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Volume 23 Issue 5 - February 2018

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A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. America the Beautiful. Works by Copland, Gershwin and Elfman; modern Hollywood classics; music from Pirates of the Caribbean. Michael Newnham, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (under 29). ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church. Organ Recital. by J.S. Bach, Willan and others. Gerald Loo, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. ●●3:00: Weston Silver Band. Kaleidoscope. Brubeck: Blue Rondo a la Turk; Lau: Impressions; Mancini: Pink Panther; Graham: Red Novae; Alford: Thin Red Line. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 1-866-908-9090. /(adv); /(sr/adv); /(st/ adv). ●●3:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Mystery Concert. Junction Trio Presents a Little Lake Music: Eine Kleine Lake-musik! Jamie Thompson, flute; Aysel Taghi-Zada, violin; Lucas Tensen, cello. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536- 3160. PWYC. ●●3:30: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Midwinter Sweets. Finzi: Five Bagatelles Op.23 (arr. Greaves); Ireland: Minuet from A Downland Suite (arr. Moore); Carmichael: Georgia on my Mind (arr. Custer, trans. Witkin); Van der Roost: Rikudim “Four Israeli Folk Dances”; and other works. Steve Macdonald, tenor saxophone; Michele Jacot, conductor and clarinet. Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. wychwoodclarinetchoir. com. ; (sr); (st/child). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Recital. Works by Franck. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416- 531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Eglinton St George’s United Church. Darkness to Light. Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna; Henderson: Darkness to Light. ESG Choir; Cellar Singers; chamber orchestra; Shawn Grenke, conductor; Mitchell Pady, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481-1141. ; (st). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. 2017–2018 ConCert SerieS From Darkness to Light SUNDAY, MArch 4 th At 4 p.M. ESG chOIr AND thE cELLAr SINGErS Featuring morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and ruth Watson Henderson’s Darkness to Light with Chamber orchestra ConduCtorS SHaWn Grenke and mitCHeLL Pady 35 Lytton BLvd. toronto 416.481.1141 www.esgunited.org B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Belleville, Brantford, Cambridge, Cobourg, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Niagaraon-the-Lake, Peterborough, South River, St. Catharines, Waterloo. Thursday February 1 ●●12:00 noon: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Music at Noon. Faculty Woodwinds. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Composers & Improvisers Association, WLU Faculty of Music. Student composers and performers (woodwind quintet and flute/piano duo). KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Friday February 2 ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Pirates of Penzance. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Libretto by W.S. Gilbert. Tyrone Paterson, music director; Theodore Baerg, stage director. First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave, London. 519-672-8800. ; (sr/st). Also Jan 26, 27, Feb 3(all 8 pm), 4(2pm). ●●8:00: Jeffery Concerts. Stories from Russia. Mendelssohn: Quartet in D Op.44, No.1; Janáček: String Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”; Beethoven: Quartet in F Op.59 No.1 “Razumovsky”. Calidore String Quartet. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-672-8800. . Saturday February 3 ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Fun with Fables. Maltz: Aesop’s Fables; Dorff: Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Woods: The Ugly Duckling. Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (st/arts/child); (eyeGO). Also Feb 4. ●●7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). Deep Wireless Concert: Sonic Reflections -- People and Place. O’Connor: Ravenspeak; and other works. NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Avenue, South River. 705-386-0880. . ●●7:30: Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. Paris Bustle and Blues. Ravel: Ma mère l’oye and Bolero; Gershwin: An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue. Anastasia Rizikov, piano; Michael Newnham, conductor. Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-742-7469. -.50; (st). ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Pirates of Penzance. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Libretto by W.S. Gilbert. Tyrone Paterson, music director; Theodore Baerg, stage director. First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave, London. 519-672-8800. ; (sr/st). Also Jan 26, 27, Feb 2(all 8 pm), 4(2pm). ●●8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Laurier Wind Orchestra. Wilfrid Laurier University, Theatre Auditorium, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. ; (sr/st). Sunday February 4 ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Pirates of Penzance. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Libretto by W.S. Gilbert. Tyrone Paterson, music director; Theodore Baerg, stage director. First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave, London. 519-672-8800. ; (sr/st). Also Jan 26, 27, Feb 2, 3(all 8 pm). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Fun with Fables. Maltz: Aesop’s Fables; Dorff: Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Woods: The Ugly Duckling. Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (st/arts/child); (eyeGO). Also Feb 3. ●●3:00: Les Amis. Cellist Nazar Dzhuryn and Pianist Erika Crinó. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Pepa and Laniuk. St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Cobourg), 240 College St., Cobourg. 