Wonderful music from across the centuries and reflections by a celebrated writer began the new year Sunday inter-arts programs at Gustin House. Pianist Gregory Schulte performed Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, a Haydn Sonata, and Alexina Louie’s Music for Piano, composed some 25 years ago and well-known for its individual pieces, including Enchanted Bells and Once Upon a Time.
Guest speaker was Guy Vanderhaeghe, author of five novels, four short story collections, and two plays, and the multiple award winner of prestigious literary prizes. In an engaging and thought-provoking talk, he discussed “Childhood Memory: The Writer’s Storehouse,” and explored how early memory is often the source of many writers’ work.
from left, Gregory Schulte, pianist, and Guy Vanderhaeghe, author and guest speaker
Jim Lee and Sally Rigden
Lauren Ansaldo captures a photo memory for her grandson Jamie
Gregory Schulte and Jim Wood
from left, Karen Sterner, Sheryl McKee and Lorene Nickel amid reception refreshments
Mr. Vanderhaeghe and Lorene Nickel listen as Victoria Neufeldt makes a dramatic point
Karen Sterner serves guests: from left, Sylvia Legris, Victoria Neufeldt, Ellen Parchomchuk
from left, Debbie Milne, Valerie Stubbs; in the near background, Carol Shaw
Sylvia Legris and Mr. Vanderhaegh
from left, Edna Thiessen and Donna Thomson, both Gustin Studio graduates
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