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DAILY LISTINGS

Listings are based on information sent to WholeNote in advance by event presenters. Includes listings for the six-week period Aug 28 to Oct 9 which will remain in the updates until the last day of availability. More detailed information for each listing is available at www.thewholenote.com/just-ask. 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 Aug 31 at 6pm. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!

Aug 28 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. Dayna Manning & Laura Chambers. Dayna Manning, vocalist; Laura Chambers, flute. Avon River, Lakeside Drive, Stratford. Call 519-271-2101 or visit www.stratfordsummermusic.ca. Free. Also Aug 29(1pm).

Aug 28 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. Vocal Academy. Young artists of SSM’s sixth annual Vocal Academy sing excerpts from opera, oratorio and art song. Avon River, Lakeside Drive, Stratford. Call 519-271-2101 or visit www.stratfordsummermusic.ca. Free. Also Aug 29(4:30pm).

Aug 28 7:00: Beaches Jazz Festival. East York Jam Fest (Virtual). Old Man Flanagan's Ghost; Stacey Renee; Ayden Jacobs; The Chicago Project. Call 416-723-7445 or visit www.beachesjazz.com. Free. Also Aug 27. ONLINE

Aug 28 7:00: Stratford Summer Music. Stewart Goodyear. All-Beethoven program. Stewart Goodyear, piano. The Avondale, 194 Avondale Ave, Stratford. Call 519-271-2101 or visit www.stratfordsummermusic.ca. $60. LIVE!!

Aug 28 7:30: Elora Festival. Poetry & Song. The Elora Singers; Colm Feore, narrator. Call 519-846-0331 or visit Poetry & Song. Single Concert: $25-$60; $15(st); Festival Pass: $180-$350; $80(st); Weekend Pass: $40-$100; $15(st). ONLINE

Aug 28 8:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Denis Martel. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. Call 416-901-7469 or visit www.smokeshowbbqandbrew.com. No cover. Also Aug 14. LIVE!! 

Aug 29 1:00: Stratford Summer Music. Dayna Manning & Laura Chambers. Dayna Manning, vocalist; Laura Chambers, flute. Avon River, Lakeside Drive, Stratford. Call 519-271-2101 or visit www.stratfordsummermusic.ca. Free.

Aug 29 4:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Summer Outdoor Fundraising Concert. Haydn: Mvmt 1 from Cello Concerto in C; Weber: Mvmt 4 from Clarinet Quintet Op.34; Theodorakis: Two Greek Songs; Bizet: Habanera from Carmen; Tak Ng Lai: Romance No.2 for Violin & Strings; Mozart: Mvmt 1 from Symphony No. 29. Maria Soulis, mezzo; Kate Royer, clarinet; Joyce Lai, violin; Andreas Weber, cello; Tak Ng Lai, conductor. Lai Residence, 47 Proctor Ave., Thornhill. 647-812-0839. $100; $50(12 and under). Light refreshments included. Limited seating. Please call to reserve. LIVE!!

Aug 29 4:00: Stratford Summer Music. Jens Lindemann: Brassfire. Jens Lindemann, trumpet. The Avondale, 194 Avondale Ave, Stratford. Call 519-271-2101 or visit www.stratfordsummermusic.ca. $60.

Aug 29 4:30: Stratford Summer Music. Vocal Academy. Young artists of SSM’s sixth annual Vocal Academy sing excerpts from opera, oratorio and art song. Avon River, Lakeside Drive, Stratford. Call 519-271-2101 or visit www.stratfordsummermusic.ca. Free.

Aug 29 5:00: The Medley. In Concert. 2026 Yonge St. Ori Dagan on piano & vocals. Visit www.themedley.ca. No Cover, tips welcome, $25 dining minimum. LIVE!!

Aug 30 12:15: Music Mondays. Laurel Swinden and Stephanie Mara. Works by Florence B. Price, Amanda Harberg, Valerie Coleman and Cecile Chaminade. Laurel Swinden, flute; Stephanie Mara, piano. Visit https://www.a440.live. PWYC. Suggested donation $10. ONLINE

Aug 31 7:00: Toronto Concert Orchestra. TCO: Beauty. Samuel Bisson: Divergimento for string orchestra; Flotow: The Last Rose of Summer; and works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Dvořák. Visit www.tcomusic.ca. ONLINE

Sep 03 12:10: Music on Union. Sounds of Hope: Clare Marion. Clare Marion, piano. St. James Church, 10 Union St. W., Kingston. Call 613-548-7254 or visit www.stjameskingston.ca/concerts. LIVE & ONLINE

Sep 04 7:00: Whistling Gardens. Benjamin Dakota Rogers Concert. 698 Concession 3, Wilsonville. For tickets visit www.ticketscene.ca/events/36338/. $25. Doors open at 6pm. LIVE!!

