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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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Pictures at an Exhibition. Sergei Babayan, piano; Jader Bignamini, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. From . Also Mar 14(8pm), 15(3pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Mansfield Park. Music by Jonathan Dove, libretto by Alasdair Middleton. MacMillan 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 12, 14(eves); 15(mat). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. World Music Festival: Balkan Music Ensemble. Irene Markoff, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416- 736-2100 x20054. Free. Saturday March 14 Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8 p.m. (Pre-concert chat at 7:15 p.m. with sackbut specialist Linda Pearse) Rosenmüller @ 400 Calvin Presbyterian Church 26 Delisle Ave. A. Concerts in the GTA torontochamberchoir.ca @torontochamberchoir @torchamberchoir ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. Also Mar 14(7:30pm); 15(2pm); 18(7:30pm); 19(7:30pm); 20(7:30pm); 21(2pm & 7:30pm); 22(2pm). ●●3:00: Climax Jazz Band. Matinee Jazz. Dorothy Rose, chanteuse. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-901-7469. . ●●3:00: Neapolitan Connection - Musical Matinées at Montgomery’s Inn. Rizikov Plays Rachmaninov! Anastasia Rizikov, piano. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 416-231- 0006 or neapolitanconnection.com. -. Tea, historical tour(2:15pm), cookies included. ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists Series - Showcase Concerts. Features classical musicians aged 8-18. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free(ticket required). Tickets available a week prior to concert date. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. Also Mar 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 12, 13(eves); 15(mat). ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest/Live Music East. James Keelaghan & Jez Lowe. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. 416-729- 7564 or acousticharvest.ca/2020-02-22. html. /$25(adv). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven & Schumann. Beethoven: Overture to Egmont; Schumann: Symphony No.4 in d; Wirén: Serenade for Strings; Barbara Croall: Nimkii N’gamwin (Thunderbird Song). Barbara Croall, Odawa First Nations composer and soloist; Pratik Gandhi, guest conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566 or cathedralbluffs.com. -; -(sr/st); free(under 12). 7:15pm: Pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Phth + xLq. Vivier: Love Songs and other works. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. musicgallery.org. /(adv); (st/members). Venue not wheelchair accessible. ●●8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Rosenmüller @ 400. Rosenmüller: Missa Brevis, Siehe an die Wercke Gottes, Ad dominum cum tribularer, Magnificat in B-flat à 10. Linda Pearse, sackbut. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-763-1695 or torontochamberchoir.ca. ; $25(sr); .50(under 30). 7:15pm: Pre-concert chat with sackbut specialist Linda Pearse. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pictures at an Exhibition. Eckhardt-Gramatté: Capriccio concertante; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Mussorgsky/orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition. Sergei Babayan, piano; Jader Bignamini, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. From . Also Mar 13(7:30pm), 15(3pm). Sunday March 15 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. Also Mar 18(7:30pm); 19(7:30pm); 20(7:30pm); 21(2pm & 7:30pm); 22(2pm). John O’Conor and Beethoven SuNdAy, MArCh 15, 2pM MAzzOLENI CONCErT hALL Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Pratik Gandhi Guest Conductor TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance Saturday March 14, 2020 8 pm BEETHOVEN & SCHUMANN Beethoven: Overture to Egmont Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor Wiren: Serenade for Strings Croall: Nimkii N’gamwin Odawa First Nations composer Barbara Croall performs her own work TICKETS: from ( student/senior; children under 12 are free) ORDER ONLINE cathedralbluffs.com BY PHONE 416.879.5566 P.C. Ho Theatre 5183 Sheppard Ave East subscription (1 block east of Markham Rd), Scarborough cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566 concert 5 ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters Series: John O’Conor and Beethoven. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. . ●●2:30: 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 12, 13, 14(eves). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pictures at an Exhibition. Eckhardt-Gramatté: Capriccio concertante; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Mussorgsky/orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition. Sergei Babayan, piano; Jader Bignamini, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. From . Also Mar 13(7:30pm), 14(8pm). ●●4:00: Hart House Singers. Modern Choral Classics. Works by Tavener, Whitacre, Rist; songs from Haiti, Ghana, and South Africa. Wladimir Badia, percussion; Conrad Gold, piano; David Arnot-Johnston, conductor. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416- 978-2452. Free. Donations to UofT Foodbank welcome. ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Rat-Drifting Concert Series: Christopher Dela Cruz. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-385-2068. . Monday March 16 ●●7:30: Shaftesbury Salon Music Series. Mirror Visions. Settings of the same text by different composers. Mireille Asselin, soprano; Scott Murphee, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Grant Wenaus, piano. Atrium (Toronto), 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-519-7883. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis: Playing Well with Others. Master’s and doctoral level singers. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Roy Patterson, Anthony Michelli, Artie Roth, Mark Eisenman, directors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum/Kabir Cultural Centre. Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad Qawwali Ensemble. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. ; .25(sr/ st). Tuesday March 17 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital featuring students from the UofT Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Conductor Concert. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Lorne Lofsky, Kelly Jefferson, directors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. 54 | March 2020 thewholenote.com

