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a theatrical concert


While her mother slowly loses her vision, optometrist Leslie Ting makes a career change to pursue her dream of becoming a professional musician. After her mother dies suddenly, Leslie, now a violinist, listens to the silence to discover what she never saw before. 


Speculation is a theatrical concert with an immersive visual design based on the experience of vision loss. A monologue interweaved with live performances of Beethoven and John Cage tells a mother-daughter story of loss and listening.


Speculation is outstanding, beautiful, and profoundly moving. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
— Sean Mills, writer
Speculation articulated for the first time things I’ve felt to be true, but never surfaced consciously ... unlike anything I’ve experienced in the classical realm.
— Esme Allen-Creighton, former violist of the Seraphin String Quartet
...very moving and very intelligent....the most worthwhile artistic performance (or artistic anything) I’ve attended in the past five years.
— Karen Vogel, writer
It was mesmerizing for me...the story of mothers and daughters, told in such a beautiful way.
— Sasha Gruetzmacher-Elnwechter, Region of Waterloo Arts Fund
Photo: Melissa Sung

Photo: Melissa Sung


We are so excited for our upcoming Canadian dates in 2019/20!

We need your help to share this powerful work with new audiences. SPECULATION is only made possible through the generosity of our donors and sponsors.

Please click below to send a donation to support Speculation. Any contribution over $20 will receive a tax receipt. Every bit helps! All donors are acknowledged on our website and in our programs.  

SPECULATION is pleased to be in partnership with Chamber Factory: Works for Small Ensembles.  


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Please say hello! This show is available for touring, it has presented in a black box theatre, an 18th century church and soon, a former furniture factory.

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