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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.

2802_Nov_cover.indd 1 2022-10-27 6:51 AM The WholeNote VOLUME 28 NO 2 NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 13, 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 | Jack Buell jack@thewholenote.com, Advertising Art 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 ON OUR COVER 6 FOR OPENERS | Hey, my uncle has a barn! | DAVID PERLMAN STORIES & INTERVIEWS 8 WORLD VIEW | Trichy Sankaran at 80 | ANDREW TIMAR 12 CHORAL SCENE | Singing for more than just their supper! | LYDIA PEROVIĆ 20 Trichy Sankaran VOLUME 28 NO 2 NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 6, 2022 MUSIC! LISTINGS live and livestreamed STORIES profiles, previews and interviews RECORD REVIEWS and Listening Room PHOTO: BRHADDHVANI (CENTRE FOR WORLD MUSIC, CHENNAI, INDIA). Volume 28 No 2 | Nov 1 - Dec 13, 2022 By the time this photo of Trichy Sankaran was selected for our cover, the indefatigable 80-year-old maestro was somewhere between Houston and Vancouver on a 14-city tour, and not available for comment. He will be back in Toronto for “Sankaran @ 80” - presented by Confluence Concerts, and curated by Suba Sankaran ( Nov 23 and 24) who offered these thoughts about her own musical childhood: “Many musicians from India visited at that time, and they would be welcomed in our home. As per the South Indian music tradition, the senior musicians were expected to teach the children of the house some songs – a way of passing the torch and maintaining and sustaining the guru-kula (guru-disciple or teacher-student) tradition. I learned from the best of the best, from my father on down!” The photograph is courtesy Brhaddhvani Centre for World Music - a non-profit organisation based in Chennai, India, founded in 1989 by Dr. Karaikudi S. Subramanian, with the vision of making South Indian music education accessible to all. 16 IN WITH THE NEW | Four concertos and one string quartet | WENDALYN BARTLEY 18 MUSIC THEATRE | More than “a play with music” | JENNIFER PARR Instagram @the_wholenote Facebook & Twitter @theWholenote thewholenote.com an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario 4 | November 1 - December 13, 2022 thewholenote.com

STORIES & INTERVIEWS 22 CLASSICAL AND BEYOND | Mervon Mehta in conversation - circle Feb 1, 2023! | PAUL ENNIS 24 USUALLY CLUBS, BUT NOT THIS TIME | Decorum be damned! Jazz in the concert hall | COLIN STORY 26 LAUNCHES | Meanwhile, back at Chalmers House | MAX CHRISTIE 70 REMEMBERING | Geoff Nuttall, violinist | PAUL ENNIS LISTINGS 28 Events by date Live and/or Live Streamed 41 CLUBS 42 The Blue Pages, 23rd annual directory of music makers DISCOVERIES: RECORDINGS REVIEWED 45 Editor’s Corner | DAVID OLDS 47 Strings Attached | TERRY ROBBINS 49 Vocal 51 Classical and Beyond 56 Modern and Contemporary 62 Jazz and Improvised Music 66 Pot Pourri 68 Something in the Air | KEN WAXMAN 69 New to the Listening Room, INDEX ACD2 2411 ATMA Classique and Festival Classica are delighted to present Jules Massenet : Intégrale des mélodies pour voix et piano. Complete mélodies of prolific French composer Jules Massenet, this remarkable 13-CD box set includes 333 songs - 13 are unpublished, and 31 have never before been recorded. Release date : November 4, 2022 70 ACD2 2431 Cellist Yegor Dyachkov and pianist Jean Saulnier present Beethoven’s complete Sonatas and Variations for Cello and Piano in a 3-CD box set. Release date October 28, 2022 NEW RELEASES G R I G O R I A N . C O M thewholenote.com November 1 - December 13, 2022 | 5

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