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Volume 20 Issue 8 - May 2015

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Festival runs

Festival runs May 27-31.●●7:30: Cantemus Singers. Nymphs & Shepherds.Morley: “Hard by a Crystal Fountain”from The Triumphs of Oriana; Ward: SableNight; Bateson: Merrily My Love and I; Byrd:Mass for Five Voices; Sheppard: Libera Nos;and other works. Michael Erdman, conductor.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 TrinitySq. 416-578-6602. $20; free(under 12). AlsoMay 31(mat).●●7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra.3. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.19 in F and CoronationMass in C; Overture to The Abductionfrom the Seraglio; Vachon-Tweney: Zacatlán.Guests: Cantabile Chamber Singers; NathanKolla, piano; Taras Kowalczuk, music director.St. Luke’s United Church, 353 SherbourneSt. 416-902-7532. $20; (adv); (st);(under 12).●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Mailied:Charles Davidson Sings. From 19th centuryto early Weimar Kabarett. Works by Schubert,Schumann, Weill and others. Ross Inglis,piano. Metropolitan United Church, 56 QueenSt. E. 416-363-0331 x26. $20; (under 19).Inaugural Marg and Jim Norquay CelebrationConcert.●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. Yearof the Dragon. Hosay: Mayan Sports Festival;Sparke: Year of the Dragon; Gorb: YiddishDances. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord SeatonRd., North York. 416-301-5187. ; (st).●●7:30: Westwood Concerts. Nineteenthand Twentieth Century Masters. Beethoven:Trio Op.11; Messiaen: Quartet for the End ofTime. Ilana Waniuk, violin; Erika Nielsen, cello;Michael Westwood, clarinet; Gregory Millar,A. Concerts in the GTApiano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 289-987-4877. $20.●●8:00: Arraymusic. Daniel Carter/WilliamParker Quartet with Federico Ughi and WatsonDennison. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave.416-532-3019. Price TBA.●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra.Subscription Concert No.5: EstonianNational Male Choir. Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus;Brahms: Alto Rhapsody; Tormis: OvertureNo.2; Kapp: Pôhjarannik(Shores of theNorth); Aav: Sôdalaste Koor(Song of the Soldiersfrom the opera The Vikings); Ernesaks:Kôrtsissteen(Tavern Scene from the operaShore of Storms); Eller: Koit(Dawn/symphonicpoem); Videvikk(Twilight); Eller: Merel(At Sea); Pärt: Da Pacem Domini(Canadianpremiere); other works. Norman Reintamm& Mikk Üleoja, conductors; guests: EstonianNational Male Choir; Toronto Estonian MaleChoir; Christina Campbell, mezzo. P.C. HoTheatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of GreaterToronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough.416-879-5566. -; -(sr/st).●●8:00: Gallery 345. Trio McMaster. Schubert:Piano Trio No.1 in B-flat; Beethoven:“Ghost” Trio Op.70 No.1, Fauré: Piano TrioOp.120; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.2 Op.66.Sonia Vizante, violin; Rebecca Morton, cello;Shoshana Telner, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave.416-822-9781. $20; (st).●●8:00: Gordon Murray Presents. PianoSoirée: Works arranged by G. Murray. Gershwin:I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy); Kern:Just the Way You Look Tonight (from SwingTime); Novello: Waltz of My Heart (from TheDancing Years); Coward: I’ll See You Again(from Bitter Sweet); and other works. GordonMurray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s UnitedChurch, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. ;(st).●●8:00: Harmony Singers. The Best of Times- A celebration of our 50th anniversary withour favourite songs. Guests: award winnersfrom Etobicoke School of the Arts; HarveyPatterson, conductor; Bruce Harvey, piano.Martin Grove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd.,Etobicoke. 416-239-5821. $20; (sr/st);free(under 10). Also May 29.●●8:00: Musideum. Coleman Tinsley. Musicby Ellington, Strayhorn. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-419-2248. $20.