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Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017

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  • Toronto
  • 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!

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Eleanor Daley, piano. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985- 2787. -. ●●7:30: 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 2:30pm. ●●7:30: Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir. Mystery and Wonder. Arnesen: Magnificat; other works by Class, Halley, Gjeilo and Vivaldi. Adanya Dunn, soprano; Stephen Tam, flute; Kate Carver, piano; Matthew Coons, organ; Emperor String Quartet; Kelly Galbraith, conductor. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-655-7335. . A ,000 donation will be made to Stella’s Place. ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Sacred Traditions 2017. Pergolesi: Magnificat; Holst: Christmas Day; and other seasonal works. Henry Renglich, conductor; Carl Steinhauser, piano and organ. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-769-9271. . ●●7:30: MCS Chorus Mississauga. Rutter Gloria. Rutter: Gloria; and other seasonal works. With brass, timpani, organ, and percussion. First United Church (Mississauga), 151 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga. 905-278- 7059. ; (under 19). ●●7:30: Music at St. Andrew’s. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Readings with musical interludes. Rick Phillips, reader; Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano; and others. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Freewill offering. In aid of St Andrew’s Out of the Cold program. Reception. A. Concerts in the GTA When Angels Sing …with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 7:30PM mfchoir.com ●●7:30: Mississauga Festival Choir. When Angels Sing. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; Mark Hayes: Gloria; traditional holiday music. Guests: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . ●●7:30: Oakham House Choir. The Star of Bethlehem. Rheinberger: The Star of Bethlehem; Christmas carol sing-along; orchestral and vocal seasonal favourites. Oakham House Choir; Toronto Sinfonietta; Allison Cecilia Arends, soprano; Jeremy Ludwig, baritone; Toronto Mozart Players present Brass by Alec Wilder Steven Woomert, trumpet James Gardiner, trumpet Audrey Good, horn Vanessa Fralick, trombone Mark Tetreault, tuba Rachael Kerr, piano Sunday, 3 Dec 2017, 2:00 PM Church of the Redeemer 162 Bloor Str W (Bloor and Avenue Rd) Adults | Sudents mozartproject.ca Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-960-5551. /(adv); (st); free(12 and under). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Home Alone in Concert. See Nov 30. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble: Music Responding to Crisis. Balmages: Fanfare Canzonique; Benson: The Leaves Are Falling; Meechan: Korn Symphony; Gillingham: Waking Angels; Sweelinck: Mein junges Leben hat ein End; and other works. Gillian Mackay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Nazar by Turkwaz. Melodies inspired by Arabic, Balkan, and Turkish folk songs. Maryem Toller, vocals; and others. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. . Ticket incl same day museum admission. ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Sarah Hennies and Kurt Newman. Hennies: Gather & Release (for vibraphone, sine waves, field recordings and READINGS & MUSIC SAT, DEC 2 7:30 PM RICK PHILLIPS Music educator MARION NEWMAN Mezzo-soprano & other talented readers FREE ADMISSION Donations accepted for our Out of the Cold program standrewstoronto.org bilateral stimulation). Sarah Hennies, percussion; Kurt Newman, pedal steel guitar. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-532-7513. PWYC, suggested. ●●8:00: Healey Willan Singers. Christmas in the Village. Fauré and Messager: Messe des pecheurs de Villerville; Chilcott: The Midnight of Your Birth. John Stephenson, piano; Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor. St. Martin-in-the- Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416- 519-0528. ; (sr/st). ● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: SongBird North. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Four Weddings, a Funeral, and a Coronation. See Nov 30. Also Dec 3. Sunday December 3 ●●10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Victrola. See Dec 2. Also 1:30pm. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Francine Kay. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●2:00: Peter Margolian and Friends. Chamber Music Concert. Bridge: Blow, blow Thou Winter Wind (Shakespeare) for tenor and piano; Ireland: Sea Fever (Masefield) for tenor and piano; Sonata for violin and piano; Fricker: Serenade for flute, oboe and piano. Ryan Downie, tenor; Peter Margolian, piano; Samantha Chang, flute; Hazel Boyle, oboe; Steve Prime, violin. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 647-980-5475 (information). Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Mozart Players. Brass by Eric Wilder. Steven Woomert, trumpet; James Gardiner; trumpet; Audrey Good, horn; Vanessa Fralick, trombone; Mark Tetreault, tuba; Rachael Kerr, piano. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 647-478- 7532. ; (st). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: Sing and Rejoice! Jocelyn Hagen: How to Survive Winter for women’s voices and string quartet; and other works. UofT Men’s Chorus; Women’s Chorus; Women’s Chamber Choir; MacMillan Singers; Hilary Apfelstadt, Elaine Choi, Mark Ramsay, Tracy Wong, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The Ennis Sisters: Christmas Originals and Holiday Classics. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. . Series discount available. ●●3:00: Gallery 345. From Russia with Love. Works by Arensky, Rachmaninoff and Shchedrin. Decus Duo: Lucia Barcari, violin; Katya Lhatsko, piano; Guest: Olga Laktionova, cello. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●3:00: Harmony Singers. That’s Christmas! Bob Rae: We’re in the Same Boat Now; and seasonal readings and music. Guests: The Hon. Bob Rae, reader; Martina Myskohlid, vocalist; Bruce Harvey, accompanist; Harvey Patterson, conductor. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416- 239-5821. . ●●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; 52 | November 2017 thewholenote.com

