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Volume 26 Issue 4 - December 2020 / January 2021

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In this issue: Beautiful Exceptions, Sing-Alone Messiahs, Livingston’s Vocal Pleasures, Chamber Beethoven, Online Opera (Plexiglass & All), Playlist for the Winter of our Discontent, The Oud & the Fuzz, Who is Alex Trebek? All this and more available in flipthrough HERE, and in print Friday December 4.

Thursday

Thursday December 17 ● 7:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Sing-Along Messiah on Screen. Handel: Messiah. Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Rufus Müller, tenor; Locky Chung, baritone; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; G. F. Handel, conductor. Visit tafelmusik.org. Available through Dec 26. ONLINE ● 7:30: Art of Time Ensemble. To All A Good Night. Stephen Colbert & Elvis Costello: There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In; John Prine: Christmas in Prison; Tom Lehrer (arr. Jim McGrath): (I’m Spending) Hanukkah in Santa Monica; Tom Waits (arr. Steve McKinnon): Silent Night/Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis; Johnny Moore & Lou Baxter (arr. Jim McGrath): Merry Christmas Baby. Jessica Mitchell, Jackie Richardson, Liam Russell, David Wall and Tom Wilson, singers. For the YouTube link, visit artoftimeensemble.com or call 647-344-2254. Available until Dec 20. ONLINE NEW DIRECTIONS IN MUSIC NEW DIRECTIONS IN MUSIC ELECTRIC MESSIAH ONLINE DEC 17 soundstreams.ca ● 8:00: Soundstreams. Electric Messiah. Features a theatrically exciting cast, a brandnew commission, and a feast of musical styles ranging from jazz to soul/hip-hop, Electric Messiah brings the past to life in a fresh way that reflects the city in which we live. Visit facebook.com/Soundstreams. . Registration for this event will be open in late November. ONLINE Friday December 18 ● 12:00 noon: Metropolitan United Church. Friday Noon at Met. Works for Advent by Reger and Dupré. David Simon, organ. Visit metunited.ca. ONLINE ● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPO Music Performance S41E06. New holiday music performances by members and friends of the SPO. Today’s theme: SPO Music for the Holidays. Details at spo. ca. ONLINE ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Beethoven Quartets: Concert V. Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 in a Op.132; String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Op.130 with Grosse Fuge. Penderecki String Quartet. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William Events by Date St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. ; (st). Also on Dec 16. LIVE ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Yuletide Spectacular Online. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor; Mike Nadajewski and Glynnis Ranney, hosts; Chilina Kennedy, vocalists; and surprise guests. Visit kwsymphony.ca/concerts/yuletide-spectacular-online. Choose what you pay from . Available until Dec 20 at 11:59pm. ONLINE ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO On Demand: Holiday Pops. Andrea Menard, vocalist; Robert Walsh, guitar; Steven Reineke, host; Simon Rivard, RBC Resident Conductor. Visit bit.ly/TSO-On-Demand-Holiday-Pops or call 416-598-3375. . On sale from Nov 26, 2020 and available to view until Jan 3, 2021. ONLINE Saturday December 19 DECEMBER 19 A Festival of Carols 8PM www.elorasingers.ca ● 8:00: Elora Singers. A Festival of Carols. Beloved and new Christmas carols. Elora Singers. Visit elorasingers.ca or call 519- 846-0331. From . Available from Dec 19, 2020 to Jan 3, 2021. ONLINE Sunday December 20 ● 4:00: Travel by Sound. Winter Classics. “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite; and holiday piano favourites. Victoria Yeh, violin; Natalie Wong, violin; Fanny Tang, viola; Jill Sauerteig, cello; Tyler Yarema, piano. Visit VictoriaYehLive.com or call 416-799-0737. (1 concert); 0(all 6 concerts). Virtually from Meaford Hall. Series runs until Feb 2021. Unlimited replays until Mar 2021. ONLINE ● 7:00: Metropolitan United Church. Candlelight Lessons and Carols. Choral music for Christmas. Metropolitan’s Lead Singers; The Metropolitan Handbells; and Dr. Patricia Wright, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. Call 416-363-0331 or visit metunited.ca. Free. Registration is necessary to attend. LIVE & LIVESTREAM Monday December 21 ● 7:00: Essential Opera. December. Libretto and Music by Monica Pearce. World premiere of a new one-act opera. Erin Bardua, Maureen Batt, Danielle Buonaiuto, sopranos; Tara