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Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018

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  • October
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Presenters, start your engines! With TIFF and "back-to-work" out of the way, the regular concert season rumbles to life, and, if our Editor's Opener can be trusted, "Seeking Synergies" seems to be the name of the game. Denise Williams' constantly evolving "Walk Together Children" touching down at the Toronto Centre for the Arts; the second annual Festival of Arabic Music and Arts expanding its range; a lesson in Jazz Survival with Steve Wallace; the 150 presenter and performer profiles in our 19th annual Blue Pages directory... this is an issue that is definitely more than the sum of its parts.


BLUE PAGES 2018/19 SECTION II: ARTS SERVICES tomorrow’s singers at YAP’s/summer programs across Canada. Kathy Domoney 416-892-4382 ●●Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario The Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario, ECMA, has performed over 27 yearsof advocacy and leadership in the field of music education for young children. ECMA strives to feature a diverse sampling of various methods of sharing music with children ranging in age from birth through elementary. We support teachers, parents and care providers through workshops and newsletters. Members also have access to online resources and scholarships. ECMA values the importance of developmentally appropriate, high quality musical experiences in the lives of all children. Chris Marti 905-608-9636 ●●Linda Litwack Publicity Having begun her career as a summer reporter on the Winnipeg Tribune, arts publicist Linda Litwack is a long-practised matchmaker between artists and the media. Her services include various forms of writing and editing – from media releases and bios to radio spots, online postings and CD booklets – working with designers, photographers and other professionals, and, of course, liaising with the media. In addition to media, music and other contact lists, she maintains a list of friends, who receive notices of special events, often with a discount offer. Since leaving CBC Publicity (20 years in radio and 3 in TV), she has collaborated with a host of creative people on intriguing projects, mostly in classical music but also in other genres, theatre, books, TV documentaries and the visual arts. Among her longtime clients have been Show One Productions, pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico and soprano Denise Williams. Linda ran the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir for several years, and chaired its Program Committee. She is also a board member of the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Linda Litwack 416-782-7837 linda-litwack-15371320/ ●●Really Records Really Records, a division of Real World Artist Management Inc. shares incredible music through online music networks and live performances. The core team of J.D. Mowat, Janet Sonethsack and Faye Perkins, work closely with a broad cross-section of industry professionals to increase and enhance opportunities on behalf of its artists and clients. From its initial work building the evolving and ongoing business plan for Glenn Gould Limited, the Really Records’ mission is to support artist-entrepreneurs. The current roster of artists includes: Ron Davis, Janet Whiteway, Lily Frost, Nina Soyfer, the Glenn Gould Variations project, Zeynep Ozbilen, and others to be announced. These artists embody the great music that comes from a variety of traditions and cultures. Really Records is a strong proponent of cross-collaboration between music and other artforms, which leads to stronger business cross collaborations. Really Records, in conjunction with Real World Artist Management Inc. aligns an artist’s recording and media libraries with their live performance and other artistic goals, in order to broaden their career opportunities. Using a branding approach that focuses directly on their music, Really Records provide. Faye Perkins 416-843-9274 ●●Rebecca Davis Public Relations Rebecca Davis Public Relations provides publicity, media and communications services to musicians, arts organizations and record labels, specializing in classical, jazz and other niche genres. From offices in New York and Florida, RDPR brings a respected and enthusiastic voice, in-depth musical knowledge and broad promotional expertise to help artists achieve meaningful and impactful visibility in mainstream and specialist press. We boast a network of relationships with members of the media in print, on air and online that we reach through targeted pitching and creative storytelling. Our holistic approach to a client’s communications strategy involves refining and amplifying messaging to effectively reach audiences across all channels from websites and press materials to social media. Rebecca Davis PR has implemented successful media campaigns for A-list instrumentalists, singers, composers, ensembles an institutions including Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann, Danielle de Niese, Elīna Garanča, Bryn Terfel, Benjamin Beilman, Anne Akiko Meyers, Yuja Wang, Cantus, the Calidore String Quartet, Eric Whitacre and Osvaldo Golijov as well as institutions including the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Rebecca Davis 347-432-8832 ●●SPEAK Music SPEAK Music is a Canadian publicity and promotions company based in Toronto, Ontario. Our mission is to help discover new musical talent and reconnect established artists with the ever-changing Canadian media landscape. We specialize in genres from folk to indie, world music to jazz, country and blues to pop, and everything in between. With a focus on artist development, SPEAK Music has been providing encouragement and professional support to performing musicians, independent record labels, distributors, festivals, not-for-profit organizations, and music charities since March 2003. SPEAK Music has you covered in the media landscape, including press releases and album servicing, consulting, media training, reviews, features, interviews, premieres, non-commercial radio, and tour press. We want your music to be heard by as many media and music tastemakers as possible. Director and PR professional Beverly Kreller has extensive media and artist relations, publicity, special event, and production experience. Beverly has strong communications and writing skills, and is highly organized, motivated, enthusiastic, and results-oriented. She is also a musician; performing and touring regularly, in her widelyacclaimed duo “HOTCHA!”. Bev Kreller 416-922-3620 Updated online at B28 | theWholeNote 2018/19 PRESENTER PROFILES

