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Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016

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It's combined June/July/August summer issue time with, we hope, enough between the covers to keep you dipping into it all through the coming lazy, hazy days. From Jazz Vans racing round "The Island" delivering pop-up brass breakouts at the roadside, to Bach flute ambushes strolling "The Grove, " to dozens of reasons to stay in the city. May yours be a summer where you find undiscovered musical treasures, and, better still, when, unexpectedly, the music finds you.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 57. C. 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. Starts on page 60. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 62. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 65. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from September 1 to October 7, 2016. All listings must be received by Midnight Monday August 8. LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to listings@thewholenote.com or by fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed version of this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Brampton, Centre Island, Etobicoke, Leaskdale, Markham, North York, Oakville, Scarborough, Unionville, Ward’s Island, Whitby. Wednesday June 1 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. John Palmer, Organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. ●●6:00: St. James Cathedral. Cantatas in the Cathedral. Bach: Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes BWV76. Soloists from the Cathedral Choir of St. James; Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. By donation. ●●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: Miles Nadal JCC. Community Choir 20th Annual Spring Concert. Jazz, pop, classical, world, folk and Canadian music. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924- 6211 x0. . Also Jun 2. ●●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 ●●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. ●●12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Christina Stelmacovich, mezzo; Andrew Ager, piano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. ●●7:00: Espresso Manifesto/Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Gabriele Mirabassi and Espresso Manifesto. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 416-789-7011. . Includes food and wine. ●●7:00: Swedish Women’s Educational Association Toronto. Jenny Lind Concert. Nordic songs and a variety of opera pieces. Karin Osbeck; mezzo; Matilda Lindholm, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 905-727-9837. Donations accepted. ●●7:30: Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto. Angela Turone. Original music and arrangements of jazz standards. Angela Turone, vocals and piano; Connor Walsh, bass; Robin Claxton, drums; Chris Platt, guitar. Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641. No cover ( minimum purchase). ●●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: Miles Nadal JCC. Community Choir 20th Annual Spring Concert. See Jun 1. ●●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. ●●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 The World Premiere of dean Burry’s oPera The sword in the schoolyard June 3 at 1:30 and 7 pm June 4 at 7 pm & June 5 at 2:30 pm daniels spectrum 585 Dundas St. E. Tickets - www.vivayouthsingers.com 46 | June 1, 2016 - September 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

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. ●●8:00: Show One Productions. Mamele, Mother’s Eyes: Tamara Gverdtsiteli. Yiddish songs with new orchestral arrangements; other international favourites in Georgian, Russian, French and Italian. Moscow Male Jewish Cappella; Alexander Tsaliuk, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. -0. ●●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. ●●3:00: Singing Out. Seize the Day. Broadway hits, Canadian classics and other works. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 647-382- 0502. ; (st); (child). Also 7:30. ●●6:30: Ermanno Mauro Annual Master Class Gala and Concert. Stelle Nascenti. Popular operatic arias. Ermanno Mauro, 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). Jun 3: School group matinee. Public performances 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). CANCELLED. ●●7:30: Bel Canto Singers. A 90th Birthday Celebration. See 2:30. ●●7:30: Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir. Hymn to Freedom. A benefit concert for a Syrian refugee family. Music from classical to gospel. Tony Quarrington, guitar; Malcolm Gould, percussion; Kelly Galbraith, conductor; Ellen Meyer, piano. Parkwoods United Church, 85 Parkwoods Village Dr. 416-447- 5519. . ●●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: 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. . ●●7:30: Singing Out. Seize the Day. See 3:00. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. An American in Paris. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; Four Dance Episodes (from Rodeo); John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris. Orion Weiss, piano; Andrew Grams, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 7. Also June 5(3:00). ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. The Bombadils. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-264-2235. /(adv). Wheelchair accessible; free parking. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Know the Now. Christopher Simmons, piano/composer. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Heliconian Hall. Stephen Satory: In Recital. Works by Debussy, Chopin and Beethoven. 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. ; (sr/st). ●●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). ●●8:00: North York Concert Orchestra. Scary Night. Herrmann: Psycho Suite; Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain; Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette; Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre; Berlioz: March to the Scaffold from Symphonie fantastique; and works by 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. Mitchell Pady, artistic director; Guests: Autorickshaw (Suba Sankaran, vocals; Ed Hanley, tabla; Dylan Bell, multiple instruments). Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-978-8849. ; (sr/ under 35); (st). ●●8:00: Spectrum Music. Tower of Babel. New music by the Spectrum composers evoking interpretations on the story of the Tower of Babel. Amos Hoffman, oud/guitar; Noam Lemish, piano; Peter Lutek, clarinet; Justin Gray, bass; Derek Gray, drums. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. ; sr/ st/arts worker. A pre-concert chat. ●●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. 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). Jun 3: School group matinee. Public performances also Jun 3, 4. ●●3:00: Penthelia Singers. In the Kitchen with Penthelia Singers. 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). Pre-concert for Kids: Meet the Fiddler (2:30). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. An American in Paris. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; Four Dance Episodes (from Rodeo); John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris. Orion Weiss, piano; Andrew Grams, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50- .75. Also June 4(7:30). ●●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: Cathedral Church of St. James. Choral Recital. Phoenix Boys Choir. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Transcriptions. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531- 7955. Free. Flute Street Toronto’s Professional Flute Choir 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 May 29(Etobicoke). ●●7:00: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. Last Night at the Proms. Rule Brittania; Zadok the Priest; O Canada; audience sing-along and other works. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Choir; Northdale Concert Band; Christ Church Deer Park Choir; Grace Church on-the-Hill Choir; Stephen Boda, organ; Giles Bryant, master of ceremonies. 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-925-5977. ; (sr/st); free(under 6); (family). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. foretelling (for telling): new sounds and visions. New art song and chamber music. Tyler Versluis: Five Poems (by Lindsay Mason) with artwork by Timothy Goertzen; Tze Yeung Ho: shulammite (a); Klaverkvintett. Maeve Palmer, soprano; Wesley Shen, piano; Angela Schwarzkopf, harp; thewholenote.com June 1, 2016 - September 7, 2016 | 47

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