Volume 26 Issue 2 - October 2020

thewholenote

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.

Performances by Date (Live/Hybrid)

NOTE: All times are Eastern Time unless otherwise noted.

Friday October 2

● 7:30: Stockey Centre & Festival of the

Sound. Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue Live.

Spirit ‘20; Jamie Parker; Guy Few; and James

Campbell. Stockey Centre for the Performing

Arts, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. 705-746-4210

or info@festivalofthesound.ca. $42.95.

Tickets are limited. Concert will also be

live-streamed.

● 2:00: Art Gallery of Ontario. AGO Live:

Hello from the Other Side - Toronto Symphony

Orchestra. Recognizing the powerful

impact that music has in enriching and inspiring

lives, especially during challenging times,

the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has been

resolute in finding ways to perform despite

the circumstances. As an alternative to its

previously scheduled performances at Roy

Thomson Hall, TSO musicians will spend the

coming year performing in smaller ensembles

and connecting with audiences throughout

the GTA. Art Gallery of Ontario, Walker

Court, 317 Dundas St. W. Free with gallery

admission. Also at 4pm. Please book a timedentry

ticket at tickets.ago.ca/events. Also

at 4pm.

Saturday October 3

● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Jazz

From Around the World Series: Miles from

India - A Celebration of the Music of Miles

Davis. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor

St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance.

$45-$110.

Sunday October 4

● 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday

Interlude Series: Fern Lindzon. Mazzoleni

Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor

St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance.

Free.

Wednesday October 7

● 7:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Kings

of Ragtime. Works by Joplin, Morton, Gershwin

and others. Gordon Gerrard, conductor.

CityView Drive-In, 20 Polson St. 416-598-3375

or ticketmaster.ca. $80-$200 per car. Concert

one hour in length. Live on-stage and displayed

on massive LED screens and piped into

patrons’ cars.

Friday October 9

● 2:00: Art Gallery of Ontario. AGO Live:

Hello from the Other Side - Toronto Symphony

Orchestra. Recognizing the powerful

impact that music has in enriching and inspiring

lives, especially during challenging times,

the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has been

resolute in finding ways to perform despite

the circumstances. As an alternative to its

previously scheduled performances at Roy

Thomson Hall, TSO musicians will spend the

coming year performing in smaller ensembles

and connecting with audiences throughout

the GTA. Art Gallery of Ontario, Walker

Court, 317 Dundas St. W. Free with gallery

admission. Also at 4pm. Please book a timedentry

ticket at tickets.ago.ca/events. Also

at 4pm.

Saturday October 10

● 2:00: Sonority Sisters. Bach to the

Beatles: Crossing Genres with the Sonority

Sisters. Join us in the Campbell House garden

as the Sonority Sisters perform new and old

compositions ranging from Bach to the Beatles!

Your ticket also includes a complimentary

tour of Campbell House Museum, which can

be redeemed at a later date. Sonority Sisters

are an exciting new duo composed of Kelly

Zimba, Principal Flute of the Toronto Symphony

Orchestra, and Clare Semes, TSO violinist.

Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen

St. W. 416-597-0227. $20 ticket + Eventbrite

processing fee. LIVE OUTDOOR CONCERT.

Thursday October 15

● 8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Legacy: A Tribute to Gord Downie. A fundraising

concert In support of the Downie Wenjack

Fund. Featuring Tom Wilson, Twin Flames,

Phil Davis’ Drum Circle and Hoop Dancer,

Kevin Fox and others. Burlington Performing

Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre,

440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000.

$49; $40(member). Also Oct 16.

Friday October 16

● 2:00: Art Gallery of Ontario. AGO Live:

Hello from the Other Side - Toronto Symphony

Orchestra. Recognizing the powerful

impact that music has in enriching and inspiring

lives, especially during challenging times,

the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has been

resolute in finding ways to perform despite

the circumstances. As an alternative to its

previously scheduled performances at Roy

Thomson Hall, TSO musicians will spend the

coming year performing in smaller ensembles

and connecting with audiences throughout

the GTA. Art Gallery of Ontario, Walker

Court, 317 Dundas St. W. Free with gallery

admission. Also at 4pm. Please book a timedentry

ticket at tickets.ago.ca/events. Also

at 4pm.

