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Volume 21 Issue 7 - April 2016

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Society of Toronto. Raags of the Gharana Tradition. Afternoon Raags with Ramesh Mishra and Devaki Pandit. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. and up; (members). Two-concert pkg avail. Also Apr 2(eve). ●●3:00: Florivox. Shadows and Light. Gillian Stecyk, conductor. Grace Church on-the- Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. /20 (sr, st, adv). Ensemble Made In Canada Angela Park, piano Sharon Wei, viola Elissa Lee, violin Rachel Mercer, cello Sunday April 3, 3pm SyrinxConcerts.ca ●●3:00: Syrinx. Ensemble Made in Canada. Works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Omar Daniel. Angela Park, piano; Sharon Wei, viola; Elissa Lee, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●3:00: York University Department of Music. York U Wind Symphony. William Thomas, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●3:00: Zephyr Piano Trio. In Concert. Works by Mendelssohn, Smetana and Piazzolla. Ilona Beres, Terry Holowach and Edward Hayes. Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby Point Rd. 416-694-8923. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Bach Goldberg Variations. See Apr 1. Also Apr 5(George Weston Recital Hall). ●●4:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. Carmina Burana. Orff: Carmina Burana; Dello Joio: Psalm of David. Leslie Fagan, soprano; Christopher Mayell, tenor; Peter MacGillivray, baritone; Amadeus Choir; Buffalo Master Chorale; Bach Children’s Choir; Shawn Grenke, piano. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (under 30); (st). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Hart House Chorus. Spring Concert. Haydn: Missa in tempore belli (Mass in Time of War); Gjeilo: Dark Night of the Soul. Daivd Eliakis, accompanist; Daniel Norman, conductor. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 647-774-0755. Free. Donations accepted on behalf of Sistema Toronto. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz A. Concerts in the GTA Vespers: Tribute to Duke Ellington. Mike Murley, saxophone; Mark Eisenman, piano; Pat Collins, bass; Barry Elmes, drums. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Mark Eisenman Trio. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Jan Novotný, piano. Works by Smetana and Schumann. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416- 481-7294. ; (st). CANCELLED. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Percussion Ensemble Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. viva electronica Sun. Apr. 3 | Oliphant Theatre www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Viva Electronica. Hamel: Dreamer; Kessler: Is It Marion?; Tan: On the Sensations of Tone II; Ahn: LOL; Steenhuisen: Vajrayana Tantra Shift. Gregory Oh, solo piano; Xin Wang, soprano; Wallace Halladay, saxophone; New Music Concerts Ensemble; Robert Aitken, conductor. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-961- 9594. ; (sr/artists); (st). Introduction at 7:15. Monday April 4 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Instrumental Masterclass in Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Cecilia String Quartet. Agócs: Commissioned piece; Mendelssohn: String Quartet in e Op.44 No.2; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in b Op.115. Cecilia String Quartet; Kati Agócs, soprano; James Campbell, clarinet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Concert and Chamber Choir. Robert Cooper, interim conductor, Ted Moroney, accompaniment. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Tuesday April 5 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Violin Masters. Works by Leclair and Ysaÿe. Marie Bérard, violin; Aaron Schwebel, violin. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. Late seating is not available. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital. Featuring students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●5:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Free Pop-Up Concert. Noel Edison, conductor. Allan Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place, 181 Bay St. 416-598-0422. Free. Also at 5:30. ●●5:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Free Pop-Up Concert. Noel Edison, conductor. Allan Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place, 181 Bay St. 416-598-0422. Free. Also at 5:00. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Woodwind Chamber Ensemble Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Guitar Orchestra Concert. U of T Art Centre, 15 King’s College Cir. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Array Music. 4 New Works. Hostman: Yet, the Rain Falls More Darkly; Newsome: Capsule; Scime: Scivias - Know the Ways; S. Wilson: untitled. Array Ensemble; guest: Carla Huhtanen, soprano. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. . ●●8:00: Hirut Jazz. Finger Style Guitar Association. Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560. PWYC. Also Apr 19. Music TORONTO DUO TURGEON April 5 at 8 pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Duo Turgeon. Valery Gavrilin: Sketches; Ravel: Second Suite from Daphnis and Chloe, Vyacheslav Gryaznov: new arrangement for two pianos; Lutoslawski: Variations on a theme by Paganini. Anne Louise-Turgeon, piano; Edward Turgeon, piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. , ; (st); age 18 to 35 – pay your age. BENJAMIN ALARD SOLO HARPSICHORD BACH GOLDBERG VARIATIONS Apr 5 1.855.985.2787 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. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. and up; and up(sr); –(35 and under). Also Mar 31, Apr 1, 2, 3(mat), (all at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre). Wednesday April 6 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Chopin Preludes. Rossina Grieco, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. Late seating is not available. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Angus Sinclair, Organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416- 922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Two by Two. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Martin Chamin. Book by Peter Stone. Joe Cascone, director/designer. Zion Cultural Centre, 1650 Finch Ave. E. 416-755-1717. . Runs to Apr 17. Days and times vary. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis Master’s/DMA Series. Emmanuel College Chapel, 75 Queen’s Park Cr. E. 416- 408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. gamUT Contemporary Music Ensemble. Wallace Halladay, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. World Music: Anoushka Shankar, sitar. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Piano Concerto 4. Agócs: Perpetual Summer; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4; Sibelius: Symphony No.1. Francesco Piemontesi, piano; Thomas Søndergård, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75–8. Also Apr 8(7:30). ●●8:00: Toy Piano Composers. TPC Curiosity Festival: Playback. Nancy Tam, curator. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 647- 829-4213. (festival pass). Festival runs until Apr 9. 40 | April 1, 2016 - May 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Thursday April 7 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Chopin: Fantastic Jest. Chopin: Fantasy in f Op.49; Scherzo No.3 in c-sharp Op.39; ​Sherkin: ​new work. 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. ●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. In Concert: Classics and Jazz. John Edward Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910. . Includes coffee and snack. Also May 5. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Joshua Ehlebracht, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Dannthology. Biber: Passacaglia; Zosha di Castri: WMCT commission premiere; Peter Lieberson: Rumble; Schumann: Märchenbilder Op.113; Brahms: Viola Sonata in E-flat Op.12 No.2. Steven Dann, viola; Nico Dann, percussion; Robin Dann, vocals; Joel Quarrington, double bass; James Parker, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●7:00: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Tsumugu. Amami Island folk songs, Tsugaru shamisen, taiko drumming. Anna Sato, vocals; Chie Hanawa, Tsugaru shamisen; Keita Kanazashi, taiko drum and Japanese flute. 6 Garamond Ct. 416-441-2345. ; (JCCC members). ●●7:00: Toronto Secondary School Music Teachers’ Association. 65th Annual “Sounds of Toronto” Concert. Featuring 1,000 students from 30 schools in song, concert and jazz bands, string and symphony orchestras, steel pan, small groups and as student conductors. Works by Bernstein, Williams, Grainger, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and others. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-394-7130 x20044. . ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. Steinway Piano Fundraising Concert. Works by Burton, Schubert/Boehm, Linton-France, Chopin, Debussy, Aitken and Meyer-Obersleben. Robert Aitken, flute; William Aide, piano. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x301. . Presenting Holy Trinity’s new Steinway. April 7 - 16, 2016 Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. OPER AATELIER.COM DON’T MISS TORONTO’S OPER A EVENT OF THE SEASON! ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Lucio Silla. Mozart. Kresimir Spicer (Lucio); Inga Kalna (Cinna); Mireille Asselin (Celia); Peggy Kriha Dye (Cecillio); Meghan Lindsay (Giunia); Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. –1; (under 30). Media Night. Also Apr 9, 10, 12, 15, 16; start times vary. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters: Musicians from Marlboro. Haydn: String Quartet in C Op.20 No.2; Berg: Lyric Suite; Dvořák: Piano Quintet No.2 in A Op.81. Itamar Zorman, Robin Scott, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Brook Speltz, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. African Drumming and Dancing Ensemble; Latin- American Percussion Ensemble; Steel Pan Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Blythwood Winds. Continental Drift. Schumann: Rhenish Symphony (Mvt 1; arr. Vander Hyden); Klughardt: Quintett; Bitsch: Sonatine; Françaix: Quintet No.1. Tim Crouch, flute; Anthony Thompson, clarinet; Elizabeth Eccleston, oboe; Michael Macaulay, bassoon; Curtis Vander Hyden, horn. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-567-7906. /(adv); (sr/st). ●●9:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Liz Loughrey. Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. 416-872- 4255. . Restricted to 19 and over. Photo: Daniel Foley Friday April 8 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital: Michael Westwood, clarinet. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. 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. ●●7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. Clapping Music. Learn and perform Steve Reich’s Clapping Music in an 80-person ensemble. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free; PWYC. Preferred seating available. ●●7:30: Alexander Showcase Theatre. The Addams Family. Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Based on characters created by Charles Addams. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 416-324-1259. ; (sr/st). Until Apr 16. Days and times vary. ●●7:30: Essential Opera. She’s The One. Contemporary operas by Uyeda, Raum, Höstmann, Pidgorna, Estacio and Heggie. Erin Bardua, soprano; Maureen Batt, soprano; Maureen Ferguson, soprano; Julie Ludwig, soprano; Cheryl Duvall, music director and piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 827-3009. ; (sr/st/arts worker). ●●7:30: Leonard Music Services/Shaw Percussion. The Heillig Manoeuvre. Original jazz compositions and other works. Henry Heillig, bass; Stacie McGregor, piano; Alison Young, saxes; Charlie Cooley, drums. Sharon-Hope United Church, 18648 Leslie Street, Sharon. 905-722-5449. /(adv). ‘NOON AT MET’ Free concerts at 12:15 pm Apr. 7 Apr.14 Apr.21 Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen Street E .,Toronto 416-363-0331 (ext. 26) www.metunited.org Church of the Holy Trinity presents Robert Aitken, flute William Aide, piano Thursday April 7, 7:30pm Join us as we unveil and celebrate our new Steinway piano. Hear two of Canada’s pre-eminent musicians, together for the first time in decades, in a program of Romantic repertoire. Music at Metropolitan Joshua Ehlebracht, organist Ellen McAteer, soprano Koichi Inoue, pianist Apr. 28 Jessika Whitfield, soprano Matthew Whitfield, pianist May 5 Julia Morson, soprano, Rashaan Allwood, pianist Tickets at the door ~ proceeds to offset new piano expenses ~ Trinity Square, beside the Eaton Centre 416-598-4521 ext. 301 | ht@holytrinitytoronto.org thewholenote.com April 1, 2016 - May 7, 2016 | 41

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