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Volume 20 Issue 7 - April 2015

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FOR OPENERS | DAVID

FOR OPENERS | DAVID PERLMANAnd speaking of non-sequiturs ...Shouldn’t it follow that a mayor making pronouncements abouthow some city south by southwest of here has, gasp!, “a live musicguidebook and a smartphone app…and they help people find livemusic easily in the city,” would look around to see what we do havebefore throwing more top-down money to “grow our creative sector asa key to economic growth.” Nothing wrong with the sentiment, John.Just look around carefully at the bailiwick for what’s already inventedand make us all part of the solution. (I’ve underlined the previoussentence in the copy of the mag I’m mailing you and put a post-it noteon the page. I know (and am glad) you are busy.“Top down” inevitably means tapped out: “grass roots,” once abeautifully apt metaphor, has long been trampled down to the pointof losing its meaning. Why bother when for an executive salary of halfa million or so (plus another half million or so in contracting fees) youcan lower a giant Christmas tree or festival onto a city square any timeyou like, and have it appear to be alive for the couple of weeks thatpeople are paying attention. After that? Let the Games begin!I loved Nuit Blanche long before … that evening last fall, walkingthrough the Market and up the stairs to the roof of the KensingtonParking Garage to watch the people coming from all directions,drawn by grass-roots magic, to watch that laser beam emanating fromthat roof top, strung like a tight-wire rainbow telegraph, high overDundas Street, across MY city, to the side of the CN Tower, watching itshimmer as it cut through the rain.Faithful followers, should make a note of the fact that this(March 19 2015) is the earliest that I have settled on a title for thisOpener in the 19 years 6 months and 19 days that this publication hasbeen in print.And if you like the title, thank WholeNote stalwart, oboist KarenAges, who interrupted a Perlmaniacal rant about the Bethlehem,Pennsylvania Bach Festival (in which little town Bach’s music was aliving part of their liturgy, decades before Mendelssohn pronouncedBach to be risen from the dead)... “Speaking of non sequiturs,” Karensaid. “I’m going to get my hair cut on Monday instead, so as not tomiss our Friday Directories meeting.”Musicians with big ones, take note: the best way to protect alarge instrument (in this case Ben Stein’s theorbo) while visiting TheWholeNote office, is to leave it right out in the open, in the middleof the floor, so that even if the publisher doesn’t see it someone elsewill, just in time to stop said publisher from putting his foot into it.(The reason for Stein’s visit was to discuss an upcoming feature on ACappella singing as a genre in the upcoming May issue.)How Low Can You Get? Good question! Partial answers will befound at Flute Street’s “And the Giant Began to Dance” concert April 12at Christ Church Deer Park, featuring something called a sub-contrabassflute. And at Associates of the TSO’s “Don’t Always Have FunWithout Me! The Double Bass is Here!” at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre onApril 12 – the very next day. Deep. Very deep.We called it our Canary Pages because we were advised that certainpeople would sue our tushies off if we called it the Choral YellowPages. Now as we enter the home stretch on our 13th annual Canarypages (the deadline is four inches to the north by northeast of thissentence), the official explanation is that the metaphor derives fromthe practice of miners using canaries to detect methane gas. Nocanaries singing means DANGER! CALL THE MAYOR.publisher@thewholenote.comThe WholeNote VOLUME 20 NO 7| APRIL 1, 2015 – MAY 7, 2015Centre for Social Innovation720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4PHONE 416-323-2232 | FAX 416-603-4791Publisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comChairman of the Board | Allan Pulkerdirectors@thewholenote.comEDITORIALManaging Editor | Paul Enniseditorial@thewholenote.comRecordings Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comSocial Media Editor | Sara Constanteditorial@thewholenote.comListings Editor | David Perlman (acting)listings@thewholenote.comClub Listings Editor | Bob Benjazz@thewholenote.comSALES, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIPConcerts & Events/Membership | Karen Agesmembers@thewholenote.comRecord Industry Sales/Marketing | Thom McKercherthom@thewholenote.comDirectory Sales and Services | Adrienne Surteessummer@thewholenote.comAdvertising/Production Support/OperationsJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comClassified Ads | classad@thewholenote.comWebsite/Systems | Bryson WinchesterSystems Intern | Kevin Kingsystems@thewholenote.comCirculation/Subscriptions | Chris Malcolmcirculation@thewholenote.comSUBSCRIPTIONS per year + HST (9 issues)THANKS TO THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORSBeat ColumnistsHans de Groot, Jack MacQuarrie, Benjamin Stein,Paul Ennis, David Olds, David Podgorski,Ori Dagan, Wendalyn Bartley, Bob Ben,mJ buell, Christopher Hoile, Andrew TimarFeaturesSara Constant, Paul Ennis, Diane DoigCD ReviewersStuart Broomer, Max Christie, Hans de Groot,Daniel Foley, Janos Gardonyi, Tiina Kiik, RogerKnox, Alison Melville, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke,Michael Schwartz, Bruce Surtees, Andrew Timar,Robert Tomas, Ken Waxman, Dianne WellsProofreadingJohn Sharpe, Paul Ennis,Sara Constant, Karen AgesListingsDavid Perlman, Bob Ben,Tilly Kooyman, JennieLea McLeish,Ruth Atwood, Simone DesiletsCirculation TeamAbram Bergen, Andrew Schaefer, Beth Bartley,Bob Jerome, Dagmar Sullivan, Dave Taylor,Garry Page, Gero Hajek, Jack Buell, Jeff Hogben,Joan Andrews, John Dodington, Lorna Nevison,Mark Clifford, Micah Herzog, Niamh Malcolm,Patrick Slimmon, Paul Ennis, Randy Weir, RobertFaulkner, Sharon Clark, Tiffany Johnson, TomSepp, Vicki Stainton, Wende BartleyLayout & DesignBryson Winchesteran Ontario government agencyun organisme du gouvernement de l’OntarioUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings DeadlineWednesday April 8Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Wednesday April 15Classifieds Deadline6pm Thursday April 23Advertising Materials Due6pm Monday April 20Publication DateThursday April 30Volume 20 No 8 coversMay 1, 2015 to June 7, 2015WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibility orliability for claims made for any product or servicereported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementApril 2015: 30,000 printed & distributedCanadian Publication Product Sales Agreement1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.Centre for Social Innovation503–720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4COPYRIGHT © 2015 WHOLENOTE MEDIA INCthewholenote.com6 | April 1 - May 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

