Views
3 years ago

Volume 21 Issue 7 - April 2016

  • Text
  • April
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
  • Musical
  • Symphony
  • Arts
  • Theatre
  • Orchestra
  • Concerto
  • Choir

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 54. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 57. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 58. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 60. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from May 1 to June 7, 2016. All listings must be received by Midnight Friday April 8. LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to listings@thewholenote.com or by fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed version of this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Aurora, Brampton, Etobicoke, King Township, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville , Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Sharon, Toronto. MUSICAL THEATRE The following musicals do not appear ●●Rosedale Heights School of the Arts in the concert listings. Details for Musical Theatre. Rent. these performances can be found in ●●Scarborough Music Theatre. Damn C. Musical Theatre on page 57. Yankees. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Anne of ●●Shaw Festival. Alice in Wonderland. Green Gables, Avenue Q, Disney’s The Little ●●Stratford Festival. A Chorus Line. Mermaid. ●●Theatre Sheridan. Grand Hotel. ●●Mirvish Productions. If/Then, Kinky Boots. ●●Young People’s Theatre. The Wizard of Oz. Friday April 1 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital: Matthew Li, piano. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: York University Brass and Percussion Ensembles. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●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. ●●5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The Art of the Prima Donna. Staged and costumed program of romantic opera. Works by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and others. Paul Widner, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (st). ●●7:00: 3 in the 6ix. 2nd of 3: On a Whim. Debussy: Trio No.1 in G; Silberberg: On a Whim; Brahms: Trio No.1 in B. Jane St. Trio. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-767-6729. /(adv); (st/arts); (under 18). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York U Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Apr 2. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Erwin Schulhoff. Dada, Jazz and the String Sextet: Portrait of a Forgotten Master. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973- 4000. –. Also Apr 2. ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. John Sheard Presents The American Songbook. Reid Jamieson and Michael Louis Johnson. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. April Fools. Songs by Sinatra, Bennett, Martin, Darrin and others. Andy DeCampos, vocals. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410- 1570. . ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Stories of Love and Longing. Sjolund: Love Lost; Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes Op.52; Palestrina: Sicut Cervus; Enns: Like as the Hart; Bissell: A Song of Longing; works by Chatman, Britten, Mechem and Stroope. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Cameron Carpenter, Organ. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –. BENJAMIN ALARD SOLO HARPSICHORD BACH GOLDBERG VARIATIONS Mar 31-Apr 3 416.964.6337 tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Bach Goldberg Variations. Bach: Goldberg Variations; Trio Sonata from “The Musical Offering.” Benjamin Alard, solo harpsichord; Grégoire Jeay, flute; Jeanne Lamon, violin; Christina Mahler, cello. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. and up; and up(sr); –(35 and under). Also Apr 2, 3(mat), 5(George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Toy Piano Composers/Bicycle Opera Project. TPC Curiosity Festival: Travelogue. Works by Monica Pearce, August Murphy- King/Colleen Murphy-King, Elisha Denburg, 38 | April 1, 2016 - May 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