Sep 04 7:30: Opera Sustenida. Date with the Divas, Vol. 2. Call 647-642-0333 or visit www.opera-sustenida.com/dwd2. $30. Available to all ticket holders until Oct 4. ONLINE

Sep 04 8:30: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Sonic Curators. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. Call 416-901-7469 or visit www.smokeshowbbqandbrew.com. Also Aug 20 & Sep 18. LIVE!!

Sep 06 12:15: Music Mondays. 20th-Century Masterpieces for Violin and Piano. Elizabeth Raum: Les Ombres; Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No.1 in f Op.80; Korngold: Suite from Much Ado About Nothing for Violin and Piano Op.11. Aaron Schwebel, violin; Emily Rho, piano. Visit https://www.a440.live. PWYC. Suggested donation $10. ONLINE.

Sep 09 7:30: Toronto Consort. Explorer: Discovering the World of Early Music. A New Voice: The Birth of Polyphonic Playing on the Lute. Esteban La Rotta dives into the sublime world of polyphony for the lute, its popular musical forms, performance technique, and technological advancements. Visit www.torontoconsort.org. ONLINE

Sep 10 7:00: Westben. Ken Tizzard. Ken Tizzard, bass. The Campfire, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. LIVE!!

Sep 11 10:00am: Westben. Sounds in Nature. Andy Thompson, recording engineer. Mary West Trail, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. Also Sep 18, 25. LIVE!!

Sep 11 2:00: Westben. Bennet-Finley Family. Willow Hill Amphitheatre, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. LIVE!!

Sep 11 7:00: Westben. André Laplante. The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. Also Sep 12(2pm). LIVE!!

Sep 11 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 14. Pärt: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten; Shostakovich: Symphony No.14 Op.135. Stephanie DeCiantis, soprano; John Holland, bass; Michael Berec, host; Kristian Alexander, conductor. St. Maurice and St. Verena Cultural Centre, 3300 Hwy. 7 E., Markham. Call 905-604-8339 or visit www.ksorchestra.ca. $20-$30. On-stage discussion with soloists after the concert.

Sep 12 7:00: Westben. Sammy Jackson and Tom Fleming. Sammy Jackson, vocals; Tom Fleming, guitar. The Campfire, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. LIVE!!

Sep 13 7:00: Small World Music/Raag Maala. 25 for 25: Pankaj Mishra & Andrew Kay. Visit www.smallworldmusic.com. Free. ONLINE

Sep 15 7:00: Small World Music. 25 for 25: The Borderless Project. Five remarkable women unite their talents and traditions to explore music from across Asia. This documentary tells the stories of the artists, who hail from China, Korea, Japan, and Iran as they gather, develop new repertoire and find common ground in music. Visit www.smallworldmusic.com. Free. ONLINE

Sep 16 6:30: SweetWater Music Festival. Coming Together Again: A Celebration Concert. Schubert: String Quintet in C D956; Selections from Tamar Ilana Flamenco Trio. Aaron Schewbel; Keith Hamm; Leana Rutt; Sheila Jaffe; Julie Hereish; Tamar Ilana Flamenco Trio (vocalist Tamar Illana, vocalist; Benjamin Barrile, flamenco guitar; Justin Gray, percussion). Allder Gallant Home, 438764 Grey Road 15, Owen Sound. Visit www.sweetwatermusicfestival.ca. $40.

Sep 16 8:00: Small World Music/Lula Music & Arts Centre. 25 for 25: OKAN. Juno winning Afro-Cuban roots and jazz ensemble OKAN is joined by very special surprise guests to perform favourite songs. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. Visit www.smallworldmusic.com. $35.46. LIVE!!

Sep 17 7:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Chamber Music Concert. Britten: String Quartet No.1 in D Op.25; Carmen Braden: The Raven Conspiracy; Dvořák, Piano Quintet No.2 in A Op.81. Rosebud String Quartet (Aaron Schewbel, Keith Hamm, Leana Rutt, Sheila Jaffe); Philip Chiu, piano; Edwin Huizinga, violin. Harmony Centre Owen Sound, 890 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound. Visit www.sweetwatermusicfestival.ca. $45. LIVE & LIVESTREAM

Sep 17 7:00: Westben. Laila Biali. Laila Biali, singer, songwriter, piano. The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. Also Sep 18. LIVE!!

