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Monday, September 13, 2010

WritersFest Update: Words and Music

 Words and Music
Montreal author Eric Siblin and internationally renowned cellist Denise Djokic explore Bach's cello suites with veteran music broadcaster Eric Friesen.
A Musical Awakening

Eric SiblinEric Siblin was a pop-music critic when he became obsessed with Bach's cello suites and Pablo Casals, who discovered the music in a second-hand shop and became its champion. Winner of many awards, The Cello Suites interweaves the story of the writing and playing of the suites with Siblin's awakened passion for the music.

"One of the most extraordinary, clever, beautiful and impeccably researched books I have read in years."
祐imon Winchester

Poise and Power
Denise DjokicThat's how The Washngton Post describes the virtuoso performance of cellist Denise Djokic, who has been praised worldwide for her sensitive interpretations, technical virtuosity, and her bold command of the instrument. Winner of Quebec's Prix Opus, Denise will accompany Eric Siblin's reading from The Cello Suites.
The Signature Voice of Classical Music

Eric FriesenAs a CBC broadcaster, Eric Friesen interviewed such musical figures as Yo-Yo Ma, Lyle Lovett, k. d. lang, and the Marsalis brothers. He conducted onstage interviews at Umbria's Trasimeno Music Festival with Vikram Seth and Ian McEwen and recently completed six podcast documentaries for to mark the 40th anniversary of the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

The Cello Suites
Eric Siblin and Denise Djokic in conversation with Eric Friesen
Friday September 24, 2010, 4:30 - 6:00pm
Tickets $12.50

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