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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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France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. 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. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. Music TORONTO STEVEN OSBORNE Pianist March 1 at 8 pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Steven Osborne, piano. Schubert: Impromptus D935, Nos.1 & 4; Debussy: Masques; Debussy: Images, Book 2; Debussy: L’ile joyeuse; Rachmaninoff: Études-Tableaux, Op.33 Nos.1 3, 6, 7, 8; Rachmaninoff: Études-Tableaux, Op.39: Nos.2, 5, 7, 8, 9. 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. ●●8:00: Talisker Players. Spirit Dreaming: Creation Myths from Around the World. Somers: Kuyas; Beckwith: Tanu; Ravel: Chansons Madécasses; Villa-Lobos: Suite for voice and violin; Jaubert: Chants sahariens; and other works. Ilana Zarankin, soprano; Laura McAlpine, mezzo; Andrew Moodie, reader. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 978-8849. ; (sr); (st/un(der)employed). Preconcert talk at 7:15. Also Mar 2. Wednesday March 2 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Petal. Avataar marries Hindustani raag and taal, hardbop jazz, Brazilian lyricism, electronica, atmospheric textures and ambiance, Javanese gamelan, and contemporary improvisation. Sundar Viswanathan, woodwinds and director. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. A. Concerts in the GTA VIVALDI CONCERTO FOR TWO TRUMPETS STEVEN WOOMERT, TRUMPET MAR 2 | TSO.CA ●●6:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets. Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra; Paganini: Sonata per la Gran Viola; Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets; Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat, Hob.I/105. Peter Oundjian, conductor; Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor; Tom Allen, host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .50-.75. ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. The Trews Acoustic. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905- 306-6000. -. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. String Concerts: Vilde Frang and Michall Lifits. Schubert: Fantasy in C for Violin and Piano, D934; Lutosławski: Partita; Fauré: Violin Sonata No.1 Op.13. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. SPIRIT DREAMING ❚ Creation myths from around the world March 1 & 2, 8:00 pm www.taliskerplayers.ca Talisker Players Music ●●8:00: Talisker Players. Spirit Dreaming: Creation Myths from Around the World. See Mar 1. Thursday March 3 ●●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. ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Rachmaninoff: Preludes of the North. Rachmaninoff: Preludes, Op.32 (excerpts); ​Sherkin: ​Postludes from Adlivun (2014). Adam Sherkin, piano. Bluma Appel Lobby, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. Presented in partnership with Steinway Piano Gallery. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Sergio Orabona, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Spotlight: Patricia Wait, clarinet and Mark Chambers, cello. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon. Sibelius: String Quartet in d Op.56 “Voces intimae”; MacMillan: Tuireadh; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in b Op.115. Daedalus Quartet; Romie Deguise- Langlois, clarinet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●7:30: Opera York. Don Pasquale. Donizetti. Michael Robert Broder (Don Pasquale); Dion Mazerolle (Dr. Malatesta); Anne Marie Ramos (Norina); and others; Geoffrey Butler, artistic director; Renee Salewski, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 787-8811. -; 0(gala package). With supertitles. Also Mar 5. ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. L’Elisir d’Amore. See Feb 26; Also Mar 5. ●●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 March 4 ●●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: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416- 598-3444 x243. PWYC. Proceeds in support of Music & Arts School programming. ●●7:30: Heliconian Hall. All Aboard on a Musical Tour of Norway, Australia, Estonia, Spain, Greece and Russia. Grieg: Songs; Sculthorpe: Djilile; Works by Pärt, Mompou, Theodorakis. Paula Arciniega, mezzo; Louise Morley, Ruth Kazdan, Suzanne Yeo, piano; Rita Greer, clarinet; Jane Blackstone, voice/piano; Velma Ko, violin. 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922- 3618. ; free(child). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. La Traviata. Verdi. Allison Arends, soprano (Violetta); Ryan Harper, tenor (Alfredo); Andrew Tees, baritone (Germont); soloists and chorus of U of T Scarborough Concert Choir (Lenard Whiting, conductor); William Shookhoff, conductor and piano. Trinity Presbyterian Church York Mills, 2737 Bayview Ave. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Die Fledermaus. See Feb 25. Also Mar 6(mat). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. New Chamber Competition Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea Moor Castle. Book and Lyrics by Barb Scheffler and Michael Harms. Music by W.S. Gilbert. Selections from Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers and Iolanthe. Justin Ralph, tenor; Laurie Hurst, mezzo; Barb Scheffler, soprano; Alison Boudreau, soprano; Julius Fulop, bass. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416- 481-4867. ; (sr); (st); free(children under 14). Also on Mar 5 (Gala - 7pm); 6 (mat); 11 (eve); 12 (mat and eve); 13 (mat). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Chamber Music: Karen Gomyo, Christian Poltéra and Juho Pohjonen. Haydn: Piano Trio in E Major, Hob.XV:28; Janáček: Pohádka (Fairy Tale), Violin Sonata, JW7/7; Dvořák: Piano Trio in f, Op.65. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Saturday March 5 ●●3:00: Annex Singers Chamber Choir. Camerata. Chamber works by Byrd, Victoria, Morley, Chatman, Gjeilo and The Beatles. Guest: 38 | February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Mark Chambers, cello; Maria Case, conductor. St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416-968-7747. ; (sr); (under 30); free(12 and under). Also 7:30. ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: Gospel Jazz - Down By the Riverside. Jake Hiebert Trio. 140 Wineva Ave. 416- 691-8082. Free will offering. ●●7:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea Moor Castle. See Mar 4 (eve); Also Mar 6 (mat); 11 (eve); 12 (mat and eve); 13 (mat). annexsingers.com Camerata ANNEX SINGERS CHAMBER CHOIR March 5th, 3pm & 7:30pm St. Andrew’s United Church ●●7:30: Annex Singers Chamber Choir. Camerata. See 3:00. ●●7:30: Jubilate Singers. Winter Warmth: Latin American Voices. Works by Villa-Lobos, Ramirez, Guastavino and Moruja; traditional songs and rhythms. Guest: Rodrigo Chavez on charango, guitar and Latin percussion. St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-485-1988. ; (sr/ st). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Così fan tutte. Mozart. Ontario Opera Collaborative; Morgan Strickland, soprano (Fiordiligi); Heidi Jost, mezzo (Dorabella); Jeffrey Boyd, tenor (Ferrando); Kyle Merrithew, baritone (Guglielmo); Misty Banyard, soprano (Despina); Norman Brown, baritone (Don Alfonso); Frederic La Croix, conductor and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ●●7:30: Opera York. Don Pasquale. Donizetti. Michael Robert Broder (Don Pasquale); Dion Mazerolle (Dr. Malatesta); Anne Marie Ramos (Norina); and others; Geoffrey Butler, artistic director; Renee Salewski, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 787-8811. -; 0(gala package). With supertitles. Also Mar 3. ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Palestrina, Prince of Music. A re-creation of the Papal Office of Compline as it may have been celebrated by Pope Clement VIII in the Sistine Chapel on September 7, 1593, sung by candlelight. Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; O Magnum Mysterium; Salve Regina. Peter Mahon, conductor. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (Toronto), 131 McCaul St. 416-286-9798. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. L’Elisir d’Amore. See Feb 26. ●●7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. Bring Home Beethoven. Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Symphony No.7. Michael Adamson, violin. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 905-727-6101. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Through the song: From Félix Leclerc to Francis Cabrel. Welcome Soleil (Guy Smagghe, vocals; Bernard Dionne, bass; Philippe Lafaury, guitar/mandolin; Paddy Morgan, percussion). 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. ; (sr/st/members). ●●8:00: Jazz Performance and Education Centre. Jazz ‘n’ Pizazz: Jane Fair Rosemary Galloway Quintet. Jane Fair, saxophone; Rosemary Galloway, bass; Nancy Walker, piano; Lina Allemano, trumpet; Nick Fraser, drums. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-461-7744. ; (st). ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Matt Andersen. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz: Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Scaramella. Délices de la solitude. Mélisande Corriveau, pardessus; Joëlle Morton, basse de viole; Eric Milnes, clavecin. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416- 760-8610. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Somewhere There/Arraymusic. Triple CD Release Party. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. or PWYC. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Fragile Absolute. György Kurtág: The Answered Unanswered Question; Brett Dean: Viola Concerto; Anthony Pateras: Fragile Absolute; Kevin Lau: Concerto Grosso for Orchestra, String Quartet, and Turntables (world premiere/TSO commission). Afiara Quartet, string quartet; Skratch Bastid, turntables & effects; Peter Oundjian, conductor and host; Brett Dean, conductor and viola. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8.00. Sunday March 6 ●●2:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea Moor Castle. See Mar 4 (mat); Also Mar 11 (mat); 12 (mat and mat); 13 (mat). ●●2:00: Pickering Community Band. Here Comes Spring. Barry Sears, vocalist. Forest Director Peter Mahon Palestrina, Prince of Music The crown of the High Renaissance in the magnificent music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the “Princeps Musicae”. Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli Papal Office of Compline by candlelight Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 pm St. Patrick’s Church 141 McCaul St. Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Dr., Ajax. 905-427-5443. , (sr/under 18). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters: La travail du peintre. Works by Poulenc, Debussy, Fauré, Wolf, and others. Mireille Asselin, soprano; Brett Polegato, baritone; Peter Tiefenbach and Rachel Andrist, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●2:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective/ Arrraymusic. Pop-Up Afternoon Concert. Works by Bartók, Stravinsky, Feldman and Bunch. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-970- 4162. . ●●2:00: Toronto City Opera. Die Fledermaus. See Feb 25. ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket (VPAN). Campbell/Afiara. Works from Mozart to Brazilian choros new urban music. James Campbell, clarinet; Graham Campbell, guitar; Afiara String Quartet. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Recital. Works by Bach. Matthew Whitfield, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-859-7464. Free. Retiring collection. ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. 4 Hands Tickets: , Seniors: , Students with ID: (only at the door) Info: 416 286-9798 Order online: www.tallischoir.com an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario Pianists: 4 hands Lisa Tahara Narmina Efendiyeva Sunday March 6, 3pm Heliconian Hall SyrinxConcerts.ca for Fun. Chopin: Scherzo No.3 in c-sharp; Scriabin: Fantasy Op.28; works by Dvořák, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla and Menzefricke. Narmina Efendiyeva and Lisa Tahara, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Shamrocks at the Symphony. Celebration of Irish music. Grainger: Country Derry (Londonderry Air); Molly on the Shore; Hardiman (arr. Moore): Music from Lord of the Dance; Whelan: Riverdance Suite. Guest conductor, William Rowson; guest performers, Irish Folk Dancers. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (child/OTopus 14-29). 2:15: pre-concert chat. ●●3:30: Junction Trio. Evensong with Schola Magdalena. Works by Orlando di Lasso, Hildegard of Bingen and Stephanie Martin. Guests: Schola Magdalena; 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. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ music by César Franck. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Barbra Lica Trio. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416- 247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Russ Little Quintet. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. ●●4:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Sound of Eternity. Bach: Mass in b; Bastian Clevé: Sound of Eternity (film) (Canadian premiere). Anita Krause, mezzo; Geoff Sirett, baritone; Jennifer Krabbe, soprano; Charles Sy, tenor; Orpheus Choir; Chorus Niagara; Talisker Players. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-530-4428. ; (sr); Jubilate singers Winter Warmth LATIN AMERICAN VOICES featuring works by HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS guest instrumentalist RODRIGO CHAVEZ Saturday March 5, 7:30 pm St. Simon-the-Apostle Church jubilatesingers.ca thewholenote.com February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 | 39

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