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Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016

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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.

Flute Street Toronto’s

Flute Street Toronto’s Professional Flute Choir A. Concerts in the GTA presents A FAMILY VISIT All the members of the Modern Flute Family in Concert! Sunday, June 5, 4pm ●●4:00: Flute Street. In Concert. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in d; Matthew King: Sinfonia for Nine Piccolos; duet for contrabass and sub contrabass flutes; and other works. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416- 462-9498. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). ●●7:00: Amadeus Choir. Serenade to Music. Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music; Schubert: To Music; Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia; Howells: Hymn for St. Cecilia; three English madrigals (Morley: All ye who music love; Gibbons: The Silver Swan; Bennett: All creatures now). Lydia Adams, conductor; Shawn Grenke, organist. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (under 30); (st). ●●7:00: 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. Holy Trinity Croatian Catholic Church, 2110 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville. 905-337-8646. ; (under 14). Also — MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING — May 29(Etobicoke). ●●8:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld: Elsten Torres with Amanda Martinez. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. /(adv). Lulaworld Festival runs June 1 to 11. ●●8:00: Resa’s Pieces String Ensemble. Sixth Gala Concert. Lennon and McCartney: Eleanor Rigby; Kyriakou: Dancing with the Tzars; Mozart: Overture to the Magic Flute; and other works. Ian Medley, conductor. Guest: Resa’s Pieces Symphony Orchestra. Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Ave. 416-765-1818. . Monday June 6 ●●12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays: Echoes of Bach. Bach: The Art of the Fugue (excerpts); Smallman: Baroquial Suite; Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis (excerpts). Reverb Brass. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521. PWYC. Tuesday June 7 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Ellen Meyer Duo (piano & oboe). Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●8:00: Columbus Performing Arts Council. La Grande Guerra. Michele Mangani: Fruilan arrangements (Canadian premiere); Va, Pensiero; and other works. Columbus Concert Band; Columbus Belle Voci; Livio Leonardelli and Paolo Busato, conductors; Annamaria Mazzaferro, assistant conductor. Villa Colombo, Sala Caboto, 40 Playfair Ave. 647- 267-9040. . ●●8:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld: Kafinal and Elaine Lil’ Bit Shepherd. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. /(adv). Lulaworld Festival runs June 1 to 11. ●●8:00: Resa’s Pieces Concert Band. 17th Gala Concert. Holst: Jupiter (from The Planets); Higgins: Broadway Spectacular!; Bernstein: West Side Story; Kennedy: Chandler Point Suite. Resa’s Pieces Singers; Resa’s Pieces String Ensemble; Resa Kochberg, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-765-1818. . Audience participation. Ask LUDWIG! 16th century English madrigals, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Howells, Britten, Freedman, and charming English folk song arrangements by Willcocks — featuring Shawn Grenke, organist. SUNDAY, JUNE 5 TH AT 7:00PM EGLINTON ST. GEORGES UNITED CHURCH, 35 LYTTON BLVD., TORONTO TICKETS: , /under 30, /sr, /st 416-446-0188 Tired of searching these listings pencil in hand? Find what you like online at Ask-Ludwig 50 | May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016

