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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...

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LIVE OR ONLINE | Dec 6, 2022 to Feb 15, 2023 ● 10:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: 21C Afterhours - Hymns to Night. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . Sunday January 29 ● 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Jan 27. Also Feb 2, 4, 10, 12(2pm), 16, 18(4:30pm). At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 2:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Discover Electrifying Rhythm. Discovery Concert with music to illustrate a conversation about rhythm. Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra; Mark Whale, concertmaster; Matthew Jones, conductor. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. www. Eventbrite.com or www.EPOrchestra.ca. ; (sr/st). ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: Unruly Sun. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. From . ● 3:00: 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 28(8pm). ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto New Music Festival (UTNMF): Electroacoustic Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750. Free. JANUARY 29 MATINEE CONCERT Electrifying Rhythm Conversation around rhythm in this informative and entertaining concert for all ages www.eporchestra.ca Monday January 30 ● 7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix: Maple Blues Awards. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. From . ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto New Music Festival (UTNMF): Percussion Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Tuesday January 31 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Featuring students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark.com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto New Music Festival (UTNMF): Songwriting Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Wednesday February 1 ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto New Music Festival (UTNMF): Karen Kieser Prize Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750. Free. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A Op.92; Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B-flat Op.100. Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Muti, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. From . Also Feb 2. Thursday February 2 ● 12:00 noon: Trinity College, University of Toronto. Music from Japan. Hibiki Duo. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-978-2522. Free. ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto New Music Festival (UTNMF) and Thursdays at Noon: Rob MacDonald, Guitar. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Jan 27. Also Jan 29, Feb 4, 10, 12(2pm), 16, 18(4:30pm). At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto New Music Festival (UTNMF): Chamber Music by Kevin Lau. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750. Free. ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. Jann Arden. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. -. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Op.62; Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F Op.93; Liadov: The Enchanted Lake Op.62; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Muti, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. From . Also Feb 1. ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Borealis Quartet. Imant Raminsh: String Quartet No.3; Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 in c Op.110; FREEDOM CABARET THE SPIRIT AND LEGACY OF BLACK MUSIC FEBRUARY 5, 2023 8:00PM Performing Arts Brampton presents Freedom Cabaret: The Spirit and Legacy of Black Music. From the moment Black people landed on North American soil, their music took root and became the basis or much of the popular music we hear today. There is an endless list of exceptional Black musicians who have been lost to history while their white counterparts gained fame. From church hymnals to the blues, from jazz to rock ’n’ roll, R&B and rap, we owe much of our musical history to Black culture, and it’s time to give credit where it is due. BOOK TICKETS THEROSEBRAMPTON.CA 38 | December 6, 2022 - February 15, 2023 thewholenote.com/just-ask

