GALAS & FUNDRAISERS
Mar 29, 7:00: Mariposa in the Schools/Echo Women’s Choir. Night Songs. Live music, wine tasting, food, silent auction and prizes. Performances by Jowi Taylor, The Dovercourts, Melanie Doane, Echo, and Gurpreet Chana. Fundraiser to benefit Mariposa in the Schools and Echo Women’s Choir and celebrate Earth Day. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square. 416-462-9400. $35.
Deadline to Apply: Mar 28: Domenic Troiano Guitar Awards. Three prizes of $5000 to be awarded to Canadian guitarists in the categories of Jazz, Multi-genre (rock, blues, country, etc.) and Classical. Submit a 3 to 4 minute video on Sonicbids. 416-367-0178. For details: www.domenictroiano.com.
LECTURES & SYMPOSIA
Mar 1, 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Illustrated Talk on Peter Pratt. Canon Michael Burgess highlights the life of Peter Pratt, principal comedian for the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. 416-763-0832. Free.
Mar 2, 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. The Ultimate Love-Hate Relationship Between Opera and the Recording. Robert Harris, lecturer. Room 330, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. $10.
Mar 10, 17, 24, 31 and Apr 7, 12:00 noon: Saint Barnabas on the Danforth. Soundings in the Passions. Listening, lecture and discussion series on Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions. Bring a lunch; texts provided. Continues weekly until Apr 7. 361 Danforth Ave. 416-463-1344. Free.
Mar 18, 1:30: Opera Appreciation with Iain Scott. Viva Puccini!: Tosca. Video excerpts of great productions and performances of great singers with one of Canada’s foremost opera educators. Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x115. $36(full series)/$14(drop in).
Mar 21, 7:00: Soundtreams Salon 21. Meet John Farah: SoundMakers Composer in Residence. John Farah discusses his process, with the premiere performance of his new work for piano and electronics. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free.
Mar 25, 1:30: Opera Appreciation with Iain Scott. Viva Puccini!: Madame Butterfly. Video excerpts of great productions and performances of great singers with one of Canada’s foremost opera educators. Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x115. $36(full series)/$14(drop in).
Apr 1, 1:30: Opera Appreciation with Iain Scott. Viva Puccini!: Turandot. Video excerpts of great productions and performances of great singers with one of Canada’s foremost opera educators. Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x115. $36(full series)/$14(drop in).
Apr 5, 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan Talk and Song. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. 416-763-0832. Free.
Mar 12, 19 and 26; Apr 2 and 9, 1:00: The Jubilee Living and Learning Lecture Series. From Medieval to Modern – A Listener’s Guide to Classical Music. Dr. Arthur Wenk, lecturer. Mar 12: The Middle Ages and the Renaissance; Mar 19: The Baroque Period; Mar 26: The Classical Period; Apr 2: The Romantic Period; Apr 9: The Modern Period. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846. $25(series); $8(single lecture).
Mar 9 and Apr 6, 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). www.singingstudio.ca.
Mar 30, 4:30: Horn Day. Horn Day 2014: Tribute to Horn and Opera. Concert in tribute to Joan Watson, Horn Day founder. Full day activities for horn players include masterclass, mock audition, jazz horn workshop and more. Ron George, director. Lakeshore Auditorium, Humber College, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 289-221-0229. $20; $15(st). www.hornday.ca.
Various dates: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School Student Masterclasses. Students of the Glenn Gould School work with guest artists. Open for auditors. Mar 3, 10:00am: Stephen Hough, piano; Mar 7 and Mar 8, 10:00am and 2:00pm: Leon Fleisher, piano; Mar 12, 10:00am: David Jalbert, piano; Mar 21, time TBD: Whitney Crockett, bassoon; Mar 21, time TBD: James Babor, percussion; Mar 25, time TBD: Colin Currie, percussion; Mar 28, time TBD, Brett Polegato, voice; Mar 28, 10:00am: Colin Carr, cello; Apr 4, time TBD: John W, Thorne, flute; Apr 4, 1:00: Neil Shicoff, voice; Apr 4, 10:00am and 2:00pm: David Perry, violin; Apr 4 and 5, 10:00am and 2:00pm: Richard Goode, piano. Mazzoleni Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free.
Mar 1, 10:30am–1:00pm: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday Choral Workshop. Sing with the choir. Latin American inspired choral music. Ana Alvarez Sandoval, guest conductor. Cameron Hall, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422 x221. $10. Refreshments included. www.tmchoir.org.
Mar 2, 10:15am: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Clarinet Festival/Workshop Day with Free Concert. Guest clinicians: James Campbell, Steve Fox, Michele Jacot and Steve Pierre. Observe coachings and participate in workshops. 7:30: Free concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queens Park. 647-668-8943. Free. Sponsored by the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and the Toronto Arts Council. For details: www.wychwoodclarinetchoir.com.
Mar 2, 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Early music workshop for woodwinds and strings. Vincent Lauzer, conductor. Bring your recorders, early instruments and music stand; scores will be provided. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. 416-537-3733. $20.
