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Volume 26 Issue 8 - July and August 2021

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Last print issue for Volume 26. Back mid-September with Vol 27 no 1. And what a sixteen-month year it's been. Thanks for sticking around. Inside: looking back at what we are hoping is behind us, and ahead to what the summer has to offer; also inside, DISCoveries: 100 reviews to read, and a bunch of new tracks uploaded to the listening room. On stands, commencing Wednesday June 30.

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CAUTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION listings@theWholeNote.com Event listings are free of charge to artists, venues and presenters. Our listings continue to be a work in progress as we all, musicians, presenters and media alike, explore the best ways to reach audiences in a timely fashion. For us, a comprehensive and reliable monthly calendar of live musical events, in these rapidly changing times is not a realistic goal. Instead what you see here is a snapshot, dated June 22, of our new WEEKLY UPDATES, available both as a regular e-letter and on our website. In these volatile times, readers are encouraged to check weekly for changes and updates to existing listings, and for the numerous new listings being added each week, both current and further into the future. You can register for the weekly updates at thewholenote.com/newsletter. IN THIS ISSUE: TWO LISTINGS SECTIONS ● Section 1: Events by date for June 25 – September 7 These are events with an announced date and time that one could circle on a calendar, in order to “be there” when it happens for the first (or only) time. This includes live and livestreamed performances; first broadcasts and screenings; concerts, workshops, symposia, and so on. If the event in question remains available after that first presentation (e.g. online or on demand), this is noted at the end of the listing. ● Section 2: Ongoing online musical activity including date-related events now available on demand online. These are musical activities that readers can access in their own time, usefully identified by the name of the presenter or the nature of the event. HOW TO LIST: 1. Use the convenient online form at thewholenote.com/applylistings 2. Email listings to listings@thewholenote.com. Please note, we do not take listings over the phone. Deadlines 1. Weekly online updates: submission deadline is 6pm Tuesday of the week prior to the event in question, for Friday posting. 2. Print: approximately fifteen days before publication. Our next print issue covers September and October 2021, and the submission deadline for new listings and updates to listings previously processed is 6pm Monday August 30. Events by Date | June 25 to September 7, 2021 PLEASE NOTE: All times are Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. Listings are based on information sent to WholeNote in advance by event presenters. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Please visit presenters’ websites or contact them directly for updates. ● Jun 25-30: SweetWater Music Festival. Next Wave Showcase: Jeffrey Paik. Jeffrey Paik, cello. Visit sweetwatermusicfestival. ca. Festival runs June 25-30. ONLINE ● Jun 25 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Beethoven & Dvořák. Beethoven: Sinfonia Op.18 No.6a; Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F Op. 96a “American” (string orchestra version). Nurhan Arman, conductor. Call 416-499- 0403 or visit sinfoniatoronto.com. . ONLINE ● Jun 26 7:00: Metropolitan Zoom. Feeling Good!: Jazz Classics with Faith Amour. Visit metropolitanzoom.ticketleap.com/faithamour-062621/details. ONLINE ● Jun 26 8:00: Array Music. Situated Sounds III: Sound as Contact. Visit livestream.com/ arraymusic/events/9559566/edit. ONLINE ● Jun 26 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Grace, Fire and Beauty. Tan Dun: Concerto for Piano and orchestra “The Fire”; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Op.100. Christina Petrowska-Quilico, piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Call 905-604-8339 or visit ksorchestra.ca or rhcentre.ca. . ONLINE ● Jun 27: SweetWater Music Festival. Next Wave Showcase: Camryn Ruthven. Camryn Ruthven, piano/vocals. See Jun 25 for contact info. ONLINE ● Jun 28: SweetWater Music Festival. Next Wave Showcase: Rowan Swarna-Small. Rowan Swarna-Small, piano. See Jun 25 for contact info. ONLINE ● Jun 28 12:15: Music Mondays. The Waters Unfolding at Daybreak. Giuliani: Preludes Op.83; Bach: Partita in b BWV1002; McDonald: The Waters Unfolding at Daybreak. Andrew Paul MacDonald, guitar. Visit a440. live. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE ● Jun 29: SweetWater Music Festival. Next Wave Showcase: Bridget Walsh. Bridget Walsh, violin. See Jun 25 for contact info. ONLINE ● Jun 29 7:30: Toronto Consort. A New Voice: The Birth of Polyphonic Playing on the Lute. Join Artistic Associate Esteban La Rotta, The Toronto Consort’s resident pluckedstrings specialist, for an Explorer Learning Series session that exploresthe world of polyphony for the lute. Visit torontoconsort. org. ONLINE ● Jun 29 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Essential Bach. Sonata for violin and continuo in G BWV 1021; Sonata for cello and harpsichord in D BWV 1028; Sonata for violin and continuo in e BWV 1023; Sonata for violin and harpsichord in c BWV 1017; Sonata for 2 violins and continuo in G BWV 1039. Elisa Citterio & Julia Wedman, violins; Keiran Campbell, violoncello; Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord. Email info@tafelmusik.org or call 1-833-964-6337. ONLINE ● Jun 30: SweetWater Music Festival. Next Wave Showcase: Emily Yarascavitch. Emily Yarascavitch, violin. See Jun 25 for contact info. ONLINE ● Jun 30 7:30: Music Toronto. Virtual Concert Series. A new Haydn discovery. Lecture/demonstration followed by a complete performance of Hadyn: String Quartet Op.20 No.5. St. Lawrence String Quartet. Visit music-toronto.com. Free. ONLINE ● Jul 01 2:00: Q107. Great Canadian Concert. Guildwood GO Station Parking Lot, G-3360 McCowan Rd., Scarborough. 416- 723-7445. - per vehicle. LIVE!! ● Jul 05 12:15: Music Mondays. The Nankunda Experience. Gloria Gift Nankunda, vocalist; Martin Kuwawi, guitar; Natalie Wong, violin. Visit a440.live. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE ● Jul 07 7:00: Humbercrest United Church. Time Stands Still. Early music from Ireland and Great Britain. Sinead White, soprano; Jonathan Stuchbery, lute. Call 416-767-6122 or visit humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert. ONLINE ● Jul 09: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Csardas Princess. By Emmerich Kálmán. Lauren Margison (The Csardas Princess); Michael Barrett (Prince Edwin); Caitlin Wood (Countess Stasi); Ryan Downey (Boni); Gregory Finney (Feri), Rosalind McArthur (Anhilte) and Sean Curran (Leopold Maria); Robert Cooper, conductor/piano; Guillermo Silva- Marin, stage director. Visit torontooperetta. Concerts Lunchtime on streamed A440.live July 5 - Gloria Gift Nankunda July 12 - Jean-Luc Therrien July 19 - Tom Allen, Lori Gemmel, & Etsuko Kimura July 26 - Manar Naeem, Lamees Audeh, & Kareem El-Tyeb www.musicmondays.ca Church of the Holy Trinity 26 | July and August 2021 thewholenote.com

com or torontooperetta_csardasprincess. eventbrite.ca. .19. Available until July 23. ONLINE ● Jul 09 7:00: Bravo Niagara! Concert & Wine Tasting: Stéphane Tétreault. Stéphane Tétreault, cello. Visit bravoniagara.org. On demand until Jul 16. ONLINE ● Jul 10 7:00: The Joy of Music. Midsummer Night’s Concert. Masterworks and art song from the Baroque to the contemporary. Sinéad White, soprano; Tessa Facklemann; mezzo; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Owen McCausland, tenor; Jonathan Adams, baritone; String Quartet; Rachael Kerr, piano. Whistling Gardens Amphitheatre, 698 Concession 3, Wilsonville. 519-443- 5773. 0. Limited to only 100 tickets due to COVID-19 protocols. ● Jul 10 8:30: Collingwood Summer Music Festival. Popera: Inaugural Concert. Verdi: Va, pensiero from Nabucco; Brindisi from La traviata; and works by Mozart, Bizet, Leoncavallo, Puccini, Verdi, Gounod, Délibes, and Bernstein. BrottOpera singers; National Academy Orchestra of Canada; Boris Brott, conductor. New Life Church, 28 Tracey Ln., Collingwood. 705-300-2405 or collingwoodfestival.com. Drive-in Ticket: 0; Digital Ticket: . Live and projected on a screen in the church parking lot. Festival runs Jul 10-16. LIVE AND ONLINE!! ● Jul 11 10:00am: Collingwood Summer Music Festival. Just for Youth. Musical activities for preschoolers taking place outdoors on the lawn. Ages 2-6. See Jul 10 for contact info. Free. RSVP required per family. 2 Group Sessions Available (30 min. each). Festival runs Jul 10-16. ● Jul 11 2:00: Collingwood Summer Music Festival. This Land Is Your Land. This Land Is Your Land and other works. Jerry Gray & Shipyard Kitchen Party (Jerry Gray, vocalist; Derek Downham, guitar); Craig Ashton, Julie LeBlanc & Dean Hollin. See Jul 10 for contact info. Early-Bird: per car; Regular: per car; Free for STAR Pass Holders. Gates open at 1pm. Ages 6 and up. Festival runs from Jul 10-16. ● Jul 11 8:30: Collingwood Summer Music Festival. Movie Night!: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. Drive-in Cinema. Screening of the award-winning film Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World outdoors, preceded by a live discussion with the movie’s producer, Stevie Salas. Ages 12 and up. Jerry Gray & Shipyard Kitchen Party (Jerry Gray, vocalist; Derek Downham, guitar); Craig Ashton, Julie LeBlanc & Dean Hollin. See Jul 10 for contact info. Early-Bird: per car; Regular: per car; Free for STAR Pass Holders. Gates open at 7:30pm. Festival runs Jul 10-16. ● Jul 12 12:15: Music Mondays. A Wild Innocence. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata in d Op.14; Schumann: Symphonic Etudes Op.13; David L. McIntyre: A Wild Innocence. Jean-Luc Therrien, piano. Visit a440.live. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE ● Jul 12 8:30: Collingwood Summer Music Festival. A Woman’s Love. Verses from Vera Pavlova’s poetry book The Children’s Album accompanied by P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Album for the Young; Schumann: Frauen-Liebe und Leben” (A Woman’s Love); I. Yusupova: Andante cantabile. Vera Pavlova, reciter; Natalia Pavlova, soprano; Peter Aidu, piano; Sebastian Handley, electric guitar; Lauren Kohut, Kari Zhang, Sunny Valdez, Jaden Benabdeslam, pianos. New Life Church, 28 Tracey Ln., Collingwood. See Jul 10 for contact info. Drive-in Ticket: ; Digital Ticket: . Livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the church’s spacious parking lot (drive-in). Festival runs Jul 10-16. ● Jul 13 8:30: Collingwood Summer Music Festival. Chocho: The Butterfly. Kiyoshi Nagata, taiko/bamboo flute; Aki Takahashi, taiko/voice/shamisen; Tony Nguyen, taiko; Jason Huang, taiko; Naoya Kobayashi, taiko; Andrew Siu, taiko; Nagata Shachu, Japanese drumming ensemble. New Life Church, 28 Tracey Ln., Collingwood. See Jul 10 for contact info. Drive-in Ticket: ; Digital Ticket: . Livestreamed online and projected outdoors at the church’s spacious parking lot (drive-in). Festival runs Jul 10-16. ● Jul 14 7:00: Humbercrest United Church. Sounds of Summer: Music for Trumpet and Keys. Philip Catelinet: Deliverance; Frank Simon: Willow Echoes; Gershwin: Embraceable You; Herbert Clarke: Portrait of a Trumpet; Morales: Mvt III from Concerto for Two Trumpets. Steven Woomert, trumpet; Barton Woomert, trumpet; Rachael Kerr, piano; Melvin Hurst, organ. Call 416-767-6122 or visit humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert. ONLINE ● Jul 14 8:30: Collingwood Summer Music Festival. Red Sky Performance. Dr. Duke Redbird, poetry reader; Red Sky Performance, dancers; Jason Chamakese, Native American flute. New Life Church, 28 Tracey Ln., Collingwood. See Jul 10 for contact info. Drive-in Ticket: ; Digital Ticket: . Livestreamed online and projected outdoors at the church’s spacious parking lot (drive-in). Festival runs Jul 10-16. ● Jul 15 7:30: Brott Music Festival. Opera in the Park: Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Catherine Thornsley (Fiordiligi); Ekaterina Shelehova (Despina); Elitta Gagnon (Dorabella); Scott Rumble (Ferrando); Matthew Kim (Guglielmo); Nicholas Borg (Don Alfonso); BrottOpera; National Academy Orchestra of Canada; Boris Brott, conductor; Anna Theodosakis, stage director. Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. S., Jerseyville. Visit brottmusic.com or call 905-525-7664. per person. Rain date: July 16. LIVE!! ● Jul 15 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Opening Night: Charles Richard-Hamelin. Mozart: Fantasia in c K475; Mozart: Piano Sonata No.14 in c K457; Chopin: Preludes. Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 16 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Gryphon Trio. Visit torontosummermusic. com. Free. Streamed from Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 15 8:30: Collingwood Summer Music Festival. The Powerhouse Trio. Mozart: Violin Sonata in B-flat K454; Cris Derksen: Nice and Clean for Piano, Violin, and Cello; Cris Derksen: Planes for Cello & Violin; Brahms: Violin NEW HORIZONS VIRTUAL FESTIVAL JULY 15 - AUGUST 1 Jonathan Crow, Artistic Director Featuring Charles Richard-Hamelin, Adrianne Pieczonka, Rachel Mercer, The New Orford String Quartet, Gryphon Trio, Echo Chamber Toronto, TSM Fellows, National Academy Orchestra, Kids Concerts, and much more… tosummermusic.com Free Concert Series Sponsor Production Sponsor thewholenote.com July and August 2021 | 27

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