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Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019

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  • Theatre
  • Symphony
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  • Singers
  • Arts
  • Jazz
  • Choral
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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!

Jenna Simeonov, piano.

Jenna Simeonov, piano. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. n/a. . ●●7:30: Annex Singers. Underneath the Stars. Cabaret concert of jazz standards and popular songs. Works by Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and other Songbook composers. Maria Case, artistic director. Parish Hall, Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-458-4434. ; (sr/st). Light fare; cash bar. ●●7:30: Cantemus Singers. Tanzen und Springen/Dancing and Leaping. Franck: Bierlied; Lasso: Un jeune moine; Pange Lingua; Schütz: Tornate cari baci; Buxtehude: Missa Brevis for 5 voices. Michael Erdman, conductor. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-578-6602. ; free(under 12). Also Jun 2(3pm). ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. After the Rain. Apostolov: After the Rain, Barefoot Dance, Guardian Angel, and Mystic Mountain; Lauridsen: Les chansons des roses; and works by Byrd, Delibes, Fauré and others. Anton Apostolov, guitar; Jacek Karlowski, tamboura (Bulgarian lute); Nikola Gaidarov, kaval (Bulgarian wooden flute); Sunjung Park, keyboard; Hasheel Lodhia, bansuri (Indian flute); Rosendo Chendy Leon, percussion; Carl Steinhauser, piano. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416- 779-2258. . Venue is accessible. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Physical Thinking. Music by Franz Schubert and Thom Willems. William Forsythe, choreographer and designer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345- 9595. and up. Opens Jun 1, 7:30pm. Runs to Jun 8. Sat/Sun(2pm), Wed-Fri(7:30pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Nabucco. Music by Verdi; libretto by Solera. Gene Wu, baritone (Nabucco); Cristina Pisani, soprano (Abigaille); Dylan Wright, bass (Zaccaria); Cian Horrobin, tenor (Ismaele); and others; Jubilate Singers & North York Concert Orchestra with the Hart House CHorus Ode to Joy jubilatesingers.ca A. Concerts in the GTA conductor Rafael Luz Beethoven’S gLoRiouS 9 th Symphony Sat. June 1, 8 pm Yorkminster Citadel Sun. June 2, 7:30 pm St. Simon-the-Apostle Church William Shookhoff, piano and conductor. Christ Church UCC, 1700 Mazo Crescent, Mississauga. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Resonance (part of Mississauga Festival Choir family). Resonance in Performance: Spring Concert. First United Church (Port Credit), 151 Lakeshore Rd W., Mississauga. 416-986-5537. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Toronto Messiaen Ensemble. Portrait of a Friendship. Gideon Gee-Bum Kim: Riddle, Two Poems and Epilogue, Impromptu on the Korean Folk tune “Doraji”; Ofer Ben- Amots: Montage Music, Bulgar Genevois; and other works. Esther Choi, flute; Peter Pinteric, clarinet; Steve Koh; violin; Yoon Woo Kim, viola; Evan Lamberton, cello; Amy Seulky Lee, piano; Gideon Gee-Bum Kim, artistic director/conductor. Guest: Daniel Ramjattan, guitar. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. torontomessiaen@hotmail.com. Donation. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Angelique Francis. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. lillian.wauthier@gmail.com. /(adv). ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Wine and Cheese Concert. R. Strauss: Sonata in E-flat for Violin and Piano; Taneyev: Piano Quintet in g Op.30. Erika Crino, piano; Joyce Lai and Alain Bouvier, violins; Ian Clarke, viola; Andras Weber, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. canadiansinfonietta.yapsody.com. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: North York Concert Orchestra/ Jubilate Singers/Hart House Chorus. Ode to Joy. Beethoven: Symphony No.9. Andrea Lett, soprano; Danielle MacMillan, mezzo; Michael Barrett, tenor; Bradley Christensen, baritone; Jubilate Singers; Hart House Chorus; Rafael Luz, conductor. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 416-628-9195. ; (sr); (st). Pre-concert chat at 7:30pm. Also Jun 2(7:30pm, Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle). The Mississauga Festival Choir’s youth and young adult choir. OUR FOURTH ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT! Saturday June 1, 2019 7:30 p.m. First United Church: 151 Lakeshore Rd. West TICKETS: mfchoir.com Confluence Concerts AT THE RIVER Words and music inspired by an enduring image Saturday, June 1 8 p.m. confluenceconcerts.ca ●●8:00: Confluence. At the River. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-410-4561. ; (st). 7:15 pre-concert chat. ●●8:00: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Soundcrowd: Dance Party. Opera House, 735 Queen 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. Also May 29, 30. ●●10:15: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. After Dark: Community Melaveh Makla. Shir Harmony; Toronto Jewish Chorus; Toronto Jewish Male Choir; Jonno Lightstone, clarinet. Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am, 55 Yeomans Rd. 416-638-4492. Free. Sunday June 2 ●●10:30am: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Cool Kids’ Concert: Sonshine & Broccoli! Lisa Sonshine; Brock Burford. Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave. W. 416-638- 4492. Free. ●●11:30am: Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Bread & Honey Festival. Memorial Park Streetsville, 355 Church St., Mississauga. 905- 270-4757 or rboniface@rogers.com. Free. ●●2:00: Choralairs Choir. Annual Public Concert. Beatles in Revue (medley), Hallelujah, Blue Skies and Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat medley. SATB Choir. B’nai Torah Synagogue, 465 Patricia Ave. 416-787- 8307. ; free(under 10); (10 or more group rate). Accessible. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Physical Thinking. See Jun 1. Also Jun 5, 6, 7. ●●3:00: Cantemus Singers. Tanzen und Springen/Dancing and Leaping. Franck: Bierlied; Lasso: Un jeune moine; Pange Lingua; Schütz: Tornate cari baci; Buxtehude: Missa Brevis for 5 voices. Michael Erdman, conductor. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-578- 6602. ; free(under 12). Also Jun 1(7:30pm). ●●3:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Sing Together with Sawuti African Children’s Choir. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-638-4492. Free. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church. Organ Concert. Gerald Loo, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. ●●3:30: North Toronto Community Band. Spring Rhythms. Marches, classics, show tunes, big band and more. Danny Wilks, conductor; Phil Coonce, violin; Sharon Smith, vocalist. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (children 12 and under). Silent auction. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●7:00: Strings Attached Orchestra. Family & Friends Annual Year End Concert. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. info@stringsattachedorchestra.com. . ●●7:30: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Jerusalem Swings! The Manhattan Transfer; Simon Spiro; Wendy Lands, singer; Canadian All-Star Swing Orchestra. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-872-1212 or mirvish.com/ticketing. -0. ●●7:30: North York Concert Orchestra/Jubilate Singers/Hart House Chorus. Ode to Joy. Beethoven: Symphony No.9. Andrea Lett, soprano; Danielle MacMillan, mezzo; Michael Barrett, tenor; Bradley Christensen, baritone; Jubilate Singers; Hart House Chorus; Rafael Luz, conductor. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-485- 1988 or brownpapertickets.com or nyco.ca. ; (sr); (st). Also Jun 1(8pm, Yorkminster Citadel). ●●7:30: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. SING! Cuban Fantasies with Vocal Sampling and Freeplay. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-694-6900. . ●●7:30: The Bronze Foundation. America the Beautiful. Handbell Ensemble. Wexford Heights United Church, 2102 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 905-764-6903. ; (st). Monday June 3 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Acquired Taste Choir. Stephen Chatman: Remember; and June 3 - Acquired Taste Choir June 10 - James McLean & William Aide June 17 - Andrew Sords June 24 - Ilana Waldston www.musicmondays.ca 54 | May 1 - June 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

