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Volume 18 Issue 5 - February 2013

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  • February
  • Toronto
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9:30pm Open Mic w/ Donovan LeNabat &Jamie Bird. Every Sat 10pm-1:30am KendallPartington. Feb 8 9:30pm Ori Dagan.Tranzac292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137tranzac.org (full schedule)3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC.Every Mon 7pm This is Awesome; 10pmOpen Mic. Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things.Every Sat 3pm Jamzac. Feb 2 7pm NickFraser CD Release. Feb 3 5pm Monk’sMusic; 10:30pm The Woodchoppers. Feb 510pm Peripheral Vision w/ the Tara DavidsonGroup. Feb 6 10pm Jeff LaRochelle’s OriginsEnsemble. Feb 7 10pm Herrington w/ LeahHunter Band & Chris Warren. Feb 10 10pmLina Allemano Four. Feb 12 7:30 Aurochs;10pm Hobson’s Choice. Feb 14 10:30pmLittle Sun w/ Jaron Freeman-Fox and theOpposite of Everything. Feb 15 10pm JayAymar Cd Release. Feb 17 5pm Monk’sMusic. Feb 19 10pm Ken McDonald Quartet.Feb 22 10pm Ryan Driver Quartet. Feb 2410:30pm Steve Ward Presents. Feb 26 10pmNick Fraser Presents. Feb 28 10pm LowellWhitty.Victory Café, The581 Markham St. 416-516-5787Every Wed 9:30pm-12am Hot Jazz StringQuartet: Drew Jurecka (violin); Jesse Barksdale(guitar); Chris Bezant (guitar); Chris Banks(bass). Every Sun 9pm Open Mic.Windsor Arms Hotel, The18 St. Thomas St. 416-971-6666Every Sun 11am-2pm Jazz Brunch. ;(12 and under). Includes brunch.Zemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-3123zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and Jam w/ All Nighters& Irene Torres. Every Thu 8pm BrownmanAkoustic Trio .Zipperz72 Carlton St. 416-921-0066Every Mon 10pm-12am & Every Fri 7-9pmRoxxie Terraine w/ Adam Weinmann. No Cover/PWYC.Jeanne Lamon | Music DirectorIvars Taurins | Director, Chamber ChoirBaroqueSummer InstituteTafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute SponsorJune 3-16, 2013At the Faculty of MusicUniversity of TorontoA 14-day residency ininstrumental and vocalperiod performance.GALAS & FUNDRAISERS• Feb 05 6:00: Soundstreams. AnnualFundraising Gala. Dinner, silent auction and aperformance featuring the theme of musicalvariations. First Canadian Place, 100 King St.W. 68th floor. 416-504-1282. 0 or 00for table of 8. christinan@soundstreams.ca• Feb 08 9:00: Motionball/Air Miles. WinterWonderland Gala. In support of the SpecialFor advanced students,pre-professional, andprofessional musicians.Application Deadline:March 21, 2013tafelmusik.org/tbsiD. The ETCeterasMusic director of the Canadian Opera Company and conductor ofTristan und Isolde, Johannes Debus, pictured above, will discuss themusicological aspects of the opera on February 11. Priority will begiven to Toronto Wagner Society members. Reservations are requiredfor non-members. See Lectures & Symposia.Olympics Canada Foundation. Muzik, 15Saskatchewan Rd. 416-927-9050 x4303.0; 0(VIP). Ticket available online atwww.motionball.com• Feb 09 11:30am: La Jeunesse YouthOrchestra. Soup & Symphony Fundraiser.Rehearsal, soup and silent auction. CalvaryPentecostal Church, 401 Croft St., Port Hope.1-866-460-5956. .• Feb 21 7:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto.Fundraising Gala: Celebrating the Music ofOscar Peterson. Featuring the Dave Young Trio;also silent auction, reception and wine bar. 416-654-0877. .• Feb 23 5:00: Grand River Chorus. GrandFête du Vin. Guided wine tastings, live andsilent auctions, buffet dinner and live jazz. BestWestern Inn, 19 Holiday Dr. Brantford. 519-753-6758. . info@grandriverchorus.com• Feb 23 7:30-9:30: Mariposa in theSchools/Echo Women’s Choir. Songs andStories to Lift Your Spirit and Warm Your Heart.Third annual benefit, with live performances byvarious artists including singer-songwriter ChrisRawlings and dub poet Michael St. George; alsodoor prizes, silent auction and refreshments.