3 months ago

Volume 29 Issue 2 | October & November 2023

  • Text
  • Thewholenotecom
  • Musical
  • Violin
  • Performing
  • Symphony
  • October
  • November
  • Theatre
  • Orchestra
  • Arts
  • Toronto
With this issue we start a new rhythm of publication -- bimonthly, October, December, February April, June, and August. October/November is a chock-a-block two months for live music, new recordings, and news (not all of it bad). Inside: Christina Petrowska Quilico, collaborative artist honoured; Kate Hennig as Mama Rose; Global Toronto 2023 reviewed; Musical weavings from TaPIR to Xenakis at Esprit; Fidelio headlines an operatic fall; and our 24th annual Blue Pages directory of presenters. This and more.


24 TH ANNUAL BLUE PAGES PRESENTER PROFILES OUR 24TH ANNUAL BLUE PAGES DIRECTORY IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE Happy Fall! As you begin to plan your musical adventures for the 2023-24 season, we invite you to visit our online “Blue Pages” directory of music presenters. All the presenters in this directory choose to take a WholeNote paid membership in support of the free music listings services we offer to the entire community. You can find out more about what each of them will be doing in 2023/24, in their own words at Profiles will remain online for the 2023/24 season. New members come in throughout the fall; we add them online and in this print index when they arrive. For more information on how to join the Blue Pages, and more generally on how a WholeNote membership works, email members@ thewholenote.comWishing you all a fulfilling musical 2023-24! Karen Ages, memberships Aga Khan Museum “Through the arts, the Aga Khan Museum sparks wonder, curiosity, and understanding of Muslim cultures and their connection with other cultures.” Alliance Française Toronto “Learn French, Live French!” Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto “The Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto celebrates its 50th anniversary season with three monumental concerts at the Meridian Arts Centre and an outdoor and immersive choral experience.” Annex Singers “A spirited, auditioned choir with an eclectic repertoire spanning seven centuries.” Apocryphonia “Illuminating Musical Revelations” Specializing in affordable concerts of underperformed and rare classical music in the GTA.” Attila Glatz Concert Productions “Producing, promoting, and managing concerts and performances worldwide.” Azrieli Music Prizes “Azrieli Music Prizes: discovering, creating, performing and celebrating excellence in music composition.” music-arts-culture/amp/ Brampton On Stage “Brampton On Stage celebrates 4 unique venues – The Rose Mainstage & Studio, LBP, Cyril Clark, and Garden Square.” Canadian Bandurist Capella “Like storytelling minstrels of old, the Canadian Bandurist Capella lets its voices and the strings of the bandura bring the rich musical story of Ukrainians to life!” Canadian Opera Company “The Canadian Opera Company is Canada’s largest opera company, known for its artistic excellence and innovation, as well as attracting some of the world’s best opera performers.” Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra “The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra brings to life the power, emotion and dynamism of the classical symphonic repertoire for an engaged audience of supportive listeners.” Church of St Mary Magdalene Gallery Choir “An all-volunteer choir, singing music every week from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century.” Confluence Concerts “An act or process of merging”: Confluence produces joyous, daring and thought-provoking concerts in a warm atmosphere of intimacy and discovery.” Counterpoint Community Orchestra “Founded in 1984 in the gay village of Toronto, Counterpoint is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the 23/24 season.” Crow’s Theatre “Celebrating 40 years of Crow’s Theatre.” DaCapo Chamber Choir “Dedicated to exploring unaccompanied music, primarily of the 20th Century and later, with an emphasis on Canadian repertoire, DaCapo Chamber Choir is...“Giving ideas voice.” Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University “In the 2023-24 season, we are excited to share our music with the community and experience the incredible diversity of musical styles and genres our students, faculty and invited world-class guest artists have to offer.” Edison Singers “Regal, triumphant, nostalgic, spiritual and sentimental… As always, our concerts strive to transport listeners in a way that only the sonorities of choral music can achieve.” Elmer Iseler Singers “The Elmer Iseler Singers are a 20-voice professional chamber choir based in Toronto, directed by the acclaimed Lydia Adams, C.M. Entering their 45th year, they are presenting a 3-concert series.” Ensemble Vivant “...absolutely stirring and heart-achingly beautiful...chamber music at its evocative best!” – The WholeNote. 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.” Etobicoke Centennial Choir “Etobicoke Centennial Choir is an auditioned SATB choir that performs diverse choral repertoire over a three-concert season. New singers are warmly welcomed. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:45.” Etobicoke Community Concert Band “Great music...right in your own backyard!” Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra “The EPO 2023-2024 season features something for everyone, from Brahms to Prokofiev, Sibelius to Beethoven, celebrated with great soloists both local and from afar. Great music celebrated in your community.” Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan “Canada’s first gamelan ensemble, commissioning and premiering contemporary works for Sundanese gamelan degung for 40 years.” 30 | October & November, 2023

