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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.


LIVE OR ONLINE | Sep 20 to Nov 8, 2022 Guelph Chamber Choir; Guelph Youth Singers; Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo-Wellington; University of Guelph Symphonic Choir; Gryphon Singers Charlene Pauls, conductor. Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph. events/side-by-side. ; (sr); (ages 16-30); (ages under 15); $20(livestream). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 7:30: INNERchamber Inc. Ballycroy. Marek Norman’s tragic tale of the death of three Irish milliners is inspired by a true story from Ballycroy, Ontario at the end of the 19th century. INNERchamber Ensemble; Barbara Barsky (Mary Fanning); Laura Condlln (Bridget Burke); Regan Thiel (Margaret Daley); Marti Maraden, stage director, Krista Leis, choreographer. Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. ; (arts workers/st). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Pre-show 7pm. No meal available. ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Glenn Gould School Fall Opera: John Blow’s Venus and Adonis. See Nov 4. ● 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven & Enigma. Larysa Kuzmenko: Fantasy on a Theme of Beethoven; Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Op.61; Elgar: Enigma Variations Op.36. Aaron Schwebel, violin. 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: Massey Hall. Naseer Shamma and Anwar Abudragh. 178 Victoria St. 416-872- 4255. From . ● 8:00: North York Concert Orchestra. An Alpine Adventure. R. Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony). Rafael Luz, conductor. Pan Pacific Ballroom, 900 York Mills Rd., North York. nyco-2022-23-2. ; (sr); (under 30). ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. This Is Brampton: Drivewire. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage: Jazzmela Horn. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or From . Sunday November 6 ● 1:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Platypus Theatre’s How the Gimquat Found Her Song. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. From . Also 4pm. ● 2:00: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Sorcerer. See Nov 4. Also Nov 10(7:30pm); 11(7:30pm); 12(2pm); 13(2pm). ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Piano Recitals: Fazil Say. Couperin: 21st Order in e from Fourth Book of Harpsichord Pieces; Debussy: Suite bergamasque L.75; Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A K.331; Say: New Work. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or -0. ● 3:30: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Vivaldi: But Not “The Seasons”. Works by Vivaldi. Vania Chan, sopran. St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. ; $20(sr/st). ● 4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Platypus Theatre’s How the Gimquat Found Her Song. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. From . Also 1:30pm. MAINLY CLUBS ● 4:00: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Harvest Song. Clarinet Polka (arr. Matt Johnston); Grainger: Children’s March; Cable: Point Pelee; Holst: Second Suite in F; Alan Silvestri: Theme from Forrest Gump. Wychwood Clarinet Choir; Michele Jacot, conductor and alto sax; Roy Greaves, conductor. St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 647-292-4204 or ; (sr/st). Tuesday November 8 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Qiyue He, violin. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. . Free. Donations welcome. ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Ian Grundy, Organ. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or Freewill offering ($20 suggested). ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Organ Recital. Peter Bayer, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. Retiring collection. ● 8:00: Musical Stage Company. UnCovered: The Music of ABBA. Musical Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations by Reza Jacobs. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. www.musicalstagecompany. com or 416-408-0208. TBA. Also Nov 9 & 10. Nov. 6 - Vivaldi: But Not "The Seasons" Mar. 26 - Crossing Borders May 7 - Airs for the Seasons: CD release! Live music is back! As venues begin to reopen, please consult their websites and social media directly to confirm their reopening plans, COVID-19 policies, and any other pertinent information to make your visit fun, safe, and enjoyable. Enjoy! 3030 Dundas West 3030 Dundas St. W. 416-769-5736 A large, airy space that plays hosts to concerts, events, and more, 3030 Dundas is home to a wide variety of music and a topnotch Trinidadian-Canadian food menu. Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 A sleek music hall with exceptional sound and ambience, featuring a draft list of housemade brews. NEW DATE 2022/2023 Season Preview Nov 6, 2022 - Laughing Musically Jan 15, 2023 - Chamber Music Opulence May 7, 2023 - Flying First Class - NYC to Vienna A new film too! 44 | September 20 - November 8, 2022

Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 An intimate, bohemian bar with ceiling murals & nightly performances from local roots acts on 2 stages. Capone’s Cocktail Lounge 1573 Bloor St. W. 416-534-7911 A self-described perfect marriage of an intimate cocktail den and comfortable neighbourhood bar, with live music Wednesday through Sunday. Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 Featuring an ever-changing selection of specialty beers, Castro’s hosts a variety of local live music acts, including bluegrass, jazz, rockabilly, and alt-country. C’est What 67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499 A haven for those who appreciate real cask ale, draught beer from local Ontario breweries, and live music. Drom Taberna 458 Queen St. W. 647-748-2099 A heartfelt homage to the lands that stretch from the Baltic to the Balkans to the Black Sea, with a wide variety of music. Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 A whisky bar with a great food menu, an everchanging draft list, and live jazz, funk, folk and more in the back room. Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 One of the city’s longest-running live music venues, and Toronto’s self-described “Home of the Blues.” MAINLY CLUBS Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 A major destination for delicious and nutritious Ethiopian cuisine, with monthly jazz residencies and jam sessions. Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 296 Broadview Ave. 416-533-5483 A dedicated listening room with an intimate performing space, great acoustics, and an attentive audience. Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 In an historic location, Jazz Bistro features great food, a stellar wine list, and world-class jazz musicians in airy club environs. Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 A welcoming music venue dedicated to the best in jazz music presentations, and home to the Grand River Jazz Society, which presents regular series throughout the year. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 Toronto’s mecca for salsa, jazz, afro-Cuban, and world music, with Latin dance classes and excellent food and drinks. Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 An independently owned neighbourhood restaurant boasting a unique dining experience that features live music almost every night of the week. Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 With a cozy atmosphere and a menu of Middle-Eastern cuisine, Mezzetta hosts music on Wednesday evenings. Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 With a café/cocktail bar on the main floor and a pub with microbrews upstairs, Monarch Tavern regularly hosts indie, rock, and other musical genres on its stage. Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 A French restaurant with Mediterranean flair, Nice Bistro hosts ticketed live music events once every month or so. Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: With a stone-lined room and deep, plus seating, the Home Smith Bar provides elevated pub food and cocktails along with straightahead live jazz. Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 With over 75 years around Yonge and Bloor, the Pilot is a multi-level bar that hosts live jazz on Saturday afternoons. Poetry Jazz Café 1078 Queen St West. A sexy, clubby space, Poetry hosts live jazz, hip-hop, and DJs nightly in its new home on Queen Street West. Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 A chic, low-light bar with top-shelf tequila, Mexican tapas, and live music. Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 Toronto’s self-professed original swingjazz bar and restaurant, located in a historic speakeasy near St. Lawrence Market, with live music four nights a week. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 With over 60 shows per month of Canadian and international groups, The Rex is Toronto’s longest-running jazz club, with full bar and kitchen menu. Sauce on Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 With Victorian lighting, cocktails, and an extensive tap and bottle list, Sauce on Danforth has live music Tuesday through Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The Senator Winebar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 An intimate, upscale French-inspired bistro with live music serving hearty, delicious comfort food alongside a curated selection of wine and cocktails. Smokeshow BBQ and Brew 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd 416-901-7469 A laid-back venue with an emphasis on barbecue and beer, Smokeshow hosts cover artists and original music Thursday through Sunday, with Bachata lessons on Tuesdays and Karaoke on Wednesdays. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 A community arts venue dedicated to supporting, presenting, and promoting creative and cultural activity in Toronto, with live shows in multiple rooms every day of the week. CLASSES, LECTURES & WORKSHOPS ● Oct 01 1:30: Lois Macaulay. Eurythmy Class. Kim Kendrick, voice & piano; Lois Macaulay, eurythmist. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-921-1043 or lois@bellnet. ca. . Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5 at 1:30pm. NOTE: Oct 15 class at Two St. Thomas, 2 St. Thomas St. ● Oct 02 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization (TEMPO). “And Now, Back to Live Action”. Renaissance, Baroque and other familiar repertoire to remind us of the joys of making music together. Colin Savage, leader. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. or PWYC. Suggested donation . ● Oct 13 3:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Kenneth H. Peacock Lecturer: Professor Annegret Fauser. Room 130, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750 or Free. ● Oct 16 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Music for Royal Occasions. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of a selection of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, C. H. H. Parry and Sir Ernest MacMillan. David Weaver, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 647-458-0213 or www. ; (members). CLUBS ● Sep 22 8:00: Hugh’s Room. Lonesome Ave Stringband. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. . . ● Sep 22 8:00: Reid’s Distillery. Gin & Jazz @ Reid’s Distillery: Sheila Shores. Sheila Soares releases Journey to the Present September 2022. 32 Logan Ave. www.reidsdistillery. com/collections/gin-jazz-tickets/products/ copy-of-april-20th-nick-pick-and-the-picnicsreids-distillery-gin-jazz. ● Sep 30 8:00: Hugh’s Room. Jadea Kelly With Ryan O’Reilly. Revival Bar, 783 College St. (live); (livestream). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● Oct 02 8:00: The Emmet Ray. E3 by Alex Lakusta Live at The Emmet Ray. Alex Lakusta, bass; Josh Smiley, keyboards/synthesizers; Keagan Eskritt, drums/cymbals. 924 College St. Contact to reserve. (with reservation); (walk in). ● Oct 06 7:00: Revival Bar. Paolo Angeli, Guitar. 783 College St. Suggested donation: . ● Oct 06 8:00: Hugh’s Room. Lily Frost. Paradise Theatre, 1006 Bloor St. W. ● Oct 20 8:00: Hugh’s Room Live. Sammy Jackson. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. ● Oct 27 8:00: Hugh’s Room. Jack de Keyzer. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. ● Nov 03 8:00: Hugh’s Room. Alfie Zappacosta. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. . . FESTIVALS ● Sep 24. Glenn Gould Foundation. GlennGould@90: Day of Gould Celebrations. All events at Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. Free. - 11:00am: Screening of Glenn Gould: The Russian Journey by Yosif Feyginberg. Following the film, a panel discussion on the geopolitical importance of cultural diplomacy and soft power during times of global conflict like these. Panelists: Janice Stein, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and architect Jack Diamond. - 1:30pm: Concert. Daniel Hass, cello; Kevinn Ahfat, piano. - 2:45pm: Artificial Intelligence Demonstration and Canadian Premiere of Dear Glenn. - 3:15pm: Panel Discussion on the Implications of Artificial Intelligence for the Future of Music and Human Creativity. - 3:45pm: Presentation: Glenn Gould’s September 20 - November 8, 2022 | 45

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