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1878 Societies at Parsons and Poole
Friday, October 27, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College

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 program 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 sharp minor op. 11 - I. Introduzione: Un poco adagio - Allegro vivace, II. Aria, III. Scherzo e Intermezzo: Allegrissimo, IV. Finale: Allegro un poco maestoso

Tickets for the concert and post-performance reception are complimentary for 1878 Societies members. A limited number of tickets are available. Please register by Monday, October 23, 2017 to guarantee your seats.

Complimentary parking will be available in the Talbot Lot.


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 donorsvp@uwo.ca if you have any particular accommodation requirements or require information in an alternate format.

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email alumnirsvp@uwo.ca or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.














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