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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.

●●5:00: Toronto

●●5:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Tour Send-off Concert: Up Top to Down Under. Works by Bach, Brahms and Debussy. Toronto Children’s Chorus’s Chamber Choir. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (st/sr); (child). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Maria Stuarda. Donizetti. Antonina Ermolenko, soprano (Maria Stuarda); Cristina Pisani, soprano (Elizabeth I); Paul Wiliamson, tenor (Leicester); Dylan Wright, bass-baritone (Talbot); Henry Irwin, baritone (Cecil); William Shookhoff, piano/music director; and others. St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival: The Grand Finale. Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Orchestra and Choir; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins, directors. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-964-6337. Free. Limited tickets available beginning Jun 11. Tickets must be obtained in advance at Tafelmusik Box Office. Maximum 2 tickets per person. Sunday June 16 ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. The Music Speaks. Original works for flute and marimba by Canadian and American contemporary composers. Tangera (Amelia Lyon, flute; Evan Mitchell, marimba). St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. 416-822-0613 or reservations@canzona.org. . Brunch at 12:30pm (reservations required). Also Jun 17 (7:30pm, St. George the Martyr Church). ●●2:00: Trio 103. Bloom’s Day in Vienna. J. Haydn: Divertimento in G; Beethoven: Romance in F; Schubert: Trio in B-flat D471; Brahms: Sonata in A (1st mvnt); Weiner: String Trio No.1 in g. John Jull, piano; Baird Knechtel, viola; Daniel Kushner, violin; John Trembath, cello. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-465-7443. Free; donations welcomed. ●●3:00: Tudor Consort. The Song of Songs & Songs of Love. Works by Schütz, Monteverdi, Marenzio, Palestrina, Verdelot and others. Historic Leaskdale Church, 11850 Regional A. Concerts in the GTA Road 1, Leaskdale. 705-357-2459. By donation. In support of Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Church. Choral Evensong for Trinity Sunday. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Religious service. Followed by Strawberry Tea and Music from 18th-Century Italy at 5pm. ●●5:00: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Klez-mish Concert. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. gretchena@mnjcc.org. Free. SUN 16 JUNE AT 4 Choral Evensong for Trinity Sunday plus Strawberry Tea and at 5: IMPROVISATION AND THE ITALIAN BAROQUE with Emily Klassen, soprano and Ben Stein, lute, tenor ●●5:00: St. Olave’s Church. Improvisation and the Italian Baroque. Music from 18thcentury Italy. Emily Klassen, soprano; Ben Stein, tenor and lute. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. ●●6:30: Karim Khakimov. Karim & Friends. Works by Bach, Fauré, Poulenc, Amirov and others. Prater Ensemble. Helconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-875-3131. PWYC( suggested). Monday June 17 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. In Concert. Andrew Sords, violin; Cherul Duvall, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC(suggested donation ). ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. The Music Speaks. Original works for flute and marimba by Canadian and American contemporary composers. Tangera (Amelia Lyon, flute; Evan Mitchell, marimba). St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416-822-0613 or reservations@canzona.org. . Also June 16 (2pm, St. Andrew-by-the-Lake Church, Toronto Island). Tuesday June 18 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Naoko Sakata, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. Wednesday June 19 ●●12:00 noon: Small World - Summer Lunch. Polky Village Band. Union Summer Stage, 65 Front St. W. 416-536-5439. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Nicholas Schmelter, organ; Tyler Kivel, piano. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. ●●7:00: Soundstreams, Luminato, & Pinkhouse Productions. Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook. Music by Eisler. Russell Braun, baritone; Serouj Kradjian, piano. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-504-1282. -; - .25(st/youth/arts worker/under 30). Also June 20, 21, 22, 23(2pm). ●●7:30: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Music of Healey Willan. The Gallery Choir. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. PWYC. ●●7:30: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Summer Concerts in the Park. Applewood/ The Shaver House, 450 The West Mall, Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. Free. Also Jul 3, 17. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Merry Widow. Music by Franz Lehár. Ronald Hynd, choreographerJohn Meehan and Steven Woodgate, stage directors. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. and up. Opens Jun 19, 7:30pm. Runs to Jun 23. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). InSpirations Ensemble With Organist Jean-Willy Kunz June 19 7:30 p.m. organixconcerts.ca ●●7:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Special Presentation Concert. Jean-Willy Kunz, organ; InSpirations Jazz Ensemble. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. ; (RCCO members). ●●7:30: Oshawa Civic Band. Brass-issimo! Ball: Petit Suite; Mussorgsky: Night on Bare Mountain; Schifrin: Mission Impossible; Unger: Ashoken Farewell; and other works. Guests: Whitby Brass Band. R.S. McLaughlin Bandshell, 110 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa. oshawacivicband.ca. Free. TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Carmina Burana. Korngold: Violin Concerto; Orff: Carmina Burana. James Ehnes, violin; Nicole Haslett, soprano; Sunnyboy Dladla, tenor; Norman Garrett, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Toronto Youth Choir; Toronto Children’s Chorus; Donald Runnicles, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75-8. Also Jun 20, 22, 23. Thursday June 20 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Merry Widow. See Jun 19. Also June 20(7:30pm), 21(7:30pm), 22(2pm & 7:30pm), 23(2pm). ●●7:00: Soundstreams, Luminato, & Pinkhouse Productions. Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook. See Jun 19. Also Jun 21(7pm), 22(7pm), 23(2pm). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Merry Widow. See Jun 19. Also June 21(7:30pm), 22(2pm & 7:30pm), 23(2pm). ●●8:00: Canadian Chinese Orchestra. Music Passion Destiny. Fragrance of Jasmine Flower; Legend of Joel Young; Hanging the Red Lantern; Loess Plateau; Night of the Torch Festival. Lina Cao, guzheng; Roa Lee, gayageum; Huiming Li, suona; Lilian Yang, pipa; Lipeng Wu, dizi. Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 647-889-8042. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Near to the Wild Heart. Impossibly Happy. Susanna Hood, dancer, singer, choreographer. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416- 532-3019. or PWYC. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Carmina Burana. Korngold: Violin Concerto; Orff: Carmina Burana. James Ehnes, violin; Nicole 64 | June | July | August 2019 thewholenote.com

Haslett, soprano; Sunnyboy Dladla, tenor; Norman Garrett, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Toronto Youth Choir; Toronto Children’s Chorus; Donald Runnicles, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75-8. Also Jun 19, 22, 23. Friday June 21 ●●12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Keep Calm and Carillon. Mateusz Olechnowicz and Naoko Tsujita, carillonists. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Freewill offering. On the front lawn. Also Jun 7, 28. ●●7:00: Soundstreams, Luminato, & Pinkhouse Productions. Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook. See Jun 19. Also Jun 22(7pm), 23(2pm). ●●7:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416-598-3444 x244. Free. Also June 22(10am & 12pm). ●●7:30: Caliban Arts Theatre and Trane Live Events. In the Spirit - Kahil El’zabar & David Murray. Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. remixlounge.ca or 647-722-4635. /(adv)/(early bird until 5pm June 9). ●●7:30: Global News Radio 650. Rocky Mountain High: An Evening of John Denver. Annie’s Song; Country Roads; Back Home Again; Calypso; Sunshine on My Shoulders. Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra; Rick and Steve Worrall; Miriam Khalil, soprano; David Curry, tenor; Canadian Allstar Band. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Merry Widow. See Jun 19. Also June 22(2pm & 7:30pm), 23(2pm). Saturday June 22 ●●10:00am: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416-598-3444 x244. Free. Also June 21(7pm), 22(12 noon). ●●12:00 noon: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416-598-3444 x244. Free. Also June 21(7pm), 22 (10 am). ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Merry Widow. See Jun 19. Also June 22(7:30pm), 23(2pm). ●●7:00: Soundstreams, Luminato, & Pinkhouse Productions. Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook. See Jun 19. Also Jun 23(2pm). ●●7:30: Borealis BIg Band. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most. Well You Needn’t, Too Close for Comfort (vocal), Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (arr. Kris Berg), Granada Smoothie, Swingin’ Shepherd Blues and other songs. Newmarket Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., Newmarket. 905-717-3319. ; (under 17). Cash Bar with Dinner Theatre seating. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Merry Widow. See Jun 19. Also June 23(2pm). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Voices of the World. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; Chan Wing-wah: Symphony No.9; Scriabin: Symphony No.1 Op.26. Stephanie DeCiantis, mezzo; Ryan Downey, tenor; Hong Kong Oratorio Society; Vancouver Oratorio Society; Chan Wing-wah, conductor; Kristian Alexander, music director; Michael Berec, host. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ; (sr/under 30). 7:15pm pre-concert recital; 7:30pm pre-concert talk; intermission discussion with Chan Wing-wah. ●●8:00: Mixx Musik. Live in Concert: Gloria Gomez and King Cosmos. Emiy Wood, accompanist. Freedom Factory, 22 Dovercourt Rd., Unit 8. 416-266-2156. . ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Carmina Burana. Korngold: Violin Concerto; Orff: Carmina Burana. James Ehnes, violin; Nicole Haslett, soprano; Sunnyboy Dladla, tenor; Norman Garrett, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Toronto Children’s Chorus; Donald Runnicles, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Jun 19, 20, 23. Sunday June 23 ●●1:00: Opticianado. Chris Bartos & Danny Simmons. Chris Bartos, fiddle; Danny Simmons, banjo. 2919 Dundas St. W. 416-604- 2020. Free. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Merry Widow. See Jun 19. ●●2:00: Soundstreams, Luminato, & Pinkhouse Productions. Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook. See Jun 19. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Carmina Burana. Korngold: Violin Concerto; Orff: Carmina Burana. James Ehnes, violin; Nicole Haslett, soprano; Sunnyboy Dladla, tenor; Norman Garrett, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Toronto Children’s Chorus; Donald Runnicles, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Jun 19, 20, 22. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: The Sacred Music of Duke Ellington. Brian Barlow Big Band. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●8:00: Trio Hyperion. From Schubert to Piazzolla. Brahms: Trio Op.114; Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; Schubert: 4 Impromptus Op.90. Helconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-332-3352 or eventbrite.com. . Monday June 24 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. If I Only Had A Brain: The Songs of Harold Arlen. Ilana Waldston, singer. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC(suggested donation ). ●●8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Diana Ross. Opening Set: Rhonda Ross. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. -0. Tuesday June 25 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Jenny Cheong, cello. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. ●●8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Emilie- Claire Barlow. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Tower of Power. Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ticketmaster.ca. -. Wednesday June 26 ●●12:00 noon: Small World - Summer Lunch. Tich Maredza Band. Union Summer Stage, 65 Front St. W. 416-536-5439. Free. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Stefani Bedin, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Free-will offering appreciated. ●●7:30: Long Reach Opera Workshop. Le nozze di Figaro. Music by Mozart, libretto by Da Ponte. GenerWu, baritone (Figaro); Jeffrey Smith, bass (Basilio); and undergraduate and Masters students from UofT, Western, Dalhousie, McGill, Mount Allison, and other institutions. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. ticketscene.ca/series/716. ; (sr/ st/culture works); free(LROW alumni). Also Jun 27, 28, 29. ●●8:00: Stephen Tam/Teresa Suen-Campbell. From Debussy to Shankar: Flute and Harp Music of Diverse Cultures. Miyagi: Haru No Umi; Ravi Shankar: L’ Aube Enchantée; Piazzola: History of Tango; Debussy: Trio Sonata for Flute, Harp and Viola. Stephen Tam, flute; Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp; Chau Luk, viola. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-222-3349. ; (sr/st). Cash at the door. ●●8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Norah Jones. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -0. ●●8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. From the Buena Vista Social Club Omara Portuondo: One Last Kiss Tour. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●9:00: Roy Thomson Hall on Stage. Alexandra Stréliski. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .40. ●●9:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Rinsethealgorithm / Ghost-Note. Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. 1-888-655-9090. . Thursday June 27 ●●7:00: Summer Music in the Garden. War and Peace. Haydn: Quartet in f Op.20 No.5; Shostakovich: String Quartet No.3 in F. Madawaska Quartet. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre. com/summermusic. Free. ●●7:30: Brott Music Festival. Fascinating Rhythm. S’wonderful, Summertime, Someone to Watch Over Me, An American, Rhapsody in Blue in Paris and other songs. Chelsea Rus, soprano; David Curry, tenor; Raymond Huang, pianist; Boris Brott, conductor. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-525-7664. ; (sr); (st); (Brott35). Festival runs Jun 27 to Aug 8. ●●7:30: Long Reach Opera Workshop. Le nozze di Figaro. Music by Mozart, libretto by Da Ponte. GenerWu, baritone (Figaro); Jeffrey Smith, bass (Basilio); and undergraduate and Masters students from UofT, Western, Dalhousie, McGill, Mount Allison, and other institutions. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. ticketscene.ca/series/716. ; (sr/ st/culture works); free(LROW alumni). Also Jun 26, 28, 29. ●●8:00: Muse 9 Productions/Village Opera. Bon Appétit! A Musical Tasting Menu. Lee Hoiby: Bon Appétit!; Danika Lorèn: The Secret Lives of Vegetables; Peter Tiefenbach: Chansons de mon placard. Katy Clark, soprano; Victoria Borg, mezzo; Hyejin Kwon, music director; Anna Theodosakis, stage director. Merchants of Green Coffee, 2 Matilda St. muse9food.bpt.me. ; (st/artists). ●●8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Friday June 28 ●●12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Keep Calm and Carillon. Andrée-Anne Doane, carillonist. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Freewill offering. On the front lawn. Also Jun 7, 21. ●●7:30: Long Reach Opera Workshop. Le nozze di Figaro. Music by Mozart, libretto by Da Ponte. GenerWu, baritone (Figaro); Jeffrey Smith, bass (Basilio); and undergraduate and Masters students from UofT, Western, Dalhousie, McGill, Mount Allison, and other institutions. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. ticketscene.ca/series/716. ; (sr/ st/culture works); free(LROW alumni). Also Jun 26, 27, 29. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gustavo Gimeno Conducts The Firebird. Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 “Classical”; Stravinsky: Suite from The thewholenote.com June | July | August 2019 | 65

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