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Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019

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  • Toronto
  • December
  • January
  • Jazz
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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: Esprit Orchestra. New Music Festival/21C Music Festival: Constellations. Hosokawa: Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra; Jiang: River Memory; Vivier: Orion; Goddard: Les tringles des sistres tintaient. Wallace Halladay, saxophone; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Starting at . 7:15 pm pre-concert chat. Monday January 21 FACULTY ARTISTS perform the music of Toshio Hosokawa MON JAN 21 at 7:30 pm Tickets: music.utoronto.ca ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Faculty Artists Present Music by Toshio Hosokawa. Roger D. Moore Distinguished Visitor in Composition. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). Pre-concert talk(6:30pm). Tuesday January 22 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal/Chamber Music Series: Meet the Academy: Opera through the Ages. Artists of the COC Orchestra Academy and Ensemble Studio. 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. Thomas Gonder, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Karen Kieser Prize Concert. Rebekah Cummings: Fearless; Bekah Simms: Microlattice; works by Toshio Hosokawa; and other works. Stephen Clarke, piano; Rob McDonald, guitar. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. Wednesday January 23 ●●12:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Percussion and Electronics Concert. Works by Toshio Hosokawa; Örjan Sandred and Eliot Britton. Jonny Axelsson, percussion; Fredrik Söhngen, oboe. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s A. Concerts in the GTA Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonhour Organ Recital. Angus Sinclair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: A New Hope—In Concert. Sarah Hicks, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -6. Also Jan 24, 25, 26. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Composing Chamber Music Class Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Thursday January 24 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Volando: Tango Takes Flight. Payadora Tango Ensemble. 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: New Music Festival - Gen-dai-ongaku. Contemporary Music Ensemble; Wallace Halladay, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Spotlight Series: The Accolade Trio. Patricia Wait, clarinet; Mark Chambers, cello; Elizabeth Acker, piano. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: A New Hope—In Concert. See Jan 23. Also Jan 25, 26. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Justyna Gabzdyl Piano Recital. Works by Szymanowski, Gershwin and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Friday January 25 ●●1:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Aria with Me. Young singers from the studios of Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: Robbie Burns Night. Coffee-housestyle folk music concert. Allison Lupton and Friends. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Pirates of Penzance. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415. ; (sr/st). Opens Jan 25, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 3. Thurs/Fri(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). Also Jan 26(7:30pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: A New Hope—In Concert. See Jan 23. Also Jan 26. ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. John Sheard Presents Ella & Louis: Cheek-to- Cheek. Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713- 1818. TBA. TOSHIO HOSOKAWA FRI. JAN. 25•WALTER HALL Faculty of Music, University of Toronto www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts/University of Toronto New Music Festival. Toshio Hosokawa: A Portrait. Toshio Hosokawa: Im Frühlingsgarten; Für Walter - Arc Song II; Hika Elegy; Misato Mochizuki: Chimera; Klaus Huber: Alveare vernat. Stephen Sitarski, violin; New Music Concerts Ensemble; Robert Aitken, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm: pre-concert talk. Nicola Benedetti with Alexei Grynyuk FrIday, January 25, 8pm KOErnEr HaLL tICKEtS On SaLE nOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Nicola Benedetti with Alexei Grynyuk. Bach: Chaconne from Partita No.2 for Solo Violin in d BWV1004; Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No.2 in D Op.94bis; Wynton Marsalis: new work for solo violin (Canadian premiere); R. Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat Op.18. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -90. ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Mozart and Mendelssohn. Mozart: Quartet No.7 in E-flat K160; Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.2; Mendelssohn: Chamber Symphony in f Op.80. Sofya Melikyan, piano; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-499- 0403 or online at sinfoniatoronto.ca. ; (sr); (st). SINFONIA TORONTO SOFYA MELIKYAN Pianist Jan 25 - 8 pm Mendelssohn Concerto N o 2, Mozart & more Mendelssohn sinfoniatoronto.com Saturday January 26 ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Pirates of Penzance. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415. ; (sr/st). Opens Jan 25, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 3. Thurs/Fri(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). Also Jan 26(7:30pm). FREE CONCERT David Fallis, conductor January 26 tmchoir.org ●●3:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Spotlight on North America. Great choral music by Canadian and American composers. Andrew Balfour: Ambe; Trapped in Stone; Willan: Gloria Deo; MacMillan: Blanche comme la neige; Somers: Feller from Fortune; and other works. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Gergely Szokolay, piano; David Fallis, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408-0208. Free. Seating first come, first seated. ●●4:00: Celebration Choir. Songs for a Winter Afternoon. Mozart: Piano Trio KV502 and light classical choral music. Guest: Tre Sorelle; Linda Eyman, conductor. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 416-455- 9238. ; (sr/st). Cash only. ●●7:00: A. Matosyan/Meronq. Mystical Duduk in Toronto. Armenian, classical and world music. Georgy Minasyan, duduk; Artak 62 | December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

