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Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018

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Reluctant arranger! National Ballet Orchestra percussionist Kris Maddigan on creating the JUNO and BAFTA award-winning smash hit Cuphead video game soundtrack; Evergreen by name and by nature, quintessentially Canadian gamelan (Andrew Timar explains); violinist Angèle Dubeau on 20 years and 60 million streams; two children’s choirs where this month remembrance and living history must intersect. And much more, online in our kiosk now, and on the street commencing Thursday November 1.

Celebrating Michael

Celebrating Michael Koerner @ 90 KOERNER’S CHOICE Sunday December 2 BETTY OLIPHANT THEATRE www.NewMusicConcerts.com Milhaud: La création du monde. Ben Heppner, tenor; John Hess, piano; David Hetherington, cello; Max Christie, bass clarinet; New Music Concerts Ensemble; Robert Aitken, director. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416- 961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm: pre-concert talk. Monday December 3 ●●7:30: Chorisma. Joy of Christmas. Susan Ryman, soprano; Alexa Ball, flute; Damon Richard, percussion; Robert Richardson, conductor; Lona Richardson, accompaniment. Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905-731-8318. Food donation and freewill offering. In aid of Thornhill Christmas Assistance Program. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Guitar Orchestra. Jeffrey McFadden, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Tuesday December 4 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Wirth Vocal Prize In Recital. Anna-Sophie Neher, soprano; Magdalena von Eccher, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. A. Concerts in the GTA ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Gillian Chreptyk, trumpet. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Nick Veltmeyer, organ. 65 Church St. 416-365-7865. Free. Donations welcome. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir FESTIVAL OF CAROLS Guest Conductor Howard Dyck December 4 & 5 tmchoir.org ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festival of Carols. Stephanie Martin: An Earthly Tree; Alban Berg: Es ist ein Reis enstsprungen; Mendelssohn: Ave Maria; Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (arr. Stefan Claas); and audience sing-along of popular Christmas carols. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army; Toronto Youth Choir; Howard Dyck, guest conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408-0208. -; (Voxtix for patrons 30 and under). Also Dec 5. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Contemporary Music Ensembles. Wallace Hallady, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Civic Theatres Toronto. Jazz at the George: Dianne Reeves - Christmas Time Is Here. Holiday music. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985- 2787. -. CHRIS BOTTI TUE DEC 4 ◆ 8 PM ROYTHOMSONHALL.COM ●●8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. Chris Botti, trumpet. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75-9.75. Wednesday December 5 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Aaron James, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Imre Olah, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Music from the Claudia Quintet Playbook. McGill Jazz Sextet; John Hollenbeck, director. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●7:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festival of Carols. Stephanie Martin: An Earthly Tree; Alban Berg: Es ist ein Reis enstsprungen; Mendelssohn: Ave Maria; Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (arr. Stefan Claas); and audience sing-along of popular Christmas carols. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army; Toronto Youth Choir; Howard Dyck, guest conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408-0208. - ; (Voxtix for patrons 30 and under). Also Dec 4. ●●7:30: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. An Indigo Christmas Black Virgin … Great Joy. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. nathanieldett.org. $TBA. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●7:30: Toronto Choral Society. Navidad Nuestra (Our Christmas). Ramirez: Misa Criolla. Geoffrey Butler, conductor; Cassava (Latin ensemble); Ernesto Cárdenas, tenor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. String Chamber Ensemble. Mark Fewer, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Thursday December 6 ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. PianoFest. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Also Dec 8(7pm) & 9(2:30pm). ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Presents: Germaine Liu and Sarah Hennies, Percussion. Works by Liu and Hennies. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. General: /(adv); CMC Members/arts workers: /(adv); Students: /(adv). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Home Alone in Concert. Resonance Youth Choir; Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -6. Also Dec 7, 8(mat & eve). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School’s Annual Holiday Spectacular! 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Gryphon Trio. Frehner: Bytown Waters (Toronto premiere); Brahms: Piano Trio in C Op.87; and works by Mozart, Silvestrov and Pärt. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50- ; (st). 54 | November 1 - December 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

December 6 at 8pm GRYPHON TRIO Friday December 7 ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: A Very Foggy Christmas. Coffee-housestyle folk music concert. The Foggy Hogtown Boys. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. Hour-long Christmas pageant. 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x301. Suggested donation: ; (child). Also Dec 8(4:30), 9(4:30), 14(7:30), 15(4:30), 16(4:30), 21(7:30), 22(4:30 & 7:30), 23(4:30 & 7:30 pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Home Alone in Concert. Resonance Youth Choir; Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -6. Also Dec 8(mat & eve). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Ridout: Jubilee; De Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas; Glazunov: Violin Concerto No.1 in a Op.82; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 in g Op.13 “Winter Dreams”. Gena van Oosten, mezzo; Julia Mirzoev, violin; Uri Meyer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. A Classic Christmas. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; Free(child under 12). ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Winter’s Night with You. Quartel: A Winter Day; Raminsh: In the Night We Shall Go In; Webb: The Winter Lakes; Lightfoot: Song for a Winter’s Night. Mark Ramsay, artistic director. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Hide the Moon and Stars Album Release Concert. Bryn Roberts, piano; Lage Lund, guitar. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Paquito D’Rivera with the Harlem Quartet. Bolcom: Three Rags for String Quartet; Debussy: Second movement from String Quartet in g Op.10; Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Op.34; Paquito D’Rivera: Suite aires tropicales; and Counterpoint Community Orchestra Andrew Chung Music Director and Conductor other works. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -95. ●●8:00: Upper Canada Choristers/Cantemos Latin Ensemble. Christmas Cheer. Works by Britten, Rutter, Courtney, Zéspedes, Velasco and others. Valerie Abels, narrator; Christian Sharpe, bassoon; Hye Won Ceilia Lee, piano, Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510. ; Free(teen/child acc. by adult). 2018–2019 CONCERT SERIES Christmas Day SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 TH AT 4 P.M. 3 concerts for 2018/19 SUBSCRIPTION 35 th ANNIVERSARY DEC 15, 2018 Holiday Extravaganza Mother Goose Suite, The Sound of Music and seasonal favourites by Leroy Anderson MAR 2, 2019 Folk Melodies Smetana’s Moldau and Brahms’ Hungarian Dances JUNE 8, 2019 Happy 35 th Anniversary! Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations Andrew Ascenso, cello ccorchestra.org ESG CHOIR AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Featuring Holst's Christmas Day, Ruth Watson Henderson’s Peaceful This Quiet Night and other seasonal favourites SHAWN GRENKE, CONDUCTOR KRISTA RHODES, PIANO ANDREW ADAIR, ORGAN JOHN BROWNELL, PERCUSSION 35 LYTTON BLVD. TORONTO 416.481.1141 www.esgunited.org Search listings by genre online at thewholenote.com/just-ask thewholenote.com November 1 - December 7, 2018 | 55

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