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Volume 21 Issue 6 - March 2016

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From 30 camp profiles to spark thoughts of being your summer musical best, to testing LUDWIG as you while away the rest of so-called winter; from Scottish Opera and the Danish Midtvest, to a first Toronto recital appearance by violin superstar Maxim Vengerov; from musings on New Creations and new creation, to the boy who made a habit of crying Beowulf; it's a month of merry meetings and rousing recordings reviewed, all here to discover in The WholeNote.

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The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 43. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 46. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 48. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 51. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a 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 above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from April 1 to May 7, 2015. All listings must be received by Midnight Sunday March 8. LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to listings@thewholenote.com or by 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 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed version of this map: thewholenote.com. Georgian Bay LISTINGS A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Etobicoke, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Toronto Island. Tuesday March 1 ● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Beauty of Baroque. Featuring chamber music from England, France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. ● ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital. Featuring performance students from the UofT Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ● ● 7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. Music TORONTO STEVEN OSBORNE Pianist March 1 at 8 pm Ask LUDWIG ● ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Steven Osborne, piano. Schubert: Impromptus D935 Nos.1 & 4; Debussy: Masques; Images, Book 2; L’ile joyeuse; Rachmaninoff: Études-Tableaux, Op.33 Nos.1, 3, 6, 7, 8; Études-Tableaux Op.39: Nos.2, 5, 7, 8, 9. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. , ; (st); age 18 to 35 – pay your age. ● ● 8:00: Talisker Players. Spirit Dreaming: Creation Myths from Around the World. Somers: Kuyas; Beckwith: Tanu; Ravel: Chansons Madécasses; Villa-Lobos: Suite for voice and violin; Jaubert: Chants sahariens; and other works. Ilana Zarankin, soprano; Laura McAlpine, mezzo; Andrew Moodie, reader. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 978-8849. ; (sr); (st/ un(der)employed). Pre-concert talk at 7:15. Also Mar 2. Wednesday March 2 ● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Petal. Avataar marries Hindustani raag and taal, hardbop jazz, Brazilian lyricism, electronica, atmospheric textures and ambiance, Javanese gamelan and contemporary improvisation. Sundar Viswanathan, woodwinds and director. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. Conrad Gold, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ● ● 6:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Cantatas in the Cathedral. Excerpts from Bach: St. Matthew Passion BWV244; St. John Passion BWV245. Soloists from the Cathedral Choir of St. James; David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Entry by donation. ● ● 6:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets. Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra; Paganini: Sonata per la Gran Viola; Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets; Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat Hob.I/105. Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Michael Sweeney, bassoon; Steven Woomert; Lake Huron 7 8 3 4 6 2 1 5 Lake Erie City of Toronto Lake Ontario If you prefer NOT to read through all 356 listings in this section looking for Pandora Topp or Koerner Hall or Early Music or Syrinx or Zone 3 then don't. TheWholeNote.com/index.php/listings/ask-ludwig 30 | March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

