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Volume 14 - Issue 6 - March 2009

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XshiftNotes on Composing:5 collaborations in filmand musicOpening night of the Images FestivalThursday, April 2, 8 pmIsabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. WFilm makers/ComposersChristina Battle/Martin Arnold, GuyMaddin/Richard Ayres, Clive Holden/Oscarvan Dillen, Vera Frenkel/Rick Sacks, Da-,-chiSa'i'to/Malcolm Goldstein adults I students & seniorswww.shift-festival.can contin uumrv contem poraryrnu sic····•··0 e,W.e 0.:~.::~:: IMAGES FESTIVALFILM • VIDEO I N&W MEDIA I INSTAL LATION-_o . ..,;~c.11,.,J'i!ifjJ~"lr.lll!!llCanadaCoundl Cor11eildesArts )~( Koninkrijk (.!{"\~~~for the Aru du Canada ~ der Nederlanden \J\.J "41... 1: CONCERTS: Toronto and GTAJU11sic TORONTOcompanying adult pays half price); payyour age 118-35).Friday April 03- 2;00 & 8;00; Scarborough Choral Socie·ty. Crazy For You. See Mar. 28.- 7;30: Hannaford Street Silver Band. 6thAnfH1al Festival of Brass: Rising Stars. YoungArtists solo competition. HSSB Youth Band,Anita McAlister, Darryl Eaton, conductors;guests: the Ontario Central East DivisionalYouth Band. St. Lawrence Centre, 27 Front St.E. 416·366· 7723/1 ·800· 708·6754. .- 7:30: RCM. Rising Stars Series: Cosifan tutte. See Apr. 2.- 7:30: Tafelmusik. St. Matthew Pas·sion. See Apr. 2.- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Opera Series - Why Can't You Behave? Revue with songs by Cole Porter andwitticisms of Dorothy Parker. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park.416-978-3744. $14; lsr/st). Also Apr. 4.- 8:00: Amici. Poulenc's Musings. Poulenc:Sonata for Cello & Piano; Sextet for Piano& Winds; Trio for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano;Sonata for Clarinet & Bassoon; The Storyof Bahar. Steven Page, narrator; Nora Shul·man, flute; Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; JoaquinValdepeiias, clarinet; Michael Sweeney, bas·soon; & others. Glenn Gould Studio, 250Front St. W. 416-872-4255. ; 1sr);1st). 7:30: pre-concert chat.- 8:00: City Centre Musical Productions.South Pacific. See Mar. 27.- 8:00: Contact Contemporary Music. fie·mental. Programrtll includes Bowie: Warszawa;Eno: Not Yet Remerrbered; and new works byFalaise and Haynes. Mary Katherine Finch,cello; Sarah Fraser Rafi, violin; Wallace Halla·day, saxophones; Rob MacDonald, guitar; PeterPavlovsky, bass; Jerry Pergolesi, percussion;and Allison Wiebe, piano; guests: Chris·tine Duncan and The Element Choir. MusicGallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. .- 8:00: Curtain Call Players. Into TheWoods. See Apr. 2.- 8:00: Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall.Scotland the Brave. The best of Scottish music.a,arnaaeusl!llcnoirLYDIA ADAMS, Conductor & Artistic DirectorSATURDAY, APRIL 4TH, 2009, 7:30 P.M.Toronto Centre for the Arts - 5040 Yonge Street, North YorkFirst performed in 1724, thi s is a more streamlined settingof Christ's Crucifixion than Bach's St. Matthew Passion.But it is every bit as magnificent, with choruses and ariasthat will leave you almost unbearably moved. Bach'sgenius is never more obvious than in this marvellous work.On Friday, April 3 al 7:30PM AMICI presents an entireevening of Francis Poulenc's chamber music . Theyhave enlisted the wonderful TSO wind principals: NoraShulman, flute; Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Michael Sweeney,bassoon; Neil Deland, horn , and the very talented cofounderof Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page as Narrator ina programme guaranteed to delight all of any age.CALL ROY THOMSON HALL FOR TICKETSCALL: 416-872-4255torontoa rtscounc i Iwww . am icien sem b le . co mDon't miss one of the most important events of the2008/2009 concert season!The Amadeus Choir with orchestra and soloists:Monica Whicher, James McLennon, Daniel Cabena,Daniel Auchincloss and Alexander DobsonLydia Adams, conductorTICKETS AVA ILABLE FROM T ICKET M ASTER: 4 [ 6-872-1 J J [AND T ORONTO C ENTRE Box O FFICEI NFORMATION : A MADEUS C HOI R: 4 [ 6-446-0188WWW.AMADEUSCHOI R.COMto rontda rt s bou nci I34 WWW .THEWHOLENOTE.COM M A RCH 1 - A PRI L 7 2009

