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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.

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Events by Date | December 8, 2021 to January 28, 2022 years on stage CANADIAN JAZZ ALL-STARS FRI JAN 21, 2022 at 8pm Guido Basso, Heather Bambrick, Mike Murley, Robi Botos, Dave Young, and Davide Direnzo. BURLINGTONPAC.CA Canadian Jazz All-Stars. Guido Basso, Heather Bambrick, Mike Murley, Robi Botos, Dave Young, and Davide DiRenzo. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50; .50(member). ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Mozart & Janáček: Nostalgia. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22; Jocelyn Morlock: Nostalgia; Bologne: String Quartet in D Op.1 No.6; Janáček: Kreutzer Sonata. Artun Miskciyan, 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 or www.sinfoniatoronto.com. In-person: .97; .06(sr); .96(st); Livestream: . LIVE & ONLINE. Saturday January 22 ● 5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: 21C Cinq à Sept: Eve Egoyan. Egoyan: Seven Studies for Augmented Piano (world premiere). Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. -. ● 7:30: Guitar Society of Toronto. In Concert: Daniela Rossi. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe St. www. guitarsocietyoftoronto.com or 416-964-8298. Advance: ; (sr); (st); Door: ; (sr); (st). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival & Chamber Music Series: Danish String Quartet. Sørenson: Quartet “Doppelgänger” (inspired by Schubert D887) (Ontario premiere); An alleged suite, a curated suite of dances; Schubert: String Quartet No.15 in G D887. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. -. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mendelssohn’s “Reformation”. Eric Abramovitz, clarinet; Miles Jacques, basset horn; Maxim Emelyanchev, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Starting at . Also Jan 19, 20. Sunday January 23 ● 2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Vanessa. Music by Samuel Barber. Libretto by ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Gian Carlo Menotti. Simona Genga, mezzo; Lauren Margison, soprano; Scott Rumble, tenor; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Narmina Afandiyeva, music director/piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. stlc.com and 416-366- 7723 or 1-800-708-6754. ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival & Power Corporation of Canada Vocal Concerts: Gerald Finley with Julius Drake. Schubert: Songs; Wolf: Songs from the Mörike Lieder; Turnage: Without Ceremony (North American premiere); Shakespeare in Love. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/ performance. -. years on stage PIAF! THE SHOW SUN JAN 23, 2022 at 7pm “Anne Carrere can miraculously revive Piaf’s spirit” – New York Times BURLINGTONPAC.CA BURLINGTONPAC.CA ● 7:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Piaf! The Show. Anne Carrere, vocalist. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000. .50; .50(member). Tuesday January 25 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Angus Sinclair - Ragtime! 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. POSTPONED January 25 at 8 pm VANESSA BENELLI MOSELL ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Vanessa Benelli Mosell, Piano. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.16 in G Op.31 No.1; Medtner: Fairy Tales Op.20 No.1; Medtner: Forgotten Melodies Op.38 No.6 “Canzona Serenata”; Liszt: Réminiscences de Norma; Bellini (arr. Thalberg): Casta diva from Norma; Rossini (arr. Ginzburg): Largo al factotum from Il barbiere di Siviglia. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or www.musictoronto.com. .50-. Wednesday January 26 ● 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 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. Free. ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Alexander Straus-Fausto. Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or www.organixconcerts.ca. Suggested freewill offering of . Thursday January 27 ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. World Music Series: Mariza. Koerner Hall, TELUS ● Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. www.artsathome.ca. ● Canadian Opera Company. Gianni Schicchi. www.coc.ca/watch. Available until Apr 30, 2022. ONLINE ● Canadian Opera Company. In Concert: Russell Braun and Tamara Wilson with the COC Orchestra. www.coc.ca/watch. Available until March 31, 2022. ONLINE ● Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir. Choral Concerts. Available at http://www.youtube. com/capellaregalis. ● Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story: A Pandemic Pageant. Susan Watson and Eric Miller, co-directors. www.thechristmasstory.ca. Tickets by donation ( suggested). A link to the screening will be sent via email. Available until Jan 6, 2022. ONLINE FELLOWSHIP of CREATURES Now streaming on EarlyMusic.TV Still Available Online Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. -0. Friday January 28 ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno Conducts Beethoven. Jeffrey Beecher, double bass; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Jan 29-8pm, 30-3pm George Weston Recital Hall. Also available as a live stream Jan 28(8pm). www.TSO-CA/Livestreams. ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Ensemble Made in Canada. Beethoven: Piano Quartet No.1 in E-flat WoO 36; Stewart Goodyear: Piano Quartet No.1; Saint-Saëns: Piano Quartet No.2 in B-flat Op. 41. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809 or www.ticketscene.ca/kwcms. ; (st). ● 8:00: RBI/JAZZ-FM. An Evening with Pat Metheny. Side-Eye with James Francies & Joe Dyson. Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. www.meridianhall.com or 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708- 6754 or boxoffice@tolive.com. .50-.50. BLOGS, PODCASTS, STREAMING ● Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Full rehearsals every Wednesday night at 7:30pm. 309 Horner Ave. Open to all who are looking for a great band to join. Text Rob Hunter at 416-878-1730. ● Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Kevin Barrett does a live-streamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from his Lockdown studio. Tune in to Kevin’s Facebook page on Friday at 4pm at http://www.facebook.com/ kevin.barrett.165470. ONLINE GROUPS ● Recollectiv: A unique musical online meeting group made up of people affected by memory challenges caused by illness (such as dementia) or brain injury (stroke, PTSD, etc.) and their care partners. Participation is free with pre-registration. Email info@recollectiv.ca for meeting times, information and registration. 30 | December 2021 and January 2022 thewholenote.com

YOUTUBE MAINLY CLUBS, MOSTLY JAZZ Continued from page 23 Canadian guitarist, Lucian Gray and his custom Americana playing Time After Time with the Virginia MacDonald Quintet at the Emmet Ray in Toronto. Lucian Gray Later in the month, on December 18, The Emmet is host to guitarist Lucian Gray. Though still young, Gray has already assembled an impressive resume of professional achievements. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he studied with Mick Goodrick, Gray was a finalist in the 2015 Wes Montgomery International Jazz Guitar Competition and a semi-finalist in the 2019 Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Guitar Competition. If the Wes Montgomery competition wasn’t enough of a clue, it is readily apparent that Gray’s playing is firmly rooted in a particular jazz guitar tradition. Favouring big-box Benedetto instruments and minimal effects, Gray has a strong command of bebop vocabulary, a full, robust tone and enough technique to make his way confidently through a wide variety of musical situations. All this being said, it is his sense of time that really sets him apart. Coupled with a patient sense of phrasing that he employs as frequently during flurries of 16th notes as he does in ballads, Gray’s propulsive, confident rhythmic engagement with his instrument is well worth the price of admission. Colin Story is a jazz guitarist, writer and teacher based in Toronto. He can be reached at www.colinstory.com, on Instagram and on Twitter. Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 burdockto.com Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 thecameron.com Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 castroslounge.com Dec 9 6pm Mike Daley & Will Reid. Dec 10 5:30pm Little Magic Sam. Dec 11 6pm Thelonious Hank. Dec 12 3pm A Charlie Brown Christmas, 8pm Castro’s Christmas Party. Dec 24 5:30pm Little Magic Sam. Jan 7 5:30pm Little Magic Sam. Jan 8 6pm Thelonious Hank. Jan 9 3pm The Delfis. Jan 14 5:30pm Fraser & Daley. Jan 15 6pm Thelonious Hank. Jan 21 5:30pm Little Magic Sam. Jan 22 6pm Thelonious Hank. Jan 23 3pm Lucas Stagg. Jan 28 5:30pm Fraser & Daley. Jan 29 6pm Thelonious Hank. Jan 30 3pm Tim Bradford. C’est What 67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499 cestwhat.com In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 