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Volume 17 Issue 8 - May 2012

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Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. –.• 8:00: Toronto Organ Club. Classic Concert.St. James United Church, 400 BurnhamthorpeRd., Etobicoke. 905-890-8648 or905-824-4667. ; free(under 10). Refreshmentsserved.• 8:00: Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra. AnEvening of Music and Dance. De Meij: SymphonyNo.1 for Wind Orchestra, accompanied byoriginal choreography; and other works. TYWOSymphonic Winds; members of Toronto’s dancecommunity; Johan de Meij, conductor. LivingArts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga.416-321-8996 or 905-306-6000. ; (st/child). All proceeds to support the TYWO.• 8:00: Upper Canada Choristers. Sanctus.Fauré: Requiem; Carrillo: Missa sine nomine.Guests: Mark Ruhnke, baritone; ChristopherDawes, organ; choirs from Swansea PublicSchool. Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor. GraceChurch on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510. /(adv); free (child).Saturday May 05• 2:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. Coast toCoast to Coast. O. Peterson: Hymn to Freedom;Aglukark: O Siem; L. Adams: Mi’kmaq HonourSong. Glynis Ratcliffe, soprano; Sabrina Santelli,alto; Charles Sy, tenor; David Anderson,bass-baritone; David Ambrose, conductor; Kimberley-AnnBartczak, accompanist. RBC Theatre,Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr.905-306-6660. ; (sr/st); (child).Also at 8:00.• 7:00: St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church.Big Show. Featuring variety of classical andA. Concerts in the Gtapopular music performed by members andfriends of St. Mark’s. 1 Greenland Rd. 416-487-5445. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). Refreshmentsprovided. (SEE AD PREVIOUSPAGE)• 7:30: Alexander Singers and Players. Manof La Mancha. See May 4.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. DoubleBill: A Florentine Tragedy/Gianni Schicchi. SeeMay 2.• 7:30: Kingston Road United Church. AnEvening with Amadeus Choir. Includes highlightsfrom annual Celtic Celebration. LydiaAdams, conductor. 975 Kingston Rd. 416-446-0188 or 416-699-6091. ; (st).• 7:30: Opera by Request. The Rake’sProgress. Stravinsky. Avery Krisman, tenor(Tom Rakewell); Vania Chan, soprano (AnneTruelove); Keith O’Brien, baritone (Nick Shadow);Anna Belikova, mezzo (Baba the Turk);Francis Domingue, tenor (Sellem); and others;Annex Singers; William Shookhoff, piano andconductor. College Street United Church, 452College St. 416-455-2365. . As part of RequestFest.• 7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Light andJazzy … Mass Exploration. Toronto premieresof masses by Orban and Miskinis. RobertCooper, 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,conductor. St. Patrick’s Church, 141 McCaulSt. 416-286-9798. ; (sr); (stwith ID). (SEE AD 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,vocals. St. George Antiochian Church,9116 Bayview Ave. 416-410-2254 or 877-410-2254. . Also May 9 at Christ ChurchDeer Park.• 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 by K.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 May 1.• 8:00: County Town Singers. Festival Fever.See May 4.• 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.• 8:00: Masterworks of Oakville Chorus &Orchestra. Rachmaninoff Vespers & RenaissanceMotets. See May 4.• 8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. Coast toCoast to Coast. See 2:00.• 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 doubleheader.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.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.–.50.• 8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach and the Violin. SeeMay 2.• 8:00: Toronto Concert Orchestra. StockExchange Serenade. Rossini: Barber of Seville(Overture); Dvořák: Symphony No.8 in G; Mozart:Piano Concerto No.20 in d. Haiou Zhang,piano; Kerry Stratton, conductor. Design Exchange,234 Bay St. 647-853-0057. .• 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• 1:30: Kingston Road United Church. LennySolomon Trio. Lenny Solomon, jazz violin; PatCollins, bass; Bill Bridges, guitar. 975 KingstonRd. 416-699-6091. ; free(12 and under).Proceeds to Kingston Road United boiler fund.• 2:00: Alexander Singers and Players. Manof La Mancha. See May 4.• 2:00: Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland/Factory Theatre. Oil and Water. 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• 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Talesof Hoffman. See May 3.• 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. Afternoon at theProms. Guest: Justus choir. Meadowvale Theatre,6315 Montevideo Rd. 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: Bel Canto Singers. It’s a Grand Nightfor Singing! Linda Meyer, director. St. Dunstanof Canterbury Church, 56 Lawson Rd., Scarborough.416-282-8260. . Also at 7:30.• 2:30: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Mozart’sRequiem Mass in D Minor. Holy Cross CatholicChurch, 14400 Argyll Rd., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. ; (st).• 2:30: Performing Arts York Region.Ben Gitter, cello, and Philip Adamson, piano.Beethoven: Seven Variations on a theme fromMozart’s Magic Flute; Mendelssohn: SonataOp.58; Bridge: Four Pieces for Cello and Piano;Kabalevsky: Cello Sonata Op.71; Martinů: Variationson a Slovakian Theme. Thornhill PresbyterianChurch, 271 Centre St., Thornhill.905-886-7905. ; (sr); (st).• 2:30: Toronto Early Music Centre. MusicallySpeaking: Elena Spanu, baroque violin. Onehourprogram of historical performance. St.David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave.416-464-7610. Admission by donation.