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Volume 11 Issue 8 - May 2006

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CONCERT LISTINGS Toronto

CONCERT LISTINGS Toronto & nearby Plans change! Always call ahead to confirm details with presenters. Concerts: Further Afield PAGE 52 Music Theatre/Opera PAGE 55 Jazz Clubs, QuickPicks PAGE 81 Announcements/Lectures Seminars/Etcetera PAGE 57 Monday May 01 - 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music Community School. RCM Percussion Ensembles. Paul Houle, director. Concert Hall, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824 ext.321. Free. - 8:00: East York Concert Band. Music from the Movies! Larisa Renee, songwriter/ vocals. Blue Danube Restaurant, 1686 Ellesmere Rd. 416-266-1958. .50. - 8:00: Toronto Theatre Organ Society/ Organ ix 06. Wurlitzer Pops at Casa Loma. Lew Williams, organ. 1 Austin Terrace. 416- 499-6262. . Tuesday May 02 - 1 :DO: St. James' Cathedral. Music at Midday. Christopher Jacobsen, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364- 7865. Free. - 7:00: Alchemy. AnHourofChamberMusic. Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria for cello and piano; Saint Saens: Sonata for bassoon and piano; Bruch: Four Pieces for clarinet, cello and piano; Bach: Arioso for cello and piano; Frackenpohl: Two Rags for cello and bassoon; Mendelssohn: Concertstucke for clarinet, bassoon and piano. Ronda Rindone, clarinet; Larkin Hinder, bassoon; Jennifer Brunton, cello; Marcia Beach and Meri Gee, piano. Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street. 416-964- 9231. Free. - 8:00: Hugh's Room. The Plumbers' Ball. Wexford Collegiate Music Theatre cast of Urinetown; guests: Nancy White; Bob Johnston; Stone Fox & others. 2261 Dundas St. West. 416-531-6604. (advance), (door), O(st). Fundraiser for Hugh's Room's bathroom upgrade. Wednesday May 03 - 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Sharon Beckstead, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. - 2:30: Alchemy.AnHourofChamber Music. Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria for cello and piano; Saint Saens: Sonata for bassoon and piano; Bruch: Four Pieces for clarinet, cello and piano; Bach: Arioso for cello and piano; Frackenpohl: Two Rags for cello and bassoon; Mendelssohn: Concertstiicke for clarinet, bassoon and piano. Ronda Rindone, clarinet; Larkin Hinder, bassoon; Jennifer Brunton, cello; Marcia Beach and Meri Gee, piano. Valleyview Residence, 541 Finch Avenue West. 416-398- 0555. Free. - 5:45: Royal Conservatory of Music Community School. RCM Orff Ensembles. Allison Kenny-Gard house, Catherine West, directors. Concert Hall, 90 Croatia St. 416- 408-2824 ext.321. Free. - 6:00: Organix 06. A Tribute to Ruth Watson Henderson. Chromatic Partita; Ode to Newfoundland; Suite for Organ and Violin (premiere). Etsuko Kimura, violin; Bart Woomer!, trumpet; William O'Meara, organ. St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph St. 416- 241-9785. $ 5. - 7:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. J. S. Bach: Mass in B Minor. Suzie Le Blanc, Catherine Webster, sopranos; Matthew White, countertenor; Pascal Charbonneau, tenor; Nathaniel Watson, baritone; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; lvars Taurins, director. Trinity­ St.Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964- 6337. -, -. - 7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Spring Concert. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen's Park. 416- 410-2254. . - 8:00: Dancemakers. Absences. Serge Bennathan, artistic director; Eve Egoyan, piano. Premier Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queen's Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; -(sr/st/CADA). For complete run see music theatre listings. - 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. In Your Ear opens Deep Wireless. Live radio variety-style cabaret, several performers. Drake Hotel, Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. 