Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

March 24, 2014 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Award Tenth Glenn Gould Prize to Robert Lepage

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 24, 2014) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, in collaboration with The Glenn Gould Foundation, will host an evening in honour of Robert Lepage, laureate of the Tenth Glenn Gould Prize. The ceremony will take place on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., at Rideau Hall.

Created by The Glenn Gould Foundation, The Glenn Gould Prize is awarded to an individual for a unique lifetime contribution to enriching the human condition through music and the arts. His Excellency will present the prestigious award to Robert Lepage in recognition of his artistic excellence and his lifetime devotion to the arts.

In celebration of Robert Lepage's accomplished career, video tributes from world-renowned artists will be played, and artistic performances by Canadian and international artists will be presented:

  • Rick Miller
  • Jay Hunter Morris, accompanied by Anne Larlee
  • Pierre Lapointe
  • Béatrice Bonifassi
  • Guillaume Côté
  • KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

About The Glenn Gould Foundation

Established in Toronto in 1983, The Glenn Gould Foundation aims to honour the spirit and legacy of this pre-eminent musical icon by celebrating brilliance, promoting creativity and transforming lives through the power of music and the arts. The Foundation's signature activity, The Glenn Gould Prize, resonates strongly across borders and cultures because of its connection to Gould, making it a gift from Canada to the world. The Prize marks Canada as a global centre of creativity and innovation. For more information, visit at http://glenngould.ca/.

About The Glenn Gould Protégé Prize

As part of The Glenn Gould Prize, each laureate is asked to personally select a talented young person or collective from anywhere in the world to receive The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize. Robert Lepage has selected L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres and will present the award to its members in Toronto on March 29, 2014. "Somewhere between music, poetry and visual performance, they create their own art form and you suddenly find yourself treading territories you never knew existed," said Robert Lepage.

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance
with the Rideau Hall Press Office.

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