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Volume 17 Issue 5 - February 2012

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  • February
  • Toronto
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• 8:00: Toronto

• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Beethoven Emperor Concerto. Beethoven: PianoConcerto No.5; Shostakovich: SymphonyNo.10. Anton Kuerti, piano; Günther Herbig,conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-593-4828 or 416-593-0688(Chinese).-5. Also Feb 4.• 8:00: UC Follies. The Who’s Tommy. Townshendand McAnuff. Hart House Theatre,7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849. ;(sr/st); –0(patron). Also Feb 3, 4,8–11; Feb 4(mat) and Feb 11(mat).• 8:00: Uptown Swing Band. Dancing at theGladstone Ballroom. Guests: June Garber, OriDagan, vocals. Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214Queen St. W. 416-531-4635. .Friday February 03• 4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca.Puccini. Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano (FloriaTosca – Feb 3, 7, 11, 13, 16 ); Julie Makerov,soprano (Floria Tosca – Feb 5, 9, 21, 23, 25);Carlo Ventre, tenor (Mario Cavaradossi – Feb3, 7, 11, 13, 16); Thiago Arancam, tenor (MarioCavaradossi – Feb 5, 9, 21, 23, 25); MarkDelavan, baritone (Baron Scarpia); Paul Curran,stage director. Four Seasons Centre forthe Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –8; (under 30). AlsoFeb, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 21, 23 and 25. Starttimes vary.• 7:00: Harbourfront Centre. Kumbaa: HoneyJam – Then and Now. All-female talent showcasewith vocalists Kellylee Evans, Eternia,Kim Davis, Saidah Baba Talibah, Natasha Watermanand others. Brigantine Room, 235Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. .A. Concerts in the GTA• 7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society.The Yeoman of the Guard. See Feb 2.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Lord of the Rings. Janáček: Sokol Fanfare;Graham: The Red Machine; Sparke: Overturefor Woodwinds; de Meij: Lord of the Rings;Horovitz: Concerto for Euphonium and WindEnsemble. Kohei Kamikawa, euphonium. JeffreyReynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre,Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/ObsidianTheatre. Caroline, or Change. See Feb 1.• 8:00: Collective of Black Artists: LesRythmes de la Forêt. Dances and rhythms fromSub-Saharan Africa. Fleck Dance Theatre,Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queen’s Quay W.416-973-4000. -. Also Feb 4, 5(mat).• 8:00: Gallery 345. Warhol Dervish. Brahms:Horn trio in E-flat Op.40 (arr. for violin, violaand piano); Mozart: Clarinet Trio in E-flat K498“Kegelstat” (arr. for violin, viola and piano).Also duos by Martinů, Bartók and Berio. PemiPaull, viola; John Corban, violin; Katelyn Clark,piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ;(sr); (st).• 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. AvenueQ. See Feb 1.• 8:00: Markham Theatre for the PerformingArts. Simon Shaheen. Arabic musicfor violin and oud. 171 Town Centre Blvd.,Markham. 905-305-7469. -.• 8:00: Soundstreams. The Sealed Angel. Shchedrin.See Feb 2.• 8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. Masquesof Love. Poetry and love songs, from renaissancemadrigals and lute songs to 20th centurytorch songs, including O. Daniel’s Neruda Canciones.Patricia O’Callaghan, soprano; KenWhiteley, guitar; Teri Dunn, soprano; MichielSchrey, tenor; Giles Tompkins, baritone; andothers. Enoch Turner School House, 106 TrinitySt. 416-410-4561. ; (sr); (under30). 7:15: Pre-show chat with Larry Beckwithand Omar Daniel. Also Feb 4.• 8:00: UC Follies. The Who’s Tommy. SeeFeb 2.• 9:00: Hart House Music Committee. Jazzat Oscar’s: Sultans of String. Fusion of Latin,Gypsy-jazz, Middle Eastern and folk musicand rhythms. Arbor Room, Hart House, 7 HartHouse Circle. 416-978-2452. Free.Saturday February 04• 2:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. AvenueQ. See Feb 1.• 2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society.The Yeoman of the Guard. See Feb 2.• 2:00 and 8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre. Caroline, or Change. SeeFeb 1.• 2:00 and 8:00: UC Follies. The Who’s Tommy.See Feb 2.• 3:00: Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.Young and Bold. Bloch: Concerto GrossoNo.1; Prokofiev: Concerto for Violin No.1 (firstmovement); Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird(1919). Christina Choi, violin; Alain Trudel,conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, TorontoCentre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-733-9388. .• 4:00: Larkin Singers. Romance: Passionson a Winter’s Night. Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer;Mendelssohn: Psalm 42; choral worksby Bruckner, Reger and Rheinberger. ChristChurch Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-895-0651. ; (sr); (under 25). Post concertchat at Fox and Fiddle near venue.• 4:30: Beach United Church. Beach Jazzand Reflection – Music for the Soul. Joe Sealy,piano; Paul Novotny, bass; Nathaniel Dett Chorale,Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor. St. Aidan’sAnglican Church, 70 Silverbirch Ave. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering.• 4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Love fromAfar. See Feb 2.• 7:30: Marion Singers. Benefit for the OrganFund. Holy Family Church, 10446 KennedyRd. N., Brampton. 905-846-2347. ;(sr/child).• 7:30: Metropolitan United Church. MetropolitanBachFest II: Jam Session with Bach.Instrumental works by Bach and other Germanmasters, featuring improvisations on baroquedance forms, Lutheran hymns and othermusic of the baroque era. Benjamin Stein, theorbo;Sara-Anne Churchill, keyboard; DanielRubinoff, saxophone; Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith,violin. 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26 orx51. .• 7:30: Sneak Peek Orchestra. Dreams ofFlying. Teehan: Dreams of Flying; Lau: Foundationfor Cello and Orchestra; Beethoven: SymphonyNo.7. Rachel Mercer, cello. St. Gabriel’sPassionist Parish, 670 Sheppard Ave. E. 416-407-8713. ; (st/child).• 7:30: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Wind Ensemble. Husa: Music forPrague, 1968; Dvořák: Serenade; Nelhybel:Prelude and Chorale; Calvert: Romantic Variations.Guest: Alain Cazes, conductor. Mac-Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra.Subscription Concert #3. Rachmaninov:Piano Concerto No.2; Beethoven: SymphonyNo.5. Arthur Ozolins, piano; Norman Reintamm,conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, 5183 SheppardAve. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. -; -(sr/st); free(under 12).• 8:00: Collective of Black Artists: LesRythmes de la Forêt. See Feb 3.• 8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. AnnualFestival of Friends Concert. Featuring six areachoirs and over 200 voices in solo and massedrepertoire. Eden United Church, 3051 BattlefordRd., Mississauga. 905-403-8415. .Proceeds to The Compass in Port Credit.• 8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. RomanticLegends. Fauré: Pelleas et MelisandeSuite; Suk: Scherzo Fantastique; Beethoven:32 thewholenote.com February 1 – March 7, 2012

Piano Concerto No.4. Guest: Elissa Miller-Kay, piano. Oakville Centre for the PerformingArts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or1-888-489-7784. ; (sr); (st/child).Also Feb 5(mat).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Year of GreatSax Series: Ravi Coltrane Quartet and the ChristineJensen Quartet featuring Ingrid Jensen.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.• 8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. Masquesof Love. See Feb 3.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Beethoven Emperor Concerto. See Feb 2.Sunday February 05• 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca.See Feb 3.• 2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. RomanticLegends. See Feb 4.• 2:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Schubertiad:The Composer Contemplates and Twitters.Schubert: Sonata in B-flat D960; also variouslieder. Charlene Santoni, soprano; Vasil Garvanliev,baritone; Jacques Israelievitch, violin; InnaPerkis and Boris Zarankin, piano. Glenn GouldStudio, 250 Front St. W. 416-466-1870. –. Also CD launch of new recording of Schubertpiano sonatas by Zarankin.