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THE SCOOP | Jon Kimura Parker Saves The Day As Jean‑Yves Thibaudet Cancels

By Michael Vincent on June 11, 2018

Jon Kimura Parker (Photo: Tara McMullen)
Jon Kimura Parker (Photo: Tara McMullen)

Ludwig van Toronto has learned that Jean‑Yves Thibaudet has regretfully cancelled his upcoming performance of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra this Wednesday and Thursday.

No reason was given other than “unforeseen circumstances.”

Graciously stepping in on short notice is Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker, who will join Peter Oundjian in a program which also includes Brahms Symphony 1, and Bernstein’s Fancy Free.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with Jon Kimura Parker,” comments Peter Oundjian. “We go back a long way. We sat next to each other at graduation at Juilliard — having never met, despite both being Canadian. I graduated 10 seconds before he did, thanks to alphabetical advantage!”

This concert is included in this week’s Critic’s Picks.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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