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Volume 17 Issue 6 - March 2012

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• 7:30: Toronto Opera

• 7:30: Toronto Opera Repertoire. The MerryWidow. Lehar. Jennifer Rasor, soprano (Anna);Jay Lambie, tenor (Danilo); Gerald Hannon,baritone (Baron); Christie Kidd, soprano (Valencienne- Feb 17, 22, Mar 4); Caroline Colantonio,soprano (Valencienne - Feb 19, 25, Mar2); Pablo Benitez, tenor (Camille - Feb 17, 25,Mar 4); William Parker, tenor (Camille - Feb 19,22, Mar 2); Beatrice Carpino, director. BickfordCentre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. ; (sr/st). Also Mar 4(mat).• 7:30: York University Department of Music.Dido and Aeneas. See Mar 1.• 8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. World MusicSeries: Jane Bunnett. CD Release concert of“MUNDO: The World of Jane Bunnett.” JaneBunnett, saxophone and flute; guest: HilarioDurán, piano. Brevik Hall, 22 Church St., Aurora.905-713-1818. .• 8:00: b current/Theatre Archipelago. ObeahOpera. See Mar 1.• 8:00: Batuki Music Society. MadagascarSlim, blues guitar. NOW Lounge, 189 Church St.416-948-4132. .• 8:00: Civic Light Opera. Forbidden Broadway.See Mar 01.• 8:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Peter McGillivray. 100AOssington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved);; (st/industry with ID).• 8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. MarkoFeri, guitar. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.416-964-8298. . Part of Toronto GuitarSymposium; see Listings Section D, “The ET-Ceteras,” under Lectures/Symposia.• 8:00: Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall.Alejandra Ribera. Glenn Gould Studio, 250A. Concerts in the GTAJubilatesingersjubilate singers.caFront St. W. 416-872-4255. .50.• 8:00: Music Gallery. Rufus Cappadocia,cello. Cello and mbira trance from Zimbabwe.Guests: Mutamba Rainos and Pasi Gunguwo,mbira. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 JohnSt. 416-204-1080. /(adv).• 8:00: North Toronto Players. Starship Pinafore(The Lass Who Loved a Trekkie). Gilbert& Sullivan operetta, HMS Pinafore, set in theStar Trek Universe. York Woods Library Theatre,1785 Finch Ave. 905-509-2191. ;(sr); (st with ID); free(under 14). AlsoMar 3, Mar 4(mat).• 8:00: Soundstreams/Royal Conservatory.So Percussion: Cage @100. Works by Cage;Lizée: new work. Guests: Matmos; Dan Deacon,electronics; Nicole Lizée, turntable. KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.• 8:00: Theatre Ad Infinitum/Why Not Theatre.The Big Smoke. See Mar 1.• 9:00: Hart House Music Committee. Jazzat Oscar’s: Jim Lewis Jazz Orchestra. ArborRoom, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-9787-2452. Free.• 9:30: Nujazz Festival/ RightMusic. José James Live! Modern jazz vocalist.Guest: DJ John Kong. Great Hall, 1087 QueenSt. W. 416-877-4075. .Saturday March 03• 2:00 and 7:30: Amadeus Choir. A Celtic Celebration.With Rant Maggie Rant (Celtic band).Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-446-0188. ; (sr/st). Includes live andsilent auctions.• 2:00 and 7:30: Talk is Free Theatre/ShowIsabel BernausconductorSherry SquiresaccompanistOne Productions. Dani Girl. See Mar 1.• 4:30: Beach United Church. Beach Jazz andReflection: Music for the Soul: Come Together.Malvern Dance Band. St. Aidan’s AnglicanChurch, 70 Silverbirch Ave. 416-691-8082.Freewill offering.• 7:00: Mississauga Pops. TV Pops.Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd.,Mississauga. 905-615-4720. ; (sr/st);(child).• 7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. MerryOlde England. Elgar: Introduction & Allegro;Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme ofThomas Tallis; Purcell: The Old Bachelor Suite;Coulthard: Prayer for Elizabeth; Britten: SimpleSymphony. Central Baptist Church, 340Rebecca St., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ;(sr); (st). Also Mar 4 (mat, St. Simon’sAnglican Church).• 7:30: St. Anne’s Choir and Orchestra.Purcell Evening Prayer. Evening prayer servicefeaturing music of Purcell. St. Anne’s Church,270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. PWYC. Refreshmentsto follow.