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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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●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. Music by Joey Talbot and Jack White, and Franz Liszt. Crystal Pite, choreographer. Wayne McGregor, choreographer. Frederick Ashton, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. and up. Opens Feb 29, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 7. Wed- Sat(7:30pm). Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Four Elements & Four Seasons. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Rebel: Les Éléments. Veronica Manchur, violin; Charles Demuynck, conductor. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or oakvillecentre.ca. -; $25-(sr); - (teen); ###COLUMNCONTENT###-(child). ●●8:00: North York Concert Orchestra. Beethoven’s Birthday Bash. Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Op.62; Piano Concerto No.3 in c Op.37; Symphony No.5 in c Op.67. Alexander Panizza, piano. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 416-628- 9195. ; $25(sr); (st). A. Concerts in the GTA ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. World Music Concerts Series: Raul Midón & Lionel Loueke. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. The Indigo Project. See Feb 27. Also Mar 1(3:30pm), 3 (George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Ton Beau String Quartet. Dark Energy. Dvořák: Cypresses (selections); Kelly- Marie Murphy: Dark Energy; Haydn: Quartet Op.76 No.3 “Emperor”. Jeremy Potts, violin; Bijan Sepanji, violin; Alex McLeod, viola; Sarah Steeves, cello. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 647-525-3161. ; (st/arts worker). Also Feb 28 (Agricola Lutheran Church). Sunday March 1 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interludes Series: Alison Young. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). Tickets available a week prior to concert date. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. See Feb 29. Also Mar 4, 5(2pm & 7:30pm), 6, 7(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●2:00: Opera York. The Merry Widow. Music by Franz Lehár. Sara Papini, soprano (Hanna Glawari); Douglas Tranquada, baritone (Count Danilo Danilovitsch); Geoffrey Butler, music director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. From ; $25(st). Also Feb 28(eve). ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Composer Is Dead. Stookey: The Composer Is Dead. Kevin Frank, host; Eugene Ye, cello; Simon Rivard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. . Also Feb 22(11 am relaxed performance), Mar 1(4pm). ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket. Bridge and Wolak Duo. Michael Bridge and Kornel Wolak, performers. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; $25(sr); (st). ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Recital. Stephen Boda, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-859-7464. Free. ●●3:00: Toronto Beach Chorale. Carmina Burana. Music by Carl Orff. TorQ Percussion Quartet; 2 pianos; Christina Lamoureux, soprano; Michael Dodge, tenor; Matthew Cassils, baritone; Mervin W. Fick, conductor. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 647-812-2505. /$25(adv); /.50(7- 18); free(under 7). Tickets available at torontobeachchorale.com/upcoming. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. The Indigo Project. See Feb 27. Also Mar 1(3:30pm), 3 (George Weston Recital Hall). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Music for Lent. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531- 7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for the First Sunday in Lent: From Plainsong to Anglican Chant. Healey Willan Singers. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686 or stolaves.ca. Free. Contributions appreciated. Followed by refreshments. 5:00pm Dr. Jesse Billett explains and illustrates the transition from the plainsong of Gregorian chant to Anglican styles of today. ●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. An die Musik / To Music. Schubert: Lieder and Mass No.4 in C. Kendra Dyck, soprano; Danielle MacMillan, mezzo; Chris Fischer, tenor; Bruce Kelly, baritone; Qiao Yi Miao Mu, piano; Talisker Players; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 437- 344-1719. . ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Composer Is Dead. Stookey: The Composer is Dead. Kevin Frank, host; Eugene Ye, cello; Simon Rivard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. . Also Feb 22(11 am relaxed performance), Mar 1(2pm). ●●7:00: Wilmar Heights Centre. Won’t You Be Our Neighbour? Françaix: Sept Danses, Gershwin: Rialto Ripples, Gorb: French Dances Revisited; Verdi: Anvil Chorus from Il trovatore. Fanfarones, double wind Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke SATurdAy, FEbruAry 29, 8pm KOErNEr HALL SUN 1 MAR AT 4 TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance Choral Evensong with the Healey Willan Singers plus refreshments and at 5: quintet; John Edward Liddle, conductor. 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346- 3910. or pwyc. ●●7:30: Music Gallery. Emergents II: Bakarlari. Curated by Sara Constant. Works by Olga Neuwirth, Cort Lippe, Elliott Carter, Alexandre David, Quinn Jacobs, Olivia Shortt and others. Émilie Fortin, trumpet; Michael Mansourati, tuba; Charlotte Layec, clarinet. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080 or musicgallery.org. ; (st/members). Venue not wheelchair accessible. ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars Men’s Choral Ensemble. A Cappella with the Victoria Scholars. Gregorian chant and works by Allegri, Biebl, Byrd, Tallis, Randall Thompson, and others. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. victoriascholars.ca. ; $25(sr/st). Monday March 2 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Instrumental Recital. Student soloists. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. Tuesday March 3 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Rebanks Family Fellowship Showcase. Artists from the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School. 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. Rebecca Maranis, flute. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. THE INDIGO PROJECT Mar 3, 2020 George Weston Recital Hall tafelmusik.org FROM PLAINSONG TO ANGLICAN CHANT with Dr. Jesse Billett (above) ● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. The Indigo Project. Created by Alison Mackay. Suba Sankaran, vocals, percussion; Trichy Sankaran, mridangam, kanjira and solkattu; Elisa Citterio, director; Cynthia Smithers, narrator & vocalist; Choirs from Earl Haig & Unionville Secondary Schools; Members of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, choral director; Suba 50 | February 2020 thewholenote.com

