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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.

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.95. ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Kleztory. Klezmer music from the late 19th century to the klezmer revival of the 1970s to the 21st century return to klezmer’s pre-jazz traditions. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. -. Tuesday July 23 Organized Crime Duo in concert July 23 7:30 p.m. organixconcerts.ca ●●7:30: Organix Concerts/Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. Organized Crime Duo. Rachel Mahon and Sarah Svendsen, organ. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. /(RCCO members). ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Rolston String Quartet. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-408-0208. . Wednesday July 24 ●●12:00 noon: Small World - Summer Lunch. Waleed Kush. Union Summer Stage, 65 Front St. W. 416-536-5439. Free. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Christopher Reynolds, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Free-will offering appreciated. ●●7:30: 14th Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival. Opening Night. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K488; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto in B-flat. Sabina Rzazade, piano; Kerry Duwors and Katie Gannon, violins; and others; Alla Turbanova and Paul Shore, hosts; Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov, artistic directors and pianos. Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University, School of Music, 270-18th St., Brandon. 204-571-6547. -/(fest. pass); (sr fest. pass); (st fest. pass). Wine and cheese reception follows. Festival runs Jul 24-28. ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Collectìf. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (selections); Canadian folk song arrangements; and other works. Collectìf. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. -. A. Concerts in the GTA Thursday July 25 ●●7:00: Summer Music in the Garden. Inner Journey V. Rumi Canada. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com/summermusic. Free. ●●7:30: 14th Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival. Concert 2: Chamber Masterworks I. Liszt: Piano Concerto No.2 in A; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op.57. Kerry Duwors and Katie Gannon, violins; and others; Alla Turbanova and Paul Shore, hosts; Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov, artistic directors and pianos. Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University, School of Music, 270-18th St., Brandon. 204-571-6547. - /(fest. pass); (sr fest. pass); (st fest. pass). Festival runs Jul 24-28. FROM FRANZ SCHUBERT TO FREDDIE MERCURY July 25 at Koerner Hall ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. From Franz Schubert to Freddie Mercury. Sarah Slean, vocalist; John Southworth, singer/songwriter; Art of Time Ensemble. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●10:30: Toronto Summer Music. TSM Late Night. Beethoven: String Quartet No.13 in B-flat Op.130; Grosse Fuge Op.133. Jonathan Crow, violin; Toronto Summer Music Academy Fellows. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Friday July 26 ●●7:30: 14th Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival. Concert 3: Chamber Masterworks II. Mendelssohn: Piano Sextet Op.110; Shostakovich: Concertino for 2 pianos; Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals. Alla Turbanova and Sabina Rzazade pianos; and others; Paul Shore, host; Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov, artistic directors and pianos. Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University, School of Music, 270-18th St., Brandon. 204-571-6547. -/(fest. pass); (sr fest. pass); (st fest. pass). Festival runs Jul 24-28. ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Souvenir de Florence. Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso Op.62; String Sextet in d Op.70 “Souvenir de Florence”; Prokofiev: Five Melodies for Violin and Piano Op.35-bis; Debussy: Piano Trio in G. Jonathan Crow, violin; Jennifer Koh, violin; Beth Guterman, viola; Julie Albers, cello; Yegor Dyachkov, cello, Philip Chiu, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. La traviata. Music by Verdi. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416- 366-7723. . Also Jul 28(2pm); 31(2pm); Aug 3(8pm). Saturday July 27 ●●11:00am: 14th Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival. Coffee Concert: Serious Fun! Works by Shchedrin, Gershwin, Shaw, Piazzolla, Heisler and others. Nancy Hennen, flute; Cris Byman, clarinet; Alla Turbanova, piano; Paul Shore, host; Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov, artistic directors and pianos. Erickson Lutheran Church, 30 Third St. SW, Erickson. 204-571-6547. -/(fest. pass); (sr fest. pass); (st fest. pass). Coffee and pastries. Festival runs Jul 24-28. ●●1:00: Toronto Summer Music. reGENERA- TION: Source and Inspiration. Where the 19th century meets the 21st - The Dvořák Piano Quintet and the contemporary pop songs it inspired. Rolston String Quartet; Sarah Slean and John Southworth, singers/songwriters; Art of Time Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. -. ●●2:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. Earnest, The Importance of Being. By Victor Davies and Eugene Benson. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416-366-7723. . Also Jul 30(8pm); Aug 1(8pm); 4(2pm). ●●4:00: Toronto Summer Music. reGENER- ATION: Chamber Music. Chamber musicians from the Toronto Summer Music Academy’s Chamber Music Institute; Jennifer Koh, Beth Guterman Chu, Julie Albers, Yegor Dyachkov, Philip Chiu. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. -. Also 7:30pm. ●●7:30: 14th Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival. Jazz Concert. Michael Cain, jazz piano; Eric Platz, drums; Diogo Peixoto, guitar; Julian Bradford, bass; Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov, artistic directors. Wasagaming Community Arts Gallery, 110 Wasagaming Dr., Wasagaming (Clear Lake), Riding Mountain National Park. 204-571 6547; 204-727 9631; 204-573 2423. -/(fest. pass); (sr fest. pass); (st fest. pass). Festival runs July 24-28. ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. reGENERA- TION: Chamber Music. Chamber musicians from the Toronto Summer Music Academy’s Chamber Music Institute; Jennifer Koh, Beth Guterman Chu, Julie Albers, Yegor Dyachkov, Philip Chiu. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. -. Also 4pm. ●●8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. Riders to the Sea and Gianni Schicchi. Music by Vaughan Williams and Puccini. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416-366-7723. . Also Jul 31(8pm); Aug 2(8pm); 3(2pm). Sunday July 28 ●●2:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. La traviata. Music by Verdi. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416- 366-7723. . Also Jul 26(2pm); 31(2pm); Aug 3(8pm). ●●3:00: 14th Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival. Festival Grand Finale. Saint-Saëns: Romance Op.36 for flute and piano; Sonata for clarinet and piano Op.167; Tarantella: Op.6 for flute, clarinet and piano; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Tchaikovsky: Scherzo from 6th Symphony for two pianos 4 hands. Nancy Hennen, flute, Cris Byman, clarinet; Alla Turbanova, piano; Paul Shore host; Daniel Tselyakov and Alexander Tselyakov, artistic directors and pianos. Erickson Lutheran Church, 30 Third St. SW, Erickson. 204- 571-6547. -/(fest. pass); (sr fest. pass); (st fest. pass). Festival runs Jul 24-28. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Church. Patronal Festival. Festal Evensong for St. Olave’s Eve. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416- 769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Followed by barbecue. ●●4:00: Summer Music in the Garden. Choro! Trio Chorinho; Guest: Flavia Nascimento. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com/summermusic. Free. Monday July 29 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Journey to Klezmer. Jonno Lightstone; Brian Katz Klezmer Duo. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC. Suggested donation . ●●7:30: National Youth Orchestra of Canada. In Concert. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; Panufnik: Sinfonia Sacra; Mahler: Symphony No.5; Brahms: Concerto for Violin & Cello Op.102. Michael Francis, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Europe and the New World. Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A; Corigliano: Sonata for Violin and Piano; Brahms: Sonatensatz; Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Suite (arr. Heifetz). Jonathan Crow, violin; Philip Chiu, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. -. 68 | June | July | August 2019 thewholenote.com

Tuesday July 30 ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Angela Hewitt. Bach: Goldberg Variations. Angela Hewitt, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. -. Pre-concert chat with author and storyteller Madeleine Thien. ●●8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. Earnest, The Importance of Being. By Victor Davies and Eugene Benson. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416-366-7723. . Also Jul 27(2pm); Aug 1(8pm); 4(2pm). Wednesday July 31 ●●12:00 noon: Small World - Summer Lunch. Amadou Kienou. Union Summer Stage, 65 Front St. W. 416-536-5439. Free. ●●2:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. La traviata. Music by Verdi. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416- 366-7723. . Also Jul 26(8pm); 28(2pm); Aug 3(8pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Ensemble Made in Canada. Mozart: Piano Quartet No.2 in E-flat K493; Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1 in c Op.15; and other works. Ensemble Made in Canada. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. Riders to the Sea and Gianni Schicchi. Music by Vaughan Williams and Puccini. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416-366-7723. . Also Jul 27(8pm); Aug 2(8pm); 3(2pm). Thursday August 1 ●●12:00 noon: Collingwood Summer Music Festival. Underground Railway Story for the Family - Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley Duo. Venue TBA. 705-445-2200 or 1-866-382- 2200. Free. ●●7:00: Summer Music in the Garden. New and Special Ways. Haydn: Quartet in G Op.33 No.5; Janáček: Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata; Puccini: Crisantemi; Campbell: Fiddle Tunes. New Zealand String Quartet. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com/summermusic. Free. SONG OF THE EARTH August 1 at Koerner Hall ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Song of the Earth. Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A K219; Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (arr. Schoenberg/Riehn). Mario Bahg, tenor; Rihab Chaleb, mezzo; Jonathan Crow, violin; Gemma New, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. Earnest, The Importance of Being. By Victor Davies and Eugene Benson. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416-366-7723. . Also Jul 27(2pm); 30(8pm); Aug 4(2pm). Friday August 2 ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Mendelssohn Octet. Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings in E-flat Op.20; Cowell: Homage to Iran; Sarasate: Introduction et Tarantelle Op.43; Alexina Louie: New Work (world premiere). Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Elissa Lee, violin; Aaron Schwebel, violin; Barry Shiffman, violin; Hsin-Yu Huang, viola; and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. Riders to the Sea and Gianni Schicchi. Music by Vaughan Williams and Puccini. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416-366-7723. . Also Jul 27(8pm); 31(8pm); Aug 3(2pm). Saturday August 3 ●●2:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. Riders to the Sea and Gianni Schicchi. Music by Vaughan Williams and Puccini. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416-366-7723. . Also Jul 27(8pm); 31(8pm); Aug 2(8pm). ●●3:00: Labyrinth Musical Workshop Ontario. Labyrinth Flemingdon Concerts. Flemingdon Park, 747 Don Mills Rd., North Aug 5 - Stanford Cheung Aug 12 - Albert Seo & Tristan Savella Aug 19 - Michael Arnowitt Aug 26 - Kevin Ahfat Sept 2 - Penrose Trio www.musicmondays.ca York. 647-702-8680. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Toronto Summer Music Finale. Performances by TSM Artists, Academy Fellows, and Community Academy participants. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. La traviata. Music by Verdi. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416- 366-7723. . Also Jul 26(8pm); 28(2pm); 31(8pm). Sunday August 4 ●●2:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. Earnest, The Importance of Being. By Victor Davies and Eugene Benson. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416-366-7723. . Also Jul 27(2pm); 30(8pm); Aug 1(8pm). Monday August 5 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. War of the Foxes. Stanford Cheung. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC. Suggested donation . Thursday August 8 ●●7:00: Summer Music in the Garden. From Greece to Granados. Works by Theodorakis, Lorca, and Falla. Maria Soulis, mezzo; William Eauvais, guitar; Tanya Charles Iveniuk, violin. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com/summermusic. Free. Saturday August 10 ●●3:00: Labyrinth Musical Workshop Ontario. Labyrinth Flemingdon Concerts. Flemingdon Park, 747 Don Mills Rd., North York. 647-702-8680. Free. Sunday August 11 ●●4:00: Summer Music in the Garden. Raags of Love and Devotion. Ramneek Singh, voice; Ravi Naimpally, tabla; Hardeep Chana, harmonium. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com/summermusic. Free. Monday August 12 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. The Ageless Beauty of Maturity. Korndorf: Triptych for Cello and Piano; Brahms: Cello Sonata No.2 in F Op.99; Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No.4 in C Op.102. Albert Seo, cello; Tristan Savella, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC. Suggested donation . Thursday August 15 ●●7:00: Summer Music in the Garden. Voices from Eastern Europe. BLISK Quartet. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com/summermusic. Free. Saturday August 17 ●●3:00: Labyrinth Musical Workshop Ontario. Labyrinth Flemingdon Concerts. Flemingdon Park, 747 Don Mills Rd., North York. 647-702-8680. Free. Sunday August 18 ●●3:00: Ukrainian Art Song Project. Artists in Performance. Vocal participants of the 2019 Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute; Robert Kortgaard, piano; Albert Krywolt, piano; Pavlo Hunka, artistic director, commentary. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-346-8283 or ukrainianartsong.ca. ; (st). ●●4:00: Summer Music in the Garden. Laüsa: Spark of Gascony. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre. com/summermusic. Free. Monday August 19 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Michael Arnowitt’s ImproVisions Jazz Quartet. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC. Suggested donation . Thursday August 22 ●●7:00: Summer Music in the Garden. Something Old, Something New. Works by Mozart, Romberg, Downing, Brubek and Murphy. VC2 Cello Duo. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre. com/summermusic. Free. Friday August 23 ●●7:00: The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Opening Concert. Previous Canadian Chopin Piano Competition winners. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. canadianchopinsociety.com. ; (st). For full festival details, see ETCeteras pages. ●●7:30: Japan Foundation, Toronto. AGA- SHIO: Japanese-Originated Contemporary Music Concert. Kobayashi Hall. AGA-SHIO (Hiromitsu Agatsuma, tsugaru shamisen; Satoru Shionoya, piano). Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Ct. 416-441-2345 or jftor.org. ; (JCCC members). thewholenote.com June | July | August 2019 | 69

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