University of Saskatchewan

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2007 Fine Arts Research Lecture Series

August 23, 2007

Enriching Society: The Role of Arts in Canada with Tommy Banks

Tommy Banks is one of the country’s most accomplished and versatile musicians, and an international standard-bearer for Canadian culture. For more than five decades, he has enthralled audiences as pianist, conductor, arranger, composer, television and radio personality.

The Juno and Gemini Award-winning musician has won international renown as Conductor or Music Director for events such as the Opening Ceremonies for EXPO '86 and the XVth Olympic Winter Games (1988). An Officer of the Order of Canada, he holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta. He was named to the Canadian Senate in 2000.

Senator Banks will speak on the role of arts in enriching Canadian society, in terms of both our culture and our economy. Audience questions and discussion will be welcomed and encouraged after his presentation.

Sunday, September 9, 2007
7:30 p.m.

Free Admission

Convocation Hall
College Building
University of Saskatchewan

This Fine Arts Research Lecture Series event is sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan Office of the Vice-President Research.

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