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Volume 26 Isssue 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.

Events by Date | June 25

Events by Date | June 25 to September 7, 2021 Sonata in A Op.100. Mayumi Seiler, violin; Cris Derksen, electric cello; Angela Park, piano. 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 16 8:30: Collingwood Summer Music Festival. Scheherazade. Ravel: Scheherazade; Twentieth-century Lebanese songs; and other works. Joyce El-Khoury, soprano; Serouj Kradjian, piano & arrangements; Joseph Petric, bandoneon; Kathleen Kajioka, violin; Naghmeh Farahmand, percussion. 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 17 1:00: Toronto Summer Music. Regeneration 1: Strum, Strings, Serenade. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 17 4:00: Toronto Summer Music. Regeneration 2: Mendelssohn Quartet. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 17 7:00: Arcady. Music in the Gardens: The Strings and Soloists of Arcady. Emma Verdonk: Zonlicht; and works by Ronald Beckett. Ronald Beckett, conductor. Whistling Gardens, 698 Concession 3, Wilsonville. Email info@arcady.ca or call 519-428-3185. includes day admission to botanical gardens and fountain shows. LIVE!! ● Jul 17 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Regeneration 3: Dvořák Quintet. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 17 8:00: Array Music. Young Composers Workshop Concert. Visit livestream. com/accounts/15801205/events/9561635. ONLINE ● Jul 18: New Adventures in Sound Art. World Listening Day 2021: The Unquiet Earth 24 Hour Broadcast. 24-hour internet audio broadcast of soundscape compositions by Canadian composers and artists including soundscape recordings from across Canada. Call 705-386-0880 or visit naisa.ca/naisaradio. ONLINE ● Jul 18 2:00: Toronto Summer Music. Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Part 1. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Filmed at Salle Raoul-Jobin, Palais Montcalm, Quebec City. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 19 12:15: Music Mondays. Fire and Feathers. R. Murray Schafer: Wild Bird; Saint- Saëns: Fantasie; Ravel: Tzigane. Tom Allen, narrator; Lori Gemmel, harp; Etsuko Kimura, violin. Visit a440.live. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE ● Jul 19 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Part 2. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Filmed at Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 20 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Pieczonka & Philcox in Recital. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 21 11:00am: Toronto Summer Music. Kids Concert: Gryphon Trio. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 21 7:00: Humbercrest United Church. Liebestraum. Liszt: Liebestraum; Mozart: Mvt 1 from Sonata in c; Beethoven: Mvt 2 from Sonata in c, Rachmaninov: Étude-Tableau in d; Liszt: Widmung (transcribed from the Lied by Schumann). Anna Perone, piano. Call 416-767- 6122 or humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert. ONLINE ● Jul 21 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Bach: Concertos & Arias. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Trinity St. Paul’s United Church. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 22 7:30: Brott Music Festival. Broadway Heroes. Soloists: Nick Settimi, Kaleigh Gorka, Jamie McRoberts, Stephanie Yelovich, Jessica Clement, Grey Soloman, Daniel Allain; BrottOpera; National Academy Orchestra of Canada; Boris Brott, conductor; Lou Zamprogna, stage director. Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. S., Jerseyville. Visit brottmusic.com or call 905-525-7664. per person. Rain date: July 23. LIVE!! VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES July 22 at 7:30 pm JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET ● Jul 22 7:30: Music Toronto. Concert broadcast free online. www.music-toronto.com ● Jul 22 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Echo Chamber Toronto. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 23 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Romantic Inspirations. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 24 1:00: Toronto Summer Music. Regeneration 4: From Modern to Mozart. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 24 4:00: Toronto Summer Music. Regeneration 5: Bartók and the Folk Influence. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Streamed from Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 24 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Regeneration 6: Schumann Quartet. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 25 2:00: Toronto Summer Music. Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Part 3. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Filmed at Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 25 7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Child Prodigies. Korngold: Suite; Barber: Adagio; Mozart: Piano Quartet; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in d. Magisterra Academy Ensemble; Francine Kay, piano. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. 519-615- 0163 or visit magisterra.com. ; (sr); (student with id); (child under 10); (young adult pass-30 years and under); (streamed tickets-adult). All tickets must be purchased in advance. Kick-off event for 1st Magisterra Summer String Institute. LIVE!! ● Jul 26 12:15: Music Mondays. A Journey to the Middle East. Manar Naeem, oud; Lamees Audeh, piano; Kareem El-Tyeb, percussion. Visit a440.live. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE ● Jul 26 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Part 4. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Filmed at Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 27 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. New Horizons. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Filmed at Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 28 11:00am: Toronto Summer Music. Kids Concert with NOSQ. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Filmed at Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 28 7:00: Humbercrest United Church. If Music Be the Food of Love. Purcell: If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On; Bach: Selections from French Suite No.5; Mozart: Pamina’s Aria from The Magic Flute; Saint-Saëns: The Swan. All arrangements by Edward Hayes. Marie Gelinas, cello; Edward Hayes, cello; Melvin Hurst, piano. Call 416-767-6122 or visit humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert. ONLINE ● Jul 28 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. New Orford String Quartet: Homage. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Filmed at Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 29 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. NAO @TSM. Visit torontosummermusic. com. Free. Livestreamed from Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 30 7:30: Brott Music Festival. Bohemian Rhapsody: The Music of Queen. Jeans ‘n Classics Rock Band; Michael Shotton, lead singer; Arcady Singers; National Academy Orchestra of Canada; Boris Brott, conductor. Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. S., Jerseyville. Visit brottmusic.com or call 905- 525-7664. per person. Rain date: July 31. ● Jul 30 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Through Beethoven’s Lens. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Filmed at Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 31 11:00am: Toronto Summer Music. TSM Finale. A full day of concerts ending at 9pm. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Livestreamed from Temerty Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 31 4:00: Toronto Summer Music. Regeneration 7: Debussy & Brahms. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Jul 31 7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Al Qahwa and Friends Present African Routes CD Celebration. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Visit alqahwa.ca. From . ONLINE ● Jul 31 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Regeneration 8: Death and the Maiden. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Streamed from Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Aug 01 2:00: Toronto Summer Music. Encore! Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Part 5. Visit torontosummermusic.com. Free. Filmed at Koerner Hall. ONLINE. Festival runs Jul 15-Aug 1. ● Aug 02 12:15: Music Mondays. The Charm of Four Hands. Works by Schubert, Reger and Rachmaninoff. La Fiammata (Linda Ruan and Charissa Vandikas, piano duo). Visit a440. live. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE ● Aug 04 7:00: Humbercrest United Church. J. S. Bach and Three Romantic Friends. Bach: Concerts Lunchtime on streamed A440.live Aug. 2 - La Fiammata Aug. 9 - Papalote Aug. 16 - Marcel d'Entremont Aug. 23 - Wolkstein- Jurecka Duo Aug. 30 - Laurel Swinden & Stephanie Mara Sept. 6 - Aaron Schwebel & Emily Rho www.musicmondays.ca Church of the Holy Trinity 28 | July and August 2021 thewholenote.com

Prelude and Fugue in a; Stanford: Intermezzo on An Irish Air; Boëllmann: Prière à Notre-Dame from Suite Gothique; Gigout: Toccata in b. Michelle Chung, organ. 416-767- 6122 or humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert.ONLINE ● Aug 05 7:00: Stratford Summer Music. Isabel Bayrakdarian & Gryphon Trio. Works by Brahms & arrangements by Peter Tiefenbach. Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; Juan- Miguel Hernandez, violin; Mark Fewer, violin; Gryphon Trio (Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Roman Borys, cello; Jamie Parker, piano). The Avondale, 194 Avondale Ave, Stratford. 519-271-2101 or stratfordsummermusic.ca. (online stream); (in person). Festival runs Aug 5-29. AUG 5 ELORAFESTIVAL.CA ● Aug 05 7:30: Elora Festival. Reflection: Music for Choir and Solo Cello. The Elora Singers; Katie Schlaikjer, cello. Call 519-846- 0331 or elorafestival.ticketspice.com/2021- elora-festival-online-aug-5. Single Concert: -; (st); Festival Pass: 0-0; (st); Weekend Pass: -0; (st). ONLINE. Festival runs Aug 5-28. ● Aug 06 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. Marcus Nance & Kevin Ramessar. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 7(1pm) & Aug 8(4:30pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 06 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. Duane Andrews. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 7(4:30pm) & Aug 8(1pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 06 9:00: Stratford Summer Music. Thompson Egbo-Egbo. See Aug 5 for contact info. (online); (in person). Once you have booked your concert tickets, we encourage you to call Revival House at 519-273-3424 to make your dinner reservation. LIVE & ONLINE. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 07 10:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Being Lost: Part One. See Aug 5 for contact info. . A leisurely hour-long walk with musical intervals of 15 min each. Please dress accordingly for the weather and bring your hats, water and bug spray. Refreshments from Revel will be available. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 07 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. Marcus Nance & Kevin Ramessar. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 8(4:30pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 07 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. Duane Andrews. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 6(4:30pm) & Aug 8(1pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 07 7:00: Stratford Summer Music. Being Lost: Part Two. See Aug 5 for contact info. . Festival runs Aug 5-29. ELORAFESTIVAL.CA ● Aug 07 7:30: Elora Festival. Jason Max Ferdinand Singers: New Beginnings. 519- 846-0331 or elorafestival.ticketspice. com/2021-elora-festival-online-august- 7---jason-max-ferdinand. See Aug 5 for pricing. ONLINE. Festival runs Aug 5-28. ● Aug 08 7:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Music for String Quartet with The Taoist Tai Chi Society. See Aug 5 for contact info. . First come first served table seating. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket! Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 08 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. The Swinging Belles. See Aug 5 for contact info. ; (child). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 08 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. Duane Andrews. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 08 3:00: Brott Music Festival. A Note for Every Grape: Mostly Mozart Among the Grapes. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 K488; Mozart: Divertimento K136; Chevalier Saint- Georges: Symphonie concertante. Valerie Tryon, piano; National Academy Orchestra of Canada; Boris Brott, conductor. Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery, 3210 Staff Ave, Jordan Station. Visit brottmusic.com or call 905- 525-7664. 7 per person (includes food and wine). No rain date. ● Aug 08 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. Marcus Nance & Kevin Ramessar. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 6(1pm) & Aug 7(1pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 09 12:15: Music Mondays. Tres Kilos. Tres Kilos (Larry Lewis, tres/guitar/vocals; Neil Gardiner, trombone/piano/vocals; Marcus Chonsky, percussion; Ted Sankey, string bass; Jonno Lightstone, flute/clarinet). Visit a440.live. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE ● Aug 09: RCCO Festival 2021. Organ Festival Canada. Call 647-573-1873 or visit rccofestival2021.ca. (per concert); (single day); 8(festival). ONLINE. Festival runs Aug 9-13. ● Aug 09 from 1pm: Andrew Adair; David Enlow; Isabelle Demers. ● Aug 10 from 1pm: Aaron James; Jean- Willy Kunz ● Aug 11 from 1pm: Ottawa Bach Choir: Angela Hewitt; David Simon; Duo Majoya & Mark Segger. ● Aug 12 from 1pm: Michael Bloss. ● Aug 13 from 1pm: Norman Reintamm; Rachel Laurin; Rachel Mahon. ● Aug 11 7:00: Humbercrest United Church. Melodious Brass. Marcus Venables: Our Consecration; Webber: Phantom of the Opera; Morley Calvert: Canadian Folk Song Suite; Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations; Gregson: Finale from Laudate Dominum. Venabrass Ensemble. Call 416-767-6122 or visit humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert. ONLINE ● Aug 12 7:30: Elora Festival. Russell Braun and Carolyn Maule in Recital. Stanford: Songs of the Sea, with the tenors and basses of The Elora Singers. Russell Braun, baritone; AUG 12 ELORAFESTIVAL.CA Carolyn Maule, piano; Men of The Elora Singers. See Aug 5 for pricing. Visit elorafestival. ticketspice.com/2021-elora-festival-onlineaugust-12---russell-braun. ONLINE. Festival runs Aug 5-28. ● Aug 13 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. Vocal Academy. Free. See Aug 5 for contact info. Also Aug 14(1pm) & Aug 15(1pm). ● Aug 13 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. Hannah Thomas. Free. Also Aug 14(4:30pm) & Aug 15(4:30pm). ● Aug 13 9:00: Stratford Summer Music. Friday Night Live at Revival House: Heather Bambrick. See Aug 5 for contact info. (online); (in person). Once you have booked your concert tickets, we encourage you to call Revival House at 519-273-3424 to make your dinner reservation. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 14 2:00: Stratford Summer Music. TorQ Percussion Quartet. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free with advance registration. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 14 4:00: Stratford Summer Music. Cris Derksen. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free with advance registration. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 14 5:30: Stratford Summer Music. Film Screening: Man of a Thousand Songs. See Aug 5 for contact info. . Followed by a Q&A with the director and producer and a tribute show featuring Damhnait Doyle. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 14 7:30: Elora Festival & Festival of the Sound. Elora Festival: Classic Vienna. Haydn: String Quartet Op.74 No.3; Beethoven: Septet in E-flat. Rolston String Quartet; Mark Fewer, violin; Hezekiah Leung, viola; Bryan Cheng, cello; Joel Quarrington, bass; James Campbell, clarinet; Kathleen McLean, bassoon; Kenneth MacDonald, horn. Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville St., Elora. Call 519- 846-0331 or visit elorafestival.ticketspice. com/2021-elora-festival-online-august- 14---festival-of-the-sound. See Aug 5 for pricing. Tickets are limited. Concert will also be live-streamed. Festival runs Aug 5-28. ● Aug 14 8:00: Stratford Summer Music. Tribute Concert: Man of a Thousand Songs. See Aug 5 for contact info. . Following a screening of the documentary film Man of a Thousand Songs. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 14 9:00: Elora Festival. The Elora Singers at Twilight. Rachmaninoff: Vespers (excerpts); Renaissance and modern music for the end of the day. The Elora Singers. Call 519-846- 0331 or visit elorafestival.ticketspice. BY SASKY LOUISON & DARRYL JOSEPH-DENNIE Behind the scenes of a Caribbean Musical Development by New Generation Artists VIRTUAL PRESENTATION JULY 30 - AUGUST 6 Overseen by: Richardo-Keens Douglas (script), Mark Cassius (music), and Shakeil Rollock (choreo) thewholenote.com July and August 2021 | 29

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