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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

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Live or Live Streamed | April 15 to May 27, 2022 ● 8:00: Solidaridad Tango. Tango: A Concert. Luis Ramirez: Immigration Suite; and works by Julián Peralta, Diego Schissi, Katharina Deissler, and others. Solidaridad Tango; Luis Ramirez Quintet. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-912-9298. . Monday May 2 ● 7:00: Peterborough Singers. The Music of Paul Simon. Beau Dixon, Barry Haggarty, guitar; Andrew Affleck, bass; Steve McCracken, saxophone; Rob Phillips, keyboard; Curtis Cronkwright, drums; Doug Sutherland, trumpet; Syd Birrell, conductor. Emmanuel United Church, 534 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-745-1820 or www.peterboroughsingers. com. -. ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble. Frehner: Sometimes the Devil Plays Fate for mezzo and chamber orchestra (world premiere); Works by Bhagwati. Brian Current, conductor. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www. rcmusic.com/performance. Free. Proof of vaccination required. Tuesday May 3 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Theresa Rudolph & John Rudolph, Viola & Percussion. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La traviata. See Apr 23. Also May 7(4:30pm), 12, 18, 20. At 7:30 unless otherwise noted. Wednesday May 4 ● 7:00: John Dupuis. Piano Evening with John Dupuis. Schubert: Moments musicaux; Liszt/Schubert: Hark, Hark! the Lark!; Ravel: Jeux d’eau; Morel: Deux Êtudes de sonorité; Schubert: Sonata in B-flat. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. www.eventbrite.com/e/ john-dupuis-piano-evening-toronto-tickets-273791877877. (adv through Eventbrite); (at door); (st at door only). Thursday May 5 ● 7:30: Mightier Productions. Conan and the Stone of Kelior. Music by Mozart, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Verdi, and Rachmaninoff. Book by Kyle McDonald. Kyle McDonald, bass (Conan the Cimmerian); Lynn Isnar, soprano (Harapshili, Queen of Koth); Corey Arnold, tenor (Qidan, a thief); Robert De Vrij, bass (Kelior, a wizard); Patrick Burton, baritone (Thoth-Amon, a wizard); and other performers; Diana DiMauro, conductor; Kyle McDonald, stage director. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St. www.mightierproductions.com. In person: (cash at door); (online); (st) for students. Livestream: ; (st). Also May 7, 8(4pm), 11, 13, 15(4pm). Start time is 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Livestreamed on May 7 & 8. ● 7:30: Tafelmusik. Bach: Mass in B Minor. Joanne Lunn, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; Jonathan Adams, baritone; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Masaaki Suzuki, conductor. Massey Hall, Bach B-Minor Mass tafelmusik.org Live concert May 5, 7:30pm Massey Hall Digital concert (LIVESTREAM) May 6, 7:30pm Online concert hall 178 Victoria St. info@tafelmusik.org or 1-833- 964-633. .90-9. Also May 6(online). ● 7:30: TO Live/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One. Alexandre Desplat: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (Film with Live Orchestra). Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. www.ticketmaster.ca. Starting at . Also May 6 & 7. ● 8:00: Canadian Stage/TO Live. Crypto. Guillaume Côté, Greta Hodgkinson, Natasha Poon Woo, and Casia Vengoechea, dancers. Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-368-3110. -9. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: ARC Ensemble: Marc Neikrug’s A Song by Mahler. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. ● 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. A Northern Lights Dream. Music and libretto by Michael Rose. Christine Haldane, soprano (Helen); Lauren Pearl, soprano (Robin); Gregory Finney, baritone (Taylor); Ian Backstrom (Nick); Karen Bojti (Mrs. Duke); Kate Carver, conductor; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723 or 1–800-708-7654 or www.tolive.com. -. Also May 6, 7(3pm). Friday May 6 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Friday Noontime Recital. The Ezra Duo: Jacob Clewell, viola; TBA, piano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. www.standrewstoronto.org/events/music-at-standrews-2/. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 7:30: Tafelmusik. Bach: Mass in B Minor. Joanne Lunn, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; Jonathan Adams, baritone; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Masaaki Suzuki, conductor. info@tafelmusik.org or 1-833-964-633. Performed in the newly revitalized Massey Hall. Also May 5(inperson). ONLINE. ● 7:30: The Gordon Jeffery Music Foundation. The Jeffery Concerts: The Penderecki String Quartet. Haydn: String Quartet in f Op.20 No.5; Mozetich: Lament in the Trampled Garden; Penderecki: String Quartet No.4; Dvořák: String Quartet No.14 in A-flat Op.105. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-672-8800 or www.grandtheatre. com. . ● 7:30: TO Live/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One. Alexandre Desplat: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (Film with Live Orchestra). Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. www.ticketmaster.ca. Starting at . Also May 5 & 7. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. String Concert Series: Sheku Kanneh Mason with Isata Kanneh Mason. Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.4 in C Op.102 No.1; Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in d H.125; Bridge: Sonata for Cello and Piano in d H125; Britten: Cello Sonata in C Op.65. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/ performance. -0. Proof of vaccination required. ● 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. A Northern Lights Dream. Music and libretto by Michael Rose. Christine Haldane, soprano (Helen); Lauren Pearl, soprano (Robin); Gregory Finney, baritone (Taylor); Ian Backstrom (Nick); Karen Bojti (Mrs. Duke); Kate Carver, conductor; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723 or 1–800-708-7654 or www.tolive.com. -. Also May 5, 7(3pm). Saturday May 7 ● 4:30: Canadian Opera Company. La traviata. See Apr 23. Also May 12, 18, 20. At 7:30 unless otherwise noted. ● 7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. With Heart, In Hope. Beethoven: Mass in C; Steve Dobrogosz: Mass; Mascagni: Selections from Cavalleria rusticana. Érika Wood, soprano; Mélissa Danis, mezzo; Lauren Halasz, alto; J. Rigzin Tute, tenor; Adam Wicks, tenor; David Finneran, baritone; Nicholas Wanstall, baritone; Carl Steinhauser, organ; String Orchestra. Humber Valley United Church, NOON AT MET: “SOLID SILVER” quintet from The Metropolitan Silver Band FREE (in-person & livestream) FRIDAY, MAY 6 AT 12PM A “sterling” array of Renaissance Dances, folk melodies, well-loved classics & movie music! 56 Queen St. E. metunited.ca 30 | April 15 - May 27, 2022 thewholenote.com

ETOBICOKE CENTENNIAL CHOIR Our long-awaited return to live performance! Saturday, May 7 7:30pm etobicokecentennialchoir.ca 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-779-2258 or www.etobicokecentennialchoir.ca. . ● 7:30: Mightier Productions. Conan and the Stone of Kelior. See May 5. Also May 8(4pm), 11, 13, 15(4pm). Start time is 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Livestreamed on May 7 & 8. ● 7:30: TO Live/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One. Alexandre Desplat: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (Film with Live Orchestra). Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. www.ticketmaster.ca. Starting at . Also May 5 & 6. ● 8:00: Paradise Theatre. Isn’t He Lovely: The Music of Stevie Wonder. Tony Nolasco, vocalist; 9-piece backup group. 1006 Bloor St. W. www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-music-of-steviewonder-tickets-215370056637. (Main Floor); (Balcony). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix & Recovered Concerts Series: Meow Meow. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www.rcmusic.com/ performance. -. CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY. ● 8:00: SoundCrowd. Don’t Stop the Music! Arrangements of songs by Elton John, Rihanna, Dua Lippa, George Michael, and Kiki Dee. SoundCrowd, a cappella ensemble. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 647- 970-1397. . ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Schubert & Shostakovich: Glancing Back, Forging Ahead. Stanley Grill: “1918” for voice and orchestra (world premiere); Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony Op.49a; Falla: Seven Popular Spanish Songs; Saman Shahi: Suspended Doorways; Schubert: Sinfonia in g (String Quartet No.9). Beste Kalender, mezzo; Nurhan Arman, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St. In person 416-366-7723; virtual 416-499-0403 or www.sinfoniatoronto.com. In-person: .97; .06(sr); .96(st); Livestream: $15. LIVE & ONLINE. Sunday May 8 ● 2:00: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. Performing Arts Sunday Series: Janina Fialkowska in Recital. Janina Fialkowska, piano. 126 James St. S, Hamilton. www.hcarts.ca/ pass or 905-528-4020. ; (sr/st). ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. String Concerts Series: Gautier Capuçon with Jean- Yves Thibaudet. Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op.73; Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in e Op.38; Debussy: Sonata for Cello in d L.135; Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in d Op.40. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or www. rcmusic.com/performance. -15. ● 4:00: Mightier Productions. Conan and the Stone of Kelior. See May 5. Also May 11, 13, 15(4pm). Start time is 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Livestreamed on May 7 & 8. Tuesday May 10 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Clarinet Quintet. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Best of John Williams. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at (eve); (mat). Also May 11(2 & 8pm), 13(8pm). Wednesday May 11 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Organ Concert. Mark Himmelman, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or www.organixconcerts.ca. Suggested freewill offering of . ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Best of John Williams. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at (eve); (mat). Also May 10(8pm), 11(8pm), 13(8pm). ● 7:30: Mightier Productions. Conan and the Stone of Kelior. See May 5. Also May 13, 15(4pm). Start time is 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Livestreamed on May 7 & 8. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Marcus Roberts with the Modern Jazz Generation. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. -. Proof of vaccination required. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Best of John Williams. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at (eve); (mat). Also May 10(8pm), 11(2pm), 13(8pm). Thursday May 12 ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La traviata. See Apr 23. Also May 18, 20. At 7:30 unless otherwise noted. ● 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble/Harbourfront Centre/Writers Collective of Canada. Who Is We: Voices Across the Divides. A Concert of Question and Hope. Kan Cheung, Paul Eng, Dee Hope, Marta McIlroy, Ellise Ramos, and other perfomers; Daniel MacIvor, stage director; Andrew Burashko, music director. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-973-4000 or www. my.harbourfrontcentre.com/overview/37925. From . Also May 13 & 14. Livestream on May 14. Claude Vivier’s Orion appears again with Esprit ESPRIT LIVE 2022! Act 3 May 12 at Koerner Hall espritorchestra.com ● 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Esprit Live 2022!: Act 3. Claude Vivier: Orion; Stephanie Orlando: riptide; Julia Mermelstein: in water suspended; Christina Volpini: waves, breaking, reflecting light. Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Friday May 13 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Friday Noontime Recital. Brian Hsu, piano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe St. www. standrewstoronto.org/events/music-at-standrews-2/. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 7:30: Mightier Productions. Conan and the Stone of Kelior. See May 5. Also May 15(4pm). Start time is 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Livestreamed on May 7 & 8. ● 7:30: Upper Canada Choristers. The French Connection. Lysenko: Prayer for Ukraine; Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Requiem Op.48; Franck: Panis angelicus; Saint-Saëns: La Calme des nuits (Stillness of the Nights); and other works. Upper Canada Choristers; Cantemos; Bradley Christensen, baritone; Hye Won (Cecilia) Lee, piano; Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. www.uppercanadachoristers.org or info@uppercanadachoristers.org or 416-256-0510 or www. ucc-french-connection-faure-requiemtickets.eventbrite.ca. Live: ; Free tickets for vaccinated children under 16 if accompanied by an adult. In-person tickets must be obtained in advance. Streaming: Free(donations accepted). LIVE & STREAMED. YouTube link www.youtube. com/watch?v=DQttIHAq4ss&feature=emb_ imp_woyt. ● 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble/Harbourfront Centre/Writers Collective of Canada. Who Is We: Voices Across the Divides. A Concert of Question and Hope. Kan Cheung, Paul Eng, Dee Hope, Marta McIlroy, Ellise Ramos, and other perfomers; Daniel MacIvor, stage director; Andrew Burashko, music director. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-973-4000 or www. my.harbourfrontcentre.com/overview/37925. From . Also May 12 & 14. Livestream on May 14. ● 8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Home in the 6ix: A Concert in Celebration of Toronto Composers. World premieres of commissions by Tracy Wong, Katharine Petkovski, and Stephanie Martin and choral works by other Toronto composers. Exultate Chamber Singers; Mark Ramsay, artistic director; Mira Jung, piano. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-971-9229 or www.exultate. net/tickets. PWYC: , , , 0 ( tax receipt) or $150 (0 tax receipt). ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. 6 Guitars. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. www.flatomarkhamtheatre.ca or 905-305-7469 or boxoffice@markham.ca. $15-. ● 8:00: rbi productions/TO Live. Jesse Cook. Jesse Cook, guitar & composer. Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708- 6754 or www.tolive.com. -. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. World Music Series: Las Cafeteras & Patricia Cano. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -. Proof of vaccination required. ● 8:00: Sellers & Newell Literary Society. George Crotty Trio. 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