Program 3

Jewish Heritage

Saturday, February 24th, 7:30pm

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy Street, Oakville
In this concert we celebrate the wonderful music of ethnically Jewish composers (plus Prokofiev, whose work on this concert is a tribute to Jewish folk style). Rhapsody in Blue is one of the best-known pieces of American music (just think about the American Airlines commercial, that’s why they have a piano keyboard on their airplanes’ tails) Aidan Leung will do something special with this piece that literally no pianist has done before!

It’s also our joy to present the Mahler songs, which are by turns sentimental, martial, and hilarious. L’chaim!
  • Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture

  • Mahler – 6 Songs from The Boy’s Magic Horn

  • Prokofiev – Overture on Hebrew Themes

  • Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

    • Aidan Leung (2023 prize-winner), piano

Meet Our Soloist

Aidan Leung

Aidan Leung

Aidan's first introduction to piano was at the age of five when he started piano lessons. At age 16, he completed his Licentiate Diploma (LRCM) in Piano Performance with distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Aidan has been a prizewinner of many piano competitions and the national gold medal recipient of the Royal Conservatory of Music. In 2021, Aidan won the Young Artist Trophies of the CCC International Piano Competition. He was a winner of the OMFA Provincial Finals at the Open level, and a winner of the Canadian Music Competition in 2022. He had also been invited to perform at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Aidan also teaches piano to students in his local area. When Aidan is not playing the piano, he enjoys skiing and biking. He also loves creating music related videos to share on his Youtube channel.

Venue Details

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
130 Navy Street, Oakville

Parking on streets and in Town of Oakville lots is free on Sundays. There are two large Town lots on Water Street, behind the Oakville Centre and the Oakville Public Library.
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