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Volume 20 Issue 8 - May 2015

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Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.1-855-985-2787. ; (sr/st).●●7:30: Alexander Showcase Theatre.Sweeney Todd. See May 1; AlsoMay 2,3,6,7,8,9,10; start times vary.●●7:30: Burlington Civic Chorale. Mozartand Spring. Mozart: Mass in C K.220/196b“Sparrow” and works by Elgar, Mendelssohn,Dvořák, Hindemith, Gershwin and VaughanWilliams. Gary Fisher, conductor; JenniferGoodine, piano. St. Christopher’s AnglicanChurch, 662 Guelph Line, Burlington. 416-549-5897. ; $20(adv).●●7:30: Canadian Children’s Opera Company.Alice in Wonderland. See May 8; Also 2:00and May 10(mat).●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Barberof Seville. See May 2; Also May 13,15,19,21,22;start times vary.●●7:30: County Town Singers. Legends. Mixof classic to contemporary numbers fromsome of the great legends of music. Hallelujah;Crazy; The Long and Winding Road;Bridge Over Troubled Water; Blue Skies. 65voice choral group with musicians. TrinityPentacostal Church, 900 King St E., Oshawa.647-981-2205. $20; (sr); (child).Also 2:00.●●7:30: Espressivo Singers. Spring Concert.Fauré: Messe Base; Poulenc: Litanies àla Vierge Noire; and other works. J.C. Coolen,conductor. Westminster United Church,1850 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby. 905-435-3439.$20; (under 13).●●7:30: Harbourtown Sound. Road Trip. BurlingtonPerforming Arts Centre, 440 LocustSt., Burlington. 905-681-6000. ; (sr);(st).●●7:30: Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3). DerPrinz. Burlington Performing Arts Centre,440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. ; (series). Part of the Studio440 World Series.●●7:30: Opera by Request. Thomas: Hamlet.Simon Chaussee, baritone (Hamlet); VaniaChan, soprano (Ophélie); Domenico Sanfilippo,bass-baritone (Claudius); Erica IrisHuang, mezzo (Gertrude); and others; WilliamShookhoff, piano/conductor. College StreetUnited Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365.A. Concerts in the GTA$20.●●7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Touchthe Earth Lightly. Enns: Ten Thousand Riversof Oil; Gjeilo: Sunrise–SymphonicMass (Toronto premieres). Talisker Players;Edward Moroney, accompanist; RobertCooper, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-530-4428. ;(sr); (st).●●7:30: University Settlement Music andArts School. Faculty Favourites. Classical,jazz and popular music; works by Offenbach,Humperdinck, Mozart, Bach andothers. Guests: Donald Boere, oboe; CherylCampbell, soprano; Beverly Lewis and PaulCrocker, piano; Ivana Popovic, violin; andothers. St. George the Martyr Church,197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243/244.PWYC(suggested: ).●●7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. Vivaldi’sFour Seasons - Summer. Vivaldi: Four Seasons- Summer; Brahms: Eine deutschesRequiem; Dvořák: Serenade. Guests: TapestryChamber Choir & Trinity Festival Chorus.Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 VictoriaSt., Aurora. 905-727-6101. $20; (sr/st).●●8:00: Ambiance Singers. In Concert. Jazzstandards, spirituals, pop, blues and showtunes. Guest: Bill Candy, singer-songwriter;Danny McErlain, conductor. Living Arts Centre,4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . Proceeds to benefit Alpha1 Canada in memory of Anne Harmen.●●8:00: Bell’Arte Singers. A Canadian Perspective.Choral works by Canadian composersWillan, Hatfield, Somers, Sirett andothers. Beach United Church, 140 WinevaAve. 416-841-1916. ; $20(sr/st).●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. CelebratingBrahms. Double Concerto for Violin andCello and Orchestra in A, Op.102; SymphonyNo.1 in c, Op.68. Joyce Lai, violin; Rachel Mercer,cello; Tak-Ng Lai, conductor. Glenn GouldStudio, 250 Front St. W. 1-866-943-8849.;(sr);$20(st).