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Volume 25 Issue 1 - September 2019

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Vol 1 of our 25th season is now here! And speaking of 25, that's how many films in the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival editor Paul Ennis, in our Eighth Annual TIFF TIPS, has chosen to highlight for their particular musical interest. Also inside: Rob Harris looks through the Rear View Mirror at past and present prognostications about the imminent death of classical music; Mysterious Barricades and Systemic Barriers are Lydia Perović's preoccupations in Art of Song; Andrew Timar reflects on the evolving priorities of the Polaris Prize; and elsewhere, it's chocks away as yet another season creaks or roars (depending on the beat) into motion. Welcome back.

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trio; Rachmaninoff: Vocalise; Marie-Pierre Brasset: L’amoureux; Beethoven: Piano Trio Op.70 No.1 “Ghost”. Trio Fibonacci (Julie- Anne Derome, violin; Gabriel Prynn, cello; Steven Massicotte, piano). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052 or wmct. on.ca. . ●●7:30: Fall for Dance North. Program 1. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. . Pre-show artist talk 6:30pm. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - In Concert. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -6.75. Also Oct 4(7:30pm), 5(12:30pm & 7:30pm). TOP BRASS A fanfare celebration! Oct 3 at 8pm soundstreams.ca ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Top Brass. R. Murray Schafer: Trumpet Aubade; Takemitsu: Paths; Telemann: Concerto for Three Trumpets; Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre. Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet; Ingrid Jensen, trumpet; Jens Lindemann, trumpet; Virtuoso String Orchestra, Joaquin Valdepeñas, conductor. A. Concerts in the GTA Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. -. Friday October 4 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Ravel and Debussy. David Potvin, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Turandot. Music by Giacomo Puccini, completed by Franco Alfano, libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. Tamara Wilson, soprano (Turandot - Sep 28, Oct 4, 9, 15, 17, 19, 27); Marjorie Owens, soprano (Turandot - Oct 23, 25); Sergey Skorokhodov, tenor (Calaf - Sep 28, Oct 4, 9, 15, 17, 19, 27); Kamen Chanev, tenor (Calaf - Oct 23, 25); Liù Joyce El-Khoury, soprano (Liù - Sep 28, Oct 4, 9, 19, 27); Vanessa Vasquez, soprano (Liù - Oct 15, 17, 23, 25); Carlo Rizzi, conductor; Robert Wilson, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. -25. Runs Sep 28-Oct 27. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Turandot. Music by Giacomo Puccini, completed by Franco Alfano, libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. Tamara Wilson, soprano (Turandot - Sep 28, Oct 4, 9, 15, 17, 19, 27); Marjorie Owens, soprano (Turandot - Oct 23, 25); Sergey Skorokhodov, tenor (Calaf - Sep 28, Oct 4, 9, 15, 17, 19, 27); Kamen Chanev, tenor (Calaf - Oct 23, 25); Liù Joyce El-Khoury, soprano (Liù - Sep 28, Oct 4, 9, 19, 27); Vanessa Vasquez, soprano (Liù - Oct 15, 17, 23, 25); Carlo Rizzi, conductor; Robert Wilson, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. -25. Runs Sep 28-Oct 27. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Fall for Dance North. Program 3. Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. . ●●7:30: Fall for Dance North. Program 2. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. . Also Oct 5(2pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - In Concert. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -6.75. Also Oct 3(7:30pm), 5(12:30pm & 7:30pm). ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Illos Steryannis Presents The Babylonia Suite. Paul Pacanowski, clarinet/flute; Amber Walton-Amar, cello; Jeremy Ledbetter, piano; Connor Walsh, bass; Ilios Steryannis, drums. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). Saturday October 5 ●●12:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - In Concert. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -6.75. Also Oct 3(7:30pm), 4(7:30pm), 5(7:30pm). ●●2:00: Fall for Dance North. Program 2. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. . Pre-show artist talk 1pm. ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: The Dorian Group. Gary Gregg, trumpet; Andrew Smith, saxophone; Lorne Tepperman, piano; Jan Ravens, bass; Mark Shannon, drums. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691- 8082. Free; donations welcome. Saturday Oct 5, 7pm CD LAUNCH CONCERT Glenn Gould Studio search Into the Stone at eventbrite.com ●●7:00: Leaf Music/Gillian Smith. Into the Stone. CD launch. Alice Ping Yee Ho: Caprice; Ana Sokolović: Cinque Danze per Violino Solo; Kati Agócs: Versprechen; Veronika Krausas: Inside the Stone; Chantal Laplante: Le ciel doit être proche. Gillian Smith, violin; Emily Rho, piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. eventbrite.com. (includes Into the Stone CD). Composer Alice Ping Yee Ho will attend and will speak about Caprice. ●●7:30: Academy Concert Series. Family Has Your Bach. Works by Telemann, Bach, and Bach’s sons. Alison Melville, recorders/Baroque flute; Christopher Bagan, harpsichord; Emily Eng, violin/viola; Kerri McGonigle, cello. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-629-3716 or academyconcertseries. com. Pay What You Decide. ●●7:30: Fall for Dance North. Program 3. Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. . Also Oct 6(2pm). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan. Works by Schumann, Chopin; Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.1 and 8. Attis Bankas, violin. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com or Eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - In Concert. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -6.75. Also Oct 3(7:30pm), 4(7:30pm), 5(12:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra. Colgrass: As Quiet As; Beethoven: Symphony No.7 Op.92 in A; Schmitt: Légende Op.66; Debussy: Nocturnes (Nuages & Fêtes); Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole. Jennifer Tan, alto saxophone; Uri Meyer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Preperformance lecture ‘Symphony Talk’. U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Transatlantic Ravel. Hélène Tysman, piano; Les Percussions Claviers de Lyon. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (members). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Subscription Concert #1. Gershwin: Cuban Overture; Albinoni: Adagio (for full orchestra); Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suite No.2; Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D RV93; Haydn: Symphony No.104 in D. Bahar Ossareh, guitar; Norman Reintamm, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. -; -(sr/ st); free(under 12). 7:15pm: Pre-concert talk. cathedralbluffs.com. ●●8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. The Pearl Fishers with OperOttawa. Selections from Bizet: The Pearl Fishers. Cristina Pisani, soprano; Robert Martin, tenor; Norman Brown, baritone; John Holland, bassbaritone; Claire Harris, piano. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844-3972. ; (st). Sunday October 6 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes Series: David Ramsden’s “There’s a Lady on Stage”. Lori Yates, Tabbi Johnson and Theresa Tova, vocalists; David Ramsden, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). Tickets available a week prior to David Ramsden’s “There’s a Lady on Stage” Lori Yates / Tabby Johnson / Theresa Tova SundaY, OcTOber 6, 1pM MazzOLeni cOncerT HaLL Free tickets will be available starting Mon. Sept. 30. 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance 46 | September 2019 thewholenote.com

concert date. ●●2:00: Fall for Dance North. Program 3. Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. . Post-show artist talk. ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Schubertiad: Handel’s Heroines Power Anthems from the High Baroque Sun Oct 6, 3pm Vania Chan, soprano Resonance Baroque Ensemble rhcentre.ca A Day with Schubert. Andrea Ludwig, mezzo; Rosebud Quartet; Inna Perkis and Boris Zarankin, pianos. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-6323. ; (sr); (13-25); (under 13). ●●3:00: Vania Chan/Moon Bloom Music/ Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Handel’s Heroines: Power Anthems from the High Baroque. Works by Handel. Vania Chan, soprano; Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811 or rhcentre. ca. $25. Pre-concert chat 2:15pm. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Concert. Peeters: Modal Suite; Rheinberger: Six pieces for violin and organ; Guilmant: Fourth Sonata for Organ. Gordon Mansell, organ; Tamara Hrycak, violin. 227 Bloor St. E. 416- 961-8116. Free. ●●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. ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. I Hit My Head and Everything Changed. Thomas Adès: Overture to The Tempest, Op.22a, for orchestra; Brian Harman: I Hit My Head and Everything Changed, for orchestra with video art projection by Moira Ness; Alexina Louie: Love Songs for a Small Planet, for chamber choir, harp, percussion and string orchestra; Hans Abrahamsen: Left alone, for piano (left hand) and orchestra. Avan Yu, piano; Elmer Iseler I Hit My Head and Everything Changed Sunday October 6 2019 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com Singers; Moira Ness, artist; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Starting at . 7:15pm: pre-concert chat. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Belleville, Cherry Valley, Cobourg, Delta, Elgin, Fergus, Gravenhurst, Haliburton, Kingston, Kitchener, Leith, London, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Picton, Port Hope, South River, St. Catharines, Stratford. Wednesday September 4 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Hymns of the Heart. Cheryl Graham, piano. Hiway Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Hymns of the Heart. Cheryl Graham, piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). Friday September 6 ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre/Kakekalanicks Indigenous Arts. Celebration of Nations: Down the Dirt Road - Original and Evolution of the Blues. Pappy Johns Band; Murray Porter; Harrison Kennedy; Lakota John. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (high school st). Saturday September 7 ●●2:00: Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. Brass in the Park Featuring True North Brass. Anthony Di Lorenzo: Fire Dance; Michael Kamen: Quintet; Bach: Aria from the Goldberg Variations; James McGrath: Trois Hommages; Albinoni: Adagio in g; and other works. Macaulay Heritage Park, 35 Church St., Picton. 613-393-3798. Free. ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre/Kakekalanicks Indigenous Arts. Celebration of Nations: Unsettled Scores. Contaries: A Chamber Requiem. Text by Spy Dénommé-Welch. Music by Spy Dénommé- Welch & Catherine Magowan. Radar by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine Magowan. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (high school st). Sunday September 8 ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. Friends of Fiddler’s Green. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-319-5847. $25/(adv). Tuesday September 10 ●●7:00: Kitchener Public Library. Mysterious Barricades: Concert for World Suicide Prevention Day. 85 Queen St. N., Kitchener. mysteriousbarricades.org. Free. Wednesday September 11 ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Louis Lefaive, Piano. Jazz standards and original works. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. Friday September 13 ●●7:30: Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. Opening Concert:. Uriel Vanchestein: Les Veuves; Beethoven: String Quartet No.10 in E-flat Op.74 “Harp”; Mozart: String Quintet No.3 in C (viola) K515. New Orford String Quartet and Aloysia Friedman, viola. St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St., Picton. 613-393-3798. ; (st); (16 and under). Saturday September 14 ●●1:30: Good Lovelies. In Concert. Canadian folk/country harmony. Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore. Port Hope Fair, 62 McCaul St., Port Hope. 905-396-3247. admission to the Fair. ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Mysterious Barricades: Concert for World Suicide Prevention Day. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Verdi Requiem. Ottawa Choral Society; National Arts Centre Orchestra; Alexander Shelley, conductor. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu.ca/ theisabel/tickets. -; -(faculty/ staff); -(st). ●●7:30: Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. Two Brothers, Four Hands. Mozart: Sonata for two Pianos in D K448; Alexina Louie: Afterimages (1981); Ravel: La valse; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances Op.45. Jon Kimura Parker and Jamie Parker, pianos. St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St., Picton. 613-393-3798. ; (st); (16 and under). ●●8:00: Night Kitchen Too. In Concert. Invited musicians, poets and spoken word artists. Pinnacle Playhouse, 256 Pinnacle St., Belleville. 613-849-1976. . Sunday September 15 ●●3:00: Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. Gryphon Trio. Haydn: Piano Trio in g HobXV:1; Brahms: Piano Trio No.2 in C Op.87; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.2 in c Op.66. Jamie Parker, piano; Roman Borys, cello; Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin. St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St., Picton. 613-393-3798. ; (st); (16 and under). Wednesday September 18 ●●12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrews. Keiko Kuepfer, Organ. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705- 726-1181. ; free(st). Thursday September 19 ●●7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Travels Through Europe. Schubert: Trio Movement; Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sonata for Violin & Viola; Turina: La Orácion de Torero for string quartet; Enescu: Aubade for string trio; Penderecki: Clarinet Quartet. Guest: Peter Shackleton, clarinet. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. 519-661-0333. ; $25(sr); (st); (child under 10). Friday September 20 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Faculty members perform. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. Soloists from Les Violons du Roy. Telemann: Sonata in g TWV42:g7; Bach: Trio Sonata in G BWV1039; Bach: Selection from Two- and Three-Part Inventions BWV772-801; Purcell: Three-Part Fantasias; Uriel Vanchestein: String Trio. Véronique Vychytil, violin; Isaac Chalk, viola; Benoît Loiselle, cello; Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord. St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St., Picton. 613-393-3798. ; (st); (16 and under). ●●8:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Opening Gala: Everything Old Is New Again. Works by Handel including: Trio for Flute, Violin and Continuo Op.2 No.1 HWV386; Duet: Scherzano sul tuo volta, from Rinaldo HWV7; Duet: Se il cor ti perde, from Tolomeao HWV25; Trio Sonata Op.2 No.9 in E HWV394 for 2 violins and continuo; Trio Sonata Op.2 No.8 in g HWV393 for 2 violins and continuo; and other works. Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Ellen McAteer, soprano; Adrian Butterfield and Mark Fewer, violins; Rachel Brown, flute; Kenneth Slowik, harpsichord. Historic Leith Church, 419134 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith. 519-477-1403. ; (st). Note: Single tickets for Opening Night Gala sold out. Call Roxy Theatre box office to be added to a waiting thewholenote.com September 2019 | 47

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