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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.


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2506_March20_Cover.indd 1 2020-02-20 4:21 PM ON OUR COVER MARCH 2020 CONCERT LISTINGS FEATURES | REVIEWS Q&A Inhaling Music James Rhodes in Recital ART OF SONG Beste Kalender Mezzo Rising LOOKING FORWARD Room for the New At Gimeno’s TSO EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT The March Toward A Musical Summer PHOTO: PETER HUNDERT FEATURES 25th SEASON! Vol 25 No 6 James Rhodes, piano 7 OPENER | If All the World’s a Stage … | DAVID PERLMAN 10 Q & A | “Inhaling Music for All of My Life” – James Rhodes | PAUL ENNIS 12 ART OF SONG | Mezzo Rising – Beste Kalender | LYDIA PEROVIĆ 16 LOOKING FORWARD | Making Room for the New at Gimeno’s TSO | DAVID JAEGER Volume 25 No 6 | March 2020 “I’m very, very sorry for BREXIT, thank you for letting me into your country!” is what James Rhodes was saying to the audience in that moment. Shooting James Rhodes was part of a larger project: portraits of the heroes at Hamburg’s new landmark concert hall, The Elbphilharmonie. The idea for my book, Backstage, was born when the venue opened in early 2017. For me, the most captivating aspect about The Elbphilharmonie is the unique range of world class artists from very different musical genres. James’s artistic concept, too, breaks the boundaries of the expected in unique and prototypical ways. He’s not only a great pianist and interpreter of various classical masterpieces, but he’s also an engaging entertainer and raconteur who makes classical music far more accessible to a broader audience. —Peter Hundert, 19 MUSIC AND HEALTH | Balance in Blindness – the Plasticity of Perception | VIVIEN FELLEGI 70 WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDEN | MJ BUELL 94 REARVIEW MIRROR | Bonnell’s bug – Inviting Criticism | ROBERT HARRIS Nuits Blanches Opera Arias at the Russian court of the 18th century ACD2 2791 Karina Gauvin Pacific Baroque Orchestra Alexander Weimann Karina Gauvin sings arias from rarely heard operas by Russian composers. TO BE RELEASED ON MARCH 27, 2020 16

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