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Volume 18 Issue 5 - February 2013

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FOR OPENERS | DAVID

FOR OPENERS | DAVID PERLMANA Sunshine State of MindWay back when, The WholeNote was an occasional columncalled “Classical Heaven on 0 a Month” in a homegrowncommunity newspaper called the Kensington Market Drum.“Everything within a 15 minute bike ride of College and Spadina is ourturf” the Drum declared, thereby, by fiat, turning everything from CityHall to Walter Hall to Dixon Hall to Barbara Hall to RTH into legitimateKensington Market news, including all the goings on at what wasthen generally referred to as “The Clarke,” namely the Clarke Instituteof Psychiatry, just east of us on College Street.We’re talking the late 1980s here, folks, when a facebook was whatyou draped strategically over your sleeping nose to keep the summersun off, and the good doctors at the Clarke delighted as much as all therest of us in the simple art of coming up with clever acronyms for things.I remember, at the time, receiving one punch-drunk press releasefrom the aforementioned Clarke Institute which managed in threeparagraphs to make reference in capital letters to Seasonal AffectiveDisorder, Mood and Affective Disorders, and Bipolar Affective Disorder,thereby proclaiming themselves in one breath to be the answer for allthat ails society’s SAD, MAD and BAD.To their credit, it didn’t take them long to realize the error of theirways; to understand that in their line of work patients, as much asdoctors, can recognize an acronym when they see it. So MAD and BADdisppeared from their PR lexicon, before too much of a fuss could bemade. But Seasonal Affective Disorder has shown a remarkable tenacity.A quick Google search, right now, January 28, 2013, yields nofewer than 2,900,000 results for the phrase. Not too shabby, as preinternetcoinage goes.Part of why SAD has stuck, here in Canada at least, is because of howcompletely it dovetails with the February Blues, that state of mind thatdogs us all as we crawl past the turn of the year towards the spring andsummer light that feel right now as if they will never return.Well, abandon despair, all ye who enter here! In these pages are allthe little signs of hope, musical candles in the dark, that you needto begin your journey back to the light: from Lunar New Year, to aValentine-themed outbreak of Chopinesque passion, to almost weeklyannouncements, by various presenters, of musical seasons to come,well into 2014.And it’s no coincidence that February and March are the monthswhen we at The WholeNote crank up our efforts to pull together asmuch information as we can about what the summer offers in the wayof music education. See our little house ad on page 50.This year we are going a step beyond: putting together for Marchnot just the summer’s musical offerings, but a directory of as much aswe can gather about the individual teachers and community musicalschools that offer, year round, musical solace against all the manifolddespairs of the dark. We’re calling it our “Orange Pages.” Partly it’sbecause we’ve already assigned Green, Blue and Canary to other uses.And partly because it suggests that an active musical life can be a reliableshortcut to a sunshine state of mind.—David Perlman, publisher@thewholenote.comThe WholeNote The Toronto Concert-Goer’s GuideVolume 18 No 5 | feb 1 – MAR 7, 2013720 Bathurst St., Suite 503Toronto ON M5S 2R4phone 416-323-2232 | Fax 416-603-4791Publisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comAssociate Editor | Paul Enniseditorial@thewholenote.comCD Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comListings DepartmentSharna Searle | Listings Editorlistings@thewholenote.comOri Dagan | Jazz Listings Editorjazz@thewholenote.comEvent Advertising/MembershipKaren Ages | members@thewholenote.comDirector of MarketingGarry Page | marketing@thewholenote.comAdvertising/Production Support/OperationsJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comClassified AdsJack Buell | classad@thewholenote.comWebsiteBryson Winchester | systems@thewholenote.comCirculation, Display Stands & SubscriptionsChris Malcolm | circulation@thewholenote.comPatrick Slimmon | patrick@thewholenote.comChairman of the Board | Allan Pulkerdirectors@thewholenote.comThanks to this month’s contributorsBeat ColumnistsART OF Song | Hans de GrootBandSTAnd | Jack MacQuarrieChoral scene | Benjamin SteinclASSiCAl & beyond | Sharna SearlediSCoveries | David OldsEarly Music | Simone Desiletsin the cluBS | Ori Daganin wiTH the new | Wendalyn BartleyJazz notes | Jim Gallowaymusic theATre | Robert WallaceMusiCAl life | mJ buellON Opera | Christopher HoileWorld VIEW | Andrew TimarFeaturesOri Dagan, Paul EnnisCD ReviewersAlex Baran, Larry Beckwith, Stuart Broomer,Hans de Groot, Daniel Foley, Jim Galloway,Janos Gardonyi, Nic Gotham, Tiina Kiik,Roger Knox, Christina Petrowska Quilico,Cathy Riches, Terry Robbins, Michael Schwartz,Bruce Surtees, Andrew Timar, Robert Tomas,Ken Waxman, Dianne WellsProofreadingSharna Searle, Paul EnnisListingsSharna Searle, Ori Dagan, Adam Weinmann,Ondrej Golias, JennieLea McLeish, Ruth AtwoodLayout & DesignUno RamatUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Friday February 15Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Friday February 15Advertising Materials Due6pm Monday February 18Publication DateFriday March 1Next issue, Volume 18 No 6 coversMarch 1 to April 7, 2013WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibility orliability for claims made for any product or servicereported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementDecember 2012/January 2013:30,000 printed & distributed.Canadian Publication Product Sales Agreement1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHolenoTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.503–720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4OMDC and The OnTArio ArTS Councilare agencies of the Government of OnTArioSuBSCriPTions per year + HST (10 issues)CopyrigHT © 2013 WholeNote Media Incthewholenote.com6 thewholenote.com February 1 – March 7, 2013

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