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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.

RBC Foundation

RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Students from the Department of Music. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free. Wednesday March 28 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series: Western University Percussion Ensemble. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ●●7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Choral Celebration 2: Together in Song. First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave, London. 519-661-3767. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Chamber Music Concert. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. Thursday March 29 ●●12:00 noon: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Music at Noon: Duo Percussion. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-884-1970 x2432. Free. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Camerata RCO. Brahms: String Quintet Op.111; and works by Schumann, Herrmann and others. Members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(st). Friday March 30 ●●7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Bach: St. John Passion. Lawrence Wiliford, tenor (Evangelist); Jesse Blumberg, baritone (Christus); Helene Brunet, soprano; Jennifer Enns Modolo, alto; Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure, tenor; Dion Mazzerole, bass; Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Centre in B. Concerts Beyond the GTA the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519- 578-5660 x5290. -; (university st/ under 30); (child/high school st). Saturday March 31 ●●3:00: 5 at the First Chamber Music Series. String Extravaganza VII. Arensky: String Quartet No.2 in a for violin, viola and 2 celli; Morlock: Blue Sun for violin and viola; Dohnányi: String Sextet in B-flat. Yehonatan Berick and Csaba Koczo, violins; Caitlin Boyle and Theresa Rudolph, violas; Rachel Desoer and Rachel Mercer, cellos. First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton. 905-399-5125. ; (sr); (st/ unwaged); free(under 12). ●●7:30: Guelph Chamber Choir. Brahms’ A German Requiem: “Farewell Concert” for Conductor Gerald Neufeld. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Daniel Lichti, baritone; Musica Viva Orchestra; Gerald Neufeld, conductor; Alison MacNeill, piano. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. ; (group of 4 or more); (30 and under/ st); (14 and under). Tuesday April 3 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Piano and guitar students from the Department of Music. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905- 688-0722. Free. ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. The University Wind Ensemble. Zoltan Kalman, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (child); (eyeGo); free(Brock students). Wednesday April 4 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Daniel Johnston and Bear Creek Students. Hi- Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. The University String Orchestra. George Cleland, conductor. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (child); (eyeGo); free(Brock students). ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Symphonic Band: Song and Dance. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. Thursday April 5 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation Music@Noon. Piano and guitar students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free. ●●8:00: Encore Performances. Pat & Emilia. Works by Smallman, Bizet, Verdi, Puccini and Gounod. Tara Sievers-Hunt, soprano; Jocelyn Zelasko sopranos; ensemble. Willistead Manor, 1899 Niagara St., Windsor. 519-253- 2365. . Also Mar 23(St. Catharines); Mar 24(Toronto). Friday April 6 ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western SEARCH: DATE: University Wind Ensemble: Meditation and Exaltation. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Cirque de la Symphonie. Evan Mitchell, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Apr 7. Saturday April 7 ●●2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Wonderful Winds and Beautiful Brass. Evan Mitchell, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). ●●7:00: Barrie Concerts. Sinfonia Toronto and Stewart Goodyear, Piano. Dvořák: Serenade; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 “The Emperor”. Nurhan Arman, conductor. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. . ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Genius of John Coltrane. Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Robert Dvorkin, Piano. Debussy: Preludes (Books I and II). KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Cirque de la Symphonie. Evan Mitchell, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Apr 6. GO Listings online. JUST ASK| Any time. www.thewholenote.com Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra March 21 Organist Cameron Carpenter April 11 905-681-6000 burlingtonpac.ca 440 Locust Street in Burlington 52 | March 1 – April 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

