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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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●●8:00: Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano production. Century Song. See Apr 18. Also Apr 28, 29(2:00). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage: Rosanne Cash. Cash/Leventhal: songs from The River and the Thread. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Friday April 28 ●●11:00am: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters of the German Kind. Works by Telemann, Zelenka and Fasch. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964-6337. Prices TBA. Introductions by the performers. Also Apr 22(2:00, Conservatory Theatre). ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Ravel: Sonatine; Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante; Poulenc: Trois Novelettes. Lee Stratton, 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. ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Medea. See Apr 22. Also Apr 29(4:30pm). ●●7:30: Serenata Singers. A Sesqui Serenade. Featuring tributes to Canada, Atlantic Canada folk favourites, show tunes. Serenata Singers; Vincent Cheng, conductor; Stan Farrow, piano. Toronto Korean Presbyterian Church, 67 Scarsdale Rd., North York. 416- 699-5798. /(adv). Also Apr 26 (mat). CELEBRATING BECKWITH Apr. 28, Trinity St.Paul’s Centre www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Celebrating John Beckwith. Beckwith: Calling (premiere); Avowals; Quintet (premiere); Weinzweig: String Quartet No.3; Stravinsky: In Memoriam Dylan Thomas. Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; William Aide, piano; Accordes String Quartet; New Music Concerts Ensemble; Robert Aitken, artistic director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/ arts worker); (st). ●●8:00: Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano production. Century Song. See Apr 18. Also Apr 29(2:00). A. Concerts in the GTA The Montrose Trio & Friends FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 8PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Chamber Music Series: Montrose Trio and Friends. Concert opens with performance by winners of the Glenn Gould School Chamber Competition. Brahms: Piano Trio No.1; Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence; Brahms: Alto Songs. Montrose Trio (Jon Kimura Parker, piano; Martin Beaver, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello); Allyson McHardy, mezzo; Barry Shiffman, viola; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Chocolate Soldier. See Apr 26. Also Apr 29 and 30(all 3:00). Saturday April 29 ●●2:00: Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano production. Century Song. See Apr 18. ●●2:00: Northern Lights Chorus. Girl Power! Guests: The BUZZ. Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416- 250-3708. -/0(VIP); (st); free(under 3). Also 7:30. 5:30: reception for VIP ticket holders. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Hockey Sweater. Roch Carrier, narrator; Christopher Gongos, horn; Abigail Richardson-Schulte, host; Alain Trudel, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. .50-.75. Also at 4:00. ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Chocolate Soldier. See Apr 26. Also Apr 30(3:00). ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Hockey Sweater. Roch Carrier, narrator; Christopher Gongos, horn; Abigail Richardson-Schulte, host; Alain Trudel, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. .50-.75. Also at 2:00. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Louis Riel. See Apr 20. Also May 2, 5, 13. ●●4:30: Opera Atelier. Medea. See Apr 22. ●●7:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Commedia. Selections inspired by the Commedia dell’arte tradition. Members of the Canadian Youth Opera Chorus; Principal Chorus of the CCOC; Teri Dunn, music director; Gergely Szokolay, piano; Alix Sideris, writer and stage director. Jackman Studio, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. E. 416-366-0467. ; (sr/st); (under 6). ●●7:00: Celebrity Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Rozbicki’s Canada 150 Birthday Gala. This Land Is Your Land; Hockey Night in Canada; songs by Céline Dion, Paul Anka, Michael Bublé and others. Viva Trio; Krystian Adam Krzeszowiak; Anna Lasota; Stanislas Vitort; Martina Ortiz-Luis; and others. Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Etobicoke. 