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.

facebook.com/jazzniagara and youtube.

com/jazzniagara. Enjoy this performance

with our compliments. Donations in support

of our Festival and our artists are gratefully

accepted at NiagaraJazzFestival.com/donations

and the full lineup can be found at niagarajazzfestival.com.

ONLINE.

● 7:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Sean

Rice & Anna Petersen, Clarinet / Oboe Duo.

See the concert at YouTube.com/Canzona-

ChamberPlayers. In lieu of a concert ticket,

donations to the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation

COVID-19 Courage Fund, in Memory of

Elizabeth Krehm, can be made at smh.convio.

net/couragefund. ONLINE.

Thursday October 22

● 8:00: Tafelmusik. Passions of the Soul.

A livestreamed event curated and directed

by Elisa Citterio. Bliss, grief, delight: experience

a kaleidoscope of emotions with 18thcentury

music that will open your heart and

mind. This concert is a microcosm of our season

theme, “Passions of the Soul.” In their

quest to awe and inspire, 18th-century composers

strove to describe the desires of the

soul and touch the hearts of listeners with

poignant and captivating music. Works featured

include Lalande’s Chaconne (inspired

by the magnificent fountains of Versailles);

Locatelli’s Sinfonia Funebre, and Telemann’s

suite La Bourse, an irreverent depiction of

the roller-coaster of emotions experienced

by investors in the stock market. Single ticket

purchasers will be able to re-access the concert

for a full 24 hours after the original

broadcast time. You can revisit your ticket

link, contained in your confirmation email, to

watch until October 23, 2020 at 7:59pm. $30

+ service fees. Box Office: 1-833-964-6337.

Visit tafelmusik.org. ONLINE.

Friday October 23

● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic

Orchestra. SPO Music Performance S41E02.

New music performances by members and

friends of the SPO. Full performance details

and links can be found at spo.ca. Today’s

theme: Socially Distanced: Music for a Solo

Instrument, J.S. Bach Plus. ONLINE.

● 7:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival.

LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ Series #43 with Jay

Reed. Interested but can’t attend? ALL our

livestreamed performances are available at

facebook.com/jazzniagara and youtube.

com/jazzniagara. Enjoy this performance

with our compliments. Donations in support

of our Festival and our artists are gratefully

accepted at NiagaraJazzFestival.com/donations

and the full lineup can be found at niagarajazzfestival.com.

ONLINE.

● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.

KWS Goes Online: Schubert and the Swedish

Mozart. Andrei Feher, conductor. Kraus:

Symphony in c; Schubert: Symphony No.5 in

B-flat. Kraus has often been referred to as

“the Swedish Mozart,” and while a talented

composer in his own right, is overshadowed

in popular memory by his famous contemporary.

His Symphony in C is stormy and dramatic,

full of turbulent passion. Schubert

was infatuated with Mozart, but in contrast

to Kraus’s symphony, his Symphony No.5 is

light and joyfully elegant. Purchase tickets at

tickets.kwsymphony.ca/reimagined/2809.

ONLINE.

Saturday October 24

● 7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art

and Charles Street Video. Adeva (version000_01):

Electronic Music and Video

Performance by Debashis Sinha. Debashis

Sinha’s explorations of how his Bengali heritage

can manifest through the toolset of contemporary

electronic music continues with

this livestream performance. This is a project

started in 2019 at the MUTEK JP AI Music Lab,

where Sinha began exploring machine learning

and AI and their applications in sound,

and where he realized their use as a dramaturgical

tool in the story-based explorations

and re-imaginings of Hindu myth he has been

creating for nearly two decades. The text

and sound world of the Vedas (Hindu scriptures)

is subjected to machine learning algorithms

and processes to create content that

lies just beyond the reach of human comprehension

— a piecing together of half-understood

and half-perceived bits of wisdom that

is reconstructed by Sinha, and the listener in

the moment of performance. The performance

will be live-streamed over YouTube with

Q&A discussion taking place afterwards on

the Whereby platform. It is a co-presentation

of New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) and

Charles Street Video. Online location issued

after Advance Registration at naisa.ca/purchase-tickets/.

ONLINE.

● 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

● 2:00: TD Markham Jazz Festival. Ready.

Set. Connect. Concert #2. Spy Jazz with June

Garber + Irene Torres, hosted by Jaymz Bee

and featuring an exceptional band – Eric St.

