GALAS & FUNDRAISERS
Jun 1, 3:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Annual Fundraising Tea and Silent Auction. Live music, food and beverages. CDs, books and sheet music for sale. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-537-3733. By donation.
Jun 22, 5:30: Sinfonia Toronto. Summer Fiesta Garden Party. Portuguese and Spanish songs by Duo Ibero; serenades by Sinfonia Toronto Musicians; hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet, wine and desserts; and silent auction. Private garden in North York. 416-499-0403. $55 ($30 tax receipt). By reservation only. For details: sinfoniatoronto.com.
Jun 23, 7:00: Dora Mavor Moore Awards. 35th Anniversary Awards Ceremony. Toronto’s theatre, dance and opera awards. Hosted by Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus. Chris Earle, writer; Edward Roy, director; Waylen Miki, musical director. WestJet Stage, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. $65. 5pm: VIP reception; 10:30: after-party. For details: tapa.ca.
Deadline to Apply: Jul 14: Canadian Folk Music Awards. 2014 Call for Submissions. Canadian artists and groups whose albums were released between June 15, 2013, and June 14, 2014. For details:
Deadline to Apply: Nov 1: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Young Composers Competition 2014. Canadian composers ages 32 and under to submit original compositions for orchestra. Winning composition will be performed by the ETO; cash prizes presented. 416-239-5665. For details:
LECTURES & SYMPOSIA
Jun 20 7:00 pm: Soundstreams Salon 21. iPad Orchestra. Learn how multiple iPads can make music for an innovative concert, hear performance examples and bring your own iPad to join in. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free, PWYC reserved seating available.
Jun 8, 2:00: Singing Studio of Deborah Staiman. Masterclass. Musical theatre/audition preparation, using textual analysis and other interpretative tools for the sung monologue. Yonge and Eglinton area, call for exact location. 416-483-9532. $55(participant)/$35(auditor).
Jul 4, 11:00am: Jazz On The Mountain At Blue. Masterclass Series: Stan Samole and Damien Erskine, Jazz guitar; 1:00pm: Stan Samole. Blue Mountain Inn, 110 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains. 905-530-2110. $5 donation; free (weekend pass holders).
Jul 5, 11:00am: Jazz On The Mountain At Blue. Masterclass Series: Bob Mintzer; 1:00pm: Russ Ferrante. Blue Mountain Inn, 110 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains. 905-530-2110. $5 donation; free (weekend pass holders).
Jul 6, 11:00am: Jazz On The Mountain At Blue. Masterclass Series: Will Kennedy/Vito Rezza. Drum Clinic; 1:00pm: Felix Pastorius. Blue Mountain Inn, 110 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains. 905-530-2110. $5 donation; free (weekend pass holders).
Jun 1, various times: SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Workshops. 11:00am: David Sereda: A Desperate Road to Freedom. 12:30pm: Workshop: Cadence: Instruments are for Surgeons. 2:15: Songwriters Association of Canada Presents: Keys for Effective Songwriting with Alan Frew, Dan Hill and Lorraine Segato. 5:30: Singing with the Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble. Dancemakers, 9 Trinity St., Distillery District. 416-866-8666. Included with festival pass ($40 single day/$65 two days).
Jun 1, 5:30: SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Protect Your Product: Copyright and Trademarks. Burns Classroom, Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Distillery District. 416-866-8666. Included with festival pass ($40 single day/$65 two days).
Jun 1, 4:00 and 7:30: Toronto Jewish Film Society/Toronto Silent Film Festival. Breaking Home Ties. Silent film from 1922 tackling poverty, guilt and family ties, made to protest to rise of racism and the Ku Klux Klan. Live musical accompaniment by Jordan Klapman, piano, and Drew Jurecka, violin. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. $15; $10(ages 18-35).
Jun 17, 8;00: Wandering Eye/Music in the Barns. The Shift. Site-specific experience integrating film, music, movement and politics. Joseph Johnson-Camí and Ayelen Liberona, media; Margie Gillis, dance; Music in the Barn Chamber Ensemble; LAL, electronic music. The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. 416-807-7771. $20; $15(sr/st/arts worker). For details: ushift.net.
