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Volume 22 Issue 6 - March 2017

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On our cover: Owen Pallett's musical palette on display at New Creations. Spring brings thoughts of summer music education! (It's never too late.). For Marc-Andre Hamelin the score is king. Ella at 100 has the tributes happening. All; this and more.

Celebration of Life ●

Celebration of Life ● ● Mar 05 3:00: VOICEBOX / Opera in Concert. The Stuart Hamilton Memorial Celebration of His Life and Legacy. The OIC Chorus, Robert Cooper and many artists directly associated with Stuart Hamilton will participate in this tribute. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. Free with advance reservation: 416-366-7723. Galas and Fundraisers ● ● Mar 06 7:00: Indian River Festival. 2nd Annual Midwinter Magic Fundraiser. Funfilled evening of entertainment featuring Rebecca Caine, Brett Polegato, Robert Kortgaard, Peter Tiefenbach and additional guests. Music, PEI oysters, wine. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. Information and tickets: 1-888-311-9090; . Lectures, Salons, Symposia ● ● Mar 02 3:30: U of T Faculty of Music. Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Theory Research Colloquium. Led by Dr. Carolyn Ramzy, assistant professor of music at Carleton University, specialist in music of the Middle East. Room 130, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● ● Mar 05 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Bel Canto in 20th and 21st Century Opera. Guest speaker: Sue Elliott, opera producer and lecturer. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg. U of Toronto Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park Cres. W. 416-924-3940. . ● ● Mar 08 6:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. A 90th Celebration of John Beckwith (6:00) followed by a lecture by John Beckwith, Wilma & Clifford Smith Visitor in Music (7:00). Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ● ● Mar 08 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Women Who Write. Live round-table discussion with eminent Canadian women E. The ETCeteras Open House THE ETCETERAS is our affectionate “catch-all” phrase for the myriad of other events (galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs, et cetera) which don’t quite fit our regular concert listings. Send all requests to Join Toronto’s voice of excellence for our 40th Anniversary Season May auditions for 2017/18: join-us/ composers Norma Beecroft, Juliet Palmer, Tara Kannangara. Hosted by flutist and The WholeNote author Sara Constant, the roundtable will reveal the joys and triumphs of each composer as they find their voices in the Canadian music scene. Featuring live music and refreshments. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2824 x363. . ● ● Mar 26 2:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. In Memoriam: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. A selection of recordings (both audio and video) will be presented highlighting the career of this prolific conductor who left us in March 2016. For information and location contact John Sharpe: 416-898-2549. (annual membership fee); no charge for first-time visitors. Nominal donation to defray refreshments cost. ● ● Mar 31 6:00: Music Gallery. Music Gallery History Series: David Jaeger. Exploring developments in electronic and new music during the 1970s. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. Free. Masterclasses ● ● Mar 03 5:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Masterclass in Collaborative Piano with Warren Jones. Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Also Mar 4 10:00am. ● ● Mar 04 10:00am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Masterclass in Collaborative Piano with Warren Jones. See Mar 3 listing. ● ● Mar 09 11:30am: York University Department of Music. Piano Masterclass with Shoshana Telner. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ● ● Mar 14 11:30am: York University Department of Music. Vocal Masterclass with Bruce Ubukata. Young singers from the studios of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan and Karen Rymal. Observers welcome. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ● ● Mar 21 7:00: Show One Productions / Remenyi House of Music. Remenyi Master Class Series: Masterclass with pianist Dmitry Masleev. Remenyi House of Music, 210 Bloor St. W. To reserve: 416-961-3111. (limited seating). ● ● Mar 26 2:00-5:00: ORMTA (Toronto Central Branch). Piano and Vocal Coaching Masterclass. With Professor Leslie De’Ath (concert pianist, professor, conductor, director of Wilfrid Laurier University’s opera program). Covering repertoire from RCM Grade 9 and up. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-532-1539; registration online with payment to: ormta.ctbtreasurer@gmail. com Participants / (non-ORMTA members); auditors / (non-ORMTA members). ● ● Apr 01 10:00am: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Open House. First Unitarian Congregation of Ontario, Sutherland Hall, 175 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-366-0467. Free. Screenings ● ● Mar 28 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music / Hot Docs. Music on Film: I Am the Blues. Musical travelogue that immerses the audience in the heart of the American South, featuring the last of the original blues legends. Raoul Bhaneja, from celebrated local blues act Raoul and The Big Time, will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 2824; ; Hot Docs members: , , free. Singalongs, Circles ● ● Mar 15 7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Monthly Sacred Harp Singing. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. There are songbooks to borrow. Music room, Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC donation. 7:00: Short introductory workshop. ● ● Apr 01 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Join us for a fun evening of music and song. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. 416-763-0832. (non-members). ●●Apr 07 5:30: Rusty Musicians. Baroque Jam. For woodwinds, strings, keyboard, recorder, flute, oboe, viola de gamba, harpsichord, cello and violin players to meet and play together. St. Michael’s and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 647-303-2199. Free. Tours ● ● Mar 05 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent; includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas like wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231; (adults); (sr/st). Also Mar 12, 19, 26, Apr 02. ● ● Mar 12 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See Mar 05 listing. Also Mar 19, 26, Apr 02. ● ● Mar 19 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See Mar 05 listing. Also Mar 12, 26, Apr 02. ● ● Mar 26 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See Mar 05 listing. Also Mar 12, 19, Apr 02. ● ● Apr 02 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See Mar 05 listing. Also Mar 12, 19, 26. Workshops ● ● Mar 03 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Refreshments. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416- 597-0485; (non-members). ● ● Mar 04 1:00: Toronto Early Music Centre / Toronto Consort. Performing Polyphony from Original Sources. Choral workshop with Holland-based vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis, offering the chance to sing Franco-Flemish polyphony from mensural notation, working from a facsimile choir book on a large central music stand. Members of the ensemble, led by artistic director Stratton Bull, will share their experience with this way of performing. No prior experience with mensural notation is required. Trinity- St Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. (participants); auditors free. 416-464-7610; ● ● Mar 05 1:00: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne Lederman. Join players of bowed string instruments to learn tunes from world string traditions for our community World Fiddle Day event at the Aga Khan, May 20 2017. Long & McQuade Clinic Space, 935 Bloor St. W. 647-217-4620; Practice sessions by donation. Also Mar 19 1:00; Mar 29 6:45. ● ● Mar 05 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by sackbut/recorder player Peter Christensen. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. 416-779-5750. . ●●Mar 15 10:00am: Royal Canadian College of Organists. Pedals, Pipes and Pizza. Experience an organ demo led by TEMC organist Stephen Boda, tour the organ pipes, and bring your piano music to play yourself. Children 12 and under (accompanied by a parent or guardian) come at 10am, children 13 and over come at 1pm. Pizza served for all at 12 noon. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-925-5977. Free. ● ● Mar 18 10:30am: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday. A rare opportunity to sing Elgar’s The Apostles with guest conductor Stephanie Martin, artistic director of Pax Christi Chorale. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Cameron Hall, 1585 Yonge St. Register at the door. 416-598-0422; , includes refreshments. ● ● Mar 19 1:00-3:30: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne Lederman. See Mar 5. Also Mar 26 6:45. ● ● Mar 26 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. Mitchell Pady, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-605-2793. ; (members). ● ● Mar 29 6:45-8:45: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne Lederman. See Mar 5. Also Mar 19 1:00. ● ● Mar 31 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Guest coach: Janos Ungvary. Refreshments. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416- 597-0485; (non-members). ● ● Apr 02 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Matthias Maute. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. 416-779-5750. . 56 | March 1, 2017 - April 7, 2017

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