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Volume 27 Issue 7 | May 20 - July 12, 2022

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Live or Live Streamed | May 20 to July 12, 2022 gmail.com. Suggested donation . ● 2:15: Anthroposophy in Toronto. Eurythmy Class. Lois Macaulay, performance eurythmist; Etsuko Kimura, violin. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 921-1043 or lois@bellnet.ca. /class or 5 for 8-class series. Space is limited. Also May 14, 21, June 4, 11. ● 3:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Endangered. Assiginaak: Creation (TMC commission); Copland: In the Beginning; Snider: Mass for the Endangered (Canadian premiere). Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408-0208. -; $20-(Online tickets). LIVE & ONLINE. Proof of vaccination required. ● 4:00: Arcady. Ruth. Emma Verdonk: Song of the Sun; Ronald Beckett: Ruth. Cristina Pisani (Ruth); Michael York (Boaz); and Katie Walshaw (Naomi); Arcady Youth Singers; Arcady Soloists and Emerging Artists; Ronald Beckett, conductor. Whistling Gardens, 698 Concession 3, Wilsonville. info@ arcady.ca or https://arcady.ca/buy-tickets/ruth-a-musical-drama or 519-428- 3185. . ● 7:00: Browntasauras Records. Nick Maclean Quartet Featuring Brownman Ali. Nick Maclean, piano; Brownman Ali, trumpet; Ben Duff, bass; Jacob Wutzke, drums. LIVE! on Elgin, 220 Elgin St., No. 2, Ottawa. 613-695- 5483. $20(door); (adv - concert + 1st album & 2nd album pre-order); (adv - concert + Rites of Ascension album); (adv - concert + pre-order of 2nd album); (adv - concert only). ● 7:00: Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues. Rebirth of the Blues. The Keepers featuring Steven Henry and James Legere. , 178 Victoria St. www.wasagabeachblues.com or 705-352-0638. . Dance and cash bar. ● 7:30: Jubilate Singers. Love & Nature. Carlos Gardel: El dia que me quiras: Morten Lauridsen: Dirait-on; Healey Willan: Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One; Ian Tyson: Four Strong Winds; Sid Rabinovitch: Noche de lluvia. Isabel Bernaus, music director; Ivan Jovanovic, piano. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. Call Pat Keating at 416-485-1988. Tickets available at www. eventbrite.ca. ; $20(sr); (st). Audience members will be required to remain masked throughout the concert and to practice safe distancing in seated groups. Choir members will also be masked and distanced. Further COVID info at www.jubilatesingers.ca. ● 7:30: Oriana Singers of Northumberland. Broadway in May. An evening of Broadway songs and stories. Jeremy Lapalme and Gabi Epstein, hosts. Trinity United Church (Cobourg), 284 Division St., Cobourg. www. orianasingers.com. . Masks required. Choir will be masked and distanced for everyone’s safety. ● 7:30: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. In Concert: Confluence Concerts Presents Suba’s Singing Smorgasbord! All a cappella. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-694-6900 or www. singtoronto.com. $20-. Also May 27. ● 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. In Concert. Dvořák: Symphony No.8; Burh: Akasha; Rival: Northwest Passage Variations. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 879-5566 or cathedralbluffs.com or cbsoboxoffice@gmail.com. -; -(sr/ st); Free(under 12). ● 8:00: Music Gallery. An Laurence: Chants d’amour. Elischa Kaminer: Chants d’amour. An Laurence and Elischa Kaminer. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080 or www.showclix.com/event/an-laurence. - . LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 8:00: Tapestry Opera/OCAD University. R.U.R. A Torrent of Light. See May 24. Also May 29(4pm), Jun 1, 2, 4, 5(4pm). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno Conducts “Emperor”. See May 25. Also May 27(7:30pm). ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach Brandenburg Concertos. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6; Orchestral Suite No.3. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. info@tafelmusik.org or 1-833-964-633. Tickets on sale Apr 21. Bach Brandenburg Concertos LIVE CONCERT May 28, 2022 8:00pm Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre tafelmusik.org Sunday May 29 ● 12:00 noon: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. Free: Ontario Place Trillium Park – Daytime Free Outdoor Concerts. Community choirs, emerging artists, and some established local artists. Ontario Place, Triullium Park, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 416-694-6900 or www.singtoronto. com. Free. ● 3:00: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. Jon Kimura Parker, Piano. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 in c-sharp Op.27 No.2 “Moonlight”; Clara Schumann: Scherzo Op.14; Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Handel; Schubert: Impromptu in B-flat Op.142 No.3; Chick Corea: Got a Match?; and other works. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Cairns Recital Hall, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 289-868-9177. ; (st/youth). ● 3:00: Browntasauras Records. Nick Maclean Quartet Featuring Brownman Ali. Nick Maclean, piano; Brownman Ali, trumpet; Ben Duff, bass; Jacob Wutzke, drums. 