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Volume 12 - Issue 6 - March 2007

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24Master ChoraleFri, Mar 2 at 7:30 pmVictoria College Chapel.()No Passport Required - Musicby Holman and Lauridsen.Brad Ratzlaff, conductor.Aviv/Tokai QuartetsMon, Mar 5 at 7:30 pmWalter Hall. ($12)Schubert: Quintet in C, withShauna Rolston, celloShostakovich: Piano Quartet,with James Parker, pianoMendelssohn: OctetGerald FinleyMaster ClassWed, Mar 7 at 3:30 pmWalter Hall. FreeRiki Turofsky MasterclassSeries in Voice.MacMillan SingersSat, Mar 10 at 7:30 pmVictoria College Chapel.()German Romantic ChoralMusic. Agnes Grossmann,guest conductor.John Beckwith 80thBirthday CelebrationSun, Mar 11 at 2:30 pmWalter Hall. FreeA musical tribute to the greatCanadian composer, historian,educator and former Dean ofthe Faculty of Music.7 O'ClockSwing BandTues, Mar 13 at 7:30 pmWalter Hall. FreeJohn Jasavala, director.BOX OFFICE416-978-3744Hours: 1- 7 pm, Mon - FriSenior/student prices in bracketsOpera: The Rape ofLucretia (Britten)Mar 15 -17 at 7:30 pmMar 18 at 2:30 pmMacMillan Theatre. ()Stephen Ralls, conductorJennifer Tarver, directorTafelmusik ConcertFri, Mar 23 at 12:00 pmWalter Hall. FreeThe Baroque-Ensemble-in­Residence performs a freeconcert led by Jeanne Lamon.Erika Raum, violinLydia Wong, pianoFri, Mar 23 at 7:30 pmWalter Hall. ($12)Faculty Artist SeriesCzerny's Grand Sonata andPenderecki's Sonata No. 2Wind EnsembleSat, Mar 24 at 7:30 pmMacMillan Theatre. ()Celerbation of Exploration- Music by Geoffrey Poole,Dan Welcher and Tim Mahr.Gillian MacKay, conductorVocal Jazz EnsembleThurs, Mar 29 at 7:30 pmWalter Hall. ()Lisa Martinelli, directorU of T SymphonyOrchestra & ChoirsFri, Mar 30 at 7:30 pmMacMillan Theatre. ()Bruckner: Te DeumMahler: Symphony No. 1Agnes Grossmann, guestconductor.Symphonic WindsSat, Mar 31 at 7:30 pmMacMillan Theatre. ()Student concerto competitionwinner. Music by Copland ,Sparke & Reed. JeffreyReynolds, conductor.CONCERT LISTINGSToronto & GTAIn this issue: Metro Toronto, Brampton, Clarkson, Kleinburg,Markham, Mississauga, Oakville, Thornhill.Concerts beyond the GTA PAGE 44Music Theatre/Opera/Dance PAGE 50Jazz in the Club PAGE 52Announcements/Lectures/Etcetera PAGE 53Performers and repertoire change!Events are sometimes postponed or cancelled .Call ahead to confirm details with presenters.Thursday March 01- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Piano VirtuosoSeries: la Valse. Liszt-Gounod: Waltz from operaFaust; Chopin: Waltz in A-flat, Op.69/1; Waltz inc-sharp, Op.64/2; Waltz in A-flat, Op.34/1;Prokofiev: Waltz from Cinderella ballet; McConnell:Naschmarkt Waltz; Ravel: La Valse. EllenAn nor-Adjei, piano. Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. West. 416-363-8231.Free.- 12: 15: Metropolitan United Church.Noon at Met Organ Recital: Patricia Wright. TheSt. Clotilde tradition. 56 Queen St. East. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.- 6:30: Bata Shoe Museum. Two-Tone Thursdays:Jazz at the Ba ta Shoe Museum. Music ofThelonious Monk. Marilyn Lerner and the UglyBeauties Trio: Marilyn Lerner, piano; MatthewBrubeck, cello; Nick Frasier, drums. 327 Bloor St.W. 416-979- 7799 x242. PWYC, suggested.- 7:30: York University Depanment ofMusic. le Salon du Chant. Young singers in theclassical voice program perionn arias, duets,trios and arts songs. Raisa Nakhmanovich, piano;Catherine Robbin, director.Tribute CommunitiesRecital Hall, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St.416- 736-5888. $12; (st).- 8:00: Acting Up Stage Theatre Company.Elegies: A Song Cycle. Music & lyrics by WilliamFinn; dealing with loss in a post 9/11 world; Torontopremiere. Thom Allison, Barbara Barsky,Steven Gallagher, El~a-Jane Scott, MichaelStrathmore, performers; Mitchell Marcus, artisticproducer; Wayne Gwillim, musical director;Lezlie Wade, director. Berkeley Street UpstairsTheatre, 26 Berkeley St. -; (st/artsworker). 416-368-3110. For complete run seemusic theatre listings.