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Volume 20 Issue 5 - February 2015

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Volume 20 Issue 5

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 41. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 43. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 45. E. 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 49. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the five sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from March 1 to April 7, 2015. All listings must be received by 6pm Sunday Feb 8. LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to listings@thewholenote.com or by fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed version of this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Toronto Island. Sunday February 1 ●●1:30: Seicho-No-Ie Centre. 6 Cellists, 6 Concerts, 6 Bach Suites. Bach: Suite for unaccompanied cello, No.2 in d (BWV1008). Rachel Mercer, cello. Seicho-No-Ie Toronto, 662 Victoria Park Ave. 416-690-8686. $20. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Don Giovanni. Mozart. Jane Archibald, soprano (Donna Anna); Jennifer Holloway, mezzo (Donna Elvira); Michael Schade, tenor (Don Ottavio); Russell Braun, baritone (Don Giovanni); Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone (Leporello); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Michael Hofstetter, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -4; (under 30). Also Jan 24, 27, 30, Feb 3, 6, 12, 14, 18, 21(start times vary). ●●2:00: Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation Concert Series. Jessica Stuart Few Trio. Indie, folk, jazz. Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd. 416-686-6809. . ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony. From Vienna with Love. Brahms: Concerto for violin; Beethoven: Symphony No.1; Johann Strauss: Voices of Spring. Emmanuel Vulkovich, violin; Roberto De Clara, conductor. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. ; (sr); (st). Also Jan 31(eve). ●●2:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music/Campbell House Museum. Footsteps in Campbell House: Opera Student Composer Collective. Museum tour. Libretto by Michael Patrick Albano. Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St. W. 416-597-0227 x2. $20. Also Jan 30, 31(eve and mat). ●●2:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado. Laura Schatz/Brian Farrow, directors. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415. ; $20(sr/st). Also Jan 30, 31, Feb 5-8. ●●2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Street Scene. Weill. Monica Whicher, soprano; Jennifer Taverner, soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; VOICEBOX Chorus; Robert Cooper, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. -. Reception following. ●●3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Bohemian Contrasts. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in b Op.115; Schulhoff: String Sextet; piano works by Liszt and Janáček. Guests: New Orford String Quartet; Teng Li, viola. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●3:00: Grace Church on-the-Hill. Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Choirs and Soloists of Grace Church on-the-Hill and Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488- 7884. Free will offering. ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Celebrating Women in Classical Music. Brott: Songs of Contemplation; Purcell: Bess of Bedlam; The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation; Berlioz: La Mort d’Ophélie; Schubert: Shepherd on the Rock; and other works. Melanie Conly, soprano; Emily Rho, piano; Peter Stoll, clarinet. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. ; $20(st). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ music for Candlemas. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for Candlemas. Anthems by Eccard, Warlock and Howells. Schola Ecclesiam; Clem Carelse, conductor. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Post-concert chat with conductor; refreshments. ●●4:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival. New works by Sophie Dupuis and Shelley Marwood. Sistema Toronto. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Monday February 2 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Ecouter Ensemble (Festival Concert #1). Chamber music by Anthony Green, Cristina Spinei, Daniel Nass, Luci Holland, John Winiars and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. 6:00: Pre-concert chat. Tuesday February 3 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Poèmes pour Mi. Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi; Theme and Variations for violin and piano. Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio: Aviva Fortunata, soprano; Karine Boucher, soprano; Kerry DuWors, violin; Liz Upchurch, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Don Giovanni. See Feb 1; Also Feb 6, 12, 14, 18, 21(start times vary). ●●8:00: Musideum. Fire in Winter. Singer/ songwriter meditation. Sandra Taylor and Lana Sugarman. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20; (st/artist). Wednesday February 4 ●●10:00am: Royal Conservatory. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition Finals. Solo performers of the Glenn Gould School compete for the opportunity to perform a concerto with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra during the 2015/16 season. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noontime Recitals. Simon Walker, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Die Walküre. Wagner. Christine Goerke, soprano (Brünnhilde); Heidi Melton, soprano (Sieglinde); Clifton Forbis, tenor (Siegmund); Johan Reuter, baritone (Wotan); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 28 | February 1 - March 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -4; (under 30). Also Jan 31, Feb 7, 10, 13, 19, 22(start times vary). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Festival Concert #2. Chamber Music by visiting composers from China performed by U of T artists. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart@259: Mozart and Chopin. Schubert: Impromptu; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14, K.449; Chopin: Grande Polonaise; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. Peter Oundjian, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; Pavel Kolesnikov, piano. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 593-4828. -5. 6:45: Pre-concert performance featuring pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Orion Weiss. Also Feb 5. Thursday February 5 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Chopin: Poetic Jest. Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in b Op.20; Scherzo No.2 in b-flat Op.31; Sherkin: Flummeries. Adam Sherkin, piano. Bluma Appel Lobby, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Opera Transcriptions for Piano. Works by Granados and Wagner- Liszt. Pavel Kolesnikov, piano; Orion Weiss, piano; Emanuel Ax, host. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: The Cecilia String Quartet (Festival Concert #3). Works by Hu Xiao-ou & Kris Magnuson (winner of the U of T String Quartet Student Composition); work by Wendy Lee (performed by U of T students). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Timothy Wisnicki, piano. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Spotlight Series. Mozart: The Complete Sonatas(selections). Jacques Israelievitch, violin, and Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:00: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. In concert: Classics and Jazz. John Edward Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346- 3910. . Incl. coffee and snack. Also Jan 8. ●●2:00: Northern District Public Library. Orchardviewers. Amara Quartet. Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado. See Feb 1; Also Feb 6-8. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Festival Concert #4. New chamber music by Chinese composers performed by U of T student performers, including a work by Canadian-Chinese composer Chan Ka Nin. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●8:00: Musideum. Mark Martyre. Singer/songwriter. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart@259: Mozart and Chopin. Schubert: Impromptu; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14, K.449; Chopin: Grande Polonaise; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. Peter Oundjian, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; Pavel Kolesnikov, piano. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 593-4828. -5. 6:45: Pre-concert performance featuring pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Orion Weiss. Also Feb 4. Friday February 6 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631- 4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Don Giovanni. See Feb 1; Also Feb 12, 14, 18, 21(start times vary). ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado. See Feb 1; Also Feb 7, 8. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What Makes It Great?® Beethoven Piano Concerto 4. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4. Rob Kapilow, conductor and host; Emanuel Ax, piano. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 593-4828. -. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius: Finlandia; Debussy: Nocturnes; Stravinsky: Petrouchka. David Briskin, conductor; Women’s Chamber Choir with Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; $20(sr); (st). ●●8:00: Musideum. Natasha Nouveau and Andrew Long. Singer/songwriters. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599- 7323. $20. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. World Music: Pavlo. Mediterranean sound integrating exotic instruments. Pavlo, Chinese erhu, Portuguese guitarra, Arabic flute, Indian sitar and Greek bouzouki,. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Splendours of the Emperor’s Chapel. A concert of music from the Viennese court and chapel of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I. Works by Schmelzer, Biber, Bertali and Leopold I for cornettos, sackbuts, strings, keyboards, and voice. Toronto Consort; guest director: Lucas Harris, theorbo. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. Also February 7. ●●8:00: York University Department of Music. Improv Soirée. An evening of improvisation in a participatory “open mic” set-up, hosted by the improv studios of Casey Soko. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Performers and observers welcome. ●●9:00: Music Gallery. Departures Series: Peter Evans, Brian Ruryk and Germaine Liu. Peter Evans, trumpet; Brian Ruryk, guitar; Germaine Liu, percussion. Ratio, 283 College St, 416-204-1080. /(adv/member). Saturday February 7 ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Piano Extravaganza: Pianorama. Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals. Peter Oundjian, conductor; Emanuel Ax, Pavel Kolesnikov, Patricia Krueger, piano; Richard Chao Gao, Amadeusz Kazubowski-Houston, Coco Ma, Artun Miskciyan, Marko Pejanovic, Anastasia Rizikov, Anna Vertypolokh, Victoria Wong, Annie Zhou, Harmony Zhu, Winner of the Toronto International Piano Competition 2014, piano; David Briggs, organ. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -. Also at 4pm. ●●2:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado. See Feb 1; Also Feb 8. ●●3:00: Vic Chorus. Winter Concert. Masses and folk songs from around the world. Two Asian Folk Songs (arr. S.H. Lim); Rasa Sayang (Love Song); Burung Kalak Tua (The Cockatoo); Nine Hundred Miles (arr. P. Silvey); A. Ramirez: Missa Criola. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-585-4521. Free. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Piano Extravaganza: Pianorama. Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -. See 2pm. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Die Walküre. See Feb 4; Also Feb 10, 13, 19, 22(start times vary). ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory. Discovery Series: Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Featuring young artists from the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Cosí fan tutte. Mozart. Jami-Lynn Gubbe, soprano (Fiordiligi); Melissa Pelou, mezzo (Dorabella); Andrea Nunez, soprano (Despina); Jan Nadal, tenor (Ferrando); Janaka Welihinda, baritone (Guglielmo); Lawrence Shirkie, bass-baritone (Don Alfonso); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. $20. ●●7:30: Opus8. The Evening Watch: Choral works from Byrd to Britten. Works by Byrd, Weelkes, Tomkins, Gibbons, Elgar, Britten and others. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church, 383 Huron St. 416-821-7286. By donation. Half of proceeds to St Thomas’s Friday Food Ministry. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Featuring winner of the 13/14 TSYO Concerto Competition. Prokofiev: Suite from Lieutenant Kijé; Sibelius: Violin Concerto (mvt.1); Schumann: Symphony No.4. Teresa Wang, violin; Shalom Bard, conductor. Centre for the Arts, St. Michael’s College School, 1515 Bathurst St. 416-593-4828. -. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Trent Severn. Opening: Shawna Caspi. St. Nicholas Anglican thewholenote.com February 1 - March 7, 2015 | 29

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