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Volume 15 Issue 8 - May 2010

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TheWholeNote ListingsTheWholeNote listings are arranged in four sections:A.GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all ofToronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durhamregions (zones 1,2,3 and 4 on the map below).B.BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of SouthernOntario outside Toronto and the GTA (zones 5,6,7,and 8 on the map below). In the current issue, thereare listings for events in Barrie, Bayfield, Brantford, Cambridge,Dundas, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener,London, New Hamburg, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orillia,Owen Sound, Peterborough, Port Dover, Port Hope, St. Catharines,Stratford, Varna, Waterloo, Woodstock. Starts on page 42.C.IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ)is organized alphabetically by club.Starts on page 44.D.ANNOUNCEMENTS ET CETERA is for lectures,symposia, master classes and other musicrelatedevents (except performances) thatmay be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 47.A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION A phone number is provided withevery listing in The WholeNote – in fact, we won’t publish a listingwithout one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; andartists or venues may change after listings are published. Please checkbefore you go out to a concert.HOW TO LIST Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections aboveare a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. Ifyou have an event, send us your information no later than the 15th ofthe month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligibleto appear.NEXT ISSUE The next issue covers the period from June 1 to July 7,2010. All listings must be received by 6pm Saturday May 15.LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to or byfax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. Wedo not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27for further information.LISTINGS ZONE MAP Visit our website to see a detailed version ofthis map: www.thewholenote.comNote: Music theatre productions withextended runs appear in the daily listingson only their first performance of the month.See dates listed below for:A Touch of Venus: May 16 (beyond GTA)Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living inParis: May 14 (beyond GTA)Jersey Boys: May 1Mamma Mia: May 1Rock of Ages: May 1Saturday May 01• 1:30 & 7:30: The Entertainers. SingSing Sing. Barbershop Quartet. Guests: TheEssentials. Glen Abbey United Church, 1469Nottinghill Gate, Oakville. 905-847-8220.; (child under 12).• 2:00 & 8:00: Dancap Productions. JerseyBoys. Toronto Centre for the PerformingArts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111.-0. Also May 2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23,25-30, June 1-6 and beyond.• 2:00 & 8:00: Harold Green Jewish Theatre.S’Wonderful: The Soul of Gershwin.Music from klezmer to Gershwin. WinterGarden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-872-4277. -. Also May 2-9.• 2:00 & 8:00: Mirvish Productions.Mamma Mia. Princess of Wales Theatre,300 King St. W. 416-872-1212. -0.Also May 2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30, June1-6 and beyond.• 2:00 & 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Rockof Ages. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 KingSt. W. 416-872-1212. -$150. Also May4-9, 12-16, 18-23, 25-30, June 1-6.• 2:00 & 8:00: Mississauga FestivalChoir. Poetry Through Music. Music set tothe works of famous poets including Shakespeare,Frost, Rilke and other poets. DavidAmbrose, conductor; Andrea Grant, accompanist.Royal Bank Theatre, Living ArtsCentre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga.905-306-6000. ; (sr/st).• 3:30: Toronto Jazz Orchestra. O Canada.Annual celebration of established andemerging Canadian composers with music byNimmons, Fraser, and Jones. Rex Hotel, 194Queen St. W. 416-899-5299. Free, donationsaccepted.• 4:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Gilbertand Sullivan Extravaganza. Jane MallettTheatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts,27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723/1-800-708-6754. .• 4:30: Canadian Opera Company.Maria Stuarda. Donizetti. Serena Farnocchia,soprano (Maria Stuarda); AlexandrinaPendatchanska, soprano (Elisabetta); EricCutler, baritone (Roberto); Patrick Carfizzi,bass (Giorgio Talbot); COC Orchestra andChorus; Stephen Lawless, director; AntonyWalker, conductor. Four Seasons Centre forthe Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -2. Also May 4, 10, 13,22, 26, 28 and 30.• 7:30: Etobicoke Youth Choir. Sing forJoy. Louise Jardine, conductor. WestwayUnited Church. 8 Templar Dr. 416-231-9120. $15; under 12 free.• 7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. TheFour Seasons. MacMillan: Two Sketchesbased on French Canadian Folk Songs;Purcell: The Virtuous Wife; Vivaldi: TheFour Seasons. Bora Kim, violin; CharlesA. Concerts In The GTADemuynck, artistic director. Central BaptistChurch, 340 Rebecca St., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); $15(st); (children).• 7:30: Tallis Choir. Music for the Restoration.Works by Purcell and his contemporaries.Peter Mahon, director. St. Patrick’sChurch, 141 McCaul St. 416-286-9798.; (sr); (st).• 7:30: Toronto Children’s Chorus. AllCreations Sing. Greer: The Beginning of theWorld. Catherine Robbin, mezzo-soprano;Toronto Children’s Training Choir/BoysChoir; Elise Bradley, artistic director. TorontoCentre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-872-1111. .40; .50.• 7:30: Toronto Sinfonietta. From Operato Broadway. Choruses and arias by Bizet,Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Offenbach,Rodgers. Oakham House Choir of RyersonUniversity; Marta Wryk, Romulo Delgado andAndrew Tees, vocalists; Matthew Jaskiewicz,music director. Bloor Street UnitedChurch, 300 Bloor St. W. 416-410-4379.; $15(st); (adv).• 7:30: University of Toronto GospelChoir. Gospelfest 15. Paige Strackman, vocalist;Joy Lapps, steel panist; UTGC Alumni.Global Kingdom Ministries, 1250 MarkhamRd. 416-614-4872. ; (advance).• 8:00: Brampton Symphony Orchestra.La Vie en Rose. Music by Debussy, Raveland Fauré. Guest: the Brampton SymphonyOrchestra Chorus; soloists; Robert Raines,conductor. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane,Brampton. 905-874-2800. .• 8:00: Humber College. Music From KirkMacDonald’s Songbook Vol 1. Kirk MacDonaldJazz Orchestra. Auditorium, LakeshoreCampus, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. 416-675-6622 x3361.• 8:00: Milton Concert Band. A PerfectScore. Music from movies and television. St.Paul's United Church, 123 Main St. E., Milton.416-508-6106. $15; (sr/st); free(12and under).• 8:00: Massey Hall & Roy ThomsonHall. Diana Panton in Concert. Jazz vocalist.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255. .50.• 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art.Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & TransmissionArt – Opening Night Show: GroundResonance Radio. A celebration of vinylrecord collage and multi-channel microwattradio intervention with performancesby Anna Friz, EC Woodley and EmmanuelMadan. Artscape Wychwood Barns, ChristieStudio (#170), 601 Christie St. 416-652-5115. $15; (st).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory/Massey Hall& Roy Thomson Hall. Yuja Wang, piano.Schumann: Symphonic Etudes; Schubert (arr.Liszt): Three Lieder; Scriabin: selection ofpoems and etudes; Prokofiev: Sonata No.6.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -.• 8:00: Stephen Satory, piano. In Recital.Works by Handel, Beethoven, Chopin,Debussy and Bartók. Heliconian Hall, 35Hazelton Ave. 416-408-2824 x774. ;(sr/st).• 8:00: Toronto Korean-Canadian Choir.In Concert. Mozart: Mass in C; also Koreanrepertoire. Park Sook Hyung, soprano; ShinHye Chung, mezzo; Jin Chul-Min, tenor; KimYong Min, bass; Hoon Mo Kim, conductor.Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr.,26 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COMMay 1 - June 7, 2010

Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Mendelssohn and Mahler. Mendelssohn: PianoConcerto No.1 in g Op.25; Mahler: SymphonyNo.7 in e. Anton Kuerti, piano; PeterOundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -8.Sunday May 02• 1:30: CAMMAC / McMichael Gallery.Taffanel Wind Ensemble. Classical Wind Trio.10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg. 905-893-1121. $15; (sr/st).• 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. TheFlying Dutchman. Wagner. Evgeny Nikitin,baritone (The Dutchman); Julie Makerov, soprano(Senta); Mats Almgren, bass (Daland);Robert Künzli, tenor (Erik); COC Orchestraand Chorus; Christopher Alden, director;Johannes Debus, conductor. Four SeasonsCentre for the Performing Arts, 145 QueenSt. W. 416-363-8231. -2. Also May8, 11, 14, 17 and 20.• 2:00: Harold Green Jewish Theatre.S’Wonderful: The Soul of Gershwin. SeeMay 1.• 2:00: Imaginus International. Mother’sDay Concert: In the Beautiful Month ofMay. Schumann: Carnaval Op.9; KreislerianaOp.16; Piano Sonata No.1; Dichterliebe.William Lewans, baritone; Janina Kuzmas,piano. Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. W.647-728-9673. ; (sr/st); free(youth).• 2:00: Royal York Road United Church.Jazz at R.Y.: Gene DiNovi Trio. 851 RoyalYork Rd. 416-231-1207. ; (sr/st).Net proceeds support Royal York’s LocalOutreach charities.• 2:00: Trio Bravo. Favourites. Works byGershwin, Debussy, Bolcom, Ellenwoodand others. All Saints Kingsway AnglicanChurch, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-242-2131.; $15(door); ; .50(adv).• 2:30: Aldeburgh Connection. SundaySeries – City of Villages. A singer’s tour ofToronto, with works by Wagner, Sullivan,Beckwith and Ross. Lucia Cesaroni, soprano;Allyson McHardy, mezzo; Lawrence Wiliford,tenor; Benjamin Covey, baritone; StephenRalls and Bruce Ubukata, piano. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park.416-735-7982. ; (student rush).• 3:00: Amici. Silenced Voices. Schulhoff:Divertissement for Oboe, Clarinet andBassoon; Klein: String Trio; also songs byUllmann, Stetsenko and Gomidas. Guests:Russell Braun, baritone; Erica Raum, violin;Steven Dann, viola; Sarah Jeffrey, oboe;Michael Sweeney, bassoon. Glenn GouldStudio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255.; (sr); (st).• 3:00: Durham Community Choirs. ChoralMasterworks. Adam Bishop, tenor; JohnCharles, director. College Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1164 King St. E.,Oshawa. 905-683-3197. ; (child 12and under).• 3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. TheFour Seasons. MacMillan: Two Sketchesbased on French Canadian Folk Songs;Purcell: The Virtuous Wife; Vivaldi: TheFour Seasons. Bora Kim, violin; Charles Demuynck,artistic director. St. Simon’s AnglicanChurch, 1450 Litchfield Rd., Oakville.905-483-6787. ; (sr); $15(st);(children).• 3:00: Syrinx. Sunday Salons. Glick: PianoSonata; works by Brahms and Schubert.Peter Longworth, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; $15(st).• 4:00: Kingsway Baptist Church. 2ndAnnual Spring Concert in Aid of StonegateCommunity Ecumenical Ministries. KingswayBaptist Church Choir; Chapel Singers of St.Catharines. 41 Birchview Blvd. 416-239-2381. ; free(child under 12).• 4:00: St. James’ Cathedral. TwilightRecital Series: Andrew Ager, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865. Free (donationswelcome).• 4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. InConcert. Mozart: Coronation Mass; Mass inc. Marion Samuel-Stevens, soprano; WallisGiunta, mezzo; Cory Knight, tenor; BruceKelly, baritone; Talisker Players Orchestra;Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Christ ChurchDeer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-979-9960.; (sr/st).• 5:00: Celebrity Symphony Orchestra.Chopin and Guests. Chopin: Piano ConcertoNo.1, songs; Buczynski: Remembrances(Chopin 2010) (premiere); also favouriteopera and operetta songs. Beata Wardak,mezzo; Tomasz Rak, baritone; Leszek Swidzinski,tenor; Andrew Rozbicki, conductor;Elizabeth Schumann, piano; Bishop MarroccoChoir. Convocation Hall, University ofToronto, 31 King’s College Circle. 416-978-8849. -.• 5:00: Sing for Life. Fundraising Concert.Cecilia Richards, soprano; Sue Crowe Connolly,contralto; Brad Hoover, baritone; CatPickup, piano; Plamen Slovenian Women’sVocal Ensemble; and other artists. Churchof the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 905-271-6896.. In support of the PediatricDiabetes Clinic.• 7:30: Flying Cloud Folk Club. La Ligue deBonheur. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave.416-410-3655. ; (sr/st).• 7:30: Toronto Beach Chorale. Let UsConsider the Earth. Mott: Creation – A JazzOratorio; Winter: Missa Gaia. Mervin Fick,conductor. Kingston Road United Church,975 Kingston Rd. 416-778-0949. ;(under 18).• 8:00: Community Baroque Orchestraof Toronto. In Concert. Charpentier: Suitefrom David et Jonathas; Telemann: OuvertureWassermusik; Lully: Suite from Armide.Farmer Memorial Baptist Church, 293 SouthKingsway. 416-850-0612. Admission bydonation.• 8:00: International Touring Productions/MarkhamTheatre. Slovak SinfoniettaOf Zilina. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5“Emperor”; Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No.4;Zeljenka: Musica Slovaca. Kerry Stratton,conductor; Haiou Zhang and Elaine Kwon,piano. 101 Town Centre Blvd, Markham.905-305-7469. -.• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Autists. Jazz.Chaka Khan; Matt Savage and his band.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. Fundraising concert forthe Geneva Centre for Autism.Monday May 03• 10:30am: Toronto District SchoolBoard. Music Monday. A celebration involvingchoirs, bands, string ensembles and steelpan bands. Yonge-Dundas Square. 416-979-9960. Free.• 12:15: Organix Concerts. In Concert.Rheinberger: Suite for Organ. Samuel Bisson,cello; Alexa Wilks, violin; Wayne Carroll,organ. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 TrinitySq. 416-241-9785. Freewill offering.• 7:30: East York Concert Band. AnnualSpring Concert. Ramona Ehlert andEmily Summers, directors. On The Park,Centennial Ballroom, 1075-1095 Leslie St.416-439-3542/416-266-1958. ; (st);free(children 12 and under).• 8:00: International Touring Productions.Slovak Sinfonietta Of Zilina.Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”;Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4; Zeljenka:Musica Slovaca. Kerry Stratton, conductor;Haiou Zhang and Elaine Kwon, piano. GlennGould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Organix Concerts/Toronto TheatreOrgan Society. Popular Favourites.Ross McDonald; organ. Casa Loma, 1 AustinTerrace. 416-499-6262. ; (adv).Tuesday May 04• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: Spring Schubertiade. Schubert’slieder performed by artists of theCOC Ensemble Studio. Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.Toronto Classical SingersSunday May 2, 2010 4:00PMMOZART CORONATION MASS& MASS IN C MINORConductor; Jurgen PetrenkoTalisker Players OrchestraSoloistsMarion Samuel-Stevens, sopranoWallis Giunta, mezzo sopranoCory Knight, tenorBruce Kelly, baritoneTickets: Adult: Senior/Student: Phone: 416-433-1490E: Online: www.totoix.caChrist Church Deer Park 1750 Yonge St(2blks N of St Clair St at Heath St. W)www.torontoclassicalsingers.orgMay 1 - June 7, 2010 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM 27

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