Virtuoso Contemporary Classical in Kingston’s finest concert hall. REIMER/JOHNSTON DUO Beverley Johnston (Toronto) percussion, Pamela Reimer (Montréal) piano
Friday, September 25, 2014. 8:00pm at the Isabel Bader Performing Arts Centre with a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.
Beverley Johnston is one of Canada’s leading percussionists. Over the years, she has commissioned and performed many works by leading Canadian composers and some of these works have become a staple of the standard percussion repertory around the world. In honour of her exemplary commitment to the performance of the music of Canadian composers, she has been awarded the distinction of “Canadian Music Centre Ambassador.”
Pamela Reimer’s performing activities have taken her to Europe and all across North America. She has given theatrical recitals in Montréal in the festival “Jusqu’aux oreilles”, has collaborated with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens for their premiere of Polyphonia, with solo piano music by Gyorgy Ligeti and was piano soloist in Stravinsky’s Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra for Balanchine’s choreography Rubies. Besides her frequent performances and tours with the new-music ensembles Bradyworks, the Blue Rider Ensemble and others, she has also worked with the Warhol Ensemble.