Galas and Fundraisers

June 06 5:00: Canadian Orpheus Male Choir. Spaghetti Dinner & Variety Show. Includes salad, bread, and dessert; Variety Show featuring humorous musical acts by COMC members and guests; cash bar. St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burlington. 289-812-9827. $15. Proceeds to the COMC’s upcoming Ireland Tour fund.

June 06 6:00: Ermanno Mauro Masterclass. Annual Gala Dinner and Concert: “Les Belles Voce.” Concert includes renowned arias for sopranos, tenors, baritones and bass. Performers include tenor Ermanno Mauro and a sampling of Canadian operatic talent, with accompanist, Nicole Bellamy. The Columbus Centre Rotunda, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. jimmy@columbusperformingarts.com  $125 or $1000 for a table of 8.

June 07 3:00 – 6:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Annual Fundraising Tea and Silent Auction. Live music, free food and beverages, CD’s, books, and sheet music for sale. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-537-3733. Admission by tax-deductible donation.

June 18 8:00: Canadian Flute Convention. Welcome Party. Opening ceremony of the second national flute convention, welcoming over one hundred artists from Canada and abroad. Sam Sorbara Auditorium, U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $50 or convention passes available.

June 20 6:00 – 9:00: Aradia Ensemble. Wine Tasting Fundraiser. Short wine tasting tutorial presented by Sommelier Sara D’Amato, followed by a tasting of several hand-selected red and white wines; hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Michael Tong of Sublime Catering; silent auction and music. Our host for the evening is Aradia’s own Paul Jenkins who is opening his

one-of-a-kind studio and home for the evening. Cocktail attire requested. 15 Central Hospital Lane. www.eventbrite.ca  $100.

June 22 7:30: Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA). 36th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Hosted by multi-award-winning comedian and actor Gavin Crawford. 5:00 – 7:00: Pre-Show VIP Reception at Lakeside Terrace; 7:30: Awards Show at WestJet Stage; 10:30pm: After-Party Under the Stars beside the lake. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000; www.tapa.ca; harbourfrontcentre.com  $175 VIP tickets (includes Pre-show VIP Reception, Dora Awards Show, After-Party); $75.00 general admission (includes Dora Awards Show & After-Party); $15 After-Party Only (tickets can be purchased only onsite at the event beginning at 10:30pm). Nominees will be announced at a press conference the morning of Monday, June 1 at 10:00am at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

Competitions and Contests

June 19 9:30am: Canadian Flute Convention. Competition: Convention Open Class (unaccompanied). For aspiring young flutists who are ready to compete at the most senior level. Music: Aitken: Icicle; Hétu: Fantaisie sur le nom de Bach. Adjudicators: Meg Griffith, Megan Lanz, Rik Noyce, Christopher Lee, Niall O’Riordan. Classroom D, U of St. Michael’s College, 100 St. Joseph St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

Musicworks Magazine. 2015 Contests for Electronic Music Composition and “Sonic Geography” Writing. Cash prizes and winners published. Submit a 10-minute composition in one of the following genres: electroacoustic, acousmatic, glitch, turntable art, or video music; OR submit a 500-word essay describing how sound influences place and shapes your experience. Deadline to apply: June 30. For details: www.musicworks.ca/contest

Festivals, Fairs, Festivities

June 19, 20, 21 10:00am – 5:00: Canadian Flute Convention. Flute Market. Exhibitors and Convention Partners including Brannen Brothers, Alry Publications, Long & McQuade, Verne Q. Powell, and Guo Musical Instruments. The COOP, U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $25 or convention passes available.

Registration is now open for 2015 Culture Days. It’s time to start thinking about your 2015 Culture Days activity! Register early and get a head start on planning a successful Culture Days event in your community. Connect with community, develop new skills, reach new audiences and collaborate with others. Culture Days take place on September 25, 26 and 27, 2015. culturedays.ca 

Lectures, Salons, Symposia

June 12 7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. Terry Riley at 80. Celebrate the 80th birthday of pioneering minimalist composer Terry Riley with an all-star large ensemble of Soundstreams artists performing an extended version of Riley’s seminal work In C. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free, PWYC reserved seating and gallery preludes available.

