19th ANNUAL DIRECTORY OF MUSIC MAKERS

Welcome to the Blue Pages, the 19th annual directory of GTA and Southern Ontario musical life presented by The WholeNote. This 150-profile montage of musical happenings is divided into two sections: the first section contains the lion’s share of profiles: presenters and performers (choirs, orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera companies offering a diverse range of live music); the second is new this year, and features individuals and organizations involved in arts services. Taken together they offer a glimpse of the extraordinary energy driving the musical life of this region in 2018/19.

An extraordinary amount of time, love, and just plain hard work goes into the programs and events presented by our member organizations. It’s our opportunity to recognize the dedication and creativity of the organisations whose unselfish support as members plays an active role in sustaining The WholeNote’s mission year-round, not only in their behalf, but in support of the music community as a whole.

BLUE PAGES TEAM 2018/19

PROJECT MANAGER Karen Ages
PROJECT EDITOR Kevin King
PROOFREADING David Perlman and Danial Jazaeri
LAYOUT & DESIGN Susan Sinclair
WEBSITE Kevin King

Presenters who missed this issue of the magazine still have the opportunity to be a part of this directory, which lives year-round here on our website. For more information on this and the benefits of WholeNote membership, contact Karen Ages at members@thewholenote.com or 416-323-2232 x26.

Section I: Presenters & Performers

Section II: Arts Services

Big Picture CommunicationsLuisa Trisi’s lifelong love of arts and culture led her to launch Big Picture Communications in 1999. She has worked with many of North America’s leading figures in classical music, dance, and theatre, and has designed publicity campaigns for major arts hubs, cultural initiatives, national festivals, and conferences.
Luisa provides an array of strategic communications services to a broad range of clients, including many high-profile Canadian cultural organizations. Throughout her twenty-plus years of experience, she has established an extensive network of media and industry contacts. She works closely with clients to generate noteworthy coverage in a variety of traditional and digital outlets — from mainstream media to niche publications. Passionate about city-building, community, and creativity, Luisa thrives on connecting people and ideas.
Prior to launching Big Picture Communications, Luisa held positions with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Dance Umbrella of Ontario, and Theatre Columbus. As Director of Communications and an instructor at Ryerson Theatre School for almost a decade, Luisa designed and taught courses on entrepreneurship to students pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

Luisa Trisi
416-456-0499
luisa@luisatrisi.com              
www.luisatrisi.com

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The Bobolink AgencyRobert Missen, the director of the Bobolink Agency, has been involved in the representation of some of Canada’s foremost performing artists, attractions and ensembles for over thirty years. These have included Maureen Forrester, Stuart McLean, Michael Burgess, Veronica Tennant, Sylvia Tyson and Quartette, and Joe Sealy. Current clients include tenor Ben Heppner, the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Men of the Deeps, Octagon and the Piano Six Gala.

Robert Missen
905-632-6047
Rmissen@sympatico.ca
www.bobolinkagency.com

Concerts In CareConcerts In Care brings live professional concerts to seniors living in a variety of facilities across Ontario - Long-Term Care, Assisted Living, Residences, and also Chronic Care hospitals and Palliative care. Why choose Concerts In Care?
We hire professional musicians who play at a very high level, PLUS they have an affinity for the elderly, and love to perform for and speak with the residents.
We offer a mix of classical, jazz, and world music, so we can be culturally specific, as well as performing beautiful music of all kinds.
We are your turnkey operation – we hire, schedule and prepare our musicians, so you don’t have to worry.
If you have a virus outbreak, and elevator breakdown, or anything else that causes a disruption that prevents you from having the concert on the scheduled day, you make one phone call and we take care of postponing, and rescheduling.
We have the best musicians on our roster, from National Arts Centre, Tafelmusik, top jazz ensembles, festivals, Opera Atelier, and more.
Currently we provide professional musicians in concerts that are a mix of solos, duos, trios, and quartets. Concerts in Care is based on a fee-for-service model, with a sliding scale to accommodate most budgets.

Debra Chandler
416-268-3996
djchandler9497@gmail.com
www.haso.ca

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Dean Artists ManagementDean Artists Management brings over twenty years of excellence and expertise to the management of classically trained singers, conductors, opera directors and choreographers.
Committed to integrity and personal attention, the size and structure of our agency enables us to remain responsive to our clients’ needs, while sustaining successful relationships with producers in North America and abroad.
Working as a team to strategically broaden the careers of established artists, we are equally known for our ability to nurture and guide emerging careers. Our artists include specialists in both early and contemporary music, carefully chosen “crossover” artists, and those directors and conductors who have a particular knowledge of, and affinity for, opera, choral and vocal orchestral repertoire. After more than two decades in international arts management, we remain competitive and attuned to the trends of the symphonic, opera and choral music markets, and to the visions of our colleagues and clients.

