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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 ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Totally ‘80s. Aaron Finley, vocalist; Nicole Parker, vocalist; Stuart Chafetz, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at (eve); (mat). Also Apr 13(2pm & 8pm). Wednesday April 13 ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concerts Series: Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. Free. ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Bromance. Barely Methodical Troupe. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. flatomarkhamtheatre. ca or 905-305-7469 or boxoffice@markham. ca. $15-. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Totally ‘80s. See Apr 12. Thursday April 14 ● 4:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. The Robert W. and G. Ann Corcoran Concerto Competition (formerly The Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition). Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or Free. Friday April 15 ● 4:00: The Edison Singers. Fauré & Duruflé Requiems. Fauré: Requiem in d Op.48; Duruflé: Requiem Op.9. Michael Bloss, organ; Mary-Katherine Finch, cello; Dr. Noel Edison, conductor. Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, 28 Norfolk St., Guelph. 226-384-3100. ; BEHOLD, HE CARRIED OUR SORROWS FRIDAY APRIL 15, 7:30PM (st). Also Apr 16(St. Catharines). ● 7:30: Music at Met. Behold, He Carried Our Sorrows: Bach and Buxtehude for Good Friday. Bach: Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn (You True God and Son of David), Cantata No.23 BWV23; St. John Passion (selections); and other works. Choir, soloists and orchestra; Dr. Patricia Wright, conductor. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. $15-. LIVE & STREAMED. ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. Rachmaninoff: Bach: Cantata #23 St. John Passion (Selections) Buxtehude: Fürwahr Festival Choir, Soloists & Orchestra Recognizing Dr. Patricia Wright Conductor & Minister of Music LIVESTREAM/IN-PERSON Simon Rivard conducts TMC and Nathaniel Dett Chorale in Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil APRIL 15 All-Night Vigil; Dett: Don’t You Weep No More, Mary; Dett: Go Not Far From Me, O God; Robinson (arr.): Steal Away; Hailstork: Crucifixion. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408- 0208 or -; -(online tickets). Saturday April 16 ● 11:00am: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Peter, The Wolf & The Kiwi (Relaxed Concert). Emilie Lebel: Kiwis Can’t Play the Violin; Bach: Movement 1 from Concerto in d for Two Violins; Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf Op.67. Djennie Laguerre host/narrator; Jonathan Crow, Lincoln Haggart-Ives, violin; Daniel Bartholomew-Powser, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855- 593-7769. Starting at . Also Regular Concerts on Apr 16(2pm & 4pm). ● 4:00: The Edison Singers. Fauré & Duruflé Requiems. See Apr 15. Silver Spire United Church, 366 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 226- 384-3100. ; (st). Also Apr 15(Guelph). ● 4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Peter, The Wolf & The Kiwi. See Apr 16. ● 7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Brass Transit: The Music of Chicago. Brass Transit; 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). Also Apr 17(2:30pm). Tuesday April 19 ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Featuring students from the Glenn Gould School. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. ● 8:00: Folk Under The Clock. Bruce Cockburn: 50th Anniversary Concert. Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-742-7469 or showplace. org. -. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Power Corporation of Canada Vocal Concerts Series: Joyce Didonato: Eden. Ives: The Unanswered Question; Portman: new commission; Cavalli: “Piante ombrose: from La Calisto; Handel: “As With Rosy Steps the Morn” from Theodora; Purcell: “Music for Awhile”; Gluck: “Misera, dove son...Ah non son io” from Ezio and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. -0. Wednesday April 20 ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. Drivewire. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. or 905- 874-2800. $15. Astapov (the conductor) conducts Astapov (the composer) ESPRIT LIVE 2022! Act 2 April 20 at Koerner Hall ● 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Esprit Live 2022!: Act 2. Eugene Astapov: A Still Life; Keiko Devaux: Excavated Sound; Unsuk Chin: Mannequin; Žibuoklė Martinaitytė: Saudade. Shannon Mercer, mezzo; Eugene Astapov, guest conductor; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Thursday April 21 ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Kellylee Evans. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. or 905-305- 7469 or $15-; (livestream). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Friday April 22 ● 7:30: Opera by Request. Mahler in Concert. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (complete); selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Jillian Yemen and Alexandra Beley, mezzos; Dillon Parmer, tenor; Michael Robert-Broder, baritone; William Shookhoff, piano. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno, Lisiecki & Tchaikovsky 5. Shostakovich: Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes (TSO and TSYO Side-by-Side); Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 in g Op.16; Cris Derksen: Celebration Prelude (World Premiere); Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in e Op.64. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; Jan Lisiecki, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Apr 23(8pm); 24(3pm). ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Redman-Mehldau-McBride- Blade: A MoodSwing Reunion. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or -5. 34 | March 4 – April 15, 2022

