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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.

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA Sacred Music for a Sacred Space WEDNESDAY, MAR 23 | 7:30 PM GOOD FRIDAY, MAR 25 | 7:30 PM ST. PAUL’S BASILICA 83 POWER STREET Experience sublime choral music – from the Renaissance to contemporary choral masters BYRD Mass for four voices CORLIS God So Loved the World WHITACRE Her Sacred Spirit Soars TICKETS – $ 50 TMC BOX OFFICE 416-598-0422 ext 221 www.tmchoir.org/boxoffice VOX TIX FOR 30 AND UNDER NiNe SparrowS artS FouNdatioN & YorkmiNSter park BaptiSt ChurCh present The Good Friday ConCerT Music and Readings for a Most Holy Day Yorkminster Park BaPtist ChurCh march 25, 2016, 4pm special Guest John Johnson, saxophone Featuring: amina Holloway, cello the YpBc choir William Maddox, music director the Hedgerow singers eric robertson, music director elizabeth anderson, organ narrators: colleen Burns rev. Dr. peter Holmes ADMISSION FREE - DONATIONS WELCOME ● ● 7:00: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Choirs. Mim Adams, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 21-24. ● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz Vocal Ensemble. Christine Duncan, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ● ● 8:00: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Artie Roth, Anthony Michelli and Kelly Jefferson, conductors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 21-24. Wednesday March 23 ● ● 7:15: Ruach Singers. Crossroads. Hebrew vocal music in new contemporary settings, celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim. Cantor Eric Moses. Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave. W. 416-783-6103. Free. CD launch at the conclusion of the service. ● ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. Byrd: Mass for four voices; Corlis: God So Loved the World; Whitacre: Her Sacred Spirit Soars. Noel Edison, conductor. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416-598-0422 x221. -. Also Mar 25. ● ● 7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Kevin Turcotte, Jim Vivian and Frank Falco, conductors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 21-24. ● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Scenes of the Mediterranean. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture; Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.5 “Egyptian”; Ibert: Escales (Ports of Call); Respighi: Pines of Rome. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Stéphane Denève, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75-8. Also Mar 24. ● ● 9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wednesday Concert Series. Maureen Kennedy, vocals; Ben Bishop, guitar. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. cover. Reservations recommended. Thursday March 24 ● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Exquisite Chamber. Young artists from The Glenn Gould School. 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: Percussion Concert. Works for viola, percussion, marimba and audio. Works by Duggan, Golijov and Sammut. Mark Duggan and John Rudolph, percussion; Theresa Rudolph, viola. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ● ● 12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Vocal Ensembles. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 21-24. ● ● 7:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Singing For Love. A fundraiser in support of arteducational workshops for children who have lived with domestic violence. Rosy Cervantes, vocals. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416- 588-0307. . ● ● 7:30: Church of the Ascension. Maundy Thursday. Celebration of the Last Supper and the traditional washing of feet. Works by P. Aston, D. Hallis, G. Kendrick and C. Tambling. 33 Overland Dr. 416-444-8881. Freewill offering. Religious Service. ● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Symphony. Gorb: Awayday; Calvert: Romantic Variations; Whitacre: October; Reed: La Fiesta Mexicana; Grainger: Irish Tune; Shepherd’s Hay; Ticheli: Blue Shades. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ● ● 7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: York U Jazz Orchestra. Mike Cadó, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar 21-24. ● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Scenes of the Mediterranean. See Mar 23. ● ● 8:30: Hugh’s Room/Mariposa Folk Festival. Sugar Brown and Madagascar Slim. Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531- 6604. .50/(adv). Friday March 25 GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY March 25 at 11am Solemn Mass in A by César Franck Humbercrest United Church 16 Baby Point Road, Toronto ● ● 11:00am: Humbercrest United Church. Solemn Mass. Franck: Solemn Mass in A with harp, cello and organ. Jennifer Krabbe, soprano; Matthew Dalen, tenor; Jason Lamont, tenor; Dennis Zimmer, bass; The Chancel Choir; Melvin J. Hurst, conductor. 16 Baby Point Rd. 416-767-6122. Free. Religious service. ● ● 10:30am: Lawrence Park Community Church. Listen, Lord: A Prayer and the Crucifixion (God’s Trombones). By Gordon Myers. Kimberley Briggs, soprano; Michele Bogdanowicz, mezzo; Alastair Smyth, baritone; Lawrence Park Community Church Choir; Mark Toews, conductor. 2180 Bayview Ave. 416- 489-1551. Freewill offering. Church Service. ● ● 11:00am: Church of the Ascension. Good Friday/The Cross of Christ. Works by Telemann, Schumann, Franck, J. Stainer, Britten, O. Gibbons and J.S. Bach. 33 Overland Dr. 416- 444-8881. Free. 38 | March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

