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Creative Voices

Creative Voices  is an engaging and informative speakers series that takes a fresh look at being an artist in today’s world and offers insight into the motivations of great creatives from history. Explore innovative approaches in visual art, music, literature and design with their creators. Learn what drove famous artists, composers and authors to create their greatest works.

    • Sunday, April 21, 2024
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
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    Acclaimed British pianist & scholar Michael Aston presents an engaging talk illustrated with musical excerpts, delving into the fascinating life of Winnaretta Singer, heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune & Princesse de Polignac, a major patron of the arts who commissioned works from some of the great 20th century composers.

    Discover why & how she became such a prominent figure in the world of music & what is was like for composers trying to carve out a career in the early 20th century.

    Aston will exquisitely perform a selection of music Singer commissioned, immersing us in this thrilling & eye-opening story of a woman determined to leave a mark on the world through music.

    Admission by donation

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
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The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292


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