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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.

Monday April 1

Monday April 1 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Instrumental Masterclass in Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. String Chamber Ensemble. Mark Fewer, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: University of Toronto Campus Philharmonic Orchestra. Winter Concert. Berlioz: Hungarian March from Faust; Verdi: Violetta and Germont Duet and Scene from La Traviata; Beethoven Symphony No.5. Brittany Cann, soprano; Nicholas Borg, baritone; Lorenzo Guggenheim, conductor. Mac- Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. By donation ( suggested). Tuesday April 2 ●●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. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Contemporary Music Ensembles. Wallace Hallady, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Sandra Shamas (The Big “What Now?”). RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -; .25-.25(dinner/brunch & show package). Also Apr 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14(2pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Contemporary Music Ensembles. Wallace Hallady, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Hilario Durán with the Hilario Durán Trio, Annalee Patipatanakoon, and Roman Borys. Simons: El Manisero; April 2 at 8 pm HILARIO DURÁN AND FRIENDS A. Concerts in the GTA Lecuona: Danza Negra; Morton: The Crave; and works by Durán. Hilario Durán, piano; Hilario Durán Trio; Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Roman Borys, cello. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50-; (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Best of Hollywood. Selections from film scores including Star Wars, Frozen, To Kill a Mockingbird, Out of Africa, Jaws, Ben-Hur, Dr. Zhivago, The Wizard of Oz, The Magnificent Seven, The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, and more. Whitney Claire Kaufman, vocalist; Richard Kaufman, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .25- 7. Also Apr 3(mat), Apr 3(eve), Apr 6. Wednesday April 3 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Highlights from Coppélia: A Comedy with Love. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen. 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. Thomas Fitches, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: York University Chamber Strings. Matt Brubeck, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 2100 x20054. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Imre Olah, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. All welcome. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Best of Hollywood. See Apr 2. Also Apr 3(8pm), 6(8pm). ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Glenn Gould School Chamber Competition Finals. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). ●●7:00: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Opera Salon: Viva Verdi. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-366-7723. . Followed by a wine and cheese reception. VOICE B OX OPERA IN CONCERT Beste Kalender Viva Verdi Opera Salon at Gallery 345 Michael Rose, Music Director Guillermo Silva-Marin, MC April 3 at 7 pm www.operainconcert.com ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Sandra Shamas (The Big “What Now?”). RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -; .25-.25(dinner/brunch & show package). Also Apr 2, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14(2pm). ●●8:00: The Piano Lunaire. Of Glitches and Machines. Muhly: Drones & Piano; Bates: White Lies for Lomax; Sherkin: The Mild Hunt Op.33; Sherkin: Tagish Fires Op.21; Lizée: Hitchcock Études. Stephanie Chua, piano; Adam Sherkin, piano. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 or lula.ca. at door. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Best of Hollywood. See Apr 2. Also Apr 6(8pm). Thursday April 4 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Haydn and Britten. Castalian String 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. WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO APRIL 4, 2019 | 1.30 PM MARIAM BATSASHVILI 416-923-7052 wmct.on.ca ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Mariam Batsashvili. Bach: Chaconne from Partita No.2 for violin BWV1004 (arr. for piano by Busoni); Schubert: Impromptu No.1 in f D935; Mozart: Rondo in a K511; Liszt: Hungarian Rhapdsody No.12; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Op.106. Mariam Batashvili, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052 or wmct.on.ca. . ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Sandra Shamas (The Big “What Now?”). RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -; .25-.25(dinner/brunch & show package). Also Apr 2, 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14(2pm). ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Idomeneo. Music by W. A. Mozart, libretto by Giambattista Varesco. Measha Brueggergosman, soprano (Elettra); Colin Ainsworth, tenor (Idomeneo); Wallis Giunta, mezzo (Idamante); Meghan Lindsay, soprano (Ilia); Olivier Laquerre, baritone (Arbace); Artists of Atelier Ballet; Choir of the University of Toronto Schola Cantorum; Chorus of the Choir of the Theatre of Early Music (Daniel Taylor, chorus master); Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-703-3767 x222. From . Also Apr 6, 7, 12, 13(4:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Guitar Orchestra. Jeffrey McFadden, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. Kopernikus. Vivier. Danielle MacMillan, mezzo (Agni); Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Alain Coulombe, bass; Dion Mazerolle, baritone; Nathalie Paulin, soprano and others. Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. 647-367-8943. -. Also Apr 5, 6, 11, 12, 13. ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Mahmood Schricker. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416- 536-5439. /(adv). ●●8:00: TO Live. Fatoumata Diawara. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -. Friday April 5 ●●11:00am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Felix Galimir Chamber Music Award Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. PWYC. ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Asher Armstrong, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. New Wave Reprise Friday April 5, 2019 5 World Premieres by emerging composers! 7pm | Trinity St. Paul’s Centre ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com ●●7:00: Esprit Orchestra. New Wave Reprise. Eugene Astapov: Emblem; Quinn Jacobs: Music About Music; Bekah Simms: Foreverdark; Christina Volpini: as within, so without; Alison Yun-Fei Jiang: Temporal. Eugene Astapov: guest conductor; Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, guest conductor; Amahl Arulnandam, cello; Alex Pauk, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-815-7887. Starting at . Free to subscribers. 7pm: Keynote address by John Rea. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Sandra Shamas (The Big “What Now?”). RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -; 50 | March 1 – April 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

