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Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016

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  • Toronto
  • Jazz
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  • Arts
  • Symphony
  • Quartet
  • Choir
  • Theatre
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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.

Thursday

Thursday May 12 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Sound Revolutions. Lau: Eagle’s Ascent; Connesson: Techno Parade; Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No.1 (arr. Webern); and other works. Members and friends of the COC Orchestra. 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. Asher Ian Armstrong, piano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. ●●1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Eretz Zavat Chalav: A Yom Ha’atzmaut Concert. Celebration of Israel’s 68th birthday. Yitzhak Argaman. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. . Treats and sing-along. Call to register. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. See May 4. Also May 13 and 15. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Eybler Quartet. It’s Hi-Fi Time! Beethoven: String Quartets Op.18 Nos.4-6. Aisslinn Nosky and Julia Wedman, violins; Patrick Jordan, viola; Margaret Gay, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-463- 2154. ; (sr); (st/arts workers/low income). ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. A Little Too Cozy. Music by Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Cairan Ryan, baritone; Caitlin Wood, soprano; Shantelle Przybylo, soprano; Rihab Chaieb, mezzo; Aaron Sheppard, tenor; Clarence Frazer, baritone; Joel Ivany, stage director; Topher Mokrzewski, music director. Studio 42, CBC, 25 John St. 416-522- 6515. -. Also May 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21 ●●8:00: Corktown Chamber Orchestra. Third Time’s a Charm. Brahms: Symphony No.3; Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni. Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425 King St. E. 647- 528-7159. ; free(child). ●●8:00: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts. The Piano Guys. An original blend of classical music and pop. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. .89-2.89. A. Concerts in the GTA Amanda Martinez Dave Matheson Colin Mochrie Deb McGrath ●●8:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. O Canada: Our Nation’s Greatest Hits. Music from Canadian singer-songwriters. Opening act: Amanda Martinez. Music by Dave Matheson. The Watch; Northern Lights; Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath, hosts. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 1-866-908-9090. .50. Friday May 13 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Jialiang Zhu, 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. ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. Fantastic! Barbara Pritchard in Recital. Works by Beckwith, Pentland, McIntyre, Hatch, Pearce and Parker. Barbara Pritchard, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (members/arts workers). ●●7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. The Regent Park Songbook. Professional Canadian composers’ settings of student-related lyrics. Student singers and pianists from the Regent Park School of Music. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free, PWYC(preferential seat selection). ●●7:00: St. Michael’s Choir School. Love Divine. Dr. Jerzy Cichocki, Maria Conkey and Teri Dunn, conductors; William O’Meara, accompanist. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416- 397-6367 x6043. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. See May 4. Also May 15. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Leonard Music Services/Shaw Percussion. Shortwave Echo. Mix of Jewish folk melodies, Arabic and Indian music, modern jazz, R&B and dub electronic music. Aaron Lightstone, Arabian oud/Turkish saz/guitar; Justin Gray, bass veena/loops/effects; Shawn Rompre, Abelton live/percussion/sound design; Sundar Viswanathan and Rakesh Tewari, percussion. Sharon-Hope United Church, 18648 Leslie Street, Sharon. 905- 722-5449. /(adv). ●●7:30: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Naturally 7. R&B and jazz. Opening act: Countermeasure. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 1-866-908-9090. (VIP); . ●●7:30: North Toronto Collegiate Institute. Maytime Melodies. Mozart: Requiem. Emily D’Angelo, mezzo; Emma Hannan, soprano; Cian Horrobin, tenor; Nicholas Borg, bass; North Toronto Choral Ensemble; North Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 17 Broadway Ave. 416-393-9180 x20100. . Also May 14. SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY 13 “BABI YAR” ANDREY BOREYKO, CONDUCTOR MAY 13 & 15 | TSO.CA ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Shostakovich Symphony 13. Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 K219 “Turkish”; Shostakovich: Symphony No.13 “Babi Yar”. Julian Rachlin, violin; Petr Migunov, bass; Basses of the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Amadeus Choir; Andrey Boreyko, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. 7:15: Pre-concert chat in the lobby. Also May 15(3pm). ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. A Little Too Cozy. See May 12. Also May 14, 17, 18, 20, 21. ●●8:00: Array Music. Array Session #38. Mark Gane, electric guitar; Brian Katz, electric guitar; Dimitar Penchev, piano; Nate Robertson, percussion; Rick Sacks, percussion; Martin van de Ven, clarinet/bass clarinet. It's Hi-Fi Time!! Beethoven op. 18 nos. 4-6 Thursday May 12th 7:30 p.m. Heliconian Club of Toronto 35 Hazelton Ave. more info: 416 463-2154 EyblerQuartet.com 40 | May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. Free/PWYC. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Hawksley Workman: A Postmodern Cabaret. Hawksley Workman, vocals; Andrew Burashko, piano; Phil Dwyer, saxophone; Amy Laing, cello; Rob Piltch, guitar; Erika Raum, violin. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -. Also May 14. ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Arabian Tales. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Mozart: Symphony No.34; Weber: Concertino for Clarinet. Terry Storr, clarinet. Silverthorn Collegiate Institute, 291 Mill Rd., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; (sr)/(adv); (st). ●●8:00: Evergreen Contemporary Gamelan. Higgs Ocean: New Music for Gamelan. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members). ●●8:00: Upper Canada Choristers. Our Home and Native Lands. Hatfield: Cantando flores; Raminsh: In the Night We Shall Go In; Scandinavian folk song Who Can Sail (arr. Fraser); This is My Song (a setting of Finlandia); French renaissance song Quand je bois; and others. Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor. Guests: Junior Choir of Montrose Public School (Susan Wieler, conductor); Cantemos Latin Ensemble. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416 256-0510. ; free(child and teens with adult). Saturday May 14 Suba Sankaran ●●2:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Global Voices. Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425 King St. E. 1-866-908-9090. (weekend pass); (day pass); (concert/workshop). ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Peter and the Wolf. Suppé: Overture to Light Cavalry; Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf Op.67. Magic Circle Mime Company; Dina Gilbert, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50-.75. Also at 4:00. 1:30: Pre-concert performance in the lobby. ●●2:30: Onstage Productions. Spring Fling 2. Broadway, jazz and popular music. Solo, ensemble, choir and jazz combo works. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 647-479-8624. . Also at 8:00. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Peter and the Wolf. Suppé: Overture to Light Cavalry; Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf Op.67. Magic Circle Mime Company; Dina Gilbert, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50-.75. Also at 2:00. 3:30: Pre-concert performance in the lobby. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Maometto II. See May 1. Start times vary. ●●6:00: North Toronto Collegiate Institute. Maytime Fundraising Gala. Mozart: Requiem. Emily D’Angelo, mezzo; Emma Hannan, soprano; Cian Horrobin, tenor; Nicholas Borg, bass; North Toronto Choral Ensemble; North Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 17 Broadway Ave. 416-393-9180 x20100. . Includes dessert and refreshments. Donations welcomed. Also May 13. ●●7:00: Toronto Tabla Ensemble. 25 Year Anniversary Concert. Ritesh Das, artistic director. Guests: Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble. Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. . Also May 15(mat). ●●7:30: Bach Children’s Chorus/Bach Chamber Youth Choir. Song of the Wanderer: A BCC and BCYC Spring Celebration. Works by Mendelssohn, Rodgers & Hammerstein; other works. Linda Beaupré, artistic director; Eleanor Daley, piano; Guest: Yellowknife Youth Choir. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-431-0790. -. ●●7:30: Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series. In Concert. J.S. Bach: complete inventions and sinfonias. Penny Johnson, piano. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-450-9220. PWYC. ●●7:30: Living Room Project. House Concert. Music for soprano and piano. Schumann: Lieder der Mignon and other art songs. Allison Angelo, soprano; Markéta Ornova, piano. Private home, 630 Budgeon Common, Burlington. 647-909-5466. ; (st). Reservations required. ●●7:30: Opus 8 A Capella Vocal Ensemble. A Light in the Darkness. Works by Gesualdo, Palestrina, Vaughan Williams, Britten and others. St. James Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416-821-7286. Free. ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Our Good Wills: The World of Shakespeare & Byrd. Byrd: Praise Our Lord; Te Deum-Great Service; Gaudeamus Omnes; Civitas Sancti Tui; Wedded to Will Is Witless; selections from plays by Johnson & Morley. Christopher Bagan, organ; Felix Deak, viola da gamba; Lucas Harris, lute; Peter Mahon, conductor. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (Toronto), 131 McCaul St. 416-286- 9798. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. 20th Anniversary Gala Concert. Guest: Shannon Mercer, soprano. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 905-726-3341. /(adv). ●●7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. Back to Bach. Bach: Magnificat; Suite No.3; Ich habe genug; Komm, Jesu, komm. Trinity Festival Chorus; Tapestry Chamber Choir. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 905-727-6101. ; (sr/st). Also May 29(mat; King City). ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. A Little Too Cozy. See May 12. Also May 17, 18, 20, 21. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Hawksley Workman: A Postmodern Cabaret. Hawksley Workman, vocals; Andrew Burashko, piano; Phil Dwyer, saxophone; Amy Laing, cello; Rob Piltch, guitar; Erika Raum, violin. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -. Also May 13. ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Moldovian Friends. Ciobanu: Moldova; Spatium Sonans for solo flute; Pepa: Katajjaq; Badian: Chamber Concerto for Horn and Percussion. Erika Crino, piano; Tim Francom, percussion; Joyce Lai, violin; Andras Weber, cello; Joseph Macerollo, accordion; Sinfonietta Winds. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-357- 1707. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Vivaldi: Four Seasons; Handel: Coronation Anthems; Bach: Cantatas 41 and 130. Edwin Huizinga, violin. Knox Presbyterian Church (Georgetown), 116 Main St. S., Georgetown. 905-877-7915. ; (st). ●●8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Jazzy. Bernstein: West Side Story; Gershwin: Porgy and Bess; Goodman: Sing Sing, medleys for clarinet & orchestra; Copland: Hoedown from Rodeo; An Outdoor Overture; Maxime Goulet: Fishing Story. Kornel Wolak, clarinet; Jean-Michel Malouf, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-238-0015. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Vicky Chow Plays Surface Image by Tristan Perich and Klondike. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members); (st). ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Mediterranean Cruise: Music of France, Spain and Italy. Lalo: Symphonie espagnole; M. Goulet: Chocolats symphoniques; Stravinsky: Berceuse; Finale (from L’Oiseau de feu); Granados: Intermezzo (from Goyescas); Donizetti: Norina’s Aria (from Don Pasquale). Guests: Irina Muresanu, violin; Clodagh Green, soprano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 888-489-7784. ; (sr); (st/child). Also May 15(mat). ●●8:00: Onstage Productions. Spring Fling 2. Broadway, jazz and popular music. Solo, ensemble, choir and jazz combo works. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 647-479-8624. . Also at 2:30. BACH CHILDREN’S CHORUS BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR Linda Beaupré, Conductor Eleanor Daley, Pianist ●●8:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. The Nylons. Farewell Concert. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 1-866-908-9090. (VIP); .50. SATURDAY MAY 14, 2016 AT 7:30PM and at the Toronto Centre box office or TicketMaster at 1-855-985-2787 (ARTS) Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge Street Photo by Flickr user Richard Walker Used under Creative Commons licence Design by David Kopulos www.davidkopulos.com facebook.com/BCCandBCYC bachchildrenschorus.ca thewholenote.com May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 | 41

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