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Volume 26 Issue 7 - May and June 2021

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Meet some makers (of musical things) - a live filmed operatic premiere of a Handel oratorio?; 20 years of Summer Music in the Garden, short documentary film A Concerto is a Conversation; choirs Zooming in to keep connection live; a watershed moment for bridging the opera/musical theatre divide; and more than 100 recordings listened to and reviewed since the last time.


CAUTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION Event listings are free of charge to artists, venues and presenters. Our listings continue to be a work in progress as we all, musicians, presenters and media alike, explore the best ways to reach audiences in a timely fashion, and for us a comprehensive and reliable monthly calendar of live musical events, in these rapidly changing times is not a realistic goal. What you see here is a snapshot, dated May 1, of our new WEEKLY UPDATES, available both as a regular e-letter and on our website. In these volatile times, readers are encouraged to check weekly for changes and updates to existing listings, and for the numerous new listings being added each week, both current and further into the future. IN THIS ISSUE: TWO LISTINGS SECTIONS ● Section 1: Events by date for May 1 – July 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. 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 July and August 2021, and the submission deadline for new listings and updates to listings previously processed is 6pm Monday June 7. Events by Date | May 1 to July 7, 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. ● May 02 1:30: Elin Soderstrom. Bicinia!: Two-Part Didactic Music from the 16th Century and Beyond. Call 416-537-6611 or email ONLINE ● May 02 7:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Twilight Jazz Series: 40 Years With Music. Vox Violins; Youth Performers Alex George and Dexter Frank. Visit (adv); (on May 2); (dinner & show). Discounts available for musicians, arts workers and students. ONLINE ● May 02 8:00: New Music Concerts. Broadcast: The Ice Is Talking. Works for violin & percussion by Georges Aperghis, Vivian Fung, Lei Liang, Sophie Dupuis, and others. Mark Fewer, violin; Aiyun Huang, percussion. Available on Facebook and YouTube. Broadcast links available closer to the date. ONLINE ● May 05 7:30: Toronto Consort. A Stellar Evening of Premium Wine Tasting, Treats, and Musical Delights. Join wine and music enthusiasts for guided tastings by winemaker Adnan Icel. The Toronto Consort’s Artistic Associate Esteban La Rotta rounds out the evening with unveiling and musical demonstration of his latest lute acquisition. Visit 9 for a single package 5 for two packages (single delivery location required). Open to adults over 19 years of age. ONLINE ● May 06 7:30: Art of Time Ensemble. A Singer Must Die. Works by Leonard Cohen: Anthem (arr. Andrew Downing); Come Healing (arr. Robert Carlio; Famous Blue Raincoat (arr. Jonathan Goldsmith); Dance Me To the End of Love (arr. Steve MacKinnon); Hallelujah, and others. Sarah Harmer, Gregory Hoskins, Steven Page, Sarah Slean, Tom Wilson, singers. Visit or call 647-344-2254. Free. Available until May 9 at 7:30pm. YOUTUBE ● May 08 University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Spotlight on Diversity. Curated by U of T Opera Diversity Coach Korin Thomas- Smith, this initiative detaild the diverse and rich history that traditionally marginalized groups have to Classical music, and the contributions they have made and continue to make in the operatic world. The program theme “Connection” is expressed in three ways: how we relate to others, to our space, and to the land we occupy; how our diverse identities connect with what is seen as a static and archaic art form; and the connection of traditionally othered people to a musical future, and also to a developed past. Pre-registration is required for this free, prerecorded concert. Visit music.utoronto. ca/mob-concerts-events.php for details. ONLINE ● May 09 7:00: INNERchamber Inc. Souvenirs. Bernard Hermann: Souvenirs de Voyage for Clarinet Quintet; Beethoven: String Quartet in e Op.59 No.2. Peter Shackleton, clarinet; INNERchamber String Quartet (Andrew Chung, violin; Julie Baungartel, violin; Jody Davenport, viola; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello). Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. Visit ; (st/arts workers). Pre-show 6:30pm. A light take-out meal is provided by Revival House for patrons living in Stratford. LIVE & ONLINE ● May 12 7:00: Small World Music/Inara Arts. Hasheel: RaagRani. Presented as a part of Small World’s Asian Music Series. Visit Free. ONLINE ● May 13 8:00: Estonian Music Week. Memories of Home. Works by Heino Eller and Erik Kreem; Improvisation. Erik Kreem, piano. Visit or call 416-925- 9405. Available after live streaming date. ONLINE ● May 15 2:00: Hamilton Children’s Choir. Anchored: Annual Spring (Virtual!) Concert. Nicola Winstanley: The Pirate’s Bed. HCC Ensembles: Kolibro, Komenci, Esplori, Esprimas, Ilumini and Profunda. Visit for details. PWYC. ONLINE Universal Harmony May 15-23 /concerts ● May 15 7:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Universal Harmony. Chamber works by Bach & Vivaldi. Rezan Onen-Lapointe, baroque violin; David Podgorski, harpsichord. Visit or call 647-779-5696. . ONLINE ● May 15 8:00: Array Music. Array Ensemble – Baroque Reflections: Sheila Jaffé. Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Viola; Bach: Chaccone in d; Saariaho: Frises for violin and electronics. Sheila Jaffé, violin & viola. Visit arraymusic. ca for details. ONLINE ● May 16 2:30: Intermezzi in Musica. Concert 5. Celebrating the birth of a new viola da gamba by Francis Beaulieu. Viol duos. Elinor Frey, cello; Mélisande Corriveau, viol. Visit ONLINE ● May 16 8:00: New Music Concerts. Broadcast: The Ice Is Talking. Works for violin & percussion by Georges Aperghis, Vivian Fung, Lei Liang, Sophie Dupuis, and others. Mark 24 | May and June 2021

Fewer, violin; Aiyun Huang, percussion. Available on Facebook and YouTube. Visit or call 416-961-9594. Broadcast links will be available closer to the date. ONLINE ● May 21-23: Tkaronto Music Festival. Under the motto Artists for Artists, TKMF has curated a roster of established as well as up-andcoming Indigenous talent from around the world. Information available at info@TKMF. ca. Streaming on, Facebook Live,, and Youtube Live. ONLINE ● May 27 7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Viva Bohemia. Beethoven, Martinů, Smetana: Piano Trio. Martin Karlíček, piano. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. Call 519-615-0163 or visit http://www. ; (sr); (student with id); (child under 10); (young adult pass-30 years and under); (streamed tickets-adult). All tickets must be purchased in advance. HANDEL THE RESURRECTION MAY 27, 2021 OPERAATELIER.COM ● May 27: 7:00: Opera Atelier. Handel The Resurrection. A filmed presentation. Colin Ainsworth, Carla Huhtanen, Meghan Lindsay, Allyson McHardy, Douglas Williams, Artists of Atelier Ballet and musicians from Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer. Visit for information. From . ONLINE ● May 27 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Skratch Bastid with special guests Andrew Forde & re.verse. Call 416-408-0208 or visit Free. ONLINE ● May 27 7:30: Music Toronto. Virtual Concert Series. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K581; David Bruce: “Gumboots”. Carducci Quartet; Julian Bliss, clarinet. Visit music-toronto. com. Free. ONLINE ● May 28 2:00: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Adriana Lecouvreur. Music by Francesco Cilea. Visit Available until June 11. ONLINE ● May 28 8:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Up Close & Personal with Edwin Huizinga and Philip Chiu. Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Op.78 No.1; Bolcom: Graceful Ghost. Edwin Huizinga, violin; Philip Chiu, piano. VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES May 27 at 7:30 pm CARDUCCI QUARTET with clarinetist JULIAN BLISS Details available soon. ONLINE ● May 29 7:30: Tesla Quartet. A Bartók Journey – Week 4. Bartók: String Quartet No.4 Sz91. Tesla Quartet; Nicholas Kitchen, 1st violin of Borromeo String Quartet, guest speaker. YouTube. ONLINE ● May 29 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Melodies of Emotion. Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in e Op.11; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.1 in c Op.11. Coral Solomon, piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Call 905-604-8339 or visit or . ONLINE ● May 30 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Marc-André Hamelin. Call 416-408- 0208 or visit FREE. Available until May 6. ONLINE ● May 30 3:00: Trio Arkel. On Northern Shores. Works by Grieg, Röntgen and Walker. Marie Bérard, violin; Winona Zelenka, cello; Emily Kruspe, violin; Rémi Pelletier; viola. Visit trioarkel-onnorthernshores.eventbrite. ca. ONLINE ● Jun 03 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Concert Series: Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble: Sometimes the Devil Plays Fate. Frehner: Sometimes the Devil Plays Fate (world premiere); Works by Bhagwati. Call 416-408-0208 or visit Free. ONLINE ● Jun 03 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Virtuosity. Josef Suk: Serenade; Vania Angelova: Polyphonic Miniatures; and a work by Verdi. Nurhan Arman, conductor. Streamed from Koerner Hall. .95. For more information, visit for details. ONLINE ● Jun 05 7:30: Tesla Quartet. A Bartók Journey – Week 5. Bartók: String Quartet No.5 Sz110. Tesla Quartet; Károly Schranz, founding 2nd violinist of the Takács Quartet, guest speaker. YouTube. ONLINE. ● Jun 07 12:15: Music Mondays. Tasty Tunes. Quartetto Gelato. Visit for details. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE. ● Jun 10 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Brandenburg Concertos. Elisa Citterio, director. Information at or call 1-833-964-6337. ONLINE ● Jun 11 8:00: Array Music. Virelai for Virus Days: Sandeep Bhagwati. Visit for details. Also Jun 12. ONLINE ● Jun 12 7:30: Tesla Quartet. A Bartók Journey – Week 6. Bartók: String Quartet No.6 Sz119. Tesla Quartet; Gabriela Lena Frank, composer & guest speaker. YouTube. ONLINE ● Jun 12 8:00: Array Music. Virelai for Virus Days: Sandeep Bhagwati. Visit for details. Also Jun 11. ONLINE ● Jun 14 12:15: Music Mondays. Impressions. Works by Xinyan Li, José Rìo-Pareja, Chen Yi, Guillermo Lago, and Viet Cuong. aksəs quartet (Nicole Tse, soprano sax; Jesse Ma, alto sax; Christopher Jones, tenor sax; Jennifer Tran, baritone sax). Visit for details. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES June 17 at 7:30 pm RITUÆLS Concert film featuring collectif9 ● Jun 17 7:30: Music Toronto. Virtual Concert Series: Rituaels. A concert film featuring collectif9. Visit Free. ONLINE ● Jun 21 12:15: Music Mondays. Chamber Music Concert. Alana & Leigh Cline, Celtic fiddle & guitar. Visit for details. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE ● Jun 22 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Bruckner’s First Symphony. Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Op.100; Tan Dun: Concerto for Piano and orchestra “The Fire”. Christina Petrowska-Quilico, piano; Bartosz Żurakowski, conductor. Call 905-604-8339 or visit or . ONLINE ● Jun 24 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Spotlight 15. Fifteen soloists and fourteen concertos are featured in this playful mix-and-match showcase of Tafelmusik’s artistry. Elisa Citterio, director. Information at or call 1-833-964-6337. ONLINE ● Jun 25 7:30: Upper Canada Choristers/ Cantemos Latin Ensemble. To Sit and Dream. VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES June 30 at 7:30 pm ST. LAWRENCE QUARTET Lunchtime Concerts streamed on June 7 - Quartetto Gelato June 14 - aksəs quartet June 21 - Alana & Leigh Cline June 28 - Andrew MacDonald Church of the Holy Trinity May and June 2021 | 25

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