This earth-themed concert features Earth Voices, a performance piece by Carol Ann Weaver for readers, soundscape, and visuals, with texts by 24 Mennonite writers from North and South America, Middle East, and Africa. The soundscape is based on Carol's compositions, on-site field recordings, and visuals, which frame and synergize with the spoken word. This piece seeks to find voices which can lead us into a deeper knowledge of the earth and our relationship to it.
In celebration of the International Day of Peace, Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to be organizing Peace Week - a week of events to acknowledge and raise awareness for several peace related issues.
Saturday, September 19
Film Screening: Resistencia - the fight for the Aguan Valley
This interactive, day-long workshop will explore creativity as a tool for working against oppression. Through historic, global and personal case studies, students engage with the concept of peace building as an “art” that often calls for a creative approach.
Dark Tales: Caplet, Debussy, and Louie
The Factory Arts String Quartet will be playing with guest artist Lori Gemmell, who is a well known local performer and the Principal Harpist for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.
Join us for Grebel's Annual General Meeting to hear "Stories from the Grebel Table" in the Great Hall.
Refreshments, music and stories will be part of this important yearly marker.
A piano trio comprised of Miriam Stewart-Kroeker on the cello, Marcus Scholtes on violin, and Heidi Wall on the piano will be performing the Shostakovich Trio No. 1 and the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor.
Families and friends of current Grebel students are warmly invited to a day of festivities that give you a 'taste' of what life at Grebel is all about.
The world renowned Attacca Quartet will be performing the following pieces:
Haydn String Quartet Op.50 no. 6 "The Frog"
Haydn String Quartet Op. 74 no. 2
Amy Schroeder, Keiko Tokunaga - violin
Luke Fleming - viola
Andrew Yee - cello
Please note that this concert is on a Friday, instead of the usual Wednesday.
Canadian soprano Leslie Fagan is a regular at Carnegie Hall, and well known to local audiences. She and pianist Lorin Shalanko will be performing together.
Dr. Harvey Max Chochino will be speaking.
Pärt's rarely performed composition frames the Gospel of John from the New Testament in a meditative, almost hypnotic style. It was inspired by medieval music and the minimalism for which he is famous. This concert is part of a celebration fo the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt, so well loved and admired by listeners worldwide.
This is a "must hear" event for anyone interested in "World Music". This percussion ensemble will perform a selection of very intricate pieces from the Island of Bali, Indonesia. Directed by Dr. Maisie Sum, with Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta. All ages welcome. This concert is also an International Education Week Event.
Join us in exploring music of inspiration and peace, a collection of traditional and not-so-traditional choral works with guest vocalists and musicians sharing some of their most beloved music with us. Seasonal selections include excerpts from world-famous works including Hodie by Ralph Vaughan Williams and A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. These will be contrasted with modern works including sections of The Requiem For Peace by Larry Nickel and Snow Angel by Sarah Quartel, and high-energy works such as Celtic Mouth Music and others.
Join us for a delightful afternoon of jazz classics, directed by Michael Wood and performed by the UW Jazz Ensemble. Reception to follow in the downstairs atrium.
Come join us for a lovely evening of classical music. Five different ensemble groups will play a selection of pieces, directed by Ben Bolt-Martin. Free admission, with a reception to follow.
Mennonites are known across the globe for their historic peace positions and, more recently, for proactive conflict transformation and peacebuilding activity. This conference and festival will bring together academics, practitioners, artists, and church workers from around the world, to dialogue and reflect on Mennonite peacebuilding accomplishments, failures, challenges, and opportunities in varied international settings, past and present.