Scott, conductor. Visit essentialopera.com or call 647-290-7970. ONLINE Thursday December 24 ● 11:00: Metropolitan United Church. Candlelight Christmas Eve. Choral music for Christmas. Metropolitan’s Lead Singers; Dr. Patricia Wright, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. Call 416-363-0331 or visit metunited.ca. Free. Registration is necessary to attend. LIVE & LIVESTREAM Sunday December 27 ● 3:45: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. A New Performance Video. The last Sunday of every month, the WCC releases a new concert video performance by The Wychwood Clarinet Choir, preceded by a live chat with Michele Jacot and Roy Greaves. Visit wychwoodclarinetchoir.com. Free. LIVESTREAM Friday January 8 ● 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”. Call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. Free. ONLINE ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Chamber Music Concert. Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello. Laura Andriani, violin; Katie Schlaikjer, cello. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. ; (st). LIVE Sunday January 10 ● 3:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Chamber Music Concert. Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Op.70 No.1 “Ghost”; Symphony No. 2 in D Op.36 (arranged for chamber ensemble); and other works. Julie Baumgartel, violin; Margaret Gay, cello; James Mason, oboe; Peter Shackleton, clarinet. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. ; (st). LIVE Thursday January 14 ● 6:15: Magisterra Soloists. Holocaust: Forbidden Music. Schulhoff: Saxophone Sonata; Zemlinsky: “Maiblumen blühten überall”; Hindemith: Trio for saxophone, viola and piano; Smit: Songs. Bobbi Thompson, saxophone; Hillary Tufford, mezzo; Brian Cho, piano. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. 519-615-0163 or magisterra.com. ; (sr); (student with id); (child under 10); (young adult pass-30 years and under); (streamed tickets-adult). All tickets must be purchased in advance. Introduction by Dr. Joseph Gilbert followed by preconcert viewing of Auschwitz testimony by Henry Meyer (LaSalle Quartet) in Community Space. LIVE ● 7:30: Music Toronto. Chamber Music Concert. Dohnányi: Piano Quintet in c. St. Lawrence Quartet; Stephen Prutsman, piano. Visit music-toronto.com. Free. ONLINE Friday January 15 ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble: FLIPBOOK: Music & Images. Matalon: Las siete vidas de un gato for 8 players, video, and electronics; Lizée: 8-Bit Urbex, for 15 players, soundtrack, and film; Jodlowski: Respire, for 11 players, video, and electronics; Suzuki: Umidi Soni Colores, for videos and electronics (8-channels). Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. . Some images not suitable for children. LIVE Saturday January 16 ● 7:00: Neapolitan Connection. Virtual Virtuosi Series: Beethoven - A Monument to a Monument. Aljosa Jurinic, piano. Call 416-231- 0006 or visit neapolitanconnection.com. . 7-day video access. ONLINE ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: ARC Ensemble. Marc Neikrug: “A Song by Mahler”. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408- 0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. -. LIVE Sunday January 17 ● 4:00: Travel by Sound. Freeman Brothers. Original music by Carson & Curtis Freeman, and songs from Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Carson Freeman, sax; Curtis Freeman, bass; Stefan Carriman, keyboards; Alek Sekulovski, drums & percussion. Visit VictoriaYehLive.com or call 416-799-0737. per concert; 0 for 6 concerts. Virtually from Mudtown Station. Series runs until Feb 2021. Unlimited replays until Mar 2021. ONLINE Wednesday January 20 ● 10:00am: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: The Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition Finals. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408- 0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. Free. LIVE Friday January 22 ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Soundstreams Presents "Garden of Vanished Pleasures". Coproduced with Pinkhouse Productions. Cecilia Livingston & Donna McKevitt: Pieces for 4 voices and instruments. Devised & directed by Tim Albery. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. From . Please visit soundstreams.ca for updated details. LIVE ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Mozart & VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES January 14 at 7:30 pm ST. LAWRENCE QUARTET with STEPHEN PRUTSMAN 38 | December 2020 / January 2021 thewholenote.com