.25-.25(dinner/brunch & show package). Also Apr 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, 13, 14(2pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Così fan tutte. Mozart. Deena Nicklefork, soprano (Fiordiligi); Erin Armstrong, mezzo (Dorabella); Conlan Gassi, tenor (Ferrando); Danie Friesen, soprano (Despina); John Holland, baritone (Don Alfonso); and others; Claire harris, conductor and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Wind Ensemble: Trains and/of/ or Thought. Grainger: Arrival Platform Humlet; Shapiro: Trains of Thought; Wilson: Piece of Mind; Benson: Solitary Dancer; Whitacre: Ghost Train. Gillian Mackay, conductor. Mac- Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). CONFLUENCE CONCERTS ’TIS NATURE’S VOICE: HENRY PURCELL REIMAGINED ~ April 5 & 6 at 8:00 p.m. Heliconian Hall 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto Pre-concert talk 7:15 p.m. confluenceconcerts.ca ●●8:00: Confluence Concerts. ‘Tis Nature’s Voice: Henry Purcell Reimagined. Arrangements of vocal works by Purcell. Larry Beckwith, Andrew Downing, Patricia O’Callaghan, Drew Jurecka, Suba Sankaran, and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-410- 4561. ; (sr); (st). 7:15pm pre-concert chat. Also Apr 6. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Roby Roby Lakatos FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 8PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance Lakatos. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. Kopernikus. Vivier. Danielle MacMillan, mezzo (Agni); Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Alain Coulombe, bass; Dion Mazerolle, baritone; Nathalie Paulin, soprano and others. Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. 647-367- 8943. -. Also Apr 4, 6, 11, 12, 13. ●●8:00: Alliance Française Toronto. Yao (SLAM). Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416- 922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st); (members). ●●8:00: TO Live. Brit Floyd. Live tribute to Pink Floyd with special retrospective of The Wall. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -. SINFONIA TORONTO NURHAN ARMAN, Conductor MARINA TH IBEAULT, Violist MARIO CARBOTTA, Flutist April 5 8 pm Glenn Gould Studio sinfoniatoronto.com ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Bach, Brahms, Vasks. Vasks: Viola Concerto (Canadian premiere); Bach: Suite for Flute and Strings in b; Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn Op.56. Marina Thibeault, viola; Mario Carbotta, flute; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-499- 0403 or online at sinfoniatoronto.ca. ; (sr); (st). Saturday April 6 ●●11:00am: Aurora Cultural Centre. Meridian For very young audiences! Meridian Magic Carpet Series presents Fantastic Musical Imaginations Kathy Reid Naiman & Hannah Shira Naiman April 6, 11am auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 Magic Carpet Series: Fantastic Musical Imagination. Kathy Reid Naiman and Hanna Shira Naiman. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905- 713-1818. . Recommended for toddlers and older. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. Kwasi Dunyo, Joe Cullen, Mark Duggan, directors. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Vienna Boys Choir. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -95. ●●7:00: Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Best of Big Band Open Mic. Cooksville United Church, 2500 Mimosa Row, Mississauga. 905-270-4757. PWYC. ●●7:30: Annex Singers. Immortal Mozart. Mozart: Great Mass in c; Haydn: Te Deum; Elgar: Lux Aeterna; and other works. Talisker Players; Maria Case, artistic director. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-458-4434. ; (sr/st); free(12 and under). ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. After the Snow. Dvořák: Mass in D Op.86; Winter: Missa Gaia/Earth Mass. Gabrielle Turgeon, soprano; ETOBICOKE CENTENNIAL CHOIR Anton Dvorak: Mass in D Major, Opus 86 Paul Winter: Missa Gaia/Earth Mass Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:30 p.m. Erin Ronningen, alto; J. Rigzin Tute, tenor; Lawrence Shirkie, baritone; Carl Steinhauser, piano and organ; 7-piece jazz ensemble including: Kelly Jefferson, soprano saxophone; Robin Howe, cello; Henry Renglich, conductor. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-779-2258 or etobicokecentennialchoir.ca. . Venue is accessible. Flute Street presents A Spring Fling on Flute Street Saturday April 6, 7:30pm Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle ●●7:30: Flute Street. Spring Fling. Works by Respighi, Guidobaldi, Handel, Coleman, Le Jeune and others. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-462- 9498. ; (sr); (st). Cash only. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Sandra Shamas (The Big “What Now?”). RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -; .25-.25(dinner/brunch & show package). Also Apr 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14(2pm). ●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. The Bach Family and the Improvising Tradition. Rezonance Baroque Ensemble; Musicians on the Edge. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. ; (18 and under). ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Idomeneo. Music by W. A. Mozart, libretto by Giambattista Varesco. Measha Brueggergosman, soprano (Elettra); Colin Ainsworth, tenor (Idomeneo); Wallis Giunta, mezzo (Idamante); Meghan Lindsay, soprano (Ilia); Olivier Laquerre, baritone (Arbace); Artists of Atelier Ballet; Choir of the University of Toronto Schola Cantorum; Chorus of the Choir of the Theatre of Early Music (Daniel Taylor, chorus master); Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-703-3767 x222. From . Also Apr 4, 7, 12, 13(4:30pm). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Glenn Gould School Piano Showcase. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Britton: Adizokan Suite; Tomasi: Concerto for Alto Saxophone; Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring. Yao Lu, saxophone; Uri Meyer, conductor. 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