Galas and Fundraisers

June 04 1:00-5:00: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Face to Face and Fabulous. Reception, followed by luncheon and entertainment by violinist Aisslinn Nosky, the NSO Story Quartet and music director Bradley Thachuk. Fundraising event to benefit the Niagara Symphony Orchestra. The Pavilion, Trius Winery at Hillebrand, 1249 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-On-The-Lake. 905-687-4993 x221. $125.

June 04 3:00-6:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Annual Fundraising Tea and Silent Auction. Live music, free food and beverages. CDs, books, and sheet music for sale. Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-779-5750. Admission PWYC (suggested donation $10).

June 12 6:00: Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee. Canadian Music’s Global Reach. Talk by musicologist, broadcaster, author and Globe and Mail critic Robert Harris. Wine and cheese reception to follow with entertainment by TSO musicians. Women’s Art Association of Toronto, 23 Prince Arthur Ave. Register at 416-593-7769 x358. $45; $20 (st). In support of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and its Youth Orchestra.

June 25 3:00-5:00: Upper Canada Choristers. Strawberry Social Fundraiser. Finger food, cash bar, music performed by the choir, featuring Cantemos Latin Ensemble; Laurie Evan Fraser and Ayako Ochi, piano accompanists. Parish Hall, Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510. More information: uppercanadachoristers.org $30.

Lectures, Salons, Symposia

June 01 7:00-9:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Songs from the 1960s: Lecture and Sing-along. Jordan Klapman takes you through the history and musical context behind some of your favourite hits, with a sing-along of the greatest sensations by Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Barry Mann, and many more icons from the 1960s. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2824;
learning.rcmusic.ca/music-appreciation $25.

Jun 02 12:00 noon: Westben Concerts at The Barn. First-Friday Lunchtime Tick Talks: Brian Barlow on Buddy Rich. The life and times of jazz drummer Buddy Rich. Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford. 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777. PWYC.

June 05 7:30: Congregation Darchei Noam. Jewish Music and Musicians: Klezmer Music: Its Development and Relationship to Jazz. Second of a three-part series of music and conversation with musicologist Mike Daley. 864 Sheppard Ave. W. 416-638-4783. $10, $25 for series (members); $15, $35 for series (non-members). Register online:
darcheinoam.ca/event/lecture-series.html and save $5. Also June 12.

June 12 7:30: Congregation Darchei Noam. Jewish Music and Musicians: Bob Dylan…His Music and Influence. Third of a three-part series of music and conversation with musicologist Mike Daley. See listing June 05.

June 24 7:00: Classical Music Club of Toronto. In Memoriam Zoltán Kocsis. Commemorating the death of Kocsis in 2016 with video and audio recordings of his concerts and recitals. 416-898-2549. $25 (annual membership fee); free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments.

July 09 12:00 noon: Classical Music Club of Toronto. Tannhäuser: Live from Munich. Join us for an afternoon of Wagnerian opera direct from the stage of the Staatsoper in Munich, streamed live (runs until at least 5:00). 416-898-2549. $25 (annual membership fee); free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments.

July 19 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. O Canada: The Surprising Story of Our National Anthem. Illustrated musical lecture by Robert Harris. University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. $25.

July 26 10:30am: Festival of the Sound. Office Hour. Swiss Piano Trio on the rich music of their homeland. Festival Station Gallery, 1 Avenue Rd., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410 /1-866-364-0061. Free.

July 26 6:45: Festival of the Sound. Lecture: Jeffrey Stokes Discusses Child Prodigies. Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410 /1-866-364-0061. Free.

July 27 6:45: Festival of the Sound. Lecture: True or False? - “People Don’t Change, They Just Get More So.” The late works of three masters discussed by Jeffrey Stokes. Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410 /1-866-364-0061. Free.

July 28 10:30am: Festival of the Sound. Office Hour. Jeffrey Stokes on Canadian icon R. Murray Schafer. Festival Station Gallery, 1 Avenue Rd., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410 /1-866-364-0061. Free.

Aug 02 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Robert Harris’s Illustrated Musical Lecture: Canadian Musicians Who Changed the World, Part 1. University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. $25.

