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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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Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●7:00: Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. See Mar 27. Also Mar 31, Apr 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. ●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Metropolitan Festival Choir and Orchestra; Ellen McAteer and Gisele Kulak, sopranos; Christina Stelmacovich, mezzo; Charles Davidson, tenor; Daniel Lichti, baritone. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. ; (18 and under). ●●7:30: Toronto Beach Chorale. Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor. Mozart: Mass in c K427 with completions from K139 and motets. Jennifer Krabbe, soprano; Laura McAlpine, mezzo; Matthew Cassils, baritone; Marcel van Helden, tenor. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6634. /(adv); /.50(7-18yrs/adv); free(under 7). ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space: Good Friday. 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 28. ●●8:00: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto. Vesuvius Ensemble: In Deum. Traditional music for Good Friday. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-356-5016. ; (sr/ st); free(children under 12). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Tchaikovsky and Liszt. Liszt: Totentanz S126; Piano Concerto No.2 S125; Wing-Wha Chan: Harp A. Concerts in the GTA Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 Op.29 “Polish”. Kristian Alexander, conductor; Ricker Choi, piano; Teresa Suen, harp. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -; (sr); (youth). 7:15pm pre-concert recital; 7:30pm pre-concert talk; intermission discussion with Ricker Choi and Teresa Suen. Saturday March 31 ●●10:00am: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Easter Vigil Choral Service. Works by Wood, Lechneri and Taverner. 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. ●●8:00: Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. See Mar 27. Also Apr 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Sunday April 1 ●●10:30am: St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto). Easter Sunday Service. Works by Charles Wood, Eleanor Daley and Randall Thompson; Widor: Toccata. Cathedral Brass Quartet; St. Andrew’s Gallery Choir; Dan Bickle, organ. 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x220. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●1:00: Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. See Mar 27. Also Apr 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. ●●7:00: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Easter Solemn Evensong & Devotions. Works by Kellyu, Hadley and Willan. Choir of St. Thomas’s Church; Matthew Larkin, organist and director of music; Elizabeth Anderson, assistant organist. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach MUSIC FOR GOOD FRIDAY METROPOLITAN FESTIVAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA & SOLOISTS: Ellen McAteer and Gisele Kulak, sopranos Christina Stelmacovich, mezzo-soprano Charles Davidson, tenor; and Daniel Lichti, baritone GOOD FRIDAY MARCH 30, 2018, 7:30 P.M. Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen Street East (at Church Street), Toronto, Ontario TICKETS: /10 AGES 18 AND UNDER Buy yours from the Met E-Store at www.metunited.org or call 416-363-0331 ext. 26 (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Freewill offering. Religious service. Monday April 2 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Instrumental Masterclass in Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. Tuesday April 3 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Performance students from the UofT Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. From the 19th Century. Works by Donizetti, Delibes, Verdi, Wagner and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Toronto Youth Choir Concert. Selections from wellknown oratorios. Guest soloists from University of Toronto’s Oratorio Class. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-932-8666 x231. Donations accepted. ●●8:00: Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. See Mar 27. Also Apr 4, 5, 6, 7. Wednesday April 4 ●●12:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Concert Orchestra. Paul Widner, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Guitar Orchestra. Jeffrey McFadden, director. University of Toronto Art Museum, 15 King’s College Circle. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. See Mar 27. Also Apr 5, 6, 7. ●●8:00: Cathy Yang. Fables: Piano Music from Debussy to Uematsu. Works for piano duo by Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc; solo works/ improvisations on themes from Uematsu: Final Fantasy; and other works. Cathy Yang and Benyamin Nuss, pianos. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 519-774-6988. . Thursday April 5 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Rosebud String Quartet. Works by Huw Watkins and others. Sheila Jaffé and Aaron Schwebel, violins; Keith Hamm, viola; guest cellist. 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: Asher Ian Armstrong, Piano and Emily Kruspe, Violin. Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann Op.9; Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in G Op.78. 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: Chamber Strings. Matt Brubeck, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Adam Sherkin. Liszt: Pilgrimage. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage Book I S160; Im Rhein, im schönen Strome S272; Die Loreley S273; Sherkin: Three New Songs “Offers More Than Earthly Meat and Drink”; Sonata No.2 “Cŵn Anwnn”; Sonata No.3 “Elfin Land”; Sunbent (2015). Adanya Dunn, soprano; Adam Sherkin, piano. Glenn Gould Studio, lobby, 250 Front St. W. 416-535-4612. ; (sr); (35 and under). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble: Loss and Reflection. George: Firefly; Bryant: Nothing Gold Can Stay; Morawetz: Memorial to Martin Luther King; Blackshaw: Soulström; Maslanka: Traveler. Shauna Rolston, cello; Gillian Mackay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. See Mar 27. Also Apr 6, 7. BACH B-MINOR MASS APR 5–8, 2018 JEANNE LAMON HALL, TRINITY-ST. PAUL’S CENTRE tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach B Minor Mass. Dorothee Mields, soprano; Laura Pudwell, mezzo-soprano; Charles Daniels, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -9. 7pm: pre-concert chat. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius Symphony 5. Mendelssohn: Fair Melusina 48 | March 1 – April 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Overture; Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Stenhammar: Intermezzo (from Sången); Sibelius: Symphony No.5. Ray Chen, violin; Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–8.00. 6:45pm Free pre-concert performance by The TSO Chamber Soloists. Also Apr 7(8pm); 8(3pm). Friday April 6 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Mozart and Rachmaninoff. Emily Chiang and Young-Ah Bang, piano 4-hands. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. See Mar 27. Also Apr 7. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Apr 7. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Kim Mitchell. Rock and roll. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. . Series discount available. ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. We Sing and Play! Guests: Toronto Winds; Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971- 9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents III: The Music of Ken Aldcroft. Karen Ng, saxophone. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. ; (members). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Bernstein @ 100. Featuring Jamie Bernstein, Wallis Giunta, Sebastian Knauer, and ARC Ensemble. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach B Minor Mass. Dorothee Mields, soprano; Laura Pudwell, mezzo-soprano; Charles Daniels, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne We Sing and Play! Friday, April 6, 8pm With special guests The Toronto Winds Dylan Maddix, Artistic Director Music by Rutter, Chatman, and Matthew Emery 383 Huron Street, Toronto 416-971-9229 www.exultate.net an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -9. 7pm: pre-concert chat. Saturday April 7 ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. Latin American Music Ensemble and Steel Pan Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●7:00: Opera by Request. Handel’s Orlando, In Concert. Kinga Lizon, mezzo (Orlando); Vania Chan, soprano (Angelica); Daniela Agostino, mezzo (Dorinda); Shannon Halliwell-McDonald, mezzo (Medoro); and others; William Shookhoff, music director and piano. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Joyous Music from Haydn to Poulenc. Haydn: Te Deum; Schubert: Mass in F “German Mass”; Brahms: Vier Quartette; Poulenc: Gloria. Caroline Corkum, soprano; Henry Renglich, conductor; Carl Steinhauser, piano and organ. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-779-2258. . 6pm: Spring Marketplace. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Symphony Orchestra. Freedman: Suite from Oiseaux Exotiques; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919 version). Uri Mayer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Pre-performance chat. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Apr 6. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. An Evening of Slam: Free Together. Joy, Caylah, Yao and D-Track. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st/member). ●●8:00: Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. See Mar 27. ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Mozart’s Requiem. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G; Requiem in d K626; Alleluia Jubilate. Christine Lamoureux, soprano; Ron Greidanus, piano. St. John’s United Church (Georgetown), 11 Guelph St., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. ; (st). ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Musical Tales. Guest: Vanessa Lanch, soprano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. - . Also Apr 8(2pm). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. New Canadian Global Music Orchestra. Featuring David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●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. ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra/Toronto Choral Society. Glorious Music. Dvořák: Symphony No.8; Royer: Gloria; Vivaldi: Gloria. Toronto Choral Society (Geoffrey Butler, conductor); Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (Ronald Royer, conductor). Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. www.spo.ca. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach B Minor Mass. Dorothee Mields, soprano; Laura Pudwell, mezzo; Charles Daniels, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Thursday March 1 ●●12:00 noon: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Music at Noon: Penderecki String Quartet. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884- 1970 x2432. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Trio Tangere. Piazzolla: Fuga y misterioso; Debussy: Suite Bergamesque; Donkin: Three Short Stories; Ysayë: Sonata No.6; Maute: Cabana à sucre; and other works. Trio Tangere: Marc Djokic, violin, Jérôme Ducharme and Louis Trépanier, guitars. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 886-1673. ; (st). Friday March 2 ●●12:00 noon: Music at First-St. Andrew’s United Church. Friday Lenten Noon Recital. Paul Merritt, organ. First-St. Andrew’s United Church (London), 350 Queens Ave., London. 519-679-8182. Freewill offering. Lunch following . ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series: Joseph Lanza, violin and Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord. Part of the Western/Tafelmusik 7th annual residency. Baroque chamber music on period instruments. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto. Lutosławski: Overture for Strings; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in b-flat; Janáček: Taras Bulba; B. Concerts Beyond the GTA BACH B-MINOR MASS APR 10, 2018 GEORGE WESTON RECITAL HALL, TORONTO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS tafelmusik.org Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -9. 7pm: pre-concert chat. Also Apr 8(3:30pm), 10. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius Symphony 5. Mendelssohn: Fair Melusina Overture; Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Sibelius: Symphony No.5. Ray Chen, violin; Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–8.00. Also Apr 5(8pm); 8(3pm). IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Belleville, Cambridge, Cobourg, Dundas, Guelph, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the- Lake, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Waterloo, Windsor Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn. Alexandra Dariescu, piano; Marzena Diakun, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Mar 3. ●●8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. The Tender Land. Music by Aaron Copland; libretto by Horace Everett. Anna Theodosakis, stage director; Leslie De’Ath, conductor. Wilfrid Laurier University, Theatre Auditorium, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. ; (sr/st). Also Mar 3, 4(3pm). Saturday March 3 ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Tiger in the Well. Kait Taylor, storyteller; KWS Musicians. Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). Also Feb 24(Conrad Centre, Kitchener); Mar 24(Elmira). ●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. St. Matthew Passion. J.S. Bach. Talisker Players; Maeve Palmer, soprano; Lillian Brooks, mezzo; Zach Finkelstein and James McLean, tenors; Robert Cooper, conductor; and others. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 1-855-515-0722 or 905-688- 0722. ; (sr); (under 30); (st); (child); (eyeGo). ●●8:00: DaCapo Chamber Choir. Reincarnations. Guest: Catherine Robertson, piano. St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener. 519-725-7548. ; (sr); (st); (eyeGO/child). Also thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2018 | 49

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