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Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Features resources for educators and people of all ages in several diverse and broad-based categories: Art, Dance, Music, Theatre, Media, and More. Subsections include Film and Photography, as well as offerings from Indigenous arts organizations. All tools and activities are free of charge, and available to everyone. Created and curated by representatives from the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada’s National Ballet School, Harbourfront Centre, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Prologue Performing Arts, The Royal Conservatory of Music, TO Live, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Young People’s Theatre, with the support of the City of Toronto, and in consultation with arts educators from various school boards. Visit artsathome.ca to learn more about this exciting collaborative initiative.

Array Ensemble. Living Room Talk #8: Composer Germaine Liu. A discussion with composer/performer Germaine Liu about her works commissioned by Arraymusic, See (2020) and Draw (2020, along with videos of The Array Ensemble performing their world premieres at our Four New Works concert January 25th, 2020 -- David Schotzko and Rick Sacks, percussion; Sheila Jaffe, violin; and Lydia Munchinsky, cello on See; and David Schotzko, percussion, Lydia Munchinsky, cell, and Germain Liu, drawing, on Draw. To check out Arraymusic's complete offerings in June with artist bios, program notes, and more, visit the website here

NEW!! Array Ensemble. Living Room Talk #9: Martin Arnold. This week we're thrilled to share our discussion with former Array Artistic Director, Composer/Musician/Instructor Martin Arnold about his piece Contact Organum (2017) written for our Array Ensemble percussionist and current Artistic Director, David Schotzko, with support from the Ontario Arts Council. We also share a video of David's world premiere performance January 25th at our Four New Works Concert at The Array Space in Toronto. To check out Arraymusic's complete offerings in June with artist bios, program notes, and more, visit the website here

Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Every Friday Kevin Barrett does a live-streamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from lockdown in his studio in Kensington Market, Toronto. The show is timed so that West Coast residents can sit in for a late lunch (1pm PDT), people in Toronto/Ottawa/NYC can join in the late afternoon (4pm EDT) and friends in Edinburgh and throughout the UK can kick off their Friday night (9pm BST/UTC+1; later in Europe ...). Watch for special requests and dedications, birthday shout-outs, and a few opinions. But, mostly, lots of music! Tune in to Kevin's Facebook page on Friday here If you can't join live, the video will be available afterwards on Kevin's page. And each week's episode is archived on his YouTube channel here

Beaches Jazz Festival. Starts July 17 at 6pm. Free streaming from July 17 to 26. In support of the Michael Garron Hospital front line workers. Join us for 9 days of incredible free virtual performances, workshops, lectures and so much more! Grab your favourite drink and festival snack and get ready for nine days of unreal programming...all from the comfort of your own home! Streamed online on our websitebeachesjazz.com, YouTube, Facebook Live and IGTV. For more information: infobeachesjazz@rogers.com

Canadian Brass: welcomes friends around their virtual fireplace for learning and laughs. All events take place on facebook.com/canadianbrass

Canadian Opera Company #Opera at Home is an initiative to share one clip every day on social media channels to help bring opera to our audiences during this challenging time. With one clip, every day at 11am there are already 44 of these for viewing, so you might have some catching up to do! Find the link on their homepage coc.ca

Canadian Opera Company. Opera Makers: Activities for Young Creatives. A new video series that teaches young people a wide range of creative skills. Each week, a new video tutorial led by one of the country’s leading teaching artists will focus on a different aspect of producing an opera. With topics ranging from singing and composing to movement and set design, young people will get hands-on experience to develop invaluable skills they can use both on and off the stage. Registration is not required but parents/guardians can sign up to receive these FREE mini-tutorials straight in their inbox by visiting coc.ca/OperaMakers

July 8 - Aria Mad Libs

Canadian Opera Company. Songs of Hope: From Our Homes to Yours. July 9 at 7:30pm. Building on the long historical tradition of at-home salon concerts, the young artists of the Ensemble Studio are inviting you into their homes to share a piece they’ve personally selected. Each one holds a special place in their hearts; the result is a truly stirring program that we hope will bring you all a bit of solace and cheer. Available to view online at coc.ca/SongsOfHope.Those interested can sign up there to have the concert information delivered straight to their inbox, as well as performance reminders on July 9. A full overview of all of the COC’s digital programming and initiatives can also be found at its Digital Content Hub at coc.ca/Hub

