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Volume 26 Issue 3 - November 2020

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Alanis Obomsawin's art of life; fifteen Exquisite Departures; UnCovered re(dis)covered; jazz in the kitchen; three takes on managing record releases in times of plague; baroque for babies; presenter directory (blue pages) part two; and, here at the WholeNote, work in progress on four brick walls (or is it five?). All this and more available in flipthrough HERE, and in print Tuesday Nov 3.

Remembrance. A choral

Remembrance. A choral perspective of Canada’s Indigenous Veterans. Balfour: Notinikew (excerpts); other works. Simon Rivard, conductor; Andrew Balfour, guest curator; Elder Dr. Duke Redbird; Cris Derkson, cello; Brian Solomon, dance; Camerata Nova; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Free, donations welcome. Remembrance. LIVESTREAM. Friday November 13 ● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast S41E05. SPOGreatMusic Podcast featuring interviews with special guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Find updated information and themes on our website Today’s theme: Beethoven: The Man and His Chamber Music - Part 2. PODCAST. Saturday November 14 ● 8:00: Elora Singers. Hope & Refuge. Jake Runestad: The Hope of Loving (song cycle); works by Ola Gjeilo, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Jonathan Dove, Stephen Paulus, Dolly Parton, and Jeff Enns. Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Choose your price. For tickets, ONLINE. Available to Dec 4. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. World Music & Recovered Concerts Series: Kuné – Canada’s Global Orchestra and Moskitto Bar. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or FREE LIVESTREAM. Thursday November 19 ● 7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Happy 250th Birthday, Herr Beethoven! Works for violin, cello and piano. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. 519-615-0163 or ; (sr); (student with id); (child under 10); (young adult pass-30 years and under); (streamed tickets-adult). All tickets must be purchased in advance. LIVE. Friday November 20 ● 2:00: Art Gallery of Ontario. AGO Live: Hello from the Other Side - Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Recognizing the powerful Events by Date impact that music has in enriching and inspiring lives, especially during challenging times, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has been resolute in finding ways to perform despite the circumstances. As an alternative to its previously scheduled performances at Roy Thomson Hall, TSO musicians will spend the coming year performing in smaller ensembles and connecting with audiences throughout the GTA. Art Gallery of Ontario, Walker Court, 317 Dundas St. W. Free with gallery admission. Also at 4pm. Please book a timedentry ticket at LIVE. ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. GGS Operas Series: Glenn Gould School Fall Opera: Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins” and William Bolcom’s “Lucrezia”. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or Free. ONLINE ● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Music Performance S41E04. New music performances by members and friends of the SPO. Full performance details on spo. ca. Today’s theme: Beethoven: The Man and His Chamber Music - Part 2. ONLINE. Saturday November 21 ● 7:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Johan Smith. Registration is required in advance via Eventbrite. Suggested donation of per person can be made during Registration. Contact or call 416-964-8298. ONLINE. ● 8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Stephane Wrembel et ses invités. This prolific and virtuoso French guitarist has released a constant stream of music since 2006 and has established himself as one of the most original artists in contemporary music. Prepurchase tickets at events/detail/786. LIVESTREAM. Nov 21 7:30: Toronto Mozart Players. TMP presents … Leopold Mozart: Trumpet Concerto; W.A. Mozart: Horn Duos; Arias; David Bowser: Canon for Five Voices