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Volume 27 Issue 2 - November 2021

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Live events on the up and up while creative live-and livestreamed hybrids continue to shine. October All-star Sondheim's Follies at Koerner Hall headlines the resurgence; Zoprana Sadiq brings MixTape to Crow's Theatre; Stewart Goodyear and Jan Lisiecki bring piano virtuosity back indoors; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir's J-S Vallee in action; TSO finds itself looking at 60 percent capacities ahead of schedule. All this and more as we we complete our COVID-13 -- a baker's dozen of issues since March 2020. Available here in flipthrough, and on stands commencing this weekend.

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Eagle, 8:30pm Allison Au Quartet. Oct 31 5:30pm Madeleine Ertel, 8:30pm Anthony D’Alessandro Trio. Nov 1 5:30pm U of T student Jazz Ensembles. Nov 2 5:30pm Emily Steinwall Quartet. Nov 3 5:30pm Chris Gale B3 Trio, 8:30pm Roberto Occhipinti Album Release. Nov 4 5:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 8:30pm Roberto Occhipinti Album Release. Nov 5 5:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 8:30pm Roberto Occhipinti Album Release. Nov 6 5:30pm Justin Bacchus, 8:30pm Roberto Occhipinti Album Release. Nov 7 5:30pm Noam Lemish Quartet, 8:30pm Eric West. Nov 8 5:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) 8:30pm Eric West. Nov 9 5:30pm Emily Steinwall Quartet. Nov 10 5:30pm Chris Gale B3 Trio, 8:30pm Mike Murley Quartet. Nov 11 5:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 8:30pm Mike Murley Quartet. Nov 12 5:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 8:30pm Mike Murley Quartet. Nov 13 5:30pm Emily Schultz, 8:30pm Mike Murley Quartet. Nov 14 5:30pm Noam Lemish Quartet. Nov 15 5:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles. Nov 16 5:30pm Emily Steinwall Quartet. Nov 17 5:30pm Chris Gale B3 Trio, 8:30pm Andrew Downing’s Otterville. Nov 18 5:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 8:30pm Andrew Downing’s Otterville. Nov 19 5:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 8:30pm Andrew Downing’s Otterville. Nov 20 8:30pm Andrew Downing’s Otterville. Nov 21 5:30pm Noam Lemish Quartet, 8:30pm Matt Newton. Nov 22 5:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 8:30pm Matt Newton. Nov 23 5:30pm Emily Steinwall Quartet. Nov 24 5:30pm Chris Gale B3 Trio, 8:30pm Carn / Davidson 9. Nov 25 5:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 8:30pm Carn / Davidson 9. Nov 26 5:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 8:30pm Carn / Davidson 9. Nov 27 5:30pm Emily Schultz, 8:30pm Carn / Davidson 9. Nov 28 5:30pm Noam Lemish Quartet, 8:30pm Virginia MacDonald. Nov 29 8:30pm Virginia MacDonald. Nov 30 5:30pm Emily Steinwall Quartet. 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WHO’S WHO? THE WHOLENOTE ONLINE DIRECTORIES INDEX Under the tab WHO’S WHO at THEWHOLENOTE.COM, you’ll find our four directories containing detailed profiles about active participants in four areas of community life. In our Blue Pages you can read about music makers and presenters; in our Canary Pages you’ll find the riches of choral activity all across southern Ontario. You can also find information about summer music performance in our Green Pages, and about seasonal learning opportunities in Summer Music Education. Traditionally we published a single annual print supplement for each of these: The Blue Pages in the fall, Summer Music Education in late winter, The Canary Pages in May, and The Green Pages in early summer.) But these days it’s more useful to allow for rolling deadlines for all concerned, so we’ve moved these directories entirely online. This means that directory participants a) can wait till their plans for the season have taken shape, and b) revise them as frequently as necessary, as restrictions governing venues and live performance continue to adjust, hopefully for the better! So what follows here is an up-to-the-moment list (as of October 26, 2021) of whom you will currently find in The Blue Pages and The Canary Pages - currently the most active of the four areas. Profiles are being added or, as importantly, are being updated on a weekly basis. And while most of the Green Pages and Summer Music Education participants’ activities have ended for this year, we’ll keep their 2021 profiles online for your awareness and future planning, until they are updated in the new year. This index in our print edition serves two distinct purposes. It tells you who is sufficiently far along in their planning to have joined the directories, and it offers you a handy way to window-shop their websites directly - via the website addresses that accompany every name in the index. This is particularly easy to do – just with a “click” if you explore these pages while reading The WholeNote in our online flipthrough edition, accessible via So happy browsing! If you have any questions about the directories, either as a reader or prospective directory member, contact me at Karen Ages, directory and member services BLUE PAGES DIRECTORY OF MUSIC MAKERS 2021-22 ● = NEW! ● Music Toronto ● Toronto Choral Society ● Aga Khan Museum ● Art of Time Ensemble ● Azrieli Foundation ● Barrie Concert Association ● Barrie Concert Band ● Canadian Opera Company ● Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra ● Chorus Niagara ● Church of St. Mary Magdalene ● Counterpoint Community Orchestra ● DaCapo Chamber Choir ● Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western U ● Edison Singers ● Ensemble Vivant ● Estonian Studies Centre ● Etobicoke Community Concert Band ● Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra ● Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan ● Glionna Mansell Corporation ● Hannaford Street Silver Band ● INNERchamber Inc. ● Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts ● Jubilate Singers ● Ken Page Memorial Trust ● Kindred Spirits Orchestra ● Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music ● Mississauga Chamber Singers ● Mississauga Symphony Orchestra ● MOSAIC Canadian Vocal Ensemble ● Music at Metropolitan ● Music at St. Andrew’s ● Music in the Afternoon (Women’s Musical Club of Toronto) ● Music Gallery ● New Music Concerts ● Nocturnes in the City ● Off Centre Music Salon ● Opera Atelier ● Orchestra Toronto ● ORGANIX Concerts ● Pax Christi Chorale ● Peterborough Singers ● Royal Canadian College of Organists, Toronto Centre ● Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music ● SoundCrowd ● Soundstreams ● St. Michael’s Choir School ● Tafelmusik ● Tapestry Opera ● That Choir ● Toronto Chamber Choir ● Toronto Classical Singers ● Toronto Mendelssohn Choir ● Toronto Mozart Players ● Toronto Operetta Theatre ● Trio Arkel ● University of Toronto Faculty of Music ● Upper Canada Choristers ● Vesnivka Choir ● VOCA Chorus of Toronto ● Voicebox: Opera in Concert ● Wychwood Clarinet Choir Arts Services ● Eric Alper Public Relations ● International Resource Centre for Performing Artists ● Linda Litwack Publicity Publicity-1174901622575289 WHO'S WHO, continues on page 32 November 2021 | 31

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