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Volume 10 Issue 7 - April 2005

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. OPERA AND MUSIC THEATRE CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE 2:00. BB Oalhousie St., Brantford. 519· 75B-8090, B00-265-0710. . - Strauss: Die Fledermaus (The Bat). Harbourfront Centre/Jeunesses Musicales of Ontario. Music With Bite Opera workshop performance. Singers from Camp musical des Laurentides; Louise· Andree Baril, director. April 17: 1 :00. 235 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. or 4 for . - Tchaikowsky: Eugene Onegin. Royal Opera Canada. Dwight Bennett, artistic director. April 30: 7:30. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905-306·6000. · 5, S 1201srlst). - The End of the Moon. Harbourfront Centre. Performance art meditation on the meaning of beauty and the culture of contemporary America. Conceived and performed by Laurie Anderson. April 20,21: B:OO. Premiere Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Ouay West. 416-973-4000. - The Happy Prince. Brampto Theatres. Story told with music, live action & puppetry. For children from senior kindergarten to Grade 5. April 9: 3:00 & 7:00. Heritage Theatre, B6 Main St. North, Brampton. 905-B74-2800. , group rate. - The last Seduction: A Storyteller's Don Giovanni. Toronto Festival of Storytelling. Diva Diva Diva, voices; Lorne Brown, storyteller. April 2: 8:00. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-656-2445. .. - The Music Man. Scarborough Choral Society. April 1,2,8,9: B:OO, April 2.3,9, 10: 2:00. Armenian Youth Centre Theatre, 50 Hallcrown Place. 416-293· 3981. ,,. - The Salome Dancer. NU MUS/Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound. Tim Brady, composer; John Sobol, librettist; Tamara Hummel, Terence Mierau, Michael Donovan, Ian Funk, performers; the Bradyworks Ensemble; Anne-Marie Donovan, director; Paul Pulford. conductor. Apr 27,28: 8:00. King St. Theatre, 36 King St. West, Kitchener. 519-578-1570, BBB· 363-3591. ,. - Verdi: II Trovatore. Canadian Opera Company. Ooina Oimitriu, Irina Mishura, Robert Hyman, Robert Pomakov, Joni Henson & other performers; Richard Bradshaw, conductor. Opera Chat: 45 minutes before each performance. Apr 6,9, 12, 15: 7:30; Apr 3, 17: 2:00. Hummingbird Centre, 1 Front St. East. 416· 872-2262. -5. - Wicked. Mirvish Productions. Music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; starring Stephanie J. Block, Kendra Kassebaum ' Derrick Williams, Carol Kane & David Garrison. To April 24, various times. Canon Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. -10. - Young Artists from Classical Vocal Performance Program. York University Department of Music. Scenes & arias from operatic repertoire. Stephanie Bogle, director. April 4: 12:30. Mclaughlin Performance Hall, 4700 Keele St. 416-736· 5166. Free. JAZZ: CLUBS AND CONCERTS INSIDE THE JAZZ LISTINGS continued from page 37 tribute to her life and music. In the clubs this month - not to be missed is an evening . wnh Maryem Tollar and Friends (Lula Lounge, Apr 27 ) - whose _ music seamlessly combines jazz with beautiful arabic rhythms and _ elo Other performers include Ernie Tollar, and vocals by _d1es. h1 s sister Yvette. Along with its usual great Jineup, the Montreal _ Bistro is presenting an encore presenta,tion of its "Good Things Come In Threes" evening (Apr 25). Over at Top O' the Senator ' David Occhipinti and Mike Murley celebrate a CD release (Apr 26, 27), and at the Rex, every Saturday you'll find the Jesse Capon ' s Fender Rhodes Trio Series. 