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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 B. Concerts Beyond the GTA String: A Christmas Caravan. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Canadian Brass: Christmas Concert. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50. Series discount available. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents I: Sounds of Silence Initiative. Four contemporary song cycles. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St. 416-961-9594. ; (members). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Best of Tchaikovsky. 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, 6. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Gryphon Trio. Haydn: Piano Trio in E-flat HobXV:29; Marjan Mozetich: Scales of Joy and Sorrow; Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Op.26 (with a player to be 2017–2018 ConCErt SEriES All Bells in Paradise SUNDAY, Dec 10 th At 4 p.m. eSG chOIR AND tRILLIUm BRASS An ESG Christmas with Brass, Carols, Choir and organ ShAwn GrEnkE, ConduCtor AndrEw AdAir, orGAn 35 Lytton BLvd. toronto 416.481.1141 www.esgunited.org December 7 at 8pm GRYPHON TRIO named later). St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -; (st, full time). JUST ASK Search listings by genre online by visiting thewholenote.com/just-ask IN THIS ISSUE: Ancaster, Barrie, Belleville, Cambridge, Campbellford, Cobourg, Dundas, Guelph, Hamilton, Kincardine, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Niagara Falls, Norwood, Orangeville, Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines, St. Jacob's, Stratford, Wasaga Beach, Waterloo, Windsor. Wednesday November 1 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Cheryl Graham, Piano. Hymns from the Heart. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Jason White, piano; members of the Uptown School of Music. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. Free. 11:30am: Optional low-cost lunch available in the foyer. ●●12:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Noon Hour Concerts: Bach Suites and Chimera. Bach: Cello Suite No.2 in d BWV1008; Suite No.4 in E-flat BWV1010; Ken Ueno: Chimera. Elinor Frey, cello. Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885- 8220 x24226. Free. Thursday November 2 ●●12:00 noon: University of Guelph College of Arts. Thursday at Noon: Elinor Frey, Cello. Bach: Cello Suite No.2 in d BWV1008; Cello Suite No.4 in E-flat BWV1010; and other works. Goldschmidt Room, 107 MacKinnon Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Lemon Bucket Orkestra. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. HMM Trio. Brahms: Trio No.1 in B Op.8; Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 Op.67; Haydn: Trio No.1 HobXV:37. Heidi Wall, piano; Marcus Scholtes, violin; Miriam Kroeker-Stewart, cello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Friday November 3 ●●8:00: Jeffery Concerts. Program 2: Ensemble Caprice. Works by Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell and others. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-672-8800. . ●●Nov 03 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Glorious Brahms. Schubert: Song of the Spirits over the Water; Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten; Brahms: Alto Rhapsody for alto, male chorus and orchestra; Symphony No.2 in D. Krisztina Szabó, alto; Estonian National Male Choir; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745- 4717. -. Also Nov 4. Saturday November 4 ●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. Last Light Above The World: A War Litany (premiere). Bevan. Hailey Gillis and Colin Palangio, narrators. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 1-855-515-0722 or 905-688- 0722. ; (sr); (under 30); (st); (child); (eyeGo). ●●7:30: Festival of Arabic Music and Arts. In Concert. Golan; Hubert Dupont, leader. Lester B. Pearson Theatre, 150 Central Park Dr., Brampton. 905-874-2800. From . ●●7:30: Guelph Chamber Choir. Celebration 150. Five choirs perform individually and together as a massed choir. Gordon: new works; other works (classical, folk, spirituals, hymns, oratorio). Guelph Chamber Choir; Gerald Neufeld, conductor, Alison MacNeill, piano; Guests: James Gordon, singer-songwriter; Guelph Community Singers; Guelph Youth Singers; Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo/Wellington; University of Guelph Symphonic Choir. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. ; (group of 4 or more); (30 and under); (under 15/ eyeGO). 6:30pm: Pre-concert Podium Talk with Dr. Gil Stelter, including images of Guelph in 1867 through slides, history and stories. ●●7:30: Kincardine Summer Music Festival. Beethoven with Marc. Marc Pierre Toth, piano. Kincardine United Church, 72 Princes St., Kincardine. 519-396-9716 or 1-866-453- 9716. . ●●7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Wish List. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Beethoven: Symphony No.7. Aisslinn Nosky, conductor and violin. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (st/arts/child); (eyeGO). Also Nov 5(2:30pm). ●●7:30: Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. Step Into the Light. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Schumann: Symphony No.4. Jonathan Crow, violin. Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-742- 7469. -.50; (st). 6:40pm: Pre-concert chat. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Glorious Brahms. Schubert: Song of the Spirits over the Water; Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten; Brahms: Alto Rhapsody for alto, male chorus and orchestra; Symphony No.2 in D. Krisztina Szabó, alto; Estonian National Male Choir; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. - . Also Nov 3. 54 | November 2017 thewholenote.com

