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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.

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Online, Streamed, ETCetera ● The lineup for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series: Aug 28: Donnybrook ● NEW!! The Piano Lunaire. Lunaire Live: The Harvest Moon. Oct 1 at 8pm. Pianist Adam Sherkin performs. Donations are welcomed. Please visit live-iii-the-harvest-moon-tickets-toronto- B7DHFR for more information. ● NEW!! The Upper Canada Choristers. Inti Ukana: A Latin American Tapestry. A livestreamed performance on Oct 2 at 7:30pm. With conductor Laurie Evan Fraser, pianist Hye Won Cecilia Lee, Cantemos Latin ensemble, M.C. Laura Fernandez; guest artists including Bernardo Padron. Visit, call 416-256-0510 or email ONGOING ● Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Visit to learn more about this exciting collaborative initiative. ● Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Every Friday Kevin Barrett does a live-streamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from lockdown in his studio in Kensington Market, Toronto. The show is timed so that West Coast residents can sit in for a late lunch (1pm PDT), people in Toronto/Ottawa/NYC can join in the late afternoon (4pm EDT) and friends in Edinburgh and throughout the UK can kick off their Friday night (9pm BST/UTC+1; later in Europe ...). Watch for special requests and dedications, birthday shout-outs, and a few opinions. But, mostly, lots of music! Tune in to Kevin’s Facebook page on Friday here If you can’t join live, the video will be available afterwards on Kevin’s page. And each week’s episode is archived on his YouTube channel at cgnAMKTNHgPiNATLYffRk3O ● Canadian Brass: welcomes friends around their virtual fireplace for learning and laughs. All events take place at canadianbrass ● Classical Jukebox Founded as a response to the days of COVID-19 social separation, this site is designed to provide you the ability to sing and perform your favorite classical pieces from the comfort of your own home, with accompaniments by organ and piano accompanist, Matthew Larkin. In addition, Classical Jukebox offers another service - assisting with the creation of Virtual Choirs and virtual choir videos for those missing that collaborative and artistic outlet in their lives. Further information can be found at ● Harbourfront Centre. Summer Music in the Garden at Home. Every Sunday at 4pm and Thursday at 7pm. Just as our gardens come to life again, so too does the music of Toronto. Harbourfront Centre’s Summer Music in the Garden series is virtual this year, bringing the sounds of the Toronto Music Garden right to your home. Featuring artists from Ontario, Quebec and around the world. Music by Bach, Ravel, Borodin and Telemann are accompanied by meditative raags and ancient lute techniques. Sign up for reminders at to remain up to date on concerts and even a few surprises. For information 905-973-4000 or visit ● Kingston Symphony. Finale of Beethoven’s Third Symphony (Eroica). Forty members of the orchestra perform the finale of the Eroica, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 while in isolation in their homes. To view the virtual performance, visit For more information on the Kingston Symphony, please visit ● Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Friday Night with the KWS. Online broadcasts of archival concerts every Friday at 8pm. Select broadcasts will feature video and others will be audio-only. Content for each concert will be announced each week via KWS social media platforms. Visit facebook. com/kwsymphony kwsymphony/videos ● Koerner Hall. Concerts from Home. There are more than 25 classical, jazz, and roots music concerts currently available online. Check out the available items at live-from-koerner-hall-concert-livestream ● Danny Michel. Live From Lockdown Sundays. A weekly live, interactive online concert on Sundays at 3pm, on ZOOM from his studio in the woods. Unlike Facebook live, fans can see each other, interact, chat, play along & be a part of the show. Buy a ticket for .00, get a private link in your email and join the party on Zoom (free download available at ● Opera Revue. Isolation Series. Comic operatic duo Danie Friesen and Claire Harris film and record operatic parodies as well as legit opera and art song for a weekly release. Join us every Saturday. For info email ● Orchestre Métropolitain. Live stream of Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1-8. On the websites of Orchestre Métropolitain and Bourgie Hall over the course of the summer of 2020. Visit and ● Ottawa Chamberfest. Chamber Chats: At Home / Chez vous. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. Hosted by celebrated broadcaster/ writer Eric Friesen. Interactive episodes Toronto Operetta Theatre's Beautiful Helen (April 2018) at combine chat with pre-recorded and live performances and feature guest artists and lecturers from all over the world. For information: 613-234-8008. Visit the website at ● Recollectiv: Currently holding on-line meetings. A unique musical group made up of people affected by memory challenges caused by illness (such as dementia) or brain injury (stroke, PTSD, etc.) and their care partners. Volunteers of all ages also form part of the band, making this a positive intergenerational experience for all. Participation is free with pre-registration. Contact for meeting times, information and registration. ● Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. a•P•art {of} performance series, every Thursday at 7:30pm at RHCPA ● Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Tafelmusik at Home is a new online concert featuring solo and duo performances. Be sure to stay until the end for live Q&A sessions with featured musicians. These concerts are , , Choose-What-You- Pay, allowing you to pay what you feel is the value of the concert. Join them for this new way to experience the beauty of Tafelmusik at ● Toronto Botanical Garden. Music in the Garden Series. The first concert will launch on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. with a new performance released every Thursday at 7 p.m. until Labour Day. All concerts can be viewed via the Toronto Botanical Garden’s website here. More concerts to be released later this summer. Virtual performances and further information can be found at ● Toronto Consort. Explorer: Discovering the World of Early Music. Explorer is a blog for the curious; a place of learning, sharing, and community. This all-new offering will present an assortment of curated content in a range of formats, like original short- or long-form articles, original video and audio recordings, and educational content on relevant topics relating to Early Music, history, and world music, as they relate our beloved repertoire. Visit for further information. ● NEW!! Toronto Operetta Theatre. An archival video of Toronto Operetta Theatre’s production of Jacques Offenbach’s The Beautiful Helen (La belle Hélène) performed from April 27 to 29, 2018, Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto. Enjoy the video at spF7SeL_0sQ ● NEW!! VOICEBOX|Opera in Concert. Archival Video Project: Fierabras by Franz Schubert. Schubert’s opera had its Canadian premiere in 2019. If you missed our full production, please take a look at our gift to you with this video of excerpts featuring an amazing cast under the masterful conducting of Kevin Mallon and the Aradia Ensemble. It is a rare opera at its highest degree of excellence in performance. In the midst of wars between the Frankish Christians and Spanish Moors of the late 700s, conflicts are brought to an end with the intercession of a younger generation, where love conquers all. See the video at WORKSHOPS ● NEW!! Toronto Early Music Players Organization (TEMPO). Online Workshop. Sep 13 from 1:30 to 3:00pm. We are very fortunate to have Alison Melville, a longtime friend of TEMPO and Toronto’s leading recorder player, for our first online workshop. She has become a leader in offering online courses on her own and as part of Amherst Early Music Online. Please visit the TEMPO website at for more information on how to participate online. ● NEW!! Toronto Early Music Players Organization (TEMPO). Online Workshop. Oct 4 from 1:30 to 3:00pm. Lawrence Lipnik will be leading our October event. Lawrence has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles from ARTEK and Anonymous 4 to Piffaro and the Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart. He teaches recorder and viol on Amherst Early Music Online. Please visit the TEMPO website at for more information on how to participate online. GILBERTO PRIOSTE 36 | September 2020

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