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Volume 14 - Issue 5 - February 2009


WHOLENOTE LISTINGSSECTIONS 1-4: INTRODUCTIONWholeNote listings are arranged inFOUR DISTINCT SECTIONS:I) Toronto & GTA (Greater Toronto Area)2) Beyond the GTA3) Jazz in Clubs4) Music-related events(a.k.a. "Announcements ... EtCetera")This issue contains listings fromFebruary I to March 7, 2009SECTION I: Toronto & GTA (pages 28-41) covers all of theCity of Toronto plus the adjoining "905" area - more or less correspondingto the areas accessible from Toronto by phone withoutlong distance charges. Section I includes communities as far westas Oakville, as far north as Aurora and as far east as Pickering.In this issue Section 1 includes:Brampton, Kleinburg, Markham, Mississauga, Oakville,Thornhill, Toronto and GTA, VaughanSECTION 2: Beyond the GTA (pages 41-44) covers many areasof Southern Ontario, outside Toronto and GTA. The towns andcities vary from month to month.In this issue Section 2 includes:Bancroft, Barrie, Burlington, Cambridge, Chatham,Cobourg, Dundas, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston,Kitchener, Lindsay, London, Newmarket, Norval,Orillia, Oshawa, Owen Sound, Port Hope, St.Catharines, WaterlooSECTION 3: Jazz in Clubs (pages 44-45) is organized alphabeticallyby club, and provides as much detail on what the clubs areoffering as we had at the time of publication, which varies greatlyfrom club to club. Phone numbers and website addresses are providedto facilitate access to more up-to-date information.SECTION 4: Announcements, Lectures/Symposia, MasterClasses ... EtCetera (page 45-46) is for music-related events andactivities, other than performances, which in our judgment will beof interest to our readers.A general word of caution: a phone number is provided withevery WholeNote listing; in fact, we won't publish a listing withoutone. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists oreven venues change after the listings are published; or occasionallycorrected information is not sent to us in time.So please check before you go out to a concert.HOW TO LISTListings in WholeNote Magazine in these four sections are a freeservice available, in our discretion, to eligible presenters. lfyouhave an event, send us your information NO LATER than the 15"'of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing iseligible to appear. Please note, the next issue covers the periodfrom March I-April 7 2009 so listings must be received by February15th.Listings can be sent by e-mail to orby fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail (address on page 6) .We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232x2 l for further information on listings.LISTINGS: SECTION 1CONCERTS: Toronto and GTANote: Opera and music theatre productionswith extended runs appear in the dailylistings only on the first performance ofthe month. Subsequent performance datesappear at the end of that primary listing.For show times, call the phone numberlisted.Listings for the following extended·runproductions my be found on the datesbelow:Dirty Dancing - Feb. 1Happy Days - Feb. 3Jersey Boys - Feb. 1The Sound of Music - Feb. 1We Will Rock You - Feb. 1Sunday February O 1- 10:30am: Eglinton St. George's UnitedChurch. Jazz Epiphanies: Alex Oean Ouar·tet. 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481·1141. Free.- 1 :30: CAMMAC/McMichael Gallery.Bethune Flute Ensemble. 10365 IslingtonAve, Kleinburg. 905·893-1121. ; (sr/st}.- 1 :30: Mirvish Productions. The Soundof Music. Rodgers & Hammerstein. Prin·cess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W.416-872-1212. -0. Also Feb. 4·8,11-15, 18-22, 25-Mar. 1, 4· 7 and beyond.- 2:00: City of Toronto. Sunday ConcertSeries: Chinese New Year Celebration.Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.416-486·3011. Free.- 2:00: Dan cap Productions. JerseyBoys. Gaudio & Crewe. Eric Bates (TommydeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli),Andrew Rannells (Bob Gaudio), SteveGouveia (Nick Massi), and others; DesMcAnuff, director; Sergio Trujillo, choreog·rapher. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040Yonge St. 416-872- 1111. -5. AlsoFeb 3·8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-Mar 1, 3-7 andbeyond.- 2:00: Mirvish Productions. DirtyDancing. Bergstein. Royal AlexandraTheatre, 260 King St. W. 416-872-1212.-. Also Feb 3·8, 11-15, 17-22, 24·Mar. 1, 3· 7 and beyond.- 2:00: Mirvish Productions. We WillRock You. Music of Queen. PanasonicTheatre, 651 Yonge St. 416-872-1212.-. Also Feb. 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24·Mar 1, 3· 7 and beyond.- 2:00: St. Anne's Music & DramaSociety. Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates ofPenzance. Maura McGroarty, music direc·tor; Laura Schatz, artistic director. St.Anne's Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 416·922-4451. ,(sr/st}.- 2:00: Trio Bravo. Concert No.2. Rei·necke: Trio in A; Schubert: Shepherd on theRock; Barnes: Four Songs; Mozart: Trio in Eflat K498 "Kegelstatt". All Saints Kings·way Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W.416-242-2131. ; (sr/st).- 2:30: Opera in Concert. II Mondo de/laLuna. Haydn. Marcel van Neer, tenor(Ecclitico); Deanna Hendriks, soprano(Clarice); Aradia Ensemble, Kevin Mallon,conductor; Opera in Concert Chorus. JaneMallett Theatre, 27 Front St. E. 416-366·7723. ; .- 2:30: The Aldeburgh Connection. TheWings of Song. A celebration of Men·delssohn's 200th birthday. Gillian Keith,soprano; Elizabeth Turnbull, mezzo; Law·rence Wiliford, tenor; Stephen Ralls andBruce Ubukata, piano. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416·735· 7982. ; (student rush).- 3:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. ChineseNew Year Fundraiser. Works include Mo·zart: Overture from Marriage of Figaro;Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e, 1 st mvt;Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1, 1 st mvt;Grieg: Piano Concerto in a, 1 st mvt. Stu·dents from Aster's Music House. GlennGould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255. ; (sr/st).- 3:00: Hart House Chorus. Inter-VarsityChoral Festival 2009. Ontario universitychoirs perform works by Brahms, Mon·teverdi and Handel. Christopher Dawes,organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56Queen St. E. 416-978-8849. , O(sr/st).- 3:00: Hart House. CO Launch: 7heGarden of Peacocks." Works arranged fortwo harps, from Respighi to Clapton. LoriGemmell and Jennifer Swartz, harps. 7Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free.- 3:00: Syrinx Sunday Salons. WinonaZelenka, cello, Lydia Wong, piano. Schu·bert: "Arpeggione" Sonata; Prevost: Im·provisation for solo cello; Brahms: Sonatafor Cello and Piano in D. Heliconian Hall, 35Hazelton Ave. 416·654-0877. ; (sl).- 3:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.Raised in Song. Hymns and choral favour·ites sing-along. Giles Bryant, narrator;William Maddox, organ; Noel Edison,conductor. Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422.; $ lO(child).- 4:00: Royal Conservatory of Music.Great Artists Series: Li Wang, piano.Schumann: Kinderszenen; Chopin: Mazur·kas Op. 17; Mussorgsky: Pictures at anExhibition. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.416-408-2824 x321 . ; O(sl).- 4:00: St. James Cathedral. TwilightRecital Series. Andrew Ager, organ. 65Church St. 416-364· 7865 x224. Free.- 4:00: St. Olave's Church. AmazingGrace: Music for a Winter Afternoon. Musicfrom the film "Amazing Grace"; also festiveevensong for Candlemas. Janice Douglas,piano; Jenni Hayman, soprano; John Floyd,jazz piano; St. Olave's Consort, and others.360 Windermere Ave. 416· 769-5686.- 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. JazzVespers. Mike Murley, saxophone; DavidOcchipinti. guitar. 1570 Yonge St. 416·920-5211. Free, donations welcomed.Monday February 02- 7:30: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Chamber Music Series. Men·delssohn: Quartet Op.44 No.1; Puts: Credo;Dvorak: Quartet Op.96 "American". MiroQuartet. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744.; (sr/st).Tuesday February 03- 1 :00: St. James Cathedral. Music atMidday Series. Thomas Filches, organ. 65Church St. 416-364· 7865 x224. Free.28WWW. THEWHOLENOTE . COM FEBR UA RY 1 - M ARCH 7 2009

- 7:30: Dancap Productions. HappyDays. Marshall & Williams. Gordon Green·berg, director. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St.416-872- 1111.-. Also Feb 4-8, 10-15.- 8:00: Gold Gramaphone. Gold GramaphoneJubilee. Performers include VerkaSerduchka, Ani Lorak, Maksim Galkin, andmore. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-872-4255. $ 75-0.- 8:00: Rose Theatre. Ache Brazil. Musicand dance from Brazil. 1 Theatre Lane,Brampton. 905-874-2800. -.Wednesday February 04- 12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory ofMusic. Adrian Anantawan, violin. Works bySaint-Saens, Franck and Sarasate. RobertKortgard, piano. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 BloorSt. W. 416-408-2824 x321. Free.- 12:30: Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch. Noonhour Recital. Eric Osborne,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167.Free.- 7:30: Canadian Opera Company.Fidelio. Beethoven. Adriana Pieczonka,soprano !Leonore); Jon Ketilsson !Feb 4.71.Richard Margison !Feb 12-24) tenorIFlorestan); Gidon Saks, bass-baritone !DonPizarro); Mats Almgren, bass !Rocco); CDCOrchestra and Chorus; Andreas Baesler,director; Gregor Buhl, conductor. FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -0. Also Feb 12, 15, 18, 21, 24.Thursday February 05-12:10: St. Paul's Bloor Street AnglicanChurch. Noon Hour Organ RecitalSeries. Andrew Adair, organ. 227 Bloor St.E. 416-961-8116. Free.- 12: 10: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Thursdays at Noon - Music andPoetry. Che Anne Loewen, piano; EricDomville, speaker. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free.- 12: 15: Metropolitan United Church.Noon at the Met. Matthew Coons, organ.56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.- 7:00: Lula Lounge. Eliana CuevasOuintet. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W.416-588-0307. ; Oladvance).- 7:30: Canadian Opera Company.Rusalka. Dvorak. Julie Makerov, sopranoIRusalka); Irina Mishura, mezzo-sopranoIJezibaba); Michael Schade, tenor !Prince);Richard Paul Fink, baritone !Water Gnome);CDC Orchestra and Chorus; Dmitri Bertman,director; John Keenan, conductor.Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231.-0. Also Feb 11, 14, 17, 20, 23.- 7:30: Toronto Beach Chorale. BroadwayBound in the Beach. Music fromOliver!, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma andmore. Mervin Fick, conductor. KingstonRoad United Church. 975 Kingston Rd.416- 778-0949. $ 20; 1under 18).- 7:30: York University Dept. of Music.Ba/lake Sissoko. Solo kora performance.Tribute Communities Recital Hall, AccoladeEast, 4700 Keele St. 416- 736-5888. ;15ist).- 8:00: Music Toronto. Cecilia Duartet.Programme includes Haydn: String Quartetin B flat Op. 76 No.4 "Sunrise"; Brahms:Sextet in G. Guests: Marina Hoover, cello;Music TORONTOHsin- Yun Huang, viola. Jane Mallett Theatre,St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. -;$ 51st; accompanying adult pays half price);pay your age 118-35).- 8:00: Scarborough Music Theatre.Urinetown. Hollmann & Katis. J.P. Gedeon,director; F. Darryl Burton, music director.Scarborough Village Theatre. 3600 KingstonRd. 416-396-4049. Also Feb 6-8, 12-15, 19-21 .- 8:00: Toronto Philharmonia. legendaryFavourites. Burry: Orchestra Suite from"The Hobbit"; Glazunov: Violin Concerto;Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite. Lance Elbeck,violin; Kerry Stratton, conductor. GeorgeWeston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for theArts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-8 72-1111. $ 29-; -1st); -1sr).Friday February 06- 12:30: York University Dept of Music.Music at Midday: Do la la! Recital featuringFrench melodies, performed by singersfrom the studios of Catherine Robbin,Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, MichaelDonovan, Janet Obermeyer, Karen Rymal.Tribute Communities Recital Hall, AccoladeEast, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 ext22926. Free.- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Faculty Artist Series - FrenchChamber Music. Chausson: Piano Quartet;Faure: Piano Quartet. Jacques lsraelievitch,violin; Teng Li, viola; Shauna Rolston, cello;Henri-Paul Sicsic, piano. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Bldg, 80 Queen's Park.416-978-3744. ; 1sr/st).- 7:30: York University Department ofMusic. The Evolution of Gospel Music.Works by Dorsey, Jackson, Cleveland. YorkU Gospel Choir; Toronto Mass Choir; AidanChurch; Betty Lewis; As the Spirit Movesdance troupe; Karen Burke, artistic director;Corey Butler, musical director. TributeCommunities Recital Hall, Accolade East.YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; lsr/st). Call to confirm if strike is over.- 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Breathless.Chin: Double Concerto; Louie: Infinite Skywith Birds; Rea: Figures hatives; Ades:Three Studies from Couperin. Ryan Scott,percussion; Stephen Clarke, piano; MarieBerard, violin; Alex Pauk, artistic director.Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-6754. ; 1sr); $ l 51st). 7:15: Preconcerttalk.- 8:00: Scarborough Music Theatre.Urinetown. See Feb. 5.- 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. The Glory ofBaroque Concerti. Bach: Concerto for TwoViolins; Tartini: Cello Concerto in A; Royer:Viola Concerto lpremiere); Vivaldi: Concertofor Two Violins in A; Vitali !arr. Respighi):Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra. NurhanArman, conductor. Grace Church on-the­Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-499-0403. ;1sr); 1st & 16-29 years).- 8:00-11 :30: York University Dept ofMusic. lmprov Soiree. An evening ofimprovisation in an "open mike" set-up,hosted by the improv studios of CaseySokol. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235Accolade East. YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 ext 22926. Free.Saturday February 07- 2:00: Harbourfront Centre. KuumbaFestival: Griots. Katenen "Cheka" Dioubate,vocalist. Brigantine Room, 235 Queen'sQuay W. 416-973-4000. Free.- 2:30 & 7:00: Amadeus Choir. A CelticCelebration. Lydia Adams, conductor;guests: Kettle's On !Celtic Band); ChristopherMacDonald !fiddler); Highland Dancers.Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777Lawrence Ave. E. 416-446-0188. ;1sr/st).- 4:30: Canadian Opera Company.Fidelio. Beethoven. See Feb. 4- 5:00: Harbourfront Centre. KuumbaFestival: Hiplife. Fusion of Ghanian highlifeand hip-hop. Brigantine Room, 235 Queen'sQuay W. 416-973-4000. Free.- 7:00: York University InvitationalFestival of Bands. GTA's Finest. Gradenine and ten high school bands. TributeCommunities Recital Hall, Accolade East,YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926.Free.- 7:30: Music on the Oonway. Some likeit Hot. Latin Jazz. Hilario Duran, piano;with ensemble. Donway Covenant UnitedChurch, 230 The Donway W. 416-444-8444. 1children 12 and under).'The Evolution of Gospel Music',"'-1~'".i , - r .Music, Dance and Drama combineI f to tell this powerful Story1 ~HisticD~rector • Karen Burk\Fe 1 at~ring The Toronto Mass Choir,I, ' ' (f m,embers of thei\'orlt Un1'versity Gos,pel Choir'-1.-.,;.1 I ' puest~: Aa1in Chu~$h,Amoy Le,zy and Peter MoncrieffeFebrua·~ 7, 2009 atJ:30Jp 1 m.1Globalr~ingdom Ministries ;1250 1 Mar.l

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