June 20 9:30am: Canadian Flute Convention. Lecture Recital: Philippe Gaubert: The “Renoir” of the Flute. Discussion of Gaubert’s all-round musical prowess and talk about some of the episodes of his life which surely influenced his work. Patrick Williams, flute; Richard Shaw, piano. Charbonnel Lounge, U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

June 21 9:30am: Canadian Flute Convention. Lecture Recital: “Sophisticated Laddie:” 18th Century Scottish Flute Music and a Stylistic Continuum. Works by Charles McLean, William McGibbon, Alexander Munro, James Oswald, and General John Reid. Laurel Swinden, flute. Charbonnel Lounge, U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

June 21 11:00am: Canadian Flute Convention. Panel Discussion: This Land is Your Land – Flute Education In Canada. Dianne Aitken, moderator. Brennan Hall Lounge, U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

July 29 11:15am: Stratford Summer Music. Illustrated Musical Lecture #1: The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Lecture by Robert Harris. University of Waterloo, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 519-271-2101 or 1-866-288-4313; stratfordsummermusic.ca  $20; series of 4 lectures: $60.

Aug 05 11:15am: Stratford Summer Music. Illustrated Musical Lecture #2: The Music of R. Murray Schafer. Lecture by Robert Harris. University of Waterloo, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 519-271-2101 or 1-866-288-4313; stratfordsummermusic.ca  $20; series of 4 lectures: $60.

Aug 12 11:15am: Stratford Summer Music. Illustrated Musical Lecture #3: Mozart’s Magic Flute. Lecture by Robert Harris. University of Waterloo, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 519-271-2101 or 1-866-288-4313; stratfordsummermusic.ca  $20; series of 4 lectures: $60.

Aug 12 2:00: Stratford Summer Music. Harry Somers Forum – Opera at the Movies. Guest speaker: Barbara Willis Sweete. University of Waterloo, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 519-271-2101 or 1-866-288-4313; stratfordsummermusic.ca  Free.

Aug 19 11:15am: Stratford Summer Music. Illustrated Musical Lecture #4: Bach’s Partitas & Sonatas. Lecture by Robert Harris. University of Waterloo, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 519-271-2101 or 1-866-288-4313; stratfordsummermusic.ca  $20; series of 4 lectures: $60.

Masterclasses

June 19 1:30: Canadian Flute Convention. Atarah’s Orchestral Extracts Masterclass. Advanced players on flutes, piccolos, altos and basses are invited to join in arrangements of THE very well-known major flute solos, to be played with flute choir as accompaniment. Bring your flutes! Led by Atarah Ben‐Tovim MBE (ex-principal flute of RLPO). Brennan Hall Lounge, U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

June 19 3:30: Canadian Flute Convention. Masterclass: Telemann Fantasias with Elizabeth Walker. Bring your flutes! Brennan Hall Lounge, U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

June 20 1:30: Canadian Flute Convention. Masterclass: Advancing the First Round of an Orchestral Audition. Led by Sara Hahn. Brennan Hall Lounge, U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

June 20 3:30: Canadian Flute Convention. Piccolo Masterclass with Sarah Jackson (piccolo, LA Phil). Brennan Hall Lounge, U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

June 21 1:30: Canadian Flute Convention. Masterclass with Swiss-Canadian flutist Michel Bellavance. Charbonnel Lounge, U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

Screenings

June 07 4:00 & 7:30: Toronto Jewish Film Society/Yiddish Vinkl Toronto. Presenting two films: Joseph Seiden’s long-lost Kol Nidre offers an unparalleled glimpse into the diversity of life, culture and language of Yiddish New York in the 1930s. Part musical and part melodrama, the film is delightful, comically dark, and unforgettable. 70 Hester Street is director Nozkowski’s heartfelt tribute to his childhood home, a former Lower East Side synagogue. Guest speaker: author Shirley Kumove. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x606. $15; $10 (young adults 18-35).

