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Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016

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  • Toronto
  • Jazz
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INSIDE: The Canaries Are Here! 116 choirs to choose from, so take the plunge! The Nylons hit the road after one last SING! Fling. Jazz writer Steve Wallace wonders "Watts Goode" rather than "what's new?" Paul Ennis has the musical picks of the HotDocs crop. David Jaeger's CBC Radio continues golden for a little while yet. Douglas McNabney is Music's Child. Leipzig meets Damascus in Alison Mackay's fertile imagination. And "C" is for KRONOS in Wende Bartley's koverage of the third annual 21C Festival. All this and as usual much much more. Enjoy.

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●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Katrina Ten Years On: Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Also at 4:00. ●●8:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Happy Together. Gala Concert. East York Barbershoppers. Guest: Main Street Quartet. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 694-6900. . ●●8:00: St. Jude’s Church. Celebration of the Arts: St. Jude’s Choir In Concert. Featuring Haydn’s Little Organ Mass and other choral works of the great masters. St. Jude’s Senior Choir; Simon Walker, director of music. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844-3972. . ●●8:30: Cadillac Lounge. Sarah McCoy’s Toronto Debut. 1296 Queen St. W. 416-536- 7717. . Sunday May 15 ●●1:00: Haley Marie. An Evening in Paris. Debussy: Six Epigraphes sur Bilitis (excerpts); Widor: Suite for Flute and Piano Op.34 (excerpts); Fauré: Fantaisie; Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera; Saint- Saëns: Romance; Satie: Trois gymnopédies (excerpts). Haley Marie, flute. Hart House, Debates Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 647-892- 8251. PWYC. ●●1:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Trip the Light Fantastic. A cappella and dance. Dancemakers Studio, Distillery Historic District, 9 Trinity St. 1-866-908- 9090. (weekend pass); (day pass); (concert/workshop). A. Concerts in the GTA ●●2:00: Caledon Concert Band. Heroes from Fantasy and History. Guardians of the Galaxy; Star Trek Into Darkness; Dr. Who; Olympic Fanfare; Pirates of the Caribbean. Caledon East Community Complex, 6215 Old Church Rd., Caledon East. 416-276-7852. ; (sr/ st); free(under13). Fan costume contest; refreshments. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. See May 4. ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Mediterranean Cruise: Music of France, Spain and Italy. Lalo: Symphonie espagnole; M. Goulet: TORONTO CLASSICAL SINGERS presents Giacomo Puccini Soloists: Lesley Bouza, soprano Danielle MacMillan, mezzo soprano Christopher Mayell, tenor Michael Nyby, baritone Sunday May 15, 2016 at 4 pm Christ Church Deer Park 1570 Yonge Street, at Heath St. W. www.torontoclassicalsingers.ca The Rainbows MESSA DI GLORIA, AND MUSIC FROM THE WORLD OF OPERA The Talisker Players Orchestra Jurgen Petrenko, conductor Tickets Adult; Senior/Student Chocolats symphoniques; Stravinsky: Berceuse; Finale (from L’Oiseau de feu); Granados: Intermezzo (from Goyescas); Donizetti: Norina’s Aria (from Don Pasquale). Guests: Irina Muresanu, violin; Clodagh Green, soprano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 888-489-7784. ; (sr); (st/child). Also May 14(eve). ●●3:00: Maria Dolnycky. Idyllic Spring: A Musical Journey to Eastern Europe. Works by Lysenko, Petrovics, Bartók, Kolodub, Dvořák and others. Izabella Budai, flute; Maria Dolnycky, piano. Hart House, East Common Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-621-9287. ; (st/child). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Shostakovich Symphony 13. Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 K219 “Turkish”; Shostakovich: Symphony No.13 “Babi Yar”. Julian Rachlin, violin; Petr Migunov, bass; Basses of the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Amadeus Choir; Andrey Boreyko, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. .25-0.50. Also May 13(7:30). Infinite Variety May 15 ●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. Infinite Variety. Arriaga: Theme and Variations; Haydn: Quartet in D Op.20 No.4; Schubert: Quartet in d D810 “Death and the Maiden”. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952. , (sr); (st). On period instruments. ●●3:00: Toronto Tabla Ensemble. 25 Year Anniversary Concert. Ritesh Das, artistic director. Guests: Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble. Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. . Also May 14(eve). ●●3:30: Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar. Beverly Taft Quartet. Music by Jobim, Hiltz and Taft, Kern, Lyra and others. Beverly Taft, vocals; Dave Restivo, piano; Neil Swainson, upright bass; Morgan Childs, drums. 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475. PWYC ( suggested). ●●3:30: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Sounds of Spring. Cable: McIntyre Ranch; Schreiner: Immer Kleiner; Holst (arr. Matt Johnson): First Suite in E-flat: Debussy (arr. Roy Greaves): Arabesque. Michele Jacot, solo clarinet and director. Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 647-668- 8943. ; (sr); (st/child). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals. TBC. 65 Church St. 416-364- 7865. Free. ●●4:00: St. Phillip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers: Robi Botos, Solo. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-247- 5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:00: Susan Spier/Catherine Maguire. In Recital. Works by Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Susan Spier, violin; Catherine Maguire, piano. Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main St., Unionville. 905-477-7000 (directions only). (cash at door). ●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. Puccini: Messa di Gloria; and other operatic works. Lesley Bouza, soprano; Danielle MacMillan, mezzo; Christopher Mayell, tenor; Michael Nyby, baritone; Talisker Players Orchestra; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-443-1490. ; (sr/st). ●●4:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. Chamber Program Student Concert. Works by Mendelssohn, Spohr, Ravel and others. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243/244. PWYC; donations welcomed. ●●7:00: Jazz Bistro. Brenda Lewis Jazz Trio. 42 | May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Brenda Lewis, vocals; Margaret Stowe, guitar; Rosemary Galloway, bass. 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Aga Khan Museum. Abida Parveen. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -5. ●●8:00: That Choir. Horizons. Knauf: Gloria; Memley: Ave Maria; Whitacre: Alleluia; Ray: Disney Fly Medley; Allan: Dance of the Mayflies. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-419-1756. . Monday May 16 ●●12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays: The Power of Two - Double Concertos for Flutes. Concertos by Telemann, Doppler and Zyman. Flautas del Fuego (Alhelí Pimienta and Izabella Budai, flutes); Michael Berkovsky, piano. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521. PWYC. 2, 3 AND 4 May 16 Robert Schumann Ernst von Dohnányi Sergei Prokofiev www.associates-tso.org ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 2, 3 and 4. Schumann: Fantasiestücke for cello and piano Op.73; Dohnányi: Serenade in C for string trio Op.10; Prokofiev: Sonata for two violins in C Op.56; Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Op.47. Jonathan Crow, violin; Shane Kim, violin; Theresa Rudolph, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello; Angela Park, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-282-6636. ; (sr/st). Sounds Spring SUNDAY, MAY 15 | 3:30 P.M. Featuring Red Rosey Bush and Windsong by WCC’s late Composer and Conductor Laureate Howard Cable, and Immer Kleiner by Adolf Schreiner. Church of St. Michael and All Angels 611 St. Clair Ave, W. TICKETS - at the door WYCHWOODCLARINETCHOIR.COM Tuesday May 17 ●●10:00am: 2016 WeeFestival. Nest. Works by Hanne Deneire of Theater de Spiegel (Belgium). Inez Carsauw, vocals; Astrid Bossuyt, violin. Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For children 6 mths. to 3 yrs. Also May 18, 19, 21(am/mat), 22. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Les Adieux - Moonlit Night. Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings; Ravel: Shéhérazade; and other works. Karine Boucher, soprano; Andrew Haji, tenor; artists of the COC Ensemble Studio. 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. Trio Estonia: Arvo Leibur, violin; Aare Tammesalu, cello; Norman Reintamm, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals. Alastair Williams, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. A Little Too Cozy. See May 12. Also May 18, 20, 21. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John Williams. Music from E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, and other films. Steve Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75-7. Also May 18(2:00 and 8:00). ●●8:30: Hugh’s Room. Tony Furtado. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604. /(adv). ●●9:00: Burdock. Steve Dawson. Album launch: Solid States and Loose Ends. 