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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.

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 61. 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 64. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 65. 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 68. 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 April 1 to May 7, 2020. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Sunday March 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 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. 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). ●●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 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. THE INDIGO PROJECT Feb 27–Mar 1, 2020 Jeanne Lamon Hall tafelmusik.org ● ● 3:30: Tafelmusik. The Indigo Project. Created by Alison Mackay. Suba Sankaran, vocals, percussion; Trichy Sankaran, mridangam, kanjira and solkattu; Elisa Citterio, A. Concerts in the GTA director; Cynthia Smithers, narrator & vocalist; Choirs from Earl Haig & Unionville Secondary Schools; Members of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, choral director; Suba Sankaran, choral director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Discounts for sr/ under 36/under 19. Also Feb 27, 28, 29, Mar 3 (all eve). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Music for Lent. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531- 7955. Free. ●●4:00: Music at Rosedale. Duquesne Voices of Spirit in Concert. Watson Henderson: Missa Brevis; Schafer: Epitaph for Moonlight. Voices of Spirit choir from Duquesne University. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 416-921-1931. $25; (st). Reception to follow. ●●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. 5pm 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. For details see 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 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. ●●7:00: Pingxin Xu. Chinese Dulcimer Performance. Traditional, folk, contemporary and popular Chinese music. Pingxin Xu, Chinese dulcimer, cimbalom, santur, santoor, hackbrett; Xiaoyun Miao, Chinese lutes. 50 | March 2020 thewholenote.com

Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. 416- 393-7157. Free. No registration required. 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 ●●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 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/under 19. 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: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Cari Astleford, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering appreciated. ●●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. Themes from Jaws, Indiana Jones, Hook, Schindler’s List and others. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. . Also Mar 3(8pm), 4(8pm), 5(8pm). ●●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 Mar 1. Also Mar 5(2pm & 7:30pm); 6(7:30pm); 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. Themes from Jaws, Indiana Jones, Hook, Schindler’s List and others. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. . Also Mar 3, 4(2pm), 5. Thursday March 5 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Opera Spotlight - 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 Mar 1. Also Mar 5(7:30pm); 6(7:30pm); 7(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:00: Canadian Music Centre/Women in Space. CMC Presents: Elisa Thorn, Claire Yunjin Lee, Amy Brandon and Susan Alcorn. Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033. /(adv). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. See Mar 1. Also Mar 6(7:30pm); 7(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: North Wind Concerts. How Sweet Is the Passion: Love Cantatas from Baroque Italy. Music by Mancini, Ferrandini, Vivaldi and others. Agnes Zsigovics, soprano; Marco Cera, oboe; Christopher Bagan, harpsichord. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 588-4301 or bemusednetwork.com/events/ detail/740. ; $25(sr); (st); (under 13). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Improv Soirée. 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. 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”. FILM SCREENING, James Rhodes, piano. Q&A: Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 “The or Search glenngould.ca foror rcmusic. com. -0. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John TUES. Williams. Themes JAN 21 from AT Jaws, 7PM Indiana Jones, Hook, Schindler’s List and others. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. . Also Mar 3, 4(2pm & 8pm). Friday March 6 SALAMONE ROSSI” ●●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. York University Chamber Choir; John Holland, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. 21st Century Cello. Hunter Coblentz: Ex Animo; Vincent Ho: Heist 2; Andrew Downing: Five Little Pieces; Matt Brubeck: Entsprechung; Fjola Evans: Ridge and Furrow; and other works. VC2 Cello Duo. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. . ●●7:30: Firerooster Collective. Stabat Mater. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater. Maureen Pecknold, 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 Mar 1. 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. . ●●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: Soundstreams. Improvised Components. Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. soundstreams.ca. SOLD OUT. Limited standing room available at door for . CROSSING the CHANNEL with Scott Metcalfe MARCH 6 & 7 at 8PM TorontoConsort.org ●●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, 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). ●●8:00: Vic Chorus. Winter Concert: Musical Theatre In Concert. Excerpts from musical theatre works based on books. Taylor Sullivan, conductor. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-585-4521. Free. Saturday March 7 ● ● 11:00am and 1:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. Student Concerts. St. George by the Grange Church, 30 Stephanie thewholenote.com March 2020 | 51

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