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Volume 27 Issue 3 - December 2021 / January 2022

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Many Happy Returns: the rebirth of Massey Hall -- from venue to hub; music theatre's re-emergence from postponement limbo; pianist Vikingur Ólafsson's return visit to to "Glenn Gould's hometown"; guest writer music librarian Gary Corrin is back from his post behind the scenes in the TSO library; Music for Change returns to 21C; and here we all are again! Welcome back. Fingers crossed, here we go.

listings@theWholeNote.com Event listings are free of charge to artists, venues and presenters. Readers are encouraged to check weekly for changes and updates to existing listings, and for the numerous new listings being added each week, both current and further into the future. Register for the weekly updates at thewholenote.com/newsletter IN THIS ISSUE: THREE LISTINGS SECTIONS ● Section 1: Events by date for Dec 8, 2021 – Jan 28, 2022 These are events with an announced date and time that one could circle on a calendar, in order to “be there” when it happens for the first (or only) time. This includes live and livestreamed performances; first broadcasts and screenings; concerts, workshops, symposia, and so on. If the event in question remains available after that first presentation (e.g. online or on demand), this is noted at the end of the listing. ● Section 2: Ongoing online musical activity including date-related events now available on demand online These are musical activities that readers can access in their own time, usefully identified by the name of the presenter or the nature of the event. ● Section 3: In the clubs (Mostly Jazz) How to List 1. Use the convenient online form at thewholenote.com/applylistings 2. Email listings to listings@thewholenote.com. Please note, we do not take listings over the phone. Deadlines 1. Weekly online updates: submission deadline is 6pm Tuesday of the week prior to the event in question, for Friday posting. 2. Print: approximately fifteen days before publication. Our next print issue covers the last week of January to the first week of March 2022, and the submission deadline for new listings and updates to listings previously processed is 6pm Monday January 3. Events by Date | December 8, 2021 to January 28, 2022 PLEASE NOTE: All times are Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. Listings are based on information sent to WholeNote in advance by event presenters. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Also, current COVID health regulations may require proof of vaccination. Please visit presenters’ websites or contact them directly for updates. More detailed information for each listing is available at thewholenote.com/just-ask. Wednesday December 8 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Imre Olah. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or www.organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering: suggested. ● 1:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Carla Bennett (Stella); Kyle Blair (Jim Hardy); Wren Evans (Charlie Winslow); Kristi Frank (Linda Mason); Elodie Gillett (Rose/Radio Quartet); Kyle Godemba (Ted Hanover); and other performers; Kate Hennig, stage director. Shaw Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800-511-SHAW (7429) or www.shawfest.com. -. Runs until Dec 23. ● 1:30: Mirvish Productions. Jesus Christ Superstar. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. www.mirvish.com/shows/. -0. 9-12, 14-19, 21-24, 26, 28-31, 2021; Jan 2, 2022. ● 2:00: 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(8pm); Dec 9(8pm). ● 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Jesus Christ Superstar. See Dec 8. Also Dec 9-12, 14-19, 21-24, 26, 28-31, 2021; Jan 2, 2022. ● 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 9(8pm). Thursday December 9 ● 1:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Dec 8. Runs until Dec 23. ● 7:00: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Imagine Online Festival: Kingston Jazz. Room Tone, Chantal Thompson. 613-533-2424 or ibcpaboxoffice@queensu.ca. Free. ONLINE ● 7:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Dec 8. Runs until Dec 23. ● 7:30: Storytelling Toronto. Storytelling Concert. Original storytelling songs by Ramya Amuthan. Wychwood Barns Park, 76 Wychwood Ave. 416-656-2445. . ONLINE ● 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. To All A Good Night 6. Music by Stevie Wonder, John Prine, Stephen Colbert & Elvis Costello, and Duke Ellington. Jackie Richardson, Jessica Mitchell, Liam Russell, David Wall, and Tom Wilson. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. www.artoftimeensemble.com or 416-408- 0208. -. Limited capacity. Also available as a livestream. ● 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Jesus Christ Superstar. See Dec 8. Also Dec 10-12, 14-19, 21-24, 26, 28-31, 2021; Jan 2, 2022. ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Gryphon Trio with David Harding. Brahms: Piano Trio No.1 in B Op.8; Ryan: New Work (world premiere); Student compositions from the Earl Haig/Claude Watson program; Dvořák: Piano Quartet in E-flat Op.87. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50-. December 9 at 8 pm GRYPHON TRIO with DAVID HARDING 2022 Spring Series Chamber music in an intimate setting as it was meant to be heard. New Season begins March 6 for information visit SyrinxConcerts.ca 24 | December 2021 thewholenote.com

