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Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017

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  • Toronto
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In this issue: Our podcast ramps up with interviews in March with fight director Jenny Parr, countertenor Daniel Taylor, and baritone Russell Braun; two views of composer John Beckwith at 90; how music’s connection to memory can assist with the care of patients with Alzheimer’s; musical celebrations in film and jazz, at National Canadian Film Day and Jazz Day; and a preview of Louis Riel, which opens this month at the COC. These and other stories, in our April 2017 issue of the magazine!

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 49. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 52. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 54. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 57. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from May 1 to June 7, 2017. All listings must be received by Midnight Saturday April 8. LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to listings@thewholenote.com or by fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed version of this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Aurora, Bowmanville, Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, North York, Oakville, Oshawa, Scarborough, Stouffville, Thornhill, Toronto, Toronto Island. Saturday April 1 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Genus, Tarantella, Self and Soul, and The Concert. Music by Joby Talbot, Deru, and Chopin; orchestrated by Clare Grundman. Wayne McGregor, choreographer; Jerome Robbins, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345- 9595. -5. Also Apr 1(all 7:30); Mar 30, Apr 2(all 2:00). ●●7:00: Native Earth Performing Arts/ Danceworks Coworks. Niimi’iwe. Margaret Grenier and Karen Jamieson: light breaking broken; the NDN way by Brian Solom Electric Moose. Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-531-1402. . ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. The Mozart Requiem. Mozart: Requiem; Brahms: How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place; Rutter: The Lord Is My Shepherd; Poulenc: Gloria and Laudamus Te; Duruflé: Sanctus and Pie Jesu from Requiem. Shana Brown, soprano; Erin Ronningen, alto; Lance Keiser, tenor; Lawrence Shirkie, baritone; Carl Steinhauser, piano and organ. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-769-9271. . ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Genus, Tarantella, Self and Soul, and The Concert. See Apr 1(2:00). Also Apr 2(2:00). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Violin Concerto. Cheryl Cooney: Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to (a) new era?: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Stravinsky: Petrouchka. Karen Gomyo, violin; Robert Trevino, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also Apr 2(mat) at George Weston Recital Hall. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble. McCune: Caveat; Bartók: Folk Suite; Wijeratne: Invisible Cities. TorQ Percussion Quartet; Gillian Mackay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Spirit Singers. Would You Harbour Me? Guests: Common Thread. MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Science Building, UofT, 1 King’s College Circle. 416-946-3119. -. Fundraising concert for Syrian Youth. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York U Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. In Concert. Dave Gunning, singer/songwriter. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-729- 7564. /$22(adv). ●●8:00: Angelwalk Theatre. Any Dream Will Do: Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (arts worker); (under 30). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Johannes Brahms: Portrait of a Musical Genius. Intermezzi for Solo Piano (selected); Piano Quartet No.1 Op.25; Violin Sonata No.2 in A Op.100; Lieder (selected). Benjamin Bowman, violin; Andrew Burashko, piano; Jethro Marks, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello; Sarah Slean, singer; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (arts); (under 30/st). ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Violin, Cello and Piano Recital. Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano; Handel-Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin and Cello; An Lun Huang: Piano Trio. Angela Park, piano; Joyce Lai, violin; András Weber, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-223-2286. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Art of the Piano: Sheng Cai. Works by Scarlatti, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and Villa-Lobos. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Masterworks of Oakville Chorus and Orchestra. A German Requiem. Brahms. Clodagh Earls, soprano; Jeremy Ludwig, baritone; full orchestra and choir. St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville. 905-399-9732. ; (sr); (st); free(under 11 with adult). Also Apr 2(mat). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. TD Jazz The Art of the Trio Series. Jason Moran, piano; The Bandwagon; Alexander Brown Trio. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. A Night at the Opera. Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture; Borodin: Polovetsian Dances; Mozart: Voyagers’ Chorus from Idomeneo; Puccini: O mio babbino from Gianni Schicchi; Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino. Toronto Choral Society; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-429-0007. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Small World Music Centre. Haniya Aslam Trio and Guests. Haniya Aslam, guitar, mandolin and vocals; Waleed Abdulahmeed, bass; Naghmeh Farahmar, percussion; Peter Lutek, winds. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536- 5439. /(adv). Sunday April 2 ●●10:00am: Michael Johnston Music Studio. 10th Annual Recital and Spring Celebrations. Folk, pop, jazz, classical, blues, rock and world music. Students of all ages sing, play piano, guitar, drums, ukulele, accordion and trumpet. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. /(adv); /(under 17/adv); free(performers). ●●2:00: Hart House Chorus. Mozart’s Requiem. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 647-774-0755/416-978-2452. Free. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Genus, Tarantella, Self and Soul, and The Concert. See Apr 1. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Anton Nel. Works by Mozart and Schumann. Anton Nel, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free (ticket required). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choral Kaleidoscope. Works by 36 | April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

