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Volume 20 Issue 5 - February 2015

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Volume 20 Issue 5

New Creations Festival:

New Creations Festival: Masterworks Series: let me tell you. Harman: Lieder und Arien (World premiere); Benjamin: Duet for Piano and Orchestra (Canadian premiere); Abrahamsen: let me tell you (North American premiere). Barbara Hannigan, soprano; Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, piano; 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. Thursday March 5 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Duo Concertante. Schubert: Rondeau brilliant, D.895; Fantasia, D.934; Chan Ka Nin: new work. Nancy Dahn, violin; Timothy Steeves, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:15: Organix Concerts. Gordon Mansell, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-769-3893 or 1-877-769-5224. Freewill offering in support of the MET organ restoration project. ●●1:00: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. Classics and Jazz. John Edward Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346- 3910. . Includes coffee and snack. Also Feb 5. ●●7:30: Opera York. The Magic Flute. Mozart. Gary Relyea, bass (Sarastro); Nicole Dubinsky, soprano (Queen of the Night); Riccardo Iannello, tenor (Tamino); Geoffrey Butler, artistic director; Renee Salewski, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing A. Concerts in the GTA Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 787-8811. -; (st). Also Mar 7. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Jazz Orchestra with the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (st). Friday March 6 ●●7:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. See Section C: Music Theatre for details. ●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. Warrior Songs. Togni: Warrior Songs (premiere); texts from Buddhism, Malcolm X and the Roman Catholic Liturgy. Jerry Granelli, percussion; Lydia Adams, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Heliconian Club. The Music in Our Lives. Readings from Ann Elizabeth Carson’s book We All Become Stories; jazz works and dance performances. Ann Elizabeth Carson, author; Peggy Mahon, vocals; Danny McErlain, piano; Noriko Yamamoto, dancer and mime artist. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. ; $20(sr/st). Post-concert reception. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/TorQ. TorQ: Sextet. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-961-9594. $20; (sr/st); (members/arts worker). 7:30: Doors open. Moshe Hammer, violin Angela Park, piano Friday, March 6 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. 2015 Great Artist Music Series: Moshe Hammer, Violin. Works by Brahms, Franck & Sarasate. Moshe Hammer, violin w. Angela Park, piano. Brevik Hall, Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Show One Productions. Vadim Repin. Bartók: Violin Rhapsody No.1; Debussy: Violin Sonata; Ravel: Tzigane; Stravinsky: Divertimento; Tchaikovsky: Meditation; Scherzo. Vadim Repin, violin; Svetlana Smolina, piano. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. ●●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 Sokol. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Performers and observers welcome. Saturday March 7 ●●1:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. See Section C: Music Theatre for details. ●●2:00: Paskke String Quartet. In Concert. Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op.13, Brahms: clarinet quintet; and other works. Guest: Paul Weston. Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. ; (sr/st); free(under 6). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Jon Batiste and Stay Human: A Family Concert. A jambalaya of funk, rhythm, the blues, and spirituals. Jon Batiste, jazz piano and his quartet. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Also 8:00. ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Malvern Dance Band and Jazz Choir: Up Jumped Spring. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: Jubilate Singers. Rythmn Fusions. Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass; Luboff: African Mass; Jansson/Eriksson: To The Mothers In Brazil: Salve Regina. Isabel Bernaus, conductor; Sherry Squires, piano. St. Simon-the- Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-485-1988. ; $20(sr); (st). ●●7:30: Mississauga Choral Society. Mozart for Mississauga. MCS Chorus. First United Church (Port Credit), 151 Lakeshore Rd W., Mississauga. 905-278-7059. $20; (under 18). 40 | February 1 - March 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

A. Concerts in the GTA B. Concerts Beyond the GTA ●●7:30: Opera York. The Magic Flute. See Mar 5. WRITTEN ON SKIN SAT, MAR 7 AT 7:30pm Barbara Hannigan, soprano TSO.CA ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. New Creations Festival: Casual Series: Written on Skin. Opera-in-concert in English with surtitles. Benjamin: Written on Skin. Barbara Hannigan, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Isaiah Bell, tenor; Christopher Purves, baritone; George Benjamin, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -5. Preconcert performance in lobby; post-concert chat on stage. ●●7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. Spring Concert. Vivaldi: Spring; Brandenburg: Concerto No.5; Bach: Double Violin Concerto; Cantata No.214; Hovhaness: Prayer for St Gregory. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Cambridge, Dundas, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, Lindsay, London, Midland, Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines, Waterloo Sunday February 1 ●●2:30: Georgian Music. Hugo Wolf String Quartet. Schubert: “Death and the Maiden”; and works by Mozart. Grace United Church, 350 Grove St. E., Barrie. 705-726-1181. . Four concert series: ; (st). ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony. Dvořák & Brahms. Beethoven: Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus; Brady: Symphony No.4; Dvořák: Romance; Brahms: Symphony No.2. Gisèle Dalbec, violin; Evan Mitchell, conductor. The Isabel, 390 King Street W., Kingston. 613- 530-2050. $20-(adult), $20-(senior), -(student), (child). ●●3:00: Port Hope Friends of Music. From Austria to Argentina. Works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Busoni, Ginastera and others. Andreas Klein, piano. Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen Street, Port Hope. 905-797-2295. ; (youth). ●●3:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. WLU Symphony Orchestra. Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University, 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 905-727-6101. $20; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. The Wild Party. See Section C: Music Theatre for details. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Native Women In The Arts/Bold As Love Collective/Muskrat Magazine. Catalyst Cafe: Skookum Sound Crew. Guests: Lido Pimienta & Sarah Yankoo. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-961-9594. $20; (sr/youth/members/arts worker). 7:00: Doors open. ●●8:00: Musicians in Ordinary/Seth Lerer. Donne on Love and Death. Donne: An Epithalamion, or Marriage Song on The Lady Elizabeth and Count Palatine on being Married on St. Valentine’s Day; Nocturnal Upon St. Lucy’s Day; poems of John Donne set to music by Campion, Dowland and others. John Edwards, renaissance lutes; Hallie Fishel, soprano; Seth Lerer, readings. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-535-9956. ; $20(sr/st). ●●8:00: Musideum. Nhapitapi Mbira. World Music. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Jon Batiste and Stay Human: A Family Concert. A jambalaya of funk, rhythm, the blues, and spirituals. Jon Batiste, jazz piano and his quartet. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Also 2:00. ●●8:00: Scaramella. Telemania. Telemann: Paris Quartets. Kim Pineda, baroque flute; Edwin Huizinga, baroque violin; Joëlle Morton, bass viol; Sara-Anne Churchill, harpsichord. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. ; (sr); $20(st); free(14 and under). ●●9:00: Swamperella. 20th Annual Mardi Gras Dance and Masquerade Party. Cajun and Zydeco dance music. Tranzac Club Main Hall, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137. $20. 7:30: Doors open; 8:00 dance lesson. 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884- 0710 x4439. ; (sr); free(st). ●●4:00: Spiritus Ensemble. Bach Vespers in Epiphany. Bach: Cantata BWV150 Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich; Buxtehude: Der Herr ist mit mir; Schein: Vater unser. St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener. 519-743-0228. Free, donations welcome. Monday February 2 ●●8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Tafelmusik. A Baroque feast featuring violin soloist Mira Glodeanu. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884- 0710 x4439. $20; (st). Tuesday February 3 ●●11:45am: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Student Recital. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884- 0710 x4439. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Brock University Department of Music. Music@Noon: Faculty and Guest Recital. Tim White, trumpet; Lesley Kingham, piano. Concordia Seminary Chapel, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3817. Free. ●●12:30: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Laurier Singers. First United Church, 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-884-0710 x4439. Free. ●●7:30: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Ken Murray 2013 Concerto Competition Winner. Yvonne Choi, piano; Kitchener- Waterloo Symphony. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519-884-0710 x4439. ; (st). Wednesday February 4 ●●12:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Noon Hour Concerts: A Journey from Renaissance England to Baroque Italy. Stephanie Kramer, soprano; Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo; Magdalena Tominska, renaissance lute and baroque guitar. Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226. Free. Thursday February 5 ●●12:00 noon: University of Guelph College of Arts. Thursday at Noon Concert Series: Joni NehRita Quintet. Contemporary jazz that incorporates soul and R&B. MacKinnon Room 107, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Music at Noon: Annette-Barbara Vogel, violin and Mauricio Veloso, piano. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884-0710 x4439. Free. Friday February 6 ●●7:30: Hillside Inside. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits. Guest Alex Cuba. Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. . Limited Cabaret Seating. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music/Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. New Music Festival: Friendship–A Journey to China. Traditional Chinese, and new works by University of Toronto composers. Lan Weiwei, pipa; Edwin Outwater, conductor. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 1-888-745-4717. ; (st). Also Feb 7. ●●8:00: Jeffery Concerts. Linden String Quartet. Chausson: Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Quartet. Guests: William Preucil, violin, and Arthur Rowe, piano. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-672- 8800. ; (sr); (st). ●●10:00: Hillside Inside. Kid Koala. Guest: biz- Zarh. St. George’s Anglican Church (Guelph), 99 Woolwich St., Guelph. 1-866-943-8849. . Saturday February 7 ●●10:00am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. Kinderconcert Series: The Three Musical Pigs and the Wolf. Works by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. Licorice Allsorts Clarinet Quartet. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 888-745-4717. ; (child). Also 11:00am, Feb 21(Waterloo Museum), 28(Woolwich Memorial Centre). ●●11:00am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. Kinderconcert Series: The Three Musical Pigs and the Wolf. Works by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. Licorice Allsorts Clarinet Quartet. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 888-745-4717. ; (child). Also 10:00am, Feb 21(Waterloo Museum), 28(Woolwich Memorial Centre). ●●12:30: Karen Schuessler Singers. Annual Singathon fundraiser. Audience favourites from past concerts. Guest conductors include some of London’s well-known personalities. Cherryhill Mall, 301 Oxford St., London. 519-455-8895. Free. ●●3:00: Hillside Inside. Owen Pallett. Guest: Jennifer Castle. St. George’s Anglican Church (Guelph), 99 Woolwich St., Guelph. 1-866- 943-8849. . ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Avanti Chamber Singers: O Let Me Sing for True Love. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 31 Queenston St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 5550 x3817. ; $20(sr/st); (under 13/high school students with eyeGo). ●●7:30: Queens University: The Isabel. The Soloists: Sarah Chang, violin. Sarah Chang, violin; Julio Elizalde, piano. The Isabel, 390 King Street W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. SOLD OUT. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music/Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. New Music Festival: Friendship–A Journey to China. See Feb 6. ●●8:00: Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. Dark Passion. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6. Jerzy Kaplanek, violin; Christine Vlajk, viola; Michael Newnham, conductor. Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-742-7469. ; (st). ●●8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. WLU Wind Orchestra. Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884- 0710 x4439. ; (sr); free(st). Sunday February 8 ●●2:00: Chamber Music Hamilton. American String Quartet. Beethoven: Quartet in F Op.18 No.6; Mendelssohn: Quartet No.1 Op.12; Brahms: Viola Quartet in G Op.111. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton. 905- 525-7429. ; (sr); (st). Includes Gallery admission. ●●2:00: Jeunesses Musicales Ontario. Fandango Guitar Quartet: Modern Sketches. St. Paul’s United Church(Midland), 308 King St., Midland. 705-527-4420. PWYC. ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony. The Great Outdoors. Evan Mitchell, conductor. Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St., Kingston. 613-530- 2050. ; (st); (child). ●●2:30: Queen’s School of Music. 2014/2015 Faculty Artist Series: Intimate Expressions - Dances, Stories and Songs. Elizabeth MacDonald, soprano; Jeff Hanlon, guitar; Karma Tomm, violin. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Wellington Winds. Music from Other Worlds. De Meij: Concerto for Euphonium thewholenote.com February 1 - March 7, 2015 | 41

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