●●8:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. SouthPacific. See May 1; Also May 10(mat)●●8:00: Gallery 345. What Is Now? Performancesby spoken-word artists rooted in thepoetry slam community. Brent Peers, poet;Bill Gilliam, piano; Glen Hall, reeds; AmbrosePottie, percussion; and others. 345 SoraurenAve. 416-822-9781. $20; (st).●●8:00: Georgetown Choral Society. VE Day:70 Years. Songs from the 1940s. Colin Fox,narrator. Georgetown Christian ReformedChurch, 11611 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown.905-877-7795. /$20(adv).●●8:00: Greater Toronto PhilharmonicOrchestra. Finale: All-Canadian Program.Somers: A Little Suite on Canadian FolkSongs; McDougal: Clarinet Concerto; Palmer:A Suite of Latin Dances; Horvat: “Couple diesholding hands” (world premiere). MichaelWestwood, clarinet; John Palmer, conductor.Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave.647-478-6122. ; $20(sr/st).●●8:00: Massey Hall. Jesse Cook: One WorldTour 2015. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. -. 5 VIP tickets.●●8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Oakvilleon Stage. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins.Emily and Meghan Nenniger, violins; CharlenePauls, soprano; Norine Burgess, mezzo;Roberto De Clara, conductor. Oakville Centrefor the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville.905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. ;(sr); (st). Also May 10(mat).●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music of theAmericas: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra.Mambo, salsa and cha-cha-cha. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -.Dancing WILL be encouraged!●●8:00: Tafelmusik. J.S. Bach: The Circleof Creation. See May 6; Also May 10 and12(George Weston Hall); start times vary.●●8:30: Soulpepper. Cabaret Series: Broadsway.Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah and JulieMichels. Young Centre for the PerformingArts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln.416-866-8666. ; $20(st).Sunday May 10●●2:00: Alexander Showcase Theatre.Sweeney Todd. See May 1; AlsoMay 2,3,6,7,8,9,10; start times vary.●●2:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company.Alice in Wonderland. See May 8.●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Bluebeard’sCastle/Erwartung. See May 6; AlsoMay 12,14,16,23; start times vary.●●2:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. SouthPacific. See May 1.●●2:00: Gallery 345. Frühling: Songs ofSpring. R. Strauss: Four Last Songs; worksby Barber and Rachmaninoff. StephanieDiciantis, soprano; Talisa Blackman, piano.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. .●●2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Oakvilleon Stage. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins.Emily and Meghan Nenniger, violins; CharlenePauls, soprano; Norine Burgess, mezzo;Roberto De Clara, conductor. Oakville Centrefor the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville.905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. ;(sr); (st). Also May 9(eve).●●2:00: Scarborough Civic Centre. InConcert. Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra.150 Borough Dr., Scarborough. 416-321-8996. Free.●●3:00: ECHO Women’s Choir. My Mother isthe Ocean Sea. Vaughan(arr. Whitla): Trio’sStone; Hemsworth(arr. Gasser): My Motheris the Ocean Sea; works by Dalglish, Reynolds,Rawlings, Gordon and Lauzon; and otherworks. Guests: Marichka Kudriavtseva andMark Marczyk; Echo Band; Alan Gasser, trombone/conductor;Becca Whitla, conductor.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-779-5554. $20/(adv); (sr/children/underwaged).●●3:30: Tafelmusik. J.S. Bach: The Circle ofCreation. See May 6; Also May 12(GeorgeWeston Hall); start times vary.●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ Recital. Andrew Ager; organ.65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free; donationswelcomed.●●4:00: St. Barnabas Choir. Choral Evensong.St. John the Baptist Norway AnglicanChurch, 470 Woodbine Ave. 416-691-4560.Free.●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers.Music of Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan.Colleen Allen, sax; Tara Davidson, sax;John Maharaj, bass; Adrean Farrugia, piano.1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering.●●7:00: Kir Stefan the Serb Choir. ConcertAmong Frescoes. Works of Slavic sacredmusic, medieval chants and contemporarychoral works. Jasmina Vucurovic, conductor.All Serbian Saints Serbian OrthodoxRobert Cooper, CM, Artistic DirectorEdward Moroney, AccompanistGreg Rainville, Assistant ConductorTickets: ; senior; studentwww.orpheuschoirtoronto.com416 BMO530 Financial 4428 GroupFinancial GroupOrpheus Choir’s season sponsorBMO Financial GroupThis concert supported by a project grantfrom Canada Council for the Ontario government agencyun organisme du gouvernement de l’OntarioTouch the Earth LightlyMay 9, 2015 7:30 p.m.Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale RoadReflect on humanity’s relationship with the Earth through the Torontopremieres of Ten Thousand Rivers of Oil by Canadian composerLeonard Enns, and Sunrise: A Symphonic Mass by therenowned Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. Experiencein sound and images a moving and thought-provokingjourney connecting life with the planet on which we live.With the Talisker Players40 | May 1 - June 7, 2015

Church, 2520 Dixie Rd., Mississauga. 416-512-8219. Free. Blessing of the Slava cake afterthe concert.●●8:00: Arraymusic. Somewhere There.Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019.Cover /PWYC. All ages welcome.●●8:00: Musideum. Jason Wilson & MarcusAli. Jazz. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-599-7323. $20.Monday May 11●●12:15: Music Mondays. Beatriz Boizán,piano. Haydn: Sonata in C, H50; Debussy:Estampes; Ginastera: Danzas Argentina.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC(suggested ).Tuesday May 12●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Chamber Music Series: Enescu Octet. Enescu:Octet for Strings in C Op.7. Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First-come, first-served. Concertgoersare encouraged to arrive early.●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. LunchtimeChamber Music. Alex Dean Big Band.Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 YongeSt. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed.●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ Recital. Andrew Ager; organ.65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free; donationswelcomed.●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Bluebeard’sCastle/Erwartung. See May 6; AlsoMay 14,16,23; start times vary.●●7:30: group of 27. Samuel Banks, bassoon,in recital. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.416-323-1292. PWYC. Complimentary foodprovided by Cheese Magic and Wanda’s Piein the Sky.●●8:00: Somewhere There/Arraymusic.Audiopollination. Improvised music and visuals.Michael Lynn, double bass; John Cresonand Adam Rosen, visual improvisations. ArraySpace, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. PWYC.All ages welcome.●●8:00: Tafelmusik. J.S. Bach: The Circleof Creation. George Weston Recital Hall,5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. -; -(sr); -(under 35). 7:00: Preconcertpublic lecture by Alison Mackay. See May 6.●●8:00: Talisker Players. Heroes, Gods andMortals: encounters with Olympian godsand goddesses, in various guises. Featuringreadings from adaptations of Greek myths,poetry by Keats and Tennyson, excerpts fromLord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Pergolesi:Orfeo; Hovhaness: Hercules; Pearce: commissionedwork (premiere); Plant: Invocation toAphrodite; Turina: Las Musas de Andaluciaheroes,gods &mortalsEncounters with Olympiangods and goddessesMAY 12 & 13, 8:00 PMwww.taliskerplayers.caTalisker Players Music(excerpts); and other works. Carla Huhtanen,soprano; Andrea Ludwig, mezzo; Ross Manson,reader; Talisker Players. Trinity-St. Paul’sCentre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. ;(sr); (st). 