416- 910- 7231. (at door), (advance/st). - 8:00: Small World Music. Fourth Annual South Asian Music Festival: Bollywood Fever. Gurpreet Chana, TC Raas Band, Devika Math· ur, Sundar Viswanathan, DJ medicineman & other performers. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. West. 416-588-0307. (advance), earshot concerts presents earshot # 18 "', GYORGY KURTAG KRISTIN MUELUR·HEAUIP ~ c) \'"·-----"""' c) CHRISTIAN ROBIN~~~"' (door). Fundraiser for children in Bangladesh. - 8:30: Hugh's Room. Kevin Breit & FolkAlarm. 2261 Dundas St. West. 416-531 -6604. (advance), (door). Thursday May 04 - 12:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Montgomery Consort: All in a Garden Green. Music for viols by Jenkins, Caprario & Holborne. Sheila Smyth & Laura Jones, treble viols; Joelle Morton, tenor viol; Marilyn Fung & Valerie Sylvester, bass viols. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Admission by donation. - 2:00:Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky & Sibelius. Schafer: Scorpius; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1; Sibelius: Symphony #1. Simon Trpceski, piano; Tania Miller, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. .50-$ 68.50. - 7:00: Eric Warner/Music Gallery. Over the Top Festival: Grizzly Bear with Gentleman Reg & Now Yr Taken. Celebrating the diversity of underground independent music. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John. 416- 204-1080. Call for ticket prices. - 8:00: Andrew Lloyd Webber. Song & Dance. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Don Black. Louise Pitre, Rex Harrington, Evelyn Hart, perfonTers; Wayne Sleep, choreography; Trudy Moffatt, director/producer. Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. 416- 870-8000. - (previews). For complete run see music theatre listings. - 8:00: Crooked Figure Dances/Volcano. DESPAIR ... and other conundrums. Programme of theatrical dance works combining words, movement & music. Kate Alton, Alli· son Rees-Cummings, Danielle Baskerville, Emma Lu Romerein, Ross Manson & other performers. Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen St. West. 416-538-0988. ,. For complete run see music theatre listings. - 8:00: DanceWorks. Corpus Dance Projects: Two is Company. Peter Mundinger, composer; Sylvie Bouchard, David Danzon, choreography/artistic directors. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416- 973-4000. , (sr/st/CADA/WIFT/ SCDS). For complete run see music theatre listings. - 8:00: Drury Lane Theatrical Productions. The last Resort. A Canadian musical mystery. Donna Dunn-Albert, music director. 2269 New St., Burlington. 905-637 -3979. , (sr/st), (under 12). For complete run see music theatre listings. - 8:00: Scarborough Music Theatre. Cabaret. Music by Kander, lyrics by Ebb. Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-396-4049. ; (sr/st/grps 15+ ). For complete run see music theatre listings. - 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. J. S. Bach: Mass in B Minor. Trinity-St.Paul's Centre. See May 3. -8:30: Hugh's Room.KieranKane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin CD Release Concert. Guest: Mr. Chill & The Witnesses. 