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Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018

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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.

Elmer Iseler Singers

Elmer Iseler Singers Lydia Adams, Conductor and Artistic Director Sat. April 14, 2018 7:30 pm Eglinton St. George’s United Church Joyful Sounds A Tribute to Elmer Iseler (1927-1998) 20 years later Details & tickets: (416) 217-0537 www.elmeriselersingers.com QUICKSILVER’S FANTASTICUS April 13 & 14 at 8pm Great seats available for only ! Buy online at TorontoConsort.org ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Quicksilver Presents Fantasticus. Works by Buxtehude, Bertali, Weckmann and Schmeltzer. Guests: Quicksilver Ensemble. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 964-6337. -. Also Apr 14. AT THE AGA KHAN MUSEUM Under the Senegalese Musical Sky FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 8:30PM agakhanmuseum.org ●●8:30: Aga Khan Museum. Four Skies, Four Seasons: Under the Senegalese Musical Sky. Constantinople; Ablaye Cissoko. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. ; (Friends). Includes museum admission. Saturday April 14 ●●2:00: Gallery 345. Chamber Opera for Clarinet and Piano. Works by Mozart, Rossini, Bassi and Weber. Mitchell Yolevsky, clarinet; Madison Ryley Arsenault, vocals; Deena Nicklefork, vocals; Hye Won Lee, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. . Cash only. ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concert. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. Free. Ages 5-12. ●●4:00: Abendmusik at St. John’s Norway. The Wagner Effect. Bruckner: Organ Works; Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von A. Concerts in the GTA Nürnberg; Wolf: Selections from Mörike- Lieder. Jessika Monea, soprano; Matthew Whitfield, organ. St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. 647- 302-2074. Free will offering. Fire, Choir and Desire April 14 | 4PM Church of the Redeemer torontochildrenschorus.com ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Fire, Choir and Desire. Works by Raminsh, Dubra, Brahms and others. TCC’s touring choir. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416- 932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. See Apr 13. Also Apr 22, May 1, 2, 10, 12(4:30pm), 13(2pm), 19(4:30pm). ●●7:00: Kemi Lo. LGBTQ Classical Showcase. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings (selected mvts.); Barber: Adagio for Strings; Britten: Simple Symphony; Corelli: Concerto Grosso in g. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 647-825-3857. ; (st). ●●7:30: St. Michael’s Choir School. Messiah (Part II & III). Handel. Meredith Hall, soprano; Richard Whitall, alto; Simon Honeyman, alto; Michael Colvin, tenor; Joel Allison, bass; Cathedral Schola Cantorum Choir, Men & Boys; Baroque orchestra; Peter Mahon, conductor. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St. 416-397-6367 x6036. M E S S PART I & II H G. F. HANDEL featuring ST. MICHAEL’S CHOIR SCHOOL Saturday, April 14 7:30 p.m. 48 | April 1 – May 7, 2018 thewholenote.com A

