For the Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize celebrations in Canada’s national capital, The Glenn Gould Foundation mounted a wide-ranging array of extraordinary cultural events dubbed “The Grand Tour.” The Tour provided a unique complement to the Prize gala concert and award ceremony, exploring the many ways in which arts and culture inform, enliven and illuminate the public realm, touching all aspects of society, confronting vital social issues, and enriching our most significant public institutions.
The Glenn Gould Foundation is saddened to learn of the loss of Russell Oberlin, who passed away at the age of 88. Russell was a gifted musician, part of the revival of the countertenor (male alto) vocal tradition that coincided with the Early Music and authentic performance practice movements in the second half of the twentieth century. He had unprecedented success in the United States, becoming the first prominent countertenor in American history.
Stewart Goodyear is preparing to embark on a journey. And while Glenn Gould created a roadmap in 1955, Goodyear is not yet sure where this journey will take him. On Jan. 10, 2016, Goodyear will present Gould’s iconic U.S. debut program. The commemorative concert will replicate Gould’s 1955 Washington, D.C., premiere as part of the Phillips Collection’s 75th anniversary celebration event. Contributor Elizabeth Foster interviews Stewart Goodyear for details.