Sankaran, choral director. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St. 416-964-6337 or 1-855-985-2787. From . Discounts for sr/under 36/under19. Also Feb 27, 28, 29, Mar 1(mat). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John Williams. Themes from Jaws, Indiana Jones, Hook, Schindler’s List and others. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. . Also Mar 4(2pm & 8pm), 5. Wednesday March 4 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Beneath a Solace of Stars. Howard Bashaw: 15 for Piano; and works by Liszt and Shostakovich. Alexander Malikov, 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. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Connect: Music in the Atrium of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Howard Bashaw: 15 for Piano; and works by Liszt and Shostakovich. Lauren Margison, soprano; Matthew Cairns, tenor; Joel Allison, bassbaritone; Alex Soloway, piano. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Atrium, 610 University Ave. 416-363-8231. Free and does not require a ticket. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Conrad Gold, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John Williams. See Mar 3. Also Mar 4(8pm), 5. ●●6:30: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. Annual Fundraising Gala. Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-788-8482. 0. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. See Feb 29. Also Mar 5(2pm & 7:30pm), 6, 7(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●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: Toronto Operetta Theatre. H.M.S. Pinafore. Gilbert & Sullivan. Holly Chaplin, soprano; Rosalind McArthur, mezzo; Ryan Downey, Bradley Christensen, Gregory Finney, baritones; Derek Bate, conductor; Guillero Silva-Marin, stage director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. -. Also Mar 6, 7, 8(3pm). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John Williams. See Mar 3. Also Mar 5. Thursday March 5 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Opera Spotlight Carl Orff Mervin W. Fick, Artistic Director - Mansfield Park. 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. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. See Feb 29. Also Mar 5(7:30pm), 6, 7(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. See Feb 29. Also Mar 6, 7(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Improv Soiree. Participatory “open mike” 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. ●●8:00: Corktown Chamber Orchestra. All the Threes. Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E-flat Op.55, “Eroica”; Beethoven: Leonora Overture No.3 Op.72b: Sibelius: Symphony No.3 in C Op.52. Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425 King St. E. corktownorchestra@gmail. com. From . Free wine at intermission. Sunday March 1, 3 pm St. Anne’s Anglican Church (270 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto , near Dufferin & Dundas) www.torontobeachchorale.com JAMES RHODES, PIANO THE BEETHOVEN REVOLUTION THURS, MARCH 5, 8PM www.glenngould.ca ●●8:00: Glenn Gould Foundation. James Rhodes - The Beethoven Revolution. Beethoven: Sonata in d Op.28 “Pastoral”, Sonata No.27 in e Op.90, Sonata No.21 in C Op.53 “Waldstein”. James Rhodes, piano. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or glenngould.ca or rcmusic. com. -0. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John Williams. See Mar 3. Friday March 6 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Bach: Italian Concerto; and works by Mozart, Chopin and Couperin. Sunny Ritter, piano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●1:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Singing Our Songs. FILM SCREENING, Q&A: Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, “The York Search University, for 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Firerooster Collective. Stabat Mater. Pergolesi: TUES. Stabat Mater. JAN Maureen 21 AT Pecknold, 7PM 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. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. See Feb 29. Also Mar 7(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Amata Siria: Stories Through Music. 77 Wynford Dr. 416- 646-4677. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: De Bouche / À Oreille. In Concert. Philippe B with Jonno Lightstone, clarinet/flute; Rebecca Hennessy, trumpet; Paul Tarussov, trombone; Peter Lutek, bassoon/ clarinet. Helconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647- 892-7367 or dbaoproductions.ca. . SALAMONE ROSSI” Kyung Wha Chung with Kevin Kenner FrIdAy, MArCh 6, 2020 8pM KOErNEr hALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. String Concerts Series. Mozart: Violin Sonata No.21 in e K304; Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.7 in c Op.30 No.2; Franck: Violin Sonata in A M8. Kyung Wha Chung, violin; Kevin Kenner, piano. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Part of the Beethoven 250 Festival. ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Crossing the Channel. Works by Dunstaple, Du Fay, Frye and others. Scott Metcalfe, guest artistic director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 964-6337. -. Also Mar 7. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. H.M.S. Pinafore. Gilbert & Sullivan. Holly Chaplin, CROSSING the CHANNEL with Scott Metcalfe MARCH 6 & 7 at 8PM TorontoConsort.org soprano; Rosalind McArthur, mezzo; Ryan Downey, Bradley Christensen, Gregory Finney, baritones; Derek Bate, conductor; Guillero Silva-Marin, stage director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 7723. -. Also Mar 4, 7, 8(3pm). Saturday March 7 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. See Feb 29. Also Mar 7(7:30pm). ●●7:30: Canadian Celtic Choir. An Irish Celtic Celebration. Guests: Anne Lindsay, fiddle; Sharlene Wallace, harp; Jean Willadsen, accompanist; Paul Grambo, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. celtichoir.ca. /(adv). Also Mar 14(Royal View Church, London). ●●7:30: Jubilate Singers. The Seas: Music Inspired by the Sea. Settings of “Ave maris stella”; A selection of sea shanties; and works by Elgar, Grieg, Rheinberger, Halley, Stan Jubilate singers The Seas Sea pictures by Elgar, Grieg, Rheinberger, Paul Halley, Stan Rogers & more .... Sat. Mar. 7, 7:30 pm Eastminster United Church jubilatesingers.ca thewholenote.com February 2020 | 51

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