Laurent (guitars) George Koller (basses),

Great Bob Scott (drums and percussion),

Attila Fias (keyboards) and Alison Young

(saxes). Tune in at facebook.com/markhamjazzfmaestival

prior to each concert.

ONLINE.

● 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.

Monday October 26

● 12:15: Music Mondays. Folk & Song. Works

by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Gershwin

and others. Beth Silver, cello; Jenna Richards,

piano. Enjoy the concert at a440.live/artists/

5f1754aaeec7ff3ace0cdcbe. ONLINE.

● 7:30: Art of Time Ensemble/Toronto International

Festival of Authors. The Poem/The

Song. Available online until Thursday, October

29th, 7:30pm. The Poem/The Song presents

music inspired by poetry in a variety of contrasting

musical settings. Highlights include

two-time Booker Prize-winning author Margaret

Atwood reading her poem Thriller Suite

accompanied by an original musical composition

from Canadian composer Dan Parr,

Franz Liszt’s musical impression of Petrarch’s

Sonnets, music from the worldwide

smash-hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical

Cats, which was inspired by the poetry of T.S.

Eliot, a fantastical setting of Walt Whitman by

composer George Crumb and songs by Leonard

Cohen. Performers include singers Thom

Allison, Gregory Hoskins and Carla Huhtanen.

RSVP at addevent.com/event/Mo5142975.

ONLINE.

Wednesday October 28

Something

Rich & Strange

OCT 28 / 7PM ET

LIVESTREAMED FROM

KOERNER HALL

OPERAATELIER.COM

● 7:00: Opera Atelier. Something Rich and

Strange. A fully-staged new creation featuring

theatre music that explores the realms of

dreams, visions and the supernatural. Featuring

soprano Measha Brueggergosman,

tenor Colin Ainsworth, and more. With Artists

of Atelier Ballet and musicians from Tafelmusik

led by Music Director Elisa Citterio. Music

by Handel, Purcell and Lully. Livestreamed

from Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre. $25. Buy

livestream tickets at rcmusic.com/eventsand-performances/opera-atelier-presentssomething-rich-and-strange.

ONLINE.

Friday October 30

● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic

Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast S41E04

- Beethoven: The Man and His Chamber

Music - Part 1. Featuring interviews with special

guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh.

Find links and further information at spo.ca.

ONLINE.

● 8:00: The Piano Lunaire. Lunaire Live

IV: Blue Moon Gala. Two-piano recital celebrating

the rare Blue Moon. Streamed live

from Toronto in collaboration with Yamaha

Canada. Stephen Runge & Adam Sherkin,

pianos. Adams: Hallelujah Junction; Sherkin:

Ink from the Shield (2020 world premiere);

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. $20 suggested

donation. For more information, visit

universe.com/events/lunaire-live-iv-theblue-moon-gala-tickets-toronto-JV38L4.

ONLINE.

Sunday November 1

● 7:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Carina

Canonica, David Gazille & Jonathan Krehm,

Clarinet Duo / Trio. See the concert at You-

Tube.com/CanzonaChamberPlayers. In

lieu of a concert ticket, donations to the

St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation COVID-

19 Courage Fund, in Memory of Elizabeth

Krehm, can be made at smh.convio.net/

couragefund. ONLINE.

Friday November 6

● 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic

Orchestra. SPO Music Performance S41E03 -

Beethoven: The Man and His Chamber Music

- Part 1. New music performances by members

and friends of the SPO. Full performance

details and links can be found at spo.

ca. ONLINE.

● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.

KWS Goes Online: Royal Wood with the KWS.

Evan Mitchell, conductor; Royal Wood, vocals/

piano/guitar; Steve Zsirai, electric bass; Mark

Mariash, drum set; Royal Wood, one of Canada’s

best contemporary singer/songwriters,

joins the KWS performing some of his

greatest hits from across many of his albums.

Renowned for his intimate and compelling

performances, Royal Wood’s music is effortlessly

melodic with lyrically astute perspectives

on life and love, making for a seamless

pairing with the orchestra. Purchase tickets

at tickets.kwsymphony.ca/reimagined/2810.

ONLINE.

Send us listings for your events online, streamed, etc.

at thewholenote.com/etcetera

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