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Volume 29 Issue 1 | September 2023

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Bridges & intersections: Intersections of all kinds in the issue: the once and future Rex; philanthropy and music (Azrieli's AMPs); music and dance (TMChoir & Citadel + Compagnie); Baroque & Romantic (Tafelmusik's Beethoven). also Hugh's Room crosses the Don; DISCoveries looks at the first of fall's arrivals; this single-month September issue (Vol. 29, no.1) bridges summer & fall, and puts us on course for regular bimonthly issues (Oct/Nov; Dec/Jan; Feb/Mar, etc) for the rest of Volume 29. Welcome back.

LIVE OR ONLINE | Sep 1

LIVE OR ONLINE | Sep 1 to Oct 10, 2023 service with Byrd’s music, followed directly by an illustrated music feature to mark the 400th anniversary of his passing in 1623; presented by Robert Busiakiewicz, the former music director at St. James Cathedral. Millar Piano Duo: Gregory and Lisa Millar, piano. 360 Windermere Ave. www.YouTube.com/ StOlavesAnglicanChurch or 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. ● 7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters Series: An Evening of Schubert & Brahms. Schubert: Fantasia in f D.940 (op.posth.103); Brahms: Piano Trio No.1 in B Op.8. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208; www. rcmusic.com/performance. . ● 7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. Friends of Fiddler’s Green. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. www.ticketscene.ca/events. . ● 7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Decades of Bond. Rebecca Noelle, Michael Hanna Sr., vocalists. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Partridge Hall, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722; boxoffice@firstontariopac.ca. -. ● 7:30: Massey Hall. Rae Lamontagne. With special guest Tomberlin. 178 Victoria St. www.ticketmaster.ca. From . ● 8:00: Hugh’s Room Live. Lina Allemano Four. Hugh’s Room Live (New Location), 296 Broadview Ave. www.hughsroomlive. com or www.showpass.com/lina-allemanofour-revival. . ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. Beethoven 4 & 5. Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Op.60; Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in c Op.67. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Bruno Weil, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. www.tafelmusik.org/concerts-events/ concerts/beethoven-4-5 or 416-408-0208. From . Also Sept 22 & 23. Monday September 25 ● 7:00: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Partridge Hall, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722; boxoffice@firstontariopac.ca. . ● 8:00: Massey Hall. Mt. Joy. 178 Victoria St. www.ticketmaster.ca. From . Also Sep 26. ● 8:00: TD Music Hall. Y La Bamba. 178 Victoria St. www.tickets.mhrth.com. . Tuesday September 26 ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuesday Noon Series: I’ve Got U Under My Skin - AIDS and Classical Music. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750 or www.music.utoronto.ca. Free. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Tuesday Organ Recital. Peter Nikiforuk, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364- 7865 or www.stjamescathedral.ca/recitals. Free. Donations welcome. ● 7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Howard Jones. Acoustic Trio. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722; boxoffice@firstontariopac.ca. ; (members). ● 8:00: Massey Hall. Mt. Joy. 178 Victoria St. www.ticketmaster.ca. From . Also Sep 25. ● 8:00: Payadora Tango Ensemble. A Night of Tango with Payadora. Classic and modern tango, originals, and South American folk music. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin & vocals; Drew Jurecka, bandoneon/violin/mandolin; Robert Horvath, piano; Joe Phillips, doublebass & guitar; Elbio Fernandez, vocals. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . Also Nov 15. Wednesday September 27 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Free Concert Series: Mostly Mozart. UofT Opera presents a concert of beloved operatic ensembles by Mozart, augmented by works inspired by the man widely recognized as “one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music.”. Students from UofT Opera. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. www.coc.ca/free-concertseries. Free. ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Nicholas Wanstall, organ. 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark. com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 8:00: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Cowboy Junkies. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Partridge Hall, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905- 688-0722; boxoffice@firstontariopac.ca. .03-.86. Thursday September 28 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Free Concert Series: What is Gaga? Join a dynamic introduction to Gaga, Ohad Naharin’s world renowned movement language, as Fall for Dance North brings his famous work KAMUYOT to their upcoming ninth annual festival, performed by Charlotte Ballet. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. www.coc.ca/free-concertseries. Free. ● 12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Thursday Noon at Met:. Featuring Wagner transcriptions. Jonathan Oldengarm, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. www.metunited.ca/live. Free. LIVE & STREAMED. ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Michael Bridge, accordion. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750 or www.music.utoronto. ca. Free. ● 7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Leisa Way’s Opry Gold. Wayward Wind Band. Burlington Performing Arts Centre - Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50; .50(member). Also Sep 29, 30(2pm & 7:30pm), Oct 1(4pm). ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Sultans of String: Walking Through the Fire. The Rez, A Beautiful Darkness, Black Winged Raven, Our Mother The Earth, and Nîmihito (Dance). Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk; Marc Meriläinen, Shannon Thunderbird, Don Ross, Leela Gilday, and others. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469 or www.flatomarkhamtheatre. ca. (regular); (prime); (YTX). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Poem of Ecstasy. Jimmy López Bellido: Synesthésie (North American Premiere); Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy. Seong-Jin Cho, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Sep 29(7:30pm), 30(8pm). Friday September 29 ● 7:00: Jazz at Durbar. Matt Pines Jazz Trio. Matt Pines, piano; TBA, double-bass; and Rebecca Enkin, vocals. Durbar Indian Restaurant, 2469 Bloor St. W. 416-762-4441 or www.rebeccaenkin.com. . ● 7:00: TD Music Hall. Vancestock XII. Featuring Doc Robinson, Pudding and Sisters & Brothers. 178 Victoria St. www.tickets.mhrth. com. TBA. ● 7:00: Westben. Fall Festival: Kris & Dee. The Campfire, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. 1-877-883-5777 or www.westben.ca. ; (sr); (under 30); (18 and under). ● 7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Leisa Way’s Opry Gold. Wayward Wind Band. Burlington Performing Arts Centre - Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50; .50(member). Also Sep 28, 30(2pm & 7:30pm), Oct 1(4pm). ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Fidelio. Music by Ludwig van Beethoven. Miina- Liisa Vārelā, soprano (Leonore); Clay Hilley, tenor (Florestan); Dimitry Ivaschenko, bass (Rocco); Anna-Sophie Neher, soprano (Marzelline); Josh Lovell, tenor (Jaquino); and other soloists. Canadian Opera Company Chorus & Orchestra; Johannes Debus, conductor; Matthew Ozawa. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231 or 1-800-250-4653 or tickets@coc.ca. Single tickets on sale Aug 28. Also Oct 1(2pm), 7, 12, 14(4:30pm), 18, 20. At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 7:30: Stratford Symphony Orchestra. Indigenous Artists and Sultans of String Walking Though the Fire: A Trailblazing Canada’s TWELFTH CARILLON has been installed at YORKMINSTER PARK! And we have planned a weekend of celebration. Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1 With special guest Dr. Andrea McCrady, Dominion Carillonneur from the Peace Tower in Ottawa. Friday at 7:00 pm: YP Speakers Series Lecture Saturday at 4:00 pm: Inaugural Recital Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Dedication and Recital Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge Street www.yorkminsterpark.com 30 | September 2023 thewholenote.com

Musical Response to the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action. Sultans of String; Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, fiddler; Marc Meriläinen, singer/songwriteriwan), Shannon Thunderbird, singer/songwriter; Don Ross, guitar; and others. Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. www.stratfordsymphony.ca/Walking_Through_Fire. ; (st); Free(under 12). ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Poem of Ecstasy. Jimmy López Bellido: Synesthésie (North American Premiere); Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy. Seong-Jin Cho, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Sep 28(8pm), 30(8pm). ● 8:00: Hugh’s Room Live. Narada Duo. Featuring Aline Morales & Wagner Petrilli. Hugh’s Room Live (New Location), 296 Broadview Ave. www.hughsroomlive.com or www.showpass.com/aline-morales-wagner-petrillirevival/. . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Concert to Commemorate National Day of Truth & Reconciliation. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208; rcmusic.com/ performance. From . ● 8:00: TO Live. Lakecia Benjamin and Phoenix Quartet: Jubilation. Lakecia Benjamin, saxophone. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St. www. tolive.com or 416-366-7723 and 1-800-708- 6754 or boxoffice@tolive.com. From . ● 9:00: Fallsview Casino Resort. Anjelah Johnson-Reyes. Fallsview Casino Resort, Avalon Theatre, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls. 1-877-833-3110 or www.ticketmaster. ca. From . Saturday September 30 ● 10:00am: Westben. Fall Festival: Sounds in Nature. Enjoy a magical autumn morning amidst the ancient splendour of colourful forests, peaceful streams, and turning leaves. Ben Finley & Friends. Willow Hill Amphitheatre, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. 1-877-883-5777 or www.westben.ca. ; (sr); (under 30); (18 and under). Also Oct 1. Meet at Willow Hill and then take a nature walk through the Mary West Nature Reserve followed by refreshments, snacks, and conversations with the artists at the Westben Campfire. ● 2:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Leisa Way’s Opry Gold. Wayward Wind Band. Burlington Performing Arts Centre - Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50; .50(member). Also Sep 28(7:30pm), 29(7:30pm), 30(7:30pm), Oct 1(4pm). ● 2:00: Westben. Fall Festival: George Fox. Willow Hill Amphitheatre, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. 1-877-883-5777 or www. westben.ca. ; (sr); (under 30); (18 and under). ● 3:30: Apocryphonia. GinasterAmirov: Argentine & Azerbaijani Opera and Piano Masterworks. Ginastera: Piano Sonata No.1; Ginastera: Las horas de una estancia; Amirov: Romantic Sonata (Canadian Premiere); Amirov - Excerpts from Sevil. Thera Barclay, soprano; Alexander Cappellazzo, tenor; Narmina Afandiyeva, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 514-378-2558. Pay What You Want(In-person or Eventbrite); /(Supporter Donations/Program Shout-Outs). Also Oct 1(Cosmopolitan Music Hall at 7:30pm). ● 4:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Inaugural Carillon Recital. Dr. Andrea McCrady, Dominion Carillonneur from the Peace Tower in Ottawa. 1585 Yonge St. www. yorkminsterpark.com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 7:00: Annesley United Church. James Brown Trio in Concert. James Brown, guitar; Aline Homzy, violin; Clark Johnston, doublebass. 82 Toronto St. S., Markdale. 519-997- 2727 or www.annesley.events. /(adv); (streaming). LIVE & STREAMED. ● 7:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Eliot Quartet. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-569- 1809 or www.ticketscene.ca/kwcms. ; (st). Program and venue to be confirmed. ● 7:30: Barrie Concerts Association. Spirit ‘20. Works by Ellington, Gershwin, and Ravel. Guy Few, trumpet; Mark Fewer, violin; James Campbell, clarinet; Chloé Dominguez, cello; John Novacek, piano; Christian Sharpe, bassoon. Hiway Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. www.barrieconcerts.org. Live: ; (st). Livestream: ; (st). Available for up to 30 days after the concert. ● 7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Leisa Way’s Opry Gold. Wayward Wind Band. Burlington Performing Arts Centre - Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50; .50(member). Also Sep 28, 29, 30(2pm & 7:30pm), Oct 1(4pm). ● 7:30: Confluence Concerts. Irish Songbook. New and traditional Irish repertoire. Patricia O’Callaghan, soprano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. www.bemusednetwork.com/events. . Pre-concert chat(7:15pm). Also Oct 1(3pm). ● 7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Indigenous Artists and Sultans of String Walking Though the Fire: A Trailblazing Musical Response to the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action. Sultans of String; Alyssa Delbaere- Sawchuk, fiddler; Marc Meriläinen, singer/ songwriteriwan), Shannon Thunderbird, singer/songwriter; Don Ross, guitar; and others. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Partridge Hall, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. www.tinyurl.com/bdch4tyt or 905- 688-0722. ; $29(st univ/college with valid ID); (youth under 18 with valid ID); (under 35); (arts workers with valid ID); 0(Diamond). Also Oct 1(2:30pm). ● 7:30: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Fun and Fanciful. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, for String Sextet; and other works. Guests: Odin Quartet (Alex Toskov, violin; Tanya Charles Iveniuk, violin; Matt Antal, viola; Samuel Bisson, cello) with Odin Quartet, with Jacob Clewell, viola and Ronald Royer, cello. St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Anglican Church, 3333 Finch Ave. E., Scarborough. 647-482- 7761 or www.spo.ca/Concerts. -. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Berlioz: Roman Carnival H95; Respighi: Church Stained Glass Windows (Four Symphonic Impressions); Dvořák: Symphony No.8 in G Op.88. 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: Flato Markham Theatre. Twin Flames & Friends. Jaaji & Chelsey June, Nina Segalowitz, Marie-Celine Charron Einish. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905- 305-7469; www.flatomarkhamtheatre.ca. (regular); (prime); (YTX). ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Feher Conducts Boléro. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol; Dutilleux: Tout un monde lontain ... (A Whole Remote World); Karen Sunabacka: IV. The Prairies; Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (Three-Cornered Hat); Ravel: Boléro. Johannes Moser, cello; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. $29-. Also Oct 1(2:30pm). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Steven Page with Craig Northey, Kevin Fox and special guest Tom Wilson. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208; rcmusic.com/performance. From . ● 8:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Poem of Ecstasy. Jimmy López Bellido: Synesthésie (North American Premiere); Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy. Seong-Jin Cho, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Sep 28(8pm), 29(7:30pm). ● 9:00: Fallsview Casino Resort. Tom Cochrane & Band. Fallsview Casino Resort, OLG Stage, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls. 1-877-833-3110 or www.ticketmaster.ca. From . Sunday October 1 ● 11:00am: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Carillon Dedication and Recital. Dr. Andrea McCrady, Dominion Carillonneur from the Peace Tower in Ottawa. 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark.com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music & Truffles KIDS. Jason Vieaux, guitar. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103; 647-988-2012 (eve/wknd). . ● 2:00: Arraymusic. Public Workshop: Improvisation with Allison Cameron. Open to musicians of any level! Beginners welcome (and encouraged!). Use your instrument as a tool for sound exploration. Work with a professional composer/musician to play and create graphic scores. Have fun in a chill and welcoming environment. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. www.arraymusic.ca. Free. Donations accepted. Also Aug 6 & Sep 10. ● 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Mozart’s Solemn Vespers. Reading for singers and instrumentalists. Thomas Burton, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 647- 458-0213 or www.cammac.ca/toronto. ; (members). ● 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Fidelio. See Sep 29. Also Oct 7, 12, 14(4:30pm), 18, 20. At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 2:00: Westben. Fall Festival: Michael Kaeshammer. Michael Kaeshammer, piano & vocals. The Barn (Campbellford), 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford. 1-877- 883-5777 or www.westben.ca. . ● 2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Feher Conducts Boléro. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol; Dutilleux: Tout un monde lontain ... (A Whole Remote World); Karen Sunabacka: IV. The Prairies; Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (Three-Cornered Hat); Ravel: Boléro. Johannes Moser, cello; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. $29-. Also Sep 30(8pm). ● 2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Indigenous Artists and Sultans of String Walking Though the Fire: A Trailblazing Musical Response to the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action. Sultans of String; Alyssa Delbaere- Sawchuk, fiddler; Marc Meriläinen, singer/ songwriteriwan), Shannon Thunderbird, singer/songwriter; Don Ross, guitar; and others. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Partridge Hall, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. www.tinyurl.com/bdch4tyt or 905-688- 0722. ; $29(st univ/college with valid ID); (youth under 18 with valid ID); (under 35); (arts workers with valid ID); 0(Diamond). Also Sep 30(7:30pm). ● 3:00: Confluence Concerts. Irish Songbook. New and traditional Irish repertoire. Patricia O’Callaghan, soprano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. www.bemusednetwork.com/events. . Pre-concert chat (2:45pm). Also Sep 30(7:30pm). ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Piano Concerts Series: Mahani Teave. Bach: Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in d BWV 903; Chopin: Nocturne in b-flat Op.9 No.1; Chopin: Mazurka in g Op.67 No.2; Chopin: Mazurka in a Op.67 No.4; Chopin: Nocturne in e Op.72 No.1; and works by Arevalo, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208; rcmusic.com/ performance. From . ● 3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Jason Vieaux, classical guitar. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103; 647-988-2012 (eve/ wknd). ; (sr); (st). ● 4:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Leisa Way’s Opry Gold. Wayward Wind Band. Burlington Performing Arts Centre - Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50; .50(member). Also Sep 28(7:30pm), 29(7:30pm), 30(2pm & 7:30pm). ● 4:00: Flute Street. Tenth Anniversary Season: Dances with Flutes. Stravinsky: Dances thewholenote.com September 2023 | 31

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