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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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●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Schumann Symphony 4. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.2; Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1; Schumann: Symphony No.4. Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Louis Langrée, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. .75-8.00. Also Feb 27. Friday February 26 ●●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. ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. L’Elisir d’Amore. Donizetti. Beatrice Carpino, artistic director; Adolfo De Santis, conductor. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. ; (sr); (st). Sung in Italian with English TCOtitles. Also Feb 28(mat), Mar 3, 5. A. Concerts in the GTA Musica Beth Tikvah presents ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. The Wailers. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Native Women In The Arts. Pura Fé and Rosary Spence. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members); (sr/st/youth). ●●8:00: Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music. Incendium amoris. Music from a mystical manuscript. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-978- 8879. /. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. The Best of Mozart. See Feb 25; Also Feb 27 and 28(mat). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Chamber Music: Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt. Schumann: Piano Trio No.2; Dvořák: Piano Trio, “Dumky;” Brahms: Piano Trio No.1. Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello; An Evening of Classical Music Featuring the Cecilia String Quartet and Pianist Shoshana Telner February 27 at 7 :30 pm, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 416.221.3433 Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt FRI., FEB. 26, 8PM KOERNER HALL Generously supported by David G. Broadhurst TICKETS 0N SALE NOW: 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA Lars Vogt, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Saturday February 27 ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Poles Apart. N.Y. and Boston tour repertoire, including music from the Arctic Circle. Training Choirs, Boys’ Choir and Main Choir. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416- 932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (ch). ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Feb 4. ●●7:00: Gallery 345. Bell Ball Quartet: 401 Towards London CD Release Concert. Music inspired by the late artist Jack Chambers: 401 Towards London No.1; The Dance of Death; Meadow; Diego Sleeping No.2; La Siesta; and others. Ben Ball Quartet (Ben Ball, drums; Bryden Baird, trumpet; Jae Chung, guitar; Mike Downes, bass). 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●7:30: Aimée Butcher. In Concert. The World is Alright, Autumn in Paris, Stay or sine nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music Incendium amoris Music from a mystical manuscript Friday, February 26, 8 pm Saint Thomas's Church 383 Huron Street Tickets / 416-978-8849 Information 416-638-9445 Drive, December Dove, and It Looks Like Rain. Aimée Butcher, vocals; Robin Claxton, drums; Jeff Deegan, bass; Joel Visentin, keyboard; Brandon Wall, guitar. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 227 Church St., Newmarket. 905- 853-7285. . ●●7:30: Musica Beth Tikvah. Jewish Classics and Beyond. Cecilia String Quartet; Shoshana Telner, piano. Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 3080 Bayview Ave. 416-221-3433. /(adv). ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. Musician’s Choice. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-301- 5187. . ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Die Fledermaus. See Feb 25; Also Mar 4, 6(mat). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Impressions de France. Caroline Léonardelli, harp; Julie Nesrallah, mezzo. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. ; (sr/st/members). ●●8:00: Jazz Performance and Education Centre. Justin Gray’s Synthesis. Justin Gray, bass; Derek Gray, drums; Ravi Naimpally, tabla; Ted Quinlan, guitar. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416- 461-7744. ; (st). ●●8:00: NYCO North York Concert Orchestra. Colder Than Canada. Sibelius: Finlandia; Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1; Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons. Phillip Coonce, violin; Rafael Luz, conductor. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 416-628-9195. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Dan Cooper Concert Series: Bruce Cockburn. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815- 2021. . ●●8:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. In Praise of Music: The Connection Between Life and Song. Telfer: Of Things Eternal; Barnes: Madrigals; Fauré: Messe Base; Holst: Two Eastern Pictures; and works by Conte, Vaughan Williams, Elgar and others. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-978-8849. ; (sr/under 35); (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Joan Baez. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . SOLD OUT. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. The Best of Mozart. See Feb 25; Also Feb 28(mat). 36 | February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016

