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Volume 12 - Issue 8 - May 2007

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CONCERT LISTINGSToronto & GTAIn this issue: Metro Toronto, Ajax, Bramalea, Brampton,Kleinburg, Markham, Mississauga, Oakville, RichmondHill, Thornhill, Vaughan.Concerts beyond the GTA PAGE 44Music Theatre/Opera/Dance PAGE 48Jazz in the Clubs PAGE 50Announcements/Lectures/Etcetera PAGE 52· Performers and repertoire change!Events are sometimes postponed or cancelled.Call ahead to confirm details with presenters.Tuesday May 01- 12:00 noon: National Ballet of Canada.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Dance Series:Claude Vi vier's Pu/au Dewata (arr. MichaelOesterle). Seiler String Quartet; Sasha lvanocho,dance/choreography. Four Seasons Centre, 145Queen St. West. 416-363-8231. Free.- 1 :00: St. James' Cathedral. Music at Mid·day. Eastman School students, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364· 7865 x224. Free.- 4: 15: Saint John's Convent. DrganRecital.Matthias Schmidt, organ. 5:00: Evensong. SaintJohn's Convent, Chapel of St.John the Divine,23~ Cummer Avenue. 416-226·2201 x305.Offering. ·- 7:30: CDC. Elektra. By R. Strauss; SusanBullock, soprano; Ewa Podles, contralto; Thomasde Mallet Burgess, dir.; Richard Bradshaw, cond.Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. West. 416-363-8231. -5; -(15 & underwith adult); (spec price, call). For completerun see music theatre listings.- 7:30: Toronto Youth Theatre JuniorStage Stage. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.By Richard R. George/Roald Dahl. Papermill Thea· ·tre, 67 Pottery Rd. 866-808-2006. ; .For complete run see music theatre listings.- 8:00: Actors Repertory Company. 36Views. By Naomi lizuka/Kiyoshi Nagata & Aki ·Takahashi. Gordon Bolan, Kyra Harper, John FitzgeraldJay, Gary Reineke, Marjorie Chan & Gin·ger Ruriko Busch, performers; David Ferry, dir.Berkeley Street Theatie Downstairs, 26 BerkeleySt. 416-368·3110. -. For complete runsee music theatre listings.- 8:00: Encore Entertainment. Blood Broth·ers. By Willy Russell, Mario D' Alimonte, dir.,Ellen Kestenberg, mus. dir, Studio Theatre, 5040Yonge' St. 416-733-0558. ; (65 +/st);(mat); .50(65 +/st). For complete run seemusic theatre listings.- 8:00: Mirvish Productions. The Phantomof the Opera. By Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe &Andrew Lloyd Webber. Princess of Wales Thea·tre, 300 King St. West. 416-872-1212, 800-461-3333. -0. For complete run seemusic theatre listings.- 8:00: Mirvish Productions/Theatre Gar·gantua. e-DENTITY. Royal Alexandra Theatre,260 King St. West. 416-872-1212, 800461·3333. -. For complete run see musictheatre listings.- 8:00: Panasonic Theatre. Menopause Outloud! Book & lyrics by Jeanie Linders. JayneLewis, Nicole Robert, Cynthia Jones, Rose Ryan& Jenny Hall, performers. 651 Yonge St. 416-872-1111. .95. For complete run see musictheatre listings. . · '- 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music.Community School Concert Series: RepertoryChorus & Chamber Choir: Songs of love. Dr.Margot Rejskind, dir. Church of the Redeemer,162 Bloor St. West. 416·408·2824x321. Free,suggested donation to Out of the Cold Program.- 8:30: Royal Conservatory of Music,Glenn Gould Scho.ol. Student Recital. ToddYaniw, piano. Concert Hall, 90 Croatia St. 416·408-2824 x322. Free.Wednesday May 02- 12:30: Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch. Noonday Organ Recital Marilyn Reesor,organ.1585YongeSt.416·922·1167. Free.- 4:00: Royal Conservatory of Music,Glenn Gould School. Student Recital. KornelWolak, clarinet. Concert Hall, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824 x322. Free.- 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre Jazz Series: Weather.From classical jazz to folk, jazz & hip hop. UofTFaculty of Music Robin Dann Sextet. Four SeasonsCentre, 145 Queen St. West. 416-363·8231. Free.