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Volume 13 - Issue 8 - May 2008

Includes the 2008 Canary Pages

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Pilot Tavern22 Cumberland 416-923-5716www.thepilot.caMay 3 Janis Steprans. May 4 Kol/age. May10 Jake Wilkinson Ouartet. May 11 RichardWhiteman Ouartet. May 17 Bob ErlandsonOuartet. May 18 Daniel Easty Ouartet.Ouotes220 King St. W.416-979-7717May 2 Fred Duligal. May 9 Bruce Cassidy.May 16 John MacMurchy.Reservoir Lounge. The52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887www.reservoirlounge.comEvery Mon Sophia Perlman and the VipersEvery Tue Tyler Yarema and his RhythmEvery Wed Bradley and the BouncersEvery Thu Janice HagenEvery Fri Chet Valient ComboEvery Sat Tory CassisThe Renaissance Cate1938 Danforth Avenue 416-422-1441Revival Music Lounge783 College St. 416-535- 7888Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475www.therex.caMay 1 The legendary Miles Johnson, BenJansson Ouartet. May 2 HogtownSyncopators, Sultans of String, Jason Logue 7. May 3 Abbey's Meltdown, T JO Big Band,Justin Bacchus, Bruce Cassidy. May 4Humber College Community Music SchoolRecitals, Club Django, Ugly Beauties, PaulDelong Ouintet. May 5 Roxanne Potvin Blues,John Cheesman Orchestra. May 6 RichardWhiteman Trio, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. May 7Coda Magazine Party, One Up One Down.May 8 Kevin Ouain, Buddy Aquilina. May 9Hogtown Syncopators, Sultans of String,Ricochet. May 10 Abbey's Meltdown, BrokenJoe Bluegrass, Lester Mclean Trio, VernDorge Ouintet. May 11 Excelsior DixielandJazz, Ugly Beauties, Stephanie Martin. May12 Roxanne Potvin Blues, Scott Kemp Trio.May 13 Richard Whiteman Trio, Classic RexJazz Jam. May 14 Sly Juhas Trio, Jacklarowski. May 15 Kevin Ouain, Dave YoungOuintet. May 16 Hogtown Syncopators,Sultans of String, Dave Young Ouintet. May17 Abbey's Meltdown, Laura Hubert Band,Lester Mclean Trio, levon lchkanian. May 18Excelsior Dixieland Jazz, Or. Nick Blues, UglyBeauties, Michael Cabe and Mem3. May 19Roxanne Potvin Blues, Klez Factor. May 20Richard Whiteman Trio, Classic Rex JazzJam. May 21 Sly Juhas Trio, Mike JanzenTrio. May 22 Kevin Ouain, Bonnie BrettOuartet. May 23 Hogtown Syncopators,Sultans of String, Bonnie Brett Ouartet. May24 Abbey's Meltdown, Swing Shift Big Band,Justin Bacchus, Mike Murley Ouintet. May25 Humber College Community Music SchoolRecitals, Freeway Dixieland, Ugly Beauties,Random Access. May 26 Roxanne PotvinBlues, John acleod's Rex Hotel Orchestra.May 27 Richard Whiteman Trio, Classic RexJazz Jam. May 28 Sly Juhas Trio, TenaPalmer. May 29 Kevin Ouain, David VirellesOuartet. May 30 Hogtown Syncopators,Laura Hubert Band, Brandi Oisterheft. May31 Abby's Meltdown, The Homele$$ blues,Lester Mclean Trio, Tom Van Seters.The Rivoli334 Queen St. W.Apr 13 Hot Toronto Presents: John Alcornand Friends.Safari Bar and Grill17 49 Avenue Rd. 416· 78 7 -6584Saint Tropez, Le315 King St. W. 416-591-3600Live music 7 days a weekSpacco Italian Eatery & Bar2273 Royal Windsor Drive. Dakville, Dnt.905-884-1958www.spacco.caSpezzo Restorante140 York Blvd. Richmond Hill 905-886-9703Live jazz every Thursday.The Stone Grill51 B Winchester 416-967-6565www.stonegrillonwinchester.comEvery Sun Jazz Brunch with Archie Alleyne,Robi Botos, Artie Roth.Sydney's Island Restaurant5120 Dixie Rd, Mississauga905-624-3444Ten Feet Tall1381 Danforth Avenue, 416- 778- 7333www.tenfeettall.caLast Sun of Every Month Girls Night OutVocalists Jam.May 4 Nick Brownman Ali. May 11 SophiaPerlman. May 18 Chris Hercules w. SteveKoven. May 25 Jazz 'n' laughs with IlanaWaldston.The Trane Studio964 Bathurst St. 416-913-8197www.tranestudio.com... 4: CLUBSMAINLY JAZZends hereCanadian Jazz Vocalist& Recording ArtistADI BRAUNNow accepting a limited number of newvoice and piano students-all styles and levels --preparation for exams & auditions -"Every singer on the planet should take at feastone vocal lesson from Adi Braun ... her techniqueis a wonder to behold." - Jamyz Bee, JAZZ FM91For more information please call 416 . 651 . 8116adi@adibraun.com www.adibraun.comLISTINGS: SECTION 5ANNOUNCEMENTS, LECTURE~SYMPOS~MASTERCLASSES,WORKSHOPS, ETCETERAANNOUNCEMENTS*May 3 & 4, 9:30am-5pm: Elora Festivaland Singers. 20th Annual Book Sale. Held atthe Elora Curling Club, David St. Elora. Bookdonations are being accepted at the EloraFestival Office, 33 Henderson St. Elora.519-846-0331.*May 31:30: Capitol Theatre. Cineplex"HD live on the big screen''.· MetropolitanOpera Series - Puccini: la Boheme. 20 QueenSt., Port Hope. 905-885-1071, 800-434-5092. .*May 3 2:30: North Metro Sweet Adelines.Aloha Dreams Auction. Live auction;refreshments; performance by the NorthMetro Chorus; Matthew Penstone, auctioneer.Armenian Centre, 45 Hallcrown Place. 905-709-1683. D.*May 9 6:00: Toronto Summer Music.Benefit for the 2008 Toronto Summer MusicAcademy & Festival. Champagne receptionand dinner, followed by a chamber concert.Featuring cellist Denise Djokic, singers fromthe 2008 Opera Studio, and surprise guest.University Club of Toronto, 380 UniversityAve. 416-585-4464. 0.*May 10 1 :30: Capitol Theatre. Cineplex"HD live on the big screen": MetropolitanOpera Series - Donizetti: la Fi/le du Regiment.20 Queen St., Port Hope. 905-885-1071 ,800-434-5092. .*May 14 6:00: Ken Page MemorialTrust. 1 Oth Annual Fundraising Gala. ContinuousJazz Party; gourmet dining by en VilleCatering; fine wine service by ChurchillCellars; raffle prizes. Performers include:Peter Appleyard, vibes; Guido Basso, trumpet;Jim Galloway, saxophone; Eddie Higgins,piano; Ken Peplowski, clarinet & others; RossPorter, host. Japanese Canadian CulturalCentre, 6 Garamond Court. RSVP: 416-515-0200. 0.*May 15 6:30: Friends and Family ofDomenic Troiano. Third Annual "We AllNeed love: A Tribute to Domenic Troiano."Mark Dailey & Jay Jackson, emcees; HouseBand consisting of many performers; lightbarbecue; cash bar. Palais Royale Ballroom,1601 Lakeshore Blvd. West. 866-908-9090 . DO. Funds raised will be directed to TorontoEast General's 0 million redevelopmentcampaign.*May 15 6:30-9:30: Tafelmusik. 2008Spring Gala: A Grand Affair. An evening ofmusic, live & silent auctions, delicious food.Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place. 416-964-9562 x234. 0, Gala Tables 00.Proceeds will go to support Tafelmusik'sconcert, education & outreach programming.*May 17 11 am-1 Opm: ORGANIX 08.Niagara Winery and Concert Tour. Bus transportation,tastings at three vineyards; dinner;two 45-minute concerts (for details, see bothGTA and Beyond GTA concert listings). Pleasesee website: www.organixconcerts.ca/2008for pickup times, places and other details.416-241-9785. 5, (child).*May 24 12:00 noon: Chris McKhool/Green Toronto Festival. Making GuinnessWorld Records History for the largest BicycleBell Ensemble. Concert and post -concertevent. Bring your bicycle bells (attached tobikes or separate) and ring them in a resoundingchorus for the environment, during theperformance of Chris's new song, Walk andRoll. Yonge-Dundas Square. 416-392-2984,www.toronto.ca/greentorontofestival Free.*May 24: Royal Opera House/Opus Arte/Digiscreen. Screening of Royal Ballet'sRomeo & Juliet. Directed by Kenneth MacMillan;starring prima ballerina Tamara Rojo withCuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. For cinemalocations, times & to purchase advancetickets: www.empiretheatres.com orwww.digiscreen.ca .95; $ l 6.95(sr);.95(child), excluding tax.*May 25 2:00-5:00: Elmer lseler Singers.Strawberries and Champagne. Silentauction, refreshments, music and surprises.Lydia Adams, conductor. Toronto Hunt GolfClub, 1355 Kingston Road. 416-217-0537..*May 25 2:30: Sinfonia Toronto. TheHarmony of Tea and Music. Delightful afternoonof insights from Catherine Lashko,international authority and Master Taster forThe Indian Tea Board. Sample superlative teas,discover delicacies by UWC's pastry chef andrelax with selections by fine musicians.University Women's Club, 162 St. George St.416-499-0403, www.sinfoniatoronto.com.*May 29 3:00: Canadian League ofComposers/soundaXis. Sound in ThreeDimensions: an Open Rehearsal. IntroductionNo Strings Theatre Productionsis now registering for itsSUMMER MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAM·-x";,·· /fillI I. tr.,.. ,... lJ,., .•._;-:_ ,,/1;:_\!,.J.-'\,\ itf.,,l,JIb,,,,,,.J:,-,,:FOR TEENS+ (13-21) JULY 7-31, 2008classes in singing, acting, dancingThis year's production is "Into the Woods Jr."Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,Book by James Lapine *July 30 & 31, 2008Al Green TheatreMiles Nada~CCVenue Partner(416) 588-5845 www.nostringstheatre.com50 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE,COM MAY 1 - ] UNE 7 2008

to the music of Scelsi !see related concert indaily listings, May 29), focusing on Yamaonfor bass voice, a handful of bass instruments& percussion. Alexander Dobson, bass;Wallace Halladay, saxophones & others.Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-925·3457. Free.*May 29 - June 15: New Music Concerts/soundaXisFestival. A Portrait ofRobin Minard- Sounds on Paper. Five recentenvironmental-electroacoustic works byMinard, including Nature morte with videocomponents by artist Susan Meinhardt.Opening: May 29 7:00. Gallery 345, 345Sorauren Ave. For hours of operation call: 416·961-9594. Free.*May 30 7:00: Wonderworks FleishmanGallery. Hildegard's "Viriditas". KrystinaLewicki !soprano) performs chants on thehealing greening power of nature with guestsBilly Gekas !violin) and Kathleen Gillis ltombak),followed by a presentation on Hildegard'shealing plant medicine by herbalist JohnRedden. 79a Harbord St. 416-323-3131,www.gowonderworks.com Free.* June 2 time tba: Canadian OperaCompany/BMO Nesbitt Burns. 14thAnnual Opera Golf Classic. Day of golf, food,silent auction. Scarboro Golf and Country Club,321 Scarboro Golf Club Road. 416-363-6671.*June 2 8:00: Ontario College of Art &Design/soundaXis. Rechenzentrum -Silence. Screening of Silence, by Berlin-basedmultimedia ensemble Rechenzentrum. ViadSpicanovic, curator. Auditorium, DCAD, 100Mc Caul St. 416-925-3457. Free.* June 7: Royal Opera House/Opus Arte/Digiscreen. Screening of Royal Ballet's TheTales of Beatrix Potter. For cinema locations,times & to purchase advance tickets:www.empiretheatres.com orwww.digiscreen.ca .95; .951sr);.951child), excluding tax.*Artists' Garden Cooperative/Plein AirGarden Concerts. Proposals are invited forthe Summer Salon Concert Series 08. If youare an acoustic musician, group, vocal orspoken word artist who would like to proposea performance in our garden pavilion duringJuly or August, please complete the 2008proposal and agreement forms available at ourwebsite: www.artistsgardencoop.com orcontact Susan Brown at 416-487-0705.*Hymn Society, Southern OntarioChapter. Hymn competition on the theme:Singing God's Song in a Strange land. Open toall contributors. The search is primarily for atext, which may be submitted with a tunetlie!original or existing). Submission deadline:June 2, 2008. For further informa·lion: www .sochs.org/competition.html*Toronto General Hospital. Music forHeart and Soul. Musical performers areinvited to participate in Toronto General'sconcert series, with performances on Thursdayafternoons and Monday evenings in theDeGasperis Conservatory, cardiac wing. Forfurther information: 416-340-4115.LECTURES/SYMPOSIA*May 3 7:30: Toronto Gilbert & SullivanSociety. Enjoy lively G&S singing andquizzing. St. Andrew's Church, 117 Bloor St.East. 416· 763-0832. lvisitors).*May 4 5:00-7:00: Soundstreams. CelebratingSchafer. Hear R. Murray Schaferspeak about his new opera The Children'sCrusade ISoundstreams commission premier·ing June 2009); enjoy antipasti and sweetsprovided by Grano. 21 Shaftesbury Avenue. Toreserve a place: 416-504-1282. 5.Money raised will go toward the worldpremiere of The Children's Crusade.*May 7 7:00-8:30: Canadian OperaCompany. Opera 101: Oebussy: Pelleas etMelisande. Sit back, enjoy a drink & snacks,engage in a lively discussion with guestsMarie Berard, CDC concertmaster & violinist,and Derek Bate, assistant conductor; BrentBambury, host. Drake Hotel - Underground,1150 Queen St. West. 416-363-8231. Free.*May 10 9:30am-1 :00: Canadian OperaCompany/Munk Centre for InternationalStudies. The Opera Exchange: Oebussy'sPelleas et Melisande. Featured speakers:Leslie Barcza, on the symbolist movement;Katherine Bergeron, on the ending of the opera;Arthur Wenk, on the text & music of theopera; plus panel. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93Charles St. West. 416-363-8231. , OIUofT faculty), O(st with ID).*May 22-24: Soundsteams Canada. NewModels of Oistribution - Getting the MusicOut 2008 Conference. Focusing on newmodels of distribution for recordings of liveconcerts; opening up opportunities for thedissemination of new music around the worldthrough cutting-edge media. All events areopen to the public. Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen's Park. 416-504-1282; to register:www.soundstreams.ca per event, full pass.*May 24-25: Canadian New MusicNetwork. Forum 2008: Expanding theBorders: programming new music in an age ofdiversity. Keynote Speaker: Graham Macken·zie !Huddersfield Contemporary MusicBEACH SUMMER_ VOICEPD 'OGDAM Jl Summer Intensive forN R }lauft SingersTHEROYALCONSERVATORY OFMUSICSUMMER PROGRAMSCLASSES & LESSONSALL AGES. ALL LEVELS.Music With Your Baby/ToddlerSummer Music CampsTheory & History ClassesChoirs & Instrumental ClassesOpera Scene StudyProfessional DevelopmentConvenient GTA Locations.www.rcmus1c.ca416.408.2825July 17-21 Choral Week: Ensembles &SolosJuly 24-28 Opera Week: Ensembles & Solos

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