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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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Taylor, tenor; Maciej Bujnowicz, baritone; Stéphane Potvin, conductor. Canadian Martyrs Church, 38 Emerson St., Hamilton. 905-528- 4632. -. Also Apr 30 (Oakville). Sunday April 30 ●●3:00: Wellington Winds. Wind Symphony Whimsy. Works by Cable, Holst, Reed and Schumann; Purves-Smith: The Seven Deadly Sins for Alto Clarinet and Winds (premiere). Stephen Fox, alto clarinet; Daniel Warren, conductor. Grandview Baptist Church, 250 Old Chicopee Dr., Kitchener. 519-669-1327. ; (sr); free(st). Also May 7(Waterloo). ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. 2016- 2017 Concert Series: Joe Crookston. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519- 319-5847. /(adv). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Piano Recital. Gershwin: Preludes; Rhapsody in Blue; and other works. Eric Himy, piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Wednesday May 3 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Tabitha Johnson and Thomas Torok: Two Pianos. Concertos by Grieg and Mozart. Hi- Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts: Douglas Haas, organ. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener), 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 226-647-1290. Free. Low-cost lunch available from 11:30am. ●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. Phantom of the Opera. 1925 silent film with live, original choral soundtrack featuring works by Gluck, Gounod, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, and Poulenc. Lynne Honsberger, organ. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 1-855-515-0722 Syd Birrell & the 100 Voices of the Requiem Mozart’s &Arias featuring Ellen McAteer - Soprano Daniel Taylor - Counter Tenor Benjamin Butterfield - Tenor Alex Dobson - Baritone Ian Sadler - Organ Sat., May 6 • 7:30 p.m. George Street United Church 534 George St. N., Peterborough peterboroughsingers.com B. Concerts Beyond the GTA or 905-688-5550 x0722. ; (sr); (under 30); (st); (child) (high school). Pre-concert chat at 6:30. Friday May 5 ●●7:00: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Douglas Haas: Celebration Concert. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 226-647- 1290. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Edwin’s Pops: A Night of Music and Comedy. PDQ Bach’s take on Beethoven’s fifth symphony and other musical humour. Measha Brueggergosman, soprano; Stewart Goodyear, piano; Edwin Outwater, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also May 6. Saturday May 6 ●●2:00: King Edward Choir. The Coronation of King Edward VII: A dramatic re-enactment. Works by Gibbons, Bach, Handel and Parry. Floydd Ricketts, conductor; Dan McCoy, accompanist. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-305-6797. ; (st). Also 7:30. ●●7:30: Haliburton Concert Series. Guy and Nadina. Works by Borodin, Beethoven, Buhr, Rossini and Paganini. Guy Few, piano, trumpet; Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon. Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, 5358 County Rd. 21, Haliburton. 705-457- 3272. 3-concert subscription: ; (st). ●●7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Stravinsky and Lara St. John. R. Strauss: Don Juan; Korngold: Violin Concerto; Buhr: Akasha (Sky); Stravinsky: Petrouchka. Lara St. John, violin; Gemma New, conductor. Hamilton Place, 10 MacNab St. S., Hamilton. 905- 526-7756. -. 6:30: Pre-concert talk. ●●7:30: King Edward Choir. The Coronation of King Edward VII: A dramatic re-enactment. Works by Gibbons, Bach, Handel and Parry. Floydd Ricketts, conductor; Dan McCoy, accompanist. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-305-6797. ; (st). Also 2:00. ●●7:30: Peterborough Singers. Mozart’s Requiem and Arias. Ellen McAteer, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Ian Sadler, organ. George Street United Church, 534 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-745- 1820. ; (under 30); (st). ●●7:30: St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral. Three Cathedrals Choral Festival Gala Concert. Works by Willan, Neswick, Greene, Martin and Britten. Cathedral Choirs of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo, NY; St. Paul’s Cathedral, Detroit, MI; St Paul’s Cathedral, London, ON. 472 Richmond St., London. 519-343-3225 x221. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Teo Milea. A New Beginning in Waterloo. Autumn Sky; A New Beginning; Smile; Today/Tomorrow. Terry Lim; flute; Teo Milea, piano. Jazz Room, Huether Hotel, 59 King St N., Waterloo. 647-877-2607. . Also May 13 (Toronto). ●●8:00: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. Quincy Jones Artist Justin Kauflin. Justin Kauflin, piano. Stratus Vineyards, 2059 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the- Lake. 289-868-9177. -. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Chamber Music Recital. With two quartets by Canadian women composers. Franck: Piano Quintet; Agocs: Tantric Variations; Lizée: Isabella Blow at Somerset House. Cecilia Quartet; Leopoldo Erice, piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Edwin’s Pops: A Night of Music and Comedy. PDQ Bach’s take on Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and other musical humour. Measha Brueggergosman, soprano; Stewart Goodyear, piano; Edwin Outwater, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. C. Music Theatre 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also May 5. Sunday May 7 ●●3:00: Wellington Wind Symphony. Wind Symphony Whimsy. Alfred Reed: Othello; William Schuman: New England Triptych; Holst: Second Suite for Military Band; M. Purves- Smith: Seven Deadly Sins for Solo Alto Clarinet and Wind Ensemble. Steven Fox, alto clarinet; Dan Warren, conductor. Knox Presbyterian Church (Waterloo), 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo. 519-669-1327. ; (sr); free(st). Also Apr 30(Kitchener). These music theatre listings contain a wide range of music theatre types including opera, operetta, musicals and other performance genres where music and drama combine. Listings in this section are sorted alphabetically by presenter. ●●Alexander Showcase Theatre. Kiss Me Kate. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 416-324- 1259. , (sr/st). Runs to Apr 8. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Sun(2:00pm). ●●Angelwalk Theatre. Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-901-2299. . Runs to Apr 1. ●●Brampton Music Theatre. The Little Mermaid. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman with Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800. ; (sr/st); $22(ch). Runs to Apr 8. Thu-Sat(7:30pm). ●●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). Apr 22, 3:00pm. ●●Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Commedia. Selections inspired by Commedia dell’arte; Mozart: Marriage of Figaro (excerpts). Members of the Canadian Youth Opera Chorus; Principal Chorus of the CCOC; Teri Dunn, music director; 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). Apr 29, 7:30pm. ●●Canadian Opera Company. Louis Riel. Music by Harry Somers, libretto by Mavor Moore. 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. Opens Apr 20, 7:30pm. Also Apr 23(2:00), 26, 29(4:30), May 2, 5, 13. ●●Canadian Opera Company. Tosca. Music by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. 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. Opens Apr 30, 2:00pm. Also May 4, 6, 7(2:00), 9, 11, 12, 14(2:00), 17, 18, 19, 20(4:30). ●●Canadian Stage. Endings. Created and performed by Tamara Saulwick. Berkeley Street Downstairs Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416-368- 3110. -. Opens Apr 26, 8:15pm. Runs to Apr 30. Wed-Sat(8:15pm), Thurs(1:00pm), Sun(2:15pm). ●●Canadian Stage. The Return. Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Quincy Grant and the Circa Ensemble. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. E. 416-368-3110. and up. Opens May 3, 8:00pm. Runs to May 7. Wed/Thurs/Sat(8:00pm), Fri(7:00pm), Sun(1:00pm). ●●Civic Light Opera Company. Simply Barbra. Steven Brinberg (Barbra). Zion Cultural Centre, 1650 Finch Ave. E. 416-755-1717. . Runs to Apr 9. Days and times vary. Visit civiclightoperacompany.com for details. ●●Curtain Call Players. Legally Blonde: The Musical. Music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 416-703-6181. . Opens Apr 28, 8:00pm. Runs to May 6. Thurs-Sat(8:00pm). Sat/ Sun(2:00pm). Note: May 6(aft only). ●●Drayton Entertainment. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Dunfield Theatre Cambridge, 46 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge. 1-855-372-9866. -. Runs to Apr 2. Days and times vary. Visit draytonentertainment.com for details. ●●Drayton Entertainment. Singin’ in the Rain. Music and lyrics by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd. E., Waterloo. 1-855-372- 9866. -. Runs to Apr 15. Tues/Wed/ Thurs/Sat/Sun(2:00pm), Thurs-Sat(7:30pm). Also Apr 11(7:30pm). ●●Drayton Entertainment. Million Dollar Quartet. Features music of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. Dunfield Theatre Cambridge, 46 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge. 1-855-372-9866. - . Opens April 11, 2:00pm. Runs to May 7. Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat/Sun(2:00pm), Thurs- Sat(7:30pm). Also Apr 12, 7:30pm. Note: no show Apr 16. ●●Grand Theatre. Colours in the Storm. Music, lyrics and book by Jim Betts. Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St, London. 519- 672-8800. .95-.50. Opens Apr 18, 7:30pm. Runs to May 6. Tues-Thurs(7:30pm), Fri/Sat(8:00pm), Sat/Sun(2:00pm). Also May 3(1:00pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Mary Poppins. Music and lyrics by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, book by Julian Fellowes, 52 | April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

