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Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017

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  • Toronto
  • Arts
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  • Jazz
  • Festival
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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!).

on period instruments

on period instruments Sunday May 28, 3:00 A. Concerts in the GTA Bavouzet, piano; Nora Shulman, flute; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-598-3375. From .25. Also May 25(2:00) & 27(7:30) at Roy Thomson Hall. ●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. Romancing the Quartet. Mozart: Quartet in G K80; Rowson: new commission; Schubert: Quartet in G D887. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952. ; (sr); (st). On period instruments. TORONTO BACH FESTIVAL ST. MARK PASSION Sun May 28 @ 3:30pm ●●3:30: Toronto Bach Festival. St. Mark Passion BWV247. J.S. Bach (arr. Heighes). Ellen McAteer, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Agnes Zsigovics; Asitha Tennekoon; Brett Polegato; and others; John Abberger, conductor. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-466-8241. ; (sr); (st). Festival runs May 26-28. Festival passes available. ●●3:30: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Sounds of Spring: The Canadian Edition. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Lavallée: The Bridal Rose Overture; Cable: Point Pelee; Wychwood Suite; McIntyre Ranch Country; arr. Greaves: Canadian Folk Song Suite; Campbell: Anne of Green Gables Medley; Smallman: Dodge City. Michele Jacot, artistic director. Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 647-668-8943. ; (sr); (st/child). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Thomas Gonder. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:00: University Settlement Music and Arts School. Chamber Music Concert. Intermediate and advanced adult students perform a casual concert of repertoire for small ensembles. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243/244. Free; donations welcome at the door. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Tribute to Miles Davis. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. In Concert. Emil Viklický, jazz piano; Jirí Labus, narrator. Restaurant Praha, Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). ●●7:00: North Toronto Community Band. Spring Rhythms. Music from Haydn and Holst to big band and show tunes. Cal Dodd, vocals; Danny Wilks, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481- 1978. ; free(under 10). Silent auction and refreshments. ●●7:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Art Battle @ Sing! Toronto - Grand Finale. Live competitive painting event featuring visual artists in collaboration with a cappella performing groups. Element Choir; Beatsync; and Countermeasure. Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. 416-694-6900. . ●●7:30: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Jerusalem of Song. Mattan Klein Quintet. Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst St. 416-789- 3291 x224. ; (st). ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Sea Fever. Works by Beach, Copland, Stanford, Tormis, and others. William O’Meara, piano. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-761-7776. ; (sr/st). Monday May 29 ●●12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays: Bach, Bepop and Gospel! Bill McBirnie, flute; and Bernie Senensky, piano. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521. PWYC. ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Small Concerts: Schubert “Tacitly Speaking” and Beethoven. Schubert: 16 songs from Die schöne Müllerin D795 (transcribed for violin and viola); Beethoven: String Trio in E-flat Op.3. Leslie Dawn Knowles, violin; Gary Labovitz, viola; Britton Riley, cello. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-282-6636. $22; (sr/st). Tuesday May 30 ●●12:00: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Colours of Peace - Global Illuminations. Janmohammed: new work; and other works. Toronto Children’s Chorus; Elise Bradley, conductor. 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. Sophia Anna Szokolay, 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. ●●8:00: Tapestry Opera. Oksana G. See May 24. Wednesday May 31 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Organ Recital. Simon Walker, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Westwood Concerts. Hearing Double. Mendelssohn: Concert Piece No.2 in D Minor Op.114; Poulenc: Sonata for two clarinets; Krommer: Concerto for two clarinets in E-flat Op.91; and works by Scott Joplin and others. Michael Westwood, clarinet; James Petry, clarinet; Megumi Okamoto, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/st). ●●7:00: Schola Magdalena. Songs of the Spirit. Works by Machaut, Hildegard of Bingen, Dufay, Dunstable and Lassus. Stephanie Martin, director. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. Free. Thursday June 1 ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld 2017: Dennis Rollins, Alexis Baro, Battle of Santiago, Sonido Pesao. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). ●●12:00: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: The Empress Dowager. Ensemble Jeng Yi. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First-come, first served. Late seating is not available. ●●12:00: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. Monthly Concert. Big band, swing, jazz and 50 | May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017

