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NEW THIS WEEK (SEP 11-17)

NEW!! Music Mondays. Tanya Willis Quartet. Sep 14 at 12:15pm. Tanya Wills is a Toronto-based jazz singer and with her Quartet she brings her sensual and evocative sound to the stage. Featuring Bill Bridges, guitar; Ron Johnston, bass; and Jordan Klapman, piano. Tanya’s repertoire ranges from European Cabaret, to the Great American Songbook to contemporary pieces, including original works. The stream and full program notes are available here.

NEW!! A Temple Sinai Program. Musical Mondays Hosted by David Eisner. Sep 14 at 2pm. Rebroadcast of a Musical Mondays interview with Avery Saltzman and David Eisner interview by Cantor Charles Osborne. For more information, visit us online Visit here for more information, e-mail us at programs@templesinai.net, or call the Temple Office at 416-487-4161.

NEW!! Hugh’s Room. Jeff Daniels Online & Unplugged. Sep 16 at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. Once you purchase a ticket, you'll receive a link to the show. Jeff encourages all ticket buyers to email questions to him for a Q and A following the performance. Listen to Jeff's poignant track, Hard to Hear The Angels Sing, which feels more striking now than when performed on our stage in 2018 here.

COMING SOON

NEW!! Confluence Concerts. Something to Live For: A Billy Strayhorn Celebration. Sep 23 at 7pm. A range of works by the great 20th-century composer and jazz pianist Billy Strayhorn, best known for his long-standing collaboration with Duke Ellington. Larry Beckwith, voice; Alexa Belgrade, piano; Andrew Downing, cello and arrangements; Leighton Harrell, bass; Drew Jurecka, violin; Marion Newman, voice; Patricia O’Callaghan, voice; Alex Samaras, voice; Suba Sankaran, voice. Available online on Confluence Concerts’ YouTube channel. For information call 416-786-2509. All Confluence Online Concerts are offered free of charge and will remain online for two weeks after the premiere on YouTube. All donations are gratefully received. This concert is available until Oct 7.

NEW!! TD Niagara Jazz Festival. LIVEstream.LOVE.WORLD Series #06 with Badié. Sep 20 at 2pm. Live from Paris. Interested but can't attend? All our livestreamed performances are available through our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Enjoy this live streamed performance with our compliments. Donations in support of our Festival and our artists are gratefully accepted here.

The Pierrot Lunaire. Lunaire Live III: The Harvest Moon. Oct 1 at 8pm. Pianist Adam Sherkin performs music by Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in b, Op. 20; Sersam: Jonatan Medusa (2014); Hannah Kendal: Processional (2018); Charlotte Bray: Bring Me All Your Dreams (2019); Adam Sherkin: Tagish Fires, Op. 21. $20 suggested donation. Please visit here for more information.

Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast - Episode 1. Sep 18 at 12 noon. Featuring interviews with Ronald Royer (SPO), William Rowson (SSO), Derek Spooner (Scarborough Arts), and Tamar Ilana (FabCollab). Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Find updated information and themes on our website, www.spo.ca.

Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast: Episode 2 - Plagues, Pandemics, and Musicians. Oct 2 at 12 noon. Featuring interviews with special guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Find updated information and themes on our website, www.spo.ca.

Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast: Episode 3 - Socially Distanced: Music for a Solo Instrument: J.S. Bach Plus. Oct 16 & 23 at 12 noon. Featuring interviews with special guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Find updated information and themes on our website, www.spo.ca.

Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast: Episode 4 - Beethoven: The Man and His Chamber Music - Part 1. Oct 30 & Nov 6 at 12 noon. Featuring interviews with special guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Find updated information and themes on our website, www.spo.ca.

Tafelmusik. Mozart Together. Oct 1 at 8pm. Following many months of isolation and remote music making, the musicians of Tafelmusik gather for an emotional return to the concert stage. Filmed at Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, this opening program of the reimagined 2020/21 season is devoted to chamber music originally intended to be played in private homes and salon gatherings among friends and family. Scored for two to eight instruments, these intimate works — almost all of them new to our musicians — capture the immediacy and connection we’ve all been craving. On display will be a more playful side of titans like Mozart, Beethoven, and Boccherini, including a movement from Mozart’s famous Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major in an unusual arrangement for six string instruments, along with music by Michael Haydn, Družeckŷ, Sperger, and Spohr — classical composers eclipsed by these giants. An unforgettable homecoming. For more information, visit here.

The Upper Canada Choristers. Inti Ukana: A Latin American Tapestry. A live-streamed performance on Oct 2 at 7:30pm. With conductor Laurie Evan Fraser, pianist Hye Won Cecilia Lee, Cantemos Latin ensemble, M.C. Laura Fernandez; guest artists including Bernardo Padron. Visit here or call 416-256-0510 or email info@uppercanadachoristers.org.

CONTINUING

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.

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 is archived on his YouTube channel here.

Canadian Brass: welcomes friends around their virtual fireplace for learning and laughs. All events take place 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. Further information can be found here.

Esprit Orchestra. Soundbites. The latest Soundbite in our series is an excerpt from the World Premiere performance of Quinn Jacobs' Music About Music. This concert is conducted by Eugene Astapov and was performed by Esprit Orchestra in Trinity St. Paul's Centre on April 5, 2019. Listen here. Enjoy a conversation with Quinn Jacobs and Alex Pauk here.

Harbourfront Centre. Summer Music in the Garden at Home. 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 or visit here.

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.

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) 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.

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 info@recollectiv.ca 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.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Tafelmusik at Home is a new online concert featuring solo and duo performances. 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 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.

NEW!! Toronto Operetta Theatre. An archival video of Toronto Operetta Theatre's production of Jacinto Guerrero's Los Gavilanes (The Sparrow Hawks) performed in April 2016 at the Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto.This zarzuela tells the story of Juan, who returns to his native village in Spain from Peru as a wealthy man, at last worthy of marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Adriana. Separated for over twenty years, Adriana is unforgiving. In his absence, Adriana had married and is now a widow with a daughter, Rosaura. Adriana’s mother Leontina proposes that Juan marry Rosaura scandalizing the village. Juan is hesitant to complicate the situation especially as Rosaura is known to be in love with a young villager called Gustavo. This production features Guillermo Silva-Marin and some of Canada's most amazing voices to dazzle your ears and eyes. Watch scenes here.

VOICEBOX|Opera in Concert. Archival Video Project: Fierabras by Franz Schubert. Schubert’s opera had its Canadian premiere in 2019. If you missed our full production, please take a look at our gift to you with this video of excerpts featuring an amazing cast under the masterful conducting of Kevin Mallon and the Aradia Ensemble. It is a rare opera at its highest degree of excellence in performance. In the midst of wars between the Frankish Christians and Spanish Moors of the late 700s, conflicts are brought to an end with the intercession of a younger generation, where love conquers all. See the video here.

WORKSHOPS

Toronto Early Music Players Organization (TEMPO). Online Workshop. Sep 13 from 1:30 to 3:00pm. We are very fortunate to have Alison Melville, a long-time friend of TEMPO and Toronto’s leading recorder player, for our first online workshop. She has become a leader in offering online courses on her own and as part of Amherst Early Music Online. Please visit the TEMPO website here for more information on how to participate online.

Toronto Early Music Players Organization (TEMPO). Online Workshop. Oct 4 from 1:30 to 3:00pm. Lawrence Lipnik will be leading our October event. Lawrence has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles from ARTEK and Anonymous 4 to Piffaro and the Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart. He teaches recorder and viol on Amherst Early Music Online. Please visit the TEMPO website here for more information on how to participate online.

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