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Volume 22 Issue 9 - Summer 2017

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CBC Radio's Lost Horizon; Pinocchio as Po-Mo Operatic Poster Boy; Meet the Curators (Crow, Bernstein, Ridge); a Global Music Orchestra is born; and festivals, festivals, festivals in our 13th annual summer music Green Pages. All this and more in our three-month June-through August summer special issue, now available in flipthrough HERE and on the stands commencing Thursday June 1.

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 60. 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 63. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 65. 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 67. 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 September 1 to October 7, 2017. All listings must be received by Midnight Tuesday August 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: Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 5 Lake Erie 3 4 2 1 City of Toronto LISTINGS 8 Lake Ontario Thursday June 1 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: The Empress Dowager. Ensemble Jeng Yi. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First-come, first served. Late seating is 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. ●●12:00 noon: Performers from Arts and Science Community, University of Toronto. Performing Arts for Haiti. Works by Paganini, Lerner and Lane, Lewis and others. Sam Broverman, vocals; Catherine Sulem, violin; Donald Boere, oboe; Beverly Lewis and Peter Hill, piano. Hart House, Music Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-977-3637. PWYC. Proceeds to Doctors without Borders for medical relief work in Haiti. Tax receipts for donations of or more. ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld 2017: Dennis Rollins, Alexis Baro, Battle of Santiago, Sonido Pesao. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). ●●7:30: The Old Mill. Julie McGregor Jazz Quartet. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most; Lush Life; Nearness of You; Old Devil Moon; No More Blues; and others. Julie McGregor, vocals; Kelly Jefferson, sax; Jon Meyer, bass; Matt Newton, piano. Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416- 236-2641. Minimum . No reservations; no cover charge. Friday June 2 ●●12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Canada by Carillon: Summer Carillon Recital Series. Scott Allan Orr, carillon. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331. Free; donations accepted toward renovation of the carillon. Bring your lunch; listen from the front lawn. ●●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: Festival Wind Orchestra. FWO Canada. Keith Reid, conductor. North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 17 Broadway Ave. 647- 393-5896. ; (sr/st); free(under 13). ●●7:00: Contact Contemporary Music. Feeling Backwards. Works by Christopher Reiche, Allison Cameron, Nephenee Rose, Annette Brosin, Julius Eastman. The 519, 519 Church St. 416-902-7010. ; PWYC(18 and under). ●●7:00: SWEA Toronto. An Evening of Nordic Music. Works by Alfven, Nystroem, De Frumerie, Verdi and Strauss. Ylva Stenberg, soprano; Allan Timofeitchik, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 905-751-5297. . ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Aurora, Brampton, Etobicoke, King City, Leaskdale, Markham, North York, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Unionville, Whitby. Lulaworld 2017: Rachel Therrien and Cafe Cubano. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416- 588-0307. Free(before 8:00); (after 8:00). TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Belshazzar’s Feast June 2 & 3 Sir Andrew Davis, conductor TSO.CA ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Belshazzar’s Feast. Luc Martin: Hero’s Fanfare; Hindemith: Concert Music for Brass and Strings; Berg: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast. Jonathan Crow, violin; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Huddersfield Choral Society; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jun 3(8:00). (Luc Martin work on Jun 2 only). ●●8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. All About That Bass. Guests: Allen Whear, violoncello; Sara-Anne Churchill, harpsichord. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-923-9030. ; (sr/st/underemployed). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. New Canadian Global Music Orchestra. David Buchbinder, artistic director. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Also broadcast live on the Conservatory’s website. Saturday June 3 ●●1:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld 2017: Dundas Brass. Rachel Therrien Quartet; Dennis Rollins Quartet; Ricky Franco; Flavia Nacimento and Zeca Polina; and others. Dundas Westfest, 1630 Dundas St. W. 416- 588-0307. Free. ●●2:00: Paskke String Quartet. In Concert. Dvořák: Piano Quintet Op.81; Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op.12. Guest: Elissa Miller-Kay, piano. Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora. 416-716-5469. ; (sr/st). ●●4:00: Penthelia Singers. 20th Anniversary Gala Concert and Celebration. Works by Govedas, Sirett, Watson Henderson and Daley. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 647-248-5079. ; (child). Includes after-concert wine and cheese. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Emil Viklicky, Jazz Piano. Restaurant Praha, Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). 50 | June 1, 2017 - September 7, 2017

●●7:00: Acoustic Harvest. Gala 20th Anniversary Celebration. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-729-7564. (adv). ●●7:00: Continuum Contemporary Music. Four Lands. Doell: new work; Palmer: Quarries. Hussein Janmohamed, Sarah Albu, Johnny Spence, Shifra Cooper, conductors. Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave, #300. 416-924-4945. Admission by donation. ●●7:00: Libertas Male Choir. Canada: 150 Years. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 905-522-0001. ; (10-14); free(under 10). Also Jun 7(Ottawa), 8(Kingston), 9(Peterborough), 10(Whitby). ●●7:00: Marylake Concert Series. Magnificat. Celebrating Augustinian Order’s 75th and Canada’s 150th Anniversaries. Lavallée: O Canada; Willan: Anthem for the Centennial Celebration of Canada; Albinoni: Magnificat; Trimmeliti: King of All Kings; Rogers and Hammerstein: You’ll Never Walk Alone; Climb Every Mountain; and other works. Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts Orchestra Ensemble; Coro San Marco; Alesandra Trimmeliti, Iwona Jaszczur and Cherry Ann Mendez, sopranos; and others. Marylake Shrine, 13760 Keele St., King City. 905-833- 5368. . Complimentary snacks. ●●7:00: Thornhill Lutheran Church. Ethiopia Reforestation Fundraiser. Bach: Solo Cello Sonata No.1; Schubert: Rondo Brilliant for Violin and Piano; Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2. Andrew Ascenzo, cello; Lona and Bob Richardson, pianos; Paul Helmer, piano; Sebastian Meadows-Helmer, violin. 149 Bay Thorn Dr., Thornhill. 905-889-0873. ; (child). ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Alumni Evening: 50 Years of Favourites. Randall Thompson: Alleluia; Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; MacGillivray: Song for the Mira; Eric Whitaker: Lux Arumque; Orff: O Fortuna from Carmina Burana. Etobicoke Centennial Choir, returning choristers and past ECC conductors; Carl Steinhauser, piano and organ. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-769-9271. . ●●7:30: Jubilate Singers/Village Voices/ Men of Note. Canada! Corlis: Missa Pax; Canadian folk-songs (selections); and other works. Asbury and West United Church, 3180 Bathurst St. 416-783-6503. ; (sr); (st); free(12 and under). Wheelchair accessible; parking available. ●●7:30: Koichi Inoue. Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series. Zenkyu, ocarina; Koichi Inoue, Cecilia Lee and Megumi Okamoto, piano. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-450-9220. PWYC. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. A Streetcar Named Desire. Music by Prokofiev and Schnittke. John Neumeier, choreographer/ designer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. -5. Also Jun 7, 8, 9, 10(all 7:30); Jun 4, 8, 10(all 2:00). ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Joyful Music. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings; Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody; Vivaldi: Concerto for Cello and Strings; Mendelssohn: Concerto in D Minor (mvt.3); McGrath: Marcato from Suite for Strings. Cynthia Ding, violin; Shauna Rolston, cello; strings of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra; artist-teachers, young musicians, and students from Sistema Toronto. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-429-0007. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Spectrum Music. Tales from Turtle Island. New compositions and age-old storytelling. Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, violin; Metis Fiddler Quartet; Classic Roots, DJ and electronic artist. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-937-6180. ; (sr/st/arts). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Belshazzar’s Feast. Hindemith: Concert Music for Brass and Strings; Berg: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast. Jonathan Crow, violin; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Huddersfield Choral Society; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-8. Also Jun 2(7:30). ●●8:30: Gallery 345. Celebrating Oscar Peterson. Classic jazz inspired by the golden era of the 40s - 60s and the American songbook. Gigi Marentette with the Carl Bray Trio; Celine Peterson, host. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. /(adv); (st). Sunday June 4 ●●10:30am: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Pentecost: Music for All Nations. Guest musicians from various countries. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. Freewill offering. Religious Service. ●●12:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival. Musical Interlude. Members of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Faculty; Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins, music directors. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-964-6337. Free; donations appreciated. ●●1:30: City of Toronto. Music in the Orchard. Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd. 416-338- 0045. PWYC. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. A Streetcar Named Desire. See Jun 3. Also Jun 7, 8, 9, 10(all 7:30); Jun 8, 10(all 2:00). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music/CBC. Sunday Interludes: Bohemians in Brooklyn - A Chamber Musical by Tom Allen. Music drawn from Britten, McPhee, Bernstein, Weill, Allen and Bowles. Patricia O’Callaghan, vocals; Kevin Fox, cello, vocals. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free (ticket required). ●●2:00: Scarborough Parks and Recreation. Sunday Afternoon Concerts: Juan Tomas Band with Mary Lou Malicdem. Music by Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Gypsy Kings, George Gershwin and ABBA. Marylou Malicdem, vocals; Juan Tomas, flamenco guitar; Lorne Hendel, rhythm guitar; Frank Sant, bass; Steve Farrugia, drums. Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Scarborough. 416-396-7766 or 647-609-8291. Free. ●●3:00: Humber Valley United Church. Music Theatre Concert. Songs from West Side Story, Les Misérables, Oliver!, Anne of Green Gables, The Sound of Music and others. Humber Valley United Church Choir; Handbell Ensemble; Junior (children’s) Choir; Paul Chant, conductor. 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-231-2263. ; free(youth/child); 10% discount on 10 or more tickets. ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Tour de 4...ce! Schumann: Spanische Liebeslieder; Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer. Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; Russell Braun, baritone; Ernesto Ramirez, tenor; Inna Perkis, piano; Boris Zarankin, piano; and Ilana Zarankin, soprano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-6323. ; (sr/st); (young adult); (child). ●●3:00: Tudor Consort. For the Lover of Madrigals. Works by de Wert, Marenzio, Monteverdi, Lasso, de Rore and others. Leaskdale Church, 11850 Durham Regional Rd. 1, Leaskdale. 705-357-2459. By donation. Donations to Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario. ●●3:00: Weston Silver Band. Celtic Connections. Guests: Dan Macdonald and the North Atlantic Drift. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 1-866-908-9090. /(adv); $22(sr)/(adv); (st)/(adv). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Ian Sadler. 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Recital. R. Laurin: Three Short Studies. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Knox United Church, Agincourt. Ross and Friends. Choral, solo and instrumental pieces. 2569 Midland Ave., Scarborough. 416-293-4424 x201. . ●●4:00: Lara Solnicki. Cupid, the Slyest Rogue Alive: An Afternoon with The Cygnet Committee. Works by Purcell, Towner and Jobim; Ravel: Greek and Hebrew melodies; de Falla: Siete Canciones Españolas. Lara Solnicki, vocals; Brian Katz, guitar; George Koller, bass. Toronto Temperance Society, 577 College St. 416-544-8148 or 416-536-7000(reservations). /(4 or more in adv). Reservations recommended. ●●4:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Choral Splendour. Works by Parry, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Rutter. Noel Edison, artistic director; Michael Bloss, organ. Guests: Huddersfield Choral Society (Greg Batsleer, choral director). Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408-0208. ; (VoxTix 30 and under). ●●4:30: Trio Bravo and Friends. In Concert. Beethoven: String Quartet Op.18 No.1; Mozart: Clarinet Quintet; and other works. The Interlude Quintet. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-242-2131. ; (sr/st). ●●7:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld 2017: Louis Simão. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). Includes 8:30 show. ●●7:00: Monica Chapman. Small World CD Release Party. Featuring Mike Murley, Reg Schwager, and Kevin Turcotte. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. (cover); (st). Reservations recommended. ●●8:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld 2017: Aline Morales with Rob Curto. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. /(adv). Monday June 5 ●●12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays: J.S. Bach - Rebel with a Contrapuntal Cause. Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias (complete). Penny Johnson, piano. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521. PWYC. ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Small Concerts: From Johannes to Iron John. Haydn: Piano Trio in A Hob.XV:18; Luedeke: Three Episodes from Iron John for Piano Trio; Piazzolla: Invierno Porteño; Brahms: Piano Trio No.1 in B Op.8. Zephyr Piano Trio: Terry Holowach, violin; Edward Hayes, cello; Ilona Damascus-Beres, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-282-6636. $22; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Dmitri Levkovich. In Recital. Beethoven: Sonata “Pathetique”; Wagner (arr. Liszt/Levkovich): Overture to Tannhäuser; Prokofiev: Sonata No.7; Schumann: Kinderszenen; Toccata. Dmitri Levkovich, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 453-7607. ; (st). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Une Soirée Musicale: A Benefit Concert for Blume Haiti. Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and friends. Koechlin: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano Op.71; Villa-Lobos: Duo for Oboe and Bassoon; Chabrier: L’Invitation au voyage for Voice, Bassoon and Piano; Roussel: Duo for Double Bass and Bassoon. Adria McCulloch, soprano; Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Samuel Banks, bassoon; Jeffrey Beecher, double bass; Christina Maria Faye, piano; Scott Harrison, host. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. . Benefiting the Blume École music program in Port-au-Prince. ●●8:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival. Many Strings Attached. Participants June 5- Penny Johnson June 12 - Wintergarten Orchestra June 19 - Duo Pergulæ June 26 - Tom Allen & Friends June 1, 2017 - September 7, 2017 | 51

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