7:15: Pre-concert chat. AlsoMay 13.HUMBERCREST UNITEDpresentsOleg Samokhin, pianistCelebrating Tchaikovsky’s175 th Birthday!Tuesday, May 12,●●8:00: Humbercrest United Church. OlegSamokhin, piano. Tchaikovsky: The Seasons;Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op.39;8 Preludes Op.3, Op.23. 16 Baby Point Rd. 416-767-6122. $20; (st).Wednesday May 13●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Simon Walker, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC onthe 13th: Music for a Big Sky. Works by Fung,McIntyre and Murphy. Stephen Runge, piano.20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. $20;(adv).●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Barber ofSeville. See May 2; Also May 15,19,21,22; starttimes vary.●●7:30: Holy Blossom Temple. Klezmer ConservatoryBand. Hankus Netsky, leader.1950 Bathurst St. 416-789-3291 x224. ;(under 19).●●7:30: Junction Trio. Post-IndustrialDebussy! Works by Debussy, Satie and Gray.Guests: Nicolai Tarasov, clarinet; Jef Kearnsand Ron Korb, flutes; Jeff Burke, theremin.St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 GladstoneAve. 416-993-5883. $20 donation or PWYC.Refreshments.●●7:30: Toronto Choral Society. In Concert.Carl Orff: Carmina Burana. Guests: TorQ PercussionQuartet; Anna Bateman, soprano;Benoit Boutet, tenor; Jeffrey Carl, baritone;Geoffrey Butler, conductor; Lawrence Greenand William O’Meara, conductors. EastminsterUnited Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-410-3509. ; $20(adv).●●7:30: Village Voices. Let the Games Begin!A Tribute to the PanAmerican Games. TeQuiero; Baiaio; El Mambi; Climb Every Mountain;To Dream the Impossible Dream; andothers. Joan Andrews, conductor; RobertGraham, piano. Iona Presbyterian Church,1080 Finch Ave. E. 416-494-2442. $20.Refreshments to follow included.●●8:00: Musideum. The Shoeless, SpringConcert. Chamber/folk. Guest: Soozi Schlanger.Suite 133 (main floor), 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-599-7323. -$20.●●8:00: Talisker Players. Heroes, Gods andMortals: encounters with Olympian gods andgoddesses, in various guises. Featuring readingsfrom adaptations of Greek myths, poetryby Keats and Tennyson, excerpts from Lord ofthe Rings and Harry Potter. Pergolesi: Orfeo;Hovhaness: Hercules; Pearce: commissionedwork (premiere); Plant: Invocation toAphrodite; Turina: Las Musas de Andalucia(excerpts); and other works. Carla Huhtanen,soprano; Andrea Ludwig, mezzo; RossManson, reader; Talisker Players. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800.; (sr); (st). 7:15: Pre-concert chat.Also May 12.●●8:00: The Toronto Oratory. In Concert.Charpentier: Magnificat; Campra: NonTimebo; Bach: Ihr Menschen, rühmet GottesLiebe, BWV167; Jesus macht mich geistlichreich; Rigatti: Ave Regina; Buxtehude: Magnificat.Simon Honeyman, alto; Paul Ziade,tenor; Sean Nix, bass; Chris Verrette, EmilyEng, violin; Felix Deak, cello; Philip Fournier,director, harpsichord, organ. The Oratory,Holy Family Church, 1372 King St. W. 416-532-2879. Free.●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Masterwork Series: Orchestre symphoniquede Montréal. Moussa: Nocturne(OSMcommission); Mozart: Piano ConcertoNo.25, K.503; Sibelius: Symphony No.2. PiotrAnderszewski, piano; Kent Nagano, conductor.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.HolyBlossomTEmPlE PRESENTSKlezmer Conservatory BandWednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.The voice of Klezmer and Yiddishmusic for 30 years, led by worldfamous musician Hankus NetskyTickets: adult - student416.789.3291 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ONCelebratingBrahmsJOYCE LAI, violin; RACHEL MERCER, celloTAK NG LAI, conductorDouble Concerto for Violin and CelloSymphony No. 1Saturday May 9, 8PM,Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St.W. Adult Senior $20 StudentCall: TICKET BREAK May 1 - June 7, 2015 | 41

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