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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.

SAFE HAVEN JAN 18–21,

SAFE HAVEN JAN 18–21, JEANNE LAMON HALL, TRINITY-ST. PAUL’S CENTRE tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 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. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jan 17(Roy Thomson Hall). Friday January 19 ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. 0-0. Also Jan 20(2pm and 7:30pm), 21(2pm), 23(7:30pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart@262 Festival: Mozart Jupiter Symphony. Mozart: Rondo for Violin and Orchestra from Serenade No.7 “Haffner” K248b; Adagio in E for Violin and Orchestra K261; Piano Concerto No. 23 in A K488; Symphony No.41 in C K551 “Jupiter”. Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano; Adrian Anantawan, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. A. Concerts in the GTA 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jan 20(2pm and 8pm, Koerner Hall), 21(3pm, Toronto Centre for the Arts). The Splendour of noTre dame The Choir of ST JameS CaThedral & organiST david BriggS in ConCerT friday, January 19, 2018 8:00pm STJameScaThedral.ca ●●8:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. The Splendour of Notre Dame. Castagnet: Messe salve regina; Vierne: Messe solennelle; Duruflé: motets; and other works. David Briggs, organ; Choir of St. James Cathedral. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. From . ●●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 18, 20(both at 8pm), 21(3:30pm), 21(8pm, George Weston Recital Hall). Saturday January 20 ●●2:00: Home Music Club. An Afternoon of Chamber Music. Selections for piano, strings, winds and voice. Northern District Public Library, Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. ●●2:00: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. 0-0. Also Jan 19, 20(7:30pm), 21(2pm), 23(7:30pm). ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart@262 Festival: Mozart Jupiter Symphony. Mozart: Rondo for Violin and Orchestra from Serenade No.7 “Haffner” K248b; Adagio in E for Violin and Orchestra K261; Piano Concerto No. 23 in A K488; Symphony No.41 in C K551 “Jupiter”. Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano; Adrian Anantawan, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jan 19(7:30pm, Roy Thomson Hall), 20(8pm, Koerner Hall), 21(3pm, Toronto Centre for the Arts). ●●3:00: York Region Chamber Music. The Story of Babar the Elephant. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Joachim Linckelmann); Poulenc: The Story of Babar the Elephant (arr. Frédéric Lacroix). Quintroversy Woodwind Quintet (Shaelyn Archibald, flute; Danielle Johannes, oboe; Jessica Tse, clarinet; Megan Morris, bassoon; Jay Austin, french horn). Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 787-8811. , (st/children). ●●7:30: Academy Concert Series. Dvořák on the Low. Dvořák: String Quartet No.2 in G Op.77; Onslow: String Quintet No.26 in g Op.67. Mark Fewer, violin; Elizabeth Loewen Andrews, violin; Emily Eng, viola; Kerri McGonigle, cello; Joseph Phillips, bass. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-629-3716. ; (sr/st); (under 18). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rigoletto. Music by Giuseppe Verdi. Roland Wood, baritone (Rigoletto); Anna Christy, soprano (Gilda); Stephen Costello, tenor (Duke of Mantua); Joshua Guerrero, tenor (Duke of Manuta); Christopher Alden, director; Stephen Lord, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. -5. Also Jan 27(4:30pm), Feb 1, 4(2pm), 6, 9, 11(2pm), 17, 21, 23. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun. See Jan 19 for details. Also Jan 20(2pm), 21(2pm), 23(7:30pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Salome. Music by R. Strauss. Naomi Eberhard, soprano (Salome); Michael Robert-Broder, baritone (Jochanaan); Jason Lamont, tenor (Herod); Leah Giselle Field, mezzo (Herodias); Ryan Harper, tenor (Narraboth); and others; William Shookhoff, piano and conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ●●7:30: SoundCrowd. Movie Night. Songs and themes from Back to the Future, Harry Potter and Pitch Perfect performed a cappella. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. soundcrowd.ca. Free. ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Thibaut Garcia. Works by Albéniz, Rodrigo, Tarrega and others. St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-964-8298. /(adv); (sr/st)/(adv). ●●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 18, 19(both at 8pm), 21(3:30pm), 23(8pm, George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart@262 Festival: Mozart Jupiter Symphony. Mozart: Rondo for Violin and Orchestra from Serenade No.7 “Haffner” K248b; Adagio in E for Violin and Orchestra K261; Piano Concerto No. 23 in A K488; Symphony No.41 in C K551 “Jupiter”. Charles VERDI RIGOLETTO JAN 20 – FEB 23 coc.ca 54 | December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Richard-Hamelin, piano; Adrian Anantawan, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75- 8. Also Jan 19(7:30pm, Roy Thomson Hall), 20(2pm, Koerner Hall), 21(3pm, Toronto Centre for the Arts). Sunday January 21 ●●1:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Finals. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:00: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun. See Jan 19 for details. Also Jan 20(2pm and 7:30), 23(7:30pm). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Russell Braun Sings Schumann’s Dichterliebe. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. SOLD OUT. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Opera Student Composer Collective: Vengeance. Performed with Surtitles. Michael Patrick Albano, director; Sandra Horst, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart@262 Festival: Mozart Jupiter Symphony. Mozart: Rondo for Violin and Orchestra from Serenade No.7 “Haffner” K248b; Adagio in E for Violin and Orchestra K261; Piano Concerto No. 23 in A K488; Symphony No.41 in C K551 “Jupiter”. Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano; Adrian Anantawan, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jan 19(7:30pm, Roy Thomson Hall), 20(2pm and 8pm, Koerner Hall). ●●3:30: 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 18, 19, 20(all at 8pm), 23(8pm, George Weston Recital Hall). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. TBA. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Highlights from Czech and World Operas. John Holland, baritone; Danielle Dudycha, soprano; William Shookhoff, piano. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481-7294. ; (st). ●●8:00: Continuum Contemporary Music. Time Travels Light. Oesterle: California; Staniland: Time Travels Light; Orion Constellation Theory v.1 & 2; Evans: new work. Rob Power and Ryan Scott, percussion. Guests: TorQ Percussion Quartet. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-924-4945. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). Monday January 22 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Musicians from Marlboro. Beethoven: String Trio in c Op.9 No.3; Penderecki: Quartet; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in b Op.115. Anthony McGill, clarinet; Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin; David McCarroll, violin; Daniel Kim, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). JANUARY 22 7:30 PM music.utoronto.ca Tuesday January 23 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Interpretations of Love. Joshua Guerrero, tenor. 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. Angus Sinclair, ragtime piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun. See Jan 19 for details. Also Jan 20(2pm and 7:30pm), 21(2pm). January 23 at 8pm STEPHEN HOUGH ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Stephen Hough, Piano. Debussy: Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque); Images Bk II; Schumann: Fantasie Op.17; Debussy: La terrasse des audiences au clair de lune (Préludes Bk II); Images Bk I; Beethoven: Sonata in F Minor Op.57 “Appassionata”. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -; (st, full time). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Safe Haven. Program created by Alison Mackay. Works by Corelli, Lully, Bach and Vivaldi. Elisa Citterio, director. SAFE HAVEN JAN 23, GEORGE WESTON RECITAL HALL, TORONTO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS tafelmusik.org George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-964-6337. From . Also Jan 18, 19, 20(all at 8pm, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre), 21(3:30pm, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre). Wednesday January 24 ●●12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Angus Sinclair. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. World Music and Jazz Series: Jazz Cubano. Humber College Latin Jazz Ensemble; Hilario Durán, conductor. 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. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Karen Kieser Prize Concert. Tyler Versluis: Three Unuttered Miracles for accordion and percussion; Riho Maimets: Three Movements for Marimba; Nicole Lizée: Isabella Blow at Somerset House; and other works. Michael Bridge, accordion; Michael Murphy, percussion; Jonny Smith, marimba; Cecilia String Quartet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Thursday January 25 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal and Chamber Music Series: Meet the Orchestra Academy. COC Orchestra Academy; Members of the COC Orchestra; Artists from the COC Ensemble Studio. 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. Electroacoustic Music Concert. Lizée: Malfunctionlieder; Martynec: Improvisation; and other works. Maeve Palmer, soprano; Joy Lee. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. Also 5pm. ●●1:00: Miles Nadal JCC. Hollywood’s Oscar- Winning Songs. Historical lecture with live piano music. Popular songs written for Oscar-winning films by Jewish songwriters. Jordan Klapman, piano. 750 Spadina Ave. 416- 924-6211 x155. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Architek Percussion. Works by Nicole Lizée and Eliot Britton. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: York Masonic Temple. Mozart’s Masonic Journey: The Mysteries of The Magic Flute. Dillon Parmer, tenor (Tamino); Sara Schabas, soprano (Pamina); Gregory Finney, baritone (Papageno); Nicole Dubinsky, soprano (Queen of the Night); John Forster, bass (Sarastro); Christina Faye, piano; Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, narrator. 1100 Millwood Rd. mozart.valleyoftoronto.com. . Also Jan 27. Reception to follow. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Holst The Planets. Stravinsky: Funeral Song; Estacio: Trumpet Concerto; Holst: The Planets. Andrew McCandless, trumpet; Women of the Elmer Iseler Singers; John Storgårds, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jan 26, 27(both at 7:30pm). Friday January 26 ●●1:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Aria with Me. Young singers from the studios of Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Karen Rymal and Lawrence Wiliford. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●5:45: Toronto Mozart Players. Toronto Mozart Festival: Cocktail Hour Concert. Mozart: Arias and duets. Natalya Gennadi, soprano; Lyndsay Promane, mezzo; Helen Becqué, piano. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 647-478-7532. . ●●7:00: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night. Swing Night. Moo’d Swing and Hot Swing Caravan. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647- 233-3655 or 905-874-2800. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The Slocan Ramblers. Bluegrass. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000. . Series discount available. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Holst The Planets. Stravinsky: Funeral Song; Estacio: Trumpet Concerto; Holst: The Planets. Andrew McCandless, trumpet; Women of the Elmer Iseler Singers; John Storgårds, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jan 25(8pm), 27(7:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: In Memory of Steven Stucky. Xak Bjerken, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Four New Works. Works by Bruton, Groven, Parkinson and Schoorl (all world premieres). Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. PWYC. 7pm: pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage: Calypso Rose with Kobo Town. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Saturday January 27 ●●3:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Choral Conductors Symposium Concert. Classical and contemporary choral music. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Elora Singers. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416- 408-0208. Free (donations accepted). thewholenote.com December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 | 55

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