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Volume 27 Issue 7 | May 20 - July 12, 2022

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Concerts Lunchtime at 12:15 Mondays Live or Live Streamed | May 20 to July 12, 2022 Sunday June 26 ● 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. In Concert. Schumann: Symphony No.1 “Spring”; Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer. Danielle MacMillan, mezzo. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 879-5566 or cathedralbluffs.com or cbsoboxoffice@gmail.com. . Monday June 2712:15: Music Mondays. Sords & Duvall: Romantic Favourites. Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.5 in F Op.24 “Spring”; Ravel: Tzigane; Sarasate: Pamplona; and works by Chopin and Brahms. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 X223 or musicmondays.ca. PWYC ( suggested). Tuesday June 28 ● 10:00am: ORGANIX Concerts. Masterclass - Improvisation. Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, organ. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416- 571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering($20 suggested). ● 12:10: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Chia-Yu Hsu & Jui-Sheng Li, Bassoon & Piano. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free admission. Donations welcome. ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Music of ABBA. Rajaton, vocal ensemble; Lucas Waldin, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or 1-855-593- 7769. Starting at (eve); (mat). Also Jun 29(2 & 8pm). Wednesday June 29 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin, Organ. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. ; (RCCO members). Online tickets only. July 4 - ChromaDuo July 11 - Jui-Sheng Li July 18 - Blackwood July 25 - Toronto Brass Quintet Aug. 1 - Andromeda Trio Aug. 8 - Cardinal Consort Admission: PWYC Church of the Holy Trinity www.musicmondays.ca ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Music of ABBA. See Jun 28. Also Jun 29(8pm). ● 7:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Special Presentation Series. Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer- Choplin, organ. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-759-5224 or 416-571-3680 or www.organixconcerts. ca. . ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Music of ABBA. See Jun 28. Friday July 1 ● 7:00: Westben. Friends on the Hill. Willow Hill Amphitheatre, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. 877-883-5777 or www.westbendigitalvenue.ca. $20-. ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Unionville Canada Day Celebration. Music from movies, Broadway and light classics. Michael Berec, conductor. Unionville Millennium Theatre, 150 Main St., Unionville. 905-604-8339 or KSOrchestra.ca. FREE. Saturday July 2 ● 2:00: Westben. Ofra Harnoy. Including works by Bach, Corelli, Bernstein, The Beatles, and others. Ofra Harnoy, cello; Mike Herriott, trumpet; Jeanie Chung, piano. The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford. 877- 883-5777 or www.westbendigitalvenue.ca. $20-. Sunday July 3 ● 2:00: Westben. Michael Kaeshammer, Piano. The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford. 877-883-5777 or www.westbendigitalvenue.ca. $20-. ● 8:00: Westben. Suzie Ungeleider. Suzie Ungeleider, singer & songwriter. The Campfire, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. 877-883-5777 or www.westbendigitalvenue. ca. $20-. Monday July 4 ● 12:15: Music Mondays. Pathforgers: Music for Two Guitars. Brouwer: Micro Piezas; Assad: Suite “Summer Garden”; Goss: Still the Sea; Kavanagh: The Ghost of Peggy’s Cove. Tracy Anne Smith, Rob MacDonald, guitars. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416- 598-4521 X223 or musicmondays.ca. PWYC ( suggested). Wednesday July 6 ● 12:30: ORGANIX Concerts. Áron Dóbisz, Organ with Bence Janos Samodai, Trumpet. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering($20 suggested). ● 7:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Twilight Summer Concerts. Artie Shaw, Pirates of the Carribean, Young Peoples Guide to John Williams, Yakety Sax, As Recorded by Sinatra. Applewood/Shaver House, 450 The West Mall, Etobicoke. . Free. Rain or shine event. Also Jun 22, Jul 20. Thursday July 7 ● 7:30: Toronto Summer Music Festival. Opening Night: The Folk Influence. Nicolas Namoradze, piano; Yura Lee, violin; Martin Beaver, violin; Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. OPENING NIGHT: THE FOLK INFLUENCE July 7 Tom Allen hosts an all-star line up tosummermusic.com 416-408-0208 or torontosummermusic.com. -. Friday July 8 ● 7:00: Westben. Mary Walsh. The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford. 877- 883-5777 or www.westbendigitalvenue.ca. $20-. ● 7:30: Toronto Summer Music Festival. Nicolas Namoradze. Bach: French Suite No.1 in d BWV812; Namoradze: Etude V: Entwined Threads, Etude VI: Double Notes, Etude 1: Major Scales, Etude III: Moving Mirrors; and other works. Nicolas Namoradze, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208 or torontosummermusic.com. -. Saturday July 9 ● 7:00: Collingwood Music Festival. Inaugural Concert: Rhapsody on the Bay. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. National Academy Orchestra of Canada; Daniel Vnukowski, piano. First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple St., Collingwood. 705-416-1317 or collingwoodfestival.com. . ● 7:00: Westben. Joel Plaskett. Willow Hill Amphitheatre, 6698 County Road 30 N., NICOLAS NAMORADZE, PIANO July 8 tosummermusic.com Campbellford. 877-883-5777 or www.westbendigitalvenue.ca. $20-. ● 10:00: Westben. Late Night Intimacies. Westben’s Artistic Director Brian Finley shares his own newly-created Intimacies for Solo Piano along with favourites of Chopin in a late-night soirée of romantic piano music. Willow Hill Amphitheatre, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. 877-883-5777 or www. westbendigitalvenue.ca. $20-. Sunday July 10 ● 2:00: Westben. Queer Songbook Orchestra. The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford. 877-883-5777 or www.westbendigitalvenue.ca. $20-. ● 3:00: Collingwood Music Festival. Swingin’ with Countermeasure. Innovative arrangements of pop favourites, classic jazz standards, and original songs. Countermeasure, a cappella group. First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple St., Collingwood. 705-416-1317 or collingwoodfestival.com. . ● 8:00: Westben. Sarah Lewis. The Campfire, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. 877-883-5777 or www.westbendigitalvenue. ca. $20-. Monday July 11 ● 12:15: Music Mondays. Recollection of Childhood Memories. Medtner: Six Skazki Op.51; Prokofiev: Six Pieces from Cinderella Op.102; Wild: Reminiscence of Snow White. Jui-Sheng Li, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 X223 or musicmondays.ca. PWYC ( suggested). ● 7:00: Collingwood Music Festival. Tomson Highway: Songs in the Key of Cree. Tomson Highway, author, playwright, composer, songwriter, piano; Patricia Cano, vocalist; and Marcus Ali, saxophone. First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple St., Collingwood. 705- 416-1317 or collingwoodfestival.com. . ● 7:30: Toronto Summer Music Festival. Appl & Rieger in Recital. Lang: flower, forget me (Canadian premiere); Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin Op.25 D795. Benjamin Appl, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208 or torontosummermusic.com. -. 38 | May 20 - July 12, 2022 thewholenote.com

In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) APPL & RIEGER IN RECITAL July 11 tosummermusic.com Tuesday July 12 ● 7:00: Collingwood Music Festival. Penderecki String Quartet. Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh: newly commissioned work. Penderecki String Quartet; Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple St., Collingwood. 705-416-1317 or ONLINE ON DEMAND & PODCASTS ● Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Visit www.artsathome.ca ● Canadian Opera Company. In Winter. Visit www.coc.ca/watch. ● Canadian Opera Company. Voices of Mountains. Visit www.coc.ca/stream. Free. Available until Jun 15. ● Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir. Choral Concerts. Available at Capella Regalis You- Tube Channel. ● Glenn Gould Foundation. Nahre Sol: Reinventing the Classical, Part I. In this first part of an expansive interview, Nahre discusses her classical training and transition to multimedia forms of creative expression, as well as her wide range of musical influences. Listen on our website at https://glenngould.com ● Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Kevin Barrett does a livestreamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from his Lockdown studio. Tune in to Kevin’s Facebook page on Friday at 4pm at Kevin’s Facebook Page. ● Off Centre Music Salon. Shostakovich 24 Preludes, a Bechstein Piano and collingwoodfestival.com. . ● 7:30: Toronto Summer Music Festival. VC2 - Cello Duo. Foo Fighters: Everlong; Ho: Heist 2; Offenbach: Duet in b Op.51 No.2; Raitz: Thistle and Lace; Murphy: Final Glimpse and others. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416- 408-0208 or torontosummermusic.com. -. The ETCeteras | May 20 to July 12, 2022 Search listings online at thewholenote.com/just-ask July 7-30 tosummermusic.com Boris: Telling Life Stories. Shostakovich: 24 Preludes. Boris Zarankin, piano; Julia Zarankin, host. Visit Shostakovich Preludes. . Available until June 30. LIVE REHEARSAL OPPORTUNITIES ● Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Full rehearsals every Wednesday night at 7:30pm. 309 Horner Ave. Open to all who are looking for a great band to join. Text Rob Hunter at 416-878-1730. ONGOING EVENTS ● Mix 669. Beyond the B-side: Open Mic @ The Mix 669. Adam Golding, host. 669 College St. 647-909-2109. cover. Weekly on Wed at 7pm. ONLINE GROUPS ● 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. Participation is free with pre-registration. Email info@recollectiv.ca for meeting times, information and registration. LIVE MUSIC IS BACK! As venues begin to reopen, please consult their websites and social media directly to confirm their reopening plans, COVID-19 policies, and any other pertinent information to make your visit fun, safe, and enjoyable. Please remember to be kind and patient with venues, servers, and musicians as they reorient themselves. Enjoy! Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 burdockto.com A sleek music hall with exceptional sound and ambience, featuring a draft list of housemade brews. Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 thecameron.com An intimate, bohemian bar with ceiling murals & nightly performances from local roots acts on 2 stages. Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 castroslounge.com Featuring an ever-changing selection of specialty beers, Castro’s hosts a variety of local live music acts, including bluegrass, jazz, rockabilly, and alt-country. C’est What 67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499 cestwhat.com A haven for those who appreciate real cask ale, draught beer from local Ontario breweries, and live music. Drom Taberna 458 Queen St. W. 647-748-2099 dromtaberna.com A heartfelt homage to the lands that stretch from the Baltic to the Balkans to the Black Sea, with a wide variety of music. Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 theemmetray.com A whisky bar with a great food menu, an everchanging draft list, and live jazz, funk, folk and more in the back room. Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 grossmanstavern.com One of the city’s longest-running live music venues, and Toronto’s self-described “Home of the Blues.” Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 hirut.ca A major destination for delicious and nutritious Ethiopian cuisine, with monthly jazz residencies and jam sessions. Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 296 Broadview Ave. 416-533-5483 hughsroom.com A dedicated listening room with an intimate performing space, great acoustics, and an attentive audience. Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 jazzbistro.ca In an historic location, Jazz Bistro features great food, a stellar wine list, and world-class jazz musicians in airy club environs. Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 kwjazzroom.com A welcoming music venue dedicated to the best in jazz music presentations, and home to the Grand River Jazz Society, which presents regular series throughout the year. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 lula.ca Toronto’s mecca for salsa, jazz, afro-Cuban, and world music, with Latin dance classes and excellent food and drinks. Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 manhattans.ca An independently owned neighbourhood restaurant boasting a unique dining experience that features live music almost every night of the week. Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 mezzettarestaurant.com With a cozy atmosphere and a menu of Middle-Eastern cuisine, Mezzetta hosts music on Wednesday evenings. Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 themonarchtavern.com With a café/cocktail bar on the main floor and a pub with microbrews upstairs, Monarch Tavern regularly hosts indie, rock, and other musical genres on its stage. Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 nicebistro.com A French restaurant with Mediterranean flair, Nice Bistro hosts ticketed live music events once every month or so. Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 oldmilltoronto.com The Home Smith Bar: With a stone-lined room and deep, plus seating, the Home Smith Bar provides elevated pub food and cocktails along with straightahead live jazz. Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 thepilot.ca thewholenote.com May 20 - July 12, 2022 | 39

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