Children's Choral Music Workshop [Hamilton Children's Choir]

Children's Choral Music Workshop

Friday, March 31, 2017, 6:30-9:30 pm
West Highland Baptist Church - 1605 Garth St, Hamilton

The Hamilton Children's choir is excited to hosting the annual Junior Treble Festival this month! Our weekend kicks off on the Friday night with a Choral Music Workshop hosted by Francisco Núñez, the Artistic Director of Young People’s Chorus of New York City. This is an excellent opportunity for music educators to learn from one of the best!

Oh, and did we mention it's FREE?

For details visit:

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 18:30 to 21:30
West Highland Baptist Church - 1605 Garth St, Hamilton

Janina Fialkowska [HCA Concert Series]

Janina Fialkowska

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

For over 40 years, concert pianist Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences and critics around the world. She has been praised for her musical integrity, her refreshing natural approach and her unique piano sound thus becoming “one of the Grandes Dames of piano playing” (Frankfurter Allgemeine, 2015).

Born in Canada, she began her piano studies with her mother at age 4 continuing on in her native Montreal with Yvonne Hubert. In Paris she studied with Yvonne Lefébure and in New York at the Juilliard School with Sascha Gorodnitzki, experiencing the best of both French and Russian piano traditions. Her career was launched in 1974, when the legendary Arthur Rubinstein became her mentor after her prize-winning performance at his inaugural Master Piano Competition, calling her a “born Chopin interpreter” laying the foundation for her lifelong identification with this composer.

Since then she has performed with the foremost orchestras worldwide under the baton of such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, Sir Georg Solti, Sir Roger Norrington and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, to name one of the younger generation. She has won special recognition for a series of important premieres, notably Liszt’s newly discovered Third Piano Concerto with the Chicago Symphony and several contemporary piano concertos. Ms Fialkowska’s discography includes many award-winning discs, e.g. the BBC Music Magazine’s 2013 “Instrumental CD of the Year” award.

Her native Canada has bestowed upon her their highest honors: “Officer of the Order of Canada”, the “Governor General’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Classical Music” (Canada’s equivalent to the US Kennedy Centre Awards), as well as three honorary doctorates. She passes on her wide musical experience in master classes and at her annual “International Piano Academy” in Bavaria, where she now resides and and makes frequent appearances as a juror of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions.

2016 marks her 65th birthday which she will celebrate by giving a year-long “Birthday Celebration Tour”, performing several times in the UK, Germany and Poland, but also playing concerts in Japan, Spain, Portugal, Austria and about 30 concerts in Canada.

Programme (Chopin):
Polonaise in E flat minor, Op 26 No 2
Nocturne in B major, Op. 9, No. 3
Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major, Op. 51
Ballade No 2 in F major, Op 38
Waltz in B minor, Op. 69 No. 2
Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42
Fantaisie in F minor Op 49
Scherzo No 4 in E major
Prelude Op. 28 in E flat minor
Prelude Op. 28 in D flat major
3 Mazurkas Op. 50
Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op. 20

Ticket Price:
Regular: $27/ticket
Senior: $22/ticket
Student: $10/ticket
Subscriber: 15% discount (To qualify as a subscriber, tickets for all concerts must be ordered at the same time.)
All seating is GENERAL. Please call 905-528-4020 or email for more

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON

Terry Promane [Hamilton All Star Jazz Bands]


         Terry Promane

Date: Friday, April 7th, 2017
Show Time: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:30pm
Location: OLD FIREHALL - located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster

Ticket Price: $26.00 | Purchase tickets online or in person at Cavallo Nero Restaurant


TERRY PROMANE (trombonist, tuba-player, arranger) is a Toronto low brass specialist, active in jazz and commercial music. He has worked with innumerable international jazz names including Kenny Wheeler, Bill Holman, Maria Schneider, Vince Mendoza, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mel Torme.

For more information visit this link. 


Friday, April 7, 2017 - 19:30
Old Firehall 334 Wilson Street East

Junior Treble Festival 2017 [Hamilton Children's Choir]

The Hamilton Children's Choir presents TOGETHER IS BETTER: JUNIOR TREBLE FESTIVAL 2017

Saturday April 1, 2017

West Highland Church
1605 Garth Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1X8

Tickets available here.

Join us for a celebration of treble voices from choirs throughout Southern Ontario. After spending time learning music together and getting to know each other, these choirs will come together for one special evening at the Junior Treble Festival Concert.

Special Guest Conductor: Francisco Núñez
Artistic Director: Young People’s Chorus of New York City

Bach Children's Choir
Chorus Niagara
Gaudeamus Choir
Guelph Youth Singers
Hamilton Children's Choir 
Mississauga Children's Choir
Oakville Children's Choir
Toronto Children's Chorus
Young Voices Toronto


Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 19:00
West Highland Church 1605 Garth Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1X8

Music For A Cause [Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]


Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm

Dundas Museum & Archives
139 Park Street W, Dundas

Music For a Cause

Dundas Museum and Archives presents Rebels and Reformers, focusing on William Lyon MacKenzie King. HPO Composer-in-Residence, Abigail Richardson-Schulte, presents the stories and music of composers who were either inspired or coerced by military leaders; from Beethoven and Napoleon to ShostakoviMusic For A Cause [Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]ch and Stalin.

