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Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018

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  • Toronto
  • December
  • January
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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.

QUARTETTO GELATO

QUARTETTO GELATO presents THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS December 21, 8pm An exciting holiday show of well-known Christmas songs and carols, virtuosic showpieces, gypsy tunes and original compositions Trinity-St. Paul United Church, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St West, Toronto Tickets start at • eventbrite.ca quartettogelato.ca • 416-738-6390 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DALA Friday December 22 ●●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: Burlington Performing Arts Centre/Orillia Opera House. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. ; (child); 4(family 4-pack). Also Dec 23(2pm and 7:30pm). ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 8 for details. ●●7:30: Euterpe Corporation/Reaching Out Through Music. Holiday Concert. Ensemble Vivant; St. James Town Children’s Choir; Anne Massicotte, director. Rose Avenue Jr. Public A. Concerts in the GTA School, 675 Ontario St. 416-465-8856. Free. ●●8:00: Dr. Draw and the Strange Parade. Holiday Extravaganza. Royal Cinema, 608 College St. www.drdraw.ca. /(adv). ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. My Home Land. Sarzamin Man; Dawood Sarkhosh Ensemble. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 18 for details. Also Dec 19, 20(both at 8pm), 23(3pm). Saturday December 23 ●●2:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre/Orillia Opera House. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. ; (child); 4(family 4-pack). Also Dec 22, 23(7:30pm). ●●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. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 18 for details. Also Dec 19, 20, 22(all at 8pm). ●●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. ●●7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre/Orillia Opera House. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. ; (child); 4(family 4-pack). Also Dec 22(7:30pm), 23(2pm). ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 8 for details. Sunday December 24 ●●10:30am: Music at St. Andrew’s. 4th Sunday of Advent: Candle of Love. St. Andrew’s Gallery Choir; Dan Bickle, organ. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x220. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●1:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Opens Dec 9. Runs to Dec 30. Days December 21st 7:00 pm YORKMINSTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCH 1585 Yonge Street www.yorkminsterpark.com TICKETS: General Admission: Online: .74 at www.eventbrite.com At the door: .00 Euterpe & Reaching Out Through Music present a free community outreach concert celebrating the spirit of the holiday season. Ensemble Vivant joined by the St. James Town Children’s Choir, directed by Anne Massicotte December 22, 2017 • 7:30 Rose Avenue Jr. Public School Come One and All! Concert is free of charge. 50 | December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Sung Mass with Pageant and Carols. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. Religious service. ●●4:30: Cathedral Church of St. James. Nine Lessons and Carols. TBA. Choir of St. James Cathedral. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 8 for details. ●●5:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Christmas Eve Service. Christmas carol sing-along; Choral eucharist. Organ and brass quartet. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. Freewill offering. Religious service. Also 10:30pm. ●●7:00: Music at St. Andrew’s. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. St. Andrew’s Gallery Choir; Aldbury Garden Brass Quintet; Dan Bickle, organ. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x220. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●10:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Christmas Eve Service. Christmas carol sing-along; Choral eucharist. Organ and brass quartet. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. Freewill offering. Religious service. Also 5:30pm. ●●11:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Solumn Midnight Mass and Procession. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. Religious service. ●●11:00: Music at St. Andrew’s. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Worship and Carols. St. Andrew’s Gallery Choir; Daniel Bickle, organ. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x220. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●11:00: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Christmas Eve Midnight Mass. St. Thomas’s Church Choir; Elizabeth Anderson, assistant organist; Matthew Larkin, organ and conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Freewill offering. Religious service. Monday December 25 ●●9:30am: Music at St. Thomas’s. Christmas Day: Sung Eucharist. Matthew Larkin, organ and director of music. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 613-962- 3636. By donation. Religious service. ●●10:00am: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Sung Mass with Carols. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. Religious service. ●●11:00am: Music at St. Thomas’s. Christmas Day: Solemn Eucharist. Matthew Larkin, organ and director of music. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 613-962-3636. By donation. Religious service. Wednesday December 27 ●●1:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Opens Dec 9. Runs to Dec 30. Days and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. ●●5:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Opens Dec 9. Runs to Dec 30. Days and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. Thursday December 28 ●●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. In Concert Watch on the big screen while a full symphony orchestra plays the entire score in sync with the film! December 28 & 29 ●●7:30: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Jurassic Park in Concert. Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra. 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669 or 416-916-7878. -. Also Dec 29. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Candide. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Tonatiuh Abrego, tenor (Candide); Elizabeth Beeler, soprano (Old Lady); Vania Lizbeth Chan, soprano (Cunégonde); Nicholas Borg, baritone (Voltaire/Pangloss/Martin); Cian Horrobin, tenor (Governor); and others; Derek Bate, conductor. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. - . Also Dec 30, Jan 5, 6(all at 8pm), Dec 31, Jan 7(both at 3pm). St_Andrews_Church_Dec2016.pdf 1 2016-11-15 8:05 AM cANDLELIGHT Friday December 29 ●●1:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Opens Dec 9. Runs to Dec 30. Days and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. ●●5:30: 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: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Jurassic Park in Concert. Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra. 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669 or 416-916-7878. -. Also Dec 28. Saturday December 30 ●●2:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Canada’s Ballet Jorgen: The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. Also 7pm. ●●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. ●●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. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Candide. See Dec 28 for details. Sunday December 31 ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Candide. See Dec 28 for details. ●●7:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions/ Roy Thomson Hall. Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits. Selections from Carmen, La bohème, Turandot. Barbara Bargnesi and Francesca Sassu, sopranos; Carolyn Sproule, Christmas Eve Services 7 PM Lessons & Carols Organ, brass band & our renowned choir TM & © Universal Studios Tonatiuh Abrego 11 PM Worship & Carols Organ & our choir Vania Chan by Leonard Bernstein Derek Bate Conductor Guillermo Silva-Marin Stage Director Dec. 28 to Jan.7 torontooperetta.com New Year’s Eve • 7:00 pm Tickets: 416.872.4255 roythomsonhall.com Opera Stars, Chorus & Orchestra Roy Thomson Hall mezzo; David Pomeroy, tenor; Massimo Cavalletti, baritone. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. From . Monday January 1 416.872.4255 roythomsonhall.com January 1 • 2:30 pm Roy Thomson Hall ● ● 2:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions/Roy Thomson Hall. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. Lilla Galambos, soprano; Thomas Weinhappel, baritone; Strauss Symphony of Canada; Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers; thewholenote.com December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 | 51

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