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Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017

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  • November
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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 on period instruments supported by Viola Mania Sunday November 26, 3:00 ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Rebelheart Collective with Mai Tategami, Violin. Haydn: String Quartet Op.33 No.2 “The Joke”; Dvořák: String Quartet in F Op.96 “American”; Mendelssohn: String Quintet in B-flat Op.87. Guests: Scott St. John and Erika Raum, violins; Sharon Wei, viola; Thomas Wiebe, cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922- 3714 ext.103. ; (under 30). 1:15pm: Music and Truffles. ●●3:30: Junction Trio and Friends. Mystery Concert. Guest: Robert Dick, flute. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416- 536-3160. PWYC. donation suggested. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Donations welcome. ●●4:00: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Paul Novotny, bass; Robi Botos, piano. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●4:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Youth Concerto Competition Prizewinners in Concert. St. Simon’s Anglican Church (Oakville), 1450 Litchfield Rd., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); (st); free(12 and under). ●●4:30: Mississauga Festival Choir. A Salvation Army Christmas. Christmas classics. Resonance Youth Choir; Salvation Army Band. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. Free. Also 7pm. ●●7:00: St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Uxbridge). Christmas Classic. Bach: Christmas Oratorio; Cantorei sine Nomine. Sasha Liebich-Tait, Shannon Coates, Colin Ainsworth and Jonathan Liebich, solos; Orpheus Symphonietta; Stuart Beaudoin, conductor. 65 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. 866-808-2006. . ●●7:30: Mississauga Festival Choir. A Salvation Army Christmas. Christmas classics. Resonance Youth Choir; Salvation Army Band. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. Free. Also 4:30pm. ●●7:30: York Symphony Orchestra. A Scottish Voyage. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture; Symphony No.3 “Scottish;” Bruch: Scottish Fantasy. Alejandro Junco, violin. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ; (sr); (st). Also Nov 25(Aurora, 8pm). ●●8:00: somewhere there/Studio Dan Vienna. New Vienna in New York. Works by George Lewis, Oxana Omelchuk, Caitlin Smith, and others. Ensemble Studio Dan Vienna. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. or PWYC. Monday November 27 ●●7:30: Gallery 345/Studio Dan Vienna. Homo Faber by Daniel Riegler. Ensemble Studio Dan Vienna. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Brass Chamber Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Concert and Chamber Choirs. Lisette Canton, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Tuesday November 28 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Faune et Naïdes. Works by Debussy, Vivier and Bartók. Palladium Duo (Ariane Brisson, flute; Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, 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. Music @ Midday: York University Men’s Choir Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Richard Birney-Smith, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Donations welcome. ●●7:00: Array Space. Gratitude Listening for Pauline Oliveros. Pauline Oliveros: Arctic Air (The Earthworm Also Sings); a selection of Sonic Meditations; and an open gathering for listening, sounding and remembering Oliveros. Wendalyn Bartley, Tina Pearson, Jerry Pergolesi, Andrew Timar, Doug Van Nort and others. 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. Free. We’re Still Singing! Voices Relyea Quartetto Gelato & Friends Tue. Nov. 28th 7:30 PM www.VoicesRelyea.com ●●7:30: We’re Still Singing. Benefit Concert for SickKids Cancer Research Fund. Beautiful music by cancer survivors and their loved ones. Songs and arias from Monteverdi to “Hot Tangos”. Quartetto Gelato; Voices Relyea and ten singing stars; Howard Dyck, conductor; Michael Rose, piano. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. www.Voices- Relyea.com. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Concert Orchestra. Paul Widner, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. November 28 at 8pm PHILIP CHIU ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Philip Chiu, Piano. Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite); Rachmaninoff: Preludes (Five Selections from Op.23 and Op.32); Schubert/Liszt: Fantasy in C “Der Wanderer” D760; Liszt: Legends S175. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -; (st, full time). Wednesday November 29 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Patrick Dewell. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Tafelmusik. Four Weddings, a Funeral, and a Coronation. Handel: Ouverture from Il parnasso in festa; Purcell: Symphonies from FOUR WEDDINGS, A FUNERAL, AND A CORONATION DIRECTED BY ELISA CITTERIO & IVARS TAURINS NOV 29 – DEC 3 TRINITY-ST. PAUL’S CENTRE tafelmusik.org the ode “From Hardy Climes” Z325; Blow: Coronation Anthem “God Spake Sometimes in Visions”; Lully: Ballet from Xerxes; Pachelbel Canon & Gigue; and other works. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir directed by Elisa Citterio and Ivars Taurins. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 964-6337. -. Also Nov 30, Dec 1, 2, 3. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocal Jazz Ensemble and 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra. Christine Duncan and Jim Lewis, directors. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Men of the Deeps. Christmas Concert. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000. . Series discount available. ●●8:00: Westwood Concerts. From Moscow to Paris: - A Musical Journey. Works by Saint-Saëns, Glinka and others. Michael Westwood, clarinet; Ruta Vaivade, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/st). Thursday November 30 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Long, Long Ago. Works by Badings, Whitacre, Corigliano, Forrest and others. Schulich Singers; Jean-Sébastien Vallée, director. 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Enrico Elisi, Piano. Works by Bach and Kye Ryung Park. 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: Classical Piano Showcase. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:00: Miles Nadal JCC. Duelling Clarinetists: Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw. Historical lecture with live clarinet music. Jonno Lightstone, clarinet. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924- 6211 x155. . ●●2:00: Orchardviewers. Nightingale. Toronto Public Library, Northern District, 40 Orchard 50 | November 2017 thewholenote.com

