For many in Saskatchewan’s north, this will be the first time they’ve heard a classical pianist of this calibre.
On Thursday March 3, internationally acclaimed concert pianist Jan Lisiecki will bring his talents to Senator Myles Venne School in La Ronge. Lisiecki will perform and talk with students during the day and in the evening he will give a free public performance at Churchill Community School.
Lisiecki is no stranger to Saskatoon crowds – his three recitals here have all been sellouts. Last year while finalizing his SSO appearance, Jan requested an opportunity to visit a community in northern Saskatchewan and the La Ronge project was set in motion.
That’s when Cameco stepped in to help make Lisiecki’s request a reality. “Nothing like this has ever been done before,” says SSO executive director Mark Turner. “Thanks to Cameco, we’re bringing a world class artist from the stages of Carnegie Hall right to La Ronge.”
For Cameco, it’s about giving northern youth a chance to dream. “No matter what the youth are interested in, they may look at Jan and say, ‘There’s a role model to be like,’” explains Jonathan Huntington, Cameco’s director of corporate relations.
On March 4, 1:30 p.m. Lisiecki will return to Saskatoon to play and speak in Quance Theatre at the University of Saskatchewan. That event—celebrating the SSO’s continuing strong relationship with the U of S Department of Music—is free and open to the public.
At the age of 20 years old, Jan Lisiecki has made a major impact in the music industry. His recent Carnegie Hall debut garnered him a very loud standing ovation and triumphant reviews. He is known for his poetic and refined sound at the instrument – his sense of tone and style are paramount to his success. Jan records exclusively for the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon record label. His recent release features the Schumann piano concerto.
His Saskatchewan visit will wrap with a concert March 5 with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra at TCU Place in a performance of Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto.
For more information about Jan Lisiecki visit www.janlisiecki.com
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