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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.

D. In the Clubs (Mostly

D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) Gospel Matinee /(adv). Oct 27 & 28 John Hammond /(adv). Oct 30 Guy Davis /(adv); Polky Village Band + DoVira /(adv). Oct 30 Dan Bern /(adv). Oct 31 Betty and the Bobs - Halloween Bash /(adv). Nov 4 Quique Escamilla: Day of the Dead /(adv). Nov 5 Kat Goldman: CD Launch /(adv). Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 Every Wed 6pm James Dunbar. October 1, 7pm: Jim Betts – The Stars of Smile October 3, 6-8 pm: Robert Scott – resident pianist; 8-10:30pm: the Roberta Hunt Trio October 4, 6-8pm: James Dunbar; 8-10:30pm: John McDermott All Star Band – CD Release for “Some Other Time” October 5, 6-8pm: Robert Scott; 5, 9-11:30pm: Luis Simao Quintet Featuring Guitarist Carlos Bernardo October 6 & 7, 6-8pm: Robert Scott; 9-11:30pm: Heillig Manoeuvre Cd Release – “Thoughtful Fun” October 10, 6-8pm: Robert Scott; October 10, 8-10:30pm: Christopher Simmons Trio October 11, 6-8pm: James Dunbar; 8-10:30pm: Deven Patten Septet October 12, 13 &14, 6-8pm: Robert Scott; 9-11:30pm: Jazz Exiles – CD Release “Elementals” October 15, 7pm: Micah Barnes October 17 & 18, 6pm: Robert Scott; 8-10:30pm John Mac- Murchy October 20 & 21, 6pm: Robert Scott; 9-11:30pm Alison Young CD Release. October 24, 6pm Robert Scott. October 25, 6pm James Dunbar. October 26, 8:30pm: Colin Hunter and The Anthony Terpstra Big Band Show – Mostly Frank. October 27 & 28, 8:30- 11:30pm: Colin Hunter and The Joe Sealy Quartet. October 29, 7pm: Melissa Lauren Quartet. Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 (full schedule) All shows: 8:30pm-11:30pm unless otherwise indicated. Attendees must be 19+. La Revolucion 2848 Dundas St. W. 416-766-0746 Every Tue 9pm Duets with Peter Hill and featured guests. Every Fri Les Petits Nouveaux. Every Sat 7:30pm Saturday Night Jazz (lineup TBA). Every Sun Solo piano Sundays (lineup TBA). Local Gest, The 424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425 Local Pub, The 396 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-535-6225 (full schedule) NOTE FROM JS: Website not available. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 (full schedule) Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 (full schedule) All shows: PWYC. Every Tue Open Stage hosted by Paul, Pete & Ron Mây Cafe 876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032 (full schedule) Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 (full schedule) All shows: 9pm, (unless otherwise noted). Every Wed 9 & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series. Cover . Oct 4 Ron David, piano & Mike Downes, bass. Oct 11 Maureen Kennedy, vocals & Ben Bishop, guitar. Oct 18 Ben D’Cunha Duo, vocals & piano & Jordan O’Connor, bass. Oct 25 Jonno Lightston, clarinet & flute & Brian Katz, guitar, piano. Nov 1 Espresso Manifesto. Nov 8 An Evening of Jobim Music. Nov 15 Rob Piltch & Gary Schwartz (Guitar Duet). Nov 22 Ben Bishop, guitar & Perry White, tenor sax. Nov 29 Ron Davis, piano & Ross McIntyre, bass. Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) Morgans on the Danforth 1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020 (full schedule) All shows: 2pm-5pm. No cover. N’awlins Jazz Bar & Dining 299 King St. W. 416-595-1958 All shows: No cover/PWYC. Every Tue 6:30pm Stacie McGregor. Every Wed 7pm The Jim Heineman Trio. Every Thur 8pm Nothin’ But the Blues with Joe Bowden. Every Fri & Sat 8:30pm N’awlins All Star Band. Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 (full schedule) Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30pm-10:30pm Every Tues, Thu, Fri, and Sat. October 5 7:30pm Elena Cueva Trio. October 6 7:30pm Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. October 7 7:30 pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet. October 12 7:30 pm Kye Marshall Trio. October 13 7:30 pm Steve Koven Trio. October 14 7:30 pm Brian Blain Blues Campfire. October 19 7:30 pm Maureen Kennedy Trio. October 20 7:30 pm The Two Tenors. October 21 7:30 pm Colleen Allen Saxophone Trio. October 26 7:30 pm Josh Grossman, trumpet. October 27 7:30 pm Christopher Simmons Trio. October 28 7:30 pm Julie Mahendran Trio. Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 (full schedule) All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated. Paintbox Bistro 555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555 (full schedule) Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 All shows: 3:30pm. No cover. Every Sat 3pm Saturday Jazz. October 7, 3pm: Sugar Daddies. October 14, 3pm: Jeff King Quartet. October 28, 3pm: Alison Young Quintet. November 4, 3pm: Tune Town Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 (full schedule) Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 (full schedule) Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 (full schedule). All shows: 9:45pm Every Tue, Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed The Digs. Every Thu Stacey Kaniuk, Mary McKay. Every Fri Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. Every Sun 12 noon Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 7pm Laura Hubert Band. Every Mon 6:30pm University Of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles. Every Tue 6:30pm Johnny Griffith Trio;. 