As Toronto begins to re-open, leaders from performing arts organizations will discuss how they adapted their programming for the pandemic, and what they see as the future of the performing arts as we move forward into the “new normal.”


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Live music and theatre are two of the oldest modes of cultural production, artistic expression, and storytelling. During the COVID-19 pandemic, audiences around the world began experiencing the performing arts in a whole new way: online. As Toronto begins to reopen, leaders from performing arts organizations will discuss how they adapted their programming for the pandemic, and what they see as the future of the performing arts as we move forward into the “new normal.”

The Future of Performing Arts is a two-part panel discussion on the Virtual J platform. The first conversation, on August 17. discussed theatrical productions. On Monday, August 24 our focus will shift to live music and musical performances.

Click here to watch the live stream on August 24 at 8PM

A Conversation on the Future of Music with:

Jonathan Campbell is the Head of Programs at Small World Music. After spending a decade in Beijing drumming, as well as writing and promoting music, he wrote Red Rock: The Long Strange March of Chinese Rock and Roll. He has worked with many of Toronto’s major cultural institutions in communications, outreach, and programming, and was a recent APAP Leadership Fellow.

Born in Guyana, Menon Dwarka returned to Canada after almost 20 years in New York City, serving as Music Program Director for the 92nd Street Y, Harlem School of the Arts and Greenwich House. Since his arrival in 2013, Menon has contributed greatly to Toronto’s cultural ecology by serving on many boards of Canadian arts institutions. He is the former artistic director of Arts Etobicoke and Managing Director of 918 Bathurst. Menon is currently the Artistic Director at Soundstreams.

Carol Kehoe is an accomplished arts leader with more than 30 years of management experience in the arts and media sectors. She has worked with regional orchestras, theatre, museums and arts councils, as well as the private sector. She is committed to presenting art as an experience and connector for the wellbeing of communities, providing artists with a space for creativity. Carol Kehoe is the Executive Director of Tafelmusik.

Eric Stein is an award-winning mandolinist, bassist, bandleader, artistic director and producer, and has been a prominent figure in Canada’s folk, world, and Jewish-roots music scenes for over 20 years. Eric performs in a variety of musical styles, from Klezmer and Brazilian music to classic rock and folk, with such groups as Beyond the Pale, Tio Chorinho, the Ger Mandolin Orchestra, King Harvest and Eat a Peach. Eric is the Artistic Director of the Ashkenaz Festival, one of the world’s largest celebrations of Jewish music and culture.

Click here to watch the live stream on August 17 at 8PM


Register your FREE account on Virtual JCC.

Step 1: Visit VirtualJCC.com/register and fill in your information into the Create a free account now section.

Step 2: Go to Live Stream section and look for the session you are interested in watching. If you can’t find it, go to the top right search tool.

Step 3: Click on stream and wait for it to begin. Use the chat box to ask questions.

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

In Partnership with:

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Miles Nadal JCC, Small World Music, Soundstreams, Tafelmusik, Ashkenaz Festival

Start Date August 24, 2020

8:00 PM






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