Friday, July 29, 2005

Toronto Music Garden

One place I discovered while exploring downtown Toronto was the Music Garden........... located on the waterfront at Queen's Quay between Spadina and Bathurst, the Music Garden is not just another horticultural oasis in the middle of the urban jungle, but an open-air temple to classical music. Designed in conjunction with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Music Garden is an interpretation of Bach's Suite No.1 in G major for Unaccompanied Cello using the horticultural medium. The garden is divided into 6 sections: the Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuett, and Gigue, each representing a different movement in the Suite. Music_garden07The Gigue was designed as an outdoor amphitheatre facing a simple flagstone stage beneath a weeping willow tree. During the summer, there are free concerts on Sundays and Thursdays, here is the schedule for 2005. Foofs, let me know how you liked it!

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