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Volume 21 Issue 6 - March 2016

From 30 camp profiles to spark thoughts of being your summer musical best, to testing LUDWIG as you while away the rest of so-called winter; from Scottish Opera and the Danish Midtvest, to a first Toronto recital appearance by violin superstar Maxim Vengerov; from musings on New Creations and new creation, to the boy who made a habit of crying Beowulf; it's a month of merry meetings and rousing recordings reviewed, all here to discover in The WholeNote.

From 30 camp profiles to spark thoughts of being your summer musical best, to testing LUDWIG as you while away the rest of so-called winter; from Scottish Opera and the Danish Midtvest, to a first Toronto recital appearance by violin superstar Maxim Vengerov; from musings on New Creations and new creation, to the boy who made a habit of crying Beowulf; it's a month of merry meetings and rousing recordings reviewed, all here to discover in The WholeNote.

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Vol <strong>21</strong> No 6<br />

MARCH 1 – APRIL 7, <strong>2016</strong><br />

LISTINGS | FEATURES | RECORD REVIEWS<br />

Genius in a Bottle<br />

Scottish Opera’s<br />

The Devil Inside<br />

Ben McAteer


UPCOMING CONCERTS<br />

BENJAMIN ALARD<br />

SOLO HARPSICHORD<br />

BACH<br />

GOLDBERG<br />

VARIATIONS<br />

ZELENKA<br />

AND BACH<br />

IVARS TAURINS<br />

DIRECTOR<br />

DOROTHEE MIELDS<br />

SOPRANO<br />

Apr 28 – May 1<br />

TRINITY-ST. PAUL’S CENTRE, JEANNE LAMON HALL (TSP)<br />

GRÉGOIRE JEAY JEANNE LAMON CHRISTINA MAHLER<br />

FLUTE VIOLIN CELLO<br />

Mar 31-Apr 3<br />

TRINITY-ST. PAUL’S CENTRE, JEANNE LAMON HALL (TSP)<br />

Apr 5 TORONTO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS (TCA)<br />

Bach’s famous Goldberg Variations are a showpiece<br />

for the artistry and virtuosity of keyboard players.<br />

Taking up the challenge is the brilliant young French<br />

harpsichordist Benjamin Alard in his Tafelmusik debut.<br />

The concerts also include Bach’s masterful Trio sonata<br />

from The Musical Offering, with Grégoire Jeay (flute),<br />

Jeanne Lamon (violin) and Christina Mahler (cello).<br />

TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA AND CHAMBER CHOIR<br />

WITH WINNERS OF THE TAFELMUSIK VOCAL COMPETITION<br />

Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka’s exuberant<br />

and uplifting Missa Omnium Sanctorum is perfectly<br />

suited for the intimate setting of Trinity-St. Paul’s,<br />

especially when paired with Bach’s Wedding Cantata,<br />

as sung by the luminous German soprano Dorothee<br />

Mields. The remaining solo roles in the Zelenka<br />

mass will be sung by the winners of the inaugural<br />

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SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2PM<br />

MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL<br />

An exciting concert based on<br />

works inspired by paintings<br />

and painters. Mireille Asselin<br />

(soprano), Brett Polegato<br />

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perform works by Poulenc,<br />

Debussy, Fauré, Wolf, Heggie,<br />

and others.<br />

Augustin Dumay & Louis Lortie<br />

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 8PM KOERNER HALL<br />

“Both musicians explore the elegance and poetry in this music<br />

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Program includes works by Beethoven, Strauss, and Franck.<br />

Rebanks Family<br />

Fellowship Concert<br />

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 7:30PM<br />

MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL<br />

Hear artists on the cusp of major careers.<br />

This concert features solo and chamber<br />

works performed by Rebanks Fellows<br />

currently enrolled in the one-year Rebanks<br />

Family Fellowship and International<br />

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Generously supported by<br />

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The W. Garfield Weston Foundation<br />

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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 8PM<br />

KOERNER HALL<br />

“Extravagantly talented... everything<br />

he touches turns fantastical and<br />

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Cameron Carpenter returns to<br />

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organ! “Alternatingly dazzling<br />

and subtle, and always fired by<br />

a profound musical intelligence.”<br />

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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 4:30PM<br />

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The Phil and Eli Taylor<br />

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concert by the leading young<br />

classical musicians in Canada.<br />

Hear the stars of tomorrow!<br />

Orlando Consort:<br />

La passion de Jeanne d’Arc<br />

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 3PM KOERNER HALL<br />

Hear a live vocal soundtrack to an iconic film: Carl-Theodor Dreyer’s<br />

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<strong>March</strong> 5–12, <strong>2016</strong><br />

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Two Memorials:<br />

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<strong>Volume</strong> <strong>21</strong> No 6 | <strong>March</strong> <strong>2016</strong><br />

FEATURES<br />

6. OPENER | Two Intersections and a Watershed | DAVID PERLMAN<br />

8. ON OPERA Genius In a Bottle | LYDIA PEROVIĆ<br />

60. WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDREN | Lucas Harris | MJ BUELL<br />

78. CBC RADIO TWO: The New Music Festival Phenomenon| DAVID JAEGER<br />

JANINA FIALKOWSKA<br />

BEAT BY BEAT<br />

11. Classical & Beyond | PAUL ENNIS<br />

14. In with the New | WENDALYN BARTLEY<br />

17. Choral Scene | BRIAN CHANG<br />

20. Early Music | DAVID PODGORSKI<br />

22. Art of Song | HANS DE GROOT<br />

24 World View | ANDREW TIMAR<br />

26. Jazz Stories | ORI DAGAN<br />

28. Bandstand | JACK MacQUARRIE<br />

49. Mainly Clubs, Mostly Jazz! | BOB BEN<br />

LISTINGS<br />

30. A | Concerts in the GTA<br />

43. B | Concerts Beyond the GTA<br />

46. C | Music Theatre<br />

48. D | In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)<br />

51. E | The ETCeteras<br />

54-59. SPECIAL FEATURE: Summer Music Education<br />

ACD2 2699<br />

With this new ATMA recording,<br />

Janina Fialkowska immerses into<br />

Franz Schubert’s music with performances<br />

of his Four Impromptus, Op. 142, D.935<br />

and the Piano Sonata No. 7 in E flat major,<br />

Op. 122, D. 568.<br />

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15 Canadian cities.<br />

<br />

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DISCOVERIES: RECORDINGS REVIEWED<br />

62. Editor’s Corner | DAVID OLDS<br />

63. Strings Attached | TERRY ROBBINS<br />

65. Keyed In | ALEX BARAN<br />

67. Vocal<br />

69. Classical & Beyond<br />

70. Modern & Contemporary<br />

72 Jazz & Improvised<br />

74. Pot Pourri<br />

76. Something in the Air | KEN WAXMAN<br />

77. Old Wine, New Bottles | BRUCE SURTEES<br />

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FOR OPENERS | DAVID PERLMAN<br />

Two Intersections and a Watershed<br />

Intersection 1: Esprit and the Iselers.<br />

There’s a slight pause at the other end of the<br />

line and then, “Put it this way, I could not<br />

have written this earlier,” he says. The speaker<br />

is composer Alex Pauk, founding artistic<br />

director and conductor of the Esprit Orchestra.<br />

The “this” he is referring to is his Soul and<br />

Psyche, a 30-minute, five-movement “devotional”<br />

work for choir and orchestra that will<br />

be performed <strong>March</strong> 31 at Koerner Hall, by<br />

the combined forces of Esprit and the Elmer<br />

Iseler Singers, under Pauk’s baton. It will be<br />

the final work in the final concert of Esprit’s<br />

33rd season. For the Iselers, in this, their 37th<br />

year, there are two concerts to go after this.<br />

But this is one that they are approaching with<br />

a particular gusto. “We do all kinds of music,”<br />

Iseler conductor Lydia Adams says. “But this<br />

choir absolutely relishes the opportunity to take<br />

on a new work. They are completely dedicated<br />

to their craft, absolutely open to whatever a<br />

new work brings.”<br />

And new this work certainly will be! With a<br />

month to go, the proverbial ink is not yet dry on the fifth movement,<br />

and Pauk confesses on the phone to tinkering with the text of the<br />

first movement, which is based on “Taoist writings on the life force of<br />

the universe,” sneaking in a topical reference to gravitational waves.<br />

Our Niki Goldschmidt cover, May 2002<br />

Pauk agrees with Adams’ assessment of the<br />

Iselers’ readiness, referencing their “full virtuosic<br />

capabilities” and comparing their spirited<br />

open-mindedness to that of his own orchestra.<br />

“Ready to give it the full go” is how he describes<br />

it; “always singing the music not the notes.”<br />

As to what to call the work, genre-wise, Pauk<br />

is understandably reluctant to be too categorical.<br />

At one point in the literature about the<br />

piece, it’s referred to as “contemporary mass in<br />

five movements.” At another, it’s referred to as<br />

“spiritual and uplifting in nature without being<br />

strictly religious,” a description borne out by<br />

the inclusion of texts ranging from Inuit poetry<br />

to ancient Chinese poetry, a fragment from<br />

Goethe’s Faust, a Balinese prayer for departing<br />

souls, Biblical passages and the composer’s<br />

own words.<br />

Had Pauk written the piece when the<br />

idea was first presented to him, he tells me,<br />

it would have been a mass by name and<br />

nature. “It was Niki Goldschmidt who suggested<br />

I write a mass,” he says “right after the very<br />

first Toronto International Choral Festival in 1989” (a festival that<br />

included repertoire as diverse as The Death of a Buddha by R.<br />

Murray Schafer, commissioned by the BBC for the BBC Singers, Songs<br />

of Creation by Srul Irving Glick, commissioned for the Toronto<br />

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Mendelssohn Choir, and a performance of Verdi’s Requiem at Roy<br />

Thomson Hall.) But it didn’t happen at that time, or at any time since<br />

(although Pauk and Jessie Iseler talked about it often enough over the<br />

years, he says, at the level of “we really should do that mass we keep<br />

talking about.”)<br />

Simply put, it was something that Pauk had to be ready to do.<br />

“Ready technically, ... musically, ... spiritually?” I ask. And then comes<br />

that pause on the line. “Put it this way,” he says. “I could not have<br />

written this earlier.”<br />

I am looking forward to this particular concert, not just for the<br />

premiere of Pauk’s piece, but for the pleasure of watching these two<br />

pioneering musical organizations intersect and interact.<br />

Intersection 2: Winter’s Summer<br />

This is the time in the year when thoughts of summer are either<br />

a scourge or a solace: scourge, if all they bring are pangs of longing<br />

for the unattainable; solace, if used as an opportunity to put plans in<br />

place for what to do during that other season that seems, amid the<br />

slush, unattainably far away. You will find our annual summer music<br />

education resource guide tucked away on pages 54 to 59. It is, as usual,<br />

an extraordinarily suggestive compilation of 32 summer music educational<br />

opportunity, for all ages and levels and ability. It makes no<br />

grand claims to comprehensiveness (although, as in previous years,<br />

it will likely continue to grow online at thewholenote.com/resources,<br />

as the summer draws nearer.) So seize the day! Take action now to<br />

make <strong>2016</strong> a musical summer worth spending the winter looking<br />

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reinvent the way we gather and repurpose the live musical listings that<br />

are the backbone of what we are and what we do. Much of the work<br />

that has gone into LUDWIG to this point has been invisible to readers,<br />

Ask LUDWIG<br />

revolving around the way we process listings, rather than how we<br />

supply them to you. Simply put, we used to word-process everything;<br />

now our listings gathering is based on data entry. It’s been a challenge<br />

and a big change; but over time, LUDWIG has made the task of listings<br />

generation a lot easier.<br />

But you have still had no easy way of hunting down the particular<br />

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS<br />

Academy Concert Series 36<br />

Adam Sherkin 31, 43<br />

Aga Khan Museum 79<br />

Amadeus Choir 42<br />

Arcadia Academy of Music 52<br />

Arraymusic 42<br />

Art of Time Ensemble 25<br />

ArtsMedia Projects 53<br />

Associates of the TSO 14, 32<br />

ATMA Classique 5<br />

Aurora Cultural Centre 33, 40<br />

Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund 61<br />

Canadian Opera Company 46, 47, 80<br />

Cantemus Singers 36<br />

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra 34<br />

Christ Church Deer Park Jazz Vespers 26<br />

Claude Watson Secondary Arts Program 59<br />

David Garrett/Terracotta Financial Group 33<br />

entertainmentOne 27<br />

Esprit Orchestra 16, 40<br />

Exultate Chamber Singers 40<br />

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 46<br />

Galen Weston 25<br />

Glionna Mansell Corporation 52<br />

Grace Church on-the-Hill 19<br />

High Notes Inc. 24<br />

Horizon Tax (Norm Pulker) 53<br />

Humbercrest United Church 38<br />

Jubilate Singers 31<br />

Kindred Spirits Orchestra 39<br />

Li Delun Music Foundation 13<br />

Listening Room/Decca 69<br />

Listening Room/Alma Records 67<br />

Listening Room/Analekta 63<br />

Listening Room/Bridge 69<br />

Listening Room/collectif9 63<br />

Listening Room/Deutsche Grammophon 63, 65<br />

Listening Room/ECM 67<br />

Listening Room/InSound Records 67<br />

Listening Room/Navona Records 69<br />

Listening Room/Naxos 65, 67<br />

Listening Room/Surkalen 69<br />

Long & McQuade 28<br />

MasterPerforming 53<br />

Mike Herriott 49<br />

Mississauga Festival Choir 41<br />

Mississauga Symphony 41<br />

Montreal Chamber Music Society 11, 33<br />

Mooredale Concerts 35<br />

Mozart Project, The 37<br />

Music at Metropolitan 39<br />

Music at Metropolitan / Noon at Met 31<br />

Music Toronto 9, 30, 33, 35, 43<br />

Musicians in Ordinary 36<br />

Nagata Shachu 41<br />

New Music Concerts 35, 42<br />

Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation 38<br />

North Toronto Players 31, 47<br />

Opera Atelier <strong>21</strong>, 43<br />

Orpheus Choir 18<br />

Pasquale Bros. 51<br />

Remenyi House of Music 29<br />

Royal Canadian College of Organists 20<br />

Royal Conservatory 3, 10, 32, 35, 39<br />

Saluki Music 53<br />

Scarborough PhilharmonicOrchestra 40<br />

Shen Yun 78<br />

St. Philip's Jazz Vespers 27<br />

St. Thomas' Church 19<br />

Steinway Piano Gallery 13<br />

Syrinx Concerts 11, 32, 42<br />

Tafelmusik 2, 40<br />

Tapestry Opera 22<br />

Toronto Chamber Choir 34<br />

Toronto Concert Orchestra 23<br />

Toronto Consort 23, 34, 52<br />

Toronto Early Music Centre 34<br />

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir 38<br />

Toronto Symphony 4, 34, 40<br />

U of T Faculty of Music 10, 37<br />

Univox Choirs 19<br />

Voicebox: Opera in Concert 15, 47<br />

Women's Musical Club 43<br />

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 17, 37<br />

Zephyr Piano Trio 42<br />

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Beat by Beat | On Opera<br />

Genius in a Bottle<br />

Scottish Opera’s<br />

The Devil Inside<br />

LYDIA PEROVIĆ<br />

An unusual consensus is<br />

emerging in British media<br />

large and small, dailies<br />

and blogs, around the Scottish<br />

Opera and Music Theatre Wales<br />

co-produced opera The Devil<br />

Inside that premiered in January<br />

in Glasgow and that Tapestry<br />

Opera is bringing to Toronto this<br />

month thanks to the Scottish<br />

Government’s International<br />

Touring Fund. The Guardian and<br />

the Telegraph, The Scotsman<br />

and the Financial Times, Opera<br />

Britannia and the Boulezian<br />

Blog alike are heaping praise on<br />

the Stuart MacRae and Louise<br />

Welsh adaptation of a Faustian<br />

bargain story by R.L. Stevenson,<br />

The Bottle Imp, set in present<br />

day with a cast of four and a<br />

Michael Mori<br />

14-member band. Said bottle central to the plot will grant any wish<br />

to its owner, but if it remains in his possession at the time of death,<br />

his soul will spend eternity in hell. The bottle changes hands and<br />

makes many a wish true, but the fever of greed grows and, with it,<br />

complications.<br />

Michael Mori, artistic director of Tapestry Opera, has no doubt the<br />

work will resonate equally well with Toronto audiences. “The offer<br />

of making it rich, retiring at 30, living the high life without earning<br />

a cent–basically the temptations of the pseudo-American dream–are<br />

at the heart of this story, and a compelling examination of the fantasies<br />

we still hold dear today,” he explains. The adaptation is both loose<br />

and very faithful: the librettist Louise Welsh, one of Scotland’s greatest<br />

crime novelists, “has a great hand for animating characters that are<br />

both classic and clearly defined in the present,” he says.<br />

Mori, a self-avowed fan of short stories with a touch of the supernatural<br />

by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov<br />

and R.L. Stevenson himself, first heard of The Bottle Imp while collaborating<br />

on an Edinburgh Fringe Festival pitch with Scottish Opera.<br />

“We were working with Scottish Opera to pitch what was to become<br />

The Devil Inside, along with our own M’dea Undone, as a double bill<br />

for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The arrangement fell through, but<br />

the Scottish Opera team of MacRae/Welsh continued working on it<br />

independently. In the meantime I read up on the story and really fell<br />

in love with its dark magic…a little bit of Faust, and a little bit of Poe.<br />

The plot is intensely driven by human dynamics, not only of love but<br />

also of the struggle against greed and temptation.”<br />

By all accounts, the director Matthew Richardson managed to<br />

create a visually rich production with fairly pared-down means.<br />

Michael Rafferty will conduct the 14 instrumentalists of the Scottish<br />

Opera Orchestra in the score by a composer Torontonians haven’t<br />

had a chance to hear before. Stuart MacRae works in the tradition<br />

of European modernism, so don’t expect the familiar, the well-travelled,<br />

the tonal or the melodic, but his music blends in with the<br />

drama and is genuinely operatic. Mori describes it as “energized and<br />

driven, managing to hold a shimmering tension while capturing vocal<br />

lyricism in each of his characters.” Nothing will stand out or distract:<br />

“During the show, you may not even think about the music. MacRae<br />

allows the listener to be completely lost in the story.”<br />

The Devil Inside will be Tapestry Opera’s first time presenting an<br />

international company. “I hope to do more of this at Tapestry, and also<br />

look forward to bringing our great Canadian artists to Scotland and<br />

the world. The boldness and the immediacy of chamber opera provide<br />

a powerful incentive to find and create more works of this size.”<br />

The Devil Inside plays at Harbourfront Centre Theatre<br />

<strong>March</strong> 10 and 13.<br />

Opera Atelier is bringing Mozart’s early work Lucio Silla home to<br />

Toronto (April 7-16, Elgin Theatre), after notable Salzburg and La Scala<br />

runs with one of the best- known period orchestras in the world, Les<br />

Musiciens du Louvre,<br />

under one of today’s bestknown<br />

practitioners of<br />

HIP (historically informed<br />

performance), conductor<br />

Marc Minkowski. And<br />

with this, some good<br />

news: the company has<br />

secured a recurring<br />

engagement with the<br />

Royal Opera of Versailles,<br />

which will host an Opera<br />

Atelier production every<br />

second year. Marshall<br />

Pynkoski directs and<br />

Jeanette Lajeunesse-Zingg<br />

is in charge of choreography,<br />

with a new set and<br />

costumes by resident OA<br />

designer, Gerard Gauci.<br />

(The production seen in Salzburg and La Scala was designed by Antoine<br />

Fontaine, French designer of baroque opera with a series of notable<br />

credits like Ivan Alexandre’s recent Hyppolite et Aricie at the Paris<br />

Opera and Sofia Coppola’s Marie-Antoinette among many other films.)<br />

International collaborations of this kind can only be good for a<br />

company which is rather conservative in its instincts–faithful to its<br />

dance-focused “baroque gesture” aesthetics for 30 years now, whether<br />

it’s staging Lully or von Weber or anything in between, and faithful<br />

to a core group of returning artists (in Toronto, for example, the<br />

company’s performances with Tafelmusik are only ever conducted<br />

by David Fallis). Baroque operas are being staged around the world in<br />

all kinds of ways today, from those in modern clothes (Wieler’s and<br />

Morabito’s Alcina, for example) to spare and abstract (Pierre Audi’s<br />

Castor et Pollux, Robert Carsen’s Les Boréades) to fantastic reinvention<br />

(Laurent Pelly’s Platée, Jonathan Kent’s Hippolyte et Aricie) to,<br />

more rarely, those indeed in Antoine Fontaine-like stylized reconstruction<br />

aesthetics (Michel Fau, Ivan Alexandre). But Opera Atelier<br />

remains true to its 30-year-old blueprint.<br />

And continues to divide baroque lovers in Toronto: there are its<br />

core fans and donors who like what it does and come back for exactly<br />

the familiar, and then there are those who, like myself, are wishing<br />

it would be bolder and stray from where it’s most comfortable –<br />

beautiful costumes, muscular dancers, stock gestures. One of the<br />

most memorable operas I’ve seen was a Charpentier’s Médée at the<br />

Frankfurt Opera set in present day, in a wealthy businessman’s penthouse<br />

that hosts Medea’s refugee family. Charpentier and the period<br />

band under Andrea Marcon went along just fine with a very modern<br />

interpretation by the director David Hermann. Why can’t I see<br />

productions like this at home, I wondered then. And I still do.<br />

How much of the OA rulebook will be honoured in Lucio Silla, and<br />

whether the production will surprise us, remains to be seen in – there<br />

are a few clips from the La Scala performance on YouTube to whet<br />

the appetite. Krešimir Spicer (Lucio) and Inga Kalna (Cinna) of the<br />

original cast join Mireille Asselin (Celia), Peggy Kriha Dye (Cecillio)<br />

and Meghan Lindsay (Giunia). Trouser role lovers, rejoice: there are<br />

two in this production, Cecilio and Lucio Cinna. Tafelmusik Baroque<br />

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Orchestra under<br />

David TORONTO<br />

Fallis will<br />

be in the pit.<br />

Trouser roles:<br />

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more on offer in<br />

Handel’s Alcina,<br />

the Glenn Gould<br />

School Opera’s<br />

spring performance<br />

at Koerner<br />

Danika Lorèn<br />

Hall, <strong>March</strong> 16 and<br />

18. The romantic lead Ruggiero is a trouser role usually sung by a<br />

mezzo, and the small role of the boy Oberto often goes to a young<br />

light soprano. The opera also has one en travesti role in Bradamante,<br />

who is disguised as a man for most of the proceedings. Although<br />

<strong>March</strong> arguably 10 Handel’s at 8 pm best and most popular opera–okay, together with<br />

Giulio Cesare and a couple others–Alcina is all too rarely performed<br />

in Toronto. The long-time chorus master of Tafelmusik Choir, Ivars<br />

Taurins, will conduct the Royal Conservatory Orchestra on modern<br />

instruments, while as usual a selection of GGS students is cast in<br />

lead roles. Soprano Meghan Jamieson will be Alcina, while coloratura<br />

soprano Irina Medvedeva as her sister Morgana gets to sing what<br />

is probably TORONTO<br />

the best known aria of the opera, Tornami a vagheggiar.<br />

Bradamante and Ruggiero will be interpreted by the mezzos Lillian<br />

Brooks and Christina Campsall respectively. The semi-staged Alcina<br />

QUATUOR<br />

will be directed by Leon Major, the artistic director of The Maryland<br />

Opera EBÈNE Studio for the University of Maryland, College Park.<br />

Bunyan: Over at the Toronto’s other opera school, Sandra Horst<br />

will conduct the Britten-Auden operetta Paul Bunyan as part of<br />

the University of Toronto Faculty of Music Opera Series, <strong>March</strong> 10<br />

to 13 in the MacMillan Theatre. The cast is large and varies between<br />

performances, but some names will already be known to operagoing<br />

Torontonians: mezzos Megan Quick and Emily D’Angelo and<br />

soprano Danika Lorèn, for example, who have joined the Canadian<br />

Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio this year. The greater pleasure of<br />

attending student performances is of course discovering unknown<br />

talent, and the complete cast list can be found on the U of T Opera’s<br />

Paul Bunyan web page (uoftopera.ca/paul-bunyan). This fully staged<br />

production will be directed by Michael Patrick Albano and designed<br />

by Lisa Magill and Fred Perruzza.<br />

Quick Picks<br />

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also be heard in Mahler’s Das Lied von der<br />

Erde in the Schoenberg-Riehn arrangement for chamber orchestra<br />

on Mar <strong>21</strong> in Walter Hall, with the University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music Artist Ensemble, and Andrew Haji singing the tenor part. The<br />

mezzo will also sing Die Waldtaube from Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder,<br />

another TORONTO<br />

piece rarely performed in Toronto.<br />

Collectif Toronto is a new addition to the alternative operatic scene<br />

in the city, an ensemble formed by the singers Danika Lorèn, Whitney<br />

DUO TURGEON<br />

O’Hearn and Jennifer Krabbe. On Mar 20 at 7:30pm in Haliconian<br />

Hall, pianists<br />

the three singers and Tom King on piano will perform As a<br />

Stranger, a dramatized and adapted but complete Winterreise,<br />

Schubert’s sombre song cycle. Concept by Whitney O’Hearn, direction<br />

and videography by Danika Lorèn.<br />

Canadian Opera Company’s midday Vocal Series is getting interactive<br />

on Mar 15, in a concert of operatic arias and sing-along choruses<br />

featuring young artists of the COC Ensemble Studio and Kyra<br />

Millan, soprano and opera educator. Love the tenor voice? There’s a<br />

COC Vocal Series performance for that. In the “Four Tenors” concert<br />

on Mar 29 Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure, Aaron Sheppard, Andrew Haji<br />

and Charles Sy join forces in a program of tenor arias and ensembles.<br />

Soprano Teiya Kasahara will collaborate with the drumming<br />

ensemble Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers and percussionist/<br />

flutist Heidi Chan on a program titled “Crooked Lines: Stories in<br />

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NIKOLAJ LUND<br />

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Toast to the<br />

Danish<br />

PAUL ENNIS<br />

The youthful and<br />

adventurous Danish<br />

Ensemble Midtvest<br />

(EMV) makes its Canadian<br />

debut, <strong>March</strong> 13, as part<br />

of Mooredale Concerts’<br />

current season.<br />

Mooredale’s artistic<br />

director, cellist Adrian<br />

Fung told me via email<br />

how he first met the group:<br />

“My Afiara Quartet tours<br />

Denmark every two years,<br />

each time playing over<br />

20 cities. It was on one of<br />

these trips that I met the<br />

EMV, which is managed<br />

by the same energetic<br />

gentleman (Oliver Quast)<br />

who builds our successful<br />

Danish tours.”<br />

Based in Herning,<br />

which is in the centre of west<br />

Ensemble Midtvest<br />

Jutland (hence the “midwest”<br />

reference), in the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (HEART),<br />

EMV consists of five string players, a pianist and a wind quintet. As<br />

Fung pointed out, “They bring an incredible flexibility to their playing,<br />

as the size of their ensemble shrinks and expands to the benefit of<br />

the repertoire and their programming. Think of a team of chefs that<br />

each have their specialty, but only called to the fore when the menu<br />

calls for it.”<br />

Their Walter Hall concert will see six members of EMV joined by<br />

American clarinet virtuoso, Charles Neidich, “a celebrated luminary<br />

of the clarinet” as Fung dubbed him, in a program that focuses on<br />

the ensemble’s piano-wind nexus. Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s<br />

Fantasy: Pieces for Oboe and Piano Op.2 opens the recital and I was<br />

able to get a sense of it by sampling EMV’s cpo CD, Neilsen: Complete<br />

Chamber Works for Winds. I was struck by the richness of Peter<br />

Kristein’s singing tone on the oboe in the Romance and look forward<br />

to hearing him and pianist Martin Qvist Hansen live. Mozart’s Quintet<br />

for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major K452 stands at the pinnacle of<br />

writing for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. I have been in<br />

love with it since childhood when my father introduced me to the<br />

Angel LP with pianist Walter Gieseking and the Philharmonia Wind<br />

Quartet that included the legendary hornist Dennis Brain.<br />

Two months after Schubert finished writing Die schöne Müllerin,<br />

Maxim Vengerov<br />

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Maxim Vengerov<br />

he took the 18th song in the cycle (Faded<br />

Flowers) and used it as the basis of a set<br />

of variations, Introduction and Variations<br />

on “Trockne Blumen” for Flute and Piano<br />

D802 Op posth.160. A solemn introduction<br />

leads into the gentle bucolic theme<br />

and as the variations progress the flutist is<br />

called on to convey beauty, tempestuousness,<br />

vulnerability and propriety. Flutist Charlotte<br />

Norholt, who will perform the work here in<br />

<strong>March</strong>, said before EMV’s first appearance<br />

at Carnegie Hall in 2012 (in a Danish video<br />

available on YouTube) that “the quest for<br />

musical excellence is the driving force of this<br />

ensemble.”<br />

For Brahms’ Clarinet Trio in A Minor<br />

Op.114, cellist Jonathan Slaatto joins pianist<br />

Hansen to welcome back special guest<br />

Neidich for this enduring late-in-life masterpiece<br />

that was inspired by the same clarinetist<br />

(Richard Mühlfeld) who led Brahms to<br />

write his equally memorable clarinet quintet<br />

and sonatas. Slaatto, in that same YouTube<br />

video from 2012, expressed part of what<br />

makes EMV (and any good ensemble) tick<br />

when he said, referring to finding a suitable<br />

tempo, that your own view of any piece is subordinate to the view of<br />

the group as a whole.<br />

Fung told me that he “was lucky to nab EMV on the same trip they<br />

are playing New York’s Carnegie Hall (their third appearance with<br />

them).” I suspect the Mooredale audience will agree after hearing<br />

their <strong>March</strong> 13 concert.<br />

Maxim Vengerov. On <strong>March</strong> 11, the universally acclaimed violinist,<br />

the extraordinary Maxim Vengerov, makes his first recital appearance<br />

in Toronto since a right shoulder injury and recovery from<br />

surgery forced him to suspend playing for four years in 2007. His Roy<br />

Thomson Hall concert with pianist Patrice Laré, presented by the<br />

Montreal Chamber Music Society, will include Franck’s emotionally<br />

rich classic, Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Ysaÿe’s devilishly<br />

difficult, unaccompanied Sonata for Violin No.6 as well as music by<br />

Brahms and Paganini.<br />

I got a sense of Vengerov’s journey back, which involved an<br />

assiduous rehab and reinvention of his violin technique from much<br />

reportage on the Internet, particularly Laurie Niles’ revelatory<br />

violinist.com interview published on January 9, 2013. In that interview,<br />

Vengerov also spoke of his close relationship to cellist/conductor<br />

Mstislav Rostropovich and pianist/conductor Daniel Barenboim, both<br />

of whom he got to know as a teenager.<br />

Of Rostropovich, Vengerov says he was “like a musical father, he was<br />

so close to my heart; I think it was his great musicianship and also<br />

understanding of the violin<br />

collectif9<br />

repertoire, of the stringed<br />

instruments, that helped<br />

us to build an incredible<br />

chemistry that I had with<br />

no one else.”<br />

Barenboim, Vengerov<br />

says, would “view a piece<br />

of music as an instrumentalist,<br />

as a pianist,<br />

from the harmonic point<br />

of view, from the orchestration,<br />

colouring,”<br />

whereas Rostropovich<br />

had an “instant connection<br />

with the composer,<br />

with the soul of the<br />

composer,” imagining he<br />

was the composer himself<br />

performing the music.<br />

Of course Vengerov<br />

himself has conducted<br />

successfully (as anyone in<br />

the audience in October<br />

of 2012 at Roy Thomson<br />

Hall was only too aware,<br />

for his historic double role<br />

as soloist/conductor with<br />

the TSO in an exceptional<br />

performance of Rimsky-<br />

Korsakov’s Scheherazade),<br />

but the violin remains his<br />

“first source of communication<br />

with the audience –<br />

no doubt my first love.”<br />

Vengerov looked at the<br />

time when he couldn’t play<br />

as beneficial to deepening<br />

his musical knowledge. “I<br />

think I have more colours<br />

to my violin playing than<br />

before, for the fact that I<br />

hear it somehow differently.”<br />

He also discovered,<br />

after surgery, that he had to<br />

change his technique so that he moves much less; he had been putting<br />

too much physical effort into his playing. Working with quite a lot of<br />

pain forced him to relax his playing. “If I had pain, that meant I was<br />

doing something wrong,” he said.<br />

All in the service of the music, of “the great heritage Beethoven,<br />

Brahms, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky left for us. We have to deliver<br />

these great works in the best possible way that we can. We have to<br />

find a very personal approach to them. Every soloist nowadays has to<br />

try to say something unique, something personal. Otherwise, if you’re<br />

playing just another performance of Brahms’ concerto, why do we<br />

need to hear that? That is the great lesson that Barenboim taught me…<br />

Just study the score…I want to really hear your Sibelius, your discovery,<br />

based on your new, detailed knowledge of the musical score.”<br />

Takemitsu in Kyoto. An unexpected delivery of a DVD recently<br />

rekindled memories of Toru Takemitsu, who won the Glenn Gould<br />

Prize six years before Pierre Boulez. The DVD, Kyoto, is a quasi-documentary,<br />

part travelogue, atmospheric portrait of a place and a lifestyle,<br />

made in 1968 by the Japanese master filmmaker Kon Ichikawa<br />

(The Makioka Sisters) with a soundtrack by Takemitsu, then in his<br />

late 30s. Its 37 minutes are densely packed with artfully composed<br />

images that treat a rock garden, a Buddhist temple and a royal villa<br />

with the same aesthetic respect as that given to the people who walk<br />

the city’s streets. Takemitsu’s music, mysterious and quietly surprising<br />

but always filled with a deep humanity, acts as the foundation<br />

DANYLÖ BÖBYK<br />

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that illuminates these images. With a modernist sensibility always<br />

conscious of a cultural past, his score is an essential component of this<br />

fascinating piece of cinematic art. The handsomely packaged DVD is<br />

available from martygrossfilms.com. Many years ago, I was fortunate<br />

to be invited to watch Takemitsu at work one afternoon supervising<br />

the marriage of music, sound design and image in Marty Gross’<br />

exquisite Bunraku film, The Lovers’ Exile. Takemitsu’s attention to<br />

detail, personal warmth and humility made a lasting impression.<br />

QUICK PICKS<br />

Music Toronto: If you’re quick off the mark you may be fortunate<br />

enough to hear the eminent British pianist Steven Osborne Mar 1. On<br />

Mar 10 the exuberant Montreal string ensemble, collectif9, performs<br />

a diverse program including Geof Holbrook’s Volksmobiles, from<br />

collectif9’s CD of the same name which Strings Attached DISCoveries’<br />

columnist Terry Robbins praises elsewhere in these pages. Mar 17<br />

the ebullient Quatuor Ébène’s strong program begins with Mozart’s<br />

delightful Divertimento K136, moves to Debussy’s Quartet in G Minor<br />

(a piece they own) before concluding with Beethoven’s immortal<br />

String Quartet No.14 Op.131. Apr 5 Duo Turgeon, husband-andwife<br />

duo pianists, perform a heavyweight program that includes a<br />

new arrangement of Ravel’s Second Suite from Daphnis and Chloe<br />

by Vyacheslav Gryaznov, Lutoslawski’s Variations on a Theme by<br />

Paganini and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn as well as<br />

pieces by the Russian Valery Gavrilin and the Canadian Derek Charke.<br />

Royal Conservatory: I wrote in my last column about the talented<br />

young Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang and her Koerner Hall debut<br />

Mar 2. She’s followed Mar 4 by Canadian violinist Karen Gomyo,<br />

Swiss cellist Christian Poltéra and Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen in<br />

an appealing program of Mittel-European fare. On Mar 20 Paul Lewis<br />

performs his first solo recital in this city since his remarkable Toronto<br />

debut with the Women’s Musical Club in the fall of 2013. In this<br />

upcoming Koerner Hall concert, he focuses on Brahms (Four Ballades<br />

Op.10; Three Intermezzi Op.117), Liszt (the transformative Après<br />

une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi una sonata, “‘Dante Sonata”<br />

from Années de pèlerinage, Italie) and Schubert (the enchanting<br />

Sonata D575). On Mar 29 the current crop of Rebanks fellows are on<br />

display in a recital in Mazzoleni Hall, which is also the venue Apr 7<br />

for chamber music by Haydn, Berg (the uber-Romantic Lyric Suite)<br />

and Dvořák (the charming Piano Quintet No.2 Op.81) performed by<br />

the Musicians from Marlboro. In Koerner Hall on Mar 30 violinist<br />

Augustin Dumay and pianist Louis Lortie bring their powerful musical<br />

gifts to sonatas by Beethoven (“Spring”), Franck and Richard Strauss.<br />

Perimeter: Best known as artistic directors of the Chamber Music<br />

Society of Lincoln Center, husband-and-wife cellist David Finckel and<br />

pianist Wu Han bring their considerable performing talents to the<br />

Perimeter Institute Mar 10, in a program of music by Richard Strauss,<br />

Chopin, Messiaen, Glazunov and Albéniz.<br />

Nocturnes in the City: Pianist Adam Zukiewicz plays Beethoven and<br />

Liszt Mar 13. (One evening earlier, Mar 12, Zukiewicz plays a similar<br />

program at St. Basil’s Church.) The Czech-based Epoque Quartet<br />

plays Vivaldi, Jezek and others at the Praha restaurant Mar 27. Notable<br />

Czech pianist and Smetana specialist, Jan Novotný, makes a welcome<br />

visit to Toronto for a recital that includes music by Smetana, Schubert<br />

and Mozart.<br />

Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society: The final weekend of<br />

the Attacca Quartet’s Haydn 68 series takes place Mar 18, 19 and 20;<br />

since their last appearance in the KWCMS Music Room, the quartet<br />

has a new violist, Nathan Schram. (My Q & A with the KWCMS’ Jean<br />

and Jan Narveson and interview with former Attaca violist Andrew<br />

Fleming appeared in The WholeNote’s November 2013 issue as the<br />

complete Haydn string quartet cycle began.) Mar 24 cellist Rachel<br />

Mercer and pianist Angela Park perform the complete Mendelssohn<br />

works for cello; on Apr 3 they join violinist Elissa Lee and violist<br />

Sharon Wei, their partners in Ensemble Made in Canada, for a Syrinx<br />

concert of music by Beethoven, Schumann and Omar Daniel.<br />

Academy Concert Series presents Mozart’s masterful Sinfonia<br />

Concertante K364 for violin, viola and orchestra, and Beethoven’s<br />

first sonata for cello and piano, Op.5 No.1, transcribed by nineteenthcentury<br />

arrangers for string sextet and cello quintet, respectively,<br />

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Mar 19. Also Mar 19, Jeffery Concerts presents the TSO Chamber<br />

Soloists – Nora Shulman, flute, Teng Li, viola, Jonathan Crow,<br />

violin, Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, harp, and Joseph Johson, cello,<br />

in a program of music by Françaix, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ravel<br />

and Jongen.<br />

The TSO: Stéphane Denève, principal conductor of the Philadelphia<br />

Symphony Orchestra, leads the TSO in a crowd-pleasing program<br />

Mar 23 and 24 that features the charismatic Jean-Yves Thibaudet<br />

as soloist in Saint-Saëns’ exotic Piano Concerto No.5 “Egyptian.”<br />

On Mar 31 the TSO presents the Victoria Symphony conducted by<br />

Tania Miller with Stewart Goodyear as soloist in Grieg’s lyrical Piano<br />

Concerto. Soprano Carla Huhtanen, poet Dennis Lee and narrator<br />

Kevin Frank join conductor Earl Lee in two afternoon Young People’s<br />

Concert performances Apr 2 of Abigail Richardson-Schulte’s musical<br />

treatment of Lee’s iconic children’s classic, Alligator Pie. It would<br />

be a surprise if Gabriela Montero didn’t improvise her own cadenza<br />

in Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No.20 K466 when she appears<br />

as soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra under its new<br />

conductor Alexander Shelley Apr 2; two of Richard Strauss’ most<br />

exciting tone poems, Don Juan and Death and Transfiguration open<br />

and close the concert.<br />

Massey Hall/Roy Thomson Hall presents Chopin champion Yundi<br />

in his first Toronto recital in a decade Mar 19; the famously conductorless<br />

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra features Pinchas Zukerman as soloist<br />

in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3 K<strong>21</strong>6, a masterpiece of gallantry and<br />

lightness, and in Beethoven’s tender First Romance, Mar 20.<br />

Canzona presents the XIA Quartet – Edmonton Symphony<br />

Orchestra concertmaster Robert Uchida and Toronto Symphony<br />

Orchestra members, violinist Shane Kim, assistant principal violist,<br />

Theresa Rudolph, and principal cellist, Joseph Johnson, playing music<br />

by Bartók, Debussy and Schubert, Mar 20 at St. Andrew by-the-Lake,<br />

on Toronto Island, repeated Mar <strong>21</strong> on the mainland.<br />

Three years ago, Rashaan Allwood was the very rare recipient of<br />

a perfect 100 in his ARCT Royal Conservatory exam. Now he’s a U<br />

of T student with an upcoming free recital Mar 26 at Walter Hall of<br />

piano music inspired by birdsong and nature – Messiaen, Ravel, Liszt,<br />

Granados and others.<br />

Last month I wrote about Andrew Burashko, Art of Time<br />

Ensemble’s founder and artistic director; the group’s unmissable next<br />

concert, “Erwin Schulhoff: Dada, Jazz and the String Sextet: Portrait<br />

of a Forgotten Master,” takes place Apr 1 and 2 at Harbourfront<br />

Centre Theatre.<br />

Following their playing of Mendelssohn’s engaging String Quartet<br />

No.2, U of T Faculty of Music ensemble-in-residence, the Cecilia<br />

String Quartet is joined by James Campbell for a performance<br />

of Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, a cornerstone of the clarinet repertoire,<br />

Apr 4.<br />

The COC orchestra’s top two violinists, Marie Bérard and Aaron<br />

Schwebel, give a free noontime concert featuring music by Ysaÿe and<br />

Leclair, in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Apr 5.<br />

Paul Ennis the managing editor of The WholeNote.<br />

Beat by Beat | In with the New<br />

Performing with<br />

Image and Sound<br />

WENDALYN BARTLEY<br />

The month of <strong>March</strong> begins in a big way this year with the annual<br />

New Creations Festival presented by the Toronto Symphony.<br />

In last month’s issue I introduced the main features of what is<br />

being planned for the three concerts happening on <strong>March</strong> 5, 9 and<br />

12, including the presence of guest composer, conductor, violist and<br />

co-curator Brett Dean from Australia. One of the three commissioned<br />

works for this year’s festival is a unique collaboration between<br />

composer Paul Frehner and filmmaker Peter Mettler. I had an opportunity<br />

to speak with both of these creators to find out how their piece<br />

for orchestra and film came into being and what we can expect to<br />

experience on <strong>March</strong> 9, the night of the performance.<br />

I began by asking Frehner how the commission came to be and<br />

wondered if the two artists had worked together before. As it turned<br />

out, the project began when Frehner was approached by Gary Kulesha<br />

on behalf of the TSO with a request to be involved in the writing of a<br />

work for orchestra and film. According to Frehner, Mettler was then<br />

approached on a recommendation from film director Atom Egoyan.<br />

The two artists had never met before, so right from the beginning, they<br />

started with a dialogue that involved examples of each other’s work<br />

being sent back and forth, and engaging in conversations exploring<br />

various ideas that each were drawn to.<br />

Writing music for film often takes a predictable path, where the<br />

composer writes to a set sequence of images. Not so with the way<br />

Mettler works. He has spent the last 12 years developing software<br />

that functions as an instrument for editing and mixing both image<br />

and sound to create a film “on the spot.” He can use this instrument<br />

to both improvise and create, providing a personal challenge that is<br />

“far more exciting than just pushing play.” In the early stages of their<br />

collaboration, Mettler sent Frehner up to 90 minutes of raw footage,<br />

some of which were extended sequences. Frehner latched onto a few<br />

of these and wrote music inspired by those scenes. Using music software<br />

to create an orchestral rendering of the music, Frehner sent his<br />

sketches back to Mettler, who then began to improvise using his bank<br />

of 2000 or more images, finding visual complements to what the<br />

music was doing. Gradually a shape began to emerge as the dynamic<br />

exchange continued and in the end, many of the image sequences that<br />

Mettler chose were not related to those that Frehner was originally<br />

inspired to write music for.<br />

In their initial dialogues, they discovered that they shared a mutual<br />

interest in science and physics. Beginning with conversations on<br />

particle physics, they eventually decided to focus the piece on ideas of<br />

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Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet No.2, Op.13*<br />

