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Volume 25 Issue 6 - March 2020

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FEATURED: Music & Health writer Vivien Fellegi explores music, blindness & the plasticity of perception; David Jaeger digs into Gustavo Gimeno's plans for new music in his upcoming first season as music director at TSO; pianist James Rhodes, here for an early March recital, speaks his mind in a Q&A with Paul Ennis; and Lydia Perovic talks music and more with rising Turkish-Canadian mezzo Beste Kalender. Also, among our columns, Peggy Baker Dance Projects headlines Wende Bartley's In with the New; Steve Wallace's Jazz Notes rushes in definitionally where many fear to tread; ... and more.

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416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Onstage Uxbridge. The Mikado. See Mar 26. Also Apr 4(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra. Nielsen: Maskarade (Overture); Schumann: Symphony No.1 Op.38 in B-flat (Spring); Grøndahl: Concerto for Trombone; Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (Suite). Kyle Orlando, trombone; Uri Meyer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Preperformance lecture ‘Symphony Talk’. U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●7:30: Upper Canada Brass. Brass-ing Off! Sutton: The Paragon; Ballantine: Don’t Doubt Him Now; Gayfer: Canadian Landscape. Tom Hutchinson, cornet. St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 705- 702-5766 or bit.ly/2srsfbu. /$25(online). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Y2: Duo Yannick Rieu & Yves Léveillé. Yannick Rieu, soprano saxophone; Yves Léveillé, piano. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922- 2014 x37. ; (members). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. S’Wonderful. George & Ira Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me; Lorelei; He Loves, She Loves; instrumental works by George Gershwin; and music from Porgy and Bess. Jackie Richardson, John Southworth, Sarah Slean, Billy Newton-Davis, Gregory Hoskins, singers; Andrew Burashko, piano; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 or artoftimeensemble. com. $25-. Also Apr 2, 4. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Buddy Guy. Guest: Tom Hambridge. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-9.50. A. Concerts in the GTA CELLISSIMO! Stéphane Tétreault, cellist Schumann April 3 8 pm sinfoniatoronto.com Tétreault, cello; Nurham Arman, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 705-726- 1181. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: TO Live. Hiromi. Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. .50-. ●●9:00: Small World Music Society/TD Toronto Jazz Festival/Jazzcast. Aditya Prakesh Ensemble. Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. 416-536-5439. . Saturday April 4 ●●2:00: Onstage Uxbridge. The Mikado. See Mar 26. Also Apr 4(7:30pm). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. African drumming and dancing, steel pan, and Brazilian music ensembles. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●4:00: Edison Singers. Ancient & Modern Reflections. Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Byrd: Mass for Four Voices; Howells: Requiem. Noel Edison, conductor. St. John’s Latvian Lutheran Church (Toronto), 200 Balmoral Ave. 226-384-3100. ; (st); (child). Also Mar 28(Niagara-on-the-Lake), 29(Guelph). ●●7:00: Music at St. Andrew’s. Handel’s Messiah. Suzie Leblanc, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Russell Braun, baritone; Nota Bene Baroque Players & Singers; Howard Dyck, conductor. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231 or standrewstoronto.org. . ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Offering. Cherubini: Requiem Mass in c; Brahms, Nänie, Op.82; and works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Mascagani and Chatman. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-7792258. . ●●7:30: Onstage Uxbridge. The Mikado. See Mar 26. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. S’Wonderful. George & Ira Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me; Lorelei; He Loves, She Loves; instrumental works by George Gershwin; and music from Porgy and Bess. Jackie Richardson, John Southworth, Sarah Slean, Billy Newton-Davis, Gregory Hoskins, singers; Andrew Burashko, piano; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 or artoftimeensemble. com. $25-. Also Apr 2, 3. Pieces for Bob 2: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3, Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor”; Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande. Apr 4 & 5: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3, Piano Concerto No.3 & 5 “Emperor”. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (Apr 1 & 2: Overture only); Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. From . Also Apr 1, 2, 5(3pm, Meridian Arts Centre). Sunday April 5 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interludes Series. Works by Debussy and Chopin. Dang Thai Son, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. Free(ticket required). Tickets available a week prior to concert date. ●●2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Adriana Lecouvreur. Music by Francesco Cilea, libretto by Arturo Colautti. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles. Sally Dibblee, soprano; Rómulo Delgado, tenor; Geneviève Lévesque, mezzo; Opera in Concert Chorus; Narmina Afandiyeva, music director & pianist; Robert Cooper, chorus director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. ●●3:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Conference of Independent Schools Music Festival. An opportunity for students and music educators to collaborate in a non-competitive atmosphere. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Recital. Gerald Loo, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-859- 7464. Free. Pamela Frank with Emanuel Ax FrIdAy, AprIL 3, 8pm prELudE rECITAL 7pm KOErNEr HALL Beethoven & mozart violin sonatas TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. String Concerts Series: Pamela Frank with Emanuel Ax. Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.5 in F Op.24; Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in d Op.108. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Prelude recital at 7pm. ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Cellissimo! Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra; Schumann: Cello Concerto; Grigoryan: Spring!; Prokofiev: Sinfonia “Kabardinian”. Stéphane Cherubini, Requiem Mass in C Minor Brahms, Nänie and works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Mascagni and Chatman Sat., April 4 • 7:30 pm Humber Valley United Church etobicokecentennialchoir.ca SAT.APR.4 TRINITY-ST.PAUL’S CENTRE www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Pieces for Bob. Celebrating Aitken@80. Daniel Foley: Epigrams for Robert Aitken; George Crumb: Idyll for the Misbegotten (Images III); John Cage: Ryoanji; Elliot Carter: Scrivo in vento; Diego Luzuriaga: Tierra... tierra; and other works. NMC Ensemble; Robert Aitken; and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 961-9594. ; $25(sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm: pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: The Rose Theatre Brampton. LAL / New Chance / R. Flex. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800. $25. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Emperor. Apr 1 & ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Air, Strings & Keys. Works for theremin, violin and piano by Villa-Lobos, Saint-Saëns, Sibelius, Borodin, Jørgensen, and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877 or syrinxconcerts.ca. ; (st). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Emperor. Apr 1 & 2: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3, Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor”; Schoenberg: 60 | March 2020 thewholenote.com

Pelleas und Melisande. Apr 4 & 5: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3, Piano Concerto No.3 & 5 “Emperor”. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (Apr 1 & 2: Overture only); Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor. Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-872-4255. From . Also Apr 1(8pm Roy Thomson Hall), 2(8pm, Roy Thomson Hall), 4(8pm, Roy Thomson Hall). ●●4:00: Cantorei sine Nomine. Miserere. Lotti: Miserere Mei, Crucifixus, Missa de profundis. Stuart Beaudoin, conductor. Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1710 Scugog St., Port Perry. 705-357-3299. Freewill donation ( suggested). Also Apr 10(St. Paul’s Anglican, Uxbridge). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Mark Eisenman (piano), Chase Sanborn (trumpet). 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. PASSIONTIDE DEVOTION SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH 4:30 PM IONA LITURGY HOLY TUESDAY, APRIL 7TH 7:00 PM Yorkminster Park Baptist Church ●●4:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Passiontide Devotion. Music for Passiontide and Holy Week. Works by Willan, Vierne, Purcell and Allegri. Choir of Yorkminister Park Baptist Church; William Maddox, organist and director; Christel Wiens, associate musician. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Freewill offering. Monday April 6 ●●8:00: Confluence Concerts/St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Baroque Music by Candelight. A time for quiet reflection at the beginning of Holy Week. Vocal and instrumental music by Handel, Telemann and Bach. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 647-678-4923. Freewill offering. Tuesday April 7 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Music of Syria, Algeria, and the Balkans. Fethi Madjem, multi-instrumentalist. 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: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Iona Liturgy. Musicians of Iona Passage. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Freewill offering. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Ajax, Barrie, Belleville, Campbellford, Cobourg, Dundas, Gravenhurst. Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Oshawa, Pickering, Port Perry, St. Catharines, Stratford, Waterloo. Sunday March 1 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Dance Studies in Motion. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. An Ocean Called Owen. Kevin Lau: Postcards from a Blue Planet (selections); Good: An Ocean Called Owen. NSO Arts & Minds Wind Trio; Dwight Schenk, author, artist, songwriter; Scott Good, composer, arranger, narrator; 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). ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Faculty Artist Series: Dan School Faculty Concert 3 - The Greg Runions Jazz Septet - Something Old, Something New. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. -. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Penderecki String Quartet. Beethoven: Quartets Op.18, No.4, 5, 6. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 569-1809. ; $25(st). Wednesday March 4 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Bedford Piano Trio. Hiway Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman. 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). Thursday March 5 ●●8:00: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. KasheDance: Facing Home - Love & Redemption. 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). Also Mar 6. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Dave Young Trio. Music of Scandinavia and Brazil. Kevin Turcotte, trumpet; Bernie Senensky, piano; Dave Young, bass. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. ; (st). ●●8:00: TD Sunfest World Music & Jazz Series. Dervish. Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St. E., London. sunfest.on.ca. /(adv). Friday March 6 ●●12:00 noon: Westben. Tick Talk: Hearing Beethoven. A conversation exploring the history and hearing of Beethoven with Chris Cameron, Barb Hobart, and Brian Finley. Clock Tower Concert Hall, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford. 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883- 5777. PWYC (suggested min. ). ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Erika Raum, violin; Thomas Wiebe, cello. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Virtuoso Jazz. Branford Marsalis Quartet; Branford Marsalis, saxophone. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Instruments of Happiness. Guitar Quartet; Marie- Annick Béilveau, mezzo. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ●●8:00: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. KasheDance: Facing Home - Love & Redemption. 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). Also Mar 5. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Mendelssohn & Schumann. Enescu: Pastorale-Fantaisie; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e; Schumann: Symphony No.3 in E flat “Rhenish”. Liza Ferschtman, violin; Gabriel Bebeselea, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Mar 7. Saturday March 7 ●●2:00: Barrie Concert Band. Barrie Concert Rock Band. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-735-0720. $25; (st); free(under 13). ●●2:00: King Edward Choir. East Meets West. Martin: Te Deum Laudamus; Raminsh: Ave Verum Corpus; Henderson: A Song of the Seasons. Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-733-7955. $25; (st). kingedwardchoir.ca. ●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. Touch the Earth Lightly. Gjeilo: Sunrise: A Symphonic Mass; Olson: That’s One Small Step. Niagara Symphony Orchestra Strings; Bradley Thachuk, artistic director; Chorus Niagara Side By Side High School Chorale. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (sr 60+); (under 30); (st valid id); (ch under 15 valid id); (eyeGO high school st valid id). ●●7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Membra Jesu Nostri. Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri. Cardinal Consort of Viols; Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers. Trillium Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St., Waterloo. 519-578-5660 x5290. ; (st/under 30); (child/HS student). ●●8:00: DaCapo Chamber Choir. Life and Love and Wings. Jeff Enns: From a Distant Star (premiere; in memory of Marg Janzen); Leonard Enns: Nocturne (Juno nominated composition); Talbot: “Santiago” from Path of Miracles. Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo. St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener. 519-725- 7549. $25; (sr); (st); (under 19). Also Mar 8 (3pm, Waterloo). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Mendelssohn & Schumann. Enescu: Pastorale-Fantaisie; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e; Schumann: Symphony No.3 in E flat “Rhenish”. Liza Ferschtman, violin; Gabriel Bebeselea, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Mar 6. ●●8:00: The Jeffery Concerts. St. Lawrence String Quartet. Mozart: String Quartet No.3 in d K421; Korngold: String Quartet No.3 in D Op.34; Saint-Saëns: String Quartet No.1 in e Op.112. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London. 519-672-8800. . Sunday March 8 ●●2:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Jazz Ensemble. Mocha Shrine Centre, 468 Colborne St., London. 519-661- 3767. Jazz Society of London member and nonmember ticket rates. ●●2:00: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Songs of Life - Year 2: Bach on Turtle’s Back - Death. Brian Solomon, director, choreographer & dancer; Julia Wedman, violin; Sinéad White, soprano; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; Jessica Wright, mezzo, and others. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722 or 1-855-515-0722 or FirstOntario- PAC.ca. ; (sr); (st/arts worker); (eyeGO). Also Mar 5. ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony. Beethoven 7 & Marquez. Marquez: Danzon No.2; Baker: Harp Concerto; Beethoven: Symphony No.7. Kristan Toczko, harp; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-546-9729 or 613-530-2050. -. ●●3:00: Chorus Hamilton. Happy Birthday Beethoven! In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Beethoven: Mass in C; Piano Concert No.4. Chorus Hamilton; Concert Sinfonia; David Holler, conductor; Erika Reiman, piano. St. Paul’s United Church (Dundas), 29 Park St. W., Dundas. 905-318-9381 or chorushamilton.ca. ; free(under 18). ●●3:00: DaCapo Chamber Choir. Life and Love and Wings. Jeff Enns: From a Distant Star (premiere; in memory of Marg Janzen); Leonard Enns: Nocturne (Juno nominated composition); Talbot: “Santiago” from Path of Miracles. Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo. Trillium Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St., Waterloo. 519-725-7549. $25; (sr); (st); (under 19). Also Mar 7 (8pm, Kitchener). ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. Pressgang Mutiny. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-319-5847. $25/(adv). Tuesday March 10 ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Attention Storm Chasers! Gaelic Storm. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613- 533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. ; (faculty/staff); (st). Wednesday March 11 ●●12:30: 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. Benjamin Sung, Solo Violin. Paganini: thewholenote.com March 2020 | 61

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Volume 25 Issue 3 - November 2019
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