905-372-2210. /(adv); /(st/adv). ●●3:30: Huronia Symphony Orchestra/ HSO Youth Program Participants. Tales of the Imagination: A Family Concert. Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio K384; Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld; Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre Op.40; Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Borodin: Nocturne from String Quartet No.2 in D; Glière: Russian Sailors’ Dance from The Red Poppy Op.70. Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-721-4752. (family); ; (st); (child). ●●4:00: St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston). Choral Evensong. Cameron: Then Shall Your Light Shine; works by Stanford and Reading. St. George’s Cathedral Evensong Choir; Michael Capon, conductor. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Free. Monday February 5 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Ensemble Made in Canada. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet; and other works. Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Rachel Mercer,cello; Angela Park, piano; Dionysis Grammenos, clarinet. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Tuesday February 6 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Voice students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free. Wednesday February 7 ● ● 12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Oden String Quartet & Pianist Talisa Blackman. Borodin: String Quartet No.2; 54 | February 1 - March 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Mozart’s Requiem. Ottawa Bach Choir; York University Chamber Choir; Schola Cantorum of the University of Toronto; Theatre of Early Music; Baroque Orchestra; Daniel Taylor, conductor. St. Basil’s Church, University of St. Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph St. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Also Mar 3(Church of the Redeemer). Monday March 5 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Recital. Featuring student soloists. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Chamber Music Series: Cecilia String Quartet with Patricia Parr, Piano. Beethoven: String Quartet Op.18 No.3; Curcin: String Quartet No.3; Dvořák: Piano Quintet No.2 Op.81. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday March 6 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Moscow’s Sound. Journey to the Land of the Tsars. Works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. Cheng² Duo: Bryan Cheng, cello; Silvie Cheng, piano. 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. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Naoko Sakata, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●6:00: Eva-Trio Finnish Folk-Fusion Ensemble. Ice is cracking under my feet. Featuring Finnish folk and traditional music with a fresh twist. Songs of awareness and transformation. Essi Wuorela, vocals; Anna-Karin Korhonen, kantele; Vesa Norilo, cello. Agricola Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. 416-489-7600. . ●●7:30: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Tuskegee Golden Voices Concert Choir. Dr. Wayne A. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Barr, director. Location TBA. 416-736-2100 x33068. . ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. MacMillan and Pärt. MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross; Pärt: Berliner Messe. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; string orchestra. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (VoxTix for 30 years and under). Also Mar 7. Wednesday March 7 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company/ Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Chamber Music Series: New Creations. In collaboration with the 14th annual New Creations Festival. Featuring contemporary music performed by some of today’s leading cutting-edge artists. 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. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Simon Walker. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. MacMillan and Pärt. MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross; Pärt: Berliner Messe. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; string orchestra. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (VoxTix for 30 years and under). Also Mar 6. ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. Che Malambo. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. New Creations Festival: Little Mass. Festival Composer Competition Winner; Rihm: Duo Concerto (Canadian premiere); MacMillan: Little Mass (North American premiere). Mira Wang, violin; Jan Vogler, cello; Toronto Children’s Chorus; Elise Bradley, Artistic Director; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75-8.00. ●●8:00: Westwood Concerts. Folk Impressions. Bartók: Contrasts; Glick: The Klezmer’s Wedding; and folk music arrangements. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin; Michael Westwood, clarinet; Robert Horvath, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/ st). Shostakovich: Piano Quintet. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705- 726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Noon Hour Concert: Still and Again. Original music for solo cello with looper. Ben Bolt-Martin, cello. Chapel, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-8220 x24226. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Katie Schlajker, Cello and Heather Taves, Piano. Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op.73; Adagio and Allegro Op.70; Gesänge der Frühe, Op.133 (piano solo); 5 Stücke im Volkston, Op.102; and other works. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Student Composer Series. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. Thursday February 8 ●●12:00 noon: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Music at Noon: Jeremy Bell, violin, Shoshana Telner, piano. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. Friday February 9 ●●7:30: Brantford Music Club. Young Artists Recital. Piano: “Four, Six, Eight Hands!”; Voice: “Classical Fusion”. Young Artists from Naomi Wratten Piano Studio and Hernandez Voice Studio. Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford. 519-753- 7066. . ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Encore! Professional Concert Series: Cuban Rhapsody. Works by Lecuona, Cervantes, and others. Jane Bunnett and Friends. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. .50; .50(sr/st); .50(child); (eyeGo). General admission. ●●7:30: Melos Choir and Period Instruments. A Venetian Carnevale. Period vocal and instrumental music, theatre, and dance from the time of Carnevale celebrations of Baroque Europe. Gabrieli: Canto Canto; Telemann: Gypsy Sonata; Lassus: O che bon eccho; and other works. Italo-Canadian Club, 1174 Italia Lane, Kingston. 613-767-7245. . Free bus transportation from St. George’s Cathedral. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Symphonie Fantastique. Lindberg: Aventures; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique. André Laplante, piano; Alpesh Chauhan, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Feb 10. Saturday February 10 ●●2:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Youth Orchestra: Concert 2. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). ●●3:00: 5 at the First Chamber Music Series. The Romance of Josef Suk. Knox: Beginnings for viola and cello; Bruch: Romanze for viola and piano Op.85; Suk: Four Pieces for violin and piano Op.17; Piano Quartet Op.1; Fauré: Romance for cello and piano Op.69. Ensemble Made In Canada (Angela Park, piano; Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello). First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton. 905-399-5125. ; (sr); (st/unwaged); free(under 12). ●●7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). Sound Memories. Radiophonic works from the Deep Wireless Festival. NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Avenue, South River. 705-386-0880. . ●●7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Gloria. Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Poulenc: Gloria; Corlis: Psalm 150. Natasha Campbell, soprano; Daniel Cabena, countertenor. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 49 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-5660 x5290. ; (under 30); (st/child). ●●7:30: Northumberland Orchestra and Choir. A Valentine’s Day Celebration. Musical fusion of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban and South Asian rhythms. Sultans of String. Trinity United Church (Cobourg), 284 Division St., Cobourg. 905- 376-3021. (family); ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Symphonie Fantastique. Lindberg: Aventures; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique. André Laplante, piano; Alpesh Chauhan, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Feb 9. ●●8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Laurier Symphony Orchestra. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. ; (sr/st). Sunday February 11 ●●2:00: Chamber Music Hamilton. Carducci String Quartet. Haydn: String Quartet Op.103; Shostakovich: String Quartet No.15; Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op.80. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton. 905-525- 7429. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Georgian Music. Hilary Apfelstadt Conducts the Exultate Singers. Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus; Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs; other works by Willan, Daley, Henderson and Chatman. Grace United Church (Barrie), 350 Grove St. E., Barrie. 705-726-1181. (when available); free(with purchase of 2017/18 subscription). ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Charles Richard-Hamelin, Piano. Works by Mozart, Chopin, Babadjanian, and Schumann. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. David Jalbert, piano. Prokofiev: Sonatas Nos.2, 5, 6. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Tuesday February 13 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Instrumental students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free. Wednesday February 14 ●●12:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Noon Hour Concert: Heart’s Ease. Works by Jenkins, Byrd and Farina. Cardinal Consort of Viols. Chapel, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-8220 x24226. Free. ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Pianist Jialiang Zhu. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; and works by Debussy and Scriabin. Grace United Church (Barrie), 350 Grove St. E., Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. 3:30pm: tea and cookies . Thursday February 15 ●●12:00 noon: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Music at Noon: Leslie Fagan, soprano, Lorin Shalanko, piano. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. ●●9:00: Nick Maclean Quartet. Kingston CD Release featuring Brownman Ali and Spencer Evans Trio. Nick Maclean, piano; Brownman Ali, trumpet; Jesse Dietschi, string bass; Tyler Goertzen, drums. The Mansion, 506 Princess St., Kingston. 613-531-0003. /(adv). Friday February 16 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Penderecki String Quartet. Elgar: Quartet; Schumann: Quartet No.3. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Sing-Along Musicals. Selections from The King and I, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, and other works. Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir; John Morris Russell, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745- 4717. -. Also Feb 17(2:30pm and 8pm). ●●8:00: Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival. International All-Star Jazz at the Philharmonic. Centennial tribute to Norman thewholenote.com February 1 - March 7, 2018 | 55

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