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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!

D. In the Clubs (Mostly

D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) E. The ETCeteras N’awlins Jazz Bar & Dining 299 King St. W. 416-595-1958 All shows: No cover/PWYC. Every Tue 6:30pm Stacie McGregor. Every Wed 7pm The Jim Heineman Trio. Every Thur 8pm Nothin’ But the Blues with Joe Bowden. Every Fri & Sat 8:30pm N’awlins All Star Band; Every Sun 7pm Brooke Blackburn. Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 (full schedule) Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30pm-10:30pm Every Tues, Thu, Fri, and Sat. Nov 2 Fern Lindzon with George Koller, Nick Fraser; Nov 3 Canadian Jazz Quartet and Friends Celebrate First Fridays; Nov 4 Laura Fernandez with Colleen Allen, Don Naduriak; Nov 6 John McLeod & The Rex Hotel Orchestra; Nov 7 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi; Nov 9 Steve McDade with Adrean Farrugia, Scott Alexander, Davidé DiRenzo; Nov 10 Sophia Perlman with Adrean Farrugia, Ross McIntyre, Jeff Halischuk; Nov 11 Brian Blain Blues Campfire Jam with Chris Whitely, Jenie Thai, Alec Fraser; Nov 16 Pat Collins with Tom Szczesniak, Ted Quinlan; Nov 17 Dina LaCroix, David Restivo; Nov 18 Julie Michels with Russ Boswell, Tim Shia; Nov 23 Bob Brough with Adrean Farrugia, Artie Roth; Nov 24 Ahmed Mitchell with Alexander Brown, David Restivo, Roberto Riveron; Nov 25 Monica Chapman with Bartosz Hadala, Jordon O’Connor, Chris Wallace; Nov 30 Robin Banks with Ted Quinlan, Richard Whiteman; Dec 1 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends Celebrate First Fridays; Dec 2 Mike Downes with David Restivo, Larnell Lewis; Dec 5 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi; Dec 7 Genevieve Marentette Trio with Robert Scott, George Koller Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 (full schedule) All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated. Nov 1 Jamick w/ Gary LaRocca; Nov 2 In Between Sounds; Nov 4 Mudpunch; Nov 4 & 5 5pm Beerfest; Nov 5: Brian Passmore; Nov 7 Kristy Hagerman; Nov 8 & 22 PSS Presents An Evening of Improvised Creations; Nov 16 Mid-November Mighty Moustache Mayhem: Sawdust City Tap Takeover at the M’OnlyCafe; Nov 18 Blakeley-Walker Band Paintbox Bistro 555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555 (full schedule) Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 All shows: 3:30pm. No cover. Every Sat 3pm Saturday Jazz. Nov 4 Tune Town; Nov 11 Bob Brough Quartet; Nov 18 Kevin Turcotte Quartet; Nov 25 Dan Faulk Quartet; Dec 2 Alex Dean Quartet. Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 (full schedule) Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 (full schedule) Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 (full schedule). All shows: 9:45pm Every Tue, Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed The Digs. Every Thu Stacey Kaniuk. Every Fri Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. Every Sun 12 noon Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 7pm Marilyn Lerner Trio. Every Mon 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles. Every Tue 6:30pm Chris Platt Trio. Every Tue (except Nov 28) 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Every Wed 6:30pm Thompson Egbo-Egbo. Every Thu 6:30pm Kevin Quain. Every Fri 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm James Brown Trio. Every Sat 12noon The Sinners Choir; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus. Nov 1 9:30pm François Jalbert & Jerome Beaulieu Duo. Nov 2 9:30pm The North. Nov 3 & 4 9:45pm Rinse the Algorithm. Nov 5 3:30pm Club Django; 9:30pm Samuel Bonnet Quartet. Nov 6 9:30pm Socialist Night School. Nov 8 9:30pm Manuel Valera Trio. Nov 9 & 10 9:45pm Carn / Davidson 9. Nov 11 9:45pm Rhythm Method. Nov 12 9:30pm Harley Card Quintet. Nov 13 9:30pm Sonuskapos Big Band. Nov 15 9:30pm Steve Wallace. Nov 16 9:30pm Aubrey Dayle Quartet. Nov 17 9:45 pm Avi Granite. Nov 18 9:45pm Easy Answers. Nov 19 9:30pm Nick Maclean Quartet. Nov 20 9:30pm Writers Jazz Orchestra. Nov 22 9:30pm Modus Factor. Nov 23 & 24 9:45pm ‘Nuf Said. Nov 25 9:45pm Jefferson / Murley. Nov 26 9:30pm Mary-Catherine Pazzano. Nov 27 8:30pm Rex Hotel Orchestra. Nov 28 9:30pm Joe Policastro Trio. Nov 29 9:30pm Matt Lagan Quintet. Nov 30 9:30pm Robb Cappalletto Group. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full schedule) Every Tue Jazz Night. Every Thu Karaoke. Every Fri Blues Jam. Sauce on the Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 All shows: No cover. Every Mon 9pm Funky Mondays. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth Plays Barrel-House Jazz. Every Sat 4pm Saturday Matinees. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC. Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Fri 5pm The Friends of Hugh Oliver (folk). Book Launches ●●Nov 7 7:00: The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. Book Launch. Release of Jaymz Bee’s new book Cosmic Fishing. Presented by Pages Unbound and Insomniac Press. Readings from plus interviews and music performances. 