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Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018

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In this issue: Canadian Stage, Tapestry Opera and Vancouver Opera collaborate to take Gogol’s short story The Overcoat to the operatic stage; Montreal-based Sam Shalabi brings his ensemble Land of Kush, and his newest composition, to Toronto; Five Canadian composers, each with a different CBC connection, are nominated for JUNOs; and The WholeNote team presents its annual Summer Music Education Directory, a directory of summer music camps, programs and courses across the province and beyond.

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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. Barr, director. All Saints Kingsway Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 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. ●●12:15: Brian Stevens. Noontime Concert Series. Jamie Godber, violin; Adrian Irvine, violin; Clara Nguyen-Tran, viola; Benjamin Louwersheimer, cello. Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. 416-691-9682. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Simon Walker, organ. 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; Peter Oundjian, conductor and host. 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). Thursday March 8 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: The Monkiest King. Preview of the world premiere. Music by Alice Ping Yee Ho; libretto by Marjorie Chan. Chinese legend of a mischievous, yet determined, mythological being who rises from humble origins to become a great protector of humanity. In A. Concerts in the GTA celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Children’s Opera Company. 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. WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO MARCH 8, 2018 | 1.30 PM ELIAS STRING QUARTET 416-923-7052 wmct.on.ca ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Elias String Quartet. Schubert: Quartettsatz; Janáček: String Quartet No.2 “Intimate Letters”; Beethoven: String Quartet No.12 in E-flat Op.127. Sara Bitlloch, violin; Donald Grant, violin; Martin Saving, viola; Marie Bitlloch, cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●7:00: Brampton Folk Club. Walking the Dog. St. Paul’s Blues Band and The McKnights. Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton. 905-791-4055. Free with museum admission. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Rudolf Nureyev, choreographer; Karen Kain, staging. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. PRESENTS William Porter, organist Faculty, Eastman School of Music and formerly McGill University, Montreal FRIDAY, MARCH 9 7:30 P.M. Knox College Chapel ADMISSION: / RCCO MEMBERS AND STUDENTS CO-SPONSORED BY -5. Opens Mar 8, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 18. Tues-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●8:00: Ashkenaz Festival/Small World Music Society/Polyphonic Ground. Bint El Funk (Canadian Debut). Revival Bar, 783 College St. 416-536-5439. . ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Austrian Sounds of Spring. Works by Mozart, Kreuz, Rainer and Zemlinsky. Elena Denisova, violin; Alexei Kornienko, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. ; (st). Cash only. Friday March 9 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Grieg: Ballade in g; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Rudin Lengo, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. BEETHOVEN OP. 18 CD Release Concert March 9, 2018 Heliconian Club EyblerQuartet.com ●●7:30: Eybler Quartet. Two Pioneers and a Smart-aleck Kid plus Beethoven CD Launch. Mozart: String Quartet in A K464; Haydn: String Quartet in g Op.20 No.3; Asplmayr: String Quartet in e. Aisslinn Nosky and Julia Wedman, violins; Patrick Jordan, viola; Margaret Gay, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-463-2154. ; (sr); (st/artsworkers). CDs . ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. See Mar 8. Also Mar 10(2pm & 7:30pm); 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17(2pm & 7:30pm), 18. ●●7:30: RCCO Toronto/University of Toronto Faculty of Music/Knox College, University of Toronto. William Porter, Organ. Knox College Chapel, 59 St. George St. 416-978-4500. ; (st/RCCOmembers). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT 12tet. Ineke van Doorn, vocals; Marc van Vugt, guitar; Terry Promane, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. ; (st). ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Dancemakers. multiform(s) + Open Fortress. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080. /(adv); (members). Also Mar 10. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Tan Dun’s Water Passion. Works by Bach and Tan Dun. Choir 21; David Fallis, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Saturday March 10 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. See Mar 8. Also Mar 10(7:30pm); 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17(2pm & 7:30pm), 18. ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory. Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Students from the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: Academy Concert Series. A Portrait of Paganini. Scott St. John, violin; Lucas Harris, guitar; Emily Eng, violin; Kerri McGonigle, cello. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-629-3716. ; (sr/ st); (under 18). ●●7:30: Music on Main. Chamber Music Concert. Brahms: Horn Trio and other works. Alice Hong, violin; Amelia Shiels, horn; Ursula Ivonoffski, soprano; Vlad Solovie, piano. Trinity United Church (Newmarket), 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. 905-895-4851. , (st). SATURDAY MARCH 10, 8pm WINE AND CHEESE CONCERT Piano Trios Romantic and Improvisational Douglas Finch, piano; Joyce Lai, violin; Andras Weber, cello Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. TICKETS: / SR / ST SUNDAY MARCH 25, 5:30pm 2018 CS YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION WINNERS Emrik Revermann, violin; Bill Vu, piano; Chonghwa Kim, baritone at Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. TICKETS: / SR / ST 647-812-0839 canadiansinfonietta.com 40 | March 1 – April 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

