Watching Parker

On Monday, January 21, 2013, I had the pleasure of seeing Jon Kimura Parker live in concert with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The evening featured three pieces, “Totem” composed by the VSO’s resident composer, Edward Top, “Piano Concerto in A minor” by Edvard Grieg, and “Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major” by Sergei Prokofiev HereContinue reading “Watching Parker”

Meeting Christopher Norton

Last December (only a month ago) I had the opportunity to meet living breathing composer Christopher Norton ( I say that because many of my students can’t believe that there are composers who are alive today!). If that name sounds familiar, that’s because you can find his works in the Royal Conservatory syllabus for pianoContinue reading “Meeting Christopher Norton”

Jon Kimura Parker’s Rendition of Brahm’s “Piano Concerto No. 2”

In watching some videos on YouTube from performances from renowned pianists, I came across Jon Kimura Parker’s performance on Brahm’s ‘Piano Concerto No. 2’. It is a truly magnificent work: He will be performing at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra this Saturday, 19 January and Monday, 21 Monday. Get your tickets. If you are 30 and under,Continue reading “Jon Kimura Parker’s Rendition of Brahm’s “Piano Concerto No. 2””