• 7:30: Tallis Choir. Stabat Mater: Music forPassiontide. Palestrina: Stabat Mater; Monteverdi:Missa In Illo Tempore; Lotti: Crucifixus;Scarlatti: Stabat Mater. Peter Mahon, director.St. Patrick’s Church, 141 McCaul St. 416-286-9798. ; (sr); (st with ID).• 7:30: Toronto Opera Repertoire. Lucia diLammermoor. Donizetti. Carrie Gray, soprano(Lucia – Feb 15, 26, Mar 3); Tammy Short, soprano(Lucia – Feb 18, 24, 29); Yevgeny Yablonovsky,baritone (Enrico); Jay Lambie, tenor(Edgardo – Feb 15, 24, Mar 3); Pablo Benitez,tenor (Edgardo – Feb 18, 26, 29); AnthonyFaure, tenor (Arturo); Frank de Jong, bass(Raimondo); Christie Kidd, soprano (Alisa);JERZY CICHOCKImusic directorGiuseppe Macina, director. Bickford CentreTheatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. ;(sr/st).• 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.New Creations Festival: Con Brio. Widmann:Con brio (Canadian premiere); Eötvös: Replicafor Viola and Orchestra (North American premiere);Charke: Concerto for String Quartetand Orchestra (world premiere). Kronos Quartet;Teng Li, viola; Peter Eötvös, conductor;Peter Oundjian, conductor and host. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828 or416-593-0688(Chinese). –.• 7:30: Tryptych. LotZa LanZa & Za’more! ATwo Tenors Tribute to Mario Lanza. LeonardWhiting, tenor; Edward Franko, tenor; BrettKingsbury, piano. West Hall Theatre, TrinityPresbyterian Church, 2737 Bayview Ave.416-763-5066 x1. /(adv); (sr/st)/(adv).• 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble/Royal Conservatory.Brasil. Works by Villa-Lobos and Jobim.Guests: Guinga, Luanda Jones, vocals; MonicaWhicher, soprano; and others. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.• 8:00: b current/Theatre Archipelago. ObeahOpera. See Mar 1.• 8:00: Bell’Arte Singers. Classical: Waysof Seeing. Works by Bach, Barber, Mozart,Brahms and others. St. Simon-the-ApostleChurch, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-269-5044. ;(sr/st).• 8:00: Civic Light Opera. Forbidden Broadway.See Mar 01.• 8:00: Counterpoint Community Orchestra/DickensFellowship Toronto Branch.Dickens with a Twist: A Tribute to CharlesDickens on the 200th Anniversary of HisBirth. Mozart: Marten aller Arten; Beethoven:ArGENTINA!TangoCalvin Presbyterian Church26 Delisle Avenue ( 1 block north of St. Clair, west off Yonge)Saturday Mar. 3, 8 pmTickets: 416-536-5750, at the door, or adults, seniors, studentsJubilate Singers gratefully acknowledgesthe support of its sponsorswithClub MilongaTango Dancersand Tango FrescoEnsembleTheRomanticGentlemanSunday, March 4, 2012 • 7:30pmOUR LADY OF SORROWS CHURCH3055 Bloor Street West, Toronto (1/2 block west of the Royal York subway)Featuring an evening of choral music from the 19 thcentury Romantic Masters: Brahms, Elgar, Gounod,Rossini, Grieg, Schubert, Verdi and Wagner.Admission Seniors & Students Bring this ad tothe concert andsave off anyCD purchase.34 March 1 – April 7, 2012

Symphony No.7; Bart: Oliver (selections); andother works. Sinead Sugrue, soprano; TerryKowalczuk, music director. St. Luke’s UnitedChurch, 353 Sherbourne St. 416-902-7532./(adv); (13 and under).• 8:00: Grand Salon Orchestra. Lady Day: AnEvening of Billie Holiday. Jessica Rose, vocals;Kerry Stratton, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio,250 Front St. W. 647-853-0057 or 416-872-4255. .50.• 8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra.Spring Pops: all’Italiana. Rossini:Overture from Italian in Algiers; Vivaldi: Winterfrom Four Seasons; Wolf: Italian Serenade;Haydn: Symphony No.60 “Il Distratto”; alsoarias by Vivaldi, Mozart and Handel. Aria Tesolin,mezzo; Entela Galanxhi, violin; David Fallis,conductor. Columbus Centre, 901 LawrenceAve. W. 647-238-0015 or 416-789-7011. ;(sr/st).• 8:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Different Stages … DifferentSongs: A Musical Journey from Broadway toJazz. Joel Hartt, jazz vocals; Mark Kieswetter,piano. 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747.(reserved); ; (st/industry with ID).• 8:00: Jubilate Singers. Argentina! Worksby Piazzolla, Guastavino and others. Isabel Bernaus,conductor; Sherry Squires, piano; guests:Club Milonga tango dancers, accompanied bythe Tango Fresco ensemble. Calvin PresbyterianChurch, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-536-5750.; (sr); (st).• 8:00: Markham Theatre for the PerformingArts. Arturo Sandoval: A Tribute to MyFriend Dizzy Gillespie. 171 Town Centre Blvd.,Markham. 905-305-7469 or 1-866-768-8801.–.• 8:00: Musideum. Medicine Wheel. DavidR. Maracle, native flutes, hang drum; DonaldQuan, guzheng/keyboards/tabla; Ron Bankley,guitar; Richard Best, percussion. 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-419-2248. .• 8:00: North Toronto Players. StarshipPinafore (The Lass Who Loved a Trekkie). SeeMar 2.• 8:00: Opera York. Die Fledermaus. SeeMar 1.• 8:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. Voices ofWomen. Celebrating the strength of femalevoices and International Women’s Day. Guests:Andrea Ludwig, soprano; Michael Bloss, organ.Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd.647-466-7673. ; (sr); (under 30).• 8:00: Theatre Ad Infinitum/Why NotTheatre. The Big Smoke. See Mar 1.• 8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Gibbons:Canticles & Cries. Renaissance canticles, anthems,madrigals and vendors’ cries by Gibbons,Byrd and others. With Viols of the CardinalConsort; Mark Vuorinen, music director.Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-763-1695. 7:00: Opening notes. –;–(sr); .50(under 30).Sunday March 04• 10:30am: Eglinton St. George’s UnitedChurch. Jazz Worship for Lent: Joe Sealy andFriends. Joe Sealy, piano; Paul Novotny, bass;Brian Barlow, drums. 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481-1141 x250. Freewill offering. Religious service.• 2:00: b current/Theatre Archipelago. ObeahOpera. See Mar 1.• 2:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. VoxLumine (Voices of Light) Chamber Choir. Musicby Tallis, Lauridsen, Wood, Bairstow. BrandonJohnson, music director. 477 Manning Ave.416-531-7955. PWYC.• 2:00: Civic Light Opera. Forbidden Broadway.See Mar 01.• 2:00: Markham Concert Band. O Canada.Music composed and arranged by Canadians.John Liddle, trumpet; Canadian Singers. MarkhamTheatre, 171 Town Centre, Blvd., Markham.905-305-7469. ; (sr/st/child).• 2:00: North Toronto Players. StarshipPinafore (The Lass Who Loved a Trekkie). SeeMar 2.• 2:00: Toronto Opera Repertoire. The MerryWidow. See Mar 2.• 2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket.Pentaèdre Woodwind Quintet. Flute,clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn. NewmarketTheatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket.905-953-5122. ; (sr); (st).• 2:00 and 7:30: Talk is Free Theatre/ShowOne Productions. Dani Girl. See Mar 1.• 2:30: Opera in Concert. Oberto. Verdi. Canadianpremiere. Giles Tomkins, baritone (Oberto);Joni Henson, soprano (Leonora); MicheleBognanowicz, mezzo (Cuniza); Romulo Delgado,tenor (Riccardo); Opera in Concert Chorus,Derek Bate, conductor; Alison d’Amato, musicdirector and piano. Jane Mallett Theatre,St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St.E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. –. English surtitles. 1:45: Pre-concert backgrounderwith Iain Scott.• 2:30: Theatre Ad Infinitum/Why Not Theatre.The Big Smoke. See Mar 1.• 3:00: Mississauga Choral Society. A Varietyof Vivaldi. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church,921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga. 905-278-7059.–.• 3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. MerryOlde England. Elgar: Introduction & Allegro;Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on the a Theme ofThomas Tallis; Purcell: The Old Bachelor Suite;Coulthard: Prayer for Elizabeth; Britten: SimpleSymphony. St. Simon’s Anglican Church,1450 Litchfield Rd., Oakville. 905-483-6787.; (sr); (st). Also Mar 3 (Central BaptistChurch).• 3:00: Orpheus Choir of Toronto.Beethoven, Bevan and the Bard. Bevan: No MortalBusiness (premiere); Beethoven: Mass inC. Johane Ansell, soprano; Sidgwick Scholarsof the Orpheus Choir; Chorus Niagara; TaliskerPlayers; Edward Moroney, organ; Robert Cooper,conductor; Geraint Wyn Davies, narrator.Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E.416-530-4428. ; (sr); (st). 2:15:Pre-concert chat with Robert Cooper and AllanBevan.• 3:00: Royal Conservatory. Ian Bostridge,tenor, with Julius Drake, piano. Schumann:Dein Angesicht Op.127 No.2; Mein Wagen rolletlangsam Op.142 No.4; Liederkreis Op.24;and other works; Brahms: Auf dem KirchhofeOp.105 No.4; Verzagen Op.72 No.4; BotschaftOp.47 No.1; and other works. Koerner Hall, 273Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .50 and up.• 3:00: Syrinx Sunday Salons. Peter Longworth,piano and Benjamin Bowman, violin.Rowson: Violin Sonata; Schubert: Rondo inb for violin and piano; Corigliano: Sonata forViolin and Piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 HazeltonAve. 416-654-0877. ; (st). Receptionto follow.• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. TwilightRecitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewill offering.• 4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. TimelessTreasures. Marking the 20th season of TCS.Vivaldi: Gloria; Schubert: Mass in G. SheilaDietrich, soprano; Danielle MacMillan, mezzo;Cory Knight, tenor; Kevin Bradshaw, bass; TaliskerPlayers Orchestra; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor.Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 YongeSt. 416-443-1490. ; (sr/st).• 7:30: Victoria Scholars Men’s ChoralEnsemble. The Romantic Gentleman. Worksby Brahms, Elgar, Gounod, Rossini, Grieg andothers. Jerzy Cichocki, music director. OurLady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W.416-761-7776. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Geoffrey Tyler. 100AOssington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved);; (st/industry with ID).Monday March 05• 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Music at Midday: Classical instrumentalRecital with student soloists. Tribute CommunitiesRecital Hall, Accolade East Bldg., 4700Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Brass Quintet. In Recital.Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-732-7236. ; (sr/st).• 7:30: Al Green Theatre/The new CityShul. Bridges: Jewish and Arabic Music in Dialogue.Concert and CD Launch. Lenka Lichtenberg,vocals; Roula Said, vocals and dance;Alan Hetherington, percussion/pandeiro/drums;Chris Gartner, bass; John Gzowski, oud/guitars/bouzoukiguitar; Kinneret Sagee, clarinet;and others. Miles Nadal jcc, 750 Spadina Ave.416-924-6211 x0. -.• 7:30: Alchemy. An Hour of Chamber Music.Telemann: Suite in a; Martinů: Promenades;Beethoven: String Quartet Op.18 No.5. HennekeCats, flute; Catherine Sulen and JohnBailey, violin; Charles Small, viola; Susan Naccache,cello; Marion Wilk, harpsichord. LivingLife on the Avenue, 1066 Avenue Rd. 416-316-2570. Free. Also Mar 8 (Toronto PublicLibrary).Tuesday March 06• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. VocalSeries: A Celebration of Canadian Art Song.Harman: Sewing the Earthworm (world premiere);Passmore: Seven “Dark Lady” Sonnets;Glick: Two Landscapes. Carla Huhtanen, soprano;Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Lawrence Wiliford,tenor and director; Steven Philcox, piano anddirector. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Music at Midday: York U ChamberStrings. Jacques Israelievitch, director. TributeCommunities Recital Hall, Accolade East Bldg.,4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Music at Midday. Conrad Gold, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewilloffering.• 7:30: Kids4Peace. Benefit concert with TheSyrinx Sunday SalonsPeter Longworth, pianoBenjamin Bowman, violinWilliam Rowson: Violin SonataSchubert: B Minor Rondo forviolin and pianoJohn Corigliano: Sonata forviolin and pianoSunday March 4, 2012 3pmHeliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton AveTickets Students info: 416-654-0877 www.syrinxconcerts.orgwww.kids4peace.caTHE THREE CANTORSTuesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church2850 Bloor Street West • advance; at the doorCall 416-233-1125 to reserve tickets • www.3cantors.comMarch 1 – April 7, 35

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