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Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018

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PLANTING NOT PAVING! In this JUNE / JULY /AUGUST combined issue: Farewell interviews with TSO's Peter Oundjian and Stratford Summer Music's John Miller, along with "going places" chats with Luminato's Josephine Ridge, TD Jazz's Josh Grossman and Charm of Finches' Terry Lim. ) Plus a summer's worth of fruitful festival inquiry, in the city and on the road, in a feast of stories and our annual GREEN PAGES summer Directory.

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District, 9 Trinity St. 416-368-4849. . Opens Jun 16, 7pm. Runs to Jun 19. Sat- Tues(7pm), Sun(2pm). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Paz de la Jolla & The Man in Black with Cacti. See Jun 16. Also Jun 17(2pm); 20(7:30pm); 21(7:30pm); 22(7:30pm). ●●7:30: North Wind Concerts. Handel: Airs for the Theatre. Music from Handel’s operas arranged for Baroque winds. Colin Savage, chalumeau/recorder; John Abberger, oboe; Marco Cera, oboe/oboe d’amore; Alison Melville: traverso/recorder; Dominic Teresi, bassoon; Paul Jenkins, chamber organ/ harpsichord. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-588-4301. ; (sr/st/arts); (child). ●●8:00: Church of St. Peter and St. Simonthe-Apostle. Flutuosity. Works by C.P.E. Bach, Telemann, Jolivet and Aitken. Ross Pearson, flute. 525 Bloor St. E. 416-469-5781. ; (sr/st); PWYC. ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. L’Histoire du Soldat. Stravinsky: L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale). Sophie Goulet, narrator; Philippe van de Maele, actor (The Soldier); Nicolas van Burek, actor (The Devil); Kristian Alexander, conductor. Cornell Recital Hall, 3201 Bur Oak Ave., Markham. 905-604- 8339. . ●●8:00: Toronto Creative Music Lab/Music Gallery. TCML 2018 Showcase. 10 new works, developed by TCML participants in the week leading up to the concert. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 647-230-3272. /(adv); (members). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto 3. Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel). Daniil Trifonov, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–8.00. Sunday June 17 ●●12:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival. Many Strings Attached. See Summer Festival Listings, pages 44-51. ●●1:00: Bernard Betel Centre. Father’s Day A. Concerts in the GTA Concert. Choral music with soloists. Coro San Marco. 1003 Steeles Ave W. 225-2112. . ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Paz de la Jolla & The Man in Black with Cacti. See Jun 16. Also Jun 20(7:30pm); 21(7:30pm); 22(7:30pm). ●●2:00: Tapestry Opera. Tables Turned. See Jun 16. Also Jun 17, 18, 19. ●●3:00: Aga Khan Museum. Home with Ara- Best, Moskitto Bar, Frazer Sundown and the Ukwehuwe Connection. 77 Wynford Dr. 416- 628-5648. ; .50(Friends); (sr/st). SUNDAY JUNE 17, 2018 | 3 PM RUSSIAN-SPANISH SALON: MADRID >> MOSCOW offcentremusic.com ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Russian- Spanish Salon: Madrid-Moscow. Lara Dodds- Eden, Joni Henson, Sheila Jaffé, Inna Perkis, Brett Polegato, and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-6323. ; (sr/st); (young adult); (child). ●●3:00: Upper Canada Choristers. Strawberry Social Fundraiser Concert. Gershwin: Selections from Porgy and Bess - Bess You Is My Woman Now, I Got Plenty of Nothin’ and My Man’s Gone Now; Gershwin Medley including Someone to Watch Over Me, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, and Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye; Porter: Begin the Beguine, Let’s Do It, and Night and Day; and other works. Guests: Cantemos; Valerie Abels, staging and narration. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510. . Finger foods and strawberry shortcake. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Manuel Piazza, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Tour Send-Off Concert: Ring of Fire. TCC’s touring choir’s final concert before singing at Choral Canada’s national Podium Conference and Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●4:00: Villa Charities. “O mio babbino caro” Omaggio a Puccini: Opera Arias. Works by Puccini. Jonelle Sills, soprano; Christopher Dallo, tenor; Rolando Nicolosi, piano. Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 416-789-7011 x320. Free. ●●7:00: Tapestry Opera. Tables Turned. See Jun 16. Also Jun 18, 19. ●●7:30: Charm of Finches. In Concert. Music for flute ensemble, including piccolos, alto and bass flutes. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Simms: First Came The Temple (Premiere); Heath: Return to the Avalon. Charm of Finches (Laura Chambers, Tristan Durie, Terry Lim, Anh Phung and Katherine Watson); Guests: Kelly Zimba and Camille Watts. East Common Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 647-892-8251. ; (st/arts worker). ●●8:00: Luminato Festival. Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. 416- 368-4849. .07; .25(arts). ●●8:00: The Music Gallery. Chino Amobi and myst milano. 918 Bathurst St. 416-204- 1080. /(adv); (st/members). 7:30: doors open. ●●8:00: Tone Music Festival. In Concert. The Revival Ensemble; Sick Boss Löve. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137. /(adv). Monday June 18 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Catalyst Ensemble. See Summer Festival Listings, pages 44-51. ●●7:00: Tapestry Opera. Tables Turned. See Jun 16. Also Jun 19. Tuesday June 19 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Tost String Quartet. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Kennedy Kimber-Johnson, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:00: Luminato Festival/Eve Egoyan. Solo for Duet. Linda Catlin Smith: Thought and Desire for piano and amplified voice; Nicole Lizée: David Lynch Études for amplified piano, amplified voice/foot stomping/guitar and soundtrack with video; Michael Snow: EVƎ for solo piano; John Oswald: Homonymy for prepared disklavier, voice, movement and video; Eve Agoyan and David Rokeby: Surface Tension for disklavier and real-time video; Eve Egoyan: Duet for solo piano. Eve Egoyan, piano. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-368- 4849. .32. Also Jun 20. ●●7:00: Tapestry Opera. Tables Turned. See Jun 16. ●●8:00: Tone Music Festival/Music Gallery’s Departure Series. In Concert. Oren Ambarchi & Will Guthrie; Jazz Bras Dot Com & Retired. Jam Factory, 2 Matilda St. 647-478- 9526. /(adv). Wednesday June 20 ●●12:00 noon: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Nicholas Schmelter, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Imre Olah, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●1:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival. Toronto Baroque Summer Institute Orchestras and Choirs. See Summer Festival Listings, pages 44-51. ●●7:00: Luminato Festival/Eve Egoyan. Solo for Duet. See Jun 19. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Paz de la Jolla & The Man in Black with Cacti. See Jun 16. Also Jun 21(7:30pm); 22(7:30pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Ax Plays Mozart. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G K453; Mahler: Symphony No.9. Emanuel Ax, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75– 8.00. Also Jun 23. Thursday June 21 ●●12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Carillon Recital. John Widmann. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. Free; donations welcomed. Donations go to the Metropolitan’s carillon renovation project. ●●7:30: Brott Music Festival. Music of the Night. See Summer Festival Listings, pages 44-51. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Paz de la Jolla & The Man in Black with Cacti. See Jun 16. Also Jun 22(7:30pm). ●●7:30: North York Concert Band. Concert Under the Stars. John Edward Liddle, conductor. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., North York. 416- 533-9481 x394. Free. Also July 10 (Earl Bales Park Friday June 22 ●●12:00 noon: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Thank You, Toronto! Repertoire to be confirmed. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. Free. ●●7:00: Toronto Summer Opera Workshop. Dvořák’s Rusalka. Local talent and visiting young professionals. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 856- 607-9578. Freewill offering. In Czech with English subtitles. Also June 23, 24. ●●7:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416- 598-3444 x243. Free with donation. Also Jun 23(10am & 12pm). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Paz de la Jolla & The Man in Black with Cacti. See Jun 16. ●●8:00: Borealis Big Band. It Might as Well Be Spring. Contemporary big band music. Gord Shephard, conductor. Newmarket Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., Newmarket. 905-717- 3319 or borealisbigband@gmail.com. . 56 | June 1 - September 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective/ Music Gallery. Fusing: Premieres VII. Works by Kaie Kellough + Jason Sharp, Rebecca Leonard, Juro Kim Feliz, Amy Hull, and others. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 647-456-7597. ; (members/sr/ arts); (st). ●●9:00: Tone Music Festival. In Concert. Charles Gayle; Ways. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. /(adv). All ages. Saturday June 23 ●●10:00am: Family Fun Festivals Group. Canada Music Festival 2018. Multicultural festival. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., North York. 416-500-0007. Free. Until 10pm. Also Jun 24. ●●10:00am: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243. Free with donation. Also Jun 22(7pm), 23(12pm). ●●12:00 noon: Family Fun Festivals Group. Global Village Festival 2018. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., North York. 416- 500-0007. Free. ●●12:00 noon: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243. Free with donation. Also Jun 22(7pm), 23(10am). ●●7:00: Shevchenko Musical Ensemble. Together. Folk music and songs in English, Ukrainian, Russian, French and Czech. Mixed Voice Choir; Toronto Mandolin Orchestra; Alexander Veprinsky, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-533-2725. ; (st). ●●7:00: Toronto Summer Opera Workshop. Dvořák’s Rusalka. Local talent and visiting young professionals. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 856- 607-9578. Freewill offering. In Czech with English subtitles. Also June 22, 24. ●●7:30: Organix Concerts. In Concert. Loreto Aramendi, organ. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-571-3680. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival. The Grand Finale. See Summer Festival Listings, pages 44-51. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Payadora Tango Ensemble. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin/voice; Robert Horvath, piano; Joseph Phillips, bass; Drew Jurecka, bandoneon; Elbio Fernandez, vocals. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Ax Plays Mozart. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G K453; Mahler: Symphony No.9. Emanuel Ax, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75– 8.00. Also Jun 20. Sunday June 24 ●●10:00am: Family Fun Festivals Group. Canada Music Festival 2018. Multicultural festival. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., North York. 416-500-0007. Free. Until 10pm. Also Jun 23. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: The Sacred Music of Duke Ellington. Brian Barlow Big Band. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:00: Luminato Festival. Ólafur Arnalds: All Strings Attached. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-368-4849. .32. ●●7:00: Toronto Summer Opera Workshop. Dvořák’s Rusalka. Local talent and visiting young professionals. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 856- 607-9578. Freewill offering. In Czech with English subtitles. Also June 22, 23. ●●7:30: Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra. Last Night at the Proms. Holst: The Planets Op.32 (excerpts); Grainger: Country Gardens; Handel in the Strand; Shepherd’s Hey; Lunn: Downton Abbey Suite; Vivaldi: Gloria in excelsis Deo; Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No.1. Jessica Kun, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 787-8811. ; (sr/st). Monday June 25 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Matthew Larkin, Organ. See Summer Festival Listings, pages 44-51. Tuesday June 26 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Suhashini Arulanandam, violin. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Owen Spicer, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●6:30: The Painted Lady. Willard Bond: Jiggery Pokery CD Release. 218 Ossington Ave. info@thepaintedlady.ca. No cover. JUN 26 Peter Oundjian, conductor TSO.CA SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Christopher Plummer’s Symphonic Shakespeare. Wagner: Overture to Das Liebesverbot; Debussy: King Lear Fanfare; Mendelssohn: Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op.61; Berlioz: Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict; Walton: Selections from Henry V Suite; and other works. Christopher Plummer, narrator; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .00–9.00. Thursday June 28 ●●7:00: Harbourfront Centre. Summer Music in the Garden: Parallel Lives: Music from La Belle Époque in England and France. See Summer Festival Listings, pages 44-51. ●●7:30: Brott Music Festival. The Infinite Sky. See Summer Festival Listings, pages 44-51. ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Love and Faith. Ravel: Boléro; Elgar: Violin Concerto Op.61; Prokofiev: Symphony No.3 in c Op.44. Kristian Alexander, conductor; Andrew Sords, violin. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-604- 8339. -; (sr); (youth). 7:15pm pre-concert recital; 7:30pm pre-concert talk; intermission discussion with Andrew Sords. BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY 9 JUN 28, 29 & 30 Peter Oundjian, conductor TSO.CA SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Symphony 9. Beethoven: Symphony No.9. Kirsten MacKinnon, soprano; Lauren Segal, mezzo; Andrew Haji, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .00–9.00. Also Jun 29, 30(7pm). Friday June 29 ● ● 12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Carillon Recital. Gordon Slater. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. Free; donations welcomed. Donations go to the Metropolitan’s carillon renovation project. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Symphony 9. Beethoven: Symphony No.9. Kirsten MacKinnon, soprano; Lauren Segal, mezzo; Andrew Haji, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .00–9.00. Also Jun 28, 30(7pm). Saturday June 30 ●●7:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Symphony 9. Beethoven: Symphony No.9. Kirsten MacKinnon, soprano; Lauren Segal, mezzo; Andrew Haji, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .00–9.00. Also Jun 28, 29(both 8pm). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Ravel’s Bolero. Ravel: Boléro; Elgar: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Prokofiev: Symphony No.3 in c Op.44. Andrew Sords, violin; Jan Miłosz Zarzycki, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-645-9090. ; (sr); (youth). Sunday July 1 ●●4:00: Harbourfront Centre. Summer Music in the Garden: Songs for the Women. See Summer Festival Listings, pages 44-51. ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Unionville Canada Day Celebration. Beethoven: Overture to King Stephen Op.117; J. Strauss, Sr.: Radetzky March; Ravel: Boléro; Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.1; Saint-Saëns: Dance macabre; Tchaikovsky: The Year 1812, festival overture in E-flat Op.49. Michael Berec, conductor; Alexander Gangurean, violin. Unionville Millennium Bandstand, 143 Main St., Unionville. 905-604-8339. Free. Monday July 2 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Florian Hoefner Trio. See Summer Festival Listings, pages 44-51. Wednesday July 4 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints thewholenote.com June 1 - September 7, 2018 | 57

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