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Volume 20 Issue 8 - May 2015

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145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome,first-served. Concertgoers are encouragedto arrive early.●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. LunchtimeChamber Music. Christopher James,flute; Aaron James, piano. Yorkminster ParkBaptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298.Free; donations welcomed.●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ Recital. David Briggs; organ.65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free; donationswelcomed.●●7:30: Univox Choir. Creo Animam. Multimediaconcert with works by Whitacre, Powelland Hogan. Ryan Kelln, curator; DallasBergen, conductor. Ada Slaight Hall, DanielsSpectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 647-678-0859.PWYC ($20 suggested).●●8:00: Against The Grain Theatre. Death& Desire. Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin;Messiaen: Harawi. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo;Stephen Hegedus, bass-baritone; TopherMokrzewski, piano; Joel Ivany, stage director.Source: Harley 978 f.11v.Sumer isIcumena youthful celebrationof early musicThe Choirs ofVIVA! Youth Singers of Torontowith Guest Artistsfrom Toronto ConsortSATURDAYJUNE 6 Th 20156:30 PMTrinity St. Paul’s Centre427 Bloor Street West(at Spadina)Tickets at the door – $20 adults seniors, studentsAudition for VIVA! on June 13 th 2015☛ info@vivayouthsingers.coman Ontario government agencyun organisme du gouvernement de l’OntarioA. Concerts in the GTANeubacher Shor Contemporary, 5 BrockAve. 416-546-3683. –. PreviewMay 21(Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,noon). Also Jun 3,4,5.●●8:00: Arraymusic. Array Session #32.An evening of improvisation. Array Space,155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. PWYC.●●8:00: Resa’s Pieces String Ensemble. 5thGala Concert. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro;Led Zeppelin: Kashmir; Jenkins: Palladio(Mvt.1); Reznicow: Jubilant Overture; Badelt:Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of theBlack Pearl; and other works. Guests: Resa’sPieces Symphony Orchestra; Ian Medley, conductor.Lawrence Park Community Church,2180 Bayview Ave. 416-765-1818. $20.Wednesday June 3●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Jazz Series: Instruments Are for Surgeons.Cadence a cappella vocal ensemble. 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.●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.John Palmer, CSV, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.●●8:00: Against The Grain Theatre. Death &Desire. See Jun 2; Also Jun 4,5.●●8:00: Humber Valley United Church. Let ItShine. Gospel. Joni Henson, soprano; ValerieMero-Smith, mezzo; Alan Reid, tenor; SungChung, baritone; Zoran Mrkovic, percussion;and others. 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-937-8576 or 416-239-5427. ; free(12 andunder).●●8:00: MNjcc Community Choir. Feel TheChoir Spirit! Harriet Wichin, conductor. AlGreen Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. . Also Jun 4.●●8:00: Musideum. Brian Katz, guitar. Jazz,classical, world. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-419-2248. $20.JubilatesingersSoundscapesraminshChatmanparanjotipiazzollas C haFErrobinovitC hWorld Premiere:b E llavitiSaturday June 6, 7:30 pmst. simon-the-apostle Churchjubilatesingers.caThursday June 4●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic ConcertBand. In Concert: Classics and Jazz. JohnEdward Liddle, conductor. Wilmar HeightsCentre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough.416-346-3910. . Includes coffee andsnack.●●12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Noonat Met: Sarah Svendsen, Organ. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.All American. Adams: Short Ride ina Fast Machine; Barber: Symphony No.1;Previn: Double Concerto for Violin andVioloncello(Canadian premiere/TSO co-commission);Gershwin: An American in Paris.Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello;Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. –5.Also Jun 6(eve), 7(George Weston RecitalHall, mat).●●8:00: Against The Grain Theatre. Death &Desire. See Jun 2; Also Jun 5.●●8:00: MNjcc Community Choir. Feel TheChoir Spirit! Harriet Wichin, conductor. AlGreen Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. . Also Jun 3.●●8:00: Musideum. Gerri Trimble, jazzvocalist. Jazz. With Kevin Barrett, guitar;George Koller, bass. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-419-2248. .Friday June 5●●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: ORGANIX 15. In Concert. AaronTan, organ. St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church,1541 Oakhill Dr., Oakville. 