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We're pleased to invite you to a
Winter Fête
in support of The Glenn Gould Foundation

 

featuring performances by

Pianist
Chilly Gonzales

Soprano
Adrianne Pieczonka

Singer Songwriter
Alejandra Ribera

 

Reception, Performance and Dessert

Integral House
194 Roxborough Drive, Toronto, ON

Tickets: $500*

This is an exclusive event, and there will be limited seating
Payment may be made by credit card or cheque by contacting our office
Valet Parking will be provided
Dress Code is Business Casual
To RSVP or for more details, click here

 

Chilly Gonzales

Since the release of Solo Piano II, Chilly Gonzales composed the best-selling book of easy piano pieces Re-Introduction Etudes, produced and released Octave Minds, the piano-meets-electronica album with Boys Noize and, most importantly, devoted himself to finding a modern take on chamber music.

The result is "Chambers", an album for piano and string quartet (and a few surprises along the way). Inspired by the deepening relationship with Hamburg's Kaiser Quartett, the album re-imagines Romantic-era chamber music as today's addictive pop. Gestures from rap, ambient, easy listening and the avant-garde co- exist as always in Chilly Gonzales’ musical universe - this time with strings attached.

Known equally for his intimate piano touch as for his showmanship, "Gonzo" aims to be a man of his time, approaching the piano with classical and jazz training but with the attitude of a rapper.

Chilly Gonzales holds the Guinness world record for the longest solo concert at over 27 hours. He performs and writes songs with Jarvis Cocker, Feist and Drake, among others. In 2014 he won a Grammy for his collaboration on Daft Punk’s Best Album of the Year. With "Never Stop", Chilly Gonzales composed a global hit for the inaugural Apple iPad campaign.
More on Chilly Gonzales.

 

Adrianne Pieczonka

Internationally acclaimed for her interpretations of Wagner, Strauss, Verdi and Puccini, Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka has brought to life such powerful women as Senta, Chrysothemis, Sieglinde, the Marschallin, the Kaiserin, Tosca, Elisabetta, and Amelia on leading opera and concert stages in Europe, North America and Asia.

Performances have taken her to New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna Staatsoper, ROH Covent Garden, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Munich Frankfurt, Los Angeles, and La Scala, as well as at some of Europe’s finest summer festivals including Salzburg, Bayreuth, Glyndebourne and Aix-en-Provence under the direction of such conductors as James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Claudio Abbado, the late Richard Bradshaw, Lorin Maazel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Anthony Pappano and the late Sir Georg Solti.

2015-2016 Season
Opera figures prominently on Adrianne’s 2015-2016 calendar with performances as Mme. Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites with the Nederlandse Oper in Amsterdam, and Countess Madeleine in Strauss’s Capriccio at the Opéra national de Paris, directed by Robert Carsen. She appears twice at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, first in the title role of Puccini’s Tosca and later as Chrysothemis in Strauss’s Elektra.  Highly acclaimed in the original production at the Aix-en-Provence Festival directed by the late Patrice Chéreau, Adrianne reprises the role Chrysothemis at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  As well, she appears in concert at Koerner Hall in Toronto in a program of contemporary music by George Crumb and in recital in Madrid.
More on Adrianne Pieczonka.

 

Alejandra Ribera

Born in Canada to an Argentinian father and a Scottish mother, Alejandra Ribera has a natural predisposition for travel. The singer has now arrived in France with La Boca, an album as beautiful as a high-flying cloud which has defied storms, crossed musical continents and homed in on the light in pop and Latino music. A singer-songwriter, her voice is that of the ultimate dreamer, swaddled in gossamery, delicately arranged songs, designed for flight.
More on Alejandra Ribera.

 

 

Printable .PDF version of the invitation available here, or by contacting us.

*a tax receipt will be provided for the maximum amount allowable under CRA guidelines
Photo Credits: Chilly Gonzales (top) - Alexandre Isard, Alejandra Ribera (bottom) - Kristina Wagenbauer