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Volume 26 Issue 1 - September 2020

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Choral Scene: Uncharted territory: three choirs finding paths forward; Music Theatre: Loose Tea on the boil with Alaina Viau’s Dead Reckoning; In with the New: what happens to soundart when climate change meets COVID-19; Call to action: diversity, accountability, and reform in post-secondary jazz studies; 9th Annual TIFF Tips: a filmfest like no other; Remembering: Leon Fleisher; DISCoveries: a NY state of mind; 25th anniversary stroll-through; and more. Online in flip through here, and on stands commencing Tues SEP 1.


KOERNER HALL 2020.21 Concert Season Anwar Khurshid and Friends SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1PM MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL Free tickets will be available starting at 10am on Monday, September 7, 2020. Sitarist Anwar Khurshid’s music has been featured in the Oscar Award-winning film, Life of Pi, and Kama Sutra. He performs all over the globe with musicians from other genres and is a member of KUNÉ – Canada’s Global Orchestra. Generously supported by Dorothy Cohen Shoichet SongBird North SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 8PM TEMERTY THEATRE Tickets: Top Canadian songwriters Chris Tait and Jessie T come together with host Blair Packham to perform their music and tell us about the inspiration, the songwriting process, and the stories behind the songs. Presented in partnership with the Songwriters Association of Canada (S.A.C.) Ladom Ensemble SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1PM MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL Free tickets will be available starting at 10am on Monday, September 21, 2020. “Elegant and contemplative ... rocking and fiery!” (CBC Radio) Passionate, sophisticated, and wild acoustic chamber world music with inspiration from Argentine tango, Serbian folk and dance traditions, Persian classical repertoire, and progressive rock. Generously supported by Dorothy Cohen Shoichet Miles from India – A Celebration of the Music of Miles Davis SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 8PM KOERNER HALL Tickets start at only “The beauty of Miles from India is how the players from different cultures and backgrounds meet on Miles’ turf with their individual voices completely intact. ... a tribute to the way Miles and Teo Macero changed the way jazz music can be made.” (All Music Guide) Royal Conservatory Orchestra FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 8PM KOERNER HALL Tickets start at only . The Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO) is widely regarded as an outstanding ensemble and one of the best training orchestras in North America. Part of the Temerty Orchestral Program Fern Lindzon SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1PM MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL Free tickets will be available starting at 10am on Monday, September 28, 2020 “Fern Lindzon is an engaging pianist and singer who brings an unassuming authority, an inquiring spirit, and a natural grace to contemporary jazz.” (Mark Miller) For this concert, she delves into Duke Ellington and his suites. Generously supported by Dorothy Cohen Shoichet TICKETS & SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 RCMUSIC.COM/PERFORMANCE 273 BLOOR STREET WEST 237 (BLOOR ST. STREET & AVENUE WEST RD.) (BLOOR TORONTO ST. & AVENUE RD.) TORONTO

2601_Sept20_Cover.indd 1 PRICELESS 2020-08-25 1:07 PM Volume 26 No 1 | September 2020 ON OUR COVERS Vol 26 No 1 THE BEAT GOES ON 9 TH Annual TIFF Tips MUSIC THEATRE Loose Tea on the boil Once COVID’s in the rearview mirror … Jazz Studies: the struggle for equity ON THE FLY 18th annual choral Canary Pages STORIES SEPTEMBER 2020 Concerts, live & livestreamed Listening Room & record reviews Stories & interviews 7 OPENER | Priceless | DAVID PERLMAN 7 CONVERSATIONS | Opera Squared - Anna Theodosakis | DAVID PERLMAN 10 9th Annual TIFF Tips | 9th Annual TIFF Tips | PAUL ENNIS 13 MUSIC THEATRE | Loose Tea Unleashed by Lockdown | JENNIFER PARR We chose The WholeNote name believing it could grow with us over time, embracing an increasingly whole, more diverse range of live music. Also there was something about the note itself – the way it sounds and looks (in western musical notation) like a heartbeat, present in us all. The images on this edition’s front and back covers reflect our hope for live music to remain at the heart of what keeps us all whole. A wholenote embraces all the beats in a measure, no matter the tempo, and the metronome (or clicktrack!) helps us all stay steady and together. As long as we have a pulse we all will need music. And so the beat goes on. Jack Buell, Team WholeNote 16 BACK TO THE FUTURE | The Struggle for Equity in Jazz Studies Programs | COLIN STORY 18 SEMINAL VENUES | An Array for Challenging Times | ANDREW TIMAR 21 CHORAL SCENE | Just a Bit Different as Choirs Forge Ahead | BRIAN CHANG 58 REARVIEW MIRROR | COVID’s Metamorphoses | ROBERT HARRIS ACD2 2796 Haydn The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross The latest recording by award-winning pianist David Jalbert To be released on September 11, 2020 LA BERGÈRE 59 Marie Magistry soprano | Sylvain Bergeron archiluth ACD2 2801 With her debut recording, LA BERGÈRE, soprano Marie Magistry evokes the charm of the 17th century French “air de cour”. TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

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