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The Happenstancers Reimagine J.S. Bach in ‘Fugue State’

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Quebec composer Claude Vivier and J.S. Bach may seem an odd pairing, but The Happenstancers’ upcoming chamber recital, FUGUE STATE, promises to blend the canonic with the contemporary in an innovative program inspired by Bach’s seminal The Well-Tempered Clavier. The performance takes place on December 17th at The Costume House Loft. That’s 165 Geary Avenue near Dupont and Dufferin in downtown Toronto.

The Happenstancers is the shared vision of co-directors Brad Cherwin and Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh. It’s knack is to combine cutting-edge contemporary repertoire with expressive works from the traditional canon, and features a rotating cast of innovative voices on Toronto’s classical scene.

This night will feature Works by Claude Vivier, Ann Southam, Omar Daniel, Pascal Dusapin, and Augusta Read Thomas, all bumping elbows with Bach’s fugues.

The list of talent performing the works is impressive including the founders of The Happenstancers’ and members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Hamilton Phil Orch.

Brad Cherwin joined Mark Wigmore on The Oasis with more…

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