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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.

MIKADOdispposter64x47_BACKGROUND.pdf 1 2019-11-19 10:16 AM Rogers, and others. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-485-1988. $25; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: MCS Chorus Mississauga. Mozart’s Legacy. Mozart: Solemn Vespers; Michael Haydn: Requiem. MCS Chorus; MCS Chamber Orchestra. First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga. 905-290- 7104. $25; (7-18). ●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Sprezzatura!: Music of the Forgotten Galant. Works by Galuppi, Scarlatti, Leo, Handel and others. Rezonance Baroque Ensemble; Musicians on the Edge; Emily Klassen, soprano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. metunited.ca/music. ; (st). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. See Feb 29. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Puccini’s Turandot. Naomi Eberhard, soprano (Turandot); Corey Arnold, tenor (Calaf); Amanda Daigle, soprano (Liu); Kyle McDonald, bass-baritone (Timur); Lawrence Shirkie, baritone B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Ancaster, Barrie, Brantford, Cambridge, Campbellford, Cobourg, Dundas, Elora, Guelph, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Orangeville, Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines, Waterloo, Welland. Saturday February 1 ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera at Western: The Mikado. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. /(adv). Also Jan 31(7:30pm), 7(7:30pm), 8, 9. ●●2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra. Land and Wind. Jane Maness, tuba. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. ; (child). Free preconcert activities from 1:15pm. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Growing Up Ella. Capathia Jenkins, vocalist; A. Concerts in the GTA Gilbert & Sullivan’s January 31 – February 9 Opera Spring Gala Favourite Scenes March 13 & 14 (Ping) and others. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Palm Sunday to Easter. Tallis: Lamentations; works by Weelkes, Lotti and others. Peter Mahon, conductor. St. Patrick’s Church, 131 McCaul St. 416-286-9798. ; $25(sr); (st with ID). tallischoir.com. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. TD Jazz Concerts Series: Branford Marsalis Quartet. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Crossing the Channel. Works by Dunstaple, Du Fay, Frye and others. Scott Metcalfe, guest artistic director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 964-6337. -. Also Mar 6. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. H.M.S. Pinafore. Gilbert & Sullivan. Holly Chaplin, soprano; Rosalind McArthur, mezzo; Ryan Downey, Bradley Christensen, Gregory Finney, baritones; Derek Bate, conductor; Guillero Silva-Marin, stage director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. -. Also Mar 4, 6, 8(3pm). Edwin Outwater, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Jan 31. Sunday February 2 ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The Magic of Music. Works by Mozart, Kreisler, Bartók, Janáček, Prokofiev and Sarasate. Blake Pouliot, violin; Hsein-i Huang, piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613- 533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Simply Irresistible. Kevin Lau: Dark Angels; Barber: Violin Concerto; Sibelius: Symphony Western University London music.uwo.ca/events No.5. Jinjoo Cho, violin; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (arts worker); (st/child); (eyeGO). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Andromeda Trio. Mozart: Trio in E K542; Dvořák: Trio in f Op.65 “Silent Woods”. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. ; (st). Tuesday February 4 ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. All We Are Saying. Crumb: Black Angels; and works by Frederic Rzewski, John Prine, Bob Dylan and Shostakovich. Art of Time Ensemble; Ralston String Quartet. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). Wednesday February 5 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Soprano Ellen McAteer & Pianist Geoffrey Conquer. Works by Mozart, Debussy and Britten. Hiway Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●6:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western Performs! Concert Series. Weldon Library Atrium, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Association of Musical Creators (WLU Faculty of Music). Works by Verdonk, Harton and Kyriakides. Morgan Lovell, cello; Max Lindsay, vibraphone/percussion; Andrew Rinehart, harp. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. ; (st). Thursday February 6 ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. Paul Langille & Paul Sims: Blue Valentines 3. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-319-5847. $25/(adv). Friday February 7 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Leslie Kinton, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera at Western: The Mikado. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. /(adv). Also Jan 31, Feb 1(2pm), 7, 8(2pm), 9(2pm). ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515- 0722 or FirstOntarioPAC.ca. ; (st-univ/ college); (st-high school). Saturday February 8 ●●10:00am: Chorus Niagara. Singathon 2020. Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir; Krista Rhodes, Lynne Honsberger, piano. Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St., Welland. 905-934- 5575. Free. Donations accepted. Event continues until 3pm. ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Sun and Moon, Way High Up. Kait Taylor, storyteller. Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). Also Jan 25(Woolwich Memorial Centre, Elmira), Feb 22(Conrad Centre, Kitchener). ●●11:00am: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Selkies to She-Wolves: Storytelling Without Borders. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Kyoko Ogoda and Selina Chiarelli. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Rehearsal Hall, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/ tickets. ; (faculty/staff); (st). Postconcert workshop: Storytelling and Throat Music. ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera at Western: The Mikado. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. /(adv). Also Jan 31(7:30pm), Feb 1, 7(7:30pm), 8, 9. ●●2:00: Elora Singers. Soup & Song: Early Bach Cantatas. St. John’s Anglican Church (Elora), 36 Henderson St., Elora. 519-846- 0331 or elorasingers.ca. ; (st with id); (child 12 and under). ●●7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Choral Concert: Lineage. Les Choristes and Chorale. First-St. Andrew’s United Church (London), 350 Queens Ave., London. 519-661-3767. (adv). ●●7:30: Northumberland Orchestra & Choir. Quartetto Gelato. Trinity United Church (Cobourg), 284 Division St., Cobourg. tickets.cobourg.ca/theatremanager/1/tmevent/ tmevent1141.html. .26. Sunday February 9 ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera at Western: The Mikado. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. /(adv). Also Jan 31(7:30pm), Feb 1, 7(7:30pm), 8. ●●2:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Africville Stories with Joe Sealy & Jackie Richardson. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722 or FirstOntarioPAC.ca. ; (Hot Ticket members); $25(st-univ/college); (st-high school). ●●2:30: Georgian Music. Rolston String Quartet. Works by Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. . ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony. Beethoven & Stravinsky. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Beethoven: Symphony No.6. Evan Mitchell, conductor. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613- 546-9729 or 613-530-2050. -. ●●3:00: Dundas Valley Orchestra. Symphonic Traditions. Willan: Overture to an Unwritten Comedy; Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia; Handel: Organ Concerto Op.4 No.5; Gigout: Grand Choeur Dialogué; Schubert: Symphony No.6 D589 in C “Little”. Fredric Devries, organ. St. Paul’s United Church (Dundas), 29 Park St. W., Dundas. 905-387- 4773. Free. ●●3:30: Huronia Symphony Orchestra. Family Concert: Beethoven Lives Upstairs. Nichol: Beethoven Lives Upstairs; Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia; Shore: The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Rings; Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture. HSO Youth Program participants; Lucas Candelino, violin; Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-721-4752. $25; (st); (child). ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. New 52 | February 2020 thewholenote.com

Cumberland. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-319-5847. $25/(adv). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Canadian Guitar Quartet. Brahms: Hungarian Dances No.1 & 5; Saint- Saëns: Danse macabre; Ravel: Assez vif/ très rythmé from Quartet in F; Poulenc: Allegro vivace from Sextet for piano and strings FP100; Côté-Giguère: Empty Houses; and other works. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. ; $25(st). Tuesday February 11 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Wind Ensemble. Works by Grainger, Jenkins, Nelson and Danyew. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. Wednesday February 12 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Symphonic Band. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Sunny Ritter, piano. Works by Bach, Mozart and Schubert. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. ●●6:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Choral Concert: Earth, Sea and Sky. St. Cecilia Singers; Western University Singers. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Piano Recital. Chopin: Four Ballades, Nocturne Op.48 No.1; Bach/Busoni: Chaconne; Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarc, Vallee d’Obermann. Shoshana Telner, piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 569-1809. ; (st). Thursday February 13 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Jazz Ensemble. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Symphony Orchestra. Works by Debussy, Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov. Kirit Mascarenhas, violin. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. /(adv). ●●7:30: Westben. In Concert. Lindy Vopnfjörð, singer/songwriter. Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford. 705-653- 5508 or 1-877-883-5777. $25. Friday February 14 ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Valentine’s Day with Miss Emily. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533- 2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. - ; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●8:00: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. Kurt Elling. Works by Kurt Elling. Kurt Elling, vocals; Stu Mindeman, piano; Clark Sommers, bass; Ulysses Owens Jr., drums; Troy Roberts, sax. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Partridge Hall, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 289-868-9177 or music@bravoniagara. org. $25-. PRESENTS Bravo Niagara! TD Jazz Series Kurt Elling February 14, 8pm FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre St. Catharines bravoniagara.org | 289-868-9177 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Stabat Mater. Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C; Rossini: BNFA_20 wholenote elling listing.indd 12020-01-23 2:03 PM Stabat Mater. Aviva Fortunata, soprano; Paula Murrihy, mezzo; Andrew Haji, tenor; Stephen Hegedus, baritone; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Feb 15. Saturday February 15 ●●2:00: Vera Causa Opera. Rapunzel & The Dino Opera by Dylan Langan. Parkwood Gardens Church, 501 Whitelaw Rd., Guelph. 519- 277-9277. ; free(st/child). Also Feb 15(7pm, Cambridge), 16(2pm, Waterloo). ●●7:00: Vera Causa Opera. Rapunzel & The Dino Opera by Dylan Langan. Cambridge Centre for the Arts, 60 Dickson St., Cambridge. 519-277-9277. ; free(st/child). Also Feb 15(2pm, Guelph), 16(2pm, Waterloo). ●●7:00: Westben. Chocolate Voices Experience. Come taste the music with us! Join the multiple award-winning chocolatier Angela Roest, chocolatier; Chris Cameron, opera singer/author; Brian Finley, piano. Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford. 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777. . ●●7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Scheherazade. Rossini: Overture to Semiramide; Tomasi: Trombone Concerto; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. David Pell, trombone; Gemma New, conductor. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905-526-7756 or hpo.org. -. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Tribute to Miles Davis: Kind of Blue. Ron Di Lauro Sextet. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. -; -(faculty/ staff); -(st). ●●7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Music of the Knights. Works by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John. Spot On! Entertainment; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (arts worker); (st/child); (eyeGO). Also Feb 16(2:30pm). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Stabat Mater. Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C; Rossini: Stabat Mater. Aviva Fortunata, soprano; Paula Murrihy, mezzo; Andrew Haji, tenor; Stephen Hegedus, baritone; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Feb 14. Sunday February 16 ●●2:00: Vera Causa Opera. The Dino Opera and Rapunzel. First United Church Waterloo, 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-277-9277. ; free(st/child). Also Feb 15(2pm, Guelph), 15(7pm, Cambridge). ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Sounds and Perfumes. Works by Chopin, Fauré, Poulenc, Tailleferre, Debussy and Ravel. Janina Fialkowska, piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Music of the Knights. Works by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John. Spot On! Entertainment; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (arts worker); (st/child); (eyeGO). Also Feb 15(7:30pm). ●●3:00: Burlington Symphony Orchestra. Love at the Opera. Works by Verdi, Bizet, Puccini and others. Jessica Lane, soprano; Romulo Delgado, tenor; Peter Bass, baritone; Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Burlington Centre for the Performing Arts, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. -. ●●4:30: Music at St. Thomas’. A Trombone & Organ Concert. Jean-Mathieu Royer, trombone; Francine Nguyen-Savaria, Matthieu Latreille, organ. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Belleville), 201 Church St., Belleville. 613-962-3636. By donation. ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. James Gordon. Special guest: Tragedy Ann. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-319-5847. $25/(adv). Wednesday February 19 ●●12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrew’s. Organ Recital. Mark Himmelman, organ. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Chamber Music Concert. Haydn: Trio in C HXV:27; Shostakovich: Trio No.1; Tarrodi: Moorlands; Mendelssohn: Trio No.2 in c. Amatis Trio. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. ; (st). Friday February 21 ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722 or FirstOntarioPAC.ca. ; (Hot Ticket members); $25(st-univ/college); (st-high school). Saturday February 22 ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Sun and Moon, Way High Up. Kait Taylor, storyteller. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). Also Jan 25(Woolwich Memorial Centre, Elmira), Feb 8(Waterloo Region Museum, Kitchener). ●●7:30: Avanti Chamber Singers. Look LOOK NORTH FEBRUARY 22, 2020 ST. 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Volume 25 Issue 3 - November 2019
Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019
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