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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.

●●8:00: Toronto

●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Schubert and Bruckner. Schubert: Symphony No.8 “Unfinished”; Bruckner: Symphony No.9. Günther Herbig, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Mar 28. Thursday March 28 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Winners’ Recital. Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize in Song and Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky Prize i Accompanying. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Piano Showcase. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Symphony Orchestra. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/ A. Concerts in the GTA st). ●●8:00: Citadel + Compagnie. Amorous Playlist. See Mar 27. Also Mar 29, 30. ●●8:00: Jazz Bistro. Payadora. Tango and Argentine folk music. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin, vocals; Drew Jurecka, bandoneon, violin; Robert Horvath, piano; Joe Phillips, bass. 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Schubert and Bruckner. Schubert: Symphony No.8 “Unfinished”; Bruckner: Symphony No.9. Günther Herbig, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Mar 27. Friday March 29 ●●12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: York University Classical Guitar Ensemble. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Schumann, Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op.26; and works by Rameau, Debussy and Rachmaninoff. Matthew Li, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●1:00: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre/Bernard Betel Centre/Healthy at Home. Celebrating Shabbat in Song. Jewish-themed concert featuring a participatory Shabbat ceremony, challah and traditional treats. Chazzan Paula Wolfson; Giustin MacLean, accompanist. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0 or lisar@mnjcc.org. Free. ●●1:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Woodwind Chamber Ensembles. Eric Hall, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Glancing Back, Looking Ahead. Operatic scenes. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (st). ●●7:00: Leaside United Church. Variety Show. 822 Millwood Rd. 416-425-1253 x21. ; (family). Benefit performance for Thorncliffe Children’s Day Camp. Cash bar, refreshments. ●●7:30: Trio Arkel. Into the Fire. Heggie: Into the Fire for quartet and soprano; Dvořák: String Quartet No.12 in F Op.96 “American”. Guests: Monica Whicher, soprano; Sheila Jaffé, violin; Jethro Marks, cello. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-409-6824. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT and Glenn Gould School students). ●●8:00: Citadel + Compagnie. Amorous Playlist. See Mar 27. Also Mar 30. ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Dance Like No One’s Watching. The Best of the Miami Sound Machine, Let’s Get Loud, Crooners Serenade, Mambo No.5, Uptown Funk; and other songs. Etobicoke Swing Orchestra. Guest: Meagan Luchko, vocals. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; free(under 12). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents: Happenstance and Jana Luksts. Works by Gundega Smite, ZongYun We, Mark Andrew, Elaine Lillio, Wolfgang Rihm and others. Jana Luksts, piano; Happenstance (Brad Cherwin, clarinet; Nahre Sol, piano; Alexandra Smither, voice). Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. ; (members/st). ●●8:00: Tapestry Opera. Songbook IX. Jacqueline Woodley, soprano; Andrea Grant, piano; and others. Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-537-6066. . Also Mar 30(4pm & 8pm). Saturday March 30 ●●1:00: Danie Friesen. Blitzkrieg Cabaret. See Mar 2. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Fred Penner. Fred Penner, vocalist; Mélanie Léonard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -.75. Also Mar 30(4pm). ●●4:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. When We Were Young. Rutter: Mass of the Children (excerpts); Howe: Why Not?; Whitacre: little man in a hurry; Macdonald: Tabula Rasa. Exultate Chamber Singers (Mark Ramsay, artistic director). Guests: Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir (Amanda Nelli, artistic director). St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●4:00: Tapestry Opera. Songbook IX. Jacqueline Woodley, soprano; Andrea Grant, piano; and others. Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-537-6066. . Also Mar 29(8pm), 30(8pm). ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Fred Penner. Fred Penner, vocalist; Mélanie Léonard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -.75. Also Mar 30(2pm). MANDLE PHILHARMONIC MAHLER & TCHAIKOVSKY Mandle Cheung, Conductor Kevin Ahfat Pianist SAT MARCH 30, 7PM WWW.MANDELPHIL.COM ●●7:00: Mandle Philharmonic. Mahler & Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Mahler: Symphony No.1 “Titan”. Kevin Ahfat, piano; Mandle Cheung, conductor. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 647-892-8251. ; (sr over 65/st/child 18 and under). ●●7:00: Thanks to Dr. Suzuki Concert Performances. In Concert. Advanced violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, and guitar students from Suzuki schools in and around the GTA. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 647- 637-1530. ; (sr/st); (family up to 4 members). Season Sponsors Cidel Asset Management KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA 10 th anniversary concert season Guest Artists Monica Whicher, soprano Jethro Marks, viola Sheila Jaffé , violin INTO THE FIRE Friday, March 29th , 2019, 7:30 p.m. Into the Fire by Jake Heggie Dvořák - American Quartet Trinity St.Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St.W Tickets /Senior/Student at door or online at brownpapertickets.com 48 | March 1 – April 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

