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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.

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E. The ETCeteras Classified Advertising | decades of the past century in a new way through recent recordings. Info: or John Sharpe at 416-898-2549, or Annual membership: (regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors, donation accepted for refreshments. ●●Nov 14 6:00: North York Central Library. Salsa, Bolero, Cha-cha-cha! Bachata, Bembe, and More! Join our drum circle and learn basic Afro-Latin rhythms and drum techniques with instructor: Rodrigo Chavez, percussionist and Latin band leader. No musical background required. Auditorium, North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St. Free, registration required. 416-395-5639. ●●Dec 01 7:15: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Join us for a lovely and lively evening Christmas-related entertainment, refreshments included. St. Andrew’s Church, 117 Bloor St. E. Parking below off Hayden. (non-members). Tours ●●Nov 11 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Visit 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. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. (adults); (sr/ st). Also Nov 18 & 25. Tours are available in French on select dates. Workshops ●●Nov 03 10:30am. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday. a choral workshop for everyone who loves to sing. Join guest conductor Ross Inglis for Handel’s beloved Coronation Anthems, music and refreshments provided. Cameron Hall, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. 1585 Yonge St. . Info: singsation-saturdays ●●Nov 04 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Sophie Larivière. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. 416-779-5750. . ●●Nov 16 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque workshop for recorders and other early instruments. refreshments included. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853. Guests: . ●●Nov 18 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Reading for instrumentalists and singers with concentration on choruses and chorales. Joan Andrews, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 905-877-0671. ; (members). ●●Dec 07 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque workshop for recorders and other early instruments, refreshments included. Coach: Avery Mac- Lean. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853. Guests: . WholeNote CLASSIFIEDS can help you recruit new members for your choir, band or orchestra; find a new music director or accompanist; sell your banjo! Starting at only $24/issue. INQUIRE BY November 24 for the combined December/January issue. AUDITIONS & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Available pro bono positions with the KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA: Oboe, Horn, Trumpet, Violins, Violas, Violoncellos and Contrabasses. For information, visit or email BASS 2 OPPORTUNITY! SING AWESOME CHORAL MUSIC with other skilled singers! Perfect your electric guitar solo. Create incredible musical experiences! Excellent place to meet women. JOIN the Canadian Men’s Chorus’ NOW! Email TODAY BUY & SELL CLASSICAL RECORD AND CD COLLECTIONS WANTED. Minimum 350 units. Call, text or e-mail Aaron 416-471-8169 or A@A31.CA. FRENCH HORN: very nice Selmer double horn in excellent condition, with a hard case. Suitable for a committed student or working musician. BASS TROMBONE: King Dual Gravis with special Partch modifications, in excellent condition. TRUMPET Bach Stradivarius model 37 (never used); SAXOPHONE Bundy Selmer alto; BASSOON Linton; TENOR saxophone, Yamaha. Phone 416-964-3642. VIOLINS BY EUROPEAN VIOLIN MAKER call after 6pm 905-886-7374. Weekends anytime. WHAT’S IN YOUR CLOSET? Does your old guitar gently weep? Give that nice old If you can read this, thank a music teacher. PRECIOUS MEMORIES & PERFORMANCES transferred to CD, DVD. records | tapes VHS | Hi-8 | mini DV slides | photos | clippings RESTORED & PRESERVED ArtsMediaProjects 416-910-1091 accordion / clarinet / drum kit a new life with a WholeNote classified! Ads start at just $24.00 INQUIRE BY November 24 for the combined DECEMBER/JANUARY edition. INSTRUCTION FRIENDLY, WISE PIANO TEACHER with loyal following and buckets of patience. Conservatory washouts and hesitant adult beginners most welcome. Lovely Cabbagetown studio. “Best teacher ever!” - Beaches tween. “Beats studying with those Quebec nuns!” - Rosedale senior. Peter Mose, 416.923.3060. (This might change your life.) FLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS. RCM Certified Advanced Specialist. Samantha Chang, FTCL, FLCM, LRAM, PGDip, ARCT. 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BLUE PAGES 2018/19 The WholeNote 19th Annual Blue Pages: SUPPLEMENT, November 2018 Welcome to the following six presenters whose member profiles were received too late to publish in our October 2018 Blue Pages directory, now online, and updated year-round, at For more information about WholeNote membership please contact Karen Ages at or by phone at 416-323-2232 x26. ●● Canzona Chamber Players Now in our 16th season, this year’s 2018-2019 Canzona Chamber Music concert series features some of Canada’s most talented musicians, coming together to collaborate for your entertainment. Performers include Concert Masters of NACO and the Edmonton Symphony, Yosuke Kawasaki and Robert Uchida, cellist Joseph Johnson and clarinetist Miles Jacques of the TSO, and many more. This Winter/Spring, join us for fresh interpretations of musical classics, including a masterful rendition of Mozart’s “Gran Partita,” conducted by music director Evan Mitchell of the Kingston Symphony in May. This season we will have six concerts with two performances of each program in two locations: St. Andrew-bythe-Lake Church on beautiful Toronto Island, and St. George-the-Martyr Martyr Church, located at 197 John Street in the heart of the city. Brunches are available by reservation at our Sunday Island performances. For more information, visit our website, send us an email and/or follow our Facebook page “Canzona Chamber Players.” Jonathan Krehm 416-822-0613 ●●FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is a 95,000 square foot cultural complex comprised of four state-of-the-art performance venues that host a signature presentation of international and local performing artists. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre plays a vital role in the renaissance of downtown St. Catharines, serving as the catalyst in modernizing the area and reinforcing the brilliance of Niagara region’s diverse cultural cluster. Jordy Yack 905-688-5601, x3614 ●●Orchestra Toronto One of Canada’s longest-running and best-loved community orchestras, Orchestra Toronto is an orchestra created by passionate musicians within the community – for the community. We offer the enjoyment of music, the fostering of education, music appreciation and the support of emerging Canadian talent. Our organization of volunteers is committed to making symphonic music accessible to a broad and diverse public beyond the concert hall. With a concert season of five performances in the splendid acoustic of the George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, we offer musical excellence, a warm sense of community, and innovative programs. Our commitment to music in the community extends beyond our schedule of weekly rehearsals and five performances: we offer student fellowships for accomplished musicians under age 18; five annual conducting apprenticeships; and an annual concerto competition for young soloists. Jennie Worden 416-467-7142 ●●Reaching Out Through Music Founded in 2007, Reaching Out Through Music provides musical opportunities to the youth of St. James Town, one of North America’s most densely-populated and ethnically diverse communities. We seek to enrich children’s lives by offering active participation in choral, instrumental, and other programs, including the opportunity to attend some of the myriad concerts in the City of Toronto. We create social opportunities for children by encouraging them to share a love of music, performance and teamwork through collaborative choral and instrumental ensembles. A critical part of child development, music education provides children with cognitive and emotional benefits that have a lifelong impact on learning and social skills. ROTM has a tradition of hosting benefit concerts yearly (often with popular silent auctions), featuring both worldrenowned artists and our own students. Under the direction of Cheryll Chung, and assisted by Jacqueline Teh, the St. James Town Children’s Choir is expanding and increasing the number of musical learning opportunities for its members, culminating in a Gala Fundraising concert on April 27, 2019. Our dedicated teachers and volunteers look forward to an enriching season. Virginia Evoy 416-421-8518 ●●Show One Productions For over a decade, Svetlana Dvoretsky and Show One Productions have presented some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, ballet companies, dance and theatre productions in Canada. Show One is responsible for many debuts and has produced very special collaborations, including a big ticket premiere of the play “Brodsky/Baryshnikov” that featured the longawaited return of Mikhail Baryshnikov to Toronto, and the world premiere of the exclusive, oncein-a-lifetime performance by Dmitri Hvorostovsky with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov in an unprecedented gala evening at the Canadian Opera Company (COC) this past season. The upcoming Show One season will feature a rare recital by our beloved Sondra Radvanovsky at Koerner Hall; the world-renowned Slava Snow Show; and the Eifman Ballet featuring their brilliant production “Tchaikovsky”, as well as the return of the Vakhtangov Theatre with the play “Masquerade.” Further compelling projects are continually added to the roster. Check our website for more details. Svetlana Dvoretskaia 416-737-6785 ●●Ukrainian Art Song Project The Ukrainian Art Song Project (UASP) is a ground-breaking initiative that aims to record and publish over 1,000 art songs by 26 of Ukraine’s greatest composers under its Musica Leopolis label. Equally important is introducing Ukrainian art songs to vocal students along with audiences everywhere through its annual Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute, published anthologies and regular live performances. Artistic director and founder, British bass-baritone Pavlo Hunka, has assembled a stellar cast of Canadian operatic performers both for recordings and performances. The principal piano accompanist for the project is Albert Krywolt. Since 2004, the label has recorded 388 dramatic songs by composers such as Lysenko, Stetsenko, Stepovyi, Turkewich, Barvinsky, O. Nyzhankivsky, Volynsky and N. Nyzhankivsky. The latest compilation, Galicians II, can be heard on the UASP website. Musical scores for Ukrainian art songs are published on the UASP website in the Ukrainian Millennium Foundation Online World Library and are available for download free of charge. Plans for 2019 include live performances and the annual Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute in August. Please visit us at or Facebook for further details. Lessia Tkach 416-346-8283 November 2018 | 65

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