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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.

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LIVE OR ONLINE | Nov 1 to Dec 13, 2022 (“Pathétique”). Sergei Babayan, piano; Dalia Stasevska, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Nov 23, 24, 25(7:30pm). ● 8:00: York Symphony Orchestra. Romantic Masters. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Op.35; Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D Op.73. Nicholas Alexander Vasilakopoulos- Kostopoulos, violin. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. www.yorksymphony.ca/concert-schedule-2022-2023. Tickets available at the door. Also Nov 27 at 3pm (Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts). Sunday November 27 ● 2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Scheherazade. Price: Andante moderato from String Quartet in G; Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Rimsky- Korsakov: Scheherazade. Joseph Moog, piano; Emilia Hoving, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Nov 26(8pm). ● 2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Brahms’ Second. Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz; Miller: Shattered Night; Brahms: Symphony No.2. Sara Davis Buechner, piano; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 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). ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera presents A Comedic Trilogy: Hin und zurück (Hindemith), Monsieur Choufleuri (Offenbach), Gallantry (Moore). MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. Also on Nov 24, 25, 26(all at 7:30pm). ● 3:00: Masterworks of Oakville Chorus & Orchestra. The Seasons by Joseph Haydn. Ariel Harwood-Jones, soprano; Chris Fischer, tenor; Kevin McMillan, baritone; Masterworks of Oakville Chorus & Orchestra. St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville. 905-399-9732. ; (sr); Free(30 and under). Also Nov 26(8pm). ● 3:00: York Symphony Orchestra. Romantic Masters. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Op.35; Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D Op.73. Nicholas Alexander Vasilakopoulos-Kostopoulos, violin. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. www.yorksymphony.ca/concert-schedule-2022-2023. Tickets available at the door. Also Nov 26 at 8pm (Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora). ● 3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Vivaldi Rare Works. Ensemble Caprice. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 X103 or 647-988- 2102 (eve & weekends) or www. mooredaleconcerts.com. ; (sr); (under 30). ● 3:30: Front Porch Music. A Parade of Light. Monique de Margerie, piano; Fraser Jackson, bassoon; Domenic Desautels, clarinet; Julie Ranti, flute; Alex Leidtke, oboe; Christopher Gongos, horn. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. www.eventbrite. ca/e/a-parade-of-light-new-music-for-woodwinds-and-piano-tickets-441574389887. -. ● 4:00: Guelph Chamber Choir. A Christmas Story. Guelph Guild of Storytellers; Guelph Chamber Choir; Charlene Pauls, conductor. Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph. 519-993-6414. ; (Early Bird); (sr); (ages 16-30); (under 15). (Livestream). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. SUN 27 NOV AT 4 Choral Evensong followed at 4.45 by CHRISTMAS LIGHTS with light music and light entertainment ● 4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for Advent Sunday. Works by Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi, Benedetto and Tartini. Hanné Becker, organ; Paulina Derbez, violin. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. . Followed directly by Christmas Lights at 4:45pm. Live at the church or watch live at www.You- Tube.com/StOlavesAnglicanChurch. ● 4:30: Cantorei sine Nomine. A Little Advent Music. Music of Renaissance master Mouton, English carols and songs for audience. St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Uxbridge), 59 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. . Free. Free will offering appreciated. ● 4:45: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Christmas Lights. Stories, poems and music. Works by Amy Beach, Ernest Chausson, Roger Quilter, and Harry Somers. St. Olave’s Arts Guild. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769- 5686. . Preceded by Choral Evensong at 4pm. Live at the church or watch live at www.You- Tube.com/StOlavesAnglicanChurch. Sun Nov 27 VIOLINISSIMO José Evangelista Andrew Staniland John Rea Alexina Louie Astounding! espritorchestra.com ● 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Violinissimo. José Evangelista: Violinissimo, concerto for violin and orchestra; Andrew Staniland: Six Enigmas, concerto for violin and orchestra (world premiere); John Rea: Figures hâtives, concerto for violin and orchestra; Alexina Louie: Triple Concerto for three violins and orchestra. Aaron Schwebel, Marie Bérard, Stephen Sitarski, violins; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.espritorchestra.com or info@espritorchestra.com. - . 7:15pm: pre-concert chat with Alexina Louie. ● 8:00: Hugh’s Room. Quartette. Paradise Theatre, 1006 Bloor St. W. www.hughsroomlive.com. Monday November 28 ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Japanese Taiko Drumming Ensemble Lobby Concert. Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, Main Lobby, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750 or www.music.utoronto. ca. Free. Tuesday November 29 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Instrumental Series: Golden Violin Award. Works by Schubert, Kapustin, and Elizabeth Raum. Julia Mirzoev, violin; Meagan Milatz, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. . Free. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Organ Recital. Michael Capon, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. Retiring collection. Wednesday November 30 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Wirth Vocal Prize. Works by Berlioz, Duparc, Dvořák, Strauss, and Barbara Assiginaak. Elisabeth Saint-Gelai, soprano; Louise Pelletier, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. Free. ● 12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark.com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Douglas Haas Legacy Concerts. KatrinaLisa Keeler, oboe; Tina Giannopoulos, violin. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578- 4430. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Cadence Brassard, Organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering ( suggested). ● 2:30: Kingston Symphony Orchestra. Family Concerts: Harmon Live! Justin T. Lee & Lindsay Lee, Gazelle Automations; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Grand Theatre (Kingston), 218 Princess St., Kingston. 613-530-2050 or www.kingstongrand.ca/events/harmonlive-family-1. (adults/sr); (st); (12 and under). ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. Free. Thursday December 1 ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: Joaquin Valdepeñas Conducts. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www. rcmusic.com/performance. . ● 7:30: TO Live/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two. Alexandre Desplat: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two (Film with Live Orchestra). Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. www.tolive.com. -. Also Dec 2 & 3. ● 8:00: Hugh’s Room. Black Umfolosi. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. www.hughsroomlive.com. ● 8:00: Music Toronto. St. Lawrence String Quartet with Odin Quartet. Mozart: Quartet in E-flat K428; Haydn: Quartet in G Op.76 No.2 “Die Quinten”; Golijov: “Ever Yours,” octet December 1 at 8 pm ODIN QUARTET music-toronto.com 36 | November 1 - December 13, 2022 thewholenote.com

(Canadian premiere). St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50 or ; (st). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage: Lisa Fischer with Ranky Tanky. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www. rcmusic.com/performance. From . Friday December 2 ● 7:30: Canadian Sinfonietta. Chamber Music Recital. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet. Canadian Sinfonietta String Quartet; Kaye Royer, clarinet. Agricola Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. www.canadiansinfonietta.com. ; (st/Early Bird). ● 7:30: TO Live/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two. Alexandre Desplat: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two (Film with Live Orchestra). Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. www.tolive.com. -. Also Dec 1 & 3. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Wind Ensemble. Dana Wilson: Sang; Lars Erik Larsson: Concerto for Saxophone; Maria Eduarda Mendes: Dark Light; Stravinsky: Octet for Winds; Bernstein (arr. Lavender): Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ● 7:30: Upper Canada Choristers. What Sweeter Music: A Christmas Concert. Nancy Telfer: Christmas Fanfare; Richard Terry: Myn Lyking; John Rutter: What Sweeter Music; Philip Stopford: Coventry Carol; Noel Goemanne: Sing We Noel; and other works. Upper Canada Choristers; Cantemos; Hye Won (Cecilia) Lee, piano; Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. www.uppercanadachoristers.org or info@uppercanadachoristers. org or 416-256-0510. via Eventbrite. Livestreamed free. LIVE & STREAMED. ● 7:30: West End Micro Music Festival. Part IV: Quartet Plus Paper V2. Nahre Sol/Brad Cherwin: Paper V2; Philip Glass: Finale from String Quartet No.3 “Mishima”; Caroline Shaw: Entr’Acte; Eleanor Alberga: Quartet No.2. Nahre Sol and Brad Cherwin. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1691 Bloor St. W. www. westendmusic.ca. ● 8:00: Hugh’s Room. Carlos del Junco. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. www. hughsroomlive.com. ; (livestream). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Piano Recitals: Daniil Trifonov. Tchaikovsky: Children’s Album Op.39; Schumann: Fantasie in C Op.17; Mozart: Fantasia in c K475; Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit M55; Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.5 Op.53. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. -0. Saturday December 3 ● 2:00: Barrie Concert Band. Home for the Holidays. Home for the Holidays theme and Christmas Carol singing. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-735-0720 or www.barrieconcertband.org/product-category/tickets. ; (st). ● 2:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Sing Loo! Venue TBA. 416-932-8666 or www. Sing Loo! December 3rd | 2:00pm Celebrate 45 years of the TCC! torontochildrenschorus.com torontochildrenschorus.com/performances. Free. ● 2:30: Bel Canto Singers. A Choral Nativity. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. www.belcantosingers.ca. ; (child). Also at 7:30pm. ● 3:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. City Carol Sing. Loreena McKennitt, harp; Toronto Mass Choir; Hogtown Brass; Bach Children’s Chorus; Hedgerow Singers; Dina Pugliese, host. 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark.com or 9sparrowsarts.org. Free. A collection will be taken for the Churches-onthe-Hill Food Bank. ● 4:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Children’s Messiah. A 60-minute, family-friendly, casual concert. Handel: Messiah. Soloists from Pax Christi Chorale; Elaine Choi, conductor. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-366-7723 or www.paxchristichorale.org. PWYC. Proceeds will be donated to Church of the Redeemer’s The Common Table dropin program. ● 6:30: VIVA Singers Toronto. A Celtic Christmas. All seven choirs of VIVA Singers Toronto, Carol Woodward Ratzlaff, artistic director & founder. Guest artists: North Atlantic Drift. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. www.vivayouthsingers.com or www.Eventbrite.com. From . ● 7:00: Milton Choristers. Vivaldi’s Gloria and Rutter’s Magnificat. Concert includes favourite Christmas carols. FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. www. miltonchoristers.com. ; (sr & child). ● 7:00: Music at St. Andrew’s. Singing the Season. Sing-a-long to swing, pop, jazz and steel pan music. Jordan Klapman Sextet; Panmasters Steel Orchestra; and special guests. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 X231. PWYC. ● 7:30: Bel Canto Singers. A Choral Nativity. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. www.belcantosingers.ca. ; (child). Also at 2:30pm. ● 7:30: Mississauga Festival Choir. Holiday Stories. John Rutter: Brother Heinrich’s Christmas. Also Hanukkah music and classic holiday music from Polar Express and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Mississauga Festival Choir; Mississauga Symphony; Lisa Horner, performer/narrator. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. www. mfchoir.com. . ● 7:30: Rose Theatre. The Rose Orchestra: Celebrate Light. Diwali, Hannukah, Kwanza, Christmas, this truly is a season of light for everyone! Celebrate with the Rose Orchestra and choral guests as they share the glory of the holiday season with you, their extended family, and friends. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre. ca. -. ● 7:30: Roy Thomson Hall. Christmas With the Salvation Army. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. From . ● 7:30: St. Michael’s Choir School. Sing Noel at Massey Hall. True North Brass; Maria Conkey, Teri Dunn, S. Bryan Priddy, conductors; Philip Fillion, accompanist. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. www.masseyhall.mhrth.com. -5. ● 7:30: The Annex Singers. The Winter Garden. Reimagining the season from the viewpoint of nature. Works by Palestrina, Poulenc, Whitacre, Ešenvalds, and Case. Melanie Conly, soprano; Joshua Clemenger, tenor; Sophie Lanthier, flute; Maria Case, artistic director. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. www.annexsingers.com. -. LIVE & STREAMED. ● 7:30: TO Live/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two. Alexandre Desplat: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two (Film with Live Orchestra). Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. www.tolive.com. -. Also Dec 1 & 2. ● 7:30: Toronto Concert Choir (formerly Oakham House Choir). Sing Softly. Joyful and uplifting choral and solo works, both secular and sacred, from four centuries and ranging from Mozart to Broadway favourites. Christmas carol sing-along. Toronto Concert Choir; TBA, soprano soloist; Toronto Sinfonietta; Matthew Jaskiewicz, music director. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-858-8970. ; (adv); (st); Free(12 & under/TMU st). ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Wind Symphony: Suites and Treats. James Barnes: Symphonic Overture; Frank Ticheli: Sanctuary; William Bolcom: Concert Suite for Alto Sax and Band; Steven Bryant: Ecstatic Fanfare; Gordon Jacob: An Original Suite; Kenneth Hesketh: Danceries. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ● 8:00: Greenbank Folk Music Society. David Francey, with Quote the Raven opening (Duo). Greenbank Hall, 19965 Highway #12, Greenbank. 905-985-8351 or www.greenbankfolkmusic.ca. . ● 8:00: Nagata Shachu. 25th Anniversary Concert. Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. www.NagataShachu25. eventbrite.ca. -(adults); -(sr/ st) -(at the door). ● 8:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. An Indigo Christmas: The Brown King. Margaret Bonds: The Ballad of the Brown King; and other works. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St. www.nathanieldettchorale.org. ; (sr); (ages 5-12). ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. This Is Brampton: Rising Vibes. TC Spades. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre. ca. . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage: Laila Biali and Friends. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www. rcmusic.com/performance. From . Sunday December 4 ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. All Choirs: Soprano-Alto Chorus, Tenor-Bass Choir, Chamber Choir, and Mac- Millan Singers. Adolphus Hailstork: Ye Shall Have a Song; Laura Hawley: In dulci jubilo; Matthew Larkin: Adam lay ybounden; Elizabeth Maconchy: There Is No Rose; Sarah Quartel: Winter Solstice; R. Murray Schafer: Gamelan; Schumann: Der Nussbaum. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 276 Gladstone Ave. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ● 3:00: North York Concert Orchestra. Winners of NYCO Concerto Competition. Program TBD. Rafael Luz, conductor. Pan Pacific Ballroom, 900 York Mills Rd., North York. www.nyco.ca. ; (sr); (under 30). ● 3:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra. Concert 1. Featuring Preludium Strings, Youth Strings and Youth Sinfonia. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. $13; (child). ● 3:30: The Edison Singers. Handel’s Messiah. Fauré: Requiem in d Op.48; Duruflé: Requiem Op.9. The Edison Singers; Chamber Orchestra; Noel Edison, conductor. Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, 28 Norfolk St., Guelph. 226-384-9300. ; (st 18 and under). ● 7:00: Barrie Concert Band. Christmas at the Beach. Christmas-themed music & carol singing. Wasaga Beach United Church, 380 Zoo Park Rd., Wasaga Beach. 705- 735-0720 or www.barrieconcertband.org/ view-event/christmas-at-the-beach-3. Free. Donations to the local foodbank gratefully accepted. thewholenote.com November 1 - December 13, 2022 | 37

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