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Volume 19 Issue 5 - February 2014

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  • Toronto
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Eisenman Trio . Feb 9

Eisenman Trio . Feb 9 12:30pm Young ArtistBrunch Series: Andrew McAnsh Duo. NoCover/PWYC. Feb 11 9pm Fern Lindzon Quartet/(st). Feb 13 9pm John AlcornQuintet. Feb 14 9pm Valentine’s Day w/ JohnAlcorn Quintet. 0(dinner & show, per couple).Feb 15 9pm John Alcorn Quintet .Feb 16 12:30pm Young Artist Brunch Series:Liam Mitro Duo. No Cover. Feb 18 7:30pmand 9pm Linda Ippolito: Frites with Salsa. Feb 20, 21, 22 9pm Vito Rezza: 5 After 4. Feb 23 12:30pm Megan Worthy Duo. NoCover/PWYC. Feb 25 8pm Jazz.FM91 presentsthe Johnny Mercer Songbook: SamBroverman & Amy McConnell. Feb 27, 28 9pmAdrean Farrugia Quintet feat. Phil Dwyer .Jazz Room, TheLocated in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N.,Waterloo. (full schedule)Attendees must be 19+, shows 8:30-11:30pmFeb 1 Shirantha Beddage Quartet .Feb 7 Roarshaq . Feb 8 Bob Shields Quartet. Feb 14 Mary Catherine Quartet. Feb 15 Darren Sigesmund Quintet .Feb 21 Ray Podhornik Sextet . Feb 22 RobiBotos Trio . Feb 28 Will Fisher CoastalQuartet .Joe Mama’s317 King St. W. 416-340-6469Live music every night; All shows: No Cover.Every Mon 7:30-11:30pm Soul Mondays.Every Tue 7-11pm Blue Angels.Every Wed 8pm-12am Blackburn. EveryThu 8:30pm-12:30am Blackburn. EveryFri 10pm-2am The Grind. Every Sat 10pm-2am Shugga. Every Sun 6-10pm Organic:Nathan Hiltz (guitar); Bernie Senensky(organ); Ryan Oliver (saxophone); MorganChilds (drums).KAMAC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Venue Rental• in the heart of Yorkville• historical heritage building• Steinway Grand Piano• recital and special events• lighting and sound systems• accomodates caterers• reasonable rates214 King St. W. 416-599-5262All shows: 5-8pm. No Cover, food/beverageminimum.Every Thu Thursday at Five: Canadian JazzQuartet: Gary Benson (guitar); Frank Wright(vibraphone); Duncan Hopkins (bass);Don Vickery (drums) and special guest:Feb 6 Steve McDade (trumpet/flugelhorn).Feb 13 John Johnson (saxes). Feb 20 AndyBallantyne (saxes). Feb 27 Bill McBirnie(flute).Lula Lounge1585 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)Feb 2 7pm Tommy Ambrose & Friends/(adv). Feb 7 8pm Roberto LinaresBrown Trio . Feb 9 7pm Josefina TorresL. CD Release /(adv). Feb 10 8pmEuphonia (suggested). Feb 19 8:30pmSymphronica. Feb 20 8pm Ernesto J. Espinoza:CD Release . Feb 27 8pm DonFrancks CD Release $TBA. Feb 28 8pm CrazyVoda .Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440manhattans.caAll shows: PWYCMAY Cafe876 Dundas St. W. 416-568-5510maytoronto.comAll shows at 9pmFeb 6 Atilla Fias Trio . Feb 14, 15 TBA.Feb 21 Huge and the Massives . Feb 229pm Amaya .Mezzetta Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687mezzettarestaurant.comSets at 9pm and 10:15pm. Jazz Series: Cover-.Monarchs Pub35 Hazelton Avenue, Heliconian Hall416-922-3618 rentals@heliconianclub.orgThe Somewhere There CreativeMusic Festival (see Lecturesbelow) offers a full schedule ofconcerts and lectures February 21to 23 reflecting the vitality anddiversity of the Toronto areaimprov scene. Pictured areKyle Brenders of the KyleBrenders Quartet, performingFebruary 21, and (inset) FamousWildlife Movies’ Mike Smith,something of a reset button on hisnow-expired Muskox project. Theensemble features Jeremy Strachan(who’s talking about ExperimentalMusic in Canada on February 21),Jay Hay, Pete Johnston, Ali Berkokand Smith.GALAS & FUNDRAISERS●●Feb 8, 7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir.Celtic Night with Wine Tasting. Fundraiserwith live Celtic music, party games, horsd’ouevres and a scotch tasting room. KitchenerCity Hall Rotunda, 200 King St., Kitchener.519-578-6885. / (with scotchtasting). For tickets:●●Feb 15, 