Jun 1, 2:30: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Tender Lovin’ Karaoke with Retrocity. Take the stage and sing your favorite hits with Retrocity. Lyrics provided. Garland Theatre, Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Distillery District. 416-866-8666. Included with festival pass ($40 single day/$65 two days).
Jun 10, 7:00: Canada Sings!/Chantons Canada! Toronto-Riverdale. Neighbourhood Singalong. Canadian folk songs, rock, Broadway and ballads. Mark Bell, song leader; Marjorie Wiens, piano. Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 662 Pape Ave. 416-778-0796. Free; donations accepted.
Registration is now open for the Miles Nadal JCC’s Suzuki Music Camp. Open to all violin, viola, cello and piano students studying through the Suzuki method. All levels offered. July 7 to 11, 9am–4pm. For details: 416-924-6211 x0.
Jun 1–Jul 31: various times: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/City of Toronto Archives/Japan Foundation. Seiji Ozawa in Toronto: A Photography Exhibition of a Young Maestro. Images capturing the cooperative support for the growth of an artist and the city of Toronto. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 11:30am–4:30pm; Monday and Thursday: 11:30am–7pm; Saturday (Jun 14, 15; Jul 12, 26 only): 12:00 noon–5pm. The Japan Foundation, 2nd Floor, the Colonnade, 131 Bloor St. W. 416-966-1600 x229. Free. For details:
May 31–Jun 1, various times: SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Concerts and workshops featuring a cappella vocal groups and more. For complete concert listings, see Section A, Jun 1; for workshops, see Section D, Workshops. Distillery District, various locations. 416-866-8666. Festival pass $40 single day/$65 two days. For details:
Jun 1–Jun 14, various times. Pearl Company. Dave Gould’s Audiorium Sound/Art Show. Collection of musical instruments/sound sculptures constructed from unconventional objects by David Gould. 16 Steven St., Hamilton. 905-524-0606. Viewing by appointment.
Jun 7, 8, various times: Mateca Arts Festival. Community Multi-Arts Celebration with musicians, dancers and visual artists. Laura Fernández, Eliana Cuevas, Rita di Ghenta and Luanda Jones; concert featuring Beatriz Pichi Malen; and others. Burwash Quad Park, Victoria College, 73 Queens Park. 416-596-0792. Free. For details: mateca.com.
Jun 12, 7:00: Espresso Manifesto. Salone di Cultura: Arts Now. Music, art, food and discussion with contemporary Italian-Canadian artists. Featuring music by Daniela Nardi, food by chef Massimo Bruno and photography by Rino Noto. Rino Noto Photography Studio, Suite 21, 1444 Dupont St. 416-922-3620. $55. For details:
Jun 17–21, various times: NXNE. Interactive. Mick Ebeling of Not Impossible presents Project Daniel; Scott Lamb of Buzzfeed discusses the source of ideas; filmmaker Brian Knappenberger and managing director Vanessa Thomas of Songza share stories; talk by Golriz Lucina of Soulpancake; and others. Hyatt Regency, 370 King St. W. 416-533-7710 x221. For full festival details and tickets: nxne.com.
Jun 24–Jul 13, various times: Driftwood Theatre Group. Theatre Training Intensive for Young Actors. Summer program for experienced performers ages 14 to 19, providing training in a cappella singing, movement-based theatre, masks and puppetry. Peter van Gestel, program director. Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Rd. 416-703-2773. For registration and cost: driftwoodtheatre.com.
Jul 7–Aug 22, 9am–3pm: Carousel Players. Carousel Players Summer Theatre School. Various week-long programs for children ages 5 to 13. 101 King St., St. Catharines. 905-682-8326 x23. $200.
Jul 10–Aug 17, various times: Driftwood Theatre Group. The Bard’s Bus Tour: The Tempest. Shakespeare. Theatre blending movement, song, puppetry and storytelling. Jeremy Smith, director; Richard Alan Campbell, Prospero. Various times and locations across Ontario; see website. 416-703-2773 x201. For details: driftwoodtheatre.com.
Aug 5–15, 9am–3pm: Carousel Players/Shaw Festival. Shaw Acting Intensive for Youth For children ages 10 to 13; workshops and scene study with Monica Dufault and Shaw Festival actors. 101 King St., St. Catharines. 905-682-8326 x23. $375.