Free Admission. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.


Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 19:30
Dundas Museum & Archives 139 Park Street W, Dundas

Gallery Series - Gallery on the Bay [Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]



April 5, 2017
Gallery on the Bay 231 Bay St N
Admission by donation

The HPO String Quartet returns for a FREE concert at Gallery on the Bay. 

The Gallery Series presents stimulating 60-minute concerts, giving you the opportunity to experience the beauty of chamber music in a unique and intimate setting.

Guests are invited to meet the musicians at a reception following the performance.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 19:30
Gallery on the Bay, 231 Bay St North, Hamilton, ON

Cello Extravaganza IV [Hamilton Cello Extravaganza]


Hamilton Cello Extravaganza presents CELLO EXTRAVAGANZA IV

Featuring and hosted by Juno-nominated singer-songwriter, Treasa Levasseur and professional and aspiring cellists from across Southern Ontario

 The performance will conclude with a 40 member cello orchestra.  The program includes music by  Bach, Piazzolla, Bartok, Prokofiev, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Coco Love Alcorn, some singing and improvisation. Performances will include solo, duo, quartet, sextet and collaboration with our host, singer Treasa Levasseur.

This celebration of the cello, one of the world's most beloved musical instruments, connects communities, generations, music-lovers, and most importantly, supports the organizations which benefit from the concerts.   The CELLO EXTRAVAGANZA concerts have raised over $13,000 since 2011 for Blooms for Africa (Stephen Lewis Foundation) and the Ann Vallentyne scholarships at the Royal Conservatory of Music (2011), the Hamilton Suzuki School of Music (2013) and An Instrument for Every Child (2014). 

DATE: Sunday, April 2, 2017

TIME: 3:30pm 

LOCATION: The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton

ADDRESS: 170 Dundurn Street South, ON



Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 15:30
The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn Street South, ON

April Events at the Pearl 2017 [Pearl Company]

An arts and performance facility in the heart of the Landsdale neighbourhood
of downtown Hamilton. The first floor houses the Pearl Gallery. The second floor
is a newly configured performance space for live music and theatre.

16 Steven St. 905-524-0606

Here's what's going on at The Pearl

April 2017

We continue to offer you the reasonably-priced, high-quality entertainment that you expect in The Pearl’s intimate, ambiance-laden, and acoustically unrivalled setting . (“Vibiest room anywhere.” Ruth Moody)  Anyone needing special attention or specific answers, or if you’d rather order from a person (!) please continue to pick up the phone or email:  There are always tickets at the door for shows that are not sold-out.  The door remains cash-only.


April 1: An Evening with Buddy Rich: Jazz Connection Big Band 
April 14: Steel City Rovers
April 15: Tamar Ilana and Ventanas
April 21: Jonathan Bird
April 22: Carlos Del Junco with Jimmy Bowskill
April 28: SPANZAZZ



The Buddy Rich Project: The Jazz Connection Big Band
Saturday, April 1. Doors at 7:30, Jazz at 8:00. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
The renowned Jazz Connection Big Band is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the worlds greatest musicians with a special concert. In addition to performing many of his best loved pieces they will be presenting a retrospective about his life and music through rarely seen video clips, photos, recordings and narrative (including an audience Q&A). Given that Jazz Connection shows are full capacity events, this special show will undoubtedly be SRO. Reservations are very strongly advised! The JCBB is a well-established 17-piece jazz ensemble comprised of professional musicians, performing only the best modern big band charts.

Tamar Ilana & Ventanas
Saturday, April 15. 7.30 doors, 8:00 start. Tickets $20 each.
Ventanas formed in 2011 after the stunning vocalist and dancer, Tamar Ilana returned to Toronto following one of several sojourns to Spain to study flamenco song, cante and dance, baile and teamed up with violinist Mark Marczyk of the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. They began exchanging flamenco, Sephardic and Balkan tunes and in no time had put together a repertoire and formed a stellar trans-Mediterranean ensemble that included flamenco guitarist, Dennis Duffin, Middle Eastern percussionist, Jaash Singh, and Greek oud player Demetrios Petsalakis – an eclectic group of well known musicians on the Toronto music scene.  While Ilana’s remarkable voice and intricate flamenco footwork is the heart of Ventanas, together they weave Sephardic love songs from North Africa and the old Ottoman lands, quirky Bulgarian dance tunes, captivating pieces in Greek and Turkish, original songs and deep flamenco. Ilana dances and alternates with her compelling vocals.  Ventanas’ virtuoso musicians offer oud, violin, lyra, baglama, double bass, derbukka, cajo?n, and hand percussion.

Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy
Friday, April 21, Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. Tickets $20.
Jonathan Byrd, duo Roots/Americana songwriter, is “one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years,” says Rich Warren in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik, Boston Globe, says, “This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine’s gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark’s lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett’s wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey’s knack for the revealing image.”  Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. He started as a rock musician but it was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia that he began to assimilate the sounds of southern traditional music. Byrd writes new songs in the ancient style. The Pearl Company is delighted to welcome him back!

Carlos del Junco with Jimmy Bowskill
Saturday April 22, at 8pm Tickets: $25.
Carlos del Junco is a harmonica virtuoso. Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, del Junco’s taken the 10-hole diatonic harmonica to another realm. He approaches the harmonica like a horn, setting him utterly apart from fellow mouth organists such as Neil Young or Bob Dylan. Del Junco visits The Pearl every April and this time he brings Jimmy Bowskill.  We get a dose of roots, country and pop infused blues from two masters of their craft who have recently released their new CD “BLUES ETC.” together. Bowskill, of course, began performing at a ridiculously young age.  Creating a sound all his own, he first played on stage at the age of eleven (!) at Jeff Healey’s club in Toronto. The next year he recorded his first album, Old Soul. Bowskill’s second album, Soap Bars and Dog Ears, was nominated for a Juno Award when he was fourteen years of age.


The Pearl Company
905 524-0606
16 Steven St. @ King William, Hamilton


Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 20:00
The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton, ON

Annual Choral Concert [The Duet Club of Hamilton]


The Duet Club Chorus will be joined by Hamilton Chilren’s Choir - Esplori and Komenci (winner of the Rhena McIlroy Memorial Choral Scholarship). 
WHERE: Melrose United Church (Homewood & Locke Sts.)
WHEN: Sunday April 23rd, 2:30 pm
TIX: Adults $18. - Sr./Students $15. - 12 & Under Free
INFO: 905-304-8945;

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:00
Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave, Hamilton, ON

BPAC April 2017 Events [Burlington Performing Arts Centre]



Providing the people of Burlington
with a broad range of excellent performance
opportunities that will both inspire and delight.

440 Locust Street, Burlington ON, L7S 1T7

PHONE: 905-681-2551

Event Listing for

April 2017


The Monster Show-Burlington Student Theatre
Apr 04 7:30 PM
The horror moments aren’t very scary in this tongue-in-cheek spoof – another in our run including previous hits Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon and Superheroes Unplugged. Meet all sorts of Monsters - real and imaginary – including werewolves, vampires and giants, who together must fight to save the future of the universe from the zombie apocalypse. Anything can happen! This group of young performers, ages 6-13, will also trace the social significance of the figure of the human monster and how it can relate to fear, discrimination and alienation. Fun for the whole family!

Home Free
Apr 05 8:00 PM
When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned champion of NBC’s The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity.

Just For Laughs Road Show
Apr 07 8:00 PM
A favourite across audiences everywhere, the Just For Laughs Road Show returns to Burlington for yet another evening of side-splitting humour.

Little Yarn Stories
Apr 08 11:00 AM
Welcome to a fantastical world of yarn - a world in which yarn is moving, alive and transforming. In this charming puppet theatre performance, tapestry is woven, fiber is spun and wool skeins are twisted into quirky and fun characters that come alive before your eyes. Ideal for children ages 3-6.

Burlington Teen Tour Band in Concert
Apr 09 2:00 PM  |  Apr 09 7:00 PM
The Burlington Teen Tour Band is Canada’s largest and oldest youth band with approximately 170 members between the ages of 13 and 21. They are an internationally renowned military style precision marching band and perform proudly as “Canada’s Musical Ambassadors”.

Shaolin Warriors
Apr 10 7:30 PM
The ultimate Kung Fu experience! China’s Shaolin Warriors, known for their disciplined and deadly martial-arts prowess, showcase their remarkable skills, time-honored rituals and the spectacular imagery of Kung Fu as they perform incredible feats.

Morgan James
Apr 13 8:00 PM
New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice, theatrical swing, and soulful poise.

Creative Acts - Centre Stage Theatre
Apr 19 7:00 PM
Centre Stage Theatre Productions and Centre Stage Theatre School join forces in a showcase of musical theatre, drama, comedy, and pop music. Incorporating excerpts from The Little Mermaid, Seussical, Annie, the Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Once on this Island, Ariadne's Thead, Grounded, and more, CREATIVE ACTS is a family event featuring theatre and music for all ages.

Johannes Linstead
Apr 26 8:00 PM
Johannes Linstead and his group will set the stage on fire as they let loose a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion and Spanish guitar magic! From being named Guitarist of the Year, to winning seven Best Album awards, to six top-ten Billboard charting albums, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental and World Music genres.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 19:30
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 11:00
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 14:00
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 19:00
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 19:30
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 19:00
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 20:00
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON