CJOB News Team reporting
The 101st Convocation at Brandon University this spring will not only celebrate the accomplishments of 675 new graduates, but will also acknowledge the contributions of two distinguished Canadians, including Anton Kuerti.
The University is announcing the conferral of a Doctor of Music upon Kuerti, one of this country’s pre-eminent concert pianists and music educators. Acclaimed for his performances of Beethoven’s music, Mr. Kuerti has appeared with many of the world's top orchestras.
With more than 25 discs to his credit, Kuerti has displayed his individuality in recordings of all the Beethoven Concertos and Sonatas, the Brahms and Schumann Concertos, and the Schubert Sonatas.
There will be four convocation ceremonies at Brandon University this spring. Mr. Kuerti will receive his honorary doctorate the afternoon of Saturday, June 2.
There are two ceremonies are slated for Friday, June 1, a morning commencement for Health Studies and Science graduands, while the afternoon ceremony will be for Arts and Rural Development graduands. The morning ceremony for June 2 is for Education graduands.
All ceremonies are at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.