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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 01 at 6pm. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!


NEW!! Nov 28 7:00: Neapolitan Connection. Virtual Virtuosi Series: Violin Voyages. Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin. Call 416-231-0006 or visit here for tickets and information. $15. 7-day video access. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 28 7:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Airs for the Seasons. Airs for autumn and winter by James Oswald. Rezan Onen-Lapointe, baroque violin; David Podgorski, harpsichord. Call 647-779-5696 or visit here. Free. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 28 8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. A Celebration of Beethoven. Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Violin Concerto (3rd mvmt); Symphony No.2 in D Op.36. Corey Gemmell, violin. Visit here. Free. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 28 8:00: New Music Concerts/Tapestry Opera. Love Songs: A Saxophony. Music by Ana Sokolovic. Xin Wang, soprano; Wallace Halladay, saxophone; Michael Hidetoshi Mori, stage director. Available on Facebook and Youtube. Visit here. ONLINE. 

NEW!! Nov 29 3:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. String Concert. Vivaldi: Concerto in B-flat for violin & cello RV547; Glière: 8 Pieces for violin and cello Op.39; Kodàly: Duo for violin and cello Op.7; Bottesini: Gran Duo Concertante for violin and bass. Jung Tsai, violin; Rebecca Morton, cello; Talia Hatcher, double-bass; Beth Ann de Sousa, piano. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $30; $20(st). LIVE

NEW!! Nov 29 7:00: Canzona Chamber Players. Theresa Rudolph & Csaba Koczó in a Live-streamed Recital. Martinů: Duo No.1 for violin and viola H313 “Three Madrigals”; Mozart: Duo No.1 in G for violin and viola K423; Drew Jurecka: “You Are My Sunshine” Tasting Menu. Theresa Rudolph, viola; Csaba Koczó, violin. Visit here for the link. ONLINE 

NEW!! Dec 02 4:30: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA). Moving Artists Forward. A Conversation with Managers Kathy Domoney and Andrew Kwan. Two of Canada’s foremost artists managers have devised new programs to move their artists forward. They discuss their new initiatives in the latest Zoom conversation. Debra Chandler, host. Free with pre-registration. Visit here for info or to pre-register. ZOOM  

NEW!! Dec 02 7:00: Tafelmusik. Tafel Talks: Music as Resistance. Online panel discussion. Exploring how music has given voice to resistance over the centuries, whether political, religious, social, or economic. Torquil Campbell, musician; Kate Helsen, educator; Reginald Mobley, countertenor; Raha Javanfar, moderator. Visit here or call 1-833-964-6337. $15. Discussion will be followed by a short Q&A. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 03 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Beethoven 250 Festival. Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D Op.36; “Abscheulicher, wo eilst Du hin?”, "Gott, welch Dunkel hier!”, and “O namenlose Freude” from Fidelio. Canadian Opera Company Orchestra; Johannes Debus, conductor; Adrienne Pieczonka, soprano; Michael König, tenor.  416-408-0208 or $50. LIVESTREAM 

NEW!! Dec 04 12:00_noon: Metropolitan United Church. Friday Noon at Met. Purcell: Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation; and works by Wolf, Grieg and Gordon. Chelsea Van Pelt, soprano; Andrea Van Pelt, piano. Visit here for link. ONLINE 

NEW!! Dec 04 12:00_noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPO Music Performance S41E05. New music performances by members and friends of the SPO. Today's theme: Celebrating the SPO’s 40th Anniversary Online. Details here. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 04 7:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ.Series #45 with Faith Amour Duo. Free. Information here. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 04 7:00: The Music Gallery. Emergents I: Reroots. Curated by Sara Constant and ML Gamboa. Tamayugé and masc4masc. The event will be streamed via Facebook and Twitch. Visit here for information. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 04 7:30: Upper Canada Choristers/Cantemos Latin Ensemble. Comfort and Joy: A Holiday Offering. Vivaldi: Gloria; Laurie Evan Fraser: Comfort and Joy; Villancicos de Navidad; sing-along carols. Hye Won Cecilia Lee, piano. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510 or or LIVESTREAM.

NEW!! Dec 04 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Triumph of Optimism. Haydn: Symphony No.28 in A Hob.I/28; Schumann: Symphony No.2 in C Op.61. Visit here for links. Choose what you pay from $15. Available until Dec 6 at 11:59pm. ONLINE


Global Toronto 2021 (GT21). Online Jun 14-18, 2021. GT21 Artist Submissions are open now through 11:59pm on December 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


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 

Esprit Orchestra. Soundbites: Brian Harman - I Hit My Head and Everything Changed. An excerpt from the world premiere performance conducted by Alex Pauk and performed by Esprit Orchestra in Koerner Hall on October 6, 2019 The work was created in collaboration with visual artist Moira Ness, who sets the music to video art projections which are included in this Soundbite video. Click here to watch the video. Click here to listen to a Soundbite Insight with Alex Pauk in conversation with Brian Harman and Moira Ness. 

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

NEW!! 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


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


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


NEW!! 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.

NEW!! 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.


Esprit Orchestra. Filmbites Clip #3: Excerpt from Ned Rorem’s String Symphony--Nocturne and Scherzo, as performed by Esprit Orchestra in Larry Weinstein's 1989 film For the Whales. The film explores the theme of preserving our environment through artistic and musical meditations in celebration of the majestic whale. Click here to watch. ONLINE

Esprit Orchestra. Soundbites. The latest Soundbite in our series is an excerpt from the world premiere performance of Christopher Thornborrow's Trompe l'œil, conducted by Alex Pauk and performed by Esprit Orchestra in Koerner Hall on March 24, 2019. Visit here to watch this performance. Visit here to watch a Soundbites Insight related to this event. ONLINE

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. Click here here to watch NMC Presents: Anima featuring Sanya Eng - Harp & Ryan Scott - Percussion or here to watch NMC Presents: Cello Masterworks featuring David Hetherington. 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

NEW!! 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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