- 7:00: Philippine Women Centre of Ontario.Field: land is the belly of man. Ted Hamil·ton, Tad Armitanio. Alvin Erasga Tolentino, choreographer/performer.Betty Oliphant Theatre,404 Jarvis St. 416-878-8772. .- 7:30: Opera Atelier. Orpheus & Eurydice.By Gluck. Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Peggy Kriha·Dye, Jennie Such, sopranos; Artists of the AtelierBallet; T afelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Cham·her Choir; Jeannette Zingg char.; Marshall Pynkoski,dir.; Andrew Parrott, cond. 6:30: Introductionto the opera & its themes (Elgin Lounge). ElginTheatre, 189 Yonge St. 416·872-5555. -$125; $ 20(st, call). For complete run see musictheatre listings.- 7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir.Annual Spring Concert. William Woloschuk, art.dir. Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 LyttonBlvd. 416-410·2254. .- 7:30: Toronto Youth Theatre MainStage. City of Angels. By Larry Gelbart, Cy Coleman& David Zippel. Papermill Theatre, 67 Pot·tery Rd. 866-808-2006. ; (st). For com·plete run see music theatre listings.- 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music,Glenn Gould School. Student Recital. CoryKnight, tenor. Concert Hall, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824 x322. Free.- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Dvorak& Barber. Stucky: Son et lumiere; Barber:Violin Concerto; Dvorak: Symphony #7. Cho-LiangLin, violin; Jeffrey Kahane, cond. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -7.- 8:30: Hugh's Room. Susan Werner. Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist; agnostic gospelmusic with an edge,. much humour, nods to jazz,classic pop music. Guest: Christine Tier. 2261Dundas St. West. 416-531-6604. .50;(adv).- 9:00pm & 10: 15pm: Mezzetta Restau·rant.Jazz Guitar Magic. Lorne Lofsky, guitar;Kieran Overs, bass. 681 St.Clair Ave. West. 416-658-5687. cover.Thursday May 03- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Vocal Series:Operatic Arias & Art Songs. Graduating artistsof the CDC Ensemble Studio; Liz Upchurch, piano.Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. West. 416-363-8231 . Free. ·- 12: 15: Metropolitan United Church.Noon at Met Organ Recital· Senan Whelan. 56Queen St. East. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.~ 12:30: Christ Church Deer Park. NoondayChamber Music. Emma Elkinson, Alison Melville,flutes; Borys Medicki, harpsichord. 1570 YongeStreet. 416·920·5211. Collection.- 5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music,Glenn Gould School. Student Recital. Steph·anie Lavoire, trumpet. Concert Hall, 90 CroatiaSt. 416-408-2824 x322.Jree.- 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. LuisaMiller. By Verdi. Serena Farnocchia, soprano;Mikhail Agafonov, tenor; Alexander Marco·Buhrmester, baritone; Larissa Kostiuk, mezzo·soprano; & others; Jose Marie Condemi, dir. FourSeasons Centre, 145 Queen St. West. 416-363·8231. -5; -(15 &underwithadult); $ 20(spec price, call). For complete run seemusic theatre listings.- 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. CommunitySchool Concert Series: Violin fromScratch in Concert. Students of Vivian Waters inrecital. Room 305, 90 Croatia St. 416408·2824 x32 I.Free. •- 8:00: JAZZ.FIVl91.Jazz lives.Today's jazzgiants & tomorrow's most promising superstars,Roberto Occhipinti, mus. dir. Convocation Hall, 31King's College Circle, 416-978-8849. -.- 8:00: Marquee Productions. The SecretBarden. By Marsha Norman, Lucy Simon &Frances Hodgson Burnett. City Playhouse·Vaughan, 1000 New Westminster Dr., Vaughan.905-713-1040. ; (60+); (12 &under). For complete run see music theatre list·ings.- 8:00: M~sic Toronto. David Jalbert, piano.Corigliano: Etude Fantasy; Mozart: Rondo in F,K.494; Skryabin: Sonata #5 in F·sharp, Op.53;Faure: Nocturne #2 in B, Op.33/2; Nocturne #13in b, Op.119; Wijeratne: new commission; Liszt:Spanish Rhapsody. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27Front St. E .. 416·366· 7723, 800· 708-6754.; (st).- 8:00: Scarborough Music Theatre. TheMikado. By Gilbert and Sullivan. ScarboroughVillage Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-396·4049. ; (sr/st). For complete run seemusic theatre listings.- 8:00: Scrap Arts Music. Scrap Arts MusicIn Concert. Percussion music on scrap metal.VIfisALZBURGToronto's premier chamber music series26

Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905·874·2800. ·.-8:00: Take My Hand Benefit.A//i'.sJour·ney. Celebrating Canadian music. George WestonRecital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416·872-1111.·0. .- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestre. Dvorak& Barber. Roy Thomson Hall. See May 2.- 8:00: Via Salzburg. Dance Related. Mozart:String Quartet; Vivier (arr Oesterle): Pulau Oewata;Brahms: String Quartet. Seiler String Quartet.Sasha lvanochko, dancer/chor.; Glenn Gould Studio,250 Front St. W .. 416-205-5555. -;(sr); $ 20(st).Elei'tftlh annual series of'LUNCHTIME CHAMBERatCHRIST CHURCH DEERMay 3rd: Emma Elkinson and AlisonMelville, flutes; Borys Medicki,harpsichord.May 10th: Koichi Inoue, solo piano.Music by Albeniz and FaureMay 17th: Corey Gemmell, violin; MaryKatherine Finch, cello; Ron Greidanus,piano. Mendelssohn Trio in c-minorMay 24th: Jonathan Tortolano, solocello. Music by Ysaye and J.S. BachMay 31st: Trio Nomade: CarolineChehade and Andrea Picard, violins;Marie-Helene Trempe, piano. Trios byHaydn, Moszkowski and SarasateAdmission by donation- 8:30: Hugh's Room Jon Brooks Ours and theShepherds CO Release. Songs about Canada atwar. Opening: Greg Quill. 2261 Dundas St. West.416-531-6604 .. ; (adv).- 8:30: Small World Music/The MonayrAsha Foundation. South Asian Music Festival·Bollywood Fever. Indian jazz fusion, Bollywooddance music. Gurpreet Chana, percussion; SundarViswanathan, saxophone; Oevika Mathur, vocals;TC Raas Band; Bollywood Dance Pak. LulaLounge, 1585 Dundas St. West. 416-588-0307.; (adv).Friday May 04- 4:00: Royal Conservatory of Music,Glenn Gould School. Student Recital. GaborEkeles, clarinet. Concert Hall, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824 x322. Free.- 7:00: Ella Poret's Piano Studio. StudentPiano Repital. Donway Covenant United Church,230 The DonwayWest. 416-444-9113. Free.- 7:00: Richmond Hill Montessori School.,Musical Flavours of the World. Spring concert.Main Stage, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040YongeSt.416·872-1111. .- 7:00: Show One Productions. Young Starsof the Young Century: Third annual Gala. Prodigiesfrom Eastern Europe and Canada. George WestonRecital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-870-8000.-.- 7:00: The Music Gallery/Over the TopFestival. Michael Gira, Peter & the Wolf. PopAvant series; song-based music, plus soundscapes,found sound and loops. St. George theMartyr Church, 197 John St. 416-204-1080..- 7:30: Canadian Opera Ttaviata.By Verdi. Nicoleta Ardelean, lnva Mula, sopranos;Gordon Gietz, Daniil Shtoda, tenors;Dmitri Bertman, dir. Four Seasons Centre, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8231 . -5; -(15 & under with adult); (spec price, call).For complete run see music thea.tre listings.- 7:30: Oueensmen of Toronto Male Cho·rus. Brahms, Boats and Blessings, & A MusicalTribute to Harry learoyd. Brahms: Alto Rhapsody;Ancient Prayers and Blessings (new Canadianwork); & other works. Guest artists. St. An·drew's Church, 1579 Royal York Rd. 416-626-0787. .- 8:00: Absolutely Sinatra. Absolutely SinatraTribute Concert. Lady is ff Tramp, My Way,·New York New York, Fly Me to the Moon, That'sLife, & more. Rick Sonata, vocalist; members ofthe Toronto Symphony Orchestra; John EdwardLiddle, cond. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-872-4255. -.- 8:00: Etobicoke Musical Productions.Man of la Mancha. By Dale Wasserman,' JoeDarion, & Mitch Leigh. Burnamthorpe Auditorium,500 The East Mall. 416-248-0410. ;(16 & under). For complete run see musictheatre listings.