1214 Queen St. W. 416-531-4635. ( book rebate). Galas and Fundraisers ●●Nov 1 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Centre Stage. Featuring the Ensemble Studio Competition, a vocal showcase of young Canadian singers selected from nationwide auditions. Host: Ben Heppner. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. at University Ave. Cocktails at 5:30pm. Competition at 6:30pm. Tickets available online at or 416-363- 8231. 0 (cocktail reception and competition); ,500 (Gala dinner). ●●Nov 5 8:00: Big Rude Jake and Pivotal Productions. Blues for the Red Door. 4th annual star-studded blues revue to benefit the Red Door Family Shelter in Toronto. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. Tickets , Advance tickets at ●●Nov 17 6:30: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Art Show & Silent Auction. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. /(adv). CANCELLED COME TO THE CABARET With Elizabeth Beeler as M. C. Sat. Nov. 18 at 4pm THE EDWARD JACKMAN CENTRE 416-366-7723 | ●●Nov 18 4:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Come to the Cabaret. An afternoon with songs and chats. Elizabeth Beeler, Master of Ceremonies. Edward Jackman Centre, 947 Queen St. E., 2nd Floor. 416-366-7723. . CANCELLED. Lectures, Salons, Symposia ●●Nov 2 7:30: Darchei Noam Synagogue. Four Jewish Musical Titans (Part 2: Artur Rubinstein). Rick Phillips examines four master musicians and their music. A mix of lecture, music and discussion. 864 Sheppard Ave. W. 416-638-4783. per lecture. Also Nov 16, Dec 7. ●●Nov 4 7:00: The Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Loops and Whorls: The Men, the Malice and the Fascinating History of Fingerprinting. Illustrated talk with musical accompaniment. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. Parking below church, off Hayden St. Refreshments included. Nonmembers welcome. . ●●Nov 6 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Ten Types of Tenors. Lecture by Iain Scott, opera educator. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. . ●●Nov 8 7:00-9:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Get Happy: The Music of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Lecture and sing-along. Pianist and music appreciation instructor Jordan Klapman. Join the fun and sing all of the greatest hits from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Temerty Theatre, Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2824. . ●●Nov 12 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Opera: Fact vs. Fiction. Guest speaker: opera producer and lecturer Sue Elliott. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. . ●●Nov 16 7:30: Darchei Noam Synagogue. Four Jewish Musical Titans (Part 3: Vladimir Horowitz). Rick Phillips examines four master musicians and their music. A mix of lecture, music and discussion. 864 Sheppard Ave. W. 416-638-4783. per lecture. Also Dec 7. ●●Nov 25 3:00: Gallery 345. ClimateKeys: Talking About Climate Change. Lecture and discussion led by Prof. Matthew Hoffmann. Music for solo piano by Berio, Ravel, Takemitsu and Lavallée. Erika Crino, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. PWYC. ●●Nov 26 2:00-5:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Prokofiev: 1917 Premieres. Many of Prokofiev’s most interesting works were premiered 100 years ago. We will be presenting a number of audio and video recordings exploring these important works. Annual membership: (regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. 416-898-2549. ●●Dec 3 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Love at First Sight! Guest Speaker: Iain Scott. Room 330, Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. . ●●Dec 7 7:30: Darchei Noam Synagogue. Four Jewish Musical Titans (Part 4: George Szell). Rick Phillips examines four master musicians and their music. A mix of lecture, music, and discussion. 864 Sheppard Ave. W. 416-638- 4783. per lecture. Masterclasses ●●Nov 4 10:00am-12:00noon: Kawartha Youth Orchestra. Violin Masterclass. Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jonathan Crow. The Mount Community Centre, “The Gathering Room”, 1545 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough. 705-927-0768. Audit fee ; (st). ●●Nov 11 11:00am-1:00pm: Tafelmusik. Fortepiano Masterclass. Christian Bezuidenhout. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. Open to the public. 416-964- 9652. Free admission. Donations welcome. ●●Nov 24 6:00-9:00: ORMTA Central Toronto Branch. Composition Master Class with Omar Daniel. In honour of Canada Music Week. Participants and auditors of all ages and levels welcome. Canadian Music Centre 20 St Joseph St. -. Contact: Avila Lotoski at ●●Nov 24 7:00-10:00: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Robert Dick - Flute Masterclass. Edward Johnson Building, University of 60 | November 2017

