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Volume 20 Issue 5 - February 2015

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Volume 20 Issue 5

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Performing Arts, 390 King St. West Kingston. 613-533-2424; 1-866-533-2424. . Competitions ●●2015 Honens International Piano Competition. Application deadline: February 2 2015. Pianists of all nationalities, aged 20 to 30 on September 3, 2015, with the exception of past Honens Laureates and professionally managed pianists, may apply. For comprehensive details, please see Exhibitions ●●Feb 12 7:00: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra / Nathaniel Hughson Gallery. A Movement in 8 Seconds. Exhibition of the work of photographer Daniel Banko, featuring eighteen portraits of HPO core musicians and their instruments. Each image is a reflection of a performer enjoying their craft - a blur of movement specific to each artist, their instrument and the music. Meet the artist and the HPO musicians featured in the portraits at this opening reception. 27 John St. North, Hamilton. 905-526-7756. Cash bar and light refreshments provided. Lectures, Salons, Symposia ●●Feb 01 1:00: Miles Nadal JCC. Tehilah – The Music of Prayer. What is the sound of prayer? How does music move the words? A symposium and celebration in honour of Shabbat Shira, the Sabbath of Song, featuring local Jewish musicians and leaders of prayer. Creative workshops, song circles, intimate conversations with community prayer leaders and musicians, including: Rabbi Miriam Margles, Danforth Jewish Circle; Cantor Charles Osborne, Temple Sinai; Kohenet Annie Matan, Downtown Toronto Women’s Rosh Hodesh Circle; Lenka Lichtenberg, Congregation Darchei Noam; David Lefkowich, Congregation Darchei Noam and others; Aviva Chernick, host. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x154; $20; (st). ●●Feb 02 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Roundtable Discussion. With guests from the Sichuan Conservatory, the Guizhou Conservatory and the Chinese Conservatory of Hong Kong. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3744. Free. ●●Feb 03 7:00 - 8:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Composition Lecture by Hu Xiao-ou (Sichuan Conservatory). Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3744. Free. ●●Feb 04 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Composition Lecture by Wendy Lee (Chinese University of Hong Kong). Room 134, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 978-3744. Free. ●●Feb 05 3:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Alexander Rehding, Kenneth H. Peacock Lecturer. Fanny Peabody Professor of Music and Chair of the theory department at Harvard U’s Dept. of Music. As a music theorist, Rehding is interested in the question of how music has been understood at different times in history: the history of music theory, paleo- and neo-Riemannian theory, music-aesthetic questions, and issues of sound and media. Room 130, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3744. Free. ●●Feb 06 12:30: Queen’s School of Music. Songs Taken for Wonders: Singing to Indigenous Ancestors in London, England. D. The ETCeteras Colloquium Presentation by Dr Dylan Robinson, CRC in Indigenous Studies, Queen’s University. Harrison-LeCaine Hall, Room 124, Queen’s University, 39 Bader Lane, Kingston. 613-533-2424. Free. ●●Feb 08 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. “Triumph and tribulation of creating new opera”. Guest speaker: Michael Patrick Albano, Stage Director Opera, University of Toronto. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. . ●●Feb 10 1.30: Oakville Opera Guild. Tea with Opera: From Medici Madness to Vanderbilt Vanity - The Ultimate Opera Tour. Guests: Michael and Linda Hutcheon. Oakville Central Library Auditorium, Navy St., Oakville. 905-827-5678. (minimum donation). Proceeds to scholarship awarded annually to a young Canadian singer studying at Uof T Opera Division. ●●Feb 14 12:00 noon: Northumberland Learning Connection. Opera Brown-bag lunch talk. Opera lovers are invited to bring their lunch for a half-hour talk by Ron Bolt on Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, prior to the Metropolitan Opera HD broadcast at 1:00. Coffee and tea are on the house. Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen St., Port Hope. 905-349-3402; . ●●Feb 19 1:30: All That (Jewish) Jazz. Fascinating stories about the history of jazz, great historic recordings, lively piano and an interactive sing-along. Instructor: musician Jordan Klapman. First of a 2-part series. 