B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Belleville, Brantford, Brighton, Campbellford, Collingwood, Dundas, Grimsby, Guelph, Haliburton, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, Leith, London, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orillia, Owen Sound, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stoney Creek, Waterloo. Sunday May 1 ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Pops 4: ‘S Wonderful, ‘S Marvellous! Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris; Overture to Girl Crazy. Stewart Goodyear, piano (Artist-in-Residence); Michael Vanhevel, vocals; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855- 515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (st); (child); (eyeGO). ●●3:00: Melos Choir and Period Instruments/H’art School of Smiles. Music with H’art. Pachelbel: Canon; works by Palestrina, Praetorius, Josquin, Bach and Telemann. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-767-7245. /(adv); (st/sr); (child). Tuesday May 3 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Till Fellner, Piano. Schumann: Papillons Op.2; Fantasie in C Op.17; Berio: Cinque Variazioni; Beethoven: Sonata No.13 Op.27 No.1 Quasi una fantasia. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 886-1673. ; (st). Wednesday May 4 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Stars of the Barrie Music Festival. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Collectif9. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. -. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Evolution. Handel: Sinfonia from Act I of Giulio Cesare; Corelli: Concert Grosso, Op.6 No.8 in g, Christmas Concerto; J.C. Bach: Sinfonia Concertante; Haydn: Symphony No.22 in E-flat “The Philosopher”; Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor; Bénédicte Lauzière, violin; John Helmers, cello; James Mason, oboe; Ian Hopkin, bassoon. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-745-4711. . Also May 6(Guelph) and May 7(Cambridge). Friday May 6 ●●7:30: A La Mode Vocal Ensemble. All You Need is Love. Can’t Sleep Love; Run To You; Chandelier; I Open My Mouth (gospel); Stars. Emily Taub, conductor. Guests: Oreo. Westdale Reformed Church, 201 Paradise Rd. N., Hamilton. 289-682-0385. ; (st). ●●7:30: Centre in the Square. Shen Yun. Chinese music and dance. 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 1-855-416-1800. .50-9.50. ●●8:00: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. 3rd Annual Spring into Music: @Stratus #PianoParty. Selections from Tracing Light, House of Many Rooms. Peter Bence, piano; Laila Biali Trio. Stratus Vineyards, 2059 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagaraon-the-Lake. 289-868-9177. –. Includes glass of wine. Festival runs May 6 and 7. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Evolution. Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean St., Guelph. See May 4(Waterloo). Also May 7(Cambridge). Saturday May 7 ●●1:00: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. 3rd Annual Spring into Music: @ Stratus #PianoParty. Works by Chopin. Tony Yike Yang, piano. Stratus Vineyards, 2059 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake. 289-868- 9177. –. Includes glass of wine. Festival runs May 6 and 7. ●●5:00: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. 3rd Annual Spring into Music: @Stratus #PianoParty. Selections from album Diversity. Canadian solo debut of Quincy Jones’ piano protégée Emily Bear. Stratus Vineyards, 2059 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake. 289-868-9177. – . Includes glass of wine. Festival runs May 6 and 7. ●●7:00: Womenchant. In Concert. Works by Jeff Hale, Eric Whitacre, Pete Seeger. Guests: The Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo-Wellington; Laura Thomas, choir director. Trinity United Church (Grimsby), 100 Main St., Grimbsy. 905-945-2249. , free(under 12). ●●7:30: Barrie Concerts. Toronto Concert Orchestra and Thomas Torok, Piano. Saint- Saëns: African Fantasy; Piano Concerto No.3. Kerry Stratton, conductor. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705- 726-1181. ; free to new subscribers of 2016/17 season. ●●7:30: Chorus Hamilton. Operatic Choruses. Works by Purcell, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Bizet, Humperdinck, and others. Tora Klassen, soprano; Morgan Traynor, mezzo; Jason Ragan, tenor; Erika Reiman, piano; David Holler, direction. St. Paul’s United Church (Dundas), 29 Park St. W., Dundas. 905-526-7938. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. Carmina Burana. Orff. Guests: TorQ Percussion Ensemble; Karin di Bella and Lynne Honsberger, pianos; Choralis Camerata; Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 1-855-515-0722 or 905-688-0722. ; (sr); (st); (under 30), (child). 6:30: Pre-concert chat. ●●7:30: Grand Philharmonic Chamber Choir. The Spirit Sings. Rachmaninoff: Vespers (excerpts); Hatzis: De Angelis; Tavener: Svyati. Ben Bolt-Martin, cello; Grand Philharmonic Choir; Mark Vuorinen, conductor. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 54 Benton St., Kitchener. 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265- 8977. From . ●●7:30: Haliburton Concert Series. Back to Back with Richard and Lauren Margison. Classical, opera, music theatre, folk, pop and jazz music. Richard Margison, tenor; Lauren Margison, soprano; Jérémie Pelletier, piano. Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, 5358 County Rd. 21, Haliburton. 