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Volume 21 Issue 7 - April 2016

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and instrumental Soloists; Desna Ukrainian Dance Company; Alexander Veprinsky, artistic director. St. Michael’s College School, 1515 Bathurst St. 416-533-2725. ; (st). ●●2:00: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts. Shen Yun. See Apr 21. presents Juno-nominated World Music Ensemble SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2PM ●●2:00: Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga. Autorickshaw. Featuring various styles of music from South and North Indian classical music to folk, pop, jazz-fusion and chill-out electronic. 84 South Service Rd., Mississauga. 905-278-5622. ; (sr/ st); PWYC. April 24, 2016 | 3pm Viva Italia Joel Quarrington performs Steps to Ecstasy by M. Mozetich and Grand Concerto in F# minor by G. Bottesini Pre-concert Chat at 2:15 A. Concerts in the GTA ●●2:00: Trio Bravo. In Concert. Weber: Concertino for Clarinet; Fauré: Pelléas and Mélisande (arr. Selleck); and other works. Terry Storr, clarinet; Baird Knechtel, viola; John Selleck, piano. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-242-2131. ; (sr/st). ●●3:00: David Occhipinti. Art Song Concert. Original works by David Occhipinti. Michael Davidson, vibraphone; Aline Homzy, violin; Jeff LaRochelle, clarinet; Soren Nissen, bass; Sheba Thibadeau, bassoon; and others. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-588-4200. ; (sr/st). ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Viva Italia! Verdi: Overture to Nabucco; Donizetti: Una furtiva lagrima; Puccini: Nessun dorma and Che gelida manina; Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission; Rota: Love Theme from The Godfather; Bottesini: Elegy No.1 in D, Concerto No.2 in b; Mozetich: Steps to Ecstacy. Andrew Walker, tenor; Joel Quarrington, double bass; Kevin Mallon, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (child and OTopus). Pre-concert chat (2:15). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Vocal Concerts: Bryn Terfel, Bass-Baritone and Natalia Katyukova, Piano. Works by Schubert, Schumann, B. Davies, Ibert, F. Keel, I. Lewis and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –0. ●●3:30: Junction Trio. A Cuban-style Earth Day Celebration with Arrollando! Guests: Alejandro Céspedes, Arrollando Carnaval Ensemble; Junction Trio (Jamie Thompson, flute; Ivana Popovic, violin; Raphael an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario Kevin Mallon, Musical Director Gabriel’s Oboe from the Mission by E. Morricone Love Theme from The Godfather by N. Rota Andrew Walker, Tenor, performs Che gelida manina from La Boheme and Nessun Dorma from Turandot by G. Puccini George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. Tickets: Adults , Seniors , Children & OTopus (under 29) available at 1-877-985-2787 or in person at the Toronto Centre for the Arts Box Office Weinroth-Browne, cello). St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. PWYC; suggested. Refreshments. ●●7:00: UTSC Community Band. Musician’s Nostalgia. Works by Horowitz, Erikson, Whitacre and others. Jason Dallas, euphonium; Pratik Gandhi, conductor; Kishan Chouhan, assistant conductor. Agincourt Collegiate Institute, 2621 Midland Ave. 647-893- 7945. Free. Chamber Music at St. George on Yonge Sunday April 24, 7:30 pm Chris Gongos, horn Vanessa May-Lok Lee, piano, Joyce Lai, violin ●●7:30: Canadian Sinfonietta. Chamber Music at St. George on Yonge. Koechlin: Four Pieces for violin, horn and piano; Mozart: Horn Trio in E-flat; Brahms: Trio for violin, horn and piano Op.40. Joyce Lai, violin; Chris Gongos, horn; Vanessa May-Lok Lee, piano. St. George Anglican Church, 5350 Yonge St. 416-221- 8342. , (sr/st). Sun. Apr. 24 | St Luke’s Church 2 flutes galore! ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Flutes Galore. Aitken: Tsunami; Solesmes; Stevenson: Two Fancies; Mather: Hors Piste – OFF Track; Pauk: Impulse; Butterfield: Bosquet. David Hetherington, cello; New Music Concerts Flute Orchestra; Robert Aitken, Robert W. Stevenson, Alex Pauk and Christopher Butterfield, direction. St. Luke’s United Church, 353 Sherbourne St. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts worker); (st). Introduction at 7:15. ●●8:00: Somewhere There/Arraymusic. Toronto’s Hottest Improvisers. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. /PWYC. Monday April 25 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Felix Galimir Chamber Music Award Concert. Featuring this year’s prize-winning ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. PWYC. Tuesday April 26 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Fruit and Sacred Ground. R. Strauss: Mädchenblumen; Emery: Three Songs; other works. Simone Osborne, soprano; Stephen B. Hargreaves, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Late seating is not available. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Benjamin Smith, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun. Chinese music and dance. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 1-855-416-1800. –0. Also Apr 27, 28(eve/mat). Wednesday April 27 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Christel Wiens, Organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416- 922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Earl Haig Secondary School / Claude Watson Music. Music Elective Night. Earl Haig Secondary School, Cringan Hall, 100 Princess Ave., North York. 416-395-3210 x28141. ; (st). ●●7:00: North York Central Library. Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration: Elizabethan Music. Tudor era music by the Early Music Ensemble of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. 5120 Yonge St. 416-395-5639. Free; register by phone. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. Cecilia String Quartet. Three commissions of Canadian works by Katarina Curcin, Nicole Lizée and Kati Agócs. Min-Jeong Koh, violin; Sarah Nematallah, violin; Caitlin Boyle, viola; Rachel Desoer, cello. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (CMC members/arts workers). ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun. Chinese music and dance. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 1-855-416-1800. –0. Also Apr 26, 28(eve/mat). ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Haydn’s The Creation. Noel Edison, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-598-0422. –; –(sr); (VoxTix 30 and under). ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Los Gavilanes (The Sparrow Hawks). By Jacinto Guerrero. Miriam Khalil (Adriana); Sarah Forestieri (Rosauara); Ernesto Ramirez (Gustavo); Guillermo Silva-Marin (Juan); and others; Larry Beckwith, conductor; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director; Virginia Reh, assistant stage director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-2773. -. Also Apr 29, 30(3pm); May 1(3pm). 48 | April 1, 2016 - May 7, 2016

