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Tributes to mark composer John Weinzweig’s 100th birthday

Tributes to mark composer John Weinzweig’s 100th birthday

February 25, 2013
National

"Had he lived a few years beyond a remarkable 93, Toronto composer John Weinzweig would have celebrated his 100th birthday March 11.

In his absence, the party is going on anyway, highlighted by a March 8 centenary concert at the University of Toronto’s Walter Hall, curated by Soundstreams artistic director Lawrence Cherney, and a March 9 day of lectures and lecture recitals, introduced by the composer’s son Daniel, at the university’s Edward Johnnson Building. On March 11, a lunchtime performance by the Cecilia Quartet, again at Walter Hall, will be followed by the unveiling of a commemorative plaque for the former Weinzweig family home on College Street, as part of the City of Toronto’s Legacy Project..."

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