Performing Music with UBC President Santa Ono
Every spring, the UBC Faculty of Medicine hosts a unique and memorable event known as the Spring Gala. It takes place at the Chan Centre, and brings together the entire medical community at UBC to enjoy high-level performances of music, dance, and other artistic endeavours.
This year, I had the privilege to play piano alongside my fellow medical student Dr. Sabine Lague (on flute) and the UBC President, Dr. Santa Ono (on cello). Together, we performed the Trio in D Minor, Op. 49 no. 1, Mvt. I (Abridged) by Felix Mendelssohn, one of my all time favorite pieces of classical music.
Aside from being one of the most nervous I’ve been in medical school, it was without a doubt the highlight of my eleven years at UBC. This is my fourth piano performance at the UBC Spring Gala. Some of the others are linked below:
- Sonate pour flûte et piano (Flute Sonata), FP 164, by Francis Poulenc, performed with Sabine Lague (on flute).
- “Un Sospiro,” 3 Études de concert, S.144 No. 3 (Liszt, Franz)