other works. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521x223. PWYC( suggested). Proceeds donated to a local charity. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival: Opening Night. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, choir director; Elisa Citterio; director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. Free. Advanced general admission tickets will be available online for priority seating. Tuesday June 4 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Jacqueline Leung, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. ●●4:45: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. MNjcc Suzuki End of Season Ensemble Concert. Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0 or gretchena@mnjcc.org. Free. Wednesday June 5 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. John Palmer, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Physical Thinking. See Jun 1. Also Jun 6, 7. ●●7:30: Pomegranate Opera Productions/ Pride Toronto. Pomegranate. Music by Kye Marshall, libretto by Amanda Hale. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. pomegranateopera.com. -. Opens Jun 5, 7:30pm. Runs to Jun 9. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●8:00: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. MNjcc Community Choir Concerts. Popular hits by Sting and The Lumineers; The Wiz (selections); Avenue Q (selections); choral works by Bevan and Jenkins; Gjeilo: Across the Vast Eternal Sky. MNjcc Suzuki string ARIKO portrait de famille THÉÂTRE SPADINA THEATRE 24 SPADINA RD 8 JUIN 20H JUNE 8TH 8PM alliance-francaise.ca program members; Mark Ramsay, choir director; Briony Glassco, assistant director; Asher Farber, piano. Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0 or Mnjcc.org/choirconcert. . Also Jun 6. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brahms Symphony 4. Schumann: Overture to Manfred; Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1; Brahms: Symphony No.4. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Karl-Heinz Steffens, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Jun 6, 8. Thursday June 6 ●●12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall. Noon-Hour Concert Series: Here’s to Song! Oakville Choir for Children and Youth. 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. Free. ●●7:30: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Ishay Shaer in Concert. Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op.111; Debussy: 2 Etudes; Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in b Op.58; Coulthard: Image Astrale. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-654-0877. ; (st). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Physical Thinking. See Jun 1. Also Jun 7. ●●7:30: Pomegranate Opera Productions/ Pride Toronto. Pomegranate. Music by Kye Marshall, libretto by Amanda Hale. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. pomegranateopera.com. -. Opens Jun 5, 7:30pm. Runs to Jun 9. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●8:00: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. MNjcc Community Choir Concerts. Popular hits by Sting and The Lumineers; The Wiz (selections); Avenue Q (selections); choral works by Bevan and Jenkins; Gjeilo: Across the Vast Eternal Sky. MNjcc Suzuki string program members; Mark Ramsay, choir director; Briony Glassco, assistant director; Asher Farber, piano. Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0 or Mnjcc. org/choirconcert. . Also Jun 5. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brahms Symphony 4. Schumann: Overture to Manfred; Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1; Brahms: Symphony No.4. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Karl-Heinz Steffens, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Jun 5, 8. Friday June 7 ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Physical Thinking. See Jun 1. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. A Summer Feast. Purcell: If Music Be the Food of Love; Hoiby: Bon Appetit (complete with real chocolate cake); Berkeley: A Dinner Engagement. Meghan Symon, mezzo; Lawrence Shirkie, baritone; Gwendolynn Yearwood, soprano; Josh Clemenger and Francis Domingue, tenors; William Shookhoff, piano and conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Pomegranate Opera Productions/ Pride Toronto. Pomegranate. Music by Kye Marshall, libretto by Amanda Hale. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. pomegranateopera.com. -. Opens Jun 5, 7:30pm. Runs to Jun 9. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●8:00: Didgori/MusiCamp/Clay and Paper Theatre/Folk Camp Canada. Didgori Ensemble in Toronto. Georgian polyphony. 6 members of Didgori ensemble from Georgia singing and accompanying themselves on traditional instruments. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 647-836-4852 or musicampto.com. ; (st/underemployed). B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Ajax, Alliston, Barrie, Belleville, Brantford, Cambridge, Campbellford, Deep River, Gravenhurst, Grimbsy, Guelph, Haliburton, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, Leith, London, Niagara-on-the-Lake, North Bay, Orangeville, Oshawa, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines, Stratford, Sudbury, Tecumseh, Uxbridge, Waterloo, Whitby, Windsor. Wednesday May 1 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Chamber Music Concert. Winners from the Barrie Music Festival. Hiway Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Sing Me a Song. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B-flat; Dvořák: Serenade for Winds in d; Brahms: Serenade No.2 in A. James Mason, curator. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745- 4717. . Also May 3(Guelph); 4(Cambridge). Thursday May 2 ●●7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Eight! Brahms: String Sextet No.1 and works by Ferdinand Thieriot. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. 519-661-0333. ; (sr); (st); (child). ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Art of Time Ensemble: Doghouse Roses - The Words & Music of Steve Earle. Andy Maize, vocals; Susie Ungerlieder, vocals; Tom Wilson, vocals; Gregory Hoskins, vocals; Michael Ondaatje, reader; Rick Roberts, reader; Andrew Burashko, piano. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (member); (st). Friday May 3 ●●12:00 noon: Westben. New Now: Antian Jiang: First-Friday Lunchtime Tick Talk. Haydn: Variations in f; Debussy: Pour le piano; Beethoven: Variations on an Original Theme in c WoO80; Liszt: Tarentella. Antian Jiang, piano. Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford. 705-653-5508. PWYC. Sixty minute concert chat. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Sing Me a Song. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B-flat; Dvořák: Serenade for Winds in d; Brahms: Serenade No.2 in A. James Mason, curator. Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. . Also May 1(Waterloo); 4(Cambridge). Saturday May 4 ●●10:00am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Flowers Wake Up. KWS Musicians; Barbara Croall, storyteller. Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). Also Apr 27(Woolwich Memorial Centre); May 11(Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts). 10am: Pre-concert activities. ●●2:00: King Edward Choir. Messiah Plus! With chamber orchestra. Handel: Choruses from Messiah; Dvořàk: Songs of Nature; Brahms: How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place; Puccini: Requiem; Rachmaninoff: Ave Maria; Gershwin: Medley. Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-733-7955. ; (st). Also 7:30pm. ●●2:30: Music4Life Ensemble. Music for a Cure. Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Dr., Ajax. 647-409-2274. ; (sr); (st); free(child 12 and under); thewholenote.com May 1 - June 7, 2019 | 55

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Volume 24 Issue 7 - April 2019
Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019
Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019
Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019
Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018
Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018
Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018
Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018
Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018
Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018
Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018
Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017
Volume 23 Issue 2 - October 2017
Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017
Volume 22 Issue 9 - Summer 2017
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Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017
Volume 22 Issue 6 - March 2017
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Volume 22 Issue 2 - October 2016
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Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016
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