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Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018

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  • April
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
  • Musical
  • Symphony
  • Arts
  • Performing
  • Choir
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In this issue: we talk with jazz pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo about growing up in Toronto, building a musical career, and being adaptive to change; pianist Eve Egoyan prepares for her upcoming Luminato project and for the next stage in her long-term collaborative relationship with Spanish-German composer Maria de Alvear; jazz violinist Aline Homzy, halfway through preparing for a concert featuring standout women bandleaders, talks about social equity in the world of improvised music; and the local choral community celebrates the life and work of choral conductor Elmer Iseler, 20 years after his passing.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in five 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 57. 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 60. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 61. 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 62. 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 May 1 to June 7, 2018. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Sunday April 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email to listings@thewholenote.com or by using the online form on our website. 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 search for concerts by the zones on this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario Sunday April 1 ●●10:30am: St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto). Easter Sunday Service. Works by Charles Wood, Eleanor Daley and Randall Thompson; Widor: Toccata. Cathedral Brass Quartet; St. Andrew’s Gallery Choir; Dan Bickle, organ. 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x220. Freewill offering. Religious service. the overcoat a musical tailoring MAR 27-APR 14 canadianstage.com ●●1:00: Canadian Stage/Tapestry Opera. The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring. Music by James Rolfe, libretto by Morris Panych. Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-368-3110. and up. Opens Mar 27, 8pm. Runs to Apr 14. Tues/ Wed/Thurs/Sat(8pm), Fri(7pm), Sun(1pm). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:00: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Easter Solemn Evensong & Devotions. Works by Kellyu, Hadley and Willan. Choir of St. Thomas’s Church; Matthew Larkin, organist and director of music; Elizabeth Anderson, assistant organist. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Freewill offering. Religious service. Monday April 2 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Instrumental Masterclass in Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Chorisma. Easter Reflections. A concert of choral music for Easter. Andrew Ascenzo, organ; Gretchen Anner, violin; Karen Ages, oboe; Robert Richardson, conductor; Lona Richardson, accompanist. Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905- 731-8318. Freewill offering. In support of Hill Hospice, Richmond Hill. Tuesday April 3 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Performance students from the UofT Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations A. Concerts in the GTA welcomed. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday: Piano Recital. Peter Regan, piano. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. From the 19th Century. Works by Donizetti, Delibes, Verdi, Wagner and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Toronto Youth Choir Concert. Selections from wellknown oratorios. Guest soloists from University of Toronto’s Oratorio Class. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-932-8666 x231. Donations accepted. ●●8:00: Canadian Stage/Tapestry Opera. The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring. See Apr 1. Also Apr 3, 4, 5, 6(7pm), 7, 13(7pm), 14. Wednesday April 4 ●●11:30am: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Open House: Senior Divisons. The Monkiest King by Marjorie Chan and Alice Ho (rehearsal). Senior Divisions (grades 6-12). First Unitarian Congregation of Ontario, Sutherland Hall, 175 St. Clair Ave. W. 416- 366-0467. Free. Be prepared for some interactive activities as well as watching the CCOC at work. ●●12:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Concert Orchestra. Paul Widner, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Canadian Stage/Tapestry Opera. The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring. See Apr 1. Also Apr 4, 5, 6(7pm), 7, 13(7pm), 14. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Fables: An Evening of Classical and Video Game Music. Piano music for four hands. Works by Ravel, Debussy and Poulenc; improvisations on themes from Final Fantasy, Saga Frontier and Bungo to Alchemist. Cathy Yang and Benyamin Nuss, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 519-774-6988. . Cash only. Thursday April 5 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Beethoven's Cellists. VC2 Cello Duo. 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Asher Ian Armstrong, Piano and Emily Kruspe, Violin. Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann Op.9; Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in G Op.78. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Chamber Strings. Matt Brubeck, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●2:00: Northern District Public Library. Orchardviewers. Sae Yoon Chon, piano; Music Toronto. Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. ●●7:30: Adam Sherkin. Liszt: Pilgrimage. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage Book I S160; Im Rhein, im schönen Strome S272; Die Loreley 44 | April 1 – May 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

