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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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Takács Quartet SuNDAY, mArCH 25, 3pm prE-CONCErT TALK 2pm KOErNEr HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW. rCmuSIC.COm/pErfOrmANCE A. Concerts in the GTA ●●4:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. The Community of Singers: Joining Forces. Eglinton St. George’s United Church Choir and other choristers from the surrounding area; Lydia Adams, conductor; Joan Andrews, conductor; Shawn Grenke, piano and organ. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-446-0188. ; ; . ●●5:30: Canadian Sinfonietta. Young Artist Competition Winners Concert. Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro; Bruch: Mvt 3 from Violin Concerto No.1; Mozart: Mvt 1 from Piano Concerto No. 9; Bellini: Ah per sempre from I Puritani; Puccini: Questo amor, vergogna mia from Edgar; Anlun Huang: Seven Canadian Folksongs in Chinese Style. Winners of the 3rd Annual Canadian Sinfonietta Young Artist Competition. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 647-812-0839. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:00: Knox Presbyterian Church. Seven Last Words of Christ. Works by Mendelssohn, Washburn and Dearden. Knox Presbyterian Church Senior Choir, soloists, strings and THE ASSOCIATES OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m. THE COMPANION’S GUIDE TO ROME Wolfgang Sonata for bassoon & cello Amadeus Mozart in B flat maj K.292 François Devienne Quartet for bassoon and strings in G minor, Op. 73, No. 3 Andrew Norman Companion’s Guide to Rome Tickets , Seniors & Students Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre 427 Bloor St. W. Box Office: 416-419-7507 www.associates-tso.org organ. Knox Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 630 Spadina Ave. 416-921-8993. Freewill offering. ●●7:00: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Palm Sunday Concert: The Crucifixion by John Stainer. Choir of St. Thomas’s Church; Matthew Larkin, organist and director of music; Elizabeth Anderson, assistant organist. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church (Toronto). Concerts at St. Cuthbert’s. Fauré: Requiem. McMaster University Choir; St. Cuthbert’s Parish Choir. 1399 Bayview Ave. 416-485-0329. Freewill offering. Monday March 26 ●●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: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Small Concerts: The Companion’s Guide to Rome. Mozart: Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B-flat K292; Devienne: Quartet for Bassoon and Strings in g Op.73 No.3; Norman: Companion Guide to Rome. Amanda Goodburn, violin; Theresa Rudolph, viola; Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello; Samuel Banks, bassoon. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-419- 7507. ; (sr/st). Franz Josef Haydn The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross Windermere String Quartet & Eric Friesen, reader MONDAY, MARCH 26, 7:30PM shaftesburymusic.org ●●7:30: Shaftesbury Salon Series. Seven Last Words. Haydn: Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross with readings. Windermere Quartet; Eric Friesen, reader. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-964-0177. . ●●8:00: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Baroque Music by Candlelight. Larry Beckwith, violin; singers and a period instrument ensemble. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. PWYC. Tuesday March 27 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Highlights from Anastasia. Magical tale of the Russian Grand Duchess. Barbotin: Anastasia. Ballet Jörgen; Bengt Jörgen, choreographer and artistic director. 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. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. A Family Affair: Music of Rodgers and Guettel. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. gamUT: Contemporary Music Ensemble. Wallace Halladay, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. the overcoat a musical tailoring MAR 27-APR 14 canadianstage.com ●●8:00: Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. Music by James Rolfe, libretto by Morris Panych. Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-368-3110. and up. Opens Mar 27, 8pm. Runs to Apr 14.Tues/Wed/Thurs/ Sat(8pm), Fri(7pm), Sun(1pm). March 27 at 8pm DÉNES VÁRJON ● ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Dénes Várjon, piano. Beethoven: Bagatelles Op.126; Bartók: For Children (excerpts); Elegy No.2; Improvisations Op.20; Liszt: Sonata No.2 in b. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 46 | March 1 – April 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

