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Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019

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When is a trumpet like a motorcycle in a dressage event? How many Brunhilde's does it take to change an Elektra? Just two of the many questions you've been dying to ask, to which you will find answers in a 24th annual combined December/January issue – in which our 11 beat columnists sift through what's on offer in the upcoming holiday month, and what they're already circling in their calendars for 2019. Oh, and features too: a klezmer violinist breathing new life into a very old film; two New Music festivals in January, 200 metres apart; a Music & Health story on the restorative powers of a grassroots exercise in collective music-making; even a good reason to go to Winnipeg in the dead of winter. All this and more in Vol 24 No 4, now available in flipthrough format here.

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●●8:00: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto. Vesuvius Ensemble: Christmas in Southern Italy. Guest: Tommaso Sollazzo. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-356- 5016. ; free(child). Also Dec 23. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 17. Also Dec 23. ●●8:00: York Symphony Orchestra. YSO Holiday Spectacular. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 416-410- 0860. ; (sr); (st). Also 3:30pm and Dec 14, 8pm, Richmond Hill. Sunday December 23 ●●10:30am: St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Uxbridge). Jazzed Christmas Celebration. Add Water and Stir Jazz Quintet; St. Paul’s Choir. 59 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. 905-852- 7016. Free. Religious service. ●●11:00am: Metropolitan United Church. Worship Service. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols. Metropolitan Choir; Janice Lindskoog, harp. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), Sunday, December 23 11 am Worship Service with Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols Janice Lindskoog, harp & the Metropolitan Choir Monday, December 24 5 pm Christmas at Queen nativity pageant on our front steps 11pm Candlelight Christmas Eve Service with the Metropolitan Choir For more information, contact Dr. Patricia Wright at patriciaw@metunited.org or 416-363-0331 ext. 26. 56 Queen Street East, Toronto www.metunited.org MetUnited Music A. Concerts in the GTA MetUnitedMusic 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free; donations welcome. Religious service. ●●1:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also 5:30pm. Also Dec 27(1pm & 5:30pm); 28(7pm); 29(2pm & 7pm); 30(1pm & 5:30pm). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 17. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Nick Veltmeyer, organ. 65 Church St. 416-365-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●4:00: Church of St. Peter and St. Simonthe-Apostle. Nine Lessons and Carols. A candlelight, traditional selection of Carols and Readings. Works by Willan, Holman, Praetorius and Rutter. 525 Bloor St. E. 416- 923-8714. Free. Mince tart and mulled wine reception follows. ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 7. Also Dec 23(7:30pm). ●●4:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Nine Lessons and Carols. A traditional candlelight choral presentation featuring choirs and musicians. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Goodwill offering. Religious service. ●●5:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also Dec 27(1pm & 5:30pm); 28(7pm); 29(2pm & 7pm); 30(1pm & 5:30pm). ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 7. ●●8:00: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto. Vesuvius Ensemble: Christmas in Southern Italy. Guest: Tommaso Sollazzo. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-356- 5016. ; free(child). Also Dec 22. Monday December 24 ●●5:00: Metropolitan United Church. Christmas at Queen. Nativity pageant on the front steps. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free; donations welcome. ●●7:00: St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto). Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. St. Andrew’s Choir; Aldbury Garden Brass Quintet; Dan Bickle, organ. 73 Simcoe St. 416- 593-5600 x220. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●10:00: Church of St. Peter and St. Simonthe-Apostle. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. A candlelight, traditional selection of Carols and Readings. 525 Bloor St. E. 416-923- 8714. Goodwill offering. Religious service. ●●11:00: Metropolitan United Church. Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. Metropolitan Choir. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free; donations welcome. Religious service. ●●11:00: St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto). Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. St. Andrew’s Choir; Dan Bickle, organ. 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x220. Freewill offering. Religious service. Tuesday December 25 ●●10:30am: Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle. Christmas Day Joyful Celebration. 525 Bloor St. E. 416-923-8714. Goodwill offering. Religious service. Thursday December 27 ●●1:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also 5:30pm. Also Dec 28(7pm); 29(2pm & 7pm); 30(1pm & 5:30pm). ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Island Concert: Clarinet Quintets. Csaba Koczó, violin; Catherine Cosbey, violin; Rory McLeod, viola; Robin Howe, cello; Jonathan Krehm, clarinet. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. 416-822-0613. . Brunch at 12:30pm . Also Jan 28(7:30pm, St. George the Martyr Church). ●●5:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also Dec 28(7pm); 29(2pm & 7pm); 30(1pm & 5:30pm). Friday December 28 ●●7:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also Dec 29(2pm & 7pm); 30(1pm & 5:30pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Die Fledermaus. Music by Johann Strauss. Lara Ciekiewicz, soprano; Caitlin Wood, soprano; Adam Fisher, tenor; Elizabeth Beeler, soprano; Derek Bate, conductor; Guillermo Silva- Marin, stage director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800- 708-6754. . Also Dec 29, 30(3pm), 31, Jan 2. Saturday December 29 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also 7pm. Also Dec 30(1pm & 5:30pm). ●●7:00: Danie Friesen. Blitzkrieg Cabaret. Weill: Lost in the Stars; Youkali Tango; Speak Low; Mack the Knife; Surabaya Johnny; and other works. Performers: Danie Friesen; Hilary June Hart; Jackson Welchner; Michael Louis Johnson. Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. 