Articles by: Ann

Ventanas in Concert at Toronto Pursuits

Ventanas in Concert at Toronto Pursuits

We had an amazing concert from Ventanas tonight. Ventanas incorporates upbeat Bulgarian dance tunes, Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, Ukrainian and Sephardic love songs with heart-wrenching Flamenco palos, giving the rapt audience a glimpse into other lands and cultures. The performance offered moving dance and no shortage of passion. It was a real treat. See for yourself.  Post by […]

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Thoughts from the First Day of Toronto Pursuits 2014

Thoughts from the First Day of Toronto Pursuits 2014

The first full day of Toronto Pursuits was a great success. It was great to see and meet some of the new people and find out about how they discovered Toronto Pursuits. Some people said they were here for their love of discussions and great ideas. Others were from Toronto […]

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TORONTO PURSUITS – Have it YOUR way

TORONTO PURSUITS – Have it YOUR way

Who remembers that little ditty? Here’s a hint…”Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us.” Since our dad was a Burger King, this tune became an earworm around our house for a number of years. While we are putting the finishing touches on Toronto Pursuits 2014, we are […]

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ANN’S MUSINGS – Summer in the City

ANN’S MUSINGS – Summer in the City

  Over the years, friends, family and folk have expressed nodding interest in and a measure of admiration for Toronto Pursuits – without, for a moment, thinking that it would be suitable for them. If you are such a person, this post is for you. I have tried to address some  common […]

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GUEST BLOG – Po’boys and Naughty Girls with Lisa Pasold

GUEST BLOG – Po’boys and Naughty Girls with Lisa Pasold

Po’boys and Naughty Girls in N’Awlins October 7-14, 2014 with Lisa Pasold and Ann Kirkland in New Orleans. I’ve been working with Ann since 2002, when she began planning the first Classical Pursuits voyage to Paris. Ever since our initial meeting over hot chocolate at the Café des Deux Magots […]

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SEE US HAVING FUN

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GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Russia’s Golden Age

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Apr 30, 2014

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GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Russia’s Golden Age

NOTA BENE: Many of you will know that Sean Forester, classical painter and lover of 19th century Russian art, literature and music, had to cut short his trip due to a death in the family. Sean did get to escort the group through the Tetryakov Gallery in Moscow and lead […]

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Russia – 2014

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ANN’S MUSINGS — Why Diversity Matters to Me

“Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.” ― Carlos Fuentes A personal note about why, for Toronto Pursuits 2014, I chose to depart from our annual mashup of literature, art, music and film from around the world, but, to be honest, mostly from the […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Report from Russia, April 2014

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Report from Russia, April 2014

A group of 16 travellers accompanied Sean Forester to Russia to travel back in time to its golden age of art, music, and literature. They are discussing Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and have already enjoyed Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. But when one travels with Sean, […]

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