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Volume 25 Issue 1 - September 2019

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Vol 1 of our 25th season is now here! And speaking of 25, that's how many films in the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival editor Paul Ennis, in our Eighth Annual TIFF TIPS, has chosen to highlight for their particular musical interest. Also inside: Rob Harris looks through the Rear View Mirror at past and present prognostications about the imminent death of classical music; Mysterious Barricades and Systemic Barriers are Lydia Perović's preoccupations in Art of Song; Andrew Timar reflects on the evolving priorities of the Polaris Prize; and elsewhere, it's chocks away as yet another season creaks or roars (depending on the beat) into motion. Welcome back.

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Sunday October 6, 2019 8:00pm Concert | 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat | Koerner Hall I Hit My Head and Everything Changed ESPRIT ORCHESTRA Buy Tickets espritorchestra.com Koerner Hall Box Office 416 408 0208 Season Sponsor Follow us Alex Pauk, Founding Music Director & Conductor

2501_Sept19_Cover.indd 1 2019-08-21 4:01 PM Volume 25 No 1 | September 2019 ON OUR COVER 25th SEASON! Vol 25 No 1 SEPTEMBER 2019 CONCERT LISTINGS | FEATURES | REVIEWS MUSIC IN FILM MUSIC AND HEALTH Our 8th Annual Relaxed Performances TIFF TIPS Bring Barriers Down “Summerspace” from Alla Kovgan’s Cunningham IN HIS OWN WORDS Walter Homburger Remembered PHOTO: MKO MALKHASYAN The 3D documentary CUNNINGHAM, directed by Alla Kovgan, with cinematography by Mko Malkhasyan, premieres this month at TIFF. The image on our cover features dancers Ashley Chen and Melissa Toogood in Summerspace, which was first performed in 1958: choreographed by Merce Cunningham to music by Morton Feldman, with pointillist costumes and décor by Robert Rauschenberg. FEATURES 7 OPENER | Ludwig Has Just Reached 40,000! | DAVID PERLMAN 8 MUSIC IN FILM | 8th Annual TIFF TIPS | PAUL ENNIS 12 PLANTING NOT PAVING | The Sound of Surprise – Guelph Jazz Festival | STUART BROOMER 14 PROFILE | Walter Homburger – In His Own Words | DAVID PERLMAN 16 CANADIAN MUSIC | Neil Crory’s Legacy of Support | DAVID JAEGER 56 WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDEN | MJ BUELL 76 REARVIEW MIRROR | A Look Back at the Future of Classical Music | ROBERT HARRIS “ This album is pure nostalgia for me [...] because of the evocative nature of the music.” Janina Fialkowska piano Just Released! 12

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