Antonin Dvořák String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American”*<br />

Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man<br />

Eckhard Kopetzki Le Chant Du Serpent<br />

Christopher Weait Rainy River<br />

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Brett Dean rehearsing his Viola Concerto with the Royal<br />

Stockholm Philharmonic conducted by Sakari Oramo.<br />

cyclical rotation – orbits, tidal rhythms, and natural cycles, ending up<br />

with the title From the Vortex Perspective. Structurally, the music has<br />

both cyclical elements and abrupt changes. Several ideas return, each<br />

time with variations in orchestration.<br />

Frehner’s compositional style can be described as eclectic, integrating<br />

such influences as Brit and American rock, jazz pianists Oscar<br />

Peterson and Keith Jarrett, early music, as well as the music of a range<br />

of composers including Grisey, Vivier and Nancarrow. In this project<br />

with Mettler, Frehner chose to feature the brass instruments prominently<br />

in various places, incorporating unison writing and the low<br />

register instruments. In other places, the string section has the main<br />

idea, whereas at other times, strings provide a textural background.<br />

Visually, the film begins with images of an abstracted forest environment,<br />

moving into reflections on water. At one point when the music<br />

becomes heavily punctuated, the viewer is taken through a sequence<br />

of different grasses and reeds with the sunlight bursting through to<br />

create complementary accents. Some of the slowly evolving scenes<br />

created opportunities for Frehner to linger longer with some of his<br />

musical ideas, taking his time to explore them rather than looking for<br />

other directions.<br />

For the performance, the images will be projected onto three<br />

screens – two smaller monitors surrounded by a larger screen, with<br />

the spatial aspect of the three image sources becoming an aspect of<br />

the overall composition. And just as the conductor and musicians<br />

interpret the musical score, Mettler has created his own guiding score<br />

as an aid for his real-time performance during which he will respond<br />

to the subtleties of the music to create a live version of the film. Thus<br />

this work is a true performance in both mediums of image and sound.<br />

As mentioned above, Brett Dean is this year’s guest of the New<br />

Creations Festival. As it turns out, Frehner and Dean crossed paths<br />

over ten years ago on two different occasions – in 2002 at the<br />

Winnipeg New Music Festival where Dean was the featured composer<br />

and Frehner had a composition; and a few years later at the Malaysian<br />

Philharmonic Orchestra’s International Composers Competition<br />

where Dean was the judge and Frehner was one of the composers<br />

present. Dean’s role as curator for the New Creations Festival includes<br />

the programming of three of his own works, each substantial pieces<br />

for orchestra, as well as works by fellow Australians Anthony Pateras<br />

and James Ledger.<br />

New Music for Orchestra: The New Creations Festival is not the only<br />

chance to hear new orchestral work this next month. The Toronto<br />

Symphony will perform works by three Canadian composers: “Home”<br />

from New World by Michael Oesterle on <strong>March</strong> 31, Alligator Pie by<br />

Abigail Richardson-Schulte on April 2 in matinee performances,<br />

and Ringelspiel by Ana Sokolović, performed by the evening’s guest<br />

performers – the National Arts Centre Orchestra – on April 2. On<br />

<strong>March</strong> 31, Esprit Orchestra teams up with the Elmer Iseler Singers for<br />

their last concert of the season to perform two newly commissioned<br />

works with mythic themes: Soul and Psyche for choir and orchestra,<br />

composed by Esprit’s founder and conductor Alex Pauk, and Sirens<br />

by Canadian Douglas Schmidt. The program also includes Hussein<br />

Janmohamed’s choral work Nur: Reflections on Light, which weaves<br />

together Ismaili Muslim melodies, Quranic recitation and Indian<br />

ragas, and the classic orchestral dance score La création du monde by<br />

Darius Milhaud, infamous for its combination of jazz and classical<br />

rhythms from the early 1920s.<br />

Soundstreams: Soundstreams is cooking this month with several<br />

events. Starting off in early <strong>March</strong>, they will present three concerts<br />

of the music of Scottish composer James MacMillan in three cites:<br />

Kingston (<strong>March</strong> 4), Kitchener (<strong>March</strong> 6) and Toronto (<strong>March</strong> 8). The<br />

program will highlight MacMillan’s masterpiece, Seven Last Words<br />

from the Cross, as well as selections from Schafer’s The Fall into Light.<br />

The Toronto concert will include additional works by MacMillan<br />

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(The Gallant Weaver) and Schafer (In Memoriam Alberto Guerrero),<br />

along with a performance of James Rolfe’s When Lilacs Last in the<br />

Dooryard Bloom’d, a Soundstreams commission from 2006 based on<br />

Walt Whitmans’s elegy written after the assassination of U.S. President<br />

Abraham Lincoln.<br />

Then in mid-month, Soundstreams will kick off a series of events<br />

being planned to celebrate the 80th birthday of minimalist pioneer<br />

Steve Reich culminating in a gala concert on April 14. Getting the ball<br />

rolling will be their second Ear Candy event on <strong>March</strong> 19 featuring<br />

Reich’s first major work It’s Gonna Rain, created from a surprise<br />

discovery made while fiddling about with out-of-sync tape loops.<br />

The phasing technique he developed from these experiments paved<br />

the way for the birth of his minimalist aesthetic. It’s also an opportunity<br />

to hear his Electric Counterpoint which has been recorded by<br />

such artists as Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, whose Water will have<br />

its Canadian premiere in the New Creations Festival on <strong>March</strong> 12. The<br />

Ear Candy evening also features a diverse array of local artists, each<br />

of whom has been influenced by the minimalist aesthetic. Four of<br />

these performers, including DJ SlowPitchSound and Brandon Valdivia,<br />

will also be performing the previous evening on <strong>March</strong> 18 at the<br />

Soundstreams’ Salon <strong>21</strong>, which offers a historical look at the development<br />

of minimalism.<br />

Music Gallery: The performance of Reich’s music continues over at<br />

the Music Gallery in a concert on <strong>March</strong> 17 featuring composer and<br />

performer Michael Century. In his earlier days, Century founded The<br />

Banff Centre for the Arts Media Arts program in 1988, a program that<br />

helped initiate new media practice in Canada. In this concert, Century<br />

will perform Reich’s Piano Counterpoint, an arrangement for solo<br />

piano and tape of Reich’s classic Six Pianos, as well as premieres of<br />

his own works for piano, accordion and live electronics. These works<br />

use open software and an eight-channel immersive speaker array.<br />

Additional pieces by American composers Julia Wolfe, John Cage and<br />

Morton Feldman will be heard in the second half of the evening.<br />

The Music Gallery continues to mark their 40-year history with an<br />

installation and listening salon opening on <strong>March</strong> 11 celebrating their<br />

partnership with Musicworks Magazine. The magazine has a long<br />

tradition of including recordings with their print issues, first released<br />

as cassettes and now as CDs. Past and present editors and contributors<br />

to the cassette legacy will be speaking of their memories and experiences<br />

at the opening event.<br />

New Music Concerts: New Music Concerts is also busy with two<br />

upcoming concerts. On <strong>March</strong> 11 (in Kitchener) and <strong>March</strong> 13 (in<br />

Toronto) in a co-presentation with the Music Gallery, the Quasar<br />

Saxophone Quartet performs music by five Quebecois composers<br />

writing for saxophone quartet and electronics, including video in one<br />

of the works. The quartet is dedicated to the creation of contemporary<br />

works with their interests ranging from instrumental music to improvisation<br />

and electronics. On April 3, the electronic theme continues<br />

with their concert entitled Viva Electronica. It will be an evening of<br />

three world premieres, all of them NMC commissions from composers<br />

Anthony Tan, Keith Hamel and Paul Steenhuisen. Each of these artists<br />

has done significant research in the world of electronics, live electroacoustics<br />

and music software programming, as well as taught the ins<br />

and outs of working with music technology at various universities.<br />

Additional New Music Events:<br />

Mar 6: John Laing Singers perform works by Glen Buhr and<br />

Eric Whitacre.<br />

Mar 6: Junction Trio hosts Schola Magdalena performing works by<br />

Stephanie Martin.<br />

Mar 10: Canadian Music Centre; “Truth North Stories” with piano<br />

works by Anhalt and Morawetz.<br />

Mar 18 Canadian Music Centre; “Canadian Art Song Showcase”<br />

with works by Alice Ho, John Beckwith, Sylvia Rickard and Hiroki<br />

Tsurumoto.<br />

Apr 2: Nagata Shachu with TorQ, performing works for Japanese,<br />

Western and world percussion.<br />

Wendalyn Bartley is a Toronto-based composer and electro-vocal<br />

sound artist. sounddreaming@gmail.com.<br />

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Thursday <strong>March</strong> 31, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Darius Milhaud – La création du monde<br />

Hussein Janmohamed – Nur: Reflections on Light for choir<br />

Douglas Schmidt – Sirens*<br />

Alex Pauk – Devotions** for choir and orchestra<br />

Alex Pauk – conductor<br />

The Elmer Iseler Singers / Lydia Adams – conductor<br />

*World Premiere – commissioned by Esprit with generous support from The Koerner Foundation<br />

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Beat by Beat | Choral Scene<br />

Gamers and<br />

Easter? Choral<br />

Strands<br />

BRIAN CHANG<br />

“…It’s important that we also treat games as art, and when the<br />

opportunity comes along to engage with games as works of art that<br />

we take advantage of that opportunity” – Matt Sainsbury, Editor-in-<br />

Chief, Digitally Downloaded<br />

Easter marks the second busiest time of the year for the choral<br />

community, second only to Christmas. But even though much of<br />

this month’s column will be devoted to these wonderful musical<br />

opportunities, I thought I’d start out by focusing on something not<br />

often written about in Toronto – video game music.<br />

The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses – Master Quest<br />

arrives for one night, <strong>March</strong> 19, 8pm at the Sony Centre on its international<br />

tour. This updated show returns with some of the most iconic<br />

video game music ever written, including music from the newest<br />

game, “Tri Force Heroes.” It is a massive entertainment event that<br />

always sells out, so it doesn’t need our help. But I am highlighting it<br />

here for a number of reasons: it is a chance to see a talented female<br />

conduct a major work in Toronto; there is a lot of choral music in it<br />

and not all of it is English; I have friends who have sung it and really<br />

enjoy the energy of the music; normally, travelling shows like this<br />

won’t even bother to hire a choir; they’ll just record sung chords to<br />

a synthesizer and use that; so this is a nice treat; oh, and it’s really,<br />

Amy Andersson<br />

really fun.<br />

Japan has long embraced both gaming and music, having done<br />

live performances of video game music as early as 1991. In 2005,<br />

the very first video game concert by the LA Philharmonic in the<br />

Hollywood Bowl saw 11,000 attendees. In 2011 and 2012, the London<br />

Philharmonic recorded The Greatest Video Game Music, volumes one<br />

and two. These were huge hits and topped classical charts. The widely<br />

popular German Symphonic Game Music Concerts take place annually<br />

in the Cologne Philharmonic Hall. This is a major art form and an<br />

incredible source of new performance opportunities for both choirs<br />

and orchestras.<br />

In Zelda, composer Koji Kondo’s music has been arranged into a<br />

full four-movement symphony for choir and orchestra with a host<br />

of smaller pieces representing 18 games over 30 years. Conductor<br />

Amy Andersson touring along with executive producer Jason Michael<br />

Paul, leads the Tallis Choir and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony<br />

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Orchestra.<br />

Andersson, a former conducting fellow<br />

at the Aspen Music School, led the previous<br />

Symphony of the Goddesses – Second Quest<br />

on its international tour. A conducting<br />

veteran of Colorado Light Opera and the<br />

National Theatre of Mannheim, Andersson<br />

was married to the late Yakov Kreizberg<br />

(formerly of the Netherlands Philharmonic<br />

Orchestra) and is sister-in-law to Semyon<br />

Bychkov (BBC Symphony Orchestra).<br />

Andersson attended Mannes School of Music<br />

at the New School with both Bychkov and<br />

Kriezberg.<br />

As I mentioned, this ever-popular event is<br />

sure to sell out. Fair warning, this isn’t your<br />

typical performance; hooting and hollering<br />

is expected. Part symphony, part celebration,<br />

it’s jovial, fun and full of amazing<br />

instrumental and choral music. And definitely<br />

dress up; green tunics and fairies<br />

will abound.<br />

Easter<br />

One of the highlights of every Good Friday<br />

in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir season is the<br />

“Sacred Music for a Sacred Space” concert that takes place annually in<br />

St Paul’s Basilica. This year several pieces will be highlighted including<br />

Eric Whitacre’s stunning Her Sacred Spirit Soars, a tribute to Queen<br />

Elizabeth I; Patrick Hawe’s Quanta Qualia for alto saxophone and<br />

choir; and a new commission, Leonard Enns’ I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes<br />

for alto saxophone, soprano saxophone and choir. Topping the list<br />

is the 2013 TMC commission by Timothy Corlis, God So Loved the<br />

World. This work is a textured soundscape that is both passionate and<br />

stark. The words are simple but powerful; some of the most poignant<br />

from the entire Passion of the Christ. “Pater, dimitte illis, non enim<br />

sciunt quid faciunt”: “Father, forgive them for they know not what<br />

they do” opens the seven-movement piece. “Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthani”:<br />

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me” – in Aramaic<br />

and set to a dissonant C-minor chord in the fourth movement of this<br />

piece – is particularly moving.<br />

As I have mentioned before, I sing with the TMC, and while<br />

rehearsing this Corlis song I found myself musing about the place of<br />

religious music in the context of our secular world. Classical music<br />

is largely played outside of the context it was created for; masses,<br />

for example, form the bulk of grand symphonic choral work – but<br />

not everyone can be present at a Herbert Von Karajan-led Mozart<br />

Sir James MacMillan<br />

Coronation Mass in St Peter’s Basilica (1985).<br />

Those familiar with the Roman Catholic Mass,<br />

or who went to Catholic school, are acquainted<br />

with the tradition and ritual of the mass, and<br />

how music often accompanies specific actions<br />

and rituals during the liturgy. Most people<br />

who attend classical music concerts, specifically,<br />

those of a requiem or a mass, are disconnected<br />

from the history and the context of<br />

these important works. I wonder when a full<br />

mass was last played with symphony and choral<br />

forces in Toronto.<br />

This year the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir<br />

presents “Sacred Music for a Sacred Space”<br />

Wednesday, <strong>March</strong> 23, and Good Friday,<br />

<strong>March</strong> 25. Look for me in the tenor section.<br />

TSO’s Mozart Requiem: I believe Joel Ivany,<br />

the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Amadeus Choir,<br />

and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra were able<br />

to bridge some of the disconnect of hearing<br />

sacred music in secular settings with the recent<br />

remarkable reimagining of the Mozart Requiem<br />

in January during the Mozart @261 Festival.<br />

Spectacular music making occurred in those<br />

performances and the TSO’s efforts to reach out<br />

to a younger and more diverse audience were noticeable and very<br />

welcome in the filled Roy Thomson Hall. Ivany focused our eyes on<br />

the grief and feelings of loss that come with death. These are universal<br />

core values that are relatable to many people. What may often be<br />

forgotten when listening to requiem masses is that they were created<br />

to accompany actual passing, ending, finality – the ultimate Christian<br />

passage for the faithful.<br />

Ivany’s staging reminded me that there does exist a place for a<br />

secular mass and ritual in our daily lives and that the same emotions<br />

that drive these ancient masses continues to provide important<br />

experience and context to us centuries after they were written.<br />

If you wish to see a more conventional Mozart Requiem, your<br />

chance comes with the massed skills of the Guelph Symphony<br />

Orchestra and the University of Guelph Choirs on <strong>March</strong> 20 at the<br />

Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph.<br />

Soundstreams Canada features Scotland’s most celebrated<br />

composer, Sir James MacMillan, with “The Music of James MacMillan.”<br />

The Grand Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the University of Waterloo<br />

Chamber Choir, Choir <strong>21</strong> and the Virtuoso String Orchestra perform<br />

MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross and other works on<br />

<strong>March</strong> 6 at St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener. Soundstreams<br />

2015-<strong>2016</strong><br />

Making a<br />

Scene!<br />

Robert Cooper, C.M., Artistic Director<br />

Edward Moroney, Accompanist<br />

SOUND OF ETERNITY Bach Mass in B Minor<br />

Sunday <strong>March</strong> 6, <strong>2016</strong> 4:30 p.m.<br />

Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St E.<br />

Rediscover Bach’s majestic Mass in B Minor with German filmmaker Bastian Clevé’s dramatic<br />

film Sound of Eternity, a lush visual interpretation of Bach’s masterpiece. Mirroring the grand<br />

emotional span of the Mass, Clevé’s 27 short episodes move from alpine mountains to glaciers<br />

to peaceful valleys and pulsating metropolitan cities. A Canadian premiere, this breath-taking<br />

choral and cinematic tour-de-force offers a powerful meditation on the circle of life.<br />

Anita Krause, mezzo • Geoff Sirett, baritone • Jennifer Krabbe, soprano • Charles Sy, tenor<br />

Orpheus Choir • Chorus Niagara • The Talisker Players<br />

an Ontario government agency<br />

un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario<br />

Tickets: $35; $30 senior; $10 student<br />

www.orpheuschoirtoronto.com<br />

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presents a similar program with Choir <strong>21</strong> and Virtuoso String<br />

Orchestra in Kingston, <strong>March</strong> 4, at the Isabel Bader Centre for the<br />

Performing Arts. And in Toronto on <strong>March</strong> 8, at Trinity-St. Paul’s<br />

Centre. MacMillan conducts each performance.<br />

Quick Picks<br />

The York University Chamber Choir performs “Musick to Heare”<br />

in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building on<br />

Mar 9. Featuring music inspired by Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies<br />

and sonnets, Robert Cooper leads the choir in George Shearing’s jazzy<br />

Songs and Sonnets, Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, and<br />

other inspired works by Canadian composers Allan Becan, Berthold<br />

Carriere and Michael Coghlan.<br />

The Queen’s University Symphony and Choral Ensemble and the<br />

Perth Choir perform Schubert’s Mass in C D462 and other works on<br />

Mar 18 in Grant Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, in celebration of<br />

Queen’s 175th anniversary and the Town of Perth’s 200th.<br />

The Kingston Symphony performs Beethoven’s Symphony No.9<br />

on Mar 19 and 20, at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts,<br />

Kingston. The first half of the concert will examine sections of the<br />

work, its poetic source and inspiration, the influence it has had and<br />

explore “Why is this symphony so good?” all hosted by KSA conductor<br />

Evan Mitchell.<br />

Voices Chamber Choir presents “Light Eternal” including Duruflé’s<br />

Quatre motets sur des thèmes Grégoriens, Gounod’s Ave Maria, Saint-<br />

Saëns’ Quam dilecta, and Fauré’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean<br />

Racine on Mar 19, at the Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields. This is a<br />

lovely chance to catch a wonderful collection of French masterworks.<br />

Last month I mentioned the multimedia presentation of the Bach<br />

Mass in B Minor concurrent to the Bastian Clevé film The Sound of<br />

Eternity by the Orpheus Choir and Chorus Niagara in St Catherines,<br />

Mar 5, or in Toronto Mar 6, at Metropolitan United Church. For a more<br />

conventional performance, the Grand Philharmonic Chamber Choir<br />

presents the Bach Mass in B Minor on Mar 25, at the Centre in the<br />

Square, Kitchener.<br />

Metropolitan United Church has a lovely Mar 25 lineup titled<br />

“Requiem: In a Time of Sorrow.” Featuring Bach’s Cantata No.78,<br />

Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody and Requiem, with several soloists I enjoy,<br />

including Claudia Lemcke, Jordan Scholl and the clear, strong tenor of<br />

Charles Davidson. I’d be at this performance if I weren’t performing<br />

“Sacred Music for a Sacred Space” with the Mendelssohn Choir.<br />

And finally, Mar 31 at Koerner Hall, the Elmer Iseler Singers and<br />

Esprit Orchestra present a concert titled “La création du monde,” after<br />

the instrumental work of the same name by Darius Milhaud which<br />

opens the program. Highlight of the evening is Soul and Psyche, a<br />

new creation for choir and orchestra by Esprit music director, Alex<br />

Pauk – a five-movement “contemporary mass” with influences from<br />

Inuit poetry, Balinese prayer, and more. This is also a rare chance to<br />

catch Hussein Janmohammed’s Nur: Reflections on Light, a collection<br />

of choral miniatures inspired by the Ayat an-Nur-Verse of Light<br />

from the Qu’ran. Janmohammed’s work was commissioned for the<br />

opening of the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre and had its<br />

world premiere there in 2014, performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers,<br />

conducted by Lydia Adams.<br />

Follow Brian on Twitter @bfchang Send info/media/<br />

tips to choralscene@thewholenote.com<br />

presents<br />

Christ Church Cathedral Choir,<br />

Oxford UK<br />

with Dr. Stephen Darlington, conductor in a<br />

programme of Sacred English Choral Music – the<br />

concluding concert of their <strong>2016</strong> Canada and US tour.<br />

Sunday April 10, 7pm<br />

Tickets $30 • 416-488-7884 or<br />

online at gracechurchonthehill.ca<br />

florivox<br />

Gillian Stecyk, Conductor<br />

presents<br />

Shadows<br />

&<br />

Light<br />

Sun. April 3 at 3pm<br />

Grace Church On­the­Hill<br />

univox<br />

choirs<br />

univoxchoir.org/tickets<br />

St. Thomas’s Anglican Church, 383 Huron St.<br />

Baroque Music by Candlelight<br />

for Holy Week<br />

A time for quiet reflection<br />

A period ensemble performs<br />

in a historic setting<br />

Monday, <strong>March</strong> <strong>21</strong> at 8 pm<br />

Pay what you can<br />

www.stthomas.on.ca<br />

univox<br />

Tahirih Vejdani, Conductor<br />

presents<br />

Everything<br />

Beautiful<br />

The Music of Broadway<br />

Sat. April 2 at 8pm<br />

Eastminster United Church<br />

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Beat by Beat | Early Music<br />

The Boy Who<br />

Cried Beowulf<br />

DAVID PODGORSKI<br />

So. Is there any point in reading Beowulf anymore? It has the<br />

distinct honour of being the first work of literature from a non-<br />

Greek or Latin source text, but while a quick glance at U of T’s<br />

course calendar would seem to indicate that the Viking Age epic will<br />

likely show up on an Old English literature course, you could very<br />

easily complete an entire English undergraduate degree without ever<br />

having to read it. In fact, reading it may well be entirely unnecessary.<br />

The poem has also undergone countless adaptations and updates to<br />

appeal to a modern audience, including Sci-Fi film versions, operas,<br />

comic books (there is a Beowulf: The Graphic Novel if you care to read<br />

it), novels (including the Michael Crichton bestseller Eaters of the<br />

Dead) and, currently, a made-for-TV mini-series created for British<br />

television and starring a cast of complete unknowns.<br />

It’s also well worth asking if Beowulf, being over a thousand years<br />

old, still holds up as literature. For practical purposes, reading it in the<br />

original Old English is effectively impossible. And despite numerous<br />

translations into modern English spanning over two centuries<br />

(including a very fine, if overly creative, adaptation by the Irish poet<br />

Seamus Heaney), Beowulf is, as I mentioned, no longer required<br />

reading. As poetry – in the sense of an exploration of language and<br />

wordplay – it probably won’t impress a modern audience. If you’ve<br />

read it, you will probably recall that the poet’s technique of choice<br />

was alliteration not rhyme, and rhythm not metre – not particularly<br />

impressive in a digital age. Besides, the plot is next to non-existent<br />

and focuses on a series of fights between the titular hero and increasingly<br />

large and dangerous monsters. What’s up with that? as they say<br />

these days. I also doubt if too many potential readers are at all interested<br />

in the period in which Beowulf is set – that is, Northern Europe<br />

between the 8th and 11th centuries. I’m no historian, but I take historians’<br />

word for it when they call the period the Dark Ages. (And we<br />

haven’t even touched on the issue of whether the Beowulf poet’s own<br />

audience would or could have even read the poem themselves.) What<br />

were literacy levels like in eighth-century Denmark? What was their<br />

book publishing industry like? I’m guessing not very robust. So does<br />

the literary canon still need Beowulf, or should it be stricken from the<br />

roster of classic literature?<br />

To answer this question,<br />

one need look no<br />

further than the very interesting<br />

life of one Benjamin<br />

Bagby who has made a<br />

career as (to my knowledge)<br />

the world’s only<br />

bard, meaning he travels<br />

the world performing<br />

ancient epic poetry and<br />

accompanies himself on<br />

the Anglo-Saxon harp.<br />

Yes, this is literally his day<br />

job. Bagby claims he was<br />

captivated by the Beowulf<br />

saga from the day he read<br />

it at the age of 12, and I<br />

for one am prepared to<br />

completely believe him.<br />

Since he first read it, Bagby<br />

taught himself to perform<br />

the epic in the original Old<br />

English, and has since been touring Beowulf around the world as a<br />

solo performance for the last decade. If there is any justification for<br />

Beowulf’s place in the literary canon, Bagby’s performance is it, and<br />

this month, he’ll be performing the epic poem (with English surtitles)<br />

in Toronto at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, courtesy of Toronto Consort,<br />

on <strong>March</strong> 11 and 12. I can’t think of any better reason for historically<br />

inspired performance than to revive classic musical or literary works<br />

and present them to the public in a manner as close to the original as<br />

modern scholarship will let us get. We still have no idea who wrote<br />

Beowulf, but if he knew his poem was still being performed over a<br />

thousand years later to sold-out concert halls, he’d be gobsmacked.<br />

Swan of Avon: Some literary classics are more accessible than<br />

others, some because they’re written in modern English, and some<br />

because, unlike Bagby’s Beowulf, tickets haven’t already almost sold<br />

out a month in advance. So, while you still can, avail yourself of<br />

tickets to the Musicians in Ordinary who are in the midst of a threeconcert<br />

series devoted to Shakespeare, featuring ornate poetry and<br />

elaborate musical arrangements (albeit fewer monster fights than<br />

Bagby’s Beowulf). But, like Bagby, “Sweet Swan of Avon” attempts to<br />

take the audience into the language of Shakespeare’s time, rendering<br />

Shakespeare’s words more the way people would have said them<br />

at the time, rather than, as is more customary these days, like a<br />

modern dude who happens to have studied Shakespeare. <strong>March</strong> 19<br />

at 8pm, in the intimate surrounds of the Heliconian Hall, the MiO<br />

<strong>2016</strong> Happy Birthday Bach Walk<br />

SATURDAY MARCH 19, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach’s 331st Birthday!<br />

Starting at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 2:00pm. We will walk to<br />

St. Simon’s Anglican, arriving for 3:00pm, and Rosedale Presbyterian<br />

Church, arriving for 4:00pm.<br />

2:00 pm St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Bloor Street at Jarvis),<br />

Thomas Bell, organist<br />

3:00 pm St. Simon’s Anglican Church (Bloor St. East of Sherbourne)<br />

Robin Davis, Johan van’t Hof, organists<br />

4:00 pm Rosedale Presbyterian Church (Mount Pleasant at South Dr.)<br />

Duets from Bach Cantatas featuring Rebecca Genge (sop.),<br />

Nancy Olfert (alto), with oboists Vicky Hathaway and<br />

Gillian Howard, cellist Jill Vitols, and organist Dan Bickle<br />

Birthday Cake and<br />

Coffee will end the day!<br />

FREE ADMISSION<br />

(donations welcome)<br />

INFO 416-489-1551 ext 28<br />

RCCOToronto.ca<br />

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present the second of<br />

this three-concert series,<br />

“Shakespeare’s Saints<br />

& Sinners,” featuring<br />

excerpts from Hamlet,<br />

Macbeth and Romeo<br />

and Juliet read by U of<br />

T prof David Klausner,<br />

along with lute songs by<br />

Dowland and Thomas<br />

Campion, and motets<br />

with strings composed<br />

by Orlando Gibbons.<br />

Violinist Chris Verrette<br />

leads a string band along<br />

with soprano Hallie Fishel<br />

and lutenist John Edwards<br />

for a concert that’s 100<br />

percent Shakespearean.<br />

Benjamin Bagby<br />

Check it out, as well as the<br />

third concert in the series,<br />

“Shakespeare’s Sorrows,”<br />

which takes place at the same venue on April 23, the 400th anniversary<br />

of the Bard’s death.<br />

Sweet Kisses: Shakespeare still too serious? If you’re looking to<br />

enjoy a concert that that’s passionate, emotional and exciting, but<br />

demands less gravitas than (say) Shakespeare or Old English epics,<br />

consider checking out a concert by the Cantemus Singers instead.<br />

“Sweet Kisses/Baci Soavi” is a concert of Italian madrigals on <strong>March</strong> 19<br />

at one of the hidden gems of Toronto’s downtown core – the Church<br />

of the Holy Trinity. By the end of the Renaissance in Italy, poetry and<br />

music went from romantic and refined to a roller coaster of emotions.<br />

One really wonders how Italians of the 16th century were able to make<br />

it through the day without making themselves lovesick. Soprano Iris<br />

Krizmanic joins the Cantemus singers for a program of music by aristocrat,<br />

composer and murderer Carlo Gesualdo and the undisputed<br />

father of the musical Renaissance, Claudio Monteverdi, as well as by<br />

two lesser-knowns – Monteverdi’s contemporary Luca Marenzio, and<br />

the composer/nun Vittoria Aleotti (apparently a nun of the time could<br />

write sordid love songs and none of her colleagues seemed to mind).<br />

This sounds like a thoughtful, in-depth exploration of the Italian<br />

renaissance vocal repertoire by a group that has made madrigals their<br />

specialty. Be sure to check this concert out.<br />

Polyphonic grand tour: For the more contemplative, the Oratory at<br />

Holy Family Church has a special concert for Lent that features sacred<br />

music from the Renaissance that transcends the everyday world of<br />

the secular. There, on <strong>March</strong> 16 at 8pm, you can hear a sung compline<br />

and a choral concert which includes choral pieces and arias by Bach,<br />

two settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah by Byrd and Tallis, and<br />

motets by Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales. It’s a grand tour of sacred<br />

polyphony by some of the greatest composers of the Renaissance<br />

performed by some exceptional singers.<br />

Alard’s Goldberg: Finally, Tafelmusik is presenting a special concert<br />

of chamber music featuring the French harpsichordist Benjamin<br />

Alard that is sure to delight Bach aficionados. Alard is just 30 years<br />

old but is already working his way through the master’s repertoire<br />

for solo harpsichord. This month, Alard comes to Trinity-St. Paul’s,<br />

<strong>March</strong> 31 to April 3, to play the Goldberg Variations. He’ll be joined by<br />

Grégoire Jeay, Jeanne Lamon and Cristina Mahler to play the masterful<br />

trio sonata from The Musical Offering. Alard is a Bach specialist who<br />

already established that he has what it takes to make it as a soloist<br />

before his 30th birthday, so it will definitely be worth it to hear his<br />

take on Bach’s masterpiece.<br />

David Podgorski is a Toronto-based harpsichordist, music teacher<br />

and a founding member of Rezonance. He can be contacted at earlymusic@thewholenote.com.<br />

STEPHANIE BERGER<br />

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Beat by Beat | Art of Song<br />

Songmasters at<br />

Mazzoleni with<br />

Asselin and<br />

Polegato<br />

HANS DE GROOT<br />

Rachel Andrist and Monica Whicher jointly direct the Mazzoleni<br />

Songmasters Series which consists of three vocal concerts each<br />

season. Andrist is a member of the music staff at the Canadian<br />

Opera Company. Her first appointment as a vocal coach was at the La<br />

Monnaie in Brussels. Since then she has held similar positions with<br />

the Salzburg Festival, with Glyndebourne, with the English National<br />

Opera, with the Bavarian State Opera, with Netherlands Opera and<br />

with Scottish Opera. She is also a collaborative pianist and she finds<br />

both kinds of work support each other. As she points out, one meets<br />

a singer as a vocal coach and that opens up the possibility of a joint<br />

recital. Whicher is a soprano well known for her work in recitals<br />

(including a number of appearances with the Aldeburgh Connection)<br />

and her part in opera productions by the Canadian Opera Company<br />

and Opera Atelier. Both Andrist and Whicher also teach in the Glenn<br />

Gould School at the Royal Conservatory.<br />

When Andrist and the pianist-composer John Greer began the<br />

Recitals at Rosedale series two seasons ago, the time seemed just<br />

right for such an undertaking. The Aldeburgh Connection had<br />

ceased to exist and a real vacuum developed. Yet the concerts were a<br />

mixed success. Although Rosedale Presbyterian is not all that difficult<br />

to get to, it would seem off the mental map of many, so that audiences<br />

were disappointing. Another problem was that the space at<br />

Rosedale was small and the acoustics very live. Not all singers were<br />

able to scale their voices down to an appropriate level. The move this<br />

season to Mazzoleni Hall at the Royal Conservatory seems a wise<br />

one. The hall is familiar, the acoustics are good and the series, now<br />

retitled Songmasters (with a punning reference to the already existing<br />

Mazzoleni Masters) now has the backing of the Conservatory with its<br />

good publicity.<br />

Their next concert takes place <strong>March</strong> 6. The singers are the soprano,<br />

Mireille Asselin, and the baritone, Brett Polegato. The pianists are<br />

Andrist and Peter Tiefenbach. Andrist believes strongly that for a<br />

recital to make sense it must be structured round a central theme.<br />

The theme chosen for this concert is the way in which composers<br />

have been inspired by paintings. The major work in the program is<br />

Poulenc’s Le travail du peintre. These are settings of poems by Paul<br />

Éluard and evoke the work of seven contemporary painters: Picasso,<br />

Chagall, Braque, Gris, Klee, Miró and Villon. The program also<br />

includes Debussy’s Fêtes galantes. These are based on the Commedia<br />

dell’ arte but mediated by Watteau’s painting. Two Schumann songs<br />

from the collection Aus dem Liederbuch eines Malers follow. The next<br />

group contains settings of four poems from William Blake’s Songs<br />

of Innocence: two of them by British composers (Walton, Britten);<br />

and two by Walter MacNutt (1910-96), a composer now chiefly<br />

remembered as the music director at St. Thomas’s Anglican Church<br />

in Toronto.<br />

Asselin was a student at the Glenn Gould School (where Monica<br />

Whicher was one of her teachers) and subsequently was a member of<br />

the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio. She has performed<br />

with the Metropolitan Opera, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra<br />

and (many times) with Opera Atelier. Along with the tenor Lawrence<br />

Wiliford, she sings in Ash Roses, the CD of music by Derek Holman<br />

issued by the<br />

Canadian Art Song<br />

Project. You will also<br />

be able to hear her<br />

in Opera Atelier’s<br />

production of<br />

Mozart’s Lucio Silla,<br />

starting on April 7.<br />

I first heard<br />

Polegato in the<br />

wonderful CD, To<br />

a Poet, settings by<br />

several composers of<br />

poems by Flecker, de<br />

la Mare, Housman<br />

and Hardy (CBC; not<br />

currently available).<br />

The first time I heard<br />

him live was in a<br />

Tafelmusik performance<br />

of Handel’s Messiah. I thought then that I had never heard the<br />

bass solos better sung and I have not changed my mind since. Polegato<br />

is now much in demand. One of the roles that he has made very much<br />

his own is that of Kurwenal in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. This<br />

spring he will again be singing it in Paris.<br />

Bach and Brahms at Metropolitan United: In the Christian<br />

calendar Good Friday is the holiest day of the year. This year it falls<br />

on <strong>March</strong> 25. In the evening I intend to go to Metropolitan United<br />

Church for a performance of three works: the Brahms Requiem (with<br />

the soprano Gisele Kulak and the baritone Jordan Scholl as soloists),<br />

Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody (with Laura Pudwell, mezzo) and<br />

Bach’s Cantata No.78 (with soloists Alison Campbell, Claudia Lemcke,<br />

Charles Davidson and Jordan Scholl).<br />

Lunchtime at the Richard Bradshaw Auditorium: The free lunchtime<br />

recitals at the Richard Bradshaw Auditorium in the Four Seasons<br />

Centre resume on Mar 15 when Kyra Millan, soprano and opera<br />

educator, presents a concert of arias and sing-along choruses, with<br />

artists from the COC Ensemble Studio. On Mar 17 Bob Anderson will<br />

conduct “Choral Journeys,” from the Renaissance to contemporary<br />

Canadian works, with Charles Sy, tenor. On Mar 29 you can hear four<br />

tenors: Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure, Aaron Sheppard, Andrew Haji,<br />

Charles Sy.<br />

University of Toronto (Walter Hall): Megan Quick, contralto, and<br />

Andrew Haji, tenor, will sing, on Mar <strong>21</strong>, in Schoenberg’s arrangement<br />

of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. Quick will also sing Die Waldtaube<br />

NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT OF<br />

SCOTTISH OPERA<br />

Mireille<br />

Asselin<br />

- The Guardian<br />

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A Co-commission & Co-production by Scottish Opera & Music Theatre Wales<br />

North American Premiere Presented by Tapestry Opera<br />

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<strong>March</strong> 10 – 13, <strong>2016</strong> | Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West<br />

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from Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder. Mar 31 you can hear a free recital<br />

by the winners of the Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize in Song and the<br />

Gwendolyn Williams Prize in Accompanying. “The Art of the Prima<br />

Donna” on Apr 1 is a staged and costumed program of romantic opera<br />

with works by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and others. The recital by the<br />

Cecilia Quartet on Apr 4 includes a new work by the composer and<br />

soprano Kati Agócs.<br />

Quick Picks: Ilana Zarankin, soprano, and Laura McAlpine,<br />

mezzo, are the soloists in the Talisker Players presentation of “Spirit<br />

Dreaming: Creation Myths from Around the World” at Trinity-St.<br />

Paul’s Centre, Mar 1 and 2. The program includes works by Somers,<br />

Kuyas, Beckwith, Tanu, Ravel, Villa-Lobos and Jaubert. Paula<br />

Arciniego, mezzo, will sing works by composers ranging from Grieg to<br />

Theodorakis in Heliconian Hall, Mar 4. Alliance Française de Toronto<br />

presents Guy Smagghe in a selection of songs from Félix Leclerc to<br />

Francis Cabrel, Mar 5. Evelina Soulis celebrates her 50th birthday with<br />

mezzos Maria Soulis and Katerina Utochkina in music by Monteverdi,<br />

de Falla and others in Heliconian Hall, Mar 13. Bruce Ubukata will<br />

give a vocal master class at York University’s Tribute Communities<br />

Recital Hall, Mar 15. Xin Wang, soprano, and Derek Kwan, tenor, will<br />

sing an all-Canadian program with songs by Ho, Beckwith, Rickard<br />

and Tsuromoto on Mar 18 at the Canadian Music Centre. On Apr 7 the<br />

Women’s Musical Club of Toronto presents a program by the violist<br />

Steven Dann and family, including soprano Ilana Zarankin.<br />

And beyond the GTA: Bach’s Mass in B Minor can be heard in the<br />

Centre in the Square in Kitchener on Mar 25. The soloists are Carla<br />

Huhtanen, soprano, Allyson McHardy, mezzo, Colin Ainsworth,<br />

tenor, and James Westman, baritone. Ainsworth will also give a free<br />

noon-hour recital at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo<br />

on Mar 23.<br />

Hans de Groot is a concertgoer and active listener<br />

who also sings and plays the recorder. He can be<br />

contacted at artofsong@thewholenote.com.<br />

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Beat by Beat | World View<br />

York Music's<br />

World Class<br />

Role<br />

ANDREW TIMAR<br />

I’ve weighed in on numerous occasions, in this column and in my<br />

WholeNote album reviews and blogs, about the vast scope of world<br />

music as a topic: its misty origins; the limits and problems associated<br />

with continued use of what was originally an academic idea,<br />

and then became a marketing term. It’s a notion that’s so hard to pin<br />

down with any precision, that some would argue not to bother.<br />

Undaunted, I’ve endeavoured to chart its multifaceted presence at<br />

key regional venues and among presenters such as the Music Gallery,<br />

Small World Music, Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall and at the Lula<br />

Music and Arts Centre, as performed by its practitioners, and enjoyed<br />

– some might use the word consumed – by its myriad audiences. On<br />

a couple of occasions I have highlighted stories about its educational<br />

role at our regional institutions of higher learning. For instance, my<br />

column in the April 2014 issue of The WholeNote featured the flourishing<br />

Balinese Gamelan ensemble course offered at Conrad Grebel<br />

University College at the University of Waterloo.<br />

For some mysterious reason, perhaps Freudian or Jungian, however,<br />

I have so far neglected to explore world music’s abiding 47-year presence<br />

at my alma mater, York University’s Music Department. Luckily<br />

this <strong>March</strong> arms me with several reasons to fill that lacuna: ten backto-back<br />

upcoming concerts; two recent conversations; and the retirement<br />

of one of York’s key world music animators, Trichy Sankaran.<br />

The first conversation: I turned first to world music's prime initiator<br />

at York, the man with the plan, York U. professor emeritus R. Sterling<br />

Beckwith. He’s the person I credit with introducing world music<br />

ensembles in Canadian universities as continuing credit courses. As<br />

York U. Music Department’s founding chair surely he could shed light<br />

on its fundamentals. He didn’t disappoint; his trenchant views and<br />

passion on the topic were as keen as ever.<br />

“World music along with jazz has now been taken up by many<br />

American and Canadian universities; they have become fixtures<br />

there,” he began. “Long gone are the days when they considered it<br />

beneath their interest,” he added.<br />

“Well before I arrived at York, I took [pioneering] ethnomusicologist<br />

Mantle Hood’s Javanese gamelan class at Harvard. I also spent<br />

time with the retired senior musicologist Charles Seeger. Among<br />

other things, he praised the American Carnatic singer and ethnomusicologist<br />

