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Volume 20 Issue 5 - February 2015

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Volume 20 Issue 5

Maschera. See Feb 13;

Maschera. See Feb 13; Also Feb 21, 27, Mar 1(mat). ●●8:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Voices of the Diaspora. Tippett: A Child of Our Time; 5 Spirituals as song bridges to the various sections of the work. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. . ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pops: From Bach to Bluegrass. Mix of jazz, bluegrass, pop, folk, and classical music. Time for Three, string trio; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 593-4828. -0(eve); -(mat). Also Feb 17, 18(mat). Thursday February 19 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Collaborations. Arias and ensembles. Singers from Ensemble Studio and Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Ellen McAteer, soprano. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. Free. ●●7:00: Beit Zatoun. Maqamistan. Multiinstrumental solos from Maqam traditions. Rob Simms, tanbur/setar/oud/ney. 612 Markham St. 647-726-9500. Free. ●●7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Die Walküre. See Feb 4; Also Feb 22(start times vary). ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Thin Edge New Music Collective. Raging Against The Machine. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-961-9594. $20/(adv); (sr/st/arts worker/member). 6:00: Interview with Mike Tanner; see A. Concerts in the GTA Section E., The ETCeteras, for full listing. ●●8:00: Musideum. Kathleen Gorman, piano/voice. Jazz. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. PWYC ($20 suggested). ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective/ Music Gallery. Raging Against the Machine. Reich: Double Sextet; Andriessen: Workers Union; premiere of new works by Harman, Hostman and Giguère. Thin Edge New Music Collective; Ensemble Paramirabo. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. $20; (member/sr/st/arts worker). Friday February 20 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 631-4300. PWYC. Also Feb 6, 13, 27. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●7:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. LaChiusa and Wolfe. Cara Ricketts (Queenie), Daren A. Herbert (Burrs), Susan Gilmour (Delores), Dan Chameroy, Lisa Horner and Sterling Jarvis and others; Robert McQueen, director. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416- 368-3110. -. Runs Feb 20 to Mar 8; start times vary. Pre-show chat 45 min. before each show. Post-show talkbacks Fri eve and Sat mat. Free post-show workshops Feb 27 and Mar 1; for details see Section E, the ETCeteras. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera. Taras Chmil, tenor (Riccardo); FEBRUARY 14 - 8PM MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21: Andante (Elvira Madigan) Clarinet Concerto: Adagio RAVEL Bolero MORRICONE Gabriel’s Oboe MAESTRO DENIS MASTROMONACO LOVE AT THE MOVIES RACHMANINOFF PROKOFIEV Montagues & Capulets from Romeo & Juliet: Suite 2 MAHLER Symphony No. 5: Adagietto TCHAIKOVSKY Scene from Swan Lake Suite Piano Concerto No. 2: Adagio Sostenuto Guest Soloist: Soo Jin Chung - Winner - 2nd Annual Youth Concerto Competition WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE ROTARY CLUBS OF MISSISSAUGA Join us for a night of wonderful orchestral music enhanced by the world class acoustics of Hammerson Hall Tickets at: 905-306-6000 - Carrie Gray, soprano (Amelia); Michael York, baritone (Renato); Kristine Dandavino, mezzo (Ulrica); Larry Tozer, baritone (Samuel); Constantine Meglis, baritone (Tom); Kyle Mac- Donald, baritone (Silvano); Ryan Paul Downey, baritone (Judge/Servant); Kira Braun, soprano (Oscar); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. $20. ●●7:30: Soulpepper Concert Series. A Movable Musical Maritime Feast. See Feb 15; Also Feb 22 (start times vary). ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Don Giovanni. See Feb 11; Also Feb 22(mat), 25, 28. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. The Japan Project: Memoirs and Improvisations. Japanese Folk/Jazz fusion. Eri Yamamoto and Yves Léveillé, piano; Ikuo Takeuchi, drums. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. $20; (sr/ under 25). ●●8:00: Musideum. Natasha Roldán and Jorge Gil. World Latin. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20; (st). Sarah Chang and Julio Elizalde FRI., FEB. 20, 2015 8PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Sarah Chang, Violin and Julio Elizalde, Piano. J. Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in d Op.108; Ravel: Tzigane; Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances BB68. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●10:00: Music Gallery/Healing Power Records. Dance Party. DJ D/P/I; DJ HVWTR; DJ Craig Dunsmuir; DJ Longhorne Grille. Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. 416-961-9594. ; (members). No advance tickets. Saturday February 21 ●●2:00: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. Songs of Love and Passion. Operatic works to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Christopher Dawes and Elaine Choi, piano. 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-925-5977. $20; (sr/st); free(12 and under). ●●7:00: Toronto Sinfonietta. A Symphony of Spirit. Concertos by Bruch, Elgar, Grieg, Lalo, Ravel and Rachmaninoff. Winners of Ninth Annual Concerto Competition; Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor. St. Michael’s Centre for the Performing Arts, 1515 Bathurst St. 416-488-8057. ; (sr/st); (under 10). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Don Giovanni. See Feb 1. ●●7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. From The Rhineland. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat; Schumann: Symphony No.3 in E flat, “Rhenish”. Stephanie Cheng, piano. St. John’s United Church of Oakville, 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); $20(st); (child). Also Feb 22(mat, St. Simon’s Anglican Church). ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Un Ballo in Maschera. See Feb 13; Also Feb 27, Mar 1(mat). THE YEAR OF THE SHEEP: A CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION SAT, FEB 21 AT 7:30pm Lang Lang, piano TSO.CA ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Year of the Sheep: A Chinese New Year Celebration. Carnival of the Animals narrated in Mandarin and English, but with a surprise twist. Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals. Lang Lang, piano; Long Yu, conductor; Mark Rowswell ”Dashan,” host and narrator. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -9. ●●7:30: Westwood Concerts. Dramatic Flute. Works by Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Doppler and others. Kenneth Hall, flute; Michael Westwood, clarinet; Gregory Millar, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 289-987-4877. $20. ●●8:00: Chamber Music Society of Mississauga. An Artist’s Love. Schumann: Piano Quintet Op.44; Adagio and Allegro Op.70 for 34 | February 1 - March 7, 2015

