After 13 years of teaching opera courses for Kaleidoscope, Toronto’s esteemed and long-running adult learning program, I’m veering off in an entirely different direction. My new Kaleidoscope course is called Conversations with…and here’s the description.
This a chance to get up close and personal with some of Toronto’s (and Canada’s) leading cultural movers and shakers. Paula Citron has invited seven people of renown to join her in an intimate and candid conversation. The first part will be the Life and Times interview with Ms. Citron’s guest, followed by questions from the audience. It promises to be a lively and provocative two hours.
October 15 – Charles Pachter, visual artist and cultural gadfly
October 22 – Noel Edison, conductor, artistic director of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Elora Festival Singers, founder of the Elora Festival
October 29 –Matthew Jocelyn, theatre director, artistic and general director of Canadian Stage
November 5 – Marshall Pynkoski, theatre director, and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer, co-artistic directors of Opera Atelier
November 12 – William Boyle, chief executive officer, Harbourfront Centre
November 19 – Veronica Tennant, producer, director, and filmmaker, former principal dancer of the National Ballet of Canada
Check out the Kaleidoscope website for details. It will be updated shortly. http://bit.ly/I9fXhF