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Volume 21 Issue 6 - March 2016

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From 30 camp profiles to spark thoughts of being your summer musical best, to testing LUDWIG as you while away the rest of so-called winter; from Scottish Opera and the Danish Midtvest, to a first Toronto recital appearance by violin superstar Maxim Vengerov; from musings on New Creations and new creation, to the boy who made a habit of crying Beowulf; it's a month of merry meetings and rousing recordings reviewed, all here to discover in The WholeNote.

●●March 13 2:00: The Toronto Consort. BEO- WULF: A Lecture by Benjamin Bagby.The lecture and Q&A will be followed by a reception with cash bar and complimentary nibbles. Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Road. 416-966-1045; (fundraiser in support of the Toronto Consort). ●●March 18 7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. Minimalism Remixed. Learn about minimalism, the musical movement that has inspired artists from Radiohead to DJ Spooky, through discussion and performances. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free, PWYC preferred seating available. ●●March 20 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. The Three Queens. Guest speaker Iain Scott, opera reviewer, lecturer and director of Opera-Is, discusses operas of Donizetti. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. . ●●March 21 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Opera Appreciation – It’s All in the Family. From ferociously protective mothers to fraternal bonds that lead to murderous tensions, discover the panoply of family, friendships, rivalries and loyalties in some of the greatest operas. Lecturer: Opera educator Iain Scott. 750 Spadina Ave. To register: 416-924-6211 x0.. ●●March 31 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. What is an Operetta? Lecturer Guillermo Silva, general director of Toronto Operetta Theatre; inside information on this musical art form filled with humour, romance, comedy, dance, satire and fun. 750 Spadina Ave. For more information: 416-924-6211 x155; . ●●April 07 7:30: Darchei Noam Synagogue. Jews’ Muse: Gustav Mahler. See March 10. Screenings ●●March 22 6:30: Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Screening of Verdi’s Falstaff (2001). Director: Ruggiero Cappuccio; starring: Ambrogio Maestri, Roberto Frontali, Juan Diego Flores, Barbara Frittoli; conductor: Riccardo Muti; Orchestra & Coro del Teatro Alla Scala. Hosted by the Opera House in Busseto with original scenography from 1913. Alliance Française Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. Istituto/ Free. ●●April 03 4:00 and 7:30: Toronto Jewish Film Society/ Ashkenaz Foundation. Rock in the Red Zone (Israel, 2015). Documentary. War, music, love and fate come together. Director Laura Bialis travels to Siderot, the small town that revolutionized Israeli rock music and whose proximity to the Gaza Strip puts it on the front lines of the current conflict. Al E. The ETCeteras View Blvd. To register (before Feb 28): 416- Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x606. ; (age 18-35). Master Classes ●●March 04, 05, April 01, 02 10:00-12:00; 2:00-4:00. The Royal Conservatory. Leon Fleisher, piano. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408=0208. Observers welcome. Free. ●●March 04 1:00-5:00. The Royal Conservatory. Libby Larsen, composer. Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Observers welcome. Free. ●●March 10 10:00-12:00. The Royal Conservatory. Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Observers welcome. Free. ●●March 11 10:00-12:00; 2:00-4:00. The Royal Conservatory. Ronan O’Hora, piano. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Observers welcome. Free. ●●March 11. The Royal Conservatory. Atar Arad, violin. 10:00-12:30 Conservatory Theatre.;2:00-4:30, Classroom 319. 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Observers welcome. Free. ●●March 18 10:00-12:30; 2:00-4:00. The Royal Conservatory. John Perry, piano. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Observers welcome. Free. ●●March 18 10:00-1:00; 2:00-5:00. The Royal Conservatory. Joel Quarrington, double bass. Classroom 310, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. Observers welcome. Free. ●●March 20 10:00-12:30; 1:30-4:00. The Royal Conservatory. Don Liuzzi, timpani. Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Observers welcome. Free. ●●April 03 2:00: North York Music Festival. Open Violin Master Class. Violinist Moshe Hammer will coach six senior level students. Open to auditors. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-788-8553; . Workshops ●●March 05 10:30am-1:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday: Choral Workshop with Guest Conductor Caron Daley. Join members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, conductor Caron Daley and an enthusiastic community of singers to read through Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422 x223; . ●●March 05 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Sight-Singing Workshop. Led by Art Levine. Northern District Library, 40 Orchard 386-0258. ; (members). ●●March 10 6:45-8:45: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne Lederman. Join players of bowed string instruments to learn world folk repertoire for our community event at Fort York on May 21. Long & McQuade Clinic Space, 935 Bloor St. W. For more information and repertoire:; 647-217-4620. Practice sessions by donation. ●●March 11 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485 or (non-members). Refreshments included. ●●March 20 1:00–3:30: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne Lederman. See March 10. ●●March 20 2:00-4:30 CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading of Mendelssohn’s Elijah for singers and instrumentalists. Joan Andrews, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-781-4745. ; (members). ●●April 01 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485; (non-members). Refreshments included. ●●April 03 1:00–3:30: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne Lederman. See March 10. Canadian Vocal Ensemble Looking for a musical experience unlike any other? Want to tour with a great bunch of singers? Consider joining MOSAIC today! MOSAIC Canadian Vocal Ensemble directed by Gordon Mansell was formed in 2012 as a touring concert choir in advance of its first performance tour to Italy and the Vatican in 2013. The vocal ensemble rehearses at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in the Etobicoke area of Toronto every Tuesday night. In addition to its concerts and tours, MOSAIC often collaborates with the music program at OLS on special events. However, it is not a church or liturgical choir and is accepting of all beliefs. MOSAIC has a varied contemporary and classical repertoire that mixes Karl Jenkins, Ruth Watson Henderson, Mark Hayes and Stephen Chatman with Palestrina, Mozart, Bach and Fauré. If you are interested in learning more about MOSAIC and want to tour with us, drop the director a note today at or tweet him @gdmansell. You can also phone or text him at 416-571-3680 52 | March 1, 2016 - April 7, 2016

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Especially interested in hearing from first violinists and string bass players. Please contact personnel@nyco. for further information INSTRUCTION & COURSES FLUTE LESSONS. Classical flute lessons for all ages and levels. Located near Davenport- Lansdowne. Contact Meghan at 647-226- 5488, FLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS. RCM exam preparation. RCM certified advanced specialist. Samantha Chang, FTCL, FLCM, Royal Academy of Music PGDip, LRAM, ARCT. Toronto, Scarborough 416-293- 1302, com LESSONS FOR ALL! Friendly and firm - I’m an experienced musician and mom teaching piano and singing to children (and young at heart) in my Toronto home (East Leslieville). To discuss your child’s need for music-making please contact PIANO LESSONS WITH CONCERT PIANIST EVE EGOYAN All ages, all levels welcome, at Earwitness Studio, Artscape Youngplace (downtown Toronto). Eve’s own exposure to exceptional teachers during her developmental years makes her a communicative, intuitive and creative teacher with over 25 years teaching experience (private lessons, masterclasses, adjudication) Each student is an individual. Email Eve to set up a free introductory meeting at eve. PRIVATE VIOLIN LESSONS: All ages welcome! Beginner to professional. Lessons in English and French, music studio in the Annex. PRIVATE VOICE/PIANO/THEORY LESSONS: Experienced, BFA Certified Teacher located at Christ Church Deer Park (Yonge & St. Clair). Prepares you or your child for RCM exams, competitions & auditions. Contact Jessika: (647) 214-2827. VegasNorth’s 2016 BIG BAND WORKSHOPS These big band workshops focus on teaching intermediate/advanced musicians how to rehearse/perform in a big band ensemble while having a ton of fun rehearsing great charts. 12 sessions - Noon - 2 PM on Sundays from April - June 2016 Location - The Rehearsal Factory 330 Geary. 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