Presented by: based on the books and the film. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 1-888- 324-6282. .99-.99. Runs to Apr 30. Fri-Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm). Sun(12:00pm, 4:00pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Little Shop of Horrors. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics and book by Howard Ashman. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 1-888- 324-6282. .99-.99. Runs to May 14. Fri-Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm). Sun(4:00pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Sister Act. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with Douglas Carter Beane. Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. 1-888-324-6282. .99. Runs to Apr 9. Fri-Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm). Sun(12:00pm, 4:00pm). ●●Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Carmen. Music by Georges Bizet, libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. Apr 29, 8:00pm. ●●Mirvish. The Book of Mormon. Music, lyrics and book by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St.W. 416-872-1212. -0. Runs to Apr 16. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Sat(2:00pm), Sun(1:30pm, 7:30pm). ●●Mirvish. Mrs. Henderson Presents. Music by George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain, lyrics by Don Black, book by Terry Johnson, based on the film. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 416-872-1212. -5. Runs to Apr 23. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Wed/Sat/ Sun(2:00pm). ●●Mirvish. Strictly Ballroom, the Musical. Created by Baz Luhrmann. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. 416-872-1212. - 9. Opens Apr 26, 8:00pm. Runs to June 25. Wed-Sat(8:00pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(2:00pm). ●●National Ballet of Canada. Genus and The Concert. Music by Joby Talbot, Deru, and by Frédéric Chopin, orchestrated by Clare Grundman. Wayne McGregor, choreographer and Jerome Robbins, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. -5. Runs to Apr 2. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/ Sun(2:00pm). ●●Nightwood Theatre. Century Song. Created by Neema Bickersteth, Kate Alton and Ross Manson. Neema Bickersteth, performer. This exquisitely unique show features music by some of the past 100 years’ most adventurous composers, as well as projections by Germany’s fettFilm – extraordinary visuals that bring alive major art movements of the 20th century. Guloien Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave. 647-341-7390. . Opens Apr 19, 8:00pm. Runs to Apr 29. Tues-Sat(8:00pm). Also Apr 24(1:30pm). Note: Apr 29 at 2:00pm. ●●Onstage Uxbridge. Little Shop of Horrors. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics and book by Howard Ashman. Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S., Uxbridge. Onstageuxbridge. com. . Runs to April 8. Thurs-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2:00pm). Note: Apr 8(aft only). ●●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). ●●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. . Apr 22, 7:30pm. ●●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. . May 5, 7:30pm. ●●Scarborough Music Theatre. Man of La Mancha. Music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, book by Dale Wasserman. Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-267-9292. ; (sr/ st); (ch). Opens May 4, 8:00pm. Runs to May 20. Thurs-Sat(8:00pm), Sun(2:00pm). Note: May 20 show at 2:00pm. ●●Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. A Night at the Opera. Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture; Borodin: Polovetsian Dances; Mozart: Voyager’s Chorus from Idomeneo; Puccini: O Mio Babbino from Gianni Schicchi; Verdi: Overture to La Forza Del Distino. Toronto Choral Society; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-429-0007. ; (sr); (st). Apr 1, 8:00pm. ●●Shaw Festival. Me and My Girl. Music by Noel Gay, book and lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber, with revisions by Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent. Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-lake. 1-800-511-7429. and up. Previews begin Apr 5, 2:00pm. Runs to October 15. Days and times vary. Visit shawfest.com for details. ●●Soulpepper Concert Series. True Patriot Love: A Concert. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866- 8666. -. Opens April 11, 7:30pm. Also April 13, April 15(1:30pm). ●●Stratford Festival. Guys and Dolls. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Donna Feore, director and choreographer. Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St, Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. and up. Previews begin Apr 15, 2:00pm. Runs to Oct 29. Days and times vary. Visit stratfordfestival.ca for details. ●●Stratford Festival. HMS Pinafore. Music by Arthur Sullivan, lyrics and book by W.S. Gilbert. Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St., Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. and up. Previews begin May 4, 2:00pm. Runs to Oct 21. Days and times vary. Visit stratfordfestival.ca for details. ●●Tarragon Theatre. Midsummer (A Play with Songs). The hilarious story of a great lost weekend of ill-advised romance: bridge-burning, car chases, wedding bust-ups, midnight trysts, poignant pop songs, honest humour, and self-loathing hangovers. Tarragon Theatre Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416- 531-1827. ; (sr); (st). Opens Apr 18, 8:00pm. Runs to May 28. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Sat/Sun(2:30pm). Note: no shows Apr 22(aft), Apr 26, May 20(aft), May 27(aft). ●●Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership/ Garth Drabinsky. Sousatzka. Music and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr and David Shire, book by Craig Lucas, based on the novel by Bernice Rubens. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855- 985-5000. -5. Runs to Apr 9. Tues- Sat(8:00pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(2:00pm). ●●Theatre Aquarius. Mamma Mia! Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St, Hamilton. 905-522-7529. and up. Opens Apr 19, 8:00pm. Runs to May 14. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Sat/Sun(2:00pm). ●●Theatre Passe Muraille. Stupidhead! Written and Performed by Katherine Cullen and Britta Johnson. Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416-504-7529. ; (sr); (under 30). Runs to Apr 2. Tues- Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2:00pm). ●●Theatre Sheridan. How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, based on the book by Shepherd Mead. Macdonald-Heaslip Hall, 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville. 905-815- 4049. . Opens Apr 11, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 23. Tues-Thur(7:30pm), Fri-Sat(8:00pm), Sat/Sun(2:00pm). Note: no show Apr 14/16. ●●Theatre Sheridan. Senza Luce. Music and lyrics by Neil Bartram, book by Brian Hill. Studio Theatre, 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville. 905- 815-4049. . Opens Apr 13, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 23. Tues-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2:00pm). Note: no show Apr 14/16. ●●Toronto Masque Theatre. The Ben Jonson Project: A Vision of Delight. Staged reading of Ben Jonson’s A Vision of Delight, re-imagined and accompanied by array of musical styles. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-410-4561. . May 1, 7:30pm. ●●Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Chocolate Soldier. Music by Oscar Straus. Jennifer Taverner; Anna Macdonald; Michael Nyby; 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. -. Opens Apr 26, 8:00pm. Also Apr 28(8:00); 29 and 30(all 3:00). ●●Wavestage Theatre. Anything Goes. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse, with new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres, Newmarket. wavestagetheatre.com. ; (sr/st). Opens Apr 20, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 23. Thurs- Sat(7:30pm), Sun(1:30pm). Oui The North PAUL ENNIS On April 19, 340 unique feature films will screen for free in more than 1700 locations in Canada, plus over 60 international sites like Canadian embassies and Canadian military bases, to celebrate our country’s movies in this sesquicentennial year. From 90 screenings in Toronto to two in far-flung Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, (appropriately The Sun at Midnight and The Lesser Blessed), the country will be blanketed in movies from coast to coast to coast in what is billed as the world’s largest On The Web film festival. “Everything from high to low,” Reel Canada’s artistic director Sharon Corder told me mid-March. […] I am one of many who believe Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001) is the best Canadian film ever made. Music by Huun-Huur-Tu, Christopher Mad’dene, traditional Inuit ajaja songs and throat singing, plus Chris Crilly’s score back this Inuit tale handed down over the generations. A masterpiece of stunning landscapes, epic in scope […] Finally, there is François Girard’s Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993), its elegantly constructed vignettes a masterful distillation of the life of a (musical) genius. That is the film I would choose to watch on National Canadian Film Day 150. Luckily for me, it’s showing at TIFF Bell Lightbox on April 19. Writer-actor Don McKellar and star Colm Feore are special guests. For the entire article please go to thewholenote.com. thewholenote.com April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 | 53

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