Jon Higgins whose bi-musical [a term coined by ethnomusicologist<br />

Mantle Hood] reputation preceded him.” Even though<br />

Higgins was still at the very start<br />

of a remarkable career, he had<br />

already concertized, broadcast<br />

and recorded a Carnatic music<br />

LP with renowned musicians<br />

in India. (Spoiler alert: Higgins<br />

became a teacher and a mentor of<br />

mine at York.)<br />

There is a back story here which<br />

Beckwith helpfully sketched for<br />

me. Mantle Hood’s groundbreaking<br />

ethnomusicology program at<br />

UCLA, established in 1960, came<br />

complete with performing ensembles,<br />

and produced Robert Brown the<br />

R. Sterling Beckwith<br />

person who in turn kick-started the World Music program at Wesleyan<br />

University. Through Brown, we can trace the teacher-student lineage<br />

to Higgins. Brown served as Higgins’ PhD thesis advisor at Wesleyan.<br />

“I consider other American university ethnomusicology programs<br />

such as those at Washington University also direct descendants of<br />

Hood’s groundbreaking efforts at UCLA,” Beckwith added.<br />

“Yet another defining pre-York U. experience was the discussion<br />

I had with the late Ravi Shankar about introducing applied Indian<br />

music studies at York. He was intrigued and recommended his sitar<br />

disciple Shambhu Das, who as it turned out, was already living in<br />

Toronto. All of that was in my head when I arrived here in 1969.”<br />

Beckwith continued, “I was determined to implement the paradigm-altering<br />

gamelan experiences I had with Hood and the inspiring<br />

conversations I had with Seeger, as well as doing what I could to bring<br />

Higgins to York. As events would have it, my last official act as Music<br />

Department chair was to be able to hire Jon Higgins, which made it<br />

possible in turn to hire the gifted percussionist Trichy Sankaran a<br />

little later.”<br />

Trichy Sankaran: One of Beckwith’s first world music hires, in 1971<br />

– and significantly also one of the longest serving – was a mridangam<br />

and kanjira player with an international career, Trichy Sankaran.<br />

Sankaran passed a significant milestone last fall, retiring from York<br />

in September 2015 after an illustrious career spanning 44 years as<br />

a professor of music, researcher and textbook author. As well as<br />

serving as a co-founding director of its Indian music studies, one of<br />

Canada’s first university-based world music performance programs,<br />

he also developed hybrid Carnatic and Western pedagogical practices.<br />

Certainly one of Sankaran’s most significant contributions at York was<br />

his marked influence on a couple of generations of students, many of<br />

whom have gone on to become established musicians, composers and<br />

educators. His outstanding achievements as an educator were recognized<br />

with the OCUFA Award, given by the Ontario Confederation of<br />

University Faculty Associations for teaching excellence.<br />

Along with Beckwith, I and many other Sankaran friends,<br />

colleagues and students were present at York’s Tribute Communities<br />

Recital Hall last September. Few there doubted that the event marked<br />

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the closing of a long and<br />

important first chapter in<br />

the music department’s<br />

grand – and continuing –<br />

adventure in world music<br />

education.<br />

The occasion was celebrated<br />

in style with a<br />

formal concert in which<br />

Sankaran was joined<br />

on stage by his vocalist<br />

daughter Suba Sankaran,<br />

leader of the JUNOnominated<br />

Indo-jazzfunk<br />

fusion ensemble<br />

Autorickshaw, and her<br />

bandmates, bass guitarist<br />

Trichy Sankaran<br />

and singer Dylan Bell, and<br />

tabla player Ed Hanley. The musicians gave authoritative performances<br />

of solo and ensemble works, the repertoire including original compositions<br />

by the senior Sankaran. As well as signalling the passing on of<br />

an intergenerational musical torch, it additionally asserted (at least<br />

my awareness of) the emergence of a specific family-centered kind of<br />

Indo-Canadian hybrid music-making, echoing the venerable Indian<br />

tradition of guru-shishya parampara. As for the continuity of Carnatic<br />

music education at York pioneered by Sankaran, that subject appears<br />

to be moot.<br />

The second conversation: Throughout its first three decades, York’s<br />

world music ensemble courses remained relatively constant and few.<br />

It was only around the very early 2000s that I became aware of a<br />

dramatic increase in the number of world music ensembles. The trend<br />

only crossed my personal radar after, in 1999, I was hired, by Michael<br />

Coughlan, the incoming Music Department chair, as the founding<br />

course director of the Javanese Gamelan (ensemble) course. During<br />

the years I taught the course, the number and range of music ensembles<br />

seemed to grow almost exponentially, and the students attracted<br />

to them likewise swelled.<br />

What’s the current state of the university’s world music ensemble<br />

program? I spoke to the ethnomusicologist, singer and instrumentalist<br />

Irene Markoff, whose research and performing activities centre on the<br />

musical traditions of Bulgaria, Turkey and the Balkans. “I began to<br />

teach there in 2001,” she told me. “At one point I taught global musicianship<br />

to music majors. Placed in the context of performance rather<br />

than listening to recorded musical examples, my approach was well<br />

received by the students.” Her ensemble courses however also include<br />

non-music major students. Markoff gave an example, “I currently<br />

have a number of students of Chinese heritage in my ensemble who<br />

can sing complex metrical parts, despite being non-music majors.<br />

They sometimes outstrip music majors in mastering some of these<br />

[perceived difficult] performing skills.”<br />

While generally bullish on York’s music course offerings, she did<br />

express a wish: “That our music students would be required to take a<br />

world music ensemble.” Why? “For the simple reason that we live in<br />

a multicultural society and I believe such study will broaden students’<br />

musical horizons. Also with musical hybridities [being a regular fact<br />

of musicians’ lives today], it’s important for learners to be exposed<br />

to the broad spectrum of metres, multi-part singing styles and tonal<br />

modes,” all benefits afforded by learning music outside of the Western<br />

mainstream.<br />

I asked Markoff about the future of the world music ensembles. “I<br />

have proposed the production of ensemble music videos hosted on the<br />

department’s website as a means of attracting future students. As for<br />

their relevance, I believe these ensemble courses will continue to well<br />

serve music students, exposing them to ‘other’ musical practices and<br />

to increase their appreciation and understanding of peoples.”<br />

In a nutshell, Markoff believes such educational ensembles, which<br />

allow students to experience the musical diversity of cultures, tend to<br />

“build bridges rather than erecting walls between cultures.”<br />

York University’s World Music Festival runs <strong>March</strong> 17, 18 and <strong>21</strong> at<br />

various venues, all in the Accolade East Building.<br />

The Rose Room Media Group presents the World Premiere of<br />

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Mar 17 the World Music Festival kicks off with the Cuban Ensemble<br />

conducted by Rick Lazar and Anthony Michell, followed by West<br />

African Drumming, Ghana, led by Kwasi Dunyo. That afternoon<br />

Lazar’s Escola de Samba rules the Sterling Beckwith Studio, followed<br />

by West African Mande, Anna Melnikoff, conductor.<br />

Mar 18 Irene Markoff conducts the Balkan Music Ensemble at<br />

7:30pm at the Tribute Communities Recital Hall. Earlier that day<br />

performances by the Celtic Ensemble conducted by Sherry Johnson,<br />

Chinese Classical Orchestra directed by Kim Chow-Morris, Caribbean<br />

Ensemble conducted by Lindy Burgess and Charles Hong’s Korean<br />

Drum Ensemble will echo in various Accolade East Building halls.<br />

It’s a World Music Festival wrap Mar <strong>21</strong> with the World Music<br />

Chorus conducted by Judith Cohen, a course I greatly enjoyed a few<br />

years ago when I returned (yet again!) to my music studies at York.<br />

Please consult The WholeNote listings for times and venue details.<br />

University of Toronto Faculty of Music: York University is certainly<br />

not the only world music game in town. Apr 7 the U of T Faculty of<br />

Music presents its World Music Ensembles in concert at Walter Hall.<br />

Featured are the African Drumming and Dancing Ensemble, Latin-<br />

American Percussion Ensemble and Steel Pan Ensemble. I’ve been<br />

attending these concerts since their inception and have never failed to<br />

be inspired by the enthusiasm and musical skill demonstrated.<br />

Quick Picks<br />

Mar 2 the COC’s noon-hour World Music Series presents Avataar.<br />

Directed by saxophonist and composer Sundar Viswanathan the allstar<br />

Toronto group often includes Michael Occhipinti (guitar), Justin<br />

Gray (bass), Felicity Williams (voice), Ravi Naimpally (tabla) and<br />

Giampaolo Scatozza (drum set). They’ll be playing selections from<br />

their recently released album Petal. Arrive early.<br />

BRASH: It is just the sort of weather, however unseasonable,<br />

for “BRASH! A Badass Brass Festival,” presented by Lemon Bucket<br />

Orkestra (LBO) and Small World Music, on Mar 11 and 12 at the Opera<br />

House on Queen St. E. LBO with its high hipster street cred needs no<br />

further introduction in these pages. Ratcheting up the badass quotient<br />

a notch will be Toronto’s Rambunctious and Montreal’s Gypsy Kumbia<br />

Brass Band.<br />

Mar 11, 12 and 13 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre the Raging Asian<br />

Women (RAW) Taiko Drummers perform an evening of stories from<br />

the drummers’ lives, in collaboration with Asian Canadian performers<br />

Teiya Kasahara (voice) and Heidi Chan (percussion and flute).<br />

"Crooked Lines: Stories in Between" involves video vignettes along<br />

with the taiko drummers' trademark ferocity and spirit.<br />

Mar 26 the Small World Music Centre presents a smaller, more intimate<br />

and reflective musical experience, though in no way any less<br />

passionate: the Dilan Ensemble directed by Shahriyar Jamshidi, a<br />

kamancheh (bowed lute) player, composer and vocalist, now settled<br />

in Canada. "In the Shadow of the Fatherland" is a cross section of<br />

the repertoire the Iranian Kurdistan native has devoted his career to<br />

preserving and transmitting. Jamshidi is joined by the tombak (goblet<br />

drum) master Pedram Khavarzamini.<br />

Apr 2 and 3 The Aga Khan Museum continues its impressively inclusive<br />

concert programming, partnering with the venerable presenter<br />

Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto in two concerts titled Raags of the<br />

Gharana Tradition. Apr 2, Maihar gharana (musical school, lineage)<br />

sitarist Anupama Bhagwat and Agra gharana singer Waseem Ahmed<br />

Khan render a selected few of the vast set of Hindustani evening raags.<br />

Apr 3 at 3pm it’s time for a much rarer section of afternoon raags;<br />

many “classical” ragas/raags are associated with four three-hour timeframes<br />

and for maximum effect are performed at those prescribed<br />

times. Sarangi player Ramesh Mishra, a disciple of Ravi Shankar (of<br />

the Maihar gharana), shares the concert with the vocalist Devaki<br />

Pandit who has studied with gurus of both Jaipur and Agra gharanas.<br />

Also on Apr 2 Nagata Shachu, with Kiyoshi Nagata as its music<br />

director, joins one of the city’s leading percussion ensembles TorQ<br />

in concert at the Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre. Expect<br />

an engaging, polished Japanese, Western and world percussion<br />

music mix.<br />

Beat by Beat | Jazz Stories<br />

Changing<br />

Directions<br />

ORI DAGAN<br />

Dollars to doughnuts Amanda Tosoff will win jazz piano fans<br />

in a flash with her stupendously swingin’ version of Rodgers<br />

and Hart’s There’s a Small Hotel from 2013’s Live at the Cellar<br />

with Jodi Proznick on bass and Jesse Cahill on drums. But aside<br />

from the odd standard or bandmate’s original tune, most of Tosoff’s<br />

recordings to date have focused on her own original compositions,<br />

including 2008’s Wait and See which was followed by the prestigious<br />

General Motors Grand Jazz Award at the Festival International de Jazz<br />

de Montréal.<br />

Designed to showcase some of Toronto’s finest local jazz talent,<br />

the TD Discovery Series is a year-long initiative of music and educational<br />

performances created by Toronto Downtown Jazz, producers of<br />

the Toronto Jazz Festival, and supported by TD Bank Group. This year,<br />

Amanda Tosoff’s Words Project is the first of four TD Discovery Series<br />

Special Projects. It finds the pianist, composer and arranger echoing a<br />

welcome tradition in Canadian jazz and creative music: setting poetry<br />

to music with stunning results. As great as the sum of its parts, the<br />

project features the following artists: Felicity Williams, voice; Amanda<br />

Tosoff, piano; Alex Goodman, guitar; Jon Maharaj, bass; Morgan<br />

Childs, drums; Rebekah Wolkstein, violin; Amy Laing, cello. As is<br />

always the case, this will be an evening not to be missed, and advance<br />

tickets are highly recommended.<br />

Amanda Tosoff is a daring improviser and gifted composer. Words,<br />

her fifth release, is a bold move, as evidenced by words taken directly<br />

from her website. “The desire to challenge oneself (and the audience)<br />

is a key component of the DNA of a true artist.” The concept of setting<br />

music to poetry was not planned; it was itself an improvised result of<br />

a composition exercise:<br />

“One day I just decided to find a poem and write a melody to it<br />

– the song on the record called Owl Pellet by Tim Bowling. I had<br />

such a great time doing this that I decided to continue on with this<br />

idea, eventually choosing a bunch of poems that resonated with me.<br />

I have to admit that I hadn’t really checked out much poetry since<br />

high school, but this project has definitely made me more interested<br />

in poetry, and how poems can provide a great starting point for<br />

composition. They give you moods, images, emotions and phrasing<br />

to start with. I definitely feel that this has expanded my composition<br />

skill and also my approach to style. I really look forward to exploring<br />

this more.”<br />

May the fans of William Wordsworth worldwide check out the<br />

opening track Daffodils – it is available for listening on Tosoff’s<br />

YouTube channel. Other sources of text include Canadian poets Carole<br />

Glasser Langille and Laura Lush and song lyrics from talented songsmiths<br />

(and members of Tosoff’s family), Melissa Mansfield and Lloyd<br />

and Ted Tosoff.<br />

At first listen, and very much at the forefront of this project’s<br />

Andrew Timar is a Toronto musician and music writer. He<br />

can be contacted at worldmusic@thewholenote.com.<br />

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ORI DAGAN<br />

Amanda Tosoff and Galen Weston<br />

success, is vocalist Felicity Williams, a musician who shines consistently.<br />

Much admired within the communities of creative music, jazz,<br />

pop and beyond for her pure, unaffected sound, intense vocal range<br />

and endlessly inventive improvisational ability, the York University<br />

Music alumna has worked with a wide range of projects, from<br />

Bahamas to Hobson’s Choice.<br />

“Felicity is amazing,” says Tosoff. “She’s such a great musician<br />

and was perfect for this project. As soon as I wrote the first piece I<br />

heard her singing it. I think it is her beautiful pure tone, but also,<br />

perhaps, her range too. I have to admit that when I was writing these<br />

pieces I was singing a lot to figure out how I wanted my melodies<br />

and phrasing to go. I think that her voice was most similar to mine<br />

in range and the way I wanted the melodies sung – so I guess I wrote<br />

these pieces for myself, but needed a fantastic singer to bring the<br />

songs to life!<br />

Says Felicity Williams:<br />

“Amanda found a way to make the music spring up through the<br />

words, as though both music and words were flowing from the same<br />

point of origin. I think that’s what you have to do when you take<br />

someone else’s poems and set them to music. If you make yourself<br />

receptive to the rhythm and the phrasing of the words themselves, you<br />

can get on their wavelength. And then you extend the creative process,<br />

by making something new.”<br />

Amanda Tosoff’s Words CD release concert takes place at the Music<br />

Gallery on <strong>March</strong> 10 at 8pm, $20 or $18 in advance; and <strong>March</strong> 11 at<br />

8:30pm at The Jazz Room in Waterloo.<br />

Readers who find the setting of poetry to jazz interesting will<br />

want to check out a previous TD Discovery, the Sarah Yeats Project, a<br />

contemporary chamber jazz group that features the poetry of William<br />

Butler Yeats. With original music and arrangements by Sarah Jerrom,<br />

the featured poems are arranged for nine-piece instrumentation<br />

comprised of strings, woodwinds, brass and a traditional jazz rhythm<br />

section. This is a highly ambitious project and Jerrom invites you to<br />

join her crowd funding campaign to complete the recording of The<br />

Yeats Project through her Kapipal page: visit sarahjerrom.com.<br />

Plugged-In Weston: Meanwhile, at galenweston.org you can find<br />

Plugged In, the latest recording from innovative fusion jazz guitarist<br />

Galen Weston (“Not that Galen Weston,” jokes his publicist, citing no<br />

relation to the current executive chairman<br />

and president of Loblaw Companies<br />

Limited). This Galen Weston, owner of a<br />

beautiful new recording studio called the<br />

Rose Room (roseroom.ca) has an extensive<br />

business background, although the music<br />

came first:<br />

“I graduated from Humber College in<br />

1997; they were nice enough to introduce<br />

me to jazz and ruin my life,” he jokes.<br />

“Prior to that I was rocking it out, twohand<br />

tapping. I loved instrumental rock –<br />

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, I was a huge guitar<br />

fan - then I got there and I had to learn all<br />

this vocabulary, speak this new language –<br />

but I fell in love with it.<br />

I never achieved what I wanted to achieve in college – I wasn’t<br />

getting out there and getting to tour with Gary Burton – or anyone,<br />

for that matter. So I wasn’t sure what I would do because I had this<br />

desire to play jazz and fusion and that’s what I wanted to do, but my<br />

ability wasn’t in line with my desire at the point of doing it professionally.<br />

My reading was strong, so I would have been good enough to<br />

lose my mind in a pit band or something, but I was broke, too. Student<br />

loan debts meant that a good paying job for me at that time was eight<br />

dollars an hour at a gas station. And I wanted to stay in Toronto so I<br />

needed a job to make money.”<br />

As a determined self-taught, self-made entrepreneur, Weston went<br />

from making 350 phone calls a day selling penny stocks to becoming<br />

RBC’s most successful rookie.<br />

“The whole company came in and they made me talk about how I<br />

got so successful, and then the next day I quit, it just wasn’t me. I had<br />

enough money to pay off my student debt, but I needed another plan.<br />

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Barbra Lica Quartet with Barbra (vocals), Joel Visentin (piano),<br />

Tom Fleming (guitar), Marc Rogers (bass)<br />

Sunday, <strong>March</strong> 20, 4:00 PM | Jazz Vespers<br />

Lou Pomanti Trio with Lou (piano), Marc Rogers (bass),<br />

Davide Direnzo (drums)<br />

Sunday, April 3, 4:00 PM | Jazz Vespers<br />

Tribute to Duke Ellington with Mike Murley (saxophone),<br />

Mark Eisenman (piano), Pat Collins (bass), Barry Elmes (drums)<br />

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worked hard…seven years later, while the US market tanked, everyone<br />

wanted safe money so they bought annuities, and I had my entire<br />

engine set up for Lead Generation.”<br />

Weston is considered a financial Internet marketing pioneer. His<br />

company AdvisorWorld.com has helped tens of thousands to obtain<br />

successful professional relationships with trusted advisors.<br />

Success has allowed Weston to recently come back to music full<br />

circle, spending his time practising, writing and recording at the<br />

Rose Room Studio. The Galen Weston Band is comprised of David<br />

Woodhead on bass, Al Cross on drums, Matt Horner on keyboards,<br />

Richard Underhill on alto sax and appearances by Rick Lazar on<br />

percussion. The band’s beautifully produced Plugged In album has<br />

been slowly picking up steam online; Song For Daphne has been<br />

played over 136,000 times on SoundCloud as of this writing. As for<br />

gaining exposure in the Toronto music scene, unsurprisingly, Weston<br />

has a plan.<br />

“I’ve always been thinking it’s hard to get Torontonians to music in<br />

general, it’s almost like you have to drag them out by the earlobe. So<br />

I thought, how do I get them there? I had to do something that opens<br />

me up to a theatre audience. I needed to make my show more theatrical<br />

– I don’t like speaking and I’m not very good at it – so this was<br />

kind of inspired by U2 and Pink Floyd – adding a visual element that<br />

people aren’t used to.”<br />

On <strong>March</strong> 26 at the Berkeley Street Theatre, the Galen Weston<br />

Band will be appearing live – and animated! In collaboration with his<br />

uncle, award-winning animator Stephen Weston, the concert experience<br />

will take audience members to a world where “Fantasia meets<br />

Guitar Hero” and where the animations tell the story of the guitarist’s<br />

own journey, or as he puts it: “a tongue-in-cheek meditation on the<br />

struggle for identity in a genre-obsessed world.”<br />

Kudos to the artists who take risks and the audiences who honour<br />

them with ears and cheers.<br />

Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz musician, writer and<br />

educator who can be reached at oridagan.com.<br />

Beat by Beat | Bandstand<br />

From CBA to ABC<br />

Sounding Brass<br />

JACK MACQUARRIE<br />

In last month’s issue I mentioned that, for the first time, Canadian<br />

Band Association, Ontario would be holding a Community Brass<br />

Band Weekend, February 19 to <strong>21</strong>. Unlike previous Community<br />

Band Weekends this one was devoted to the music of the British brass<br />

band movement. For those not familiar with these weekends, this is<br />

not a gathering of bands. Rather it is a weekend of music-making by<br />

individuals who enjoy playing music of the type featured, in this case,<br />

the British Brass Band style. The host band for this weekend was the<br />

Oshawa Civic Band with conductor Rita Arendz.<br />

Most participants were members of such CBA-member bands as<br />

the Weston Silver Band, the Metropolitan Silver Band, the Whitby<br />

Brass Band, the Oshawa Civic Band and others. There were also some<br />

participants without any particular brass band affiliation. As in other<br />

such weekends, participation was open to any brass and percussion<br />

players. The rehearsal and public concert provided an opportunity for<br />

brass musicians not familiar with the genre to experience the unique<br />

sound and some of the repertoire of the brass band movement. Since<br />

there appears to be a resurgence of interest in brass bands and their<br />

music, this might be a suitable time to probe into the world of the<br />

brass band music, its performers and its devotees.<br />

The Characteristics: For starters, let’s look at the differences<br />

between the brass band and what is generally referred to as the<br />

modern day concert band. The principal difference is that a brass band<br />

has no woodwind instruments, i.e. no flutes, clarinets, saxophones,<br />

oboes or bassoons. As well, the brass band has no French horns. The<br />

early brass bands generally had only a single drummer. Nowadays,<br />

many have a larger percussion section including timpani and, in some<br />

cases, melodic percussion.<br />

As for instrumentation, cornets are used rather than trumpets. Of<br />

those, the soprano cornet plays the sort of high register part which<br />

would be played by a flute in a concert band. The E-flat horns (sometimes<br />

called alto and sometimes called tenor) fill in between the<br />

cornets and the baritone horns and trombones. The bass section has<br />

both E-flat and B-flat instruments. Since all of these instruments<br />

except the trombones have a conical bore rather than cylindrical, the<br />

tone has a more mellow quality. The tone is even more mellow for the<br />

flugelhorn which has a much more conical bore.<br />

So what is the difference between a brass band and a silver band?<br />

Silver instruments are brass instruments which have been silver<br />

plated. In the early days, silver instruments were considerably more<br />

expensive than the brass ones, and thus had some snob value for<br />

those bands which could afford them. Today the price difference is not<br />

significant.<br />

Another major difference between brass bands and concert bands<br />

is the musical notation. With the exception of percussion, bass trombone<br />

and some tenor trombone music, all parts are transposed and<br />

written in the treble clef. This means that for every instrument, from<br />

the basses right up to the soprano cornet, the fingering is the same.<br />

So, for beginner classes, group instruction on all of the instruments<br />

is possible. My introduction to band music was in a boys’ brass band,<br />

and our instructional classes always had the range of instruments<br />

from cornets to basses in one class. With this system, if necessary,<br />

players are able to switch more easily between instruments. Thus it is<br />

easier to cover parts when a particular instrument is missing.<br />

As I mentioned, my first band was a boys’ band. That was the norm<br />

then. Girls were usually not permitted in bands. In our band there was<br />

an exception. We actually had two girls. (Since their father happened<br />

to be the bandmaster, that might have made a difference.) It was as<br />

late as 1947 that the student council of the University of Toronto called<br />

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a special debate to finally permit a girl to play in the university band.<br />

Fast forward to <strong>2016</strong> and this band weekend. Two of the most prominent<br />

brass bands in Southern Ontario have women as conductors.<br />

Rita Arendz leads the host Oshawa Civic Band and Fran Harvey has<br />

been leading the Metropolitan Silver Band since 2002.<br />

Brass bands first appeared in Britain in the early part of the 19th<br />

century. With the Industrial Revolution and urbanization, employers<br />

were happy to finance ways to decrease political activity and minimize<br />

the amount of time the workers spent in the pubs. Along with<br />

that Industrial Revolution came a vast improvement in technology and<br />

mechanical skills. Fortuitously these factors coincided with the invention<br />

of valves for brass instruments. Now brass instruments, other<br />

than the trombone, could play chromatically.<br />

It was now possible to produce, in quantity, brass instruments with<br />

good musical quality. There were some other reasons for the rapid<br />

growth in the popularity of brass instruments. Not only was it possible<br />

to mass produce these much more inexpensively than the woodwinds,<br />

but a three-valved, easy-to-hold instrument is much more userfriendly<br />

than a keyed instrument or a stringed instrument.<br />

Company Bands: Employers were now willing and able to provide a<br />

recreational outlet for their workers. In particular, mining companies<br />

and mills fostered company bands. It has been estimated that by<br />

1860 there were over 750 brass bands in England. It would be difficult<br />

to determine which bands still performing have been the longest<br />

running. However, no one is likely to match the claim that the Black<br />

Dyke Mills Band, founded by that name in 1855, has one of the longest<br />

traditions. It has been reported that there are now thousands of brass<br />

bands in the UK.<br />

Since playing a musical instrument was deemed to be an acceptable<br />

social activity, if for no other reason than it kept people from the<br />

pubs and other corrupt activities, abstinence groups began forming<br />

temperance bands. Then in 1878, albeit only as a quartet, the first<br />

Salvation Army band was formed. Since the Salvation Army frequently<br />

took their message to the streets, the portability and weather resistance<br />

of brass instruments had considerable appeal. If a brass instrument<br />

is rained on, simply dry it off. That won’t do for a clarinet or a<br />

violin. While some Salvationist bands did manage to keep their activities<br />

separate from the general brass band movement, there was some<br />

cross-pollination. Long before it became acceptable in the general<br />

band movement, the Salvation Army actively recruited women for<br />

their bands.<br />

Contests: Over time, local contests involving a few neighbouring<br />

bands grew into larger events with more bands. Then, with<br />

the backing of Sir Arthur Sullivan, the first National Brass Band<br />

Championship took place at the Crystal Palace in 1900 with twentynine<br />

bands competing. The test piece was an arrangement of Sullivan’s<br />

compositions and Sullivan conducted the final massed band concert.<br />

Sullivan’s name certainly gave the event an element of respectability;<br />

calls for original music were soon answered by such composers as Sir<br />

Edward Elgar and Gustav Holst.<br />

The <strong>2016</strong> Spode Thundermug<br />

ABC Award<br />

The NBBC remains the principal competition in<br />

the British brass band world. Generally speaking, the<br />

importance of contests has a been a major factor in<br />

the development of top-notch players throughout<br />

the entire brass band movement. Cornetist Herbert L.<br />

Clarke is one shining example of the talent spawned<br />

by such groups. Another that I had the pleasure of<br />

hearing at Massey Hall some years ago was French<br />

virtuoso Maurice André. He started in a company<br />

band in a coal mining town in France.<br />

A New Award: Every once in a while I stray a bit<br />

from the band world to either praise or vilify some<br />

event in the musical world which I have either been<br />

thrilled or appalled by. This month it’s the latter. In<br />

recent years, when major sports events are being televised,<br />

it has become the norm to have some musical<br />

celebrity sing the national anthem rather than play<br />

it so that the audience can sing it in the way that<br />

was intended. Some of these soloists have the intelligence<br />

to lead the singing in that spirit. Some of them<br />

have decided that their personal styling is far more important than<br />

authenticity. For me, the anthem sank to the bottom of a new crevasse<br />

recently at the beginning of the National Basketball Association’s<br />

All-Star Game in Toronto. The “guest artist,” whose facial contortions<br />

matched those of her voice, inflicted considerable pain on all of her<br />

victims from coast to coast. O Canada will never be the same.<br />

Be it hereby proclaimed that henceforth, every February, this<br />

column will award the ABC (the Anthem Butchery Cup) for egotistical<br />

desecration of the national anthem. Nelly Furtado wins the inaugural<br />

award hands down. Nominations for next year’s award are now being<br />

accepted. Send video links to support your case.<br />

Jack MacQuarrie plays several brass instruments and<br />

has performed in many community ensembles. He can<br />

be contacted at bandstand@thewholenote.com.<br />

BARNABY SOUTHGATE<br />

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LISTINGS<br />

A. Concerts in the GTA<br />

IN THIS ISSUE: Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Etobicoke, Markham,<br />

Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oshawa, Richmond Hill,<br />

Scarborough, Toronto Island.<br />

Tuesday <strong>March</strong> 1<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.<br />

Chamber Music Series: Beauty of Baroque.<br />

Featuring chamber music from England,<br />

France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. Tafelmusik<br />

Baroque Orchestra. Richard Bradshaw<br />

Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the<br />

Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-<br />

8231. Free.<br />

● ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/<br />

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime<br />

Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital.<br />

Featuring performance students from the<br />

UofT Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist<br />

Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298.<br />

Free. Donations welcome.<br />

● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.<br />

Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ.<br />

65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free.<br />

● ● 7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Student Composers Concert. Walter<br />

Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University<br />

of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492.<br />

Free.<br />

Music TORONTO<br />

STEVEN<br />

OSBORNE<br />

Pianist<br />

<strong>March</strong> 1 at 8 pm<br />

Ask LUDWIG<br />

● ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Steven Osborne,<br />

piano. Schubert: Impromptus D935 Nos.1 &<br />

4; Debussy: Masques; Images, Book 2; L’ile<br />

joyeuse; Rachmaninoff: Études-Tableaux,<br />

Op.33 Nos.1, 3, 6, 7, 8; Études-Tableaux Op.39:<br />

Nos.2, 5, 7, 8, 9. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence<br />

Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-<br />

366-7723. $55, $50; $10(st); age 18 to 35 – pay<br />

your age.<br />

● ● 8:00: Talisker Players. Spirit Dreaming:<br />

Creation Myths from Around the World.<br />

Somers: Kuyas; Beckwith: Tanu; Ravel: Chansons<br />

Madécasses; Villa-Lobos: Suite for<br />

voice and violin; Jaubert: Chants sahariens;<br />

and other works. Ilana Zarankin, soprano;<br />

Laura McAlpine, mezzo; Andrew Moodie,<br />

reader. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor<br />

St. W. 416- 978-8849. $40; $30(sr); $10(st/<br />

un(der)employed). Pre-concert talk at 7:15.<br />

Also Mar 2.<br />

Wednesday <strong>March</strong> 2<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.<br />

World Music Series: Petal. Avataar marries<br />

Hindustani raag and taal, hardbop<br />

jazz, Brazilian lyricism, electronica, atmospheric<br />

textures and ambiance, Javanese<br />

gamelan and contemporary improvisation.<br />

Sundar Viswanathan, woodwinds and director.<br />

Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four<br />

Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,<br />

145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.<br />

● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.<br />

Noonday Organ Recitals. Conrad Gold, organ.<br />

1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.<br />

● ● 6:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.<br />

Cantatas in the Cathedral. Excerpts from<br />

Bach: St. Matthew Passion BWV244; St.<br />

John Passion BWV245. Soloists from the<br />

Cathedral Choir of St. James; David Briggs,<br />

organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Entry by<br />

donation.<br />

● ● 6:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.<br />

Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets. Rossini:<br />

Overture to La gazza ladra; Paganini:<br />

Sonata per la Gran Viola; Vivaldi: Concerto<br />

for Two Trumpets; Haydn: Sinfonia concertante<br />

in B-flat Hob.I/105. Sarah Jeffrey, oboe;<br />

Michael Sweeney, bassoon; Steven Woomert;<br />

Lake<br />

Huron<br />

7<br />

8<br />

3 4<br />

6<br />

2 1<br />

5<br />

Lake Erie<br />

City of Toronto<br />

Lake Ontario<br />

If you prefer NOT to read through all 356 listings in this section<br />

looking for Pandora Topp or Koerner Hall or<br />

Early Music or Syrinx or Zone 3 then don't.<br />

TheWholeNote.com/index.php/listings/ask-ludwig<br />

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trumpet; James Gardiner, trumpet; Jonathan<br />

Crow, violin and other soloists; Earl Lee,<br />

RBC Resident Conductor; Tom Allen, host;<br />

Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall,<br />

60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. $29.50-$83.75.<br />

● ● 8:00: Living Arts Centre. The Trews<br />

Acoustic. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson<br />

Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-<br />

306-6000. $45-$55.<br />

● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. String Concerts:<br />

Vilde Frang and Michall Lifits. Schubert:<br />

Fantasy in C for Violin and Piano D934;<br />

Lutosławski: Partita; Fauré: Violin Sonata<br />

No.1 Op.13. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre,<br />

273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $30-$65.<br />

● ● 8:00: Talisker Players. Spirit Dreaming:<br />

Creation Myths from Around the World.<br />

See Mar 1.<br />

● ● 9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant.<br />

Wednesday Concert Series: Brazilian Jazz.<br />

Bill McBirnie, flute; Bernie Senensky, piano.<br />

681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. $10 cover.<br />

Reservations recommended.<br />

Thursday <strong>March</strong> 3<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Rachmaninoff:<br />

Preludes of the North. Rachmaninoff:<br />

Preludes Op.32 (excerpts); ​Sherkin: ​Postludes<br />

from Adlivun (2014). Adam Sherkin,<br />

piano. Bluma Appel Lobby, St. Lawrence Centre<br />

for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723.<br />

Free. Presented in partnership with Steinway<br />

Piano Gallery.<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert<br />

Band. In Concert: Classics and Jazz. John<br />

Edward Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights<br />

Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough.<br />

416-346-3910. $10. Incl. coffee and snack.<br />

● ● 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon<br />

at Met. Sergio Orabona, organ. Metropolitan<br />

United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-<br />

363-0331 x26. Free.<br />

● ● 12:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. Faculty Spotlight: Patricia Wait, clarinet<br />

and Mark Chambers, cello. Tribute Communities<br />

Recital Hall, Accolade East Building,<br />

YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free.<br />

● ● 1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.<br />

Music in the Afternoon. Sibelius: String<br />

Quartet in d Op.56 “Voces intimae”; MacMillan:<br />

Tuireadh; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in b<br />

Op.115. Daedalus Quartet; Romie Deguise-<br />

Langlois, clarinet. Walter Hall, Edward<br />

Johnson Building, University of Toronto,<br />

80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. $45.<br />

● ● 7:30: Opera York. Don Pasquale. Donizetti.<br />

Michael Robert Broder (Don Pasquale); Dion<br />

Mazerolle (Dr. Malatesta); Anne Marie Ramos<br />

(Norina); and others; Geoffrey Butler, artistic<br />

director; Renee Salewski, stage director.<br />

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-<br />

787-8811. $40-$50; $110(gala package). With<br />

supertitles. Also Mar 5.<br />

● ● 7:30: Toronto City Opera. L’Elisir d’Amore.<br />

Donizetti. Beatrice Carpino, artistic director;<br />

Adolfo De Santis, conductor. Bickford Centre<br />

Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. $28;<br />

$20(sr); $15(st). Sung in Italian with English<br />

TCOtitles. Also Mar 5.<br />

● ● 8:00: York University Department of<br />

Music. Improv Soiree. An evening of improvisation<br />

in a participatory “open mike” set-up,<br />

hosted by the improv studios of Casey Sokol.<br />

Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East<br />

Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free.<br />

Performers and observers welcome.<br />

Friday <strong>March</strong> 4<br />

● ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime<br />

Recital: Melody Chan, piano. St. Andrew’s<br />

Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.<br />

Classics, opera, operetta, musicals,<br />

ragtime, pop, international and other genres.<br />

Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre,<br />

427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC.<br />

Concert in chapel; lunch and snack friendly.<br />

● ● 7:00: University Settlement Music & Arts<br />

School. End of Term Student Concert. St.<br />

George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-<br />

598-3444 x243. PWYC. Proceeds in support<br />

of Music & Arts School programming.<br />

● ● 7:30: Heliconian Hall. All Aboard on a<br />

Musical Tour of Norway, Australia, Estonia,<br />

Spain, Greece and Russia. Grieg: Songs;<br />

Sculthorpe: Djilile; Works by Pärt, Mompou,<br />

Theodorakis. Paula Arciniega, mezzo; Louise<br />

Morley, Ruth Kazdan, Suzanne Yeo, piano; Rita<br />

Greer, clarinet; Jane Blackstone, voice/piano;<br />

Velma Ko, violin. 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-<br />

3618. $25; free(child).<br />

● ● 7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Diane<br />

Roblin. Featuring all-original, jazz-funk compositions.<br />

Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W.<br />

416-588-0307. $15; free(before 8:00).<br />

● ● 7:30: Opera by Request. La Traviata. Verdi.<br />

Allison Arends, soprano (Violetta); Ryan<br />

Harper, tenor (Alfredo); Andrew Tees, baritone<br />

(Germont); soloists and chorus of U of T<br />

Scarborough Concert Choir (Lenard Whiting,<br />

conductor); William Shookhoff, conductor<br />

and piano. Trinity Presbyterian Church York<br />

Mills, 2737 Bayview Ave. 416-455-2365. $20.<br />

● ● 7:30: Toronto City Opera. Die Fledermaus.<br />

Strauss. Beatrice Carpino, artistic director;<br />

Adolfo De Santis, conductor. Bickford Centre<br />

Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. $28;<br />

$20(sr); $15(st). Sung in English. Also Feb 25,<br />

27, Mar 6(mat).<br />

● ● 7:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. New Chamber Competition Concert.<br />

Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade<br />

East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-<br />

5888. $15; $10(sr/st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra.<br />

The Bold and the Beautiful. Shostakovich:<br />

Festive Overture; Chopin: Piano Concerto;<br />

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.<br />

David Jalbert, piano. Martingrove Collegiate<br />

Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke.<br />

416-239-5665. $30; $25(sr); $15(st). Reflection: Gospel Jazz - Down By the Riverside.<br />

Jake Hiebert Trio. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-<br />

691-8082. Freewill offering.<br />

An Original<br />

Gilbert & Sullivan<br />

Operetta<br />

Chelsea Moor Castle<br />

(or, The Contract to Marry)<br />

<strong>March</strong> 4 - 13<br />

www.northtorontoplayers.com<br />

● ● 8:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea<br />

Moor Castle. Book and Lyrics by Barb Scheffler<br />

and Michael Harms. Selections from Gilbert<br />

and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, The<br />

Mikado, HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers, and<br />

Iolanthe. Justin Ralph, tenor; Laurie Hurst,<br />

mezzo; Barb Scheffler, soprano; Alison Boudreau,<br />

soprano; Julius Fulop, bass. Jubilee<br />

United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-481-4867.<br />

$25; $22(sr); $15(st); free(children under 14).<br />

Also Mar 5 (Gala - 7:00); 6 (2:00); 11 (8:00); 12<br />

(2:00 and 8:00); 13 (2:00).<br />

● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Chamber<br />

Music: Karen Gomyo, Christian Poltéra and<br />

Juho Pohjonen. Haydn: Piano Trio in E Hob.<br />

XV:28; Janáček: Pohádka (Fairy Tale), Violin<br />

Sonata JW7/7; Dvořák: Piano Trio in f Op.65.<br />

Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W.<br />

416-408-0208. $35-$75.<br />

Saturday <strong>March</strong> 5<br />

● ● 3:00: Annex Singers Chamber Choir.<br />

Camerata. Chamber works by Byrd, Victoria,<br />

Morley, Chatman, Gjeilo and The Beatles.<br />

Guest: Mark Chambers, cello; Maria Case,<br />

conductor. St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor<br />

St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416-968-7747. $25; $20(sr);<br />

$15(under 30); free(12 and under). Also 7:30.<br />

● ● 4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and<br />

‘NOON<br />

AT MET’<br />

Free concerts<br />

at 12:15 pm<br />

Music<br />

at Metropolitan<br />

Mar . 3 Sergio Orabona, Organist<br />

der St. Nikolaus Kirche,<br />

Stuttgart<br />

Mar. 10 Michael Fitzgerald,<br />

baritone<br />

Mar. 17 Emily Chiang, pianist<br />

Mar. 24 NO CONCERT<br />

Mar. 31 Sarah Svendsen, organist<br />

Apr. 7 Joshua Ehlebracht,<br />

organist<br />

Metropolitan United Church<br />

56 Queen Street E .,Toronto<br />

416-363-0331 (ext. 26)<br />

www.metunited.org<br />

● ● 7:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea<br />

Moor Castle - Gala Event. See Mar 4 (8:00);<br />

Also Mar 6 (2:00); 11 (8:00); 12 (2:00 and<br />

8:00); 13 (2:00).<br />

● ● 7:30: Annex Singers Chamber Choir. Camerata.<br />

See 3:00.<br />

● ● 7:30: Canadian Men’s Chorus. A Celtic Ceilidh.<br />

Celtic music from around the world.<br />

Mark Sirett: When You Are Old (premiere);<br />

Eleanor Daley: Skye Boat Song; Lake Isle of<br />

Innisfree; and others. Greg Rainville, director;<br />

Christina Faye, piano; Julie Ourceau, fiddle;<br />

Amy O’Neil, flute; Bill Kervin, bodhran; Thomas<br />

Power, guitar. The Music Gallery, 197 John St.<br />

519-305-1351. $35/$30(adv); $30/$25(under<br />

30)(adv).<br />

● ● 7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra.<br />

Inside Out: Living Our Passion. Schubert:<br />

Unfinished Symphony; Rodgers & Hammerstein:<br />

The King and I; E. Bernstein: Magnificent<br />

Seven; Beethoven: Egmont Overture;<br />

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo).<br />

Guest: Andrew Chung, conductor. St. Luke’s<br />

United Church, 353 Sherbourne St. 647-977-<br />

6058. $20/$18(adv); $15(st).<br />

● ● 7:30: Jubilate Singers. Winter Warmth:<br />

Latin American Voices. Works by Villa-<br />

Lobos, Ramirez, Guastavino and Moruja;<br />

traditional songs and rhythms. Guest: Rodrigo<br />

Chavez, charango, guitar and Latin percussion.<br />

St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican<br />

Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-485-1988. $25;<br />

$20(sr/st).<br />

● ● 7:30: Opera by Request. Così fan tutte.<br />

Mozart. Ontario Opera Collaborative; Morgan<br />

Strickland, soprano (Fiordiligi); Heidi Jost,<br />

mezzo (Dorabella); Jeffrey Boyd, tenor (Ferrando);<br />

Kyle Merrithew, baritone (Guglielmo);<br />

Misty Banyard, soprano (Despina); Norman<br />

Brown, baritone (Don Alfonso); Frederic<br />

La Croix, conductor and piano. College<br />

Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-<br />

455-2365. $20.<br />

Jubilate<br />

singers<br />

Winter<br />

Warmth<br />

LATIN<br />

AMERICAN<br />

VOICES<br />

featuring works by<br />

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS<br />

Featuring some<br />

with a brief re<br />

Sunda<br />

Joe Se<br />

Paul N<br />

guest instrumentalist Sunday, <strong>March</strong> 6 at<br />

RODRIGO CHAVEZ RUSS LITTLE QUINTE<br />

Saturday Christ <strong>March</strong> Church 5, 7:30 Deer pm Park, 15<br />

St. Simon-the-Apostle (north of St. Clair Church at Heath St.)<br />

www.thereslifehere.org Admissi<br />

jubilatesingers.ca<br />

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● ● 7:30: Opera York. Don Pasquale. See<br />

Mar 3.<br />

● ● 7:30: Tallis Choir. Palestrina, Prince of<br />

Music. A recreation of the Papal Office of<br />

Compline as it may have been celebrated<br />

by Pope Clement VIII in the Sistine Chapel<br />

on September 7, 1593, sung by candlelight.<br />

Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; O Magnum<br />

Mysterium; Salve Regina. Peter Mahon,<br />

conductor. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church<br />

(Toronto), 131 McCaul St. 416-286-9798. $30;<br />

$25(sr); $10(st).<br />

● ● 7:30: Toronto City Opera. L’Elisir d’Amore.<br />

See Mar 3.<br />

● ● 7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. Bring<br />

Home Beethoven. Beethoven: Violin Concerto;<br />

Symphony No.7. Michael Adamson,<br />

violin. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora),<br />

79 Victoria St., Aurora. 905-727-6101. $20;<br />

$15(sr/st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Anne Walker:<br />

Down the Horseshoe Valley Road CD Release.<br />

Multi-media, with images and vintage photos.<br />

Anne Walker, vocals/guitar; Paul Mills, guitars;<br />

Shane Cook, fiddle; and others. St.<br />

Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd.<br />

416-264-2235. $25/$22(adv). Wheelchair<br />

accessible; free parking.<br />

● ● 8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto.<br />

Through the song: From Félix Leclerc to<br />

Francis Cabrel. Welcome Soleil (Guy Smagghe,<br />

vocals; Bernard Dionne, bass; Philippe<br />

Lafaury, guitar/mandolin; Paddy Morgan, percussion).<br />

24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. $15;<br />

$10(sr/st/members).<br />

● ● 8:00: Jazz Performance and Education<br />

Centre. Jazz ‘n’ Pizazz: Jane Fair Rosemary<br />

Galloway Quintet. Jane Fair, saxophone; Rosemary<br />

Galloway, bass; Nancy Walker, piano;<br />

Lina Allemano, trumpet; Nick Fraser, drums.<br />

Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.,<br />

North York. 416-461-7744. $30; $20(st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. Matt<br />

Andersen. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.<br />

416-872-4255. $29.50-$59.50.<br />

● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz: Brian<br />

Blade and The Fellowship Band. Koerner Hall,<br />

Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.<br />

$40-$80.<br />

● ● 8:00: Scaramella. Délices de la solitude.<br />

Mélisande Corriveau, pardessus; Joëlle Morton,<br />

basse de viole; Eric Milnes, clavecin.<br />

Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-<br />

760-8610. $30; $25(sr); $20(st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. The Four Seasons:<br />

Vivaldi and Shostakovich. Vivaldi: Four<br />

Seasons; Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony<br />

Op.110a. Mary-Elizabeth Brown, violin; Xiaohan<br />

Guo, violin; Alex Toskov, violin; Tanya<br />

Charles, violin. Toronto Centre for the Arts,<br />

5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-499-0403.<br />

$42; $35(sr); $19(arts/non-profit worker).<br />

● ● 8:00: Somewhere There/Arraymusic.<br />

Triple CD Release Party. Array Space,<br />

155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. $10 or PWYC.<br />

● ● 8:00: St. Barnabas Anglican Church.<br />

Old Wood - New Seeds. CD launch and concert.<br />

Appalachian Colours; Fallstaffe’s<br />

Lament and Charade; Ancient Waters. William<br />

Beauvais, guitar; Guest: Joseph Apong,<br />

guitar. 361 Danforth Ave. 416-653-2205.<br />

$25(includes CD); $20; $15(sr/st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Fragile<br />

