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Volume 17 Issue 6 - March 2012

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  • Toronto
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The WholeNote ListingsThe WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections:A.GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Torontoplus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions.B.BEYOND the GTA covers many areas of SouthernOntario outside Toronto and the GTA. In the currentissue, there are listings for events in Barrie, Brantford,Cobourg, Dundas, Guelph, Hamilton, Huntsville, Kingston, Kitchener,Lindsay, London, Orillia, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Port Hope, PortRowan, Sarnia, St. Catharines, Waterloo. Starts on page 49.C.In the CLUBS (MOSTLY Jazz)is organized alphabetically by club.Starts on page 52.D.The EtCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions,screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses,workshops, singalongs and other music-related events(except performances) which may be of interest to our readers.Starts on page 56.A general word of caution A phone number is provided withevery listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listingwithout one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artistsor venues may change after listings are published. Please checkbefore you go out to a concert.HOW to LIST Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections aboveare a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters.If you have an event, send us your information no later than the15th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing iseligible to appear.LISTINGS DEADLINE The next issue covers the period from April 1,2012, to May 7, 2012. All listings must be received by 6pm ThursdayMarch 15.OPERA QUICK PICKSFollowing is an “at a glance” guide to the first (or only) performance of all of the opera productionsappearing in our listings. For further details, please consult the daily concert listings:OPERA IN THE GTAMarch 01, 8:00 b current/Theatre Archipelago. Obeah Opera.March 01, 8:00 Opera York. Die Fledermaus.March 02, 7:30 Toronto Opera Repertoire. The Merry Widow.March 03, 7:30 Toronto Opera Repertoire. Lucia di Lammermoor.March 04, 2:30 Opera in Concert. Oberto.March 08, 7:30 University of Toronto Faculty of Music (Opera Division). Così fan tutte.March 10, 7:30 Opera By Request. Don Carlo.March 21, 8:00 Royal Conservatory. Opera Series: Glenn Gould School Opera: La Calisto.March 23, 7:30 Opera Kitchener. Don Giovanni.April 01, 2:30 Opera in Concert. Die Freunde von Salamanka.April 01, 2:30 University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Opera Tea: La Fille du Régiment.April 05, 7:30 Opera Belcanto. Tosca.OPERA BEYOND THE GTAMarch 02, 8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University. Opera Production: Giselle in her bathtub. Cityworkers in love.March 07, 12:00 noon: Midday Music With Shigeru. Excerpts from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.March 23, 7:30: Brock University Department of Music. ENCORE! Concert Series: Temptedby Opera … Give in to Carmen.March 30 8:00: River Run Centre. RBC Classical Arts & Dance Series: Don Giovanni.MUSICAL THEATRE: EXTENDED RUNSMainstage musical theatre productions with runs of more than 15 performances appearonly once in our daily concert listings, on the date of the first performance falling within thedate range covered in the issue. Details for such shows are provided below:• March 20, 7:30: Dancap Productions. Shrek: the Musical. Book and lyrics by D. Lindsay-Abaire, music by J. Tesori. Based on the book by Steig and animated DreamWorks film. TorontoCentre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-644-3665 or 1-866-950-7469. –5. Runs toApril 1. No performances on Mondays. Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm. Wednesday, Saturdayand Sunday matinees at 2pm. Check website for details.Readers interested in listings for one specific genre, such as, for example, Music Theatre,Early Music, New Music or Chamber, are encouraged to use our listings search engine online atwww.thewholenote.com/listings.TORONTO’S PREMIERE MUSICAL THEATREproudly presentsLISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to listings@thewholenote.com or byfax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. Wedo not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27for further information.listings zONE map Visit our website to see a detailed versionof this map: www.thewholenote.com.LakeHuron6GeorgianBay73 42 15Lake ErieCity of Toronto8Lake OntarioThe Tony Award-winning musical revue that ran inNew York for 30 years!A hilarious tribute to all your favorite musicals...* THE MUSIC MAN * THE SOUND OF MUSIC * CATS ** HELLO, DOLLY! * GUYS & DOLLS * ANNIE ** LES MISERABLES * JOSEPH... * THE LION KING ** PHANTOM OF THE OPERA * WICKED *and many more!FAIRVIEW LIBRARY THEATRE35 Fairview Mall Dr., Sheppard/Don Mills. TICKETS - .78 + HSTFebruary 22 to March 10Wed. – 7pm / Thurs. To Sat. – 8pm / Sun. – 2pm / March 10 – 2 & 8pm32 thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2012