Brahms, Daley, Enns, Fauré, Rudoi and Schumann; S. Webb: new work (premiere). Men’s Chorus; Women’s Chorus; Mark Ramsay, Elaine Choi and Melissa Lalonde, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Masterworks of Oakville Chorus and Orchestra. A German Requiem. Brahms. Clodagh Earls, soprano; Jeremy Ludwig, baritone; full orchestra and choir. St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville. 905-399-9732. ; (sr); (st); free(under 11 with adult). Also Apr 1(eve). ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. A Musical Invasion of Paris: The Mighty Four. Michèle Bogdanowicz, Lucia Cesaroni, Lara Dodds- Eden, Inna Perkis, Boris Zarankin, and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 466-1870. ; (sr/st); (young adult); (child). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Violin Concerto. Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Debussy: Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun; Stravinsky: Petrouchka. Karen Gomyo, violin; Robert Trevino, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-598- 3375. .25-0.50. Also Apr 1(7:30, Roy Thomson Hall). ●●3:00: Weston Silver Band. Brassapalooza. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 1-866- 908-9090. /(adv); $22(sr)/(adv); (st)/(adv). on period instruments Mozart By Any Other Name April 2, 3:00 ●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. Mozart by Any Other Name. Chevalier de Saint- Georges: Quartet in C Minor; Rossini: Grand Sonata No.2 in A; Kraus: Quartet Op.1 No.3; Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416- 769-0952. ; (sr); (st). On period instruments. ●●3:00: York University Department of Music. York U Wind Symphony. James McDonald/David Lum, conductors. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Thomas Fitches. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Music for Lent. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531- 7955. Free. ●●4:00: Church of St. Peter and St. Simonthe-Apostle. Passiontide Concert. Bach: Johannes (St. John) Passion. Choir of St. Peter and Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church; Lenard Whiting, tenor (Evangelist); members of the Canadian Sinfonietta; Robin Davis, conductor. 525 Bloor St. E. 416-923- 8714. ; (sr/st/underwaged). Piano Bravura The New Generation Sunday April 2, 4:00 pm www.holytrinitytoronto.org ●●4:00: Church of the Holy Trinity/Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto. Piano Bravura: The New Generation. Tony Yike Yang, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416- 598-4521. /(adv); /(st/adv). ●●4:00: Eglinton St. George’s United Church Choir. Magnificent Mozart. Parry: I Was Glad; Handel: Zadok the Priest; Mozart: Regina Coeli, Ave Verum, Requiem. ESG Choir and Orchestra; Simon Walker, organ; Shawn Grenke, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481-1141. ; (st). ●●4:00: Gallery 345. Judith Owen in Concert. CD release of Somebody’s Child. Judith Owen, piano and vocals; Leland (Lee) Sklar, bass; Gabriella Swallow, cello; Pedro Sugundo, percussion; and others. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. . ●●4:00: ORMTA Central Toronto Branch. Scholarship Concert. Performances by member teachers. The Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-485-6562. /(adv). Fundraising event. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Ted Quinlan Trio. 31 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-233-1125. Freewill donation. Religious service. ●●5:00: Consulate General of Poland in Toronto/Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church. To the Faithful Departed. Prof. Roman Perucki, organ. Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. Etobicoke. 416-571-3680. Free. ●●7:30: Hart House Symphonic Band. Angels in Architecture. Mackey: Xerxes; Hosay: Persis; Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium; R.W. Smith arr.: Star Trek: Through the Generations; Ticheli: Angels in the Architecture. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416- 978-2452. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Percussion Ensemble Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Percussion Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Overdrive. Adès: Violin Concerto (Concentric Paths); Honegger: Pacific 231; Mosolov: The Iron Foundry; John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Harman: Blur. Véronique Mathieu, violin; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - ; -(sr); $22-(under 30); -(st). Monday April 3 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Instrumental Masterclass in Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Brass Chamber Ensembles Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. Tuesday April 4 ●●9:00am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Annual High School Choral Festival. Local high school choirs and U of T choral faculty; Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chamber Choir, members of Young Voices Toronto. Mac- Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Choirs sing from 9:00 to noon and 1:00 to 3:00. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Partita Perfection. Ysaÿe: Ballade; Bach/Harman: Partitas. Mark Fewer, violin. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First-come, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Omar Ho, Clarinet. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Thomas Gonder. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:00: Salsa Loca. In Concert. Evening of dining, live music and salsa dancing. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). In support of Dancing with Parkinson’s and the Humber College Scholarship Fund. ●●7:30: Avery Raquel. “Without A Little Rain” CD Release Concert. Avery Raquel, vocals; Adrean Farrugia, piano; Ross Mac- Intyre, bass; Joel Haynes and Jackson Haynes, drums; and others. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. 416-769-5736. /(with CD). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. gamUT: Contemporary Music Ensemble. Wallace Halladay, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Wednesday April 5 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Piano Panache. Bach: Toccata in C Minor; Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor. Rossina Grieco, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. Free. First-come, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Joshua Ehlebracht. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. BACH: KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY Directed by Alfredo Bernardini, oboe, and Cecilia Bernardini, violin April 5-9, Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (416) 964-6337 tafelmusik.org ●●7:00: Tafelmusik. Bach: Keeping It in the Family. J.S. Bach: Ouverture BWV194A, reconst. by A. Bernardini; Concerto for violin in E BWV1042; C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for oboe in E-flat W1.165; W.F. Bach: Sinfonia in F Fk67; Telemann: Orchestral suite in D Minor TWV55:d3. Guest directors: Alfredo Bernardini, oboe, and Cecilia Bernardini, violin. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. Also April 6,7,8(8:00pm) and April 9(3:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Guitar Orchestra Concert. Jeffrey McFadden, conductor. Art Museum of U of T, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-408-0208. Free. Thursday April 6 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin/Steinway Piano Gallery. Chopin: Poetic Jest II. Chopin: Scherzo No.3 Op.39; Scherzo No.4 Op.54​ thewholenote.com April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 | 37

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