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Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016

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  • Toronto
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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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●●3:00: York Chamber Ensemble. Back to Bach. Bach: Magnificat; Suite No.3; Ich habe genug; Komm, Jesu, komm. Trinity Festival Chorus; Tapestry Chamber Choir. All Saints’ Anglican Church (King City), 12935 Keele St., King City. 905-833-5432. ; (sr/st). Also May 14(eve; Aurora). ●●3:30: Junction Trio. Pots ‘n’ Pans Season Finale! Guest: Lucas Tensen, cello; other guests; Junction Trio (Jamie Thompson, flute; Ivana Popovic, violin; Raphael Weinroth- Browne, cello). St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. PWYC. Refreshments. ●●4:00: Canadian Croatian Choral Society. Preko Polja i Planina / From Fields and Highlands. Sacred, folk and contemporary repertoire in English, French, Croatian, Italian, German and Japanese. Edward J. Mavrinac, artistic director. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-234-9994. ; (under 14). Also Jun 5(Oakville). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: St. Phillip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers: Eliana Cuevas Quartet. Eliana Cuevas, vocals; Jeremy Ledbetter, piano; George Koller, bass; Mark Kelso, drums. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:00: Toronto Singing Studio. Made in Canada, eh? Popular and folk songs by Canadian songwriters. Vivace Vox; Celebration Choir; Vocal Mosaic; Linda Eyman, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-455-9238. ; (sr/ st). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Rob Piltch, violin; Neil Swainson, piano; Brian Barlow, drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920- 5211. Free. Donations welcome. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Karolina Kubálek, piano. Works by Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Chopin. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481-7294. ; (st). ●●7:00: North Toronto Community Band. Spring Rhythms. Keli Schmidt, mallets percussion; Cindy Sloane, vocals; Danny Wilks, conductor. Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Ave. 416-481-1978. ; free(10 and under). Silent auction, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, tea/coffee and dessert. ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Those Great Composers. Works for men’s voices by Beethoven, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Grieg, and others. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-761-7776. /(adv); (sr/st)/(sr/st - adv). ●●8:00: Lula Lounge/Small World Music Centre. Mekaal Hassan and Haniya Aslam. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. /(adv). ●●8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. The Fairy Queen. A contemporary take on Purcell’s piece. Juliet Beckwith, Vania Chan, Charlotte Knight and Janelle Lapalme, sopranos; baroque ensemble; Larry Beckwith, violin/artistic director; Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, director/choreographer; and others. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 416-410-4561. ; (sr); (30 and under). Also May 27, 28. 7:15: Pre-performance chat. A. Concerts in the GTA The Fairy Queen By Henry Purcell The Arts & Letters Club 27-29 May 416.410.4561 Monday May 30 ●●12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays: Ashes of Soldiers. Eatock: Ashes of Soldiers; works by Mahler and Vaughan Williams. Michael Westwood, clarinet; Kripa Nageshwar, soprano; Chad Heltzel, piano. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521. PWYC. ●●7:00: Toronto Chamber Players. Pirate Ship Series: Concert 1. Schubert: Cello Quintet; Arensky: Cello Quartet; selection of cello duos. VC2 (Amahl Arulanandam and Bryan Holt, cellos); Marcus Scholtes and Sharon Lee, violins. Pirate Life, Avenue of the Island, Centre Island. 416-828-5647. PWYC. Outdoor venue, weather permitting. ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. Schubert’s Answer to Beethoven. Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Op.20; Schubert: Octet in F D803. Jonathan Krehm, clarinet; Kristin Day, bassoon; Roslyn Black, horn; Csaba Koczó, violin; Sonia Shklarov, violin; Yosef Tamir, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello; Nick Davis, bass. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416- 822-0613. . Tuesday May 31 ●●12:00 noon: Members of the Arts and Science Community and Guests. Performing Arts for Haiti. Including works by Mozart and Vaughan Williams; also jazz, dance and drama. Sam Broverman, vocalist; David Roth, baritone; Catherine Sulem, violin; Donald Boere, oboe; Jannie Chien, voice/guitar. Hart House, Music Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416- 977-3637. PWYC. Proceeds will go to Doctors without Borders. Tax receipts available for donations of or more. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Sophia Anna Szokolay, violin; Gergely Szokolay, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241- 1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:30: City Choir. Freedom Is a Voice. Arrangements of popular songs. Bobby McFerrin: Freedom Is a Voice; and other works. St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 188 Carlton St. 416-267-2741. PWYC. ●●7:30: Westwood Concerts. Ashes of Soldiers. Music by Vaughan Williams, Mahler, Eatock and others. Kripa Nageshwar, soprano; Michael Westwood, clarinet; Chad Heltzel, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 888-316-2416. /(adv). ●●8:00: Resa’s Pieces Singers. Third Gala Concert. The Four Seasons: choral highlights from Jersey Boys (arr. Mark Brymer); Simon: Bridge Over Troubled Water; Lennon and McCartney: Hello Goodbye; and others. Robert Graham, conductor. Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Ave. 416-765-1818. . Wednesday June 1 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. John Palmer, Organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre/Toronto Blues Society. Lulaworld Opening Night Party: Yoser Rodriguez, bass. CD launch. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. Free(before 8pm); /(adv)(after 8pm). Lulaworld Festival runs June 1 to 11. ●●8:00: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wednesday Concert Series. Flamenco Show. Dino Toledo, guitar; Makeda Benitez, flamenco dancer. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. No cover. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé. Granados: Intermezzo (from Goyescas); Nielsen: Violin Concerto; Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé. Pekka Kuusisto, violin; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Juanjo Mena, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also June 2. ●●9:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre/Toronto Blues Society. Lulaworld Opening Night Party: Laura Cole, vocals. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). Lulaworld Festival runs June 1 to 11. ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre/ Toronto Blues Society. Lulaworld Opening Night Party: Cécile Doo-Kingué, guitar/vocals. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. /(adv). Lulaworld Festival runs June 1 to 11. Thursday June 2 ●●June 02 12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. In Concert: Classics and Jazz. John Edward Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910. . Includes coffee and snack. Also May 5. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Christina Stelmacovich, mezzo; Andrew Ager, piano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331 x26. Free. ●●8:00: Array Music. Array Session #39. An evening of improvisation by some of Toronto’s finest musicians along with their friends and guests. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416- 532-3019. Free/PWYC. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé. Granados: Intermezzo (from Goyescas); Nielsen: Violin Concerto; Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé. Pekka Kuusisto, violin; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Juanjo Mena, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also June 1. ●●10:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre/Baila Boogaloo. Lulaworld: Los Poetas and Fito Blanko. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416- 588-0307. . Lulaworld Festival runs June 1 to 11. Friday June 3 ●●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. ●●1:30: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. The Sword in the Schoolyard. Burry (world premiere). Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-238-2453. ; (sr/st). School group matinee. Public performances: 7:00; Jun 4, 5(mat). ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Recital. Sarah Svendson, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416- 961-8116. Free, retiring collection. 3in the 6ix chamber music concerts 5TET shostakovich schumann piano quintets June 3 www.3inthe6ix.com ●●7:00: 3-in-the-6ix. 5tet. Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op.57; Schumann: Piano Quintet Op.44. Rebecca MacLeod, violin; Tanya Charles, violin; Ivan Ivanovich, viola; Sarah Steeves, cello; Talisa Blackman, piano. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-578-6993. /(adv); (st/arts workers); (under 18). ●●7:00: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. The Sword in the Schoolyard. Burry (world premiere). Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-238-2453. ; (sr/st). 1:30: School group matinee. Public performances also Jun 4, 5(mat). ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld: Gabriel Palatchi Trio. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. Free(before 8pm); (after 8pm); Free(ladies before 10pm). Includes admission to 10:30 set. Lulaworld Festival runs June 1 to 11. ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre/Havana Club. Lulaworld: Charangón Del Norte. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv); Free(ladies before 10pm). Lulaworld Festival runs June 1 to 11. Saturday June 4 ●●2:30: Bel Canto Singers. A 90th Birthday Celebration. Music in honour of our Queen’s birthday. Linda Meyer, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, piano. St. Mark’s United Church, 201 Centre St. S., Whitby. 416-286-8260. . Also 7:30. ●●6:30: Ermanno Mauro Annual Master Class Gala and Concert. Stelle Nascenti. Popular operatic arias. Ermanno Mauro, 48 | May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

