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Pre-Concert Chat with author Madeleine Thien

July 30, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Koerner Hall

Madeleine Thien and Eric Friesen

Pre-Concert Chat with author Madeleine Thien

Please note that admission to this event is only included with tickets to the Angela Hewitt concert.

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On July 30 at Koerner Hall, #TSM2019 guests will enjoy a blockbuster evening featuring two celebrated Canadians – celebrated author Madeleine Thien and pianist Angela Hewitt (who recently was named a recipient of the Order of Canada). Beginning at 6:30 PM, Madeleine Thien and broadcaster/writer Eric Friesen discuss art, revolution and Bach’s magnificent Goldberg Variations, the work that was both the point of departure and woven throughout Thien’s epic novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing. At its heart, the novel tells the story of three musicians who must decide how to live and survive through sixty years of massive change in Chinese society. Do Not Say We Have Nothing won several international awards, including the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor-General’s Literary Award for Fiction, and was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.

Following the conversation, award-winning pianist Angela Hewitt takes the stage for a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Hewitt has earned international acclaim for her superlative recordings and live concerts of a broad repertoire, but she is arguably best known for her interpretation of Bach. Don’t miss it!

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