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Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018

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  • October
  • Toronto
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Presenters, start your engines! With TIFF and "back-to-work" out of the way, the regular concert season rumbles to life, and, if our Editor's Opener can be trusted, "Seeking Synergies" seems to be the name of the game. Denise Williams' constantly evolving "Walk Together Children" touching down at the Toronto Centre for the Arts; the second annual Festival of Arabic Music and Arts expanding its range; a lesson in Jazz Survival with Steve Wallace; the 150 presenter and performer profiles in our 19th annual Blue Pages directory... this is an issue that is definitely more than the sum of its parts.

Amphitheatre, Four

Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Student Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO OCTOBER 4, 2018 | 1.30 PM POULENC TRIO James Austin Smith, oboe Bryan Young, bassoon Irina Kaplan Lande, piano Tickets 416-923-7052 | wmct.on.ca A. Concerts in the GTA TORONTO DEBUT ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon. Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style; Viet Cuong: Trains of Thought; Shostakovich: Two Pieces; Poulenc: Trio; Previn: Trio. Poulenc Trio: James Austin Smith, oboe; Bryan Young, bassoon; Irina Kaplan Lande, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Centrediscs Album Launch: Srul Iving Glick - Suites Hébraïques. Glick: Suite Hébraïque; and other works. Wallace Halladay, saxophone; Angela Park, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416- 961-6601. Free with RSVP to musiccentre.ca/ suites-hebraiques-launch. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Eugene Onegin. Music by Tchaikovsky. Gordon Bintner, bass-baritone (Eugene Onegin); Joyce EUGENE ONEGIN Tchaikovsky SEPT 30 – NOV 3, 2018 coc.ca El-Khoury, soprano (Tatyana); Varduhi Abrahamyan, mezzo (Olga); Joseph Kaiser, tenor (Lensky); Oleg Tsibulko, bass (Prince Gremin); Robert Carsen, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -5. Opera runs Sep 30-Nov 3. Start times vary. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Fall for Dance North Festival: Paz de la Jolla. See Oct 2. Also Oct 5, 6(2pm). ●●7:30: York Region Chamber Music. Cheng- Lau Piano Duo: Movie Music Live! Lau: New arrangements of music from classic movie blockbusters. Victor Cheng, piano; Kevin Lau, piano. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. .70+tax. Audience will be seated on stage with the performers. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. The Jerry Cans and New North Collective. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler Symphony 5. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Mahler: Symphony No.5. Javier Perianes, piano; Han-Na Chang, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Oct. 3. Friday October 5 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Norman Brown, baritone. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. Countertenor Madness! Purcell: Sound the Trumpet; Jones: Sweet Kate; Though Your Strangeness; Handel: Dove sei from Rodelinda; L’empio sl’eale from Giulio Cesare; Vivaldi: Delizie contente from Giasone; Anonymous: Come Again; and other works. Daniel Taylor, César Aguilar, Ian Sabourin, Benjamin Shaw, Ryan McDonald, countertenors; Miguel Brito, piano; Jesús Cortés, tenor. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6091. . ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Fall for Dance North Festival: Paz de la Jolla. See Oct 2. Also Oct 6(2pm). ●●8:00: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Music That Runs Milennia Deep. The Mystical Udumbara; Sorrow Melts Away; Taiwanese Dance; and other works. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-1255. -9. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Kinetic: Songs of Lake Volta. Works by Joe Sheehan. Kinetic; Kassia Ensemble; Joe Sheehan, piano. Guest: Drew Jurecka, violin. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Leon Dadoun. In Concert: Floydium and Pretzel Logic. Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. 416-708-0984. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts Orchestre Métropolitain and Nicholas Angelich. Nicolas Gilbert: Avril (Ontario premiere); Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 in g, Op.40; Sibelius: Symphony No.1 in e, Op.39. Nicholas Angelich, piano; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -150. Pre-concert Talk at 7pm. Saturday October 6 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Fall for Dance North Festival: Paz de la Jolla. See Oct 2. ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters Chamber Series: Quintessential Boccherini. Boccherini: String Quintet. Elisa Citterio, violin; Cristina Zacharias, violin; Brandon Chui, viola; Christina Mahler, cello; Allen Whear, cello. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. . Also Oct 3(at Church of the Holy Trinity). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Jazz at the Gallery: Thanksgiving Jazz Trio. Paul Novotny, bass; Mark Eisenman, piano; Barry Elmes, percussion. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE 20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with Strings Saturday, October 6, 8pm CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER ●●8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. Brown Paper Packages Tied up with Strings. Works by Purcell, Handel, Rosenmuller and others. Guest: Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. ifuriosi.com. ; (sr/st/underemployed). ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Murderous Little World. Bouchard: Murderous Little World. Multi-media performance with Bellows & Brass; Keith Turnbull, stage director. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416- 961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). Linda Bouchard murderous little world Betty Oliphant Theatre Sat. Oct. 06 @ 404 Jarvis St. www.NewMusicConcerts.com 7:15pm: pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Scaramella. A Scots Musical Museum. Scottish tunes from the 1787 Scots Musical Museum, with read and sung texts by poet Robert Burns. Nils Brown, tenor and guitar; Donna Brown, soprano; Kate Bevan- Baker, violin; David Gossage, flute; Joëlle Morton, bass; Dorothéa Ventura, harpsichord; Ronnie O’Byrne, narrator. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. ; (sr); (st); free(14 and under). Sunday October 7 ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Memorial Concert Celebrating the Life of Peter Longworth. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. Contact eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-the-lifeof-peter-longworth-tickets-49450894958 to confirm attendance. Free. ●●7:00: Aga Khan Museum. Tabla Legacy. Pandit Anindo, tabla; Anubrata Chatterjee, tabla; Near East. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646- 4677. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Snaggle. Snaggle Featuring Brownman Ali. Funky, groovy electric jazz. Nick Maclean, synth; Brownman Ali, trumpet; Conrad Gluch, tenor sax; David Riddel, electric guitar; and others. Mây Cafe, 876 Dundas St. W. snaggle251@gmail.com. /(adv). Tuesday October 9 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: The Best of Rossini. Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio. 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. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. 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. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Nick Veltmeyer, organ. 44 | October 1 - November 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Blue Suede Tunes. Music of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Darin, Chuck Berry, and more. Frankie Moreno, vocalist; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .25- 7. Also Oct 10(mat), 10(eve). Wednesday October 10 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Series: Haydn and Beethoven - Viennese Masters. String quartets by Haydn and Beethoven. Rosebud String Quartet. 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. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Brenda Leach, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Imre Olah, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Blue Suede Tunes. Music of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Darin, Chuck Berry, and more. Frankie Moreno, vocalist; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- .75. Also Oct 9, 10(eve). VIVALDI CON AMORE Oct 10–14, 2018 Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre tafelmusik.org Nov 3(4:30pm). ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. The Jim Cuddy Band. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. - . Also Oct 11. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Blue Suede Tunes. Music of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Darin, Chuck Berry, and more. Frankie Moreno, vocalist; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .25- 7. Also Oct 9, 10(mat). Thursday October 11 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Series: The Mathieus’ Piano. Works for two and four hands by André Mathieu, Rodolphe Mathieu, Mozart, Debussy and Gershwin. Rosemarie Duval-Laplante, piano; Jean-Michel Dubé, piano. 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. ●●7:00: Jazz at the Library/Toronto Downtown Jazz. Dave Young Trio. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St. 416-395-5639. Free. ●●7:30: Civic Theatres Toronto. Casino Royale In Concert. Casino Royale screening accompanied by live full orchestra. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -2. Also Oct. 12. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant New Music Festival XIII: The Halluci Nation. Tasman Richardson; See Monsters; Creeasian featuring Bear Witness. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members/st). ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. The Jim Cuddy Band. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. - . Also Oct 10. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi con amore. See Oct 10. Also Oct 12, 13, 14(3:30pm), 16(8pm – George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Elizabeth and Friends: A Night Among the Stars. Music from Gilbert & Sullivan to Broadway. Elizabeth DeGrazia, soprano; Gabrielle Prata, mezzo; Keith Klassen, tenor; Robert Longo, baritone. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 416- 922-2912. . 6:30 reception. Friday October 12 Trio. Works by Cras, Ermend-Bonnal and Roussel. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416- 922-2014. /(members); (sr/st). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant New Music Festival XIII: The Halluci Nation. Maria Chavez; Geronimo Inutiq; respectfulchild. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204- 1080. /(adv); (st/members). ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Strawbs Electric. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. -. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Six Pianos. Reich: Six Pianos; and works by Ristic, Cage, Lutosławski, Louie and McPhee. Russell Hartenberger, Greg Oh, Jamie Parker, Stephanie Chua, Ryan Scott and Midori Koga, pianos. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. (416) 408-0208 or bit. ly/2PofcVD. -.50. ●●8:00: Stereo Live. Rosebud String Quartet. Haydn: String Quartet in E Op.54 No.3; Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Op.130. Aaron Schwebel, violin; Sheila Jaffé, violin; Keith Hamm, viola; Leana Rutt, cello. Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St. W. 416- 597-0227. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi con amore. See Oct 10. Also Oct 13, 14(3:30pm), 16(8pm – George Weston Recital Hall). ●●10:00: Polyphonic Ground/RPM/Uma Nota. Uma Nota Fall Jam. Traditional music of Haiti with Afro-Latin grooves, Afrobeat, reggae and hip hop. Vox Sambou, Juana Go-gó, and DJ General Eclectic. The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. 647-938-0933. -. Saturday October 13 ●●2:00: Music Gallery. X Avant New Music Festival XIII: The Halluci Nation. Sampler Café with Creeasian. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. Free. ●●6:00: Aga Khan Museum. Noor. Written by Erum Khan. Generous Friend, performers; LAL, electronic music duo; Anwar Khurshid, sitar; Erin Brubacher, stage director. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. Free with Museum admission. Live rehearsals Oct 2-6 & 9-11 during Museum hours. Previews: Oct 13(6pm), 16(2pm & 8pm). Performances: Oct 17-21 (various times). ●●7:00: Amy Dodington presents. Autumn Reverie. 19th and early 20th century folk, parlour, and art songs. Amy Dodington, soprano; Doreen Uren Simmons, piano. Fairlawn Avenue United Church, 28 Fairlawn Ave. 416- 254-1572. ; (child). WORLD PREMIERE HADRIAN Music by Rufus Wainwright Libretto by Daniel MacIvor OCT 13 – 27 coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Hadrian. Music by Rufus Wainwright with libretto by Daniel MacIvor. Thomas Hampson, baritone (Hadrian); Karita Mattila, soprano (Plotina); Isaiah Bell, tenor (Antinous); Ambur Braid, soprano (Sabina); Ben Heppner, tenor (Dinarchus); and others; Peter Hinton, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. - 5. Opera runs Oct 13-27. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Music on Main. In Concert. Works by Verdi, Rossini, Wagner, Mozart, Vaughan Williams and others. Lisa Faieta, soprano; Johnathon Kirby, baritone; Vlad Soloviev, piano. Trinity United Church (Newmarket), 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. 905-895-4851. ; (st). ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. William Byrd: Loyal Subject and Subversive. Byrd: Mass for Four Voices; The Great Service; and other works. ●●7:00: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi con amore. Vivaldi: Violin Concertos “L’amoroso” & “L’amato bene”; Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 oboes in C; Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D. Elisa Citterio, violin and conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964- 6337. and up. Also Oct 11, 12, 13, 14(mat), 16(at George Weston Recital Hall). ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. Piano Therapy Concert. Horvat: original works. Frank Horvat, solo piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416- 961-6601. ; (st/arts workers/mental health clients and workers). In conjunction with World Mental Health Day. Half of ticket sales donated to Stella’s Place and The Centre for Mindfulness Studies; reps on hand to answer questions. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Eugene Onegin. See Oct 4. Also Oct 18, 20, 26, 30; ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Chopin, Liszt and Granados. Cathy Yang, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: 3 in the 6ix. #1 of 3: Cothurnus. Lili Boulanger: D’Un Matin du Printemps; Morawetz: Four Duets for flute and bassoon; Ping Yee Ho: Cothurnus; Jolivet: Pastorales de Noel; Farrenc: Trio in e Op.45. Laurel Swinden, flute; Kristin Day, bassoon; Talisa Blackman, piano. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-578-6993. ; (sr/st/arts workers); (under 18). ●●7:30: Civic Theatres Toronto. Casino Royale In Concert. Casino Royale screening accompanied by live full orchestra. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -2. Also Oct. 11. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Des Équilibres Ensemble: A Journey by String thewholenote.com October 1 - November 7, 2018 | 45

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