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Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019

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In this issue: A prize that brings lustre to its laureates (and a laureate who brings lustre to the prize); Edwin Huizinga on the journey of Opera Atelier's "The Angel Speaks" from Versailles to the ROM; Danny Driver on playing piano in the moment; Remembering Neil Crory (a different kind of genius)' Year of the Boar, Indigeneity and Opera; all this and more in Volume 24 #5. Online in flip through, HERE and on the stands commencing Thursday Jan 31.

Choreography by Ceinwen

Choreography by Ceinwen Gobert. David Lang: love fail (arr. for women’s choir) (Canadian premiere). Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-978-8849 or ; (sr/under 25); (st). ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Oriental Blue CD Launch. Samuel Bonnet, acoustic guitar; Mathias Wallerand: saxophones. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). ●●8:00: Spectrum Music. The Rebel: Breaking Down Barriers. Seven new works premiere. Works by Hanus, McBride, Victoria, Welchner, Wilde and others. Musicata: Hamilton’s Voices; Andrew Downing, bass; Aline Homzy, violin; Chris Pruden, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House. See Feb 21. Also Feb 24(3:30pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Guitar Society. Jérémy Jouve from France. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-964-8298. /(adv); /(sr/ st adv). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Romantic Chopin. Jocelyn Morlock: Cobalt; Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Schumann: Symphony No.1 “Spring”. National Arts Centre Orchestra; Yosuke Kawasaki, violin; Jessica Linnebach, violin; David Fray, piano; Alexander Shelley, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-1.50. A. Concerts in the GTA TS Sunday February 24 Toronto Symphony Orchestra ●●1:00: Winterfolk XVII Blues and Roots Festival. Jack de Keyzer Double Bill. Evolution of Blues Guitar (1pm): Jack de Keyzer (solo); Guitar Jam (2:15pm): Mike McKenna, Noah Zacharin, Danny Marks, D’Arcy Wickham, Tony Quarrington, Dan McKinnon, Brian Blain, Donné Roberts and others. Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537. /(adv). 2nd Floor. Seiler & Chung SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2PM MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Seiler & Chung. Mayumi Seiler, violin; Jeanie Chung, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●2:00: Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Jazz at the Legion. Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St. N., Port Credit. 905-270-4757. PWYC. ●●2:30: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Brahms and the Question of Biography. Works by Brahms and Chopin. Bruce Vogt, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Come Together: 50 Years After Abbey Road. Herriott: An Electric Organ, a Ladder and a Persian Rug (Rock concerto for piano and orchestra); Jeans ‘n Classics: Abbey Road. Richard Herriott, piano; Jeans ‘n Classics, rock ensemble; Michael Newnham, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (under 30). ●●3:00: Symphony on the Bay. The Silk Road. Chen and Zhanhao He: Butterfly Lovers Concert; Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia; Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto: Five Tableaux from Khosro and Shirin; Holst: Japanese Suite Op.33; Nielsen: Aladdin Suite. Angela Wang, violin; Michael Berec, guest conductor. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000 or 905-320-5773 or ; .50(sr); $24.50(16-24); (under 16). ●●3:00: Toronto Beach Chorale. Maple Sugar Music. La Messe Québécoise; Songs of Early Canada; Un Canadien errant; Revoici venir du printemps; Tourdion. SATB Choir; piano; Christine Vachon; violin; percussive spoons; double bass. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 416-690-5503. /(adv); /.50(adv) (youth 7-18); free(child under 7). Cash only at the door. ●●3:00: Weston Silver Band. Heart and Soul. R & B and Soul with a big brass spin. Dan McLean Jr. and Some Honey. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 1-866-908-9090 or /(adv); (sr)/(adv); (st)/(adv). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House. See Feb 21. A Song for Every Child at the Movies SUN. FEB. 24 | 4PM Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Sunday Feb 24/19 3:00 pm ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. A Song for Every Child at the Movies. TCC’s Training Choirs; Main Choir’s Cantare and Chorealis ensembles. Guests: Fantasy Fables. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (st/sr); (child). Audience invited to dress as their favourite children’s movie characters. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Chase Sanborn; trumpet; Mark 48 | February 1 – March 7, 2019

