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Volume 17 Issue 7 - April 2012

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A. Concerts in the GTA• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. DoubleBill: A Florentine Tragedy/Gianni Schicchi.See Apr 26.• 7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Light andJazzy … Mass Exploration. Toronto premieresof masses by Orban and Miskinis. Robert Cooper,conductor. Christ Church Deer Park,1570 Yonge St. 416-530-4428. ; (sr);(st).• 7:30: Tallis Choir. The Glory of the EnglishAnthem. Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah;Byrd: Sing Joyfully; Stanford: Three Motets;Harris: Faire is the Hevene. Peter Mahon, director.St. Patrick’s Church, 141 McCaul St. 416-286-9798. ; (sr); (st with ID). (SEEAD ON PREVIOUS PAGE)• 7:30: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Mysteryand Mastery. Works by Daley, Patriquin, Halley,Handel, Schumann and others. Toronto Centrefor the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111..50–.50.• 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Gershwin & Beyond. Bernstein: Overture toCandide; Adams: The Chairman Dances: Foxtrotfor Orchestra; Gershwin: Rhapsody inBlue; Tower: Fanfare for the UncommonWoman; Barber: Adagio for Strings; Copland:Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo. Todd Yaniw,piano; Joana Carneiro, conductor. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828 or416-593-0688(Chinese). –. Also May6(mat).• 7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir.Spring Gala Concert. Guest: Venise Kousaie,voice. St. George Antiochian Church, 9116Bayview Ave. 416-410-2254 or 877-410-2254. .• 7:30: Westben. Lovin’ Dat Westben! Worksby Mozart, Puccini, piano solos and Broadwaysongs from Show Boat and My Fair Lady.Donna Bennett, soprano; Brian Finley, piano.Wexford Heights United Church, 2102 LawrenceAve. E., Scarborough. 416-757-0676x21. .• 7:30: York Region Community Choir.Showbiz. Music from stage, screen, opera andTV. Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria St.,Aurora. 905-853-9542. .• 8:00: Aradia Ensemble. The Grain of theVoice. Madrigals by Monteverdi and Gesualdo;traditional Georgian music; new work byK. Mallon. Darbazi Georgian choir; Aradia Ensemble,Kevin Mallon, conductor. Glenn GouldStudio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255.–.• 8:00: Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland/Factory Theatre. Oil and Water. See Apr 18.• 8:00: Georgetown Choral Society. Songsfrom the Heart. Inspirational melodies andheartwarming songs. A. Dale Wood, conductor.Georgetown Christian Reformed Church,11611 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown. 905-877-7795. /(adv); (family). Partial proceedsto Georgetown Hospital Foundation.52 April 1 – May 7, 2012