●●8:00: newchoir. The Art of Rock. ScottPietrangelo, conductor; guest: Sarah Slean.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’sCoronation Anthems. Also May 27, 28,29, 31(mat).●●8:00: Tudor Consort. Sumer is icumen in.Gibbons: O Clap Your Hands; Monteverdi:Beatus Vir; Wilbye: Draw on Sweet Night;Byrd: Nunc Dimittis (from The Great Service);Sheppard: Libera nos; and other works.Leaskdale Church, 11850 Durham RegionalRd. 1, Leaskdale. 705-357-2459. By donation.Benefits the Lucy Maude Montgomery Societyof Ontario.●●8:30: Soulpepper. Cabaret Series: Furtive& Furvent: A Stray Dog Salon. ColleenAllen, sax; Anne Michaels, poet/novelist; DavidGray, guitar/composer; David Sereda, singer/songwriter. Young Centre for the PerformingArts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln.416-866-8666. ; $20(st).Sunday May 31●●12:30: SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.NFB SINGs! National Film Board shorts withlive a cappella accompaniment. The DistilleryHistoric District, Studio 316, 9 Trinity St.416-645-9090 or 1-888-665-9090. (Sator Sun); (weekend); included with festivalwristband. Festival runs May 27-31.●●1:00: SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.The SINGing Community. Community andprofessional a cappella groups. The DistilleryHistoric District, 55 Mill St. 416-645-9090.Free. Trinity Square outdoor stage and popupperformances. Festival runs May 27-31.●●2:00: Arraymusic/Toronto ImprovisersOrchestra. In Concert. World premieres ofelectronic works. Eugene Martynec, conductor/laptop.Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave.416-532-3019. PWYC.●●2:00: Scarborough Civic Centre. In Concert.Sentimental Swing Band. 150 BoroughDr., Scarborough. 416-485-2056. Free.●●2:30: Toronto Early Music Centre. MusicallySpeaking. Works by Grandi, Sances andothers. Bud Roach, baroque guitar. St. David’sAnglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. 416-464-7610. PWYC.●●3:00: Cantemus Singers. Nymphs & Shepherds.Morley: “Hard by a Crystal Fountain”from The Triumphs of Oriana; Ward: SableNight; Bateson: Merrily My Love and I; Byrd:Mass for Five Voices; Sheppard: Libera Nos;and other works. Michael Erdman, conductor.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 TrinitySq. 416-578-6602. $20; free(under 12). AlsoMay 30(eve).Toronto’s first rock choirpresents:With special guest: Sarah Slean.MAY 30 TH 8PMKOERNER HALL273 BLOOR STREET WEST, TORONTOTicketsfrom: www.newchoir.caArtistic Director:Scott Pietrangelo50 | May 1 - June 7, 2015

an Ontario government agencyun organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Con Brio. Mahler:Symphony No.1 in E; Elgar: Cello Concerto;J. Estacio: Brio, Toccata and Fantasyfor Orchestra. Winona Zelenka, cello; KevinMallon, conductor. George Weston RecitalHall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ;(sr); (child and OTOpus). 2:15: Pre-concertchat.●●3:00: SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.Women of A Cappella. Eclectic allfemaleconcert. The Kongero; The O’Pears;Alissa Vox Raw; Saina. The Distillery HistoricDistrict, Studio 316, 9 Trinity St. 416-645-9090 or 1-888-665-9090. (Sat or Sun);(weekend); included with festival wristband.Festival runs May 27-31.●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’sCoronation Anthems. Also May 27-30.●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ Recital. David Briggs; organ.65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free; donationswelcomed.●●4:00: Columbus Concert Band. The BestOf. Classical, Broadway, Dixieland and jazz.Kira Braun, soprano; Livio Leonardelli andAnnamaria Mazzaferro, conductors. De LaSalle College Auditorium, 131 Farnham Ave.416-859-1402. $20.●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. JazzVespers: Robi Botos Quartet. 25 St. PhillipsRd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewilloffering.●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. Haydn’sCreation. Lesley Bouza, Christopher Mayelland Bruce Kelly; Talisker Players Orchestra;Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Christ ChurchDeer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-443-1490. ;(sr/st). Wheelchair-accessible.