647-637-7491. . ●●7:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also Dec 30(1pm & 5:30pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Die Fledermaus. See Dec 28. Also Dec 30(3:00); 31; Jan 2. Sunday December 30 ●●1:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also 5:30pm. ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Die Fledermaus. See Dec 28. Also Dec 31; Jan 2. ●●5:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Monday December 31 New Year’s Eve • 7:00 pm 416.872.4255 roythomsonhall.com Four Opera Stars, Chorus & Full Orchestra Roy Thomson Hall ●●7:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits. Selections from Turandot, La traviata, Rigoletto, Magic Flute and other operas. Sera Gösch, soprano; Ekaterina Kudryavtseva, soprano; Gergely Boncsér, tenor; Johannes Kammler, baritone; Opera Canada Symphony and Chorus; Michelangelo Mazza, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. Starting at . ●●7:30: Free Times Cafe. 60’s Folk Revival - Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone? Dinner and Show. 320 College St. 416-967-1078. 0. Live music audience singalong tribute to the songs of the 1960’s Folk Revival. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Die Fledermaus. See Dec 28. Also Jan 2. Tuesday January 1 416.872.4255 roythomsonhall.com January 1 • 2:30 pm Roy Thomson Hall ●●2:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. Waltzes, polkas and operetta excerpts. Hege Gustava Tjønn, soprano; Gergely Boncsér, tenor; Europaballett St. Pölten; Strauss Symphony of Canada; Alastair Willis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. Starting at . Also Dec 30 (Hamilton). Wednesday January 2 ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Die Fledermaus. See Dec 28. Saturday January 5 ●●2:00 and 7:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Sing-along Sound of Music. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. . ●●7:30: Li Delun Music Foundation. New Year’s Concert 2019. Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (mvt.1); Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2; Strauss: Gypsy Baron Overture; Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2; Yanqiao Wang; and other works. Boson Mo, violin; Sijing Bella Ye, piano; Toronto Festival Orchestra; Toronto Festival Chinese Ensemble; Xincao Li, conductor; Kemin Zhang, host. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-250-3708 or 1-855-955-2087. -. ●●8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. All by Myself. There is a difference between being 58 | December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE 20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON ALL BY MYSELF Saturday, January 5, 8pm CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER alone and being lonely. After the holiday season, many of us long to be alone. Come experience solitude with I Furiosi. Works by Bach and others. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. ifuriosi.com. ; (sr/st/ underemployed). Sunday January 6 ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ Music for Epiphany. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Novi Singers Toronto. Christ is Born. Toronto Sinfonietta; Hadala Jazz Quartet; Radość - Joy Polish Song and Dance Ensemble. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 647-447-6581. ; free(child under 12). ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Church. Choral Evensong for Epiphany. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686 or stolaves.ca. Contributions appreciated. Followed by Epiphany Tea and an illustrated talk by Giles Bryant on Victorian and modern influences on cathedrals and churches. Tuesday January 8 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Kamancello. Raphael Weinroth-Browne, cello; Shahriyar Jamshidi, kamanche. 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. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Nick Veltmeyer, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcome. Wednesday January 9 ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: A World of Voice and Rhythm. Mark Kelso Trio. 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. Thursday January 10 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Appassionata. Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in b-flat Op.35; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 in f Op.57 “Appassionata”. Godwin Friesen, 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. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Ryan: Bellatrix; Bithell: Windward; Puts: Legions Will Rise. Aiyun Huang, percussion; Mark Fewer, violin. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Music Students Association. Music Media Showcase Small Ensembles. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 2100 x20054. Free. TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Friday January 11 Saturday January 12 TORONTO DEBUT Theo Lebow tenor, Frankfurt Opera “ … a triumphant tour de force!” — Boston Globe, 2018 FRIDAY, JAN 11, 8PM ●●8:00: Theo Lebow. In Concert. Haydn: Trio in G HobXV:15 for piano, violin, cello; Beethoven: 12 Variations on Theme from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus for cello & piano WoO45; An die ferne Geliebte Op.98, song cycle for tenor and piano. Theo Lebow, tenor; Stephen Cera, piano; Clara Lee, violin; Roger Lebow, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-428-2302. Suggested contribution (cash only). Sunday April 24, 7:30 pm MICHAEL PEPA’S 80th BIRTHDAY CONCERT SATURDAY JANUARY 12, 7:30pm Markham canadiansinfonietta.com ●●7:30: Canadian Sinfonietta. Celebrating Michael Pepa’s 80th Birthday. Markham Free Methodist Church, 22 Esna Park Dr., Markham. 905-940-5234. $TBA. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Verdi’s Nabucco. Gene Wu, baritone (Nabucco); Antonina Ermolenko, soprano (Abigaille); Cian Horrobin, tenor (Ismaele); Dylan Wright, bass (Zaccaria); Meghan Symon, mezzo (Fenena); William Shookhoff, music director and pianist. New Year’s Concert 2019 An East-Meets-West Concert of Favourite Classics SUN 6 JAN AT 4 Choral Evensong plus Epiphany Tea and at 5 Toronto Festival Orchestra GILES BRYANT: VICTORIAN AND MODERN MUSIC In his illustrated talk at the piano, Giles explores Stanford, Howells, Rutter, Britten, John Ireland and Vaughan Williams ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius Symphony 2. Weill: Suite from The Threepenny Opera; Stravinsky: Violin Concerto; Sibelius: Symphony No.2. Leila Josefowicz, violin; David Robertson, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Jan. 12, Jan. 13(mat, at George Weston Recital Hall). thewholenote.com December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 | 59

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