View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. Room 224. ●●5:30: Ken Page Memorial Trust. 19th Annual Jazz Fundraiser. St. Andrew’s Day Jazz Cèilidh. An elite gathering of the finest international jazz musicians. Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-515-0200. 0. Complimentary cocktail reception, gala dinner, grand raffle prizes. ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. World AIDS Day Vigil. Singing OUT. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Home Alone in Concert. John Williams: Home Alone (film with live orchestra). Etobicoke School of the Arts Junior Chorus; Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Dec 1(7:30pm), Dec 2(2pm and 7:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. Iranian Music Ensemble, Klezmer Ensemble, and Japanese Drumming Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Symphony Orchestra. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Eddie Palmieri Septet: Eddie at 80. Latin jazz. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50; (youth). Series discount available. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Four Weddings, a Funeral, and a Coronation. See Nov 30. Also Dec 1, 2, 3. Friday December 1 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Brass Ensemble. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Four Weddings, a Funeral, and a Coronation. See Nov 30. Also Dec 2, 3. ●●7:00: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night. Frost and Fire: A Celtic Christmas with Rant Maggie Rant. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647- 233-3655 or 905-874-2800. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Home Alone in Concert. See Nov 30. Also Dec 1, 2(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●8:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto/ Elmer Iseler Singers. J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Bach: Christmas Oratorio; Cantatas I-III. Monica Whicher, soprano; Marjorie Maltais, mezzo; Christopher Mayell, tenor; Dion Mazerolle, baritone; Lydia Adams, conductor. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-446-0188 or 416-217- 0537. ; (sr); (under 30). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage: Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●8:00: Summerhill Orchestra. In Concert. Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals; Beethoven: Symphony No.8. Sarah John, conductor. Church of the Messiah, 240 Avenue Rd. summerhillorchestra@gmail.com. . ●●8:00: Upper Canada Choristers/Cantemos Latin Ensemble. Christmas Joy. Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noel; Kodály: Christmas Dance of the Shepherds; Forrest: Carol of Joy; carol medley (arr. Forrest), aguinaldos and other works; audience sing-along. Laurel Trainor, flute; Hye Won Cecilia Lee, piano; Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510. ; free(children and teens with adult). Please bring an item for the food bank. Saturday December 2 ●●11:00am: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Victrola. Libretto by David Kersnar and Jacqueline Russell. Works by Bizet, Mozart, Puccini and others. Members of the COC’s Ensemble Studio; Ashlie Corcoran, director. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. ; free(children under 12), Maximum of 2 free children’s tickets for each adult ticket sold. Additional children’s tickets . Also Dec 2(1:30pm); Dec 3(10:30am and 1:30pm). ●●2:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Shoshana Telner. Hummel: Sonata No.2 in E flat Op.13; Hummel: 24 Etudes Op.125; Liszt: Sonata in b S17. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Home Alone in Concert. See Nov 30. Also Dec 2(7:30). ●●2:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Carol Sing. Guests: Jim Codrington, Fiona Reid, Kevin Frankish. True North Brass; Canadian Children’s Opera Company; That Choir; The Hedgerow Singers; Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir. 1585 Yonge St. 416-241- 1298. Free. A collection will be taken. In support of the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank. ●●2:30: Bel Canto Singers. Songs for a Winter’s Night. Linda Meyer, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, piano. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-286-8260. . Also 7:30pm. A TORONTO CHRISTMAS TRADITION FEATURING ST. MICHAEL’S CHOIR SCHOOL Christmas at Massey Hall PART Handel’s Mess1 ah and an array of seasonal favourites December 2 & 3 at 3pm ●●3:00: St. Michael’s Choir School. Christmas at Massey Hall. Handel: Messiah (Part I); Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols; secular and sacred carols with audience participation. Elementary, Junior, Senior, Massed, and Alumni Choirs; Meredith Hall, soprano; Christina Stelmacovich, alto; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Stephen Hegedus, bass; chamber orchestra; Maria Conkey, Teri Dunn, Peter Mahon, and Vincent Cheng, conductors. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872- 4255. -. Also Dec 3. BACH CHILDREN’S CHORUS and the BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR Charissa Bagan, Artistic Director James Pinhorn, BCYC Conductor Eleanor Daley, Pianist Saturday, December 2 Pax Christi Chorale presents The Children’s Messiah Church of the Redeemer Pay what you can ●●4:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Children’s Messiah. Handel: Messiah (excerepts). Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. boxoffice@ paxchristichorale.org. PWYC. ●●7:30: Bach Children’s Chorus and Bach Chamber Youth Choir. Good Cheer! Charissa Bagan, artistic director; James Pinhorn, Bach Chamber Youth Choir conductor; • The 9Th AnnuAl city • J.S. BACH’S CHRISTMAS ORATORIO Cantatas I, II and III DECEMBER 1, 8:00 PM amadeuschoir.com | elmeriselersingers.com Carol Sing In collaboration with city Saturday, dec. 2 - 2:00 pm Yorkminster Park BaPtist ChurCh With Special GueStS Fiona Reid Jim CodRington Kevin FRanKish Free admISSION SATURDAY DECEMBER 2, 2017 AT 7:30PM and at the Toronto Centre box office or TicketMaster at 1-855-985-2787 (ARTS) Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge Street facebook.com/BCCandBCYC bachchildrenschorus.ca Design by David Kopulos www.davidkopulos.com thewholenote.com November 2017 | 51

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