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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.

Lunchtime Chamber Music:

Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. 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. Music at Midday. Tom Fitches, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert. Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute K620; Ravel: Mother Goose Suite; Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra. Earl Lee, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Wednesday April 18 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Opera Out of the Box. Original compositions, unique arrangements and outof-the-box interpretations. Danika Lorèn, soprano; Stéphane Mayer, 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. ●●12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Aaron James, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Free Times Cafe. 60s Folk Revival: Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone? Sue and Dwight, folk roots duo; Michelle Rumball, guitar and vocals; Tony Laviola, bass. 320 College St. 416-967-1078. . Reservations required. Songsheets provided for audience sing-along. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Mortals, Myths, Lovers, Victims and the Survivors. A Music Anthology. Music by Strauss, Schubert, Messiaen, Duparc, Korngold, Poulenc, Berg, Menotti and Morlock. Vanessa Lanch, soprano; William Shookhoff, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. ; 10(st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix: Max Raabe and Palast Orchester. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●8:00: Small World Music. Itamar Erez: Solo Show. Traditional Zambian music combined A. Concerts in the GTA with modern music and reggae. Itamar Erez, composer, guitar and piano. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). Thursday April 19 Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Finishing the Hat. Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Sandra Horst, piano. 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. MONTEVERDI Apr 19–28 OPERAATELIER.COM ● ● 7:30: Opera Atelier. The Return of Ulysses. Music by Monteverdi. Krešimir Špicer, tenor (Ulysses); Mireille Lebel, mezzo (Penelope); Carla Huhtanen, soprano (Fortuna/Melanto); Christopher Enns, tenor (Telemaco); Isaiah Bell, tenor (Eurimaco); and others; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. -7. Also Apr 21, 22(3pm), 24, 27, 28(4:30pm). VERDI Overture to “La Forza del Destino” ERIK KREEM Symphony in C minor, 1st mvt. TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor with pianist Lauren Esch TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme with cellist Alik Volkov Join the Maestro’s Circle – 0 per person Each Maestro’s Circle ticket receives: 4 premium balcony seating 4 tax receipt for 4 special recognition in the concert programme 4 a free gift and more Friday April 20 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Kodály: Meditation on a Theme by Debussy; Bartók: Roumanian Dance Op.8/a No.1; Kuzmenko: In Memoriam of the Victims of Chernobyl; Conway-Baker: Sonata. Mary Kenedi, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Toronto Chamber Players. Symphony of the Sea. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, 288 Bremner Blvd. 647-351-3474. ; .25(sr & ages 6-13); (ages 3-5). ●●7:30: Music on Main. William O’Meara, Organ. Works for organ; organ accompaniment to movie “Our Hospitality” starring Buster Keaton. Trinity United Church (Newmarket), 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. 905- 895-4851. ; (st). ●●7:30: Oleg Samokhin. In Concert. Mozart: sine nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music Music for a Royal Convent The Las Huelgas Codex Friday, April 20, 8 pm Trinity College Chapel 6 Hoskin Avenue Tickets / 416-978-8849 Information 416-638-9445 Sonata No.10 in C K330; Liszt: Five Concert Etudes; Ravel: Miroirs (Reflections); Albeniz: Selection from Suite Espagnole Op.47. Oleg Samokhin, piano. St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, 61 West Deane Park Drive, Etobicoke. 416- 622-5577. . Also Apr 28 (Thornhill). ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Ennis Sisters: Keeping Time. Original music featuring humourous stories, step dancing and Celtic instruments. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713- 1818. /(adv). Cash bar. ●●8:00: Echo Chamber. Origin. Bach: Preludio from Partita No.3; Chaconne from Partita No.2; Saariaho: Nocturne; Ysaÿe: Sonata No.2 for solo violin; Kurtág: Selections from Signs, Games and Messages. Aaron Schwebel, violin; Robert Stephen and Jenna Savella, dancers. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 647-780-9040. ; (st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Made in Trio Ensemble. Works by Debussy, CPE Bach, Nino Rota, Abigana, Mantovani, Dupuis and Connesson. David Dias da Silva clarinet; Rute Fernandes, flute; Sinforosa Petralia, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; 10(st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Berlioz/Bernstein: Symphonic Dances (from West Side Story); Poulenc: Concerto in d for Two Pianos and Orchestra. Johannes Debus, conductor. Guests: La Fiammata piano duo (Linda Ruan and Charissa Vandikas). Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - . 6:45: prelude recital. 7:15: pre-concert talk with Gillian Story. ●●8:00: Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music. Music for a Royal Convent: Las Huelgas Codex. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-978-8849 (reservations), 416-638-9445 (information). ; (sr/st/unwaged). ●●8:00: Toronto Guitar Society. In Concert: Steve Cowan and Jesus Serrano. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-964-8298. /(adv); /(st). Saturday April 21 ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters ... in Vienna and Madrid. Chamber music performance. Works by Vanhal, Boccherini and Mozart. John Abberger, oboe; Christina Saturday April 21, 2018 8 pm Annual Fundraising Concert & Silent Auction Silent Auction opens at 7 pm Join us for the Annual Fundraising Concert & Silent Auction—enjoy an evening of great music and the chance to bid on an amazing selection of silent auction items! TICKETS: at the door / in advance ORDER ONLINE BY PHONE 416.879.5566 P.C. HoTheatre 5183 Sheppard Ave E (1 block east of Markham Rd), Scarborough | 416.879.5566 50 | April 1 – May 7, 2018

Zacharias, violin; Patrick Jordan, viola; Margaret Gay, violoncello. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. . Also Apr 25 (11am, Heliconian Hall). ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concert: The Animated Orchestra. Bizet: Carmen - Suite No.1, No.1a (Aragonaise); Rossini: Excerpt from William Tell Overture; Traditional: Mister Sun (singalong); Bizet: Carmen - Suite No.1, No.5 (Les Toréadors); Smith: The Animated Orchestra. Greg Smith, narrator and composer; Dina Gilbert, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .00–.75. Also 4pm. ●●3:00: Oakville Choir for Children and Youth. A Few Good Men, A Few Good Men in Training, and Friends. First United Church (Port Credit), 151 Lakeshore Rd W., Mississauga. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (under 13). ●●4:00: Abendmusik at St. John’s Norway. J.S. Bach: The Musical Offering. J.S. Bach: The Musical Offering BWV1079. Molly Evans-Stocks and Jimin Shin, violinists; Matthew Whitfield, organ and harpsichord. St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. 647-302-2074. Free will offering. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concert: The Animated Orchestra. Bizet: Carmen - Suite No.1, No.1a (Aragonaise); Rossini: Excerpt from William Tell Overture; Traditional: Mister Sun (singalong); Bizet: Carmen - Suite No.1, No.5 (Les Toréadors); Smith: The Animated Orchestra. Greg Smith, narrator and composer; Dina Gilbert, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .00–.75. Also 2pm. ●●7:00: Church of St. Andrew, Scarborough. Passion and Talent at Annual Spring Concert. Katrina Cherys Martinez, soprano and piano; Winston Hurlock, tenor; Marie English-Critchlow, vocals; Marcus Walker, keyboard, drums and music director. 2333 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough. 416-571-6192. ; (st). Complimentary post-concert refreshments. ●●7:30: Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir. Wrapped in Light. M. Haydn: Missa Sancti Aloysii; Purcell: Come Y Sons of Art; Andre Arnesen: Even When He is Silent. Emperor String Quartet; Matthew Coons, organ; Kate Carver, piano; Kelly Galbraith, conductor. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-655-7335. . ●●7:30: Concerts at Scarborough Bluffs. An Evening of Jazz with the Patricia Wheeler Quartet. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-267- 8265. ; free(child). ●●7:30: North York Concert Band. April Showers. Music with a nautical or rain theme, Canadian music, and tunes from the movies and Broadway shows. John Edward Liddle, trumpet and conductor. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-393-1650 x20100. ; (under 12). ●●7:30: Oakville Choral Society. A Classical Spring. Celebrating the many moods of choral music – joyful, poignant, triumphant. Works by Pergolesi, Durante, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Rd., Oakville. 289-351-1574. /(adv); (st); free(under 13). Also Apr 22(2pm). ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. The Return of Ulysses. See Apr 19. Also Apr 22(3pm), 24, 27, 28(4:30pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Don Pasquale. Donizetti. In concert with piano accompaniment. Mikhail Shemet, bass-baritone (Don Pasquale); Austin Larusson, baritone (Dr. Malatesta); Grace Quinsey, soprano (Norina); Fabian Arciniegas, tenor (Ernesto); Claire Harris, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ●●7:30: Toronto Guitar Society. In Concert: Máximo Diego Pujol. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416- 964-8298. /(adv); /(st adv). Coffee and dessert reception included. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. 100 Years of Jazz Double Bass. Works by Duke Ellington, Oscar Pettiford, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers, and others. Bernard Dionne and guests. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st/member). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Annual Fundraising Concert and Silent Auction. Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino; Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture; Variations on a Rococo Theme; Grieg: Piano Concerto in a; Kreem: Symphony in c (Mvt 1). Lauren Esch, piano; Alik Volkov, cello. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. and up; (sr/st); free(under 12). “American” Saturday April 21st, 8:00 PM Rhapsody in Blue West Side Story Fanfare for the common man... ●●8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. American. Barber: Adagio for Strings; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Griffes: Poème for flute and orchestra; Bernstein: Dances from West Side Story. Laura Bolt, flute; Kathleen Chang, piano; John Palmer, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-238-0015. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Greenbank Folk Music Society. Triple Folk Feature. Featuring folk, blues and country music. Zachary Lucky; Ryan Cook; Little Miss Higgins. Greenbank Hall, 19965 Highway #12, Greenbank. 905-985- 8351. . ●●8:00: Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra. Dressed in Love. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (Overture-Fantasy); Gounod: Je veux vivre from Romeo and Juliet; Rodgers & Hammerstein: I Enjoy Being a Girl from Flower Drum Song; Puccini: Quando m’en vo from La Bohème; Donizetti: Regnava nel silenzio from Lucia di Lammermoor; and other works. Leslie Fagan, soprano; Jessica V. Kun, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 787-8811. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz: Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya. African roots in tribute to The Jazz Epistles. Special guest: Freddie Hendrix. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Freddy’s Tune: Turntable Bach with Strings Attached. Bach: Musical Offering; John Adams: Phrygian Gates. Gryphon Trio; DJ SlowPitchSound; Dafnis Prieto, percussion; Scott Good, performer; Roberto Occhipinti, double bass. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. From . ●●8:00: York Symphony Orchestra. Russian Champions. Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia; Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. Vivian Chen, piano. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 416-410- 0860. ; $23(sr); (st). Also Apr 22 (mat, Richmond Hill). Sunday April 22 ●●1:30: Classical Music Conservatory. Music for a Cause: Benefit Concert for SickKids. Teiya Kasahara, soprano; Eslin McKay, violin; Hannah Bussière; Arkose (Erik Ross, Torrie Seager and Rob MacDonald); and others. Roncesvalles United Church, 214 Wright Ave. 416-537-5995. PWYC; /(kids) suggested. Freddy’s Tune April 21, 8pm | Trinity-St.Paul’s Turntable Bach, strings attached FEATURING The Gryphon Trio DJ SlowPitchSound Roberto Occhipinti Dafnis Prieto Scott Good CMC’S ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT MUSIC FOR A CAUSE Sunday, April 22 1:30pm April 1 – May 7, 2018 | 51

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