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Volume 17 Issue 8 - May 2012

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• 7:30: Toronto Welsh

• 7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir.Spring Gala Concert. Guest: Venise Kousaie,vocals. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 YongeSt. 416-410-2254 or 877-410-2254. . AlsoMay 5 at St. George Antiochian Chuch.• 8:00: Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie.From the House of Mirth. Music by Sharmanand libretto by Poch-Goldin. Scott Belluz,countertenor; Graham Thomson, tenor; AlexDobson, bass-baritone; Geoffrey Sirret, baritone;Victoria Bertram, Laurence Lemieux,Claudia Moore and Christianne Ullmark, dancers;five-piece chamber orchestra (piano, harmonium,harp, violin, cello); John Hess, musicdirector and piano; James Kudelka, stage directorand choreographer. The Citadel, 304 ParliamentSt. 416-364-8011. ; PWYC(May 10,mat); 0(May 10, eve, gala). Also May 10,11, 12, 13; start times vary.• 8:00: Gallery 345/Mike Downes/TorontoDowntown Jazz Special Projects. In theCurrent: Mike Downes Big Band. Original music.Kelly Jefferson, Colleen Allen and ShiranthaBeddage, saxes and woodwinds; Jon Challoner,trumpet; James MacDonald, French horn; JayBurr, tuba; Mike Downes, bass and compositions.345 Sorauren Ave. 46-822-9781. ;(sr); (st).A. Concerts in the Gta• 8:00: Musideum. Mike Evin & Friends: DoYou Feel the World? Original material and songsfrom Harmer’s “You Were Here.” Guest: MichaelHolt. 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Holst: The Planets. Gabrieli: Canzon per sonareNo.27; Corigliano: Clarinet Concerto;Holst: The Planets. Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet;women members of Amadeus Choir andElmer Iseler Singers; Peter Oundjian, conductor.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828 or 416-593-0688(Chinese). –5.Also May 10.Thursday May 10• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Chamber Music Series: French Salon Music forWinds. Gounod: Petite Symphonie; Schmitt:Lied et Scherzo; Françaix: Sept Dances. COCOrchestra Wind Section. Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusic. Mara Plotkin, clarinet; Christina Faye,piano. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 YongeSt. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome.• 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noonat Met. Simon Walker, organ. 56 Queen St. E.416-363-0331 x26. Free.• 2:00: Toronto Public Library NorthernDistrict. Orchardviewers: Classic Music Performance.Kerri McGonigle, cello and violin.40 Orchard View Blvd., Rm. 224. 416-393-7619. Free.• 3:00: Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie.From the House of Mirth. Also 8:00. See May 9.• 7:00: Aurora Performing Arts Group.Sweeney Todd. Sondheim. Sarah Kyle, director.Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres.,Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; (sr/st).Also May 11, 12(mat and eve).• 7:00: Humberside Collegiate Institute.Annual Spring Concert: Music Nights 2012.See May 9.• 7:00: Métis Fiddler Quartet Productions.North West Voyage Nord Ouest: CD ReleaseCelebration. Arrangements of Canadian aboriginalfiddle music from debut album. Métis FiddlerQuartet: Alyssa (viola), Conlin (guitar),Nicholas (violin) and Danton (cello) Delbaere-Sawchuk. Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre,235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-575-4535.Free. 6:00: Pre-concert reception.• 7:30: Alexander Singers and Players. Manof La Mancha. See May 4.• 7:30: Dancap Productions. West SideStory. See May 8.• 8:00: Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie.From the House of Mirth. Also 3:00. See May 9.• 8:00: Corktown Chamber Orchestra.Beethoven 7. Beethoven: Egmont Overture;Symphony No.7: Bach: Concerto in d for Oboeand Violin; Dvořák: “Song to the Moon” fromRusalka. Lynn James, soprano; Daniel Harrison,oboe; Carl Nanders, violin; Paul McCulloch,conductor. Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425King St. E. 416-367-0272. ; free(under 12).