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Volume 22 Issue 5 - February 2017

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  • February
  • Toronto
  • Symphony
  • Arts
  • Jazz
  • Musical
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In this issue: an interview with composer/vocalist Jeremy Dutcher, on his upcoming debut album and unique compositional voice; a conversation with Boston Symphony hornist James Sommerville, as as the BSO gets ready to come to his hometown; Stuart Hamilton, fondly remembered; and an inside look at Hugh’s Room, as it enters a complicated chapter in the story of its life in the complex fabric of our musical city. These and other stories, as we celebrate the past and look forward to the rest of 2016/17, the first glimpses of 2017/18, and beyond!

Bradshaw Amphitheatre,

Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First-come, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Amina Holloway, cello. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Student Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●6:00: Canadian Opera Company. Götterdämmerung. See Feb 2. Also Feb 17(6:00), 25(4:30). ●●7:00: Bassoon Out Loud. Voice of Love. Baroque to modern works. Arias with obligato bassoon; solo works for harpsichord; selections from Les Délices de la solitude. Paula Arciniega, mezzo; Paul Jenkins, harpsichord; Nadina Mackie Johnson, bassoon. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-453-7607. ; (sr/st). A. Concerts in the GTA ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. 59 Minute Soiree: A Valentines Soiree. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-742-4237. PWYC ( suggested). Refreshments, conversation with the musicians and open rehearsal to follow. Free parking; wheelchair accessible. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. World Music Concert: Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. From . Concert and post-concert soirée (). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. A Bach Tapestry. See Feb 9. Wednesday February 15 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. Dr. Dudley Oakes, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill offering. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Sax to the Max. Alex Dean, conductor/ saxophone; young artists of Humber College’s jazz program. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First-come, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Jazz Orchestra. Gordon Foote, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Jan Lisiecki Plays Schumann. John Rea: Survivance: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration; Schumann: Piano Concerto; Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Jakub Hrůša, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Feb 16. Thursday February 16 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Azaleas, Roses and Lilacs. Works by Debussy, Bizet, Rachmaninoff and Rimsky-Korsakov. Elena Tsallagova, soprano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Squeeze and Bang with Pluck! Works by Alice Ho, David Occhipinti, Alexina Louie, and others. Joseph Macerollo, accordion; Beverley Johnston, percussion; Erica Goodman, harp. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz at Midday: Andy Milne and Dapp Theory. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●1:00: Miles Nadal JCC. The Kings of Swing: A Valentine’s Day Concert. Love songs, Broadway and film standards, and other works. Eve Goldberg, vocals. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924- 6211 x0. . ●●7:30: Ken Page Memorial Trust/WholeNote Media Inc. Jim Galloway’s Wee Big JIM GALLOWAY’S WEE BIG BAND featuring international guest, Warren Vaché Thursday 16 th Feb 2017 7:30 to 10:30 pm The Garage 720 Bathurst Street Call Anne @ 416 515 0200 Band. Tributes to the music of Duke Ellington and other works. Guest: Warren Vache, cornet; Martin Loomer, conductor. The Garage, CSI Building, 720 Bathurst St. 416-515- 0200. . ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Feb 1. Also Feb 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Musicians from Marlboro. Haydn: Piano Trio in G HobXV.25; Adès: Arcadiana; Fauré: Piano Trio in D Minor Op.120; Brahms: String Quintet in G Op.111. Michelle Ross, violin; Scott St. John, violin; Emily Deans, viola; Maiya Papach, viola; Matthew Zalkind, cello; Gabriele Carcano, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Northern Songs 1. Works by Anka, Charlebois, Cohen, Cummings, Danko and others. Melanie Doane, Gregory Hoskins and other vocalists; Andrew Burashko, piano; Bryan Holt, cello; John Johnson, sax; Drew Jurecka, violin; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (arts); (under 30/st). Also Feb 18. ●●8:00: David Lidov. Paper and Keys. Presented with semiotics remarks about musical notation. Lidov: VoiceMail; J.S. Bach: Keyboard Partita No.2. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-866-2785. Admission by donation to Array Space. ●●8:00: Hart House Orchestra. From Creation to Rhapsody. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Brahms: Symphony No.1 in C Minor; Barber: Adagio for String Orchestra; Glick: Suite Hebraique No.1; E. Raum: Evolution. Benjamin Smith, piano; Henry Janzen, conductor. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416- 978-2452. Free; suggested donation . Music TORONTO Eybler Quartet DETAILS & TICKETS: amadeuschoir.com 416-446-0188 February 16 at 8 pm Special fundraiSing concert Saturday, February 18 th , 2017 at 7:00pm Jubilee united ChurCh with gueStS Shawn Grenke, piano Sharon Smith, voCalS • JaCk Gelbloom, piano Shelley miller, baSS • leiGh robinSon, drumS ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Discovery Series: Eybler Quartet. Vanhal: Quartet in C Op.6 No.3; Haydn: Quartet in B Minor Op.33 No.1; Asplmayr: Quartet in D Op.2 No.2; Beethoven: Quartet Op.18 No.3. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Jan Lisiecki Plays Schumann. R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration; Schumann: Piano 44 | February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

