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Volume 19 Issue 8 - May 2014

  • Text
  • Choir
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
  • Arts
  • Concerts
  • Theatre
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  • Choral
  • Singers
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Includes the 2014 Canary Pages directory of choirs.

Celebrating Dinah and

Celebrating Dinah and Sarah Concert Series.Kurt Elling and Denzal Sinclaire. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. & up.● 8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts.Fugues & Fanfares. Works by Gabrieli, Bach,Weill and Sondheim. St. Jude’s AnglicanChurch, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844-3972. .● 8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. ChandosAnthems. Handel: Chandos No.9 “O Praisethe Lord with One Consent”, Chandos No.11“Let God Arise” and other selections. Guest:Glionna MansellPresentsA Music Series unlike any other14April 2014 through to November 2014Tickets and passes available onlinewww.organixconcerts.ca416-769-3893Witold Zalewski - May 16, 7:30 pmSt. Paul’s Anglican, 227 Bloor St. EastJames David Christie - June 6, 8:00 pmSt. Basil's (U of T) - 50 St. Joseph StreetShawn Potter - June 20, 7:30 pmAll Saints' Kingsway - 2850 Bloor St. WestA. Concerts in the GTAMark Vuorinen, conductor; Allison Angelo,soprano; Charles Sy, tenor; Paul Oros, bass.Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd.416-763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30).● 8:00: Tafelmusik. A Celebration of JeanneLamon. See May 8; Also May 11, 13(GeorgeWeston Recital Hall), 14; start times vary.● 9:00: Jazz Bistro. Tribute to Donny Hathaway.251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. .Sunday May 11● 11:00am: Gallery 345. Monique de Margerie,piano, and Hibiki Kobayashi, violin.Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos.1, 2, 3 Opp.78, 100and 108. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781.; (st).● 12:30: Jazz Bistro. Mother’s Day Brunchwith Colin Hunter. Colin Hunter, vocals;Joe Sealy, piano; Paul Novotny, bass; DanielBarnes, drums; Alison Young, sax. 251 VictoriaSt. 416-363-5299. brunch and show. ForJazz Bistro listings at a glance, visit section C.● 1:00: Vital Theatre Company. Pinkalicious.See May 4; Also May 18, 25.● 2:00: Evolution Dance Theatre. FollowYour Heart. See May 8.● 2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. SeasonFinale. Coblentz: Romantic Overture (premiere).Chelsey Schill, soprano; Joan Browne,flute; Adrian Fung, cello. Oakville Centrefor the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville.905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. ;(sr); (st). Also May 10(eve).● 2:00: Royal Conservatory. OSM StandardLife Grand Prize Winner: Yolanda Bruno, Violin.Works by Brahms, Prokofiev and Ravel.Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.Rhonda Sider Edgington - Sept. 19, 7:30 pmHoly Trinity Anglican - 10 Trinity SquareElisabeth Ullmann - Oct. 19, 4:00 pmOur Lady of Sorrows, 3055 Bloor St. WestNosetti Memorial Concert - Nov 12, 7:30 pmMaxine Thevenot, Eugenio Fagiani and Omar Caputi416-408-0208. .● 3:00: Amy Dodington presents. A SongBouquet for Mother’s Day. Art song, musictheatre, folk and parlour song repertoire;CD launch. Amy Dodington, soprano; DoreenUren Simmons, piano. Kingsway-LambtonUnited Church, 85 The Kingsway, Etobicoke.416-483-5394. or PWYC. In support ofK-L Church music fund.● 3:00: Echo Women’s Choir. Singing! Here!Now! Works by Dalglish, Seeger, Hemsworth;songs from Eastern Europe, India and China;and other works. Becca Whitla, piano andconductor; Alan Gasser, conductor. Guest:Deanna Yerichuk, conductor. Church of theHoly Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-779-5554./(adv); (sr/st/child/un(der)waged).● 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Tchaikovsky Symphony 6 “Pathétique.” Rossini:Overture to La scala di seta; Shostakovich:Piano Concerto No.1; Tchaikovsky:Symphony No.6 “Pathétique”. Jean-YvesThibaudet, piano; Andrew McCandless, trumpet;Peter Oundjian, conductor. George WestonRecital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-598-3375or 1-855-985-2787. .50-.50. AlsoMay 10(eve).● 3:30: Tafelmusik. A Celebration of JeanneLamon. See May 8; Also May 13(George WestonRecital Hall), 14; start times vary.● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Weekly Organ Recital: Andrew Ager. St.James Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x224. Free.● 4:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. AvenueQ. See May 1.● 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers:Gordon Sheard Trio. Gordon Sheard,piano; Mark Kelso, drums; George Koller,bass. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewilloffering.● 7:00: Jazz Bistro. Mother’s Day CabaretEvening with Colin Hunter. Colin Hunter,vocals; Joe Sealy, piano; Paul Novotny, bass;Daniel Barnes, drums; Alison Young, sax.251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. dinner andshow. For Jazz Bistro listings at a glance, visitsection C.● 7:00: Thanks to Dr. Suzuki Concert Performances.Gala Concert. Suzuki repertoireand chamber music. Suzuki schools’ seniorviolin, viola, cello and piano students. FirstUnitarian Church, 175 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-466-0208. -.Monday May 12● 12:15: Music Mondays. Les Chemins deL’Amour. Songs of love from England, France,Austria, Italy and Israel. Jana Miller, soprano;Kristan Toczko, harp. Church of the Holy Trinity,10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. Free, suggested donation.● 8:00 and 9:30: Jazz Performance EducationCentre. Piano Plus Series: The Nearnessof You. Musical Salute to Hoagy Carmichael.Joe Sealy, piano & vocals; Cindy Church,voice; George Koller, bass and voice. PaintboxBistro, 555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555. .6:30: Student trios.Tuesday May 13● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: Journeys of the Soul. Barber:Dover Beach and other works. Marie Bérardand artists of the COC Orchestra. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.416-363-8231. Free.● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Weekly Organ Recital: Simon Walker. St.James Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x224. Free.● 5:30: Canadian Music Centre. Along theWaves: The 21st Century Virtuoso. Elaine Lau,member of junctQin Keyboard Collective,offers a Canadian-centric program inspiredby water. Works by Southam, Dutilleux, VincentHo and Nobles. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-66601 x201. ; (adv).● 6:00: Jazz Bistro. Young Artist Series.Felix Wong, piano. 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. No Cover. For Jazz Bistro listings at aglance, visit section C.● 8:00: Jazz Bistro. Three Lauras. LauraMarks, Laura Fernandez and Laura Hubert,vocals; Mark Kieswetter, piano; Kevin Turcotte,trumpet; Duncan Hopkins, bass; ChrisGale, sax; Ben Riley, drums. 251 Victoria St.416-363-5299. . For Jazz Bistro listings ata glance, visit section C.● 8:00: Tafelmusik. A Celebration of JeanneLamon. Final concert as music director.Works by Monteverdi, Marini, Vivaldi, Handel,Bach, Rameau and others; newly composedworks by orchestra musicians writtenas “goodbye gifts”. George Weston RecitalHall, 5040 Yonge St. 855-985-2787. -;-(over 65); -(under 35). AlsoMay 8, 9, 10, 11, 14(all at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre);start times vary.Wednesday May 14● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noonday organ recitals. Sharon L. Beckstead,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.● 6:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Afterworks Concerts: Mendelssohn ScottishSymphony. Purcell: Dances from The FairyQueen; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 “Scottish.”Tom Allen, host; Michael Francis, conductor.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-598-3375. -. Free hors d’oeuvresbefore the concert.● 7:00: Tafelmusik. A Celebration of JeanneLamon. See May 8.● 7:30: Group of 27. Shane Kim, violin andVanessa May-lok Lee, piano. Works byBeethoven, Bloch and Brahms. HeliconianHall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-735-3662. ;(st/sr/arts); (under 18).● 7:30: Junction Trio and Friends. SeasonNo.5: The Grande Finale! Works by Marais,Piazzolla, Gotham and Labadies. JamieThompson, flute; Lucas Tensen, cello; Guests:Bill McBirnie, flute; sTOx; Christine Duncan’sElement Choir. St. Anne’s Anglican Church,270 Gladstone Ave. 416-993-5883. By Donation.Refreshments.● 7:30: Toronto Choral Society/EastminsterUnited Church. Both Sides Now:Music of the Yorkville Coffee Houses. GeoffreyButler, conductor. Eastminster UnitedChurch, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-410-3509./(adv).● 8:00: Gallery 345. Shelly O’Brien, singer/songwriter. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781./. To benefit Toronto Zen Centre.● 8:00: YGTwo. LazerSuzan. Improvisationalmusic. Aron Slipicoff, electronics,vocals; Jon Campbell, drums, percussion; JeffKoven, bass; Pedro Orrego, guitar, vocals;Steve Koven, synths, piano; Kenny Kirkwood,sax, percussion, vocals. The Only Cafe,972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843. PWYC. AlsoMay 8, 28, Jun 11.54 | May 1, 2014 – June 7, 2014