Sunday November 5 ●●2:00: Chamber Music Hamilton. Miró String Quartet. Haydn: String Quartet Op.71 No.3; Puts: Credo; Mozart: Viola Quartet in g K516. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton. 905-525-7429. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Rebels Against Time: The Tides of Romanticism. Works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Franck, Gade and Piazzolla. Duo Kleinhapl & Woyke: Friedrich Kleinhapl, cello; Andreas Woyke, piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(st). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Wish List. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Beethoven: Symphony No.7. Aisslinn Nosky, conductor and violin. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (st/arts/child); (eyeGO). Also Nov 4(7:30pm). Wednesday November 8 ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Jennifer Enns, mezzo-soprano; Lorin Shalanko, piano. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. Free. 11:30am: Optional low-cost lunch available in the foyer. ●●12:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Noon Hour Concerts: Autorickshaw. Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-8220 x24226. Free. ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Pianist Mary Kenedi: Happy 150th, Canada. Grace United Church (Barrie), 350 Grove St. E., Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. 3:30pm: tea and cookies . Thursday November 9 ●●12:00 noon: University of Guelph College of Arts. Thursday at Noon: Autumn Colours. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano; Anna Ronai, piano. Goldschmidt Room, 107 MacKinnon Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Agnes Wan, Piano. Scarlatti: Two Keyboard Sonatas in d (K9, K141); Haydn: Sonata in c, Hob.XVI: 20; Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A-flat Op.47; Barcarolle in F-sharp Op.60; Schumann: In der Fremde Op.39 No.1, Die Lotosblume Op.25 No.7; Widmung, Op.25, No.1 (tr. Clara Schumann); and other works. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Friday November 10 ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Encore! Professional Concert Series: The Walker Quartet. Schumann: Piano Quintet; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet. Karin Di Bella, piano. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. .50; .50(sr/st); .50(child); (eyeGo). General admission. ●●7:30: Orchestra Kingston. An Evening with Mozart. Mozart: overture to Die Zauberflöte; Requiem; and other choral and orchestral works. Kingston Choral Society. Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham St., Kingston. 613-766-4345. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Dancin’ thru the Decades. Dance hits from the past 70 years including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and others. Anita Hall, vocals; Steve Moretti, drums; Matt Catingub, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745- 4717. -. Also Nov 11. Saturday November 11 ●●7:30: Barrie Concerts. We Will Remember: Songs From The Great World Wars. U of T Choir (Scarborough Campus); Lenard Whiting, conductor. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. . ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Guitar Extravaganza III. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. .50; .50(sr/ st); (eyeGo); free(Brock students). ●●8:00: DaCapo Chamber Choir. Colour of Freedom. Guest: Amir Haghighi, Persian vocalist. St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener. 519-725- 7548. ; (sr); (st); (eyeGO/child). Also Nov 12(3pm, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Waterloo). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Dancin’ thru the Decades. Dance hits from the past 70 years including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and others. Anita Hall, vocals; Steve Moretti, drums; Matt Catingub, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745- 4717. -. Also Nov 10. Sunday November 12 ●●2:00: The Gallery Players of Niagara. Going Solo... but not alone! Bach: Concerto for oboe and violin BWV1060; Giuliani: Concerto in A Op.30 for guitar and strings; Quantz: Concerto in G QV5:174 No.161; Rolfe: Six Songs for voice and string quartet. Timothy Phelan, guitar; Douglas Miller, flute; Julie Baumgartel, Anita Walsh and Rona Goldensher: violins; James Mason, oboe; and others. Silver Spire United Church, 366 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-468-1525. ; (sr); (st/arts worker); (family). ●●3:00: DaCapo Chamber Choir. Colour of Freedom. Guest: Amir Haghighi, Persian vocalist. St. John’s Lutheran (Waterloo), 22 Willow St., Waterloo. 