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Volume 28 Issue 6 | Summer 2023

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Fast start to the summer and it just keeps going: Luminato walks with Little Amal; the Historical Organ Society comes to town; composer Carmen Braden is keeping busy; Phil Nimmons turns 100; TSM's metamorphosis; and check out live links in ads, listings and our easy surfing directory of summer festivals. See you August 30 for Volume 29 no.1

LIVE OR ONLINE | Jun 1

LIVE OR ONLINE | Jun 1 to Sep 7, 2023 de concert S.144; Fauré: Impromptu in D-flat Op.86bis. Koichi Inoue, piano. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-4430 or www.standrewskw.com. Free. Lunch available for - 11:30am-12:15pm. LIVE & ONLINE. ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Music of Alan Menken. Katie Rose Clarke, Jordan Donica, Montego Glover, Matt Doyle, vocalists; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. From . Also Jun 20(8pm), 21(8pm), 22(8pm). ● 8:00: Elora Singers/Music at Met. Considering Matthew Shepard. Craig Hella Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard. Elora Singers, Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 519-846-0331 or www.elorasingers.ca/events. . NOTE: This work includes direct quotations of the bigoted words of Westboro Baptist Church members, who picketed Shepard’s funeral. Audience members are warned of strong language and the intense themes in the piece. ● 8:00: TONE Festival. Zoh Amba & Chris Corsano / Farida Amadou / Ways. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. www.tonetoronto. com. /(adv). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Music of Alan Menken. Katie Rose Clarke, Jordan Donica, Montego Glover, Matt Doyle, vocalists; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Jun 20, 21(2pm), 22. ● 8:30: Fallsview Casino Resort. Daughtry. Fallsview Casino Resort, OLG Stage, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls. 1-877- 833-3110 or www.ticketmaster.ca. . Thursday June 22 ● 12:00 noon: Music at Met. Thursday Noon at Met Concert Series. This is an outdoor recital, but the church will be open. Gordon Slater, carillon. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. www.metunited.ca. Free. LIVE & STREAMED. ● 7:00: Toronto City Opera. Die Fledermaus. Music by Johann Strauss II. In German with piano accompaniment and English supertitles. Spoken dialogue in English. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. www.torontocityopera.com/tickets. ; (premium); (arts workers/35 and under). Also Jun 24(2pm), 25(2pm). ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Music of Alan Menken. Katie Rose Clarke, Jordan Donica, Montego Glover, Matt Doyle, vocalists; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Jun 20, 21(2 & 8pm). Friday June 23 ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. A Scottish Fantasy. Prokofiev: Russian Overture; Bruch: Scottish Fantasy; Prokofiev: Symphony No.7. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 604-8339. -. Saturday June 24 ● 2:00: Avenue Road Music and Performance Academy. Marbin Matinees Concert Series: Fireworks and Favourites. Works by Paganini, Chopin, and others. Sora Sato- Mound, violin; Dayou Kim, piano; with Victoria Kogan. Avenue Road Music and Performance Academy, Gordon Lightfoot Concert Hall, 460 Avenue Rd. Seating is limited so preregistration is required at www.avenueroadmusic.com or info@avenueroadmusic.com or 416-922-0855. Free. Donations are welcome. Salon concert setting. Reception to follow. ● 2:00: Toronto City Opera. Die Fledermaus. See Jun 22. Also Jun 25(2pm). ● 7:30: Leith Summer Festival. Bach to Benny Goodman. Michael Bridge, accordion; Kornel Wolak, clarinet. Historic Leith Church, 419134 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith. http:// www.roxytheatre.ca or 519-371-2833. . ● 7:30: Opera by Request. Otello. Music by Gioacchino Rossini. Paul Williamson, tenor (Otello); Meagan Reimer, mezzo (Desdemona); Ernesto Ramirez, tenor (Rodrigo); Dillon Parmer, tenor (Iago); Abigail Veenstra, soprano (Emilia); Dylan Wright, bassbaritone (Elmiro); Francis Domingue, tenor (Doge/Lucio/Gondolier); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455- 2365. . ● 7:30: RESOUND Choir. Raising Voices! Works by Jaako Mantjarvi; Hindemith; Moses Hogan; Rosephanye Powell; Connor Koppin. RESOUND Choir & The Toronto Mass Choir. King Street Community Church, 611 King St. W., Oshawa. 905-576-9398 or www.raisingvoiceswresoundchoir.eventbrite.ca. ; (st). ● 8:00: Fallsview Casino Resort. Santana: 1001 Rainbows Tour. Fallsview Casino Resort, OLG Stage, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls. 1-877-833-3110 or www.ticketmaster.ca. ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Bruch & Prokofiev. Prokofiev: Russian Overture; Bruch: Scottish Fantasy; Prokofiev: Symphony No.7. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 905-604-8339. -. ● 8:00: TONE Festival. White People Killed Them / Animatist / Not A Band. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. www.tonetoronto.com. /(adv). Sunday June 25 ● 2:00: Toronto City Opera. Die Fledermaus. See Jun 22. ● 2:30: Brott Music Festival. Vivaldi Four Seasons. Cameron Wilson: Four Seasons (Ontario premiere); Vivaldi: Four Seasons. Joseph Lanza, violin; Jonathan Crow, violin; National Academy Orchestra; Alain Trudel, conductor. L.R. Wilson Concert Hall, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W. Hamilton. www.brottmusic.com or 905-525-7664. ; (sr); (st); (under 12). Includes entrance to the concert and an Indigenous cultural experience. ● 8:00: TONE Festival. Caroline Davis’ Alula / Madeleine Ertel. The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. www.tonetoronto.com. From . Monday June 26 ● 12:15: Music Mondays. Classically Jazz. Nikolai Kapustin: Sonata for Viola & Piano; and works by Gershwin and others. Ezra Duo: Jacob Clewell, violin & viola; Sasha Bult-Ito, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 X223 or www.musicmondays. ca or musicmondayscs@gmail.com. PWYC ( suggested). CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD Kindred Spirits Orchestra Kristian Alexander | Music Director A SCOTTISH FANTASY WED JUN 21 | 8:00 PM METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH ELORASINGERS.CA ELORASINGERS.CA A powerful oratorio by Craig Hella Johnson on the life and death of Matthew Shepard 40 | Summer 2023 thewholenote.com