suggested donation. ●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. Joyful Sounds: A Tribute to Elmer Iseler - Twenty Years Later. Featuring video projections from Elmer Iseler’s career, assembled by Toronto video technician Edward Mock. Raminsh: World premiere; and favourite choral works of Dr. Elmer Iseler. Robert Aitken, flute; James Campbell, clarinet; Lydia Adams, conductor; David Jaeger, host and producer. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416- 217-0537. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. All Beethoven. Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Violin Romances Nos.1 & 2; Coriolan Overture; Symphony No.5. Blake Pouliot, violin; Earl Lee, RBC resident conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–7.00. Also Apr 15(3pm). ●●8:00: Canadian Stage/Tapestry Opera. The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring. See Apr 1. ●●8:00: Kiran Ahluwalia. Lovefest: Welcome the Stranger. Kiran Ahluwalia, vocalist; Bhai Kabul Singh, vocalist; Souad Masai, singer and songwriter; Abul Gheit Whirling Dervishes of Egypt;. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -. Also Apr 12 (Oakville). ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Goethe Institut. Eve Egoyan: De Puro Amor/En Amor Duro CD Release. De Alvear. Eve Egoyan, piano. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416- 204-1080. /(adv); (st/members). 6:00: Interview with Jim Montgomery. 7:30: Doors open. ●●8:00: Ontario Pops Orchestra. Star Wars and Epic Soundtracks. Music from Star Wars; Theme from Star Trek; Zarathustra (movie 2001: A Space Odyssey); Theme from ET; Theme from Jurassic Park; and other works. Carlos Bastidas, conductor. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. n/a. ; free(under 12 accompanied). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz: The Hot Sardines and Flávia Nascimento. Cabaret from France and Brazil. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Quicksilver Presents Fantasticus. Works by Buxtehude, Bertali, Weckmann and Schmeltzer. Guests: Quicksilver Ensemble. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 964-6337. -. Also Apr 13. ●●9:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Sounds of Senegal. Élage Mbaye, drummer and songwriter. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st/member). Sunday April 15 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles: Forestare Ensemble. Host Joanna leads an interactive concert for young people with a Lindt truffle at the end. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . 3:15pm: main performance. ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. In Concert. Works by Beethoven, Liszt and Carter. Vadim Serebryany, piano. St. Andrew by-the- Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. 416-822-0613. ; (brunch & concert). Also Apr 16(7:30pm, St. George the Martyr Anglican Church). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters: Dianne Werner. Rachmaninov: Corelli Variations; Sonata for piano and cello. Dianne Werner, piano; Andrés Díaz, cello. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . SUNDAY APRIL 15, 2018 | 3 PM FRENCH SALON: a midday in Paris offcentremusic.com ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. French Salon: A Midday in Paris. Performers: Tom Allen, Allison Angelo, Nico Dann, Erica Iris Huang, Elina Kelebeev, and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-6323. ; (sr/st); (young adult); (child). ●●3:00: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto. A Temple Sinai Program: Exploring our Musical Legacy. Demonstration of the refurbished Saville Electronic Organ. Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir; Knox United Church Choir; Cantor Charles Osborne, organ; Marilyn Reesor, organ; Ross Inglis, organ; Cantor Katie Oringel. 210 Wilson Ave. 416-487-4161. Free. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. All Beethoven. Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Violin Romances Nos.1 & 2; Coriolan Overture; Symphony No.5. Blake Pouliot, violin; Earl Lee, RBC resident conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–7.00. Also Apr 14(7:30pm). ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Forestare Ensemble. Lully: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (selections); Vivaldi: Concerto No.2 RV578; Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G BWV1048 (arr. Pilon, Ratelle and Kindle). Twelve guitars and two double basses. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (under 30). 1:15pm: Music and Truffles. ●●3:30: St. Paul’s United Church (Oakville). Encore Series: Broadway By Request. Catherine Arcand-Pinette, soprano; Manuele Mizzi, tenor. 454 Rebecca St., Oakville. 905- 845-3427. ; (under12). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:30: EventBrite - NanBud Productions. Spring Romance. Beethoven: Variations on Rule Britannia; Piano Sonata No.17 “Tempest”; Debussy: Arabesque; L’isle joyeuse; Grieg: Lyric Pieces; other works by Louie and Morel. John Dupuis, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-576-6809. /(adv). ●●7:30: Flute Street. Home From Away. Works by Victoria, Bartók, Piazzolla, Isaac Page and Leonard Cohen. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-462-9498. ; (sr); (st). Cash only. Flute Street TORONTO’S PROFESSIONAL FLUTE CHOIR HOME FROM AWAY April 15, 7:30pm Christ Church, Deer Park Taiko Plus! Sunday April 15 2018 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Taiko Plus! Harman: New Work; Ishii: Mono-Prism; Shi: Concentric Circles; Wilson: Dark Matter. Shannon Mercer, soprano; Nagata Shachu, Japanese taiko drums; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -; -(sr); -(under 30); -(st). 7:15pm: Pre-concert chat. Monday April 16 ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. In Concert. Works by Beethoven, Liszt and Carter. Vadim Serebryany, piano. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-822-0613. . Also Apr 15(2pm, St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church). Tuesday April 17 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Refuge. Romantic and earlymodern art songs that centre on the theme of refuge. Owen McCausland, tenor; Stephen Hargreaves, 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. Organ Concert Sunday, April 15 at 3.00 p.m. An afternoon of concert pieces and choral works, including a demonstration of the newly refurbished organ. With: Don Anderson, President of Phoenix Organs Marilyn Reesor, concert organist and music director at Am Shalom Congregation, Barrie Ross Inglis, organist and music director of Knox United Church Knox United Church Choir Cantor Charles Osborne, Cantor Katie Oringel and the Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir This concert is free and open to the public. www.templesinai.net 210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto T 416.487.4161 • programs@templesinai.net thewholenote.com April 1 – May 7, 2018 | 49

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