Dr. Jelena Cingara. Online Piano Recital. July 4 at 7:30pm. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition for solo piano and works by Dora Pejacevic. Streamed here. For info: 908-992-9211. Single ticket price $15 available here

Classical Jukebox Founded as a response to the days of COVID-19 social separation, this site is designed to provide you the ability to sing and perform your favorite classical pieces from the comfort of your own home, with accompaniments by organ and piano accompanist, Matthew Larkin. In addition, Classical Jukebox offers another service - assisting with the creation of Virtual Choirs and virtual choir videos for those missing that collaborative and artistic outlet in their lives. Classicaljukebox.ca

Collingwood Summer Music Festival. Virtual Concerts. Artistic Director Daniel Vnukowski is running a series of FREE virtual concerts throughout the summer months. For information: 705-300-2405 or collingwoodfestival.com. Visit ePianist.com for information about the virtual concerts.

Dr. Mike Daley. Legends of Vocal Jazz. Starting June 15 at 9am. Live, streamed lecture series. July 13 - Ella Fitzgerald. Streaming here

Esprit Orchestra. Soundbites Series. A focused glimpse into selected excerpts from compositions Esprit has performed in recent seasons. The composers of the works have themselves selected these segments from their own pieces and, in the associated Soundbite Insights links, have provided brief personal commentaries on how the music was inspired and created, why the music is meaningful to them and what effect it is intended to have on the listener. Soundbites and Soundbite Insights, on a regular basis, will provide you a way for deeper appreciation of pieces you’ve heard at our concerts or provide you with a new musical adventure! espritorchestra.com/media/soundbites

Harbourfront Centre. Summer Music in the Garden at Home. Starts July 5, every Sunday at 4pm and Thursday at 7pm. Just as our gardens come to life again, so too does the music of Toronto. Harbourfront Centre’s Summer Music in the Garden series is virtual this year, bringing the sounds of the Toronto Music Garden right to your home. Featuring artists from Ontario, Quebec and around the world. Music by Bach, Ravel, Borodin and Telemann are accompanied by meditative raags and ancient lute techniques. Sign up for reminders at harbourfront.live to remain up to date on concerts and even a few surprises. For information 905-973-4000. Website: harbourfront.live

International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. IF 2020. Aug 8 at 8pm. An all-night, online celebration of improvisational arts that will feature video performances from 150+ artists from 15+ countries. This 24-hour festival is free to attend and will feature a dynamic array of improvisational artists, including musicians, spoken word poets, dancers, and theatre practitioners. improvfest.ca/

International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Conversation with Jazz Icon Sheila Jordan and Ori Dagan. July 15 at 3pm. Sheila Jordan is a legendary figure in jazz history--an NEA jazz master and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter. She has recorded as a session musician with an array of critically acclaimed artists in addition to recording her own albums. Jordan pioneered a bebop and scat jazz singing style with an upright bass as the only accompaniment.  Charlie Parker often introduced Jordan as "the singer with the million dollar ears." Zoom in free with RSVP or questions to info@ircpa.net.

Kingston Symphony. Finale of Beethoven’s Third Symphony (Eroica). Forty members of the orchestra perform the finale of the Eroica, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 while in isolation in their homes. To view the virtual performance, please click on youtube.com/watch?v=F2eVauBqiAY. For more information on the Kingston Symphony, please visit kingstonsymphony.ca.

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony  Friday Night with the KWS. Online broadcasts of archival concerts every Friday at 8pm. Select broadcasts will feature video and others will be audio-only. Content for each concert will be announced each week via KWS social media platforms. facebook.com/kwsymphony and youtube.com/user/kwsymphony/videos.

