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Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017

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  • Toronto
  • November
  • Jazz
  • Arts
  • Musical
  • Theatre
  • Symphony
  • Performing
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In this issue: conversations (of one kind or another) galore! Daniela Nardi on taking the reins at "best-kept secret" venue, 918 Bathurst; composer Jeff Ryan on his "Afghanistan" Requiem for a Generation" partnership with war poet, Susan Steele; lutenist Ben Stein on seventeenth century jazz; collaborative pianist Philip Chiu on going solo; Barbara Hannigan on her upcoming Viennese "Second School" recital at Koerner; Tina Pearson on Pauline Oliveros; and as always a whole lot more!

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 54. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 57. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 59. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 60. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from December 1 to February 7, 2017. All listings must be received by Midnight Wednesday November 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email to listings@thewholenote.com or by fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed version of this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario Wednesday November 1 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Stefani Bedin. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●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: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Jenny Lin. Celebrating Valentin Silvestrov’s 80th birthday. Silvestrov: Benedictus; Mompou: Angelico (from Música callada); Silvestrov: Der Bote (The Messenger); Mozart: Allegro from Piano Sonata No.16 in C; Silvestrov: Wedding Waltz; and other works. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Yasmin Levy and The Klezmatics. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●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 27, 28, 29, 31, 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. ●●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. ●●6:15: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. All Souls’ Day Solemn Requiem. Fauré: Requiem Op.48. Choir of St. Thomas’s Church; instrumental ensemble in the manner of the work’s first performance in the Church of the Madeleine, Paris; Matthew Larkin, organ and conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Freewill offering. The music will be part of the liturgy of the Solemn Requiem for All Souls. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Elixir of Love. Music by Gaetano Donizetti. Andrew Haji, tenor (Nemorino); Simone Osborne, soprano (Adina); Gordon Bintner, baritone (Belcore); James Robinson, director; Yves Abel, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -$235. Also Oct 11, 15(2pm), 21, 27, 29, Nov 4(4:30pm). A. Concerts in the GTA THE ELIXIR OF LOVE DONIZETTI OCT 11 – NOV 4 coc.ca ●●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). ●●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. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Bridge Between the Arts. Toronto Artists for Mexico Earthquake Relief Fundraising Concert. Artists of different genres united in an eclectic showcase of classical music, Mariachi and interdisciplinary projects. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. /PWYC. Cash only. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Musik für das Ende. See Nov 1. Also Nov 3, 4. 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, 38 | November 2017 thewholenote.com

