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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.

Free or PWYC.

Free or PWYC. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Zappa: The Genius of Irreverence of Genius. Andy; The Black Page #1; The Black Page #2; Inca Roads; Peaches in Regalia; and other works. Stephen Clarke, keyboards; Christine Duncan, singer; Wallace Halladay, saxophone; John Johnson, saxophone; Pat Kilbride, bass; Andrew Burashko, conductor; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -. Also Feb 20. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Jazz at Gallery 345: Landen Vieira. CD Release: Dream. Landen Vieira, sax; Adrean Farrugia, piano; Malcolm Connor, bass; Ethan Ardelli, drums. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Classic Albums Live: The Beatles “Help!”. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage Series: René Marie’s I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt). C’est Si Bon, Come On to My House and other songs. Guest: Wycliffe Gordon. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Saturday February 20 ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sweet Honey In The Rock. A cappella family concert and music mix: spirituals, blues, folk, gospel, jazz, pop and world music. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - . Also 8:00. American Sign Language interpretation. ●●4:30: Bach on the Beach. Elizabeth Anderson & Patrick Dewell, Organ. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Free will offering. Informal reception before concert. ●●7:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. Love Notes. A celebration of love with jazz favourites. Sharon Smith, vocals; and others. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416- 446-0188. ; (sr/st). Annual fundraising concert and silent auction. Refreshments available. ●●7:00: Andrew Clark. A Woman’s Love and Life. Schumann: Frauenliebe und leben; songs A. Concerts in the GTA by Mahler, Barber, Korngold, Charles and others. Emily D’Angelo, mezzo; Rashaan Allwood, piano. Heron Park Baptist Church, 4260 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 284-1741. Donation - PWYC. ●●7:30: Concerts at Scarborough Bluffs. Rising Stars Concert. Students from the Royal Conservatory’s Taylor Performance Academy. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-267- 8265. . All proceeds to Springboard to Music. ●●7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Vivaldi for Freaky Instruments. Vivaldi: Concerto for Sopranino Recorder in C; Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Suite No.1; Vivaldi: Concerto for Viola d’amore in d; Telemann: Suite “La Musette”; Vivaldi: Concerto for Lute in D. Allison Melville, Thomas Georgi, Benjamin Stein, soloists. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); (st). Also Feb 21 (St. Simon’s Anglican Church). ●●7:30: Sony Centre and Attila Glatz Concert Productions. The Godfather Live in Concert. Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra; Justin Freer, conductor. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7699. -. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. From Mozart to Rachmaninoff. Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute, K620; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Berlioz: Le corsaire; Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Bizet: Suite from Carmen. Pavel Kolesnikov, piano; Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also Feb 21 (3:00). ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. A Special Tribute to Rosemary Phelan with CD re-release. Eve Goldberg; Allison Lupton; Jane Lewis; Tannis Slimmon; Adam Warner; Jason LaPrade, host. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-691-0449. /(adv) or PWYC. ●●8:00: Alliance Française/Smash Entertainment. Sound Waves. French Touch music and dance. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. ; (sr/st/ members). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Zappa: The Genius of Irreverence of Genius. See Feb 19. ●●8:00: CoeXisDance. Duet Series. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. . ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Alejandro Vela -- Noche Azúl. Brahms: Intermezzo in E-flat Op.117 No.1; Rachmaninov: 6 Selections; Lecuona: Noche Azúl, La Comparsa; Córdoba; Gitanerías; Malagueña; Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas; Radiohead: Let Down; Exit Music (For a Film); You (arr. O’ Riley). 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). ●●8:00: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Soirée. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 - 1st Movement; Romberg: I Bring A Love Song, You Will Remember Vienna (from Viennese Nights); Sieczynski: Vienna, City of My Dreams (all arr. G. Murray); other works. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. ; (st). Concert is in chapel. ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Pavel Steidl. Works by Bach, Paganini, Sor and Steidl. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 964-8298. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Val-Inc and Witch Prophet. The New Black: Challenging Musical Tropes. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members). Free panel discussion at 5:00. ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Comedy Series: Bowser and Blue. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. . ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Corb Lund. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Sweet Honey In The Rock. A cappella music mix: spirituals, blues, folk, gospel, jazz, pop and world music. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Also 2:00. American Sign Language interpretation. ●●8:00: Small World Music. Turkwaz. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. . Sunday February 21 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Feb 4. Also Feb 23, 25 and 27. Start times vary. ●●2:00: Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga. Carson Freeman Band. Featuring smooth jazz music. 84 South Service Rd., Mississauga. 905-278-5622. ; (sr/ st); PWYC. ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. In Concert. Works by Bach, Bloch and Ibert. Amelia Lyon, flute; Christopher Miranda, piano; Jonathan Krehm, clarinet. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Church, Cibola Avenue. 416-203-0873. . ●●3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. German Brass. R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No.1; Wagner: Grand March from Tannhäuser; J. Strauss II: Overture from Die Fledermaus. Guests: Fergus McWilliam, French horn; Hannaford Youth Band; James Gourlay, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. ; (sr); (under 35); (st). ●●3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Vivaldi for Freaky Instruments. Vivaldi: Concerto for Sopranino Recorder in C; Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Suite No.1; Vivaldi: Concerto for Viola d’amore in d; Telemann: Suite “La Musette”; Vivaldi: Concerto for Lute in D. Allison Melville, Thomas Georgi, Benjamin Stein, soloists. St. Simon’s Anglican Church, 1450 Litchfield Rd., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); (st). Also Feb 20 (St. John’s United Church). ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. The Cocktail Époque. Allison Angelo, soprano; Joseph Macerollo, accordion; Jimmy Roberts, piano; Marie Berard - Teng Li - Winona Zelenka String Tapestry Music by Gubaidulina, Kodaly and Beethoven Guest Artists Scott St. John, Violin and Sharon Wei, Viola Friday, February 19 th , 2016 7:00 PM / seminar about the repertoire at 6:30 PM New Location Trinity St.Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St.W Tickets / for Students at door or online at brownpapertickets.ca UNITARIAN CONGREGATION IN MISSISSAUGA presents CARSON FREEMAN BAND Sunday, February 21 at 2 pm 2010 Canadian Smooth Jazz Wind Instrumentalist of the Year www.uucm.ca the cocktail époque February 21, 2016 @ 3 PM TRINITY ST. PAUL’S CENTRE, 427 BLOOR ST. W. offcentremusic.com 34 | February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Krisztina Szabo, mezzo; James Westman, baritone; and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1870. ; (sr/ st); (youth); (child). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. From Mozart to Rachmaninoff. Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute, K620; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Berlioz: Le corsaire; Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Bizet: Suite from Carmen. Pavel Kolesnikov, piano; Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50-.75. Also Feb 20 (7:30). The Great Outdoors with Joe Phillips, bass Mozart, Onslow, Rival Sunday Feb 21, 3:00 ●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. The Great Outdoors. Mozart: Quartet in B-flat, K458 “The Hunt”; Robert Rival: Traces of a Silent Landscape (2011); George Onslow: Quintet in c, Op.38 “The Bullet”. Guest: Joe Phillips, bass. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952. , (sr); (st). On period instruments. ●●3:30: Junction Trio. Celebrating the Year of the Monkey. Guest: Ron Korb, flute; 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. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Joe Sealy, piano; Paul Novotny, bass. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:00: Show One Productions. In Recital. Songs by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Strauss. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone; Ivari Ilya, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - 5. SOLD OUT. ●●7:00: Toronto Mass Choir. Powerup Finale Concert. Islington Evangel Centre, 49 Queen’s Plate Drive. 905-794-1139. ; (st). Monday February 22 ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro: Ensemble Studio Performance. Mozart. Ensemble Studio young artists; Claus Guth, director; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -. ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. In Concert. Works by Bach, Bloch and Ibert. Amelia Lyon, flute; Christopher Miranda, piano; Jonathan Krehm, clarinet. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-822-0613. . WINDS OF THE 20TH CENTURY February 22 Carl Nielsen, Jean Françaix, Leoš Janáček www.associates-tso.org ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Winds of the 20th Century. Nielsen: Wind Quintet; Françaix: Sixtour; Janáček: Mládí (“Youth”) Suite for Wind Sextet. Leonie Wall, flute; Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Joseph Orlowski, clarinet; Amy Zoloto, bass clarinet; Gabriel Radford, horn; Samuel Banks, bassoon. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-282-6636. ; (sr/st). Tuesday February 23 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company/ Desjardins/Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. Piano Virtuoso Series: Chopin’s Last Works. Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano. 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. Rising Stars Recital. Featuring performance students from the UofT Faculty of Music. 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. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●6:30: Royal Conservatory/Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Music on Film: In Search of Beethoven. Film screening and music accompanying. Phil Grabsky, film director; Barry Shiffman, host for Q & A. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . Post-screening discussions and string quartet performance. ●●7:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Outreach Concert. Toronto Children’s Chorus Main Choir. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-932-8666 x231. Free. Donations accepted. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Feb 4. Also Feb 25 and 27. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Jubilee Order of Good Cheer. Metropolitan Silver Band. Classics, marches, sacred, popular and contemporary works. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416- 447-6846. ; free(youth). ●●8:00: Massey Hall/GlobalFEST. Creole Carnival. Haitian Roots, Vintage Samba, Jamaican One-String. Emeline Michel; Casuarina; Brushy One String; and others. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. .50- .50. Wednesday February 24 ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: The Signal. Elizabeth Shepherd, vocals/ piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●8:00: Katherine Hill and Doug Tielli. In concert. Early music, country music, Debussy, Queen original compositions. Katherine Hill and Doug Tielli. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. Price not available. Thursday February 25 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Sporting Life. Julia Sasso, choreographer. 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: Opera Spotlight. Preview of U of T Opera’s production of Britten’s Paul Bunyan. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Melody Chan, piano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz @ Midday: Jazz Jam featuring Chris Potter. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Feb 4. Also Feb 27. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Die Fledermaus. Strauss. Beatrice Carpino, artistic director; Adolfo De Santis, conductor. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. ; (sr); (st). Sung in English. Also Feb 27, Mar 4, 6(mat). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Jazz Orchestra. Gordon Foote, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. ; (st). ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. Bruce Cockburn. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -. ●●8:00: Off Centre Music Salon/Music Gallery. Tea for Two. Christine Duncan, vocals; Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Alex Lukashevsky, folk artist; Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, piano; Chris Donnely, piano. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-466-1870. ; (arts); (st); (members). ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. World Artists Series: The Wailers. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. The Best of Mozart. Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Symphony No.40 in g; Sinfonia Concertante and others. Guest: Elisa Citterio, violin/conductor; Stefano Marcocchi, viola. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. and THE BEST OF MOZART Feb 25-28 416.964.6337 tafelmusik.org up; and up(sr); -(35 and under). Also Feb 26, 27 and 28(mat). TORONTO CIT Y OPERA Artistic Director: Beatrice Carpino Music Director: Adolfo De Santis Die Fledermaus The Bat, by Johann Strauss II sung in English Tickets - www.uofttix.ca (416) 978-8849 Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore The Elixir of Love sung in Italian English titles Feb. 25 - Mar. 6, 2016 Bickford Centre Theatre 777 Bloor St. W. at Christie subway www.torontocityopera.com thewholenote.com February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 | 35

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