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Volume 26 Issue 8 - July and August 2021

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Last print issue for Volume 26. Back mid-September with Vol 27 no 1. And what a sixteen-month year it's been. Thanks for sticking around. Inside: looking back at what we are hoping is behind us, and ahead to what the summer has to offer; also inside, DISCoveries: 100 reviews to read, and a bunch of new tracks uploaded to the listening room. On stands, commencing Wednesday June 30.

The Debut Album

The Debut Album Available Now Featuring Music By Xavier Dubois Foley, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, George Gershwin, William Grant Still, Samuel Coleridge- Taylor, Antonín Dvořák, & World Premiere Recordings Of Music By Florence Price

2608_JulyAugcover.indd 1 2021-06-24 6:54 PM ON OUR COVER Volume 26 No 8 | June 21 – September 14, 2021 Debussy | Franck Szymanowski Volume 26 No 8 SUMMER 2021 Events by date, live and livestreamed Stories & interviews 100 recordings reviewed Listening Room PHOTO: DAHLIA KATZ FESTIVALS Dance in High Park, September 2020 The thing I’ll never forget is the feeling of hearing and seeing applause, and a standing ovation. That kind of tangible human celebration, consensus (despite the physical distance). The shared gratitude for the hard work on and off stage to provide uplifting performance experiences during the weirdest time in the pandemic... it’s like I could SMELL hope coming up from under the soil. This summer it’s actually going to bloom. — Dahlia Katz ACD2 2850 FOR OPENERS | DAVID PERLMAN 6 Remembering Jeanne Lamon 7 The craft that will see us through STORIES & INTERVIEWS 8 MUSIC THEATRE | Such Canny Stuff as Dreams Are Made Of | JENNIFER PARR 12 CLASSICAL AND BEYOND | Resilient Creativity at TSM and TSO | PAUL ENNIS 15 IN WITH THE NEW | Valorizing Nature - Sound Ecology and the Climate Emergency | WENDALYN BARTLEY 16 MARIE BÉGIN violon SAMUEL BLANCHETTE-GAGNON piano For their debut album on ATMA Classique, violinist Marie Bégin and pianist Samuel Blanchette- Gagnon present sonatas for violin and piano by Debussy and Franck, as well as Szymanovski’s Mythes, Op. 20, a rarity in the modern repertoire for violin and piano. NEW RELEASE June 18, 2021 G R I G O R I A N . C O M

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