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Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019

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  • February
  • Toronto
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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.

Church of St. Mary

Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. The Path of Genius. Mozart: Requiem and Solemn Vespers. Talisker Players; Irina Medvedeva, soprano; Sandra Boyes, mezzo; Chris Fischer, tenor; Bruce Kelly, baritone. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-444-7863 or torontoclassicalsingers.ca. . ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Male Voices: Masterpieces of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Rheinberger: Mass in F for male choir and organ Op.190; and works by Britten, Elgar, Thompson and R. Strauss. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-761-7776 or victoriascholars.ca. /(adv); (sr/st)/(adv). ●●8:00: TO Live. Jazz at the George: Holly Cole. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. -. Musicians from Marlboro A. Concerts in the GTA ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu. Illuminate. Directed by Tony Nguyen. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-978-8849. -. Monday March 4 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. What Makes It Great?® with Rob Kapilow: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Rob Kapilow, host; U of T Strings. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday March 5 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Le Récital des Anges: Songs of Ian Cusson. Ian Cusson, piano/composer; Marion Newman, mezzo; Marjorie Maltais, mezzo. 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. Gina Lee, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Singing Our Songs. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●7:30: Bach Children’s Chorus and Bach Chamber Youth Choir. Beauty Non-Conforming. Charissa Bagan, James Pinhorn, conductors. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 416-431-0790. ; (st). The Second City Guide to the Symphony. Colin Mochrie, host; The Second City; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .25-7. Also Mar 6(mat), Mar 6(eve), Mar 7. Wednesday March 6 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Imre Olah, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Second City Guide to the Symphony. See Mar 5. Also Mar 6(8pm); 7. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Vegas Breeze. Micah Barnes Quartet. 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. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz: U of T 12tet. Tony Malaby, saxophone; Terry Promane, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. ; (st); free(UofT st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Second City Guide to the Symphony. See Mar 5. Also Mar 7. ●●8:30: 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. Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic TORONTO CLASSICAL SINGERS THE PATH OF GENIUS FROM SALZBURG TO VIENNA, AN EVENING PRAYER AND A PROFOUND GOODBYE. MOZART SOLEMN VESPERS REQUIEM Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680. Free-will offering accepted. Thursday March 7 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: DMA Competition Winner - Jialiang Zhu, Piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:00: Westwood Concerts. Trio Dell’Aria: Memories of Places Past. Spohr: Six German Songs Op.103; Horvat: Memory of a Place Past St. Joe’s; Colin Eatock: Ashes of Soldiers. Kripa Nageshwar, soprano; Michael Westwood, clarinet; Ruta Vaivade, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-843- 9274. . ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Music by Joby Talbot. Christopher Wheeldon, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. and up. Opens Mar 7, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 17. Tues-Sun(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). Note: only 2pm on Mar 17. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Avataar. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Farruquito. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. Also Mar 8. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Second City Guide to the Symphony. See Mar 5. SUN 3 March, 2 pm Hear Haydn, Kodály, Ravel, and a brand new commission from chamber music’s most coveted retreat. 345 Sorauren Ave, Toronto / 416-822-9781 gallery345.com March 5 at 8 pm DANNY DRIVER ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Danny Driver. C.P.E. Bach: Fantasie in f-sharp H300; Schumann: Kreisleriana Op.16; Saariaho: Ballade for Piano; Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Medtner: Sonata No.9 in a. Danny Driver, piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50- ; (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. JURGEN PETRENKO, CONDUCTOR THE TALISKER PLAYERS IRINA MEDVEDEVA, SOPRANO SANDRA BOYES, MEZZO-SOPRANO CHRIS FISCHER, TENOR BRUCE KELLY , BARITONE SUNDAY MARCH 3, 2019 4PM CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK 1570 YONGE STREET AT HEATH TICKETS .00 BUY AT : torontoclassicalsingers.ca OR CALL: 416 444 7863 transcending tradition 52 | February 1 – March 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Belleville, Cambridge, Elmira, Elora, Ganonoque, Gravenhurst, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines, Waterloo, Welland, Windsor. Friday February 1 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Jean Marchand, piano; Brigitte Poulin, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera at Western: Le nozze di Figaro. Tyrone Paterson, music director; Theodore Baerg, stage director. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or 519-672-8800. /(adv); /(st/adv). Also Jan 25, 26(2pm), Feb 2(2pm), 3(2pm). ●●8:00: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Choir! Choir! Choir! 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. . Robertson Theatre. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Annual Program by Composers and Improvisers of WLU Faculty of Music. Christopher Austin, flute; Chris Clarke, harp; Lindsay Walker, euphonium; Hayden Spence, trombone; Nic Dennison, tuba. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). Saturday February 2 ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Footprints in the Snow. Doors open 30 minutes before the concert for children and parents to participate in music activities provided by Music for Young Children. Barbara Croall, storyteller, KWS Musicians. Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). Also Feb 9(Elmira); 16(Conrad Centre). ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera at Western: Le nozze di Figaro. Tyrone Paterson, music director; Theodore Baerg, stage director. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or 519-672-8800. /(adv); /(st/adv). Also Jan 25, 26(2pm), Feb 1, 3(2pm). ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Dancing Bows and Skipping Strings! TRIOLA (Gisèle Dalbec Szcsesniak, violin; Melinda Raymond, violin; and Eileen Beaudette, viola). 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. ; (faculty/staff); (st). Recommended for ages 5-10. ●●3:00: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Marz Homes Family Concert Experience: Compose Yourself. Daniel Bartholomew- Poyser, conductor. McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Mohawk College, 135 Fennell Ave. W., Hamilton. 905-526-7756. -. 11am: Preconcert activities. Recommended for ages 4 and up. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The Kingston Connection: Miss Emily and Friends. Emily Fennell, vocals. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. - ; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●7:30: Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. Classical Roots. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme; Brahms: Symphony No.2; Mozetich: Steps to Ecstasy. Stéphane Tétreault, cello; Michael Newnham, conductor. Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-742- 7469. -; (st). 6:40pm: “Meet the Maestro” pre-concert chat. ●●7:30: Windsor Classic Chorale. With Hearts Ablaze: Reflections on Love. Louie: Love Songs for a Small Planet; Britten: Five Flower Songs; Henderson: Shades of Love; McDowall: A Fancy of Folksongs. Amy Ley, harp. All Saints Anglican Church (Windsor), 330 City Hall Square W., Windsor. 519-567- 7407. /(adv). Sunday February 3 ●●2:00: Chamber Music Hamilton. Parker Quartet. Shostakovich: Two String Quartet Pieces; Janáček: String Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”; Brahms: String Sextet No.2 in G Op.36. Parker Quartet; Michael Schulte, violin; David Hetherington, cello. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton. 905-719-6457. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera at Western: Le nozze di Figaro. Tyrone Paterson, music director; Theodore Baerg, stage director. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or 519-672-8800. /(adv); /(st/adv). Also Jan 25, 26(2pm), Feb 1, 2(2pm). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Game On! Richardson-Schulte: The Hockey Sweater; Reineke: Casey at the Bat. Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (st/ child); (arts worker); (EyeGO). Monday February 4 ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Early Music Studio. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. Wednesday February 6 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Odin String Quartet. Brahms: Piano Quintet. Alex Toskov & Tanya Charles, violins; Laurence Schaufele, viola; Samuel Bisson, cello; Talisa Black, piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Rumble: The Concert. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (Hot Ticket Members); (univ/college); (high school). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Piano Recital. Liszt: Transcendental Etudes (complete). Steven Vanhauwaert, piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Thursday February 7 ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Alicia Svigals: The Yellow Ticket. Live score for a screening of the 1918 silent film The Yellow Ticket featuring Pola Negri. Alicia Svigals, composer/violin; Marilyn Lerner, piano. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905- 688-0722. ; (member); (st). ●●7:30: Tom Allen. Bohemians in Brooklyn. An evening in the house that once held W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee. A potent mix of cabaret, social history, very juicy gossip, glorious music and all parts fun. Patricia O’Callaghan and Bryce Kulak, singers; Lori Gemmell, harp; Tom Allen, storyteller. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. 705-749-1146. . ●●8:30: Waterloo Winter Jazz Festival. Steve McDade Sextet. Jazz Room, Huether Hotel, 59 King St N., Waterloo. 519-886-3350 or ticketscene.com. ; (under 30). Friday February 8 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Duo Concertante (Nancy Dahn, violin; Timothy Steeves, piano). Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●8:00: Waterloo Winter Jazz Festival. Larry Larson’s Jazz Guys. Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener. 519-578-1570 or registrytheatre.com. . ●●8:30: Waterloo Winter Jazz Festival. Glenn Buhr and Margaret Sweatman with Penderecki String Quartet. Jazz Room, Huether Hotel, 59 King St N., Waterloo. 519-886-3350 or ticketscene.ca. : (under 30). Saturday February 9 ●●10:00am: Chorus Niagara. Singathon 2019. Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir; Krista Rhodes, piano; celebrity guest conductors. Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St., Welland. 905- 934-5575. Free. Donations welcome. Fivehour, non-stop singing marathon. ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Footprints in the Snow. Doors open 30 minutes before the concert for children and parents to participate in music activities provided by Music for Young Children. Barbara Croall, storyteller, KWS Musicians. Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder St. S., Elmira. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). Also Feb 2(Waterloo Region Museum); 16(Conrad Centre). ●●12:30: Elora Singers. Soup and Song: The Music of Sir James MacMillan. St. John’s Anglican Church (Elora), 36 Henderson St., Elora. 519-846-0331. . ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Symphony Orchestra. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. /(adv). ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony. Gene Kelly: A Life in Music. Music from Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris, Brigadoon, Les Girls, and Anchors Aweigh. Patricia Ward Kelly, host. Grand Theatre (Kingston), 218 Princess St., Kingston. 613-546-9729. -. Also 7:30pm. ●●7:00: Gravenhurst Opera House. Carl Dixon; Whole ‘Nother Thing. Mark Santer and Pat Gowan. 295 Muskoka Rd. S., Gravenhurst. 705-687-5550. ; (st). ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. Paul Langille with Paul Sims. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-319-5847. /(adv). thewholenote.com February 1 – March 7, 2019 | 53

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