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Volume 21 Issue 2 - October 2015

Vol 21 No 2 is now available for your viewing pleasure, and it's a bumper crop, right at the harvest moon. First ever Canadian opera on the Four Seasons Centre main stage gets double coverage with Wende Bartley interviewing Pyramus and Thisbe composer Barbara Monk Feldman and Chris Hoile connecting with director Christopher Alden; Paul Ennis digs into the musical mind of pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, and pianist Eve Egoyan is "On the Record" in conversation with publisher David Perlman ahead of the Oct release concert for her tenth recording. And at the heart of it all the 16th edition of our annual BLUE PAGES directory of presenters profile the season now well and truly under way.

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D. The ETCeteras Classified Advertising | Philharmonic. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ●●Nov 03 and 04 10:00am-1:00 and 2:00- 5:00: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Encounter with Measha Brueggergosman. Soprano Measha Brueggergosman works with young professional singers in opera, oratorio or recital, in matters such as repertoire, performance, stagecraft, style and career essentials. Applications must be received no later than October 20. Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Road. 416-362-1422; Observers welcome: IRCPA members (or for the day); non-members ( for the day). ●●Nov 05 2:00-5:00: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Encounter with Maestro Marco Guidarini. Guidarini will give advice to five Canadian singers on their Italian style and pronunciation in performance. Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Road. 416-362-1422; for IRCPA members; non-members . ●●Nov 07 10:00: Music at Metropolitan/Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. Stefan Engels Masterclass. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331 x26. Free. See Nov 6 for concert. ●●Oct 26 6:30: Amara Kanté/Kouraba Toronto. 3rd Annual Music Festival: Masterclass with Adama Dramé. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-802-2784. Also Oct 27. Oct 23: pre-festival launch party; Oct 24: Concert of the Masters. ●●Oct 27 6:30: Amara Kanté/Kouraba Toronto. 3rd Annual Music Festival: Masterclass with Adama Dramé. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-802-2784. Also Oct 26. Oct 23: pre-festival Launch party; Oct 24: Concert of the Masters. Open Rehearsals ●●Oct 01 7:15: Kingsway Conservatory of Music. Glee Club, Musical Theatre & Drama - Open Rehearsal. 2848 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. RSVP 416-234-0121. Free. Also Sep 24. Workshops ●●Oct 02 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485; (non-members). Refreshments included. ●●Oct 04 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by Montreal recorder player Femke Bergsma. Bring your early instruments and music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. 416-927-8699. . ●●Oct 18 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading of Nickel: Requiem for Peace for singers and instrumentalists. Gerard Yun, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-482-6562. ; (members). ●●Oct 18 2:30: Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. Creating Hymns for the Joy of Singing. Organist/composer Ruth Watson Henderson and pastor David McKane will illustrate the interplay of words and music in hymn creation. Open to all congregational song enthusiasts. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square. 416-342-6034; Free. ●●Oct 23 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Guest coach Janos Ungvary. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485; (non-members). Refreshments included. ●●Oct 25 10:30am-4:30 (registration 10:00am): Early Childhood Music Association (ECMA) Ontario. 25th Anniversary Fall Workshop: Music For Learning is Music for Fun! Workshop on the uniquely engaging power of music to build vital life, learning and music skills in children through moving, singing, listening and playing. All teaching experience levels are welcome; print and audio support materials provided; light lunch offered for those who pre-register. Clinician: Catherine West, senior associate with Connexionarts, an arts-in-education consulting company. Room 330, Faculty of Music, U of T, 80 Queen’s Park. For details or to pre-register: ●●Oct 31: Musikay. Two workshops for singers to improve their skills at all levels. 10:00am-12:30: Workshop in Vocal Technique; 2:00-4:30: Singing in tune. Grace Lutheran Church, 304 Spruce St. Oakville. 