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Volume 26 Issue 8 - July and August 2021

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  • Events
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  • Sound
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  • Festivals
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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.

Events by Date | June 25

Events by Date | June 25 to September 7, 2021 com/2021-elora-festival-online-august-14-- -the-elora-singers-at-twilight. See Aug 5 for pricing. ONLINE. Festival runs Aug 5-28. ● Aug 15 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Graham Hargrove. See Aug 5 for contact info. ; (child). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 16 12:15: Music Mondays. I Hear the Little Song: Our Favorite Songs and Arias. Marcel d’Entremont, tenor; Dakota Scott- Digout, piano. Visit a440.live. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE The Piano Quintets of Brahms & Dvorˆák PASSING THE BATON MON AUG 16 festivalofthesound.ca ● Aug 16 7:30: Festival of the Sound. Passing the Baton: The Piano Quintets of Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák. Dvořák: Piano Quintet No.2 in A Op.81; Brahms: Piano Quintet in f Op.34. Daniel Tselyakov, piano; Alexander Tselyakov, piano; Penderecki String Quartet; Rolston String Quartet. 519-846- 0331 or tickets.festivalofthesound.ca. .60. ONLINE ● Aug 18 7:00: Humbercrest United Church. Doxology. Steal Away (Spiritual); Bless Us, O God (Mongolian Prayer); Two Chorale Preludes on Old Hundredth; Festive Trumpet Tune. Humbercrest Chancel Choir; Melvin Hurst, organ. Call 416-767-6122 or visit humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert. ONLINE ● Aug 19 7:30: Elora Festival. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Once We Will Reappear [Kord me tuleme tagasi], text by Jaan Kaplinski; Veljo Tormis: Estonian AUG 19 ELORAFESTIVAL.CA Calendar Songs; The Viru Oath, text by Hando Runnel. Call 519-846-0331 or visit elorafestival.ticketspice.com/2021-elora-festival-online-august-19. See Aug 5 for pricing. ONLINE. Festival runs Aug 5-28. ● Aug 20 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. The Bookends. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 21(1pm) & Aug 22(1pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 20 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. The Festival Brass. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 21(4:30pm) & Aug 22(4:30pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 20 9:00: Stratford Summer Music. Friday Night Live at Revival House: Hilario Durán Trio. See Aug 5 for contact info. (in person). Once you have booked your concert tickets with us, we encourage you to call Revival House at 519-273-3424 to make your dinner reservation. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 21 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. The Bookends. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 22(1pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 21 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. The Festival Brass. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 22(4:30pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 21 5:00: Stratford Summer Music. Vanny Hu, Cello. See Aug 5 for contact info. See Aug 5 for contact info. . Performance will take place outdoors. There will be folding white chairs set up in bubbles. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 21 7:00: Stratford Summer Music. Infusion Baroque: Virtuosa. See Aug 5 for contact info. . Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 21 7:30: Elora Festival. The Elora Singers: Cover Story. Call 519-846-0331 or visit elorafestival.ticketspice.com/2021-elorafestival-online-august-21---cover-story. See Aug 5 for pricing. ONLINE. Festival runs Aug 5-28. ● Aug 22 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. The Bookends. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 22 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. The Festival Brass. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 22 7:00: Stratford Summer Music. TorQ Percussion Quartet: The Bright Side - Music for Reconnecting. See Aug 5 for contact info. . Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 23 12:15: Music Mondays. I’m Happiest When I’m With You. Rebekah Wolkstein and Drew Jurecka, violins. Visit a440.live. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES August 26 at 7:30 pm FROM THE COLLINGWOOD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL Mayumi Seiler, violin Angela Park, piano Cris Derksen, cello ● Aug 26 7:30: Music Toronto. Free online rebroadcast of Collingwood Summer Music Festival July 15 concert. www. music-toronto.com ● Aug 26 7:30: Elora Festival. Choral Dances. Works by Britten, Berlin, and Duke Ellington. VOCES8. Call 519-846-0331 or visit elorafestival.ticketspice.com/2021-elora-festivalonline-august-26---voces8#ticketBlock. See Aug 5 for pricing. ONLINE. Festival runs Aug 5-28. ● Aug 27 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. Dayna Manning & Laura Chambers. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 28(1pm) & Aug 29(1pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 27 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. Vocal Academy. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 28(4:30pm) & Aug 29(4:30pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 27 9:00: Stratford Summer Music. Friday Night Live at Revival House: Laila Biali. (online); (in person). See Aug 5 for contact info. Once you have booked your concert tickets, we encourage you to call Revival House at 519-273-3424 to make your dinner reservation. LIVE & ONLINE. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 28 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. Dayna Manning & Laura Chambers. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 29(1pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 28 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. Vocal Academy. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Also Aug 29(4:30pm). Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 28 7:00: Stratford Summer Music. Stewart Goodyear. See Aug 5 for contact info. . Festival runs Aug 5-29. AUG 28 ELORAFESTIVAL.CA ● Aug 28 7:30: Elora Festival. Poetry & Song. Call 519-846-0331 or visit elorafestival.ticketspice.com/2021-elora-festival-onlineaugust-28---poetry--song. See Aug 5 for pricing. ONLINE. Festival runs Aug 5-28. ● Aug 29 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. Dayna Manning & Laura Chambers. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 29 4:00: Stratford Summer Music. Jens Lindemann: Brassfire. See Aug 5 for contact info. . Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 29 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. Vocal Academy. See Aug 5 for contact info. Free. Festival runs Aug 5-29. ● Aug 30 12:15: Music Mondays. Phenomenal Women. Works by Florence B. Price, Amanda Harberg, Valerie Coleman and Cecile Chaminade. Laurel Swinden, flute; Stephanie Mara, piano. Visit a440.live. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE ● Sep 06 12:15: Music Mondays. 20th-Century Masterpieces for Violin and Piano. Elizabeth Raum: Les Ombres; Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No.1 in f Op.80; Korngold: Suite from Much Ado About Nothing for Violin and Piano Op.11. Aaron Schwebel, violin; Emily Rho, piano. Visit a440.live. PWYC. Suggested donation . ONLINE 30 | July and August 2021 thewholenote.com

Still Available Online Classified Advertising | classad@thewholenote.com ● Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Visit artsathome.ca. ONLINE ● Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir. Choral Concerts. A number of concerts are available at the choir’s YouTube channel youtube.com/ capellaregalis. ONLINE ● 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. Email info@recollectiv.ca for meeting times, information and registration. ONLINE ● VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Adriana Lecouvreur. Music by Francesco Cilea; libretto by Arturo Colautti. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. 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Academic Performances. Several Academic Performances are available at royalconservatory. live/academic-performances. Free. ONLINE ● Toronto Consort. Explorer: Discovering the World of Early Music. Explorer is a blog for the curious; a place of learning, sharing, and community. Presenting an assortment of curated content in a range of formats, like original short- or long-form articles, original video and audio recordings, and educational content on relevant topics relating to Early Music, history, and world music, as they relate to our beloved repertoire. Visit torontoconsort.org for info. ONLINE WholeNote CLASSIFIEDS can help you promote virtual workshops or classes; find an orchestrator, arranger, music director or accompanist; sell your banjo. Maybe you’d like to offer online music lessons, or provide technical expertise for recording and streaming? Classifieds start at only /issue. INQUIRE BY Sept 4 for the Sept & Oct edition to classad@thewholenote.com Special Offer! 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