Larry Beckwith’s innovative new series of concerts, Confluence, has just announced an addition to the season.
The first is a salon concert; Music Has No Borders: In Memory Of Walter Unger on March 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm. It will take place at 7:30 pm on Monday March 4th in The Atrium at 21 Shaftesbury Avenue and will feature lectures and performances by Canadian composers John Beckwith and Alice Ping Hee Ho, pianist Gregory Oh, bassist Andrew Downing and clarinetist Majd Sekkar. Tickets are available at the door and at bemusednetwork.com for $25.
The program of this special salon presentation musical salon is in memory of Walter Unger, who was a patron and driving force behind Toronto Masque Theatre and who hosted several seasons of salon events for TMT at the Atrium of 21 Shaftesbury Avenue. It will include:
- A personal memory of the Hungarian-Canadian composer Istvan Anhalt (1919-2012) by his close friend, Canadian composer John Beckwith.
- A performance of excerpts of Four Portraits from Memory by Anhalt, played on the piano by Gregory Oh.
- A short talk by Alice Ping Yee Ho about her new piece entitled Witch on Thin Ice, which will be premiered by Confluence Concerts next season.
- An interactive performance and chat with Confluence associate Andrew Downing and his friend, the Syrian clarinetist Majd Sekkar.
The season then continues as originally announced.