905-825- 9740; ●●Nov 06 1:30: Oakville Opera Guild. Opera Duets. Our first ever opera recital, featuring Shauna Yarnell, Janaka Welihinda & Natasha Fransblow. Black Box Theatre, QEP- CCC, 2302 Bridge Rd. Oakville. , advanced ticket purchase required. Tickets available through Snapd Oakville, Community Events Media at ●●Nov 07 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Vocal Percussion Workshop. Rodrigo Chavez, leader. Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 905-877-0671. ; (members). THE WHOLENOTE’S BASIC CLASSIFIEDS start at just for 20 words or less. Add .20 per additional word. Discounts are offered for multiple insertions (3x,5x,9x). BOOK NOW for the November edition! Contact: Deadline: Saturday October 24. AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES AUDITION PREPARATION WORKSHOP SERIES FOR TEENS No Strings Theatre. Preparation for secondary and postsecondary arts school, community auditions, exams, festivals. More information, directors@, 416-551-2093. AUDITIONS: Soloists, and non-union Chorus, Dancers, Instrumentalists for No Strings Theatre’s in concert presentation of Amahl and the Night Visitors. Auditions begin October 18th, Music Director, William Shookhoff. Show Date; December 20th 2015, 3pm and 7pm at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. More details and appointments:, AVAILABLE PRO BONO POSITIONS WITH THE KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA: 1st Horn, 3rd Horn, 2nd trumpet, 2nd (tenor) Trombone, 3rd (bass) Trombone, Principal Pianist, sectional Violins, Violas, Cellos and Contrabasses. The KSO is an auditionedbased civic orchestra in residence at Flato Markham Theatre. Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesday evening at the stateof-the-art Cornell Recital Hall (HWY 407 ETR and 9th Ln). For more information visit and e-mail Jobert Sevilleno at THE CELTIC FIDDLE ORCHESTRA OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO is looking for additional musicians: violin, viola, cello, bass and flute. We practice twice a month on Sunday afternoon at the QEPCCC in Oakville. Please contact Byron Grant at 905-469-1417 or email RESTORE & PRESERVE YOUR MEMORIES Recital and gig tapes | 78’s & LPs | VHS and Hi8 | 35mm Slides |News clippings | Photos & more, transferred to digital files: CD’s, DVD’s, or Video slideshow ArtsMediaProjects 416.910.1091 NEED HELP WITH YOUR TAXES? Specializing in personal and business tax returns including prior years and adjustments HORIZON TAX SERVICES INC. • free consultation • accurate work For CRA stress relief call: 1-866-268-1319 COUNTERPOINT COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA ( welcomes volunteer musicians for Monday evening rehearsals, downtown Toronto. We’re especially looking for trombones and strings. Email MUSIC DIRECTOR SHORT TERM/ PERMANENT POSITIONS. Piano, choral skills required. Yamaha piano and organ. Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, Toronto. Information at 647-519-6122. JOHN LAING SINGERS: We are inviting new voices to join us for our 2015-2016 concert season particularly tenors and basses. For audition information and to learn more about us, please visit OR INSTRUCTION & COURSES CHILDREN’S PIANO LESSONS: Friendly, approachable - and strict! Contact Liz Parker at 416-544-1803 or liz.parker@ Queen and Bathurst area, Toronto. FLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS. RCM exam preparation. RCM certified advanced specialist. Samantha Chang, FTCL, FLCM, Royal Academy of Music PGDip, LRAM, ARCT. Toronto, Scarborough 416-293- 1302, com PIANO LESSONS: personalized instruction by experienced teacher, concert pianist EVE EGOYAN (M. Mus., L.R.A.M., F.R.S.C.). All ages and levels. Downtown location. eve. or 416- 603-4640. PRIVATE VOICE/PIANO/THEORY/ EAR-TRAINING LESSONS, GROUP MASTERCLASSES: Voices of Colour Music. Classical to contemporary styles. Preparation for RCM exams, festivals, auditions. info@, Master your mind. Mental Skills for Performing Artists Lisa Chisholm Children’s Piano Lessons Friendly, approachable — and strict! Liz Parker Queen and Bathurst area, Toronto. 56 | Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015

