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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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Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) Sep 3 8pm Belleville-Ville. Sep 27 8:30pm FIST. Sep 8 8pm ZA / Neon Bloom / Hedgehog Eyes. Sep 9 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Sep 10 8pm Dehd w/ Deeper & Media Jeweler. Sep 14 8:30pm Rose of the West. Sep 15 8pm Luke Temple. Sep 16 8:30pm Martian Crisis Unit, Your Grandad, New Sky. Sep 18 8pm BAILEN. Sep 20 8:30pm Yoo Doo Right w/ Sahara, Sunglaciers, Pacer. Sep 22 8pm Lola Kirke. Sep 25 8pm Maggie Koerner. Sep 28 8:30pm Billy Moon w/ Feels Fine, Mata Raze, & More. N’awlins Jazz Bar & Dining 299 King St. W. 416-595-1958 All shows: No cover/PWYC. Every Tue 6:30pm Stacie McGregor. Every Wed 7pm The Jim Heineman Trio. Every Thur 8pm Nothin’ But the Blues with Joe Bowden. Every Fri & Sat 8:30pm N’awlins All Star Band; Every Sun 7pm Brooke Blackburn. Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 (full schedule) Live jazz and dinner, .00 per person. Dinner from 6pm and music from 7pm to 9pm. Sep 18 Paper Moon (Zooey Adams & Tony Quarrington). Sep 28 Ben Bishop & San Murata. Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 (full schedule) The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30-10:30pm unless otherwise listed. Sep 6 Canadian Jazz Quartet w/ Mike Murley. Sep 7 Rosemary Galloway. Sep 12 Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia Co-Host Thursday Night Jazz Party. Sep 13 Vern Dorge Quartet. Sep 14 Brian Blain. Sep 18 John Mac- Murchy. Sep 19 Bob DeAngelis & Friends. Sep 20 Jim Clayton Trio. Sep 21 Steve McDade Quartet. Sep 25 Hilario Duran Trio. Sep 26 Bruce Cassidy. Sep 27 Hannah Barstow Quartet. Sep 28 David Buchbinder Quartet. Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 (full schedule) Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 All shows: 2:30pm. No cover. Sep 7 Turboprop. Sep 15 Gabriel Palatchi Trio. Sep 21 Dave Hutchinson Quartet. Sep 28 Steve Koven Trio. Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 (full schedule) Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 (full schedule) Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) (full schedule). Every Tue & Sat, 8:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed 9pm The Digs. Every Thurs 9:45pm Stacey Kaniuk. Every Fri 9:45pm Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. Sep 1 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm Club Django, 7pm EGBO Trio, 9:30pm Debi Botos Group. Sep 2 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Hannah Barstow Trio. Sep 3 6:30pm El Blotto Twangueros, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts the Classic Rex Jam. Sep 4 6:30pm Clock Radio: Michael Davidson / Dan Fortin, 9:30pm Daniel Easty Group. Sep 5 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:45pm Joel Frahm w/ Turboprop. Sep 6 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Jenna Marie R&B, 9:45pm Joel Frahm w/ Turboprop. Sep 7 12pm Adam & Adam’s REMNANTS, 3:30pm Laura Hubert, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Mike Murley Quartet. Sep 9 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm EGBO Trio, 9:30pm Conor Gains. Sep 9 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. Sep 10 6:30pm El Blotto Twangueros, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts the Classic Rex Jam. Sep 11 6:30pm Michael Davidson Trio, 9:30pm Tim Hamel Quintet. Sep 12 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Way North. Sep 13 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Jenna Marie R&B, 9:45pm Dave Young / Terry Promane Octet. Sep 14 12pm Adam & Adam’s REM- NANTS, 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band, 7pm Elena Kapeleris, 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Sep 15 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm LMC w/ John Sherwood, 7pm EGBO Trio, 9:30pm Julian Anderson-Bowes. Sep 16 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Adam Teixeira Quartet. Sep 17 6:30pm El Blotto Twangueros, 9:30pm Annual Back to School Humber College Faculty Jam. Sep 18 6:30pm Michael Davidson Quartet, 9:30pm Jeremy Pelt w/ Johnny Griffith Quartet. Sep 19 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Jeremy Pelt w/ Johnny Griffith Quartet. Sep 20 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Boogaloo Squad, 9:45pm Remi-Jean LeBlanc Group. Sep 21 12pm Adam & Adam’s REM- NANTS, 3:30pm Jerome Godboo Autumn Blues Solstice, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm The Music of John Lennon w/ Michael Occhipinti. Sep 22 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters, 7pm EGBO Trio, 9:30pm Victoria Yeh’s Spirit Awakens. Sep 23 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet +2. Sep 24 6:30pm El Blotto Twangueros, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts the Classic Rex Jam. Sep 25 6:30pm Michael Davidson Group, 9:30pm Alan Hetherington’s Mistura Fina. Sep 26 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Gabriel Palatchi Trio. Sep 27 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Boogaloo