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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!

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✖✖8:00: Music Toronto. Quatuor Ébène. Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op.18 No.6; Quartet in A, Op.132. Pierre Colombet and Gabriel Le Magadure, violins; Marie Chilemme, viola; Raphaël Merlin, cello. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50-; (st). CANCELLED. Friday April 17 ❍❍12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 in c Op.111; Bliss: Sonata for Viola and Piano. Jialiang Zhu, piano; Maxime Despax, viola. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ❍❍7:30: Opera Atelier. Handel: The Resurrection. Isaiah Bell, Stephen Hegedus, Carla Huhtanen, Meghan Lindsay, Allyson McHardy, vocalists; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -5. Also Apr 11, 16, 18(4:30pm), 19(3pm). ❍❍8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Beethoven: 250 – Ode à la Joie. Works by Beethoven. Olivier de Spiegeleir, piano. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922- 2014 x37. ; (members). ✖✖8:00: Ariana Chris/Suna Chung/Canadian Music Centre. Songs About Living With: Breath, Being and Transformation. Lieberson: Rilke Songs, Songs of Love and Sorrow; Moffett: The Lavender Fields: Songs about Living with Cancer. Ariana Chris, mezzo; Sung Chung, baritone; Suna Chung, piano. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416- 961-6601 x202. /(adv). POSTPONED. ✖✖8:00: Esprit Orchestra. New Wave Festival for Young Composers: Tidal Waves. Keiko Devaux: Ebb; Quinn Jacobs: Action Gallery; Julia Mermelstein: In turn; Chris Paul Harman: Suite for Two Cellos; Tze Yeung Oh: Utrolig Varmt Vann (“extremely hot water”); and other works. VC2, cello duo (Amahl Arulanandam & Bryan Holt); Michael Bridge, accordion; Alex Pauk, conductor; Eugene Astapov, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor A. Concerts in the GTA New Wave Festival Postponed to 20/21 Season ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com St. W. 416-408-0208. -. POSTPONED. ❍❍8:00: Music Gallery. Amirtha Kidambi & Lea Bertucci + Joyful Joyful + Memory Pearl. Curated by Ted Michalak. Grand Canyon Theatre, 2 Osler St. musicgallery.org. /(adv); (st/members). Saturday April 18 Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal POSTPONED Martin MacDonald Guest Conductor ❍❍2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Beethoven Sonatas. Robert Uchida, violin; Peter Allen, piano. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416-822-0613. . Also Apr 19(7:30pm, St. Andrew-by-the Lake Church, Toronto Island. Concert and brunch). ✖✖3:00: Esprit Orchestra. New Wave Festival for Young Composers: Sonic Waves. John Rea: Accident (Tombeau de Grisey); Misato Mochizuki: Chimera; Žibuoklė Martinaitytė: Completely Embraced by the Beauty of Emptiness; Jamie Li: Title TBA; Kaija Saariaho: Sept Papillons; and other works. Cameron Crozman, cello; Alex Pauk, conductor; Eugene Astapov, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. POSTPONED. Saturday April 18, 2020 8 pm ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CONCERT & SILENT AUCTION MOZART Piano Concerto in D minor, K 466 – soloist Ken Gee ELGAR Cello Concerto (1st & 2nd mvts) – soloist Samantha Yang SIBELIUS Karelia Suite GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance Marches 3 & 4 Join us for the Annual Fundraising Concert & Silent Auction—enjoy an evening of great music and the chance to bid on an amazing selection of silent auction items! TICKETS: at the door / in advance (adult/senior/student/children) P.C. Ho Theatre 5183 Sheppard Ave E (1 block east of Markham Rd), Scarborough ORDER ONLINE OR PHONE cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566 ❍❍4:30: Opera Atelier. Handel: The Resurrection. Isaiah Bell, Stephen Hegedus, Carla Huhtanen, Meghan Lindsay, Allyson McHardy, vocalists; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -5. Also Apr 11, 16, 17, 19(3pm). ❍❍7:00: Dofasco Male Chorus. Harmony 4 Hamilton. Nuvo Network, 1295 North Service Rd., Burlington. 905-548-7200 x6294 or dofascomalechorus.com/contact.html. -$25. Carmina Burana: Sacred and Profane Orff’s masterpiece & a selection of works inspired by the Song of Solomon CANCELLED ✖✖7:30: Annex Singers. Choral Concert. Orff: Carmina Burana; and works by Willan, Whitacre, Grieg, Gjeilo and others. Melanie Conly, soprano; Joshua Clemenger, tenor; Alex Halliday, bass-baritone; Young Voices Toronto; Coral Solomon & Michael Berkovsky, pianos; Alejandro Céspedes, percussion; Maria Case, artistic director. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-458-4434. ; $25(sr); (st); free(12 and under). CANCELLED. VERDI’S APRIL 18 – MAY 8 416-363-8231 | coc.ca ❍❍7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Aida. Music by Giuseppe Verdi. Tamara Wilson, soprano (Aida); Russell Thomas, tenor (Radames); Clémentine Margaine, mezzo (Amneris); Roland Wood, baritone (Amonasro); Jader Bignamini, conductor and others. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231 or coc.ca. -25. Runs Apr 18 to May 8. Start times vary. ❍❍7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Piano Showcase. Debussy: Préludes, Book 1 L117; Works by French composers for two pianos and piano duets. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ❍❍8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Cadence: Four Men, Four Microphones, No Instruments! St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. 416-729- 7564. /$25(adv). ❍❍8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Tanya Evanson’s Bothism - Experimental Sufi and Jason Sharp + Kaie Kellough. Saeed Kamjoo, gheychak/kamancheh; Ziya Tabassian, percussion; Emod Vafa, Sufi whirling. 77 Wynford Dr. 416- 646-4677. ; .25(sr/st). ✖✖8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Annual Fundraising Concert and Silent Auction. Elgar: Cello Concerto in e (Mvmts 1 & 2); Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals; Piazzolla/Volkov: Libertango; Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila; Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos.3 & 4. Samantha Yang, cello; Ken Gee, piano; Norman Reintamm, piano/conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566 or cathedralbluffs.com. -; -(sr/st); free(under 12). POSTPONED. ✖✖8:00: Esprit Orchestra. New Wave Festival for Young Composers: Electric Waves. James O’Callaghan: Not non-other, for orchestra and octophonic electronics; Alison Yun-Fei Jiang: Snow Music; Maurizio Azzan: Where the here and now of nowhere is; Christina Volpini: waves, breaking, reflecting light; Eugene Astapov: A Still Life, for soprano and orchestra with poety by Russian poet Polina Barskova. Shannon Mercer, soprano; James O’Callaghan, electronics; Jennifer Nichols, choreographer/dancer; Cameron Crozman, cello; Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, Alex Pauk and Eugene Astapov, conductors. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - . POSTPONED. ❍❍8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24 in c K491; Great Mass in c K427/417a. Ron Greidanus, piano solo and conductor. St. John’s United Church (Georgetown), 11 Guelph St., Georgetown. 905-873- 9909. ; (st). ❍❍8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: SongBird North. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ✖✖8:00: Small World Music Society. Radhika Baskar Group. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536- 5439. /(adv). CANCELLED. CANCELLED/POSTPONED? Check ahead. 32 | April 2020 thewholenote.com

Sunday April 19 ❍❍10:00am: Vesnivka Choir. Easter Liturgy. St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4 Bellwoods Ave. 416-763-2197. Freewill offering. Religious service. ❍❍1:00: Opticianado Eyewear. Beautiful Babies Live at Opticianado. Rock, Pop and R&B covers. Alvin Lo, keyboard; Vita Carlino, bass; Anthony West, drums. Opticianado, 2919 Dundas St. W. 416-604-2020. Free. ❍❍1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music & Truffles: Dalí String Quartet. Latin Soul, Classical Roots. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 922-3714 x103. . ❍❍1:30: Classical Music Conservatory. Music for a Cause Benefit Concert for the David Suzuki Foundation. Sarah-Jane MacCaull, vocalist; Mark Andrews, accompanist; Brandon Wall, guitar, Aimee Claxton, vocalist; Eslin McKay, violin and others. Roncesvalles United Church, 240 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-537-5995 or cmccanada.com. ; (sr/st/child). POSTPONED Huhtanen, Meghan Lindsay, Allyson McHardy, vocalists; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. Also Apr 11, 16, 17, 18(4:30pm). ❍❍3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Sueños Ibericos. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol; Bizet: Selections & arias from Carmen; Falla: Fire Music from El amor brujo (Love the Magician); Suite from The Three-cornered Hat. Julie Nesrallah, mezzo; Esmerelda Enrique Dance Company. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St. 416- 467-7142. $25-; (sr); (OTOpus); (under 13). ✖✖3:00: Toronto City Opera. Il Giubilo: From Sicily to Toronto - A Celebration of Culture and Music. Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (excerpts); Classical Italian folk pieces. Ana Toumine and Lauren Estey, sopranos; Romulo Delgado, tenor; Carmen Spada, accordionist; Jennifer Tung, conductor. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 647-699- 9391; torontocityopera.com. . Fundraising concert followed by food, wine and silent auction. CANCELLED. -. ✖✖8:00: Small World Music Society. Daniel Janke & Ernie Tollar. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416- 536-5439. . CANCELLED. Tuesday April 21 ❍❍12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital featuring students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ❍❍7:30: Anna Betka. In Recital. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Rachmaninoff: Six moments musicaux Op.16. Anna Betka, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 905-236- 2409. ; (sr/st). Wednesday April 22 ❍❍12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Young Artist Spotlight. Winners of The Glenn Gould Chamber Music Competition. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ❍❍12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Imre Olah, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ❍❍7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Aida. Music by Giuseppe Verdi. Tamara Wilson, soprano (Aida); Russell Thomas, tenor (Radames); Clémentine Margaine, mezzo (Amneris); Roland Wood, baritone (Amonasro); Jader Bignamini, conductor and others. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231 or coc.ca. -25. Runs Apr 18 to May 8. Start times vary. Elisa Citterio, Music Director BACH GOLDBERG VARIATIONS Apr 22–26, 2020 Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre tafelmusik.org ❍❍7:00: Tafelmusik. Goldberg Variations. Bach (arr. Citterio); Jeay: work for harpsichord (world premiere). Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord; Elisa Citterio, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Discounts for sr/under 36/under19. Also Apr 23, 24, 25, 28 (all 8pm), 26(mat). ❍❍7:30: Schola Magdalena. A Prayer for the Earth. Works by Hildegard von Bingen; ✖✖2:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Encounter in Constantinople. Works by Cantemir, Fux, Biber and others. Rezan Onen- Lapointe and Kailey Richards, baroque violins; Nicolas Royer-Artuso, oud; James Freeman, percussion; David Podgorski, harpsichord. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 647-779-5696 or rezonanceensemble.com/concerts. $25/(online); (st). POSTPONED. ❍❍2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters: Songmasters Series: Khalil & Braun. Miriam Khalil, soprano; Russell Braun, baritone. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ✖✖3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Beethoven, After All. Maeve Palmer, soprano; Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone; Kathryn Tremills, piano; Boris Zarankin, piano; Inna Perkis, piano; Rosebud Quartet; Julia Zarankin, host. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466- 6323. ; (sr); (13-25); (12 and under). POSTPONED. ❍❍3:00: Opera Atelier. Handel: The Resurrection. Isaiah Bell, Stephen Hegedus, Carla ❍❍3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Dalí String Quartet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (sr); (under 30). ❍❍7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. Beethoven Sonatas. Robert Uchida, violin; Peter Allen, piano. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. 416-822-0613 or reservations@canzona.org. (concert only); (concert & brunch). Also Apr 18(2pm, St. George the Martyr Church - concert only). ❍❍8:00: Music Gallery. Daniela Gesundheit: Alphabet of Wrongdoing LP Release. Featuring Johnny Spence, Phil Melanson, Alex Lukashevsky and special guests. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. musicgallery.org. Visit thewholenote.com/cancelledevents for updates. thewholenote.com April 2020 | 33

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