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Volume 17 Issue 9 - June 2012

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A. Concerts in the

A. Concerts in the GTAThe WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections for this issue:GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Torontoplus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions.A.B.BEYOND the GTA covers many areas of SouthernOntario outside Toronto and the GTA (zones 5, 6, 7 and 8on the map below). Starts on page 37.InC. Starts on page 39.D.the CLUBS (MOSTLY Jazz)is organized alphabetically by club.The EtCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions,screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses,workshops, singalongs and other music-related events(except performances) which may be of interest to our readers.Starts on page 44.SUMMER FESTIVALS is organized alphabetically byfestival name, including festivals in the GTA and beyond:S. Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. Starts on page 54.A general word of caution A phone number is provided withevery listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listingwithout one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artistsor venues may change after listings are published. Please checkbefore you go out to a concert.HOW to LIST Listings in The WholeNote in our four regular sectionsabove are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligiblepresenters. If you have an event, send us your information no laterthan the 15th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which yourlisting is eligible to appear.DOUBLE ISSUE ALERT! The next issue covers the period from July 1,2012, to September 7, 2012. All listings must be received by 6pmFriday June 15.LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to or byfax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. Wedo not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27for further information.listings zONE map Visit our website to see a detailed version ofthis map: 42 15Lake ErieCity of Toronto8Lake OntarioFriday June 01• 7:30: Dancap Productions. West SideStory. Bernstein and Sondheim; based on thebook 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 June 2(mat and eve) and 3(mat).• 7:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Gala Concert 5.Maxine Thévenot, organ. Holy Trinity AnglicanChurch, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-769-3893. .50;free(under 18).• 7:30: University Settlement Music andArts School. Faculty Favourites. Fundraisingconcert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197John St. 416-598-3444 x243. PWYC, suggested donation.• 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Sergeant Pepper’sLonely Hearts Club Band. The Beatles albumis reinvented through new arrangementsfrom pop, jazz and classical composers. StephenSitarski, violin; Rachel Mercer and AmyLiang, cello; Robert Carli, sax; Larry Larson,trumpet; and others; featuring John Southworth,Steven Page and Andy Maize, vocals.Enwave Theatre, 231 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. –. Also June 2.• 8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Great ArtistPiano Series: The Gryphon Trio. Works byBeethoven and Arensky. 22 Church St., Aurora.905-713-1818. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. ConcertsSpirituels: Richard Spotts – Tournemire.Organ music based on Gregorian chant reinterpretedin early 20th century tonal music by C.Tournemire. Richard Spotts, organ; SMM RitualChoir. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955.PWYC.• 8:00: Civic Light Opera. Dear World. Musicand lyrics by J. Herman; book by J. Lawrenceand R.E. Lee. Barbara Boddy (Countess Aurelia);David Haines (The Sewer Man); ElizabethRose Morriss (Nina); Daniel Cornthwaite (Julian);and others; Joe Cascone, stage director.Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr.416-755-1717. . Also June 2, 3, 6–9(matand eve); start times vary.• 8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall and RoyThomson Hall. Sophie Milman, jazz vocals.Guest: Robi Botos Trio. Massey Hall, 178 VictoriaSt. 416-872-4255. .50–.50.• 8:00: Ensemble Polaris. Game On! TraditionalCanadian and northern European songsand dance tunes linked with sport and gamesof skill and chance. Heliconian Hall, 35 HazeltonAve. 416-588-4301. ; (sr/st);(child).• 8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra.Latin Kaleidoscope. Debussy: Prélude a l’aprèsmidid’un faune; Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez;Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique. JeffreyMcFadden, guitar; Sabatino Vacca, conductor.Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy, 15Trehorne Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ;(sr); (st). 7:30: Pre-concert chat.• 8:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Classical Revolution.100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747.(reserved); ; (industry with ID/arts worker).• 8:00: High Park Choirs/Allegria. Faces ofLight. Shauna Rolston, cello; Jamie Drake, percussion;Zimfira Poloz, conductor. Glenn GouldStudio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255. ;(sr); (st).COMPOSERSPLAYNEW MUSIC CONCERTSFRIDAY JUNE 1st @ 8 pmGALLERY 345• 8:00: New Music Concerts. ComposersPlay. Music composed and performed by RobertAitken, flute; John Beckwith, Brian Current,Bruce Mather and Adam Sherkin, piano; ScottGood, trombone; Adam Scime, contrabass;Andrew Staniland, guitar. Gallery 345, 345Sorauren Ave. 416-961-9594. .• 8:00: Performing Arts York Region. YoungProfessionals Scholarship Program. Seventh annualyoung professional concert featuring thefinalist for the annual Founder’s Scholarshipaward. Thornhill Presbyterian Church, 271Centre St., Thornhill. 905-886-7905. ;(sr); (st).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Simon Shaheen,oud and violin. Arabic, jazz and western classicalstyles. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .50 and up.• 8:00: Theatre Sheridan. Rent. J. Larson.Performed by the graduating class of SheidanCollege’s music theatre performance program.Bob Foster, music director; Lezlie Wade,stage director. Panasonic Theatre, 651 YongeSt. 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. –; (sr rush day of). Also June 2(mat andeve) and 3.Saturday June 02• 2:00: Dancap Productions. West SideStory. Also 7:30. See June 1.• 2:00: Theatre Sheridan. Rent. Also 8:00.See June 1.• 2:30: Toronto Friends of Classical Music.Mezzo-Soprano Maria Soulis in Recital. Brahms:Zigeunerlieder; Debussy: Chanson de Bilitis;Grieg: Songs Op.48; Garcia Lorca: CancionesEspañolas Antiguas (selections). With Evelina,accompaniment. North York Central LibraryAuditorium, 2nd floor, 5120 Yonge St. 416-524-3531. .• 7:00: Civic Light Opera. Dear World. SeeJune 1.• 7:30: Bloordale United Church. The 4 MenSing Songs of Love, Hope & Inspiration. 4258Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-620-5377 or 905-270-8748. ; (7–18). Proceeds to theUnited church of Canada Mission & ServiceFund, and Bloordale United Church.• 7:30: Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir.Ride the Chariot. Featuring renaissance, contemporary,Celtic and gospel music. KellyGalbraith, conductor; Ellen Meyer, accompanist.St. John’s United Church, 2 Nobert Rd.,30 June 1 – July 7, 2012

Agincourt. 416-491-1224. . All proceedsto St. John’s United Church (world) musicprogram.• 7:30: Dancap Productions. West SideStory. See June 1.• 7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. ComedyTonight! Henry Renglich, music director;Monique Nadeau, accompanist. Humber ValleyUnited Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke.416-769-9271. .• 7:30: Ispiravoce Vocal Ensemble. Voyage!Music inspired by the tango, flamenco,sacred spaces, secular vices and Lord of theRings. Westminster United Church, 4094 TomkenRd.,Mississauga. 905-821-7492. ;(sr/st).• 7:30: Mississauga Children’s Choir. CityScapes. Music exploring sounds and sights ofmodern cities including new work by M. Coghlan.Royal Bank Theatre, Living Arts Centre,4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. .• 7:30: Vocal Horizons Chamber Choir.Swan Song: A Farewell Concert for Maestro VincentCheng. Hazel Hatimier, soprano; St. RoseSenior Choir; VHCC and Symphony Orchestra;Vincent Cheng, organ and conductor. St. Roseof Lima Church, 3216 Lawrence Ave. E. ;416-725-7973. (sr/st). Reception followingconcert.• 8:00: Acoustic Harvest. The Marigolds. St.Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd.416-264-2235. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Sergeant Pepper’sLonely Hearts Club Band. See June 1.• 8:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Michael Danso andCharles Cozens. 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved); ; (industry withID/arts worker).