416- 924-6211 x155 or .00. ●●Feb 19 6:00: The Music Gallery / Canadian Music Centre / Toronto New Music Alliance. An Interview With Mike Tanner. Toronto’s recently appointed Music Development Officer speaks with Music Gallery artistic director David Dacks. Focusing on topics affecting contemporary classical and new music in Toronto, such as how, in a city full of bands, can non-band oriented music projects fare? How can experimental music achieve success accessing the same channels as more popular forms? How can a Music Development Officer promote both hierarchically organized big business musical initiatives and independent, community-oriented ventures? Bring your own questions, then stay for the subsequent concert by the Thin Edge New Music Collective. St George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. Free. ●●Feb 20 7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. Hearing Music. Explore how we hear and the tricks our ears play on us when listening to music through demonstration and discussion with an audiologist and other special guests. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504- 1282. Free, PWYC reserved seating and gallery preludes available. ●●Feb 22 5:00: Nocturnes in the City. From Don Giovanni to Rusalka - Czech singers in famous operas. Audiovisual presentation by Prof. Iain Scott. Prague Restaurant at Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294; www.nocturnesinthecity. com . ●●Mar 01 10:00am: UofT Faculty of Music / Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Clarinet Day 2015. Events throughout the day, starting at 10am. Masterclasses with James Campbell; workshops, playing sessions and more; vendors and refreshments; concluding with performances by the Wychwood Clarinet Choir and the UofT Clarinet Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg, 80 Queen’s Park. For more details and to register: ●●Mar 01 7:00: New Music Concerts. An Evening with Paul Griffiths. Discussion of collaboration with Elliott Carter on opera What Next? Paul Griffiths, critic, novelist and librettist. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-961- 9594. 0; 0(for 2). Door prizes and refreshments. Benefit for New Music Concerts; charitable receipt for CRA allowable portion of ticket price. ●●Mar 02 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Opera Appreciation – Lovers, Fairies and Magicians. Lecture by Iain Scott. Rediscover the genius of Shakespeare’s most beloved scenes, interpreted through the equally powerful genius of Verdi and other major opera composers. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x155; lisar@ (+HST). ●●Mar 03 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Contemporary Music: A Plurality of Worlds? Lecture by Paul Griffiths, Wilma & Clifford Smith Visitor in Music. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 978-3744. Free. Master Classes ●●Feb 03 11:30am: York University Department of Music. Vocal Master Class with soprano Rosemarie Landry with young singers from classical vocal performance studios of York faculty members Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Screenings ● ● Feb 06 8:00: Small World Music Centre. Film screening - The Stirring of a Thousand Bells. Two films by Matt Dunning take viewers on a visual / musical tour of life in Indonesia: 1. Sekaten - 35’15” - Experience Java’s most cosmic music festival where the old world and the new are colliding, creating captivating images and sound. It attempts to put the viewer in the perspective of someone experiencing the Sekaten festival for the first time, leaving a sense of curiosity and desire to learn more about Javanese culture. 2. Srimpi Muncar - 15’20” - Enchanting melodies and meditative dance from Mangkunegaran Palace, with arresting images from throughout Java. 180 Shaw Street, Studio 101. . ●●Feb 11 5:30: Diamond Schmitt Architects/ UpFront Entertainment Inc. The Maestro & The Master: Building the New Mariinsky. Premiere screening of this 52-minute film which charts the design and construction of the first new opera house built in Russia since the time of the Tsars. Doors open 5:30; remarks at 6:00, followed by the film. Light refreshments and cash bar. Design Exchange, 234 Bay St. RSVP: Singalongs, Jams, Circles ●●Feb 07 1:00 – 5:00: Bakka-Phoenix. Third Annual Books and Music Event. Come hear music written and performed by fans of fantasy and science books, movies, TV, space, astronomy, cats and food. Participants and listeners are equally welcome; bring songs, acoustic instruments or just ideas of what you’d like to hear songs about. 84 Harbord St. 416-512-6765; ●●Feb 07 8:00: Arraymusic. Evening of improvisation. With artistic director Rick Sacks, some of Toronto’s finest musicians, friends and out-of-town guests, heralding a return to the Columbia U Radio jams or the great tradition of CCMC Music Gallery evenings. The Array Space, 155 Walnut Street (2nd floor). 416-532-3019. PWYC. ●●Feb 12 6:45 – 8:45: World Fiddle Day Toronto. First weekly practise jam. Led by musician Anne Lederman; hosted by Long & McQuade. Join players of bowed string instruments to learn world folk repertoire for our community event at Fort York, May 16. For more information and repertoire: 925 Bloor St. West. 647-217-4620. By donation. ●●Feb 15 1:00 – 4:00: Arraymusic/Evergreen Club Gamelan.
