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Music and Painting: Unity of the Arts in the Gustin Studios. November 2, 2014

A program co-presented by Gustin House and The Gallery/Art Placement on Sunday, November 2, marked the conclusion of a festive week for the arts in the city, including the 50th anniversary of the Mendel Art Gallery, and the presentation in Saskatoon of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards. This event, the 36th inter-arts program arranged by Gustin House since autumn 2005, was held by exception at Art Placement downtown rather than at 512-Tenth Street, and featured three paintings that had at one time belonged to Lyell Gustin--works by Mashel Teitelbaum, James Henderson, and Ernest Lindner. Levi Nicholat, along with Gregory Schulte, who studied with both Ernest Lindner and Lyell Gustin, spoke about the artists. For the musical portion of the program, flautist Ross Carstairs and violist James Legge, with Mr. Schulte at the keyboard, performed works by Bach, Schumann, Debussy, Bloch and Arnold.
Gustin House thanks our co-presenter The Gallery/Art Placement and its owners, Levi Nicholat and Donald Roach, for a unique opportunity to celebrate the unity of the arts as envisioned by Lyell Gustin. We acknowledge gratefully the Mendel Art  Gallery for loan of art works and Saskatoon Academy of Music for loan of an instrument.

 
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Musicians James Legge (left) and Ross Carstairs

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Paintings on loan from Mendel Art Gallery

   
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Marlys Rivard and Gregory Schulte

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John Senior and Mildred Kerr

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James Legge (left) and Greg Hardy, whose paintings are currently exhibited at The Gallery

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Steve Boechler (left) and Donald Roach

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Peggy Sarjeant, Levi Nicholat, and James Salter

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left to right, Viola Kruger, Edna Thiessen, and Helen Few

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Ross Carstairs and Sheila Engele 

 

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Jim Leach, Levi Nicholat, and Joan Halmo

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Gregory Schulte studies a work by his teacher-mentor, Ernest Lindner

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left to right, Juan and Kevin Austin of Edmonton with Doug and Bonnie Bentham

   
 

On Stage!  The Romantic Violin, and Theatre Arts.  October 5, 2014

The new season at Gustin House began with rich Romantic music for violin and piano, and a talk given by one of Saskatchewan’s leading theatre personalities. Saskatoon musicians, violinist William Boan and pianist Jaya Hoy, performed works by Edvard Grieg, Pablo de Sarasate, and Fryderyk Chopin. Actor-director Kent Allen, who has worked extensively in theatre and TV/film, spoke about his own career and the inner experience of performing. A very full audience greatly appreciated the program of favourite musical repertoire, insights into life in theatre, and wonderful home baking in celebration of autumn!

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The artists: Kent Allen, Jaya Hoy, and William Boan

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Roxanne Wayland and Adrienne Assaly 

   
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A guest new to Gustin House visits with Karen Sterner

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Jaya Hoy, Sean Hoy and Mindy Miller

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Catherine Gunderson, Dale Gunderson, and Hugh McKee

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Diana Deason, and Mrs. Deason, grandmother of the violinist

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Roxanne Wayland and Sharon Deason in the back studio

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Susan Shantz and Mindy Miller

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Karen Sterner, serving!

 

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William Boan, Sophie McBean, and Hugh McKee

   

Trio Concertante concludes 10th Anniversary Season

On Tuesday, August 19, Trio Concertante gave the final performance in the Lyell Gustin 10th Anniversary season. Saskatoon-born pianist Timothy Steeves and violinist Nancy Dahn, who have previously appeared as a Duo on the Series, were joined by ensemble partner Simon Fryer, Principal Cellist of the Regina Symphony. The Trio’s summer evening recital of great classics comprised Beethoven’s Trio Op. 1, No. 2; Dvorak’s “Dumky" Trio, and Schubert’s B-flat Trio. Mr. Steeves, who is Professor of Piano at Memorial University, St. John’s NL, gave an engaging pre-concert talk on the repertoire.

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