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Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019

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Long promised, Vivian Fellegi takes a look at Relaxed Performance practice and how it is bringing concert-going barriers down across the spectrum; Andrew Timar looks at curatorial changes afoot at the Music Gallery; David Jaeger investigates the trumpets of October; the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution (and the 20th Anniversary of our October Blue Pages Presenter profiles) in our Editor's Opener; the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir at 125; Tapestry at 40 and Against the Grain at 10; ringing in the changing season across our features and columns; all this and more, now available in Flip Through format here, and on the stands commencing this coming Friday September 27, 2019. Enjoy.

BY JAVIER LIMÓN Friday

BY JAVIER LIMÓN Friday October 18 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Schumann: Kinderszenen; Chopin: Sonata in b Op.58. Younggun Kim, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rusalka. See Oct 12. Also Oct 20(2pm), 22, 24, 26(4:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Symphony Concerts. Gregson: Festivo; Calvert: Romantic Variations; Dello Joio: Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn; Sparke: Celebration; Grainger: Handel in the Strand/ Shepherd’s Hey/Children’s March. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●7:30: Vedrana Subotic. Piano Concert. Liszt: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la Solitude; Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op.31 No.2; Chopin Sonata No.2; Piazzolla: Tango Fantasy “Adios A. Concerts in the GTA OCT 17 Director Peter Mahon Victoria Requiem for 6 voices (1605) Experience one of the true musical masterpieces of the late Spanish Renaissance, along with works by Victoria’s contemporaries, including Rimonte, Guerrero, Anerio, Vasquez and Lobo. Saturday, October 19, 7:30 pm St. Patrick’s Church 141 McCaul St. Nonina”. Vedrana Subotic piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-332-3352. . vedranasubotic.com. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème. See Oct 11. Also Oct 19, 20, 22, 24, 25. ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Voices of Earth: In Celebration of Nature’s Beauty. Mark Ramsay, conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971- 9229. ; $25(sr); (arts workers/under 30); (st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Mark Fewer, violin & Daniel Janke, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781 or infogallery345.com or eventbrite. ca. $25; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X AVANT XIV: Lido Pimienta’s Miss Colombia with horns World Premiere + OKAN. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. $25/(adv); (st/members/earlybird). ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live: Me, Myself & I. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -0. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Chick Tickets: , Seniors: $25, Students with ID: (only at the door) Info: 416 286-9798 Order online: boxoffice.tallischoir.com an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride and Brian Blade. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. SOLD OUT. ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Paganini & Dvořák. Paganini: Violin Concerto No.1; Dvořák: Chamber Symphony Op.77a. Elisso Gogibedashvili, violin; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-250- 3708 or sinfoniatoronto.com. ; (sr); (st); (artsworker). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Baroque Roots. See Oct 16. Also Oct 19(8pm), 20(3:30pm). Saturday October 19 ●●2:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Early Music Concerts: Acis and Galatea. Handel: Acis and Galatea. Isaiah Bell, stage director; Larry Beckwith conductor. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. Also Oct 20(eve). ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Turandot. See Oct 4. Also Oct 23, 25, 27(2pm). ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists Series: Showcase Concerts. Features classical musicians aged 8-18. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free(ticket required). Tickets available a week prior to concert date. ●●7:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. Concert Series 1: Threnody - Remembrance, Rest, Homecoming. Works by Beethoven, Britten, Mendelssohn and Rheinberger. St. John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Dr. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); $25(st). ●●7:30: Aga Khan Museum/Raag-Mala Toronto. Sublime Sitar with Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee. Indian classical music. Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee, sitar; Sri Soumen Nandy, tabla. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. -; -(friends/ Raag-Mala members). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Payadora Tango Ensemble with Elbio Fernandez. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or infogallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. . Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: Mississauga Festival Choir. Phantom of the Opera. Film screening of the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera. Music for chamber orchestra by Andrew Downing. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000 or livingartscentre.ca. ; $25(sr/st). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Alexandra leBlanc, soprano & Claire Harris, piano. Works by Raminsch, Mahler, Barber, Bernstein and Debussy. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . Portion of proceeds donated to Ronald McDonald House and to fund completion of uncompleted Santiago de Compostella pilgrimage of leBlanc’s grandparents. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest/Patio Records. The Healing Garden Benefit. Marla & David Celia; Kobo Town; Meg Tennant. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. 416-729-7564. /$25(adv). Fundraiser for garden of solace for cancer patients at MacKenzie Health Foundation. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème. See Oct 11. Also Oct 20, 22, 24, 25. ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Autumn Leaves. Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1 in c. Sara Raff, violin; Jeewon Kim, viola; Alex Grant, cello; Ron Greidanus, piano. Piano Hall, 157 Main St. S., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. in advance only. ●●8:00: Greenbank Folk Music Society. Keith Glass Band. Dennis O’Toole. Greenbank Hall, 19965 Highway #12, Greenbank. 905-985- 8351. . ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. In Concert. Martha Masters, guitar. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-964-8298 or guitarsocietyoftoronto.com. ; (sr); (st); (adv); (sr adv); $25(st adv). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Beauty, Fate, and Variations. Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Barber: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4. Leslie Ashworth, violin; Kristian Alexander, conductor; Travis Grubisi, host. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7468. -. 7pm silent auction; 7:15pm pre-concert recital; 7:30pm pre-concert talk; intermission discussion; post-concert champagne reception. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X AVANT XIV: Willi Williams and New Chance World Premiere + Holy Hum. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. $25/(adv); (st/ members/earlybird). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Bruce Cockburn Solo. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -5. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Baroque Roots. See Oct 16. Also Oct 20(3:30pm). Sunday October 20 ●●1:00: Opticianado. Shelby Lamb. 2919 Dundas St. W. 416-604-2020. Free. Family friendly. ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music & Truffles: Bennewitz Quartet. Music from Eastern Europe; Bach: The Art of the Fugue (selections). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 922-3714 x103. . ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Rusalka. See Oct 12. Also Oct 22, 24, 26(4:30pm). ●●2:00: Daniel Lichti. Art Song in House. Lieder, Mélodie and Art Song. Graduate level and emerging classical singers of all voice types. A Private Home, 13A Robina Ave. 226-581-2972. . A salon concert; total occupancy is 18. Also Nov 17. ●●2:00: Roy Thomson Hall. The Chieftains and Friends. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters Series: A Hungarian Trilogy. Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin Sz117 BB124; Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello Op.7; Dohnányi: Serenade Op.10. Erika Raum, violin; Barry Shiffman, viola; Tom Wiebe, cello. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●2:00: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. A French Salon: Refugee Fundraising Concert. Works by Hahn, Debussy, Poulenc, Satie, Piaf. Allison Angelo, soprano; Market Ornova, piano. Private Residence, 39 Old Mill Road. 416-830-8128. 0. Tax receipt issued for . Fundraiser for newly arrived Syrian family. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, desserts served. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: Seasons of Song. Works by Farrell, Emery and Hammell. Women’s Chorus; Men’s Chorus; Elaine Choi and Mark Ramsay, conductors. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted 46 | October 2019 thewholenote.com