• 8:00: Jubilate Singers. A World in Canada.Music by Canadian composers with various culturalinfluences. Works by Glick, Raminsch,Robinovitch and others. Isabel Bernaus, conductor;Sherry Squires, accompanist. CalvinPresbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-485-1988. ; (sr); (st).• 8:00: NYCO Symphony Orchestra. CelloNights. Smetana: The Moldau; Tchaikovsky:Rococo Variations; Dvořák: Symphony No.8 inG Op.88. Sybil Herceg-Shanahan, cello; DavidBowser, conductor. Centre for the Arts, St.Michael’s College School, 1515 Bathurst St.416-628-9195. ; (sr); (st). 7:30:Pre-concert chat.• 8:00: Theatre Sheridan. Rent. See June 1.• 8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. To Love andTo Cherish. Music by Mozart, Rachmaninoff,Rutter, Tallis, Willan and others. Ron Ka MingCheung, conductor; John Stephenson, organ.Saint Thomas’s Church, 383 Huron St. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/st).Sunday June 03See SECTION S: SUMMER FESTIVALS for:Brott Music Festival; Music at Sharon• 1:30: Choralairs of North York. End of SeasonConcert. Broadway, pop and folk songs.Earl Bales Park Community Centre, 4169 BathurstSt. 416-636-8247 or 905-884-8370.Free.• 2:00: City of Toronto Sunday ConcertSeries. The Juan Tomas Show Band. Light jazz,flamenco, classical guitar and soft rock. ArabelCastillo vocals; Juan Tomas, guitar; guests:Jeanette Ricasio, Tisa Sparks, guitar. ScarboroughCivic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-485-2056. Free.• 2:00: Civic Light Opera. Dear World. SeeJune 1.• 2:00: Dancap Productions. West SideStory. See June 1.• 2:00: Theatre Sheridan. Rent. See June 1.• 3:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Gabrielle Prata and RobertLongo. 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747.(reserved); ; (industry with ID/arts worker).• 3:00: Toronto Jewish Folk Choir. 86th AnnualSpring Concert: Saluting Ben Shek. Barnes:Dos Naye Lid (The New Song), suite for choirand Klezmer band; Gebirtig: The Ballad of theTriangle Fire; and other songs in Yiddish, Hebrew,Ladino and Russian. Nick Gough and MartinHoutman, tenor; Herman Rombouts, bass;and other soloists; Daniel Barnes, drums;Shtetl Shpil (violin, cello, clarinet, trumpet);Alexander Veprinsky, conductor; Lina Zemelman,accompanist. Temple Sinai, 210 WilsonAve. 905-669-5906. ; (sr/st); free(12and under).• 3:00: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto.Spring Concert: Inspired by the muses. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. 427 Bloor St. W. 416-788-8482. ; (sr/st).• 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. Royal FestiveEvensong. 360 Windemere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Religious service.Followed by Strawberry Tea.• 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers:Lenny Solomon Trio. Tribute to StéphaneGrappelli. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free,donations welcome.• 5:00: St. Olave’s Church. The Queen’s DiamondJubilee Concert. Featuring music from thetime of Elizabeth I. With Musicians in Ordinary(John Edwards, lute and guitar; Hallie Fishel,soprano). 360 Windemere Ave. 416-769-5686.Contributions appreciated.• 7:30: Chinese Artists Society of Toronto(CAST). Chinese-Canadian Performing ArtsFestival Celebration Gala – Opening Concert.Works by W. Gui, L. Xiang Xiang, Chopin andothers. Yi-ping Chao, soprano; Chun-jie Wang,Chinese flute; Samantha Chang, flute; AndrewChan, harp; Langning Lui, piano; CAST PhilomusicaOrchestra, Erhei Liang and Alec Hou,conductors. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St.W. 416-872-4255 or 416-733-4644. .• 7:30: Penthelia Singers. 15th AnniversaryGala Celebration. All Canadian program featuringmusic composed and arranged for thewomen’s choir; also Heaven Bound Train (arr.Hatfield); Glick: Three Songs of Light; and Canadianfolk songs. Guest: Mary Legge, conductor;Dan Bickle, accompanist. 647-637-3888.–.• 7:30: Resa’s Pieces Strings. 2nd AnnualGala Concert. Works by Bach, Mozart,Corelli, Arlen and Peterson. Ric Giorgi, conductor.Brebeuf College, 211 Steeles Ave. E.345 Sorauren Avenue[Dundas/Roncesvalles]■ NMCComposers Play,Guelph JazzFestival,R. Andrew Lee,ArchitekPercussion,Brian Dickinson,Ted Quinlan,Dan Tepfer,Darren Copeland,Conrad Chow■ for monthlyperformances go■ 416.822.9781 forreservationsModern, Classical, Jazz,Folk, World, RentalsJune 1 – July 7, 31

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