2017 Programs at Gustin House ~ In Praise of the Queen of Instruments
The piano–magnificently expressive, powerful, versatile, and loved by amateur and professional alike all over the world–has been called the Queen of Instruments. It has been described as "the single great factor in the development of musical art and the dissemination of musical knowledge."
To celebrate the star instrument of musical history and to mark another stage in the process of restoring the historic Gustin Steinway grand piano, Gustin House presents a series of four programs during 2017 featuring visiting pianists associated with the Lyell Gustin Piano Studios.
Celebrate Springtime with ...
Nature-inspired Music for Piano, and Landscape Art of our Province
Sunday, May 28, at 3:00 p.m.
Gustin House, 512 - 10th St. East, Saskatoon
Admission: $25 regular / $15 student
(proceeds to artists and inter-arts programs at Gustin House)
Reservations required due to space limits ~ early reservation recommended.
Please notify of changes.
To reserve, contact: (306) 373-9103, or email (see sidebar at left)
Pianist Alison Kilgannon will perform Beethoven’s beautiful “Pastorale,” the Sonata for Piano, No. 15 in D major; Debussy’s Images, book I, a collection that begins with the impressionistic marvel, Reflets dans l’eau; and Bartok’s dramatic Piano Sonata. Dr. Kilgannon is a native of Alberta, where she studied with Lyell Gustin Studio graduate Diana Wiens before going on to attain multiple degrees in music, culminating with a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Université de Montréal. Recently returned to the prairies, she is active in performing and teaching.
Saskatoon artist, curator and gallery director Levi Nicholat will speak about and show works by Saskatchewan landscape painters. He will consider our province’s rich tradition of landscape painting as related to larger national/international influences and yet tied to the unique geography and terrain of the province itself. The Gallery/Art Placement Inc. has handled works of some of the province’s greatest landscape painters, and Mr. Nicholat will highlight pieces by various of these artists, discussing their shared history as a diverse community of landscape painters.