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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.

Clubs & Groups ●●Mar

Clubs & Groups ●●Mar 15 1:00: Toronto Opera Club. Guest speaker: Michael Patrick Albano, Resident Director, U of T Opera. A one-hour presentation on the current U of T Opera production of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park, based on the Jane Austen novel. There is also an opportunity to attend the opera performance at 2:30pm. The presentation is in Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, 80 Queens Park, Room 330. 416-924-3940. Free. Note: There is a charge for admission to the opera performance. See listings in Sections A and C for details. ●●Mar 22 2:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Beethoven 250 (Part 3). Join us for our ongoing project to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Visit classicalmusicclubtoronto.org or contact John Sharpe at 416-898-2549 or torontoshi@sympatico.ca. Annual membership: $25(regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. ●●Mar 30 7:30: Toronto Wagner Society. D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) 9:30pm Tangent. Mar 3 6:30pm Melissa Lauren Quartet, 9:30pm Tangent. Mar 4 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 9:30pm Jenna Marie R&B. Mar 5 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:45pm Tetrahedron Album Release. Mar 6 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Hill’s Local Talent, 9:45pm Tetrahedron Album Release. Mar 7 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band, 7pm Lester McLean Trio+, 9:45pm O’Kane & Turcotte. Mar 8 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Julia Cleveland Trio, 9:30pm Scotch. Mar 9 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Josh Grossman’s Toronto Jazz Orchestra. Mar 10 6:30pm Melissa Lauren Quartet, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts the Rex Jazz Jam. Mar 11 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 9:30pm Peter Hum Sextet. Mar 12 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Peter Hum Sextet. Mar 13 12pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Hill’s Local Talent, 9:45pm Hannah Barstow 6. Mar 14 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm George Lake Big Band, 7pm Lester McLean Trio+, 9:45pm Roberto Occhipinti. Mar 15 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Beverly Taft Quartet, 7pm Julia Cleveland Trio, 9:30pm Alex Kapo Quintet. Mar 16 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Terry Promane’s U of T 12tet. Mar 17 6:30pm Melissa Lauren Quartet, 9:30pm Curtis + Garabedian + Sperrazza. Mar 18 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 9:30pm Curtis + Garabedian + Sperrazza. Mar 19 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Mark Kelso’s Jazz Exiles. Mar 20 12pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Hill’s Local Talent, 9:30pm Mark Kelso’s Jazz Exiles. Mar 21 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band, 7pm Lester McLean Trio+, 9:45pm Elizabeth Shepherd. Mar 22 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Dr. Nick and The Rollercoasters, 7pm Julia Cleveland Trio, 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. Mar 23 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2. Mar 24 6:30pm Melissa Lauren Quartet, 9:30pm E. The ETCeteras Chris Gale hosts the Rex Jazz Jam. Mar 25 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 9:30pm Noah Franche-Nolan Trio. Mar 26 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Spin Cycle. Mar 27 12pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Autobahn Trio, 9:30pm Spin Cycle. Mar 28 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Mar 29 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Murphy Bros. All-Stars, 7pm Julia Cleveland Trio, 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. Mar 30 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Mar 31 6:30pm Melissa Lauren Quartet, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts the Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 thesaltydog.ca (full schedule) Every Tue 7-10pm Jazz Night. Every Thu 8:30pm Karaoke. Every Fri 9:30pm Blues Jam - house band with weekly featured guest. Every Sat 3pm Salty Dog Saturday Matinée. Sauce on Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 sauceondanforth.com All shows: No cover. Every Mon 9pm Gareth Parry’s Book Club. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth. Every Wed Paul Reddick & Friends. Every Thu 8pm Steve Koven and Artie Roth. Sat and Sun Matinees 4pm various performers. The Senator Winebar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 thesenator.com (full schedule) Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 tranzac.org (full schedule) 3-4 shows daily, various styles, in three different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC. Adrianne Pieczonka. The famed Canadian soprano will discuss her career. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street. torontowagnersociety.ca. Free(members); (non-members). Competitions and Applications ●●Steinway & Sons. 2020 Steinway Junior Piano Competition. Registration deadline: April 1. Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto, 8-2651 John St., Markham. For information visit steinway.com/competition or call 905-9401-5597. Films ●●Mar 29 3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Cinema. Revisiting the tradition of silent films with live music. Films: Man Ray: Emak-Bakia; Guy Maddin: Heart of the World; Buster Keaton: The Playhouse. Music by Milhaud, Kradjian, Poulenc, Rota and Saint- Saëns. Guest: Yahonatan Berick, violin; Amici Chamber Ensemble (Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; David Hetherington, cello; Serouj Kradjian, piano). Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (under 30); (st). Galas, Tributes and Fundraisers ●●Mar 04 6:30: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. Annual Fundraising Gala. Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-788-8482. 0. ●●Mar 06 7:30: Firerooster Collective. Stabat Mater. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater. Maureen Pecknold, soprano; Andrea Johnston, alto; Dorothy Krizmanic, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 647-339-8587. By donation. Benefit for Stella’s Place. ●●Mar 07 7:30: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. 10th Anniversary Cabaret. Silent auction begins at 7pm. Performances by choristers and special guests. Complimentary appetizers. Fully licensed event. Grand Hall, Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave. Tickets available at eventbrite.ca/e/voca-presents-10th-anniversary-cabaret-silent-auction-tickets-89102687537. . ●●Mar 08 3:00 Help Violinist Arthur Lewinowicz Beat Cancer Fundraiser Concert. An afternoon of music featuring Arthur Boomin’, Halton Jazz Singers, Elisa Malatesta, Mark Twang, Linda Lavender Band, and others. All artists are donating their time and talent. Proceeds go to help Arthur with his mounting bills and with future expenses of producing an album of the music he is composing while in cancer treatment. Relish Bar & Grill, 511 Danforth Ave. Advance tickets @ Eventbrite , $25 at the door. ●●Mar 19 7:30: Orchestra Breva Academy Orchestra. Music for Social Change: A Benefit Concert for Sistema Toronto. Mozart: Symphony No.40; Beethoven Concerto No.2; Tanovich: Symphony in B-flat. Vivian Kwok, piano; Evan Tanovich, conductor; Ricardo Ferro, conductor; Emma Moss, conductor. Seeley Hall, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Ave. 519- 981-8441. Admission by donation. ●●Mar 26 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Evening Epic. The TSO’s annual fundraising event will feature a gala dinner and EPIC party! With performances by members of the TSO and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and a one-night-only mainstage performance featuring the TSO in collaboration with award-nominated alternative-electronic Indigenous singer/songwriter iskwē. This is a 19+ event. The Carlu, 444 Yonge St. Visit EveningEpic.ca for tickets to the event. Early Bird tickets are on sale now for 5! ●●Apr 04 7:00: Echo Women’s Choir. 2nd Annual Folking Awesome Music Trivia Night. Specially designed for music lovers of all ages, this fun evening will challenge your upper register (your brain)! Echo challenges all other Toronto choirs to send a team to compete! Evening includes complimentary snacks, cash bar, great prizes + bragging rights for the winners! Russel Harder, host and quiz master. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., Main Hall. echochoir-music-trivia-2020. eventbrite.ca. Info: echowomenschoir.ca. ; (team table of 4). Lectures, Salons and Symposia ●●Mar 01 7:00: Darchei Noam/Howard Mednick. Jewish All-Star Composers. Works of Mendelssohn, Gershwin and Copland. Recorded music with commentary. Darchei Noam Synagogue, 864 Sheppard Ave. 416- 435-6517. . ●●Mar 02 7:00: Tafelmusik. Art, Religion, and Culture: Bach and St. John Passion. A panel discussion with Gordon Rixon, S.J., and Katharine Lochnan, both from Regis College; Choir Director Ivars Taurins; and Norman Tobias. Facilitated by Michelle Voss Roberts, Principal, Emmanuel College. Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. Free admission with registration at tafelmusik.org/concert-calendar/concert/art-religion-and-culture-bach-and-st-john-passion. ●●Mar 04 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Talks: Music and Mental Health. Explore the art and science of music’s impact on our physical, mental and emotional health with accredited music therapists and registered psychotherapist SarahRose Black and cellist Andrew Ascenzo. Participants will discover how music can punctuate life’s most important moments and learn more about music’s important role in the healthcare industry and personal wellness. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St. Free but advanced registration is recommended by calling 416-395-5639. JAMES RHODES IN CONVERSATION WED, MARCH 4, 7:30PM Isabel Bader Theatre www.glenngould.ca ●●Mar 04 7:30: Glenn Gould Foundation. James Rhodes: In Conversation. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. Order online at: glenngould.ca. $25. Master Classes 68 | March 2020 thewholenote.com

●●Mar 28 9:00am: The Susan Hoeppner International Music Academy (SHIMA). Flute and Picccolo Master Class. Includes lunch. Scholarships available. The Haworth Showroom. 55 University Ave. For information: 647-801-3456 or susanhoeppner.academy@gmail.com. Also Mar 29. Singalongs, Jams, Circles ●●Mar 14 12:30: Recollectiv. A unique musical group whose members are mainly made up of people affected by memory challenges (caused by Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, PTSD, brain injury, etc.). Volunteers of all ages also form part of the band, making this a positive intergenerational experience for all participants. Recollectiv’s mission is to help people with memory challenges find joy and a sense of community through music-making. The band meets weekly at a central accessible location and is free with pre-registration. For more information, to participate, volunteer or donate, please visit recollectiv.ca or call Smile Theatre at 416-599-8440. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. Free/PWYC. Also Mar 21, 28, Apr 4. Tours ●●Mar 01 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. coc.ca. (adults); (sr/st). Also Mar 8 and 15 (French). Workshops & Classes ●●Mar 01 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by viola da gamba player Joëlle Morton. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. For information: 416-779-5750 or tempotoronto.net. . ●●Mar 06 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Refreshments included. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). For information: 416-480-1853 or rpstoronto.ca. . ●●Mar 17 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Opera for All Ages. Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio playfully explore opera in a lively interactive March Break concert. Audience members of all ages can listen to, learn about, and try their hand at the fascinating art of opera. This program is fun for the whole family and welcomes people of all abilities and exceptionalities! Richard Bradshaw Auditorium, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.) Free. Note: Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available after 12:00 noon. ●●Mar 21 10:30am: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singstation: Opera Choruses with Sandra Horst. Join Sandra Horst, Chorus Master of the Canadian Opera Company, for a lively morning of popular opera choruses. Bring your voice: we Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka discusses her career March 30, presented by the Toronto Wagner Society. SING OPERA CHORUSES with Sandra Horst at Singsation Saturday March 21 tmchoir.org provide the music. Register at the door. We ask that participants come to the event scent-free. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. (includes refreshments). ●●Mar 22 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem. Ross Inglis, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 647-458--0213. ; (members). ●●Mar 24-26 7:00: Canadian Music Centre. New Musical Resources: A Composition Workshop with the Brodie West Quintet. Shedding light on lesser understood aspects of rhythm, its function and organization, this three-day workshop will be beneficial to composers of all levels and backgrounds, with even a fundamental understanding of music theory. Each evening will include interaction between participants and the ensemble. Participants are welcome to attend all or any of the evenings. You must register for each individual event. To register and for details of each evening’s topics, visit on.cmccanada.org/event/brodiewest-quintet. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. admission per day. ●●Mar 27, 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Refreshments included. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). For information: 416- 480-1853 or rpstoronto.ca. . 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