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Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018

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  • Toronto
  • December
  • January
  • Arts
  • Theatre
  • Symphony
  • 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.

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●●4:00: Toronto Singing Studio Celebration Choir. Joyful, Joyful! Works by Haydn, Vivaldi, Mozart and others. Linda Eyman, conductor. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 416-455-9238. ; (sr/st). Cash only at the door. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rigoletto. See Jan 20 for details. ●●6:30: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. The Time of Snow. VIVA!’s five choirs, ages 4 ​to adults. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-788-8482. ​5; $​20​(sr/st). ●●7:00: 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 25. Reception to follow. ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. In Concert. Works by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Shostakovich. Trio Ink (Yosuke Kawasaki, violin; Wolfram Koessel, cello; Vadim Serebryany, piano). St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 647-248-4048. . Also Jan 28(2pm, St. Andrew by-the-Lake Church, Toronto Island). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Holst The Planets. 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), 26(7:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the New Music Festival. Mozart: Symphony No.38 in D K504 “Prague”; R. Strauss: Four Last Songs Op.10 Nos.1 & 8 and Op.48 Nos.2 & 3; Korngold: Themes and Variations Op.42; Hindemith: Symphony - Mathis der Maler. Brittany Cann, soprano; Uri Meyer and Samuel Tan, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Pre-performance chat. ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Rat Drifting 3: Four New Improvisations. Rebecca Bruton, Marielle Groven, Stephen Parkinson and Holger Schoorl, composer-performers. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. PWYC, suggested. HAPPY Chamber Music at BIRTHDAY St. George on Yonge MOZART Sunday April 24, 7:30 pm featuring Scott St. John, violin & Sharon Wei, viola SAT. JAN. 27 8PM Chris Gongos, horn Vanessa May-Lok Lee, piano, Joyce Lai, violin canadiansinfonietta.com A. Concerts in the GTA ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Happy Birthday Mozart. Overture to Apollo and Hyacinthus Overture K38; Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra; Symphony No.29 in A K201. Scott St. John, violin; Sharon Wei, viola. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 647-812-0839. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Playlist with Skratch Bastid. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Scaramella. Ode to Music. Works by Michael East and Christopher Simpson. Elizabeth Rumsey, viol; Caroline Ritchie, viol; Esteban La Rotta, theorbo. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Mozart Players. Toronto Mozart Festival: Happy Birthday, Wolfgang! Mozart: Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds; Sherkin: New Work. Adam Sherkin, composer and piano. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 647-478-7532. ; (st). Concert will end with the cutting of a sacher torte. Sunday January 28 ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. In Concert. Works by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Shostakovich. Trio Ink (Yosuke Kawasaki, violin; Wolfram Koessel, cello; Vadim Serebryany, piano). St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. 647-248- 4048. . Also Jan 27(7:30pm, St. George the Martyr Anglican Church). ●●2:00: Toronto Mozart Players. Toronto Mozart Festival: Celebrating the Master. Mozart: Symphony No.40 in g; Regina Coeli K276; Coronation Mass in C. Pax Christi Chamber Choir; Singers selected from the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition and Masterclass Series; David Bowser, composer. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 647-478-7532. ; (st). I N S P I R E D B Y JANUARY 28, 2018 3PM ●●3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Inspired by Strauss. Duett Concertino; Piano Quartet in c Op.13; Lieder: Die Nacht, Morgen, Traum durch die Dämmerung, Zueignung. Guests: Sasha Djihanian, soprano; Soovin Kim, violin; Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; David Hetherington, cello; Serouj Kradjian, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (under 31); (st). ●●6:30: Music at St. Thomas’s. Evensong Prelude. Julia Morson, soprano; Matthew Larkin, organ and director of music. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 613-962-3636. By donation. ●●7:00: Music at St. Thomas’s. Evensong. Matthew Larkin, organ and director of music. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 613-962-3636. By donation. Religious service. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Jazz Faculty with Special Guests. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Monday January 29 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Recital. Student soloists. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. EVOKING THE ELEGIAC January 29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jurgis Juozapaitis, Maurice Ravel, Bedrich Smetana www.associates-tso.org ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Small Concerts: Evoking the Elegaic. Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat K502; Juozapaitis: Light of the Moon; Ravel: Minuet and Rigaudon from Le tombeau de Couperin; Smetana: Piano Trio in g Op.15. Zephyr Piano Trio: Terry Holowach, violin; Edward Hayes, cello; Ilona Damasiute-Beres, piano. Trinity- St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-282- 6636. ; (sr/st). Tuesday January 30 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Bravura Piano. Works by Debussy and Liszt. Leon Bernsdorf, piano. 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. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Gina Lee, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. Wednesday January 31 ●●10:00am: Royal Conservatory. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition Finals. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS … IN SALZBURG WED JAN 31 | 11AM HELICONIAN HALL SAT FEB 3 | 2PM TEMERTY THEATRE, TELUS Centre tafelmusik.org ●●11:00am: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters … in Salzburg. Works by Biber. Thomas Georgi, viola d’amore. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964-6337. (adv). Also Feb 3(Temerty Theatre, 2pm). ●●12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Andrew Adair. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series Listings. Sarah Svendsen, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A European Romance. Liadov: The Enchanted Lake Op.62; Falla: Nights in the Garden of Spain for Piano and Orchestra; R. Strauss: Don Juan Op.20; R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier Op.59. Ingrid Fliter, piano; Juraj Valcuha, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Feb 2(7:30pm). ●●8:00: Westwood Concerts. Five for Five. Penderecki: Quartet for Clarinet and Strings; Brahms: Piano Trio No.1; Bruch: 8 Pieces; and other works. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin; Yosef Tamir, viola; Amy Laing, cello; Michael Westwood, clarinet; Megumi Okamoto, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/st). Thursday February 1 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal and Chamber Music Series: Mr. Tambourine Man. Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man – Seven Poems of Bob Dylan. Artists from The Glenn Gould School; Topher Mokrzewski, conductor. 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. In Concert. Big Band swing, jazz, film scores and marches. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416- 346-3910. . ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Rob Macdonald, Guitar. Helmut Oehring: K.A.L.T. Walter 56 | December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Dr. Draw, 18-stringed hybrid guitar/violoncello/drums. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. . Ticket price includes same day Museum admission. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Gord Bamford. Country music. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. . Series discount available. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre/Orillia Opera House. Compagnie Marie Chouinard. Dance. 24 Preludes by Chopin; The Rite of Spring. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. ; (youth). Series discount available. Lake Op.62; Falla: Nights in the Garden of Spain for Piano and Orchestra; R. Strauss: Don Juan Op.20; R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier Op.59. Ingrid Fliter, piano; Juraj Valcuha, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jan 31(8pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Instrumentalis: Trios and Quartets. Graduate student instrumentalists collaborate on trio and quartet repertoire. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Saturday February 3 MFC’s Festival of Friends SAT. FEBRUARY 3, 7:30PM Join us mfchoir.com ●●5:30: Adam Sherkin. Chopin: Poetic Jest. Write Off the Keyboard Series. Chopin: Scherzo No.3 Op.39 and No.4 Op.54, Impromptu No.2 Op.36; Sherkin: Punch, Revisited (2015). Verse and prose by David James Brock. Adam Sherkin, piano; Andrea Runge, actor. Glenn Gould Studio, lobby, 250 Front St. W. 416-205-5000. ; (sr); (35 and under). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rigoletto. See Jan 20 for details. GALA for MENTAL HEALTH LLOYD ROBERTSON, LUBA GOY & FRIENDS Feb 1, 2018 WE ALL HAVE A STORY 905.787.8811 ●●7:30: High Notes Avante Productions. Gala for Mental Health. Luba Goy, Lloyd Robertson, Michael Landsberg, Orlando Da Silva, Giles Tomkins, and others. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Musical Inventions by Paolo Angeli featuring Dr Draw. Avant-garde tunes rooted in Sardinian music. February 1 at 8pm ST. LAWRENCE QUARTET ●●8:00: Music Toronto. St. Lawrence Quartet. Haydn: Quartet in C Op.33 No.3 “The Bird”; Janáček: Quartet No.2 “Intimate Letters”; Tchaikovsky: Quartet No.3 in e-flat Op.30. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -; (st, full time). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Daniil Trifonov. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. SOLD OUT. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Almost Unplugged. Andréa Tyniec, violin; Jesse Zubot, violin. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. 416-975-8555. . Friday February 2 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D; Debussy: Poissons d’or; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 in c Op.111. David Potvin, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●6:15: Music at St. Thomas’s. Candlemas: Procession and 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. ●●7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The Fugitives. Indie Folk Collective. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000. . Series discount available. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Amanda Rheaume. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A European Romance. Liadov: The Enchanted SONGS FROM A CELTIC HEART Annual Fundraising Event FEBRUARY 3 amadeuschoir.com ●●2:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. Songs From a Celtic Heart. Tom Leighton, guitar and vocals; Lydia Adams and Joan Andrews, conductors; Shawn Grenke, conductor and piano. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (under 30). Also 7pm. Annual fundraising event. Complimentary snacks, cash bar, games and silent auction. ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters ... in Salzburg. Works by Biber. Thomas Georgi, violist. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 964-6337. (adv). Also Jan 31(Heliconian Hall, 11am). ●●7:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. Songs From a Celtic Heart. Tom Leighton, guitar and vocals; Lydia Adams and Joan Andrews, conductors; Shawn Grenke, conductor and piano. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (under 30). Also 2pm. Annual fundraising event. Complimentary snacks, cash bar, games and silent auction. ●●7:30: Opus 8. After Dark. From the rude, joking songs of Mozart and Morley, to fresh pop arrangements dealing with love, lust, and licentiousness. Works by Mozart, Purcell, Warlock, Palestrina and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-233-5803. PWYC. Licensed bar. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●7:30: Mississauga Festival Choir. Festival of Friends Annual Massed Choral Festival. Resonance Youth Choir and others in solo and massed repertoire. Eden United Church, 3051 Battleford Rd., Mississauga. 416-986- 5537. ; (12 and under). All proceeds will go to Alzheimer Society, Peel. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble: Disparate Places. Giroux: Just Flyin’; Nishimura: Lake Superior Suite; McPhee: Concert for Wind Orchestra; Sigur Rós: Ára Bátur; Kodály: Háry János Suite. Strings of the UofT Symphony Orchestra; Gillian Mackay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. A Night At The Opera. Act II music from Bizet’s Carmen. Julie Nesrallah, mezzo-soprano; Lauren Margison, soprano; Richard Margison, tenor; Gary Relyea, bass-baritone; Robert Kortgaard, piano. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50. Series discount available. ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Vienna: City of Music. Guest: Mehdi Ghazi, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. -. Also Feb 4(2pm). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz: Gerald Clayton and Friends - The Blues. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra/Infiniti Music and Arts Centre. Serenades and Stories. Mozart: Serenade in c; Serenata Transformata; Austria and the US from International Suite; Compositions from SPO’s 2017 New Composer Workshop; Grand Gallop Through Mysterious Lands. Scarborough Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra; The Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic; Ronald Royer, conductor. Infinti Strings, 351 Ferrer St., Unit 1, Markham. www.spo.ca. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●8:00: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tao: Drum Heart. 1 Front St. E. 1-855- 872-7669 or 416-916-7878. -. Sunday February 4 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Rigoletto. See Jan 20 for details. ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Vienna: City of Music. Guest: Mehdi Ghazi, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. thewholenote.com December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 | 57

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