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.