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Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017

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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!

Women’s Musical Club

Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Music in the Afternoon AIZURI QUARTET violins, viola, cello Thursday, April 6, 1.30 p.m. Tickets 416-923-7052 www.wmct.on.ca 20 TH ANNUAL FREE NOON HOUR CHOIR & ORGAN CONCERTS A. Concerts in the GTA ; Sherkin: Tagish Fires; Somers: Strangeness of Heart; Three Sonnets. Adam Sherkin, piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Bluma Appel Lobby, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. Monthly Concert. Big band, swing, jazz and film scores. John Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910 or 647-287- 5390. . First Thursday of each month. Refreshments available or bring your lunch. ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon. Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Op.18 No.6; Caroline Shaw: Blueprint; Webern: Langsamer Satz; Mendelssohn: Quartet in A Minor Op.13. Aizuri Quartet (Miho Saegusa, violin; Ariana Kim, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Karen Ouzounian, cello). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Concert Orchestra. Paul Widner, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Lemon Bucket Orkestra. In Concert with Lowdown Brass Band. Balkanklezmer-gypsy-party punk music. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 416-792-1268. -(adv). ●●8:00: Small World Music Centre. Music for Mosul with Rob Simms. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. Free. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach: Keeping it in the Family. See Apr 5. Also April 7,8 (8:00pm) and April 9(3:30pm). TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Mahler Symphony 10 Apr 6 & 7 Thomas Dausgaard, conductor TSO.CA ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler: Symphony 10. William Rowson: Fanfare: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th (world premiere); Schumann: Cello Concerto; Mahler/Cooke: Symphony No.10. Joseph Johnson, cello; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Apr 7(7:30). Friday April 7 ●●12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall. Noon Hour Concerts: Spirituals, Blues, Jazz and Classics. Nathaniel Dett Chorale; Andrew Adair, organ; Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Free. First-come, firstserved seating. ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Ravel: Miroirs. Andrew Fu, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416- 593-5600 x231. Free. ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631- 4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●5:00: Canadian Music Centre. Centrediscs CD Launch: Worlds Apart. Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico launches CD Worlds Apart. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. Free with RSVP. ●●7:30: Leaside United Church. An Anniversary Celebration. 60th Anniversary of the Pipe Organ and Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Chancel Choir; Cynda Fleming, trumpet; William Maddox, organ; Sharon Beckstead, music director. 822 Millwood Rd. 416-425-1253. Free. ●●7:30: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Humber Heights. A Classic Organ Recital. Phantom of the Opera. George Heldt, organ. 1579 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-0572. ; (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler: Symphony 10. Christine Donkin: Hopewell Cape: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th (TSO premiere); Schumann: Cello Concerto; Mahler/ Cooke: Symphony No.10. Joseph Johnson, cello; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Apr 6(8:00). ●●7:45: Jane Austen Dancing. An Evening with Jane Austen. Pieces from Jane Austen’s time, including classical and ballads. Alanna Ellison, harp. Mackenzie House Museum, 82 Bond St. 416-578-1031. ; (sr/st). 7:45: visit to historical print shop; 8:30: concert and historical games; refreshments. ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. John Sheard Presents Lynn Miles. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents III: Castle If + Laura Swankey. Joe Strutt, curator. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (st/ members). FRIDAY NOONTIME RECITALS APRIL 7, 21, 28 & MAY 5 @ 12:10pm free No recital on Good Friday, April 14 Bösendorfer Imperial piano featured in many recitals St. Andrew’s Church King & Simcoe Streets standrewstoronto.org ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu. Toronto Taiko Tales. Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-651-4227. ; (sr/st). Also Apr 8(2:00 and 8:00); Apr 9(2:00). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Bramwell Tovey Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. K. Murphy: A Thousand Natural Shocks; R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Korngold: Violin Concerto in D; and other works. Jennifer Murphy, violin. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - . 6:45: prelude recital. ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Distant Light. Evangelista: Spanish Airs; Vasks: Violin Concerto “Distant Light”; R. Strauss: Metamorphosen. Andréa Tyniec, violin; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-499-0403. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach: Keeping It in the Family. See Apr 5. Also April 8, 9(3:30pm). Saturday April 8 ●●2:00: Nagata Shachu. Toronto Taiko Tales. See Apr 7. Also Apr 8(8:00); Apr 9(2:00). ●●3:00: Schola Cantorum Choral Ensemble. Songs of the Homelands: A Farewell Concert. Choral music in the German language. Ursula Ivonoffski, soprano soloist. St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 1498 Avenue Rd. 416- 481-8484. . ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. REFLECTIONS Featuring songs of hope and peace from Canada to New Zealand Rosedale United Church Sat April 8 4PM torontochildrenschorus.com 38 | April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