Good Friday. Dubois: The Seven Last Words of Christ. Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor; John Stephenson, organ. St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519- 0528. ; (sr/st). Thanks to Dr. Suzuki Concert Celebrating the Life and Teachings of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki Saturday March 30, 7pm Sunday April 24, 7:30 pm WORLD PREMIERE “Raven Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra” by David Jaeger with Rivka Golani, viola SATURDAY MARCH 30, 8PM canadiansinfonietta.com Sunday March 31 ●●2:00: Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Jazz at the Legion. Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St. N., Port Credit. 905-270-4757. PWYC. ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony. Musical Friendship. Dvořák: Violin Concerto in a Op.53; Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D Op.73. Leslie Ashworth, violin. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815- 2021. -. Also Mar 30. VPAN presents MYSTICAL AND THE MACABRE MARCH 31, 2019 | 3PM A MUSICAL EXPRESSION OF OPPOSITES ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Pictures at an Exhibition. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Works by Bach, Ravel, Albeniz, Rachmaninoff and others. Richard Herriott, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-467-7142 or eventbrite.ca. ; for two. Fundraiser for Orchestra Toronto. Cash bar. Hors d’oeuvres. ●●7:30: Missisauga Festival Chamber Choir. Redemption Song: Music on the Theme of Forgiveness. Arnesen: The Wound in the Water. First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga. 416-986-5537. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Wind Symphony. Willan: Prelude and Fugue from Royce Hall Suite; Raum: Sherwood Legend for horn solo; Bennett: Symphonic Songs for Band; McTee: Notezart; Bernstein: Symphonic Dance Music from West Side Story. Christopher Gongos, horn. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Gospel Choir. Lisa Toussaint, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Rivka Golani. David Jaeger: Raven Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra (world premiere); Copland: Appalachian Spring (chamber version); Britten: Lachrymae, Op.48a for Solo Viola and Strings; Elgar: Serenade for Strings. Rivka Golani, viola; Tak Ng Lai, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. canadiansinfonietta.com. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Citadel + Compagnie. Amorous Playlist. See Mar 27. ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Shostakovich’s Sixth. R. Strauss: Don Juan; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.1 Op.1; Shostakovich: Symphony No.6. Jun Li Bui, piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-604- 8339. -; (sr); (under 30). 7:15pm pre-concert recital; 7:30pm pre-concert talk; intermission discussion with Jun Li Bui. ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony. Musical Friendship. Dvořák: Violin Concerto in a Op.53; Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D Op.73. Leslie Ashworth, violin. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815- 2021. -. Also Mar 31. ●●8:00: Tapestry Opera. Songbook IX. Jacqueline Woodley, soprano; Andrea Grant, piano; and others. Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-537-6066. . Also Mar 29(8pm), 30(4pm). ●●8:00: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill. Elizabeth DeGrazia, soprano; Beste Kalender, mezzo; Michael Barrett, tenor; Joshua Clemenger, tenor; Danlie Rae Acebuque, baritone; and others; VOICEBOX Opera in Concert Chorus; Narmina Afandiyeva, piano; Robert Cooper, music director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; ; . Also Mar 31 (2:30 pm). Sung in German with English Surtitles. ●●8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. A Journey of Faith: Music from Ash Wednesday to Redemption Song Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir presents a program of music on the theme of forgiveness, featuring the stunning “The Wound in the Water” by Kim Andre Arnesen with string orchestra Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm First United Church : 151 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga ON @mfchoir @mfchoir @themississaugafestivalchoir Festival-of-Friends-Redemption-Promo-Card.indd 2 presents REDEMPTION Tickets available SONG at: www.mfchoir.com A program of music on the theme of forgiveness, featuring the stunning “The Wound in the Water” by Kim Andre Arnesen with string orchestra MARCH 30, 7:30PM mfchoir.com THE CANADIAN CHILDREN’S OPERA COMPANY MARCH 31, 2PM NEWMARKET THEATRE Newtix.ca ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket. Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Sarah Quartel: Snow Angel; John Greer: The Snow Queen. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953- 5122. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Earth Tones. Women’s Chorus; Men’s Chorus; Elaine Choi and Mark Ramsay, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). ●●2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill. Elizabeth DeGrazia, soprano; Beste Kalender, mezzo; Michael Barrett, tenor; Joshua Clemenger, tenor; Danlie Rae Acebuque, baritone; and others; VOICEBOX Opera in Concert Chorus; Narmina Afandiyeva, piano; Robert Cooper, music director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; ; . Also Mar 30 (8 pm). Sung in German with English Surtitles. ●●3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. The Mystical and the Macabre. A musical expression of opposites. Malcolm Forsyth: Phantom Sketches for violin, clarinet and marimba; Steen Anderson: Beside Besides for cello and 1/24/19 11:03 PM percussion; Saint-Saëns: Dance Macabre, violin and piano; Gurdjieff: Sacred Dances; Alexander Arutiunian: Suite for clarinet, violin and piano; and other works. Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; David Hetherington, cello; Serouj Kradjian, piano; Mark Fewer, violin; Aiyun Huang, percussion. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (under 30); (st). Intrada BRASS Darkness and Light Barrington Venables trombone SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 3PM intradabrass.ca ●●3:00: Intrada Brass of Oakville. Darkness and Light. Peter Graham: Shine as the Light; and other works. Barrington Venables, trombone. St. Paul’s United Church (Oakville), 454 Rebecca St., Oakville. 905-827-0561. ; (sr/st); free(under 10). ●●3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Miziwe...(Everywhere...). World premiere of newly commissioned oratorio by Barbara Croall. Toronto Mozart Players; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Rod Nettagog and Barbara Croall, First Nations actors, singers and musicians. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 647-345-7743. -; -(sr); -(st). Performed in the Ojibwe Odawa language with Surtitles. ●●3:00: York University Department of Music. York University Wind Symphony. William Thomas, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Tribute to Ben Webster. Alex Dean, Neil Swainson, Mark Eisenman and Brian Barlow. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2019 | 49

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