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

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Live or Live Streamed | May 20 to July 12, 2022 and string quartet. Marie Bérard, violin; Emily Kruspe, violin; Rémi Pelletier, viola; Heidi Elise Bearcroft, harp; Winona Zelenka, cello. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. https:// trioarkel.eventbrite.ca. . LIVE & ON DEMAND. All live and on demand tickets purchased for Apr 3 will be honoured for the new date and no further action is required. Also available on demand from Jun 12 to 26. Tuesday June 7 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Amahl Arulanandam, Cello. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. Wednesday June 8 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Organ Concert. Alexander Straus-Fausto, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or www.organixconcerts.ca. Suggested freewill offering of $20. ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Magic of Motown. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. www.flatomarkhamtheatre.ca or 905-305- 7469 or boxoffice@markham.ca. -. Thursday June 9 Virtuoso Accordionist Michael Bridge Plays Gubaidulina ESPRIT LIVE 2022! Act 4 June 9 at Koerner Hall espritorchestra.com Thomas Adès’ Polaris appears again with Esprit ESPRIT LIVE 2022! Act 4 June 9 at Koerner Hall espritorchestra.com ● 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Esprit Live 2022!: Act 4. Sophia Gubaidulina: Fachwerk, for accordion, percussion & orchestra; Alison Yun-Fei Jiang: Sanctuary; Thomas Adès: Polaris, voyage for orchestra. Michael Bridge, accordion; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno Conducts Grieg & Mahler. Iman Habibi: Celebration Prelude (World Premiere); Francisco Coll: Elysian for Orchestra (World Premiere); Grieg: Piano Concerto in a Op.16; Mahler: Symphony No.1 in D. Javier Perianes, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Jun 11. Friday June 10 ● 7:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Language of Birds. Composed by John Kennedy. Libretto by Peter M. Krask. Berkeley COSA Canada Presents: GOLDEN HARVEST Music: Larysa Kuzmenko Libretto: Talia Zajac A Benefit Concert: All Performers’ fees & Proceeds going to The Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal Tickets: on Eventbrite.ca - In Person & Live Stream Tickets Available Antonina Ermolenko Soprano Alexander Hajek Baritone Mia Bach Pianist Darryl Edwards Conductor Castle Courtyard, 2 Berkeley St. www.canadianchildrensopera.com/Alice. ; (18 years and younger). Also Jun 11(3pm & 7pm), 12(3pm). ● 9:00: TONE Festival. Electronics Concert. Kee Avil, guitar; Vicky Mettler, composer; Karla (Yunjin Claire Lee & Yoni Newman); Output 1:1:1. Cinecycle, 129 Spadina Ave. https:// tonetoronto.tumblr.com. ; $12(adv). Saturday June 11 ● 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 14, 21, 28, June 4. ● 2:30: Mississauga Chamber Singers. Love Canada. Mississauga Chamber Singers; PCS Singers Brampton. North Bramalea United Church, 363 Howden Blvd., Brampton. 905- 456-3441 or pcsbrampton@gmail.com. $20; (youth). ● 3:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Language of Birds. See Jun 11. Also Jun 11(7pm), 12(3pm). ● 7:30: Raag-Mala Toronto. Ramneek Singh & Pankaj Mishra. Vidushi Ramneek Singh, vocalist; Pankaj Mishra, sarangi; Gurinder Singh, tabla. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. . . ● 8:00: North York Concert Orchestra. In Concert. Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem). RESOUND Choir; Amadeus Choir; Midori Marsh, soprano; Adam Kuiack, baritone. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 1-888-687-6926. -. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno Conducts Grieg & Mahler. See Jun 9. ● 8:00: Westben. Digital Concert: The Pencil Salesman. Story, libretto & music by Brian Finley inspired & commissioned by A.M. Herzberg. John Fanning, baritone (Boris Ball); June 11 - Toronto 8pm June 12 - Oshawa 4pm Donna Bennett, soprano (Rose); Alexander Dobson, baritone (The Pencil Salesman); Virginia Hatfield, soprano (Daisy); and others; Westben Festival Orchestra & Chorus; Daniel Warren, conductor; Michael Mori, stage director. ONLINE, . 877-883-5777 or www.westbendigitalvenue.ca. Free or by donation at www.westben.ca/donate. Sunday June 12 ● 3:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Language of Birds. See Jun 11. ● 4:00: North York Concert Orchestra. In Concert. Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem). RESOUND Choir; Amadeus Choir; Midori Marsh, soprano; Adam Kuiack, baritone. General Sikorsky Hall, 1551 Stevenson Rd. N., Oshawa. 1-888-687- 6926. -. Monday June 13 ● 12:15: Music Mondays. Homelands. Janáček: On an Overgrown Path; Xinjiang: Song of the Snow Mountain; and works by Assiginaak, McKiver and Morlock. Elaine Lau, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 X223 or musicmondays.ca. PWYC ( suggested). ● 7:00: Peterborough Singers. Vivaldi’s Gloria & Fauré’s Requiem. Shannon McCracken, soprano; Jonathan Liebich, bass; Syd Birrell, organ; Christine Slevan, conductor. Murray Street Baptist Church, 175 Murray St., Peterborough. 705-745-1820 or www.peterboroughsingers.com. . All proceeds to be donated to three local charities. Tuesday June 14 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Artist TBA. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. Wednesday June 15 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. John Laing, Organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering($20 suggested). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno + Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. Adam Scime: A Dream of Refuge (Next Generation Commission) (World Premiere); Bekah Sims: Bite (Next Generation Commission) GIMENO + BEETHOVEN’S “ODE TO JOY” JUN 15, 16, 18 & 19 Tuesday, June 7, 7:30pm Humbercrest United Church 16 Baby Point Road Toronto www.cosacanada.org Featuring the Vocal Artists of the Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation nyco.ca RESOUNDChoir.ca TSO.CA 36 | May 20 - July 12, 2022 thewholenote.com

(World Premiere); Roydon Tse: Unrelenting Sorrow (Next Generation Commission) (World Premiere); Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in d Op.125 “Choral”. Angela Meade, soprano; Rihab Chaieb, mezzo; Issachah Savage, tenor; Ryan Green, bass; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Jun 16(8pm), 18(8pm), 19(3pm). Friday June 17 ● 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. A Waltz Dream. By Oscar Straus. Andrea Nuñez, soprano (Helene); Scott Rumble, tenor (Niki); Elizabeth Beeler, soprano (Theodora); Keith Klassen, tenor (Crown Prince Joachim IV); and Gregory Finney, baritone (Count Lothar); Derek Bate, 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.stlc. com. -. Also June 18, 19(3pm). Saturday June 18 ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach Motets Return. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy) BWV227; Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Sing unto the Lord a new song) BWV225; Sarabande from Cello Suite No.5 in c BWV1011; Giga from Partita in d for violin BWV1004; A selection of preludes for organ and harpsichord. Members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Geneviève Gilardeau, violin; Kieran Campbell, cello; Charlotte Nediger, organ and harpsichord. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. info@ Bach Motets Return LIVE CONCERT June 18, 2022 8:00pm Eglinton St. George’s United Church tafelmusik.org tafelmusik.org or 1-833-964-633. Tickets on sale Apr 21. ● 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. A Waltz Dream. See Jun 17. Also Jun 19(3pm). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno + Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. See Jun 15. Also Jun 19(3pm). Sunday June 19 ● 3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. A Waltz Dream. See Jun 17. ● 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno + Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. See Jun 15. KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA ● 6:45: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Chamber Soloists. Barbara Assiginaak: Lullaby for Pipigwan and String Quartet; Mozart: Flute Quartet No.3 in C K285b – Mvt. I & II. Kelly Zimba, flute; Barbara Assiginaak, pipigwan; Eri Kosaka, violin; Yolanda Bruno, violin; Rémi Pelletier, viola; Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello. 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. Monday June 2012:15: Music Mondays. Jordan Klapman: 4Known. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 X223 or musicmondays.ca. PWYC ( suggested). ● 7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Maple Blues Awards. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -. Tuesday June 21 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Sophie Lanthier, Flute. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. Wednesday June 22 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Richard Spotts, Organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering($20 suggested). ● 7:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Twilight Summer Concerts. Artie Shaw, Pirates of the Carribean, Young Peoples Guide to John Williams, Yakety Sax, As Recorded by Sinatra. Applewood/Shaver House, 450 The West Mall, Etobicoke. . Free. Rain or shine event. Also Jul 6, 20. ● 7:30: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrates Dave Brubeck’s Centennial. Chris and Dan Brubeck. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722 or 905-688-5601 x3700 or 1-855-515- 0722. (Orchestra); (Balcony); (st/ youth). Friday June 24 ● 7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Mozart and Prokofiev. Alexina Louie: Music for a Celebration; Mozart: Clarinet Concerto; Matthias McIntire: Yangon Connection; Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D Op.25 “Classical”. Dominic Desautels, solo clarinet; Gemma New, conductor. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. www. hpo.org/event/vivaldis-four-seasons-2/. $20- (Live); (Online). LIVE & ONLINE. ● 8:00: Blue Sky Culture and Arts. Joe Hisaishi. Music from Studio Ghibli. Joe Hisaishi: DA-MA-SHI-E; Spirited Away Suite; The East Land Symphony. Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Joe Hisaishi, conductor. Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. www.ticketmaster.ca. . Also Jun 25. ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Metamorphoses. Franck: Symphonic Variations; Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 in F; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in e Op.64. Sheng Cai, 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. -. Also Jun 25. LIVE, ONLINE or RECORDED. Saturday June 25 ● 8:00: Blue Sky Culture and Arts. Joe Hisaishi. Music from Studio Ghibli. Joe Hisaishi: DA-MA-SHI-E; Spirited Away Suite; The East Land Symphony. Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Joe Hisaishi, conductor. Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E. www.ticketmaster.ca. . Also Jun 24. ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Fate and Transformation. Franck: Symphonic Variations; Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 in F; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in e Op.64. Sheng Cai, piano; Michael Berec, host; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 905-604-8339. ; (sr); $20(youth); (1 recording). ● 8:00: Night Kitchen Too. Variety Show: Resuscitation Show. Pinnacle Playhouse, 256 Pinnacle St., Belleville. 613-849-8557 or 613-243-1976. . Martin MacDonald, Music Director Sibelius Brahms Rival and Dvorak in-person, streamed and recorded Sunday June 26, 2022 at 8 pm For Tickets and Info cathedralbluffs.com thewholenote.com May 20 - July 12, 2022 | 37

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