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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.

Kitchener-Waterloo

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855- 872-7669. -5. Also 8:00. ● ● 5:30: Canadian Music Centre. Canadian Art Song Showcase. Works by Alice Ho, John Beckwith, Sylvia Rickard and Hiroki Tsurumoto. Xin Wang, soprano; Derek Kwan, tenor; Steven Philcox, piano; University of Toronto emerging artists. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961- 6601 x202. ; (CMC members/arts workers). ●●7:30: Musicians In Ordinary. Byrd – Mass for Four Voices and Dowland – Sacred Ayres. A. Concerts in the GTA Works by Byrd, Taverner and others. Christopher Verrette, baroque violin; Hallie Fishel, soprano; vocal consort and choir of St. Michael’s Schola Cantorum (Christina Labriola, conductor). St. Basil’s Church, University of St. Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph St. 416- 926-7148. Free. Donations welcomed. ● ● 7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: Jory Nash with Brian MacMillan. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-874-2800. ; (sr/st). ● ● 7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. David Buchbinder Trio. Michael Herring, bass; Dave Restivo, piano. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; free(before 8:00). ● ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School Opera: Handel - Alcina. See March 16. ● ● 7:30: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Balkan Music Ensemble. Irene Markoff, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18. ● ● 8:00: Angela Blumberg. Creation. Domenic Jarlkaganova: Creation; Evolution; Norbert Palej: Veni Creator Spiritu. Irvin Chow, Sarah Fregeau, Jillian Peever and Kaitlin Standeven, dancers; Angela Blumberg, dancer/choreographer. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-420- 4345. . Also Mar 20(mat). ● ● 8:00: Sony Centre/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Pixar in Concert. See 3:30. ● ● 9:00: Eliana Cuevas. In Concert. Hart House, Arbour Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free. ● ● 9:00: Rebecca Binnendyk. Some Fun Out of Life. CD release celebration. Kevin Laliberte, Attila Fias, Mark Kelso, Drew Birston, Drew Jurecka and Chris Gale. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . Also Mar 19(9:00). Saturday March 19 ● ● 2:00: RCCO Toronto Centre. Bach Birthday Recitals and Walk. Thomas Bell, organ. St. Paul’s Bloor Street, 227 Bloor St. E. 416-489- 1551 x28. Free. Donations welcome. Other “Bach Birthday Recitals and Walk” events: 3:00 (St. Simon’s Church); 4:00 (Rosedale Church). ● ● 3:00: RCCO Toronto Centre. Bach Birthday Recitals and Walk. Robin Davis and Johan van’t Hof, organ. St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-489-1551 x28. Free. Donations welcome. Other “Bach Birthday Recitals and Walk” events: 2:00 (St. Paul’s Church); 4:00 (Rosedale Church). ● ● 4:00: RCCO Toronto Centre. Bach Birthday Recitals and Walk. Rebecca Genge, soprano, Nancy Olfert, alto; Vicky Hathaway, oboe; Gillian Howard, oboe; Jill Vitols, cello and Dan Bickle, organ. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 416-489-1551 x28. Free. Donations welcome. ● ● 7:30: Cantemus Singers. Sweet Kisses/ Baci Soavi. Madrigals on love by Italian laterenaissance composers. Gesualdo: Ardo per te; Marenzio: Due rose fresche; Aleotti: Baciai per aver vita; Monteverdi: Baci soavi e cari; Lasciatemi morire (for solo soprano). Guest: Iris Krizmanic, soprano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-578-6602. . Wheelchair accessible. Also Mar 20(mat). ● ● 7:30: Tim Tamashiro. Come to the Jazz Side: Tim Tamashiro Meets Ben Heppner. Jazz and Broadway tunes, conversation and bad jokes. Tim Tamashiro; Ben Heppner, tenor; Don Thompson; Reg Schwager. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-645- 9090. . ● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Wind Ensemble. Estacio: Bootlegger’s Tarantella (arr. Michalak); Mahr: Endurance; Colgrass: Arctic Dreams. Gillian Mackay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ● ● 8:00: Academy Concert Series. Mozart and Beethoven Transformed. Beethoven (arr. Ferd Ries): Grande quintuor concertante Op.5 No.1; Mozart: Grande Sestetto (Sinfonia) Concertante in E-flat K364 (K320d). Christopher Verrette, Ashley Vandiver, violins; Emily Eng, Shannon Knights, violas; Alastair Eng, Kerri McGonigle, cellos. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-629-3716. ; (sr/st). ● ● 8:00: Alliance Française Toronto. Hassan El Hadi Concert: Moroccan Shaabi. Quebecois-Moroccan singer-songwriter mixes traditional Moroccan, Andalusian, Arabic and Bender rock, jazz and rai. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (mem/sr/st). ● ● 8:00: Jazz Performance and Education Centre. Sonoluminescence Trio. David Mott, baritone sax; Jessie Stewart, percussion; William Parker, bass. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-461- 7744. ; (st). ● ● 8:00: Musicians in Ordinary. Sweet Swan of Avon: Words and Music. Shakespeare’s Saints & Sinners. Readings from Macbeth, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet. Music by Byrd, Dowland and East. David Klausner, reader; Mozart and Beethoven Transformed March 19, 2016 at 8pm Location: Eastminster United Church 310 Danforth Ave. (Chester) Featuring: Christopher Verrette, violin Ashley Vandiver, violin Emily Eng, viola Shannon Knights, viola Alastair Eng, cello Kerri McGonigle, cello Concert Series AcademyConcertSeries.com 416.629.3716 Buy online: SINGLE TICKETS: / Sen. & Student 3 TIX FLEX PACK: / Sen. & Student 36 | March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Hallie Fishel, soprano; John Edwards, lutenist; Musicians In Ordinary Violin Band; Christopher Verrette, conductor. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-535-9956. ; (sr/ st). ● ● 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Yundi. Chopin: Ballade No.1 in g Op.23; Ballade No.2 in F Op.38; Ballade No.3 in A-flat Op.47; Ballade No.4 in f Op.52; 24 Preludes Op.28. Yundi, piano. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Bluebird North. Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ● ● 8:00: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts. Symphony of the Goddesses. New scores and favourites accompanied by gameplay and cinematic imagery from Legend of Zelda games. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. .00-5.00. ● ● 8:00: Soundstreams. Ear Candy: Electric Counterpoint. Reich: Electric Counterpoint; Nagoya Marimbas; It’s Gonna Rain; new works by SlowPitch Sound, Mas Aya, Prince Nifty and Germaine Liu. Germaine Liu, percussion; Dan Morphy, percussion; Matt Smith aka “Prince Nifty”, guitar and electronics; SlowPitch Sound, DJ; Brandon Valdivia aka “Mas Aya”, percussion and electronics. Theatre Centre Incubator, 1115 Queen St. W. 416- 504-1282. /(adv). ● ● 8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. Light Eternal. Duruflé: Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens; Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Requiem; and works by Gounod and Saint- Saëns. Victor Cheng, baritone; John Stephenson, organ; Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor. Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/ st). Cash only. ● ● 9:00: Rebecca Binnendyk. Some Fun out of Life. CD release celebration. Kevin Laliberte, Attila Fias, Mark Kelso, Drew Birston, Drew Jurecka and Chris Gale. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . Also Mar 18(9:00). Sunday March 20 ● ● 10:15am: Church of the Ascension. Palm Sunday. Blessing of Palms and procession into the church. Works by C. Tuttle, G. Kendrick, J.S. Bach, R. Gillard, and N. Richards. 33 Overland Dr. 416-444-8881. Freewill offering. Religious Service. ● ● 2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. XIA String Quartet. Works by Bartók, Debussy, Schubert and McPherson. Robert Uchida, violin; Shane Kim, violin; Theresa Rudolph, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. 416-203-0873. . ● ● 2:00: Toronto Mozart Players. Mozart Project. J.S. Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV51; J.C. Bach: String Quartet in F B54; Mozart: Five Fugues after Bach K405; Vespers K321 and K339 (excerpts); Ave verum corpus K618; Church Sonatas for organ and strings K263 and K328. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-922-4948. ; (st). ● ● 2:30: Maureen Batt. Crossing Borders: Realities Blurred. Works by Höstman, Harman, Glaser, Lustig, Sharman and others. Maureen Batt, soprano; Cheryl Duvall, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-290- 7970. /(adv); (arts workers); (st). ● ● 3:00: Angela Blumberg. Creation. See Mar 18(eve). ● ● 3:00: Cantemus Singers. Sweet Kisses/ Baci Soavi. See Mar 19(eve). ● ● 3:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Pinchas Zukerman, violin. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-9.50. ● ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory. Invesco Piano Concerts: Paul Lewis. Brahms: Three Intermezzi; Four Ballades; Schubert: Piano Sonata No.9 in B; Liszt: Dante Sonata (from Années de pèlerinage). Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ● ● 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers: Lou Pomanti Trio. Lou Pomanti, piano; Davide Direnzo, drums; Marc Rogers, bass. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247- 5181. Freewill offering. ● ● 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. ● ● 7:00: Hart House Singers. In Concert. Bruckner: Mass in e; Purcell: motets (with orchestra). David Arnot-Johnston, conductor. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free; donations for food banks welcomed. “King of Kings” Silent Movie iMproviSation ConCert Featuring DaviD Briggs palM Sunday, MarCh 20, 7:00 pM yorkMinSter park BaptiSt ChurCh ● ● 7:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. David Briggs/Cecil B. DeMille: King of Kings. Screening of the 1928 black and white classic with organ improvisations. David Briggs, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ● ● 7:30: Echo Women’s Choir. Equal Night: A Dialogue for the Equinox. Fundraising event featuring words and music. Anne Michaels, poet; David Sereda, singer-composer; Becca Whitla and Alan Gasser, conductors. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-278-2968. (includes three wine tastings). Silent auction and finger food. ● ● 8:00: Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation/ Ashkenaz Foundation. Spotlight on Israeli Culture Festival: A-WA. Three sisters sing in the style of their Yemeni roots, contemporary funk, electronic and hip-hop grooves. Songs in Hebrew, English and Yemeni-Arabic. Mod Club, 22 College St. 416-979-9955. /(adv). Monday March 21 ● ● 3:30: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: World Music Chorus. Judith Cohen, conductor. 245 Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival also runs Mar 17 and 18. ● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Faculty Artist Ensemble with Guest Artists. Works for voice and chamber orchestra. Schoenberg: Die Waldtaube (from Gurre-Lieder); Mahler (arr. Schoenberg): Das Lied von der Erde. Andrew Haji, tenor; Andrew Haji & Megan Quick Tenor and mezzo-soprano soloists join a chamber orchestra of faculty members for pieces by Schoenberg. March 21, 2016 Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park , senior, student music.utoronto.ca 416-408-0208 Mozart Project presents sacred music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed by the Toronto Mozart Players featuring soprano Whitney Mather, winner of the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition, trumpeter Andrew McCandless and the Cantabile Chamber Singers. Megan Quick, contralto. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. XIA String Quartet. Works by Bartók, Debussy, Schubert and McPherson. Robert Uchida, violin; Shane Kim, violin; Theresa Rudolph, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello. First Unitarian Congregation of Ontario, Sutherland Hall, 175 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-822-0613. . Also Mar 20 (Toronto Island). ● ● 7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Roy Patterson, Lorne Lofsky and Mark Eisenman, conductors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 21-24. ● ● 8:00: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Baroque Music by Candlelight for Holy Week. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Free. Tuesday March 22 ● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty. Ballet Jörgen. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Late seating is not available. ● ● 12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Vocal Ensemble. Mike Cadó, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 21-24. ● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. JS Bach Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 JC Bach String Quartet in F Major, Opus 8 W. B 54 WA Mozart Five Fugues after JS Bach, K 405 Excerpts from Vespers, K 321 and K 339 Ave verum corpus, K 618 Church Sonatas for organ and strings, K 263 and K 328 Sunday, March 20 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Church of the Redeemer 162 Bloor Street West (Avenue Road & Bloor) www.mozartproject.ca (students ) thewholenote.com March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 | 37

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