Angela Cheng joins Orchestra London for an all-Russian program
- Written by Richard Young
Acclaimed Canadian pianist Angela Cheng joins Alain Trudel and Orchestra London for an all-Russian program on April 26 at Centennial Hall.
Cheng performs Dmitri Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto in the first half of the evening while the orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 “Winter Dreams” in the second half.
Oxford Studio Tour explores and highlights diverse local art
- Written by Geoff Dale
Oxford County may be acclaimed as the Dairy Capital of Canada but it has become over the years a major arts destination, in large part because of its wildly popular annual studio tour in the spring.
The 7th Annual Oxford Studio Tour, set for May 3-4, will highlight the growing diversity of local artists demonstrating a dazzlingly wide range of endeavours from oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media, graphite and pottery to pen and ink, jewellery, photography, weaving, fibre arts, encaustic and much more.
Folking About In London with Tony McManus at Cuckoo's Nest
- Written by Bob Cunningham
TONY McMANUS at Cuckoo’s Nest Sunday, April 13, 2014
First of all I’d like to congratulate Ian Davies, who runs the Cuckoo’s Nest, for his Jack Richardson Award received last night for his contribution to London’s music scene. Ian also has his finger in several other pies in promoting concerts around town, notably at Aeolian Hall often in conjunction with Aeolian, Sunfest or Home County. Cuckoo’s Nest is a labour of love now in its 20th season at Chaucer’s Pub. Well done and thank you Ian for bringing us wonderful musicians to share their music with us!
No less than British folk guitar demi-god, John Renbourn, is quoted as saying Tony McManus is the best exponent of Celtic guitar styles in the world – Tony said that John had consumed a great deal of wine prior to this pronouncement but be that as it may, I was sober last night and totally awed by this man’s talent and knowledge.
Variety is key to 2014 London Artists’ Studio Tour
- Written by Cheryl Jennings
Spring is finally in the air and many Londoners have already marked their calendars with the annual art event of the season on May 2 to 4.
The London Artists’ Studio Tour celebrates its 21st year, reminding us that summer is close at hand. Many local artists will be opening their studios once again and inviting us in to view not only their work but the space in which they create.
Anastasia Rizikov unleashes magic at concert
- Written by Iain Paterson
SERENATA MUSIC SERIES
WOLF PERFORMANCE HALL
APRIL 12, 2014
Wonderful piano playing is always a delight, yet virtuoso playing is rare, exhilarating and unforgettable. Such was the case last night at the last concert in the 2014 Serenata Music series at the Wolf Performance Hall.
Fifteen year old Anastasia Rizikov bedazzled and bewitched as she unleashed her magic. She demonstrated her prodigious talent in playing pieces for an audience whose enthusiasm was only matched by its Bravas and standing ovation.