Absolute. Kurtág: The Answered Unanswered<br />

Question; Dean: Viola Concerto;<br />

Pateras: Fragile Absolute; Lau: Concerto<br />

A. Concerts in the GTA<br />

Grosso for Orchestra, String Quartet, and<br />

Turntables (world premiere/TSO Commission).<br />

Afiara Quartet, string quartet; Skratch<br />

Bastid, turntables and effects; Peter Oundjian,<br />

conductor and host; Brett Dean, conductor<br />

and viola. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.<br />

416-598-3375. $33.75-$148.<br />

● ● 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Songs Are Like Tattoos:<br />

Tribute to Joni Mitchell. Ryan Granville-<br />

Martin, Chris Gartner, Joel Schwartz, Joan<br />

Besen and Ernie Tollar; Mia Sheard, host.<br />

Guests: Ben Gunning, Brenna MacCrimmon,<br />

Jocelyn Barth, Steven Foster and Felicity Williams.<br />

2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604.<br />

$27.50/$25(adv).<br />

Sunday <strong>March</strong> 6<br />

● ● 1:00: Spadina Museum. From the Home<br />

Front to the Western Front. Patriotic ditties,<br />

marching songs and instrumental selections<br />

from the First World War. Ian Bell, piano/<br />

concertina/banjo/button accordion/guitar.<br />

285 Spadina Rd. 416-392-6910. $15; $10(sr/<br />

youth); $8(child). Light refreshments. Preregistration<br />

required.<br />

● ● 2:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea<br />

Moor Castle. See Mar 4 (8:00); Also Mar 11<br />

(8:00); 12 (2:00 and 8:00); 13 (2:00).<br />

● ● 2:00: Pickering Community Band. Here<br />

Comes Spring. Barry Sears, vocalist. Forest<br />

Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Dr.,<br />

Ajax. 905-427-5443. $15; $10(sr/under 18).<br />

Songmasters: Le<br />

travail du peintre<br />

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2PM<br />

MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL<br />

TICKETS 0N SALE NOW: 416.408.0208<br />

WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA<br />

● ● 2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters:<br />

Le travail du peintre. Works by Poulenc,<br />

Debussy, Fauré, Wolf, and others. Mireille<br />

Asselin, soprano; Brett Polegato, baritone;<br />

Peter Tiefenbach and Rachel Andrist, piano.<br />

Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory,<br />

273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $25.<br />

● ● 2:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective/<br />

Arrraymusic. Pop-Up Afternoon Concert.<br />

Works by Bartók, Stravinsky, Feldman and<br />

Bunch. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-970-<br />

4162. $10.<br />

● ● 2:00: Toronto City Opera. Die Fledermaus.<br />

See Mar 4.<br />

● ● 2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket<br />

(VPAN). Campbell/Afiara. Works<br />

from Mozart to Brazilian choros new urban<br />

music. James Campbell, clarinet; Graham<br />

Campbell, guitar; Afiara String Quartet.<br />

Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres.,<br />

Newmarket. 905-953-5122. $30; $25(sr);<br />

$10(st).<br />

● ● 3:00: Kingston Road Village Concert Series.<br />

Toronto Violin Summit. Celtic fiddling,<br />

Norwegian Hardanger and jazz. Rebekah<br />

Wolkstein, Chris McKhool, Anne Lederman<br />

and Drew Jurecka. Kingston Road United<br />

Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6091. $20;<br />

$10(st); free(under 13).<br />

● ● 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Shamrocks at<br />

the Symphony. Celebration of Irish music.<br />

Grainger: Country Derry (Londonderry Air);<br />

Molly on the Shore; Hardiman (arr. Moore):<br />

Music from Lord of the Dance; Whelan: Riverdance<br />

Suite. Guest conductor, William Rowson;<br />

guest performers, Irish Folk Dancers.<br />

George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St.<br />

1-855-985-2787. $43; $37(sr); $15(child/OTopus<br />

14-29). 2:15: pre-concert chat.<br />

● ● 3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ<br />

Recital. Works by Bach. Matthew Whitfield,<br />

organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-859-7464. Free.<br />

Retiring collection.<br />

Pianists: 4 hands<br />

Lisa Tahara<br />

Narmina Afandiyeva<br />

Sunday <strong>March</strong> 6, 3pm<br />

Heliconian Hall<br />

SyrinxConcerts.ca<br />

● ● 3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. 4 Hands<br />

for Fun. Chopin: Scherzo No.3 in c-sharp;<br />

Scriabin: Fantasy Op.28; works by Dvořák,<br />

Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla and Menzefricke.<br />

Narmina Efendiyeva and Lisa Tahara,<br />

piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.<br />

416-654-0877. $25; $20(st). Post-concert<br />

reception.<br />

● ● 3:30: Junction Trio. Evensong with Schola<br />

Magdalena. Works by Orlando di Lasso,<br />

Hildegard of Bingen and Stephanie Martin.<br />

Guests: Schola Magdalena; Junction Trio:<br />

Jamie Thompson, flute; Ivana Popovic, violin;<br />

Raphael Weinroth-Browne, cello. St. Anne’s<br />

Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-<br />

536-3160. PWYC. Refreshments.<br />

● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.<br />

Twilight Organ Series. Ian Sadler, organ.<br />

65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free.<br />

● ● 4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene.<br />

Organ music by César Franck. Andrew<br />

Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene<br />

(Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz<br />

Vespers: Barbra Lica Quartet. Barbra Lica,<br />

vocals; Joel Visentin, piano; Marc Rogers,<br />

bass; Tom Fleming, guitar. 25 St. Phillips Rd.,<br />

Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering.<br />

● ● 4:00: Vivace Vox. Choral Concert: Highlights<br />

from Les Misérables. Linda Eyman,<br />

music director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre,<br />

427 Bloor St. W. 416-455-9238. $20; $15(sr/<br />

st).<br />

● ● 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers.<br />

Russ Little Quintet. 1570 Yonge St. 416-<br />

920-5<strong>21</strong>1. Free. Donations welcome.<br />

● ● 4:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Sound<br />

of Eternity. Bach: Mass in b; Bastian Clevé:<br />

Sound of Eternity (film: Canadian premiere).<br />

Jennifer Krabbe, soprano; Anita Krause,<br />

mezzo; Charles Sy, tenor; Geoffrey Sirett,<br />

baritone; Chorus Niagara; Orpheus Choir; Talisker<br />

Players. Metropolitan United Church<br />

(Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-530-4428. $35;<br />

$30(sr); $10(st). Also Mar 5 (St. Catharines).<br />

● ● 6:00: Teo Milea. My Piano Stories. Original<br />

piano works. Milea: Agony and Ecstasy; Sarabanda;<br />

Cathedral. Teo Milea, piano. Music Gallery,<br />

197 John St. 647-877-2607. $20; $15(st).<br />

● ● 7:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Shine! A<br />

concert to support the Shine Music Bursary<br />

for youth. Julian Taylor, Simone Denny and<br />

others. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-<br />

588-0307. $25.<br />

● ● 7:00: Steven Taetz. Stevie Swings Softly: A<br />

Tribute to Rosemary Clooney. Steven Taetz,<br />

vocals; Ewen Farncombe, piano; Scott Neary,<br />

guitar; Irene Harrett, bass; Andrew Miller,<br />

drums. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 416-363-<br />

5299. $12.<br />

● ● 8:00: Somewhere There/Arraymusic.<br />

Jeffrey Roberts, Quoin. Array Space,<br />

155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. Price not<br />

available.<br />

● ● 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Enter the Haggis.<br />

2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604.<br />

$25/$22.50(adv).<br />

Monday <strong>March</strong> 7<br />

Ensembles from<br />

THE TORONTO<br />

SYMPHONY<br />

YOUTH ORCHESTRA<br />

<strong>March</strong> 7<br />

www.associates-tso.org<br />

● ● 7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony<br />

Orchestra. Ensembles from the<br />

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Schubert:<br />

Octet in F D803; Mendelssohn: String<br />

Quartet No.2 Op.13; Dvořák: String Quartet<br />

No.12 in F Op.96 “American”; Copland: Fanfare<br />

for the Common Man; Kopetzki: Le Chant du<br />

Serpent; Weait: Rainy River. Trinity-St. Paul’s<br />

Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-282-6636. $20;<br />

$17(sr/st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Blythwood Winds. The New World<br />

(in four acts). Examining four different<br />

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musical voices born from the common legacy<br />

of European colonization. D’Rivera:<br />

Aires Tropicalis; Carter: Wind Quintet; Running:<br />

Aria and Quodlibet; Estacio: Sinfonietta.<br />

Tim Crouch, flute; Elizabeth Eccleston, oboe;<br />

Anthony Thompson, clarinet; Michael Macaulay,<br />

bassoon; Curtis Vander Hyden, horn.<br />

Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 647-567-<br />

7906. $20/$15(adv); $10(sr/st).<br />

Tuesday <strong>March</strong> 8<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.<br />

World Music Series: Music of Ireland. The<br />

Danforth Four. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,<br />

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.<br />

Late seating is not available.<br />

● ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/<br />

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime<br />

Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital. Featuring<br />

students from the Glenn Gould School.<br />

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge<br />

St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome.<br />

● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday<br />

Organ Series. Matthew Whitfield, organ.<br />

65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: The Social Mystics. CD Release Concert:<br />

Coming out of Darkness. Tranzac Club,<br />

292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137. PWYC;<br />

$10(suggested). CDs $15. CD sales support<br />

Creative Works Studio.<br />

● ● 8:00: Soundstreams. The Music of James<br />

MacMillan. MacMillan: Seven Last Words<br />

from the Cross; The Gallant Weaver; Schafer:<br />

In Memoriam Alberto Guerrero; Three<br />

Hymns (from The Fall into Light); Rolfe: When<br />

Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d; Nystedt:<br />

Immortal Bach. Choir <strong>21</strong>; Virtuoso String<br />

Orchestra. Guest: Sir James MacMillan, conductor.<br />

Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St.<br />

W. 416-408-0208. $22-$67.50. 7:00: pre-concert<br />

chat.<br />

● ● 8:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Isn’t<br />

Life Grand. CD Release. Mike Herriott; Off The<br />

Road Band. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W.<br />

416-588-0307. $20.<br />

Wednesday <strong>March</strong> 9<br />

● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.<br />

Noonday Organ Recitals. Thomas Fitches,<br />

organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. York University Chamber Choir. Robert<br />

Cooper, interim conductor; Ted Moroney,<br />

accompanist. Tribute Communities Recital<br />

Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele<br />

St. 416-736-5888. $15; $10(sr/st).<br />

● ● 8:00: The Oratory, Holy Family Church.<br />

Oratorium Saeculare. Byrd: Lamentations<br />

of Jeremiah; Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah,<br />

Parts I and 2; Lenten Meditation by a<br />

Father of the Oratory; Sung Compline (Da Victoria<br />

(attrib.): Nunc Dimittis a 5; Morales: Ave<br />

Regina a 5). Simon Honeyman and Jessica<br />

Wright, altos; Jamie Tuttle and Michael Pius<br />

Taylor, tenors; and others; Philip Fournier,<br />

conductor. Oratory, Holy Family Church,<br />

1372 King St. W. 416-532-2879. Free: donations<br />

welcomed. Free parking.<br />

● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Two<br />

Memorials: Anton Webern and John Lennon.<br />

Ledger: Two Memorials (for Anton Webern<br />

and John Lennon); Frehner/Mettler: New<br />

Work for Film and Orchestra; Dean: Dramatis<br />

personae for Trumpet and Orchestra. Håkan<br />

Hardenberger, trumpet; Peter Oundjian, conductor<br />

and host; Brett Dean, conductor. Roy<br />

Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375.<br />

$33.75-$148.<br />

● ● 9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant.<br />

Wednesday Concert Series. Ted Quinlan, guitar;<br />

Mike Downes, bass. 681 St. Clair Ave.<br />

W. 416-658-5687. $10 cover. Reservations<br />

recommended.<br />

Thursday <strong>March</strong> 10<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.<br />

Chamber Music Series: Brass Brilliance. Brass<br />

chamber works from the past 100 years.<br />

National Ballet Brass Quintet. Richard Bradshaw<br />

Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for<br />

the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-<br />

8231. Free. Late seating is not available.<br />

● ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Thursdays at Noon: Oregano Percussion.<br />

Works by Colton, Satie, Antonio<br />

Lauro, Miles Wright, Ben Whalund and Dan<br />

Moore. Michelle Colton and Alejandro Cespedes,<br />

percussion; Emily Chiang, piano. Walter<br />

Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of<br />

Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.<br />

● ● 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon<br />

at Met. Michael Fitzgerald, baritone. Metropolitan<br />

United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St.<br />

E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.<br />

● ● 12:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. World at Midday: Alanna and Colleen<br />

Jenish Ensemble. Martin Family Lounge,<br />

Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St.<br />

647-459-0701. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Canadian Music Centre. Truth North<br />

Stories. Works by Anhalt and Morawetz. Adam<br />

Sherkin, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601<br />

x202. $20; $15(CMC members/arts workers).<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Opera Series: Paul Bunyan. By Benjamin<br />

Britten. University of Toronto Opera; Mac-<br />

Millan Singers (Hilary Apfelstadt, director);<br />

Michael Patrick Albano, director; Fred Peruzza<br />

and Lisa Magill, design; Sandra Horst, conductor.<br />

MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson<br />

Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $40;<br />

$25(sr); $10(st). Also Mar 11, 12, 13(mat).<br />

● ● 7:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. Faculty Concert Series: Michael Coghlan<br />

and Friends. Michael Coghlan, piano;<br />

Leslie Fagan, soprano; Elgin String Quartet;<br />

Red Zone Percolators. Tribute Communities<br />

Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU,<br />

4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. $15; $10(sr/st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Music Toronto. collectif9. Works<br />

by Brahms, Shostakovich, Bartók, Schnittke,<br />

Hindemith and others. Jane Mallett Theatre,<br />

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St.<br />

E. 416-366-7723. $<strong>21</strong>.50; $10(st).<br />

●●8:00: Music Gallery/Amanda Tosoff.<br />

Words CD Release. Amanda Tosoff, piano;<br />

Felicity Williams, vocals; Alex Goodman, guitar;<br />

Jon Maharaj, bass; Morgan Childs,<br />

drums; and others. Music Gallery, 197 John St.<br />

416-204-1080. $20; $18(adv); $10(st/members).<br />

Also Mar 11(Waterloo).<br />

● ● 8:00: Tapestry Opera/Scottish Opera/<br />

Music Theatre Wales. The Devil Inside. Based<br />

on Stevenson: The Bottle Imp. Rachel Kelly,<br />

Ben McAteer, Steven Page; Nicholas Sharatt;<br />

Players of the Scottish Opera Orchestra; Louise<br />

Welsh, libretto; Stuart MacRae, composer;<br />

Matthew Richardson, director. Harbourfront<br />

Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-<br />

4000 x1. $29-$105. Also Mar 12, 13(mat).<br />

● ● 8:00: Terra Cotta Financial Group. An<br />

Evening with David Garrett & Band. Jackson:<br />

Smooth Criminal; Coldplay: Viva La Vida; and<br />

other works. David Garrett, violin; and others;<br />

Orchestra accompaniment. Roy Thomson<br />

Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $95-$250.<br />

● ● 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Steve Hill and Paul<br />

Reddick. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604.<br />

$25/$20(adv).<br />

Friday <strong>March</strong> 11<br />

● ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime<br />

Recital: Jordan Klapman, jazz piano. St.<br />

Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-<br />

5600 x231. Free.<br />

● ● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.<br />

Classics, opera, operetta, musicals,<br />

ragtime, pop, international and other genres.<br />

Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre,<br />

427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC.<br />

Concert in chapel; lunch and snack friendly.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Opera Series: Paul Bunyan. See<br />

Mar 10; Also Mar 12, 13(mat).<br />

● ● 8:00: Barry Livingston Group. CD Release:<br />

Jazz at Oscar’s. Barry Livingston, piano; Suba<br />

Sankaran, vocals; Colleen Allen, sax; George<br />

Koller, bass; Paul Fitterer, drums. Hart House,<br />

Arbor Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-<br />

2452. Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Great Artist<br />

Music Series: Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano.<br />

22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. $34;<br />

$28(sr/st).<br />

Great Artist<br />

Music Series<br />

presents<br />

Soyeon<br />

Kate Lee, piano<br />

Friday, <strong>March</strong> 11,<br />

8 pm<br />

auroraculturalcentre.ca<br />

905 713-1818<br />

●●8:00: Montreal Chamber Music Society.<br />

Maxim Vengerov In Recital. Works<br />

by Brahms, Ysayë, Franck and Paganini.<br />

Maxim Vengerov, violin; Patrice Laré, piano.<br />

60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $50-$100.<br />

Maxim Vengerov<br />

in recital<br />

Roy Thomson Hall<br />

<strong>March</strong> 11 th <strong>2016</strong> at 8 p.m.<br />

www.smcm.ca<br />

●●8:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea<br />

Moor Castle. See Mar 4 (8:00). Also Mar 12<br />

(2:00 and 8:00); 13 (2:00).<br />

● ● 8:00: Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers.<br />

Crooked Lines: Stories in Between.<br />

Japanese Taiko drumming with video<br />

vignettes. Miyake; Yatai Bayashi; Isamigoma;<br />

Sempu (Ontario premiere). Guests: Teiya<br />

Kasahara, voice; Heidi Chan, flute and percussion.<br />

Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis<br />

St. 416-671-7256. $25; $15(st/income challenged).<br />

Also Mar 12, 13(mat).<br />

● ● 8:00: Toronto Consort. Beowulf. Epic tale<br />

of the European bardic tradition, the battle<br />

between the hero Beowulf and the monster<br />

Grendel. Benjamin Bagby, voice and Anglo-<br />

Saxon harp. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne<br />

Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337.<br />

$24-$57; $22-$52(sr); $10(st/30 and under).<br />

7:00: pre-concert talk. Also Mar 12.<br />

● ● 10:00: BRASH Festival. Lemon Bucket Orkestra<br />

and More! Opera House, 735 Queen St.<br />

E. 416-466-0313. $30/$20(adv). Also Mar 12.<br />

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Saturday <strong>March</strong> 12<br />

● ● 2:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea<br />

Moor Castle. See Mar 4 (8:00). Also 8:00<br />

and Mar 13.<br />

● ● 4:30: Royal Conservatory. Phil and Eli Taylor<br />

Performance Academy for Young Artists:<br />

Showcase Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall,<br />

Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-<br />

0208. Free - ticket required.<br />

KNOCKING<br />

AT THE<br />

HELLGATE<br />

RUSSELL BRAUN, BARITONE<br />

MAR 12 | TSO.CA<br />

● ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.<br />

Knocking at the Hellgate. Jonny Greenwood:<br />

Water; Dean: Knocking at the Hellgate;<br />

Skratch Bastid: Festival Remix. Russell Braun,<br />

baritone; Skratch Bastid, turntables; Peter<br />

Oundjian, conductor and host; Brett Dean,<br />

conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.<br />

416-598-3375. $33.75-$107.<br />

● ● 7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir.<br />

Choral Concert. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian<br />

Church (Markham), 143 Main St. N., Markham.<br />

905-294-4736. $25.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Opera Series: Paul Bunyan. See<br />

A. Concerts in the GTA<br />

Cathedral Bluffs<br />

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA<br />

Norman Reintamm<br />

Artistic Director/Principal Conductor<br />

Mar 10; Also Mar 13(mat).<br />

● ● 8:00: Aga Khan Museum/Rumi Canada.<br />

Reflections on Hafiz. Ostad Saeed Farajpoori,<br />

kamancheh; Fariba Davodi, vocals; Bamdad<br />

Fotouhi, tombak/daf; Ehsan Gaffari, tar;<br />

Sheniz Janmohamed, English translations;<br />

Farzad AttarJafari, dance. Aga Khan Museum<br />

Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. $45<br />

and up, $40.50(members); $36(sr/st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra.<br />

Mozart and Mendelssohn. Mozart: Concerto<br />

for Flute and Harp; Mendelssohn:<br />

Symphony No.2 “Lobgesang” Op.52. Esther<br />

Choi, flute; Angela Schwarzkopf, harp; University<br />

of Toronto Scarborough Campus Choir;<br />

Ensemble Tryptych Concert Choir; Redeemer<br />

University College Concert Choir; Norman<br />

Reintamm, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese<br />

Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto,<br />

5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-<br />

879-5566. $34; $29(sr/st); free(under 12).<br />

7:15: Pre-concert talk.<br />

Saturday <strong>March</strong> 12, <strong>2016</strong> 8 pm<br />

MOZART: Concerto for Flute & Harp<br />

Guest Soloists: ESTHER CHOI flute ANGELA SCHWARZKOPF harp<br />

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 2<br />

(Lobgesang or Hymn of Praise)<br />

University of Toronto Scarborough Concert Choir<br />

Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir<br />

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT 4 | TICKETS: REGULAR – $34 adult $29 senior/student<br />

PREMIUM – $54 adult $44 senior/student (under age 12, free)<br />

P.C. HoTheatre 5183 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough<br />

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an<br />

agency of the Government of Ontario<br />

●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Beowulf. Epic tale<br />

of the European bardic tradition, the battle<br />

between the hero Beowulf and the monster<br />

cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566<br />

Grendel. Benjamin Bagby, voice and Anglo-<br />

Saxon harp. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne<br />

Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337.<br />

$24-$57; $22-$52(sr); $10(st/30 and under).<br />

7:00: pre-concert talk. Also Mar 11.<br />

●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Johannes<br />

Moller. Works by Barrios, Giuliani and Moller.<br />

Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964-<br />

8298. $30; $25(sr/st).<br />

●●8:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea<br />

Moor Castle. See Mar 4 (8:00). Also Mar 13<br />

(2:00).<br />

● ● 8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Pops Series:<br />

Lighthouse/Ontario Philharmonic Strings.<br />

Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E.,<br />

Oshawa. 905-7<strong>21</strong>-3399 x2. $45-$56. Benefit<br />

concert.<br />

● ● 8:00: Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers.<br />

Crooked Lines: Stories in Between. See<br />

Mar 11; Also Mar 13(mat).<br />

● ● 8:00: Tapestry Opera/Scottish Opera/<br />

Music Theatre Wales. The Devil Inside. See<br />

Mar 10; Also Mar 13(mat).<br />

●●10:00: BRASH Festival. Lemon Bucket Orkestra<br />

and More! See Mar 11.<br />

Sunday <strong>March</strong> 13<br />

● ● 1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles:<br />

Ensemble MidtVest. Interactive version<br />

for children ages 5 to 11; adults welcome. Nielsen:<br />

Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano Op.2;<br />

Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat<br />

K452; Schubert: Introduction and Variations<br />

on “Trockne Blumen” for Flute and Piano<br />

D802 Op.posth.160; Brahms: Clarinet Trio in a<br />

Op.114. Martin Qvist Hansen, piano; Charlotte<br />

Norholt, flute; Peter Kristein, oboe; Charles<br />

Neidich, clarinet; Yavor Petkov, bassoon; and<br />

others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building,<br />

University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-<br />

922-3714 x103. $13. 3:15: main performance.<br />

● ● 2:00: North Toronto Players. Chelsea<br />

Moor Castle. See Mar 4 (8:00).<br />

● ● 2:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Attila Glatz Concert<br />

Productions. Vienna Mozart Orchestra.<br />

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; The Turkish<br />

<strong>March</strong>; overtures and duets from Marriage of<br />

Figaro and Magic Flute; and other works. Roy<br />

Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255.<br />

$49.50-$125.00. Period costumes.<br />

● ● 2:30: Toronto Early Music Centre. Musically<br />

Speaking. Works by Von Bingen; and<br />

other related works. Andrea Gerhardt and<br />

Michael Franklin: vocals, harp, flute, recorders,<br />

reed pipe and other instruments. St.<br />

David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave.<br />

416-464-7610. PWYC.<br />

● ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Opera Series: Paul Bunyan. See<br />

Mar 10.<br />

● ● 3:00: Evelina Soulis. Concert and Cake.<br />

Evelina Soulis Celebrates Her 50th Birthday.<br />

Brahms: Rhapsody No.2, Op.79; Duo<br />

Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op.78; Debussy:<br />

Estampes; De Falla: Siete Canciones Populares<br />

Españolas; Monteverdi: Pur ti miro;<br />

Bizet: piano duets. Maria Soulis and Katerina<br />

Utochkina, mezzos; Emily Sun, violin; David<br />

Barker, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton<br />

Ave. 647-739-9844. $20. Proceeds go to Tapestry’s<br />

‘Youth Inside Opera’ program.<br />

● ● 3:00: Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers.<br />

Crooked Lines: Stories in Between. See<br />

Mar 11(eve).<br />

● ● 3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Kaffeemusik:<br />

A Voice of Her Own. Prof. Katherine<br />

R. Larson, narrator. Guest: Elizabeth Anderson,<br />

conductor. Church of the Redeemer,<br />

162 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1695. $30; $25(sr);<br />

$12.50(under 30). Coffee and refreshments.<br />

Donations to support Plan Canada.<br />

● ● 3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Ensemble<br />

MidtVest: Canadian Debut. Nielsen: Fantasy<br />

Pieces for Oboe and Piano Op.2; Mozart: Quintet<br />

for Piano and Winds in E-flat K452; Schubert:<br />

Introduction and Variations on “Trockne<br />

Blumen” for Flute and Piano D802 Op. posth.<br />

160; Brahms: Clarinet Trio in a Op.114. Martin<br />

Qvist Hansen, piano; Charlotte Norholt, flute;<br />

Peter Kristein, oboe; Charles Neidich, clarinet;<br />

Yavor Petkov, bassoon; and others. Walter<br />

Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University<br />

TORONTO<br />

EARLY<br />

MUSIC<br />

CENTRE<br />

Musically<br />

Speaking<br />

Sun Mar 13, 2:30pm<br />

Celebrate the arrival<br />

of spring with<br />

Michael Franklin<br />

& Andrea Gerhardt!<br />

Music for recorder, flute,<br />

harp and sruti box.<br />

St. David’s Anglican Church,<br />

49 Donlands Avenue<br />

torontoearlymusic.org<br />

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of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714<br />

x103. $30; $20(under 30). 1:15: Music and<br />

Truffles family concert.<br />

● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.<br />

Twilight Organ Series. Ian Sadler, organ.<br />

65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free.<br />

● ● 4:00: Tapestry Opera/Scottish Opera/<br />

Music Theatre Wales. The Devil Inside. See<br />

Mar 10.<br />

● ● 5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Adam<br />

Zukiewicz, piano. Works by Chopin, Liszt<br />

and Dvořák. St. Wenceslaus Church,<br />

496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481-7294. $25;<br />

$15(st).<br />

QUASAR QUARTET<br />

Sun. Mar. 13 | The Music Gallery<br />

www.NewMusicConcerts.com<br />

● ● 8:00: New Music Concerts/Music Gallery.<br />

Quasar Saxophone Quartet. Laporte:<br />

Incantation; LeBlanc: Fil Rouge; Edwards:<br />

Predator Drone MQ-1; A. Hamel: Brumes<br />

matinales et textures urbaines; P.A. Tremblay:<br />

Les pâleurs de la lune. Music Gallery, 197 John<br />

St. 416-961-9594. $35; $25(sr/arts workers);<br />

$10(st). 7:15: Introduction.<br />

Monday <strong>March</strong> 14<br />

● ● 12:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental<br />

Concert featuring Student Soloists.<br />

Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade<br />

East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-<br />

0701. Free.<br />

Tuesday <strong>March</strong> 15<br />

● ● 11:30am: York University Department of<br />

Music. Vocal Masterclass: Bruce Ubukata.<br />

Young singers from classical vocal performance<br />

studios of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie<br />

Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan<br />

and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities<br />

Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU,<br />

4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free.<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.<br />

Vocal Series: Opera Interactive. Interactive<br />

concert of arias and sing-along choruses.<br />

Young artists of the COC Ensemble Studio;<br />

Kyra Millan, soprano and opera educator.<br />

Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four<br />

Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,<br />

145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Late<br />

seating is not available.<br />

● ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/<br />

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime<br />

Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital.<br />

Featuring performance students from the<br />

UofT Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist<br />

Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298.<br />

Free. Donations welcome.<br />

● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday<br />

Organ Series. John Paul Farahat, organ.<br />

65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free.<br />

Wednesday <strong>March</strong> 16<br />

● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.<br />

Noonday Organ Recitals. Michael Bloss,<br />

organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Opus 8. Tous Les Reqretz. Opus<br />

8 Choral Octet; Andrew Adair, organ.<br />

Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto),<br />

477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould<br />

School Opera: Handel - Alcina. Leon Major,<br />

stage director; Ivars Taurins, conductor.<br />

Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W.<br />

416-408-0208. $25-$40. Also <strong>March</strong> 18.<br />

George Frideric<br />

Handel’s Alcina<br />

IVARS TAURINS, CONDUCTOR<br />

LEON MAJOR, DIRECTOR<br />

THE GLENN GOULD SCHOOL OPERA <strong>2016</strong><br />

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 &<br />

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 7:30PM<br />

KOERNER HALL<br />

TICKETS 0N SALE NOW: 416.408.0208<br />

WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA<br />

● ● 7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community.<br />

Toronto Sacred Harp Singing. Selections<br />

from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson<br />

Edition. Bloor Street United Church,<br />

300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC. Singing<br />

is participatory; songbooks to borrow.<br />

● ● 8:00: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wednesday<br />

Concert Series: Flamenco Show. Dino Toledo,<br />

guitar; La Mari, flamenco dancer. 681 St. Clair<br />

Ave. W. 416-658-5687. No cover.<br />

● ● 8:00: Oratory, Holy Family Church. Oratorium<br />

Saeculare. Bach: Coros and Arias;<br />

Lenten Meditation by a Father of the Oratory;<br />

sung Compline. Ellen Macateer and<br />

Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, soprano; Jessica<br />

Wright and Peter Mahon, altos; and other<br />

singers and instrumentalists; Philip Fournier,<br />

cembalo and direction. 1372 King St. W. 416-<br />

532-2879. Free: donations welcomed. Free<br />

parking.<br />

Thursday <strong>March</strong> 17<br />

● ● 11:00am: York University Department of<br />

Music. World Music Festival: Cuban Ensemble.<br />

Rick Lazar and Anthony Michelli, conductors.<br />

Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East<br />

Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701.<br />

Free. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18.<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.<br />

Vocal Series: Choral Journeys – Then and<br />

Now. Renaissance to contemporary Canadian<br />

works. Cawthra Park Chamber Choir;<br />

Charles Sy, tenor; Bob Anderson, conductor.<br />

Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four<br />

Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,<br />

145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Late<br />

seating is not available.<br />

● ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Thursdays at Noon: Piano Music.<br />

Schubert: Military <strong>March</strong> Op.51 No.1; Brahms:<br />

Hungarian Dances and Waltzes (selections);<br />

Wilberg: Carmen Fantasy for Two Pianos,<br />

Eight Hands. Steven Philcox, Lydia Wong,<br />

Melisande Sinsoulier, Lara Dodds-Eden,<br />

pianos. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building,<br />

University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-<br />

408-0208. Free.<br />

● ● 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon<br />

at Met. Emily Chiang, piano. Metropolitan<br />

United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-<br />

363-0331 x26. Free.<br />

● ● 12:15: York University Department<br />

of Music. World Music Festival: Klezmer<br />

Ensemble. Brian Katz, conductor. Martin<br />

Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU,<br />

4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival<br />

runs Mar 17 and 18.<br />

● ● 1:00: York University Department of<br />

Music. World Music Festival: West African<br />

Drumming, Ghana. Kwasi Dunyo, conductor.<br />

Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East<br />

Building, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free.<br />

Limited seating. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18.<br />

● ● 3:00: York University Department of<br />

Music. World Music Festival: Escola de<br />

Samba. Rick Lazar, conductor. Sterling Beckwith<br />

Studio, 235 Accolade East Building,<br />

4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Limited<br />

seating. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18.<br />

● ● 4:00: York University Department of<br />

Music. World Music Festival: West African<br />

Mande. Anna Melnikoff, conductor. Martin<br />

Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU,<br />

4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival<br />

runs Mar 17 and 18.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. In Concert. U of T Jazz Orchestra and<br />

11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra with Norma Winstone<br />

and Dave Liebman. Walter Hall, Edward<br />

Johnson Building, University of Toronto,<br />

80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $20; $10(st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation.<br />

Spotlight on Israeli Culture Festival: A<br />

World of Piano - An Evening with Guy Mintus.<br />

Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781.<br />

$20; $10(st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Music Gallery/Michael Century.<br />

Michael Century. Music Gallery, 197 John St.<br />

416-204-1080. $15/$13(adv); $10(members).<br />

● ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Quatuor Ébène. Mozart:<br />

Divertimento in D K136; Debussy: Quartet<br />

in G; Beethoven: Quartet in c-sharp Op.131.<br />

Pierre Colombet, violin; Gabriel Le Magadure,<br />

violin; Adrien Boisseau, viola; Raphaël Merlin,<br />

cello. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre<br />

for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723.<br />

$55, $50; $10(st); age 18 to 35 – pay your age.<br />

Friday <strong>March</strong> 18<br />

● ● 11:30am: York University Department of<br />

Music. World Music Festival: Celtic Ensemble.<br />

Sherry Johnson, conductor. Martin<br />

Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU,<br />

4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival<br />

runs Mar 17 and 18.<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: York University Department<br />

of Music. World Music Festival: Chinese<br />

Classical Orchestra. Kim Chow-Morris,<br />

conductor. Sterling Beckwith Studio,<br />

235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St.<br />

647-459-0701. Free. Limited seating. Festival<br />

runs Mar 17 and 18.<br />

● ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime<br />

Recital: Lisa Tahara, piano. St. Andrew’s<br />

Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.<br />

Classics, opera, operetta, musicals,<br />

ragtime, pop, international and other genres.<br />

Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre,<br />

427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC.<br />

Concert in chapel; lunch and snack friendly.<br />

● ● 1:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. World Music Festival: Caribbean<br />

Ensemble. Lindy Burgess, conductor. Tribute<br />

Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East<br />

Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701.<br />

Free. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18.<br />

● ● 3:00: York University Department of<br />

Music. World Music Festival: Korean Drum<br />

Ensemble. Charles Hong, conductor. Sterling<br />

Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building,<br />

4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival<br />

runs Mar 17 and 18.<br />

● ● 3:30: Sony Centre/Attila Glatz Concert<br />

Productions. Pixar in Concert. Performed<br />

to video clips from Pixar’s feature films.<br />

You’ve Got a Friend In Me, When She Loved<br />

Me, If I Didn’t Have You, and other songs.<br />

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Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Sony Centre<br />

for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-<br />

872-7669. $40-$105. Also 8:00.<br />

● ● 5:30: Canadian Music Centre. Canadian<br />

Art Song Showcase. Works by Alice Ho, John<br />

Beckwith, Sylvia Rickard and Hiroki Tsurumoto.<br />

Xin Wang, soprano; Derek Kwan, tenor;<br />

Steven Philcox, piano; University of Toronto<br />

emerging artists. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-<br />

6601 x202. $20; $15(CMC members/arts<br />

workers).<br />

●●7:30: Musicians In Ordinary. Byrd – Mass<br />

for Four Voices and Dowland – Sacred Ayres.<br />

A. Concerts in the GTA<br />

Works by Byrd, Taverner and others. Christopher<br />

Verrette, baroque violin; Hallie Fishel,<br />

soprano; vocal consort and choir of St.<br />

Michael’s Schola Cantorum (Christina Labriola,<br />

conductor). St. Basil’s Church, University<br />

of St. Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph St. 416-<br />

926-7148. Free. Donations welcomed.<br />

● ● 7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk<br />

Night: Jory Nash with Brian MacMillan. St.<br />

Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St.<br />

S., Brampton. 905-874-2800. $15; $12(sr/st).<br />

● ● 7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. David<br />

Buchbinder Trio. Michael Herring, bass; Dave<br />

Restivo, piano. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St.<br />

W. 416-588-0307. $15; free(before 8:00).<br />

● ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould<br />

School Opera: Handel - Alcina. See <strong>March</strong> 16.<br />

● ● 7:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. World Music Festival: Balkan Music<br />

Ensemble. Irene Markoff, conductor. Tribute<br />

Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East<br />

Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701.<br />

Free. Festival runs Mar 17 and 18.<br />

● ● 8:00: Angela Blumberg. Creation.<br />

Domenic Jarlkaganova: Creation; Evolution;<br />

Norbert Palej: Veni Creator Spiritu. Irvin<br />

Chow, Sarah Fregeau, Jillian Peever and Kaitlin<br />

Standeven, dancers; Angela Blumberg,<br />

dancer/choreographer. Trinity-St. Paul’s<br />

United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-420-<br />

4345. $20. Also Mar 20(mat).<br />

● ● 8:00: Sony Centre/Attila Glatz Concert<br />

Productions. Pixar in Concert. See 3:30.<br />

● ● 9:00: Eliana Cuevas. In Concert. Hart<br />

House, Arbour Room, 7 Hart House Circle.<br />

416-978-2452. Free.<br />

● ● 9:00: Rebecca Binnendyk. Some Fun<br />

Out of Life. CD release celebration. Kevin<br />

Laliberte, Attila Fias, Mark Kelso, Drew Birston,<br />

Drew Jurecka and Chris Gale. Jazz Bistro,<br />

251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. $20. Also<br />

Mar 19(9:00).<br />

Saturday <strong>March</strong> 19<br />

● ● 2:00: RCCO Toronto Centre. Bach Birthday<br />

Recitals and Walk. Thomas Bell, organ. St.<br />

Paul’s Bloor Street, 227 Bloor St. E. 416-489-<br />

1551 x28. Free. Donations welcome. Other<br />

“Bach Birthday Recitals and Walk” events:<br />

3:00 (St. Simon’s Church); 4:00 (Rosedale<br />

Church).<br />

● ● 3:00: RCCO Toronto Centre. Bach Birthday<br />

Recitals and Walk. Robin Davis and Johan<br />

van’t Hof, organ. St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican<br />

Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-489-1551<br />

x28. Free. Donations welcome. Other “Bach<br />

Birthday Recitals and Walk” events: 2:00 (St.<br />

Paul’s Church); 4:00 (Rosedale Church).<br />

● ● 4:00: RCCO Toronto Centre. Bach Birthday<br />

Recitals and Walk. Rebecca Genge, soprano,<br />

Nancy Olfert, alto; Vicky Hathaway, oboe; Gillian<br />

Howard, oboe; Jill Vitols, cello and Dan<br />

Bickle, organ. Rosedale Presbyterian Church,<br />

129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 416-489-1551 x28. Free.<br />

Donations welcome.<br />

● ● 7:30: Cantemus Singers. Sweet Kisses/<br />

Baci Soavi. Madrigals on love by Italian laterenaissance<br />

composers. Gesualdo: Ardo<br />

per te; Marenzio: Due rose fresche; Aleotti:<br />

Baciai per aver vita; Monteverdi: Baci soavi<br />

e cari; Lasciatemi morire (for solo soprano).<br />

Guest: Iris Krizmanic, soprano. Church of the<br />

Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-578-6602. $20.<br />

Wheelchair accessible. Also Mar 20(mat).<br />

● ● 7:30: Tim Tamashiro. Come to the Jazz<br />

Side: Tim Tamashiro Meets Ben Heppner.<br />

Jazz and Broadway tunes, conversation<br />

and bad jokes. Tim Tamashiro; Ben Heppner,<br />

tenor; Don Thompson; Reg Schwager.<br />

Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-645-<br />

9090. $55.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. U of T Wind Ensemble. Estacio: Bootlegger’s<br />

Tarantella (arr. Michalak); Mahr:<br />

Endurance; Colgrass: Arctic Dreams. Gillian<br />

Mackay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre,<br />

Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park.<br />

416-408-0208. $30; $20(sr); $10(st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Academy Concert Series. Mozart<br />

and Beethoven Transformed. Beethoven (arr.<br />

Ferd Ries): Grande quintuor concertante<br />

Op.5 No.1; Mozart: Grande Sestetto (Sinfonia)<br />

Concertante in E-flat K364 (K320d). Christopher<br />

Verrette, Ashley Vandiver, violins; Emily<br />

Eng, Shannon Knights, violas; Alastair Eng,<br />

Kerri McGonigle, cellos. Eastminster United<br />

Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-629-3716. $20;<br />

$14(sr/st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Alliance Française Toronto. Hassan<br />

El Hadi Concert: Moroccan Shaabi. Quebecois-Moroccan<br />

singer-songwriter mixes<br />

traditional Moroccan, Andalusian, Arabic and<br />

Bender rock, jazz and rai. Alliance Française<br />

de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37.<br />

$15; $10(mem/sr/st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Jazz Performance and Education<br />

Centre. Sonoluminescence Trio. David Mott,<br />

baritone sax; Jessie Stewart, percussion;<br />

William Parker, bass. Toronto Centre for the<br />

Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-461-<br />

7744. $30; $20(st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Musicians in Ordinary. Sweet Swan<br />

of Avon: Words and Music. Shakespeare’s<br />

Saints & Sinners. Readings from Macbeth,<br />

Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet. Music by Byrd,<br />

Dowland and East. David Klausner, reader;<br />

Mozart and Beethoven<br />

Transformed<br />

<strong>March</strong> 19, <strong>2016</strong> at 8pm<br />

Location:<br />

Eastminster United Church<br />

310 Danforth Ave. (Chester)<br />

Featuring:<br />

Christopher Verrette, violin<br />

Ashley Vandiver, violin<br />

Emily Eng, viola<br />

Shannon Knights, viola<br />

Alastair Eng, cello<br />

Kerri McGonigle, cello<br />

Concert Series<br />

AcademyConcertSeries.com<br />

416.629.3716<br />

Buy online:<br />

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$20 / $14 Sen. & Student<br />

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Hallie Fishel, soprano; John Edwards, lutenist;<br />

Musicians In Ordinary Violin Band; Christopher<br />

Verrette, conductor. Heliconian Hall,<br />

35 Hazelton Ave. 416-535-9956. $30; $20(sr/<br />

st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Yundi. Chopin:<br />

Ballade No.1 in g Op.23; Ballade No.2 in<br />

F Op.38; Ballade No.3 in A-flat Op.47; Ballade<br />

No.4 in f Op.52; 24 Preludes Op.28.<br />

Yundi, piano. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255.<br />

$39.50-$99.50.<br />

● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix:<br />

Bluebird North. Conservatory Theatre,<br />

273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $25.<br />

● ● 8:00: Sony Centre For The Performing<br />

Arts. Symphony of the Goddesses. New<br />

scores and favourites accompanied by gameplay<br />

and cinematic imagery from Legend<br />

of Zelda games. Sony Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669.<br />

$30.00-$115.00.<br />

● ● 8:00: Soundstreams. Ear Candy: Electric<br />

Counterpoint. Reich: Electric Counterpoint;<br />

Nagoya Marimbas; It’s Gonna Rain; new<br />

works by SlowPitch Sound, Mas Aya, Prince<br />

Nifty and Germaine Liu. Germaine Liu, percussion;<br />

Dan Morphy, percussion; Matt Smith<br />

aka “Prince Nifty”, guitar and electronics;<br />

SlowPitch Sound, DJ; Brandon Valdivia aka<br />

“Mas Aya”, percussion and electronics. Theatre<br />

Centre Incubator, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-<br />

504-1282. $20/$15(adv).<br />

● ● 8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. Light Eternal.<br />

Duruflé: Quatre motets sur des thèmes<br />

grégoriens; Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine;<br />

Requiem; and works by Gounod and Saint-<br />

Saëns. Victor Cheng, baritone; John Stephenson,<br />

organ; Ron Ka Ming Cheung,<br />

conductor. Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields,<br />

151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. $20; $15(sr/<br />

st). Cash only.<br />

● ● 9:00: Rebecca Binnendyk. Some Fun<br />

out of Life. CD release celebration. Kevin<br />

Laliberte, Attila Fias, Mark Kelso, Drew Birston,<br />

Drew Jurecka and Chris Gale. Jazz Bistro,<br />

251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. $20. Also<br />

Mar 18(9:00).<br />

Sunday <strong>March</strong> 20<br />

● ● 10:15am: Church of the Ascension. Palm<br />

Sunday. Blessing of Palms and procession<br />

into the church. Works by C. Tuttle, G. Kendrick,<br />

J.S. Bach, R. Gillard, and N. Richards.<br />

33 Overland Dr. 416-444-8881. Freewill offering.<br />

Religious Service.<br />

● ● 2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. XIA<br />

String Quartet. Works by Bartók, Debussy,<br />

Schubert and McPherson. Robert Uchida,<br />

violin; Shane Kim, violin; Theresa Rudolph,<br />

viola; Joseph Johnson, cello. St. Andrew<br />

by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave.,<br />

Toronto Island. 416-203-0873. $20.<br />

● ● 2:00: Toronto Mozart Players. Mozart<br />

Project. J.S. Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen<br />

Landen, BWV51; J.C. Bach: String Quartet<br />

in F B54; Mozart: Five Fugues after Bach<br />

K405; Vespers K3<strong>21</strong> and K339 (excerpts);<br />

Ave verum corpus K618; Church Sonatas for<br />

organ and strings K263 and K328. Church of<br />

the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-922-4948.<br />

$35; $15(st).<br />

● ● 2:30: Maureen Batt. Crossing Borders:<br />

Realities Blurred. Works by Höstman, Harman,<br />

Glaser, Lustig, Sharman and others.<br />

Maureen Batt, soprano; Cheryl Duvall, piano.<br />

Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-290-<br />

7970. $25/$15(adv); $20(arts workers);<br />

$15(st).<br />

● ● 3:00: Angela Blumberg. Creation. See<br />

Mar 18(eve).<br />

● ● 3:00: Cantemus Singers. Sweet Kisses/<br />

Baci Soavi. See Mar 19(eve).<br />

● ● 3:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Orpheus Chamber<br />

Orchestra. Pinchas Zukerman, violin.<br />

60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $39.50-$129.50.<br />

● ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory. Invesco Piano<br />

Concerts: Paul Lewis. Brahms: Three Intermezzi;<br />

Four Ballades; Schubert: Piano Sonata<br />

No.9 in B; Liszt: Dante Sonata (from Années<br />

de pèlerinage). Koerner Hall, Telus Centre,<br />

273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $35-$85.<br />

● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.<br />

Twilight Organ Series. David Briggs, organ.<br />

65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free.<br />

● ● 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz<br />

Vespers: Lou Pomanti Trio. Lou Pomanti,<br />

piano; Davide Direnzo, drums; Marc Rogers,<br />

bass. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-<br />

5181. Freewill offering.<br />

● ● 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers.<br />

1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5<strong>21</strong>1. Free.<br />