• 3:00: Musideum. Poli’s Jazz Salon. Paul Hoffert,various instruments; Lorne Lofsky, guitar.401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .• 3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. 25th AnniversaryGala Concert – Elgar: The Kingdom. ShannonMercer, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; KeithKlaasen, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone.Stephanie Martin, conductor. Koerner Hall, 273Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or 416-491-8542.–.• 3:00: Symphony on the Bay. The GreatBPAC Piano Celebration. Bach: Concerto forKeyboard No.3 in D; Liszt: Concerto No.1 in E-flat; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2 Op.27 in e.Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 LocustSt., Burlington. 905-681-6000. ; (age65 and up); (st 14-20); (13 and under).• 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 Hazelton Ave.416-654-0877. ; (st). Reception followingto 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. TwilightRecitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewill offering.• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. TwilightRecitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewill offering.• 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, folk andpopular music. St. Andrew’s Choir; TorontoMandolin Orchestra; and other guests. Churchof St. Andrew, 2333 Victoria Park Ave. 416-447-1481. ; free(under 16).• 7:30: Bel Canto Singers. It’s a Grand Nightfor Singing! Linda Meyer, director. St. Dunstanof Canterbury Church, 56 Lawson Rd., Scarborough.416-282-8260. . Also at 2:30.• 7:30: Etobicoke Youth Choir. 35th AnniversaryConcert: I Hear You Calling. Louise Jardine,music director, Pascal du Perron, accompanist.The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel SamuelSmith Park Dr., Etobicoke. 416-231-9120. ;free(under 12). Refreshments included.• 8:00: Musideum. Brownman & DJ Cutler.Jazz trumpeter and 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; Continuum ContemporaryMusic. Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium,Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. 416-961-9594 or 416-393-7131. Free. See listingssection D “The ETCeteras” under Lectures &Symposia.• 7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. Get Music!Educational Outreach Concert. Works by Canadianand international composers. Lydia Adams,conductor. Metropolitan United Church,56 Queen St. E. 416-217-0537. ; (sr);(st).• 8:00: Music Gallery/University of AlaskaFairbanks. Ensemble 64.8. J.L. Adams: …and dust rising…; Applebaum: Aphasia; Lansky:Hop; Ferneyhough: Bone Alphabet; Koppel: Toccata;and other works. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (st).• 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.; (sr/st). Also May 8, 10–12, 14–18,19(mat and eve), 21(mat), 22–25, 26(matand eve).Tuesday May 08• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Piano Virtuoso Series: Harmonies du Jour. Liszt:Transcendental Étude No.11 “Harmonie duSoir”; Paganini Étude No.1; Debussy: ImagesBook No.1; Prokofiev: Sonata No.4 in c. ScottMacIsaac, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Music at Midday. Thomas Gonder, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewilloffering.• 7:00: Living Arts Centre. Stomp! Percussionensemble. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga.905-306-6000. –. Also May 9.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Talesof Hoffmann. See May 3.• 7:30: Dancap Productions. West SideStory. Bernstein and Sondheim; based onthe book by Laurents. Joey McKneely, choreographer;David Saint, stage director. TorontoCentre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-644-3665 or 1-866-950-7469. –0. Also May 9–12, 15–19, 22–26, 29–31, Jun 1–3.• 8:00: Pleiades Theatre/Red Boots Canada.Luba, Simply Luba. See May 7.Wednesday May 09• 12:15: Our Lady of Sorrows. WednesdayConcert Series. Christina Hutten, organ. 3055Bloor St. W. 416-231-6016. Free.• 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noonday Organ Recitals. Paul Grimwood, organ.Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 YongeSt. 416-922-1167. Free.• 2:00: Dancap Productions. West SideStory. Also 7:30. See May 8.• 6:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Gala Concert1. Massimo Nosetti, organ; Michael Barth,trumpet; Organix Festival Orchestra; PhilipSarabura, conductor. St. Paul’s Bloor St., 227Bloor St. E. 416-769-3893. .50; free(18and under).• 7:00: Humberside Collegiate Institute.Annual Spring Concert: Music Nights 2012.Works by Stravinsky, Halley, Holst, Brahms,Queen, ABBA and others. Featuring band, orchestraland vocal ensembles of Humbersidemusic department. Lismer Hall, 280 QuebecAve. 416-393-8122 x20100. ; (sr/st).Also May 10.• 7:00: Living Arts Centre. Stomp! SeeMay 8.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Semele.Handel. Jane Archibald, soprano (Semele);William Burden, tenor (Jupiter); Allison Mc-Hardy, mezzo (Juno/Ino); Rinaldo Alessandrini,music director; Zhang Huan, stage director.Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –8;(under 30). Also May 11, 13, 16, 19, 22,24, 26. Start times vary.• 7:30: Dancap Productions. West Side Story.See May 8.Syrinx Sunday SalonsMade In CanadaPiano QuartetMahler: Piano Quartet in A minorJohn Burge: Piano QuartetBrahms: Piano Quartet in C- Op.60Sunday May 6, 2012 3pmHeliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton AveTickets Students info: 416-654-0877 www.syrinxconcerts.orgwww.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. MansellMay 9 May 16 May 23Christina Hutton Sarah Svendsen Christina HuttonMay 30 June 6Michael Bloss Daniel NormanOne of the most stunning Baroqueinstruments in the worldMay 1 – June 7, 33

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