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Volume 28 Issue 5 | April & May 2023

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April and May is Canary Time in the world of WholeNote -- the time when choirs in larger than usual numbers refresh the info in our online "Who's Who" to inform prospective choristers and audiences what they have to offer. Also inside: There's a new New Wave to catch at Esprit; Toronto Bach Festival no 6 includes a Kafeehaus; another new small venue on the "Soft Seat Beat" (we assume the seats are soft!); an ever-so Musically Theatrical spring. And more.


LIVE OR ONLINE | Mar 28 to Jun 6, 2023 Shining Night An eclectic celebration of the night sky, featuring a recently commissioned work by JUNO-nominated composer Andrew Balfour Jenny Crober, Artistic Director Elizabeth Acker, Collaborative Pianist Colleen Allen, sax Shawn Grenke, organ Jamie Drake, percussion Saturday, April 29, 2023 * 7:30 pm ! Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. (Chester subway), Toronto General Admission; Students 416-947-8487; Robert Cooper, Artistic Director Tickets at Colleen Allen, sax; Shawn Grenke, organ; Jamie Drake, percussion. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-947-8487 or ; (st). ● 7:30: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. Yellowjackets. Russell Ferrante, piano & synths; Bob Mintzer, woodwinds; William Kennedy, drums; Dane Alderson: bass. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Partridge Hall, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 289-868- 9177. From . ● 7:30: Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra. New Beginnings: Into the Sun. Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A Op.90 “Italian”. Yemel Chorus; Sharon Lee, conductor. St. Giles Kingsway Presbyterian Church, 15 Lambeth Rd. ; (st). ● 7:30: Mississauga Chamber Singers. Handel and Bach. Bach: Mass in g BWV 235; Handel: Chandos Anthem No.9 (O Praise the Lord with One Consent). Mississauga Chamber Singers; Chamber Orchestra; Soloists. Christ First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga. 647-549-4524. ; (7-18); free(under 7). ● 7:30: Opera by Request. Caught in the Act: An Evening of One-Act Monologues. Hugo Weisgall: The Stronger with Sharon Tikiryan, soprano. Frank Martin: Six Monologues from Jedermann with Michael Robert-Broder, baritone. Lee Hoiby: Bon Appetit with Meghan Symon, mezzo. William Shookhoff, piano. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ● 7:30: Rose Theatre. The Rose Orchestra: A Rose Festival. Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D Op.73; Maestro Warren: New Work, a song Elmer Iseler Singers cycle (world premiere); and other works. Daniel Lichti, baritone. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or www.therosetheatre. ca. -. ● 7:30: The Jeffery Concerts. Viano String Quartet. Dvořák: Allegro scherzando from Cypresses for string quartet B152; Bartók: String Quartet No.3 Sz85; Shaw: The Evergreen; Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A Op.81. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-672-8800 or or ; Free(st with ID). Tickets at Grand Theatre Box Office, 471 Richmond St. ● 7:30: Toronto Concert Choir. Glorious and Jazzy Spring Concert. Vivaldi: Gloria; Völlinger: Latin Jazz Mass. Katelyn Bird, soprano; Alex Hetherington, mezzo; Toronto Concert Choir (formerly Oakham House Choir); Toronto Sinfonietta. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-453-3343. /(adv); Free(under 12/TMU st). ● 8:00: Acoustic Harvest. April Verch and Cody Walters. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. or 416-729-7564. (adv) or cash at door. ● 8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. The Music of Star Wars. Arrive dressed as your favourite character from the film series and immerse yourself in the music of this iconic space-opera. Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. or 905-306-6000. From . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Brel! The Show. Koerner Hall, Spirit in Song the Spring Wind Whispers Lydia Adams, Conductor Sun. Apr 30, 2023 @ 4:00pm Eglinton St. George’s United Church Featuring the stunning Requiem by John Rutter and three Premieres by Matthew Emery, Nicholas Kelly & Matthew-John Knights Narrator, Benedict Campbell Concordo Ensemble Sidgwick Scholars 416-217-0537 42 | April & May, 2023

TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -7. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky & Ravel. Pépin: Laniakea (North American Premiere); Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme; Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale; Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2. Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello; Fabien Gabel, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Apr 26(8pm), 28(7:30pm). ● 9:00: Fallsview Casino Resort. Eli Young Band. Fallsview Casino Resort, Avalon Theatre, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls. 1-877-833-3110 or From . Sunday April 30 ● 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Macbeth. See Apr 28. Also May 6, 12, 14(2pm), 17, 20(4:30pm). At 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. ● 2:00: Tafelmusik/Toronto Botanical Garden. It Takes Two. Telemann: Gulliver Suite; Guignon (arr.): Rameau’s Les Sauvages; and duos by Morley, Leclair, Bologne, and Madame Lombardini de Sirmen. Christopher Verrette & Julia Wedman, violins. Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E. or 1-833-964-6337 or tickets@tafelmusik. org. .59(General Public); .19(Toronto Botanical Garden Members or Volunteers); .83(Tafelmusik Subscriber). ● 3:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Sound Mind. Allan Bevan: Perfectly Mad. Concordo Ensemble; Benedict Campbell, narrator. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-530-4428. ; (sr); (st). ● 4:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Spirit in Song: The Spring Wind Whispers. John Rutter: Requiem and works by Matthew Emery, Matthew-John Knights, and Nicholas Kelly. Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. Info and tickets: 416-217-0537 or www. ; (sr); (under 30). ● 7:00: Aga Khan Museum. Dakh Daughters. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. www.ticketing.agakhanmuseum. org/20177/20302. From .50. Includes same-day Museum admission. ● 7:00: INNERchamber Inc. Late. Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings Op.115; Haydn: Quartet Op.77 No.2. Peter Shackleton, clarinet; Julie Baumgartel, violin; Andrew Chung, violin; Jody Davenport, viola; Ben Bolt- Martin, cello. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. ; (arts workers/st). LIVE & LIVESTREAM. A light meal is available to patrons in Stratford. ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Academy Chamber Orchestra. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. FREE. Tuesday May 2 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Performer TBA. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. Free. Donations welcome. ● 3:00: Fallsview Casino Resort. Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone. Fallsview Casino Resort, Avalon Theatre, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls. 1-877- 833-3110 or . Also May 3(3pm & 8:30pm). Wednesday May 3 ● 6:00: Classical Concert at Knox. Cello & Piano Chamber Music Recital. Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.1 in F Op.5 No.1; Transcriptions of songs by Brahms and Schubert for cello and piano. Song Hee Lee, cello; Joonghun Cho, piano. Knox Presbyterian Church, 630 Spadina Ave. 416-921-8993. Free. Donations welcome. ● 8:00: Fallsview Casino Resort. Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone. Fallsview Casino Resort, Avalon Theatre, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls. 1-877- 833-3110 or . Also May 2(3pm), 3(3pm). ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. All Haydn. Haydn: Symphony No.22 in E-flat “The Philosopher”; Cello Concerto in C; Symphony No.44 in e “Trauer”; String Quartet No.3; Symphony No.60 in C “Il Distratto”. Catherine Anderson, cello; David Fallis, conductor; Bruce McGillivray, curator. First United Church, 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717. . Also May 5(Harcourt Memorial United, Guelph), 6(Central Presbyterian, Cambridge). 2022-2023 Season: A Golden Anniversary Celebration CELESTIAL REVOLUTIONS MAY 3 & 4, 2023 AT 8PM Tickets starting at only Live at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre ● 8:00: Toronto Consort. Celestial Revolutions: The Life and Times of Tycho Brahe. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. or 416-964-6337. From . Also May 4. Also available on EarlyMusic.TV on demand. Thursday May 4 ● 11:00am: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. Monthly Concert. 35-piece concert band performing band concert music, pop tunes, jazz standards (2 singers) and the occasional march. Trinity Presbyterian Church York Mills, 2737 Bayview Ave. www. . ● 1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Mark Fewer with Thalea String Quartet, Chris Whitley and Jeanie Chung. Schulhoff: String Quartet; John Rea: Schattenwerk; Chausson: Concerto for violin, piano, and string quartet, WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO MAY 4 | 1.30 PM MARK FEWER with Thalea String Quartet, Chris Whitley, and Jeanie Chung 416-923-7052 | plus a new work by Carmen Braden for this ensemble. Mark Fewer, violin; Thalea String Quartet (Christopher Whitley, violin; Kumiko Sakamoto, violin; Lauren Spaulding, viola; Alex Cox, cello); Jeanie Chung, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052 X1. ; free(st with ID). ● 7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Intimate & Immersive: Undreaming Sleep’s Bright Land. The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton. 905-526- 7756. . ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix & Recovered Concerts Series: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or -. ● 8:00: Toronto Consort. Celestial Revolutions: The Life and Times of Tycho Brahe. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. or 416-964-6337. From . Also May 3. Also available on EarlyMusic.TV on demand. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno Conducts Messiaen’s Epic April & May, 2023 | 43

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