1055 Restaurant and Bar 1055 Yonge St. 416-482 84B5 Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416·4B 1 ·6B65 Every Mon Salsa Night wl Frank Bischun. Every Tue Christopher Plock Jau Trio. Every Wed The Outlaws Jau Blues and Motown. Every Thu The Flow wl Carlos Morgan Funk, Soul, R&B and Reggae. Eve· ry Sun Jam Session wl Tony Springer Band. Alto Basso 718 College Street, 1416) 534-9522 Every Sun Trans Mod Airways Ben Wicks 424 Parliament 416-961-9425 All shows start at B or 8:30. No cover. First Satfmonth Myrna & Nick Van Weezerdenburg & the Oowntown Ja1 Band. Every 2nd Sat/ month Fern lindzon Trio 4th Sat/month Janine Blanchard Black Swan 154 Danforth Avenue, 1416) 469-0537 Boiler House 55 Mill Street 1416) 203·2121 C'est What 67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499 Saturday afternoon traditional jazz from the Hot Five Jazzmakers Chick N'Deli 7 44 Mount Pleasant Rd 1416) 489-3363 Big Band Music every 1 st and 3rd Monday of the month. Ellington's 805 St. Clair West Apr 9 Elizabeth Shepherd Gate 403 403 Roncesvalles 416-5BB 2930 Apr 1 Jimmy Helverson Blues Duo, Apr 2 Michael Skeete Jazz Trio, Apr 3 Rick Washbrook Blues Solo. Apr 7 Kurt Neilson Ja11 Band, Apr 8 Ola Turkiewi1 Jau Duo. Apr 10 Rick Washbrook Blues Solo. Apr 14 Kevin Laliberte Latin Jau Guitarist solo. Apr 15 Larisa Renee jau Duo. Apr 16 Jen Sagar Ja11 Trio. Apr 17 Peter Hill Jazz Duo. Apr 21 Thompson Egbo-Egbo and Oliv· er Gonzales Jau Duo. Apr 22 Laura Hu· bert Jau Trio. Apr 23 Amanda Martinez Jau Duo. Apr 24 Kevin Laliberte Latin Jau Solo. Apr 28 Darryl Orr Jau Duo. Apr 29 Mr. Rick and the Biscuits Swing and Blues Band. Apr 30 Sum of 5ive Jau Ouintet. JAZZ: CLUBS Graffiti's Bar & Grill Sophia Perlman 170 Baldwin St. 416-506-6699 Every Wed. 16-Bpm) James and Jay. Grasshopper Jazz & Blues Bar 460 Parliament St. 416-323· 121 O Music starts at 10 No Cover. Grossman's Tavern. 379 Spadina Ave, 416-977-7000. Founded and led by Kid Bastien until his death in early 2003, the Happy Pals are still rocking the house Saturdays 4:00 to 8:00 pm, or later. Every Mon Laura Hubert, Every Sat Happy Pals Home Smith Bar The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road ' 416-236-2641 Apr 1 Kevin Barrett Trio, Apr B Paul Busa· to duo, Apr 15 Gary Benson Trio Hot House Cale Market Square 416·366-7BOO Jazz brunch every Sunday, alternating weeks: Ken Churchill Ouartet, 5spot Hugh's Room 2261 Dundas West 416-531-6604 Jazz at Oscars Arbor Room, Hart House, University of Toronto Apr 8 Hart House Ja11 Band L'Arte 2060 Dundas West Apr 2 Celia Pa/Ii Trio le Saint Tropez 315 King St W. 416-591-3600 live music, 7 days a week. Lula Lounge 15B5 Dundas West. Apr 1 Brazilian Dance Party, Apr 2 Salsa WI Marron Matizdo, Apr 5 Acoustic Blues and Beyond. Apr 7 Korongo Jam. Apr Sal· sa WI Cate Cubano Apr 9 Salsa WI Cache. Apr 14 Fado Blues 15: Catarina Cardea/ and Mike Siracusa. Apr 15 Salsa wl Cache. Apr 16 Salsa wl Ricky Franco. Apr 20 Norman Amadio, Apr 21 Hot Hot Cuba Ben· efit. Apr 22 Salsa w/ Ruben Vazquez. Apr 23 Salsa wl Proyecto Charanguero. Apr 27 Maryem Tollar. Apr 29 Salsa wl Cache. Apr 30 Salsa wl Evaristo Machado. Mezzetta 6Bl St. Clair Ave. W. 416-65B·5687 ·wednesday Concerts in a Cale" Sets at 9:00 and 10:15 pm. Reservations recom· mended for first set. Mezzrows 1546 Queen St. W. 416-535-4906 Parkdale neighborhood· pub featuring jazz and blues on Saturday afternoons, Sunday evenings and a live jam every other Wednesday. Michelle's Brasserie 162 Cumberland St 416-944-1504 Montreal Bistro 65 Sherbourne 416-363-0179 Apr 1 ·2 Geoffrey Keezer. Apr 4 Maureen Kennedy Ouartet. Apr 5 Shawn Nykwist Ouartet. Apr 6 Adrean Farrugia• Trio. Apr 7.9 Jay McShann Ouartet. Apr 11 Graham Howes Ouartct. Apr 12 Suzana OaCamara Ouartet. Apr 13 Roberto Occhipinti Nine Piece Band. Apr 14-16 George Evans Duin· tet. Apr 18 Kira Callahan Ouartet. Apr 19 Gary Morgan and PanAmericana Big Band. Apr 20 Michele Mele Ouintet. Apr 21-23 Jim Galloway's Wee Big Band: live Record· ing. Apr 25 Good Things Come in Three's The Encore Performance. Apr 26 Jake Wilkinson Ouartet. Apr 27 Fern lindzon Ouartet. Apr 28-30 Gene OiNovi and Dave Young Duo. N'Awlins Jazz Bar and Dining 299 King St. W. 416-595-195B Cajun style cooking and New Orleans style jazz The Old Mill Apr 1 Peter Appleyard and his ·swing Fever Big Band Apr 29 Canadian Tribute to Glenn Miller. Orbit Room 50BA College St. 416-535-0613 Every Fri The Stickmen, Every Sat The Oexters, Every Sun Dave Murphy Band, Every Mon Kevin Breit and the Sisters Euclid, Every Tue School of Roots, Every Wed lMT Connection, Every Thu De la Funk Pilot Tavern 22 Cumberland 416-923-5716 One of Toronto's oldest watering holes, established in 1944 with a tradition of live jazz every Saturday afternoon. Reservoir Lounge 52 Wellington 416-955-0BB7 Every Mon Bradley and the Bouncers, Eve· ry Tues Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm, Every Wed Guest Performer Night, Every Thu Janice Hagen Every Fri Chet Valiant Combo, Every Sat Tony Cassis Revival 7B3 College Street, 416-535-7B8B Rex Jazz and Blues Bar 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 Sun·Fri 2 shows/evening, Sat, 3 shows/day Apr 1 Melissa Stylianou Trio, Jake Chisholm Ouartet. Apr 2 Ed Vokurka Swing Trio, Or. Nick and the Rollercoasters, Jesse ----WWiN.THIEWH"CilENCITT.Ci==:...::.: WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM Capon's Fender Rhodes Trio Series. Apr 2 APRIL 1 - MAY 7 2005

JAZZ: CLUBS ANNOUNCEMENTS, LECTURES/SYMPOSIA, MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS, ETCETERA UofT Jazz Workshop, Kevin Barrett Trio. Apr 4 Richard Whitehouse Ouartet, Humber College Student Jazz Ensembles. Apr 5 Richard Whiteman Trio, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Apr 6 Exitman. Apr 7 Kevin Ouain. Apr 9 Melissa Stylianou. Apr 10 Jesse Capon's Fender Rhodes Series. Apr 10 UofT Jazz Workshop, Kevin Barrett Trio. Apr 11 Richard Whitehouse Ouartet, Hum· ber College Student Jazz Ensembles. Apr 12 Richard Whiteman Trio, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Apr 13 Exitman. Apr 14 Kevin Ouain. Apr 15 Melissa Stylianou. Apr 16 Ed Vokurka Swing Trio, Jesse Capon Fend· er Rhodes Trio Series. Apr 17 UofT Jazz Workshop, Kevin Barrett Trio. Apr 18 Richard Whitehouse Ouartet, Humber College Student Jazz Ensembles._ Apr 19 Richard Whiteman Trio, Classic Rex Jam. Apr 20 Exitman, Apr 21 Kevin Ouain. Apr 22 Melissa Stylianou Trio. Apr 23 Ed Vokurka Trio. Jesse Capon Fender Rhodes Trio Se· ries. Apr i4 UofT Jazz Workshop, Kevin Barrett Trio. Apr 25 Richard Whitehouse Ouartet. Apr 26 Richard Whiteman Trio, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Apr 27 Exitma11. Apr 28 Kevi11 Ouain. Apr 29 Melissa Stylianou. Apr 30 Ed Vokurka Trio, Jesse Capon's Fender Rhodes Trio. Safari Bar & Grill 1749 Avenue Rd 