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Volume 20 Issue 7 - April 2015

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416-286-8260. . Also 7:30.●●3:00: JunctQin Keyboard Collective. FirstsII. Featuring premieres from Canada andaround the world for piano solo, piano sixhands, toy piano, melodica and electronics.Doell: new work. Elaine Lau, Joseph Ferrettiand Stephanie Chua, keyboards. CanadianMusic Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-871-8078.$20; (sr/st/arts workers).●●3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. ConcertoCompetition Grand Prize Winners.Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B flat; Handel:“Endless Pleasure” from Semele; Dvořák:“Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém” from Rusalka;Puccini: “Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème;Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in e; and otherworks. Tessa Laengart, soprano; MarkoPejanovič, piano. St. Simon’s Anglican Church,1450 Litchfield Rd., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); $20(st); (child). AlsoMay 2(eve, St. John’s United Church).●●3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Judith. Parry.Shannon Mercer, soprano; Jillian Yemen,mezzo; David Menzies, tenor; Michael York,baritone; Pax Christi Chorale and Orchestra;Stephanie Martin, conductor. KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. 2:00: Pre-concert chat with Dr. JeremyDibble.●●3:00: Symphony on the Bay. Gloria! Wagner:Overture from Die Meistersinger;Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in c minor, Op.67;Poulenc: Gloria. Charles Demuynck, musicaldirector; Charlene Santoni, soprano. BurlingtonPerforming Arts Centre, 440 Locust St.,Burlington. 905-526-6690. .75;.75(sr),.75(youth/child).A. Concerts in the GTA●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. CelebratingWomen in Classical Music. Coulthard:Piano Sonata No.2; Wagner-Liszt: Pilgrim’sChorus; Isoldes Liebestod; Liszt: TranscendentalEtude; Chasse Neige; Chopin: AndanteSpianato; Grande Polonaise; Mussorgsky: Picturesat an Exhibition. Sofya Gulyak, piano.Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; $20(st).●●3:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus TrainingChoirs, Boys’ Choir, Main Choir and YouthChoir. Sounds of Splendour. Chilcott: A LittleJazz Mass; and works by Rutter, Coplandand MacGillivray. Elise Bradley, Carole Anderson,Judith Bean, Matthew Otto and MichelRoss, conductors. George Weston RecitalHall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-932-8666 x231..50-.50.●●3:00: Vesnivka Choir. Spring Celebrations.Folk songs celebrating rebirth, romance andlove. Guests: Toronto Ukrainian Male ChamberChoir; Natalya Matyusheva, soprano; JustinStolz, tenor. Humber Valley United Church,76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-246-9880or 416-763-2197. ; $20(sr/st).●●4:00: ASLAN Boys Choir of Toronto. In aGalaxy Far, Far Away. Songs by Purcell, Handel,Eric Thiman, Ed Roberton, David Bowieand others. Nicholas Bell, flute; Pat Paulsen,drums; Thomas Bell, conductor; JialiangZhu, piano. Church of the Transfiguration,111 Manor Rd. E. 416-859-7464. ; (child).●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene.Joshua Colucci, violin, and SMM BaroqueEnsemble. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955.Free.●●4:00: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. locusSofya GulyakInternationally acclaimed.Awarded 1st prize Sixteenth LeedsInternational Piano Competition 2009“dazzling and outstanding natural pianist.”program includes: Jean CoulthardWagner/Liszt; Chopin; Liszt; MussorgskySunday May 3, 3pmHeliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avetickets / $20syrinxconcerts.caplot. World premiere. Dancers: Ric Brown;Sarah Fregeau; Kate Holden; Sean Ling; andSahara Morimoto; Fides Krucker, voice; JohnKameel Farah, piano/electronics. Betty OliphantTheatre, 404 Jarvis St. 1-800-838-3006. ; (sr/st/CADA). Pre-show chat:3:30. Runs Wed–Sun, April 24–May 3.●●7:30: Bel Canto Singers. Spring Is In TheAir. Linda Meyer, conductor; JacquelineMokrzewski, piano. St. Dunstan of Canterbury,56 Lawson Rd., Scarborough. 416-286-8260. . Also 2:30.Micah BarnesNew York StoriesAlbum Release Concertwith special guestJackieRichardsonSundayMay 3,●●7:30: Micah Barnes. “New York Stories” CDrelease concert. With Daniel Barnes, RussBoswell, Michael Shand; Guest: Jackie Richardson,vocals. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 FrontSt. W. 416-763-3783. -.Monday May 4●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. GET MUSIC!Gala Concert. Canadian and internationalcomposers. Elmer Iseler Singers; secondaryschool choirs and their conductors. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-217-0537. ; free (EIS subscribers).Tuesday May 5●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: Restless Love. Lieder by Schubertand Schumann. Joshua Hopkins, baritone.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. LunchtimeChamber Music: Jenny Cheong, cello.Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 YongeSt. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome.●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ Recitals. Andrew Ager, organ.65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free; donationswelcomed.●●8:00: Arraymusic. Session 31. Arraymusicartistic director Rick Sacks leads an eveningof improvisation by Toronto musicians andout of town guests. Array Space, 155 WalnutSt. 416-532-3019. Free/PWYC.Wednesday May 6●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Sharon Beckstead, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.●●7:00: Tafelmusik. J.S. Bach: The Circle of46 | April 1 - May 7, 2015

Creation. Bach: Orchestral suite No.1 in C,BWV 1066: Ouverture, Bourrée & Forlane;Suite No.3 for cello in C, BWV 1009: Sarabande;Cantata 202/1: Betrübte Schatten;Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048;and other works. Conceived, programmed& scripted by Alison Mackay; Jeanne Lamon:director; Richard Greenblatt, actor; MarshallPynkoski, stage director; Glenn Davidson,production designer; Raha Javanfar,projection designer. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre,427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. 6pm:Preconcert public lecture by Alison Mackay.Also May 7,8,9,10 and 12(George Weston Hall).Times vary.●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Bluebeard’sCastle/Erwartung. Bartók andSchoenberg. John Relyea, bass-baritone(Duke Bluebeard); Ekaterina Gubanova,mezzo (Judith); Krisztina Szabó, mezzo(Woman); COC Orchestra; Johannes Debus,conductor. Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -4; (under 30). AlsoMay 8,10,12,14,16,23(start times vary).●●8:00: Musideum. Mike Gennaro. Experimental.Suite 133 (main floor), 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-599-7323. .●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. MendelssohnViolin Concerto. Kevin Lau: Treeship;Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e; Bruckner:Symphony No.7. Augustin Hadelich, violin;Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -5.Thursday May 7●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Piano Virtuoso Series: Absofunkinlutely:Contemporary Etudes for the Piano. AndyVillemez: new work (premiere). Kara Huber,piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic ConcertBand. In Concert: Classics and Jazz. JohnEdward Liddle, conductor. Wilmar HeightsCentre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough.416-346-3910. . Incl. coffee and snack.Also Apr 2.●●12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met:Peter Merrick, organ. Metropolitan UnitedChurch, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26.Free.●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.Ensemble Made in Canada. Works byBeethoven, Brahms and Mayo (world premiere).Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola;Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’sPark. 416-923-7052. .●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Barberof Seville. Rossini. Also Apr 17,19,21,26,29,May 2,9,13,19,21,22(start times vary). SeeApr 17.●●8:00: Musideum. Don Graham & BobCohen: Homemade Music. Country/Roots.Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W.416-599-7323. $20.●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Buffy Sainte-Marie, singer–songwriter. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –.●●8:00: Tafelmusik. J.S. Bach: The Circleof Creation. Bach: Also May 6,8,9,10 and12(George Weston Hall). Times vary. SeeMay 6 for details.B. Concerts Beyond the GTAIN THIS ISSUE: Alliston, Barrie, Brantford, Elmira, Guelph,Haliburton, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, Lindsay, London,Midland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound,Peterborough, St. Catharines, Waterloo and Woodstock.Wednesday April 1●●12:30: University of Waterloo Departmentof Music. Noon Hour Concerts: The WesternCollective. Faculty members from the Universityof Western Ontario. Conrad GrebelUniversity College, 140 Westmount Rd. N.,Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226. Free.●●7:30: Queen’s University School of Music.Wind Ensemble. Dan Tremblay, conductor.Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts,390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. ;(sr/st).