• 8:00: Mississauga Symphony. The GrandFinale. Lau: Concertante for Orchestra (worldpremiere); Fazal: Song from The River (premiereof orchestral version); Holst: The Planets(Mars, Venus and Jupiter); Elgar: Enigma VariationsOp.38. John Barnum, conductor (finalperformance as MSO’s conductor and musicdirector); guest: Ruth Fazal, violin. HammersonHall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living ArtsDr., Mississauga. 905-306-6660. .50;.25(sr); (ages 16–26); (ages 15and under).• 8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents III: DanielMorphy + Diego Espinosa. Percussion double-header.Nørgård: I Ching; Dillard: Five on 5;world premieres by Adamcyk and Velickovic.416-204-1080. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Year of GreatSax Series: Hilario Durán Latin Big Bandwith special guest Paquito D’Rivera. PaquitoD’Rivera, saxophone; Hilario Durán, piano. KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.• 8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach and the Violin. SeeMay 2.• 8:00: Toronto Heliconian Club. Lee-LoucksFour-Hand Piano. Mozart: Sonata in C K521;Schubert: Lebensstürme D947; Dvořák: SlavonicDances Op.72. Jodie Lee and Kevin KwanLoucks, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 HazeltonAve. 416-922-3618. –.• 9:00: Do Right Music/ LeeFields, funk and soul vocals. Canadian albumrelease of Faithful Man. Opening act: MayleeTodd, vocals. Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W.416-573-8055. .50.Sunday May 06• 2:00: Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland/Factory Theatre. Oil and Water. See Apr 18.• 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Talesof Hoffman. See Apr 10.• 2:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. BroadwayKids Live! Children’s favourites including musicfrom The Sound of Music, The Little Mermaid,The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Beauty andthe Beast and others. Marta Herman, mezzo;Keith Reid, conductor; June Garber, narrator;Jobert Sevilleno, director. Markham Theatrefor the Arts, 171 Town Centre Blvd. 905-604-8339. ; (sr/st/child).• 2:00: Mississauga Pops. In Concert. Promsfavourites and more. Guest: Justus choir.Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd.,Mississauga. 905-615-4720. ; (sr/st);(child).• 2:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Spanish Balladewith a Russian Interlude. Songs by Spanishand Russian composers. Joni Henson, soprano;Peter McGillivray, baritone; Leigh-Anne Martin,mezzo. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W.416-466-1870. ; (sr/st).• 2:00: Trio Bravo. Mozart: Clarinet and PianoQuartets. Velma Ko: violin; John Trembath,cello. All Saints’ Kingsway Anglican Church,2850 Bloor St. W. 416-242-2131. ; (sr/st).• 2:30: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Mozart’sRequiem Mass in D Minor. Holy Cross CatholicChurch, 14400 Argyll Rd., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. ; (st).• 2:30: Toronto Early Music Centre. MusicallySpeaking: Elena Spanu, baroque violin.One-hour program of historical performance.St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave.416-464-7610. Admission by donation.• 2:30 and 7:30: Bel Canto Singers. It’s aGrand Night for Singing! Linda Meyer, director.St. Dunstan of Canterbury Church, 56 LawsonApril 1 – May 7, 2012Rd., Scarborough. 416-282-8260. .• 3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. 25th AnniversaryGala Concert – Elgar: The Kingdom. ShannonMercer, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo;Keith Klaasen, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone.Stephanie Martin, conductor. KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or 416-491-8542. –.• 3:00: Syrinx Sunday Salons. Made in CanadaPiano Quartet. Mahler: Piano Quartet ina; Burge: Piano Quartet; Brahms: Piano Quartetin c Op.60. Elissa Lee, violin; Rachel Mercer,cello; Angela Park, piano; guest: TawnyaPopoff, viola. Heliconian Hall, 35 HazeltonAve. 416-654-0877. ; (st). Receptionfollowing to meet the artists.• 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Gershwin & Beyond. See May 5.• 3:30: Tafelmusik. Bach and the Violin. SeeMay 2.• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Twilight Recitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewilloffering.• 4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. SingingTimeless Treasures for 20 years. Verdi: Requiem.Allison Arends, soprano; Mia Lennox-Williams,mezzo; Lenard Whiting, tenor; BruceKelly, bass. Talisker Players Orchestra; JurgenPetrenko, conductor. Christ Church DeerPark, 1570 Yonge St. 416-443-1490. ;(sr/st).• 7:00 Church of St. Andrew, Scarborough.Spring Concert. Classical, baroque, folkand popular music. St. Andrew’s Choir; TorontoMandolin Orchestra; and other guests.Church of St. Andrew, 2333 Victoria ParkAve. 416-447-1481. ; free(under 16).• 8:00: Musideum. Brownman & DJ Cutler.Jazz trumpeter with DJ. 401 Richmond St. W.416-599-7323.Monday May 07• 12:15: ORGANIX Concerts. David AlexanderSimon, organ. Church of the Holy Trinity,10 Trinity Sq. 416-763-3893. (suggesteddonation).• 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance/TorontoReference Library. New Music 101:Program 3. Part three of a four-part lecture/demonstration series on contemporary classicalmusic. Host: Robert Everett-Green;guests: Contact Contemporary Music; ContinuumContemporary Music. Elisabeth BeetonAuditorium, 789 Yonge St. 416-961-9594or 416-393-7131. Free. See Section D “TheETCeteras” under Lectures & Symposia.• 7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. Subscribers’Bonus Concert. Get Music! Gala Concert.Works by Canadian and international composers.With participating secondary school conductorsand choirs; Lydia Adams, conductor.Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St.E. 416-217-0537. ; (st); free(seasonsubscribers).• 8:00: ORGANIX Concerts/Toronto TheatreOrgan Society. Jelani Eddington, theatreorgan. Popular show tunes. Casa Loma, 1 AustinTerrace. 416-763-3893. /(adv).• 8:00: Pleiades Theatre/Red Boots Canada.Luba, Simply Luba. Autobiographical journeyof Ukrainian-Canadian comedienne LubaGoy. Written by D. Flacks with L. Goy andA. Tarasiuk. Performed by Luba Goy; VictorMishalow, vocals and bandura. Andrey Tarasiuk,stage director. Berkeley Street TheatreDownstairs, 26 Berkeley St. 416-368-3110.. Also May 8, 10–12, 14–18, 19(mat andeve), 21(mat), 22–25, 26(mat and eve).FROM DARKNESSCOMESLightColleen Kennedy, oboeHeather Morrison, pianoFriday May 11 at 7:30 p.m.St. Thomas’sAnglican Church,383 Huron StreetMusic for oboe and pianofeaturing the works ofBach, Schumann, Saint-Saëns,Haas & GlickAdmission or pay what you canIn support of St Thomas’sParish Garden andcommunity food programCanadianMen’s ChorusGreg Rainville, ADO u t o f t h e D e p t h sA n E x p l o r a t i o n o f S a c r e d M u s i cWorld Premiere Performance:Book of Lamentations by Patrick MurraySunday, May 13 4:00PM Glenn Gould StudioTickets NO SERVICE or at the 53

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