416- 389-2643 or https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ nick-maclean-quartet-feat-brownmanali-brockville-tickets-334611661487. $20. Address in Brockville, ON, will be given to ticket holders. ● 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. The Planets. Cello concerto TBA; Holst: The Planets. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787 or ticketmaster.ca. ; (sr); (OTOPus ages 13 to 29); (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. ● 4:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Online Zoom Event: Songs of Light. Works by Peter Togni, Eleanor Daley, Jason Jestadt, Hussein Janmohamed, Ēriks Ešenvalds, and Myroslav Skoryk. ONLINE, . 416-217-0567 or https:// www.elmeriselersingers.com/events/songsof-light/ or info@elmeriselersingers.com. By donation. A 2022 donation tax receipt will be issued for the full amount of your donation. ● 4:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. Using Social Media to Build Your Brand and Audience (Workshop). Marketing on social media, understanding and developing your brand, and building relationships through content marketing on social channels. 416-694-6900 or www. singtoronto.com. Free. ONLINE ● 4:00: Tapestry Opera/OCAD University. R.U.R. A Torrent of Light. See May 24. Also Jun 1, 2, 4, 5(4pm). ● 4:00: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Sounds of Spring. Lavallée: The Bridal Rose Overture; Bernstein: Mambo; Ireland: Minuet from A Downland Suite; Debussy: La Fille aux cheveux de lin; Piazzolla: Three Tangos. St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 647-292-4204 or www.wychwoodclarinetchoir.ca. ; (sr/st). ● 5:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. Manager vs. Agent (Workshop). A street-smart discussion of the roles and qualities needed for an artist manager and booking agent - both crucial to any developing artist’s career. ONLINE, . 416-694- 6900 or www.singtoronto.com. Free. ● 6:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. How to Assemble a Team (Workshop). Certain decisions need to be made to create a smooth work flow so choose people with expertise and time A Time to Heal Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 8 pm Martin MacDonald, Music Director Schumann: Symphony No 1 "Spring Rachmaninoff: Piano Concert No 2 with Stanford Cheung, Piano May 28th 3:30pm & 7:30 pm Eglinton St. George's United Church amadeuschoir.com for info For Tickets and Info cathedralbluffs.com 32 | May 20 - July 12, 2022 thewholenote.com

and bring about a team dedicated to the end result. 416-694-6900 or www.singtoronto. com. Free. ONLINE ● 7:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. The Multi-Faceted Musician: The Realities of Being a Working Artist (Workshop). A no-holds barred discussion about the perks and pitfalls of life as a selfemployed artist. 416-694-6900 or www. singtoronto.com. Free. ONLINE ● 8:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. In Concert: Freeplay Album Release with Special Guests Retrocity. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. 416-694-6900 or www.singtoronto.com. ; (underfunded, arts workers, st, underemployed, health workers). Monday May 30 ● 6:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. How to Start a Group, With Deke Sharon (Workshop). The “father of contemporary a cappella” tells you the best way to find members, run auditions, structure your group, build a quick repertoire, and start performingnd time and bring about a team dedicated to the end result. 416-694-6900 or www.singtoronto.com. Free. ONLINE ● 6:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Twilight Jazz and Blooz Series: Dames at the Distillery featuring the Cheri Maracle Quintet. Spirit in Niagara Distillery, 458 Lakeshore Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake. 289-259-4997. ; (Early Bird); (musicians/arts workers/st). ● 7:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. On the Road Again - How to Manage a Tour (Workshop). All the essential details, tips, tricks and tools of the trade that ensure the most successful DIY tour. 416-694-6900 or www.singtoronto.com. Free. ONLINE ● 8:00: Summerhill Orchestra. Spring Romances. Grieg: Holberg Suite; Overton: Way Back When; Vivaldi: Spring from the Jubilate singers prESEnt Love & Nature Sat. May 28 7:30 pm Eastminster United Church Come sing with us! Auditions June 7 info@jubilatesingers.ca Isabel Bernaus conductor Ivan Jovanovic piano www.jubilatesingers.ca Four Seasons; Sibelius: Romance. Victoria Yeh, violin; Lauren Yeomans, assistant conductor; Sarah John, conductor. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 647-267- 0750. $20-. Tuesday May 31 ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Showcase Series: Asian Heritage Month - Singing Chinese Classical Poetry. Introducing art songs based on classical Chinese poetry, set to music by contemporary composers from different Chinese-speaking communities around the world. Zi Xin, Emily Lapin, Maeve Palmer, sopranos; Jialiang Zhu, piano;. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. . Free. Ticket required. ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Yelin Yoon, Clarinet. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Organ Concert. Adrian Ross, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364-7865. Free. ● 2:30: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. Borderless Beatboxing (Workshop). Three award-winning beatboxers from France share their techniques and discuss what it takes to become a champion on the global stage trade that ensure the most successful DIY tour. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 416-694-6900 or www. singtoronto.com. ; $12(underfunded). ● 6:00: Music in the Barns. VIP Mixer at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. Works by Bach. Dan Lippel, guitar. Artscape Wychwood Barns Community Gallery, 601 Christie St. . . ● 7:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. In the Clubs: Art Battle Event featuring French Celebrity Beatboxers BreZ, Efaybee, and Alexinho. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 416-694-6900 or www. singtoronto.com. -. ● 7:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. Copyright and Trademark - How to Protect Your Intellectual Property (Workshop). Everything you need to know about acquiring, registering, protecting, and proving your intellectual property. 416-694-6900 or www.singtoronto. com. Free. ONLINE Wednesday June 1 ● 7:00: Browntasauras Records. Brownman Akoustik 4-tet. Nick Maclean, piano; Brownman Ali, trumpet; Ben Duff, bass; Jacob Wutzke, drums. Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. 647-748-2099. PWYC. ● 8:00: Estonian Music Week. Collegium Musicale. Members of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra; Endrik Üksvärav, conductor. Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton. www.estonianmusicweek.ca/ concerts/2022/6/1/collegium-musicale-hamilton. . ● 8:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. SING! Aca-film Festival. A trilogy of short films exploring stories of resilience featuring a cappella scores. Concert Hall, Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St. 416- 694-6900 or www.singtoronto.com. ; (underfunded). ● 8:00: Tapestry Opera/OCAD University. R.U.R. A Torrent of Light. See May 24. Also Jun 2, 4, 5(4pm). OUNDJIAN CONDUCTS BRAHMS JUN 1, 2, 4 & 5 TSO.CA ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Oundjian Conducts Brahms. Samy Moussa: Nocturne for Orchestra; C. Schumann: Piano Concerto in a Op.7; Brahms: Symphony No.4 in e Op.98. Tony Siqi Yun, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593-7769. Starting at . Also Jun 2(8pm); 4(8pm); 5(3pm, George Weston Recital Hall). Thursday June 2 ● 7:00: Browntasauras Records. Nick Maclean Quartet Featuring Brownman Ali. Nick Maclean, piano; Brownman Ali, trumpet; Ben Duff, bass; Jacob Wutzke, drums. Royal City Studios, 930 Woodlawn Rd., Unit 1, Guelph. 416-389-2643. $20; (adv). ● 7:00: Music in the Barns. Multi-Sensory Event. An installation concert, animating the Artscape Wychwood Barns for a fully-curated evening of music, art and food celebrating the collective’s debut album. Steve Reich: SOUNDS OF SPRING Sunday May 29, 2022, 4pm St. Michael & All Angels Church, 611 St.Clair Ave. W. wychwoodclarinetchoir.ca Proverb; Fausto Romitelli: Trash TV Trance; Geof Holbrook: Brain Fills. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. www.eventbrite. ca/e/music-in-the-barns-returns-tickets-29279219834. .85-.80. ● 7:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Tanya Wills Quartet. Tanya Wills, Bill Bridges, Ron Johnston and Kevin Coady. Smoke Show BBQ and Brew, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. https:// smokeshowbbqandbrew.com/live-music/. . ● 7:30: Canadian Opera Company/Amplified Opera/Nightwood Theatre/Theatre Gargantua. The Queen in Me. Created and performed by Teiya Kasahara 笠 原 貞 野 (they/them). Featuring music from La Bohème, Lucia di Lammermoor, Macbeth, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Rigoletto, Salome, and The Magic Flute. Canadian Opera Company Theatre, 227 Front St. E. 416-363-8231 or 1-800- 250-4653. TBA. Also Jun 3, 4. June 2,4,5 torontocityopera.com ● 7:30: Toronto City Opera. Cavalleria rusticana. Music by Pietro Mascagni. In Italian with English supertitles. Fully staged with piano accompaniment. Romulo Delgado, tenor (Turiddu); Angela Maria Sanchez, soprano (Santuzza); Andrey Andreychik, baritone (Alfio); Lillian Brooks, mezzo (Lucia); Rachel Miller, mezzo (Lola). Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 or www.torontocityopera. com/tickets. -. Also June 4(3:30pm), 5(3pm). ● 8:00: Choir! Choir! Choir!Epic 80s Singalong. Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, creative directors. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977(toll free). .50. ● 8:00: SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival. SING! Celebrates the Musical - Give My Regards to Broadway. Concert Hall, Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St. 416- 694-6900 or www.singtoronto.com. ; (underfunded). ● 8:00: Tapestry Opera/OCAD University. R.U.R. A Torrent of Light. See May 24. Also Jun 4, 5(4pm). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Oundjian Conducts Brahms. See Jun 1. Also Jun 4(8pm); 5(3pm, George Weston Recital Hall). thewholenote.com May 20 - July 12, 2022 | 33

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