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Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019

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Something Old, Something New! The Ide(a)s of March are Upon Us! Rob Harris's Rear View Mirror looks forward to a tonal revival; Tafelmusik expands their chronological envelope in two directions, Esprit makes wave after wave; Pax Christi's new oratorio by Barbara Croall catches the attention of our choral and new music columnists; and summer music education is our special focus, right when warm days are once again possible to imagine. All this and more in our March 2019 edition, available in flipthrough here, and on the stands starting Thursday Feb 28.

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saxophone; Terry Promane, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. ; (st); free(UofT st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Second City Guide to the Symphony. See Mar 5. Also Mar 7. ●●8:30: Mosaic Canadian Vocal Ensemble. Pre-Holy Land Tour Concert. Works by Ronan, Alcaraz, Roth, Elderbin, Levine and Lauridsen. Members of St. Michael’s Choir School Alumni. Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680. Free-will offering accepted. Thursday March 7 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: DMA Competition Winner - Jialiang Zhu, Piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Trio Dell’Aria CD RELEASE CELEBRATION Thurs. March 7, 7pm A. Concerts in the GTA 918 Bathurst St. 416-404-1080. ; (sr/ st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Farruquito. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. Also Mar 8. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Second City Guide to the Symphony. See Mar 5. Friday March 8 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Liszt: Sonata in b; and works by Scarlatti and Hétu. David Potvin, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Aspirare Vocal Collective. Reflection & Hope: Howells Requiem. Howells: Requeim; Stanford: The Blue Bird; Vaughan Williams: Silence and Music; Jackson: Ite Missa Est; Moody: Words of the Angel and others. Asitha Tennekoon, artistic director. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. 647-967-0603. -. Self-select pricing, choose price you can afford. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. See Mar 8. Also Mar 9(2pm & 7:30pm), 10(2pm & 7:30pm), 12(7:30pm), 13(7:30pm), 14(7:30pm), 15(7:30pm), 16(2pm & 7:30pm), 17(2pm). ●●7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Raising Her Voice. Works by Olson, Donkin, Gimon, Forget and other female composers. Orpheus Chamber Ensemble; Robert Cooper, artistic director; Edward Moroney, accompanist. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-530-4428. ; (sr); (under 30). ●●7:30: Toronto Heliconian Club. Famous Queens, Heroines and Fallen Women. Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for flute quintet (arr. Wye); Monteverdi: Disprezzata Regina from Coronation of Poppea; Tchaikovsky: Adieu forêt from Jeanne d’Arc; Copland: Heart, We Will Forget Him; Saint-Saens: Ma coeur s’ouvre à ta voix from Samson et Dalila; and other works. Caitlin Holland, soprano; Paula Arciniega and Maria Soulis, mezzos; Suzanne Yeo and Lisa Tahara, piano; and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 781-2009. ; free(under 13 accompanied by a paying adult). ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Hot Brown Honey. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. -. Also Mar 9. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Farruquito. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. Also Mar 7. ●●8:00: Ton Beau String Quartet. A Little Night Music. Braid: Liu Yang Rhapsody; Joya Variations, Sgroi: String Quartets Nos.1 & 2. David Braid, piano; Ton Beau String Quartet. Agricola Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. 647-525-3161. ; (st/arts worker); free(under 12). 10% of proceeds from ticket sales go to Sistema Toronto. 2018-2019: The Colours of Early Music FOUR QUARTERS OF JERUSALEM MARCH 8 & 9 at 8pm triodellaria.com Tickets starting at $ 26! TorontoConsort.org ●●7:00: Trio Dell'Aria. Memories of Places Past. Spohr: Six German Songs Op.103; Horvat: Memory of a Place Past St. Joe’s; Colin Eatock: Ashes of Soldiers. Kripa Nageshwar, soprano; Michael Westwood, clarinet; Ruta Vaivade, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-843-9274. . ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Music by Joby Talbot. Christopher Wheeldon, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. and up. Opens Mar 7, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 17. Tues-Sun(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). Note: only 2pm on Mar 17. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Avataar. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan/Music Gallery. 