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Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018

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  • Toronto
  • December
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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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-. Also Feb 3(8pm). VOICE B OX OPERA IN CONCERT I DUE FIGARO by Saverio Mercadante Narmina Afandiyeva, Music Director February 4 at 2:30 pm www.operainconcert.com A. Concerts in the GTA Beste Kalender ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Derek Gripper. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: Music for a Sunday Afternoon. Works by Nancy Telfer and others. Women’s Chamber Choir; Men’s Chorus; Women’s Chorus; Tracy Wong, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Voicebox/Opera in Concert. I due Figaro. Music by Saverio Mercadante. Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano; Ilana Zarankin, soprano; Holly Chaplin, soprano; Nicholas Borg, baritone; Opera in Concert Chorus; Narmina Afandiyeva, music director and piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert. Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Mozart: Flute Concerto No.1 K313/285c; Dvořák: Symphony No.8. Sarah Pollard, flute; Earl Lee, conductor. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-593- 1285. .25-0.50. ●●3:00: Vesnivka Choir. Tribute to Zenoby Lawryshyn. Music written and arranged by Zenoby Lawryshyn. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. Free. Donations accepted towards publication of Z. Lawryshyn’s works. ●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. Young Blood, Part II. Mozart: Quartet in B-flat K172; Arriaga: Quartet No.1 in d; Schubert: Quartet in g D173. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952. ; (sr); (st). On period instruments. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ music for Candlemas. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416- 531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. The Power of the Piano, the Passion of Strings! Taneyev: Piano Quintet in g Op.30. Piano Hall, 157 Main St. S., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. . Reception to follow. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. TBA. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. LAND’S END ENSEMBLE Schoenberg by Webern SUN. FEB. 04 @ GALLERY 345 www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●7:00: Show One Productions. George Li, Piano. Silver medalist in the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition. Haydn: B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Belleville, Burlington, Cambridge, Dundas, Guelph, Haliburton, Hamilton, Innisfil, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Niagara Falls, North Bay, Norwood, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Picton, Port Dover, Port Hope, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Catharines, Wasaga Beach, Waterdown, Waterloo, Welland. Friday December 1 ●●12:00 noon: First-St. Andrew’s United Church. Friday Advent Noon Recital. Ken Baldwin, trumpet; Terry Mead, piano and organ. First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave, London. 519-679-8182. Free will offering. Lunch following . ●●7:30: Melos Choir and Period Instruments. A Star in the East III. Advent and Marian chant, Renaissance dances, carols and motets. Works by Lassus, Scheidt and Praetorius. Guests: Sine Nomine; Holly Gwynne- Timothy, artistic director. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-767-7245. ; (st). Pre-concert lecture at 7pm. CD launch reception to follow concert. ●●7:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Rejoice in the Lamb: Chamber Choir. Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb; works by Sandström, Ešenvalds, Corlis, Biebl and others. Jan Overduin, organ; Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Knox Presbyterian Church (Waterloo), 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo. 519-885- 8220 x24226. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Folk Under the Clock. The Once: An East Coast Christmas. Modern indie folk trio from Newfoundland. Geraldine Hollett; Phil Churchill; Andrew Dale. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. 705-749-1146. .50; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Jonathan Crow Plays Beethoven. Jörg Widmann: Con brio Concert Overture; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in a “Scottish”; Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D. Jonathan Crow, violin, Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Dec 2. ●●8:00: Registry Theatre. Sultans of String: A Christmas Caravan. Guest: Rebecca Campbell, vocals. 122 Frederick St., Kitchener. 519- 578-1570. . ●●8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Laurier Percussion Ensemble. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. Saturday December 2 ●●2:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Youth Orchestra: Concert 1. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). ●●3:00: Westben Concerts at The Barn. Upper Canada Christmas. Narrated concert. Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, vocalists; Westben Choruses; Donna Bennett and Brian Finley, directors. Norwood United Church, 4264 Hwy 7, Norwood. 705- 653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777. ; (st); (youth). Also Nov 25(Campbellford, 1pm), Nov 26(Campbellford, 3pm), Dec 3 (Peterborough, 3pm). ●●4:00: Hamilton Children’s Choir. Annual Holiday Concert: Welcome Christmas (Fah Who Foraze). Guest: Ian Thomas, narrator. Ryerson United Church (Hamilton), 842 Main St. E., Hamilton. 