Full orchestra, choir, pipe-band, dancers& fiddlers. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 SimcoeSt. 416-872-4255. ; .- 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. TransfiguredNight. Sharman: Orpheus' Garden; Liszt:Piano Concerto No.1; Haydn: Divertimento inE; Schoenberg: Transfigured Night. NurhanArman, conductor; Darrell Zusko, piano;Jonathan Cegys, bass. Grace Church on-the·Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-499-0403. ;(sr); (st & 16·29 years).Saturday April 04- 10:00am to 10:00pm: Hannaford StreetSilver Band. Festival of Brass: CommunityShowcase. 12 community bands from Ontario,Otio and Michigan. St. Lawrence Centre, 27Front St. E. 416-366-7723/1-800-708-6754. $ 25.-1 :30 & 3:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.The Melodic Ute. Programme includes Srrith:The Melodic Life; Mussorgsky: "Bydlo" fromPictures at an Exhilition; Grieg: In the Hall of theMountain King. Gregory Smith, narrator;Michelle Mourre, guest conductor. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-5934828. -.- 2:00 & 8:00: City Centre Musical Productions.South Pacific. See Mar. 27.- 2:00 & 8:00: Curtain Call Players. IntoThe Woods. See Apr. 2.- 7:30: Amadeus Choir. St. John Passion.Bach. Monica Whicher, soprano; James McLainan,Daniel Auchincloss, taiors; Daniel Cabena,countertenor; Alexander Dobson, bass; withorchestra; Lydia Adams, artistic director. GeorgeWeston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for theArts, 5040 Yonge St.416-872-1111 . -.- 7:30: Tafelmusik. St. Matthew Passion.See Apr. 2.- 7:30: University of T Faculty of Music.Jazz Series. 10 O'Clock and 11 O'Clock Jazz Orchestras. Terry Promane,Jim Lewis, directors; guest: Maria Schneider,Roger D. Moore Distinguished Visitorin Composition. MacMillan Theatre, 80Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. $14; (sr/st).- 7:30: U of T Faculty of Music. OperaSeries - Why Can't You Behave? See April3.- 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra.Subscription Concert No.4. Mahler:Symphony No.4 "Resurrection." NormanReintamm, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chi·nese Cultural Centre, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E.416·879-5566. -. 7:30: pre-concertchat with John Stephenson.- 8:00: Scarborough Choral Society.Crazy For You. See Mar. 28.Sunday April 05- 1 :00: Mooredale Concerts. Music and T ruffles- Fabulous Canadians. Works by Mozart,Chopin, Dohnanyi, and Rachmaninov. RichardRaymond, piano; David Eggert, cello. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Oueai'sPark.416-587-9411. .- 1 :30: CAMMAC/McMichael Gallery. RichardWhiteman. Jazz. 10365 Islington Ave.,Kleinburg. 905-893-1121. ; (sr/st).- 2:00: City of Toronto. Sunday Serenades:North Toronto Community Band. ScarboroughCivic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. 416486-3011.Free.- 2:00: Curtain Call Players. Into The Woods.See Apr. 2.- 2:00: RCM. Rising Stars Series: Cosi fantutte. See Apr. 2.- 2:00: Visual and Perfonning Arts Newmarket.Bellows and Brass. Guy Few, trumpet/piano; Joseph Petric, accordion; Eric Vaillancourt,trombone. Newmarket Theatre, 505 PickeringCresc., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ;(sr); (st).- 3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Festivalof Brass: Side Show. Grand finale to the Festi-Bellows & BrassG uyFew T RuMPEr/P1ANoJoseph Petric AccoRDIONE, 1cVaillancourt T ROMBONENewmarket Theatre505 Pickering CrescentAdults: .00 Seniors: .00Students: .00val of Brass weekaid. Guest: Joe Alessi, trombone;Alain Trudel, conductor. St. LawraiceCaitre, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723/1-800-708-6754. -. 