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ETCeteras listings are based on information sent to WholeNote in advance by event presenters. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some events may subsequently be cancelled or postponed in different areas. Please visit presenters' websites or contact them directly for updated information. The deadline for the next weekly update is Tue Dec 8 at 6pm. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!

DAILY LISTINGS

NEW!! Dec 05 4:00: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: Heart of the Holiday. Seasonal jazz favourites including River, Mary's Boy Child, The Christmas Song,and Children Go Where I Send Thee. Alana Bridgewater, vocalist; Nathan Hiltz, guitar. 140 Wineva Ave. Supports lunch programs and other church outreach. Visit here or call 416-690-8082 for info. Donation through Eventbrite. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 05 7:00: Duo Teneramente. Beethoven Op. 22 Piano Sonata and Piazzolla Tangos. Livestream from Paul Hahn's piano showroom. Visit here for info. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 05 7:00: Metropolitan United Church. Friday Noon at Met. And He Shall Come: Music and Poetry for Advent. Works for the season by Gibbons, Sirett, Todd and others; poetry by Patricia Orr. Metropolitan Lead Singers and Choir members; Dr. Patricia Wright, conductor. Visit here for info. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 05 8:00: Elora Singers. A Quiet Village. Eriks Esenvalds: Stars; Tawnie Olson: Scel Iem Duib; Benjamin Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Marie-Claire Saindon: Constellation; Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque. Elora Singers; Julia Seager-Scott, harp. Visit here for info. From $15. Available from Dec 5, 2020 to Jan 3, 2021. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 05 8:00: Joseph Petric & Martin Carpentier/Canadian Music Centre. Reimagining. D. Edward Davis: más tranquila (for pauline); Juro Kim Feliz: Kinamulaìtan; Daryl Jamieson: foxred; Kathryn Knowles: Biarc; Gabriel Mălăncioiu: Transonique. Joseph Petric, accordion; Martin Carpentier, clarinet. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. Watch here. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 05 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Beethoven@250 Livestream. Beethoven: Six Ländler, WoO 15; Symphony No.7 in A Op.92 (chamber version). Nurhan Arman, conductor. Vimeo access $15. To view the livestream and performance video until Jan 3, 2021 visit here. LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Dec 06 1:30: Matthias Maute. Business as (un)usual: Theme and Variation. Matthias Maute, flute and recorder. Find info info@tempotoronto.net">here. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 06 2:30: Kingston Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Clarinet Quintet. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K581. Erika Sloos, violin; Julia McFarlane, violin; Kelvin Enns, viola; Jill Vitols, cello; Carina Canonico, clarinet. Visit here for info. ONLINE

CANCELLED!! Dec 06 3:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Christmas Concert: Carols and Non-Carols from Many Ages. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Jennifer Enns Modolo, alto/mezzo; Magdalena Tomsinska, lute, guitars. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. $25; $15(st). LIVE

NEW!! Dec 06 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Beethoven 250 Festival: Gryphon Trio. Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-flat Op.11 (“Gassenhauer”); Piano Trio in B-flat Op.97 “Archduke”. Gryphon Trio; James Campbell, clarinet. Call 416-408-0208 or visit here. $50. LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Dec 06 4:00: St. George's on-the-Hill Anglican. In the Spirit of Christmas: An Online Benefit Concert. Dvořák: String Quintet No.2 in G Op.77; Christmas music selections in various styles for String Quintet. Principal Players of Sinfonia Toronto (Marcus Scholtes, violin; Emily Hau, violin; Anthony Rapoport, viola; Andras Weber, cello; and Jesse Dietschi, double bass).  All proceeds from the concert donated to: The Daily Bread Food Bank, The Jean Tweed Centre & The George Hull Centre. St. George’s will match total donations up to $500. Visit here for info. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 06 4:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Home for the Holidays: Online Sing-Along. Jane Lewis and Andrew McPherson. Free. Visit here for info. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 06 5:00: Magisterra Soloists. Christmas Baroque. Brynn Roderick, violin (Young Performer’s Award recipient). Works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi Geminiani. with mirth just in time for the holiday season! Live seating is very limited, so purchase early if you'd like to join us in person! First St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave., London. Purchase in-person tickets here and livestream tickets here. Livestream link is available for 48 hours after the concert. $55(adults); $45(sr); $20(st); $10(child under 10). Livestream tickets from $15. LIVE & ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 06 7:00: INNERchamber Ensemble. Concert & Dinner. Music by Lightfoot, Mitchell, Ellington, Holst, Corelli, Tchaikovsky, and others. Alexis Gordon, vocalist. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. $35. Visit here or //www.tickets@innerchamber.ca">here for tickets or info. LIVE & LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Dec 06 8:00: New Music Concerts. NMC 50th Anniversary Commissioning Series Concert. Kotoka Suzuki: Constraint Obstacle Studies; Eliot Britton: Hyperscale Landscape; James O'Callaghan: O Cocoon. NMC Distanced Ensemble Members. Available on Facebook here and YouTube here. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 06 8:00: Windcatcher Productions. CaféMusic. Featuring Sina Bathaie on santur with Honeypaw (Jurgita Žvinklytė and Matti Palonen) playing traditional music from Lithuania and Finland on kantele and kankles. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 07 7:00: Confluence Concerts. Walter Unger Salon: Aging and Creativity. Celebrated authors and educators Linda and Michael Hutcheon curate a salon based on their 2015 book Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten, focusing specifically on the late works of Olivier Messiaen and Leonard Cohen. Patricia O'Callaghan, soprano; Robert Kortgaard, piano. Visit here for details. Available for 2 weeks on Confluence Concerts' YouTube channel. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 08 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Sublime Delights. Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in d; J. Strauss II: Champagne Polka; Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande; Beethoven: Consecration of the House. David Jalbert, piano; Michael Newnham, conductor. $20. Info available here. ON DEMAND

NEW!! Dec 10 & 11 7:30: Gryphon Trio/OurConcerts.live. Beethoven@250: Virtual Concerts. Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Op.1 No.1; Piano Trio in c Op.1 No.3; Piano Trio in G Op.1, No.2. Gryphon Trio; Eric Friesen, host; Rob Kapilow, guest commentator. Find info here or here. $25(2 concerts); $15(1 concert). ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 10 & 11 7:00: Music Toronto. Chamber Music Concert: Beethoven Trios (Part 1). Gryphon Trio. Info here. Free. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 10 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Beethoven 250 Festival: New Orford String Quartet with James Ehnes and Charles Richard-Hamelin. Beethoven: String Quartet No.3 in D Op.18 No.3; Chausson: Concerto in D for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet Op.21. New Orford String Quartet; James Ehnes, violin; Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano. Call 416-408-0208 or visit here. $50. LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Dec 10 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. A Tafelmusik Christmas. Co-curated by Ivars Taurins and Elisa Citterio. Bach: Christmas Oratorio; Charpentier: Christmas Pastorale; Vivaldi: La Pastorella; French noels arranged by Lalande and Corrette; Heinchen: Pastorale. Elisa Citterio, director; Ivars Taurins, director; Members of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Visit here or call 1-833-964-6337. $25(regular); $32(deluxe). Single ticket buyers can re-access the concert until Dec 22 at 8pm. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 11 12:00_noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast S41E07. Today's theme: Canadian Holiday Music - From the Huron Carol to the Present. Podcast featuring interviews with special guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Details here. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 11 7:00: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story: A Pandemic Pageant. Also Dec 19 at 1pm. Tickets by donation ($10 suggested) available here. A link to the screening will be sent via email. On demand after Dec 11 also available. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 11 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Beethoven 250 Festival: James Ehnes with Stewart Goodyear. Beethoven: Violin Sonata Nos.1-4. James Ehnes, violin; Stewart Goodyear, piano. Call 416-408-0208 or visit here for info. $50. LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Dec 11 8:00: Spectrum Music. 100 Seconds to Midnight. New music that captures today’s terrors and hopes for a better world. Yunjin Claire Lee, piano/synth; Jeff-Antoine Cote (ACOTE): modular synth; Marito Marques, drums; Caleb Klager, bass. Free. Available here for only 24 hours. ONLINE

CONFERENCES

Global Toronto 2021 (GT21). Online Jun 14-18, 2021. GT21 Artist Submissions are open now through 11:59pm on Dec 6, 2020. GT is rooted in re-imagining the music sector with 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

CONTINUING EVENTS

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

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 

NEW!! Esprit Orchestra Soundbites: Adam Scime - Afterglow. An excerpt from the world premiere performance conducted by Alex Pauk and performed by Esprit Orchestra in Koerner Hall on December 1, 2019 featuring Véronique Mathieu, violin. Click here to hear the Soundbite. Click here to watch a Soundbite Insight with Alex Pauk in conversation with Adam Scime and Véronique Mathieu. 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

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

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

The Toronto Consort. Early Music TV. Begins November 29, 2020. A subscription-based video streaming service dedicated to music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque. Founded and curated by The Toronto Consort. A Medieval Christmas debuts on December 14, 2020 and includes serene works like laude, English carols, and Notre Dame polyphony by Pérotin and anonymous medieval masters. This on-demand service is available here

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

PODCASTS

Canadian Opera Company. Key Change. The COC’s new podcast offers a fresh take on today's opera issues. Co-hosted by classical singer and culture critic Robyn Grant-Moran, a member of the COC’s Circle of Artists, alongside COC Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence Julie McIsaac, the first season of bi-weekly episodes explores the operagoing experience from a variety of perspectives, with special guests from the opera field and beyond. Subscribe to Key Change wherever you get your podcasts.

Nov 27: 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast S41E06. Podcast featuring special guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Today’s theme: Celebrating the SPO’s 40th anniversary. Full details here.

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED

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. 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

Niagara Symphony Orchestra. NSO Digital Online. Visit here to view video performances by members of the NSO. 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

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

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. Enjoy some archival scenes from our 2019 production here. ONLINE

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