May 04, 2020

Community Voices

by David Perlman

Middle of April I sent out an email  (you might have seen in your inbox) containing four or five questions that would form the basis of a story planned for the May/June issue of The WholeNote, and inviting anyone who…
May 04, 2020

Listening habits blighted by COVID’s curse | No pleasure in solitary listening when it’s no longer a choice

by Robert Harris

As we enter into this extraordinary exercise in willed sensory deprivation that is our new reality (and how bizarre it is), I have found myself surprised by almost all of my reactions to the coronavirus. Not the least of which…
May 03, 2020

Concert report: A performance of Pauline Oliveros’s music makes it online – and international

by Wendalyn Bartley

Contrast these two scenarios: the time is spring 1979, and I have gathered with several others at the Music Gallery’s original location on St. Patrick Street to hear a concert of music by Pauline Oliveros – or at least that’s…
April 14, 2020

With “BIG GIRL & Friends,” Canadian musical theatre artists come together – online

by Jennifer Parr

We are living in unprecedented times. With live performance banned until the current global COVID-19 pandemic is under control, artists of all genres are using their imaginations to find new ways to virtually connect with their colleagues and audiences. One…
March 27, 2020

How They So Softly Rest

by Brian Chang

There’s never before been a time like this for the arts community. And we’re all in disarray. I’m feeling disconnected from my musical community, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the wider connected cultural family of the Toronto live classical music…
March 27, 2020

Bitten by the Book Bug: Baritone Brett Polegato

by Lydia Perović

I had heard through the musician grapevine that baritone Brett Polegato owns a remarkable library, but putting in a request to poke around someone’s house and then write about it is not the easiest of asks. This March, however, after…
March 26, 2020

The End of the CBC ... Again? The case for culture in plague-saturated times

by Robert Harris

At the end of February, Tony Burman, former head of CBC News, in his column in The Toronto Star, more or less approvingly quoted the conclusions of two Canadian media professors, Chris Waddell and David Taras, from their recent book,…
March 26, 2020

Concert report: Tapestry’s Songbook X Livestream ushers in digital musicking

by Sophie Bisson

Editor’s note: Since the concert covered here, where a reduced team of Tapestry artists and production staff put together a livestream performance, more stringent physical distancing precautions have been recommended by community and government groups. We currently do not recommend…
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