Classical Music in Canada - CCMC Peer Session


Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Location: Halton, Hotel Intercontinental Toronto Centre

Moderator: Barbara Scales, Latitude 45, Arts Promotion

Panelists: Jennifer Taylor (Music Toronto), Chris Lorway (Soundstreams), John Miller (Stratford Summer Music), Marilyn Gilbert (MGAM Inc.)

The world of classical music in Canada: panelists include partners from artists to audience and a variety of collaborators who build the bridges and open the portals in between the two.


Barbara Scales

1982-present Founder and Director of Latitude 45/Arts Promotion, Artist Management and Agency, representing artists in all fields of the performing arts including classical and contemporary music, dance, theatre and children’s entertainment. Latitude 45 works globally with one-third of its activities in Canada, one-third in the United States and one third in Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America.

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is Artistic Producer & GM of Music TORON TO, chamber music presenter. After a career in university teaching (English literature) and general consulting, she is starting her 24th year at MTO. She is committed to its mandate of presenting mainly string quartets, solo pianists and young(er) Canadian artists, traditional and contemporary music, and Canadian composers, artists and music.

Chris Lorway

Chris Lorway is the Executive Director of Soundstreams, a Toronto-based music presenter that commissions, develops, and showcases the work of contemporary Canadian composers and their international counterparts. Prior to this, Chris spent five seasons as the founding Artistic Director of the Luminato Festival in Toronto where he shaped and implemented the festival's artistic vision and program. Chris has over 20 years of experience in the arts and cultural sector.

John Miller

John A. Miller is the Artistic Producer of Stratford Summer Music, a dynamic six-week music festival which he founded in 2001 and has directed for 14 seasons; in 2012 Gramophone magazine included Stratford Summer Music among its highlights of the summer season in North America, the only Canadian festival in the magazine's top twelve events for this continent. A former National Director of the Canadian Music Centre, Executive Director of The Glenn Gould Foundation, and President of his own arts management company, Cultural Support Services Inc., John was nominated for CAPACOA's Presenter of the Year honours at its 2013 national convention.

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