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ETCeteras listings are based on information sent to WholeNote in advance by event presenters. Due to circumstances resulting from COVID-19 and restrictions imposed by the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto, some events may subsequently have been cancelled or postponed. Please visit presenters' websites or contact them directly for updated information. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!  


Oct 25-31: CMC Canada. Music for Incandescent Events: Skyview, Here (version 4) by Sarah Peebles. A week of audio for skyscapes around sunset and sunrise. Livestream & downloadable for your portable sky-viewing adventures. Details and downloadable audio files available here. ONLINE

Oct. 26 (available until Nov 1). Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Demand Series: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Halloween Candy. Sink your sweet tooth into a candy-centred hour of musical mayhem and Halloween hilarity, as TSO Principal Education Conductor & Community Am-BOO!-ssador Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser attempts to work late on All Hallow’s Eve to program the perfect Young People’s Concert—only to be interrupted by spooks, sprites, and serious sugar cravings! Featuring favourites by Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky, alongside some newer symphonic confections, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor. Go to TSO.CA/OnDemand. ONLINE

NEW!! Oct 30: Choral Canada. National Youth Choir of Canada. We are pleased to announce that our very first National Youth Virtual Choir of Canada video has been released. This unique and emotional video includes alumni of the National Youth Choir of Canada performing in breathtaking landscapes from across our country. They are performing the piece “All Of Us” from “Considering Matthew Shepard” composed by Craig Hella Johnson. Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor; Thomas Burton, apprentice conductor. Watch on Facebook or YouTube. ONLINE

Oct 30 12 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 here. ONLINE

Oct 30 6:30: SKINNAMARINK with Sharon and Randi, Back by Popular Demand! A live, interactive, virtual Halloween Costume Party Singalong. Visit the Skinnamarink with Sharon and Randi Home Routes page here. $15 plus tax. Families of three or more require two tickets. To buy tickets, go here. ONLINE

NEW!! Oct 30 7:15: Bravo Niagara! Voices of Freedom: A Musical Short Film. The Maple Blues Award-winning Blackburn Brothers, descendants of freedom seekers, and special guest Measha Brueggergosman give voice to Niagara’s significant Black history with powerful performances of spirituals and new music. Watch on Facebook and YouTube. Enjoy a sneak preview of Voices of Freedom: A Musical Short Film here. This film is available free of charge. ONLINE

Oct 30 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 here. ONLINE

Oct 30 8:00: SweetWater Music Festival. SweetWater Surreal Live 2: Measha JAZZ. Measha Brueggergosman, vocalist; Aaron Davis, keyboards; Rob Piltch, guitar; George Koller, bass. Heartwood Hall, 939 2nd Ave. E., Owen Sound. A limited number of tickets available here. $75. LIVE & LIVESTREAMED.

NEW!! Nov 01 7:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Carina Canonica, David Gazille & Jonathan Krehm, Clarinet Duo/Trio. Watch on YouTube. ON DEMAND.

NEW!! Nov 01 7:00: Hugh’s Room Live. Rise Again! Virtually: The Songs of Stan Rogers. A concert celebrating the wonderful musical legacy of the late Stan Rogers featuring an all-star cast of singers and musicians including Stan's record producer, Paul Mills, Ontario singer-songwriter James Keelaghan, Nova Scotia's Dan McKinnon and members of Stan's immediate family. Tickets are $15-$30 and can be purchased by clicking here. Once you purchase a ticket, you'll receive a link to the show.

NEW!! Nov 02 12:15: Music Mondays. SHHHuffle. Piano/percussion duo SHHH!! Ensemble’s (Zac Pulak, marimba and Edana Higham, piano) avant-accessible mashup programme that bridges the gap between traditional classical music and 21st-century composition, presented in an accessible, fun, and engaging format. Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano; Andy Akiho: Karakurenai; Noora Nakhaei: Echoes of the Past; Christine Donkin: Album of Old Photographs; Jocelyn Morlock: Spirit Gradient; Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Fantasia for Guitar and Piano. This performance will be recorded for broadcast by CBC Radio Two. The stream and full program notes will be available here. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 02: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Demand Series: Kings of Ragtime. Music of Scott Joplin and works by Jelly Roll Morton, George Gershwin, and others. Purchase tickets here. ON DEMAND

NEW!! Nov 05 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera Presents: Spotlight on Our Singers. Join us for a video introduction to U of T Opera’s Student Artists. Individual links will be posted closer to the event date. ONLINE 

NEW!! Nov 06 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPO Music Performance S41E03 - Beethoven: The Man and His Chamber Music. Performances by members and friends of the SPO. Full performance details and links can be found here. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 06 12:30: International Resource Centre for the Performing Arts. Tomson Highway on Zoom. Playwright, author & musician Tomson Highway in conversation with Debra Chandler. More info here. Pre-registration required. RSVP to ZOOM CONVERSATION  

NEW!! Nov 06 7:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ.Series #44 with Ashley St. Pierre. Ashley St. Pierre, vocalist; Adrean Farrugia, piano. Available on Facebook and YouTube. Enjoy this livestreamed performance with our compliments. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 06 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 FREE. Also Nov 7. ONLINE CONCERT. 

