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Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018

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  • April
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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.

●●8:00: Tafelmusik.

●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Beethoven Pastoral Symphony. Beethoven: Concerto for violin in D Op.61; Symphony No.6 in F Op.68 “Pastoral”. Bruno Weil, guest director; Elisa Citterio, violin soloist; Jeanne Lamon, concertmaster; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -3. 7pm: pre-concert chat. Post-concert talkback after the show. Also May 4, 5, 6(3:30pm). Friday May 4 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit; Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata. Andrew Fu, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. Friday, May 4, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 A. Concerts in the GTA Great Artist Music Series presents James Campbell, with Cameron Crozman & Leopoldo Erice clarinet, cello, piano ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Great Artist Music Series: James Campbell and Friends. Beethoven: Trio for clarinet, cello, piano; Ravel: Habanera; Fauré: Sicilienne, Papillon; Saint-Saens: The Swan; Brahms: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano. James Campbell, clarinet; Leopoldo Erice, piano; Cameron Crozman, cello. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). 7:30: doors open. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Art of the Piano: Satoko Inoue. Works by Kondo Hoshiya, Shibuya and Watanabe; Jamieson: new work (premiere). 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; 10(st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Beethoven Pastoral Symphony. See May 3. Also May 5, 6(3:30pm). ●●8:00: TTSS Musical Theatre Ensemble. Big City, Big Songs: A Musical Theatre Revue. Songs by Porter, Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber in a relaxed cabaret show. Linda Eyman, director. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. 416-975-8555. -. Also May 5. Saturday May 5 ●●1:30: Oakville Choir for Children and Youth. Journeys in Song. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (under 13). Also 4:30pm. ●●2:30: Bel Canto Singers. Silver Anniversary Concert: Can’t Stop Singing. Adams: We Rise Again; Maschwitz & Sherwin: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square; Les Misérables Medley (arr: Lojeski); MacGillivray: Song for the Mira; Rogers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Music; and other works. Leanne Piller, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, accompaniment. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-265- 7586. ; free(child). Also 7:30. ●●3:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Fire and Ice. Finale to TCC’s 40th anniversary concert season. Music reflecting the diversity of Canada. Works by Kuzmenko, Henderson, Adams, Telfer and others. Winona Zelenka, cello; Stan Klebanoff, trumpet; Elise Bradley, conductor. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-932-8666 x231. .50-.50. ●●4:30: Oakville Choir for Children and Youth. Journeys in Song. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (under 13). Also 1:30pm. ●●7:00: Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto. Sarod and Vocal Recital. Pandit Partho Sarothy, sarod; Vidushi Shruti Sadolikar, vocalist. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-276-5616 or 647-521-3816. ; (member); (st). ●●7:30: Annex Singers. North by Northeast. Contemporary choral music by Scandinavian and Baltic composers. Dobrogosz: Jazz Mass; works by Gjeilo, Pärt, Ešenvalds, Miškinis and others. Maria Case, director. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-968-7747. ; (sr/st); free(8-12). ●●7:30: Bel Canto Singers. Silver Anniversary Concert: Can’t Stop Singing. Adams: We Rise Again; Maschwitz & Sherwin: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square; Les Misérables Medley (arr: Lojeski); MacGillivray: Song for the Mira; Rogers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Music; and other works. Leanne Piller, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, accompaniment. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-265- 7586. ; free(child). Also 2:30. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Anna Bolena. See Apr 28. Also May 8, 11, 16, 20(2pm), 24, 26. ●●7:30: Cantemus Singers. Songs for Young Elizabeth. Fayrfax: O Lux beata Trinitas; Sheppard: In pace in idipsum; Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah; Blessed are those that are undefiled; Mundy: O Lord, the Maker of all things; and works by Cornysh. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-578-6602. ; free(under 12). Also May 6(mat, Church of the Holy Trinity). ●●7:30: Espressivo Singers. Where There Is Love: Celebrating 10 Years of Espressivo Singers. Mechem: Sing All Ye Joyful Op.55 No.1; Leland/White (arr. Coolen): Morning Trumpet; Debussy (arr. Raines): Nuit d’étoiles; L’Engle/Gawthrop: Mary Speaks Madeleine; Jenkins: Adiemus from Songs of Sanctuary; Jasperse: VoiceDance. St. George’s Memorial Church, 51 Centre St. S., Oshawa. 905-686-6299. ; (under 13). ●●7:30: Mississauga Festival Youth Choir. Generations. Rutter: Mass of the Children. Mississauga Festival Choir; Mississauga Festival Youth Choir; Resonance; Raising Voices; orchestra. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905- 306-6000. ; (sr/child 12 and under). Fire and Ice A Special 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Featuring Winona Zelenka (cello) and surprise guests What is our life? May 5, 7:30pm, Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields Opus 8 brings you the existential choral ponderings of Howells, Britten, Whitacre, Gombert, Gibbons, and more. Entry is pay-what-you-can-afford. Join us for a free post-concert reception Saturday, May 5 | 3pm | Toronto Centre for the Arts Tickets: Toronto Centre for the Arts Box Office (in person) & Ticketmaster (phone & online) 56 | April 1 – May 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

