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Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018

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In this issue: our sixteenth annual Choral Canary Pages; coverage of 21C, Estonian Music Week and the 3rd Toronto Bach Festival (three festivals that aren’t waiting for summer!); and features galore: “Final Finales” for Larry Beckwith’s Toronto Masque Theatre and for David Fallis as artistic director of Toronto Consort; four conductors on the challenges of choral conducting; operatic Hockey Noir; violinist Stephen Sitarski’s perspective on addressing depression; remembering bandleader, composer and saxophonist Paul Cram. These and other stories, in our May 2018 edition of the magazine.

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Wiebe, cellos; Gordon Gerrard, piano; Shannon Mercer, soprano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart & Bruckner. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K414; Bruckner: Symphony No.8 in c (ed. Hawkshaw) (Canadian premiere). Leon Fleisher, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. .75–8.00. Also May 2(8pm), 6(2:30pm, Montreal), 7(8pm, Ottawa). ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Presents: Charm of Finches. Rose Bolton: To the Birds and Animals of the World; Hétu (arr. King): Serenade; Esko Maimets: Infinite Blue Heights; Ubertelli: In Limene Coelorum; Charke: Raga Terah. Laura Chambers, Tristan Durie, Terry Lim, Amelia Lyon and Katherine Watson, flutes. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961- 6601. /(adv); /(adv/CMC members/arts workers); (st). ●●7:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Vocal Academy Recital. TCC’s Vocal Academy members showcase their skills following a year of study with Dr. Darryl Edwards. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-932-8666 x231. Donations accepted. ANNA BOLENA DONIZETTI APR 28 – MAY 26 coc.ca ● ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Anna Bolena. Donizetti. Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano (Anna Bolena); Eric Owens, bass-baritone (Henry VIII); Keri Alkema, soprano (Giovanna A. Concerts in the GTA Seymour); Allyson McHardy, mezzo (Smeton); and others; Stephen Lawless, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -5. Opera runs to May 26. Start times vary. BEETHOVEN PASTORAL SYMPHONY MAY 3–6, 2018 KOERNER HALL, TELUS CENTRE tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Beethoven Pastoral Symphony. Beethoven: Concerto for violin in D Op.61; Symphony No.6 in F Op.68 “Pastoral”. Bruno Weil, guest director; Elisa Citterio, violin soloist; Jeanne Lamon, concertmaster; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -3. 7pm: pre-concert chat. Post-concert talkback after the show. Also May 4, 5, 6(3:30pm). Friday May 4 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit; Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata. Andrew Fu, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Parkdale Library. Nagata Shachu Presents Beats Beyond Boundaries. 1303 Queen St. W. 416-393-7676. Free. Followed by a Q&A session. ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Great Artist Music Series: James Campbell and Friends. Beethoven: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano; Ravel: Habanera; Fauré: Sicilienne; Papillon; Saint-Saëns: The Swan; Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano. James Campbell, Great Artist Music Series presents James Campbell, with Cameron Crozman & Leopoldo Erice clarinet, cello, piano Friday, May 4, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 clarinet; Cameron Crozman, cello; Leopoldo Erice, piano. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713- 1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: BeStudio.ca. Love and Carmen. Moffett: duets (premiere); Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy; Bizet: Carmen (arias, duets). Michèle Bogdanowicz, mezzo; Ernesto Ramírez, tenor; Doreen Uren Simmons, piano. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 647- 785-2213. PWYC. ●●8:00: Caliban Arts/Remix Lounge. In Concert. Alexander Brown Quintet featuring Hilario Durán and Elizabeth Rodriguez. Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. 647-722-4635. ; (adv); (Early Bird until Apr 27). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Art of the Piano: Satoko Inoue. Works by Kondo, Hoshiya, Shibuya and Watanabe and Jamieson. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; 10(st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Pictures at an Exhibition. Dvořák: Piano Quintet No.2; Chan Ka Nin: Mountain Song; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Anastasia Rizikov, piano; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-250-3708 or 416-733-9388. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Beethoven Pastoral Symphony. See May 3. Also May 5, 6(3:30pm). ●●8:00: TTSS Musical Theatre Ensemble. Big City, Big Songs: A Musical Theatre Revue. Songs by Porter, Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber in a relaxed cabaret show. Linda Eyman, director. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. 416-975-8555. -. Also May 5. Saturday May 5 ●●1:30: Oakville Choir for Children and Youth. Journeys in Song. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (under 13). Also 4:30pm. ●●2:30: Bel Canto Singers. Silver Anniversary Concert: Can’t Stop Singing. Adams: We Rise Again; Maschwitz & Sherwin: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square; Les Misérables Medley (arr: Lojeski); MacGillivray: Song for the Mira; Rogers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Music; and other works. Leanne Piller, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, accompaniment. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-265- 7586. ; free(child). Also 7:30. ●●3:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Fire and Ice. Finale to TCC’s 40th anniversary concert season. Music reflecting the diversity of Canada. Works by Kuzmenko, Henderson, Adams, Telfer and others. Winona Zelenka, cello; Stan Klebanoff, trumpet; Elise Bradley, conductor. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-932-8666 x231. .50-.50. ●●4:30: Oakville Choir for Children and Youth. Journeys in Song. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (under 13). Also 1:30pm. ●●7:00: Din of Shadows. Din of Shadows II. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-526-1040. /(adv). Also 9:30pm. ●●7:00: Singing Together 2018. A Celebration of Cultural Diversity. Choral music from different ethnic groups. Rutter: Music’s Always There with You; Beethoven: Ode to Joy (in 9 different languages). Cantemos; Chinese Choir of Toronto; Coro San Marco; Joyful Singers; Nayiri Armenian Choir of Toronto; and others. Toronto Full of Joy Church, 1100 Petrolia Rd. 647-289-1954. . ●●7:00: Small World Music/Raag-Mala Toronto. 16th Annual Asian Music Series: Sarod and Vocal Recitals. Classical Indian Music. Pandit Partho Sarothy, sarod; Vidushi Shruti Sadolikar, vocals; Pandit Ramdas Palsule, tabla; Sri Neelesh Nadkarni, harmonium. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416- 276-5616. -; (st). ●●7:30: Annex Singers. North by Northeast. Contemporary choral music by Scandinavian and Baltic composers. Dobrogosz: Jazz Mass; works by Gjeilo, Pärt, Ešenvalds, Miškinis and others. Maria Case, director. Grace Church Sat. 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on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-968-7747. ; (sr/st); free(8-12). ●●7:30: Bel Canto Singers. Silver Anniversary Concert: Can’t Stop Singing. Adams: We Rise Again; Maschwitz & Sherwin: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square; Les Misérables Medley (arr: Lojeski); MacGillivray: Song for the Mira; Rogers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Music; and other works. Leanne Piller, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, accompaniment. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-265- 7586. ; free(child). Also 2:30. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Anna Bolena. See May 3. Also May 8, 11, 16, 20(2pm), 24, 26. ●●7:30: Cantemus Singers. Songs for Young Elizabeth. Fayrfax: O Lux beata Trinitas; Sheppard: In pace in idipsum; Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah; Blessed are those that are undefiled; Mundy: O Lord, the Maker of all things; and works by Cornysh. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-578-6602. ; free(under 12). Also May 6(3pm, Church of the Holy Trinity). ●●7:30: Espressivo Singers. Where There Is Love: Celebrating 10 Years of Espressivo Singers. Mechem: Sing All Ye Joyful Op.55 No.1; Leland/White (arr. Coolen): Morning Trumpet; Debussy (arr. Raines): Nuit d’étoiles; L’Engle/Gawthrop: Mary Speaks Madeleine; Jenkins: Adiemus from Songs of Sanctuary; Jasperse: VoiceDance. St. George’s Memorial Church, 51 Centre St. S., Oshawa. 905-686-6299. ; (under 13). ●●7:30: Georgetown Choral Society. Crowning Glory. An evening of regal music to celebrate 65 years since the crowning of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Music from the Coronation, royal weddings, celebrations, the Proms and personal favourites of the Queen. Christopher Dawes, conductor; Simon Walker, piano. Georgetown Christian Reformed Church, 11611 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown. 905-877-7795. (family); ; (st/child). ●●7:30: Islington United Church. Don Banks Music Awards Finalists Competition Concert. Young performers competing in strings, winds, voice & piano. 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-239-1131. Food Bank donation requested. ●●7:30: Korean Canadian Chamber Concerts and Friends. Children’s Day! Korean Children songs; Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals. St. George Anglican Church, 5350 Yonge St. 416-737-0521. ; (st). ●●7:30: Milton Philharmonic Orchestra. All You Need Is Love. Classic Beatles’ hits. First Ontario Centre for the Arts, Milton, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. 