416-787-6584 Every Tues: Encore Jazz 8-11 Sassafraz 100 Cumberland 416-964-2222 Thu·Sun Washington Savage Sat, Sun (brunch) Roy Patterson Trio Spezzo Ristorante 140 York Blvd Richmond Hill 905·886-9703 Live Jazz every Thursday. Top O' the Senator 253 Victoria St. 416-364· 7517 Apr 1-2 Mike Murley Septet. Apr 3 Vuja De. Apr 4-9 Perry Ouartet w/ Bobby Shew. Apr 11·13 Brian Hughes Ouintet. Apr 14· 16 Andy Bey. Apr 19-24 Kate Hammett Vaughn. Apr 26, 27 David Occhipinti and Mike Murley CD Release. Apr 28·30 Kiki Misumi. The Trane Club 964 Bathurst St. 416·913-8197 The Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 Apr 19 Elizabeth Shepherd Zazou 315 King St. W. Live Jazz every Friday and Saturday with Elizabeth Shepherd. JAZZ: CONCERT OUICKS More than forty jazz concerts are dotted through our 450 concert listings, from page 40 to page 60. For Jazz Concert "Quick Picks" visit our website at www ANNOUNCEMENTS •April 2 3:30: Toronto Festival of Storytell· ing. Fabled City: Putting on the Ritz. Helen Por· ter takes us back to 1920s and the life of a maid in a well-to·do Austin household. Taffanel Ensemble perform classical music, followed by canapes & beverages from the Roaring T wen· ties. 1920s attire is encouraged, but optional. Spadina Historic House & Garden, 285 Spadina Rd. 416-392-6910, , $10. Pre-registration recommended. •April 2 5:30: Toronto Operetta Theatre. A Musical Journey to Bavaria & Berlin! Cham· pagne reception, dinner, concert & dance to a live band; silent auction. Grand Ballroom, Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St. 416· . 922·2912. . Fundraising event for TOT. •April 3 2:1f0: Toront All'Star Big l!and. They're Playing Our Song. Big Band dance to music of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller & the Dorsey Brothers, for live radio broadcast. Lake· side Terrace, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. 416·973-4000.· . •April 8: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Gala Fund Raiser. '60s evening with dinner, silent auction and entertainment. Casa Loma, 1 Aus· tin Terrace. 416-530-4428. •April 9 7:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Strauss & Swing Viennese Ball Waltzes, polkas, big band era swing music, 5-course dinner, ballroom danc· ing. Guests: Toronto All·Star Big Band; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St. 416-499·0403. 0. •April 9 8:00: Toronto Festival of Storytell· ing. Saturday Night at the Festival Gala night of storytelling & music; stories from Brazil, Ja. maica, Quebec, India, Ghana & other traditions. Featuring Regina Machado, Anita Best, Michel Faubert, Jan Blake, Mary Louise Chown & oth· ers; guests: Echo Women's Choir. Sanctuary, Walmer Road Church, 188 Walmer Rd. 416·656· 2445. ,. •April 10 2:00-4:00: Theatre Aquarius. Open House. Explore behind the scenes of profession· al theatre; take a tour of the Dofasco Centre for the Arts, where what we do and how we do it will be revealed. 190 King William Street, Hamilton. 905·522· 7815. *April 10 4:30 & 5:30: Toronto Festival of Storytelling. S'More Stories - Parts 1 & 2. Gather around a campfire as storytellers & mu· sicians recreate the oral tradition of summer camp storytelling & singalongs. Marie Troup, Ken Whiteley, Gail de Vos, Cathy Miyata, Rita Cox, performers. Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. 