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ETCeteras listings are based on information sent to WholeNote in advance by event presenters. Due to current COVID-19 circumstances, some events may subsequently be cancelled or postponed. Please visit presenters' websites or contact them directly for updated information. The deadline for the next weekly update is Tue Nov 24 at 6pm. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!


NEW!! Nov 21 3:30: Fazioli. Piano Recital with Daniel Vnukowski. On the longest piano in the world - the Fazioli F308! Bagatelles by Beethoven & Steve Lebetkin. Daniel Vnukowski, piano. Visit here for the recital and to engage directly with Daniel during the pre-concert talk. $10 registration fee. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 21 7:00: Confluence Concerts. A Purcell Remembrance: The Exaltation of Poetry. Jeanne Lamon, violin; Chloe Kim, violin; Rebecca Genge, soprano; Patricia O'Callaghan, soprano; Sinéad White, soprano; and many others. Visit here for details. Available for 2 weeks on Confluence Concerts' YouTube channel. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 21 7:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Guitar Recital: Johan Smith. Advance registration via Eventbrite is required. Suggested donation of $20 per person can be made during registration. Visit here or call 416-964-8298. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 21 7:00: Karen Schuessler Singers. I Dream a World: An Online Concert of Hope. Works by Ola Gjeilo, Oscar Peterson, Rodgers & Hammerstein and others. ONLINE, . Visit here for information. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 21 7:30: Toronto Mozart Players. Mozart Concert. Leopold Mozart: Trumpet Concerto; W. A. Mozart: Horn Duos; Selected arias; David Bowser: Canon for Five Voices in Self-Isolation & Sonata for Unaccompanied Trumpet. Andrew McCandless, trumpet; Amy Moodie, soprano; Rachel Miller, mezzo; David Walsh, tenor; Diane Doig; Neil Spaulding. Visit here for tickets & information. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 21 8:00 Alliance Française. Guitar Recital: Stephane Wrembel et ses invités. Pre-purchase tickets here. LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Nov 21 8:00: Array Music. The Music of Bruce A. Russell. Array Ensemble. Visit here for information. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 22 3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Beethoven 250 Festival & Chamber Music Series. Beethoven: String Quartet No.7 in F Op.59 No.1 (“Razumovsky” 1); Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat Op.73 (“Emperor”) (arr. Lachman). Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano; Rolson String Quartet; Jeffrey Beecher, double bass. 416-408-0208 or visit here. $50. LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Nov 22 4:00: Travel by Sound. Paul DeLong's ONE WORD. Fusion classics from The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Jeff Beck and Return to Forever. Paul DeLong, drums; Marco Luciani, keyboards; Michael Murray, guitar; Victoria Yeh, electric violin; Steve Lucas, bass. Visit here or call 416-799-0737. $40 single concert or $100 for Full-Series Pass (6 concerts). Travel by Sound runs September 2020 - February 2021. Get Unlimited replays until the end of March 2021. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 26 8:00: Tafelmusik. Passions of the Soul. Curated and directed by Elisa Citterio. Lalande: Chaconne; Locatelli: Sinfonia funebre; Telemann: “La Bourse” Suite. Visit here or call 1-833-964-6337. $30. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 27 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Songmasters Series: Elliot Madore: Troubled Times. Works by Fauré, Vaughan Williams and Samuel Barber. Elliot Madore, baritone; Rachel Andrist, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or visit here. $30. LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Nov 27 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera presents A Little Nacht Music. Join us for an operatic concert with repertoire ranging from Mozart to Sondheim. A ZOOM link will be posted 24 hours before the concert. Visit here for more information. Also Nov 28. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 27 8:00: Sultans of String. ZOOM Concert #3: Refuge Edition. Sultans of String, Tamar Ilana, Donné Roberts, Amir Amiri, Dr. Duke Redbird, Ahmed Moneka, Selcuk Suna, Béla Fleck and more. Visit here. Link becomes live at 7:30 pm. 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 

NEW!! 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


Nov 22: ORMTA Central Toronto Branch. Online Composition Master Class. Submission deadline: Nov 13 @ 11:59pm. Information at 416-485-6562. $40. In celebration of Canada Music Week (Nov 22-28), this Composition Master Class is led by composer clinician Christopher Norton. Email Avila Lotoski here for information. ONLINE


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

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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