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Volume 27 Issue 5 | March 4 - April 15, 2022

"Hard to watch and impossible to ignore"--on the Russian invasion of Ukraine; Tafelmusik goes live again in a tribute to Jeanne Lamon; TSO MD reunion as Centennial Countdown kicks off; PASS=Performing Arts Sunday Series at the Hamilton Conservatory of the Arts ...; crosstown to the TRANZAC, Matthew Fava on the move; all this and more ....

listings@theWholeNote.com Event listings are free of charge to artists, venues and presenters. This issue contains event listings from March 2 to April 22, 2022. THERE ARE TWO LISTINGS SECTIONS IN THIS ISSUE ● Section 1: Live and/or Livestreamed Events, Mar 2 – Apr 22 These are events with an announced date and time that one could circle on a calendar, in order to “be there” when it happens for the first (or only) time. This includes live and livestreamed performances; first broadcasts and screenings; concerts, workshops, symposia, and so on. If the event in question remains available after that first presentation (e.g. online or on demand), this is noted at the end of the listing. ● Section 2: In the clubs (Mostly Jazz) “Clubs” is a loose catch-all for a wide range of informal listening rooms where food and/or drink may be part of the mix, but listening to the music is the primary focus. “Mostly jazz” describes venues we’ve built relationships with over the years, but it’s not a rule! If you think you belong, based on this description, you probably do, so get in touch. How to List 1. Use the convenient online form at thewholenote.com/applylistings OR 2. Email listings to listings@thewholenote.com. Please note, we do not take listings over the phone. Deadlines Weekly: Eligible listings received by 6pm Tuesday, each week, will be included in The WholeNote WEEKLY LISTINGS UPDATE e-letter sent to registered readers the following Sunday. Listings received for the Weekly Listings Update are simultaneously posted to JUST ASK, our searchable online listings database. The weekly listings update looks five to six weeks into the future on an ongoing basis. Print: Our next print issue, Volume 27 no.6 covers April 15 to the end of May. The print submission deadline for new listings is 6pm Monday April 4. Readers are encouraged to register for the Weekly Listings update, or to check our online listings regularly for new listings or updates to listings previously submitted. Each weekly update looks 5-6 weeks into the future. Register for the weekly updates at thewholenote.com/newsletter Deadlines Weekly online updates: submission deadline is 6pm Tuesday of the week prior to the event in question, for weekend posting. Live or Live Streamed | March 2 to April 22, 2022 Wednesday March 2 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Organ Concert. Joshua Duncan Lee, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Suggested freewill offering of . ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Final Fantasy VII Remake World Tour. Music by Nobuo Uematsu, Shotaro Shima, Mitsuto Suzuki, Nozomi Toki, and Masahi Hamauzu. Arnie Roth, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Starting at . Also Mar 1 & 3. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts Series: Seong-Jin Cho. Janáček: Piano Sonata 1X1905; Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit M55; Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in b Op.20, No.2 in B-flat Op.31, No.3 in c-sharp Op.39 and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -5. Thursday March 3 ● 1:30: Music in the Afternoon. Vocal Recital. Works by Britten, Liszt, Handel, and others. Andrew Haji, tenor; Stéphane Mayer, piano. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. wmct.on.ca or 416-923-7052. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 7:00: Magisterra at the Museum/Museum London. Masterworks. Beethoven: Serenade; Schubert: String Quartet in E-flat; Ravel: String Quartet. Annette-Barbara Vogel, Menelaos Menelaou, Jeanny Jung, violins; Roman Kosarev,Meika Sonntag, violas; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello; Jillian Derer, flute. Museum London, 421 Ridout St. N., London. eventbrite. ca/e/magisterra-at-the-museum-masterworks-tickets-168951529573. ; (sr); $15(st with id); (young adult pass-30 and under); from $15(streamed tickets). All tickets must be purchased in advance. ● 7:30: Harbourfront Centre. L-E-V Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart. Torque Contemporary Dance Series. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com. -. PWYC. Also Mar 5. ● 7:30: Small World Music. Black History, Black Futures: Past, Present and Everywhere. Vieux Farka Touré and Bejuco. 416-588-0307 or smallworldmusic.com/shows/black-history-black-futures/. Free. ONLINE ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Final Fantasy VII Remake World Tour. Music by Nobuo Uematsu, Shotaro Shima, Mitsuto Suzuki, Nozomi Toki, and Masahi Hamauzu. Arnie Roth, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Starting at . Also Mar 1 & 2. Friday March 4 ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Friday Noontime Recital. Works by Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin. Beatrice Duong, piano. www.standrewstoronto.org/events/music-at-standrews-2/. Donations welcome. ONLINE ● 7:30: Get It Promotions. Matt Dusk Sings Sinatra. Theatre Centre - University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. W., Waterloo. uwaterloo.ca/theatre-centre/events/mattdusk-sings-sinatra or 519‐888‐4908. .50. Without intermission. ● 7:30: Rose Theatre. Four Strong Winds. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. https://tickets. brampton.ca or 905-874-2800. . Also Mar 5. ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Princess Bride. Mark Knopfler: The Princess Bride (Film with Live Orchestra). Lucas Waldin, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Starting at . Also Mar 5(2pm & 7:30pm). Saturday March 5 ● 2:00: La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra. In the Spotlight Livestream Concert. Tico Tico; Theme from Schindler’s List; Kavalevsky: Concerto in C; Goltermann: Concerto No.4; Haydn: Concerto in G; Monti: Czardas; and other works. Rylee Smith, flute; Daniel Hughes, violin; Jacob Gardzinski, cello; Benedict Hughes, cello; Luke Gardzinski, piano; and other soloists; Laurie Mitchell, music director. Port Hope United Church, 34 South St., Port Hope. ljyo.ca. LIMITED IN-PERSON TICKETS AND LIVESTREAM. ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Princess Bride. See Mar 4. Also FRIDAY NOON AT MET RETURNS free concerts: in-person & livestream metunited.ca/live MARCH 11 Aaron James, organ Dances for Organ: Bovet, Dove, Hampton MARCH 25 Stefani Bedin, organ J.S. Bach, Howells and more APRIL 8 Valeria Kondrashov, mezzo Veronika Anissimova, soprano Schubert, Schumann and more 28 | March 4 – April 15, 2022 thewholenote.com

Mar 5(7:30pm). ● 7:00: The Supermarket. Snaggle Featuring Brownman Ali. Funkified electric jazz in the vein of Weather Report and Snarky Puppy. Brownman Ali, electric trumpet; Jacob Chung, tenor sax; Jay Yoo, electric guitar; Dane Wedderburn, 6-string electric bass; Riley O’Connor, drums. 268 Augusta Ave. 416- 573-8055. ; $15(adv). ● 7:30: Harbourfront Centre. L-E-V Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart. See Mar 3. Mar 05 7:30: Rose Theatre. Four Strong Winds. See Mar 4. ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Princess Bride. See Mar 4. ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Chopin & Dvořák: New Lands. Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Vania Angelova: Polyphonic Miniatures (world premiere); Dvořák: Sinfonia Op.105a (String Quartet No.14). Kevin Ahfat, piano; Nurhan Arman, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St. In person 416-366-7723; virtual 416-499-0403 or sinfoniatoronto.com. In-person: .97; .06(sr); .96(st); Livestream: $15. LIVE & ONLINE. Sunday March 6 ● 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization (TEMPO). Jennifer Carpenter: What Madness! Explore tunes that depict madness (La Follia!), drunkenness and sadness. Jennifer Carpenter, workshop leader. ONLINE, . www.tempotoronto.net or info@tempotoronto.net. ● 2:30: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Cathedral Choral Creations. Works by Allegri, Bruckner, Bach, and Rachmaninoff. Sebastian Ostertag, cello; Ron Greidanus, conductor. Croatian Centre, 9118 Winston Churchill Blvd., Brampton. www.georgetownbachchorale. com or 905-873-9909. ; (st). ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Chamber Music Concerts Series: Jeremy Denk with Les Violons du Roy. Bingen: O virtus Sapientiae; Byrd: Haec Dies; Morley: Christes Crosse; Monteverdi: Zefiro toma e di soavi accenti; Bach: Keyboard Concerto in E BWV1053 and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -0. ● 7:00: INNERchamber Ensemble. Flow. Kevin Lau: String Quartet No.3; Jessie Montgomery: Strum; Ravel: String Quartet in F. Julie Baumgartel, violin; Andrew Chung, violin; Jody Davenport, viola; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. www.innerchamber.ca or tickets@innerchamber.ca. ; - (arts workers/st). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Pre-show 6:30pm. A light meal is available for patrons in Stratford. Tuesday March 8 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Jialiang Zhu, Piano. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. ● 8:00: Beverley Johnston. Finding HER Voice. A celebration of International Women’s Day. Works by Alice Ping Yee Ho, Holly Winter, Christos Hatzis, Norbert Palej and Frederic Rzewski. Beverley Johnston, percussion. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. www.musicgallery.org/events/beverley-johnston/. (adv & door); $15(st/Music Gallery members). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Proceeds to benefit Nellie’s Shelter. Wednesday March 9 ● 3:00: Fallsview Casino Resort. Jersey Nights. A tribute show to the greatest hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls. Ticketmaster at 1-877-833-3110 or ticketmaster.ca. From . From Mar 9 to 16. Start times vary. ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Fantasma. Music by Ian Cusson. Text by Colleen Murphy. Jamie Groote, soprano (Léa); Midori Marsh, soprano (Ivy); Charlotte Siegel, soprano (Manon); Matthew Cairns, tenor (Emile); Julie McIsaac, director/dramaturg. Canadian Opera Company Theatre, 227 Front St. E. coc.ca. Also Mar 10(7:30pm); Mar 12(1pm & 7:30pm). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Screen to Stage: Appalachian Spring & More. Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No.8 Op.46; Beethoven: Romance No.2 in F for Violin & Orchestra Op.50; Mozart: Symphony No.29 in A K186a(201); Vivian Fung: Prayer; Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring (full orchestra version). Jonathan Crow, violin; Ryan Bancroft, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Starting at . Also Mar 10, 12, 13(3pm at George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre). Thursday March 10 ● 7:00: COSA Canada. Endymion’s Dream. Music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Gwendolyn Yearwood, soprano (Selene); Ryan Downey, tenor (Endymion); Renée Salewski, stage director; Jamie Hillman & Darryl Edwards, music directors. 647-272-6232. .11 or PWYC. Also Mar 12. ONLINE ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Fantasma. See Mar 9. Also Mar 12(1:30pm & 7:30pm). ● 7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Deep Purple Rising. Joe Retta, vocalist; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. niagarasymphony.com or 905-688-0722 or 905-688-5601 x3700 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (arts worker); $15(st & youth). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Screen to Stage: Appalachian Spring & More. See Mar 9. Also Mar 12, 13(3pm at George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre). Friday March 11 ● 12:00 noon: Music at Met. Friday Noon at Met Concert Series. Dances for organ. Music by Bovet, Dove and Hampton. Aaron James, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. metunited.ca/live. Free. LIVE & STREAMED. ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Friday Noontime Recital. Works by Debussy, Ravel, Morin, Hétu, and Coulthard. David Potvin, piano. standrewstoronto.org/events/music-at-standrews-2/. Donations welcome. ONLINE. ● 7:00: COSA Canada. Endymion’s Dream. See Mar 10. Also Mar 12(7pm), 13(2:30pm). ONLINE. ● 7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Steven Taetz. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50; .50(member). ● 8:00: New Music Concerts. Difficult Grace: Seth Parker Woods in Concert. Lembit Beecher: Suite; Monty Adkins: Winter Tendrils; Fredrick Gifford: Difficult Grace; Nathalie Joachim: The Race - 1915; Alvin Singleton: Argoru II; and other works. Seth Parker Woods, cello. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. newmusicconcerts.com or 416-961- 9594. Introduction at 7:15pm. ● 8:00: Tapestry Opera. Songbook XI. An intimate evening of music and song. Norbert Palej: Playing Ball; James Rolfe: Blind Woman; Darren Russo: The Golden Boy; Rene Orth: (My Eyes Are) Bright and Sparkly; Cecilia Livingston: Sooner Than Later. Jorell Williams, baritone; Jennifer Tung, piano & conductor; and others. Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-537-6066 or tapestryopera.com/performances/songbook-xi/. From $15. Also Mar 12(4pm). Saturday March 12 ● 1:00: Canadian Opera Company. Fantasma. See Mar 9. Also Mar 12(7:30pm). ● 4:00: Tapestry Opera. Songbook XI. See Mar 11. ● 4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Academy Concerts Series: Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. Free. ● 7:00: COSA Canada. Endymion’s Dream. See Mar 10. Also Mar 13(2:30pm). ONLINE ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Fantasma. See Mar 9. ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Enigma Variations. Prokofiev: Lietuenant Kijé Suite; Chopin: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2; Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme. Naomi Wong, piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-604-8339 or KSOrchestra.ca or RHCentre.ca. $15-. LIVE, ONLINE OR RECORDED. ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. Bernadette Peters Trio. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. tickets.brampton.ca or 905-874-2800. From . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Songbird North Series. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. . ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Screen to Stage: Appalachian Spring & More. See Mar 9. Also Mar 13(3pm at George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre). Sunday March 13 ● 2:30: COSA Canada. Endymion’s Dream. See Mar 10. ● 2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Faculty Artist Series Dan School: Quasar Saxophone Quaret with Peter Freeman & Jeffrey Leung. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or ibcpaboxoffice@ queensu.ca. -. ● 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Screen to Stage: Appalachian Spring & More. See Mar 9. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St. 416-598- 3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . ● 6:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Ilana Waldston & the Jazz’n’Laughs Band. Jazz standards, lesser-known gems and a smattering of comedic tunes. Ilana Waldston, vocals; Stu Harrison, keyboards; Ross MacIntyre, bass. KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA in-person, streamed and recorded thewholenote.com March 4 – April 15, 2022 | 29

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