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Volume 28 Issue 1 | September 20 - November 8, 2022

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Our 28th season in print! “And Now, Back to Live Action”; a symphonic-sized listings section, compared to last season; clubs “On the move” ; FuturesStops Festival and Nuit Blanche; “Pianistic high-wire acts”; Season announcements include full-sized choral works like Mendelssohn’s Elijah; “Icons, innovators and renegades” pulling out all the stops.

2801_Sept_cover.indd 1 2022-09-16 8:51 PM The WholeNote VOLUME 28 NO 1 SEPTEMBER 20 - NOVEMBER 8, 2022 EDITORIAL Publisher/Editor in Chief | David Perlman publisher@thewholenote.com Managing Editor | Paul Ennis editorial@thewholenote.com Recordings Editor | David Olds discoveries@thewholenote.com DIGITAL MEDIA digital@thewholenote.com Listings Editor | John Sharpe listings@thewholenote.com SOCIAL MEDIA Danial Jazaeri, Colin Story social@thewholenote.com SALES, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP Concert & Event Advertising / Membership | Karen Ages members@thewholenote.com Production & Operations / Advertising Art | Jack Buell jack@thewholenote.com, adart@thewholenote.com WEBSITE / SYSTEMS Kevin King systems@thewholenote.com CIRCULATION Sheila McCoy & Chris Malcolm circulation@thewholenote.com SUBSCRIPTIONS subscriptions@thewholenote.com + 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 ON OUR COVER VOLUME 28 NO 1 SEPTEMBER 20 - NOVEMBER 8, 2022 Charlemagne Palestine 8 FOR OPENERS | By the Dawn's Early Light | DAVID PERLMAN STORIES & INTERVIEWS 10 OUT OF THE BOX | FutureStops Festival expands the organ envelope | VANESSA AGUE 12 BOOK LAUNCH | John Beckwith, musician | MAX CHRISTIE 15 MUSIC! LISTINGS live and livestreamed SEASONS & FESTIVALS pulling out all the stops! STORIES profiles, previews and interviews RECORD REVIEWS and Listening Room PHOTO: UDO SIEGFRIEDT Volume 28 No 1 | Sept 20-Nov 8, 2022 Here in Toronto to close the three-day inaugural FutureStops organ festival at Cathedral Church of St. James with Schlingen- Blängen, an “ever-evolving work/action” that he has been performing for almost 40 years, Charlemagne Palestine is an American visual artist and musician, now living in Brussels. One of the founders of the New York school of minimalist music (along with the likes of Terry Riley, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich), these days he prefers the label “maximalist”: “More is more” rather than “less is more”. Palestine stopped performing from the early 80s till the mid-90s, devoting himself entirely to creating “plush animal divinity altars as multi-media sculptures and installations.” Since his return, they have become an integral ingredient of what he describes as “Gesamtkunstwerk” – combining installations and performances. 14 CLASSICAL AND BEYOND | Pianistic high-wire acts and more | PAUL ENNIS 16 CHORAL SCENE | The unsung heroes of Mendelssohn’s Elijah | STEPH MARTIN 18 MUSIC THEATRE | Icons, innovators and renegades | JENNIFER PARR 20 IN WITH THE NEW | Beyond obligatory inclusion | WENDALYN BARTLEY thewholenote.com an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario 6 | September 20 - November 8, 2022 thewholenote.com

STORIES & INTERVIEWS 23 AROUND OPERA | Ballycroy and beyond | LYDIA PEROVIĆ 26 A WORLD VIEW | Bridging the space between us - Nuit Blanche 2022 | ANDREW TIMAR 28 EARLY MUSIC | And now, back to live action | MJ BUELL 30 MAINLY CLUBS | Hugh’s and Poetry on the move | COLIN STORY LISTINGS 31 The Blue Pages, 23rd annual directory of music makers 34 Events by date Live and/or Live Streamed 44 CLUBS DISCOVERIES: RECORDINGS REVIEWED 47 Editor’s Corner | DAVID OLDS 49 Strings Attached | TERRY ROBBINS 51 Vocal 53 Classical and Beyond 56 Modern and Contemporary 61 Jazz and Improvised Music 66 Pot Pourri 67 Something in the Air | KEN WAXMAN 69 New to the Listening Room, INDEX ACD2 2853 BACH CONCERTOS L’Harmonie des saisons Eric Milnes The JUNO Award-winning ensemble returns with a brand new recording devoted to some of the best known concertos by J. S. Bach. with soloists Julia Wedman and Jessy Dubé violins Matthew Jennejohn oboe d’amore and oboe 18 ACD2 2815 MAESTRINO MOZART Marie-Ève Munger Les Boréade de Montréal Soprano Marie-Eve Munger presents a program devoted exclusively to operatic repertoire by the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who composed these rarely heard arias between the ages of 10 and 16. NEW RELEASES G R I G O R I A N . C O M thewholenote.com September 20 - November 8, 2022 | 7

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