In 2003 and 2004, I produced and directed a television series called The Classical Now, which was broadcast originally on Bravo in Canada, and later on SCN and the Knowledge Network. The series, which was hosted by my good friend Will Fraser, featured young Canadian classical musicians performing and chatting about their work and their lives, and it was probably the best work I've ever done.
The following clip is one of my favourite moments from the show. It features pianist Ian Parker chatting with Will about the variations on themes that you can find within different pieces of music.
When you can inform and entertain in my business, that's a good day!