Thursday April 28 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Collaborations. Arias and ensembles. Singers from the COC Ensemble Studio and Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. 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. Jessika Whitfield, soprano; Matthew Whitfield, piano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. ●●2:00: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun. Chinese music and dance. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 1-855-416-1800. –0. Also Apr 26, 27, 28(eve). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. Bizet. See Apr 12. Also Apr 30, May 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15. Start times vary. ●●7:30: High Notes Avante Productions. Gala for Mental Health. Jean Stilwell, co-host; Luba Goy, co-host; Richard and Lauren Margison; Robert Kortgaard, piano; and others. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787- 8811. /(adv). VIP reception(6:30). ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun. Chinese music and dance. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 1-855-416-1800. –0. Also Apr 26, 27, 28(mat). ●●8:00: Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts. Kiran Ahluwalia. Guest: Rez Abbasi, guitar. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. –. ZELENKA & BACH Apr 28–May 1 416.964.6337 ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Zelenka and Bach. Zelenka: Missa Omnium Sanctorum; Bach: Wedding Cantata. Dorothee Mields, soprano; Kim Leeds, mezzo; Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From ; from (sr); –(under 36). Also Apr 29, 30, May 1(mat). ●●9:00: Burdock. Christa Couture: Album Launch - Long Time Leaving. Guest: Corinna Rose. 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033. /(adv). MAHLER SYMPHONY 1 MATTHIAS PINTSCHER, CONDUCTOR APR 28 & 30 | TSO.CA ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler Symphony 1. Matthias Pintscher: towards Osiris (Canadian premiere); Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24 K491; Mahler: Symphony No.1 “Titan.” Inon Barnatian, piano; Matthias Pintscher, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75–8. Also Apr 30. Friday April 29 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital: William Bellehumeur, 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. MAOMETTO II Rossini APRIL 29 to MAY 14 ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Maometto II. Rossini. Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone (Maometto); Bruce Sledge, tenor (Governor Erisso); Leah Crocetto, soprano (Anna); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Calbo); and others; David Alden, director; Harry Bicket, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5. In Italian with English Surtitles. Also May 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 14. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Cathedral Church of St. James. Last Night of the Proms. Choir of St. James Cathedral; Cathedral Parish Choir; Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada; Ian Sadler, organ; Robert Busiakiewicz, conductor; Kevin Anderson, conductor. 65 Church St. 416-364- 7865 x245. /(adv). ●●7:30: Knox College. Stylus Phantasticus. Buxtehude: “Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein” BuxWV210; Handel: Organ Concerto in F “Cuckoo and the Nightingale”; Bach: Trio Sonata in G BWV530; Toccata and Fugue in d BWV538 “Dorian”. Rashaan Allwood, organ. Knox College Chapel, 59 St. George St. 416- 978-4500. Free. ●●7:30: Lorne Park Baptist Church. Organ Concert Series: Simon Walker, organ. 1500 Indian Rd., Mississauga. 905-271-6697. . Proceeds in support of Refugee Fund. ●●8:00: Curtain Call Players. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Music and lyrics by Carol Hall. Lyrics by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 416-703-6181. . Runs to May 7. Dates and times vary. ●●8:00: eVoid Collective/Arraymusic. eVoid Dance Jam. Attendees are invited to dance to improvised music. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. PWYC. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. St. Dirt Elementary School: 15th Anniversary plus DUST. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members). ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Dan Cooper Concert Series: Patricia O’Callaghan Sings Leonard Cohen. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. . ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Live at Massey Hall: Rheostatics. Guest: Amelia Curran. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872- 4255. .94–.50. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. An Evening with Alan Frew: Hits of the 80s Reimagined. Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 416- 872-4255. . Restricted to 19 and over. Also Apr 30. ●●8:00: Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music. De Animalibus: A Medieval Musical Bestiary. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-978-8849 (reservations) or 416-638-9445 (info). ; (sr/st/unwaged). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Zelenka and Bach. See Apr 28. Also Apr 30, May 1(mat). ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Los Gavilanes (The Sparrow Hawks). See Apr 27. Also Apr 30(3pm); May 1(3pm). ●●8:30: Aga Khan Museum/Small World Music. Shujaat Khan and Ramneek Singh: Reflections on Kabir and Khusrau. Shujaat Khan, sitar; Ramneek Singh, vocals. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646- 4677. –. ADI BRAUN SINGS KURT WEILL APRIL 29 & 30 TOM KING ~ piano PAT COLLINS ~ bass DANIEL BARNES ~ drums ●●9:00: Jazz Bistro. Adi Braun Sings Kurt Well. Tom King, piano; Pat Collins, bass; Daniel Barnes, drums. 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . Also Apr 30. Saturday April 30 ●●2:30: Bel Canto Singers. Here Comes the Sun. Linda Meyer, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, piano. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-286-8260. . Also 7:30. sine nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music De animalibus A medieval musical Bestiary Friday, April 29, 8 pm Saint Thomas's Church 383 Huron Street Tickets / 416-978-8849 Information 416-638-9445 April 1, 2016 - May 7, 2016 | 49

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