- 8:00: Harbourfront Centre NextSteps/Andrea Nann Dreamwalker Dance Company/Volcano.The Whole Shebang. Dancers,poets, filmmakers, songwriters & artists;original compositions by Gzowski. Andy Maize,Josh Finlayson, Greg Keelor, Charlie Angus, SuzieUngerleider (Oh Susanna), musicians; AndreaNann, art. dir./choreographer. Enwave Theatre,231 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. ;(sr/st); (CADA). For complete run seemusic theatre listings:· -8:00: Massey Hall.RonSexsmith. Guest:Amy Millan, chanteuse. 15 Shuter St. 416-872-4255. :50-.50.- 8:00: Performing Arts York Region. TheMeridian Trio. Unusual wind and chamber music.Thornhill Presbyterian Church, 271 Centre St.905-881-1941. ; (sr/st).- 8:00: RCM. Community School Faculty ConcertSeries: Toronto Arts Ensemble. Saint -Saens:Variations on a theme by Beethoven; art songs forsoprano & piano by de Falla, Sibelius, Duparc,Rachmaninoff, & Barber; Beethoven: Trio forclarinet, cello, & piano, Op.11; Stravinsky: Movementsfrom Petrouchka; Spohr: 4 Songs for soprano,clarinet and piano; Mendelssohn: Piano trioind, Op.49. Karen Quinton, Susan Gagnon, HelenRussell, Corey Gemmell, Stacie Carmonff& AllaZacarelli, performers. Concert Hall, 90 Croatia ·St. 416-408-2824 x321. ; (sr/st).-8:00: Tempus Choral Society.AnythingGoes! Spring concert. St. Volodymyr CulturalCentre, 1280 Dundas St. West, Oakville. 905-845-0551 x226. ; (sr/st).- 8:00: Via Salzburg. Dance Related. GlennGould Studio. See May 3.- 8:00: voxworks. Oead,Poets Society l· RobertBridges & Friends. Vocal works by Berkeley,Bridge, Finzi, Gurney, Holst, & Moeran. JudyMaddren, reader; James Wells, art. dir. St. Wilfrid'sChurch, 1315 Kipling Ave. 416-769-0111..- 8:30: Living Arts Centre. Valdy in Concert.· Canadian pop & folk legend. RBC Theatre, 4141Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000,888-805-8888. ,,; (eyeGO).- 9:00pm: Association of Improvising MusiciansToronto/Arraymusic. leftover DaylightSeries. Jazz & improvised music. ArraymusicStudio, Suite 218 (rear door), 60 Atlantic Ave.416-539-8752. -(sliding scale).- 9:30pm: SPEAK Music. Frank PatrickWorlds In Transition CO Release. Elements offolk, world, rock, blues, afro-beat, & ska. Guests:Kevin Breit, Ian De Souza, Gary Taylor, RobGreenway, Brian Macmillan & others. GladstoneHotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. West. .416-707-8499.Saturday May 05- 12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Mu·sic. Community School Concert Series: HelenJacob Stein & Celtic Fiddle Ensemble. Room305, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824 x321. ;(sr/st).- 3:00 & 7:00: Toronto Stages TheatreCompany. Music from Disney's ·101 DalmatiansKids! Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Song of theSouth, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast,Aladdin. Andrew Prashad, dir. Citadel Theatre,304 Parliament St. 416-848-6293. ; (4to 18). For complete run see music theatre listings.- ·7:00: Ami Arbor Youth Chorale's ConcertChoir/Canadian Children's OperaChorus. Classical Choral Concert. For ages 5 +.Bonnie Kidd, Ann Cooper Gay, dir. Church of St.Mary Magdalene, 477 Manning Ave. 416-366-0467. Free.- 7:00: Toronto Swedish Singers.BeautifulMay! Choral music associated with the joys ofspring; guest artists. Agricola Church, 25 OldYork Mills Rd. 416-445-2889. ; free(under13).Now 65 strong, Unionville's Village Voices and the Rob ChristianJazz Quartet celebrate the diversity of love in its many musical forms.Saturday May 5th at 8:00 pmSt Patrick's Catholic Church. 5633 Highway 7, MarkhamTickets: at the door or call 905.294.8687. ~Children 12 and under free. . . ' " ~llageCheck our website at for more informationMAY 1 -JUNE 7 2007 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM 2 7OlC£S

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