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Volume 20 Issue 1 - September 2014

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FOR OPENERS | DAVID PERLMANThere’s a little “PRICELESS!”tag we wear proudly at the topright-hand corner of our cover.It used to say FREE. And that’sstill true, in its literal sense, formore than 99 percent of the30,000 copies we distribute eachissue from London to Kingston,Ontario.But in a year like this, as wetiptoe towards our 20th anniversaryand start to delve intothe treasure trove of musicalfacts and memories capturedin our pages, “Priceless” beginsto take on a greater resonance.Look for example at the littlefeatures on pages 63 and 67 inthis issue, which capture someof the flavour of “How I Met MyTeacher” and “Music’s Children”– two features that over the yearshave helped to show the humanand personal face of our region’sextraordinary musical life.We’ll be digging down regularlyover the coming months(with more than a few contestsand challenges and prizes alongthe way). Hope you’ll be alongfor the ride.Nearly two decades of chatting like this everymonth or so with a readership as faithfulas ours has its dangers. For one thing itleads to the assumption that every reader of themagazine will “get it” when I fly off on one of mylittle tangents. But with a lot of guests in townthis month (hello TIFFers!) and getting into practicefor next July’s Pan Am games, I’m going to tryto tone things down a bit, here in the magazine’sceremonial front office.(For my more usual ranty style, I’m afraidyou’ll have to turn all the way to “Dis-ConcertingStuff” on page 60, where I offer up some suggestionsfor them as thinks they have a monopoly onwhat constitutes “proper behaviour” in others at aconcert, while remaining sand-blind to their ownshortcomings.)I can’t remember any issue (in the 19 years, twomonths, 14 days and 23 hours we’ve been doingthis) that better reflects the variety and richnessof musical life in this neck of the woods.From film to new opera to world music, live andrecorded, to insights into what has to happenbehind the musical scenes to make it all tick, thisissue’s features are an extraordinary testamentto the variety and resiliency of art in general andlive music in particular, in a town and region thathave their ups and downs in terms of wider politicalsupport for and understanding of the role thatart and culture play in the health of individualsand the communities they inhabit.(That being said, I made a little promise tomyself not to get caught up in the cut and thrustof our fall municipal elections until after LabourDay, so you’ll have to wait until the next issuefor any more about that here. Not that thereisn’t a fair bit to say, but, as I mentioned, there’scompany in town.)Switching gears again, it’s our regular columnistsas much as our feature writers who makethe magazine the fine read it’s come to be overtime. So hats off, ladies and gents, for haulingin your fishing tackle and hightailing it back totown. A special nod (by way of a placeholder)to horn player and Jazz Notes columnist of longstanding, Jim Galloway, whose regular columnis conspicuous by its absence this month as Jimbattles a bit of a health setback. To say Jim’smissing a column is unusual is an understatement.This is, after all, the man who filed 2,400typewritten words of an interview with OscarPeterson by fax machine (miracle of modern technologyat the time) from the purser’s office of acruise ship, rather than miss a deadline. Goodnews is I can truthfully tell you he’s “on assignment”writing about the musical implications ofan impending anniversary five times longer, andwith much grimmer resonances, than our own.As our Mr. Galloway’s customary signoff in hiscolumn would put it: have a good month, andmake at least some of your music listening live!—publisher@thewholenote.comThe WholeNote VOLUME 20 NO 1 | SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 – OCTOBER 7, 2014Centre for Social Innovation720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4PHONE 416-323-2232 | FAX 416-603-4791Publisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comChairman of the Board | Allan Pulkerdirectors@thewholenote.comEDITORIALManaging Editor | Paul Enniseditorial@thewholenote.comRecordings Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comSocial Media Editor | Sara Constanteditorial@thewholenote.comListings Editor | David Perlman (acting)listings@thewholenote.comClub Listings Editor | Bob Benjazz@thewholenote.comSALES, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIPConcerts & Events/Membership | Karen Agesmembers@thewholenote.comRetail Sales/Marketing | Garry Pagemarketing@thewholenote.comAdvertising/Production Support/OperationsJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comClassified Ads | classad@thewholenote.comWebsite/Systems | Bryson Winchestersystems@thewholenote.comCirculation/Subscriptions | Chris Malcolmcirculation@thewholenote.comSUBSCRIPTIONS per year + HST (9 issues)THANKS TO THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORSBeat ColumnistsHans de Groot, Jack MacQuarrie, Benjamin Stein,Paul Ennis, David Olds, David Podgorski,Ori Dagan, Wendalyn Bartley, Jim Galloway,mJ buell, Christopher Hoile, Andrew TimarFeaturesPaul Ennis, Sara Constant, Andrew TimarPaula Citron, Stuart Broomer, Mirella AmatoTim DawsonCD ReviewersDaniel Foley, Janos Gardonyi, Dianne Wells, Hansde Groot, Robert Tomas, Michael Schwartz,Richard Haskell, Allan Pulker, Bruce Surtees, MaxChristie, Tiina Kiik, Roger Knox, Daniel Foley, CathyRiches, Ken WaxmanProofreadingJohn Sharpe, Paul Ennis, Sara ConstantListingsDavid Perlman, Bob Ben,Adam Weinmann, Tilly Kooyman,JennieLea McLeish, Ruth Atwood,Simone DesiletsCirculation TeamAbram Bergen, Asa Perlman, Beth Bartley,Bob Jerome, Dagmar Sullivan, Dave Taylor,Gero Hajek, Jack Buell, Jack Suttaby, Jeff Hogben,Joan Andrews, John Dodington, Lorna Nevison,Micah Herzog, Niamh Malcolm, Patrick Slimmon,Paul Ennis, Randy Weir, Rebecca Carpenter,Robert Faulkner, Sharon Clark, The Giang Nguyen,Tom Sepp, Vicki Stainton, Wende BartleyLayout & DesignBryson WinchesterTHE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL IS ANAGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIOUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Monday September 8Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Monday September 15Classifieds Deadline6pm Wednesday September 24Advertising Materials Due6pm Thursday September 18Publication DateWednesday October 1Volume 20 No 2 coversOctober 1, 2014 to November 7, 2014WholeNote 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 StatementSeptember 2014: 30,000 printed & distributedCanadian Publication Product Sales Agreement1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.Centre for Social Innovation503–720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4COPYRIGHT © 2014 WHOLENOTE MEDIA INCthewholenote.com6 | September 1, 2014 – October 7, 2014

