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Pianist opens Caledon Chamber Concerts 2018 Season

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Written by Patti Foley

Caledon Chamber Concerts is starting 2018 off with an all-Bach concert. Pianist Penny Johnson will play J. S. Bach’s Two-Part Inventions, Three-Part Sinfonias and selections from Art of the Fugue. The concert is on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Mississauga based pianist and writer, Penny Johnson is best known for her performances of the music of J. S. Bach. Solo recitals have included the complete Inventions & Sinfonias, the Goldberg Variations and Art of Fugue, for which she composed an ending to the unfinished final movement.

Penny has also completed an edition of the composer’s Fifteen Two-Part Inventions arranged for inverted voices, a project inspired by Rosalyn Tureck. In 2016, Penny released a recording of the Inventions & Sinfonias and, prior to that, was a semi-finalist at the 8th International J. S. Bach Piano Competition in Würzburg, Germany. She has also attended a residency at the Banff Centre where she was a recipient of a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Penny holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she was a recipient of the Helen Cohn Award given to an outstanding graduate of the doctoral program. She also holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music

As usual, the concert takes place at St. James’ Anglican Church, Caledon East.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for students 16 years and younger and may be purchased in advance at Forster’s Book Garden, Howard the Butcher and BookLore. Tickets will also be available at the door.

About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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