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Volume 20 Issue 7 - April 2015

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E. The ETCeterasBruce Bathgate sings and lives the life of amodern day hobo in Lowdown Trackshouses and rooftops, showing us that music is the common languagein this empowering celebration of survival. April 25, 27, May 2Sweet Micky for President: Justin Lowe wrote in the HollywoodReporter: “When it comes to getting out the vote, music can makeall the difference in an electoral campaign. In the 2010 Haitian presidentialelection, it was professional musicians who made the difference,however. Former Fugee’s rapper Pras Michel endorsed musicianand candidate Michel ‘Sweet Micky’ Martelly, actively backing himthroughout his eventful campaign. Filmmaker Ben Patterson capturesthe candidate and his supporters in close-up for his dynamic debutfeature.” Winner of both the Audience and Jury Prizes for BestDocumentary at the Slamdance Film Festival. April 29, May 3DocX Virtual Reality Showcase – Four short films employingrevolutionary technology: Take a breathtaking voyage through theNorthwest Passage in Polar Sea 360°; transport yourself to the stunninglandscapes of Mongolia and into the lives of nomadic yakherders in Herders. Measha Brueggergosman takes users with her ona personal voyage through Canada and Cameroon as she performs aselection of spirituals in Songs of Freedom. Strangers With PatrickWatson, an intimate and understated virtual reality project, invitesusers to go behind the scenes with the Montreal singer-songwriteras he works on his music at home in his studio loft. The 20-minuteexhibit is free to view at the Isabel Bader Theatre from April 24 toMay 1, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.There are many more for the intrepid doc explorer to seek out. As IAM: The Life and Times of DJ AM examines the brief life of milliondollarDJ, Adam Goldstein. Breaking a Monster looks at the pricethree tween boys from Brooklyn pay to satisfy the demands of themusic industry. Adam Lough’s Hot Sugar’s Cold World follows beatsgeneration superstar Nick Koenig (Hot Sugar) as he creates one-ofa-kindmusic made entirely out of sounds from the world aroundhim even as his high-profile girlfriend dumps him. Judging by itsSundance critical raves, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is a fascinatingportrait of the grunge icon. Finally there is no excuse to miss Mavis!a doc that chronicles the six-decade musical odyssey of the legendarygospel/soul singer Mavis Staples complete with her own memories ofa life inextricably linked to civil rights.Paul Ennis is the managing editor of The WholeNote.Reservations: 416-789-5502;; (adults); (children aged 3-6); (childrenaged 7-12, students and unwaged attendees).Tickets must be purchased in advanceby April 1.●●April 18 10:00am – 4:00: Guitar Societyof Toronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend2015: Luthier Fair. Victoria College Chapel,91 Charles St. West. .●●April 29 5:30 – 8:30: Hamilton PhilharmonicOrchestra. 2015 What Next Festivalof New Music Opening Reception:Cocktails and Culture. Join us for a receptionand an evening of socializing as we kickoff the 2015 What Next Festival and enjoy thecurrent exhibit at the Nathaniel HughsonGallery. Cash bar and refreshments served.Nathaniel Hughson Gallery, 27 John St. North,Hamilton. 905-526-7756;●●May 03 2:00 – 4:00: Hamilton PhilharmonicOrchestra. 2015 What Next Festivalof New Music: Coffee with the Composers.What does it mean to be a composer today?Where do they find their inspiration? Joinus in this casual drop in event. Grab a coffeeand have a chat with Christien Ledroit (HPOComposer-in-Residence), Abigail Richardson-Schulteand other composers featuredin the festival. Mulberry Street Coffeehouse,193 James St. North, Hamilton. 905-526-7756;●●Registration is now open for 2015 CultureDays. It’s time to start thinking about your2015 Culture Days activity! Register early andget a head start on planning a successful CultureDays event in your community. Connectwith community, develop new skills, reachnew audiences and collaborate with others.Culture Days take place on September 25, 26and 27 2015. culturedays.caLectures, Salons, Symposia●●April 14 7:00: North York Central Library.Canadian Opera Company Talk: The Barber ofSeville. Wayne Gooding, editor of Opera Canadamagazine, examines the different waysRossini’s riotous romp has been translated tothe stage from its premiere in 1816 up to thepresent day. Special attention will be given toEls Comediants’ new COC production whichopens the 2015 spring season. NYCL Auditorium,5120 Yonge St. To register: 416-295-5639. Free.