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Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017

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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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●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble: Swingin’ with Oscar. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Jazz at The Gallery: Noah Franche-Nolan: Solo Piano and Sextet. Weaving elements of traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, contemporary classical music, and Christian hymns. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. Remembrance Day Concert with Scott Good and Friends. Full orchestra, singers, piper and readers. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6091. ; free(under 13). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Vocal Concerts: Barbara Hannigan with Reinbert de Leeuw. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart’s Piano. See Nov 9. Also Nov 11, 12(3:30). ●●9:00: Jazz Bistro. An Evening of Edith Piaf: Patsy Gallant Sings Piaf. 251 Victoria St. 1-888-222-6608. . 6pm: doors open. Dinner reservations: 416-363-5299. Also Nov 11. ●●9:00: Snaggle. Snarky Puppy Tribute Show. Nick Maclean, keyboards; Brownman Ali, trumpet; Graeme Wallace, tenor sax; Anoop Isaac, guitar; and others. Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St W. 416-389-2643. /(adv). Saturday November 11 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Winter’s Tale. See Nov 10. Runs to Nov 19. A. Concerts in the GTA Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●3:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective/ Canadian Music Centre. Sensing. Works by Höstman, Scime and Feldman; Sonja Rainey: design. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (sr/st/arts workers). Also 5:30pm, 8pm. ●●5:30: Thin Edge New Music Collective/ Canadian Music Centre. Sensing. Works by Höstman, Scime and Feldman; Sonja Rainey: design. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (sr/st/arts workers). Also 3pm, 8pm. ●●6:00: Horseshoe Tavern. Reykjavik Calling: Mammút and Fufanu. 370 Queen St. W. www. facebook.com/events/119087432134074. Free on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to website. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Winter’s Tale. See Nov 10. Runs to Nov 19. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). THAT CHOIR REMEMBERS conducted by Craig Pike NiNe SparrowS artS FouNdatioN presents A CONCERT OF REMEMBRANCE saturday November 11th 7:30 pm special Guest David Hetherington cello ADMISSION FREE DONATIONS WELCOME www.9SparrowSartS.org ●●7:30: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. A Concert of Remembrance. Guest: David Hetherington, cello. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Gordon Lightfoot. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. 5. Series discount available. ●●8:00: Caliban Arts/Remix Lounge. Celebrating Dizzy at 100. Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. 647-722-4635. (adv). RE-SCHEDULED FROM OCT 21. ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Trinity College Chapel (6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto ON) VISIT US thatchoir.com Orchestra. Subscription Concert #1. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.1 in f-sharp; Symphony No.2 in e. Robert Horvath, piano. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. and up; (sr/st); free(under 12). 7:15pm: Pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Dual Vision: Paul Novotny, bass and Joe Sealey, piano. Classic jazz duo with a unique signature sound. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Jana Skarecky presents. Time Tributaries: Music and Art by Jana Skarecky. Skarecky: The Lightning Flash Endures (premiere); Uluru; What Draws Us Together; Planet Earth; Emily (excerpts); The Way You Are; and other works. Brandon Leis, tenor; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello; Ramona Carmelly, mezzo; Joseph Ferretti, piano; Encore String Quartet; and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. . Proceeds to benefit First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada; also in celebration of Skareky’s 60th birthday. ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Dirty Dishes. Country, bluegrass, and gospel. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. -. ●●8:00: Scaramella. Les idées heureuses. Works by Bach, Jean-Marie Leclair, and François Couperin. Grégoire Jeay, transverse flute; Joëlle Morton, basse de viole; Lysiane Boulva, harpsichord. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. -. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart’s Piano. See Nov 9. Also Nov 12(3:30). ●●8:00: That Choir. That Choir Remembers. Whitacre: When David Heard; Mealor: Love’s as Warm as Tears; Henson: My Flight for Heaven; Allan: In paradisum; Daley: In Remembrance. Craig Pike, conductor. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-419-1756. ; (sr/arts); (st). Also Nov 12. ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective/ Canadian Music Centre. Sensing. Works by Höstman, Scime and Feldman; Sonja Rainey: design. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (sr/st/arts workers). Also 3pm, 5:30pm. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation. Jordan Pal: Fallen (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Traditional: Piper’s Lament (Flowers of the Forest); Diespecker: Creed; 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 9. ●●9:00: Jazz Bistro. An Evening of Edith Piaf: Patsy Gallant Sings Piaf. 251 Victoria St. 1-888-222-6608. . 6pm: doors open. Dinner reservations: 416-363-5299. Also Nov 10. Sunday November 12 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Winter’s Tale. See Nov 10. Runs to Nov 19. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●2:00: Pocket Concerts. Pocket Concert in The Annex. Brahms: Sonata for viola and piano Op.120 No.2; Bunch: Suite for viola and piano; Rachmaninoff: Sonata for cello and piano Op.19 (arr. Borisovsky). Rory McLeod, viola; Emily Rho, piano. Don and Rowley’s, 505 Palmerston Blvd. 647-896-8295. ; (ages 19-35); (under 19). Incl. reception with refreshments. ●●3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Inspired by Canada. Chan Ka Nin: Among Friends; Bell: Trails of Gravity and Grace; Cohen: Hallelujah; Mitchell: A Case of You; Léveillée: Les Vieux Pianos; and other works. Mireille Asselin, soprano; Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; David Hetherington, cello; Serouj Kradjian, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (under 31); (st). ●●3:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra: Canada 150. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. . ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Invesco Piano Concerts: Angela Hewitt. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. SOLD OUT. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. A New Song. Works by MacMillan, Moore, Mealor, Daley and Bell. Choir of St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church; Thomas Bell, director of music; Gerald Loo, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961- 8116. Free. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSYO Fall Concert. Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino; Smetana: “The Moldau” from Má vlast; Shostakovich: Symphony No.5. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; Earl Lee, conductor. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-593-1285. -0.50. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Mozart’s Piano. See Nov 9. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Ian Sadler. Repertoire TBA. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:30: Cathedral Church of St. James. Service of Remembrance. Parry: Songs of Farewell. Choir of St. James Cathedral, Robert Busiakiewicz, conductor. 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865. Free. Religious service. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Bernie Senensky Trio. 1570 Yonge St. 42 | November 2017 thewholenote.com

416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●6:00: Festival of Arabic Music and Arts. Canadian Arabic Orchestra: On the Way to Baghdad. Naseer Shamma, oud. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●7:30: St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Uxbridge). A Concert For Remembrance Day. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5. Orpheus Symphonietta; Stuart Beaudoin, conductor. 65 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. 866-808-2006. . ●●8:00: That Choir. That Choir Remembers. Whitacre: When David Heard; Mealor: Love’s as Warm as Tears; Henson: My Flight for Heaven; Allan: In paradisum; Daley: In Remembrance. Craig Pike, conductor. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-419-1756. ; (sr/arts); (st). Also Nov 11. Monday November 13 ●●7:30: Matthew Whitfield. Surréalisme: Pure Psychic Automatism. Satie: Vexations (accompanied by live automatic readings). Matthew Whitfield, piano. St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. 647-302-2074. PWYC. ●●9:30: Sonuskapos Jazz Orchestra. CD Release Party: Imagine We’re Sailing. Mason Victoria, director. The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. 416-219-9587. (with CD)/(without CD); (st with CD). Tuesday November 14 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series/Chamber Music Series: Three Portraits. Kieren MacMillan: Three Portraits. Haven Trio (Lindsay Kesselman, soprano; Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet; Midori Koga, piano). 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. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: David Potvin, Piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Richard Hansen. Repertoire TBA. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. St. Michael’s Hospital Benefit Concert. Jean Coulthard: A Prayer for Elizabeth; Mahler: Rückert Lieder; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 “Pathétique”. Rachel Krehm, soprano; Canzona Chamber Players Orchestra; Yosuke Kawasaki, concertmaster; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 647-248-4048. PWYC (suggested donation ). All proceeds benefit the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit of St. Michael’s Hospital. ●●8:00: Musical Stage Company. Uncovered: Dylan & Springsteen. Music director Reza Jacobs and a company of Canadian musical theatre performers perform songs of Dylan and Springsteen. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-927-7880. -0. Also Nov 15-16. Wednesday November 15 ●●11:00am: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters… In Paris. Couperin: L’Apothéose de Corelli; CLOSE ENCOUNTERS … IN PARIS WED NOV 15 | 11AM HELLICONIAN HALL SAT NOV 18 | 2PM TEMERTY THEATRE (TELUS CENTRE) tafelmusik.org Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concert; Marais: Pièces de viole: Livre III 4e Suite. Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord; Geneviève Gilardeau and Patricia Ahern, violin; Felix Deak, viola da gamba. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964-6337. (adv). Introductions by the musicians. Also Nov 18(Temerty Theatre, 2pm). ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Andrew Adair. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Winter’s Tale. See Nov 10. Runs to Nov 19. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Jazz Orchestra. Gordon Foote, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Musical Stage Company. Uncovered: Dylan & Springsteen. Music director Reza Jacobs and a company of Canadian musical theatre performers perform songs of Dylan and Springsteen. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-927-7880. -0. Also Nov 14, 16. ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Buffy Sainte-Marie. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Oundjian Conducts Vaughan Williams. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on “Greensleeves”; Concerto in a for Oboe and String Orchestra; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi for viola, chamber choir and chamber orchestra; Piano Concerto in C; Overture to The Wasps. Louis Lortie, piano; Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Teng Li, viola; Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Emily D’Angelo, mezzo; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Elmer Iseler Singers; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Nov 16(2pm). Thursday November 16 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Starting from Porcupine. Selected CBC broadcasts and readings. William Aide, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Student Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Winter’s Tale. See Nov 10. Runs to Nov 19. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●2:00: Orchardviewers. Amina Holloway, cello. Toronto Public Library, Northern District, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. Room 224. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Oundjian Conducts Vaughan Williams. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on “Greensleeves”; Concerto in a for Oboe and String Orchestra; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi for viola, chamber choir and chamber orchestra; Piano Concerto in C; Overture to The Wasps. Louis Lortie, piano; Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Teng Li, viola; Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Emily D’Angelo, mezzo; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Elmer Iseler Singers; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Nov 15(8pm). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Winter’s Tale. See Nov 10. Runs to Nov 19. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). November 16 at 8pm CARDUCCI QUARTET ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Carducci Quartet. Beethoven: Quartet No. 11 in f Op.95 “Serioso”; Shostakovich: Quartet No.4 in D Op.83; Debussy: Quartet in g Op.10. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. -; (st, full-time). Replaces Škampa Quartet due to cancellation. ●●8:00: Musical Stage Company. Uncovered: Dylan & Springsteen. Music director Reza Jacobs and a company of Canadian musical theatre performers perform songs of Dylan and Springsteen. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-927-7880. -0. Also Nov 14, 15. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Haus Musik: Crossing/ Traversée. Musicians of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Jennifer Nichols, stage director; Andycapp, electronic artist; Jack Rennie, dancer; Patrick Hagarty, filmmaker. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 416-792-1268. /(adv). Cash bar. Friday November 17 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Horn Trios. Brahms: Horn Trio in E-flat Op.40; John Harbison: Twilight Music. Mikhailo Babiak, horn; Sheila Jaffé, violin; Rachael Kerr, 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. ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Saint-Saëns, Gounoud, Massenet and Gaveaux. Trio Dell’Aria (Michael Westwood, clarinet; Kripa Nageshwar, soprano; Ruta Vaivade, piano). St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Heliconian Club. Glitter and Be Gay. Pearce and de Val: new compositions; Eatock: Three Songs (from The Prophet); Bach: Christmas Oratorio (excerpts); Bernstein: Glitter and be Gay. Allison Arends, soprano; Paula Arciniega, mezzo; Jacqueline Gélineau, contralto; Evelina Soulis and Suzanne Yeo, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 922-3618. ; free(12 and under accompanied by an adult). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Winter’s Tale. See Nov 10. Runs to Nov 19. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor Saturday November 11, 2017 8 pm RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto no. 1 in F sharp minor with pianist ROBERT HORVATH Symphony no. 2 in E minor SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT 1 | TICKETS: from adult senior/student children under age 12 are free ORDER ONLINE OR BY PHONE P.C. HoTheatre 5183 Sheppard Ave E (1 block east of Markham Rd), Scarborough cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566 thewholenote.com November 2017 | 43

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