LOOK! LEARN!LISTEN!THE BLUE PAGESA rich resource for musicians and all lovers of live music,with detailed profiles of Southern Ontario’s live music makersand their current seasons. Printed in the October editionof The WholeNote and updated year-round on our website.THE CANARY PAGESThe WholeNote’s annual guide to the extraordinary choraldiversity of Southern Ontario. An invaluable resource foranyone seeking a choir to join or choral concerts to enjoy.Printed in our May edition and searchable online at any time.Deadline April 6 COMING IN MAY 2015!THE GREEN PAGES GUIDE TO SUMMERMUSIC FESTIVALS AND EVENTSThere’s so much to enjoy - you’ll want a copy at homeand one in your summer travel bag.Printed in our Summer edition (June, July & August).Don’t miss our enhanced coverage online.Deadline May 5 COMING IN JUNE 2015!16 TH AnnualBLUEPAGESMusical guides online, all the timethewholenote.com/resourcesINDEX OF ADVERTISERSAcademy Concert Series38Amadeus Choir 25, 35Amici Chamber Ensemble35Annex Singers 38Arts Media Project 57Associates of the TSO 36ATMA 5Aurora Cultural Centre10, 44Bach Children’s Chorus22Bloor Street United Church57Brookside MusicAssociation 47Canadian Opera Company16, 61Canadian Sinfonietta 10,34Canstage 79Cantemus 22Cathedral Bluffs SymphonyOrchestra 17, 39Chamber Music Society ofMississauga 39Christ Church Deer ParkJazz Vespers 29Eglinton St George’s UnitedChurch 41Elmer Iseler Singers 25,38, 46Etobicoke Centennial Choir35Flute Street 36High Notes AvanteProductions 13, 45Hymn Society, SouthernOntario chapter 54I FURIOSI BaroqueEnsemble 34International ResourceCentre for PerformingArtists 55Jazz Bistro 57Lawrence Park CommnityChurch 24Lisa Chisholm 57LizPR 57Long & McQuade 21MCS Chorus 41Meredith Hall 43Metro Youth Opera 40Micah Barnes 46Mississauga Festival Choir47Mississauga SymphonyOrchestra 42Mooredale Concerts 36Mozart Project, The 36Music at Metropolitan 33,34, 46Music at Metropolitan- Noon at Met 34Music Gallery 39Music Toronto 3, 9,Musicians in Ordinary 45Nagata Shachu 35Nathaniel Dett Chorale 23New Music Concerts 33Norm Pulker 57Oakham House Choir 41Off Centre Music Salon 26One Big Song 38ORGANIX 31Orpheus Choir 24Pasquale Bros 54Pax Christi 25, 55Peggy Baker DanceProjects 19Peter Mahon 25Remenyi House of Music13Roy Thomson Hall 23Royal Canadian College ofOrganists, Toronto 53Royal Conservatory 14, 33,41, 42, 43, 80Samantha Chang 57Sara Constant 41Scarborough Philharmonic44Sine Nomine 40Sinfonia Toronto 34, 45Soundstreams 37St. James’ Cathedral 11St. Olaves 40St. Philips’ Jazz Vespers30Steinway Piano Gallery 7Syrinx Sunday Salons 36,46Tafelmusik 2, 40Tallis Choir 45The Sound Post 17Toronto Centre for the Arts56Toronto Consort 4, 21Toronto Operetta Theatre26Toronto Summer MusicAcademy and Festival 63Toronto SymphonyOrchestra 34, 43, 77Village Voices 45Visual and Performing ArtsNewmarket 45VOCA Chorus 44Women’s Musical Club ofToronto 4, 12, 37Wychwood Clarinet Choir47thewholenote.com April 1 - May 7, 2015 | 7

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