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. ●●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. Friday June 2 ●●7:00: Contact Contemporary Music. Feeling Backward. Works by Annette Brosin, Allison Cameron, Julius Eastman, Jerry Pergolesi, Christopher Reiche, and Nephenee Rose. The 519, 519 Church St. 416-902-7010. ; PWYC(18 and under). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Decades Project (1930-1939): Belshazzar’s Feast. Luc Martin: Hero’s Fanfare (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Hindemith: Concert Music for Brass and Strings; Berg: Violin Concerto; Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast. Jonathan Crow, violin; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Huddersfield Choral Society; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. Also June 3(8:00). TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Belshazzar’s Feast June 2 & 3 Sir Andrew Davis, conductor TSO.CA ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld 2017: Rachel Therrien and Cafe Cubano. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416- 588-0307. Free(before 8:00); (after 8:00). ●●7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Workshop. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. AGM 2nd half. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597- 0485. (non-members). Memberships available. Refreshments. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. New Canadian Global Music Orchestra. David Buchbinder, artistic director. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Also broadcast live on the Conservatory’s website. ●●8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. All About That Bass. Guests: Allen Whear, violoncello; Sara-Anne Churchill, harpsichord. Calvin Presbyterian Church, I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE FRIDAY JUNE 2 8PM All About That BASS 26 Delisle Ave. 416-923-9030. ; (sr/st/ underemployed). Saturday June 3 ●●1:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld 2017: Dundas Brass. Rachel Therrien Quartet; Dennis Rollins Quartet; Ricky Franco; Flavia Nacimento and Zeca Polina; and others. Dundas Westfest, 1630 Dundas St. W. 416- 588-0307. Free. ●●4:00: Penthelia Singers. 20th Anniversary Gala Concert and Celebration. Works by Govedas, Sirett, Watson Henderson and Daley. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 647-248-5079. ; (child). Includes after-concert wine and cheese. ●●7:00: Acoustic Harvest. Gala 20th Anniversary Celebration. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-729-7564. (adv). ●●7:00: Continuum Contemporary Music. Four Lands. Doell: New work; Palmer: Quarries. Hussein Janmohamed, Sarah Albu, Johnny Spence, Shifra Cooper, conductors. Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave, #300. 416-924-4945. Admission by donation. Also Jun 4. ●●7:00: Libertas Male Choir. Canada: 150 Years. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 905-522-0001. ; (10-14); free(under 10). Also Jun 7(Ottawa), 8(Kingston), 9(Peterborough), 10(Whitby). ●●7:00: Thornhill Lutheran Church. Ethiopia Reforestation Fundraiser. Bach: Solo Cello Sonata No.1; Schubert: Rondo Brilliant for Violin and Piano; Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2. Andrew Ascenzo, cello; Lona and Bob Richardson, pianos; Paul Helmer, piano; Sebastian Meadows-Helmer, violin. 149 Bay Thorn Dr., Thornhill. 905-889-0873. ; (child). ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Alumni Evening: 50 Years of Favourites. Randall Thompson: Alleluia; Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; MacGillivray: Song for the Mira; Eric Jubilate singers with Village Voices & Men of note present Canada! Featuring MiSSa PaX by Timothy Corlis special guests Michele Jacot clarinet Robert Graham piano & a celebration of Canadian FolkSongS Saturday June 3, 7:30 pm Asbury & West United Church THE ASSOCIATES OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Monday, May 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m. SCHUBERT “TACITLY SPEAKING” and BEETHOVEN Franz Schubert Ludwig van Beethoven 16 songs from Die Schöne Müllerin, D.795, transcribed for violin and viola String Trio in E-flat major, Op.3 Tickets $22, Seniors & Students Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre 427 Bloor St. W. Box Office: 416-282-6636 May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017 | 51

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