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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!

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SCARLATTI • MEDTNER • LISZT • RAVEL John Williams: Schindler’s List; and works by Chinese composers. Haochen Zhang, piano; Ti Zhang, violin; Kemin Zhang, host; Toronto Festival Orchestra; Junping Qian, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St. 416-490-7962 or 416- 250-3708 or 1-855-985-2787. -. info@lidelun.org. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Russ Little Quintet. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL SUN JAN 12 to TUE JAN 21 with André Mehmari All events are free music.utoronto.ca ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Composing for Theatre Concert. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Monday January 13 ●●12:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: ACTOR 1: Sound Tools vs. Tool Sounds. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Electric Jazz Plus! Eliot Britton; Gordon Hyland. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Tuesday January 14 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Sensational Strings. Senior string students from The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists; Academy Chamber 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. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Karen Kieser Prize Concert. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Wednesday January 15 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Rashaan Allwood, A. Concerts in the GTA organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Upper Jazz Concerts: UofT Jazz Ensembles. Upper Jazz Studio, 90 Wellesley St. W. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Set 2 begins at 8pm. ●●7:30: KOERNER University of Toronto HALL Faculty of THE Music. ROYAL New Music CONSERVATORY Festival: From Bach OF MUSIC to Latin America with André Mehmari, piano and Emmanuele Baldini, violin. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. MOZART REQUIEM JAN 15–18 SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR TSO.CA p r e sents JANUARY 16, 8 PM ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Requiem. Mozart: Symphony No.39 K543, Requiem K626. Jenavieve Moore, soprano; Jillian Bonner, mezzo; Charles Sy, tenor; Trevor Eliot Bowes, bass; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and others. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also Jan 16, 17(7:30pm), 18. Thursday January 16 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Brahms Viola Sonatas. Brahms: Viola sonatas. Theresa Rudolph, viola; Philip Chiu, piano. 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. New Music Festival at Thursdays at Noon: André Mehmari, solo piano. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: André Mehmari Chamber Works. Emmanuele Baldini, violin. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●8:00: Cheryl Duvall & The Canadian Music Centre. Innermost Songs. New works by Höstman, Lebel, O’Callaghan, Pearce, Suzuki and others. Cheryl Duvall, piano. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. ; (sr/st/arts worker). Accessible venue. ●●8:00: Show One Productions. Lucas Debargue, Piano. Scarlatti: Sonatas (K6, K438, K404, K405, K206, K447, K27, K14, K115, p r e sents p r e sents Pianist Lucas Pianist Lucas DEBARGUE Pianist SCARLATTI • MEDTNER • LISZT • RAVEL DEBARGUE SCARLATTI • MEDTNER • LISZT • RAVEL Lucas DEBARGUE JANUARY 16, 8 PM SCARLATTI • MEDTNER • LISZT • RAVEL JANUARY KOERNER 16, 8 PM HALL THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC KOERNER HALL THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC JANUARY 16, 8 PM KOERNER HALL THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC K308); Medtner: Sonata in g Op.22; Liszt: After a Reading of Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata S109. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. GONE WITH THE WINDS Jan 16–19, 2020 Jeanne Lamon Hall tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Gone with the Winds. Mozart: Serenade in c K388; Beethoven: Sextet Op.71; Rossini: Barber of Seville (selections); Mozart: Così fan tutte (selections); Cecilia Livingston: World premiere. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Also Jan 17(8pm), 18(8pm), 19(3:30pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Requiem. Mozart: Symphony No.39 K543, Requiem K626. Jenavieve Moore, soprano; Jillian Bonner, mezzo; Charles Sy, tenor; Trevor Eliot Bowes, bass; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and others. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also Jan 15, 17(7:30pm), 18. Friday January 17 ●●12:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Face to Face. Hatzis: Solo Piano Works. Konstantinos Valianatos, piano. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●7:30: The Piano Lunaire. Composers’ Symposium 2020: The Shadow of the North. Opening night of Piano Lunaire’s Composers’ Symposium 2020. Lemay: Tanze vor Angst ... Hommage a Paul Klee (2006), Memoire et oubli (2013); Mather: Eight Songs without Words (2012); Leroux: Dense... englouti (2011); Harman: Inverno (2014); Current: Leaps of Faith (2009). Yoko Hirota, piano. Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor St. W. Rear. 416-825-2744. ; (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Requiem. Mozart: Symphony No.39 K543, Requiem K626. Jenavieve Moore, soprano; Jillian Bonner, mezzo; Charles Sy, tenor; Trevor Eliot Bowes, bass; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and others. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also Jan 15(8pm), 16(8pm), 18(8pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Songwriting Class Concert. André Mehmari. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival/Power Corporation Vocal Concerts Series: Philippe Sly & Le Chimera Project: Winterreise. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - . 7pm pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Beeethoven Triple! Beethoven: Triple Concerto (chamber version by Roberto Gianello); Symphony No.6 “The Pastoral” (chamber version by Fischer). Zhenguy Chen, piano; Xiaohan Guo, violin; Daniel Hass, cello; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. sinfoniatoronto.com. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Gone with the Winds. Mozart: Serenade in c K388; Beethoven: Sextet Op.71; Rossini: Barber of Seville (selections); Mozart: Così fan tutte (selections); Cecilia Livingston: World premiere. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Also Jan 16(8pm), 18(8pm), 19(3:30pm). SINFONIA TORONTO BEETHOVEN TRIPLE! Zhengyu Chen, Piano Xiaohan Guo, Violin Daniel Hass, Cello Nurhan Arman, Conductor January 17 8 pm Glenn Gould Studio sinfoniatoronto.com 60 | December 2019January 2020 thewholenote.com

Saturday January 18 ●●12:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Noon Jazz Session. André Mehmari. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: 21C Cinq à Sept. Works by Laurie Anderson and others. Musicians from the Glenn Gould School. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ●●7:30: Academy Concert Series. Tooting Mozart’s Horn, Naturally! Hoffmeister: Horn Quintet in E-flat; Mozart: String quartet No.17 in B-flat K458 “The Hunt”; Mozart: Horn quintet in E-flat K407. Scott Wevers, horn; Michelle Odorico, violin; Emily Eng, violin/viola; Shannon Knights, viola; Kerri McGonigle, cello. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-629-3716 or academyconcertseries.com. PWYC. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: UofT Jazz Faculty and Guests Concert. University of Toronto DOG Ensemble; Members of the UofT Jazz Faculty; André Mehmari, piano. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Winterfolk Preview Concert. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. 416-729-7564. /$25(adv). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Laurie Anderson - The Art of Falling. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. SOLD OUT! ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Gone with the Winds. Mozart: Serenade in c K388; Beethoven: Sextet Op.71; Rossini: Barber of Seville (selections); Mozart: Così fan tutte (selections); Cecilia Livingston: World premiere. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Also Jan 16(8pm), 17(8pm), 19(3:30pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Requiem. Mozart: Symphony No.39 K543, Requiem K626. Jenavieve Moore, soprano; Jillian Bonner, mezzo; Charles Sy, tenor; Trevor Eliot Bowes, bass; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and others. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also Jan 15, 16, 17(7:30pm). Sunday January 19 ●●11:00am: The Piano Lunaire/The Canadian Music Centre. Composers’ Symposium 2020: Six Ushebtis and the Contemporary Piano. Lecture presentation and performance; Robert Lemay: Six Ushebtis. Yoko Hirota, piano. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416- 961-6601. Free. ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival/Sunday Interlude Series: The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble - “For Michael Colgrass”. Works by Michael Colgrass, Bekah Simms, Gabriel Dharmoo and Michael Azguime. Brian Current, conductor. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). Tickets available a week prior to concert date. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Barber of Seville. Music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Emily D’Angelo, JAN. 19 – FEB. 7, 2020 416-363-8231 | coc.ca mezzo (Rosina); Vito Priante, baritone (Figaro); Santiago Ballerini, tenor (Almaviva); Renato Girolami, bass (Bartolo); Brandon Cedel, bass (Basilio); Speranza Scappucci, conductor; Joan Font, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -25. Runs Jan 19-Feb 7. Start times vary. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Opera Student Composer Collective presents “Maid and Master: The Massey Murder”. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●3:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Chamber Concert II. Bach: Piano Concerto in d BWV1052; Schubert: Piano Quintet in A D667 “Trout”. Erika Crino, piano; Joyce Lai & Alain Bouvier, violins; Ian Clarke, viola; Andras Weber, cello; Tim FitzGerald, double bass. Baker Tran Centre, 226 Geary Ave. 647-812-0839. ; (sr); $25(st). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Gone with the Winds. Mozart: Serenade in c K388; Beethoven: Sextet Op.71; Rossini: Barber of Seville (selections); Mozart: Così fan tutte (selections); Cecilia Livingston: World premiere. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Also Jan 16(8pm), 17(8pm), 18(8pm). ●●7:30: The Piano Lunaire. Composers’ Symposium 2020: New Lunarities. Closing night of Piano Lunaire’s Composers’ Symposium 2020. Lachenmann: Guero; Dubedout: Filtrages; Lerous: Repeter... Opposer; Sherkin: Tagish Fires; Six world premieres by composers from the Symposium. Stephanie Chua, piano; Adam Sherkin, piano. Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor St. W. Rear. 416-825-2744. ; (st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Penderecki String Quartet. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Monday January 20 ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Small Concerts: Song Before the Storm. Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 in g Op.25; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in g Op.57. Shane Kim, violin; Clare Semes, violin; Theresa Rudolph, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello; Philip Chiu, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, SONG BEFORE THE STORM Monday, Jan 20, 7:30pm Brahms, Shostakovich www.associates-tso.org 427 Bloor St. W. 416-221-8342. $25; (sr/st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: U of T Percussion: Reset II: Percussion Classics. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Chilly Gonzales. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. Tuesday January 21 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music/Dance Series: The Magpie and the Iron Rat. Joo Hyung Kim, zither; Soojung Kwon, traditional Korean dancer; Ensemble Jeng Yi. 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. Voice Performance Class: Orastoryo. Singers from 4th year and graduate course in Oratorio; Darry Edwards; Mia Bach. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Contemporary Music Ensemble: Speak, Be Silent In memory of Roger D. Moore. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Wednesday January 22 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Angus Sinclair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Upper Jazz Concerts: UofT Jazz Ensembles. Upper Jazz Studio, 90 Wellesley St. W. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Set 2 begins at 8pm. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Barber of Seville. See Jan 19. Also Jan 25, 30, Feb 1, 2, 4, 7. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart 40. Mozart: Overture to Così fan tutte K588; Piano Concerto No.9 K271 “Jeunehomme”; Symphony No.40 K550. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano; Bernard Labadie, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. Starting at . Also Jan 23, 26(3pm, Meridian Arts Centre). Thursday January 23 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: DanceOntario's DanceWeekend Preview. 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: Music and Poetry - 25th Anniversary. Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Steven Philcox, piano; Eric Domville, speaker. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Presents: Rebecca Bruton & Ways. Rebecca Bruton, composer/songmaker/vocalist; Ways (Brodie West, sax; Evan Cartwright, percussion). 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. /(adv); /(CMC members/arts workers/adv); (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart 40. Mozart: Overture to Così fan tutte K588; Piano Concerto No.9 K271 “Jeunehomme”; Symphony No.40 K550. Jean- Efflam Bavouzet, piano; Bernard Labadie, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. thewholenote.com December 2019January 2020 | 61

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Volume 25 Issue 3 - November 2019
Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019
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