BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

Jon Kimura Parker and James Parker

April 29, 2009, 8pm

National Arts Centre - Southam Hall

53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

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Jon Kimura Parker and James Parker [photo: Abbey Chamberlain]

James Parker, piano
Jon Kimura Parker, piano

LUTOSLAWSKI  Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos
SCHICKELE  Morning Music for Piano Four Hands
RACHMANINOV  Suite for Two Pianos, Op. 17, No. 2
RACHMANINOV  Symphonic Dances for two pianos four hands, Op. 45

Brotherly love sparks incredible music when two talented siblings combine their skills on the piano. Vancouver’s hometown heroes Jon Kimura Parker and James Parker studied their craft at the Vancouver Academy of Music and the University of British Columbia, and have played with every major orchestra in Canada.

A highly charismatic performer, Jon Kimura has been lavishly praised by critics for his superior technique and expressive passion, as well as his sense of humour and natural showmanship. James is a two-time Juno Award winner and is acclaimed for his work with the Gryphon Trio.

With a recital program that includes Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances and works by Mozart and B.C. composer Alexina Louie, these extraordinary pianists are guaranteed to arouse your curiosity, amaze you with their artistry, and, of course, entertain you.

This season, the National Arts Centre Orchestra celebrates the many talents of acclaimed B.C. pianist Jon Kimura Parker as its first artist-in-residence. He will play an integral role in the orchestra’s performances, education outreach, and BC Scene.

This concert will be broadcast on Tempo and Sunday Afternoon in Concert on CBC Radio 2 (103.3 FM in Ottawa) cbc.ca/ottawa

Presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra

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Imagine 600 artists from B.C. representing all disciplines, performing in the national spotlight on the stages of Ottawa/Gatineau: that's BC Scene, presented by the National Arts Centre, spring 2009.

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