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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!

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play Amadeus. Jocelyn Fralick, soprano; Lillian Brooks, mezzo; Ryan Harper, tenor; Matthew Cassils, baritone; orchestra. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416- 699-6634. ; (7-18yrs); free(under 7). ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. A concert of contemplative music. Allegri: Miserere; works by Pärt, Lotti, Lucaszewski, Mendelssohn and Willan. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Noel Edison, conductor. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416-598-0422. -; (sr); (under 31). Also Apr 12. DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION Strauss, Tchaikovsky, & Rachmanninoff Rudin Lengo, piano FRIDAY APRIL 14, 8PM ksorchestra.ca A. Concerts in the GTA METROPOLITAN FESTIVAL CHOIR, SOLOISTS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS DR. PATRICIA WRIGHT, CONDUCTOR ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Death and Transfiguration. Tchaikovsky: The Tempest (fantasy overture); Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3; R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration. Rudin Lengo, piano; Michael Berec, host; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -; (sr); (youth). 7:15: pre-concert recital and discussion. ●●8:00: Vesuvius Ensemble. Passio: The Mater Dolorosa in Popular Tradition. Popular and classical music for Holy Week. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. ; (sr/st). Saturday April 15 ●●7:00: Toronto Tabla Ensemble/North York Arts. Tabla and Taiko: Two Ancient Traditions Meet. Cross-cultural music collaboration of Indian and Japanese percussive traditions with goal of bringing communities together. New works by Ritesh Das and Kiyoshi Nagata. Nagata Shachu. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985- 2787. . ●●7:30: Canadian Chinese Society for the Arts. Waltzes, Butterflies and Dreams. Works by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Lehar, He/Chen, Prokofiev, Rota and Gardel. Angel Wang, violin; Barry Shiffman, violin; George Gao, erhu; Peter Longworth, piano; Claudio Vena, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-733-9388. -. ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Holy Week and Easter. Schütz: Johannes-Passion (excerpts); Handel: Messiah (excerpts); Eternal Light: MUSIC FOR GOOD FRIDAY Motets by Monteverdi on the 450th anniversary of his birth Music from Canada by Daley, Martin, Teehan, Sirett & Enns Eternal Light: A Requiem and The Lord is My Shepherd both by Goodall GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 14, 2017, 7:30 P.M. Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen Street East (at Church Street), Toronto, Ontario TICKETS: /10 AGES 18 AND UNDER Buy yours from the Met E-Store at www.metunited.org or call 416-363-0331 ext. 26 Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate. St. Anne’s Chamber Orchestra. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536- 3160. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●8:00: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. Holy Saturday: The Great Vigil of Easter and Eucharist. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416- 769-5224. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Romantica. Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Grieg: Piano Concerto; and other works. Arthur Tang, piano; Holly Chaplin, soprano; John Palmer, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-238- 0015. ; (sr/st). Sunday April 16 ●●8:00am: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. Easter Day: Eucharist. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769-5224. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●10:00am: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. Easter Day: Choral Eucharist with Brass Quartet. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●10:30am: Music at St. Andrew’s. Traditional Easter Sunday Service. Works by Cruger, Vulpius, Willan, Howells, Widor. St. Andrew’s Gallery Choir; Cathedral Brass; Daniel Bickle, organist. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. Religious service. ●●10:30am: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Holy Week and Easter. Schütz: Johannes-Passion (excerpts); Handel: Messiah (excerpts); Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate. St. Anne’s Chamber Orchestra. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●3:00: Stereo Live. Rosebud String Quartet. Haydn: Quartet Op.20 No.1; Schumann: Quartet No.3. Sheila Jaffé and Aaron Schwebel, violins; Keith Hamm, viola; Arnold Choi, cello. Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St. W. 416-597-0227. . ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: David Briggs. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●8:00: Massey Hall. Leif Vollebekk. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 416-872-4255. .50. 19+ event. ●●8:00: Small World Music Centre. Upanishads. Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). Monday April 17 ●●7:30: Chorisma. Choral Concert for Holy Week. Once Upon a Tree Cantata (excerpts) and other works. Lona Richardson, accompaniment; Sebastian Meadows-Helmer, violin; Robert Richardson, conductor. Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905- 731-8318. Freewill offering. In support of Hill House Hospice. Tuesday April 18 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Fête. Staged vignettes of art song based on Verlaine: Fêtes galantes. Collectìf. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Joel Vanderzee. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:00: Don Mills Collegiate. Jazz Night at Lula. Traditional and contemporary jazz. Music department from Don Mills Collegiate. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Bellissimo Academy for Music. Dang Thai Son Piano Recital. Schubert: Allegretto in C Minor D916; 12 German Dances D790; 6 Impromptus D899; Chopin: Prelude in C-sharp Minor Op.45; 3 Mazurkas; Scherzo No.2; Liszt: Réminiscences de Norma. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Laila Biali. In Concert. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800. . ●●8:00: Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano production. Century Song. A multimedia journey featuring projections, movement and song. Works by Rachmaninoff, Messaien, Cage, Aperghis and R. Jacobs. Neema Bickersteth, soprano; Gregory Oh, piano; Ben Grossman, percussion and computers. Crow’s Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave. 647- 341-7390. PWYC-. Also Apr 19, 20, 21, 22, 24(1:30), 25, 26, 27, 28, 29(2:00). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Music from The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Carousel, Oklahoma!, The King and I, and other works. Chilina Kennedy, vocalist; Ryan Silverman, vocalist; Amabile Choirs of London, Canada; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 7. Also Apr 19(2:00 & 8:00). Wednesday April 19 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Manuel Piazza. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Music from The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Carousel, Oklahoma!, The King and I, and other works. Chilina Kennedy, vocalist; Ryan Silverman, vocalist; Amabile Choirs of London, Canada; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50- .75. Also Apr 18, 19(8:00). 42 | April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

●●7:00: Lorne Park Baptist Church. Rachel Mahon Organ Concert. 1500 Indian Rd., Mississauga. 905-278-7833. Freewill offering. 5:45: community dinner (call to reserve). In support of The Compass storefront ministry. ●●7:30: Axios Men’s Ensemble. Resurrection: Music from the Ukrainian Sacred Choral Tradition. Sembrat: Resurrectional Divine Liturgy; other works by Bortniansky, Vedel and Hurko. Pro Coro Canada; Boyan Ensemble of Kyiv (Revutsky Academic Male Capella); Chorus of the Armed Forces of Ukraine; Homin Municipal Choir of Lviv; Vydubychi Church Choir of Kyiv; Michael Zaugg, conductor. St. Paul’s Bloor Street, 227 Bloor St. E. 780-906-1549. . ●●7:30: Cathedral Church of St. James. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.2 “Resurrection.” Transcribed for organ and performed by David Briggs. Choir of St. James Cathedral; Robert Busiakiewicz, conductor; Julia Morson, soprano; Christina Stelmacovich, mezzo. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x245. -; 0(includes post-concert reception). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Laila Biali. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. ●●8:00: Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano production. Century Song. See Apr 18. Also Apr 20, 21, 22, 24(1:30), 25, 26, 27, 28, 29(2:00). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage: Monsieur Periné and Patricia Cano. South American music. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Music from The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Carousel, Oklahoma!, The King and I, and other works. Chilina Kennedy, vocalist; Ryan Silverman, vocalist; Amabile Choirs of London, Ontario; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 7. Also Apr 18(8:00), 19(2:00). Thursday April 20 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Northwest Voyage. Métis Fiddler Quartet. 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. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Louis Riel. LOUIS RIEL SOMERS APR 20 – MAY 13 coc.ca Somers. Russell Braun, baritone; and others; Peter Hinton, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. -5; $22(under 30). In English, French and Cree. Also Apr 23(2:00), 26, 29(4:30), May 2, 5, 13. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What Makes It Great?®: An American in Paris. Gershwin: An American in Paris. Rob Kapilow, conductor and host. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-598-3375. .75-.75. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra: Special Concert. Rossini: Overture to La gazza Ladra; Wladigeroff: Violin Concerto Op.11 in F Minor; Bischof: Concerto for flutes Op.11 No.1; Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien Op.45. Mario Hossen, violin; Luisa Sello, flutes; 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: Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano production. Century Song. See Apr 18. Also Apr 21, 22, 24(1:30), 25, 26, 27, 28, 29(2:00). Friday April 21 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Bach: Italian Concerto; Beethoven: Sonata Op.110; Liszt: Rigoletto Paraphrase. David Potvin, 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. ●●7:00: Remenyi House of Music. Amiran Zenaishvili plays Brahms. Brahms: Two Rhapsodies Op.79; Romance in F Op.118 No.5; Piano Sonata No.3 in F Minor Op.5. Amiran Zenaishvili, piano. Remenyi House of Music, Music Room, 210 Bloor St. W. 416-727-6526. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. Hanatsu miroir. Works by Canadian, Brazilian, French and Italian composers. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961- 6601 x202. ; (arts worker). ●●7:30: Heliconian Club. All That Jazz. Gershwin: Three Preludes; Nimmons; Images entre nous; Kye Marshall: Themantics; Ellington: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore; Weill: It Never Was You. Evelina Soulis, piano; Rita Greer, clarinet; Louise Morley, piano; Velma Ko, violin; Dorothy DeVal, piano; Ruth Kazdan, piano; Janet Catherine Dea, soprano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922- 3618. ; free(child). Includes post-concert refreshments. ●●7:30: Korean Canadian Chamber Concerts. Spring Is in the Air. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet. Cecilia Kang, clarinet; Korean Canadian Chamber Concerts String Quartet. St. George Anglican Church, 5350 Yonge St. 416-737-0521. ; (st). ●●7:30: Oakville Choral Society. The Canadian Maple. Bowser (world premiere). Anne Marie Leonard, accompanist. Clearview Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905-302-9017. /(adv); (st); free(under 13). Also Apr 22(mat). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Flute: Camille Watts and Shelley Brown. Works by Shields, Staniland, Takemitsu, Saariaho, Hindemith and others. Guests: Erin Cooper Gay, Aaron Schwebel, Keith Hamm and Britt Riley. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE FORK IN THE ROAD Fri. April 21 st , 2017 8pm www.ifuriosi.com ●●8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. Fork in the Road. Works by Senaillé, Tartini, Bourgeois and others. Guests: Debra Nagy, oboe; Lucas Harris, lute/theorbo. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-923-9030. ; (sr/st). Wheelchair accessible. ●●8:00: Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano production. Century Song. See Apr 18. Also Apr 22, 24(1:30), 25, 26, 27, 28, 29(2:00). ●●8:00: Small World Music Centre. Andrew McPherson Sings Bardo. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). ●●8:00: Toronto Winds. Song and Dance. Wallace: Diversions; d’Indy: Song and Dances Op.50; Piazzolla: Libertango; Levy: Grand Russian Fantasia; Cable: Point Pelee; Spittal: Consort for Ten Winds. Aaron Hodgson, trumpet; Dylan Rook Maddix, conductor. Hart House, Debates Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 647-468- 5075. ; (sr/st). Saturday April 22 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Family Concert Series: Dan Zanes. Guest: Claudia Eliaza, vocals, guitar, flute, percussion. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●2:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. “A Few Good Men” in Concert. Guests: Mississauga Festival Choirs Youth Choir, Resonance (Bob Anderson, conductor); Boys in B from Cawthra Park. First United Church (Port Credit), 151 Lakeshore Rd W., Mississauga. 905-337- 7104. ; (sr); (child). ●●2:00: Oakville Choral Society. The Canadian Maple. Bowser (world premiere). Anne Marie Leonard, accompanist. Clearview Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905-302-9017. /(adv); (st); free(under 13). Also Apr 21(eve). ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters of the German Kind. Works by Telemann, Zelenka thewholenote.com April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 | 43

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