Lyell Gustin Recital Series
NOTES FOR RECITALS:
A CENTENARY, OUR PRESENT TIMES, AND LOOKING FORWARD
One hundred years in 2020! Centenary celebrations of the Lyell Gustin Piano Studios and Gustin House will resume with musical events when possible . . . Centenary Plus! And outstanding solo and ensemble artists from national and international stages will be with us to share the elation, the consolation and joy, the inspiration of the world’s finest music.
Concerts of 2020 which had to be postponed/re-scheduled due to the global public health situation and attendant uncertainties included Janina Fialkowska’s recital of French music and works of Chopin on March 18, and a performance by cellist Cameron Crozman with pianist Meagan Milatz on August 19. Announcements of the next events will be made widely, including on this site.
Gustin House is passionately committed to bringing prairie audiences the irreplaceable experience of superb professional artists in live performance. As in every season since the Lyell Gustin Recital Series began in 2005, a special feature will be concerts by those who began their musical education and careers in our province and region.
Our organization’s model is Lyell Gustin, who arranged many concerts for local audiences, an early example being the performance given in Saskatoon by international pianist-composer Percy Grainger in 1926. The historic Gustin Studios, through several periods of difficult societal circumstances in the world, adjusted with resilience, and proceeded with energy and optimism. So, even as our venues are temporarily silent today, music endures, music will ring out again.
Thank you to all involved in carrying on the Gustin tradition through music: our wonderful and generous artists, patrons, donors, volunteers, audiences, agencies and presenting partners. Thank you for your ongoing encouragement and your vital financial support. We go forward together to bright days, the new time opening on the horizon.