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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!  


NEW!! Nov 02-08: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Demand: Kings of Ragtime. See the Toronto Symphony Orchestra perform a catchy program of classics like never before in Kings of Ragtime, a newly recorded concert filmed in HD at Roy Thomson Hall. Conducted by Regina Symphony Orchestra Music Director Gordon Gerrard and hosted by TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, this concert features lively works by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, George Gershwin, and others. Available to view between November 2 and 8, and TSO subscriber passes are on sale now for $17! Visit here for more information or here to book a single-concert pass. ON DEMAND

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

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 

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

NEW!! Nov 7-8 5:00-8:00: Kensington Market 2020 Virtual Jazz Festival. Available on our website here or on YouTube here. YOUTUBE 

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

NEW!! Nov 11 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Notinikew (Going to War): A Program of Remembrance. A choral perspective of Canada’s Indigenous Veterans reflecting on Indigenous experience through music, poetry and dance. Andrew Balfour: Notinikew. Simon Rivard, conductor; Guests: Camerata Nova; Andrew Balfour, guest curator; Elder Dr. Duke Redbird. Enjoy the concert here. LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Nov 12 1:30: Music in the Afternoon. Michael Bridge & Friends. Albéniz: Asturias; Granados: Spanish Dance No.5; Lutosławski: Five Dance Preludes; Bach: French Suite No.5; Violin Partita in E; and works by Saint-Saëns, Vivaldi, Anna Pidgorna and Brahms. Michael Bridge, accordion; Kornel Wolak, clarinet; Joseph Johnson, cello. Visit here for details. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 12 8:00: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters: Re-tuned. The sound of string players tuning their instruments often signals the beginning of a concert. What happens when you change up this familiar tuning? Erlebach: Sonata in A for scordatura violin, viola da gamba & continuo; Biber: Partita No.3 for 2 scordatura violins & continuo; Veracini meets traditional fiddle tunes. Geneviève Gilardeau & Cristina Zacharias, violins; Felix Deak, viola da gamba/cello; Lucas Harris, lute/guitar. Purchase tickets here or call 1-833-964-6337. $20. 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. ONLINE

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. ONLINE

NEW!! Daniel Vnukowski - Piano Recitals. For information visit here. ONLINE

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. ONLINE 

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. YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK

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. ONLINE

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. ONLINE

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. E-mail Contact for meeting times, information and registration. ONLINE

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


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. ONLINE

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. ONLINE

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. ONLINE

New Music Concerts. Click here here to watch NMC Presents: Anima featuring Sanya Eng - Harp & Ryan Scott - Percussion or here to watch NMC Presents: Cello Masterworks featuring David Hetherington. ONLINE

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. ONLINE

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

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

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. ONLINE


NEW!! Global Toronto 2021 (GT21). Online Jun 14-18, 2021. GT21 Artist Submissions are open now through 11:59pm on December 6, 2020. GT is rooted in re-imagining the music sector with the the priorities being the interests of equity-seeking communities and showcasing Canada’s musical diversity. We encourage applications from Canadian artists who employ diverse artistic/musical aesthetics, traditions, expressions, and approaches; explore/expand genre boundaries; identify as part of an equity-seeking community; and are ready for the international stage. Learn more about the application process here. ONLINE

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