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Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018

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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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●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. All Through the House: A Holiday Wassail! Colin Anthes, director; Laura Secord Secondary School Concert Choir; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr/30 and under); (st/arts/child); (eyeGO). Also Dec 9(7:30pm), Dec 10(2:30pm). ●●3:00: 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. . Also Dec 8, 9(both at 8pm). ●●7:00: Huronia Symphony Orchestra. HSO Christmas List. Corelli: Concerto Grosso in g “Christmas Concerto”; Anderson: A Christmas Festival, Sleigh Ride; Tormé: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire; Prokofiev: Troika; Strauss: Pizzicato Polka; Waldteufel: The Skaters’ Waltz; traditional Christmas favourites and carol sing. Guests: Youth Songsters of Innisfil featuring the choirs of Alcona Glen Elementary and Lake Simcoe Public Schools. Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Innisfil Community Church, 1571 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil. 705-721-4752. ; (st); (child). ●●7:30: Barrie Concert Band. Christmas Goes “Pop”. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-481-1607. ; (sr/st); free(under 5). ●●7:30: Georgian Bay Symphony. Christmas Cheer. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A; and other seasonal works. Rob Tite, clarinet; François Koh, conductor. East Ridge Community School, 1550 8th St. E., Owen Sound. 519-372-0212. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Handel’s Messiah. With projected images from the St. John’s Bible. Jacqueline Woodley, soprano; Marjorie Maltais, mezzo; Andrew Haji, tenor; Russell Braun, baritone; Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony; Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-1570. From . ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Charlie Brown Christmas. Taurey Butler Trio; Éléonore Lagacé, vocalist. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. - ; -(st). B. Concerts Beyond the GTA ●●7:30: Kokoro Singers. Prelude to Winter. Works by Rutter and Martin; arrs. by Bolden, Hatfield and Weir. Brenda Uchimaru, conductor. Guests: Cambridge Girls’ Choir (Peter West, conductor). Rockway Mennonite Church, 47 Onward Ave., Kitchener. 289- 439-9447. ; (sr/st); free(under 13). Also Dec 17(3:30pm, Hamilton). ●●7:30: 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 2:00. ●●7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. All Through the House: A Holiday Wassail! Colin Anthes, director; Laura Secord Secondary School Concert Choir; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (st/arts/child); (eyeGO). Also Dec 9(2:30pm), Dec 10(2:30pm). ●●7:30: 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 2pm. ●●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 8(8pm), 9(3pm). ●●8:00: North Bay Symphony. Sultans of String: A Christmas Caravan. Capitol Centre, 150 Main St. E., North Bay. 705-474-4747. , (st); free(child - under 13 - with Adult or Student ticket). Sunday December 10 ●●2:30: Georgian Music. Christmas Memories. Monica Whicher, soprano; Judy Loman, harp; Marty Smyth, organ;. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. . ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony. Messiah. Handel: Messiah. Kingston Chamber Society; Bethany Hörst, soprano; Erin Lawson, mezzo; Christopher Mayell, tenor; David Pike, baritone. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530- 2050. From ; (30 and under). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. All Through the House: A Holiday Wassail! Colin Anthes, director; Laura Secord Secondary School Concert Choir; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (st/arts/child); (eyeGO). Also Dec 9(2:30pm and 7:30pm). ●●2:30: Peterborough Community Carol Sing. Christmas Carol Concert. Salvation Army Temple (Peterborough), 219 Simcoe St., Peterborough. communitycarolsing.com. Freewill offering in support of the Christmas Hamper Fund. ●●3:00: 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. Windermere on the Mount Chapel, 1486 Richmond St., London. 416-930-4842. ; (sr); (st); (under 10). Also Dec 7(7:30pm, St. Luke the Evangelist Anglican Church). ●●3:00: Orillia Brassworks Christmas. In Concert. Albert Greer, director; St. James Concert Choir; Andrea Donais, soprano. St. James’ Anglican Church (Orillia), 58 Peter St. N., Orillia. 705-726-4168. Freewill donation. ●●3:00: Rosewood Consort. Bethlehem. Praetorius: Joseph Lieber; Byrd: Lulla, Lullaby; Balbastre (arr. Potvin): Variations on Où s’en vont des gais bergers. Stephane Potvin, conductor. Grace Lutheran Church (Hamilton), 1107 Main St. W., Hamilton. 905-648- 5607. PWYC, suggested. Reception to follow. ●●3:00: Symphony on the Bay. A Double- Reed Christmas. Vivaldi: Christmas Concerto; Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols; and other works. Fraser Jackson, bassoon; Claudio Vena, conductor. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. ; .50(sr); .50(16-24); (under 16). ●●7:30: Serenata Choir. Carols by Candlelight. Gary Heard, conductor. St. Mark’s Anglican Lutheran Church (Midland), 303 Third St., Midland. 