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Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019

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  • Theatre
  • Symphony
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  • Arts
  • Jazz
  • Choral
  • Musical
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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!

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Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654- 0877. ; (st). ●●3:00: Platinum Concerts International/ Royal Conservatory. Sounds of Ukraine. Kyiv Chamber Choir; Mykola Hobdych, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. TORONTO BACH FESTIVAL LUTHERAN MASSES Sun May 26 @ 3pm TorontoBachFestival.org ●●3:00: Toronto Bach Festival. Lutheran Masses. Bach: Mass in G BWV236; Sanctus in D BWV238; Mass in F BWV233. Hélène Brunet, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Joel Allison, bass; Toronto Bach Festival Singers and Orchestra; John Abberger, conductor. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-466- 8241. ; (sr); (30 and under). Festival runs May 24-26. ●●3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Kaffeemusik: A Voice of Her Own - Musical Women Who Persisted, 1098-1896. Slideshow and music by Hildegard of Bingen, Casulana, V. Aleotti, R. Aleotti, Cozzolani, Strozzi, Martines, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Clara Schumann. Lucas Harris, conductor/lute; Stephanie Martin, chamber organ; Katherine A. Concerts in the GTA Larson, narrator. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). ●●3:30: Shevchenko Musical Ensemble. A Feast of Thunder: A Musical Oratorio. Surdin and Ryga. Shevchenko Choir; Toronto Mandolin Orchestra; Alexander Veprinsky, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-533-2725. ; (st). ●●3:30: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Sounds of Spring, 10th Anniversary Edition. Howard Cable: Clarinet on Wychwood; Roy Greaves: Canadian Folk Song Suite; Watkin: Anne of Green Gables Medley; Canteloube: Selections from Chants d’Auvergne (arr. Moore); Gershwin: An American in Paris (arr. Greaves); and other works. Christina Haldane, soprano; Michele Jacot, clarinet and conductor; Roy Greaves, associate conductor. Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 647-292-4204 or wychwoodchoir.com. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: 20th Anniversary Celebrations. The Music of Miles Davis. Steve McDade, trumpet; Alex Dean, saxophone; Robi Botos, piano; Scott Alexander, bass; Brian Barlow, drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. Post-service wine and cheese reception. ●●7:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Nomadica: Music of the Gypsies, Arabs & Jews. David Buchbinder; Roula Said, vocalist. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-508- 0307. /(adv). Tickets at nomadica.eventbrite.ca. ●●7:30: Lirit Women’s Chamber Choir. Love and Hallelujahs: Jewish Music for Women’s Voices. Works by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Whitacre, Adelman Gershon, Green Willner, and others; Jane Naylor: After Mountains (premiere). Ellen Meyer, piano; Jonathan Newman, percussion; Renée Bouthot, soprano/ conductor; Guests: Penthelia Singers; Alice Malach, conductor. Temple Emanu-El, 120 Old Colony Rd., North York. templeemanuel.ca/ event/lirit-concert.html. . ●●7:30: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. SING! Mass Choir Concert. Cadence; Kurt Sampson, conductor. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. E. 416-694-6900. . ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Canadian Scholars. Works by Denis Bédard, Stephen Chatman, Tomáš Dušatko, Sir Ernest MacMillan, Imant Raminsh and Peter Togni. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-761-7776. /(adv); (sr/ st)/(adv). ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Iridescence. McIntire: Cathedral Grove (and the Gray Jay); IRIDESCENCE Matthias McIntire Ana Sokolovic Samuel Andreyev May 26 | Oliphant Theatre www.NewMusicConcerts.com Andreyev: Iridescent Notation; Sokolovic: Evta for solo violin and ensemble. Matthias McIntire, violin; Andréa Tyniec, violin; Maeve Palmer, soprano; New Music Concerts Ensemble; Robert Aitken, director. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm: pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: That Choir. The Moon's Glow Once Lit. An evening of contemporary choral music specially chosen by members of the choir. Craig Pike, conductor. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. thatchoir.com. PWYC. ●●8:00: Toronto Improvisers Orchestra. Celebration of Gwendolyn MacEwen. Mac- Ewen: Terror and Erebus; Tesla (score by Works by Denis Bédard, Stephen Chatman, Ernest MacMillan, Imant Raminsh, and Peter Togni. Admission | Seniors & Students | 52 | May 1 - June 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

