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Volume 22 Issue 5 - February 2017

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  • February
  • Toronto
  • Symphony
  • Arts
  • Jazz
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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!

●●7:30: Opera York.

●●7:30: Opera York. L’Elisir d’amore. Donizetti. Fully staged opera with chorus and orchestra. Carla-Grace Colaguori, soprano (Giannetta); Michael Broder, baritone (Dr. Dulcamara); Geoffrey Butler, artistic director; Renee Salewski, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. 0(Gala package); -. With supertitles. Also Mar 4. Music TORONTO Pražák Quartet March 2 at 8 pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Prazak Quartet. Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Op.71 No.1; Bruckner: Quartet; Dvořák: Quartet in F Op.96 “American.” Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. ; (st). A. Concerts in the GTA Friday March 3 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Allison Angelo, soprano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. 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. ●●7:00: Soundstreams. R. Murray Schafer’s Odditorium. See Mar 2. Also Mar 4(7:00 and 10:00). ●●7:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. Chamber Music Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416- 598-3444 x243/244. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Brundibár. Music by Hans Krása; additional music by Robert Evans. Members of the Canadian Children’s Opera Company; Teri Dunn, music director; Joel Ivany, stage director. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. ; (sr); (st). Also Mar 4(mat/eve), 5(mat). ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Carmen. See Feb 19. Also Mar 5(mat). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. The Work and Ideas of Pierre Schaeffer. Canadian electroacoustic music from the 1950s to the present day. Darren Copeland, electronics. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st/member). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Viva España. Bizet: Carmen (selections); Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol; Albéniz (arr. McAlister): Granada; Sevilla from Suite Española Op.47; de Falla (arr. Ryden): “Ritual Fire Dance” from El Amor Brujo; de Falla (arr. Chapelier): “Danza Española No.1” from La Vida Breve. Anjelica Scannura, dancer. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; /$22(sr/adv); (st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345/Jane Bunnett. Danae Olano: Cuban Piano from the 1900s to today! Works by Lecuona, Grenet, Cervantes and Olano. Guests: Grupo Okan (Magdelys Savigne; Elizabeth Rodriquez), Jane Bunnett, flute/soprano sax; Danae Olano and Hilario Duran, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. /(st). ●●8:00: North Toronto Players. Iolanthe. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, lyrics and book by W. S. Gilbert. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-481-4867. ; $22(sr); (st); free(under 14). Opening night. Runs to Mar 12. Fri-Sat(8:00), Sun(2:00). Also Mar 11(2:00). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory/Istituto Italiano di Cultura. String Concert: Nicola Benedetti and Venice Baroque Orchestra. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; works by Galuppi, Avison and Geminiani. Nicola Benedetti, violin; Venice Baroque Orchestra; Andrea Marcon, leader. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Triptych: The Musical World of Hieronymus Bosch. Works by Pierre de la Rue, Clemens non Papa and Jean Mouton. Guests: Cappella Pratensis. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; $22- (sr); (st/35 and under). Also Mar 4. ●●8:00: York University Department of Music. Improv Soiree. Participatory “open mic” set-up. Improv studios of Casey Sokol, hosts. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Performers and observers welcome. ●●10:00: Soundstreams. R. Murray Schafer’s Odditorium. See Mar 2. Also Mar 4(7:00, 10:00). Saturday March 4 ●●11:00am and 1:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243/244. Free. Also at 1:00. ●●2:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Brundibár. See Mar 3. Also Mar 5. ●●4:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sing Joyfully! Minster Singers (Dawn King, conductor); Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes, narrator; William Maddox, organ; Jennifer Min-Young Lee, associate conductor; Noel Edison, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408-0208. ; (VoxTix). Audience sing-along. ●●7:00: Soundstreams. R. Murray Schafer’s Odditorium. See Mar 2. Also 10:00. ●●7:30: Academy Concert Series. A Frankly Fabulous Foray. Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor; Fauré: Elégie for cello and piano; Piano Quintet in C Minor. Leanne Regehr, piano; Alexander Read, violin; Elizabeth Loewen Andrews, violin; Emily Eng, viola; Kerri McGonigle, cello. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-629-3716. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Brundibár. See Mar 3. Also Mar 5(mat). ●●7:30: Jubilate Singers. African Connections. Missa Kenya; Missa Luba; and other works. Paul Therrien, percussion; Ubuntu Youth Drummers; Isabel Bernaus, conductor; Sherry Squires, accompanist. St. Simonthe-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor A Frankly FABULOUS FORAY ●●8:00: Soundstreams. R. Murray Schafer’s Odditorium. Excerpts from Schafer’s Patria cycle. Chris Abraham, director. Crow’s Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave. 647-341-7390. .50- .50. Also Mar 3(7:00, 10:00); 4(7:00, 10:00). Concert Series Featuring: Leanne Regehr, piano Alexander Read, violin Elizabeth Loewen Andrews, violin Emily Eng, viola Kerri McGonigle, cello March 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue Buy online: SINGLE TICKETS: / / (under 18) 3 TIX FLEX PACK: / Sen. & Student 48 | February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017

St. E. 416-488-1571. ; (sr); (st); free(under 13). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Mozart Mania. Excerpts from Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte; complete performance of Der Schauspieldirektor. Ontario Opera Collaborative (Misty Banyard and Jennifer Fontaine, sopranos; Tara St. Pierre, mezzo; Antonio Dirienzo, tenor; Thomas Franzky, bass; D. Kai Ma, piano and conductor). College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Opera York. L’Elisir d’amore. Donizetti. Fully staged opera with chorus and orchestra. Carla-Grace Colaguori, soprano (Giannetta); Michael Broder, baritone (Dr. Dulcamara); Geoffrey Butler, artistic director; Renee Salewski, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. 0(Gala package); -. With supertitles. Also Mar 2. ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Requiem for a Renaissance King. Lobo: Requiem. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (Toronto), 131 McCaul St. 416-286-9798 or 416-978-8849. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Merry Widow. See Feb 18. ●●7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. The New World. Dvořák: New World Symphony; Mozart: Clarinet Concerto. Patricia Wait, clarinet; Mark Chambers, conductor. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 905-727-6101. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum/Rumi Canada. Mystic Persian Music and Poetry. Iranian Qawwali-style Sufi music. Soley Ensemble. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646- 4677. starting at ; (Friends). ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Lai Crinó Duo Recital. Leclair: Sonata No.3; Stravsinky: Pulcinella Suite; Pepa: Telemanna; Schumann: Violin Sonata No.1. Joyce Lai, violin; Erika Crinó, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-223-2286. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC). Quintessential Quintets – Words and Music: Barbra Lica Vocal Quintet. Opening act: Amanda Tosoff Quintet. Greenwin Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (st). ●●8:00: Massey Hall/Small World Music. Goran Bregović and His Wedding and Funeral Band. Goran Bregović, guitar, synthesizer and vocals; Muharem Redžepi, vocals and goc(traditional drum); Bokan Stanković and Dragić Veličković, trumpets; Stojan Dimov, saxophones and clarinet; and others. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Thin Edge New Music Collective. Raging Against the Machine: Coming Together. Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together; Yannis Kyriakides: Karaoke Etudes; and works by Colin Labadie, James O’Callaghan, and Anna Pidgorna. Ensemble Paramirabo; Thin Edge New Music Collective. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204- 1080. /(adv); (members/st/arts). Admission includes one pre-concert refreshment. Album release for Thin Edge New Music Collective’s recording Raging Against the Machine. ●●8:00: North Toronto Players. Iolanthe. See Mar 3. Runs to Mar 12. ●●8:00: Schola Magdalena. Weaving the World: Schola Magdalena and Darbazi. Works by Hildegard and Dunstable; Georgian folk music; chant; new music. Guests: Darbazi Georgian Choir. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531- 7955. PWYC. Schola Magdalena & Darbazi Sing Joyfully! ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Cello Passion. Morawetz: Sinfonietta; Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1; Grieg: Sinfonia in G Minor. Stéphane Tétreault, cello; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-499-0403. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Spectrum Music. Tales of the Unconscious. New music for classical choir and jazz trio by Spectrum composers and Roger Bergs. Musicata Choir; Mike Murley, saxophone; Chris Pruden, piano; Andrew Downing, bass; Roger Burgs, conductor. Knox Weaving the World MARCH 4th, 8pm Church of St. Mary Magdalene Join the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for a concert of beautiful anthems and a great hymn sing from the new edition of Ancient and Modern. Sing old favourites and discover some newer hymns. NOEL EDISON, CONDUCTOR JENNIFER MIN-YOUNG LEE, ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR REV. DR. PETER HOLMES, NARRATOR WILLIAM MADDOX, ORGAN MINSTER SINGERS, DAWN KING, CONDUCTOR Director Peter Mahon Requiem for a Renaissance King alive in a rare performance of the incomparable Requiem of Duarte Lobo for the funeral of Philip II of Portugal. Saturday, March 4 at 4 pm Yorkminster Park Baptist Church ( just north of Yonge and St. Clair) Tickets: general admission VoxTix for 30 years and under. Group discount for 10 or more. Purchase online at or call RCM TICKETS at 416.408.0208 Saturday, March 4, 7:30 pm St. Patrick’s Church 141 McCaul St. Tickets: , Seniors: , Students with ID: (only at the door) Info: 416 286-9798 Order online: an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 | 49

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