Gustin House, 512 – 10th St. East
Sunday, June 16, at 3:00 p.m.
Reservations required due to space limits ~ early reservation recommended.
Please notify of changes.
Contact Walter at 373-9103 / e-mail: email@example.com
Gustin House is delighted to present an afternoon of splendid music and reflections on art to celebrate spring-unto-summer!
Christine Vanderkooy, praised for her “sensitive and passionate artistic interpretation,” will perform piano works by Grieg, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, and S. C. Eckhardt-Gramatté. Dr. Vanderkooy, Associate Professor of Music at the University of Regina, has specialized in studying the Development of the Piano, and Russian Music and Politics in the 20th Century. A Gustin descendant through her mentor Boyd McDonald with whom she studied at Wilfrid Laurier University, she has taught at several universities including McGill and Lakehead. Her solo CD of Romantic piano music will be released later this year.
Artist Terry Fenton, whose landscape and still life paintings are held in national and international collections, will explore the idea of the art gallery as a service to the community. Mr. Fenton was Director of the Edmonton Art Gallery (1972-1988) and then Director of the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon (1993-97). He has been active as a curator, juror and critic, advisor to art collectors, and writer on Canadian and international artists. His most recent book, About Pictures, is a witty and wonderful coalescence of the author’s extensive experience in the world of art.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 436 Spadina Cres. East, Saskatoon
Tuesday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m. (pre-concert chat at 6:45)
Beloved duet repertoire will be performed by two accomplished pianists who are part of the widespread musical “family” connected through the Lyell Gustin Piano Studios. Kathleen Lohrenz Gable of Saskatoon and Manitoba-born Che Anne Loewen, now of Toronto, both studied with Garth Beckett, a prominent Gustin graduate. Musical partners over the years, both artists are pianists of breadth and authority, in demand as performers, piano teachers and vocal coaches. Their program will include works by Schubert, Ravel, Fauré, Weber and Barber.
$30 regular / $25 student, at Yamaha Piano and McNally Robinson, or at the door
Further information: call (306) 343-0542
More about the artists:
Che Anne Loewen, originally from Steinbach, Manitoba, has performed throughout Canada and in Europe with many singers and instrumentalists, including Jean Stilwell and Measha Brueggergosman. Heard often on CBC, she has been praised in the press for exquisite articulation and subtlety. Most recently she toured in concert with soprano Lorna MacDonald and trumpeter Guy Few; Ms. Loewen and Mr. Few have collaborated on a recording of French repertoire entitled Exposures. Che Anne Loewen studied piano performance with Garth and Marjorie Beckett at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she was a gold medal graduate, and collaborative piano at University of Southern California, graduating with top awards. She continued studies in Austria at the Franz Schubert Institut and at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.
Kathleen Lohrenz Gable, a native of Saskatchewan, studied with Lyell Gustin and went on to attain a Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she was a student of Garth Beckett. She received a Diploma in the Poetry and Performance of German Lied from Franz Schubert Institute in Austria, the Fellowship of the Trinity College of Music in London, and a Master of Music in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan. Her career has included experience as a recitalist, coach and musical director/rehearsal pianist for opera and musical theatre in Canada and the USA. Ms. Lohrenz Gable has been heard on CBC Radio and in concert across the continent and in Europe. She presently teaches Applied Piano and is Music Director for the Music Theatre Ensemble at the Department of Music, University of Saskatchewan.