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Volume 26 Issue 2 - October 2020

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  • Classical
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  • Choral
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  • Performances
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  • 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.

● Arts@Home. A vibrant

● 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. ONLINE CULTURAL WEBSITES. ● Arraymusic. Living Room Talk: Ryan Driver. This week is a little bit different as we are talking with singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/all-around-brilliant-dude Ryan Driver. We speak a bit about his history with Arraymusic and long-time collaboration with Martin Arnold, the Street Sweeper Bristle Bass, and more. You can find the talk at ONLINE. ● Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Kevin Barrett does a live-streamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from lockdown in his studio in Kensington Market, Toronto. Tune in to Kevin’s Facebook page on Friday at If you can’t join live, the video will be available afterwards on Kevin’s page with each week’s episode archived on his YouTube channel at cgnAMKTNHgPiNATLYffRk3O. ONLINE. ● Canadian Brass welcomes friends around their virtual fireplace for learning and laughs. All events take place at VIRTUAL MEETING PLACE. ● 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 ONLINE ASSISTANCE SITE. ● Esprit Orchestra. Filmbites. The first series of Filmbites clips are from Larry Weinstein’s 1989 film For the Whales, in which writers, musicians, and artists celebrate the majestic whale. The film explores the theme of preserving our environment through artistic and musical meditations. Watch this short introductory video with composer Alexina Louie at, then visit ● Esprit Orchestra. Soundbites. The latest Soundbite in our series is an excerpt from the World Premiere performance of Quinn Jacobs’ Music About Music. This concert is conducted by Eugene Astapov and was performed by Esprit Orchestra in Trinity St. Paul’s Centre on April 5, 2019. Visit for further information. ONLINE. ● 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 watch?v=F2eVauBqiAY. Find more information on the Kingston Symphony at ONLINE CONCERT. ● New Music Concerts. Sonic Grace: An NMC Audio Diary. Listen to David Hetherington perform Carter’s Figment recorded live with New Music Concerts at the Music Gallery on Dec. 18, 2007, at Continuing Events Mkjj3qFxLxk. ONLINE CONCERT. ● 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. Find more information at and PRE-RECORDED CONCERTS. ● Ottawa Chamberfest. Chamber Chats: At Home / Chez vous. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. Hosted by celebrated broadcaster/ writer Eric Friesen. Interactive episodes 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 ONLINE. ● 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. ● TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Online Premiere. Measha Brueggergosman, soprano; Lennie Gallant, guitar. The internationally acclaimed opera singer and concert artist co-wrote “Champions” with Lennie Gallant. The concert is available at ONLINE. ● 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. More information at ONLINE BLOG. ● Toronto Operetta Theatre. An archival video of Toronto Operetta Theatre’s production of Jacinto Guerrero’s Los Gavilanes (The Sparrow Hawks) performed in April 2016 at the Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto.This zarzuela tells the story of Juan, who returns to his native village in Spain from Peru as a wealthy man, at last worthy of marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Adriana. Separated for over twenty years, Adriana is unforgiving. In his absence, Adriana had married and is now a widow with a daughter, Rosaura. Adriana’s mother Leontina proposes that Juan marry Rosaura scandalizing the village. Juan is hesitant to complicate the situation especially as Rosaura is known to be in love with a young villager called Gustavo. This production features Guillermo Silva-Marin and some of Canada’s most amazing voices to dazzle your ears and eyes. For information visit PREVIOUSLY RECORDED. ● 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 Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 C’est What 67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499 Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W 416-533-5483 Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 All shows at 8:00 PM, unless otherwise noted. Oct 1 Danae Olano. Oct 2 Colin Hunter and the Joe Sealy Quartet. Oct 3 Colin Hunter and the Joe Sealy Quartet. Oct 7 Afraaz Mulji. Oct 8 Lester McLean Trio. Oct 9 Adrean Farrugia Bossa Nova. Oct 10 Russ Little Quartet. Oct 14 Laura Fernandez & Colin Hunter Latin Night. Oct 15 Saulter Street Quartet. Oct 16 Amy McConnell. Oct 17 Amy McConnell. Oct 21 Eliana Cuevas and Jeremy Ledbetter. Oct 22 Gavin Hope Trio. Oct 23 Jessica Lalonde. Oct 24 Lou Pomanti and Friends. Oct 28 Elmer Ferrer Trio. Oct 29 Diane Roblin LifeForce. Oct 30 Hilario Duran, Roberto Occhipinti, Mark Kelso. Oct 31 Jaymz Bee Halloween Concert. Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 Sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Oct 2 Dave Hjin Trio and Friends. Oct 3 Sarah Thawer and The Squad. Oct 9 New Vibes Quartet. Oct 10 Pat Collins Trio. Oct 16 Matt Rait. Oct 17 Gavin Hope. Oct 23 The Original In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) end with the intercession of a younger generation, where love conquers all. For information visit PREVIOUSLY RECORDED. R&B, Soul & Funk Concert Feat. Carlos Morgan. Oct 24 Bartosz Hadala Group. Oct 30 Neil Swainson Quartet. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 Oct 21 Larry Bond Duo. Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 Oct 1 5:30pm Alison Young, 9pm Egbo Trio. Oct 2 5:30pm Adrean Farrugia, 9pm Dave Young Quartet. Oct 3 9pm Dave Young Quartet. Sauce on Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 The Senator Winebar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 48 | October 2020

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