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Robert Harris' Illustrated Musical Lecture #2 - Stratford Summer Music

Event Date: Wednesday Aug. 2nd, 2017

Event Time: 11 am - 12 pm

Host: Stratford Summer Music

Contact: 519.271.2101

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Robert Harris' Illustrated Musical Lecture #2 - Stratford Summer Music

Join CBC Radio host and producer, and Globe & Mail music critic, Robert Harris, for the fourth year of his informative and entertaining musical lectures. Originally inspired by Harris’ own 20-part conversations with Michael Enright on CBC Radio One’s popular The Sunday Edition, these presentations have grown to become a significant annual aspect of Stratford Summer Music’s programming. Each lecture, liberally sprinkled with musical examples illustrating key points, will demonstrate the impact that the titles and selected works have had upon music’s place in our lives.

Part 1 – Wednesday, August 2.  11am.  U.W. | Part 2 – Thursday, August 3.  11am.  U.W.

Canadian Musicians Who Changed the World.                                                                                                                          

We're still getting used to the notion that Canadian musicians are good enough to be hired in Canada instead of foreign competitors.  What we don't realize is that we're far more important than that to the world's musical culture.  Canadian musicians aren't just as good as anyone else;  over the centuries, we have contributed unique and remarkable things to music around the world and without us, the world's music would be quite different.  Whether it was Glenn Gould reshaping everything from the performance of Bach to the use of technology, or Leonard Cohen providing a uniquely Canadian perspective on twentieth century pop music, or Dame Emma Albani (née Marie-Louise-Emma-Cécile Lajeunesse of Chambly, Quebec) changing opera performance in the nineteenth, Canada has changed the way the world makes music. 

Cost: $25/In advance (+$5 at the door)

Location: University of Waterloo | Stratford Campus, Stratford, 125 St. Patrick Street, Stratford


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