Tuesday June 27 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Akiko Britz- McKibbin, flute. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. www.yorkminsterpark.com. Free. Donations welcome. ● 1:00: St. James Cathedral. Tuesday Organ Recital. Minne Veldman, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-364- 7865 or www.stjamescathedral.ca. Free. Donations welcome. ● 7:00: Tafelmusik. Stelle cadenti / Shooting Stars. A musical journey celebrating the captivating lives and works of famous composers. Schubert Trio: in B-flat D.471; Mozart: Movements from Divertimento in E-flat K.563; Noferi: Trio in E-flat Op.15 No.3; Boccherini: Trio in A Op.14 No.3. Julia Wedman, violin; Patrick G. Jordan, viola; Michael Unterman, cello. Columbus Centre, Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. www.eventbrite.ca/e/tafelmusik-stelle-cadenti-shooting-stars-tickets. ; (Sr/st/Tafelmusik subscribers). ● 7:30: Aspirare Vocal Collective. Emergence: Like a River. Ian Cusson: ziibiwan (like a river) (world premiere); Osvaldo Golijov: Coral del Arricife; Ēriks Ešenvalds: Rasa. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 204-588-8011 or www.aspirarevocal. com. From . ● 8:00: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Off to the Races. Works by Scott Joplin, Leroy Anderson, Aaron Copland, Liza McLellan, and others. Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W. www.tcomusic.ca/presale-2023/. Presale now on. ● 8:30: Ontario Pops Orchestra. Around the World in One Day. Celebrating Multicultural Day in Canada. Felipe Tellez: El condor pasa; and works from Argentina, France, USA, Spain, Peru, Ireland, Czech Republic, Italy, Korea, South Africa, and Canada. Giovanni Ruiz, soloist; Carlos Bastidas, conductor. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., North York. www.ontariopops.com. Free. Wednesday June 28 ● 7:30: Fallsview Casino Resort. Counting Crows Banshee Season Tour ‘23 with special guest Dashboard Confessional. Fallsview Casino Resort, OLG Stage, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls. 1-877-833-3110 or www. ticketmaster.ca. ● 8:00: TONE Festival. Sun Ra Arkestra / Tender Buttons. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. www.tonetoronto.com. /(adv). Thursday June 29 ● 12:00 noon: Music at Met. Thursday Noon at Met Concert Series. This is an outdoor recital, but the church will be open. Ellen Dickinson, carillon. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. www.metunited.ca. Free. LIVE & STREAMED. ● 7:30: Brott Music Festival. Carmina Burana. Barbara Assiginaak: Kikzootaadwak Suite (world premiere); Orff: Carmina Burana. Bach Elgar Choir; National Academy Orchestra; Alain Trudel, conductor. Boris Brott Great Hall, FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. www.brottmusic. com or 905-525-7664. ; (sr); (st); (under 12). Includes entrance to the concert and an Indigenous cultural experience. ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Jun 30. Friday June 30 ● 7:30: Canadian Music Centre. David Zhang Solo Composition Concert. In celebration of Canada’s 156th Anniversary. Canadian Music Centre, Chalmers Performance Space, 20 St. Joseph St. www.cmccanada.org. . ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Jun 29. ● 8:00: Fallsview Casino Resort. John Fogerty. Fallsview Casino Resort, OLG Stage, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls. 1-877- 833-3110 or www.ticketmaster.ca. . ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. Shooting Stars: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra at the McMichael. A musical journey celebrating the captivating lives and works of famous composers. Schubert Trio: in B-flat D.471; Mozart: Movements from Divertimento in E-flat K.563; Noferi: Trio in E-flat Op.15 No.3; Boccherini: Trio in A Op.14 No.3; and other works. Julia Wedman, violin; Patrick G. Jordan, viola; Michael Unterman, cello. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg. www. mcmichael.com/event/tafelmusik-baroqueorchestra-shooting-stars. ; (McMichael Members/Tafelmusik subscribers). Saturday July 1 ● 2:00: University of Toronto. Canada Day Carillon Recital. Ellen Dickinson, carillon. Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-3845 or www.alumni. utoronto.ca/soldierstower. Free. Outdoor event, rain or shine. Seating available. ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Canada Day Celebration. Music from movies, Broadway and light classics. Unionville Millennium Theatre, 150 Main St., Unionville. 905-604- 8339. TBA. Sunday July 2 ● 2:00: Arraymusic. Public Workshop: Improvisation with Allison Cameron. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. www.arraymusic. ca. Free. Donations accepted. Also May 28 & Aug 6. ● 7:00: Fallsview Casino Resort. Rodrigo y Gabriela: In Between Thoughts ... A New World Tour. Fallsview Casino Resort, Avalon Theatre, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls. 1-877-833-3110 or www.ticketmaster.ca. . Monday July 3 ● 12:15: Music Mondays. Amazing Organ Pipes. Conrad Gold, organ. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 X223 or www.musicmondays.ca or musicmondayscs@gmail.com. PWYC ( suggested). ● 8:00: ORGANIX Concerts. Organ Concert. Chelsea Chen, organ. Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King St. E. 416-571-3680 or www. organixconcerts.ca. From . Tuesday July 4 ● 8:00: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Beautiful Scars: Tom Wilson. Folk, rock, and strings. Tom Wilson, vocalist; Darcy Hepner, guest conductor & arranger; members of Tom Wilson’s band; and members of the Toronto PART OF THE TORONTO SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL The Butterfly Project July 12 Tango in the Dark July 24 Jonathan Crow, Artistic Director JULY 6 – 29 Parting Wild Horse’s Mane July 11 Tradition July 21 Darkness and Light July 26 Buy your tickets now! For full Festival line up visit tosummermusic.com 416.408.0208 thewholenote.com Summer 2023 | 41

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