C. Music Theatre These music theatre listings contain a wide range of music theatre types including opera, operetta, musicals and other performance genres where music and drama combine. Listings in this section are sorted alphabetically by presenter. ●●Alexander Showcase Theatre. The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, based on the novel. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 416-324-1259. -. Opens Apr 6, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 14. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Sun(2pm). ●●Brampton Music Theatre. Beauty and the Beast. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln, Brampton. 905-874-2800. ; (sr/ st). Opens Mar 29, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 7. Thurs-Sat(7:30pm). ●●Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: The Monkiest King. Preview of the world premiere. Music by Alice Ping Yee Ho; libretto by Marjorie Chan. 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. Mar 8, 12pm. ●●Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Opera for All Ages. 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. Mar 15, 12pm. ●●Canadian Opera Company. Vocal/Dance Series: Highlights from Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses. 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. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. Mar 29, 12pm. ●●Canadian Stage. In This Body. Conceived and sung by Fides Krucker, choreographed and danced by Peggy Baker, Laurence Lemieux and Heidi Strauss. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416-368-3110. - . Opens Mar 14, 8pm. Runs to Mar 18. Wed/Thurs/Sat(8pm), Fri(7pm), Sun(1pm). ●●Canadian Stage. The Overcoat: An Opera. Music by James Rolfe, libretto by Morris Panych. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front the overcoat a musical tailoring MAR 27-APR 14 canadianstage.com St. E. 416-368-3110. and up. Opens Mar 27, 8pm. Runs to Apr 14.Tues/Wed/Thurs/ Sat(8pm), Fri(7pm), Sun(1pm). ●●Choralis Camerata. Gilbert & Sullivan. Trial by Jury; other highlights of Gilbert & Sullivan. Louisa O’Keane, vocals. St. Andrew’s United Church (Niagara Falls), 5645 Morrison St., Niagara Falls. 905-646-9225. ; (sr); (st). Mar 24, 7:30pm. ●●City Centre Musical Productions. Chess: The Musical. Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd. 905-615-4720. ; (sr/st). Opens Mar 16, 8pm. Runs to Mar 25. Thurs-Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). ●●Civic Light Opera Company. They’re Playing Our Song. Music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. Zion Cultural Centre, 1650 Finch Ave. E. 416-755-1717. . Opens Mar 14, 7pm. Runs to Mar 25. Wed (7pm), Thurs-Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). ●●Drayton Entertainment. Hairspray. Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge. 46 Grand Ave S., Cambridge. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens Mar 14, 2pm. Runs to Apr 8. Days and times vary. Visit draytonentertainment.com for details. ●●Drayton Entertainment. The Drowsy Chaperone. Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, book by Bob Martin. St. Jacob’s Schoolhouse Theatre, 11 Albert St. W., St. Jacob’s. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens Mar 28, 2pm. Runs to Apr 15. Tues-Thurs/Sat/ Sun(2pm), Thurs-Sat(7:30pm). ●●East Side Players. [title of show]. Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, book by Hunter Bell. Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery Rd. 416-425- 0917. ; (st). Opens Feb 23, 8pm. Runs to Mar 10. Wed-Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). ●●Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Stars of the COC Ensemble Studio. Offenbach: Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour from Les contes d’Hoffman; Mozart: Excerpts from Così fan tutte; Puccini: O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi. Danika Lorèn, soprano; Simone McIntosh, mezzo; Samuel Chan, baritone; Stéphane Mayer, piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; - (st). Mar 18, 2:30pm. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Cabaret. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 1-888-324-6282. .99-.99. Opens Feb 16, 7:30pm. Runs to May 6. Fri/ Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm), Sun(4pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Beauty and the Beast. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton. Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. 1-888-324-6282. .99-.99. Opens Mar 3, 7:30pm. Runs to May 13. Fri/ Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm), Sun(12pm/4pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 1-888-324-6282. .99-.99. Opens Mar 9, 7:30pm. Runs to May 20. Fri/ Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm), Sun(12pm, 4pm). ●●Mirvish. Come From Away. Music, lyrics and book by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 416- 872-1212. and up. Opens Feb 13, 8pm. Runs to Sep 2. Tues-Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Mirvish. Gobsmacked. Created by Ball-Zee. CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St. 416-872-1212. - . Opens Mar 14, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 25. Tues-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(1:30pm). Also Mar 15,21(1:30pm). ●●Mirvish. An American In Paris. Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, book by Craig Lucas, adapted by Christopher Wheeldon. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St W. 416-872-1212. -5. Opens Mar 27, 8pm. Runs to Apr 29. Tues-Sat(8pm), Sat/Sun(2pm), Wed(1:30pm). ●●National Ballet of Canada. Made in Canada. Music by Lubomyr Melnyk, Antonio Vivaldi, and Owen Belton. Robert Binet, James Kudelka, Crystal Pite, choreographers. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. -5. Opens Feb 28, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 4. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●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. -5. Opens Mar 8, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 18. Tues-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●North Toronto Players. Lear Incorporated. Music by Arthur Sullivan, Georges Bizet, Gioachino Rossini, Johann Strauss and others. Paper Mill Theatre, 67 Pottery Rd. 416- 481-4867. . Opens Mar 16, 8pm. Runs to Mar 25. Fri/Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). ●●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. . Mar 10, 7:30pm. ●●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. . Apr 7, 7pm. ●●Opera York. Marriage of Figaro. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Geoffrey Butler, artistic director; Renee Salewski, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 787-8811. -; (st). Mar 2, 7:30pm. Also Mar 4(2pm). ●●Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School Opera 2018: Die Fledermaus. Music by Johann Strauss II, libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Gené. Royal Conservatory Orchestra; Nathan Brock, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. 7pm: pre-concert talk with Gillian Story. Mar 14, 7:30pm. Also Mar 16. ●●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. Mar 18, 2pm. Note: SOLD OUT. ●●Soulpepper Concert Series. A Moveable Feast: Paris in the ’20s. Mike Ross, music director. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666. -. Opens Mar 30, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 10. Days and times vary. Visit soulpepper. ca for details. ●●Southern Ontario Lyric Opera/Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. La Traviata. Music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. Knox’s Galt Presbyterian Church, 2 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge. 905-681-6000. -. Mar 1, 7:30pm. ●●Southern Ontario Lyric Opera/Milton Philharmonic. La Traviata. Music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Milton Philharmonic. First Ontario Centre for the Arts, Milton, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. 905- 681-6000. -. Mar 11, 2pm. ●●Southern Ontario Lyric Opera. Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci. Music by Puccini and Leoncavallo. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000. -. Mar 3, 7:30pm. ●●Steppin’ Out Theatrical Productions. Celebrate 10. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -. Mar 23, 7:30pm. Also Mar 24. ●●Toronto City Opera. Fidelio. Music by Ludwig van Beethoven. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 1-800-838-3006. ; (sr/st). Mar 16, 7:30pm. Also Mar 18, 2pm. ●●Toronto City Opera. The Magic Flute. Music by W. A. Mozart. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 1-800-838-3006. ; (sr/st). Mar 23, 7:30pm. Also Mar 25, 2pm. ●●University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Opera Spotlight. A preview of UofT Opera’s production of Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Mar 1, 12:10pm. ●●University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Spring Major Opera Production: Of Thee I Sing. Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. Michael Patrick Albano, director; Sandra Horst, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Opens Mar 15, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 18. Thurs-Sat(7:30pm), Sun(2:30pm). ●●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). Apr 3, 5pm. ●●Voicebox: Opera in Concert. The Ecstasy of Rita Joe. Music by Victor Davies. Marion Newman, mezzo (Rita Joe); Evan Korbut, baritone; Michelle Lafferty, soprano; Evan Korbut, baritone; Robert Cooper, conductor and chorus director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. Mar 24, 8pm. Also Mar 25(2:30pm). ●●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). Mar 2-3(8pm), 4(3pm). thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2018 | 53

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