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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.

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416-593-4828. .50-.75. Also 2:00. ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: Overjoyed. Wes Allen and Anthony Brancati with Bill MacLean. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Free will offering. ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory. Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists Showcase Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free (ticket required). ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Junia-T. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. with Ken Whitely & Friends Sat. Feb 6, 7:30pm standrewstoronto.org ●●7:30: Music at St. Andrew’s. This Little Light: Mardi Gras at St Andrew’s. Ken Whiteley and Friends. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. . ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Norma. Bellini. Naomi Eberhard, soprano (Norma); Jessica Lane, soprano (Adalgisa); Jason Lamont, tenor (Pollione); Andrew Tees, baritone (Oroveso); Jennifer Routhier, mezzo (Clotilde); Fabian Arciniegas, tenor (Flavio); William Shookhoff, pianist and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. A. Concerts in the GTA Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Toronto Jazz Orchestra and Toronto Mass Choir. The Big Band Gospel Project. Traditional tunes and original compositions, jazz and gospel music. Toronto Jazz Orchestra and Toronto Mass Choir. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 416-899- 5299. ( at door); (sr/st) ( at door). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Jazz Faculty with Special Guests. Improvisational and new music. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Tryptych Concert and Opera. Puccini: Gianni Schicchi; Smetana: Die Moldau. Norman Reintamm, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 879-5566. Regular: ; (sr/st); Premium: ; (sr/st); Free(under 12). ●●8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall/Less Border. Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. See 3pm. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Trio d’Argento. Works by Haydn, Jacques Bondon, Saint-Saens, Kuhlau, F. Schmitt and Miguel del Aguila. Sibylle Marquardt, flute; Peter Stoll, clarinets and sax; Anna Ronai, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Pictures at an Exhibition. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 in b-flat, Op.19; Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (symphonic poem). Kristian Alexander, conductor; Antonia de Wolfe, piano; Alexa Petrenko, host. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. ●●8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. Festival of Friends Choral Festival. Numerous local choirs in solo and massed repertoire. Eden United Church, 3051 Battleford Rd., Mississauga. 905-824-5578. ; (children 12 and under). All proceeds go to Alzheimer Society Peel. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Bluebird North. Blair Packham, host. Saturday February 6, 2016 8 pm PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. . ●●8:00: Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation. See Feb 5(7:30). BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS FEB. 6 AT 8 P.M. SALVATION ARMY SCARBOROUGH CITADEL 2021 LAWRENCE AVENUE EAST VISIT US AT SPO.CA ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Great Romantic Music. Beethoven: Overture to the Ruins of Athens, Symphony No. 6; Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra. Ronald Royer, conductor; Conrad Chow, violin; Jacob Shaw, cello. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-429-0007. ; (sr); (st); (children under 10). ●●8:00: Small World Music. World on a String. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. . ●●8:00: Spectrum Music. Literary Landscapes. Cheesman: Infinite Jest (homage to David Foster Wallace); new music by Spectrum composers and guests depicting fictitious realms from modern literature. Tara Davidson, Nick Fraser, Shannon Graham and Brad Cheesman. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-937-6180. ; (sr/st/arts workers). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Beethoven 9th Symphony. Koerner Hall. See Feb 4; Also Feb 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. 5. Sunday February 7 ●●10:30am: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Mardi Gras Mass with Bob DeAngelis Dixieland Band. John MacLeod, trumpet; Phil Disera, banjo; Ron Johnston, bass; Bob DeAngelis, clarinet/saxophone. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●1:30: Tiki Mercury-Clarke. One Sunday. A recreation of a Sunday from the Canadian Afrikan community of the 1960s through song, script and piano. Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd. 416-686-6809. ; (sr/ child/artist); (family). Intergenerational event aimed for Gr.3 children and up. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Feb 4. Also Feb 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27. Start times vary. ●●2:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Klassical Hitz For Kidz. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf. Brian Anderson, narrator; Mimico Children’s Choir. Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239- 5665. ; (child). Also 4:30. ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Iolanthe. See Feb 4. ●●2:30: Voicebox: Opera in Concert. Salieri’s Falstaff. Aradia Ensemble; Allison Angelo; Michèle Bogdanowicz; Justin Welsh; Sydney Baedke; Dion Mazerolle; Colin Ainsworth; VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert Chorus; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Larry Beckwith, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. -. ●●3:00: Gallery 345. Fundraiser Concert: Music on Canvas. Works by Prokofiev, Lysenko, Barvinsky, Kolodub, Taktakishvili, Kosak and Yachshenko. Alex McLeod, viola; Peter Stoll, clarinet; Izabella Budai, flute; Matthew Christakos, cello; Maria Dolnycky, PLUS… SMETANA Die Moldau SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT 3 | TICKETS: REGULAR – adult senior/student PREMIUM – adult senior/student (under age 12, free) P.C. HoTheatre 5183 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566 30 | February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Price includes wine reception to follow. All proceeds support Ukraine Prosthetic Assistance Project. ●●3:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Waltzes & Overtures. Verdi: Overture to Nabucco; J. Strauss II: Waltz from Der Zigeunerbaron; Künstlerleben (Artists’ Life); Lehár: Waltz from The Merry Widow; Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino; Rossini: Overture to L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian girl in Algiers); selected opera arias by Lehár, Verdi and Bellini. Jennifer Mizzi, soprano; Jean-Michel Malouf, conductor. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 647-238-0015. -. ●●3:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Choral Contemporary Showcase Concert. Allan Gordon Bell: new work (premiere); O Virtus Sapientiae (arr. Parker); and other works. Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chamber Choir; Hilary Apfelstadt, Elaine Choi and Tracy Wong, conductors. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-408-0208. PWYC. Ilya Poletaev piano Axel Strauss violin ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Friends In Music. Mozart: Sonata K526; Jean Lesage: Morceau de concours; Schumann: Sonata in a; Enescu: Impressions d’enfance. Ilya Poletaev, piano; Axel Strauss, violin. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Beethoven 9th Symphony. Koerner Hall. See Feb 4. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ music by Felix Mendelssohn. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Outreach Concert. Toronto Children’s Chorus Chorale Choir and Youth Choir; Elise Bradley and Matthew Otto, conductors; Helen Becqué and Michel Ross, accompanists. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416-932-8666 x231. Free. Donations accepted. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. ●●4:30: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Klassical Hitz for Kidz. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; other works. Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; (child). Also at 2:00. ●●7:00: Victoria University, University of Toronto. In Concert. Vivaldi: Gloria; other works. Victoria College Choir and Toronto School of Theology Choir; Taylor Sullivan, director; Becca Whittla, director. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-585-4521. Free. Tuesday February 9 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: The Art of Song. Christopher Purves, bass-baritone. 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. Michela Comparey; tuba quartet. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. Rashaal Allwood, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:00: Sam Broverman. EP Launch: Feelings of Affection. Sam Broverman, vocals. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. cover (includes copy of EP). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Feb 4. Also Feb 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27. Start times vary. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Let’s Dance! Jeff Tyzik, conductor; Ted Louis Levy, tap dancer/vocalist; Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig, swing dancers; Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, tango dancers. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 7. Also Feb 10(2:00 and 8:00). Wednesday February 10 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: A Song on the Breeze. Highlights from The Marriage of Figaro. COC Ensemble Studio. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Let’s Dance! Jeff Tyzik, conductor; Ted Louis Levy, tap dancer/vocalist; Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig, swing dancers; Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, tango dancers. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50- .75. Also Feb 9 and 10(8:00). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T 12tet. Terry Promane, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 0492. ; (st). ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Emilie-Claire Barlow. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Squeezebox. A crosscultural concert featuring the accordion and its extended family. Mozetich: Dance of the Blind; Pidgorna: new work; Schafer: La Testa d’Adriana; Sokolović: Nocturne au petit cirque. Héctor del Curto, bandoneón; Joe Macerollo and Michael Bridge, accordion; chamber ensemble. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-504-1282. .50-.50. 7:00: pre-concert chat. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Let’s Dance! Jeff Tyzik, conductor; Ted Louis Levy, tap dancer/vocalist; Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig, swing dancers; Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, tango dancers. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also Feb 9 and 10(2:00). Thursday February 11 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series. Schubert: Winterreise. Josef Wagner, bass-baritone; Rachel Andrist, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Matthew Li, piano. Stockhausen: Klavierstück IX; Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op.119; Ravel: Alborada del gracioso; Scriabin: Sonata No.5, Op.53; Messiaen: Regard de l’Esprit de joie. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Patricia Wright, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Free. ●●2:00: Orchardviewers. Piano Recital by Kara Huber. Northern District Public Library, Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393- 7610. Free. ●●6:30: Canadian Opera Company. Siegfried. See Feb 2. Also Feb 14(mat). ●●7:00: Music Gallery. Music Gallery Fundraiser. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. . For details see Section D: Fundraisers. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Concerto Competition Winners in Concert with the York University Symphony Orchestra. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Music and Poetry: Devorina Gamalova, Solo Violin. Works by Bach, Paganini, Kreisler, Goleminov and Gamalova (music and poetry). 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. The Triplets of Belleville. Film screening. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●8:00: York University Department of Music. Improv Soiree. An evening of improvisation in a participatory “open mike” set-up, hosted by the improv studios of Casey Sokol. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Performers and observers welcome. Friday February 12 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Concert in chapel; lunch and snack friendly. ●●3:30: Junction Trio. A Love Letter from Messiaen. Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi; works by Schumann, Korngold, Mahler, Fauré and Guilmant. Guests: Emily D’Angelo, mezzo; Rashaan Allwood, piano; Junction Trio (Jamie Thompson, flute; Ivana Popovic, violin; Raphael Weinroth-Browne, cello). St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416- 536-3160. PWYC. Refreshments. ●●7:30: Gallery Players of Niagara. From The Heart. Schumann: Liederkreis, Op.39 (new transcription); Beethoven: String Quartet, Op.18 No.6 “Melancholy;” other works by Schubert. Brett Polegato, baritone; Joseph Phillips, bass; Timothy Phelan, guitar; Eybler Quartet: Aisslinn Nosky and Julia Wedman, violin; Patrick Jordan, viola; Margaret Gay, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-778-5911. -. Also Feb 14 (mat, St. Catharines). ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Alejandra Ribera. Living Arts Centre, RBC Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Cello Revolution: Rachel Mercer. J. S. Bach: Suite for Solo Cello; Cassado: Solo Suite; Andrew Downing: viyolonsel semai (2015); Darren Sigesmund: Solo Suite 2016 (world premiere). 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. A Cappella. Countermeasure. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416- 699-6091. ; (st); free(child). ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Rimsky-Korsakov: Wholenote sq 6th Feb 12 2016.qxp_Layout 1 1/7/16 8:44 AM Page 1 FROM THE HEART February 12, 2016 Heliconian Club 7:30pm 35 Hazelton Ave, Toronto Featuring a new transcription of Schumann’s Liederkreis Op. 39 and Beethoven’s intensely personal String Quartet Op. 18 #6. P E R F O R M E R S Brett Polegato BARITONE Joseph Phillips BASS, Timothy Phelan GUITAR Eybler Quartet Aisslinn Nosky VIOLIN, Julia Wedman VIOLIN Patrick Jordan VIOLA, Margaret Gay ‘CELLO of Niagara TICKETS CALL 416 778 5911 ^ thewholenote.com February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 | 31

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