Confluence - “an act or process of merging” - presents engaging concerts ranging from jazz to traditional South Asian music, opera to pop, across centuries and cultures. Artistic producer Larry Beckwith and artistic associates Andrew Downing, Marion Newman, Patricia O’Callaghan, and Suba Sankaran collaborate with a wide cross-section of Toronto's rich and diverse arts community to create intimate, thought-provoking programs, including cabarets, anniversary programs celebrating important figures in music, salons and lectures on a wide variety of musical topics, and commissions of new works by Canadian artists. Our 2020/21 online season features: “Something to Live For - A Billy Strayhorn Celebration”; “A Purcell Remembrance - The Exaltation of Poetry”; “Creativity and Aging - The Late Works of Olivier Messiaen and Leonard Cohen”; “The Mandala - The Beauty of Impermanence”; “The Butterfly Project - The Ballade of Chō-Chō San”; “The John Beckwith Songbook - Over 70 Years of Originality”; and “Gracias a la Vida - Spanish Serenades”. In September we launched The Fuse, a monthly podcast that supports the vibrant Canadian music scene with interviews and articles about musicians, artists, and administrators across the country.
“...this series has established itself as one of the most important and consistently interesting in the city.” - John Gilks, Opera Ramblings.