February 2 at 8 pm BOREALIS QUARTET music-toronto.com Dvořák: String Quartet No.12 in F Op.96 “American”. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50 or ; (st). Friday February 3 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Joonghun Cho, piano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 X231. Free. ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. The Iris Trio & Don McKay. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/ events. Free. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 1:45: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Talking Music: Derek Conrod. 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: Canadian Opera Company. Salome. Music by Richard Strauss. Ambur Braid, soprano (Salome); Michael Schade, tenor (Herod); Karita Mattila, soprano (Herodias); Frédéric Antoun, tenor (Narraboth); and others; Canadian Opera Company Orchestra; Johannes Debus, conductor; Atom Egoyan, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231 or 1-800-250-4653. Also Feb 5(2pm), 9, 11, 17, 19(2pm), 24. At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Matt Dusk Sings Sinatra. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. www.flatomarkhamtheatre.ca or 905-305-7469 or boxoffice@markham.ca. -. ● 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Generator. 60 Simcoe St. POSTPONED. Saturday February 4 ● 10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Peer Gynt. Jung Tsai, violin. Stork Family YMCA, 500 Fischer-Hallman Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). Also Feb 11(Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts). ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto New Music Festival (UTNMF): Hatzis @ 70. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Academy: Showcase Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. Free. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Jan 27. Also Feb 2, 10, 12(2pm), 16, 18(4:30pm). At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 8:00: Massey Hall. Choir! Choir! Choir! 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. . Sunday February 5 ● 1:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Hockey Sweater. Richardson-Schulte/text by Carrier: The Hockey Sweater. Roch Carrier, narrator. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also 4pm. ● 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Salome. Music by Richard Strauss. See Feb 3. Also Feb 9, 11, 17, 19(2pm), 24. At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto New Music Festival (UTNMF): U of T Jazz Students, Faculty & Guests. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Power Corp. of Canada Vocal Concerts: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, with Roderick Williams. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.2 in b BWV1067, Sonata for Obligato Harpsichord & Violin No.3 in E BWV1016; Telemann: “Erquicktes Herz, sei voller Freuden: Cantata for Bass Solo TWV1:470, Paris Quartet No.1 in D TWV43:D2; Bach: “Ich habe genug” Cantata for Bass Solo BWV82. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -0. SUN 5 FEB AT 4 Choral Evensong followed at 4.45 by VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 150 with Robert Busiakiewicz ● 4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for Candlemas. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686 or www.youtube.com/ StOlavesAnglicanChurch. Religious service. Followed directly by Vaughan Williams 150 at 4:45pm. ● 4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Hockey Sweater. Richardson-Schulte/text by Carrier: The Hockey Sweater. Roch Carrier, narrator. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also 1:30pm. ● 4:00: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Midwinter Suites. Paul Reade: The Victorian Kitchen Garden; R. Strauss (arr. Roy Greaves): Serenade Op.7; Percy Grainger: Molly on the Shore; Jeff Smallman: Dodge City; and a selection of Clarinet Quartets. Wychwood Clarinet Choir; Michele Jacot, clarinet solo. St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. www.wychwoodclarinetchoir.ca. ; (sr/st). ● 4:45: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Vaughan Williams 150. An illustrated music feature on the English composer’s life and music presented by Robert Busiakiewicz. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686 or www. youtube.com/StOlavesAnglicanChurch. Also Choral Evensong at 4pm. ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. Freedom Cabaret. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. -. Monday February 6 ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. In Concert. Sanya Eng, harp & Ryan Scott, percussion. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/events. Free. Tuesday February 7 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Tristan Savella, 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 Presents: Vocalis II - Longing and Belonging. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Organ Recital. Mark Himmelman, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. Retiring collection. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalini. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Anne-Sophie Mutter and Mutter Virtuosi. 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. From . Wednesday February 8 ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno Conducts Romeo & Juliet. Moussa: Elysium; Lalo: Symphonie espagnole; Prokofiev:/comp. Gustavo Gimeno: Suite from Romeo & Juliet. María Dueñas, violin; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Feb 9. Thursday February 9 ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Salome. See Feb 3. Also Feb 11, 17, 19(2pm), 24. At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. This is Brampton: off the record. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905- 874-2800 or www.therosetheatre.ca. . ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno Conducts Romeo & Juliet. Moussa: Elysium; Lalo: Symphonie espagnole; Prokofiev:/comp. Gustavo Gimeno: Suite from Romeo & Juliet. María Dueñas, violin; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Feb 8. Friday February 10 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Dongso Kim, cello. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416- 593-5600 X231. Free. ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series: The Egbo Trio. 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. See Jan 27. Also Feb 12(2pm), 16, 18(4:30pm). At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Wind Ensemble Concert: Vinettes. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo. ca/events. Free. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Celebrating Our Humanity: Songs of Home and Heart II. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Temerty Orchestra Program: Earl Lee Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -. ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. La Passione: Haydn & Mozart. Haydn: Symphony No.49 “La Passione”; Program of symphonies and concertos by Mozart, Haydn and their contemporaries. Rachel Podger, violin/director. Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 1-833-964-6337. From . Also Feb 11(2pm), 12(3pm). ● 10:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/ events. Free. Pre-concert talk at 9pm. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Saturday February 11 ● 10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Peer Gynt. Jung Tsai, violin. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). Also Feb 4(Stork Family YMCA). ● 2:00: Tafelmusik. La Passione: Haydn & Mozart. Haydn: Symphony No.49 “La Passione”; Program of symphonies and concertos by Mozart, Haydn and their contemporaries. Rachel Podger, violin/director. Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 1-833-964-6337. From . Also Feb 10(8pm), 12(3pm). ● 3:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Symphonic Band Concert: Modern Signatures. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo.ca/ events. Free. ● 4:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Cabaret: A Fair Ladies Valentine. Edward Jackman Centre, 947 Queen St. E., 2nd Floor. 416- 366-7723 or 1–800-708-6754 or www.tolive. com. . ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Salome. See Feb 3. Also Feb 17, 19(2pm), 24. At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Come Together: HPO Performs The Beatles. Darcy Hepner, guest conductor. FirstOntario thewholenote.com/just-ask December 6, 2022 - February 15, 2023 | 39

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