●●April 18 10:30am – 12:30: Guitar Societyof Toronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend 2015:The Extraordinary Saga of Agustin BarriosMangore. Lecture by Tony Morris. VictoriaCollege Chapel, 91 Charles St. West.●●April 18 1:30-3:30: Guitar Society ofToronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend 2015: ClassicalGuitar Alive: Fusing Creativity with CommunityService. Lecture by Tony Morris.Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. .●●May 03 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. “Out ofMy Mind”: Schoenberg, Bartók and ExpressionistOpera. Lecture by guest speakerJeffrey L. Stokes, Assoc. Professor, MusicPerformance Studies, University of WesternOntario. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg.,Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. .Master Classes●●April 15 time tbd: Royal Conservatory ofMusic. Voice master class with sopranoPatricia Rozario. Location tba, 273 Bloor St.West. 416-408-2824; Free.●●April 17 10:00am – 12:30, 2:00 – 4:30: RoyalConservatory of Music. Horn master classwith Gail Williams. Conservatory Theatre,273 Bloor St. West. 416-408-2824;●●April 17 time tbd: Royal Conservatoryof Music. Voice master class with RussellBraun. Location tba, 273 Bloor St. West. 416-408-2824;●●April 17 time tbd: Royal Conservatoryof Music. Violin master class with MikhailKopelman. Location tba, 273 Bloor St. West.416-408-2824;●●April 18 10:00am – 12:00 noon, 2:00 – 4:00:Royal Conservatory of Music. Piano masterclass with Leon Fleisher. Mazzoleni Hall,273 Bloor St. West. 416-408-2824;●●April 18 6:00 – 9:00: North York Music Festival.Open Piano Master Class with Prof. PaulKomen from the Netherlands. Lawrence ParkCommunity Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-788-8553; $20.●●April 19 10:00am – 12:00 noon, 2:00 – 4:00:Royal Conservatory of Music. Piano masterclass with Leon Fleisher. Mazzoleni Hall,273 Bloor St. West. 416-408-2824;●●April 19 1:00 – 4:00: Guitar Society ofToronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend 2015: Masterclass with Berta Rojas. Venue tba. Limited spotsavailable.●●April 24 time tbd: Royal Conservatory ofMusic. 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McGill. Location tba, 273 Bloor St. West. 416-408-2824;●●April 24 time tbd: Royal Conservatoryof Music. Voice master class with MichaelMcmahon. Location tba, 273 Bloor St. West.416-408-2824;●●April 25 1:00 – 3:00: Tafelmusik BaroqueOrchestra and Chamber Choir. Baroque violinmaster class with Aisslinn Nosky. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall,427 Bloor St. West. Free admission, with asuggested donation of .●●April 25 2:00: Music Toronto. ChrisMcKhool’s Fiddlefire!Master classfor children. Cosburn United Church,1108 Greenwood Ave. East.416-366-7723.Free.Open Rehearsals●●April 16 7:30: group of 27 Centre for SocialInnovation, 720 Bathurst Street, groundfloor. Cash bar and refreshments. 416-323-2232 x28. Free. See concert listing April 17 forrepertoire.Program Application●●Toronto Downtown Jazz. Fifth Annual TDJNews Corps. Open to any part-time or fulltimepost-secondary student enrolled at aGreater Toronto Area university or college,who is interested in writing about jazz. Successfulapplicants will be given full mediaaccreditation for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival,granting them unprecedented access –attending and reviewing concerts for free,Turning poTenTialinTo accomplishmenTinterviewing artists and experiencing thefestival from behind the scenes. In addition,members will be assigned a mentor: anexperienced arts journalist. For further information,please contact Artistic Director JoshGrossman: or 416-928-2933 ex.27; for application: April 10. Resultswill be announced by April 17.Screenings●●April 19 7:30: Aradia Baroque Ensemble.Nosferatu.Aradia will pair F.W. Murnau’sclassic film Nosferatu with a baroque soundtrackand renowned piano soloist RichardHerriott. Featuring the Kingsway ConservatoryStrings. The Music Gallery, 197 John St.647-960-6650; (adults);$20 (senior/under 30).●●April 23 – May 3: Hot Docs CanadianInternational Documentary Festival. Multiplevenues including Isabel Bader Theatre,Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Hart HouseTheatre, ROM Theatre, Scotiabank TheatreToronto, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Innis Town Hall.Box office: 2 Bloor St. W., Cumberland Terrace– Main Level; email – 416-637-5150; ( specialevents); Ticket packages available. Free daytimescreenings up to 5pm for Students (w/valid ID) and Seniors (60+) available on day ofscreening. hotdocs.caSingalongs, Jams, Circles●●Apr 02 6:45 – 8:45: World Fiddle DayToronto. Practise jam. Led by fiddler/singer/composer Anne Lederman; hosted by Long& McQuade. Join players of bowed stringSIX HOT TOPICS WORKSHOPS overthree days APRIL 10-12, 2015These workshops are designed tohelp emerging Canadian artistsgain knowledge and expertiseto succeed in the Canadian andinternational music marketplace.Curators at the IRCPA, JAZZ.FM91 andCanadian Music Centre have assembledleading experts and musicians who willshare their knowledge and experiencewith you and include opportunitiesto network with a variety of industrypersonalities, ask questions, andinteract with fellow musicians.CHECKTHIS OUT!TODAY’S PROFESSIONALPERFORMING ARTISTmarkets,booking. ups/downsnegotiation, representation, who,when, how to approach and moreTHE MUSICIANS TOOLKITat JAZZ.FM91business of jazz, creative presenting,recording, getting online, gettingradio airplayALL ABOUT COMPOSERScommissions, royalties, getting heardcopyright laws, for musicians’collaborations and profile for it, how tocommission - Canadian Music CentreTopics subject to change.MEMBERSHIP (no charge) AND TICKETS or 416.362.1422The IRCPA acknowledges with thanks the support of our curators, moderators, panelists, volunteers, Ontario ArtsCouncil, Toronto Arts Council, Canadian Music Centre, Canadian Opera Company, JAZZ.FM91, Paintbox Bistro, TheWholeNote, The Daniels Corporation, Mirvish Productions, Paganelli’s Risotteria, Socan Foundation and private donors.instruments to learn world folk repertoire forour community World Fiddle Day event at FortYork, May 16. 925 Bloor St. West. For moreinformation and repertoire: 647-217-4620; By donation.●●April 11 4:00: Musikay. Sing with us thebeautiful music of Bach and Charpentier anddiscover the wonderful works of Campra.Grace Lutheran Church, 304 Spruce St. Oakville.905-825-9740; Free.●●April 11 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and SullivanSociety. A lively evening of G&S-relatedfun. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St.East. 416-763-0832. (non-members).●●April 18 10:30am – 1:00: Toronto MendelssohnChoir. Singsation Saturday. Join Canadiancomposer and conductor TimothyCorlis, members of the Toronto MendelssohnChoir, and a lively community of singersto read through some of Corlis’s beautifulcompositions. Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422 ex. 223; .●●April 18 3:45 – 6:00: Guitar Society ofToronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend 2015: OpenMic and Guitar Orchestra performance.Bring your guitar. Victoria College Chapel,91 Charles St. West. Free.●●May 02 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and SullivanSociety. Global G&S Day. Join us for superbsinging, birthday cake, and Fiddlywinks: aquiz on all things Victorian. All welcome. St.Andrew’s Church, 117 Bloor St. East. 416-763-0832. Members free; guests .Workshops●●April 10 10:00am – 1:00 and 2:00 – 5:00:International Resource Centre for PerformingArtists. Today’s Professional PerformingArtist. Topics include: artisticpreparation; marketing; booking; contracts;promotion; representation; job interviews(auditions); touring; networking and more.Moderator: singer/songwriter Amanda Martinez;with Robert Baird, agent, specialist invisas and work permits; Ron Davis, pianist/composer; Ann Summers Dossena, careerdevelopment manager, IRCPA founder/director;Faye Perkins, president, Real World Artists,Real Records and manager, Glenn GouldEstate. Paintbox Bistro, 555 Dundas St. East.Information, reservations and membership:416-362-1422; /day; (IRCPAmembers). box lunches available.●●April 11 10:00am – 1:00 and 2:00 – 5:00:International Resource Centre for PerformingArtists. The Musician’s ToolkitPax Christi ChoraleArtistic DirectorAs a result of the retirement of incumbent Artistic DirectorStephanie Martin, Pax Christi Chorale is seeking a creative,energetic professional choral conductor with the vision tolead us into the next chapter in our artistic growth, buildingon our 30-year history as a community choir performing atthe highest amateur standard.Pax Christi Chorale is a 100-voice, Toronto-based choirknown for presenting dramatic masterworks with passionand conviction. Our season, which includes a 3-concertsubscription series, outreach concerts and occasional runouts,introduces audiences to rarely heard works – musicthat is exciting and fresh but always embedded in the ancientart of choral singing. The highlight of the 2014-2015season will be the North American premiere of Sir HubertParry’s oratorio Judith, at Koerner Hall.Please visit for a full descriptionsubmit an April 1 - May 7, 2015 | 55

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