Thursday March 01• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusic: Rising Stars Recital. Students from theUniversity of Toronto Faculty of Music. ChristChurch Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome.• 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Thursdays at Noon: Colleen Skull, soprano.Works from the 20th and 21st centuries.Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’sPark. 416-978-0492. Free.• 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noonat Met. Richard Hansen, organ. 56 Queen St. E.416-363-0331 x26. Free.• 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. World at Noon. Songs and ballads of theSephardic Diaspora. Judith Cohen, vocals; andothers. Martin Family Lounge, Rm.219, AccoladeEast Bldg., 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Jewish Folk Choir. PurimConcert. Songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russianand English including Reyzele, Oifn Pripechik,Vu is dos Gesele, Der Rebe Elimeylech, Zhuravli(white cranes) and Hop Mayn Homentashn.Featuring choir soloists: Tanya Podolskaya,alto; Martin Houtman and Nick Gough, tenor;Charlie Sise, baritone; Herman Rombouts,bass; Alexander Veprinsky, conductor. BernardBetel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W. 905-669-5906. .• 7:30: Miles Nadal jcc. Yitzhak Yedid:Through the Window of Marc Chagall. YitzhakYedid, piano and compositions. Al Green Theatre,750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. .A. Concerts in the GTA• 7:30: Talk is Free Theatre/Show OneProductions. Dani Girl. Dimond and Kooman.Musical comedy about a nine-year-old girl’sbattle with cancer. With Gabi Epstein, AmandaLeBlanc, Jonathan Logan and Jeff Madden; RichardOuzounian, stage director; Wayne Gwillim,music director. Theatre Passe Mureille,Backspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416-504-7529.. Also Mar 2, 3(mat and eve), 4(mat andeve).• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty Music.Jazz Composers Concert. Upper Jazz Studio,90 Wellesley St. W. 416-978-0492. Free.• 7:30: York University Departments ofMusic, Theatre and Dance. Dido and Aeneas.Purcell. Catherine Robbin, music director;Stephanie Martin, conductor; Gwen Dobie,stage director; Susan Lee, choreographer.Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Rm.110,Accolade East Bldg., 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. $17; (st/sr). Also Mar 2.• 8:00: b current/Theatre Archipelago.Obeah Opera. Book, libretto and music by N.Brooks. With Macomere Fifi, Nicole Brooks,Joni NehRita, Saphire Demitro, Saidah BabaTalibah and others; ahdri zhina mandiela, director.918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St.416-533-1500. ; (sr/st). Also Mar 2,3; 4(mat).• 8:00: 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 Mar2-4, 7-10. Start times vary.• 8:00: Music Toronto. Discovery Series: WallisGiunta, mezzo with Steven Philcox, piano.Wainwright: All Days are Nights: Songs forLulu; also works by Britten, Purcell, VaughanWilliams, Barber and others. Jane MallettTheatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts,27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. .50; (st; accompanying adultpays half price).• 8:00: Musideum. Lara Solnicki, vocals andGeorge Koller, bass. Jazz standards and originals.401 Richmond St. W. 416-419-2248. .• 8:00: Opera York. Die Fledermaus. J.Strauss. Matthew Zadow, tenor (Gabriel vonEisenstein); Ilona Karan, soprano (Rosalinda);Anna Bateman, soprano (Adele); Ryan Harper,tenor (Alfred); Tony Cleverton, baritone (Dr.Falke); Geoff Butler, artistic director; PennyCookson, stage director. Richmond Hill Centrefor the Performing Arts, 10268 YongeSt., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -;(st). Also Mar 3(eve).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. String and WorldSeries: Jordi Savall and Hespérion XXI & TembembeEnsamble Continuo. Folias Antiguas &Criollas from the Ancient World to the NewWorld; baroque music from Spain and Mexico;Huasteca and Jarocho selections. KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .50and up.• 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 Mar 2, 3; 4(mat).• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. NewCreations Festival: This Isn’t Silence. Current:This Isn’t Silence; Vivier: Lonely Child; Eötvös:Seven for Violin and Orchestra (Canadian premiere);Kurtág: Messages. Barbara Hannigan,soprano; Akiko Suwanai, violin; Peter Eötvös,conductor; Peter Oundjian, host. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828 or416-593-0688(Chinese). –5.Friday March 02• 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Music at Midday: York U Brass Ensemble.James MacDonald, director. Tribute CommunitiesRecital Hall, Accolade East Bldg.,4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 7:30: Talk is Free Theatre/Show One Productions.Dani Girl. See Mar 1.345 Sorauren Avenue[Dundas/Roncesvalles]■ Lee Pui Ming,Norman Adams,Erin Donovan, RivkaGolani, StephanSylvestre, Againstthe Grain Theatre,Jane Bunnett & TheSpirits of Havana,Daniel Gaspard,Ellen Furey, BrianDickinson, JimVivian, Ethan Ardelli,Claudia Chan, JodaClement, JubalBrown, ChristopherStrickland■ for monthlyperformances go towww.gallery345.com/performances■ 416.822.9781 forreservationsModern, Classical, Jazz,Folk, World, Rentalswww.sorrows.ca416-231-6016Pastor:Rev. Fr. Nino Cavoto3055 Bloor Street West, justwest of Royal York RoadFree Lunchtime OrganConcert SeriesWednesdays 12:15 – 1:00Music and Artistic DirectorGordon D. MansellMarch 7 March 14 March 21Mark Toews Aaron James JP FarahatMarch 28 April 4Wayne Carroll Daniel NormanOne of the most stunning Baroqueinstruments in the worldMarch 1 – April 7, 2012thewholenote.com 33

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