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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.

Amadeus Choir; Elmer

Amadeus Choir; Elmer Iseler Singers; Juanjo Mena, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also Apr 17, 18. ●●8:30: Hugh's Room Live. Talent and Soul: 100 Years of Nat King Cole. Live and multimedia. Covers of Nature Boy, Unforgettable, Lillette, El Bodeguero; five original songs inspired by Cole’s life, music and legacy. Ori Dagan, vocals; Mark Eisenman, piano; Nathan Hiltz, guitar; Ross MacIntyre, bass; with special guest vocalist Alex Pangman. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-533-LIVE (5483). .00(advance); .00(door). Tuesday April 23 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: The Joy of Song. Works by R. Strauss and Russian and French songs. Angel Blue, soprano; Sandra Horst, 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. ●●12:00 noon: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. Wednesday April 24 ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Merry Widow. Music by Franz Lehár. Lucia Cesaroni, soprano (Anna Glawari); Michael Nyby, baritone (Count Danilo Danilovitsch); Matt Chittick, tenor (Camille); Gregory Finney, baritone (Baron Mirko Zeta); Daniela A. Concerts in the GTA Agostino, soprano (Valencienne); Larry Beckwith, music director; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. Also Apr 26, 27, 28(3pm). Thursday April 25 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Silk Road Voyage. Lute Legends Ensemble (Wen Zhao, pipa; Lucas Harris, lute; Demetri Petsalakis, oud). 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: Serenata Singers. Spirit of the Land. Songs from Canada and the world. Toronto Korean Presbyterian Church, 67 Scarsdale Rd., North York. 416-699-5798. /(adv); free(child 12 and under). Also Apr 26(7:30pm). ●●7:30: Esme Allen-Creighton. Forest Bathing: Music and Poetry in Conversation with Nature. Schumann: Märchenbilder; Shostakovich: Viola Sonata; Hindemith Viola Sonata Op.11 No.4. Esme Allen-Crieghton, viola; Anyssa Neumann, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-607-1095. . All proceeds will go to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Post-concert reception. ●●8:00: Citadel + Compagnie. Mirrors: A DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event. Created and performed by Paulina Derbez and Lucy Rupert. Music by J.S. Bach with original music by Paulina Derbez. The Citadel, 304 Parliament St. squashcourtcollective@ gmail.com. . Also Apr 26 & 27. THE HUNT: MOZART HAYDN & Apr 25–28, 2019 Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. The Hunt: Mozart & Haydn. Mozart: Symphony No.25 in g; Mozart: Concerto No.4 for horn in E-flat; Haydn: Symphony No.73 in D “The Hunt”. Scott Wevers, horn; Jeanne Lamon, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. and up. Also Apr 26, 27, 28(mat), 30(at George Weston Recital Hall). Friday April 26 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Kelly-Marie Murphy: “Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly”; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.1 in d Op.49. Bedford Trio. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: The Gypsy Jive Band. Coffee-housestyle folk music concert. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La bohème. See Apr 17. Also Apr 28(2pm), May 2(7:30pm), 4(4:30pm), 5(2pm), 7(7:30pm). ●●7:30: Heliconian Club. A Night at the Opera. Operatic solos, transcriptions and new works. Works by Bizet, Puccini, Dvořák and Skarecky. Deeana Hendriks, soprano; Paula Arciniega, mezzo; Joyce Lai, violin; Rita Greer, clarinet; Quintageous Woodwind Quintet. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922- 3618. ; free(under 12). ●●7:30: Serenata Singers. Spirit of the Land. Songs from Canada and the world. Toronto Korean Presbyterian Church, 67 Scarsdale Rd., North York. 416-699-5798. /(adv); free(child 12 and under). Also Apr 25(1:30 pm). ●●8:00: Canada’s Ballet Jörgen. Coppélia: A Comedy with Love. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-961-4725. -. Also Apr 27(7:30). ●●8:00: Citadel + Compagnie. Mirrors: A DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event. Created and performed by Paulina Derbez and Lucy Rupert. Music by J.S. Bach with original music by Paulina Derbez. The Citadel, 304 Parliament St. squashcourtcollective@ gmail.com. . Also Apr 25 & 27. ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend: Competition Winner Showcase Concert. Brent Crawford and Bokyung Byun, guitars. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-964-8298 or guitarsocietyoftoronto.com. /( adv); (st)/ ((st adv). ●●8:00: Orpheus Productions. Shakespeare’s Criminal: A Chamber Opera. Music by Dustin Peters. Libretto by Sky Gilbert. Marion Newman, mezzo; Dion Mazerolle, baritone; and Nathaniel Bacon, actor. Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. 416-504-9971. ; (sr/arts workers). Also Apr 28(2pm). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. András Keller Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 in F Op.102; Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini Op.32; Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring. Linda Ruan, piano; András Keller, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -60. Prelude Recital at 6:45pm; Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. The Hunt: Mozart & Haydn. See Apr 25. Also Apr 26, 27, 28, 30(George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Merry Widow. Music by Franz Lehár. Lucia Saturday, April 27th, 4 pm. Grace Toronto Church, 383 Jarvis St A Concert to Benefi t Reaching Out Through Music & The St. James Town Children’s Choir presents Spring Breezes FEATURING Asitha Tennekoon Sings favourites by Donizetti and Bizet, Gershwin songs and more! JOINED BY The St. James Town Children’s Choir & ROTM Musicians. For Ticket Purchase & more information please visit: reachingoutthroughmusic.org 50 | April 1 – May 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

Cesaroni, soprano (Anna Glawari); Michael Nyby, baritone (Count Danilo Danilovitsch); Matt Chittick, tenor (Camille); Gregory Finney, baritone (Baron Mirko Zeta); Daniela Agostino, soprano (Valencienne); Larry Beckwith, music director; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. Also Apr 24, 27, 28(3pm). Saturday April 27 ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concert: Let’s Dance! Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. - .75. Also Apr 27(4pm). ●●4:00: Reaching Out Through Music. Spring Breezes. Works by Bizet, Donizetti, Rossini, Gershwin, Peterson, and Sri Lankan folk songs. Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; Reaching Out Through Music Musicians; St. James Town Children’s Choir; Godwin Friesen, Linda Ruan, pianists. Grace Church Toronto, 383 Jarvis St. 416-421-8518. /(adv). 0 donor tickets available (includes two seats and invitation to post-concert reception). ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concert: Let’s Dance! Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. - .75. Also Apr 27(2pm). ●●7:00: Oakham House Choir Society. From Tragedy to Comedy. Mozart: Requiem, Magic Flute (excerpts). Oakham House Choir; Novi Singers Toronto; Toronto Sinfonietta; Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor. Knox Presbyterian Church, 630 Spadina Ave. 416-960-5551. /(adv); (st); free(12 and under). ●●7:00: Toronto Duke Ellington Society. Annual Concert. Ellington: Suites (excerpts). Sophia Perlman, vocalist; The Brian Barlow Big Band. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-239-2683. . Limited availability. ●●7:30: Canada’s Ballet Jörgen. Coppélia: A Comedy with Love. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-961-4725. -. Also Apr 26(8pm). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Otello. Music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Arrigo Boito. Russell Thomas, tenor (Otello); Gerald OTELLO Verdi APRIL 27 – MAY 21 coc.ca Finley, baritone (Iago); Tamara Wilson, soprano (Desdemona); Andrew Haji, tenor (Cassio); Carolyn Sproule, mezzo (Emilia); Owen McCausland, tenor (Roderigo); Önay Köse, bass (Lodovico); Johannes Debus, conductor; David Alden, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -5. Runs Apr 27-May 21. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Guitar Society of Toronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend. Berta Rojas, guitar. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-964-8298 or guitarsocietyoftoronto.com. /( adv); (st)/((st adv). ●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. L’Aigle Noir: The Music of Barbara. Charles Davidson, singer-actor; Jesse Corrigan, accordian. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. ; (18 and under). ●●7:30: Music On The Donway. The Hand Me Downs with Special Guest Sharon Smith. Traditional Bluegrass. Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway W. 416-444- 8444. . Refreshments follow. ●●7:30: Pembroke Symphony Orchestra. The French Connection. Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld; Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals; Franck: Symphony in d. Doug Hempstead, narrator; Ivan Barney, Elena Semenets, piano. Festival Hall Centre for the Arts, 401 Isabella St., Pembroke. 613-735-2182 or festhall.ca. ; (st); free(child under 13). ●●7:30: Rose Orchestra. Spring Awakening. Dvořák: Symphony No.9 “From the New World”. Guests: Rosebud Orchestra. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874- 2800. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●7:30: Toronto Tabla Ensemble. Classical to Contemporary. Innovative rhythm and dance of India. Labonee Mohanta, kathak; Anindita Nanda, odissi; Sekhar Sarukkai, mridangam. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -. ●●7:30: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. Earth, Sea & Sky II. Winter: Missa Gaia/Earth Mass; and works by Balfour, Halley, Gjeilo, Quartel, Emery and others. Alana Bridgewater, vocalist; Colleen Allen, sax; Shawn Grenke, organ; Roberto Occhipinti, bass; Mark Kelso, drums; Juan Carlos Medrano, percussion; Jenny Crober, conductor; Elizabeth Acker, accompanist. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-947-8487. ; (sr); (st/under 30). ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Dala. Opening Set: Annie Sumi; Dala (Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine). St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. lillian. wauthier@gmail.com. /(adv). ●●8:00: Citadel + Compagnie. Mirrors: A DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event. Created and performed by Paulina Derbez and Lucy Rupert. Music by J.S. Bach with original music by Paulina Derbez. The Citadel, 304 Parliament St. squashcourtcollective@gmail.com. . Also Apr 25 & 26. ●●8:00: Healey Willan Singers. Reimagined. Music rearranged for women’s ensemble. Mozart: Missa Brevis in C “Spatzenmesse”. Chamber orchestra; John Stephenson, organ; Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor. St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/ st). ●●8:00: Healy Willan Singers. Re-imagined. Mozart: Sparrow Mass; other works newly arranged for women’s choir. Ron Cheung, conductor; John Stephenson, accompanist. St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/ st). With orchestra. ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. On Broadway! Fundraising concert. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. - 5. Gaming and dinner at 4:30. ●●8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Lighthouse: 50 Years of Canadian Hits. Canadian rockjazz. Lighthouse. Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-721-3399. ; (premium). Restricted to age 7 and up. ●●8:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Harpsichord Explosion. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 647-779-5696 or rezonanceensemble.com. /(adv online); (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mariza. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. SOLD OUT. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. The Hunt: Mozart & Haydn. See Apr 25. Also Apr 28, 30(George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Merry Widow. Music by Franz Lehár. Lucia Cesaroni, soprano (Anna Glawari); Michael Nyby, baritone (Count Danilo Danilovitsch); Matt Chittick, tenor (Camille); Gregory Finney, baritone (Baron Mirko Zeta); Daniela Agostino, soprano (Valencienne); Larry Beckwith, music director; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. Also Apr 24, 26, 28(3pm). ●●9:00: Alliance Française Toronto. Salamate Gnawa. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. /(adv); (sr/ st); (adv sr/st); (members)/(adv members). Sunday April 28 ●●1:30: Classical Music Conservatory. Music for a Cause: Benefit Concert for the Canadian Cancer Society. Sonya Harper Nyby, soprano; Ruza Florence McIntyre, vocals and violin; Bryan Allen, guitar and vibraphone; Matt Woroshyl, saxophone; and others. Roncesvalles United Church, 240 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-537-5995. PWYC ( suggested; (sr/ st/child). All proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. La bohème. See Apr 17. Also May 2(7:30pm), 4(4:30pm), 5(2pm), 7(7:30pm). ●●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: Orpheus Productions. Shakespeare’s Criminal: A Chamber Opera. Music by Dustin Peters. Libretto by Sky Gilbert. Marion Newman, mezzo; Dion Mazerolle, baritone; and Nathaniel Bacon, actor. Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. 416-504-9971. ; (sr/arts workers). Also Apr 26(8pm). ●●2:00: Toronto Mozart Players. In Concert. Bowser: Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello; Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in d BWV1043; Mozart: Requiem. Jonathan Crow, violin; Andrew Wan, violin; Pax Christi Chamber Choir; Kendra Dyck, soprano; Jennifer Routhier, mezzo; River Guard, tenor; Michael Robert-Brader, bass-baritone; David Bowser, conductor. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 647-478-7532 or thewholenote.com April 1 – May 7, 2019 | 51

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