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Volume 26 Issue 5 - February 2021

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So, How Much Ground WOULD a ground hog hog? community arts and the Dominion Foundries end run; the vagaries of the concert hall livestreaming ban; hymns to freedom; postsecondary auditions do the COVID shuffle; and reflections on some of the ways the music somehow keeps on being made - PLUS 81 (count them!) recordings we've been listening to. Also a page 2 ask of you. Available in flipthrough format here and in print February 10.

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LISTINGS These event listings are free to all eligible artists, venues and presenters. These listings are, for reasons we are all aware of, a work in progress as we explore how best to present to our readers the new ways our music community is discovering and inventing to reach their audiences, at a time where the old constants of fixed dates, times and places to gather and meet no longer apply in the same way. Our tried and true monthly listings cycle is also of far less value at a time when projects come together much more quickly or can be postponed, cancelled or forced by external circumstances to re-invent themselves in the blink of an eye. So it is important to note that in addition to these periodic print listings we are now offering regular weekly listings updates online every Friday (see the ad at the foot of page 31). We encourage both readers and presenters of musical events to make use of these. Deadlines for submissions to the weekly updates are listed at the bottom of this page. We continue to look forward to your input as we move forward on reinventing our listings wheel! Please address all suggestions, concerns and queries to the attention of our listings editor, John Sharpe at TWO SECTIONS Please note that there are only two sections to the listings in this issue instead of our previous five.. ● Section 1: Events by date for the period covered by the issue ● Section 2: Listings for ongoing events or previously date-related events now available on demand online. Section 1 includes more than just concerts. It is for any event that has an announced date and time you can circle on your calendar to be there when it happens for the first (or only) time: live and livestreamed performances; first broadcasts and screenings; concerts, workshops, symposia, and so on. If the event in question remains available after that first presentation (e.g. online or on demand), this is noted at the end of the listing in question. Section 2 is for musical activities that readers can access in their own time, where the nature of the event or the name of the presenter is a more useful identifier than a particular date and time. HOW TO LIST: 1. Use the convenient online form at 2. Email listings to Please note, we do not take listings over the phone. Deadlines 1. Weekly online updates: submission deadline is 6pm Tuesday of the week prior to the event in question, for Friday posting. 2. Print: approximately fifteen days before publication. Our next print issue covers the period March 19 to May 5 2021, and the submission deadline is 6pm Monday March 1. 28 | February 2021

