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Volume 22 Issue 6 - March 2017

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On our cover: Owen Pallett's musical palette on display at New Creations. Spring brings thoughts of summer music education! (It's never too late.). For Marc-Andre Hamelin the score is king. Ella at 100 has the tributes happening. All; this and more.

LISTINGS 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 49. 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 52. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 53. 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 56. 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 April 1 to May 7, 2015. All listings must be received by Midnight Wednesday March 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. A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Oshawa, Port Perry, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Toronto, Toronto Island. Wednesday March 1 ●●10:15am: Young People’s Theatre. James and the Giant Peach. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Timothy Allen McDonald, based on the book by Roald Dahl. 165 Front St. E. 416-862-2222. -; - (sr/under 19). Runs to Mar. 18. Days and times vary. Visit youngpeoplestheatre.ca for details. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. John Laing, organ; Roger Flock, percussion. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769-5224. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 1-855-416-1800. -0. Also Mar 2(2:00 and 7:30). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT 12tet. Jim Lewis, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Thursday March 2 ●●10:15am: Young People’s Theatre. James and the Giant Peach. See Mar 2. Runs to March 18. ●●12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall. Noon Hour Concerts: Choral Gems through the Ages. Mendelssohn Singers; David Briggs, organ; Noel Edison, conductor. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. Free. First-come, first-served seating. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Opera Spotlight. A preview of UofT Opera’s production of Handel’s Imeneo. 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: The Shuffle Demons. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:00: Young People’s Theatre. James and the Giant Peach. See Mar 2. Runs to March 18. ●●2:00: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 1-855-416-1800. -0. Also Mar 1, 2(all 7:30). ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. Or Bow and Breath. Works by Vivier, Baker, Tenney, Stevenson and Foley. Sandra Baron, violin; Robert W. Stevenson, clarinet and bass clarinet. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (sr/st/arts workers). ●●7:30: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 1-855-416-1800. -0. Also Mar 1 (7:30), 2(2:00). ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble: Swinging with Oscar. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●7:30: Opera York. L’elisir d’amore. Donizetti. Fully staged opera with chorus and orchestra. Carla-Grace Colaguori, soprano (Giannetta); Michael Robert-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. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. R. Murray Schafer’s Georgian Bay Lake Huron 6 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 8 3 4 City of Toronto Lake Ontario ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin/Steinway Piano Gallery. Rachmaninoff: Let Hands Speak II. Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op.42 (excerpts); ​Lullaby Op.16 (after Tchaikovsky); Mélodie Op.3 No.3, 1940 version (from Morceaux de Fantaisie); Sherkin: Northern Frames; Sunderance. Adam Sherkin, piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Bluma Appel Lobby, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. Monthly Concert. Big band, swing, jazz and film scores. John Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910 or 647-287- 5390. . First Thursday of each month. Refreshments available or bring your lunch. 34 | March 1, 2017 - April 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

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), 5(4:00). ●●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). Friday March 3 ●●10:15am: Young People’s Theatre. James and the Giant Peach. See Mar 2. Runs to March 18. ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Burritt: Moon Loves Its Light; Sokolovic: Tanzer Lieder; Arden: The House of Martin Guerre. Allison Angelo, soprano; David Eliakis, piano. 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. ●●3:30: Emmanuel College. John Donne’s A Nocturnall on S. Lucies Day. Works by Dowland and his contemporaries. Ruby Joy, reader; Hallie Fishel, soprano; John Edwards, lute; Musicians In Ordinary. Emmanuel College Chapel, 75 Queen’s Park Cr. E. 416-585- 4465. Free. Pre-concert talk. ●●7:00: Canadian Music Competition. A Little Night Music. Classical music performed by young stars from the Canadian Music Competition. Yulai Duan, piano; Myriam Blardone, harp; Julia Mirzoev, violin; Vivian Chen, piano; Julia Debowska, soprano. Remenyi House of Music, Music Room, 210 Bloor St. W. 416-723- 7409. ; (st). ●●7:00: Soundstreams. R. Murray Schafer’s Odditorium. See Mar 2. Also Mar 3(10:00); 4(7:00, 10:00), 5(4:00). ●●7:00: University Settlement Music and Arts School. Chamber Music Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243/244. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Carmen. Bizet. Fully staged opera. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-576-4029. ; (sr); (st). Also Mar 5(mat). NEW SEASON FRIDAY NOONTIME RECITALS FEB 3 – MAY 26 12:10pm free Bösendorfer Imperial piano featured in many recitals St. Andrew’s Church King & Simcoe Streets standrewstoronto.org March 3-5, 2017 Harbourfront Centre Theatre canadianchildrensopera.com ●●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). ●●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: Les Toréadors from Carmen Suite No.1; Albéniz: Granada and Espana from Suite Espanola Op.47; Chabrier: España Rhapsody (with flamenco dancer); Bizet: Entr’acte (Argonaise) from Carmen; Falla: Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo. Ritmo Flamenco, flamenco dancer with guitar accompaniment. 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. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00. ●●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, 5(4:00)). Saturday March 4 ●●11:00am and 1:00: University Settlement Music and 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(mat). ●●2:00: Paskke String Quartet. In Concert. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor; Borodin: String Quartet No.2. Guest: Paul Weston, clarinet. Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora. 416-716-5469. ; (sr/st). ●●2:30: Young People’s Theatre. James and the Giant Peach. See Mar 2. Runs to March 18. ●●3:00: Singing Out. Out in the Spotlight! Cabaret. Annual cabaret fundraiser. The 519, 519 Church St. 416-392-6874. /(adv). 19+ only. Drinks available. Also 7:30. ●●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: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Celebrating Music in Oakville. Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4; arias and songs by Delibes, Gershwin, Porter, Puccini, and J. Strauss Jr.; Calverley: rediscovered work; Demuynck: world premiere. Stephen Sitarski, violin; Tessa Laengert and Ashleigh Semkiw, sopranos. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); (st). Also Mar 5 (mat, St. Simon’s Anglican Church, Oakville). ●●7:00: Soundstreams. R. Murray Schafer’s Odditorium. See Mar 2. Also Mar 4(10:00), 5(4:00). ●●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 2:00 and Mar 5(2:00). ●●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. Simon-the- Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416- 488-1571. ; (sr); (st); free(under 13). ●●7:30: MCS Chorus/Mississauga. Mozart Requiem. Mozart: Requiem; Kyrie in D Minor; Ave Verum; Salieri: Te Deum; short dramatic enactments based on Mozart’s letters and monologues from the play “Amadeus.” Jocelyn Fralick, soprano; Lillian Brooks, alto; Ryan Harper, tenor; Matthew Cassil, bass; Mervin W. Fick, conductor. First United Church (Mississauga), 151 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga. 416-762-7103. ; (under 19). 7:00: preconcert talk. ●●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 Robert-Broder, baritone (Dr. Dulcamara); Geoffrey Butler, artistic director; Renee Salewski, stage director. Richmond Hill Jubilate singers African Connections Featuring MISSA KENYA MISSA LUBA with guests Paul Therrien, percussion uBunTu YOuTh DruMMerS Saturday Mar 4, 7:30 pm St. Simon-the-Apostle Church jubilatesingers.ca thewholenote.com March 1, 2017 - April 7, 2017 | 35

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