Squad, 9:45pm Chuck Jackson’s Big Bad Blues Band. Sep 28 12pm Adam & Adam’s REMNANTS, 3:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Louis Simão’s Velha Guarda. Sep 29 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 7pm EGBO Trio, 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. Sep 30 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 8:30pm John McLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full schedule) Every Tue 7-10pm Jazz Night. Every Thu 8:30pm Karaoke. Every Fri 9:30pm Blues Jam - house band with weekly featured guest. Every Sat 3pm Salty Dog Saturday Matinée. Sauce on Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 All shows: No cover. Competitions ●●Sep 01: Azrieli Music Prizes. Celebrating Excellence in New Composition. Call for submissions closes Sep 1. Further information at ●●Sep 02: Queen’s University. Bader and Overton Canadian Cello Competition. Applications accepted until Sep 2. Further information at ●●Sep 30: Schulich School of Music, McGill University. Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers. Application deadline: Sep 30. Further information at ●●Dec 01:Toronto Mozart Violin Competition. Application deadline: Dec 1 but applications are being accepted now. Further information at Film Screenings ●●Sep 25 6:30: Cameron Tingley. Life As We Know It. Humorous short films about modern society set to a dynamic musical score. Riverdale Public Library, 370 Broadview Ave. 416- 469-3033. Free. Galas and Fundraisers ●●Sep 19 5:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. 24th Annual Giant Used Book Sale. All proceeds from this sale go to the Mississauga Symphony. Over 60,000 items in excellent condition at bargain prices: Adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, music sheets, scores and books, vinyl, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games. Sheridan Centre, 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga. Also Sep 20 (10am), 21 (10am), 22 (11am). Cash only. ●●Oct 06 2:00: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Sidgwick Scholars 30th Anniversary Fundraiser. Opera hits in celebration of the 30th anniversary of our emerging artists program. Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst St. 416- 530-4428. Free admission (suggested minimum donation 0). Lectures, Salons and Symposia ●●Sep 16 4:30: The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. An up-close and personal conversation with Barbara Hannigan, soprano, conductor and director, Equilibrium Program for young professional singers and conductors. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. Have questions for Barbara? Send them to Have questions about the event? Call 416-362-1422. Free. Pre-register via the website: ●●Sep 19 7:00: North York Central Library. E. The ETCeteras Every Mon 9pm Gareth Parry’s Book Club. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth. Every Wed Paul Reddick & Friends. Every Thu 8pm Steve Koven and Artie Roth. Sat and Sun Matinees 4pm various performers. The Senator Winebar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 (full schedule) Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 (full schedule) 3-4 shows daily, various styles, in three different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC. Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin. An informative talk by musicologist Dr. Mike Daley about life of American soul and gospel singer Aretha Franklin. Musical and video examples will be included. North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. 416-395-5639. Free. Registration required. ●●Sep 21 10:30am: SweetWater Music Festival. String Instrument Showcase: Luthier Exhibit. Some of Canada’s best string instrument makers show off their creations. Harmony Centre, 890 4th Ave. E. Owen Sound. 519-477-1403. Free. ●●Sep 21 1:15: SweetWater Music Festival. Luthier Performance and Talk. Featuring Mark Fewer and music journalist Robert Harris, who will also moderate a talk with outgoing and incoming artistic directors Mark Fewer and Edwin Huizinga. Local musicians play along with featured SweetWater musicians led by incoming artistic director Edwin Huizinga. Harmony Centre, 890 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound. 519-477-1403. Donations appreciated. ●●Sep 22 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Eric Domville, guest speaker. Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, 80 Queens Park, Room 330. 416-924-3940. . ●●Sep 29 2:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Tchaikovsky on Original Instruments. Continuing the recent trend of performing Romantic period music on period instruments, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is presenting a series of concerts at Koerner Hall Sep 19 to 22 featuring Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and several pieces by Mendelssohn. Our program will include performances by Orchestra MusicAeterna under its founding conductor, Theodor Currentzis, as well as Jos van Immerseel and his Anima Eterna period ensemble. For further information, visit or contact John Sharpe at 416-898-2549 or torontoshi@ Annual membership: $25(regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. ●●Oct 06 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Iain Scott, guest speaker. Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, 80 Queens Park, Room 330. 416-924-3940. . Masterclasses ●●Sep 07 9:00am: Honens Festival. Master Class. William Fedkenhauser (violinist of the Miró Quartet) and Nicolas Namoradze (piano) share their artistic advice and experience with the best and brightest of Albertan musicians. TransAlta Pavilion (piano) & 52 | September 2019

