On the Rhythm Changes Podcast, Catherine Wilson joins from Toronto to talk about her high-calibre performance initiative, Euterpe: Music is the Key.
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Catherine is the artistic director of a long-running chamber music group called Ensemble Vivant, and she is the founder of Euterpe Corporation, which has been a registered non-profit charity since 2006.
We talked about:
- The problem of students not receiving enough music programming from a school curriculum: awakening children to the possibility of playing
- How Euterpe received $57,200 from the Canada Council for the Arts to produce video versions of their programming and to make it available across Canada
- Who performs for Euterpe: Ensemble Vivant
- Students lacking exposure to classical and jazz music
- Loosening up students and allowing them to move
- My favourite bass player of all time from when I was in high school, who works with Catherine in Euterpe
- Other great bass players with whom Catherine plays piano: George Koller & Dave Young
- The great Rick Wilkins
- Ensemble Vivant's next album, iFUGUE (A World of Fugues); coming out on March 31, 2022
- Playing the music of Astor Piazzolla (whom Claude Giguère introduced me to!) and the works of many classical composers
- A tie-in with McMaster University, where Emily Wood studies
- The late composer John Burke and his contributions to iFUGUE