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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.

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Pelimannit; Toronto Finnish Male Singers; Vox Finlandiae; Gail Hakala. Agricola Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. 289-892-4562. . ●●7:00: Vesnivka Choir. Road to Independence. Works by Koshyts and Leontovych. Guests: Canadian Bandurist Capella; Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 246-9880 or 416-763-2197. ; (sr/st). Refreshments. ●●7:30: Aline Homzy. The Smith Sessions Presents Bitches Brew. Female-led jazz and improvised music. Aline Homzy, violin; Anh Phung, flute; Magdelys Savigne, percussion; Emma Smith, bass. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. . ●●7:30: Jubilee United Church. Let’s Go To The Show. Comedy Tonight; Summertime; Lullaby of Broadway; Anything Goes; De- Lovely. Jubilee United Church Choir; Daniel Rubinoff, music director; Christine Petrie; William Petrie. 40 Underhill Dr. 416-726-7015. ; free(youth). ●●7:30: Music On The Donway 2017- 2018 Season. Danny’s 7: Sweet Music We Love To Remember. Nina Richmond. Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway W. 416-444-8444. . ●●7:30: Oakham House Choir Society. Better Is Peace Than Always War. Jenkins: The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace); Fauré: Requiem. Karolina Podalak, soprano; Jeremy Ludwig, baritone; Oakham House Choir; Novi Singers Toronto; Toronto Sinfonietta; Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-960-5551. /(adv); (st); free(under 13). ●●7:30: Oleg Samokhin. In Concert. Mozart: Sonata No.10 in C K.330; Liszt: Five Concert Etudes; Ravel: Miroirs (Reflections); Albeniz: Selection from Suite Espagnole Op.47. Oleg Samokhin, piano. St. Luke’s Parish Church, 39 Green Lane, Thornhill. 1-800-838-3006 or 647-296-6851. (at the door)/-(adv). Also Apr 20 (Etobicoke). ●●7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Die Schöpfung (The Creation). Music by Haydn. Danika Lorèn, soprano; Charles Sy, tenor; Olivier A. Concerts in the GTA Oakham House Choir | Novi Singers Toronto | Toronto Sinfonietta Better Is Peace Than Always War The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Sir Karl Jenkins Requiem by Gabriel Fauré Pax Christi Chorale April 28 Die Schöpfung Laquerre, bass-baritone; Toronto Mozart Players. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. boxoffice@paxchristichorale.org. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Duke Ellington Society. Annual Concert. Martin Loomer and the Wee Big Band. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-239-2683. . ●●8:00: Alejandra Ribera and Alex Cuba. In Concert. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. . ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Lai Crino Duo Recital. Willan: Sonata No.1; Brahms: Violin Sonata No.1; Michael Pepa: Introduction and L’abeille sur la fleur; Schubert: Fantasy for violin and piano in C. Joyce Lai, violin; Erika Crino, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-812-0839. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Healey Willan Singers. Women and Songs IV. Works by women composers and poets; tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. John Stephenson, organ and piano; Ron Ka Ming Cheung, Saturday, April 28 | 7:30pm www.oakhamchoir.ca conductor. Church of St. Martin-in-the- Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Masterworks of Oakville Chorus and Orchestra. Handel’s Samson. Clodagh Earls, soprano; Kyle Engler, mezzo; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Andrew Tees, bass. St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds St., Oakville. 905-399-9732. . Also Apr 29(3pm). Gautier Capuçon with Jérôme Ducros SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 8PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.RCMUSIC.COM/PERFORMANCE ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music/Alliance Française de Toronto. String Concerts: Gautier Capuçon with Jérôme Ducros. Works by Brahms and Rachmaninov; favourite French and Russian works. Gautier Capuçon, cello; Jérôme Ducros, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Beautiful Helen. Music by Jacques Offenbach. Beste Kalender, mezzo; Adam Fisher, tenor; Stuart Graham, baritone; Peter Tiefenbach, conductor; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director; and others. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. - . Also Apr 27(8pm); Apr 29(3pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Bernstein’s Candide (1993 concert version). Tracy Dahl, soprano (Cunegonde); Judith Forst, mezzo (The Old Lady); Nicholas Phan, tenor (Candide); Richard Suart, baritone (Pangloss & others); Members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Bramwell Tovey, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–8.00. Also Apr 26. Sunday April 29 ●●1:30: Jacqueline Teh/Alexa Belgrave. In Concert. Jacqueline Teh, vocals; Alexa Belgrave, piano. Seicho-No-Ie Toronto, 662 Victoria Park Ave. 416-690-8686. ; (st); free(under 12). Bring a non-perishable item for the Daily Bread Food Bank. ●●3:00: Echo Women’s Choir. I’ll Be Your Refuge. Featuring songs of Canada, social justice and good fun. Valverde: Despertemos (premiere); Chvostek: I’ll Be Your Refuge; All Have Some; Hemsworth: Black Fly Song; Guest: Leela Gilday: stories and songs of the Dene people. Alan Gasser, conductor; Annabelle Chvostek, mandolin/conductor; Becca Whitla, piano/conductor. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-779-5554. /(adv); (sr/child/unwaged). ●●3:00: Izabella Budai/Maria Dolnycky. Sounds of the Forest: Celebrating Spring with Melodies of Eastern Europe. Works by Weinberg, Gubaidulina, Taktakishvili, Kolodub, Schoenfield and others. Izabella Budai, flute; Maria Dolnycky, piano. Hart House, East Common Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-994- 4445. ; (st); free(under 12). ●●3:00: Masterworks of Oakville Chorus and Orchestra. Handel’s Samson. Clodagh Earls, soprano; Kyle Engler, mezzo; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Andrew Tees, bass. St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds St., Oakville. 905-399-9732. . Also Apr 28(8pm). ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Beautiful Helen. Music by Jacques Offenbach. Beste Kalender, mezzo; Adam Fisher, tenor; Stuart Graham, baritone; Peter Tiefenbach, conductor; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director; and others. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. - . Also Apr 27, 28 (both 8pm). on period instruments Viva Vienna! April 29 supported by ●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. Viva Vienna! Rapoport: new work; Beethoven: Quartet in a Op.132. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952. ; (sr); (st). On period instruments. ●●3:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. This Thirsty Land. Music by Leonard Enns. Guests: This Thirsty Land April 29, 2018 3:30pm www.orpheuschoirtoronto.com 416-530-4428 54 | April 1 – May 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