Room ED2008 (violin), Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, Mount Royal University, 4825 Mt. Royal Gate SW, Calgary. 403-299- 0140. Free. ●●Sep 10 12:10: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Voice Studies Performance Class. Includes panel discussions and master classes with special guests and performances by Voice Studies students. Visit music. for details. Walter Hall, University of Toronto Faculty of Music, 80 Queens Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Also Sep 19, 24, Oct 1. ●●Sep 20 1:00-3:00: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Master Class with Barbara Hannigan. Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre with the Contemporary Music Ensemble and Maeve Palmer, soprano. Walter Hall, University of Toronto Faculty of Music, 80 Queens Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ●●Sep 20 3:00-4:00: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. In Conversation with Barbara Hannigan and Brett Dean. Q&A with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Visiting Artists. Walter Hall, University of Toronto Faculty of Music, 80 Queens Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ●●Sep 30 12:00noon: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Tamara Wilson: Riki Turofsky Master Class in Voice. American soprano Tamara Wilson has given master classes and lectured to students throughout the US. Geiger-Torel Room, University of Toronto Faculty of Music, 80 Queens Park. 416-978- 3750. Free. Sing-alongs, Jams, Circles ●●Sep 02 7:00: Synergy Dance Lab. A new monthly event for dancers and dance lovers. Jen Gillmor will host an open creative movement jam with her live music offerings. At 8:15pm the space will be opened to the public to enjoy watching as various dancers will improvise performances with Jen at the musical helm. One or more dancers will be the pre-programmed special guests each month while other dancers from the jam are encouraged to take the stage for this low-pressure, spontaneous and supportive performance opportunity. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. Come enjoy the synergy of improvised music and dance. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. For further information: Jen Gillmor at or 416-899-3342. Also Oct 7. . ●●Sep 21 12:00. SweetWater Music Festival. Classical Jam: Community Play Along. Local musicians play along with featured Sweet- Water musicians led by incoming Artistic Director Edwin Huizinga. Harmony Centre, 890 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound. 519-477-1403. Free. Tours ●●Sep 22 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Sep 29 & Oct 6. Workshops ●●Sep 21 10:30am: SweetWater Music Festival. Mozart for Munchkins. Violinist Edwin Huizinga and guitarist Graham Campbell lead a program for children and their families. Includes an Instrument Petting Zoo so kids can get a chance to play an instrument. Harmony Centre, 890 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound. 519-477- 1403. Free. ●●Sep 21 11:00am: Thin Edge Music Collective. Workshop. Guest artists Ko Ishikawa and Miyama McQueen-Tokita will discuss the intricacies of writing for the traditional Japanese instruments sho and bass koto. Includes a panel discussion with composers Daryl Jamieson, Hiroki Tsurumoto, Yuka Shibuya, and Takeo Hoshiya. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. Free. ●●Sep 22 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for Singers and Instrumentalists of Bach’s Magnificat. Lydia Adams, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416- 781-4745. ; (members). ●●Sep 28 10:30am: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday Choral Workshop. As part of TMC’s 125th-anniversary celebrations, conductor David Fallis will lead participants through some of the great choral works commissioned by the TMC. Cameron Hall, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. More information at tmchoir. org/singsation-saturdays. fee includes refreshments. SING WITH DAVID FALLIS AT SINGSATION SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28 YORKMINSTER PARK Piano • Guitar • Drums • Strings • Brass • & more! Register For Music Lessons Today. Why Choose Long & McQuade? Music lessons for all ages, stages, and styles. Professional instructors make learning fun. Convenient lesson times for busy families. No registration fees. Affordable instrument rentals. 7 lesson centres in the GTA, including 2777 Steeles Ave. W., North York | 416.514.1109 September 2019 | 53

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