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Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018

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In this issue: we talk with jazz pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo about growing up in Toronto, building a musical career, and being adaptive to change; pianist Eve Egoyan prepares for her upcoming Luminato project and for the next stage in her long-term collaborative relationship with Spanish-German composer Maria de Alvear; jazz violinist Aline Homzy, halfway through preparing for a concert featuring standout women bandleaders, talks about social equity in the world of improvised music; and the local choral community celebrates the life and work of choral conductor Elmer Iseler, 20 years after his passing.

Michael Authier, guitar,

Michael Authier, guitar, percussion, and vocals. St. Nicholas Birch Cliff Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-729-7564. /(adv). ●●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/Tapestry Opera. The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring. See Apr 1. Also Apr 13(7pm), 14. ●●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. World Music Series: KUNÉ with Odessa/Havanna. David Buchbinder, Hilario Durán and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Scaramella. Boccherini and Friends. Quintets by Boccherini; divertimenti by Michael Haydn, Leopold Mozart, and J.G. Albrechtsberger. Elizabeth Loewen Andrews and Michelle Odorico, violins; Matthew Antal, viola; Josephine van Lier, cello; Joëlle Morton, Viennese double bass. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. -. ●●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. See Apr 5. Also Apr 8(3:30pm), 10(8 pm George Weston Recital Hall) ●●8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. Bach Rediscovered. Works by Casals, Mendelssohn and Bach. Shonagh McVean, cello; John Stephenson, organ; Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor. Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/ st). Sunday April 8 ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Musical Tales. Guest: Vanessa Lanch, soprano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, A. Concerts in the GTA 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. - . Also Apr 7(8pm). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Rolston String Quartet with Robert McDonald. Debussy: String Quartet; Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Op.44. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. Free. ●●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. ●●3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Dutch Treats. Joe Alessi, trombone; Johan de Meij, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. . ●●3:00: North York Concert Orchestra. Hansel and Gretel. Music by Humperdinck. Guests: Vox Youth Choir; Gwenna Fairchild- Taylor, narrator. Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave. 416 628 9195. -. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music/ Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Invesco Piano Concerts: Beatrice Rana. Works by Schumann, Ravel and Stravinsky. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. 2:00: pre-concert talk with Rick Phillips. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church. Organ Recital. Works by J.S.Bach, Barraine, Jackson and Guilmant. Gordon Mansell, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961- 8116. Free. ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Ilya Poletaev, Piano, Axel Strauss, Violin and Yegor Ilya Poletaev, piano Axel Strauss, violin Yegor Dyachkov,cello Sunday April 8 3pm Heliconian Hall SyrinxConcerts.ca Dyachkov, Cello. Beethoven: Op.1 No.3; Oesterle: Centennials (I, II, III); Ravel: Piano Trio. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654- 0877. ; (st). Reception with the musicians to follow. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius Symphony 5. Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture; Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Stenhammar: Intermezzo from Sången; Sibelius: Symphony No.5. Ray Chen, violin; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-250-3708 or 1-855-985-2787. .75–8.00. Also Apr 5(8pm); 7(7:30pm). ●●3:00: York University Department of Music. York University Wind Symphony. Guest: TorQ Percussion Quartet; William Thomas, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Bach B Minor Mass. See Apr 5. Also Apr 10(8 pm George Weston Recital Hall) ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke. Andrew McAnsh, trumpet. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920- 5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:30: Hart House Symphonic Band. Appalachian Spring. Appalachian Spring; Armenian Dances; Star Wars Medley; Hans Zimmer Movie Milestones and Jurassic Park Soundtracks. Mark Saresky, conductor. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978- 2452. Free. Donations in support of Sistema, Toronto. Tuesday April 10 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Our Maliseet Songs). Jeremy Dutcher, tenor/composer. 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: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Jenny Boin Cheong, cello. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital. Manuel Piazza, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. BACH B-MINOR MASS APR 10, 2018 GEORGE WESTON RECITAL HALL, TORONTO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS tafelmusik.org ●●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. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. -. 7pm: pre-concert chat. Also Apr 7, 8(3:30pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Broadway. Selections from: Carousel, Funny Girl, The King and I, Gypsy and others. Stephanie J. Block and Ramin Karimloo, vocalists; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–7.00. Also Apr 11(2pm & 8pm), 12(8pm). Wednesday April 11 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance. Heggie: Another Sunrise (based on life and work of Krystyna Zywulska); and other works. Sara Schabas, soprano; Geoffrey Conquer, piano. 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: TO.U Collective/Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Maeve Palmer, soprano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Eric Hanbury and Anita Gaide, organ duo. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Manuel Piazza, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Broadway. Selections from: Carousel, Funny Girl, The King and I, Gypsy and others. Stephanie J. 