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-462-9400. ; 0(reserved seating). info@mariposaintheschools.caCOMPETITIONS• Deadline to Apply: Feb 04 OrchestraToronto. The 2013 Marta Hidy Prize for PianoConcerto Competition. For Canadian virtuososaged 23 and younger. Online applications dueFeb 4; by Feb 25 candidates must upload anaudition video of themselves playing a ChopinÉtude (Op.10 or 25), a Prelude and Fugue fromBach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and a piece of his/her choice. More details: orchestratoronto1@gmail.com. Online application atwww.orchestratoronto.ca• Deadline to Apply: Feb 18 North York MusicFestival. Piano, strings, voice, guitar, windsand brass instruments. For amateur musiciansof all ages and skill levels. 416-788-8553.Register at www.northyorkmusicfestival.comLECTURES & SYMPOSIA• Feb 01 9:00am–5:45pm: Universityof Toronto Faculty of Music/JackmanHumanities Institute. Wagner and AdaptationSymposium. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.• Feb 02 9:00am–12pm: Canadian OperaCompany/University of Toronto Facultyof Music/Jackman Humanities Institute.The Opera Exchange: Wagner and AdaptationSymposium. Performance and panel discussionabout Tristan und Isolte. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.• Feb 10 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. TheGreat 19th Century Opera Composer, GiacomoMeyerbeer. Lecture by Stephen R. Clarke. Rm.330, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park,416-924-3940. .• Feb 10 2:00: London Opera Guild. Meetingand Lecture. Howard Dyck lectures on Tristanund Isolde. Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St.,London. 519-673-5189. $TBA.• Feb 11 8:00: Toronto Wagner Society.Conducting the Music of Tristan und Isolde.Discussion by Johannes Debus. Arts andLetters Club, 14 Elm St. . Reservationsrequired: torontowagner@yahoo.com• Feb 14 7:00: North York Public Library.Duke & Monk: Beyond Category: The Musicof Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.Pianist Mboya Nicholson demonstrates howstride and ragtime influenced the styles of jazzgreats Ellington and Monk. 5120 Yonge St.416-395-5639. Free, limited seating.• Feb 19 8:00: Toronto Wagner Society.Tristan und Isolde: Singers Roundtable.Featuring singers from the COC production.Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. .Reservations required: torontowagner@yahoo.com• Feb 21 7:00: North York Public Library.Always Modern: The Music of New Orleans.Recital and demonstration by pianist MboyaNicholson of New Orleans pianists and composers.5120 Yonge St. 416-395-5639. Free,limited seating.MASTERCLASSES• Feb 04 11:00am: University of TorontoFaculty of Music. Master Class with the BerlinPhilharmonic Wind Quartet. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. Auditors welcome.416-408-0208. Free.• Feb 05 11:30am: York UniversityDepartment of Music. Vocal Masterclass onmelodies and oratorio with Rosemarie Landry,soprano. Featuring students from the studiosof Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, NormaBurrowes, Michael Donovan, Janet Obermeyerand Karen Rymal. Observers welcome. TributeCommunities Recital Hall, Rm.112, AccoladeEast Bldg., 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. Free.• Feb 10 and Feb 24 2:00–5:00: SingingStudio of Deborah Staiman. Masterclass.Musical theatre/audition preparation usual textualanalysis and other interpretative tools forthe sung monologue. Yonge & Eglinton area, callbohuang.CA48 thewholenote.com February 1 – March 7, 2013

for exact location. 416-483-9532.www.singingstudio.caWORKSHOPS• Feb 02 10:30am to 1:00: TorontoMendelssohn Choir. TMC SingsationSaturday. Reading for singers. Britten: St.Nicolas Cantata. Mark Vuorinen, conductor.Cameron Hall, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church,1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422. includesrefreshments. www.tmchoir.org• Feb 03 1:30–4:00: Toronto Early MusicPlayers Organization. Instrumental Workshop.Elin Söderström, coach. Bring your recorders,early instruments and music stand; scores availableat the door. Armour Heights CommunityCentre, 2140 Avenue Rd. 416-245-3413. .• Feb 15 Early Bird Registration Deadline: SoulVoice. 2-Day Workshop with Master SoundHealer Karina Schelde. Workshop takes placeMarch 16 and 17, 9:30am-6:00pm in Toronto.647-938-3994. Early bird price: 0 beforeFeb 15. sounddreaming@gmail.comawakeningyourvoice.com/soulvoicetoronto• Feb 15 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop.For recorders and other early instruments. ColinSavage, coach. Church of the Transfiguration,111 Manor Rd. E. 416-480-1853. ;(members). Refreshments included.