Wednesday March 18 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Dances with Trane. Works by John Coltrane. Holla Jazz. 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: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Patrick McElcheran, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering appreciated. ●●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: Ken Page Memorial Trust. Jim Galloway’s Wee Big Band Celebrates Duke Ellington and The Blues. Martin Loomer, guitar/ leader. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 416- 515-0200. (cash only). Licensed facility. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. Also Mar 19(7:30pm); 20(7:30pm); 21(2pm & 7:30pm); 22(2pm). RAvEL’S L’heure espagnoLe PuCCINI’S suor angeLica ThE GLENN GOuLd SChOOL KOERNER hALL OPERA 2020 WEdNESdAy, MARCh 18, 7:30PM FRIdAy, MARCh 20, 7:30PM TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Ravel’s L’heure espagnole & Puccini’s Suor Angelica. Glenn Gould School Koerner Hall Opera, Nicolas Ellis, conductor; Michael Cavanagh, stage director. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. $25-. Also Mar 20. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Kevin Turcotte, Frank Falco, directors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●8:00: Canadian Music Centre. Wounded Landscapes. Premiere of two new solo piano works and a piano duo by Harper-Latkovich. Megan Thibeault, piano; Justin Paul Ortez, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. -. Thursday March 19 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Norcop Winners’ Recital. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●6:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Mim Adams, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. Also Mar 20(7:30pm); 21(2pm & 7:30pm); 22(2pm). ●●7:30: Orchestra Breva Academy Orchestra. Music for Social Change: A Benefit Concert for Sistema Toronto. Mozart: Symphony No.40; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2; Tanovich: Symphony in B flat. Vivian Kwok, piano; Emma Moss, Evan Tanovich, conductors. Trinity College, Seeley Hall, 6 Hoskin Ave. 519-981- 8441. By donation. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz Concerts. U of T Jazz Orchestra; 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra; Dick Oatts, saxophone; Gordon Foote and Jim Lewis, conductors. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: York U Jazz Orchestra. Mike Cadó, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. March 19 at 8 pm PAVEL HAAS QUARTET ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Pavel Haas Quartet. Martinů: Quartet No.4, H.256; Bartók: Quartet No.4, Sz.91; Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Op.130; “Grosse Fuge” Op.133. Veronika Jarůšková, 1st violin; Marek Zwiebel, 2nd violin; Jiří Kabát, viola; Peter Jarůšek, cello. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50- ; (st). ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 World Tour. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. .50-.50. Friday March 20 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Haydn, Debussy, Ravel, Schumann and Rachmaninoff. Mathew Li, piano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●1:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Woodwind Chamber Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. ●●7:00: St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church/ RESound Choir of Durham. Mozart Requiem: Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary form. Requiem. Mozart. RESound Choir of Durham; Victor Cheng, conductor; Nathan Jeffrey, organ. St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 1148 Finch Ave., Pickering. 905-576-9398. A collection will be taken. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. Also Mar 21(2pm & 7:30pm); 22(2pm). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Ravel’s L’heure espagnole & Puccini’s Suor Angelica. Glenn Gould School Koerner Hall Opera; Nicolas Ellis, conductor; Michael Cavanagh, stage director. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. $25-. Also Mar 18. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Early Music Concerts: Giulio Cesare. Daniel Taylor, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. Also Mar 21. ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. The Muse and the Poet. Saint-Saëns: La muse et la poète; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Bartók: Concerto for orchestra. Maxim Bernard, piano; Nakwon Ghoi, violin; Hee Yeon Kim, cello; Kristian Alexander, conductor; Michael Berec, host. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-604-8339. -. 7:15pm pre-concert recital; 7:30pm pre-concert talk; intermission discussion. ●●8:00: Tapestry Opera. Songbook X. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Christopher Foley, piano. Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-537-6066. $25. Also Mar 21. ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective. Premieres IX. Works by Koochakzadeh-Yazdi, Volpini, Griffin, Samiei, Ariaratnam. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-456-7597. ; (sr/st/arts). Saturday March 21 ●●12:00 noon: Brian Katz & Ernie Tollar. Katz- Tollar. Brian Katz: guitar, piano, vocals; Ernie Tollar: saxophone, bansuri flute, ney flute. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. 416- 393-7157. Free. ●●1:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists Toronto. 6th Annual Bach Walk. Robert Dixon, organ. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-929-6400. Free. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. Also Mar 21(7:30pm); 22(2pm). ●●2:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists Toronto. 6th Annual Bach Walk. George Fung, organ. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-929-6400. Free. ●●2:00: York Harmony Chorus. Death by Chocolate. Martha DeClerq, conductor. Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Duncan Dr., Newmarket. 905-616-6436. $25. ●●3:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists Toronto. 6th Annual Bach Walk. Bill Maddox, organ. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-929-6400. Free. ●●6:00: Valerie Gordon. Fantasia: The Complete Violin Fantasies by Telemann. Patricia Ahern, Kailey Richards, Michelle Odorico, Rezan Onen-Lapointe, Valerie Gordon and others. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. valerie.n.gordon@gmail. com. Suggested donation: $25; (sr/st/arts workers). ●●7:00: West End Jazz. Ella & Louis. How High the Moon, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, Cheek to Cheek, What a Wonderful World; and other works. Alexander Brown, trumpet; Faith Amour, vocals. Atrium Banquet and Conference Centre, 5420 N. Service Rd., Burlington. 905-339-3486. (show); (dinner and show). 5:30pm: dinner. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. Also Mar 21(2pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Early Music Concerts: Giulio Cesare. Daniel Taylor, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. Also Mar 20. 2020 Bach Walk Celebrate Bach’s 335th Birthday! SATURDAY, MARCH 21 1:00pm: Christ Church Deer Park 1570 Yonge St. at Heath St. W Organ Recital with Robert Dixon 2:00pm: Calvin Presbyterian Church 26 Delisle Ave. (just west of Yonge St.) Organ Recital with George Fung 3:00pm: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge St. at Heath St. E Organ Recital with William Maddox Birthday Cake reception at the end of the day Free Admission (donations welcome) Info: 416-929-6400 rcco.ca/toronto-on thewholenote.com March 2020 | 55

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