416-366-7723. -; (st, full time). Wednesday March 28 ●●12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: New Music Ensemble. Matt Brubeck, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Matthew Whitfield, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: York University R&B Ensemble. Ron Westray, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. A program of music for contemplation and reflection. Vaughan Williams: Mass in g; and works by Ešenvalds, Rachmaninoff, Bruckner, Lucaszewski and others. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416-408-0208. and ; and (sr); (VoxTix for 30 years and under). Also Mar 30. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Jazz Orchestra and 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra. Renee Rosnes, piano; Gordon Foote, director; Jim Lewis, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (st). ●●8:00: Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. See Mar 27. Also Mar 28, 29, 30, 31, Apr 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Brahms & Rachmaninoff SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR Mar 28 & 29 Lars Vogt, piano TSO.CA ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brahms & Rachmaninoff. Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. Lars Vogt, piano; Stéphane Denève, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–8.00. 7:15: Pre-concert chat with Tom Allen, North lobby. Also Mar 29(mat). Thursday March 29 ● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal/Dance Series: Highlights from Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses. A tale of love and tragedy about the return of the Greek king Ulysses to his family after a twentyyear absence fighting in the Trojan War. Atelier Ballet; Opera Atelier; Marshall Pynkoski, co-artistic director. 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: Winners’ Recital. Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize in Song and Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky Prize in Accompanying. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Piano Showcase. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brahms & Rachmaninoff. Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. Lars Vogt, piano; Stéphane Denève, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–8.00. 7:15: Pre-concert chat with Tom Allen, North lobby. Also Mar 28(eve). ●●6:15: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Maundy Thursday Choral Service. Works by des Prez, Duruflé and Byrd. Choir of St. Thomas’s Church; Matthew Larkin, organist and director of music; Elizabeth Anderson, assistant organist. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Symphony. Buckley: Free Running; Healey: One Midsummer Morning; Tower: Fascinating Ribbons; Giroux: Symphony No.4 - Bookmarks from Japan. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Symphony Orchestra. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/ st). ●●8:00: Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. See Mar 27. Also Mar 30, 31, Apr 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. ●●8:00: Payadora Tango Ensemble. Death and Rebirth of Tango: What Happened After the Golden Era of Tango? Original tangos from 1950s to today; Argentinian folk music; Tango Nuevo; works by Piazzolla, Baffa, Troilo, Salgan and Saluzzi. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin; Alex Sevastian, accordion; Robert Horvath, piano; Joe Phillips, double bass. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 647-688-2352. . Friday March 30 ●●10:30am: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Good Friday Choral Service. Works by Sanders and Corsi. Choir of St. Thomas’s Church; Matthew Larkin, organist and director of music; Elizabeth Anderson, assistant organist. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●10:30am: Lawrence Park Community Church. From Darkness to Light. Ruth Watson Henderson. Michele Bogdanowicz, mezzo; Paul Winkelmans, baritone; instrumental ensemble; Choir of Lawrence Park Community Church; Mark Toews, conductor. 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-489-1551. Free. Religious service. ●●11:00am: Humbercrest United Church. Choral Concert. Rutter: Requiem. Jennifer Krabbe, soprano; orchestra; Melvin J. Hurst, director of music; Rev. Jessica McCrae, presider. 16 Baby Point Rd. 416-767-6122. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●3:00: Trinity St. Paul’s United Church Choir. Cantos Sagrados. MacMillan: Cantos Sagrados; Balfour: Take the Indian; Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (excerpts). Guests: VIVA! Chamber Choir; VIVA! Youth Singers; Raise Her Voice Oakville Choir for Children and Youth. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-922-8435 x26. Free. NINE SPARROWS ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT FRIDAY, MARCH 30 4PM SPECIAL GUESTS Anne Lindsay Celtic violin Sharlene Wallace Celtic harp ninesparowsarts.net ●●4:00: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Good Friday Concert: Music and Readings for a Most Holy Day. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir (William Maddox, conductor); Hedgerow Singers (Eric Robertson, conductor); Colleen Burns and Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes, narrators; Anne Lindsay, Celtic violin; Sharlene Wallace, Celtic harp; Lark Popov, piano; Stephen Boda, organ. Yorkminster Park Baptist Music for Holy Week & Easter St. Thomas’s Church 383 Huron Street, Toronto ______________________ Palm Sunday, March 25 7:00 pm THE CRUCIFIXION By John Stainer For choir, organ & soloists Freewill offering f Monday, March 26 8:00 pm BAROQUE MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT Violinist Larry Beckwith leads singers and a period instrument ensemble. Pay what you can f CHORAL SERVICES See music list at stthomas.on.ca MAUNDY THURSDAY March 29, 8:00 pm GOOD FRIDAY March 30, 10:30 am EASTER VIGIL March 31, 9:00 pm EASTER DAY, April 1 Sung Eucharist at 9:30 am (Book of Alternative Services) Solemn Eucharist at 11:00 am (Book of Common Prayer) Solemn Evensong & Devotions at 7:00 pm (Book of Common Prayer) ___________________ Matthew Larkin Organist & Director of Music Elizabeth Anderson Assistant Organist thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2018 | 47

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