Mozart: String Quartet in G K387; Prokofiev: String Quartet No.2 in F; Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Op.130 (with the original Grosse Fugue Op.133 ending). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 922-3714 x103. ; (under 30). 1:15pm: Music and Truffles. ●●3:30: Toronto Mandolin Orchestra. Classical Concert. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2; works by Khachaturian, Vivaldi, and others. Wanes Moubayed, violin; Richard Gao, piano; Alexander Veprinsky, artistic director and conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-533-2725. ; (st). ●●4:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. United in Song: Celebrating Canada 150. Corlis: Missa Pax; Dubinsky: We Rise Again; works by Bevan, Halley, Somers and others. Michele Jacot, clarinet; Lydia Adams, Joan Andrews, Elise Bradley, conductors; Shawn Grenke, conductor and piano. Eglinton St. 46 | October 2017 thewholenote.com

UNITED IN SONG OCTOBER 29 amadeuschoir.com George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416- 446-0188. ; (sr); (under 30). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. TBA. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●6:30: International Grand Music Studio. Tchaikovsky Inspiration. Piano Concerto No.1; Excerpts from Eugene Onegin, Queen of Spades, Swan Lake; Romances. Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan, piano; Vaguif Kerimov, tenor; Sergey Martsenyuk, tenor; Inga Filippova-Williams, soprano; Toronto Concert Orchestra; Kerry Stratton, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 647-970-3476. -0. ●●7:00: Opera by Request/Abridged Opera of Windsor. Turn of the Screw. Britten. In concert with piano accompaniment. Christina Pisani, soprano (Governess); Tracey Atin, mezzo (Mrs. Grose); Ryan Harper, tenor (Prologue/Peter Quint.); Erin Armstrong, soprano (Miss Jessel); Elise Holbrook, treble (Miles); Brooke Dominguez, treble (Flora); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ●●7:00: Teo Milea. Piano Lightscapes. Journey; Silence; Irreversible; 1st Sun. Teo Milea, piano; Kurt Laurenz Theinert, visuals. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St. 647- 877-2607. (VIP); . ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Elixir of Love. See Oct 11. Also Nov 2, 4(4:30pm). ●●7:30: 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 28(2:30pm). Monday October 30 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Joseph Johnson, Cello and James Parker, Piano. Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor; Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in G Minor Op.5; Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in F Op.99. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday October 31 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Carolyn Farnand, Viola. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●2:30: 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 24(1:30pm). ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. The Marriage of Figaro. See Oct 26. Also Nov 3, 4(times vary). ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Musik für das Ende. See Oct 27. Also Nov 1, 2, 3, 4. Times vary. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. All Beethoven. Coriolan Overture; Violin Romance Nos.1 and 2; Symphony No.5 in C. Blake Pouliot, violin; Earl Lee, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Wednesday November 1 ●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. Monthly Concert. Big band, swing, jazz and film scores. John Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910 or 647-287- 5390. . First Thursday of each month. Refreshments available or bring your lunch. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Opera Spotlight. A preview of UofT Opera’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. World @ Midday: Kouraba World Music Ensemble. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Elixir of Love. See Oct 11. Also Nov 4(4:30). ●●7:30: Opera York. Carmen. Bizet. Romulo Delgado (Don Jose); Beste Kalender (Carmen); Andrew Tees (Escamilo); Sara Papini (Micaela); Denis Mastromonaco, artistic director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -; (st). Also Nov 4. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Al Henderson Quintet. Al Henderson, bass; Alex Dean, saxes, oboe, bass clarinet; Richard Whiteman, piano; Barry Romberg, drums; Pat LaBarbera, saxes, flute. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Musik für das Ende. See Oct 27. Also Nov 3, 4. Times vary. Friday November 3 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Jordan Klapman, jazz piano; John MacMurchy, reeds. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●5:30: Dinner and a Song. David Bradstreet, Guitar. Olde Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-265- 7932. (incl dinner and show). 5:30: dinner, 7:30: show starts. Limited number of “show only” tickets available. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. An Evening With Holly Bowling, Piano. Reimagined music by Phish and the Grateful Dead for solo piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). This show may sell out. Check ticket site first: www.eventbrite.com. ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. The Marriage of Figaro. See Oct 26. Also Nov 4(4:30). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What Makes It Great?® - Stravinsky: The Firebird. Janke: Small Song (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Stravinsky: Suite from the Firebird (1919); Various musical examples and commentary; Q&A with audience. Rob Kapilow, conductor and host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-.75. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. ... Hosted By Glenn Gould: Gould’s Perspectives on Beethoven and Shostakovich. Excerpts from Glenn Gould on Television will be screened before performances of works by Beethoven and Shostakovich. Andrew Burashko, piano; Stephen Dann, viola; Sheila Jaffe, violin and viola; Stephen Sitarski, violin; Thomas Wiebe, cello. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (rush tickets, 30 and under). Also Nov 2, 4. Great Artist Music Series presents Gryphon Trio Sunday, October 29 at 3 pm The Architecture of Music: When buildings and musical compositions inspire one another Calvin Presbyterian Church 26 Delisle Avenue (416) 763-1695 torontochamberchoir.ca ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Patricia O’Callaghan Sings Leonard Cohen and More. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. World Music: Yasmin Levy and The Klezmatics. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -0. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Musik für das Ende. See Oct 27. Also Nov 2, 3, 4. Times vary. Thursday November 2 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Musica Universalis. Works by Haydn, Lau, Ho, and Connesson. Trio d’Argento (Sibylle Marquardt, flute; Peter Stoll, clarinet; Todd Yaniw, 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. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. ... Hosted by Glenn Gould: Gould’s Perspectives on Beethoven and Shostakovich. Excerpts from Glenn Gould on Television will be screened before performances of works by Beethoven and Shostakovich. Andrew Burashko, piano; Stephen Dann, viola; Sheila Jaffe, violin and viola; Stephen Sitarski, violin; Thomas Wiebe, cello. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (rush tickets, 30 and under). Also Nov 3, 4. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Music of Hollywood II. Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (excerpts); John Williams: Music from E.T.; and works by Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Younggun Kim, piano; Toronto Concert Orchestra; Kerry Stratton, conductor. Fri. November 3, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Great Artist Music Series: The Gryphon Trio. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Movie Magic. Current and past motion picture box office hits. Hollywood Blockbusters, Disney at the Movies, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones thewholenote.com October 2017 | 47

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