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Volume 13 - Issue 8 - May 2008

Includes the 2008 Canary Pages


WHOLENOTE LISTINGSSECTIONS 1-5: INTRODUCTIONholeNote's listings are arranged into five distinct sections:l) Toronto & GTA (Greater Toronto Area); 2) Beyond the GTA;) Opera and Music Theatre; 4) Jazz in Clubs; 5) Music-relatedvents that are not concerts, a.k.a. "The EtCetera file".his issue contains listings from May 1 to June 7 in all sectionsxcept Jazz in Clubs which stops at the end of May.ECTION 1: Toronto & GTA (page 30-45) covers all of the City[Toronto plus the adjoining "905" area - more or less correspondingo the areas accessible from Toronto by phone without long distanceharges. Section I includes communities as far west as Oakville, as farorth as Aurora and as far east as Ajax.In this issue Section 1 includes:urora, Brampton, Kleinburg, Markham, Meadowvale,ississauga, Oakville, Port Credit, Thornhill, Toronto GTAECTION 2: Beyond the GTA (page 46-48) covers all areas ofntario outside Toronto and OTA. The towns and cities vary fromonth to month depending on where we receive listings from.In this issue Section 2 includes:lliston, Barrie, Bradford, Brantford, Burlington, Caledon,obourg, Colgan, Georgetown, Gravenhurst, Guelph, Haltonills, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Lindsay,idland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Norfolk County, Orangeville,rillia, Oshawa, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Picton, Port Hope,baron, St. Catharines, Sunderland, Thornbury, WaterlooECTION 3: Opera and Music Theatre (page 48) summarizes nmetails for opera and music theatre productions (including dance). It offersquick overview of what is happening in these genres.ECTION 4: Jazz in Clubs (page 49-50) is organized alphabeticallyy club, and provides as much detail on what the clubs are offering ase had at the time of publication, which varies greatly from club tolub. Phone numbers and website addresses are provided to facilitateccess to more up to date information.ECTION 5: Announcements, Lectures/Symposia, Masterlasses ... EtCetera (pages 50-52), are for music-related events andctivities, other than performances, which in our judgment will be of·nterest to our readers.word of caution: a phone number is provided with every listing; inact, we won't publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimesancelled or postponed; artists or even venues change after the listingsre published; or occasionally corrected information is not sent to us inime . So please check before you go out to a concert.HOW TO LISTistings in WholeNote Magazine in these five sections are a freeervice available, in our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you haven event, send us your information NO LATER than the I 5'h of theonth prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible toppear.istings can be sent by e-mail to or byax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. Wean also answer questions about listings at 416-323-2232 extension 21.LISTINGS: SECTION 1CONCERTS: Toronto and GTAThursday May 01Twelfth annual series ofLUNCHTIME CHAMBERatCHRIST CHURCH DEERMay 1: Joelle Morton, viola dagamba, with Sara Churchill,harpsichord.J.S. Bach: Viola da gamba sonatas.May 8: Veronique Mathieu, violinwith Jennifer Hu, pianoMay 15: Afiara String Quartet fromSan FranciscoMay 22: Trombone Quartet.Led by Jan Owens.May 29: Helena Bowkun, piano.Music by Beethoven and ChopinAdmission by donation- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Vocal Series-Les adieux. Farewell concert by graduatingartists of current Canadian Opera CompanyEnsemble; Liz Upchurch, accompanist. FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.