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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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and Fasch. Conservatory Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0209. . Introductions by the performers. Also Apr 28(11am, Heliconian Hall). ●●3:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Mulligan’s Toy Shop. By Elizabeth Raum. Junior Divisions of the CCOC; Lynn Janes, conductor; Gergely Szokolay, piano; Dean Burry, stage director. First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-366-0467. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●7:00: Toronto Chapter of American Harp Society. Duo Scorpio. Andres: Le jardin des paos; Akiiho: Two Bridges; Dietz: Rival of Mars; Muhly: Fast Dances; Andres: Parvis- Parvis, Bernard Andres. Kati Andrews and Kristi Shade, harps. Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson Ave. 416-660-7146. ; (st). ●●7:30: Aga Khan Museum. Mohan Veena with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. From . O Canada! A Choral Landscape Come hear the landscape sing… Saturday, April 22, 7:30 pm Grace Church on- the-Hill www.annexsingers.com ●●7:30: Annex Singers. O Canada! A Choral Landscape. Works by Willan, Emery, Daley, Dett and Chatman; folk melodies from French Canada, Alberta and the Maritimes; songs A. Concerts in the GTA from the First Nations. Maria Case, director; guests: fiddle trio Ariko. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-968-7747. ; (sr); (under 30); free(under 13). ●●7:30: Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir. Sing Sea to Sea, Celebrating Canada. Classical, folk and Celtic music. Log Driver’s Waltz; Cohen: Hallelujah; Cable: Sing Sea to Sea; Hauntings; Lindsay and Quarrington: four new works. Kate Carver, piano; Anne Lindsay, fiddle; Tony Quarrington, guitar; Matthew Coons, organ; Jordan O’Connor, bass; Stuart Laughton, trumpet; Kelly Galbraith, conductor. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-655-7335. . ●●7:30: Islington United Church. Don Banks Music Awards Finalists Competition Concert. Young performers competing in strings, winds, voice and piano. 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-239-1131. Free with food bank donation. ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Medea. Music by Marc- Antoine Charpentier, libretto by Thomas Corneille. Peggy Kriha Dye, soprano (Medea); Colin Ainsworth, tenor (Jason); and others; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. -4. Opens Apr 22, 7:30pm. Also Apr 23(3:00pm), Apr 25, 26, 28, 29(4:30pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Orfeo ed Eurydice. Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck, libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi. In concert with piano accompaniment. Kellie Masalas, soprano (Orfeo); Antonina Ermolenko, soprano (Eurydice); Sharon Tikiryan, soprano (Amor); Stephanie Ferracane, stage director; William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart and Mendelssohn. C. Labadie: Entwined: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th (TSO premiere); Rossini: Overture to L’italiana in Algeri; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 K503; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 “Italian.” Luca Buratto, piano; Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also Apr 23(3:00). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Annual Fundraising Concert and Silent Auction. Dvořák: Symphony No.9 in E Minor Op.95 “From the New World”; Cello Concerto in B Minor Op.104. Aare Tammesalu, cello; Norman Reintamm, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. ; (adv). 7:15: Preconcert talk. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. What Is Freedom? (Resistance Is Fertile!). Spoken word with composed and improvised new music. Bill Gilliam Art Ensemble. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Healey Willan Singers. Spring Romance. Music of love and new beginning. Brahms: Four Songs for women’s choir; Hamilton: Prayer of a Woman (Canadian premiere). Karen Koh, harp; Ariana Douglas and Brian Taylor, French horn; John Stephenson, piano; Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor. St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/ st). ●●8:00: Music Gallery/88 Days of Fortune. Cosmic Soul: SassyBlack + Obuxum + M.I. Blue. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204- 1080. /(adv); (st/members). ●●8:00: Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano production. Century Song. See Apr 18. Also Apr 24(1:30), 25, 26, 27, 28, 29(2:00). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Wayne Shorter Quartet. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . 7:15: Pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Scaramella. Diversions: Great and Small. Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Rossini: Duetto; Hummel: Quintet Op.87; and other works. Andrea Botticelli, fortepiano; Elizabeth Loewen Andrews, classical violin; Matthew Antal, classical viola; Joel Tangjerd, classical cello; Joëlle Morton, contrabasso. Victoria College Chapel, 73 Queen’s Park Cr. E. 416- 760-8610. -. ●●8:10: G. Murray Presents. Baroque to Blues #4. Songs by G. Murray. Gordon Murray, voice and piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Concert finishes at about 9:10. Sunday April 23 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles: New Orford String Quartet with Adrian Fung, cello. Interactive concert for young people age 5-11; adults welcome. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . 3:15: Main performance. ●●1:30: Classical Music Conservatory. Benefit Concert for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Classical, jazz, rock and indie. Beth Polese and Sonya Harper Nyby, sopranos; Hannah Bussiere, vocals, guitar, violin; Mado Christie, piano; Brandon Wall, jazz guitar; Classical Music Conservatory rock band students. Roncesvalles United Church, 214 Wright Ave. 416-537-5995. PWYC, /(child) suggested. 100% of proceeds go to Princess Margaret. Families and children welcome. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Louis Riel. See Apr 20. Also Apr 26, 29(4:30), May 2, 5, 13. ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Colleen Allen Trio. Colleen Allen, saxophone, clarinet, flute; Alex Samaras, vocals; Mike Downes, bass; Adrean Farrugia, piano. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. 416-822-0613. . Also Apr 24 (eve, Music Gallery). ●●2:00: Clarington Concert Band. Silver Anniversary Concert. Works by Howard Cable, Gordon Lightfoot, and others. Danny Bronson, singer and songwriter; Louie Madrid Calleja, guest conductor. Bowmanville High School Auditorium, 49 Liberty St. N., Bowmanville. 416-566-0398. ; (st). ●●2:30: Live@West Plains! Early Morning Rain Concert. Music by Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen and others. Nicole Coward, singersongwriter. Guest: David Henman. West Plains United Church, 549 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. 905-529-4871. (includes refreshments). Wheelchair-accessible. ●●3:00: Gallery 345. Peter Stoll and Friends: New Sounds from an Ancient Land. Peter Stoll, Sahar Azar, Anoush Taba’i, Bahar Tavasoli, clarinets; Asal Iranmehr and Saman Shahi, pianos; and others. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●3:00: Opera Atelier. Medea. See Apr 22. Also Apr 25, 26, 28, 29(4:30pm). ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Glick’s Suites Hébraïques. All six suites performed together for the first time. Live CD recording. Susan Hoeppner, flute; James Campbell, clarinet; Wallace Halladay, saxophone; Elissa Lee, violin; Barry Shiffman, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Cameron Crozman, cello; Angela Park, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 699-4949. ; (st). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart and Mendelssohn. Rossini: Overture to L’italiana in Algeri; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 K503; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 “Italian.” Luca Buratto, piano; Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50-.75. Also Apr 22(7:30). ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. New Orford String Quartet with Adrian Fung, cello. Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor Op.51 No.2; Hétu: Scherzo for String Quartet Op.54; Schubert: String Quintet in C Major D956. Walter 44 | April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (under 30). 1:15: Music and Truffles family concert. ●●4:00: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Kelly Jefferson Quartet. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233-1125. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Ian Sadler. 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. Piano Bravura The New Generation Sunday April 23, 4:00 pm www.holytrinitytoronto.org ●●4:00: Church of the Holy Trinity/Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto. Piano Bravura: The New Generation. Sheng Cai, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521. /(adv); /(st/adv). ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. The Best of Friends. Choral Evensong; readings from Shakespeare, Brontë, L.M. Montgomery and Longfellow; and other works. St. Olave’s Arts Guild; Hannah Corbett, violin. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Free; donations welcomed. St. George’s Tea follows. Religious service. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Amanda Tosoff Quartet. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:00: Thanks to Dr. Suzuki Concert Performances. Gala Concert. Celebrating the life and teachings of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. Suzuki repertoire and chamber music. Senior violin, viola, cello, flute and piano students from Suzuki schools across the GTA. Plast Concert Hall, 516 The Kingsway, Etobicoke. 647-637- 1530. (family); ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Koichi Inoue. Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series. Anna Kuk, violin; Renee Huynh Barabash and Jarred Dunn, piano. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-450-9220. PWYC. Monday April 24 ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Imre Oláh. 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●1:30: Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano production. Century Song. See Apr 18. Also Apr 25, 26, 27, 28, (all at 8:00), 29(2:00). ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Canadian Light Classics. Herriott: Newfie Bullet (world premiere); Raum: Halifax Harbour; McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan (Toccata for Orchestra); Hales: Theme from The Beachcombers. Kevin Mallon, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (under 30). Sunday 23rd April at 4 p.m. Festive Evensong for St. George plus St. George’s Tea and at 5: THE BEST OF FRIENDS St. Olave’s Arts Guild with drama, poetry and comedy from Shakespeare, Bronté, L.M. Montgomery and Longfellow; a tribute to Vera Lynn at 100; a dramatic reading of What is a friend? and some glorious violin solos played by Hannah Corbett St. Olave’s Church Bloor and Windermere 416-769-5686 stolaves.ca ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. Colleen Allen Trio. Colleen Allen, saxophones, clarinet, flute; Alex Samaras, vocals; Mike Downes, bass; Adrean Farrugia, piano. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-822-0613. . Also Apr 23 (mat, St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Felix Galimir Chamber Music Award Concert. Featuring this year’s winning ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. PWYC. Proceeds to Felix Galimir Chamber Music Award Fund. Tuesday April 25 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: A Woman’s Life and Love. Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben; and other works. Lauren Eberwein, mezzo; Danika Lorèn, soprano. 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: Lyndsay Promane, Mezzo. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●6:00: Music Gallery/RPM. What Sovereignty Sounds Like: Towards A New Music In Indigenous Tkaronto. Jeremy Dutcher; Ziibiwan. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204- 1080. Free. ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Medea. See Apr 22. Also Apr 26, 28, 29(4:30pm). ●●8:00: Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano production. Century Song. See Apr 18. Also Apr 26, 27, 28, 29(2:00). Wednesday April 26 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Early Piano Music of Harry Somers. Somers: First Sonata: Testament of Youth; other works by Sherkin. Adam Sherkin, 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. ●●12:00 noon: TO.U Collective/Music at St. Andrew’s. Piano Recital. Helmut Lachenmann: Variations on a Theme by Schubert; Serynade. Stephanie Chua, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●12:00 noon: York Region Chamber Music. Noon Hour Harp Concert. Emily Belvedere, harp. Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora. 647-995-3818. By donation; suggested. All ages welcome, including babies, toddlers and children. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. Dr. Richard Birney-Smith, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416- 769-5224. Freewill offering. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Thomas Fitches. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●1:30: Serenata Singers. A Sesqui Serenade. Tributes to Canada, Atlantic Canada folk songs, show tunes. Vincent Cheng, conductor; Stan Farrow, piano. Toronto Korean Presbyterian Church, 67 Scarsdale Rd., North York. 416- 699-5798. /(adv). Also Apr 28 (eve). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Louis Riel. See Apr 20. Also Apr 29(4:30), May 2, 5, 13. ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Medea. See Apr 22. Also Apr 28, 29(4:30pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert. Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 “Pathétique.” Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-598-3375. -. ●●8:00: Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano production. Century Song. See Apr 18. Also Apr 27, 28, 29(2:00). ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Chocolate Soldier. Oscar Straus. Jennifer Taverner; Anna Caroline Macdonald; Michael Nyby; Gregory Finney; Austin Larusson; and Eugenia Dementzis; Peter Tiefenbach, conductor; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800- 708-6754. -. Also Apr 28(8:00); 29 and 30(all 3:00). Thursday April 27 ●●9:00am: Royal Conservatory of Music. Aimia Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition Finals. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free. Until 3:00. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Collaborations. Arias and ensembles. Young artists from the COC Ensemble Studio and Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. 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. ●●6:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Vocal Academy Recital. Showcase of skills developed under the tutelage of Dr. Darryl Edwards. Toronto Children’s Chorus Vocal Academy members. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-932-8666 x231. Donations accepted. ●●7:30: Eybler Quartet. Haydn Central + Vanhal. CD release. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-463-2154. ; $22(sr); (st/arts workers). All proceeds to Toronto Heliconian Club. ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Great Artist Music Series. Luca Buratto, piano. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. ; (sr/st). Great Artist Music Series presents Luca Buratto, piano Thurs., April 27, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 thewholenote.com April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 | 45

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