A. Concerts in the GTA The WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 53. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 56. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 57. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 60. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from November 1 to December 7, 2018. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Monday October 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email to or by using the online form on our website. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to search for concerts by the zones on this map: Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Monday October 1 Lake Ontario ●●7:30: Chorisma. For the Beauty of the Earth. Choral music. Robert Richardson, conductor; Lona Richardson, accompaniment. Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905-731-8318. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Nimmons ‘n’ 95: Phil Nimmons and David Braid. Interview and performance. Heather Bambrick, host. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday October 2 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Russian Songs and Romances. Sviridov: Songs to Verses by Robert Burns; and other works. Oleg Tsibulko, bass; Stéphane Mayer, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. First-come, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Carolyn Farnand, violin. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Sae Yoon Chon, piano. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Fall for Dance North Festival: Paz de la Jolla. Music by Bohuslav Martinů. Justin Peck, choreographer. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. . Opens Oct 2, 7:30pm. Runs to Oct 6. Tues- Fri(7:30pm), Sat(2pm). October 2 at 8pm MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Marc-André Hamelin. Bach-Busoni: Chaconne; Feinberg: Sonata No.3 Op.3; Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Cypresses; Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-Flat Op.61; Chopin: Scherzo No.4 in E Op.54. Marc-André Hamelin, piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. .50-; (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Koerner Hall 10th Anniversary Gala: Kathleen Battle, Soprano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. For gala dinner and concert packages call 416-408-2824 x447. 0-0. Wednesday October 3 Quintessential Boccherini Oct 3 & 6, 2018 ●●12:00 noon: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters Chamber Series: Quintessential Boccherini. Boccherini: String Quintet. Elisa Citterio, violin; Cristina Zacharias, violin; Brandon Chui, viola; Christina Mahler, cello; Allen Whear, cello. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-964-6337. . Also Oct 6(at Temerty Theatre). ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Andrew Adair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. All are welcome. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Fall for Jazz. University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra; Gordon Foote, director. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First-come, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●7:00: Canadian Music Centre. Elinor Frey. New music for baroque cello. Elinor Frey, cello. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. -/-(adv). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Fall for Dance North Festival: Paz de la Jolla. See Oct 2. Also Oct 4, 5, 6(2pm). ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Joey Landreth and Vanessa Marie Carter. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. -. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Nielsen: Serenata in vano FS680; Françaix: Octet; Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Op.20. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -110. Pre-concert Talk at 7pm. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler Symphony 5. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Mahler: Symphony No.5. Javier Perianes, piano; Han-Na Chang, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Oct. 4. Thursday October 4 ● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Glancing Back, Looking Ahead. U of T Opera. Richard Bradshaw October 1 - November 7, 2018 | 43

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