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Volume 24 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2019

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In this issue: The Toronto Brazilian bateria beat goes on; TD Jazz in Yorkville is three years young; Murray Schafer's earliest Wilderness forays revisited; cellist/composer Cris Derksen's Maada'ookkii Songlines to close Luminato (and it's free!); our 15th annual Green Pages summer music guide; all this and more in our combined June/July/August issue now available in flipthrough format here and on stands starting Thursday May 30.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 70. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 76. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 77. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 80. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from September 1 to October 7, 2019. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Thursday August 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email to listings@thewholenote.com or by using the online form on our website. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to search for concerts by the zones on this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario Saturday June 1 ●●2:00: The Parahumans. Triad. Scotiabank Studio Theatre, 6 Noble St. theparahumans. com. ; (sr/st/dance artists). Also 8pm. ●●3:00: Singing Out. Changing Currents. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. singingout.com. . Also 7:30. A fundraiser for Rainbow Camp. ●●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; 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 June 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; William Shookhoff, piano and conductor. Christ Church UCC, 1700 Mazo Crescent, Mississauga. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Resonance. Resonance in Performance: Spring Concert. Part of Mississauga Festival Choir family. First United Church (Port Credit), 151 Lakeshore Rd W., Mississauga. 416-986-5537. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Singing Out. Changing Currents. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. singingout.com. . Also 7:30. A fundraiser for Rainbow Camp. ●●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; A. Concerts in the GTA 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/Live Music East. 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: Confluence. At the River. Larry Beckwith, Dylan Bell, James Mead, Marion Newman, Patricia O’Callaghan, and others. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416- 410-4561. ; (sr); (st). 7:15pm: preconcert chat and season announcement with Larry Beckwith and special guests. ●●8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. A Night at the Movies. Music from blockbuster movies: Lord of the Rings, Superman, 007, Harry Potter, Doctor Zhivago, and Mission Impossible. John Palmer conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-238-0015 or gtpo.ca. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Kir Stefan The Serb Choir. Music Knows No Borders. Works by Manojlović; sacred and secular 19th- and 20th-century works. Jasmina Vucurović, conductor. Trinity- St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. universe.com. ; (sr/st). Dedicated to 70th anniversary of the death of Kosta P. Manojlović. ●●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 June 2(7:30pm, Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle). ●●8:00: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Soundcrowd: Dance Party. Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. 416-694-6900. . ●●8:00: The Parahumans. Triad. Scotiabank Studio Theatre, 6 Noble St. theparahumans. com. ; (sr/st/dance artists). Also 2pm. ●●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. ●●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 60 | June | July | August 2019 thewholenote.com

Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave. W. 416-633- 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. 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). ●●2:00: Spectrum Music. Voyages Extraordinaires. Jazz Ensemble; Florian Francois, Genevieve Fontaine, actors. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-576- 8890. ; (child). ●●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 June 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, June 3 - Acquired Taste Choir June 10 - James McLean & William Aide June 17 - Andrew Sords June 24 - Ilana Waldston www.musicmondays.ca 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. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Felix Pastorius, bass; Tom Reynolds, piano; Michael Occhipinti, guitar. 31 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. PWYC. ●●7:00: Strings Attached Orchestra. Family & Friends Annual Year End Concert. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. info@stringsattachedorchestra.com. . ●●7:00: Strings Attached Orchestra. Family & Friends Gala Concert. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 416-219-2862 or stringsattachedorchestra.com/tickets. . ●●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 June 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 other works. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521x223. PWYC( suggested). Proceeds donated to a local charity. ●●7:30: Soundstreams. Encounters Series: Encounters in Exile. Excerpts by Feliz and Eisler. Juro Kim Feliz, spacialized recording. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. 416-504- 1282. Free; PWYC(reserved seating). ●●8:00: Blythwood Winds. Return of the Jedi. Williams: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (arr.). Tim Crouch, flute; Elizabeth Eccleston, oboe; Anthony Thompson, clarinet; Kevin Harris, bassoon; Curtis Vander Hyden, horn. Burdock Music Hall, 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546- 4033. /(adv). Seating is limited; doors open 7:30. ●●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. '11\FELxIUSIK BAROQ.!JE SUxlxIER FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT June 3at8pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre -e- ·"' = ----@l .,•----- 7I= ""'- tafelmusik.org/TBSF 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. ●●7:00: Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto. Vocal Recital. Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir, mezzo; Snorri Sigfús Birgisson, piano. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-762-8627. Freewill offering at the door; reserve tickets at icct.info/hanna. Postconcert reception. ●●7:30: City Choir. In Concert. An evening of unique choral music, including original compositions and arrangements. Gregory Oh, John Millard, Patricia O’Callaghan, Suba Sankaran and Waleed Abdulhamid, directors. Dixon Hall, 188 Carlton St. 416-963- 9374. PWYC. The world premiere of a lesbian opera comes to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto June 5-9, 2019 Music by Kye Marshall Libretto by Amanda Hale #PomOpera @pomegranateopera www.pomegranateopera.comm Wednesday June 5 ●●12:00 noon: Small World - Summer Lunch. Mimi O’Bansawin. Union Summer Stage, 65 Front St. W. 416-536-5439. Free. ●●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 2. Also Jun 6(7:30pm), 7(7:30pm), 8(2pm). ●●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: Canadian Music Centre. The Canadian Piano Left-Hand Commissioning Project. New works for piano left-hand by Christopher Butterfield, Taylor Brook, Anna Hostman, Emilie LeBel, Adam Sherkin and others. Adam Scime, piano left-hand; Adam Sherkin, piano two-hands. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. PWYC. Volumes of the commissioned pieces will be on sale. Reception to follow. ●●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 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. BOOK NOW! 416-975-8555 buddiesinbadtimes.com/ show/pomegranate Opening Night Gala June 6 @ 7:30 pm Performances June 5-9 @ 7:30 pm & 2:00 pm Tickets: / / thewholenote.com June | July | August 2019 | 61

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