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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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●●3:00: 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(12:30pm), 14(12:30pm/3pm). ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. See Mar 8. Also Mar 14, 15, 16, 17(2pm & 7:30pm), 18. Wednesday March 14 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Each letter, each picture, each memory. Blend of jazz, virtuoso Brazilian music, and the fairy tale-like pop music of Scandinavia. Original songs about friendships and loved ones, inspired by the countryside of Provence, France. Dutch jazz duo Ineke Vandoorn and Marc van Vugt. 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. ●●12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Imre Olah, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. 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(12:30pm/3pm), 14(3pm). ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Works by Laing. John Laing, organ; Janet Obermeyer, soprano; Sophie Lanthier, flute; Samuel Bisson, cello. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●3:00: 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(12:30pm/3pm), 14(12:30pm). ●●7:00: Tafelmusik. J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation. Created, programmed and scripted by Alison Mackay. Works by J.S. Bach. Blair Williams, narrator; Elisa Citterio, music director; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; J.S. BACH: THE CIRCLE OF CREATION MAR 14–18, 2018 JEANNE LAMON HALL, TRINITY-ST. PAUL’S CENTRE tafelmusik.org A. Concerts in the GTA Glenn Davidson, production designer and technical director; Raha Javanfar, projections designer; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -7. 6pm: pre-concert chat. Post-concert talkback after the show. Also Mar 15, 16, 17(all 8pm), 18(3:30pm). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. See Mar 8. Also Mar 15, 16, 17(2pm & 7:30pm), 18. Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus THE GLENN GOULD SCHOOL OPERA 2018 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 7:30PM FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 7:30PM PRE-CONCERT TALK 7PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW. RCMUSIC.COM/PERFORMANCE ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School Opera 2018: Die Fledermaus. Johann Strauss II. Royal Conservatory Orchestra; Nathan Brock, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - . 7pm: pre-concert talk with Gillian Story. Also Mar 16. Thursday March 15 ●●11:00am: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Cuban Ensemble. Rick Lazar and Anthony Michelli, directors. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●11:30am: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Klezmer Ensemble. Brian Katz, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Opera for All Ages. A fun and lively interactive March Break presentation for the whole family to learn about the art of opera. Kyra Millan, soprano/opera educator; Christina Faye, piano; artists from the COC Ensemble Studio. 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Music and Poetry. Schumann: Liederkreis Op.24. Monica Whicher, soprano; Steven Philcox, piano; Eric Domville, speaker. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●1:00: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: West African Drumming: Ghana. Kwasi Dunyo, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 2100 x20054. Free. ●●3:00: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Escola de Samba. Rick Lazar, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●4:00: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: West African Mande. Anna Melnikoff, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●6:30: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Caribbean Music Ensemble. Lindy Burgess, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. See Mar 8. Also Mar 16, 17(2pm & 7:30pm), 18. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Spring Major Opera Production: Of Thee I Sing. Music by Gershwin. Performed with Surtitles. Michael Patrick Albano, director; Sandra Horst, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Also Mar 16, 17, 18(2:30). March 15 at 8pm PENDERECKI QUARTET ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Penderecki Quartet. Schumann: Quartet in A Op.41 No.3; Kelly- Marie Murphy: Oblique Light (2016); Elgar: Quartet in e Op.83. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. - ; (st, full time). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation. See Mar 14. Also Mar 16, 17, 18(3:30pm). Friday March 16 ●●12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Korean Drum Ensemble. Charles Hong, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3; Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann Op.23; Kapustin: Sinfonietta. Matthew Li and Younggun Kim, piano 4-hands. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●1:00: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Celtic Ensemble. Sherry Johnson, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●2:15: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Chinese Classical Orchestra. Kim Chow-Morris, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 2100 x20054. Free. ●●4:00: Raymond Dance Company. Seashells. March Break Student Special. Dancemakers, 15 Case Goods Lane. 416-367-1800. . Also 8pm; Mar 17. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. See Mar 8. Also Mar 17(2pm & 7:30pm), 18. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School Opera 2018: Die Fledermaus. Johann Strauss II. Royal Conservatory Orchestra; Nathan Brock, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - . 7pm: pre-concert talk with Gillian Story. Also Mar 14. ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Fidelio. Music by Ludwig van Beethoven. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 1-800-838-3006. ; (sr/st). Also Mar 18, 2pm. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Spring Major Opera Production: Of Thee I Sing. See Mar 15. Also Mar 17, 18(2:30pm). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Balkan Music Ensemble. Irene Markoff, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●8:00: Raymond Dance Company. Seashells. Dancemakers, 15 Case Goods Lane. 416-367- 1800. -. Also 4pm(student special); Mar 17. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation. See Mar 14. Also Mar 17, 18(3:30pm). Saturday March 17 ●●1:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists. 42 | March 1 – April 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Bach Walk. Daniel Norman, organ. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-489-1551 x28. Free. Donations welcome. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. See Mar 8. Also Mar 17(7:30pm), 18. ●●2:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists. Bach Walk. John Tuttle, organ; and friends. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-489-1551 x28. Free. Donations welcome. ●●3:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists. Bach Walk. Elizabeth Anderson, organ. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-489-1551 x28. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC). Turn on the Heat: Dave Young/Gord Sheard Brazilian Quintet. Dave Young; Gord Sheard; Luanda Jones; Mark Kelso; Reg Schwager; Jazz Exiles. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. ; (st). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. See Mar 8. Also Mar 18. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Spring Major Opera Production: Of Thee I Sing. See Mar 15. Also Mar 18(2:30pm). ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. St. Paddy’s Day Celebration. Kevin Quain and Michelle Rumball, vocalists and instrumentalists. St. Nicholas Birch Cliff Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-729-7564. /(adv). ●●8:00: Raymond Dance Company. Seashells. Dancemakers, 15 Case Goods Lane. 416-367- 1800. -. Also Mar 16(4pm student special; 8pm). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: SongBird North. Andrea Ramolo, Danny Marks and Miss Emily, songwriters; Blair Packham, host. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Mathew Tembo and the Afro-Routes Band. Traditional Zambian music combined with modern music and reggae. Mathew Tembo, silimba, kalimba, vocals; Tich Maredza, guitar; Gordin Mapika, drum kit; Tichaona Gombiro, bass guitar. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). ●●8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. Shadows. Rutter: Shadows song cycle; Renaissance lute songs. Richard Cunningham, countertenor; James Renwick, guitar. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844-3972. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation. See Mar 14. Also Mar 18(3:30pm). Sunday March 18 ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. In Concert. Brahms: Three Violin and Piano Sonatas. Robert Uchida, violin; Peter Allen, piano. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. 416-822-0613. ; (brunch & concert). Also Mar 19(7:30pm, St. George the Martyr Anglican Church). ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Sleeping Beauty. See Mar 8. ●●2:00: Peter Margolian and Friends. Chamber Music Concert. Hindemith: Die Sonne sinkt, for soprano and piano; Sonata for trumpet and piano; Es ist etwas im Menschen, for soprano and piano; Es kann in Ewigkeit, for soprano and piano; Françaix: Suite for trumpet and piano; Le coq et le renard, for soprano and piano. Jocelyn Freilich, soprano; John McGuigan, trumpet; Peter Margolian, piano. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-422-2262. Free. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Songmasters: You’re Welcome, Rossini. Lucia Cesaroni, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. SOLD OUT. ●●2:00: Toronto City Opera. Fidelio. Music by Ludwig van Beethoven. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 1-800-838-3006. ; (sr/st). Also Mar 16, 7:30pm. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Spring Major Opera Production: Of Thee I Sing. See Mar 15. Clemens Hagen with Kirill Gerstein SuNDAY, mArCH 18, 3pm prE-CONCErT TALK 2pm KOErNEr HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW. rCmuSIC.COm/pErfOrmANCE ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. String Concerts: Clemens Hagen, cello with Kirill Gerstein, piano. An all Beethoven program. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. 2pm: pre-concert talk with Rick Phillips. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation. See Mar 14. ●●4:00: Novi Singers Toronto/Toronto Sinfonietta. The Passion and Resurrection. Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor. Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 647-447-6581. ; free(under 12). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Paul Novotny, bass; Robi Botos, piano. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:00: Hart House Singers. Music for Choir and Brass. Works by Vaughan Williams, Bruckner and Walker. Brass and percussion ensemble; Conrad Gold, piano; David Arnot- Johnston, conductor. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416 978-2452. Free. Food donations to UofT Foodbank welcomed. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. The Creation. Music by Haydn. York University Concert and Chamber Choirs; Matthew Larkin, organ; Dr. Lisette Canton, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/ st). ●●8:00: Gadfly. Klorofyl: Gadfly. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. Monday March 19 ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. In Concert. Brahms: Three Violin and Piano Sonatas. Robert Uchida, violin; Peter Allen, piano. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416- 822-0613. . Also Mar 18(2pm, St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The Artist’s Life Through Song. Ben Moore: Dear Theo; Jeffrey Ryan: Miss Carr in Seven Scenes; and other works. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Christopher Enns, tenor; Steven Philcox, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Roy Patterson, Lorne Lofsky and Mark Eisenman directors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. Tuesday March 20 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat. A theatrical work for small chamber ensemble which tells the story of a young soldier who trades his violin to the devil in exchange for unlimited economic gain. Artists from The Glenn Gould School. 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: Rising Stars Recital. Performance students from the UofT Faculty SUNDAY, MARCH 18 - 7:30 P.M. with the York University Concert and Chamber Choirs Matthew Larkin, organ Dr. Lisette Canton, conductor Grace Church on-the-Hill 300 Lonsdale Road Tickets adults | students & seniors 416-736-5888 | ampd.yorku.ca/boxoffice music.ampd.yorku.ca of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Vocal Ensemble. Mike Cadó, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Concert Orchestra. In Concert with Schiavo-Marchegiani Mozart Piano Duet. Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos K365; Symphony in B-flat K45b “Cavaliere”; Regina coeli in C K108; Żebrowski: Magnificat. Sergio Marchegiani and Marco Schiavo, pianos; Kasia Konstanty and Karolina Podolak, sopranos; Jeremy Ludwig, baritone; Novi Singers; Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-556-0812. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Dance Theatre. Glass Fields. Music by Ann Southam and original music by Thom Gill, Greg Harrison, Jonathan Adjemian, Charles Quevillon, and Sarah Shugarman. Valerie Calam, Alana Elmer, Yuichiro Inoue, Peter Kelly, Megumi Kokuba, dancers; Tedd Robinson, Hanna Kiel, Amanda Acorn, Jasmyn Fyffe and Christopher House, choreographers. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -. Also Mar 21, 22, 23, 24. ●●8:00: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Anthony Michelli, Artie Roth and Kelly Jefferson, directors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 HAYDN: THE CREATION CANZONA THE MUSIC SPEAKS The BRAHMS SONATAS for violin and piano Robert Uchida – violin, (concertmaster of the Edmonton Symphony), & Peter Allen – piano UPCOMING CONCERTS: APR 15/16, MAY 27/28 2017-18 CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES ON TORONTO ISLAND SUN. MARCH 18, 2PM Brunch at 12:30PM St. Andrew-by-the-Lake Church, Toronto Island IN THE CITY MON. MARCH 19, 7:30PM St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John Street, Toronto SINGLE CONCERT TICKETS with brunch (Island concerts only): reservations@canzona.org 416-822-0613 thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2018 | 43

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