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.
an Ontario government agency BluePages<strong>2020</strong>.indd 33 <strong>2020</strong>-09-27 5:43 PM The WholeNote VOLUME <strong>26</strong> NO 2 | OCTOBER <strong>2020</strong> Centre for Social Innovation 720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4 PHONE 416-323-2232 | FAX 416-603-4791 Publisher/Editor in Chief | David Perlman email@example.com Chairman of the Board | Allan Pulker firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL Managing Editor | Paul Ennis email@example.com Recordings Editor | David Olds firstname.lastname@example.org Digital Media Editor | Sara Constant email@example.com Social Media Editor | Danial Jazaeri firstname.lastname@example.org Listings Editor | John Sharpe email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org SALES, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP Concert & Event Advertising / Membership | Karen Ages email@example.com Advertising Artwork | firstname.lastname@example.org Production Support / Operations Jack Buell | email@example.com Classified Ads | firstname.lastname@example.org Website/Systems Support | Kevin King email@example.com Circulation/Subscriptions | Chris Malcolm & Sheila McCoy firstname.lastname@example.org SUBSCRIPTIONS $45 per year + HST (9 issues)* *international subscriptions: additional postage applies THANKS TO THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS Wende Bartley, Brian Chang, Paul Ennis, Robert Harris, Jack MacQuarrie, Jennifer Parr, David Perlman, Adam Sherkin, Marie Trotter, Steve Wallace, Luke Welch, Matthew Whitfield CD Reviewers Sophie Bisson, Stuart Broomer, Max Christie, Raul da Gama, Janos Gardonyi, Richard Haskell, Tiina Kiik, Kati Kiilaspea, Pamela Margles, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, Cheryl Ockrant, David Olds, Ted Parkinson,Terry Robbins, Michael Schulman, Adam Scime, Andrew Scott, Adam Sherkin, Bruce Surtees, Andrew Timar, Yoshi Wall, Ken Waxman, Mathew Whitfield Proofreading Karen Ages, Paul Ennis, Danial Jazaeri, David Perlman, John Sharpe Listings Team Ruth Atwood, Tilly Kooyman, John Sharpe, Gary Heard, Colin Story Design Team Kevin King, Susan Sinclair Circulation Team Lori Sandra Aginian, Wende Bartley, Beth Bartley & Mark Clifford, Jack Buell, Sharon Clark, Manuel Couto, Paul Ennis, Robert Faulkner, Soudy Gaeeni, Terry Gaeeni, James Harris, Micah Herzog, Jeff Hogben, Bob Jerome, Chris Malcolm, Luna Walker-Malcolm, Sheila McCoy, Lorna Nevison, Garry Page, Andrew Schaefer, Tom Sepp, Julia Tait, Dave Taylor. MORE STORIES 21 REFLECTIONS | Life as a Classical Unicorn| LUKE WELCH 22 CONCERT REPORT | Box Concerts Takes Opera Outside | MARIE TROTTER 28 JAZZ NOTES |Caught Between Jazz and a Hard Place | STEVE WALLACE 24 EARLY MUSIC | Kingston’s Bader Centre: Multiplatform Alacrity | MATTHEW WHITFIELD 25 CHORAL SCENE | Lessons from Skagit Valley and Beyond | BRIAN CHANG 31 BANDSTAND | Fall Fare | JACK MACQUARRIE 30 IN THE CLUBS | Something Resembling Fall | COLIN STORY 44 LISTINGS: Live & Hybrid, Livestream, ETCetera MORE 6 Contact Information 7 Upcoming dates and deadlines 49 Classified Ads 21 DISCOVERIES: RECORDINGS REVIEWED 51 Editor’s Corner | DAVID OLDS 52 Strings Attached | TERRY ROBBINS 54 Vocal 58 Classical and Beyond 60 Modern and Contemporary 62 Jazz and Improvised Music 65 Pot Pourri 66 Something in the Air | KEN WAXMAN 67 Old Wine, New Bottles | BRUCE SURTEES 68 Other Fine Vintages SPECIAL PRINT SECTIONS IN THIS ISSUE, PAGES 33-43 The 21st annual BLUE PAGES Presenter Profiles <strong>2020</strong>/21 Upcoming in NOVEMBER <strong>2020</strong> and DECEMBER <strong>2020</strong> Additional BLUE PAGES Profiles PRESENTER PROFILES <strong>2020</strong>/21 21st ANNUAL DIRECTORY OF MUSIC MAKERS Welcome to Part 1 of The WholeNote’s 21 st annual Blue Pages directory of our region’s music makers. It’s been a bumpy ride getting to this point, and we hope you’ll enjoy perusing the profiles that follow, submitted both by presenters who are forging ahead with pandemically appropriate plans for <strong>2020</strong>-21, or whose detailed plans are still uncertain. Thanks to all those who have once again opted in with a WholeNote membership and profile: for your faith in and support for what we do; and for having faith in yourselves, finding the resilience needed to move forward in these very uncertain times. And thanks to you, our readers, in print, and online at kiosk.thewholenote.com (where you can also find our four issues since April 1. (If you missed any of those four print issues and would like copies, please contact us. You’ll notice there are fewer profiles than would normally appear in our <strong>October</strong> Blue Pages; this is because, to allow 21 st ANNUAL BLUE PAGES presenters and artists whose plans are still uncertain a bit more time to figure things out, we will continue to publish them in our November and December/January issues as well. The cumulative three-part Blue Pages directory will be kept alive online at thewholenote.com under the “Who’s Who” tab (see page 36 for details). Profiles will be kept up-to-date there, as new ones arrive or more information is available for those already here. For information on the benefits of a WholeNote membership (of which a Blue Pages profile is a feature), please contact Karen Ages at email@example.com or 416-323-2232 x<strong>26</strong>. BLUE PAGES TEAM <strong>2020</strong>/21 PROJECT MANAGER: Karen Ages PROJECT EDITOR: Danial Jazaeri LAYOUT AND DESIGN: Susan Sinclair WEBSITE: Kevin King Cover photo: Aga Khan Museum by Janet Kimber un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario 6 | <strong>October</strong> <strong>2020</strong> thewholenote.com