Happy 85th Birthday
Glenn Gould!


Glenn Gould at 85 - Still Inspiring, Provoking and Illuminating


Today, September 25, 2017 marks the 85th anniversary of Glenn Gould’s birth.

It is amazing that this one man, through his music, ideas and the example of his singular life, has left such a deep footprint in the cultural soil of our times. His recordings continue to thrill listeners the world over. His ideas about art, life and the impact of technology on individuals and society remain prescient and resonate globally. And his legions of admirers remain dedicated to his vision of art as a force for spiritual nourishment leading to a more enlightened, kind and humane existence on planet earth.

Throughout this Canada 150 year, which also marks a staggering number of other Glenn Gould anniversaries, it has been our privilege at The Glenn Gould Foundation to work with artists, writers, and performing arts organizations to help stimulate, contribute to or present events to honour the legacy of our namesake.

See below for some upcoming events and this years highlights!

D Major TV Presents

Happy Birthday Mr Gould

A live streaming event on Facebook from Milan, Italy
September 25th, 2017
2:00 - 7:00pm Central European Time

Follow D Major TVs Live Streaming feature event from their Facebook page. Live videos will be airing between 2pm - 7pm Central European Time. Videos will remain on their page for later viewings if you miss out.

Highlights will include:

  • Elizabeth Sombart
  • Alida Altemburg and Külli Tomingas

With kind contributions from:

  • Elisa Tomellini
  • Maria Perrotta
  • Luca Schieppati

With Participation from D Major's Young Artists:

  • Pietro Roffi
  • Elena Piccione
  • Luca Truccolo pianista

Comments by Alberto Spano

In partnership with The Glenn Gould Foundation, and with the patrocinio of Ambasciata del Canada in Italia Canada - Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Thanks to Fazioli Pianoforti Fazioli Showroom and Fondation Résonnance.

Among 2017s Highlights:

  • James Rhodes’ beautiful BBC Radio 3 documentary in Tribute to Glenn Gould (June)
  • Three tribute concerts by the brilliant Cuban choir Schola Cantorum Coralina in Havana (February, April and October 14)
  • Ensemble Magnétis, Sébastien Bouveyron, director, France “Tribute to Glenn Gould” May 13-18, 2017 - Trident Théatre, Cherbourg-en-Conentin, (May 13 - 18)
  • The Year of Gould Anniversaries - by DMajor.tv, Milan, Italy (May 20)
  • Exhibition of The Hunstein Variations photographic exhibition and film screening of Glenn Gould - The Russian Journey at this year’s Verbier International Festival
  • Presentation of Prof. Joshua Cohen of Apple University in his remarkable multi-media lecture on Glenn Gould (Sept. 23)
  • Toronto Symphony concerts in Tribute to Glenn Gould including the world premiere of Dr. Kelly Marie Murphy’s new Gould-inspired composition, Curiosity, Genius and the Search for Petula Clark (Sept. 22 and 23)

Stay tuned for further announcements - there is much, much more to come in this stellar Glenn Gould Anniversary Year. And thank you again to our supporters and donors - your generosity makes the work of The Glenn Gould Foundation possible!



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Help Us Celebrate!

We're working with partners around the world to present a series of unforgettable events to commemorate 2017 - this amazing year of Glenn Gould Anniversaries! We'll be sure to keep you posted as events are announced. We look forward to welcoming you to our celebrations around the world!

How We'll Thank You!

In honour of Canada 150, we're seeking donations of $150, but of course we are honoured to receive your gifts in any amount. Donating is quick and easy for everyone through Canada Helps. Canadian residents will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the donation.