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Volume 17 Issue 1 - September 2011

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FOR OPENERS / DAVID PERLMANFable MannersJust about everyone I know has, somewhere tucked away insidetheir brain, some version of the fable of the grasshopper and theant. You know the one: the grasshopper spends the warm monthssinging away, while the ants (and even sometimes the uncles) worklike the dickens, planting, reaping, harvesting. Come the winter theshivering grasshopper, dying of hunger, asks for food and instead getsthe moral of the story rammed down its throat.Growing up, I had a talent for standing storieson their head, like the one in the bible aboutthe bratty kid with the slingshot picking on thebig lumpy guy with the thyroid problem. But Idon’t think it ever occurred to me to questionthat the angels were on the side of the ants, andthe grasshopper got what he (or more often she,especially in the paintings) deserved.So, it’s a fable that’s always been particularlytough on me, especially at this time of year. Hereat The WholeNote, you see, we’ve just put out acombined July/August issue instead of the habitual one a month. Wetook a whole two weeks off — a veritable binge of idleness … taintedalmost from day one with the certainty that, as for the grasshopper,there would be a deadly reckoning somewhere up ahead.It’s always tough to enjoy the gentle slipping of summer into fall whenone has a chronic case of G.A.S. (grasshopper apprehension syndrome).But it’s ten times worse at a historic moment like this when, as happensfrom time to time, it’s the ants that are in government at almostevery political level. There they go in their ugly black limo carapaces,quivering in anticipation at the thought of all the tongue lashings theywill get to deliver once the legislature or house or hall reconvenes inthe fall; looking forward to taking down a peg ortwo the indigent and the artists — all those whodon’t know what “real” work is.It’s time I think to stand this story on its headtoo. In my new ending the ant waggles its antennaeat the grasshopper and makes its speech about“Idleness bringing want,” and how “To work todayis to eat tomorrow.” And the grasshopper saysto the ant, in the vernacular, “F**k off and die,dude. Here I spend the whole goddamn summerplaying my mandola so you have music to workto, and now you tell me to go get a job!?”So all hail the pickers and players and singers, slip-sliding your wayfrom summer to fall, rejuiced and rejuvenated and ready to roll! Restassured, there’s an extra seat at the just society’s table for anyone whocan sing for their supper as sweetly as you-all do. And may all yourseats be full of bums.—David Perlman, publisher@thewholenote.comSN BIANCAThe WholeNote The Toronto Concert-Goer’s GuideVOLUME 17 NO 1 | SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 7, 2011720 Bathurst St, Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4MAIN TELEPHONE 416-323-2232FAX 416-603-4791SWITCHBOARD & GENERAL INQUIRIES Ext 21Chairman of the BoardAllan Pulkerdirectors@thewholenote.comPublisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comCD Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comEvent Advertising/MembershipKaren Ages | members@thewholenote.comAdvertising/Production Support/OperationsJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comListings TeamSharna Searle | Listings Editorlistings@thewholenote.comOri Dagan | Jazz Listings, The, etc@thewholenote.comWebsiteBryson Winchester | systems@thewholenote.comCirculation, Display Stands & SubscriptionsChris Malcolm | circulation@thewholenote.comPatrick Slimmon | patrick@thewholenote.comTHANKS TO THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORSCover PhotoDan RestBeat ColumnsBANDSTAND | Jack MacQuarrieBOOKSHELF | Pamela MarglesCLASSICAL & BEYOND | Sharna SearleCHORAL SCENE | Benjamin SteinDISCOVERIES | David OldsEARLY MUSIC | Simone DesiletsIN THE CLUBS | Ori DaganIN WITH THE NEW | David PerlmanJAZZ NOTES| Jim GallowayMUSICAL LIFE | mJ buellOPERA | Christopher HoileWORLD MUSIC | Andrew TimarFeaturesPamela MarglesCD ReviewersGeoff Chapman, Janos Gardonyi, James Harley,Richard Haskell, Tiina Kiik, Roger Knox,John Laroque, Peter Kristian Mose, Cathy Riches,Terry Robbins, Michael Schwartz, Bruce Surtees,Robert Tomas, Ken Waxman, Dianne WellsProofreadingKaren Ages, Ori Dagan, Sharna SearleListingsOri Dagan, Sharna SearleLayout & DesignBrian Cartwright (cover), Uno RamatSUBSCRIPTIONS per year + HST (10 issues)www.thewholenote.comUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Thursday September 15Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Thursday September 15Advertising Materials Due6pm Saturday September 17Publication DateFriday September 30Next issue, Volume 17 No 2covers October 1 to November 7, 2011WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibilityor liability for claims made for any product orservice reported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementSeptember 2011: 30,000 printed & distributed.Canadian Publication ProductSales Agreement 1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.503–720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4COPYRIGHT © 2011 WHOLENOTE MEDIA INC6 thewholenote.comSeptember 1–October 7, 2011

THE FILM MUSIC OFPHILIP GLASSSaturday, September 17, 2011 - 8pmThe Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W.with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestrafeaturing Anne Manson, conductorMichael Riesman, pianoPhilip GlassThe Manitoba Chamber Orchestra performs PhilipGlassThe Hours and Dracula.Also on the program: Glass’s Symphony no. 3.SONG OF THE EARTHThursday, October 6, 2011 - 8pmThe Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W.with the NUMUS Chamber Orchestrafeaturing Sarah Slean, mezzo-sopranoAdam Luther, tenorKimberly Barber, mezzo-sopranoThe Penderecki String QuartetProgramme:Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav MahlerRed Sea (Song of the Earth) by Glenn BuhrSarah Slean joins the NUMUS Chamber Orchestrato perform Glenn Buhr’s new song cycle about oursuffering earth. The orchestra also performs theSchönberg arrangement of Mahler’s masterpiecewith Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano and AdamLuther, tenor. Paul Pulford conducts.Sarah SleanGustav MahlerTo order tickets:NUMUS Concerts:

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