theemmetray.com All shows at 8:00 PM, unless otherwise noted. Dec 5 Surefire Sweat Trio. Dec 6 Chris Parnis Group. Dec 7 The Andy Sharp Folk Series feat. Tasha White. Dec 8 Jenna Marie Jazz. Dec 9 Phill Tessis Series feat. The Pawn Shop. Dec 10 Fuat Tuac. Dec 11 4:30pm Andrew Scott, 8pm Parade. Dec 12 4:30pm Diane Roblin Lady Finger, 8pm Tiago Cardoso & Sean McCarthy Duo. Dec 13 Paul Callander Group. Dec 14 Andy Sharp Series. Dec 15 Where’s Shane w/ Benjamin Weigensberg. Dec 16 Phil Tessis Series feat. The Pawn. Dec 18 Lucian Gray Group. Dec 19 4:30pm Opera Revue, 8pm The Ming & Mara Show. Dec 20 Andy Sharp Series. Dec 22 Seu & Sam Mora. Dec 23 Phil Tessis Series feat. The Pawn. Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 grossmanstavern.com Dec 3 8pm Fred Spek’s Camp Combo. Dec 4 8:30pm Junction. Dec 10 6pm Kensington Holiday Bash. Dec 16 7:30pm The Action Sound Xmas Party, The Moving Violations. Dec 18 8:30pm Caution Jam Xmas Party. Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 hirut.ca Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W 416-533-5483 hughsroom.com Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 jazzbistro.ca Dec 1 9pm Tanya Wills Quartet. Dec 2 9pm Jozsef Botos Trio. Dec 3 8pm Colin Hunter & The Joe Sealy Quartet. Dec 4 8pm Colin Hunter & The Joe Sealy Quartet. Dec 8 6pm John Russon Presents: Jazz Bistro’s Club 350 Jazz Jam. Dec 15 6pm John Russon Presents: Jazz Bistro’s Club 350 Jazz Jam. Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 kwjazzroom.com All shows at 8:00 PM unless otherwise noted. Dec 3 8pm Bernie Senensky Quintet. Dec 4 Rebecca Hennessy’s Makeshift Island. Dec 10 Mary-Catherine Pazzano. Dec 11 Pat LaBarbera Quartet. Dec 17 Tom Nagy’s Christmas Experience. Dec 18 Jason White Christmas Special. Dec 29 8pm Indigenous Artist Showcase – 5 Artists, 5 Cities. Dec 31 8pm New Year’s Eve with Gigi Marentette, KC Roberts, and Adam Bowman. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 lula.ca Check website for exact times; typically, doors open at 7pm, salsa dance lessons at 8:30pm, music begins at 9pm. Dec 3 Cuban Salsa Fridays: Charangon Del Norte. Dec 4 Salsa Saturdays: Sean Bellaviti & Conjunto Lacalu w/ DJ Trambo. Dec 10 Salseros with Attitutde w/ Sebastian Natal and DJ Suave. Dec 11 Salsa Saturdays: Ricardo Barboza & DJ Trambo. Dec 17 Salsa Saturdays: Yani Borrell w/ DJ Suave. Dec 18 Salsa Saturdays: Son D’Aqui w/ DJ Trambo. Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 manhattans.ca Dec 2 6:30pm Joe Lucchetta. Dec 4 7pm Emily Kemp + Rob Christian. Dec 9 6:30pm Joe Lucchetta. Dec 10 7pm Belays Jazz Trio. Dec 11 7pm D’eve Archer. Dec 16 6:30pm Emily Kemp + Rob Christian. Dec 17 7pm Steven Taetz Trio. Dec 18 7pm Belays Jazz Trio. Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 mezzettarestaurant.com Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 themonarchtavern.com Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 nicebistro.com Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 oldmilltoronto.com The Home Smith Bar: Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 thepilot.ca Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 poetryjazzcafe.com Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 reposadobar.com Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 reservoirlounge.com Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 therex.ca Dec 1 5:30pm Trevor Giancola Quartet, 8:30pm Mike Downes Quartet. Dec 2 5:30pm Kevin Quain, 8:30pm Mike Downes Quartet. Dec 3 5:30pm Xmas w/ Kayla & Hannah, 8:30pm Mike Downes Quartet. Dec 4 5:30pm Neon Eagle, 8:30pm Mike Downes Quartet. Dec 5 5:30pm Keith Barstow Group, 8:30pm Harley Card Group. Dec 6 5:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 8:30pm Harley Card Group. Dec 7 5:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 8:30pm Alan Heatherington – From Rio with Love. Dec 8 5:30pm Trevor Giancola Quartet, 8:30pm Ernesto Cervini & Turboprop. Dec 9 5:30pm Kevin Quain, 8:30pm Ernesto Cervini & Turboprop. Dec 10 5:30pm Emily Schultz, 8:30pm Ernesto Cervini & Turboprop. Dec 11 5:30pm Neon Eagle, 8:30pm Ernesto Cervini & Turboprop. Dec 12 5:30pm Ketih Barstow Group, 8:30pm Ted Warren Group. Dec 13 5:30pm Peter Hill Group, 8:30pm Ted Warren Group. Dec 14 5:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 8:30pm Chris Gale Hosts the Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Dec 15 5:30pm Trevor Giancola Quartet, 8:30pm Alison Young Quartet. thewholenote.com December 2021 | 31

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