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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.

St. Luke’s United

St. Luke’s United Church, 353 Sherbourne St. 416-762-9257. ; (st); (under 13). Dedicated to William McQueen. ●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. The Journey to Canada from Armenia. Armenian sacred music of the 13th to 20th centuries. Launch of Isabel Bayrakdarian’s new CD. Kradjian: New work. Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); (st). www.operainconcert.com VOICE B OX OPERA IN CONCERT Guillermo Silva-Marin, General Director A. Concerts in the GTA ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tallis Scholars: Miserere. With student soloists from the Historical Performance Area. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Mehdi Cayenne. Groove, funk, punk and pop. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/ st/teachers); free(under 19). NORTHERN LIGHTS a program of music from around the Arctic Circle Saturday, March 25 th 8:00 pm First United Church, Port Credit Mussorgsky is gloriously front and centre in this gripping tale of conflict between the old ways of the ancient Rus and the new world introduced by Peter the Great. Khovanshchina Хованщина The Khovansky Affair by Modest Mussorgsky in Russian with English Surtitles Narmina Afandiyeva, Music Director and Pianist Emilia Boteva Andrey Andreychik Michael Robert-Broder ●●8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. Northern Lights. Works by Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Gjeilo and Daley. First United Church (Port Dion Mazerolle with Lynn Isnar, Cian Horrobin, Hassan Anami, Mikhail Shemet The VOICEBOX Chorus, Robert Cooper, Chorus Director SUNDAY, MARCH 26 AT 2:30 P.M. 416-366-7723 | 1-800-708-6754 | www.stlc.com Credit), 151 Lakeshore Rd W., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . ●●8:00: Continuum Contemporary Music/ Canadian Music Centre/Canadian League of Composers. Pivot. World premieres of works by Rebecca Bruton, Maxime Corbeil-Perron, Juro Kim Feliz, Beavan Flanagan, Evelin Ramon and Bekah Simms. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-924-4945. ; (sr/arts worker/member); (st). ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Duo Scarlatti. Nicola Pignatiello and Daniele Sardone, guitars. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964-8298. /(adv); (sr/ st)/(adv). ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Glorious Winds. Hue: Fantasie for Flute; Busoni: Concertino for Clarinet; Dolin: Isometric Variables; Arnold: English Dances No.2; Beethoven: Symphony No.4. Carol Ann Savage, flute; Colin Savage, clarinet; Ondrej Golias, bassoon; Paul Weston, guest conductor; Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -. ●●8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Pops Series: Steven Page in Concert. IOUT Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-721- 3399 x2. From . Benefit concert. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. The Baroque Diva. See Mar 23. Also Mar 26(mat). ●●8:00: Univox. Promise, Purpose, Presence. A cappella choral works by Skinner, Guillaume, Sixten, Gjeilo, Rautavaara and Allan. Dallas Bergen, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-697-9561. /(adv); (sr/st). ●●8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. Tallis and Mozart. Performance with soloists and orchestra. Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah; Mozart: Requiem. Cheryl Campbell, soprano; Monica Zerbe, mezzo; Lenard Whiting, tenor; Steven Henrikson, baritone; Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor. Church of St. Martin-inthe-Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/st). ●●8:10: G. Murray Presents. Baroque to Blues #3. 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 March 26 ●●2:00: Mozart Project. Requiem and Farewell to a Soul Ascending. Mozart: Requiem; Bowser: Farewell to a Soul Ascending for violin and string orchestra (world premiere). Toronto Mozart Players; Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition winners; Hart House Chorus; David Bowser, conductor. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-922-4948. ; (st). ●●2:30: Chorus York. Spring Sing. Stephane Potvin, artistic director; Krista Rhodes, accompanist. Thornhill Presbyterian Church, 271 Centre St., Thornhill. 905-884-7922. ; (sr); (st). Also Mar 25 (Richmond Hill). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. There Will Be Stars: Music of Stephen Chatman and other contemporary composers. Contemporary treble settings of texts by women. Works by Ramsay, Parker, Hagen, Chatman and Brandon. MacMillan Singers and Women’s Chamber Choir; Hilary Apfelstadt and Tracy Wong, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Voicebox/Opera in Concert. Khovanshchina (The Khovansky Affair). Mussorgsky. Emiolia Boteva; Michael Robert-Broder; Andrey Andreychik; Dion Mazerolle; Voicebox Opera in Concert Chorus; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Narmina Afandiyeva, music director and piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $22-. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Recital. Works by Saint-Saëns, Vierne, Messiaen, Langlais, Dupré and Marchand. Thomas Bell, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. Also Mar 24(Calvary Baptist Church)(eve). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. The Baroque Diva. See Mar 23 ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Rob Piltch Trio. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920- 5211. Freewill offering. Religious Service. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. In Concert. Radim Zenkl, flute, guitar and mandolin. Restaurant Praha, Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). KURTÁG Kafka Fragments Sunday March 26 | Gallery 345 www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●7:00: New Music Concerts. György Kurtág’s “Kafka Fragments.” Tony Arnold, soprano; Movses Pogossian, violin. 44 | March 1, 2017 - April 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-961-9594. 0. Includes a video presentation of a masterclass with the composer. Door prizes, gourmet delights and libations with proceeds to benefit New Music Concerts. ●●7:00: Tri-City Gospel Chorus. A Singsperational Concert. A variety of barbershop and gospel music. Tri-City Gospel male voice a cappella chorus and Barbershop Quartet. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-231-2263. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Percussion Ensemble Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Monday March 27 ●●7:30: University of St. Michael’s College. Christ My Hope: Music for Lent. Works by Schütz, Scheidt and others. Musicians In Ordinary Ensemble (Christopher Verrette, director); St Michael’s Schola Cantorum (Michael O’Connor, director). St. Basil’s Church, University of St. Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph St. 416-926-7148. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Gryphon Trio. Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Op.11; Wijeratne: Love Triangle; Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 in G Minor Op.25. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday March 28 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Synthesis. Combining creative jazz and Indian classical music. Indo- Jazz. Justin Gray, bass veena. 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. ●●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. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: York University Chamber Strings. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: Jubilee Order of Good Cheer. The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada. Celebrating the Dominion of Canada’s 150th birthday. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846. ; free(youth). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Woodwind Chamber Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Invesco Piano Series: Daniil Trifonov. Works by Schumann, Shostakovich and Stravinsky. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. 7:15: Prelude Recital. ●●8:00: Talisker Players. Land of the Silverbirch. Songs of Canada’s first European settlers. Beethoven: Scottish Folk Songs; Vaughan Williams: Three Old English Folk Songs; Kolinski: Six French Folk Songs; LAND OF THE SILVER BIRCH Songs of Canada’s first European settlers MARCH 28 & 29, 8 PM www.taliskerplayers.ca Talisker Players Music MacMillan: Three French Canadian Sea Songs; Patenaude: Six Chansons du Détroit; Rapoport: Four Canadian Folk Songs. Whitney O’Hearn, mezzo; Joel Allison, baritone; John Fraser, reader. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. ; (sr); (st). 7:15: Pre-concert chat. Also Mar 29. Wednesday March 29 ●●12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: New Music Ensemble. Matt Brubeck, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. J. Thomas Gonder, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill offering. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. John Tuttle, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Simply Barbra. Zion Cultural Centre, 1650 Finch Ave. E. 416-755-1717. . Runs to Apr 9. Days and times vary. See Listings Secion C, page 52. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Genus, Tarantella, Self and Soul, and The Concert. Music by Joby Talbot, Deru, and Chopin; orchestrated by Clare Grundman. Wayne McGregor, choreographer; Jerome Robbins, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. -5. Also Mar 30, 31, Apr 1(all 7:30); Mar 30, Apr 1, 2(all 2:00). ●●7:30: St. George’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Simrit. 410 College St. 416-921-2687. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark with Live Orchestra. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. From . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Christine Duncan, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Talisker Players. Land of the Silverbirch.Songs of Canada’s first European settlers. Beethoven: Scottish Folk Songs; Vaughan Williams: Three Old English Folk Songs; Kolinski: Six French Folk Songs; MacMillan: Three French Canadian Sea Songs; Patenaude: Six Chansons du Détroit; Rapoport: Four Canadian Folk Songs. Whitney O’Hearn, mezzo; Joel Allison, baritone; John Fraser, reader. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. ; (sr); (st). 7:15: Pre-concert chat. Also Mar 28. Thursday March 30 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Winners’ Recital. Joel Allison, winner of the Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize in Song; Mélisande Sinsoulier, winner of the Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky Prize in Accompanying. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Piano Showcase. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Genus, Tarantella, Self and Soul, and The Concert. See Mar 29. Also Mar 30(7:30), 31, Apr 1(all 7:30); Apr 1, 2(all 2:00). ●●7:00: Native Earth Performing Arts/ Danceworks Coworks. Niimi’iwe. Margaret Grenier and Karen Jamieson: light breaking broken; the NDN way by Brian Solom Electric Moose. Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-531-1402. . Also Mar 31 & Apr 1. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Genus, Tarantella, Self and Soul, and The Concert. See Mar 29. Also Mar 31, Apr 1(all 7:30); Mar 30, Apr 1, 2(all 2:00). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. African Drumming and Dancing Ensemble, Latin- American Percussion Ensemble and Steel Pan Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Symphony Orchestra. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute The Musicians In Ordinary for the Lutes and Voices 7:30PM March 27, 2017 St. Basil’s Church, St. Michael’s College 50 St. Joseph Street at Bay Christ My Hope Lenten music by Schütz, Scheidt, and others The Musicians In Ordinary ensemble led by Christopher Verrette, St Michael's Schola Cantorum directed by Michael O’Connor Admission free, donations welcome Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Friday March 31 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Carl Vine: Piano Sonata; Mozart: Piano Sonata; Debussy: Les Fées sont d’exquises; Danseuses; Général Lavine. Tristan Savella, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: York University Brass and Percussion Ensembles. 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. ●●5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Porgi Amor: The Operatic Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Costumed and staged scenes. Excerpts from Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (st). ●●7:00: Native Earth Performing Arts/ Danceworks Coworks. Niimi’iwe. Margaret Grenier and Karen Jamieson: light breaking broken; the NDN way by Brian Solom Electric Moose. Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-531-1402. . Also Mar 30 & Apr 1. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Genus, Tarantella, Self and Soul, and The Concert.See Mar 29. Also Apr 1(2:00 & 7:30). ●●7:30: Opus 8. Magic of the Madrigal. Secular partsongs spanning the centuries. St. Clement’s Anglican, 70 St. Clements Avenue. 416-821-7286. Free. Reception following. ●●7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. proudly presents Simply Barbra starring STEVEN BRINBERG ZION CULTURAL CENTRE 1650 Finch Avenue East TICKETS - .78 + HST MARCH 29 to APRIL 11 (416) 755-1212 www.MusicTheatreToronto.com thewholenote.com March 1, 2017 - April 7, 2017 | 45

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