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Volume 21 Issue 5 - February 2016

  • Text
  • February
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
  • Arts
  • Symphony
  • Orchestra
  • Performing
  • Musical
  • Violin
  • Quartet
2016 is off to a flying start! We chronicle the Artful Times of Andrew Burashko, the violistic versatility of Teng Li, the ageless ebullience of jazz pianist Gene DiNovi and the ninetieth birthday of trumpeter Johnny Cowell. Jaeger remembers Boulez; Waxman recalls Bley's influence, and Olds finds Bowie haunting Editor's Corner. Oh, and did we mention there's all that music? Hello (and goodbye) to the February blues, and here's to swinging through the musical vines of the Year of the Monkey.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 40. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. This section appears on thewholenote.com. PLEASE NOTE: due to space constraints this issue's Music Theatre listings appear online only. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 42. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 46. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from March 1 to April 7, 2016. All listings must be received by Midnight Monday February 8. LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to listings@thewholenote.com or by fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed version of this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, King Township, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Scarborough. Monday February 1 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music/Dennis Patrick. New Music Festival: Gryphon Trio. Works by students of Allan Gordon Bell. Carmen Braden: Candle Ice; Heather Schmidt: Lunar Reflections; Kelly-Marie Murphy: In a World of Distance and Motion; Vincent Ho: new work. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday February 2 ●●10:00am: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition Finals (AIMIA Discovery Series). Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●11:30am: York University Department of Music. Vocal Masterclass. Nathalie Paulin, soprano; young singers from the studios of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. Free. Observers welcome. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Classics Reimagined. Gryphon Trio; Robert Pomakov, bass. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. Free. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Matthew Ross, trumpet. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcome. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Student Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. Thomas Fitches, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●6:30: Canadian Opera Company. Siegfried. Wagner. Christine Goerke, soprano (Brünnhilde); Stefan Vinke, tenor (Siegfried); and others; François Girard, director; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. -5; (under 30). Also Feb 5, 11, 14(mat). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalist Master’s/DMA Series: Cabaret. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416- 408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Land’s End Ensemble. Allan Gordon Bell: Field Notes; Phénomènes; Trails of Gravity and Grace; Omar Daniel: Trio (Toronto premiere); Roydon Tse: Starscape. James Campbell, clarinet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Factory Theatre. One Night Only: The Greatest Musical Never Written. Two-act improvised musical comedy, dictated by audience suggestions. 125 Bathurst St. 416-504- 9971. .40-.65. Also Feb 3, 4, 5, 6(mat/ eve), 7(mat), 9, 10, 11, 12, 13(mat/eve), 14(mat). Wednesday February 3 ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: In for the Count. Big band standards by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Bill Holman and others. JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band; Jules Estrin, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First-come, firstserved. No late seating. ●●7:00: 3 in the 6ix. Concert #1 of 3: Dumky. Bridge: Phantasie Trio in c; Bloch: Three Nocturnes; Prokofiev: Sonata No.3 in a, Op.28; Dvořák: Trio No.4 “Dumky” Op.90. Joan Blackman, violin; Marlena Tureski, cello; Talisa Blackman, piano. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-578-6993. /(adv); (st); (under 18). ●●7:30: Theatre Passe Muraille. Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Conceived by Stage Director Tracey Power. Music Direction and Arrangements by Steven Charles. 16 Ryerson Ave. 416-504-7529. - ; (arts); (under 30). PWYC at Sat. matinees. Feb 3-21 at various dates and times. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: gamUT Contemporary Music Ensemble. Works by Allan Gordon Bell and others. Wallace Halladay, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:30: Arraymusic. Explorations I: The Conrad Gayle Trio. Jazz/improvised piano trio. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. Price not available. ●●8:30: Chelsea Shanoff. Recital. Works by Albright, Schmitt, Berio, Saint-Saëns, Labadie. Chelsea Shanoff, saxophone; Wesley Shen, piano. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. Price not available. 28 | February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Thursday February 4 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. LISZT: Pilgrimage. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Première année ​(​Suisse​),​ S.160​ (Excerpts)​; ​Sherkin: ​ German Promises (2011). Adam Sherkin, piano. Lower Bluma Lobby, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. Presented in partnership with Steinway Piano Gallery. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Chamber Explorations. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First-come, first-served. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available. ●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. In Concert: Classics and Jazz. John Edward Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910. . Incl. coffee and snack. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Thursdays at Noon. Jarlkaganova/Blumberg: collaboration; Cecilia String Quartet Student Composition Competition: winning work; Levasseur: new work; and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Manuel Piazza, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Free. ●●1:00: Miles Nadal JCC. The Ladies of Broadway. Songs from Oklahoma!, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music. Faye Kellerstein and Noreen Horowitz, vocals. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924- 6211 x155. .00 (drop-in). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. Mozart. Josef Wagner (Figaro), bass-baritone; Jane Archibald (Susanna) and Erin Wall (the Countess), sopranos; Russell Braun (the Count), baritone; Claus Guth, director; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -5; (under 30). Also Feb 7, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Charm of Finches. Charmed, I’m sure. Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (arr. Rie Schmidt); Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (arr. Gudrun Hinze); Hétu: Sérénade (arr. Sean King); other works. Laura Chambers, flute and alto flute; Terry Lim, flute and bass flute; Amelia Lyon, flute; Kaili Maimets and Sarah Yunji Moon, piccolo & flute. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 647-892- 8251. PWYC. ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Iolanthe. Gilbert & Sullivan. Laura Schatz, director; Brian Farrow, musical director; Jennie Garde, choreographer. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415. ; (sr/st). Also Feb 5, 6, 7. Start times vary. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Bell: Symphonies of Hidden Fire; Creston: Accordion Concerto; Higdon: Percussion Concerto; Copland: El Salón México. Michael Bridge, accordion; Michael Murphy, percussion; Uri Mayer and Samuel Tam, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Barry Elmes Quintet. Barry Elmes, drums; Mike Murley, saxophone; Kevin Turcotte, trumpet; Reg Schwager, guitar; Steve Wallace, bass. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Music TORONTO ANNEX QUARTET February 4 at 8 pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Annex Quartet. Janáček: Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”; R. Murray Schafer: Quartet No.5 “Rosalind”; Mendelssohn: Quartet No.2 in a, Op.13. Stanislav Pronin, violin; Carolyn Blackwell, violin; Yunior Lopez, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $21.50; (st). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Beethoven 9th Symphony. Rheinberger: Abendlied; Brahms: Warum ist das Licht gegeben; Jeffrey Ryan: Valediction. Ruby Hughes, soprano; Mary-Ellen Nesi, mezzo; Colin Balzer, tenor; Simon Tischler, baritone; Bruno Weil and Ivars Taurins, conductors. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up; and up(sr); -(35 and under). Also Feb 5, 6 and 7(mat). ●●9:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Mouse on the Keys. Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. 416-872-4255. . Friday February 5 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international music. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●6:30: Canadian Opera Company. Siegfried. See Feb 2. Also Feb 11, 14(mat). ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Romeo and Juliet. State Theatre Ballet. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. The Basically Basie Big Band. Living Arts Centre, RBC Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905- 306-6000. -. ●●7:30: Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation. Choreographic representation of the stories of Indian Residential School Survivors and their families. Story by Joseph Boyden; music by Christos Hatzis; choreography by Mark Gooden. Tina Keeper, Cree actor; Tanya Tagaq, Inuk throat singer; Northern Cree Singers; Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. .24-5.26. Also Feb 6 at 8:00. ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Iolanthe. See Feb 4. Also Feb 6, 7. Start times vary. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Wind Symphony. Bell: From Chaos to the Birth of a Dancing Star; Daugherty: Bizarro; Rosauro: Concerto for Marimba (with Danielle Sum); Ling: Rhapsody (winner of 2015 Wind Composition Award); Bourgeois: Serenade; Maslanka: Testament. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Hampaté & Sahel Blues Senegalese Concert. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. ; (sr/st/ members). ●●8:00: group of 27. Beauty Packs a Punch Basket. Finzi: A Severn Rhapsody, Op.3; Lalo: Aubades; Dubois: Cavatine for Horn; Massenet: Valse Tres Lente; Frehner: Apollo X. Gabe Radford, horn; Nadina Mackie Jackson, BEETHOVEN 9TH SYMPHONY AT KOERNER HALL Feb 4-7 416.408.0208 tafelmusik.org bassoon. Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst St. 416-323-1292. ; (st); (under 18). off when you buy your ticket in advance online. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents II: Lisa Conway and Linsey Wellman. Curated by Karen Ng. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (members). ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Live at Massey Hall: Chilly Gonzales and Kaiser Quartett. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416- 872-4255. .94-.50. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Hall Party: Carnival. Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 416-872-4255. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Beethoven 9th Symphony. Koerner Hall. See Feb 4; Also Feb 6 and 7(mat). ●●8:00: Tapestry Opera. Songbook VI. Wallis Giunta, mezzo; emerging artists from Tapestry’s New Opera 101 program; Jordan de Souza, conductor-in-residence. Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-537-6066 x243. . Also Feb. 6. ●●9:00: Jazz at Oscar’s. Jazz Night - Harley Card. Arbor Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416- 978-2452. Free. Saturday February 6 ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Iolanthe. See Feb 4. Also Feb 7. Start times vary. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/ Ontario Science Centre. Science @ the Symphony. Amir Safavi, violin; Heidi Breier, Sean Lee Ying, Donna Francis; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 593-4828. .50-.75. Also 4:00. ●●3:00: Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall/Less Border. Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. Songs by Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim, Rufus Wainwright, Miley Cyrus and others. With Lance Horne, piano; Eleanor Norton, cello. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-593-5201. .50- 9.50. Also 8pm. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/ Ontario Science Centre. Science @ the Symphony. Amir Safavi, violin; Heidi Breier, Sean Lee Ying, Donna Francis; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. thewholenote.com February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 | 29

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