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The 2019 Nickle Family Foundation Piano Concert Series

The 2019 Nickle Family Foundation Piano Concert Series



Who: The ProArts@Noon Concert Series Presents:
What: The Nickle Family Foundation Piano Concert Series
Where: Cathedral Church (corner of 7 Ave and 1 Street SE)
When: Various Wednesdays – June 19 through to November 06, 2019; concert time 12:10pm
Tickets: Free of charge to the public

The ProArts Society is pleased to announce a unique series of five concerts featuring piano performance.

Calgary’s Nickle Family Foundation recently awarded Calgary’s ProArts Society funding to
undertake the Piano Concert Series, which will feature a diverse selection of piano performance.
This special series will be part of the ProArts@Noon weekly schedule of Wednesday concerts.

“I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument capable of expressing every possible
musical idea.” Oscar Peterson

Now in its seventeenth season, the ProArts@Noon Concert Series is a free, noon hour concert
series presented by the ProArts Society; who rent the historic Cathedral Church in the heart of
Calgary’s Cultural District for their weekly concerts every Wednesday, all year ‘round.

The Gene & Elizabeth Maurice Choral Music Concert Series 2019 dates are:

  1. June 19 Lorna MacLachlan jazz duo
  2. July 10 Brian Buchanan, jazz piano
  3. Aug 07 Allen Reiser, classical piano
  4. Sep 11 Eric Nyland, contemporary piano
  5. Nov 06 Lana Henchell, classical piano

Nickle Family Foundation Piano Concert Series 2019

  1. Jun 19 Lorna MacLachlan jazz duo
    Lorna MacLachlan has been writing, arranging, and performing her own music for over 3 decades. “I’ve always written, it is my instrument”, explains the composer. Lorna has recorded five full length albums of original music and has had support from FACTOR, the Alberta Foundation for the performing arts as well as the Canada Council. As well, Lorna has always been passionate about music education and believes strongly in helping to develop the talents of the next generation. She has taught privately as well as for the public and private school boards and has been recognized nationally for her dedication to excellence in music education.
  2. July 10 Brian Buchanan, jazz piano
    Brian Buchanan is a veteran performer who has been on the Alberta music scene for more than 30 years. He has numerous recordings to his credit and has performed with jazz legends including Clark Terry, Herb Ellis and Mark Murphy. Brian is an integral part of the Calgary jazz community and is a Past President of the Jazz Calgary Society. Feature performances in 2015 included a date at Edmonton’s Yardbird Suite as part of the ‘Best of Alberta Jazz Series’, and in a Calgary concert leading a trio behind vocal jazz great Sheila Jordan.
  3. Aug 07 Allen Reiser, classical piano
    Allen Reiser has performed with various orchestras in England and Canada, and recital engagements have taken him to nearly every major center in Western Canada. He is a pianist of diverse musical interests, with a particular interest in Canadian piano music and the music of Franz Liszt. Allen Reiser’s first released CD, “A Canadian Piano Album”, was nominated for a 2001 Prairie Music Award in the category of Outstanding Classical Recording.
  4. Sep 11 Eric Nyland, contemporary piano
    A pianist, professional actor, and music teacher, Eric holds Associate and Licentiate Piano Performance Diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Alberta. Eric has developed two courses for the Conservatory at Mount Royal University called Introductory Keyboard for Adults: Play-by-Ear/Improvisation, and Reading Standard Notation.
  5. Nov 06 Lana Henchell, classical piano
    Calgary native, Lana Henchell, made her orchestral debut with the Calgary Civic Symphony at the age of 13. She has since performed as soloist with several orchestras including the University of Calgary Orchestra, the Calgary Civic Symphony, the Montreal Chamber Orchestra and the McGill Symphony. After receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance with Marilyn Engle at the University of Calgary, Lana went on to obtain her Doctoral degree in piano performance from McGill University under the tutelage of Richard Raymond. Currently, she is spearheading a performance and touring program––Soundboard Music Tour––which aims to promote classical musical, offer educational enrichment to aspiring musicians and create awareness of the arts in Alberta.