Aug 03 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Robert Harris’s Illustrated Musical Lecture: Canadian Musicians Who Changed the World, Part 2. University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. $25.

Aug 03 5:00: Festival of the Sound. Tea Talk: The Glenn We Knew. James Campbell and Suzanne Shulman share their personal reflections and memories of Glenn Gould. Festival Station Gallery, 1 Avenue Rd., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410 /1-866-364-0061. $10.

Aug 04 10:30am: Festival of the Sound. Office Hour. Land’s End Ensemble members, having commissioned and performed the works of 120 Canadian composers in 20 years, chat about Canadian music. Festival Station Gallery, 1 Avenue Rd., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410 /1-866-364-0061. Free.

Aug 04 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Sound and Meaning: An Indigenous Perspective on Music. Lecture by composer and musician Barbara Croall. University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. Free.

Aug 05 6:45: Festival of the Sound. Remembering Oscar. Dave Young reflects on his time with Oscar Peterson. Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410 /1-866-364-0061. Free.

Aug 09 10:30am: Festival of the Sound. Office Hour: Songs of Canada. Leslie Fagan explores our rich heritage of song in Canada reflecting our landscape, our weather and our diverse peoples. Festival Station Gallery, 1 Avenue Rd., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410 /1-866-364-0061. Free.

Aug 09 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Robert Harris’s Illustrated Musical Lecture: Citizens of the World Who Changed Canadian Music. University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. $25.

Aug 10 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Singing Bronze: 500 Years of Music on Carillon Bells. Lecture by Roy Lee, carillonneur. University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. Free.

Aug 12 7:00: Classical Music Club of Toronto. BYOR (Bring Your Own Recordings). Join us for our annual special program in which club members are invited to bring a favourite recording (no more than 15 minutes) in either audio or video form to share with the other members. 416-898-2549. $25 (annual membership fee); free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments.

Aug 15 7:00: Prince Edward County Jazz Festival. 100 Years of Jazz. Talk with Brian Barlow and Andy Sparling. Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St., Bloomfield. 613-476-8416 x28 or 1-877-411-4761. Free.

Aug 16 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Robert Harris’s Illustrated Musical Lecture: Don Pasquale, A Comic Gem. University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. $25.

Aug 23 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Robert Harris’s Illustrated Musical Lecture: Whither the CBC? University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. $25.

Masterclasses

Aug 03, 04 and 05 7:00: Highlands Opera Studio 2017. Masterclass with Richard Margison. Singers from Highlands Opera Studio 2017. St. George’s Anglican Church (Haliburton), 617 Mountain St., Haliburton. 1-855-457-9933. $15.

Aug 11 10:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Vocal Academy Masterclass with Nathalie Paulin. The Avondale, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. PWYC.

Aug 12 2:00: Stratford Summer Music. Vocal Academy Masterclass with Howard Dyck. The Avondale, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. PWYC.

Aug 16 2:00: Stratford Summer Music. Vocal Academy Masterclass with Phillip Addis. The Avondale, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. PWYC.

Aug 19 10:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Vocal Academy Masterclass with Aline Kutan. The Avondale, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. 1-866-288-4313. PWYC.

Aug 24 1:00: OperaMuskoka. 8th Annual OperaMuskoka Festival: Vocal Masterclass with soprano Jennifer Tung. Glenwood Chapel, Glen Orchard, 4060 Muskoka Rd. 118 W, Port Carling. 705-765-1048. $100 (participants); $20 (audience). Festival runs Aug 22-25.

Aug 25 10:00am: OperaMuskoka. 8th Annual OperaMuskoka Festival: Harp Masterclass. Improvisational Masterclass for beginner to experienced harpists. Michael-David Moon and Sharon Bacon, harps. Muskoka Place Gallery, 1182 Foreman Rd., Port Carling. 705-765-1048. $100 (participants); $10 (audience). Festival runs Aug 22-25.