7:00: Palais Royale/Glenn Chipkar.The Valentine’s Big Band Dance. Annual Valentine’sdinner dance featuring Glenn Chipkarand the Swing Shift Big Band, with guestvocalists Larisa Renee, Vivianna Castell,TrioBella and DJ Theresa and Ralph Yuan. PalaisRoyale, 1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 416-533-3553 x22 or 1-888-222-6608. /0 (VIP,with dinner). Doors open for VIP at 6:00, dinnerat 6:30.COMPETITIONS●●Deadline to Apply: Feb 3: OrchestraToronto. Concerto Competition: 2014 MartaHidy Prize for Brass. Applicants to submitaudition video of three pieces, including onemovement of a concerto, by Feb 24. Finalround will be held at the Toronto Centre forthe Arts on March 23. The winner will receiveD. The ETCeterasa 00 scholarship and perform withOrchestra Toronto. 416-467-7142. For●●Deadline to Apply: Mar 28: DomenicTroiano Guitar Awards. Three prizes of00 to be awarded to Canadian guitaristsin the categories of Jazz, Multi-genre (rock,blues, country, etc.) and Classical. Submit a 3to 4 minute video on Sonicbids. 416-367-0178.For details: Lamon | Music DirectorIvars Taurins | Director, Chamber ChoirBaroqueSummerInstituteLECTURES & SYMPOSIA●●Feb 3, 7:30: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Geiger-Torel Lecture: Sir ThomasAllen. Lecture by world-renowned baritone.Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg, 80 QueensPark. 416-408-0208. Free.●●Feb 21, 7:00: Somewhere There CreativeMusic Festival. The Age of Enthusiasm:The Roots of Toronto Musical Improvisation,1960s-1980s. Talk by author David Lee.Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. (includesadmission to all other events that evening).●●Feb 21, 7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. ComposingToday. Toronto’s emerging composersdiscuss their inspirations, personal definitionsof success and chamber music’s survivalin today’s pop-music obsessed culture.Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute SponsorMay 26–June 8, 2014At the Faculty of MusicUniversity of TorontoToronto, CanadaA 14-day residency ininstrumental and vocalperiod performance.For advanced students,and professionalmusicians.Application Deadline:March 14, | February 1, 2014 - March 7, 2014

Their music will also be performed by emergingToronto ensembles. Gardiner Museum,111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free; pwycreserved seating available.●●Feb 22, 7:00: Somewhere There CreativeMusic Festival. Experimental Musicin Canada: Cuts and Continuums. Talk byKasemets scholar Jeremy Strachan. Tranzac,292 Brunswick Ave. (includes admissionto all other events that evening).MASTERCLASSES●●Feb 4, 11:30am: York University Departmentof Music. Vocal Masterclass with NathaliePaulin, soprano. With young singers fromthe vocal studios at York University. Observerswelcome. Tribute Communities RecitalHall, Accolade East Bldg., York University,4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. Free.●●Feb 7, 11:30am: York University Departmentof Music. Vocal Masterclass with JohnGreer. With young singers from the vocal studiosat York University. Observers welcome.Tribute Communities Recital Hall, AccoladeEast Bldg., York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. Free.●●Feb 7, 2:00: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Riki Turofsky Masterclass in Voice:Coloratura Tracy Dahl. Geiger-Torel Room,Edward Johnson Bldg, 80 Queens Park. 416-408-0208. Free.●●Feb 24, TBA: Royal Conservatory. BassoonMasterclass with Ole Kristian. RoyalConservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2824x320. Free.●●Feb 28, TBA: Royal Conservatory. ViolinMasterclass with Jorja Fleezanis. RoyalTHIS IS YOURCLASSROOMConservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2824x320. Free.●●Feb 28, TBA: Royal Conservatory. OboeMasterclass with Mark McEwen. Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2824x320. Free.●●Mar 3, TBA: Royal Conservatory. PianoMasterclass with Stephen Hough. Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2824x320. Free.WORKSHOPS●●Feb 2, 1:30: Toronto Early Music PlayersOrganization. Early music workshop forwoodwinds and strings. Marie-Laurence Primeau,conductor. Bring your recorders, earlyinstruments and music stand; scores will beprovided. Armour Heights Community Centre,2140 Avenue Rd. 416-537-3733. .●●Feb 2, 3:30: Southern Ontario Chapterof the Hymn Society/Royal York UnitedChurch. Woven of Vibrant Strands: A HymnFestival of Emerging Song. Hilary SeraphDonaldson and Douglas Brownlee, conductors.Explore new horizons in congregationalsong. 851 Royal York Rd. 416-342-6034. Free.For details:●●Feb 16, 2;00: CAMMAC Toronto. Readingfor Singers and Instrumentalists. Brahms:Ein Deutsches Requiem. Ori Siegel, conductor.Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 YongeSt. 416-482-6562. ; (members).●●Feb 23, 2:30: Donna Greenberg and BalletEspressivo. Musicality for Dancers and Choreographers.Workshop designed to help dancersand choreographers work with greatermusical understanding, including metres andrhythms, the difference between musicalphrasing and dance phrasing and connectionbetween suitable dance movements and differentmusical elements. Ballet EspressivoDance School, Suite 228, 730 Yonge St. 647-294-0784. .●●Feb 28, 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’Society. Renaissance and BaroqueWorkshop. For recorders and other earlyinstruments. Vincent Lauzer, coach. MountPleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 MountPleasant Rd. 416-480-1853. ; (members).Refreshments included.●●Mar 1, 10:30am–1:00pm: Toronto MendelssohnChoir. Singsation Saturday ChoralWorkshop. Sing with the choir. Latin Americaninspired choral music. Ana AlvarezSandoval, guest conductor. Cameron Hall,Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 YongeSt. 416-598-0422 x221. . Refreshmentsincluded.●●Mar 2, 10:15am: Wychwood Clarinet Choir.Clarinet Festival/Workshop Day with FreeConcert. Guest clinicians: James Campbell,Steve Fox, Michele Jacot and StevePierre. Observe coachings and participatein workshops. 7:30: Free concert. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queens Park.647-668-8943. Free. Sponsored by the Universityof Toronto Faculty of Music and theToronto Arts Council. For details:●●Mar 2, 1:30: Toronto Early Music PlayersOrganization. Early music workshopfor woodwinds and strings. Vincent Lauzer,conductor. Bring your recorders, earlyinstruments and music stand; scores willbe provided. Armour Heights CommunityCentre, 2140 Avenue Rd. 416-537-3733. .The Rebanks Family Fellowshipand International PerformanceResidency ProgramOPEN REHEARSALS/SINGALONGS●●Feb 9, 7:00: Shelter Valley Shape-noteSingers. Monthly Singing. All voices welcome,no experience required. Music fromthe Sacred Harp tradition. Grafton CommunityCentre, 718 Station Rd., Grafton.905-349-2042. Freewill offering.●●Feb 11, 7:00: Canada Sings!/Chantons Canada!Toronto-Riverdale. Neighbourhood Singalong.Canadian folk songs, rock, BroadwayThe Program is a catalyst for launching successful professional careersof extraordinary Canadian emerging artists. Components include:• Private study with exceptional faculty and guest artists• Concert presentations• Career coaching• Marketing training and support• Audio and video recordings• International residencyThis innovative Program is made possible through the generous supportof the Rebanks Family and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.The Royal Conservatory’sGlenn Gould School is located at theTELUS Centre for Performance and Learning273 Bloor Street WestToronto, Ontario, CanadaApply online auditions by appointmentin April 2014Tel: 416.408.2824 x322Toll Free: February 1, 2014 - March 7, 2014 | 47

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