35 years of Canadian Gamelan. Gilles Tremblay: L’arbre du Borobudur; Peter Hatch: New Diggs; Estelle Lemire: Materia Prima; Rengga Renggi; Bourhan Sukarma; Babalen; and Ade Suparman. Genevieve Grenier, ondes Martenot; Gregory Ho, conductor. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, Project 1: Howells Requiem Trinity College Chapel 6 Hoskin Ave Toronto Tickets at www.aspirarevocal.com ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Four Quarters of Jerusalem. Celebrating the diversity of the city of Jerusalem with music from the Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian quarters. Music for oud, kahun and chalumeau. Guests: Rose of the Compass. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. Also Mar 9. Saturday March 9 ●●1:00: Danie Friesen. Blitzkrieg Cabaret. See Mar 2. Also Mar 16, 23, 30. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. See Mar 8. Also Mar 9(7:30pm), 10(2pm & 7:30pm), 12(7:30pm), 13(7:30pm), 14(7:30pm), 15(7:30pm), 16(2pm & 7:30pm), 17(2pm). ●●2:00: Tirgan Nourouz Festival. Bird Dance. Persian flamenco singer Farnaz Ohadi and Magresh Ensemble. Persian poetry with Flamenco guitar, santur, cajon, bass, and flamenco dance. Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-682-6736. -. ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). BIRD DANCE Persian Flamenco MARCH 9, 2PM MARCH 10, 6PM tirgan.ca ●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Other Neapolitan Masters. Leonardo Leo: Cello Concerto and other works. Ariel Harwood-Jones, soprano; Valeria Kondrashov, mezzo; Erika Nielsen, cello; Musicians on the Edge. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331 x26. ; (18 and under). ●●7:30: Music on Main. In Concert. Schumann: Dichterliebe; Tchaikovsky: Selections from Eugene Onegin; and other works. Samuel Chan, baritone; Lauren Margison, soprano; Vlad Soloviev, piano. Trinity United Church (Newmarket), 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. 905-895-4851. ; (st). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. See Mar 8. Also Mar 10(2pm & 7:30pm), 12(7:30pm), 13(7:30pm), 14(7:30pm), 15(7:30pm), 16(2pm & 7:30pm), 17(2pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Cristina Pisani, soprano (Cio- Cio-San); Corey Arnold, tenor (Pinkerton); Norman E. Brown, baritone (Sharpless); Alexandra Beley, mezzo (Suzuki); Colin Frotten, tenor (Goro); and others; Claire Harris, conductor and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Shostakovich Symphony 5. Abigail 42 | March 1 – April 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

Richardson-Schulte: GO! for Orchestra; Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp, K297c; Shostakovich: Symphony No.5. Kelly Zimba, flute; Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, harp; Gemma New, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also Mar 10(mat). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Theatre of Early Music: Israel in Egypt. Music by Handel. Musicians from Tafelmusik, Choir of the Theatre of Early Music; University of Toronto Schola Cantorum; Collegium Musicum; Charles Daniels, tenor; Jeanne Lamon and Daniel Taylor, conductors. St. Patrick’s Church, 131 McCaul St. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Hot Brown Honey. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. -. Also Mar 8. ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Subscription Concert #4. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Erik Kreem: Waltz. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. -; -(sr/ st); free(under 12). 7:15: Pre-concert talk. www.cathedralbluffs.com. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Song- Bird North. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Four Quarters of Jerusalem. Celebrating the diversity of the city of Jerusalem with music from the Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian quarters. Music for oud, kahun and chalumeau. Guests: Rose of the Compass. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. Also Mar 8. Sunday March 10 ●●1:00: Jordan Paul. Lowell Whitty. Ken McDonald, bass; Harley Card, guitar; Lowell Whitty, drums. Opticianado, 2919 Dundas St. W. 416-604-2020. Free. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. See Mar 8. Also Mar 10(7:30pm), 12(7:30pm), 13(7:30pm), 14(7:30pm), 15(7:30pm), 16(2pm & 7:30pm), 17(2pm). ●●2:30: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Virtuoso Baroque. Challenging music of the Baroque era. Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach: Jesu Meine Freude. Helson Gallery, Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre, 9 Church St., Halton Hills. 905-873-9909. . ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Shostakovich Symphony 5. Abigail Richardson-Schulte: GO! for Orchestra; Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp, K297c; Shostakovich: Symphony No.5. Kelly Zimba, flute; Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, harp; Gemma New, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also Mar 9. ●●4:00: Mosaic Canadian Vocal Ensemble. Tenebrae. A cappella liturgical service with responsories and scripture reflecting the sorrow of Holy Week. Members of St. Michael’s Choir School Alumni. St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 277 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke. 416-571-3680. Free-will offering accepted. Religious service. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Church. Mediaeval Songs from Northern Italy. Choral Evensong for the First Sunday in Lent. Katherine Hill, soprano SUN 10 MARCH AT 4 Choral Evensong plus refreshments and at 5 MEDIÆVAL SONGS FROM NORTHERN ITALY Praise songs from 13 th and 14 th C. Florence and Cremona with Katherine Hill Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor Saturday March 9, 2019 8 pm THE RITE OF SPRING STRAVINSKY’S MASTERPIECE DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Estonian-Canadian composer ERIK KREEM Waltz (Premiere) TICKETS: from ( student/senior; children under 12 are free) ORDER ONLINE cathedralbluffs.com BY PHONE 416.879.5566 P.C. Ho Theatre 5183 Sheppard Ave East subscription (1 block east of Markham Rd), Scarborough cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566 concert 4 and viola da gamba(5pm). St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. 4pm: Choral evensong followed by light refreshment. 5pm: Katherine Hill performs music from 13th and 14th century Florence and Cremona. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Amanda Tosoff Quartet. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●6:00: Tirgan Nourouz Festival. Bird Dance. Farnaz Ohadi and Magresh Ensemble. See Mar 9(2pm). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. See Mar 8. Also Mar 12(7:30pm), 13(7:30pm), 14(7:30pm), 15(7:30pm), 16(2pm & 7:30pm), 17(2pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Monteverdi and the Glory of Venice. Works by Monteverdi. Schola Cantoruml; Collegium Musicum; Charles Daniels, tenor; David Fallis, conductor. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). Monday March 11 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Nathalie Paulin, Soprano and Steven Philcox, Piano. Messiaen: Chants de Terre et de Ciel. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday March 12 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Hidden Treasures. Nuné Melik, violin; Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano. 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: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the UofT Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. ●●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 SAT., MARCH 9 at 7:30pm Pergolesi’s STABAT MATER and other Neapolitan Masters with Ariel Harwood-Jones, soprano and Valeria Kondrashov, mezzo-soprano Instrumentalists include Musicians on the Edge also featuring Erika Neilsen in Leonardo Leo’s Cello Concerto in D major ADMISSION 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. Helconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-332- 3352. . Also Mar 1, 2(Pickering). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. See Mar 8. Also Mar 13(7:30pm), 14(7:30pm), 15(7:30pm), 16(2pm & 7:30pm), 17(2pm). Wednesday March 13 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Express: For Kids! Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio. Union Station (West Wing), 65 Front St. W. 416-363-6671. Free. No ticket required. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Conrad Gold, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. All welcome. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. See Mar 8. Also Mar 14(7:30pm), 15(7:30pm), 16(2pm & 7:30pm), 17(2pm). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Chamber Choir. Works by Bach, Finzi, Lang, LeJeune, Mendelssohn, Paulus and others. Lisette Canton, conductor; Edward Moroney, piano. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Thursday March 14 ●●11:00am: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Cuban Ensemble. Rick Lazaar, Anthony Michelli, directors. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 5888 x20054. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Opera for All Ages. Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio. 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Viola For more information, contact Dr. Patricia Wright at patriciaw@metunited.org or 416-363-0331 ext. 26. MetUnited Music 56 Queen Street East, Toronto www.metunited.org MetUnitedMusic thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2019 | 43

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