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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.


OPERA HOUSES OF SOUTH AMERICA PART 1 OF 2: PACIFIC SIDE APRIL 13 - 23, 2018 QUITO • LIMA • SANTIAGO DE CHILE 11 DAY LAND TOUR ACCOMPANIED BY MAESTRO KERRY STRATTON Conductor and Music Director, Toronto Concert Orchestra PERFORMANCES BY ROMULO DELGADO Tenor and Multi-Instrumentalist Over 18 tours and musical events! Opera performances, instrument workshop, city tours, private string quartet concert, conductor’s comments, opera house tours, a winery visit and more... all included! CALL 1.866.919.2111 TODAY! WWW.TOURINGWITHTHEMAESTRO.CA 1739 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5J 1J4 905.855.1700 866.919.2111 | TICO 50015708 ●●Tues-Thurs/Sat(8pm), Wed(1pm), Sun(2pm). ●●Hart House Theatre. Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, book by John Cameron Mitchell. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978- 8849. ; (sr); (st). Opens Sep 22, 8pm. Runs to Oct 7. Wed-Sat(8pm), Sat Oct 7(2pm/8pm). ●●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. Oct 29, 6:30pm. ●●International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Singing Stars: The Next Generation. A program of arias. Rachel Andrist, piano. Zoomer Hall, 79 Jefferson Ave. 416-362-1422. , (under 30/sr/arts workers). Nov 6, 7:30pm. ●●Irregular Entertainment. Grease – The Musical. Music, lyrics and book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-985-5000. -9. Opens Nov 1, 1:30pm. Runs to Dec 10. Tues- Sat(7:30pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(1:30pm). ●●Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Hansel and Gretel. Shoestring Opera. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. ; (st). Recommended for Grades 1-6. Oct 29, 2:30pm. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Dreamgirls. Music by Henry Krieger, lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 416-907-0468. .99. Opens Sep 8, 7:30pm. Runs to Nov 19. Fri- Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm). Sun(4pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Avenue Q. Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 416-907-0468. .99-.99. Opens Sep 22, 7:30pm. Runs to Nov 26. Fri-Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm). Sun(4pm). ●●Mirvish. Bat Out of Hell: The Musical. Music, lyrics and book by Jim Steinman. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. - 9. Opens Oct 14, 8pm. Runs to Dec 3. Dates and times vary. ●●Opera Atelier. The Marriage of Figaro. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo 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. Opens Oct 26, 7:30pm. Runs to Nov 4. Days and times vary. Visit for details. ●●Opera by Request. Don Carlo. Music by Giuseppe Verdi. In concert with piano accompaniment. Paul Williamson, tenor (Don Carlo); George Ossipov, bass-baritone (Filippo II); Wayne Line, baritone (Rodrigo); Steven Henrikson, baritone (Frate/Grand Inquisitor); Antonina Ermolenko, soprano (Elisabetta); William Shookhoff, piano and music C. Music Theatre director; and others. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . Oct 14, 7pm. ●●Opera by Request. The Medium. Music by Gian Carlo 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. . Oct 19-20, 7:30pm. ●●Opera by Request/Abridged Opera of Windsor. Turn of the Screw. Music by Benjamin Britten, libretto by Myfanwy Piper. 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. . Oct 29, 7pm. ●●Opera by Request. Idomeneo. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In concert with piano accompaniment. Fabian Arciniegas, tenor (Idomeneo); Daniella Theresia, mezzo (Idamante); Brittany Stewart, soprano (Ilia); Michelle Veenhuizen, soprano (Elettra); Cian Horrobin, tenor (Arbace); William Shookhoff, piano and music director; and others. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . Nov 4, 7:30pm. ●●Opera York. Carmen. Music by Georges Bizet, libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. 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). Nov 2/ Nov 4, 7:30pm. ●●Palais Royale. Joey and Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding. Comedy show, dinner, dancing. 1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 416-533-3553 x22. . Oct 20 7pm. ●●Scarborough Music Theatre. Evita. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. 52 | October 2017

Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-267-9292. $23-. Opens Nov 2, 8pm. Runs to Nov 18. Thurs- Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). Note: Nov 18 show at 2pm. ●●Shaw Festival. Me and My Girl. Music by Noel Gay, book and lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber, with revisions by Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent. Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-lake. 1-800-511-7429. and up. Previews begin Apr 5, 2pm. Runs to October 15. Days and times vary. Visit for details. ●●Soulpepper Concert Series. Riverboat Coffee House: The Yorkville Scene. Mike Ross, music director. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666. -. Opens Oct 6, 7:30pm. Also Oct 7, 9. ●●Stratford Festival. Guys and Dolls. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Donna Feore, director and choreographer. Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St, Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. and up. Previews begin Apr 15, 2pm. Runs to Oct 29. Days and times vary. Visit for details. ●●Stratford Festival. HMS Pinafore. Music by Arthur Sullivan, lyrics and book by W. S. Gilbert. Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St, Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. and up. Previews begin May 4, 2pm. Runs to Oct 21. Days and times vary. Visit for details. ●●Toronto Masque Theatre. Dido and Aeneas/Aeneas and Dido. Music by Henry Purcell and James Rolfe, libretti by Nahum Tate and André Alexis. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 410-4561. -. Oct 20-21, 8pm. ●●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. Nov 2, 12:10pm. ●●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. -. Oct 29, 2:30pm. ●●Young People’s Theatre. Unapologetically Me: Sharron’s Cabaret for Kids. Created and performed by Sharron Matthews. Young People’s Theatre Studio, 165 Front St. E. 416- 862-2222. -. Opens Oct 2, 12:45pm. Runs to Oct 21. Days and times vary. Visit for details. ●●Young People’s Theatre. Beauty and the Beast. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. E. 416-862-2222. -. Opens Nov 6, 10:15am. Runs to Dec 31. Days and times vary. Visit for details. D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) As we approach the goal of realizing our intention of listing club events in a searchable format, we take a step back before taking two steps forward. In this issue, while we do list regular recurring events at some clubs, we do not have detailed listings. Please visit the clubs’ websites or use the phone number provided for further information. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience. 120 Diner 120 Church St. 416-792-7725 (full schedule) All shows: PWYC (- suggested) Every Wed 6pm Lauren Falls; 8pm Lisa Particelli’s GNO Jazz Jam. October 1 6pm Donna Garner ; 8:30pm Laura Caswell ; October 3 6pm Leslie Huyler; 8:30pm Wilson & Davis Jazz-Reggae Duo; October 5 6pm Steve Amirault & Alison Young; October 6 6pm Jessica Chaikowsky; October 7 6pm Lisa Particelli; 8:30pm Chris Birkett; October 8 6pm Zoe Ackah: Haya; 8:30pm Michael Doherty Presents “For Life: the Musical”; October 10 6pm Leslie Huyler; 8:30pm Sherry Sylvain & Aaron De Souza; October 11 6pm 4SKOR; 8pm Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Jazz Jam; October 12; 6pm Ann-Marie Bastien; October 13 6pm Shannon Gunn & Ted Quinlan; October 14 6pm Caitlin Holland; October 15 6 and 8:30pm Jennifer Walls Presents; October 17 6pm Leslie Huyler; 8:30pm John Amato’s Birthday Bash; October 18 6pm 4SKOR; 8pm Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Jazz Jam; October 19 6pm Julia Pal; October 20 6pm Sue and Dwight; October 21 6pm Brenda Lewis; October 22 6pm Georgia Ambros ; 8:30pm Andrew Merrigan; October 24 6pm Leslie Huyler; 8:30pm Gabriel King & Kathleen Gorman; October 25 6pm 4SKOR; 8pm Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Jazz Jam; October 26 6pm Joanne Morra; October 27 6pm Denielle Bassels Sings Edith Piaf; October 28 6pm John Alcorn ; October 29 6pm Jennifer Walls Presents; 8:30pm That Choir; October 31 6pm Vivia Kay and Kevin Barret; 8:30pm Adam Weinmann and Andrea Naccarato. Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info. Every Mon 8:30pm Salsa Night. Every Tue Bachata Night. Every Wed Midtown Blues Jam. Every Thurs Jazz Night. Oct 6, 7, 9, 14, 20 9:30 Lady Kane. Oct 13 9:30 North of 7 Band. Oct 21 9:30 Soular. Oct 27 9:30 Parkside Drive. Oct 28 9:30 Gyles Band. Nov 3 9:30 Red Velvet. Nov 4 9:30 Sound Parade. Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512 (full schedule) October1, 3pm: Charly Chiarelli's Cu'Fu? 7:30: Chicken-Like Birds, country blues, ragtime, swing, Sun Oct 1, 7:30pm October 3- October 7, 8pm: Charly Chiarelli's Cu'Fu? October 11, 8pm: Blues duo Beats Workin': David Hurley + Charly Chiarelli October 12, 8pm: 60s Folk Revival Sing-along October 13, 8pm: Latin American Peña w. Rosy Cervantes October 14, 8pm: Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band October 18, 8pm: Jazz guitarist Chris Platt album release October 19, 8pm: Máire Ní Chathasaigh Irish harp +Chris Newman guitar October 21, 8pm: The Sandplains Pickers (Ian Bell, the Schotts, Shane Cook, Matt Rait) October 24 – October 29, 8pm: Steel City Jazz Festival, Oct 24 to 29 Bloom 2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315 All shows: 19+. Call for reservations. Blue Goose Tavern, The 1 Blue Goose St. 416-255-2442 Every Sun 4pm Big Groove featuring Downchild’s Mike Fitzpatrick & Gary Kendall. Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 (full schedule) All shows: 9pm Cameron House, The 408 Queen St. W 416-703-0811 (full schedule) Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC Every Tue Every Fri 5:30pm The Straight Eights; 10pm I Hate You Rob. Every Sat 6pm Theolonius Hank. Every Sun 9pm Watch This Sound - Vintage Jamaican Music. Cavern Bar, The 76 Church St. 416-971-4440 (full schedule) C’est What 67 Front St. E. (416) 867-9499 (full schedule) De Sotos 1079 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-2109 (full schedule) Every Sun 11am Sunday Live Jazz Brunch No cover. Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC Gate 403 403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930 All shows: PWYC. October 2, 7pm: Mike and Jill Daley Jazz Duo October 3, 7pm: Bruce Chapman Blues Trio October 4, 7pm: Julian Fauth Blues Night October 5, 5-8pm: Roots and Branches Blues Band; 9pm-12am Darcy Windover Band October 6, 5pm: Roberta Hunt Trio October 7, 5pm: Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions (roots music with featured guests) October 8, 5-8pm: Robert Lee Trio; 9pm-12am Boogaloo Banzai October 9, 7pm: Jazz Mondays with The Tim Hamel Trio and featured guests October 11, 7pm: Julian Fauth Blues Night October 12, 5pm: Fifth Element October 14, 5pm: Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions October 15, 5-8pm: Jeff Taylor and The Slt; 9pm- 12am Evan Desaulnier Jazz Trio October 16, 7pm Jazz Mondays with The Tim Hamel Trio and featured guests October 18, 7pm: Julian Fauth Blues Night October 19, 9pm: Chris Staig & The Marquee Players October 21, 5pm: Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions October 23, 7pm: Jazz Mondays with The Tim October 1 at 4:30pm Allison Au Quartet Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. (north of St. Clair at Heath St.) Admission is free; donations are welcome. Hamel Trio and featured guests October 25, 7pm: Julian Fauth Blues Night October 26, 5pm: G Street Jazz Trio October 27, 9pm: Fraser Melvin Blues Band October 28, 5pm: Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions October 29, 9pm: Kalya Ramu Jazz Band October 30, 7pm: Jazz Mondays with The Tim Hamel Trio and featured guests November 1, 7pm: Julian Fauth Blues Night November 4, 5pm: Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions November 6, 7pm: Mike and Jill Daley Jazz Duo November 7, 7pm: Bruce Chapman Blues Trio. Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 (full schedule) All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted). Every Sat The Happy Pals Dixieland jazz jam. Every Sun 10pm The National Blues Jam with Brian Cober. Every Wed 10pm Bruce Domoney Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 Every Sun 3pm Nicola Vaughan’s Hirut Sundays. Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W 416 533 5483 All shows: 8:30pm unless otherwise noted Oct 5 Howard Gladstone CD Release for Hourglass /(adv). Oct 6 Angel Forrest ; (adv). Oct 7 Bob Bossin’s Farewell Concert. Honest /(adv). Oct 10 Moulettes /(adv). Oct 12 Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell . Oct 13 A Tribute to Etta James $ 38/(adv). Oct 15 Zeynep Ozbilen /(adv). Oct 22 Enrico Galante /(adv). Oct 25 Ken Whiteley’s Sunday Featuring some of Toronto’s best jazz musicians with a brief reflection by Jazz Vespers Clergy October 15 at 4:30pm “Remembering Oscar” Dave Young & Bernie Senensky October 29 at 4:30pm | TBA 416-920-5211 October 2017 | 53

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