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Volume 13 - Issue 8 - May 2008

Includes the 2008 Canary Pages

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LISTINGS: SECTION 1CONCERTS: Toronto and GTAConcert. Etobicoke Youth Choir; Louise Jardine,conductor, Pascal Du Perron: accompanist.8 Templar Drive. 416-231-9120. O;free(under 12).- 8:00: Array music I soundaXis. Scratch4: Music in Motion: The Virtual Sound Worldof lack Sette/. Augmented reality performanceenvironments integrated into performingsituations. Lower Ossington Theatre, 1 ODAOssington Ave.416-532-3019. ; $ l 5(sr/st, artworkers, underemployed).- 8:00: ArtWorld Productions. TorontoTarantella Project. See May 2.- 8:00: Brampton Symphony Orchestra& Chorus. Orff: Carmina Burana. MichaelMeraw, baritone; Andrea Cerswell, soprano;Christopher Oliviera, tenor; Robert Raines,principal conductor; Robert Hennig, chorusdirector. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane,Brampton. 905-874-2800. ; (sr/st);(child).- 8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Strings withVoices. Pergolesi: Magnificat in C, Holst: St.Paul's Suite; Handel: Concerto Grosso No.6 ing, Op. 6; Beethoven: Hallelujah Chorus (Mountof Olives). Tak Ng Lai, conductor; guests: St.Giles-Kingsway Choir. Glenn Gould Studio,250 Front Street W. 905-707-1200. ;(sr); $ l 5(sl); .- 8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. MusicAs Theatre. Theatrical music from opera,operetta and musical theatre. Guest soloists.Royal Bank Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ; (sr); (st).- 8:00: Music Gallery. Classic Avant Series-MSU Harry Partch Ensemble. Works byPartch, Bach, Thelonius Monk & others. DeanDrummond, director. 197 John St. 416-204-1080 x2. ; (members/sr); (st).- 8:00: Muzent Productions. Moonlight &love Songs. Janet Catherine Dea, soprano;Tomoko Okada, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. ; (sr/sl).- 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall.Art of Song. Ron Sexsmith, singer/songwriter.Massey Hall, 15 Shuter St. 416-872-4255..50-.50.- 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music.Academy Symphony Orchestra. RCM ConcertHall, 90 Croatia Street. 416-408-2824 x32 l .; (sr/st).- 8:00: Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar. TommyEmmanuel in Concert. Trinity-St. Paul'sUnited Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-722-6524. .- 8:00: The Toronto Mendelssohn YouthChoir. Global Voices. Guests: autorickshaw;Lynn Janes, conductor. Calvin PresbyterianChurch, 26 Delisle Avenue. 416-598-0422.; (sr); (15-25).- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Special Performance· Yo Yo Ma, cello. Shostakovich:Cello Concerto No. 1; Tchaikovsky:Symphony No. 4. Peter Oundjian, conductor.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. *SOLD OUT*.- 8:00: voxworks. Composers' Notes I:Benjamin Britten. See May 2. Paula Wing,reader. The Church of St. Martin· in· the­Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416- 769-0111.- 8:00: Windmill Theatre Productions.Let it Be, the Magical Music of the 60s. SeeMay 2.- 8:00: York Symphony Orchestra. TheTitan. Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz;Mahler: Ruckert-Lieder; Symphony Ill. Guest:Paula Rockwell, mezzo-soprano. Trinity AnglicanChurch, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora. 416-410 -0860. ; (sr/sl), (12 and under).- 9:00: CanAsian International DanceFestival. Program C. See May 2, 7:00.Sunday May 04- 5:00am: New Adventures in Sound ArtI City of Mississauga. Oeep Wireless Festi·vat.· Oawn Chorus. Chorus of sound initiated bybirds at sunrise. 2700 Lakeshore Rd. W. 416-516-7413. Free.- 11 :OOam & 2:00: Solar Stage Chi I·dren's Theatre. The Ugly Duckling. See May3.