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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 ● 7:30: Opera Atelier. Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. Meghan Lindsay, soprano (Dido); Colin Ainsworth, tenor (Aeneas); Melody Louledjian, soprano (Belinda); Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, soprano (Sorceress); Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and others. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-703-3767 x700 or OperaAtelier.com. From . Also Oct 22, 23(2:30pm). ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Abbamania & Night Fever. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. www.flatomarkhamtheatre.ca or 905-305-7469 or boxoffice@markham.ca. -. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Yuja Wang + Gimeno Conducts Bruckner. Sit: Celebration Prelude (World Premiere/ TSO Commission); Lindberg: Piano Concerto No.3 (Canadian Premiere/TSO Co-commission); Bruckner: Symphony No.4 (“Romantic”) (1878/80 version). Yuja Wang, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 22. Friday October 21 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, and Alice Ho. Emily Chiang, 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: Duo Concertante. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/ events. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 3:00: North York Concert Orchestra. Mendelssohn Concerto. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto: Liszt: Les Préludes; Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs. Aaron Schwebel, violin; Rafael Luz, conductor. Pan Pacific Ballroom, 900 York Mills Rd., North York. www. eventcreate.com/e/nyco-2022-23-1. ; (sr); (under 30). ● 7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Across the Pond: The British Invasion. 440 Locust St., Burlington. bpacboxoffice@ burlington.ca. Also Oct 20, 22 & 23. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Flying Dutchman. See Oct 7. Also Oct 23(2pm). At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Parsons and Poole Concert. Louise Bessette, piano. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo. ca/events. /$20(adv); (/ at door). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suites Nos.1 & 2 (excerpts); R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite. Uri Meyer, conductor. MacMillan 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: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. A Diamond Jubilee. Brahms: Violin Concerto; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5 in D Op.107 “Reformation”. Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra; Jonathan Crow, violin; Matthew Jones, conductor. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. www. Eventbrite.com or www.EPOrchestra.ca. ; (sr); (st). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Global Music: Farruquito. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. From . ● 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Orpheus in the Underworld. Music by Jacques Offenbach. Vania Chan, soprano; Tonatiuh Abregio, tenor; Gregory Finney, baritone; Larry Beckwith, conductor; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723 or 1–800-708-6754 or www.tolive.com. -. Also Oct 22(8pm), 23(3pm). Saturday October 22 ● 10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. 1001 Nights. KWS Brass Quintet. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745- 4717. ; (child). Also Nov 5(Stork Family YMCA). ● 3:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band: Affirmation. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 4:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Walk and Touch Peace. Timothy Corlis: Om Saha Nāvavatu (may we all be protected and blessed); Hussein Janmohamed: Sun on Water; Myroslav Skoryk: Melodia; Eriks Ešenvald: Long Road. Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-217-0537 or info@elmeriselersingers.com. ● 4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Academy: Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. Free. ● 7:00: Soundstreams. Surface Tension. Donnacha Dennehy: Surface Tension. TorQ Percussion Quartet. Universal Music, 80 Atlantic Avenue. kirkt@soundstreams.ca or 416-504- 1282 or www.soundstreams.ca. $20-. Also 9:30pm. ● 7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Across the Pond: The British Invasion. 440 Locust St., Burlington. bpacboxoffice@ burlington.ca. Also Oct 20, 21 & 23. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. See Oct 14. Also Oct 26, 28, 30(2pm), Nov 4. At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Jacqueline Woodley, soprano; Allison McHardy, mezzo; Owen McCausland, tenor; James Westman, baritone; Kitchener- Waterloo Symphony; Grand Philharmonic Choir; Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519– 578–5660 x 5290 or info@grandphilchoir. com or www.grandphilchoir.com. -; (st/under-30); (child/high-school st). ● 7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Jeremy Dutcher & The HPO. Jeremy Dutcher, tenor; Lucas Waldin, guest conductor. Boris Brott Great Hall, FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905-526-7756. $20-. ● 7:30: London Symphonia. We Are All One. Glenn Buhr: Akasha (Sky); Kelly-Marie Murphy: En el Escuro, Todo Uno, concerto for harp and cello; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4, Op.90 “Italian”. Metropolitan United Church (London), 468 Wellington St., London. 226-270-0910. ; (sr); $20(st). 6:30: pre-concert talk. Behind the Music. ● 7:30: Opera Atelier. Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. See Oct 20. Also Oct 23(2:30pm). ● 7:30: Rose Theatre. The Rose Orchestra: A New Energy. David Rehner, violin. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. -. ● 8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Legacy: In Support of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. Tom Wilson, Susan Aglukark, The Poets, and others. 440 Locust St., Burlington. bpacboxoffice@burlington.ca. ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. The Forbidden Symphony. J. Strauss II: Overture to Die Fledermaus; Lalo: Cello Concerto; Grieg: Symphony in c. Rachel Mercer, cello; Kristian Alexander, conductor; Michael Berec, host. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-604-8339. $20-. ● 8:00: Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra. A Time to Remember. Benjamin Harry Sajo: Kommos (Lamentation) “When the World Moved On”; Andrew Lloyd Webber: Music of the Night; George Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow; John Williams: Schindler’s List. Robert Pilon, guest artist; Jessica V. Kun, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. www.rhpo.ca or 905-787-8811 or boxoffice@rhcentre.ca. -. 6:45: preconcert talk. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. String Concerts: Maxim Vengerov with Polina Osetinskaya. Bach: Sonata No.1 for Violin & Harpsichord; Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.9 in A Op.47 (“Kreutzer”); Shostakovich: Suite for Violin & Piano from Jewish Folk Poetry Op.79 (arr. Dreznin); Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d’un lieu cher, op.42, Valse-Scherzo in C Op.34 TH58. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -5. ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Dvořák & Doubles. Ho: Capriccio Ballo; Hatzis: Arabesque; Dvořák: Serenade. Christina Quilico, piano; OPENING SERIES CHORAL CONCERT Walk and Touch Peace a meditative sound journey Featuring the World Premiere by Timothy Corlis - Om Saha Nāvavatu (may we all be protected and blessed) Also in the programme Janmohamed - Sun on Water Skoryk - Melodia Ešenvalds - Long Road Elmer Iseler Singers Lydia Adams, Conductor and Artistic Director Sat. Oct. 22, 2022 4:00 p.m. Eglinton St. George’s United Church 35 Lytton Blvd, Toronto 416-217-0537 elmeriselersingers.com 40 | September 20 - November 8, 2022 thewholenote.com