free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. L’enfant et les sortilèges & L’heure espagnole. Music by Maurice Ravel. Sung in English. Holly Chaplin, soprano; Anika-France Forget, mezzo; Danlie Rae Acebuque, baritone; Joshua Clemenger, tenor; Opera in Concert Chorus; Suzy Smith, music director and pianist; Robert Cooper, chorus director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800- 708-6754. -. ●●3:00: Weston Silver Band. In Concert. Guests: TorQ Percussion Quartet. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 1-866-908-9090 or westonsilverband.ca. $25); (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Gallery 345. Art of the Piano: Marc Pierre Toth. Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op.49 No.1, Op.13 “Pathetique”, Op.78 “À Thérèse”, Op.106 “Hammerklavier”. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or infogallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●3:00: Toronto Public Library. Quiet Concerts. Germaine Lui & Aisha Sasha John. Toronto Public Library, Cedarbrae, 545 Markham Rd., Scarborough. tiny.cc/ quietconcerts. Free. ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Bennewitz Quartet. Bach: The Art of the Fugue (selections); Mendelssohn: String Quartet in a Op.13; Beethoven: String Quartet in a Op.132. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922- 3714 x103. ; (sr); (under 30). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Baroque Roots. See Oct 16. Singing through Centuries ●●3:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singing Through Centuries: 125th Anniversary Gala Concert. Fauré: Requiem Op.48 (Chamber Version); Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms (New Revision 1948); Andrew Balfour: Mamihimowin (The act of singing praises) (new commission). Toronto Symphony Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -; (VoxTix 30 and under). ●●6:30: Nocturnes in the City. Dvořák Piano Quartet. Works by Dvořák, Smetana and Janáček. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-499-2716, 416-481- 7294 or nocturnesinthecity.com. PWYC. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Early Music Concerts: Acis and Galatea. Handel. Isaiah Bell stage director, Larry Beckwith conductor. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. Also Oct 19(mat). ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème. See Oct 11. Also Oct 22, 24, 25. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X AVANT XIV: Sarah Hennies + Sound Of The Mountain & guests CD release. Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, electronics. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (st/members/earlybird). Monday October 21 ●●7:30: Gallery 345. An Evening with Singer- Songwriter Nicholas Wells. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or infogallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. $25; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Chamber Music Concert Series: Jonathan Crow, Violin and Joseph Johnson, Cello. Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello; Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; $25(sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. Tuesday October 22 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Myths and Legends. Szymanowski: Three Myths for violin and piano; and other works. Sandra Baron, violin; Artists of the COC Orchestra. 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. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Alessia Disimino, violin. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Voice Performance Class. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rusalka. See Oct 12. Also Oct 24, 26(4:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Percussion Ensemble: Reset I - Early Pioneers. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. October 22 at 8 pm PIANO SIX NEW GENERATION GALA ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Piano 6 New Generation Gala. Marika Bournaki, Daniel Wnukowski, David Jalbert, Ian Parker, Angela Park and Anastasia Rizikov, pianos. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50- ; (st). ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème. See Oct 11. Also Oct 24, 25. Wednesday October 23 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Thomas Fitches, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Free-will offering appreciated. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Peter Nikiforuk, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Turandot. See Oct 4. Also Oct 25, 27(2pm). Thursday October 24 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Cultural Crossroads. Korean Traditional Music Association of Canada. 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Timothy Ying, violin; Lydia Wong, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Spotlight Series: Al Henderson Quintet. Al Henderson, bass; Barry Romberg, drums; Richard Whiteman, piano; Alex Dean, saxophones; Pat LaBarbera, saxophones. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rusalka. See Oct 12. Also Oct 26(4:30pm). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Monologues: Brad Cherwin, clarinet, & Nikki Joshi, percussion. Works by Kurtág, Asperghis, Dusapin; Orlando: Pictures at an Exhibition. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. $25; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T 12tet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème. See Oct 11. Also Oct 25. ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Linda Bouchard: All Caps No Space. Concept, music and video: Linda Bouchard, concept/music/video; Grdina-Houle-Loewen Collective; Keith Turnbull, dramaturge; Kim Collier, stage director. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-385-2068. or PWYC. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Friday October 25 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Ezra Duo, viola and piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: An East Coast Celebration! Coffeehouse-style folk music concert. Cassie and Maggie and Celteclectic. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: Carole Samaha in Concert. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. canadianarabicorchestra.ca. -0. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Turandot. See Oct 4. Also Oct 27(2pm). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Art of the Piano: Ani Gogova. Beethoven: “Moonlight” Sonata; Liszt: Fantasia quasi Sonata “After reading Dante”; Rachmaninoff: Two Étudestableaux; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 thewholenote.com October 2019 | 47

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