Toronto, 80 Queens Park. Open to the public. Free admission. Readings ●●Dec 3 7:00: Runnymede United Church. Annual Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Performed by Ben Heppner, Gill Deacon, Susan Ormiston, RH Thomson, Nancy Palk, Lisa Horner and Jeff Douglas. 432 Runnymede Rd. . Screenings ●●Nov 21 6:30: Royal Conservatory. Conduct! Every Move Counts. Every two years, 24 young conductors travel to the Frankfurt Opera House to compete in the Sir Georg Solti Conductors’ Competition, the world’s leading conducting competition. Go backstage with this film as it follows five of these conductors through evaluation rounds to the finals. Conductor Tania Miller will participate in a post-screening discussion along with a performance by Royal Conservatory students. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Tickets available at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema or online at . Singalongs, Jams, Circles ●●Nov 17 7:30-10:00: Toronto Recorder Players Society Meeting. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mt. Pleasant Rd. at Belsize Dr. Bring your recorders and music stand. 416-779-5750. (non-members). ●●Nov 29 7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Open House Rehearsal. An opportunity for prospective members or curious onlookers to experience the choir in the informal setting of a rehearsal. Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave. 905- 726-3341. Free. ●●Dec 3 2:30-5:00 Choral Bonanza Team. Messiah Sing-along. Handel: Messiah (Christmas Portion). Dr. Richard Heinzle, conductor; Sapphire Navaratnarajah, accompanist. Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 416-568-9838. Choral singers participation fee: . Suggested donation for concert: . Concert is at 7pm. Choral singers are asked to pre-register at ChoralBonanza@ if possible (required if you need a score: Watkins Shaw ed.). Soloists and orchestra musicians: no fee, please email a short resume to Tours ●●Nov 12 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and ressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Nov 19, 26. Workshops ●●Nov 5 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Stephane Potvin. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. . 416-779- 5750. ●●Nov 18 10:30am-1:00pm: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday. Join other enthusiastic singers for a fun Canada– 150-themed choral workshop. Sing through a number of works by Canadian composers, including Ave Verum by Imant Raminsh and folk songs like Song for the Mira and We Rise Again. With guest conductor Stephane Potvin of Musikay. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Cameron Hall, 1585 Yonge St. (1 block north of Yonge and St. Clair). , includes refreshments. Register at the door. ●●Nov 19 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for Singers and String Players. Choral works by Ola Gjeilo: Northern Lights; Ubi Caritas; Across the Vast, Eternal Sky; Tundra; and Sacred Heart. Jenny Crober, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 905-877-0671. ; (members). ●●Nov 25 TBA: Long & McQuade. Workshop with Robert Dick, Flute. Long & McQuade, 925 Bloor St. W. Open to the public. Free. ●●Nov 25 10:00am-4:30pm International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Branding, Marketing, Social Media. Music theatre singer Lara Harb shares her knowledge. NOTE: The first 10 artists to register can have their materials critiqued. 519 Church St. 416-362-1422. . ●●Dec 2 10:00am-5:00pm: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. From Rags to Reasonable! Financial Management / Planning for Artists with Chris Enns. 416.362.1422 BUSINESS WORKSHOPS FOR MUSICIANS OF ALL GENRES BRANDING, MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA SAT. NOV.25, 10am -4.30pm 519 Church St. l block north of Wellesley FROM RAGS TO REASONABLE! SAT. DEC. 2 10am-1pm- Getting Started, Bridging gaps 2-5pm - financial planning Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street ARTISTS NEW TO CANADA SUN. DEC. 3, 2:30 - 5pm 918 Bathurst Street FREE! PLEASE REGISTER www, TICKETS: - Take advantage of the 3 for 1 deal and SAVE ! 3 colleagues can share one registration - paying only per person. The IRCPA acknowledges with thanks support from the Ontario Arts Council, the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation, Toronto Arts Council, and private donors. Partners: La Scena, Lula Lounge, the Wholenote, Classical 96.3FM Operatic tenor and certified financial planner Chris Enns discusses the basics of financial management, with such topics as budgeting with variable incomes (morning); and speaks about financial planning (afternoon). Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416- 362-1422. . ●●Dec 3 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Vincent Lauzer. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. . (416) 779- 5750. ●●Dec 3 2:30-5:00: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Artists New to Canada. Performer/composer Shahriyar Jamshidi, a recent newcomer to Canada, and musician, writer and teacher Marcelo Puente, who came to Toronto from Chile in 1974, share their experiences of establishing music careers in this country, providing guidance and suggestions for newcomer artists facing the same challenges. 918 Bathurst St. 416-362-1422. Free. November 2017 | 61

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