Koerner Hall CONCERTS FROM HOME There are more than 25 classical, jazz, and roots music concerts currently available online. rcmusic.com/performance/live-from-koerner-hall-concert-livestream

Danny Michel. Live From Lockdown Sundays. A weekly live, interactive online concert on Sundays at 3pm, on ZOOM from his studio in the woods. Unlike Facebook live, fans can see each other, interact, chat, play along & be a part of the show. Buy a ticket for $7.00, get a private link in your email and join the party on Zoom (free download available) dannymichel.com

Music Gallery at Home. Summer Reruns featuring Bandcamp watch-parties on Fridays at 7pm and talks on Mondays at 7pm. 

July 13 - Future of Creative Music Toronto (X Avant Festival 2019). Moderated by David Dacks, with Michael Rancic (NOW Magazine), Jessica Cho aka Korea Town Acid, Amanda Smith (FAWN Chamber Creative) and Rich Brown (Rinsethealgorithm, Jazzcast.ca).

Aug 7 - Bandcamp Watch Party: SlowPitchSound (MG Remixed, 2016) + co-presented with IF: Improvisation Festival.

Aug 10 - Forward Together (X Avant Festival 2019). Moderated by Del Cowie, with Cheryl Duvall (Thin Edge New Music Collective), Ange Loft (YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN), Chelsea McBride (Socialist Night School) and Keysha Freshh (The Sorority).

All performances and talks will be streamed live via the Music Gallery Facebook Page and via : musicgallery.org/live/

New Music Concerts. NMC Media Archives. Available now. A NMC performance on Apr 12, 1987, of Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) at the Premiere Dance Theatre with renowned puppeteer Bil Baird's marionettes. Max Ferguson, narrator; Bill Baird's Marionettes directed by Peter Baird; Stanley McCartney, clarinet; Peter Lutek, bassoon; James Spragg, cornet; Robert Aitken, conductor. Follow along with the score here and visit here for the video.

Opera Revue. Isolation Series. Comic operatic duo Danie Friesen and Claire Harris film and record operatic parodies as well as legit opera and art song for a weekly release. This week features a long distance collaboration with two singers in Glasgow, Scotland. Platforms: Facebook/Youtube. Join us every Saturday. For info: operarevue@gmail.com

Orchestre Métropolitain. Live stream of Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1-8. On the websites of Orchestre Métropolitain and Bourgie Hall over the course of the summer of 2020. orchestremetropolitain.com/en/ and mbam.qc.ca/en/bourgie-hall-news/

Ottawa Chamberfest. Chamber Chats: At Home / Chez vous. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. Hosted by celebrated broadcaster/writer Eric Friesen. Interactive episodes combine chat with pre-recorded and live performances and feature guest artists and lecturers from all over the world. For information: 613-234-8008. Website: chamberfest.com

Recollectiv: Currently holding on-line meetings. A unique musical group made up of people affected by memory challenges caused by illness (such as dementia) or brain injury (stroke, PTSD, etc.) and their care partners. Volunteers of all ages also form part of the band, making this a positive intergenerational experience for all. Participation is free with pre-registration. Contact info@recollectiv.ca for meeting times, information and registration. recollectiv.ca

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. a•P•art {of} performance series, every Thursday at 7:30pm on facebook.com/RHCPA

Suite Melody Care: virtual performances created for hospital patients and elderly in Canada and the United States to bring them some joy through music during these challenging times, in the safety and comfort of their own rooms and with their own personal devices. The first of these performance videos is available at youtu.be/UEg4YsVVHdk suitemelodycare.com

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Tafelmusik at Home is a new online concert featuring solo and duo performances. If you can't come to them, they will bring the concert experience to you! Hosted by Tafelmusik musicians from their homes, each program lasts about an hour and combines works that may be new to your ears with music you know and love. Be sure to stay until the end for live Q&A sessions with featured musicians. These concerts are $5, $10, $20 Choose-What-You-Pay, allowing you to pay what you feel is the value of the concert. Join them for this new way to experience the beauty of Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik.org

