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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!

Angela Hewitt. Bach:

Angela Hewitt. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No.3 in D BWV1054; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.9 in E-flat K271 “Jeunehomme”; Bach: Keyboard Concerto No.7 in g BWV1058; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in d K466. Angela Hewitt, leader and piano. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-593- 1285. .75-8. Also Nov 18(8pm at Roy Thomson Hall). ●●3:30: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Harvest Song. Cardon: Claribel; The Lark in the Clear Air (arr. Greaves); Mozart: Serenade in c (arr. Greaves); Piazzolla: Three Tangos (arr. Greaves); Two Beatles Tunes (arr. Witkin); and other works. Michele Jacot, conductor and clarinet. Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. wychwoodclarinetchoir. com. ; (sr); (st/child). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Ian Sadler. Repertoire TBA. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. Flute Street TORONTO’S PROFESSIONAL FLUTE CHOIR PRESENTS EARTH, WIND, SNOW AND FIRE guest artist CHRISTINE BEARD SUN. NOV. 19, 4pm ●●4:00: Flute Street. Earth, Wind, Snow and Fire. Guest: Christine Beard, piccolo. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-462- 9498. ; (sr); (st). A. Concerts in the GTA ●●4:00: Hart House Singers. This Land: Music of First Nations and Early Settlers in Canada. Louis Schryer, fiddle; Josette Bouchard, tambour; Erin Leahy, piano; Conrad Gold, piano; David Arnot-Johnston, conductor. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416- 978-2452. Free. Donations to UofT Food Bank welcome. ●●4:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters: Victor Danchenko. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. . ●●7:00: Victoria College Choir. Fall Concert. Works by Chatman, Patriquin and Sled. Michael Bridge, accordion; Taylor Sullivan, conductor. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-585-4521. Free. Emergence Sunday November 19 2017 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Emergence. Bjarnason: Emergence; Dalbavie: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; D. Schmidt: Just a stranger here myself...; Sokolović: Ringelspiel. Véronique Mathieu, violin; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -; -(sr); -(under 30); -(st). 7:15pm: Preconcert chat. Monday November 20 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Faculty Artists Ensemble. Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer; Symphony No.4. Darryl Edwards, tenor; Monica Whicher, soprano; Edward Tait, music director; Uri Mayer, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Department of Music Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Roy Patterson, Lorne Lofsky and Mark Eisenman, conductors. 219 Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Nov 20-23. Tuesday November 21 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: The Lyrical Keyboard. Mariya Orlenko, 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: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Performance students from the UofT Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. York University Department of Music Jazz Festival: Jazz Vocal Ensemble. Mike Cadó, conductor. 219 Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Nov 20-23. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Ian Sadler. Repertoire TBA. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. Light the Flame Tickets: - Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre Tues. Nov. 21 | 7PM torontochildrenschorus.com ●●7:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Light the Flame. Main Choir; Toronto Youth Choir; Lara Dodds-Eden, Matthew Otto and Helen Becqué, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). Proceeds supporting the Chamber Choir’s 2018 tour to Newfoundland. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Become/Dessicated: Matti Pulkki, solo classical accordion. Finnish accordionist performs a program of contemporary solo pieces from around the world. G. Katehis: Become/Dessicated (Canadian premiere). 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. PWYC. ●●8:00: York University Department of Music. York University Department of Music Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Anthony Michelli, Artie Roth and Kelly Jefferson, conductors. 219 Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Nov 20-23. Wednesday November 22 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Arabic Coffee House. Maryem Tollar, vocals; Al Qahwa Ensemble; Demetri Petsalakis, oud; Ernie Tollar, flutes; Naghmeh Farahmand, percussion. 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: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. William O’Meara, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769-5224. Freewill donation. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. R & B Ensemble. Ron Westray, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Thomas Fitches. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Nijinsky. Music by Robert Schumann, Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov and Dmitri Shostakovich. John Neumeier, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 345-9595. -5. Opens Nov 22, 7:30pm. Runs to Nov 26. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/ Sun(2pm). ●●7:30: Porgiamor Chamber Concerts. Solo Messiah Project. Handel: All solo recitatives, arias, and duets from Messiah. Lilac Caña, soprano; Amanda Magnanelli, alto; Y.C. Lee, tenor; Henry Irwin, baritone; Antonia de Wolfe, piano. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 416-924-7439. PWYC ( suggested donation). GUSTAVMAHLER Des Knaben Wunderhorn Stuart Graham, baritone Michael Rose, piano November 22 @ 7:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall Trinity-St. Paul Centre www.stuartgraham.ca ●●7:30: Stuart Graham. In Recital. Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Vol.II/III); R. Laurin: Les Trois Fables, poésie de Jean de La Fontaine; Rachmaninoff: Assorted Romances. Stuart Graham, baritone; Michael Rose, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-927-9105. /.50(adv); /.50(2 tickets/adv). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Woodwind Chamber Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. 46 | November 2017 thewholenote.com