• 8:00: Pleiades Theatre/Red Boots Canada.Luba, Simply Luba. See May 7.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Holst:The Planets. See May 9.Friday May 11• 7:00: Aurora Performing Arts Group.Sweeney Todd. See May 10.• 7:30: Alexander Singers and Players. Manof La Mancha. See May 4.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Semele.See May 9.• 7:30: Dancap Productions. West SideStory. See May 8.Fridays @ 8 & the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra invite you toA “Mixed” RevueOpera & Musical Theatre SelectionsMay 11, 2012 @ 8:00pmfeaturingthe Greater Toronto Philharmonic OrchestraSarah John, conductorandthe Soloists of Lawrence Park Community ChurchKimberley Briggs, soprano Michèle Bogdanowicz, mezzo-sopranoGlyn Evans, tenor Alastair Smyth, baritoneincluding music of Mozart, Gershwin & BernsteinTickets: (general); (seniors/students)tickets@gtpo.caLawrence Park Community Church | 2180 Bayview Ave, Toronto | 416-489-1551• 7:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Gala Concert2. Nigel Potts, organ; Jeremy Filsell, piano.Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E.416-769-3893. .50; free(under 18).Oboe & PianoRecitalFridayMay 11, 7:30 p.m.Colleen Kennedy, oboeHeather Morrison, pianoSt. Thomas’sAnglican Church383 Huron St• 7:30: Thunder Bay Oboe and Piano Duo.From darkness … comes light. Music by Bach,Schumann, Haas, Glick and Saint-Saëns. ColleenKennedy, oboe; Heather Morrison, piano.St.Thomas’s Anglican Church, 383 Huron St.416-475-6789. or PWYC. Concert in supportof Parish Garden and community foodprogram.• 8:00: Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie.From the House of Mirth. See May 9.• 8:00: Etobicoke Community ConcertBand. Motown Madness. Works by Tina Turner,Ray Charles, the Beatles, the Mamas andthe Papas and others. Guests Virgil Scott,voice; Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance. EtobicokeCommunity Concert Band, John EdwardLiddle, conductor. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium,86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; (sr); (st); free(under 12).• 8:00: Gallery 345. The Annex String Quartet:Black Angels. Black Angels (Images I): Thirteenimages from dark land. 345 Sorauren Ave.416-822-9781. ; (sr); (st).• 8:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Cathy Elliot. 100A OssingtonAve. 416-915-6747. (reserved);; (industry with ID/arts worker).• 8:00: Lawrence Park Community Church/Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra.Fridays@8: A Mixed Revue. Selections fromMozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Barber of Seville,Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Bernstein’sWest Side Story and Candide, Lerner andLowe’s My Fair Lady and Rodgers and Hammerstein’sSouth Pacific. Kimberley Briggs,soprano; Michèle Bogdanowicz, mezzo; GlynEvans, tenor; Alastair Smyth, baritone; SarahJohn, conductor. Lawrence Park CommunityChurch, 2180 Bayview Ave. 647-238-0015 or416-489-1551. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Musideum. Laurance Tan, tenor. WithMichael Berkorsky, piano. Guest: Ray Hanson,baritone. 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .• 8:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. One World,Many Voices. Gregg Lawless, singer-songwriter;Jeff MacLean, conductor; Cheryl Duvall, accompanist.Oakville Centre for the PerformingArts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021.; (sr/st).34 May 1 – June 7, 2012

