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Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019

  • Text
  • Theatre
  • Symphony
  • Concerts
  • Singers
  • Arts
  • Jazz
  • Choral
  • Musical
  • Toronto
  • Choir
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!

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●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Lighthouse: 50 Years of Sunny Days. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Wednesday May 15 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Mark Himmelman, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Thomas Fitches, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Otello. See May 3. Also May 18(4:30pm), 21(7:30pm). ●●7:30: Free Times Cafe. 60s Folk Revival: Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone? 320 College St. 416-967-1078. (cash at the door). Dinner reservations recommended. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Nella Fantasia: Iris Rodrigues, Soprano. Guests: Andrea Allini, clarinet; Brahm Goldhamer, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Orpheus By Request. Works selected by audience via online voting. Howard Dyck, narrator; Orpheus Chamber Ensemble; Robert Cooper, artistic director; Edward Moroney, accompanist. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-530-4428. ; (sr); (under 30). ●●7:30: Toronto Children’s Chorus. True Colours. Toronto Youth Choir; surprise guests. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●7:30: Toronto Choral Society. Two French Requiems. Fauré: Requiem, Op.48; Duruflé: Requiem, Op.9. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-410-3509 or torontochoralsociety.org. (adv). ●●8:00: Harbourfront Chorus. Spring Concert: Exploring New Places. Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, 627 Queen’s Quay West. 416-458- 2350 or harbourfrontchorus@gmail.com. Free. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler Symphony 7. Chan Ka Nin: My Most Beautiful, Wonderful, Terrific, Amazing, Fantastic, A. Concerts in the GTA MAY 15 & 16 Magnificent Homeland: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; Franck: Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra; Mahler: Symphony No.7. Louis Lortie, piano; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75-8. Also May 16. Thursday May 16 ●●6:00: 120 Diner. Faith Amour: Tribute to Nancy Wilson. If I Could, Never Will I Marry, Don’t Rain On My Parade, How Glad I Am and other songs. 120 Church St. 416-792- 7725. . ●●7:30: North Wind Concerts. Sopratutto Vivaldi! Vivaldi: Chamber concertos and trio sonatas; and works by Telemann and Fasch. Marco Cera, oboe; Alison Melville, recorder; Cristina Zacharias, violin; Dominic Teresi, bassoon, Stefano Demicheli, harpsichord. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-588-4301 or bemusednetwork.com/events/detail/614. ; (sr); (st/arts); (12 and under). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler Symphony 7. Chan Ka Nin: My Most Beautiful, Wonderful, Terrific, Amazing, Fantastic, THE TORONTO CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS Magnificent Homeland: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; Franck: Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra; Mahler: Symphony No.7. Louis Lortie, piano; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75-8. Also May 15. Friday May 17 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Bill Bridges: Jazz standards and arrangements. Tanya Wills, vocalist; Bill Bridges, guitar; Jordan Klapman, piano; Ron Johnston, bass. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Gallery 345. unQuartet String Trio. Meghan Cheng, violin; Nelson Moneo, violin; Cheryl O, cello. Guest: Peter Lutek, bassoon. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or eventbrite. ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●8:00: Alpharabius/Sine Nomine. Encounters and Reflections. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-638-9445. -. ●●8:00: Dr. Vedrana Subotic. Piano Concert. Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A–flat Op.47; 4 Mazurkas Op.17; Vasilije Mokranjac: 7 Etudes; Haydn: Sonata in E-flat HobXVI:52; Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op.26. Dr. Vedrana Subotic, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-332-3352 or eventbrite.com/e/ vedrana-subotic-piano-in-toronto-tickets-59471274182. . I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE I FURIOSI: THE OPERA with a prologue commissioned by Stephanie Martin for I Furiosi’s 20th Anniversary Friday May 17, 8pm ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Ugly Beauties. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or Eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●8:00: Rakestar Arkestra. Sung Ra. Element Choir; Christine Duncan, director. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 1-800-838- 3006. ; (st). ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. respectfulchild and Janice Jo Lee Trio. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). Part of the 17th Annual Small World Music Society Asian Music Series. ●●9:10: Swing Toronto. Swing Dance with Faith Amour & the Savoy Band. When I Get Low, I Get High; Cheek to Cheek; Dream a Little Dream of Me and others. Faith Amour, vocals; Aleksandr Valuiskikh, keyboard; John Collin, drums; Christopher Francisco, bass; Gabriel Kerekes, reeds. Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. 416-505-3193. . Sunday May 19 ●●2:00: Hope United Church. Music on a Sunday Afternoon. Glinka: Sonata in d; Vieuxtemps: Sonata in B-flat Op.36. Michelle Kim, piano; Julia Park, viola. 2550 Danforth Ave. 416-691-9682. Free/PWYC. ●●3:00: Gallery 345. Jazz for Two: Decus Duo. Works by Gershwin, Bolling, Kapustin, Piazzolla, and Say. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781 or Eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. Monday May 20 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. The Mighty Goldberg Variations. Music by Bach. Penny Johnson, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521x223. PWYC( suggested). Tuesday May 21 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Les Adieux - From the Depths. Frederic Rzewski: De Profundis. alpharabius & sine nomine Encounters and Reflections Advance Tickets TorontoChora/Society.org ●●8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. I Furiosi: The Opera. A pastiche Baroque opera. Music by Stephanie Martin. Libretto by Craig Martin. Works by Handel, Purcell, and Stephanie Martin. Guest: James Johnstone, harpsichord. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. ifuriosi.com. ; (sr/st/ underemployed). ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Anindo Chatterjee & Guests. Pandit Anindo Chatterjee; Gowrishanker Balachandran, mrdangam; Ramana Indrakumar, ghatam; Shirshendu Mukherjee, vocalist; Hardeep Chana, harmonium; and Ravi Naimpally, tabla. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. . Saturday May 18 ● ● 4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Otello. See May 3. Also May 21(7:30pm). Medieval Mediterranean & classical and traditional Middle Eastern music Friday, May 17, at 8 pm Trinity College Chapel 6 Hoskin Avenue Information 416-638-9445 Tickets / at the door or brownpapertickets.com/ event/4216834 48 | May 1 - June 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