tenor; Canadian opera singers mentored by Mauro; Nicole Bellamy, piano. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 647-267- 9040. 5. ●●7:00: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. The Sword in the Schoolyard. Burry (world premiere). Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-238-2453. ; (sr/st). Also Jun 3, 5(mat). ●●7:30: Aradia Baroque Ensemble. Concert for a Mad King. Handel: opera arias; Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King. Stacie Dunlop, soprano; Vincent Ranallo, baritone; Guest: Ensemble Paramirabo. The Music Gallery, 197 John St. 647-960-6650. ; (sr/ under 30). June 4th 7:30pm A PROM FOR PRIDE www.ccorchestra.org ●●7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra. A Prom for Pride: Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance; Love Theme from The Godfather; music from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Guest conductor: Keith Reid. St. Luke’s United Church, 353 Sherbourne St. 647-977-6058. /(adv); (st). ●●7:30: Bel Canto Singers. A 90th Birthday Celebration. Music in honour of our Queen’s birthday. Linda Meyer, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, piano. St. Mark’s United Church, 201 Centre St. S., Whitby. 416-286-8260. . Also 2:30. ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Cherished Opera: Favourite Arias and Choruses. Verdi: Va pensiero from Nabucco; Coro di zingari (Anvil chorus) from Il Trovatore; Brindisi Libiamo ne’ lieti calici from La Traviata; Offenbach: Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour from Tales of Hoffmann; Mozart: Voyagers’ Chorus from Idomeneo. Andrea Naccarato, soprano; Erin Ronningen, alto; Lance Keizer, tenor; Lawrence Shirkie, baritone. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-769-9271. . ●●7:30: Jubilate Singers. Birds. Nina Soyfer: Birds and Waterflows (world premiere); and works by Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Irving Berlin, and Chatman. St. Simon-the- Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416- 223-7690. ; (sr/st); free(under 13). ●●7:30: Opera by Request/Annex Singers. Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. Catharin Carew, mezzo (Dido); Jami-Lynn Gubbe, soprano (Belinda); Austin Larusson, baritone (Aeneas); Jennifer Routhier, mezzo (Sorceress); Nicole Hulme, soprano and Amanda Ironside, mezzo (witches); and others; William Shookhoff, conductor/piano; Maria Case, conductor (Annex Singers). St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416-455-2365. . Stephen Satory plays Debussy, Chopin and Beethoven Saturday, June 4 at 8 p.m. at Heliconian Hall 35 Hazelton Avenue , seniors, students ●●8:00: Heliconian Hall. Stephen Satory: In Recital. Works by Debussy, Chopin and Beethoven. 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: North York Concert Orchestra. Scary Night. Works by Herrmann, Mussorgsky, Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz, Dukas and Mozart. Rafael Luz, conductor. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 416- 628-9195. ; (sr) (st). ●●8:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. East Meet West. Guests: Autorickshaw. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-978-8849. ; (sr/under 35); (st). Jubilate singers Birds World Premiere of Birds & WATEr FLOWs by NiNa SOYFEr MENDELSSOHN VaugH a N WiLLiaMS i r V i N g BEr L i N CHaTMa N ... Saturday June 4, 7:30 pm St. Simon-the-Apostle Church jubilatesingers.ca ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu with Jiro Murayama. In Concert. Featuring new works and traditional festival pieces. Jiro Murayama, shinobue (bamboo flute); Kiyoshi Nagata, music director. Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (sr/st). ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld: José Conda y Ola Fresca. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). Lulaworld Festival runs June 1 to 11. 2015 / 2016 Presents Saturday, June 4, 2016 ~ 8:00 p.m. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto www.orianachoir.com Featuring Autorickshaw Sunday June 5 ●●2:00: Scarborough Sunday Concert Series. Mary Lou Malicdem and the Juan Tomas Band. A tribute to light jazz, classic rock and solo flamenco guitar. Wave; Oh Lady Be Good; Hotel California; Farruca; Cabaret. Marylou Malicdem, vocals; Juan Tomas, guitar; Abbey Leon Scholzberg, bass; Steve Farrugia, drums; Lorne Hendel and Alex Mertens, rhythm guitar. Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Scarborough. 416-396-7766 or 647-609-8291. Free. ●●2:30: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. The Sword in the Schoolyard. Burry (world premiere). Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-238-2453. ; (sr/st). Also Jun 3, 4. ●●3:00: Penthelia Singers. In the Kitchen. Traditional sea shanties, Acadian reels and modern Canadian classics. Alice Malach, conductor. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 647-248-5079. ; pay your age(12 and under). ●●3:00: Tudor Consort. Song of Solomon. Works by Byrd, Lassus, Guerrero, Ceballos and Monteverdi. Tudor Consort and soloists. Leaskdale Historic Church, 11850 Regional Rd. 1, Leaskdale. 705-357-2459. Admission by donation. In support of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario. ●●3:30: Young Voices Toronto. Colour Me Spring. ZARI Georgian Folk Ensemble; Andy Morris, percussion, Tracy Wong and Brenda O’Connor, conductors; Sheldon Rose, accompaniment. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-762-0657. ; (sr/st). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Transcriptions. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531- 7955. Free. Tickets available through our website or 416-978-8849 uofttix.ca Adults: Seniors/Under 35: Students: info@orianachoir.com thewholenote.com May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 | 49

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