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Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019

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Something Old, Something New! The Ide(a)s of March are Upon Us! Rob Harris's Rear View Mirror looks forward to a tonal revival; Tafelmusik expands their chronological envelope in two directions, Esprit makes wave after wave; Pax Christi's new oratorio by Barbara Croall catches the attention of our choral and new music columnists; and summer music education is our special focus, right when warm days are once again possible to imagine. All this and more in our March 2019 edition, available in flipthrough here, and on the stands starting Thursday Feb 28.

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Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Rick Fines and Suzie Vinnick. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. lillian.wauthier@gmail.com. /(adv). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Two Rivers Ensemble with special guest Spiral Modes. Amir ElSaffar, trumpet and composer; and others. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. ; (sr/st); (friends of the museum). Includes same-day Museum admission (redeem at Ticket Desk). ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. Kopernikus. Vivier. Danielle MacMillan, mezzo (Agni); Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Alain Coulombe, bass; Dion Mazerolle, baritone; Nathalie Paulin, soprano and others. Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. 647-367- 8943. -. Also Apr 4, 5, 11, 12, 13. ●●8:00: Confluence Concerts. ‘Tis Nature’s Voice: Henry Purcell Reimagined. Arrangements of vocal works by Purcell. Larry Beckwith, Andrew Downing, Patricia O’Callaghan, Drew Jurecka, Suba Sankaran, and others. Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-410-4561. ; (sr); (st). 7:15 pre-concert chat. Also Apr 5. ●●8:00: Scaramella. Red Priest. Virtuoso chamber cantatas for countertenor, bassoon and continuo. Daniel Cabena, countertenor; Neil Chen, Baroque bassoon; Joëlle Morton, viola da gamba; Paul Jenkins, keyboard. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416- 760-8610. ; (sr); (st); free(14 and under). ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. A Choral Spectacular. Works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Beethoven, Wagner and Royer. Toronto Choral Society; Anne Marie Ramos, soprano. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. spo.ca. ; (sr); (st/ musician); (child under 10). Free parking. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Best of Hollywood. See Apr 2. Sunday April 7 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Marina Piccinini. Copland: Duo for Flute and SATURDAY, APRIL 6 7:30PM The Bach Family and the Improvising Tradition Rezonance Baroque Ensemble & Musicians on the Edge ADMISSION: /10 AGES 18 AND UNDER A. Concerts in the GTA Piano; Bach: Partita in a BWV1013 (transcr. for solo flute); Kernis: Air; Carter: Scrivo in Vento for Solo Flute; R. Strauss: Sonata in E-flat Op.18 (transcr. for flute and piano). Marina Piccinini, flute; Benjamin Smith, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). National Piano Trio April 7, 1:30 p.m. Kingston Road Village Concert Series www.kruc.ca ●●1:30: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. National Piano Trio. Works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Heidi Wall, piano; Corey Gemmell, violin; Wolf Tormann, cello. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416- 699-6091 or nationalpianotrio.eventbrite. com. ; (Eventbrite). Followed by an Instrument Petting Zoo featuring musicians of the National Music Camp of Canada. ●●2:30: Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. Sing the Circle Wide. Debbie Lou Ludolph and the Inshallah Community Choir from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. Eden United Church, 3051 Battleford Rd., Mississauga. 416-694-6436. Free. 2:30pm: refreshments. For more info, contact Dr. Patricia Wright: patriciaw@metunited.org or 416-363-0331 ext. 26. 56 Queen Street East, Toronto www.metunited.org Met United Music ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Richard Goode. All-Beethoven program. Piano Sonata No.15 in D Op.28 “Pastoral”; Piano Sonata No.14 in c-sharp Op.27 No.2 “Moonlight”; Piano Sonata No.26 in E-flat Op.81a “Les adieux”; selections from 11 Bagatelles Op.119; Piano Sonata No.32 in c Op.111. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -110. ●●3:00: Vesnivka Choir and Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir. Let Our Song B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Take Wing. Works by Kuzmenko, Lawryshyn, Hurko, Kuspeta, and Vesolowskj. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-246-9880 or 416-763-2197. ; (sr/st). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ Music for Lent. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Jarred Dunn. Beethoven: Sonata Op.110; Chopin: Nocturne, Scherzo, Polonaise-Fantasy. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Idomeneo. Music by W. A. Mozart, libretto by Giambattista Varesco. Measha Brueggergosman, soprano (Elettra); Colin Ainsworth, tenor (Idomeneo); Wallis Giunta, mezzo (Idamante); Meghan Lindsay, soprano (Ilia); Olivier Laquerre, baritone (Arbace); Artists of Atelier Ballet; Choir of the University of Toronto Schola Cantorum; Chorus of the Choir of the Theatre of Early Music (Daniel Taylor, chorus master); Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-703-3767 x222. From . Also Apr 4, 6, 12, 13(4:30pm). ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Rayannah & Ponteix: Double Lancement / Album Release. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. . IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Belleville, Cobourg, Elora, Gravenhurst, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Niagara-on-the- Lake, Orillia, Owen Sound, St. Catharines, Waterloo, Windsor. Friday March 1 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Brianna DeSantis, soprano; Chad Louwerse, bass-baritone; Simone Luti, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●7:00: The Loft Cinema. Young Miles - The Bird Years. A tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis. Brownman Ali, trumpet; Nick Morgan, alto sax; Adrean Farrugia, piano; Jesse Dietschl, upright bass; Tyler Goertzen, drums. 201 Division St., Cobourg. kenprue@gmail.com. ; (st). ●●7:30: Melos Choir and Period Instruments. A Venetian Carnevale Fundraiser. A raucous evening of music, drama, food, drink and all round revelry. Period music from Baroque Venice. Italo-Canadian Club, 1174 Italia Lane, Kingston. 613-767-7245. . Silent auction. Transportation available from downtown. Snow date Mar 2. Saturday March 2 ●●1:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. London Music Scholarship Foundation Competition - Second and Final Rounds. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. Also 7:30pm. ●●7:00: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Ensembles: Naughty but Nice - Soundstreams Canada. Weill: Seven Deadly Sins; and works by Christopher Mayo, Analia Llugdar and others. Elizabeth Shepherd, Aviva Chernick, Robin Dann, singer/songwriters. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●7:30: Barrie Concert Band. Last Night at the Proms. Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.1; Vaughan Williams: Folk Song Suite; Holst: Nimrod from Enigma Variations; and other works. King Edward Choir. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-252-3484. ; (st); free(5 and under). ●●7:30: Cellar Singers. Inspired. Works by Bach and Eleanor Daley. St. James Anglican Church (Orillia), 58 Peter St. N., Orillia. thecellarsingers.com. ; (st). ●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. King David (Le Roi David). Music by Honegger. Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir; Chorus Niagara Side By Side High School Chorale; Chorus Niagara Chamber Ensemble. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 1-855-515-0722 or 905-688- 0722. ; (sr); (under 30); (st); (under 15). ●●7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. London Music Scholarship Foundation Competition - Second and Final Rounds. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. Also 1pm. ●●7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Beauty Within. Brahms: Nänie, Schicksalslied, Liebeslieder Waltzes; Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs; and other works. St. Peter’s Lutheran 52 | March 1 – April 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

Church, 49 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578- 5660 x5290. ; (st/under 30); (child/ HS student). ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Ensembles: Smetana Trio. Works by Rachmaninoff, Martinů and Smetana. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●7:30: King Edward Choir/Barrie Concert Band. Last Night of the Proms. Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1; Gilbert & Sullivan:Medley; Arne: Rule Britannia; Handel: Zadok the Priest, Hallelujah. Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-733-7955. ; (st). ●●7:30: Music at First-St. Andrew’s United Church. Organ Recital. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the First-St. Andrew’s Casavant organ. Isabelle Demers, organ. First-St. Andrew’s United Church (London), 350 Queens Ave., London. 