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Every Wed 6:30pm Pat Smith’s Standards Trio. Every Thu 6:30pm Chris Wallace’s Many7 Names. Every Fri 4:00pm Hogtownh Syncopators; 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio. Every Sat 12:00noon The Sinners Choir. Oct 1 9:30 pm Hannah Barstow Trio. Oct 2 9:30pm Marie Goudy 12tet. Oct 3 & 4 9:30pm The Kandinsky Effect. Oct 5 & 6 9:45pm Spin Cycle. Oct 7 :3:30pm Advocats Big Band; 7pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:45pm Alex Dean Quartet. Oct 8 9:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet. Oct 9 9:30pm Christian Overton’s Composer Collective. Oct 11 9:30pm Emily Steinwall. Oct 13 & 14 9:45pm Barry Elmes Quartet. Oct 14 7pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Alex Goodman. Oct 15 9:30pm Meghan Gillespie Group. Oct 16 9:30pm CD Release: Sarang Kulkami’s Octokats. Oct 18 9:30pm Bucket of Fish Orchestra. Oct 19 & 20 9:45pm Mark Eisenman Quartet. Oct 21 9:45pm Brian Charette Organ Trio. Oct 22 9:30pm Odd Lot. Oct 23 9:30pm Joe Sullivan Big Band. Oct 25 & 26 9:30pm Joe Sullivan Quintet. Oct 27 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Oct 28 7:00pm Kite Trio; 9:45pm Steven Koven’s Project Rex. Oct 29 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. Oct 30 8:30pm John McLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full schedule) Every Tue Jazz Night. Sauce on the Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 All shows: No cover. Every Mon 9pm Funky Mondays. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth Plays Barrel-House Jazz. Every Sat 4pm Saturday Matinees. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC. Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Fri 5pm The Friends of Hugh Oliver (folk). The Ken Page Memorial Trust and WholeNote Media Inc. are delighted to invite you to the next performance by JIM GALLOWAY’S WEE BIG BAND UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MARTIN LOOMER Thursday 9 th November 2017 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm back in The Garage, that spacious, acoustically friendly venue on the ground floor of the CSI Building at 720 Bathurst Street (two blocks south of Bloor ) Doors 7:00 pm for Open Seating Tickets each, cash only please Questions: phone Anne Page at: 416 515 0200 or email: Licensed Premises New quick service menu Street parking whether or not you attended our previous events, please gather your friends and join these fabulous musicians for another evening of swing era nostalgia, toe-tapping camaraderie, dancing and more This concert is supported by Jim’s Friends and is dedicated to his memory and to band members passed 54 | October 2017

Competitions ●●Musicworks Magazine. Composition and Writing Contest. Annual juried contest for Electronic Music Composition and “Sonic Geography” Writing is now open. Cash prizes and winners to be published! Submit a 10-minute composition in one of the following genres: electroacoustic, acousmatic, glitch, turntable art, or video music OR submit a 500-word essay describing how sound influences place and shapes your experience. entry fee, includes free 1-year subscription to Musicworks. for additional entries (unlimited). contest. Galas and Fundraisers ●●Oct 20: 4:30: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Casino Royale. A fundraising dinner and casino followed by a concert at 7:30pm featuring the music of James Bond. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr, Mississauga. 0. Tickets at 905-306-6000. ●●Oct 20 5:30: The Pulmonary Fibrosis Freedom Society. IPF Freedom Gala. Cocktail reception, silent auction, sit-down dinner, live entertainment and inspiring speakers. Eileen Joyce and other jazz artists will perform. Capitol Event Theatre, 2492 Yonge St. Tickets: 0 at ●●Oct 20 7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Burnt Door Concert. A cabaret-style night with themed drinks and delicious mouthfuls, this is an opportunity to socialize, hear fabulous music, and support a community that stewards one of Toronto’s architectural treasures. Funds in support of replacing the burnt door of the church. 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. . ●●Nov 1 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Centre Stage. Cocktails at 5:30pm. Competition at 6:30pm. Featuring the Ensemble Studio SEARCH: DATE: E. The ETCeteras Hayden Street. Non-members welcome: . Competition, a vocal showcase of young Canadian singers selected from nationwide auditions. Host: Ben Heppner. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. at University Ave. 0 (cocktail reception and competition); ,500 (Gala dinner). Available online at or 416-363-8231. Lectures, Salons, Symposia ●●Oct 14 4:00. Music Gallery. Deep Listening Intensive. Anne Bourne leads participants through selected listening exercises intended to allow the public to more fully engage with their surroundings. Tranzac Main Hall, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-204-1080. ●●Oct 15 2:30-4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. Songs from a Luther Pilgrimage. Join Rev. Joan and Rev.Dr. Peter Wyatt as they reflect in word image and song on their pilgrimage to Martin Luther’s homelands. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square. 416-598-4521. Refreshments 2:30pm. Program at 3pm. ●●Oct 19 7:30. Darchei Noam Synagogue. Four Jewish Musical Titans: Jascha Heifetz. Rick Phillips examines four master musicians and their music. A mix of lecture, music, and discussion. 894 Sheppard Ave. W. 416-638- 4783. per lecture. ●●Oct 29 2:00-5:00. Classical Music Club Toronto. Zubin Mehta and The Israel Philharmonic. In celebration of the Israel Philharmonic’s visit to Toronto under its music director, we will be presenting a number of audio and video recordings showcasing the orchestra and its conductor. Annual membership: (regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. 416-898-2549. ●●Nov 4 7:00: The Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Loops and Whorls: The Men, the Malice and the Fascinating History of Fingerprinting. Illustrated talk with musical accompaniment. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. Parking below church, off GO Listings online. JUST ASK| Any time. Refreshments included. ●●Nov 06 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Ten Types of Tenors. Lecture by Iain Scott, opera educator. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. . Masterclasses ●●Oct 14 1:00-3:00: Tafelmusik. Guest Artist Master Class with Elisa Citterio, violin. Citterio will work with advanced students and professional musicians on baroque violin and viola. Open to the public. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. Free admission (donations appreciated). ●●Nov 4 10:00am-12:00noon: Kawartha Youth Orchestra. Violin Masterclass. Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jonathan Crow. The Mount Community Centre, “The Gathering Room”, 1545 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough. 705-927-0768. Audit fee ; (st). Screenings ●●Oct 24 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Flight of the Guitar: Dreaming of Paco de Lucía. Directed by Javier Urosas, Javier Limón, and Jorge Martínez (2016, 72 min). In the passionate and entrancing world of flamenco guitar, Paco de Lucía’s “La Maestro” is afforded as much respect and awe as the late Spaniard himself. An homage to the symbiosis between flamenco music, the culture, and spirituality of Latin music. Guitarist Kevin Laliberté will be our special guest for a Q&A and short performance after the screening. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. 416-637-3123. Singalongs, Jams, Circles ●●Oct 6 7:30-10:00: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Meeting coached by Michael Erdman. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mt. Pleasant Rd. at Belsize Drive. 416-779-5750. Bring your recorders and music stand. Non-members . ●●Oct 18 7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Monthly Sacred Harp Singing. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. There are songbooks to borrow. Music room, Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC donation. 7pm: Short introductory workshop. ●●Oct 20 7:30-10:00: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Meeting. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mt. Pleasant Rd. at Belsize Drive. 416-779-5750. Bring your recorders and music stand. Non-members . ●●Oct 22 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Five Centuries of Choral Music: Madrigals and Motets. A reading for singers led by Dallas Bergen, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-605-2793. ; (members). Tours ●●Oct 1 10:30am. Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and ressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Oct 15, 22. Workshops ●●Oct 1 1:30-4:00. Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by viol player Betsy MacMillan, Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. . (416) 779-5750. ●●Oct 14 10:30am-1:00pm. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday. Join other enthusiastic singers for a fun choral workshop; sing through a number of works, from traditional favourites to contemporary a cappella under the direction of Dallas Bergen, conductor of Univox Choir. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Cameron Hall, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422; https://www.tmchoir. org/singsation-saturdays, (includes refreshments). ●●Nov 5 1:30-4:00. Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Stephane Potvin, Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. . (416) 779-5750. OPERA SINGERS AND FANS ALERT! Ten Singing Stars - Next Generation Rachel Andrist, pianist MONDAY NOVEMBER 6, 7:30 Zoomer Hall, home of Classical 96.3fm, 70 Jefferson Avenue in Toronto’s Liberty Village TICKETS: , FOR UNDER 30, SENIORS AND ARTS WORKERS BUSINESS WORKSHOPS FOR MUSICIANS OF ALL GENRES: Nov. 25, Dec. 2, and 3rd. Tel: 416.362.1422 The IRCPA acknowledges with thanks support from the Ontario Arts Council, the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation, the Ed Mirvish Family Foundation, and private donors. Partners: La Scena, Lula Lounge, the Wholenote, Classical 96.3FM October 2017 | 55

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