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Watch Our Video & Smile!

Watch Our Video & Smile! (Press image above to watch excerpts from the High Notes Gala for Mental Health on Feb 1, 2018) We have come a long way We are proud of what we have done. But there is still so much more to do. We need help to survive. We need volunteers and influencers to help out in various…

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HIS STORY!

LLOYD ROBERTSON TALKS HIGH NOTES GALA FOR MENTAL HEALTH Click the hyperlinks to read more and listen to the full interview recorded on Classical 96.3 fm and ZoomerRadio on Thursday January 25th, 2018.

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JENNIFER WALLS in her own words

JENNIFER WALLS in her own words We are thrilled that singer/actress Jennifer Walls will be part of the HIGH NOTES GALA on Feb. 1st. Luba Goy, Lloyd Robertson, Michael Landsberg, Orlando Da Silva and many other musical friends are coming together for an evening of hope and to raise the image of mental illness. Thanks Jennifer for answering our questions…

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BASS-BARITONE GILES TOMKINS about singing for mental health

BASS-BARITONE GILES TOMKINS about singing for mental health Historically music has been powerful in bringing attention to issues needing attention—so why not mental illness? “Music is such a powerful tool,” says bass baritone Giles Tomkins (latest heard in Tosca at the COC and with many interesting upcoming performances including Tapestry Opera’s The Overcoat and Bach’s Peasant Cantata.) “It is a responsibility…

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We won Best Creative Innovation!

We are proud to have been awarded “Best Creative Innovation” at Richmond Hill’s Economic Development Committee’s 7th Creative symposium. Please CLICK HERE to watch the video they created about our Artistic & Executive Director, Ingrid Taheri, to learn more.  

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COMPOSER SAYS NOBODY IS NORMAL

COMPOSER SAYS NOBODY IS NORMAL but we all have unique ability to inspire BY Ingrid Taheri HIGH NOTES AVANTE PRODUCTIONS INC. Ten years after releasing his first self-composed album, I’ll Be Good, Toronto composer and pianist Frank Horvat, has responded musically and personally with an introspective piano album, You Haven’t Been. Inspired by Frank’s struggles with anxiety and depression the…

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High Notes Avante Social

High Notes Avante Social at Richmond Hill’s Pearl Pianos An engaging evening of music & stories of mental health recovery By Ingrid Taheri, HIGH NOTES AVANTE PRODUCTIONS INC. A psychotherapist, speaker and classically trained pianist, Paul Radkowski can tell a recovery story or two—whether his own, his clients’ or that of fellow musicians or well-known composers. Paul, who also is CEO…

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Internship…or Mentorship?

Internship… or Mentorship? By MADISON SIEGER, Communications Intern, HIGH NOTES AVANTE PRODUCTIONS INC. When I first began as a summer intern at High Notes Avante, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. The annual main attraction—the High Notes Gala for Mental Health— had just taken place, after months of preparation, blood, sweat and tears. And while the Gala was a…

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Freeing the Pieces… with Words and Music

FREEING THE PIECES… WITH WORDS AND MUSIC By: MADISON SIEGER, Communications Intern HIGH NOTES AVANTE PRODUCTIONS INC. Jane Haque never imagined the High Notes Gala for Mental Health would have such a strong impact on her life. She was in the process of finishing up her memoir, Freeing the Pieces, but went back and rewrote the last chapters after attending…

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These are their stories…

  These are THEIR stories… Luba Goy! Dan Hill! Ron Korb! Ballet Jorgen! Robert Kortgaard! David W Barber! Bill MacPhee! Dr. Adam Enchin! What could they have in common?They all have a mental health story and are speaking and performing at the 2017 High Notes Gala for Mental Health on Saturday May 6th. The High Notes Gala aims to raise the image of mental illness through the power of words and…

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