NEW!! Nov 06 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Royal Wood with the KWS. 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. Concerts are recorded live at Centre In The Square and broadcast for you to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your home. Choose what you pay with tickets starting at $15. Tickets available online here. STREAMING NOV 06-08

Nov 08 3:00: Trio Arkel. Catching Fire. Join us virtually for a Sunday afternoon of music as we open Season 8 streamed from Trinity St. Paul's. Brahms: Piano Quartet No.3 in c. Beethoven: Piano Quartet No.3 in C. Jennifer Higdon: String Trio. Marie Bérard, violin; Winona Zelenka, cello; Kevin Ahfat, piano; Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola. During this challenging time, we are asking our loyal supporters to pay what you can to access our digital performance. A contribution of $20 is suggested. We will send you a link 24 hours in advance of the performance. Visit here to buy tickets. ONLINE


Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Visit here to learn more about this exciting collaborative initiative. 

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. Further information can be found here

Esprit Orchestra. Filmbites. The first series of Filmbites clips are from Larry Weinstein's 1989 film For the Whales, in which writers, musicians, and artists celebrate the majestic whale. The film explores the theme of preserving our environment through artistic and musical meditations. Watch this short introductory video with composer Alexina Louie by clicking here, then click here to watch the film. 

Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Kevin Barrett does a live-streamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from lockdown in his studio in Kensington Market, Toronto. 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 with each week's episode archived on his YouTube channel here.

New Music Concerts. Sonic Grace: An NMC Audio Diary. Listen to David Hetherington perform Carter's Figment recorded live with New Music Concerts at the Music Gallery on Dec. 18, 2007, by clicking here.

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. Visit the website here.

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 for meeting times, information and registration.

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


Esprit Orchestra. Filmbites Clip #3: Excerpt from Ned Rorem’s String Symphony--Nocturne and Scherzo, as performed by Esprit Orchestra in Larry Weinstein's 1989 film For the Whales. The film explores the theme of preserving our environment through artistic and musical meditations in celebration of the majestic whale. Click here to watch.

Esprit Orchestra. Soundbites. The latest Soundbite in our series is an excerpt from the world premiere performance of Christopher Thornborrow's Trompe L'œil, conducted by Alex Pauk and performed by Esprit Orchestra in Koerner Hall on March 24, 2019. Visit here to watch this performance. Visit here to watch a Soundbites Insight related to this event.

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 here. For more information on the Kingston Symphony, please visit here.

Koerner Hall. Concerts from Home.There are more than 25 classical, jazz, and roots music concerts currently available online. Check out the available items here.

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. Visit here and here.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Online Premiere. Measha Brueggergosman, soprano; Lennie Gallant, guitar. The internationally acclaimed opera singer and concert artist co-wrote "Champions" with Lennie Gallant. The concert is available here.

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 here for further information. ONLINE

NEW!! Toronto Operetta Theatre. An archival video of Toronto Operetta Theatre's production of H.M.S. Pinafore performed March 4-8, 2020, at Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Enjoy the video here. ONLINE

NEW!! VOICEBOX/Opera in Concert. Archival Video Project: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. A crew of ne'er-do-wells sets off to found a city where everyone is free to do as they please. Vice and iniquity rule the streets of Mahagonny and soon the word spreads and the population booms. Enjoy some archival scenes from our 2019 production here. ONLINE


Nov 22. ORMTA Central Toronto Branch. Online Composition Master Class. Submission deadline: Nov 13 @ 11:59pm. Information at 416-485-6562. $40. In celebration of Canada Music Week (Nov 22-28), ORMTA Central Toronto Branch is holding a Composition Master Class with composer clinician Christopher Norton. In this online composition master class, Connections and MicroJazz composer Christopher Norton will help refine new works by first-time and seasoned composers. Participants will submit scores and recordings of their works for Mr. Norton to review. He will send feedback in some combination of written comments, video response, and score annotations, highlighting strengths, giving suggestions for next steps, and perhaps suggesting related works for score study and listening. Contact for submission information.

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