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Volume 20 Issue 8 - May 2015

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416-598-3375. –5.●●9:00: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wed ConcertSeries. Dave Young, bass; Reg Schwager, guitar.681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. Cover. Also at 10:15.Thursday May 14●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Chamber Music Series: Folk Impressions.Works by Bax, Bartók and Ravel. Guest: LoriGemmell, harp. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.First-come, first-served. Concertgoers areencouraged to arrive early.●●12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Noonat Met: Richard Spotts, Organ. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331x26. Free.●●2:00: Miles Nadal JCC/Jewish MusicWeek. Jewish Music Week in Toronto AfternoonTunes: Celebrating Israel in Song. TiborKovari and Kati Kovari, cantors. Miles NadalJCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. Free.●●6:30: Briton House. Spring Serenade.Works by Fauré and Bridge. Jacques Israelievitch,viola; Stephen Cera, piano. BritonHouse Recital Hall, 720 Mount Pleasant Rd.416-487-3392. Free.●●7:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Dérangé:The Party. Works by Chris Mayo, ShawnJaeger, Anna Webber and Michael Davidson.Nico Dann, drums; Daniel Fortin, bass;David French, sax; Daniel Lalonde, bass; IlanaZarankin, soprano; Boris Zarankin, piano;Alex Samaras, host & singer. Music Gallery,197 John St. 416-466-1870. (1 refreshmentA. Concerts in the GTAincluded); (st/arts workers). Reception6:30.●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Bluebeard’sCastle/Erwartung. See May 6; AlsoMay 16,23; start times vary.Dreaming of the Eastin Dance & MusicMay 14 & 15TORONTOMASQUETHEATRE●●8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. LesIndes Mécaniques and The Anahtar Project.Rameau. Andrew Downing, conductor.Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre,235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. $20–. Also May 15.Friday May 15●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. NoontimeRecital: Leonard Gilbert, piano. St. Andrew’sChurch, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231.Free.●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.Featuring classics, opera, operetta,musicals, ragtime, pop, international andother genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly.●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Barberof Seville. See May 2; Also May 19,21,22; starttimes vary.●●7:30: Opera by Request. Verdi: Luisa Miller.Naomi Eberhard, soprano (Luisa); JohnConlon, baritone (Miller); Paul Williamson,tenor (Rodolfo); Andrew Tees, baritone (Walter);and others; William Shookhoff, piano/conductor. College Street United Church,452 College St. 416-455-2365. $20.●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. WhatMakes It Great? Schubert: Symphony No.8“Unfinished”. Rob Kapilow, conductor. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375.–.●●8:00: Musideum. Game. Set. Trap. Jazz.Donny Milwalkee, drumset/bandleader; DarrylJoseph-Dennie, piano and keys; StaceyShopsowitz, upright bass; guests: BrownmanAli, Tara Kannangara, trumpet; Kyle Woodard,alto sax; Virginia Frigault-MacDonald,clarinet; and others. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. String Concerts:James Ehnes, Violin and Andrew Armstrong,Piano. Louie: Beyond Time (Torontopremiere); and works by Debussy, Bach andElgar. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -.●●8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. LesIndes Mécaniques and The Anahtar Project.Rameau. Andrew Downing, conductor.Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre,235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. $20–. Also May 14.●●8:30: Hugh’s Room. Tower of Song FolkDuo. Leonard Cohen tribute. Hugh’s Room,2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604. $20;(adv).Saturday May 16●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Bluebeard’sCastle/Erwartung. See May 6; AlsoMay 23(eve).●●7:00: coexisDance with Arraymusic. InConcert. Dance improvisation. Array Space,155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. .●●7:30: Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor. IdomeneoIn Concert. Mozart. Ryan Harper,tenor(Idomeneo); Amanda Cogan,soprano(Ilia); Whitney O’Hearn,mezzo(Idamante); Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor, soprano(Elettra); Ryan Downey,tenor(Arbace); Anna Theodosakis, stagedirector; Ivan Jovanovic, conductor. St.Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 BloorSt E. 647-628-4936. $20; (st).●●7:30: Toronto Tabla Ensemble. IntimateConcert Series. Youth Ensemble. PalmerstonLibrary Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave. 1-888-958-2252. $20; (sr/st/members).●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Alan Rhodywith Vezi. St. Nicholas Anglican Church,1512 Kingston Rd. 416-264-2235. ;(adv).