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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.

416-872-4255. Free.

416-872-4255. Free. ●●7:30: Helga Schmidt/Attila Glatz Concert Productions/Elev8 Global Entertainment. Jonathan Antoine: Live In Concert, Beyond the Curtain. Crossover tenor and star of Britain’s Got Talent. Disney anthems; popular songs; Puccini: Nessun Dorma; and other arias. Jonathan Antoine, tenor; Tina Guo, cello; DCappella, a cappella group. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-872-1212. -0. Also June 8. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Physical Thinking. See Jun 2. Also Jun 7(7:30pm), 8(2pm). ●●7:30: Pomegranate Opera Productions/ Pride Toronto. Pomegranate. See Jun 5. Also Jun 7(7:30pm), 8(2pm & 7:30pm), 9(2pm). ●●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. Peter Harvey, baritone. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-654-0877. ; (st). ●●8:00: Luminato Festival/Lua Shayenne (Shayenne Productions). Kira: the Path/La Voie (premiere). Tolno. Lua Shayenne Dance Company. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-368-4849. -. Runs June 6-9 as part of Luminato Festival 2019. ●●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. ●●8:30: Music Gallery. Dwarfs of East Agouza + Fresh Snow + Omar Bongo. Tranzac A. Concerts in the GTA Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members). Friday June 7 ●●12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Keep Calm and Carillon. Jonathan Lehrer, carillonist. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Freewill offering. On the front lawn. Also Jun 21, 28. Music, She Wrote William O’Meara | Organ Etsuko Kimura | Violin Friday, June 7 7:00 PM St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica ●●7:00: St. Michael’s Concerts. Music, She Wrote. Henderson: Suite for Organ & Violin; Higdon: Ceremonies Suite; Tabakova: Diptych; Tailleferre: Nocturne; Archer: Improvisation on Veni Creator. William O’Meara, organ; Etsuko Kimura, violin. St. Michael’s Cathedral, 65 Bond St. 416-397-6367. By donation( suggested). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Physical Thinking. See Jun 2. Also Jun 8(2pm). ●●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. See Jun 5. Also Jun 8(2pm & 7:30pm), 9(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). ●●8:00: Luminato Festival/Lua Shayenne (Shayenne Productions). Kira: the Path/La Voie (premiere). Tolno. Lua Shayenne Dance Company. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-368-4849. -. Runs June 6-9 as part of Luminato Festival 2019. ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Arnab Chakrabarty Sarod Recital. Arnab Chakrabarty, sarod; Zaheer-Abbas Janmohamed, tabla. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). Saturday June 8 ●●12:30: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival: Baroque Portraits. Members of the Faculty of Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-964-6337. Free. Assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets required. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Physical Thinking. See Jun 2. ●●2:00: Pomegranate Opera Productions/ Pride Toronto. Pomegranate. See Jun 5. Also Jun 8(7:30pm), 9(2pm). ●●4:00: Lisa Di Maria. In Recital. Barber: Knoxville Summer of 1915; works by Fauré, Puccini and others. Lisa Di Maria, soprano; Adolfo De Santis, piano. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 647-201- 5762. ; (st under 18). ●●7:00: North Wind Concerts. Alternate Takes. Works by Schumann, Brahms, Bruch and KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA 10 th anniversary concert season Kodály. Colin Savage, clarinet; Mary-Katherine Finch, cello; Laurence Schaufele, viola; Stephanie Chua, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-588-4301 or bemusednetwork.com. ; (sr); (st/arts); (12 and under). ●●7:00: St. Elizabeth Scola Cantorum Hungarian Choir. Spring Choir Concert. Vivaldi: Gloria and other works. Christa Lazar, soprano; Ágnes Kurfis, alto; Orsolya Szalados, Renee Anton violin; Imre Olah, conductor, and others. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 432 Sheppard Ave. E. 416-300- 9305 or scola.cantorum@gmail.com. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra. In Concert. Andrew Chung, conductor. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 647-970-8057. ; (st). ●●7:30: Helga Schmidt/Attila Glatz Concert Productions/Elev8 Global Entertainment. Jonathan Antoine: Live In Concert, Beyond the Curtain. Crossover tenor and star of Britain’s Got Talent. Disney anthems; popular songs; Puccini: Nessun Dorma; and other arias. Jonathan Antoine, tenor; Tina Guo, cello; DCappella, a cappella group. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-872-1212. -0. Also June 6. ●●7:30: Pomegranate Opera Productions/ Pride Toronto. Pomegranate. See Jun 5. Also Jun 9(2pm). ●●7:30: TO Live. Ghostbusters in Concert. Movie screening accompanied by live orchestra. Peter Bernstein, conductor. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855- 872-7669. -1. ●●7:30: Toronto Cantata Chorus. A Concert for Hope. Fauré: Requiem. North York Temple Band. Toronto Christian Community Church, 100 Acadia Ave., Markham. 647- 869-6035. . ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Ariko - Concert Folk. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. ; (sr/st); (members). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Schnittke and Schoenberg. Schnittke: Concerto for piano and strings; Schoenberg: Kammersymphonie Op.9. Featuring films about Schnittke and Schoenberg. Antonia de Wolfe, piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Cornell Recital Hall, 3201 Bur Oak Ave., Markham. 905-604- 8339. -; (sr); (under 30). ●●8:00: Labyrinth Ontario. Modal Music Summit: Ross Daly with This Tale of Ours plus Tzvetanka Varimezova. Transcultural instrumental and vocal modal music from Greece, Bulgaria, Iran. Ross Daly; This Tale of Ours; Tzvetanka Varimezova. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. labyrinthontario. com. ; (st/arts). ●●8:00: Luminato Festival/Lua Shayenne (Shayenne Productions). Kira: the Path/La Voie (premiere). Tolno. Lua Shayenne Dance Company. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-368-4849. -. Runs June 6-9 as part of Luminato Festival 2019. ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu and American Rogues. Taiko x Celtic. Nagata Shachu (Aki Takahashi, taiko, shamisen, vocals; Tony Nguyen, taiko, woodwinds; and others; Kiyoshi Nagata, director, taiko, shinobue/ flute); American Rogues Celtic Band (Nelson Stewart, leader). Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. -; (sr/st). 62 | June | July | August 2019 thewholenote.com

●●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, 6. Sunday June 9 ●●12:30: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival: Many Strings Attached. Participants of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Viola d’Amore Workshop; Thomas Georgi, leader. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-964-6337. Free. Assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not required. ●●2:00: Pomegranate Opera Productions/ Pride Toronto. Pomegranate. See Jun 5. ●●2:30: Venuti String Quartet. In Concert. Borodin: String Quartet No.2; Puccini: Crisantemi; Jurecka: New Jazz String Quartet. West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas St. W. 647-391-4645. ; (st); (child 12 and under). Childcare provided (included in child ticket price). Refreshments will be served. ●●3:00: Faustina Chamber Music. Composers from A to Z: Music of the Baroque Era. Handel: Gloria; Works by Bach, Vivaldi, Abinoni, Corelli and others. Iris Krizmanic, soprano; Dora Krizmanic, organ/harpsichord; Axeff Janos Ungvary, flute. St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Uxbridge), 59 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. 905-852-7016. By donation. ●●3:00: Jacqueline Gélineau presents. Bach Ascension Oratorios. Himmelfahrts-Oratorium BWV11; Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen BWV43. Darlene Shura, soprano; Jacqueline Gelineau, contralto; William Ford, tenor; Noah Grove, baritone; Brahm Goldhamer, conductor and harpsichord. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. Free; donations welcomed. ●●3:00: Luminato Festival/Lua Shayenne (Shayenne Productions). Kira: the Path/La Voie (premiere). Tolno. Lua Shayenne Dance Company. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-368-4849. -. Runs June 6-9 as part of Luminato Festival 2019. ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Russian Salon: Ages & Stages. Works by Mussorgsky, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Ilana Zarankin, soprano; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Ernesto Ramirez, Russian Salon: Ages & Stages JUNE 9, 2019 3:00 pm tenor; Julie Hereish, cello; Sheila Jaffe, violin; and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-6323. ; (sr); (young adult). offcentremusic.com. ●●3:00: Voices Chamber Choir. Handel and Haydn. Handel: Coronation Anthems and choral works by Michael and Joseph Haydn. Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor; John Stephenson, organ. St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519- 0528. ; (sr/st). ●●4:00: Leaside United Church. A Festival of Hymns. Chancel Choir; Brass Ensemble. 822 Millwood Rd. 416-425-1253. Donations accepted. Dinner follows festival. Donations are towards purchase of grand piano. ●●4:00: Penthelia Singers. Shirei Penthelia (Songs of Penthelia). Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs (arr. Leck/Ellis): Mir Zeinen Alle (Ale Brider); Youngest Daughter’s Wedding (Di Mezinke Oysgegebn); Gershon: Kumi Lach. Scott Metcalf, piano; Alex Toskov, violin; Kinneret Sagee, clarinet; Max Senitt, drums. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 416-579-7464. ; pay age(under 13). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:30: LARK Ensemble. Quaternity. Works by Ries, Van Delden and McGrath. Corkin Gallery, LARK ENSEMBLE QUATERNITY JUNE 9, 7:30pm CORKIN GALLERY, DISTILLERY DISTRICT 7 Tank House Ln. 647-869-2559. ; (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Chinese Orchestra. The Butterfly Lovers. Jon Lin Chua: Princess Miao Shan (premiere); Gang Chen: The Butterfly Lovers Concerto; Jianmin Wang: Night Mooring by Maple Bridge; Cecilia Heejeong Kim: Madam Su-Ro. Lina Cao, guzheng; Vivian Yang Li, erhu/ gaohu; wHOOL, jango/superjango; Chih-Sheng Chen, conductor. Markham People’s Community Church, 22 Esna Park Dr., Markham. 647-299- 9209. ; (st). 7pm: Pre-concert talk. Monday June 10 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Heine’s Buch der Lieder. James McLean, tenor; William Aide, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC(suggested donation ). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Modern Broadway. Selections from Broadway hits including The Book of Mormon, Once, The Baker’s Wife, The Last Five Years, The Civil War, and other works. Betsy Wolfe, soprano; Jeremy Jordan, tenor; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also Jun 11, Jun 12(mat), Jun 12(eve). Tuesday June 11 ●●12:00 noon: Montreal Chamber Music Festival. BMO Hottest Classical Artists Under 30! Barriere: 6 Cello Sonatas; Bach: Suite No.4 BWV 1010 arr. Varga; Kummer: Cello duets No.2 Opus 22; Gliere: Cello duets Op.53. Bruno Tobon, Denis Brott, cello. Salle Bourgie, 1339 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. 514-489- 7444. Free. Includes free snack. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Allan Pulker, flute. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. ●●4:45: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Suzuki End of Season Group Repertoire Concert. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. gretchena@mnjcc.org. Free. ●●5:00: Montreal Chamber Music Festival. The Beethoven Symphonies Transcribed for Piano by Franz Liszt. Beethoven: Symphony 1 & 3. Alexander Ullman, piano. Salle Bourgie, 1339 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. 514- 489-7444. . ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Modern Broadway. Selections from Broadway hits including The Book of Mormon, Once, The Baker’s Wife, The Last Five Years, The Civil War, and other works. Betsy Wolfe, soprano; Jeremy Jordan, tenor; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-7. Also Jun 10, Jun 12(mat), Jun 12(eve). Wednesday June 12 ●●12:00 noon: Small World - Summer Lunch. Moskitto Bar. Union Summer Stage, 65 Front St. W. 416-536-5439. Free. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Eric Hanbury and Ian Sadler, organ duo. 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. Eric Robertson, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●1:00: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival: Afternoon Concert. Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Orchestras and Choirs; Elisa Citterio, Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins, directors. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-964-6337. Free. Assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not required. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Modern Broadway. Selections from Broadway hits including The Book of Mormon, Once, The Baker’s Wife, The Last Five Years, The Civil War, and other works. Betsy Wolfe, soprano; Jeremy Jordan, tenor; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. .75-7. Also Jun 10, 11, Jun 12(eve). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Modern Broadway. See 2pm. Also Jun 10, 11. Thursday June 13 ●●1:30: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Woodstock 50th Anniversary Concert. Sebastian Agnello, Michael Bar, Stephen Court, Keith McKie, Judith Orban and others. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924- 6211 x0 or mnjcc.org. (includes refreshments). Refreshments at 1pm. ●●7:30: Ann Cooper and Errol Gay. Let’s Make a Fuss! A benefit concert for focused ultrasound research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Jean Stilwell, mezzo; Jonathan Crow, violin; Russell Braun, baritone; Peter Barcza, baritone; Adi Braun, piano; and performers from the TSO, COC, CCOC and friends. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. (suggested donation). ●●8:00: Solomiya Moroz. Docu_Presence. Brook: Stagger; Manulyak: Transgressions; Moroz: artefacts of presence. Solomiya Moroz, flute/electronics; Ilana Waniuk, violon; Julian Kytasty, bandura. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. -. Also Jun 17 (7pm, La Vitrola, 4602 St-Laurent, Montreal). Friday June 14 ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Quatuor Bozzini. Eliane Radigue: Occam Delta XV. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204- 1080. /(adv); (members/st). ●●9:00: Batuki Music Society. Okavango African Orchestra. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. okay2019.eventbrite.ca or 416- 922-2014. /(adv). Saturday June 15 Tour Send-off Concert Up Top to Down Under Saturday, June 15 | 5PM Church of the Redeemer Tickets: torontochildrenschorus.com thewholenote.com June | July | August 2019 | 63

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