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Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017

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  • Toronto
  • November
  • Jazz
  • Arts
  • Musical
  • Theatre
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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!

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Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905- 815-2021. -. Also Nov 4(8pm). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket. Cecilia String Quartet. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Shaftesbury Salon Series. Battle of the Bands 1867 & 1967. Canadian music from the confederation generation and the swinging sixties. Ian Bell, guitar, accordion, banjo and vocals; Tom Leighton, piano, accordion and vocals; and others. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-519-7883. . Refreshments following. ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Widow by Calixa Lavallée. Viennese Operetta and other works. Julie Nesrallah, mezzo; Diego Catalá, baritone; Julie Obermeyer; Michael McLean; Rosalind McArthur, mezzo; Gregory Finney, baritone; Guillermo Silva- Marin, stage director; Michael Rose, piano and music director; and others. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. -. ●●3:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Last Light Above the World. Allan Bevan: Last Light Above the World (A War Litany); David Lang: national anthems. Hailey Gillis and Colin Palangio, narrators; Sidgwick Scholars; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Robert Cooper, conductor; Edward Moroney, accompanist. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-530-4428. -; (st). ●●3:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. St. Cecilia Day Celebration. Purcell: Hail! Bright Cecilia, and other works. Junction Trio; orchestra; soloists from the St. Anne’s Choir. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. PWYC. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Ian Sadler. Repertoire TBA. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Donations welcomed. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. City Flutes. Choral Evensong for All Souls. Classical, contemporary and popular flute pieces. Lana Chou Hoyt, director. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Free; donations welcome. Religious service. Followed by Pumpkin Tea. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Chamber Music Recital. Works by Franck, Tchaikovsky and Dvořák. Ivan Zenaty, violin; Dmitri Vorobiev, piano. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481-7294. ; (st). ●●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 4. ●●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 4. ●●7:30: Trio Arkel. The Edge of Revolt. Tanyev: A. Concerts in the GTA Trio for Strings: Arensky: Cello Quartet; Glière: Cello Duos. Guest: Shauna Rolston, cello. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-409-6824. ; (st). Monday November 6 ●●7:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. An Evening with John McDermott in Song and Verse. John McDermott, tenor; Toronto Artillery Foundation Band. 1585 Yonge St. 416- 922-1167. . Fundraiser in support of the Toronto Artillery Foundation. ●●7:15: 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). ●●7:30: Happenstance. Rêverie. Debussy: Première rhapsodie; L’isle joyeuse; Françaix: Tema con variazioni; Neuf Histoirettes; Messaien: Regard de l’Esprit de joie from Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus; Dusapin: To God; and other works. Brad Cherwin, clarinet; Alice Hwang, piano; Adam Harris, baritone; Whitney Mather, voice. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 647-767-9879. Free. RSVP encouraged. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Marc Toth - Beethoven Sonatas. Beethoven: Sonatas 2, 20, 21 “Waldstein” and 27. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Theatre Organ Society. Screening of Silent Film “Sunrise”. Live organ accompaniment. Bill O’Meara, organ. Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. 416-499-6262. . Tuesday November 7 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: DanceWorks 40th Anniversary Weekend. Joanna de Souza, dancer; Esmeralda Enrique, dancer. 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. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. November 7 at 8pm BENJAMIN GROSVENOR ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano. Mozart: Sonata in B-flat K333 “Linz”; Brahms: Four Pieces Op.119; Brett Dean: Hommage à Brahms (played as interludes between the Brahms pieces above); Debussy: L’après-midi d’un faune (arr. Leonard Borwick and George Copeland); Berg: Sonata Op.1; Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -; (st, full-time). Wednesday November 8 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. Michael Capon, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill donation. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: John Paul Farahat. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●1:00: Miles Nadal JCC/Alliance Française/ Holocaust Education Week. Music, Cinema and Memory. Theme songs featured in such films as Defiance, Exodus, Schindler’s List, Yentl, Diary of Anne Frank and Life is Beautiful. Isabelle Durin, violin; Michaël Ertzscheid, piano. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416- 924-6211 x155. PWYC, suggested. Also 7pm. ●●5:00: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: You’ll Never Know. Heather Bambrick, vocalist. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●6:00: Quintageous Woodwind Quintet. In a Land Far, Far Away. Berio: Opus Number Zoo; Oracel Hysterical: The Fisherman and His Wife; Gottlieb: Twilight Crane; and others. Lauren Yeomans, flute; Adam Weinmann, oboe; Marc Blouin, clarinet; Iris Krizmaniz, horn; Kevin Harris, bassoon. Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033. ; (st). ●●7:00: Miles Nadal JCC/Alliance Française/ Holocaust Education Week. Music, Cinema and Memory. Theme songs featured in such films as Defiance, Exodus, Schindler’s List, Yentl, Diary of Anne Frank and Life is Beautiful. Isabelle Durin, violin; Michaël Ertzscheid, piano. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416- 924-6211 x155. PWYC, suggested. Also 1pm. ●●8:00: Ashkenaz Foundation/Holocaust Education Week. Semer Ensemble. Alan Bern, Lorin Sklamberg, Daniel Kahn, Saha Lurje and Fabian Schnedler. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. . Performed in Yiddish, Hebrew, German and Russian, with supertitles. ●●8:00: Humber College. Humber at 50: A Celebration Through Music. Humber Faculty Big Band; Denny Christianson, director. Featuring Pat LaBarbera, Al Kay, Kurt Elling, Rik Emmett, Laila Biali, Rich Brown’s rinsethealgorithm with Robi Botos, Larnell Lewis and Luis Deniz. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or 416-675- 6622 x4348. 5(premium); (concert only); (st). ●●8:00: York University Department of Music. York University Chamber Choir. Mathew Larkin, organ; Lisette Canton, conductor. Grace Church on-the- Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-736-5888. /(adv); (sr/st)/(adv). Thursday November 9 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Journeys of the Soul. Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer. Samantha Pickett, soprano; Megan Quick, mezzo; Rachel Kerr, piano; Stéphane Mayer, 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. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz @ Midday: Kevin Turcotte Quartet. Kevin Turcotte, trumpet; Mark Eisenman, piano; Jim Vivian, bass; Anthony Michelli; drums. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Zodiac Trio. Paul Schoenfeld: Fraylakh from Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano; Nicolas Gilbert: Comment Cidel Asset Management TRIO Sponsors: Marie Berard - Teng Li - Winona Zelenka Presents THE EDGE OF REVOLT Guest Artist Shauna Rolston, Cello Sunday, November 5 th , 7:30 PM Trinity St.Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St.W 40 | November 2017

WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO NOVEMBER 9, 2017 | 1.30 PM ZODIAC TRIO 416-923-7052 révéler un secret; Stravinsky: L’Histoire du soldat (Suite); Piazzolla: Milonga, Muerte del Angel; Khachaturian: Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano; and other works. Riko Higuma, piano; Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet; Vanessa Mollard, violin. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. Andrew Downing’s Otterville. Selections from Otterville. Andrew Downing Quintet. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. /(adv); (CMC members/arts workers); (st). ●●7:00: Aga Khan Museum. Origins by the Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Laura Grizzlypaws, vocals and dance; and others. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. -. ●●7:30: Canadian Chordoma Network. Chords for Chordoma: Jazz at the Lyric – A Pan-American Jazz Event. A night of jazz for cancer research also honouring Dr. Janis Sarra. Brazilian, Samba, Swing and Cuban jazz. Memo Acevedo, Pat LaBarbera, Andre Mehmari, Chico Pinheiro, Dave Restivo and others. Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-250-3708. - 0. All profits to the Canadian Cancer Society to benefit Canadian chordoma research. ●●7:30: Ken Page Memorial Trust/WholeNote Media Inc. Jim Galloway’s Wee Big Band. Celebrating the music of the swing era. Martin Loomer, conductor. The Garage, CSI Building, 720 Bathurst St. 416-515-0200. . ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Wind Symphony and York University Symphony Orchestra: Preview Concert. Mark Chambers and William Thomas, conductors. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. . ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Cinema Remembrance. Music from films including Yentl, Fiddler on the Roof, Life is Beautiful, Schindler’s List and Exodus. Works by Williams, Legrand, Piovani and Delerue. Isabelle Durin, violin; Michael Ertzscheid, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. MOZART’S PIANO GUEST DIRECTED BY KRISTIAN BEZUIDENHOUT NOV 9–12 TRINITY-ST. PAUL’S CENTRE ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart’s Piano. J.C. Bach: Symphony in g Op.6 No.6; C.P.E. Bach: Symphony for Strings in C Wq182/3; Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A K201; Rondo in a for Solo Piano K511; Piano Concerto in No.12 in A K414. Kristian Bezuidenhout, guest director and fortepiano; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -6. Preconcert chat at 7pm. Also Nov 10, 11, 12(3:30). TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation Nov 9 & 11 Measha Brueggergosman, soprano TSO.CA ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation. Julien Bilodeau: La fantaisie du pendu (Hangman’s fantasy) (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Traditional: Piper’s Lament (Flowers of the Forest); Diespecker: Creed (reading); Vaughan Williams: Mvmt 2 from A London Symphony (Symphony No.2); Jeffrey Ryan: Afghanistan - Requiem for a Generation; and other works. Measha Brueggergosman, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone; Toronto Children’s Chorus; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Tania Miller, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Nov 11. ●●9:00: Polyphonic Ground. Sina Salimi plus D’Bi and The 333. Revival Bar, 783 College St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). Friday November 10 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Agnes Wan, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Trent Severn. Folk trio. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000. . Series discount available. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Winter’s Tale. Music by Joby Talbot. Christopher Wheeldon, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345- 9595. -5. Opens Nov 10, 7:30pm. Runs to Nov 19. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. La Clemenza di Tito. Mozart. William Ford, tenor (Tito); Deena Nicklefork, soprano (Vitellia); Madison Arsenault, mezzo (Sesto); Shannon Mills, soprano (Servilia); and others; William Shookhoff, piano and conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Royal Canadian College of Organists. At the Heart of Bach. Works by J.S. Bach. Christian Lane, organ. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-598-4521. ; (RCCO members/sr/st). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. 1917: The Trenches, A Musical Cradle. Joanne Morra, vocalist; Eric St-Laurent, guitar; Rachel Melas, double bass. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st/member). Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble presents Swingin’ with Oscar Fri. November 10, 8pm 905 713-1818 OPERA SINGERS AND FANS ALERT! Ten Singing Stars - Next Generation Rachel Andrist, pianist IN CONCERT MONDAY NOVEMBER 6, 7pm 416.362.1422 Zoomer Hall, home of Classical 96.3fm, 70 Jefferson Avenue in Toronto’s Liberty Village (King/Dufferin area) Free parking available TICKETS: , FOR UNDER 30, SENIORS AND ARTS WORKERS The IRCPA acknowledges with thanks support from the Ontario Arts Council, the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation, Toronto Arts Council, and private donors. Partners: La Scena, Lula Lounge, the Wholenote, Classical 96.3FM At the Heart of Bach Prize-winning organist Christian Lane plays masterpieces central to the genius of J.S.Bach on the famed organ of Christ Church Deer Park. Friday November 10 • 7:30pm Christ Church Deer Park 1570 Yonge Street , RCCO members, students and seniors 416-598-4521 November 2017 | 41

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