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Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017

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From science fact in "Integral Man: Music and the Movies," to science fiction in the editor's opener; from World Fiddle Day at the Aga Khan Museum to three Canadians at the Cliburn; from wanting to sashay across the 401 to Chamberfest in Montreal to exploring the Continuum of Jumblies Theatre's 20-year commitment to the Community Play (there's a pun in there somewhere!).

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guitar; Mark Whale, violin; Whale String Quartet. 594 Chartwell Rd., Oakville. 905-337- 3598. . Limited seating; advance tickets recommended. ●●7:00: Gallery 345. Romantika: Three Countries, One Language. Works by Dvořák, Janáček, Elias, Enriquez, Derbez and others. Trio Incontro (Paulina Derbez, violin; Dobrachna Zubek, cello; Radka Hanakova, piano); Annette Gaffney, artwork. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. . ●●7:00: Georgetown Choral Society. Canada 150 Eh! A celebration of 150 years of Canadian music in four voices. Gordon Lightfoot: Railroad Trilogy; Stompin’ Tom Connors: Hockey Song; Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah; and other songs. Guest: James Gordon, performer and narration. Georgetown Christian Reformed Church, 11611 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown. 905-877-7795. . ●●7:00: Thomas Gonder presents. Organ Inauguration Concert. Organ Masterworks. Thomas Gonder, organ. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Islington, 3962 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-622-1154. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: Bel Canto Singers. Love in Any Language: A Celebration of 150 Years. Michael Gomiega, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, accompanist. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-286-8260. . Also 2:30. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca. See May 4. Also May 7(2:00), 9, 11, 12, 14(2:00), 17, 18, 19, 20(4:30). ●●7:30: Christ Church Centre for the Performing Arts. “I Dreamt a Pink Sea.” Works by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Liszt. Valentin Bogolubov, piano; Ludmila Gontcharova-Bogolubova, vocalist. 254 Sunset Blvd., Stouffville. 905-640-1461. (adv). O Canada! 150th Celebration! With Eleanor McCain and her Canadian Songbook CD Sat. May 6 416-217-0537 ●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. O Canada! 150th Celebration! Launch of Eleanor McCain’s new CD The Canadian Songbook. Music from The Canadian Songbook; other works by Cable, Daley, Janmohamed, Somers and Healy. Eleanor McCain, soprano; Hussein Janmohamed; Lydia Adams, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-217- 0537. ; (sr); (st). A. Concerts in the GTA ●●7:30: High Notes Avante Productions. Gala for Mental Health. Dan Hill, Luba Goy and Friends. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. ; (VIP). ●●7:30: Milton Philharmonic Orchestra. Voices of Milton. Featuring opera arias and tunes from popular musicals. Lesley Andrew, soprano; Michelle Truman, soprano; Cassandra Warner, mezzo. Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. 905-878-6000. .59; .50(sr/st). ●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Marg and Jim Norquay Celebration Concert. Jordan Scholl, baritone; Lesley Bouza, soprano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. ; (18 and under). ●●7:30: North York Concert Band. Living, Loving, and Laughing. Featuring marches, show and movie tunes, swing music, and popular tunes. Shadow of Your Smile; Michael Jackson through the Years; My Funny Valentine. Soloists from the band; John Edward Liddle, conductor. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-802-6819. ; (under 12). ●●7:30: Odd Opera. Don Giovanni. Commons on College, 587A College St. 647-836-4132. -. Also May 4. ●●7:30: Princeton Entertainment. Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions. Music from 10 generations of Pokemon games. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. -6. ●●7:30: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Piaf Encore: Paris in Springtime. La vie en rose; I Love Paris; Rien de rien; Pauvre Jean; Milord; and other works. Pandora Topp, vocalist. Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 416-792-1268. -. ●●7:30: Toronto Full of Joy Church. Singing Together 22nd Anniversary Concert. Celebration of Canada’s 150th year of cultural diversity. Coro San Marco; Chinese Canadian Choir of Toronto; La Petite Musicale of Toronto; Cantemos; Armonia Choir. Guest: Brenda Chen, piano. 1100 Petrolia Rd. 416- 667-0468. . ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. In Concert: Fraser and Gerard. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-729-7564. /$22(adv). ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Lunch at Allen’s: A Concert for Jake. Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan. 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000. . Also May 12 (Bracebridge). ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Chamber Music with Voice. Brahms: Two Songs for Piano, Viola and Voice; Heggie: Some Times of Day for Mezzo and Piano Trio; Theodorakis: A Selection of Greek Songs; John S. Gray: Piano Quartet (world premiere); Schumann: Piano Quartet. Maria Soulis, mezzo; Erika Crinó, piano; Joyce Lai, violin; Ian Clarke, viola; András Weber, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-223-2286. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. From Broadway to Hollywood. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music/Songwriters Association of Canada. Music Mix Series: Bluebird North. Dala (Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine); Washboard Hank; Blair Packham, host. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Taking Flight with Music. Brahms: Symphony No.3; Hungarian Rhapsody No.1; Demuynck: Alerion; Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Paganini. Lisa Tahara, piano. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 429-0007. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart Mass in C Minor. See May 4. Also May 7(mat). ●●10:00: Small World Music. Globetrotter: Retro Bollywood. The Round, 152 Augusta Ave. 416-841-0487. /(adv). Sunday May 7 ●●2:00: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. Toronto Humber Valley District Masonic Divine Service. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233-1125. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca. See May 4. Also May 9, 11, 12, 14(2:00), 17, 18, 19, 20(4:30). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Bohemians in Brooklyn. A chamber musical by Tom Allen. Music by Britten, McPhee, Bernstein, Weill, Tom Allen and Paul Bowles. Patricia O’Callaghan and Kevin Fox. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interludes: CBC Music’s 30 Under 30 Live. Michael Bridge, accordion; J.J. (Jun Li) Bui, Janaya Lo, Stephanie Zou, pianos. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket. Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Etobicoke Suzuki Music. Strings: The Next Generation. Violin, viola and cello performers ages 3 to 18. Plast Concert Hall, 516 The Kingsway, Etobicoke. 416-239-4637. PWYC. Food bank donations accepted. ●●3:00: Florivox. Be Our Guest. Songs from The Sound of Music, Les Misérables, Wicked, Hamilton and others. Joshua Tamayo, conductor. Guests: Victor Cheng; Alex Furlott; Fraser McEvoy. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 647-866-8487. /(adv); (sr/st). ●●3:00: Music at Islington. Impressions of Spring: Songs from the Heart. Art songs by Dowland, Fauré, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, R. Strauss and others. Lyndsay Promane, mezzo; Holly Kroeker, piano. Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-239-1131. PWYC. Food bank donations accepted. ●●3:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Identities: Stories of Canada. Works from Indigenous, French-Canadian, Celtic, and various other traditions. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536- 3160. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Mozart Mass in C Minor. See May 4. ●●4:00: Celebration Choir and Vocal Mosaic. Blue Skies. Popular songs from the 1930s, 40s, 60s and 70s. Linda Eyman, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-455-9238. ; (sr/ st). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Recital. Thalben-Ball: Variations on a Theme by Paganini. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Shirantha Beddage Quartet. 31 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-233-1125. Freewill donation. Religious service. ●●4:30: The Local Gest. Beverly Taft and Reg Schwager. Works by Hiltz/Taft and Loesser; bossa nova; jazz and blues standards. Beverly Taft, vocals; Reg Schwager, guitar. 424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425. Free. No cover. ●●5:00: Canadian Croatian Choral Society. Fifth Anniversary Concert. Holy Trinity Croatian Catholic Church, 2110 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville. 416-234-9994 or 905-337- 8646. . ●●7:00: Heather Bambrick. Music for Mark. Benefit concert for Mark Kieswetter. June Garber, Shannon Butcher, Ross MacIntyre, Colleen Allen and others. St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, 61 West Deane Park Drive, Etobicoke. 416-622-5577. Donations accepted through canadahelps. ●●7:30: Friends of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Students for Students. A Benefit Concert for Sistema Toronto. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor; 40 | May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (arias). University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Julia Mirzoev, violin; Artun Myskciyan, piano; Matthew Cairns, tenor; Jacob Feldman, baritone; Samuel Tam, conductor. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-0313. Free. Donation suggested. Monday May 8 ●●12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays: Music:India Quartet. Suba Sankaran, Ed Hanley, Christopher Hale, and Justin Gray. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521. PWYC. ●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. Get Music! Gala. Guest conductors and choirs from participating Ontario secondary schools who have worked with conductor and mentor Lydia Adams. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-351-7171. ; free(season subscribers). An Educational Outreach Initiative in memory of John C. Bird. Tuesday May 9 ●●12:00: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Women on the Edge. Schumann: Poèmes de la reine Marie d’Écosse; Zemlinsky: Six Songs after Poems by Maeterlinck. Allyson McHardy, mezzo; Rachel Andrist, piano. 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. Suhashini Arulanandam, violin. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Thomas Gonder. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●2:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Historical Performance Class of the Glenn Gould School. Works by Corelli, Vivaldi, Purcell and Telemann. Kathleen Kajioka, baroque violin and director. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2824 x322. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca. See May 4. Also May 11, 12, 14(2:00), 17, 18, 19, 20(4:30). May 1- Willem Hörmann May 8 - Music:India Quartet May 15 - Hans Uwe Hielscher May 22 - Jason Wilson and the Perennials May 29 - Bill McBirnie & Bernie Senensky ●●7:30: Jubilee Order of Good Cheer. The Toronto Choristers. Classical, popular, folk and sacred works, comedy and music from Broadway. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846. ; free(youth). Wednesday May 10 ●●12:00: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Transformations. Finzi: A Young Man’s Exhortation. Aaron Sheppard, tenor. 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. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. Richard Spotts, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill offering. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Recital. Vocal Ensemble, University of Mary Hardin, Baylor, Texas. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●6:00: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. VIVA! Espana! Gala Fundraising Concert. Featuring music from the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha and Spanish songs during the cocktail hour. VIVA!’s Chamber Choir; Cairan Ryan, baritone; William Ford, tenor; Rebecca Claborn, mezzo; Laura Fernandez and Noah Zacharin, vocalists and guitars. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 416-788-8482. 5. ●●7:30: Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts Music Department. Missa Gaia/Earth Mass. Featuring the vocal program’s 170 voices. P. Halley: In the Wide Awe and Wisdom of the Night (premiere). Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 393-5556. . ●●8:00: Burdock. A Strange Impulse. Works by Du Yun, Thorvaldsdottir, Soper, Gubaidulina, Monica Pearce and others. Sara Constant, flutes; Rebecca Gray, vocals; An- Laurence Higgins, guitar; Gina Lee, toy piano. 1184 Bloor St. W. 647-230-3272. PWYC ( suggested). Thursday May 11 ●●12:00: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Bach Cantatas. Bach: Ich habe genug BWV82; Vergnügte Ruh BWV170. Lauren Eberwein, mezzo; members of the COC Orchestra. 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. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca. See May 4. Also May 12, 14(2:00), 17, 18, 19, 20(4:30). ●●7:30: Ensemble Vivant. 80th Birthday Tribute to Rick Wilkins. Jazz-infused styles from Latin to Ragtime to the Great American Songbook. Arranged by Rick Wilkins. Guests: Guido Basso, Mike Murley, Brian Barlow. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-465-8856. . ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Ali Berkok. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg: Red Giselle. Music by Tchaikovsky, Schnittke, and Bizet. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669 or 416-916- 7878. -5. Also May 12(8:00); 13(2:00 and 8:00). Friday May 12 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Mozart: Piano Sonata No.8 in A Minor; Chopin: Étude Op.25 No.11 in A Minor; Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.7 in B-flat. William Bellehumeur, 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. ●●7:30: Anne Mizen. Celebrating Canada. Schafer: Snowforms; Sirett: Watane; Gordon: Frobisher Bay; J. Steeves: Lake Huron Song; Patriquin: I Went to the Market; and other works. Guests: Harcus Hennigar, French horn; Edward Tait, bass; Dan Simmons, percussion; Kenneth Welsh, actor; Louisa Gillespie, drums, throat singing. St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Uxbridge), 65 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. 647-476-2138. . ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca. See May 4. Also May 14(2:00), 17, 18, 19, 20(4:30). ●●7:30: Carson Freeman. The History of the Saxophone. Carson Freeman, Curtis Freeman and Gino Mirizio. Great Hall, Unitarian Congregation of Mississauga, 84 South Service Rd., Mississauga. 647-298-6374. or PWYC. ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. Organ Recital. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Works by Stuart Beaudoin, Ruth Watson Henderson, Denis Bédard, Bengt Hambraeus, Raymond Daveluy, and others. Aaron James, organ. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-363- 0331 x26. ; (RCCO members). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Don Giovanni. Mozart. Norman E. Brown, baritone (Don Giovanni); John Holland, baritone (Leporello); Susan Elizabeth, soprano (Donna Anna); Cristina Pisani, soprano (Donna Elvira); Avery Krisman, tenor (Don Ottavio); and others; William Shookhoff, conductor, piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ●●7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Workshop. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485. (non-members). Memberships available. Refreshments. ●●7:30: Village Voices/Men of Note. Here’s to Song: Canada 150. Corlis: Missa Pax; Lang: Under Heaven; Tamblyn: Woodsmoke and Oranges; Halley: Song for Canada. Guests: Michele Jacot, clarinet; Robert Graham, piano; Jubilate Singers (Isabel Bernaus, conductor); Oksana Vignan, conductor. St. Maurice and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church, 3300 Hwy. 7 E., Markham. 416-509-5249. ; (sr); (st); free(under 12). Also May 13(mat). ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. The Slocan Ramblers. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713- 1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Masterworks Old and New. Featuring Young Composer’s Competition Winner. Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F Minor Op.36; Haydn: Trumpet Concerto CARDINAL CARTER ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS Missa Gaia | Earth Mass Celebrate our common home in song and word with 200 singers, instrumentalists & dancers. featuring the World Premiere of Paul Halley’s In the wide awe and wisdom of the night Wednesday May 10, 7:30pm METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH 56 Queen Street East, Toronto GENERAL ADMISSION May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017 | 41

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