● 8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Legacy: A Tribute to Gord Downie. A fundraising

concert In support of the Downie Wenjack

Fund. Featuring Tom Wilson, Twin Flames,

Phil Davis’ Drum Circle and Hoop Dancer,

Kevin Fox and others. Burlington Performing

Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre,

440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000.

$49; $40(member). Also Oct 15.

● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Vivaldi’s

Four Seasons. Frank: Leyendas: An

Andean Walkabout; Wijeratne: “A letter from

the After-life”. Jonathan Crow, violin/leader.

CityView Drive-In, 20 Polson St. 416-598-3375

or ticketmaster.ca. $80-$200 per car. Concert

one hour in length. Live on-stage and displayed

on massive LED screens and piped into

patrons’ cars.

Saturday October 17

● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra.

Beethoven Symphony No. 5. Chan: Concerto

for violin and orchestra (world premiere);

Kreem: Waltz. Sarah Davidson-Gurney, violin;

Kristian Alexander, conductor; Elli Kozak,

host. St. Maurice and St. Verena Cultural Centre,

3300 Hwy. 7 E., Markham. 905-604-8339.

$15-$40. Limited tickets. One hour concert.

Onstage discussion and Q&A.

● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. First

Ladies of Soul. Strange Fruit; I Will Always

Love You; and others. Shakura S’Aida, vocalist;

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor.

CityView Drive-In, 20 Polson St. 416-598-3375

or ticketmaster.ca. $80-$200 per car. Concert

one hour in length. Live on-stage and displayed

on massive LED screens and piped into

patrons’ cars.

Sunday October 18

● 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music.

Recovered Concerts: Angela Hewitt. Koerner

Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-

408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance.

SOLD OUT.

Saturday October 24

● 4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor

Academy Concerts Series: Taylor Academy

Showcase Concert. Mazzoleni Concert Hall,

TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208

or rcmusic.com/performance. Free.

● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music

from The Cuban, Featuring Hilario Durán.

Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W.

416-408-0208 or rcmusic.com/performance.

$65. Live and online.

Sunday October 25

● 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Sublime Delights.

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; Mozart:

Piano Concerto No.20 in d; Beethoven: Choral

Fantasy for Piano, Orchestra & Chorus.

David Jalbert, piano; Amadeus Choir; Michael

Newnham, conductor. Hope United Church,

2550 Danforth Ave. 416-733-0545. $25-$45;

$39(sr); $19(OTOpus); $15(child). Pre-concert

chat at 2:15 pm.

● 3:30: Sinfonia Toronto. Beethoven &

Shostakovich. Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony

in c Op.110a; Beethoven: (arr. Shostakovich):

String Quartet No.10 in E-flat Op.74

“Harp”; Saman Shahi: “When we fall…”

Nurhan Arman, conductor. Koerner Hall,

TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. rcmusic.com/

Tickets/Seats/172401. From $18.95. LIVE &

ONLINE.

● 4:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Elise LeGrow. Burlington Performing

Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre,

440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000.

$39; $34(member). Also 7pm.

Sunday November 1

● 4:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Kevin Fox: Songs for Cello & Voice.

440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000.

$39. Also 7 pm.

Wednesday November 4

● 8:00: Hejaz Entertainment. Pavlo in Concert.

Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor

St. W. From $40.

Friday November 6

● 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. GGS

Operas Series: Glenn Gould School Fall Opera

- Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins” and William

Bolcom’s “Lucrezia”. Mazzoleni Concert

Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-

0208 or rcmusic.com/performance. $20.

Also Nov 7.

● 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet

Please, There’s a Lady on Stage Series: Nella

& Daymé Arocena. Koerner Hall, TELUS

Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or

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