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Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario Friday March 1 ●●10:00am: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Snow Queen. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. ; (sr); (st). School preview performance Feb 28(10am, 1pm); Also Mar 1(7:30pm), Mar 2(2pm, 7:30pm), Mar 3(2pm). ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. A Taste of Mardi Gras 2019. Jordan Klapman, Patrick Tevlin, and others. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Canadian Music Centre/Istituto Italiano di Cultura. In Memoriam Silvio Palmieri. Palmieri: Tu M; Ubertelli: DesCoeurs; Berio: Sequenza; Jaeger: Dolce, Presto, Siciliano; Ubertelli: Quartetto 2. Silvia Mandolini, violin; Cobalt String Quartet; Francis P. Ubertelli, composer. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. Free. RSVP at musiccentre.secure.force.com/ ticket/#sections_a0F1P00000sxMToUAM. ●●7:00: Music at St. Andrew’s. Goin’ Back to New Orleans: Mardi Gras 2019. The Tevlin- Klapman All Stars (Patrick Tevlin, trumpet; Jordan Klapman, piano/vocals; Tom Kublics, reeds, Paul Neufeld, sousaphone; Dan Douglas, trombone). St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231 or standrewstoronto.org. -. ●●7:00: Organix Concerts/Canadian International Organ Competition/St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. In Concert. Alcée Chriss, organ. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering ( suggested). ●●7:30: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Snow Queen. See Mar 1. Also Mar 2(2pm, 7:30pm), 3(2pm). ●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. EIS Present The Vancouver Chamber Choir: Music from Sea to Sea - The Farewell Tour. Works by Britten, MacMillan, Gjeilo, Washburn. Elmer Iseler Singers; Vancouver Chamber Choir; Lydia Adams and Jon Washburn, conductors. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); (st). Concert celebrating Jon Washburn’s 48 years as artistic director of VCC. ●●7:30: Kishan Chouhan & Jelena Cingara. Au printemps, de l’hiver: A Classical Music Concert. Tajcevic: Seven Balkan Dances for clarinet trio; Stravinsky: Three Pieces for solo clarinet; Vaughan-Williams: Six Studies in English Folk Song for clarinet and piano; Spohr: Clarinet Concert No.1 in c; Jeanjean: Guisganderie. Kishhan Chouhan, clarinet; Jelenga Cingara, piano; Stuart Mutch, cello. Dunbarton-Fairport United Church, 1066 Dunbarton Rd, Pickering. 647-332-3352. . Also Mar 2, Mar 12(Toronto). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Apollo & Night & The Sea Above, The Sky Below & Paquita. Music by Igor Stravinsky, Matthew Pierce, Ludwig Minkus and Riccardo Drigo, and Gustav Mahler. Julia Adam, Christopher Stowell, Robert Binet, choreographers. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. and up. Runs to Mar 21. Days and times vary; visit national.ballet.ca for details. ●●7:30: Opera York. Don Giovanni. Music by Mozart. Geoffrey Butler, music director; Penny Cookson, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge A. Concerts in the GTA St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -0. Also Mar 3(2pm). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Payadora: Tango and Argentine Folk Music. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin; Drew Jurecka, bandoneon; Robert Horvath, piano; Joseph Phillips, double bass. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or email@example.com. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. DJ Skratch Bastid, DJ Nu-Mark, and Friends. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: York University Department of Music. Improv Soirée. Improvisation in a participatory “open mic” set-up. Casey Sokol, host. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Performers and observers welcome. Saturday March 2 ●●11:00am: University Settlement Music & Arts School. Student Concerts. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416- 598-3444 x243/4. Free. Also 1pm. ●●1:00: Danie Friesen. Blitzkrieg Cabaret. Weill: Mack the Knife, Alabama Song, Bilbao Song, Saga of Jenny, Lost in the Stars and other songs. Danie Friesen, soprano; Hilary June Hart, mezzo; Jackson Welchner and Michael Louis Johnson, baritones. Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. 647-637-7491. at door. Also Mar 9, 16, 23, 30. ●●1:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. Student Concerts. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416-598- 3444 x243/4. Free. Also 11am. ●●2:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Snow Queen. See Mar 1. Also Mar 2(7:30pm), 3(2pm). ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Apollo & Night & The Sea Above, The Sky Below & Paquita. See Mar 1. Also Mar 2(2pm & 7:30pm), 3(2pm), 20(7:30pm), 21(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Snow Queen. See Mar 1. Also Mar 3(2pm). ●●7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra. Folk Melodies. Andrew Chung, conductor. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 647-970- 8057. ; (st). ●●7:30: DAM Concert Opera. Le Comte Ory. Music by Rossini. Caitlin Wood, soprano; Marjorie Maltais, mezzo; Maria Soulis, mezzo; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; Dion Mazerolle, baritone; Clarence Frazer, baritone; director François Racine, stage director/host/narrator; Nicole Bellamy, music director/piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 1-800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Jubilate Singers. Home. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-485- 1988. ; (sr); (st); free(under 13). ●●7:30: Kishan Chouhan & Jelena Cingara. Au printemps, de l’hiver: A Classical Music Concert. Tajcevic: Seven Balkan Dances for clarinet trio; Stravinsky: Three Pieces for solo clarinet; Vaughan-Williams: Six Studies in English Folk Song for clarinet and piano; Spohr: Clarinet Concert No.1 in c; Jeanjean: Guisganderie. Kishhan Chouhan, clarinet; Jelenga Cingara, piano; Stuart Mutch, cello. Dunbarton-Fairport United Church, 40 | March 1 – April 7, 2019 thewholenote.com