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 2. ●●3:00: York University Department of Music. York University Wind Symphony. Bill Thomas, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Nico Muhly’s ‘O Antiphons’. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416- 531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Humbercrest United Church. Advent Vespers. Bach: Cantata No.140 “Sleepers, Wake!”. Jennifer Krabbe, soprano; Matthew Dalen, tenor, Daniel Thielmann, baritone; Alex Halliday, bass; Melvin J. Hurst, director of music; Rev. Jessica McCrae, presider. 16 Baby Point Rd. 416-767-6122. Freewill offering. Religious service. Sunday 3 Dec. at 4 p.m. Choral Evensong for Advent Sunday plus Christmas Tea and at 5: CHRISTMAS LIGHTS St. Olave’s Arts Guild presents light music and entertainment: stories, poems, carols, violin solos and some dramatic readings from A Christmas Carol St. Olave’s Church Bloor and Windermere 416-769-5686 stolaves.ca ADVENT VESPERS Sunday Dec 3, 4pm J. S. Bach: Cantata #140 “Sleepers, Wake!” with strings, oboe, organ, and guest solosts Melvin J. Hurst, music director Rev. Jessica McCrae, presider. Humbercrest United Church 16 Baby Point Road, Toronto 416-767-6122 Freewill Offering ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Christmas Lights. Choral Evensong for Advent Sunday. Christmas songs, poems, stories and instrumental solos. St. Olave’s Arts Guild and guests. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Christmas tea following. ●●7:00: Choral Bonanza Team. Messiah Singalong. Handel: Messiah (Christmas Portion). Dr. Richard Heinzle, conductor; Sapphire Navaratnarajah, accompanist. Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 416-568-9838. (participation fee); (suggested donation for concert). Rehearsal 2:30-5pm. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Percussion Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. CONCERTOS! SUN. DEC. 03 @ 404 JARVIS ST. www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Concertos. Carter: String Trio; Raaff: Percussion Concerto; Linda C. Smith: Path of Uneven Stones; Frehner: Clarinet Concerto “Cloak”. Ryan Scott, percussion; Max Christie, clarinet; Eve Egoyan, piano; NMC Ensemble (Robert Aitken, conductor). Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). Pre-concert talk 7:15. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Four Weddings, a Funeral, and a Coronation. See Nov 30. ●●8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tallis Scholars: Videte Miraculum (The Path of Miracles). Theatre of Early Music; Schola Cantorum; Peter Phillips, conductor; Daniel Taylor, conductor. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Monday December 4 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Instrumental Masterclass in Concert. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis (Graduate Singers Series): An Evening with the Parnassians. Jason Nedecky, curator. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Guitar Orchestra. Jeffrey McFadden, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Electric Messiah. Music by Handel. DJ SlowPitchSound. The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen’s St. W. 416- 531-5042. . Also Dec 5, 6. Tuesday December 5 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Tristan Savella, Piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. FESTIVAL OF CAROLS WITH THE CANADIAN STAFF BAND & CANADIAN CHILDREN’S OPERA COMPANY Dec 5 & 6 at 7:30 pm www.tmchoir.org ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festival of Carols. Guests: The Canadian Staff Band; Canadian Children’s Opera Company; David Briggs, organ. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408-0208. - ; -(sr); (VoxTix for 30 years and under). Also Dec 6. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. gamUT: Contemporary Music Ensemble. Wallace Halladay, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Chamber Music. Janine Jansen, Martin Fröst, Torleif Thedéen, and Lucas Debargue. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Electric Messiah. Music by Handel. DJ SlowPitchSound. The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen’s St. W. 416- 531-5042. . Also Dec 4, 6. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Best of Tchaikovsky. Laura Pettigrew: Dòchas (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture; Variations on a Rococo Theme Op.33 (original version), Symphony No.5 in e Op.64. Joseph Johnson, cello; Keri-Lynn Wilson, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593- 1285. .75-8. Also Dec 6, 7. Wednesday December 6 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. Hanné Becker, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769-5224. Freewill donation. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Choral Society. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Talisker Players; Geoffery Butler, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. torontochoralsociety.org. From . ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festival of Carols. Guests: The Canadian Staff Band; Canadian Children’s Opera Company; David Briggs, organ. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408-0208. - ; -(sr); (VoxTix for 30 years and under). Also Dec 5. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. PianoFest. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Also Dec 7, 9(2:30). ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Electric Messiah. Music by Handel. DJ SlowPitchSound. The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen’s St. W. 416- 531-5042. . Also Dec 4, 5. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Best of Tchaikovsky. Andrew Ager: The Talk of the Town (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture; Variations on a Rococo Theme Op.33 (original version), Symphony No.5 in e Op.64. Joseph Johnson, cello; Keri-Lynn Wilson, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593- 1285. .75-8. Also Dec 5, 7. Thursday December 7 ●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. Monthly Concert. Big band, swing, jazz and film scores. John Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910 or 647-287- 5390. . First Thursday of each month. Refreshments available or bring your lunch. ●●1:00: Miles Nadal JCC. Jump & Jive @ the J. Classic songs from the 1950s and early 1960s. Rev-Tones rock & roll band. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. . ●●7:30: Nuné Melik. Hidden Treasures: Rediscovered Music from Armenia. Works by Khachaturian, Vardapet and other Armenian composers. Nuné Melik, violin; Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano. Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu, 310 Davenport Rd. 416-420-6853. . CONCERT MOVED FROM NOV 16. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. PianoFest. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Also Dec 6, 9(2:30pm). ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Sultans of Sultans of String presents A Christmas Caravan Thurs. December 7, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 thewholenote.com November 2017 | 53

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