Marc Djokic, violin; Nurhan Arman, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St. 416-499-0403 or info@sinfoniatoronto.com. TBA. ● 8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. Duo Concertante: Earthly Delights. Works by Schubert, Beethoven, Dallapiccola, and Ian Cusson. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905- 844-3972 or https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ duo-concertante-earthly-delights-tickets-389607946857?aff=ebdssbcategoryb rowse. ● 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Orpheus in the Underworld. See Oct 21. Also Oct 23(3pm). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Yuja Wang + Gimeno Conducts Bruckner. Sit: Celebration Prelude (World Premiere/ TSO Commission); Lindberg: Piano Concerto No.3 (Canadian Premiere/TSO Co-commission); Bruckner: Symphony No.4 (“Romantic”) (1878/80 version). Yuja Wang, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 20. ● 9:30: Soundstreams. Surface Tension. Donnacha Dennehy: Surface Tension. TorQ Percussion Quartet. Universal Music, 80 Atlantic Avenue. kirkt@soundstreams.ca or 416-504-1282 or www.soundstreams.ca. $20-. Also 7pm. ● 7:30: Opera Atelier. Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. See Oct 20. Sunday October 23 ● 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Flying Dutchman. See Oct 7. ● 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Symphony Pathétique. Elizabeth Raum: Mirror Image; Grieg: Piano Concerto in a; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in b “Pathétique”. Alexander Panizza, piano; Michael Newnham, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre, 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 2:15pm. ● 3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Orpheus in the Underworld. See Oct 21. ● 4:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Across the Pond: The British Invasion. 440 Locust St., Burlington. bpacboxoffice@ burlington.ca. Also Oct 20, 21 & 22. ● 8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. Identity: A Song Cycle. Music by Dinuk Wijeratne. Text by Shauntay Grant. A film presentation. Elliot Madore, baritone. www.bit.ly/IdentityWN. Available on YouTube. ONLINE Monday October 24 ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Side-By-Side Concert Series: Alikeness. Aiyun Huang, percussion. 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. Tuesday October 25 ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Organ Recital. Nicholas Wanstall, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. Retiring collection. Kindred Spirits Orchestra Kristian Alexander | Music Director THE FORBIDDEN SYMPHONY Concert season opening night ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Contemporary Music Ensemble. Alfred Schnittke: Four Aphorisms; Sampo Haapamaki: Signature; Mason Bates: Omnivorous Furniture; Magnus Lindberg: Arena II. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; $20(sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ● 8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Nova Rupta by Lorenzo Naccarato Trio. Benjamin Naud, drums; Lorenzo Naccarato, piano and composition; Adrien Rodriguez, double bass. Spadina Theatre, Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. www.alliancefrancaise.ca/en/art/2022-2023-season/concerts. . ● 8:00: Brampton Civic Centre. Jazz @ LBP: Music for Secret Agents - The Music of James Bond and More Spy Jazz! Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger, Theme from Our Man Flint and original songs such as X-Ray Spectacles” and Living in A Cage. Irene Torres, vocals; Queen Pepper, vocals; John Finley, vocals; Jaymz Bee, host. Lester B. Pearson Theatre, 150 Central Park Dr., Brampton. 905-874- 2800. . ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concert. 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: Music Toronto. Michelle Cann, Piano. Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A-flat Op.47; Price: Sonata in e; Brahms: Ballade in D Op.10 No.2; October 25 at 8 pm MICHELLE CANN music-toronto.com Brahms: Intermezzo in A Op.118 No.2; Price: Fantasie Nègre No.1 in e; Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or www.music-toronto.com. & .50; (st); Pay-Your-Age(18-35). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 100 Years of Epic Film Scores. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 26(2pm & 8 pm). Wednesday October 26 ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. See Oct 14. Also Oct 28, 30(2pm), Nov 4. At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Choral Concert: Les Choristes & St. Cecilia Singers. 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: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The Way We Feel: A Concert Celebration of the Songs of Gordon Lightfoot. Jory Nash, Lori Cullen, Oh Susanna, Matthew Barber & Kevin Fox. 440 Locust St., Burlington. bpacboxoffice@burlington.ca. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Power Corp. of Canada Vocal Concerts: Philippe Jaroussky with Ensemble Artaserse. Works by Vivaldi & Handel. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -0. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 100 Years of Epic Film Scores. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 25, 26(2pm). Thursday October 27 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Showcase Series: Cuban Rhythms. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. . Free. ● 7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Choral Concert: Chorale & Western University Singers. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/ events. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters: Kelemen Quartet. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. . ● 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Spira. Unsuk Chin: Spira, concerto for orchestra (Canadian premiere); Christopher Goddard: Les tringles des sistres tintaient for orchestra; Thomas Adès: Asyla for large orchestra. Alex thewholenote.com September 20 - November 8, 2022 | 41

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