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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!

416-872-4255. Starting at . Also Jan 22, 26(3pm, Meridian Arts Centre). Friday January 24 ●●7:00: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Concert. Mass in C. Everyone Can Sing & Community Choirs. Regis College Chapel, 100 Wellesley St. W. 416-788-8482. $25; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: Songs for the Snowy Season. Coffeehouse-style folk music concert. Global Blues with Donne Roberts and Ken Yoshioka. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Patience. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Laura Schatz, artistic director; Kate Carver, musical director; Jennie Garde, choreographer. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 437-233-MADS (6237) or stannesmads.com/contact. ; $25(sr/ st). Also Jan 25(2pm); 26(2pm); 30(7:30pm); OKTOPUS & CONCERT FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 8PM VENDREDI 24 JANVIER 20H BEYOND THE PALE A. Concerts in the GTA 31(7:30pm); Feb 1(2pm), 2(2pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Early Music Concerts: Music in the Castle of Heaven. Bach: Cantatas. Charles Daniels, tenor; Peter Harvey, baritone; Daniel Taylor, conductor. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Oktopus & Beyond the Pale: In Concert. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (members). ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Yamato: The Drummers of Japan - Jhonestsu. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. 21C MusiC Festival Zakir Hussain and JoHn PatituCCi with Danilo PéreZ, Brian BlaDe, and tHe royal Conservatory orCHestra Fri. Jan. 24, 8pm / artist talk 7pm kOErnEr Hall TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 rcmusic.com/performance ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Zakir Hussain & John Patitucci with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Hussain: Reshkar; Patitucci: Hypocrisy; and other works. Zane Dalal, conductor; Danilo Perez, piano; Brian Blade, drums; Patitucci, bass. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - 5. 7pm artist talk. Saturday January 25 ●●2:00: Home Music Club of Toronto. An Afternoon of Chamber Music. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (1st mvmt) arr. for violin/piano; and other works. Northern District Public Library, Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Patience. See Jan 24. Also Jan 26, 30, 31, Feb 1, 2. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Barber of Seville. See Jan 19. Also Jan 30, Feb 1, 2, 4, 7. ●●7:30: SoundCrowd. Winter Getaway! Songs by Adams, Crow, Madonna and others. Scott Pietrangelo, conductor. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. soundcrowd.ca or info@soundcrowd.ca. $25. ●●7:30: Flute Street. Going Places. Coleman: Goin’ Uptown; Hirose: Blue Train; Gates: Sails, Winds and Echoes; Delius: Sleigh Ride. Louis Papachristos, soloist. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-462-9498. $25; (sr/ arts worker); (st-full time). Cash only. HUGO AND WILLIE: SONGS OF THE SOUL ●●8:00: Confluence Concerts. Hugo and Willie: Songs of the Soul. Lieder by Hugo Wolf and songs by Willie P. Bennett. Giles Tomkins, baritone; Andrew Downing, doublebass; Patricia O’Callaghan, soprano; Kate Tremills, piano. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 647-678-4923. ; $25(sr); (30 and under). Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm. ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. In Concert. Xuefei Yang, guitar. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-964-8298 or guitarsocietyoftoronto.com. ; (sr); (st); (adv); (sr adv); $25(st adv). ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. La Traviata. A fully staged opera. Music by Giuseppe Verdi. Cristina Pisan, soprano (Violetta); Keith Klassen, tenor (Alfredo); Denis Mastromonaco, music director; David Ambrose, stage director. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905- 306-6000 or mississaugasymphony.ca. -. Also Jan 28. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series/TD Jazz Concerts: Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers & Allison Au Quartet. Postlude Performance. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Flute Street presents Going Places with soloist, Louis Papachristos Sat. Jan 25, 7:30pm Heliconian Hall 35 Hazleton Ave 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. Café in Paris. Works by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Schoenfeld and Lau. Bedford Trio. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844-3972. $25; (st). Elisa Citterio, Music Director MORE BACH MOTETS Jan 25, 2020 Jeanne Lamon Hall tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. More Bach Motets. J. S. Bach: motets; suites for solo cello. Keiran Campbell, cello; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Sunday January 26 ●●1:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Finals. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●2:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. A Musical Journey Through Time. Gabrielli: Canoni VII & X; Mozart: Piano Concerto; Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture; Estacio: Frenergy; and works by Bach. Elijah Orienko, piano. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; (child). ●●2:00: Missisauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Jazz at the Legion. Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St. N., Port Credit. 905-270-4757. PWYC. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters: Songmasters Series: Sirens. Raum: Sirens and others. Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Patience. See Jan 24. Also Jan 30, 31, Feb 1, 2. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts Series: Louis Lortie. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.27 in E-flat Op.90; No.28 in A Op.101; No.29 in B-flat Op.106 “Hammerklavier”. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●3:00: 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. 62 | December 2019January 2020 thewholenote.com

Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also Jan 22(8pm, Roy Thomson Hall), 23(8pm, Roy Thomson Hall). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Colleen Allen Quartet. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. Monday January 27 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Chamber Music Concert Series: (Half of) The Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin by Beethoven. Works of remembrance from Handel to Sting. Mark Fewer, violin; James Parker, piano. 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. Also see Jan 9. Tuesday January 28 ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. La Traviata. A fully staged opera. Music by Giuseppe Verdi. Cristina Pisan, soprano (Violetta); Keith Klassen, tenor (Alfredo); Denis Mastromonaco, music director; David Ambrose, stage director. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000 or mississaugasymphony.ca. -. Also Jan 25. Wednesday January 29 ●●10:00am: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition Finals. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free(ticket required). Tickets available a week prior to concert date. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal/Chamber Series: Meet the Orchestra - Songs and Dances of Death. Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio; COC Orchestra Academy. 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. ●●7:00: 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: York Region Chamber Music. Pride & Prejudice & Song. Songs and piano works by Handel, Mozart and Pleyel. Ellen McAteer, soprano; Geoffrey Conquer, piano. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787- 8811. $25; (st). rhcentre.ca. Thursday January 30 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Eden Planted. Zata Omm Dance Projects; William Yong, choreographer. 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: DMA Competition Winner Bryn Blackwood, solo piano. 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 Feb 1, 2, 4, 7. ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Patience. See Jan 24. Also Jan 31, Feb 1, 2. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz Composers Concert. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. January 30 at 8 pm ST. LAWRENCE QUARTET with STEPHEN PRUTSMAN ●●8:00: Music Toronto. St. Lawrence Quartet with Stephen Prutsman, Piano. Haydn: Quartet Op.20 No.4 in D; Schafer: String Quartet No.3 (1981); Franck: Piano Quintet in f. Geoff Nuttall and Owen Dalby, violins; Lesley Robertson, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Stephen Prutsman, 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: Soundstreams. The Lost Karaoke Tapes. Australian Art Orchestra; Nicole Lizée, composer. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 416-408-0208. $25-. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Dvořák & Mendelssohn. Smetana: “The Moldau” from Má vlast; Dvořák: Cello Concerto; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 “Scottish”. Joseph Johnson, cello; Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also Feb. 1. Friday January 31 ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Patience. See Jan 24. Also Feb 1, 2. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Instrumentalis. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady Onstage Series: Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●8:00: The Mozart Effect: Live! A Symphony for the Senses. Works by Mozart. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 416- 368-6161 or 1-800-708-6754. -7+. Hebreo: ROSSI’S MANTUA BY PROFETI DELLA QUINTA JAN 31, FEB 1 at 8pm TorontoConsort.org ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Hebreo: Rossi’s Mantua. Works by Ralamone Rossi. Guest Ensemble: Profeti della Quinta. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. Also Feb 1. Saturday February 1 ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Patience. See Jan 24. Also Feb 2. ●●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. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Barber of Seville. See Jan 19. Also Feb 2, 4, 7. ●●7:30: Mississauga Festival Choir. Festival of Friends. Eden United Church, 3051 Battleford Rd., Mississauga. For ticket information: info@mississaugafestivalchoir. com. Ticket prices: TBA. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra. He: Four Myths from Ancient China; Shostakovitch: Cello Concerto No.1 Op.107 in E-flat; Respighi: Fontane di Roma; Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin (Suite). Christopher Chan, cello; Uri Meyer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Preperformance lecture ‘Symphony Talk’. U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Power Corporation Vocal Concerts Series: Lagrime di San Pietro. Orlando di Lasso. Los Angeles Master Chorale; Staged by Peter Sellars. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. Also Feb 2(3pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Hebreo: Rossi’s Mantua. Works by Ralamone Rossi. Guest Ensemble: Profeti della Quinta. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. Also Jan 31. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Dvořák & Mendelssohn. Smetana: “The Moldau” from Má vlast; Dvořák: Cello Concerto; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 “Scottish”. Joseph Johnson, cello; Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also Jan 30. ●●9:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Élage Diouf, Percussion. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (members). Sunday February 2 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Barber of Seville. See Jan 19. Also Feb 4, 7. ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Duke Ellington and the Suite. Colleen Allen, woodwinds; Fern Lindzon, piano/vocals; George Koller, bass; Ethan Ardelli, drums. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. bemusednetwork.com/ groups/member/100. ; (concert + 12:30pm brunch). Also Feb 3(7:30pm, St. George the Martyr, Toronto - concert only). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters Series: Gábor Tarkövi, trumpet. Works by Neruda, Hindemith, Glière, Hovhaness and Hidas. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Patience. See Jan 24. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Lives Upstairs. Classical Kids LIVE!; Simon Rivard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also 4pm. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: All Creatures Great and Small. Works by Stanford, Tavener and others. MacMillan Singers; Men’s Chorus; David Fallis and Mark Ramsay, 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: Royal Conservatory of Music. Power Corporation Vocal Concerts Series: Lagrime di San Pietro. Orlando di Lasso. Los Angeles Master Chorale; Staged by Peter Sellars. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. Also Feb 1(8pm). ●●4:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Duelling Sopranos. Works by Mendelssohn; Opera arias; Brahms: Neue Liebeslieder. The Piano Hall, 157 Main St., Georgetown. 905-873- 9909. in advance only. Meal to follow. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Lives Upstairs. Classical Kids LIVE!; Simon Rivard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also 2pm. Monday February 3 ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Maple Blues Awards. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. Duke Ellington and the Suite. Colleen Allen, thewholenote.com December 2019January 2020 | 63

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Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019
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