416-255-0141. -. Reserved seating event. ●●7:30: Canadian Men’s Chorus. With Glowing Hearts. Tribute to Canadian music including works by Sirett, Daley, Cohen and others. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 519-305-1351. /(adv); (under 30)/(adv). ●●7:30: Duke Ellington Society. Music of Duke Ellington. Humber Faculty Big Band. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-239-2683. . ●●7:30: Jubilee Order of Good Cheer. Concert for Canada. Canadian songs from the past 150 years; audience participation. Jubilee Choir; guest soloists. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846. ; free(youth). ●●7:30: Northern Lights Chorus. Girl Power! Guests: The BUZZ. Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416- 250-3708. -/0(VIP); (st); free(under 3). 5:30: reception for VIP ticket holders. Also 2:00. ●●7:30: Oakham House Choir Society. Canada 150: With Glowing Hearts. Haydn: The Creation (excerpts); Ruth Henderson: Magnificat; Norbert Palej: The Future of the Nation (premiere); and other works. Kyla Cook, soprano and fiddle; Riccardo Iannello, tenor; Justin Welsh, baritone; Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor; Oakham House Choir; Toronto Sinfonietta. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-960-5551. /(adv); (st); free(under 13). ●●7:30: Oleg Samokhin, Piano. In Concert. Bach-Busoni: Chaconne; Schubert: Sonata A Minor Op.42; Beethoven: Sonata A Op.101; Chopin: 4 Impromptus. St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 39 Green Ln., Thornhill. 1-800-838- 3006 or 647-296-6851. -. ●●7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. The Apostles. Elgar: English Passion; The Kingdom (prequel). Meredith Hall, Krisztina Szabó, Brett Polegato, Lawrence Wiliford and others; Etobicoke School of the Arts chamber choir; Stephanie Martin, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416 488-7884. ; (sr); (st). Also Apr 30(mat). ●●7:30: Toronto Full of Joy Church. Singing Together 22nd Anniversary Concert. Celebration of Canada’s 150th year of cultural diversity with choral music. Cro-Arte; Toronto Taiwanese Choir; Joyful Singers; Nayiri Armenian Choir of Toronto; Noor Choir. Guest: Brenda Chen, piano. 1100 Petrolia Rd. 416-667-0468. . Also May 6. ●●7:30: Trio Arkel. Full of Brahms. Brahms: Horn Trio; Piano Quartet. Guests: Neil Deland, French horn; Peter Longworth, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-409- 6824. ; (st). ●●7:30: Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga. Mary Needham Presents. Cabaret Spring Fling on Broadway. Show Music. Yorkminstrels Show Choir. 84 South Service Rd., Mississauga. 905-278-6364. . Refreshments available. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Flute: A Musical Aviary. Works by Novak, Ravel, Messiaen, Dutilleux, Connesson and Donovan. Sibylle Marquardt, flute; Fraser Jackson, bassoons; Paul Pulford, cello; Monique de Margerie, piano; Michael Donovan, baritone. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Carmen. Music by Georges Bizet. Beste Kalender, mezzo (Carmen); Romulo Delgado, tenor (Don José); Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -. ●●8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Masters Series: For the Love of Mozart! Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17; Piano Concerto No.21 “Elvira Madigan;” Haffner Symphony. Jean Desmarais, piano; Maria Sourjko, piano. IOUT Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-721-3399 x2. From ; (youth). 46 | April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music/ Toronto Blues Society. Music Mix: Down in the Delta. Raoul and The Big Time. Guests: Super Chikan; Big Dave McLean; Anthony “Big A” Sherrod; Divine Brown. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Small World Music Centre. Korean Traditional Music Association of Canada. Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536- 5439. /(adv). Sunday April 30 TOSCA PUCCINI APR 30 – MAY 20 coc.ca ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca. Puccini. Adrianne Pieczonka and Keri Alkema, sopranos (Tosca); Paul Curran, director; Keri- Lynn Wilson, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -5; $22(under 30). English Surtitles. Also May 4, 6, 7(2:00), 9, 11, 12, 14(2:00), 17, 18, 19, 20(4:30). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Academy Chamber Orchestra. String students from Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●2:00: Shevchenko Musical Ensemble. Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday. Song, music and dance, reflecting Canada’s Indigenous, French and English peoples and Ensemble’s Ukrainian heritage. Toronto Mandolin Orchestra; Shevchenko Choir Singers; dancers; Alexander Veprinskiy, conductor. St. Michael’s College Centre for the Arts, 1515 Bathurst St. 416-533-2725. ; (st). ●●3:00: Echo Women’s Choir. Spring Concert: We Can’t Keep It Quiet! Chvostek: Firewalker; Leonard Cohen: Sisters of Mercy; Seeger: Oh Had I a Golden Thread (arr. Gasser); and other works. Becca Whitla, piano and conductor; Alan Gasser, conductor; guests: Nancy White and Suzy Wilde, vocals; Annabelle Chvostek, conductor. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-779-5554. /(adv); (sr/child/unwaged). Wheelchair accessible. APRIL 30, 2017 • 3PM ●●3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Messiaenic Revelations. Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time. Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; Jonathan Crow, violin; David Hetherington, cello; Serouj Kradjian, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (under 31); (st). ●●3:00: Musikay Choir. Messiah. Kira Braun, soprano; Madison Arsenault, alto; Michael P. Taylor, tenor; Maciej Bujnowicz, baritone; Stéphane Potvin, conductor. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-825-9740. -. Also Apr 29 (Hamilton). ●●3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. The Apostles. Elgar: English Passion; The Kingdom (prequel). Meredith Hall, Krisztina Szabó, Brett Polegato, Lawrence Wiliford and others; Etobicoke School of the Arts chamber choir; Stephanie Martin, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416 488-7884. ; (sr); (st). Also Apr 29(eve). ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Chocolate Soldier. See Apr 26. ●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. Musical Tribute Fit for Country and Queen! An afternoon of pomp and pageantry to salute Canada’s 150th, the Queen’s 65th and TCS’ 25th. Handel: Coronation Anthems; Elgar: Coronation Ode; Zadok the Priest; Land of Hope and Glory. Beth Hagerman, soprano; Sandra Boyes, mezzo; Steven McClare, tenor; Bruce Kelly, baritone; Talisker Players Orchestra; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-444-7863. . ●●5:00: Canadian Croatian Choral Society. Fifth Anniversary Concert. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-234-9994 or 905-337-8646. . Also May 7 (Oakville). ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. In Concert. Works by Janacek, Schumann and Smetana. Slávka Vernerová-Pěchočová, piano. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416- 481-7294. ; (st). ●●7:00: Church of St. Andrew, Scarborough. Metropolitan Silver Band. Featuring classics, marches, great musicals, religious music, popular selections and contemporary works written and arranged for brass band. 2333 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough. 416- 447-1481. ; (st); (child). Complimentary post-concert refreshments. Monday May 1 ●●7:30: Toronto Masque Theatre. The Ben Jonson Project: The Vision of Delight. Staged reading of Jonson’s The Vision of Delight, reimagined and accompanied by an array of musical styles. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-410-4561. . Tuesday May 2 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Great Wind Octets. Haydn: Octet in F; Beethoven: Rondino in E-flat; Jacob: Divertimento. Members of the COC Orchestra wind section. 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: Jialiang Zhu, Piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Louis Riel. See Apr 20. Also May 5, 13. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Vocal Concert: Natalie Dessay with Philippe ToronTo CLaSSiCaL SinGerS TRIO Marie Berard - Teng Li - Winona Zelenka Presents Guest Artists Neil Deland, French Horn Peter Longworth, Piano Full of Brahms Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Elgar’s Coronation Ode pomp and pageantry aplenty. .. With soloists, The Talisker Players Orchestra Jurgen Petrenko, conductor Saturday, April 29 th , 7:30 PM Trinity St.Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St.W Cidel Asset Management Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4 pm Christ Church Deer Park 1570 Yonge Street, at Heath St. W. www.torontoclassicalsingers.ca Tickets thewholenote.com April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 | 47

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