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Volume 15 Issue 6 - March 2010

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Works by Bartók, Shostakovich andPiazzolla. Convocation Hall, 1 Scholar’s Rd.,Hamilton. 905-525-9140 x24246. Free.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Penderecki Quartet. Guest:Simon Fryer, cello. Haydn: Op.76 No.5;Buhr: new quartet; Schubert: Quintet in C.KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W.,Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr);(st).Wednesday March 24• 7:30: Perimeter Institute. StevenIsserlis, cello. Mike Lazaridis Theatre ofIdeas. 31 Caroline St. N., Waterloo. 519-883-4480. ; (st). SOLD OUT.• 8:00: Orchestra London Canada.The Bear and the Stock Market. Mozart:Serenata Notturna; Haydn: Symphony No.82 (The Bear); Telemann: “La Bourse” (TheStock Market). Joseph Lanza, conductor.St. Paul’s Cathedral, 472 Richmond St.,London. 519-679- 8778. ; .Thursday March 25• 7:00: La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra. InConcert. Bach: Selections from Cello Suites.Guest: Rachel Mercer, cello. Cameco CapitalArts Theatre, Port Hope. 1-866-460-5596.; (st).• 8:00: University of Guelph. JazzEnsemble. Andrew Scott, conductor.Manhattans Pizza Bistro and Jazz Club, 951Gordon St. Guelph. 519-767-2440. .• 8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University.Chamber Music. Maureen Forrester RecitalHall, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884-0710 x2150. Free.Friday March 26• 7:30: Peterborough New HorizonsBands. Spring Spin. Light classic, jazz, andshow tunes from our adult bands. ThomasA. Stewart Secondary School, Armour Rd.,Peterborough. 705-654-9990. .• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.Rach 3. Mussorgsky: Introduction toKhovantshchina; Rachmaninoff: PianoConcerto No. 3 Op.20; Shostakovich:Symphony No. 5 Op. 47. William Wolfram,piano; Edwin Outwater, conductor. Centrein the Square, 101 Queen St. N. Kitchener.LISTINGS: SECTION 2CONCERTS: beyond the GTA519-745-4711/888-745-4717. -.• 8:00: McMaster University. SuzanneShulman, flute, and Valerie Tryon, piano.Convocation Hall, 1 Scholar’s Rd.,Hamilton. 905-525-9140 x24246. ;(sr); (st).• 8:00: University of Guelph. ConcertWinds. John Goddard, conductor. HarcourtMemorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave.,Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. ;(sr/st).Saturday March 27• 2:00: Wilfrid Laurier University. WLUOrchestra. Centre in the Square, 101 QueenSt. N., Kitchener. 519-578-1570/800-265-8977. .• 7:30: Barrie Concerts. AugustinHadelich, violin; Ian Parker, piano. Hi-WayPentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie.705-726-1181. By Subscription.• 8:00: Karen Schuessler Singers. Loveis in the Air! A tribute to love in its manyforms. After Four, jazz quartet; KarenSchuessler, conductor. Wesley-Knox UnitedChurch, 91 Askin St., London. 519-455-1668. ; $15(sr); (st).• 8:00: Kingston Symphony Orchestra.Classics 101. Vivaldi: Four Seasons; Handel:Watermusic Suite; Pachelbel: Canon; Bach:Brandenburg Concerto No.3. Gisèle Dalbec,violin; Glen Fast, conductor. Grand Theatre,218 Princess St., Kingston. 613-530-2050.-; -(sr); $15-(st); (children under 10).• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.Rach 3. See Mar 26.Sunday March 28• 2:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.Rach 3. See Mar 26. River Run Centre, 35Woolwich St., Guelph. -.• 2:30: Georgian Bay Symphony. PartyPieces. A program of ‘comfort music’. PraiseLam, violin; Rachel Pomedli, cello; JenniferTung, piano; John Barnum, conductor. KnoxUnited Church, 890 4th Ave. E., OwenSound. 519-372-0212. ; $15(sr/st.).• 2:30: Orchestra London Canada. MovieMusical Pops. Music from the great moviemusicals including Chicago, The StudentPrince, and Camelot. Brian Jackson,conductor. Centennial Hall, 550 WellingtonSt., London. 519-679-8778. -.• 3:00 & 8:00: Port Hope Friends ofMusic. Hadelich & Parker. Violinist AugustinHadelich with pianist Ian Parker. CamecoCapitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen St., PortHope. 905-885-1071. ; $15(st).• 3:00: University of Guelph. ChamberEnsembles. Henry Janzen, conductor. Room107 MacKinnon Building, 68 Trent Lane,Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free.• 3:30: Huronia Symphony Orchestra.Northern Landscapes. Sibelius: ViolinConcerto; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2;Cozens: new work. Charles Cozens, guestconductor; David McFadden, violin. CentralUnited Church, 54 Ross St., Barrie. 705-721-4752/888-222-6608. ; .• 7:00: Wilfrid Laurier University. WLUJazz Ensemble. Maureen Forrester RecitalHall, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884-0710 x2150. ; (st).