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Volume 20 Issue 6 - March 2015

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The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections:A.GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Torontoplus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions.B.BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of SouthernOntario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 45.C.MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types:from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditionalperformance types where words and music are in somefashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 49.D.IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ)is organized alphabetically by club.Starts on page 50.E.THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions,screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops,singalongs and other music-related events (exceptperformances) which may be of interest to our readers.Starts on page 53.A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is providedwith every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publisha 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 four sections aboveare a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters.If you have an event, send us your information no later than the8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing iseligible to appear.LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period fromApril 1 to May 7, 2015. All listings must be received byMidnight Sunday March 8.LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to orby 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 416-323-2232x27 for further information.LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed versionof this map: Erie3 42 1City of TorontoLISTINGS8Lake OntarioSunday March 1● ● 1:00: Acting Up Stage Company/ObsidianTheatre Company. The Wild Party. Musicand lyrics by LaChiusa; book by LaChiusa andWolfe; based on poem by March. RebeccaAuerbach; J. Cameron Barnett; Dan Chameroy;and others; Robert McQueen, stage director;Bob Foster, music director; StephanieGraham, choreographer. Berkeley StreetTheatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416-368-3110. -. 12:15: Pre-show chat. Runs to March 8.● ● 2:00: City of Toronto. Sunday Concert Series.George Lake Big Band. Scarborough CivicCentre, 150 Borough Dr., Scarborough. 416-397-9887. Free.● ● 2:00: Markham Concert Band. Hollywood!Favourite hits from Robin Hood, Broadwaymarches, Disney classics and others. MikeLawson/Mubassar Amin Chaudhry, trombones.Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town CentreBlvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. ;(sr/st).● ● 2:00: Off Centre Music Salon. On Love andOther Difficulties. Carla Huhtanen, soprano;Emilia Boteva, mezzo; Charles Sy, tenor. GlennGould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-466-1870.; (sr/st); (13–25); (child).● ● 2:00: Soundstreams. The Whisper Opera.Tony Arnold, soprano; International ContemporaryEnsemble (ICE); David Lang, composer.The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W.416-408-0208. .50. Only 52 people at atime. Post-performance chat.● ● 2:00: Toronto City Opera. Un Ballo inMaschera. Verdi. Carrie Parks, soprano(Amelia); Slava Serebrianik, tenor (Ricardo);Yevgeny Yablonovsky, baritone (Renato);Stephanie Kim/Olivia Han, sopranos (Oscar);Louise Lo, soprano; Beatrice Carpino, director;Adolfo De Santis, conductor; IvanJovanovic, piano. Bickford Centre Theatre,777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. ; $20(sr);(st).● ● 3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. InRemembrance. Bartók: Rhapsody No.1(forviola and piano); Golijov: Mariel(for cello andmarimba); Kradjian: Elegy for Restive Souls;Komitas: Folk Song; Mansurian: Three Taghs;Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio(for clarinet, viola andpiano). Kim Kashkashian, viola; Timothy Ying,violin; Beverly Johnston, percussion. MazzoleniConcert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); (child).● ● 3:00: Arraymusic. Contemporary ClassicalBrass Quintet Concert. Array Space,155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019. Free/PWYC.● ● 3:00: Beach United Church. Orpheus Choirat 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 ofOur Sisters. Guest: O’Pears vocal trio. GraceChurch on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-978-8849. ; $20(sr); (st).● ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory. Marc-AndréHamelin, Piano. Field: Andante inédit in E-flatH64; Hamelin: Chaconne; Debussy: Images,Book II L.111 (Cloches à travers les feuilles;Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut; Poissonsd’or); Yedidia: Sonata No.3 “Outcries”;A. Concerts in the GTAIN THIS ISSUE: Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, Georgetown,Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, RichmondHill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Toronto Island and Whitby.Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21 in B-flat D960.