Joyous music for flute and piano and reflections by a celebrated author open a new season of programs at Gustin House. Ross Carstairs and Gregory Schulte will perform Beethoven’s Serenade for Flute and Piano, Op. 41, a beautiful suite in the style of salon music of the 18th and 19th centuries, and one of the most good-natured works the composer ever wrote. Also on the program are exquisite pieces by Mouquet and Gluck, and Fable for Flute and Piano (1992) by Regina composer, David L. McIntyre.
Guy Vanderhaeghe, acclaimed author of novels, short stories and plays, will explore the subject “Childhood Memory: The Writer’s Storehouse.” He will consider how early memory is frequently the source of many writers’ work, and how it may be reshaped, recast and reimagined in fashions easy to discern and in other ways more hidden and mysterious. Mr. Vanderhaeghe, winner of many prizes including three Governor’s-General Awards for English language fiction and five Saskatchewan Book Awards, is an Officer of the Order of Canada.