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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.

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Thursday January 31 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Beethoven and Chopin. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 Op.110; Chopin: Polonaise-fantaisie Op.61; and other works. Hugo Kitano, 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: Judy Loman, Harp and Nora Shulman, Flute. Elgar: Chanson de Matin Op.15 No.2; Liebermann: Sonata for Flute and Harp; Shaposhnikov: Sonata for Flute and Harp; Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz @ Midday. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Elektra. See Jan 31. Also Feb 6. ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Pirates of Penzance. See Jan 26. Also Feb 1(7:30); 2(2:00); 3(2:00). ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Hook Up. See Jan 29. Also Feb 1, 2, 3(2:00), 5, 6, 7. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Van Kuijk Quartet. Haydn: Quartet in D Op.76 No.5; Ligeti: Quartet A. Concerts in the GTA January 31 at 8pm VAN KUIJK QUARTET No.1 “Métamorphoses nocturnes”; Schubert: Quartet No.14 in d “Death and the Maiden”. Van Kuijk Quartet. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. .50-; (st). ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Diuki Mala. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905- 815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sir Andrew Davis Conducts Wagner. Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra; Wagner: Act I of Die Walküre. Lise Davidsen, soprano; Simon SONGS FROM A CELTIC HEART ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019 • 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM O’ Neill, tenor; Brindley Sherratt, bass; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Feb. 2. Friday February 1 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Alkan. Rudin Lengo, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Pirates of Penzance. See Jan 26. Also Feb 2(2pm); 3(2pm). ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Hook Up. See Jan 29. Also Feb 2, 3(2pm), 5, 6, 7. ●●2:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. Songs from a Celtic Heart. Annual fundraising event featuring Celtic love songs. Octava Vocal Ensemble; Tom Leighton, guitar and vocals; Anne Lederman, fiddler; Shawn Grenke, piano; Lydia Adams, conductor and others. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (st). discount on tickets purchased before Jan 15. Also 7pm. Complimentary snacks, cash bar, games, and silent auction. Saturday February 2 ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Pirates of Penzance. See Jan 26. Also Feb 3(2pm). ●●7:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. Songs from a Celtic Heart. Annual fundraising event featuring Celtic love songs. Octava Vocal Ensemble; Tom Leighton, guitar and vocals; Anne Lederman, fiddler; Shawn Grenke, piano; Lydia Adams, conductor and others. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (st). discount on tickets purchased before Jan 15. Also 2pm. Complimentary snacks, cash bar, games, and silent auction. ●●7:30: Missisauga Festival Choir & Friends. Festival of Friends. MFC’s annual massed choir festival. Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir, Resonance and others. Cawthra Park Secondary School, 1305 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. 416-986-5537. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: The Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase. Art songs and opera excerpts. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Hook Up. See Jan 29. Also Feb 3(2:00), 5, 6, 7. ●●7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. The Valentine’s Dinner & Show. Venise Kousaie, soloist. The Grand Luxe, 3125 Bayview Ave. 647-389-8084. (dinner/concert); (concert only). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Wind Ensemble: Light and Shadow. Mackey: Aurora Awakes; Sekhon: Double Percussion Concerto; Etezady: Anahita; Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber. Strings of the U of T Symphony Orchestra; Aiyun Huang and Beverley Johnston, percussion; Gillian Mackay, conductor. Mac- Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Tango! Repertoire from the height of Buenos Aires’ Tango tradition to Eastern European folk music and improvisation. Horvath: Tangos for Orchestra; Piazzolla (arr. Franzetti): Four Seasons. Payadora Tango Ensemble; Robert Horvath, piano. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. -; -(sr/ st); free(under 12). 7:15: Pre-concert talk. cathedralbluffs.com. ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony. Musical Genius. Kenins: Folk Dance and Fugue; Prokofiev: Symphony No.7 in c-sharp Op.131; Schumann: Piano Concerto in a Op.54. Sheng Cai, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. - . Also Feb 3(2pm). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. World Music: Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Aline Morales. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Different Trains. Reich: Different Trains. Rolston String Quartet. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-504-1282 or bit.ly/2qwl5Wx. -.50. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sir Andrew Davis Conducts Wagner. Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra; Wagner: Act I of FEATURING Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto | Lydia Adams, conductor Joan Andrews, conductor | Shawn Grenke, conductor and piano Tom Leighton, guitar and vocals | Anne Lederman, fiddler | Octava Vocal Ensemble Single tickets: | | off tickets purchased before Jan. 15, 2019! For tickets, call (416) 446-0188 www.amadeuschoir.com Jubilee United Church 40 Underhill Dr, Toronto (just NE of DVP and Lawrence Ave E) Rolston String Quartet does Steve Reich’s DIFFERENT TRAINS FEBRUARY 2 TRINITY ST. PAUL’S CENTRE WWW.SOUNDSTREAMS.CA PRESENTING SPONSOR 64 | December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 thewholenote.com Wholenote ad.indd 1 2018-11-19 3:49 PM

