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Volume 21 Issue 7 - April 2016

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●●7:30: 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 6(8:00). ●●8:00: Alliance Française Toronto. Olivier de Spiegeleir Classical Concert: Classic makes its Cinema. Belgian pianist plays works from the cinema by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert and Strauss. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (mem/sr/st). ●●8:00: Hirut Jazz. Latin Jazz with Don Naduriak Quintet. Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560. By donation. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents III: Jeremy Bellaviti and The Science of What? Curated by Alex Samaras. 197 John St. 416- 204-1080. ; (members). ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Dan Cooper Concert Series: Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Leon Fleisher Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D; R. Strauss: Don Juan; Ravel: La valse. Alex Volkov, violin; Leon Fleisher, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –. 6:45: Prelude Recital. ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Elements. McLean: Elements; Mozart: Rondo for Violin and Orchestra K269; Beethoven: Grosse Fuge; Glazunov: Theme and Variations. Brian Lewis, violin. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-499-0403. ; (sr); (arts/nonprofit worker). ●●8:00: St. Jude’s Church. Celebration of the Arts: Puttin’ on the Ritz. Selections include Top Hat, Cheek to Cheek, Heat Wave, Always, What’ll I Do, and Puttin’ on the Ritz. The Talisker Players Quartet; Whitney O’Hearn, soprano; Bud Roach, tenor. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844- 3972. . ●●9:00: Hart House Jazz Ensemble. In Concert. Hart House, Arbor Room, 7 Hart House A. Concerts in the GTA Circle. 416-978-2452. Free. Saturday April 9 ●●3:00: Walmer Road Baptist Church. Organ Recital and Choir. Works by Bach, Schumann, Bonet and Kodály. Imre Olah, organ/conductor. 188 Lowther Ave. 416-924-1121. Freewill offering. ●●7:00: Latin Flute Festival. In Recital. Latin American music for flutes. Christine Beard, flute; Christopher Lee, flute; James Brown, guitar. Hart House, Music Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-294-4259. Entry by donation. UofT Symphony Orchestra Uri Mayer, conductor. Performing Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, Op. 90 in F Major and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, Op. 47. April 9, 2016 MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park , senior, student music.utoronto.ca / 416-408-0208 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brahms: Symphony No.3 Op.90 in F; Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 Op.47. Uri Mayer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Coro San Marco. Singing Together. A celebration of different cultures through choral music. Armonia; Cantemos; Chinese Canadian Choir of Toronto; Coro San Marco; Joyful Singers; La Petite Musicale; Nayiri Armenian Choir of Toronto; Noor Choir; Toronto Taiwanese Choir. Toronto Full of Joy Church, 1100 Petrolia Rd. 416-399-8053 or 905-275-6880. . ●●7:30: Jazz Oriental. Making the Rent 2. Sudanese, Persian and Syrian music. Waleed Abdulhamid, multi-instrumentalist, vocals; Naghmeh Farahmand, percussion; Nawras Nader, lute, guitar and vocals. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-588- 4769. ; free(newcomers to Canada/under 12). Collaboration among 4 refugee sponsorship groups to raise funds. ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Lucio Silla. Also Apr 9, 10, 12, 15, 16; start times vary. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Midsummer Night’s Dream and More. Wagner: “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre; Handel: Harp Concerto; Mendelssohn: Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”. Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, harp; James Feddeck, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75–7. Also Apr 10(3:00). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Copland 2015: What Is Future? Spoken word and improvised music. Bill Gilliam and friends. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. /(st/arts workers). ●●8:00: Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts. Wu Man and Shanghai Quartet. Wu Man, pipa; Shanghai Quartet. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. –. ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. The Titan. Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.2; Mahler: Symphony No.1 “The Titan.” Guest: Sheng Cai, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815- 2021 or 888-489-7784. ; (sr); (st/ child). Also Apr 10(mat). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Johnny Clegg. Blend of Western pop and South African Zulu rhythms. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –. ●●8:00: Toy Piano Composers. TPC Curiosity Festival: Metal. Works by Fiona Ryan, Chris Thornborrow, Bekah Simms, Daniel Brophy, RuthGuechtal, and Alex Eddington. Toy Piano Composers Ensemble; Pratik Gandhi, conductor. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647- 829-4213. –. Festival runs until Apr 9. Sunday April 10 ●●10:30am: Lawrence Park Community Church. Lion King. Elton John: Lion King medley; J.S. Bach: “Alleluia” from Cantata No.142. Confederation Centre Youth Chorus; Donald Fraser, conductor. 2180 Bayview Ave. 416- 489-1551. Freewill offering. Religious Service. ●●2:00: Jacqueline Gélineau presents. Easter Oratorio BWV249. J.S. Bach. Darlene Shura, soprano; Jacqueline Gélineau, contralto; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; John Holland, baritone; Brahm Goldhamer, conductor and harpsichord. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. Free; donations accepted. ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. The Titan. See Apr 9(eve). ●●3:00: Music at Islington. Triptych: Prelude/Chorale/Fugue. An exploration of musical forms by J.S. Bach with transcriptions by Siloti and Busoni, mirrored by Franck, linked by Liszt and Wagner. Asher Ian Armstrong, piano. Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-239-1131. PWYC. Food Bank donation appreciated. ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. 21st Annual Schubertiad: Beyond the Brook. Colleen Cook, Jeffrey Hill, Inna Perkis, Boris Zarankin and Ilana Zarankin. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1870. ; (sr/ st); (young adult); (child). ●●3:00: Opera Atelier. Lucio Silla. Also Apr 10, 12, 15, 16; start times vary. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Valentina Lisitsa, piano. Scriabin: Preludes; Poème in D-flat Op.41; Flammes sombres Op.73; Polonaise in B-flat Op.21; Poème tragique in B-flat Op.34; Poème satanique in C Op. 36; Tchaikovsky: Children’s Album Op.39; Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No.1 in d Op.28. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. –. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Recital. Works by Bach, Boëllmann and Widor. Thomas Bell, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961- 8116. Free. Retiring collection. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Midsummer Night’s Dream and More. Wagner: “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre; Handel: Harp Concerto; Mendelssohn: Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme presents Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford UK with Dr. Stephen Darlington, conductor in a programme of Sacred English Choral Music – the concluding concert of their 2016 Canada and US tour. Sunday April 10, 7pm Tickets • 416-488-7884 or online at gracechurchonthehill.ca 42 | April 1, 2016 - May 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

“Enigma”. Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, harp; James Feddeck, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75– 7. Also Apr 9(7:30). ●●4:30: Northlea United Church. New Beginnings: Jazz Vespers Service. Assorted jazz repertoire with words from scripture, poetry, ancient prayers, and wisdom from a mixture of faith traditions. Alex Pangman, jazz vocals; Rob Rowe, piano; Kelly Arrey, drums; Mike Pelletier, bass. 125 Brentcliffe Rd. 416-425- 5252. PWYC. ●●7:00: Grace Church on-the-Hill. Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford. Sacred English Choral Music. Dr. Stephen Darlington, conductor. 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488- 7884. . ●●7:30: Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series. In Concert. Jarred Dunn, piano; young/community artists selected by audition. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-450-9220. PWYC. ●●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. ●●8:00: Somewhere There/Arraymusic. Toronto’s Hottest Improvisers. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. /PWYC. ●●8:30: Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation/ Toronto Downtown Jazz. Spotlight on Israeli Culture Festival: Israeli Jazz Showcase. Avishai Cohen Quartet; Roni Eytan Quintet. Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St. W. 416- 598-2475. ; cash only. Monday April 11 ●●9:00am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs sing from 9am to noon and 1pm to 3pm. Annual High School Choral Festival. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. See Festivals in section E: The ETCetteras for more details. ●●7:00: St. Paul’s United Church (Oakville). In Concert. P.E.I. Confederation Youth Chorus. 454 Rebecca St., Oakville. 905-845- 3427. Freewill donation. BOW, BRUSH AND LENS April 11 Kye Marshall, Arnold Schoenberg, Felix Mendelssohn www.associates-tso.org ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Five Small Concerts: Bow, Brush and Lens. Schoenberg: String quartet in D; Marshall: Endangered Species; Mendelssohn: String quartet in a Op.13. Halcyon String Quartet: Paul Meyer, violin; Wendy Rose, violin; Kent Teeple, viola; Marie Gélinas, cello; guest: Amalia Joanou-Canzoneri, violin. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-282- 6636. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Donald Berman Chai Lifeline, Canada. Sing for the Children: British, Yiddish, and Kiddush! Simon Spiro; Mike Burstyn; Cantor Helfgot. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 1-888-416-2424. and up. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Cooder - White - Skaggs. Bluegrass, country, blues and gospel music. Ry Cooder, guitar; Sharon White, vocals and guitar; Ricky Skaggs, mandolin and guitar; Cheryl White, vocals; Mark Fain, bass; and others. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. –. Tuesday April 12 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Strayhorn @ 100. Strayhorn: Take the “A” Train; Chelsea Bridge; and other works. Humber Studio Jazz Ensemble. 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. Jane St. Trio: Rebecca Macleod, violin; Sarah Steeves, cello; Talisa Blackman, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:00: Acting Up Stage Company. Reframed. Music by Sara Farb, Erin Shields and Julie Tepperman. Lyrics by Britta Johnson, Bryce Kulak and Kevin Wong. Brand-new short musicals inspired by AGO paintings. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W. 416-979- 6608. ; (st). Until April 17. Times vary. CARMEN Bizet APRIL 12 to MAY 15 coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. Bizet. Anita Rachvelishvili/Clémentine Margaine, mezzos (Carmen); Russell Thomas/ David Pomeroy, tenors (Don José); and others; Joel Ivany, director; Paolo Carignani, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5. English Surtitles. Also Apr 17, 20, 23, 28, May 4, 6. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Lucio Silla. Also Apr 12, 15, 16; start times vary. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert. Solo and chamber works performed by musicians enrolled in Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. 59-Minute Soiree. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-301- 5187. . Free parking; wheelchair accessible. Post-concert treats and conversation, followed by an open rehearsal. Wednesday April 13 ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. Duo Demel. Works by Associate Composers from the early 20th century. Daniel Hasznos, clarinet; Osvaldo Gomes Santos, flute. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (CMC members/arts workers). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Cello Evolution. Works by Bach, Cassado, Downing, Sigesmund and Bottermunc. Rachel Mercer, cello. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. /(st). ANGELA HEWITT PLAYS BACH APR 13, 14 & 16 | TSO.CA ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Angela Hewitt Plays Bach. Bach: Piano Concerto No.5 in f BWV1056; Piano Concerto No.1 in d BWV1052. Shostakovich: Symphony No.8. Angela Hewitt, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75–8. Also Apr 14. Thursday April 14 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Baseball, Yoga, and Other Sports for the Contemporary Pianist. Pew: Bagatelles; works by Rakowski and Gosfield. Kara Huber, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. Late seating is not available. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Ellen McAteer, soprano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Free. ●●2:00: Orchardviewers. Piano Recital by Joan Zarry. Northern District Public Library, Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393- 7610. Free. ●●7:30: Ken Page Memorial Trust/WholeNote Media Inc. Jim Galloway’s Wee Big Band. CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St. 416-515- 0200. . Music TORONTO ARTEMIS QUARTET April 14 at 8 pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Artemis Quartet. Schubert: Quartettsatz in c D703; Bartók: Quartet No.6 Sz.114; Beethoven: Quartet in F Op.59 No.1 “Razumovsky”. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. , ; (st); age 18 to 35 – pay your age. Toronto Debut. ●●8:00: Soundstreams/Massey Hall. Steve Reich at 80. Reich: Clapping Music; Tehillim (Canadian premiere); Music for 18 Musicians. Lesley Bouza, Michele DeBoer, Carla Huhtanen, Laura Pudwell, voice; Steve Reich, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad, Bob Becker, Ryan Scott, Michelle Colton, Haruka Fujii, percussion; Leslie Dala, conductor (Tehillim); and others. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872- 4255. –.50. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Angela Hewitt Plays Bach. Bach: Piano Concerto No.5 in f BWV1056; Piano Concerto No.1 in d BWV1052. Angela Hewitt, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75–8. 7:15: Pre-concert chat (Apr 14). Also Apr 13. Friday April 15 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital: Emily Chiang, piano. 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. ●●7:30: Heliconian Club. At the Ball: Social Dance Through the Ages. Works by Purcell, Dan Godfrey, Joplin, and from the Playford and Lowe collections. Karen Millyard and the Jane Austen Dancers; Dorothy de Val, piano; Playford’s Pleasure and friends; Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon; Paula Arciniega, mezzo; and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. ; free(child). ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Lucio Silla. Also Apr 15, 16; start times vary. thewholenote.com April 1, 2016 - May 7, 2016 | 43

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