Philip Adamson, Piano: Beethoven Sonatas

Pianist, Dr. Philip Adamson sitting at the Yamaha piano in the Heritage AuditoriumPianist Dr. Philip Adamson
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 19:30
Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 pm

Pianist Philip Adamson: Beethoven Sonatas Recital

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
A reception to honour Dr. Adamson for his 40 years of service to the School of Music will be held at the Freed Orman Centre, following the concert.

Tickets: Adults/Seniors $20; Students (with ID) $5

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door this evening up to one hour prior to the concert.


Sonata in A Major, Op.2, No.2    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Sonata in E Minor, Op.90

Sonata in E Major, Op.14, No.1

Sonata in E Major, Op.109


Philip Adamson, piano

Canadian pianist Philip Adamson has performed across Canada and in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe, and has been heard frequently on CBC radio. His solo recitals often explore less familiar areas of the repertoire, and he has given first North American performances of several works from the twentieth century British and French piano repertoire.  An album of piano music by the French composer André Jolivet appeared in 2004 on the Centaur label, eliciting such comments as “formidable technical prowess” and “powerful performance” from the international press. A disc of English piano music, also from Centaur, was released in 2011; American Record Guide described it as "a mandatory acquisition."
A student of, and assistant to Marion Hall at Indiana University, Philip Adamson’s approach to the pedagogy of piano technique has been highly successful. He has lectured and performed several times at conferences of the Canadian University Music Society, of which he is an honorary life member, and at the North American British Music Studies Association, the World Piano Conference, and the World Piano Pedagogy Conference. Formerly a faculty member of Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and the University of Manitoba, Dr. Adamson has taught for many years at the University of Windsor.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
Thank you to our reception sponsors Mr. Hugh Leal, Mr. Bob Ouellette and Yamaha Pianos Canada
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Philip Adamson