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Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017

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  • Toronto
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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!).

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA DENIS MASTROMONACO MUSIC DIRECTOR & C O N D U C T O R MSOMasterwks ●●7:30: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Intimate Voices: A Classical Showcase. Musica Intima Vocal Ensemble; Esprit Chamber Choir. Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425 King St. E. 416-694-6900. . ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Symphony No.7. Grieg: Piano Concerto; Beethoven: Symphony No.7. Jean- Efflam Bavouzet, piano; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also May 28(3:00 - George Weston Recital Hall). ●●7:30: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. Carmina Burana. Orff: Carmina Burana; Gjeilo (arr. Morphy): The Spheres; Letourneau: My Symphony; Gjeilo: The Ground; Aluoch, Anyango (arr. Tate): Kawouno Wan Gi Pi. Elizabeth Polese, soprano; Michael Nyby, baritone; Christopher Mayell, tenor; TorQ Percussion Quartet; Jenny Crober, conductor; Elizabeth Acker, piano; Shawn Grenke, piano. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416- 947-8487. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Asian Heritage Month. Michael Pepa: A Chime of Windbells, Haiku for Soprano, Strings and Piano; and other works. Vania Chan, soprano; Erika Crinó, piano. Tyndale Chapel, 3377 Bayview Ave. 647-223-2286. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Celebration of Dance. Copland: Hoedown; Stravinsky: Firebird Suite; Prokofiev: Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet; Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (selections); Reintamm: Pas de deux “An Unwritten Ballet.” Hannah Fischer, dancer; Ethan Watts, dancer; Norman Reintamm, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 879-5566. and up; (sr/st); free(under 12). 7:15: Pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Harmony Singers. Song of the Land. Hallelujah; Big Yellow Taxi; The Homecoming; Snowbird; and others. Guest: Michaela Mar; Harvey Patterson, conductor. Martin Grove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd., Etobicoke. 416-239-5821. ; (sr/st). Also May 26. Refreshments and door prizes. 2016/2017 Sing a New Song A Celebration of Canadian Choral Music Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 8:00 p.m. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto Tickets: | | available through our website,, or 416-978-8849 `^Rjfk^==_rR^k^ Also featuring a world premiere of a marimba arrangement of Ola Gjeilo’s The Spheres, & the Ontario premiere of Elise Letourneau’s My Symphony JENNY CROBER, Artistic Director ELIZABETH ACKER, Accompanist Elizabeth Polese, soprano Christoper Mayell, tenor TorQ Percussion Quartet Michael Nyby, baritone Shawn Grenke, piano SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017 === 7:30 pm= Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. (Chester subway), Toronto, Ontario Gen. Adm. Seniors Students 416-947-8487 48 | May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017

●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Roman Festival Gala Concert. A tribute to Rome’s composers and music. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Spring); Marcello: Concerto for Oboe; Rossini: Variations for Clarinet; Morricone: Theme from Cinema Paradiso; Respighi: Feste Romane. Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Guests: Corey Gemmel, violin; Karen Rotenberg, oboe; Mike Dassios, clarinet. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -. 7:00: Pre-concert chat. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/88 Days of Fortune. Pharmakon + Mamalia + Kristina Guison + DJ Garbage Body. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (st/members); (adv). VENUE CHANGE. Venue TBD. Call ahead or check website. ●●8:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. Sing a New Song: New Compositions. Works by Peter Togni, Matthew Emery, Ruth Watson Henderson, R. Murray Schafer, Harry Somers and others. Mitchell Pady, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-978- 8849. ; (sr/under 35); (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: Bang on a Can All-Stars - Bang on a Canada. Selections from multi-media project Field Recordings; Oswald: Fee Fie Foe Fum (world premiere); works by Parry, Lussier and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Post-show chat with artists from the concert. Festival runs May 24-28. ●●8:00: SoundCrowd/SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. SoundCrowd Live. A cappella arrangements of songs by Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Queen, David Bowie, Michael Jackson and others. St. Michael’s Centre for the Performing Arts, 1515 Bathurst St. 416-694-6900. . ●●9:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. 4SKÖR “The Big Reveal.” 120 Diner, 120 Church St. 416-694-6900. PWYC (suggested ). Sunday May 28 ●●10:30am: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. The Cool Kids Concert 2017. Carl Berger. Bialik Hebrew Day School, 2760 Bathurst St. 416-638-4492. Free. ●●1:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Tin Pan Alley’s Cantors’ Sons: Berlin and Arlen. Jordana Talsky, vocalist; Scott Metcalfe, piano. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 416-363- 5299. Free. Reservation required. ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: Claudia Chan with Benjamin Bowman. Works by Corigliano, Yun, Prokofiev, Magalhaes and Goddard (world premiere). Claudia Chan, piano; Benjamin Bowman, violin. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . Festival runs May 24-28. ●●1:30: Music at Metropolitan. A Celebration of Canada! In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Metropolitan Choir; Metropolitan Silver Band; children’s choir and others. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. Donations accepted. ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Post- Industrial Gamelan! St. Anne’s Choir; Junction Trio; Guests: Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan Ensemble. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. PWYC; suggested. ●●3:00: Cantemus Singers. Cupid’s Arrow. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-578-6602. ; free(under 12). Also May 27(eve). ●●3:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Leo Spellman: Rhapsody 1939-1945. Gary Martin; Rhapsody Wind Ensemble. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416-638-4492. Free. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: Soundstreams Presents the Music of Unsuk Chin. Chin: Cantatrix Sopranica; “Advice From a Caterpillar” (from Alice in Wonderland); Harman: It’s All Forgotten Now (world premiere); Love Locked Out. Guillaume Bourgogne, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -.50. Post-show chat with Lawrence Cherney and artists from the concert. Festival runs May 24-28. ●●3:00: Royal York Road United Church. Organ Concert (Reformation Theme) and Sung Vespers. Works by Bach, Brahms, Stanford, and Pärt. Christopher Dawes, organ; Senior Choir and soloists. 851 Royal York Rd. 416-231-9401. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●3:00: Soundstreams. The Music of Unsuk Chin. Works by Unsuk Chin and Chris Paul Harmon. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0288. .50-.50. ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. In Concert. Coulthard: Image Astrale; Schubert: Sonata in A D959; Prokofiev: Sonata No.6. Ishay Shaer, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●3:00: Tapestry Opera. Oksana G. See May 24. Also May 30(8:00). ●●3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Sacred Sounds of Latin America. Works by Hidalgo, Lienas, Ramirez and Villa-Lobos. Guest conductor: Elizabeth Anderson. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1695. /; .50(under 30). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Symphony No.7. Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Grieg: Piano Concerto; Griffes: Poem for Flute and Orchestra; Beethoven: Symphony No.7. Jean-Efflam Ishay Shaer piano “Shaer... plays with a differentiated touch, a soul deep articulation and a thrilling phrasing.” Das Orchester May 28, 3pm CELEBRATION OF CANADA! Sunday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m. Metropolitan celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday 35 Hazelton Ave. Jean Coulthard; S. Prokooev; F. Schubert tix: 416.654.0877 Music at Metropolitan with the Metropolitan Choir, Metropolitan Silver Band, children's choirs and more. CANADA 150 Admission free but donations welcome. Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen Street East (at Church Street), Toronto 416-363-0331 (ext. 26) May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017 | 49

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