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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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x20054. Free. Wednesday March 21 ●●12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. TBA, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Men’s Choir. Lisette Canton, conductor; Ted Moroney, piano. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Jaws in Concert. Williams: Jaws (film with live orchestra). Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. -. Also Mar 22, 23. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Kevin Turcotte, Jim Vivian and Frank Falco, directors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●8:00: Blythwood Winds. Winter Winds. Lebel: new work; Lau: Living Miniatures; Hostman: float; Pal: Inclinations; Lussier: Dos Tropicos! Tim Crouch, flute; Elizabeth Winter Winds Mar 21, 8pm New Canadian works blythwoodwinds.com A. Concerts in the GTA Eccleston, oboe; Anthony Thompson, clarinet; Kevin Harris, bassoon; Curtis Vander Hyden, horn. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 999-6097. /(adv). ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Vivaldi: Violin Concertos “L’amoroso” and “L’amato bene”; other works. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Elisa Citterio, violin. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. . Series discount available. ●●8:00: Toronto Dance Theatre. Glass Fields. See Mar 20. Also Mar 22, 23, 24. Thursday March 22 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Folk Meets Baroque. Eclectic exploration of dance tunes worldwide and across history, as well as elements of classical, folk and contemporary musical traditions. Edwin Huizinga, violin; William Coulter, guitar. 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: Student Chamber Music Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Vocal Ensembles. Richard Whiteman, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●1:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Brass Chamber Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●6:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Choirs. Mim Adams, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Jaws in Concert. Williams: Jaws (film with live orchestra). Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -. Also Mar 21, 23. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Christine Duncan, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: York University Jazz Orchestra. Mike Cadó, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Sound and Colour: Scriabin and Synesthesia. Scriabin: 24 Preludes for solo piano; simultaneous light-field show. Kevin Lamotte, lighting design; Andrew Burashko, artistic director and piano. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. - ; (rush tickets, 30 and under). Also Mar 23, 24. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Tower of Power. Rhythm and Blues. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. . Series discount available. Celebrating Iranian poet Simin Behbahani THE LIONESS OF IRAN Thursday March 22 ST. GEORGE THE MARTYR, 197 JOHN www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts/Music Gallery. The Lioness of Iran. New Works on texts by Iranian Poet Simin Behbahani by Brady, Tabassian, Palmer, Sabet and Radford. Marie- Annick Béliveau, mezzo; Instruments of Happiness, electric guitar quartet; Tim Brady, conductor. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416- 961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm: introduction. ●●8:00: Toronto Dance Theatre. Glass Fields. See Mar 20. Also Mar 23, 24. Friday March 23 ●●12:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. African Drumming and Dancing Ensemble. Kwasi Dunyo, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Brahms: 16 Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann Op.9; Violin Sonata No.1 Op.78. Asher Armstrong, piano; Emily Kruspe, violin. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: York University Brass Ensemble. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●1:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Woodwind Chamber Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●7:00: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night. Matthew Byrne. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655 or 905-874-2800. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Brahms for Three! Brahms: Cello Sonata No.1; Viola Sonata No.2; Trio in a. Jelena Cingara, piano; Emily Hiemstra, viola; Erika Nielsen, cello. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Machine De Cirque. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -. ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. The Magic Flute. Music by W. A. Mozart. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 1-800-838-3006. ; (sr/st). Also Mar 25, 2pm. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Jaws in Concert. Williams: Jaws (film with live orchestra). Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. -. Also Mar 21, 22. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Claude Debussy: Scandal and Mystery of Free Expression. Olivier de Spiegeleir, piano. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/ st/member). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Sound and Colour: Scriabin and Synesthesia. Scriabin: 24 Preludes for solo piano; simultaneous light-field show. Kevin Lamotte, lighting design; Andrew Burashko, artistic director and piano. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. - ; (rush tickets, 30 and under). Also Mar 22, 24. John Sheard presents Wendell Ferguson With special guest Terra Hazelton Fri, March 23, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. John Sheard Presents. Wendell Ferguson, piano and guitar; guest: Terra Hazelton, vocals. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). Cash bar. ●●8:00: Cantabile Chamber Singers. Lumina. Works by Byrd, Purcell, Brahms, Sgroi and others on the theme of Light. Church of the 44 | March 1 – April 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-922-4948. ; (st/artsworkers). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Salute to the Troops. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; free(under 12). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. 20th-Century Platinum Masters. Winning composition of the EPO’s 4th Young Composers Competition; R. Strauss: Four Last Songs; Shostakovich: Symphony No.5. Allison Cecilia Arends, soprano. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. 416- 239-5665. ; (sr)/(adv); (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Dance Theatre. Glass Fields. See Mar 20. Also Mar 24. ●●8:00: Victoria College Choir. Operetta and Musical Theatre in Concert. Selections from Gilbert & Sullivan operettas; medley from Les Misérables; and other works. Taylor Sullivan, conductor. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-585-4521. Free. Saturday March 24 ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Classical Kids: Gershwin’s Magic Key. Works by Gershwin. Classical Kids LIVE!, actors; Michelle Merrill, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .00– .75. Also 4pm. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Classical Kids: Gershwin’s Magic Key. Works by Gershwin. Classical Kids LIVE!, actors; Michelle Merrill, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .00– .75. Also 2pm. ●●4:30: Brian Stevens. Jazz Vespers. Anthony D’Alessandro, piano; Evan Gratham, bass; Keagan Evans Eskritt, drums. Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. 416-691-9682. Free. ENCORE PERFORMANCES Pat & Emilia: a photographer, a singer, and choices women make between their art and their lives. March 24, 7pm patandemilia.wixsite.com/opera ●●7:00: Encore Performances. Pat & Emilia. Works by Smallman, Bizet, Verdi, Puccini and Gounod. Tara Sievers-Hunt, soprano; Jocelyn Zelasko sopranos; ensemble. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-685-1665. ; (st). Also Mar 23(St. Catharines); Apr 5(Windsor). ●●7:30: Caution Tape Sound Collective/Association of Canadian Women Composers. Spark to Stone. Brandon: Gestures of Recoil (premiere); Lee: ...I, Laika...; Mermelstein: wonted (premiere); Hinger: from within; Simms: Granitic; and other works. Katherine Watson, flute; Adrian Irvine, violin; Amahl Arulanandam, cello; Stephanie Chua, piano; Evan Bowen, percussion; and others. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. ; (sr/st/artsworkers). PHANTOM UNMASKED The classic silent film The Phantom of the Opera with live accompaniment composed for choir and orchestra by Andrew Downing SAT. MARCH 24, 7:30PM mfchoir.com ●●7:30: Mississauga Festival Choir. Phantom Unmasked: Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir. A screening of the classical silent film The Phantom of the Opera with live orchestra and choral accompaniment. Music by Andrew Downing. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 416-986-5537. ; (12 and under). Bring a non-perishable food donation for The Compass Market food bank. ●●7:30: Musicians in Ordinary. Membra Jesu Nostri. Buxtehude. Musicians In Ordinary Ensemble (Christopher Verrette, director); St Michael’s Schola Cantorum (Michael O’Connor, director). St. Basil’s Church, University of St. Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph St. 416-926-7148. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. In Concert. Welsh hymns, operatic arias, North American folk songs and Broadway show tunes. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Markham), 143 Main St. N., Markham. 905- 294-4736. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Symphony Orchestra. Cherubini: Requiem in C Minor; Versluis: Lauds for Symphony Orchestra; Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D Op.73. University Choirs; Uri Mayer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Pre-performance chat. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Sound and Colour: Scriabin and Synesthesia. Scriabin: 24 Preludes for solo piano; simultaneous light-field show. Kevin Lamotte, lighting design; Andrew Burashko, artistic director and piano. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. - ; (rush tickets, 30 and under). Also Mar 22, 23. ●●8:00: Greenbank Folk Music Society. Lynn Miles with Keith Glass. Greenbank Hall, 19965 Highway #12, Greenbank. 905-985- 8351. . ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. David Russell, Guitar Virtuoso. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-964-8298. /(adv); /(st/adv). ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars. Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -; -(sr); (youth); (15 and under); 0(family). LAND OF KUSH MARCH 24, 8 PM Tickets at agakhanmuseum.org ● ● 8:00: Music Gallery/Aga Khan Museum. Departure Series: Land of Kush - Sand Enigma. Nadah El Shazly; Maurice Louca; Sam Shalabi, oud and guitar; Land of Kush Orchestra. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-961-9594. ; (Aga Khan Museum Friends/Music Gallery Members); (sr/st). Includes same-day Museum admission. ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu. Taiko Blues! Featuring Ken Yoshioka and Julian Fauth. Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. World Music: Diego El Cigala, flamenco guitar & voice. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. ●●8:00: Toronto Dance Theatre. Glass Fields. See Mar 20. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. National Arts Centre Orchestra. Fung: New Work; Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2; Brahms: Symphony No.2. Boris Giltburg, piano; Alexander Shelley, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–8.00. ●●8:00: Voicebox: Opera in Concert. The Ecstasy of Rita Joe. Music by Victor Davies. Marion Newman, mezzo (Rita Joe); Evan Korbut, baritone; Michelle Lafferty, soprano; Robert Cooper, conductor and chorus director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. Also Mar 25(2:30pm). Sunday March 25 ●●2:00: Toronto City Opera. The Magic Flute. Music by W. A. Mozart. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 1-800-838-3006. ; (sr/st). Also Mar 23, 7:30pm. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Percussion Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:30: Voicebox/Opera in Concert. The Ecstasy of Rita Joe. Music by Victor Davies. Marion Newman, mezzo (Rita Joe); Evan Korbut, baritone; Michelle Lafferty, soprano; Robert Cooper, conductor and chorus director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. Also Mar 24(8pm). ●●3:00: Chorus York. A Little Rock ‘n’ Pop. A matinée program of rock and pop favorites (Lennon & McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Elvis and others). Stéphane Potvin, director; Geoffrey Conquer, piano. Thornhill Presbyterian Church, 271 Centre St., Thornhill. 905-884- 7922. (family); ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Intrada Brass of Oakville. Dragons and Legends. Featuring finalists from the Intrada Brass Solo Competition. St. Paul’s United Church (Oakville), 454 Rebecca St., Oakville. 905-827-0561. ; (sr/st); free(under 10). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Chamber Music: Takács Quartet. Haydn: String Quartet No.64 in D Major Op.76 No.5; Shostakovich: String Quartet No.11; Beethoven: String Quartet No.14. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. 2pm: preconcert talk with Rick Phillips. thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2018 | 45

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