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Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018

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  • Toronto
  • December
  • January
  • Arts
  • Theatre
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  • Performing
  • Jazz
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In this issue: composer Nicole Lizée talks about her love for analogue equipment, and the music that “glitching” evokes; Richard Rose, artistic director at the Tarragon Theatre, gives us insights into their a rock-and-roll Hamlet, now entering production; Toronto prepares for a mini-revival of Schoenberg’s music, with three upcoming shows at New Music Concerts; and the local music theatre community remembers and celebrates the life and work of Mi’kmaq playwright and performer Cathy Elliott . These and other stories, in our double-issue December/January edition of the magazine.

Romeo and Juliet

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 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Jazz@McGill. McGill Jazz Quintet; Kevin Dean, trumpet. 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. ●●12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Imre Olah. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Hanné Becker, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory. Taylor Academy Orchestra. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Tartan Terrors Christmas. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. Also Dec 7. ●●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 (Teri Dunn, conductor); 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, A. Concerts in the GTA 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Also Dec 7, 9(2:30pm). ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Electric Messiah. Music by Handel. Adanya Dunn, vocals; Elizabeth Shepherd, vocals; Jonathan MacArthur, vocals; Justin Welsh, vocals; Adam Scime, music director; and others. 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: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: The Golden Hour. Joshua Morris, cello. 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. ●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. Monthly Concert. Big band, swing, jazz and film scores. 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. . ●●7:00: Living Arts Centre. Tartan Terrors Christmas. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. Also Dec 6. ●●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). Sultans of String presents A Christmas Caravan Thurs. December 7, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Sultans of String: A Christmas Caravan. Guest: Rebecca Campbell, vocals. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905- 713-1818. -. ●●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 for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080. ; (members). 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. Friday December 8 ●●1:00: Spadina Road Library. Odin String Quartet. Alex Toskov and others. 10 Spadina Rd. 416-393-7666. Free. 80 th YEAR AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. Nativity pageant. Professional musicians and volunteer cast. 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x301. ; $(17 and under). A collection will be taken. Also Dec 15, 16, 21, 22, 23(all at 7:30pm); Dec 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24(all at 4:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Symphony Orchestra. Zemlinsky: Sinfonietta Op.23; Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in g Op.25; Dvořák: Symphony No.9 in e Op.95 “From the New World”. Aisa Sayama, piano; Uri Mayer and Chad Heltzel, T H E T O R O N T O C H O R A L S O C I E T Y P R E S E N T S Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Koerner Hall Conductor: Geoffrey Butler TELUS Centre Featuring: The Talisker Players December 6, 2017, 7:30 PM Tickets from TorontoChoralSociety.org December 7 at 8pm GRYPHON TRIO ●●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. Guest: Jethro Marks, viola. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -; (st, full time). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Best of Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture; Variations on a We Sing and Rejoice! Friday, December 8th, 2017, 8pm Songs and Stories of the Season Featuring Canadian Composers from Coast-to-Coast 383 Huron Street, Toronto 416-971-9229 www.exultate.net an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario 42 | December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). Pre-performance chat. ●●8:00: Continuum Contemporary Music. Urgent Voices. Hostman: The Invisible Forest; Rolfe: Clinical Notes of the Bipolar Therapist; Southam: Glass Houses; Wilson: From the Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King. Guests: Alex Dobson, baritone; Pascal Charbonneau, tenor; Laurent Philippe, piano. Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-531-1402. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). Also Dec 9. ●●8:00: Coro San Marco. Jesus Born On This Day: Christmas and Marian Celebration. Guest soloists. St. Dominic Catholic Church, 625 Atwater Ave., Mississauga. 905-278- 7762. . ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. We Sing and Rejoice! Songs and stories of the season featuring Canadian composers from coast to coast. Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Men of the Deeps: Christmas in the Mine. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Small World Music. Ivan Mazuze Quartet Presents Ubuntu. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. . ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Navidad: A Spanish Christmas. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Also Dec 9, 10(3:30pm). Saturday December 9 ●●1:30: Oakville Children’s Choir. Community Carol Concerts. Guest: Lianne Tan, organ. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (under 13). Also 4pm. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with libretto by James Kudelka. James Kudelka, choreographer/librettist. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. -0. Opens Dec 9, 2pm. Runs to Dec 30. Days and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. ●●2:30: 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, 7(both at 7:30pm). ●●2:30: Village Voices. Christmas Joy. Hayes: Christmas Suite; Hoelscher: Still, Still, Still; Hagenberg: Sweetest Music, Softly Stealing; Forrest: He is Born; and other works. Oksana Vignan, conductor; Robert Graham, accompaniment; Prometheus Male Choir (Pablo Fondera, conductor); Zajvir Childrens’ Choir (Olesia Konyk, conductor). Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., Markham. 905-763-4172. ; (sr); (st); free(under 12). Also 7:30pm. ●●3:00: Mississauga Children’s Choir. Peace On Earth. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. ; (under 13). ●●4:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. Community Carol Concerts. Guest: Lianne Tan, organ. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (under 13). Also 1:30pm. ●●4:00: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. Yule Sing! Festive Christmas music and carol sing. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Choir School and Sanctuary Choir, Weston Silver Band. 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-925-5977. ; (family); free(under 5). ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 8 for details. ●●7:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Opens Dec 9. Runs to Dec 30. Days and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. ●●7:00: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Joy to the World! Gilbert and Sullivan selections and Christmas carols. St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416- 763-0832. Free(members); (non-members). Refreshments included. ●●7:30: Annex Singers. December Diaries: A Choral Drama. Roger Honeywell, tenor; Cheryl MacInnis, actor; Anne Lindsay, violin; Alejandro Céspedes, percussion. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-968-7747. ; (sr/st). Also Dec 10(3pm). ●●7:30: Chris Tsujiuchi. A Very Chris-terical Christmas Cabaret 2017. Colin Asuncion, Kevin Wong, Leah Canali, Steve John Dale and others. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. 416-975-8555. . Also Dec 10. Limited tickets at the door. ●●7:30: Espressivo Singers. Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and More. Daley: What Sweeter Music; J.O. Edwards: Wassail; What Child Is This? (arr. James Helme Sutcliffe); Rutter (arr.): Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day. Guest: Liane James, harp. Westminster United Church (Whitby), 1850 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby. 905-686-6299. ; (12 and under). ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Oscar Peterson and Oliver Jones: A Celebration. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -0. ●●7:30: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Around the World at Holiday Time. Tchaikovsky: Act 2 from The Nutcracker; The Huron Carol; An Impression of Beautiful Southern China; Holiday Music for Choir and Orchestra; Carol Sing-along. Sistema Toronto Youth Choir; St. Paul’s Youth and Adult Choirs; Woburn Collegiate Choir; Scarborough presents DECEMBER DIARIES A Choral Drama Shackleton at the South Pole, Champlain in New France, the Christmas Truce of 1914... A journey in words and music to three remarkable Christmases past. featuring: Roger Honeywell, tenor Cheryl MacInnis, actor Anne Lindsay, violin Alejandro Céspedes, percussion Maria Case, Artistic Director December 9 at 7:30 PM & December 10 at 3 PM Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts www.annexsingers.com thewholenote.com December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 | 43

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