519-725-7548. ; (sr); (st); (eyeGO/child). Also Nov 11(8pm, St. John the Evangelist Church, Kitchener). ●●3:00: Dundas Valley Orchestra. Fall Fair Concert. Ridout: Fall Fair; Kosma (arr. Reed): Autumn Leaves; Robert McBride: Pumpkin Eaters Little Fugue; Vivaldi: L’Autumno from The Four Seasons; De Rose: Autumn Serenade; and other works. Suhashini Arulanandam, violin. St. Paul’s United Church (Dundas), 29 Park St. W., Dundas. 905-387-4773. Free; donations welcome. ●●4:00: Folk Under the Clock. Catherine MacLellan. If It’s Alright With You: The Life and Music of My Father, Gene MacLellan. Snowbird; Put Your Hand in the Hand; and other songs of Gene MacLellan. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. 705-749-1146. .50; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Clarion String Quartet: Musicians of the Holocaust. Schulhoff: Five pieces for String Quartet; Korngold: Quartet No.3; Ullmann: Quartet No.3. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Monday November 13 ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Mozart’s Piano. Mozart: Piano Concerto in A; Symphony No. 29; and works by C.P.E. Bach and J.C. Bach. Kristian Bezuidenhout, guest director and fortepiano; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(st). Tuesday November 14 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Devon Fornelli, marimba; Joe Lapinski, electric guitar; Dr. Gregory Betts, narrator. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free. Wednesday November 15 ●●12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrews. Matthew Whitfield, organ. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Heidi Wall, piano. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. Free. 11:30am: Optional low-cost lunch available in the foyer. ●●12:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Noon Hour Concerts: Venus in the Garden. Eviole (Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Corey Linforth, soprano; Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo; Borys Medicky, harpsichord; Miriam Stewart-Froecker, cello. Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885- 8220 x24226. Free. ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Canadian Brass. Featuring their signature mix of entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and fun. Stuart Laughton and Bill Phillips, trumpets; Graeme Page, horn; Gene Watts, trombone; Charles Daellenbach, tuba. First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave, London. 519-672-8800. ; (sr/st). Thursday November 16 ●●12:00 noon: University of Guelph College of Arts. Thursday at Noon: Headin’ North. Al Gorman Quartet. Goldschmidt Room, 107 MacKinnon Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Ensemble Masques. Telemann: Overture-suite in A TWV55:A1; Overture-suite “Les Nations” TWV55:B5; Concerto polonois TWV43:G7; Overture-Suite “Burlesque de Quixotte” TWV55:G10. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Saturday November 18 ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts/Tonedeaf. Dollhouse. Coleman Lemieux et Compagnie. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. ; (st). ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Viva Voce! Choral Series: Avanti Singers. Rachel Rensink-Hoff, conductor. St. Thomas Anglican Church (St. Catharines), 99 Ontario St., St. Catharines. 905-684-2339. ; (sr/st); (eyeGo). Sunday November 19 ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Louis Lortie, Piano. Works by Chopin, Schubert and others. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(st). ●●4:30: Music At St. Thomas’. Beethoven V: An Organ Duo Concert. Albrechtsberger: Prelude and Fugue in C; Bach: Fugues (from the Art of Fugue); Beethoven: Symphony No.5. Duo Pergulæ (Francine Nguyen-Savaria & Matthieu Latreille, organ). St. Thomas’ Anglican Church (Belleville), 201 Church St., Belleville. 613-962-3636. By donation. ●●7:00: Les Amis. ClimateKeys. Live performance followed by a screening of Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Works by Luciano Berio and Toru Takemitsu. Erika Crinó, piano. The Loft Cinema, 201 Division St., Cobourg. 905-372-2210. /(adv); /(st/adv). Tuesday November 21 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Voice students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Celia Linde, Guitar. Tarrega: Capricho Arabe; Linde: Three works; Malatz: Serenata Espagnola; Brouwer: Guarjira Criolla; Haglund: Beyond Farewell; and other works. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Wednesday November 22 ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Alexander Straus-Fausto, organ. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. Free. 11:30am: Optional low-cost lunch available in the foyer. ●●12:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Noon Hour Concerts: Passions for Guitar. Celia Linde, guitar. Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-8220 x24226. Free. thewholenote.com November 2017 | 55

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