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Volume 17 Issue 5 - February 2012

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Sixth Toronto Sinfonietta Concerto Competition for Young MusiciansGALA CONCERT OF THE WINNERSToronto SinfoniettaMatthew Jaskiewicz, Music DirectorSaturday, February 18, 2012, 7:00 p.m.Isabel Bader Theatre,93 Charles Street West, Toronto (Museum Subway)For tickets call: 416 410 4379, 416 488 8057Students - , Adults - • 8:00: Queen of Puddings Music Theatre/Canadian Stage. Beckett: Feck It! Beckettplays juxtaposed with contemporary, classicalmusic. Shannon Mercer, soprano; Michael Fedyshyn,trumpet; Jennifer Tarver, stage director;Dáirine Ní Mheadhra and John Hess, musicdirectors. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 BerkeleySt. 416-368-3110. –. Also Feb 18,20–25. Start times vary.• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Orchestra Series:Royal Conservatory Orchestra with LeonFleisher, piano. Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin;Beethoven: Symphony No.7; Prokofiev: PianoConcerto No.4 for the Left Hand. Uri Mayer,conductor; Leon Fleisher, piano and conductor.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.• 9:00: Hart House Music Committee. Jazzat Oscar’s: Parker-Abbott Piano Duo. ArborRoom, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free.Saturday February 18• 2:00 and 7:30: Talk is Free Theatre/ShowOne Productions. Dani Girl. See Feb 16.• 2:00 and 8:00: Queen of Puddings MusicTheatre/Canadian Stage. Beckett: Feck It!See Feb 17.• 7:00: Harbourfront Centre World Stage/Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.Everything Under the Moon. Shary Boyle, visualartist; Christine Fellows, singer-songwriter.416-973-4000. ; (child). Also Feb 23;matinees Feb 19, 20, 22.• 7:00: StageToneScape. A Dream of Love.Works by Schubert and Liszt; projection of newclassical paintings. Valentin Bogolubov, piano.Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge St.,Richmond Hill. 647-477-9712. ; (sr/st).• 7:00: Toronto Sinfonietta. Salute to theRising Stars. Winners of the sixth Toronto SinfoniettaConcerto Competition perform excerptsfrom concertos by Haydn, Mozart, Wieniewski,Dvořák, Chopin, Tchaikovsky andMendelssohn. Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor.Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 416-410-4379 or 416-488-8057. ; (st).• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Love fromAfar. See Feb 4.• 7:30: Toronto Opera Repertoire. Lucia diLammermoor. See Feb 15.• 8:00: Aradia Ensemble. Capriccio Stravagante.Venetian baroque evening featuring newworks by R. Bolton and C. Meyer. Marion Newman,mezzo; Toronto Youth Chamber Orchestra;Kingsway Conservatory Strings; KevinMallon, director. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 FrontSt. W. 416-872-4255. –.• 8:00: Gallery 345. Allison Cameron, curio,Nicole Rampersaud, trumpet and Germaine Liu,drums. Live recording with improvisations andcompositions by c _ rl. 345 Sorauren Ave.416-822-9781. .• 8:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Kim Barber & Friends.100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved);; (st/industry with ID).• 8:00: Kindred Spirits. Tchaikovsky’s ViolinConcerto. Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola;Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Prokofiev:Symphony No.1 Op.25 “Classical”; Bizet:L’amour est un oiseau rebelled (from Carmen);Lehár: Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiß (fromGiuditta). Jing Ye, violin; Helena Holl, soprano;Kristian Alexander, conductor. MarkhamTheatre for the Performing Arts, 171 TownCentre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. ;A. Concerts in the GTA(sr/st).• 8:00: Musicians in Ordinary. When TircisMet Chloris. Works by Monteverdi, Sances andGrandi. Hallie Fishel, soprano; John Edward,theorbo; guest: Bud Roach, voice and baroqueguitar. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-535-9956. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory/SongwritersAssociation of Canada. Pop Series: BluebirdNorth: Where Songwriters Sing and Tell. BlairPackham, Rob Szabo and Rik Emmett. ConservatoryTheatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .• 8:00: Scaramella. The Angel and the Devil.Works by Marais and Forqueray. Liam Byrneand Joëlle Morton, bass viol; Sara-AnneChurchill, harpsichord. Victoria College Chapel,91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. ; (sr);(st).• 8:00: Sony Centre for the PerformingArts. Tango Pasión. Tango dancers and liveorchestra. Mel Howard, José Libertella, directors;Hector Zaraspe, choreographer. 1 FrontSt. E. 1-855-872-7669. –. Milongadance party to follow.