519-679-8182 or music@fsunited.com. ; (st/under 25). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. String Quartet and Harp. Bax: Quintet for harp and strings; Menotti: Cantilena and Scherzo for Harp and String Quartet; Mozart: Quartet in G K156; Schafer: Theseus for harp and strings. Toronto Serenade Quartet; Lori Gemmel, harp. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●9:00: TWH Social After Dark. Young Miles - The Bird Years. A tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis. Brownman Ali, trumpet; Nick Morgan, alto sax; Adrean Farrugia, piano; Jesse Dietschl, upright bass; Tyler Goertzen, drums. TWH Social, 1 King St. W., Kitchener. 519-745-4321 or eventbrite.ca/e/five-weeksfor-miles-week-1-young-miles-the-birdyears-tickets-55994195145. . Sunday March 3 ●●2:00: Chamber Music Hamilton. Cuarteto Casals. Haydn: Quartet in C Op.33 No.3 “The Bird”; Bartók: Quartet No.3 Sz.85; Purcell: Fantasias for String Quartet; Debussy: Quartet in g Op.10. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton. 905-719-6457. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Studies in Motion 2019: Dance Showcase. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. (adv). ●●2:00: Opera by Request. Handel’s Alcina. Celebration of Handel’s birthday. In concert with piano accompaniment. Antonina Ermolenko, soprano (Alcina); Meagan Larios, mezzo (Ruggiero); Michaela Dickey, mezzo (Bradamante); Bree Horton, mezzo (Morgana); Josh Zajac, treble (Oberto); Fabian Arciniegas, tenor (Oronte); John Holland, baritone (Melisso); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. All Saints Anglican Church (Windsor), 330 City Hall Square W., Windsor. 416-455-2365. . Also Feb 23 (7:30pm, Toronto). ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Kingston Symphony Orchestra: Haydn Festival. Haydn: Symphony No.94 “Surprise”; Symphony No.100 “Military”; Symphony No.104 “London”. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; - (sr); -(st); (child)/Classically Hip). B. Concerts Beyond the GTA ●●6:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Twilight Jazz Series: Sax in the City. Glendon Smith, saxophone. Mahtay Café and Lounge, 241 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 1-844-548-5299. -. ●●7:30: Gravenhurst Opera House. Opry Gold. Leisa Way, Bobby Prochaska, Fred Smith, Nathan Smith, Sam Cino and others. 295 Muskoka Rd. S., Gravenhurst. 705-687- 5550. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Halcyon Woodwind Quintet. Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet; Reicha: Wind Quintet in E-flat Op.88; Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik für fünf Bläser. Advanced WLU music students: Jillian Carney, flute; Mark Pinder, oboe; Shirley Constable, clarinet; Ian Fong, bassoon; Isabelle Marcucci, horn. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Monday March 4 ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The Soloists: Jan Lisiecki, Piano. Works by Chopin, Schumann, Ravel and Rachmaninoff. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(faculty/ staff); -(st). Wednesday March 6 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Paula Kowalchuk Conducts Eastview Secondary Orchestra. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●7:00: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The Ka’tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts: I Lost My Talk and Qiksaaktuq. I Lost My Talk; Estacio: Film score; Taqaq: Qiksaaktuq. National Arts Centre Orchestra; Alexander Shelley, conductor; Monique Mojica, narrator; Tanya Taqaq, vocalist; Christine Duncan, improvisation leader. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Intimate & Immersive: Escape to Paradise. Lau: Prelude to Dawn; Fisher: Lune dans les nuages; Dharmoo: Ninaivenjali; Evangelista: O Bali; Morlock: Zart. Gemma New, conductor. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905-526-7756. . Friday March 8 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Nicole Lizée, composer; Eve Egoyan, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●7:00: The Loft Cinema. Birth of the Cool and Kind of Blue - Post-Bop Miles. A tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis. Brownman Ali, trumpet; Matt Lagan, alto sax; Nick Maclean, piano; Ross McIntyre, upright bass; Frank Botos, drums. 201 Division St., Cobourg. kenprue@gmail.com. ; (st). ●●7:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Live Learn Jazz: Women of the Hour - Rhapsody in the Rotunda. Celebrating International Women’s Day. Diana Panton, vocals; Reg Schwager, guitar; Neil Swainson, bass. Secret pop-up location, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-844-548-5299. (includes light fare and a glass of wine). The secret location of the concert will be communicated to all ticket holders on March 1 via email. ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera at Western: Spring Gala - Favourite Scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. /(adv). Also Mar 9(2pm). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Four Seasons. Gougeon: Le jardin mystérieux; Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F “Pastoral”; Vivaldi: The Four Seasons. Nikki Chooi, violin; Nicolas Ellis, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Mar 9(2:30pm & 8pm). Saturday March 9 ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera at Western: Spring Gala - Favourite Scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. /(adv). Also Mar 8(8pm). ●●2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Four Seasons. Gougeon: Le jardin mystérieux; Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F “Pastoral”; Vivaldi: The Four Seasons. Nikki Chooi, violin; Nicolas Ellis, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Mar 8(8pm), 9(8pm). ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The Kingston Connection: Feels Like Family Radio Hour. The Pritneers (David Archibald, Jesse Macmillan, Anna Sudac). 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613- 533-2424. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●8:00: DaCapo Chamber Choir. Following the Moonroad. Donkin: Following the Moonroad; Donkin: Past Life Melodies; Macdonald: Tabula Rasa; Ingari: Vient le jour; Mealor: Ubi Caritas. Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, cello. St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener. 519-725-7549. DIANA PANTON TRIO March 8, 2019 www.niagarajazzfestival.com 1-844-LIV-JAZZ (1-844-548-5299) ; (sr); (post secondary st); (child 18 and under). Also Mar 10(Waterloo). ●●8:00: Jeffery Concerts. Tesla Quartet. Beethoven: String Quartet in F Op.135; Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No.17; Britten: String Quartet No.3. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-672-8800. . ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Four Seasons. Gougeon: Le jardin mystérieux; Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F “Pastoral”; Vivaldi: The Four Seasons. Nikki Chooi, violin; Nicolas Ellis, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Mar 8, 9(2:30pm). ●●9:00: TWH Social After Dark. Birth of the Cool and Kind of Blue - Post-Bop Miles. A tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis. Brownman Ali, trumpet; Matt Lagan, alto sax; Nick Maclean, piano; Ross McIntyre, upright bass; Frank Botos, drums. TWH Social, 1 King St. W., Kitchener. 519-745-4321 or eventbrite.ca/e/ five-weeks-for-miles-week-2-birth-of-thecool-post-bop-miles-tickets-55995985500. . Sunday March 10 ●●2:30: Georgian Music. Glorious Strings with the Lafayette String Quartet & Saguenay String Quartet. Mendelssohn and Gade octets. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. or by subscription. ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Salons D’Esprit Français: French Chansons with Bruce Kelly and Dina Namer. Works by Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Ravel and Satie. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -$24(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius in the House. Lau: For Home; Sibelius: Violin Concerto Op.47; Sibelius: Symphony No.3 Op.52. Jonathan Crow, violin; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (sr); (st/child); (30 and under); (arts worker); (EyeGO). ●●3:00: DaCapo Chamber Choir. Following the Moonroad. Donkin: Following the Moonroad, Past Life Melodies; Macdonald: Tabula Rasa; Ingari: Vient le jour; Mealor: Ubi Caritas. Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, cello. Trillium Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St., Waterloo. 519-725-7549. ; (sr); (post secondary st); (child 18 and under). Also Mar 9(Kitchener). Wednesday March 13 ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Piano Recital. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Dohnanyi. Thomas Torok, piano. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705- 726-1181. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. In Concert. Janina Fialkowska, piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Friday March 15 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Celebrating JUNO Week in London. Stephan Moccio, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. thewholenote.com March 1 – April 7, 2019 | 53

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