Open House

June 25 10:00am: Royal Conservatory of Music. 4th Annual Wide Open House. SmartStart™ class for babies and toddlers, Kids Zone, instrument petting zoo, courtyard party, special programming for adults, music appreciation, open jam sessions, instrument demonstrations and classes. Koerner Hall concerts throughout the day for all ages. 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2825; Free. rcmusic.ca/who

Screenings

July 23 1:00: Festival of the Sound. West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson. Film screening. Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410/1-866-364-0061. $12. Fundraising dinner.

July 25 1:30: Festival of the Sound. Debussy: L’enfant prodigue. Film screening. Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410/1-866-364-0061. $12.

Aug 03 10:30am: Festival of the Sound. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould. Film screening. Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410/1-866-364-0061. $12.

Aug 04 3:00: Festival of the Sound. Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. Film screening. Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410/1-866-364-0061. $12.

Sing-alongs, Jams, Circles

June 21 7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Monthly Sacred Harp Singing. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. There are songbooks to borrow. Music room, Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC donation. 7:00: Short introductory workshop.

July 19 7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Monthly Sacred Harp Singing. See June 21 listing.

Aug 16 7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Monthly Sacred Harp Singing. See June 21 listing.

Tours

June 04 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent; includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas like wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231; coc.ca $20 (adults); $15 (sr/st).

June 18 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See June 04 listing.

June 25 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See June 04 listing.

Workshops

June 02 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. AGM 2nd half. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485; torecorder.wordpress.com $15 (non-members). Refreshments.

June 04 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Poulenc’s Gloria. Xavier Brossard-Ménard, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 905-877-0671. $10; $6 (members).

June 22 10:00am: Westben Concerts at The Barn. Michael Warren Vocal Intensive. Three-day immersion experience designed for all levels and genres of singers, age 16 and older. The Barn, 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford. 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777. Call box office for fees. Runs June 22-24.

June 24 11:00am: Richmond Hill Northern Harmony. Reading and performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria with conductor Dr. Richard Heinzle. Needed: soprano and alto soloists, strings, trumpet, oboe. Concert at 2:00. Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 416-568-9838; register by June 17 at www.heinzle.ca/choral-reading $25 (choristers, includes lunch, use of music score and practice links); suggested donation $10.

July 10 – 14 2:00-5:00: Music From Scratch / Canadian Music Centre. Workshop for Youth. Week-long music creation workshop for youth between the ages of 18 and 25. Facilitated by artistic director Jerry Pergolesi and guest composer/sound creator Tina Pearson, and guided by the Contact ensemble, participants engage in creative listening, writing, vocal performance, movement, graphic and improvisation exercises leading to the performance of a series of collaborative sound works. Participants develop new skills and the confidence to take risks both as listeners and creators. No experience necessary. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x207;
contactcontemporarymusic.org
 Registration deadline: July 03. Free.

July 21 3:00: Westben Concerts at The Barn. Sounds of Nature I. Interactive workshop aimed at exploring how we listen to nature and reflect on what is around us. Parker Finley, guide. Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford. 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777. $38 for two sessions. Part II on July 22 (10:00am).

July 22 7:00am: Westben Concerts at The Barn. Song Birds: Find the birds, find the pianist! A guided, outdoor, musical and ornithological treasure hunt. Rashaan Allwood, piano. Suspension bridge, Ferris Provincial Park, 474 County Rd. 8, Campbellford. 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777. $50 (reservations required). Refreshments served; breakfast follows.

July 22 10:00am: Westben Concerts at The Barn. Under the Lid. Interactive showcase by piano technician and film screening. Daniel Wiersma, clinician. Patrons receive a tuning fork. Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford. 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777. $50.

July 22 7:00: Westben Concerts at The Barn. On the Record. Participants record and edit their piano performances in a recording studio. Andy Thompson, recording engineer. Studio 29, Highway 30, Warkworth. 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777. $50 (participant); $20 (auditor). Reservations required. Also July 23 (10:00am).

Aug 11 10:30am: Festival of the Sound. Office Hour: Tim Corlis Workshop with Festival Ensemble. Composer meets musicians for first time to prepare for 2018 premiere of new work honouring Canadian icon Francis Pegahmagabow. Festival Station Gallery, 1 Avenue Rd., Parry Sound. 705-746-2410vv/1-866-364-0061. Free.

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