• Feb 17 2:00: CAMMAC. Reading for Singersand Instrumentalists. Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass.David Weaver, conductor. Christ Church DeerPark, 1570 Yonge St. 416-551-5183. ;(members).• Feb 22 and 23: Southern Ontario Chapterof the Hymn Society. Psalms Galore: aWorkshop Introducing Psalms for all Seasons.Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park. 416-342-6034. www.sochs.org• Feb 23 12:00 – 3:00: Royal CanadianCollege of Organists. Organ Skills Workshop.Location in Markham, to be announced. 416-929-6400. Free. To register:gdmansell@sympatico.ca• Feb 23 2:00: CAMMAC. Band Workshop.Led by Fran Harvey. Toronto Public Library,Northern District, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-551-5183. ; (members).• Mar 02 3:00–5:00: Leaside United Church.Technology and Worship. Led by ChristinaBogucki, covering visual presentations, buildinga tech team, copyright, hardware and software.822 Millwood Rd. 416-425-1253. .• Mar 02 3:00–5:00: Leaside United Church.New Church Music Workshop. Led by RonKlusmeier, as part of the Tour of a Lifetime.822 Millwood Rd. 416-425-1253. Free, registrationrequired.• Mar 03 1:30–4:00: Toronto Early MusicPlayers Organization. Instrumental Workshop.Joëlle Morton, coach. Bring your recorders,early instruments and music stand; scores availableat the door. Armour Heights CommunityCentre, 2140 Avenue Rd. 416-245-3413. .SCREENINGS• Feb 08 7:00: Tafelmusik BaroqueOrchestra. Screening of Amadeus (director’scut) for Tafelscene Members. Must be 35 orunder to attend. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427Bloor St. W. 416-964-9562 x227. .• Feb 10 8:00: Robert Bruce Presents.1927 Silent Film “IT” with Live Piano Score.Composer/pianist performs an original live scoreset to the classic film. Trinity-St. Paul’s UnitedChurch, 427 Bloor St. W. 905-777-9196. .• Feb 16 7:30: Gallery Players of NiagaraArtists Company. Movie Night. Music set toF. W. Murnau’s Sunrise (1927). Douglas Miller,flute; Eric Mahar, guitar; Penner MacKay, percussion.Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St. PaulSt., St. Catharines. 905-468-1525. –.• Feb 24 2:00: Living Arts Centre. OperaFilm Series: Verdi’s La Traviata. High definitionscreening of opera captured at the OperaFestival in St. Margarethen, Austria. 137 minutes.Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre,4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. .OPEN HOUSES• Mar 03 2:00 – 5:30: No Strings Theatre.Open House and Triple Threat Workshop.Putting together dance, acting and singing.First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St. ClairAve. W. 416-588-5845. Free. www.nostringstheatre.comSINGALONGS• Feb 12 7:00–8:00: Canada Sings/Chantons Canada! Toronto-Riverdale.Neighbourhood Singalong. Canadian folk songs,rock, Broadway, ballads. Mark Bell, songleader;National AcademyOrchestra of CanadaBoris Brott O.C. Artistic Director2013 Brott Music Festival | Hamilton, Ontario CANADA2013 SEASON: CALL FOR AUDITIONSStrings | Woodwinds | Brass | Percussion | ConductorsSpring & Summer: May 6–August 18, 2013 15 WeeksAn extraordinary opportunity for emerging young Canadianprofessional musicians to work alongside establishedprofessionals, aged 18–30, from Canada’s finest orchestras.Masterclasses | Seminars | Chamber Music | Mock AuditionsInternational Soloists | Guest Conductors | ConcertmastersMentorsLive audition application deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013for auditions in Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa,Waterloo, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver(please see website for dates)Recorded Auditions due March 22, 2013CD or DVD only (DVD preferred)details at nationalacademyorchestra.comorchestramanager@brottmusic.com905.525.7664 | 1.888.475.937Canada’s only professional training orchestraChoral Conductor SearchExultate Chamber Singers, an auditioned, 24-voice choir in Toronto, is now seeking anexperienced conductor/artistic directorfor the 2013/14 season.Application guidelines are available by emailingexultate@exultate.net or visitingwww.exultate.netclick on Conductor Search under the Contact tabApplications due: February 28, 2013exultate@exultate.net | www.exultate.netFebruary 1 – March 7, 2013 thewholenote.com 49

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