At The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Glenn Gould’s Alma Mater, the 2012/2013 season opens with “A Glenn Gould Birthday BACHanalia” on September 24 - an innovative program featuring an international array of classical, jazz, bluegrass and South Asian artists playing Bach as you have never heard him before.

Gould’s tradition of innovation and improvisation with an all-Bach buffet, featuring some of the most intrepid artists on the music scene. Hear excerpts from the Goldberg Variations on a harp care of Sylvain Blassel, the E Minor Flute Sonata played by harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy, Bach-inspired fiddle improvisations by Mark O’Connor, Oscar Peterson’s ‘Salute to Bach’ played by a jazz trio featuring Oscar’s long-time bass partner Dave Young, an acapella vocal jazz by Retrocity, a South Asian jam session featuring Autorickshaw and Trichy Sankaran, and some of The Conservatory’s most talented current students.

For dessert, an unforgettable treat that Gould would have loved ... hear Gould himself play ‘live’ at the end of this special evening. Gould memorabilia will be on public display and a new Gould-inspired music composition app, ‘Piano Invention’ will make its public debut.

Tickets are available from the Weston Family Box Office by calling 416.408.0208 or purchase online.

BACHanalia is presented in association with The Glenn Gould Foundation, Small World Music and Dreamers, Renegades Visionaries The Glenn Gould Variations.