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Volume 13 - Issue 7- April 2008


LISTINGS: SECTION 5ANNOUNCEMENTS, LECTURES/SYMPOSIAMASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS, ETCETERAANNOUNCEMENTS*April 7 4.30-6.00: VIVA! Youth Singersof Toronto. Open House. If you love to sing,come along to our Open House (ages 4-24).Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor StreetWest. 416-788-8482. Free.* April 8 8:00: CBC Galaxie. 2008 NationalJazz Awards: A Tribute to the Next Gener·ation. Recognizing contributions to jazzexcellence in Canada. Performances by TheMike Ruby Duarte!, Nikki Yanofsky, BrandiDisterheft Quintet, Elizabeth Shepherd Trio,Laila Biali Trio & others; Kellylee Evans &Michael Kaeshammer, hosts. Palais Royale,1601 Lakeshore Blvd. 416-870-8000. .* April 12 12:30: Coliseum from the Metropolitan Series. Wagner:Tristan & Isolde. 309 Rathburn Rd. W.,Mississauga. 905-275-3456. .60-.50.* April 13 5:30: International ResourceCentre for Performing Artists/chefRoberto Russo. Dinner featuring gourmetmenu of Tuscan cuisine; live musical performancesfeaturing singers who have benefitedfrom IRCPA programs; auction. Master ofCeremonies: Kerry Stratton. Information &reservations: 416-362-1422, 0,corporate rates. Fund raiser to benefit theIRCPA programs and exchanges of artistsbetween Italy and Canada.* April 16 6:00: Cathedral Church of St.James.A festival of Shakespeare's London:falstaffian Banquet. Featuring Shakespearehimself and a court jester. (Following at 7:00:Elizabethan Vespers & at 7:30: Concert withThe English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble -see daily listings.) 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. (dinner only), (full program).* April 17 6:00: Canadian Opera Compa·ny. fine Wine Auction. Sample fine wines &delicacies from The Cheese Boutique; bid onexquisite wines from private cellars, trips &more. 6:00: cocktails; 7:00: auction. CrushRestaurant-Wine Bar, 455 King St. West.416-306-2305. Online orders accepted plus handling.* April 19 time tba: Royal Opera House/Opus Arte/Digiscreen. Screening of Bizet'sCarmen. Directed by Francesca Zambello;recorded live at Covent Garden on cinemagrade High Definition, before a full house &accompanied by the Royal Opera HouseOrchestra. For cinema locations & to purchaseadvance tickets: .95; .95(sr);.95(child), excluding tax.* April 20 4:00: St. Olave's Arts Guild.The Best of feasts. Soprano Jenni Haymanleads in presenting words and music tocelebrate England's love of food and drink.Program begins with Festive Evensong for St.George's Day, followed by St. George's Tea.St. Olave's Church, 360 Windermere Avenue.416- 769-5686. Contributions appreciated.* April 23 7:30: Canadian Opera VolunteerCommittee. Spring Awards Celebration.Awards include the COVC Zlemit Distin-52guished Graduate Award & the cove 60thAnniversary Commemorative Award; eveningincludes concert & reception. Heliconian Hall,35 Hazelton Ave. RSVP: 416-863-0364. .* April 24 6:30: Oakville Children'sChoir. A Taste of Tango. Gala fundraiserfeaturing Blue Heel Tango Dancers, Go FreddieGo dance band, DCC Senior Choir & others.Cocktails followed by dinner, dancing & silentauction. St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre,Dundas Street & 4'" Line, Oakville. 905-337- 7104,* April 26 1 Oam-3pm: Chorus Niagara.2"' Annual Sing-A- Thon. Come to enjoythe efforts of our guest celebrity conductorsand hear us sing a medley of favouritesongs from our repertoire. SearsCourt, The Pen Centre, 221 Glendale Ave.St. Catharines 905-371-3673.*April 26 1:30: Coliseum from the Metropolitan Series.Donizetti: La Fi/le du Regiment. 309Rathburn Rd . W., Mississauga. 905-275-3456. .60-.50.* April 26 6:00: Elora Festival Singers.Dancing Through the Oecades Gala Evening.Evening of elegance and musical wonder. CWSportsplex, Fergus. 519-846-0331.* April 27 2:00: Guelph Jazz Festival.2008 "Sounds Provocative" Art Auction.Includes auction & silent auction, food & drink,music by eccodek. Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St.Guelph. 