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Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019

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  • Toronto
  • December
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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.

College St. United

College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . In concert with piano accompaniment. ●●8:00: Scaramella. The Singing Cello. Virtuoso cello music by Italian Baroque composers Giuseppe Maria Dall’Abaco and Antonio Vandini. Elinor Frey, Baroque cello; Joëlle Morton, G violone; Lucas Harris, archlute. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. ; (sr); (st); free(14 and under). ●●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 10, Jan 13(mat, at George Weston Recital Hall). Sunday January 13 ●●3:00: 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. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-598- 3375. .25-0.50. Also at Roy Thomson Hall on Jan 10, 12. ●●3:00: Vesnivka Choir. Ukrainian Christmas Concert. Guests: Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir and a folk instrumental ensemble. Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-246-9880 or 416- 763-2197. ; (sr/st). Keeping it in the Family guest artist: Alison Melville, traverso Leopold & W.A. Mozart J.S. & J.C. Bach Sunday January 13, 3pm ●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. Keeping It in the Family. Works by Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang Mozart, J.S. Bach and J.C. Bach. Guest: Alison Melville, flauto traverso. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952. ; (sr); (st). On period instruments. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Tara Davidson Trio. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Trailblazers Series: We Shall Overcome - A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Damien Sneed; Toronto Mass Choir. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of A. Concerts in the GTA Music. Ontario Percussive Arts Society’s 2019 Day of Percussion Concert. U of T Percussion Ensemble; Ensemble BPM. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Tuesday January 15 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind. Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; and works by Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla. Artists of the COC and National Ballet of Canada Orchestras. 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. Aaron James, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Wednesday January 16 ●●12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: New Music Ensemble. Matt Brubeck, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonhour Organ Recital. Nicholas Schmelter, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. THE HARLEQUIN SALON Jan 16–20, 2019 Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre tafelmusik.org ●●7:00: Tafelmusik. The Harlequin Salon. Vinci: Sinfonia from Partenope; Pergolesi: “Lieto così talvolta” from Adriano in Siria; Porpora: “Son prigioniera d’amore” from Poro; and more. Roberta Invernizzi, soprano; Elisa Citterio, violin and conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. and up. Also Jan 17, 18, 19, 20(mat). ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Sparks & Wiry Cries songSLAM. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Cocktails(6:30pm). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Riley: Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight; Chang: Northern Star; Wijeratne: First Winter; LeBel: They do not shimmer like the dry grasses on the hills, or the leaves on the trees; Goodyear: Ur-. Stewart Goodyear, piano; Tania Miller, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Pre concert talk at 7:30pm. TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart with Zukerman. Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro K492; Violin Concerto No.5 K219 “Turkish”; Violin Concerto No.3 K216; Symphony No.35 K385 “Haffner”. Pinchas Zukerman, conductor & violin. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Jan 17, 18(7:30), 19. Thursday January 17 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Sensational Strings. Senior string students of The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. 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. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. World @ Midday: Gareth Burgess, steel pan. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Presents: Alex Samaras. Works by Alex Samaras, Norman Symonds, Cecilia Livingston and others. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. General: /(adv); CMC Members/arts workers: /(adv); Students: /(adv). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Opera Double Bill - The Raven / The Maiden from the Sea (Futari Shizuka). Music by Toshio Hosokawa. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Xin Wang, soprano; Ryoko Aoki, Noh singer/dancer; Gregory Oh, conductor (The Raven); Uri Meyer, conductor (The Maiden from the Sea); Paramita Nath, stage director and video projection. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). ●●7:30: York Region Chamber Music. Café Music. Works by Schoenfield, Debussy, Ravel and others. Bedford Trio. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: York University Music Students Association. Music Media Music Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Stewart Goodyear. Works by Stewart Goodyear including Variations on Hallelujah; Piano Sonata; and Acabris! Acabras! Acabram! Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. The Harlequin Salon. See Jan 16. Also Jan 18(8pm); 19(8pm) 20(3:30pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart with Zukerman. See Jan 16. Also Jan 18(7:30pm), 19. THE BEDFORD TRIO Café in Paris Debussy, Ravel and more JAN 17 at 7:30 PM Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts rhcentre.ca 60 | December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