2:15: pre-concert chat with RayTizzard.- 3:00: Mooredale Concerts. Fabulous Cana·dians. Works by Mozart. Chopin Dohnanyi, andRachmaninov. Richard Raymond, piano; DavidEggert, cello. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen's Park. 416-587-9411. ;(sr/st).- 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Celebrating CreativeLives. Morlock: Oiseaux bleus et sauvages;Martinu: Symphony No.5; Dvorak: SymphonyNo.8. Errol Gay, conductor. George WestonRecital Hall, Toronto Caitre for the Arts, 5040Yonge St.416-872-1111. ; (sr/st); (18& under).- 3:00: Syrinx Sunday Salons. Melarie Conly,soprano; Peter Longworth, piano. Prevost: Improvisationfor soprano; Barber: Knoxville ·Summer of 1915; Debussy: Ariettes Oubiees.Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416·654-0877.; (st).- 3:30: Kingsway Baptist Church. Hymns ForAll Time. The Chapel Singers, Kingsway ChurchChoir & rrusicians. 41 Birchview Blvd. 416-239-2381. . Childrai under 12 free. Proceeds tosupport Stonegate Ministries.- 3:30: Tafelmusik. St. Matthew Passion. SeeApr. 2.-4:00: Vesnivka Choir/Toronto UkrainianMale Chamber Choir. Spring Concert. Guest:Big Band Orpheunt King's Garden Hall, 15 CanmotorAve. 416-246-9880/416-763-2197. -.- 7:00: Glelbe Presbyterian Church. Tom VanSeters, piano. Hymns, spirituals and originaljazz works. 124 Belsize Dr. 416485-1881.or PWYC.- 7:00: Victoria College Chorus. In Concert.Celtic music, folksongs from Africa and Asia,aid medley from My Fair Lady. Taylor Sullivan,cirector. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W.416-5854521. Free.- 7:30: Ensemble Tryptych Chamber Choir. InConcert. Puccini: Messa di Gloria; Stanford:Stabat Mater. Ian Sadler, organ. Trinity PresbyterianChurch, 2737 Bayview Ave. 416-763-5066 x3. ; (sr/st).- 7:30: Nexus Percussion Group. The EternalDance of Ute. Cage: Chess Pieces; Dance Musicfor Elfrid Ide; Cahn: Kebjar-Bali; Hartaiberger:The Invisible Proverb; Part: Spiegel im Spiegel;dlrorontoERROL GAY, MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTORCatherine Manoukian, Artist-in-ResidenceCelebrating Creative LivesSunday, April 5, 2009 at 3pmToronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.MORLOCK Oiseaux bleus et sauvagesMARTINO Symphony No 5DVORAK Symphony No 8Pre-concert talk at 2: 15 pmTickets: Adults , SrlStd at the TCA Box Office or TicketMasterSpecial Rates: Children/Youth up to 18 years and groups of 10 ormore . OTopus program for those 19 to 29. Call Orchestra Torontooffice at 416-467-7142 for information.otoronto@on.aibn.comwww.orchestratoronto.caSeason Presenter: 1 e:j Canada Trustt o ro ntdartsboun cilAnarm·s 1eng1hbodyot1he CityofTo,on10.9\_ ONTARIOARTSCOUNCIL'M CONSEILDES AIUS Cll'ONTAlenu,o.uuw'fond;:i tionfot1n riaf!.'JO !J] D1tAArt o1,· 01m ~1·THE ETERNAL DANCE OF LIFEMusic for percussion by Cage, Cahn, Ewazen, Hartenberger, Part, and StoutApril 5, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West, Toronto, OntarioJoin the percussion group NEXUS in the beautiful acoustics of the Glenn Gould Studio for aconcert featuring world premiers of works by New York composer Eric Ewazen and marimbavirtuoso Gordon Stout. The program also includes the premier of new arrangements for keyboardpercussion of John Cage's enigmatic Chess Pieces (1944) and Arvo Part's haunting Spiegel imSpiegel (1 978). John Cage's recently discovered work, Dance Music for Elfrid Ide (1940), WilliamCahn's colorful Kebjar-Bali (1 982) and Russell Hartenberger's African-inspired The InvisibleProverb (2002) fill the rest of this exciting evening of percussion music.For ticket sales contact Roy Thomson Hall @ ( 41 6) 872- 4255For more information about NEXUS, please visit: www.nexuspercussion.comM AR CH 1 - APRI L 7 2009WWW. TH EWHOLENOTE.COM 35

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