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Volume 26 Issue 2 - October 2020

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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.

Performances by Date

Performances by Date (Live/Hybrid) rcmusic.com/performance. -. Saturday November 7 ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. GGS Operas Series: Glenn Gould School Fall Opera - Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins” and William Bolcom’s “Lucrezia”. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Other Events by Date: Livestream/ETCetera Thursday October 1 ● 8:00: The Piano Lunaire. Lunaire Live III: The Harvest Moon. Pianist Adam Sherkin performs music by Liszt: Années de pèlerinage S160 Nos. 4-5; Barber: Ballade Op.48; Bach: Capriccio on the Departure of a Dearly Beloved Brother BWV 992; Adam Sherkin: Tagish Fires Op.21. suggested donation. For more information, visit universe.com/ events/lunaire-live-iii-the-harvest-moontickets-toronto-B7DHFR. ONLINE. ● Oct 01-18: Music Gallery. X Avant XV: Transmissions. Curated by Pratishtha Kohli and Olivia Shortt. OK Miss featuring Du Yun / Thin Edge New Music Collective; Leanne Simpson Trio / Rich Brown / Kaie Kellough & Jason Sharp; Tara Kannengara / c_RL/ Classic Roots / Mingjia / Norman Otis Richmond; Ron Gaskin Tribute / Alanna Stuart. All events FREE to stream. All shows will be available to stream online and will be a mix of on and off-site concerts produced by the Music Gallery; (still) located at 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education. Further information visit musicgallery.org. ONLINE. ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart Together. Following many months of isolation and remote music making, the musicians of Tafelmusik gather for an emotional return to the concert stage. Filmed at Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, this opening program of the reimagined 2020/21 season is devoted to chamber music originally intended to be played in private homes and salon gatherings among friends and family. Scored for two to eight instruments, these intimate works — almost all of them new to our musicians — capture the immediacy and connection we’ve all been 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. . Also Nov 6. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts Series: Cameron Carpenter Plays “Goldberg Variations” on the Organ. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. -0. craving. On display will be a more playful side of titans like Mozart, Beethoven, and Boccherini, including a movement from Mozart’s famous Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major in an unusual arrangement for six string instruments, along with music by Michael Haydn, Družeckŷ, Sperger, and Spohr — classical composers eclipsed by these giants. An unforgettable homecoming. For more information, visit tafelmusik.org. ONLINE. Friday October 2 ● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast: Episode 2 - Plagues, Pandemics, and Musicians. Featuring interviews with special guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. For links, visit spo. ca. ONLINE. ● 7:30: Stockey Centre/Festival of the Sound. Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue Live. Featuring George Gershwin’s phenomenal Rhapsody in Blue among many other incredible pieces, all performed by a number of our most beloved Festival Artists such as Jamie Parker, Guy Few, Mark Fewer, and James Campbell. This concert is available both in person and virtually. LIVE Concert Tickets: .95 + HST. Available only at the Stockey Centre Box Office. Limited tickets available for purchase in person (2 Bay Street) or by phone at 1-877-746-4466. VIR- TUAL/LIVESTREAM Concert Tickets: .95 + HST. Available only at the Festival Box Office. Unlimited tickets available for purchase are available at festivalofthesound.ca, in person (1 Avenue Road), or by phone at 1-866-866- 364-0061. Online virtual ticket purchases will be acknowledged within 24 hours via confirmation email. LIVE AND ONLINE. ● 7:30: The Upper Canada Choristers. Inti Ukana: A Latin American Tapestry. A livestreamed performance on With conductor Laurie Evan Fraser, pianist Hye Won Cecilia Lee, Cantemos Latin ensemble, M.C. Laura Fernandez; guest artists including Bernardo Padron. Visit uppercanadachoristers.org or call 416-256-0510 or email info@uppercanadachoristers.org Sunday October 4 ● 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization (TEMPO). 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. The workshop continues until 3:00pm. Please visit tempotoronto.net. ONLINE WORKSHOP. ● 2:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. LIVEstream.LOVE.WORLD Series #07 with Laura Fernandez. Interested but can’t attend? ALL our livestreamed performances are available at facebook.com/jazzniagara and youtube.com/jazzniagara. Enjoy this performance with our compliments. Donations in support of our Festival and our artists are gratefully accepted at NiagaraJazzFestival.com/donations and the full lineup can be found at niagarajazzfestival.com ● 7:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Jonathan Crow & Joe Johnson, Violin / Cello Duet. See the concert at YouTube.com/Canzona- ChamberPlayers. In lieu of a concert ticket, donations to the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation COVID-19 Courage Fund, in Memory of Elizabeth Krehm, can be made at smh.convio.net/couragefund Wednesday October 7 ● 8:00: Arraymusic. Livestream Concert with Ryan Driver and The Titillators. Find the livestream at livestream.com/ accounts/15801205/rd3titillators ● 8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Chantal Kreviazuk: Live Simulcast. Main Theatre. ; (members). Further information visit burlingtonpac.ca/events/ chantal-kreviazuk/. Thursday October 8 ● 8:00: Freesound/The Canadian Music Centre. Freesound 03. Kicking off our 2020- 21 season online! We’re very excited to be partnering with the Canadian Music Centre to present a concert of fantastic works for clarinet, violin, and piano by Canadian composers Jason Doell and Anna Höstman. Available on the CMC Website Stream at cmccanada.org. Friday October 9 ● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Performance S41E01. New music performances by members and friends of the SPO. Full performance details are available at spo.ca. ONLINE. ● 7:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ Series #41 with Bill Mays. Interested but can’t attend? ALL our livestreamed performances are available at facebook.com/jazzniagara and youtube. com/jazzniagara. Enjoy this performance with our compliments. Donations in support of our Festival and our artists are gratefully accepted at NiagaraJazzFestival.com/donations and the full lineup can be found at niagarajazzfestival.com. ONLINE. ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. KWS Goes Online: Fly Me to the Moon - Sinatra and Beyond. Daniel Bartholomew- Poyser, conductor; Michael Vanhevel, vocalist. In a tribute to the world’s greatest crooners, singer Michael Vanhevel and the KWS take you on a sentimental journey of crooner classics including songs like Fly Me to the Moon, Unforgettable, The Way You Look Tonight and so many more. Purchase tickets at tickets at kwsymphony.ca/reimagined/2808. ONLINE. Saturday October 10 ● 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Kannamma: A Concert of Thanksgiving. From Bach to the Beatles, from visual arts to dance to drumming to singing this concert of thanksgiving brings together an amazing group of artists in a program of choral music and more that evocatively expresses gratitude. TMC Associate Conductor Simon Rivard and Guest Curator Suba Sankaran have put together a diverse program that brings together songs of thanks, gratitude and love, spanning several centuries, multiple genres and disciplines that cross cultures. Works will include European classical to jazz to pop to South Indian Karnatak music, to refreshing original compositions, complemented by visual arts and dance performance. Program is free to view but please consider a donation in support of our online programming during the pandemic. Enjoy the concert at livestream.com/tmchoir/kannamma. ONLINE. Sunday October 11 ● 3:00: Danny Michel. Live From Lockdown: Thanksgiving Weekend Show. Tickets are . Danny has set aside 25 tickets for those who are not in a position to purchase a ticket but would like to be a part of this event. If that’s you, then email info@dannymichel.com with the subject “Guestlist Oct 11”. No explanations necessary and no questions asked. Visit dannymichel.com to buy tickets. ONLINE. Friday October 16 ● Tafelmusik. Baroque for Baby. A kidfriendly playlist curated by violinist and mother of two, Cristina Zacharias. Selections from renowned Tafelmusik recordings include music by Telemann, Purcell, Lully, Vivaldi, Handel, Monteverdi, Rameau, Merula, Sweelink, and Marais. Zacharias’s choices balance enlivening, energetic music that encourages children to move and dance with calming, quieter pieces for bedtime. More information is available at www.tafelmusik. org/baby. ONLINE PLAYLIST. ● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast: Episode 3 - Socially Distanced: Music for a Solo Instrument: J.S. Bach Plus.. Featuring interviews with special guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Find links and further information at spo.ca. ONLINE. Saturday October 17 ● 7:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Austin Wahl. Registration is required in advance at eventbrite.ca/e/austin-wahl-usa-classicalguitar-tickets-119332483671. A suggested donation of can be made during registration. ONLINE RECITAL. ● Oct 17 7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art/Charles Street Video. Endosymbiosis: Live Electronic Music Performance with Liquid Light Imagery by Robert Fantinatto. A video and improvised electronic music performance which utilizes a variation on the technique of Liquid Light by replacing the overhead projector with a 4K video camera. The improvised music performed by Fantinatto uses a customized modular synthesizer along with slowed-down water sounds. The performance will be live-streamed over You- Tube with Q&A discussion taking place afterwards on the Whereby platform. Online Location issued after Advance Registration at naisa.ca/purchase-tickets. ONLINE. Sunday October 18 ● 2:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. LIVEstream.LOVE.WORLD Series #09 with Juneyt. Interested but can’t attend? ALL our livestreamed performances are available at 46 | October 2020 thewholenote.com