in Self-Isolation; Sonata for Unaccompanied Trumpet. Diane Doig and Neil Spaulding, horns; Andrew McCandless, trumpet; Amy Moodie, soprano; Rachel Miller, mezzo soprano; David Walsh, tenor. Visit for tickets and information. Free, donations welcome. Sunday November 22 ● ORMTA Central Toronto Branch. Online Composition Master Class. Submission deadline: Nov 13 @ 11:59pm. Information at 416-485-6562. . In celebration of Canada Music Week (Nov 22-28), ORMTA Central Toronto Branch is holding a Composition Master Class with composer clinician Christopher Norton. In this online composition master class, Connections and MicroJazz composer Christopher Norton will help refine new works by first-time and seasoned composers. Participants will submit scores and recordings of their works for Mr. Norton to review. He will send feedback in some combination of written comments, video response, and score annotations, highlighting strengths, giving suggestions for next steps, and perhaps suggesting related works for score study and listening. Contact for submission information. ONLINE MASTERCLASS. ● 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters Series: Elliot Madore – Let Beauty Awake. Works by Fauré, Vaughn-Williams, and Samuel Barber. Elliot Madore, baritone; Rachel Andrist, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or From . LIVE. ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Charles Richard Hamelin with Rolston String Quartet. All-Beethoven program, with special guest Jeffrey Beecher. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or LIVE AND LIVESTREAM ● 4:00: Travel by Sound. Paul DeLong’s ONE WORD. Fusion classics from The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Jeff Beck and Return to Forever. Paul DeLong, drums; Marco Luciani, keyboards; Michael Murray, guitar; Victoria Yeh, electric violin; Steve Lucas, bass. Virtually from the Simcoe Street Theatre. Enjoy the concert at VictoriaYeh- or call 416-799-0737. single concert or 0 for Full-Series Pass (6 concerts). Travel by Sound runs September 2020 - February 2021. Get Unlimited replays until the end of March 2021. ON DEMAND. Friday November 27 ● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast S41E06. Podcast featuring special guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Today’s theme: Celebrating the SPO’s 40th anniversary Online (Special Extended Episode). Full details at PODCAST. ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera presents A Little Night Music. Join us for an operatic concert with repertoire ranging from Mozart to Sondheim. Individual links to each concert will be posted closer to the event date. ONLINE. Also Nov 28. All programs are subject to change. Sadturday November 28 ● 8:00: New Music Concerts/Tapestry Opera. Love Songs - a chamber opera. Wallace Halladay, saxophone; Xin Wang, soprano. Broadcast from Koerner Hall. Information: Free. LIVESTREAM. Sunday November 29 ● 4:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Leslie Kinton Celebrates Beethoven. 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. . Also 7 pm. LIVE. ● 3:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Vivaldi: concerto for violin/cello inBb, RV 547’ Reinhold Glière: 8 Pieces for violin and cello, op 39; Zoltàn Kodàly: Duo for violin and cello, op 7; Giovanni Bottesini: Gran Duo concertante for violin and bass. Jung Tsai,violin; Rebecca Morton, cello; Talia Hatcher, doublebass.; Beth Ann de Sousa, piano (in the concerto). First United Church (King & William, Waterloo). 519-886-1673. ; (st). LIVE. Thursday December 3 ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Beethoven 250 Festival & Power Corporation of Canada Vocal Concerts Series with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra conducted by Johannes Debus. Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D Op.36, first movement; Weber: “Nein, länger trag’ ich nicht die Qualen” from Der Freischütz; Livestreaming, Zooming, Facebook Live? Just follow this link! Online concerts, fundraisers, workshops, masterclasses? Updated Weekly Share your details so we can publish them! 26 | November 2020

