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Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018

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  • Toronto
  • December
  • January
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  • 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.

The magic of live opera

The magic of live opera with Jean Stilwell, Joni Henson & David Pomeroy Saturday Jan 13, 7:30pm Burlington southernontariolyricopera.com ●●8:00: Jeffery Concerts. Love Triangle. Haydn: Piano Trio No.45 in E-flat HobXV:29; Wijeratne: Love Triangle; Beethoven: Piano Trio No.7 in B-flat Op.97 “Archduke”. Gryphon Trio. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-672-8800. . ●●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 12. Sunday January 14 ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony. Korngold and Shostakovich. Beethoven: Overture to Leonore No.3; Korngold: Violin Concerto; Shostakovich: Symphony No.5. Jonathan Crow, violin. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530- 2050. From . ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. AYR Trio. Beethoven: Op.70/1 B. Concerts Beyond the GTA General admission. “Ghost”; Brahms: No.2 Op.87; Staniland: Solstice Songs. Angela Park piano; Yehonatan Berick, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 886-1673. ; (st). Tuesday January 16 ●●12:15: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Maureen Forrester Singers. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. Thursday January 18 ●●12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrews. Christopher Dawes, Organ. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:00 noon: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Music at Noon. Kimberly Barber, mezzo; Anna Ronai, piano; Christine Vlajk, viola. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. ●●7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Magisterra at the Museum: “Entartete Musik” - Music of the Holocaust. Works by Krása, Weiner, Morawetz, Klein and Schulhoff. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. 519-661- 0333. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Andre LaPlante, Piano. Schubert: Sonata in A D664; Liszt: Funerailles; Sposalizio; Chopin: Two Nocturnes; Sonata No. 2 “Funeral March”. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Friday January 19 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Casablanca: The Film with Live Orchestra. Evan Mitchell, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Jan 20. Saturday January 20 ●●2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Spectacular Strings. Margaret Wise Brown: The Runaway Bunny; and other works. Bénédicte Lauzière, concertmaster; Ann Baggley, narrator; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). ●●7:30: Barrie Concerts. Liszt’s Twelve Colossal Transcendental Études. Sheng Cai, piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. . ●●7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Honey and Rue. Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Previn: Honey and Rue; Ravel: Mother Goose (complete ballet). Claire de Sévigné, soprano; Bradley Thahuck, 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 Jan 21(2:30pm). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Capella Intima. Program TBA. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo; Bud Roach, tenor; David Roth, baritone. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Casablanca: The Film with Live Orchestra. Evan Mitchell, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Jan 19. Sunday January 21 ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Faculty Artist Series: Marjan Mozetich Retirement Concert. Mozetich: Bassoon Concerto; and other works. Katie Leger, bassoon. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533- 2424. -. ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Honey and Rue. Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Previn: Honey and Rue; Ravel: Mother Goose (complete ballet). Claire de Sévigné, soprano; Bradley Thahuck, 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 Jan 20(7:30pm). ●●4:30: Music At St. Thomas’. A Clarinet and Bassoon Duo Concert. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Poulenc and Koechlin. François Laurin-Burgess, clarinet; Antoine Saint-Onge, bassoon. St. Thomas’ Anglican Church (Belleville), 201 Church St., Belleville. 613-962- 3636. Admission by donation. Tuesday January 23 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Timothy White, trumpet; Lesley Kingham, piano. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free. Wednesday January 24 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Mauro Bertoli, Piano and Lucia Luque, Violin. Beethoven: Romance in F; Franck: Sonata; Schumann: Sonata No.1; Piazzolla: Gran Tango; Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Friday January 26 ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Encore! Professional Concert Series: Jump. Guy Few, trumpet and piano; Stephanie Mara, piano. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. .50; .50(sr/st); .50(child); (eyeGo). ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Pirates of Penzance. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Libretto by W.S. Gilbert. Tyrone Paterson, music director; Theodore Baerg, stage director. First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave, London. 519-672-8800. ; (sr/st). Also Jan 27, Feb 2, 3(all at 8pm), 4(2pm). Saturday January 27 DOVER QUARTET SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 2:00 p.m. CHAMBER MUSIC HAMILTON.CA ●●2:00: Chamber Music Hamilton. Dover String Quartet. Schumann: String Quartet No.2 in F major Op.41 No.2; Ullmann: String Quartet No.3; Zemlinsky: String Quartet No.2. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton. 905-525-7429. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony. Rachmaninoff and Beethoven. Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3; Beethoven: Symphony No.5. Avan Yu, piano. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613- 530-2050. From . Also Jan 28. ●●7:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Laurier Choirs. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519- 884-1970 x2432. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Pirates of Penzance. See Jan 26 for details. Sunday January 28 ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony. Rachmaninoff and Beethoven. Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3; Beethoven: Symphony No.5. Avan Yu, piano. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613- 530-2050. From . Also Jan 27. ●●3:00: Dundas Valley Orchestra. Afternoon at the Opera. Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra; Handel (arr. A. Luck): Largo from Xerxes; Gounod: Que fais-tu blanche tourterelle from Roméo et Juliette; Puccini: Quando m’en vo from La bohème; Weber: Overture to Oberon; and other works. Tessa Victoria Laengert, soprano; Rebecca Cuddy, mezzo; Dundas Celebration Singers; Laura Thomas, music director. St. Paul’s United Church (Dundas), 29 Park St. W., Dundas. 