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Volume 21 Issue 7 - April 2016

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

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●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Los Gavilanes (The Sparrow Hawks). See Apr 27. Also May 1(3pm). ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. Bizet. See Apr 12. Also May 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15. Start times vary. ●●6:30: Northlea United Church. Spring to New Life: A Syrian Refugee Fundraiser. Songs of longing and home. Theresa Tova; David Warrack; Cara Matthew; Roula Said; David Sparrow. 125 Brentcliffe Rd. 416-425- 5252. . ●●7:30: Achill Choral Society. Celtic Spirit. Burns: Londonderry Air; Rogers: Fogarty’s Cove; and other favourites. Christopher Dawes, piano; Trio NUA(fiddle, guitar, Bodhran drum); A. Dale Wood, director. Mayfield Secondary School, 5000 Mayfield St., Caledon. 519-307-1024. ; (ages 13-18); (under 12). Also Apr 23(mat; Alliston). ●●7:30: 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 2:30. ●●7:30: Islington United Church. Don Banks Music Awards Concert: Stars of the Future. A concert by young finalists performing for the annual music awards. Guest: Etobicoke Youth Band. 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-239-1131. Free. ●●7:30: Oakham House Choir of Ryerson University. Celebrate! 30th Anniversary Concert. Orff: Carmina Burana (Part I); works by Bach, Mozart, Bizet, Rutter and others. Mira Solovianenko, soprano; Andrew Tees, baritone; Oakham House Choir; Toronto Sinfonietta; Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor. Bloor DENIS MASTROMONACO MUSIC DIRECTOR & C O N D U C T O R A. Concerts in the GTA Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 416- 960-5551. /(adv); (st; free(12 and under). ●●7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Concerto Competition Grand Prize Winners. Catherine Ma, piano; Michaela Johns, cello. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); (st). Also May 1(mat; St. Simon’s Anglican, Oakville). ●●7:30: Toronto Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society. Celebration of the 117th anniversary of Duke Ellington’s birth. Rex Hotel Jazz Orchestra: John MacLeod, trumpet; Mike Murley, saxophone; John Johnson, saxophone; Terry Promane, trombone; Jim Vivian, bass; and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-239-2683. . Proceeds to support the TDES. ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905- 306-6000. From . ●●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 29. ●●8:00: Show One Productions. Two Piano Winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition: Lucas Debargue and Lukas Geniušas. Grieg: Two Norwegian Dances for four hands; Chopin: Seven Mazurkas; Prokofiev: Sonata No.7; Scarlatti: Two Sonatas; Scriabin: Sonata No.4 in F-sharp Op.30; Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit; La valse for two pianos. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Zelenka and Bach. See Apr 28. Also May 1(mat). ●●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 28. ●●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 29. Sunday May 1 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Maometto II. See Apr 29. Also May 3, 5, 7, 11, 14. Start times vary. ●●2:00: Metropolitan United Church. Second Marg and Jim Norquay Celebration Concert. Charlotte Burrage, mezzo; Clarence Frazer, baritone. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. ; (18 and under). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Academy Chamber Orchestra. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Britten and Paganini. String students from The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. The Hungarian- Finnish Connection. Saariaho: Changing Light for soprano and violin; works by Liszt, Bartók, Sibelius, and others. Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano; Stephen Hegedus, bass-baritone; Rachel Andrist, piano; Robert Kortgaard, piano. Guest: Erika Raum, violin. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket (VPAN). Fung-Chiu Piano Duo. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Community Baroque Orchestra of Toronto. Capriccio Stravagante. Vivaldi: “Autumn” from The Four Seasons; and works by Muffat, Buonamente and Farina. Guest: Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, conductor and violin. Ballroom, 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St. 416-604-3440. Free. ●●3:00: Echo Women’s Choir. Songs of Hope and Resistance: Celebrating May Day and International Workers’ Day. Jara: Plegaria a un Labrador (Worker’s Prayer); Barnwell: Would you Harbor Me?; Maruxiña (mine workers’ song); Le Temps des cerises; Kucho; and other songs. Jennifer Foster, guitar; Becca Whitla and Alan Gasser, conductors. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-779-5554. /(adv); (sr/child/un/ under-waged). Wheelchair accessible. ●●3:00: Menno Singers/Pax Christi Chorale of Toronto. A Cappella Masterworks. Works by Rheinberger, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Willan, Schafer and others. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. ; (sr); (st). Also Apr 30 (Kitchener). ●●3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Concerto Competition Grand Prize Winners. Catherine Ma, piano; Michaela Johns, cello. St. Simon’s Anglican Church, 1450 Litchfield Rd., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); (st). Also Apr 30(eve; St. John’s United, Oakville). MSOEpic Music at Metropolitan presents Charlotte Burrage, mezzo-soprano Clarence Frazer, baritone Music at Metropolitan Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 pm The Second Marg and Jim Norquay Celebration Concert Admission: / ages 18 and under Tickets: www.metunited.org or 416-363-0331 ext. 26 56 Queen Street E ast,Toronto 50 | April 1, 2016 - May 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Scott St. John, violin Sharon Wei, viola Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin Douglas McNabney, viola Tom Wiebe, cello Sunday May 1, 3pm Heliconian Hall 35 Hazelton Avenue SyrinxConcerts.ca ●●3:00: Syrinx. In Concert. Works by Brahms and Dvořák; new Canadian work by David Myska. Scott St. John, violin; Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Sharon Wei, viola; Tom Wiebe, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Los Gavilanes (The Sparrow Hawks). See Apr 27. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Zelenka and Bach. See Apr 28. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ works by Bach and Buxtehude. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Drew Jurečka Jazz Trio. Restaurant Praha, Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). ●●11:00: Cecilia String Quartet. Xenia Concert: Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms by the Numbers. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 416-738-8488. Free. For families affected by autism. Monday May 2 ●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. GET MUSIC! Gala Concert. Choral music by Canadian and international composers. Secondary school choirs with their conductors; Elmer Iseler Singers (Lydia Adams, conductor). Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 217-0537. ; free(full-season EIS subscribers). Tuesday May 3 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Georgian Romance. Songs by Rachmaninoff, Falla, Ravel, Fauré and Taktakishvili. Anita Rachvelishvili; mezzo; David Aladashvili, 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. Asher Armstrong, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Maometto II. See Apr 29. Also May 5, 7, 11, 14. Start times vary. Earl Haig / Claude Watson Music presents Symphony ~ Band Night May 3, 7:30pm • Cringan Hall, Earl Haig Secondary School claudewatson.ca ●●7:30: Earl Haig Secondary School/Claude Watson Music. Symphony-Band Night. Borodin: Polovtsian Dances; Prokofiev: Classical Symphony (Mvts.1 and 2); Mozart: Flute Concerto in G (Mvt.1); Elgar: Cello Concerto (Mvt.1); Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin and Piano (Mvt.1); Weber: Concerto for Clarinet (Mvt.1). Earl Haig Symphonic Band, John McGregor, director; Earl Haig Chamber Strings, Alan Torok, director; Earl Haig Symphony Orchestra, Timothy Sullivan, director. Earl Haig Secondary School, Cringan Hall, 100 Princess Ave., North York. 416-395-3210 x28141. ; (st). CROSS’D BY THE STARS ❚ Tales of true love, doomed by the fates May 3 & 4, 8:00 pm www.taliskerplayers.ca Talisker Players Music ●●8:00: Talisker Players. Cross’d by the Stars. Music and readings from the letters, diaries and memoirs of great lovers through the ages. Purcell: When I Am Laid in Earth (Dido’s Lament) from Dido and Aeneas; Gluck: Che faró senza Euridice from Orfeo ed Euridice; Burry: The Highwayman; Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer); Bernstein: Songs from West Side Story. Talisker Players; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Aaron Durand, baritone; Stewart Arnott, actor/reader. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. ; (sr); (st). 7:15: Pre-concert chat. Also May 4. Wednesday May 4 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Vital Few. 605 Collective; Lisa Gelley, artistic co-director; Josh Martin, artistic co-director. 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. Sharon Beckstead, Organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. Bizet. See Apr 12. Also May 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15. Start times vary. ●●8:00: Coleman Lemieux et Compagnie. Against Nature/À Rebours. Music by James Rolfe. Libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin. Alexander Dobson, baritone; Geoffrey Sirett, baritone; Laurence Lemieux, dancer; John Hess, piano; Parmela Attariwala, violin; Carina Reeves, cello; James Kudelka, choreographer. The Citadel, 304 Parliament St. 416-364-8011 x1. . Runs May 4–8, 11–15. ●●8:00: Talisker Players. Cross’d by the Stars. See May 3. Thursday May 5 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin/Steinway Piano Gallery. Liszt: Wild New Wizardry II. Liszt: Transcendental Etudes No.3 The Wild Hunt and No.8 Paysage; Grand Paganini Etudes No.4 and No.6; Sherkin: First Sonata (Cŵn Annwn “The Hounds of Hell,” 2016); Tagish Fires (2015). Adam Sherkin, piano. Bluma Appel Lobby, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: A Celebration of Canadian Art Song. Ross: The Living Spectacle; works by Beckwith and Rickard. Ambur Braid, soprano; Steven Philcox, piano; Artists from the Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Late seating is not available. ●●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 Apr 7. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Julia Morson, soprano; Rashaan Allwood, piano. 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: Pavel Kolesnikov, Piano. C.P.E. Bach: two sonatas; Beethoven: Sonata No.30 in E Op.109; Chopin: Selected mazurkas and nocturnes; Scherzo No.4 in E Op.54. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 923-7052. . Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Music in the Afternoon PAVEL KOLESNIKOV, Honens Laureate, piano Thursday, May 5, 1.30 p.m. Tickets 416-923-7052 www.wmct.on.ca ●●7:00: North York Central Library. Asian Heritage Month: Tablix. Fusion of tabla, technology and electronic music. Gurpreet Chana, tabla. 5120 Yonge St. 416-395-5639. Free; register by phone. ●●7:30: Art and Action Productions. Thrill of Jazz. Jazz version of selections from Tchaikovsky: The Seasons; Tribute to Oscar Peterson. Fonograf Jazz Quartet. John Bassett Theatre, 255 Front St. W. 647-477-8897. –5. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Maometto II. See Apr 29. Also May 7, 11, 14. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble. Boulez: Dérive 2; other works by A. Norman and Sokolović. Brian Current, curator. Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Geordie McDonald. Geordie McDonald: The March of the Robots. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (members). Friday May 6 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital: Asher Armstrong, 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. ●●3:30: Young Voices Toronto. Colour Me Spring. ZARI Georgian Folk Ensemble; Andy Morris, percussion, Tracy Wong and Brenda thewholenote.com April 1, 2016 - May 7, 2016 | 51

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