519-763-4952. .*May 31 :30: Capitol Theatre. Cineplex"HO live on the big screen": MetropolitanOpera Series - Puccini: La Boheme. 20 QueenSt., Port Hope. 905-885-1071, 800-434·5092. .*May 3 & 4 9:3Dam-5pm: Elora Festivaland Singers. 20th Annual Book Sale. Held atthe Elora Curling Club, David St. Elora. Bookdonations are being accepted at the EloraFestival Office, 33 Henderson St. Elora.519-846-0331.* Artists' Garden Cooperative/Plein AirGarden Concerts. Proposals are invited forthe Summer Salon Concert Series 08. If youare an acoustic musician, group, vocal orspoken word artist who would like to proposea performance in our garden pavilion duringJuly or August, please complete the 2008proposal and agreement forms available at ourwebsite: orcontact Susan Brown at 416-487-0705.*Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts. Opera House Tours. Featuringthe world 's longest freespan glass staircaseand a horseshoe-shaped, Europeanstyle auditorium, with phenomenal advancementsin modern engineering andacoustical design. Hour-long tours includeguided information and access to the CityRoom, the Richard Bradshaw Amphithea ­tre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall. Saturdaysat 11 :45am & 12 noon (with someexceptions). 145 Queen St. West. 416-363-8231, $ ?(adults),(sr/stl, free for children 12 and under.*Harbourfront Centre. Call for CanadianArtists. Professional Canadian artists workingin the disciplines of theatre, dance, architecture,visual art, community arts &/or musicare eligible to submit new multi-disciplinarycollaborative works. For full criteria forqualification and instructions for applicantssee: deadline: April 18, 2008.LECTURES/SYMPOSIA* April 5 7:30: Toronto Gilbert & SullivanSociety. Lively debate: Sullivan was agreater artist than Gilbert re: Savoy Operas;sing-along excerpts from The Pirates ofPenzance. St. Andrew's Church, 117 Bloor St.East. 416- 763-0832. $ 2(visitors).*May 3 7:30: Toronto Gilbert & SullivanSociety. Enjoy lively G&S singing andquizzing. St. Andrew's Church, 117 Bloor St.East. 416-763-0832. (visitors).MASTER CLASSES* April 6 2:00-5:30: Singing Studio ofDeborah Staiman. Master class in musicaltheatre/audition preparation, using textualanalysis and other interpretative tools tor the"sung monologue". Yonge & Eglinton area -please call for exact location. 416-483-9532,www .sin gingstudio. c a* April 13 2:00-5:30: Singing Studio ofDeborah Staiman. Master class in musicaltheatre/audition preparation. See April 6.* April 20 2:00-5:30: Singing Studio ofDeborah Staiman. Master class in musicaltheatre/audition preparation. See April 6.*May 4 2:00-5:30: Singing Studio ofDeborah Staiman. Master class in musicaltheatre/audition preparation. See April 6.WORKSHOPS* April 5 9:00am-4:00: Toronto EarlyMusic Players Organization. All-dayworkshop on early music for winds andCanadian Jazz Vocalist& Recording ArtistADI BRAUNNow accepting a limited number of newvoice and piano students-all styles and levels --preparation for exams & auditions -"Every singer on the planet should take at leastone vocal lesson from Adi Braun ... her techniqueisa wonder to behold." - Jamyz Bee, JAZZ FM91For more information please call 416. 651 . www.adibraun.comWWW, THEWHOLENOTE,COMstrings, led by Matthias Maute. Bringyour early instruments and stand; musicprovided. Lansing United Church, 49Bogert Ave. 416-778-7777. .* April 5 12:30-3:30: Ottawa FolkloreCentre. Lee Oskar and friends HarmonicaWorkshop. Join harmonica virtuoso & innovatorLee Oskar as he demonstrates the tips,tricks and mystic techniques of master harpplayers. For all ages; bring a harp or come tolisten. New Bayou, 1077 Bank, Ottawa. 613-730-2887. , (members of the FolkloreCentre).*April 51:00-4:45: CAMMAC. Vocal JazzWorkshop. Led by Dylan Bell. Vocal percussion,traditional drum kit sounds, Latin/Africanpercussion sounds made by the voice and othervocal ideas. Northern District Library, 40Orchard View Blvd. 416-694-9266.(members), (non-members).