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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!

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA Liona Boyd in concert with Andrew Dolson Saturday November 25th, 7:30 PM Trinity-St. Paul's United Church 427 Bloor St. West (near Spadina) With Grammy nominated flautist Ron Korb and the Mississauga Children's Choir TICKETS at: Remenyi House of Music 210 Bloor St. W more shows at NO REMEDY FOR LOVE - LIONA'S NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND NEW ALBUM OUT NOW FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC AND DUNDURN PRESS ! Christmas food drive. Also Nov 26(3pm, St. Aidan’s Catholic Church). ●●7:30: Castle Frank House of Melody. Teeming with Song: Vocal Selections from Bach to Bernstein. Lorna Young, Patricia Haldane, Cara Adams, sopranos; Martha Spence, mezzo; Michael Fitzgerald, baritone; Steven Kettlewell, piano. St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416-966-2685. By donation. ●●7:30: Elysian Duo. In Concert. Works by Gershwin, Bartók and Schumann, original works for trumpet and guitar and a world premiere. Dylan Rook Maddix, trumpet; James Renwick, guitar. Willowdale Christian Reformed Church, 70 Hilda Ave., North York. 416-221-7829. . Fundraising concert for Syrian refugees; refreshments to follow. ●●7:30: Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill Toronto. Monica Chapman: In Concert. Bartosz Hadala, piano; Jordan O’Connor, bass; Chris Wallace, drums. 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 x3718. No cover. No reservations required. ●●7:30: Jubilate Singers. Building World Harmony. Guest: Bassam Bishra, oud. St. Simonthe-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-488-1571. ; (sr); (st); free(under 13). ●●7:30: Koichi Inoue. Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series. Penny Johnson, Eileen Keown and Isabel Misquitta-Yip, pianos; Corey Gemmell, violin. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 904-450-9220. PWYC. ●●7:30: Liona Boyd. In Concert: A Winter Fantasy. Ron Korb, flute; Mississauga Children’s Choir. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. . ●●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 24. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Nijinsky. See Nov 22. Also Nov 26. ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. Fall Festival. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-742- 4237. ; (st). Free parking; wheelchair accessible. ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Forty! Forty! Forty!: Music of Thomas Tallis and Striggio. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Tallis Choir. Tallis: Spem in alium; Striggio: Ecce beatam lucem. Peter Mahon, conductor. St. Patrick’s Church, 141 McCaul St. 416-286-9798. , (sr), (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Saint- Saëns: Organ Symphony. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Bédard: Toccata Suite pour Orgue. Myriam Blardone, piano; Christopher Dawes, organ; Kerry Stratton, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416- 556-0812. -. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler Symphony 6. Abigail Richardson-Schulte: Step Up (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 23(8pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Fall Major Opera Production: Don 2017 / 2018 Season Presents The Promise ofLight Saturday, November 25, 2017 ~ 8 pm Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto Tickets available through the Oriana Choir website at or at at or 416-978-8849 Adults: Seniors/under 35: Students: ORIANA Women’s Choir gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of 48 | November 2017

Giovanni. See Nov 23. Also Nov 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 24. ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. All Rivers at Once: The Indian-Israeli Musical Initiative. Jazz-like arrangements of traditional Indian and Israeli folk songs. Saeed Kamjoo, kamanche; Pedram Khavarzamini, tombak; Amos Hoffman, oud; Noam Lemish, piano, artistic director. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. . Ticket incl same day museum admission. ●●8:00: Chorus York. Top Hats and Tunes: A Program of Broadway Hits. Stéphane Potvin, conductor; Christina Faye, piano; Bells of St. Matthew’s. St. Matthew’s United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill. 905-884- 7922. ; (sr/st). Also Nov 19(3pm, Thornhill). ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. Amanda Martinez. Music from the album Mañana. Kevin Laliberte, Alexander Brown, Drew Birston, Osvaldo Rodriguez la O, Pablosky Rosales. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -. ●●8:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. The Promise of Light. Quartel: Winter Solstice; Raminsh: Songs of the Lights; Henderson: Twelve Days of Christmas; and works by Mathias, Donkin and Daley. Mitchell Pady, artistic director and conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-978-8849. ; (sr/ under 35); (st). ●●8:00: York Symphony Orchestra. A Scottish Voyage. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture; Symphony No.3 “Scottish;” Bruch: Scottish Fantasy. Alejandro Junco, violin. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 416-410-0860. ; $23(sr); (st). Also Nov 26(Richmond Hill, 7:30pm). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz: Danilo Pérez Trio and Alfredo Rodriguez Trio. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Jubilate singers present BUILDING WORLD Harmony Christian, Jewish & Islamic music from medieval Spain & beyond with guest bassam bishara, Oud Sat. Nov. 25, 7:30 pm St. Simon-the-Apostle Church Danilo Pérez Trio and Alfredo Rodríguez Trio SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 8PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA Sunday November 26 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles: Rebelheart Collective with Mai Tategami, Violin. Interactive concert for young people with a Lindt truffle at the end. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . 3:15pm: main performance. ●●2:00: Gallery 345. Sonatas for Violin and Piano. Sonatas by Mozart, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. Annette-Barbara Vogel, violin; Uriel Tsachor, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●2:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Music to Embrace Advent. Bach: Cantata 131; Purcell: Birthday Ode for Queen Mary II; Charpentier: Missa “Assumpta est Maria”; Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in G. Tatsuki Shimoda, recorder; Georgetown Bach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra. St. Elias the Prophet Ukrainian Church, 10193 Heritage Rd., Brampton. 905-873-9909. ; (st). ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Nijinsky. See Nov 22. ●●2:00: St. Barnabas Anglican Church. Cello Recital. Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello and Piano; Falla: Suite populaire espagnole; Haydn: Piano Trio in C. Julia Kim, cello; Konrad Harley, piano; Julia Mirzoev, violin; Jack Zhao, piano. 361 Danforth Ave. 416-463-1344. ; (sr/st). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Fall Major Opera Production: Don Giovanni. See Nov 23. ●●2:30: Voicebox: Opera in Concert. Rodelinda. Music by Handel. Christina Raphaëlle Haldane, soprano; Charles Sy, tenor; David Trudgen, countertenor; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Voicebox Opera in Concert Chorus; Larry Beckwith, conductor. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. ●●3:00: Cantemus Singers. Nowell, Noel. Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noël; carols and motets. Michael Erdman, conductor. St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 70 Silver Birch Ave. 416-578-6602. ; free(under 12). Proceeds toward Community Centre 55’s Christmas food drive. Also Nov 25(7:30pm, Church of the Holy Trinity). ●●3:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Bach, Scarlatti and Their Masters. Jacques Moderne Ensemble. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st/member). presents Jacques Moderne Ensemble BACH, SCARLATTI AND THEIR MASTERS November 26, 3pm ●●3:00: Da Camera Toronto. Mozart’s Salon: Duo Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin. Mozart: Sonata in G for keyboard and violin K379; Variations on ‘Hélas, j’ai perdu mon amant’ K360; Variations on ‘Unser dummer Pöbel meint’ K455; Sonata in D for keyboard and violin K306. Guillaume Tardif, violin; Andrea Botticelli, fortepiano. Trinity College, Seeley Hall, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-275-5714. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Intrada Brass of Oakville. Kings and Queens. St. Paul’s United Church (Oakville), 454 Rebecca St., Oakville. 905-827-0561. ; (sr/st); free(under 10). ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Medicine and Music: A Cardiac Affair. Ben Carlson, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2017 | 3 PM MEDICINE + MUSIC: A CARDIAC AFFAIR actor; Steven Dann, viola; Dr. David Goldbloom, host; Virginia Hatfield, soprano; Inna Perkis, piano; and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-6323. ; (sr/st); (young adult); (child). ●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. Viola Mania. Beethoven: Duet for viola and cello “with two obligato eyeglasses”; Zucchi: Serenade in D Op.3 No.2 for solo viola and string trio; Stamitz: Quartet in g Op.10 No.2 for violin, two violas and cello; Mendelssohn: Quintet in A Op.18. Guests: Emily Eng, violin; Matt Antal, viola. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952. ; (sr); (st). 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