A tribute to Glenn Gould / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

A tribute to Glenn Gould

Marika Bournaki's concert

19, 22 November 201219:00
Upper Stage
A documentary, a concert, a discussion and a book: celebrating the most popular pianist of the 20th century.
Concert: 18 € | Concs 10 €
For all the other events: Free admission
The OCC is organizing a series of events in association with the Canadian Embassy in Athens to mark the 80th anniversary of the birth, and 30th of the death, of the great Canadian pianist, Glenn Gould.

The tribute begins with a round-table discussion about Gould’s complex relationship with the procedures of the concert hall and the recording studio, and about the impact new recording media have had on the performance and distribution of classical music. This is followed by the screening of a film which will give us an opportunity to draw closer to an often enigmatic genius as we take a stroll around Toronto.

On November 22, there will be a presentation of a new book on Gould translated and edited by Stefanos Theodoridis for Nefeli publications. The tribute will end with a concert featuring Marika Bournaki, the 20 year-old Canadian pianist of Greek descent who is very much a rising star on the international music scene.



19 November / 19:00 / Upper Stage / Free admission, on a first-come first-served basis
Round-table discussion
Participating will be Costas Pilavachis, Senior Vice-President Classical A+R with Universal Music Group International, James Oestreich, music critic at the New York Times, and Christos Carras, executive director of the OCC, who will be chairing the discussion.
The Idea of North (1967) and The Latecomers (1969), two radio documentaries provided courtesy of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, will be heard.
The discussion will be held in Greek & English, with concurrent translation

Screening of the documentary Glenn Gould’s Toronto
(in English, without subtitles in greek)
The film, directed/produced in 1979 by John McGreevey, is a documentary narrated by Glenn Gould himself in which he offers his own highly impressionistic reflections on his favourite city and the place where he spent much of his life.

22 November / 19:30 / Upper Stage / Free admission, on a first-come first-served basis
Presentation of the book Γκλενν Γκουλντ – Σκέψεις για τη μουσική [Glenn Gould: Thoughts on Music]

21:00 / Upper Stage / Tickets: 18 € Concs 10 €
With the support of the Embassy of Canada in Greece