Array/Evergreen Community Gamelan Meetup #4. Fun, hands-on meetup that brings people together to play beautiful Indonesian instruments, along with a huge collection of percussion instruments including gongs, bowls, vibes, marimba, drums, djembe, congas, bells, chimes, shells and more. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532- 3019; . ●●Feb 22 1:00 – 4:00: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Weekly practise jam. See Feb 12. ●●Feb 22 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. TBA. Refreshments at 2:30. ●●Mar 05 6:45 – 8:45: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Weekly practise jam. See Feb 12. Workshops ●●Feb 02 2:00 – 5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Ecouter Ensemble Workshop for com0position students. Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3744. Free. ●●Feb 07 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Sight-Singing Workshop. Art Levine will lead this workshop which includes elements of sight-singing in a variety of musical styles from Josquin to Jobim and from Bach to Borodin and beyond. Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-482-6562. ; (members). ●●Feb 07 2:00: Musikay. Confident chorister’s 50 | February 1 - March 7, 2015

workshop - Vocal technique. For choral singers of all levels and singers at large, designed to help singers to sing efficiently, without fatigue, learn the proper technique to better project, to produce a richer sound, blend better, and improve intonation. Participants will learn the history of singing technique, understand the functions of the different physical elements of sound productions, and explore proper posture in rehearsal and concert. Grace Lutheran Church, 304 Spruce St. Oakville. 905-522-6841; . ●●Feb 08 2:30: Confident chorister’s workshop - Vocal technique. See Feb. 7. Grace Lutheran Church, 1107 Main St. W. Hamilton. ●●Feb 13 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Renaissance and Baroque workshop for recorders and other early instruments. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-480-1853. (guests); members free. Refreshments included. ●●Feb 21 10:00am – 12:30pm: Organix Concerts / RCCO Toronto Centre. Organ Skills Workshop. Given by organist David Briggs. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 921 Flagship Drive, Mississauga. Admission is free but advanced registration is required: 416-769-3893; 1-877- 769-5224; For more information: ●●Feb 22 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Mozart: Solemn Vespers. Mervin Fick, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 905-877-0671. ; (members). The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program presents Your Grandma & My Grandma: Connecting Cultures a workshop with Ruth Danziger February 27, 9:30-4:30 ●●Feb 27 9:30am – 4:30: Parent-Child Mother Goose Program. Your Grandma & My Grandma: Connecting Cultures. One-day workshop open to everyone who works with young children and does circle times with children and/or families. Focuses on drawing on and learning to share oral material; helping parents share rhymes, songs and stories, as well as their experiences with this material; working with groups of participants from many cultures or one culture, and more. Facilitator: Ruth Danziger. 720 Bathurst St. Ste. 500A. 416-588-5234 x0. 0. ●●Feb 28 2:00: Musikay. Confident chorister’s workshop - Conducting. For choral singers who want a better grasp on conducting technique and those who want to feel more confident in following their conductor(s). Participants will be both choristers and conductors. They will develop basic conducting gestures and patterns, learn how to prepare a score for conducting, how to give clear verbal instructions and how to be efficient in rehearsals. As a result they will better understand the meaning of conductors’ direction. Grace Lutheran Church, 304 Spruce St. Oakville. 905-522-6841; . ●●Mar 01 2:30: Musikay. Confident chorister’s workshop - Conducting. See Feb 28. Grace Lutheran Church, Hamilton. ●●Mar 02 2:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Workshop for Singers, Composers and Librettists. Conducted by soprano Barbara Hannigan; Hans Abrahamsen, Michael and Sonja Koerner Distinguished Visitor in Composition; and Paul Griffiths, Wilma & Clifford Smith Visitor in Music. The workshop focuses on Let me tell you, a new work by Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen based on Paul Griffiths’ novel by the same name. The work was commissioned and premiered by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, with soprano Barbara Hannigan, to whom the work was dedicated. Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3744. Free. ●●Mar 06 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for recorders and other early instruments. Kim Pineda, coach. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416- 480-1853. $20 (guests); (members). Refreshments included. Always find more online at TSM COMMUNITY ACADEMY INTRODUCING 3 PROGRAMS FOR ADULT AMATEUR MUSICIANS AUGUST 2-9, 2015 The TSM Community Academy invites you to play and sing for pleasure and push your abilities to a new level, while spending a week with artists of the Toronto Summer Music Festival. CHAMBER MUSIC WITH TSO PRINCIPALS AND GUESTS 18-20 Participants (Strings, Wind Quintet, 2 pianists, open to individuals and pre-formed ensembles) Mentors: Shane Kim (violin, TSO), Aaron Schwebel (Associate Concertmaster, COC), Eric Nowlin (Associate Principal viola TSO), Emmanuelle Beaulieu-Bergeron (cello, TSO), Sarah Jeffrey (Principal oboe, TSO) PIANO MASTERCLASS WITH JAMES ANAGNOSON 12-15 Participants (Minimum suggested level, Grade 10 RCM Piano) CHAMBER CHOIR WITH MATHIAS MAUTE & LAURA PUDWELL Rehearse and prepare the Mozart Coronation Mass and the Bach Motet: Jesu, meine freude with renowned choral conductor, virtuoso recorder player and composer, Mathias Maute. Afternoon activities include voicecoaching and individual lessons with renowned soprano Laura Pudwell. The week will culminate with a performance in Walter Hall. APPLY NOW BY VISITING TORONTOSUMMERMUSIC.COM The Community Academy is made possible by the generous support of the Metcalf Foundation. February 1 - March 7, 2015 | 51

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