905-387-4773. Free; donations welcome. ●●7:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Laurier Jazz Ensemble. Maureen 62 | December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. ; (sr/st). Tuesday January 30 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Zoltan Kalman, clarinet; Erika Reiman, piano. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free. Thursday February 1 ●●12:00 noon: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Music at Noon. Faculty Woodwinds. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Composers & Improvisers Association, WLU Faculty of Music. Student composers and performers (woodwind quintet and flute/piano duo). KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Friday February 2 ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Pirates of Penzance. See Jan 26 for details. ●●8:00: Jeffery Concerts. Stories from Russia. Mendelssohn: Quartet in D Op.44, No.1; Janáček: String Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”; Beethoven: Quartet in F Op.59 No.1 “Razumovsky”. Calidore String Quartet. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-672-8800. . Saturday February 3 ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Fun with Fables. Maltz: Aesop’s Fables; Dorff: Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Woods: The Ugly Duckling. Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Cairns Hall, 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 Feb 4. ●●7:30: Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. Paris Bustle and Blues. Ravel: Ma mère l’oye and Bolero; Gershwin: An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue. Anastasia Rizikov, piano; Michael Newnham, conductor. Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-742-7469. -.50; (st). ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Pirates of Penzance. See Jan 26 for details. ●●8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Laurier Wind Orchestra. Wilfrid Laurier University, Theatre Auditorium, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. ; (sr/st). Sunday February 4 ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Pirates of Penzance. See Jan 26 for details. ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Fun with Fables. Maltz: Aesop’s Fables; Dorff: Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Woods: The Ugly Duckling. Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Cairns Hall, 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 Feb 3. Monday February 5 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Ensemble Made in Canada. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet; and other works. Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Rachel Mercer,cello; Angela Park, piano; Dionysis Grammenos, clarinet. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Tuesday February 6 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Voice students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free. Wednesday February 7 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Katie Schlajker, Cello and Heather Taves, Piano. Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op.73; Adagio and Allegro Op.70; Gesänge der Frühe, Op.133 (piano solo); 5 Stücke im Volkston, Op.102; and other works. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Student Composer Series. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. C. Music Theatre These music theatre listings contain a wide range of music theatre types including opera, operetta, musicals and other performance genres where music and drama combine. Listings in this section are sorted alphabetically by presenter. ●●Against the Grain Theatre. Bound. Music by George Frideric Handel, libretto by Joel Ivany. COC Jackman Studio, 227 Front St. E. 647-367-8943. . Opens Dec 14, 8pm. Runs to Dec 16. Thurs/Fri(8pm), Sat(6pm/9pm). ●●Alexander Showcase Theatre. A Musical Celebration! A 30th anniversary cabaret. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St. 416-324-1259. - . Opens Dec 9, 8pm. Also Dec 10(2pm). ●●Annex Singers. December Diaries: A Choral Drama. Jane Mallett Theatre, St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St E. 416-968-7747. ; (sr/st). Opens Dec 9, 7:30pm. Also Dec 10(3pm). New Year’s Eve • 7:00 pm Tickets: 416.872.4255 roythomsonhall.com Opera Stars, Chorus & Orchestra Roy Thomson Hall ●●Attila Glatz Concert Productions/Roy Thomson Hall. Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits. Selections from Così fan tutte, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, Tosca and others. Barbara Bargnesi and Francesca Sassu, sopranos; Carolyn Sproule, mezzo; David Pomeroy, tenor; Massimo Cavalletti, baritone. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. from . Dec 31, 7pm. ●●Burlington Performing Arts Centre. A Night at The Opera. Act II music from Bizet’s Carmen. Julie Nesrallah, mezzo; 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. Feb 3, 8pm. ●●Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Victrola. Libretto by David Kersnar and Jacqueline Russell. Works by Bizet, Mozart, Puccini and others. Members of the COC’s Ensemble Studio; Ashlie Corcoran, director. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. ; free(children under 12), Maximum of 2 free children’s tickets for each adult ticket sold. Additional children’s tickets . Dec 2, 11am. Also Dec 2(1:30pm); Dec 3(10:30am and 1:30pm). ●●Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Wirth Vocal Prize Showcase. Simone McIntosh, mezzo. 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. Dec 5, 12pm. RIGOLETTO VERDI JAN 20 – FEB 23 coc.ca ●●Canadian Opera Company. Rigoletto. Music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. -5. Opens Jan 20, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 23. Days and times vary, visit coc. ca for details. ●●Canadian Opera Company. The Abduction from the Seraglio. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner with adaptations by Gottlieb Stephanie. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. - 5. Opens Feb 7, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 24. Days and times vary, visit coc.ca for details. MOZART THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO FEB 2 – 25 coc.ca ●●Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Subscription Concert #2. Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel. Tryptych Concert & Opera. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. and up; (sr/st); free(under 12). 7:15pm: Pre-concert talk. Dec 9, 8pm. Also Dec 10(2pm). ●●Civic Light Opera Company. The Wizard of Oz. Music, lyrics and book by Joe Cascone and James P. Doyle, based on the film. Zion Cultural Centre, 1650 Finch Ave. E. 416-755- 1717. . Opens Nov 29, 7pm. Runs to Dec 10. Wed (7pm), Thurs-Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). Note: extra show Dec 9, 2pm. thewholenote.com December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 | 63

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