●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Department of Music Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Kevin Turcotte, Jim Vivian and Frank Falco, conductors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Nov 20-23. ●●8:00: Arraymusic/Gallery 345. Music of Wilhelm Killmayer and Sandeep Bhagwati. Killmayer: two trios and a quartet; Bhagwati: Music of Crossings (selections). Array Ensemble: Sheila Jaffe and Stephen Sitarski, violin; Margaret Gay, cello; Stephen Clarke, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 532-7513. ; (st). Cash only. 7pm: Preconcert talk. Thursday November 23 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Instrumentalis - Aces and Deuces. Graduate student instrumentalists perform solo and duo repertoire. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. York University Department of Music Jazz Festival: Jazz Vocal Ensembles. Richard Whiteman, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Nov 20-23. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: York University Chamber Strings. Matt Brubeck, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Nijinsky. See Nov 22. Runs to Nov 26. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●6:30: York University Department of Music. York University Department of Music Jazz Festival: Jazz Choirs. Mim Adams, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Nov 20-23. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Nijinsky. See Nov 22. Runs to Nov 26. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Fall Major Opera Production: Don Giovanni. Music by Mozart. Libretto by Da Ponte. Performed with Surtitles. Marilyn Gronsdal, director; Uri Meyer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Also Nov 24, 25, 26(2:30pm). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Department of Music Jazz Festival: York U Jazz Orchestra. Mike Cadó, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Nov 20-23. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. UnCovered: Springsteen & Dylan. Brent Carver, Jake Epstein, Sara Farb, Melissa O’Neil, Andrew Penner. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50. Series discount available. ●●8:00: Corktown Chamber Orchestra. In Concert. Beethoven: Symphony No.7; Schubert: Symphony No.8; Bach: Keyboard Concerto No.4. Will Callaghan, guest conductor; Paul McCulloch, conductor. Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425 King St. E. 647-528-7159. PWYC, suggested. TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Mahler Symphony 6 Nov 23 & 25 Donald Runnicles, conductor TSO.CA ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler Symphony 6. Stokes: Just Keep Paddling (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Mahler: Symphony No.6 in a. Donald Runnicles, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593- 1285. .75-8. Also Nov 25(7:30pm). Friday November 24 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Sonatas by Mozart and Poulenc. Jean-Luc Therrien, piano; Mai Tategami, violin. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Soundstreams. Salon 21: Holiday Remix. DJ SlowPitchSound. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-586- 8080. (reserved seating/gallery prelude); PWYC(saved seating); Free(general admission). ●●7:00: St. Michael’s Concerts. Organ Spectacular. J.S. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in d; Widor: Toccata (Symphony V); Vierne: Carillon de Westminister; Finale (Symphony I); Boellman: Toccata (suite gothique). John Paul Farahat, Paul Jenkins, Christopher Ku, William O’Meara and Manuel Piazza. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St. 416-397-6367 x6036. By donation, suggested. ●●7:30: Ensemble Polaris. From Iceland to the Moon: DVD Launch. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-588-4301. , (sr/st). ENSEMBLE POLARIS DVD LAUNCH FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24 7:30 PM ensemblepolaris.com ●●7:30: Metropolitan Community Church. ‘Tis the Season: Christmas with the Choir. A fundraiser concert. Mark Cassius, Pride and Joy. Guest: Mary McCandless. 115 Simpson Ave. 416-406-6228. . Cash bar. Also Nov 25. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Nijinsky. See Nov 22. Runs to Nov 26. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Le Nozze di Figaro. Mozart. Jan Vaculik, baritone (Figaro); Gene Wu, baritone (Count Almaviva); Chelsea van Pelt, soprano (Susanna); Christina Bell, soprano (Countess Almaviva); and others; William Shookhoff, piano and conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ●●7:30: Toronto Organ Club. Classic Organ Recital. Clarke: Trumpet Voluntaire; Beethoven: Ode To Joy; Gilmanton: Sonata in d; Adam: O Holy Night. George Heldt, organ and piano; Frank Iacino, MC. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Humber Heights, 1579 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke. 416-746-3071. ; (under 12). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Fall Major Opera Production: Don Giovanni. See Nov 23. Also Nov 25, 26(2:30pm). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Nov 25. ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Pastoral Wonders. Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F “Pastoral”; Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Francaix: L’Horloge de Flore. Chris Sewerin, oboe. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; /(sr/adv); (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Tania Miller Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Forty! Forty! Forty! Director Peter Mahon Tallis Choir celebrates 40 Years with the music of our namesake, including his incomparable 40-part Spem in Alium, and the work that may have inspired it, Striggio’s Ecce Beatam Lucem. Saturday, November 25, 7:30 pm St. Patrick’s Church 141 McCaul St. Tania Miller conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 8PM PRELUDE RECITAL 6:45PM PRE-CONCERT TALK 7:15PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA Saturday November 25 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Nijinsky. See Nov 22. Runs to Nov 26. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory. Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●7:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. Raise Your Voice and Sing! Seasonal music. Oakville Choir: Raise Her Voice, Chamber, Junior, and A Few Good Men. Clearview Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905-337- 7104. ; (sr); (under 13). ●●7:00: Ritesh Das/Toronto Tabla Ensemble. Parampara: Tradition and Legacy. An evening of innovative rhythm and dance of India. Chitresh Das Youth Company; Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble. Guest: Nilan Chaudhuri. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. . ●●7:30: Cantemus Singers. Nowell, Noel. Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noël; carols and motets. Michael Erdman, conductor. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-578-6602. ; free(under 12). Proceeds toward Community Centre 55’s Tickets: , Seniors: , Students with ID: (only at the door) Info: 416 286-9798 Order online: www.tallischoir.com an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario thewholenote.com November 2017 | 47

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