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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.

BLUE PAGES 23rd annual

BLUE PAGES 23rd annual directory of MUSIC MAKERS Welcome to the second printing of our 23rd annual “Blue Pages” index of music presenters and arts service providers. The organizations listed below (with a bit of “teaser” info!) have opted in via their WholeNote membership. Full profiles can be found online at thewholenote.com - hover over our “Who’s Who” tab, then click on “2022-23 Presenter Profiles” to see the details of what’s coming up this season. Profiles will remain online for the year, and we’ll be adding more as they come in, so check back often. For information on WholeNote membership and how to join the Blue Pages, email members@thewholenote.com Wishing you all a happy musical season! Aga Khan Museum “Experience the magic of performance at the Aga Khan Museum as local and global artists connect cultures through the power of the arts.” agakhanmuseum.org Alliance Française Toronto “Alliance Française Toronto is dedicated to the Greater Toronto Area Community and committed to promoting and presenting cultural events that highlight the diversity of Francophone Culture, such as concerts, exhibitions, lectures or cinema.” alliance-francaise.ca/en Amadeus Choir “Toronto’s 90-member Amadeus Choir is delighted to present a 2022/23 season of live choral performances with new commissions, classic favourites, outdoor and indoor performances, and a stellar roster of guest artists.” amadeuschoir.com Amici Chamber Ensemble “Amici Chamber Ensemble celebrates 33 years as one of Canada’s most distinguished chamber music ensembles. Artistic Directors clarinetist Joaquin Valdepeñas, cellist David Hetherington and pianist Serouj Kradjian invite some of the finest musicians to join them in innovative and eclectic programming, celebrating friendship through music.” amiciensemble.com Annex Singers of Toronto “Now in its 43rd season, The Annex Singers is a spirited, auditioned, 65-voice choir with an eclectic repertoire spanning seven centuries.” annexsingers.com Art of Time Ensemble “Exploring the relationship between classical music in its many forms and other genres such as jazz, pop, electronica, rock, folk, electroacoustic, gospel and others, Art of Time seeks to reveal the qualities that lie at the heart of all great music.” artoftimeensemble.com Azrieli Music Prizes “The Azrieli Music Prizes: Discovering, creating, performing and celebrating excellence in music composition.” azrielifoundation.org/amp Barrie Concert Band “Over the years, the Barrie Concert Band has participated in various city events, presenting regular winter and summer concerts, and providing music at local churches and seniors’ homes. The band performs an average of 8 concerts per year and is available for special functions.” barrieconcertband.org Canadian Opera Company “The Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada.” Canadian Sinfonietta coc.ca “The Canadian Sinfonietta (CS) performs both as a larger orchestra and in smaller ensembles, with a mission to attract new concert goers through a balance of traditional and new works. Programs often feature multi-cultural music, nonwestern instruments, and diverse Canadian artists.” canadiansinfonietta.com Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra “Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra has been bringing to Greater Toronto audiences some of the greatest musical masterpieces, and new Canadian compositions, since 1986. Our 2022/23 season, under the baton of Maestro Martin MacDonald, promises six evenings of exceptional orchestral music.” cathedralbluffs.com Church of St. Mary Magdalene Gallery Choir “Every Sunday an award winning choir of volunteers sings music from the early Renaissance to the most recent Canadian composers.” stmarymagdalene.ca Confluence Concerts “An act or process of merging”: “Confluence produces joyous, daring and thought-provoking events within a warm atmosphere of intimacy and discovery. Artistic Associates Larry Beckwith, Marion Newman, Andrew Downing, Patricia O’Callaghan and Suba Sankaran curate a wide variety of collaborative programs.” confluenceconcerts.ca COSA Canada: The Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation “We excite the music in everyone - the story-singers on stage, and the story-catchers in the audience! Join in our house concerts, premieres, productions, artist spotlights and opera pops!” www.cosacanada.org Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University “In our 2022/23 season, we are proud to welcome you in person to experience the incredible diversity of musical styles and genres our students, faculty and guest artists have to offer.” music.uwo.ca Edison Singers “The Edison Singers is a fully professional chamber