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Volume 25 Issue 7 - April 2020

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After some doubt that we would be allowed to go to press, in respect to wide-ranging Ontario business closures relating to COVID-19, The WholeNote magazine for April 2020 is now on press, and print distribution – modified to respect community-wide closures and the need for appropriate distancing – starts Monday March 30. Meanwhile the full magazine is right here, digitally, so if you value us PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK AS WIDELY AS YOU CAN. It's the safest way for us to reach the widest possible audience at this time!

SPECIAL LISTINGS

SPECIAL LISTINGS ADVISORY! REGARDING CANCELLATIONS: due to the ongoing social distancing mandate, all Toronto shows in the immediate future have been cancelled or postponed. A phone number or website is provided with every listing in The WholeNote . In light of the changing public health situation it is expected that more events will be cancelled or postponed beyond those that we’ve indicated here. Please check before you go out to a concert. Musicians and venues are facing an unprecedented challenge, and will need major community support to re-establish themselves once we’re all allowed outside again. If you'd like to be proactive and to offer support, please be in touch with them to find out what you can do to help. 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 39. 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 41. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 43. 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 45. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from May 1 to June 7, 2020. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Wednesday April 8. 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 Wednesday April 1 Lake Ontario ✖✖12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz/World Music Series: Heart and Soul. OKAN. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. CANCELLED. ❍❍12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Damien Macedo, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering appreciated. ✖✖12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: New Music Ensemble. Matt Brubeck, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. CANCELLED. ✖✖12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Rashaan Allwood, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. CANCELLED. ✖✖7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Chamber Competition Finals. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). POSTPONED. ✖✖7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Upper Jazz Concerts: U of T Jazz Ensembles. Upper Jazz Studio, 90 Wellesley St. W. 416-978-3750. Free. CANCELLED. ❍❍8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Mission Songs Project. By Jessie Lloyd. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or oakvillecentre.ca. -. ❍❍8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Emperor. Apr 1 & 2: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3, Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor”; Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande. Apr 4 & 5: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3, Piano Concerto No.3 & 5 “Emperor”. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (Apr 1 & 2: Overture only); Jukka- Pekka Saraste, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. From . Also Apr 2, 4, 5(3pm, Meridian Arts Centre). Thursday April 2 ✖✖1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Beverley Johnston & Friends. George Kontogiorgos: Axion esti; Bach: Bach on Marimba; Christos Hatzis: Arctic Dreams; Russell Hartenberger: New work for percussion quartet; Julie Spencer: Everybody Talk About Percussion; and other works. Beverley Johnston, percussion; Gordon Fry, percussion; Aiyun Hung, percussion; Russell Hartenberger, percussion; Susan Hoeppner, flutes; Marc Djokic, violin. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052 or wmct.on.ca. . CANCELLED. ✖✖7:30: Onstage Uxbridge. The Mikado. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S., Uxbridge. onstageuxbridge.com. $25. CANCELLED. ❍❍7:30: Programs for 50+ and Community Engagement. Musicians from Marlboro. Works for strings and voice. Lauren Pearl Eberwein; Scott St. John; Sharon Wei. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. continuing.ryerson. A. Concerts in the GTA ca/upload/musicians-from-marlboro-eventinfo.pdf. ; (student with Ryerson student card). ✖✖8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. S’Wonderful. George & Ira Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me; Lorelei; He Loves, She Loves; instrumental works by George Gershwin; and music from Porgy and Bess. Jackie Richardson, John Southworth, Sarah Slean, Billy Newton-Davis, Gregory Hoskins, singers; Andrew Burashko, piano; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 or artoftimeensemble.com. $25-. CANCELLED. ❍❍8:00: Massey Hall at Heliconian Hall. R Grunwald. R Grunwald, piano. Guest: Joshua Van Tassel. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-872-4255. .70. This is a 19+ seated general admission event. ❍❍8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Emperor. Apr 1 & 2: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3, Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor”; Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande. Apr 4 & 5: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3, Piano Concerto No.3 & 5 “Emperor”. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (Apr 1 & 2: Overture only); Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. From . Also Apr 1, 4, 5(3pm, Meridian Arts Centre). Friday April 3 ✖✖11:00am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Felix Galimir Chamber Music Award Concert. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. CANCELLED. ✖✖12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s/Guitar Society of Toronto. Noontime Guitar Recital. Falla: Seven Spanish Songs; William Beauvais: Rounding the Human Corners. Beauvais- Soulis Duo, guitar and mezzo. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. CANCELLED. ✖✖6:00: York University Department of Music. Electro-Acoustic Orchestra. Doug Van Nort, conductor. DisPersion Lab, 344 Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100. Free. CANCELLED. ✖✖7:30: Onstage Uxbridge. The Mikado. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S., Uxbridge. onstageuxbridge.com. $25. CANCELLED. ✖✖7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra. Nielsen: Maskarade (Overture); Schumann: Symphony No.1 Op.38 in B-flat (Spring); Grøndahl: Concerto for Trombone; Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (Suite). Kyle Orlando, trombone; Uri Meyer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). CANCELLED. ❍❍7:30: Upper Canada Brass. Brass-ing Off! Sutton: The Paragon; Ballantine: Don’t Doubt Him Now; Gayfer: Canadian Landscape. Tom Hutchinson, cornet. St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 705- 702-5766 or bit.ly/2srsfbu. /$25(online). ✖✖7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan CANCELLED/POSTPONED? Check ahead. 28 | April 2020 thewholenote.com

Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). CANCELLED. ❍❍8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Y2: Duo Yanick Rieu. Yanick Rieu, soprano saxophone; Yves Léveillé, piano. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/ st); (members). ✖✖8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. S’Wonderful. George & Ira Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me; Lorelei; He Loves, She Loves; instrumental works by George Gershwin; and music from Porgy and Bess. Jackie Richardson, John Southworth, Sarah Slean, Billy Newton-Davis, Gregory Hoskins, singers; Andrew Burashko, piano; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 or artoftimeensemble.com. $25-. CANCELLED. ❍❍8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Buddy Guy. Guest: Tom Hambridge. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-9.50. ❍❍8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. String Concerts Series: Pamela Frank with Emanuel Ax. Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.5 in F Op.24; Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in d Op.108. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. Prelude recital at 7pm. ❍❍8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Cellissimo! Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra; Schumann: Cello Concerto; Grigoryan: Spring!; Prokofiev: Sinfonia “Kabardinian”. Stéphane Tétreault, cello; Nurham Arman, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 705-726-1181. ; (sr); (st). ❍❍8:00: TO Live. Hiromi. Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. .50-. ✖✖9:00: Small World Music Society/TD Toronto Jazz Festival/Jazzcast. Aditya Prakesh Ensemble. Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. 416-536-5439. . CANCELLED. HANDEL’S NOTA BENE BAROQUE PLAYERS & SINGERS SUZIE LEBLANC DANIEL TAYLOR COLIN AINSWORTH RUSSELL POSTPONED BRAUN SAT APRIL 4 7 PM standrewstoronto.org Saturday April 4 ✖✖2:00: Onstage Uxbridge. The Mikado. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S., Uxbridge. onstageuxbridge.com. $25. CANCELLED. ✖✖2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. African drumming and dancing, steel pan, and Brazilian music ensembles. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 978-3750. Free. CANCELLED. ✖✖4:00: Edison Singers. Ancient & Modern Reflections. Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Byrd: Mass for Four Voices; Howells: Requiem. Noel Edison, conductor. St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Latvian Church of Toronto, 200 Balmoral Ave. 226-384-3100. ; (st); (child). POSTPONED. ❍❍7:00: Heliconian Club. Duo Recital. Mozart: Sonata No.23 in D K306; Brahms: Sonata No.2 in A Op.100; Franck: Sonata in A. Jin Lee Youn, violin; Su Jeon Higuera, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. . Reception to follow concert. ✖✖7:00: Music at St. Andrew’s. Handel’s Messiah. Suzie Leblanc, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Russell Braun, baritone; Nota Bene Baroque Players & Singers; Howard Dyck, conductor. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231 or standrewstoronto.org. . POSTPONED. ❍❍7:00: University of Toronto at Scarborough - Department of Arts, Culture & Media. Spring Awakening Concert: Roaring Twenties. University of Toronto at Scarborough Concert Band, Concert Choir and String Orchestra. University of Toronto at Scarborough, AC223, ARC Theatre, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough. 416-208-4747. Free. POSTPONED Cherubini, Requiem Mass in C Minor Brahms, Nänie and works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Mascagni and Chatman Sat., April 4 • 7:30 pm Humber Valley United Church etobicokecentennialchoir.ca ✖✖7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Offering. Cherubini: Requiem Mass in c; Brahms, Nänie, Op.82; and works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Mascagani and Chatman. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-7792258. . RE-SCHED- ULED TO JUNE 6. ✖✖7:30: Onstage Uxbridge. The Mikado. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S., Uxbridge. onstageuxbridge.com. $25. CANCELLED. ❍❍7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). CANCELLED. ❍❍8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. S’Wonderful. George & Ira Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me; Lorelei; He Loves, She Loves; instrumental works by George Gershwin; and music from Porgy and Bess. Jackie Richardson, John Southworth, Sarah Slean, Billy Newton-Davis, Gregory Hoskins, singers; Andrew Burashko, piano; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973- 4000 or artoftimeensemble.com. $25-. CANCELLED. Pieces for Bob POSTPONED SAT.APR.4 TRINITY-ST.PAUL’S CENTRE www.NewMusicConcerts.com ✖✖8:00: New Music Concerts. Pieces for Bob. Celebrating Aitken@80. Daniel Foley: Epigrams for Robert Aitken; George Crumb: Idyll for the Misbegotten (Images III); John Cage: Ryoanji; Elliot Carter: Scrivo in vento; Diego Luzuriaga: Tierra... tierra; and other works. NMC Ensemble; Robert Aitken; and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 961-9594. ; $25(sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm: pre-concert talk. POSTPONED. ❍❍8:00: The Rose Theatre Brampton. LAL / New Chance / R. Flex. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800. $25. ❍❍8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Emperor. Apr 1 & 2: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3, Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor”; Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande. Apr 4 & 5: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3, Piano Concerto No.3 & 5 “Emperor”. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (Apr 1 & 2: Overture only); Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. From . Also Apr 1, 2, 5(3pm, Meridian Arts Centre). Sunday April 5 ✖✖1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interludes Series. Works by Debussy and Chopin. Dang Thai Son, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). CANCELLED. ✖✖2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Adriana Lecouvreur. Music by Francesco Cilea, libretto by Arturo Colautti. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles. Sally Dibblee, soprano; Rómulo Delgado, tenor; Geneviève Lévesque, mezzo; Opera in Concert Chorus; Narmina Afandiyeva, music director & pianist; Robert Cooper, chorus director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. POSTPONED. ❍❍3:00: North York Concert Orchestra. Jurassic Fun. John Williams: Highlights from Jurassic Park; Dean Burry: Carnival of the Dinosaurs (narrated by the composer!). Dean Burry, narrator. Adath Israel Congregation, 37 Southbourne Ave., North York. 416-628- 9195. $25; (sr); (st); (child). ❍❍3:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Conference of Independent Schools Music Festival. An opportunity for students and music educators to collaborate in a non-competitive atmosphere. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -. ✖✖3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. POSTPONED. ❍❍3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Recital. Gerald Loo, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-859-7464. Free. ✖✖3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Air, Strings & Keys. Works for theremin, violin and piano by Villa-Lobos, Saint-Saëns, Sibelius, Borodin, Jørgensen, and others. Heliconian Hall, CANCELLED For ongoing updates to cancellations & postponements visit thewholenote.com/cancelledevents thewholenote.com April 2020 | 29

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Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019
Volume 25 Issue 1 - September 2019
Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019
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