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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.

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or infogallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: Heliconian Hall. Around the World in 80 Minutes. Raminsh: Earth Chants; Hindemith: Sonata for Flute and Piano; Schafer: Gamelan; Sheeran: Thinking Out Loud and others. Cantala Women’s Choir; HulaLA Aloha Dance Company; Jane Blackstone; piano; Elaine McLeod; cello; Velma Ko, violin. 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618 or heliconianclub.org. $25. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème. See Oct 11. ●●8:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Komitas: A Canadian Tribute. Komitas: Divine Liturgy, Folk Songs, Dances and Children’s Songs (arr. Serouj Kradjian); Tigran Mansurian: Agnus Dei for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano; Debussy: Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maison. Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; David Hetherington, cello; Serouj Kradjian, piano. Guests: Russell Braun, baritone; Elmer Iseler Singers. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (under 30); (st). Friday October 25 Joseph Johnson Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations www.eporchestra.ca A. Concerts in the GTA ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Nature’s Power in Music. Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations; Stravinsky: Firebird; Grieg: In Autumn; Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia; Hatch: Long Beach. Joseph Johnson, cello. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; $25/(adv sr); (st). ●●8:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists - Toronto Centre. Phantoms of the Organ Concert. A Hallowe’en spectacular featuring spooky organ music and more. UofT organ majors and others. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-929-6400. Freewill donation. COUNTRYSIDE and COURT OCT. 25 & 26 at 8pm TorontoConsort.org ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Countryside and Court. Works by Claude Le Jeune and others. Emilyn Stam, fiddler & dancer; Katherine Hill, artistic director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. Also Oct 26. Saturday October 26 ●●3:00: The Neapolitan Connection: Musical Matinées at Montgomery’s Inn. Russian Rebels & Romantics! Leonid Nediak, piano. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 416- 231-0006. -. Tea, historical tour, cookies included. Tour at 2:15pm. ●●3:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Voices on the Wind. Shane Cook, fiddler; TCC’s Choral Scholars, Cantare and Training Choir. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-932-8666 x231 or torontochildrenschorus.com/performances. ; (under 30); (child). ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rusalka. See Oct 12. ●●7:00: York University Department of Music. G.I.V.E: Gospel Inter-Varsity Explosion. York U Gospel Choir; Gospel Choirs from the University of Toronto, McMaster University and Humber College; Corey Butler, music director. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 5888. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: Hamza Namira - “I Dream”. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. canadianarabicorchestra.ca. -. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Brittany Stewart & Astrid Atherley, sopranos. Opera, musical theatre and art song. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●8:00: Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra. In Autumn. Grieg: Im Herbst; Paganini: Violin Concerto No.1 (Mvmt 1); Bruch: Romanze for Viola and Orchestra; Raff: Symphony No.10. Ian Ye, violin; Mathew Chan, viola; Jessica Kun, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ; (sr/ st); (child). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts Series: Sir András Schiff. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.12 in A flat Op.26; Schumann: Piano Sonata No.1 in f-sharp Op.11, Fantasy in C Op.17; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.21 in C Op.53 “Waldstein”. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●8:00: Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC). 80 Years of Jazz: The Best of Blue Note Records. A tribute concert for presents The Best of Blue Note Records, 80 Years of Jazz Sat Oct 26, 8pm Aga Khan Museum jazzcentre.ca JPEC Co-Founder Rochelle Koskie. Bernie Senensky, piano; Pat Labarbera, sax/multireeds; Alex Brown, trumpet; Jake Koffman, sax/multi-reeds; Kieran Overs, guitar/bass; Morgan Childs, drums. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-839-3252 or jazzcentre. ca. ; (st). Introduced by Brad Barker in conversation with Bernie Senensky and other band members. ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Countryside and Court. Works by Claude Le Jeune and others. Emilyn Stam, fiddler and dancer; Katherine Hill, artistic director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. Also Oct 25. Sunday October 27 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Turandot. See Oct 4. ●●2:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Bach’s Extraordinary Oboe. Ruth Denton, oboe; Rezan Onen-Lapointe, Kailey Richards, violins; Erika Nielsen, cello; David Podgorski, harpsichord. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 647-7795-5695. $25; (st). ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concert: Symphony Spooktacular. Phantoms of the Organ! A Halowe’en howl of unearthly delights! Earth, Sea and Sky 19/20 Season VOICES ON THE WIND WHETHER THE WEATHER Sat., Oct. 26 | 3 PM Sat., Nov. 9 | 4 PM St. Anne’s Anglican Church Church of the Redeemer Performed by Performed by choristers aged 6-16 choristers aged 11-30 Tickets: torontochildrenschorus.com/performances 48 | October 2019 thewholenote.com

