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Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019

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In this issue: A prize that brings lustre to its laureates (and a laureate who brings lustre to the prize); Edwin Huizinga on the journey of Opera Atelier's "The Angel Speaks" from Versailles to the ROM; Danny Driver on playing piano in the moment; Remembering Neil Crory (a different kind of genius)' Year of the Boar, Indigeneity and Opera; all this and more in Volume 24 #5. Online in flip through, HERE and on the stands commencing Thursday Jan 31.

Non-subscription Event:

Non-subscription Event: An Evening With Moritz Ernst. Stockhausen: Klavierstück X; and works by Mike Egerton, Arthur Lourié, Miklos Maros, and Sandeep Bhagwati. Moritz Ernst, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-961-9594. 0;2 for 0. Reservations required. Includes door prizes and refreshments. Proceeds to benefit New Music Concerts; charitable receipts for CRA allowable portion. ●●7:00: Music Gallery/Public Recordings. In Concert. Pauline Oliveros: To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation. Toronto City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Queen St. W. 416-204-1080. Free. Tuesday February 19 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: On Shining Wings. Works by Wagner, Duparc, R. Strauss and others. Susan Bullock, soprano; Liz Upchurch, 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: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. David Potvin, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. ●●5:00: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. MNjcc Suzuki Winter Ensemble Concert. Presentations from note-reading classes, ukulele classes, chamber music ensembles and adult string ensembles. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. Free. A. Concerts in the GTA Wednesday February 20 GLENN GOULD PRIZE GALA CONCERT HONOURING JESSYE NORMAN Wed Feb 20, 7:30PM www.glenngould.ca ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Les Adieux: A Poetic Diary. Works by Schubert. Samuel Chan, baritone; Stéphane Mayer, fortepiano. 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: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Four Hands, Two Feet Duo (Simon Irving, organ; Janice Beninger, piano). All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Andrew Adair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Glenn Gould Foundation/Canadian Opera Company. Glenn Gould Prize Gala Concert Honouring Jessye Norman. COC Orchestra conducted by COC Music Director Johannes Debus; Nina Stemme, soprano; Sandra Radvanovsky, soprano; Pumeza Matshikiza, soprano; Wallis Giunta, mezzo; Susan Platts; mezzo; and others. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. From . Gala reception following the concert. Proceeds in support of The Glenn Gould Foundation. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Alisa Weilerstein. Langgaard: Prelude to Antikrist; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.2; Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra. Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-1.50. Also Feb 21. Thursday February 21 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Les Adieux: Poèmes pour Mi. Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi. Lauren Eberwein, soprano; Rachael Kerr, 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. ●●12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall. Noon-Hour Concert Series: Youthful Impressions. Bach Children’s Chorus. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Presents: Lindsay Dobbin & Kat Estacio. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. General: /(adv); CMC Members/arts workers: /(adv); Students: /(adv). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Così fan tutte. See Feb 5. Also Feb 23(4:30pm). ●●7:30: TO Live/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Amadeus Live. Amadeus movie screening with live full orchestra and choir. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -1. Also Feb 22. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Best of Music. Works by Tom Waits, Schubert, Queen, Beethoven, Bruce Cockburn, and others. Hawksley Workman, vocalist; Martin Tielli, vocalist; Benjamin Bowman, violin; Mark Fewer, violin; Shauna Rolston-Shaw, cello; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973- 4000. -; (st/under 30). Also Feb 22, 23. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Harpsichord: Corina Marti. Keyboard music from 16th-century Poland. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●8:00: Opera Atelier. The Angel Speaks. Huizinga: Annunciation; and works by Purcell. Mireille Asselin, soprano; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Artists of Atelier Ballet in baroque costume, and members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. 416-703-3767 x222 or operaatelier.com. . Informal reception post concert. Light refreshments/cash bar available. OPERA ATELIER The Angel Speaks Feb 21 8pm @ the ROM operaatelier.com ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House. Conceived, scripted and programmed by Alison Mackay. Telemann: Ouverture in D; Monteverdi: Ritornello from Orfeo; Lully: Chaconne from Cadmus et Hermione; Concerto for 4 Violins (Largo - Vivace); Handel: Sonata in g Op.2 No.5 (Allegro); and traditional Arabic music. Alon Nashman, narrator; Maryem Tollar, narrator & vocalist; Naghmeh Farahmand, percussion; Demetri Petsalakis, oud; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Elisa Citterio, music director. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Also Feb 22, 23, 24(mat). TALES OF TWO CITIES: THE LEIPZIG- DAMASCUS COFFEE HOUSE Feb 21–24, 2019 Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Alisa Weilerstein. Langgaard: Prelude to Antikrist; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.2; Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra. Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Feb 20. Friday February 22 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Villa-Lobos, Hildegard von Bingen, Tarrega, and Albéniz. Louis Lawlor, guitar. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. 46 | February 1 – March 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

●●1:00: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre/Bernard Betel Centre/Healthy at Home. Celebrating Shabbat in Song. Jewish-themed concert featuring Rabbi Miriam Margles, as well as a participatory Shabbat ceremony, challah and traditional treats. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. Free. ●●7:00: Small World Music Society. Thomas Francis’ The Jazz Gene. Acoustic performance focused on the aesthetics of jazz from a post-jazz perspective. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. ; (2 shows). Also 9pm. ●●7:30: 3 in the 6ix. Ton Beau String Quartet. Joaquin Turina: La Oracion del Torero; Laura Sgroi: String Quartet No.1; Debussy: String Quartet in G. Bijan Sepanji, violin; Jeremy Potts, violin; Alex McLeod, viola; Sarah Steeves, cello. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-578-6993. ; (sr/st/arts workers); (under 18). ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: Simon and Garfunkel. Coffee-housestyle folk music concert. Eve Goldberg and Jory Nash. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Elektra. See Feb 6. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. OKAN. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -: .25-.25 (dinner & show package). ●●7:30: TO Live/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Amadeus Live. Amadeus movie screening with live full orchestra and choir. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -1. Also Feb 21. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Fleur persane. Duo Perséides (Amir Amiri, santur; Jean Félix Mailloux, bass). 24 Spadina Rd. 416- 922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st); (members). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Best of Music. Works by Tom Waits, Schubert, Queen, Beethoven, Bruce Cockburn, and others. Hawksley Workman, vocalist; Martin Tielli, vocalist; Benjamin Bowman, violin; Mark Fewer, violin; Shauna Rolston-Shaw, cello; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (st/under 30). Also Feb 21, 23. ●●8:00: Mosaic Canadian Vocal Ensemble. Pre-Holy Land Tour Concert. Works by Ronan, Alcaraz, Roth, Elderbin, Levine and Lauridsen. Members of St. Michael’s Choir School Alumni. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-571-3680. Free-will offering accepted. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Fu Gen Theatre. Foxconn Frequency No. 3 for Three Visibly Chinese Performers. Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Vicky Chow, Matt Poon, keyboards. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. 416-504-9971 or musicgallery.org. /(adv); (Music Gallery members/st). Also Feb 23. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House. See Feb 21. Also Feb 23, 24(3:30pm). ●●8:00: TO Live. Youn Sun Nah. Jazz singer. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. -. ●●8:00: Winterfolk XVII Blues and Roots Festival. In Concert. Bywater Blues Band (8pm); Chloe Watkinson (9pm); Dan McKinnon Band (10pm). Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537. /(adv). 2nd Floor. ●●9:00: Small World Music Society. Thomas Francis’ The Jazz Gene. Electric performance focused on hip-hop and its influences from the beginnings of jazz. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. ; (2 shows). Also 7pm. Saturday February 23 ●●1:00: Winterfolk XVII Blues and Roots Festival. For King and Country: A World War I Musical Documentary. Written by Tony Quarrington. Tony Quarrington, Brian Gladstone, Noah Zacharin, Stuart Laughton, David Storey and others. Harpin’ Norm Lucien and Friends (3pm); Stav (4pm). Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537. /(adv). 2nd Floor. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Play It by Ear! Young People’s Concert. Kevin Frank, host; Alumni from The Second City; Simon Rivard, TSO Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. - .75. Also 4pm. ●●3:00: Annex Singers. Camerata: A Day in Song. Works by U2, Mendelssohn, Morley The Annex Chamber Choir presents Camerata: A Day in Song Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM www.annexsingers.com and others. Annex Chamber Choir; Raffi Altournian, guitar; Maria Case, conductor. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. 416-458-4434. ; (sr/st); free(12 and under). Also 7:30pm. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Play It by Ear! Young People’s Concert. Kevin Frank, host; Alumni from The Second City; Simon Rivard, TSO Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -.75. Also 2pm. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Così fan tutte. See Feb 5. ●●6:15: Winterfolk XVII Blues and Roots Festival. In Concert. James Gordon (6:15pm); Emilyn Stam and John Williams (7:15pm); Mose Scarlett (8:15pm); Ken Whiteley (9:15pm). Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. 416- 469-0537. /(adv). 2nd Floor. ●●7:30: Annex Singers. Camerata: A Day in Song. Works by U2, Mendelssohn, Morley and others. Annex Chamber Choir; Raffi Altournian, guitar; Maria Case, conductor. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. 416-458-4434. ; (sr/st); free(12 and under). Also 3pm. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Handel’s Alcina. Celebration of Handel’s birthday. In concert with piano accompaniment. Antonina Ermolenko, soprano (Alcina); Meagan Larios, mezzo (Ruggiero); Michaela Dickey, mezzo (Bradamante); Bree Horton, mezzo (Morgana); Josh Zajac, treble (Oberto); Fabian Arciniegas, tenor (Oronte); John Holland, baritone (Melisso); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . Also Mar 3 (2pm, Windsor). David Lang’s love fail featuring choreography by Ceinwen Gobert ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. The Slocan Ramblers. Opening set: Ben Sures. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. lillian.wauthier@gmail.com or acousticharvest.ca. /(adv). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. William Franklyn Leathers in Concert. Jazz and blues, gospel, reggae, classical and other music. William Franklyn Leathers, trumpet and piano; Howard Leathers, trumpet and vocals; and others. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. ; (sr/st); (friends of the museum). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Best of Music. Works by Tom Waits, Schubert, Queen, Beethoven, Bruce Cockburn, and others. Hawksley Workman, vocalist; Martin Tielli, vocalist; Benjamin Bowman, violin; Mark Fewer, violin; Shauna Rolston-Shaw, cello; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (st/under 30). Also Feb 21, 22. ●●8:00: Greenbank Folk Music Society. Michal Jerome Brown in Concert. Greenbank Hall, 19965 Highway #12, Greenbank. 905- 985-8351. . ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. Yaima Sáez y Su Grupo and Jane Bunnett & Maqueque. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -: .95-0.95(dinner & show package). ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Fu Gen Theatre. Foxconn Frequency No. 3 for Three Visibly Chinese Performers. Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Vicky Chow, Matt Poon, keyboards. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. 416-504-9971 or musicgallery.org. /(adv); (Music Gallery members/st). Also Feb 22. ●●8:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. love fail. 2018 / 2019 Season Presents Saturday, February 23, 2019 ~ 8 pm WATCH THE FULL FILM ON A 35-FT SCREEN WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR FEB. 21 & 22 Calvin Presbyterian Church ~ 26 Delisle Ave. ~ Toronto Tickets available through the Oriana Choir website at www.orianachoir.com or at at www.tickets.harthouse.ca or 416-978-8849 Adults: Seniors/under 35: Students: ORIANA Women’s Choir gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of ticketmaster.ca Co-presented by Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Attila Glatz Concert Productions www.orianachoir.com info@orianachoir.com thewholenote.com February 1 – March 7, 2019 | 47

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