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Volume 20 Issue 5 - February 2015

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Volume 20 Issue 5

Two Sketches on French

Two Sketches on French Canadian Airs; Cable: A Newfoundland Sketch; and other works. James Gardiner/Steve Woomert, trumpets; Audrey Good, French horn; Vanessa Fralick, trombone; Mark Tetreault, tuba. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 282-6636. $20; (sr/st). Tuesday February 24 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Five Mystical Songs. Vaughan Williams. Singers from the studio of Michael Donovan. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Rapture. Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle; Schoenberg: String Quartet No.2 in f-sharp. Barbara Hannigan, soprano; Liz Upchurch, piano; Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. Wednesday February 25 ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Don Giovanni. See Feb 11; Also Feb 28. ●●8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. See Section C: Music Theatre for details. A. Concerts in the GTA Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Thursday February 26 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Opera Spotlight. Preview. Argento: Postcard from Morocco. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Joy Lee, violin; Paul Jessen, piano and organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. Free. ●●2:00: Northern District Public Library. Orchardviewers. Concert. Performers TBA. Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393- 7610. Free. ●●7:00: Aga Khan Museum. Wen Zhao: Legends of Pipa Jam Session. Improv with local musicians. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. $20. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz Orchestra. Dave Liebman, saxophone; Gordon Foote, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $20; (st). ●●8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. See Section C: Music Theatre for details. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba: Amigas. Cuban dance music, including cha-cha-cha, mambo, rumba, conga and bolero. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. Also Feb 27. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Gryphon Trio. Haydn: Trio TBA; Works from the Young Composer Project at the Claude Watson Arts program at Earl Haig Secondary School; Wijeratne: Love Triangle; Schubert: Trio No.1 in B-flat, D. Darkness and Light: Contrasts in Brass Monday, February 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Eugène Bozza | Sonatine Sir Ernest MacMillan | Two Sketches on French Canadian Airs (arr. by J. Scott Irvine) Michael Tilson Thomas | Street Song Jan Bach | Laudes Howard Cable | A Newfoundland Sketch Performers James Gardiner, trumpet; Steve Woomert, trumpet Audrey Good, French horn; Vanessa Fralick, trombone Mark Tetreault, tuba Five Small Concerts Series / | Single tickets $20 / Trinity-St. Paul’ s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. Box Office 416-282-6636 www.associates-tso.org Music TORONTO GRYPHON TRIO February 26 at 8 pm 898. Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Roman Borys, cello; James Parker, piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -; (st); Age 18 to 35, pay your age. ●●8:00: Musideum. Party Music 8. Latin Jazz. Jambanda: Kurt Lund, saxophone; Paco Luviano, bass; Joaquin Nuñez, drums; Bill McBirnie, flute; Don Naduriak, piano. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416- 599-7323. $20. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. The Whisper Opera. Tony Arnold, soprano; International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE); David Lang, composer. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-408-0208. .50. Only 52 people at a time. Post-performance chat. Also Feb 27(7:00 and 10:00pm), 28(mat & eve), Mar 1(mat). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Christian Gerhaher, Baritone and Gerold Huber, Piano. Schubert: Winterreise (Winter Journey). sine nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music Ad mortem festinamus Reflections on mortality Friday, February 27, at 8 pm Saint Thomas's Church 383 Huron Street Tickets $20 / 416-978-8849 uofttix.com Information 416-638-9445 sinenominetoronto@gmail.com Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber THURS., FEB. 26, 2015 8PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Friday February 27 ●●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. Also Feb 6, 13, 20. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●7:00: Arts and Events Programming at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Madawaska Quartet Concert. Arts and Administration Building, University of Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough. 416-208- 2931. Free (RSVP required). ●●7:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. See Section C: Music Theatre for details. ●●7:00: Soundstreams. The Whisper Opera. See Feb 26; Also 10:00pm; Feb 28(mat & eve); Mar 1(mat). ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: Dynamic Duos. Ablett and Cooper; Mark Yan and Barry Mulcahy. Sanderson Hall, St. Paul’s United Church, 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Boito: Mefistofele. George Ossipov, bass-baritone (Mefistofele); Ryan Harper, tenor (Faust); Olga Tylman, soprano (Marguerite/Helen of Troy); Anush Pasishnik, mezzo (Martha/Pantalis); Robert Rawlins, tenor (Wagner/Nereus); Music Moves Kids children’s chorus; William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455- 2365. $20. ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Un Ballo in Maschera. See Feb 13; Also Mar 1(mat). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Europe In Tune. Works by Liszt, Schumann and Debussy. Olivier Chauzu, piano. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/under 25). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Magic and Loss: A Tribute to Lou Reed. Sarah Slean, John Southworth, Margo Timmins, and Kevin Hearn, voices; Andrew Burashko, piano; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. . Also Feb 28. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba: Amigas. See Feb 26. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Cahoots Theatre. 36 | February 1 - March 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

John & Waleed. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-961-9594. ; $20(adv); $20(members). 7:30: Doors open. Also Feb 28. ●●8:00: Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music. Ad mortem festinamus: Reflections on mortality. A diverse program of secular and sacred works, featuring a broad range of attitudes and approaches to mortality. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church, 383 Huron St. 416-978-8849. $20; (sr/st/unwaged). ●●8:00: Soulpepper Concert Series. American Pie - A Songbook Investigation. An musical nvestigation of the references in Don McLean’s folk-rock anthem, from Buddy Holly to Dylan to Joplin to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. -. Also Mar 1, 8 (start times vary). ●●10:00: Soundstreams. The Whisper Opera. See Feb 26; Also Feb 28(mat & eve); Mar 1(mat). Saturday February 28 ●●1:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. See Section C: Music Theatre for details. ●●2:00: Soundstreams. The Whisper Opera. See Feb 26; Also 7:00pm; Mar 1(mat). ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. In Concert. Works by Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Doloff, McKennitt, and others. Training Choirs; Cantare, Boys’ Choir; and others; Elise Bradley; Carole Anderson; Judith Bean, Matthew Otto; and Michel Ross, conductors. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-932-8666x23. –$20. ●●7:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. A Celtic Celebration. Annual fundraising concert and silent auction. Laura Smith, singer/ songwriter; Paddy on a Cellphone Celtic Quartet; Lydia Adams, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416- 446-0188. ; (sr/st). ●●7:00: Soundstreams. The Whisper Opera. See Feb 26; Also Mar 1(mat). ●●7:30: Scarborough Bluffs United Church. Rising Stars Concert. Six young musicians from The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists (RCM). 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-267- 8265. . Proceeds to Scarborough Bluffs Music, a community music school for kids in Grade 1 to 8. ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. Musician’s Choice. A selection of ensemble members’ favourite repertoire. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 416- 301-5187. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Las Mañanitas: A Baroque High Mass in New Spain. A recreation of the Matins and Mass of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Puebla Cathedral, Mexico, on Dec 12, 1650. Padilla: Missa Ego Flos Campi; Deus In Adjutorium; Victoria: Ave Maria; Litaniae De Beata Virgine; Guerrero: Sancta Et Immaculata; and other works. Guests: Benjamin Stein, guitar and theorbo; Philip Fournier, organ; Peter Mahon, conductor. St. Patrick’s Church, 141 McCaul St. 416-286-9798. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Don Giovanni. See Feb 11. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Magic and Loss: A Tribute to Lou Reed. See Feb 27. Chinese New Year Music of China and Hungary featuring China Court Trio led by Wen Zhao, pipa Andras Weber, cello Saturday Feb. 28, 8pm canadiansinfonietta.com ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Chinese New Year: Music of China and Hungary. Traditional and Western Works for pipa, guzheng, Chinese flutes and drums. Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello and Strings; Farkas: Concertino for Cello and Strings. China Court Trio (led by Wen Zhao, pipa); Andras Weber, cello. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 1-866- 943-8849. ; (sr); $20(st). ●●8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. See Section C: Music Theatre for details. ●●8:00: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Soirée. Rachmaninoff: Prelude in E flat, Op.23 No.6; Romberg: I Bring A Love Song; You Will Remember Vienna (from Viennese Nights, arr. G. Murray); Sieczynski: Vienna, City Of My Dreams (arr. G. Murray); and other works. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 631-4300. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Brahms. Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2; Brahms: Symphony No.1. Ruben Kosemyan, violin; Kristian Alexander, conductor; Alexa Petrenko, host. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Cahoots Theatre. John & Waleed. See Feb 27. ●●8:00: Musideum. Male Voice Studio Student Showcase: Laurance Tan. World. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416- 599-7323. $20. ●●8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. The Power of Beethoven: Beethoven Piano Concerto Marathon. Sheng Cai, piano; Marco Parisotto, conductor. Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-721-3399 x2. -. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Vusi Mahlasela and Hugh Masekela: 20 Years of Freedom. Freedom songs honouring 20 years of democracy in South Africa and the official end of apartheid. Hugh Masekala, trumpet, vocals, and composer; Vusi Mahlasela, singer/songwriter. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. -. ● ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Masters Meet Rising Stars. Grieg: Holberg Suite; Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (arr. Arman); Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate; Sarasate: Gypsy Airs Zigeunerweisen (arr. Arman); Hovhaness: Piano Concerto “Lousadzak” (Canadian premiere); Mozart: Divertimento thewholenote.com February 1 - March 7, 2015 | 37

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