705-457- 3272. (3 concert series). ●●7:30: Orchestra Kingston. In Concert. Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville; Burge: Concerto for 4 Violins; and other works. Guests: Canta Arya. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-634-9312. /(adv). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Evolution. Central Presbyterian Church (Cambridge), 7 Queens Sq., Cambridge. 519- 745-4711. . See May 4(Waterloo). Sunday May 8 ●●2:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Few and Fewer: In Concert. Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen; Puccini: Morire; Saint-Saëns: Sonata in d Op.75; Gershwin: Three Preludes; Monk: ’Round Midnight. Mark Fewer, violin; Guy Few, trumpet; Stephanie Maria, piano. Leith Church, 419134 Tom Thomson Ln., Leith. 519- 371-2833. ; (under 18). ●●2:30: Quinte Symphony Orchestra. Pictures at an Exhibition and More. Poulenc: Gloria; Baker: Clarinet Concerto; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Michael Lyons, clarinet; Quinte Symphony Orchestra; Bridge Street United Church Choir; Northumberland Orchestra & Choir. Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge St. E., Belleville. 416-807- 3969. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. National Trio. Mendelssohn: Trio No.1 in d Op.49; Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Op.11; Brahms: Trio No.2 in C Op.87. Heidi Wall, piano; Corey Gemmel, violin; Wolf Tormann, cello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Monday May 9 ●●6:00: Mahtay Café. Fawn Fritzen Celebrates Release of Pairings. 241 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-685-4040. /(adv). Wednesday May 11 ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Ben Smith, piano. Works by Beethoven and Schubert. Grace United Church (Barrie), 350 Grove St. E., Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. 3:30: tea and cookies . Thursday May 12 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Irina Muresanu, solo violin. Prokofiev: Sonata for Solo Violin Op.115 - Moderato (1st mvmt); Enescu: Two Airs in Romanian Folk Style; Flynn: Tar Eis an Caoineadh; Paganini: Caprice No.24; Kreisler: Recitativo and Scherzo Op.6; Bach: Ciaccona; and music of the Middle East, Far East and the Americas. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Friday May 13 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. KWS By Request. Music from stage, screen and concert hall chosen by audience. Lucas Waldin, conductor; Laura Larson, vocalist; Guests: Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus; Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir; Carousel Dance Company. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711. and up. Complete online survey by June 1 for audience choice pieces. Also May 14 at 2:30 and 8:00. Saturday May 14 ●●2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. KWS By Request. See May 13 (8:00). Also 8:00. ●●7:30: ChoralWorks Chamber Choir. A ChoralWorks Tapestry. Fauré: Requiem; medley from Les Misérables; and other works. ChoralWorks Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra with organ and piano; Brian Rae, conductor. Trinity United Church (Collingwood), 140 Maple St., Collingwood. 705-888- 4454. ; free(under 12). ●●7:30: Georgian Bay Symphony. Piano and Symphony. Sibelius: Finlandia; Grieg: Piano Concerto in a; Schumann: Symphony No.4 in d. Lisa Tahara, piano; François Koh, conductor. OSCVI Regional Auditorium, 1550 8th St. E., Owen Sound. 519-372-0212. ; (sr); (st); (z-seats). ●●7:30: John Laing Singers. Energy and Introspection. Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Dearden: Crux (world premiere); works by Fauré, Elgar and others. Kristan Toczko, harp. St. Paul’s United Church (Dundas), 29 Park St. W., Dundas. 905-628-5238. ; (sr); (st); free(under 12). ●●7:30: Peterborough Singers. Bach: St. John Passion. Leslie Fagan and Jennifer Enns Modolo, sopranos; Adam Bishop, tenor; Michael Adair and Matthew Cassils, basses; Talisker Players; Ian Sadler, organ; Sydney Birrell, conductor. George Street United Church, 534 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-745-1820. ; (st); (under 30). ●●7:30: Pianofest. In Concert. Works by Brahms, Moszkowski, Liszt, Vierne, Rachmaninoff. Julie Choi, Rudin Lengo, Todd Yaniw and Benjamin Smith, piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; (st); free(2016/17 subscribers to Barrie Concerts or Georgian Music). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. KWS By Request. See May 13 (8:00). Sunday May 15 ●●2:30: Guelph Chamber Choir. Songfest 2016: Cathedral Classics. Vaughan Williams: Mass in g; Parry: I was Glad When They Said Unto Me; Rutter: For the Beauty of the Earth. Chris Dawes, organ; Gerald Neufeld, conductor; guest choirs from the community. St. George’s Anglican Church (Guelph), 99 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000 or 1-877-520-2408. ; (st/under 30); (eyeGO/under 14). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Freude - Joy! A Choral Spectacular. Goodyear: Newly commissioned work (world premiere); Beethoven: Choral Fantasy; Symphony No.9 “Choral”. Stewart Goodyear, piano; Jennifer Taverner, soprano; Michèle Syd Birrell & the 100 Voices of the St. John Passion Featuring Leslie Fagan, Jennifer Enns Modolo, Adam Bishop, Michael Adair, Matthew Cassils & the Talisker Players Sat., May 14 • 7:30 p.m. George Street United Church 534 George St. N., Peterborough May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 | 51

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