NMC & Honens Present: King Eddy Classical – Ian Robertson and Lachlin McKinnon

Presented by the National Music Centre and Honens, previous Honens Pro-Am winners Ian Robertson and Lachlin McKinnon will take the stage for the King Eddy Classical series, featuring some of Canada’s brightest classical talents alongside a delicious Sunday brunch menu.

NMC Presents: King Eddy Classical happens every Sunday afternoon until June 26. Please note: Each ticket includes admission, a prix-fixe brunch, and one drink. Tickets are $40 (+GST and applicable fees) per person. Doors open at 11:00 am and showtime is at 12:00 pm.

About Ian Robertson and Lachlin McKinnon
Ian Robertson is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia but has made Calgary home since 2012. He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Music in Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario. He works both as a vocal coach and music director for opera and musical theatre productions, and also as a consultant for Steinway Piano Gallery Calgary. He has performed and taught in Belgium, Holland, China, Dubai and the United States, as well as closer to home for companies like Stage West Theatre and Morpheus Theatre. Most recently, he was the winner of the 2021 Honens Pro-Am Competition held this past November at the Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University. 

Lachlin McKinnon studied piano in Calgary, earning an ARCT in 1991. He has degrees in philosophy and political science from University of Toronto, and in law from University of Calgary, Lachlin served as special advisor to the 26th Governor General of Canada, where he had the privilege of playing and caring for Glenn Gould’s Steinway B.  Following his position at Rideau Hall he practiced civil litigation; nowadays, he just practices piano. Lachlin was the winner of the inaugural Honens Pro-Am Piano Competition in 2003, and the Pro-Am All-Stars Edition in 2019.

Lachlin and his wife, Julianne, run Prospector, an executive search and consulting firm specializing in the nonprofit sector. Their three daughters have them moonlighting as chauffeurs to piano, violin, ringette, and softball activities. Active in the community, Lachlin is currently Vice Chair of Calgary Opera.  He recharges with wilderness canoe trips in Canada’s north.

Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the seating like?
We are selling a limited number of seats for the King Eddy Classical series to ensure a comfortable experience for all attendees. However, seating is first-come, first-served, so we encourage ticketholders to come early to settle in and enjoy the brunch experience. Doors open at 11 am and the show starts at 12 pm.

How long is the show?
At minimum, each show will be 60 minutes long. End times may vary depending on the artist.

What if I don’t like the food choices?
The special set brunch menu has been curated exclusively for the Classical series to showcase the King Eddy’s delicious offerings! If you have dietary concerns with the three available brunch options, please email info@kingeddy.ca with your dietary restrictions so we can accommodate you with a customized option.

What is parking like?
There is free street parking available around the East Village neighborhood on Sundays. There is also a paid Indigo parking lot across from the restaurant.

I’m having ticket issues.
If you are having trouble booking a ticket, please contact Showpass.

Event Details:

Date: May 29, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm

Price: $40 (+GST and fees)

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Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 11 am to 9 pm
Thursday 11 am to 11 pm
Friday 11 am to close
Saturday 11 am to close
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm