January 15, 2020

Music and the Movies: From TIFF 2019 to the 2020 Oscars

by Paul Ennis

As movies from last fall’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) continue opening and the awards season advances towards Oscar glory on February 9, we’re checking in on the status of some of the films we spotlighted in our eighth annual…
January 15, 2020

In Conversation: Ted Gioia’s "Music - A Subversive History"

by Lydia Perovic

What if true innovation always comes from the outsider, the marginal and the underdog? Prominent American arts journalist and music historian Ted Gioia took this idea for a walk across the centuries in his new book Music: A Subversive History…
December 18, 2019

2019 in review: WholeNote staff picks

by The WholeNote Staff

The coming of 2020 signals—among other holiday traditions—reflections on the past year in art and music. Rather than compile a unified ‘best of’ list, however, it felt more appropriate to share the individual thoughts of some of our writers and…
December 18, 2019

Concert report: MELANCHOLIAC puts Scott Walker’s music centre stage

by David Olds

I first heard MELANCHOLIAC: The Music of Scott Walker, written and created by Adam Paolozza with music director Gregory Oh, at the Summerworks festival back in 2015. It was re-mounted at Niagara’s In the Soil arts festival the following year.…
November 28, 2019

The Trombone Shall Sound? Mozart’s Handel’s Messiah: An Orchestra Librarian’s Nightmare

by Gary Corrin

For many North American orchestras, playing in the pit for ballet performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is a common holiday tradition. This was my experience, first as a clarinetist and then as an orchestra librarian. My first encounter with Messiah as…
November 28, 2019

The Art of Falling: Laurie Anderson at 21C

by Wendalyn Bartley

Deep in the heart of Toronto’s upcoming winter, the poignant and idiosyncratic composer, violinist, singer, filmmaker, storyteller and electronics virtuoso, Laurie Anderson, will be appearing at the seventh edition of the Royal Conservatory’s 21C Music Festival. The Art of Falling…
November 28, 2019

Turning Points | Cheryl Duvall: From Harbour Launch to Innermost Songs

by David Jaeger

On Sunday evening, December 8 at 8:30, pianist, impresario and all-around creative spark plug, Cheryl Duvall, is doing something at the Tranzac Club she’s never done before: launching her first full-length recording as a piano soloist. It’s not that she…
November 28, 2019

Wonderful Alchemy – Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical

by Jennifer Parr

“Anyone can make aloo gobi, but who can bend a ball like Beckham?” One of the most exciting shows coming up in December is a new production of Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical, the musical version of the beloved…
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