416-769-3893. ;$20(sr); (undergrad).●●8:00: Against The Grain Theatre. Death &Desire. See Jun 2.Saturday June 6●●8:00: Musideum. East Meets West. World/chamber. Shahriyar Jamshidi, kamanche;Raphael Weinroth-Browne, cello. Suite 133(main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-419-2248. $20; (st).●●3:00: Singing Out. Showstopper: Tribute toBroadway. Highlights from Broadway musicals.Jody Malone, conductor, Beth Hanson,piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W.416-205-5551. ; $20(st); (child). Also7:30.●●6:30: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto.Sumer Is Icumen. Guests: Toronto Consort.Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-788-8482. $20; (sr/st).●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Songs ofHope, Songs of Inspiration. Halley: FreedomTrilogy; Barber: Sure on This Shining Night;Thompson: Choose Something Like a Star;Berlin: Blue Skies; and other works. HenryRenglich, conductor; Carl Steinhauser, piano.Humber Valley United Church, 76 AngleseyBlvd., Etobicoke. 416-769-9271. .●●7:30: Grand River Chorus. Concert 4: All-A-Sea. W. Ross McDonald School Auditorium, .519-841-9708. ; (child).●●7:30: Jubilate Singers. Soundscapes. Worksby Raminsh, Chatman, Paranjoti, Piazzolla,Schafer, Robinovitch and Bellaviti. St. Simonthe-ApostleAnglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E.416-485-1988. ; $20(sr); (st).●●7:30: Ontario Cross-Cultural Music SocietyYouth Symphony Orchestra. The CircusAct: OCMS-YSO 16th Annual Concert. Tchaikovsky:Swan Lake Suite; Beethoven: SymphonyNo.1; Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2;Debussy: Clair de lune; Rosas: Sobre las Olas;and other works. Samantha Chang and BrianTruong, conductors; Harp Sinfonia (AndrewChan, conductor). Milliken Wesleyan MethodistChurch, 3 Clayton Dr., Markham. 416-293-1302. .●●7:30: Singing Out. Showstopper: Tributeto Broadway. Highlights from Broadwaymusicals. Jody Malone, conductor, Beth Hanson,piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St.W. 416-205-5551. ; $20(st); (child).Also 3:00.●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. AllAmerican. Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine;Barber: Symphony No.1; Previn: Double Concertofor Violin and Violoncello(Canadian premiere/TSOco-commission); Gershwin: AnAmerican in Paris. Jaime Laredo, violin; SharonRobinson, cello; Peter Oundjian, conductor. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375.–5. Also Jun 4(mat), 7(George WestonRecital Hall, mat).●●8:00: I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble. AllAbout Me. Works by Handel, Tartini, BermudoI FURIOSIBaroque EnsembleALL ABOUTME MESaturdayJune 6, 8pmWITH GUESTS:Rufus Müller, tenorJames Johnstone, organwww.ifuriosi.comALL ABOUT52 | May 1 - June 7, 2015

and others. Guests: Rufus Müller, tenor;James Johnstone, organ. Calvin PresbyterianChurch, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-536-2943. $20;(sr/st).●●8:00: Musideum. Dorothy Stone. Classical/crossover.Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-419-2248. $20.●●8:00: North York Concert Orchestra. InConcert. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture;Wagner: Der Engel and Träume from WesendonckLieder; Fauré: Sicilienne from Pelléaset Mélisande; Mozart: Oh smania! Oh furie!from Idomeneo; Ivanovici: Anniversary Waltz“Waves of the Danube”; Dvořák: SymphonyNo. 9 “New World”. Rafael Luz, guest conductor;Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor, soprano.Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., NorthYork. 416-628-9195. ; $20(sr); (st).●●8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. BrotherSun, Sister Moon. Lauridsen: Nocturnes;Willan: Magnificat; Nunc Dimittis. John Stephenson,piano; Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor.Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields,151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. $20; (sr/st).Sunday June 7●●2:00: Off Centre Music Salon. 20th AnniversaryGala. Isabel Bayrakdarian, RussellBraun, Krisztina Szabo, Nathalie Paulin,Norine Burgess and others; David Goldbloom,Master of Ceremonies. Glenn Gould Studio,250 Front St. W. 416-466-1870. ; (sr);(13-25); (under 13). Includes champagnereception.●●2:00: Scarborough Civic Centre. In Concert.Juan Tomas Show Band. 150 BoroughDr., Scarborough. 416-485-2056. Free.●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.All American. Adams: Short Ride ina Fast Machine; Barber: Symphony No.1;Previn: Double Concerto for Violin andVioloncello(Canadian premiere/TSO co-commission);Gershwin: An American in Paris.Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello;Peter Oundjian, conductor. George WestonRecital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-598-3375.