Lecture: Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, American Patron of Music
Boyd Neel Room, Edward Johnson Building
Guest Speaker: Rick Phillips
For 14 years, Rick Phillips was the Host and Producer of SOUND ADVICE, the weekly guide to classical music and recordings, heard across Canada on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two every weekend. Rick was affiliated with CBC Radio for 30 years, working in Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto in a career that spanned production to management to on-air. As well as broadcasting and webcasting, he is also a busy freelance writer and reviewer, speaker, panel moderator, lecturer, consultant, music tour guide and concert host. He’s often a juror in the classical music categories for the Juno Awards, and is the author of “The Essential Classical Recordings – 101 CDs” published by McClelland & Stewart. Rick leads a variety of Music History & Appreciation courses at the University of Toronto, York University, the Royal Conservatory of Music, George Brown College and other venues. He holds a B. Mus. from McGill University and a M. Mus. from the University of Toronto.