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Volume 25 Issue 4 - December 2019 / January 2020

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Welcome to our December/January issue as we turn the annual calendar page, halfway through our season for the 25th time, juggling as always, secular stuff, the spirit of the season, new year resolve and winter journeys! Why is Mozart's Handel's Messiah's trumpet a trombone? Why when Laurie Anderson offers to fly you to the moon you should take her up on the invitation. Why messing with Winterreisse can (sometimes) be a very good thing! And a bumper crop of record reviews for your reading (and sometimes listening) pleasure. Available in flipthrough here right now, and on stands commencing Thursday Nov 28. See you on the other side!

Nine Lessons and Carols.

Nine Lessons and Carols. Choirs of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. 1585 Yonge St. 416- 922-1167. Freewill offering. ●●7:00: Music at Metropolitan. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. Metropolitan Choirs; Patricia Wright, conductor. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. metunited.ca/music. Free. Music for a Winter’s Eve Ron Korb, flutes Sharlene Wallace, harp Sunday Dec. 22, 7pm downtown Oakville ronkorb.com sharlenewallace.com ●●7:00: Sharlene Wallace. Music for a Winter’s Eve. Christmas, Celtic and original music for the season. On Christmas Night (Sussex carol); Nino Lindo; Huron Carol; New Years Eve and Day Jigs; In the Bleak Midwinter. Ron Korb, flutes; Sharlene Wallace, classical and Celtic harp. Knox Presbyterian Church (Oakville), 89 Dunn St., Oakville. 416-346-6600 or harp@sharlenewallace.com. . ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars Men’s Choral Ensemble. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. victoriascholars.ca. ; $25(sr/st). Also Dec 23(Blessed Sacrament Church). ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Winter Dreams. Seasonal music. Ron Greidanus, A. Concerts in the GTA director. The Piano Hall, 157 Main St., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. (adv). Also Dec 20, 21. Monday December 23 ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars Men’s Choral Ensemble. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave. victoriascholars.ca. ; $25(sr/st). Also Dec 22(Our Lady of Sorrows Church). Tuesday December 24 ●●5:00: Music at Metropolitan. A Community Christmas. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. metunited.ca/ music. Free. ●●7:00: St. Andrew’s Church. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. Aldbury Garden Brass Quintet; Dan Bickle, organ. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x220. Freewill offering. ●●9:00: Metropolitan Community Church. Christmas Eve Service. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -. ●●10:00: Church of St. Peter and St. Simonthe-Apostle. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. 525 Bloor St. E. 416-923-8714. Freewill offering. ●●11:00: Music at Metropolitan. Candlelight Christmas Eve. Metropolitan Choir. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. metunited.ca/music. Free. ●●11:00: St. Andrew’s Church. Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. St. Andrew’s Gallery Choir; Dan Bickle, organ. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x220. Freewill offering. Wednesday December 25 ●●10:30am: Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle. Christmas Day Joyful Celebration. 525 Bloor St. E. 416-923-8714. Freewill offering. Saturday December 28 ●●7:30: Roy Thomson Hall. Piano Recital. Yiruma, piano. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -9. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Gypsy Baron. Music by Johann Strauss II. Meghan Lindsay, soprano; Beste Kalender, mezzo; Michael Barrett, tenor; Derek Bate, conductor; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. Also Dec 29(3pm), 31, Jan 3, 5(3pm). Sunday December 29 ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Gypsy Baron. See Dec 28. Also Dec 31, Jan 3, 5. Tuesday December 31 New Year’s Eve • 7:00 pm 416.872.4255 roythomsonhall.com Four Opera Stars, Chorus & Full Orchestra Roy Thomson Hall ●●7:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits. Karine Babajanyan, soprano; Maria Kataeva, mezzo; Luc Robert, tenor; Michele Kálmándy, baritone; Opera Canada Symphony and Chorus; Michelangelo Mazza, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. - 5. ●●7:30: Free Times Cafe. 60’s Folk Revival - Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone? Sue & Dwight; Henry Lees; Tony Laviola, bass. 320 College St. 416-967-1078. 0(advance tickets required). Deluxe buffet, favours, champagne at midnight. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Gypsy Baron. See Dec 28. Also Jan 3, 5. Wednesday January 1 416.872.4255 roythomsonhall.com January 1 • 2:30 pm Roy Thomson Hall ●●2:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions/ Roy Thomson Hall. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. Micaëla Oeste, soprano; Tilmann Unger, tenor; Michael Zehetner, conductor; dancers from Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine; International Champion Ballroom Dancers; Strauss Symphony of Canada. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-323-1403. -5. Friday January 3 ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Gypsy Baron. See Dec 28. Also Jan 5. Sunday January 5 ● ● 2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Trio Ink. Beethoven: Trios. Yosuke Kawasaki, violin; Wolfram Koessel, cello; Vadim Serebryany, piano. Candlelight Christmas Eve St. Andrew’s, Toronto 7 PM Service of 11 PM Service of Lessons & Carols Holy Communion St. Andrew’s, standrewstoronto.org Toronto St. Andrew’s, Toronto St. Andrew St. Andrew St 58 | December 2019January 2020 St. Andrew’s, thewholenote.com Toronto St. Andrew

