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Bach Garden

Title:

Toronto Music Garden

Description:

In Toronto's Music Garden inspired by Bach. This garden was designed by Julie Messervy together with the fabulous Yo Yo Ma interpreting Bach's First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello.

Toronto is a city of gardens, but this one along Toronto's waterfront is special. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy created the Toronto Music Garden to invoke Bach's First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Between 10am and 8pm, you can rent an audio guide to the music garden complete with commentary from Ma and Messervy, and snippets from the Baroque work that inspired them.

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Creator:

Julie Moir Messervy & Yo Yo Ma
Opened to the public: June 10, 1999

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About the Artist:
Julie Moir Messervy specializes in designing contemplative gardens such as The Music Garden, her most recent undertaking. Ms. Messervy has built gardens throughout the Boston area for the past 15 years, including at The Arnold Arboretum and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she helped design Tenshin-en, The Garden of Heart and Heaven.
Ms. Messervy trained with the eminent Japanese garden master Kinsaku Nakane in Kyoto, Japan after receiving her Masters of Architecture and City Planning degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is principal of Messervy Associates, a landscape design consultation firm, and author of several books, including the award-winning the Inward Garden, 1995. Her most recent publication, The Magic Land, was released by Macmillan USA in February 1998.

Source/Links: Blamstur on vacation (Flickr) | Toronto Music Garden | Museum/Attraction Review | Toronto (Frommers) | City of Toronto: The Toronto Music Garden | Totonto Music Garden (Perry's Perennial Pages) | Toronto Music Garden (Home & Abroad)
Contributor:
Aryeh Oron (July 2008)

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