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Volume 24 Issue 7 - April 2019

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Arraymusic, the Music Gallery and Native Women in the Arts join for a mini-festival celebrating the work of composer, performer and installation artist Raven Chacon; Music and Health looks at the role of Healing Arts Ontario in supporting concerts in care facilities; Kingston-based composer Marjan Mozetich's life and work are celebrated in film; "Forest Bathing" recontextualizes Schumann, Shostakovich and Hindemith; in Judy Loman's hands, the harp can sing; Mahler's Resurrection bursts the bounds of symphonic form; Ed Bickert, guitar master remembered. All this and more in our April issue, now online in flip-through here, and on stands commencing Friday March 29.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 55. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 58. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 60. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 63. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from May 1 to June 7, 2018. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Monday April 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email to listings@thewholenote.com or by using the online form on our website. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to search for concerts by the zones on this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario 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. April 2 at 8 pm HILARIO DURÁN AND FRIENDS ● ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Hilario Durán with the Hilario Durán Trio, Annalee Patipatanakoon, and Roman Borys. Simons: El Manisero; Lecuona: Danza Negra; Morton: The Crave; and works by Durán. Hilario Durán, A. Concerts in the GTA 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. 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. .75- 7. Also Apr 2, Apr 3(eve), Apr 6. ●●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. ●●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). ●●7:30: Music at the Toronto Oratory. Dupré: La Chemin de la Croix. Performed in alternation with the poems by Paul Claudel which inspired Dupré’s work. Aaron James, organ. Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 1372 King St. W. 416-532-2879. Free admission (donations accepted). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Chamber Choir. Works by Bach, Finzi, Lang, Lajeune, Mendelssohn, and others. Edward Moroney, piano; Dr. Lisette Canton, conductor. Tribute 42 | April 1 – May 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. The Legendary Gordon Lightfoot in Concert. 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-757-8811. 5.50. ●●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. 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 2, Apr 3(mat), Apr 6. Thursday April 4 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Haydn and Britten. Haydn: String Quartet Op.76 No.2; Britten: String Quartet No.2. 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. ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Mariam Batsashvili. Bach-Busoni: Chaconne; Schubert: Impromptu No.1 in f D935; Mozart: Rondo in a K511; Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.12; Beethoven: Sonata No.29 in B-Flat Op.106. Mariam Batsashvili, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Sandra Shamas (The Big “What Now?”). See Apr 3. Also Apr 5, 6, 12, 13, 14(2pm). MOZART IDOMENEO APRIL 4–13 ED MIRVISH THEATRE OPERAATELIER.COM ●●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: Opera Belcanto of York. Carmen. Music by Bizet. Mila Ionkova, soprano (Carmen); Stanislas Vitort, tenor (Don José); Michele Pearson, soprano (Michaela); Andrew Anderson, baritone (Escamillo); Opera Belcanto of York Chorus and Orchestra; David Varjabed, conductor; Edward Franko, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. operabelcantoofyork.com/ current_opera.html. -. Also Apr 6. ●●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. Brahms: Piano Pieces Op.116 & 119; Brahms (transcr. by Busoni): Four Chorale Preludes Op.122. 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. 7:00pm: Keynote address by John Rea. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Sandra Shamas (The Big “What Now?”). See Apr 3. Also Apr 6, 12, 13, 14(2pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Così fan tutte. Music by Mozart. Deena Nicklefork, soprano (Fiordiligi); Erin Armstrong, mezzo (Dorabella); Conlan Gassi, tenor (Ferrando); Danie Friesen, soprano (Despina); John Holland, baritone (Don Alfonso); 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). ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. Kopernikus. See Apr 4. Also Apr 6, 11, 12, 13. ●●8:00: Alliance Française Toronto. Yao. Slam, Soul, Groove Funk and Pop. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. /(adv); (sr/st); (adv sr/st); (members)/(adv members). 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: Rose Theatre. Bageshree Vaze: Global Bollywood. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or rosetheatre.ca. -. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Violin Virtuoso Zoltán Mága. Works by Bartók, Liszt, Kodály, Monti, Brahms and others. Budapest Gypsy Virtuosi. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Roby Lakatos. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●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). ●●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. -. Saturday April 6 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 ●●11:00am: Aurora Cultural Centre. Meridian 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. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. After the Snow. Dvořák: Mass in D Op.86; Winter: Missa Gaia/Earth Mass. Gabrielle Turgeon, soprano; Erin Ronningen, alto; J. Rigzin Tute, tenor; Lawrence Shirkie, baritone; Jazz Ensemble (Carl Steinhauser, piano/organ; Kelly Jefferson, soprano saxophone; Robin Howe, cello; Elizabeth Eccleston, oboe/cor anglais; Erik Larson, bass; Geoffrey Alan Bruce, drums; Dhaivat Jani, percussion); Henry Renglich, conductor. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-779-2258 thewholenote.com April 1 – May 7, 2019 | 43

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