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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 ....

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Live or Live Streamed | March 2 to April 22, 2022 A Tafelmusik Tribute to Jeanne Lamon Live Concert April 2 at 2pm & 8pm Digital Concert June 2 at 8pm & Alison Mackay. Vivaldi: Allegro from Concerto for 2 violins in A Op.3 No.5; Monteverdi: Excerpts from Beatus vir; Rossi: Sinfonia undecima; Shir hamma‛allot. ’Ashrei kol yere ’adonai (Psalm 128); Marcello: O immacolata e pura (Psalm 19); and other works. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Julia Wedman, director; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, director; R. H. Thomson, narrator; Brett Polegato, baritone. Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. -. Also at 8pm. ● 7:00: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. Cheng² Duo. Bryan Cheng, cello; Silvie Cheng, piano. Free. Registration required. ONLINE ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Rachmaninoff’s Second. See Apr 1. ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Pulcinella. Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Hindemith: Kammermusk No.2 Op.36 No.1. JJ Jun Li Bui, piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Cornell Recital Hall, 3201 Bur Oak Ave., Markham. 905-604-8339 or -. LIVE OR RECORDED. ● 8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Comforting Classics by Request. Bach: Allegro moderato from Brandenburg Concerto No.3; Mozart: Molto allegro from Symphony No.40 in g K550; Beethoven: Allegretto from Symphony No.7 in A Op.92; Tchaikovsky: Scherzo from Symphony No.4 in f Op.36; Brahms: Allegro energico e passionato from Symphony No.1 in c Op.68; Ravel: Boléro‍. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. -; -(sr); (ages 16-26); (ages 15 and under). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Jazz From Around the World Series: Miles from India - A Celebration of the Music of Miles Davis. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or -0. ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. A Tafelmusik Tribute to Jeanne Lamon. See 2pm. Sunday April 3 ● 2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters Series: Asitha Tennekoon. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. . ● 2:30: OperOttawa. Messiah by Handel. Erinne-Colleen Laurin, soprano; Isabelle Lacroix, soprano; Sonya Sweeney, mezzo; Carole Portelance, mezzo/alto; Colin Frotten, tenor; and other performers; with full chorus. First Baptist Church Ottawa, 140 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa. norman_e_brown@rogers. com. . ● 3:00: Trio Arkel. Légende. Ravel: String Quartet; Caplet: Conte fantastique for harp and string quartet. Marie Bérard, violin; Emily Kruspe, violin; Rémi Pelletier, viola; Heidi Elise Bearcroft, harp; Winona Zelenka, cello. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. . ● 7:00: INNERchamber Ensemble. Heartland. Dvořák: String Quartet No.12 in F “The American”; William Grant Still: Lyric Quartet; selection of American Folk Songs. Dayna Manning, vocals/guitar; Julie Baumgartel, violin; Andrew Chung, violin; Jody Davenport, viola; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. or ; - (arts workers/st). Pre-show 6:30pm. A light meal is available for patrons in Stratford. LIVE & LIVESTREAM Goddard (the pianist) performs Goddard (the composer) ESPRIT LIVE 2022! Act 1 April 3 at Koerner Hall ● 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Esprit Live 2022!: Act 1. Alexina Louie: The Void, River of Stars; Christopher Goddard: Piano Concerto; Andrew Norman: Sustain. Christopher Goddard, piano; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. Monday April 4 ● 10:00am: Beach United Church. Jazz Lecture: From New Orleans to Big Band Swing. See Mar 21. ● 7:00: Rose Theatre. Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. or 905-874- 2800. From . Tuesday April 5 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Laurel Swinden, EHNES PLAYS BEETHOVEN APR 6 & 7 TSO.CA Flute. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. Wednesday April 6 ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Barbra Lica: Songs for Orchestra. Barbra Lica, vocalist; Toronto-Chamber Pop Orchestra. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. or 905-305-7469 or $15-. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Ehnes Plays Beethoven. Emilie Lebel: the sediments (World Premiere); R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks) Op.28; Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Op.61. James Ehnes, violin; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Starting at . Also Apr 7. Thursday April 7 ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. Johnny Rivex: Bluebird Brampton. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. tickets. or 905-874-2800. $15. ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Meets Dvořák. Dvořák: Serenade for Strings; Farrenc: Nonet Op.38. Leila Schayegh, guest director. info@ or 1-833-964-633. ONLINE Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Martin MacDonald, music director Saturday April 9, 2022 at 8 pm P.C. Ho Theatre Glenn Buhr Akasha (Sky) Holst The Planets with Voices Chamber Choir Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer with soloist Danielle MacMillan mezzo soprano Winner of the 2019 CBSO Clifford Poole Vocal Competition SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT 4 Tickets: adult student/senior (children under 12 are free) Subscribe Today & Save! | 416.879.5566 32 | March 4 – April 15, 2022

● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Ehnes Plays Beethoven. See Apr 6. Friday April 8 ● 12:00 noon: Music at Met. Friday Noon at Met Concert Series. Works by Schubert, Schumann, and others. Valeria Kondrashov, mezzo; Veronika Anissimova, soprano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. www. Free. LIVE & STREAMED. ● 7:00: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. Charles Richard-Hamelin, Piano. Franck: Prélude, Aria et Finale; Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin; Chopin: 24 Préludes Op.28. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Robertson Theatre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905- 688-0722 or 905-688-5601 x3700 or 1-855- 515-0722. ; (st/youth). ● 7:00: Confluence Concerts. A Simple Twist of Fate. Themes of fate and destiny inspire some of the greatest songs throughout the ages. Patricia O’Callaghan, soprano & curator. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. Also Apr 9. Saturday April 9 CELEBRATE 100: MAESTROS’ SPECIAL HOMECOMING APR 9 ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Celebrate 100: Maestros’ Special Homecoming. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture; Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden; Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser; Sibelius: Movement 1 from Lemminkäissarja Op. 22 - Lemminkäinen ja saaren neidor (Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of the Island); Alexina Louie: The Ringing Earth; Smetana: Movement 3 from Má vlast - Sárka; Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole. Gustavo Gimeno, conductor; Peter Oundjian, conductor; Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor; Günther Herbig, conductor; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Marion Newman, host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . ● 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. In Concert. Glenn Buhr: Akasha (Sky); Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer; Holst: The Planets, with Holst: The Planets. Danielle MacMillan, mezzo; Voices Chamber Choir; Martin MacDonald, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. -. ● 8:00: DimEntertainment. My Name Is Francesco Paolo Tosti. A tribute to Francesco Paolo Tosti, born on April 9, 1846, in Ortona, Italy. Goran Dime, tenor; Ivan Jovanovic, piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-481-1658 or . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage Series: Dianne Reeves. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. -0. Sunday April 10 Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. and 416-366- 7723 or 1-800-708-6754. . ● 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Brahms and the Raums. Brahms: Symphony No.1; Elizabeth Raum: Concerto for Violin. Erika Raum, violin. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787 or ; (sr); (OTO- Pus ages 13 to 29); $15(ages 5-12). OTOPus patrons may purchase one additional ticket at the discounted rate for a guest of any age. Pre-concert chat at 2:15pm. SCHUBERT OCTET APRIL 10, 2022 • 8 PM AMICIENSEMBLE.COM ● 8:00: New Music Concerts. Imagined Sounds Curated by Keiko Devaux. Keiko Devaux: Arras (2020); Tyshawn Sorey: Sentimental Shards (2014); Carolyn Chen: Oceans in Oceans (2014); Cassandra Miller: Bel Canto (2010); Olivier Alary: Rest (2018); and other works. Keiko Devaux, curator/composer; Juliane Gallant, guest conductor. Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd. or 416-961-9594. Introduction at 7:15pm. Monday April 11 ● 10:00am: Beach United Church. Jazz Lecture: From New Orleans to Big Band Swing. See Mar 21. Tuesday April 12 ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Marc-André Hamelin, Piano. C. P. E. Bach: Suite in e Wq62/12; Prokofiev: Sarcasms, Op.17; Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.7, Op.64 “White Mass”; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.29 in B-flat Op.106 “Hammerklavier”. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or .50-. TSO.CA ● 2:00: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. Performing Arts Sunday Series: André Laplante in Recital. André Laplante, piano. 126 James St. S, Hamilton. or 905-528-4020. ; (sr/st). ● 2:00: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Vanessa. Music by Samuel Barber. Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti. Simona Genga, mezzo; Lauren Margison, soprano; Scott Rumble, tenor; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Narmina Afandiyeva, music director/piano. Jane ● 8:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Schubert Octet. Schubert: Sonatensatz in B-flat D28; Rondo Brilliant in b for violin and piano D895; Octet in F D803. Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; Michael Sweeney, bassoon; Neil Deland, horn; Mayumi Seiler, violin; Katya Poplyansky, violin; Alejandro Valdepeñas, viola; David Hetherington, cello; and Serouj Kradjian, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. ; (under 30); 0(adult ticket plus donation). April 12 at 8 pm MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN 21/22 Crossing Over Difficult Grace: Seth Parker Woods in Concert NEW DATE: Friday March 11, 2022 Difficult Grace Friday March 11, 2022 Harbourfront Theatre 231 Queen’s Quay West Concert @ 8pm Introduction @ 7:15pm FEATURING: Seth Parker Woods — Cello Due to Covid-19 considerations we have moved the concert from March 10 to March 11. We thank our audience for your patience and flexibility. Please note that there is NO SHOW ON MARCH 10. For tickets to Difficult Grace on Friday March 11 at the Harbourfront Theatre, and any other information, please visit or call our office at 416-961-9594. March 4 – April 15, 2022 | 33

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