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Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–7.00. Also 8pm; Apr 10(8pm), 12(8pm). ●●7:30: JAZZ.FM91. Jazz Lives: A Century of Nat ‘King’ Cole. An evening to pay homage to this iconic 20th-century musician. Jackie Richardson; Mary Margaret O’Hara; Robi Botos; Tom Wilson; Jazz Lives House Band (Lou Pomanti, Davide Direnzo, Marc Rogers); JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Fundraiser to support JAZZ.FM91’s youth education programs. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert. Taylor Academy Orchestra. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●7:30: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts. Celtic Woman. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669 or 416-916-7878. -0. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Cameron Carpenter. International Touring Organ. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. . Series discount available. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Broadway. Selections from: Carousel, Funny Girl, The King and I, Gypsy and others. Stephanie J. Block and Ramin Karimloo, vocalists; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–7.00. Also 2:00; Apr 10(8pm), 12(8pm). ●●9:00: Mezzetta Restaurant. Vocal Jazz. How Deep is the Ocean, Heather on the Hill, Time Flies, You Smell So Good, It Never Entered My Mind and other songs. Rebecca Enkin, vocals; Mike Allen, guitar. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. . Quiet listening policy. Thursday April 12 WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO APRIL 12, 2018 | 1.30 PM SYLVIA SCHWARTZ 416-923-7052 wmct.on.ca ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon. Berg: 7 Frühe Lieder; Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben; Guridi: Seis canciones castellanas; Turina: Tres poemas; Montsalvagte: Cinco canciones negras. Sylvia Schwartz, soprano; Olivier Godin, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●7:00: Brampton Folk Club. Looking for a Blue Bird. John Stroud, Triangl and Downtown Freddy Brown. Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton. 905-791-4055. Free with museum admission. ●●8:00: Kiran Ahluwalia. Lovefest: Welcome the Stranger. Kiran Ahluwalia, vocalist; Bhai Kabul Singh, vocalist; Souad Masai, singer and songwriter; Abul Gheit Whirling Dervishes of Egypt;. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905- 815-2021. . Also Apr 14 (Toronto). April 12 at 8pm SCHUMANN QUARTET ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Schumann Quartet. Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Op.76 No.4 “Sunrise”; Shostakovich: Quartet No.7 in f-sharp Op.108; Schumann: Quartet in F Op.41 No.2. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. -; (st, full time). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music/Batuki Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage: Fatoumata Diawara and Okavango. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●8:00: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts. An Evening with 2CELLOS. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669 or 416-916-7878. -9. Also Apr 13. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Broadway. Selections from: Carousel, Funny Girl, The King and I, Gypsy and others. Stephanie J. Block and Ramin Karimloo, vocalists; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–7.00. Also Apr 10(8pm), 11(2pm & 8pm). ●●8:08: DigitalSIlkRoad2020. Fuhong Shi: From Beijing, Here in Toronto. Works by Shi, Mozetich, Hatzis and Vivier. Joseph Petric, accordion; Rob McDonald, guitar, Colleen Cook, clarinet; Stephen Sitarski, violin: Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, piano. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 437-889-4447. PWYC. Friday April 13 ●●12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall. Noon Hour Choir & Organ Concerts: Ottawa Bach Choir - Bach to the Beatles. Works by J.S. Bach and the Beatles. Lisette Canton, conductor; Matthew Larkin, organ. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 1255. Free. OTTAWA BACH CHOIR Bach to the Beatles FRI APR 13 ◆ 12 PM FREE ROYTHOMSONHALL.COM ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Busoni: Chamber Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen; and sonatas by Haydn and Schubert. Jean-Luc Therrien, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Canadian Stage/Tapestry Opera. The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring. See Apr 1. Also Apr 14. ●●7:00: Opera by Request. Lohengrin. Wagner. In concert with piano accompaniment. Lenard Whiting, tenor (Lohengrin); Vanessa Lanch, soprano (Elsa); Jillian Yemen, mezzo (Ortrud); Andrew Tees, baritone (Telramund); Steven Henrikson, baritone (King Heinrich); John Holland, baritone (Herald); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES STRAVINSKY APR 13 – MAY 19 coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. Stravinsky (arr. LePage). Jane Archibald, soprano (the Nightingale). Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. -5. Opera runs Apr 13-May 19. Start times vary. ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Great Artist Music Series: Vladimir Soloviev, Piano. Debussy: Estampes; Beethoven: Sonata No.21 Great Artist Music Series presents Vladimir Soloviev, piano Friday, April 13, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 in C Op.53; Bach (arr. Busoni): Chaconne in d BWV1004; Scriabin: Sonata No.2 in g-sharp Op.19; Liszt: Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). CANADIAN DEBUT Alma Deutscher COMPOSER, VIOLINIST, PIANIST APRIL 13, 8:00 PM KOERNER HALL, TORONTO WWW.GLENNGOULD.CA ●●8:00: Glenn Gould Foundation. Alma Deutscher. Thirteen-year-old prodigy makes Canadian debut. Deutscher: Cinderella Opera (selections); other original compositions and an improvisation. Alma Deutscher, violin, piano and composer; guest singers. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. and up. ●●8:00: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts. An Evening with 2CELLOS. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669 or 416-916-7878. -9. Also Apr 12. ●●8:00: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert. Lloyd Webber. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Berg: Violin Concerto; Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in E. Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Kent Nagano, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. .75–8.00. thewholenote.com April 1 – May 7, 2018 | 47

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