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

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Schafer at Soundstreams; "Dixon Road" at High Park, Skydancers at Harbourfront; Music and art at the Wychwood Barns; PODIUM in town; festival season at hand; Listening Room at your fingertips; and listings galore.

2707_May_cover.indd 1 2022-05-16 3:04 PM The WholeNote VOLUME 27 NO 7 MAY 20 - JULY 12, 2022 EDITORIAL Publisher/Editor in Chief | David Perlman Managing Editor | Paul Ennis Recordings Editor | David Olds DIGITAL MEDIA Listings Editor | John Sharpe SOCIAL MEDIA Danial Jazaeri, Colin Story SALES, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP Concert & Event Advertising / Membership | Karen Ages Production & Operations / Advertising Art | Jack Buell, Classified Ads WEBSITE / SYSTEMS Kevin King CIRCULATION Sheila McCoy & Chris Malcolm SUBSCRIPTIONS + HST (8 issues) single copies and back issues *international - additional postage applies WholeNote Media Inc. Centre for Social Innovation 503–720 Bathurst Street Toronto ON M5S 2R4 Phone 416-323-2232 | Fax 416-603-4791 Instagram @the_wholenote Facebook & Twitter @theWholenote 9 FOR OPENERS | In the old normal … | DAVID PERLMAN STORIES & INTERVIEWS 10 IN CONVERSATION | Zosha Di Castri, In the Half-light | DAVID PERLMAN 12 IN WITH THE NEW | Creating Musical Spaces Indoor and Out | WENDALYN BARTLEY 22 Volume 27 No 7 | May 20 - July 12, 2022 ON OUR COVER VOLUME 27 NO 7 MAY 20 - JULY 12, 2022 MUSIC! LISTINGS live and livestreamed CONCERTS, CLUBS festivals, conferences & more STORIES profiles, previews and interviews RECORD REVIEWS and Listening Room Sky Dancers’ Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo PHOTO: BRIAN MEDINA Sky Dancers is a multidisciplinary performance about the Quebec Bridge disaster on August 29, 1907. There were 86 workers on the bridge when it collapsed, high above the St Lawrence River, and seventy-five died including thirty-three ironworkers from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, famous to this day for their high steel work. Some of the dead were crushed by the twisted steel; others died from the fall or by drowning. Award-winning traditional and contemporary dancer, educator and Sky Dancers’ choreographer Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo is originally from Kahnawake, and her great-grandfather, Louis D’Ailleboust, was among those who perished. Sky Dancers is not only about loss, pain and struggle: it illuminates the resilience of the Kahnawake women who took in and helped widows and children, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous people pulling together in the aftermath of this avoidable tragedy. Set to a mix of contemporary and traditional music, Sky Dancers integrates dance, theatre, video projections and sophisticated set design to shine light on a story that needs telling: building bridges between people and generations. (See pg 19) May 20-22, in the Fleck Dance Theatre at Harbourfront, Toronto. 14 CLASSICAL AND BEYOND | Inspired by Inspiration at TSM | PAUL ENNIS 18 MUSICAL THEATRE + DANCE | Almost Too Many Shows to See | JENNIFER PARR 22 EARLY MUSIC AND MORE | The Seeds of a New Golden Age | MATTHEW WHITFIELD an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario

great chamber music downtown 2022–23 SEASON STRINGS October 13 Quatuor Van Kuijk November 17 Lafayette Quartet December 1 February 2 March 30 St. Lawrence Quartet with Odin Quartet Borealis Quartet Gryphon Trio St. Lawrence Quartet PIANO October 25 February 28 Michelle Cann Janina Fialkowska Michelle Cann

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