Sep 17 8:00: Small World Music/Lula Music & Arts Centre. 25 for 25: Ammoye Release Celebration + Lady Yetunde Debuts Afrika Libre. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. Visit www.smallworldmusic.com. $18.98. LIVE!!

Sep 18 10:00am: Westben. Sounds in Nature. A guided magical sound installation amidst the beauty of the Mary West Trail, just minutes from Westben. Andy Thompson, recording engineer. Mary West Trail, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. Also Sep 11, 25. LIVE!!

Sep 18 2:00: Westben. Leahy. Willow Hill Amphitheatre, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. Also Sep 19. LIVE!!

Sep 18 7:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Chamber Music Concert. Barber: Sonata for Violoncello and Piano Op.6; Fauré: Piano Trio in d Op.120; Brahms: String Sextet No.2 in G Op.36. Rosebud String Quartet (Aaron Schewbel, Keith Hamm, Leana Rutt, Sheila Jaffe); Julie Hereish, cello; Edwin Huizinga, violin; Philip Chiu, piano. Harmony Centre Owen Sound, 890 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound. Visit www.sweetwatermusicfestival.ca. $45. LIVE & LIVESTREAM

Sep 18 7:00: Westben. Laila Biali. Laila Biali, singer, songwriter, piano. The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. Also Sep 17. LIVE!!

Sep 18 7:30: Arcady. Voices of Summer. Colin McMahon: Raspberries; and other works. Cristina Pisani, soprano; Michaela Chiste, soprano; and Sarah McQueen, soprano; Nicole Stellino, mezzo; Kate Walshaw, mezzo; and other soloists; Laura Pin, piano; Ronald Beckett, conductor. Central Presbyterian Church (Brantford), 97 Wellington St., Brantford. Email info@arcady.ca or call 519-428-3185. $37.

Sep 18 8:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Madhaus. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. Call 416-901-7469 or visit www.smokeshowbbqandbrew.com. No cover. 

Sep 18 8:30: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Sonic Curators. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. Call 416-901-7469 or visit www.smokeshowbbqandbrew.com. LIVE!!

Sep 18 9:15: SweetWater Music Festival. Late-Night Concert. Mediterranean melodies and flamenco grooves with contemporary interpretations of ancient ballads, plus original compositions. Ventanas; Tamar Ilana, vocalist & dancer. Heartwood Hall, 939 2nd Ave. E., Owen Sound. Visit www.sweetwatermusicfestival.ca. $40. LIVE & LIVESTREAM

Sep 19 2:00: Westben. Leahy. Willow Hill Amphitheatre, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. Also Sep 18. LIVE!!

Sep 19 4:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Late-Night Concert. In August 1965, American composer John Cage led a group of students on an afternoon walk into the woods in northern Saskatchewan. The students came back. Cage didn't. Tom Allen, narrator & trombone; Lori Gemmell, harp; Pete Gemmell, saxophone; Jeff Reilly, clarinet; Patricia O’Callaghan, vocalist. Gabriel Zufelt Home, 275 4th St. E., Owen Sound. Visit www.sweetwatermusicfestival.ca. $45. Concert begins at 4 p.m. We ask everyone to arrive at the venue 25 minutes in advance but no later than than 10 minutes before the concert begins.

Sep 19 7:00: INNERchamber Ensemble. In the Autumn. Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op.73 (arr. Aribert Reimann); Ibert: Deux Interludes for flute, viola, and harp; Louis Van Waefeghen: Autumn Evening for viola d'amore and harp; Paul Raede: Suite from the Victorian Kitchen Garden for clarinet & harp; Bizet: Entr'acte from L'Arlesienne Suite; and other works. Liesel Deppe, flute; Peter Shackleton, clarinet; Julia Seager Scott, harp; Judith Davenport, viola. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. Visit www.innerchamber.ca. $40; $10-$25 (arts workers/st). Pre-show 6:30pm. A light meal is available for patrons living in Stratford. Email tickets@innerchamber.ca for arts worker and student codes. 

Sep 19 7:00: Westben. Kerri Ough and Ben Whiteley. The Campfire, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. LIVE!!

Sep 22: Open Ears Festival. In Concert. New works for augmented and acoustic piano as well as Surface Tension, a collaborative work with media artist David Rokeby for piano and real-time images. Eve Agoyan, piano. Visit https://en.cmmas.com/visionessonoras17-landing. ONLINE

Sep 25 10:00am: Westben. Sounds in Nature. A guided magical sound installation amidst the beauty of the Mary West Trail, just minutes from Westben. Andy Thompson, recording engineer. Mary West Trail, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. Also Sep 11, 18. LIVE!!

Sep 25 2:00: Westben. Serena Ryder. Serena Ryder, vocalist/songwriter. Willow Hill Amphitheatre, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. Also Sep 26. LIVE!!

Sep 25 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. In Concert: Russell Braun and Tamara Wilson with the COC Orchestra. Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino; Wagner: Dich, teure Halle from Tannhäuser; Verdi: Tutto è deserto... Il balen del tuo sorriso from Il trovatore; Bizet: Entr’acte to Act III of Carmen; Offenbach: Scintille, diamant from Les Contes d’Hoffmann; and other works. Russell Braun, baritone; Tamara Wilson, soprano; Canadian Opera Company Orchestra; Johannes Debus, conductor. Free with COC digital membership. Visit www.coc.ca/watch. ONLINE

Sep 26 2:00: Westben. Serena Ryder. Serena Ryder, vocalist/songwriter. Willow Hill Amphitheatre, 6698 County Road 30 N., Campbellford. Call 877-883-5777 or visit www.westben.ca. Also Sep 25. LIVE!!

Sep 26 3:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Red Hot Ramble. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. Call 416-901-7469 or visit www.redhotramble.ca or www.smokeshowbbqandbrew.com. LIVE!!

Sep 30 1:30: Music in the Afternoon. Blake Pouliot. Sonatas by Bach, Janáček, and Prokofiev. Blake Pouliot, violin; Hsin-I Huang, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen's Park. Visit www.wmct.on.ca or call 416-923-7052. LIVE & ONLINE

Oct 01 7:30: Upper Canada Choristers/Cantemos Latin Ensemble. To Sit and Dream. A concert of women composers. Dr. Rosephanye Powell: To Sit and Dream; Sarah Quartel: Snow Angel; Carlotta Ferrari: O Splendid Gem (arrangement of O splendissima gemma by Hildegard von Bingen); Vittoria Aleotti: Two Renaissance Madrigals; Elaine Hagenberg: The Music of Stillness; and other works. Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor; Hye Won Cecilia Lee, piano. Visit www.uppercanadachoristers.org or email info@uppercanadachoristers.org or call 416-256-0510. Free. Donations welcome. ONLINE

Oct 09 8:00: Smoke Show BBQ & Brew. Beverley Street Trio. Smoke Show, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. Call 416-901-7469 or visit www.smokeshowbbqandbrew.com

STILL AVAILABLE ONLINE

Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Visit www.artsathome.ca. ONLINE

Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir. Choral Concerts. A number of concerts are available at Capella Regalis YouTube Channel. ONLINE

Humbercrest United Church. If Music Be the Food of Love. Call 416-767-6122 or visit www.humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert. ONLINE

Humbercrest United Church. J. S. Bach and Three Romantic Friends. Call 416-767-6122 or visit www.humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert. ONLINE

Humbercrest United Church. Liebestraum. Call 416-767-6122 or visit www.humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert. ONLINE

Humbercrest United Church. Sounds of Summer: Music for Trumpet and Keys.Call 416-767-6122 or visit www.humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert. ONLINE

Humbercrest United Church. Time Stands Still. Early music from Ireland and Great Britain. Sinead White, soprano; Jonathan Stuchbery, lute. Call 416-767-6122 or visit www.humbercrest.ca. Free. Available on the Humbercrest website following the concert. ONLINE

Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Light Classics Concert. Features interviews with Métis artists Clare Pellerin (Principal Violinist of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra) and Leon Racine (Principal Trombonist of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra). Brahms: Hungarian Dances No.1 & No.3; J. Strauss Sr.: Radetzky March; Sibelius: Finlandia; Schönberg: Les Misérables Medley; Webber: The Phantom of the Opera Medley; Schönberg: Miss Saigon Medley; Williams: Star Wars Through the Years Medley. Elli Kozak, host; Michael Berec, conductor. Free. Recorded live on July 6, 2021. Call 905-604-8339 or visit www.ksorchestra.ca. Free. Recorded live on July 6, 2021. Available until Sep 10. ONLINE

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. Email info@recollectiv.ca for meeting times, information and registration. ONLINE

BLOGS, PODCASTS, REGULAR STREAMS

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 at Kevin's Facebook Page.

Royal Conservatory of Music. Music of My Life. Available at RCM Music of My Life. Free. ONLINE

Royal Conservatory of Music. Academic Performances. Available at RCM Academic Performances. Free. ONLINE

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Video Series. Continuing through to September, two new videos each week highlighting some of the greatest performances from this past digital concert season, as well as informative educational clips which explore baroque and beyond music history and artistry. Visit our YouTube channel and click the subscribe button to be alerted each week about new videos. ONLINE

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