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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.

!! MARCH 28, 7:30PM:

!! MARCH 28, 7:30PM: University of Toronto Faculty of Music, Wind Ensemble Concerts, present “Remembering”. McTee: Circuits; Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium; Bayolo: Last Breaths; Colgrass: Winds of Nagual. Korin Thomas-Smith, baritone; Gillian MacKay, conductor. Also at the MacMillan Theatre. Jack MacQuarrie plays several brass instruments and has performed in many community ensembles. He can be contacted at Toronto Pavilion heard of the Toronto Pavilion. Since I have frequently commented on performance venues, I wanted to learn more. It is located at 190 Railside Drive, south of Lawrence Avenue just east of the Don Valley Parkway. With a large stage, seating capacity of 1,100 and with 200 parking spaces available, it is worth checking out. Silverthorn A few hours before sitting down to finish writing this column I had the pleasure of attending a concert by Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. As usual, director Andrew Chung treated us to an excellent program including the Overture to Verdi’s Nabucco, Holst’s Moorside Suite, Dello Joio’s Scenes from the Louvre, the Overture to Rossini’s An Italian in Algiers, and Morley Calvert’s Suite on Canadian Folk Songs. Unfortunately a disruption totally beyond the band’s control arose. As the band performed, we could hear unwanted sounds from the floor below the concert hall. The room had been rented out to a large party with non-stop, super-loud rock music booming from the DJ’s sound system. It was the first time that I had ever heard Calvert’s She’s Like the Swallow with rock band bass accompaniment. Kudos to the unflappable Andrew Chung who did a remarkable job of producing an excellent evening of music. BANDSTAND QUICK PICKS !! MARCH 22, 7PM: The Hamilton Concert Band with guests The Dofasco Male Choir will perform at St. Andrew’s United Church, 497 Upper Paradise Rd., Hamilton. !! MARCH 27, 7:30PM: University of Toronto Faculty of Music, Wind Symphony Concerts, present Jacob’s William Byrd Suite; Sampson: Moving Parts; Ticheli: Blue Shades; Forsyth: Colour Wheel; Maslanka: Testament. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 42 | March 2020


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