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Volume 26 Issue 2 - October 2020

  • Text
  • Classical
  • Artists
  • Choral
  • Concerts
  • Performances
  • Choir
  • Jazz
  • Musical
  • Toronto
  • October
Following the Goldberg trail from Gould to Lang Lang; Measha Brueggergosman and Edwin Huizinga on face to face collaboration in strange times; diggings into dance as FFDN keeps live alive; "Classical unicorn?" - Luke Welch reflects on life as a Black classical pianist; Debashis Sinha's adventures in sound art; choral lessons from Skagit Valley; and the 21st annual WholeNote Blue Pages (part 1 of 3) in print and online. Here now. And, yes, still in print, with distribution starting Thursday October 1.

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2602_OctCover.indd 1 PRICELESS 2020-09-23 5:29 PM ON OUR COVERS 21st Annual BLUE PAGES PRESENTER PROFILES 2020/21 PHOTO: DAHLIA KATZ 7 OPENER | Which Way to Turn | DAVID PERLMAN 71 REARVIEW MIRROR | Missing the Touch of it All | ROBERT HARRIS STORIES 8 Recorded Music | Discoveries Along the Goldberg Trail | ADAM SHERKIN 10 COLLABORATIONS | Edwin Huizinga & Measha Brueggergosman | DAVID PERLMAN Vol 25 No 2 PIVOTAL TIMES Beyond opera: Brueggergosman and Huizinga New adventures in sound art Choral lessons from Skagit Valley The intimacy challenge: Fall for Dance OCTOBER 2020 CONCERTS, LIVE & LIVESTREAMED RECORD REVIEWS & LISTENING ROOM STORIES AND INTERVIEWS Volume 26 No 2 | October 2020 YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE: this concert season continues to re-invent itself, pivot and pivot again. There’s much to share, to learn and celebrate: amplified as necessary in whatever media work! Opera audiences usually frown on amplification but in Dahlia Katz’s full-size photo (pg 22) tenor Asitha Tennekoon, using the microphone pictured on our cover, sings from a mobile stage that bears no resemblance to an opera house – bringing living breathing music to shut-in retirees, health care workers, and ordinary folks on their front lawns. Not your usual art-music audience, but these are pivotal times. In music, we rely on pivot chords to get us safely into the next key: we navigate changes instead of bailing out. Let’s keep that good intention close to our collective hearts, as the beat goes on. — Jack Buell, Team WholeNote 13 MUSIC & DANCE | A Time to Fall for Dance | JENNIFER PARR 16 IN WITH THE NEW | Sound Art: Machine Language and Livestreams | WENDALYN BARTLEY 18 CLASSICAL & BEYOND | TSO, RCM and Sinfonia Toronto | PAUL ENNIS La Peste LES BAROCUDAS | Marie Nadeau Tremblay violon ACD2 2809 LA PESTE A musical journey that explores the theme of the plague. Schmelzer, Castello, Fontana, Pandolfi, Rossi, Farina LES BAROCUDAS Marie Nadeau-Tremblay violin Ryan Gallagher viola da gamba Nathan Mondry harpsichord and organ TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 9, 2020 ACD2 2792 JACQUES HÉTU MUSIQUE POUR VENTS Pentaèdre Wind Ensemble and pianist Philip Chiu present a recording devoted to works by this renowned Canadian composer. TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 23, 2020 16

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