–5. Also Jun 4, 6(Roy Thomson Hall,mat and eve).●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ Recital. Simon Walker; organ.65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free; donationswelcomed.●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene.Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ.477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free.●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. ClassicalGas. Choral Evensong followed by Williams:Classical Gas; Renaissance dancetunes; Hollywood classics; and other works.Doug Hibovski, guitar. 360 Windermere Ave.416-769-5686. Donations appreciated.●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. CanadianJazz Quartet. Frank Wright, vibes; Ted Quinlan,guitar; Pat Collins; bass; Don Vickery,drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewilloffering.●●5:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus ChamberChoir. On Wings of Song. Tour send-offconcert and reception. Works by Russian,Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Canadian composers.Michel Ross, piano; Elise Bradley andMatthew Otto, conductors. Calvin PresbyterianChurch, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-932-8666x231. ; $20(sr/st); (child 5-12).●●8:00: Musideum. Jocelyn Barth. Classical/crossover. with Dave Restivo and GeorgeKoller. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-419-2248. $20.B. Concerts Beyond the GTAIN THIS ISSUE: Alliston, Barrie, Brantford, Cambridge, Campbellford,Cobourg, Dundas, Exeter, Guelph, Haliburton, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener,Lindsay, London, Midland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orangeville, Orillia,Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines, Vineland, Waterloo and Woodstock.Friday May 1●●7:00: Three Cathedrals Choral Festival.Friday Pub Night. Reminiscences from Canadiancomposer, organist and teacher BarrieCabena. Festival Jazz Trio: Liam Isaac, vocals;Angus Sinclair, keyboard; Brian McHugh,percussion; Steve Clark, bass. St. Paul’sCathedral, 472 Richmond St., London. 519-630-1609. .●●7:30: Kawartha Concerts. Bravo: PianoCaméléons - Two Pianos, Classical Music/Jazz Colours. Matt Herskowitz and JohnRoney, pianos. Trinity United Church (Peterborough),360 Reid St., Peterborough. 705-878-5625. ; (adv); (st). Also May 2(Lindsay).●●7:30: Oxford Winds Community ConcertBand. Celebrating Heroes. Knox PresbyterianChurch (Woodstock), 59 Riddell St., Woodstock.519-537-2962. ; (adv).Saturday May 2●●7:30: Barrie Concerts. Pianofest. Four outstandingsolo pianists on the 9-foot ShigeruKawai concert grand piano. Hi-Way PentecostalChurch, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; (st); free with 2015/16 BarrieConcerts or Georgian Music subscriptions.●●7:30: Cellar Singers. Gilbert and Sullivan:The Pirates of Penzance. Blair Bailey, piano;Mitchell Pady, conductor. St. Paul’s UnitedChurch (Orillia), 62 Peter St. N., Orillia. 705-817-7664. ; (st).●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. Rhythm and Light:Choral Delights with a Twist. Miškinis: LightMass; and other works. Chorus NiagaraChildren’s Choir; John Sherwood Jazz Trio;TiannaH. Calvary Church, 89 Scott St., St.Catharines. 1-866-617-3257 or 905-688-5550 x3257. ; (sr); (st); (under30). 6:45: pre-concert chat.●●7:30: Dufferin Concert Singers and TheNew Tecumseth Singers. “We Believe inSpringtime”. John Wervers, conductor.Covenant Alliance Church, 3 Zina St., Orangeville.519-925-6149. ; free(under 16).●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. In Concert.Guests: Mark Haimes & Tom Leighton. St.Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 47 Owen St.,Barrie. 905-294-4736. .●●7:30: Haliburton Concert Series. GryphonTrio. Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; RomanBorys, cello; Jamie Parker, piano. HaliburtonHighlands Secondary School, 5358 CountyRd. 21, Haliburton. 705-457-3272. for3-concert series.●●7:30: Kawartha Concerts. Ovation: PianoCaméléons - Two Pianos, Classical Music/Jazz Colours. Matt Herskowitz and JohnRoney, pianos. Glenn Crombie Theatre, FlemingCollege, 200 Albert St. S., Lindsay. 705-878-5625. ; (adv); (st). Also May 1(Peterborough).●●7:30: Northumberland Orchestra. In Concert.Quilter: Where the Rainbow Ends; Tanner:Pocket Symphony; Rimsky-Korsakov:Russian Easter Overture; Duruflé: Requiem.Jessica Lloyd, mezzo; Father Paul Massel,baritone. Trinity United Church, 284 DivisionSt., Cobourg. 905-376-3021. and up.●●7:30: Serenata Choir. In Concert. GaryHeard, conductor. Guest: Allan Pulker, flute.St. Paul’s United Church (Midland), 308 KingSt., Midland. 705-526-6800. $20; (st).●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Sofya Gulyak, Piano. Wagner-Liszt:Pilgrims’ Chorus; Liebestod (Isolde’s Deathfrom Tristan und Isolde); Liszt: Chasse-neige;J. Coulthard: Sonata No.2; Mussorgsky: Picturesat an Exhibition. KWCMS Music Room,57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.; (sr); $20(st).Sunday May 3●●2:30: Mohawk College Community Choir.Love and Revenge on Broadway. Music fromLittle Shop of Horrors, Oklahoma, SweeneyTodd, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W.,Dundas. 905-526-7938. ; $20(sr/st).●●3:00: La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra. SonicBloom. Copland: Hoe-Down; Nunez: Tejas;Mangione: Children of Sanchez; works byDvořák , Sibelius, and Gershwin. MichaelLyons, music director; Laurie Mitchell, directorof strings. Port Hope United Church,34 South St., Port Hope. 1-866-460-5596.$20; (st).●●3:00: Melos Choir and Period InstrumentEnsemble. I Maestri di Venezia: Italian Musicfrom the 15th to 17th Centuries. Works by Willaert,Guami, Gabrieli, Monteverdi and others.Guest: Michael Leopold, lute and theorbo. St.George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E.,Kingston. 613-767-7245 or 613-634-9312. ;(sr); (st).●●3:00: New Tecumseth Singers and TheDufferin Concert Singers. “We Believe inSpringtime”. John Wervers, conductor. KnoxPresbyterian Church (Alliston), 160 King St.S., Alliston. 705-435-5497. ; free(under16).●●3:00: Saint Luke’s United Church. In FlandersFields - Songs of War and Peace. Commemoratingthe 100th Anniversary of thewriting of Lt.Col. John McCrae’s iconic poem.Salemka: In Flanders Fields. CambridgeSeniors’ Choir; Mallory Carson, conductor.1620 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge. 519 658-2351. Freewill offering. WWI memorabilia willbe on display.●●3:00: Village by the Arboretum. VBA Concert.A variety of folk and pop numbers performedin 4-part harmony, in the male choralsinging tradition. 221 Stone Rd. E., Guelph.519-767-5001. .●●3:00: Villanella/Rosewood Consort. Music,Food of Love. Works by Jannequin, Dufay,Morley, Lassus and others. Stéphane Potvin,conductor. Grace Lutheran Church, 1107 MainSt. W., Hamilton. 905-522-6841. Freewilloffering. Also May 26 (eve, Church of theResurrection, Hamilton).●●7:30: Brantford Symphony Orchestra.Brahms, Please, in the Key of D. Brahms: HungarianDance No.18; Violin Concerto; SymphonyNo.2. Stephen Sitarski, violin; PhilipSarabura, conductor. Sanderson Centre forthe Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford.1-800-265-0710 or 519-758-8090. -; $20(st).Tuesday May 5●●7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.What Next Festival: Alter Egos. Worldpremieres by Christien Ledroit and AbigailRichardson-Schulte; Ho: Sketches of FancifulBirds; Fung: Glimpses. Stephen Pierre,clarinet; Rob Wolanski, double bass. TheGasworks, 141 Park St. N., Hamilton. 613-583-7140. PWYC.●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Ensemble Made in Canada.Beethoven: Piano Quartet in C WoO 36;Bridge: Fantasy Quartet; Brahms: Piano QuartetNo.2 in A. KWCMS Music Room, 57 YoungSt. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr);$20(st).Wednesday May 6●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru.Thomas Torok, Piano. Works by Bach, Mozart,Ravel and Liszt. Hi-Way PentecostalChurch, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181.; free(st).Thursday May 7●●10:00am: Westben Arts Festival Theatre.Classics for Kids. Alice in Wonderlandfor pre-schoolers. Susan Oliver. Clock TowerHall, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford. 1-877-833-5777. .●●6:00: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.A Worldwide Journey of Wine and Music.Annual fundraiser and auction. The HamiltonClub, 6 Main St. E., Hamilton. 905-526-7756. See Section E, Galas and Fundraisersfor details.Friday May 8●●7:30: Orchestra Kingston/Kingston CommunityStrings. Grand Finale Concert.Palmer: Suite of Latin Dances; and works byBrahms, Dvořák, Mendelssohn and Wagner.Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts,390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-634-9312. $20;15(sr/st); free(under 12).Saturday May 9●●7:00: Grand Philharmonic Children’sChoir. From Broadway to Hollywood. BentonStreet Baptist Church, 90 Benton St., Kitchener.519-578-6885. ; free(child).●●7:30: Brookside Music. The Toronto MassChoir. St. Paul’s United Church (Midland),308 King St., Midland. 705-528-0521. ;(st).●●7:30: John Laing Singers. From Day toNight. Gjeilo: The Sunrise Mass; works byPergolesi, Holman, Raminsh and Chatman.St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas.905-628-5238. ; (sr); (30 andunder).●●7:30: Peterborough Singers. The Creation.Haydn. Ellen McAteer, soprano; Chelsea VanPelt, soprano; Chris Mayell, tenor; Joel Allisonand Tyler Fitzgerald, bass; Sydney Birrell, May 1 - June 7, 2015 | 53

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