Piano recital by Jason Cutmore, 25 September 2009, 7:30 p.m.

St. Mary's is very pleased to present a recital by the excellent pianist Jason Cutmore on Friday, 25 September 2009, at 7:30 p.m.   Mr. Cutmore will play works of Schubert, de Severac, de Falla, and Poulenc.  A flier for the recital is available here.  The suggested donation is $10.  Visitors are invited to be seated in the choir loft of the church in order to more closely listen to and watch the artist at work.

Copies of Mr. Cutmore's recent CD of piano music by Manuel de Falla will be available for sale at the recital.

The recital is presented by the St. Cecilia Society of St. Mary Church.

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Canadian pianist Jason Cutmore has performed solo recitals and collaborative concerts throughout North America, Europe and India. Mr. Cutmore made his Chicago recital debut in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in 2005 with an all-Liszt programme that was broadcast live on WFMT radio, and shown on Chicago Cable TV 25. Since then he has appeared in Canada’s Colours of Music Festival, the Elora Festival, the University of Calgary’s Celebrity Series, as well as at venues in Cleveland, Chicago, New York City, and elsewhere in North America. His concert performances, and an ardent interest in foreign travel, have frequently taken him abroad to Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, and India, including concerts at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, India, and the Franz Liszt Museum in Budapest.

In 2008, Mr. Cutmore’s debut commercial CD, an album of piano music by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla on Centaur Records, was released to critical acclaim. Gramophone magazine declared that “more than a few orchestras can learn from Cutmore’s perfectly placed accents and ideal dance tempi” and Classicstoday.com called it “a first-rate release.”

Mr. Cutmore holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Music in New York. His major teachers have been Robert Shannon, Stephanie Brown, and Michael Massey. Originally from Edmonton, Canada, Mr. Cutmore now resides in a suburb of New York City.

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