Salon 1
Canada in Words and Music

The many voices and perspectives on the story of Canada.

25 September 2017, 7:30 p.m.
The Atrium at 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Summerhill subway

We start our fourteenth season with a very special salon, exploring the voices and perspectives on the complex story of Canada.

Hosted by Larry Beckwith, the salon features performances from singers from the studio of Elizabeth McDonald at the University of Toronto and interviews with Alexina Louie, composer, Alex Pauk, conductor and founder/artistic director of Esprit Orchestra, and Lawrence Wiliford, co-artistic director of the Canadian Art Song Project, about their personal experiences and contributions to the life of music in Canada.

Featuring

Larry Beckwith, host
Alexina Louie, composer
Alex Pauk, composer, conductor and founder/artistic director of Esprit Orchestra
Lawrence Wiliford, co-artistic director of the Canadian Art Song Project
& members of the Elizabeth McDonald Voice Studio, University of Toronto
Jo Greenaway, pianist

Music by Claude Vivier, Healey Willan, John Weinzweig, Harry Somers, Jean Coulthard, Alexina Louie, Matthew Emery and others.

What does Larry have to say?

"Little did we know, at the outset of planning for the 150th anniversary of confederation that the celebration itself would become so fraught with fresh and important questions about Canada. There is much to celebrate, for sure, and many truths to confront about our complicated past."

Hosted and sponsored by TMT patrons Walter and Marina Unger, the evening will include snacks, tea, coffee, and a cash bar.