Mar 21, 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop. For recorders and other early instruments. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-480-1853. $15; free (members). Refreshments included.
Mar 22, 2:00: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Reading for Singers and Instrumentalists. Chapman: Proud Music of the Storm. Lydia Adams, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 905-877-0671. $10; $6(members).
Apr 5, time TBA: Continuum Contemporary Music. Workshop with Trio 7090. Dutch and Canadian composers and performers critiquing works, as part of Continuum’s Gaudeamus Musiekwee tribute. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-924-4945. $30; $20(sr/arts worker); $10(st). For details: www.continuummusic.org.
Apr 07 7:30: Grace Church on-the-Hill. Christ Church Cathedral Choir from Oxford UK. Workshop for choral singers and conductors. Stephen Darlington, conductor. 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. $15 ($10 with ticket to Apr 8 concert.) Group rate available for singers in local choirs who come with other members of their choir. Call church for details. Concert Apr 8(eve).
Mar 31, 6:30: Royal Conservatory/Hot Docs Film Festival. Music On Film Festival: Embracing Voices: The Woman Behind the Music of Jane Bunnett. Bunnett’s personal and musical triumph after depression and her journey to Cuba to reconnect with music. Post-screening guests: Mervon Mehta and Jane Bunnett. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. $15/$12(members). www.bloorcinema.com.
Apr 3, 8:00: Toronto Silent Film Festival. The Wind (1928); Silent Toronto Photoplays; Best of TUFF 2013. Music by William O’Meara, piano. Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. 416-461-9287. $15. www.torontosilentfilmfestival.com.
Apr 4, 7:30: Toronto Silent Film Festival. City Girl (1930); Silent Toronto Photoplays. Music by Fern Lindzon, piano. Carlton Cinema, 2 Carlton St. 416-461-9287. $15. www.torontosilentfilmfestival.com.
Apr 6, 4:00: Toronto Silent Film Festival. 1000 Laffs Comedy Shorts Programme. Music by Laura Silberberg, piano. Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. 416-461-9287. $15. www.torontosilentfilmfestival.com.
Apr 7, 6:30: Royal Conservatory/Hot Docs Film Festival. Music On Film Festival: Wavemakers. History of the electronic musical instrument, the Ondes Martenot with brief demonstration after the film by ondiste Genevieve Grenier. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. $15/$12(members). www.bloorcinema.com.
Apr 7, 8:00: Toronto Silent Film Festival/Toronto Theatre Organ Society. Seven Years Bad Luck, 1921. Music by Clark Wilson, Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. 416-499-6262. $20. www.ttos.ca.
Apr 8, 7:00: Toronto Silent Film Festival/Revue Film Society. The Last Command (1928); Behind the Screen (1916). Music by Jordan Klapman, piano. Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-461-9287. $15. www.torontosilentfilmfestival.com.
Mar 18, 7:00: Canada Sings!/Chatons Canada! Toronto-Riverdale. Community Singalong. Canadian folk songs, rock, Broadway and ballads. Mark Bell, song leader; Marjorie Wiens, piano. St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 415 Broadview Ave. 416-778-0796. Free; donations accepted.
Mar 1, 9:00: Swamperella. 18th Annual Mardi Gras Costume Ball. Swamperella (Cajun and Zydeco dance band), The Boxcar Boys (gypsy, jazz and klezmer) and Kristine Schmidtt and her Special Powers (jazz, honky tonk). The Elmocambo Tavern, 494 Spadina Ave. 416-588-9227. $15. Doors open at 8:00.
Mar 1 and Mar 4–8, 7:30: Theatre Passe Muraille. Same Same But Different. Production by Anite Majumdar highlighting the prejudices hidden in Bollywood film. Anita Majumdar, Nicco Lorenzo Garcia and Reza Jacobs, acting and dance; Suba Sankaran, music. 16 Ryerson Ave. 416-504-7529. $32.50; $27.50(sr/arts worker); $15(under 30). Also Mar 1 and 8 at 2:00.
Mar 3, 10, 17 at 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance. New Music 101. Mar 3: Volume 1: New Music Concerts and junctQín Keyboard Collective. NMC and French percussionist Jean-Pierre Drouet on performers who have developed unique repertoire by working directly with composers; junctQín Keyboard Collective gives an overview of their collaborative work and demonstrates their unique instrumentation. Mar 10: Volume 2: Soundstreams and Spectrum Music. Session showcasing two digital initiatives: the application SoundMakers and the installation The Interface. Mar 17: Volume 3: The Music Gallery and Continuum Contemporary Music. Music Gallery technical director Paul Hodge demonstrates mic technique and mixing strategies with Continuum musicians; members of Continuum discuss continuity between Dutch music from the Renaissance and after WWII. All sessions hosted by John Terauds. Elizabeth Beaton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. 416-961-6601 x207. Free. For details: www.musiccentre.ca.
Apr 4 and 5, 8:00: dance Immersion. ExpressionsŠNow. Showcase highlighting the Ohio company Azaguno and the Toronto company KasheDance. Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. $25-$35; $18-$20(sr/st). Also Apr 5 at 1:00pm.