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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.

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McDonald, Buhr and Jokic. Ekleipsis Guitar Trio. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Barber of Seville. See Feb 1. ●●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. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 437-983-7387 or Eventbrite. . Also Feb 4(7:45pm, A Different Booklist), 6(Church of the Incarnation, Oakville). Harriet Tubman: The Opera Fri. Feb. 7, 2020 7:30pm ●●7:30: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Voices of the Diaspora -- Harriet Tubman: The Opera. Music and libretto by Nkeiru Okoye. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100. ; $25(sr); (st); free(ch). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Symphony Concerts. Mctee: A. Concerts in the GTA Notezart; Whitacre: Cloudburst; McAllister: X2 Concerto for Saxophone Quartet; Bedford: Sea and Sky and Golden Hill; Nelson: Courtly Airs and Dances. Karisyg Saxophone Quartet; Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan 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. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Susan Aglukark and Lacey Hill. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Dreaming Jupiter. See Feb 6. Also Feb 8, 9(3:30pm). Saturday February 8 ●●10:00am: Temple Sinai. Shabbat Shirah: Tizmoret. Tizmoret. Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave. 416-487-4161 or or Free. ●●2:00: Amadeus Choir. Amadeus Community Concert: Songs From a Celtic Heart I. Lively music, silent auction, food, cash bar. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-446-0188 or ; (sr); $25(st). ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Singin’ in the Rain—Film with Orchestra. Jack Everly, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. . Also 7:30pm. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Hansel and Gretel. See Feb 6. Also Feb 11, 15, 16(2pm), 19, 21. ●●7:00: Amadeus Choir. Amadeus Community Concert: Songs From a Celtic Heart II. Lively music, silent auction, food, cash bar. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-446-0188 or ; (sr); $25(st). ●●7:30: Concerts at Scarborough Bluffs. Rising Stars Concert. Six students from RCM’s Phil and Taylor Young Artists Performance Academy. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-267- 8265. ; free(15 and under). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Martin Macdonald Guest Conductor Saturday February 8, 2020 8 pm DVOŘÁK & GERSHWIN Weinzweig: Red Ear of Corn Suite Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue with pianist Brett Kingsbury Dvořák: Symphony No. 5 in F major TICKETS: from ( student/senior; children under 12 are free) ORDER ONLINE BY PHONE 416.879.5566 P.C. Ho Theatre 5183 Sheppard Ave East subscription (1 block east of Markham Rd), Scarborough | 416.879.5566 concert 4 Singin’ in the Rain—Film with Orchestra. Jack Everly, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. . Also 2pm. ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Jeremy Dutcher: Unplugged. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Dvořák and Gershwin. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Dvořák: Symphony No.5 in F; Weinzweig: Red Ear of Corn Suite. Brett Kingsbury, piano; Martin Macdonald, guest conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566 or -; -(sr/st); free(under 12). 7:15pm: Pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Rachmaninoff’s Third. Bruch: In Memoriam, Adagio for violin and orchestra, Op.65; Bartók: Piano Concerto No.3; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2. Dmitri Levkovich, piano; Nakwon Choi, violin; Kristian Alexander, conductor; Michael Berec, host. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-604- 8339. -. 7:15pm pre-concert recital; 7:30pm pre-concert talk; intermission discussion; post-concert champagne reception. ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. MSO with the Sultans of String. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000 or -. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: SongBird North. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ●●8:00: Scaramella. Musica secreta. Entertainment from the 17th century Ferrarese court, with singers who incorporate physical and facial gestures to illustrate the texts. Margaret Carpenter Haigh, MaryRuth Lown, Sarah Coffman, sopranos; Esteban La Rotta, lute; Nicolas Haigh, cembalo; Joëlle Morton, viola bastarda. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. ; $25(sr); SUN 9 FEB AT 4 Choral Evensong for the Queen’s Accession with Schola Ecclesiam plus Royal Festive Tea and BEETHOVEN AND THE VIENNESE SCHOOL An illustrated music feature with the Choir’s director Clement Carelse (st); free(14 and under). ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Beethoven’s Septet and More. Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Op.20; Works by Berwald, Raum, Nielsen, Shahi and others. St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Anglican Church, 3333 Finch Ave. E., Scarborough. -. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Dreaming Jupiter. See Feb 6. Also Feb 9(3:30pm). Sunday February 9 ●●10:30am: Temple Sinai. Accent on Youth: Tizmoret. Tizmoret. Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave. 416-487-4161 or or Free. ●●1:30: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. The Four Seasons: Mark Fewer and Orchestra. Vivaldi: Four Seasons; Piazzolla: Four Seasons. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6091 or /$25(adv). ●●2:00: Duly Noted. What’s in a Name? A cappella arrangements of modern music. St. Augustine of Canterbury, 1847 Bayview Ave. 416-629-7554 or ; (youth). Tickets available at the door or online. 44 | February 2020

●●2:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Flights of Fancy. Improvisations in the Baroque style. Works by Bertali, Frescobaldi, Ortiz, Rognoni and others. Rezan Onen- Lapointe, baroque violin; Benjamin Stein, lute and theorbo; David Podgorski, harpsichord; Erika Nielsen, baroque cello. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 647-779- 5696 or $25/(online); (st). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. GGS Concerto Competition Finals. Performers from the Glenn Gould School compete to perform with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra during the 2020/21 season. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Recital. Aaron James, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-859- 7464. Free. ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket. Young Artists’ Showcase. Alessandro Calicchia, saxophone; Festival Fiddlers (James Law, Jenny Liu, Kasey Huang, Christina Zhang, Harrison Vandikas); Tricia Wrigglesworth, soprano; Antian Jiang, piano. Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. (family); ; (st). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: In High Voice. Works by Hagenberg, Celma-Kursiete, Watson Henderson and others. Women’s Chorus; Women’s Chamber Choir; Elaine Choi and Lori-Anne Dolloff, conductors. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY FEB 9, 2020 | 3PM BOHEMIAN PASSION IN ALL ITS DIVERSITY AMICIENSEMBLE.COM ●●3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Bohemian Rhapsody. Dvořák: Serenade in d Op.44; Songs My Mother Taught Me Op.55; Sarasate: Ziegenerweisen Op.20; Serouj Kradjian: Dracula’s Ballad; Ravel: Tzigane; and other works. Kerson Leong, violin; Joel Quarrington, double bass; Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; David Hetherington, cello; Serouj Kradjian, piano; and others. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (30 and under); (st). ●●3:00: Burdock Music Hall. Record Release - The Henrys. Empty Nestor; Settle on the Ocean Floor; Loretta; That Was Then; Deer Park. Joseph Phillips, bass; John Sheard, keyboards; Don Rooke, dobro/lap steel; Joey Wright, guitar/mandocell; Davide DiRenzo, percussion. 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033. /(adv). ●●3:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Winter Classics. Haydn: Cello Concerto in D; Beethoven: Symphony No.6 “Pastorale”; Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz. Eena Yoon, cello; David Fallis, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-238-0015 or ; $25(sr); (st). ●●3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Festival of Brass. Guest: Gábor Tarkövi, trumpet. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754 or .25-.75. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSYO & Claire Hur. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3; Glazunov: Violin Concerto; Dvořák: Symphony No.9 “From the New World”. Claire Hur, violin; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; Simon Rivard, conductor. Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-872-4255. ; (sr/st). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Dreaming Jupiter. See Feb 6. ●●4:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. The Spirit of Peace and Reconciliation. Music by Mark Sirett; poetry by Vera Wabegijig. Mark Sirett and Vera Wabegijig: Words, Stories, Truth - A Trilogy in Honour of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples; and works by Peter Togni, Eleanor Daley, Srul Irving Glick, Eric Whitacre and James MacMillan. VIVA! Singers of Toronto Chamber Choir; Carol & Brad Ratzlaff, conductors. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); $25(under 30). ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for the Queen’s Accession. Schola Ecclesiam; Clement Carelse, director. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686 or Free. Contributions appreciated. Followed by Royal Festive Tea. Mr. Carelse will present an illustrated feature on the First Viennese School of composers (Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert). ●●4:00: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. Spirit of Peace and Reconciliation. Elmer Iseler Singers; VIVA Singers Chamber Choir. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-788-8482. $25; (sr/st). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Tribute to Bill Evans. John Sherwood, piano. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●4:30: Northlea United Church. A Tribute to Love...Celebrating Heart & Art. Alex Pangman, singer; Drew Jurecka, violin. 125 Brentcliffe Rd. 416-425-5252. Freewill offering. Families welcome. Refreshments at 4pm. THE ASSOCIATES OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Monday, February 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ‘BEETHOVEN: Kreutzer and the Archduke’ Ludwig ‘Kreutzer’ sonata for violin van Beethoven & piano in A major, Op. 47 #9 Ludwig ‘Archduke’ piano trio in B flat van Beethoven major, Op. 97 Tickets $25, Seniors & Students Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre 427 Bloor St. W. Box Office: 416-221-8342 ●●7:00: Rosedale United Church. Rosedale In Love 2: Amor e Saudade (Love and Longing). Music from Portugal, Brazil and other countries of the Portuguese Diaspora. Jessica Lloyd, vocals; Wagner Petrilli, guitar; Louis Simão, guitar/piano/accordion; Paul McCulloch, cello. 159 Roxborough Dr. 905- 632-6047. /(adv). Tickets available at eventbrite. ●●7:30: Continuum Contemporary Music/ Music Gallery. Inside Us. Juliet Palmer: The Choreography of Trauma; Martin Voorvelt: Frederick’s Doctor. Element Choir (Christine Duncan, director); Laura Swankey, jazz soprano; Christopher Mayell, tenor. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080 or ; (st/arts/sr/members). Online: ; (st/arts/sr/members). LARK ENSEMBLE PLAYING WITH LIGHT FEB 9, 7:30pm CORKIN GALLERY, DISTILLERY DISTRICT ●●7:30: LARK Ensemble. Playing with Light. Telemann: Duet Sonata No.1 in D TWV40; C.P.E. Bach: Quartet in D H538; Haydn: Sonata in D HobXVI:42; Mozart: Sonata in G K301; Kreüsser: Flute Quintet Op.10 No.1. Leslie Allt, traverso; Aaron Schwebel, violin; Roberta Janzen, cello. Guests: Kathleen Kajioka, viola; Christopher Bagan, fortepiano. Corkin Gallery, 7 Tank House Ln. 416-979-1980 or or ; (st). Refreshments included. ●●7:30: The Piano Lunaire. Snow Moon with the Happenstancers. Mozart: Trio in E-flat “Kegelstatt” K.481; Augusta Read Thomas: Dancing Helix Rituals; Beethoven: Trio in B-flat “Gassenhauer” Op.11; Bram van Camp: Music for 3 Instruments. Brenna Hardy- Kavanagh, violin/viola; Brad Cherwin, clarinet; Lisa Tahara, piano. Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor St. W. Rear. 416-825-2744. (suggested donation). Monday February 10 ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Small Concerts: Beethoven - Kreutzer and the Archduke. Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.9 Op. 47 “Kreutzer”; Piano Trio in B-flat Op.97 “Archduke”. Atis Bankas, violin; Johnson, cello; Victoria Kagan, piano. Trinity- St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-221- 8342. $25; (sr/st). Tuesday February 11 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Schumann and Ravel. Schumann: String Quartet No.3 in A Op.41; Ravel: String Quartet in F. Artists of the COC Orchestra. 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. Sonya Harper- Nyby, soprano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. February 2020 | 45

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