Thursday May 15● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Chamber Music Series: War and Peace.Works by Handel, Bach, and Albinoni. Artistsof the COC Orchestra and Ensemble Studio.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.● 12:10: Nine Sparrows/Christ Church DeerPark. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Bryan Holt,cello. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St.416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome.● 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon atMet. Thomas Gonder, organ. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331x26. Free.Ginastera:Harp ConcertoHEIDI VAN HOESEN GORTON,harpMay 15 & 17TSO.CA● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. MatinéeMasterWorks: Mendelssohn ScottishSymphony. Purcell: Dances from The FairyQueen; Ginastera: Harp Concerto; Mendelssohn:Symphony No.3 “Scottish.” Heidi VanHoesen Gorton, harp; Michael Francis, conductor.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -. Also May 17(eve).● 6:00: Jazz Bistro. Young Artist Series.Sam Dickinson, guitar. 251 Victoria St.Young Artist Series6-8pm NO COVERStudents from Humber,U of T, York and Mohawkperform on Tuesdays, Thursdays,Fridays and SaturdaysMention this WholeNote adand receive free dessert!416-363-5299. No Cover. For Jazz Bistro listingsat a glance, visit section C.● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. RobertoDevereux. See May 3; Also 18, 21(start timesvary).● 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. AvenueQ. See May 1.● 8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents IV: ThinEdge New Music Collective with JasonDoell and Germaine Liu. New compositionsthat include electronics, Persian music andimprovisations. Works by L. Hysen, A. Salek,Khôra, S. McCann and C. Fisher. Nick Storring,curator. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ;(members).● 9:00: Jazz Bistro. P.J. Perry Quartet.251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . For JazzBistro listings at a glance, visit section C.Friday May 16● 12:10: Life and Music at St Andrew’s. Pei-Chen Chen, piano. St. Andrew’s Church,73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free.● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.Classics, opera, operetta, musicals,ragtime, pop, international and other genres.Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St.W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Also May 2, 9, 23, 30.Lunch and snack friendly.● 6:00: Jazz Bistro. Young Artist Series.Sam Dickinson, guitar. 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. No Cover.● 7:30: Opera by Request. Lucia di Lammermoor.Donizetti. Katharine Dain, soprano(Lucia); Michael Ciufo, tenor (Edgardo);Michael Robert-Broder, baritone (Enrico);Norman E. Brown, bass-baritone (Raimondo);Francis Domingue, tenor (Normanno/Arturo);and others; William Shookhoff, piano andconductor. College Street United Church,452 College St. 416 455-2365. .● 7:30: Organix Concerts. Witold Zalewski,Organ. Works by Bach, Franck, Sawa, Mulet,Łuciuk and Vierne. St. Paul’s Bloor Street,227 Bloor St. E. 416-769-3893. ; (sr);(st/RCCO, RSCM and AGO members);free(under 19).● 8:00: Gallery 345. Isa Trio. Beethoven:Ghost Trio; Shostakovich: Trio in D; Schumann:Trio in d. Jacques Israelievitch, violin;Benjamin Smith, piano; Jihyun Ahn, cello.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st).● 8:00: High Notes. Gala for Mental Health:A mostly musical evening. Works by Tchaikovsky,Ravel, Schumann, Riley, Gershwin, Donnelly.L. Margison and others. Cecilia StringQuartet, Anastasia Rizikov, piano; Ferretti-Lau piano duo; Chris Donnelly, piano; Richard& Lauren Margison, singers, and others;hosted by Peter Kristian Mose and Jean Stilwell.Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town CentreBlvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. . 7:15:pre-concert lobby reception; net proceedsincluding silent auction to the Canadian MentalHealth Association.● 8:00: Group of 27. DIY Symphony: AudienceParticipation. Repertoire will be votedon by audience members a few weeksbefore the concert. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre,427 Bloor St. W. 416-735-3662. PWYC.● 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. AvenueQ. See May 1.● 9:00: Jazz Bistro. P.J. Perry Quartet.251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. .Saturday May 17● 11:00am: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years:Old Man and the River. Alliance Française deToronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-537-4191. –. Also 1:00; 4:00; May 18.● 11:00am: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years:The Boat and the Moon. La Baracca May 1, 2014 – June 7, 2014 | 55

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