and Tobin Stokes. Members of the Bicycle Opera Project. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 647-829-4213. (festival pass). Also Apr 2. Festival runs until Apr 9. ●●8:00: Victoria College Chorus. Patience. Music by Arthur Sullivan. Libretto W. S. Gilbert. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 416-978-8849. ; (sr); (st). Also Apr 2(3:00). ●●8:00: Voicebox/Opera in Concert. Isis and Osiris: Gods of Egypt. Music by Peter Anthony Togni. Libretto by Sharon Singer. Lucia Cesaroni (Isis); Michael Barrett (Osiris); Julie Nesrallah (Nepthys); Michael Nyby (Seth); Stuart Graham (The Grand Vizier); and others; Orchestra and Chorus of Voicebox: Opera In Concert; Robert Cooper, conductor and chorus director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. and . Also Apr 3 (2:30). ●●8:30: Aga Khan Museum/Turkuaz TV. Turkish Masters Welcomed to the Aga Khan Museum. Ancient songs of Anatolia using traditional and modern instruments. Erkan Oğur, guitar; Ismail Hakkı Demircioğlu, saz and guitar. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. From . Access to galleries with ticket (6:00-8:00). ●●9:00: Skule Music. In Concert. Hart House, Arbor Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978- 2452. Free. Saturday April 2 ●●12:00 noon: Lower Ossington Theatre. Disney’s The Litttle Mermaid: A Broadway Musical. Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. Book by Doug Wright. Alan Kinsella, stage director. Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. 416-915- 6747. .99–.99. Runs to Apr 24. Days and times vary. ●●2:00: Orchardviewers. Northern District. Ensemble from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Northern District Public Library, Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393- 7610. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Northern Lights Chorus. Genius of Music. Barbershop choral music. Guest: Toronto All-Star Big Band. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-866- 744-7467. –; (st); free(student ticket with purchase of adult ticket); free(under 3). Also 7:30. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Alligator Pie. Abigail Richardson-Schulte: Alligator Pie. Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Dennis Lee, poet; Kevin Frank, narrator; Earl Lee, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .50–.75. Also at 4:00. ●●3:00: Victoria College Chorus. Patience. See Apr 1(8:00). ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus/Cawthra Park Chamber Choir. Good Vibrations. Michel Ross and Alex Wang, piano; Elise Bradley and Bob Anderson, conductors. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Alligator Pie. Abigail Richardson-Schulte: Alligator Pie. Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Dennis Lee, poet; Kevin Frank, narrator; Earl Lee, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .50–.75. Also at 2:00. ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: New Beginnings. Laura Fernandez, vocals; Don Naduriak, piano; Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo, drum. 140 Wineva Ave. 416- 691-8082. Freewill offering. ●●7:00: Aga Khan Museum/Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto. Raags of the Gharana Tradition. Evening Raags with Anupama Bhagwat and Waseem Ahmed Khan. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. and up; (members). Two-concert pkg avail. Also Apr 3(mat). ●●7:00: University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Arts, Culture and Media. Spring Awakening. UTSC Concert Band; UTSC String Orchestra. Academic Resource Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough. 416-208- 4769. Free. ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. When Daffodils Begin to Peer. Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda Op.26 No.1; Six Songs of Early Canada (arr. Patriquin); Halley: Love Songs for Springtime; Shearing: Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare. Henry Renglich, conductor. Guests: Unionville Montessori School Appassionata Singers. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-769-9271. . ●●7:30: Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Best of Big Band Open Mic. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000 or 1-888-805-8888. –. ●●7:30: Music On The Donway. Retro Ramblers Quartet. Music of the 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond. Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway W. 416-444-8444. ; free(under 13). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Weber’s Abu Hassan and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. Semistaged with piano accompaniment. Henry Irwin, baritone (Abu Hassan); Michele Danese, soprano (Fatima); Steven Henrikson, baritone (Omar); Deena Nicklefork, soprano (Judith); Larry Tozer, baritone (Bluebeard); Gregory Finney, stage director; William Shookhoff, piano/conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ●●7:30: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Piaf Encore. La Vie en rose, I Love Paris, Rien de rien, Pauvre Jean, Milord and other songs. Pandora Topp, vocals (Piaf); Kerry Stratton, conductor. The Extension Room, 30 Eastern Ave. 647-352-7041. . ●●7:30: Toronto Northern Lights Chorus. Genius of Music. Barbershop choral music. Guest: Toronto All-Star Big Band. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-866- 744-7467. –; (st); free(student ticket with purchase of adult ticket); free(under 3). Also 2:00. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York U Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Apr 1. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Red Dirt Skinners. Featuring blues, country, folk, honky tonk, klezmer and ballads. Opening set: Joal Kamps. Sarah Skinner, soprano saxophone; Rob Skinner, guitar and vocals. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-691- 0449. /(adv). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Erwin Schulhoff. Dada, Jazz and the String Sextet: Portrait of a Forgotten Master. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973- 4000. –. Also Apr 1. ●●8:00: Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir. Spring Serenade. Gjeilo: Sunrise Mass; other works. First United Church (Port Credit), 151 Lakeshore Rd W., Mississauga. 905-278-3714. ; (child). ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Spring. Copland: Appalachian Spring; Debussy: Danse sacrée et profane; Dvořák: Symphony No.6. Erica Goodman, harp; Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. –. ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu Japanese Taiko Drum and Music Ensemble/TorQ Percussion Quartet. In Concert. Japanese, Western and world percussion. TorQ: Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake, and Daniel Morphy; Kiyoshi Nagata, music director. Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. /(adv); (sr/st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz: Katrina 10 Years On. Blanchard: A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina). Terence Blanchard, trumpet. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –. ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Shakespeare in Love: Romeo and Juliet. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 429-0007. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Bach Goldberg Variations. See Apr 1. Also Apr 3(mat), 5(George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. National Arts Centre Orchestra. R. Strauss: Don Juan; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 K466; Sokolović: Ringelspiel; R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration. Gabriela Montero, piano; National Arts Centre Orchestra, guest orchestra; Alexander Shelley, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75–8. ●●8:00: Toy Piano Composers/Bicycle Opera Project. TPC Curiosity Festival: Travelogue. Works by Monica Pearce, August Murphy- King/Colleen Murphy-King, Elisha Denburg, and Tobin Stokes. Members of the Bicycle Opera Project. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 647-829-4213. (festival pass). Also Apr 1. Festival runs until Apr 9. ●●8:00: Univox Choir. Everything Beautiful. Tahirih Vejdani, conductor. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-463- 2179. /20 (sr, st, adv). Sunday April 3 ●●12:30: Harmonia Hungarica. Spring Orlando Consort: La passion de Jeanne d’Arc SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 3PM KOERNER HALL Ask LUDWIG Concert. Works by Aichinger, Lassus, Brahms, Bartók, Kodály and others. Katalin Végh, conductor. First Hungarian Presbyterian Church, 439 Vaughan Road. 416-971-9754. Freewill offering. ●●1:30: Payadora Tango Duo. In Concert. Music of Buenos Aires exploring the past and present of Argentinian Tango. Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd. 416-686-6809. (family); ; (sr/child/artist). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Heart Songs. Corlis: Heart Songs of the White Wampum; Beethoven: Choral Fantasy; and other works. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Women’s Chamber Choir; Men’s Chorus; Beverley Johnston, marimba; Hilary Apfelstadt, Elaine Choi, Tracy Wong and Mark Ramsay, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Voicebox/Opera in Concert. Isis and Osiris: Gods of Egypt. See Apr 1 (8:00). TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Orlando Consort: La passion de Jeanne d’Arc. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. –. With a film screening of La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928). ●●3:00: Aga Khan Museum/Raag-Mala Music If you prefer NOT to read through all 356 listings in this section looking for Leonid Nediak or Koerner Hall or Early Music or Syrinx or Zone 3 then don't. TheWholeNote.com/index.php/listings/ask-ludwig thewholenote.com April 1, 2016 - May 7, 2016 | 39

Volumes 21-25 (2015-2019)

Volume 25 Issue 4 - December 2019 / January 2020
Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019
Volume 25 Issue 1 - September 2019
Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019
Volume 24 Issue 7 - April 2019
Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019
Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019
Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019
Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018
Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018
Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018
Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018
Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018
Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018
Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018
Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017
Volume 23 Issue 2 - October 2017
Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017
Volume 22 Issue 9 - Summer 2017
Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017
Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017
Volume 22 Issue 6 - March 2017
Volume 22 Issue 5 - February 2017
Volume 22 Issue 4 - December 2016/January 2017
Volume 22 Issue 2 - October 2016
Volume 22 Issue 1 - September 2016
Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016
Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016
Volume 21 Issue 6 - March 2016
Volume 21 Issue 5 - February 2016
Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016
Volume 21 Issue 3 - November 2015
Volume 21 Issue 2 - October 2015
Volume 21 Issue 1 - September 2015

Volumes 16-20 (2010-2015)

Volumes 11-15 (2004-2010)

Volumes 6 - 10 (2000 - 2006)

Volumes 1-5 (1994-2000)