● ● 4:00: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Music and Readings for a Most Holy Day. Amina Holloway, cello; Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir (William Maddox, conductor); Hedgerow Singers (Eric Robertson, conductor); Colleen Burns and Rev. Peter Holmes, narration. Guest: John Johnson, saxophone. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ● ● 7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Alexis Baro Quartet. Rhythm-driven jazz funk. Alexis Baro, jazz trumpet. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; free(before 8:00). ● ● 7:30: Metropolitan United Church. Requiem: In a Time of Sorrow. Bach: Cantata No.78; Brahms: Alto Rhapsody; Requiem. The Metropolitan Festival Choir and Orchestra; Soloists: Alison Campbell, Claudia Lemcke, Charles Davidson, Jordan Scholl (Bach); Laura Pudwell (Alto Rhapsody); Gisele Kulak, Jordan Scholl (Requiem). Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. ; (under 19). ● ● 7:30: Toronto Beach Chorale. Good Friday Concert. Fauré: Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine; other works by Gounod and Poulenc. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6091. /(adv); (7- 18)/(adv); free(under7). ● ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. See Mar 23. ● ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. From Darkness to Light. Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Neilsen: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra; Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain. Alastair Thorburn-Vitols, descant; Rodney Gray, flute; Kristian Alexander, conductor; Alexa Petrenko, host. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. Saturday March 26 ● ● 7:30: Church of the Ascension. Easter Vigil. Lighting of the Pascal Flame and Candle. 33 Overland Dr. 416-444-8881. Freewill offering. Wine and cheese reception. Religious service. ● ● 7:30: Rashaan Allwood. The Birds of Spring Which Awaken. Piano music inspired by birdsong and nature. Works by Messiaen, Ravel, Liszt, Granados and others. Rashaan Allwood, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ● ● 8:00: Galen Weston Band. In Concert. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416- 368-3110. -. ● ● 8:00: Shahriyar Jamshidi. Dilan Ensemble: In the Shadow of the Fatherland. Two Iranian artists from different musical backgrounds present music of the Kurds. Pedram Khavarzamini, Tombak player; Shahriyar Jamshidi, Kamancheh player and vocals. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. . ● ● 8:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Soiree. Scriabin: Select Etudes; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 Mov.1 (arr. G. Murray); Novello: We’ll Gather Lilacs (from Perchance To Dream) (arr. G. Murray); and other works. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity- St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631- 4300. ; (st). In the Chapel. Sunday March 27 ● ● 10:30am: Church of the Ascension. Easter Sunday. Glory of the Resurrection. Works by F. Campbell-Watson, J.R. Foley, G. Kendrick, J. Hayford and Handel. 33 Overland Dr. 416-444- 8881. Freewill offering. ● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ● ● 5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Epoque Quartet from Prague. Works by Vivaldi, Jezek and others. Restaurant Praha, Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). Special concert menu. Monday March 28 ● ● 12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: R&B Ensemble. Mike Cadó, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Brass Chamber Ensembles Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Tuesday March 29 ● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Four Tenors. Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure, Aaron Sheppard, Andrew Haji and Charles Sy, tenors. 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 students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ● ● 12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: York U Chamber Strings. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ● ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free (ticket required). ● ● 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. An Intimate Evening with Jonathan Goldstein. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416- 872-4255. .50-.50. ● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Broadway. Betsy Wolfe, vocalist; Darren Criss, vocalist; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. .75-7(eve); .50-.75(mat). Also Mar 30 (2:00 and 8:00). Wednesday March 30 ● ● 12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: York University New Music Ensemble. Matt Brubeck, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ● ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Broadway. See Mar 29(8:00); Also 8:00. ● ● 8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Jean Rondeau Classical Concert: Bach in Progress. Harpsichord works by Bach. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (mem/sr/st). Augustin Dumay & Louis Lortie WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 8PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS 0N SALE NOW: 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA ● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. String Concerts. Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.5 in F; Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat; Franck: Violin Sonata in A. Augustin Dumay, violin; Louis Lortie, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Broadway. See Mar 29. ● ● 9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wednesday Concert Series. Ron Davis, piano; Mike Downes, bass. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. cover. Reservations recommended. Thursday March 31 ● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Jackie Burroughs is Dead (and what are you going to do about it?). Preview. Danielle Baskerville, artistic producer; DA Hoskins, choreographer. Richard Bradshaw thewholenote.com March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 | 39

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