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Listings are based on information sent to WholeNote in advance by event presenters. Includes listings for a future period of approximately six weeks. Listings will remain in the updates until the last day of availability. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Please visit presenters' websites or contact them directly for updates. The deadline for the next weekly update is Tue Mar 23 at 6pm. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!

DAILY LISTINGS

ONGOING!! Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Kevin Barrett does a live-streamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from his Lockdown studio. Tune in to Kevin's Facebook page on Friday at 4pm 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

ONGOING!! University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Opera Student Composer Collective: Escape Room. Libretto by Michael Patrick Albano. Sandra Horst, conductor; Mario Pachero, director. Now available on YouTube here. ONLINE 

ONGOING!! Music in the Afternoon. Piano Recital. Schubert: Sonata in A D959; Chopin: Preludes No.4 in e & No.17 in A-flat from Op.28. Eric Lu, piano. Visit Music in the Afternoon for tickets and information.. On demand until Mar 25. ONLINE

ONGOING!! Mar 18 7:30: Art of Time Ensemble. What Is Sacred. Steve Earle (arr. Steve Mackinnon): Pilgrim; Jeff Tweedy (arr. Aaron Davis): You Are Not Alone; Messiaen: Movements from Quartet for the End of Time; Traditional: Elijah Rock; Allegri: Miserere (choreography by David Earle). Gregory Hoskins, singer; Jackie Richardson, singer; Choir 21; Dancetheatre David Earle. What Is Sacred or call 647-344-2254. Available until March 21 at 7:30pm. YOUTUBE

ONGOING!! Mar 19 2020 12:00am: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Gondoliers. By W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Tonatiuh Abrego (Marco Palmieri); Daniela Agostino (Gianetta); Joshua Clemenger (Luiz); Elizabeth Beeler (The Duchess of Plaza-Toro); Bradley Christensen (Giuseppe Palmieri); and other vocalists; Derek Bate, music director/conductor; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director; Narmina Afandiyeva; piano. VIsit Eventbrite: The Gondoliers for tickets. $22.19. Available until Apr 5. ONLINE

Mar 20 8:00am Flato Markham Theatre. Joel Plaskett Emergency. Visit Joel Plaskett Emergency. $20. ONLINE

Mar 20 12:01am: Royal Conservatory of Music/Tirgan Festival. Celebrating Maestro Mohammad Reza Shajarian  with Kayhan Kalhor. A celebration of Persian traditional music, filmed on location in Kashan, Iran. Visit RCM Livestream. Available until Mar 21 at 11:59pm. ONLINE

NEW!! Mar 20 2:00: La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra. In the Spotlight. Laurie Mitchell, music director. , . Visit www.ljyo.ca  or email marketing@ljyo.ca. $10. ONLINE

NEW!! Mar 20 3:00: Choirs Ontario. VocalTechnique Workshop: “If You Can Speak, You Can Sing!” Presented by Zimfira. A virtual workshop on vocal technique that is meaningful for virtual and in-person singing. This session is open and free to all, especially conductors, choristers, and teachers. Click here to register for this Zoom session. ONLINE

Mar 20 7:00: The Music Gallery/Native Women in the Arts. Silla and Rise and Nannaam. Curated by Olivia Shortt. Visit The Music Gallery. Free. ONLINE

Mar 20 7:30: Theatre Passe Muraille. Speculation. Created through projections and music from both Beethoven & John Cage, this new online experience features experimental film and a collective performance of Cage’s 4’33”. Violinist Leslie Ting, violin; Hye Won Cecilia Lee, piano. Visit Speculation or call 416-504-7529. Pay What You Can Afford: $50, $25, $5. ONLINE

Mar 20 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Passion and Drama. Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen; Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2; Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony. Michael Berkovsky, piano; Alexander Gangurean, violin; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. Call 905-604-8339. $30-$40; $22.50-$30(sr); $15-$20(youth). 7:10 pm: Pre-concert recital; 7:20 pm: Pre-concert talk. LIVE

