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Volume 26 Issue 6 - March and April 2021

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96 recordings (count’em) reviewed in this issue – the most ever – with 25 new titles added to the DISCoveries Online Listening Room (also a new high). And up front: Women From Space deliver a festival by holograph; Morgan Paige Melbourne’s one-take pianism; New Orleans’ Music Box Village as inspiration for musical playground building; the “from limbo to grey zone” inconsistencies of live arts lockdowns; all this and more here and in print commencing March 19 2021. Event listings are free of charge to artists, venues and presenters. A reliable monthly calendar of live musical events, in these rapidly changing times is not a realistic goal. Our listings continue to be a work in progress as we all, musicians and presenters alike, explore the best ways to reach audiences. CAUTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION We process online listings on a weekly basis. The updated listings can be searched at any time using “JUST ASK” under the LISTINGS tab on our website, At the start of every weekend we post a digest of listings for the upcoming six weeks. The online digest includes newly received listings and updates to listings previously posted – crucial in these volatile times. You can find the digest under the LISTINGS tab by choosing ONLINE STREAMED ETCETERA Listings by date now include live and/or streamed events instead of only live events. We welcome listings for live-to-air performances and also for previously produced events being streamed for the first time on an announced date. Within reason we will also retain those listings in our updates for the time they remain available on demand to an audience. We encourage presenters from across Canada to list online events based on availability/interest to our readers. The printed listings digest on the following three pages is an example of what you’ll find online – it’s based on the online listings update posted on Saturday March 6. Address all concerns and inquiries to the attention of our listings editor, John Sharpe at HERE’S WHAT’S NEW • Searchable online listings updated weekly; • A weekly online digest with six weeks’ worth of updated listings • Listings now also include streaming and on demand • An expanding range of what gets listed, and from where. IN THIS ISSUE: TWO LISTINGS SECTIONS HOW TO LIST: ● Section 1: Events by date for March 20 – May 7 These are events with an announced date and time that one could circle on a calendar, in order to “be there” when it happens for the first (or only) time. This includes 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. ● Section 2: Listings for ongoing events or previously date-related events now available on demand online. These are musical activities that readers can access in their own time, usefully identified by the name of the presenter or the nature of the event. 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 May and June 2021, and the submission deadline for new listings and updates to listings previously processed is 6pm Tuesday April 20. PLEASE NOTE our revised magazine schedule! There are 3 print issues left this season, not 4, including this one: March/April; May/June; and July/August. 24 | March 2021

