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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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St. 416-598-3444 x243/4. Free. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. See Mar 1. Also Mar 7(7:30pm). NINA SIMONE A TRIBUTE STARRING FAITH AMOUR MAR 7, TORONTO MAR 28, AJAX intributejazzproductions.com ●●6:00: In Tribute Jazz Productions. The Story of Nina Simone. I Put a Spell on You; My Baby Just Cares for Me; Backlash Blues; Four Women; Feeling Good. Faith Amour, voice; Adrean Farrugia, piano; Chris Wallace, drums. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 647-882-4848 or faithamourjazz.com. $25/(online); (sr/st). Also 8pm. ●●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 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 A. Concerts in the GTA 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 Rogers, and others. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-485-1988. $25; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: MCS Chorus Mississauga. Mozart’s Legacy. Mozart: Solemn Vespers; Michael Haydn: Requiem. MCS Chorus; MCS Chamber Orchestra. First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga. 905-290- 7104. $25; (7-18). ●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Sprezzatura!: Music of the Forgotten Galant. Works by Galuppi, Scarlatti, Leo, Handel and others. Rezonance Baroque Ensemble; Musicians on the Edge; Emily Klassen, soprano. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. metunited.ca/music. ; (st). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. See Mar 1. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Puccini’s Turandot. Naomi Eberhard, soprano (Turandot); Corey Arnold, tenor (Calaf); Amanda Daigle, soprano (Liu); Kyle McDonald, bass-baritone (Timur); Lawrence Shirkie, baritone (Ping) and others. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Palm Sunday to Easter. Tallis: Lamentations; works by Weelkes, Lotti and others. Peter Mahon, conductor. St. Patrick’s Church, 131 McCaul St. 416-286-9798 or tallischoir.com. ; $25(sr); (st with ID). ●●8:00: Canadian Music Centre. Tradition and Disruption. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in f-sharp BWV883; Marko Tajčević: Seven Balkan Dances; Chopin: Nocturne Op.27 No.2 in D-flat & Nocturne Op.9 No.1 in b-flat; Rachmaninoff: Etude Op.39 No.5 in e-flat; Svetlana Maksimović: Three Choreographic Etudes; and other works; Ana Sokolović, Danses et Interludes; Franz Liszt, Paraphrase on Themes from Rigoletto. Viktor Lazarov, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. -$25. ●●8:00: In Tribute Jazz Productions. The Story of Nina Simone. See 6pm for details. ●●8:00: Meronq. We Are From Jazz. Malats: Serenada Espanola; Rodrigo: Adela; Diens: Tango en skai; Satie: Gnossienne No.1. Zaid Nasser, alto sax; Ari Roland, double bass; Keith Balla, drums; Vahagn Hayrapetyan, piano & vocals. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 416-832-6336. (VIP); (reserved); . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. TD Jazz Concerts Series: Branford Marsalis Quartet. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. SOLD OUT. ●●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 6. ●●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, 6, 8(3pm). Sunday March 8 ●●2:30: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Great Choral Gems. Mendelssohn: Elijah (excerpts); and works by Reger, Bruckner and Barber. The Helson Gallery, 9 Church St., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. ; (st). ●●3:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Songs for a New World. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Canadian Children’s Opera Company Youth Chorus. Aki Studio Theatre, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-366-0467. $25; (st). Also 7pm. ●●3:00: Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra. A Guide to the Orchestra. Living Arts Centre, RBC Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000 or mississaugasymphony.ca. . ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts Series: Hélène Grimaud. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. SOLD OUT. ●●3:00: Trio Arkel. Brahms and Beyond. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet; Kulesha: String Trio; Bartók: Romanian Dances; Barber: Adagio. Marie Bérard, violin; Winona Zelenka, Brahms and Beyond Eric Abramovitz, clarinet Aaron Schwebel, violin Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola March 8 trioarkel.com Director Peter Mahon Palm Sunday to Easter An exploration of some of the finest music written for the liturgies of Holy Week over the last 500 years, featuring Thomas Tallis’ setting of the Lamentations, music from Weelkes, Lotti, and more. Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm St. Patrick’s Church 141 McCaul St. cello; Eric Abramovitz, clarinet; Aaron Schwebel, violin; Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 647- 229-6918. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: 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(8pm), 6(8pm), 7(8pm). ●●3:30: Anastasia Rizikov. Julius Reubke Double Bill. Reubke: Sonata on the 94th Psalm in c, Piano Sonata in b-flat. Imre Olah, organ; Anastasia Rizikov, piano. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 647-667-4190. $25; (st with id). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Tribute to Erroll Garner. Robi Botos (piano), Lauren Falls (bass), Brian Barlow (drums). 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●5:00: Burdock Music Hall. Album Release: Jessica Deutsch & Ozere. Jessica Deutsch, voice/violin; Lydia Munchinsky, cello; Adrian Gross, mandolin; Bret Higgins, bass. 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033. -. ●●7:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Songs for a New World. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Canadian Children’s Opera Company Youth Chorus. Aki Studio Theatre, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-366-0467. $25; (st). Also 3pm. ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Young Artists and Canadian Sinfonietta. Featuring the winners of the CS Young Artist Competition and the Unionville Music Academy Competition. Markham Wesley Centre, 22 Esna Park Dr., Markham. 647-812-0839. ; (sr); (st). Monday March 9 ●●7:30: The Piano Lunaire. Worm Moon. Esthir Lemi: Through the Looking Sound; Stockhausen: Klavierstück X; Cassandra Miller: Philip the Wanderer. Jana Luksts, piano. Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor St. W. Rear. 416-825-2744 or universe.com. ; (st). ●●7:30: University of St. Michael’s College. Stabat Mater and Missa Dolorosa. Caldara. St. Michael’s Schola Cantorum and Orchestra; Tickets: , Seniors: $25, Students with ID: (only at the door) Info: 416 286-9798 Order online: boxoffice.tallischoir.com 52 | March 2020 thewholenote.com

