“I think this recital — the first in Adam Sherkin’s solo series at the St Lawrence Centre — should be called ‘It Takes a Pianist-Composer to Know a Pianist-Composer’.” — John Terauds, Musical Toronto

Benjamin Britten is a well-known English composer of classical music, particularly his orchestral and operatic works. During his residency in New York, he met Canadian composer Colin McPhee, who had just returned from a seven-year stay in Bali, resulted in the a recording of two-piano transcriptions of Balinese music performed by Britten and McPhee.

In Adam Sherkin’s first concert of his series at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, we will hear the story of these two composers through music and conversation, capped by works by Aaron Copland, and Sherkin’s own compositions.

For your chance to win tickets to hear Sherkin’s performance, and for this unusual and thoughtful musical program, share or retweet our contest details on facebook and twitter before Thursday November 14, 2013 at 5pm.

We are counting down to our launch event on Nov. 20! Sign up now and be among the first to receive insider news and offers.