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.-.● ● 3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Womento Watch: Anastasia Rizikov, Piano. Burge:“Studies From Poetry” (2009); Scarlatti:Sonatas in C and d (1756-57); Haydn: SonataHob XVI in E-flat (1794); Chopin: Preludesfrom Op.28 (1839); Grande Polonaise in A-flatOp.53 (1830-31); Tchaikovsky: Romance in fOp.5 (1868). Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.416-654-0877. ; $20(st).● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ recitals. David Briggs, organist.65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x245. Free; donationswelcomed.● ● 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. Musicfrom Two Great Rivals. Salieri: Mass No.1 inD; Mozart: Requiem. Sheila Dietrich; DanielleMacMillan; 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).an eveningwithPaulGriffithsSpecial Fundraising EventProceeds to benefit New Music ConcertsSun. March 1, Gallery 345Doors Open 7 pmReservations● ● 7:00: New Music Concerts. An Eveningwith Paul Griffiths. Discussion of collaborationwith 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; charitablereceipt for CRA allowable portion ofticket price.● ● 7:00: Soulpepper Concert Series. AmericanPie - A Songbook Investigation. Anexploration of the musical references in DonMcLean’s folk-rock anthem, from Buddy Hollyto Dylan to Joplin to The Beatles and The RollingStones. Young Centre for the Performing32 | March 1 - April 7, 2015

Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln.416-866-8666. -. Also Feb 27, Mar 8(start times vary).● ● 7:00: St. Matthew’s Anglican Church/Bobolink Productions. Voices of Wales.Welsh songs: Men of Harlech, All Throughthe Night, The Ash Grove and others; readingsfrom Welsh poets Dylan Thomas andEmlyn Williams; Welsh hymns with audiencesing-along. Vivienne Muhling, actor/narrator;Gaynor Jones, soprano; Robert Missen, tenor;David Low, piano. St. Matthew’s AnglicanChurch, 126 Plains Rd. E., Burlington. 905-632-1233. . Proceeds to benefit the Churchmusic program.● ● 7:30: Mississauga Choral Society. HowMozart Sings. MCS Chorus. St. Hilary’s AnglicanChurch, 2055 Hurontario St, Mississauga.905-278-7059. .● ● 7:30: Victoria Scholars. Songs of Love.Works by Brahms, Cabena, Fauré, Rutter,Tallis, Vaughan Williams and others. JerzyCichocki, music director. Our Lady Of SorrowsCatholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-761-7776. /(adv); (sr/st)/$20(adv).● ● 8:00: Somewhere There/Arraymusic.Audiopollination 28.1. Michael Snow, DianeRoblin, Bill Gilliam, pianos; Nobuo Kubota,vocals; Glen Hall, saxophone/flute. ArraySpace, 155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019. /PWYC.Monday March 2● ● 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Music at Midday: Classical InstrumentalConcert. Featuring student soloists.Tribute Communities Recital Hall, AccoladeEast Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free.● ● 7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony.Five Small Concerts: Chamber Ensemblesof TSYO. Works by Wyre, Haufrecht,Brahms, Farr and others. Chamber Ensemblesof 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: Jeunesses Musicales Ontario/Canadian Opera Company. Chamber MusicSeries: Modern Sketches. Works by Boccherini,Grieg, Kindle, Roux, Bogdanović andAssad. Quatuor Fandango. Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.416-363-8231. Free.● ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. LunchtimeChamber Music: Rising Stars Recital.Students from the University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free,donations welcome.● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ recitals. David Briggs, organist.65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x245. Free; donationswelcome.● ● 8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano:Martin Soderbergh. Chopin: 24 Etudes.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; (st).Wednesday March 4● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Dance Series: Forcier/Norman. Marie FranceForcier and Tracey Norman, choreographers.Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Music Library.Andrew Adair, Organ. Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch, 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.● ● 1:30: Wolfrey House. By His StripesWe Are Healed. For Good Friday. Handel:Messiah(excerpts from part 2). Sacred ConcertChamber Ensemble; String Quartet;Vocal Octet. St. Barnabas on the Danforth,361 Danforth Ave. 416-463-1344. Free.● ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. WorldStage: Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele. Jazz,blues, rock, bluegrass, classical and folk.171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -.● ● 8:00: Toronto Oratory. Oratorium Saecularefor Lent:. Taverner: Sanctus, Benedictus;Agnus Dei from Missa Corona Spinea;Palestrina: Nunc Dimittis; Rota: Ave Reginafor 8 voices; motets by Gesualdo, Tallis andBrunetti. Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, andNatalie Ziadé, soprano; Simon Honeyman,and Richard Whittall, alto; and others; PhilipFournier, conductor. The Oratory, Holy FamilyChurch, 1372 King St. W. 416-532-2879. Free.● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.New Creations Festival: Masterworks Series:let me tell you. Harman: Lieder und Arien(World premiere); Benjamin: Duet for Pianoand Orchestra (Canadian premiere); Abrahamsen:let me tell you (North American premiere).Barbara Hannigan, soprano; RyanMacEvoy McCullough, piano; George Benjamin,conductor; Peter Oundjian, conductorand host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-593-4828. -5. Pre-concert performanceand post-concert party in lobby.Thursday March 5● ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. 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 QueenSt. E. 416-769-3893 or 1-877-769-5224. Freewilloffering in support of the MET organ restorationproject.● ● 1:00: Encore Symphonic ConcertBand. Classics and Jazz. John Edward Liddle,conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre,963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910. . Includes coffee and snack.● ● 7:30: Opera York. The Magic Flute. Mozart.Gary Relyea, bass (Sarastro); Nicole Dubinsky,soprano (Queen of the Night); RiccardoIannello, tenor (Tamino); Geoffrey Butler, artisticdirector; Renee Salewski, stage director.Richmond Hill Centre for the PerformingArts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -; (st). Also Mar 7.● ● 7:30: York University Department ofMusic. Jazz Orchestra. Guests: JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band. Tribute CommunitiesRecital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU,4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st).● ● 8:00: Musideum. A Lonely Tribute toGeorge Gershwin. Classical/jazz/world.Maestro Michael Pronsky. Suite 133 (mainfloor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323.$20.● ● 8:00: Oakville Centre for the PerformingArts. Dan Cooper Concert Series: JakeShimabukuro, Ukulele. Jazz, blues, rock, bluegrass,classical and folk. 130 Navy St., Oakville.905-815-2021. .● ● 8:00: Victoria College Drama Society.Company: A Musical Comedy. Music & lyricsby Stephen Sondheim. Book by George Furth.Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 416-978-8849. ;(sr/st). Also Mar 6, 7.Friday March 6● ● 12:10: Music at St Andrew’s. NoontimeRecital: Emily Chiang, Piano. St. Andrew’sChurch, King and Simcoe, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free.● ● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.Classics, opera, operetta, musicals,ragtime, pop, international and other genres.Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Also Mar 13, 20, 27. Lunchand snack friendly.● ● 7:00: Acting Up Stage Company/ObsidianTheatre Company. The Wild Party. Musicand lyrics by LaChiusa; book by LaChiusa andWolfe; based on poem by March. RebeccaAuerbach; J. Cameron Barnett; Dan Chameroy;and others; Robert McQueen, stage director;Bob Foster, music director; StephanieGraham, choreographer. Berkeley StreetTheatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416-368-3110. -. 6:15: Pre-show chat. Post-show chat.Runs to March 8.● ● 7:30: Capella Intima/Gallery Players ofNiagara. An Evening of Antient Music. Purcell:Dido and Aeneas; other rounds, catchesand airs. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Jenny EnnsModolo, alto; Bud Roach, tenor; David Roth,baritone. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 BloorSt. W. 905-517-3594. Suggested donation$20.● ● 7:30: Toronto Heliconian Club. The Musicin Our Lives. Readings from Ann ElizabethCarson’s book We All Become Stories; jazzworks and dance performances. Ann ElizabethCarson, 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.● ● 7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. Warrior Songs.Togni: Warrior Songs (premiere); texts fromBuddhism, Malcolm X and the Roman CatholicLiturgy. Jerry Granelli, percussion; LydiaAdams, conductor. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); (st).● ● 8:00: Aga Khan Museum/Small WorldMusic. Radik Tyulyush and Tanya Tagaq. Mongolianand Inuit throat singers. Live accompanimentto silent film Nanook of the North.Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 WynfordDr. 416-646-4677. -. Also Mar 7.● ● 8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. 2015 GreatArtist Music Series: Moshe Hammer, Violin.Works by Brahms, Franck and Sarasate.Moshe Hammer, violin; Angela Park,piano. Brevik Hall, Aurora Cultural Centre,22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. ;(sr/st).● ● 8:00: Somewhere There/Arraymusic.Nick Fraser Quartet Featuring Tony Malaby.Array Space, 155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019.Free/PWYC.● ● 8:00: TorQ/Music Gallery. TorQ: Sextet.Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-961-9594.$20; (sr/st); (mem/arts worker). 7:30:Doors open.● ● 8:00: Show One Productions. VadimRepin. Bartók: Violin Rhapsody No.1; Debussy:Violin Sonata; Ravel: Tzigane; Stravinsky:Divertimento; Tchaikovsky: Meditation; March 1 - April 7, 2015 | 33

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