• 7.30: St. George United Church. Olivetto Calvary. Lenten cantata by Maunder.Mark DuBois, tenor; Jonathan Dick, baritone;Julia Obermeyer, soprano; St. GeorgeChoir; Nora Fueten, director; Richard Phillips,organ. Highway 5, St. George. 519-448-1640. Freewill offering.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Till Fellner, piano.Beethoven: Sonatas Nos.9, 10, 8, 11, 26“Les Adieux”. KWCMS Music Room, 57Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.; (sr); (st ).Tuesday March 30• 12:00 noon: Wilfrid Laurier University.Chamber Music. Maureen Forrester RecitalHall, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884-0710 x2150. Free.Wednesday March 31• 7:30: University of Guelph.Contemporary Music Ensemble. Joe Sorbara,conductor. Macdonald Stewart Art Centre,358 Gordon St. Guelph. 519-824-4120x52991. .• 8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University.Student Composer Concert. MaureenForrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave. W.,Waterloo. 519-884-0710 x2150. Free.Thursday April 01• 8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University. WLUWind Ensemble. Maureen Forrester RecitalHall, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884-0710 x2150. ; (st).Friday April 02• 7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Massin B Minor. Bach. Suzie Leblanc, soprano;Laura Pudwell, mezzo; Michael Schade,tenor; Russell Braun, baritone; HowardDyck, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101Queen St. N. Kitchener. 519-578-1570/1-800-265-8977. -20; -18; .• 8.00: Central Presbyterian Church.Requiem. Mozart. A new completion byDuncan Druce. Beverly Bronté-Tinkew,soprano; Mari van Pelt, mezzo; BudRoach, tenor; Rudy Neufeld, baritone; PaulGrimwood, director; with orchestra. 165Charlton Ave. W. Hamilton. 905-522-9098.; (child).Saturday April 03Apr 3 7:30: Ensemble Made in Canada.Angela Park, Judy Kang, Sharon Wei andRachel Mercer, with guest Joseph Phillips,double bass. First Unitarian Church ofHamilton, 170 Dundurn St., Hamilton. 905-528-2712. $15, / (sr/st).• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Wallace Halladay,saxophone; Teng Li, viola; Midori Koga,piano. Hindemith: Trio Op.47 for viola,tenor saxophone, and piano; Sonata in Eflat for alto saxophone and piano; Sonatafor solo viola TBD; Konzertstück for twoalto saxophones. KWCMS Music Room, 57Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.; (sr); $15(st).Monday April 05• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Trio Accord (string trio).Kulesha: Trio; Beethoven: Serenade Op.8;Bach: Goldberg Variations. KWCMS MusicRoom, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr); $15(st).Wednesday April 07• 12:00 noon: Midday Music WithShigeru. Students from Bear Creek; DanielJohnston, director. Hi-Way PentecostalChurch, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(students). 15 MINUTES OR FREE!Click on the “World of WholeNote” banner atthe top of www.thewholenote.com. Find yourhome on the map. And tell us if there’s nored-flag distributor located within 15 minutesof your home.If we don’t open a suitable distributionlocation within 30 days, you get a threemonthWholeNote home-delivery subscriptionFOR FREE.Contact: circulation@thewholenote.comTHE46 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COMMarch 1 - April 7, 2010

STORY AND PHOTOS BY ORI DAGANThe tragic earthquake in Haiti inspired three highly spiritedfull houses at Hugh’s Room, thanks to the fundraiser’s organizer,three-time Juno Award winning jazz artist, JaneBunnett. The January 12 disaster came just days shy ofwhat would have been Haiti’s 4th Annual Jazz Festival,an event which would have brought Bunnett’s band Spiritsof Havana to the country for concerts on stages and workshops inschools. Heartbroken over the devastating disaster, she worked prestissimoto arrange the fundraiser.“January 28 was available, sowe took it, and it sold out quickly,so we booked January 31 andwhen that sold out we got February1. It was so fast - the posternever even went out! I felt funnyasking the musicians if they wereavailable for a third night.”Artists who donated their talentinclude Don Thompson, HilarioDuran, Molly Johnson,Laura Hubert, Amanda Martinez,Telmary Diaz, DionneBrand, Madagascar Slim, BillKing, Sophie Berkal-Sarbit, BigRude Jake, Chris McKool, andBunnett’s own Spirits of Havana.