905-527-1618. -. ●●7:00: Kawartha Youth Orchestra. Gloria! St. Cecilia Singers; St. Paul’s Singers. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. 705-868-5050. ; (youth). Silent auction. Reception. Bake sale. ●●7:00: Skyway Connection Chorus. Christmas Cabaret. Skyway Connection; Supertoniic Quartet; Nuance Quartet. Royal Canadian Legion (Waterdown), 9 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown. 905-630-7464. . ●●7:30: Arcady. Handel’s Messiah. Ronald Beckett, conductor. Lighthouse Festival Theatre, 247 Main Street, Port Dover. 519-583- 2221. . ●●7:30: Choralis Camerata. Handel’s Messiah. Jocelyn Fralick, soprano; Jillian Yemen, mezzo; Bud Roach, tenor; Michael York, baritone; David Braun, conductor; Lynne Honsberger, accompaniment. Knox Presbyterian Church (St. Catharines), 53 Church St., St. Catharines. 905-646-9225. ; (sr); (st). Also Dec 3(2:30pm, Welland). ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Viva Voce Choral Series. Brock University Choirs, conductor Rachel Rensink-Hoff. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (sr/st); eyeGo program. ●●7:30: Musicata - Hamilton’s Voices. Christmas Concert. Church of St. John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton. 905-628-5238. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Jonathan Crow Plays Beethoven. Jörg Widmann: Con brio Concert Overture; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in a “Scottish”; Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D. Jonathan Crow, violin, Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. - . Also Dec 1. Sunday December 3 ●●2:00: University of Waterloo Department of Music. UW Jazz Ensemble. Featuring jazz classics. Michael Wood, conductor. Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519- 885-8220 x24226. ; (sr/st). Reception following. ●●2:30: Choralis Camerata. Handel’s Messiah. Jocelyn Fralick, soprano; Jillian Yemen, mezzo; Bud Roach, tenor; Michael York, baritone; David Braun, conductor; Lynne Honsberger, accompaniment. Welland Centennial Secondary School, 240 Thorold Rd., Welland. 905 646 9225. ; (sr); (st). Also Dec 2(7:30pm, St. Catharines). ●●2:30: Guelph Chamber Choir. Carols For Christmas (plus Christmas CD Release!). Canadian and other repertoire for choir and/or hand bells; seasonal readings. Guelph Chamber Choir, Gerald Neufeld, conductor; Alison MacNeill, accompanist; guests: Bells Ablaze, Susan Carscadden-Mifsud, conductor. St. George’s Anglican Church (Guelph), 99 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. ; (group of 4 or more); (30 and under/ st); (14 and under). ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony. Masterworks Series: Ryan and Tchaikovsky. Mascall: Grunge; Ryan: Equilateral; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5. Gryphon Trio. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-2050. From . ●●2:30: Scottish Rite Tuscan #551 A.F. & A.M. Christmas in Silver. Holiday favourites and sing-along carols. Weston Silver Band. Scottish Rite Club of Hamilton, 4 Queen St. S., Hamilton. 1-888-655-9090. ; (sr/st); (under 15). ●●3:00: La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra. Home for the Holidays! Michael Lyons, music director; Guests: Voices of Victory Choir (Lindsay). Port Hope United Church, 34 South St., Port Hope. 1-866-460-5596. ; free(under 12). ●●3:00: Westben Concerts at The Barn. Upper Canada Christmas. Narrated concert. Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, vocalists; Westben Choruses; Donna Bennett and Brian Finley, directors. Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Blvd, Peterborough. 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777. ; (st); (youth). Also Nov 25(Campbellford, 1pm), Nov 26(Campbellford, 3pm), Dec 2(Norwood, 3pm). ●●7:00: Barrie Concert Band. Christmas at the Beach. Lighthouse Community Church, 800 Sunnidale Rd., Wasaga Beach. 705-481- 1607. Donations to the food bank welcomed. 58 | December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Piano Sonata in b HobXVI:32; Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in b-flat Op.35; Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli; Liszt: Consolation No.3 in E; Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C-sharp. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Land’s End Ensemble. H. Lee: Imaginary Garden VII; Clarke: Delirium Nocturnum; Ricketts: Graffiti Songs; Schoenberg (arr. Webern): Kammersymphonie Op.9 (Quintet version). Land’s End Ensemble (John Lowry, violin; Beth Root Sandvoss, cello; Suzanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano); James Campbell, clarinet, Robert Aitken, flute. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm: pre-concert talk. Tuesday February 6 ●●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. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rigoletto. See Jan 20 for details. February 6 at 8pm ALEXEI LUBIMOV ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Alexei Lubimov, Piano. Mozart: Sonata in D K311; Adagio in b K540; Beethoven: Sonata No.7 in D Op.10 No.3; Stravinsky: Sonata (1924); Debussy: Nine Preludes, Book 1: nine selections. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. -; (st, full time). Wednesday February 7 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Brahms Clarinet Quintet. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in b Op.115. Dionysis Grammenos, clarinet; Ensemble Made In Canada. 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: Canadian Opera Company. The Abduction from the Seraglio. Music by W. A. Mozart. Jane Archibald, soprano (Konstanze); Mauro Peter, tenor (Belmonte); Claire de Sévigné (Blonde); Owen McCausland, tenor (Pedrillo), Goran Jurić, bass (Osmin); Wajdi Mouawad, director; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -5. Also Feb 10, 13, 16, 18(2pm), 22, 24(4:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis (Graduate Singers Series): Winternächte - Lieder über Träume und MOZART THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO FEB 2 – 25 coc.ca Sehnsucht (Winter Nights - Songs of Dreams and Longing). Mia Bach and Marje Zschiesche Stock, curators. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ... Concerts Beyond the GTA ●●7:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Festival of Stars. Doo-wop, Motown, country, pop, and rock-and-roll hits. Featuring Neil Sedaka; Under the Streetlamp; Mickey Gilley. Club Italia, 2525 Montrose Rd., Niagara Falls. 416-323-1403. and up. Also Dec 4(2pm and 8pm). ●●8:00: Aeolian Hall. Sultans of String: A Christmas Caravan. Guest: Rebecca Campbell, vocals. 795 Dundas St. E., London. 519- 672-7950. -. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Raffi Besalyan, Piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). MOVED TO MAR 14, 2018. Monday December 4 ●●2:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Festival of Stars. Doo-wop, Motown, country, pop, and rock-and-roll hits. Featuring Neil Sedaka; Under the Streetlamp; and Mickey Gilley. Club Italia, 2525 Montrose Rd., Niagara Falls. 416-323-1403. and up. Also 8pm; Dec 3(7:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Instrumental Chamber Ensembles. Six different chamber ensembles will play classical music ranging from Brahms to Koechlin. Chapel, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-8220 x24226. Free. Reception following. ●●8:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Festival of Stars. Doo-wop, Motown, country, pop, and rock-and-roll hits. Featuring Neil Sedaka; Under the Streetlamp; and Mickey Gilley. Club Italia, 2525 Montrose Rd., Niagara Falls. 416-323-1403. and up. Also 2pm; Dec 3(7:30pm). Tuesday December 5 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Piano and guitar students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free. ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. The University Wind Ensemble. Zoltan Kalman, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (child); (eyeGo); free(Brock students). Wednesday December 6 ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Renaissance School of the Arts Flute Choir; Wendy Wagler, conductor. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. Free. 11:30am: Optional lowcost lunch available in the foyer. ●●7:30: St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston). Advent Concert. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; and other works. Valery Lloyd-Watts and Clare Gordon, piano duo. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. . ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Alex DaCosta, Violin and Beth Ann De Souza, Piano. Program TBA. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). Thursday December 7 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston). Advent Concert. Mulberry School Choir; Margaret Moncrieff, director. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Free. Voluntary offering. ●●7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Baroque Christmas. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3; Corelli: Christmas Concerto Grosso; Vivaldi: Double Concerto in d; Bach: Double Concerto in d; Telemann: Viola Concerto. St. Luke’s Anglican Church (London), 1204 Richmond St., London. 416-930-4842. ; (sr); (st); (under 10). Also Dec 10(3pm, Windermere on the Mount). Friday December 8 ●●12:00 noon: First-St. Andrew’s United Church. Friday Advent Noon Recital. Catholic Central Chamber Choir; Don Sills, director. First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave, London. 519-679-8182. Free will offering. Lunch following . ●●7:00: Liona Boyd. In Concert: A Winter Fantasy. Andrew Dolson, guitar. Guests: Midland Children’s Community Choir. St. Paul’s United Church (Midland), 308 King St., Midland. www.ticketfly.com/event/1566380-lionaboyd-winter-fantasy-midland/. . ●●8:00: First-St. Andrew’s United Church (London). The Gift of the Magi. Sonja Gustafson; Francesca Ranalli; Todd Wieczorek; Chad Louwerse; Terry Head; George Jolin, director. 350 Queens Ave., London. 519-679-8182. (6:30pm dinner & show); (8pm show only). Also Dec 9(3pm and 8pm). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Toronto Serenade Quartet with Elena Kalabeev, Piano. Rare Quintets by Sibelius and Berger. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Saturday December 9 ●●2:00: Lyrica Chamber Choir of Barrie. Magnificat. Arnesen: Magnificat; works by Ola Gjeilo. Chamber strings; organ; Steve Winfield, conductor; Brent Mayhew, piano. Burton Avenue United Church, 37 Burton Ave., Barrie. 705-722-0271. ; (sr/st). Also 7:30pm. ●●2:00: Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. Hollywood for the Holidays. Music from Home Alone, The Polar Express, It’s a Wonderful Life, and other films. Guests: Kawartha Youth Orchestra; Peterborough Pop Ensemble; Michael Newnham, conductor. Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-742-7469. ; (st). Also 7:30pm. thewholenote.com December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 | 59

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