Stéphane Mayer, 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. Maddie Worndl, soprano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Otello. See May 3. Wednesday May 22 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Sea Variations. Canadian Art Song Project. Dean Burry: Sea Variations. Michael Colvin, tenor; Steven Philcox, 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. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS CHAMBER SERIES Fantasticus May 22 & 25 tafelmusik.org ●●12:00 noon: Tafelmusik. Fantasticus: Close Encounters Chamber Series. Patricia Ahern, violin; Chris Verrette, violin; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; Lucas Harris, lute; Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-964-6337. . Also May 25(Temerty Theatre). ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Angus Sinclair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La bohème. See May 2. ●●7:30: Toronto Choristers. 27th Annual Concert. Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate instrumental liberation front THE JAZZ OF CLASSICAL SOUND Institute, 2300 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. torontochoristers.ca. . ●●8:00: B-Xalted!Sing Joyfully. Choir of writers, artists and arts workers. Mozart: Coronation Mass; Ave Verum Corpus; Bach: Sheep may safely graze; Haydn: Insanae et Venae Cura; Brahms: How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings; and other works. Dallas Chorley, soprano; Rebecca Gray, alto; Charles Davidson, tenor; David Walsh, tenor; Janaka Welihinda, bass; Andrew Adair, organ; Simon Walker, conductor. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 647-823-1233. ; (underemployed). Thursday May 23 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Rebanks Family Fellowship Showcase. Artists of The Glenn Gould School. 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. ●●6:00: People for Education. Telling Tales Out of School. A gala benefit to support People for Education. Elvira Kurt, host; Sofia Kay, singer/songwriter; Sharon and Bram; and other performers. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave. 416-534-0100. 5; 0 (per ticket, two or more). ●●7:00: Ukranian Art Song Project. Contrasts in a Theme. Olesia Verzole, soprano; Andrea Ludwig, mezzo; Taras Chmil, tenor; Robert Kortgaard, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or ukrainianartsong.ca. ; (st). ●●8:00: Ron Davis and SymphRONica. SymphRONica & The Instrumental Music Liberation Front! Music by David, Gill, Downes and others. Ron Davis, piano; Kevin Barrett, guitar; Mike Downes, bass; Aline Homzy, violin; Raphael Weinroth-Browne, cello. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-347-6765. /(adv); (sr/st). Food and drink from 7pm. Friday May 24 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Liszt: Selections from Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage). Vlad Soloviev, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●1:00: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre/Bernard Betel Centre/Healthy at Home. Celebrating Shabbat in Song. Jewish-themed concert featuring a participatory Shabbat ceremony, challah and traditional treats. David Wall, vocals; Marilyn Lerner, piano. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924- 6211 x0 or lisar@mnjcc.org. Free. ●●5:00: Jazz Performance and Education RON DAVIS’ SYMPHRONICA PRESENTS Thursday May 23, 2019 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture 918 Bathurst St, Toronto Food & Drink: 7:00 Music: 8:00 advance/ door students/seniors (includes HST) Tickets & Info: bemusednetwork.com Ron Davis & SymphRONica celebrate two great institutions of purely instrumental music: Jazz & Western classical, bringing them together in new compositions to create a jazz-energized, one-of-a-kind musical experience. Special food & drink menu by the great Canadian chef Dinah Koo! #SymphRONica rondavismusic.com Centre (JPEC)/Aga Khan Museum. Dinner Jazz at Diwan. Students from University of Toronto and York University Jazz programs. Diwan Restaurant, Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4670 or diwan.agakhanmuseum.org. Call restaurant for reservations. Also May 8. ●●7:30: Opus 8. Chromatic License. Works by Ligeti, Brahms, Hindemith, Stravinsky, Gabrieli, and others. Opus 8 Choral Octet. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. opus8choir.com/concerts. PWYC. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pines of Rome. Rossini: Overture to William Tell; Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.4; Jordan Pal: Colour of Chaos; Respighi: Pines of Rome. Louis Lortie, piano; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Simon Rivard, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also May 25(8pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Bach Festival. Opening Concert: Brandenburg Five. Bach: Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn BWV152; Brandenburg Concerto No.5 BWV1050; Concerto in a for violin BWV1041; Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn TORONTO BACH FESTIVAL BRANDENBURG FIVE Fri May 24 @ 8pm TorontoBachFestival.org Chromatic License May 24, 7:30pm, Heliconian Hall Opus 8 tackle the 12 pitches of the western octave performing choral works by Ligeti, Brahms, Hindemith, Stravinsky, Gabrieli, Gesualdo and more. thewholenote.com May 1 - June 7, 2019 | 49

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