Chris Verrette, chorus director; Christina Labriola, conductor. St. Basil’s Church, University of St. Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph St. 416-926-7148. Free; donations welcomed. ●●8:00: Pocket Concerts. Bach at Bellwoods - Part 3. Bach: Cello Suite No.5. Andrew Ascenzo, cello. Bellwoods Coffee and Gelato, 1006 Dundas St. W. 647-896-8295. ; (youth/child). Tuesday March 10 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Thus the Night. Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit; Schumann: String Quartet No. 1 in a Op.41 No.1. Castalian String Quartet. 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. Gina Lee, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Graduate Student Conductor Concert. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. March 10 at 8 pm ANDRÉ LAPLANTE pianist ●●8:00: Music Toronto. André Laplante, Piano. Bach/Busoni: Adagio in a from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV564; Mozart: Piano Sonata in E-flat K282; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26 in E-flat Op.81a “Les Adieux”; François Morel: Deux Études de Sonorité; Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21 in B-flat D960. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50-; (st). Wednesday March 11 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: her body as words. Peggy Baker Dance Projects. 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. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Upper Jazz Concerts: U of T Jazz Ensembles. Upper Jazz Studio, 90 Wellesley St. W. 416-978- 3750. Free. Open to the public. Also at 8pm. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. Music by Sergei Prokofiev. Alexei Ratmanski, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. and up. Opens Mar 11, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 22. Wed-Sat(7:30pm). Sat/Sun(2pm). Note: also Mar 12(2pm). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Chamber Choir. Works by Zelenka, Mozart, Loomer and Dvořák. John Holland, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416- 736-2100 x20054. ; (sr/st). Thursday March 12 ●●10:30am: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival. Celtic Ensemble; Sherry Johnson, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●11:30am: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: World Music Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Calidore String Quartet Presents Beethoven and the Fugue. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●1:00: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Cuban Ensembles with Escola de Samba. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. Also Mar 12(7:30pm); 13(7:30pm); 14(2pm & 7:30pm); 15(2pm); 18(7:30pm); 19(7:30pm); 20(7:30pm); 21(2pm & 7:30pm); 22(2pm). ●●3:00: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: West African Drumming: Ghana. Kwasi Dunyo, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●6:30: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Caribbean Music Ensemble. Lindy Burgess, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. St. Michael’s Concerts presents Mozart Requiem Thursday, March 12 | 7:00 p.m. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica 65 Bond Street, Toronto St. Michael’s Choir School Schola Cantorum Schola Cantorum Orchestra ●●7:00: St. Michael’s Concerts. Mozart: Requiem. Stabat Mater from Gregorian Chant; Handel: Dead March from Saul; Mozart: Requiem. Teri Dunn, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Michael Colvin, tenor; Robert Pomakov, bass; St. Michael’s Choir School Schola Cantorum; Schola Cantorum Orchestra; S. Bryan Priddy, conductor. St. Michael’s Cathedral, 65 Bond St. 416-397-6367 or stmichaelscathedral.com/concerts. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. Also Mar 13(7:30pm); 14(2pm & 7:30pm); 15(2pm); 18(7:30pm); 19(7:30pm); 20(7:30pm); 21(2pm & 7:30pm); 22(2pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Mansfield Park. Music by Jonathan Dove, libretto by Alasdair Middleton. Mac- Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; $25(sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. “Opera Talk” lecture ½ hour before concert. Also Mar 13, 14(eves); 15(mat). Friday March 13 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Chopin: Nocturne Op.27 No.2; Chopin: Ballade No.1 in g Op.23; and music for four and six hands. Lisa Tahara, Jayne Sakurako Abe and Victoria Yuan, pianos. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416- 593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Heliconian Club. Folkloric: Canadian Women Composers. Di Castri: Sprung Testament; Skarecky: Kirramurra Waterfall for String Quartet; Marshall: Land of the Silver Birch: Theme and Variations; Alexander: Get Around Sadie. Jin Lee Youn, violin; Victoria Yeh, violin; Jacqueline Leung, piano; Klaritas Vocal Ensemble. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. . ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. Also Mar 14(2pm & 7:30pm); 15(2pm); 18(7:30pm); 19(7:30pm); 20(7:30pm); 21(2pm & 7:30pm); 22(2pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pictures at an Exhibition. Eckhardt-Gramatté: Capriccio concertante; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Mussorgsky/orch. Ravel: SPREZZATURA! MUSIC OF THE FORGOTTEN GALANT Galuppi, Scarlatti, Leo, Handel & more Conductor: Paul Grambo ~ Accompanist: Jean Willadsen An Irish Celtic Celebration with special guests Anne Lindsay (fiddle) & Sharlene Wallace (harp) Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm Grace Church on-the-hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto Tickets available online at ticketscene.ca & celticchoir.ca Saturday March 7 th - 7:30 pm Rezonance Baroque Ensemble Musicians on the Edge Emily Klassen, soprano metunited.ca thewholenote.com March 2020 | 53

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