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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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and keyboard works by Purcell, Haydn and Beethoven. Andrea Botticelli, harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2825. . 5pm: instrument exhibit; 6pm: wine and cheese. ●●Mar 13 7:30: The Toronto Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society. Monthly Meeting. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke. Anyone interested in Ellington’s music and his contributions to the art of jazz is welcome. For further information, visit or call 416-239-2683. Membership fee per person or per couple, with one free initial visit. ●●Mar 4 2:00-5:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Boito: Mefistofele. The Faust legend has provided inspiration to many famous composers – Gounod, Schumann, and others. Our program will examine a 19th-century operatic approach from a composer who was also a librettist for Giuseppe Verdi’s operas Otello and Falstaff. A selection of recordings (both audio and video) will be presented highlighting the diversity of Schubert’s compositions across many genres. For information and location contact John Sharpe: 416-898- 2549. Annual membership: (regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. Postponed from Feb 25. ●●Mar 18 2:00-5:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Made in Canada: Bruckner’s Symphonies. The symphonies of Bruckner have enjoyed the attention of two of Canada’s outstanding conductors, Yannick Nézet- Séguin at the Orchestre Métropolitan de Montréal and Georg Tintner at Symphony Nova Scotia. Selected movements from various symphonies in both audio and video formats. To confirm your attendance, call John Sharpe at 416-898-2549. Annual membership: (regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. ●●Mar 19 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Exotic Operas from Around the World. With Iain Scott, opera educator. 750 Spadina Ave. 416- 924-6211 x0. . ●●Mar 23-25: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. The Community of Singers: Joining Forces – Choral Conductor Symposium. AMADEUS CHORAL CONDUCTING WORKSHOP MARCH 25 E. The ETCeteras Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-446-0188. ●●Apr 4 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Talk. Join eminent musicologist Wayne Gooding for an engaging exploration of Anna Bolena in anticipation of the upcoming COC production. The court of Henry VIII is in tumult as the king tires of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who must now fight for her honour and her life. Don Mills Branch, Toronto Public Library, 888 Lawrence Ave. E. Please register by calling 416-395-5710. ●●Apr 6 6:00: Music Gallery/Musicworks Magazine. History Series: Creative Music Journalism. Artistic Director David Dacks talks to journalists past and present about the challenges and joys of trying to describe abstract music. Mark Miller (Globe and Mail); Carl Wilson (Slate, The Guardian, Globe and Mail); Katie Jensen (Polaris Music Prize podcast, IMPSTR); Jennie Punter (Musicworks, Toronto Star); Jerry Pratt (Exclaim). 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204- 1080. Free. Masterclasses ●●Mar 6 7:30: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Louis Applebaum Distinguished Visitor in Film Composition. Lecture by Howard Shore. Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. ●●Mar 7 1:00: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Collaborative Pianist. Masterclass by John Hess. Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●Mar 08 11:30am: York University Department of Music. Piano Masterclass with Shoshana Telner. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. Bach and Improvisation organ masterclass with William Porter SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 10AM ● ● Mar 10 10:00am: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Organ Masterclass: Bach and Improvisation. William Porter, Eastman School of Music. Sponsored by the Toronto Centre, Royal Canadian College of Organists and the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, King & Simcoe Streets. ●●Mar 25 2:00: ORMTA Central Toronto Branch. Vocal Master Class with Dr. Darryl Edwards. Vocal students (aged 15 and over) of branch members are invited to participate. Spots are limited so please register early! Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. To submit a participant, please email our Master Class Convener Elaine Lau at Auditing fee: ; non- ORMTA auditing fee: ; participant fee (includes admission for one family member): ; fee for ORMTA provided accompanist: . ●●Apr 07 1:00: Tafelmusik. Voice Masterclass. Dorothee Mields. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964- 9562 x241. Free admission for auditors. Suggested donation . Open to the public. Memorials ●●Mar 12 7:30: Public Memorial/Celebration of Life for Johnny Cowell. On behalf of the family of Johnny Cowell, please be advised that a public memorial/celebration of the life of Johnny Cowell. Light refreshments afterwards. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. The obituary is posted in The Toronto Star at www. aspx?pid=187989715. This notice will be posted on Johnny’s website, where you can also send us your memories of Johnny, which will be posted on the site. Screenings ●●Mar 24 7:30: Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir. Phantom Unmasked. A screening 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 Join the Chorus! Midtown | North York of the classic silent film The Phantom of the Opera with live accompaniment for choir and orchestra composed by Andrew Downing. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for The Compass Market Food Bank. ●●Mar 27 6:30: Royal Conservatory. The Orchestra Di Piazzo Vittorio. Directed by Agostino Ferrente. Under Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the arts scene in Rome suffered. With blatant racism on the rise, the chances of thriving as an immigrant and artist in Italy were slim. So, when a multi-ethnic orchestra, Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, sprang into being in 2002, it hit the headlines. Members of the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra will participate in post-screening performance and Q&A. Sing-alongs, Jams, Circles ●●Mar 3 12:30: Recollectiv. Rekindling the mind & rediscovering joy through music for people with cognitive challenges. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. Free with advance registration at Also Mar 10, 17, 24, 31. Tours ●●Mar 4 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Mar 11, 18 and 25. Workshops ●●Mar 4 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by viol player Justin Haynes. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779- 5750. . ●●Mar 16 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Meeting coached by Anne Massicotte. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Bring your recorders and music stand. 416-779-5750. Non-members . ●●Mar 25 2pm: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for Singers and Instrumentalists. Bruckner: Mass in E minor. Ori Siegel, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-386-0258. ; (members). Auditions: May 12 & 26, 2018 Register today: 56 | March 1 – April 7, 2018

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