Schubert: “Erlkönig,” D.328 Op.1 (arr. Berlioz); Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Op.36, second movement; Schubert: “Ihr Bild” from Schwanengesang D.957 (arr. Webern) and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. -0. LIVE & LIVESTREAMED. Friday December 4 ● 7:30: Upper Canada Choristers/Cantemos. Comfort and Joy: A Holiday Offering. Livestreamed from Grace Church on-the- Hill, Toronto on YouTube and on Facebook. With Hye Won Cecilia Lee, piano. Works include Vivaldi’s Gloria and the song “Comfort and Joy” with music by Laurie Evan Fraser and words by Jacqui Atkin, co-founders of the Choristers and Cantemos. The song is dedicated to the memory of beloved tenor chorister Bill Briggs, who passed away in September after a lengthy illness. Cantemos will sing three Villancicos de Navidad (Christmas Carols) from Spain written in 1556: Dadme albricias hijos d’Eva, No la devemos dormir, and Riu, Riu, Chiu. The audience will also be invited to sing along with some favourite carols. For information visit the Upper Canada Choristers Website at, email info@uppercanadachoristers. org or call 416-256-0510. LIVESTREAM. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Ashley MacIsaac with Special Guests Jully Black & Madison Violet. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208 or - 5. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. Saturday December 5 ● 7:00: Orchestra Toronto. An Indigo Christmas: Great Joy II with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Michael Newnham, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St. 416-733-0545. -; (sr); (OTOpus); (child). LIVE. ● 8:00: The Elora Singers. A Quiet Village. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; Tawnie Olson: Scel Iem Duib; and Marie-Claire Saindon: Constellation. Julia Seager-Scott, harp; Mark Vuorinen, conductor. For tickets, Choose your price. ONLINE. Available to watch to Jan 3. Sunday December 6 ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Beethoven 250 Festival & Chamber Music Concerts Series: Gryphon Trio with Jon Kimura Parker. Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Op.1 No.1, Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon in E-flat Op.16, Piano Trio in B-flat Op.97 “Archduke”. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or -. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● 8:00: New Music Concerts. NMC 50th Anniversary Commissioning Series. Commissions for Distanced Ensemble. New works by Kotoka Suzuki, Eliot Britton, and James Callaghan. Broadcast from Koerner Hall. Information: Free. LIVESTREAM. ● Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Visit to learn more about this exciting collaborative initiative. ● Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Kevin Barrett does a live-streamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from lockdown in his studio in Kensington Market, Toronto. Tune in to Kevin’s Facebook page on Friday at If you can’t join live, the video will be available afterwards on Kevin’s page with each week’s episode archived on his YouTube channel at cgnAMKTNHgPiNATLYffRk3O. ● Classical Jukebox Founded as a response to the days of COVID-19 social separation, this site is designed to provide you the ability to sing and perform your favorite classical pieces from the comfort of your own home, with accompaniments by organ and piano accompanist, Matthew Larkin. In addition, Classical Jukebox offers another service - assisting with the creation of Virtual Choirs and virtual choir videos for those missing that collaborative and artistic outlet in their lives. Further information can be found at Continuing ETCetera ● New Music Concerts. Sonic Grace: An NMC Audio Diary. Listen to David Hetherington perform Carter’s Figment recorded live with New Music Concerts at the Music Gallery on Dec. 18, 2007, by visiting interlog. 6f0181e65b8a97d8f739&id=73d892b45a&e =ebb8b805ad. ● Ottawa Chamberfest. Chamber Chats: At Home / Chez vous. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. Hosted by celebrated broadcaster/ writer Eric Friesen. Interactive episodes combine chat with pre-recorded and live performances and feature guest artists and lecturers from all over the world. For information: 613-234-8008. Visit the website at ● Recollectiv: Currently holding on-line meetings. A unique musical group made up of people affected by memory challenges caused by illness (such as dementia) or brain injury (stroke, PTSD, etc.) and their care partners. Volunteers of all ages also form part of the band, making this a positive intergenerational experience for all. Participation is free with pre-registration. Contact for meeting times, information and registration. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. a•P•art {of} performance series, every Thursday at 7:30pm at A reimagined online Christmas series. A Nativity Festival For tickets, go to: A Quiet Village DECEMBER 5 | 8PM Featuring Britten’s Christmas masterpiece "A Ceremony of Carols", with harpist Julia Seager-Scott, Ēriks Ešenvalds’ "Stars", and Marie-Claire Saindon’s "Constellation". A Village Messiah DECEMBER 12 | 8PM Handel’s joyful Messiah with arias sung by members of The Elora Singers, accompanied by the Festival Orchestra. A Festival of Carols DECEMBER 19 | 8PM An Elora Singers tradition! Celebratory and familiar music of the season with whimsical stories read by Canadian celebrities, from their homes! November 2020 | 27

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