Concerto; Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Jakub Hrůša, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Feb 15. Friday February 17 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Jordan Klapman, jazz piano; vocalist TBA. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Voice, Tribute to Art Song. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●6:00: Canadian Opera Company. Götterdämmerung. See Feb 2. Also Feb 25(4:30). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Northern Songs 2. Works by Schafer, Peterson, Hatzis, Lizée and others. Andrew Burashko, piano; Max Christie, clarinet; Rolston Quartet; Jackie Richardson, vocals. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (arts); (under 30/st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. CD Launch: “Celestial Blue.” Mark Fewer, violin; Daniel Janke, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. /(st). Saturday February 18 ●●11:30am and 4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Disney-Pixar: Ratatouille in Concert. Sarah Hicks, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50- ; -(youth). Also at 4:00. ●●7:00: Amadeus Choir. Love Notes. Guests: Jack Gelbloom, piano; Shawn Grenke, piano; Sharon Smith, vocals; Shelley Miller, bass; Leigh Robinson, drums; Lydia Adams, conductor. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (under 30); (st). ●●7:00: Classical Context. Vocal. Ives: Hymn Tunes; Schoenberg: Vier Lieder Op.2; Debussy: Quatre chansons de jeunesse; selected songs by Canadian women composers. Jessica Goldberg and Clarisse Tonigussi, sopranos; Andrew James Clark and Andrea Van Pelt, pianos. Heron Park Baptist Church, 4260 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 284-1741. PWYC. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Feb 1. Also Feb 24(7:30); Feb 19(2:00). DANCE FEB. 18 @ 7:30 PM Living Arts Centre Mississauga ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Elvis and the Man in Black. Coleman Lemieux et Compagnie. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Così fan tutte In Concert with Piano Accompaniment. Mozart. Chantal Parent, soprano (Fiordiligi); Avery Krisman, tenor (Ferrando); Kim Sartor, mezzo (Dorabella); Austin Larusson, baritone (Guglielmo); and others; William Shookhoff, piano and conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Merry Widow. Lehár. Fully staged opera. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-576-4029. ; (sr); (st). Also Feb 24, 26(mat), Mar 4. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. In Concert. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-729-7564. /$22(adv). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Northern Songs 1. Works by Anka, Charlebois, Cohen, Cummings, Danko and others. Melanie Doane, Gregory Hoskins and other vocalists; Andrew Burashko, piano; Bryan Holt, cello; John Johnson, sax; Drew Jurecka, violin; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (arts); (under 30/st). Also Feb 16. ●●8:10: G. Murray Presents. Baroque to Blues #2. Works by G. Murray. Gordon Murray, piano and vocals. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Concert finishes at about 9:10. Sunday February 19 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Feb 1. Also Feb 24(7:30). ●●2:00: Toronto City Opera. Carmen. Bizet. Fully staged opera. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-576-4029. ; (sr); (st). Also Feb 25(eve), Mar 3(eve), 5. ●●3:00: Gallery 345. Bruce Vogt: The Art of the Piano. A theatrical presentation. Works by Debussy and Beethoven. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. /(st). ●●3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Rewired: The Buston Brass is Back. The Boston Brass; James Gourlay, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Symphony on the Bay. Romance and Passion That Rocks Your Soul. Works include Hallelujah Suite, Overload (Dirty Dancing) and Nothing Can Stand In Your Way. Alfie Zappacosta, singer-songwriter; Claudio Vena, conductor. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000. .50; (youth). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet; Reinecke: Flute Concerto; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (excerpts). Kathy Hao, flute; Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-250-3708. -. ●●4:00: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Roberto Occhipinti with Manuel Viera, Tim Ries and Daphnis Prieto. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233-1125. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. Making More Joyful Noise. Rossini: Petite messe solennelle. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Olenka Slywynska, alto; Chris Mayell, tenor; Matthew Zadow, baritone; Linda Roedl, piano; Ian Grundy, organ; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. . Tuesday February 21 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Hammerklavier. Beethoven: Sonata No.29 in B-flat Op.106 “Hammerklavier.” Sae Yoon Chon, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●8:00: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Split- Screen. Tim Motzer, Rich Brown, Joshua Van Tassel, Debashis Sinha, Fides Krucker and Robin Buckley. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-538-0988. $22-. Also Feb 22, 23, 24, 25(all at 8:00), 26(4:00). Wednesday February 22 ●●12:00 noon: York Region Chamber Music. Classics for Babies. Milhaud: Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano Op.157b; Morrison: Piano Trio; Vanhal: Trio in E-flat Op.20 No.5; Menotti: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano. Circulo Trio TORONTO CLASSICAL SINGERS Rossini's Petite messe solennelle music that sparkles with his irrepressible humour. .. Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4 pm Christ Church Deer Park 1570 Yonge Street, at Heath St. W. www.torontoclassicalsingers.ca With soloists, Linda Roedl, piano Ian Grundy, organ Jurgen Petrenko, conductor Tickets thewholenote.com February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 | 45

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