●●8:00: Ensemble Polaris/Baroque MusicBeside the Grange. The Distance Between:Music and Short Films. Films by Liz Gibson-DeGroote, Alicia Harris, Pierre Tremblay,Gerda Cammaer, Gabriele Grotto and others;music by Ensemble Polaris and Andrea Cera.Marco Cera, guitar/mandolin/banjo; KirkElliott, violin/accordion/small pipes/balalaika/mandolin/banjo/jawharp; MargaretGay, cello; Katherine Hill, nyckelharpa/vocals;Alison Melville, traverso/recorders/seljefløyte/keyboard;and others. Innis Town Hall,2 Sussex Ave. 416-588-4301. /(adv);$20(sr/st)/(adv); (child)/(adv).●●8:00: Gallery 345. David BuchbinderEnsemble. David Buchbinder, trumpet/fluegelhorn;Dave Resivo, piano; Michael Herring,bass; Ernesto Cervini, drums; and others.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; (st).●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Elgar’sCello Concerto. Mendelssohn: HebridesOverture Op.26; Elgar: Concerto for celloand orchestra in e Op.85; Schumann: SymphonyNo.4 in d Op.120. Jun Kyu Park, cello;Alexa Petrenko, host; Kristian Alexander, conductor.Flato Markham Theatre, 171 TownCentre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469.-.●●8:00: Music Gallery. Pedram Khavarzaminiand Shawn Mativetsky. Pedram Khavarzamini,tombak; Shawn Mativetsky, tabla;Araz Salek; and others. St. George the MartyrChurch, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ;$20(adv); (st/mem). 7:00: doors open.●●8:00: XIA Quartet. Toronto Debut. Haydn:String Quartet Op.33 No.5 “How do you do?”;Bartók: String Quartet No.2, Op.17; Beethoven:String Quartet Op.59 No.1 “Razumovsky”. XIAQuartet: Robert Uchida, violin; Shane Kim,violin; Theresa Rudolph; viola; Joseph Johnson,cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.416-922-3618. $20; (st).●●8:30: Soulpepper. Cabaret Series: Autorickshaw- Under the Hood. Young Centrefor the Performing Arts, Distillery District,50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. ;$20(st).Sunday May 17●●1:00: Arraymusic. Array/Evergreen ClubCommunity Gamelan Meet-up. Array Space,155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. Free.●●2:00: Shevchenko Musical Ensemble.Songs of War and Peace: Marking the 70th42 | May 1 - June 7, 2015

Anniversary of the End of World War II. HassanAnami, tenor; Adele Kozak, soprano; IraErokhina, domra; Toronto Mandolin Orchestra;Alexander Veprinsky, conductor and artisticdirector. St. Michael’s College School,1515 Bathurst St. 416-533-2725. ; (st).●●3:00: Musideum. Sarah Teitel. Singer/songwriter/poet. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20.●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ Recital. Andrew Ager; organ.65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free; donationswelcomed.●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. JazzVespers: Joe Sealy and Paul Novotny. 25 St.Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewilloffering.●●4:30: Trio Arkel. Fate and Desire. Worksby Berkeley, Britten, Mozart and Dohnányi.Guest: Sarah Jeffrey, oboe. Church of theHoly Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-409-6824. ;(st).●●7:00: Maestro Music Presents. Alan Hobbins,Piano. Works by Bach: Toccata in G;Schumann: Symphonic Etudes; Chopin: Polonaises,Opp. 53 & 61; Liszt: Mephisto Waltz;Widmung; Verdi: Ah, Si ben mio; Lehár: Deinist mein ganzes Herz. Guest: Colin Yip, tenor.Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town CentreBlvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. . Benefitfor the Markham Stouffville HospitalFoundation.●●7:00: Small World Music/Raag-MalaMusic Society of Toronto. 13th Annual AsianMusic Series: A New Generation of Sitarand Tabla Masters. Niladri Kumar, sitar; AdityaKalyanpur, tabla. Glenn Gould Studio,250 Front St. W. 416-536-5439. -.6:30: doors open.●●8:00: Musideum. Sharada K. Eswar.Singer/storyteller. Also featuring CathyNosaty, Rosary Spence and Patty Chan. Suite133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20.Sun. May 17 | Jeanne Lamon Hallmichel GONNEVILLEthe BELGIANCONNECTIONhenri POUSSEURand more…●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Michel Gonnevilleand the Belgian Connection. Pousseur:Vues sur les jardins interdits (arr. Gonneville);Sur le Qui-Vive (movement 3); Gonneville:Henricare’s Flight; Bartholomée: Chantde route “À la mémoire de Henri Pousseur”;and other works. Éthel Guéret, soprano; NewMusic Concerts Ensemble; Robert Aitken,conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, JeanneLamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-961-9594.; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15: Preconcertchat.Monday May 18●●12:15: Music Mondays. Lark Quartet. Mozart:Flute Quartet in D, K285; Piazzolla: ThreeQuartets: Oblivion, Escualo, and Libertango.Les Allt, flute; Aaron Schwebel, violin; KeithHamm, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello. Church ofthe Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521x223. PWYC(suggested ).