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Volume 13 - Issue 8 - May 2008

Includes the 2008 Canary Pages

... 1: CONCERTS: Toronto

... 1: CONCERTS: Toronto and GTASaturday May 17- 11 :OD am & 2:00: Solar Stage Children'sTheatre. Rapunzel: The Girl with theGolden Hair. Run continues. See music theatrelistings.- 8:00: Musicians in Ordinary. A Defenceof Ryme: Songs to the Poetry of Thomas Campionand Samuel Daniel. Hallie Fishel, soprano;John Edwards, lute. Heliconian Hall, 35 HazeltonAve. 416-535-9956. ; $ l 5(sr/st).- 8:00: Acoustic Harvest Folk Club. Tasa.Indian music ensemble. St. Nicholas AnglicanChurch, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-264-2235. .Sunday May 18- 1:30: CAMMAC/McMichael Gallery.Sunday Concerts- Paul Pacanowski. Mc­Michael Gallery, 10365 Islington Avenue,Kleinburg. 905-893-1121 / 888-213-1121.Free w gallery admission: ; (st/sr).- 2:00: North Toronto Institute of Music.In Recital. Music by Coste, Dowland & Barrios.Michael Savona, guitar. Recital Hall, BritonHouse Retirement Centre, 720 Mt. PleasantRd. 416-488-2588. ; D(sr/st).- 2:00: Soundstreams I soundaXis. CoolDrummings: Distillery Drummings. Reich:Nagoya Marimbas, Music for Pieces of Wood,Clapping Music; also works by Cage, Duggan& Ford. U of T & McGill Percussion Ensembles.Distillery Historic District, 35 Mill St.416-504-1282. Free. 1 :OD: Community ArtistOverture.- 2:30: The Toronto Early Music Centre.Musically Speaking: Tunes from Louis XIV'siPod. Repertoire includes trio sonatas by Hotteterre,Darnel, and Marais. Alison Melvilleand Emma Elkinson, baroque flutes; JustinHaynes, viola da gamba; Borys Medicky, harpsichord.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10Trinity Square. 416-920-5025. Admissionby donation.-4:00: St. James' Cathedral. TwilightRecital Series. Andrew Ager, organ. 65Church St. 416-364- 7865. Free.- 8:00: Li Delun Music Foundation . EastMeets West Classics: Olympic Games Celebration.Works by Chinese & Westerncomposers. Pingxin Xu Toronto FestivalOrchestra; Alata Harmonia Chorus of Canada& other artists; Lai Tak-Ng, conductor.George Weston Recital Hall, TorontoCentre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111 . -.- 8:00: Music Gallery. VTO 008: KTL .Stephen O'Malley, guitar; Peter Rehberg, StefanNemeth, Sleep Research Facility, electronics.197 John St. 416-204-1080. .Tuesday May 20- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Vocal Series.- Opera "a Casa". A program exploring operabefore recordings. Andrea Grant, Mia Bach,piano; guest artists. Four Seasons Centre forthe Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8321 . Free.- 1 :OD: St. James' Cathedral. Music atMidday. Randy Mills, organ. 65 Church St.416-364-7865. Free.- 8:00: Humbercrest United Church. SacredSounds. Oratorio arias and choruses byMozart, Handel. Puccini, Rossini, Haydn. Humbercrestchoir and soloists. 16 Baby Point Rd.416-767-6122. Freewill offering.Wednesday May 21- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Piano VirtuosoSeries -Arms and Elbows, Palms andNails. Cowell: Banshee; Louie: Scenes from aJade Terrace; Rzewski: Winnsboro CottonMill Blues. Stephanie Chua, piano. Four SeasonCentre for the Performing Arts, 145 QueenSt. W.416-363-8321.Free.- 12:30: Toronto Blues Society. 23rdBirthday Celebration. Shakura S' Aida, vocalist.Yonge Dundas Square, 2 Carlton St. 416-538-3885. Free.- 12:30: Yorkminster Park BaptistS~ Music on the HillThursdays, 12: 15 - 1 :00 pmAll concerts are free and are held at the historic St John'sYork Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Drive, Toronto,York Mills Subway. Yonge and 401. 416-225-6611Free parking .MAY 15 - George Grosman Trio - jazzMAY 22 - Barbara Fris, soprano. William Shookhoff- pianoMAY 29 - Two Roads Home - folk duoJUNE 5 - Tanya Turner, soprano. Mark Selby, piano.Renee Strasfeld, mezzo-soprano - music theatreJUNE 12 - Brian Katz, guitar. Jonno Lightstone, clarinet, flute -klezmer and jazzJUNE 19 - Music for Muses - Kristine Dandavino, soprano.Joanne Averill-Rocha, flute. Marianne Turner, piano -French songs and chamber music'The Musicians In Ordinaryfor the Lutes and Vo icespresentChurch. In Recital. Andrew MacKreill, organ.1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.- 6:00: ORGANIX 08. 45' concert: Paris,c'est magnifique! Music by Berveiller, Barraine,Vierne, Guilmant. Gordon Mansell, organ.Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St.W.416241-9785. .50.- 6:30: Soundstreams I soundaXis. CoolOrummings Community Artist Overture. RagingAsian Women Taiko Drummers. Bloor St.west of University Ave. 416-504-1282. Free.- 7:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Kismet.Joe Cascone, Elizabeth Moriss,J.P.Gedeon, Stephanie Douglas, David Haines;Keith Bohlender, musical director. FairviewLibrary Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 416-755-1717. . For run details see musictheatre listings.- 7:00: Star Potential Studios. On Broadway.A tribute to the Great White Way. Musicfrom Oliver, Annie, Oklahoma, Carousel. Hairspray,The Lion King & others. Village Playhouse,2190 Bloor St. W. 416-354- 2479.; $ lD(adv).- 7:30: Earl Haig Secondary School.Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic BandNight. Students of the Claude Watson MusicProgram, Alan Torok & Gennady Gefter, conductors.George Weston Recital Hall, TorontoCentre for The Arts, 5040 Yonge Street. 416-395-3210x20141. ; (students).- 7:30: Mozart Society. In Recital. BozenaFereanec, soprano; Boris Krajny, piano. Worksby Mozart & Gluck. First Unitarian Congregation,175 St.Clair Ave. W. 416-201 -3338. .- 7:30: St. Thomas's Church. Organ Recital.Liszt: Fantasy & Fugue on 8-A-C-H; Mozart:Fantasy in f K.608; Durufle: Prelude & Fugueon A-L-A-1-N; Bach: Sonata No. 1 in E flat;Prelude & Fugue in D; Vierne: Symphony No.6: Finale. Kerry Beaumont, organ. 383 HuronSt.416-979-2323. .- 7:30: Toronto Choristers. 16th AnnualSpring Concert. Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate,2300 Pharmacy Ave. 416-779-8286. D.- 8:00: Soundstreams I soundaXis. ComingTogether: Cool Orummings Opening Gala.Rzewski: Coming Together; Ho: Kami; Antheil:Ballet Mecanique; Colgrass: new work. SanyaEng, harp; Beverley Johnston, Ryan Scott,Richard Moore, percussion; U of T &McGill Percussion Ensembles; Alan Pierson,conductor. MacMillan Theatre, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen's Park.416-504-1282. -.- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Mini Wednesday Masterworks 2 -ltzhak PerlmanConducts. Bach: Concerto for Violin andOboe; Mozart: Symphony 1125; Beethoven:Symphony 115. Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; ltzhakPerlman, conductor/violin. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -$130.Thursday May 22- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Vocal Series.- Operatic Theatre and Chamber music of NjoKong Kie. Selections from Kong Kie's band DayOFF. Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8321. Free.- 12: 10: St. Paul's Foundation for theArts. Noon Hour Recital Series - StillmanMatheson, organ. St. Paul's Bloor St., 227Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116 x251. Free.- 12: 15: Christ Church Deer Park. NoondayChamber Series. Trombone Quartet. JanOwen, leader. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5111. Free/donations welcome.- 12: 15: Metropolitan United Church.Noon at the Met. Patricia Wright, organ. 56Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.- 12: 15: Music on the Hill. Songs fromOpera. Barbara Fris, soprano; WilliamShookhoff, piano. St. John's York Mills AnglicanChurch, 19 Don Ridge Dr. 416-225-6611.Free.- 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Matinee Masterworks -ltzhak Perlman Conducts.See May 21.- 6:30: Soundstreams I soundaXis. CoolDrummings Community Artist Overture. CapoeiraCamara. Bloor St. west of UniversityAve. 416-504-1282. Free.- 7:00: Star Potential Studios. On Broadway.See May 21.- 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Kismet.See May 21.- 8:00: Dancemakers. Melanie Demers. 55Mill St. Building 74. 416-317-1800. ;$ l 8(st/sr/CADA).- 8:00: Show One. Vladimir Spivakov & theMoscow Virtuosi. Schoenberg: VerklarteNacht; Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11 in D,Hob. XVIII; Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1 in cfor Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra;Guida: Aria; Piazzolla: Two Tangos.cAQJ~o/-

Guest: Olga Kern, piano. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 1111. -.- 8:00: Soundstreams I soundaXis. CaalDrummings: Latin American Rhythms. Tambu·co; Glen Velez, percussion. MacMillan Thea·tre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen'sPark. 416-504-1282. - 7:00: YoungArtist Overture.Friday May 23- 7:30: Borderless Song. A Celebration:Teresa Stratas. Peter Skoggard: Stratas. Con·cert performance of a new chamber operacelebrating the 70th birthday of Teresa Stratas.Bridget Hogan, soprano; Christopher Bur·ton, music director. Forest Grove UnitedChurch, 43 Forest Grove Or.416-462-9601..- 7:30: Charlotte Knight. Sang Cycle.Works by Dowland, Handel. Mozart,Beckwith, Bolcom and others. CharlotteKnight, soprano; Joy Lee, piano. Humber·rsongCyck'a benefit recital supporting the2008 Ride to Conquer CancerfeaturingCharlotte Knight, sopranoJoy Lee, pianopresented by(('Tli.e 3-'Wli.eefe.rs"(Team riders: Eleanor Misener,Charlotte Knight, Ginger Misener-Knight)Friday, May 23rd at 7:30 pmHumbercrest United Church,16 Baby Point Rd, TorontoAdmission is by donation(Tax receipts available)Recommended minimum adult or student/seniorcrest United Church, 16 Baby Point PointRd. 416-500-9750. Admission by dona·tion. Recommended mimimum ;1st/sr). Benefit recital supporting the2008 Ride to Conquer Cancer.- 7:30: Jubilee United Church. MusicalCelebration of the Great White Way. Selec·tions from Oklahoma, The Music Man, HelloDolly. Jubilee Choir; Alcina Chiu, mezzo;Marie Cri·scione, soprano; Miladin Danailov,bass-baritone; Arthur Wenk, director. 40 Un·derwood Drive.416-447-6846. .- 7:30: ORGANIX DB. listening Ta Our Heritage.Music by Bach, Tanguay, Reger, Ives,Rheinberger. Elizabeth Loewen-Andrews, via·lin; Jonathan Oldengarm, organ. St. Paul'sBasilica, 83 Power St. 416-241 -9785. ;.- 7:30. The Band of the Royal Regimentof Canada. Prams at the Cathedral. TheCathedral Church of St. James, 65 ChurchSt. 416-364-7865. ; .For Tickets and Informationvisit: www.conquercancer.ca(click on "Donate" to findThe 3-Whee/ers team page)or call 416-500-9750In celebration of the 70th birthday ofTeresa StratosBorderless Song presentsSTRATASan Opera by Peter SkoggardLibretto by David Macfarlanewith soprano Bridget Hogan in the title role& Christopher Burton, pianoat theCathedralFriday, May 237:30pn1The thrilling music ofthe Band of theRoyal Regiment of CanadaThe majesty and power ofToronto's finest pipe organ!The rising starsof today's opera world!All this awaits you at the annualProms at the Cathedral -don't miss one ofToronto'sbest loved events!Tickets I 257:30 pm Friday, May 23Forest Grove United Church43 Forest Grove Drive, TorontoTickets .00 Call (416) 462-9601www.forestgroveuc.com www.wellingtonarts.ca/peterskoggardborderless _ song @yahoo.eaThe Cathedral Church of St. JamesDIOCESE OF TORONTOANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA65 Church Street at King Street416-364-7865 ·~www.stjamescathedral.on.ca ~MAY 1 - JUNE 7 2008 WWW. TH EWHOLENOTE.COM 37

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