choir. This upcoming season is literally our second new beginning. We can’t wait to see you at a performance this season.” theedisonsingers.com Elmer Iseler Singers “Elmer Iseler Singers is a 20-voice Toronto-based professional chamber choir directed by Lydia Adams. Founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, EIS is known for tonal beauty and interpretive range.” elmeriselersingers.com Ensemble Vivant “Chamber music at its evocative best!” ensemblevivant.com Esprit Orchestra “Founded in 1983 by Music Director and Conductor Alex Pauk, Esprit Orchestra’s commitment to commissioning and advancing contemporary music has set it apart as one of the few organizations of its kind on a global scale.” espritorchestra.com Etobicoke Centennial Choir “After a joyous return to live performance in May 2022, Etobicoke Centennial Choir looks forward with great anticipation and hope to a full season of live choral music!” etobcokecentennialchoir.ca Etobicoke Community Concert Band “Great music … right in your own backyard!” eccb.ca Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra “Priding itself on being an affordable, accessible and welcoming concert experience, the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra (EPO) has been celebrating symphonic music in Etobicoke for over 60 years.” eporchestra.ca Exultate Chamber Singers “Founded in 1981, Exultate Chamber Singers is an award-winning adult mixed-voice chamber choir of richly varied ages and cultural backgrounds. Together they form a passionate, committed ensemble with a wide-ranging repertoire.” exultate.net Flute Street “Flute Street is comprised entirely of flutes, from the tiny twelve inch piccolo through to the very rare twelve foot double contrabass flute.” flutestreet.ca Glionna Mansell Corporation “Glionna Mansell presents excellence in organ installations and concert presentations. Whether MOSAIC Canadian Vocal Ensemble, Allen Organs or ORGANIX CONCERTS, the effort is always focused on producing excellence and unique musical experiences.” glionnamansell.com 42 | November 1 - December 13, 2022 thewholenote.com

Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra “Now in its 15th season, the GTPO has become a unique organization built upon a collaborative artistic model, a trusted partner for other arts groups and a showcase opportunity for young talented musicians.” gtpo.ca Hannaford Street Silver Band “The Hannaford Street Silver Band is Canada’s award-winning professional brass band and resident company of Toronto’s St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.” hssb.ca Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts “The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (“The Isabel”) is a home for the creative arts at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and a hub of vibrant artistic study, creation, and exhibition in our community.” queensu.ca/theisabel Jubilate Singers “The Jubilate Singers is a Toronto-based SATB community choir performing multicultural music under the direction of Isabel Bernaus; an auditioned choir plus a Choral Development program.” jubilatesingers.ca Kindred Spirits Orchestra “The Kindred Spirits Orchestra (KSO) is a critically acclaimed auditioned civic orchestra performing at the Flato Markham Theatre, the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, and the CBC Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.” KSOrchestra.ca Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall is “the greatest venue in this city” and “magnificent in its acoustics, as much as in its design” (Toronto Star). rcmusic.com/performance Li Delun Music Foundation “The Li Delun Music Foundation was established in 2002 in Toronto as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange between the East and the West through musical events and promoting classical music.” lidelun.org Metropolitan United Church “An affirming and welcoming community, Metropolitan United is a home to great sacred music in the heart of Toronto.” metunited.org Mississauga Chamber Singers “The Mississauga Chamber Singers bring clarity and intimacy to great choral masterpieces.” mcsingers.ca Mississauga Festival Choir “Under the leadership of David Ambrose, MFC performs many concerts, raises money for local charities, records professional CDs, holds an annual choral competition and tours the world.” mfchoir.com Mississauga Symphony Orchestra “With a combination of 100 community musicians and professional section leads, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has earned the reputation as the best hybrid orchestra in Canada.” mississaugasymphony.ca Mooredale Concerts “Great music for all.” mooredaleconcerts.com Music at St. Andrew’s “Music at St. Andrew’s presents great music at affordable prices!” standrewstoronto.org Music Gallery “The