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Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018

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  • Toronto
  • December
  • January
  • Arts
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  • Performing
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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.

●●7:30: Hannaford

●●7:30: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Christmas Cheer. Ben Heppner, tenor and host; Elmer Iseler Singers. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. ; (sr); (st). Toronto Youth Choir & Incontra Vocal Ensemble present O Nata Lux A. Concerts in the GTA Arts Senior Chorus; Lucas Waldin, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593- 1285. .75-7. Also Dec 13(2pm and 8pm). Wednesday December 13 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Bound. Works by Handel. Against the Grain Theatre. 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: Rashaan Allwood. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Canadian Brass Christmas. Tyzik: Christmas Overture; Silvestri (arr. Pope): The Spirit of Christmas from The Polar Express; Traditional: Ar Hyd y Nos (All through the Night) (arr. C. Dragon); Williams: Merry Christmas from Home Alone 2; and other works. Canadian Brass, brass quintet; Etobicoke School of the Arts Senior Chorus; Lucas Waldin, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-7. Also Dec 12 and 13(both 8pm). ●●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. ●●7:30: Incontra Vocal Ensemble. Hodie Christus Natus Est. Works by Palestrina, Lauridsen, Sixten, Gjeilo, Rutter and others. Matthew Otto, artistic director and conductor; Sarah Leung, assistant conductor. St. Joseph’s Chapel, Regis College, University of Toronto, 100 Wellesley St. W. 416-922- 5474 x266. . ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Canadian Brass Christmas. Tyzik: Christmas Overture; Silvestri (arr. Pope): The Spirit of Christmas from The Polar Express; Traditional: Ar Hyd y Nos (All through the Night) (arr. C. Dragon); Williams: Merry Christmas from Home Alone 2; and other works. Canadian Brass, brass quintet; Etobicoke School of the Arts Senior Chorus; Lucas Waldin, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 593-1285. .75-7. Also Dec 12(8pm) and 13(2pm). Thursday December 14 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: A Cappella Christmas. Original music and classic Christmas songs. Cadence. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Presents: KUYUM. Francisco Barradas, violin; Cesar Aguilar, countertenor; Yolanda Tapia, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (CMC members/arts workers); (st). ●●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. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Mid Winter’s Eve. Works by Schubert, Debussy, Brahms and Sarasate. Carmen Lasceski Custers, violin; Emily Rho, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. To All A Good Night 3: The Different Holiday Concert. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (rush tickets, 30 and under). Also Dec 15, 16. ●●8:00: Blythwood Winds. Blythwood Strikes Back: A Darth Vader Holiday. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (arr. Vander Hyden); holiday favourites. Tim Crouch, flute; Elizabeth Eccleston, oboe; Anthony Thompson, clarinet; Curtis Vander Hyden, french horn; Kevin Harris, bassoon. Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. 416-999-6097. PWYC. Come early for dinner! Shows sell out. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Wonderful World of Christmas: Graceland Edition. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. ●●8:00: Polyphonic Ground. Slim Flex and Success K/Evolution/Los Poetas. Revival Bar, 783 College St. 416-536-5439. . Friday December 15 ●●7:00: Bell Tower Coffee and Community. Jason Wilson. Reggae. Church of the Messiah, 240 Avenue Rd. 647-828-1176. Free. ●●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: Raffi Altounian. Imagine: Christmas. Ellington: The Nutcracker Suite; Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin; Tom Skublics, clarinet; Burke Carroll, pedal steel; Raffi Altounian, guitar; Ben Heard, double bass; Andrew Rasmus, percussion. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-528-5349. . ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 8 for details. ●●7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Welcome Christmas! Lindberg: Christmas Cantata; and festive sing-along carols. The Bob DeAngelis Big Band; John Sherwood, jazz pianist; Orpheus Choir of Toronto; Edward Maroney, accompanist; Robert Cooper, artistic director. Metropolitan United Church Tickets: - Christ Church Deer Park Tues. Dec. 12 | 7:30PM torontochildrenschorus.com ●●7:30: Toronto Youth Choir/Incontra Vocal Ensemble. O Nata Lux: 5th Anniversary Concert. Seasonal music. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. ; (st/sr); (child). Proceeds will help support Toronto Youth Choir’s tour to New York City. ●●8:00: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. The Tenors: Christmas Together. 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669 or 416-916-7878. -5. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Canadian Brass Christmas. McPherson: In Excelsis Gloria (After the Huron Carol) - Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; Tyzik: Christmas Overture; Silvestri (arr. Pope): The Spirit of Christmas from The Polar Express; Traditional: Ar Hyd y Nos (All through the Night) (arr. C. Dragon); Williams: Merry Christmas from Home Alone 2; and other works. Canadian Brass, brass quintet; Etobicoke School of the HANDEL MESSIAH DEC 13–16, KOERNER HALL, TELUS CENTRE tafelmusik.org ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. Music by Handel. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Joanne Lunn, soprano; James Laing, countertenor; Rufus Müller, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Also Dec 14, 15, 16. ●●8:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. An Indigo Christmas...Parranda. Guest: Maestre & Friends. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-736-2100 x33068. . The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble THURS., DEC. 14, 7:30PM TEMERTY THEATRE FREE (TICKET REQUIRED)! 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble. Curated by Brian Current. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. Music by Handel. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Joanne Lunn, soprano; James Laing, countertenor; Rufus Müller, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Also Dec 13, 15, 16. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. Bound. Music by George Frideric Handel, libretto by Joel Ivany. COC Jackman Studio, 227 Front Street East. 647-367-8943. . Also Dec 15(8pm), 16(6pm and 9pm). sine nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music A Medieval Nunnery Christmas Friday, December 15, 8 pm Trinity College Chapel 6 Hoskin Avenue Tickets / 416-978-8849 tickets.harthouse.ca Information 416-638-9445 sinenominetoronto@gmail.com 46 | December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

(Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-530-4428. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. Music by Handel. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Joanne Lunn, soprano; James Laing, countertenor; Rufus Müller, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Also Dec 13, 14, 16. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. Bound. See Dec 14 for details. Also Dec 16(6pm and 9pm). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. To All A Good Night 3: The Different Holiday Concert. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (rush tickets, 30 and under). Also Dec 14, 16. ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Christmas Memories. Favourite seasonal carols; reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” backed by the band. Guest: Councillor Stephen Holyday. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416- 410-1570. ; free(under 12). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Holiday Magic. Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker Suite); L. Anderson: Sleigh Ride; seasonal favourites; Christmas sing-along. Jessica Lane, soprano. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; (sr)/(adv); (st). Silent Auction. ●●8:00: Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music. A Medieval Nunnery Christmas. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-978-8849 (reservations), 416-638-9445 (information). ; (sr/st/ unwaged). ●●8:00: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Dance Me: Music of Leonard Cohen. Les Ballet Jazz de Montréal. 1 Front St. E. 1-855- 872-7669 or 416-916-7878. -5. Saturday December 16 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Opens Dec 9. Runs to Dec 30. Days and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. ●●2:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Toronto Children’s Chorus: The Fire Within. Vivaldi: Gloria. Lesia Mackowycz, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; TORONTO CHILDREN’S CHORUS The Fire Within SAT DEC 16 ◆ 2 PM ROYTHOMSONHALL.COM 416-872-4255 TCC Alumni Choir, Toronto Youth Choir, friends from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Michael Bloss, organ. 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. .50-.50. ●●3:00: Neapolitan Connection. Musical Matinées at Montgomery’s Inn: Rome & Romance. Alicja Wysocka soprano; Ronée Boyce, piano. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 416-231-0006. ; (child). 2:15pm: historical tour; tea and cookies included. ●●3:30: York Symphony Orchestra. YSO Holiday Spectacular. Seasonal favourites and audience sing-along. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 416- 410-0860. ; $23(sr); (st). Also 8pm, Dec 17(7:30pm, Richmond Hill). ●●3:30: Young Voices Toronto. This Christmastide. Fraser: This Christmastide; Engelhardt: Gaudete!; Gjeilo: Tundra; Brymer: Happy Xmas (War Is Over); Fjelheim: Winter’s Night. Maria Conkey, conductor; Brenda O”Connor, conductor; Sheldon Rose, pianist. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-762-0657. ; (sr/st); free(under 5). ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 8 for details. ●●6:00: Against the Grain Theatre. Bound. See Dec 15. Also Dec 16(9pm). ●●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: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church. Christmas Concert. Saturday December 16 at 8 p.m. (Pre-concert chat at 7:15 p.m.) Christmas in San Marco: Monteverdi at 450 With the Toronto Continuo Collective Calvin Presbyterian Church 26 Delisle Avenue (416) 763-1695 torontochamberchoir.ca DENIS MASTROMONACO MUSIC DIRECTOR & C O N D U C T O R Poulenc: Gloria; Christmas songs. Brigitte Emery, soprano; Ian Sadler, organ, St. Elizabeth Scola Cantorum Adult and Children’s Choirs; Imre Olah and Christa Lazar, conductors. 432 Sheppard Ave. E. 416-225-3300. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 8 for details. ●●7:30: Cirque Musica Holiday. Believe. Incredible feats of strength, skill and grace to great holiday music favourites performed by a live symphony. Tribute Communities Centre, 99 Athol St. E., Oshawa. ev12.evenue.net. .99-. ●●7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Gloria. Poulenc: Gloria; Duruflé: Four Motets; Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Gounod: Noël; classic french Pax Christi Chorale December 16 & 17 Gloria thewholenote.com December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 | 47

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