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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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dow LIVE OR ONLINE | Nov 1 to Dec 13, 2022 Monday December 5 ● 7:30: Confluence Concerts. The Walter Unger Salon: A Confluence Christmas. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. info@confluenceconcerts.ca. Tuesday December 6 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Satchi Kanashiro, violin. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark.com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Organ Recital. Jennifer Goodine, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. Retiring collection. ● 7:30: Hannaford Street Silver Band. A Harmonious Holiday. Jens Lindemann, trumpet. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. www.hssb.ca/events/a-harmonius-holiday/. . ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festival of Carols. Shireen Abu-Khader: Carol of Toronto (TMC commission); and Traditional Christmas Carols and works by Felix Mendelssohn, Jonathan Dove, Morten Lauridsen and others. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Toronto Mendelssohn Singers; Isabelle Demers, organist; Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. www.tmchoir.org/event/festival-of-carols-2022 or 416-408-0208. .95- ; .95-.50(sr); .95(VOXTix). Also Dec 7. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Contemporary Music Ensemble: Re:SPECT(ral) Re:DUX. Giacinto Scelsi: Anahit - A Lyric Poem dedicated to Venus; Georg Friedrich Haas: Introduktion und Transsonation; Kaija Saariaho: Notes on Light. 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: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival & Music on Film Series: Kronos Quartet on Film: A Thousand Thoughts. A live documentary with the Kronos Quartet; written and directed by Sam Green and Joe Bini. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. Caissie Levy, Paul Alexander Nolan, vocalists; Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus, Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Dec 7(2 & 8pm), 8. Wednesday December 7 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Peter Bayer, Organ. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering ( suggested). ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. Caissie Levy, Paul Alexander Nolan, vocalists; Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus, Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Dec 6(8pm), 7(8pm), 8(8pm). ● 7:30: Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO). Home for the Holidays. Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, soprano; Southern Ontario Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra; Sabatino Vacca, conductor. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. www.burlingtonpac.ca or 905- 681-6000. ; (youth 13-18); (child 12 & under); (sr 65+). ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festival of Carols. Shireen Abu-Khader: Carol of Toronto (TMC commission); and Traditional Christmas Carols and works by Felix Mendelssohn, Jonathan Dove, Morten Lauridsen and others. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Toronto Mendelssohn Singers; Isabelle Demers, organist; Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. www.tmchoir.org/event/festival-of-carols-2022 or 416-408-0208. .95- ; .95-.50(sr); .95(VOXTix). Also Dec 6. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. Caissie Levy, Paul Alexander Nolan, vocalists; Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus, Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Dec 6, 7(2pm), 8. Thursday December 8 ● 7:45: New Music Concerts. Digital Broadcast. James O’Callaghan: As In a Simile. ONLINE, . New Music Concert’s YouTube page. Free. 7:45pm: pre-concert talk, 8pm: broadcast. ● 8:00: Massey Hall. Tim Baker and All Hands. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Kronos Quartet with students from The Glenn Gould School: Fifty Forward. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. . ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. Caissie Levy, Paul Alexander Nolan, vocalists; Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus, Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Dec 6, 7(2 & 8pm). Friday December 9 ● 7:00: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. A film screening. 19 Trinity Sq. www.thechristmasstory.ca or 416- 598-4521 X301. Suggested donation: ; (child). Film screening also on Dec 16. ● 7:30: Diapente Renaissance Vocal Quintet. Munera Offerent: The Christmas Story, Renaissance Style. Works by Byrd, Lusitano, Guerrero, Victoria, and Handl. Jane Fingler, soprano; Peter Koniers, countertenor; Alexander Cappellazzo, tenor; Jonathan Stuchbery, tenor & guitar; Martin Gomes, bass. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 514-378-2558. Pay What You Want ( suggested). ● 7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. Handel’s Messiah. Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor. Guests: Viva Chamber Singers. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-217-0537 or info@elmeriselersingers. com. ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. ELF in Concert. John Debney, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Dec 10(2pm & 7:30pm). ● 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. To All a Goodnight 7 (A Different Kind of Christmas Show). Art of Time Ensemble with featured singers Jackie Richardson, Jessica Mitchell, Liam Russell, and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. www.harbourfrontcentre.com/tickets. -. Also Dec 10. ● 8:00: MRG Live. Matt Dusk Sings Sinatra. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd. www.facebook.com/mattduskpage. . ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. Choir! Choir! Choir! Epic 80s Singalong! Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, creative directors. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. -. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Kronos Quartet - Music for Change. Reich: “Pendulum Music”(Canadian premiere); Traditional: Star- Spangled Banner (inspired by Jimi Hendrix, arr. Stephen Prutsman & Kronos), Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram (arr. Kronos Quartet) (Canadian premiere); Becker: No More (Canadian premiere); Haskell: God Shall Wipe All Tears Away (arr. Jacob Garchik)(Ontario premiere). Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -5. ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Beethoven & Haydn. Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Op.33 No.2 “The Joke”; Verdi: Ave Maria; Beethoven: No, non turbati; Zemlinsky: Maiblumen blühten überall; Balfour: Pyotr’s Dream; and other works. Lynn Isnar, soprano; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-499-0403 or info@sinfoniatoronto.com. TBA. 2022-2023 Season: A Golden Anniversary Celebration PRAETORIUS CHRISTMAS VESPERS DECEMBER 9 & 10 at 8 PM DECEMBER 10 at 2 PM Live at Trinity- St. Paul’s Centre TorontoConsort.org ● 8:00: Toronto Consort. Praetorius: Christmas Vespers. Toronto Consort with special guests. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. www.torontoconsort.org or 416-964-6337. From . Also Dec 10(2pm & 8pm). Also available on Early- Music.TV on demand. Saturday December 10 ● 11:00am: Xenia Concerts/TO Live. 38 | November 1 - December 13, 2022 thewholenote.com

Sensory-Friendly Concert: OKAN! A family-friendly concert that embraces neurodiversity and disability performing classical and contemporary works in a relaxed, accessible environment. Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. www.xeniaconcerts.com or 416-927-1555. ● 2:00: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. Words and music. 19 Trinity Sq. www.thechristmasstory.ca or 416- 598-4521 X301. Suggested donation: ; (child). Words and music on also on Dec 17(2pm), 23(7pm). ● 2:00: Toronto Consort. Praetorius: Christmas Vespers. Toronto Consort with special guests. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. www.torontoconsort.org or 416-964-6337. From . Also Dec 9(8pm), 10(8pm). Also available on Early- Music.TV on demand. ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. ELF in Concert. John Debney, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Dec 9(7:30pm), 10(7:30pm). ● 3:00: Achill Choral Society. A Winter Day. Sarah Quartel: A Winter Day. Jenny Crober, guest director; Nancy Dettbarn, collaborative pianist; The Bells of Westminster (Shirley Jemmett, director), hand bells; Angela Dong, cello; Sean Derraugh, clarinet. Westminster United Church (Orangeville), 247 Broadway Ave., Orangeville. www.achill.ca. ; (sr); (st). ● 3:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Wintergarten Orchestra. Smoke Show BBQ and Brew, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. . . ● 4:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Christmas Through the Ages. Works by Saint-Saëns, Rutter, Britten, Martin, and Hagenburg. Odin Quartet; Joshua Tamayo, organ & piano; Elaine Choi, conductor. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. www.paxchristichorale.org. ; (sr); (young adult); (st). DECEMBER 10 | 2022 DUDUK PIANO THE SOUNDS OF MAGIC & CAFEDUDUK.COM ● 7:00: Dudukhouse. Duduk & Piano: The Sounds of Magic. Sar Kamler, duduk; Viktor Kott, piano. Guests: Raisa Orshannsky and Patrick O’Reilly. Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. soundsofmagic.eventbrite.com or 416-889-8821. . ● 7:00: Maria Dolnycky. Music of Hope. A benefit concert for new arrivals from Ukraine displaced by war. Classical, popular and traditional Ukrainian music. Works by Silvestrov, Kouguell, Yashchenko, Bortkiewicz, Dremluha, and others. Alex McLeod, viola; Victor Mishalow, bandura; Sebastian Ostertag, cello, Melissa-Marie Shriner, vocalist; Peter Stoll, clarinet; Maria Dolnycky, piano. St. Giles Kingsway Presbyterian Church, 15 Lambeth Rd. 416-994-4445. Suggested donation: . ● 7:00: Mississauga Chamber Singers. Christmas Memories: With Macaroni Angels. Seasonal carols and songs. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd., Mississauga. 647- 549-4524. ; (ages 7-18); free(under 7). ● 7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Sing We Joyfully. Bach: Magnificat BWV243; John Rutter: Brother Heinrich’s Christmas; Seasonal Carols. Érika Wood, soprano; Mélissa Danis, mezzo; Lauren Halasz, alto; David Finneran, baritone; Carl Steinhauser, piano & organ; Baroque Orchestra; Henry Renglich, conductor. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-779-2258 or www.etobicokecentennialchoir.ca. ; Free(under 12). ● 7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Handel’s Messiah. Megan Chartrand, soprano; Julie Boulianne, mezzo; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Grand Philharmonic Choir; Howard Dyck, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. info@grandphilchoir.com www.grandphilchoir.com. -; (st/under-30); (child/high-school st). ● 7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Christmas Caravan with Sultans of String. Sultans of String; Laura Secord Secondary School Chamber Choir; 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). Also Dec 11(2:30pm). ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. ELF in Concert. John Debney, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Dec 9, 10(2pm). ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Golovko: The Russian Marimba Concerto; Lieberson: Neruda Songs; Grondahl: Concerto for Trombone; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 in c Op.18. UTSO Concerto Competition Winners: Britton-René Collins, marimba; Alexandra Hetherington, mezzo; Kyle Orlando, trombone; Anastasia Kulikova, piano; Uri Meyer, conductor. 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: Acoustic Harvest. The Magpies. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. www. acousticharvest.ca or 416-729-7564. (adv) or cash at door. ● 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. To All a Goodnight 7 (A Different Kind of Christmas Show). Art of Time Ensemble with featured singers Jackie Richardson, Jessica Mitchell, Liam Russell, and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. www. Kindred Spirits Orchestra Kristian Alexander | Music Director LOCOMOTIVES, PUPPETS AND BUTTERFLIES thewholenote.com November 1 - December 13, 2022 | 39

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