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Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019

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What a range of stuff! A profile of Liz Upchurch, the COC ensemble studio's vocal mentor extraordinaire; a backgrounder on win-win faith/arts centre partnerships and ways of exploring the possibilities; an interview with St. Petersburg-based Eifman Ballet's Boris Eifman; Ana Sokolovic's violin concert Evta finally coming to town; a Love Letter to YouTube, and much more. Plus our 17th annual Canary Pages Choral directory if all you want to do is sing! sing! sing!

Public School (Carole

Public School (Carole Snow, conductor); Cantemos Latin ensemble; Hye Won Cecilia Lee, piano; Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-256-0510. ; free(child/teens accompanied by an adult). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Best of Words and Music. Excerpts from 2 Pianos, 4 Hands, poetry by Margaret Atwood set to original music, scenes from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and other works. Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; Sarah Slean, singer; Martha Burns, actor; Rick Roberts, actor; Jonathan Crow, violin; Ted Dykstra, piano; Richard Greenblatt, piano. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. - ; (st/under 30). Also May 9, 11. ●●8:00: Continuum Contemporary Music. RADIOfänik. Corbeil-Perron: new commission; Klartag: Nothing to Express; Lizée: Marsh Chapel Experiment; I Still Think About You; O’Callaghan: Doubt Is a Distance; Steen- Andersen: Beside Besides; Szmytka: f* for music (premiere). James O’Callaghan, media director; Continuum Ensemble; Rob MacDonald, electric guitar. 918 Bathurst Centre/The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. ; (Music Gallery member). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Love, Death and Hope. Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde; R. Strauss: Morgen; Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G. Margarete von Vaight & Betty Wayne Allison, sopranos; Matthew Jones, conductor. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665 or info@eporchestra.ca. ; (sr)/(adv); (st). A. Concerts in the GTA ●●8:00: Fridays @ 8. Paul Winter Consort: Missa Gaia. Lawrence Park Community Church Choir; Mark Toews, conductor. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-489-1551. ; (st); (family). ●●8:00: Show One Productions/TO Live. Eifman Ballet: Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. .75-6.50. Preshow talk 7pm. Also May 9, 11. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach Magnificat. Bach: Magnificat; Zelenka: Missa Divi Xaverii. Jana BACH CHILDREN’S CHORUS & BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR Sharing our love of making music. Charissa Bagan Artistic Director James Pinhorn BCYC Conductor B O N S CREATED BY Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8 pm The Choir of Lawrence Park Community Church www.lawrenceparkchurch.ca Eleanor Daley Pianist VOYAG E U R S ! A celebration of spirited music inspired by brave voyageurs and magical journeys, featuring songs of the Acadians and contemporary French-Canadian artists. SATURDAY MAY 11, 2019 AT 7:30PM Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St (north of Sheppard) – at the box office or Ticketmaster at 1.855.985.2787 bachchildrenschorus.ca Miller, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Also May 9, 11, 12(mat). Saturday May 11 ●●1:30: Oakville Choir for Children and Youth. Celebrating 25 Years of Song. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (under 13). Also 4:30pm. ●●2:00: African Women Acting. 4th Annual African Women Acting Festival: Tribute to Miriam Makeba. Best of local and international African music and performances. Zenzile Makeba; Sonia Aimy; Arsene Duevi; Faith Amour; Rama Club. Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst St. 647-770-3293. /(adv). ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. La bohème. See May 2. Also May 11(7:30pm), 22(7:30pm). ●●3:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Metamorphosis. Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis; Mathieu: Piano Concerto No.4; Prokofiev: Symphony No.2 Op.40. Christina Petrowska-Quilico, piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-604-8339. -; (sr); (under 30). 2:15pm pre-concert recital; 2:30pm preconcert talk; intermission discussion with Christina Petrowska-Quilico. ●●3:30: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Handel’s Heroines. Opera arias and instrumental works by Handel. Vania Chan, soprano; Rezan Onen-Lapoint and Kailey Richards, violins; Matthew Antal, viola; Erika Nielsen, cello; David Podgorski, harpsichord. Kingsway Conservatory of Music, 2848 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 647-779-5695. PWYC. ●●4:00: Celebration Choir. A Choral Celebration. Mixed program of folk song and gospel favourites. Linda Eyman, conductor. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 416- 455-9238. ; (sr/st). Cash only. ●●4:30: Oakville Choir for Children and Youth. Celebrating 25 Years of Song. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (under 13). Also 1pm. ●●7:00: Canadian Bandurist Capella. Crossroads Tour - Toronto. Guest: Maria Cherwick, violin. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-845-2691. ; (st under 25); (child under 18). ●●7:00: North York Concert Band. A Spring Bouquet. John Liddle, trumpet/conductor. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-721- 2748. ; (child under 12). ●●7:30: Bach Children’s Chorus and Bach Chamber Youth Choir. Bon Voyageurs! 180 voices of children and youth which will include choreography and dance. Eleanor Daley, piano; Charissa Bagan, artistic director; James Pinhorn, conductor. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. -. ●●7:30: Canadian Men’s Chorus. Shadowland. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. grainville@canadianmenschorus.ca. -. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La bohème. See May 2. Also May 22(7:30pm). ●●7:30: Elmer Iseler Singers. Bach: Mass in B Minor. In celebration of Lydia Adams’ 35 years of musical leadership. Elmer Iseler Singers; Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto; Leslie Fagan, soprano; Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo; Andrew Haji, tenor; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Lydia Adams, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (under 30). With orchestra. ●●7:30: Harbourtown Sound. Celebrating 15 Years of Making Great Music & Friends. Performing A Cappella favourites, old & new. Guests: Rhythmfoot...rhythm through music, dance and song. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000. -. KOREAN CANADIAN CHAMBER CONCERTS 캐나다한인음악협회 SOUVENIRS Music Inspired by Travels Saturday May 11, 7:30pm kccc.ca ●●7:30: Korean Canadian Chamber Concerts & Friends. Souvenirs: Music Inspired by Travels. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence; Dvořák: American Quintet. Milal Church, 405 Gordon Baker Rd., North York. 416-737- 0521. ; (st). York Chamber Ensemble KOREAN CANADIAN CHAMBER CONCERTS 캐나다한인음악협회 THE AGE OF ELEGANCE AND ROMANTICISM Barbara Dickson, cellist May 11, 7:30 pm yorkchamberensemble.ca ●●7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. The Age of Elegance and Romanticism. Schubert: Symphony No.3; Mass in G; Fauré: Pavane; Élegie. York Festival Chorus; Barbara J. Dickson, cello; Michael Berec, conductor. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. yorkchamberensemble.ca. ; (sr/st); 46 | May 1 - June 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

(child under 10). ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Eileen McGann. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. lillian.wauthier@gmail.com. /(adv). ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest-Live Music East. Eileen McGann. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. 416-729-7564 or acousticharvest.ca. /(adv). Wheelchair accessible. ●●8:00: Ambiance Singers. Annual Charity Concert. Guest: Bob DeAngelis; Danny McErlain, conductor. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. .50; .75(child 12 and under). Proceeds to Caring and Sharing of Peel. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Best of Words and Music. Excerpts from 2 Pianos, 4 Hands, poetry by Margaret Atwood set to original music, scenes from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and other works. Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; Sarah Slean, singer; Martha Burns, actor; Rick Roberts, actor; Jonathan Crow, violin; Ted Dykstra, piano; Richard Greenblatt, piano. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (st/under 30). Also May 9, 10. ●●8:00: Ontario Pops Orchestra. A Present for Mom: The Best of Ontario Pops. Magic of Harry Potter; Best of the Beatles; Williams: Star Wars Through the Years; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante KV279b (Mvt 1). Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 647-913-6072. ; (child). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Song- Bird North. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Show One Productions/TO Live. Eifman Ballet: Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. .75-6.50. Preshow talk 7pm. Also May 9, 10. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach Magnificat. Bach: Magnificat; Zelenka: Missa Divi Xaverii. Jana Miller, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Also May 9, 10, 12(mat). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Symphony 5. Elgar: Serenade for Strings; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 K467; Beethoven: Symphony No.5. Shai Wosner, piano; Nicholas Collon, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also May 12(mat, George Weston Recital Hall). Sunday May 12 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Otello. See May 3. Also May 15, 18(4:30pm), 21(7:30pm). ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Serenade for Winds & Gran Partita. R. Strauss: Serenade Op.7 for 13 Winds; Mozart: Serenade K.361 “Gran Partita”. Canzona Chamber Players; Evan Mitchell, conductor. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. 416-822-0613 or reservations@canzona.org. . Brunch at 12:30pm (reservations required). Also May 13 (7:30pm, St. George the Martyr Church). ●●2:00: Peter Margolian and Friends. Chamber Music Concert. Music for voice, wind, strings and piano. Works by Dvořák, Debussy, Pijpez and Casadesus. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 647-980-5475. Free. ●●2:30: Surinder S. Mundra. Musical Morsels & Afternoon Tea: A Most Elegant Mother’s Day Concert. Works by Dowland, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Alyssa DiMarco, soprano; Anna Kolosowski, flute; Dobrochna Zubek, cello; Surinder Mundra, director. St. George’s Anglican Church (Pickering Village), 77 Randall Dr., Ajax. 905-683-7981. ; (sr/st). Wheelchair accessible. ●●3:00: Echo Women’s Choir. Mother’s Day Concert: Thanks to Life, A Celebration of Songs from the Americas. Calixto Alvarez: Cuban Suite; Violeta Parra: Gracias a la vida (arr. B. Whitla); and other works. Amanda Martinez, singer-songwriter; Becca Whitla & Alan Gasser, conductors. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-779-5554 or info.echo@gmail.com. ; (sr/child/ underwaged). ●●3:00: Symphony on the Bay. American Proms. Gershwin: Overture to Crazy for You; Various: Tribute to Benny Goodman; Dvořák: Cello Concerto in b (1st mvmt: Allegro); Brahms: Violin Concerto in D (1st mvmt: Allegro non troppo). Bob DeAngelis, clarinet; Eena Yoon, cello; Katelyn Emery, violin. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000 or symphonyonthebay.ca. ; .50(sr); $24.50(16-24); (under 16). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Symphony 5. Elgar: Serenade for Strings; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21, K467; Beethoven: Symphony No.5. Shai Wosner, piano; Nicholas Collon, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-598-3375. .25-0.50. Also May 11(Roy Thomson Hall). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Bach Magnificat. Bach: Magnificat; Zelenka: Missa Divi Xaverii. Jana Miller, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Also May 9, 10, 11. SUN 12 MAY AT 4 Choral Evensong plus St. George’s Tea and at 5: BEST ACTS OF COURAGE Drama, poetry and music with St. Olave’s Arts Guild and steel band Pan4Christ ● ● 4:00: St. Olave’s Church. Best Acts of Courage. Choral Evensong for St. George. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Followed by St. George’s Tea and drama, poetry, music and songs by the St. Olave’s Arts Guild. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: 20th Anniversary Celebrations. Dave Brubeck: Time Out. Bernie Senensky, piano; John Johnson, alto saxophone; Scott Alexander, bass; Brian Barlow, drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. Post-service wine and cheese reception. ●●5:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Young Artist Concert: Celebrates Mother’s Day. Saint- Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; Cello Concerto No.1 (Mvt 1); Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 (Mvt 1); Handel: E pur così in un giorno from Giulio Cesare; Beethoven: Symphony No.3 (Mvt 1). Featuring the winners of the Canadian Sinfonietta Young Artist Competition and the Unionville Music Academy Competition: Emmanuelle Sievers, violin; Duncan McDougall, Sophie Caplin, and Eugene Yo, cello; Members of the Canadian Sinfonietta Youth Orchestra. Markham People’s Community Church, 22 Esna Park Dr., Markham. canadiansinfonietta.yapsody.com. ; (sr); (st). ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Chamber Music Recital. Works by Martinů, Janáček, Dvořák, and others. Duo Ventapane (Martin Karlícek, piano; Mana Shiharshi, violin). St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416- 481-7294. . ●●5:00: St. Olave’s Arts Guild. Best Acts of Courage. Millay: Courage That My Mother Had; Johnson: St. George and the Dragon and Shakespeare. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686 or stolaves.ca. Free. Contributions appreciated. Choral Evensong at 4pm followed by St. George’s Tea. ●●7:00: Prater Ensemble. Johannes Brahms in A. Brahms: Piano Trio in A Op.posth.; Double Concerto in a Op.102. Narmina Afandiyeva, piano; Roufat Amiraliev, violin; Alik Volkov, cello. Helconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-859-0955 or parter.ca. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Anagnoson & Kinton: The Orchestral Piano. Ravel: Mother Goose Suite; Dvořák: Slavonic Dances (selections); Stavinsky: Petrouchka. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. ; (Member). Monday May 13 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Daniel Arthur Trio. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416- 598-4521x223. PWYC( suggested). ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. Serenade for Winds & Gran Partita. R. Strauss: Serenade Op.7 for 13 Winds; Mozart: Serenade K.361 “Gran Partita”. Canzona Chamber Players; Evan Mitchell, conductor. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416-822- 0613 or reservations@canzona.org. . Also May 12 (2pm, St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church). ●●7:30: Chorisma. Songs for Mother’s Day. Brahms to the Beatles. Gretchen Anner, violin; Jenny Cheong, cello; Oleg Samokhin, piano; Damon Richardson, percussion; Robert Richardson, conductor. Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905-731-8318. Freewill offering. ●●8:00: Summerhill Orchestra. Lark and Rhapsody. Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Kathleen Chang, piano; Victoria Yeh, violin; Sarah John, conductor. Church of the Messiah, 240 Avenue Rd. 647- 267-0750 or Eventbrite. -. Accessible. Tuesday May 14 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: 1001 Nights - Tales from the East. Works by composers inspired by Eastern themes or with text by Eastern poets. Miriam Khalil, soprano; Topher Mokrzewski, piano. 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. Rebecca Moranis, flute. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. ●●8:00: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. MNjcc Spring Ensembles Concert. Klezmer ensemble; Eric Stein, director; Daytime Choir, Asher Farber, director; Clive Walton, piano. Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0 or mnjcc.org/ensemblesconcert. . KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA 10 th anniversary concert season thewholenote.com May 1 - June 7, 2019 | 47

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Volume 24 Issue 7 - April 2019
Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019
Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019
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Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018
Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018
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Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
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