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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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●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. In Concert. Alexandra Christodimou and Yannis Petridis, guitars. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416- 964-8298 or guitarsocietyoftoronto.com. ; (sr); (st); (adv); (sr adv); $25(st adv). ●●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 20. ●●9:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Prince Yannick. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (members). Sunday March 22 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music & Truffles: Andrew Wan, Violin and Charles Richard-Hamelin, Piano. All-Beethoven program. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 922-3714 x103. . ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet. See Mar 11. ●●2:00: Toyich International Projects. Boyanna Toyich: Inspiring Life Through Music. A Chamber Music Concert in support of “The Boyanna Toyich Leadership in Music Scholarship”. Chamber works by Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel and others. Chamber musicians and vocalists; Guest: Klaritas Vocal Ensemble. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 346-1955. By donation. All proceeds used to establish the scholarship at the University of Toronto. ●●3:00: York University Department of Music. York University Concert & Chamber Choir. Works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Dvořák. John Holland, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Andrew Wan, Violin and Charles Richard-Hamelin, Piano. Beethoven Violin Sonatas: No.4 in a Op.23 No.10; No.10 in G Op.96; No.9 in A Op.47 “Kreutzer”. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (sr); (under 30). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz A. Concerts in the GTA Vespers. Works by Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan. The Jeru Quartet. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●4:30: Vic Chorus/Emmanuel College TST Choir. An Afternoon of Sacred Jazz. Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass; and other works. Professional guest jazz instrumental ensemble; Taylor Sullivan, Peter Merrick and Swee Hong Lim, conductors. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-585-4521. Free. Taiko Returns Sunday March 22 2020 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Taiko Returns. Barbara Croall: Mijidwewinan (Messages), for Anishinaabekwe soloist and orchestra; Christopher Goddard: Piano Concerto, concerto for piano and orchestra; Eugene Astapov: A Still Life, for soprano and orchestra; Maki Ishii: Mono-Prism for taiko drumming group and orchestra. Shannon Mercer, soprano; Nagata Schachu, taiko drumming group; Eugene Astapov, conductor; Christopher Goddard, piano; Barbara Croall, Anishinaabekwe soloist (vocals/traditional flute); Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . 7:15pm: pre-concert chat. Monday March 23 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Brass Chamber Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. We the Broadway North. A celebration of musical theatre. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. Tuesday March 24 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Michelle Lin, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: Canadian Chinese Society for the Arts. Winter Waltz Concert. Works by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Johann Strauss II. Angela Wang, violin; CCSA Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Vena, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. From . ●●7:30: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun: 5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-373-8231. 0-0. Also Mar 25(2pm); 26(7:30pm); 27(7:30pm); 28(2pm & 7:30pm); 29(1pm). TENEBRAE MOSAIC Canadian Vocal Ensemble Soloists Soprano: Emily Canning, Cellist: Samuel Bisson March 24 and March 31 ●●7:30: Mosaic Canadian Vocal Ensemble. Tenebrae Religious Service. Members of St. Michael’s Choir School Alumni. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (Mississauga), 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga. 416-571-3680. Freewill offering appreciated. Wednesday March 25 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: York University R&B Ensemble. Mike Cadó director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Matthew Larkin, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun: 5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn. See Mar 24. Also Mar 26(7:30pm); 27(7:30pm); 28(2pm & 7:30pm); 29(1pm). ●●7:30: Array Space/Frank Horvat. Earth Hour Music: An Introspective Piano Earth Hour Music FRANK HORVAT piano MARCH 25-29 www.frankhorvat.com Experience in the Dark. Horvat: Earth Hour 2. Frank Horvat, piano. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-434-7870. /$25(Mar 28). Also Mar 26, 27, 28(7pm), 29(2:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, vocalist. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free and open to the public. Thursday March 26 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Dénes Vàrjon, piano. 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: Chamber Music Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Array Space/Frank Horvat. Earth Hour Music: An Introspective Piano Experience in the Dark. See Mar 25. Also Mar 27(7:30pm); 28(7pm), 29(2:30pm). ●●7:30: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun: 5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn. See Mar 24. Also Mar 27(7:30pm); 28(2pm & 7:30pm); 29(1pm). ●●7:30: Onstage Uxbridge. The Mikado. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S., Uxbridge. onstageuxbridge.com. $25. Opens Mar 26, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 4. Thurs-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). BACH ST JOHN PASSION Mar 26–29, 2020 Koerner Hall tafelmusik.org ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Bach St. John Passion. Jana Miller, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Charles Daniels, tenor; William Sharp, baritone; Andrew Mahon, bass-baritone; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From (Thur, Fr, Sat)/ from (Sun); discounts for sr/under 36/under 19. Also Mar 27, 28, 29(mat). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Symphony Orchestra. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Piano Erhu 56 | March 2020 thewholenote.com

Piano Erhu Project THU.MAR.26 TRINITY-ST.PAUL’S CENTRE www.NewMusicConcerts.com Project. Works written for the PEP ensemble by Dorothy Chang; Alice Ho; Terri Hron; Jocelyn Morlock; Serra Hwang; and others. Nicole Ge Li, erhu; Cory Hamm, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-961-9594. ; $25(sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm: pre-concert talk. ●●8:00 Aaron Davis. Circle of Friends. Original compositions from his upcoming new recording, in collaboration with Dylan Bell, Gabriel Davis, Lori Cullen, Suba Sankaran, Maryem Tollar, and others. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto. 416-588- 0307 or eventbrite (Dinner reservations, from 6:30pm, guarantee seating) Friday March 27 ●●12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: York University Classical Guitar Ensemble. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Brahms: 3 Intermezzi Op.117; 6 Klavierstücke Op.118; Variations on a Theme by R. Schumann Op.23. Asher Armstrong, piano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Parlami d’Amore (Speak to me of love). Operatic repertory from three centuries. 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: Array Space/Frank Horvat. Earth Hour Music: An Introspective Piano Experience in the Dark. See Mar 25. Also Mar 28(7pm), 29(2:30pm). ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night: Creative Voices. Coffee-house-style folk music concert. Quebec Fiddle Group Genticorum. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun: 5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn. See Mar 24. Also Mar 28(2pm & 7:30pm); 29(1pm). ●●7:30: Onstage Uxbridge. The Mikado. See Mar 26. Also Mar 28(2pm & 7:30pm); 29(2pm); Apr 2(7:30pm); 3(7:30pm); 4(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Bach St. John Passion. Jana Miller, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Charles Daniels, tenor; William Sharp, baritone; Andrew Mahon, bass-baritone; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From (Thur, Fr, Sat)/ from (Sun); discounts for sr/under 36/under 19. Also Mar 26, 28, 29(mat). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Symphony Concerts. Jacob: 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. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●8:00: Canadian Music Centre. Brodie West Quintet. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. -. ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Silver Anniversary Gala. Etobicoke Swing Orchestra. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570 or tickets@eccb.ca. ; free(child under 12). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. The Swirl of Humanity. Shostakovich: Symphony No.10; Brahms: Tragic Overture; EPO Composer Competition Winner. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239- 5665. ; $25/(adv sr); (st). Friday, March 27, 8:00 p.m. Pre-show chat, 7:15 p.m. www.exultate.net ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Brahms’s Requiem: An Intimate Performance of the Great Masterwork. Mark Ramsay, conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. ; $25(sr); (arts workers/under 30); (st). 7:15pm: pre-concert talk by Dr. Ryan McClelland, and musical demonstrations. Saturday March 28 ●●2:00: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun: 5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn. See Mar 24. Also Mar 28(7:30pm); 29(1pm). ●●2:00: Onstage Uxbridge. The Mikado. See Mar 26. Also Mar 28(7:30pm); 29(2pm); Apr 2(7:30pm); 3(7:30pm); 4(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●2:00: RESOUND Choir. Eine Kleine Mozart. Mozart: Requiem; Te Deum; Sancta Maria; Regina Coeli; Ave Verum. Simcoe Street United Church, 66 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa. 905-718-0533. $25; (youth). Also 7:00pm. ●●3:00: Neapolitan Connection - Musical Matinées at Montgomery’s Inn. Springtime in Paris! Lucia Barcari violin; Anna Shaleykevich, piano. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 416-231-0006 or neapolitanconnection.com. -. Tea, historical tour(2:15pm), cookies included. ●●4:00: Chris Daniels. Climax Jazz Matinée. Dorothy Rose, chanteuse. Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Dr. 416-467-8682. Free. ●●4:30: Hope United Church. Jazz Vespers. Barry Livingston Group. 2550 Danforth Ave. 416-691-9682. PWYC. ●●7:00: Array Space/Frank Horvat. Earth Hour Music: An Introspective Piano Experience in the Dark. See Mar 25. Also Mar 29(2:30pm). ●●7:00: RESOUND Choir. Eine Kleine Mozart. Mozart: Requiem; Te Deum; Sancta Maria; Regina Coeli; Ave Verum. Simcoe Street United Church, 66 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa. 905-718-0533. $25; (youth). Also 2:00pm. ●●7:00: St. Francis Centre for the Arts. Nina Simone: A Tribute. My Baby Just Cares for Me, I Put a Spell on You, Backlash Blues, Four Women, Feeling Good; and other works. Faith Amour, vocals; Adrean Farrugia, piano; Roger Williams, bass; Chris Wallace, drums. 78 Church St. S., Ajax. 905-619-2529. . ●●7:30: Academy Concert Series. Goin’ Fishing! ACS Casts Its Line. Chan: Salmon Quintet; Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet in c; Schubert: Piano Quintet in A D667 “The Trout”. Phil Chiu, piano; Amanda Goodburn, violin; Emily Eng, viola; Kerri McGonigle, cello; Joseph Philips, bass. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-629- 3716 or academyconcertseries.com. PWYC. ●●7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra. In Unity, Victory. Beethoven: Incidental Music to Egmont Op.84; Symphony No.7 in A Op.92. Rebecca Gray, soprano; Andrew Chung, conductor. Church of St. Peter and St. Simonthe-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. ccorchestra.org. ; (st); (under 12). ●●7:30: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun: 5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn. See Mar 24. Also Mar 29(1pm). ●●7:30: Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir. Musical Bookends. First United Church (Mississauga), 151 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga. mfchoir.com/contact.html. -. ●●7:30: Onstage Uxbridge. The Mikado. See Mar 26. Also Mar 29(2pm); Apr 2(7:30pm); 3(7:30pm); 4(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Puccini’s Il Tabarro & Gianni Schicchi. Taylor Gibbs, baritone (Marcele); Angela Gibbon, soprano (Giorgetta); Cian Horrobin, tenor (Il Tinca); Danlie Ray Acebuque, baritone (Schicchi); Georgia Perdikopalous, soprano (Lauretta) and others. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Bach St. John Passion. Jana Miller, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Charles Daniels, tenor; William Sharp, baritone; Andrew Mahon, bass-baritone; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From (Thur, Fr, Sat)/ from (Sun); discounts for sr/under 36/under 19. Also Mar 26, 27, 29(mat). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble Concerts: COUNTERPOINT C O M M U N I T Y O R C H E S T R A CANADA’S FIRST LGBTQ+ ORCHESTRA 2019/2020 Season In Unity, Victory Beethoven’s Egmont and Symphony No.7 Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:30PM | THE St.Peter and St.Simon the Apostle Church 525 Bloor Street East - Toronto, ON tickets at ccorchestra.org thewholenote.com March 2020 | 57

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