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Larry Beckwith

Beckwith’s Confluence Series a Calculated Risk That Promises Great Rewards

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For those familiar with Larry Beckwith’s work, it will come as no surprise that the new Confluence concert series is a delightful medley of juxtaposing ideas. Under his artistic direction, the new series explores all sorts of ideas culturally and historically. It reflects a new energy while deeply rooted in the kind of performing arts experience Beckwith is known to bring to an audience.

The idea for Confluence goes back four years, when Beckwith made the decision to bring Toronto Masque Theatre to a close. “I wanted to get out of the opera world, which can be exhausting and all encompassing, but I also felt responsibility not to walk away from everything that we have built.”

Beckwith is not just referring to the loyal audience that he has built over the years, but also the strong artistic relationships he has cultivated with numerous composers and performing artists in Canada and abroad. The successes of their previous collaborations were founded on mutual trust and respect, and in the Confluence Series, the artists get a say right at the concept stage of the concerts.

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Experience the delightful and entertaining Arlecchino Allegro

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Arlecchino Allegro blended together the traditions of clown, improvisation and chamber music in a very entertaining manner.

Under the artistic direction of Larry Beckwith, Toronto Masque Theatre celebrated its 10th year anniversary this past weekend with their annual cabaret. This year, they shared the stage with members of the internationally known Gorgonetrevich Corps de Ballet Nationale (GCdBN), with whom they had worked in 2003 in Tears Of A Clown. That show was so successful, they decided to update it this year as Arlecchino Allegro. which ran from January 23-25 last week in the beautiful historic Enoch Turner Schoolhouse.

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