Pianist Lucille Chung at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m.
Lucille Chung, who originally hails from Montreal, is a very fine pianist who hasn’t played here in a long time. It’s been 10 years since she blew me away at a live recital, and I’d love to hear what she’s up to artistically these days. But how can I be tempted to travel all the way up to Richmond Hill’s new arts centre if I don’t know what she is going to perform? If you’re feeling adventurous, you may be rewarded with an evening of fine music in a relatively intimate setting. Details (or lack thereof) here.
But today, Global news has posted a video of Ontario PC leader, Tim Hudak’s campaign kick-off which took place at the legendary Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario. The irony was not lost on the reporters, who recalled his voting against the $45 million Ontario Music Fund in last years 2013 budget, describing it as “corporate welfare.”
Better known as “Jim,” he was born in Toronto and obtained a Ph.D in Mathematics from Stanford and the University of Toronto. As a teacher at McMaster University he was beloved by students, and was made Professor of Mathematics Emeritus and later awarded an honourary D.Sc.
The 2012 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards have just been announced. Classical music is represented by Montreal-born pianist Janina Fialkowska and Toronto’s Earlaine Collins, a formidable patron-champion of opera, art song and symphony.