416-656-2445. •April 10 7:30: Toronto Early Music Cen· tre. Soiree de la Viale. Viol players and friends are invited to perform solos, consorts & chamber music in an informal and supportive environment. Open to the public. Japanese Paper Place Warehouse, 77 Brock Ave. To perform, please RSVP Joelle Morton: 416· 760-8610. , O(TEMC members). •April 10 7:30: Wave 94.7FM Smooth Jazz. Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. Guitarist George Benson. will be presented a Lifetime _Achievement Award; confirmed performers include Bri· an Hughes, Carol Weisman, Clayton Scott Group, Four80East, Warren Hill & others; Andrew Scott, musical director; Alexander Zonjic, host. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St. 416-92?·4459. •April 10 8:00: Toronto Festival of Storytelling. Storytelling Cabaret. End-of-festival night of extreme storytelling, spoken word & music. Anita Best, Jan Blake, Michel Faubert, Ronnie Lowery, Michael Wex & other perform· ers. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas West. 416-656· 2445. ,. •April 13 7:00: Orchestras Mississauga. Night of a Thousand Wines. Silent & live auctions, wine tasting, hers d'oeuvre, live classical music, samplings from Ontario wineries. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississau· ga. 905·615-4401. , group rate. •April 16 & 17 9am-5pm: Musicians Well· ness Inc. Performance Wellness. Clinically prov· en, creative, music-based approach to overcom· ing stage fright, over-use injuries & extreme perfectionism. Dr. Louise Montello. Glenn Gould School, 90 Croatia St. 212·529-9737, •April 16 12 noon-5pm: RCM. !11strument Petting loo. Drop by our interactive instrument display and "pet" some instruments. Perform· ers include RCM faculty and Long & McQuade staff. Dufferin Mall, south of Bloor off Dufferin St. 416-408-2824 x321. Free. •April 16 6:30: Toronto Philharmonia. Vie11· nese Ball Fundraising gala evening of Old World elegance. Full symphony orchestra, champagne, gourmet dinner, dancing, silent auction. Fairmont Royal York Hotel Concert Hall, 100 Front St. West. 416-499-2204. 5. *April 17 12:30: TrypTych Productions. Benefit luncheon followed by concert. Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-493-8126, 416·410· 1808. Advance sales only. •April 17 4:00: St. Olave's Church. St. George's Tea. Choral Evensong including a brief look at the Early English Church, followed by Afternoon Tea with poems, music, readings & a comic song to honour England & St. George. Bloor & Windermere. 416-769-5686. Contribu· tions appreciated. •April 17 5:30: Koffler Centre of the Arts. Hearts on Fire - Stars of the 21 st Century. Fundraising Dance Gala. Starring renowned dancers from the Munich Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Tango Metropolis, Royal Ballet & others. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111. -5 (Patron tickets 0/pair & up - 416-636·1880 x271). Pro· ceeds will benefit programs provided by the Koffler Gallery, Koffler Schools of Music, Dance Theatre & Visual Arts, and Jewish Contempo· rary Arts. •April 17 8:00: Can Stage. Hats off to Bluma. Celebratory Gala Dinner & Roast in honour of Bluma Appel. Performers include Brent Carver, Jackie Richardson, Mary Ann McDonald, Colin Ainsworth, Jessica Holmes & others; Sean Cul· len, host. Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre, 27 Front St. East. 416-368-3110. 0 (dinner & roast: *SOLD OUT*), 0 (roast only). Fundraiser in support of CanStage & Opera Atelier. •April 28: Tafelmusik.An Evemng at the Castle. Annual Gala with music, food & silent auc· tion. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. 416-964· 9562 x223. 5. Fundraiser for Tafelmusik's concert and education programmes. *May 1 7:30: Burlington Concert Band/Big Brant Swing Band. VE-Day 60th Anniversary Concert and Dance. Music to commemorate VE· Day; Churchill's Whitehall speech from May 8, 1945; big band music of the 40s. Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive. 905- 637·1661. . Net proceeds to The Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund. •May 5 6:00: Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Eye on the Arts - Bf/ Auction for the Senses. Featuring jazz/soul band Blackburn; raffle draw; Lucy Zilio, Emcee. CNIB Conference Centre, 1929 Bayview Ave. 416-486-2500 x8248. . *May 7 6:00: Halton Museum Foundation. Hearthside Dinner 'n Music Series. William Black· burn & The Daredevils of Soul fearuring Ricky Day. Dinner 6pm; music 8pm. Halton Region Museum, Kelso Conservation Area, Milton. 905· 875·2200 x21. . Fundraiser for the Halton Region Museum. •Canadian Music Centre Ontario Regional Office. New Music in New Places: Call for Pro· posals. Proposals are being accepted from On· tario·baseil Associate Corpposers who would like to carry out a New Music in New Places project session in their region of the province. Propos· als must be submitted in writing no later than 5pm, Friday May 27, 2005. For information: 416-961 ·6601 x207, •Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composi· tion Competition/Choirs Ontario. Biennial competition for new choral works, the 2005 competition being for SSA treble voice choirs, with a duration limit of between 4 and 8 min· utes. Winning entry announced in November 2005. Scores must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2005. For more information con· tact Choirs Ontario:; ·vox Novus. 60x60 Project - Call for Works. Composers are invited to submit works previ· · ously unperformed or broadcast, in recorded form, 60 seconds or less in length, to be includ· ed in a one·hour concert. All submissions must be postmarked by May 16, 2005; selected works will be announced on September 15, 2005. For details: 60x60.htm LECTURES/SYMPOSIA •April 2 1 :30-5pm: Canadian Opera Company. The Opera Exchange: Sicilians, Saracens, Singers: Tandredi. Presentations include:· Vo!· taire and Saracens-and Sicilians in Syracuse by Ralph P. Locke; Rossini's Tancredi - one work 1i1 many guises by Philip Gossett; presentation by the Opera Division, U of T Faculty of Music, directed by Michael Albano & Stephen Ralls; panel discussion featuring members of the COC' s creative team, Rick Phillips, moderator. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West. 416-363· 8231. , full-time students free. •April 13 7:00: St. Vladimir Institute. Music Lecture Series: Ukrainian Roots of Klezmer Music. Lecture by Eric Stein. 620 Spadina Ave. 416-923-3318 x104. Free. •April 17 2:00: Opera Barrie Guild. The Joy of Opera. Lecture by lain Scott. Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie. 705-728-1334. . *April 19 7:00: Canadian Friends of the Hermitage. Music at the Court of Catherine the Great. Lecture by Rick Phillips. Women's Art Association Gallery, 23 Prince Arthur Ave. 416· 979·0932. MASTER CLASSES •April 17 1 :OD: Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association. Masterclass with pi· ano teacher & examiner Andrew Markow. Noel LECTURES ETC. 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