• 8:00: St. Andrew’s Church. Jazz Loves: Anevening of jazz, cabaret and pop songs and love.Jordan Klapman Quartet; Julie Michels, JohnAlcorn and Jon Seiger, vocals; guests: DonnaGreenberg and Warren James, vocals. 189 KingSt. W. 416-593-5600 x231. ; (st). Fundraiserfor Out of the Cold Program.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Beethoven Symphony 5. See Feb 16.Sunday February 19• 2:00: Harbourfront Centre World Stage/Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. EverythingUnder the Moon. See Feb 18.• 2:00: Living Arts Centre. A Sunday Afternoonwith Doc Severinsen and the TorontoAll-Star Big Band. Hammerson Hall, LivingArts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga.905-306-6000 or 1-888-805-8888..99–.99.38 thewholenote.com February 1 – March 7, 2012

• 2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni MastersSeries: David Louie, piano, Marie Bérard,violin and Bryan Epperson, cello. Brahms: PianoTrio in c Op.101; Sonata for Cello and PianoOp.99; Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.100.Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .50.• 2:00: Toronto Opera Repertoire. The MerryWidow. See Feb 17.• 2:30: Aldeburgh Connection. 30th AnniversaryGala: Sixteen Starry Singers. Works byVaughan Williams and others. Gerald Finley,baritone; Susan Platts, mezzo; Nathalie Paulin,soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; and others;Stephen Ralls, Bruce Ubukata, piano. KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ;(st rush).• 2:30: Performing Arts York Region. DavidJalbert, piano. Shostakovich: Preludes andFugues Op.87; Chopin: Nocturne Op.48 No.1;Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Op.75. ThornhillPresbyterian Church, 271 Centre St., Thornhill.905-886-7905. ; (sr); (st).• 3:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Sealy/Novotny Duo. 100AOssington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved);; (st/industry with ID).• 3:00: Neapolitan Connection. A RomanticMusic Tryst with Liszt. Angela Park, piano; EveRachel McLeod, soprano; Rachel Mercer, cello;Aaron Chow, piano. Studio Theatre, TorontoCentre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-733-9388. -; (st, with ID).• 3:00: Owens, Lee & Such. Music for aWhile. Works by Purcell, Schubert, Poulenc,Jongen, Strauss, Schenker and others. JennieSuch, soprano; Jan Owens, trombone; VanessaMay-lok Lee, piano. Kingston Rd. UnitedChurch, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-844-1157. suggested donation.• 3:00: Windermere String Quartet. The Artof Conversation. Haydn: Quartet in C Op.1 No.6;Boccherini: Quartet in f Op.52 No.4; Mozart:Quartet in B-flat K589. St. Olave’s AnglicanChurch, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952.; (sr/st).• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.on period instrumentsThe Art ofConversationHaydnBoccheriniMozartSunday, Feb 19, 3:00Twilight Recitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewilloffering.• 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers.Kirk MacDonald, saxophone; Lorne Lofsky,guitar. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211.Freewill offering.Nocturnesin the CityDuo VentapaneMana Shiraishi, violinMartin Karlíček, pianoFebruary 19, 5pmSt. Wenceslaus Church496 Gladstone Avenue• 5:00: Nocturnes in the City. DuoVentapane. Works by Dvořák, Martinů andBeethoven. Martin Karlíček, piano; Mana Shiraishi,violin. St. Wenceslas Church, 496 GladstoneAve. 289-234-0264. .• 7:00: Gallery 345/Carla Hutanen andAdam Sherkin. Outre-Manche: new songsand solos from modern-day France and Britain.Works by Adès, Knussen, Butler, Bertrand andMantovani. Carla Hutanen, soprano; AdamSherkin, piano; guest: Anthony Thompson,clarinet. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781.; (st).• 8:00: b current/Theatre Archipelago. ObeahOpera. See Feb 16.Monday February 20• 2:00: Harbourfront Centre World Stage/Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. EverythingUnder the Moon. See Feb 18.• 7:30: Talk is Free Theatre/Show One Productions.Dani Girl. See Feb 16.• 8:00: Musideum. Bill Gillan and CharlieA Sunday Afternoon withRingas. Prepared piano, percussion and spokenword, using the poetry and writings of Cutlor,Thomas, Beckett, Naruda and others. 401Richmond St. W. 416-419-2248. /(adv).• 8:00: Queen of Puddings Music Theatre/Canadian Stage. Beckett: Feck It! See Feb 17.• 8:00: Xin Wang. Fragments of Love. Artssongs by Zimmerman, Wyttenbach, Leroux,Kessler, Berio and KaNin Chan. Xin Wang, soprano;Wallace Halladay, saxophones; DavidHeatherington, cello. Gallery 345, 345 SoraurenAve. 