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Volume 25 Issue 7 - April 2020

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Schola Magdalena A Prayer for the Earth with Julia Seager Scott, harp Wed., April 22, 7:30 PM Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto www.scholamagdalena.ca Gregorian chant; music from Nordic countries; Eatock: new work. Julia Seager Scott, harp. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. PWYC. Thursday April 23 ❍❍12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Zwei Herzen in Liebe vereint: Two Hearts United. Schumann: Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann Op.20; Brahms: Piano Sonata in f Op.5. Stephen A. Concerts in the GTA Hargreaves, piano. 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. ❍❍8:00: Soundstreams. Secrets. Claron McFadden, vocals; Michel Massot, tuba/trombone; Tuur Florizoone, chromatic accordion; Marine Horbaczewski, cello. Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. 416-504-1282 or rcmusic.com/tickets/seats/139002. $25-. Also Apr 24 (SOLD OUT). ❍❍8:00: 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 22(7pm), 24, 25, 28 (all 8pm), 26(mat). ❍❍8:00: Tapestry Opera. Rocking Horse Winner. Music by Gareth Williams, libretto by Anna Chatterton. Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; Lucia Cesaroni, soprano; Keith Klassen, tenor; Peter McGillivray, baritone; Michael Hidetoshi Mori, stage director; Kamna Gupta, music director. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave. 416-537-6066. -. Includes an invitation to the post-performance reception. Also Apr 25(4pm), 28, 29, 30, May 2. Friday April 24 ❍❍12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Jazz and Pop standards celebrating Spring. Jordan Klapman, jazz piano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ❍❍7:00: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: Creative Voices. Coffee-house-style folk music concert. Former of Tanglefoot, RPR (Richie-Parrish-Richie). St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ❍❍7:30: Core Culture Connections. A Night of Music. Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. facebook. com/corecultureconnections. /(adv); (sr/st)/(adv). Intermission appetizers included. ❍❍7:30: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Royal York Rd.). Spring Concert. Wellknown classical and jazz works. Frank Iacino, organ and host; James Rasmussen, keyboard; George Baumann, saxophone; David Redmon, vocals. Guest: George Heldt, organ and piano. 1579 Royal York Rd. 905-824-4667 (Frank). $25; (st). Free parking at church and on side streets. ✖✖8:00: Christina Raphaëlle Haldane, Carl Philippe Gionet and David Jaeger. “Where we were...”: A Celebration of Poetry and Song. David Jaeger: The Echo Cycle; I Never Knew; James Moffett: The Lavender Fields; Songs of Absence and Presence. Christina Raphaëlle Haldane, soprano; Ariana Chris, mezzo; Michele Jacot, clarinet; Carl Philippe Gionet, piano; Seán Haldane, poet. Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-274-4277. /(adv); (st)/(adv st). POSTPONED. ✖✖8:00: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. Mass Hysterical, A Comedic Cantata. A mixture of comedy pieces and musical selections by extant composers. Bach: Erbarme Dich; Matthew Reid: new works. Etsuko Kimura, violin solo; Carly Heffernan, Kris Siddiqi, Ashley Comeau and Darryl Hinds, comedy performers; Musicians from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. St. Andrew’s United Church (Markham), 32 Main St. N., Markham. 416-699-6091 or masshysterical.eventbrite. com. /$25(adv). POSTPONED. ❍❍8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Power Corporation Vocal Series: Matthias Goerne, baritone with Jan Lisiecki. All Beethoven program. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. ❍❍8:00: Soundstreams. Secrets. Claron McFadden, vocals; Michel Massot, tuba/trombone; Tuur Florizoone, chromatic accordion; Marine Horbaczewski, cello. Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. 416-504-1282 or rcmusic.com/tickets/seats/139002. $25- . Apr 24 - SOLD OUT. Tickets available for Apr 23. ❍❍8:00: 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 22(7:00), 23, 25, 28 (all 8:00), 26(mat). Saturday April 25 ✖✖3:00: Achill Choral Society. Journeys. Canadian/Celtic folk songs; Medley from Les Misérables; World War I songs. Shawn Grenke, conductor. Christ Church Anglican (Bolton), 22 Nancy St., Bolton. 905-857-2737 or achill.ca. $25; (youth 13-17); (child). CANCELLED. ❍❍3:00: Neapolitan Connection - Musical Matinées at Montgomery’s Inn. Dawn & Dusk! Odin String Quartet. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 416-231-0006 or neapolitanconnection.com. -. Tea, historical tour(2:15pm), cookies included. ❍❍4:00: Chris Daniels. Climax Jazz Matinée. Dorothy Rose, chanteuse. Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Dr. 416-467-8682. Free. ❍❍4:00: Tapestry Opera. Rocking Horse Winner. Music by Gareth Williams, libretto by Anna Chatterton. Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; Lucia Cesaroni, soprano; Keith Klassen, tenor; Peter McGillivray, baritone; Michael Hidetoshi Mori, stage director; Kamna Gupta, music director. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave. 416-537-6066. - Pick Your Price. Also Apr 23, 28, 29, 30, May 2. ✖✖7:00: Oakham House Choir Society. Elijah. Music by Mendelssohn. Iain Scott, narration; Nyby, baritone (Elijah); Jennifer Krabbe, soprano (Widow, Angel, Believer); Lyndsay Promane, mezzo (Angel, Believer); Julia Frodyma, soprano (Youth); and others. Knox Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 630 Spadina Ave. 416-960-5551. /$25(adv); (st); free(12 and under). CANCELLED. ✖✖7:00: Singing Together 2020. 25th Anniversary Concert: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity. Cantemos (UCC) Spanish Choir; La Petite Musicale Caribbean Choir; Chinese Canadian Choir of Toronto; Coro San Marco; Joyful Singers Korean Choir; and others. St. Paschal Baylon Church, 92 Steeles Ave. W., Thornhill. 416-399-8053 (Joe Lo Curto); 905- 275-6880 (Mrilena Nasato); 647-289-1954 (Daniel Colla). . POSTPONED TO OCT 17, 2020. ❍❍7:00: Toronto Duke Ellington Society. Annual Ellington Birthday Celebration Concert. Jackie Richardson, vocalist; John McLeod Rex Hotel Orchestra. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-239-2683. . ❍❍7:30: Canadian Men’s Chorus. 10! A Decade of Song. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. canadianmenschorus.ca/concerts. -. ❍❍7:30: MCS Chorus Mississauga. Fauré Requiem. Choral music from the ‘French School’. Works by Gounod, Franck and Poulenc. MCS Chorus; MCS Chamber Orchestra. First United Church (Mississauga), 151 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga. 905-290- 7104. $25; (7-18). ✖✖7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Upbeat! Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture; Mendelssohn: Herbrides Overture; Chopin: Concerto No.1 (1st mvmt); Arias by Handel, Mozart, and Alabiev. Jason Cheng, piano; Anna Wojcik, soprano; Charles Demuynck, conductor. St. Simon’s Anglican Church (Oakville), 1450 Litchfield Rd., Oakville. 905-815- 2021 or oakvillecentre.ca. ; $25(sr); (teen); free(child). POSTPONED. ❍❍7:30: Villa Charities. Concerti in Galleria: Fantasia. Mira Solovianenko, soprano; Giacomo Folinazzo, tenor; Viera Zmiyiwsky, violin/mezzo; Maestro Adolfo De Santis, piano. Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 416-789-7011 x248 or villacharities. com/concerti. ; (sr). ❍❍8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Beethoven 250th Anniversary. Overture from Egmont CANCELLED/POSTPONED? Check ahead. 34 | April 2020 thewholenote.com

Op.84; Piano Concerto No.4; Symphony No.7. Daniel Tselyakov, piano; Tak Ng Lai, conductor. Markham Wesley Centre, 22 Esna Park Dr., Markham. 647-812-0839. ; (sr); (st). ✖✖8:00: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. Mass Hysterical, A Comedic Cantata. A mixture of comedy pieces and musical selections by extant composers. Bach: Erbarme Dich; Matthew Reid: new works. Etsuko Kimura, violin solo; Carly Heffernan, Kris Siddiqi, Ashley Comeau and Darryl Hinds, comedy performers; Musicians from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. St. John’s United Church (Georgetown), 11 Guelph St., Georgetown. 416-699-6091 or ticketscene.ca/ events/27753. /(adv). POSTPONED. ❍❍8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars. Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000 or mississaugasymphony.ca. -. ❍❍8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents III: Unquartet & Vaso String Quartet. Curated by Sara Constant. unQuartet (Meghan Cheng, violin; Nelson Moneo, viola; Cheryl O, cello); Vaso String Quartet (Aysel Taghi-Zada, violin; Hua-Chu Huang, violin; Peter Ayuso, viola; Kellen Degnan, cello). The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. musicgallery.org. ; (st/ members). Part of the Emergents Series. Venue not wheelchair accessible. ❍❍8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. String Concerts Series: Bomsori Kim with Rafał Blechacz. Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.1 in D Op.12; Fauré: Violin Sonata No.1 in A Op.13; Debussy: Violin Sonata in g L.140; Szymanowski: Violin Sonata in d Op.9. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ❍❍8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Romantic Gems. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3 Op.72b; Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville; Dvořák: Slavonic Dances Op. 72 Nos.5-7; Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Op.77 (Mvt 1); Elgar: Cello Concerto in e Op.85 (Mvts 1 & 2); and other works. Tiffany Yeung, violin; Eena Yoon, cello; Roland Boyer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. spo.ca. ; (sr); (st/ musicians); (child). Free parking. ✖✖8:00: Small World Music Society. “Borderless” - The Asian Music Ensemble. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). CANCELLED. ❍❍8:00: 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 22(7pm), 23, 24, 28 (all 8pm), 26(mat). ❍❍9:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Seydina Ndiaye. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. $25; (sr/st); (members). Sunday April 26 ❍❍2:00: 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. ❍❍2:00: Peter Margolian and Friends. Chamber Music Concert. Music for voice, winds, strings and piano. Works by Purcell, Pepusch, Austin G. Bush, Berkeley and Ireland. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 647-980- 5475. Free. ❍❍2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Symphonic Fairy Tales. Jeffrey Beecher, double bass/host; Dina Gilbert, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also 4pm. ❍❍2:30: Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. Songs for the Holy Other: Hymns Affirming the LGBTQIA2S+ Community. Cedar Klassen, Sherman Hesselgrave, and friends. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416 527-4521. Free. ❍❍3:00: Encore! Chorus. Seize the Day! A concert to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Bethel Community Christian Reformed Church, 333 Davis Dr., Newmarket. 647-828-3317. ; (sr/child). A portion of the ticket money raised will go to support the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. ✖✖3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Upbeat! Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture; Mendelssohn: Herbrides Overture; Chopin: Concerto No.1 (1st mvmt); Arias by Handel, Mozart, and Alabiev. Jason Cheng, piano; Anna Wojcik, soprano; Charles Demuynck, conductor. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or oakvillecentre.ca. ; $25(sr); (teen); free(child). POSTPONED. ❍❍3:00: Organix Concerts. Special Presentation Series. Xaver Varnus, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. $25. ✖✖3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Considering Matthew Shepard. Music and lyrics by Craig Hella Johnson. Megan Miceli & Simone McIntosh, sopranos; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Phillip Addis, bassbaritone; Toronto Mozart Players. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St. 416-729-3630. $25-. POSTPONED. ❍❍3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts Series: Angela Hewitt. Bach: Art of the Fugue BWV1080. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -0. ❍❍3:30: 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 22(7:00), 23, 24, 25, 28 (all 8:00). ✖✖4:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Soaring Voices! Elora Singers; Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); $25(under 30). CANCELLED. Visit thewholenote.com/cancelledevents for updates. SUN 26 APRIL AT 4 Choral Evensong plus St. George’s Tea and at 5 THE BEST OF ANIMALS Drama, poetry and music with St. Olave’s Arts Guild ❍❍4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. The Best of Animals. Choral Evensong for St. George. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686 or stolaves.ca. Contributions appreciated. Followed by St. George’s Tea at 5pm. The Best of Animals: St. Olave’s Arts Guild presents drama, poetry, music and songs. Orwell: Animal Farm (excerpts); Cannon: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep (excerpts). ❍❍4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Symphonic Fairy Tales. Jeffrey Beecher, double bass/host; Dina Gilbert, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also 2pm. Elmer Iseler Singers CANCELLED ❍❍5:00: Lucia Barcari. Gems of Russian Classical Music. Works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shchedrin and Alabiev. Inga Filippova, soprano; Lucia Barcari, violin; Zhenya Vitort, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-740-5766. to . ❍❍5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Ivan Ženatý, Violin and Dmitri Vorobjev, Piano. Works by Beethoven, Haydn, Dvořák and Janáček. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416- 481-7294 or nocturnesinthecity.com. $25; (st). ❍❍6:00: Aga Khan Museum/Raag Mala Music Society of Toronto. Luminous Kaushiki Chakraborty. Sri Milind Kulkarni, harmonium; Sri Sandeep Ghosh, tabla. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. -. ❍❍6:30: Tri-City Gospel Chorus. Singsperation Service. 70 voice male choir on farewell tour. Gospel and barbershop music. Humour and audience participation. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-231-2263. Freewill offering. Monday April 27 ✖✖7:30: Confluence Concerts. Second Annual Walter Unger Salon: Aging and Creativity. A salon presented by Linda and Michael Hutcheon based on their book Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen and Britten. Shaftesbury Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 647-678-4923. $25. POSTPONED. ✖✖7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Small Concerts: Clash and Calm - A Folkloric Journey. Haydn: String With guests: The Elora Singers Sun. April 26, 2020 @ 4:00pm Eglinton St. George’s United Church Soaring Voices Two great choirs, One great sound! Conductors: Lydia Adams and Mark Vuorinen 416-217-0537 elmeriselersingers.com thewholenote.com April 2020 | 35

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