• 2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society.The Yeoman of the Guard. See Feb 2.• 2:00: Trio Bravo. In Recital. Works by Mozart,Fauré, Beethoven and Bruch. All SaintsKingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St.W. 416-242-2131. /(adv); (sr/st)/.50(adv).• 2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket.Young Artists’ Showcase. CharnaMastsushige, violin; Zach Wojitola, guitar;Aaron Qiu, tenor; Offbeat, instrumental ensemble.Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres.,Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; (st).• 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Cathedral Classics I: Choirs in Concert.Works by Willcocks, Britten and others. Universityof Toronto Women’s Chorus; Women’sChamber Ensemble; Men’s Chorus; HilaryCBSO_Ad_Jan2012 1/11/12 1:29 PM Page 1SATURDAY at 8 pmFebruary 4, 2012 *P.C. Ho Theatre5183 Sheppard Ave E, ScarboroughRACHMANINOVPiano Concerto no. 2with internationally-acclaimedArturs Ozolins pianoBEETHOVENSymphony no. 5Regular adult, st/sr(under 12 free)Premium adult, st/sr(under 12 free)* Subscription Concerts 3 & 4Apfelstadt, Ana Alvarez and David Holler, conductors.Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St.W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr/st).• 3:00: Royal Conservatory. Early MusicSeries: Les Violins du Roy with Maurice Steger,recorder. Handel: Concerto gross in B-flatOp.6 No.7 “Hornpipe”; Telemann: Suite in afor alto recorder, strings and basso continue;Sammartini: Concerto in F for soprano recorderand strings; Geminiani: Concerto gross in d“La follia”; Concerto per flauto No.10 in F. KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.• 3:00: Syrinx Sunday Salons. HochelagaTrio. Rachmaninoff: Trio Elégiaque; Hétu: Adagiofrom Triple Concerto; Schubert: Trio in B-flat D898. Anne Robert, violin; Paul Marleyn,cello; Stéphane Lemelin, piano. Heliconian Hall,35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st).Reception to follow.• 3:30: Harbourfront Centre. Kumbaa: Trinidadand Tobago’s 50th Anniversary of IndependenceCelebration. Classic calypso songs,including an homage to Mighty Sparrow. PanFantasy Steelband. Brigantine Room, 235Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. TwilightRecitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewill offering.• 4:00: Collective of Black Artists: LesRythmes de la Forêt. See Feb 3.• 4:00: Musideum. Sundays with Sierra. Coversand originals. Sierra Bacquie, piano andvocals. 401 Richmond St. W. 416-419-2248.. Also Feb 12.• 4:00: Toronto Singing Studio. Vivace Vox:Embroidered Voices. Vocal settings of poemsby Blake, Shelley, Rossetti, Stevenson, Kiplingand others. Linda Eyman, conductor; EarleToppings, narrator. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre,427 Bloor St. W. 416-455-9238. ; (sr/st); (fam).• 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers.Tribute to Eubie Blake. Gord Sheard,piano. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewilloffering.• 7:00: Acting Up Stage Company/ObsidianCATHEDRAL BLUFFS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA2011–2012NORMAN REINTAMM artistic directorSATURDAY at 8 pmMarch 10, 2012 *P.C. Ho Theatre5183 Sheppard Ave E, ScarboroughGOUNODSolemn Mass (St. Cecilia)performed by theUniversity of TorontoScarborough CampusConcert ChoirRACHMANINOVSymphony no. 1cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566Syrinx Sunday SalonsHochelaga TrioSunday February 5, 2012 3pmHeliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton AveRachmaninoff:Trio Elegiaque #1Jacques Hetu:Adagio from Triple ConcertoSchubert:Trio in B--at major, D. 898Tickets Students info: 416-654-0877 www.syrinxconcerts.orgtokai STRING QUARTET in ConcertWorks by Mozart, Shostakovichand Mendelssohn6 February 2012, 8pmGallery 345345 Sorauren Ave, TorontoTickets www.tokaiquartet.comFebruary 1 – March 7, 2012thewholenote.com 33

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