Mar 21 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Songmasters & Recovered Concerts Series: To the Distant Beloved. Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte; Mansouri: World premiere commission. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. $10. ONLINE

Mar 21 4:00: Symphony in the Barn. Spring Equinox Performance. Works by Bach, Bach/Busoni, Elgar, and Dvořák. Piano, cello, violin. Greenwood House, Glencolton Farm, 393889 Concession 2, Durham. Visit Spring Equinox Performance. Free. LIVE 

Mar 21 6:30: INNERchamber Inc. A Night in the Salon. Sarasate: Caprice Basque; Albéniz: Tango; and other works. Marcus Nance, baritone; Emily Hamper, piano; Andrew Chung, violin. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. Visit Inner Chamber. $35(livestream); $10(arts/st). Concert is live and includes a take-out meal for those who live in Stratford. LIVE & LIVESTREAM.

Mar 24 4:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung: Un Voyage Romantique. Mozart: Sonata in d K381; Mendelssohn: The Hebrides ("Fingal's Cave") Op.26 (arr. Mendelssohn); Schubert: Andantino varié from Divertissement on French Themes D823; Debussy: Petite Suite L65; Brahms: Hungarian Dances WoO1 - No.6 in D-flat; No.4 in f; No.5 in f-sharp. ONLINE, . Visit Flato Markham Theatre. $24.99 USD. Available for Video on Demand 48 hours after the performance. ONLINE

Mar 24 7:00: Magisterra Soloists. From Paris to Moscow. Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op.57; Lourié: Duos; Prin: String Quartet "La barque". Martin Karlíček, piano. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. Call 519-615-0163 or visit Magisterra Soloists. $30; $25(sr); $15(student with id); $10(child under 10); $85(young adult pass-30 years and under); $15(streamed tickets-adult). All tickets must be purchased in advance. LIVE

NEW!! Mar 24 7:30: Toronto Consort. The Explorer Learning Series: Heart Like a Wheel - The Hurdy-Gurdy Through Time and Space. In this second installment of our new online learning series, dive deeper into the ever-popular, yet ever-mysterious hurdy-gurdy. Hosted by Artistic Associate Ben Grossman, participants will be taken on a tour of this beloved instrument while exploring its history and performance practices throughout the ages. Complete with demonstrations live from Ben’s studio. 90 min. Zoom link provided upon registration. Free. Register here. ONLINE

Mar 25 8:00: Hugh's Room. Celebrating the Music of Dan Hill & Tina Turner. Streaming from El Mocambo. Jully Black, guest host. Visit Hugh's Room Live. $15(general); $25(VIP). ONLINE

Mar 26 12:00am: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Demand: Vivaldi Four Seasons. Curated by Jonathan Crow. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Gabriela Lena Frank: “Coqueteos” from Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout; Dinuk Wijeratne: “A Letter from the After-life” from Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems. Jonathan Crow, leader & violin. Visit TSO On Demand or call 416-598-3375. Available until Apr 15. ONLINE

TO BE CONFIRMED!! Mar 26 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free. ONLINE

Mar 26 8:00: River Run Centre. Sue Smith with The Potion Kings – Digital Performance. Sue Smith, vocals; Jeff Bird, bass; Kevin Breit, guitars; Randall Coryell, drums/percussion; Howie Southwood, drums/percussion. Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. Call 519-763-3000 or 1-877-520-2408 or visit Sue Smith. Free. Register here. ONLINE

Mar 27 8:00: Array Music. Situated Sounds II: Science of Sound. Situated Sounds is a series of curated performances of sound art through an online platform that will present commissioned new work from a combination of established and emerging artists, both local and international, from various disciplines. Zul Mahmod, Interspecifics, and Carson Teal. Visit Science of Sound. ONLINE

Mar 27 8:00: Tapestry Opera. Where Do I Go? Morgan-Paige Melbourne, piano. Visit Tapestry Opera. Free. ONLINE