●●8:00: Arraymusic/Martin Arnold. MartinArnold Curated Concert. Array Space,155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. PWYC.Tuesday May 19●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: Songs and Dances of Death.Mussorgsky. Ekaterina Gubanova, mezzo;Rachel Andrist, piano. 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. Jialiang Zhu, piano.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. Barberof Seville. See May 2; Also May 21,22; starttimes vary.●●8:00: Soundstreams. An Evening withJean-Baptiste Barrière. Works by Barrièreand Saariaho. Live musicians, interactiveelectronic music and video. Alliance Françaisede Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-504-1282. $20. Discussion with the composerfollows.Wednesday May 20●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: Les Adieux. Special farewellconcert of favourite arias and duets. Graduatingartists of the COC Ensemble Studio.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome,first-served. Concertgoers are encouragedto arrive early.●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Andrew Adair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.●●3:30: ORGANIX 15. In Concert. RomanPerucki, organ; Maria Perucka, violin. St.Clement’s Anglican, 70 St. Clements Ave.416-769-3893. ;$20(sr);(undergradstudents).●●7:30: ORGANIX 15. In Concert. See 3:30pmlisting for details.●●7:30: Toronto Choristers. Annual SpringConcert. Ralph Peters, conductor. SirJohn A. MacDonald Collegiate Institute,2300 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-331-8097. .●●8:00: Fort York National Historic Site.Sound of Dragon Music Festival on Tour. LanTung: Chinese Banquet (Toronto premiere);Oliver: Eagle Flies to Mountain (Toronto premiere)and other works. Ensemble of playersfrom Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestraand Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestraof Taiwan; Wen Zhao, pipa; Chih-ShengChen, conductor. Fort York National HistoricSite, Blue Barracks, 250 Fort York Blvd. 416-392-6907. Free. Also May 21 (Small WorldMusic Centre), 22 (Flato Markham Theatre),23 (Aeolian Hall, London), 24 (Huether Hotel,Waterloo).●●8:00: Mezzetta Restaurant. WednesdayConcert Series. Flamenco Show. Dino Toledo,guitar; Fernando Gallego, vocals. 681 St. ClairAve. W. 416-658-5687. Cover .●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. 21C Music Festival:Off the Score. S. Copeland: Birds of Prey;Coincidence or Convergence? (world premiere);Prokofiev: Finale from Piano SonataNo.7 in b-flat Op.83 “Stalingrad”; Schoenfield:Who Let the Cat Out Last Night?; Garson: Jazz“Paganini” Variations; Stravinsky: Suite fromRite of Spring (arr. J.K. Parker); and otherworks. Stewart Copeland, drums; Jon KimuraParker, piano; Yoon Kwon, violin; MarlonMartinez, bass; Judd Miller, electronic valveinstrument. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.416-408-0208. 6(festival pass); -.Post-concert talk. Festival runs May 20-24.Thursday May 21●●12:00 noon: Against The Grain Theatre.Preview: Death & Desire. Schubert: Dieschöne Müllerin; Olivier Messiaen: Harawi.Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Stephen Hegedus,bass-baritone; Topher Mokrzewski, piano;Joel Ivany, stage director. Richard BradshawMaestro Music PresentsALAN HOBBINS IN CONCERTwith guest artist COLIN YIP, TENORSunday May 17, 7pmA Benefit for the Markham StouffvilleHospital FoundationFlato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts171 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham (Highway 7 & Warden)Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Runs Jun 2,3,4,5 (Neubacher ShorContemporary, eve).●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: Harawi (Songs of Love andDeath). Messiaen. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo;Christopher Mokrzewski, piano. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.416-363-8231. Free. First-come, first-served.Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early.●●12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Noonat Met: Duo Calixa, Guitar and Flute. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.●●2:00: Orchardviewers. Thursday AfternoonProgram Series. Kathleen Penny, piano.Northern District Public Library, Room 224,40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free.Room 224.●●7:00: North York Central Library. TheMusic of China, Brilliant and Accessible.Traditional and regional selections, contemporary,and Western music. Pingxin Xu, dulcimer;Xiaoyun Miao, pipa. North York CentralLibrary Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. 416-395-5639. Free.●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Barberof Seville. See May 2; Also May 22; starttimes vary.●●7:30: Milton Youth Theatre Productions.Doctor Dolittle Jr. A New Musical. Milton Centrefor the Arts, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. 905-875-7674. $20; (sr/st); (under 12). • Box Office 905.305.7469 • May 1 - June 7, 2015 | 43

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