Video: Jacques Després on key rewards of teaching piano – curious arts

UAlberta master of the keyboard talks about handing down the piano’s powerful traditions to his students

For the second in a series of video interviews celebrating the University of Alberta Department of Music’s 50th Anniversary, we caught up with Professor Jacques Després.

Video Credits: Grant Wang. Multimedia Technician, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta
Directed by: Steve Glassman with assistance from Russell Baker and TJ Jans
Feature photo: John Ulan

The University of Alberta’s 50th Anniversary Music Celebrations concert is set for the afternoon of Sunday, January 24 at the Winspear Centre with a dynamic roster of student, faculty and alumni talent. Lobby performances and displays begin at 2 p.m. The concert in the Winspear’s Enmax Theatre is at 3 p.m.

Featured faculty performances include acclaimed pianists Patricia Tao and Jacques Després, as well as Juno Award-winning tenor John Tessier, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Turnbull and soprano Sherry Steele

For more programming details and to purchase your tickets see the show page:

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