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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.

Crossroads. Humber

Crossroads. Humber Indo-Jazz Collective; Justin Gray, double bass. 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. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Michael Bloss, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Simon Walker, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. All welcome. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Apollo & Night & The Sea Above, The Sky Below & Paquita. See Mar 1. Also Mar 21(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back—In Concert. Music by John Williams. Sarah Hicks, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .90-6.75. Also Mar 21, 22, 23. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Kevin Turcotte, Jim Vivian, Frank Falco, directors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Glenn Gould School Opera: The Magic Flute. Music by Mozart. Royal Conservatory Orchestra; Nathan Brock, conductor; Joel Ivany, stage director. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Also Mar 22. A. Concerts in the GTA The Magic Flute THE GLENN GOULD SCHOOL OPERA 2019 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 & FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 7:30PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance Thursday March 21 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Student Chamber Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Vocal Ensembles. Richard Whiteman, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888 x20054. Free. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Apollo & Night & The Sea Above, The Sky Below & Paquita. See Mar 1. Also Mar 21(7:30pm). ●●6:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Choirs. Mim Adams, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Apollo & Night & The Sea Above, The Sky Below & Paquita. See Mar 1. March 21–24, 2019 Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre tafelmusik.org ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Bach St. Matthew Passion. Hannah Morrison, soprano; Terry Wey, countertenor; James Gilchrist, tenor/Evangelist; Stephan MacLeod, bass-baritone/ Jesus; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Members of the Toronto Children’s Chorus; Masaaki Suzuki, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. and up. Also Mar 22, 23, 24(mat). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back—In Concert. See Mar 20. Also Mar 22, 23. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz: U of T Jazz Orchestra and 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra. Rathbun: The Atwood Suites; and other works. Tim Hagans, trumpet; Andrew Rathbun, composer; Gordon Foote, director, U of T Jazz Orchestra; Jim Lewis, director, 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra; Tony Malaby, saxophone; Terry Promane, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 978-3750. ; (st); free(UofT st). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: York University Jazz Orchestra. Mike Cadó, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●8:00: TO Live. KODO One Earth Tour: Evolution. Taiko drumming. Kodo; directed by Tamasaburo Bando. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -7. Friday March 22 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F Op.10 No.2; Brahms: 7 Fantasien Op.116; Chopin: Barcarolle Op.60. Gregory Millar, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: Delta Blues Guitar Summit. Coffeehouse-style folk music concert. Alfie Smith and Sean Pinchin. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647- 233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Cantabile Chamber Singers. Social Justice. Laura Sgroi: Unheard - Voices of the Children (premiere). Choir and electronics. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 647- 822-5412. ; (st/artsworkers); free(13 and under). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Glenn Gould School Opera: The Magic Flute. Music by Mozart. Royal Conservatory Orchestra; Nathan Brock, conductor; Joel Ivany, stage director. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -60. Also Mar 20. ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Bach: St. Matthew Passion. See Mar 21. Also Mar 23, 24(3:30pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back—In Concert. See Mar 20. Also Mar 23. 2019 Bach Walk on the Danforth Celebrate Bach’s 334th Birthday! SATURDAY, MARCH 23 1:00pm Eastminster United Church 310 Danforth Avenue Organ Recital with Stefani Bedin 2:00pm Danforth Church 60 Bowden St (corner of Danforth) Instrumental Recital with Daniel Bickle and Friends 3:00pm St. Barnabas Anglican Church 361 Danforth Avenue Organ Recital with Konrad Harley Birthday Cake reception at the end of the day Free Admission (donations welcome) Info: 416-489-1551 ext.28 rcco.ca/toronto-on 46 | March 1 – April 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s All About the Tunes. Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.1; Schumann: Piano Concerto in a Op.54; Brahms: Symphony No.3 in F Op.90. Arthur Ozolins, piano; Matthew Jones, conductor. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. 416- 239-5665. ; (sr)/(adv); (st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Hogtown Syncopators: CD release of Rotman’s Hat Shop. Works by Danley and jazz favourites. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. Arturo Sandoval. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -; .95-5.95 (dinner & show package). ●●8:00: Vic Chorus. Spring Concert. Musical Theatre in concert. Selections of musical theatre works from the past 100 years, highlighting each decade. Taylor Sullivan, conductor. Victoria College Chapel (Old Victoria College Building), 73 Queen’s Park Cr. E. 416-585-4521. Free. Saturday March 23 ●●1:00: Danie Friesen. Blitzkrieg Cabaret. See Mar 2. Also Mar 30. ●●1:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists Toronto Centre. Toronto Bach Walk Recital. Stefani Bedin, organ. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-489-1551 x28. Free. Donations welcome. ●●2:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists Toronto Centre. Toronto Bach Walk Instrumental Recital. Daniel Bickle & Friends. Danforth Church, 60 Bowden Ave. 416-489-1551 x28. Free. Donations welcome. ●●2:00: York Harmony Chorus. Death by Chocolate. Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Duncan Dr., Newmarket. 905-616-6436. ; (VIP Golden ticket). ●●3:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists Toronto Centre. Toronto Bach Walk Recital. Konrad Harley, organ. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-489-1551 x28. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Kristjan Randalu. Guest: Winona Zelenka, cello. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or online at eventbrite.ca. ; (sr/st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. OCO’s 35th Anniversary Concert: J.S. Bach’s Complete Brandenburg Concertos. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); (ages 13-19); free(12 and under). ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Bach: St. Matthew Passion. See Mar 21. Also Mar 24(3:30). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back—In Concert. See Mar 20. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. “Give Me Wood and I’ll Make It Sing for You”. Lecture, presentation and concert by guitar maker Grit Laskin. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. lillian. wauthier@gmail.com. /(adv). ●●8:00: Michael Davidson & Dan Fortin. Clock Radio CD Release. Works by Davidson. Michael Davidson, vibraphone; Dan Fortin, bass; Chris Pruden, piano. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-476-5303. . ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Classical Greats: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Beethoven: Prometheus Overture; Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5; Haydn: Symphony No.104 “London”. Yu Kai Sun, violin; Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●8:00: Ontario Pops Orchestra. The British Isles. Traditional: Scotland the Brave; Traditional: Amazing Grace; The Best of The Beatles; Handel: Hornpipe from Water Music; Adkins/Epworth: Skyfall; and other works. Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 647-913-6072. ; (child). ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Fojeba & The Sunshine Band Cameroon War Victims Benefit Concert. Jean-Baptiste Fojeba, vocals and guitar; David Maclean, bass; Wesley Small, drums. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536- 5439. /(adv). Part of the proceeds will be donated to the AYAH Foundation. ●●8:00: Toronto Guitar Society. An Tran from Vietnam. Church of St. Peter and St. Simonthe-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-964-8298. /(adv); /(sr/st adv). ●●9:00: Alliance Française Toronto. Carine au Micro. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (members). Sunday March 24 ●●2:00: The Music Gallery/A Different Booklist/918 Bathurst Centre. History of Bathurst St. Sounds. A Different Booklist, 779 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. Free. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. A Celebration of Faculty of Music Composers. Works by MacMillan, Kuzmenko, Holman and others. MacMillan Singers; Women’s Chamber Choir; David Fallis, Elaine Choir and Lori-Anne Dolloff, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). TorQ Percussion Quartet Concert & All-ages Workshop March 24th Workshop 12:30 p.m. Concert 3:00 p.m. www.kruc.ca ●●3:00: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. TorQ Percussion Quartet. Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake and Daniel Morphy, percussion. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699- 6091. or at torqpercussionconcert. eventbrite.com. 12:30pm: Percussion Workshop (see ETCeteras). ●●3:00: York University Department of Music. York University Concert and Chamber Choirs. Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K.339; Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms (with two pianos). Lisette Canton, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Bach: St. Matthew Passion. See Mar 21. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Spring Jazz at Masaryktown. Joe Musil, piano; Lenka Nováková, singer. Prague Restaurant at Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). ●●7:30: Tranzac Club. Baker-Hess Duo. Improvised music set; Irving: Counting Piece for Larry; Mahler: Repetto Fancies; Baker: ICD-10CM R55. Elizabeth A. Baker, piano, toy piano, electronics; Robert Hess, saxophones, electronics; Olivia Shortt, saxophones. 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137. -; PWYC. ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Grand Slam! Thornborrow: Trompe l’oeil; Ishii: Afro-Concerto; Chin: Cello Concerto. Ryan Scott, percussion; Joseph Johnson, cello; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Starting at Grand Slam! Sunday March 24 2019 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com . 7:15pm pre-concert chat. Monday March 25 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Brass Chamber Ensembles. Jeffrey Reynolds, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Give My Regards to Broadway. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-408- 0208. Free. Tuesday March 26 ●●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 welcome. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The Time of Drumming. U of T Percussion Ensemble; Ensemble BPM. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Wednesday March 27 ●●12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: New Music Ensemble. Matt Brubeck, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: The York University R&B Ensemble. Ron Wrestray, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. All welcome. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz: Vocal Jazz Ensemble with John Oswald. John Oswald, composer and saxophone; Christine Duncan, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ●●8:00: Citadel + Compagnie. Amorous Playlist. Choreography by Social Growl Dance / Riley Sims. Blunt Chunks, solo singer. The Citadel, 304 Parliament St. citadelcie.com. -. Also Mar 28, 29, 30. thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2019 | 47

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