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Volume 19 Issue 8 - May 2014

  • Text
  • Choir
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
  • Arts
  • Concerts
  • Theatre
  • Musical
  • Choral
  • Singers
  • Festival
Includes the 2014 Canary Pages directory of choirs.

Ragazzi. Helen Gardiner

Ragazzi. Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse,79 St. George St. 416-537-4191. –. Also4:00; May 18.● 1:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years: Bedtime.Katarsis; Educación y Teatro S.L. TarragonTheatre Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave.416-537-4191. –. Also 4:00; May 18.● 2:00: Heavyweights Brass Band/HannafordYouth Band. Brass Kicks @$$. Church ofthe Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-804-1548.; (sr); (st).● 2:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. AvenueQ. See May 1.● 2:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years:H2O. Helios Theatre. Artscape WychwoodBarns, Wychwood Theatre, Studio No.176,601 Christie St. 416-537-4191. –. Also4:00; May 18.● 2:00: World Fiddle Fest/Harbourfront.World Fiddle Day Toronto. Celebration ofworld folk music played on string instruments.Ontario Square, Harbourfront Centre,235 Queens Quay W. 647-217-4620. Free. Allplayers welcome.● 4:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years: Bedtime.Katarsis; See 1:00; Also May 18.● 4:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years: H2O.See 2:00; Also May 18.● 4:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years: OldMan and the River. See 11:00am; Also May 18.● 4:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years: TheBoat and the Moon. See 11:00am; Also May 18.● 6:00: Jazz Bistro. Young Artist Series.Felix Wong, piano. 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. No Cover. For Jazz Bistro listings at aglance, visit section C.● 6:30: Small World Music. Kala Ramnathwith Vandana Vishwas. Sringeri Vidya BharatiFoundation Auditorium, 80 Brydon Drive,Etobicoke. 416-536-5439. /(adv). vegetarian meal available.● 7:30: Toronto Chinese Orchestra. ExquisiteFlavours. Dream of Red Chamber Suite;The Ancient Capital; Harvest Festival; MoonlitA. Concerts in the GTALake in Autumn; Spring in Eulanbi. TorontoChinese Orchestra; Taiwan’s Little Giant ChineseChamber Orchestra. George WestonRecital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts,5040 Yonge St. 416-250-3708. -. Preconcerttalk at 6:45pm.● 8:00: Acoustic Harvest. In Concert. Musicfeaturing soul, R&B, roots and world rhythms.Karen Savoca, voice; Pete Heitzman, guitar.St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 KingstonRd. 416-264-2235. /(adv); (sr/st).● 8:00: I FURIOSI. Please Sir, I Want SomeMore. Orphans & Orphanages: A MusicalHistory. Guests: Marco Cera, oboe and guitar;Lucas Harris, lutes and theorbos. WindermereUnited Church, 356 WindermereAve. 416-910-8740. ; (sr/st/underemployed).● 8:00: New Music Concerts. An IntimateEvening with Wei-wei Lan. Traditional,folkloric and contemporary music for solopipa. Xiaoyong Chen: new work for pipa andflute. Wei-wei Lan, pipa; Robert Aitken, flute.Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-961-9594.0(0 for two). Charitable receipt; foodand complimentary beverages; Doors open at7:30, Festivities commence at 8:00.● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Shostakovich’sFifth Symphony. Sibelius: FinlandiaOp.26 No.7; Glass: Concerto for violin andorchestra No.1; Shostakovich: Symphony No.5in d Op.47. Arpad Josephson, violin; KristianAlexander, conductor. Flato Markham Theatre,171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. –. 7:15: Pre-concert talk;Intermission talk; post-concert champagne.● 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. AvenueQ. See May 1.● 8:00: Sony Centre For the PerformingArts. Tessanne Chin. Reggae fusion. SonyCentre For The Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E.1-855-872-7669. -.● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.MasterWorks: Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony.See May 15(mat).● 9:00: Jazz Bistro. P.J. Perry Quartet.251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. .Sunday May 18● 11:00am: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years:H2O. See May 17.