Donations welcome.<br />

● ● 7:00: Hart House Singers. In Concert.<br />

Bruckner: Mass in e; Purcell: motets (with<br />

orchestra). David Arnot-Johnston, conductor.<br />

Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle.<br />

416-978-2452. Free; donations for food banks<br />

welcomed.<br />

“King of Kings”<br />

Silent Movie<br />

iMproviSation ConCert<br />

Featuring<br />

DaviD Briggs<br />

palM Sunday, MarCh 20, 7:00 pM<br />

yorkMinSter park<br />

BaptiSt ChurCh<br />

● ● 7:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.<br />

David Briggs/Cecil B. DeMille: King of Kings.<br />

Screening of the 1928 black and white classic<br />

with organ improvisations. David Briggs,<br />

organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Echo Women’s Choir. Equal Night: A<br />

Dialogue for the Equinox. Fundraising event<br />

featuring words and music. Anne Michaels,<br />

poet; David Sereda, singer-composer; Becca<br />

Whitla and Alan Gasser, conductors. Church<br />

of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-278-2968.<br />

$35 (includes three wine tastings). Silent<br />

auction and finger food.<br />

● ● 8:00: Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation/<br />

Ashkenaz Foundation. Spotlight on Israeli<br />

Culture Festival: A-WA. Three sisters sing in<br />

the style of their Yemeni roots, contemporary<br />

funk, electronic and hip-hop grooves.<br />

Songs in Hebrew, English and Yemeni-Arabic.<br />

Mod Club, 22 College St. 416-979-9955.<br />

$25/$20(adv).<br />

Monday <strong>March</strong> <strong>21</strong><br />

● ● 3:30: York University Department<br />

of Music. World Music Festival: World<br />

Music Chorus. Judith Cohen, conductor.<br />

245 Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele<br />

St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival also runs<br />

Mar 17 and 18.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Faculty Artist Ensemble with Guest<br />

Artists. Works for voice and chamber orchestra.<br />

Schoenberg: Die Waldtaube (from<br />

Gurre-Lieder); Mahler (arr. Schoenberg):<br />

Das Lied von der Erde. Andrew Haji, tenor;<br />

Andrew Haji & Megan Quick<br />

Tenor and mezzo-soprano soloists<br />

join a chamber orchestra of faculty<br />

members for pieces by Schoenberg.<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park<br />

$40, $25 senior, $10 student<br />

music.utoronto.ca<br />

416-408-0208<br />

Mozart Project presents sacred music of<br />

Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christian<br />

Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart<br />

performed by the Toronto Mozart Players<br />

featuring soprano Whitney Mather, winner of<br />

the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition,<br />

trumpeter Andrew McCandless and the<br />

Cantabile Chamber Singers.<br />

Megan Quick, contralto. Walter Hall, Edward<br />

Johnson Building, University of Toronto,<br />

80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $40;<br />

$25(sr); $10(st).<br />

●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. XIA<br />

String Quartet. Works by Bartók, Debussy,<br />

Schubert and McPherson. Robert Uchida,<br />

violin; Shane Kim, violin; Theresa Rudolph,<br />

viola; Joseph Johnson, cello. First Unitarian<br />

Congregation of Ontario, Sutherland Hall,<br />

175 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-822-0613. $20. Also<br />

Mar 20 (Toronto Island).<br />

● ● 7:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Roy Patterson,<br />

Lorne Lofsky and Mark Eisenman,<br />

conductors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade<br />

East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-<br />

0701. Free. Festival runs Mar <strong>21</strong>-24.<br />

● ● 8:00: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Baroque<br />

Music by Candlelight for Holy Week.<br />

St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto),<br />

383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Free.<br />

Tuesday <strong>March</strong> 22<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.<br />

Dance Series: Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty.<br />

Ballet Jörgen. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,<br />

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.<br />

Late seating is not available.<br />

● ● 12:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Vocal Ensemble.<br />

Mike Cadó, conductor. Martin Family Lounge,<br />

Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St.<br />

647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar <strong>21</strong>-24.<br />

● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.<br />

Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ.<br />

65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free.<br />

JS Bach Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen,<br />

BWV 51<br />

JC Bach String Quartet in F Major,<br />

Opus 8 W. B 54<br />

WA Mozart Five Fugues after JS Bach, K 405<br />

Excerpts from Vespers, K 3<strong>21</strong> and K 339<br />

Ave verum corpus, K 618<br />

Church Sonatas for organ and strings,<br />

K 263 and K 328<br />

Sunday, <strong>March</strong> 20<br />

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm<br />

Church of the<br />

Redeemer<br />

162 Bloor Street West<br />

(Avenue Road & Bloor)<br />

www.mozartproject.ca<br />

$35<br />

(students $15)<br />

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A. Concerts in the GTA<br />

Sacred Music<br />

for a Sacred Space<br />

WEDNESDAY, MAR 23 | 7:30 PM<br />

GOOD FRIDAY, MAR 25 | 7:30 PM<br />

ST. PAUL’S BASILICA 83 POWER STREET<br />

Experience sublime choral music – from the<br />

Renaissance to contemporary choral masters<br />

BYRD Mass for four voices<br />

CORLIS God So Loved the World<br />

WHITACRE Her Sacred Spirit Soars<br />

TICKETS<br />

$35 – $ 50<br />

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The Good Friday<br />

ConCerT<br />

Music and Readings for a Most Holy Day<br />

Yorkminster Park BaPtist ChurCh<br />

march 25, <strong>2016</strong>, 4pm<br />

special Guest<br />

John Johnson, saxophone<br />

Featuring:<br />

amina Holloway, cello<br />

the YpBc choir<br />

William Maddox, music director<br />

the Hedgerow singers<br />

eric robertson, music director<br />

elizabeth anderson, organ<br />

narrators:<br />

colleen Burns<br />

rev. Dr. peter Holmes<br />

ADMISSION FREE - DONATIONS WELCOME<br />

● ● 7:00: York University Department of<br />

Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Choirs. Mim<br />

Adams, conductor. Tribute Communities<br />

Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU,<br />

4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival<br />

runs Mar <strong>21</strong>-24.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Jazz Vocal Ensemble. Christine Duncan,<br />

conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson<br />

Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s<br />

Park. 416-408-0208. Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: York University Department of<br />

Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Artie<br />

Roth, Anthony Michelli and Kelly Jefferson,<br />

conductors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade<br />

East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-<br />

0701. Free. Festival runs Mar <strong>21</strong>-24.<br />

Wednesday <strong>March</strong> 23<br />

● ● 7:15: Ruach Singers. Crossroads. Hebrew<br />

vocal music in new contemporary settings,<br />

celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim. Cantor<br />

Eric Moses. Beth Sholom Synagogue,<br />

1445 Eglinton Ave. W. 416-783-6103. Free. CD<br />

launch at the conclusion of the service.<br />

● ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred<br />

Music for a Sacred Space. Byrd: Mass for<br />

four voices; Corlis: God So Loved the World;<br />

Whitacre: Her Sacred Spirit Soars. Noel Edison,<br />

conductor. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power<br />

St. 416-598-0422 x2<strong>21</strong>. $20-$50. Also Mar 25.<br />

● ● 7:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Kevin Turcotte,<br />

Jim Vivian and Frank Falco, conductors.<br />

Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building,<br />

YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival<br />

runs Mar <strong>21</strong>-24.<br />

● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.<br />

Scenes of the Mediterranean. Berlioz: Roman<br />

Carnival Overture; Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto<br />

No.5 “Egyptian”; Ibert: Escales (Ports<br />

of Call); Respighi: Pines of Rome. Jean-Yves<br />

Thibaudet, piano; Stéphane Denève, conductor.<br />

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-<br />

598-3375. $33.75-$148. Also Mar 24.<br />

● ● 9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant.<br />

Wednesday Concert Series. Maureen Kennedy,<br />

vocals; Ben Bishop, guitar. 681 St. Clair<br />

Ave. W. 416-658-5687. $10 cover. Reservations<br />

recommended.<br />

Thursday <strong>March</strong> 24<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.<br />

Chamber Music Series: Exquisite Chamber.<br />

Young artists from The Glenn Gould<br />

School. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,<br />

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,<br />

145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Late<br />

seating is not available.<br />

● ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Thursdays at Noon: Percussion Concert.<br />

Works for viola, percussion, marimba<br />

and audio. Works by Duggan, Golijov and<br />

Sammut. Mark Duggan and John Rudolph,<br />

percussion; Theresa Rudolph, viola. Walter<br />

Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University<br />

of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 12:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Vocal Ensembles.<br />

Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building,<br />

YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival<br />

runs Mar <strong>21</strong>-24.<br />

● ● 7:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Singing<br />

For Love. A fundraiser in support of arteducational<br />

workshops for children who have<br />

lived with domestic violence. Rosy Cervantes,<br />

vocals. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-<br />

588-0307. $15.<br />

● ● 7:30: Church of the Ascension. Maundy<br />

Thursday. Celebration of the Last Supper and<br />

the traditional washing of feet. Works by P.<br />

Aston, D. Hallis, G. Kendrick and C. Tambling.<br />

33 Overland Dr. 416-444-8881. Freewill offering.<br />

Religious Service.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Wind Symphony. Gorb: Awayday; Calvert:<br />

Romantic Variations; Whitacre: October;<br />

Reed: La Fiesta Mexicana; Grainger: Irish<br />

Tune; Shepherd’s Hay; Ticheli: Blue Shades.<br />

Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre,<br />

Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s<br />

Park. 416-408-0208. $30; $20(sr); $10(st).<br />

● ● 7:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. Jazz Festival: York U Jazz Orchestra.<br />

Mike Cadó, conductor. Martin Family Lounge,<br />

Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St.<br />

647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Mar <strong>21</strong>-24.<br />

● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.<br />

Scenes of the Mediterranean. See Mar 23.<br />

● ● 8:30: Hugh’s Room/Mariposa Folk Festival.<br />

Sugar Brown and Madagascar Slim.<br />

Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-<br />

6604. $22.50/$20(adv).<br />

Friday <strong>March</strong> 25<br />

GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY<br />

<strong>March</strong> 25 at 11am<br />

Solemn Mass in A<br />

by César Franck<br />

Humbercrest<br />

United Church<br />

16 Baby Point Road, Toronto<br />

● ● 11:00am: Humbercrest United Church.<br />

Solemn Mass. Franck: Solemn Mass in A with<br />

harp, cello and organ. Jennifer Krabbe, soprano;<br />

Matthew Dalen, tenor; Jason Lamont,<br />

tenor; Dennis Zimmer, bass; The Chancel<br />

Choir; Melvin J. Hurst, conductor. 16 Baby<br />

Point Rd. 416-767-6122. Free. Religious<br />

service.<br />

● ● 10:30am: Lawrence Park Community<br />

Church. Listen, Lord: A Prayer and the Crucifixion<br />

(God’s Trombones). By Gordon Myers.<br />

Kimberley Briggs, soprano; Michele Bogdanowicz,<br />

mezzo; Alastair Smyth, baritone; Lawrence<br />

Park Community Church Choir; Mark<br />

Toews, conductor. <strong>21</strong>80 Bayview Ave. 416-<br />

489-1551. Freewill offering. Church Service.<br />

● ● 11:00am: Church of the Ascension. Good<br />

Friday/The Cross of Christ. Works by Telemann,<br />

Schumann, Franck, J. Stainer, Britten,<br />

O. Gibbons and J.S. Bach. 33 Overland Dr. 416-<br />

444-8881. Free.<br />

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● ● 4:00: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/<br />

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Music<br />

and Readings for a Most Holy Day. Amina Holloway,<br />

cello; Yorkminster Park Baptist Church<br />

Choir (William Maddox, conductor); Hedgerow<br />

Singers (Eric Robertson, conductor);<br />

Colleen Burns and Rev. Peter Holmes, narration.<br />

Guest: John Johnson, saxophone. Yorkminster<br />

Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St.<br />

416-922-1167. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Alexis<br />

Baro Quartet. Rhythm-driven jazz funk. Alexis<br />

Baro, jazz trumpet. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas<br />

St. W. 416-588-0307. $15; free(before 8:00).<br />

● ● 7:30: Metropolitan United Church.<br />

Requiem: In a Time of Sorrow. Bach: Cantata<br />

No.78; Brahms: Alto Rhapsody; Requiem.<br />

The Metropolitan Festival Choir and Orchestra;<br />

Soloists: Alison Campbell, Claudia Lemcke,<br />

Charles Davidson, Jordan Scholl (Bach);<br />

Laura Pudwell (Alto Rhapsody); Gisele Kulak,<br />

Jordan Scholl (Requiem). Metropolitan<br />

United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-<br />

363-0331 x26. $30; $10(under 19).<br />

● ● 7:30: Toronto Beach Chorale. Good Friday<br />

Concert. Fauré: Requiem; Cantique de Jean<br />

Racine; other works by Gounod and Poulenc.<br />

Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston<br />

Rd. 416-699-6091. $25/$20(adv); $12(7-<br />

18)/$10(adv); free(under7).<br />

● ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred<br />

Music for a Sacred Space. See Mar 23.<br />

● ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. From<br />

Darkness to Light. Mahler: Symphony No. 4;<br />

Neilsen: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra;<br />

Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain. Alastair<br />

Thorburn-Vitols, descant; Rodney Gray,<br />

flute; Kristian Alexander, conductor; Alexa<br />

Petrenko, host. Flato Markham Theatre,<br />

171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-<br />

7469. $15-$35.<br />

Saturday <strong>March</strong> 26<br />

● ● 7:30: Church of the Ascension. Easter<br />

Vigil. Lighting of the Pascal Flame and Candle.<br />

33 Overland Dr. 416-444-8881. Freewill<br />

offering. Wine and cheese reception. Religious<br />

service.<br />

● ● 7:30: Rashaan Allwood. The Birds of<br />

Spring Which Awaken. Piano music inspired<br />

by birdsong and nature. Works by Messiaen,<br />

Ravel, Liszt, Granados and others. Rashaan<br />

Allwood, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson<br />

Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s<br />

Park. 416-978-0492. Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: Galen Weston Band. In Concert.<br />

Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416-<br />

368-3110. $50-$58.<br />

● ● 8:00: Shahriyar Jamshidi. Dilan Ensemble:<br />

In the Shadow of the Fatherland. Two Iranian<br />

artists from different musical backgrounds<br />

present music of the Kurds. Pedram Khavarzamini,<br />

Tombak player; Shahriyar Jamshidi,<br />

Kamancheh player and vocals. Small<br />

World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace,<br />

180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. $20.<br />

● ● 8:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano<br />

Soiree. Scriabin: Select Etudes; Rachmaninoff:<br />

Piano Concerto No.2 Mov.1 (arr. G.<br />

Murray); Novello: We’ll Gather Lilacs (from<br />

Perchance To Dream) (arr. G. Murray); and<br />

other works. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-<br />

St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-<br />

4300. $15; $10(st). In the Chapel.<br />

Sunday <strong>March</strong> 27<br />

● ● 10:30am: Church of the Ascension. Easter<br />

Sunday. Glory of the Resurrection. Works by<br />

F. Campbell-Watson, J.R. Foley, G. Kendrick, J.<br />

Hayford and Handel. 33 Overland Dr. 416-444-<br />

8881. Freewill offering.<br />

● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.<br />

Twilight Organ Series. David Briggs, organ.<br />

65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free.<br />

● ● 5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Epoque Quartet<br />

from Prague. Works by Vivaldi, Jezek and<br />

others. Restaurant Praha, Masaryktown,<br />

450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294.<br />

$25; $15(st). Special concert menu.<br />

Monday <strong>March</strong> 28<br />

● ● 12:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. Music @ Midday: R&B Ensemble.<br />

Mike Cadó, conductor. Martin Family Lounge,<br />

Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St.<br />

647-459-0701. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Student Brass Chamber Ensembles<br />

Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building,<br />

University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park.<br />

416-408-0208. Free.<br />

Tuesday <strong>March</strong> 29<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.<br />

Vocal Series: Four Tenors. Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure,<br />

Aaron Sheppard, Andrew Haji and<br />

Charles Sy, tenors. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,<br />

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231.<br />

Free. Late seating is not available.<br />

● ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/<br />

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime<br />

Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital.<br />

Featuring students from the Glenn Gould<br />

School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church,<br />

1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations<br />

welcome.<br />

● ● 12:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. Music @ Midday: York U Chamber<br />

Strings. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute<br />

Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East<br />

Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.<br />

Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ.<br />

65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Rebanks Family<br />

Fellowship Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall,<br />

Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-<br />

0208. Free (ticket required).<br />

● ● 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall. An<br />

Intimate Evening with Jonathan Goldstein.<br />

Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-<br />

872-4255. $29.50-$49.50.<br />

● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On<br />

Broadway. Betsy Wolfe, vocalist; Darren<br />

Criss, vocalist; Steven Reineke, conductor.<br />

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-<br />

3375. $33.75-$107(eve); $29.50-$83.75(mat).<br />

Also Mar 30 (2:00 and 8:00).<br />

Wednesday <strong>March</strong> 30<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: York University Department<br />

of Music. Music @ Midday: York University<br />

New Music Ensemble. Matt Brubeck, conductor.<br />

Tribute Communities Recital Hall,<br />

Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St.<br />

647-459-0701. Free.<br />

● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.<br />

Noonday Organ Recitals. William Maddox,<br />

organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.<br />

● ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On<br />

Broadway. See Mar 29(8:00); Also 8:00.<br />

● ● 8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Jean<br />

Rondeau Classical Concert: Bach in Progress.<br />

Harpsichord works by Bach. Alliance Française<br />

de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014<br />

x37. $15; $10(mem/sr/st).<br />

Augustin Dumay<br />

& Louis Lortie<br />

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 8PM<br />

KOERNER HALL<br />

TICKETS 0N SALE NOW: 416.408.0208<br />

WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA<br />

● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. String Concerts.<br />

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.5 in F;<br />

Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat; Franck: Violin<br />

Sonata in A. Augustin Dumay, violin; Louis<br />

Lortie, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre,<br />

273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $40-$85.<br />

● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On<br />

Broadway. See Mar 29.<br />

● ● 9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant.<br />

Wednesday Concert Series. Ron Davis,<br />

piano; Mike Downes, bass. 681 St. Clair Ave.<br />

W. 416-658-5687. $10 cover. Reservations<br />

recommended.<br />

Thursday <strong>March</strong> 31<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.<br />

Dance Series: Jackie Burroughs is Dead (and<br />

what are you going to do about it?). Preview.<br />

Danielle Baskerville, artistic producer; DA<br />

Hoskins, choreographer. Richard Bradshaw<br />

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Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the<br />

Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-<br />

8231. Free. Late seating is not available.<br />

● ● 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Thursdays at Noon: Winners Recital.<br />

Winners of the Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize<br />

in Song and the Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky<br />

Prize in Accompanying. Walter Hall, Edward<br />

Johnson Building, University of Toronto,<br />

80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.<br />

● ● 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon<br />

at Met. Sarah Svendsen, organ. Metropolitan<br />

United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-<br />

363-0331 x26. Free.<br />

● ● 12:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Piano<br />

Showcase. Students from the studio of Christina<br />

Petrowska Quilico. Tribute Communities<br />

Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU,<br />

4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free.<br />

VICTORIA<br />

SYMPHONY<br />

TANIA MILLER, CONDUCTOR<br />

MAR 31 | TSO.CA<br />

Stories of<br />

Love & Longing<br />

Friday, April 1, <strong>2016</strong>,<br />

8pm<br />

Featuring<br />

Bissell’s A Song of Longing,<br />

Chatman’s Remember,<br />

and works by Britten,<br />

Brahms and Mechem<br />

383 Huron Street, Toronto<br />

416-971-9229<br />

www.exultate.net<br />

an ontario government agency<br />

un organisme du gouvernement de l’ontario<br />

A. Concerts in the GTA<br />

● ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Victoria<br />

Symphony. Oesterle: “Home” from<br />

New World; Grieg: Piano Concerto; Copland:<br />

Suite from Appalachian Spring; Stravinsky:<br />

Suite from The Firebird. Victoria Symphony,<br />

guest orchestra; Stewart Goodyear, piano;<br />

Tania Miller, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall,<br />

60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. $29.50-$83.75.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. U of T Concert Orchestra. Paul Widner,<br />

conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson<br />

Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s<br />

Park. 416-408-0208. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. York U Symphony Orchestra. Mark<br />

Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities<br />

Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU,<br />

4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. $15; $10(sr/st).<br />

La<br />

création<br />

du<br />

monde<br />

Thursday<br />

<strong>March</strong> 31<br />

<strong>2016</strong><br />

8:00pm Concert<br />

Koerner Hall<br />

ESPRIT ORCHESTRA<br />

espritorchestra.com<br />

● ● 8:00: Esprit Orchestra/Elmer Iseler<br />

Singers. La création du monde. Pauk: Soul<br />

and Psyche (world premiere); Janmohammed:<br />

Nur: Reflections on Light; solo orchestra<br />

selections. Elmer Iseler Singers; Esprit<br />

Orchestra; Lydia Adams and Alex Pauk, conductors.<br />

Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor<br />

St. W. 416-<strong>21</strong>7-0537. $40; $35(sr); $15(st).<br />

BENJAMIN<br />

ALARD<br />

SOLO<br />

HARPSICHORD<br />

BACH<br />

GOLDBERG<br />

VARIATIONS<br />

Mar 31-Apr 3, 5<br />

416.964.6337<br />

tafelmusik.org<br />

● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.<br />

Bach Goldberg Variations. Bach: Goldberg<br />

Variations; Trio Sonata from “The Musical<br />

Offering”. Benjamin Alard, solo harpsichord;<br />

Grégoire Jeay, flute; Jeanne Lamon, violin;<br />

Christina Mahler, cello. Trinity-St. Paul’s<br />

Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W.<br />

416-964-6337. $40 and up; $37 and up(sr);<br />

$20-$83(35 and under). Also Apr 1, 2, 3(mat),<br />

5(George Weston Recital Hall).<br />

Friday April 1<br />

● ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime<br />

Recital: Matthew Li, piano. St. Andrew’s<br />

Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 12:30: York University Department<br />

of Music. Music @ Midday: York University<br />

Brass and Percussion Ensembles. Tribute<br />

Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East<br />

Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.<br />

Classics, opera, operetta, musicals,<br />

ragtime, pop, international and other genres.<br />

Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre,<br />

427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC.<br />

Concert in chapel; lunch and snack friendly.<br />

● ● 5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE – ROMEO & JULIET<br />

APRIL 2, <strong>2016</strong>, 8 P.M.<br />

SALVATION ARMY SCARBOROUGH CITADEL<br />

20<strong>21</strong> LAWRENCE AVENUE EAST (AT WARDEN)<br />

TICKETS: AT THE DOOR OR ONLINE; EMAIL SPO@SPO.CA OR PHONE 416 429-0007<br />

VISIT US AT SPO.CA<br />

Music. The Art of the Prima Donna. Staged<br />

and costumed program of romantic opera.<br />

Works by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and others.<br />

Paul Widner, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward<br />

Johnson Building, University of Toronto,<br />

80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $20; $10(st).<br />

● ● 7:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. York U Gospel Choir. Karen Burke,<br />

conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre,<br />

Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St.<br />

416-736-5888. $15; $10(sr/st). Also Apr 2.<br />

● ● 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Erwin Schulhoff.<br />

Dada, Jazz and the String Sextet: Portrait<br />

of a Forgotten Master. Harbourfront<br />

Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-<br />

4000. $25-$59. Also Apr 2.<br />

John Sheard<br />

presents<br />

The American<br />

Songbook<br />

with Reid Jamieson &<br />

Michael Louis Johnson<br />

Friday, April 1, 8pm<br />

auroraculturalcentre.ca<br />

905 713-1818<br />

● ● 8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. John<br />

Sheard Presents The American Songbook.<br />

Reid Jamieson and Michael Louis Johnson.<br />

22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818.<br />

$30/$25(adv).<br />

● ● 8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert<br />

Band. April Fools. Songs by Sinatra, Bennett,<br />

Martin, Darrin and others. Andy DeCampos,<br />

vocals. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium,<br />

86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-<br />

1570. $15.<br />

● ● 8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Stories<br />

of Love and Longing. Sjolund: Love Lost;<br />

Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op.52; Palestrina:<br />

Sicut Cervus; Enns: Like as the Hart;<br />

Bissell: A Song of Longing; works by Chatman,<br />

Britten, Mechem and Stroope. St. Thomas’s<br />

Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St.<br />

416-971-9229. $25; $20(sr); $10(st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Opera in Concert/Voicebox. Isis and<br />

Osiris: Gods of Egypt. Music by Peter Anthony<br />

Togni. Libretto by Sharon Singer. Lucia Cesaroni<br />

(Isis); Ernesto Ramirez (Osiris); Julie<br />

Nesrallah (Nephtis); Michael Nyby (Seth); Stuart<br />

Graham (The Grand Vizier); and others;<br />

Orchestra and Chorus of Voicebox: Opera<br />

In Concert; Robert Cooper, conductor and<br />

chorus director. St. Lawrence Centre for the<br />

Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $52 and<br />

$73. Also Apr 3 (2:30).<br />

● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Cameron Carpenter,<br />

Organ. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre,<br />

273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $35-$75.<br />

● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.<br />

Bach Goldberg Variations. See Mar 31; Also<br />

Apr 2, 3(mat), 5(George Weston Recital Hall).<br />

● ● 8:00: Toy Piano Composers/Bicycle<br />

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Opera Project. TPC Curiosity Festival: Travelogue.<br />

Works by Monica Pearce, August<br />

Murphy-King/Colleen Murphy-King, Elisha<br />

Denburg, and Tobin Stokes. Members of the<br />

Bicycle Opera Project. Arts and Letters Club,<br />

14 Elm St. 647-829-4<strong>21</strong>3. $30(festival pass).<br />

Also Apr 2. Festival runs until Apr 9.<br />

● ● 9:00: Skule Music. In Concert. Hart House,<br />

Arbor Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-<br />

2452. Free.<br />

Saturday April 2<br />

● ● 2:00: Toronto Northern Lights Chorus.<br />

Genius of Music. Barbershop choral music.<br />

Guest: Toronto All-Star Big Band. George<br />

Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-866-<br />

744-7467. $25-$30; $15(st); free(student<br />

ticket with purchase of adult ticket);<br />

free(under 3). Also 7:30.<br />

● ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Alligator<br />

Pie. Abigail Richardson-Schulte: Alligator<br />

Pie. Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Dennis Lee,<br />

poet; Kevin Frank, narrator; Earl Lee, conductor.<br />

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-<br />

598-3375. $20.50-$32.75. Also at 4:00.<br />

● ● 4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus/Cawthra<br />

Park Chamber Choir. Good Vibrations.<br />

Michel Ross and Alex Wang, piano; Elise Bradley<br />

and Bob Anderson, conductors. Church of<br />

the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-932-8666<br />

x231. $25; $20(sr/st); $10(child).<br />

● ● 4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Alligator<br />

Pie. Abigail Richardson-Schulte: Alligator<br />

Pie. Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Dennis Lee,<br />

poet; Kevin Frank, narrator; Earl Lee, conductor.<br />

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-<br />

598-3375. $20.50-$32.75. Also at 2:00.<br />

● ● 4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and<br />

Reflection: New Beginnings. Laura Fernandez,<br />

vocals; Don Naduriak, piano; Joaquin<br />

Nunez Hidalgo, drum. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-<br />

691-8082. Freewill offering.<br />

● ● 7:00: Aga Khan Museum/Raag-Mala<br />

Music Society of Toronto. Raags of the<br />

Gharana Tradition. Evening Raags with<br />

Anupama Bhagwat and Waseem Ahmed<br />

Khan. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium,<br />

77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. $45 and up;<br />

$41(members). Two-concert pkg avail. Also<br />

Apr 3(mat).<br />

● ● 7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. When<br />

Daffodils Begin to Peer. Holst: Choral Hymns<br />

from the Rig Veda Op.26 No.1; Six Songs of<br />

Early Canada (arr. Patriquin); Halley: Love<br />

Songs for Springtime; Shearing: Songs and<br />

Sonnets from Shakespeare. Henry Renglich,<br />

conductor. Guests: Unionville Montessori<br />

School Appassionata Singers. Humber Valley<br />

United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke.<br />

416-769-9271. $25.<br />

● ● 7:30: Music On The Donway. Retro Ramblers<br />

Quartet. Music of the 50s, 60s, 70s and<br />

beyond. Donway Covenant United Church,<br />

230 The Donway W. 416-444-8444. $20;<br />

free(under 13).<br />

● ● 7:30: Opera by Request. Weber’s Abu Hassan<br />

and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. Semistaged<br />

with piano accompaniment. Henry<br />

Irwin, baritone (Abu Hassan); Michele<br />

Danese, soprano (Fatima); Steven Henrikson,<br />

baritone (Omar); Deena Nicklefork,<br />

soprano (Judith); Larry Tozer, baritone (Bluebeard);<br />

Gregory Finney, stage director; William<br />

Shookhoff, piano/conductor. College<br />

Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-<br />

455-2365. $20.<br />

● ● 7:30: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Piaf<br />

Encore. La Vie en Rose, I Love Paris, Rien de<br />

rien, Pauvre Jean, Milord and other songs.<br />

Pandora Topp, vocals (Piaf); Kerry Stratton,<br />

conductor. The Extension Room, 30 Eastern<br />

Ave. 647-352-7041. $45.<br />

● ● 7:30: Toronto Northern Lights Chorus.<br />

Genius of Music. See 2:00.<br />

● ● 7:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. York U Gospel Choir. Karen Burke,<br />

conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre,<br />

Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St.<br />

416-736-5888. $15; $10(sr/st). Also Apr 1.<br />

● ● 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Erwin Schulhoff.<br />

See Apr 1.<br />

● ● 8:00: Mississauga Festival Chamber<br />

Choir. Spring Serenade. Gjeilo: Sunrise<br />

Mass; other works. First United Church (Port<br />

Credit), 151 Lakeshore Rd W., Mississauga.<br />

905-278-3714. $25; $15(child).<br />

● ● 8:00: Nagata Shachu with TorQ. In Concert.<br />

Japanese, Western and world percussion.<br />

TorQ: Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell,<br />

Jamie Drake, and Daniel Morphy; Kiyoshi<br />

Nagata, music director. Brigantine Room,<br />

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.<br />

416-973-4000. $35/$30(adv); $20(sr/st).<br />

●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra.<br />

Spring. Copland: Appalachian Spring;<br />

Debussy: Danse sacrée et profane; Dvořák:<br />

Symphony No.6. Erica Goodman, harp;<br />

Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Hammerson<br />

Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living<br />

Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000.<br />

$30-$65.<br />

● ● 8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic<br />

Orchestra. Shakespeare in Love: Romeo and<br />

Juliet. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel,<br />

20<strong>21</strong> Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-<br />

429-0007. $30; $25(sr); $15(st); $10(child).<br />

● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.<br />

Bach Goldberg Variations. See Mar 31; Also<br />

Apr 3(mat), 5(George Weston Recital Hall).<br />

● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.<br />

National Arts Centre Orchestra. R. Strauss:<br />

Don Juan; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20<br />

K466; Sokolović: Ringelspiel; R. Strauss:<br />

Death and Transfiguration. Gabriela Montero,<br />

piano; National Arts Centre Orchestra,<br />

guest orchestra; Alexander Shelley, conductor.<br />

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-<br />

598-3375. $33.75-$148.<br />

● ● 8:00: Toy Piano Composers/Bicycle<br />

Opera Project. TPC Curiosity Festival: Travelogue.<br />

See Apr 1. Festival runs until Apr 9.<br />

● ● 8:00: Univox Choir. Everything Beautiful.<br />

Tahirih Vejdani, conductor. Eastminster<br />

United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-463-<br />

<strong>21</strong>79. $25/20 (sr, st, adv).<br />

DENIS MASTROMONACO<br />

MUSIC DIRECTOR &<br />

C O N D U C T O R<br />

MSOMasterwks<br />

Sunday April 3<br />

● ● 12:30: Harmonia Hungarica. Spring Concert.<br />

Works by Aichinger, Lassus, Brahms,<br />

Bartók, Kodály and others. Katalin Végh, conductor.<br />

First Hungarian Presbyterian Church,<br />

439 Vaughan Road. 416-971-9754. Freewill<br />

offering.<br />

● ● 1:30: Payadora Tango Duo. In Concert.<br />

Music of Buenos Aires exploring the past and<br />

present of Argentinian Tango. Neighbourhood<br />

Unitarian Universalist Congregation,<br />

79 Hiawatha Rd. 416-686-6809. $25(family);<br />

$15; $10(sr/child/artist).<br />

● ● 2:30: Opera in Concert/Voicebox. Isis and<br />

Osiris: Gods of Egypt. See Apr 1 (8:00).<br />

● ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Heart Songs. Corlis: Heart Songs of<br />

the White Wampum; Beethoven: Choral Fantasy;<br />

and other works. University of Toronto<br />

Symphony Orchestra; Women’s Chamber<br />

Choir; Men’s Chorus; Beverley Johnston,<br />

marimba; Hilary Apfelstadt, Elaine Choi,<br />

Tracy Wong and Mark Ramsay, conductors.<br />

MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building,<br />

80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $30;<br />

$20(sr); $10(st).<br />

● ● 3:00: Aga Khan Museum/Raag-Mala<br />

Music Society of Toronto. Raags of the<br />

Gharana Tradition. Afternoon Raags with<br />

Ramesh Mishra and Devaki Pandit. Aga Khan<br />

Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-<br />

4677. $45 and up; $41(members). Two-concert<br />

pkg avail. Also Apr 2(eve).<br />

● ● 3:00: Florivox. Shadows and Light. Gillian<br />

Stecyk, conductor. Grace Church on-the-<br />

Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. $25/20<br />

(sr, st, adv).<br />

Spring<br />

Serenade<br />

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR<br />

DAVID AMBROSE<br />

Saturday, April 2, <strong>2016</strong> / 8:00 pm / First United Church, Port Credit<br />

Music inspired by the season of beginnings and rebirth featuring<br />

the stunning Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo with string ensemble.<br />

COPLAND Appalachian Spring<br />

DEBUSSY Danse sacrée et profane<br />

DVORÁK Symphony No. 6<br />

Tickets: info@mississaugafestivalchoir.com and at the door<br />

f themississaugafestivalchoir.com l mfchoir / mfchoir.com<br />

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● ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory. Orlando<br />

Consort: Le passion de Jeanne d’Arc.<br />

Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W.<br />

A. Concerts in the GTA<br />

416-408-0208. $30-$55. With a film screening<br />

of La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928).<br />

Ensemble<br />

Made In Canada<br />

Angela Park, piano<br />

Sharon Wei, viola<br />

Elissa Lee, violin<br />

Rachel Mercer, cello<br />

Sunday April 3, 3pm<br />

SyrinxConcerts.ca<br />

● ● 3:00: Syrinx. Ensemble Made in Canada.<br />

Works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Omar<br />

Daniel. Angela Park, piano; Sharon Wei, viola;<br />

Elissa Lee, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello. Heliconian<br />

Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618.<br />

$25; $20(st). Post-concert reception.<br />

viva electronica<br />

Sun. Apr. 3 | Oliphant Theatre<br />

www.NewMusicConcerts.com<br />

ZEPHYR PIANO TRIO<br />

MENDLESSOHN<br />

SMETANA<br />

03 APRIL 16 | Humbercrest United Church<br />

● ● 3:00: Zephyr Piano Trio. In Concert.<br />

Works by Mendelssohn, Smetana and Piazzolla.<br />

Ilona Beres, Terry Holowach and Edward<br />

Hayes. Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby<br />

Point Rd. 416-694-8923. $20; $15(sr/st);<br />

free(under 12).<br />

●●3:00: York University Department of<br />

Music. York U Wind Symphony. William<br />

Thomas, conductor. Tribute Communities<br />

Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU,<br />

4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. $15; $10(sr/st).<br />

● ● 3:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.<br />

Bach Goldberg Variations. See Mar 31; Also<br />

Apr 5(George Weston Recital Hall).<br />

● ● 4:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto.<br />

Carmina Burana. Orff: Carmina Burana; Dello<br />

Joio: Psalm of David. Leslie Fagan, soprano;<br />

Christopher Mayell, tenor; Peter MacGillivray,<br />

baritone; Amadeus Choir; Buffalo Master<br />

Chorale; Bach Children’s Choir; Shawn<br />

Grenke, piano. Toronto Centre for the Arts,<br />

5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-446-0188.<br />

$45; $40(sr); $35(under 30); $20(st).<br />

● ● 4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene.<br />

Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ.<br />

Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto),<br />

477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free.<br />

● ● 4:00: Hart House Chorus. Spring Concert.<br />

Haydn: Missa in tempore belli (Mass in<br />

Time of War); Gjeilo: Dark Night of the Soul.<br />

Daivd Eliakis, accompanist; Daniel Norman,<br />

conductor. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart<br />

House Circle. 647-774-0755. Free. Donations<br />

accepted on behalf of Sistema Toronto.<br />

● ● 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz<br />

Vespers: Tribute to Duke Ellington. Mike Murley,<br />

saxophone; Mark Eisenman, piano; Pat<br />

Collins, bass; Barry Elmes, drums. 25 St. Phillips<br />

Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill<br />

offering.<br />

● ● 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers.<br />

1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5<strong>21</strong>1. Free.<br />

Donations welcome.<br />

● ● 5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Jan Novotný,<br />

piano. Works by Smetana and Schumann. St.<br />

Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-<br />

481-7294. $25; $15(st).<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Percussion Ensemble Concert. Walter<br />

Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University<br />

of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: New Music Concerts. Viva Electronica.<br />

Tan: On the Sensations of Tone II; K.<br />

Hamel: New Work; Ahn: LOL-a; Steenhuisen:<br />

ATOM TYPE OPAL MELT. NMC Ensemble; Robert<br />

Aitken, conductor. Betty Oliphant Theatre,<br />

404 Jarvis St. 416-961-9594. $35; $25(sr/arts<br />

workers); $10(st). 7:15: Introduction.<br />

Monday April 4<br />

● ● 12:30: York University Department<br />

of Music. Music @ Midday: Instrumental<br />

Masterclass in Concert. Tribute Communities<br />

Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU,<br />

4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Cecilia String Quartet. Agócs: Commissioned<br />

piece; Mendelssohn: String Quartet<br />

in e Op.44 No.2; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet<br />

in b Op.115. Cecilia String Quartet; Kati Agócs,<br />

soprano; James Campbell, clarinet. Walter<br />

Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University<br />

of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.<br />

$40; $25(sr); $10(st).<br />

● ● 7:30: York University Department of<br />

Music. York University Concert and Chamber<br />

Choir. Robert Cooper, interim conductor, Ted<br />

Moroney, accompaniment. Tribute Communities<br />

Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU,<br />

4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. $15; $10(sr/st).<br />

Tuesday April 5<br />

● ● 5:00 and 5:30: Toronto Mendelssohn<br />

Choir. Free Pop-Up Concert. Noel Edison,<br />

conductor. Allan Lambert Galleria, Brookfield<br />

Place, 181 Bay St. 416-598-0422. Free.<br />

Also at 5:30.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Student Woodwind Chamber Ensemble<br />

Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson<br />

Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s<br />

Park. 416-408-0208. Free.<br />

with The Buffalo<br />

MasTer Chorale<br />

doreen rao, Conductor<br />

and The BaCh<br />

Children’s Chorus<br />

linda Beaupré, Conductor<br />

carmina Burana orff | Psalm of DaviD dello Joio<br />

LesLie Fagan, soprano | Christopher MayeLL, tenor<br />

peter MaCgiLLivray, Baritone<br />

shawn grenke & raChaeL kerr, pianists<br />

Sunday, April 3 | 4:00pm | Toronto Centre for the Arts<br />

TickeTs: $45 adults, $40 seniors, $35 ‘under 30’, $20 students<br />

416-446-0188 | aMadeusChoir.CoM<br />

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● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Guitar Orchestra Concert. U of T Art<br />

Centre, 15 King’s College Cir. 416-408-0208.<br />

Free.<br />

●●Apr 05 8:00: Array Music. 4 New Works.<br />

Hostman: Yet, the Rain Falls; Newsome:<br />

Capsule;Scime: Scivias - Know the Ways; S.<br />

Wilson: untitled. Array Ensemble; guest: Carla<br />

Huhtanen, soprano. Array Space, 155 Walnut<br />

Ave. 416-532-3019. $20.<br />

Thursday April 7<br />

April 7 - 16, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St.<br />

OPER AATELIER.COM<br />

● ● 7:30: Opera Atelier. Lucio Silla. Mozart.<br />

Kresimir Spicer (Lucio); Inga Kalna (Cinna);<br />

Mireille Asselin (Celia); Peggy Kriha Dye<br />

(Cecillio); Meghan Lindsay (Giunia); Marshall<br />

Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse<br />

Zingg, choreograper; Artists of Atelier<br />

Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David<br />

Fallis, conductor. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge<br />

St. 1-855-622-2787. $38-$181; $15(under 30).<br />

Media Night. Runs Apr 7-16; start times vary.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. World Music Ensembles. African<br />

Drumming and Dancing Ensemble; Latin-<br />

American Percussion Ensemble; Steel Pan<br />

Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson<br />

Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s<br />

Park. 416-408-0208. Free.<br />

DON’T MISS<br />

TORONTO’S OPER A<br />

EVENT OF THE SEASON!<br />

B. Concerts Beyond the GTA<br />

● ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Duo Turgeon. Valery<br />

Gavrilin: Sketches; Ravel: Second Suite from<br />

Daphnis and Chloe, Vyacheslav Gryaznov:<br />

new arrangement for two pianos; Lutoslawski:<br />

Variations on a theme by Paganini. Anne<br />

Louise-Turgeon, piano; Edward Turgeon,<br />

piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence<br />

Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-<br />

7723. $55, $50; $10(st); age 18 to 35 – pay<br />

your age.<br />

● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.<br />

Bach Goldberg Variations. George Weston<br />

Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787.<br />

$37 and up; $32 and up(sr); $15-$70(35 and<br />

under). See Mar 31 (Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre).<br />

Wednesday April 6<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. Vocalis Master’s/DMA Series. Emmanuel<br />

College Chapel, 75 Queen’s Park Cr. E. 416-<br />

408-0208. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of<br />

Music. gamUT Contemporary Music Ensemble.<br />

Wallace Halladay, director. Walter Hall,<br />

Edward Johnson Building, University of<br />

Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.<br />

Beethoven: Piano Concerto 4. Agócs: Perpetual<br />

Summer; Beethoven: Piano Concerto<br />

No.4; Sibelius: Symphony No.1. Francesco Piemontesi,<br />

piano; Thomas Søndergård, conductor.<br />

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.<br />

416-598-3375. $33.75-$148. Also Apr 8(7:30).<br />

● ● 8:00: Toy Piano Composers. TPC Curiosity<br />

Festival: Playback. Nancy Tam, curator. Canadian<br />

Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 647-<br />

829-4<strong>21</strong>3. $30(festival pass). Festival runs<br />

until Apr 9.<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Chopin: Fantastic<br />

Jest. Chopin: Fantasy in f Op.49;<br />

Scherzo No.3 in c-sharp Op.39; ​Sherkin: ​new<br />

work. Adam Sherkin, piano. Bluma Appel<br />

Lobby, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts,<br />

27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. Presented<br />

in partnership with Steinway Piano Gallery.<br />

● ● 12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon<br />

at Met. Joshua Ehlebracht, organ. Metropolitan<br />

United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E.<br />

416-363-0331 x26. Free.<br />

● ● 1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.<br />

Music in the Afternoon. Works by Biber, Lieberson,<br />

Schumann, Brahms and Di Castri<br />

(premiere). Danthology: Steven Dann,<br />

viola; Nico Dann, percussion; Robin Dann,<br />

voice; Lucas Dann, piano; Ilana Zarankin, soprano;<br />

Joel Quarrington, double bass. Walter<br />

Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of<br />

Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. $45.<br />

Women’s Musical Club of Toronto<br />

Music in the Afternoon<br />

STEVEN DANN, viola<br />

and friends<br />

Thursday<br />

April 7, 1.30 p.m.<br />

Tickets $45<br />

416-923-7052<br />

www.wmct.on.ca<br />

● ● 7:00: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.<br />

Tsumugu. Amami Island folk songs, Tsugaru<br />

shamisen, taiko drumming. Anna Sato, vocals;<br />

Chie Hanawa, Tsugaru shamisen; Keita<br />

Kanazashi, taiko drum and Japanese flute.<br />

6 Garamond Ct. 416-441-2345. $30; $25(JCCC<br />

members).<br />

IN THIS ISSUE: Alliston, Ancaster, Barrie, Belleville, Brantford, Coburg,<br />

Collingwood , Dundas, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, Lindsay,<br />

London, Orangeville, Orillia, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Waterloo.<br />

Tuesday <strong>March</strong> 1<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of<br />

Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University.<br />

RBC Foundation: Music@Noon. Piano<br />

and guitar students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario<br />

Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St.<br />

Catharines. 905-688-5550. Free.<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Sanderson Centre for the<br />

Performing Arts. In Concert. Taiko drums.<br />

Yamato Drummers of Japan. 88 Dalhousie<br />

St., Brantford. 519-758-8090. $49; $20(st);<br />

$5(eyeGO).<br />

Wednesday <strong>March</strong> 2<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru.<br />

Jazz Pianist Lance Anderson. Works by<br />

Gershwin, Peterson and McCartney. Hi-Way<br />

Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie.<br />

705-726-1181. $5; free(st).<br />

● ● 12:30: University of Waterloo Department<br />

of Music. Noon Hour Concert: Afternoon’s<br />

Night Music. Andrew Chung, violin;<br />

Ben Bolt-Martin, cello; Catherine Robertson,<br />

piano. Conrad Grebel University College,<br />

140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-<br />

0220 x24226. Free.<br />

● ● 7:00: Kaleid Choral Festival. A Kaleidoscope<br />

of Voices with Rajaton. Finnish a cappella<br />

group Rajaton with more than 300 high<br />

school students from the Kitchener/Waterloo<br />

Region. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church,<br />

49 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-584-5757.<br />

$25. Also Mar 3.<br />

Thursday <strong>March</strong> 3<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: University of Guelph College<br />

of Arts. Thursday At Noon: Ribbon<br />

of Extremes with Philippe Hode-Keyser.<br />

Drums and electronics. Goldschmidt Room,<br />

107 MacKinnon Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph.<br />

519-824-4120 x52991. Free.<br />

● ● 7:00: Kaleid Choral Festival. A Kaleidoscope<br />

of Voices with Rajaton. Finnish a cappella<br />

group Rajaton with more than 300<br />

high school students from the Kitchener/<br />

Waterloo Region. St. Peter’s Lutheran<br />

Church, 49 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-584-<br />

5757. $25. Also Mar 2.<br />

● ● 7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.<br />

Marie-Josée Lord and Quartango:<br />

Tangopéra. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines.<br />

905-688-0722. $52.<br />

Friday <strong>March</strong> 4<br />

● ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays<br />

@ 12:30 Concert Series. Works by<br />

Brahms, Martinů and others. Sharon Wei,<br />

viola; Stephan Sylvestre, piano. Von Kuster<br />

Hall, Music Building, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 1:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Voice<br />

Fridays: Canadian Composers of Song. Patricia<br />

Green. Talbot College, University of Western<br />

Ontario, Room 100, 1151 Richmond St. N.,<br />

London. 519-661-3767. Free.<br />

● ● 3:00: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine<br />

and Performing Arts. Music Ed Plus Vocal &<br />

Woodwind Chamber Ensemble. FirstOntario<br />

Performing Arts Centre lobby, 250 St. Paul<br />

St., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts. Ensemble Series: Soundstreams<br />

Canada. MacMillan: Seven Last<br />

Words From the Cross; Schafer: The Fall into<br />

Light (selections); Nystedt: Immortal Bach.<br />

Soundstreams Canada’s Choir <strong>21</strong>; Virtuoso<br />

String Orchestra. Guest: Sir James MacMillan,<br />

conductor. 390 King St. W., Kingston.<br />

613-533-2424. $27 and up; $13.50 and up(st);<br />

$22 and up(faculty/staff).<br />

● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber<br />

Music Society. Jeremy Bell, Violin; Shoshana<br />

Telner, Piano. Grieg: Violin Sonata No.1;<br />

Beethoven: Sonata No.7 in c Op.30 No.2; Robert<br />

Ward: Lamentation and Scherzo; Alkan:<br />

Le Festin d’Aesop. KWCMS Music Room,<br />

57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.<br />

$30; $20(st).<br />

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Saturday <strong>March</strong> 5<br />

● ● 1:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. London<br />

Music Scholarship Foundation Competition,<br />

Second and Final Round. Von Kuster<br />

Hall, Music Building, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767.<br />

Free. Also 8:00.<br />

● ● 2:00: Kawartha Concerts. Little Big Frog.<br />

Masks, puppetry, poetry, music and dance.<br />

Faustwork Mask Theatre. Market Hall Performing<br />

Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough.<br />

705-878-5625. $15; $5(youth/child).<br />

Also Apr 3(Lindsay).<br />

● ● 7:00: Ryerson Community Concert Series.<br />

Concert Classics: Solo Piano Music with<br />

Alexei Gulenco. Alexei Gulenco, piano; Hamilton<br />

Choir Project. Ryerson United Church,<br />

265 Wilson St. E., Ancaster. 905-648-2731.<br />

Admission by donation ($20 suggested).<br />

● ● 7:30: Cellar Singers. Light Perpetual<br />

2. Duruflé: Requiem and Motets. Jennifer<br />

Enns Modolo, mezzo; Matthew Cassils, baritone;<br />

Children’s Community Choir of Midland;<br />

Mitchell Pady, conductor. St. James’ Anglican<br />

Church (Orillia), 58 Peter St. N., Orillia. 705-<br />

481-1853. $25; $10(st).<br />

● ● 7:30: Chorus Niagara. Eternity: Bach Mass<br />

in B Minor. Featuring 27 dialogue-free short<br />

films created to mirror the 27-part musical<br />

structure of Bach’s work. Bastian Clevé:<br />

Sound of Eternity (film; Canadian premiere).<br />

Jennifer Krabbe, soprano; Anita Krause,<br />

mezzo; Charles Sy, tenor; Geoffrey Sirett,<br />

baritone; Chorus Niagara; Orpheus Choir;<br />

Talisker Players. FirstOntario Performing<br />

Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines.<br />

905-688-0722. $40; $38(sr); $25(under 30);<br />

$15(st); $12(child). 6:30: Pre-concert chat.<br />

Also Mar 6 (Toronto).<br />

● ● 8:00: DaCapo Chamber Choir. Blow, Blow,<br />

Thou Winter Wind. An all-Shakespeare choral<br />

concert. Archer: In Sweet Music (world premiere);<br />

Shearing: Songs and Sonnets by<br />

Shakespeare; Chatman: Blow, Blow Thou<br />

Winter Wind; Freedman: Songs from Shakespeare;<br />

Mäntyjärvi: Four Shakespeare Songs.<br />

Catherine Robertson, piano; Greg Prior,<br />

double bass. St. John the Evangelist Anglican<br />

Church, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener. 519-725-<br />

7549. $25; $20(sr); $15(st); $5(child/eyeGO).<br />

Also <strong>March</strong> 6 (mat).<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. London<br />

Music Scholarship Foundation Competition,<br />

Second and Final Round. Von Kuster<br />

Hall, Music Building, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767.<br />

Free. Also 1:00.<br />

Sunday <strong>March</strong> 6<br />

● ● 2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Traditions.<br />

Western University Jazz Ensemble.<br />

Mocha Shrine Centre, 468 Colborne St., London.<br />

519-661-3767. Free.<br />

● ● 2:00: McMaster School of the Arts.<br />

Ensemble Concerts Series. Flute Ensemble.<br />

Convocation Hall, UH<strong>21</strong>3, McMaster University,<br />

1280 Main St. W., Hamilton. 905-525-<br />

9140 x27671. Free.<br />

● ● 2:00: University of Guelph College of Arts.<br />

Young At Heart. University of Guelph Choirs;<br />

Eramosa Children’s Choir; Marta McCarthy,<br />

conductor. Harcourt Memorial United<br />

Church, 87 Dean St., Guelph. 519-824-4120<br />

x52991. $15; $10(sr/st).<br />

● ● 2:30: Kingston Symphony. Rosauro and<br />

B. Concerts Beyond the GTA<br />

Mendelssohn. Boccherini: Cello Concerto;<br />

Mendelssohn: Konzertstück No.2 for Two<br />

Clarinets; Symphony No.4; Hétu: Bassoon<br />

Concerto; Rosauro: Marimba Concerto. Wolf<br />

Tormann, cello; Gordon Craig, clarinet; Linda<br />

Craig, clarinet; Ben Glossop, bassoon; Evan<br />

Mitchell, marimba; Glen Fast, conductor. Isabel<br />

Bader Centre for the Performing Arts,<br />

390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-2050.<br />

$20-$50.<br />

● ● 3:00: DaCapo Chamber Choir. Blow, Blow,<br />

Thou Winter Wind. An all-Shakespeare choral<br />

concert. Archer: In Sweet Music (world premiere);<br />

Shearing: Songs and Sonnets by<br />

Shakespeare; Chatman: Blow, Blow Thou<br />

Winter Wind; Freedman: Songs from Shakespeare;<br />

Mäntyjärvi: Four Shakespeare Songs.<br />

Catherine Robertson, piano; Greg Prior,<br />

double bass. St. John’s Lutheran Church,<br />

22 Willow St., Waterloo. 519-725-7549. $25;<br />

$20(sr); $15(st); $5(child/eyeGO). Also <strong>March</strong><br />

5 (eve).<br />

● ● 3:00: Grand Philharmonic Chamber<br />

Choir. Sawatsky Visiting Scholar: The Music<br />

of James MacMillan. MacMillan: Seven Last<br />

Words from the Cross; Schafer: The Fall into<br />

Light (selections); Nystedt: Immortal Bach.<br />

Soundstreams Canada’s Choir <strong>21</strong>; University<br />

of Waterloo Chamber Choir; Grand Philharmonic<br />

Choir; Virtuoso String Orchestra.<br />

Guest: Sir James MacMillan, conductor. St.<br />

Peter’s Lutheran Church, 49 Queen St. N.,<br />

Kitchener. 519-578-6885. $30; $14(university/college<br />

st and under 30); $5(high school<br />

st and younger).<br />

● ● 3:00: John Laing Singers. Resplendent<br />

and Romantic. Featuring music for choir<br />

and virtuoso piano. Works by Beethoven,<br />

Buhr, Brahms, Berg, Rossini, Schubert and<br />

Whitacre. Guest: Paul Thorlaksen, piano. St.<br />

Paul’s United Church (Dundas), 29 Park St. W.,<br />

Dundas. 905-628-5238. $25; $20(sr); $5(st);<br />

free(child).<br />

● ● 3:00: University of Waterloo Department<br />

of Music. Sawatsky Visiting Scholar: Music of<br />

Sir James MacMillan. Choir <strong>21</strong>; UW Chamber<br />

Choir; Grand Philharmonic Choir. St. Peter’s<br />

Lutheran Church, 49 Queen St. N., Kitchener.<br />

519-885-0220 x24226. $30; $14(st/under30);<br />

$5(youth/child).<br />

● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber<br />

Music Society. Heidi Wall, piano. Bach: Prelude<br />

and Fugue from Bk.1 No.<strong>21</strong> in b-flat; Liszt:<br />

Transcendental Etudes Nos.11 and 12; Haydn:<br />

Sonata No.52 in E-flat Hob.XVI:52; Alexander<br />

Stankovski: Traumprotokoll. KWCMS Music<br />

Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-<br />

1673. By donation. Fundraising concert (tax<br />

receipts over $20).<br />

Wednesday <strong>March</strong> 9<br />

● ● 12:30: University of Waterloo Department<br />

of Music. Noon Hour Concert: Stealth in Concert.<br />

Kathryn Ladano, bass clarinet; Richard<br />

Burrows, percussion. Conrad Grebel University<br />

College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo.<br />

519-885-0220 x24226. Free.<br />

● ● 2:30: Seniors Serenade. Patricia Wait with<br />

York University Music Students. Grace United<br />

Church (Barrie), 350 Grove St. E., Barrie.<br />

705-726-1181. Free. 3:30: tea and cookies $5.<br />

● ● 7:00: Guitar Hamilton. Johannes<br />

Möller and Laura Fraticelli Classical Guitar<br />

Duo. Church of St. John the Evangelist,<br />

320 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton. 905-807-<br />

4792. $15-$25.<br />

Thursday <strong>March</strong> 10<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: University of Guelph College<br />

of Arts. Thursday At Noon: Jason Wilson and<br />

The Perennials. Global roots project incorporating<br />

the reggae canon, Scottish and English<br />

folk revival and NYC bebop. Goldschmidt<br />

Room, 107 MacKinnon Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E.,<br />

Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free.<br />

● ● 2:00: Sanderson Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts. Celtic Nights. Celebration of<br />

Irish independence with Spirit of Freedom,<br />

marking the centennial of the Easter Rising of<br />

1916. Theatrical production featuring music<br />

and dance. Pat Macelwain, director; Claire<br />

Crehan, music director; Richard Griffin, choreographer.<br />

88 Dalhousie St., Brantford. 519-<br />

758-8090. $52; $20(uGO); $5(eyeGO).<br />

● ● 7:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western<br />

Performs! Concert Series Finale: Oikos.<br />

Collaborations with multiple faculties at<br />

Western, emphasizing the theme Oikos<br />

(Greek for “home”). Atrium, International and<br />

Graduate Affairs Building, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-<br />

3767. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.<br />

Celebrate a Rising Star. Works by Beethoven,<br />

Brahms, Weber, Schubert and Martin. Mason<br />

Pomeroy, flute; Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser,<br />

conductor. Conrad Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519-745-4711.<br />

$45; $10(st).<br />

● ● 7:30: Perimeter Institute. Classical World<br />

Artists Series. Strauss: Sonata in F Op.6; Messiaen:<br />

Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Mvt. 5:<br />

Louange à l’éternité de Jésus); Albéniz: Suite<br />

espagnole Op.47 for piano; Glazunov: Song of<br />

a Minstrel; Chopin: Sonata in g Op.65. David<br />

Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano. Mike Lazaridis<br />

Theatre of Ideas, Perimeter Institute,<br />

31 Caroline St. N., Waterloo. 519-883-4480.<br />

$83; $55(st). Valid ID needed for student rate.<br />

Friday <strong>March</strong> 11<br />

● ● 3:00: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and<br />

Performing Arts, Brock University. Music<br />

Ed Plus Vocal & Woodwind Chamber Ensemble.<br />

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre<br />

lobby, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-<br />

688-5550. Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music.<br />

Scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre. Paul<br />

Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western<br />

University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-<br />

661-3767. $15; $10(sr/st). Also Mar 12.<br />

● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber<br />

Music Society. Möller-Fraticelli Guitar Duo.<br />

Three Argentinian tangos; Mertz: three duos;<br />

Wassrfahrt am Traunsee; Tarantella; Möller:<br />

Five Chinese Impressions; Shenandoah Fantasy;<br />

Night Flame; Möller-Fraticelli: RASA-<br />

LILA. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W.,<br />

Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $30; $20(st).<br />

● ● 8:00: NUMUS. Quasar Saxophone Quartet.<br />

Jean-François Laporte: Incantation for 4<br />

trompe-sac; Wolf Edwards: Predator Drone<br />

for saxophone quartet and electronics; André<br />

Hamel: Brumes matinales textures urbaines<br />

for saxophone quartet and electronics; Pierre<br />

Alexandre Tremblay: Les pâleurs de la lune<br />

for saxophone quartet and electronics; Alexander<br />

Schubert: Hello for saxophone quartet<br />

and electronics. Presented with video. Registry<br />

Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener. 519-<br />

896-3662. $30; $20(sr/arts); $10(st).<br />

● ● 8:30: Amanda Tosoff. Words CD Release.<br />

Amanda Tosoff, piano; Felicity Williams,<br />

vocals; Alex Goodman, guitar; Jon Maharaj,<br />

bass; Morgan Childs, drums; and others. Jazz<br />

Room, Huether Hotel, 59 King St N., Waterloo.<br />

519-886-3350. $20; $10(under 30). Also<br />

Mar 10(Toronto).<br />

Saturday <strong>March</strong> 12<br />

● ● 7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.<br />

Cirque de la Symphonie. Circus acts performed<br />

to classical music. Gemma New,<br />

conductor. Hamilton Place, 10 MacNab St. S.,<br />

Hamilton. 905-526-7756. $10-$67.<br />

● ● 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts. Autorickshaw: Bollywood and<br />

Beyond. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-<br />

2050. $29; $24(faculty/staff); $15(st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music.<br />

Scenes from Opera & Musical Theatre. Paul<br />

Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western<br />

University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-<br />

661-3767. $15; $10(sr/st). Also Mar 11.<br />

Sunday <strong>March</strong> 13<br />

● ● 2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts. A Magical Night Featuring Violin,<br />

Viola and Piano. Works by Schumann,<br />

Piazzolla and others. Gisèle Dalbec-Szcsesniak,<br />

violin; Eileen Beaudette, viola; Michel<br />

Szcsesniak, piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston.<br />

613-530-2050. $10-$30.<br />

● ● 2:30: Orchestra Kingston. Masterworks<br />

for Orchestra. Works by John Williams, J.<br />

Strauss and Dvořák; new works by John<br />

Palmer and Daniel McConnachie. Salvation<br />

Army Citadel, 816 Centennial Dr., Kingston.<br />

613-634-9312. $20-$25.<br />

● ● 3:00: McMaster School of the Arts.<br />

Ensemble Concerts Series. Chamber Orchestra.<br />

Convocation Hall, UH<strong>21</strong>3, McMaster<br />

University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton. 905-<br />

525-9140 x27671. Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber<br />

Music Society. Katie Schlaikjer and Patricio<br />

Andrés Gutiérrez Vielma, Cellos. Kodály:<br />

Sonata for solo cello Op.7; Bach: Suite No.4 for<br />

solo cello; works by Barriere and Boismortier<br />

for two cellos. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young<br />

St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. By donation.<br />

Tax receipts for $20 and up.<br />

Monday <strong>March</strong> 14<br />

● ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music.<br />

Contemporary Music Studio. Von Kuster<br />

Hall, Music Building, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767.<br />

Free.<br />

Tuesday <strong>March</strong> 15<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of<br />

Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University.<br />

RBC Foundation: Music@Noon. Instrumental<br />

Students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario<br />

Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St.<br />

Catharines. 905-688-5550. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts. Ensemble Series: House of<br />

Dreams. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra;<br />

Jeanne Lamon, conductor; Alison Mackay,<br />

creator; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director.<br />

390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-2050.<br />

From $13.50.<br />

Wednesday <strong>March</strong> 16<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrews. Noontime<br />

Recital: Organist Jeffrey Moellman<br />

with Jonathan, Clara and Paul Moellman.<br />

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie),<br />

47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. $5;<br />

free(st).<br />

Thursday <strong>March</strong> 17<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: University of Guelph College<br />

of Arts. Thursday At Noon: McMaster<br />

Trio. A recital tracing the evolution of the<br />

piano trio, from Haydn to Canadian composer<br />

Kelly-Marie Murphy. Goldschmidt Room,<br />

107 MacKinnon Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph.<br />

519-824-4120 x52991. Free.<br />

Friday <strong>March</strong> 18<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of<br />

Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University.<br />

Brock University Wind Ensemble in Market<br />

Square. Brock students and community volunteers<br />

perform. Zoltan Kalman, conductor.<br />

Market Square (St. Catharines), 91 King St.,<br />

St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free.<br />

● ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays<br />

@ 12:30: Andrew Aarons, piano. Von<br />

Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-<br />

3767. Free.<br />

● ● 12:30: University of Waterloo Department<br />

of Music. Noon Hour Concert: Haydn String<br />

Quartet. Attacca Quartet. Conrad Grebel University<br />

College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo.<br />

519-885-0220 x24226. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine<br />

and Performing Arts, Brock University.<br />

ENCORE! Professional Concert Series: Beverley<br />

Johnston, percussion and Marc Djokic,<br />

violin. Partridge Hall, First Ontario Performing<br />

Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St.<br />

Catharines. 905-688-0722. $29; $23(sr/st);<br />

$5(eyeGo).<br />

● ● 7:30: Queen’s University School of Music.<br />

Queen’s Symphony and Choral Ensemble.<br />

Schubert: Mass in C D462; other works.<br />

Queen’s Symphony; Queen’s Choral Ensemble;<br />

Perth Choir. Grant Hall, 43 University Ave,<br />

Kingston. 613-530-2050. $10-$30.<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western<br />

University Jazz Ensemble: Honours. Paul<br />

Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western<br />

University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-<br />

661-3767. Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber<br />

Music Society. Haydn Quartets, Final<br />

Weekend, Concert No. <strong>21</strong>. Haydn: Quartets<br />

Op.17 No.1; Op.54 No.3; Op.77 No.1. Attacca<br />

Ask LUDWIG<br />

String Quartet. KWCMS Music Room,<br />

57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.<br />

$35; $20(st).<br />

● ● 8:00: McMaster School of the Arts.<br />

Valérie Milot, harp and Antoine Bareil, violin.<br />

Convocation Hall, UH<strong>21</strong>3, McMaster University,<br />

1280 Main St. W., Hamilton. 905-525-<br />

9140 x27038. $20; $15(sr); $5(st).<br />

Saturday <strong>March</strong> 19<br />

● ● 2:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber<br />

Music Society. Haydn Quartets, Final<br />

Weekend, Concert No.22. Haydn: Quartets<br />

Op.20 No.6; Op.33 No.6; Op.76 No.5.<br />

Attacca String Quartet. KWCMS Music Room,<br />

57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.<br />

$35; $20(st).<br />

● ● 7:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music<br />

Society. Haydn Quartets, Final Weekend,<br />

Concert No. 23. Haydn: Seven Last Words of<br />

Christ on the Cross. Attacca String Quartet.<br />

St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 54 Benton St.,<br />

Kitchener. 519-886-1673. $20.<br />

● ● 7:30: Amaranth Chamber Choir. St. John<br />

Passion. Chilcott: St. John Passion. Amaranth<br />

Chamber Choir, Brandon Leis, John Dodington,<br />

Robert Hall, soloists; Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer,<br />

organ; and others. Westminster United<br />

Church (Orangeville), 247 Broadway Ave.,<br />

Orangeville. 519-925-6149. $15. Also Mar 20<br />

(Alliston) and Mar 20 (7:30) (Collingwood).<br />

● ● 7:30: Kingston Symphony. Beethoven:<br />

Symphony No. 9. Tracy Cantin, soprano;<br />

Emma Parkinson, mezzo; Ernesto Ramirez,<br />

tenor; Geoffrey Penar, baritone; Evan Mitchell,<br />

conductor. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-<br />

530-2050. $20-$50. Also Mar 20 (mat).<br />

● ● 8:00: Jeffery Concerts. Toronto Symphony<br />

Orchestra Chamber Soloists. Nora<br />

Shulman, flute; Teng Li, viola; Jonathan Crow,<br />

violin; Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, harp; Joseph<br />

Johnson, cello. Wolf Performance Hall,<br />

251 Dundas St., London. 519-672-8800. $35;<br />

$30(sr); $15(st).<br />

Sunday <strong>March</strong> 20<br />

● ● 2:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber<br />

Music Society. Haydn Quartets, Final Concert.<br />

Haydn: Op.1 No.1; Op.103; audience<br />

choice piece. Attacca String Quartet. KWCMS<br />

Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-<br />

886-1673. $50; $30(st).<br />

● ● 2:00: Zula Music & Arts Collective<br />

Hamilton. Sonoluminescence Trio and Dave<br />

Gould. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W.,<br />

Hamilton. 905-525-7429. $15.<br />

● ● 2:30: Kingston Symphony. Beethoven:<br />

Symphony No. 9. Tracy Cantin, soprano;<br />

Emma Parkinson, mezzo; Ernesto Ramirez,<br />

tenor; Geoffrey Penar, baritone; Evan Mitchell,<br />

conductor. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-<br />

530-2050. $20-$50. Also Mar 19 (eve).<br />

● ● 3:00: Amaranth Chamber Choir. St. John<br />

Passion. Chilcott: St. John Passion. Amaranth<br />

Chamber Choir, Brandon Leis, John Dodington,<br />

Robert Hall, soloists; Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer,<br />

organ; and others. All Saints’ Anglican<br />

Church (Collingwood), 32 Elgin St., Collingwood.<br />

705-445-3841. $15. Also Mar 19<br />

(Orangeville) and Mar 20 (7:30) in Alliston.<br />

● ● 3:00: McMaster School of the Arts.<br />

Ensemble Concerts Series. McMaster<br />

Women’s Choir and Chamber Choir. Christ<br />

Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N., Hamilton.<br />

905-525-9140 x27671. Free.<br />

● ● 3:00: McMaster School of the Arts.<br />

Ensemble Concerts Series. Concert Band.<br />

Convocation Hall, UH<strong>21</strong>3, McMaster University,<br />

1280 Main St. W., Hamilton. 905-525-<br />

9140 x27671. Free.<br />

● ● 3:00: University of Guelph Choirs/Guelph<br />

Symphony Orchestra. Mozart’s Requiem at<br />

The Basilica. Marta McCarthy, conductor.<br />

Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, 25 Norfolk<br />

St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. $25; $17(under<br />

30); $10(child); $5(eyeGO).<br />

● ● 4:00: Folk Under the Clock. Amelia Curran:<br />

Song on the Radio. Market Hall Performing<br />

Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.,<br />

Peterborough. 705-749-1146. $35; $25(st).<br />

● ● 4:30: St. Thomas' Anglican Church (Belleville).<br />

Intemporal Choral Easter Festival. Service,<br />

anthems and hymns for Easter; audience<br />

sing-a-long. St. Thomas' Choir. 201 Church<br />

St., Belleville. 613-962-3636. Freewill offering.<br />

Reception to follow.<br />

● ● 7:30: Amaranth Chamber Choir. St. John<br />

Passion. Chilcott: St. John Passion. Amaranth<br />

Chamber Choir, Brandon Leis, John Dodington,<br />

Robert Hall, soloists; Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer,<br />

organ; and others. St. John’s United<br />

Church (Alliston), 56 Victoria St. E., Alliston.<br />

705-434-1846. $15. Also Mar 19 (Orangeville)<br />

and Mar 20 (3:00) (Collingwood).<br />

● ● 7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. North-<br />

Atlantic Drift. North-Atlantic Drift: Dan<br />

Georgian<br />

Bay<br />

MacDonald, Ross Griffiths, Brian Taheny.<br />

Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-<br />

473-2099. $18/$15(adv).<br />

Monday <strong>March</strong> <strong>21</strong><br />

● ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Percussion<br />

Ensemble. Paul Davenport Theatre,<br />

Talbot College, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767.<br />

Free. Also 8:00.<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Percussion<br />

Ensemble. Paul Davenport Theatre,<br />

Talbot College, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767.<br />

Free. Also 12:30.<br />

Tuesday <strong>March</strong> 22<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of<br />

Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University.<br />

RBC Foundation: Music@Noon. Voice Students.<br />

Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing<br />

Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines.<br />

905-688-5550. Free.<br />

● ● 12:30: McMaster School of the Arts.<br />

Lunchtime Concert Series. Drew Henderson,<br />

guitar. Convocation Hall, UH<strong>21</strong>3, McMaster<br />

University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton. 905-<br />

525-9140 x27671. Free.<br />

● ● 12:30: McMaster School of the Arts. Drew<br />

Henderson, Guitar. Convocation Hall, UH<strong>21</strong>3,<br />

McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton.<br />

905-525-9140 x27038. $20; $15(sr);<br />

$5(st).<br />

● ● 7:30: Queen’s University School of Music.<br />

Queen’s Jazz Ensemble. Isabel Bader Centre<br />

for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W.,<br />

Kingston. 613-530-2050. $15; $7(sr/st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Student<br />

Composers Chamber Music Concert.<br />

Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-<br />

661-3767. Free.<br />

Wednesday <strong>March</strong> 23<br />

● ● 12:30: University of Waterloo Department<br />

of Music. Noon Hour Concert: Immortal<br />

Beloved. Colin Ainsworth, tenor; William<br />

Aide, piano. Conrad Grebel University College,<br />

140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-<br />

0220 x24226. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts. Aldo López-Gavilán. Jazz<br />

piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-<br />

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student exchange.<br />

Thursday <strong>March</strong> 24<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: University of Guelph College<br />

of Arts. Thursday At Noon: Student Soloist<br />

Day. Goldschmidt Room, 107 MacKinnon<br />

Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 519-824-4120<br />

x52991. Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Les<br />

Choristes and Chorale Choirs: Full Circle. Von<br />

CAMERON CARPENTER<br />

B. Concerts Beyond the GTA<br />

MARCH 30<br />

FirstOntarioPAC.ca | St. Catharines<br />

Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-<br />

3767. Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber<br />

Music Society. Rachel Mercer, Cello; Angela<br />

Park, Piano. Complete music of Mendelssohn<br />

for cello & piano. Mendelssohn: two sonatas;<br />

several short pieces. KWCMS Music Room,<br />

57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.<br />

$30; $20(st).<br />

Friday <strong>March</strong> 25<br />

● ● 7:30: Grand Philharmonic Chamber Choir.<br />

Bach: Mass in B Minor. Carla Huhtanen, soprano;<br />

Allyson McHardy, mezzo; Colin Ainsworth,<br />

tenor; James Westman, baritone;<br />

Grand Philharmonic Choir; Kitchener Waterloo<br />

Symphony; Mark Vuorinen, conductor.<br />

Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener.<br />

519-578-1570. From $25.<br />

Monday <strong>March</strong> 28<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Early<br />

Music Studio. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building,<br />

Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London.<br />

519-661-3767. Free.<br />

Tuesday <strong>March</strong> 29<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of<br />

Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University.<br />

RBC Foundation: Music@Noon. Piano<br />

& Guitar Students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario<br />

Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St.<br />

Catharines. 905-688-5550. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and<br />

Performing Arts, Brock University. University<br />

Wind Ensemble. University and high<br />

school students join the Niagara musical<br />

community to perform original and arranged<br />

works. Zoltan Kalman, conductor. Partridge<br />

Hall, First Ontario Performing Arts Centre,<br />

250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-<br />

0722. $8; $5(eyeGO); free(current students<br />

with ID).<br />

Wednesday <strong>March</strong> 30<br />

● ● 7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.<br />

Cameron Carpenter, Organ. Traditional<br />

and non-traditional works. 250 St. Paul St.,<br />

St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. $55.<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Symphonic<br />

Band: Folk and Fantasia. Works by<br />

Giannini, Grainger, Suchan and Dello Joio.<br />

Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western<br />

University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London.<br />

519-661-3767. Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber<br />

Music Society. Martin Söderberg, Piano.<br />

Soler: three sonatas in D, F-sharp and g;<br />

Albeniz: Cadiz; Mallorca; Cordoba; Granados:<br />

Spanish Dance No.5; Allegro de Concierto;<br />

Mompou: Song and Dance No.5; Infante: Variations<br />

on El Vito; and other works. KWCMS<br />

Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-<br />

886-1673. $30; $20(st).<br />

Thursday <strong>March</strong> 31<br />

● ● 12:00 noon: University of Guelph College<br />

of Arts. Thursday At Noon: Student Soloist<br />

Day. Goldschmidt Room, 107 MacKinnon<br />

Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 519-824-4120<br />

x52991. Free.<br />

● ● 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts. Queen’s Wind Ensemble.<br />

390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-2050. $15;<br />

$7(sr/st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Zula Music & Arts Collective Hamilton.<br />

Michael Vlatkovich Quartet. Michael<br />

Vlatkovich Quartet (Michael Vlatkovich,<br />

trombone/percussion; David Mott, baritone<br />

saxophone; Jonathan Golove, electric cello;<br />

Christopher Garcia, drums/percussion);<br />

Guests: Ken Aldcroft, guitar; Mike Gennaro,<br />

drums. Workers Arts and Heritage Centre,<br />

51 Stuart St., Hamilton. 905-522-3003. $15.<br />

Friday April 1<br />

● ● 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western<br />

University Singers: Jubliant Song. Von<br />

Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-<br />

3767. Free.<br />

● ● 7:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. St.<br />

Cecilia Singers in Concert with McMaster<br />

Women’s Chorus: Voices In Splendour. St.<br />

Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave.,<br />

London. 519-661-3767. Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Wind<br />

Ensemble Concert: I Pity the Fool. Bernstein:<br />

Overture to Candide; H.O. Reed: La Fiesta<br />

Mexicana; and other works. Paul Davenport<br />

Theatre, Talbot College, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: University of Guelph College of<br />

Arts. Emotion and Commotion. University<br />

of Guelph Concert Winds; John Goddard,<br />

conductor. Guelph Youth Music Centre,<br />

75 Cardigan St., Guelph. 519-824-4120<br />

x52991. $10; $5(sr/st).<br />

Saturday April 2<br />

● ● 1:30: University of Guelph College of Arts.<br />

Conducting Masterclass Concert. University<br />

of Guelph Choirs. Harcourt Memorial United<br />

Church, 87 Dean St., Guelph. 519-824-4120<br />

x52991. Price TBA.<br />

● ● 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts. Joie-de-Vivre-Brazileiro!<br />

Bombolessé. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-<br />

530-2050. $29; $24(faculty/staff); $15(st).<br />

● ● 7:30: Oriana Singers of Northumberland.<br />

Operetta 101. Works by Lehar, Bernstein,<br />

Sondheim, and Gilbert & Sullivan.<br />

Virginia Hatfield, vocals. Trinity United Church<br />

(Cobourg), 284 Division St., Cobourg. 613-<br />

392-7423. $25; $22(sr); $10(st).<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Symphony<br />

Orchestra. Featuring the winner of<br />

2015 Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition.<br />

Danbee Ko, piano. Paul Davenport Theatre,<br />

Talbot College, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 8:00: Public Energy. Dollhouse. Coleman.<br />

Bill Coleman, dancer; Gordon Monahan,<br />

sound design/stage design; David Gaucher,<br />

set design; Pierre Lavoie, lighting. Market Hall<br />

Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.,<br />

Peterborough. 705-745-1788. $17-$24.<br />

Sunday April 3<br />

● ● 2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Symphony<br />

Orchestra. Featuring a finalist of<br />

2015 Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition.<br />

Rachelle Li, violin. Paul Davenport Theatre,<br />

Talbot College, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767.<br />

Free.<br />

● ● 2:00: Kawartha Concerts. Little Big Frog.<br />

Masks, puppetry, poetry, music and dance.<br />

Faustwork Mask Theatre. Glenn Crombie<br />

Theatre, Fleming College, 200 Albert Street<br />

S., Lindsay. 705-878-5625. $15; $5(youth/<br />

child). Also Mar 5(Peterborough).<br />

● ● 2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts. Not Your Grandma’s Organist.<br />

Works by Bach, Chopin, Shostakovich<br />

and Carpenter. Cameron Carpenter, organ.<br />

●●Brampton Music Theatre. Jesus Christ<br />

Superstar. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber,<br />

lyrics by Tim Rice. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre<br />

Lane, Brampton. 905-874-2800. $35, $28(sr/<br />

st), $22(children). Opens Mar 31, 7:30pm.<br />

Runs to April 9. Days and times vary. Visit<br />

bramptonmusictheatre.com for details.<br />

●●Canada’s Ballet Jörgen. Sleeping Beauty.<br />

Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Oakville<br />

Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy<br />

St, Oakville. 1-888-489-7784. $35. Mar 18,<br />

2:00pm and 7:00pm.<br />

●●Canada’s Ballet Jörgen. Sleeping Beauty.<br />

Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Betty Oliphant<br />

Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 1-888-655-<br />

9090. $34-$80. Opens Mar 24, 7:30pm. Runs<br />

to Mar 27. Days and times vary. Visit balletjorgencanada.ca<br />

for details.<br />

●●Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. Music<br />

by Georges Bizet. Joel Ivany, stage director;<br />

Paolo Cariganini, conductor. Opens Apr 12.<br />

7:30pm. Runs to May 15. Days and times vary.<br />

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,<br />

C. Music Theatre<br />

390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-2050.<br />

From $13.50.<br />

● ● 3:00: University of Guelph College of Arts.<br />

Chamber Music Recital. University of Guelph<br />

Chamber Ensembles; Henry Janzen, conductor.<br />

Goldschmidt Room, 107 MacKinnon<br />

Bldg., 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 519-824-4120<br />

x52991. Free; donations welcome.<br />

Monday April 4<br />

● ● 8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Contemporary<br />

Music Studio Concert. Von<br />

Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University,<br />

1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-<br />

3767. Free.<br />

Tuesday April 5<br />

● ● 6:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Electroacoustic<br />

Music: Student Composers Concert.<br />

Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College,<br />

Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London.<br />

519-661-3767. Free.<br />

● ● 7:00: McMaster School of the Arts.<br />

Ensemble Concerts Series. Percussion<br />

Ensemble. Robinson Memorial Theatre,<br />

McMaster University, 1280 Main Street W.,<br />

Hamilton. 905-525-9140 x27671. Free.<br />

Wednesday April 6<br />

● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber<br />

Music Society. Pierre Beaudre, Classical<br />

Guitar. Works by Rodrigo, Brouwer, Villa-<br />

Lobos and Domeniconi. KWCMS Music Room,<br />

57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.<br />

$30; $20(st).<br />

Thursday April 7<br />

● ● 7:00: University of Guelph College of<br />

Arts. Jazz Concert. University of Guelph Jazz<br />

Ensemble; Ted Warren, conductor. Manhattan’s<br />

Pizza Bistro and Music Club, 951 Gordon<br />

St., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. $2 cover or<br />

donation at the door.<br />

MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera,<br />

operetta and musicals to non-traditional performance types where<br />

words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama.<br />

These listings are sorted alphabetically BY PRESENTER. This section<br />

is still in development. We welcome your comments and suggestions<br />

to listings@thewholenote.com.<br />

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MAOMETTO II<br />

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coc.ca<br />

●●Canadian Opera Company. Maometto II.<br />

Music by Gioachino Rossini. David Alden,<br />

stage director; Harry Bicket, conductor.<br />

Opens April 29. 7:30pm. Runs to May 14. Days<br />

and times vary. Four Seasons Centre for the<br />

Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. $50-$435.<br />

416-363-8231. Visit coc.ca for details.<br />

●●Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series:<br />

Opera Interactive. Interactive concert of<br />

arias and sing-along choruses. Young artists<br />

of the COC Ensemble Studio; Kyra Millan, soprano<br />

and opera educator. Richard Bradshaw<br />

Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the<br />

Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-<br />

8231. Free. Mar 15, 12:00pm. Late seating is<br />

not available.<br />

●●Canadian Stage. Torobaka. New dance<br />

work mixing Indian kathak and Spanish flamenco.<br />

Akram Khan and Israel Galván, creators<br />

and performers. Bluma Appel Theatre,<br />

27 Front St. E. 416-368-3110. $69-99. Opens<br />

Mar 9, 8:00pm. Runs to Mar 12 (Mar 11<br />

7:00pm).<br />

●●City Centre Musical Productions. Jekyll<br />

and Hyde. Music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics<br />

by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse, book<br />

by Leslie Bricusse. Meadowvale Theatre,<br />

6315 Montevideo Rd, Mississauga. 905-615-<br />

4720. $26.50; $24.50(sr/st). Opens Mar 11,<br />

8:00pm. Runs to Mar 20. Days and times vary.<br />

Visit ccmpmusic.com for details.<br />

●●Civic Light Opera Company. Two by Two.<br />

Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Martin<br />

Charnin, book by Peter Stone. Joe Cascone,<br />

director/designer. Zion Cultural Centre,<br />

1650 Finch Ave. E. 416-755-1717. $28. Opens<br />

April 6, 7:00pm. Runs to April 17. Days and<br />

times vary. Visit civiclightoperacompany.com<br />

for details.<br />

●●FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.<br />

Marie-Josée Lord and Quartango: Tangopéra.<br />

Featuring classics of opera, Bizet to<br />

Piazzolla. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines.<br />

905-688-0722. $52. Mar 3, 7:30pm.<br />

●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Avenue Q. Music<br />

and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx,<br />

book by Jeff Whitty. Seanna Kennedy, stage<br />

director. The Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A<br />

Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747. $49.99-$59.99.<br />

Opens Mar 10, 7:30pm. Runs to April 3. Days<br />

and times vary. Visit lowerossingtontheatre.<br />

com for details.<br />

●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Disney’s<br />

The Little Mermaid: A Broadway Musical.<br />

Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard<br />

Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug<br />

Wright. Alan Kinsella, stage director. Randolph<br />

Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. 416-915-<br />

6747. $39.99-$69.99. Opens April 2, 12:00pm.<br />

Sat 12:00/3:30pm; Sun 12:00/3:30pm to<br />

April 24.<br />

●●Mirvish. Kinky Boots. Music and lyrics by<br />

Cyndi Lauper, book by Harvey Fierstein. Jerry<br />

Mitchell, stage director and choreographer.<br />

Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St.W. 416-<br />

872-1<strong>21</strong>2. $35-$130. Ongoing. Tues-Sat(8pm),<br />

Wed/Sat/Sun(2pm).<br />

●●Mirvish. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles.<br />

Music and lyrics by John Lennon, Paul<br />

McCartney and George Harrison. Princess<br />

of Wales Theatre, 300 King St.W. 416-872-<br />

1<strong>21</strong>2. $32-$119. Opens Mar 15, 8:00pm. Runs<br />

to Mar 20. Times vary. Visit mirvish.com for<br />

details.<br />

●●National Ballet of Canada. La Sylphide.<br />

Music by Herman Severin Løvenskjold. Johan<br />

Kobborg, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre<br />

for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St.<br />

W. 416-345-9595. $55-$235. Opens Mar 2,<br />

7:30pm. Runs to Mar 6. Times vary. Visit<br />

national.ballet.ca for details.<br />

●●National Ballet of Canada. Cacti & Rubies<br />

& The Four Temperaments. Music by Joseph<br />

Haydn, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Franz Schubert,<br />

Andy Stein and Gustav Mahler. Alexander<br />

Ekman, choreographer. Four Seasons<br />

Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen<br />

St. W. 416-345-9595. $55-$235. Opens Mar 9,<br />

7:30pm. Runs to Mar 13. Times vary. Visit<br />

national.ballet.ca for details.<br />

●●National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and<br />

Juliet. Music by Sergei Prokofiev. Alexei Ratmansky,<br />

choreographer. Four Seasons Centre<br />

for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St.<br />

W. 416-345-9595. $68-$265. Opens Mar 16,<br />

7:30pm. Runs to Mar 20. Times vary. Visit<br />

An Original<br />

Gilbert & Sullivan<br />

Operetta<br />

Chelsea Moor Castle<br />

(or, The Contract to Marry)<br />

<strong>March</strong> 4 - 13<br />

www.northtorontoplayers.com<br />

national.ballet.ca for details.<br />

●●North Toronto Players. Chelsea Moor<br />

Castle. Music by Arthur Sullivan, book and<br />

lyrics by W.S.Gilbert, Barb Scheffler and<br />

Michael Harms. Justin Ralph, tenor; Laurie<br />

Hurst, mezzo; Barb Scheffler, soprano; Alison<br />

Boudreau, soprano; Julius Fulop, bass. Jubilee<br />

United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-481-<br />

4867. $25; $22(sr); $15(st); free(children<br />

under 14). Opens Mar 4, 8:00pm. Runs to<br />

Mar 13. Days and times vary. Visit northtorontoplayers.com<br />

for details.<br />

April 7 - 16, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St.<br />

OPER AATELIER.COM<br />

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●●Opera Atelier. Lucio Silla. Music by Wolfgang<br />

Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Giovanni de<br />

Gamerra. Kresimir Spicer (Lucio); Inga Kalna<br />

(Cinna); Mireille Asselin (Celia); Peggy Kriha<br />

Dye (Cecillio); Meghan Lindsay (Giunia); Marshall<br />

Pynkoski, director; Jeannette Lajeunesse<br />

Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier<br />

Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David<br />

VOICEBOX | Opera in Concert<br />

and the Board of Directors<br />

cordially invite you to<br />

SPRING OF SONGS<br />

A benefit concert in support the<br />

World Premiere of<br />

Isis and Osiris - Gods of Egypt<br />

by composer Peter-Anthony Togni<br />

and librettist Sharon Singer<br />

Monday, <strong>March</strong> 7, <strong>2016</strong><br />

7 pm-10 pm<br />

Starring: Leigh-Ann Allen,<br />

Lucia Cesaroni, Julie Nesrallah,<br />

Michael Nyby, Christopher Wattam<br />

Pianist Narmina Afandiyeva<br />

and<br />

OIC’s Founder Stuart Hamilton, C.M.<br />

Honorary Guest Speaker<br />

Reception to follow.<br />

Ticket: $25 early bird price<br />

$35 at the door<br />

Concert, Reception and Cash Bar<br />

Silent Auction includes 3 works by<br />

renowned Croatian-Canadian artist<br />

Anton Cetin.<br />

Please RSVP by <strong>March</strong> 4 (Early Bird Deadline)<br />

via email : admin@operainconcert.com<br />

Gallery 345*<br />

345 Sorauren Ave., Toronto, ON M6R 2G5<br />

*wheelchair accessible. Please call for more details:<br />

(416) 922-<strong>21</strong>47<br />

Fallis, conductor. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge<br />

St. 1-855-622-2787. $38-$181; $15(under 30).<br />

Opens April 7, 7:30pm. Runs to April 16. Days<br />

and times vary. Visit operaatelier.com for<br />

details.<br />

●●Opera by Request. La Traviata. Music by<br />

Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria<br />

Piave. Allison Arends, soprano (Violetta);<br />

Ryan Harper, tenor (Alfredo); Andrew Tees,<br />

baritone (Germont); soloists and chorus of<br />

U of T Scarborough Concert Choir (Lenard<br />

Whiting, conductor); William Shookhoff, conductor<br />

and piano. Trinity Presbyterian Church<br />

York Mills, 2737 Bayview Ave. 416-455-2365.<br />

$20. Mar 4, 7:30pm.<br />

●●Opera by Request. Così fan tutte. Music by<br />

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo<br />

Da Ponte. Ontario Opera Collaborative; Morgan<br />

Strickland, soprano (Fiordiligi); Heidi Jost,<br />

mezzo (Dorabella); Jeffrey Boyd, tenor (Ferrando);<br />

Kyle Merrithew, baritone (Guglielmo);<br />

Misty Banyard, soprano (Despina); Norman<br />

Brown, baritone (Don Alfonso); Frederic La<br />

Croix, conductor and piano. College Street<br />

United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365.<br />

$20. Mar 5, 7:30pm.<br />

●●Opera by Request. Weber’s Abu Hassan<br />

and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. Music<br />

by Carl Maria von Weber and Béla Bartók,<br />

libretti by Franz Carl Hiemer and Béla Balázs.<br />

Henry Irwin, baritone (Abu Hassan); Michele<br />

Danese, soprano (Fatima); Steven Henrikson,<br />

baritone (Omar); Deena Nicklefork, soprano<br />

(Judith); Larry Tozer, baritone (Bluebeard);<br />

Gregory Finney, stage director; William<br />

Shookhoff, piano/conductor. College Street<br />

United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365.<br />

$20. April 2, 7:30pm.<br />

CARING<br />

by Anton Cetin<br />

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●●Opera in Concert/Voicebox. Isis and<br />

Osiris: Gods of Egypt. Music by Peter Anthony<br />

Togni, libretto by Sharon Singer. Lucia Cesaroni<br />

(Isis); Ernesto Ramirez (Osiris); Julie<br />

Nesrallah (Nephtis); Michael Nyby (Seth); Stuart<br />

Graham (The Grand Vizier); and others;<br />

Orchestra and Chorus of Voicebox: Opera<br />

In Concert; Robert Cooper, conductor and<br />

chorus director. St. Lawrence Centre for the<br />

Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $52 and<br />

$73. April 1, 8:00pm and Apr 3 (2:30pm).<br />

●●Opera York. Don Pasquale. Donizetti.<br />

Michael Robert Broder (Don Pasquale); Dion<br />

Mazerolle (Dr. Malatesta); Anne Marie Ramos<br />

(Norina); and others; Geoffrey Butler, artistic<br />

director; Renee Salewski, stage director.<br />

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-<br />

787-8811. $40-$50; $110(gala package). With<br />

supertitles. Mar 3, 7:30pm. Also Mar 5.<br />

●●Oriana Singers of Northumberland. Operetta<br />

101. Music by Lehar, Bernstein, Sondheim,<br />

Gilbert and Sullivan. Virginia Hatfield,<br />

soloist. Trinity United Church, Division Street<br />

at Chapel Street, Cobourg. 613-392-7423. $25;<br />

$22(sr); $10(st). April 2, 7:30pm.<br />

●●Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School<br />

Opera - Handel: Alcina. Ivars Taurins, conductor.<br />

Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor<br />

St. W. 416-408-0208. $25-$40. Mar 16,<br />

7:30pm. Also Mar 18.<br />

●●Sanderson Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts and Two Beans Productions. Alexander<br />

Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move.<br />

Music by Shelly Markham, lyrics and book by<br />

Judith Viorst. Sanderson Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts, 88 Dalhousie Street, Brantford.<br />

1-800-265-0710. $25; $20(st). Mar 15,<br />

3:00pm and 6:30pm.<br />

●●Sony Centre and Alvin Ailey American<br />

Dance Theater. Alvin Ailey American<br />

Dance Theatre. Sony Centre for the<br />

Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-<br />

7669. $69-$99. Opens Mar 4, 8:00pm. Also<br />

C. Music Theatre<br />

Mar 5(2:00/8:00).<br />

●●Sony Centre. Dancing in the Streets. Celebration<br />

of Motown’s Greatest Hits. Sony Centre<br />

for the Performing Arts. 1 Front St. E.<br />

1-855-872-7669. $49.50-$79.50. Mar 26,<br />

7:30pm.<br />

●●Sony Centre and Attila Glatz Concert Productions.<br />

Pixar in Concert. Works include<br />

“You’ve Got a Friend In Me,” “When She Loved<br />

Me” and the Oscar-winning “If I Didn’t Have<br />

You.” Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Sony<br />

Centre for the Performing Arts. 1 Front St. E.<br />

1-855-872-7669. $40-$105. Mar 18(3:30pm<br />

and 8:00pm).<br />

●●Talisker Players. Spirit Dreaming: Creation<br />

Myths from Around the World. Somers:<br />

Kuyas; Beckwith: Tanu; Ravel: Chansons<br />

Madécasses; Villa-Lobos: Suite for voice<br />

and violin; Jaubert: Chants sahariens; and<br />

other works. Ilana Zarankin, soprano; Laura<br />

McAlpine, mezzo; Andrew Moodie, reader.<br />

Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W.<br />

416- 978-8849. $40; $30(sr); $10(st/un(der)<br />

employed). Pre-concert talk at 7:15. Mar 1,<br />

8:00pm. Also Mar 2.<br />

●●Tapestry Opera/Scottish Opera/Music<br />

Theatre Wales. The Devil Inside. Music by<br />

Stuart MacRae, libretto by Louise Welsh.<br />

Based on Stevenson: The Bottle Imp. Rachel<br />

Kelly, Ben McAteer, Steven Page; Nicholas<br />

Sharatt; Players of the Scottish Opera<br />

Orchestra; Matthew Richardson, director.<br />

Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens<br />

Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. $29-$105. Mar 10,<br />

8:00pm. Also Mar 12, 13(4:00pm).<br />

●●Toronto City Opera. L’Elisir d’Amore.<br />

Music by Gaetano Donizetti, libretto by Felice<br />

Romani. Beatrice Carpino, artistic director;<br />

Adolfo De Santis, conductor. Sung in Italian<br />

with English TCOtitles. Bickford Centre<br />

Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. $28;<br />

$20(sr); $15(st). Mar 3, 7:30pm. Also Mar 5.<br />

●●Toronto City Opera. Die Fledermaus. Music<br />

by Johann Strauss II, libretto by Ruth Martin.<br />

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Beatrice Carpino, artistic director; Adolfo De<br />

Santis, conductor. Bickford Centre Theatre,<br />

777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849. $28; $20(sr);<br />

$15(st). Sung in English. Mar 4, 7:30pm. Also<br />

Mar 6(2:00pm).<br />

●●Toronto Concert Orchestra. Piaf Encore.<br />

La Vie en Rose, I Love Paris, Rien de rien,<br />

Pauvre Jean, Milord and other songs. Pandora<br />

Topp, vocals (Piaf); Kerry Stratton, conductor.<br />

The Extension Room, 30 Eastern Ave.<br />

647-352-7041. $45. April 2, 7:30pm.<br />

●●Toronto Consort. Beowulf. Epic tale of the<br />

European bardic tradition, the battle between<br />

the hero Beowulf and the monster Grendel.<br />

Benjamin Bagby, voice and Anglo-Saxon<br />

harp. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon<br />

Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. $24-$57;<br />

$22-$52(sr); $10(st/30 and under). Mar 11-12,<br />

8:00pm.<br />

●●Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Broadway.<br />

Betsy Wolfe, vocalist; Darren Criss,<br />

vocalist; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy<br />

Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375.<br />

$29.50-$107. Mar 29, 8:00pm and Mar 30<br />

2:00pm and 8:00pm.<br />

●●Toy Piano Composers/Bicycle Opera Project.<br />

TPC Curiosity Festival: Travelogue.<br />

Works by Monica Pearce, August Murphy-<br />

King/Colleen Murphy-King, Elisha Denburg,<br />

and Tobin Stokes. Members of the Bicycle<br />

Opera Project. Apr 1 & 2, 8:00pm. Festival<br />

runs to Apr 9. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St.<br />

647-829-4<strong>21</strong>3. $30(festival pass).<br />

120 Diner<br />

120 Church St. 416-792-7725<br />

120diner.com (full schedule)<br />

<strong>March</strong> 1 6pm Ahi; 8pm Arlene Paculan.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 3 6pm Lilly Mason; 8:30pm Melissa<br />

Lauren & Nathan Hiltz; 10:30pm Lucas<br />

DiPasquale. <strong>March</strong> 4 6pm John MacMurchy.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 5 6pm Ros Kindler; 8:30pm Carlos<br />

Morgan; 10pm Laura Hubert. <strong>March</strong> 6 5pm<br />

Broadsway $20; 8pm Mim Adams & Carolyn<br />

Credico. <strong>March</strong> 10 6pm James Dunbar;<br />

8:30pm Angela Turone & Chris Platt; 10:30pm<br />

Lucas DiPasquale. <strong>March</strong> 11 6pm Annie Bonsignore.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 12 6pm Kate Unger. <strong>March</strong><br />

13 6pm Debbie Fleming; 8pm Caitlin Holland.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 15 8pm Tony Quarrington. <strong>March</strong> 17<br />

6pm Janet Whiteway. <strong>March</strong> 18 6pm Amber<br />

McLean. <strong>March</strong> 19 6pm Denielle Bassels &<br />

Ori Dagan; 8:30pm Brother Neil. <strong>March</strong> 20<br />

6pm Gary Krawford. <strong>March</strong> 22 6pm Leslie<br />

Huyler. <strong>March</strong> 24 6pm Davis-Brough Trio.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 25 6pm Ragwax. <strong>March</strong> 29 8pm Heather<br />

Luckhart. <strong>March</strong> 31 Vocal Jazz Workshop<br />

with Sheila Jordan (details TBA).<br />

Alleycatz<br />

2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865<br />

alleycatz.ca<br />

All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated.<br />

Call for cover charge info.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 3, 17, 31 Solo & Duets Concert Series.<br />

D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)<br />

●●University of Toronto Faculty of Music.<br />

Opera Series: Paul Bunyan. Music by Benjamin<br />

Britten, libretto by W.H. Auden. University<br />

of Toronto Opera; MacMillan Singers (Hilary<br />

Apfelstadt, director); Michael Patrick Albano,<br />

director; Fred Peruzza and Lisa Magill, design;<br />

Sandra Horst, conductor. MacMillan Theatre,<br />

Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park.<br />

416-408-0208. $40; $25(sr); $10(st). Opens<br />

Mar 10, 7:30pm. Also Mar 11 to 13(2:30pm).<br />

●●University of Toronto Faculty of Music.<br />

The Art of the Prima Donna. Staged and costumed<br />

program of romantic opera. Works by<br />

Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and others. Paul Widner,<br />

conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson<br />

Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s<br />

Park. 416-408-0208. $20; $10(st). April 1,<br />

5:00pm.<br />

●●Victoria College Chorus. Patience. Music<br />

by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert.<br />

Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St.W. 416-<br />

978-8849. $20; $15(sr); $10(st). April 1,<br />

8:00pm. Also April 2, 3:00pm.<br />

●●Victoria College Drama Society. Rent.<br />

Music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson.<br />

Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St.W. 416-<br />

978-8849. $15; $10(sr/st). Mar 10-12, 8:00pm.<br />

●●Young People’s Theatre. The Wizard of<br />

Oz. Music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and<br />

E.Y.Harburg, book by L. Frank Baum. Young<br />

People’s Theatre, 165 Front St.E. 416-862-<br />

2222. $10-$55. Opens April 4, 10:15am. Runs<br />

to May 15. Days and times vary. Visit youngpeoplestheatre.ca<br />

for details.<br />

IN THE CLUBS covers mainly performances taking place in clubs<br />

and restaurants where food and beverages are part of the mix but<br />

the music is not just part of the decor. Our focus is mostly jazz, with<br />

a more generous listings policy towards venues where jazz is at least<br />

part of the mix. Send club listings to jazz@thewholenote.com<br />

<strong>March</strong> 4 Jamesking. <strong>March</strong> 5, 12 Soular.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 10, 24 The Flow with Carlos Morgan.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 11 Poutine 5. <strong>March</strong> 18 Rock Therapy.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 19, 25, 26 Lady Kane.<br />

Artword Artbar<br />

15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512<br />

artword.net (full schedule)<br />

<strong>March</strong> 3 8pm Jazz double bill: Tom Altobelli<br />

Group, Scott Taplay Group $10. <strong>March</strong><br />

10 8pm Jazz vocal jam with Sue Ramsay Trio<br />

$10. <strong>March</strong> 12 8pm Koopa Troop: jazz meets<br />

video games $10. <strong>March</strong> 18 7:30pm Brenda<br />

Brown Quartet $10.<br />

Bloom<br />

2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315<br />

bloomrestaurant.com<br />

All shows: 19+. Call for reservations.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 31 7pm Genevieve “Gigi” Marentette<br />

$45 (includes dinner).<br />

Blue Goose Tavern, The<br />

1 Blue Goose St. 416-255-2442<br />

Thebluegoosetavern.com<br />

Every Sun 4pm Blues At the Goose with<br />

the Big Groove Rhythm Section and special<br />

guests.<br />

Burdock<br />

1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033<br />

burdockto.com<br />

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Beat by Beat | Mainly Clubs, Mostly Jazz<br />

Barlow and Vetro<br />

Backline Leaders<br />

BOB BEN<br />

Artie Roth once said to me – and I’m paraphrasing – that the<br />

drummer is the encyclopedia of the ensemble, the player who<br />

knows the repertoire most intimately, who can most immediately<br />

call up what happened on this chorus of that recording in<br />

Febtober of 19whenever. It’s a generalization, of course; all musicians<br />

should know these things. And of course, there’s a chance that Artie<br />

was saying that so that I’d go home and study the repertoire more. But<br />

when I think of drummers like Morgan Childs, or the guy who sits<br />

behind that giant bass drum at Grossman’s on Saturday evenings, it<br />

fits perfectly.<br />

What doesn’t fit perfectly, however, is how few drummers you’ll<br />

find leading groups in town in any given month. As far as I know, the<br />

only drummer-led groups in the clubs this month are those led by<br />

Harrison Vetro, a young talent with a sound that can best be described<br />

as crisp, and Brian Barlow. Barlow is someone I’ve only heard live<br />

once, with his own big band at the Jazz Festival in 2011. He is a thoroughly<br />

seasoned professional drummer and arranger with experience<br />

all over the field, having worked with everyone from Ella Fitzgerald<br />

and Tony Bennett to Alanis Morrisette and Shania Twain to the<br />

Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Opera Company. He’s<br />

played on dozens of film scores and musical theatre productions. He<br />

was a member of Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass. I could go on and on.<br />

Barlow’s gigantic beat is something I haven’t forgotten in the five<br />

years since I heard him play in person. His big band was on the main<br />

stage in Nathan Phillips Square and his drums were amplified a bit<br />

too much. The band opened with some standard tune (I want to say<br />

Satin Doll?) at a relaxed medium tempo swing – somewhere around<br />

130 to 140 beats per minute. Barlow played the swing beat on the<br />

hihat while feathering with the bass drum, authoritatively, almost but<br />

not quite aggressively. It’s said that a drummer’s feathering should be<br />

“felt not heard.” Due to the almost indecent amplification, every note<br />

played on the bass drum shook my entire body. So, yes, it was felt.<br />

Thoroughly felt.<br />

Anyways, I’m looking forward to hearing that huge beat again<br />

in a smaller, more intimate, less amplified setting, with a smaller<br />

ensemble, at the cozy Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill.<br />

Harrison Vetro, the only other drummer-as-leader I’m aware of<br />

in the clubs this month, was a classmate of mine at York University.<br />

Walking around the halls in York’s music building, you can always<br />

hear people practising, because those doors, thick though they may<br />

be, are not soundproof by any stretch of the imagination. Drummers<br />

who used the rooms at York could be divided into two categories:<br />

those who play, and those who practise. Sometimes, you could walk<br />

by and hear someone blazing around the drums with (or, you know,<br />

without) remarkable speed and accuracy. That was a player. Someone<br />

who was in there to keep playing what they already do well. Or just to<br />

blow off steam.<br />

Then, there were practisers. If a practiser was in the room, you<br />

would know it because you’d walk by and hear them either messing<br />

up or playing really slowly or both. You’d hear them playing the swing<br />

beat at 40 or fewer beats per minute, or playing some impossible<br />

pattern and being slightly less uncomfortable with it after repeating it<br />

relentlessly for longer than you could even pay attention.<br />

Someone once said that if you sound good while practising, you’re<br />

doing it wrong. That might be a slight exaggeration, but you can see<br />

their point: instead of bolstering your strengths (which is also a valid<br />

and valuable way to spend your time), the majority of your practice<br />

time should be spent attacking your weaknesses. The players who did<br />

that, and remained truly disciplined and focused in the practice room,<br />

and tolerated not always sounding like a beast, almost invariably<br />

grew into the players who sounded more professional, cleaner, more<br />

comfortable and more individual than the rest.<br />

Harrison was a practiser. And the cool thing about having been<br />

at York, and having known him as long as I have, is that I watched<br />

that progress happen. He sounded better every time I heard him.<br />

Noticeably better. Even after we no longer went to school together,<br />

when I would occasionally hear him on a gig (like when he led the<br />

house band at the no longer extant jam at Habits), there would be<br />

enough time in between that I would hear that improvement in leaps<br />

and bounds, while he, as each individual player does, only heard it in<br />

increments.<br />

Harrison Vetro’s group can and should be heard on the evening of<br />

<strong>March</strong> 7 at the Emmett Ray.<br />

Sheila Scats: One more thing to get ahead of, jazz lovers: Sheila<br />

Jordan will be in Toronto for at least three nights, starting on the last<br />

day of <strong>March</strong> at 120 Diner with a workshop, and the first two nights<br />

of April at the Jazz Bistro. Book it off now, and I’ll see you folks in the<br />

clubs, more likely than not.<br />

Bob Ben is The WholeNote’s jazz listings editor. He<br />

can be reached at jazz@thewholenote.com.<br />

Brian Barlow<br />

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Castro’s Lounge<br />

<strong>21</strong>16e Queen St. E 416-699-8272<br />

castroslounge.com (full schedule)<br />

All shows: No cover/PWYC<br />

C’est What<br />

67 Front St. E (416) 867-9499<br />

cestwhat.com (full schedule)<br />

<strong>March</strong> 5, 19 3pm The Boxcar Boys. <strong>March</strong> 12,<br />

26 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers.<br />

De Sotos<br />

1079 St. Clair Ave. W 416-651-<strong>21</strong>09<br />

desotos.ca (full schedule)<br />

Every Sun 11am Sunday Live Jazz Brunch<br />

No cover.<br />

Emmet Ray, The<br />

924 College St. 416-792-4497<br />

theemmetray.com (full schedule)<br />

All shows: No cover/PWYC<br />

<strong>March</strong> 3 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet: Wayne<br />

Nakamura (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass),<br />

John Farrell (guitar). <strong>March</strong> 7 7pm Harrison<br />

Vetro Group; 9:30pm Jesse Malone Quintet.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 10 9pm Bossa Tres: Victor Monsivais<br />

(guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass). <strong>March</strong> 13,<br />

27 6pm Monk’s Music.<br />

Fat City Blues<br />

890 College St. 647-345-8282<br />

Every Sun 8:30pm Fraser/Melvin Band.<br />

Every Wed 8:30pm The Mercenaries. Every<br />

Thurs 8:30pm Tyler Yarema & The Fat Boys.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 1 Robert Davis Trio.<br />

Gate 403<br />

403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930<br />

gate403.com<br />

All shows: PWYC.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 2 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 3 5pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo with<br />

feature guests; 9pm Darcy Windover Band.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 4 5pm Joanne Morra & The France<br />

St. Jazz Ensemble; 9pm David Rubel Music.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 5 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends;<br />

9pm Melissa Boyce Jazz & Blues Band.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 6 5pm Grateful Sunday featuring<br />

Trevor Cape and The Field; 9pm Célia Karocque<br />

Jazz Trio. <strong>March</strong> 7 5pm Mike and Jill<br />

Daley Jazz Duo. <strong>March</strong> 9 5pm Michelle Rumball<br />

with friend; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 10 9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco<br />

Trio. <strong>March</strong> 125pm Bill Heffernan and<br />

His Friends; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Quartet.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 13 5pm Hello Darlings. <strong>March</strong> 14 9pm<br />

Chris Staig Trio. <strong>March</strong> 15 5pm Sarah Kennedy<br />

and Matt Pines Jazz Duo. <strong>March</strong> 16 5pm<br />

Rick Maltese: Rick’s Three in One; 9pm Julian<br />

Fauth Blues Night. <strong>March</strong> 17 5pm Concord<br />

Jazz Quintet. <strong>March</strong> 18 9pm Tiffany Hanus<br />

Jazz Band. <strong>March</strong> 19 5pm Bill Heffernan and<br />

His Friends; 9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 20 5pm Rob Thaller & Joanna Reynolds<br />

Jazz Duo. <strong>March</strong> 22 9pm Kalya Ramu<br />

Jazz Band. <strong>March</strong> 23 9pm Julian Fauth Blues<br />

Night. <strong>March</strong> 25 5pm Whitney Ross Barris<br />

Jazz Band; 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 26 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends;<br />

9pm Donné Roberts Band. <strong>March</strong> 30 9pm<br />

Julian Fauth Blues Night. <strong>March</strong> 31 9pm<br />

Annie Bonsignore Jazz Duo or Trio.<br />

Grossman’s Tavern<br />

379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000<br />

D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)<br />

grossmanstavern.com (full schedule)<br />

All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted).<br />

Every Sat The Happy Pals Dixieland jazz jam.<br />

Harlem Restaurant<br />

67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920<br />

harlemrestaurant.com (full schedule)<br />

All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise<br />

noted). Call for cover charge info.<br />

Hirut Cafe and Restaurant<br />

2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560<br />

Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The<br />

Hugh’s Room<br />

2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604<br />

hughsroom.com<br />

All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).<br />

<strong>March</strong> 3 6:30pm The Back Roads Country<br />

Talent Search $18(adv)/$20(door).<br />

<strong>March</strong> 4 Melanie Doane – One Night Only!<br />

$28.50(adv)/$30(door). <strong>March</strong> 5 Songs are<br />

Like Tattoos – Tribute to Joni Mitchell $25<br />

(adv)/$27.50(door). <strong>March</strong> 6 Enter the Haggis<br />

$22.50(adv)/$25(door). <strong>March</strong> 8 De<br />

Danann $47.50(adv)/$50(door). <strong>March</strong> 9<br />

8pm The JAZZ.FM91 Songwriters Series – The<br />

Jewish Experience in Hollywood $40. <strong>March</strong><br />

10 Steve Hill $20(adv)/$25(door). <strong>March</strong><br />

11 A Man called Wrycraft presents The 4th<br />

Annual Live Concert Tribute – The Carole<br />

King Songbook $25 (adv)/$30(door). <strong>March</strong><br />

12 Judy Collins $90(adv)/$100(door). <strong>March</strong><br />

13 Steve Forbert $27.50(adv)/$30(door).<br />

<strong>March</strong> 15 Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project<br />

$30(adv)/$35(door). <strong>March</strong> 17 St. Patrick’s<br />

Day with Rant Maggie Rant $25<br />

(adv)/$27.50(door). <strong>March</strong> 18 The Kruger<br />

Brothers $30(adv)/$32.50(door). <strong>March</strong><br />

19 Anthony Gomes $25 (adv)/$30(door).<br />

<strong>March</strong> 24 Sugar Brown & Madagascar Slim<br />

$20(adv)/$22.50(door). <strong>March</strong> 30 Stephanie<br />

Martin – CD Release $30(adv)/$33(door).<br />

<strong>March</strong> 31 So Long Seven<br />

$22.50(adv)/$25(door)/$15(students).<br />

Jazz Bistro, The<br />

251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299<br />

jazzbistro.ca<br />

Every Wed 6pm Solo Blues Piano with James<br />

Dunbar No cover. Every Sun 12pm Sunday<br />

Brunch Solo Piano with Eli Pasic $5.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 3, 4, 5 9pm Dave Young and Michael<br />

Dunston – The Donny Hathaway Show<br />

$15(Thurs)/$20(Fri, Sat). <strong>March</strong> 6 7pm<br />

“Stevie Swings Softly” – A tribute to Rosemary<br />

Clooney with Steven Taetz (voice),<br />

Ewen Farncombe (piano), Scott Neary (guitar),<br />

Irene Harrett (bass), Andrew Miller<br />

(drums) $12. <strong>March</strong> 10, 11, 12 9pm Stephanie<br />

Trick and Paolo Alderighi $15(Thurs)/$20(Fri,<br />

Sat). <strong>March</strong> 18, 19 9pm Rebecca Binnendyk<br />

and her debut release of Some Fun Out of Life<br />

with Attila Fias (piano), Kevin Laliberte (guitar),<br />

Drew Birston (bass), Chris Gale (horns),<br />

Anthony Michelli (drums), Drew Jurecka (violin)<br />

$20(Fri)/$15(Sat). <strong>March</strong> 20 7pm Daniela<br />

Nardi’s (voice) Espresso Manifesto with<br />

special guest Lina Allemano (trumpet) and<br />

Ron Davis (piano), Mike Downes (bass), Steve<br />

Heathcote (drums, percussion) $20. <strong>March</strong><br />

22 7pm Sounds of Italy Jazz FM Piano Series<br />

with Giovanni Guidi. <strong>March</strong> 23 8pm Hump<br />

Day Blues with Jake Chisholm’s CD Release<br />

$10. <strong>March</strong> 24 8:30pm Colin Hunter and the<br />

Anthony Terpstra Seventet $15. <strong>March</strong> 25,<br />

26 8:30pm(Fri)/10:30pm(Sat) Colin Hunter<br />

(voice) and The Joe Sealy (piano) Quartet<br />

with Paul Novotny (bass), Alison Young<br />

(sax), Daniel Barnes (drums) $15. <strong>March</strong><br />

27 7pm The Judy Marshak (voice) Quartet<br />

with Jordan Klapman (piano), Bucky Berger<br />

(drums), Bob Cohen (guitar) $20. <strong>March</strong> 30<br />

8pm Hump Day Blues with Michael Jerome<br />

Browne $10.<br />

Jazz Room, The<br />

Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N.,<br />

Waterloo. 226-476-1565<br />

kwjazzroom.com (full schedule)<br />

All shows: 8:30pm-11:30pm unless otherwise<br />

indicated. Attendees must be 19+.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 11 Amanda Tosoff Group $20. <strong>March</strong><br />

12 Bristles Trio $16. <strong>March</strong> 18 Derek Hines<br />

Big Band $20. <strong>March</strong> 19 Ross Wooldridge:<br />

Tribute to Artie Shaw $18. <strong>March</strong> 25 Andriy<br />

Tikhonov $15. <strong>March</strong> 26 Myriad3 $18.<br />

Joe Mama’s<br />

317 King St. W 416-340-6469<br />

joemamas.ca<br />

Every Tue 6pm Jeff Eager. Every Wed 6pm<br />

Thomas Reynolds. Every Thurs 9pm Blackburn.<br />

Every Fri 10pm The Grind. Every<br />

Sat 10pm Shugga. Every Sun 6:30pm<br />

Organic: Nathan Hiltz (guitar); Bernie<br />

Senensky (organ); Ryan Oliver (sax), Morgan<br />

Childs (drums).<br />

KAMA<br />

<strong>21</strong>4 King St. W. 416-599-5262<br />

kamaindia.com (full schedule)<br />

Every Wed 5:30pm Jazz with the Kama<br />

House Band.<br />

Local Gest, The<br />

424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425<br />

Lula Lounge<br />

1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307<br />

lula.ca (full schedule)<br />

<strong>March</strong> 4 7:30pm Diane Roblin $15 (free<br />

before 8pm); 10:30pm Changui Havana<br />

$15 (free for women before 10pm). <strong>March</strong><br />

5 10:30pm Salsotika $15. <strong>March</strong> 6 7pm<br />

SHINE! $25. <strong>March</strong> 8 8:30pm Mike Herriott<br />

$20. <strong>March</strong> 11 7:30pm Eliana Cuevas $15<br />

(free before 8pm); 10:30pm Roberto Linares<br />

Brown $15. <strong>March</strong> 18 7:30pm David Buchbinder<br />

Trio $15. <strong>March</strong> 19 11pm El Quinto $15.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 24 7pm Singing for Love $15. <strong>March</strong><br />

25 7:30pm Alexis Baro Quartet $15 (free<br />

before 8pm); 10:30pm Café Cubano $15 (free<br />

for women before 10pm). <strong>March</strong> 30 7:30pm<br />

AVATAAR $20(adv)/$25(door).<br />

Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club<br />

951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440<br />

manhattans.ca (full schedule)<br />

All shows: PWYC.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 2, 16 Jamie ‘Giggles’ Mitges. <strong>March</strong><br />

3 Dan Austin Quartet. <strong>March</strong> 17 Lucas Rogerson<br />

Band.<br />

Mezzetta Restaurant<br />

681 St. Clair Ave. W 416-658-5687<br />

mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)<br />

All shows: 9pm, $8 (unless otherwise noted).<br />

<strong>March</strong> 2 Bill McBirnie (flute) & Bernie<br />

Senensky (piano). <strong>March</strong> 9 Ted Quinlan (guitar)<br />

& Mike Downes (bass). <strong>March</strong> 16 8pm<br />

Dino Toledo (guitar) & La Mari (flamenco dancer)<br />

No cover. <strong>March</strong> 23 Maureen Kennedy<br />

(voice) & Ben Bishop (guitar). <strong>March</strong> 30 Ron<br />

Davis (piano) & Mike Downes (bass).<br />

Monarch Tavern<br />

12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833<br />

themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)<br />

<strong>March</strong> 14 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His<br />

Orange Devils Orchestra $10.<br />

Morgans on the Danforth<br />

1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020<br />

morgansonthedanforth.com (full schedule)<br />

All shows: 2pm-5pm. No cover.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 27 Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out<br />

Jazz Jam.<br />

Musideum<br />

401 Richmond St. W., Main Floor<br />

416-599-7323<br />

musideum.com (full schedule)<br />

Nawlins Jazz Bar & Dining<br />

299 King St. W. 416-595-1958<br />

nawlins.ca<br />

All shows: No cover/PWYC.<br />

Every Tue 6:30pm Stacie McGregor. Every<br />

Wed 7pm Jim Heineman Trio. Every Thu 8pm<br />

Nothin’ But the Blues w/ Joe Bowden (drums)<br />

and featured vocalists. Every Fri, Sat 8:30pm<br />

N’awlins All Star Band. Every Sun 7pm<br />

Brooke Blackburn.<br />

Nice Bistro, The<br />

117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839<br />

nicebistro.com (full schedule)<br />

<strong>March</strong> 30 Farrucas Latino Duo $39.99 (dinner<br />

included).<br />

Old Mill, The<br />

<strong>21</strong> Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641<br />

oldmilltoronto.com<br />

The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No<br />

cover. $20 food/drink minimum. All shows:<br />

7:30pm-10:30pm<br />

<strong>March</strong> 3 Terra Hazelton (voice) Trio with<br />

Richard Whiteman (piano), Drew Jurecka<br />

(violin, sax). <strong>March</strong> 4 Canadian Jazz Quartet<br />

& Friends with Frank Wright (vibes), Ted<br />

Quinlan (guitar), Neil Swainson (guest bassist),<br />

Don Vickery (drums), showcasing William<br />

Carn (trombone). <strong>March</strong> 5 Ron Davis (piano)<br />

Trio with Mike Downes (bass), Ethan Ardelli<br />

(drums). <strong>March</strong> 10 Brian Barlow (drums)<br />

Trio with Robi Botos (piano), Scott Alexander<br />

(bass). <strong>March</strong> 11 Bob Brough (sax) Trio with<br />

Adrean Farrugia (piano), Artie Roth (bass).<br />

<strong>March</strong> 12 Lisa Martinelli (voice) Quartet<br />

with Kevin Turcotte (trumpet) Nancy Walker<br />

(piano), Kieran Overs (bass). <strong>March</strong> 17 Sherie<br />

Marshall (voice) Trio with Mike Cado (guitar),<br />

Steve Lucas (bass). <strong>March</strong> 18 Brian<br />

O’Kane (trumpet, flugelhorn) Trio with Ted<br />

Quinlan (guitar), Mike Downes (bass). <strong>March</strong><br />

19 Jay Danley (guitar) Trio with Mark Kieswetter<br />

(piano), Richard Whiteman (bass).<br />

<strong>March</strong> 24 Brigham Phillips (piano) Trio with<br />

Nathan Hiltz (guitar), Jon Maharaj (bass).<br />

<strong>March</strong> 26 David Buchbinder (trumpet) Trio<br />

with Dave Restivo (piano), Artie Roth (bass).<br />

<strong>March</strong> 31 Sharon Smith (voice) Trio with Jordan<br />

Klapman (piano), Shelley Miller (bass).<br />

Only Café, The<br />

972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843<br />

theonlycafe.com (full schedule)<br />

All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 9, 23 Lazersuzan.<br />

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Paintbox Bistro<br />

555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555<br />

paintboxbistro.ca (Full schedule)<br />

Pilot Tavern, The<br />

22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716<br />

thepilot.ca<br />

All shows: 3:30pm. No cover.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 5 Kelly Jefferson Quartet. <strong>March</strong><br />

12 Landen Vieira (sax) CD Release party with<br />

Adrean Farrugia (piano), Malcolm Connor<br />

(bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums).<br />

Poetry Jazz Café<br />

224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299<br />

poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule)<br />

Reposado Bar & Lounge<br />

136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474<br />

reposadobar.com (full schedule)<br />

Every Wed Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy. Every Thurs,<br />

Fri 10pm Reposadists Quartet: Tim Hamel<br />

(trumpet), Jon Meyer (bass), Jeff Halischuck<br />

(drums), Roberto Rosenman (guitar).<br />

Reservoir Lounge, The<br />

52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887<br />

reservoirlounge.com (full schedule).<br />

All shows: 9:45<br />

Every Tue, Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm.<br />

Every Wed The Digs. Every Thu Stacey<br />

Kaniuk. Every Fri Dee Dee and the Dirty<br />

Martinis.<br />

Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The<br />

194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475<br />

therex.ca (full schedule)<br />

Call for cover charge info.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 1 6:30pm Tonight @ Noon; 9:30pm<br />

Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 2 6:30pm Ernesto Cervini Trio;<br />

9:30pm JV’s Bugaloo Squad. <strong>March</strong> 3 6:30pm<br />

Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Andrew Boniwell &<br />

Uncertainty Principle. <strong>March</strong> 4 4pm Hogtown<br />

Syncopators; 9:45pm Chuck Jackson’s Big<br />

Bad Blues Band. <strong>March</strong> 5 12pm The Sinners<br />

Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7:30pm<br />

Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Way North. <strong>March</strong> 6<br />

12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm<br />

Club Django; 7pm Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence<br />

Ensemble; 9:30pm Ben Ball Quartet. <strong>March</strong><br />

7 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz<br />

Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College Student<br />

Jazz Ensembles. <strong>March</strong> 8 6:30pm<br />

Tonight @ Noon; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz<br />

Jam hosted by Chris Gale. <strong>March</strong> 9 6:30pm<br />

Ernesto Cervini Trio; 9:30pm Scott Marshall.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 10 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Montreal/Brooklyn/Japan’s<br />

Split Cycle. <strong>March</strong> 11<br />

4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 9:45pm Lorne<br />

Lofsky. <strong>March</strong> 12 12pm The Sinners Choir;<br />

3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet +2; 7:30pm Justin<br />

Bacchus; 9:45pm John MacMurchy Septet.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 13 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band;<br />

3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Ken Aldcroft’s<br />

Thread Ensemble; 9:30pm Stacey Y’s Dovira.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 14 6:30pm University of Toronto Student<br />

Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College<br />

Student Jazz Ensembles. <strong>March</strong> 15<br />

6:30pm Tonight @ Noon; 9:30pm Classic Rex<br />

Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. <strong>March</strong> 16<br />

6:30pm Ernesto Cervini Trio; 9:30pm Mike<br />

Janzen Trio. <strong>March</strong> 17 6:30pm Kevin Quain;<br />

9:30pm N.O.J.O.: Neufeld Occhipinti Jazz<br />

Orchestra. <strong>March</strong> 18 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;<br />

9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. <strong>March</strong><br />

19 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Jerome<br />

Godboo; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm<br />

New York’s Dave Liebman with Mike Murley<br />

Quartet. <strong>March</strong> 20 12pm Excelsior Dixieland<br />

Jazz Band; 3:30pm Jake Chisholm Quartet;<br />

7pm Ken Aldcroft’s Hat & Beard: Monk<br />

Tribute; 9:30pm New York’s Eric Divito Trio.<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>21</strong> 6:30pm University of Toronto Student<br />

Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College<br />

Student Jazz Ensembles. <strong>March</strong> 22<br />

6:30pm Tonight @ Noon; 9:30pm Classic Rex<br />

Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. <strong>March</strong> 23<br />

6:30pm Ernesto Cervini Trio; 9:30pm New<br />

York’s John Raymond Trio. <strong>March</strong> 24 6:30pm<br />

Kevin Quain; 9:45pm Columbus, Ohio’s Tony<br />

Monaco Organ Trio. <strong>March</strong> 25 4pm Hogtown<br />

Syncopators; 9:45pm Columbus, Ohio’s Tony<br />

Monaco Organ Trio. <strong>March</strong> 26 12pm The Sinners<br />

Choir; 3:30pm George Lake Big Band;<br />

7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm William &<br />

William Sextet. <strong>March</strong> 27 12pm Excelsior Dixieland<br />

Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland<br />

Jazz Band; 7pm Ken Aldcroft; 9:30pm Three<br />

Blind Mice. <strong>March</strong> 28 6:30pm University of<br />

Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 8:30pm<br />

John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. <strong>March</strong><br />

29 6:30pm Tonight @ Noon; 9:30pm Montreal’s<br />

Sam Dickinson Trio. <strong>March</strong> 30 6:30pm<br />

Ernesto Cervini Trio; 9:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s<br />

Turboprob feat. New York’s Joel Frahm.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 31 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm<br />

Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprob feat. New York’s<br />

Joel Frahm.<br />

Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The<br />

1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full<br />

schedule)<br />

Sauce on the Danforth<br />

1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376<br />

sauceondanforth.com<br />

All shows: No cover.<br />

Every Mon 9pm The Out Of Towners: Dirty<br />

Organ Jazz. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth.<br />

Seven44<br />

(Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken)<br />

744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931<br />

seven44.com (full schedule)<br />

All shows: 7:30pm<br />

<strong>March</strong> 7 Advocats Big Band. <strong>March</strong><br />

<strong>21</strong> George Lake Big Band. <strong>March</strong> 28 Mega<br />

City Swing Band.<br />

Toni Bulloni<br />

156 Cumberland St. 416-967-7676<br />

tonibulloni.com (full schedule)<br />

No cover. Saturday shows: 9pm. $30 food/<br />

drink minimum. Sunday shows: 6pm. $25<br />

food/drink minimum.<br />

Tranzac<br />

292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137<br />

tranzac.org<br />

3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC.<br />

Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every<br />

Thurs 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays: Houndstooth.<br />

Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things<br />

(folk). This month’s shows include: <strong>March</strong> 1<br />

7:30pm Ali Berkok; 10pm Peripheral Vision.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 6, 20 5pm Monk’s Music. <strong>March</strong> 7<br />

7:30pm Continental Shift with the Blythwood<br />

Winds. <strong>March</strong> 11 10pm ZimZum. <strong>March</strong> 15<br />

10pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. <strong>March</strong> 20<br />

7:30pm Diane Roblin. <strong>March</strong> 25 10pm The<br />

Ryan Driver Sextet. <strong>March</strong> 29 10pm Nick Fraser<br />

Presents.<br />

Benefits/Fundraisers<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 07 7:00-10:00: Join VOICEBOX-<br />

Opera in Concert for a benefit concert,<br />

“Spring of Songs,” at Gallery 345, in celebration<br />

of the world premiere of Isis and Osiris<br />

– Gods of Egypt. Sneak preview of the opera<br />

performed by Lucia Cesaroni, Julie Nesrallah<br />

and Michael Nyby and others; opportunity to<br />

bid on paintings by artist Anton Cetin; silent<br />

auction, post-concert reception and cash<br />

bar. Space is limited, so please RSVP via email<br />

to admin@operainconcert.com by <strong>March</strong> 4<br />

to receive the early-bird price of $25. Door<br />

price $35.<br />

Festivals, Festivities<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 20: Canadian Music Therapy Trust<br />

Fund (CMTTF) / Canadian Association for<br />

Music Therapy (CAMT). 3rd Annual <strong>March</strong><br />

for Music Therapy. A grassroots, family and<br />

community focused event. 1:00: Check-in at<br />

The Music Therapy Centre, 1175 Bloor St. W.;<br />

1:30: <strong>March</strong> commences with music for 2 km<br />

to the Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W.; ends<br />

with a fun community event in celebration of<br />

the CMTTF’s efforts to provide music therapy<br />

services to underserved populations. Online<br />

registration for individuals and teams:<br />

www.musictherapytrust.ca $25 per adult;<br />

children pledge what you can.<br />

●●April 02 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan<br />

Society. April Meeting. Join us for song,<br />

snacks and cheer, with spectacular performers.<br />

St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St.<br />

E. 416-763-0832. $5 for non-members.<br />

●●April 15 (deadline): Coalition for Music<br />

Education. 12th annual Music Monday. All<br />

music makers are invited to submit videos<br />

that showcase learning and making music<br />

in their schools and communities. All videos<br />

received by the deadline April 15, <strong>2016</strong> will be<br />

considered for inclusion in the Music Monday<br />

- Coast2Coast (#MMC2C) powered Music<br />

Monday webcast. For more information:<br />

www.musicmonday.ca<br />

Lectures, Salons, Symposia<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 08 1:30: Oakville Opera Guild.<br />

