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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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Association. Sultans of String. Guests: Rebecca Campbell, Amanda Martinez, Donné Roberts, Ken Whiteley. J. M. Ennis Auditorium, 240 Thorold Rd., Welland. 905-788-1648 or wellandportcolborneconcert.org/performances. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Yuletide Spectacular. Grand Philharmonic Choir & Children’s Choir; Carousel Dance Company; Miles Nadajewski, host, narrator, vocalist; Glynis Ranney, host, narrator, vocalist; KWS Assistant Conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Dec 14(8:00); 15(2:30); 16(2:30). ●●8:00: Orchestra Grey Bruce/Saugeen County Chorus. Messiah. Nicole Reid, soprano; Gena van Oosten, alto; Louis de Nil, tenor; George Hiemstra, bass; Robert tite, guest conductor. Knox Presbyterian Church (Kincardine), 345 Durham St., Kincardine. 519-396-9716. ; free(16 and under). A fundraising event for the Kincardine Summer Festival. Sunday December 16 ●●2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Yuletide Spectacular. Grand Philharmonic Choir & Children’s Choir; Carousel Dance Company; Miles Nadajewski, host, narrator, vocalist; Glynis Ranney, host, narrator, vocalist; KWS Assistant Conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Dec 14(8:00); 15(2:30 & 8:00). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. The Eyes of a Child. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; Blake: The Snowman. Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (st/child); (arts worker); (EyeGO). ●●3:00: Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir. Snow Angels Holiday Concert. Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir (Training Choir, Intermediate Choir, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir). St. Catharines Mennonite United Church, 335 Linwell Rd., St. Catharines. 905- 220-9968. /(adv); (12 and under). ●●3:00: Dufferin Concert Singers/New Tecumseth Singers. Handel’s Messiah. Waterloo Chamber Players Orchestra. Banting Memorial High School, 203 Victoria St. E., Alliston. 705-435-5497. ; Free(child under 16). Also Dec 15 (7:30 pm, Orangeville). ●●3:00: Menno Singers. Sing-along Messiah. Handel. Orchestra, soloists and choristers. St. Jacob’s Mennonite Church, 1308 King St. N., St. Jacobs. 226-972-3365. By donation. ●●3:30: Huronia Symphony Orchestra. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Celebrate! Traditional Christmas Favourites and Carol Sing. Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve Suite; Wolf-Ferrari: Intermezzo No.2 from I gioielli della Madonna; Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah; Anderson: Song of the Bells, Sleigh Ride; Tormé: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire. Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-721-4752. ; (st); (child). ●●3:30: Kokoro Singers. Spirit of Christmas. New work by Willan, Gjeilo, Hatfield, Priano and Meader; and other works and text. Brenda Uchimaru, artistic director. Ryerson United Church, 265 Wilson St. E., Ancaster. 289-439-9447. ; (sr/st); free(under 13). Also Dec 15(eve; Kitchener). ●●4:30: Music at St. Thomas’. Carols by Candlelight: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. St. Thomas’ Choral Academy; Francine Nguyen-Savaria, choirmaster, organ; Matthieu Latreille, choirmaster, organ. St. Thomas’ Anglican Church (Belleville), 201 Church St., Belleville. 613-962-3636. By donation. ●●8:00: Aeolian Hall. Sultans of String. Guests: Rebecca Campbell and Amanda Martinez. 795 Dundas St. E., London. 519- 672-7950 or aeolianhall.ca/events/sultans-ofstrings-christmas-caravan. /(adv). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Beethoven’s Birthday. Ayr Trio (Angela Park, piano; Yehonetan Berick, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello). KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Monday December 17 ●●7:00: Academy Theatre. Sultans of String. Guest: Rebecca Campbell. 2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay. 705-324-9111 or academytheatre. ca. . ●●7:30: Peterborough Singers. Handel's Messiah. Shannon McCracken, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Geoffrey Sirett, baritone; Ian Sadler, organ; Paul Otway, trumpet. Emannuel United Church, 534 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-745-1820. ; (30 and under); (st). Tuesday December 18 ●●5:00: Elora Singers. Festival of Carols. St. John’s Anglican Church (Elora), 36 Henderson St., Elora. 519-846-0331. . Also Dec 18(7:30pm); 19(5pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: Elora Singers. Festival of Carols. St. John’s Anglican Church (Elora), 36 Henderson St., Elora. 519-846-0331. . Also Dec 18(5pm); 19(5pm & 7:30pm). ●●8:00: National Arts Centre. Sultans of wholenote_2018_Layout 1 18-11-20 10:05 AM Page 1 Syd Birrell & the 100 Voices of the Mon., Dec. 17, 2018 7:30 pm Emmanuel United Church peterboroughsingers.com Messiah Handel’s Featuring: Soprano: Shannon McCracken Countertenor: Daniel Taylor Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield Baritone: Geoffrey Sirett Organist: Ian Sadler Trumpet: Paul Otway String. Guests: Rebecca Campbell & Kellylee Evans. National Arts Centre Studio Theatre, 1 Elgin St., Ottawa. 613-947-7000 or nac-cna./ en/event/19145. .75. Azrieli Studio. Wednesday December 19 ●●12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrews. Sarah Svendsen, Organ and Rita Arendz, Horn. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Renaissance School of the Arts Flute Choir; Wendy Wagler, conductor. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 226-647-1290. Free. Low-cost lunches available in the foyer from 11:30 am or bring your own. ●●5:00: Elora Singers. Festival of Carols. St. John’s Anglican Church (Elora), 36 Henderson St., Elora. 