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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 Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905- 526-7756. -. ● 7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. In The Mood! Zoltan Kalman, clarinet; Jeffrey Pollock, guest 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 Feb 12(2:30pm). ● 7:30: Rose Theatre. The Rose Orchestra: Magic of the Movies. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre. ca. -. Jens Lindemann, Jon Kimura Parker, and the Yamaha All Star Big Band. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -0. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. NACO: Songs for Murdered Sisters. Assiginaak: New Work (NACO Commission); Heggie/ text by Atwood: Songs for Murdered Sisters (NACO Co-commission); Brahms: Symphony No.4. Joshua Hopkins, baritone; National Arts Centre Orchestra, guest orchestra; Alexander Shelley, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Sunday February 12 (student-university or college with valid ID); (youth-18 and under with valid ID). Also Feb 11(7:30pm). ● 3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Dearly: Live, Love, and Margaret Atwood. Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, soprano; Hannaford Smaller Band. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. www.hssb.ca/events/dearly/. . ● 3:00: 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), 11(2pm). ● 3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Schumann & Franck. Andrew Wan, violin; Charles Richard- Hamelin, piano. 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). Tuesday February 14 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Clarinet Chamber Group. With Peter Stoll. 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 meinem Lieben, in meinem Lied”. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Wednesday February 15 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Imre Olah, 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. 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: The Annex Singers. Into Flight. An evening of art song and choral music. Annex Singers; Annex Chamber Choir; Melanie Conly, soprano; Meghan Symon, mezzo; Joshua Clemenger, tenor; Ivan Jovanovic, piano; Maria Case, artistic director. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. www.annexsingers.com. -. LIVE & STREAMED. ● 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. A Nordic Affair. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1 Op.46; Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto; Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D Op.43. Graham Lord, clarinet; Martin MacDonald, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. From . Free for children under 12. Pre-concert talk: 7:15pm. ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. The Sport of Music. Honegger: Rugby; Stravinsky: Violin Concerto; Shostakovich: Symphony No.4. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-604-8339. -. ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. La traviata in Concert. Verdi: La traviata. Myriam Leblanc, soprano; Andrew Haji, tenor; James Westman, baritone; WLU Faculty of Music soloists & chorus; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. - . Also Feb 12(2:30pm). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Season Gala: “Rhapsody and the Blues” with ● 1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music & Truffles for Kids. Andrew Wan, violin; Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano. 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. . ● 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Jan 27. Also Feb 16, 18(4:30pm). At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera at Western: Scenes Gala With Early Music Studio. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767 or www.music.uwo. ca/events. Free. ● 2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters: Anton Nel and Friends. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ● 2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. La traviata in Concert. Verdi: La traviata. Myriam Leblanc, soprano; Andrew Haji, tenor; James Westman, baritone; WLU Faculty of Music soloists & chorus; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. - . Also Feb 11(8pm). ● 2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. In The Mood! Zoltan Kalman, clarinet; Jeffrey Pollock, guest conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-687-4993. ; (sr); (arts worker with valid ID); new goin’ back to King & Simcoe, Toronto (416) 593-5600 x231 FRI FEB 17 7 PM orleans TICKETS: Advance tickets: standrewstoronto.org patrick tevlin & The Happy Pals Featuring jordan klapman mardi gras 2023 Kick up your heels, traditional Mardi Gras street beat music and more! 40 | December 6, 2022 - February 15, 2023 thewholenote.com/just-ask

MAINLY CLUBS, MOSTLY JAZZ continued from page 29: A Toast to Amnesia At The Rex, a few more holiday treats. First, December 14 through 17, the Dan Weiss trio takes the stage, with Jacob Sacks and Thomas Morgan. Weiss – a virtuosic, searching drummer, equally at home on drum kit, tabla, and as a composer, for his own bandleader projects – has been a mainstay at The Rex Dan Weiss throughout the years. This trio has been working together for more than 20 years, and is touring in support of their newest album, Dedication. Appearing towards the end of the month – and just before the start of 2023, shocking though that may be to those of us who still think of last year as 2019 – JabFung takes the stage on December 28, 29 and 30. The ongoing collaborative ensemble led by Toronto bassist Julian Anderson-Bowes and Toronto-born, LA-based drummer Anthony Fung, JabFung always brings a slightly different band to the Rex to play athletic, high-energy modern jazz. This year, Anderson-Bowes and Fung are joined by New York pianist Isaac Wilson and Toronto’s own Luis Deniz, appearing on alto saxophone. Jazz Bistro: For those looking for unabashedly holidaythemed shows, Jazz Bistro has more than a few in the two weeks leading up to Christmas, including Sam Broverman’s “A Jewish Boy’s Christmas, on December 18, and Jake Wilkinson’s Bebop Christmas, on December 20. On December 15 and 16, watch Sam Broverman Trinidadian-born, Torontobased saxophonist Jesse Ryan perform holiday classics and music from Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela, with trumpeter Andrew McAnsh, vocalist Eliana Cuevas, pianist Ewen Farncombe, guitarist Andrew Marzotto, bassist Julian Anderson-Bowes, and drummer Amhed Mitchel. In the new year, there is much to look forward to. In Waterloo, The Jazz Room’s ongoing Women in Jazz Series, sponsored by Diva International (the Canadian manufacturer of the much-celebrated Diva Cup), brings a stellar list of musicians to the stage. On January 14, alto saxophonist Allison Au brings her Juno Joni NehRita Award-winning quartet to the club, with pianist Todd Pentney, bassist Jon Maharaj, and drummer Ernesto Cervini. On February 4, catch singer Sammy Jackson – another recent Juno Award winner – who will be there with her band, playing her own originals and reimagined covers, in her unique stylistic mix of pop, jazz and R&B. And, on February 10, Waterloo-based guitarist and vocalist Joni NehRita appears, performing a jazz-influenced mix of pop and funk, with lyrics that explore themes of social consciousness and inner reflection. Colin Story is a jazz guitarist, writer and teacher based in Toronto. He can be reached at www.colinstory.com, on Instagram and on Twitter. 3030 Dundas West 3030 Dundas St. W. 416-769-5736 3030dundaswest.com A large, airy space that plays hosts to concerts, events, and more, 3030 Dundas is home to a wide variety of music and a topnotch Trinidadian-Canadian food menu. Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 burdockto.com A sleek music hall with exceptional sound and ambience, featuring a draft list of housemade brews. BSMT 254 254 Landsdowne Ave. 416-801-6325 bsmt254.com A cozy music venue with an underground vibe, BSMT 254 has a wide variety of shows, from jazz to hip-hop to DJ nights. Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 thecameron.com An intimate, bohemian bar with ceiling murals & nightly performances from local roots acts on 2 stages. Capone’s Cocktail Lounge 1573 Bloor St. W. 416-534-7911 caponestoronto.com A self-described perfect marriage of an intimate cocktail den and comfortable neighbourhood bar, with live music Wednesday through Sunday. Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 castroslounge.com Featuring an ever-changing selection of specialty beers, Castro’s hosts a variety of local live music acts, including bluegrass, jazz, rockabilly, and alt-country. C’est What 67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499 cestwhat.com A haven for those who appreciate real cask ale, draught beer from local Ontario breweries, and live music. Drom Taberna 458 Queen St. W. 647-748-2099 dromtaberna.com A heartfelt homage to the lands that stretch from the Baltic to the Balkans to the Black Sea, with a wide variety of music. Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 theemmetray.com A whisky bar with a great food menu, an everchanging draft list, and live jazz, funk, folk and more in the back room. MAINLY CLUBS Live music is an ever-changing scene! Please consult venue websites and social media to confirm their artist roster and schedules, seating / booking policies, any other pertinent information to make your visit fun, safe, and enjoyable. Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 grossmanstavern.com One of the city’s longest-running live music venues, and Toronto’s self-described “Home of the Blues.” Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 hirut.ca A major destination for delicious and nutritious Ethiopian cuisine, with monthly jazz residencies and jam sessions. Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 296 Broadview Ave. 416-533-5483 hughsroom.com A dedicated listening room with an intimate performing space, great acoustics, and an attentive audience. Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 jazzbistro.ca In an historic location, Jazz Bistro features great food, a stellar wine list, and world-class jazz musicians in airy club environs. Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 kwjazzroom.com A welcoming music venue dedicated to the best in jazz music presentations, and home to the Grand River Jazz Society, which presents regular series throughout the year. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 lula.ca Toronto’s mecca for salsa, jazz, afro-Cuban, and world music, with Latin dance classes and excellent food and drinks. Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 manhattans.ca An independently owned neighbourhood restaurant boasting a unique dining experience that features live music almost every night of the week. Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 mezzettarestaurant.com With a cozy atmosphere and a menu of Middle-Eastern cuisine, Mezzetta hosts music on Wednesday evenings. Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 themonarchtavern.com With a café/cocktail bar on the main floor and a pub with microbrews upstairs, Monarch Tavern regularly hosts indie, rock, and other musical genres on its stage. thewholenote.com/just-ask December 6, 2022 - February 15, 2023 | 41

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