2261 Dundas St. West. 416-531-6604. (advance), (door). Friday May 05 - 7:00: Eric Warner/Music Gallery. Over the Top Festival: The Nihilist Spasm Band with Awesome & I Have Eaten the City. Celebrating the diversity of underground independ- ~J~~~ Lydia Adams, Conductor CELEBRATION Harry Freedman, Mary Morrison Friday, May 5, 2006 7:30 pm Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West, Toronto Guest artists: Amadeus Chamber Singers and The Aeolian Winds A concert honouring the artistic brilliance and immense contributions of these two Canadian musicians. Works include Voices, Tokaido, 1838, Valleys and Shakespeare Songs SPECIAL CD LAUNCH: Centrediscs, Canadian Music Centre SPECIAL BOOK PRESENTATION: Music Makers The Lives of Harry Freedman and Mary Morrison Walter Pitman/Dundurn Press Lobby Reception Following the Concert Bis Canada Council Consell des Arts ©, for the Arts du Canada Anarm 's length body of theCityo1Toron to to ro n tdartsb OU n C j I FOR INFORMATION OR TICKETS CALL 416-217-0537 Monday to Friday 9 am • 5 pm WWW. THEWHOL

ent music. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John. 416-204-1080. Call for ticket prices. - 7:00: Oakville's Age of Enlightenment Orchestra. Premiere Concert. Cimarosa: Double Flute Concerto; Vivaldi: Double Flute Concerto; Handel: Harp Concerto; Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto (Andantino); Bach: arias. Milan Brunner, Joan Browne, flutes; Sharlene Wallace, harp; Janet Obermeyer, soprano; John Laing, organ; Charles Demuynck, conductor. St. John's United Church, 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-338-2360. , $ l 5(sr/st). - 7:00: Stephanie Domingues, soprano. "From the Heart" Concert. Guests: lleah Rosella, Stephanie Yelovich, sopranos; Linda Fletcher, soprano/pianist; Nick Settimi, tenor; Clare Frazer, baritone & other performers. Walton Memorial United Church, 2489 Lakeshore Rd West, Oakville. 905-827-1643. ,. - 7:30: Elmer lseler Singers.Celebration: Harry Freedman & Mary Morrison. Music includes: Voices; Tokaido; 1838; Valleys & Shakespeare Songs; launch of Freedman retrospective CD and Pitman's book Music Makers - The lives of Harry Freedman and Mary Morrison. Guests: Amadeus Chamber Singers; The Aeolian Winds; Lawrence Cherney, English horn; Lydia Adams, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St W. 416-217-0537. , (sr/st). - 8:00: Brampton Lyric Opera. Hansel & Gretel. By Humperdinck. With chamber orchestra. Heritage Theatre, 86 Main St. N., Brampton. 905-874-2800. - +. For complete run see music theatre listings. - 8:00: Earshot Concerts. Kafka Fragmente. Kurtag: settings of Kafka's writings. Kristin Mueller-Heaslip, soprano; Christian Robinson, violin. Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen St. W. 416-655-6556. , O(members/ sr), (st). - 8:00: Ouodlibet Chamber Choir. The Sacred Word. Works by Palestrina, Brahms, Victoria, Biebl, Bruckner & others. Arthur Wenk, director. St. Leonard's Anglican Church, 25 Wanless Ave. 416-621-1234. , O(sr/st). - 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. J. S. Bach: Mass in B Minor. Trinity -S t.Paul's Centre. See May 3. - 8:00: Tempus Choral Society. Swing into Spring Annual Spring Concert. Jazz, swing and Broadway classics. Guest: Big Band Sophistocated Swing. Program of jazz, swing & Broadway classics. St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas St. W ., Oakville. 905- 845-0551 x3. . - 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky & Sibelius. Roy Thomson Hall. See May 4 2:00. Note this performance: - $115. - 8:00: Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra. Anniversary Concert. Music by Zdechlik, Sparke, Reed, Hazo, Arnold & Hindemith. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park. 416- 481-9099. ,. - 8:30: Hugh's Room. Jesse Winchester. Opening set: The Undesirables. 2261 Dundas St. West. 416-531 -6604. (advance), (door) - 9:00: Small World Music. The Parachute Club. Chendy Leon Jr., Alberto Alberto, Alexis Paro, performers. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. West. 416-588-0307. (advance), (door). Saturday May 06 - 1 :30 & 3:30: Toronto Symphony Or· chestra. The Mischievous Adventures of the Rascally Rhythm. An interactive adventure with rhythm. Works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, & others. Recommended for ages 5 +. Tania Miller, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. .50,. - 7:00: Eric Warner/Music Gallery. Over the Top Festival: Chad Vangaalen with The Dirty Projectors & Mayor McCa. Celebrating the diversity of underground independent music. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John. 416-204-1080. Call for ticket prices. - 7:30: Canadian Concert & Recital Art· ists. Benefit Concert for Doctors Without Borders. Vocal/instrumental concert. East York Choir, Janet Catherine Dea, Paul Bartlett, Robert de Vrij, Maria Thorburn & other performers; Jenny Grober, piano. St. John's Norway Church, 4 70 Woodbine Ave. 416-691 - 9832. ,. - 7:30: Church of the Master.Anniversary Musical Evening. Encore Symphonic Concert Band; John Edward Liddle, artistic director. 3385 Lawrence Ave. E. 416-431-0333. . - 7:30: Clarkson Community Concerts. Peter Appleyard in Concert. Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Cr., Mississauga. 905-855-0112. , $ l 8(sr/st). - 7:30: Diva! Diva! Diva! Opera Night. Puccini's La Boheme with story format. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416- 469-3865. , $ l 5(sr), $ lO(st/ch), (fam). - 7:30: Etobicoke Youth Choir.Spring Concert. Pascal Du Perron, accompanist; Louise Jardine, music director. Westway United Church, 8 Templar Ave. 416-231-9120. , free(under 12). - 7:30: Mississauga Choral Society. 0 Clap Your Hands, Too/Parry: I was Glad; Allit· sen: The Lord is my Light; Wood: Hail, Glad- dening Light & other works. St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga. 416- 4881156. - 7:30: Music at Metropolitan/Organ ix 06. Music for Organ and Violin. Karg-Elert, Marchand, Albinoni, Wagner, Moza rt & other works. Jacques lsraelievitch, violin; Elke Volker, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416 241-9785. . - 7:30: Oakham House Choir of Ryerson University. Vienna City of My Dreams. Church music by Schubert; Brahms' waltzes; excerpts from light-hearted operettas by Lehar & Strauss. Guests: Kyra Milan, coloratura soprano; Toronto Sinfonietta Strings; Alexander Kats, piano; Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-699-3390. $ l 8(advance), (door), O(st.) - 7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Beethoven's Thirds. Beethoven: Symphony #3 in E flat Op. 55; Piano Concerto #3 inc Op. 37. Charlene Millin, soloist; David Rehmer, music director. Central Baptist Church, 340 Rebecca St., Oakville. 905-337-1083. , $ l 5(sr/s t), $ 5(under 12). - 7:30: Runnymede United Church. Spring Rhapsody: Chamber Music for flute, cello & piano. Works by Haydn, Chopin, Czerny & others. Susan Kutertan, flute; Teimour t). _J .// ;, C.YJ: ,,/' Cimarosa: Double Flute Concerto .'./a/r:tl-UW ~JP' ':7 crn/lnh~ Vivaldi: Double Flute Concerto Handel: Harp Concerto "{(! er·· , 4 .1 . . , Bach: Arias & Mozart: Andantino '/ n:/te!,t?a, from Flute and Harp Concerto Charles Demuynck, Guest Conductor Milan Brunner & Joan Browne, flute Sharlene Wallace, h arp; J ohn Laing, organ Janet Obermeyer, soprano Friday, May 5, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. St. John's United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville Tickets ( Senior/Student) at L'Atelier Grigorian 905-338-2360, or at the door ETOBICOKE YOUTH CHOIR Louise Jardine, Music Director MAY 1 - ] UNE 7 2006 SPRING CONCERT - 7:30 PM MAY 6 (see Concert Listings - Toronto) NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Ages 7-17 416.231.9120 eyc.secretary@sympatico.ca WWW.THEWHOLENOTE. COM Saturday, May 6, ?.006 at 8 pr.. Sunday, May 'I, 2006 at 3 p.m . Grace Church on the HiL 300 Lor,sdale Road, Toronto F.W 'JLAR s20 SENIJ RS/0T:JDEJ !TS ?. c:1::...cr

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