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Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018

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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.

anniversary of the death

anniversary of the death of Nathaniel Dett. Dr. Clipper Erickson, piano. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888 or nathenieldettchorale.org. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Charpentier: Actéon / Rameau: Pygmalion. Colin Ainsworth (Actéon & Pygmalion); Mireille Asselin (Diana & Amour); Allyson McHardy (Juno & Céphise); Jesse Blumberg, Christopher Enns, Meghan Lindsay, Cynthia Smithers; Anna Sharpe. Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Chorus of the Choir of the Theatre of Early Music (Daniel Taylor, chorus master); Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. From . Also Oct 27, 28(3pm), Nov 2, 3(4:30pm). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Best of Dance and Music. Works by Cage, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Allegri. Citadel + Cie; DanceTheatre David Earle; Tanya Howard, dancer; Andrew Burashko, piano; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir (Ivars Taurins, director). Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (st/under 30). Also Oct 26, 27. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. Korndorf: The Smile of Maud Lewis; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Sleeping Beauty (arr. Pletnev). Alina Ibragimova, violin; Andrey Boreyko, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Oct. 24, 27, 28(mat, at George Weston Recital Hall). Friday October 26 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Eben and others. Danielle Dudycha, soprano; John Holland, baritone; William Shookhoff, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: Marwan Khoury. Marwan Khoury, singer/songwriter/pianist. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. A. Concerts in the GTA 905-306-6000 or 1-888-805-8888. - 6; .20-3.40(sr/st). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Eugene Onegin. See Oct 4. Also Oct 30; Nov 3(4:30pm). ●●8:00: Arraymusic/Exquisite Beat Theatre. Rat-drifting 2: SlowPitchSound presents: Alternate Forest. SlowPitchSound; Lybido (dance/choreography); Aaron Dawson (video). Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647- 385-2068. -. Also Oct 27, 28(2pm). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Best of Dance and Music. Works by Cage, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Allegri. Citadel + Cie; DanceTheatre David Earle; Tanya Howard, dancer; Andrew Burashko, piano; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir (Ivars Taurins, director). Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (st/under 30). Also Oct 25, 27. ●●8:00: Civic Theatres Toronto. Goran Bregović and His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra. Balkan music. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. -. Jamey Haddad’s Under One Sun and Cyro Baptista’s Vira Loucos FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 8PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance IN THEIR OWN WORDS OCTOBER 26, 2018, 8 PM www.exultate.net ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. World Music Series: Jamey Haddad’s Under One Sun and Cyro Baptista’s Vira Loucos. Works By Villa-Lobos and others. Jamey Haddad and Cyro Baptista, percussion; Roberto Occipinti, bass; Kevin Breit, guitar; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Don’t Look Under the Bed. Music for Halloween. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; Free(child under 12). ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. In Their Own Words. Barber: Reincarnations; Runestad: The Peace of Wild Things; Brahms: O schöne Nacht; Hawley: Sonnet 43. Mark Ramsay, artistic director. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971- 9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●9:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists. Phantoms of the Organ. Many local organists share the bench to present spooky organ music for Halloween. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, 363-0331 ext 26. Donations welcome. Audience costumes encouraged. Saturday October 27 ●●2:00: Daniella Theresia and Suzanne Yeo. The Eternal Feminine. Laitman: The Years (song cycle); Hahn: La nuit; works inspired by Goethe’s Mignon by Schumann, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and Thomas; and works by Alma Mahler. Daniella Theresia, mezzo; Suzanne Yeo, piano. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 647-642-0333. . ●●3:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Time Passes. TCC Training Choirs and Choral Scholars. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Hadrian. See Oct 13. ●●7:00: Celebrity Symphony Orchestra. Polish Pride/Przeboje Niepodległej. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the regaining of Polish independence. Music by Paderewski and others. Tre Voci, tenors; Monika Węgiel, actress; Alexander Ładysz; Natalia Kovalenko, soprano; Arthur Wachnik; Lechowia Dance PRESENTS Company; Andrzej Rozbicki, conductor. Christian Performing Arts Centre, 1536 The Queensway. 416-255-0141. -. ●●7:00: Marcus Venables. Classical Brass. Bach: Violin Concerto; Rimsky-Korsakov: Clarinet Concerto; John Williams: Music from Schindler’s List; Climb Every Mountain. Katelyn Bird, soprano; North York Temple Band; Alessia Disimino, violin; Yasmeen Alli, clarinet. Salvation Army North York Temple, 25 Centre Ave. 647-869-6035. . ●●7:00: Opera Atelier. Charpentier: Actéon / Rameau: Pygmalion. See Oct 25. Also Oct 28(3pm); Nov 2(7:30pm), 3(4:30pm). ●●7:00: Thomas Gonder. Silent Film: King of Kings. 70th Anniversary of St. Matthew’s Concert. Thomas Gonder, organ. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Islington, 3962 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-622-1154. Free. ●●7:00: York University Department of Music. G.I.V.E: Gospel Inter-Varsity Explosion. York U Gospel Choir; gospel choirs from the University of Toronto, McMaster University and Humber College; Corey Butler, music director. Guests: Emboddiement. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Flute Street presents Masterpieces including the Toronto premiere of Andrew Downes Sonata for Flute Choir (op. 58) and repertoire by Bach, Beethoven, Bartok and Leonard Cohen. Sat, Oct 27, 7:30pm St Peter and St Simon’s Church Phantoms of the Organ! A Hallowe’en howl of unearthly delights! FRIDAY OCTOBER 26, 9PM Spooky organ music for Halloween. Audience costumes encouraged! Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen Street East 363-0331 ext 26 rcco.ca/toronto-on 50 | October 1 - November 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

