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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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VISIT US AT SPO.CA The Fairy Queen By Henry Purcell A. Concerts in the GTA ●●3:00: Array Music. Array Music Young Composers’ Workshop Concert 2016. New works for clarinet, violin, piano and percussion. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532- 3019. -. MANY FACES OF STRING PLAYING MAY 28, 2016, 8 P.M. SALVATION ARMY SCARBOROUGH CITADEL 2021 LAWRENCE AVENUE EAST (AT WARDEN) TICKETS: AT THE DOOR OR ONLINE; EMAIL SPO@SPO.CA OR PHONE 416 429-0007 DENIS MASTROMONACO MUSIC DIRECTOR & C O N D U C T O R MSOMasterwks IN COLLABORATION WITH The Arts & Letters Club 27-29 May 416.410.4561 piece. Juliet Beckwith, Vania Chan, Charlotte Knight and Janelle Lapalme, sopranos; baroque ensemble; Larry Beckwith, violin/artistic director; Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, director/choreographer; and others. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 416-410-4561. ; (sr); (30 and under). Also May 28, 29. 7:15: Pre-performance chat. ●●10:30: 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. SOLD OUT; additional 8pm performance added. Performed in the dark. Festival runs May 25-29; start times vary. Saturday May 28 ●●2:00: Four Centuries of Bach. First Annual Toronto Bach Festival: Organ Recital. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in d BWV 565 and other works. Philip Fournier, organ. Oratory of St. Philip Neri, 1372 King St. W. 416-463-1344. ; (sr); (st). Festival runs May 27-29. Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor ●●5:00: Royal Conservatory. 21C Music Festival: Cinq à Sept. Pidgorna: Drown in the Depth (world premiere); Bridal Train; Sharman: Notes on “Beautiful” (Toronto premiere); new work (Toronto premiere); In Deepening Light; and other works. Barry Shiffman, violin; Jeanie Chung, piano; and others. Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $21; (with purchase of ticket to eve concert). Festival runs May 25-29; start times vary. ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Annual Showcase Concert. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647- 233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Contrasts. Handel: Sonata in b; Doppler: Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise; Bartók: Suite Paysane Hongroise; Bach: Concerto in d; Barber: Canzone. Allan Pulker and Khrystyna Skira, flute; Pegah Yazdani, piano. 227 Church St., Saturday May 28, 2016 8 pm GLAZUNOV: Autumn (from The Seasons) The energetic final movement of Glazunov’s ballet, The Seasons TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor Reflecting Tchaikovsky’s maturing outlook on life, this symphony starts out with sorrow but gradually transforms into a triumphant march MOZART: Overture to the Magic Flute SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT 5 | TICKETS: REGULAR – adult senior/student PREMIUM – adult senior/student (under age 12, free) P.C. HoTheatre 5183 Sheppard Ave E (1 block east of Markham Rd), Scarborough The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566 46 | May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

CONTRASTS Allan Pulker, with flute Pegah Yazdani, piano & special guest Khrystyna Skira, flute Sat., May 28 th at 7:30 pm 227 Church St., Newmarket www.stpaulsnewmarket.org Newmarket. 905-853-7285. . Wine bar. ●●7:30: North York Concert Band. Dancing and Romancing. Swing tunes, Latin music, show tunes and other music. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-802-6819. ; (under 12). ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. Sounds of Spring. Works by Grainger, Bernstein, McBeth, Wagner, Vaughan Williams, Waller and Anderson. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-301- 5187. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Subscription Concert #5. Glazunov: “Autumn” from the Seasons; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in e; Mozart: Overture to the Magic Flute. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). 7:15: Pre-concert talk. ●●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 27. Refreshments and door prizes. ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven! Beethoven: Symphony No.9. Soloists; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory/Wavelength. 21C Music Festival: Jherek Bischoff, Dawn of Midi, and The Visit. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $21-. Festival runs May 25-29; start times vary. ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Many Faces of String Playing. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Scherzo, March and Reprise from Concerto Grosso; Holst: St. Paul’s Suite; Vivaldi: Summer from The Four Seasons; Alex Eddington and Ronald Royer: Fantasia on The Banks of Newfoundland (premiere); and other works. Strings of the Scarborough Philharmonic; Emma Meinrenken, violin (Young Artist); Dr. Draw, electric violin; Musicians, teachers and students of Sistema Toronto; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-429-0007. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●8:00: Small World Music Centre. Strings Across Asia. Amely Zhou, erhu; Wendy Zhou, pipa; Mohammad Aman, tar; Ed Hanley, tabla; Dylan Bell, keyboard/bass. Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. . ●●8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. The Sun Rises in the East. Works from Central and Eastern Europe by Mielczewski, Dolar, Dyletsky, Martinů, Pärt and others. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). 7:15: Opening Notes. ●●8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. The Fairy Queen. A contemporary take on Purcell’s The Fairy Queen By Henry Purcell The Arts & Letters Club 27-29 May 416.410.4561 piece. Juliet Beckwith, Vania Chan, Charlotte Knight and Janelle Lapalme, sopranos; baroque ensemble; Larry Beckwith, violin/artistic director; Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, director/choreographer; and others. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 416-410-4561. ; (sr); (30 and under). Also May 27, 29. 7:15: Pre-performance chat. ●●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. Also May 26. ●●8:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Soirée: Maytime. A tribute to the music of Sigmund Romberg, arranged by G. Murray. Romberg: Will You Remember? (from Maytime); The Desert Song and One Alone (from The Desert Song); I Bring A Song Of Love and You Will Remember Vienna (from Viennese Nights); and other works. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Concert in chapel. Also May 7. Sunday May 29 ●●9:30am and 11:15: Islington United Church. Cantata No. 172: Erschallet, ihr Lieder. A Pentecost cantata by J.S. Bach. Orchestra and Choir of Islington United Church. 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-239-1131. By donation. ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Schubert’s Answer to Beethoven. Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Op.20; Schubert: Octet in F D803. Jonathan Krehm, clarinet; Kristin Day, bassoon; Roslyn Black, horn; Csaba Koczó, violin; Sonia Shklarov, violin; Yosef Tamir, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello; Nick Davis, bass. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. 416-822-0613. . ●●2:00: Four Centuries of Bach. First Annual Toronto Bach Festival: Chamber Music Concert. Sonatas and trios by J.S. Bach. Musicians of Four Centuries of Bach. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-463- 1344. ; (sr); (st). Festival runs May 27-29. ●●2:30: Mississauga Pops Concert Band. First in Films: Movie Music. Colonel Bogey, Young Person’s Guide to John Williams, The Lion King, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Phantom of the Opera. Joseph Resendes, conductor. Eden United Church, 3051 Battleford Rd., Mississauga. 905-824- 5117. ; (sr/st); free(child). ●●3:00: Opera by Request. Handel’s Giulio Cesare. Norman E. Brown, baritone (Cesare); Hayley Swanton, soprano (Cleopatra); Heidi Jost, mezzo (Sesto); Jean-E Hudson, mezzo (Cornelia); Carole Portelance, mezzo (Tolomeo); and others; William Shookhoff, piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●3:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Kathleen Battle - Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey. Kathleen Battle, soprano; mass choir. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-9.50. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory/Wavelength. 21C Music Festival: James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong. Kernis: Two Movements (with Bells) (Canadian premiere); Braden: Magnetic North (Ontario premiere); Tovey: Stream of Limelight (Toronto premiere); Howard: 133 … At Least; Händel: Violin Sonata in D Op.1 No.13 HWV371; Beethoven: “Spring” Sonata. James Ehnes, violin; Andrew Armstrong, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $21-. 2:15: pre-concert talk. Festival runs May 25-29; start times vary. Opera choruses by Beethoven, Mozart, Verdi and Wagner, and gems by Brahms, Buxtehude, Elgar, Fauré, Gounod, and Grieg. thewholenote.com May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 | 47

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