Tchaikovsky. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Tchaikovsky: Sinfonia in e-flat Op.30a. Nurhan Arman, conductor. . To view the livestream and performance video until Feb 20, 2021 visit sinfoniatoronto.com. ONLINE Saturday January 23 ● 5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: 21C Cinq à Sept: Eve Egoyan. World premieres by Eve Egoyan for a newly imagined piano. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. -. LIVE ● 7:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Birds, Beasts, and Rustic Revelry. Music inspired by sounds of the outdoors. Works by H. I. F. Biber, J. Schmelzer, and others. Rezan Onen- Lapointe, baroque violin; David Podgorski, harpsichord. Call 647-779-5696 or visit rezonancerustic.eventbrite.com. . ONLINE ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà. Works by Armstrong, Korzeniowski, Einaudi, Gregson, Blais and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416- 408-0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. -5. LIVE Sunday January 24 ● 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival & Sunday Interludes Series: Morgan-Paige Melbourne. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416- 408-0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. Free. LIVE Tuesday January 26 ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Kronos Quartet on Film: “A Thousand Thoughts”. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408- 0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. -. LIVE FILM SCREENING Thursday January 28 ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Kronos Quartet. With students from The Glenn Gould School School. “Fifty Forward”. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. . LIVE Friday January 29 ● 2:00: Art Gallery of Ontario. AGO Live: Hello from the Other Side - Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Walker Court, 317 Dundas St. W. . Free with gallery admission. Also at 4pm. Please book a timed-entry ticket at tickets.ago.ca/events. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 21C Music Festival Series: Kronos Quartet - Music for Change: The Banned Countries. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416- 408-0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. -5. LIVE Saturday January 30 ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: The Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. . LIVE Sunday January 31 ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Invesco Piano Concerts Series: Nicholas Angelich. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic.com/performance. -5. LIVE ● 3:45: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. A New Performance Video. The last Sunday of every month, the WCC releases a new concert video performance by The Wychwood Clarinet Choir, preceded by a live chat with Michele Jacot and Roy Greaves. Visit wychwoodclarinetchoir.com. Free. ONLINE Continuing ETCetera ● Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Visit artsathome.ca to learn more about this exciting collaborative initiative. ONLINE ● Canadian Opera Company. Key Change. The COC’s new podcast offers a fresh take on today’s opera issues. Co-hosted by classical singer and culture critic Robyn Grant-Moran, a member of the COC’s Circle of Artists, alongside COC Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence Julie McIsaac, the first season of biweekly episodes explores the operagoing experience from a variety of perspectives, with special guests from the opera field and beyond. Info at coc.ca/keychange. PODCAST ● Global Toronto 2021 (GT21). Online Jun 14-18, 2021. GT21 Artist Submissions are open now through 11:59pm on December 6, 2020. GT is rooted in re-imagining the music sector with the priorities being the interests of equity-seeking communities and showcasing Canada’s musical diversity. We encourage applications from Canadian artists who employ diverse artistic/musical aesthetics, traditions, expressions, and approaches; explore/expand genre boundaries; identify as part of an equity-seeking community; and are ready for the international stage. Application info available at smallworldmusic.com. ONLINE CONFERENCE ● 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 facebook.com/kevin.barrett.165470. FACEBOOK ● 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 chamberfest. com. ONLINE ● Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. a•P•art {of} performance series, Celebrating Today’s Talent Yip’s Nurturing Tomorrow’s Stars Music Festival VIRTUAL COMPETITION Piano Violin Musical Theatre Strings Duet 2021 Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 Video Submission Start Date: February 23, 2021 ymf.yips.com (905) 948-YIPS (9477) x2211 every Thursday at 7:30pm at facebook.com/ RHCPA. ONLINE ● Toronto Consort. Early Music TV. Begins November 29, 2020. A subscription-based video streaming service dedicated to music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque. Founded and curated by The Toronto Consort. A Medieval Christmas debuts on December 14, 2020 and includes serene works like laude, English carols, and Notre Dame polyphony by Pérotin and anonymous medieval masters. This on-demand service is available at earlymusic.tv. ON DEMAND ● 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 Jubilate singers Missing Choral Singing? Come join Jubilate Singers’ virtual rehearsals, Tuesdays 7-8:45! Led by Isabel Bernaus, we sing a variety of classical and world music, backed by full-choir recordings. info@jubilatesingers.ca www.jubilatesingers.ca Have zoom, will sing! 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. Info at torontoconsort.org. ONLINE BLOG ● Recollectiv: A unique musical online meeting 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, providing a positive intergenerational experience for all. Participation is free with pre-registration. E-mail Recollectiv at info@recollectiv.ca for meeting times, information and registration. ONLINE GROUP ● Thirteen Strings! Virtual Concert. Purcell: Excerpts from The Fairy Queen. Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 5 in D. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Marc Djokic, violin). Elgar: Serenade for Strings. Visit thirteenstrings.ca. Free. ONLINE ● Toronto Operetta Theatre. An archival video of Toronto Operetta Theatre’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore performed March 4-8, 2020, at Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Visit torontooperetta. com. ONLINE ● VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Archival Video Project: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. Enjoy some archival scenes from our 2019 production at operainconcert.com. ONLINE Livestreaming, Zooming, Facebook Live? Online concerts, fundraisers, workshops, masterclasses? Just follow this link! thewholenote.com/etcetera Updated Weekly Share your details so we can publish them! thewholenote.com December 2020 / January 2021 | 39

Volume 26 (2020- )

Volume 26 Issue 1 - September 2020
Volume 26 Issue 2 - October 2020
Volume 26 Issue 3 - November 2020
Volume 26 Issue 4 - December 2020 / January 2021

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)