About

LARRY BECKWITH, ARTISTIC PRODUCER

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Larry Beckwith  has been called a “musical polymath” for his wide-ranging professional experience and interests. He holds undergraduate and graduate music degrees from the University of Toronto, and has been a radio producer, sound designer, singer, baroque violinist, journalist, university sessional instructor, teacher and festival programmer. By day, he runs the celebrated strings program at the arts-intensive Unionville High School. He has also conducted four mainstage productions for Toronto Operetta Theatre – John Beckwith’s Taptoo!, La Vie Parisienne by Jacques Offenbach, Ernest, The Importance of Being by Victor Davies and . As the Artistic Director of Los Gavilanes by  Jacinto Guerrero. From 2003-2018, as Artistic Director of Toronto Masque Theatre, Larry Beckwith put into play his intense interest in presenting multi-discplinary, eclectic programs featuring music, dance, theatre and other performing arts disciplines in innovative, open and entertaining ways. Always of the highest calibre, brimming with a palpable combination of intellect and joy and wide-ranging in their historical scope, TMT productions were a reflection of Beckwith’s innovative and unpretentious approach to performance.

CONFLUENCE

Confluence – “an act or process of merging” – is a company of diverse creative artists dedicated to intimate, thought-provoking, entertaining and moving presentations with a focus on:

  • Cabarets curated by a wide cross-section of Toronto’s leading musicians
  • Anniversary programs celebrating important figures in music
  • Salons and lectures on a wide variety of musical topics
  • Commissions of new works by Canadian creative artists
  • Special programs of rarely-performed sacred and spiritual music
  • The launch of a new podcast series, entitled “Confluence: The Podcast” to be housed on the brand-new Confluence website

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