- 8:00: ArtWorld Studio Productions. Tarantella.Written & directed by Marisa Buffone;cultural-anthropological drama with music, dance,song, video & food, based on cultural and artisticaspects of Southern Italian life; world premiere.Dominic Mancuso, singer/guitar; Claudio Vena,composer/violin/accordion; Silvio Simone, guitar/mandolin; Armando Borg, percussion. 90 minutespre-show: Buffet. George lgnatieff Theatre, Universityof Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place. 416-978-8849. , incl bullet. For complete run seemusic theatre listings.- 8:00: Capitol Event Theatre. MenopauseOut loud! Book & lyrics by Jeanie Linders. JayneLewis, Nicole Robert, Cynthia Jones, Rose Ryan& Jenny Hall, performers. Capitol Event Theatre,2492 Yonge St. 416-872- 1111 . .95. Forcomplete run see music theatre listings.- 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Jerry'sGirls. Musical revue celebrating the BroadwayMusicals of Jerry Herman. Stephanie Douglas,Ashley Gibson, Sandi Horwitz, Julie Lennick,Joanna Megraw, & others, performers; LarryWestlake, choreographer; Joe Cascone, artisticdirector. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 FairviewMall Dr. 416-755-1717. (Fri/Sat);.50(Thu). For complete run see music theatrelistings.- 8:00: Han House Music Committee. SilkRoad Ouo. Chinese music woven with global musicalstyles. Arbor Room, Hart House, Universityo!Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452.Frne.- 8:00: Meadowvale Music Theatre. TheWizard of Oz. Music & lyrics by Harold Arlen &E. Y. Harburg, adapted by John Kane from thebook by Frank L. Baum. Elizabeth Bell, choreographer;Erica Feggans, musical director; Rob Woodcock,director. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 MontevideoRd, Mississauga. ; (sr/st). 905-615-4720 x2588. For complete run see musictheatre listings.- 8:00: Mirvish Productions. The Phantomof the Opera. Mystery and suspense in the ParisOpera House; lyrics by Charles Hart, RichardStilgoe, book by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew LloydWebber, from the novel by Gaston Leroux. JenniferHope Wills, John Cudia, performers; GillianLynne, musical staging/choreography; HaroldPrince, director. The Princess of Wales Theatre,300 King St. West. 416-872- 1212, 800-461-3333. -0. For complete run see musictheatre listings.- 8:00: Soundstreams. Stockhausen's Stimmung.Spiritual and humorous structured improvisation,references to gods and goddesses fromvarious cultures. Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier,director. 7:00: Young Artist Overture. GlennGould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 416-205-5555. ; (sr); (st).- 8:00: The Music Gallery.Aventa Ensemble:Moonlit. Classic Avant series, Canadian & Danishnew music; S0rensen: The Weeping White Room;J0rgensen: Moon-Pain (mvmts Moonlit, LunarLand); Magnanensi: ii suono blu; Ruders: Abysm(mvmts Abysm, Burning, Spectre); Oesterle:Urban Canticle. 13-piece Avenia Ensemble; JaniceJackson, soprano; Bill Linwood, conductor.Saint George the Martyr Church, 197 John St.416-204-1080. ; (sr/member); (st).- 8:00: Volcano/Factory Theatre/CrookedFigure Dances/Global Mechanic. The FourHorsemen Project. Multi-disciplinary colhsmn oftheatre, dance, sound & animation; conceived/codirectedby Kate Alton, Ross Manson, based onM ARC H 1 - A PR IL 7 2007

the poetry of 70's sound poets The Four Horse·men: Rafael Barreto·Rivera, Paul Dutton, SteveMcCaffrey, bpNichol; world premiere. JenniferDahl, Graham McKelvie, Naoko Murakoshi, And·rea Nann, performers; Bruce Alcock, lead anima·tor; John Millard, music director. Factory TheatreMainspace, 125 Bathurst St. 416·504·9971.$12·.50; sr/st/equity/CADA discounts;PWYC(Sun at door). For complete run see musictheatre listings.- 8:30: Hugh's Room. Ennis Sisters. 2261Dundas St. West. 416·531·6604. ;(adv).- 8:30: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. 3.Betty Oliphant Theatre. *CANCELLED DUE TOINJURY*Friday March 02- 7:30: Halton Youth Symphony Orches·tra. Spring Concert. Janez Govednik, conductor.Holy Trinity Catholic High School, 2420 SixthLine in Oakville. 