• 8:00: Pleiades Theatre/Red Boots Canada.Luba, Simply Luba. See May 7.• 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Beethoven! Teehan:Lament for Lost Hope (world premiere);Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 (chamber version);Dvořák: Quintet Op.77 (orchestral version).Anya Alexeyev, piano; Nurhan Arman,conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St.W. 416-872-4255. ; (sr); (st).• 8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. The Conventof Pleasure. Monteverdi: I balodella ingrate;Cavendish: excerpts from The Conventof Pleasure; Rossi: Noi siam tre donzellete.Dawn Bailey, Michele DeBoer and Virginia Hatfield,soprano; Benjamin Covey, baritone; LesJardins Choréographiques. Hart House Theatre,7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849. ;(sr); (under 30). 7:15: Pre-show chat.Also May 12.Saturday May 12• 1:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TheHockey Sweater. A. Richardson: The HockeySweater (world premiere). Roch Carrier,narrator; Ken Dryden, host. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828 or416-593-0688(Chinese). –. Also at3:30.• 2:00: Aurora Performing Arts Group.Sweeney Todd. See May 10.• 2:00: Dancap Productions. West SideStory. Also 7:30. See May 8.• 3:00: Tempus Choral Society. Blue Skies.Classical, Broadway, jazz and spirituals. BrianL. Turnbull, music director; Jane Wamsley, accompanist.Clearview Christian ReformedChurch, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville.905-842-1673. . Proceeds benefittingFood for Life.• 3:30: Sony Centre for the PerformingArts. National Chinese Acrobats. Works by Verdi,Mozart, J. Strauss, Massenet, Stravinskyand others. Hunan Acrobatic Troupe; Kitchener-WaterlooSymphony, Evan Mitchell, conductor.1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. –.Also at 8:00.• 3:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TheHockey Sweater. See 1:30.• 4:00: Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie.From the House of Mirth. Also 8:00. See May 9.• 4:30: Canadian Opera Company. DoubleBill: A Florentine Tragedy/Gianni Schicchi. SeeMay 2.• 7:00: Aurora Performing Arts Group.Sweeney Todd. See May 10.• 7:00: Celebrity Symphony Orchestra. Festivalof Tenors. Popular and classical repertoireincluding arias by Verdi and Puccini. GrażynaBrodzińska, soprano; Andrzej Lampert, AndrzejStec, Michael Cifuo and Christopher Dallo,tenor; Milton Choristers; Andrew Rozbicki, conductor.Christian Performing Arts Centre, 1536The Queensway. 1-800-965-9324. –.• 7:30: Alexander Singers and Players. Manof La Mancha. See May 4.• 7:30: Ambiance Singers. In Concert.Standards, Broadway, gospel and pop. DannyMcErlain, conductor; guest: Don Thompson,vibraphone. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre,4141 Living Arts Dr. 905-360-6000.–. Proceeds to be donated to InterimPlace.• 7:30: Bach Children’s Chorus/Bach ChamberYouth Choir. It Takes a Village. LindaBeaupré, conductor; Eleanor Daley, piano.George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centrefor the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 855-985-2787./.The BACH CHILDREN’S CHORUSand the BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIRThe Linda BACH Beaupré, CHILDREN’S Conductor Eleanor CHORUS Daley, Pianistand the BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIRTHLinda 25 Beaupré, ConductorANNIVERSARYSEASONEleanor Daley, PianistIt takesIt takesa villagea villageSaturday, May 12, 2012 at 7:30pmSaturday,Toronto Centre for the ArtsGeorge Weston Recital HallMay 5040 Yonge 12, Street (north 2012 of Sheppard at Ave.)7:30pmToronto Centre for the Arts5040 Yonge Street (north of Sheppard Ave.)Company in Residence at the Toronto Centre for the Artsbachorus.orgTickets: and atthe Toronto Centre box office orTicketMaster at 1-855-985-2787bachorus.orgPhoto by Flickr user Sherri Lynn Wood. Used under Creative Commons licence.A CHORALCONCERTTickets: and at the Toronto Centre box officeor TicketMaster at 416.870.8000Graphic Design by David Kopulos www.davidkopulos.comPhoto by Flickr user Sherri Lynn Wood. Used under Creative Commons licence.Company in Residence atthe Toronto Centre for the ArtsBURLINGTON WELSH MALE CHORUS10 th ANNUAL CONCERTBurlington Performance Arts CentreFeaturingBaritoneJASON HOWARDRenowned International operaticperformer known locally for his roleas Emile De Becque in the Torontopresentation of South Pacific.SopranoMARION SAMUEL STEVENSMuch in demand as a soloist in thegreater Toronto area7:30 p.m. May 12, 2012Tickets: Can be purchased atBPAC Box Office440 Locust StreetBy phone – 905-681-6000or at www.burlingtonpac.caMay 1 – June 7, 35

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