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Volume 12 - Issue 9 - June 2007

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CONCERT LISTINGSToronto & GTAIn this issue: Metro Toronto, Brampton, Kleinburg,Mississauga, Oakville, Pickering, Thornhill.Concerts beyond the GTA PAGE 35Music Theatre/Opera/Dance PAGE 37Summer Festivals June 01- July 07 PAGE 38Jazz in the Clubs PAGE 42Announcements/Lectures/Etcetera PAGE 46Performers and repertoire change!Events are sometimes postponed or cancelled.Call ahead to confirm details with presenters.Friday June 01- 7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Com·munity School Concert Series: Ghanaian Orum·ming Ensemble.Traditional Ghanaian drumming,singing & dance. Master Drummer Kwasi Dunyo& students. Concert Hall, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824 x321. Free.- 7:30: East York Collegiate Institute.Grease. 1950s high-school-based musical come·dy. 650 Casburn Ave. 416-396-2355. . Forcomplete run see music theatre listings.- 7:30: ORGANIX 07. Finale Concert: Choir &Organ. Works by Vieme, Byrd, Mawby, Pierne,Ronan & others. Senior Choir of St. Michael'sChoir School; Rachel Laurin, organ; Jerzy Ci·chocki, conductor. St. James' Cathedral, 65- 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. ShowBoat. Music by Jerome Kem, book & lyrics byOscar Hammerstein. Joe Cascone, artistic director.Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview MallDr. 416-755-1717. . For complete run seerrusic theatre listings.- 8:00: CNIB/Li Delun Music Foundation.Piano for Vision Hope: Hu Hai Peng, piano, inRecital Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, &selections of Chinese & Canadian music. GeorgeWeston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111 . -.- 8:00: East Side Players. Rough Crossing.By Tom Stoppard; musical comedy spoofs play·wrights, Broadway musical troupe on liner toChurch St. 416-241-9785. ." .,_Summer usic in the Garden' Concerts & Tours ~Outstanding free concertsQ~a . ica musi4!J~dance.Garden Tours of our enclia~te ak s1ile~~Pi-~· Info: 416-973-4000 sure to visit Artists' gardens- living installations acrossHarbourfront Centre that challenge traditional ideas about gardening.New York to premiere hopelessly unpreparednew work. Papermill Theatre, Todmorden Mills,67 Pottery Rd. 416-425-0917. ; $12(st). Forcomplete run see music theatre listings.- 8:00: LuminaTO. Book of longing. PhilipGlass interprets poetry of Leonard Cohen (pre·miere). Ensemble of singers & musicians, fromindie rock, classical & new music circles; PhilipGlass, keyboards. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St.416-872-1111, 866-577-4277. -$125.- 8:00: LuminaTO. Notthe Me.soiah. By EricIdle & John Du Prez, comic oratorio (premiere).Toronto Symphony Orchestra; members of To·ronto Mendelssohn Choir; soloists; Eric Idle, solo·isl/narrator; Peter Oundjian, conductor. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-1111,866-577-4277. -$125.-8:00: LuminaTO. Vida!:A Celebrationoflife.Dance by List Alfonso's Danza Cuba & OmaraPortuondo, fusing Spanish &Afro-Cuban influenc·es (premiere). 25 female dancers; musicians.Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. West.416-872-1111, 866-5774277. -. Forcomplete run see music theatre listings.- 8:00: LuminaTO/Art of Jazz Spring Celebration.Tribute Concert: Kenny Wheeler &Friends. Dave Holland, Bob Brookmeyer, LeeKonitz, Joe La Barbera, Don Thompson & NormaWinstone. Fermenting Cellar, 55 Mill St., Distill·ery Historic District. 416-872-1111, 866-577-4277. .50; (st).- 8:00: Lumina TO/Harbourfront CentreNew World Stage. Spiegel Tent 'n Tavern.Dancers, singers, aerialists, acrobats & show·girls create Nouveau Variete·style theatrical en·tertainment. 235 Queens Quay West. 416-872-1111, 866-577-4277. . For complete runsee music theatre listings.- 8:00: Mirvish Productions. The Phantomof the Opera. Lyrics by Charles Hart, RichardStilgoe, book by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew LloydWebber, novel by Gaston Leroux. Jennifer HopeWills, John Cuda, performers; Gillian Lynne, musicalstaging/choreography; Hamkl Prilce, cirector. ThePrincess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. 416·872-1212, 800461-3333. -0. For com·plete run see music theatre listings.- 8:00: Panasonic Theatre. Menopause Outloud! Book & lyrics by Jeanie Linders. JayneLewis, Nicole Robert, Cynthia Jones, Rose Ryan& Jenny Hall, performers. 651 Yonge St. 416-872-1111 . .95. For complete run see musictheatre listings.- 8:00: Univox Choir Toronto.Fanny Men·delssohnHensel's Giirtenlieder & Songs forSpring. Plus Schubert lieder selections. GrahamRobinson, baritone; Mira Jung, piano; Dallas Ber·gen, director. Dovercourt Baptist Church, 1140Bloor St. West. 416-697-9561 . ; O(sr/sl);free(TDSBITCDSB st).- 8:30: Hugh's Room CarlosdelJunco. 2261Dundas St. West. 416-531 -6604. $ 23;(adv).- 9:00pm: Association of Improvising MusiciansT oronto/Arraymusic./ntelfaao with cellistThomas Channetant. Array music Studio, Suite 218,60 Atlantic Ave. 416-539-8752. .- 10:00pm: Latino-Canadian Cultural Association/Canoro.latin-AfroFest. Elikya (cho·ral, gospel, Republique Oemocratique de Congo),La Bomba (hip hop), Liuy Mahashe (African, reggae),music by LAL (Rosina Kazi & Nick Murray,a.k.a. "Murr", South Asian, hip hop, electronic),music by Maracatu Nun ca Antes (A fro-Brazilianfusion), dance by Newton Moraes (contemporaryBrazilian dance theatre) and DJ Machetero (Latin,reggae, hip-hop, lounge). Runs to 2:30am. Super·market, 268 Augusta Ave. 416-840-0501. .Saturday June 02-1 l:OOam: LuminaTO/Art of Jazz SpringCelebration. Jazzrhythmics for Juniors.Tod·dlers to 8. Brian Katz & Artie Roth. FermentingCellar, 55 Mill St., Distillery Historic District.416-872-1111, 866-577-4277. ; free(under16).- 11 :OOam & 2:00: Solar Stage Children'sTheatre. Pinocchio. Adapted by William Martyn,for ages 3 to 10. Concourse Level, 4950 YongeSt. 416-368-8031. . For complete run seemusic theatre listings.-12:30: LuminaTO/Art of Jazz Spring Celebration.Chris McKhool's Fiddlefire!® Fer·MUSIC INTHE ORCHARDatSpadina MuseumFREE CONCERTSSunday Afternoonsfrom 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Bring a picnic, a blanketand the entire family!June3Wind octet VentElationperforms works fromthe late 18th & early19th centuries.June 10Taff anel Wind Ensembleperform enchantingclassical music.June 17Kye MarshallCello and guitar playJazz flavoured withClassical, Latin & Rock.~ ;;SPADINAMUSEUM:HISTORIC HOUSE&GARDENS285 Spa.dina CultureWWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMJ UN E 1 - ] ULY 7 200 7

menting Cellar, 55 Mill St., Distillery HistoricDistrict. 416-872-1111 , 866-577-4277. ;free(under 16).- 1:DD: LuminaTO/Art of Jazz Spring Celebration.Froteland Jackson. Fermenting Cellar,55 Mill St., Distillery Historic District. 416-872-1111, 866-5774277. D; freelunder 16).- 2:DD & 7:3D: Mississauga Children'sChoir. Around the World in Eighty Minutes.Thomas Bell, music director. Royal Bank Theatre,4141 Livings Arts Dr., Mississauga. 9D5-3D6-6DDD, 888-8D5-8888. (mat); Bleve).- 3:3D & 8:DD: Les voix du coeur. From Carmento the Beatles/De Carmen aux Beatles. GlennGould Studio, 25D Front St. West. 9D5-883-7951. $ 2D; (sr/sl).- 5:DD: LuminaTO/Art of Jazz Spring Cele·bration. Carla Bley & The Art ofJazz Orchestra.Carla Bley, pianist/composer; Steve Swallow,bassist/composer; Howard Johnson, multi-instru·mentalist; the ADJ Orchestra. Pure SpiritsStage, 55 Mill St., Distillery Historic District.416-872-1111, 866-5774277. Free.- 7:DD: Scola Cantorum Choir. Psalms.Works by Telemann, Mendelssohn, Kodaly, &Harmat. Ian Sadler, organ. St. Elizabeth of HungaryChurch, 432 Sheppard Ave. East. 416-971 ·9754. ; Dlsr/sl).- 7:3D: Annex Singers. Heavenly Bodies: Sun,Moon and Stars. Cabaret. St. Thomas's ChurchHall, 383 Huron St. 416-538-31 D8. ;$121sr/st).- 7:3D: LuminaTO/Young Centre. UnderMilk Wood. Play for voices by Dylan Thomas,music written/performed by Mike Ross, soundeffects by Caoimhe Doyle & Stefan Fraticelli.Kenneth Welsh, actor; Ted Dykstra, director.Young Centre, Building 49, 55 Mill St., DistilleryHistoric District. 416-872-1111, 866-5774277.. For complete run see music theatre listings.- 7:3D: Melodic Voices Opera Company.Romantic June. Classical, arias, & duets. BarbaraGoldman, Christine Chan, Tatiana Kapelush, sopranos;John Cutruzzola, tenor; Vaguif Kerimov,tenor/artistic director. Heliconian Hall, 35 HazeltonAve. 416-429-2386. ; Dlsr/sl).- 7:3D: National Ballet of Canada. The FourSeasons & Polyphonia & Wolf's Court. Music byVivaldi, Ligeti, Louie and Mrozewski. NationalBallet Orchestra; James Kudelka, ChristopherWheeldon, Matjash Mrozewski, choreography.Four Seasons Centre, 145 Oueen St. W. 416·345-9595. D-D. For complete run see musictheatre listings..._m- 7:3D: Oakville Chamber Choir. InauguralConcert. Bach: Lobel denn Hemn; Homilius: Wirliegen vor dir mil unserm Gebel; Monteverdi:Messa il 4; Schutz: Sicut Moses; Porpora: Magnificat.Stephane Potvin, artistic director. St.Simon's Anglican Church, 145D Litchfield Rd.,Oakville. 9D5-522-6841. ; (sr/st).- 7:3D: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.Music for a Spring Evening. Vocal selections &handbell music. St. Andrew's Vocal Choir; TheBells of St. Andrew's, The Chimes of St. Andrew's,Quintessence Handbell Ensemble; Heather& David Keith, solo/duet handbells. 115 St.Andrews Rd. 416438-4 lOD. ; (sl).- 7:3D: Vanessa Hsu. Russian Rhapsody. Mu·sic by the "Mighty Five", & others; Pictures at anExhibition. Guest: Peter Ing, viola; Vanessa Hsu,piano. Walter Hall, UofT, BD Queen's Park. 416-224-559D x53. ; ist).- 8:DD: Acoustic Harvest Folk Club. TheRick Fines Trio w/ Suzie Vinnick. Acoustic folk/blues/roots. Rob Phillips, piano/vocals; RichardSimpkins, upright bass/vocals. St. NicholasChurch, 1512 Kingston Rd.416-264-2235. .- 8:DD: Canadian Sinfonietta. Bach & Sons,Since 16B5. Bach: Violin Concerto in E; OrthestralSuite #2; C.P .E. Bach: Suite for String Orchestra; J.C.Bach: Concerto inc for lliola and strings. Joyce Lai,llioin; Aleksandar Gajic viola; Stephen Tam. flute; Tak·Ng Lai, conductor. Newtonbrook United Church, 53Cummer Ave. 9D5· 7D7-12DD x2. D; $ 251sr);(st); (11 & under).- 8:DD: Counterpoint Community Orchestra.Rhapsodys. Alfven: Midsommarvarka,Swedish Rhapsody #1, Op.19; Liszt: HungarianRhapsody# 2 inc-sharp; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsodyon a Theme of Paganini; Smetana: The Moldau.John Alonso, piano; Terry Kowalczuk, musicdirector. Saint Luke's Church, 353 Sherbourne St.416-925-9872 x2066. ; 1adv).- 8:DD: L'lntemporel Baroque Ensemble.Une Promenade dans /es Jan/ins du Roi. Frenchmusic from Versailles: Couperin, Marais, Holte·terre, d' Anglebert, Leclair. Mylime Guay, baroqueflute; Laura Jones, gamba; David Sandall, harpsi·chord. Kimbourne Park United Church, 2DD WolverleighBlvd. 416-657-DD76. D; 1sr);lst).- 8:DD: LuminaTO. Book of longing. Elgin Theatre.See Jun 1.- 8:DD: Lu mi na TO. Not the Mesoiah. See Jun 1.- 8:DD: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Baroque SummerInstitute Concert Delightfully Baroque. TafelmusikBaroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir;Ann Monoyios, soprano; Rufus Muller tenor;The Toronto Jewish Folk ChoirAlexander Veprinsky, Conductor~ .,,,~ Lina Zemelman, Pianoq;~~ii~l'(~ 81st Spring ConcertSpecial guestsMarilyn Lerner, piano &David Wall, tenor75 111 anniversary salute to composer Milton Barnes;Canadian premiere of the ghetto cantata Di Lererin Mire(Mira the Teacher); Yiddish, Hebrew and other favourites.Sunday, June 3, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St.Tickets: (seniors/ students ; children 12 & under free)416-665-7766 ext. 224 (day) , 416-636-0936 (evening/weekend) tj folkchoir@sympatico.caJ UNE 1 - ) ULY 7 2007toro ntc a rtsc o u n c i IJeanne Lamon & I vars Taurins, directors.Trinity­St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. West. 416-964-6337. Free.- 8:3D: LuminaTO/Art of Jazz Spring Cele·brat ion. Afro Cuban Jazz & Dance Party: SalsaMeets Jazz. Ricky Franco's "P" Crew. Ferment·ing Cellar, 55 Mill St., Distillery Historic District.416-872-1111, 866-577-4277. .5D.- 9:DDpm: Association of Improvising MusiciansToronto/Now Lounge. Interface withcellist Thomas Charmetant. 189 Church St. 416·769-2841..-9:DDpm: Toronto Tabla Ensemble/M-Do/Park Side Studio. Summer Groove StudioOpening Party. Dancing afterwards, cash bar.Ritesh Das, tabla; Joanna De Souza, Kathak;Audra Simmons, Tribal fusion belly dance. 2ndFloor, 355 College St. 416-5D4-7D82. Free.- 9:3Dpm: LuminaTO/Royal Ontario Museum.A World of Possibilities. Pop, classical, rock,jazz, opera, ballet, folk & gospel performances onthree outdoor stages; Foster. Grand Finale; ArchitecturalOpening of Michael Lee-Chin CrystalDoors; pre-installation tours. Deborah Cox, R&Bsinger; Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; Paul Gross,host; & others. Bloor Street Plaza, ROM, 1 DDQueen's Park. 416-586-BDDD. Free.- 10:DDpm: Latino-Canadian Cultural As·sociation/Canoro. latin-Afro Fest. Ballet Creole(Haitian dance), Fojeba (African, Musique duMandel, video by Guillermina Buzio (Argentina),video by Alejandro Freeland (Argentina), musicand dance by Santerias (fusion, world music),music by Jacques Yams Group (African, Musiquedu Mandel & DJ Hector Lavoe Jr. (Puerto Rico,salsa). Runs to 2:3Dam. El Mocambo, 464 SpadinaAve. 416-968-2DD1. ; (w/ non-perishablefood donation).Sunday June 03-1:3D: CAMMAC/McMichael Art Gallery.Sunday Concert Series. Taffanel Wind Ensemble,flute, clarinet, bassoon, & guest pianist. 10365Islington Ave., Kleinburg. 9D5·893-1121 , 888·213-1121. Admission with gallery price: ;(sr/sl); 1family); freel5 & under).- 1 :3D: Spadina Museum. Music in the Drchani:VentE/ation. Music of the late 18th &early 19th centuries. Wind octet: two oboes,clarinets, horns, &bassoons.285 Spadina Rd.416-392-6910. Free.- 2:DD: Kristjan Hayden. Tell Me the TruthAbout love. Music and love songs. Erin Bustin,soprano; Melissa Haggart, mezzo-soprano; KristjanHayden, tenor; Miguel Malaco, saxophone/clarinet. College Street United Church, 454 Col·legeSt. West.416-856-1616. $12 .- 2:DD: LuminaTO/Art of Jazz Spring Celebration.We Are Dne: Barry Harris and Art ofJazz Community Voices. Pure Spirits Stage, 55Mill St., Distillery Historic District. 416-8 72-1111, 866-5774277. Free.- 2:3D: Newman Centre. Matthew Dtto,piano. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms. NewmanCentre Chapel, 89 St. George St. 416-979-2468. Offering.- 3:DD: Church of Saint Mary Magdalene.Tritity Sunday Concert. Gregorian Chant; Wilan: LadyMotets; Haydn: Te Oeunt With orchestra; StephanieMartin, cond. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955.Free, donations to Healey Willan Music Fund.- 3:DD: Hart House Music Committee/Facultyof Music.A Concert in Words, Poetry andSong. Maggie Huculak, host. Great Hall, 7 HartHouse Circle, UofT. 416-978-2452. Free.-3:DD: Penthelia Singers. IDthAnniversaryGala Concert. Works for women's voices; Bach:miniatures of cantatas; Brahms: folk songs &canons; Beach: The Chambered Nautilus ICanadi-WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMan premiere); Bartok. Strings, harpsichord, &piano; Mary Legge, director. Glenn Gould Studio,25D Front St. West. 416-2D5-5555. D;(sr/st).- 4:DD: Association of Improvising Musi·cians Toronto/Now Lounge. Jazz & ImprovisedMusic. Showcasing local talent. 189Church St. 416-769-2841. .-4:DD: St. Olave's Anglican Church.JaniceDouglas & Friends at the Strawberry Tea. 2Dthcenturypiano music, incl. Horvat: two originalpieces; opens with Yz-hour Choral Evensong.Guests: Frank Horvat, Josephine Coombs, piano;Jenni Hayman, soprano. 36D Windermere Ave.416- 769-5686. Free, contributions appreciated.- 7:DD: Lumina TO. Book of longing. Elgin Theatre.See Jun 1.- 7:DD: T rypTych. Heart and Sou/stice: Songsof Summer; Songs of love. Cabaret series. LenardWhiting, Edward Franko, & guests. West HallTheatre, Trinity Church, 2737 Bayview Ave.416-763-5D66x1. $ 2D.- 7:3D: Toronto Jewish Folk Choir. 81stSpring Concert. Barnes: excerpts from Sela rad,Fantasy on Jewish Themes; Heifetz: Di LererinMire Ghetto Cantata (Canadian premiere); Varshavsky:songs from Der babes cholem (Grandmother'sDream); Lerner & Wall: Klezmer compositions;Jewish & Yiddish theatre favourites.Guests: Marilyn Lerner, piano: David Wall, tenor;Miriam Eskin, Belva Spiel, sopranos; Tanya Podolskaya,alto & other performers. Leah PoslunsTheatre, 4588 Bathurst St. 416-636-D936.; (sr/st); free(12 &under).- B:DD: LuminaTO/Art of Jazz Spring Cele·bration. Tribute Concert: Jon Hendricks andthe Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Redux. FermentingCellar, 55 Mill St., Distillery HistoricDistrict. 416-872-1111, 866-577-4277..5D; (sl).- 8:DD: New Music Concerts/The MusicGallery. Rohan'sCello. Classic Avant series;Berio: Sequenza XIV; Lanchares: Espera, Luz,Espera (Canadian premiere); Dillon: Eos; Xenakis:Kollos; Shchetynsky: Pas de Deux; Current: Duetfor Cellos (premiere); music by Kahrs, Baggiani.Rohan de Saram, David Hetherington, cellos.7: 15: Introduction. St. George the Martyr Churth,197 John St.416-204-lOBD. ; (sr); (st).Monday June 04- 12:15: Music Mondays at Church oftheHoly Trinity. Musical Journey. World musicaltour with Scarlatti, Grieg, Gottschalk, Joplin,27

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