The ETCeteras - October 2014

 Galas and Fundraisers 

Oct 4 7:30: Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. Bows & Birchbark - Come as you are Party. Casual event with finger foods, cash bar, silent auction, live music by members of PSO. Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough. 705-742-1992. $40.

Oct 16 9:00: Canadian Opera Company. Operanation: Light Up the Night. Gala fundraiser featuring music, dancing, fashion, culinary arts and visual arts with a Spanish theme. Performance by the COC Ensemble Studio and a guest contemporary musician. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $150.
www.operanation.ca

Oct 22 7:00: Coalition for Music Education. Casa Musica, An Evening of Music and Meaning. Inaugural fundraising gala hosted by JUNO-winning jazz vocalist Kellylee Evans; special guest speaker and musician Colonel Chris Hadfield; performers include the Gryphon Trio; singer/songwriter Marc Jordan; singer/songwriter Amanda Martinez. Pre-event VIP reception features an ensemble of young musicians from The National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. www.musicmakesus.ca/casamusica. $150. Funds raised from the evening will support Youth for Music, a new program of the Coalition for Music Education.

Oct 30 5:30: Ken Page Memorial Trust. Annual Jazz Fundraiser saluting the Swing Wizards.Cocktail reception, gala dinner, grand raffle prizes. Lifetime Achievement Award to Bob Ross. Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-515-0200. $170 ($90 tax receipt).

Oct 30 9:00pm: Tafelmusik. Baroque + Beer: Hallowe’en Madness Edition. A Tafelmusik Quartet performs, accompanied by a pairing of beer samples from McAuslan Brewery. TRANZAC, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-964-6337. $20(adv); $25(door). Open to audience members ages 18-35 (must show valid ID for beer samples).

 Competitions 

Oct 20 11:00am: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Senior Competition: First Round. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. 416-231-7709. Free.

Oct 21 11:00am: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Senior Competition: Second Round. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. 416-231-7709. Free.

Oct 22 10:30am: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Junior Competition: Preliminary Round, Day One. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. 416-231-7709. Free.

Oct 23 10:30am: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Junior Competition: Preliminary Round, Day Two. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. 416-231-7709. Free.

Oct 23 7:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Junior Competition: Finals. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. 416-231-7709. Free.

Oct 24 1:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Senior Competition: Finals. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. 416-231-7709. Free.

Nov 1 (deadline to apply): Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Young Composers Competition 2014. Canadian composers ages 32 and under. Winning composition will be performed by the ETO; cash prizes presented. 416-239-5665. For details:
jmonk@eporchestra.ca;
www.eporchestra.ca

Nov 28 (deadline to apply): Toronto Sinfonietta. Ninth annual concerto competition for the best performance of a solo work with orchestra. Gala concert of competition winners is Sat Feb 21, 2015. Age categories: under 16, 16-19. Rules and application forms at www.torontosinfonietta.com.

 Demonstrations and Tours 

Oct 5, 12, 19 and 26 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. Tour the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. 90 ­minute tours including backstage access to wig rooms, dressing rooms, orchestra pit and more. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $20; $15(sr/st).

Oct 18: University of Toronto. Fall Campus Day. Explore the Faculty of Music and the Edward Johnson Building. Talk to students and professors, learn about courses and programs and attend a rehearsal or concert. Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.

 Festivals, Fairs, Festivities 

To Oct 5, various: Small World Music Festival. Various concerts and events around the city highlighting music from Serbia, Trinidad, Iran, Germany, Pakistan and more. For individual concert listings, see listings Section A. www.smallworldmusic.com.

Oct 17 6:30: Trillio. 6th Annual Baroquetoberfest. Festival of Oktoberfest foods, to the accompaniment of baroque music by German composers including Bach, Telemann and Handel, played on period instruments (recorders, viola da gambas, baroque oboe, and harpsichord). St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy St. E., Kingston. Information and reservations: Ljs2@queensu.ca, 613-634-9312. $40(includes concert and food).

 Lectures, Salons, Symposia 

Oct 5 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Falstaff - everyone loves a fat man. Guest speaker: John Rutherford, speaker of the COC President’s Council. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg. Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. $10.

Oct 6 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance. New Music 101: Arraymusic with Martha Baillie, and Music in the Barns. Arraymusic and author Martha Baillie demonstrate complementary musical and literary narratives, performing compositions by Nic Gotham written for Baillie’s The Search For Heinrich Schlögel. Music in the Barns demonstrates performances mixing acoustic instruments and live electronic processing. Hosted by The WholeNote’s David Perlman. Hinton Learning Theatre, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. 416-961-6601 x207. Free. Also Oct 7 at Palmerston Library.

Oct 7 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance. New Music 101: Arraymusic with Martha Baillie, and Music in the Barns. Arraymusic and author Martha Baillie demonstrate complementary musical and literary narratives, performing compositions by Nic Gotham written for Baillie’s The Search For Heinrich Schlögel. Music in the Barns demonstrates performances mixing acoustic instruments and live electronic processing.Hosted by The WholeNote’s David Perlman. Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Ave. 416-961-6601 x207. Free. Also Oct 6 at Toronto Reference Library.

Oct 11 3:00: Musideum. Indian Music Seminar. With celebrated sarod player, composer, conductor, arranger, educator, writer and music critic, Goutam Ghosh. 401 Richmond St. W., Suite. 133. 416-599-7323. $10.

Oct 14 1:30: Oakville Opera Guild. Tea with Opera: Today’s Young Singers and the Future of Opera. Guest: Michael Albano, U of T Opera Division resident stage director. Oakville Central Library auditorium, Navy St., Oakville. 905-337-0477. $10(minimum donation). Proceeds to scholarship awarded annually to a young Canadian singer studying at U of T Opera Division.

Oct 17 7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. Squeezebox featuring Michael Bridge. Join us as accordion wunderkind Michael Bridge takes us on a musical journey of the accordion from Bayan to the Roland digital accordion. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free, PWYC reserved seating available.

Oct 18 3:00: Arraymusic. Allison Cameron Lectures on the Arctic Circle & Performs.Composer (former Arraymusic artistic director) Allison Cameron presents a talk, videos and performance focusing on her recent travels to the Arctic. The Array Space, 155 Walnut St. (2nd floor). 416-532-3019. PWYC.

Oct 20 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Geiger-Torel Lecture. Given by German-born conductor Johannes Debus, music director of the Canadian Opera Company. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.

Oct 21 7:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. Chopin’s Third Piano Sonata, Op. 58: Late Style and Performance Considerations. Lecture / Recital by Dr. Adam Zukiewicz. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. 416-231-7709. $20.

Oct 22 7:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. Liszt and the Keyboard. Lecture by Dr. Alan Walker. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. 416-231-7709. $20.

Oct 24 8:00: Oakville Opera Guild. Tea with Opera: Tempest and Tranquillity, The Symbolism of Weather in Opera. Guest: Muriel Smith, Canadian Opera Company. Call for location. 905-337-0477. $10(minimum donation). Proceeds to scholarship awarded annually to a young Canadian singer studying at U of T Opera Division.

Nov 1 and 2: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. In Memoriam: Edward Laufer.A celebration of the musical and intellectual legacy of Professor Emeritus Edward C. Laufer (1938-2014) by his friends and colleagues, featuring rare performances of his compositions and presentations about his analytical work. Details to follow. 416-408-0208.

Nov 01 8:00: Royal Conservatory/Songwriters Association of Canada. Music Mix: Bluebird North. Canadian songwriters discuss the songwriting process and the stories behind the songs. Blair Packham, host. Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $25.

Nov 2 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Canadian Opera Stars at Covent Garden. Visual presentation by guest speaker Wayne Gooding, editor of Opera Canada. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. $10.

 Masterclasses 

Oct 18 3:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. James Anagnoson Masterclass. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Road Mississauga. 416-231-7709. Free.

Nov 3 7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Opera Masterclass with Catherine Wyn-Rogers, John R. Stratton visitor in music. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.

Nov 4 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Art Song Masterclass with Catherine Wyn-Rogers, John R. Stratton visitor in music. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.

Screenings

Oct 8 7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra/Zoetic Theatre. HPO Movie Night at The Zoetic: Ray (2004). Biographical film focusing on 30 years of the life of rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. Starring Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington. Zoetic Theatre, 526 Concession St. (at Upper Wentworth) Hamilton. 905-526-7756. Pre-Film Feature: Exclusive interview with HPO horn player Neil Spaulding about what it was like to play with Ray Charles in a series of concerts in the 1990s.

 Singalongs, Jams, Circles 

Oct 18 10:30am-1:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday: Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Join TMC associate conductor Caron Daley for a choral sing-along of selections from Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and The Creation. All voices and levels of experience welcome. Sheet music will be provided. Cameron Hall, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422 x223. $10 (includes refreshments).

Nov 1 8:00: Arraymusic. Evening of Improvisation. With artistic director Rick Sacks, some of Toronto’s finest musicians, friends and out-of-town guests, heralding a return to the Columbia U Radio jams or the great tradition of CCMC Music Gallery evenings. The Array Space, 155 Walnut St. (2nd floor). 416-532-3019. PWYC.

Spoken Word, Performance Art

Oct 4 7:00pm-7:00am: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche/UofT Faculty of Music. Songs of the Night. Enriched contemporary interaction of poetic and musical language in the classical art song genre. Produced by the Student Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Singing at the University of Toronto (SNATS U of T); features students from Voice Studies and Collaborative Piano Studies. Main lobby, Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.

Oct 4 - Nov 3: New Adventures in Sound Art. 13th Annual SOUNDplay series. Includes multi-media performances, installations and screenings; opens with a Scotiabank Nuit Blanche presentation of Hive 2.0 by Hopkins Duffield and features performances by Jaap Blonk, Mugbait, Ian Jarvis, Eric Boivin, fourthousandblackbirds and more, as well as a special edition of SoundScary for the annual Boo! at the Barns family hallowe’en party. NAISA Space, 601 Christie St. #252. www.soundplay.ca

Oct 9 12:10: University of Toronto/Jackman Humanities Institute. Thursdays at Noon: Humour, Play and Games. The Cecilia String Quartet and Gryphon Trio explore humour, play and games through the lens of instrumental chamber music, featuring Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 20 No. 4 and selections from Haydn’s piano trios, as well as a recent work by Canadian composer Michael Oesterle. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.

Oct 10 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. Polyphtong by Jaap Blonk. World renowned Dutch sound artist Jaap Blonk presents his multichannel performance work, realized at CCRMA at Stanford University in 2012. Spatial placement and movement are extended by electronic means. The phonetic concepts of diphthong and approximant are an important focus in the more meditative sections of the work. It also uses the techniques of Blonk’s cheek synthesizer: many kinds of stereo mouth sounds driven by sheer air, ranging from very low to extremely high pressures. NAISA Space, 601 Christie St. #252. www.soundplay.ca $10.

Oct 18 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. Life Revisited. Through video music screenings, interactive mobile performances and live electronic improvisations, Life Revisited contemplates the relentless cycles of life: the spontaneity of invention and re-birth, as well as its impermanence. Features Crowdscoring an interactive performance of by Elliott Fienberg, untitled/revisited performed by Eric Boivin and fourthousandblackbirds, and screenings by Rick Sacks and Dominic F Marceau/Eric Boivin. NAISA Space, 601 Christie St. #252. www.soundplay.ca $10.

Oct 21 8:00: Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. Young Drunk Punk. Written and performed by Bruce McCulloch. To launch McCulloch’s new book Let’s Start a Riot: a Series of Bravery and Stupidity, with stand-up, live music and assorted autobiographical insights.Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West. www.torontosketchfest.com $39. Includes book signing and post-show reception.

Oct 23 - Nov 9 8:00: Red One Theatre Collective. The Skriker. Play by Caryl Churchill, incorporating physical theatre, mask, dance and a world premiere score composed by Andy Trithardt; a completely immersive experience in a dark and twisted world. The Storefront Theatre, 955 Bloor St. W. www.secureaseat.com $20(Oct 23-26); $15(Oct 29-Nov 2) ; $25(Nov 5-9).

Oct 25 5:00 - 10:00pm: New Adventures in Sound Art. Boo! at the Barns Event. SoundScary events include a chance for adults and children to turn their voices into something devilishly scary. The Covered Street, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. (look for the NAISA Soundscary table). 416-652-5115. Free.

Oct 25 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. Sound Visions. Abstract sound materials evoke for the sound artists visual sensations while works with video on the program suggest symbiotic connections between their visual and auditory elements. Features The Inevitability of Objects performed by Ian Jarvis, sound art works by Sarah Peebles, Linda Antas and Joao Pedro Oliveira, as well as screenings of works by VTR (Wiktor Podgorski) and John Kamevaar. NAISA Space, 601 Christie St. #252. www.soundplay.ca $10.

Oct 28 8:00: Rose Theatre Brampton. 360 ALLSTARS. A radical urban circus boasting a stellar cast, including world champion athletes, world-class dancers and world-renowned musicians. Reinventing the traditional circus by presenting contemporary performance styles instead of conventional circus art forms. 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905-874-2800. $35; $25.

Nov 1 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. Terminal Noise. A program of sound art works considers the links between the deceased and the living in this All Saint’s Day concert followed by a noise art performance by the live electronics duo Mugbait. Featured is Gelded Eyes performed by Mugbait, and works by Norah Lorway, Dan Tramte, Vanessa Sorce-Lévesque and Nick Storring. NAISA Space, 601 Christie St. #252. www.soundplay.ca $10.

Nov 3 7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. New Music 101: Reference Library Mobile Performance. Works from past NAISA performances will be the basis for exploring the acoustics of the Toronto Reference Library with a mobile performance walk using Audio Spotlight directional speakers. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. www.soundplay.ca Free.

Workshops

Oct 3 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for recorders and other early instruments. Refreshments included. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-480-1853. $15; members free.

Oct 7 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Performance Class for Singers. Third and fourth-year undergraduate students perform. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.

Oct 13 12:15 to 1:00: Harbourfront Centre.Making a Song with Sophia Perlman.Join the Perl half of PERLHAZE, singer/songwriter Sophia Perlman, for a song-making workshop that the whole family can do together. We will write, arrange and perform a theme song for HarbourKIDS Fall 4 U. And later on, we’ll sing it for the whole crowd at the Redpath Stage. Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4600.

Oct 13 3:30 to 4:15. Harbourfront Centre. Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo” with Sistema Toronto. Watch Sistema ensemble members demonstrate different musical instruments, and then you can try holding and even playing them yourself. Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4600.

Oct 14 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Performance Class for Singers. Second-year undergraduate students perform. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.

Oct 18 1:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. Discovering the Dances: Workshop and Demonstration with Polish Dance Ensemble. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. 416-231-7709. $20.

Oct 19 1:00-4:00: Arraymusic/Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan. Array/Evergreen Community Gamelan Meetup #2. Play beautiful Indonesian instruments, along with a huge collection of percussion instruments (gongs, bowls, vibes, marimba, drums, djembe, congas, bells, chimes, shells and more). The Array Space 155 Walnut St. (2nd floor). 416-532-3019. $10.

Oct 19 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for Singers and Instrumentalists. Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony. Simon Capet, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-386-0258. $10; $6(members).

Oct 21 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Performance Class for Singers: “Rock” Musicians. Jane Leibel, soprano, Vernon Regehr, cello, Maureen Volk, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.

Oct 24 11:00am-1:00: University of T Faculty of Music. Morten Lauridsen Choral Composition Workshop. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free (limited seating)

Oct 24 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for recorders and other early instruments. Scott Paterson, coach. Refreshments included. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-480-1853. $20; $5(members).

Oct 28 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Performance Class for Singers: “Mélodies en Duo.” Singers of the French Mélodie classes with Nathalie Paulin and Mia Bach, pianist. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.

Nov 1 2:00 CAMMAC Toronto Region. Cello Workshop led by Sybil Shanahan. Focusing on excerpts from orchestral repertoire. Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-386-0258.$30; $25(members).


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