Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Sarah Hagen – Goldberg Variations

Thu Feb 3rd, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation

“Hagen is one of the most expressive piano players that I have ever seen perform…” — The Guardian (Charlottetown) March 2014

Sarah Hagen returns to the Port Theatre with a programme featuring Bach’s formidable Goldberg Variations as part of the celebration of the autumn release of her recording of the masterwork.

Cherished by many, the Goldberg Variations are emblematic of keyboard virtuosity, rich expression, and hardcore classical interpretation. Sarah will offer a short introduction to this marvellous and intense piece before playing the full work.

About Sarah Hagen

When as a child I first understood what it meant to pull notes off a page, throw them into the air, and wonder at their magical effects, I knew that music would forever be my life:  my oxygen, my solace, my offering.

I was recently asked what inspires me. This is both an impossible question and a no-brainer. Everything inspires me: my astounding colleagues, strange dreams after a midnight feast with friends, three words strung together in a novel, a ridiculous joke, baskets of poignant memories.

Let’s see… What else describes me, in 10 words or less?

Well… to be honest, I take my whiskey neat.

“Her Bach and Haydn were outstandingly inventive – this is a young woman ready to take interpretive risks.” — University of Waterloo Gazette

Adults $40 | Members $35 | Students $15 (with valid student ID)

Includes POST-SHOW CHAT in the theatre


Thanks to our funders… investors in the Arts!


Thu Feb 3rd, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Categories:
, ,


The Port Theatre OffStage
125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada