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.