The entire MFC family of choirs! SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 7:30PM mfchoir.com ●●7:30: Music at St. Andrew’s. For King and Country: 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I. Tony Quarrington & Friends: Mary Lous Fallis, soprano; Allison Angelo, soprano; Stuart Laughton, trumpet; Arthur Renwick, dobro; James Gordon, guitar. With dramatic readings, big-screen A/V show, and displays of Vimy Cross and war artifcats. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. . CD launch. ●●7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Concerto Competition Grand Prize Winners Concert. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); (st); free(12 and under). Also May 6(3pm, St. Simon’s Anglican Church). ●●7:30: Opus 8. What Is Our Life? Choral music that asks the eternal questions of the human condition. Works by Gibbons, Howells, Josquin, Gombert and Bach. Opus 8 Choral Octet. Church of St. Martin-in-the- Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 647-233-5803. PWYC. Reception following concert. ●●7:30: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. Dreamsongs. Gjeilo: Dreamweaver (Canadian premiere); Song of the Universal (Toronto premiere); and works by Daley, Sirett, Penfound, Hawley, and others. Ellen McAteer, soprano; Jason Fowler, guitar; VOCA Chamber Strings; Jenny Crober, conductor; Elizabeth Acker, accompanist. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-947-8487. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Ambiance Singers. Annual Charity Concert. Jazz standards, blues, country, pop, show tunes and gospel songs. Guest: Ori Dagan; Danny McErlain, conductor. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. .50; .75(12 and under). Net proceeds to The Journey. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. John Cage: Duos for Piano and Violin. Satoko Inoue, piano; Clemens Merkel, violin. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; 10(st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents IV: Pursuit Grooves + 2nd Son + Naman Cale. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080. ; (members). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. SongBird North (Music Mix). Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Flights of Fantasy. Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio; Bisson: Epitaph, Concert Piece for String Quartet; Mahler: Symphony No.4. Odin String Quartet; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. www.spo.ca. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Beat It! Ryan Scott, percussion. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. 416-975-8555. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Beethoven Pastoral Symphony. See May 3. Also May 6(3:30pm). Sunday May 6 ●●2:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. Ensemble! With Adleisia. Holst: Hymn to Vena; Fauré: Les Berceaux; Holst: Ave Maria; Henderson: Come Ye Makers of Song; Verdi: Laudi Alla Vergine. Guests: Adleisia Women’s Choir. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-978-8849. ; (sr/under 35); (st). ●●2:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Handel’s Heroines. Opera arias by Handel for soprano; and other works. Vania Chan, lyric coloratura soprano; Rezan Onen- Lapointe and Jimin Shin, baroque violins; Rebecca Morton, baroque cello; David Podgorski, harpsichord. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 647-779-5696. /(adv); (st). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes. Sara Daneshpour, piano. Medalist from the International Artur Rubinstein Competition. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket. Vandikas Family. Instrumental group of six. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: 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. La Maison Symphonique, 1600 St Urbain St., Montreal. 514-842-2112. .75–8.00. Also May 2(8pm), 3(2pm), 7(8pm, Ottawa). ●●3:00: Cantemus Singers. Songs for Young Elizabeth. Fayrfax: Fayrfax: O Lux beata Trinitas; Sheppard: In pace in idipsum; Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah; Blessed are those that are undefiled; Mundy: O Lord, the Maker of all things; and works by Cornysh. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-578-6602. ; free(under 12). Also May 5(eve, Trinity College Chapel). ●●3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Concerto Competition Grand Prize Winners Concert. St. Simon’s Anglican Church (Oakville), 1450 Litchfield Rd., Oakville. 905- 483-6787. ; (sr); (st); free(12 and under). Also May 5(7:30pm, St. John’s United Church). ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church. Organ Recital. Sarah Svendsen, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. ●●3:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Celebration of Composer C.H.H. Parry. Parry: anthems, hymns, and other choral and instrumental selections. Guests: chamber orchestra; Junction Trio. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. PWYC. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Beethoven Pastoral Symphony. See May 3. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. Music of Transcendence. Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem. Lesley Bouza, soprano; Matthew Zadow, baritone; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Guests: Talisker Players Orchestra. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-444- 7863. . ●●7:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Chip & His Dog and All The King’s Men. Music by Gian Carlo Menotti and John Anthony Bennett. Canadian Youth Opera Chorus; Teri Dunn, music director; Autumn Smith, stage director. York University, Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre, 4700 Keele St. 416-366-0467. ; (sr/st); (under 6). Monday May 7 ●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. Get Music! Educational Gala. Toronto secondary school guest choirs; Lydia Adams, conductor, mentor and clinician. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-217-0537. ; (st). Educational Outreach Initiative in memory of John C. Bird. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Alliston, Barrie, Belleville, Cambridge, Cambridge, Campbellcroft, Cobourg, Elmira, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, New Hamburg, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orangeville, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Peterborough, St. Catharines, St. Catharines, St. Jacob's, Stratford, Waterloo, Windsor. Tuesday April 3 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Piano and guitar students from the Department of Music. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905- 688-0722. Free. ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. The University Wind Ensemble. Zoltan Kalman, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (child); (eyeGo); free(Brock students). Wednesday April 4 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Daniel Johnston and Bear Creek Students. Hi- Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. The University String Orchestra. George Cleland, conductor. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (child); (eyeGo); free(Brock students). ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Symphonic Band: Song and Dance. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot Sat. May 5 7:30PM St. Andrew’s Church King & Simcoe St., Toronto Tickets ADVANCE TICKETS & GROUP DISCOUNTS standrewstoronto.org for King a n Country d Songs about Canadians in the First World War World Premiere by TONY QUARRINGTON & FRIENDS thewholenote.com April 1 – May 7, 2018 | 57

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