S273; Sherkin: Three New Songs “Offers More Than Earthly Meat and Drink”; Sonata No.2 “Cŵn Anwnn”; Sonata No.3 “Elfin Land”; Sunbent (2015). Adanya Dunn, soprano; Adam Sherkin, piano. Glenn Gould Studio, lobby, 250 Front St. W. 416-535-4612. ; (sr); (35 and under). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble: Loss and Reflection. George: Firefly; Bryant: Nothing Gold Can Stay; Morawetz: Memorial to Martin Luther King; Blackshaw: Soulström; Maslanka: Traveler. Shauna Rolston, cello; Gillian Mackay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Guitar Orchestra. Jeffrey McFadden, director. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-978-0491. Free. ●●8:00: Canadian Stage/Tapestry Opera. The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring. See Apr 1. Also Apr 6(7pm), 7, 13(7pm), 14. BACH B-MINOR MASS APR 5–8, 2018 JEANNE LAMON HALL, TRINITY-ST. PAUL’S CENTRE tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach B Minor Mass. Dorothee Mields, soprano; Laura Pudwell, mezzo-soprano; Charles Daniels, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -9. 7pm: pre-concert chat. TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Sibelius Symphony 5 April 5, 7 & 8 Sir Andrew Davis, conductor Ray Chen, violin TSO.CA SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius Symphony 5. Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture; Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Stenhammar: Intermezzo from Sången; Sibelius: Symphony No.5. Ray Chen, violin; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75– 8.00. 6:45pm Free pre-concert performance by The TSO Chamber Soloists. Also Apr 7(7:30pm); 8(3pm George Weston Recital Hall). Friday April 6 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Mozart and Rachmaninoff. Emily Chiang and Young-Ah Bang, piano 4-hands. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Canadian Stage/Tapestry Opera. The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring. See Apr 1. Also Apr 7, 13(7pm), 14. We Sing and Play! Friday, April 6, 8pm With special guests The Toronto Winds Dylan Maddix, Artistic Director Music by Rutter, Chatman, and Matthew Emery 383 Huron Street, Toronto 416-971-9229 www.exultate.net an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Apr 7. ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. We Sing and Play! Guests: Toronto Winds; Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971- 9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Le Trace de Satyr. An evening of classical songs and jazz improvisation. Songs by Rameau, Fauré, Poulenc, Debussy, Satie, Messaien, Barbara, Gainsbourg and Artur H. Marilyn Lerner, piano; Patricia O’Callaghan, vocals; Andrew Downing, bass. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents III: The Music of Ken Aldcroft. Karen Ng, saxophone; and others. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. ; (members). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Bernstein @ 100. Featuring Jamie Bernstein, Wallis Giunta, Sebastian Knauer, and ARC Ensemble. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. The Emperor. Wolf-Ferrari: Serenade; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 “The Emperor”. Stewart Goodyear, piano; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-205-5000. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Small World Music. kLoX. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. . ●●8:00: Summerhill Orchestra. Dvořák in Summerhill. Dvořák: Symphony No.7; Romance for Violin; Telemann: Concerto in D for Trumpet. Victoria Yeh, violin; Eric Adelman, trumpet; Sarah John, conductor. Church of the Messiah, 240 Avenue Rd. 647- 267-0750. PWYC (, or ). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach B Minor Mass. See Apr 5. Also Apr 7, 8(3:30pm), 10(8 pm George Weston Recital Hall) Saturday April 7 ●●2:00: University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Arts, Culture and Media. Afternoon Concert: Spring Awakening. Family-friendly, famous film music. UTSC Concert Band; UTSC String Orchestra. University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Room AC223, 1265 Military Trail. 416-208- 4769. Free. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. Latin American Music Ensemble and Steel Pan Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●7:00: Opera by Request. Handel’s Orlando, In Concert. Kinga Lizon, mezzo (Orlando); Vania Chan, soprano (Angelica); Daniela Agostino, mezzo (Dorinda); Shannon Halliwell-McDonald, mezzo (Medoro); and others; William Shookhoff, music director and piano. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:00: Singing Out. Make Your Own Kind of Music: An Evening Cabaret. 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St. 416-392-6874. ; (adv). Also 9:30pm. Proceeds benefit Singing Out, a registered charity. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Arts, Culture and Media. Evening Concert: Spring Awakening. Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass; Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel. University of Toronto Scarborough Concert Choir. University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, 1265 Military Trail. 416-208- 4769. Free. Meeting Place, Science Wing. ●●7:30: Castle Frank House of Melody. Ga-Ga for Gounod. Songs, duets and arias by Gounod and his contemporaries. Lorna Young, Tricia Haldane, Cara Adams, sopranos; Martha Spence, mezzo; Michael Fitzgerald, baritone. St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416-966-2685. /20(adv). 6:45: showing of mixed media art by Lorette C. Luzajic. ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Joyous Music from Haydn to Poulenc. Haydn: Te Deum; Schubert: Mass in F “German Mass”; Brahms: Vier Quartette Op.92; Poulenc: Gloria. Caroline Corkum, soprano; Henry Renglich, conductor; Carl Steinhauser, piano and organ. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-779-2258. . 6pm: Spring Marketplace. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Piano Showcase. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius Symphony 5. Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture; Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Sibelius: Symphony No.5. Ray Chen, violin; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–8.00. Also Apr 5(8pm); 8(3pm George Weston Recital Hall). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Symphony Orchestra. Freedman: Suite from Oiseaux Exotiques; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919 version). Uri Mayer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Pre-performance chat. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Apr 6. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. The Oh Chays. Folk/Soul/Blues duo. Kelly Authier, vocals; thewholenote.com April 1 – May 7, 2018 | 45

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