● 11:00am: Theatre Direct Canada. Wee-Festival of Theatre and Culture for EarlyYears: The Boat and the Moon. See May 17;Also 4:00.● 12:30: Jazz Bistro. Sunday Brunch withB2. Bill Maclean, vocals; Brian Stevens, piano.251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . For JazzBistro listings at a glance, visit section C.● 1:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years: Bedtime.Katarsis; See May 17; Also 4:00.● 1:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years: H2O.See May 17.● 1:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years: OldMan and the River. See May 17; Also 4:00.● 1:00: Vital Theatre Company. Pinkalicious.See May 4; Also May 25.● 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. RobertoDevereux. See May 3; Also 21(start timesvary).● 3:00: Gallery 345. Ton Beau String Quartet.Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op.13;Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht. Caitlin Boyle,viola; Rachel Desoer, cello. 345 Sorauren Ave.416-822-9781. ; (st).● 3:00: Shevchenko Musical Ensemble.Celebration of the Bicentenary of Taras H.Shevchenko. Ukrainian, Canadian and othersongs, music and dance; paintings by Shevchenko.Shevchenko Choir, Toronto MandolinOrchestra, Desna Ukrainian Dance Companyand Kobzar Wandering Minstrel, bandura;Alexander Veprinsky, conductor. St.Michael’s College School, 1515 Bathurst St.416-533-2725. ; (st).● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Weekly Organ Recital: Andrew Ager. St.James Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x224. Free.● 4:00: Dim Sum Ensemble. Exquisite FlavoursII. Chamber works for Chinese instruments.Taiwan’s Little Giant Chinese ChamberOrchestra. Agincourt Community Church,3080 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough. 647-478-4608. .● 4:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years: Bedtime.Katarsis; See May 17.● 4:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years: OldMan and the River. See May 17.● 4:00: Theatre Direct Canada. WeeFestivalof Theatre and Culture for Early Years: TheBoat and the Moon. See May 17.● 7:00: Jazz Bistro. Sunday Cabaret with LeTrio Parisien. Juliet Dunn, vocals; Peter Sheaand Robi Botos, drums/piano; Duncan Hopkins,bass; Gerry Dulligal, accordion/sax.251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . For JazzBistro listings at a glance, visit section C.● 7:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto.Rhythm & Jews: Toronto’s Real KlezmerSupergroup. Jewish Music Week OpeningEvent. Toronto’s Real Klezmer Supergroup;guest vocals by David Wall, TheresaTova, Simon Spiro and Fern Lindzon. TheRex Hotel, 194 Queen St. W. 416-638-4492./(adv). For Rex listings at a glance,visit Section C.● 8:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre/CIUT.Lulaworld: Malika Tirolien plus Kobo Town.Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv); free(before 10:00). Afterpartywith Yasgur’s Farm. For Lula Loungelistings at a glance, visit section C.Monday May 19● 12:00 noon: Jewish Music Week inToronto. Vocals for Victoria Marathon. Afternoon-longconcert celebrating Jewish music.Klezkonnection, Arba B’shir, The Yvels, LachanJewish Chamber Choir, Satin Dolls and Resa’sPieces Concert Band. Nathan Phillips Square,100 Queen St. W. 416-638-4492. Free.● 12:15: Music Mondays. Goldberg Variations.Bach’s complete work arranged forstring trio. Herbert Trio: Aaron Schwebel,violin; Keith Hamm, viola; Britton Reilly, cello.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. Free, suggested donation.● 7:30: Jewish Music Week in Toronto.Aaron Bensoussan and Friends. Judeo-Moroccan classics and original pieces combiningAshkenazic and Sephardic elementswith Middle Eastern rhythms, jazz, Flamencoand pop grooves. Aaron Bensoussan, vocals.Pride of Israel Synagogue, 59 Lissom Cres.I FURIOSI Baroque EnsemblePlease, Sir, I Want Some MoreSaturday, May 17th, 8pmOrphans and orphanages have a long, rich musical history.From the girls of the Pieta, through Oliver Twist and Harry Potter,I FURIOSI reaches out to those in need of musical parenting.With guests Marco Cera, oboe and guitar;Lucas Harris, lutes and theorbosWindermere United Church, 356 Windermere AvePrice: regular, senior/student/underemployedifuriosi.com56 | May 1, 2014 – June 7, 2014 thewholenote.com

