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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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proceeds in support of Cuban and Canadian student exchange. Thursday March 24 ● ● 12:00 noon: University of Guelph College of Arts. Thursday At Noon: Student Soloist Day. Goldschmidt Room, 107 MacKinnon Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free. ● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Les Choristes and Chorale Choirs: Full Circle. Von CAMERON CARPENTER B. Concerts Beyond the GTA MARCH 30 FirstOntarioPAC.ca | St. Catharines Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Rachel Mercer, Cello; Angela Park, Piano. Complete music of Mendelssohn for cello & piano. Mendelssohn: two sonatas; several short pieces. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Friday March 25 ● ● 7:30: Grand Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Bach: Mass in B Minor. Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; James Westman, baritone; Grand Philharmonic Choir; Kitchener Waterloo Symphony; Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-1570. From . Monday March 28 ● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Early Music Studio. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. Tuesday March 29 ● ● 12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation: Music@Noon. Piano & Guitar Students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550. Free. ● ● 7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. University Wind Ensemble. University and high school students join the Niagara musical community to perform original and arranged works. Zoltan Kalman, conductor. Partridge Hall, First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722. ; (eyeGO); free(current students with ID). Wednesday March 30 ● ● 7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Cameron Carpenter, Organ. Traditional and non-traditional works. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. . ● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Symphonic Band: Folk and Fantasia. Works by Giannini, Grainger, Suchan and Dello Joio. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Martin Söderberg, Piano. Soler: three sonatas in D, F-sharp and g; Albeniz: Cadiz; Mallorca; Cordoba; Granados: Spanish Dance No.5; Allegro de Concierto; Mompou: Song and Dance No.5; Infante: Variations on El Vito; and other works. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 886-1673. ; (st). Thursday March 31 ● ● 12:00 noon: University of Guelph College of Arts. Thursday At Noon: Student Soloist Day. Goldschmidt Room, 107 MacKinnon Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free. ● ● 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Queen’s Wind Ensemble. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-2050. ; (sr/st). ● ● 8:00: Zula Music & Arts Collective Hamilton. Michael Vlatkovich Quartet. Michael Vlatkovich Quartet (Michael Vlatkovich, trombone/percussion; David Mott, baritone saxophone; Jonathan Golove, electric cello; Christopher Garcia, drums/percussion); Guests: Ken Aldcroft, guitar; Mike Gennaro, drums. Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St., Hamilton. 905-522-3003. . Friday April 1 ● ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Singers: Jubliant Song. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ● ● 7:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. St. Cecilia Singers in Concert with McMaster Women’s Chorus: Voices In Splendour. St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble Concert: I Pity the Fool. Bernstein: Overture to Candide; H.O. Reed: La Fiesta Mexicana; and other works. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ● ● 8:00: University of Guelph College of Arts. Emotion and Commotion. University of Guelph Concert Winds; John Goddard, conductor. Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. ; (sr/st). Saturday April 2 ● ● 1:30: University of Guelph College of Arts. Conducting Masterclass Concert. University of Guelph Choirs. Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean St., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Price TBA. ● ● 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Joie-de-Vivre-Brazileiro! Bombolessé. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613- 530-2050. ; (faculty/staff); (st). ● ● 7:30: Oriana Singers of Northumberland. Operetta 101. Works by Lehar, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Gilbert & Sullivan. Virginia Hatfield, vocals. Trinity United Church (Cobourg), 284 Division St., Cobourg. 613- 392-7423. ; (sr); (st). ● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Symphony Orchestra. Featuring the winner of 2015 Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition. Danbee Ko, piano. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ● ● 8:00: Public Energy. Dollhouse. Coleman. Bill Coleman, dancer; Gordon Monahan, sound design/stage design; David Gaucher, set design; Pierre Lavoie, lighting. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. 705-745-1788. -. Sunday April 3 ● ● 2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Symphony Orchestra. Featuring a finalist of 2015 Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition. Rachelle Li, violin. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ● ● 2:00: Kawartha Concerts. Little Big Frog. Masks, puppetry, poetry, music and dance. Faustwork Mask Theatre. Glenn Crombie Theatre, Fleming College, 200 Albert Street S., Lindsay. 705-878-5625. ; (youth/ child). Also Mar 5(Peterborough). ● ● 2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Not Your Grandma’s Organist. Works by Bach, Chopin, Shostakovich and Carpenter. Cameron Carpenter, organ. ●●Brampton Music Theatre. Jesus Christ Superstar. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905-874-2800. , (sr/ st), (children). Opens Mar 31, 7:30pm. Runs to April 9. Days and times vary. Visit bramptonmusictheatre.com for details. ●●Canada’s Ballet Jörgen. Sleeping Beauty. Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St, Oakville. 1-888-489-7784. . Mar 18, 2:00pm and 7:00pm. ●●Canada’s Ballet Jörgen. Sleeping Beauty. Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 1-888-655- 9090. -. Opens Mar 24, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 27. Days and times vary. Visit balletjorgencanada.ca for details. ●●Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. Music by Georges Bizet. Joel Ivany, stage director; Paolo Cariganini, conductor. Opens Apr 12. 7:30pm. Runs to May 15. Days and times vary. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, C. Music Theatre 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-2050. From .50. ● ● 3:00: University of Guelph College of Arts. Chamber Music Recital. University of Guelph Chamber Ensembles; Henry Janzen, conductor. Goldschmidt Room, 107 MacKinnon Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free; donations welcome. Monday April 4 ● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Contemporary Music Studio Concert. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. Tuesday April 5 ● ● 6:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Electroacoustic Music: Student Composers Concert. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ● ● 7:00: McMaster School of the Arts. Ensemble Concerts Series. Percussion Ensemble. Robinson Memorial Theatre, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street W., Hamilton. 905-525-9140 x27671. Free. Wednesday April 6 ● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Pierre Beaudre, Classical Guitar. Works by Rodrigo, Brouwer, Villa- Lobos and Domeniconi. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Thursday April 7 ● ● 7:00: University of Guelph College of Arts. Jazz Concert. University of Guelph Jazz Ensemble; Ted Warren, conductor. Manhattan’s Pizza Bistro and Music Club, 951 Gordon St., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. cover or donation at the door. 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. These listings are sorted alphabetically BY PRESENTER. This section is still in development. We welcome your comments and suggestions to listings@thewholenote.com. CARMEN Bizet APRIL 12 to MAY 15 coc.ca 46 | March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

145 Queen St. W. -5. 416-363-8231. Visit coc.ca for details. MAOMETTO II Rossini APRIL 29 to MAY 14 coc.ca ●●Canadian Opera Company. Maometto II. Music by Gioachino Rossini. David Alden, stage director; Harry Bicket, conductor. Opens April 29. 7:30pm. Runs to May 14. Days and times vary. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. -5. 416-363-8231. Visit coc.ca for details. ●●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. Mar 15, 12:00pm. Late seating is not available. ●●Canadian Stage. Torobaka. New dance work mixing Indian kathak and Spanish flamenco. Akram Khan and Israel Galván, creators and performers. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. E. 416-368-3110. -99. Opens Mar 9, 8:00pm. Runs to Mar 12 (Mar 11 7:00pm). ●●City Centre Musical Productions. Jekyll and Hyde. Music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse, book by Leslie Bricusse. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd, Mississauga. 905-615- 4720. .50; .50(sr/st). Opens Mar 11, 8:00pm. Runs to Mar 20. Days and times vary. Visit ccmpmusic.com for details. ●●Civic Light Opera Company. Two by Two. Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Martin Charnin, book by Peter Stone. Joe Cascone, director/designer. Zion Cultural Centre, 1650 Finch Ave. E. 416-755-1717. . Opens April 6, 7:00pm. Runs to April 17. Days and times vary. Visit civiclightoperacompany.com for details. ●●FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Marie-Josée Lord and Quartango: Tangopéra. Featuring classics of opera, Bizet to Piazzolla. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. . Mar 3, 7:30pm. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Avenue Q. Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty. Seanna Kennedy, stage director. The Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747. .99-.99. Opens Mar 10, 7:30pm. Runs to April 3. Days and times vary. Visit lowerossingtontheatre. com for details. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Disney’s The Little Mermaid: A Broadway Musical. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright. Alan Kinsella, stage director. Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. 416-915- 6747. .99-.99. Opens April 2, 12:00pm. Sat 12:00/3:30pm; Sun 12:00/3:30pm to April 24. ●●Mirvish. Kinky Boots. Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, book by Harvey Fierstein. Jerry Mitchell, stage director and choreographer. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St.W. 416- 872-1212. -0. Ongoing. Tues-Sat(8pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Mirvish. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles. Music and lyrics by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St.W. 416-872- 1212. -9. Opens Mar 15, 8:00pm. Runs to Mar 20. Times vary. Visit mirvish.com for details. ●●National Ballet of Canada. La Sylphide. Music by Herman Severin Løvenskjold. Johan Kobborg, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. -5. Opens Mar 2, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 6. Times vary. Visit national.ballet.ca for details. ●●National Ballet of Canada. Cacti & Rubies & The Four Temperaments. Music by Joseph Haydn, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Andy Stein and Gustav Mahler. Alexander Ekman, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. -5. Opens Mar 9, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 13. Times vary. Visit national.ballet.ca for details. ●●National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. Music by Sergei Prokofiev. Alexei Ratmansky, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. -5. Opens Mar 16, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 20. Times vary. Visit An Original Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta Chelsea Moor Castle (or, The Contract to Marry) March 4 - 13 www.northtorontoplayers.com national.ballet.ca for details. ●●North Toronto Players. Chelsea Moor Castle. Music by Arthur Sullivan, book and lyrics by W.S.Gilbert, Barb Scheffler and Michael Harms. 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). Opens Mar 4, 8:00pm. Runs to Mar 13. Days and times vary. Visit northtorontoplayers.com for details. April 7 - 16, 2016 Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. OPER AATELIER.COM DON’T MISS TORONTO’S OPER A EVENT OF THE SEASON! ●●Opera Atelier. Lucio Silla. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Giovanni de Gamerra. Kresimir Spicer (Lucio); Inga Kalna (Cinna); Mireille Asselin (Celia); Peggy Kriha Dye (Cecillio); Meghan Lindsay (Giunia); Marshall Pynkoski, director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David VOICEBOX | Opera in Concert and the Board of Directors cordially invite you to SPRING OF SONGS A benefit concert in support the World Premiere of Isis and Osiris - Gods of Egypt by composer Peter-Anthony Togni and librettist Sharon Singer Monday, March 7, 2016 7 pm-10 pm Starring: Leigh-Ann Allen, Lucia Cesaroni, Julie Nesrallah, Michael Nyby, Christopher Wattam Pianist Narmina Afandiyeva and OIC’s Founder Stuart Hamilton, C.M. Honorary Guest Speaker Reception to follow. Ticket: early bird price at the door Concert, Reception and Cash Bar Silent Auction includes 3 works by renowned Croatian-Canadian artist Anton Cetin. Please RSVP by March 4 (Early Bird Deadline) via email : admin@operainconcert.com Gallery 345* 345 Sorauren Ave., Toronto, ON M6R 2G5 *wheelchair accessible. Please call for more details: (416) 922-2147 Fallis, conductor. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. -1; (under 30). Opens April 7, 7:30pm. Runs to April 16. Days and times vary. Visit operaatelier.com for details. ●●Opera by Request. La Traviata. Music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. 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. . Mar 4, 7:30pm. ●●Opera by Request. Così fan tutte. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. 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. . Mar 5, 7:30pm. ●●Opera by Request. Weber’s Abu Hassan and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. Music by Carl Maria von Weber and Béla Bartók, libretti by Franz Carl Hiemer and Béla Balázs. 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. . April 2, 7:30pm. CARING by Anton Cetin thewholenote.com March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016 | 47

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