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN SOCIAL SERVICES INC. TORONTO СУСПІЛЬНА СЛУЖБА УКРАЇНЦІВ КАНАДИ, ФІЛІЯ ТОРОНТО Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King; Stravinsky: Infernal Dance of King Katschei from The Firebird; Maxime Goulet: Metamorphosis of the Werewolf from Halloween Night; Mozart: Der Hölle Rache from Die Zauberflöte; Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette; and other works. Teiya Kasahara, soprano; Joy of Dance, dance troop; Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also 4pm. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: Sing your Sorrow, Sing your Joy. Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; works by Willan, Donkin, Allan and Memley. MacMillan Singers; Women’s Chamber Choir; David Fallis and Lori-Anne Dolloff, conductors. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●3:00: Church of the Ascension. Swing Shift Big Band: Memories of Yesteryear - The Big Band Sound. 33 Overland Dr. ascensiontoronto.ca. . ●●3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Nine Daies Wonder. Guest: Mark Fewer, violin. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. .75. ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Freude! 30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in a; Beethoven: Symphony No.9. Lesley Bouza, soprano; Andrea Ludwig, mezzo; Andrew Walker, tenor; Bradley Christensen, baritone; Elijah Orlenko, piano; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Michael Newnham, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-467-7142. $25-; (sr); (OTOpus); (under 13). ●●3:00: Toronto Public Library. Quiet Concerts. Karen Ng & Fan Wu. Toronto Public Library, Cedarbrae, 545 Markham Rd., Scarborough. tiny.cc/quietconcerts. Free. ●●3:00: Vesnikva Choir / Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir. A Tribute to Koshyts. St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-246-9880 or 416-763- 2197. ; $25(sr/st). ●●4:00: Edison Singers. Choral Mystics. Gibbons: O Clap Your Hands; Esenvalds: Only in Sleep; Pärt: The Woman with the Alabaster Box; Hawes: Quanta Qualia; and other works. Dave Wiffen, saxophone; Noel Edison, conductor. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 226-384-3100. plus HST. Also Oct 25(7:30pm, Guelph), 28(7:30pm, Niagara-on-the-Lake). ●●4:00: Eglinton St. George’s United Church. ESG Remembers. John Rutter: Requiem; and works by Eleanor Daley, Ruth Watson Henderson, Mark Sirett and others. Eglinton St. George’s Choir and Chamber Orchestra. 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481-1141 or esgunited.org. ; $25(st). ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Mariachi. Jorge Lopez and the Mariachi Mexico Amigo. 31 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. PWYC. Fully accessible. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concert: Symphony Spooktacular. Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King; Stravinsky: Infernal Dance of King Katschei from The Firebird; Maxime Goulet: Metamorphosis of the Werewolf from Halloween Night; Mozart: Der Hölle Rache from Die Zauberflöte; Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette; and other works. Teiya Kasahara, soprano; Joy of Dance, dance troop; Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also 2pm. ●●4:00: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Creepy Clarinets. Humperdinck: Overture to Hansel and Gretel; Mussorgsky: Baba Yaga’s Hut & Great Gate of Kiev; Mancini: The Pink Panther; Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King. Michele Jacot, conductor/clarinet soloist. Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 647-292-4204 or wychwoodclarinetchoir.com. $25; (sr/st). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Mike Murley Trio. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. SUN 27 OCT AT 4.30 Choral Evensong with the Choir of ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL plus Pumpkin High Tea during which their director Robert Busiakiewicz discusses his life in music ●●4:30: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for St. Simon & St. Jude - St. James’s Cathedral Choir. Robert Busiakiewicz, speaker. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769- 5686. Contributions appreciated. Pumpkin High Tea follows service. 2019 - 2020 Concert Season A TRIBUTE TO KOSHYTS Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3 PM All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church 2850 Bloor St. W. at Prince Edward Drive, Toronto This concert will feature some of the sacred and secular works of Oleksander Koshyts. CHRISTMAS CONCERT Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3 PM Islington United Church 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. (N. of Dundas St. W.), Toronto Traditional and contemporary Ukrainian Christmas carols and New Year’s songs. KOBZAR Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3 PM All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church 2850 Bloor St. W. at Prince Edward Drive, Toronto A concert featuring music written to the poetry of Ukraine’s bard Taras Shevchenko, celebrating the 180th anniversary of the publication of his famous collection of poems - Kobzar. www.vesnivka.com Info: 416.246.9880 or 416.763.2197 nykola@vesnivka.com https://www.facebook.com/ Leadership • Stewardship• Partnership The OLZHYCH FOUNDATION ФУНДАЦІЯ ІМ. О. ОЛЬЖИЧА thewholenote.com October 2019 | 49

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Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019
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