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Volume 25 Issue 3 - November 2019

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On the slim chance you might not have already heard the news, Estonian Canadian composing giant Udo Kasemets was born the same year that Leo Thermin invented the theremin --1919. Which means this is the centenary year for both of them, and both are being celebrated in style, as Andrew Timar and MJ Buell respectively explain. And that's just a taste of a bustling November, with enough coverage of music of both the delectably substantial and delightfully silly on hand to satisfy one and all.

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2503_NovCover.indd 1 2019-10-24 11:53 AM ON OUR COVER Volume 25 No 3 | November 2019 Romances for voice and guitar 25th SEASON! Vol 25 No 3 NOVEMBER 2019 CONCERT LISTINGS FEATURES | REVIEWS PHOTO: DAHLIA KATZ FEATURES CONFLUENCES Collaboration vs. appropriation An exploratory evening with mezzo Marion Newman LEGACIES Grounded in displacement Composer Udo Kasemets A centenary celebration REAR VIEW MIRROR Controversially uncontroversial The Met’s Porgy and Bess Marion Newman in Tapestry Opera’s Shanawdithit 7 OPENER | Just the Spot | DAVID PERLMAN 8 CONFLUENCES | An I took this photograph during the dress rehearsal of Shanawdithit, produced by Tapestry Opera, at the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, in May 2019. Between the bold courage of the character and the elegant poise of the performer, this peak moment was clearly deserving the ‘hero shot’ treatment. Marion looked up at the light and I looked up at her. No-brainer. — Dahlia Katz 12 LEGACIES | Grounded in Displacement – Udo Kasemets | ANDREW TIMAR Exploratory Evening MAGALI SIMARD-GALDÈS 16 CANADIAN • ANTONIO MUSIC FIGUEROA | with Marion Newman | DAVID A Musical JACQUES Sea Change – DAVID PERLMAN Alexina Louie and Rachel Mercer | DAVID JAEGER 20 OFF BEAT | Something About the Theremin | MJ BUELL 73 WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDEN | MJ BUELL 94 REARVIEW MIRROR | Controversial Uncontroversial – Porgy and Bess at the Met | ROBERT HARRIS Romances pour voix et guitare Arrangements Hector Berlioz MAGALI SIMARD-GALDÈS soprano • ANTONIO FIGUEROA ténor DAVID JACQUES guitare (1829) par J.-J. Coffe ACD2 2800 MAGALI SIMARD-GALDÈS soprano ANTONIO FIGUEROA tenor DAVID JACQUES guitare The first complete recording of Berlioz’s arrangements of romances for voice and guitar. 150 years SINCE THE DEATH OF HECTOR BERLIOZ! TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 8, 2019! 20

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