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Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018

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  • Toronto
  • December
  • January
  • Arts
  • Theatre
  • Symphony
  • Performing
  • Jazz
  • Musical
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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.

Niels Muus, conductor.

Niels Muus, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. From . Thursday January 4 ●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. In Concert. Big Band swing, jazz, film scores and marches. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416- 346-3910. . ●●5:30: Adam Sherkin. Rachmaninoff: Let Hands Speak. Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantaisie, op. 3 (transcribed for saxophone and piano), Lullaby (After Tchaikovsky), Scherzo (from a Midsummer Night’s Dream); Sherkin: Elegiac Variants (2017), Northern Frames (2013), Sunderance (2008). Adam Sherkin, piano; David Zucchi, saxophones. Glenn Gould Studio, lobby, 250 Front St. W. 416-205-5000. ; (sr); (35 and under). The Write Off the Keyboard Series is presented in partnership with Steinway Piano Gallery. A. Concerts in the GTA Friday January 5 ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Candide. See Dec 28 for details. Saturday January 6 ●●7:30: Li Delun Music Foundation. New Year’s Concert 2018. Bernstein: Magnificent Seven Theme; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2; Verdi: Ah, forse e lui from La traviata and a Chinese song; Anlun Huang: Chinese Rhapsody No.9; and other works. Ryan Wang, piano; Yuanyuan Huo, soprano; Toronto Festival Orchestra; Dongxiao Xu, conductor. Host: Kemin Zhang. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-490-7962. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Candide. See Dec 28. Also Jan 7(3pm). Sunday January 7 ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Rachel Barton Pine. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. Free. ●●2:00: St. Barnabas Anglican Church. Charlotte Abbott, Soprano and Michael Pare, Guitar. Scarlatti; Argento: Letters from Composers; Celtic and Canadian Folksongs. 361 Danforth Ave. 416-463-1344. ; (sr/ st). ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Candide. See Dec 28 for details. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ music for Epiphany. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416- 531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Epiphany Choral Evensong. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Religious service with Epiphany tea following. 5pm: Lecture by Dr. Giles Bryant on Cathedral and Parish Music. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. TBA. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:00: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Evensong with Epiphany Carols. 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. Tuesday January 9 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Martinů and Korngold. Martinů: Three Madrigals for violin and viola; Korngold: String Sextet in D Op.10. Artists of the COC Orchestra. 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. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Sophia Szokolay, violin. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. Wednesday January 10 ●●12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Alex Straus-Fausto. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●12:10: TO.U Collective/Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Aperghis: À Tombeau ouvert. Jana Luksts, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. World Music and Jazz Series: Golpes y Flores. Eliana Cuevas, singer and songwriter. 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. ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Winter Institute Concert. Works by Lully, Campra, Marais and Rameau. Participants of the annual Tafelmusik Winter Institute. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. Free. Arrive early to get the best seats. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart@262 Festival: Majestic Mozart. Mozart: Serenade No.10 in B-flat K3701A/361 “Gran Partita”; Symphony No.39 in E-flat K543. Bernard Labadie, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jan 13. Thursday January 11 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend Preview. Kaha:wi Dance 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. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Bev @ 60! Works by Kontogiorgos, Hatzis, Wijeratne and Ho. Beverley Johnston, percussion. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz at Noon: Turboprop. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Brentano Quartet with Soprano Dawn Upshaw. Webern: Bagatelles interwoven with Schubert Minuets (D89); Mario Davidovsky: Quartet No.4; Respighi: Il tramonto; Schoenberg: Quartet No.2. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -; (st, full time). RYAN WANG JAN 4 THU, 7:30 PM Piano Recital Tickets: canadaticketbox.com ●●7:30: Li Delun Music Foundation. Ryan Wang Piano Recital. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Poulenc and Bartók. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 416-490-7962. /(VIP). Sunday 7 Jan. at 4 p.m. Choral Evensong for Epiphany Sunday plus Epiphany Tea and at 5: GILES BRYANT: CATHEDRAL AND PARISH MUSIC Giles traces Anglican church music from just before the Prayer Book up to now. His illustrated talk at the piano will focus on Tallis, Purcell, Maurice Greene, Stanford, S.S. Wesley, Howells and their parish contemporaries. St. Olave’s Church Bloor and Windermere 416-769-5686 stolaves.ca 52 | December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

