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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 have been cancelled or postponed. Please visit presenters' websites or contact them directly for updates. The deadline for the next weekly update is Tue Feb 09 at 6pm. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!

DAILY LISTINGS

ONGOING!! Jan 22 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Mozart & Tchaikovsky. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Tchaikovsky: Sinfonia in e-flat Op.30a. Nurhan Arman, conductor. To view the livestream and performance video until Feb 20, 2021 visit the Sinfonia Toronto website. $15. LIVESTREAM ONLINE

Feb 05 7:00: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. The Voice / La voix. Text by Jean Cocteau. Music by François Poulenc. Double bill of Jean Cocteau’s one-act play The Voice and Francis Poulenc's opera La voix humaine. Chilina Kennedy, actor (Elle); Mariam Khalil, soprano (Elle); Narmina Afandiyeva, piano; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. Visit Opera in Concert's website. Available Feb 5-19. ONLINE

NEW!! Feb 06 7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. Sonik Boom. Janet Rogers: Stereo Ribbons; tsi tkaronhya ke; Sky Woman Falling. Call 705-386-0880 or visit NAISA Tickets or NAISA Wireless Performances. $10. Location issued after advance registration. ONLINE

NEW!! Feb 07 7:00: INNERchamber Inc. Lost & Found. Pam Gerrand: Original songs; Toru Takemitsu: Toward the Sea; Poetry of Rumi and others. Pam Gerrand, singer/narrator; Gerard Yun, shakuhachi; Daniel Ramjattan, guitar; INNERchamber Ensemble. Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. innerchamber.ca. $35(livestream); $10(arts/st). Concert is live and includes a take-out meal for those who live in Stratford. LIVE & LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Feb 07 7:30: Art of Time Ensemble. Magic and Loss: A Tribute to Lou Reed. Tom Wilson; Margo & Michael Timmins; John Southworth; Sarah Slean; The Art of Time Ensemble. Visit the Art of Time Ensemble. Free. ONLINE

NEW!! Feb 08 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. In Conversation with Brainerd Blyden-Taylor. Nathaniel Dett Chorale Founder and Artistic Director D. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor in conversation with TMC Associate Conductor Simon Rivard about the impetus behind the founding of the ensemble, and the musical and cultural imperatives that inform its repertoire. Visit Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. ONLINE

NEW!! Feb 11 7:30: Storytelling Toronto. Toronto: A Love Story in Words and Music. Bruce Bell; Backseat Balladeers; and Jim Betts. Call 416-656-2445. PWYC. Suggested $10. ZOOM

NEW!! Feb 12: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Demand: Beethoven Septet. Curated by Jonathan Crow. Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Op.20; Schubert: String Trio in B-flat D471; Emilie LeBel: Haareis auf morschem Holz (Hair Ice on Rotten Wood). Visit TSO On Demand or call 416-598-3375. Available until Mar 4. ONLINE

NEW!! Feb 12 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Livestream Concerts: Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert Series. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free. ONLINE

ETCETERAS

Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Visit Arts@Home to learn more about this exciting collaborative initiative. 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 Ottawa Chamberfest. 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

NEW!! Esprit Orchestra. Soundbites: RBC Associate Composer/Conductor Eugene Astapov in Conversation with New Wave Composer Stephanie Orlando. Eugene Astapov sits down with composer Stephanie Orlando, whose upcoming Esprit commission will be premiered as part of our New Wave Festival. Find out more about Orlando's artistic processes and philosophies, and what she is currently working on for Esprit audiences! Visit Esprit Soundbites Insights. 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. Sonic Grace: A NMC Audio Diary. Canadian pianist, contemporary music expert, and long-time collaborator of NMC, Stephen Clarke. To hear Marianne Schroeder perform Giacinto Scelsi's Un Adieu along with a scrolling score, visit here. ONLINE 

NEW!! Niagara Symphony Orchestra: Mozart’s Gran Partita. Mozart's Serenade for 13 winds, better known as Gran Partita, offers the pinnacle of Classical-era Harmoniemusik for small wind ensembles. Hear the NSO wind players front and center. In six parts on Jan 29, Feb 1, 3, 5, 8 & 10. Videos are free to view and share. Visit the Niagara Symphony website for more information. 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

WORKSHOPS

NEW!! Feb 07 1:30: Stéphane Potvin. Renaisssance Songs and Dances Workshop. Stéphane Potvin, conductor and presenter. Visit Toronto Early Music Players Organization (TEMPO) or call 416-537-6611. ONLINE

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