September 04, 2019

“A New Kind of Water”: guitarist Jessica Ackerley’s ebb and flow

by Colin Story

On August 23, guitarist Jessica Ackerley released A New Kind of Water, a quartet album that features saxophonist Sarah Manning, bassist Mat Muntz and drummer Stephen Boegehold. Recorded at BC Studio in Brooklyn, A New Kind of Water was mixed…
August 29, 2019

8th Annual TIFF TIPS

by Paul Ennis

Once again, it’s time for The WholeNote’s annual guide to films of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in which music plays an important role. This year, circumstances prevented me from viewing more than a few movies in advance so…
August 29, 2019

The Sound of Surprise | Guelph Jazz Festival, September 12-15

by Stuart Broomer

Since its inception in 1994, the Guelph Jazz Festival has devoted itself to the music’s creative and committed dimensions, the sound of surprise rather than the lounge. Its founding artistic director, Ajay Heble, presented vigorous and innovative figures like Randy…
August 29, 2019

In His Own Words | Walter Homburger, January 22, 1924 - July 25, 2019

by David Perlman

“I wonder whether you or one of your colleagues can help?” WholeNote reader Anita Kern wrote to me, on July 15 this year. “I had a copy made long ago of a tape of The Great Gathering. It was in 1987…
August 29, 2019

Neil Crory’s Legacy of Support

by David Jaeger

Much has already been penned in celebration of the remarkable career of the late Neil Crory (1950–2019). The tributes often focus on Crory’s enthusiasm for and support of classical singers in Canada. And indeed Crory’s influence in the musical community…
August 21, 2019

REPRINT, ready for reading: The Musical Stage Company new, news-themed project

by Jennifer Parr

On August 19 to 22 on the 17th floor of the new offices of Canada’s newspaper The Globe and Mail, a remarkable new initiative for fostering the creation of new musicals is taking its first public steps. REPRINT is the…
August 08, 2019

SummerWorks 2019: Music-centric shows to watch

by Jennifer Parr

The SummerWorks Performance Festival is celebrating its 29th year of showcasing new and groundbreaking multidisciplinary theatre, music, and dance in Toronto from August 8 to 18. Though similar to the Fringe in that there are many wildly different companies and…
August 08, 2019

Five music festivals to catch before the end of the summer

by WholeNote Staff

Though many summer festivals have already wrapped up their 2019 editions, the season isn’t over yet. There are a number of late-summer festivals slotted for August and September, both in southern Ontario and further afield. Whether you prefer to make…
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