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Volume 28 Issue 2 | November 1 - December 13, 2022

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Available now for your online "flip-through" reading pleasure, The WholeNote Volume 28 no.2. For Openers, my uncle had a barn; then: Trichy Sankaran at 80; the return of the professional chamber choir; what makes music theatre more than just theatre; how to fit three violin concerti into one concert; and more.

LIVE OR ONLINE | Nov 1

LIVE OR ONLINE | Nov 1 to Dec 13, 2022 ● 2:00: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Sorcerer. See Nov 4. ● 2:30: Kingston Choral Society/Orchestra Kingston. Concert for Peace. Mussorgsky: Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition; John Williams: Hymn from Saving Private Ryan; John Williams: Theme from Schindler’s List; Jake Runestad: Flower Into Kindness; Mark Sirett: Things That Never Die; and other works. John Palmer, conductor. The Spire/ Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham St., Kingston. www.orchestrakingston.ca or www.kingstonchoralsociety.ca. From . ● 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Oundjian Conducts Mozart’s Jupiter. Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra; Mendelssohn: Concert Piece No.2; Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in a; Mozart: Symphony No.41 K.551 (“Jupiter). Eric Ambramovitz, clarinet; Miles Jaques, basset horn; Peter Oundjian, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St. 416-366-7723. From . ● 3:00: Vesnivka Choir. Sacred and Folk Music Concert. Mykola Leontovych: Excerpts from Feast of the Water Nymphs; and other works. Vesnivka Choir and Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-763- 2197, 416-246-9880, nykola@vesnivka.com. ; Free(under 16 and Ukrainian refugees). ● 3:00: Weston Silver Band. Fascinating Rhythm. Guests: Heather Bambrick Quintet. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. www. eventbrite.ca/e/fascinating-rhythm-weston-silver-band-with-the-heather-bambrickquintet-tickets-450642823817?. -. ● 3:30: Toronto Chamber Choir. The Kappellmeister of Dresden. Concert held in collaboration with Schützfest350. Schütz: Singet dem Herrn SWV35; Vulnerasti cor meum SWV64; Nun lob mein Seel SWV201; Gedenke deinem Knechte SWV485. Peter Tiefenbach as Heinrich Schütz. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1695. www. schuetzfest350.ca. Masks required. Distanced audience limited to 50% capacity. ● 4:00: The Edison Singers. Fauré & Duruflé Requiems. Fauré: Requiem in d Op.48; Duruflé: Requiem Op.9. Michael Bloss, organ; Noel Edison, conductor. Knox Presbyterian Church (St. Catharines), 53 Church St., St. Catharines. 226-384-9300. ; (st 18 and under). ● 7:30: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Brahms Trio. Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Op.11, for clarinet, cello and piano; Rota: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano; Brahms: Trio in a Op.114, for clarinet, cello and piano; Rabih Abou-Khalil: Arabian Waltz (arr. Serouj Kradjian). Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; David Hetherington, cello; Serouj Kradjian, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. www.amiciensemble. com. ; (under 30); 0(donor/VIP). ● 7:30: Harbourfront Centre. Kaeja d’Dance: 31 (TouchX + I am the Child of). TouchX (choreographed by Karen Kaeja); I am the Child of (choreographed by Allen Kaeja). Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. www.harbourfrontcentre.com. Also Nov 11 & 12. ● 7:30: Orpheus Symphonietta. Remembrance Day Concert. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in f Op.36; Stuart Beaudoin: Elegy No.4. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 59 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. stuart.beaudoin@sympatico.ca. . Monday November 14 ● 12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Douglas Haas Legacy Concerts. Steele Strings Duo: Cynthia Steele, cello; Tom Steele, guitar. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-4430. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Tuesday November 15 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Instrumental Series: Will to Live. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.4 in c Op.29; Liszt: La vallée d’Obermann; and works by Chopin and Hamelin. Philippe Prud’homme, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. Free. ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Jordana Kleiner, flute. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark.com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Organ Recital. Joshua Ehlebracht, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. Retiring collection. ● 8:00: Canadian Stage. Choir Boy. See Nov 8. Also Nov 16, 17, 18 & 19. Start times vary. ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Chamber Music Concert. Mozart: String Quartet No.22 in B-flat K589; Abigail Richardson-Schulte: New Work; Borodin: String Quartet No.2 in D. Lafayette Quartet. First United Church, 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809 or www.ticketscene.ca/ kwcms. ; (st). Wednesday November 16 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: A Salute to Sondheim. Works by Stephen Sondheim. Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. Free. ● 12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Douglas Haas Legacy Concerts. Emma Allen, cello; Matthew Gartshore, piano. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-4430. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Sebastian Moreno, Organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering ( suggested). ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. John Paul Farahat, organ. 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark. com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 1:00: Canadian Stage. Choir Boy. See Nov 8. Also Nov 17, 18 & 19. Start times vary. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Jazz Jim Lewis 12tet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750 or www.music.utoronto.ca. Free. ● 8:00: Canadian Stage. Choir Boy. See Nov 8. Also Nov 17, 18 & 19. Start times vary. ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Christmastide: A Baroque Christmas. Schmelzer: Sonata Natalitia a 3 Chori; Telemann: Festive Suite in A; Corrette: Symphonie Noël No.4 in d, No.5 in a; Torelli: Concerto grosso in g (Christmas Concerto); and other works. Capella Intima, vocal quartet; Simon Rivard, conductor; Martha Kalyniak, curator. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. . Also Nov 18, 19. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Celebrate 100: A Gala Celebration with Yo-Yo Ma. Morawetz: Carnival Overture; Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Dvořák: Cello Concerto; George Paul/Jeremy Dutcher: Honour Song. Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Special appearance by Jeremy Dutcher; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From 0. SOLD OUT. Thursday November 17 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Instrumental Series: Under a Veil of Stars. Haydn: Piano Trio No.38 in D; Kevin Lau: Under a Veil of Stars (Toronto premiere). St. John-Mercer-Park Trio: Scott St. John, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. Free. ● 12:00 noon: Music at Met. Thursday Noon at Met Concert. Works by Mendelssohn, Distler, Reger, and Pepping. Cari Astleford, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. www.metunited.ca. Free. LIVE & STREAMED. WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO NOVEMBER 17 | 1.30 PM QUATUOR DESPAX with Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt & Brian Manker 416-923-7052 | wmct.on.ca ● 1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Quatuor Despax with Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, Viola, and Brian Manker, Cello. Haydn: String Quartet in G Op.76 No.1; Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 in c Op.110; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht. Quatuor Despax (Cendrine Despax, violin; Jean Despax, violin; Maxime Despax, viola; Valérie Despax, cello); Milena Pajarovan de Stadt, viola; Brian Manker, cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052 X1. ; free(st with ID). ● 5:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Music Education Colloquium Series: Professor Amy Lewis. Edward Johnson Building, Room 225, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750 or www.music.utoronto.ca. Free. ● 8:00: Canadian Stage. Choir Boy. See Nov 8. Also Nov 18 & 19. Start times vary. November 17 at 8 pm LAFAYETTE QUARTET music-toronto.com ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Lafayette Quartet. Mozart: Quartet in B-flat K589; Abigail Richardson Schulte: “All for One” (Toronto premiere); Borodin: Quartet No.2. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. .50 or ; (st). ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. This Is Brampton: Bluebird Brampton. Johnny Rivex, curator. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. . ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. The Robert Cray Band. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. -. Friday November 18 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Schubert: Impromptus in A-flat and B-flat; Liszt: Sonata in b. Rudin Lengo, piano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 X231. Free. Donations welcome. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis I: Another Night at the Opera. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750 or www.music.utoronto.ca. Free. ● 7:30: West End Micro Music Festival. Part I: Interruption. Nico Muhly: Long Drones from Four Studies; Brahms: Quintet Op.115 for clarinet and string quartet; Gyorgy Kurtag: 32 | November 1 - December 13, 2022 thewholenote.com

Selected Miniatures; Nahre Sol: New Work for clarinet and strings. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1691 Bloor St. W. www.westendmusic.ca. ● 8:00: Canadian Stage. Choir Boy. See Nov 8. Also Nov 19. Start times vary. ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Christmastide: A Baroque Christmas. Schmelzer: Sonata Natalitia a 3 Chori; Telemann: Festive Suite in A; Corrette: Symphonie Noël No.4 in d, No.5 in a; Torelli: Concerto grosso in g (Christmas Concerto); and other works. Capella Intima, vocal quartet; Simon Rivard, conductor; Martha Kalyniak, curator. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. . Also Nov 16, 19. ● 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Engelbert Humperdinck. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. From . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Rossina Grieco: Live in Concert. Bach: Piano Partita No.2 in c BWV826; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 in c-sharp Op.27 No.2 “Moonlight”; Chopin: Four Scherzi; Chopin: 24 Preludes Op.28. Rossina Grieco, piano. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/eventcalendar/rossina-grieco. From . Saturday November 19 ● 2:00: Canadian Stage. Choir Boy. See Nov 8. Also at 8pm. ● 2:30: Maria Soulis. Hel’s Belles. Works by Taivi Alexander, Jana Skarecky, Kye Marshall, Dorothy de Val, Maria Soulis and Erika Yost. The Heliconian Belles. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. ● 3:30: Canadian Staff Band. Fall Festival. Salvation Army Meadowlands Community Church, 187 Stone Church Rd. W., Ancaster. www.facebook.com/CSB1969. Free. Paid concert at 7:30pm. ● 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: Canadian Staff Band. Fall Festival. Salvation Army Meadowlands Community Church, 187 Stone Church Rd. W., Ancaster. www.facebook.com/CSB1969. . Free concert at 3:30pm. Sat. Nov 19, 7:30pm CANADIAN SINFONIETTA RACHEL MERCER, cello ● 7:30: Canadian Sinfonietta. Chamber Music Recital. Works by Haydn and Jocelyn Morlock. Rachel Mercer, cello. Agricola Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. www.canadiansinfonietta.com. ; (st/ Early Bird). ● 7:30: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. Bakithi Kumalo’s Graceland Experience. Works by Paul Simon. Ridley College, 2 Ridley Rd., St. Catharines. 289-868-9177. -. Student pricing available. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UTSO Graduate Conductors Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750 or www.music.utoronto.ca. Free. ● 8:00: Acoustic Harvest. John Prince & A Piece of the Rock. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. www.acousticharvest.ca or 416-729- 7564. (adv) or cash at door. ● 8:00: Canadian Stage. Choir Boy. See Nov 8. ● 8:00: Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan. A Spinning & Winding Shaft: Music for Evergreen Club Gamelan X Spindle Ensemble. Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan will play on its bespoke gamelan degung of bronze, wood and bamboo instruments. The Spindle Ensemble is a quartet playing violin, cello, piano and marimba. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. www.918bathurst.com. ; (sr/st). ● 8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Magnificat & Messiah. Baroque performance led from the harpsichord. Bach: Magnificat BWV243, Handel: Messiah HWV56. Baroque Chamber Orchestra & Chamber Choir. Holy Cross Parish, 14400 Argyll Rd., Georgetown. www.georgetownbachchorale.com or 905- 873-9909. ; (st). ● 8:00: Hugh’s Room Live. Jacob Moon. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. www.hughsroomlive.com/tickets. . ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Christmastide: A Baroque Christmas. Schmelzer: Sonata Natalitia a 3 Chori; Telemann: Festive Suite in A; Corrette: Symphonie Noël No.4 in d, No.5 in a; Torelli: Concerto grosso in g (Christmas Concerto); and other works. Capella Intima, vocal quartet; Simon Rivard, conductor; Martha Kalyniak, curator. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. . Also Nov 16, 18. ● 8:00: Massey Hall. Pavlo: In Concert. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Global Music: Tigran Hamasyan Trio and Majd Sekkar Quartet. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. From . ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Hadelich Plays Sibelius. Thorvaldsdottir: Aeriality; Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier; Ravel: La valse. Augustin Hadelich, violin; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Nov 20(3pm). Sunday November 20 ● 2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Lucio Silla. Music by W. A. Mozart. Owen McCausland, tenor (Lucio Silla); Vania Chan, soprano; Amy Moodie, soprano; and Holly Chaplin, soprano; Voicebox: Opera in Concert Chorus; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Suzy Smith, music director and pianist. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. www.operainconcert.com or 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. -. ● 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Hadelich Plays Sibelius. Thorvaldsdottir: Aeriality; Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier; Ravel: La valse. Augustin Hadelich, violin; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Nov 19(8pm). Toronto — Nov. 20 LUCIO SILLA by W.A. Mozart NOV.20.2022 FEATURING Vania Chan Owen McCausland Amy Moodie Holly Chaplin MUSIC DIRECTOR Suzy Smith Robert Cooper and the OIC Chorus ● 4:00: The Edison Singers. Fauré & Duruflé Requiems. Fauré: Requiem in d Op.48; Duruflé: Requiem Op.9. Michael Bloss, organ; Noel Edison, conductor. St. Barnabas Anglican Church (East Latvian Lutheran Community Church), 361 Danforth Ave. 226-384-9300. ; (st 18 and under). ● 7:00: New Music Concerts. Standing Wave: Ex Machina. 7pm: Doors, 7:15pm: Discussion with Guests, 7:45pm: Introduction and Young Artist Overture, 8pm: Main Show, 9:30pm: Reception. Pierre Boulez: Derives TICKETS ON SALE NOW! www.stlc.com 416-366-7723 1-800-708-6754 St Lawrence Centre for the Arts | 27 Front St E, Toronto TICKETS / LUCIO SILLA thewholenote.com November 1 - December 13, 2022 | 33

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