Wounded Animals, Tragic Heroes and Flawed<br />

Figures – Exploring the Dark and Distinctive<br />

Artistry of Jon Vickers. Lecture by Wayne<br />

Gooding, editor of Opera Canada magazine.<br />

E. The ETCeteras<br />

THE ETCETERAS covers a diverse range of musical<br />

events that don’t fit comfortably into our other,<br />

performance-based listings. The ETCeteras are sorted<br />

alphabetically by category, such as Lectures, Master<br />

Classes and Workshops. We welcome submissions.<br />

Please send listings to etcetera@thewholenote.com.<br />

Oakville Public Library Central Branch,<br />

120 Navy St. Oakville. 905-827-5678; Oakville.<br />

Opera.Guild@outlook.com $10 (proceeds go<br />

towards our scholarship fund, to be awarded<br />

to a student attending the Faculty of Music<br />

at the U of Toronto and support our annual<br />

donation to the Canadian Opera Company).<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 10 7:30: Darchei Noam Synagogue.<br />

Jews’ Muse: Felix Mendelssohn. A mix of lecture,<br />

music and discussion with lecturer Rick<br />

Phillips as he explores the music of Mendelssohn<br />

- the influences that shaped his music,<br />

the impact he left on his times and his lasting<br />

legacy. 864 Sheppard Ave. W. 416-638-4783;<br />

darcheinoam.ca/event/JewishComposers<br />

$20 or $45 for all four dates.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 11 6:00: The Music Gallery / Musicworks<br />

Magazine / OCADU Student Gallery.<br />

Musicworks: The Cassette Years. Opening<br />

of exhibition and listening salon bringing<br />

the public into contact with cassette tapes<br />

distributed with each issue of Musicworks<br />

between 1983 and 1997. Covering a diversity<br />

of voices, music, field recordings and<br />

sound collections from across the country. To<br />

<strong>March</strong> 13: 197 John St.; <strong>March</strong> 14 to 18: OCAD’s<br />

Open Gallery, 49 McCaul. 416-204-1080;<br />

musicgallery.org Free.<br />

PASQUALE BROTHERS<br />

PURVEYORS OF FINE FOOD<br />

CATERING<br />

(416) 364-7397 WWW.PASQUALEBROS.COM<br />

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●●<strong>March</strong> 13 2:00: The Toronto Consort. BEO-<br />

WULF: A Lecture by Benjamin Bagby.The<br />

lecture and Q&A will be followed by a reception<br />

with cash bar and complimentary nibbles.<br />

Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Road.<br />

416-966-1045; eventbrite.ca $40 (fundraiser<br />

in support of the Toronto Consort).<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 18 7:00: Soundstreams Salon <strong>21</strong>.<br />

Minimalism Remixed. Learn about minimalism,<br />

the musical movement that has inspired<br />

artists from Radiohead to DJ Spooky, through<br />

discussion and performances. Gardiner<br />

Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282.<br />

Free, PWYC preferred seating available.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 20 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. The<br />

Three Queens. Guest speaker Iain Scott,<br />

opera reviewer, lecturer and director of<br />

Opera-Is, discusses operas of Donizetti. Room<br />

330, Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music,<br />

80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. $10.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> <strong>21</strong> 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Opera<br />

Appreciation – It’s All in the Family. From ferociously<br />

protective mothers to fraternal bonds<br />

that lead to murderous tensions, discover the<br />

panoply of family, friendships, rivalries and<br />

loyalties in some of the greatest operas. Lecturer:<br />

Opera educator Iain Scott. 750 Spadina<br />

Ave. To register: 416-924-6<strong>21</strong>1 x0.$22.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 31 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. What is an<br />

Operetta? Lecturer Guillermo Silva, general<br />

director of Toronto Operetta Theatre; inside<br />

information on this musical art form filled<br />

with humour, romance, comedy, dance, satire<br />

and fun. 750 Spadina Ave. For more information:<br />

416-924-6<strong>21</strong>1 x155; lisar@mnjcc.org. $4.<br />

●●April 07 7:30: Darchei Noam Synagogue.<br />

Jews’ Muse: Gustav Mahler. See <strong>March</strong> 10.<br />

Screenings<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 22 6:30: Istituto Italiano di Cultura.<br />

Screening of Verdi’s Falstaff (2001). Director:<br />

Ruggiero Cappuccio; starring: Ambrogio<br />

Maestri, Roberto Frontali, Juan Diego<br />

Flores, Barbara Frittoli; conductor: Riccardo<br />

Muti; Orchestra & Coro del Teatro Alla Scala.<br />

Hosted by the Opera House in Busseto with<br />

original scenography from 1913. Alliance<br />

Française Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd.<br />

iictoronto.esteri.it/IIC_Toronto/Menu/<br />

Istituto/ Free.<br />

●●April 03 4:00 and 7:30: Toronto Jewish<br />

Film Society/ Ashkenaz Foundation. Rock<br />

in the Red Zone (Israel, 2015). Documentary.<br />

War, music, love and fate come together. Director<br />

Laura Bialis travels to Siderot, the small<br />

town that revolutionized Israeli rock music<br />

and whose proximity to the Gaza Strip puts<br />

it on the front lines of the current conflict. Al<br />

E. The ETCeteras View Blvd. To register (before Feb 28): 416-<br />

Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina<br />

Ave. 416-924-6<strong>21</strong>1 x606. $15; $10 (age 18-35).<br />

Master Classes<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 04, 05, April 01, 02 10:00-12:00;<br />

2:00-4:00. The Royal Conservatory. Leon<br />

Fleisher, piano. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St.<br />

W. 416-408=0208. Observers welcome. Free.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 04 1:00-5:00. The Royal Conservatory.<br />

Libby Larsen, composer. Conservatory<br />

Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.<br />

Observers welcome. Free.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 10 10:00-12:00. The Royal Conservatory.<br />

Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet. Mazzoleni<br />

Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.<br />

Observers welcome. Free.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 11 10:00-12:00; 2:00-4:00. The Royal<br />

Conservatory. Ronan O’Hora, piano. Mazzoleni<br />

Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.<br />

Observers welcome. Free.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 11. The Royal Conservatory. Atar<br />

Arad, violin. 10:00-12:30 Conservatory Theatre.;2:00-4:30,<br />

Classroom 319. 273 Bloor St.<br />

W. 416-408-0208. Observers welcome. Free.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 18 10:00-12:30; 2:00-4:00. The Royal<br />

Conservatory. John Perry, piano. Mazzoleni<br />

Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Observers<br />

welcome. Free.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 18 10:00-1:00; 2:00-5:00. The Royal<br />

Conservatory. Joel Quarrington, double<br />

bass. Classroom 310, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-<br />

408-0208. Observers welcome. Free.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 20 10:00-12:30; 1:30-4:00. The Royal<br />

Conservatory. Don Liuzzi, timpani. Conservatory<br />

Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.<br />

Observers welcome. Free.<br />

●●April 03 2:00: North York Music Festival.<br />

Open Violin Master Class. Violinist Moshe<br />

Hammer will coach six senior level students.<br />

Open to auditors. Lawrence Park Community<br />

Church, <strong>21</strong>80 Bayview Ave. 416-788-8553;<br />

northyorkmusicfestival.com/ $20.<br />

Workshops<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 05 10:30am-1:00: Toronto Mendelssohn<br />

Choir. Singsation Saturday: Choral<br />

Workshop with Guest Conductor Caron<br />

Daley. Join members of the Toronto Mendelssohn<br />

Choir, conductor Caron Daley and an<br />

enthusiastic community of singers to read<br />

through Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man. Yorkminster<br />

Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St.<br />

416-598-0422 x223;<br />

tmchoir.org/singsation-saturdays/ $10.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 05 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto<br />

Region. Sight-Singing Workshop. Led by Art<br />

Levine. Northern District Library, 40 Orchard<br />

386-0258. $30; $25(members).<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 10 6:45-8:45: World Fiddle Day<br />

Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne<br />

Lederman. Join players of bowed string<br />

instruments to learn world folk repertoire for<br />

our community event at Fort York on May <strong>21</strong>.<br />

Long & McQuade Clinic Space, 935 Bloor<br />

St. W. For more information and repertoire:<br />

worldfiddledaytoronto.ca; 647-<strong>21</strong>7-4620.<br />

Practice sessions by donation.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 11 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’<br />

Society. Amateur recorder players<br />

are invited to join in the playing of early<br />

music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church,<br />

527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485 or<br />

cammac.ca $15 (non-members). Refreshments<br />

included.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 20 1:00–3:30: World Fiddle Day<br />

Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne<br />

Lederman. See <strong>March</strong> 10.<br />

●●<strong>March</strong> 20 2:00-4:30 CAMMAC Toronto<br />

Region. Reading of Mendelssohn’s Elijah<br />

for singers and instrumentalists. Joan<br />

Andrews, conductor. Christ Church Deer<br />

Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-781-4745. $10; $6<br />

(members).<br />

●●April 01 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’<br />

Society. Amateur recorder players<br />

are invited to join in the playing of early<br />

music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church,<br />

527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485; cammac.ca<br />

$15 (non-members). Refreshments<br />

included.<br />

●●April 03 1:00–3:30: World Fiddle Day<br />

Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne<br />

Lederman. See <strong>March</strong> 10.<br />

Canadian Vocal Ensemble<br />

Looking for a musical experience unlike any<br />

other? Want to tour with a great bunch of<br />

singers?<br />

Consider joining MOSAIC today!<br />

MOSAIC Canadian Vocal Ensemble directed by Gordon Mansell<br />

was formed in 2012 as a touring concert choir in advance of its<br />

first performance tour to Italy<br />

and the Vatican in 2013. The<br />

vocal ensemble rehearses at Our<br />

Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church<br />

in the Etobicoke area of Toronto<br />

every Tuesday night. In addition<br />

to its concerts and tours,<br />

MOSAIC often collaborates with<br />

the music program at OLS on special events. However, it is not a<br />

church or liturgical choir and is accepting of all beliefs. MOSAIC<br />

has a varied contemporary and classical repertoire that mixes Karl<br />

Jenkins, Ruth Watson Henderson, Mark Hayes and Stephen<br />

Chatman with Palestrina, Mozart, Bach and Fauré.<br />

If you are interested in learning more about<br />

MOSAIC and want to tour with us, drop the<br />

director a note today at<br />

gdmansell@sympatico.ca<br />

or tweet him @gdmansell.<br />

You can also phone or text him at 416-571-3680<br />

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JVL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR PERFORMING ARTS<br />

Summer<br />

time and<br />

the Learnin'<br />

is Easy!<br />

Summer is often a time of departure<br />

from our regular schedules, a time to<br />

devote energies toward activities and<br />

passions in a focused way. If you are<br />

thinking about music programs for<br />

yourself, your children or your whole<br />

family, our annual Summer Music<br />

Education directory is a significant<br />

resource. Whether you are an amateur<br />

musician or an emerging professional,<br />

there are many options to choose<br />

from. The profiles below, submitted<br />

by the organizations themselves, display<br />

a wealth of opportunities to hone<br />

your skills and make valuable friendships<br />

and connections. The offerings<br />

are varied: some are geared toward<br />

classical musicians and vocalists, with<br />

performance opportunities at the culmination<br />

of the programs, and others<br />

offer such diverse sessions as songwriting,<br />

jazz, rock, music theatre and<br />

guitar. There are even programs for<br />

kids and toddlers! Residential camps<br />

will get you out of the city (or province)<br />

and day camps are available for<br />

those of you who prefer something<br />

closer to home. We’ve also included<br />

programs for which the application<br />

deadline may have passed: we want<br />

you to be aware of what’s out there,<br />

if not for this summer, then for the<br />

future. We’ll be updating the directory<br />

online, so check back at thewholenote.<br />

com under resources for updates.<br />

●●AlgomaTrad Family Camp<br />

for Traditional Music,<br />

Dance and Heritage Arts<br />

St. Joseph Island, Richards Landing, Ontario<br />

August 14 to 20, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Julie Schryer<br />

705-257-6106<br />

music@algomatrad.ca<br />

www.algomatrad.ca<br />

Deadline: August 1, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Cost: $300 - $650 (bursaries available)<br />

Residential program (day<br />

camper options available)<br />

!!<br />

AlgomaTrad is a not-for-profit arts organization<br />

that is dedicated to the sharing, celebration<br />

and learning of traditional music, dance, arts<br />

and craft that embraces our Canadian heritage.<br />

AlgomaTrad practises inclusivity and nurtures<br />

joyous, intergenerational community through<br />

its annual Family Camp – a week of classes in a<br />

wide variety of instruments, singing, theatre,<br />

dance, arts and heritage craft. Each day offers<br />

community gatherings, great food and evening<br />

contra/square/ceili dances and concerts.<br />

Renowned professional, vibrant, communityoriented<br />

staff are invited to teach and perform.<br />

Oral/aural traditions are the foundation of the<br />

curriculum and are shared with learners with<br />

respect to those traditions.<br />

●●Arcadia Academy of Music<br />

- Summer Programs<br />

Bolton, Maple, Newmarket, North Brampton,<br />

Richmond Hill, South Brampton, West<br />

Brampton, Woodbridge, Ontario<br />

June to August, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: 905-850-3701<br />

headoffice@arcadiamusicacademy.com<br />

www.arcadiaacademyofmusic.com<br />

!!<br />

Arcadia Academy of Music is an awardwinning<br />

franchise music school with eight<br />

locations in the GTA. The Arcadia Academy of<br />

Music concept is simple yet effective – providing<br />

a personalized approach to delivering music<br />

education programs through quality and vision.<br />

This concept amalgamated with honesty,<br />

integrity and transparency has provided our<br />

longevity for the last 30 years. We believe that<br />

every child should be given the opportunity to<br />

be exposed to music, enriching their lives inside<br />

and outside the classroom and delivering music<br />

programs that revolutionize the way music is<br />

TheWholeNote <strong>2016</strong> Summer Music<br />

Education Directory Team<br />

Project Coordinator: Karen Ages<br />

Project Editor: Kevin King<br />

Proofreading: Vanessa Wells, Karen Ages<br />

taught and learned. Some of our exciting summer<br />

programs include: band program, theory<br />

course and $180 two-month music lessons ($200<br />

vocal lessons). Visit www.arcadiaacademyofmusic.com<br />

to learn more or contact an Arcadia<br />

school near you.<br />

●●CAMMAC Music Centre<br />

Harrington, Quebec<br />

June 26 to August 14, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Margaret Little<br />

1-888-622-8755<br />

mlittle@cammac.ca<br />

www.cammac.ca<br />

Cost: $500 - $1,300 per week<br />

(bursaries available)<br />

Residential program<br />

!!<br />

Seven weeks of music for all tastes, ages and<br />

levels! Come with friends and family: choose<br />

your favourite week (or two) this summer and<br />

join in the pleasure of making music with others.<br />

Choir, orchestra, chamber music, Broadway,<br />

jazz, Celtic, early music – a full menu to suit your<br />

fancy! At CAMMAC, you can make music in a<br />

relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere, meet<br />

people who share your interests, learn from<br />

passionate teachers and discover new repertoire<br />

both in class and in concert. It is not surprising<br />

that so many new participants tell us that<br />

CAMMAC has changed their lives! No matter<br />

your skill level or age, our outstanding teachers<br />

will help you take that next step in your musical<br />

journey.<br />

●●Canadian Opera Company<br />

Summer Opera Camps<br />

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing<br />

Arts, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario<br />

July 4 to 8 (grades 1-3), July 11 to 15 (grades<br />

4-6), July 18 to 22 (grades 7-8), July 25 to 30<br />

(grades 9-12)<br />

Contact: COC Box Office<br />

416-363-8231<br />

education@coc.ca<br />

www.coc.ca/Camps<br />

Cost: $310 (grades 1-6), $320 (grades 7-8),<br />

$360 (grades 9-12)<br />

Camp Hours: 9am - 3:30pm (grades<br />

1-8) and 9am - 4pm (grades 9-12)<br />

!!<br />

This July, the Canadian Opera Company’s<br />

Summer Opera Camps offer children and youth<br />

entering grades 1 to 12 an immersive operatic<br />

experience. Participants playfully explore opera<br />

as both creators and performers, while developing<br />

their skills in a fun, yet intensive, one-week<br />

camp. Weekly activities include story creation,<br />

singing, composition, acting, improvisation,<br />

and costume, props and set design. Each week<br />

ends in a special rehearsal open to family and<br />

friends.<br />

How To Join The Wholenote<br />

Summer Music Education Directory<br />

Missed the print edition? Your camp or program can still be part of our online directory.<br />

Please e-mail karen@thewholenote.com or call 416-323-2232 x26 for information.<br />

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●●Centauri Arts Camp<br />

Wellandport, Ontario<br />

July 3 to August <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2016</strong> (1 or 2<br />

week sessions)<br />

Contact: Julie Hartley<br />

416-766-7124<br />

info@centauriartscamp.com<br />

www.centauriartscamp.com<br />

Cost: $995 - $1,840<br />

Residential program<br />

!!<br />

Centauri Summer Arts Camp is an overnight<br />

centre for the arts based in the Niagara Region.<br />

We offer more than 40 intensive arts programs,<br />

many of them music-based: songwriting, musical<br />

theatre, garage band, rock/pop/jazz music<br />

and “How to Be a Musician in the Real World.”<br />

Young people aged 9 to 18 are immersed in the<br />

unique atmosphere of overnight camp while<br />

working with industry professionals to improve<br />

their music skills and participating in varied<br />

arts electives. The atmosphere is collaborative,<br />

and all campers take part in concerts and performances<br />

on the final day. Be part of a unique arts<br />

community this summer and make memories<br />

and friends to last a lifetime.<br />

●●Connecting Through<br />

Song at Westben<br />

Westben Arts Festival Theatre,<br />

36 Front St. S., Campbellford, Ontario<br />

June 25 to July 3, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Donna Bennett<br />

705-653-5508<br />

westben@westben.ca<br />

www.westben.ca<br />

Deadline: June 1, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Cost: Varies from Free to $20-$50 per session<br />

!!<br />

Connecting Through Song is a nine-day<br />

exploration of the themes of human connection<br />

as inspired by Brian Finley’s opera The Pencil<br />

Salesman, premiered at Westben in June <strong>2016</strong>.<br />

Seminars, chats, workshops and studio tours<br />

investigate various connections between people<br />

and technology, society and multiple generations.<br />

Events offer hands-on opportunities using<br />

music to explore and connect through solo and<br />

choral singing, technology, recording and improvisation.<br />

A vocal intensive led by Dr. Michael<br />

Warren, DMA, is a powerful three-day immersion<br />

experience designed for all levels and genres of<br />

singers, age 16 and older. Participants work oneon-one<br />

with Dr. Warren in half-hour lessons that<br />

are observed by the other participants, allowing<br />

all to share vocal strengths and benefit from<br />

each other’s progress.<br />

●●Le Domaine Forget International<br />

Music and Dance Academy<br />

Saint-Irénée, Quebec<br />

June 5 to August <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Rachel Tremblay<br />

418-452-8111<br />

admission@domaineforget.com<br />

www.domaineforget.com/en/1/music-anddance-academy<br />

Deadlines: February 15, <strong>2016</strong>, except Guitar<br />

and Dance (April 1, <strong>2016</strong>) and Choir and Vocal<br />

Jazz (May 1, <strong>2016</strong>)<br />

Cost: $375 - $3,<strong>21</strong>5<br />

!!<br />

Le Domaine Forget Academy offers serious<br />

students the opportunity to perfect their skills<br />

under the auspices of world-renowned artists.<br />

The beauty and tranquility of the setting at<br />

Domaine Forget inspire creativity and the<br />

facilities are perfectly suited to the needs of<br />

both students and teachers. Whether you are<br />

a young professional or an advanced student,<br />

you will benefit from the opportunity to further<br />

your musical training through the tutelage of<br />

established teachers and the participation in<br />

master classes given by distinguished international<br />

artists.<br />

●●Don Wright Faculty of Music<br />

Summer Programs<br />

Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N.,<br />

London, Ontario<br />

Programs for all ages June 27 to July 24, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Program Coordinator<br />

519-661-2043<br />

music@uwo.ca<br />

www.music.uwo.ca/outreach<br />

Deadlines: open<br />

Cost: $339 - $2,600<br />

Day programs<br />

!!<br />

The Don Wright Faculty of Music is pleased to<br />

offer several musical workshops this summer<br />

tailored to musicians of various ages and experience<br />

levels. Our Kodály Certification Program (2<br />

weeks) engages music educators in an innovative<br />

pedagogical workshop, strengthening their<br />

musicianship and enhancing their teaching<br />

ability. Music Theatre on the Thames (4 weeks) –<br />

a unique intensive, ideal for the emerging musical<br />

theatre professional – integrates learning in<br />

singing, acting and movement and will present<br />

a full-scale production of Stephen Sondheim’s<br />

Company. Percshop (grades 9 to adult) provides<br />

more than 30 hours of hands-on instruction and<br />

playing, culminating in a final concert. Musical<br />

Futures (2 weeks) provides tools to create<br />

sustainable, student-centred, <strong>21</strong>st-century music<br />

learning experiences using informal learning<br />

and non-formal teaching. Kodály Certification<br />

Program (July 3 to 15, $695); Music Theatre on<br />

the Thames (June 27 to July 24, $2,600); PercShop<br />

(July 4 to 8, $339); Musical Futures Workshop<br />

(July 4 to July 15; $695).<br />

●●DownTown Summer Strings<br />

Lord Lansdowne P.S., 33 Robert St., Toronto,<br />

Ontario<br />

Monday - Friday, July 20 to July 31<br />

Contact: Rebecca Kurtis-Pomeroy and Ian<br />

Guenther<br />

416-712-1329 (Ian Guenther)<br />

Rebecca.Kurtis-Pomeroy@tdsb.on.ca<br />

www.tdsb.on.ca/AboutUs/Innovation/<br />

SummerPrograms/TDSBMusicCamps/<br />

DownTownSummerStrings.aspx<br />

Deadline: First day of camp. Walk-ins are<br />

accepted on first day provided there are still<br />

spaces left.<br />

Cost: $240<br />

Camp Hours: 8:30am - 12pm<br />

!!<br />

DownTown Summer Strings benefits students<br />

who have at least one year experience playing<br />

the violin, viola, cello or double bass. Instructors<br />

will provide master classes, coach small<br />

ensembles and conduct a string orchestra.<br />

DownTown Summer Strings concludes with a<br />

concert open to the public. It is open to all students<br />

in Grades 3 to 8 and enrolls a maximum of<br />

80. Register early to guarantee your spot! There<br />

is a $10 material fee per session to be paid to the<br />

instructor on the first day. Instruments are not<br />

provided. Students should consult with their<br />

school’s string instructor/teacher to borrow an<br />

instrument for the summer. Please indicate on<br />

the registration form which instrument(s) you<br />

play. Walk-in registrations are welcome starting<br />

the first day of camp!<br />

●●Guitar Workshop Plus<br />

San Diego, CA: June 19 to 24, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Nashville, TN: July 31 to August 5, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Toronto, ON: session 1, August 7 to 12; session<br />

2, August 14 to 19, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: 905-567-8000<br />

www.guitarworkshopplus.com<br />

For ages 10 to 90, beginner to professional<br />

!!<br />

Guitar Workshop Plus offers week-long<br />

workshops in a musical environment at superb<br />

facilities. Professional music faculty and worldfamous<br />

guest artists teach and perform for<br />

our participants. Guitar, bass, drum, keyboard,<br />

songwriting and vocal courses are offered for all<br />

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levels, ages and styles including rock, blues, jazz,<br />

acoustic and classical. Our top-ranked summer<br />

music program provides the opportunity to participate<br />

in daily classes, clinics, ensemble and<br />

student performances, and evening concerts.<br />

Participants also take away a DVD of their live<br />

performances! Past guest instructors include<br />

Steve Vai, Alex Lifeson, John Scofield, Robben<br />

Ford, Tommy Emmanuel, Andy Summers, Billy<br />

Sheehan and many others! GWP is much more<br />

than just a guitar camp or summer music camp.<br />

You’ve seen the rest…now come learn from the<br />

best!<br />

●●Interprovincial Music Camp<br />

Camp Manitou, McKellar, Ontario<br />

August <strong>21</strong> to September 4, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Anne Fleming-Read<br />

416-488-3316<br />

anne@campimc.ca<br />

www.campimc.ca<br />

Cost: $799 - $998<br />

Residential program<br />

!!<br />

IMC offers programs for orchestra, band,<br />

rock, jazz, choir, musical theatre, songwriting<br />

and sound engineering. The camp has been<br />

providing young musicians exceptional musical<br />

training and unforgettable summer-camp<br />

experiences since 1961. Campers fine-tune skills<br />

as musicians, develop friendships and forge a<br />

lifelong love of music while enjoying the setting<br />

of one of Canada’s finest camp facilities. The<br />

IMC experience includes housing, meals, master<br />

classes, sectionals, large and small ensembles,<br />

faculty concerts, recreational activities and<br />

evening programs. Each session IMC concludes<br />

with performances for family and friends. Our<br />

faculty includes Canada’s finest performers and<br />

educators. For more information, visit www.<br />

campIMC.ca. IMC - the highlight of a young<br />

musician’s summer!<br />

●●JVL Summer School for<br />

Performing Arts International<br />

“Music in the Summer” Festival<br />

Geneva Park on Lake Couchiching, Orillia,<br />

Ontario<br />

July 2 to 12, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Jacob Lakirovich<br />

416-735-7499<br />

jvl@musicintheusmmer.com<br />

www.musicinthesummer.com<br />

Deadline: May 2, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Residential program<br />

!!<br />

The Festival will feature a full program of<br />

master classes, concerts and competitions. The<br />

programs of the School encompass private<br />

instrumental lessons with internationally<br />

renowned teachers, master classes and workshops,<br />

chamber music classes, orchestral and<br />

ensemble classes, concert solo performances<br />

with the Academy orchestras, solo and chamber<br />

music recitals, as well as special seminars for<br />

Ear Training, Composition and Theory of Music.<br />

Performances in an acoustically superb concert<br />

hall and Serenade Concerts under the moonlight<br />

shore of Lake Couchiching will mesmerize<br />

our audiences and guests. Participation in the<br />

Festival is incredibly valuable for musicians<br />

of all ages and levels. The extensive musical<br />

training they will receive during this period will<br />

inevitably have a great impact on their personal<br />

growth as musicians and as individuals.<br />

●●Kincardine Summer<br />

Music Festival<br />

Huron Heights Public School, 785 Russell St.,<br />

Kincardine, Ontario<br />

August 8 to 12, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: John Schnarr<br />

519-396-9716<br />

info@ksmf.ca<br />

www.ksmf.ca<br />

Deadline: early discount June 30<br />

Cost: $180 - $200<br />

Camp Hours: 9am - 3:50pm<br />

!!<br />

Our 25th anniversary! Daytime music classes<br />

combine with the renowned KSMF Concert<br />

Series to produce a unique musical event. We offer<br />

beginner, junior, senior and adult classes in<br />

guitar, bands and strings programs. Many adult<br />

students register for all levels. Our teachers<br />

are experienced professionals. Free recreation<br />

program supervises young students. After class,<br />

enjoy the free KSMF 4 O’Clock in the Park Concert<br />

Series in nearby Victoria Park. Registration<br />

includes tickets to the fabulous KSMF Evening<br />

Concert Series featuring jazz, blues, classical,<br />

world and chamber music concert performances<br />

August 8 to 11. The Concert Series artists<br />

will also be featured in free, short afternoon<br />

outreach performances for registrants. A great<br />

fun family music opportunity on beautiful Lake<br />

Huron!<br />

●●Kingsway Conservatory<br />

Summer Music<br />

Kingsway Conservatory of Music,<br />

2848 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario<br />

Weekly programs from July 4 to August 19,<br />

<strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Sharon Burlacoff<br />

416-234-01<strong>21</strong><br />

sharonkcm@bellnet.ca<br />

www.kingswayconservatory.ca<br />

Deadlines: open; early-bird discount deadline<br />

April 15, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Cost: various<br />

Camp Hours: various<br />

Day Programs<br />

!!<br />

Committed to “Inspired Learning,” the<br />

Kingsway Conservatory of Music provides summer<br />

programs for various ages and experience<br />

levels that engage, challenge and excite on<br />

many levels. Offerings for summer <strong>2016</strong> include:<br />

Kingsway Chamber Music Festival (1 week) for<br />

string players (min RCM Gr 3 for Intermediate<br />

/ Gr 5 for Senior) and pianists (min RCM Gr 5<br />

for Intermediate / Gr 7 for Senior) including<br />

chamber coachings, orchestra rehearsals, group<br />

composition, workshops and guest artists; Alice<br />

in Wonderland Jr. Musical Theatre Camp (2 weeks)<br />

for youth and teens, preparing and presenting<br />

a fantastic, full-scale musical production; Triple-<br />

Threat Arts Discovery Camp (4-8 years) inspiring<br />

self-expression through music, art and drama;<br />

Suzuki/Traditional Strings Camp (4-10 years)<br />

for string players in their beginning years; and<br />

Private Instruction on all instruments.<br />

●●Lake Field Music Camp<br />

Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario<br />

August 7 to 14, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Andrew Wolf<br />

647-692-3463<br />

info@lakefieldmusic.ca<br />

www.lakefieldmusic.ca<br />

Deadline: June 30, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Residential programs<br />

!!<br />

Lake Field Music camp brings together adult<br />

amateur musicians of all ages with intermediate<br />

to advanced skills in a friendly and supportive<br />

environment. The one-week program focuses on<br />

classical and jazz with a sampling of world and<br />

popular music. Participants build their own program<br />

from more than 50 workshops, technique<br />

and master classes, choirs and instrumental<br />

ensembles coached by 20 experienced instructors<br />

specializing in vocals, strings, woodwinds,<br />

brass, piano, guitar, bass and percussion. Classes<br />

for beginners are also offered for those wanting<br />

to try something new. Evening concerts provide<br />

performance opportunities and a chance to<br />

hear the instructors. The beautiful waterfront<br />

campus includes air-conditioned classrooms<br />

and a theatre. Dormitory (air-conditioned and<br />

fresh-air) and meal plans are available.<br />

●●Little Voices, Dancing Feet<br />

<strong>21</strong>71 Queen St E., Toronto, Ontario<br />

Baby, Toddler & Pre-school Classes: June 28<br />

to July 28; Camps: (JK-Gr 1): July 11 to 15,<br />

July 18 to 22; (Gr 1-3) July 25 to 29, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Jodie Friesen<br />

416-461-9989<br />

littlevoices@sympatico.ca<br />

www.littlevoices.ca<br />

Cost: Classes: $85, Camps: $198/wk<br />

Camp Hours: 1pm - 3:45/4pm<br />

!!<br />

Quality classes and camps with an experienced<br />

and enthusiastic Master Orff teacher.<br />

Integrated Arts Camps include musical exploration<br />

with xylophones and a multitude of<br />

multicultural percussion instruments (pretty<br />

much anything that can be struck, rubbed or<br />

shaken to make sound!), art (painting, drawing,<br />

sculpture, collage), drama, dance, stories, and<br />

even a themed snack! Camps are limited to 12<br />

participants, in an air-conditioned space.<br />

The weekly, active and interactive parent/caregiver<br />

and child (newborn to preschool) music<br />

classes are also in small, age-specific groups and<br />

led by Jodie. They feature age-appropriate material<br />

(traditional, global, classical and original)<br />

and instruments (drums, tambourines, shakers,<br />

bells, castanets, rhythm sticks, etc.), and songs<br />

and rhymes for clapping, tickling, peekaboo,<br />

bouncing, swinging, dancing and rocking.<br />

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●●Marjorie Sparks Voice<br />

Studio Summer Program<br />

2848 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario<br />

August 12 to 15 and August 20 to 23, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Marjorie Sparks<br />

416-893-8648<br />

mheitshu@sympatico.ca<br />

www.marjoriesparksvoicestudio.com<br />

Deadline: June 6, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Cost: $525<br />

Camp Hours: 1pm - 6pm<br />

!!<br />

The Marjorie Sparks Voice Studio is offering an<br />

intensive vocal program for soloists and choral<br />

singers. Each singer is immersed in daily master<br />

classes, private lessons and performances. Six<br />

singers are accepted per week. Small classes<br />

equal greater participation. There are no formal<br />

auditions. Entry requirements are several selections<br />

of well-prepared songs and arias as well<br />

as some performance experience. The course<br />

facility is located near the subway and has excellent<br />

rooms and pianos. The staff are innovative<br />

and professional. The program aims to enhance<br />

your vocal skills and bring out the best in your<br />

performances.<br />

●●Music at Port Milford<br />

Prince Edward County, Ontario<br />

July 10 to August 7, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Meg Hill<br />

914-439-5039<br />

director@mpmcamp.org<br />

www.mpmcamp.org<br />

Deadline: rolling admissions<br />

Cost: $900/week<br />

Residential programs<br />

!!<br />

<strong>2016</strong> marks Music at Port Milford’s 30th year<br />

of bringing internationally renowned artist<br />

faculty and students with a passion for chamber<br />

music together to create an inspiring summer<br />

music experience. Throughout July and August,<br />

this experience is proudly shared with Prince<br />

Edward County, as the students and faculty<br />

bring the highest calibre of chamber music to<br />

Ontario. <strong>2016</strong> Faculty Artists include Canadian<br />

ensembles: The Afiara and Tokai string quartets,<br />

Ensemble Made in Canada and select members<br />

of the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony<br />

Orchestra and National Ballet of Canada.<br />

●●NAC Orchestra Young<br />

Artists Program<br />

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario<br />

June 6 to 25, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Kelly Symons<br />

613-947-7000 x302<br />

ksymons@nac-cna.ca<br />

www.nac-cna.ca/en/summermusicinstitute/<br />

youngartists<br />

Deadline: February 8, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Cost: $930 and $540<br />

Residential program<br />

!!<br />

The Young Artists Program, founded by<br />

Pinchas Zukerman in 1999 and now in its 18th<br />

edition, offers outstanding private instruction<br />

and chamber music coaching with additional<br />

career-related sessions and mentoring as well as<br />

performance opportunities – including public<br />

chamber music concerts, public master classes,<br />

closed works-in-progress sessions and recitals.<br />

Seventy exceptionally talented, classically<br />

trained young artists from around the world,<br />

keen to steep themselves in individual instruction<br />

and to explore “musical conversation”<br />

within a chamber music community of peers,<br />

will be selected to study with an internationally<br />

renowned faculty in a comprehensive program<br />

in Ottawa. Senior and Pre-college students will<br />

be immersed in music playing and networking<br />

with like-minded young artists, all at the<br />

University of Ottawa School of Music and at the<br />

National Arts Centre nearby.<br />

●●<br />

No Strings Theatre<br />

Summer Programs<br />

601 Christie St., Toronto, Ontario<br />

July 11 to August 7, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Denise Williams<br />

416-551-2093<br />

directors@nostringstheatre.com<br />

www.nostringstheatre.com<br />

Deadline: <strong>March</strong> 30 Early Bird, June 15 for<br />

Summer Intensive<br />

Cost: $300/week<br />

Camp Hours: 9am – 5pm<br />

!!<br />

Whether you are an aspiring musical theatre<br />

star or a social musical theatre enthusiast, No<br />

Strings Theatre’s Summer Intensive will challenge<br />

you to be the best that you can be. Artistically,<br />

students will flourish with advanced universityprep-styled<br />

workshops in fundamental musical<br />

theatre techniques in acting, singing and<br />

dancing, including seminars and master classes<br />

with industry professionals. The training and<br />

fun culminates with the staged performance<br />

of Alan Menken’s “Little Shop of Horrors.” No<br />

Strings Theatre also introduces two new weeklong<br />

summer workshop programs: Acting for the<br />

Camera – an introduction to acting on camera<br />

for commercials, film and television, and Comedia<br />

Dell’Arte – discovering your skills of acting,<br />

creating, improv, playwriting, improvisation,<br />

storytelling and mask work.<br />

●●Royal Conservatory School<br />

273 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario<br />

July to August, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: 416-408-2825<br />

conservatoryschool@rcmusic.ca<br />

www.rcmusic.ca/camps<br />

Day programs<br />

!!<br />

Looking for a vibrant summer camp to<br />

explore creative potential while meeting new<br />

friends? Whether new to music or a seasoned<br />

young artist, the Royal Conservatory School<br />

is the place to be. We offer engaging full- and<br />

half-day camps for all ages and musical abilities:<br />

RCS Summer String Institute (ages 4 – 17) July 4<br />

to 8, 9am – 4pm; From Toot to Flute (ages 4 – 7)<br />

July 4 to 8, 9am – 11am; Instrument Exploration<br />

(ages 4 – 7) July 11 to 15 & 25 to 29, 9am – 4pm;<br />

Keyboard Exploration, July 4 to 8, (ages 4 and 5)<br />

9am – 12pm, (ages 6 and 7) 1pm – 4pm; Twist &<br />

Shout Children’s Choir (ages 7 – 11) July 18 to 22<br />

and 25 to 29, 9am – 4pm; RCS Beginning Band<br />

(ages 9 – 13) August 8 to 12, 9am – 4pm; Cabarazz<br />

– Vocal Ensemble! (ages 14 – 20), July 6 to 9, 1pm<br />

– 4:15pm; RCS Summer Camps en français in<br />

partnership with Alliance Française! (ages 5 – 15)<br />

July 4 to 15 & 18 to 29, August 2 to 12 & 15 to 26.<br />

Join the fun! Register online at<br />

www.rcmusic.ca/camps, by phone at 416-408-<br />

2825, or in person at 273 Bloor St. W.<br />

●●SICA Singers<br />

Miles Nadal JCC,<br />

750 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario<br />

July 11 to 15, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Deanna Di Lello<br />

416-924-6<strong>21</strong>1 x250<br />

www.mnjcc.org<br />

Cost: $400<br />

Camp Hours: 9:30am - 4:30pm<br />

INTERPROVINCIAL MUSIC CAMP<br />

!!<br />

Want a singing staycation? Our goal is to<br />

excite participants about what they can do with<br />

their voice, determination and exposure to different<br />

musical genres. Experience over 25 hours<br />

of musical instruction, including group work<br />

and master classes in vocal production, choral<br />

singing, jazz, cabaret, opera, a cappella, performance<br />

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on. Great faculty include Micah Barnes, Dylan<br />

Bell, Adi Braun, Ori Dagan, Kobi Hass, Aaron<br />

Jensen, Heather Bambrick and Gillian Stecyk. All<br />

teachers love to work with adult learners. Some<br />

amateur choral/singing experience is required<br />

to ensure you enjoy your time to the fullest.<br />

Andante (recreational experience) and Allegro<br />

(intensive training) levels.<br />

●●Southwestern Ontario<br />

Suzuki Institute (SOSI)<br />

Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave.<br />

W., Waterloo, Ontario<br />

Students August 7 to 12;<br />

Teachers August 6 to 14, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Tracy Jewell, administrative<br />

coordinator<br />

519-240-6995<br />

sosi@artset.net<br />

www.mysosi.ca<br />

Deadline: Early Bird May 1, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Cost: Varies by program<br />

Camp Hours: Classes begin at 8:30 am; many<br />

optional evening activities available.<br />

Day programs but accommodation<br />

on campus available.<br />

!!<br />

Canada’s largest Suzuki institute offers student<br />

programs for all ages and a wide range of<br />

Teacher Development courses at Wilfrid Laurier<br />

University in Waterloo, Ontario . Participate in<br />

master classes, group classes and enrichment<br />

activities in Suzuki violin, viola, cello and piano,<br />

including our one-day Viola Fest. For advanced<br />

students, we offer university-calibre Young Artist<br />

Programs. There are optional classes such as<br />

handbells, fiddling, improvisation, flute, percussion,<br />

string/piano duo, operetta and more! We<br />

have a special seminar on Alexander Technique<br />

with optional private lessons, a morning Mini<br />

Institute and a Suzuki Baby & Toddler Class.<br />

When you’re not in classes, enjoy the many free<br />

concerts, soccer, swimming, crafts and our annual<br />

Barn Dance! Come to SOSI for the ultimate<br />

family summer experience!<br />

●●TorQ Percussion Seminar<br />

Stratford Central Secondary School,<br />

Stratford, Ontario<br />

July 30 to August 7, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Jamie Drake<br />

tps@torqpercussion.ca<br />

www.torqpercussion.ca/tps<br />

Deadline: <strong>March</strong> 31, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Cost: $600 (partial scholarships available)<br />

Camp Hours: 9am - 5pm (tbc)<br />

Day Camp but accommodation can<br />

be arranged for an extra cost<br />

!!<br />

TorQ Percussion Quartet was formed by four<br />

Canadian percussionists looking to add new vitality<br />

to percussion repertoire and performance.<br />

Renowned for their engaging performances and<br />

repertoire, members Richard Burrows, Adam<br />

Campbell, Jamie Drake and Daniel Morphy are<br />

committed to making new music accessible to<br />

audiences that span generations and geography.<br />

Join the members of TorQ Percussion Quartet<br />

along with special guests percussionist Beverley<br />

Johnston and composer Christos Hatzis and a<br />

community of like-minded percussionists for<br />

a week of chamber music rehearsals, master<br />

classes, discussions and performances. Now in<br />

its fifth year, TPS has developed a reputation as<br />

one of the finest percussion seminars in North<br />

America. Scholarships are available. Accommodation<br />

is also available for an extra cost. Please<br />

contact Lana at 519-271-<strong>21</strong>01 for more information.<br />

●●Stratford Summer Music<br />

Vocal Academy<br />

Stratford, Ontario<br />

August 11 to <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Lana Mau<br />

519-271-<strong>21</strong>01<br />

lmau@stratfordsummermusic.ca<br />

www.stratfordsummermusic.ca<br />

Deadline: <strong>March</strong> 31, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Cost: $1,000<br />

Camp Hours: 10am - 5pm<br />

Lodging available<br />

!!<br />

The Vocal Academy at Stratford Summer Music<br />

will offer intensive training in professional<br />

preparation (opera, oratorio, art song) and<br />

in-performance skills for up to eight graduate,<br />

postgraduate and early professional-level singers,<br />

and for two pianists pursuing a career in<br />

vocal accompaniment. Participants will receive<br />

daily individual sessions with the internationally<br />

renowned faculty – Michael Schade, Phillip<br />

Addis and Emily Hamper – and will take part<br />

in master classes which will be open to the<br />

public. The program will culminate in a public<br />

performance by all participants. Applicants<br />

may request scholarships of $500 to help with<br />

expenses. Lodging can be arranged by Stratford<br />

Summer Music. Daily meals are the responsibility<br />

of each participant. Go to website for more<br />

information and to apply.<br />

●●Summer@Eastman<br />

Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New<br />

York<br />

June 26 to August 5, <strong>2016</strong> (varies by program)<br />

Contact: Andrea Schuler<br />

585-274-1074<br />

aschuler@esm.rochester.edu<br />

www.summer.esm.rochester.edu<br />

Deadline: June 1, <strong>2016</strong><br />

!!<br />

The Eastman School of Music's Summer at<br />

Eastman program offers students and the community<br />

an individualized and world-class music<br />

education experience. Choose between residential<br />

music programs and camps for middle- and<br />

high-school students (Summer Jazz Studies,<br />

Music Horizons, and Eastman@Keuka), weeklong<br />

institutes devoted to various instruments<br />

or specialties (for students and adults), half-day<br />

music workshops for youth, and collegiate<br />

classes in music education, music history and<br />

music theory. Please visit www.summer.esm.<br />

rochester.edu for course information, schedules<br />

and registration details!<br />

●●Suzuki Music Camp<br />

Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave., Toronto,<br />

Ontario<br />

July 4 to 8, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Gretchen Paxson-Abberger<br />

416-924-6<strong>21</strong>1 x0<br />

suzuki@mnjcc.org<br />

www.mnjcc.org<br />

Camp Hours: 9am - 4pm (Extended<br />

care 8-9am, 4-6pm)<br />

!!<br />

Our <strong>2016</strong> MNjcc Suzuki Summer Music Camp,<br />

running July 4 to 8, is open to all violin, viola,<br />

cello and piano students who study by the Suzuki<br />

method. We offer all levels, from those who<br />

have learned Twinkles with fingers to beyond<br />

Suzuki Book 8. Along with a basic daily foundation<br />

of semi-private lessons and Suzuki group<br />

repertoire lessons, campers will also participate<br />

in three enrichment classes. All camp activities<br />

will take place within the MNjcc facility. Please<br />

check the MNjcc website. Alternatively, if you<br />

would like more information and/or would like<br />

to be mailed a brochure with registration forms,<br />

please contact camp director Gretchen Paxson-<br />

Abberger at suzuki@mnjcc.org Registration can<br />

also be done in person at the MNjcc Info Desk.<br />

●●Tafelmusik Baroque<br />

Summer Institute<br />

University of Toronto, Ontario<br />

June 5 to 18, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Contact: Caitlin Cross<br />

416-964-9562 x241<br />

tbsi@tafelmusik.org<br />

www.tafelmusik.org/tbsi<br />

Deadline: <strong>March</strong> 11, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Cost: $1,350<br />

Day program<br />

!!<br />

The Tafelmus