Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, in collaboration with The Glenn Gould Foundation, will host an evening in honour of Robert Lepage, laureate of the Tenth Glenn Gould Prize. The ceremony will take place on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., at Rideau Hall.

Created by The Glenn Gould Foundation, The Glenn Gould Prize is awarded to an individual for a unique lifetime contribution to enriching the human condition through music and the arts. His Excellency will present the prestigious award to Robert Lepage in recognition of his artistic excellence and his lifetime devotion to the arts.

In celebration of Robert Lepage’s accomplished career, video tributes from world-renowned artists will be played, and artistic performances by Canadian and international artists will be presented:

Rick Miller
Jay Hunter Morris, accompanied by Anne Larlee
Pierre Lapointe
Béatrice Bonifassi
Guillaume Côté
KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Special performances also by six year-old Canadian piano prodigy, Ryan Wang and acclaimed Canadian mezzo-soprano, Wallis Giunta.

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Above photo: Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, C.C.  Photo by: Sgt Serge Gouin, Rideau Hall © Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (2010)