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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 have been cancelled or postponed. Please visit presenters' websites or contact them directly for updated information. The deadline for the next weekly update is Tue Nov 17 at 6pm. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!

DAILY LISTINGS

NEW!! Nov 13 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SPOGreatMusic Podcast S41E05. Featuring interviews with special guests. Host: Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Today’s theme: Beethoven: The Man and His Chamber Music - Part 2. Information and themes available on our website here. PODCAST

NEW!! Nov 13 7:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Canadian Online Jazz Festival Featuring the TD Niagara Jazz Festival. An online presentation featuring the best of our 2020 season livestreams. Please visit our Facebook and YouTube pages. LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Nov 14 7:00: Vera Causa Opera/Contemporary School of Dance. Hansel and Gretel: The Movie. This movie will be presented in English with optional subtitles. Information available here. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 14 8:00: Elora Singers. Hope & Refuge. Jake Runestad: The Hope of Living (song cycle) and works by Gjeilo, Eisenvalds, Dove, Paulus, and others. Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Choose your price. For tickets, visit here. Available to Dec 4. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 14 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. World Music & Recovered Concerts Series: Kuné – Canada’s Global Orchestra and Moskitto Bar. Visit here to access.  FREE LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Nov 20 12:00 noon: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Music Performance S41E04. New music performances by members and friends of the SPO. Full performance details can be found here. Today’s theme: Beethoven: The Man and His Chamber Music - Part 2. ONLINE

NEW!! Nov 20 2:00: Art Gallery of Ontario. AGO Live: Hello from the Other Side - Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Art Gallery of Ontario, Walker Court, 317 Dundas St. W. . Free with gallery admission. Also at 4pm. Please book a timed-entry ticket here. LIVE

NEW!! Nov 20 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. GGS Operas Series: Glenn Gould School Fall Opera: Kurt Weill's "The Seven Deadly Sins" and William Bolcom's "Lucrezia". Visit here for more information. FREE ONLINE

CONFERENCES

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

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

Daniel Vnukowski: Piano Recitals. For information visit here. 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

MASTER CLASSES

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

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

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED

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

NEW!! 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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