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Volume 27 Issue 2 - November 2021

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Live events on the up and up while creative live-and livestreamed hybrids continue to shine. October All-star Sondheim's Follies at Koerner Hall headlines the resurgence; Zoprana Sadiq brings MixTape to Crow's Theatre; Stewart Goodyear and Jan Lisiecki bring piano virtuosity back indoors; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir's J-S Vallee in action; TSO finds itself looking at 60 percent capacities ahead of schedule. All this and more as we we complete our COVID-13 -- a baker's dozen of issues since March 2020. Available here in flipthrough, and on stands commencing this weekend.

Events by Date | October

Events by Date | October 27 to December 17, 2021 including masking and distancing. ● 2:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Nov 16. Runs until Nov 28. ● 2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Isfahan. Sadaf Amini Trio. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or ibcpaboxoffice@queensu.ca. -; free(online). Proof of vaccination required. LIVE & ONLINE ● 3:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. York Jazz Ensemble. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-901-7469 or smokeshowbbqandbrew. com. Also Dec 19. ● 7:00: INNERchamber Ensemble. Love Story. Selected letters by Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in g Op.17; Brahms: Piano Trio in c Op. 87; and other works. Scott Wentworth, actor; Emily Hamper, piano; Andrew Chung, violin; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. innerchamber. ca or tickets@innerchamber.ca. ; - (arts workers/st). Pre-show 6:30pm. A light meal is available for patrons living in Stratford. LIVE & ONLINE Wednesday November 24 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Matthew Larkin, Organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering - suggested. ● 1:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Nov 16. Also at 7pm. Runs until Nov 28. ● 7:30: Thin Edge New Music Collective. Premieres X. Works by Matthew Ariaratnam, Homa Samiei, Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi, and Paolo Griffin.thinedgenewmusiccollective. com or 647-892-8251. Free. ONLINE ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Beethoven: Overture to Egmont; R. Strauss: Serenade in E-flat; Price: String Quartet No.2 – Mvt.II; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto. Timothy Chooi, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Starting at . Also Nov 25, 27, 28-3pm. TSO.CA/Livestreams. LIVE & ONLINE Thursday November 25 ● 1:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Nov 16. Runs until Nov 28. WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO NOVEMBER 25 | 1.30 PM BEVERLEY JOHNSTON & FRIENDS 416-923-7052 wmct.on.ca ● 1:30: Music in the Afternoon. Beverley Johnston & Friends. Works by Bach, Russell Hartenberger, Christos Hatzis and Astor Piazzolla. Beverley Johnston, Aiyun Huang, and Russell Hartenberger, percussion; Susan Hoeppner, flutes; Marc Djokic, violin. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. wmct.on.ca or 416- 923-7052. LIVE & ONLINE ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: The Barber of Seville. Music by Gioachino Rossini. Libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles. Russell Braun, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. uoftopera.ca/productions. Free. Also Nov 26, 27, 28. ● 8:00: New Music Concerts. Broadcast: Aulos. Broadcast from Koerner Hall. Works for flutes by Maurice Ohana, Hitomi Kaneko, Yoshihisa Taitra, Toru Takemitsu, Hilda Paredes, and others. Dianne Aitken, flute; Robert Aitken, flute. Available on Facebook and You- Tube. newmusicconcerts.com or 416-961- 9594. Also Nov 11 & 18. ONLINE ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Beethoven: Overture to Egmont; R. Strauss: Serenade in E-flat; Price: String Quartet No.2 – Mvt.II; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto. Timothy Chooi, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Nov 24, 27, 28-3pm. TSO.CA/Livestreams. LIVE & LIVESTREAM Friday November 26 ● 1:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Nov 16. Also at 7pm. Runs until Nov 28. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: The Barber of Seville. Music by Gioachino Rossini. Libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles. Russell Braun, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. uoftopera.ca/productions. Free. Also Nov 25, 27, 28. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Jazz From Around the World Series: Etienne Charles Quartet & Guy Mintus Trio. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. - . Proof of vaccination required. Saturday November 27 ● 1:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Nov 16. Also at 7pm. Runs until Nov 28. ● 7:30: Arcady. There’s a Song in the Air. Central Presbyterian Church (Brantford), 97 Wellington St., Brantford. info@arcady.ca or 519-428-3185. . ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Mozart’s Requiem. Midori Marsh, soprano; Marion Newman, mezzo; Andrew Haji, tenor; Vartan Gabrielian, bass; Canadian Opera Company Orchestra & Chorus; Johannes Debus, conductor; Joel Ivany, stage director. coc.ca/ watch. ONLINE ● 7:30: Guitar Society of Toronto. In Concert: Canadian Guitar Quartet. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. guitarsocietyoftoronto.com or 416-964-8298. Advance: ; (sr); (st); Door: ; (sr); (st). ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: The Barber of Seville. Music by Gioachino Rossini. Libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles. Russell Braun, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. uoftopera.ca/productions. Free. Also Nov 25, 26, 28. ● 8:00: Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan/Sixtrum Percussion. Fusion Point/ Le point de fusion. Melissa Hui: TBA; Alithéa Ripoll: Kālī; Chris Paul Harman: When Time Turns Around; Marc Duggan: La machinerie de l’angoisse (arr. of L’angoisse des machines by Alain Thibault). The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. -. Also Nov 28(5pm). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Stewart Goodyear with the Penderecki String Quartet & Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Goodyear: Piano Quintet (world premiere); Beethoven: Symphony No.9 Op.125 (trans. Liszt S464/09) for solo piano, choir and singers. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -0. Proof of vaccination required. RESCHEDULED to Wed Feb 9, 2022 ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Beethoven: Overture to Egmont; R. Strauss: Serenade in E-flat; Price: String Quartet No.2 – Mvt.II; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto. Timothy Chooi, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Nov 24, 25, 28-3pm. TSO.CA/Livestreams. LIVE & LIVESTREAM Sunday November 28 ● 2:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Nov 16. ● 2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. All Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture; 1812 Overture. David Fung, piano; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. niagarasymphony.com or 905-688-0722 or 905-688-5601 x3700 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (arts worker); (st & youth). ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: The Barber of Seville. Music by Gioachino Rossini. Libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles. Russell Braun, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. uoftopera.ca/productions. Free. Also Nov 25, 26, 27. ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts Series: Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Debussy: Préludes, Book 1, L.117; Book 2, L.123. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. -0. ● 3:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Red Hot Ramble. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-901-7469 or redhotramble.ca or smokeshowbbqandbrew.com. ● 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Beethoven: Overture to Egmont; R. Strauss: Serenade in E-flat; Price: String Quartet No.2 – Mvt. II; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto. Timothy Chooi, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Nov 24-8pm, 25-8pm, 27-8pm. Also available as a live stream November 24-8pm. TSO.CA/ Livestreams. SUN 28 NOV AT 4 Advent Evensong plus concert at 4.30 with Paulina Derbez THE MYSTIC VIOLIN Bach’s Chaconne in D Minor in contrast with baroque and modern pieces from Mexico ● 4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Advent Evensong. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-568. Contributions appreciated. stolaves.ca. The Mystic Violin follows Evensong. LIVE & ONLINE ● 4:30: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. The Mystic Violin. Bach: Chaconne in d; baroque and modern pieces. Paulina Derbez, violin. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. stolaves.ca. Follows Evensong service at 4pm. LIVE & ONLINE ● 5:00: Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan/Sixtrum Percussion. Fusion Point/ Le point de fusion. Melissa Hui: TBA; Alithéa Ripoll: Kālī; Chris Paul Harman: When Time Turns Around; Marc Duggan: La machinerie de l’angoisse (arr. of L’angoisse des machines by Alain Thibault). The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. -. Also Nov 27(8pm). Tuesday November 30 ● 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music on Film Series: My Darling Vivian. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. 416-637- 3123. ; (members); (sr members); free(st members). Wednesday December 1 ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concerts Series: Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. Free. Proof of vaccination required. ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festival of Carols. Respighi: Lauda per la Natività del Signore; Hyo-Won Woo: O Magnum Mysterium; Rosephanye Powell: Christus natus est; Andrew Balfour: The Wyandot’s Realm; and popular Christmas carols. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; Matthew Larkin, organ; Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor; 26 | November 2021 thewholenote.com