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.” Flute Street “Performing on nine different sizes of flutes from the tiny piccolo to Canada’s largest flute – the double contrabass – this versatile and unique ensemble offers a surprisingly wide spectrum of genres.” Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra “The GTPO has established itself as a community-driven orchestra in Toronto, serving a broad geographic area in the City of Toronto, with performances at multiple facilities.” Hannaford Street Silver Band “Get into brass, the Hannaford kind!” HCA Dance Theatre “HCA Dance Theatre, a non-profit arts organization, housed in the historical building of Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, presents and produces a variety of performance arts events with an impressive mix of genres, styles and cultural diversity.” InterMusic Entertainment Group “Classical Music, Like Never Before.” Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts “Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Isabel brings together world-class arts spaces and programs creating a dynamic venue for students and the community to learn, discover, think, do, and experience together.” Jubilate Singers “Toronto-based SATB community choir performing multicultural music under the direction of Isabel Bernaus.” Kindred Spirits Orchestra “The Kindred Spirits Orchestra 2023-24 season presents a 3-concert series at the Meridian Arts Centre, 3-concert series at Flato Markham Theatre and 3 special concerts in CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Cornell Recital Hall and Unionville Millennium Theatre.” Li Delun Music Foundation “Named after the renowned Chinese conductor Li Delun, who founded the first symphony orchestra in the People’s Republic of China, the Toronto-based foundation presents high-quality musical events bridging cultural exchange between the East and West.” London Symphonia “London Symphonia is one of the finest regional professional orchestras in Canada, and a leader in London’s vibrant music and arts community.” Metropolitan United Church “Met United is a centre for great sacred music in the heart of Toronto. We are warm, welcoming, and affirming – join us in celebrating beauty and community.” Mississauga Chamber Singers “The Mississauga Chamber Singers bring clarity and intimacy to great choral masterpieces from a wide range of A Capella works to timeless works for choir and orchestra.” Mississauga Symphony Orchestra “The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra is passionate about, and committed to, maintaining and continuing the tradition of classical symphonic music in Mississauga. We take pride in our designation as the best hybrid orchestra in Canada.” Mooredale Concerts “Great Classical Music for All” Music at St. Andrew’s “Music at St. Andrew’s presents great music at affordable prices in the heart of downtown Toronto.” Music at St. Thomas’s Anglican Church “Excellence in liturgical music.” Music Gallery “Toronto’s centre for creative music, The Music Gallery develops, presents and promotes contemporary music in all genres.” 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.” Music TORONTO “Music TORONTO’s 2023-24 season presents the world’s highest calibre chamber ensembles and solo pianists. Join the best audience in the city for live performances in an intimate concert hall downtown.” Nathaniel Dett Chorale “The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada’s premier performer of Afrocentric composers, building bridges of understanding, appreciation, and acceptance between communities of people through the medium of music.” New Music Concerts “At NMC we inspire our listeners with extraordinary performances of the world’s most adventurous music.” Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation “Dedicated to bringing you the best in inspirational arts programming.” Nocturnes in the City “One of the secret musical events in Toronto.” Off Centre Music Salon “Unique concerts presented Salon-style. Please join us on select Sunday afternoons at Trinity- St. Paul’s Centre (Spadina & Bloor).” Opera Atelier “Opera Atelier is North America’s premier period opera/ballet company, producing the opera, ballet and drama of the 17th,18th, and 19th centuries.” 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.” Orpheus Choir of Toronto “Celebrating the power of choral music and championing the new and unusual in choral performance.” Pax Christi Chorale “Pax Christi Chorale’s 2023/24 concert season has something for everyone!” Peterborough Singers “Experience the joy of creating great music alongside over 100 Singers.” 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.” Royal Canadian College of Organists Toronto “RCCO Toronto is Toronto’s leading professional organization of the pipe organ - hosting recitals, concerts, and workshops throughout the year.” 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) Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra “Great music close to home in Scarborough.” Show One Productions “Show One Productions is a full-service production company presenting concerts with highprofile classical musicians, opera stars, and orchestras, as well as great dance and theatre companies.” October & November, 2023 | 31

Copied successfully!

Volumes 21-25 (2015-2020)

Volumes 16-20 (2010-2015)

Volumes 11-15 (2004-2010)

Volumes 6 - 10 (2000 - 2006)

Volumes 1-5 (1994-2000)