The University of Lethbridge Faculty of Fine Arts is proud to present world-renowned viola player and honorary degree recipient Dr. Rivka Golani (LLD’13) at the Faculty Artists and Friends Scholarship Concert on Friday, December 6, 2013.
Sponsored in part by the U of L Alumni Association, the concert is in honour of Joe Crowshoe Sr. – a highly respected Elder and cultural leader in southern Alberta. Proceeds from this event will support the U of L’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit Bursary.
The event will be held at the University Recital Hall and begins at 8 p.m.
Golani is widely regarded as one of the finest violists in the world and has performed with orchestras around the globe. Several of her albums are considered landmarks of classical music recording. As a teacher, she holds professorships at the Trinity College of Music in London and the Birmingham Conservatoire. She has also taught at the University of Toronto and the Royal Academy of Music.
Golani received an honorary degree from the University of Lethbridge earlier this year, in part for the significant role she has played in encouraging the appreciation of classical music in southern Alberta. In addition, she was the co-founder and music director of the Fort Macleod International Music Festival, which ran in cooperation with the Empress Theatre.
“This will be an exceptional performance and a tremendous opportunity for music lovers in southern Alberta,” says Dr. Edward Jurkowski, dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts. “We are extremely proud of our affiliation with Dr. Golani and are very grateful that she is dedicating so much time for the benefit of our students.”
In addition to performing at the scholarship concert, Golani will be teaching a music master class for strings and guitar students on Wednesday, December 4.
Tickets for the Faculty Artists & Friends Scholarship Concert are $70, $65 for seniors or alumni. These tickets include a $50 tax receipt. Student tickets are available for $15. They are available at the U of L Box Office (www.uleth.ca/tickets) or by calling 403-329-2616.