facebook.com/jazzniagara and youtube. com/jazzniagara. Enjoy this performance with our compliments. Donations in support of our Festival and our artists are gratefully accepted at NiagaraJazzFestival.com/donations and the full lineup can be found at niagarajazzfestival.com. ONLINE. ● 7:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Sean Rice & Anna Petersen, Clarinet / Oboe Duo. See the concert at YouTube.com/Canzona- ChamberPlayers. In lieu of a concert ticket, donations to the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation COVID-19 Courage Fund, in Memory of Elizabeth Krehm, can be made at smh.convio. net/couragefund. ONLINE. Thursday October 22 ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. Passions of the Soul. A livestreamed event curated and directed by Elisa Citterio. Bliss, grief, delight: experience a kaleidoscope of emotions with 18thcentury music that will open your heart and mind. This concert is a microcosm of our season theme, “Passions of the Soul.” In their quest to awe and inspire, 18th-century composers strove to describe the desires of the soul and touch the hearts of listeners with poignant and captivating music. Works featured include Lalande’s Chaconne (inspired by the magnificent fountains of Versailles); Locatelli’s Sinfonia Funebre, and Telemann’s suite La Bourse, an irreverent depiction of the roller-coaster of emotions experienced by investors in the stock market. Single ticket purchasers will be able to re-access the concert for a full 24 hours after the original broadcast time. You can revisit your ticket link, contained in your confirmation email, to watch until October 23, 2020 at 7:59pm. + service fees. Box Office: 1-833-964-6337. Visit tafelmusik.org. ONLINE. Friday October 23 ● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPO Music Performance S41E02. New music performances by members and friends of the SPO. Full performance details and links can be found at spo.ca. Today’s theme: Socially Distanced: Music for a Solo Instrument, J.S. Bach Plus. ONLINE. ● 7:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ Series #43 with Jay Reed. Interested but can’t attend? ALL our livestreamed performances are available at facebook.com/jazzniagara and youtube. com/jazzniagara. Enjoy this performance with our compliments. Donations in support of our Festival and our artists are gratefully accepted at NiagaraJazzFestival.com/donations and the full lineup can be found at niagarajazzfestival.com. ONLINE. ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. KWS Goes Online: Schubert and the Swedish Mozart. Andrei Feher, conductor. Kraus: Symphony in c; Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B-flat. Kraus has often been referred to as “the Swedish Mozart,” and while a talented composer in his own right, is overshadowed in popular memory by his famous contemporary. His Symphony in C is stormy and dramatic, full of turbulent passion. Schubert was infatuated with Mozart, but in contrast to Kraus’s symphony, his Symphony No.5 is light and joyfully elegant. Purchase tickets at tickets.kwsymphony.ca/reimagined/2809. ONLINE. Saturday October 24 ● 7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art and Charles Street Video. Adeva (version000_01): Electronic Music and Video Performance by Debashis Sinha. Debashis Sinha’s explorations of how his Bengali heritage can manifest through the toolset of contemporary electronic music continues with this livestream performance. This is a project started in 2019 at the MUTEK JP AI Music Lab, where Sinha began exploring machine learning and AI and their applications in sound, and where he realized their use as a dramaturgical tool in the story-based explorations and re-imaginings of Hindu myth he has been creating for nearly two decades. The text and sound world of the Vedas (Hindu scriptures) is subjected to machine learning algorithms and processes to create content that lies just beyond the reach of human comprehension — a piecing together of half-understood and half-perceived bits of wisdom that is reconstructed by Sinha, and the listener in the moment of performance. The performance will be live-streamed over YouTube with Q&A discussion taking place afterwards on the Whereby platform. It is a co-presentation of New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) and Charles Street Video. Online location issued after Advance Registration at naisa.ca/purchase-tickets/. ONLINE. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music from The Cuban, Featuring Hilario Durán. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. . Live and online. Sunday October 25 ● 2:00: TD Markham Jazz Festival. Ready. Set. Connect. Concert #2. Spy Jazz with June Garber + Irene Torres, hosted by Jaymz Bee and featuring an exceptional band – Eric St. Laurent (guitars) George Koller (basses), Great Bob Scott (drums and percussion), Attila Fias (keyboards) and Alison Young (saxes). Tune in at facebook.com/markhamjazzfmaestival prior to each concert. ONLINE. ● 3:30: Sinfonia Toronto. Beethoven & Shostakovich. Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in c Op.110a; Beethoven: (arr. Shostakovich): String Quartet No.10 in E-flat Op.74 “Harp”; Saman Shahi: “When we fall…”. Nurhan Arman, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. rcmusic.com/ Tickets/Seats/172401. From .95. LIVE & ONLINE. Monday October 26 ● 12:15: Music Mondays. Folk & Song. Works by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Gershwin and others. Beth Silver, cello; Jenna Richards, piano. Enjoy the concert at a440.live/artists/ 5f1754aaeec7ff3ace0cdcbe. ONLINE. ● 7:30: Art of Time Ensemble/Toronto International Festival of Authors. The Poem/The Song. Available online until Thursday, October 29th, 7:30pm. The Poem/The Song presents music inspired by poetry in a variety of contrasting musical settings. Highlights include two-time Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood reading her poem Thriller Suite accompanied by an original musical composition from Canadian composer Dan Parr, Franz Liszt’s musical impression of Petrarch’s Sonnets, music from the worldwide smash-hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, which was inspired by the poetry of T.S. Eliot, a fantastical setting of Walt Whitman by composer George Crumb and songs by Leonard Cohen. Performers include singers Thom Allison, Gregory Hoskins and Carla Huhtanen. RSVP at addevent.com/event/Mo5142975. ONLINE. Wednesday October 28 Something Rich & Strange OCT 28 / 7PM ET LIVESTREAMED FROM KOERNER HALL OPERAATELIER.COM ● 7:00: Opera Atelier. Something Rich and Strange. A fully-staged new creation featuring theatre music that explores the realms of dreams, visions and the supernatural. Featuring soprano Measha Brueggergosman, tenor Colin Ainsworth, and more. With Artists of Atelier Ballet and musicians from Tafelmusik led by Music Director Elisa Citterio. Music by Handel, Purcell and Lully. Livestreamed from Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre. . Buy livestream tickets at rcmusic.com/eventsand-performances/opera-atelier-presentssomething-rich-and-strange. ONLINE. Friday October 30 ● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast S41E04 - Beethoven: The Man and His Chamber Music - Part 1. Featuring interviews with special guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Find links and further information at spo.ca. ONLINE. ● 8:00: The Piano Lunaire. Lunaire Live IV: Blue Moon Gala. Two-piano recital celebrating the rare Blue Moon. Streamed live from Toronto in collaboration with Yamaha Canada. Stephen Runge & Adam Sherkin, pianos. Adams: Hallelujah Junction; Sherkin: Ink from the Shield (2020 world premiere); Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. suggested donation. For more information, visit universe.com/events/lunaire-live-iv-theblue-moon-gala-tickets-toronto-JV38L4. ONLINE. Sunday November 1 ● 7:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Carina Canonica, David Gazille & Jonathan Krehm, Clarinet Duo / Trio. See the concert at You- Tube.com/CanzonaChamberPlayers. In lieu of a concert ticket, donations to the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation COVID- 19 Courage Fund, in Memory of Elizabeth Krehm, can be made at smh.convio.net/ couragefund. ONLINE. Friday November 6 ● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPO Music Performance S41E03 - Beethoven: The Man and His Chamber Music - Part 1. New music performances by members and friends of the SPO. Full performance details and links can be found at spo. ca. ONLINE. ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. KWS Goes Online: Royal Wood with the KWS. Evan Mitchell, conductor; Royal Wood, vocals/ piano/guitar; Steve Zsirai, electric bass; Mark Mariash, drum set; Royal Wood, one of Canada’s best contemporary singer/songwriters, joins the KWS performing some of his greatest hits from across many of his albums. Renowned for his intimate and compelling performances, Royal Wood’s music is effortlessly melodic with lyrically astute perspectives on life and love, making for a seamless pairing with the orchestra. Purchase tickets at tickets.kwsymphony.ca/reimagined/2810. ONLINE. Send us listings for your events online, streamed, etc. at thewholenote.com/etcetera thewholenote.com October 2020 | 47

