17-year-old piano sensation Jan Lisiecki will present three solo recitals at Stratford Summer Music this year.
Using the 80th anniversary of Glenn Gould’s birth as his excuse, Stratford Summer Music artistic producer John Miller today unveiled a spectactular summer season, featuring several notable pianists, as well as a long list of other classical and more popular concert guests — including Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra — for its 12th season, which kicks off on July 16, and runs almost to the end of August.
“This year we take a major leap to present the most renowned names and series we have ever offered,” said Miller, the music festival’s founder, in a press release. “We’re adding a week and offering several special programs in tribute to Glenn Gould who would have celebrated his 80th birthday this year and who, in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, was a strong proponent of the place of music among the arts in our city.” Continue reading →
TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA & DANIEL TAYLOR Bach (Analekta)
Tafelmusik’s latest album from Montreal’s Analekta label, out since last October, deserves its Juno nomination as much for the quality of the interpretations as for the clever programming, which alternates two short sacred cantatas with instrumental pieces. Continue reading →