IAN PARKER, PIANO – Sunday February 2nd, 2014

Ian Parker

Ian Parker

Matinee Performance
Sunday February 2, 2014 at 2 pm

Back by popular request! Magnetic, easy-going and delightfully articulate, Canadian pianist Ian Parker captivates audiences wherever he goes. An enthusiastic recitalist, Ian has performed across the United States, Western Europe, Israel, and throughout Canada on tours with Debut Atlantic and Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. He made his Lincoln Center recital debut at the Walter Reade Theater in 2004, and recorded a CD with the London Symphony Orchestra under Michael Francis (Ravel Concerto in G, Stravinsky Capriccio, and Gershwin Concerto in F) which was released by ATMA Classique in 2010.

Ian Parker is not just a brilliant Canadian pianist – he is also a gourmet cook. Take a generous cup of vitality, passion and talent, stir well with a few ounces of laughter, a sprinkle of spice and you have IAN PARKER. Music and food (and wine) go hand in hand with Ian. He started taking piano lessons from his father at age three. Now, with a Masters degree from Juilliard under his belt and a basketful of outstanding awards at his side, he winters in New York City and spends summers at home in Vancouver, teaching a few select students, helping in his father’s piano studio – and cooking. www.ianparker.ca

For part of this concert Ian will be joined by Colleen Venables, a talented young violinist from Armstrong, BC. Colleen has won many 1st prizes at BC Performing Arts Festivals and took 1st prize at the 2012 Canadian National Music Festival. She has worked with artists from around the world – such as Pinchas Zukerman, Leonidas Kavakos, Andres Cardenes, Ian Swensen, Tong Wei-Dong, Tadeusz Gadzina, Nicola Benedetti, Gerardo Ribeiro, members of Shanghai Quartet, members of Miro Quartet and pianist, Ian Parker.  She enjoys dancing, singing, improvising and any form of art that allows her to express and share with other people.

Concert Program:

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata Op 27 no 1 in E Flat
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata Op 27 no 2 in C Sharp Minor (Moonlight)
Igor Stravinsky
Suite Italienne for violin and piano
(Colleen Venables – violin, Ian Parker – piano)
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
Franz Liszt
Piano Sonata in B Minor

Here’s a little “teaser” of Ian’s playing for you to enjoy!

Adults – $35 Under 18 – $17.50
Students on the eyeGo program – $5

Purchase tickets at:

Phone: (250) 549-SHOW (7469)
E-mail: boxoffice@ticketseller.ca

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3800-34th Street, Vernon
All concerts are held in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.