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Parsons and Poole Concert and Masterclass
Friday, October 27, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University

Charles Richard-Hamelin

It has become October’s hot ticket in London: the Parsons and Poole Legacy Concert. Created by alumni to honour Margaret Parsons and Clifford Poole, the Friday concert and Saturday Masterclass brings world-class musicianship to Western’s campus.

This year we are pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin as the guest artist.

Silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian Zimerman award of the best sonata at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, Charles Richard-Hamelin is standing out as one of the most important pianists of his generation.

Originally from Lanaudière in Québec, Charles Richard-Hamelin has studied with Paul Surdulescu, Sara Laimon, Boris Berman and our inaugural guest artist for the Parsons & Poole Legacy Concert, André LaPlante. He is a graduate from McGill University, the Yale School of Music, the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and now works on a regular basis with pianist Jean Saulnier.

Mr. Richard-Hamelin's programme will include:
W. A. Mozart - Fantasy in D minor K. 397
F. Chopin - Four Impromptus - No.1 in A flat major op. 29, No. 2 in F sharp major op. 36, No. 3 in G flat major op. 51, No. 4 in C sharp minor (Fantasy-Impromptu)
Arno Babadjanian – Four pieces - Elegy (at the memory of Aram Khatchatourian), Prelude and Vagharshapat Dance, Impromptu, Capriccio
R. Schumann - Grande Sonata no.1 in F flat minor op. 11 - I. Introduzione: Un Poco Adagio - Allegro Vivace, II. Aria, III. Scherzo e Intermezzo: Allegrissimo, IV. Finale: Allegro Un Poco Maestoso

The cost is $40 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

To purchase tickets, visit The Grand Theatre website or call the box office at 519-672-8800.


Charles Richard-Hamelin will also lead a Masterclass on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Paul Davenport Theatre. Admission is free.

The Don Wright Faculty of Music is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact musicevents@uwo.ca if you have any particular accommodation requirements or require information in an alternate format.














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