VIVACIOUS LULLY, GLORIOUS BACH, and INTIMATE PERGOLESI Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Sat Mar 10, Sun Mar 11 7:30pm Trinity College Chapel www.corunumensemble.com ●●7:30: Cor Unum Ensemble. Choral Concert. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Bach: Cantata 170 “Vergnügte Ruh”; Lully: Opera Suite. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 226-980-9828. . Also Mar 11. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. See Mar 8. Also Mar 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17(2pm & 7:30pm), 18. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Verdi’s Rigoletto, In Concert. Larry Tozer, baritone (Rigoletto); Amy Dodington, soprano (Gilda); Cian Horrobin, tenor (Duke of Mantua); Lillian Brooks, mezzo-soprano (Maddalena); and others; William Shookhoff, music director and piano. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Wine and Cheese Chamber Concert: Piano Trios Romantic and Improvisational. Finch: Fantasy on a Russian Folk Song for Piano Trio; Improvisations on a Theme from the Audience; Chopin: Nocturne in B Op.62; Polonaise in A-flat Op.53; Smetana: Piano Trio in G. Douglas Finch, piano; Joyce Lai, violin; Andras Weber, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647- 812-0839. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Subscription Concert #4. Finals of the 2017/18 Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Clifford Poole Vocal Competition. Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz; Haydn: Mass No.11 in d “Lord Nelson Mass”. University Of Toronto Scarborough Concert Choir; Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Parish Choir (Hamilton). P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. and up; (sr/st); free(under 12). 7:15pm: pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Jazz at the Gallery. John MacMurchy Quartet (Jessica Lalonde, vocals; John MacMurchy, reeds; Tom Szczesniak, piano; George Koller, bass). 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Dancemakers. multiform(s) + Open Fortress. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080. /(adv); (members). Also Mar 9. TS Doctor Atomic Toronto Symphony Orchestra Mar 10 Jonathan Crow, violin TSO.CA SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR ● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. New Creations Festival: Doctor Atomic. Salonen: Insomnia (Canadian premiere); Kulesha: Double Concerto (world premiere); Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony. Jonathan Crow, violin; Teng Li, viola; Peter Oundjian, conductor and host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75-8.00. Sunday March 11 ●●2:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Rolston String Quartet. Beethoven: String Quartet No.3 in D, Op.18, No.3; Debussy: String Quartet in g; Schumann: Piano Quintet. Rolston String Quartet; Arthur Rowe, piano. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. . Series discount available. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. See Mar 8. Also Mar 13, 14, 15, 16, 17(2pm & 7:30pm), 18. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters: David Louie: Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I. Performed on harpsichord. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●2:00: Southern Ontario Lyric Opera/Milton Philharmonic. La Traviata. Music by Verdi. Milton Philharmonic. First Ontario Centre for the Arts, Milton, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. 905-681-6000. -. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: In High Voice. Music for treble voices. UofT Women’s Chorus; Elaine Choi and Tracy Wong, conductors. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Chamber Music Recital. Duo Ventapane (Martin Karlícek, piano; Mona Shiharshi, violin). St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416- 481-7294. ; (st). ●●6:00: University of Notre Dame Women’s Liturgical Choir. Liturgical Music. Twentyfour university students and organ accompaniment. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St. 416-574-8052. Free. Also Mar 12 (7:30; St. Peter’s Church). ●●7:00: Andrea Botticelli. Exploring Early Keyboard instruments: Lecture-recital on the Koerner collection. Vocal and keyboard works by Purcell, Haydn and Beethoven. Andrea Botticelli, harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2825. . 5pm: instrument exhibit; 6pm: wine and cheese. ●●7:30: Cor Unum Ensemble. Choral Concert. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Bach: Cantata 170 “Vergnügte Ruh”; Lully: Opera Suite. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 226-980-9828. . Also Mar 10. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis (Graduate Singers Series): Chamber in the Chapel. Kathryn Tremills, curator. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. Monday March 12 ●●7:30: University of Notre Dame Women’s Liturgical Choir. Liturgical Music. Twentyfour university students and organ accompaniment. St. Peter’s Church (Toronto), 840 Bathurst St. 416-574-8052. Free. Also Mar 11 (6pm; St. Michael’s Cathedral). Tuesday March 13 Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Rising Stars. Young pianists from the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music. 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. Ben Promane, trumpet. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. gamUT: Contemporary Music Ensemble. Boulez: Le Marteau sans maître. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Gary Kulesha, conductor; Wallace Halladay, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: Living Arts Centre. Berenstain Bears Live! In Family Matters the Musical. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . Also Mar 13(3pm), 14(12:30pm/3pm). ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Thomas Gonder, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. Saturday March 10, 2018 8 pm HAYDN Lord Nelson Mass University of Toronto Scarborough Concert Choir & St. Joseph’s RC Church Parish Choir (Hamilton) Finals of the 2017-18 Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Clifford Poole Vocal Competition SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT 4 | TICKETS: from adult senior/student children under age 12 are free ORDER ONLINE OR BY PHONE P.C. HoTheatre 5183 Sheppard Ave E (1 block east of Markham Rd), Scarborough cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566 thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2018 | 41

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