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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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●●7:30: Guelph Chamber Choir. Bach’s St. John Passion. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Jennifer Enns-Modolo, alto; James McLean, tenor (Evangelist); Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone (Jesus); Gordon Burnett, baritone (Pilate, Peter); Orchestra Viva; Gerald Neufeld, conductor. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. ; (st/under 31); (under 15/eyeGO). Sung in English. On period instruments. Infants not admitted. 6:30: pre-concert talk with John Buttars. ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Viva Voce! Choral Series: Finale. Vivaldi: Magnificat; other works. Brock University Choirs, Brock Music Alumni. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515- 0722. ; (sr/st); (eyeGo). ●●7:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Shadows and Light: University of Waterloo Choir. Gamon: Elements; Cohen: Hallelujah; Emory: Goodnight; Esenvalds: Only in Sleep; Taylor: The Lonesome Road; and other works. Dr. Gerard Yun, conductor. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-885-8220 x24226. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. Screening of Chaplin’s film Modern Times with orchestral score performance. Timothy Brock, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Sunday April 2 ●●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. Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian Church, 208 Mosley St., Wasaga Beach. 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 1 (Collingwood); 8 (Creemore). ●●2:00: University of Waterloo Department of Music. UW Jazz Ensemble. Works by Hefti, Zawinel, McGrath and others. Michael Wood, director. Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519- 885-8220 x24226. ; (sr/st). Reception to follow. ●●3:00: Elora Festival Singers. Bach Motets. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Fergus), 760 St. David St. N., Fergus. 519-846-0331. ; (st); (child). ●●3:30: Hamilton Cello Extravaganza. Cello Extravanganza IV. Treasa Levasseur, host; VC2. First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton. 905-399- 5125. . ●●4:00: Oriana Singers of Northumberland. Requiem and Rebirth. Rutter: Requiem; and other choral works. Guests: La Movida Chamber Choir of Toronto. St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 131 Walton St., Port Hope. 613-392- 7423. ; $22(sr/adv); (st). ●●7:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Instrumental Chamber Ensembles. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Works by Beethoven, Dvořák and others. Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-8220 x24226. Free. Reception to follow. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Shostakovich Quartets 1. Shostakovich: Quartets Nos. 1-3. Lafayette String Quartet. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Monday April 3 ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Contemporary Music Studio. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. Tuesday April 4 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Piano and guitar students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3817. Free. ●●6:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Electroacoustic Music Compositions Concert. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. University Wind Ensemble: Music for the Soul. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905- 688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (under 15/eyeGo); free(current MIWSFPA students). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Shostakovich Quartets 2. Shostakovich: Quartets Nos. 4-6. Lafayette String Quartet. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Wednesday April 5 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Daniel Johnston and Music Students from Bear Creek Secondary School. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705- 726-1181. ; free(st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Shostakovich Quartets 3. Shostakovich: Quartets Nos. 7-9. Lafayette String Quartet. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Stravinsky and Beethoven: Baroque. J.S. Bach: Chorale Nos.253, 254, 255 and 256; Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Vivaldi: La Follia; Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 3rd mvt. “Heiliger Dankgesang”. Bénédicte Lauzière, curator/leader/violin; Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. . Also Apr 7(Guelph), 8(Cambridge). Friday April 7 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Music in the Hallway. Jazz standards and old favourites, as well as classical chamber music. Music Ed, student jazz and chamber ensembles. Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chamber (hallway outside), MacKenzie Chown Complex Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3817. Free. ●●3:00: Stratford Concert Band. A Trip Across Canada! Celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. Ali Matthews, singer/songwriter. Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. 519-301-2516. ; (st). ●●7:30: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. Jon Kimura Parker, Piano. Beethoven: Appassionata; Hirtz: Bernard Herrmann Fantasy; Fantasy on The Wizard of Oz; Louie: Scenes from a Jade Terrace; Ravel: Jeux d’eau. St. Mark’s Anglican Church (Niagara-on-the- Lake), 41 Byron St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. 289-868-9177. -. ●●8:00: Craig Cardiff Presents. Live at Revival House with Craig Cardiff. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. 519- 273-3424. .99(dinner/concert); (concert only). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Shostakovich Quartets 4. Shostakovich: Quartets Nos. 10-13. Lafayette String Quartet. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Stravinsky and Beethoven: Baroque. J.S. Bach: Chorale Nos.253, 254, 255 and 256; Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Vivaldi: La Follia; Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 3rd mvt. “Heiliger Dankgesang.” Bénédicte Lauzière, curator/leader/violin; Daniel Bartholomew- Poyser, conductor. Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. . Also Apr 5(Waterloo), 8(Cambridge). Saturday April 8 ●●10:00am and 11:00am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Voyage of Mendelssohn Mouse. Music from different European countries. KWS String Quartet. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). 9:00: Pre-concert activities. Post-concert meet the performers. Also 11:00; Apr 22(Elmira); 29(Waterloo Museum, Kitchener). ●●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. Creemore Canadian Legion, 27 Wellington St. W., Creemore. 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 1 (Collingwood); 2 (Wasaga Beach). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Dig It! Current: A Young Person’s Guide to New Music; Burry: Carnival of the Dinosaurs. Dean Burry, narrator; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (st); (child); (eyeGO). Also Apr 9. ●●7:30: Barrie Concerts. Hamilton Children’s Choir. Zimfira Poloz, conductor. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free (with purchase of 2017/18 subscription). ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. 2016- 2017 Concert Series: Steel City Rovers. Celtibilly (Celtic and North American fusion). Ryan McKenna, baritone; Joel McKenna, vocals, guitar; Mark Fletcher, wind, strings, keys, Scottish small pipes; Dave Neigh, fiddle; Dave Gould, percussion. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-319-5847. /(adv). ●●7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus Overture; Mozetich: The Passion of Angels; Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Erica Goodman, harp; Angela Schwarzkopf, harp; Gemma New, conductor; guest: Hamilton Children’s Choir. Hamilton Place, 10 MacNab St. S., Hamilton. 905-526-7756. -. 6:30: Pre-concert talk. ●●7:30: Stratford Symphony Orchestra. Stories of the Woods. Dvořák: Symphony No. 6 in D; and other works. Matisse and Aled Blundell, trumpets; Jennifer Bywaters, horn. Knox Presbyterian Church (Stratford), 142 Ontario St., Stratford. 519-271-0990. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Shostakovich Quartets 5. Shostakovich: Quartets Nos. 14, 15. Lafayette String Quartet. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Stravinsky and Beethoven: Baroque. J.S. Bach: Chorale Nos.253, 254, 255 and 256; Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Vivaldi: La Follia; Beethoven: String Quartet No.15, 3rd mvt. “Heiliger Dankgesang.” Bénédicte Lauzière, curator, leader, violin; Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor. Central Presbyterian Church (Cambridge), 7 Queens Sq., Cambridge. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. . Also Apr 5(Waterloo), 7(Guelph). Sunday April 9 ●●2:00: Mannheim Virtuosi. Winter Concert Series: Spring Jubilee with Mannheim Virtuosi. Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. 519-273-3424. . Brunch reservations can be made by contacting Revival House. Proceeds support United Way Perth-Huron. ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Dig It! Current: A Young Person’s Guide to New Music; Burry: Carnival of the Dinosaurs. Dean Burry, narrator; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (st); (child); (eyeGO). Also Apr 8. 50 | April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

●●3:00: Les Amis. In Concert. Works by Schulhoff, Oesterle, Pepa and Dvořák. Lynn Kuo, violin; Winona Zelenka, cello; Rachael Kerr, piano. St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Cobourg), 240 College St., Cobourg. 905- 372-2210. /(adv); /(st/adv). Wednesday April 12 ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Dave Stewart and His Eastview Secondary Choral Students. Grace United Church (Barrie), 350 Grove St. E., Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. 3:30: tea and cookies . ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Guitar Recital. Pujol: Preludio Triston; Candombe en mi; Rodrigo: Junto al generalife; En los trigales; Maza: Campanas del alba; Domeniconi: Variations on an Anatolian folksong; Beauvais: Appalachian Colours; Kavanagh: Briny Ocean; Merlin: Suite del Recuerdo. Emma Rush, guitar. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). Thursday April 13 ●●7:30: Stratford Symphony Orchestra. Celebrating 150 Years. Ridout: Fall Fair; works by Cable and other composers. Trent Severn, folk trio (Emm Gryner, Dayna Manning, Lindsay Schindler). Knox Presbyterian Church (Stratford), 142 Ontario St., Stratford. 519- 271-0990. ; (st). Friday April 14 ●●7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Beethoven: Missa Solemnis. Leslie Fagan, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Owen McCausland, tenor; Geoffrey Sirett, baritone; Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony; Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-1570. -; (st and under 30); (child/high school st). Saturday April 15 ●●2:30 and 7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Too Hot to Handel! The Gospel Messiah. Sharon Riley and the Faith Chorale Gospel Choir; Laura Secord Secondary School Concert Choir; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (st); (child); (eyeGO). Sunday April 16 ●●2:00: Chamber Music Hamilton. Quatuor Danel. Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No.1; Borodin: Nocturne from String Quartet No.2; Weinberg: Notturno from String Quartet No.7; Weinberg: Scherzo from String Quartet No.5; Tishchenko: String Quartet No.1 Op.8. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton. 905-525-7429. ; (sr); (st). ●●4:30: Music at St. Thomas’s. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of St. Thomas’s Organ Installation. Francine Nguyen-Savaria and Matthieu Latreille, organ. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Belleville), 201 Church St., Belleville. 613-962-3636. PWYC. Wednesday April 19 ●●12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrew’s. Lenard Whiting, organ and Michael Barth, trumpet. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●7:30: Plumbing Factory Brass Band. 19th- Century Brass Band Music in Honour of the Sesquicentennial. Rossini: La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie); mid-19th-century Canadian works (Ontario Quick March, The Burlington Polka, The Regimental March of the 13th Battalion of Canadian Volunteers and others); and other works. Henry Meredith, conductor. Byron United Church, 420 Boler Rd., London. 519-471-1250 or 519-659-3600. /(adv); (st)/(adv). Refreshments and conversation follow. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Chamber Music Recital. Short pieces by Handel, Carovillano, Abreu, Mancini, Mozart, Moszkovski, Vaughan Williams, Constant, Fauré, Gouvy and S. Cohen. Acclarion (David Carovillano, accordion; Becky Carovillano, clarinet). KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Friday April 21 Presented by Bobcaygeon Music Council Ensemble Vivant APRIL 21 TRINITY UNITED CHURCH Bobcaygeon, Ontario ●●7:30: Bobcaygeon Music Council. Ensemble Vivant. Jazz-infused styles from Latin to ragtime to the Great American Songbook. Trinity United Church (Bobcaygeon), 42 William St., Bobcaygeon. 705-731-7497. Free. ●●8:00: Jeffery Concerts. New Orford String Quartet. Beethoven: Quartet in D Op.18 No.3; Quartet in A Op.18 No.5; Quartet in F Op.135. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-672-8800. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. Riho Esko Maimets: new commission; Brahms: Symphony No.3 in F; Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B Minor. Johannes Moser, cello; Edwin Outwater, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. - . Also Apr 22. Saturday April 22 ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Voyage of Mendelssohn Mouse. Music from different European countries. KWS String Quartet. Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder St. S., Elmira. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). 9:30: Preconcert activities. Post-concert meet the performers. Also Apr 8(Conrad Centre, Kitchener); 29(Waterloo Museum, Kitchener). ●●2:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Youth Orchestra Concert 2. Five KWS Youth Orchestra ensembles. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). ●●7:00: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Children’s Choir Spring Sing. Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir; Andrea deBoer-Jones, conductor. Knox Presbyterian Church (Waterloo), 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo. 519-578- 6885. . ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. Riho Esko Maimets: new commission; Brahms: Symphony No.3 in F; Dvořák: Cello Concerto in b. Johannes Moser, cello; Edwin Outwater, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. - . Also Apr 21. Sunday April 23 ●●2:00: Melissa-Marie Shriner. Streisand and Garland: A Cabaret Afternoon. Melissa- Marie Shriner, vocals; Stu Harrison, piano; Ross MacIntyre, upright bass. Mahtay Café, 241 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-941-6916. /(adv). ●●2:30: Georgian Music. Cecilia String Quartet and Leopoldo Erice, piano. Schubert: String Quartet No.14 “Death and the Maiden”; Franck: Piano Quintet. Grace United Church (Barrie), 350 Grove St. E., Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free (with purchase of 2017/18 subscription). Wednesday April 26 ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts: Jennifer “From the heart, let it return to the heart!” – Beethoven Rodriguez, flute. Accompanist TBA. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener), 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 226-647-1290. Free. Low-cost lunch available from 11:30am. ●●8:00: Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. Trans-Canada Highwaymen. Hit songs, road stories, jokes, secrets and surprises. Moe Berg, Chris Murphy, Craig Northey and Steven Page. 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford. 519-758-8090 or 1-800-265-0710. ; (uGO); (eyeGO). Friday April 28 ●●6:00: INNERchamber Concerts. For the Love of Mozart. Factory 163, 163 King St., Stratford. 519-271-5140. ; (st). Saturday April 29 ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Voyage of Mendelssohn Mouse. Music from different European countries. KWS String Quartet. Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745- 4717. ; (child). 9:30: Pre-concert activities. Post-concert meet the performers. Also Apr 8(Conrad Centre, Kitchener); 22(Elmira). ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Viva Voce! Choral Series: Avanti Chamber Singers – Choral Flora. Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 278 Parnell Ave., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3817. ; (sr/ st); (eyeGo). discount on adv. tickets at Thorold Music, Booksmart or from members of Avanti Chamber Singers (not applicable to eyeGo). ●●7:30: Musikay Choir. Messiah. Kira Braun, soprano; Madison Arsenault, alto; Michael P. Grand Philharmonic Choir presents: Beethoven thewholenote.com April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 | 51

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