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Volume 25 Issue 9 - July / August 2020

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July/August issue is now available in flipthrough HERE, bringing to a close 25 seasons of doing what we do (and plan to continue doing), and on stands early in the week of July 5. Not the usual bucolic parade of music in the summer sun, but lots, we hope, to pass the time: links to online and virtual music; a full slate of record reviews; plenty new in the Listening Room; and a full slate of stories – the future of opera, the plight of small venues, the challenge facing orchestras, the barriers to resumption of choral life, the challenges of isolation for real-time music; the steps some festivals are taking to keep the spirit and substance of what they do alive. And intersecting with all of it, responses to the urgent call for anti-racist action and systemic change.

2409_JulyCover.indd 1 Vol 25 No 9 2020-06-28 6:32 PM Volume 25 No 9 | July and August 2020 ON OUR COVER PHOTO: KEVIN KING FEATURES 25th SEASON! JULY | AUGUST 2020 SUMMER 2020 Concerts, live & livestreamed Listening Room & record reviews Columns, stories & interviews The loading wheel, absolute and eternal – to everyone things seem to be “buffering” in one way or another now. A seamless transition for some; to others, the sudden thrust into the online world and previously unimaginable lengths of screen time have certainly been big changes. Time now spent waiting for the next Zoom meeting or Facebook live stream to start, waiting for your favourite venue to re-open, waiting for someone to invent a face mask you can play an instrument through, waiting for the curve to flatten, or for a vaccine, or for social reform. At The WholeNote we’re waiting just the same, and hoping our office building at Bathurst and Bloor can reopen for things other than photography projects. In the meantime, wishing all our readers a physically distant, but no less musically enriching summer! Hope you find strong connections (internet or otherwise). Taken on a Friday morning in the WholeNote office (from a 2m distance). LUDOVICO EINAUDI Chamber Music LUDOVICO EINAUDI Musique de chambre 7 Statement from the Publisher | DAVID PERLMAN 7 OPENER | “Exquisite Corpse” and Other Coping Strategies| DAVID PERLMAN 8 DEEP AND SLOW THOUGHT | Amplified Opera’s Artist-First Mandate | SARA CONSTANT 12 STUCK ON SAFETY | Go Small or Go Home – the Orchestral Dilemma | LYDIA PEROVIĆ 16 MUSIC IN THE DANCE OF LIFE | Responding to a Changing World | JENNIFER PARR 18 CHORAL SCENE | In the Absence of Singing, Uncertainty | BRIAN CHANG 21 CLASSICAL AND BEYOND | As Live as We Can Do It – TSM Reborn | PAUL ENNIS 62 REARVIEW MIRROR | COVID Behind, a Reckoning Ahead | ROBERT HARRIS Canto | Corale | Zoom | Ai Margini dell'aria CAMERON CROZMAN | QUATUOR MOLINARI | PENTAÈDRE ACD2 2805 digital-only release Performed by cellist Cameron Crozman, the Molinari Quartet, and Pentaèdre wind ensemble. 11 JUST RELEASED!

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