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Volume 27 Issue 7 | May 20 - July 12, 2022

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listings@theWholeNote.com Event listings are free of charge to artists, venues and presenters. This issue contains event listings from May 20 to July 12, 2022. THERE ARE TWO LISTINGS SECTIONS IN THIS ISSUE ● Section 1: Live and/or Livestreamed Events, May 20July 12 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.8 covers July and August 2022. The print submission deadline for new listings is 6pm Tuesday June 14. 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 | May 20 to July 12, 2022 Friday May 2012:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Friday Noontime Recital. Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien; Rachmaninoff: Sonata No.2. Matthew Li, piano; BoPeng, violin. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. www.standrewstoronto.org/events/musicat-standrews-2/. Free. Donations welcome. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 3:30: PODIUM 2022 Choral Festival. Prairie Voices, Singing Out + Song Sharing. Philip Lapatha, Jody Malone, conductors; Beth Hanson, accompanist; Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne, Indigenous knowledge keepers. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. podium2022.ca/festivalconcerts. ; (sr); $20(st). ● 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. ● 7:30: Harbourfront Centre. A’nó:wara Dance Theatre: Sky Dancers. Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, choreographer and director. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. www.harbourfrontcentre.com. Also May 21(2pm & 7:30pm); 22(2pm); 23(2pm). ● 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). ● 8:00: PODIUM 2022 Choral Festival. Toronto Mass Choir. Toronto Mass Choir Band; Karen Burke, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. podium2022.ca/festivalconcerts. ; (sr); $20(st). Saturday May 21 ● 10:00am: Royal Conservatory of Music. The Taylor Academy Playathon. Held outdoors in the courtyard. Students, alumni, faculty, and other special guests will participate in the full-day playathon. 273 Bloor St. W. https://www.rcmusic.com/taylor-playathon. Free. ● 2:00: Harbourfront Centre. A’nó:wara Dance Theatre: Sky Dancers. See May 20. Also May 21(7:30pm); 22(2pm); 23(2pm). ● 2:15: Anthroposophy in Toronto. Eurythmy Class. Lois Macaulay, performance eurythmist; Etsuko Kimura, violin. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-921-1043 or lois@ bellnet.ca. /class or 5 for 8-class series. Space is limited. Also May 28, June 4, 11. ● 5:00: PODIUM 2022 Choral Festival. Jason Max Ferdinand Singers. Jason Max Ferdinand, conductor; John Stoddart, accompanist. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. podium2022.ca/festivalconcerts. ; (sr); $20(st). ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. Music by W. A. Mozart. Ilker Arcayürek, tenor (Tamino); Caroline Wettergreen, soprano (The Queen of the Night); Gordon Bintner, bass-baritone (Papageno); Anna-Sophie Neher, soprano (Pamina); Canadian Opera Company Orchestra & Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor; Anna Theodosakis, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231 or 1-800-250- 4653. -0. ● 7:30: Harbourfront Centre. A’nó:wara Dance Theatre: Sky Dancers. See May 20. Also May 21(2pm); 22(2pm); 23(2pm). ● 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. -. LIVE, ONLINE or RECORDED. ● 8:00: PODIUM 2022 Choral Festival. Dead of Winter. Andrew Balfour, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. podium2022.ca/festivalconcerts. ; (sr); $20(st). ● 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 halflight, 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 19. ● 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 Sunday May 22 ● 2:00: Harbourfront Centre. A’nó:wara Dance Theatre: Sky Dancers. Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, choreographer and director. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. www.harbourfrontcentre.com. CANCELLED. ● 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. 30 | May 20 - July 12, 2022 thewholenote.com

