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Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017

  • Text
  • Toronto
  • Arts
  • Musical
  • Jazz
  • Festival
  • Symphony
  • Theatre
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
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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!).

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●●12:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. The Sweetheart of Second Avenue: Molly Picon. Rachel Littman. Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave W. 416-638-4492. Free. Ticket required. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Christopher James, flute and Aaron James, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241- 1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Angus Sinclair. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●2:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Israel’s Hit Parade: The ShinShinim. Garnett A. Williams Community Centre, 501 Clark Ave. W., Thornhill. 416-638-4492. Free. ●●7:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Toronto Youth Choir in Concert. A joint program between the Toronto Youth Choir and the University of West Liberty Choir from Philadelphia. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416- 932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●8:30: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Lovin’ That Jazz. Cadence; Countermeasure; The Watch; Heather Bambrick, MC. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 416-694- 6900. . Wednesday May 24 ●●12:00: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: 2017 Festival Preview. Emerging artists and music from the Toronto Summer Music Festival. Jonathan Crow, artistic director. 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: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Yom Yerushalayim Music! Romi Lifshitz, composer; Shir Harmony Choir. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Atrium, 610 University Ave. 416- 638-4492. Free. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. Mark Himmelman, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill offering. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Organ Recital. Rashaan Allwood, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. A. Concerts in the GTA ●●2:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Sixty Years of West Side Story. Jennifer Taverner, Julia Morson, and Will Reid, vocalists; Jordan Klapman, music director. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-638-4492. Free. Ticket required. ●●7:30: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. One Hundred Years of Jewish Hollywood. Simon Spiro, vocalist. Guests: Jeff Madden, Charles Davidson, Elicia MacKenzie, and Julia Barber. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-222-8134. -0. ●●7:30: Toronto Choristers. Choral Concert. Celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. A medley of Canadian songs adapted and arranged by Doug Skilling. Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate Institute, 2300 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 647-693-4671. . 21C Music Festival mAY 24-28/2017 9 CONCErTS. 5 DAYS. 21+ prEmIErES. DON’T mISS IT! TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. Current: Nàaka (part III of The River of Light); works by Aucoin, Chin and Moussa; and other works. Richard Van Camp, writer, storyteller; Elmer Iseler Singers; Johannes Debus, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. Festival runs May 24-28. ●●8:00: Tapestry Opera. Oksana G. Gervais/Murphy. Natalya Gennadi, soprano (Oksana), Keith Klassen, Adam Fisher and Krisztina Szabó. Tom Diamond/Jordan de Souza, directors. Imperial Oil Opera Theatre, 227 Front St. E. 416-537-6066 x243. /(reserved)/5(VIP premium package). Also May 26, 28(mat), 30. ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective. Keys, Wind and Strings Festival Concert 1. Works by Allison Cameron, Gregory Lee Newsome, Solomiya Moroz, Uroš Rojko, and Marielle Groven. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-456-7597. ; (sr/st/arts); Festival Pass ; (sr/st/arts). Thursday May 25 ●●10:00am: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Soon We Will Become the Song (Od M’At Na’afoch L’Shir). Written by Israeli singers and songwriters and inspired by texts from fallen Israeli soldiers and citizens in terrorist attacks. The ShinShinim. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-638-4492. Free. Ticket required. ●●12:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Songs of Leonard Cohen. Micah Barnes, singer. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 922-3618. Free. Ticket required. ●●2:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Spotlight on Glick. Glick: We Are Children Just the Same; Psalm Trilogy; Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs; and other works. Ellen Meyer, piano; Beth Silver, cello; Cathie Goldberg, violin; Renee Bouthot, soprano and conductor; Lirit Women’s Chamber Choir. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. Free. Ticket required. ●●7:30: Leaside United Church. Broadway Bedazzled. An evening of songs from Broadway. Chancel Choir; Junior Choir; Sharon L. Beckstead, music director. 822 Millwood Rd. 416-425-1253. ; (child). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: Canadian Art Song Project. Staniland: Peter Quince at the Clavier (Ontario premiere); Burritt: Moth Poem (Ontario premiere); Sokolović: Dawn Always Begins in the Bones. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . Festival runs May 24-28. ●●8:00: Gallery 345/Opera Scenes. Pastorale. Works by Verdi, Thomas, Massenet, Strauss, Offenbach and others. Holly Chaplin, soprano; Meagan Largos, mezzo; Patrick Jang, tenor; Diego Catala, baritone. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/st). An Opera Scenes concert in support of Forests Ontario. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: Cecilia String Quartet. Premieres of Lizée: Isabella Blow at Somerset House; LeBel: Taxonomy of Paper Wings; Ćurčin: String Quartet No.3; Agócs: Tantric Variations. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . Festival runs May 24-28. ●●8:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. O Canada!: The Golden Age of Canadian Pop. Retrocit; Lorraine Segato, singer and songwriter; members of the original Toronto cast of “Hair”; Elaine Overholt. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. . ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective. Keys, Wind and Strings Festival Concert 2. Works by Jason Doell, Germaine Liu, Fjóla Evans, Kasia Czarski-Jachimovicz, and Tobias Eduard Schick. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-456-7597. ; (sr/st/arts); Festival Pass ; (sr/st/arts). Friday May 26 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Mozart: Sonata K281; Godowsky: Studies on Chopin’s Études (excerpts); Kapustin: Variations. Younggun Kim, 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. ●●2:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Barnes/Woldemichael EthioJazz Quartet. Daniel Barnes, composer and drummer; Girma Woldemichael, sax. Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St. W. 416-638- 4492. Free. ●●7:30: Cathedral Church of St. James. Last Night of the Proms. Choir of St. James Cathedral; Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada; Ian Sadler, organ; Shawn Micallef, MC; Robert Busiakiewicz, conductor; Kevin Anderson, conductor. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x245. /(adv). ●●7:30: Lowville Festival. To Canada with Love: Celebrating Canada 150. Liona Boyd, guitar; Lowville Festival Choir. St. George’s Church Hall, 7051 Guelph Line, Campbellville. 289-260-1109. . ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Symphony No.7. Chan Ka Nin: My Most Beautiful, Wonderful, Terrific, Amazing, Fantastic, Magnificent Homeland (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Grieg: Piano Concerto; Griffes: Poem for Flute and Orchestra; Beethoven: Symphony No.7. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano; Nora Shulman, flute; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also May 27 & 28(George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Bandemonium. Featuring the talents of the various instrumental sections of the band. Guest: Andrew Schjerning. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; free(under 12). ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. A Time for Looking Forward: Music of Young Composers. Ešenvalds: Only in Sleep; Parker: The Song My Paddle Sings; and a new work by Stephen Webb. Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Harmony Singers. Song of the Land. Hallelujah; Big Yellow Taxi; The Homecoming; Snowbird; and others. Guest: Julia Vescio; Harvey Patterson, conductor. Martin Grove Music of Young Composers Friday, May 26th, 2017, 8pm Brubacher, Emery, Esenvalds and Stephen Webb, winner of our 2017 composition competition 383 Huron Street, Toronto 416-971-9229 www.exultate.net an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario 46 | May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

