Galas and Fundraisers
Sep 13 5:00: Mississauga Symphony. Annual Giant Used Book Sale. Books, puzzles, games, CDs, DVDs, music scores, sheet music, and music books at bargain prices. Also Sep 14(10am-8pm), Sep 15(10am-5pm), and Sep 16(11am-3pm). Sheridan Centre Mall, 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy., Mississauga.For information visit mississaugasymphony.ca.
Sep 29 8:15: Kiss CF Goodbye 4: Annual All Ages Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis. Performances by Rock and Roll Over (Canada’s premiere KISS tribute band), Wanted (America’s top Bon Jovi tribute band), Jukebox Heroes (Canada’s premiere Foreigner tribute band). Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. Hosted by Rudy Blair. $20-$30. Tickets at 416-550-7181.
Lectures, Salons and Symposia
Sep 12 6:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Sound Knowledge Lecture Series: Sing Me a Song of Canada! Presented by Robin Elliott and followed by a brief Q & A. Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park. 416-978-3750. $100 + HST for the Series.
Sep 19 6:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Sound Knowledge Lecture Series: What Is This Thing Called Jazz? Presented by Gordon Foote and followed by a brief Q & A. Walter Hall - 80 Queens Park. 416-978-3750. $100 + HST for the Series.
Sep 20 3:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. METH Colloquia. Presented by Jennifer Iverson, University of Chicago. Edward Johnson Building, Room 130, 80 Queens Park. 416-978-3750. Free.
Sep 23 2:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Marc-André Hamelin. Our program will explore the wide range of Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s recordings of works of the established repertoire, as well as the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. For further information, visit theclassicalmusicclubtoronto.org or call John Sharpe at 416-898-2549. Annual membership: $25(regular); $10(sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments.
Sep 24 6:00: Canadian Opera Company/Toronto Public Library. Opera Talks: Intro to the Opera. Join musicologist Margaret Cormier and learn about the fascinating world of opera. In this engaging presentation, she will discuss the evolution of opera and how to navigate its rich music and stories. Richview Library, 1806 Islington Ave. (at Eglinton Ave. W.) . Free admission. Advance registration is not required. Visit learn.coc.ca for more details.
Sep 26 6:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Sound Knowledge Lecture Series: Music, Traumatic Experience, and Survival - From East to West and Then to Now. Presented by Joshua Pilzer and followed by a brief Q & A. Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park. 416-978-3750. $100 + HST for the Series.
Sep 29 10:00am: Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. A Celebration of the Hymn Society’s Centre for Congregational Song. An opportunity to meet the director of the Centre, Brian Hehn, participate in plenaries with presenters of note, attend breakout sessions of interest, and raise your voice in a “big sing” to finish the day. Registration 9:30am. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. Free admission.
Oct 3 6:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Sound Knowledge Lecture Series: Collaborative Improvisation, Music and Social Justice. Presented by Bina John and Nasim Niknafs and followed by a brief Q & A. Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park. 416-978-3750. $100 + HST for the Series.
Oct 4 3:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. METH Colloquia. Presented by Nicholas Mathew, University of California Berkeley. Edward Johnson Building, Room 130, 80 Queens Park. 416-978-3750. Free.
Oct 7 2:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Schubert’s 1818 Compositions. Our program will focus on selections from several works composed two hundred years ago. For further information, visit theclassicalmusicclubtoronto.org or call John Sharpe at 416-898-2549. Annual membership: $25(regular); $10(sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments.
Sep 10 7:00: Gallery 345. Karrin Alysson Masterclass for Jazz Vocalists. Students will be accompanied by Rod Fleeman (guitar) and George Koller (bass). 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-436-8864. $100(participant); $50(audit).
Sep 21 2:00: Canadian Music Centre. Bandoneón Masterclass for Composers. This masterclass will be conducted by Amijai Shalev and will explore the sonorities, textures, harmonic, melodic and polyphonic aspects using both traditional and modern music featuring bandoneón. The event is oriented to composers or arrangers and composition students from all genres. This event will also be livestreamed. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. Free.
Oct 07 4:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Memorial Concert Celebrating the Life of Peter Longworth. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. Contact eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-the-life-of-peter-longworth-tickets-49450894958 to confirm attendance. Free.
Sep 11 7:00: Chorus York. Open Rehearsal and Meet-&-Greet. Interested singers for all voice parts are invited to sit in on a rehearsal, meet the director, mingle with the choir, and enjoy some refreshments. Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. For more information visit chorusyork.ca or call 905-884-7922.
Sep 11 7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Open Rehearsal. Interested singers for all voice parts are invited to sit in on a rehearsal, meet the director, and mingle with the choir. The choir also welcomes non-singing associate members and volunteers. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. For more information visit etobicokecentennialchoir.ca, email info@ etobicokecentennialchoir.ca or call 416-433-5495.
Sing-alongs, Jams, Circles
Sep 22 11:30am: SweetWater Music Festival. Classical Jam. Community playalong; open to all players at any level. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Harmony Centre, 890 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound. 519-371-2833. Free.
Sep 23 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. coc.ca. $20(adults); $15(sr/st).
Sep 7 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. Guests: $15. 416-480-1853. Refreshments included.
Sep 9 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Avery MacLean. St. Leonard’s Church, Canon Dykes Memorial Room, 25 Wanless Ave. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. $20. 416-779-5750.
Sep 10 & 17 7:30: North Toronto Community Band. Open Rehearsal. Adult musicians (winds, brass and percussion) are invited to join with the Band as it begins its fall season of rehearsals under the direction of conductor Danny Wilks. Lawrence Park Collegiate, 125 Chatsworth Dr. Please pre-register at 416-481-8183 or www.ntcband.ca.
Sep 16 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Handel’s Israel in Egypt. Daniel Taylor, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-781-4745. $10; $6(members).