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Volume 25 Issue 5 - February 2020

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Visions of 2020! Sampling from back to front for a change: in Rearview Mirror, Robert Harris on the Beethoven he loves (and loves to hate!); Errol Gay, a most musical life remembered; Luna Pearl Woolf in focus in recordings editor David Olds' "Editor's Corner" and in Jenny Parr's preview of "Jacqueline"; Speranza Scappucci explains how not to reinvent Rossini; The Indigo Project, where "each piece of cloth tells a story"; and, leading it all off, Jully Black makes a giant leap in "Caroline, or Change." And as always, much more. Now online in flip-through format here and on stands starting Thurs Jan 30.

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●●3:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Romantics and New Romantics. Works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Lauridsen and Ešenvalds. John William Trotter, guest conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408- 0208. Free. Seating first come, first served. Thanks to Dr. Suzuki Concert Celebrating the Life and Teachings of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki Saturday Feb. 22, 7pm ●●7:00: Thanks to Dr. Suzuki Concert Performances. Thanks to Dr. Suzuki Concert. A collaborative evening of chamber music and Suzuki-like instrument repertoire. Advanced violin, viola, cello, piano, flute and guitar students from Toronto area Suzuki Schools. Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 647-637-1530 or gretchen@abberger.com. (family); ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Skyfall in Concert. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. meridianhall.com/ calendar-event-details/?id=631. -. Also Feb 21. ●●7:30: Echo Chamber Toronto. Zingara. Corigliano: The Red Violin Caprices; Kodály, Serenade; Enescu: Octet. Aaron Schwebel, violin; Sheila Jaffe, violin; Naoya A. Concerts in the GTA Ebe, dancer; Hanna Kiel and Brandan Saye, choreographers. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity St. 647-892-8251. - . Also Feb 23. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. David Newland: Northwest Passage in Story and Song. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. 416-729- 7564. /$25(adv). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum/Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Canada. Baaba Maal: Duniya Salaam. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. -; - (sr/st). Also Feb 21(8:30pm). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Take This Waltz. J. Strauss II: Emperor Waltz; Shostakovich: Waltz from Jazz Suite No.1; Liszt: Mephisto Waltz; Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby; Ravel: La valse; and other works. Sarah Slean, singer; Erika Raum, guitar; Rob Piltch, guitar; Juan Gabriel Olivares, clarinet; Andrew Burashko, piano; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973- 4000 or artoftimeensemble.com. $25-. Also Feb 20 & 21. ●●8:00: Confluence Concerts. Bullet Train/ Witch on Thin Ice. Madeleine Thien: Bullet Train (dramatic reading); Alice Ping Ye Ho: Witch on Thin Ice. Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, actor; Gregory Oh, piano; Beverley Johnston, percussion. Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 647-678-4923. ; $25(sr); (30 and under). Pre-concert talk(7:15pm). Also Feb 21. ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. In Concert. Judicaël Perroy, guitar. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-964-8298 or guitarsocietyoftoronto.com. ; (sr); (st); (adv); (sr adv); $25(st adv). ●●8:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. Ensemble Encore. Vox Femina; Double Treble. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. orianachoir.com. $25; (sr/under 35); (st). Also Feb 23(3pm, Midland). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Los Lobos. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Musical Bridges: Komitas@150. Komitas: Two Songs; Sharafyan: Concerto Serenata; Incirci: Three Songs; Mirzoyan: Elegy; Skalkottas: Five Greek Dances; and other works. Nune Melik, violin; Beste Kalender, mezzo; Nurham Arman, conductor. Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St., North York. 705-726-1181. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Majestic Bruckner. Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Bruckner: Symphony No.7. Donald Runnicles, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. . Also Feb 20. Feb 20 only: 6:45pm pre-concert performance by TSO Chamber Soloists. Sunday February 23 ●●1:00: Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival. Two venues, five stages. More than 100 blues, rock, jazz, country, folk, and roots artists including Lynn Miles, Jack de Keyzer, Swamperella, Wendell Ferguson, Tony Quarrington,and many more. The Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave; The Annex Hotel, 296 Brunswick Avenue. Festival wristbands $25. winterfolk.com. From 1pm to 10pm; also Feb 21 (7pm to 1am) and Feb 22 (1pm to 1am). ●●2:00: Missisauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Jazz at the Legion. Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St. N., Port Credit. 905-270-4757. PWYC. ●●3:00: Intrada Brass of Oakville. Ladies and Gentlemen: “A Night of Stage and Screen”. St. Paul’s United Church (Oakville), 454 Rebecca St., Oakville. 905-827-0561. ; (sr/st); free(under 10). ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Telling a Tale, with Tom Allen. Sibelius: En Saga; Raum: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Dvořák: Noonday Witch; Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet (Suites 1, 2 and 3). Tom Allen, narrator. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St. 416- 467-7142. $25-; (sr); (OTOpus); (under 13). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Chamber Music Concerts Series: Takács Quartet. Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: String Quartet in E-flat; Bartók: String Quartet No. 4 in C Sz91 BB95; Beethoven: String Quartet No.9 in C Op.59 No.3. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. weston silver band ALL THAT JAZZ S P E C I A L G U E S T KEVIN TURCOTTE sun. FEB.23 - 3 pm 1-866-908-9090 ticketpro.ca ●●3:00: Weston Silver Band. All That Jazz. Guest: Kevin Turcotte, trumpet. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 1-866-908-9090 or ticketpro.ca. $25; (sr); (st). ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Kirk MacDonald Trio. 31 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. PWYC. ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. TCC at the Movies: To Boldly Go…. More than 300 choristers (ages 6-16) will present a fun-filled afternoon of movie melodies and children’s classics. Music from Toy Story, Mary Poppins and Charlie Brown. Guest: Ramona Gilmore- Darling. Venue A, 100 Princess Ave., North York. 416-932-8666 or torontochildrenschorus.com/performances. ; (under 30); (12 and under). ●●4:00: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Midwinter Suites. Rossini: Overture to Barber of Seville; Van der Roost: Rikudim; Mourant: Pied Piper; Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite. Michele Jacot, conductor. Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 647-292-4204. $25; (sr/st). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Allison Au Quartet. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Dixieland Concert. Miro Letko and His Group. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481-7294 or nocturnesinthecity.com. $25; (st). ●●7:00: Toronto Mass Choir. Powerup Workshop: Finale Concert. Global Kingdom Ministries, 1250 Markham Rd., Scarborough. info@tmc.ca. ; (st). ●●7:30: Echo Chamber Toronto. Zingara. Corigliano: The Red Violin Caprices; Kodály, Serenade; Enescu: Octet. Aaron Schwebel, violin; Sheila Jaffe, violin; Naoya Ebe, dancer; Hanna Kiel and Brandan Saye, choreographers. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity St. 647-892-8251. -. Also Feb 22. Monday February 24 ●●7:30: Soundstreams. Encounters: Making It All Up? Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. 416-504-1282. PWYC. ●●8:00: Pocket Concerts. Bach at Bellwoods - Part 2. Bach: Cello Suite No.6. Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello. Bellwoods Coffee TCC at the Movies: To Boldly Go... North York Sun. Feb. 23 | 4 PM torontochildrenschorus.com 48 | February 2020 thewholenote.com

and Gelato, 1006 Dundas St. W. 647-896- 8295. ; (youth/child). Tuesday February 25 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: The Truth About Love. Works by Schubert, Britten and others. Alexandra Smither, soprano; Rachel Kerr, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital featuring students from the UofT Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Presents: Amahl Arulanandam & Sara Constant. Amahl Arulanandam, cello; Sara Constant, flute. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. /(adv); (st); /(adv-members/arts workers). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Piano Recital. Murray Perahia, piano. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. SOLD OUT. Wednesday February 26 ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Anthems and Icons. Queer Songbook Orchestra. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Jazz Ensembles. Upper Jazz Studio, 90 Wellesley St. W. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. Set 2 starts at 8pm. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Celebrating Our Diversity. Voice Studies students; Korin Thomas-Smith, curator. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-378- 3750. Free and open to the public. Electric & Eclectic prepared piano and string orchestra. Marie Bérard, violin; Stephen Sitarski, violin; Stephen Clarke, harpsichord/prepared piano; James O’Callaghan, electronics; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . 7:15pm: pre-concert chat. Thursday February 27 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz at Midday: Featuring Jazz Artist-in-Residence Dave Douglas. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO FEBRUARY 27, 2020 | 1.30 PM DIOTIMA QUARTET 416-923-7052 wmct.on.ca ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Diotima Quartet. Berg: String Quartet Op.3; Misato Mochizuki: Brains; Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 in a Op.132. Diotima Quartet (Yun-Peng Zhao, violin; Constance Ronzatti, violin; Franck Chevalier, viola; Pierre Morlet, cello). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052 or wmct.on.ca. . ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Schumann Quartett. Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Op.1 No.1 “Hunt”; Shostakovich: Quartet No.9 in E-flat Op.117; Smetana: Quartet No.1 in e “From My Life”. Erik Schumann and Mark Schumann, violins; Ken Schumann, cello; Liisa Randalu, viola. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50- ; (st). THE INDIGO PROJECT Feb 27–Mar 1, 2020 Jeanne Lamon Hall tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. The Indigo Project. Created by Alison Mackay. Suba Sankaran, vocals, percussion; Trichy Sankaran, mridangam, kanjira and solkattu; Elisa Citterio, director; Cynthia Smithers, narrator & vocalist; Choirs from Earl Haig & Unionville Secondary Schools; Members of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, choral director; Suba Sankaran, choral director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Discounts for sr/under 36/under19. Also Feb 28, 29, Mar 1(mat), 3. ●●8:00: TO Live. Drum Tao 2020. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-985-2787. -. ●●8:30: Greg Runions/Hugh’s Room. Greg Runions Septet/Big Band. Greg Runions, vibraphone; John MacLeod, Jason Logue, trumpet; Tara Davidson, Andrew Rathbun, saxophone and others. Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-533-5483. ; (st). Celebrating release of CD “Suite Vincent”. Angel Wang, violin; Claudio Vena, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -8. ●●7:30: Music Gallery/Freesound Series. Freesound 02. Works by Pauline Oliveros, Laurence Crane, Maya Verlaak and Paolo Griffin. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080 or musicgallery.org. /(adv); (sr/st/members/arts workers). Venue not wheelchair accessible. ●●7:30: Opera York. The Merry Widow. Music by Franz Lehár. Sara Papini, soprano (Hanna Glawari); Douglas Tranquada, baritone (Count Danilo Danilovitsch); Geoffrey Butler, music director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. From ; $25(st). Also Mar 1(mat). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Early Music Concerts: The Rachmaninoff Vespers -- Slavic Chants. Clarion Choir; Steven Fox, conductor. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Rosiers. Béatrix Méthé; Colin Savoie-Levac; Sarah Marchand; Éléonore Pitre; Marie Savoie-Levac. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (members). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. The Indigo Project. See Feb 27. Also Feb 29, Mar 1(3:30pm), 3 (George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Ton Beau String Quartet. Dark Energy. Dvořák: Cypresses (selections); Kelly- Marie Murphy: Dark Energy; Haydn: Quartet Op.76 No.3 “Emperor”. Jeremy Potts, violin; Bijan Sepanji, violin; Alex McLeod, viola; Sarah Steeves, cello. Agricola Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. 647-525-3161. ; (st/arts worker). Also Feb 29 (St. Olave’s Anglican Church). Saturday February 29 ●●4:00: Climax Jazz Appreciation Society. Climax Jazz Band. Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Dr. 416-467-1868. Free. Reservations strongly recommended. ●●7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Jazz With Passion. Will Todd: Passion Music (an Easter oratorio); and other works. Melissa Davis, vocals; John Sherwood, piano. Grace Churchon-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-530-4428. -. Friday February 28 Wednesday February 26 2020 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Electric & Eclectic. John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony, for orchestra; James O’Callaghan: Not nonother, an interface between orchestra transformed electronically and surround sound electroacoustics; Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No.1 for two solo violins, harpsichord, February 27 at 8 pm SCHUMANN QUARTETT ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Beethoven: Archduke Trio. Bedford Trio. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Special Presentation: Friday at Five. Amatis Piano Trio. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-378-3750. Free and open to the public. ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: Creative Voices. Coffee-house-style folk music concert. Featuring Tragedy Ann, Abigail Lapell and Jamie Reilly. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Canadian Chinese Society for the Arts. A Winter Waltz Concert. Works by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Johann Strauss II. JAZZ WITH PASSION with guest John Sherwood Jazz, gospel and a Canadian choral premiere Sat. Feb 29, 7:30pm thewholenote.com February 2020 | 49

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