Experience a musical journey
Posted on January 20, 2016 by Christopher Thrall
Join Camrose pianist Roger Admiral for Russian Classics at the Lougheed Centre on Sunday, January 24.
Join Camrose pianist Roger Admiral on a musical journey that is sure to leave you wanting more of the musical delights of Russia and its famed composers. Admiral will lead you through Mussorgsky’s “Picture at an Exhibition” the most important work from the 19th century Russian national school. Also he will perform the dramatic wartime 7th piano sonata of Prokofiev. And, finally, what recital featuring Russian composers would be complete without the visceral romanticism of Sergei Rachmaninoff?
Roger Admiral performs solo and chamber music repertoire spanning the 18th through the 21st century. Known for his dedication to contemporary music, Roger has commissioned and premiered many new compositions. He also performs as part of Kovalis Duo with Montreal percussionist Philip Hornsey.
Winner of the Canadian Music Competition and the Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Award, Roger studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), University of Western Ontario, and the University of Alberta (where he graduated with a Doctor of Music degree.) His main teachers were Virginia Blaha, Peter Smith, Arthur Rowe, and Helmut Brauss.
Recent performances include recitals with baritone Nathan Berg at Lincoln Center (New York City), contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux at Symphony Under the Sky (Edmonton), violinist Ilya Kaler at Convocation Hall (Edmonton), violinist Guillaume Tardif at Carnegie Hall (New York City), the complete piano works of Iannis Xenakis for Vancouver New Music, and Gyorgy Ligeti’s Piano Concerto with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tania Miller. He also coaches contemporary chamber music at the University of Alberta.
Partnering with DiscoverPiano@Augustana and media sponsor CKUA radio network, the Lougheed Centre is proud to present Roger Admiral | Piano on Sunday Jan. 24th @2pm. The fourth concert in the RE/MAX® Classical Series, tickets for Roger Admiral | Piano are on sale now – Adults $18 / Senior (60+) and Students with ID $15. To purchase tickets, visit the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre website at www.camroselive.ca or call the box office at 780-608-2922.
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