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Volume 28 Issue 2 | November 1 - December 13, 2022

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Available now for your online "flip-through" reading pleasure, The WholeNote Volume 28 no.2. For Openers, my uncle had a barn; then: Trichy Sankaran at 80; the return of the professional chamber choir; what makes music theatre more than just theatre; how to fit three violin concerti into one concert; and more.


LIVE OR ONLINE | Nov 1 to Dec 13, 2022 -. Also Dec 9. ● 8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Merry Motown: Christmas Special with the Legends of Motown. 440 Locust St., Burlington. or 416-698-2152. (Premium); (Regular). ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Locomotives & Butterflies. Honegger: Pacific 231; Zhanhao/Gang: The Butterfly Lovers; Stravinsky: Petrushka. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-604- 8339. -. ● 8:00: Massey Hall. Glass Tiger With Guests The Parachute Club. 178 Victoria St. 416-872- 4255. From . ● 8:00: Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra. A Magical Holiday. Alan Silverstri & Glen Ballard: The Polar Express; Mark Hayes: A Christmas Portrait; Bob Krogstad: The Bells of Christmas; Douglas Meyer: ‘Twas the Night before Christmas; Sarah Wallin Huff: Christmas Wayfarer; and other works. Jessica V. Kun, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. or 905-787-8811 or -. ● 8:00: Rose Theatre. Brampton Concert Band: Christmas at The Rose. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800 or -. ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Global Music: La Bottine Souriante Celebrates Christmas. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic. com/performance. From . ● 8:00: Toronto Consort. Praetorius: Christmas Vespers. Toronto Consort with special guests. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. or 416-964-6337. From . Also Dec 9(8pm), 10(2pm). Also available on Early- Music.TV on demand. Sunday December 11 ● 2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Christmas Caravan with Sultans of String. Sultans of String; Laura Secord Secondary School Chamber Choir; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-687-4993. ; (sr); (arts worker with valid ID); (student-university or college with valid ID); (youth-18 and under with valid ID). Also Dec 10(7:30pm). ● 3:00: Burlington Symphony Orchestra. A Christmas Spectacular. Sing-along carols for the whole family. Holiday favourites including Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. -. ● 3:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra. Concert 2. Featuring senior Youth Orchestra. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. $13; (child). ● 3:30: Sean Jones. Holiday Soul. Soulinspired renditions of timeless holiday classics. Sean Jones, singer & songwriter; Toronto Concert Orchestra; Divine Brown; Jackie Richardson; Darryn de Souza, music director. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. . In support of Daily Bread Food Bank. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring “Soul Food” (a non-perishable food item) to the on-site donation bins. ● 4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. Joy and Jubilation: Christmas Oratorio. Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV248. Elena Howard-Scott, soprano; Sandra Boyes, mezzo; Chris Fischer, tenor; Bruce Kelly, baritone; Toronto Classical Singers Players; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416- 986-8749. . CLASSES ● Nov 5 1:30: Lois Macaulay. Eurythmy Class. Kim Kendrick, voice & piano; Lois Macaulay, eurythmist. 416-921-1043 or . Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. For registration or information 416-921-1043 or . Also Nov 12 & 19. ● Nov 20 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Schubert’s Mass in A-flat. Reading for singers and instrumentalists. Matthew Otto, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-482-6562 or toronto. ; (members). LECTURES ● Nov 24 3:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Music Theory Graduate Colloquium Series: Prof. Daniel Jordan. Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, Room 130, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750 or www. Free. LIVE REHEARSAL OPPORTUNITIES ● The Choralairs. Welcoming singers in all voice parts as they resume in-person rehearsals (with masks & Covid safety protocols) on Tuesdays. Rehearsals are 7pm- 8:45pm at Edithvale C.C. 131 Finch Ave W. Toronto. Please contact Elaine at 905-731- 8416 or to let us know if you are coming. Check out our website at: ● 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. ● North Toronto Community Band. Openings for drums, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, French horns. Rehearsals held at Willowdale Presbyterian Church 38 Ellerslie Ave. (just north of Mel Lastman Square). Monday evenings 7:30-9:30 pm. Contact ntcband@ 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 for meeting times, information and registration. 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. A vacation for your dog! Barker Avenue Boarding in East York call or text 416-574-5250 CLASSIFIEDS – ONLINE! FREE online classifieds: if you’re offering immediate paid employment opportunities for musicians. 60 word limit. All other online classifieds: for 60 words. Refreshed 8 times a year, concurrent with each edition. Promote music-related needs, skills and services | Recruit members for choirs, bands, orchestras | Find a music director, or a music teacher | Buy or sell Deadline: Nov 22, for the Dec 6 edition INQUIRIES BY EMAIL ONLY: If you can read this, thank a music teacher. (Skip the hug.) DO YOU DRIVE? Do you love The WholeNote? Share the love and earn a little money! Join our circulation team, and deliver 8 times a year. Currently seeking circulation associates in the Hamilton/ Halton area and Bloor St West (M6 postal area). Interested? Contact: BUSINESS CLASSIFIEDS Economical and visible! Promote your services & products to our musically engaged readers, in print and on-line. BOOKING DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 22 40 | November 1 - December 13, 2022

LIVE OR ONLINE | Nov 1 to Dec 13, 2022 ● 4:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Carols by Candlelight. A traditional candlelight choral presentation featuring choirs and musicians of Yorkminster Park. 1585 Yonge St. Free. Monday December 12 ● 7:00: Coro San Marco. A Star Has Shone. Classical Christmas choral music. Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 416-789-7011 X248. . ● 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Itzhak Perlman MAINLY CLUBS Live music is an ever-changing scene! Please consult venue websites and social media to confirm their artist roster and schedules, seating / booking policies, any other pertinent information to make your visit fun, safe, and enjoyable. 3030 Dundas West 3030 Dundas St. W. 416-769-5736 A large, airy space that plays hosts to concerts, events, and more, 3030 Dundas is home to a wide variety of music and a topnotch Trinidadian-Canadian food menu. Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 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 An intimate, bohemian bar with ceiling murals & nightly performances from local roots acts on 2 stages. Capone’s Cocktail Lounge 1573 Bloor St. W. 416-534-7911 A self-described perfect marriage of an intimate cocktail den and comfortable neighbourhood bar, with live music Wednesday through Sunday. Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 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 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 A heartfelt homage to the lands that stretch from the Baltic to the Balkans to the Black Sea, with a wide variety of music. and Friends. Itzhak Perlman, violin; Emanuel Ax, piano; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Juilliard String Quartet. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. From . Tuesday December 13 ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Featuring students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. Free. Donations welcome. Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 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 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 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 A dedicated listening room with an intimate performing space, great acoustics, and an attentive audience. Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 With over 75 years around Yonge and Bloor, the Pilot is a multi-level bar that hosts live jazz on Saturday afternoons. Poetry Jazz Café 1078 Queen St West. A sexy, clubby space, Poetry hosts live jazz, hip-hop, and DJs nightly in its new home on Queen Street West. Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 A chic, low-light bar with top-shelf tequila, Mexican tapas, and live music. Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 Toronto’s self-professed original swingjazz bar and restaurant, located in a historic speakeasy near St. Lawrence Market, with live music four nights a week. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 With over 60 shows per month of Canadian and international groups, The Rex is Toronto’s longest-running jazz club, with full bar and kitchen menu. Sauce on Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 With Victorian lighting, cocktails, and an extensive tap and bottle list, Sauce on Danforth has live music Tuesday through Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The Senator Winebar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 An intimate, upscale French-inspired bistro with live music serving hearty, delicious comfort food alongside a curated selection of wine and cocktails. Smokeshow BBQ and Brew 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd 416-901-7469 A laid-back venue with an emphasis on barbecue and beer, Smokeshow hosts cover artists and original music Thursday through Sunday, with Bachata lessons on Tuesdays and Karaoke on Wednesdays. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 A community arts venue dedicated to supporting, presenting, and promoting creative and cultural activity in Toronto, with live shows in multiple rooms every day of the week. JOIN THE CLUBS! IS YOUR VENUE • an informal listening room, • where food and/or drink may be part of the mix, • with listening to music the primary focus? “Mostly jazz” is not a rule! If you’re not listed above, and think you belong please get in touch! November 1 - December 13, 2022 | 41

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