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- C$25 for one ticket to see Sara Davis Buechner (up to C$67 value)
- When: Monday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Winspear Centre
- Seating: orchestra or terrace
- Door time: 6:15 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Sara Davis Buechner
Considered one of the world's preeminent pianists, Sara Davis Buechner was called "A pianist of exceptional merit [and] a musician of evident integrity" by England's Pianoforte magazine, and a "musician of stature" by the Greenwich Times. But it was probably the Toronto Star that put it best: "In the concert hall, there are still too few Sara Buechners."
- Mozart—Sonata in E-flat Major: Delicate and deceptively complex, this brief diversion for the piano is defined by its immaculate construction and its recurring, always playful themes.
- Arensky—Four Salon Pieces: The title sounds serene, but something chaotic grips the keys in this quartet of short pieces that seems, according to the Washington Post, "to defy the laws of physics."
- Stravinsky—Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka: The piano plays the role of an impish, energetic puppet that tries the patience of the orchestra, which responds with foreboding trumpet blasts.
- Turina—Bailete (Suite de danzas del siglo XIX): Propriety and precision lend a stately air to these works by Joaquín Turina, but a minor key gives the performance a faint aroma of brimstone.
- Gershwin—Four Foxtrots: The foxtrot was a form that Gershwin returned to time and again, and so Buechner's bundling of four of these dances could be seen as the master distilled to his favourite form.