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Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016

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INSIDE: The Canaries Are Here! 116 choirs to choose from, so take the plunge! The Nylons hit the road after one last SING! Fling. Jazz writer Steve Wallace wonders "Watts Goode" rather than "what's new?" Paul Ennis has the musical picks of the HotDocs crop. David Jaeger's CBC Radio continues golden for a little while yet. Douglas McNabney is Music's Child. Leipzig meets Damascus in Alison Mackay's fertile imagination. And "C" is for KRONOS in Wende Bartley's koverage of the third annual 21C Festival. All this and as usual much much more. Enjoy.

ZELENKA & BACH

ZELENKA & BACH ●●3:30: 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). ●●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 ●●12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays: If Music Be the Food of Love. Works by Dickau, Palestrina, MacIntyre, Davison, Mozart and others. Agincourt Madrigal Singers and Chamber Orchestra; James Pinhorn, A. Concerts in the GTA May 1 416.964.6337 tafelmusik.org conductor; Amanda Tulk O’Reilly, conductor. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521. PWYC. ●●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. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals. Thomas Gonder, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. 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. A pay-what-you-can lunchtime concert series at Church of the Holy Trinity MAY 2 If Music Be the Food of Love MAY 9 Night Music MAY 16 The Power of Two: Double Concertos for Flutes MAY 23 Mary Kenedi and Friends MAY 30 Ashes of Soldiers All concerts start at 12:15pm 416.598.4521 ext. 223 www.musicmondays.ca 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). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Maometto II. See May 1. Also May 5, 7, 11 and 14. Start times vary. ●●8:00: Association for Music and Innovative Arts (AMIA)/Prism Prize. Toronto Plays Itself: A Music City Showcase from #The6. Maylee Todd, Clairmont The Second, Petra Glynt, performers; Absolutely Free, DJ. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. 416-519-9439. /(adv). ●●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. ●●6:30: Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation. Day Three: Classical Turkmen Music Days in Canada. Works by Nury Halmamedov, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Svridov and others. Mamed Guseynov, piano/composer; Daria Rubanova, soprano. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 647-344-6898. . Also May 1(Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation), May 7(Ismaili Centre). ●●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 May 6, 8, 10, 12, 13 and 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. 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 3. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brahms Symphony 4. Beethoven: Egmont Overture; John Adams: Scheherazade.2 – Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra (Canadian premiere); Brahms: Symphony No.4. Leila Josefowicz, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also May 5. ●●9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wednesday Concert Series. Jonno Lightstone, clarinet/flute; Brian Katz, guitar/piano. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. cover. Reservations recommended. 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 June 2. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon 36 | May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

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 May 1. Also May 7, 11 and 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). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brahms Symphony 4. Beethoven: Egmont Overture; John Adams: Scheherazade.2 – Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra (Canadian premiere); Brahms: Symphony No.4. Leila Josefowicz, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also May 4. Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Concert in chapel; lunch and snack friendly. ●●6:00: Canadian Music Week. Amanda Rheaume. Music from her new album Holding Patterns. Amanda Rheaume, singer/songwriter. Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. 416-850-4579. . ●●7:00: Brampton Music Theatre. Beauty and the Beast Jr. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Wolverton. Lester B. Pearson Theatre, 150 Central Park Dr., Brampton. 905-874- 2800. ; (sr/st). Also May 7. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. See May 4. Also May 8, 10, 12, 13 and 15. Start times vary. ●●7:30: University Settlement Music & Arts School. Faculty Favourites. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243. PWYC; suggested. Fundraising concert in support of Music & Arts School programming. ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. De Temps Antan in Concert. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Centre for Social Innovation. Eric Paetkau and Group of 27: Blue Danish and Sherbert. Morlock: Blue Sun; Nielsen: Wind Quintet; Schubert: String Trio D471. 720 Bathurst St. 888-316-2416. -. ●●8:00: Lawrence Park Community Church. Fridays @ 8 Hymn Festival. Celebrating Welsh tenor Glyn Evans’ retirement as soloist with the Lawrence Park Community Church Choir. North York Temple Band; Glenn Barlow, bandmaster; choir and soloists of Lawrence Park Community Church Choir; Mark Toews, music director. 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-489-1551. Free; donations welcome. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. George Thorogood and The Destroyers. Guest: JW Jones. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. .50–.50. ●●8:00: Tempus Choral Society. It’s a Grand Night for Music. It’s a Grand Night for Singing; I Lived; Swingin’ with the Gershwins; Norwegian Wood; Love at Home; other works. Tempus Choral Society; Tempus Children’s Choir; Tempus Jazz Choir. Clearview Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905-334-9375. . ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Monteverdi Vespers. La Rose des Vents, cornetto and sackbut ensemble; Charles Daniels, tenor; Kevin Skelton, tenor; David Fallis, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; - (sr); (st/30 and under). 7:00: pre-concert talk. Also May 7, 8(mat). ●●9:00: Coalition. Red Ride Tour. Indigenous music. Kristi Lane Sinclair, Logan Staats, Laura Ortman, Rosary Spence, The Johnnys. Coalition Club, 282 Augusta Ave. 647-527- 4211. . ●●10:00: Jojo Worthington. In Concert. Experimental folk music, R&B and jazz. Jojo Worthington, ukulele/soprano; Markov, tenor; Elsa Jayne, soprano. Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St W. 519-722-1200. /(adv). Saturday May 7 ●●9:45am: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Ruach Singers at Beth Shalom Synagogue. Beth Shalom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave. W. 416-694-6900. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Free Concert. Empire A Cappella; O’Pears; Retrocity; and Concrete A Cappella. Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St. 416-694- 6900. Free. Trinity Square. ●●3:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. Raise Your Voice! All six OCC choirs. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. ; (sr); (child). ●●3:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Music of the Spheres. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-250-3708. .50–.50. ●●4:00: Church of the Redeemer. An Afternoon of Lieder with Michael Robert-Broder. Schumann: Liederkreis Op.39; Schubert: Auf dem Strom Op.119; Songs by Copland and Barber. Michael Robert-Broder, baritone; Jill Daley, piano. 162 Bloor St. W. 647-654-7855. . Proceeds to benefit Redeemer Drop-In Program. ●●4:00: Royal Conservatory. Mischa Maisky. Bach: Cello Suites Nos.1, 4 and 5. Mischa Maisky, cello. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –. Also at 8:00. ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: Southern Charm. Downtown Jazz Band. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering. Friday May 6 ●●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 thewholenote.com May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 | 37

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