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A message from the Governor General

For the past 120 years, the St. James Literary Society Inc. has been merging the social and the cerebral. Through its varied and impressive programming, the organization brings people from the community together. By creating opportunities for learning and dialogue, the Society also
fosters a greater understanding of the world around us.

When we are open and work together, we find the answers to our questions and the solutions to the issues facing our planet. On this milestone anniversary, I commend the members of the St. James Literary Society Inc. and all those whose efforts make it a dynamic and unifying organization.

Never stop being curious, asking questions and exploring new horizons. Keep aiming high!

Julie Payette
The Governor General

 

October 9: Mozart’s Music of Friends

 “A conversation among four intelligent people.”  Goethe, 1829

The common comparisons between chamber music and artful conversation reflect the social settings in which Mozart’s chamber music was originally played—mostly in salons, among
friends, for their own entertainment (rather than in formal concerts). Professor Klorman will discuss how this social context influences how the music was composed and could inspire new ways of listening today.

Schulich School of Music @ 7:30 PM