905-875-5399. ; (sr); (st/child). ●●7:30: Mississauga Festival Choir. Generations. Rutter: Mass of the Children. Mississauga Festival Choir; Mississauga Festival Youth Choir; Resonance; orchestra. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●7:30: Music at St. Andrew’s. For King and Country: 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I. Tony Quarrington & Friends: Mary Lous Fallis, soprano; Allison Angelo, soprano; Stuart Laughton, trumpet; Arthur Renwick, dobro; James Gordon, guitar. With dramatic readings, big-screen A/V show, and displays of Vimy Cross and war artifcats. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. . CD launch. ●●7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Concerto Competition Grand Prize Winners Concert. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-483-6787. ; (sr); (st); free(12 and under). Also May 6(3pm, St. Simon’s Anglican Church). ●●7:30: Opus 8. What Is Our Life? Choral music that asks the eternal questions of the human condition. Works by Gibbons, Howells, Josquin, Gombert and Bach. Opus 8 Choral Octet. Church of St. Martin-in-the- Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 647-233-5803. PWYC. Reception following concert. ●●7:30: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. Dreamsongs. Gjeilo: Dreamweaver (Canadian premiere); Song of the Universal (Toronto premiere); and works by Daley, Sirett, Penfound, Hawley, and others. Ellen McAteer, soprano; Jason Fowler, guitar; VOCA Chamber Strings; Jenny Crober, conductor; Elizabeth Acker, accompanist. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-947-8487. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Ambiance Singers. Annual Charity Concert. Jazz standards, blues, country, pop, show tunes and gospel songs. Guest: Ori Dagan; Danny McErlain, conductor. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. .50; .75(12 and under). Net proceeds to The Journey. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. John Cage: Duos for Piano and Violin. Satoko Inoue, piano; Clemens Merkel, violin. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; 10(st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents IV: Pursuit Grooves + 2nd Son + Naman Cale. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080. ; (members). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. SongBird North (Music Mix). Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Flights of Fantasy. Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio; Bisson: Epitaph, Concert Piece for String Quartet; Mahler: Symphony No.4. Odin String Quartet; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. www.spo.ca. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Beat It! Ryan Scott, percussion. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. 416-975-8555. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Beethoven Pastoral Symphony. See May 3. Also May 6(3:30pm). ●●9:30: Din of Shadows. Din of Shadows II. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-526-1040. /(adv). Also 7pm. Sunday May 6 ●●2:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. Ensemble! With Adleisia. Holst: Hymn to Vena; Fauré: Les Berceaux; Holst: Ave Maria; Henderson: Come Ye Makers of Song; Verdi: Laudi Alla Vergine. Guests: Adleisia Women’s Choir. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-978-8849. ; (sr/under 35); (st). ●●2:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Handel’s Heroines. Opera arias by Handel for soprano; and other works. Vania Chan, lyric coloratura soprano; Rezan Onen- Lapointe and Jimin Shin, baroque violins; Rebecca Morton, baroque cello; David Podgorski, harpsichord. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 647-779-5696. /(adv); (st). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes. Sara Daneshpour, piano. Medalist from the International Artur Rubinstein Competition. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket. Vandikas Family. Instrumental group of six. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart & Bruckner. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K414; Bruckner: Symphony No.8 in c (ed. Hawkshaw) (Canadian premiere). Leon Fleisher, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. La Maison Symphonique, 1600 St Urbain St., Montreal. 514-842-2112. .75–8.00. Also May 2(8pm), 3(2pm), 7(8pm, Ottawa). ●●3:00: Cantemus Singers. Songs for Young Elizabeth. Fayrfax: Fayrfax: O Lux beata Trinitas; Sheppard: In pace in idipsum; Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah; Blessed are those that are undefiled; Mundy: O Lord, the Maker of all things; and works by Cornysh. Church of What is our life? May 5, 7:30pm, Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields Opus 8 brings you the existential choral ponderings of Howells, Britten, Whitacre, Gombert, Gibbons, and more. Entry is pay-what-you-can-afford. Join us for a free post-concert reception thewholenote.com May 1 – June 7, 2018 | 45

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