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Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017

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From science fact in "Integral Man: Music and the Movies," to science fiction in the editor's opener; from World Fiddle Day at the Aga Khan Museum to three Canadians at the Cliburn; from wanting to sashay across the 401 to Chamberfest in Montreal to exploring the Continuum of Jumblies Theatre's 20-year commitment to the Community Play (there's a pun in there somewhere!).

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 53. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 56. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 57. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 59. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from June 1 to September 7, 2017. All listings must be received by Midnight Monday May 8. LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to or by fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed version of this map: Georgian Bay LISTINGS A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Scarborough, Stouffville, Thornhill, Uxbridge, Whitby. Monday May 1 ●●12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays: Organ Concert. Music from Canada, Western Europe, and Russia. Willem Hörmann, organ. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521. PWYC. ●●7:30: Toronto Masque Theatre. The Ben Jonson Project: The Vision of Delight. Staged reading, re-imagined and accompanied by an array of musical styles. Shannon Mercer, soprano; Ben Stein, lutenist; Larry Beckwith, tenor. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-410- 4561. . Tuesday May 2 ●●12:00: 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. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Richard Birney-Smith. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. First Year Masters Recital. Bach: Prelude and Fugue No.12 in F Minor BWV857; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.18 in E-flat Op.31 No.3 “The Hunt”; Chopin: Fantaisie in F Minor Op.49; Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.54. Chris Soong, piano; University of Toronto Symphony and Royal Conservatory Orchestra; Alexandra Bourque, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3740. Free. ●●4:00: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Shakura S’Aida Trio. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233-1125. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Louis Riel. Somers. 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. Also May 5, 13. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music/ Alliance Française de Toronto/Consulat Général de France à Toronto. Vocal Concerts: Women’s Portraits. Arias from Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Die Zauberflöte; Gounod: Faust; works by Schubert, Pfitzner, Chausson and others. Natalie Dessay, soprano; Philippe Cassard, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. 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; Boulez: Le soleil des eaux; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. Jonathan Crow, violin; Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Soundstreams Choir 21 (David Fallis, conductor); Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. .75-8. Pre-concert chat at 7:15. Thursday May 4 ●●12:00: 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: 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. ●●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 Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Music in the Afternoon Lake Huron 6 7 5 Lake Erie 3 4 2 1 8 City of Toronto Lake Ontario FRIDAY NOONTIME RECITALS MAY 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 12:10pm free Bösendorfer Imperial piano featured in all recitals St. Andrew’s Church King & Simcoe Streets 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 416-923-7052 38 | May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017

Richard-Hamelin, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Schumann Piano Concerto May 4 Jan Lisiecki, piano TSO.CA ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Schumann Piano Concerto. Jordan Pal: Iris; Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.54; Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. ●●7:30: 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 6, 7(2:00), 9, 11, 12, 14(2:00), 17, 18, 19, 20(4:30). ●●7:30: Odd Opera. Don Giovanni. Commons on College, 587A College St. 647-836-4132. -. Also May 6. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Aimia Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble. The Book of Hours (after Anderson); Hostmann: ghosts of swallows; Carter: Asko Concerto; L.C. Smith: Gold Leaf. Brian Current, conductor, curator. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●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 ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart Mass in C Minor. Haydn: Symphony No. 98; Mozart: Mass in C Minor. Julia Doyle/Joanne Lunn, sopranos; Elisa Citterio, violin; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir (Ivars Taurins, conductor). Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. and up; and up(sr); and up(under 36). Also May 5, 6, 7(mat). Q&A with Robert Harris and Elisa Citterio one hour before each performance. 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. 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 May 2. 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). VENUE CHANGE. New venue TBD. Phone or check website. ●●8:00: Room 217 Foundation. Voices That Care. Fundraiser for Room 217 Foundation. Margaret Atwood, Ben Heppner, Donnell Leahy, Natalie MacMaster, Murray McLauchlan, Albert Schultz and others. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 905-852-2499 or 1-844-985-0217. 5. 7:00: cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception; 10:30: VIP reception. ●●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. Elements of creative jazz and traditional Indian classical music. Jonathan Kay, tenor and soprano sax; Andrew Kay, alto sax; Justin Gray, bass veena; Ravi Naimpally, tabla. Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536- 5439. /(adv). ●●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(mat). ●●8:00: Tempus Choral Society/Tempus 4Us Children’s Choir/Tempus Jazz Choir/ Four Over Forty Jazz Trio. Something to Sing About. Brian L. Turnbull, conductor; Jane Wamsley, accompaniment. Clearview Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905-334-9375. . 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. A Literal Love Story: The Cabaret Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm Metropolitan United Church, Toronto IN PEACE & CELEBRATION Toronto Centre for the Arts Sat May 6 3PM ●●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, Songs and duets exploring the more complicated sides of love Jordan Scholl, baritone and Lesley Bouza, soprano ADMISSION & (18 AND UNDER) Tickets: Estore at and 416-363-0331 Ext. 26 The Marg and Jim Norquay Celebration Concert May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017 | 39

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