niagarasymphony.com or 905-688-0722 or 905-688-5601 x3700 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (arts worker); (st & youth). ● 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. -. ● 3:30: PODIUM 2022 Choral Festival. Shallaway Youth Choir featuring the NL Deaf Choir, Winnipeg Boys Choir & Song Sharing. Kellie Walsh, Carylyn Boyes, Spencer Duncanson, conductors; Leslee Heys, Lisa Rumpel, accompanists; Deantha Edmunds, Indigenous knowledge keeper. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. podium2022.ca/ festivalconcerts. ; (sr); $20(st). Concert will have ASL interpretation. ● 5:00: Opera Revue. Opera Revue at Factory Girl. Mozart: Selections from Don Giovanni; and works by Weill and Puccini. Danie Friesen, soprano; Alexander Hajek, baritone; Adam Luther, tenor; Claire Harris, piano. Factory Girl, 193 Danforth Ave. 647-637-7491. . ● 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. . ● 8:00: PODIUM 2022 Choral Festival. Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble. Arianne Abela, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. podium2022.ca/festivalconcerts. ; (sr); $20(st). Monday May 23 ● 2:00: Harbourfront Centre. A’nó:wara Dance Theatre: Sky Dancers. Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, choreographer and director. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. www.harbourfrontcentre.com. See May 20. ● 3:30: PODIUM 2022 Choral Festival. Exultate Chamber Singers, Canadian Men’s Chorus & Song Sharing. Mark Ramsay, Greg Rainville, conductors; Mira Jung, Gary Forbes, accompanists; Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne, Indigenous knowledge keepers. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. podium2022.ca/festivalconcerts. ; (sr); $20(st). 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. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Renaissance Music at the Cathedral. Duo Oriana: Sinéad White, soprano; Jonathan Stuchbery, lute. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. String Concerts: Joshua Bell with Peter Dugan. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -5. ● 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 $20. ● 7:30: Toronto Choral Society. Mozart Requiem. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. www.torontochoralsociety. org. ; (adv). ● 8:00: Tapestry Opera/OCAD University. R.U.R. A Torrent of Light. See May 24. Also May 26, 28, 29(4pm), Jun 1, 2, 4, 5(4pm). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno Conducts “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”. Garrick Ohlsson, 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). Thursday May 26 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Showcase Series: Asian Heritage Month - Rasa Sayang: From Malaysia, With Love. This interactive lecture explores composer Tracy Wong’s lived experience as a first-generation Canadian immigrant, conductor, and musician, and provides audiences the opportunity to explore and sing well-known Malaysian folk songs. Wong is joined by members of the Hamilton Children’s Choir. Hamilton Children’s Choir; Tracy Wong, composer. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. . Free. Ticket required. ● 12:30: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. Free: Preview Event at Nathan Phillips Square. With a sampling of local artists plus Collegium Musicale from Estonia. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. 416-694-6900 or www.singtoronto. com. Free. ● 7:00: Browntasauras Records. Nick Maclean Quartet Featuring Brownman Ali. Nick Maclean, piano; Brownman Ali, trumpet; Ben Duff, bass; Jacob Wutzke, drums. Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Brigade Association Club, 193 Ontario St., Kingston. 613-542-8152 or www.eventbrite.ca/e/ nick-maclean-quartet-feat-brownman-alimodern-jazz-tickets-321405842527. $20; (adv). ● 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. www.eventbrite.ca/e/magisterra-atthe-museum-viola-and-more-tickets-168951936791. ; (sr); (st with id); (young adult pass-30 and under); from (streamed tickets). All tickets must be purchased in advance. ● 8:00: Estonian Music Week. Collegium Musicale. Endrik Üksvärav, conductor. Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. www.eventbrite.ca/e/sing-inconcert-collegium-musicale-estonian-choirtickets-301538097567. -. ● 8:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. In Concert: Collegium Musicale (Estonian Choir). Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-694-6900 or www.singtoronto.com. -; (underfunded arts workers, st, underemployed, health workers). ● 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. See May 24. Also May 25, 28, 29(4pm), Jun 1, 2, 4, 5(4pm). Friday May 2712:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Friday Noontime Recital. Sonatas by Mozart and Brahms. 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. ● 6:15: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Chamber Soloists. Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock; Samy Moussa: Frammenti dolorosi et amorosi - Eight Songs for Voice and Piano. Jamie Groote, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo; Eric Abramovitz, clarinet; Rachael Kerr, piano. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Admission is included in the price of the TSO concert ticket for the scheduled performance. Seating is limited, and latecomers will not be admitted after the performance start time. ● 7:30: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. In Concert: Confluence Concerts Presents Suba’s Singing Smorgasbord! All a cappella. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-694-6900 or www. singtoronto.com. $20-. Also May 28. ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno Conducts “Emperor”. See May 25. Also May 28(8pm). ● 8:30: Black Fish Project. Black Fish in Concert. Ton Beau String Quartet; Majd Sekkar, clarinet; Andrew Downing, double bass; Louis Pino and Naoko Tsujita, percussion; Keyan Emami, live electronics. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. ; (Friends); (sr); $20(st). Saturday May 28 ● 12:00 noon: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. Free: Ontario Place Trillium Park – Daytime Free Outdoor Concerts. Community choirs, emerging artists, and some established local artists. Ontario Place, Trillium Park, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 416-694-6900 or www.singtoronto. com. Free. Also May 29. ● 2:00: Dorothy de Val. Fanny, Clara & Louise: Cherchez la femme! A fund-raising concert for SCAN! (Seniors for Climate Action Now!). Piano trios by Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and Louise Farrenc. Velma Ko, violin; Nancy Nourse, flute; Kye Marshall, cello; Dorothy de Val, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-767-6665 or www. susannamccleary.com or dorothydeval@ thewholenote.com May 20 - July 12, 2022 | 31

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