PLEASE NOTE: All times are Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. Listings are based on information sent to WholeNote in advance by event presenters. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some events may be restructured, cancelled or postponed. Please visit presenters’ websites or contact them directly for updates. Our next print issue will include events between March 19 and May 7, with a submission deadline of March 1. Events during that time period submitted after that deadline will be added online, and will also be included in our REGULAR FRIDAY ONLINE UPDATE of events for each coming week. ● ONGOING!! Jan 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. Call 416-799-0737 or visit per single concert or 0 for Full-Series Pass (6 concerts). Virtually from Mudtown Station. Series runs until Feb 2021. Unlimited replays until Mar 2021. ONLINE ● ONGOING!! Jan 22 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Mozart & 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 . LIVESTREAM ONLINE ● Feb 03 8:00: The Music Gallery. Turnonandbenotalone. Amahl Arulanandam, cello; Yang Chen, percussion; Sara Constant, flute; Émilie Fortin, trumpet. Visit Also Feb 4. ONLINE ● Feb 05 7:00: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. The Voice / La voix. Text by Jean Cocteau. Music by François Poulenc. Double bill of Jean Cocteau’s one-act play The Voice and Francis Poulenc’s opera La voix humaine. Chilina Kennedy, actor (Elle); Mariam Khalil, soprano (Elle); Narmina Afandiyeva, piano; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. Visit Available Feb 5-19, 2021. ONLINE ● Feb 06 7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. Sonik Boom. Janet Rogers: Stereo Ribbons; tsi tkaronhya ke; Sky Woman Falling. Call 705-386-0880 or visit or . Location issued after advance registration. ONLINE ● Feb 07 7:00: INNERchamber Inc. Lost & Found. Pam Gerrand: Original songs; Toru Takemitsu: Toward the Sea; poetry of Rumi and others. Pam Gerrand, singer/narrator; Gerard Yun, shakuhachi; Daniel Ramjattan, guitar; INNERchamber Ensemble. Visit (livestream); (arts/st). Due to current restrictions, concert will be livestreamed from Canterbury Music Company studios in Toronto. Stratford audiences will be able to order a take-out concert meal from the series regular venue, Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. LIVESTREAM ● Feb 11 7:30: Storytelling Toronto. Toronto: A Love Story in Words and Music. Bruce Bell; Backseat Balladeers; and Jim Betts. Call 416- 656-2445. PWYC. Suggested . Zoom. ONLINE ● Feb 12 12:00am: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Demand: Beethoven Septet. Curated by Jonathan Crow. Beethoven: Events by Date Septet in E-flat Op.20; Schubert: String Trio in B-flat D471; Emilie LeBel: Haareis auf morschem Holz (Hair Ice on Rotten Wood). Visit or call 416-598-3375. Available until Mar 04. ONLINE ● Feb 12 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Livestream Concerts: Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert Series. Call 416-408-0208 or visit Free. ONLINE ● Feb 12 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Stewart and Stravinsky. Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No.1; Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Poulenc: Suite française; Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments. Stewart Goodyear, piano. Visit concerts/stewart-and-stravinsky/. Choose what you pay from . Available until Feb 14 at 11:59pm. ONLINE, ● Feb 13 7:30: Opera Sustenida. Date with the Divas, Vol. 1. Arias and ensembles from the Baroque and Classical eras. Works by Handel, Mozart, Monteverdi, and others. Stephanie DeCiantis, soprano; Nicole Whitney Dubinsky, coloratura soprano; Daniella Theresia, mezzo; and Suzanne Yeo, piano. Visit . Available to all ticket holders until March 13, 2021. ONLINE ● Feb 14 4:00: Jay Gordon Wright. You Are a Star. Original songs written & performed by Jay Gordon Wright. Jay Gordon Wright, piano, guitar, drums, violin. Call 647-343- 5965. Free. ONLINE ● Feb 14 7:30: Mississauga Arts Council. Hazel - A Celebration: 100 Years in 100 Minutes. A celebration to honour former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion. VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES February 18 at 7:30 pm ST. LAWRENCE QUARTET Mississauga Symphony Orchestra with Patti Janetta-Baker; Chuck Jackson & the Blues All Stars; Wali Shah; Heather Christine; Arlene & Matt Zaddy; and others. On Mississauga Arts Council’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Visit ONLINE ● Feb 18 7:30: Music Toronto. Chamber Music Concert. Beethoven: String Quartet in c Op.18 No.4; String Quartet in E-flat Op.74 “Harp”. St. Lawrence Quartet. Visit Free. ONLINE ● Feb 18 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble: FLIPBOOK - Music and Images. Pierre Jodlowski: Respire; Martin Matalon: Las siete vidas de un gato; Corie Rose Soumah: Untitled work; Nicole Lizée: 8-Bit Urbex. Curated by Brian Current. Visit Free. ONLINE ● Feb 18 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Seicento. Cazzati: Capriccio sopra sette note; Kapsperger: Sinfonias & Canario; Falconieri: Canzon detta L’infante archibizzara, Passacalle & Ciaccona; Marini: Capriccio, Passacalio & Sonata sopra la Monica; Gabrieli: Sonata a violoncello solo; and other works. Elisa Citterio, director & curator. Visit or call 1-833-964-6337. ONLINE. ● Feb 20 7:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. In Concert: Daniela Rossi. Advance registration through Eventbrite is required. Visit or call 416-964-8298. Suggested donation of . ONLINE ● Feb 21 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interlude Series David Louie, harpsichord. Call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic. com/performance. Free. ONLINE ● Feb 23 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: The Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase. Call 416-408-0208 or visit . ONLINE ● Feb 25 8:00: Estonian Music Week. Memories of Home: Tiina Kiik with Tuulikki Bartosi. Tuulikki Bartosik: “Tempest in a Teapot” (excerpts); Daniel Charles Foley: Rändaja Laula (Mvt 1, new work); Elma Miller: Dialogue (arr. for accordion solo); Priit Ardna: Juba varsakabi; Arvo Pärt (arr. Tauno Aints): Ukuaru valss. Tiina Kiik, accordion; Tuulikki Bartosik, accordion; Julia Aplin, dancer/choreographer. Visit or call 416-925-9405. Available after live streaming date. ONLINE ● Feb 26 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Whitehorse with the KWS. Whitehorse (Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland). Visit Choose what you pay from . Available until Feb 28 at 11:59pm. ONLINE ● Feb 26 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. RCO Concerts Series: Johannes Debus conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Op.77; Haydn: Symphony No.88 in G Hob.I:88; Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin Op.19a BB82 Sz.73a (suite from pantomime). Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit -. TO BE CONFIRMED ● Feb 27 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Dark and Light. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1; Scriabin: Symphony No. 2. Amahl Arulanandam, cello; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Call 905-604-8339 or visit per link. Includes discussion with Amahl Arulanandam and KSO Associate Conductor Michael Berec. ONLINE ● Feb 27 8:00: Tapestry Opera. Our Song D’Hiver. Mireille Asselin, soprano. Visit Free. ONLINE ● Mar 05 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Skratch Bastid and DJ QBert. Call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic. com/performance. ONLINE ● Mar 07 3:00: Trio Arkel. La Bonne Chanson. Beethoven: String Trio in G; Shostakovitch: String Quartet No.1; Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge; Fauré: La Bonne Chanson. Marie Bérard, violin; Winona Zelenka, cello; Russell Braun; baritone; Carolyn Maule; piano; Erika Raum; violin; Rémi Pelletier; viola. Email for information. ONLINE ● Mar 12 12:00am: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Demand: Vivaldi Four Seasons. Curated by Jonathan Crow. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Gabriela Lena Frank: “Coqueteos” from Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout; Dinuk Wijeratne: “A Letter from the Afterlife” from Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems. Jonathan Crow, leader & violin. Visit ondemand or call 416-598-3375. Available until Apr 1. ONLINE ● Mar 13 7:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Musique de Chambre. Chamber music by François Couperin and others. Rezan Onen- Lapointe, baroque violin; David Podgorski, harpsichord. Visit or call 647-779-5696 . ONLINE ● Mar 14 4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interlude Series: ARC Ensemble: Ottoman Treasures. Sephardic works February 2021 | 29

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