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Volume 26 Issue 5 - February 2021

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So, How Much Ground WOULD a ground hog hog? community arts and the Dominion Foundries end run; the vagaries of the concert hall livestreaming ban; hymns to freedom; postsecondary auditions do the COVID shuffle; and reflections on some of the ways the music somehow keeps on being made - PLUS 81 (count them!) recordings we've been listening to. Also a page 2 ask of you. Available in flipthrough format here and in print February 10.

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Events by Date New & Continuing ETCeteras by Hemsi; Works by Rieti. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416- 408-0208 or visit Free. ● Mar 16 7:30: Music Toronto. Piano Recital. Schubert: Sonata in A Op.120 D664; Kaija Saariaho: Ballade; Scriabin: Selection of Preludes; Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No.2. Vadym Kholodenko, piano., . Visit Free. ONLINE ● Mar 17 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. GGS Operas Series: Glenn Gould School Spring Opera: Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia”. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or -. Also Mar 19. TO BE CONFIRMED ● Mar 18 7:30: Art of Time Ensemble. What Is Sacred. Steve Earle (arr. Steve Mackinnon): Pilgrim; Jeff Tweedy (arr. Aaron Davis): You Are Not Alone; Messiaen: Movements from Quartet for the End of Time; Traditional: Elijah Rock; Allegri: Miserere (choreography by David Earle). Gregory Hoskins, singer; Jackie Richardson, singer; Choir 21; Dancetheatre David Earle. Visit what-is-sacred-streaming-page or call 647- 344-2254. Available from March 18 at 7:30pm through March 21 at 7:30pm. ONLINE ● Mar 19 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. GGS Operas Series: Glenn Gould School Spring Opera: Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia”. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit performance. -. Also Mar 17. ● Feb 07 1:30: Stéphane Potvin. Renaissance Songs and Dances Workshop. Stéphane Potvin, conductor and presenter. Visit or call 416-537-6611. ONLINE ● 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. ONLINE ● Esprit Orchestra. Soundbites: Zosha di Castri - Serifiniana. This performance was recorded by Esprit Orchestra in Koerner Hall on May 25, 2014. Conducted by Alex Pauk, and featuring Claudia Shaer on amplified violin, and Sanya Eng on amplified harp. Visit ONLINE ● 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 ONLINE ● Recollectiv: A unique musical online meeting 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, providing a positive intergenerational experience for all. Participation is free with pre-registration. E-mail for meeting times, information and registration. ONLINE ● Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. a•P•art {of} performance series, every Thursday at 7:30pm. Visit RHCPA for information. ONLINE ● Toronto Consort. Early Music TV. Begins November 29, 2020. A subscription-based video streaming service dedicated to music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque. Founded and curated by The Toronto Consort. A Medieval Christmas debuts on December 14, 2020 and includes serene works like laude, English carols, and Notre Dame polyphony by Pérotin and anonymous medieval masters. This on-demand service is available at ● Toronto Consort. Explorer: Discovering the World of Early Music. Explorer is a blog for the curious; a place of learning, sharing, and community. This all-new offering will present an assortment of curated content in a range of formats, like original short- or long-form articles, original video and audio recordings, and educational content on relevant topics relating to Early Music, history, and world music, as they relate our beloved repertoire. Visit for further information. ONLINE The Wychwood Clarinet Choir invites you to our New COVID Concert Series, with YouTube Live Intros LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH!! Visit for details Cidel Bank Canada Marie Bérard, violin Winona Zelenka, cello And guests; Russell Braun; baritone Carolyn Maule; piano Erika Raum; violin Rémi Pelletier; viola PRESENTS LA BONNE CHANSON Beethoven String Trio in G major Shostakovitch String Quartet #1 Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge Fauré La Bonne Chanson Sunday, March 7, 2021, 3 p.m. est Livestreamed NEW DATE: APRIL 4! Questions? Contact K I N D R E D S P I R I T S O R C H E S T R A 30 | February 2021

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