Friday January 18 ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Alessia D’ambrogio, mezzo (Hansel); Sharon Tikiryan, soprano (Gretel); Andrew Tees, baritone (Father); Emily Ding, mezzo (Mother); Vaughan City Voices; Claire Harris, music director and pianist; and others. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . Semistaged with piano accompaniment. Also Jan 20, 7 pm, Woodbridge. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart with Zukerman. See Jan 16. Also Jan 19. Great Artist Music Series presents Charles- Richard Hamelin Friday, Jan. 18, 8pm (HST included) auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Charles- Richard Hamelin, Piano. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Terry Riley: Live at 85! Excerpts from The Palmian Chord (arr. Tracy Silverman); Sri Camel (arr. Tracy Silverman); Mongolian Winds; Selections from Salome Dances for Peace; Ebony Horns; and other works. Terry Riley, piano/synthesizer and voice; Gyan Riley, electric guitar; Tracy Silverman, electric violin. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Pre-concert talk at 7:30pm. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. The Harlequin Salon. See Jan 16. Also Jan 19(8:00) 20(3:30). ●●10:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: 21C AfterHours with Continuum. Cassandra Miller: Overture; Monica Pearce: toile de jouy; Linda Smith: Sarabande; Carolyn Chen: Ache Bind Blind Break; and other works. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . Saturday January 19 ●●5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: 21C Cinq à Sept. Vinko Globokar: ?Corporel; Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa: double concerto for two violins, prepared piano, and string orchestra; Lou Harrison: Varied Trio; Terry Riley: G Song. 2018-2019 Rebanks Fellows of The Glenn Gould School: Nicole Joshi, percussion; Katya Poplyansky, violin; Daniel Koo, violin. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●7:30: Flute Street. The Archers. Works by Vivaldi, Sorrentino, Price, Mozart, Nazareth and Bassano. Mary Ann Archer, piccolo; Frank Archer, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-462-9498. ; (sr); (st). Cash only. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Menotti’s The Telephone and Donizetti’s Rita. Mark Towstego, baritone (Ben); Tsu-Ching Yu, soprano (Lucy and Rita); Avery Krisman, tenor (Beppe); Larry Tozer, baritone (Gasparo); William Shookhoff, music director and pianist. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . Semi-staged with piano accompaniment. ●●7:30: SoundCrowd. On Broadway. A capella Broadway hits. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 416-924-7439. . ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Pre-Winterfolk Showcase. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. lillian. wauthier@gmail.com. /(adv). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Sō Percussion: Amid the Noise. Vijay Iyer: Torque; Caroline Shaw: Taxidermy; Donnacha Dennehy: Broken Unison; Jason Treuting: amid the noise. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. The Harlequin Salon. See Jan 16. Also Jan 20(3:30). ●●8:00: Toronto Guitar Society. Thierry Begin-Lamontagne. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416- 964-8298. /(adv); /(sr/st adv). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart with Zukerman. See Jan 16. Sunday January 20 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival / Sunday Interludes Series: The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble: 4D. Misato Mochizuki: Halai; Anna Höstman: Icefolding for large ensemble; Toshio Hosokawa: Garten Lieder for large ensemble; Zosha Di Castri: Phonotopographie for 15 instruments. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Opera Student Composer Collective - Who Killed Adriana? Sandra Horst, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●3:00: Zephyr Piano Trio. Russian Scenes. Tchaikovsky: Trio in a; Glinka: Trio Pathétique; Arensky: Trio in d. Helconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Russian Scenes Zephyr Piano Trio Terry Holowach Ilona Beres Flute Street Edward Hayes January 20, 3pm presents Ave. 416-766-9959. ; (sr/st). ●●3:00: Intrada Brass of Oakville. Mountains and Valleys. David Gillingham: Percussion Concerto; and other works. Guests: Duo Percussion. St. Paul’s United Church (Oakville), 454 Rebecca St., Oakville. 905-827-0561. ; (sr/st); free(under 10). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. The Harlequin Salon. See Jan 16. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Nick Veltmeyer, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. George Grosman Jazz Band. Prague Restaurant at Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. . ●●7:00: Opera by Request. Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Alessia D’ambrogio, mezzo (Hansel); Sharon Tikiryan, soprano (Gretel); Andrew Tees, baritone (Father); Emily Ding, mezzo (Mother); Vaughan City Voices; Claire Harris, music director and pianist; and others. St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 100 Bainbridge Ave., Woodbridge. 416-455- 2365. . Semi-staged with piano accompaniment. Also Jan 18, 7:30 pm, Toronto. Constellations Sunday January 20 2019 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com The Archers Music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Florence Price, Ernesto Nazareth, Vincenzo Sorrentino. Sat, Jan 19, 7:30pm with guests Mary Ann Archer and Frank Archer 21C MusiC Festival terry riley: live at 85! Friday, January 18, 8pm KOErnEr HaLL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 rcmusic.com/performance 21C MusiC Festival sŌ PerCussion: aMid the noise Saturday, January 19, 8pm KOErnEr HaLL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 rcmusic.com/performance Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-462-9498 | (sr) | (st) CASH ONLY thewholenote.com December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 | 61

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