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Volume 17 Issue 5 - February 2012

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Theatre. Caroline, or Change. See Feb 1.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. New Music Festival: TorQ PercussionEnsemble. A concert of world premieres.Hatzis: Three Pieces for Eight Mallets; andother works. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Freeadmission.• 8:00: Musideum. Coffeehouse Concert Series.Jason Fowler, singer-songwriter. 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-419-2248. .Monday February 06• 8:00: Gallery 345. Tokai String Quartet.Mozart: String Quartet in F K590 “Prussian”;Shostakovich: Quartet No.7 in f-sharp; Mendelssohn:String Quartet in f Op.80. 345 SoraurenAve. 416-822-9781. .• 8:00: Musideum. Mark Kieswetter, pianoand Ross MacIntyre, bass. 401 Richmond St.W. 416-419-2248. .Tuesday February 07• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: Collaborations. Various operaarias and ensembles. Singers from the COC EnsembleStudio and Opéra de Montréal. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.A. Concerts in the GTA416-363-8231. Free.• 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Music at Midday: New Music by YoungComposers. Original compositions by youngcomposers from the studios of David Lidov.Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Rm.112, AccoladeEast Bldg., 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Musicat Midday. Simon Walker, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewill offering.• 2:30: York University Department of Music.Vocal Recital in French Song. Singers fromthe studios of Catherine Robbin and NormaBurrowes. Tribute Communities Recital Hall,Rm.112, Accolade East Bldg., 4700 Keele St.416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca.See Feb 3.• 7:30: Dancap Productions. In the Heights.See Extended Runs on page 30.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Student Composers Concert. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park.416-978-0492. Free.Wednesday February 08• 12:15: Our Lady of Sorrows. WednesdayConcert Series. Mark Himmelman, organ. 3055In the Winter!Please join us for a benefit concert andreception in support of the2012 TORONTO SUMMER MUSICFESTIVAL & ACADEMYBloor St. W. 416-231-6016. Free.• 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noonday Organ Recitals. Claudia Lemcke, mezzo;Chris Dawes, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.• 7:00: Johannes Linstead & AntonitasD’Havila. Valentine Fiesta Romantica.Johannes Linstead, Latin guitar; AntonitasD’Havila, gypsy and flamenco guitar. CoconutsRestaurant and Lounge, 2180 Steeles Ave. W.416-978-8849. ; (sr/st). Also Feb 10(Latin Fever Night Club).• 7:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.House of Dreams. Multi-media concert featuringworks by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell andMarais, performed against a backdrop of paintingsby Vermeer, Canaletto and Watteau. AlisonMackay, concept/script/programme; MarshallPynkoski, stage director; Blair Williams,narrator; Jeanne Lamon, director. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337.–; –(sr); –(30 and under).Also Feb 9–11; Feb 12(mat).• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Love fromAfar. See Feb 4.• 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. In the Winter!– Benefit concert with New Orford StringQuartet and Shauna Rolston, cello. Beethoven:String Quartet Op.135; Schubert: String QuintetOp.163 for two cellos. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. . In support of 2012 Toronto SummerMusic Festival and Academy; receptionto follow.• 8:00: UC Follies. The Who’s Tommy. SeeFeb 2.• 8:00: Velvet Curtain. Valentine’s ChocolateCabaret. Music from across the world. VelvetCurtain Ensemble and guests. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-792-4742./(adv). Also Feb 11.Thursday February 09• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Chamber Music Series: Darkness and Light:Schubert’s Final Quartet. String Quartet No.15in G. New Orford String Quartet. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusic: Ragtime. Angus Sinclair, piano. ChristChurch Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome.• 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Thursdays at Noon: AACH! AmericanComposers. Albright: Pit Band; Sonata for AltoSaxophone and Piano; Carter: Gra; Hyla: WeSpeak Etruscan for baritone saxophone andbass clarinet. Max Christie, clarinet; WallaceHalladay, saxophone; Midori Koga, piano. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’sPark. 416-978-0492. Free.• 12:15: Metropolitan United Church.Noon at Met. Trevor Wilson, recorder; WilliamWright, organ. 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331x26. Free.• 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Jazz at Noon: Barry Elmes Quintet. Originalcompositions and jazz standards. BarryElmes, drums; Mike Murley, tenor sax; KevinTurcotte, trumpet/flugelhorn; Reg Schwager,guitar; Steve Wallace, bass. Martin FamilyLounge, Rm.219, Accolade East Bldg., 4700Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 2:00: Royal Conservatory. Discovery Series:Glenn Gould School Concerto CompetitionFinals. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca.See Feb 3.• 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Discovery Series:Hiroko Kudo, piano and Tobias Bäz, cello.De Falla: Fantasia Baetica; and works byBrahms and Martinů. Mazzoleni Concert Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .50.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty Music.Small Jazz Ensembles. Upper Jazz Studio,90 Wellesley St. W. 416-978-0492. Free.• 8:00: Harbourfront Centre/Arabesque/Small World Music. JAMRA. Contemporaryproduction inspired by dance forms fromEgypt, Turkey, North Africa, Iran and Lebanon.Listings in The WholeNote are searchable by genreand by geographic zone at thewholenote.comBEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 135SCHUBERT String Quintet Op. 165featuringThe New Orford String QuartetShauna Rolston, celloFebruary 8, 2012 – 7:30pmWalter Hall, University of TorontoFor tickets call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic.cawww.sorrows.ca416-231-6016Pastor:Rev. Fr. Nino Cavoto3055 Bloor Street West, justwest of Royal York RoadFree Lunchtime OrganConcert SeriesWednesdays 12:15 – 1:00February 8Mark HimmelmanMusic and Artistic DirectorGordon D. MansellFebruary 15 February 22Paul Jessen Ash WednesdayNo ConcertFebruary 29 March 7Philip Fournier Mark ToewsOne of the most stunning Baroqueinstruments in the world34 thewholenote.com February 1 – March 7, 2012

Featuring 11-piece Arabian orchestra; BassamBishara, vocals; Ferda Bayazit, choreographer;Sashar Zarif, choreographer; Khairiiyya Mazen,choreographer; Yasmina Ramzy, choreographerand director. Fleck Dance Theatre, 207Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. –.Also Feb 10–12; Feb 11 and 12(mat and eve).• 8:00: Sony Centre for the PerformingArts. Classical Mystery Tour. Tribute to theBeatles accompanied by the Kitchener-WaterlooSymphony. 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. and up.• 8:00: Spectrum Composers Collective.Elements: Exploring our relationship with naturein the 21st century. Contemporary and classicaljazz. Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal jcc, 750Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. ; (sr/st/underemployed).• 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.House of Dreams. See Feb 8.• 8:00: UC Follies. The Who’s Tommy. SeeFeb 2.Friday February 10• 7:00: Aurora Performing Arts Group. Parade.J.R.Brown. Sarah Kyle, director. NewmarketTheatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket.905-953-5122. ; (sr/st). Also Feb11(mat and eve) and Feb 12.• 7:00: Johannes Linstead & AntonitasD’Havila. Valentine Fiesta Romantica.Johannes Linstead, latin guitar; AntonitasD’Havila, gypsy and flamenco guitar. Latin FeverNight Club, 7777 Keele St. 416-978-8849.–. Also Feb 8 (Coconuts Restaurant).• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Love fromAfar. See Feb 4.• 7:30: Mirvish Productions. War Horse. SeeExtended Runs on page 30.• 7:30: Newman Centre. Newman JazzGroup: Valentine Jazz! Instrumental and vocaljazz. Barbara Forbes, piano; Josh Brecka, guitar;JD Considine, bass; DonHoon Lee, drums;guest: Katie Young, vocals; Bruno Cormier andmembers of the Newman Sunday Choirs. NewmanCentre, 89 St. George St. 416-963-5137.; (sr/st). Fundraising event in support ofthe Newman Centre Music Ministry.• 7:30: Opera by Request. Fidelio. Beethoven.Dolores Catherine Tjart, soprano (Leonora);Lenard Whiting, tenor (Florestan); Frank deJong, bass (Rocco); Michael Robert-Broder,baritone (Pizarro); Jennifer Razor, soprano(Marzellina); and others; William Shookhoff,piano and music director. College Street UnitedChurch, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. .• 7:30: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church.Songs of Love and Passion. Opera arias, duetsand chorus. Allison Arends, soprano; MarkDaboll, baritone; Jennifer Griffith, soprano;Joanne Leatch, alto; Rocco Rupolo, tenor; andothers; Marilyn Preston, flamenco dancer;Elaine Choi, piano. Flora McCrea Auditorium,230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-925-5977. ;(sr/st).• 7:30: York University Department of Music.International Horn Day 2012. JacquelynAdams, horn; Clifton Hyde, guitar; Jeff Butterfield,drums; guests: Toronto Symphony HornSection; Tafelmusik Horns; and others. TributeCommunities Recital Hall, Rm.112, AccoladeEast Bldg., 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. .• 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Cantabile: AnEvening of Italian Music from Opera to PaoloConte. Arias by Verdi, Leoncavallo and Puccini;popular songs by Battisti, Conte and others.Michael Ciufo, tenor; Dominic Mancuso, vocals;Benjamin Bowman, violin; Rachel Mercer,cello; John Johnson, saxophone; AndrewDowning, bass; Andrew Burashko, conductorand piano; and others. Enwave Theatre, 231Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. -.Also Feb 11.• 8:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Michael Hughes. 100AOssington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved);; (st/industry with ID).• 8:00: Harbourfront Centre/Arabesque/Small World Music. JAMRA. See Feb 9.• 8:00: Living Arts Centre. Relaxed Series:Love Train Revue with George St. Kitts. Motownhits. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141Livings Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000or 1-888-805-8888. and up.• 8:00: Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall.Laila Biali, vocals and piano. With George Koller,bass; Larnell Lewis, drums; Ben Wittman, percussion.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W.416-872-4255. .50.• 8:00: Music Gallery. Post-Classical Series:The Cold War Songbook – Pilgrims and Progress.Cage: Sonatas and Interludes (1948).Vicky Chow, piano. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv).• 8:00: Musideum. Alex Samaras, singersongwriter.401 Richmond St. W. 416-419-2248. .• 8:00: O’Hara House Concerts. An Eveningof the Blues with Nighthowls. Manitoba Hal,ukulele and vocals; Mo’Kauffey, guitar andvocals. 28 O’Hara Ave. 416-516-4703. .6:30: Ukulele workshop and dinner with ManitobaHal, see Section D, “The ETCeteras.”• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Soul/R&B Series:Sweet Honey in the Rock. Female a cappellaensemble. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.416-408-0208. .50 and up.• 8:00: St. Petersburg Choir. Rozhdestvo.George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centrefor the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-733-9388.-.• 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.House of Dreams. See Feb 8. PWYC(30 and under,for this performance only).• 8:00: UC Follies. The Who’s Tommy. SeeFeb 2.• 8:00: Via Salzburg. Six Degrees of Separation.Brahms: Sextet No.1 in G; Dvořák: Sextetin A Op.48; L.C. Smith: commission for stringquartet. Rosedale United Church, 159 RoxboroughDr. 416-972-9193. ; (sr); (under30); (st).• 8:00: York University Department of Music.Improv Soiree. An evening of improvisationin a participatory “open mic” setup, hosted bythe improve studios of Casey Sokol. SterlingBeckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Bldg.,4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 9:00: Hart House Music Committee. Jazzat Oscar’s: Hat and Beard. Unconventional interpretationsof the music of Thelonious Monk.Ken Aldcroft, guitar; Dave Clark, drums. ArborRoom, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free.Saturday February 11• 2:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band/ HannafordYouth Education Program. Hearts ofBrass. Junior Band, Youth Band and CommunityBand, Anita McAlister, director. Church ofthe Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-366-7723or 1-800-708-6754. ; (sr); (st).• 2:00 and 7:00: Aurora Performing ArtsGroup. Parade. See Feb 10.• 2:00 and 8:00: Harbourfront Centre/Arabesque/SmallWorld Music. JAMRA. SeeFeb 9.• 2:00 and 8:00: UC Follies. The Who’s Tommy.See Feb 2.• 7:00: Music Gallery. Post-Classical Series:The Cold War Songbook. Part one, “The Densityof Solitude” at 7pm; part two, “Formalizinga Disorientation of Memory” at 9pm.Ustvolskaya: Twelve Preludes (1953); SonataNo.4 (1957); Sonata No.5 (1986); Sonata No.6(1988); Carter: Night Fantasies (1980); Feldman:Triadic Memories (1981). Stephen Clarke,piano; Simon Docking, piano. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv).• 7:30: Burlington Civic Chorale. ValentineCabaret of Song: A Fundraiser. Selections fromWicked, The Wiz and jazz repertoire. Gary Fisher,director; guest: Children’s Choir of Burlington.St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, 662Guelph Line, Burlington. 289-337-6777. .• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca.See Feb 3.• 7:30: Church of St. Simon-the-Apostle.Jazz Vespers. John Sheard, piano. 525 BloorSt. E. 416-923-8714. suggested donation;(sr). Proceeds to support St. James TownReaching Out Through Music Program.• 7:30: Oakville Ensemble. Heart toHeart. Works by Dowland, Möhlich andAustin. St. John’s United Church, 262Randall St., Oakville. 905-825-9740./(adv); (sr)/(adv); (st);(family)/(adv).• 7:30: Scarborough Bluffs Music. Stars ofTomorrow. Artists from the Royal Conservatory’sYoung Artists Performance Academyin voice, piano and violin. Scarborough BluffsUnited Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough.416-267-8265. . Proceeds to ScarboroughBluffs Music, a community school forages 6-12.• 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Cantabile: AnEvening of Italian Music from Opera to PaoloConte. See Feb 10.• 8:00: Batuki Music Society. Ethiopia: AMusical Perspective. Traditional and modernEthiopian music. Girma Wolde Michael; FantahunShewankochew; Henok Abebe; MarthaAshagari; Gezahegn Mamo; and others. GlennGould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-948-4132./(adv).• 8:00: Gallery 345. Edges: COMPROVISED.Featuring music composed using unconventionalmethods of notation; includes two premieres.Works by Southam, A. Cameron,The Cold WarSongbookEssential mid-20th century works for pianofeaturing Vicky Chow, Stephen Clarke + Simon Dockingwith works by John Cage, Elliott Carter,Morton Feldman + Galina UstvolskayaFeb 10 & 11 | Two-Night Pass at Ticketweb.caRufus Cappadociawith guests Mutamba Rainos and Pasi GunguwoGlobally informed cello and mbira trance from ZimbabweMar 2 |8pm| / | adv at ticketweb.caSt George the Martyr Church • 197 John St. • Toronto416-204-1080 • www.musicgallery.orgFebruary 1 – March 7, 2012thewholenote.com 35

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