Philip AdamsonPianist Philip Adamson will open the School of Creative Arts concert season Oct. 1 with a performance of Beethoven sonatas.

Concert season to kick off with piano sonatas recital

The School of Creative Arts will kick off a new season of live, in-person concerts and artist talks with a piano performance by Philip Adamson of Beethoven sonatas in the keys of A-flat and E-flat on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Dr. Adamson taught piano and pedagogy for many years at the University of Windsor before his recent retirement. He has performed across Canada and in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe, and has been heard frequently on CBC radio.

The recital will take place in the Performance Hall in the SoCA Armouries, located at 37 University Ave. East. Find the program on the concert website.

“Saturday’s program features three sonatas which were completed within two years of each other, and a work which was composed some 20 years later,” Adamson says. “They reveal a composer whose creative power and ability to construct masterpieces of form and expression from seemingly mundane materials, was unprecedented. These sonatas also demonstrate a willingness to experiment, and these experiments served to enlarge the concept of the keyboard sonata, both in form and content.”

Saturday’s performance is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 with a $10 student rate and may be purchased in advance on the SoCA website and at the door. Payment at the door must be made with debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Ticket sellers cannot accept cash.

Check out the calendar of SoCA events for this fall.