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Volume 28 Issue 3 | December 2022 - January 2023

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Creative Collisions offer land-use hope for community and arts space; "Take Dec 10 for Example" -- Orchestral Explosion; Landmark novel finds music theatre form; Behind the scenes at Salute to Vienna; Collaborative serendipity on the joint-concert front; Amnesia and the alternative: QSYO's take on "Comfort and Joy". A bumber crop of record reviews (and not a Holiday compilation among them)! All this and more...

listings@theWholeNote.com Event listings are free of charge to artists, venues and presenters. This issue contains event listings from December 6 to February 15, 2022. LISTINGS IN THIS ISSUE ● Beginning on this page you will find live and livestream daily listings for events with an announced date and time that one could circle on a calendar in order to “be there.” Listing requests that were received at the time of going to press are included on these pages. ● Our listing requests continue to arrive every day and are updated and published each weekend in The WholeNote WEEKLY LISTINGS UPDATE e-letter (see below for further information). How to List 1. Use the convenient online form at thewholenote.com/applylistings OR 2. Email listings to listings@thewholenote.com. Please note, we do not take listings over the phone. Deadlines Weekly: Eligible listings received by 6pm Tuesday, each week, will be included in The WholeNote WEEKLY LISTINGS UPDATE e-letter sent to registered readers the following Sunday. Listings received for the Weekly Listings Update are simultaneously posted to JUST ASK, our searchable online listings database. The weekly listings update looks two weeks into the future on an ongoing basis. Print: Our next print issue, Volume 28 no.4 covers from February 7 to April 11. The print submission deadline for that issue will be January 24. Readers are encouraged to register for the Weekly Listings update, or to check our online listings regularly for new listings or updates to listings previously submitted. Each weekly update looks 5-6 weeks into the future. Register for the weekly updates at thewholenote.com/newsletter LIVE OR ONLINE | Dec 6, 2022 to Feb 15, 2023 Tuesday December 6 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Instrumental Series: Piano Panorama. Works by Victoria Poleva, Debussy, Bach, Lourié, and Lutosławski. Michael Arnowitt, 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. Satchi Kanashiro, violin. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark.com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuesday Noon Series: From Requiem to Light. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble Lobby Concert. Main Lobby, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 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: 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. ● 7:30: Hannaford Street Silver Band. A Harmonious Holiday. Jens Lindemann, trumpet. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 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: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Electro-acoustic Composers Concert. Studio 242, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. ● 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 www.rcmusic.com/performance. -. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. Nikki Renée Daniels, 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 ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Latin American Music Ensemble Lobby Concert – Global Musics Ensembles. Main Lobby, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Peter Bayer, Organ. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or www. organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering ( suggested). ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. Nikki Renée Daniels, 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: 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. ● 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. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Guitar Orchestra. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 8:00: Massey Hall. The Andy Kim Christmas. With special guests: Broken Social Scene, Metric, The Sadies, Molly Johnson, Ron Sexsmith, Dan Hill, Scott Helman, High Flyer. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. Nikki Renée Daniels, 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 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Instrumental Series: noondaadiwag. Created by Olivia Shortt in collaboration with Canadian duo Orbit (Aliayta Foon-Dancoes and Isidora Nojkovic) and British-Canadian soprano Alexandra Smither. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the 30 | December 6, 2022 - February 15, 2023 thewholenote.com/just-ask

Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. Free. ● 7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Presents : Khatsko-Pimienta Duo - The Most Transparent Region. Latin-American music. Katya Khatsko, piano; Alheli Pimienta, flute. Canadian Music Centre, Chalmers Performance Space, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. General: /(adv). CMC Members/Arts Workers: /(adv). (st). ● 7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Symphony Orchestra: The engima I will not explain. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. ● 7:45: New Music Concerts. Digital Broadcast. James O’Callaghan: As In a Simile. New Music Concert’s YouTube page. Free. 7:45pm: pre-concert talk, 8pm: broadcast. ONLINE. ● 8:00: Blythwood Winds. Blythwood Remixed. Patrick McGraw: Migrations (World Premiere); Greg Harrison: techno/self; Phillip Bimstein: Casino; Elisha Denburg: Liveable Cities; Cris Derksen: Five Bucks per Head. Blythwood Winds: Sarah Yunji Moon, flute; Elizabeth Eccleston, oboe; Anthony Thompson, clarinet; Kevin Harris, bassoon; Curtis Vander Hyden, horn. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 807-355-8297. . ● 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 www.rcmusic.com/performance. . ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. Nikki Renée Daniels, 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). ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Piano Fest. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Also Dec 10(2:30pm), 11(2:30pm). ● 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: Massey Hall. Tim Baker and All Hands. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . ● 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. 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 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). ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Piano Fest. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Also Dec 9(7:30pm), 11(2:30pm). ● 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: Singing Out. The Holiday Party. Works by ABBA, Queen, Idina Menzel, and others. Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, 115 Simpson Ave. www.eventbrite. com/cc/the-holiday-party-1210719. From .54. Also 7:30pm. ● 3:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Wintergarten Orchestra. Ted Atherton and Tanya Wills. Smoke Show BBQ and Brew, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. . ● 4:00: Hamilton Children’s Choir. Constantly Becoming. Komenci, Esplori, Esprimas, and Ilumini choirs. Faith United Church, 1778 Nash Rd., Courtice. www.hamiltonchildrenschoir.com. .23. ● 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). ● 4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: Mike and Jill Daley - Christmas Favourites. Jane Bunnett, saxophone; Danae Olano, piano. 140 Wineva Ave. www. eventbrite.com/e/jazz-reflection-tickets-467534928557. Donation only. Proceeds support the Beach United Church food programs. ● 7:00: Celebrity Symphony Orchestra. Victoria. Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto; and Christmas melodies, arias, and songs. Celebrity Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Vnukowski, piano; Krystian Krzeszowiak, Natalia Rubiś, Dorota Szostak, Jakub Gąska, Romulo Delgado, Lesya Marchuk & Mira Solovianenko, soloists; Andrzej Rozbicki, conductor. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. www.rozbicki.com. From . ● 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. www.soundsofmagic.eventbrite.com or 416-889-8821. . ● 7:00: Lawrence Park Community Church. Dickens Reimagined: A Festive Reading of A Christmas Carol. With Stephanie Bowman, Paul Constable, Rob Oliphant, and Kathleen Wynne, Daniel Rubinoff, conductor. 2180 Bayview Ave. www.lawrenceparkchurch.ca. ; (sr/youth). ● 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; Loralee McGuirl, 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). ● 7:00: Univox Choir. Toast the Days. Sydney Guillaume: C’est beau la vie (Canadian premiere); Eric Whitacre: Lux aurumque; Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium; Mykola Leontovych: Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells). Malcolm Cody MacFarlane, conductor; Kevin Stoltz, piano. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. www.universe.com/Toast- TheDays. ; (with a donation); Free(under 12). A Silent Auction will also be hosted during intermission. ● 7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra. Holiday Cornucopia. Humperdinck: Overture to Hansel and Gretel; Mozart: Adagio from Clarinet Concerto; Handel: Rejoice Greatly from Messiah; McClure: Journeys, for Angela Swan (premiere). Counterpoint Community Orchestra; Helen Li, clarinet; Rebecca Gray, soprano. Rosedale United Church, thewholenote.com/just-ask December 6, 2022 - February 15, 2023 | 31

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