3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-265- 7932. (incl dinner and show). 5:30pm: dinner, 7:30pm: show starts. Limited number of “show only” tickets available. ●●7:30: Festival of Arabic Music and Arts. In Concert. Charbel Rouhana, oud; Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-1656. From . ●●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. 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 Nov 4. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What Makes It Great?® - Stravinsky: The Firebird. Daniel 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. 416-593-1285. .75-.75. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. ... Hosted By Glenn Gould: Gould’s Perspectives on Beethoven and Shostakovich. See Nov 2. Also Nov 4. ●●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 and the Crystal Skull, and other works. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; free(under 12). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. A Night of Synergy: Dave Koz and Rob Tardik. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Musik für das Ende. See Nov 1. Also Nov 4. Saturday November 4 ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Wallto-Wall Percussion. Soloist “Jam”; Sousa: The Washington Post; Milhaud: Excerpt from Percussion Concerto; Joseph Green: Xylophonia; Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Tuileries from Pictures at an Exhibition; and other works. Vern Griffiths, percussion; Earl Lee, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. -.75. Also 4pm. ●●3:00: Soundstreams. Musik für das Ende. See Nov 1. ●●4:00: Maestro Music Entertainment. Four Seasons: Fall. Works by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Piazzolla; Ellina Svitsky: video montage. Karine Vasserman, piano; Janusz Borowic, violin; Cathrine Sulem, cello; Diana Romanova and Anita Vasserman, hostesses. Video Shoot Studio, 199-4544 Dufferin St., North York. 416-357-8345. . Interactive introduction to classical music for ages 3 and up. In English and Russian. Also 5pm. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Wallto-Wall Percussion. Soloist “Jam”; Sousa: The Washington Post; Milhaud: Excerpt from Percussion Concerto; Joseph Green: Xylophonia; Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Tuileries from Pictures at an Exhibition; and other works. Vern Griffiths, percussion; Earl Lee, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. -.75. Also 2pm. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Elixir of Love. See Nov 2. ●●4:30: Opera Atelier. The Marriage of Figaro. See Nov 3. ●●5:00: Maestro Music Entertainment. Four Seasons: Fall. Works by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Piazzolla; Ellina Svitsky: video montage. Karine Vasserman, piano; Janusz Borowic, violin; Cathrine Sulem, cello; Diana Romanova and Anita Vasserman, hostesses. Video Shoot Studio, 199-4544 Dufferin St., North York. 416-357-8345. . Interactive introduction to classical music for ages 3 and up. In English and Russian. Also 4pm. ●●6:00: Canadian Music Centre. Dilan Ensemble in Duo. Pieces based on Kurdish and Mesopotamian music systems. Shahriyar Jamshidi, kamanche, vocals; Sina Khosravi, percussion. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. /(adv). ●●7:00: Toronto Mass Choir. Gospel & Jazz: A Family Reunion. Toronto Mass Choir; Toronto Jazz Orchestra; guests: Renee Rowe, Patricia Shirley, Chardon Myers, Terence Penny and Shawn Byfield. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 905-794-1139. /(adv); (VIP). Also Nov 5. ●●7:30: Academy Concert Series. Sweet For Bach. Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 2, 4, 5, 6 BWV1008, 1010, 1011, 1012; Morris Surdin: Arioso for 4 cellos; Bach: Sinfonia from Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe BWV156 (Arioso) arr. for 4 cellos; Bach: Lass mein Herz die Münze sein, from Cantata Nur jedem das Seine BWV163 arr. for 4 cellos. Christina Mahler, cello; Mime Brinkman, cello; Felix Deak, cello; Kerri McGonigle, piccolo cello; Järvi Randsepp, dancer. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-629-3716. ; (sr/ st); (under 18). ●●7:30: Cor Unum Ensemble. Bella Musica. Featuring polyphonic madrigals and string band of 16th-century Italy, complemented by works for solo keyboard. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 226-980-9828. ; (st/arts worker). Also Nov 5. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Jazz at The Gallery: John MacMurchy and Jocelyn Barth Quartet. John MacMurchy, sax and clarinet; Jocelyn Barth, vocals; David Restivo, piano; George Koller, bass. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●7:30: Koichi Inoue. Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series. Gina Hyunmin Lee, Renee Huynh Barabash and Renee Farrell, piano solos. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 904-450- 9220. PWYC. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Idomeneo. 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. . ●●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 2. ●●7:30: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Stage & Screen. Works by Williams, Bernstein, Rogers and Hammerstein and others. Toronto Concert Orchestra; Kerry Stratton, conductor. Christian Performance Arts Centre, 1536 The Queensway. 416-255-0141. -. Charity concert for Haven on the Queensway. Silent auction in the lobby. ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Fleur Persane by Perséides featuring Amir Amiri and Jean Félix Mailloux. Santur and double bass. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. . Ticket incl. same day museum admission. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. ... Hosted By Glenn Gould: Gould’s Perspectives on Beethoven and Shostakovich. See Nov 2. ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. 50th Anniversary Opening Fireworks. Timothy Chooi, violin. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815- 2021. -. Also Nov 5(2pm). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. String Concerts: Joshua Bell with Alessio Bax. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. SOLD OUT. ●●8:00: Toronto Mozart Players. Nathalie Paulin sings Mahler. Mahler: Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn). Nathalie Paulin, soprano. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 647-478-7532. ; (st). Sunday November 5 ●●2:00: Gallery 345. Jazz at The Gallery: Gerry Shatford Trio. Music inspired by the Poetry of Al Purdy. Gerry Shatford, piano; Neil Sawinson, bass; Barry Elmes, drums; Paul Vermeersch, narrator. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. 50th Anniversary Opening Fireworks. Timothy Chooi, violin. Oakville Centre for the Music at St. Thomas’s Church 383 Huron Street, Toronto Matthew Larkin Organist & Director of Music Evensong & Devotions each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Choral music from a rich tradition spanning 500 years Evensong Prelude at 6:30 Oct. 29: Larry Beckwith & Matthew Larkin play Bach for violin & keyboard. Nov. 19: Pianist Christopher Burton November 1 at 6:15 p.m. All Saints’ Day Eucharist Music: Howells, Bainton, Healey Willan’s recently reconstructed anthem “In the heavenly kingdom” November 2 at 6:15 p.m. Requiem for All Souls Music for the liturgy: Requiem Gabriel Fauré with instrumental ensemble www.stthomas.on.ca thewholenote.com November 2017 | 39

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