January 11 at 8pm BRENTANO QUARTET with soprano DAWN UPSHAW Friday January 12 ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart@262 Festival: What Makes It Great?® Mozart Clarinet Concerto. Q&A with audience. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A K622 (Various musical examples and commentary) followed by the complete Clarinet Concerto. Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; Rob Kapilow, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-.75. Saturday January 13 ●●7:00: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Songfest. A glorious evening of G&S with four companies performing excerptsfrom their upcoming productions. St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416-763- 0832. Free(members); (non-members). Refreshments included. ●●7:30: Southern Ontario Lyric Opera. Encore: Favourite Opera Arias. Jean Stilwell, mezzo; Joni Henson, soprano; David Pomeroy, tenor. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart@262 Festival: Majestic Mozart. Mozart: Serenade No.10 in B-flat K3701A/361 “Gran Partita”; Symphony No.39 in E-flat K543. Bernard Labadie, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jan 10. Sunday January 14 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles: Piano Dialogue: David Jalbert and Wonny Song. Host Joanna leads an interactive concert for young people with a Lindt truffle at the end. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . 3:15pm: main performance. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Stephen Frketic, Organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. ●●3:00: Vesnivka. Vesnivka’s Christmas Concert. Guests: Natalya Matyusheva, soprano; Pavlo Fondera, baritone; Dudaryk Men’s Chamber Choir from Lviv. Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-763-2197 or 416-246-9880. ; (sr/st). Reception with coffee and home-baked treats after the concert. ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Piano Dialogue: David Jalbert and Wonny Song. Rachmaninoff: Suite No.1 “Fantasie-tableaux” in g Op.5; Sleeping Beauty Waltz; Milhaud: Scaramouche Op.165b; Stravinsky: Petrushka Suite for two pianos. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (under 30). 1:15pm: Music and Truffles. KammerKonzert SUN. JAN. 14 @ 404 JARVIS ST. www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Kammerkonzert. Berg: Kammerkonzert; Schoenberg: Phantasy Op.47; Oesterle: Chamber Concerto. Duo Diorama (MingHuan Xu, violin; Winston Choi, piano); New Music Concerts Ensemble; Robert Aitken, conductor. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416- 961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm: pre-concert talk. Monday January 15 ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Maple Blues Awards. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Tuesday January 16 ● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: The English Violin. Elgar: Violin Sonata in e Op. 82; Britten: Suite for violin and piano Op.6. Benjamin Baker, violin; Daniel Lebhardt, piano. 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: York University Department of Music Student Association. Music Media Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Wednesday January 17 ●●12:00 noon: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series Listings. Andrew Adair, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: New Music Ensemble. Matt Brubeck, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. Performer TBA. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. JAN 18 8 PM Mozart@262 Festival: Essential Mozart. Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute K620; Sinfonia concertante in E-flat for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra K364/320d; Overture to Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) K486; Symphony No.36 in C K425 “Linz”. Jonathan Crow, violin; Teng Li, viola; Bernard Labadie, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jan 18(Koerner Hall). Thursday January 18 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Timothy Ying, Violin and Lydia Wong, Piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music Students Association. Music Media Music Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Yemen Blues. Yemeni song and poetry, Jewish music, West African groove and funk. 77 Wynford Dr. 416- 646-677. . Tickets include same day entry to the Aga Khan Museum. ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. Nikki Yanofsky. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Safe Haven. Program created by Alison Mackay. Works by Corelli, Lully, Bach and Vivaldi. Elisa Citterio, director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Also Jan 19, 20(both at 8pm), 21(3:30pm), 23(8pm, George Weston Recital Hall). NIKKI YANOFSKY “arguably one of the most talented acts in the tradition of Amy Winehouse since Amy herself.” – DuJour.com thewholenote.com December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 | 53

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