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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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Cassard. Works by Schubert, Liszt, Fauré, Bizet and Pfitzner. Natalie Dessay, soprano; Philippe Cassard, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Wednesday May 3 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Patrick Dewell. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Arabian Nights. Morawetz: Carnival Overture Op.2; Boulez: Le soleil des eaux; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade Op.35. Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Soundstreams Choir 21 (David Fallis, conductor); Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. Thursday May 4 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Schubert Octet. Schubert: Octet in F. Members of the COC Orchestra. 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. ●●12:00 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. Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Music in the Afternoon AIZURI QUARTET violins, CHARLES viola, cello RICHARD-HAMELIN, Thursday, piano April 6, 1.30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 1:30pm Tickets 416-923-7052 Tickets www.wmct.on.ca 416-923-7052 www.wmct.on.ca ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon. Mozart: Fantasy in D Minor K397; Chopin: Four Impromptus, Three Mazurkas; Babadjanian: Elégie; Schumann: Sonata No.1 in F-sharp Minor Op.11. Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Schumann Piano Concerto. Jordan Pal: New Work; Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.54; Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50-.75. A. Concerts in the GTA ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca. See Apr 30. Also May 6, 7(2:00), 9, 11, 12, 14(2:00), 17, 18, 19, 20(4:30). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Aimia Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble. Brian Current, curator. Conservatory Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●8:00: Adam Sherkin, Piano. Write Off the Keyboard. Mozart: Sonata in D K311; Liszt: Années de pèlerinage Book I S160 Nos.1, 2 & 5; Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B Minor Op.20; Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantasie Op.3 Nos.3 & 4; Somers: Sonata No.1 (Testament of Youth); and works by Sherkin. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; (sr); (35 and under). Post-show reception. MOZART MASS IN C MINOR Directed by Ivars Taurins and Elisa Citterio, violin May 4–7 Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre (416) 408-0208 tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart Mass in C Minor. Haydn: Symphony No.98 in B-flat; Mozart: Mass in C Minor. Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Elisa Citterio, violin and director (Haydn); Ivars Taurins, director (Mozart). Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -7. Also May 5, 6, 7(3:30). Friday May 5 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Beethoven: Piano Trio Op.70 No.1 “Ghost”; Arensky: Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor Op.32. Bedford Trio (Jialiang Zhu, piano; Allessia Dissimino, violin; Andrew Ascenzo, cello). 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: Canadian Opera Company. Louis Riel. See Apr 20. Also May 13. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Lohengrin. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner. In concert with piano accompaniment. Jason Lamont, tenor (Lohengrin); Stephanie DeCiantis, soprano (Elsa); Andrew Tees, baritone (Telramund); Kristine Dandavino, mezzo-soprano (Ortrud); Norman Brown, baritone (King Henry); Michael Robert-Broder, baritone (Herald); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●8:00: Array Ensemble. The Hits: Array Percussion Trio. Works by Jo Kondo, Rolf Wallin, Guo Wenjing and Erik Oña. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. Price TBA. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents IV: Harp Society + Stereoscope Duo. 197 John St. 416- 204-1080. ; (st/members). ●●8:00: Room 217 Foundation. Voices That Care. Margaret Atwood, Ben Heppner, Donnell Leahy, Natalie MacMaster, Murray McLauchlan, Albert Schultz. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 905-852-2499 or 1-844- 985-0217. 5. ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Death and the Maiden. Mozart: Salzburg Symphony K137; Tchaikovsky: Meditation from “Souvenir d’un lieu cher”; Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy; Schubert: Death and the Maiden. Elisso Gogibedashvili, violin; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-499-0403. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Small World Music Centre. Monsoon. Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). May 05 8:00: Spectrum Music. Portraits de Georgian Bay. Arrangements of Georgian Bay’s compositions by Spectrum composers. Georgian Bay (Kelly Lefaive, violin/voice; Joelle Westman, guitar/voice); Anna Atkinson, violin/ viola; Lydia Munchinsky, cello; Tim Crouch, flute; Juan Olivares, clarinet/bass clarinet; Chris Pruden, piano. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-937-6180. ; (sr/st/arts). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart Mass in C Minor. See May 4. Also May 6, 7(3:30). Saturday May 6 ●●1:30: Oakville Children’s Choir. The Best of Broadway! Guests: instrumentalists from the Oakville community. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905- 337-7104. ; (sr); (child). Also 4:30. ●●2:30: Bel Canto Singers. Love in Any Language: A Celebration of 150 Years. Michael Gomiega, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, accompanist. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-286-8260. . Also 7:30. IN PEACE & CELEBRATION Toronto Centre for the Arts Sat May 6 3PM torontochildrenschorus.com ●●3:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. In Peace and Celebration. A celebration of artistic director Elise Bradley’s 10th season and Canada’s 150th birthday. Works by Dolloff, Janmohamed, Abu-Khader, Peterson, Raminsh and Sirett. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-932-8666 x231. .50-.50. ●●4:30: Oakville Children’s Choir. The Best of Broadway! Guests: instrumentalists from the Oakville community; OCC Alumni. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (child). Also 1:30. ●●7:00: Creating Space Yoga Studio. Nicholson and Whale. Works by Albeniz, Barrios, Piazzolla and Schubert. Warren Nicholson, guitar; Mark Whale, violin; Whale String Quartet. 594 Chartwell Rd., Oakville. 905-337- 3598. . Limited seating; advance tickets recommended. ●●7:00: Georgetown Choral Society. Canada 150 Eh! A celebration of 150 years of Canadian music in four voices. Gordon Lightfoot: Railroad Trilogy; Stompin’ Tom Connors: Hockey Song; Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah; and other songs. Guest: James Gordon, performer and narration. Georgetown Christian Reformed Church, 11611 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown. 905-877-7795. . ●●7:00: Thomas Gonder presents. Organ Inauguration Concert. Organ Masterworks. Thomas Gonder, organ. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Islington, 3962 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-622-1154. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: Bel Canto Singers. Love in Any Language: A Celebration of 150 Years. Michael Gomiega, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, accompanist. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-286-8260. . Also 2:30. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca. See Apr 30. Also May 7(2:00), 9, 11, 12, 14(2:00), 17, 18, 19, 20(4:30). ●●7:30: Christ Church Centre for the Performing Arts. “I Dreamt a Pink Sea.” Works by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Liszt. Valentin Bogolubov, piano; Ludmila Gontcharova-Bogolubova, vocalist. 254 Sunset Blvd., Stouffville. 905-640-1461. (adv). 48 | April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

O Canada! 150th Celebration! With Eleanor McCain and her Canadian Songbook CD Sat. May 6 416-217-0537 ●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. O Canada! 150th Celebration! Launch of Eleanor McCain’s new CD The Canadian Songbook. Music from The Canadian Songbook; other works by Cable, Daley, Janmohamed, Somers and Healy. Eleanor McCain, soprano; Hussein Janmohamed; Lydia Adams, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-217- 0537. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: High Notes Avante Productions. Gala for Mental Health. Dan Hill, Luba Goy and Friends. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. ; (VIP). ●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Marg and Jim Norquay Celebration Concert. Jordan Scholl, baritone; Lesley Bouza, soprano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. ; (18 and under). ●●7:30: Princeton Entertainment. Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions. Music from 10 generations of Pokemon games. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. .00-6.00. ●●7:30: Toronto Full of Joy Church. Singing Together 22nd Anniversary Concert. Celebration of Canada’s 150th year of cultural diversity. Coro San Marco; Chinese Canadian Choir of Toronto; La Petite Musicale of Toronto; Cantemos; Armonia Choir. Guest: Brenda Chen, piano. 1100 Petrolia Rd. 416-667-0468. . Also April 29. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. In Concert. Kolin Stewart, composer and guitar. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-729- 7564. /$22(adv). ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Chamber Music with Voice. Brahms: Two Songs for Piano, Viola and Voice; Heggie: Some Times of Day for Mezzo and Piano Trio; Theodorakis: A Selection of Greek Songs; John S. Gray: Piano Quartet (world premiere); Schumann: Piano Quartet. Maria Soulis, mezzo; Erika Crinó, piano; Joyce Lai, violin; Ian Clarke, viola; András Weber, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-223-2286. ; (sr); (st). FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD Favourite melodies of yesterday and today coming to life Saturday May 6, 8:00pm themississaugafestivalchoir mfchoir.com ●●8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. From Broadway to Hollywood. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Taking Flight with Music. Brahms: Symphony No.3; Hungarian Rhapsody No.1; Demuynck: Alerion; Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Paganini. Lisa Tahara, piano. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 429-0007. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart Mass in C Minor. See May 4. Also May 7(3:30). Sunday May 7 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Tosca. See Apr 30. Also May 9, 11, 12, 14(2:00), 17, 18, 19, 20(4:30). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Bohemians in Brooklyn. A chamber musical by Tom Allen. Music by Britten, McPhee, Bernstein, Weill, Tom Allen and Paul Bowles. Patricia O’Callaghan and Kevin Fox. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●3:00: Etobicoke Suzuki Music. Strings: The Next Generation. Violin, viola and cello performers ages 3 to 18. Plast Concert Hall, 516 The Kingsway, Etobicoke. 416-239-4637. PWYC. Food bank donations accepted. ●●3:00: Florivox. Be Our Guest. Songs from The Sound of Music, Les Misérables, Wicked, Hamilton and others. Joshua Tamayo, conductor. Guests: Victor Cheng; Alex Furlott; Fraser McEvoy. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. /(adv); (sr/st). ●●3:00: Music at Islington. Impressions of Spring: Songs from the Heart. Art songs by Dowland, Fauré, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, R. Strauss and others. Lyndsay Promane, mezzo; Holly Kroeker, piano. Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-239-1131. PWYC. Food bank donations accepted. ●●3:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Canadiana Spring Concert. Canadian music compositions to celebrate the 150th anniversary A Literal Love Story: The Cabaret Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm Metropolitan United Church, Toronto of Confederation. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416- 536-3160. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Mozart Mass in C Minor. See May 4. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). George Thalben-Ball’s Variations on a Theme by Paganini. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●5:00: Canadian Croatian Choral Society. Fifth Anniversary Concert. Holy Trinity Croatian Catholic Church, 2110 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville. 416-234-9994 or 905-337-8646. . Also Apr 30 (Etobicoke). B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Belleville, Bobcaygeon, Brantford, Cambridge, Cobourg, Collingwood, Creemore, Elmira, Fergus, Guelph, Haliburton, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines, Stratford, Wasaga Beach, Waterloo. Saturday April 1 ●●1:00: Academy Ballet Classique/Slant. River Flow: Confluence of Music, Words, and Dance. Interdisciplinary work celebrating rivers. Bloomfield: River Flow (world premiere). Slant: Marion Samuel-Stevens, soprano; Tilly Kooyman, bass clarinet; Owen Bloomfield, piano; Rae Crossman, speaker; students from Academy Ballet Classique; guests: Mateo Galindo Torres and Clara Isley, dancers; Michele Hopkins, choreographer. Cambridge Centre for the Arts, 60 Dickson St., Cambridge. 519-339-9150. ; (under 13). Cash only at door. Also at 3:30. ●●2:00: Penelope Dale Presents. Sing, Sing, Sing! Don’t Sit under the Apple Tree (with Anyone Else but Me); Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy; Sing, Sing, Sing; Chattanooga Choo Choo; Taking A Chance On Love. Treblemakers Adult Community Choir; Susan Connolly, violin and bass; Quammie Williams, percussion; Richard Maddock, piano; Penelope Dale, soprano. New Life Church, 28 Tracey Ln., Collingwood. 705-352-4595. Freewill offering. Portion of proceeds to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, and to the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Association of Canada. Also Apr 2 (Wasaga Beach); 8 (Creemore). ●●2:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Symphony Orchestra Concert. Works by Copland, Massenet and Beethoven. Christian Golding, piano; Tyrone Paterson, conductor. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. ●●3:30: Academy Ballet Classique/Slant. River Flow: Confluence of Music, Words, and Dance. Interdisciplinary work celebrating rivers. Bloomfield: River Flow (world premiere). Slant: Marion Samuel-Stevens, soprano; Tilly Kooyman, bass clarinet; Owen Bloomfield, piano; Rae Crossman, speaker; students from Academy Ballet Classique; guests: Mateo Galindo Torres and Clara Isley, dancers; Michele Hopkins, choreographer. Cambridge Centre for the Arts, 60 Dickson St., Cambridge. 519-339-9150. ; (under 13). Cash only at door. Also at 1:00. ●●7:00: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Classical Connections. Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir. Guests: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra; Joseph Gaucho, conductor. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St., Waterloo. 519-578-6885. . Songs and duets exploring the more complicated sides of love Jordan Scholl, baritone and Lesley Bouza, soprano ADMISSION & (18 AND UNDER) Tickets: Estore at metunited.org and 416-363-0331 Ext. 26 The Marg and Jim Norquay Celebration Concert thewholenote.com April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 | 49

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