416-822-9781. .Tuesday February 21• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. PianoVirtuoso Series: Passion and Poetry. Worksby Schubert, Brahms and Chopin. Mehdi Ghazi,piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Musicat Midday. Elgar: Organ Sonata. AndrewAdair, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865x231. Freewill offering.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca.See Feb 3.• 8:00: Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall.Brandi Disterheft and Friends. Brandi Disterheft,bass; Sly Juhas, drums; William Sperandi,trumpet; Jesse Barksdale, guitar; and others.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255. .50.• 8:00: Queen of Puddings Music Theatre/Canadian Stage. Beckett: Feck It! See Feb 17.• 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.Virtuoso Vivaldi. Vivaldi: La Tempesta di Mare;Concerto for mandolin in C; Concerto for luteand viola d’amore in d; Telemann: Concertofor recorder and bassoon in F. Marion Verbruggen,recorder; Thomas Georgi, viola d’amore;Lucas Harris, lute; Christina Mahler; cello;Dominic Teresi, bassoon; Jeanne Lamon, director.George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centrefor the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. –; –(sr); –(30and under).Wednesday February 22• 10:00am: Harbourfront Centre WorldStage/Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.Everything Under the Moon. See Feb 18.• 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noonday Organ Recitals. William Maddox, organ.1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.• 1:30 and 8:00: Queen of Puddings MusicDoc Severinsen and theToronto All-Star Big BandMississauga Living Arts CentreFebruary 19th, 20122pm905-306-6000Theatre/Canadian Stage. Beckett: Feck It!See Feb 17.• 7:00: Civic Light Opera. Forbidden Broadway.Tribute to and spoof of Broadway musicals,including Guys & Dolls, Fiddler on theRoof, The Music Man, Annie and others. FeaturingDavid Haines, Julie Lennick, Peter Loucas,Susan Sanders and Andrea Strayer; JoeCascone, director. Fairview Library Theatre, 35Fairview Mall Dr. 416-755-1717. . Also Feb23-26, 29; Mar 1-4, 7-10. Start times vary.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Love fromAfar. See Feb 4.• 7:30: Talk is Free Theatre/Show One Productions.Dani Girl. See Feb 16.• 7:30: Toronto Opera Repertoire. The MerryWidow. See Feb 17.• 8:00: b current/Theatre Archipelago. ObeahOpera. See Feb 16.• 8:00: Theatre Ad Infinitum/Why Not Theatre.The Big Smoke. Music by A. Nostbakken.Script by N. Paldi and A. Nostbakken.One-woman show, performed a cappella, andinspired by the lives of Virginia Woolf, SylviaPlath and Anne Sexton. Amy Nostbakken, singerand performer; Nir Paldi, director. FactoryStudio Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. 416-504-9971. ; (sr/st). PWYC(Sun, suggesteddonation ). Also Feb 23–26, 28, 29; Mar1–4; Sun matinees at 2:30.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Brahms Symphony 4. Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande;Britten: Les Illuminations for Sopranoand String Orchestra; Brahms: SymphonyNo.4. Karina Gauvin, soprano; Jean-Marie Zeitouni,conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 SimcoeSt. 416-593-4828 or 416-593-0688(Chinese).–5. Also Feb 23.• 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty ofMedicine. Daffydil 2012: The Root of WhatPlagues You. 101st annual musical production,raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849. /(adv); (sr/st)/(adv).Also Feb 23–25.Thursday February 23• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: Les Adieux I. Farewell concertby two graduating artists of the COC EnsembleStudio. Ileana Montalbetti, soprano; NeilCraighead, bass-baritone. Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 12:00 noon: Massey Hall and Roy ThomsonHall. Orpheus Choir of Toronto: EternalLight. Edward Moroney, organ; Robert Cooper,conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-872-4255. Free.• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusic. University of Toronto Double ReedBand, Nadina Mackie Jackson, conductor.Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome.• 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noonat Met. Michael Fitzgerald, baritone. 56 QueenSt. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.• 1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.Music in the Afternoon: Roger Chase, viola andMichiko Otaki, piano. Works by Ireland, Bowen,Delius, Bach and Brahms. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . (SEE AD ON NEXT PAGE)• 7:00: Harbourfront Centre World Stage/Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. EverythingUnder the Moon. See Feb 18.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca.February 1 – March 7, 2012thewholenote.com 39

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