1066 Dunbarton Rd, Pickering. 647-332- 3352. . Also Mar 1, Mar 12(Toronto). ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Memories of Louis Jannetta and the Imperial Room. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●7:30: MCS Chorus Mississauga. Mozart’s Legacy. Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass and Salve Regina. MCS Chamber Choir; Virginia Hatfield, soprano; Megan Quick, mezzo; Ryan Downey, tenor; Joel Allison, bass; MCS Chamber Orchestra. First United Church (Mississauga), 151 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga. 905-278-7059. ; (st under 18). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Apollo & Night & The Sea Above, The Sky Below & Paquita. See Mar 1. Also Mar 3(2pm), 20(7:30pm), 21(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: North Wind Concerts. Encircling the World: Flutes. Musical traditions from Canada’s First Nations, China, Iran, Peru and early Western Europe. Deep Ganguly, bansuri (bamboo flute); Kianoush Khalilian, composer/ney; Ernesto Cardeñas, quena & sikus; Dora Wang, dizi & xun; Alison Melville, recorder & traverso. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. bemusednetwork.com/ events/detail/498. ; (sr); (st/ arts). ●●7:30: Oleg Samokhin. In Concert. Beethoven: Sonata f Op.2 No.1; Schumann: Symphonic Etudes Op.13; Schubert: Sonata G Op.78. Oleg Samokhin, piano. St. Luke’s Parish Church, 39 Green Lane, Thornhill. 647-296-6851 or brownpapertickets.com/ event/4056351. -. ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Gesualdo in Holy Week. Gesualdo: Telebrae Responsoria; and works by Gabrieli, Lassus, Marenzio and Palestrina. Peter Mahon, conductor. St. Patrick’s Church, 131 McCaul St. 416-286-9798 or 416- 978-8849; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tallischoir.com/ticketing. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Wajd: Songs of Separation with Performance by Rumi Canada. Whirling dervishes accompanied by traditional Sufi music; screening of the documentary Wajd. 77 Wynford Dr. 416- 646-4677. ; (sr/st); (friends of the museum). Includes same-day Museum admission (redeem at Ticket Desk). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Noa and Mira Awad. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Heavenly Harp. Mahler: Adagietto; Hovhaness: Concerto for Harp and String Orchestra; Mozetich: El Dorado for Harp and Strings; Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony Op.118a. Valerie Milot, harp; Nurhan Arman, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416- 499-0403 or online at sinfoniatoronto.ca. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Convivencia: Music Across Three Faiths. Music from Medieval and Renaissance Spain. Sephardic folk songs, classical Arabic melodies, and Spanish polyphony. Lucas Harris, lute/conductor; Nell Snaidas, guest curator/voice/ guitar; Ronnie Malley, oud/voice; Daphna Mor, recorder/ney/voice; Ben Grossman, percussion. Grace Church on-the- Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). 7:15: Pre-concert chat with Nell Snaidas, Ronnie Malley, & Daphna Mor. Sunday March 3 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Padideh Ararnejad Ensemble and Friends. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). ●●2:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Snow Queen. See Mar 1. ●●2:00: Gallery 345. Music from Marlboro. Haydn: Piano Trio in C; Kodály: Serenade Op.12; Ueno: Duo; Ravel: Piano Trio in a. Robin Scott, violin; Tessa Lark, violin; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Christoph Richter, cello; Zoltán Fejérvári, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781 or eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●2:00: Markham Concert Band. Let’s Dance! Ballet, Waltzes and Swing. Big Band Polka; El Bimbo; Flunky Jim; Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier; and other works. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Apollo & Night & The Sea Above, The Sky Below & Paquita. See Mar 1. Also Mar 20(7:30pm), 21(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●2:00: Opera York. Don Giovanni. Music by Mozart. Geoffrey Butler, music director; Penny Cookson, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -0. Also Mar 1(7:30pm). ●●2:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. Chamber Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416-598- 3444. Free. ●●3:00: Durham Chamber Orchestra. Classics: Past and Present. Beethoven: Romance in F; Paul Alexander: Peggy’s Medicine; Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1; Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suite No.2. The Young Singers; Royce Rich, violin; Carlos Bastidas, conductor. Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Dr., Ajax. 905-493-4277. ; free(under 12). ●●3:00: Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra. Symphonic Classics. Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahm and Dvořák. Living Arts Centre, RBC Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . ●●3:00: Oakville Symphony. Young People’s Concert. Guests: Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra. St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville. 905-815-2021. ; (child/st). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Jan Lisiecki. Chopin: Two Nocturnes Op.55; Schumann: 4 Nachtstücke Op.23; Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit; Rachmaninov: Cinq Morceaux de fantaisie Op.3; Chopin: Nocturne No.19 in e Op.72 No.1; Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in b Op.20. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church. Organ Concert. Hanné Becker, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Spirited Strings: Music for Violin and Guitar. Paganini: Sonata in a for violin and guitar; Rebay: Sonata in e for violin and guitar; Falla: Spanish Dance (arr. Kreisler/Kolk; Suite Populaire Espagnole; Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango; Roux: Soledad. Laurence Kayaleh, violin; Michael Kolk, guitar. Helconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st). ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Perchance to Dream. Music by Ivor Novello. Lynn Isnar, soprano; Caitlin McCaughey, soprano; Cian Horrobin; Eugenia Dermentzis, mezzo; Rosalind McArthur, mezzo; Austin Larusson, baritone; Joshua Clemenger, tenor; Cian Horrobin, tenor; Peter Tiefenbach, music director and piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. ●●3:30: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. WCC at the Oscars. Works by Arlen, Bernstein, Gershwin, Mancini, Silvestri and others. Michele Jacot, conductor. Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 647-292-4204 or wychwoodclarinetchoir.com. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ Music by Bach. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. The Path of Genius. Mozart: Requiem and Solemn Vespers. Talisker Players; Irina Medvedeva, soprano; Sandra Boyes, mezzo; Chris Fischer, tenor; Bruce Kelly, baritone. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-444-7863 or torontoclassicalsingers.ca. . ●●7:00: Jen Howey. Unravel EP Release. Polyrhythmic, indie, neo-classical compositions. Jen Howey, piano, vocals; Alex McMaster, cello; Cindy Smith, vocals. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-297-7527. cash at the door. 6:45pm: doors open; reception follows. ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Male Voices: Masterpieces of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Rheinberger: Mass in F for male choir and organ Op.190; and works by Britten, Elgar, Thompson and R. Strauss. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-761-7776 or victoriascholars.ca. /(adv); (sr/st)/(adv). ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu. Illuminate. Directed by Tony Nguyen. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-978-8849. -. ●●8:00: TO Live. Jazz at the George: Holly Cole. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. -. Monday March 4 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. What Makes It Great?® with Rob Kapilow: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Rob Kapilow, host; U of T Strings. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday March 5 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Le Récital des Anges: Songs of Ian Cusson. Ian Cusson, piano/composer; Marion Newman, mezzo; Marjorie Maltais, mezzo. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Gina Lee, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Singing Our Songs. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●5:30: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. MNjcc Suzuki Alumni Showcase. Collaborative performances from both alumni and faculty. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0 or gretchena@mnjcc. org. Free. ●●7:30: Bach Children’s Chorus and Bach Chamber Youth Choir. Beauty Non-Conforming. Senior members of both choirs. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 416- 431-0790. ; (st). March 5 at 8 pm DANNY DRIVER ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Danny Driver. C.P.E. Bach: Fantasie in f-sharp H300; Schumann: Kreisleriana Op.16; Saariaho: Ballade for Piano; Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Medtner: Sonata No.9 in a. Danny Driver, piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50- ; (st). ●●8:00: TO Live. Habib Koité and Bassekou Kouyaté. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Second City Guide to the Symphony. Colin Mochrie, host; The Second City; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .25-7. Also Mar 6(mat), Mar 6(eve), Mar 7. Wednesday March 6 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Imre Olah, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Second City Guide to the Symphony. See Mar 5. Also Mar 6, 7. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Vegas Breeze. Micah Barnes Quartet. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz: U of T 12tet. Tony Malaby, thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2019 | 41
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