MAINLY CLUBS, MOSTLY JAZZ Rémi Bolduc In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) LIVE MUSIC IS BACK! As venues begin to reopen, please consult their websites and social media directly to confirm their reopening plans, COVID-19 policies, and any other pertinent information to make your visit fun, safe, and enjoyable. Please remember to be kind and patient with venues, servers, and musicians as they reorient themselves. Enjoy! “Rudder or Not” continued from page 27 In the mid-to-late 2000s, this music was John Scofield’s A Go Go; Joshua Redman’s Elastic and Momentum; the Brecker Brothers’ Heavy Metal Be-Bop; D’Angelo’s Voodoo; Robert Glasper’s In My Element; and countless others. In Toronto, it was also Rudder. Their song SK8, from their debut album, was one of the first songs shared with me by a classmate in a listening session in 2007, during my first year in the University of Toronto’s jazz program; it was the kind of exploratory, improvisatory, groove-based music that spoke equally to my interests in swing and backbeat-based music. I don’t think that I made it to their December show at The Rex that year. But – now that the border is open, bands are touring and the prospect of spending an evening in an enclosed space with a roomful of other people is no longer the bone-chilling prospect that it so recently was – I’ll be at one of their shows this year. And for the Rudderless There is, of course, a lot of other excellent music happening in Toronto in March, both at The Rex and elsewhere. At Jazz Bistro, Montreal-based alto saxophonist Remi Bolduc appears on March 17 and 18, with Kirk MacDonald on tenor, Brian Dickinson on piano, Neil Swainson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums. Bolduc is one of Canada’s preeminent authorities on bebop-saxophone playing. (A faculty member at McGill, he is also a sought-after educator, and a voracious transcriber; his YouTube page contains approximately 400 transcriptions of Charlie Parker solos, as well as more modern saxophonists such as Jerry Bergonzi, Chris Potter and Rudresh Mahanthappa, pianists such as Herbie Hancock, and his own live performances. On March 31, Speak No Evil takes the Mike Murley stage, with Virginia MacDonald on clarinet, Mike Murley on tenor sax, Bernie Senensky on piano, Morgan Childs on drums and Swainson returning on bass. Speak No Evil, of course, is the classic Wayne Shorter album, released in 1964, with late-bop classics like Witch Hunt, Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, and the famous title track. Colin Story is a jazz guitarist, writer and teacher based in Toronto. He can be reached at on Instagram and on Twitter. ● Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 ● Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 ● Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 ● C’est What 67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499 ● Drom Taberna 458 Queen St. W. 647-748-2099 ● Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 ● Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 ● Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 ● Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The ● Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W 416-533-5483 ● Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 ● Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 ● Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 ● Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 ● Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 ● Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 ● Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 ● Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: ● Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 ● Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 ● Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 ● Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 ● Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 ● Sauce on Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 ● The Senator Winebar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 ● Smokeshow BBQ and Brew 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd 416-901-7469 ● Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 JOIN THE CLUBS! IS YOUR VENUE • an informal listening room, • where food and/or drink may be part of the mix, • with listening to music the primary focus? “Mostly jazz” is not a rule! If you’re not listed above, and think you belong please get in touch! March 4 – April 15, 2022 | 35

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