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Volume 19 Issue 5 - February 2014

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The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections:A.GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Torontoplus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions.B.BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of SouthernOntario outside Toronto and the GTA. In the current issue,there are listings for events in Barrie, Dundas, Guelph,Hamilton, Huntsville, Kingston, Kitchener, Lindsay, London, OwenSound, Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines and Waterloo.Starts on page 41.C.IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ)is organized alphabetically by club.Starts on page 43.D.THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions,screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops,singalongs and other music-related events (exceptperformances) which may be of interest to our readers.Starts on page 46.A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is providedwith every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publisha listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed;artists or venues may change after listings are published.Please check before 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.If you have an event, send us your information no later than the15th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listingis eligible to appear.LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period fromMarch 1, 2014 to April 7, 2014. All listings must be received by6pm Saturday February 8.LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to listings@thewholenote.com orby fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6.We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232x27 for further information.LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed versionof this map: thewholenote.com.LakeHuron6GeorgianBay72 15Lake Erie3 48City of TorontoLISTINGSLake OntarioA. Concerts in the GTAIN THIS ISSUE: Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Cityof Toronto, Georgetown, Markham, Mississauga,Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Port Perry, andRichmond HillSaturday February 1● ● 1:00: York University Faculty of FineArts. Beggar’s Opera. Students from music,theatre, dance and digital media collaborateon this immersive adaptation by GwenDobie. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre,Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Jan 28(eve),29(eve), 31(mat/eve).● ● 2:00: Acting Up Stage Company. OnceOn This Island. Book and lyrics by LynnAhrens; music by Stephen Flaherty. CharlesAzulay; Jewelle Blackman; Arlene Duncan;Daren A. Herbert; Alanna Hibbert; directedby Nigel Shawn Williams. Daniels Spectrum,585 Dundas St. E. 1-800-838-3006. -. Also Feb 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8(8:00pm), Feb 2, 8,9(2:00pm), Feb 5(1:00pm).● ● 2:00: Canadian Stage. London Road.Librettist-Lyricist, Alecky Blythe; Composer-Lyricist, Adam Cork. Sean Arbuckle; DamienAtkins; Ben Carlson; Michelle Fisk; DeborahHay; and others. Bluma Appel Theatre,27 Front St. E. 416-368-3110. -. AlsoFeb 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8(8pm), Feb 1, 2, 8(2pm),Feb 5(1:30pm).● ● 2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra.Rome & Vienna. Brahms: Academic FestivalOverture; J.N.Hummel: Trumpet Concertoin Eb; Respighi: The Fountains of Rome; Berlioz:Roman Carnival Overture. Adam Zinatelli,trumpet, Roberto De Clara, conductor. OakvilleCentre for the Performing Arts, 130 NavySt., Oakville. 905-815-2021. ; (sr);(st).● ● 2:00: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society.Princess Ida. Gilbert & Sullivan. Laura Schatz,director; Daniel Norman, musical director;Jennie Garde, choreographer. St. Anne’s ParishHall, 651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415. ;(sr/st). Also 7:30; Jan 31, Feb 2, 6-9. Starttimes vary.● ● 3:00: Neapolitan Connection. MusicalMatinées at Montgomery’s Inn: Mozart at theMuseum. Alicja Wysocka, soprano; AngelaPark, piano. Community Room, Montgomery’sInn Museum, 4709 Dundas St. W. 647-955-2108. ; .50(sr/st/child). 2:00: Historicaltour, tea and cookies included.● ● 3:00: Soundstreams. Elmer Iseler Singers.Part of a weekend celebrating 60 yearsof professional choral singing in Canada.Estacio: Raymond’s Disappearance; LeonardEnns: Nocturne; and others. St. Thomas’sAnglican Church, 383 Huron St. 416-504-1282. ; for all 3 weekend recitals.● ● 3:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. ChoralConductors’ Symposium Concert. Elora FestivalSingers; Noel Edison, conductor; andothers. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church,1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422x221. Free.● ● 4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Cosìfan tutte. Mozart. Layla Claire, soprano(Fiordiligi); Wallis Giunta, mezzo (Dorabella);Paul Appleby, tenor (Ferrando); RobertGleadow, bass-baritone (Guglielmo); TracyDahl, soprano (Despina); and others; AtomEgoyan, stage director; Johannes Debus, conductor.Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231.–2; (under 30). Also Jan 18, 24, 29,Feb 6, 9(mat), 15, 18, 21.● ● 5:00: Soundstreams. Vancouver ChamberChoir. Willan Healey: Behold, the tabernacleof God; Harry Somers: God the masterof this scene; and others. Vancouver ChamberChoir. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church,383 Huron St. 416-504-1282. .● ● 7:30: Metropolitan United Church. TrueColours. Bach Children’s Chorus, Linda Beaupré,conductor; Metropolitan Church Choir,Patricia Wright, conductor and organ; NorthernLights, Steve Armstrong and Jordan Travis,conductors; and others. 56 Queen St. E.316-363-0331 x26. ; (18 and under).● ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Glenn GouldSchool Vocal Showcase. GGS vocal studentsperform an evening of art songs and operaarias. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .● ● 7:30: Soundstreams. Pro Coro Canada.Part of a weekend celebrating 60 yearsof professional choral singing in Canada.Frank Martin: excerpts from the Mass fordouble choir; Veljo Tormis: Curse upon Iron;and others. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church,383 Huron St. 416-504-1282. ; for all 3weekend recitals.● ● 7:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society.Princess Ida. See 2:00; Also Feb 6, 7,9(7:30pm); Feb 2, 8 (2pm).● ● 7:30: Tapestry Opera. Tapestry Songbook.Evening of new opera excerpts. KristinaSzabo, soprano; emerging artists from Tapestry101 workshop; Christopher Foley, piano.Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District,9 Trinity St. 416-537-6066 x225. .● ● 7:30: The Theatre Centre. This ClementWorld. Cynthia Hopkins, composer; DJ Mendel,director. Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W.416-538-0988. -.● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. New Music Festival: U of T WindEnsemble. New music for winds. GillianMacKay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park.416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st).● ● 8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Dave Gunning. St.Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd.416-264-2235. /(adv).● ● 8:00: Acting Up Stage Company. OnceOn This Island. See Feb 1(2:00pm); Also 1,4, 5, 6, 7, 8(8:00pm), Feb 2, 8, 9(2:00pm),Feb 5(1:00pm).● ● 8:00: Bobolink Entertainment. Scots Wha’Hae: Celebration of Robert Burns. Burns: MyLove is Like a Red, Red Rose, Comin’ Thro theRye, Auld Lang Syne and other songs; Lernerand Loewe: Brigadoon (Heather on theHill, Waitin’ for My Dearie, Almost Like Beingin Love and other songs). Allison Arends, soprano;Robert Missen, tenor; Melody McShane,piano; RH Thomson, host. Rosedale UnitedChurch, 159 Roxborough Dr. 416-854-5246.; (dinner and concert). 6:00: Scots’28 | February 1, 2014 - March 7, 2014 thewholenote.com

Dinner.● ● 8:00: Brenna MacCrimmon and DebSingha. World music. Musideum, Suite 133(main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .● ● 8:00: Canadian Stage. London Road. SeeFeb 1(2:00); Also Feb 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8(8pm),Feb 2, 8, 9(2pm), Feb 5(1:30pm).● ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. RoseanneCash. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7569. -.● ● 8:00: Gallery 345. Ugly Beauties Trio. CDrelease of Least Squares Fit. Marilyn Lerner,piano; Matt Brubeck, cello; Nick Fraser, percussion.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781.; (sr); (st).