“I was truly amazed by thegenerosity of the people. We raised ,722 and when the Canadiangovernment matched it, the total was over ,000.” Notably, MarioRomano made a remarkable ,000 contribution and several peoplewrote thousand-dollar cheques, all funds going to Doctors WithoutBorders.Three days prior to these happenings, “Curtain Down for Haiti”was a tremendous success at the Pantages Hotel. The January 25 thfundraiser raised over 00 for the Red Cross, most of it comingfrom the thin pockets ofyoung musical theatre artists.The evening was co-produced byJennifer Walls, Amy Smith andthe multi-talented host of “CurtainsDown”, Jenni Burke.Affectionately nicknamedJenni B, Miss Burke is a contagiouslywarm, funny and versatilestage presence. Her open mic“Curtains Down” is a weeklyMonday night geared to singersof musical theatre, pop, jazz andcabaret, all of whom owe muchto accompanist Michael Barberon the piano. By turns hilarious,dramatic, sweet, tragic andgenerally flamboyant, “CurtainsOri’s Stories“Community Matters”Jane BunnettJenni BurkeDown” is an impromptu varietyshow that is consistently entertaining.Now held in the Pantages Hotel lobby, which is steps fromDundas subway station, and for a limited time every Monday: martinis and wine! The latest updates about this event can be found onthe “Curtains Down” Facebook Group or at www.curtainsdown.com.Speaking of open mics and community, one of the highlights atLisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out vocalist-friendly jazz jam 5th anniversaryshow at Chalkers (www.gnojazz.com) was a performance bypopular television personality Fred Penner, who delighted everyonepresent with “The Cat Came Back”. The beloved Mr. Penner comesback to Hugh’s Room on March 18 th . Kids of all ages absolutelymust check out his website! www.fredpenner.com.At 19 years of age, prodigious drummer Adam Arruda is setto take the jazz world by storm. Awarded the Zildjian OutstandingYoung Drummer Award eight years in a row, he is reportedly workingon relocating to New York City. While he’s still in town, checkout astounding Arruda’s anticipated tributes to groundbreaking jazzcomposer and pianist Thelonious Monk, “The High Priest of Bop”,on the nights of March 4 at The Rex Hotel and March 25 at TequilaBookworm. If anyone deserves two tributes in one month, it’s theman who was the opposite of square and whose middle name wasSphere! The two evenings will inevitably be very different, not onlyvenue-wise but also in terms of instrumentation. Joining Arruda atthe Rex will be none other than Dave Restivo on piano, MichaelDavidson on vibes and Pat Reid on bass; at TB he’s hired TrevorGiancola on guitar, Michael Davidson on vibes and a pair of bassplayers: Dan Fortin and Devon Henderson. To sample Adam Arrudacheck out www.myspace.com/adamarrudamusic.Seeking inspiration? Canada’s“Sweetheart of Swing” is a walking,singing miracle that sweetly swings fromher great big heart. After years of fiercelybattling cystic fibrosis, Alex Pangmanrecently underwent a successfuldouble-lung transplant and is now singingwith more air than ever before. Hermusical style is rooted in the “trad” jazzsinging of the 1920s and 30s, all herown but reminiscent of Mildred Bailey,Annette Hanshaw and Connee Boswell.Catch the tantalizing jazz of Alex& her Alleycats – Dr. Peter Hill onpiano, Ross Wooldridge on clarinet,Alex PangmanChris Banks on bass and Chris Lamonton drums – at The Rex Hotel on Saturday,March 20 starting at 9:45pm. Pangman can also be heard everySunday 7-9pm with hubby Tom Parker’s tasty country band Lickin’Good Fried at the Dakota Tavern. www.alexpangman.comOn to a new and noteworthy house gig on the Danforth: RobertoOcchipinti’s trio now holds down a weekly Saturday matineefrom 4-7pm at the Dora Keogh Irish Pub, just steps from the Broadviewsubway station at 141 Danforth Avenue. Occhipinti’s on bass,Hilario Duran on keys, Mark Kelso on drums and weekly specialguests such as star saxophonist Pat LaBarbera. Priceless music, nocover charge, and no you can’t get a better deal than that! www.robertoocchipinti.comThe Brampton community has a brand new opportunity to embracelive jazz, with the fancy Fireside Jazz Series Brampton, Fridayand Saturday nights at Aria Bistro & Lounge. This certainlyisn’t a No Cover situation, but if you can treat yourself plus one toa romantic evening out, the menu and venue both look promising.Reservations are “a must” with seating limited to 40 patrons and“Dinner & Show” packages that start at : www.queen-b-events.com. Playing at Aria on March 5 and 6 is this reporter’s current favouritesinger Laura Hubert with dependable Dr. Peter Hill onkeys. Hubert’s band can also be found at the Rex Hotel on March13 for their monthly Saturday matinee 3:30-6:30pm as well as everyMonday night at the Cameron House for a 10-midnightish nightcap.www.laurahubert.com.Ori Dagan (www.oridagan.com) is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist,voice actor and entertainment journalist. He can best be reached byemail at jazz@thewholenote.comMarch 1 - April 7, 2010 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM 47

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