trumpet; James Gardiner, trumpet; Jonathan Crow, violin and other soloists; Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor; Tom Allen, host; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50-.75. ● ● 8:00: Living Arts Centre. The Trews Acoustic. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905- 306-6000. -. ● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. String Concerts: Vilde Frang and Michall Lifits. Schubert: Fantasy in C for Violin and Piano D934; Lutosławski: Partita; Fauré: Violin Sonata No.1 Op.13. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ● ● 8:00: Talisker Players. Spirit Dreaming: Creation Myths from Around the World. See Mar 1. ● ● 9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wednesday Concert Series: Brazilian Jazz. Bill McBirnie, flute; Bernie Senensky, piano. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. cover. Reservations recommended. Thursday March 3 ● ● 12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Rachmaninoff: Preludes of the North. Rachmaninoff: Preludes Op.32 (excerpts); ​Sherkin: ​Postludes from Adlivun (2014). Adam Sherkin, piano. Bluma Appel Lobby, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. Presented in partnership with Steinway Piano Gallery. ● ● 12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. In Concert: Classics and Jazz. John Edward Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910. . Incl. coffee and snack. ● ● 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Sergio Orabona, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Free. ● ● 12:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Spotlight: Patricia Wait, clarinet and Mark Chambers, cello. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ● ● 1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon. Sibelius: String Quartet in d Op.56 “Voces intimae”; MacMillan: Tuireadh; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in b Op.115. Daedalus Quartet; Romie Deguise- Langlois, clarinet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ● ● 7:30: Opera York. Don Pasquale. Donizetti. Michael Robert Broder (Don Pasquale); Dion Mazerolle (Dr. Malatesta); Anne Marie Ramos (Norina); and others; Geoffrey Butler, artistic director; Renee Salewski, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 787-8811. -; 0(gala package). With supertitles. Also Mar 5. ● ● 7:30: Toronto City Opera. L’Elisir d’Amore. Donizetti. Beatrice Carpino, artistic director; Adolfo De Santis, conductor. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. ; (sr); (st). Sung in Italian with English TCOtitles. Also Mar 5. ● ● 8:00: York University Department of Music. Improv Soiree. An evening of improvisation in a participatory “open mike” set-up, hosted by the improv studios of Casey Sokol. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Performers and observers welcome. Friday March 4 ● ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital: Melody Chan, 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. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Concert in chapel; lunch and snack friendly. ● ● 7:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416- 598-3444 x243. PWYC. Proceeds in support of Music & Arts School programming. ● ● 7:30: Heliconian Hall. All Aboard on a Musical Tour of Norway, Australia, Estonia, Spain, Greece and Russia. Grieg: Songs; Sculthorpe: Djilile; Works by Pärt, Mompou, Theodorakis. Paula Arciniega, mezzo; Louise Morley, Ruth Kazdan, Suzanne Yeo, piano; Rita Greer, clarinet; Jane Blackstone, voice/piano; Velma Ko, violin. 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922- 3618. ; free(child). ● ● 7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Diane Roblin. Featuring all-original, jazz-funk compositions. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; free(before 8:00). ● ● 7:30: Opera by Request. La Traviata. Verdi. Allison Arends, soprano (Violetta); Ryan Harper, tenor (Alfredo); Andrew Tees, baritone (Germont); soloists and chorus of U of T Scarborough Concert Choir (Lenard Whiting, conductor); William Shookhoff, conductor and piano. Trinity Presbyterian Church York Mills, 2737 Bayview Ave. 416-455-2365. . ● ● 7:30: Toronto City Opera. Die Fledermaus. Strauss. Beatrice Carpino, artistic director; Adolfo De Santis, conductor. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. ; (sr); (st). Sung in English. Also Feb 25, 27, Mar 6(mat). ● ● 7:30: York University Department of Music. New Chamber Competition Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 5888. ; (sr/st). ● ● 8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. The Bold and the Beautiful. Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Chopin: Piano Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. David Jalbert, piano. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; (sr); (st). Reflection: Gospel Jazz - Down By the Riverside. Jake Hiebert Trio. 140 Wineva Ave. 416- 691-8082. Freewill offering. An Original Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta Chelsea Moor Castle (or, The Contract to Marry) March 4 - 13 www.northtorontoplayers.com ● ● 8:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea Moor Castle. Book and Lyrics by Barb Scheffler and Michael Harms. Selections from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers, and Iolanthe. Justin Ralph, tenor; Laurie Hurst, mezzo; Barb Scheffler, soprano; Alison Boudreau, soprano; Julius Fulop, bass. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-481-4867. ; (sr); (st); free(children under 14). Also Mar 5 (Gala - 7:00); 6 (2:00); 11 (8:00); 12 (2:00 and 8:00); 13 (2:00). ● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Chamber Music: Karen Gomyo, Christian Poltéra and Juho Pohjonen. Haydn: Piano Trio in E Hob. XV:28; Janáček: Pohádka (Fairy Tale), Violin Sonata JW7/7; Dvořák: Piano Trio in f Op.65. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Saturday March 5 ● ● 3:00: Annex Singers Chamber Choir. Camerata. Chamber works by Byrd, Victoria, Morley, Chatman, Gjeilo and The Beatles. Guest: Mark Chambers, cello; Maria Case, conductor. St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416-968-7747. ; (sr); (under 30); free(12 and under). Also 7:30. ● ● 4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and ‘NOON AT MET’ Free concerts at 12:15 pm Music at Metropolitan Mar . 3 Sergio Orabona, Organist der St. Nikolaus Kirche, Stuttgart Mar. 10 Michael Fitzgerald, baritone Mar. 17 Emily Chiang, pianist Mar. 24 NO CONCERT Mar. 31 Sarah Svendsen, organist Apr. 7 Joshua Ehlebracht, organist Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen Street E .,Toronto 416-363-0331 (ext. 26) www.metunited.org ● ● 7:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea Moor Castle - Gala Event. See Mar 4 (8:00); Also Mar 6 (2:00); 11 (8:00); 12 (2:00 and 8:00); 13 (2:00). ● ● 7:30: Annex Singers Chamber Choir. Camerata. See 3:00. ● ● 7:30: Canadian Men’s Chorus. A Celtic Ceilidh. Celtic music from around the world. Mark Sirett: When You Are Old (premiere); Eleanor Daley: Skye Boat Song; Lake Isle of Innisfree; and others. Greg Rainville, director; Christina Faye, piano; Julie Ourceau, fiddle; Amy O’Neil, flute; Bill Kervin, bodhran; Thomas Power, guitar. The Music Gallery, 197 John St. 519-305-1351. /(adv); /(under 30)(adv). ● ● 7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra. Inside Out: Living Our Passion. Schubert: Unfinished Symphony; Rodgers & Hammerstein: The King and I; E. Bernstein: Magnificent Seven; Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo). Guest: Andrew Chung, conductor. St. Luke’s United Church, 353 Sherbourne St. 647-977- 6058. /(adv); (st). ● ● 7:30: Jubilate Singers. Winter Warmth: Latin American Voices. Works by Villa- Lobos, Ramirez, Guastavino and Moruja; traditional songs and rhythms. Guest: Rodrigo Chavez, charango, guitar and Latin percussion. St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-485-1988. ; (sr/st). ● ● 7:30: Opera by Request. Così fan tutte. Mozart. Ontario Opera Collaborative; Morgan Strickland, soprano (Fiordiligi); Heidi Jost, mezzo (Dorabella); Jeffrey Boyd, tenor (Ferrando); Kyle Merrithew, baritone (Guglielmo); Misty Banyard, soprano (Despina); Norman Brown, baritone (Don Alfonso); Frederic La Croix, conductor and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . Jubilate singers Winter Warmth LATIN AMERICAN VOICES featuring works by HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS Featuring some with a brief re Sunda Joe Se Paul N guest instrumentalist Sunday, March 6 at RODRIGO CHAVEZ RUSS LITTLE QUINTE Saturday Christ March Church 5, 7:30 Deer pm Park, 15 St. Simon-the-Apostle (north of St. Clair Church at Heath St.) www.thereslifehere.org Admissi jubilatesingers.ca thewholenote.com March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 | 31

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