Celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday with wonderful music performed by outstanding artists, Canadian-born musicians from stages national and international. Read more about the artists below ... mark your calendars for festive concerts not to be missed!
Oleksander Mycyk, cello and Sofia Mycyk, piano ~ Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 436 Spadina Cres. E
Performance 7:30 p.m., pre-concert talk 6:45 p.m.
Cellist Oleksander Mycyk returns to the Lyell Gustin Recital Series to give what he describes as “a recital in the style of the Golden Era of string playing . . . [and in the spirit of] looking-back for Canada’s 150th.” The program opens with Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 in C major; Mr. Mycyk will then be joined by pianist Sofia Mycyk for the Sonata in E minor, Op. 38 by Brahms, and works by Paganini, Popper and Penderecki.
Oleksander Mycyk has appeared in concert in North America, Israel, and Scandinavia, and is guest orchestral cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Having attained degrees at the University of Toronto and McGill University, he is presently studying toward a Doctorate in Cello Performance at Northwestern University in Chicago, where he works with distinguished pedagogue Hans Jørgen Jensen.
Sofia Mycyk has performed as soloist and ensemble musician in settings as varied as the Banff Centre for the Arts, Hart House in Toronto, the Landowska Harpsichord Society in Chicago, and concerts in France and Spain. She holds multiple music degrees, including from the Université de Montréal, and she is now in the Doctoral program for Piano Performance at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Both Oleksander Mycyk and Sofia Mycyk were raised in Saskatoon and began their studies with members of the local music community. Gustin House proudly welcomes back to their home city and to the Canada-150th Recital Series this wonderful and accomplished sibling duo, an inspiration and model to all aspiring musicians, a delight to music-lovers. Join us for a summer evening of beautiful and evocative music for cello and piano!
Tickets available: McNally Robinson, Yamaha Piano, Saskatoon Academy of Music, Gustin Committee, or at the door. Children 12 and Under, free when accompanied by an adult.