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Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018

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In this issue: we talk with jazz pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo about growing up in Toronto, building a musical career, and being adaptive to change; pianist Eve Egoyan prepares for her upcoming Luminato project and for the next stage in her long-term collaborative relationship with Spanish-German composer Maria de Alvear; jazz violinist Aline Homzy, halfway through preparing for a concert featuring standout women bandleaders, talks about social equity in the world of improvised music; and the local choral community celebrates the life and work of choral conductor Elmer Iseler, 20 years after his passing.


MESSIAH Part II & III George Frideric Handel featuring ST. MICHAEL’S CHOIR SCHOOL Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL’S CATHEDRAL BASILICA 65 Bond Street, Toronto, ON 416.397.6367 Suggested Donation: | General Seating Cathedral Schola Cantorum Men & Boys Baroque Orchestra Peter Mahon Meredith Hall Richard Whitall Simon Honeyman Michael Colvin Joel Allison Conductor Soprano Alto Alto Tenor Bass

2307-W1cover.indd 1 PRICELESS Vol 23 No 7 2018-03-20 2:23 PM Volume 23 No 7 | April 2018 ON OUR COVER APRIL 2018 CONCERT LISTINGS FEATURES | REVIEWS COVER STORY THOMPSON EGBO-EGBO Not Your Standard Story IN WITH THE NEW Eve Egoyan Taking Up Space LEGACIES Elmer Iseler A Twenty-Year Tribute PHOTO: JEREMY ELLIOTT FEATURES Thompson Egbo-Egbo “The photo was taken at Paul Hahn & Co. by Jeremy Elliott. It’s a piano store in Rosedale that has been my second home for years, and a place that I’ve gone to practice, rehearse with the band and just hang out. The piano they put in the front window is always a flagship instrument - this one was a 1916 New York Steinway & Sons Model A, rebuilt by the craftsmen and technicians in the Paul Hahn workshop. The ability to play incredible pianos whenever I visit is a great source of inspiration and gets my creative juices flowing.” — Thompson Egbo-Egbo Known for his “impressive virtuosity” (La Presse), soloist Vincent Lauzer is featured in this new album devoted to Vivaldi recorder concertos. 7 OPENER | A Feather in the Glenn Gould Foundation Cap? | DAVID PERLMAN 8 COVER STORY | Thompson Egbo-Egbo: Not Your Standard Jazz Story | DAVID PERLMAN 10 IN WITH THE NEW | Taking Up Musical Space: Eve Egoyan | WENDALYN BARTLEY 14 FEATURE | Twenty Years Later: Celebrating Elmer Iseler | DAVID JAEGER 16 FEATURE | Bitches Brew Anew: A Conversation with Aline Homzy | SARA CONSTANT 20 FEATURE | St. Mike’s Springtime Messiah | BRIAN CHANG 65 WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDREN | April’s Child: Kiyoshi Nagata | MJ BUELL 84 RETROSPECTIVE | Notes in the Night | KEN WAXMAN ACD2 2760 VIValDI Recorder Concertos VINceNt lauzer Arion Baroque Orchestra Alexander Weimann New release April 6, 2018 10 G R I G O R I A N . C O M

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