● ● 8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. Festivalof Friends. The choir’s annual massedchoir festival featuring numerous local choirsin solo and massed repertoire. Eden UnitedChurch, 3051 Battleford, Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . All proceeds go towards alocal Mississauga charity.● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory/Small WorldMusic/Batuki Music. Fatoumata Diawarawith Bassekou Kouyate. Music of Mali andblues. Fatoumata Diawara, voice; BassekouKouyate, jeli ngoni. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St.W. 416-408-0208. and up.● ● 8:00: Scaramella. Musikalischer Spaß.Chamber music of the Viennese classical period.Derek Conrod and Christine Passmore,natural horns; Mylène Guay, classical flute;Kathleen Kajioka; viola; Joëlle Morton, Viennesedouble bass. Victoria College Chapel,91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. ; (sr);(st).● ● 8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra.Canadian Portraits. Cable: variousworks; Calvert: Canadian Folk Song Suite;McIntyre Ranch Country. Winds of the SPO;The Canadian Staff Band of the SalvationArmy; Howard Cable, conductor; John Lam,guest conductor. Salvation Army ScarboroughCitadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough.416-429-0007. ; (sr); (st);(child).● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.Intimately Bach. Violin Concerto in gBWV1056; Trio Sonata in C BWV529; TripleConcerto for harpsichord, flute and violinBWV1044; Jeay: Aiga-Faros. GrégoireJeay, flute; Jeanne Lamon, conductor. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. –; –(sr); –(st). AlsoJan 29, 30, 31, and Feb 2(mat).Sunday February 2● ● 2:00: Acting Up Stage Company. Once OnThis Island. See Feb 1(2:00pm); Also 4, 5, 6, 7,8(8:00pm), Feb 8, 9(2:00pm), Feb 5(1:00pm).● ● 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Un balloin maschera. Verdi. Adrianne Pieczonka,soprano (Amelia); Dimitri Pittas, tenor (Riccardo);Elena Manistina, mezzo (Ulrica);Simone Osborne, soprano (Oscar); JossiWieler and Sergio Morabito, stage directors;Stephen Lord, conductor. Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.416-363-8231. –2; (under 30). AlsoFeb 5, 8, 11, 14, 16(mat), 20, 22(mat).● ● 2:00: Canadian Stage. London Road. SeeFeb 1(2:00); Also Feb 4, 5, 6, 7, 8(8pm), Feb 8,9(2pm), Feb 5(1:30pm).● ● 2:00: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society.Princess Ida. See Feb 1; Also Feb 6, 7,9(7:30pm); Feb 8 (2pm).● ● 2:00: Visual and Performing ArtsNewmarket. 14th Annual Young Artists’Showcase. Christopher Dallo, singer; LauraEnsig, clarinet; Wesley Bells, violin; Chantal’sDance Academy competitive dancers. NewmarketTheatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket.905-953-5122. ; (st).● ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. New Music Festival: Choral Concert.Works by G. Prokofiev and faculty. MacMillanSingers; Women’s Chamber Choir; HilaryApfelstadt, conductor. Church of theRedeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.By donation.● ● 2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert.Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie. Allyson McHardy(Phèdre), Meredith Hall (Aricie), Colin Ainsworth(Hippolyte), Alain Coulombe (Thésée).Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centrefor the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723.,. Pre-concert chat with Iain Scott 45minutes before each show.● ● 3:00: Gallery 345. NYX String Quartet.Beethoven: Op.18 No.3; Brahms: Op.51 No.2;Bartók: String Quartet No.4. 345 SoraurenAve. 416-822-9781. ; (sr); (st/artsworkers).● ● 3:00: Neapolitan Connection. MusicalMatinées at Montgomery’s Inn: Mercer-Park Duo. Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park,piano. Community Room, Montgomery’s InnMuseum, 4709 Dundas St. W. 647-955-2108.; .50(sr/st/child). 2:00: Historical tour,tea and cookies included.● ● 3:00: Sina Bathaie & Ariel Balevi.Sufi. Musideum, Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .● ● 3:00: Soundstreams. Canadian ChoralCelebration. Ensembles from three provincespresent a concert celebrating 60 yearsof professional choral singing in Canada.Schafer: Hear the Sounds Go Round (premiere);Górecki: Miserere; Nystedt: ImmortalBach; Beckwith: Sharon Fragments. Pro CoroCanada; Vancouver Chamber Choir; ElmerIseler Singers; Kaspars Putniņš, conductor.