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033. /(adv). Wednesday May 18 ●●10:00am: 2016 WeeFestival. Nest. Works by Hanne Deneire of Theater de Spiegel (Belgium). Inez Carsauw, vocals; Astrid Bossuyt, violin. Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For children 6 mths. to 3 yrs. Also May 17, 19, 21(am/mat), 22. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: 2016 Festival Preview. Sneak preview of Toronto Summer Music Festival. Schubert: Rosamunde Quartet; Webern: Langsamer Satz with Axel Strauss and Toronto Summer Music Academy alumni Joshua Peters and Marc Labranche. Douglas McNabney, conductor. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. Free. Late seating is not available. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. William Maddox, Organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416- 922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John Williams. Music from E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, and other films. Steve Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also May 17 and 18(eves). ●●7:30: Free Times Cafe. 60’s Folk Revival - Where have all the folk songs gone. Singalong tribute to the songs of the 60’s. If I Had A Hammer; Walk Right In; Turn Turn Turn; Tom Dooley; Five Hundred Miles; and other songs. Sue Peters, vocals and guitar; Dwight Peters, vocals, guitars, piano, and accordion; Michelle Rumball, vocals; Tony Laviola, bass. 320 College St. 416-967-1078. (cover). Call for dinner reservation. ●●7:30: Toronto Choral Society. In the City: A Celebration of Toronto. Brian Finley: In the City; Eleanor Daley: In Remembrance; Jón Leif: Requiem; and a work by R. Murray Schafer. Geoffrey Butler, conductor; William O’Meara, accompanist. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-463-2179. $21. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. A Little Too Cozy. See May 12. Also May 20, 21. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John Williams. Music from E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, and other films. Steve Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also May 17 and 18(2:00). ●●9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wednesday Concert Series. Rebecca Enkin, vocals; Mark Kieswetter, piano. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. cover. Reservations recommended. Thursday May 19 ●●10:00am: 2016 WeeFestival. Nest. Works by Hanne Deneire of Theater de Spiegel (Belgium). Inez Carsauw, vocals; Astrid Bossuyt, violin. Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For children 6 mths. to 3 yrs. Also May 17, 18, 21(am/mat), 22. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Janet Obermeyer, soprano; Robert Bruce, piano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. ●●2:00: Orchardviewers. In Concert. Masterclass Players. Northern District Public Library, Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What Makes It Great?®: Dvořák Symphony 8. Rob Kapilow, conductor/host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-.75. ●●8:00: junctQín keyboard collective. Tomi Räisänen: A Portrait. Räisänen: Falls for piano six hands (world premiere); Superdodecaphonium for solo piano (world THE TORONTO CHORAL SOCIETY P R E S E N T S premiere); Balloon Work for guitar and balloons; Forged for solo guitar; Dreamgate for two toy pianos and tape. Rob MacDonald, guitar; Heidi Saario, Stephanie Chua and Joseph Ferretti, pianos; Elaine Lau, piano/toy piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-532- 1539. /(adv); (sr/st/arts worker). In the City: A Celebration of Toronto Eastminster United Church 310 Danforth Avenue (between Broadview and Chester) Tickets $21 www.torontochoralsociety.org TALES OF TWO CITIES: THE LEIPZIG-DAMASCUS COFFEE HOUSE May 19-22 Koerner Hall 416.408.0208 tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House. Multimedia event that explores the cities of Leipzig and Damascus through baroque and Arabic music. Alon Nashman, narrator; Trio Arabica: Maryem Tollar, narrator and vocals; Naghmeh Farahmand, percussion; Demetri Petsalakis, oud; Jeanne Lamon, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -9; -(sr); -(35 & under). Also May 20, 21, 22(mat), 24(George Weston). Friday May 20 ●●10:00am: 2016 WeeFestival. Hup. Original works created in association with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Starcatchers Quartet. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For 0–24 month olds and their grown-ups. Stay and play follows. Also 2:30; May 21, 22. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Conductor: Geoffrey Butler Accompanist: William O’Meara thewholenote.com May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 | 43

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