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Volume 20 Issue 5 - February 2015

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Volume 20 Issue 5

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA in F K138. Kimberly-Rose Pefhany, soprano; Lynn Sue-A-Quan, violin; Julia Mirzoev, violin; Kariné Poghosyan, piano; Nurhan Arman, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. New Creations Festival: Masterworks Series: A Mind of Winter. Dai Fujikura: Tocar y Luchar (Canadian premiere); George Benjamin: A Mind of Winter (Canadian premiere); Vivian Fung: Violin Concerto No.2 (World premiere); Dutilleux: Métaboles. Barbara Hannigan, soprano; Jonathan Crow, violin; George Benjamin, conductor; Peter Oundjian, conductor and host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -5. Pre-concert performance and post-concert party in lobby. ●●9:00: Soundstreams. ICE Chamber Concert. Work by Schroeder; and other works of contemporary chamber music. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-504-1282. -. Sunday March 1 ●●1:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. See Section C: Music Theatre for details. ●●2:00: Off Centre Music Salon. On Love and Other Difficulties. Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Emilia Boteva, mezzo; Charles Sy, tenor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-466-1870. ; (sr/st); (13–25); (child). ●●2:00: Soundstreams. The Whisper Opera. See Feb 26. ●●2:00: Toronto City Opera. Un Ballo in Maschera. See Feb 13. ●●3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. In Remembrance. Bartók: Rhapsody No.1 (for viola and piano); Golijov: Mariel (for cello and marimba); Kradjian: Elegy for Restive Souls; Komitas: Folk Song; Mansurian: Three Taghs; Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio (for clarinet, viola and piano). Kim Kashkashian, viola; Timothy Ying, violin; Beverly Johnston, percussion. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●3:00: Beach United Church. Orpheus Choir at the Beach. Rutter: Requiem; MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross (excerpts); and other works. Guest: Ted Moroney, organ. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. . ●●3:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. Songs of Our Sisters. Guests: O’Pears vocal trio. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416- 978-8849. ; $20(sr); (st). ●●3:00: Orpheus Choir. The Soul’s Journey. Rutter: Requiem; MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross (excerpts); and other works. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-420-9660. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Marc-André Hamelin, Piano. Field: Andante inédit in E-flat H64; Hamelin: Chaconne; Debussy: Images, Book II L.111 (Cloches à travers les feuilles; Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut; Poissons d’or); Yedidia: Sonata No.3 “Outcries”; Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21 in B-flat D960. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Women to Watch: Anastasia Rizikov, Piano. Burge: Studies From Poetry; Scarlatti: Sonatas in C and ; 38 | February 1 - March 7, 2015

Anastasia Rizikov piano Sunday March 1, 3pm Heliconian Hall 35 Hazelton Ave Haydn: Sonata Hob XVI in E-flat; Chopin: Preludes from Op.28; Grande Polonaise in A-flat Op.53; Tchaikovsky: Romance in f Op.5. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; $20(st). Cash or cheque only at the door. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ Music for Lent. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. Music from Two Great Rivals. Salieri: Mass No.1 in an evening with Paul Griffiths Special Fundraising Event Proceeds to benefit New Music Concerts Sun. March 1, Gallery 345 Doors Open 7 pm Reservations 416.961.9594 D; Mozart: Requiem. Sheila Dietrich; Danielle MacMillan; James McLennan; Michael Nyby; Talisker Players Orchestra; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-443-1490. ; (sr/st). Wheelchair accessible. ●●4:00: Toronto Singing Studio. Vivace Vox: An Irving Berlin Reunion. Linda Eyman, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-455-9238. $20; (sr/ st). ●●7:00: New Music Concerts. An Evening with Paul Griffiths. Discussion of collaboration with Elliott Carter on opera What Next? Paul Griffiths, critic, novelist and librettist. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-961-9594. 0/0(for 2). Door prizes and refreshments. Benefit for New Music Concerts; Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra charitable receipt for CRA allowable portion of ticket price. ●●7:00: Soulpepper Concert Series. American Pie - A Songbook Investigation. See Feb 27; Also Mar 8 (start times vary). ●●7:30: Mississauga Choral Society. How Mozart Sings. MCS Chorus. St. Hilary’s Anglican Church, 2055 Hurontario St, Mississauga. 905-278-7059. . ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Songs of Love. Themes of romance, religious devotion, and friendship from all times and places. Works by Brahms, Cabena, Fauré, Rutter, Tallis, Vaughan Williams and others. Jerzy Cichocki, music director. Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-761-7776. /(adv); /$20(sr/st). Monday, March 2, 2015 7:30 pm Ensembles from the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra the talented young solo artists and orchestral musicians of the future Marubatoo | John Wyre Brass Quintet No. 1 Op. 5, III. Allegro Moderato | Victor Ewald* Symphony for Brass and Timpani: Dona Nobis Pacem | Herbert Haufrecht String Quartet in C Minor, No. 1, Op. 51 | Brahms* Overture to The Marriage of Figaro arranged for 4 flutes | W.A. Mozart / Arr. Howard A. Cohen Notturnino for four Flutes, Op. 37 | Vincenzo de Michelis Kembang Suling | Gareth Farr* * Selected movements Five Small Concerts Series / | Single tickets $20 / Trinity-St. Paul’ s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. Box Office 416-282-6636 Monday March 2 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert. Featuring student soloists. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony. Five Small Concerts: Chamber Ensembles of TSYO. Works by Wyre, Haufrecht, J. Brahms, Farr and others. Chamber Ensembles of Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-282- 6636. $20; (sr/st). Tuesday March 3 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Modern Sketches. Works by Boccherini, Grieg, Kindle, Roux, Bogdanović and Assad. Quatuor Fandango. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Jeunesses Musicales Ontario/ Canadian Opera Company. Free Noon Hour Concerts. Fandango Guitar Quartet: Modern Sketches. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-536-8649. Free. ●●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. Wednesday March 4 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Forcier and Norman, choreographers. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. World Stage: Jake Shimabukuro, Ukelele. Jazz, blues, rock, bluegrass, classical and folk. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Oratory. Oratorium Saeculare for Lent:. Taverner: Sanctus, Benedictus; Agnus Dei from Missa Corona Spinea; Palestrina: Nunc Dimittis; Rota: Ave Regina for 8 voices; motets by Gesualdo, Tallis and Brunetti. Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, and Natalie Ziadé, soprano; Simon Honeyman, and Richard Whittall, alto; and others; Philip Fournier, conductor. The Oratory, Holy Family Church, 1372 King St. W. 416-532-2879. Free. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. February 1 - March 7, 2015 | 39

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