Classified Advertising | WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDREN PRIVATE VOICE/PIANO/THEORY LESSONS: Experienced, BFA Certified Teacher located at Christ Church Deer Park (Yonge & St. Clair). Prepares you or your child for RCM exams, competitions & auditions. Contact Jessika: (647) 214-2827. STUDY SAXOPHONE with Bruce Redstone, BAEd, MMus. 20 years with Royal Conservatory, experienced performer and teacher. Reasonable rates and location, all levels. 416-706-8161, VOCAL JAZZ LESSONS: Study with jazz singer Faith Amour - Joyful and Easy-going! Toronto/Scarborough. All Ages! faith. | 647.882.4848. WARMHEARTED PIANO TEACHER with sterling credentials, unfailing good humor, and buckets of patience. Royal Conservatory washouts and nervous learners especially welcome. Lovely Cabbagetown studio. “Best teacher ever!” - Beaches tween. “Beats studying with those Quebec nuns!” - Rosedale senior. Peter Kristian Mose, 416.923.3060. My students have never won any prizes, except for love of music. (And loyalty.) WEEKLY ADULT PERFORMANCE CLASS: Prepare repertoire for concert performance, competitions, exams, auditions in a weekly masterclass setting. Denise Williams (instructor) and Kate Carver (pianist). Tuesdays 7-8:30 September 29-November 17 at the First Unitarian Church (St Clair and Avenue Rd). Inquiry: info@ More details FOR SALE / WANTED CLASSICAL RECORD AND CD COLLECTIONS WANTED. Minimum 350 units. Call, text or e-mail Aaron 416-471-8169 or A@A31.CA. LUTE FOR SALE: 6 Course Lute, tuning in G minor, by Michael Schreiner, Toronto, 1979. Lute: ,000.00 CDN Dollars. Please Contact: Bronwyn MacKenzie. Email: or text: 416-427-8797 WHAT’S IN YOUR CLOSET? Sell your unused instruments or donate them to an educational charity with a WholeNote classified ad! Band days just a hazy memory? Someone out there would love to give your nice old guitar, flute, trombone (etc) a new life. Contact STOLEN FROM CAR – Lorée OBOE & ENGLISH HORN: 0 reward for information leading to return. Serial #’s: oboe TA 78, English horn HV 25. Please call Karen 416-656-4312 or 416-323-2232 x.26 MUSICIANS AVAILABLE HITCH’em & PITCH’em! I Do you play in a party band? If you provide live music for holiday parties, weddings & wakes, roasts & retirements, and all kinds of occasions, you can advertise your ensemble right here for as little as plus tax!! Contact classad@ by October 24 to book your ad for the November edition! SERVICES ACCOUNTING AND INCOME TAX SERVICE for small business and individuals, to save you time and money, customized to meet your needs. Norm Pulker, B. Math. CMA. 905-251-0309 or 905-830-2985 CD LINER NOTES, PROMO MATERIAL, CONCERT PROGRAMS, LIBRETTI, WEB SITE CONTENT AND MEMOIRS need proofreading and editing for correct spelling and grammar, clarity and consistency. Contact Vanessa Wells,, for a copy editor with a music background. Quick turnaround and reasonable rates! VENUES AVAILABLE / WANTED ARE YOU PLANNING A CONCERT OR RECITAL? Looking for a venue? Consider Bloor Street United Church. Phone: 416-924- 7439 x22. Email: PERFORMANCE / REHEARSAL / STUDIO / OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: great acoustics, reasonable rates, close to Green P Parking, cafés & restaurants. Historic church at College & Bellevue, near Spadina. Phone 416-921-6350. E-mail SPACES AVAILABLE FOR RENT - sizes range from 220 to 1600 square feet, at Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 2 Vaughan Rd at Bathurst, 1 block south of St. Clair. TTC Bus & subway accessible. Rehearsal/Concert space, main floor meeting room with kitchenette. Lower level meeting rooms with kitchen. Contact 416-654-0311 or by email WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDREN MJ BUELL Welcome back! We’re looking forward to exciting contests in 2015/16 and your suggestions are always welcome. 1984 or 1985 Near Speyer, Germany Know our Mystery Child’s name? WIN PRIZES! Send your best guess by October 24 to Who is November’s Child? Already leading with the hands! Since 2009 he’s been right at home in Canada, in all four seasons. Will his baby son be ready for skates this winter? Look for him in a downtown house with bees on the roof: Oct 20 to Nov 7 and Jan 23 to Feb 14 would be particularly good times to visit! Mentioned in two articles in this edition of The WholeNote. Many thanks to Pasquale Bros. DOWNTOWN LTD. for their delicious contribution to our 20th Anniversary Celebration at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre! DO YOU DRIVE? Do you love The WholeNote? Share the love and earn a little money! Join The WholeNote’s circulation team: 9 times a year, GTA and well beyond. Interested? Contact: Introducing BUSINESS CLASSIFIEDS! Ideal for ongoing promotion of your services and products to the WholeNote’s musically engaged readership, in print and on-line. Book by October 19th for November! PASQUALE BROTHERS PURVEYORS OF FINE FOOD CATERING (416) 364-7397 WWW.PASQUALEBROS.COM Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 | 57

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