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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 drums. Sellers and Newell, 672 College St. 647-778-6345. . BRILLIANT BRANDENBURG May 13th at 8 pm TORONTOBACHFESTIVAL.ORG ● 8:00: Toronto Bach Festival. Brilliant Brandenburg. Bach: Concerto for oboe BWV1056; Concerto for flute, violin & harpsichord BWV1094; Brandenburg Concerto No.1 BWV1046. Grégoire Jeay, flute; Julia Wedman, violin; Christopher Bagan, harpsichord; John Abberger, oboe. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. www.torontobachfestival.org/single-tickets. . ● 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(2 & 8pm), 13(8pm). Saturday May 14 NOON RECITAL May 14th at noon COMPLETE SONATAS & PARTITAS May 14th at 4 & 8 pm TORONTOBACHFESTIVAL.ORG ● 12:00 noon: Toronto Bach Festival. Noon Organ Recital. Bach: Prelude & Fugue in a BWV543; Trio Sonata No.5 in c BWV529; Chorales from Clavierübung. John Bott, organ. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. www.torontobachfestival.org/single-tickets. . ● 4:00: Toronto Bach Festival. The Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin: Part 1. Bach: Sonata No.1 in g BWV1001; Partita No.1 in b BWV1002; Sonata No.2 in a BWV1003. Julia Wedman, Patricia Ahern, Valerie Gordon, Cristina Zacharias, violins. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. www.torontobachfestival. org/single-tickets. . Part 2 at 8pm. ● 7:30: Durham Youth Orchestra. DYO 25th Anniversary Gala Concert. Mozart: Mvt III (Rondeau) from Flute Quartet No.1 in D K285; Beecroft: Tre pezzi brevi; Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Op.44; Mozart: Mvt II (Andantino) from Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C K299; Bizet: Habanera from Carmen; and other works. Victor Zeyu Li, violin; Katya Poplyansky, violin; Allison Rich, cello; Meagan Turner, viola; Chelsie Vaillancourt, flute; and other soloists. Hebron Christian Reformed Church, 4240 Anderson St., Whitby. www.dyomusic.com/eventsconcerts/. ; Free(children in Grade 8 or under). ● 7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. The Emperor. Mozart: Overture to La clemenza di Tito; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat Op.73 “Emperor Concerto”; Johann Strauss II: Emperor Waltz, Op.437. Jarmin Weng, piano. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 227 Church St., Newmarket. 416-931-7899. . ● 8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Mike Stevens in a CD Release Celebration. St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. www.acousticharvest.ca. (advance only). ● 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 & 13. Livestream on May 14. ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Classic Albums Live Performs Billy Joel’s The Stranger. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. www. flatomarkhamtheatre.ca or 905-305-7469 or boxoffice@markham.ca. $15-. ● 8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. In Concert. Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in e Op.95 “From the New World”. Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-238-0015. -. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Jazz From Around the World Series: Ivan Lins Quintet & Supergenerous featuring Cyro Baptista & Kevin Breit. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -0. Proof of vaccination required. ● 8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. Heather Bambrick: A Jazzy Little Kitchen Party. Heather Bambrick Trio; Heather Bambrick, vocalist. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844-3972 or https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/heather-bambrick-a-jazzy-little-kitchen-party-tickets-306 835803147?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. . ● 8:00: TD Sunfest/Wolf Performance Hall. Las Cafeteras. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. www.sunfest.on.ca. ; (adv). ● 8:00: Toronto Bach Festival. The Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin: Part 2. Bach: Partita No.2 in d BWV1004; Sonata No.3 in C BWV1005; Partita No.3 in E BWV1006. Julia Wedman, Patricia Ahern, Valerie Gordon, Cristina Zacharias, violins. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. www. torontobachfestival.org/single-tickets. . Part 2 at 4pm. ● 8:00: Westben. Digital Concert: Laila Biali. Laila Biali, vocals/piano. 877-883- 5777 or www.westben.ca. Free or by donation at www.westben.ca/donate. NEW DATE. ONLINE. THAT CHOIR [ silence and solitude ] MAY 14 AT 8PM MAY 15 AT 2PM St. Anne's Anglican Church (270 Gladstone Ave) A L L T I C K E T S A R E P A Y W H A T Y O U C A N ! www.thatchoir.com ● 8:00: That Choir. silence and solitude. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-419-1756 or info@thatchoir.com or www. thatchoir.com. PWYC. Also May 15(2pm). Sunday May 15 ● 11:00am: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concert: mad.sad.glad (Relaxed Concert). Bizet: Carmen, Suite No.1 - Les Toréadors (No.5); Tchaikovsky: Excerpt from Symphony No.4; John Williams: Imperial March from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back; Beethoven: Excerpt from Coriolan Overture; Tchaikovsky: Excerpt from Mvt IV of Symphony No.6; and other works. Emad Zofaghari, viola; Daniel Bartholomew- Poyser, host & conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Starting at . Also 2 & 4pm. ● 1:00: Toronto Bach Festival. Bach the Dramatist: Public Lecture. An in-depth look at Bach’s dramatic writing in oratorio settings, particularly the Easter Oratorio and Ascension Oratorio. John Bott, presenter. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. www. torontobachfestival.org/single-tickets. Free. ● 2:00: That Choir. silence and solitude. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-419-1756 or info@thatchoir.com or www. thatchoir.com. PWYC. Also May 14(8pm). ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concert: mad.sad.glad. See 11am for details. ● 2:30: Cantorei sine Nomine. Handel’s Messiah. A live performance of Messiah in Handel’s original chamber version for small choir, strings, trumpets and soloists. Stu Beaudoin, conductor. Trinity United Church, 20 First Ave., Uxbridge. . Free. A donation of is suggested. Audience is requested to be fully vaccinated and masked. ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Power Corporation of Canada Vocal Concerts Series: Anne Sofie von Otter with Christoph Berner. Mozart: Abendempfindung K.523; Lindblad: Aftonen, Mån tro? Jo, jo!, Vaggvisa; Geiijer: Gräl och allt väl and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. - 0. Proof of vaccination required. ● 4:00: Mightier Productions. Conan and the Stone of Kelior. See May 5. EASTER ORATORIO May 15th at 4 pm TORONTOBACHFESTIVAL.ORG ● 4:00: Toronto Bach Festival. Easter Oratorio. Bach: Easter Oratorio BWV249; Ascension Oratorio BWV11. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. www.torontobachfestival.org/single-tickets. . ● 4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concert: mad.sad.glad. See 11am for details. ● 7:00: INNERchamber Ensemble. Theme & Evolutions. Common ground is the starting point for musical fusion. Using Bach’s Goldberg Variations as a starting point, the performers will tackle the theme of connection. Graham Hargrove, percussion; Daniel Ramjattan, guitar; Joe Phillips, bass. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. www. innerchamber.ca or tickets@innerchamber. ca. ; - (arts workers/st). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Pre-show 6:30pm. A light meal is available for patrons in Stratford. ● 7:00: Vivien Fellegi. Unite for Ukraine: A Musical Benefit. Kalyna Performing Arts Company, dancers; Quintageous Woodwind Quintet; Kalyn Dar, Ukrainian folk singers; David Kroo, vocalist and band; Lunar Bloom, folk singer ensemble; and others. St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church (Toronto), 33 Leeds St. For info email vfellegi@rogers.com. Live event tickets on eventbrite.ca. ; $15(livestream tbc). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Proceeds to Canada-Ukraine Foundation, a non-profit sending humanitarian aid to the war zone. Tuesday May 17 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rebecca Miller, Viola. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. 32 | April 15 - May 27, 2022 thewholenote.com

Wednesday May 18 ● May 18 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Organ Concert. Stefani Bedin, organ. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or www.organixconcerts.ca. Suggested freewill offering of . ● May 18 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La traviata. See Apr 23. Also May 20. At 7:30 unless otherwise noted. Thursday May 19 ● 8:00: TD Sunfest/Wolf Performance Hall. Twin Flames. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. www.sunfest.on.ca. ; (adv). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno + Hannigan. Julia Mermelstein: in moments, into bloom - Celebration Prelude (World Premiere); Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique Op.3; Zosha Di Castri: In the half-light, for soprano and orchestra (World Premiere); Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet, original 1910 version). Barbara Hannigan, soprano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also May 21. Friday May 20 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Friday Noontime Recital. Matthew Li, piano; BoPeng, violin. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe St. www.standrewstoronto.org/ events/music-at-standrews-2/. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La traviata. See Apr 23. ● 7:30: North Wind Concerts. All Creatures Great and Small. Vivaldi (arr. Chedeville): Spring from The Four Seasons; Biber: Sonata rapresentativa; Couperin: La linote efarouchée; Williams: Sonata in Imitation of Birds; Vivaldi: Concerto, Il Gardellino. Marco Cera, oboe; Alison Melville, recorder/flute; Cristina Zacharias, violin; Christopher Bagan, harpsichord; Kerri McGonigle, cello. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 416-305-1732. PWYC. Suggested admission . Also May 21 (St. Thomas’s Anglican Church). Saturday May 21 ● 7:30: North Wind Concerts. All Creatures Great and Small. Vivaldi (arr. Chedeville): Spring from The Four Seasons; Biber: Sonata rapresentativa; Couperin: La linote efarouchée; Williams: Sonata in Imitation of Birds; Vivaldi: Concerto, Il Gardellino. Marco Cera, oboe; Alison Melville, recorder/flute; Cristina Zacharias, violin; Christopher Bagan, harpsichord; Kerri McGonigle, cello. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-305-1732. PWYC. Suggested admission . Also May 20 (Columbus Centre). ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Love and Turmoil. Hindemith: Overture to Amor and Psyche; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 Op.40; Prokofiev: Symphony No.6 in e-flat Op.111. Ludmil Angelov, piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-604-8339 or KSOrchestra.ca or RHCentre.ca. $15-. LIVE, ONLINE or RECORDED. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno + Hannigan. See May 19 for details. Sunday May 22 ● 2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. The Mother of Us All. Music by Virgil Thomson. Libretto by Gertrude Stein. Meghan Lindsay, soprano; Daniela Agostino, soprano; Edward Larocque, tenor; Evan Korbut, baritone; Dion Mazerolle, baritone; Kate Carver, musical director/piano; Robert Cooper, chorus director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. www.operainconcert.com or 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. -. ● 2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Masterworks 2: The Stars Are Not Aligned. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila; Kevin Lau: The Stars Are Not Aligned. Michelle Colton, percussion; 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). ● 7:00: Nagata Shachu. Ma: The Space Between Us. Zashar Zar, dancer/choreographer; Nagata Shachu (Kiyoshi Nagata, Aki Takahashi, Naoya Kobayashi, Andrew Siu, Kevin Xi-Zhao He, Briana Lee, and Marie Gavin). Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. www.eventbrite.ca/e/ma-the-space-between-us-tickets-289925403687. . Tuesday May 24 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Jordana Kleiner, Flute. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Jazz From Around the World Series: Ivan Lins Quintet & Supergenerous featuring Cyro Baptista & Kevin Breit. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -0. ● 8:00: Tapestry Opera/OCAD University. R.U.R. A Torrent of Light. Music by Nicole Lizée. Libretto by Nicholas Billon. Gregory Oh, conductor; Michael Hidetoshi Mori, stage director. The Great Hall, OCAD University, Level 2, 100 McCaul St. 416-537-6066. . Also May 25, 26, 28, 29(4pm), Jun 1, 2, 4, 5(4pm). Wednesday May 25 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Organ Concert. Nicholas Capozzoli, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or www.organixconcerts.ca. Suggested freewill offering of . ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Trifonov Plays “Emperor”. Afarin Mansouri: Celebration Prelude (World Premiere); Liadov: The Enchanted Lake Op.62; Samy Moussa: Symphony No.2 (World Premiere); Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat Op.73 “Emperor”. Daniil Trifonov, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also May 27(7:30pm); 28(8pm). ● 8:00: Tapestry Opera/OCAD University. R.U.R. A Torrent of Light. Music by Nicole Lizée. Libretto by Nicholas Billon. Gregory Oh, conductor; Michael Hidetoshi Mori, stage director. The Great Hall, OCAD University, Level 2, 100 McCaul St. 416-537-6066. . Also May 24, 26, 28, 29(4pm), Jun 1, 2, 4, 5(4pm). Thursday May 26 ● 7:00: Magisterra at the Museum/Museum London. Viola and More. Brahms: Sonata in E-flat; Stanford: Viola Sonata; Weiner: Ballade; Thieriot: Double Concerto. Elise Desjardins, piano. Museum London, 421 Ridout St. N., London. eventbrite.ca/e/magisterra-at-themuseum-viola-and-more-tickets-168951936791. ; (sr); $15(st with id); (young adult pass-30 and under); from $15(streamed tickets). All tickets must be purchased in advance. ● 8:00: Tapestry Opera/OCAD University. R.U.R. A Torrent of Light. Music by Nicole Lizée. Libretto by Nicholas Billon. Gregory Oh, TRIFONOV PLAYS “EMPEROR” May 25, 27 & 28 TSO.CA conductor; Michael Hidetoshi Mori, stage director. The Great Hall, OCAD University, Level 2, 100 McCaul St. 416-537-6066. . Also May 24, 25, 28, 29(4pm), Jun 1, 2, 4, 5(4pm). Friday May 27 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Friday Noontime Recital. Su Jeon Higuera, piano; Jin Lee Youn, violin. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. www.standrewstoronto.org/events/music-at-standrews-2/. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Trifonov Plays “Emperor”. See May 25. KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA in-person, streamed and recorded thewholenote.com April 15 - May 27, 2022 | 33

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