The NAC marks Glenn Gould’s 80th birthday with a performance by Music Director Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Angela Cheng

Ottawa (Canada)— The CEO of the NAC Foundation Jayne Watson invites the media to attend Glenn Gould’s 80th birthday with a performance by world-class violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman, the Music Director of the NAC Orchestra and renowned Canadian pianist, Angela Cheng. Cheng will perform on one of Glenn Gould’s most cherished pianos, which was unveiled at the National Arts Centre last June. 

The Steinway piano, known as CD 318 was a gift to the NAC from Library and Archives Canada. The installation of the piano was made possible by the generous gift of Toronto philanthropists Phil and Eli Taylor. Gould was one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century; he was born in Toronto on September 25, 1932.

What:    Glenn Gould 80th Birthday, performance by   Pinchas Zukerman and Angela Cheng
Where:  The Mezzanine of the National Arts Centre
When:    Monday, September 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. the event will conclude at 2:00 p.m.
Tweet:   #HappyBirthdayGlennGould @CanadasNAC

Representatives from the National Arts Centre will be available for interviews following the performance.


For more information please contact:

Rosemary Thompson
Director of Communications
National Arts Centre
(613) 947-7000 ext 260

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