June 28 time tba: Bloor Cinema Hot Docs. Brecht/Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. Featuring mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. 506 Bloor St. W. 416-637-3123; bloorcinema.com  $15; member rates available.

July 26 time tba: Bloor Cinema Hot Docs. Puccini: La Bohème. John Copley, director. 506 Bloor St. W. 416-637-3123; bloorcinema.com  $15; member rates available.

August 30 time tba: Bloor Cinema Hot Docs. Rossini: Guillaume Tell. Antonio Pappano, conductor. 506 Bloor St. W. 416-637-3123; bloorcinema.com  $15; member rates available.

Singalongs, Jams

June 20 9:00pm: Canadian Flute Convention. Jam Session: Traditional Irish Music. Led by Andra Bohnet. Bring your flutes, whistles and anything else appropriate. Open to players of any ability and experience level. Brennan Hall Lounge, U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $25 or convention passes available.

Tours

June 3, June 17, July 15, July 29, August 5, August 19, September 9 – all at 6:30pm: Heritage Toronto. Music on the Yonge St. Strip. Discover the music history of Toronto’s Yonge Street, beginning in the 1950s. Visit the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar, and Le Coq D’Or, and concert venues such as Massey Hall and the Eaton Auditorium. Hear stories about Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins, Glenn Gould and many more. Leader: music journalist Nicholas Jennings. Length: approx. 1 1/2 hours; focus: cultural, historical, architectural; difficulty: flat pavement, busy street. Note: This is an exterior tour only. Location details available upon registration. To register: heritagetoronto.org  Free.

Workshops

June 02 4:45 – 6:30: Guelph Youth Singers. Bring-A-Friend to Rehearsal.  Recital Hall, Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St.,
Guelph. 519-821-8574; guelphyouthsingers.com

June 03 7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. Squeezebox. The accordion is not simply a dusty instrument in the back of your grandparents’ closet. Its music evokes earlier eras, from German beer halls to late-night Italian cafés and Argentine dance halls. Accordion wunderkind Michael Bridge takes us on a musical journey of this remarkable instrument that is capable of great musical range and virtuosity. Malvern Public Library, 30 Sewells Rd. 416-396-8969. Free.

June 18 Canadian Flute Convention. 3:30: Workshop: Having it All: Teaching Expression with Technique. Explore ideas through inquiry-based teaching techniques and original etudes composed for this purpose. Bring your flutes. Led by Timothy Hagen; 5:00: Workshop/Lecture/ Demonstration: The Magic of Moyse: A Living Legacy. Designed to share practical concepts from the teaching of Marcel Moyse that flutists can incorporate into their daily practice, performance and teaching. Bring your flutes. Led by Cate Hummel. U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

June 19 Canadian Flute Convention. 9:30am: Workshop: A Musical Approach to Marcel Moyse’s 24 Melodic Studies. Enjoyable and informative class, especially useful for pre-college students and teachers. Bring your flutes! Led by flutists Roderick Seed, Unji Chung and Kyoka Ohara; 9:30am: Body Awareness Workshop: Awaken Your Body/Awaken Your Mind: Eight Essential Standing Exercises of Qigong. Led by Leslie Marrs and Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham; 10:30am: Workshop: Low Flutes Hints and Tips. Informal session with low flutes specialist Carla Rees, answering your questions on playing alto, bass and contrabass flutes. Bring your flutes!; 10:30am: Workshop: A Lyrical Beginning: A Simple Approach to Introducing Nuance and Musicality to Beginning Flutists. Led by Ai Goldsmith. Bring your flutes; 11:00am: Body Awareness Workshop: Meditation for Performers. Led by Viviana Guzman; 11:30am: Workshop: The Memory Map for Music: A Practice Strategy for Confident, Memorized Performance. Interactive session; bring your flutes! Led by Melissa Colgin Abeln;  2:00: Workshop: College Auditions with Christine Erlander Beard. Bring questions and your flutes; 2:00: Workshop: Irish Flute for the Classical Flutist. Bring your flute! Led by Andra Bohnet; 3:00: Workshop: Learning Jazz Improvisation: A Systematic Guaranteed Approach. Led by Andrea Brachfeld; 4:00: Workshop: Opera Without Words: Character Development in Mozart Flute Concerti. Led by Rachel Geier; 4:00: Workshop: Classical to Jazz – Making the Transition. Bring your flutes! Led by Bill McBirnie. U of St. Michael’s College, 100 St. Joseph St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com $20 or convention passes available.