905·616·2760. $TBA.- 7:30: Hannaford Street Silver Band.Community Showcase I. Festival of Brass, part Iof 10 Showcase performances by communitybands from Ottawa to Niagara, including Hanna·ford Cup competition for best performance ofRimmer's Slaidburn March. Jane Mallett Thea·tre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 FrontSt. East. 416·366-7723, 800·708·6754. ;(festival pass).- 7:30: Metropolitan United Church. Marjo·rie Bruce, organ, in Recital. Music of Langlais,Franck, Vieme, Elgar & others. 56 Queen St.East. 416·363·0331 x26. .- 7:30: Toronto Opera Repertoire. la Travi·ata. By Giuseppe Verdi; in Italian with Englishprojected titles. Giuseppe Macina, artistic direc·tor. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W.416·698·9572. ; (sr); $12(st). For com·plete run see music theatre listings.- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Choirs in Concert: No Passport Required.Contemporary North American composers,works include Holman's Night Music, and Laurid·sen's Lux Aetema (selections). Master Chorale,Brad Ratzlaff, conductor. Victoria College Chapel,93 Charles St. West.416·978·3744. ;(sr/st).- 8:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. RussianPictures. Gliere: Duos, for violin and cello, Qp.39;Ustvolskaya: Trio ( 1949) for clarinet, violin andpiano; Freedman: Lines for Clarinet Alone; Maus·sorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, for piano.Joaquin Valdepeiias, clarinet; David Hetherington,cello; Vladimir Feltsman, piano; Jonathan Crow,violin. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West.416·205·5555. ; (sr); O(st).- 8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Madri·gals and Partsongs. Works by Morley, Gibbons,Stanford, Sullivan, Hindemith, & Francis Poulenc,and an original Canadian madrigal (world pre·miere). John Tuttle, conductor. Saint Thomas'sAnglican Church, 383 Huron St. 416·971·9229.; (sr); (st).- 8:00: Harbourfront Centre NextSteps/COBA (Collective of Black Artists). DEEKA·LI: Roots Re·lived II. Audience favourites of Afri·can & Caribbean dance (Portrait · set to NinaSimone, Saraca ·Yoruba celebration & thanksgiv·ing ritual, Primal Fi!te), addressing social themesrooted in African history. Bakari E. Lindsay, Char·maine Headley, artistic co· founders. PremiereDance Theatre, Queen's Quay Terminal, 207Queens Quay West. 416·9734000. ,;·$ 20(sr/st). For complete run see music th ea·tre listings.- 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Peter, Paul &Mary. Folk group associated in the 60s withM AR CH 1 - APRIL 7 2007songs like Puff, the Magic Dragon, Blowin' in theWind. 60 Simcoe St. 416·8724255. .50·.50.-8:00: The Music Gallery. Orchid Ensemble,with Jeng Yi. World Avant series; two takes onthe Asian music tradition; Orchid Ensemble: tradi·tional and contemporary Chinese music, worldmusic, new music, jazz, creative improvisation;Jeng Yi: Korean drum, dance and music ensembleperforming original compositions and danceworks and traditional pieces. Saint George theMartyr Church, 197 John St. 416·204· 1080.; O(sr/member); (st/underwaged).- 8:00: The Rose Theatre. WAI 100%. Maorivocal harmonies with natural beats & rhythms(human breaths, insect & bird sounds), actionsounds (body slaps, foot stamping, hand clapping)and poi, the elaborate Maori body percussiontechnique, all complemented by contemporary,funk, reggae, hip·hop & deep house grooves. 1Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905·874·2800. ·.-8:00: Univox Choir Toronto. Musick, theMosaique of the Air. Works by Byrd, Victoria,Hovhannes, Mcferrin, Hogan & others. DallasBergen, director. Dovercourt Baptist Church,1140 Bloor. St. West. 416·697·9561. ;free(TDSB/TCDSB st).- 9:00pm: Association of Improvising Mu·sicians Toronto/Arraymusic. leftover Day·light Series. Jazz & improvised music. Arraymu·sic Studio, Suite 218 (rear door), 60 Atlantic Ave.416·539·8752. · O(sliding scale).