Songs of Reflection and Delight - How Can I Keep from Singing? Sunday, June 2, 2019

 
Gustin House welcomed springtime with a Sunday afternoon program of music for voice and piano.Soprano Adria McCulloch and pianist David L. McIntyre performed compositions by Mr. McIntyre–settings of Psalm texts and of poetry by Ogden Nash–concluding with several Broadway favourites. Both based in Regina, the artists were especially pleased to give the Saskatoon premiere of the Ogden Nash songs; these new compositions, sparkling with wit and brilliance, were warmly appreciated by the gathering at Gustin House. Mr. McIntyre also performed a set of his colourful marches for solo piano.
 
 

 

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Rolston String Quartet. April 3, 2019

 
 
Violinists Luri Lee and Emily Kruspe, violist Hezekiah Leung, and cellist Jonathan Lo
 

A warmly enthusiastic audience at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church heard the Rolston String Quartet perform glorious music from the rich string ensemble repertoire: Haydn’s “Sunrise” Quartet; an early Ligeti composition inspired by Bartók and Beethoven’s Razumovsky Quartet No. 1, one of the composer’s finest chamber works. First Prize Winner of the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Quartet–violinists Luri Lee and Emily Kruspe, violist Hezekiah Leung, and cellist Jonathan Lo–has toured extensively in North America and Europe, appearing recently at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall. The recital, a co-presentation with Prairie Debut, was preceded by a talk given by Ms. Kruspe and Mr. Lo. 

 
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Ensemble Made In Canada. January 31, 2019

 
 

Ensemble Made in Canada, the nation’s premier piano quartet, opened the 15thAnniversary season of the Lyell Gustin Recital Series with a concert drawing on the artists’ unique Mosaïque Project. Part of an innovative nation-wide performance tour, the recital included newly commissioned piano quartet music by 14 Canadian composers––each work inspired by a region of Canada––as well as interactive participation by listeners through informal art responding to the music. A specially designed website is documenting the audience-generated artwork from all ten provinces and three territories as part of this boldly imaginative music-art celebration of the rich diversity of Canada! 

Ensemble Made in Canada comprises musicians with outstanding individual careers and a wealth of worldwide musical experience: pianist Angela Park, violinist Elissa Lee, violist Sharon Wei, and guest cellist, Trey Lee. The recital took place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in downtown Saskatoon. A pre-concert talk was presented jointly by the Ensemble artists.

 
 
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