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Volume 24 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2019

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  • August
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In this issue: The Toronto Brazilian bateria beat goes on; TD Jazz in Yorkville is three years young; Murray Schafer's earliest Wilderness forays revisited; cellist/composer Cris Derksen's Maada'ookkii Songlines to close Luminato (and it's free!); our 15th annual Green Pages summer music guide; all this and more in our combined June/July/August issue now available in flipthrough format here and on stands starting Thursday May 30.

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an Ontario government agency The WholeNote VOLUME 24 NO 9 | SUMMER 2019 Centre for Social Innovation 720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4 PHONE 416-323-2232 | FAX 416-603-4791 Publisher/Editor in Chief | David Perlman publisher@thewholenote.com Chairman of the Board | Allan Pulker directors@thewholenote.com EDITORIAL Managing Editor | Paul Ennis editorial@thewholenote.com Recordings Editor | David Olds discoveries@thewholenote.com Digital Media Editor | Sara Constant editorial@thewholenote.com Social Media Editor | Danial Jazaeri dan@thewholenote.com Listings Editor | John Sharpe listings@thewholenote.com jazz@thewholenote.com SALES, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP Concert & Event Advertising / Membership | Karen Ages members@thewholenote.com Advertising Art /Production Support / Operations Jack Buell | adart@thewholenote.com Classified Ads | classad@thewholenote.com Website/Systems Support | Kevin King systems@thewholenote.com Circulation/Subscriptions | Chris Malcolm circulation@thewholenote.com SUBSCRIPTIONS per year + HST (9 issues)* *international subscriptions: additional postage applies THANKS TO THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS Beat Columnists Wendalyn Bartley, Brian Chang, Paul Ennis, Christopher Hoile, Jack MacQuarrie, Jennifer Parr, Lydia Perović, Colin Story, Andrew Timar, Steve Wallace, Matthew Whitfield Features Stuart Broomer, Paul Ennis, Robert Harris, David Jaeger, David Perlman, Lydia Perović, Cathy Riches, Colin Story CD Reviewers Alex Baran, Stuart Broomer, Max Christie, Raul da Gama, Janos Gardonyi, Tiina Kiik, Roger Knox, Pamela Margles, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, David Olds, Ted Parkinson, Ivana Popovic, Cathy Riches, Terry Robbins, Michael Schulman, Andrew Scott, Sharna Searle, Bruce Surtees, Andrew Timar, Ken Waxman Proofreading Sara Constant, Paul Ennis, Danial Jazaeri, John Sharpe Listings Team Ruth Atwood, Tilly Kooyman, John Sharpe, Gary Heard, Colin Story, Katie White Design Team Kevin King, Susan Sinclair Circulation Team Lori Sandra Aginian, Wende Bartley, Beth Bartley / Mark Clifford, Jack Buell, Sharon Clark, Manuel Couto, Paul Ennis, Robert Faulkner, Terry Gaeeni, James Harris, Micah Herzog, Jeff Hogben, Bob Jerome, Chris Malcolm, Luna Walker-Malcolm, Sheila McCoy, Lorna Nevison, Garry Page, Andrew Schaefer, Tom Sepp, Julia Tait, Dave Taylor un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario BEAT BY BEAT 26 Classical & Beyond | PAUL ENNIS 28 World View | ANDREW TIMAR 31 Music Theatre | JENNIFER PARR 32 In with the New | WENDALYN BARTLEY 34 Art of Song | LYDIA PEROVIĆ 36 On Opera | CHRISTOPHER HOILE 38 Choral Scene | BRIAN CHANG 40 Early Music | MATTHEW WHITFIELD 42 Jazz Notes | STEVE WALLACE 43 Bandstand | JACK MACQUARRIE 78 Mainly Clubs, Mostly Jazz | COLIN STORY LISTINGS 54 Summer Festival Listings 60 A | Concerts in the GTA 70 B | Concerts Beyond the GTA 76 C | Music Theatre 77 D | In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) 80 E | The ETCeteras 45 -53 SPECIAL SECTION THE GREEN PAGES SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE DISCOVERIES: RECORDINGS REVIEWED 67 Editor’s Corner | DAVID OLDS 69 Strings Attached | TERRY ROBBINS 70 Keyed In | ALEX BARAN 72 Vocal 73 Classical and Beyond 77 Modern and Contemporary 78 Jazz and Improvised Music 80 Pot Pourri 82 Something in the Air | KEN WAXMAN 83 Old Wine, New Bottles | BRUCE SURTEES MORE 6 Contact Information 7 Upcoming dates and deadlines 83 Classified Ads 2019 GREEN PAGES 15th Annual Summer Music Guide 6 | June | July | August 2019 thewholenote.com