416-226-0111 x0. /(adv); (under17); (premium); 0(family).Tuesday May 20● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: Les Adieux. Graduating artistsof the Canadian Opera Company EnsembleStudio. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.● 12:00 noon: Jewish Music Week inToronto. Music of Milton Barnes. Vocal recitalcelebrating the music of Jewish Canadiancomposer Milton Barnes and his explorationof Ladino music. Renee Bouthot, soprano; theLirit Singers; Kristine Anderson, mezzo; JesseMorrison, viola; Lona Davis, piano; guests:Micah and Daniel Barnes. Heliconian Hall,35 Hazelton Ave. 416-638-4492. Free.● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Weekly Organ Recital: Andrew Ager. St.James Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x224. Free.● 2:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto.Montcrest Swing Band. Well-known tunesmade famous by Jewish Big Band leaders andsongwriters. Works of Benny Goodman, ArtieShaw, Richard Rodgers and others. PaintboxBistro, 555 Dundas St. E. 416-638-4492.Free. For Paintbox Bistro listings at a glance,visit section C.● 6:00: Jazz Bistro. Young Artist Series.Felix Wong, piano. 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. No Cover.● 8:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto.Vanunu Ethno Jazz Ensemble. Jewish nigunimcombined with ethnic Middle-Easternand jazz styles. Eli Vanunu, saxophone; DorHeled, piano; Igor Kogan, double bass; UriSeelig, drums. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St.W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). For LulaLounge listings at a glance, visit section C.● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pops:Classic Broadway - Lerner & Loewe. Selectionsfrom Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, Gigi,Brigadoon and My Fair Lady. Amy Wallis,soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; JonathanEstabrooks, baritone; Toronto MendelssohnChoir; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -5. Also May 21(mat & eve).Wednesday May 21● 12:00 noon: Jewish Music Week inToronto. Clinton St. Klezmer Band. JessicaDeutsch, John Williams, Sam McKellan andGraham Campbell. Princess Margaret CancerCentre Atrium, 610 University Ave. 416-638-4492. Free.● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noonday organ recitals. Thomas Fitches,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.● 2:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto.Music of Salamone Rossi: HaKol Ha’Ivri. Acappella vocal music by the 16th centuryJewish composer Salamone Rossi. JessicaStrong, Christina Stelmacovich, Robert Kinarand James Baldwin, vocals. Baycrest Terrace,55 Ameer Ave. 416-638-4492. Free.● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pops:Classic Broadway - Lerner & Loewe. SeeMay 20 (eve); Also 8:00.● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. RobertoDevereux. See May 3.● 7:30: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. TheKids From Brooklyn. Songs and stories offour Jewish singer/songwriters: Neil Sadaka,Carole King, Neil Diamond and Barry Manilow.Simon Spiro, vocals. George WestonRecital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts,5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-278. -5.● 7:30: Toronto Choristers. Spring Concert.Ralph Peters, conductor. Sir John A. MacDonaldCollegiate Institute, 2300 Pharmacy Ave.,Scarborough. 416-331-8097. .WED MAY 21 LULA LOUNGEWITHLULAWORLD 2014● 8:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld:Symphronica–Taiko Edition. Jazzfusion. Guest: Nagata Shachu Taiko Ensemble;Ron Davis, piano. Lula Lounge, 1585 DundasSt. W. 416-588-0307. ; (st). For LulaLounge listings at a glance, visit section C.● 8:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. And StillWe Sing ... iN.Dett.ed. Celebrating 15 yearsof connecting through Afro-Centric music.Dett: Listen to the Lambs, Done Paid My Vow,O Holy Lord, Dust and Ashes, Don’t Be WearyTraveler, Go Not Far From Me and otherworks; also works by Sydney Guillaume, GregJasperse, Mary Lou Williams and AdolphusHailstork. Guest: Clipper Erickson, piano;Brainerd Blyden Taylor, conductor. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-340-0550.; (sr); (st).● 8:00: New Music Concerts. 21C Music Festival:New Beijing. Jia Guoping: New Work forpipa, flute, clarinet, harp, viola and contrabass(world premiere); Shi Fuhong: Mountainsand Seas (world premiere); ChenNEW BEIJINGwith pipa soloist Weiwei LanWednesday May 21 @ 8Mazzoleni Hall | 416.408.0208www.NewMusicConcerts.comthewholenote.com May 1, 2014 – June 7, 2014 | 57© André LeducXiaoyong: New Work for pipa and flute (worldpremiere); Louie: Imaginary Opera (Torontopremiere). Weiwei Lan, pipa. Mazzoleni ConcertHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.. 7:15: Pre-concert talk. Festival runsMay 21-25.● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Pops: Classic Broadway - Lerner & Loewe.See May 20.Thursday May 22● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: “Chaliapin: A Portrait in Recordings”.Stephen R. Clarke, lecturer. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.416-363-8231. Free.● 12:00 noon: Jewish Music Week inToronto. Ventanas. Bulgarian dance tunes,Greek, Turkish and Sephardic love song andFlamenco dances. Bernard Betel Centre,1003 Steeles Ave W., North York. 416-638-4492. Free.● 12:10: Nine Sparrows/Christ ChurchDeer Park. Lunchtime Chamber Music. JialiangZhu, piano. Christ Church Deer Park,1570 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donationswelcome.● 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met.David Simon, organ. Metropolitan UnitedChurch, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26.Free.● 2:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto.Abi Gezunt! Concert drawing on parallelsbetween Yiddish Music and the synagogue.Cantor David Rosen, Stella Walker and guestWaylen Miki. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 SpadinaAve. 416-638-4492. Free.● 6:00: Jazz Bistro. Young Artist Series.Sandor Schwisberg, piano. 251 Victoria St.416-363-5299. No Cover. For Jazz Bistro listingsat a glance, visit section C.● 7:00: Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church.Topi Lehtipuu, tenor. Works by Schumann,Mozart, Vivaldi, Sibelius, Gershwin andothers. Christophe Larrieu, piano. AgricolaLutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. 416-730-8350. ; 0(preferred seating withtax receipt). Reception to follow.● 7:30: Canadian Friends of Israel GuideDog Centre For The Blind. 5th AnnualEvening of Miracles: José Feliciano. TygerMacNeal, drums; Bob Conti, percussion; GregSmith, piano; Tyler McHugh, keyboards; AlPayson, bass. George Weston Recital Hall,

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