Volume 26 Issue 2 - October 2020


Following the Goldberg trail from Gould to Lang Lang; Measha Brueggergosman and Edwin Huizinga on face to face collaboration in strange times; diggings into dance as FFDN keeps live alive; "Classical unicorn?" - Luke Welch reflects on life as a Black classical pianist; Debashis Sinha's adventures in sound art; choral lessons from Skagit Valley; and the 21st annual WholeNote Blue Pages (part 1 of 3) in print and online. Here now. And, yes, still in print, with distribution starting Thursday October 1.

BLUE PAGES 2020/21






● Concerts in Care Ontario

Since 2006, Concerts in

Care Ontario has presented


that makes a significant

impact in a range

of seniors’ care communities

across Ontario.

Anchored at the intersection

of artistic excellence and research about

music and the brain, we curate series of turnkey

concerts in seniors’ facilities, performed by topcalibre

professional musicians.

Concerts in Care Ontario knows that music can

unlock the healing power to transform. Our concerts

provide a focal point for building bridges

between elders, caregivers and loved ones, while

engaging powerful emotions which can activate

memory and improve mood for seniors in care

who may be isolated and withdrawn.

As soon as Ontario went into lockdown in mid-

March, we immediately transformed our musical

services into digital musical content in two distinct

forms to connect with seniors effectively:

Live 30-min concert videos that bring specially

trained professional musicians to thousands of

isolated seniors through high quality productions

framed in an informal and personal approach.

Interactive Zoom Concert Calls including highest

quality performances, plus live Q&As and conversations

with the musicians.

And Music Outside plus Concertmobile with

Tapestry Opera.

Debra Chandler or Brenton Chan






● Linda Litwack Publicity

Having begun her career

as a summer reporter on

the Winnipeg Tribune,

arts publicist Linda Litwack

is a long-practised

matchmaker between

artists and the media.

Her services include various

forms of writing and editing - from media

releases and bios to radio spots, online postings

and CD booklets - working with designers,

photographers and other professionals, and, of

course, liaising with the media.

In addition to media, music and other contact

lists, she maintains a list of friends, usually

offering discounts for special events. Since leaving

CBC Publicity (20 years in radio and three in

TV), she has collaborated with numerous creative

people on intriguing projects, mostly in classical

music but also in theatre, TV documentaries,

books and the visual arts. Longtime clients have

included Show One Productions, pianist Christina

Petrowska Quilico, soprano Denise Williams, and

the Upper Canada Choristers. Linda ran the historic

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir for several years,

and chaired its Program Committee. She is also

a board member of the International Resource

Centre for Performing Artists.

Linda Litwack






● Rebecca Davis Public Relations

Rebecca Davis Public

Relations provides publicity,

media and communications

services to

musicians, arts organizations

and record labels,

specializing in classical,

jazz and other niche

genres. From offices in New York and Florida,

RDPR brings a respected and enthusiastic voice,

in-depth musical knowledge and broad promotional

expertise to help artists achieve meaningful

and impactful visibility in mainstream and specialist


Rebecca brings more than two decades of

experience working with musicians, arts organizations

and the world’s leading major and

independent record labels. She has implemented

successful media campaigns for A-list pianists,

violinists, singers, composers and vocal and

instrumental ensembles. Clients have included

Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann, Giancarlo Guerrero

and the Nashville Symphony, Saratoga Performing

Arts Center, the Calidore String Quartet,

Yuja Wang, Eric Whitacre and Cantus. Rebecca

was led to a career in classical music publicity

through her experience as a classically trained

soprano and currently performs with the St.

Petersburg Opera in Florida.

Rebecca Davis






● SPEAK Music PR

SPEAK Music is a Canadian

publicity and promotions

company based

in Toronto, Ontario. Our

mission is to help discover

new musical talent

and reconnect

established artists with

the ever-changing Canadian media landscape.

We specialize in genres from folk to indie, world

music to jazz, country and blues to pop, and everything

in between. SPEAK Music has been providing

encouragement and professional support

to performing musicians, independent record

labels, distributors, festivals, not-for-profit organizations,

and music charities since March 2003.

SPEAK Music provides press releases, album

servicing, consulting, media training, reviews,

features, interviews, premieres, non-commercial

radio, and tour press. We want your music

to be heard by as many media and music tastemakers

as possible.

Director Beverly Kreller has extensive media

and artist relations, publicity, special event, and

production experience, with strong communications

and writing skills, and is highly motivated,

enthusiastic, and results-oriented. She was

the publicist and artistic director of the Winterfolk

Festival for the past 12 years and began her

own successful SPEAK Music Be Kind Festival in

January, 2020. She also performs with her duo,


Beverly Kreller






Updated online at thewholenote.com/blue

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