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Volume 17 Issue 7 - April 2012

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts,10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ; (sr/st). 1:15: Pre-concert chat.• 3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Capriccio!Painting the Music. Schulhoff: Duo for violinand cello; Debussy: Sonata for cello andpiano; Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire (excerpts);Janáček: Capriccio. Jean Stilwell, mezzo; BenjaminBowman, violin; Leslie Newman, flute;David Hetherington, cello; Lavinia Voicu, artist.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255. ; (sr); (30 and under);(st).• 3:00: Royal Conservatory. AustralianChamber Orchestra with Dawn Upshaw, soprano.Schnieder: Winter Morning Walks (Canadianpremiere); also works by Webern, Crumb,Schönberg, Schumann and Schubert. KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. TwilightRecitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewill offering.• 4:00: St. Olave’s Church. Choral Evensong.St. Olave’s Choir, Tim Showalter, conductorand organ. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Followed bySt. George’s Tea. Religious service. 5:00: Bestin Class music program; details below.• 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. JazzVespers: Joy Lapps-Lewis Trio. 25 St. PhillipsRd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering.Religious service.• 5:00: St. Olave’s Church. Best in Class.Program of music about the worlds of sportand learning, from Shakespeare, Dickens, Leacockto Chariots of Fire and others. FeaturingPresented byExcluisive Media PartnerA. Concerts in the GTALaura TuckerSt. Olave’s Arts Guild and Consort. 360 WindermereAve. 416-769-5686. Contributionsappreciated.• 7:30: Rosedale Presbyterian Church. Concertin Rosedale. Medhi Ghazi, piano. Schumann:Symphonic Etudes Op.13. RosedalePresbyterian Church, 129 Mount PleasantRd. 416-921-1931. . Proceeds to RosedalePresbyterian Church.• 8:00: Michael Johnston/Gallery 345. KingCreosote and Michael Johnston. Debut duo performance.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781./(adv).• 8:00: Musideum. Lara Solnicki, jazz vocals,and Mark Kieswetter, piano. 401 Richmond St.W. 416-599-7323. .• 8:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz SpecialProjects. The Thing Is: CD Release Concert.Debut CD by jazz fusion group, led by Tova Kardonne,vocals and composer. 918 BathurstCentre for Culture and the Arts, 918 BathurstSt. 416-538-0868. .Monday April 23• 12:00 noon: Corporation of Massey Halland Roy Thomson Hall. Free Choir and OrganConcert Series: The Joy of Singing. HamiltonChildren’s Choir; High Park Choirs of Toronto;Zimfira Poloz, conductor; Shawn Grenke, organ.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Free.• 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance/TorontoReference Library. New Music 101:Program 1. Part one of a four-part lecture/demonstrationseries on contemporary classicalmusic. Host: Robert Everett-Green; guests:Arraymusic; New Music Concerts. ElisabethCountermeasureBeeton Auditorium, 789 Yonge St. 416-961-9594 or 416-393-7131. Free. See listings sectionD, “The ETCeteras” under Lectures &Symposia.• 7:30: Alchemy. An Hour of Chamber Music.d’Indy: Menuet Op.72; Bach: Sonata in C;Cherubini: Sonata in F; Auric: Trio; Dvořák: Serenadein d Op.44 (arr. Rechtman); Sylvia Davis,flute; Cristina Sewerin, oboe; Elizabeth Day,clarinet; Elke Eble, horn; Larkin Hinder, bassoon;Meri Gec, piano. The Dunfield, 77 DunfieldAve. 416-316-2570. Free.• 7:30: Miles Nadal jcc. Stars on Spadina.Tribute to the Miles Nadal Jewish CommunityCentre’s 60-year contribution to the culturalevolution of downtown Toronto. Performers includeTheresa Tova, vocals; Laura Tucker, mezzo;Moshe Hammer, violin; Hilario Durán, piano;Daniel Barnes, drums; Micah Barnes, vocals;Countermeasure; and others. Al Green Theatre,750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. 0.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music.Felix Galimir Chamber Music Award Concert.Award presentation and performance bythe 2012 award-winning ensemble. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. PWYC. Proceeds to benefit the FelixGalimir Chamber Music Scholarship Award.• 8:00: Gallery 345. David Schotzko: PercussionSolo. Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood;Xenakis: Rebonds; Psappha; Scelsi: Ko-tha;Oesterle: new work. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st).• 8:00: Musideum. Sandra Taylor, singersongwriter.401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .Tuesday April 24• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Jazz Series: New York State of Mind. LaurenMargison, vocals; Christopher Mokrezeski, piano.