NEW!! Mar 28 11:30am: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Gospel Soul Brunch. Jennifer Lewin and W10, with an opening performance by Keturah & Jonathan Morris. Visit  Gospel Soul Brunch. $20 (VIP); $15(show only); $9(artists/arts workers.st); $29(dinner & show). Until 2pm. ONLINE

Mar 28 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Online Concert. David Louie, harpsichord.  Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free. ONLINE

Mar 29 7:30: Intermezzi in Musica. Concert 3. Boccherini: String Trios. Elinor Frey, cello; Laura Andriani and Elisa Citterio, violins. Visit Elinor Frey. ONLINE

Apr 02 8:00: Metropolitan United Church. God So Loved the World: Music for Good Friday. Works by Allegri, Bach, Victoria and others. The Metropolitan Choir, soloists, and organ. Visit Met United Live. Free. ONLINE

Apr 02 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. Schubert: Stabat Mater; Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV4; and Brahms: How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place from A German Requiem. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Simon Rivard, conductor; Gergely Szokolay, piano; William Maddox, organ; Laurence Lemieux, choreography and dance. Visit TMC Sacred Music. Free. Donations requested in support of TMC programming. Available on demand after the concert date. ONLINE

Apr 03 8:00: Array Music. Array Presents III: Joseph Petric – 40th Anniversary Concert. Visit Joseph Petric. ONLINE

Apr 04 3:00: Trio Arkel. La Bonne Chanson. Beethoven: String Trio in G; Shostakovitch: String Quartet No.1; Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge; Fauré: La Bonne Chanson. Marie Bérard, violin; Winona Zelenka, cello; Russell Braun; baritone; Carolyn Maule; piano; Erika Raum; violin; Rémi Pelletier; viola. Available on Eventbrite here. ONLINE

Apr 07 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concerts Series: Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free. ONLINE

Apr 08 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. On the Road. Purcell: Incidental music to The Double Dealer; Biber: Partita for violin & viola scordatura; Brescianello: Sonata for oboe, violin & continuo; Telemann: Quartet in e; Couperin: Sonate “La Sultane”; Vivaldi: Sonata “La Follia”. Email info@tafelmusik.org or call 1-833-964-6337. ONLINE

Apr 11 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interlude Series: ARC Ensemble: Ottoman Treasures. Sephardic works by Hemsi; Works by Rieti. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free. ONLINE

Canadian Opera Company. Spring Break at the COC: Exploring New Opera. Hosted by COC Opera Teaching Artist Makenzie Morgan, this program gathers a group of artists and craftspeople to explore what a career in the performing arts can look like. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Fantasma, the company’s upcoming original Opera for Young Audiences for youth ages 12-18. Join us for hour-long sessions with Fantasma’s creative team, to learn about what it's like to work with a composer, design props and costumes for the stage, and much more! Free admission. For more information and to receive an alert for when registration opens, visit COC Spring Break. ONLINE

Apr 12: COC Composer-in-Residence Ian Cusson takes us through the genesis of the story of Fantasma and how this translates into his music.

Apr 13: Ensemble Studio artists Matthew Cairns (tenor) and Alex Soloway (pianist) share what it is like to work with a living composer, and originating a new role in an opera.

Apr 14: Wulf Higgins (COC Props Supervisor) gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how the world of Fantasma is created and brought to life through the use of props and set dressing.

Apr 15: Wig & Makeup Supervisor Sharon Ryman and Costume Supervisor Sandra Corazza give us a sneak peek at the Zombie character in Fantasma, and share some of their backstage tips and tricks.

Apr 16: Julie McIsaac, COC Lead Curator, Opera Everywhere, speaks with music therapist Dr. SarahRose Black about her considerations in staging Fantasma, as well as creating an engaging experience for young people from the moment audience members walk in the door.

