It is hard to believe that we are on the cusp of welcoming our 25th Season, so forgive us if we are waxing a bit nostalgic. This season, we revisit all our favourite haunts – we spend a day following our beloved Schubert around, we embrace the magic of 3/4 time with a languorous waltz, we tip our hats to Beethoven above all (and after all), and we imagine the intersections – and missed connections – of some of our
composer friends.

Off Centre Music Salon began as an attempt to find the magical, inclusive atmosphere of the Viennese and Parisian Salons of the 19th Century. At a time when the concert hall experience had become almost clinical in its austerity, we felt the need, more than ever, to go back to a time when music was intimately shared, when concerts told a story and created personal connections for audience and performer alike.

This fall, we welcome you back to our “home” at Toronto’s Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre – to do just that. To put the daily grind on hold and together, to take a slow meander through the world of yesterday.

See you soon,

Inna Perkis and Boris Zarankin
Founders and Artistic Directors
Off Centre Music Salon
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Photo by: Elise Newman