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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...

LIVE OR ONLINE | Dec 6,

LIVE OR ONLINE | Dec 6, 2022 to Feb 15, 2023 Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. www.salutetovienna.com. From . Also Jan 2(Hamilton). Monday January 2 ● 2:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. www.salutetovienna.com. From . Also Jan 1(Toronto). Saturday January 7 ● 7:30: Li Delun Music Foundation. New Year’s Concert 2023. God Save The King; J. Strauss II: Voices of Spring Waltz; Rachmaninoff: Mvmt III from Piano Concerto No.3; Tang poetry recitation; Glinka:Valse-Fantaisie; Dvořák: Mvmt IV from Symphony No. 9; and other works. Toronto Festival Orchestra; Linhan Cui, conductor; JJ Jun Li Bui, piano; Dashan, Tang Dynasty poetry recitation; Andrew Eland, card performance; Kemin- Zhang, host. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St. 647- 281-8768 or www.ticketmaster.ca or info@ lidelun.org. . Sunday January 8 ● 5:00: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Evensong with Epiphany Carols. Grayston Ives: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Edington Service); Peter Cornelius (arr. Atkins): The Three Kings; Vaughan Williams: The Blessed Son of God; Philip Stopford: Lully, Lulla, Lullay; William Mathias: A Babe Is Born All of a May. Choir of St. Thomas’s Church; Elizabeth Anderson, director; David Simon, organ. 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Freewill offering. Also livestreamed at www.stthomas.on.ca. Religious service. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Tuesday January 10 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Naomi Wong, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark.com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuesday Noon Series: In Conversation with Andrew Haji. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Organ Recital. Thomas Bell, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. Retiring collection. ● 7:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Glee 1. Trevor Wagler, conductor; Steve Lehmann, music director; Amanda Kind, KW Glee Artistic Director. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745- 4717. .50. Wednesday January 11 ● 7:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Glee 2. Trevor Wagler, conductor; Steve Lehmann, music director; Amanda Kind, KW Glee Artistic Director. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745- 4717. .50. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Requiem. Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music K.477; Von Bingen: O virtus Sapientiae; Beethoven: Grosse Fugue; Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus; Mozart: Requiem K.626. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Michael Francis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. From . Also Jan 12, 14, 15(3pm, George Weston Recital Hall). Friday January 13 ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series: Visions de l’Amen. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 7:00: Stratford Summer Music. Side-by- Side: Winter Bach. C. P. E. Bach: Cello Concerto in a; J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D; and other works by J. S. Bach and C. P. E. Bach. Joseph Johnson, cello; Nicola Pantin, choreographer; Dances from Jörgen Dance; Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Students from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. www.ticketscene.ca/events/42883/. . ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. The Light of East Ensemble. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. Saturday January 14 ● 12:00 noon: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition: Final Round. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/ events. Free. ● 7:30: Massey Hall. Abbamania With Night Fever. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Requiem. Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music K.477; Von Bingen: O virtus Sapientiae; Beethoven: Grosse Fugue; Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus; Mozart: Requiem K.626. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Michael Francis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. From . Also Jan 11, 12, 15(3pm, George Weston Recital Hall). Sunday January 15 ● 2:00: Chamber Music Hamilton. The Ying Quartet. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton. chambermusichamilton@ gmail.com or 905-627-1627 or at the door. . Free admission to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. ● 3:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Morning Music for Brass. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. How do I love thee? Let me count the players: Chamber Music Opulence. Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34; Valentin Bibik: Little Concerto for piano trio. Sheila Jaffé, violin; Aaron Schwebel, violin; Keith Hamm, viola; Leana Rutt, cello; Inna Perkis, piano; Boris Zarankin, piano; Dr. Julia Zarankin, host. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. www. eventbrite.ca/e/how-do-i-love-thee-let-mecount-the-players-chamber-music-opulencetickets-404750017197. From .93. ● 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Requiem. Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music K.477; Von Bingen: O virtus Sapientiae; Beethoven: Grosse Fugue; Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus; Mozart: Requiem K.626. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Michael Francis, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Jan 11(8pm-RTH), 12(8pm- RTH), 14(8pm-RTH). Tuesday January 17 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Gina Lee & Friends, Piano Trio. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark.com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Organ Recital. Angus Sinclair, organ; Autumn Debassige, mezzo. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. Retiring collection. ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Messiaen Quartet. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/ events. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Wednesday January 18 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Jonathan Oldengarm, Organ. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or www.organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering ( suggested). ● 7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Canadian Chamber Choir With 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. Thursday January 19 ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursday at Noon: Quartet for the End of Time. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fred Pattison Piano Award 2022 Winner’s Recital. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. The Masters. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. www. flatomarkhamtheatre.ca or 905-305-7469 or boxoffice@markham.ca. -. Friday January 20 ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series: Tafelmusik Residency. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/ events. Free. ● 1:45: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Talking Music: Robert Taft. MB 140. Music Building, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sheku Kanneh-Mason Plays Elgar. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Kulesha: Fourth Symphony (World Premiere/ TSO Commission); Elgar: Cello Concerto. Sheu Kanneh-Mason, cello; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Jan 21(8pm). ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fred Pattison Piano Award Competition: Final 36 | December 6, 2022 - February 15, 2023 thewholenote.com/just-ask

Round. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/ events. Free. ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. This is Brampton: Drivewire. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874- 2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: Jean-Michel Blais. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. From . ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Mozart & Mozetich. Sunabacka: Never to Return; Mozetich: Concerto for Bassoon & Strings with Marimba; Mozart: String Quartet No.19 “Dissonance”. Samuel Fraser, bassoon; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-499- 0403 or info@sinfoniatoronto.com. TBA. Saturday January 21 ● 5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: 21C Cinq à Sept. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ● 7:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Daniella Rossi. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe St. www.guitarsocietyoftoronto. com. Advance: ; (sr); (st); Door: ; (sr); (st). ● 7:30: Opera by Request. Ivanhoe. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Libretto by Julian Sturgis. Oliver Dawson, tenor (Ivanhoe); Danie Friesen, soprano (Rowena); Sharon Tikiryan, soprano (Rebecca); Dylan Wright, bass (King Richard); Michael Robert-Broder, baritone (Knight Templar); and other soloists. William Shookhoff, piano & music director. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455- 2365. . ● 8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Ravel Inspirations. Ensemble Cordâme. Spadina Theatre, Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. www.alliance-francaise.ca/ en/art/2022-2023-season/concerts. . ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Classical Time Machine. Rameau: Suite from Les Boréades; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme; Adès: Three Studies from Couperin; Mozart: Symphony No.38 in D “Prague”. Cameron Crozman, cello; Nuno Coelho, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Jan 22(2:30pm). ● 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. 21C Music Festival: Fred Hersch and Andrew McAnsh. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sheku Kanneh-Mason Plays Elgar. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Kulesha: Fourth Symphony (World Premiere/TSO Commission); Elgar: Cello Concerto. Sheu Kanneh-Mason, cello; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Jan 20(7:30pm). Sunday January 22 ● 2:15: Vesnivka Choir. Ukrainian Christmas Concert. Guests: Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir; Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America; and St. Michael’s Boys Choir School. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St. By donation at the door. ● 2:00: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. Side by Side Winter Bach #1. C. P. E. Bach: Concerto in a; J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3. Musicians of Toronto Symphony Orchestra; University of Toronto students; Joseph Johnson, cello; Mark Fewer, violin & leader. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. www.bachsidebyside1. eventbrite.com. (adv); (at door). Foodbank donations accepted. ● 2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Classical Time Machine. Rameau: Suite from Les Boréades; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme; Adès: Three Studies from Couperin; Mozart: Symphony No.38 in D “Prague”. Cameron Crozman, cello; Nuno Coelho, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Jan 21(8pm). ● 2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Gilbert Conducts Dvořák. Fung: Pizzicato; Vasks: Viola Concerto; Dvořák: Symphony No.8. Marina Thibeault, viola; Dina Gilbert, guest conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-687-4993. ; (sr); (arts worker with valid ID); (studentuniversity or college with valid ID); (youth- 18 and under with valid ID). ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Opera Student Composer Collective Presents: Disobedience. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 3:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Early Music Studio with Tafelmusik. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: Ian Cusson and Stewart Goodyear - New Works. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ● 8:00: New Music Concerts. Digital Broadcast. Bekah Simms: subsume. New Music Concert’s YouTube page. Free. 7:45pm: preconcert talk, 8pm: broadcast. ONLINE. Tuesday January 24 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Elly Hung, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark.com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuesday Noon Series: Let All the World...Sing! Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers’ Concert No. 3. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750. Free. Wednesday January 25 ● 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Taiko Live! Colin McPhee: Tabuh-tabuhan, for two pianos and orchestra; James O’Callaghan: Overbound, concerto for cello, electronics and orchestra (world premiere); Maki Ishii: Mono-Prism, for taiko drummers and orchestra. Cameron Crozman, cello; James O’Callaghan, electronics; Nagata Shachu, taiko drumming TAIKO LIVE! Wed Jan 25 James O’Callaghan Overbound concerto for amplified cello, electronics and orchestra Astounding! espritorchestra.com ensemble; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208 or www.espritorchestra.com or info@ espritorchestra.com. -. 7:15pm: preconcert chat with Alexina Louie. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: Esprit Orchestra. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. From . Thursday January 26 ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. West African Drumming and Dancing Ensemble Lobby Concert – Global Musics Ensembles. Main Lobby, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Jazz Ensemble Concert. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. The Original Wailers. Chet Samuel, lead Vocals/guitar; Omar Lopez, bass guitar; Howard Smith, drums; Noel Aiken, keyboards/organ. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. -. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Piano Recitals: Leif Ove Andsnes. Dvořák: Poetic Tone Pictures Op.85; Janáček: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905; Vustin: Lamento. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -5. Friday January 27 ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Denis Jiron, trombone. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/ events. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. Music by W. A. Mozart. Luca Pisaroni, baritone (Figaro); Louise Alder, soprano (Susanna); Johanni van Oostrum, soprano (Countess); Gordon Bintner, bass-baritone (Count); Emily Fons, mezzo (Cherubino); and others; Canadian Opera Company Orchestra & Chorus; Harry Bicket, conductor; Claus Guth, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231 or 1-800-250-4653. Also Jan 29(2pm), Feb 2, 4, 10, 12(2pm), 16, 18(4:30pm). At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 8:00: Massey Hall. Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. Classic Albums Live: Paul Simon - Graceland. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. -. 2022-2023 Season: A Golden Anniversary Celebration WINTER REVELS JANUARY 27 & 28, 2023 AT 8PM Artistic Direction by Laura Pudwell & Alison Melville Live at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre TorontoConsort.org ● 8:00: Toronto Consort. Winter Revels. Works by Orlando di Lasso, Playford, and Ravenscroft. Toronto Consort. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. www.torontoconsort.org or 416-964- 6337. From . Also Jan 28. Also available on EarlyMusic.TV on demand. Saturday January 28 ● 7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. String Concerts: Alisa Weilerstein: Fragments. Bach & new music for solo cello. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. -. ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ● 8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. Cause Célèbre: A World Transformed with Marcel d’Entremont, Tenor. Works by Vaughan Williams, Amy Beach, Benjamin Britten, Samuel Barber and Sarah MacLachlan. Marcel d’Entremont, tenor; Andrea Ludwig, mezzo; Dakota Scott-Digout, piano. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844-3972 or www.eventbrite.ca/e/ marcel-dentremont-cause-celebre-a-worldtransformed-tickets-389869599467?aff=ebd ssbcategorybrowse. . ● 8:00: Toronto Consort. Winter Revels. Works by Orlando di Lasso, Playford, and Ravenscroft. Toronto Consort. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. www.torontoconsort.org or 416-964- 6337. From . Also Jan 27. Also available on EarlyMusic.TV on demand. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Shostakovich 5 + Crow Plays Brahms. Saariaho: Ciel d’hiver; Brahms: Violin Concerto; Shostakovich: Symphony No.5. Jonathan Crow, violin; Tarmo Peltokoski, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Jan 29(3pm). thewholenote.com/just-ask December 6, 2022 - February 15, 2023 | 37

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