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Podcast: Toronto pianist and composer Adam Sherkin explores intersections of water, music, poetry and visual art

By John Terauds on March 27, 2013

(Karen E. Reeves photo)
(Karen E. Reeves photo)

Toronto pianist and composer Adam Sherkin is giving a concert at the Glenn Gould Studio on Apr. 4,featuring a wide range of pieces, including one of his own, for solo piano assembled around a watery theme. There are also visual and spoken-word elements to the performance.

John Terauds

John Terauds

John Terauds, the founder of Musical Toronto, is currently a Divinity student at University of Toronto and a church music director. He joined the Toronto Star in 1988, was the classical music critic from 2005 to 2012, and continues as a freelance critic for the paper. He is the co-author of Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait, a book written with Toronto Star Colleague, William Littler.
John Terauds

I thought the best way to introduce this concert would be through Sherkin’s own words, as well as hearing his own fingers on the piano keys.

The full details of the concert are available here.

Here is the second Musical Toronto podcast. It’s 22 minutes long and includes three pieces of music — including a full performance by Sherkin of one of my favourite compositions by John Adams, China Gates:

Please let me know what you think about this format, which I think of as something like a radio broadcast. Does it convey more than a traditional written interview? Is there anything that could be added — or deleted?

You can reach me at suchacritic (at) gmail.

John Terauds

John Terauds

John Terauds

John Terauds, the founder of Musical Toronto, is currently a Divinity student at University of Toronto and a church music director. He joined the Toronto Star in 1988, was the classical music critic from 2005 to 2012, and continues as a freelance critic for the paper. He is the co-author of Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait, a book written with Toronto Star Colleague, William Littler.
John Terauds
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