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Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018

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In this issue: The WholeNote's 7th Annual TIFF TIPS guide to festival films with musical clout; soprano Erin Wall in conversation with Art of Song columnist Lydia Perovic, about more than the art of song; a summer's worth of recordings reviewed; Toronto Chamber Choir at 50 (is a few close friends all it takes?); and much more, as the 2018/19 season gets under way.


5TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON 18 19 TANYA TAGAQ QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, ISABEL BADER CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 390 KING STREET WEST, KINGSTON ONTARIO TICKETS: 613.533.2424 (M-F, 12:30-4:30 PM) SOLOISTS James Ehnes / Stephen Hough / Seong-Jin Cho Narek Hakhnazaryan / Jan Lisiecki ENSEMBLES Danish String Quartet / I Musici with Nareh Arghamanyan / Juilliard String Quartet Smetana Trio / Soundstreams Canada NEW! KINGSTON CONNECTION Owen Pallett / The Abrams / Kelli Trottier Miss Emily / The Pritneers JAZZ Shuffle Demons / GTA Swing Band Russell Drago / Tribute to Herb Alpert BAROQUE & BEYOND Rachel Podger and Juilliard415 Claire Jones / Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra GLOBAL Julie Fowlis / Alicia Svigals / Digging Roots KA’TAROHKWI FESTIVAL OF INDIGENOUS ARTS Dylan Robinson, Curator A remarkable festival of Indigenous music, drama, films, and multi-media events! National Arts Centre Orchestra / Tanya Tagaq Digging Roots / Jeremy Dutcher / Bracken Hanuse Corlett / Dean Hunt / Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen Tanya Lukin Linklater / Peter Morin and more! SPECIAL PERFORMANCES McGill Symphony Orchestra Beijing Guitar Duo / Open Voices Community Choir Okavango African Orchestra Yolanda Bruno (Winner of the Isabel Overton Bader Canadian Violin Competition) INNOVATORS SpiderWebShow FoldA: Festival of Live Digital Art / Eve Egoyan EarWitness KINGSTON CHILDREN’S CORNER Blue Canoe Productions / Triola The Isabel’s 5th Anniversary Season Benefactor JOSEPH S. STAUFFER FOUNDATION The Ka’tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts Benefactor ISABEL & ALFRED BADER FUND, A BADER PHILANTHROPY The Kingston Connection Series is supported by the J.P. BICKELL FOUNDATION Media Supporter Accommodation Sponsor

2401_Cover.indd 1 PRICELESS Vol 24 No 1 2018-08-22 2:27 PM Volume 24 No 1 | September 2018 sOlO seVeN Mark Djokic | violonist ON OUR COVER SEPTEMBER 2018 CONCERT LISTINGS | FEATURES | REVIEWS COVER STORY Ron Mann’s Carmine Street Guitars tops our 7th annual TIFF TIPS ART OF SONG “Making the Hard Things Funny” Soprano Erin Wall MUSIC THEATRE “I Call myself Princess” Paper Canoe and Native Earth in cahoots! DISCOVERIES A summer’s worth of recordings reviewed Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig in Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War COURTESY MONGREL MEDIA FEATURES This photo of Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig from Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War captures the chemistry and intimacy that characterizes the star-crossed lovers they portray. I saw the film on Day 4 of the Cannes Film Festival and was just as awash in its sights and sounds after I saw it again on Day 12. Knocked out by the electricity of the performers and the black and white cinematography, swept along by the soundtrack and just as taken by the musical and political backdrop. Pawlikowski’s screenplay was inspired by his parents’ turbulent 40-year relationship. Cold War is dedicated to them. — Paul Ennis ACD2 2748 A collection of pieces for solo violin by great Canadian composers. New Release! septembeR 14 7 OPENER | Instruments of Peace | DAVID PERLMAN 8 FEATURE| 24th Annual TIFF TIPS | PAUL ENNIS 14 FEATURE | A Singular Recognition | DAVID JAEGER 17 ART OF SONG | Soprano Erin Wall in Conversation | LYDIA PEROVIĆ 55 WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDEN | October’s Child | MJ BUELL 76 REMEMBERING | Celebrating the Life of Peter Longworth | DAVID PERLMAN Gaîté paRisieNNe Orchestre symphonique de Québec Fabien Gabel | conductor 17 ACD2 2757 From the waltz to the French cancan to the ballet, this program illustrates the perfect symbiosis between dance and French music. New Release! septembeR 21 G R I G O R I A N . C O M

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