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Lucas Porter – Sunday Concerts at the AGO

October 15th, 2009

Lucas Porter

The AGO is partnering with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) to host Sunday afternoon concerts in the AGO’s Walker Court. Talented RCM students will present weekly performances right through spring 2010.

This Sunday’s concert, on October 18, features Lucas Porter on piano. A 17-year-old pianist from Port Williams, Nova Scotia, Porter was a first-place winner at the Canadian Music Competition National Finals in Rimouski, Quebec. He represented Canada at Expo 2005 in Japan, where he took part in a series of concerts, and at the invitation of the Honourable Peter McKay, he played for Condoleezza Rice at the Halifax 9/11 Ceremony in September 2006. Porter recently won The Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition, along with his piano duo partner Nicholas King, performing Poulenc’s Two Piano Concerto in D Minor. The duo will perform the piece with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra during the 2009/10 season. Porter is currently studying with Marc Durand at The Glenn Gould School in Toronto.
Concerts at the AGO are held in Walker Court Sundays from 1:30 to 2:15 pm, and are free with admission.

Next Sunday, watch for Mark Johnston on violin.

3 Responses to “Lucas Porter – Sunday Concerts at the AGO”

  1. R. Gauthier says:

    This is a great innovation at the AGO! Showcasing emerging Canadian musical talent is much appreciated.

  2. Lopez, C says:

    I agree this is a wonderful opportunity both for performers/artists and the public to enjoy art, once more. Looking forward to see Lucas Porter This sunday.

  3. Elisabeth Teunis says:

    Despite the kerfuffle with the locked piano, for which a locksmith was needed to open it up, this was a wonderful concert, and certainly worth waiting for. We had front row seats, and were able to see close up the incredible agility with which this young pianist took on two very difficult pieces, which he played mostly by heart. I am looking forward to see much more in future of this fantastic young player.
    Great idea to mix a visit to the art gallery with some wonderful music. Thanks, it made my day.

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