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Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016

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  • Toronto
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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.

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●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Jenni Cook, soprano; Lisa Millar, 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. ●●2:30: 2016 WeeFestival. Hup. Original works created in association with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Starcatchers Quartet. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For 0–24 month olds and their grown-ups. Stay and play follows. Also 10am; May 21, 22. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. A Little Too Cozy. See May 12. Also May 21. ●●8:00: Grace Church on-the-Hill. Stereo Live @ Grace Church. Schubert: Double Cello Quintet. Edwin Huizinga, Marc Destrube, Thomas Wiebe, Elinor Frey and Keith Hamm. 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. By donation ( suggested). ●●8:00: Small World Music Centre. Avataar. Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536- 5439. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House. See May 19. Also May 21, 22(mat), 24(George Weston). Saturday May 21 ●●10:00am: 2016 WeeFestival. Hup. Original works created in association with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Starcatchers Quartet. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For 0–24 month olds and their grown-ups. Stay and play follows. Also 2:30; May 20, 22. ●●10:00am: 2016 WeeFestival. Nest. Works by Hanne Deneire of Theater de Spiegel (Belgium). Inez Carsauw, vocals; Astrid Bossuyt, violin. Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For children 6 mths. to 3 yrs. Also 4:00; May 17, 18, 19, 22. ●●12:30: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Concert. Rosalyn Dennett, Appalachian fiddle; Dan Mac- Donald, Cape Breton fiddle; Mark Marczyk, A. Concerts in the GTA Ukrainian fiddle; Yosvani Castañeda, Latin violin. Fort York National Historic Site, Blue Barracks, 250 Fort York Blvd. 647-217-4620. Free. Around the World Jam follows at 2:30. ●●2:30: 2016 WeeFestival. Hup. Original works created in association with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Starcatchers Quartet. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For 0–24 month olds and their grown-ups. Stay and play follows. Also 10am; May 20, 22. ●●4:00: 2016 WeeFestival. Nest. Works by Hanne Deneire of Theater de Spiegel (Belgium). Inez Carsauw, vocals; Astrid Bossuyt, violin. Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For children 6 mths. to 3 yrs. Also 10am; May 17, 18, 19, 22. ●●7:30: Jazz Performance and Education Centre. Ernie Watts Quintet. Opening set: Rich Brown and The Abeng (Rich Brown, electric bass; Luis Deniz, alto saxophone; Andrew McAnsh, trumpet; James Hill, piano; Mark Kelso; drums). George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-733-9388. (adv). ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. A Little Too Cozy. See May 12. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House. See May 19. Also May 22(mat), 24(George Weston). Sunday May 22 ●●10:00am: 2016 WeeFestival. Hup. Original works created in association with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Starcatchers Quartet. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For 0–24 month olds and their grown-ups. Stay and play follows. Also 2:30; May 20, 21. ●●10:00am: 2016 WeeFestival. Nest. Works by Hanne Deneire of Theater de Spiegel (Belgium). Inez Carsauw, vocals; Astrid Bossuyt, violin. Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For children 6 mths. to 3 yrs. Also May 17, 18, 19, 21(am/mat). ●●2:30: 2016 WeeFestival. Hup. Original works created in association with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Starcatchers Quartet. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-537-4191. ; (child). For 0–24 month olds and their grown-ups. Stay and play follows. Also 10am; May 20, 21. ●●2:30: Berkovsky and Chow. Tango and Jazz Nuevo. Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; Oblivion; Gardel: Por Una Cabeza; Bolling: Suite for Violin; Jazz Piano Trio. Conrad Chow, violin; Andrew Ascenzo, cello; Michael Berkovsky, piano; Anjelica Scannura, dancer; Damian Norman, dancer. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House. See May 19. Also May 24(George Weston). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●6:00: 120 Diner. Joel Sheridan: Broadway & Beyond. Songs from the Great American Songbook. Joel Sheridan, vocals; Richard Whiteman, accompanist. 120 Church St. 416- 792-7725. -. Monday May 23 ●●12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays: Mary Kenedi and Friends. Schubert: Piano Quintet in A D667 “Trout”. Mary Kenedi, piano; Valerie Sylvester, violin; Sheila Smyth, viola; Susan Naccache, cello; Neal Evans, double bass. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598- 4521. PWYC. Tuesday May 24 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Christopher James, flute; Aaron James, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●8:00: Gallery 345/Continuum Contemporary Music. Enliven the Ma. Ma - the tension between silence and sound. Featuring late 20th-century masterworks, traditional works and a premiere by Max de Wardener plus film installations by artists Rebecca Salter and David Anthony Hall. Okeanos. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. . Includes pre-concert film at 7:30. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855- 985-2787. -; -(sr); -(35 & under). See May 19 (Koerner Hall). ●●8:00: TorQ Percussion Quartet. Conversations: New Music for Percussion Inspired by Dialogues. Andrew Staniland: Action Strikes; Time Travels Light; Robin Engelman: Remembrance; Members of TorQ: Conversations (world premiere). TorQ Percussion Quartet; Guests: Ray Dillard, percussion; Steven Butterworth and Larry Shields, trombones; Ira Zingraff, trumpet. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St. 416-788-8272. ; (sr/ arts worker); (st). Wednesday May 25 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Andrew Adair, Organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. TALES OF TWO CITIES: THE LEIPZIG-DAMASCUS COFFEE HOUSE May 24 Toronto Centre for the Arts 1.855.985.2787 tafelmusik.org AN ALPINE SYMPHONY SIR ANDREW DAVIS, CONDUCTOR MAY 25, 26 & 28 | TSO.CA ●●6:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. An Alpine Symphony. R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony. Tom Allen, host; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50-.75. ●●7:30: Toronto Choristers. Spring Concert. Works from various musical genres. Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate Institute, 2300 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 44 | May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario 647-693-4671. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. 21C Music Festival: Kronos Quartet. Lizée: The Golden Age of the Radiophonic Workshop (Fibre-Optic Flowers); Applebaum: Darmstadt Kindergarten; Ali-Zadeh: Regs (Dance); Tagaq: Snow Angel (world premiere); Sivunittinni (The future children) (world premiere); Tagaq/ Kronos Quartet: Nunavut; and other works. Guest: Tanya Tagaq. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $21-. Post-concert talk. Festival runs May 25-29; start times vary. ●●9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wednesday Concert Series. Sundar, woodwinds/ vocals; Roy Patterson, guitar. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. cover. Reservations recommended. Thursday May 26 ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Joey Jang, tenor. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331 x26. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. Julia Den Boer. Harman: new work (premiere). Julia Den Boer, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961- 6601 x202. ; (members/arts workers). ●●8:00: Continuum Contemporary Music. 21C Music Festival: Japan: NEXT. Oesterle: Look on Glass (world premiere); Tsurumoto: new work (world premiere); works by Fujikura, Kiyama, and Mochizuki. Ryan Scott, curator; Brian Current, conductor. Guest: Okeanos. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $21. 7:15: pre-concert talk. Festival runs May 25-29; start times vary. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents IV: Kiri Koto Ensemble and Boomwhackers. Ben Dietschi, curator. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (members). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. 21C Music Festival: Brad Mehldau – Solo Piano. Mehldau: Three Pieces After Bach; Bach: The Well- Tempered Clavier (selections; arr. Mehldau). Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $21-. Festival runs May 25-29; start times vary. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. An Alpine Symphony. Ives: Decoration Day from New England Holidays; Janáček: Taras Bulba; Elgar: Sospiri; R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony. Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. 6:45: Pre-concert performance by The TSO Chamber Soloists. Also May 28. Friday May 27 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Lynne Li, piano; Andrew Fu, 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. ●●7:00: Trio Arkel. Europa! Works by Hummel, Kodaly, Cras and Penderecki. Guest: Yao Guang Zhai, clarinet. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-409- 6824. ; (st). Cash payment at the door. 6:45: pre-concert talk. ●●7:30: Milton Song Spinners Chorus. Generations in Harmony. Milton Song Spinners Seniors Chorus. Guests: Milton Show Choir for Youth. Milton Seniors’ Activity Centre, 500 Childs Drive, Milton. 905-875-1681. . ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Summer Prelude. Memories of the Summer of Love at Woodstock, Big Band and Latin music. Works by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and others. With prize-winning students on alto sax and clarinet. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; free(children under 12). ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Stories of Peace and Justice. Bach: Dona Nobis Pacem; Togni: Ave Verum; Lang: L’Agneau de Dieu; Watson Henderson: To Everything There Is a Season; Martin: Mass for double choir; and other works. Guests: Da Capo Chamber Choir (Leonard Enns, conductor). St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Four Centuries of Bach. First Annual Toronto Bach Festival: Cantata Concert. Bach: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen BWV12; Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV147a; and other works. Ellen McAteer, soprano; Daniel Taylor, alto; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-463-1344. ; (sr); (st). Festival runs May 27-29. ●●8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Latin Night. Ravel: Bolero; Copland: An Outdoor Overture; and other works. Robert Michaels, guitar/vocals. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., North York. 647-238- 0015. Free. The Harmony Singers Good Times! May 27 th & 28 th 8pm theharmonysingers@ ca.inter.net 416-239-5821 ●●8:00: Harmony Singers. Good Times! Hallelujah, Circle of Life, Music When Soft Voices Die, Someone To Watch Over Me and other songs. Harvey Patterson, conductor; Bruce Harvey, piano. Guest: Emma Burke-Kleinman. Martin Grove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd., Etobicoke. 416-239-5821. ; (sr/st); free(under 10). Also May 28. Refreshments and door prizes. ●●8:00: Ontario Pops Orchestra. The Proms. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture; Finale from Pirates of the Caribbean; Verdi: La Donna e Mobile; Puccini: O Mio Babbino Caro; Lloyd Webber: Concert Celebration. Daevyd Pepper, tenor; Jessica Scarlato, soprano; Humber Valley United Church Choir; Ontario Pops Orchestra. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-543-9891. . 7:00: Silent auction. Formal evening attire encouraged. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. 21C Music Festival: 21C After Hours - Blackout. Oswald: four new works (world premieres). Element Choir; Radiant Brass Ensemble; and others. Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. $21. ADDITIONAL CONCERT. Performed in the dark. Festival runs May 25-29; start times vary. ●●8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. The Fairy Queen. A contemporary take on Purcell’s Stories of Peace & Justice Friday, May 27th, 2016, 8pm Works by Bach, Fauré, Gjeilo, Henderson, Lang and special guests: DaCapo Chamber Choir in the Kyrie and Gloria from Frank Martin’s Mass 383 Huron Street, Toronto 416-971-9229 www.exultate.net thewholenote.com May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 | 45

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