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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.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 52. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 55. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 56. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 58. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from March 1 to April 7, 2020. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Saturday February 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email to listings@thewholenote.com or by using the online form on our website. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to search for concerts by the zones on this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario Saturday February 1 ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Patience. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Laura Schatz, artistic director; Kate Carver, musical director; Jennie Garde, choreographer. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 437-233-MADS (6237) or stannesmads.com/contact. ; $25(sr/ st). Also Jan 24(7:30pm); 25(2pm); 26(2pm); 30(7:30pm); 31(7:30pm); Feb 2(2pm). ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection. Colleen Allen, sax; Alana Bridgewater, vocals; Steve Hunter, piano. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering. ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists Series: Showcase Concerts. Features classical musicians aged 8-18. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free(ticket required). Tickets available a week prior to concert date. ●●7:30: Anastasia Rizikov. A Thousand Shades of Sound. Bach: Italian Concerto; Rachmaninoff: Sonata No.2 in b-flat Op.36; Beethoven: 32 Variations in c WoO 80; Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit; La Valse. Anastasia Rizikov, piano. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 647-667-4190. ; (st with id). Wine and cheese reception to follow. Tickets sold separately. JAN. 19 – FEB. 7 416-363-8231 | coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Barber of Seville. Music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Emily D’Angelo, mezzo (Rosina); Vito Priante, baritone (Figaro); Santiago Ballerini, tenor (Almaviva); Renato Girolami, bass (Bartolo); Brandon Cedel, bass (Basilio); Speranza Scappucci, conductor; Joan Font, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -25. Runs Jan 19-Feb 7. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Mississauga Festival Choir. Festival of Friends. Eden United Church, 3051 Battleford Rd., Mississauga. For ticket information: info@mississaugafestivalchoir. com. ; $25(sr/st); (ch). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius: Finlandia Op.26; Shostakovitch: Cello Concerto No.1 Op.107 in E-flat; Respighi: Fontane A. Concerts in the GTA di Roma; Bartók: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin. Christopher Chan, cello; Uri Meyer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Pre-performance lecture ‘Symphony Talk’. U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●8:00: Jazz Performance and Education Centre. Generations: Stars and Rising Stars. Lorne Lofsky, guitar; David Cruz, guitar; Artie Roth, bass. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-839-3252. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Power Corporation Vocal Concerts Series: Lagrime di San Pietro. Orlando di Lasso. Los Angeles Master Chorale; Staged by Peter Sellars. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. 7pm: Pre-concert talk by Peter Sellars and Grant Gershon. Also Feb 2(3pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Hebreo: Rossi’s Mantua. Works by Ralamone Rossi. Guest Ensemble: Profeti della Quinta. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. Also Jan 31. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Dvořák & Mendelssohn. Smetana: “The Moldau” from Má vlast; Dvořák: Cello Concerto; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 “Scottish”. Joseph Johnson, cello; Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also Jan 30. ●●8:00: Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga. Fair Trade Coffee House Folk Night. High-energy East Coast Celtic music, acoustic favourites and dancing music. A Piece of the Rock. 84 South Service Rd., Mississauga. 905-278-5622 or Eventbrite. or PWYC. Fair trade coffee and desserts included; cash bar. ●●9:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Élage Diouf, Percussion. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (members). Sunday February 2 ●●9:30am: Toronto Mass Choir. In Concert. Bayview Glen Church, 300 Steeles Ave. E., Thornhill. info@tmc.ca. Free. Also 11:30am. ●●11:30am: Toronto Mass Choir. In Concert. Bayview Glen Church, 300 Steeles Ave. E., Thornhill. info@tmc.ca. Free. Also 9:30am. ●●1:00: Opticianado Eyewear. Chris Bartos Live at Opticianado. Opticianado, 2919 Dundas St. W. 416-604-2020. Free. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Barber of Seville. See Feb 1. Also Feb 4, 7. ●●2:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Duke Ellington and the Suite. Colleen Allen, woodwinds; Fern Lindzon, piano/vocals; George Koller, bass; Ethan Ardelli, drums. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. bemusednetwork.com/ groups/member/100. ; (concert + 12:30pm brunch). Also Feb 3(7:30pm, St. George the Martyr, Toronto - concert only). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters Series: Gábor Tarkövi, trumpet. Works by Neruda, Hindemith, Glière, Hovhaness and Hidas. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Patience. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Laura Schatz, artistic director; Kate Carver, musical director; Jennie Garde, choreographer. St. Anne’s Parish 42 | February 2020 thewholenote.com

Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 437-233-MADS (6237) or stannesmads.com/contact. ; $25(sr/ st). Also Jan 24(7:30pm); 25(2pm); 26(2pm); 30(7:30pm); 31(7:30pm); Feb 1(2pm). ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Lives Upstairs. Classical Kids LIVE!; Simon Rivard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also 4pm. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: All Creatures Great and Small. Works by Stanford, Tavener and others. MacMillan Singers; Men’s Chorus; David Fallis and Mark Ramsay, conductors. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416- 408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●3:00: Bowerbird Collective. Music for Australia: A Concert Raising Funds for the Bushfire Crisis. Simone Slattery, violin; Anthony Albrecht, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. wheresongbegan.com. ; (under 18). All profits donated to support Australian wildlife in the bushfire crisis. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Power Corporation Vocal Concerts Series: Lagrime di San Pietro. Orlando di Lasso. Los Angeles Master Chorale; Staged by Peter Sellars. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. 2pm: Pre-concert talk by Peter Sellars and Grant Gershon. Also Feb 1(8pm). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Music for Candlemas. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416- 531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Duelling Sopranos. Works by Mendelssohn; Opera arias; Brahms: Neue Liebeslieder. The Piano Hall, 157 Main St., Georgetown. 905-873- 9909. in advance only. Meal to follow. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Lives Upstairs. Classical Kids LIVE!; Simon Rivard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Also 2pm. ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Rat-drifting: Karen Ng. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-385-2068. or PWYC. POSTPONED FROM DEC 1. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. When Did Transparency Become So Opaque? Curated by Olivia Shortt. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. musicgallery.org. PWYC( suggested). Venue not wheelchair accessible. ●●8:30: Hugh’s Room. Sonia Johnson. Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-533-5483 or hughsroomlive.com. /$25(adv). Monday February 3 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Instrumental Recital. Student soloists. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Maple Blues Awards. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. Duke Ellington and the Suite. Colleen Allen, woodwinds; Fern Lindzon, piano/vocals; George Koller, bass; Ethan Ardelli, drums. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. bemusednetwork.com/groups/member/100. . Also Feb 2(2pm, St. Andrew-by-the- Lake, Toronto Island). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis: A Few Figs from Thistles. Masters and doctoral level singers; Danika Lorèn, curator. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●8:00: Pocket Concerts. Bach at Bellwoods - Part 1. Bach: Cello Suites No.1 & 4. Cameron Crozman, cello. Bellwoods Coffee and Gelato, 1006 Dundas St. W. 647-896-8295. ; (youth/child). ●●8:00: Toronto Improvisors Orchestra. TIO Celebrates Mike Hansen. A series of improvised pieces conducted by Mike Hansen. Mike Hansen, sound artist and turntablist; members of Toronto Improvisors Orchestra. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-830-2653. . Tuesday February 4 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. New Music Series: Clear Things May Not Be Seen. Bob Becker: Never in Word; To Immortal Bloom; Cryin’ Time; Clear Things May Not Be Seen. Lindsay Kesselman, soprano; Andrea Ludwig, soprano; with string quartet, clarinets, piano and percussion. 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. Jialang Zhu, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Gospel in the Lounge. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composer Concert. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Barber of Seville. See Feb 1. Also Feb 7. ●●7:45: Ébène. Un Voyage Audacieux. Jaegerhuber: String Quartet “Suite Folklorique”; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15; Piano Concerto No.4 in G Op.58; Bontemps: Piano Sonata No.1 in e-flat “Marron inconnu”. Sean Sutherland, Eldred Marshall, David Bontemps, piano; Odin Quartet. A Different Booklist, 779 Bathurst St. 437-983-7387 or Eventbrite. . Also Feb 6(7:30pm, Church of the Incarnation, Oakville), 7(7:30pm, Lawrence Park Community Church, Toronto). Wednesday February 5 ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: An Evening of Song. Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone; Sandra Horst, 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. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT 12tet. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●8:00: Canadian Music Centre. India Yeshe Gailey: Ethereal Sounds. Evans: Augun; Glass: Orbit; Harrison: Just Ancient Loops; Saariaho: Sept Papillons; Sollima: Alone. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. . ●●8:30: Istituto Italiano di Cultura/Hugh’s Room Live. Trumpet Rhapsody. Luca Seccafieno, trumpet; Fabrizio Viti, piano. Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-533-5483. /$25(adv). ●●9:30: Opera Revue. Opera Revue. A night of opera, art song and comedy in a casual bar setting. Works by Mozart, Donizetti and Handel. Danie Friesen, soprano; Claire Harris, piano. The Emmett Ray, 924 College St. 647- 637-7491. PWYC. Thursday February 6 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: For the One Who Listens in Secret. Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.2; Schumann: Fantasie in C. Jingquan Xie, 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Bob Becker and Guests: Clear Things May Not Be Seen. Bob Becker: Never in Word; To Immortal Bloom; Cryin’ Time; Clear Things May Not Be Seen. Lindsay Kesselman, soprano; Andrea Ludwig, soprano; with string quartet, clarinets, piano and percussion. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Student Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. FEB. 6 – 21 416-363-8231 | coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Hansel and Gretel. Music by Engelbert Humperdinck, libretto by Adelheid Wette. Emily Fons, mezzo (Hansel); Simone Osborne, soprano (Gretel); Russell Braun, baritone (Peter); Krisztina Szabó, mezzo (Gertrude); Michael Colvin, tenor (The Witch); Anna-Sophie Neher, soprano (Sandman/Dew Fairy); Johannes Debus, conductor; Joel Ivany, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -25. Runs Feb 6-21. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Ébène. Un Voyage Audacieux. Jaegerhuber: String Quartet “Suite Folklorique”; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op.58; Bontemps: Piano Sonata No.1 in e-flat “Marron inconnu”. Sean Sutherland, Eldred Marshall, David Bontemps, piano; Odin Quartet. Church of the Incarnation (Oakville), 1240 Old Abbey Lane, Oakville. 437-983-7387 or Eventbrite. . Also Feb 4(7:45pm, A Different Booklist, Toronto), 7(Lawrence Park Community Church, Toronto). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble Concerts: Sharing. Björk: Overture to Dancer in the Dark; Kulesha: Streets of Fire (double trombone concerto); Maslanka: A Child’s Garden of Dreams. Vanessa Fralick and Gordon Wolfe, trombones; Gillian MacKay, conductor. Guests: Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces; Captain John Fullerton conductor. Mac- Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Concerto Competition Winners in Concert. York University Symphony Orchestra; Mark Chamber, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Improv Soiree. Participatory “open mic” set-up hosted by the improv studios of Matt Brubeck, Steve Koven and Brian Katz. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. Elisa Citterio, Music Director DREAMING JUPITER Feb 6–9, 2020 Jeanne Lamon Hall tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Dreaming Jupiter. Marais: La Rêveuse; Forqueray: Jupiter; and works by Lully, Rebel, Marais and Rameau; Vittorio Ghielmi: World premiere. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Vittorio Ghielmi, guest director and viola da gamba. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Also Feb 7(8pm), 8(8pm), 9(3:30pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Joshua Bell with NACO. Boulanger: D’un soir triste; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Morlock: My Name Is Amanda Todd; Prokofiev: Symphony No.3. Joshua Bell, violin; National Arts Centre Orchestra; Alexander Shelley, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Starting at . Friday February 7 ● ● 12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s/Guitar Society of Toronto. Noontime Guitar Recital. Roland Dyens: O Trio Magico, and works by thewholenote.com February 2020 | 43

Volumes 21-25 (2015-2020)

Volume 25 Issue 5 - February 2020
Volume 25 Issue 4 - December 2019 / January 2020
Volume 25 Issue 3 - November 2019
Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019
Volume 25 Issue 1 - September 2019
Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019
Volume 24 Issue 7 - April 2019
Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019
Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019
Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019
Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018
Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018
Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018
Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018
Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018
Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018
Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018
Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017
Volume 23 Issue 2 - October 2017
Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017
Volume 22 Issue 9 - Summer 2017
Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017
Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017
Volume 22 Issue 6 - March 2017
Volume 22 Issue 5 - February 2017
Volume 22 Issue 4 - December 2016/January 2017
Volume 22 Issue 2 - October 2016
Volume 22 Issue 1 - September 2016
Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016
Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016
Volume 21 Issue 6 - March 2016
Volume 21 Issue 5 - February 2016
Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016
Volume 21 Issue 3 - November 2015
Volume 21 Issue 2 - October 2015
Volume 21 Issue 1 - September 2015

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