Reflections. Songs of hope and peace. Whanau: Kuarongo; Enns: Da Pacem; Orban: Mass #6; Janmohamed/Abu-Khader: new work. Guests: Carol Lynn Fujino and Virginia Chen Wells, violins; Winona Zelenka, cello; Stan Klebanoff, trumpet. Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Dr. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●7:00: Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Big Band Open Mic. Cooksville United Church, 2500 Mimosa Row, Mississauga. 905-270-4757. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Fairlawn Avenue United Church. Sing for Joy! Forrest: Jubilate Deo (Canadian premiere); and other sacred music. The Fairlawn Choirs, Fairlawn Senior Choir (Rebecca Whelan and Lynn McMurray, soloists); chamber orchestra; Eleanor Daley, conductor. 28 Fairlawn Ave. 416-481-6848. . ●●7:30: Milton Philharmonic Orchestra. Classical Gold. Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Weber: Bassoon Concerto; Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1. Sebastian Malette, bassoon. St. Paul’s United Church (Milton), 123 Main St. E., Milton. 905-302-3169. ; (sr); (under 12). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Symphony Orchestra. Debussy: Images; Chausson: Poème Op.25; Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2. Danielle Greene, violin; Uri Mayer conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). 6:45: pre-performance chat with professors and graduate students. ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Young Artists Concert: Happy 150th Birthday, Canada! Pepa: “Highland Cathedral” Bagpipe Overture; Grieg: Holberg Suite. Dan MacMillan, bagpipes; 2nd Annual Young Artist Competition Winners. Tyndale Chapel, 3377 Bayview Ave. 647-223-2286. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC). Dueling Pianos: Father and Son. Eddie and Quincy Bullen; Carribean Jazz Collective. Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855- 985-2787. ; (st). ●●8:00: Massey Hall. Live at Massey Hall Series: Bill and Joel Plaskett Solidarity Tour. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. .94-.50. ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu. Toronto Taiko Tales. See Apr 7. Also Apr 9(2:00). ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Passionate Drama. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola; and other works. Scott St. John, violin; Sharon Wei, viola. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905- 815-2021 or 888-489-7784. -. Also Apr 9(2:00). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. World Music: Alex Cuba and Friends. Latin soul music. Guests: Jim Cuddy; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach: Keeping it in the Family. See Apr 5. Also April 9 (3:30pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz. TD Discovery Series Special Projects: So Long Seven. New works exploring West African influence on jazz and blues. Neil Hendry, guitar, mandolin; William Lamoureux, violin, vocals; Ravi Naimpally, tabla, percussion; Tim Posgate, banjo. Guest: Amara Kante, percussion, djembe. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. (adv). Sunday April 9 ●●10:00am: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. Palm Sunday Procession with Donkey. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769-5224. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●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); /(under17/adv); free(performers). ●●2:00: Nagata Shachu. Toronto Taiko Tales. See Apr 7. ●●2:00: North York Concert Orchestra/ Bravo Academy. Kids on Broadway Family Concert. Rafael Luz, conductor. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-628-9195. ; (sr); (st). Also 4:30. ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Dramatic Passion. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola; and other works. Scott St. John, violin; Sharon Wei, viola. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905- 815-2021 or 888-489-7784. -. Also Apr 8(8:00). ●●2:00: Pocket Concerts. Pocket Concert Near Bayview and Blythwood. Poulenc: Sextet for Winds and Piano; Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet; works by Mozart and Philip Glass. Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Leslie Allt, flute; Gabriel Radford, horn; Fraser Jackson, bassoon; Michah Heilbrunn, clarinet; Emily Rho, piano. Private Home at corner of Bayview and Blythwood. 647-896-8295. ; (19-35); (under 19). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts: Louis Lortie. Chopin: 12 Études Op.10; 12 Études Op.25; 24 Preludes Op.28. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. 7:15: pre-concert chat with Rick Phillips. ●●3:00: Shaftesbury Salon Series. And So It Goes. Music by Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim and others. Brett Polegato, baritone; Robert Kortgaard, piano. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-519-7883. . Refreshments available. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Dr. Roberta Bondar’s flight into space Featuring: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto Lydia Adams, conductor Shawn Grenke, conductor and pianist Special Guest: Dr. Roberta Bondar Eglinton St. George’s United Church 35 Lytton Blvd, Toronto at Lytton Blvd and Duplex Ave, one block west of Yonge St Tickets in advance or at the door: adults | seniors | under 30 | student • Phone: 416-446-0188 CHORAL PASSIONTIDE DEVOTION A vocal and instrumental expression of faith for Holy Week and Easter. The Yorkminster Park choir, with Willliam Maddox, perform music by Rheinberger and Mendelssohn. Palm Sunday, aPril 9, 3:00pm Yorkminster Park BaPtist ChurCh 1585 Yonge street | 416-922-1167 | yorkminsterpark.com thewholenote.com April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 | 39

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