Simon Rivard, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422 or tmchoir.org/event/festival-of-carols-2021/. -(in person); -(online). Proof of vaccination required. LIVE & ONLINE Thursday December 2 ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Gabriel Policarpo, percussion; Alan Hetherington & the U of T Brazilian Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. Free. LIVE STREAMED ● 7:00: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Imagine Online Festival: East Meets West. Sadaf Amini, John Burge, Kingston Chamber Choir, Darrell Christie, Melos Ensemble. 613-533-2424 or ibcpaboxoffice@ queensu.ca. Free. ONLINE ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. The Voice of Vivaldi. Johann Bernhard Bach: Orchestral Suite in G; J. S. Bach: “Ich esse mit Freuden” from Cantata 84; Scarlatti: Concerto Grosso in f; Vivaldi: “Lo seguitai felice” from L’Olimpiade; Vivaldi: “Non ti lusinghi,” from Tito Manlio; and other works. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Elisa Citterio, director. info@tafelmusik.org or 1-833-964-633. ONLINE Friday December 3 ● 12:00 noon: Music at Met. Friday Noon at Met Concert Series. David Simon, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. metunited.ca/live. Free. LIVE & STREAMED ● 7:00: Milton Choristers. Do You Hear What I Hear? Live concert of your favourite Christmas music. Rachel Cleland, artistic director. Knox Presbyterian Church (Milton), 170 Main St. E., Milton. miltonchoristers.com. . Also Dec 4. ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Home Alone: In Concert. Film screening with live orchestra. Scott Terrell, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Dec 4(2pm & 7:30pm). ● 7:30: Upper Canada Choristers/Cantemos Latin Ensemble. From Darkness Into Light. Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light; Handel: Messiah (excerpts); Haydn: Canon; Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night; Rutter: Two Christmas Carols; and other works for Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor; Hye Won Cecilia Lee, piano. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416- 256-0510 or uppercanadachoristers.org. Limited in-person tickets at . Available in advance via Eventbrite. Ages 12 and up. COVID protocols in place and proof of full vaccination required. Free streaming on YouTube and Facebook. LIVE & STREAMED ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. Feelin’ Groovy: Simon & Garfunkel. Jim Witter, vocals/piano; Evan Mitchell, conductor. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -0 per stream. Available Dec 3-8pm to Dec 5-11:59pm. Purchase 1 stream per household. ONLINE ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix & Canada on Stage Series: Wesli & Kobo Town. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -. Proof of vaccination required. Saturday December 4 ● 12:15: Music at St. Andrew’s. Friday Noontime Recital. A Christmas Carol: Dramatic readings with musical interludes. Rick Phillips, Kathleen Kajioka, William Webster, Zorana Sadiq and Joe Angelo, readers; Daniel Bickle, organ; and Jordan Klapman, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. standrewstoronto.org or 416-593-5600 x231. Freewill offering. Benefit for St. Andrew’s Refugee Sponsorship program. LIVE & ONLINE ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Home Alone: In Concert. Film screening with live orchestra. Scott Terrell, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Dec 3 & 4(7:30pm). ● 7:00: Milton Choristers. Do You Hear What I Hear? Live concert of your favourite Christmas music. Rachel Cleland, artistic director. Knox Presbyterian Church (Milton), 170 Main St. E., Milton. miltonchoristers.com. . Also Dec 3. ● 7:30: Arcady. Messiah. Lighthouse Festival Theatre, 247 Main Street, Port Dover. lighthousetheatre.com/off-season-events or 519- 583-2221 or 1-888-779-7703. . ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Home Alone: In Concert. Film screening with live orchestra. Scott Terrell, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Dec 3(7:30pm) & 4(2pm). ● 7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. Little Night Music. Torelli: Christmas Concerto; Dvořák: Nocturne for Strings; Kalinnikov: Serenade for Strings; Vitali: Chaconne; and holiday favourites. Joyce Lai, violin. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 227 Church St., Newmarket. 416-931- 7899. . Limited seating live performance. ● 8:00: Orchestra Toronto. Great Joy II: An Indigo Christmas with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Also available on demand. Nathaniel Dett Chorale; Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, music director; Corey Butler, piano. George Weston A CHRISTMAS CAROL READINGS & MUSIC SAT. DEC. 4 7 PM All-star readers including Kathleen Kajioka Program Host The New Classical FM FREE ADMISSION Donations welcome PRE-REGISTER AT: standrewstoronto.org (All COVID-19 provincial guidelines in effect.) Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787 or ticketmaster.ca. ; (sr); (OTOPus ages 13 to 29); (ages 5-12). OTOPus patrons may purchase one additional ticket at the discounted rate for a guest of any age. Pre-concert chat at 7:15pm. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Bobby McFerrin. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -0. Proof of vaccination required. Sunday December 5 ● 3:30: Edison Singers. Handel’s Messiah. Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, 28 Norfolk St., Guelph. 1-226-384-3100. -. Limited seating. Proof of full vaccination required. Monday December 6 FESTIVAL OF CAROLS TMC and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Respighi’s Christmas cantata: Lauda per la Nativitá del Signore Plus, popular carols and other seasonal music! ● 7:00: Confluence Concerts. Walter Unger Salon: Ruth Crawford’s Musical Imagination. Presented by Dr. Ellie Hisama. Music curated by Ryan MacDonald. Artists to be confirmed. confluenceconcerts.ca. Premiere online Dec 13. A limited number of tickets available for in-person attendance. LIVE & ONLINE ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: Joaquin Valdepeñas Conducts. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat K297 for four winds and orchestra; Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F Op.93. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. . Proof of vaccination required. Tuesday December 7 ● 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Chopin & Ravel. Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or ibcpaboxoffice@ queensu.ca. -; free(online). Proof of vaccination required. LIVE & ONLINE ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. Ryan Silverman, vocalist; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Starting at , Matinee starting at . Also Dec 8(2pm & 8pm); Dec 9(8pm). thewholenote.com November 2021 | 27

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