●●7:30: Flute Street. Masterpieces. Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir Op.58; Bartók: Rumanian Dances; Cohen: Hallelujah; and works by Bach, Beethoven, Byrd, Handel and Mouret. Church of St. Peter and St. Simonthe-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-462-9498. ; (sr); (st). Cash only. ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: El Hob Kullo (All My Love) from Egypt to Morocco. Mahmoud Srour, violin; Fouad Zabadi, singer. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. -; .50-.50(sr/st). ●●7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Peter Pan. 1924 classic silent film with choral and organ accompaniment. Robert Cooper, conductor; Edward Moroney, organ. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-530-4428. ; (sr); (under 30); 0(family). ●●7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Slavic Devotion. Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Rachmaninoff: Vocalise and All-Night Vigil. Natalya Gennadi, soprano. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 647-345-7743. ; (sr); (st). Also Oct 28 (3 pm). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Hugues Leclère: Debussy, 12 Studies of Modernity. Piano recital. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. /(members); (sr/st). ●●8:00: Arraymusic/Exquisite Beat Theatre. Rat-drifting 2: SlowPitchSound presents: Alternate Forest. SlowPitchSound; Lybido (dance/choreography); Aaron Dawson (video). Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647- 385-2068. -. Also Oct 26, 28(2pm). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Best of Dance and Music. Works by Cage, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Allegri. Citadel + Cie; DanceTheatre David Earle; Tanya Howard, dancer; Andrew Burashko, piano; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir (Ivars Taurins, director). Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (st/under 30). Also Oct 25, 26. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Marc Toth - Complete Beethoven Sonatas Part IV. Beethoven: Sonata No.4 in E-flat Op.7 “Grand Sonata”; Sonata No.14 in c Op.27 No.2 “Moonlight”; Sonata No.26 in E-flat Op.81a “Les Adieux” (“Lebewohl”); Sonata No.31 in A-flat Op.110. Marc Toth, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra. Symphonic Watercolours. Saint-Saëns: Dance macabre; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Debussy: Nuages from Nocturnes; Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead; Ma Shui Long: The Peacock Flies Southeast. Jessica Kun, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ; $24(sr/st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage Series: Amanda Martinez and Kellylee Evans. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Beethoven and Brahms. Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F Op.93; Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat Op.83. Kara Huber, piano; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. spo.ca. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. Korndorf: The Smile of Maud Lewis; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Sleeping Beauty (arr. Pletnev). Alina Ibragimova, violin; Andrey Boreyko, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Oct. 24, 25, 28(mat, at George Weston Recital Hall). Sunday October 28 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles Kids Concert Series: Dorian Wind Quintet. Works by Bach, Perle, and Dvořák. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714, Ext. 103. . ●●2:00: Arraymusic/Exquisite Beat Theatre. Rat-drifting 2: SlowPitchSound presents: Alternate Forest. SlowPitchSound; Lybido (dance/choreography); Aaron Dawson (video). Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-385-2068. -. Also Oct 26(8pm), 27(8pm). ●●2:00: The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada. A Canadian Celebration. Guests: Pipes and Drums of The 48th Highlanders of Canada; Danielle Bourre. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-504-7529. . Beth Anne Cole THE BOOK “There was the ocean and the sky They were a painting in a book...” Oct 28, 3pm Gallery 345, Toronto ●●3:00: Gallery 345. The Book. A new contemporary chamber-piece of poetry and artsong written and performed by Beth Anne Cole. Composed by Beth Anne Cole with Martin van de Ven. Beth Anne Cole, voice; Tania Gill, piano; Martin van de Ven, clarinet; Arie Verheul van de Ven, viola. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345. . Cash at the door or by e-mail. ●●3:00: Opera Atelier. Charpentier: Actéon / Rameau: Pygmalion. See Oct 25. Also Nov 2(7:30pm), 3(4:30pm). ●●3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Slavic Devotion. Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Rachmaninoff: Vocalise and All-Night Vigil. Natalya Gennadi, soprano. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 647-345-7743. ; (sr); (st). Also Oct 27 (7:30 pm). ●●3:00: Symphony on the Bay. French Flair. Auber: Overture to La muette de Portici (The Mute Girl of Portici); Ravel: Boléro; Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905- 681-6000. ; .50(sr); $24.50(16-24); (under 16). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. Korndorf: The Smile of Maud Lewis; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Sleeping Beauty (arr. Pletnev). Alina Ibragimova, violin; Andrey Boreyko, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-598- 3375. .25-0.50. Also at Roy Thomson Hall on Oct. 24, 25, 27. ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Dorian Wind Quintet. Works by Bach, Perle and Dvořák. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922- 3714 ext.103. ; (under 30). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: A Tribute to Clifford Brown. Steve McDade, trumpet. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920- 5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Celebration Concert. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Czechoslovakia. Works by Dvořák. Zemlinsky String Quartet; Slávka Vernerová-Pěchočová, piano. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481- 7294. ; (st). ●●5:00: St. Olave’s Church. Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral of London, Ontario. Choral Evensong for St. Simon and St. Jude. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416- 769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Light supper to follow. ●●5:00: Vesnivka Choir. Commemorating Holodomor. Commemorating the 85th anniversary of Holodomor: Famine-Genocide in Ukraine. Works by Lawryshyn, Kuzmenko, Hurko and others. Elmer Iseler Singers; Gryphon Trio; Antonina Ermolenko, soprano; Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir; Halyna Kvitka Kondracki, music director. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-246-9880 or 416-763-2197. ; (sr/st). ●●7:00: Bach Chamber Youth Choir. Coffee House. Members of Bach Chamber Youth Choir; James Pinhorn, conductor. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416- 431-0790. ; (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts: Seong-Jin Cho. Works by Debussy and Chopin. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. SOLD OUT. 2:00: pre-concert talk. Monday October 29 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. What Makes It Great?® Schumann’s Piano Quintet. Rob Kapilow, host; Gryphon Trio and Friends. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto. Vesuvius Ensemble: Tale of Tales. Mariella Bertelli, storyteller. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-356-5016. ; free(child). Tuesday October 30 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Chamber Connections. Artists of the Glenn Gould School. thewholenote.com October 1 - November 7, 2018 | 51

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