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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.

exploration of Rigoletto

exploration of Rigoletto and explore the way a timeless tale plays out through Verdi’s brilliant bel canto music. Toronto Public Library, Don Mills, 888 Lawrence Ave. E. Register by calling the Don Mills branch of the Toronto Public Library at 416-395-5710. Free. Master Classes ●●Jan 7 2:30: Li Delun Music Foundation & Steinway Piano Gallery. Piano Master Class and Conversation by Kum Sing Lee, jury of International Competitions Chopin (Warsaw). 2651 John St., Markham. canadaticketbox. com, 905-946-8040. , . ●●Jan 24 10am-12pm. University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Composition Master Classes with Nicole Lizée. Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park Cr. 416-408-0208. Free. Also Jan 26. Screenings ●●Dec 10 4:00: Toronto Jewish Film Society/Royal Conservatory of Music. The Concert. Film about Bolshoi conductor Andrei Simoniovich Filipov’s journey from disaster to triumph. Guest speaker: Jordan Klapman, musicologist. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x606. ; (18-35). In French and Russian with English subtitles. Also 7:30. ●●Jan 30 6:30: Royal Conservatory. Strad Style. Self-described “nobody” Danny Houck pours all his time and energy into his obsession: violins. When Danny befriends violin virtuoso Razvan Stoica on Facebook, he makes a rash fanboy promise to create a perfect replica E. The ETCeteras of a world-famous violin – Guarneri’s Il Cannone – for Stoica’s next concert. Jonathan Crow, concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, will bring along his own Guarneri and participate in a post-show Q&A. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Tickets at the door or at . Singalongs, Jams, Circles ●●Dec 3 2:30-5:00 Choral Bonanza Team. Messiah Sing-along. Handel: Messiah (Christmas Portion). Dr. Richard Heinzle, conductor; Sapphire Navaratnarajah, accompanist. Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 416-568-9838. Choral singers participation fee: . Suggested donation for concert: . Concert is at 7:00. Choral singers are asked to pre-register at if possible (required if you need a score: Watkins Shaw ed.). Soloists and orchestra musicians: no fee, please email a short resume to ●●Dec 20 7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Monthly Sacred Harp Singing. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. There are songbooks to borrow. Music room, Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC donation. 7:00: Short introductory workshop. ●●Jan 19 7:30-10:00: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Bring your recorders and music stand. 416-779-5750. Non-members . ●●Jan 21 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for Singers and Instrumentalists. Kodály’s Budávari Te Deum. Eszter Horvath, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-781-4745. ; (members). Spoken Word, Performance Art ●●Dec 3 7:00: Runnymede United Church. Annual Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Performed by Ben Heppner, Gill Deacon, Susan Ormiston, RH Thomson, Nancy Palk, Lisa Horner, and Jeff Douglas. 432 Runnymede Rd. . Tours ●●Jan 14 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Jan 21 & 28. Workshops ●●Dec 2 10am-5pm: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. From Rags to Reasonable! Financial Management / Planning for Artists with Chris Enns. Operatic tenor and certified financial planner Chris Enns discusses the basics of financial management, with such topics as budgeting with variable incomes (morning); and speaks about financial planning (afternoon). Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416- 362-1422. . ●●Dec 3 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Vincent Lauzer. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. . 416-779-5750. ●●Dec 3 2:30-5:00: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Artists New to Canada. Performer/composer Shahriyar Jamshidi, a recent newcomer to Canada; and musician, writer and teacher Marcelo Puente, who came to Toronto from Chile in 1974, share their experiences of establishing music careers in this country, providing guidance and suggestions for newcomer artists facing the same challenges. 918 Bathurst St. 416-362-1422. Free. ●●Jan 14 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by viol player Joelle Morton. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779- 5750. . ●●Feb 4 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Colin Savage. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750. . TORONTO SUMMER MUSIC COMMUNITY ACADEMY July 30-August 4 Attention adult amateur musicians! Join the artists of the Toronto Summer Music Festival for a week of music making and fun. Choose from three programs: Chamber Music Piano Masterclass with Angela Cheng Chamber Choir For application information, visit 68 | December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018

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