It’s WholeNote BLUE PAGES Time!Please join us for 2014/15As we head into our 20th anniversary season of publication, The WholeNote invitesmusical organizations and venues across Southern Ontario to join our vibrant communityof concert presenters in getting the word out about your season now and all through2014/15.The support of our annual membership drive by organizations such as yours, makespossible our proud tradition of free concert listings for all, and widespread free distributionof the magazine to our loyal musically engaged readership.Benefits of a WholeNote membership include• a 175-word profile in our upcoming 15th annual Blue Pages Directory (October 2014),which is available year-round at• a 25% discount on all advertising, and your web advertising included• regular reminders of deadlines for The WholeNote and Halftones (our mid-month e-letter)• other special opportunities throughout the seasonTo activate your membership, please or visit OF ADVERTISERSAdi Braun 46Allan Pulker 56Amadeus Choir 36Amici Ensemble 48ATMA 5Beerology 45Canadian Opera Company18, 80Canzona ChamberPlayers 44Cathedral BluffsSymphony Orchestra 20Charlotte Knight 43Choirs Ontario 55Christ Church Deer ParkJazz Vespers 53City of Toronto HistoricSites 24Civic Light OperaCompany 43Colours of Music 50Elmer Iseler Singers 3649Esprit Orchestra 4Essential Opera 47Etobicoke CentennialChoir 56Flute Street 46, 55Greater TorontoPhilharmonic Orchestra48Harmonie 47Heliconian Hall 56I Furiosi 26International Divas 31, 49Isabel Bader Centre forthe Performing Arts 17Jeunesses MusicalesOntario 64John Laing Singers 55Kawartha Concerts 51Liz Parker 57Long & McQuade 61Mississauga Symphony43MNJCC 56Moeller Organs 57Mooredale Concerts 21Mozart Project (The) 26Music at Metropolitan 2345Music Toronto 9, 79Musicians in Ordinary 46New Horizons Band 41New Music Concerts 27Nine Sparrows ArtsFoundation 44Norm Pulker 57Off Centre Music Salon 32ORGANIX 22ORIANA Women’s Choir37Orpheus Choir 36, 54Pasquale Bros 55Peter Mahon 38Prince Edward CountyMusic Festival 50Ralph Corlis Piano Tuner25Remenyi House of Music23Roy Thomson Hall 11Royal Conservatory 15,26, 63ScarboroughPhilharmonic 20Schmidt Piano and Organ22Sheila McCoy 57Shen Yun SymphonyOrchestra 78Small World Music 26Soundpost 28Soundstreams 77Southern OntarioChapter Hymn Society 45St. James’ Cathedral 44St. Olave’s Church 47St. Philips’ Jazz Vespers53Steinway Piano Gallery 7Tafelmusik 2, 45, 47Toronto BeachesChildren’s Chorus 55Toronto ConcertOrchestra 55Toronto Consort 25Toronto InternationalPiano Competition 3Jazz Bistro 53Toronto Masque Theatre13Toronto MendelssohnChoir 39Toronto Sinfonietta 55Toronto SymphonyOrchestra 19, 48U of T Faculty of Music 21Ukrainian Art SongProject 30Westben 33Windermere StringQuartet 25, 44Women’s Musical Club 48Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch September 1, 2014 – October 7, 2014 | 7

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