Events by Date | March 19 to May 5, 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 cancelled or postponed. Please visit presenters’ websites or contact them directly for updates. ● Mar 19 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. The Glenn Gould Spring Opera: The Rape of Lucretia. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit -. Also Mar 17. ● Mar 19 7:30: Theatre Passe Muraille. Speculation. Created through projections and music from both Beethoven & John Cage, this new online experience features experimental film and a collective performance of Cage’s 4’33”. Leslie Ting, violin; Hye Won Cecilia Lee, piano. Visit 21-season/speculation or call 416-504-7529. Pay What You Can Afford: , , . Also Mar, 17, 18, 20. ONLINE ● Mar 20 12:01am: Royal Conservatory of Music/Tirgan Festival. Lost in The Desert Sky: Kayhan Kalhor in Memory of Maestro Mohammad Reza Shajarian. A celebration of Iranian vocalist and master of Persian traditional music, filmed on location in Kashan, Iran. Visit Available until 11:59pm on Mar 21. ONLINE ● Mar 20 7:30: Theatre Passe Muraille. Speculation. Created through projections and music from both Beethoven & John Cage, this new online experience features experimental film and a collective performance of Cage’s 4’33”. See Mar 19. ● Mar 20 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Passion and Drama. Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen; Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.1. J J Jun Li Bui, piano; Clare Pellerin, violin; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. Call 905-604-8339. - ; .50-(sr); -(youth). 7:10 pm: Pre-concert recital; 7:20 pm: Pre-concert talk. LIVE ● Mar 21 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Songmasters & Recovered Concerts Series: To the Distant Beloved. Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte; Mansouri: World premiere commission. Call 416-408-0208 or visit . ONLINE ● Mar 21 6:30: INNERchamber Inc. A Night in the Salon. Sarasate: Caprice Basque; Albéniz: Tango; and other works. Marcus Nance, baritone; Emily Hamper, piano; Andrew Chung, violin. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. Visit (livestream); (arts/ st). Concert is live and includes a take-out meal for those who live in Stratford. LIVE & LIVESTREAM. ● Mar 24 4:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung: Un Voyage Romantique. Mozart: Sonata in d K381; Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (“Fingal’s Cave”) Op.26 (arr. Mendelssohn); Schubert: Andantino varié from Divertissement on French Themes D823; Debussy: Petite Suite L65; Brahms: Hungarian Dances WoO1 - No.6 in D-flat; No.4 in f; No.5 in f-sharp. Visit .99 USD. Available for Video on Demand 48 hours after the performance. ONLINE ● Mar 24 7:00: Magisterra Soloists. From Paris to Moscow. Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op.57; Lourié: Duos; Prin: String Quartet “La barque”. Martin Karlíček, piano. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. Call 519-615-0163 or visit ; (sr); (student with id); (child under 10); (young adult pass-30 years and under); (streamed tickets-adult). All tickets must be purchased in advance. LIVE ● Mar 26 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase. Call 416-408-0208 or visit Free. ONLINE ● Mar 26 8:00: River Run Centre. Sue Smith with The Potion Kings – Digital Performance. Sue Smith, vocals; Jeff Bird, bass; Kevin Breit, guitars; Randall Coryell, drums/percussion; Howie Southwood, drums/percussion. Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000 or 1-877-520-2408 or visit or register at Free. ONLINE ● Mar 27 8:00: Array Music. Situated Sounds II: Science of Sound. Situated Sounds is a series of curated performances of sound art through an online platform that will present commissioned new work from a combination of established and emerging artists, both local and international, from various disciplines. Zul Mahmod, Interspecifics, and Carson Teal. Visit events/9559428. ONLINE ● Mar 27 8:00: Tapestry Opera. Where Do I Go? Morgan-Paige Melbourne, piano. Visit Free. ONLINE ● Mar 28 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Online Concert. David Louie, harpsichord. Call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic. com/performance. Free. ONLINE ● Apr 02 8:00: Metropolitan United Church. God So Loved the World: Music for Good Friday. Works by Allegri, Bach, Vittoria and others. The Metropolitan Choir, soloists, and organ. Visit Free. ONLINE ● Apr 02 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. Schubert: Stabat Mater; Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV4; and Brahms: How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place from A German Requiem. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Simon Rivard, conductor; Gergely Szokolay, piano; William Maddox, organ; Laurence Lemieux, choreography and dance. Visit Free. Donations requested in support of TMC programming. Available on demand after the concert date. ONLINE ● Apr 03 8:00: Array Music. Array Presents III: Joseph Petric – 40th Anniversary Concert. Visit accounts/15801205/events/9559455. ONLINE ● Apr 04 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 or visit rch. ONLINE ● Apr 07 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concerts Series: Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert. Call 416- 408-0208 or Free. ONLINE ● Apr 08 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. On the Road. Purcell: Incidental music to The Double Dealer; Biber: Partita for violin & viola scordatura; Brescianello: Sonata for oboe, violin & continuo; Telemann: Quartet in e; Couperin: Sonate “La Sultane”; Vivaldi: Sonata “La Follia”. Email or call 1-833-964-6337. ONLINE ● Apr 11 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interlude Series: ARC Ensemble: Ottoman Treasures. Sephardic works by Hemsi; Works by Rieti. Call 416-408-0208 or visit Free. ONLINE ● Apr 12-16: Canadian Opera Company. Spring Break at the COC: Exploring New Music at Metropolitan presents Opera. Hosted by COC Opera Teaching Artist Makenzie Morgan, this program gathers a group of artists and craftspeople to explore what a career in the performing arts can look like. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Fantasma, the company’s upcoming original Opera for Young Audiences for youth ages 12-18. Join us for hour-long sessions with Fantasma’s creative team. Free admission. For more information and to receive an alert for when registration opens, visit Break. ONLINE Apr 12: COC Composer-in-Residence Ian Cusson takes us through the genesis of the story of Fantasma. Apr 13: Ensemble Studio artists Matthew Cairns (tenor) and Alex Soloway (pianist) share what it is like to work with a living composer, and originating a new role in an opera. Apr 14: Wulf Higgins (COC Props Supervisor) on how Fantasma is created and brought to life. Apr 15: Wig & Makeup Supervisor Sharon Ryman and Costume Supervisor Sandra Corazza give us a sneak peek at the Zombie character in Fantasma, and share some of their backstage tips and tricks. Apr 16: Julie McIsaac, COC Lead Curator, Opera Everywhere, speaks with music therapist Dr. SarahRose Black about her considerations in staging Fantasma, as well as creating an engaging experience for young people from the moment audience members walk in the door. ● Apr 14 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. World Music & Recovered Concerts Series: Kobo Town & Wesli. Call 416-408-0208 or GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD FRIDAY APRIL 2, 8PM The Metropolitan Choir, organ & soloists Dr. Patricia Wright, conductor FREE March and April 2021 | 25

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