June 20 Canadian Flute Convention. 9:30am: Warmup with Festive Flutes!  Bring your flutes! Led by Joss Campbell, Sarah Murphy, Carla Rees, Elizabeth Walker; 9:30am: Workshop: Body Awareness: Body Balance and Resonance. Led by Meg Griffith; 10:30am: Workshop: Great Beginnings for New Flutists. Come and learn exciting new methods for teaching new flutists. Bring your flutes! Led by Kathy Blocki; 11:00am: Body Awareness: Explore Self-Study of the Alexander Technique. Led by Melissa King; 11:30am: Reading Session: British Flute Choir Music with Atarah. All sizes of flutes needed. Music by Elgar, Holst, Britten, Rutter. Led by Atarah Ben-Tovim; 11:30am: Workshop: Vocal Techniques for Tone Enhancement. Led by Megan Lanz; 11:30am: Workshop: Introduction to Circular Breathing. Led by Angus McPherson. 2:00: Workshop: Great Expectations: Tools for Creating Compelling Performances (*with a little help from cognitive science). Led by Michelle Cheramy; 2:00: Workshop: Curing Focal Dystonia: A Personal Success Story. Led by Andrea Brachfeld; 3:00: Workshop/Discussion: A Method Called Love. Led by Wissam Boustany; 3:00: Workshop: Life Coaching for the Performing Artist. Led by Rik Noyce; 4:00: Workshop: Beyond Trills and Twiddles: Exploring Baroque Ornamentation. Led by baroque specialist Alison Melville. Bring your flutes; 4:00: Flute Basics Workshop. Led by TSO principal Nora Shulman. Topics include tone production, breathing, phrasing, technique and practice strategies. Bring your flutes and your questions. U of St. Michael’s College, 100 St. Joseph St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

June 21 Canadian Flute Convention. 9:30am: Body Awareness Workshop: Feldenkrais Method – Awareness Through Movement Freeing the Shoulders, Neck and Breath. Led by Niall O’Riordan; 10:30am: Workshop: Flûte Alors!: Flute Music from Baroque France. Led by Alison Melville. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the sonatas and suites of Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, the Philidor family, Dornel and Couperin. Bring your flutes; 10:30am: Workshop: About Our Careers: There’s Room For All Of Us In The World. Touching on networking, attitude, perception, presentation, ability, confidence, the Peter Principle and more. Questions and general discussion among participants is encouraged. Led by Christopher Lee; 11:30am: Workshop: Five Ways YouTube Will Change Your (Flute) Life. Dr. Karen Large will present YouTube strategies that you can use today; 2:00: Workshop on Bartók’s Suite Paysanne Hongrois with Hungarian flute player Izabella Budai. A practical workshop – bring your flutes; 2:00: Workshop: Don’t Practice Mistakes – How Musicians Can Use Recent Developments in Neuroscience and Psychology to Practice Smarter. Led by Sarah Yunji Moon; 3:00: Workshop: Intro to Beatbox Flute! Led by Viviana Guzman. Bring your flutes; 3:00: Workshop: Learn how to Loop Your Flute. Led by Rozalind MacPhail. Bring your flute – all levels welcome; 4:00: Piccolo Workshop with LA Phil piccolo, Sarah Jackson. Bring your piccolos. U of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary St. 416-293-1302; www.canadaflute.com  $20 or convention passes available.

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