Henry Ingram
416-969-7300
admin@deanartists.com
www.deanartists.com

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Domoney Artists ManagementAs director of Domoney Artists Management, Kathy Domoney brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to this position after more than 25 years as a lyric soprano with Canadian Opera Company, Opera Atelier, Metropolitan Opera Guild, and as a soloist with symphony orchestras throughout Canada in works ranging from Baroque to contemporary. Domoney Artists Management was created in 2008, and is now recognized as one of the most prestigious boutique agencies in North America.
Artistic directors of opera companies, orchestras and choral societies seek Kathy’s expertise in selecting artists for their productions, in repertoire ranging from Baroque (Opera Atelier, Portland Baroque, Montreal Baroque Festival) to Classical and Romantic oratorio (Vancouver Bach Choir, Thirteen Strings, Chorus Niagara), cutting-edge New Music (Tapestry New Opera, Chants Libres, Continuum Contemporary Music, Against the Grain Theatre, Soundstreams Canada), as well as Summer Music Festivals (Elora Festival, Festival of the Sound, Westben Festival).
Kathy Domoney excels at discovering and nurturing emerging artists and is frequently invited to share her realistic viewpoint in seminars to tomorrow’s singers at YAP’s/summer programs across Canada.

Kathy Domoney
416-892-4382
kathy@domoneyartists.com
www.domoneyartists.com

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Early Childhood Music Association of OntarioThe Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario, ECMA, has performed over 27 yearsof advocacy and leadership in the field of music education for young children. ECMA strives to feature a diverse sampling of various methods of sharing music with children ranging in age from birth through elementary. We support teachers, parents and care providers through workshops and newsletters. Members also have access to online resources and scholarships. ECMA values the importance of developmentally appropriate, high quality musical experiences in the lives of all children.

Chris Marti
905-608-9636
info@ecmaontario.ca
www.ecmaontario.ca

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Linda Litwack PublicityHaving 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, who receive notices of special events, often with a discount offer. Since leaving CBC Publicity (20 years in radio and 3 in TV), she has collaborated with a host of creative people on intriguing projects, mostly in classical music but also in other genres, theatre, books, TV documentaries and the visual arts. Among her longtime clients have been Show One Productions, pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico and soprano Denise Williams. Linda ran the 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
416-782-7837
lalitwack@rogers.com
www.linkedin.com/in/linda-litwack-15371320/

Really RecordsReally Records, a division of Real World Artist Management Inc. shares incredible music through online music networks and live performances. The core team of J.D. Mowat, Janet Sonethsack and Faye Perkins, work closely with a broad cross-section of industry professionals to increase and enhance opportunities on behalf of its artists and clients.
From its initial work building the evolving and ongoing business plan for Glenn Gould Limited, the Really Records’ mission is to support artist-entrepreneurs. The current roster of artists includes: Ron Davis, Janet Whiteway, Lily Frost, Nina Soyfer, the Glenn Gould Variations project, Zeynep Ozbilen, and others to be announced. These artists embody the great music that comes from a variety of traditions and cultures. Really Records is a strong proponent of cross-collaboration between music and other artforms, which leads to stronger business cross collaborations.
Really Records, in conjunction with Real World Artist Management Inc. aligns an artist’s recording and media libraries with their live performance and other artistic goals, in order to broaden their career opportunities. Using a branding approach that focuses directly on their music, Really Records provide.

Faye Perkins
416-843-9274
fayep@realworldartists.com
www.really-records.com

Rebecca Davis Public Relations 1Rebecca 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 press. We boast a network of relationships with members of the media in print, on air and online that we reach through targeted pitching and creative storytelling. Our holistic approach to a client’s communications strategy involves refining and amplifying messaging to effectively reach audiences across all channels from websites and press materials to social media. Rebecca Davis PR has implemented successful media campaigns for A-list instrumentalists, singers, composers, ensembles an institutions including Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann, Danielle de Niese, Elīna Garanča, Bryn Terfel, Benjamin Beilman, Anne Akiko Meyers, Yuja Wang, Cantus, the Calidore String Quartet, Eric Whitacre and Osvaldo Golijov as well as institutions including the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Rebecca Davis
347-432-8832
rebecca@rebeccadavispr.com
www.rebeccadavispr.com

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SPEAK MusicSPEAK 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. With a focus on artist development, 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 has you covered in the media landscape, including press releases and 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 and PR professional Beverly Kreller has extensive media and artist relations, publicity, special event, and production experience. Beverly has strong communications and writing skills, and is highly organized, motivated, enthusiastic, and results-oriented. She is also a musician; performing and touring regularly, in her widely-acclaimed duo “HOTCHA!”.

Bev Kreller
416-922-3620
bev@speak-music.com
www.speak-music.com

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