- 12: 10: St. Paul's Foundation for theArts. Noon Hour Recital Series· CatherineWillard, organ. St. Paul's Bloor St., 227 BloorSt. E. 416-961-8816 x251. Free.-12:15: Metropolitan United Church.Noon at the Met. Jordan deSouza, organ. 56Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26 Free.- 12:30: Christ Church Deer Park. NoondayChamber Series. Bach: Viola da gambasonatas. Joelle Morton, viola da gamba; SaraChurchill, harpsichord. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211 . Free/donations welcome.- 6:30: Cadence. Four men. Four mics. Noinstruments. Jazz, doo-wop, and pop. BayviewSecondary School, 10077 Bayview Ave. 905-884-4453 x540. .- 7:00: CanAsian International DanceFestival. Program A: Tribal Crackling Wind& lnDANCE. Chin: Mind's Hammer; Krishnan:Uma. Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan&other musicians. Harbourfront Centre'sEnwave Theatre, 231 Queen's Quay W. 416-973-4000. ; (sr/st).- 7:30: Canadian Friends of Finland.May Day Concert. Works by Sibelius, Kuula,Schafer & others. Cindy Koistinen, soprano;Heidi Saario, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 HazeltonAve. 416- 730-8350. ; (st).- 7:3 0: Les Voix du Coeur. Ya pas deuxchansons pareilles. Manon Cote, director;Gabriel Drouin, accompanist. Lula Lounge,1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. .- 7:30: Opera Atelier. Mozart's ldomeneo.Measha Bruggergosman, Peggy Kriha Dye,sopranos; Michael Maniaci, male soprano;Curtis Sullivan, baritone; Tafelmusik BaroqueOrchestra; Andrew Parrott, conductor. ElginTheatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-572-5555. -5. For run details see music theatre list·ings.- 8:00: Music Gallery. Over the Top Festival.Silver Apples, psychedelic I electronicrock; Barzin, singer-songwriter. 197 John St.416-204-1080. .-8:00: Music Toronto. Duartet Series -St.Lawrence Duartet. Dvorak: Cypresses; Hindemith:String Quartet No. 3, Op. 22;Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130 &Op. 133 (Grosse Fugue). Geoff Nuttall &Scott St. John, violins; Lesley Robertson, viola;Chris Costanza, cello. Jane Mallett Theatre,St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St.East. 416-366- 7723 / 800- 708-6754. -; 18-35(pay your age); (st, accompanyingadult Y, price).- 8:00: Small World Music/Church of theHoly Trinity. la Net- Deserts. Music inspiredby the great deserts of the world. PierreHamon, flute; Claire Gignac, contralto; PatrickGraham & Carlo Rizzo, percussion; AndrewWells-Oberegger, oud, saz, dulcimer.10 TrinitySquare. 416-536-5439. ; (adv).- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.1570 Yonge St. (at Heath), Toronto30 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM MAY 1 - ] UNE 7 2008

Music TORONTOMini Thursday Masterworks 2- Russian Fireworks.Part: Fratres; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto#3; Tchaikovsly: Symphony #4. AlexanderToradze, piano; Eri Klas, conductor. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe. 416-593-4828. -3.- 8:00: World Stage 2008. Black Grace·Short Works. A celebration of Samoan andMaori dance. Premiere Dance Theatre, 207Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. . For rundetails see music theatre listings.- 9:00: CanAsian International DanceFestival. Program B: Wen Wei Dance, SoojungKwon & Chitralekha Ddissi Dance Creations.Wang: One Man's ... ; Kwon: Choonengmu;Patnaik: Kedar Pallavi. Korean musicians.Harbourfront Centre's En wave Theatre, 231Queen's Quay W. 416-973-4000. ;(sr/st).Friday May 02- 7:00: CanAsian International DanceFestival. Program C: Denise Fujiwara. Fujiwara:Sumida River. Harbourfront Centre'sEnwave Theatre, 231 Queen's Quay W. 416-973-4000. ; (sr/st).- 7:30: Alexander Singers and Players.Guys and Dolls. By Franz Laesser. Leah PoslunsTheatre, 4588 Bathurst St. 416-324-1259. .50; (st). For run details seemusic theatre listings.