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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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Saturday March 12 ● ● 2:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea Moor Castle. See Mar 4 (8:00). Also 8:00 and Mar 13. ● ● 4:30: Royal Conservatory. Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists: Showcase Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free - ticket required. KNOCKING AT THE HELLGATE RUSSELL BRAUN, BARITONE MAR 12 | TSO.CA ● ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Knocking at the Hellgate. Jonny Greenwood: Water; Dean: Knocking at the Hellgate; Skratch Bastid: Festival Remix. Russell Braun, baritone; Skratch Bastid, turntables; Peter Oundjian, conductor and host; Brett Dean, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. ● ● 7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Choral Concert. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Markham), 143 Main St. N., Markham. 905-294-4736. . ● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Opera Series: Paul Bunyan. See A. Concerts in the GTA Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor Mar 10; Also Mar 13(mat). ● ● 8:00: Aga Khan Museum/Rumi Canada. Reflections on Hafiz. Ostad Saeed Farajpoori, kamancheh; Fariba Davodi, vocals; Bamdad Fotouhi, tombak/daf; Ehsan Gaffari, tar; Sheniz Janmohamed, English translations; Farzad AttarJafari, dance. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. and up, .50(members); (sr/st). ● ● 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Mozart and Mendelssohn. Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 “Lobgesang” Op.52. Esther Choi, flute; Angela Schwarzkopf, harp; University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Choir; Ensemble Tryptych Concert Choir; Redeemer University College Concert Choir; Norman Reintamm, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 879-5566. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). 7:15: Pre-concert talk. Saturday March 12, 2016 8 pm MOZART: Concerto for Flute & Harp Guest Soloists: ESTHER CHOI flute ANGELA SCHWARZKOPF harp MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 2 (Lobgesang or Hymn of Praise) University of Toronto Scarborough Concert Choir Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT 4 | TICKETS: REGULAR – adult senior/student PREMIUM – adult senior/student (under age 12, free) P.C. HoTheatre 5183 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Beowulf. Epic tale of the European bardic tradition, the battle between the hero Beowulf and the monster cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566 Grendel. Benjamin Bagby, voice and Anglo- Saxon harp. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; -(sr); (st/30 and under). 7:00: pre-concert talk. Also Mar 11. ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Johannes Moller. Works by Barrios, Giuliani and Moller. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964- 8298. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea Moor Castle. See Mar 4 (8:00). Also Mar 13 (2:00). ● ● 8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Pops Series: Lighthouse/Ontario Philharmonic Strings. Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-721-3399 x2. -. Benefit concert. ● ● 8:00: Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers. Crooked Lines: Stories in Between. See Mar 11; Also Mar 13(mat). ● ● 8:00: Tapestry Opera/Scottish Opera/ Music Theatre Wales. The Devil Inside. See Mar 10; Also Mar 13(mat). ●●10:00: BRASH Festival. Lemon Bucket Orkestra and More! See Mar 11. Sunday March 13 ● ● 1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles: Ensemble MidtVest. Interactive version for children ages 5 to 11; adults welcome. Nielsen: Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano Op.2; Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat K452; Schubert: Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen” for Flute and Piano D802 Op.posth.160; Brahms: Clarinet Trio in a Op.114. Martin Qvist Hansen, piano; Charlotte Norholt, flute; Peter Kristein, oboe; Charles Neidich, clarinet; Yavor Petkov, bassoon; and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 922-3714 x103. . 3:15: main performance. ● ● 2:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea Moor Castle. See Mar 4 (8:00). ● ● 2:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Vienna Mozart Orchestra. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; The Turkish March; overtures and duets from Marriage of Figaro and Magic Flute; and other works. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-5.00. Period costumes. ● ● 2:30: Toronto Early Music Centre. Musically Speaking. Works by Von Bingen; and other related works. Andrea Gerhardt and Michael Franklin: vocals, harp, flute, recorders, reed pipe and other instruments. St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. 416-464-7610. PWYC. ● ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Opera Series: Paul Bunyan. See Mar 10. ● ● 3:00: Evelina Soulis. Concert and Cake. Evelina Soulis Celebrates Her 50th Birthday. Brahms: Rhapsody No.2, Op.79; Duo Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op.78; Debussy: Estampes; De Falla: Siete Canciones Populares Españolas; Monteverdi: Pur ti miro; Bizet: piano duets. Maria Soulis and Katerina Utochkina, mezzos; Emily Sun, violin; David Barker, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-739-9844. . Proceeds go to Tapestry’s ‘Youth Inside Opera’ program. ● ● 3:00: Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers. Crooked Lines: Stories in Between. See Mar 11(eve). ● ● 3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Kaffeemusik: A Voice of Her Own. Prof. Katherine R. Larson, narrator. Guest: Elizabeth Anderson, conductor. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). Coffee and refreshments. Donations to support Plan Canada. ● ● 3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Ensemble MidtVest: Canadian Debut. Nielsen: Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano Op.2; Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat K452; Schubert: Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen” for Flute and Piano D802 Op. posth. 160; Brahms: Clarinet Trio in a Op.114. Martin Qvist Hansen, piano; Charlotte Norholt, flute; Peter Kristein, oboe; Charles Neidich, clarinet; Yavor Petkov, bassoon; and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University TORONTO EARLY MUSIC CENTRE Musically Speaking Sun Mar 13, 2:30pm Celebrate the arrival of spring with Michael Franklin & Andrea Gerhardt! Music for recorder, flute, harp and sruti box. St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Avenue torontoearlymusic.org 34 | March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (under 30). 1:15: Music and Truffles family concert. ● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ● ● 4:00: Tapestry Opera/Scottish Opera/ Music Theatre Wales. The Devil Inside. See Mar 10. ● ● 5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Adam Zukiewicz, piano. Works by Chopin, Liszt and Dvořák. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481-7294. ; (st). QUASAR QUARTET Sun. Mar. 13 | The Music Gallery www.NewMusicConcerts.com ● ● 8:00: New Music Concerts/Music Gallery. Quasar Saxophone Quartet. Laporte: Incantation; LeBlanc: Fil Rouge; Edwards: Predator Drone MQ-1; A. Hamel: Brumes matinales et textures urbaines; P.A. Tremblay: Les pâleurs de la lune. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15: Introduction. Monday March 14 ● ● 12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert featuring Student Soloists. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. Tuesday March 15 ● ● 11:30am: York University Department of Music. Vocal Masterclass: Bruce Ubukata. Young singers from classical vocal performance studios of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Opera Interactive. Interactive concert of arias and sing-along choruses. Young artists of the COC Ensemble Studio; Kyra Millan, soprano and opera educator. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Late seating is not available. ● ● 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. John Paul Farahat, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Wednesday March 16 ● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. Michael Bloss, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ● ● 7:30: Opus 8. Tous Les Reqretz. Opus 8 Choral Octet; Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ● ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School Opera: Handel - Alcina. Leon Major, stage director; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Also March 18. George Frideric Handel’s Alcina IVARS TAURINS, CONDUCTOR LEON MAJOR, DIRECTOR THE GLENN GOULD SCHOOL OPERA 2016 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 & FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 7:30PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS 0N SALE NOW: 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA ● ● 7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Toronto Sacred Harp Singing. Selections from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson Edition. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC. Singing is participatory; songbooks to borrow. ● ● 8:00: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wednesday Concert Series: Flamenco Show. Dino Toledo, guitar; La Mari, flamenco dancer. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. No cover. ● ● 8:00: Oratory, Holy Family Church. Oratorium Saeculare. Bach: Coros and Arias; Lenten Meditation by a Father of the Oratory; sung Compline. Ellen Macateer and Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, soprano; Jessica Wright and Peter Mahon, altos; and other singers and instrumentalists; Philip Fournier, cembalo and direction. 1372 King St. W. 416- 532-2879. Free: donations welcomed. Free parking. Thursday March 17 ● ● 11:00am: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Cuban Ensemble. Rick Lazar and Anthony Michelli, conductors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18. ● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Choral Journeys – Then and Now. Renaissance to contemporary Canadian works. Cawthra Park Chamber Choir; Charles Sy, tenor; Bob Anderson, conductor. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Late seating is not available. ● ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Piano Music. Schubert: Military March Op.51 No.1; Brahms: Hungarian Dances and Waltzes (selections); Wilberg: Carmen Fantasy for Two Pianos, Eight Hands. Steven Philcox, Lydia Wong, Melisande Sinsoulier, Lara Dodds-Eden, pianos. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. ● ● 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Emily Chiang, piano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Free. ● ● 12:15: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Klezmer Ensemble. Brian Katz, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18. ● ● 1:00: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: West African Drumming, Ghana. Kwasi Dunyo, conductor. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Limited seating. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18. ● ● 3:00: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Escola de Samba. Rick Lazar, conductor. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Limited seating. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18. ● ● 4:00: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: West African Mande. Anna Melnikoff, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18. ● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. In Concert. U of T Jazz Orchestra and 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra with Norma Winstone and Dave Liebman. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (st). ● ● 8:00: Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation. Spotlight on Israeli Culture Festival: A World of Piano - An Evening with Guy Mintus. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ● ● 8:00: Music Gallery/Michael Century. Michael Century. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members). ● ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Quatuor Ébène. Mozart: Divertimento in D K136; Debussy: Quartet in G; Beethoven: Quartet in c-sharp Op.131. Pierre Colombet, violin; Gabriel Le Magadure, violin; Adrien Boisseau, viola; Raphaël Merlin, cello. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. , ; (st); age 18 to 35 – pay your age. Friday March 18 ● ● 11:30am: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Celtic Ensemble. Sherry Johnson, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18. ● ● 12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Chinese Classical Orchestra. Kim Chow-Morris, conductor. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Limited seating. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18. ● ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital: Lisa Tahara, 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. ● ● 1:30: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Caribbean Ensemble. Lindy Burgess, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18. ● ● 3:00: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Korean Drum Ensemble. Charles Hong, conductor. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18. ● ● 3:30: Sony Centre/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Pixar in Concert. Performed to video clips from Pixar’s feature films. You’ve Got a Friend In Me, When She Loved Me, If I Didn’t Have You, and other songs. thewholenote.com March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 | 35

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