●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Schumann Symphony 4. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.2; Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1; Schumann: Symphony No.4. Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Louis Langrée, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. .75-8.00. Also Feb 25. Sunday February 28 ●●2:00: Gallery 345. Rezonance Baroque Ensemble: Dedicated. Works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Pisendel and others. 345 Sorauren Ave. 647-779-5696. ; (st). ●●2:00: Hugh’s Room. Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Matinee. Mike Stevens, Jesse Palidofsky, Colina Phillips and George Koller. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604. /.50(adv). ●●2:00: Toronto City Opera. L’Elisir d’Amore. See Feb 26. Also Mar 3, 5. ●●2:00: Toronto Improvisors Orchestra/ Arraymusic. Open Concert. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. Free or PWYC. All musicians invited to participate. ●●3:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. World Artists Series: Russ Woodbridge and his Tribute to the Benny Goodman Sextet. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. . ●●3:00: Opera by Request. A Mystery Musical Experience. Lindsay MacIntyre and Peggy Evans, sopranos; Vilma Vitols, Marcia Whitehead and Lisa Spain, mezzos; Taylor White, Mark Reaney, Stephen McClare, Michel Corbeil and Charles Davidson, tenors; Gene Wu, Peter Wiens, and Sung Chung, baritones; William Shookhoff, conductor and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Invesco Piano Concerts: Sir András Schiff. Final piano sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. The Best of Mozart. See Feb 25. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concert. St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville. 905-815-2021. ; (st/child). ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Steel Pan Vespers with Joy Lapps-Lewis Quartet. Joy Lapps-Lewis, steel pan; Andrew Stewart, bass; Larnell Lewis, drums; Jeremy Ledbetter, keyboard. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416- 247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. Fauré’s Requiem and Duruflé’s Requiem, and the 20th Century Work It Inspired. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Christina Campsall, mezzo; Bruce Kelly, baritone; Talisker Players Orchestra; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-443-1490. ; (sr/st). ●●4:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. Chamber Program Student Concert. End of term concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243. PWYC. ●●7:00: St. Giles Kingsway Presbyterian Church. All Jazzed Up: Casual Jazz Concert. Suite for cello; Bolling: Jazz piano trio; Piazzolla: Grand Tango; works by Atilla Fias. Andras Weber, cello; Attila Fias Jazz Piano Trio (Attila Fias, piano; Richard Brisco, drums; Pat Kilbride, bass). 15 Lambeth Rd. 416-233- 8591. /(adv). Reception to follow. ●●7:30: Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church. A Gala of Song. Featuring operatic and classical favourites. Jane Archibald, soprano; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Mary Lou Fallis, host. 427 Bloor St. W. 416-922-8435 x21. . Fundraiser for Trinity-St. Paul’s Choir tour to France. ●●7:30: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Midwinter Sweets. Cable: Red Rosey Bush; D. Brubeck: A Portrait in Time; Greaves: Trois Chansons Québécoises; Holst (arr. Greaves): St. Paul’s Suite. Michele Jacot, solo clarinet and director. Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave W. 647-668-8943. ; (sr); (st/child). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The People Shall Hear: Great Choruses by Bach and Handel. Excerpts from Bach: St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion; Handel: Israel in Egypt, Messiah; other works. Schola Cantorum; Choir and Orchestra of the Theatre of Early Music. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Masterpieces of the Renaissance. Works by Victoria, Allegri, Byrd, Josquin, Tallis and others. Victoria Scholars. Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-761-7776. /(adv); (sr/st - adv). Monday February 29 ●●12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Free Noon Hour Concert: Bach Children’s Chorus. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Free. ●●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. Benjamin Butterfield and Steven Philcox. Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday March 1 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Beauty of Baroque. Featuring chamber music from England, TORONTO CLASSICAL SINGERS presents Fauré’s REQUIEM OP.48 Duruflé’s REQUIEM OP.9 Soloists: Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Christina Campsall, mezzo-soprano Bruce Kelly, baritone The Talisker Players Orchestra Jurgen Petrenko, conductor Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 4 pm Christ Church Deer Park 1570 Yonge Street, at Heath St. W. Tickets Adult; Senior/Student Sunday, 28 February 2016 | 7:30pm | our lady of sorrows church Featuring the music of Tomás Luis de Victoria, and works by Allegri, Byrd, Josquin, Tallis and other Renaissance masters. February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 | 37

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