St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. bemusednetwork. com/groups/member/100. ; (concert + 12:30pm brunch). Also Jan 6(7:30pm, St. George the Martyr, Toronto - concert only). ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Gypsy Baron. See Dec 28. SUN 5 JAN AT 4 Choral Evensong plus Epiphany Tea and at 5 city flutes IN WINTER directed by Lana Chou Hoyt ●●4:00: St. Olave's Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for Epiphany Eve. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686 or stolaves.ca. Free. Contributions appreciated. Followed by Epiphany Tea. 5pm: City Flutes in Winter. Classical, popular and contemporary flute pieces for the season, Lana Chou Hoyt, director. Monday January 6 ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. Trio Ink. Beethoven: Trios. Yosuke Kawasaki, violin; Wolfram Koessel, cello; Vadim Serebryany, piano. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. bemusednetwork.com/ groups/member/100. . Also Jan 5(2pm, St. Andrew-by-the-Lake, Toronto Island). Tuesday January 7 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: East Meets West. Padideh Ahrarnejad, Persian tar. 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. Wednesday January 8 ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Got a Light? Jeremy Ledbetter Trio (Jeremy Ledbetter, piano; Larnell Lewis, drums; Rich Brown, bass). 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. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven 7. Beethoven: King Stephen Overture, Piano Concerto No.4, Symphony No.7. Seong-Jin Cho, piano; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. Starting at . Also Jan 9, 11. Thursday January 9 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: (Half of) The Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin by Beethoven. Mark Fewer, violin; James Parker, piano. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Also see Jan 27. January 9 at 8 pm MIRÓ QUARTET ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Miró Quartet. Mozart: Quartet in B-flat K458 “The Hunt”; Glière: Quartet in A Op.2 (Mvt 3 - Andante con variazioni); Franck: Quartet in D (Mvt 2 - Scherzo vivace); Servais: Fantasie sur deux airs russes Op.13 ; Schubert: Quartet in d D810 “Death and the Maiden”. Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violins; John Largess, viola; Joshua Gindele, cello; Lydia Wong, piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50-; (st). 7:15pm pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven 7. Beethoven: King Stephen Overture, Piano Concerto No.4, Symphony No.7. Seong-Jin Cho, piano; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. Starting at . Also Jan 8, 11. Friday January 10 ● ● 7:30: The Piano Lunaire. Wolf Moon. Mac- Millan: After the Tryst; Adams: Postmark; Turnage: Two Elegies Framing a Shout; Sherkin: TheMouths ThatRoar FRI. JAN. 10•THE MUSIC GALLERY www.NewMusicConcerts.com Wolfsszenen, Op.33; Elegiac Variants, Op.25; Bray: Circling Point. David Zucchi, saxophone; Adam Sherkin, piano. Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor St. W. Rear. 416-825-2744. at the door; online tickets at universe.com. ●●8:00: New Music Concerts/The Music Gallery. The Mouths That Roar: An Evening with Gabriel Dharmoo and Janice Jackson. Works by Dharmoo, Jackson, Derek Charke, Marie Pelletier, Alice Ping Yee Ho and James Rolfe. Gabriel Dharmoo, voice & movement; Janice Jackson, soprano. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416-961-9594 or newmusicconcerts.com. ; $25(sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm introduction. Saturday January 11 ●●8:00: The Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Against the Grain Theatre’s Ayre and other works by Osvaldo Golijov. Miriam Khalil, soprano; Joel Ivany, stage director; Jamey Haddad, Barry Shiffman, Gabriel Radford and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven 7. Beethoven: King Stephen Overture, Piano Concerto No.4, Symphony No.7. Seong-Jin Cho, piano; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. Starting at . Also Jan 8, 9. ●●10:30: The Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: 21C Afterhours: Véronique Mathieu. Works by Alice Ping Yee Ho, Derek Johnson, Adam Scime and Barbara Croall. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . 21C MusiC Festival AgAinst the grAin theAtre’s Ayre And other works by osvAldo golijov Sat., Jan. 11, 8pm Koerner Hall TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 rcmusic.com/performance Sunday January 12 ●●3:00: Vesnivka Choir. A Ukrainian Christmas. Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir; Folk instrumental ensemble; Guest soloists from Ukraine. Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-246-9880. ; $25(sr/st). Post-concert reception. Complimentary CD included. ●●3:30: Li Delun Music Foundation. New Year’s Concert 2020 Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1; Violin Concerto; Wagner: Rienzi Overture; Rossini: William Tell Overture; New Year’s Concert 2020 Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday Sunday January 12, 2020 3:30 p.m. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St. Toronto Festival Orchestra Conductor: Junping Qian Assistant Conductor of Royal Scottish National Orchestra Piano: Haochen Zhang First Prize Winner, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Violin: Ti Zhang Prize winner, The IX International Tchaikovsky Competition Host: Kemin Zhang Music by: Beethoven, Wagner, Rossini, John Williams and Chinese music Tickets: (VIP includes 1 free CD), , , , , Box Office, Meridian Arts Centre www.meridianartscentre.com 416-250-3708 www.ticketmaster.ca 1-855-985-2787 Enquiry & Group tickets: The Li Delun Music Foundation 416-490-7962, info@lidelun.org thewholenote.com December 2019January 2020 | 59

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Volume 25 Issue 3 - November 2019
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