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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.

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA Scheherazade; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; and other works. Edward Zhou, piano; Johannes Debus, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. 6:45: Prelude Recital. ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective. Premieres V. New works by Tereszkowski, Livingston, E. Hall, Nickel, Hui-Hsin Hsieh, Mays and Frederickson. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-456-7597. /(adv); (sr/st/arts)/(adv). ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Way of the Pilgrim. Pilgrim songs, crusaders’ laments, and dances from Spain, France and Germany. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; - (sr); (st/30 and under). 7:00: pre-concert talk. Also Feb 13. Saturday February 13 ●●2:00: King Music Collective. All About Love. Home of Michele Mele and Luciano Tauro, 15785 8th Concession, King Township. 416- 486-6742. ; (st). Includes beverage and snacks. ●●2:30: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Bruce Vogt. Sonatas by Haydn and Beethoven. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). ●●3:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir. Music to Warm a Winter Day. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. . Fundraising event for the Choir’s upcoming trip to St. Paul’s in London. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Feb 4. Also Feb 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. A Broadway Valentine. Janet Martin and Philip Douglas Kerr, vocalists. Living Arts Centre, RBC Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Year of the Monkey: A Chinese New Year Celebration. Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture; Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet; Various: Selections from Peking Opera; Zhanhao/Gang: Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto. Maxim Vengerov, violin; Wang Yi, Peking Opera soloist; Mark Rowswell THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY: A CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION MAXIM VENGEROV, VIOLIN FEB 13 | TSO.CA “Dashan”, host; Long Yu, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .00-2.50. ●●8:00: 2Cellos. In Concert. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872- 7699. .39-.39. Edwards, lutenist; Musicians In Ordinary Violin Band; Christopher Verrette, conductor. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-535- 9956. , (sr/st). ●●8:30: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Paradiso Dance and Drama Series: Eh440. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. . Valentine’s Dinner & Show package available. ●●8:00: Small World Music. Noura Mint Seymali. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. . Also Feb 14. ●●8:00: Somewhere There/Arraymusic. Audiopollination. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. or PWYC. ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Way of the Pilgrim. See Feb 12. Sunday February 14 Denis MastroMonaco MUsic D irector & c o n D U c t o r MSOEpic English Art Songs that haven’t been performed for years Bloor Street United Church February 13, 8:00 pm Maryna Yakhontova ●●8:00: Bloor Street United Church. In Concert. Rarely performed English art songs. Marina Yakhontova, voice; Brian Stevens, piano. 300 Bloor St. W. 416-886-9392. Freewill offering. ●●8:00: Jazz Performance and Education Centre. Everything I Love. Melissa Stylianou Trio (Melissa Stylianou, vocals; Jamie Reynolds, piano; John MacLeod, trumpet). Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-461-7744. ; (st). ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Love at the Opera. Love-themed arias and overtures. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-615-4405. -; -.50(sr); (youth); (child). ●●8:00: Musicians in Ordinary. Sweet Swan of Avon: Words and Music. Shakespeare’s Lives of Girls and Women. Readings from Hamlet, Richard III, Taming of the Shrew and other works. Music by Campion, Byrd, Dowland and other Tudor and Stuart composers. Ruby Joy, reader; Hallie Fishel, soprano; John ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Siegfried. See Feb 2. ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket (VPAN). Young Artists’ Showcase. Karine White, soprano; Harrison Jarvis, piano; Jasmine Doucette-Gaylor, dancer; Belle Nove Vocal Ensemble. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953- 5122. ; (st); (family of 4). ●●3:00: Symphony on the Bay. Romance. Jenkins: Palladio Suite, 1st movement; 32 | February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in b, Op.74 “Pathétique”; Gershwin: selections. Emma Rush, guitar; Claudio Vena, conductor. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .30-.56. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Valentine Vespers with Carol McCartney Quartet. Kieran Overs, bass; Chris Robinson, saxophone; Brian Dickinson, piano. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Charles Wood 150. Choral Evensong for the First Sunday in Lent. Works of Charles Wood, Willan, Stanford and Vaughan Williams. Schola Ecclesiam; Clem Carelse, conductor. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Free. Contributions appreciated. Refreshments following with discussion about music featured in Evensong. Religious Service. ●●7:00: Acoustic Harvest. Showcase at the Winterfolk Festival. Jane Lewis; Jason LaPrade; Katherine Wheatley; Rosalee Peppard; Lotus Wight. Black Swan, 154 Danforth Avenue, 2nd Floor. 416-469- 0537. /(adv). ●●7:30: Levon Ichkhanian/Global Village Creative Inc. Fall Into Love. Mitch Smolkin, Gabi Epstein, Amanda Martinez, and David Dunbar, vocals; David Warrack, piano; Anna Atkinson, violin; Levon Ichkhanian, music director/guitar. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-250-3708/416-733- 9388. . ●●8:00: Small World Music. Noura Mint Seymali. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. . Also Feb 13. ●●8:00: Somewhere There/Arraymusic. Somewhere There Presents. Lineup TBA. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. or PWYC. Monday February 15 SKYLIGHT SERIES CORKIN GALLERY Monday, February 15 th 7:30 PM Tickets at the door, or brownpapertickets.com ●●7:30: LARK Ensemble. Inspiration. Copland: Threnodies; Harbison: Six American Painters; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet Op.115. Leslie Allt, flute; Aaron Schwebel, violin; Keith Hamm, viola; Roberta Janzen, cello; guests: James Shields, clarinet; Dominique Laplante, violin. Corkin Gallery, 7 Tank House Ln. 416-979- 1980. ; (st). Refreshments included. BOULEZ+BASHAW Mon. Feb. 15 | Oliphant Theatre www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Boulez and Bashaw. Boulez: Incises; Sur Incises; Bashaw: Postmodern Counterpoint - Antiphonals and Canons with Gabrieli Remembered. NMC Ensemble; Erica Goodman, Sanya Eng and Angela Schwarzkopf, harp; Rick Sacks, Ryan Scott and David Schotzko, percussion; Gregory Oh, Stephen Clarke and Simon Docking, piano; Robert Aitken, conductor. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15: Introduction. Tuesday February 16 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Light and Shadow. John Rutter: Shadows; other works (arr. Doug McNaughton). Doug McNaughton, baritone/guitar. 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. Omar Ho, clarinet. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. Stephen Frketic, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:30: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. SING! Celebration 2016. Fundraising a cappella concert. Kongero (Swedish a cappella ensemble); Countermeasure. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-694-6900. . Dinner reservations guarantee seating. ●●8:00: Mark Segger. In Concert. Mark Segger, drums and Toronto improvisers, TBA. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. or PWYC. Wednesday February 17 ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Feb 4. Also Feb 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Toronto Sacred Harp Singing. Selections from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson Edition. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC. Also Mar 16. Singing is participatory; songbooks to borrow. ●●8:00: Harbourfront Centre. Frazey Ford. Frazey Ford, vocals. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. Gil Shaham and The Knights WED., FEB. 17, 8PM KOERNER HALL Generously supported by David G. Broadhurst TICKETS 0N SALE NOW: 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Chamber Music: Gil Shaham and The Knights. Works by J-F. Rebel, Prokofiev, Wagner, S. Stevens and Dvořák. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brahms Violin Concerto. Bertrand: Rideaux et Fanfares; Brahms: Violin Concerto; Franck: Symphony in d. Baiba Skride, violin; Fabien Gabel, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8.00. Also Feb 18. Thursday February 18 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Serenade. Mozart: Serenade in c, K388; other works for wind octet. Members of the COC Orchestra. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Fergus McWilliam, horn; Ron Jordan, piano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. ●●2:00: Orchardviewers. Viola Recital by Carolyn Farnand. Northern District Public Library, Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Presents Cabaret Lyrique: Contrasts in Love. Composer Michael Purves-Smith explores the connection between poetry and music. Michael Purves-Smith, piano; Caroline Déry, soprano; Shannon Purves-Smith, clarinet; Bolt-Martin, cello; Amanda Jernigan and Fabienne Tosi, poets. 20 St. Joseph St. 416- 961-6601 x202. ; (CMC members/arts workers). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brahms Violin Concerto. Bertrand: Rideaux et Fanfares; Brahms: Violin Concerto; Franck: Symphony in d. Baiba Skride, violin; Fabien Gabel, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8.00. Also Feb 17. ●●8:30: Hugh’s Room. Almeta Speaks. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604. /(adv). Music TORONTO ST. LAWRENCE QUARTET November February 110 8 at at 8 pm pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. St. Lawrence Quartet. Haydn: Quartet in g, Op.20, No.3; Samuel Adams: String Quartet in 5 Movements (2013), composed for the St. Lawrence Quartet; Schumann: String Quartet in A, Op.41, No.3. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. , ; student tickets; age 18 to 35 – pay your age. Friday February 19 ●●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. ●●7:00: Acting Up Stage Company. Grey Gardens. Book by Doug Wright. Music by Scott Frankel. Lyrics by Michael Korie. Lisa Horner (Little Edie); Nicola Lipman (Big Edie); Matthew Brown, Amariah Faulkner, Tim Funnell, and others. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416-368-3110. -. Until Mar 6. Dates and times vary. ●●7:00: Trio Arkel. String Tapestry. String music by Gubaidulina, Kodály and Beethoven. Guests: Scott St. John, violin; Sharon Wei, viola. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-409-6824. ; (st). 6:30: informational talk. ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Guitar Masters with Wendell Ferguson and Friends. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Feb 4. Also Feb 21, 23, 25 and 27. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Laila Biali. Living Arts Centre, RBC Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●7:30: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. Songs of Love and Passion. Allison Arends, Brittany King, Olenka Slywynska, Joanne Leatch, Paul Williamson, David Michael Moore, Andrew Adridge, Michael York, voice; Eliane Choi and Stephen Boda, piano. 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-925-5977. ; (sr/st); free(12 and under). ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Array SESSION #36. An evening of improvisation by Toronto musicians with guests from out-of-town. Avesta Nakhaei, piano; Brain Abbott, guitar; Ted Phillips, electronics; Rick Sacks, percussion. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. thewholenote.com February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 | 33

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