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Volume 28 Issue 1 | September 20 - November 8, 2022

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Our 28th season in print! “And Now, Back to Live Action”; a symphonic-sized listings section, compared to last season; clubs “On the move” ; FuturesStops Festival and Nuit Blanche; “Pianistic high-wire acts”; Season announcements include full-sized choral works like Mendelssohn’s Elijah; “Icons, innovators and renegades” pulling out all the stops.

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LIVE OR ONLINE | Sep 20 to Nov 8, 2022 com/CSB1969. ● 7:00: Stratford Symphony Orchestra. Season Opener: Dvořák Cello Concerto. Rowson: Fanfare; Schubert: Symphony No.8 in b “Unfinished” D759; Dvořák: Cello Concerto in b Op.104. Daniel Hass, cello; William Rowson, conductor. Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. www.app.artspeople.com/index.php?show=142255. ; (st); Free(under 12). ● 7:30: FutureStops Organ Festival. Forces of Nature. Sarah Davachi, Matthew Larkin, Charlemagne Palestine, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 929-6400 or www.futurestops.org/festivallanding. . ● 7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. The Music of John Williams. Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Patridge Hall, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-687-4993. ; (sr); (arts worker with valid ID); (student-university or college with valid ID); (youth-18 and under with valid ID). Also Oct 2(2:30pm). tmchoir.org ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. The Pilgrim’s Way. Exploring the narrative of displacement, identity and individual life’s journeys. Talbot: Path of Miracles; Robinson: Steal Away; Abu-Khader: I Forgive (TMChoir commission); Elgar (arr. Cameron): Lux Aeterna. Toronto Mendelssohn Singers; Raneem Barakat, mezzo; Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.tmchoir.org/event/the-pilgrims-way/. Price Level 1: .95; .35(sr); .95(VOX- Ticket). Price Level 2: .95; .35(sr); .95(VOXTicket). ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brahms: Academic Festival Overture Op.83; Tomasi: Concerto for Alto Saxophone; Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (Overture-Fantasy); Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Op.34. Jesse Ma, saxophone; Uri Mayer, conductor. Mac- Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; $20(sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ● 8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Friends of Fiddler’s Green. Grit Laskin, Ian Robb, Ian Bell & Alistair Brown. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. www.acousticharvest.ca or 416-729-7564. (advance only). ● 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. The Human Spirit. Ryan Huang, piano. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. From . Free for children under 12. ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Melodies Old & New. Hétu: Sur les rives du Saint-Maurice; Pal: Upwell (KWS commission); Brahms: Symphony No.4 in e. Gurpreet Chana, tabla/electronics; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Oct 2. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Saint- Saëns Organ Symphony. Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (“Fingal’s Cave”); Moussa: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra (“Adrano”); Dvořák: Romance for Violin & Orchestra; Saint- Saëns: Symphony No.3 (“Organ Symphony”). Kerson Leong, violin; Jean-Willy Long, organ; Gemma New, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Sept 29, Oct 2(3pm). Sunday October 2 ● 2:30: Kingston Symphony Orchestra. Masterworks One: Rachmaninoff & Brahms. Avan Yu, piano; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. www.kingstonsymphony.ca/concerts-events/rachmaninoffbrahms or 613-530-2050. -(adults); -(sr); -(st);(12 & under). ● 2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. The Music of John Williams. Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Partridge Hall, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-687-4993. ; (sr); (arts worker with valid ID); (student-university or college with valid ID); (youth-18 and under with valid ID). Also Oct 1(7:30pm). ● 2:30: OperOttawa. Opera Gala. Mozart: The Impresario; Excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro, Turandot, Giulio Cesare, Lucia di Lammermoor, and other works. Erinne-Colleen Laurin, soprano; Kathleen Radke, soprano; Danielle Alison Vaillancourt, mezzo; Alexander Cappellazzo, tenor; Norman E. Brown, baritone; and chorus and other soloists; Gerard Nieuwenhuis, recorder; Frédéric Lacroix, piano. First Baptist Church Ottawa, 140 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa. www. eventbrite.ca/e/operottawa-opera-gala-tickets-372743073567. . ● 3:00: Piano Lunaire. Notes to the Unforgotten (Gala Performance). Ritz: Nine Forgotten Variations; Andres: Honest Labor; Sherkin: Aubades in Memoriam; Fulmer: Chain by Chain; Little: Elegy (Monsters Are Real). Adam Sherkin, piano; Liam Ritz, composer/ piano. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton. 416-825-2744 or www.pianolunaire.com. ; (sr); 15(st). Tickets include complimentary access to Art Gallery. Advisable to visit ahead of the performance as the exhibitions close at 5pm. ● 5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Chamber Music Concerts: Emerson String Quartet: Farewell. Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.1 in E-flat Op.12; Brahms: String Quartet No.3 in B-flat Op.67; Dvořák: String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Op.105 B.193. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -0. ● 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Saint- Saëns Organ Symphony. Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (“Fingal’s Cave”); Moussa: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra (“Adrano”); Dvořák: Romance for Violin & Orchestra; Saint- Saëns: Symphony No.3 (“Organ Symphony”). Kerson Leong, violin; Jean-Willy Long, organ; Gemma New, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Sept 29(8pm), Oct 1(8pm). Flute Street Together Again Isaac Page World Premiere! presents Sun. Oct. 2, 4pm www.flutestreet.ca ● 4:00: Flute Street. In Concert. Isaac Page: New Work (world premiere); and works by Respighi, Hogenhuis, Guiot, Nourse, and Freddie Mercury. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-462- 9498. ; $20(sr/arts workers); (st). ● 7:00: INNERchamber Inc. How We Live On. Heidi Sander composed her collection The Forest of My Mind as a response to the death of her mother. Comprising themes of family, loss, memory, hope and nature, the poems touch upon the various stages of loss while offering a sense of hope and renewal. INNERchamber Ensemble; Heidi Sander, author; Bonnie Jordan, dancer. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. tickets@innerchamber.ca. ; - (arts workers/st). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Pre-show 6:30pm. A light meal is available for patrons in Stratford. ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Melodies Old & New. Hétu: Sur les rives du Saint-Maurice; Pal: Upwell (KWS commission); Brahms: Symphony No.4 in e. Gurpreet Chana, Tabla/electronics; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Oct 1. Monday October 3 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Showcase Series: Latin America in Song. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. Free. ● 8:00: Massey Hall. Loreena McKennitt. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . Tuesday October 4 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Eric Gao, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. Free. Donations welcome. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Organ Recital. Thomas Fitches, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Faculty of Music Concert. Alan Klaus, trumpet. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 8:00: Vesuvius Ensemble. Melodia: A Celebration of Italian Song. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. www.bemusednetwork. com/events/detail/975. . Wednesday October 5 ● 12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Douglas Haas Legacy Concerts. Darielle Chomyn-Davison, soprano; Keiko Larocque, soprano; Ann-Marie MacDairmid, piano. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578- 4430. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Matthew Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Saturday Oct. 1 8 pm P.C. Ho Theatre Vivian Fung (Canadian) Prayer Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat with soloist Ryan Huang Elgar Enigma Variations cathedralbluffs.com 36 | September 20 - November 8, 2022 thewholenote.com

Larkin, Organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering ($20 suggested). ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Vivaldi: Sinfonia No.2 in G; Grieg: Holberg Suite; Piazzolla (arr. Desyatnikov): The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Bénédicte Lauzière, violin/curator. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. . Also Oct 7, 8. ● 8:00: Massey Hall. The Mars Volta Tour. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . Thursday October 6 WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO OCTOBER 6 | 1.30 PM MICHAEL BRIDGE with Ladom Ensemble & Joseph Macerollo 416-923-7052 wmct.on.ca ● 1:30: Music in the Afternoon. Michael Bridge with Ladom Ensemble and Joseph Macerollo. Works by Bach, Gubaidulina, Piazzolla, and Radiohead. Michael Bridge, accordion; Ladom Ensemble (Michael Bridge, accordion; Adam Campbell, percussion; Pouya Hamidi, piano; Beth Silver, cello); Joseph Macerollo, accordion. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052 X1. ; free(st with ID). ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - In Concert. Sarah Hicks, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 7, 8(12:30 & 7:30pm). ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. New Orford String Quartet. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music. uwo.ca/events. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Kurt Elling Quintet: Century of Heroes. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. www.flatomarkhamtheatre. ca or 905-305-7469 or boxoffice@markham. ca. -. ● 8:00: Massey Hall. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . Friday October 7 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Beethoven and Michiru Oshima. The Ezra Duo: Jacob Clewell, violin; Sasha Bult-Ito, piano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 X231. Free. Donations welcome. ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series: New Orford String Quartet with Students. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Flying Dutchman. Music & Libretto by Richard Wagner. Johan Reuter, bass-baritone (Dutchman); Marjorie Owens, soprano (Senta); Franz-Josef Selig, bass (Daland); Miles Mykkanen, tenor (Steersman); Christopher Ventris, tenor (Erik); Canadian Opera Company Orchestra & Chorus; Johannes Debus, conductor; Christopher Alden, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231 or 1-800-250- 4653. From . Also Oct 9(2pm), 13, 15, 19, 21, 23(2pm). At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - In Concert. Sarah Hicks, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 6, 8(12:30 & 7:30pm). ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Vivaldi: Sinfonia No.2 in G; Grieg: Holberg Suite; Piazzolla (arr. Desyatnikov): The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Bénédicte Lauzière, violin/curator. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. . Also Oct 5, 8. ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. Johnny Reid: Love Someone Tour. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. -. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Joshua Weilerstein Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. From . Saturday October 8 ● 12:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - In Concert. Sarah Hicks, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 6(7:30PM), 7(7:30PM) 8(7:30pm). ● 2:00: Rose Theatre. Terrell Edwards: Unforgettable Tour. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. . Also 8pm. ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - In Concert. Sarah Hicks, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 6, 7 8(12:30pm). ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Vivaldi: Sinfonia No.2 in G; Grieg: Holberg Suite; Piazzolla (arr. Desyatnikov): The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Bénédicte Lauzière, violin/curator. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. . Also Oct 5, 7. ● 8:00: Massey Hall. Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. Terrell Edwards: Unforgettable Tour. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. . Also 2pm. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix: SongBird North. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. . Sunday October 9 ● 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Flying Dutchman. See Oct 7. Also Oct 13, 15, 19, 21, 23(2pm). At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Tuesday October 11 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Featuring students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. Free. Donations welcome. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Organ Recital. Music by Bach. Dr. John Vandertuin, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 7:30: Massey Hall. Colin James. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composer Concert No. 1. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750 or www.music.utoronto.ca. Free. Wednesday October 12 ● 12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Douglas Haas Legacy Concerts. Matthew Gartshore, piano. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-4430. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Peter Nikiforuk, Organ. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering ($20 suggested). ● 7:00: Tafelmusik. Tafel Talks: The New Romantics. Can historically informed performance (HIP) bring something new and vital to music by 19th-century composers? Join us for a lively panel discussion exploring the expanding repertoire of HIP. Ruth Denton, Vijay Chalasani, and Tanya Tomkins, panelists; Keiran Campbell, moderator. 1-833-964-6337 or tickets@tafelmusik.org. . Join live and then re-watch for up to 48 hours after the original broadcast. ONLINE. ● 7:30: Confluence Concerts. Boccheriniana. Works by Luigi Boccherini and his contemporaries, including Maddlena, Lombardi, and Sirmen. Elinor Frey, cello; and others. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. info@confluenceconcerts.ca. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Chamber Music Concert. Hahn: Variations chantantes sur un air ancien; Fauré: Sonata No.2; Adès: Lieux retrouvés; Schumann: Adagio and Allegro Op.70; Brahms: Sonata in F Op.99. Steven Isserlis, cello; Connie Shih, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Bronfman Plays Beethoven. Volpini: Celebration Prelude (World Premiere); Ligeti: Atmosphères; Haydn: Symphony No.39 (“Tempesta di mare”); Chin: subito con forza (Canadian Premiere); Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 and others. Yefim Bronfman, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 14(7:30 pm), 15. ● 8:30: Massey Hall. Regina Spektor. Bronfman Plays Beethoven Oct 12, 14 & 15 TSO.CA 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . Thursday October 13 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Showcase Series: A Beginner’s Guide to Salsa and Bachata. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. Free. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Flying Dutchman. See Oct 7. Also Oct 15, 19, 21, 23(2pm). At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. A Singer Must Die: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen. Art of Time Ensemble with Steven Page, Tamara Lindeman, Tom Wilson, Sarah Slean, and Gregory Hoskins. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. www.harbourfrontcentre.com/tickets. -. Also Oct 14. ● 8:00: Massey Hall. The Sheepdogs. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . October 13 at 8 pm PACIFICA QUARTET music-toronto.com ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Pacifica String Quartet. American Folk Inspirations. Frederick Tillis: Spiritual Fantasy No.12 for String Quartet; Sean Shepherd: New Work; Dvořák: String Quartet No.14 in A-flat Op.105. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or www. music-toronto.com. & .50; (st); thewholenote.com September 20 - November 8, 2022 | 37

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