FOR OPENERS | DAVID PERLMAN Once On A Time, Wikipedia tells us, is the title of a fairy tale created by A. A. Milne, written in 1917. I remember being baffled by it as a child, feeling as though it wasn’t really for me. But the title stuck, and I was searching for one for this opener, so I thought what the heck, and the table of contents already having gone to the printer, now I am stuck with it. Milne’s own introduction to the book begins with the words “‘This is an odd book” by the way, and I suppose the same thing could be said of this, and indeed every, summer issue of The WholeNote, covering, as it does a full three months rather than our more usual monthly cycle. Once on a time we used to do a June issue like the others and then follow it with a combined July/August only. But as global warping has steadily played havoc with when the regular season ends and the lazy, hazy days of summer start, it has become increasingly difficult to neatly define where one stops and the other starts. Add to all this the explosion of summer events, large and small, and the task of laying it all out in orderly fashion for you, the reader becomes well-nigh impossible; and giving editorial credit where it is due, to the explosion of creative and communal summer music becomes a depressingly arbitrary exercise. All is not lost though: our annual green pages guide to summer music (page 45 and following) offers tantalizing glimpses into dozens of musical events, province-wide and beyond, and ways to access detailed information for those that strike your fancy. As for our editorial coverage, think of our writers as slightly tipsy Virgils to you, the reader’s Dante: more than happy to be your guide, but more likely to guide you down their chosen path than yours. In other words, enjoy their passion (and occasionally even humour), but take their recommendations with a healthy grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of your favourite tequila. And please, stay tuned over the coming months via our electronic media. We’ll be posting regularly to our website, updating listings as the summer goes, and publishing our between-print-cycle e-letter, HalfTones, usually only once a month, on an accelerated basis. So if you haven’t already, do consider signing on. Back to A.A. Milne for a moment, though: I may have opened a bit of a Pandora’s box by so glibly snitching its title, because as I write this I find myself once again with the queasy feeling the book gave me as a child. The Wiki entry perhaps offers some clues: “Milne created the story to contain believable, three-dimensional characters, rather than the stereotypes which will satisfy children” it opines. “Hence it introduces us to a princess who is far from helpless; a prince who, whilst handsome, is also pompous and vain; an enchantment which is almost entirely humorous; a villain who is not entirely villainous and receives no real comeuppance; a good king who is not always good; an evil king who is not always evil, and so on.” I thought it was supposed to be fantasy. Reads more, from this description, like the daily news. Oh well. Take your musical comfort where you can. And we’ll see you on the other side. publisher@thewholenote.com Upcoming Dates & Deadlines for our SEPTEMBER 2019 edition Free Event Listings Deadline Midnight, Thursday August 8 Display Ad Reservations Deadline 6pm Thursday August 15 Advertising Materials Due 6pm Monday August 19 Classifieds Deadline 6pm Saturday August 24 Publication Date Tuesday August 27 (online) Thursday August 29 (print edition) Volume 25 No 1 “SEPTEMBER” will list events September 1 to October 7, 2019 WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibility or liability for claims made for any product or service reported on or advertised in this issue Printed in Canada Couto Printing & Publishing Services Circulation Statement MAY 2019 30,000 printed & distributed Canadian Publication Product Sales Agreement 1263846 ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTE Publications Mail Agreement #40026682 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: WholeNote Media Inc. Centre for Social Innovation 503–720 Bathurst Street Toronto ON M5S 2R4 COPYRIGHT © 2019 WHOLENOTE MEDIA INC thewholenote.com thewholenote.com June | July | August 2019| 7

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