Apr 14 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Kobo Town & Wesli. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. $20. LIVESTREAM ONLINE

NEW!! Apr 15 7:30: Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Together in Concert: In Solidarity with African Grandmothers. Jackie Richardson, host; Steven Page; National Ballet of Canada; The Stratford Players; Kym Gouchie; and others. Email Grandmothers to Grandmothers for information. Free. Vimeo Livestream for 72 hours from April 15, 2021 at 7:30pm to April 18 at 7:30 p.m. ONLINE

Apr 15 7:30: Music Toronto. Chamber Music Concert. Haydn: String Quartet in C Op.76 No.3 "Emperor"; Brahms: String Quartet in a Op.51 No.2. Castalian Quartet. Visit Music Toronto. Free.  ONLINE

TO BE CONFIRMED!! Apr 16 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. RCO Concerts Series: Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Beethoven: Overture from King Stephen Op.117; Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.5 in F Op.103 “Egyptian”; Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor; Kodály: Háry János Suite. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. $25-$60. 

Apr 17 7:00: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. VOCA Cabaret & Silent Auction. A variety of vocal & instrumental folk, pop, jazz, classical & musical theatre selections. Jenny Crober, artistic director; Elizabeth Acker, piano; Emily Vick Agnew & Tom Roedding, co-hosts. Call 416-931-8224 or visit VOCA Chorus Cabaret. $25. ONLINE

Apr 18 2:30: Intermezzi in Musica. Concert 4. Bach on 3 different cellos! Bach: Cello Suites No.1 & 6; and Partita No.1. Elinor Frey, cello. Visit Elinor Frey Events. ONLINE 

NEW!! Apr 18 7:00: INNERchamber Inc. All in Good Time. Scott Good: New Work for Percussion & String Quartet; Boccherini: Quintet for Strings and Castanets No.4 G448; Haydn: String Quartet in g Op.20 No.3; Piazzolla: Tango Ballet (arr. for String Quintet). Graham Hargrove, percussion; Cathy Anderson, cello; INNERchamber String Quartet (Andrew Chung, violin; Julie Baungartel, violin; Jody Davenport, viola; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello). Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. Visit INNERchamber for information. $35; $10(st/arts workers). Pre-show 6:30pm. A light take-out meal is provided by Revival House for patrons living in Stratford. LIVE & ONLINE.

TO BE CONFIRMED!! Apr 21 7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Concert Series: Glenn Gould School Chamber Competition Finals. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free. 

Apr 22 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Opera in Miniature. Massenet: Le Portrait de Manon. Sacha Smith (Aurore); Parker Clements (Des Grieux); Lindsay Connolly (Jean); Angelo Moretti (Tiberge); Vlad Soloviev, piano; Russell Braun, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. Visit U of T Opera Productions. Free. Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. ONLINE

Apr 23 7:30: Heliconian Club. Alone Together. Musical styles from classical to jazz and from Persia to the Baltic Sea. Call 416-922-3618 or visit Heliconian Club. $15. Available until Apr 30. ONLINE

Apr 23 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Opera in Miniature. Wolf-Ferrari: Il segreto di Susanna & Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor. Il segreto di Susanna - Juliana Krajčovič (Susana); Alex Mathews (Gil); Andrea Grant, music director/piano; Mario Pacheco, director. Der Schauspieldirektor - M Herz: Heidi Duncan (Mme Herz); Noelle Slaney (Mme Silberklang); David Walsh (Vogelsang); Vlad Soloviev, piano; Sandra Horst, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. Visit U of T Opera Productions. Free. Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. ONLINE

Apr 24 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Opera in Miniature. Bizet: La Tragédie de Carmen. Mélissa Danis (Micaela); Elias Theocharidis (Don Jose); Alex Hetherington/Alessia Vitali (Carmen); Escamillo: Danlie Rae Acebuque/Luke Noftall (Escamillo); Sandra Horst, conductor & piano; Michael Patrick Albano, director. Visit U of T Opera Productions. Free. Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. Also Apr 25. ONLINE

Apr 24 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Opera in Miniature. Walton: The Bear & Hoiby: Bon Appétit. The Bear - Renee Fajardo (Popova); Nicholas Higgs (Smirnov); TBA (Luka); Andrea Grant, music director/piano; Mario Pacheco, director. Bon Appétit: Alexandra Fee, mezzo; Andrea Grant, music director/piano; Mario Pacheco, director.  Visit U of T Opera Productions. Free. Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. ONLINE