cello and piano; Märchenbilder Op.113 for viola and piano; excerpts from Waldszenen Op.82 for piano; selected lieder for soprano and piano. MSO string quartet; Jennifer Tung, soprano; Eileen Keown, piano. Great Hall, Unitarian Congregation of Mississauga, 84 South Service Rd., Mississauga. 905-848-0015. (family); ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. See Section C: Music Theatre for details. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Healing Power Records. Concert. D/P/I plus Craig Dunsmuir plus Fleshtone Aura. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-961-9594. ; (adv); (st/members). 7:00: Doors open. ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. A Canadian Panorama for Winds. Cable: McIntyre Ranch Country; Eddington: Saturday Night at Fort Chambly; Meyer: Fundy (premiere); Royer: Rhapsody for Oboe, Horn and Wind Ensemble; Rapoport: New Work (premiere); and other works. Gillian Howard, oboe; Kaye Roger, clarinet; Iris Krizmanic, horn; winds from SPO; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 429-0007. ; (sr); (st); (under 10). Sunday February 22 ●●1:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. See Section C: Music Theatre for details. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Die Walküre. See Feb 4. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. An Afternoon of Brass. Solo and brass ensemble pieces. Gordon Wolfe, trombone; Andrew McCandless, trumpet; Christopher Gongos, horn. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ●●2:00: The Sound Post. Special Salon Concert: XIA String Quartet. Premiere of new quartet of Toronto and Edmonton Symphony players. Works by Haydn, Bartók and Mozart. Robert Uchida, violin; Shane Kim, violin; Theresa Rudolph, viola; Joe Johnson, cello. 93 Grenville St. 416-971-6990 x244. Free. Donations welcome. Call to reserve. ●●2:00: Toronto City Opera. Don Giovanni. See Feb 11; Also Feb 25, 28. presents jazz band extraordinaire COMMON GROUND Sunday February 22 St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, on Toronto Island Brunch at 12:30, reservation required. Concert at 2pm ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Common Ground Jazz Trio. Joshua Goodman, piano; Kevin Hurley, bass; Brendan Mariani, drums; Kevin DeFreitas and Michele D’Cunha-Goodman, vocals. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Church, Cibola Avenue, Toronto Island. 416-822- 0613. $20. ●●2:30: Toronto Early Music Centre. Musically Speaking. Storytelling, archival videos, and photographs. Alan Cantor, recorder. St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. 416-464-7610. PWYC. ●●3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. From The Rhineland. St. Simon’s Anglican Church, 1450 Litchfield Rd., Oakville. 905-483- 6787. ; (sr); $20(st); (child). See Feb 21(eve, St. John’s United Church). ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Winter Warmth. Togni: Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and String Orchestra; Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture; Sibelius: Symphony No.2. Mike Murley, tenor saxophone. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (child and OTOpus). 2:15: Pre-concert chat. ●●3:00: Soulpepper Concert Series. A Movable Musical Maritime Feast. See Feb 15. ●●3:00: Southern Ontario Chapter Hymn Society. Songs of Love. Congregational songs about the joys and sorrows of love. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416- 342-6034. Free. Refreshments at 2:30. ●●4:00: Oakville Symphony. Young People’s Concert. A 45-minute program to introduce young children to the orchestra. Roberto De Clara, conductor. St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church, 1150 Monk’s Passage, Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. ; (st). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: Steve McDade Quartet. Steve McDade, trumpet; Scott Alexander, basses; Brian Barlow, drums; David Restivo, piano. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211 x22. Freewill offering. Monday February 23 ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony. Five Small Concerts: Darkness and Light - Contrasts in Brass. J. Bach: Laudes; Tilson: Thomas Street Song; Bozza: Sonatine; Irvine: February 1 - March 7, 2015 | 35

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