●●4:45: SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.Love Songs. One-woman opera by KristinHoffman. The Distillery Historic District, Studio316, 9 Trinity St. 416-645-9090 or 1-888-665-9090. (Sat or Sun); (weekend);included with festival wristband. Festival runsMay 27-31.●●7:00: Small World Music 13th AnnualAsian Music Series. Fanna-Fi-Allah: A tributeto Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - the King ofQawwali. Fanna-Fi-Allah (Tahir Faridi Qawwal,Aminah Chishti Qawwal, Laali Qalandar,Jahangir Baba, Salim Chisti and Ali Shan). LivingArts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga.905-306-6000. -.●●7:30: SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.Rajaton Finnish Ensemble. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-645-9090 or 1-888-665-9090. (Sat or Sun);(weekend); included with festival wristband.Festival runs May 27-31.●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Simple Gifts.Works by Casals, Copland, Debussy, Kodályand Lauridsen. Our Lady Of Sorrows CatholicChurch, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-761-7776.$20-.●●8:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. 10thAnnual Lulaworld Music and Culture Festival:The Lombard Twins Argentinian DanceDuo. Martin and Facundo Lombard; Ron Davis’Symphronica. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St.W. 416-588-0307. ; $20(adv). 7:00: doorsopen.●●8:00: Musideum. Brownman [plus] 1. Jazz.Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W.416-419-2248. $20.●●8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. The Lessonof Da Ji in Concert. Marion Newman; AlexDobson; Vania Chan, soprano; Ben Covey;Charlotte Corwin; orchestra of Baroque andChinese instruments; Larry Beckwith, conductor.Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-410-4561. .Monday June 1●●12:15: Music Mondays. Luke Welch, piano.Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15; Morawetz:Scherzo; Schubert: Sonata in a D784. Churchof the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521x223. PWYC(suggested ).●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto SymphonyOrchestra. From Trio to Tango.Beethoven: Serenade; Piazzolla: Histoire duTango; Shinohara: Kassouga; Caliendo: Sincerita;Fauré: Après un rêve; and works byDebussy and Golijov. Csaba Koczó, violin;Theresa Rudolph, viola; Kathleen Rudolph:flute; John Rudolph, percussion. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-282-6636.$20; (sr/st).Tuesday June 2●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Chamber Music Series: In Praise of Women- Music for Violin and Piano. Works for violinand piano by Schmidt, Farrenc, Schumann,Jacquet de la Guerre and others.Véronique Mathieu, violin; Stephanie Chua,piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts,Join us for the final show of ourSeasonCON BRIO!May 31, 2015 | 3pmw/ guest artist Winona Zelenka, celloFeaturing J. Estacio’s Brio Tocatta and Fantasy forOrchestra, G. Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 andE. Elgar’s Cello Concerto.George Weston Recital HallToronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.Pre-concert chats at 2:15. Single Tickets available at, 1-855-985-2787Subscriptions at 416-733-0545.Kevin Mallon, Musical DirectorSubscribe Today!Earlybird Subscription Discountuntil July 3rd, 2015October 18, 2015The Russian ConnectionDecember 6, 2015The Music of YouthMarch 6, 2016Shamrocks at the SymphonyApril 24, 2016Viva ItaliaJune 19, 2016Music of the CzechsSeasonTORONTO CLASSICALSINGERSpresentsFranz Joseph HaydnTHECREATIONSoloists:Lesley Bouza, sopranoChristopher Mayell, tenorBruce Kelly, baritoneThe Talisker Players OrchestraJurgen Petrenko, conductorSunday May 31, 2015 at 4 pmChrist Church Deer Park1570 Yonge Street, at Heath St. W.www.torontoclassicalsingers.caTickets Adult; Senior/ May 1 - June 7, 2015 | 51

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