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Volume 27 Issue 6 | April 15 - May 27, 2022

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Vol 27 No. 6. Here’s some of it: “Growing up in a house full of riches” – the Kanneh-Masons; “As if the music knows what it is doing” – J.S. Bach; “Better experienced than described” – Women from Space; “Stories set in prehistoric times are notoriously difficult to pull off without invoking nervous laughter” – Orphan Song; “To this day when I look at an audience, there’s some part of me that sees a whole bunch of friendly teddy bears wearing bow-ties” – Boris Brott. …. etc

listings@theWholeNote.com Event listings are free of charge to artists, venues and presenters. This issue contains event listings from April 15 to May 27, 2022. THERE ARE TWO LISTINGS SECTIONS IN THIS ISSUE ● Section 1: Live and/or Livestreamed Events, Apr 15May 27 These are events with an announced date and time that one could circle on a calendar, in order to “be there” when it happens for the first (or only) time. This includes live and livestreamed performances; first broadcasts and screenings; concerts, workshops, symposia, and so on. If the event in question remains available after that first presentation (e.g. online or on demand), this is noted at the end of the listing. ● Section 2: In the clubs (Mostly Jazz) “Clubs” is a loose catch-all for a wide range of informal listening rooms where food and/or drink may be part of the mix, but listening to the music is the primary focus. “Mostly jazz” describes venues we’ve built relationships with over the years, but it’s not a rule! If you think you belong, based on this description, you probably do, so get in touch. How to List 1. Use the convenient online form at thewholenote.com/applylistings OR 2. Email listings to listings@thewholenote.com. Please note, we do not take listings over the phone. Deadlines Weekly: Eligible listings received by 6pm Tuesday, each week, will be included in The WholeNote WEEKLY LISTINGS UPDATE e-letter sent to registered readers the following Sunday. Listings received for the Weekly Listings Update are simultaneously posted to JUST ASK, our searchable online listings database. The weekly listings update looks five to six weeks into the future on an ongoing basis. Print: Our next print issue, Volume 27 no.7 covers May and June 2022. The print submission deadline for new listings is 6pm Tuesday May 3. Readers are encouraged to register for the Weekly Listings update, or to check our online listings regularly for new listings or updates to listings previously submitted. Each weekly update looks 5-6 weeks into the future. Register for the weekly updates at thewholenote.com/newsletter Deadlines Weekly online updates: submission deadline is 6pm Tuesday of the week prior to the event in question, for weekend posting. Live or Live Streamed | April 15 to May 27, 2022 Friday April 15 ● 11:00am: Humbercrest United Church. Rutter: Requiem. For mixed chorus and orchestra. Sinead White, soprano; Chancel Choir of Humbercrest United Church; Melvin J. Hurst, music director. 16 Baby Point Rd. 416-767-6122. Free. Religious service. ● 4:00: The Edison Singers. Fauré & Duruflé Requiems. Fauré: Requiem in d Op.48; Duruflé: Requiem Op.9. Michael Bloss, organ; Mary-Katherine Finch, cello; Dr. Noel Edison, conductor. Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, 28 Norfolk St., Guelph. 226-384-3100. ; (st). Also Apr 16(St. Catharines). ● 7:30: Music at Met. Behold, He Carried Our Sorrows: Bach and Buxtehude for Good Friday. Bach: Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn (You True God and Son of David), Cantata No.23 BWV23; St. John Passion (selections); and other works. Choir, soloists and orchestra; Dr. Patricia Wright, conductor. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. www.metunited.ca/live. $15-. LIVE & STREAMED. ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil; Dett: Don’t You Weep No More, Mary; Dett: Go Not Far From Me, O God; Robinson (arr.): Steal Away; Hailstork: Crucifixion. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408- 0208 or www.tmchoir.org/event/sacredmusic-for-a-sacred-space-2022-2/. -; -(online tickets). Saturday April 16 ● 11:00am: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Peter, The Wolf & The Kiwi (Relaxed Concert). Emilie Lebel: Kiwis Can’t Play the Violin; Bach: Movement 1 from Concerto in d for Two Violins; Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf Op.67. Djennie Laguerre host/narrator; Jonathan Crow, Lincoln Haggart-Ives, violin; Daniel Bartholomew-Powser, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855- 593-7769. Starting at . Also Regular Concerts at 2pm & 4pm. ● 4:00: The Edison Singers. Fauré & Duruflé Requiems. Fauré: Requiem in d Op.48; Duruflé: Requiem Op.9. Michael Bloss, organ; Mary-Katherine Finch, cello; Dr. Noel Edison, conductor. Silver Spire United Church, 366 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 226-384- 3100. ; (st). Also Apr 15(Guelph). ● 4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Peter, The Wolf & The Kiwi. Emilie Lebel: Kiwis Can’t Play the Violin; Bach: Movement 1 from Concerto in d for Two Violins; Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf Op.67. Djennie Laguerre host/ narrator; Jonathan Crow, Lincoln Haggart- Ives, violin; Daniel Bartholomew-Powser, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Relaxed Concert(11am) & Regular Concert(2pm). ● 7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Brass Transit: The Music of Chicago. Brass Transit; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. www.niagarasymphony.com or 905-688-0722 or 905- 688-5601 x3700 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (arts worker); $15(st & youth). Also Apr 17(2:30pm). ● 8:00: Music Gallery. You in Mind: The Robot Orchestra. Danny Shaddick. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. -$15. WARNING: Strobe lights. Sunday April 17 ● 2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Brass Transit: The Music of Chicago. Brass Transit; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. www.niagarasymphony.com or 905-688-0722 or 905- 688-5601 x3700 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (arts worker); $15(st & youth). Also Apr 16(7:30pm). ● 4:30: Opera Revue. Opera Revue at The Emmet Ray. Mozart: Selections from Don Giovanni; Weill: Selections; Guettel: Migratory V. Danie Friesen, soprano; Alexander Hajek, baritone; Claire Harris, piano. The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. 647-637-7749 or www. operarevue.com. . Monday April 18 ● 6:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Twilight Jazz and Blooz Series: Jim Clayton Trio. Jim Clayton, piano; Steve Lucas, bass; Jeff Halischuk, drums. Spirit in Niagara Distillery, 458 Lakeshore Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-844-548-5299. ; (adv); (musicians/arts workers/st). Tuesday April 19 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Featuring students from the Glenn Gould School. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. ● 7:00: Waterloo Public Library. Musical Comedy Duo: All About Accordion and Clarinet. Handel: Baroque Suite; “Rock Bach” based on the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No.1; French jazz ballad; and a polka medley/rhapsody in blues mash-up. Bridge & JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC YEAR-ROUND! 1-844-LIV-JAZZ (548-5299) niagarajazzfestival.com @jazzniagara 26 | April 15 - May 27, 2022 thewholenote.com

Wolak (Michael Bridge, accordion; Kornel Wolak, clarinet). www.calendar.wpl.ca/ event/6353261 or 519-886-1310 X129. Free. Registration is required. A Q & A session will follow the presentation. ONLINE. ● 8:00: Folk Under the Clock. Bruce Cockburn: 50th Anniversary Concert. Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-742-7469 or www.showplace.org. -. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Power Corporation of Canada Vocal Concerts Series: Joyce DiDonato - Eden. Ives: The Unanswered Question; Portman: new commission; Cavalli: “Piante ombrose: from La Calisto; Handel: “As With Rosy Steps the Morn” from Theodora; Purcell: “Music for Awhile”; Gluck: “Misera, dove son...Ah non son io” from Ezio and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www. rcmusic.com/performance. -0. Wednesday April 20 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Organ Concert. Nicholas Wanstall, organ. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or www.organixconcerts.ca. Suggested freewill offering of . ● 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Esprit Live 2022!: Act 2. Eugene Astapov: A Still Life; Keiko Devaux: Excavated Sound; Unsuk Chin: Mannequin; Žibuoklė Martinaitytė: Saudade. Shannon Mercer, mezzo; Eugene Astapov, guest conductor; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. Drivewire. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. www.tickets.brampton.ca or 905-874-2800. $15. Thursday April 21 ● 7:00: COSA Canada. Canadian Songscapes. Works by Matthew Emery, John Estacio, Katerina Gimon, John Greer, Morris Surdin and Robert Ursan. Alexandra Delle Donne, Skylar Cameron, Nansee Hughes, Chelsea Kolic, Caitlin McCaughey and Dijle Yukselir. , . . . Also Apr 22, 23, 24. ONLINE. ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Kellylee Evans. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. www.flatomarkhamtheatre.ca or 905-305- 7469 or boxoffice@markham.ca. $15-; (livestream). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 8:00: Reid’s Distillery. Gin & Jazz @ Reid’s Distillery: Big Smoke Brass Band. 32 Logan Ave. 416-465-4444. . Friday April 22 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Friday Noontime Recital. Works by Beethoven & Schumann. Cathy Yang, piano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. www.standrewstoronto.org/events/musicat-standrews-2/. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 7:00: COSA Canada. Canadian Songscapes. Works by Matthew Emery, John Estacio, Katerina Gimon, John Greer, Morris Surdin and Robert Ursan. Alexandra Delle Donne, Skylar Cameron, Nansee Hughes, Chelsea Kolic, Caitlin McCaughey and Dijle Yukselir. Also Apr 21, 23, 24. ONLINE. ● 7:00: Environmental Defence Canada. Sultans of String Earth Day Virtual Benefit Concert. Tim Gray; Indigenous Elder Dr. Duke Redbird; Donne Roberts; Yukiko Tsutsui; Padideh Ahrarnejad; and others. www. act.environmentaldefence.ca/page/102351/ petition/1?ea.tracking.id=SOS. Proceeds support the work of Environmental Defence Canada to protect Ontario’s environment. ONLINE. ● 7:30: Opera by Request. Liederabend. Works by Mahler, Strauss, Brahms and Dvořák. Danie Friesen and Annie Ramos, sopranos; Alexandra Beley and Lillian Brooks, mezzos; John Holland and Michael Robert- Broder, baritones. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . GIMENO, LISIECKI & TCHAIKOVSKY 5 Apr 22–24 TSO.CA ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno, Lisiecki & Tchaikovsky 5. Shostakovich: Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes (TSO and TSYO Side-by-Side); Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 in g Op.16; Cris Derksen: Parkdale - Celebration Prelude (World Premiere); Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in e Op.64. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; Jan Lisiecki, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Starting at . Also Apr 23(8pm); 24(3pm). ● 8:00: Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre. David Wilcox. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811 or www.RHCentre. ca. .50. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Redman-Mehldau-McBride- Blade: A MoodSwing Reunion. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. -5. Saturday April 23 ● 4:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. USMAS 100 Alumni Concert featuring Vivid Ma. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 in E Op.109; Lowell Libermann: Gargoyles Op.29; Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op.12; Liszt: Liebeslied (Widmung by Robert Schumann) S566. Vivid Ma, piano. St. George by the Grange Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416-598- 3444. PWYC. ● 5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. The Canadian Jazz Master Awards Presentation and Performance (Music Mix). Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. . ● 7:00: Annette Studios Chapel. George Crotty Trio. George Crotty, cello; Jonathan Chapman, bass; Matias Recharte, drums. 566 Annette St. 647-573-2961. . ● 7:00: COSA Canada. Canadian Songscapes. Works by Matthew Emery, John Estacio, Katerina Gimon, John Greer, Morris Surdin and Robert Ursan. Alexandra Delle Donne, Skylar Cameron, Nansee Hughes, Chelsea Kolic, Caitlin McCaughey and Dijle Yukselir. Also Apr 21, 22, 24. ONLINE. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La traviata. Music by Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Amina Edris, soprano (Violetta Valery); Matthew Polenzani, tenor (Alfredo Germont); Canadian Opera Company Orchestra & Chorus; Johannes Debus, conductor; Arin Arbus, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231 or 1-800-250-4653. - 0. Also May 1(2pm); 3, 7(4:30pm), 12, 18, 20. At 7:30 unless otherwise noted. ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Piano Showcase. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. . ● 8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Garnet Rogers. St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. www.acousticharvest.ca. (advance only). ● 8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Mozart’s Requiem. Mozart: Requiem in d K626; Piano Concerto No.23 in A K488. Chamber Choir & Orchestra; Ron Greidanus, piano & conductor. Holy Cross Catholic Church, 14400 Argyll Rd., Georgetown. 905-873- 9909. ; (st under 18). ● 8:00: Music Gallery. You in Mind: Sanctuary Concert. Anh Phung, flute; Christina Smith, vocals; Empara, vocals; Maxh, vocals; Pothound, synths & bass; and others. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080 or www.musicgallery.org. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. WARNING! Strobe lights. ● 8:00: Rose Theatre/Brampton Concert Band. A Tribute to the Greatest Song Writers of All Time. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. www.tickets.brampton.ca or 905- 874-2800. From . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Jazz From Around the World Series: Makoto Ozone Trio & Youn Sun Nah. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. -0. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno, Lisiecki & Tchaikovsky 5. Shostakovich: Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes (TSO and TSYO Side-by-Side); Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 in g Op.16; Cris Derksen: Parkdale - Celebration Prelude (World Premiere); Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in e Op.64. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; Jan Lisiecki, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Apr 22(7:30pm); 24(3pm). ● 8:00: Westben. Digital Concert: Sammy Jackson. An intimate evening around the Westben Campfire. Sammy Jackson, vocals; Tom Fleming, guitar. 877-883-5777 or www. westbendigitalvenue.ca. Free or by donation at www.westben.ca/donate. ONLINE. Sunday April 24 ● 2:00: Peter Margolian and Friends. Chamber Music Concert. Music by Italian composers for voice, strings, brass, winds and piano. Works by Peri, Rendana, Petrassi, Casella, DallaPiccola, and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. Pre-register at 647-980- 5475 or peter.margolian@gmail.com. Free. Toronto Mandolin Orchestra Sunday April 24, 2pm Standing in solidarity with the people of Ukraine ● 2:00: VPAN. Toronto Mandolin Orchestra. Newroads Performing Arts Centre (formerly Newmarket Theatre), 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122 or www. newtix.ca or www.vpan.ca. ; (sr); (st). ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts Series: Ivo Pogorelić. Chopin: Baracarolle in F-sharp Op.60, Piano Sonata No.3 in b Op.58, Fantaisie in f Op.49, Berceuse in D-flat Op.57, Polonaise-fantasie in A-flat Op.61. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. -0. ● 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno, Lisiecki & Tchaikovsky 5. Shostakovich: Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes (TSO and TSYO Side-by-Side); Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 in g Op.16; Cris Derksen: Parkdale - Celebration Prelude (World Premiere); Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in e Op.64. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; Jan Lisiecki, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Apr 22(7:30pm); 23(8pm). ● 7:00: COSA Canada. Canadian Songscapes. Works by Matthew Emery, John Estacio, Katerina Gimon, John Greer, Morris Surdin and Robert Ursan. Alexandra Delle Donne, Skylar Cameron, Nansee Hughes, Chelsea Kolic, Caitlin McCaughey and Dijle Yukselir. Also Apr 21, 22, 23. ONLINE. Tuesday April 26 ● 12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Clarinet Quintet. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. ● 7:00: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. Jan Lisiecki: Poems of the Night. Chopin: Nocturnes and Études. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Robertson Theatre, 250 St. thewholenote.com April 15 - May 27, 2022 | 27

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