- 1 :30: CAMMAC/McMichael Gallery.Sunday Concerts- Vivace Chamber Players.Classical repertoire. McMichael Gallery,10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg. 905-893-1121 / 888-213-1121. Free w gallery admission:; $ l 2(st/sr).- 2:00: Alexander Singers and Players.Guys and Oolls. Run continues. See musics~~ s~ Sato«apresentsShalomBardclarinetIAnton Kuerti pianoSunday May 4, 2008 3pmHeliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton AvenueRafaelHoekmancelloTickets , students$ 75info: 4 76.654.0877 www.syrinxconcerts.orgtheatre listings.- 2:00: ArtWorld Productions. TorontoTarantella Project. Run continues. See musictheatre listings.- 2:00: ROM. Sunday Concert- Dynasty.100 Queen's Park. 416-586-8000. ;$ l 7(sr/st w ID); (5-14); free (members +4 and under). Includes access to all galleriesand exhibitions.- 2:30: Alicier Arts Chamber Music. Backto the Future. Handel: Messiah excerpts;Crumb: Vax Balenae; Sacks: Lake Ontario;piano works by Satie, Liszt & Chopin. GregOh, Stephanie Chua, piano; Richard Sacks,percussion; Phoebe Tsang, violin; KimberlySchemeit, flute & others. St. George's on-the­Hill Anglican Church, 4600 Dundas St. W.416- 731-3599. Door: ; $ l 5(sr/sl); advance:; (sr/st).- 2:30: Toronto Classical Turkish MusicChoir. In Concert. Classical Turkish instrumentalmusic & songs. Isabel Bader Theatre,93 Charles St. W. 416-962-9808. .- 2:30: Unitarian Congregation in Mis·sissauga. Turkey Rhubarb. Children's songsfrom North America, Mexico, Antigua, England,Scotland & Ireland. Dale Behnke, mandolin;Gerry Dion, Paul Fralick, guitar. 84 SouthService Rd., Mississauga. 905-278-5622.; free(under 18).- 2:30 & 7:30: Scarborough Bel CantoChoir. A Canadian Tapestry of Song. LindaMeyer, conductor. St. Dunstan of CanterburyChurch, 56 Lawson Rd. 416-283-5096. .- 3:00: Syrinx Sunday Salons. ShalomBard, clarinet; Anton Kuerti, piano; RafaelHoekman, cello. Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.2; Kuerti: Waves of the Sound; Bach: Solo cellosuite in d. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.416-654-0877. ; (sl).- 3:00: Markham Concert Band. An Afternoonon the Bandstand. Music from Elvis toBilly Joel. Markham Theatre, 171 Town CentreBoulevard, Markham. 905-305-7469/800-768-8801. .50; .50 (sr/st/under 12).- 3:00: Mississauga Choral Society. Popsat the Cabaret. Eden United Church, 3051Battleford Rd., Meadowvale. See May 3.- 3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra.Music for the Eyes. St. Simon's AnglicanChurch, 1450 Litchfield Road, Oakville. SeeMay 3.- 4:00: Alexander Jacobchuk. Music forwinds, strings, and chamber ensemble. AllanPulker, flute; Karen Ages, oboe; Julian Alexandrov,horn; Natalia Laribi, viola; NadiaJacobchuk, piano; Anatoliy Kupriychuk, bassoon.Islington United Church, 25 BurnhamthorpeRd. 416-243-6340. ; O(sr/sl).- 4:00: Sine Nomine. Heaven Sounding onEarth: Music of the Spheres. St. John's Convent,233 Cummer Ave.416-226-2201x305. Freewill offering. Evensong follows at5:00.- 4:00: St. Giles Kingsway Presbyteri·an. Spring Concert. Pergolesi: Magnificat;Beethoven: Hallelujah; other works. Guests:the Canadian Sinfonietta; Ran Kim, conductor.15 Lambeth Rd. 416-233-8591. ; free(under 12).- 4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. J.Haydn: The Creation. Marion Samuel-Stevens,soprano; Lenard Whiting, tenor; Gregory Dahl.baritone; Talisker Players Orchestra; JurgenPetrenko, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park,1570 Yonge Street. 416-443-1490. ;(sr); (st).-4:00 & 7:00: St. John's Musicfest. OnBroadway. Selections from Oklahoma, LesMiserables, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Rent& other works. Over 100 English handbellswith organ, piano & handchimes. St. John'sYork Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Dr.416 225-6611. ; (child).- 5:00: Czech Community Concerts. InRecital. Works by Suk, Chopin, Rachmaninov& Slavicky. Boris Krajny, piano.St.Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave.416-439-4354. .- 5:30: Small World Music. Sixth AnnualSouth Asian Music Series. Bageshree Vaze,dancer. Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens QuayW. 416-973-4000. ; (advance).- 7:30: Genticorum. /n Concert. Traditionalfolk music with a twist from the Quebecbasedtrio. Flying Cloud Folk Club, T ranzac,292 Brunswick Ave. 416-410-3655. ;$ l 8(members).- 7:30: York Symphony Orchestra. TheTitan. Markham Theatre, 171 Town CentreBlvd. 905-305- 7469. See May 3.- 7:30: Trinity Chamber Ensemble, Serenadefor Spring. Works by Tchaikovsky, Grieg,Wolf-Ferrari. Church of the Transfiguration,111 Manor Road E. 416-229-0496. ;(sr/sl).- 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. New Wave Com-J. Haydn: The CreationSunday May 4, 2008 4:00pmConductor Jurgen PetrenkoMarion Samuel-Stevens-sopranoLenard Whiting-tenorGregory Dahl-baritoneAccompanied byThe Talisker Players OrchestraC hr ist Church Deer Park 1570 Yonge St. (a t Heath)Tickets: Adults: Seniors: Students: T: 416-443-1490 www.torontoclassicalsingers.orgToronto Classical Singers32 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM M AY 1 - ] UNE 7 2008

posers Festival -Opening Concert. Ho: FallenAngel; Good: Babbitt; new works by Edwards& McKinley. Alex Pauk, conductor; WallaceHalladay, saxophone. Jane Mallett Theatre,St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St.E. 416-366-7723. ; (sr); (st).7: 15: pre-concert talk.- 8:00: Toronto Centre for the Arts. Starsof the 21 st Century- International DanceGala. Guests: Denis Matvienko, AnastasiaMatvienko, Celine Cassone, Bruno Roy & others.5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111 . .84-9.34. Proceeds to support programming& scholarships at the Koffler Centre.- 800: Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar. TommyEmmanuel in Concert. See May 3.Monday May 05- 8:00: ORGANIX DB/Toronto TheatreOrgan Society. Pops Favourites. Jelani Eddington,theatre organ. Casa Loma, 1 AustinTerrace. 416 499-6262. .Tuesday May 06- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Urban MusicSeries -Hip-Hop 101. Rap and hip-hop culture.Recording artists Dan-e-o and Kamau.Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231 . Free.- 1 :00: St. James' Cat hedral. Music atMidday. Eric Osborne, organ. 65 Church St.416-364-7865. Free.- 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Debussy:Pelleas et Melisande. Isabel Bayrakdarian,soprano; Russell Braun, baritone; PavloHunka, bass-baritone; Jan Latham-Koenig,conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231 . -5; -(st).For run details,see music theatre listings.- 8:00: World Stage 2008. CIRCA- TheSpace Between. A combination of dance, contemporarycircus, & rock & roll. PremiereDance Theatre, 207 Queen's Quay W. 416-973-4000. . For run details see musictheatre listings.Wednesday May 07- 12:30: Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch. In Recital. Aaron James, organ.1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.- 1:00: World Stage 2008. CIRCA:46 Cir·cus Acts in 45 Minutes. Premiere Dance Theatre,Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queen's Quayw. 416-973-4000. .- 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rich·ard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Urban MusicSeries - Opera Meets Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop andOpera: world premiere presentation for turntablesand operatic voices. DJ Iii Jaz andT.R.A.C.K.S.; Justin Welch, baritone; TejyaKasahara, soprano; Liz Upchurch, piano. FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8321. Free.- 6:00: ORGAN IX 08. 45' concert: The Poetin Melody. Music by Rubinoff (premiere), Bach,Bozza, Bedard, Halley, Jutras. Daniel Rubinoff,saxophone; Chris Dawes, organ. Church of theRedeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416 241 -9785..50.- 7:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart's Requiem.Shannon Mercer, soprano; Margaret Bragle,mezzo-soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; NathanielWatson, baritone; lvars Taurins, conductor.Trinity-St.Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W.416-964-633 7. -$ 78; -(sr/st).- 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. New Wave Com·M AY 1 - J UNE 7 2008posers Festival- Creative Sparks: midweekblockbuster. Ives: The Unanswered Question;Schafer: Threnody; The Falcon's Trumpet;Cashian: Mechanik; selected student compos·ers: world premiere works. MaRS Centre,101 College Street. 416-366-7723. Free.- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Mini Wednesday Masterworks 1. Men·delssohn: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave);Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3; Schubert:Symphony No. 9. Jonathan Biss, piano;Gunther Herbig, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -3.- 8:00: World Stage 2008. CIRCA - TheSpace Between. See May 6.Thursday May 08- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre ChamberMusic Series. R. Murray Schafer: The Crownof Ariadne. Sanya Eng, harp. Four SeasonsCentre for the Performing Arts, 145 QueenSt. W. 416-363-8321. Free.- 12: 10: St. Paul's Foundation for theArts. Noon Hour Recital Series - Jan Dverduin,organ. St. Paul's Bloor St., 227 Bloor St.E. 416-961 -8116 x251. Free.- 12:15: Christ Church Deer Park. NoondayChamber Series. Veronique Mathieu, violin;Jennifer Hu, piano. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5111. Free/donations welcome.- 12: 15: Metropolitan United Church.Noon at the Met. Arnold Tirzits, piano. 56Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.- 2:00: Smile Theatre. Twilight Cabaret.Songs, routines, monologues, and sketches.Cameron Hall, Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch, 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. .- 7:30: St. James United Church. TheMikado. By Gilbert & Sullivan. St. JamesUnited Church Choir; Kathleen Wells, soprano;Brynne Mcleod, mezzo; Leander Mendoza,tenor; Bill Price, baritone. Caroline Laughlin,director; Clive Dunstan, musical director. 400Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-234-1365. ; O(child). For run details see music theatrelistings.- 8:00: Oancap Productions. My Fair lady.By Lerner & Loewe. Christopher Cazenave,Lisa O'Hare, based on Cameron Mackintosh/National Theatre of Great Britain production.Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-644-3665. -0. For run detailssee music theatre listings.-- 7:00: Esprit Orchestra. New Wave ConcertIll. 2-part concert (7:00 & 9:00) & JohnRea's Public Forum and Roundtable Discussion(8:00). Shi: In the Timeless Air; Astapov: PianoConcerto; Martin: new orchestral work;Parkin: Concertina for Clarinet & ChamberOrchestra; Mayo: new orchestral work. LeonardGilbert, piano; Max Christie, clarinet; AlexPauk, conductor. Innis Town Hall, 2 SussexAve. 416-815-7887. Free.- 8:00: Jazz.FM 91 . Jazz lives. Ian Shaw,Patricia Barber, Bob Dorough, vocalists; BillMcBirnie, flute; Thompson Egbo Egbo, piano;Peter Appleyard, vibraphone; band includesTom Szczesniak, piano; Scott Alexander, bass;Brian Barlow, drums; Russ Little, director.Convocation Hall, 31 King's College Circle.416-978-8849. ; .- 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art Ithe Ambient Ping I angelusnovus.net.Oeep Wireless Festival: Trans-local Remixes.Works by Clarey, LeBel, Ng, Ogborn, Stanford,Thornborrow, Centeno, Ducharme & others.lndexG Gallery, 50 Gladstone Ave. 647-438-9874. .- 8:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart's Requiem. SeeMay 7.- 8:00: Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra.French Impressions. Arcuri: New Work; lbert:Divertissement; Debussy: Children's Corner;Ravel: Piano Concerto. Boris Krajny, piano;Kerry Stratton, conductor. Geroge WestonRecital Hall, Toronto Centre For the Arts,5040 Yonge St. 416-872-11 l 1/416-870-8000. -, -(sr).- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.ThursdayMasterworks 1. See May 7.- 8:00: World Stage 2008. CIRCA - TheSpace Between. Run continues. See musictheatre listings.- 9:00: Association in Defense of theWrongly Convicted. Sounds like Justice 4.Fred Eaglesmith, John and Mary and theValkyries, The Spoons, Blue Peter & LibertySilver. Live@Courthouse, 57 Adelaide St. E.416-870-8000. .- 9:00: Small World Music. Sixth AnnualSouth Asian Music Series. Tasa & Monsoon.Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307, ; (advance).Friday May 09- 1 :OD & 7:00: Brampton Musical Theatre.Seussical Jr. The Dr. Seuss charactersbrought to life. Music by Stephen Flaherty,lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Lester B. Pearson Theatre,150 Central Park Dr. Brampton. 905-793-4600. Call for prices. For complete run seemusic theatre listing.- 7:30: Eglinton St. George's Choir. Cantiamo!A Concert for Italy. Solemn music forMass at St. Peter's Basilica, spirituals, Gospeland African music. Peter Merrick, director. 35Lytton Boulevard. 416-481 -1141 x250. ;(st).- 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Debussy:Pelleas et Melisande. See May 6.- 7:30: St. James United Church. Gilbert& Sullivan: The Mikado. See May 8.- 7:30: University Settlement Music andArts School. Annual Faculty Recital. Worksby Mozart, Strauss, Ro ssini & others forvoice, violin, accordion, flute, clarinet, piano &more. St. George the Martyr Church, 197John St. 416-598-3444 x243/244. PWYC.- 7:30: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church.Choral Concert. Vaughan Williams: Five MysticalSongs; & other works. TEMC ConcertChoir; Guest: Bruno Cormier, baritone. 230 St.Clair Ave. W. 416-925-5977. ; $ l 5(sr/st).- 8:00: Andrea Nann DreamwalkerDance Company. The Whole Shebang '08.Gingras: Chain Reaction; Grossman: MementoMori; & other works. Enwave Theatre, Har·bourfront Centre, 231 Queen's Quay W. 416-973-4000. ; (sr/st).- 8:00: Dancap Productions. My Fair lady.See May 8.- 8:00: Etobicoke Community ConcertBand. Olympic Fanfare. John Edward Liddle,music director; guests: Toronto Cultural YouthOrchestra; Tak Ng Lai, music director. EtobicokeCollegiate Auditorium, 86 MontgomeryRd. 416-410-1570. ; $ l 5(sr); (st);free(child).- 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall/Small World Music. Eastern Expressions:lakir Hussain & the Masters of Percussion.Zakir Hussain, tabla; Ustad Sultan Khan,sarangi. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-872-4255. .50-.50.- 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Serenades.Prevost: Hommage; Tartini: Devil's Trill; Kreisler:Liebesleid; Liebesfreud; Dvorak: Sere·nade. Judy Kang, violin; Nurhan Arman, musicdirector. Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 LonsdaleRd. 416-499-0403. ; (sr);(16-29/st).Praised by audienceeS and critics a!tke,Bruno tormler, baritonewtf! peiform with the TEMC Concert ChoirFive MJstlcal Sonesby Ralph Vaughn Williams& other choral masterworksFriday, May 9, 2008 at 7:30pmTimothy Eaton Memorial Church230 St. Clair Ave. W.Tickets: Adults Seniors/Studentsavailable at the door or from the TEMCVolunteer Office 416-925-5977WWW. TH EWHOLENOTE.COM 33

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