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Musicat Midday: Bach Series XV. Andrew Adair,organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x231.Freewill offering.• 8:00: Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland/Factory Theatre. Oil and Water. See Apr 18.Wednesday April 25• 12:15: Our Lady of Sorrows. WednesdayConcert Series. Simon Walker, organ. 3055Bloor St. W. 416-231-6016. Free.• 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Conrad Gold, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.• 7:30: Jazz.FM91. Jazz Lives. Ramsey Lewis,piano; John Schofield, guitar; Jill Barber,jazz vocals; Curtis Stigers, jazz vocals; HeavyweightsBrass Band; and others; Lou Pomanti,music director. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.416-408-0208. and up.• 7:30: Opera by Request. Don Pasquale.Donizetti. Raymond Accolas, bass (DonPasquale); Marie Fransceschini, soprano (Norina);William Parker, tenor (Ernesto); DomenicSanfilippo, baritone (Dr. Malatesta); Scott Bell,baritone(Notary); William Shookhoff, music directorand piano. College Street United Church,452 College St. 416-455-2365. .• 8:00: Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland/Factory Theatre. Oil and Water. See Apr 18.• 8:00: Toronto Dance Theatre. Rivers. Newwork by Christopher House, set to music ofAnn Southam. Christina Petrowska Quilico,piano. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre,207 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. –. Also Apr 26, 27, 28(mat and eve).• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. PerlmanPlays Beethoven. Khachaturian: Suitefrom Masquerade and Spartacus; Tchaikovsky:Francesca da Rimini; Beethoven: Violin Concerto.Itzhak Perlman, violin; Peter Oundjian,conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-593-4828 or 416-593-0688(Chinese).–$179. Also Apr 26.Thursday April 26• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.World Music Series: Room of Wonders. JaymeStone, banjo, and his band. Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.Micah BarnesDaniela NardiDaniel HassMosheHammerRon DaviscoverLiza Balkan, DirectorMarilyn Lightstone, HostDaniel BarnesHilario DuranA musical gala celebrating the heart and soulof the Miles Nadal JCCAPRIL 23, 2012 7:30 PMAl Green TheatreMiles Nadal Jewish Community Centre 750 Spadina Ave., at BloorTheresa Tova46 thewholenote.com April 1 – May 7, 2012

• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusic. Michael Brough, bass; Kathleen Long,cello; Chelsea Shanoff, saxophone; WesleyShen, piano; Olivia Shortt, saxophone. ChristChurch Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome.• 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noonat Met. David Rosevear, organ. 56 Queen St. E.416-363-0331 x26. Free.• 7:30: ArtHouse Festival Series. SecondWind: Alex Pangman & the Alley Cats. St.Mildred’s-Lightbourn Studio Theatre, 1080Linbrook Rd., Oakville. 905-467-8551 or 905-845-2386. .• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. DoubleBill: A Florentine Tragedy/Gianni Schicchi.Zemlinksy: A Florentine Tragedy; Puccini: GianniSchicchi. Alan Held, bass (Simone, GianniSchicchi); Gun-Brit Barkmin, soprano (Bianca,Nella); Michael König, tenor (Guido Bardi);Simone Osborne, soprano (Laurette); René Barbera,tenor (Rinuccio); Catherine Malfitano,stage director; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –8.Also May 2, 5, 12(mat), 15, 18, 20(mat), 25.• 8:00: Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland/Factory Theatre. Oil and Water. See Apr 18.• 8:00: Diana McIntosh, piano, performanceart and composition. Beryl Markham– Flying West With The Night. McIntosh: BerylMarkham – Flying West With The Night (forspoken text, piano and tape); Eliptosonics; You,Me and the Tree (multi-media piece). HeliconianHall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-781-2009. ;(sr/st).• 8:00: Gallery 345/Lush Cello Quartet.Lush Cello Quartet. Jazz standards, musicalhits, Beatles songs and more. Wendy Solomon,arranger. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781.; (st).• 8:00: Musideum. Briga: Songs in Frenchand English. 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .• 8:00: Toronto Dance Theatre. Rivers. SeeApr 25.• 8:00: Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra.Mozart – Donizetti – Verdi – Puccini. Selectedarias. Joni Henson, soprano; Brennan Guillory,tenor; guest: Christopher Zimmerman, conductor.George Weston Recital Hall, TorontoCentre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 647-439-8787. ; (sr).• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. PerlmanPlays Beethoven. See Apr 25.Friday April 27• 7:00: Bulgarian Arts Festival. Dimitrovche:Folklore music and dance evening. St. George’sMacedono Bulgarian Church, 17 Regent St.416-587-3739. .• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Talesof Hoffman. See Apr 10.• 7:30: St. Andrew’s Church. Life & MusicSeries: Make Every Note Beautiful – The MusicalLegacy of Douglas Bodle at St. Andrew’s.Celebrating choirmaster and organist DouglasBodle’s 40 years at St. Andrew’s; also CDlaunch of “The Day Thou Gavest,” featuring St.Andrew’s Choir in anthems from 17th to 20thcenturies. Monica Whicher, Nathalie Paulin andAllison Angelo, soprano; Russell Braun, baritone;and other members of eight-voice St. Andrew’schoir. 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600x231. ; (st).• 8:00: Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland/Factory Theatre. Oil and Water. See Apr 18.• 8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Great ArtistPiano Series: Katherine Chi. Works by Rachmaninoff,Arensky and others. 22 Church St.,Aurora. 905-713-1818. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall andRoy Thomson Hall. Kellylee Evans, jazz vocals.GreatArtistPianoSeriespresentsFriday, April 278pmwww.auroraculturalcentre.ca905 713-1818Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255. .50• 8:00: Musideum. Gary Diggins and ErnieTollar: Sonica Exotica. Exotic soundscapes includinghangs, horns, flutes, yidaki, ngoni andmore . 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323..YOKO HIROTAsmall is beautifulNEW MUSIC CONCERTSFRIDAY APRIL 27 8 pmGALLERY 345• 8:00: New Music Concerts. Small is Beautiful:a piano recital by Yoko Hirota. Schönberg:Fünf Klavierstücke Op.23; Cherney:Nachtstücke; Morel: Trinomes; Radford: Roiling;Lemay: Hiroshima mon amour; Current: PianoPiece No.1. Gallery 345, 345 SoraurenAve. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts worker);(st).• 8:00: Reynold Nathaniel Presents. HeartStrings: The Musical. See Apr 6.• 8:00: Sine Nomine Ensemble for MedievalMusic. Music of the Spheres: The starsmoving in concert. Program highlighting theconnections between music and astronomyin the Middle Ages. Saint Thomas’s AnglicanChurch, 383 Huron St. 416-638-9445. ;(sr/st).• 8:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. In theMiller Mood. Chattanooga Choo Choo, TuxedoJunction, In the Mood and other Miller favourites.Old Mill Dining Room, 21 Old Mill Rd.416-236-2641. .• 8:00: Toronto Consort. The Original CarminaBurana. A collection of 13th and 14th centurysongs with voices, hurdy-gurdy, fiddle,recorder, lute and harp. David Fallis, conductor.Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. –; (under 30). Also Apr28, 29(mat).• 8:00: Toronto Dance Theatre. Rivers. SeeApr 25.• 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Topsy-Turvydom.Gilbert and Sullivan selectionsfrom Mikado, Gondoliers, Iolanthe, H.M.S. Pinafore,Pirates of Penzance and others. LeslieAnn Bradley, soprano; Marion Newman, mezzo;Christopher Mayell and Keith Savage, tenor;David Ludwig, baritone; Robert Cooper,conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. LawrenceCentre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. –. Also Apr 28, 29 (mat).Saturday April 28• 2:00 and 8:00: Toronto Dance Theatre.Rivers. See Apr 25.• 2:30 and 7:30: Ontario Philharmonic. ZoologicalFantasy. Milhaud: Scaramouche; Turina:Rapsodia Sinfonica for piano and orchestra;Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (for orchestraand narrator); Liszt: Hungarian RhapsodyNo.2 (for piano); Saint-Saëns: Carnival of theAnimals. Beatriz Boizan and Joel Zhang, pianos;Christian Pritchard, narrator. Regent Theatre,50 King St E., Oshawa. 905-579-6711.–.• 7:00: RNS Concert Productions. EliadesOchoa, Cuban guitar and vocals, and his band.The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. 1-855-985-5000. .50.• 7:30: Oakham House Choir of RyersonUniversity/Toronto Sinfonietta. Better IsPeace Than Always War. Jenkins: The ArmedMan – A Mass for Peace; and works by Penderecki,Bacewicz, Zielinski and Zebrowski.Mathew Jaskiewicz, conductor; guests: UnivoxChoir Toronto, Dallas Bergen, conductor; MelanieConly, soprano; Todd Delaney, baritone; AliZafar, muezzin. Metropolitan United Church,sine nomineEnsemble for Medieval MusicMusic of theSpheresbetter is PEACE than always warKarl Jenkins’The Armed Man:A Mass For PeaceApril 28, 7:30 pmMetropolitan United Church56 Queen Street East, Toronto | in advance | students416-960-5551Oakham House Choir of Ryerson UniversityUnivox Choir, Toronto SinfoniettaTodd Delaney, baritone & Melanie Conly, sopranoMatthew Jaskiewicz, music directoralso works by Penderecki, Bacewicz, & ZielenskiFriday, April 27, at 8 pmSaint Thomas's Church383 Huron StreetTickets / 416-638-9445sine.nomine@3web.comApril 1 – May 7, 2012thewholenote.com 47

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