Music Gallery has been Toronto’s Centre for Creative Music since 1976.” musicgallery.org Music in the Afternoon (Women’s Musical Club of Toronto) “Through its “Music in the Afternoon” concert series, the WMCT presents chamber music concerts featuring musicians on the threshold of international recognition, as well as established artists and ensembles.” wmct.on.ca Music TORONTO “We invite you to join us for our main series and for the Small Ensembles Celebration, chamber music concerts traditional and ground-breaking.” music-toronto.com Nathaniel Dett Chorale “The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada’s premier performer of Afrocentric composers and a touchstone for the education of audiences and communities regarding the spectrum of Afrocentric choral music.” nathanieldettchorale.org New Music Concerts “At New Music Concerts we inspire our listeners with extraordinary performances of the world’s most adventurous music. NMC is a leader in curating, performing, and promoting innovative, cutting-edge music by Canadian and international composers.” newmusicconcerts.com Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation “...dedicated to bringing the best in inspirational arts programming.” 9sparrowsarts.org Nocturnes in the City “Czech community centre presents Nocturnes in the City’s 23rd season.” nocturnesinthecity.ca Off Centre Music Salon “Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.”-Jean-Michel Basquiat. “Join us for our 28th season as we present unique, innovative “salon-style” concerts.” offcentremusic.com Orchestra Toronto “Michael Newnham conducts five thrilling performances by musicians from your community making music for the love of it.” orchestratoronto.ca Oriana Women’s Choir “Oriana explores the possibilities in choral music for upper voices. We foster the creation of Canadian choral music, regularly commissioning works from Canadian composers for upper voices.” orianachoir.com Orpheus Choir of Toronto “The season features the poetry of Leonard Cohen; music honouring Canada’s indigenous peoples; narrators Gabriella Sundar Singh and Amaka Umeh; an exploration of music and mental health in Allan Bevan’s Perfectly Mad.” orpheuschoirtoronto.com Pax Christi Chorale “Pax Christi Chorale, under the artistic direction of Elaine Choi, champions great choral music and performs a wide range of repertoire. Join us for four concerts over the 2022- 23 season.” paxchristichorale.org Performing Arts Brampton “Performing Arts Brampton builds an inspiring community that reflects Brampton’s spirit and diversity. Comprised of four incredible venues - The Rose Brampton, LBP Brampton, Cyril Clark Brampton and Garden Square Brampton.” therosebrampton.ca Peterborough Singers “A challenging choir in Peterborough for adults and youth.” peterboroughsingers.com Rezonance Baroque Ensemble “Inspired by history and informed by the present, Rezonance leads audiences through the discovery of under-appreciated and unusual works, and new ways of hearing the classics.” rezonanceensemble.com Royal Canadian College of Organists, Toronto (info not available at time of publication) rcco.ca/toronto Salute to Vienna “Energetic, lighthearted, and full of romance, Salute to Vienna’s New Year’s Concert is a celebration of music, beauty, and the limitless possibilities each New Year brings.” salutetovienna.com Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra “Now in our 43rd season, the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra offers Downtown Sound. Uptown.” spo.ca Show One Productions “Bringing back one of the most original soloists on today’s concert stage.” showoneproductions.ca SINE NOMINE Ensemble for Medieval Music “SINE NOMINE offers vocal and instrumental music from medieval courts and churches to provide insight into the fascinating artistic and intellectual culture of the Middle Ages.” pims.ca/article/sine-nomine SoundCrowd “SoundCrowd -Toronto's first large-scale contemporary a cappella ensemble making harmony through harmony since 2016.” soundcrowd.ca Soundstreams “Visit Soundstreams.ca for tickets and full program details for our exciting concert line up for our 40th Anniversary Season!” soundstreams.ca Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO) “Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO) seeks to advance the public’s appreciation and enjoyment of the arts by providing high-quality performances of classical operatic works, for diverse audiences of all ages.” southernontariolyricopera.com St. Michael's Choir School “St. Michael’s Choir School is unique in offering both an enriched academic program, including extended French instruction, integrated with a lively ministry of sacred music.” smcs.on.ca thewholenote.com November 1 - December 13, 2022 | 43

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