Apr 24 8:00: Array Music. Array Ensemble – Baroque Reflections: Sheila Jaffé. Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Viola; Bach: Chaccone in d; Saariaho: Frises for violin and electronics. Sheila Jaffé, violin & viola. Visit Baroque Reflections. ONLINE

Apr 24 8:00: Tapestry Opera/The Piano Lunaire. A Joke Before the Gallows. Libretto by David James Brock. Chopin: Four Scherzi. Adam Sherkin, piano; Tom Diamond, director. Visit Tapestry Opera. Free. ONLINE

NEW!! Apr 25 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Opera in Miniature. Bizet: La Tragédie de Carmen. Mélissa Danis (Micaela); Elias Theocharidis (Don Jose); Alex Hetherington / Alessia Vitali (Carmen); Escamillo: Danlie Rae Acebuque / Luke Noftall (Escamillo); Sandra Horst, conductor & piano; Michael Patrick Albano, director. Visit U of T Opera Productions. Free. Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. Also Apr 24. ONLINE

NEW!! Apr 28 7:00: Achill Choral Society. Journeys: Spring Concert. Shawn Grenke, conductor; Nancy Sicsic, piano; and others. Visit Achill Choral Society for a YouTube link which will be available until May 11. Free. ONLINE

NEW!! Apr 29 7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Women Composers. Pejačević: Piano Quintet; Schumann: Piano Trio; Auerbach: T'filah; Sokolovic: Tempo rubato; Richardson: World premiere of commission. Russell Braun, baritone; Martin Karlíček, piano. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. 519-615-0163 or visit Magisterra Soloists. $30; $25(sr); $15(student with id); $10(child under 10); $85(young adult pass-30 years and under); $15(streamed tickets-adult). All tickets must be purchased in advance. 

NEW!! May 01 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Melodies of Emotion. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol; Chopin: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1; Scriabin: Symphony No.2. Ludmil Angelov, piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-604-8339. $30-$40; $22.50-$30(sr); $15-$20(youth). 7:10 pm: Pre-concert recital; 7:20 pm: Pre-concert talk.

ETCETERAS

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

ONLINE BLOGS

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

ONLINE GROUPS

Recollectiv: A unique musical online meeting 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, providing a positive intergenerational experience for all. Participation is free with pre-registration. Contact Recollectiv by email here for meeting times, information and registration. ONLINE

PODCASTS

NEW!! The Glenn Gould Foundation. The Gould Standard: In Conversation with Sondra Radvanovsky. Join us for this inside look at Sondra's career, the impact of COVID cancellations and her unlikely emergence as a podcast queen in her own right. A treat for newcomers to opera and seasoned aficionados alike. Listen on The Glenn Gould Foundation website. ONLINE 

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED

ONGOING!! Esprit Orchestra. Soundbites: RBC Associate Composer/Conductor Eugene Astapov in Conversation with New Wave Composer Stephanie Orlando. Eugene Astapov sits down with composer Stephanie Orlando, whose upcoming Esprit commission will be premiered as part of our New Wave Festival. Find out more about Orlando's artistic processes and philosophies, and what she is currently working on for Esprit audiences! Visit Esprit Soundbites Insights. ONLINE

ONGOING!! 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

ONGOING!! New Music Concerts. Sonic Grace: An NMC Audio Diary. Lynn Kuo, Canadian violin virtuoso and Assistant Concertmaster of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra has made her mark as one of Canada's most celebrated performers. Listen to Synchronisms No. 9 for Violin and Tape by Mario Davidovsky here. ONLINE 

ONGOING!! Thirteen Strings! Virtual Concert. Purcell: Excerpts from The Fairy Queen. Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 5 in D. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Marc Djokic, violin). Elgar: Serenade for Strings. Find the link here. Free. ONLINE

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