United Church, 75 Pergola Rd., Etobicoke. 416-239-5821. ; (sr/st). Also May 27. Refreshments and door prizes. ●●8:00: Newmarket Citizens Band. In Concert. Works by Canadian composers and other Canadian works in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial. Guests: North of Dixie; Vince Gassi, conductor. Old Town Hall, Newmarket, 460 Botsford St., Newmarket. 905- 726-2641. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: A Minimalist Signature. Works by Einaudi, Greenwood, Nyman, Richter, Pärt and others. Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà string ensemble. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Festival runs May 24-28. ●●8:00: Tapestry Opera. Oksana G. See May 24. Also May 28(mat), 30. ●●8:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Sing! Loves New York: The New York Voices. Also Blue Jupiter; FreePlay Duo; Micah Barnes, host. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. ; (under 35); (VIP). ●●8:00: Toronto Bach Festival. Cantatas and Brandenburgs. J.S. Bach: Komm du süsse Todesstude BWV161; Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich BWV150; Brandenburg Concerto No.6 BWV 1051; Oboe Concerto in E-flat BWV1053a. Ellen McAteer, soprano; Rebecca Claborn, alto; Patrick Jordan and Brandon Chui, violas; John Abberger, conductor, oboe. TORONTO BACH FESTIVAL 647-209-9988. Free. Also May 17(7:00 - 132 Fort York Blvd.). TORONTO BACH FESTIVAL HARPSICHORD RECITAL Sat May 27 @ 2:30pm TorontoBachFestival.com ●●2:30: Toronto Bach Festival. Harpsichord Recital. J.S. Bach: Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother BWV992; Six Little Preludes BWV933-938; Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue BWV903; Kuhnau: Jacob’s Wedding. Christopher Bagan, harpsichord. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416- 466-8241. ; (sr); (st). Festival runs May 26-28. Festival passes available. ●●3:00: Array Ensemble. Young Composers’ Workshop Concert. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. Price TBA. ●●5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival: Cinq à Sept. Suzuki: new work (world premiere); Shimmer, Tree (Canadian premiere); Louie: Scenes from a Jade Terrace (“Warrior” and “Memories in an Ancient Garden”); Chin: Piano Études; Parker: warehouse; Weinroth-Browne: Triumvirate. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. /(with ticket to 8:00 concert). Festival runs May 24-28. ●●6:30: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. Juntos! Spain Meets Canada at 150. Ramirez: Missa Criolla; choral works from Canada and Spain. VIVA!’s 5 choirs; guests: Michelle Colton, percussion; Julian Berg, guitar. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-788-8482. ; (sr/st). ●●7:00: Milton Choristers. Canada Sings, Eh?! Part Deux. Sheena Nykolaiszyn, artistic director. Knox Presbyterian Church (Milton), 170 Main St. E., Milton. 905-875-1730. ; (sr); (st/child); (family of 2 adults and 2 children or students). ●●7:30: Cantemus Singers. Cupid’s Arrow. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-578-6602. ; free(under 12). Also May 28(mat). ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. Spring Celebration: Honouring Canada’s 150th. Works by Canadian composers and arrangers. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-742- 4237. ; (st). Free parking; wheelchair accessible. CANTATAS & BRANDENBURGS Fri May 26 @ 8:00pm TorontoBachFestival.com St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-466-8241. ; (sr); (st). Festival runs May 26-28. Festival passes available. ●●10:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C After Hours: Soundstreams Emerging Composers Workshop. Six emerging composers give world premieres of pieces developed under the guidance of composers Unsuk Chin and Chris Paul Harman. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. /(with ticket to 8:00 concert). Festival runs May 24-28. Saturday May 27 ●●2:00: Jumblies. Touching Ground Festival. What Was My Backyard? Britta Johnson, composer and librettist; Beth Helmers, stage director; Shifra Cooper, musical director; Mark Blouin, clarinet; Johnny Spence, keyboards; Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, Métis fiddle. Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr., Scarborough. thewholenote.com May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017 | 47

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