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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.

Amphitheatre, Four

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: Winners Recital. Winners of the Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize in Song and the Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky Prize in Accompanying. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ● ● 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Sarah Svendsen, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Free. ● ● 12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Piano Showcase. Students from the studio of Christina Petrowska Quilico. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. VICTORIA SYMPHONY TANIA MILLER, CONDUCTOR MAR 31 | TSO.CA Stories of Love & Longing Friday, April 1, 2016, 8pm Featuring Bissell’s A Song of Longing, Chatman’s Remember, and works by Britten, Brahms and Mechem 383 Huron Street, Toronto 416-971-9229 www.exultate.net an ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’ontario A. Concerts in the GTA ● ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Victoria Symphony. Oesterle: “Home” from New World; Grieg: Piano Concerto; Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring; Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird. Victoria Symphony, guest orchestra; Stewart Goodyear, piano; Tania Miller, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50-.75. ● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Concert Orchestra. Paul Widner, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ● ● 7:30: York University Department of Music. York U Symphony Orchestra. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). La création du monde Thursday March 31 2016 8:00pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com ● ● 8:00: Esprit Orchestra/Elmer Iseler Singers. La création du monde. Pauk: Soul and Psyche (world premiere); Janmohammed: Nur: Reflections on Light; solo orchestra selections. Elmer Iseler Singers; Esprit Orchestra; Lydia Adams and Alex Pauk, conductors. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); (st). BENJAMIN ALARD SOLO HARPSICHORD BACH GOLDBERG VARIATIONS Mar 31-Apr 3, 5 416.964.6337 tafelmusik.org ● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Bach Goldberg Variations. Bach: Goldberg Variations; Trio Sonata from “The Musical Offering”. Benjamin Alard, solo harpsichord; Grégoire Jeay, flute; Jeanne Lamon, violin; Christina Mahler, cello. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. and up; and up(sr); -(35 and under). Also Apr 1, 2, 3(mat), 5(George Weston Recital Hall). Friday April 1 ● ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital: Matthew Li, piano. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ● ● 12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: York University Brass and Percussion Ensembles. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. 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. ● ● 5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE – ROMEO & JULIET APRIL 2, 2016, 8 P.M. SALVATION ARMY SCARBOROUGH CITADEL 2021 LAWRENCE AVENUE EAST (AT WARDEN) TICKETS: AT THE DOOR OR ONLINE; EMAIL SPO@SPO.CA OR PHONE 416 429-0007 VISIT US AT SPO.CA Music. The Art of the Prima Donna. Staged and costumed program of romantic opera. Works by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and others. Paul Widner, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (st). ● ● 7:30: York University Department of Music. York U Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Apr 2. ● ● 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Erwin Schulhoff. Dada, Jazz and the String Sextet: Portrait of a Forgotten Master. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973- 4000. -. Also Apr 2. John Sheard presents The American Songbook with Reid Jamieson & Michael Louis Johnson Friday, April 1, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ● ● 8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. John Sheard Presents The American Songbook. Reid Jamieson and Michael Louis Johnson. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). ● ● 8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. April Fools. Songs by Sinatra, Bennett, Martin, Darrin and others. Andy DeCampos, vocals. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410- 1570. . ● ● 8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Stories of Love and Longing. Sjolund: Love Lost; Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op.52; Palestrina: Sicut Cervus; Enns: Like as the Hart; Bissell: A Song of Longing; works by Chatman, Britten, Mechem and Stroope. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. ; (sr); (st). ● ● 8:00: Opera in Concert/Voicebox. Isis and Osiris: Gods of Egypt. Music by Peter Anthony Togni. Libretto by Sharon Singer. Lucia Cesaroni (Isis); Ernesto Ramirez (Osiris); Julie Nesrallah (Nephtis); Michael Nyby (Seth); Stuart Graham (The Grand Vizier); and others; Orchestra and Chorus of Voicebox: Opera In Concert; Robert Cooper, conductor and chorus director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. and . Also Apr 3 (2:30). ● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Cameron Carpenter, Organ. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Bach Goldberg Variations. See Mar 31; Also Apr 2, 3(mat), 5(George Weston Recital Hall). ● ● 8:00: Toy Piano Composers/Bicycle 40 | March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Opera Project. TPC Curiosity Festival: Travelogue. Works by Monica Pearce, August Murphy-King/Colleen Murphy-King, Elisha Denburg, and Tobin Stokes. Members of the Bicycle Opera Project. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 647-829-4213. (festival pass). Also Apr 2. Festival runs until Apr 9. ● ● 9:00: Skule Music. In Concert. Hart House, Arbor Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978- 2452. Free. Saturday April 2 ● ● 2:00: Toronto Northern Lights Chorus. Genius of Music. Barbershop choral music. Guest: Toronto All-Star Big Band. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-866- 744-7467. -; (st); free(student ticket with purchase of adult ticket); free(under 3). Also 7:30. ● ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Alligator Pie. Abigail Richardson-Schulte: Alligator Pie. Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Dennis Lee, poet; Kevin Frank, narrator; Earl Lee, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .50-.75. Also at 4:00. ● ● 4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus/Cawthra Park Chamber Choir. Good Vibrations. Michel Ross and Alex Wang, piano; Elise Bradley and Bob Anderson, conductors. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). ● ● 4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Alligator Pie. Abigail Richardson-Schulte: Alligator Pie. Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Dennis Lee, poet; Kevin Frank, narrator; Earl Lee, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .50-.75. Also at 2:00. ● ● 4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: New Beginnings. Laura Fernandez, vocals; Don Naduriak, piano; Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo, drum. 140 Wineva Ave. 416- 691-8082. Freewill offering. ● ● 7:00: Aga Khan Museum/Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto. Raags of the Gharana Tradition. Evening Raags with Anupama Bhagwat and Waseem Ahmed Khan. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. and up; (members). Two-concert pkg avail. Also Apr 3(mat). ● ● 7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. When Daffodils Begin to Peer. Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda Op.26 No.1; Six Songs of Early Canada (arr. Patriquin); Halley: Love Songs for Springtime; Shearing: Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare. Henry Renglich, conductor. Guests: Unionville Montessori School Appassionata Singers. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-769-9271. . ● ● 7:30: Music On The Donway. Retro Ramblers Quartet. Music of the 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond. Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway W. 416-444-8444. ; free(under 13). ● ● 7:30: Opera by Request. Weber’s Abu Hassan and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. Semistaged with piano accompaniment. Henry Irwin, baritone (Abu Hassan); Michele Danese, soprano (Fatima); Steven Henrikson, baritone (Omar); Deena Nicklefork, soprano (Judith); Larry Tozer, baritone (Bluebeard); Gregory Finney, stage director; William Shookhoff, piano/conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ● ● 7:30: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Piaf Encore. La Vie en Rose, I Love Paris, Rien de rien, Pauvre Jean, Milord and other songs. Pandora Topp, vocals (Piaf); Kerry Stratton, conductor. The Extension Room, 30 Eastern Ave. 647-352-7041. . ● ● 7:30: Toronto Northern Lights Chorus. Genius of Music. See 2:00. ● ● 7:30: York University Department of Music. York U Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Apr 1. ● ● 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Erwin Schulhoff. See Apr 1. ● ● 8:00: Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir. Spring Serenade. Gjeilo: Sunrise Mass; other works. First United Church (Port Credit), 151 Lakeshore Rd W., Mississauga. 905-278-3714. ; (child). ● ● 8:00: Nagata Shachu with TorQ. In Concert. Japanese, Western and world percussion. TorQ: Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake, and Daniel Morphy; Kiyoshi Nagata, music director. Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. /(adv); (sr/st). ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Spring. Copland: Appalachian Spring; Debussy: Danse sacrée et profane; Dvořák: Symphony No.6. Erica Goodman, harp; Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ● ● 8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Shakespeare in Love: Romeo and Juliet. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 429-0007. ; (sr); (st); (child). ● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Bach Goldberg Variations. See Mar 31; Also Apr 3(mat), 5(George Weston Recital Hall). ● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. National Arts Centre Orchestra. R. Strauss: Don Juan; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 K466; Sokolović: Ringelspiel; R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration. Gabriela Montero, piano; National Arts Centre Orchestra, guest orchestra; Alexander Shelley, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75-8. ● ● 8:00: Toy Piano Composers/Bicycle Opera Project. TPC Curiosity Festival: Travelogue. See Apr 1. Festival runs until Apr 9. ● ● 8:00: Univox Choir. Everything Beautiful. Tahirih Vejdani, conductor. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-463- 2179. /20 (sr, st, adv). DENIS MASTROMONACO MUSIC DIRECTOR & C O N D U C T O R MSOMasterwks Sunday April 3 ● ● 12:30: Harmonia Hungarica. Spring Concert. Works by Aichinger, Lassus, Brahms, Bartók, Kodály and others. Katalin Végh, conductor. First Hungarian Presbyterian Church, 439 Vaughan Road. 416-971-9754. Freewill offering. ● ● 1:30: Payadora Tango Duo. In Concert. Music of Buenos Aires exploring the past and present of Argentinian Tango. Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd. 416-686-6809. (family); ; (sr/child/artist). ● ● 2:30: Opera in Concert/Voicebox. Isis and Osiris: Gods of Egypt. See Apr 1 (8:00). ● ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Heart Songs. Corlis: Heart Songs of the White Wampum; Beethoven: Choral Fantasy; and other works. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Women’s Chamber Choir; Men’s Chorus; Beverley Johnston, marimba; Hilary Apfelstadt, Elaine Choi, Tracy Wong and Mark Ramsay, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ● ● 3:00: Aga Khan Museum/Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto. Raags of the Gharana Tradition. Afternoon Raags with Ramesh Mishra and Devaki Pandit. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646- 4677. and up; (members). Two-concert pkg avail. Also Apr 2(eve). ● ● 3:00: Florivox. Shadows and Light. Gillian Stecyk, conductor. Grace Church on-the- Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. /20 (sr, st, adv). Spring Serenade ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DAVID AMBROSE Saturday, April 2, 2016 / 8:00 pm / First United Church, Port Credit Music inspired by the season of beginnings and rebirth featuring the stunning Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo with string ensemble. COPLAND Appalachian Spring DEBUSSY Danse sacrée et profane DVORÁK Symphony No. 6 Tickets: info@mississaugafestivalchoir.com and at the door f themississaugafestivalchoir.com l mfchoir / mfchoir.com thewholenote.com March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 | 41

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