DaCapo Chamber Choir; Orpheus Chamber Ensemble. Robert Cooper, conductor; Edward Moroney, accompanist. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-530-4428. (family); (adult); (sr); (st). I SAW ETERNITY APRIL 29 amadeuschoir.com ●●4:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. I Saw Eternity. Works by Whitacre, Daley, Janmohamed, Chatman, Gjeilo and others. Naomi Barron, cello; Lydia Adams and Joan Andrews, conductors; Shawn Grenke, conductor and piano. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (under 30). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:00: Royal York Road United Church. Hymn Festival and 75th Anniversary Concert. Bach: St. Anne Prelude and Fugue; Vaughan Williams: O How Amiable; Ziegenhauls: You Shall Have A Song. Choirs of Royal York Road United; Runnymede United Senior Choir. Guests: Christopher Dawes, organ; guest instrumentalists. 851 Royal York Rd. 416-231- 9401. Free. ●●4:00: St. George’s on-the-Hill. Bach and Beyond. Choral works by Bach, Brahms, Haydn, Gounod, Lauridsen and others. Choir of St. George’s on-the-Hill; Karen Rymal, conductor. 4600 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke. 416- 239-2341. Free. Reception to follow. ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music/Small World Music. World Music: Crosscurrents (Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland). Zakir Hussain, tabla; Dave Holland, bass; Chris Potter, saxophone; Shankar Mahadevan, vocals; Louis Banks, piano; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Symphonic Fairy Tales. Suk: Pohádka Fairy Tale Suite; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. Denis Mastromonaco, conductor; Corey Gemmell, violin. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -; -(sr); (youth); (15 and under); 0(family). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Not the Music Featuring Joe McPhee + Mercury Duo. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080. /(adv); (members). Tuesday May 1 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. See Apr 13. Also May 2, 10, 12(4:30pm), 13(2pm), 19(4:30pm). Wednesday May 2 ●●12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Sharon L. Beckstead, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. See Apr 13. Also May 10, 12(4:30pm), 13(2pm), 19(4:30pm). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Magisterra Soloists. String Chamber Works. Verdi: Quartet in e; Bruckner: Quintet in F. Annette-Barbara Vogel, violin; Mikela Witjes, violin; Jordan Clayton, violin; Matt Antal, viola; Ethan Filner, viola; Joel Tangjerd, cello. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; 10(st). Cash only. TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Mozart & Bruckner May 2 & 3 Peter Oundjian, conductor Leon Fleisher, piano TSO.CA SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart & Bruckner. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K414; Bruckner: Symphony No.8 in c (ed. Hawkshaw) (Canadian premiere). Leon Fleisher, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. .75–8.00. 7:15: pre-concert chat with Tom Allen, North Lobby. Also May 3(2pm), 6(2:30pm, Montreal), 7(8pm, Ottawa). Thursday May 3 ●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. In Concert. Big Band swing, jazz, film scores, classical favourites and military marches. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346- 3910. . Coffee and snacks provided. ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Cellodrama! Barrière: Sonata for 2 cellos in G; Penderecki: Capriccio per Siegfried Palm for solo cello; Morlock: The Violet Hour for 4 cellos; Bach: Chaconne from Violin Partita in D Minor BWV1004; Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody; and others. Simon Fryer, Ariel Barnes, Minna Rose Chung, David Hetherington, Paul Marleyn, Katie Schlaikjer, Paul Widner, Thomas WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO MAY 3, 2018 | 1.30 PM CELLODRAMA! Simon Fryer, cello, with seven guest cellists and special guest Sarah Slean, soprano 416-923-7052 wmct.on.ca Wiebe, cellos; Sarah Slean, soprano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart & Bruckner. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K414; Bruckner: Symphony No.8 in c (ed. Hawkshaw) (Canadian premiere). Leon Fleisher, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. .75–8.00. Also May 2(8pm), 6(2:30pm, Montreal), 7(8pm, Ottawa). ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Presents: Charm of Finches. Rose Bolton: To the Birds and Animals of the World; Hetu: Serenade (arr. Sean King); Esko Maimets: Infinite Blue Heights; DENIS MASTROMONACO MUSIC DIRECTOR & C O N D U C T O R Ubertelli: In Limene Coelorum; Charke: Raga Terah. Laura Chambers; Tristan Durie; Terry Lim; Amelia Lyon; Katherine Watson. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. /(adv); (st); /(adv)(CMC members/arts workers). ●●7:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Vocal Academy Recital. TCC’s Vocal Academy members showcase their skills following a year of study with Dr. Darryl Edwards. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-932-8666 x231. Donations accepted. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Anna Bolena. See Apr 28. Also May 5, 8, 11, 16, 20(2pm), 24, 26. BEETHOVEN PASTORAL SYMPHONY MAY 3–6, 2018 KOERNER HALL, TELUS CENTRE tafelmusik.org thewholenote.com April 1 – May 7, 2018 | 55

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