The Festival gets off to a roaring start with the blazing Piano Concerto by Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason. Also on the bill is the latest symphony by American composer Larry Alan Smith. The concert leads off with a piece by JUNO Award–winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung that she describes as “full of raw and intense energy.” (Pictured: Víkingur Ólafsson, piano)
Come early and stay late for extra performances, informative chats, and parties.
Víkingur Ólafsson, “Iceland’s Glenn Gould,” performs works by Bach and Philip Glass on Glenn Gould’s piano.
Performance by Hot Jazz String Quartet, where violinist Drew Jurecka and guitarist Jesse Barksdale play a modern take on the “Jazz Manouche” style pioneered by Django Reinhart and Stephane Grappelli in Paris in the 1920s
Concert running time is approximately 90 minutes. There will be no intermission.