NOTE: All times are Eastern Time unless otherwise noted.

THIS WEEK (AUG 14-20)

NEW!! Array Music. Living Room Talk #14: Sarah Hennies. This week we're talking with composer/percussionist Sarah Hennies to talk about her performance of her work Gather & Release at Arraymusic in December 2017. Enjoy the talk with Sarah here and experience the world premiere performance here. Make sure to stay tuned every other Monday for more Living Room Talks in August and September featuring André Cormier, Ryan Driver, and Adam Scime.

NEW!! Music Mondays. Virtual Lunchtime Concert. Aug 17 at 12:15pm. Anastasia Rizikov and organist Xaver Varnus will share the stage to play solo masterpieces of one of the greatest composers of all time. Admission is pay-what-you-can, suggested donation $10. Information for accessing the stream and program details can be found here.

Toronto Botanical Gardens. Music in the Garden Series. The first concert will launch on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. with a new performance released every Thursday at 7 p.m. until Labour Day. All concerts can be viewed via the Toronto Botanical Garden's website here. More concerts to be released later this summer. Virtual performances and further information can be found here.

Daniel Vnukowski, Piano. On The World's Longest Piano Fazioli F308. Aug 15 & 22 at 3pm. Inspired by Yo-Yo-Ma’s Songs of Comfort project, this special house concert series brings together comforting piano music each Saturday at 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern. Each concert uses high-end, professional, audio-visual gear in order to capture the nuances and dynamics of the music. Featuring classical masterworks, lectures, special guests and the occasional improvisation. Visit here.

COMING SOON

TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Summer Concert Series: A Live-to-Air Weekly Series on JAZZ.FM91. Running from July 3 to August 28, each weekly performance will air live on JAZZ.FM91, every Friday from 5 pm to 6 pm. From now until the spring of next year, the Festival will be offering a variety of ways to support musicians, and for the public to experience live music, through efforts such as the Summer Concert Series, because we know there is nothing better than live music.

The lineup for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series: Aug 21: Kirk MacDonald Generations Quartet featuring Virginia MacDonald. Aug 28: Donnybrook

Toronto Concert Orchestra. Symphony in Your Garden. All concerts at 7:30pm. Visit here. Aug 25: Grand Finale: Tribute to Kerry 

Tuckamore Music Festival. Streamed Performances. Aug 10-19 at various times. For more info visit here or here. NOTE: This festival is being streamed from Newfoundland so please allow for the time difference.

ONGOING

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. Every Friday Kevin Barrett does a live-streamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from lockdown in his studio in Kensington Market, Toronto. The show is timed so that West Coast residents can sit in for a late lunch (1pm PDT), people in Toronto/Ottawa/NYC can join in the late afternoon (4pm EDT) and friends in Edinburgh and throughout the UK can kick off their Friday night (9pm BST/UTC+1; later in Europe ...). Watch for special requests and dedications, birthday shout-outs, and a few opinions. But, mostly, lots of music! 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. And 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.

Collingwood Summer Music Festival. Virtual Concerts. Artistic Director Daniel Vnukowski is running a series of FREE virtual concerts throughout the summer months. Visit here for information about the virtual concerts.

Harbourfront Centre. Summer Music in the Garden at Home. Starts July 5, 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.

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Friday Night with the KWS. Online broadcasts of archival concerts every Friday at 8pm. Select broadcasts will feature video and others will be audio-only. Content for each concert will be announced each week via KWS social media platforms. Visit here and 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.

New Music Concerts. NMC Media Archives. Available now. A NMC performance on Apr 12, 1987, of Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) at the Premiere Dance Theatre with renowned puppeteer Bil Baird's marionettes. Max Ferguson, narrator; Bill Baird's Marionettes directed by Peter Baird; Stanley McCartney, clarinet; Peter Lutek, bassoon; James Spragg, cornet; Robert Aitken, conductor. Follow along with the score here and watch the video here.

Opera Revue. Isolation Series. Comic operatic duo Danie Friesen and Claire Harris film and record operatic parodies as well as legit opera and art song for a weekly release. Join us every Saturday. For info visit 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. recollectiv.ca

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

Small World Music. Bollywood Monster Mashup. Presented by MonstrARTity and TD Bank. July 24 & 25. Visit the Facebook page 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.

Toronto Operetta Theatre. Video Series: The Rather UNIQUE Voice Lesson from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II. Performed at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Dec 2018/Jan 2019. Enjoy it here!

Toronto Operetta Theatre. Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss. Dr. Falke has shown up at a very inopportune time to exact revenge on his friend Eisenstein for leaving him in a compromising position after a costume party. Eisenstein, Rosalinda (his wife), Alfred (her former lover), and their maid Adele all find themselves attending a lavish party thrown by the Russian Prince of ennui himself: Orlofsky. The video is from TOT's performance in December 2018/January 2019. Mistaken identities, botched seductions, and borrowed gowns bring about some seriously silly hijinx. Watch the video here.

VOICEBOX|Opera in Concert. Archival Video Project: Werther by Jules Massenet. Highlights from our 2018 production of Massenet's heart-wrenching opera based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, the story of a young German poet who is in love with a married woman, Charlotte. Enjoy the video here.

VOICEBOX|Opera in Concert. Archival Video Project: The World Premiere Performance of Isis and Osiris: Gods of Egypt. By Peter-Anthony Togni, Composer and Sharon Singer, Book Writer and Librettist. Watch the video here.

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