705-526-6800. Freewill offering. All proceeds to the Guesthouse emergency shelter. Tuesday December 12 27 th annUaL CiviC Christmas Carol ConCert Presented by the City of st. Catharines Tues Dec.12th Noon Doors Open 11:30 a.m. ●●12:00 noon: City of St. Catharines. 27th Annual Civic Carol Concert. Carols and singalong. Laura Secord Secondary and Holy Cross Secondary School Choirs; Civic Brass Ensemble; Peter M. Partridge, conductor; Ross R. Stretton, organist-producer. St. Thomas’ Church, 99 Ontario St., St. Catharines. 905-688-5601 x2160. Freewill offering. Proceeds to Christmas Community Care. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. National Arts Centre Orchestra. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3; Sibelius: Symphony No.1. Alexander Shelley, conductor; Jessica Linnebach, violin. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(st). Wednesday December 13 ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Cambridge Girls’ Choir; Peter West, conductor. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. Free. 11:30am: Optional low-cost lunch available in the foyer. ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Innisdale Christmas. Karen Parnell and Innisdale Secondary School Students. Grace United Church (Barrie), 350 Grove St. E., Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. 3:30pm: tea and cookies . ●●7:30: Plumbing Factory Brass Band. The Golden Age of Brass. Von Suppé: Jolly Robbers Overture; Beethoven: Marsch des York’schen Korps; Mendelssohn: War March of the Priests; Thomas: Raymond Overture; works by Grafulla; and other works. Byron United Church, 420 Boler Rd., London. 519- 471-1250 or 519-659-3600. /(adv); (st)/(adv). Thursday December 14 ● ● 12:15: St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston). Advent Concert. Allan Pulker, flute. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Free. Voluntary offering. 60 | December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

●●7:00: Cirque Musica Holiday. Believe. Incredible feats of strength, skill, and grace to great holiday music favourites performed by a live symphony. RBC Theatre, Budweiser Gardens, 99 Dundas St., London. www.budweisergardens.com/events/detail/cirquemusica-holiday-spectacular. -5. ●●8:00: Regent Theatre. Sultans of String: A Christmas Caravan. Guest: Rebecca Campbell, vocals. Regent Theatre (Picton), 224 Main St., Picton. 613-476-8416. . Friday December 15 ●●12:00 noon: First-St. Andrew’s United Church. Friday Advent Noon Recital. Laudamus Bells; Terry Head, director. First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave, London. 519-679-8182. Freewill offering. Lunch following for . ●●7:30: Cirque Musica Holiday. Believe. Incredible feats of strength, skill, and grace to great holiday music favourites performed by a live symphony. Peterborough Memorial Centre, 151 Lansdowne St,, Peterborough. tickets.memorialcentre.ca. -.99. ●●7:30: Orchestra Kingston/Frontenac Women’s Chorus. A Christmas Story. Christmas music for orchestra and choir, with guest Darrel Bryan, tenor. Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham St., Kingston. 613-766-4345. ; (sr/st), free(under 12). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Yuletide Spectacular. Joni NehRita, vocalist; Mike Nadjewski, narrator; Grand Philharmonic Choir; Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir; Carousel Dance Company; Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Dec 16(2:30pm and 8pm), 17(2:30pm). Saturday December 16 ●●2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Yuletide Spectacular. See Dec 15. Also Dec 16(8pm), 17(2:30pm). ●●7:00: Orangeville Community Band. Music of Christmas. Vocal music, concert band, sing-along. Majestic Concert Band; children’s choir; Joy Spencer, music director. Westminster United Church (Orangeville), 247 Broadway Ave., Orangeville. 519-942- 9673. /(adv); (sr)/(adv); (child)/(adv). Registered charity. ●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. Big Band Christmas. Lindberg: Christmas Cantata; festive carols, audience sing-alongs and seasonal music. Chorus Niagara; 20-piece Big Band; John Sherwood, jazz piano. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 1-855-515-0722 or 905-688- 0722. ; (sr); (under 30); (st); (child); (eyeGo). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Penderecki String Quartet. Beethoven’s Birthday Concert. Beethoven: Quartets No.5, Op.18 No.5; No.7, Op.59 No.1; No.16 Op.135. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Yuletide Spectacular. See Dec 15 for details. Also Dec 17(2:30pm). ●●8:00: Sault Symphony. Sultans of String: A Christmas Caravan. Sault Community Theatre Centre, 1007 Trunk Rd., Sault Ste. Marie. 705-945-7299. ; $23(sr); (child/st). Also Dec 17(Elliot Lake). Sunday December 17 ●●2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Yuletide Spectacular. See Dec 15 for details. ●●3:30: Kokoro Singers. Prelude to Winter. Works by Rutter and Martin; arrs. by Bolden, Hatfield and Weir. Brenda Uchimaru, conductor. Guests: Cambridge Girls’ Choir (Peter West, conductor). Grace Lutheran Church (Hamilton), 1107 Main St. W., Hamilton. 289- 439-9447. ; (sr/st); free(under 13). Also Dec 9(7:30pm, Kitchener). ●●4:00: Hamilton Children’s Choir. The Simple Joys. Ilumini Choir Special Concert. Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet. Christ Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N., Hamilton. hamiltonchildrenschoir.com. -. ●●4:00: St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston). Christmas Lessons and Carols. Cathedral Christmas Choir and Children’s Choir. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Free. Religious service. ●●4:30: Music At St. Thomas’. Carols by Candlelight: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. St. Thomas’ Choral Academy. St. Thomas’ Anglican Church (Belleville), 201 Church St., Belleville. 613-962-3636. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:00: Huronia Symphony Orchestra. HSO Christmas List. Corelli: Concerto Grosso in g “Christmas Concerto”; Anderson: A Christmas Festival, Sleigh Ride; Tormé: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire; Prokofiev: Troika; Strauss: Pizzicato Polka; Waldteufel: The Skaters’ Waltz; traditional Christmas favourites and carol sing. Guests: Maestro Music Centre Children’s/Youth Choir and Collier Street Choir School. Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-721-4752. ; (st); (child). ●●7:30: Arcady. There’s a Song in the Air: A Timeless Holiday Classic. Beckett. Ronald Beckett, director; Tammy Whetham, staging. Cambridge Arts Theatre, 47 Water St. S., Cambridge. 1-800-838-3006. ; (st). Monday December 18 ●●7:30: Peterborough Singers. Handel’s Messiah. Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; Erin Fisher, mezzo-soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Andrew Tees, bass; Ian Sadler, organ; Paul Otway, trumpet; Stan Ewing, timpani; Sydney Birrell, conductor. Emmanuel (George St.) United Church, 534 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-745-1820. ; (under 30); (st). Tuesday December 19 ●●7:30: Kingston Symphony. Candlelight Christmas. Kingston Choral Society. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-2050. From . Also Dec 20. Wednesday December 20 ●●12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrews. Sarah Svendsen, Organ and Rita Arendz, Horn. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●7:30: Kingston Symphony. Candlelight Christmas. Kingston Choral Society. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-2050. From . Also Dec 19. Thursday December 21 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston). Advent Concert. Jeff Hanlon, guitar. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Free. Voluntary offering. MISHAABOOZ’S REALM DEC 21 & 22 @ 7:30pm NLPAP | Haliburton BOX OFFICE 1-855-455-5533 HighlandsOperaStudio.com ●●7:30: Highlands Opera Studio. Mishaabooz’s Realm. Music by Andrew Balfour. Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, 5358 County Rd. 21, Haliburton. 1-855-455- 5533. . Also Dec 22. Friday December 22 ●●7:00: Highlands Opera Studio. Mishaabooz’s Realm. Music by Andrew Balfour. Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, 5358 County Rd. 21, Haliburton. 1-855-455- 5533. . Also Dec 21. Saturday December 23 ● ● 7:30: Guelph Chamber Choir. Handel’s Messiah. Guelph Chamber Choir, Gerald Neufeld, conductor, Alison MacNeill, accompanist; Meredith Hall, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Neal Banerjee, tenor; Alex Dobson, baritone; Musica Viva Orchestra on period instruments. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. ; (group of 4 or more); (30 and under/ st); (14 and under). Saturday December 30 ●●2:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. Lilla Galambos, soprano; Thomas Weinhappel, baritone; Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers; Strauss Symphony of Canada; Niels Muus, conductor. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 855-872-5000. -. Wednesday January 3 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Michael Adamson, violin and Philip Adamson, piano. Works by Beethoven, Martucci, Morris and Elgar. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). Thursday January 4 ●●12:00 noon: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Music at Noon. Katie Schlaikjer, cello. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. Wednesday January 10 ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Mike Lewis Plays His “F” List. Songs beginning with F. Mike Lewis, piano. Grace United Church (Barrie), 350 Grove St. E., Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. 3:30pm: tea and cookies . Thursday January 11 ●●12:00 noon: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Music at Noon. Guy Few, trumpet; Stephanie Mara, piano. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Scott St. John, Violin and Catherine Chi, Piano. Violin works by Willan, Grattan, Champagne and L. Smith. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). Friday January 12 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Mozart’s Jupiter. Hindemith: Overture to Cupid and Psyche; Elgar: Cello Concerto in e; Mozart: Prelude to Apollo and Hyacinthus; Mozart: Symphony No.41 in C “Jupiter”. Denise Djokic, cello; Tung- Chieh Chuang, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Jan 13. Saturday January 13 ●●3:00: 5 at the First Chamber Music Series. Piano Trio Masters: AYR Trio. Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major Op.70 No.1 “Ghost;” Staniland: Solstice Songs; Brahms: Trio in C major No.2 Op.87. AYR Trio: Yehonatan Berick, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano. First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton. 905-399-5125. ; (sr); (st/unwaged); free(under 12). ●●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. -. thewholenote.com December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 | 61

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