- 7:30: Church of St. Simon the Apostle.Reaching Out through Music Fundraiser. JeanStilwell, mezzo-soprano; Patti Loach, piano;Patricia Parr/ Linda Ippolito, duo piano; PatriciaZentilli, musical-theatre performer, and others.525 Bloor St. E. 416-923-8714 (Tu-Fr). ;(sr); O(st). Proceeds to provide bursariesfor Reaching Out Though Music.- 7:30: Oakville Choral Society. Spring atlast. Brahms: Requiem; other inspirationalmusic. Guests: Corrine Lynch; Loris Buzdon;Anne Marie Leonard, accompanist; J. BevStainton, artistic director. Glen Abbey UnitedChurch, 1469 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville. 905-845-5359/905-827 -6129 . ; (children).- 7:30: Opera Atelier. Mozart's ldomeneo.See May 1.- 7:30: ORGANIX 08. Organ & Ensemble.Concerti & other works by Handel, Bach, Haydn,Fleming, Langlais. Patricia Wright, organ &instrumentalists. Metropolitan United Church,56 Queen St. E. 416 241 -9785. ; .- 7:30: St. Michael's Choir School. Musicof the Americas. Works by Ronan, Armstrong,Dusatko, Aquiar, Barber, Lauridsen, Telfer andothers. Jerzy Cichocki, artistic director. St.Isaac Jogues Parish, 1148 Finch Ave., Pickering.905-831-3353. Suggested freewill offering; (sr); O(st).- 8:00: ArtWorld Productions. TorontoTarantella Project. Marissa Buffone, writer,producer, director. Don Bosco School, 2 St.Andrew's Blvd. 416-591-6351. . For rundetails see music theatre listings.- 8:00: Etobicoke Musical Productions.The Secret Garden. Based on the book byFrances Hodgson Burnett. Marsha Norman,lyrics; Lucy Simon, music. BurnhamthorpeAuditorium, 500 The East Mall. 416-248-0410. ; (st). For run details see musictheatre listings.- 8:00: Living Arts Centre. Jazz SensationSophie Milman. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga.905-306-6000, 888-805-8888. .- 8:00: Ouodlibet Chamber Choir. ASpring Ouodlibet. Rutter: Requiem; madrigals& spirituals. St. Leonard's Anglican Church,25 Wanless Ave. 416-255-6749. ;(sr/st).- 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Haydn:The Creation. Sookhyung Park, soprano;Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Peter McGillivray,baritone; Festival Orchestra; Noel Edison,conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church,1585 Yonge Street. 416-598-0422. -. 7:15: pre-concert chat.- 8:00: Upper Canada Choristers. FromAurora Borealis to the Amazon. Music fromCanada, Scandinavia & Latin America. LaurieEvan Fraser, music director. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510.; (adv); children free.- 8:00: voxworks. Composers' Notes I:Benjamin Britten. A program of solo & choralmusic. Works include: A.M.D.G.; AdvanceDemocracy; Cabaret Songs; Seven Sonnets ofMichelangelo; Two Ballades. Renee Bouthot,Marcia Bunston, Gisele Kulak and Alexa Wing,sopranos; Joseph Levesque and Trevor Man-ETOBICOKE YOUTH CHOIRLouise Jardine, Music DirectorWhy We Sing! - 7:30 pm May3(see Concert Listings - Toronto)NEW MEMBERS WELCOMEAges 7-17Etobicoke Youth Choir Enjoys Singing!416.231.9120 George eyc.secretary@sympatico.caMAY 1 - ]UNE 7 2008WWW, THEWHOLENOTE.COMgion, tenors; & others; Teige Reid, reader;James Wells, artistic director. Church of theRedeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-769-0111..- 8:00: Windmill Theatre Productions.let it Be, the Magical Music of the 60s. BrianPritchard, artistic director; Joshua Tamayo,musical director. The Great Hall, UnitarianSouth Peel Congregation, 84 South ServiceRd., Mississauga. 905-338-5702. . Forrun details see music theatre listings.- 8:00: World Stage 2008. Black Grace -Short Works. Run continues. See music theatre.- 9:00: CanAsian International DanceFestival. Program A. See May 1, 7:00.Saturday May 03- 11 :OOam & 2:00: Solar Stage Children'sTheatre. The Ugly Ouckling. The classicHans Christian Andersen story adapted byLittle Red Theatre. 100 Upper Madison Ave.416-368-8031. $13. For run details see musictheatre listings.- 2:00: Etobicoke Musical Productions.The Secret Garden. See May 2.- 2:00 & 8:00: MegaCity Chorus. A Oecadeof Harmony. Fund raising concert. Specialguests: Mannheim Virtuosi; After Hours Quintet;violin & guitar duo. Chris Arnold, director.Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre forthe Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-702-1112. -.- 3:00: Etobicoke Suzuki School of Music.Spring Concert. Violin & cello studentsplay a variety of repertoire. Marting rove Collegiate,50 Winterton Dr.416-239-4637. Free.- 3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Kaffeemusik:Bach, Cantata BWV 8, ''liebsterGott, wann werd ich sterben?" Analysis andperformance. Amy Dodington, soprano; ClaudiaLemcke, mezzo; Kevin Skelton, tenor; AndrewMahon, baritone; David Fallis, artisticdirector. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570Yonge St. 416- 763-1695. , .- 3:00: Westway United Church. SpringConcert: Etobicoke Youth Choir. Pascal DuPerron, accompanist; Louise Jardine, musicdirector. 8 Templar Dr. 416-231-9120. O;free(under 12).- 4:30: Beach United Church . Jazz Vespers.Joe Sealy, piano; Paul Novotny, guitar.Beach United Church (west location). 2 BellefairAve. 416-691-8082. Good will offering.- 7:00: CanAsian International DanceFestival. Program B. See May 1, 9:00.- 7:30: Toronto Children's Chorus. OurWorld Songs. Works by Brahms, Mendelssohn,Nunez, Calvert, Halley, & Peterson. Elise Bradley,Carole Anderson & Teri Dunn, conductors.George Weston Recital Hall, TorontoCentre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111. ; (sr/st).- 7:30: Alexander Singers and Players.Guys and Oolls. See May 2.- 7:30: Amadeus Choir. For the Beauty ofthe Earth. Parker: White Lights in Darkness;Fairbank: Iroquois Song; St. Pierre: The Lord isMy Shepherd, (Canadian premieres); music byWatson Henderson, Rutter & Schafer. BachChildren's Chorus, Linda Beaupre, conductor;Ruth Watson Henderson, piano; Lydia Adams,artistic director. Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch, 1585 Yonge St.416-446-0188. .- 7:30: Bell'Arte Singers. 20thAnniversaryGala Concert - Farewell to lee Willingham.Repertoire from the choir's two decades. Currentand former members of Bell' Arte; IanSadler, organ. Eglinton St. George's, 35 LyttonBlvd. 416-699-5879. ; .- 7:30: Church of the Master United. AnEvening of Pops. Big band music & Broadwayshowtunes. Encore Symphonic Concert Band;John Edward Liddle, artistic director. 3385Lawrence Ave. E. 416-431-0333. .- 7:30: Mississauga Choral Society. Popsat the Cabaret. Pops classics from the 1930s& '40s. Guests: Jean Stilwell, soprano; PattiLoach, piano; Mervin Fick, conductor. FirstUnited Church, 151 Lakeshore Rd., Port Credit.905-278-7059. ; (sr).- 7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra.Music for the Eyes. Demuynck: Kaleidoscope;Dvorak: Czech Suite; Faure: Fantasy for Fluteand Chamber Orchestra; Somers: PicassoSuite (includes slide show of Picasso's works).Linda Morgan, flute; Charles Demuynck, conductor.Central Baptist Church, 340 RebeccaStreet, Dakville. 905-483-6787. ;(sr); (st); (child).1308 7:30: Opera Atelier. Mozart's ldomeneo.Run continues. See music theatre listings.- 7:30: Tallis Choir. Music of the ChapelRoyal Works by Gibbons, Weelkes, Byrd,Tomkins and Dering. Peter Mahon, director.St. Patrick's Church, 141 Mccaul St. 416-286-9798. ; (sr), O(st).- 7:30: Westway United Church. SpringKaffeemusikJ.S. Bach~ Cantata 8Baroque orchestra withAmy norlinoton, r:l;:i11ni;:iLemcke. Kevin Skelton. ,Andrew Mahon• Christ Church Deer Park •

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