Eisenman, piano. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Be My Love: Almost a Valentine’s Day Concert. Songs by Tosti, Falvo, Puccini, Valente, Debussy and others. Korchinskaya Kogan, piano; Solomon Tencer, bass, Sara Papini, soprano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: Toronto Mass Choir. PowerUp Gospel Finale Concert. PowerUp Workshop Mass Choir, Gospel Chorale, and Gospel Youth Choir. Bayview Glen Church, 300 Steeles Ave. E., Thornhill. 905-794-1139 or ; (st). Concert and live recording. Tuesday February 26 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Tounkande. Ballet Creole; Patrick Parson, artistic director. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Performance students from the UofT Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Celebrating Our Diversity. Vocal Studies students. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Wednesday February 27 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. TBA. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. University of Toronto Faculty of Music presents Calidore String Quartet FEBRUARY 27 7:30 PM Tickets: 416-408-0208 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Calidore String Quartet. Works by Haydn, Shaw and Beethoven. Jeffrey Myers, violin; Ryan Meehan, violin; Jeremy Berry, viola; Estelle Choi, cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Thursday February 28 ●●10:00am: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Snow Queen. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. ; (sr); (st). School preview performance Feb 28(1pm), Mar 1(10am); Also Mar 1(7:30pm), Mar 2(2pm,7:30pm), Mar 3(2pm). ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: No Woman’s Land. Jaberi Dance Theatre. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz at Midday: Luciana Souza, Jazz Artist-in-Residence. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Snow Queen. See Feb 28. Also Mar 1 (10am & 7:30pm); 2(2pm & 7:30pm); 3(2pm). ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Joel Quarrington and Friends. Schumann: Adagio and Allegro; Korngold: Garden Scene from Much Ado About Nothing; Schubert: Sonata in a “Arpeggione”; Bass Masters through the Ages: with Jeffrey Stokes, host; Bramwell Tovey: Double Bass Quintet commissioned by the WMCT. Joel Quarrington, double bass; Yehonatan Berick, violin; Blythe Allers, violin; David Jalbert, piano; Alisa Klebanov, viola; Carole Sirois, cello; and Gabriel Sakamoto, double bass. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923- 7052 or . ●●7:00: Klavierhaus Toronto. Jazz Piano & Vocals: Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia. Original compositions, improvisations, and fresh takes on best-loved songs by Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, Kurt Weill, and more. Adrean Farrugia, piano; Sophia Perlman, vocals. 1159 Dundas St. E., Unit 155. 647-965- 6747. . ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -: .95-0.95(dinner & show package). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. Friday March 1 ●●10:00am: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Snow Queen. See Feb 28. Also Mar 1 (7:30pm); 2(2pm, 7:30pm); 3(2pm). ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. A taste of Mardi Gras 2019. Jordan Klapman and friends. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Music at St. Andrew’s. Goin’ Back to New Orleans: Mardi Gras 2019. The Tevlin- Klapman All Stars (Patrick Tevlin, trumpet; Jordan Klapman, piano/vocals; Tom Kublics, reeds, Paul Neufeld, sousaphone; Dan Douglas, trombone). St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231 or -. ●●7:00: Organix Concerts/Canadian International Organ Competition/St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. In Concert. Alcée Chriss, organ. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St. 416-571-3680 or Freewill offering ( suggested). ●●7:30: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. The Snow Queen. See Feb 28. Also Mar 2(2pm & 7:30pm); 3(2pm). ●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. EIS Present The Vancouver Chamber Choir: Music from Sea to Sea - The Farewell Tour. Works by Britten, MacMillan, Gjeilo, Washburn. Elmer Iseler Singers; Vancouver Chamber Choir; Lydia Adams and Jon Washburn, conductors. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); (st). Concert celebrating Jon Washburn’s 48 years as artistic director of VCC. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Payadora: Tango and Argentine Folk Music. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin; Drew Jurecka, bandoneon; Robert Horvath, piano; Joseph Phillips, double bass. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Apollo ORGANIX CONCERTS PRESENTS WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Handel and Haydn. Handel: Coronation Anthems; Haydn: Mass in Time of War. Mireille Asselin, soprano; Christina Stelmacovich, mezzo-soprano; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; and Stephen Hegedus, bass-baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; David Fallis, conductor. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-408- 0208 or -; (VoxTix for 30 and under). FEBRUARY 28, 2019 | 1.30 PM JOEL QUARRINGTON & FRIENDS 416-923-7052 Alcée Chriss Friday March 1 7:00 p.m. St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica – Toronto Free admission. Suggested free-will donation of .00 welcomed. February 1 – March 7, 2019 | 49 19 A Music Series unlike any other 416-571-3680 In collaboration with Canadian International Organ Competition and St. Michael's Concerts

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