Martynec). Members of the TIO; Rod Campbell, Robin White and Randi Helmers, actors. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-830-2653. or PWYC. Monday May 27 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. The Golden Age of Jazz Trumpet. Anthony D’Alessandro Trio; Chase Sanborn, trumpet. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC( suggested). ●●7:00: Opera Canada. Take Note! Emerging Artist Series. Mélissa Danis, soprano; Ariana Maubach, mezzo; Noah Grove, baritone; Rachel Andrist, piano. Tulip Lounge, 1015 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 416-625-7501. 5; 0(under 30). Tax receipt. Hors d’oeuvres, open bar. Casual dress. Limited seating. Street parking. ●●7:30: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. From Broadway to the Met. Works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Bergman, Kalman, Offenbach and others. Nofar Yacobi, Kati Szabo Kovari, sopranos; Lauren Segal, mezzo; Guy Mannheim, Hazzan Tibor Kovari, tenors. Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 3080 Bayview Ave. 416-221-3433. /(adv). Tickets at bethtikvahtoronto.org. ●●7:30: Shaftsbury Salon Series. A Sumptuous Night of Song. English and French Art Songs; works by Strauss and Freedman. Simona Rose Genga, mezzo; Stéphane Mayer, piano. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 647-638-4234. . Tuesday May 28 ●●9:45am: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. My Musical Story. Klara Bagley, vocalist and story-teller. Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave W. 416-638-4492. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Celebrate Japan! Nagata Sachu; Kijoshi Nagata, 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. ●●12:00 noon: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. The “I Could Be You” Cabaret. Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m. A Voice of Her Own: Musical women who persisted, 1098-1896 Church of the Redeemer162 Bloor St. West (416) 763-1695 torontochamberchoir.ca Mitch Aldrich, singer. Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave W. 416-638-4492. Free. Tickets required at jewishcabaret.eventbrite.ca. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Sophian Szokolay, violin. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. ●●2:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Two- Shekel Swing. Yoni Avi Battat, fiddle/vocals; Jesse Chevan, drums; Travis Pullman, guitar; David Chevan, drums; Travis Pullman, bass. Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave W. 416-638-4492. Free. Tickets required at twoshekel.eventbrite.ca. ●●7:30: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Budapest to Israel to Toronto. Moshe Hammer, violin; Shoshana Telner, piano; David Guber, cantor. Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, 100 Elder St. 416-633-4492. . Tickets at beby.org. ●●8:30: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. SING! Songs & Stories of Migration. Ariel Balevi; Pressgang Mutiny; Turkwaz; Sage Turtle; Joanna Wallfisch. Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-694-6900. . ●●12:00 noon: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Yonge Guns Quartet. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Atrium, 610 University Ave. 416-633-4492. Free. Wednesday May 29 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Rich Spotts, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●2:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Afro- Semitic Experience. David Cheven, bass; Warren Byrd, piano; Will Barlett, saxophone/ clarinet/flute; Saskia Laroo, trumpet; Alvin Carter Jr., drums. Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St. W. 416-638-4492. Free. Food and drink available for purchase. ●●7:00: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Art Battle & SING! Toronto. Wibi A Cappella; Yonge Guns; Pretty Sharp. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 416-694-6900. . ●●7:30: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Three Famed Cantors, One Voice. Azi Schwartz, Chaim Dovid Berson, Mo Glazman, cantors; Robbie Grunwald, music director. Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst St. 416- 789-3291 x224. ; (youth 18 and under). Tickets at holyblossom.org. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Denk Plays Mozart. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni K527; Piano Concerto No.14 in E-flat K449; Rondo in a K511 (for solo piano); Piano Concerto No.25 in C K503. Jeremy Denk, leader and piano; Simon Rivard, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also May 30, Jun 1. Thursday May 30 ●●12:00 noon: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Tomorrow’s Stars Sing Jewish Disney. Artists from the Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-638-4492. /(adv). Tickets at jewishdisney.eventbrite.ca. ●●2:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. The Stephen Sondheim Hour. Tammy Everett, singer; Jeannie Wyse, piano. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-638-4492. /(adv). Tickets at sondheimhour.eventbrite.ca. ●●8:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-979-9955. /(adv). Tickets at ashkenaz.ca. Dinner reservations call 416-588-0307 after ticket purchase. Coffee House 345 {REVISITED} MAY 30 @ 8:00 Gallery 345 www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Coffee House 345 (Revisited). Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-961-9594. ; 0(2 tix). Includes complimentary snacks and bar. Proceeds to benefit New Music Concerts. ●●8:00: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. SING! Retro-oke with Retrocity. C’est What, 67 Front St. E. 416-694-6900. . ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Denk Plays Mozart. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni K527; Piano Concerto No.14 in E-flat K449; Rondo in a K511 (for solo piano); Piano Concerto No.25 in C K503. Jeremy Denk, leader and piano; Simon Rivard, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Free pre-concert performance by The TSO Chamber Soloists (May 30 only). Also May 29, Jun 1. Friday May 31 ● ● 10:00am: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Songs of the Jews of Calcutta. Matthias Hemmel, tenor; Natasha Franslow, piano. Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Ave., North York. 416-638- 4492. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. MIR Trio. Zoomer Hall, 70 Jefferson Ave. mirtrio.eventbrite.ca. Free. Tickets required. Live on-air radio show. ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Music for 4 Hands by Brahms, Schubert and Piazzolla. Higuera-Lee Duo. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●2:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Direct from Israel: Jazz Central. Shai Jaschek, guitar; Rosa Lea Salamon, bass/vocals; Ben Friedkin, drums. Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St. W. 416-633-4492. Free. Food and drink available for purchase. ●●7:30: Classical Context. Prehistoric Ligeti. Ligeti: String Quartet No.1: Metamorphoses Nocturnes; Öt Arany-dal; Sonata for Solo Cello; Musica Ricercata I & VII; Cordes à vide. Quartour Despax; Elizabeth Lee, cello; Andrew James Clark, piano. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. . ●●7:30: Music at Dewi Sant. An Evening with Arthur Ozolins. Bach: Concerto in f BWV1056; Vierne: Carillon de Westminster; Rachmaninoff: Prelude in c-sharp Op.3 No.2; Schumann: Concerto in a. Matthew Coons, organ; Arthur Ozolins, piano. Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave. 416-485-7583. . ●●7:30: Music at the Toronto Oratory. Oratory Children’s Choir: Spring Concert. Works by Britten, Rutter, Mozart and others. Aaron James, director/accompanist. Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 1372 King St. W. 416- 532-2879. Free. Donations accepted. ●●8:00: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. SING! Jazz It Up with The Swingles & Countermeasure. Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425 King St. E. 416-694-6900. . ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Robi Botos. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or Eventbrite. . Cash only at the door. ●●8:00: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto. Vesuvius Ensemble: The Plucking Opera. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 356-5016. ; free(child). Saturday June 1 ●●7:00: Claire de Sévigné/Aviva Fortunata. Two Sopranos, One Friendship. Works by Mozart, Strauss, Donizetti and others. Claire de Sévigné and Aviva Fortunata, sopranos; thewholenote.com May 1 - June 7, 2019 | 53

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