Die Walküre. Lise Davidsen, soprano; Simon O’ Neill, tenor; Brindley Sherratt, bass; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Jan. 31. ●●9:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Les Frères Cissoko Bannaya Family. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. /(members). Sunday February 3 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interludes Series: Blake Pouliot, Violin. Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 27 in G K379; Chausson: Poème Op.25; Janáček: Violin Sonata; Sarasate: Zapateado. Hsini Huang, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. Ticket required. Concert is approx. 75 minutes with no intermission. ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles Kids Concert Series: Heath Quartet. Works by Mozart, Britten and Beethoven. Oliver Heath, violin; Sara Wolstenholme, violin; Gary Pomeroy, viola; Chris Murray, cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony. Musical Genius. Kenins: Folk Dance and Fugue; Prokofiev: Symphony No.7 in c-sharp Op.131; Schumann: Piano Concerto in a Op.54. Sheng Cai, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. - . Also Feb 2(8pm). ●●2:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Italian Celebration. Folk music and compositions by Neapolitan Baroque composers and Romina di Gasbarro. Romina di Gasbarro, voice; Rezan Onen-Lapointe, Baroque violin; David Podgorski, harpsichord; Benjamin Stein, theorbo and guitars. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 647-779-5696 or rezonanceensemble.com. /(adv online); (st). ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Pirates of Penzance. See Jan 26. ●●2:00: Tapestry Opera. Hook Up. See Jan 29. Also Feb 5, 6, 7. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Music for a Sunday Afternoon. Works Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor by Schafer, Martin and Thompson. MacMillan Singers; Women’s Chorus; Women’s Chamber Choir; Men’s Chorus; David Fallis, Elaine Choir, Lori-Anne Dolloff and Mark Ramsay, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). ●●2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Fierabras. Music by Franz Schubert. Aradia Ensemble; Amy Moodie, soprano; Jocelyn Fralick, soprano; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Evan Korbut, baritone; Opera in Concert Chorus; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Kevin Mallon, conductor. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. ; ; . Sung in German with English Surtitles. ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. 24th Annual Schubertiad. Igor Gefter, cello; Andrew Haji, tenor; Maeve Palmer, soprano; Inna Perkis, piano; Mark Skazinetsky, violin; and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 466-6323. ; (sr); (13-25); (child). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Charles Richard-Hamelin. Schumann: Arabesque in C; Schumann: Fantasy in C; Chopin: Saturday February 2, 2018 8 pm TANGO! a collaboration featuring guest artists PAYADORA TANGO ENSEMBLE One of Toronto’s most vibrant and sought-after acts, Payadora performs an expansive repertoire that draws from the height of Buenos Aires’ Tango tradition, as well as eclectic backgrounds in Classical, Jazz, Latin, Eastern European folk music, and improvisation. ROBERT HORVATH Tangos for Orchestra PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons (arr. Carlos Franzetti) TICKETS: from ( student/senior; children under 12 are free) ORDER ONLINE cathedralbluffs.com BY PHONE 416.879.5566 P.C. Ho Theatre 5183 Sheppard Ave East subscription (1 block east of Markham Rd), Scarborough cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566 concert 3 Four Ballades. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -85. ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Heath Quartet. Mozart: String Quartet No.19 in C K465 “Dissonance”; Britten: String Quartet No.1 in D Op.25; Beethoven: String Quartet No.9 in C Op.59, No.3. Oliver Heath, violin; Sara Wolstenholme, violin; Gary Pomeroy, viola; Chris Murray, cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (under 30). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. The Beauty of Brahms. Brahms: Piano Quintet in f; and other works. Ron Greidanus, piano. The Piano Hall, 157 Main St., Georgetown. 905- 873-9909. . Soups, cheese and breads will be offered. ●●7:30: LARK Ensemble. Going for (Mostly) Baroque. Bach: Selections from A Musical Offering; Viola da Gamba Sonata in D BWV1028; Martinů: Promenades; and other works. Leslie Allt; flute, Aaron Schwebel; violin, Keith Hamm; viola, Roberta Janzen; cello. Guest: Christopher Bagan, harpsichord. LARK ENSEMBLE with CHRISTOPHER BAGAN, harpsichord FEB 3, 7:30pm CORKIN GALLERY, DISTILLERY DISTRICT Corkin Gallery, 7 Tank House Ln. 416-979- 1980. ; (st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis: The Song Narrative Project. Curated by Stephen Philcox and Laura Tucker. Outstanding Master’s and Doctoral level students. The Extension Room, 30 Eastern Ave. 416-978-3750. Free. Monday February 4 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Recital. Featuring student soloists. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Roots and Folk Series: Maple Blues Awards. Raoul Bhaneja; Maple Leaf Blues Band. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Surrounded by Xenakis. U of T Percussion Ensemble; Ensemble BPM. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Tuesday February 5 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Celebrating Chinese New Year. Patty Chan, erhu; Toronto Chinese Orchestra Chamber Players. 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. COSÌ FAN TUTTE Mozart FEB 5 – 23, 2018 coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Così fan tutte. Music by Mozart. Kirsten MacKinnon, soprano (Fiordiligi); Emily D’Angelo, mezzo (Dorabella); Johannes Kammler, bass (Guglielmo); Ben Bliss, tenor (Ferrando); Russell Braun, baritone (Don Alfonso); Tracy Dahl, soprano (Despina); Bernard Labadie, conductor; Atom Agoyan, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -0. Opera runs Feb 5-21. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Hook Up. See Jan 29. Also Feb 6, 7. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalini. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson thewholenote.com December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 | 65

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