Asatryan, duduk; Georgy Minasyan, Jr., duduk. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 416-871-0180. -. ●●7:00: Newchoir. The High Society Soireh. DJ Molting, DJ Superfly. Concert Hall, Masonic Temple, 888. newchoirofficial@ gmail.com. (early bird event ticket); (concert only); (part only). ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Kulesha: New Work; Bartók: Piano Concerto No.3; Paley: We’ve Got It; Bernstein: Fancy Free Ballet Suite. U of T Jazz Orchestra; Saehae Bae, piano; Gordon Foote, director. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ELEKTRA R. Strauss JAN 26 – FEB 22, 2018 coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Elektra. Music by R, Strauss. Christine Goerke, soprano (Elektra); Erin Wall, soprano (Chrysothemis); Susan Bullock, soprano (Klytämnestra); William Schwinghammer, baritone (Orest); Michael Schade, tenor (Aegisth); Johannes Debus, conductor; James Robinson, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -0. Opera runs Jan 26-Feb 22. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Cor Unum Ensemble. Sub Rosa. Neglected works by 16th- and 17th-century female composers. Sub Rosa Ensemble; Elisa Jane Cassey & Ruth Denton, conductors. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-371-6999. ; (st/arts workers). Also Jan 27. ●●7:30: North Wind Concerts. Caledonian Connections. A belated birthday tribute to Robbie Burns. Music by Oswald, Baillie, Gunn, Macklean and Munro; Irish greetings from O’Carolan. Alison Melville, recorders, traverso; Julia Seager-Scott, clarsach, Baroque triple harp; Laura Jones, bass viol, Baroque cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 588-4301. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Pirates of Penzance. See Jan 26. Also Jan 27(2pm; 31(7:30pm); Feb 1(7:30pm); 2(2pm); 3(2pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: A New Hope—In Concert. See Jan 23. Confluence presents Centuries of Souls Jan 26, 8:00pm ●●8:00: Confluence. Centuries of Souls. Works by Messiaen, Ockeghem and Hildegard von Bingen. Opus8 Vocal Ensemble; Schola Magdalena Ensemble; Matthew Larkin, organ. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-410-4561. ; (sr); (st). 7:15 pre-concert chat. Sunday January 27 ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters Songmasters Series: Winter Words. Works by Britten, Mahler and others. Lucia Cervoni, mezzo; Michael Colvin, tenor. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Pirates of Penzance. See Jan 26. Also Jan 31(7:30); Feb 1(7:30); 2(2:00); 3(2:00). ●●3:00: Trio Arkel. “the melodies just surged upon me”. Dvořák: Piano Quartet in E-flat; and works by Schubert and Röntgen. Guests: Todd Yaniw, piano; David Harding, viola. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-409- 6824. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT and Glenn Gould School students). ●●4:00: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Jeremy Ledbetter Trio (Jeremy Ledbetter, piano; Larnell Lewis, drums, Rich Brown, bass). 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233-1125. Free. Goodwill offering. Religious service. Followed by a wine and water social. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: Tribute to J.J. Johnson. Featuring Kelsley Grant, trombone. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. In Concert. Works by Martinů, Fibich, Dvořák and Mozart. Peter Stoll, clarinet; Adam Zuckiewicz, piano. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481-7294. ; (st). ●●7:30: Cor Unum Ensemble. Sub Rosa. Neglected works by 16th and 17th century female composers. Sub Rosa Ensemble; Elisa Jane Cassey & Ruth Denton, conductors. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-371- 6999. ; (st/arts workers). Also Jan 26. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: U of T Jazz Faculty. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. Monday January 28 ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. City 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 Dec 27(2pm, St. Andrew-by-the-lake Church). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Joseph Johnson, cello and Philip Chiu, piano. Beethoven: Seven Variations on “Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen” WoO46; Britten: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Op.65; Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in g Op.65. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday January 29 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Homage to McCormack and Kreisler. Michael Schade, tenor; Marie Bérard, violin; Michael Shannon, 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. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Andrew Adair, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Hook Up. Music by Chris Thornborrow, libretto by Julie Tepperman. Emily Lukasic, Alicia Ault, Nathan Caroll, Alexis Gordon and Jeff Lillico. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416-504-7529. - . Content warning: Contains explicit language and discussion of sexual violence. Opens Jan 29, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 9. Various times. Wednesday January 30 ●●10:00am: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: The Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition Finals. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. Ticket required. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonhour Organ Recital. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Hook Up. See Jan 29. Also Jan 31, Feb 1, 2, 3(2:00), 5, 6, 7. Sub Rosa Jan 26 & 27 7:30pm Trinity College Chapel corunumensemble.com Winter Words Featuring Lucia Cervoni and Michael Colvin Sunday, January 27, 2pm maZZOLEnI COnCErt HaLL tICKEtS On SaLE nOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance “..the melodies just surged upon me..” Guest Artists Todd Yaniw, Piano David Harding, Viola PRESENTS Sunday January 27th , 2019, 3 p.m. Trinity St.Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St.W Schubert - Notturno for piano trio Röntgen - string trio Dvořák - piano quartet in e-flat Season Sponsors Cidel Asset Management thewholenote.com December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 | 63

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