There was a busy weekend for Canadian music in Toronto in mid-March, with centenary celebrations for John Weinzweig at the University of Toronto, an Array concert, and an all Canadian piano recital by Dr. Réa Beaumont at the Glenn Gould Studio.
Hello again, fellow explorers of Centrestreams! Have I mentioned how great it is that I get to spend this time listening to tons of new music as part of my job? It certainly has been an education for me. I must confess that I haven't always been a fan of new music, and even now find much of it daunting and difficult. Getting to immerse myself in the over 16,000 tracks that we stream on Centrestreams has opened up an amazing amount of exciting, interesting music that I hope all our web users and music lovers are taking advantage of!
As anyone who read my last post on Lori Freedman knows, I freely admit to not always being a lover of contemporary music. In my relatively recent goal of getting to know and better understand the music of the composers we promote at the CMC, I have found myself becoming a much more open listener.
Water has always been a popular subject amongst composers. Last Thursday's concert given by Adam Sherkin at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, titled Water Makes You Dream, illustrates why water remains so fascinating.
Despite warnings of the temperature dropping and possible flurries this evening (???), I am convinced that spring is happening. On my daily commute through Toronto's Rosedale Valley Road I have noticed a lot of beautiful green ground cover appearing, and an explosion of tiny blue flowers covering the area at the corner of Rosedale Valley and Park. It's happening. It's all happening.