The demise of Toronto Masque Theatre was never likely to lead to the retirement of Larry Beckwith from the Toronto scene and it hasn’t. He’s back with a new concert series called Confluence that describes itself as a “a new interdisciplinary, cross-cultural multi-media (many-hyphened) project”. There’s a Pay What You Can kick off next Sunday, 16th September, at St. Thomas’ Church at 383 Huron Street at 2.30pm where there will be performances and readings featuring many of the season’s artists plus food and drink.
The concert line-up is as follows:
- October 20th 2018, Ernest Balmer Studio, Songs of Sovereignty; poems, songs and stories cabaret style.
- November 17th 2018, St. Thomas’, The Legacies of François Couperin and Claude Debussy with Tom Allen and Larry Beckwith.
- January 26th 2019, St. Thomas’, Centuries of Souls; Matthew Larkin, Opus 8 and Schola Magdalena with works by Messiaen, Ockeghem and Hildegard von Bingem.
- April 5th and 6th 2019, Ernest Balmer Studio, Henry Purcell Reimagined; Patricia O’Callaghan, Andrew Downing, Suba Sankaran and others with a new twist on Purcell.
- June 1st 2019, St. Thomas’, At the River; an otherwise unspecified season wrap up.
Concerts start at 8pm with a 7.15pm pre show chat. Tickets are $30 per show (students $20) or $125 for the season (students $80).