● 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 7(8pm); Dec 8(2pm). Friday December 10 ● 1:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Dec 8. Runs until Dec 23. ● 7:30: West End Micro Music Festival. Love Mozart. Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet; Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet; Stravinsky: Pour Pablo Picasso (fragment); Mozart: Allegro for clarinet and string quartet K516c; Francaix: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings. Emily Kruspe, Eric Kim- Fujita, violins; Maxime Despax, viola; Sebastian Ostertag, cello; Brad Cherwin, clarinet. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1691 Bloor St. W. 647-880-9185 or www.westendmusic.ca. ; (3-concert pass); Free(st). ● 8:00: Jazz Room. Mary-Catherine Pazzano. Jazz Room, Huether Hotel, 59 King St N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565. . ● 8:00: Lula Lounge. Salseros with Attitude. 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. . ● 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Hometown Holidays with Barenaked Ladies: Hits for the Holidays. CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St. www. mirvish.com/shows/hometown-holidaysbarenaked-ladies. -0. Also Dec 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23. ● 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Jesus Christ Superstar. See Dec 8. Also Dec 11-12, 14-19, 21-24, 26, 28-31, 2021; Jan 2, 2022. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix & Canada on Stage Series: Ashley Mac- Isaac with Special Guest Jully Black. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. -. ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Beethoven @ 251: Happy Birthday! Coleridge-Taylor: Fantasiestücke; Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1; Beethoven: Symphony No.8. Dmitri Levkovich, piano; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. In person 416-366-7723; virtual 416-499-0403 www.sinfoniatoronto.com. In-person: .97; .06(sr); .96(st); Livestream: . LIVE & ONLINE Saturday December 11 ● 2:00: Mirvish Productions. Jesus Christ Superstar. See Dec 8. Also Dec 12, 14-19, 21-24, 26, 28-31, 2021; Jan 2, 2022. ● 4:30: Beach United Church. Heather Bambrick and Friends. Thad Jones: A Child Is Born; and other seasonal favourites. Heather Bambrick, vocal jazz and piano. 140 Wineva Ave. www.beachunitedchurch.com or 416- 700-9644. Videolink and in-person tickets at www.eventbrite.ca. Suggested donations: (in-person); (videolink). LIVE & LIVESTREAM ● 7:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Dec 8. Runs until Dec 23. ● 7:00: Untitled Ensemble. Emily Suzanne Shapiro: A Menagerie of Sound. Emily Suzanne Shapiro: Utter Zoo; Woodwind Quintet (premiere); Solo Improv. Emily Suzanne Shapiro, clarinet & bass clarinet; Elizabeth Christina Brown, oboe & English horn; Chris Buchner, horn; Iraj Tamadon-Nejad, bassoon; Jaye Marsh, flute. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. Click on www.untitledensemble.ca. By donation. Register at www.forms.gle/ RrrUAq5iQ5ygeEW46. ● 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Imagine Online Festival: Minerva by Suzanne Pasternak. Isabel Digital Concert Hall. 613-533-2424 or ibcpaboxoffice@queensu.ca. Free. ONLINE ● 7:30: Northumberland Orchestra and Choir. Christmas in Northumberland. Dinner followed by a Carol Cantata. Best Western, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg. 905-372-2105. . Includes dinner, show, service. ● 8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Boreal. St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. www.acousticharvest.ca. . No walk-in patrons. ● 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. In Concert. Richardson-Schulte: The Hockey Sweater; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; Violin Concerto. Martin MacDonald, guest conductor; Eva Lesage, violin. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566 or www.cathedralbluffs. com or cbsoboxoffice@gmail.com. -; -(sr/st); Free(under 12). ● 8:00: Jazz Room. Pat LaBarbera Quartet. Jazz Room, Huether Hotel, 59 King St N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565. ● 8:00: Jon Feldman. Feldman/Malone/Higgins Trio. Bemsha Swing, In Your Own Sweet Way, Au Privave, Oleo, Well You Needn’t. Jesse Malone, trumpet; Bret Higgins, acoustic bass; Jon Feldman, piano. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 647-862-3816. ; (adv). ● 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Hometown Holidays with Barenaked Ladies: Hits for the Holidays. CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St. www.mirvish. com/shows/hometown-holidays-barenakedladies. -0. Also Dec 17, 18, 21, 22, 23. ● 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Jesus Christ Superstar. See Dec 8. Also Dec 12, 14-19, 21-24, 26, 28-31, 2021; Jan 2, 2022. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Jazz From Around the World Series: Alfredo Rodríguez & Pedrito Martinez Group. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. -5. ● 8:00: Singing Out. A Light Ahead: A Holiday Concert. Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. www. singingout.com or www.ticketmaster.ca. . Sunday December 12 ● Dec 12: Against the Grain Theatre/Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah/Complex. Performed in Arabic, Dene, English, French, Inuktitut, and Southern Tutchone. Handel: Messiah. Jonathon Adams, Looee Arreak, Spencer Britten, Rihab Chaieb, Deantha Edmunds, singers; Le Choeur Louisbourg; Halifax Camerata Singers; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; University of Prince Edward Island Chamber Chorus; and other performers; Johannes Debus; conductor; Joel Ivany and Reneltta Arluk, co-directors. Register at www.bit.ly/messiahcomplex2021. Available until Jan 9, 2022. ONLINE ● 1:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Dec 8. Runs until Dec 23. ● 2:00: Mirvish Productions. Hometown Holidays with Barenaked Ladies: Snacktime! CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St. www.mirvish. com/shows/hometown-holidays-barenakedladies. -. Also Dec 19. ● 2:00: Mirvish Productions. Jesus Christ Superstar. See Dec 8. Also Dec 14-19, 21-24, 26, 28-31, 2021; Jan 2, 2022. ● 2:00 Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Dec 8. Runs until Dec 23. ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts & Canada on Stage Series: Jan Lisiecki. All Chopin program: Études and Nocturnes. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. -5. ● 3:00: Tapestry Chamber Choir. Handel’s Messiah: Part 1. Soloists and strings from York Chamber Ensemble. Bradford Arts Centre, 66 Barrie St., Bradford. Click on www. ticketscene.ca or www.tapestrychoir.ca or 905-751-5335. ● 3:00: Villa Charities/Coro San Marco. Christmas Concert / Concerto di Natale. Traditional English and Italian Christmas music. Coro San Marco Choir; Michael Colla, conductor; pianist Adolfo De Santis, piano. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. Click on www.villacharities.com/coro or 416-789- 7011 x248. . A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase at the door. Tuesday December 14 ● 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Preludes for Piano. Preludes by Chopin and Burge. Philip Chiu, piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or email ibcpaboxoffice@queensu.ca. -; free(online). LIVE & ONLINE ● 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Jesus Christ Superstar. See Dec 8. Also Dec 15-19, 21-24, 26, 28-31, 2021; Jan 2, 2022. ● 6:30: Music Gallery. Emergents I Series: Part 1. Workshop: Community Sound, with Naomi McCarroll-Butler. Guided improvisations using graphic scores and conduction. Aimed at community members and earlycareer artists interested in exploring collective music-making, this will be a space for people with different artistic interests and backgrounds to meet, speak and create together. Naomi McCarroll-Butler, saxophonist, clarinetist, instrument maker. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. www. musicgallery.org. Free. Wednesday December 15 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Hanné Becker, SINCERE THANKS to our faithful Small Concerts patrons for your interest and support of 47 seasons of wonderful chamber music featuring Toronto Symphony Orchestra musicians. We sincerely regret that it will not be possible to present a season in 2022. Organ. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or click on www.organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering - suggested. ● 1:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Dec 8. Runs until Dec 23. ● 1:30: Mirvish Productions. Jesus Christ Superstar. See Dec 8. Also Dec 16-19, 21-24, 26, 28-31, 2021; Jan 2, 2022. ● 7:00: Achill Choral Society. Comfort & Joy. A virtual holiday concert featuring a mix of previously recorded live concert selections plus beautiful choral works recorded this fall. Shawn Grenke, conductor; Nancy Sicsic, piano. www.achill.ca. Free. ONLINE ● 7:00: Shaw Festival. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. See Dec 8. Runs until Dec 23. ● 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Jesus Christ Superstar. See Dec 8. Also Dec 16-19, 21-24, 26, 28-31, 2021; Jan 2, 2022. ● 8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents I Series: Part 2. Concert: Stephanie Castonguay + Skin Tone. Hacking, breaking and reinventing the creative process. Stephanie Castonguay; Skin Tone (James Goddard). Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. www. A CHRISTMAS STORY Coming Dec. 15 on EarlyMusic.TV thewholenote.com December 2021 | 25

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