519-846-0331. . Also Dec 18(5 & 7:30pm); 19(7:30pm). ●●7:00: Gravenhurst Opera House. A Next Generation Leahy Christmas. 295 Muskoka Rd. S., Gravenhurst. 705-687-5550. ; (child). ●●7:30: Elora Singers. Festival of Carols. St. John’s Anglican Church (Elora), 36 Henderson St., Elora. 519-846-0331. . Also Dec 18(5 & 7:30pm); 19(5pm). Thursday December 20 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. Advent Concert. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Free. Voluntary offering collected. ●●4:00: Gallery Players of Niagara. Glissandi & Guy Bannerman - A Celtic Solstice. Guy Bannerman, narrator; Deborah Braun, harp; David Braun, violin; Douglas Miller, flute; Nick Braun, percussion. Silver Spire United Church, 366 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905- 468-1525. ; (sr); (st/arts worker); (family). Also Dec 21, 7:30 pm. Friday December 21 ●●7:30: Gallery Players of Niagara. Glissandi & Guy Bannerman - A Celtic Solstice. Guy Bannerman, narrator; Deborah Braun, harp; David Braun, violin; Douglas Miller, flute; Nick Braun, percussion. Grace United Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 905-468-1525. ; (sr); (st/arts worker); (family). Also Dec 20, 4 pm. Saturday December 22 ●●7:30: Guelph Chamber Choir. Messiah. Handel. Meredith Hall, soprano; Jennifer Enns-Modolo, alto; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Bruce Kelly, bass; Musica Viva Orchestra on period instruments; Gerald Neufeld, guest conductor. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. (4 for ); (under 30); (under 14). ●●7:30: Melissa-Marie Shriner. Songs of Christmas. Favourite holiday classics from A Christmas Love Song CD; carol sing-along. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. . Also a visit from the Man in Red himself. ●●8:00: Night Kitchen Too. In Concert. Invited musicians, poets and spoken word artists. Pinnacle Playhouse, 256 Pinnacle St., Belleville. 613-295-9115 or 613-849-1976. . Sunday December 23 ●●4:00: St. George’s Cathedral. Christmas Lessons and Carols. Works by Willcocks, Rowbotham, Carter, Anderson, Joubert, and others. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewill offering will be received. Religious service. Sunday December 30 1.855.872.5000 salutetovienna.com/hamilton Sun., Dec. 30 • 2:30 pm FirstOntario Concert Hall ●●2:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. European Singers, Ballroom Dancers and Ballet. Waltzes, polkas and operetta excerpts. Hege Gustava Tjønn, soprano (Vienna); Gergely Boncsér, tenor (Budapest); Europaballett St.Pölten (Austria); Strauss Symphony of Canada; Peter Guth, conductor (Vienna). FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 1-855-872-5000. Starting at . Also Jan 1 (Toronto). Monday December 31 ●●8:30: Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre. David Hickey with Crystal Journey. Instruments include crystal bowls, paiste planet gongs, Persian santoors and harmonica. 5720 Forgets Road, Wyebridge. 1-866-609- 1793. ; (both Dec 31 and Jan 1 concert). Dec 31 dinner/concert package (dinner 6 pm). Limited availability. Tuesday January 1 ●●1:30: Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre. David Hickey with Crystal Journey. Instruments include crystal bowls, paiste planet gongs, Persian santoors and harmonica. 5720 Forgets Road, Wyebridge. 1-866-609- 1793. ; (both Dec 31 and Jan 1 concert). Jan 1 lunch/concert package (lunch 12:30 pm). Limited availability. Wednesday January 2 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Michael Adamson, Violin and Philip Adamson, Piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). Thursday January 10 ● ● 2:30: Seniors Serenade. Mike Lewis Plays His “G” List. Songs beginning with “G”. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. 68 | December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

Friday January 11 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Frauke Jürgensen, soprano; Ralph Stelzenmüller, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Carmen: Opera in Concert. Music by Georges Bizet. Laurier Singers & Alumni Choir; Grand Philharmonic Children’s Chorus; Lucia Cervoni, mezzo; Ernesto Ramirez, tenor; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Daniel Isengart, host & director; Andrei Feher, conductor; and others. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Jan 12. Saturday January 12 ●●12:00 noon: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition - Final Round. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Carmen: Opera in Concert. Music by Georges Bizet. Laurier Singers & Alumni Choir; Grand Philharmonic Children’s Chorus; Lucia Cervoni, mezzo; Ernesto Ramirez, tenor; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Daniel Isengart, host & director; Andrei Feher, conductor; and others. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Jan 11. Sunday January 13 ●●2:30: Georgian Music. Return of Duo Turgeon. Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Fantasy; and works by Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Dvořák. Edward and Anne-Louise Turgeon, piano duo. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. . Sunday April 24, 7:30 pm MICHAEL PEPA’S 80th BIRTHDAY CONCERT SUNDAY JANUARY 13, 3pm Cobourg canadiansinfonietta.com ●●3:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Celebrating Michael Pepa’s 80th Birthday. Victoria Hall, Cobourg, 55 King Street W., Cobourg. 905- 372-2210. . Wednesday January 16 ● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Benedicte Lauziere, violin and Angela Park, piano. Mozart: Violin Sonata K45; Korngold: Garden Scene from Much Ado About Nothing Suite; Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7 in c. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Thursday January 17 ●●12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrews. Christopher Dawes, Organ. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Recovered Voices. Music of the Holocaust. Works by Ullmann, Gal, Weinberg, Zemlinsky and Hindemith. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. 519-661-0333. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Early Music Studio. Featuring Tafelmusik members Patricia Ahern, violin and Felix Deak, cello. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. Friday January 18 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Patricia Ahern, violin; Felix Deak, cello; Joseph Lanza, violin. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. Saturday January 19 ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Faculty Concert. Leslie Kinton, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Glorious Bach. Bach: Concerto for Violin; Orchestral Suite No.3; Selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier; and more. Stephen Sitarski, violin; Lance Ouellette, violin; Ivars Taurins, conductor. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905-526- 7756. -. ●●7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Happy Birthday, Wolfgang! Mozart: Symphony No.35 in D “Haffner” K385; Mozart: Flute Concerto No.1 in G K313; Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E-flat K543. Doug Miller, flute; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (sr); (st/child); (30 and under); (arts worker); (EyeGO). Also Jan 20(mat). ●●8:00: Night Kitchen Too. In Concert. Invited musicians, poets and spoken word artists. Pinnacle Playhouse, 256 Pinnacle St., Belleville. 613-295-9115 or 613-849-1976. . Sunday January 20 ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The Soloists: Seong-Jin Cho, Piano. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; and works by Schubert and Debussy. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. - ; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Happy Birthday, Wolfgang! Mozart: Symphony No.35 in D “Haffner” K385; Mozart: Flute Concerto No.1 in G K313; Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E-flat K543. Doug Miller, flute; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (sr);(st/child); (30 and under); (arts worker); (EyeGO). Also Jan 19. ●●3:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Faculty Concert Series: The Last Parting Kiss. Chamber music for voice, piano and woodwinds. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. ●●3:00: Opera by Request. Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Norman E. Brown, baritone (Don Giovanni); John Holland, baritone (Leporello); Alexandra Leblanc, soprano (Donna Anna); Deena Nicklefork, soprano (Donna Elvia); George Ossipov, bass-baritone (Masetto/ Commedatore); William Shookhoff, music director and pianist, and others. St. Matthews United Church, 25 Holloway St., Belleville. 416-455-2365. . In concert with piano accompaniment. ●●4:00: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Hear! Here! Niagara Music Series. The Mark Lalama Trio; Susan Aglukark; Gary Borden. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905- 688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. . ●●4:00: Folk Under The Clock. Harry Manx. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. 705-749- 1146. . ●●4:30: Music at St. Thomas’. An Organ Recital: A Musical Journey of Germany. Works by Mendelssohn, Reger, Merkel and Bach. Matthieu Latreille, organ. St. Thomas’ Anglican Church (Belleville), 201 Church St., Belleville. 613-962-3636. By donation. ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. The Marigolds. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-319-5847. /(adv). Tuesday January 22 ●●7:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. KW Glee. Steve Lehmann, KW Glee producer and music director; Armanda Kind, KW Glee artistic director; Trevor Wagler, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. .50. Also Jan 23. Wednesday January 23 ●●7:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. KW Glee. Steve Lehmann, KW Glee producer and music director; Armanda Kind, KW Glee artistic director; Trevor Wagler, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. .50. Also Jan 22. ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Canadian Jazz All-Stars. Guido Basso; Heather Bambrick, Mike Murley, Robi Botos; Dave Young; Davide Direnzo. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (member); (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Peter Vinograde, piano. Bach: Toccatas for Keyboard; Arensky: Trio No.1. Marcus Scholtes, violin; Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, cello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Thursday January 24 ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fred Pattison Piano Award Competition 2018 Winner’s Recital. Elizabeth Vogel, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. Friday January 25 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Chiharu thewholenote.com December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 | 69

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Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019
Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019
Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019
Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018
Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018
Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018
Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018
Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018
Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018
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Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017
Volume 23 Issue 2 - October 2017
Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017
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Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016
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