Join Pianist Jana Luksts in a bold, challenging program featuring:
ERBER, James: You done tore your playhouse down (1996)
APERGHIS, Georges: À Tombeau ouvert (1997)
FINNISSY, Michael: Strauss-Walzer (1967-89)
- i) Wo die Zitronen blühn
- ii) “O, schöner Mai”
iii) Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald
About this series
This FREE noontime recital is part of Music at St. Andrew’s on-going series of contemporary music recitals. Launched in October 2016, the TO.U Collective series has featured virtuoso guitarists Graham Banfield and Rob MacDonald (ChromaDuo), pianist Stephen Clarke (Arraymusic) clarinetist Max Christie and other accomplished performers.
About Jana Luksts
Jana Luksts is a pianist fiercely dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music. Most recently, Jana has performed at the Musikiin Aika Festival (Finland), Internationale Fereinkurse für Neue Musik (Germany) and performed with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (hr-Sinfonieorchester), featuring Brian Ferneyhough’s rarely performed Firecycle Beta.
An advocate of new works by young Canadian composers, Jana’s collaboration with Caution Tape Sound Collective, Quintile, saw the premiere of four new works for two pianos, viola, percussion and bassoon this past year. Internationally, Jana commissioned a large-scale solo piano work from New York City based composer, George Katehis. Orpheus I was filmed and recorded at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City, and received several subsequent performances in Toronto, Finland and at the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt.