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Volume 18 Issue 8 - May 2013

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Includes the 2013 Canary Pages choral directory.


SINFONIA TORONTONURHAN ARMAN Music DirectorToronto’s Chamber OrchestraGala Concert Oct 26 2013 Toronto Centre for the ArtsLARA ST JOHN ViolinistSuperstar Lara St. John stars in a brilliantprogram that dances from Bach to thecatchy tunes of Nino RotaNov 8 2013 Glenn Gould StudioSHIRAN WANG PianistFRANCESCO LA VECCHIA ConductorA dazzling piano sensation and a Europeanmaestro make their Canadian debutDec 7 2013 Glenn Gould StudioJULIAN MILKIS ClarinetistDEZSO SALASOVICS ViolinistFrom the jazzy rhythms of legendaryDick Hyman to French bonbonsJan 24 2014 Glenn Gould StudioANGELA PARK PianistCONRAD CHOW ViolinistMuch Mozart, two Canadian composersand two outstanding soloistsMarch 1 2014 Toronto Centre for the ArtsMAURO BERTOLI PianistKAREN OUZOUNIAN CellistA “dazzling” pianist plays Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’concerto and a Toronto native returns to premierea glorious new masterpieceApril 11 2014 Glenn Gould StudioSEONJUNG CHOI ViolinistJOHANNES RIEGER ConductorA Toronto composer depicts the Canadian seasonsand a young virtuoso makes his Canadian debutMarch 1 2014 Toronto Centre for the ArtsALEXANDER GHINDIN PianistA meteoric Russian pianist starsin a mostly-Russian programSubscribe online and save9 adult / 9 senior (60+) / 9 studentPhone orders: add per 416-499-0403cartoons isn’t yourthing, but Bernsteinis, then you’re inluck! Because, onMay 28 (7:30) and29 (1:30 and 7:30),at Roy ThomsonHall, Bernstein’sdazzling score toWest Side Story willbe performed bythe TSO, while the2011 re-masteredversion of the film(with originalvocals and dialogueintact) is shown,in high definition,on the bigscreen. “WestSide Story: filmwith live orchestra,” was initiated and shepherded by The LeonardBernstein Office in New York City, to mark the 50th anniversary ofthe film which was originally released in October of 1961. You canread about the amazing journey of the West Side Story reconstructionproject — starting with the startling fact that the original scorematerials did not exist — at The piece, alone,is a loving tribute to the film, and offers a real appreciation for, and afascinating, in-depth account of, the complexities involved in bringinga project of this nature to fruition.Steven Reineke, recently appointed principal Pops conductor ofthe TSO (and music director of the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall),will conduct the TSO in what is sure to be a magical and memorableexperience. We’re invited to enjoy the two evening concerts with“drink in hand” and popcorn, both available for purchase.I have to say that as an unabashed fan of the film’s music, choreographyand Sondheim lyrics, the TSO’s bringing it even further to life isgoing to be very “cool.”(And if you’d like to hear the TSO play more Bernstein, you cancatch the orchestra at the George Weston Recital Hall on June 2,3:30pm, in a performance of his Overture to Candide, along withElgar’s Enigma Variations and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.Bramwell Tovey conducts and is at the piano.)Birthday tunes: And with that nod to Bugs and Bernstein accomplished,I close this column with two bicentennial birthdayacknowledgments: Wagner was born on May 22, 1813, and Verdi onCathedral BluffsSYMPHONY ORCHESTRA2013–2014 SEASONNorman ReintammArtistic Director/Principal ConductorJOIN US FOR A TERRIFIC SEASONOrchestral favourites, world music, dance and opera!Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with ARTHUR OZOLINSBeethoven . Brahms . Mozart . Tchaikovsky . Grieg . Ravel . More!✔ Save 30% or more on the price of all 5 concerts in the Subscription Series✔ Receive a FREE guest ticket with each subscription✔ Save an additional off each new subscriptionFor more information and to subscribe, visit the web siteThe Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agencyof the Government of | 416.879.556614 | May 1 – June 7, 2013

Christie GoodwinThe Royal PhilharmonicOrchestraaccompanies a scenefrom West SideStory, Royal AlbertHall, June 2012.October 10. Both the Oakville Symphonyand the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestrasmark the Verdi milestone with concertstitled, coincidentally, “Viva Verdi.” On May 11(8pm) and 12 (2pm) at the Oakville Centre forthe Performing Arts, the OSO offers selectedVerdi overtures, arias and duets, with guestsoprano Laurie Reviol. On May 24, the EPOreturns to the Martingrove Collegiate, at8pm, and performs the “Triumphal March”and “Ballet Music” from Aida, “Va Pensiero”from Nabucco and other selections. BaritoneJeffrey Carl and soprano Rachel Cleland joinconductor Sabatino Vacca, along with specialguest, tenor Richard Margison — anothercoup for the EPO! (Last month, it waspianist Arthur Ozolins performing theRachmaninoff Third.)For its free noonhour ChamberMusic Series in the Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, the Canadian Opera Companypresents “Happy Birthday, Wagner” on, you guessed it, the composer’sactual birthday, May 22. The intriguing program, featuring the cellistsof the COC Orchestra, includes arrangements of Wagner’s opera overturesfor four cellists, Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy for five cellos, and awork by 19th-century cellist, David Popper, who knew and admiredWagner, subsequently transcribing several of his piano solo works forcello. Hmmm. I wonder what either of them would have thought ofStalling’s and Franklyn’s way with Wagner.Th-Th-Th-Th ... That’s all folks!Sharna Searle trained as a musician and lawyer, practised alot more piano than law and is listings editor at The WholeNote.She can be contacted at May 1 – June 7, 2013 | 15

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