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Volume 29 Issue 1 | September 2023

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Bridges & intersections: Intersections of all kinds in the issue: the once and future Rex; philanthropy and music (Azrieli's AMPs); music and dance (TMChoir & Citadel + Compagnie); Baroque & Romantic (Tafelmusik's Beethoven). also Hugh's Room crosses the Don; DISCoveries looks at the first of fall's arrivals; this single-month September issue (Vol. 29, no.1) bridges summer & fall, and puts us on course for regular bimonthly issues (Oct/Nov; Dec/Jan; Feb/Mar, etc) for the rest of Volume 29. Welcome back.

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The WholeNote VOLUME 29 NO 1 SEPTEMBER 2023 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 | Jack Buell Advertising Art Online classified ads WEBSITE / SYSTEMS Kevin King CIRCULATION Sheila McCoy & Chris Malcolm SUBSCRIPTIONS + HST (6 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 an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario STORIES & INTERVIEWS 19 MAINLY CLUBS | Hugh’s NEW Room | COLIN STORY 21 IN WITH THE NEW | Michael Palumbo’s Exit Points Makes Its Mark | WENDALYN BARTLEY 23 CLASSICAL AND BEYOND | True to the Human Being – Mahani Teave | PAUL ENNIS LISTINGS 26 EVENTS BY DATE Live and/or online 33 MAINLY CLUBS UPCOMING in Volume 29 No 2, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2023 THE BLUE PAGES Our 24th annual directory of music makers in Southern Ontario. Old friends and always some wonderful new ones: meet the presenters profiled here whose creative work represents the bedrock of everything The WholeNote strives to do, and whose ongoing financial support through membership, and priceless moral support, is what keeps us going. DISCOVERIES: RECORDINGS REVIEWED 36 Editor’s Corner | DAVID OLDS 38 Strings Attached | TERRY ROBBINS 40 Vocal 41 Classical and Beyond 44 Modern and Contemporary 47 Jazz and Improvised Music 50 Pot Pourri 52 Something in the Air | KEN WAXMAN 54 Old Wine, New Bottles | BRUCE SURTEES 55 New to the Listening Room, INDEX 24 TH ANNUAL BLUE PAGES The Blue Pages are available year-round under the Who’s Who tab at For more information, or to inquire about including your organisation or ensemble, contact Karen Ages 6 | September 2023

STRINGS great chamber music downtown 2023–24 SEASON October 12 December 7 January 18 February 22 March 28 Quatuor Danel Gryphon Trio Verona Quartet Ying Quartet St. Lawrence & Friends PIANO Gryphon Trio Verona Quartet Duo Turgeon November 7 February 13 March 5 Duo Turgeon Maria Thompson Corley David Fung Maria Thompson Corley SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 5 Subscriptions still available All concerts start at 8pm FREE SPECIAL EVENT October 26 Geoff Nuttall Haydn Celebration Geoff Nuttall TICKETS: 416.366.7723, choosing option 1-1 27 Front Street East, Toronto

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