- 9:00pm: Hart House Music Committee.Jazz at Oscar's: Terra Grimard Group. Jazz/groove singer/songwriter/pianist, & band. ArborRoom, Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 HartHouse Circle. 416·978·2452. Free.Saturday March 03- 1 O:OOam: Hannaford Youth Band. RisingStars. Festival of Brass, includes "HannafordIdol" competition. Hannaford Youth, Community& Junior Bands; Anita McAlister, Darryl Eaton,conductors. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. LawrenceCentre for the Arts, 27 Front St. East. 416·366·7723, 800·708·6754. ; (festival pass).- 12:30: Hannaford Street Silver Band.Community Showcase II. Festival of Brass, part IIof 10 Showcase performances by communityBands from Ottawa to Niagara, including Hanna·ford Cup competition for best performance ofRimmer's Slaidburn March; to 6:15. Jane MallettTheatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27Front St. East. 416·366·7723, 800·708·6754.; (festival pass).- 2:00: University Settlement Music andArts School. Chamber Music Program Concert.St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416·593.3444 x243/244. Free, donations welcome.- 2:00 & 7:00: TSO. lemony Snicket's TheComposer is Dead. Whodunit murder mysteryintroducing the instruments of the orchestra (Ca·nadian premiere); written by Daniel Handler (akaLemony Snicket) who narrates, composed byNathaniel Stookey who hosts; excerpts fromBeethoven, Mahler, Schubert, Berlioz. PeterOundjian, conductor. RTH, 60 Simcoe St. 416·5934828. -; ,(5· 12).- 3:00 & 8:00: Singing OUT! Sequins andPlaid. Annual cabaret. Members of the chorus in avariety of solos & ensembles; Saphronne andMina, emcees. Auditorium, Metro CentralYMCA, 20 Grosvenor St. 416·564·8083. .- 3:30: Sinfonia Toronto. Winter Dreams.Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Violins and Cello ind;Coulthard: A Winter's Tale; Shostakovich: Quar·tel #11 (orchestral version); Mozart: Quintet in g,K.516 (Mvts 2 & 4; orchestral version). EtsukoClassical and Jazz ConcertsThursday Evenings at the Bala Shoe MuseumMarch I, 6.30-7:30 pmTwo-Tone Thursdays: lazz withMari!}tn Lerner & BandMarch 8, 6.30-7:30 pmPiano Solo: Patrick Cashin playspieces by Bach and BeethovenMarch 22, 6.30-7:30 pmTwo-Tone Thursdays: lazz withthe Andrew Downing QuartetMarch 29. 6.30-7:30 pmTwo-Tone Thursdays: Jazz withThe Hogtown SyncopatorsApril S. 6.30-7:30 pmPaul Mathew Band: fiery gypsy songs,!}trical romances and Russian aancesNo pre-registration.ff~ -·.· ~-'Pay what you can: $ S suggestedTUThe Bata Shoe Museum32 7 Bloor Street West. at St. George 416.979 .7799More concerts in April!For details. see www.batashoemuseum.caClassical concerts are presented by the Bala Shoe Museum andthe Glenn Gould School of Music. The Bala Shoe Museum 'sclassical music programs are performed onthe Boston Piano (pictured). represented ":_ R t .. ~ ~. t. I\. y Iexclusively by Remenyi House of Music.t 1~ (_( 1MusicGalleryToronto's Ce 1tre fo1- Crea tive MusicThursday March 1 • AVENTA ENSEMBLE8pm • / / • Classic Avant seriesVictoria BC new music ensemble• Bill Linwood, conductor• Janice Jackso n,soprano •Works by Giorgio Magnanensi, Michael Oesterle+ Danish composersFriday March 2 •ORCHID ENSEMBLE+ JENG YI8pm • // • World Avant seriesDouble bill! •Toronto's Jeng Yi (Korean drum group)+ Vancouver's OrchidEnsemble (Vancouve r Chinese classical) playmusic from the Asian traditionsFri March 23ANDREW DOWNING'SMELODEON8pm • //Inter Avant seriesOriginal live scores to classic silent films •Downing, double bass; Kevin Turcotte,trumpet; William Carn, trombone; KathleenKajioka, violin; Tania Gill, pump organSunday April 1THE TORONTO-MONTREALCOMPOSER PROJECT8pm • / / • Classic Avant seriesCollaboration with Mont real's Theatre Lachapelle• Works and new commissionsby Martin Arnold, Allison Came ron, Peter Hatch, Josh Thorpe + more •Performed by QATwith Rick Sacks + Robert W. Steve nsonTHE MUSIC GALLERY• 197 JOHN ST. • 416-204-1080ton~~.i do:?s Art ~du Can.:icfot'.•: ., .. ,.,, ·i· \ ! .• •i»•WWW .MUSICGALLERY .ORGto ro nl ca rl~

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