*April 61:30-4:00: Toronto Early MusicPlayers Organization. Workshop on earlymusic for winds & strings, led by MatthiasMaute. Bring your early instruments andstand; music provided. Lansing United Church,49 Bogert Ave. 416-778-7777. , mem·bers free.* April 12 10:30am-1 :00: Toronto Men·RODRIGO CHAVEZ(Cassava)Latin Percussion5 Sundays 1 :00 to 3:00pmstarting April 20Lula Lounge1585 Dundas St. W.Fee:0WALEED ABDULHAMID(Radio Nomad)African Hand DrummingSundays 12:00 to 2:00 pmTrane Studio, 964 Bathurst St.Fee: Pay As You Play, each sessionERIC STEIN(Beyond the Pale)Klezmer Music Ensemble(w/ MNJCC)4 Tuesday evenings7:30-9:30 pm fromMay 6th to May 27thMiles Nadal JewishCommunity Centre750 Spadina Aveo @weRLDS eF MUSIC TeRONT•o n ,For more information pleasevisit 1 - MAY 7 2008

delssohn Choir. Singsation Saturdays -Composer/Conductor Series. Leonard Enns,featured conductor. Yorkminster ParkBaptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422. .* April 16 7:30: Toronto ShapenoteSinging from Sacred Harp. Beginnerswelcome. Music Room, Bloor Street UnitedChurch, 300 Bloor St. W. (at Huron). 416-922-7997 or* April 18 7:30-1 Opm: Recorder Players'Society. Opportunity for recorder and/orother early instrument players to play Renaissance& Baroque music in groups. Church ofthe Transfiguration, 111 Manor Rd. East.416-534-7931. O(CAMMAC member),S 12(non-member).* April 24 7:30: Toronto Early MusicCentre. Vocal Circle. Recreational reading ofearly choral music. Ability to read music isdesirable but not essential. 12 Millbrook Cres.416-920-5025. $ 5(non-members), membersfree.* April 27 1 :00-5:00: Recorder Players'Society. Spring Recorder Workshop. Led byAvery Mclean. Music provided; please bring amusic stand. Church of the Transfigura ­tion, 111 Manor Rd. East. 416-534-7931 .(member), (non-member).*April 27 2:00: CAMMAC, TorontoRegion. Vocalists are invited to a readingof Palestrina 's Missa Papea Marcelliunder the leadership of Kevin Komisaruk.Elliott Hall, Christ Church Deer Park, 1570Yonge Street. 416-421 -0779. (nonmembers), members/students free.* April 29 8:00: Toronto Folk Singers'Club. An informal group that meets for thepurpose of performance & exchange of songs.Audiences are welcome. T ranzac Club, 292Brunswick Ave. 416-532-0900.*May 41 :30-4:00: Toronto Early MusicPlayers Organization. Workshop on earlymusic for winds & strings, including recordermaintenance. Led by Femke Bergsma, performeron recorder & vielle and instrumentmaker. Bring your early instruments and stand;music provided. Lansing United Church, 49Bogert Ave. 416-778-7777. , membersfree.THEROYALCONSERVATORY OFMUSICSUMMER PROGRAMS3rd AnnualTORONTO SINFONIETTA CONCERTOCOMPETITION 2008For the best performance of solo concerto withorchestraInstruments: Strings, Piano, and WoodwindsAge Categories: Under 16, 16 to 19 yearsApplications must be received before April 25, 2008Gala Concert: November 22, 2008, 7:30 PMIsabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street WestFor application and information \ isit:torontosinfonietta com•','(ALLING'ALL..(HORAL··ENTHUSIASTsr -0KALEIDCHORAL FESTIVAL 2008Woodstock • London • OntarioMay 7 - 10, 2008An excellent professionaldevelopment opportunityfor choir directors, musicteachers and choristers!Individual choral enthusiasts areinvited to be a part of the KaleidChoral Festival's Mass Choir Project,participating in workshops onSaturday, May 10 in Woodstock withartistic director Jennifer Moir andinternationally acclaimed a cappellagroup CADENCE! Registrationincludes: a music package;participation in the Saturdayworkshops; participation in theSaturday evening gala concert and aseat for the performance by CADENCE .To join the Mass Choir Project, call S 19-537-6946www.woodstockfanshawesingers.caSUMMERCLASSES & LESSONSALL AGES. ALL LEVELS.New GTA Locations!.www.rcmus1c.ca416.408.2825ART OF TEACHINGCONFERENCENOVEMBER 7-9, 2008www. rem us ie. ea/a rtofteaeh i ngToronto: (Dufferin & Bloor)Mississauga: (Cawthra & Lakeshore)APRIL 1 - M AY 7 2008 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM 53

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