●●8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Facultyof Music. Chamber Music Concert. MaureenForrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University,75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884-0710 x4439. Free.Thursday April 2●●12:00 noon: University of Guelph Collegeof Arts. Thursday at Noon Concert Series:Student Soloist Day. Featuring Applied Musicstudents. MacKinnon Room 107, University ofGuelph, 50 Stone Rd., Guelph. 519-824-4120x52991. Free.●●7:30: Brock University Department ofMusic. Jaffa Road. Jewish, jazz, Indian,and Arabic music with electronica anddub. Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Centre forthe Arts, Brock University, 500 GlenridgeAve., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3257.;$$20(st);(high school).●●7:30: Brookside Music. Don Pasquale.Jeunesses Musicales Canada. St. Paul’sUnited Church (Midland), 308 King St., Midland.705-527-4420. –; (st).●●7:30: Queen’s University School of Music.Chamber Ensembles Recital. Dan Tremblay,conductor. Isabel Bader Centre for the PerformingArts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. Free.●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Carlo Guaitoli, Piano. Schubert:4 Impromptus Op.90 D899; Chopin: Andantespianato e Grande Polonaise Brillante Op.22in C. Debussy: 4 Préludes from Book II (LaPuerta del Vino; Général Lavine – Eccentric;Ondine; Feux d’artifice); Gulda: Sonatina.KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo.519-886-1673. ; (sr); $20(st).●●8:00: University of Guelph College ofArts. Jazz Ensemble. Ted Warren, conductor.Manhattan’s Pizza Bistro and Music Club,951 Gordon St., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. cover charge.●●8:00: University of Waterloo Departmentof Music. Balinese Gamelan Ensemble. MaisieSum, conductor. Maureen Forrester RecitalHall, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 UniversityAve. W., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226.Free.Friday April 3●●7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Bach:St. Matthew Passion. Rufus Muller (Evangelist);Tyler Duncan (Christus); Agnes Zsigovics,soprano; Laura Pudwell, mezzo; IsaiahBell, tenor; Justin Welsh, bass; Mark Vuorinen,conductor. Guests: Kitchener-WaterlooDAVID AMBROSEFRIDAYMAY 820158 PMThe Music of the Americasat the Living Arts CentreEliana Cuevas · Samba SquadMississauga Festival Youth Choirlivingartscentre.caf themississaugafestivalchoir.coml mfchoir / mfchoir.comSymphony. Centre in the Square, 101 QueenSt. N., Kitchener. 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977. $20 and up; discounts for sr/st/under 30.●●8:00: Church of the Guardian Angels. SungTenebrae Service. Choral works by Guimont,Hurd, Pitoni, Purcell, Schaffer and others.Jeffrey Moellman, conductor. 115 West St. N.,Orillia. 705-326-2849, x123. Free.Saturday April 4●●7:30: Bravo Niagara! in partnership withThe St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre.Valentina Lisitsa in Recital. Works by Chopin,Beethoven and Liszt. Valentina Lisitsa, piano.Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Centre for the Arts,500 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3257. ; $20(st); (eyeGO).Tuesday April 7●●12:00 noon: Brock University Departmentof Music. Music@Noon: Recital. Music EdPlus Students. Concordia Seminary Chapel,Brock University, 500 Glenridge Ave., St.Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3817. Free.Wednesday April 8●●2:30: Barrie Concerts. Seniors Serenade:Coming Next MonthPamela Cioroch, Piano. Cioroch: GeorgianBay Suite; and works by Chopin, Beethovenand Ostiguy. Grace United Church, 350 GroveSt. E., Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. 3:30:refreshments, .●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. The Four Elements: Earth, Air, Fireand Water. Brahms: Sonata No.2 in e Op.99;Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits; Respighi:Adagio con Variazione; Schedrin: In theStyle of Albeniz; Saint-Saëns: The Swan; andother works. Paul Marleyn, cello; Mauro Bertoli,piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St.W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr);$20(st).Friday April 10●●8:00: Jeffery Concerts. Ying Quartet. WolfPerformance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London.519-672-8800. ; (sr); (st).●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Mercer-Oh Trio. Haydn: trio TBA;Smetana: Trio Op.15 in g; Lesage: Le projetMozart. Akemi Mercer, violin; Rachel Mercer,cello; Gregory Oh, piano. KWCMS MusicRoom, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr); $20(st) April 1 - May 7, 2015 | 47

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