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Volume 25 Issue 8 - May / June 2020

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"COVID's Metamorphoses"? "There's Always Time (Until Suddenly There Isn't)"? "The Writing on the Wall"? It's hard to know WHAT to call this latest chapter in the extraordinary story we are all of a sudden characters in. By whatever name we call it, the MAY/JUNE combined issue of The WholeNote is now available, HERE in flip through format, in print commencing Wednesday May 6, and, in fully interactive form, online at thewholenote.com. Our 18th Annual Choral Canary Pages, scheduled for publication in print and flip through in September is already well underway with the first 50 choirs home to roost and more being added every week online. Community Voices, our cover story, brings to you the thoughts of 30 musical community members, all going through what we are going through (and with many more to come as the feature gets amplified online over the course of the coming months). And our regular writers bring their personal thoughts to the mix. Finally, a full-fledged DISCoveries review section offers cues and clues to recorded music for your solitary solace!

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GREAT CHAMBER MUSIC DOWNTOWN STRINGS Oct. 22 Nov. 12 Dec. 10 Jan. 7 Feb. 4 Feb. 25 Mar. 18 Apr. 8 St. Lawrence Quartet Castalian Quartet Borealis Quartet Tesla Quartet Miro Quartet Hagen Quartet Gryphon Trio Quatuor Van Kuijk St. Lawrence Quartet Hagen Quartet PIANO Nov. 3 Nov. 24 Jan. 19 Mar. 9 Apr. 27 Vadym Kholodenko Vanessa Benelli Mosell Stephen Hough Saleem Abboud Ashkar Janina Fialkowska Vanessa Benelli Mosell Stephen Hough FULL SEASON OF 13 CONCERTS 0, 9. Other combinations available. Subscription prices include Handling Charges and HST. All concerts at 8pm TICKETS: 416.366.7723, option 2 | www.music-toronto.com 27 Front Street East, Toronto

Volume 25 No 8 | May and June 2020 FEATURES 6 OPENER | The Next Piece of the Puzzle | DAVID PERLMAN 8 COVER STORY | Community Voices | DAVID PERLMAN 20 ART OF SONG | Sojourn in the Deep Shade – The Only Way is Through | LYDIA PEROVIĆ 21 CLASSICAL AND BEYOND | Virtual Concerts Offer Some Consolation | PAUL ENNIS 23 WORLD VIEW | When Your Instrument is a Collective Noun | ANDREW TIMAR 24 CHORAL AND MORE | Maybe Soon? Or Maybe Not | BRIAN CHANG 26 MAINLY MOSTLY | Mundane Musings of a cheese-counter flâneur | COLIN STORY 27 JAZZ NOTES | Don’t Get Around Much Anymore | STEVE WALLACE 28 NEW MUSIC | Personal POV on the Pandemic | DAVID JAEGER 29 MUSIC & DANCE | Quarantine- Fuelled Recalibration | JENNIFER NICHOLS 30 BANDSTAND | Digitally Aided Rehearsals and Reminiscences | JACK MACQUARRIE 54 REARVIEW MIRROR | Listening Habits Blighted by COVID’s Curse | ROBERT HARRIS LISTINGS 32 What May/June would have been 33 Online, Livestream, ETCetera DISCOVERIES: RECORDINGS REVIEWED 35 Editor’s Corner | DAVID OLDS 37 Strings Attached | TERRY ROBBINS 39 Keyed In 41 Vocal 43 Classical and Beyond 44 Modern and Contemporary 46 Jazz and Improvised Music 49 Pot Pourri 50 Something in the Air | KEN WAXMAN 52 Old Wine, New Bottles | BRUCE SURTEES MORE 6 Contact Information 7 Upcoming dates and deadlines 34 Classified Ads UPCOMING SPECIAL PRINT SECTION IN SEPTEMBER 2020 | THE CANARY PAGES All things choral in southern Ontario. ACD2 2804 Saints inouïs Lost and found sacred songs of the 12th century Ensemble Scholastica Rebecca Bain & Pascale Duhamel direction ACD2 2816 SCHUMANN Waldszenen | Nachtstücke | Humoreske ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI piano JUST RELEASED!

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