Volume 26 (2020- )

Volume 26 Issue 1 - September 2020
Volume 26 Issue 2 - October 2020
Volume 26 Issue 3 - November 2020

Volumes 21-25 (2015-2020)

Volume 25 Issue 9 - July / August 2020
Volume 25 Issue 8 - May / June 2020
Volume 25 Issue 7 - April 2020
Volume 25 Issue 6 - March 2020
Volume 25 Issue 5 - February 2020
Volume 25 Issue 4 - December 2019 / January 2020
Volume 25 Issue 3 - November 2019
Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019
Volume 25 Issue 1 - September 2019
Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019
Volume 24 Issue 7 - April 2019
Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019
Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019
Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019
Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018
Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018
Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018
Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018
Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018
Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018
Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018
Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017
Volume 23 Issue 2 - October 2017
Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017
Volume 22 Issue 9 - Summer 2017
Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017
Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017
Volume 22 Issue 6 - March 2017
Volume 22 Issue 5 - February 2017
Volume 22 Issue 4 - December 2016/January 2017
Volume 22 Issue 2 - October 2016
Volume 22 Issue 1 - September 2016
Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016
Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016
Volume 21 Issue 6 - March 2016
Volume 21 Issue 5 - February 2016
Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016
Volume 21 Issue 3 - November 2015
Volume 21 Issue 2 - October 2015
Volume 21 Issue 1 - September 2015

Volumes 16-20 (2010-2015)

Volumes 11-15 (2004-2010)

Volumes 6 - 10 (2000 - 2006)

Volumes 1-5 (1994-2000)