TD Niagara Jazz Festival. The Virtually Possible Festival. May 19-July 18. Featuring nine virtual, captivating, Big Easy-centric “Sessions” (curated and hosted by musician and New Orleans resident Christopher Butcher of “Heavy Weights Brass Band”) that will explore the art, history, food, famous locations and especially the music of New Orleans – sort of a “Mardi Gras 101” that will culminate in the TDNJF’s Mardi Gras event itself on July 18! For the latest information about what's in store for TD NJF’s “Niagara Summer Mardi Gras”, please click on niagarajazzfestival.com/niagaras-summer-mardi-gras/. To access the exclusive “Mardi Gras Sessions” hosted by Christopher Butcher, visit niagarajazzfestival.com/mardigras-sessions

NEW!! TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Summer Concert Series: A Live-to-Air Weekly Series on JAZZ.FM91. Running from July 3 to August 28, each weekly performance will air live on JAZZ.FM91, every Friday from 5 pm to 6 pm. From now until the spring of next year, the Festival will be offering a variety of ways to support musicians, and for the public to experience live music, through efforts such as the Summer Concert Series, because we know there is nothing better than live music.

The lineup for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series:

July 3: Ted Quinlan Quartet
July 10: The Don Thompson Trio
July 17: Jenie Thai
July 24: Joanna Majoko Quartet
July 31: OKAN
Aug 7: Alexander Brown Quartet
Aug 14: Joy Lapps Project
Aug 21: Kirk MacDonald Generations Quartet feat. Virginia MacDonald
Aug 28: Donnybrook

NEW!! Temple Sinai. Musical Mondays Hosted by David Eisner. July 6 at 2:00pm. Musical and artistic creativity have been integral parts of the Temple Sinai experience since the beginning. This series gives our members an opportunity to meet some of the talented artists from our Temple family who have contributed in the past and will join us for a new Musical Mondays tradition! Join us for a Musical Mondays interview with Sally Blackman, our member, teacher and painter. For more information visit us online here, email programs@templesinai.net  or call the Temple Office at 416-487-4161.

Toronto Concert Orchestra. Symphony in Your Garden. All concerts at 7:30pm. Visit torontoconcertorchestra.com.

July 14 - Stories of Piaf
July 28 - Around the World in 40 Minutes
Aug 11 - Songs Under the Stars
Aug 25 - Grand Finale: Tribute to Kerry 

Toronto Consort. Explorer: Discovering the World of Early Music. Explorer is a blog for the curious; a place of learning, sharing, and community. This all-new offering will present an assortment of curated content in a range of formats, like original short- or long-form articles, original video and audio recordings, and educational content on relevant topics relating to Early Music, history, and world music, as they relate our beloved repertoire. Visit torontoconsort.org for further information.

Toronto Operetta Theatre. Video Series: The Gypsy Baron. We miss your presence in the theatre and we want to be back there as soon as possible. While we wait for such time, we have prepared memorable stage moments from our archival records. Starting with excerpts from Johann Strauss’s THE GYPSY BARON (Performed at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Dec 2019/Jan 2020). Visit here to play this excerpt. More will come in a few weeks - stay tuned!

Toronto Summer Music is delighted to announce its first-ever online festival! Save the dates: July 16 – August 1 2020. Since the announcement that we had to cancel our in-person Beethoven Unleashed Festival, we have been working diligently to create a new digital Festival during this unique summer. Thanks to our generous supporters, we have a fabulous lineup of artists and concerts to present, all in high-quality audio and video – from emerging artists to international stars, Kids Concerts to multidisciplinary productions -- there will be something for everyone! We will be announcing full details in early July. Stay tuned by visiting Toronto Summer Music

Toronto Symphony Orchestra: The TSO Facebook page hosts a regular series on Facebook Live on Tuesday and Friday afternoons called #TSOatHome.The TSO can also be found on Instagram (torontosymphony), onTwitter (@TorontoSymphony),  and YouTube youtube.com/user/TorontoSymphony. Orchestra members are also represented on Facebook and other platforms. They share content on Facebook (TSO Musicians), Instagram (tsomusicians) and Twitter (@TSOmusicians).  The TSO has also partnered with The Toronto Star for a collection of  “Musical Moments” on Thursdays, thestar.com/musicalmoments

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