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.-. 2pm: pre-concert chat.● ● 3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. A Celebrationof Canadian Composers. Bach: Preludes& Fugues from WTK II; Grieg: BalladeOp.22; Schumann: Humoreske Op.20; Buczynski:Sonata No.10. Ilya Poletaev, piano. HeliconianHall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877.; (st).● ● 3:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.Intimately Bach. Violin Concerto in gBWV1056; Trio Sonata in C BWV529; TripleConcerto for harpsichord, flute and violinBWV1044; Jeay: Aiga-Faros. GrégoireJeay, flute; Jeanne Lamon, conductor. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. –; –(sr); –(st). AlsoJan 29, 30, 31, Feb 1(eve).● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Weekly organ recital: David Briggs. St. JamesCathedral, 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x224.Free.● ● 4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene.Organ Music for Candlemas. Andrew Adair,organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free.● ● 4:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Pianoand Poetry. The poetry of Edgar Allan Poerecited by Vera McDonald. Rachmaninoff:Études-Tableaux Op.39. Ron Greidanus, piano.House Concert (Georgetown), 157 Main St.,Georgetown. 905-873-9909. (advanceonly). Post concert refreshments.● ● 4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church.Mediaeval England. Choral Evensong.360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Free,contributions appreciated. Religious service.● ● 6:00: Pédro Diaz. Cuban and Latin Americansongs. Musideum, Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. New Music Festival: U of T Jazz Studies.Featuring original works. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park.416-408-0208. Free.Monday February 3MozartCoronation MassChineseNew YearFEB 3345 SORAUREN AVENUE 416.822.9781www.gallery345.com/performancesJAN 11 & 12TSO.CATSO.CAJan-MaR 2014JAN31 FRI | 7:30pmEMILY RHO, pianoCLASSICAL //FEB01 SAT | 8pmUGLY BEAUTIES:LERNER, BRUBECK, FRASERJAZZ IMPROV //02 SUN | 3pmNYX STRING QUARTETCLASSICAL //06 THU | 8pmDUO PIFA, S SHANAHAN, celloC BROMS-JACOBS, oboesCONTEMP/CLASSICAL /08 SAT | 8pmMIKE DOWNES BIG BANDCD RELEASE “IN THE CURRENT”JAZZ / or / with CD09 SUN | 3pmTON BEAU STRING QUARTETCONTEMP/CLASSICAL //12 WED | 8pmTOKAI STRING QUARTETCLASSICAL ●●7:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TheYear of the Horse. Li Huanzhi: Spring FestivalOverture; Tchaikovsky: Variations on aRococo Theme; Dvorák: Romance in f for Violinand Orchestra; Yuan Mao: New Year’sGreeting; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on aTheme of Paganini; Tan Dun: The Triple Resurrection.Long Yu, conductor; Yuja Wang,piano; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Jian Wang, cello;Dashan (Mark Rowswell), host. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. –8.●●8:00: Mike Gennaro. Experimentalmusic. Musideum, Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .Tuesday February 4●●12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Vocal Series:Songs from the Heart. Selection of artsongs and arias. Tracy Dahl, soprano; LizUpchurch, piano. Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Weekly organ recital: Alison Clark. St. JamesCathedral, 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x224.Free.●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Student Composers Concert. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’sPark. 416-408-0208. Free.●●8:00: Acting Up Stage Company. Once OnThis Island. See Feb 1(2:00pm); Also 5, 6, 7,8(8:00pm), Feb 8, 9(2:00pm), Feb 5(1:00pm).●●8:00: Anita Katakkar. Indian classicalmusic. Musideum, Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .●●8:00: Canadian Stage. London Road. See19 WED | 8pmBREAK, BLOW, BURNAARON HODGSON, trumpetCONTEMP/CLASSICAL//21 FRI | 8pmTHROUGH CLOSED DOORS, THIN EDGENEW MUSIC, CONTEMP /22 SAT | 8pmTHE ART OF THE PIANO: SARAH HAGEN,CONTEMP/CLASSICAL //23 SUN | 8pmDON THOMPSON. pianoPHIL DWYER, sax, JAZZ 27 THU | 8pmNANCY WALKER QUINTETCD RELEASE, JAZZ /28 FRI | 8pmMB10 JAZZ COLLECTIVE/MAR01 SAT | 8pmNICOLE BYBLOW& PAULA GRIFFITH The Place Where You Go To Listenthewholenote.com February 1, 2014 - March 7, 2014 | 29

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