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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

In 1817, the 20 year old Franz Schubert wrote a song for voice and piano about a fish. Two years later, he created a set of variations from this delightful theme which became the 4th movement of his immortal quintet nicknamed “The Trout”.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 — 7:00 PM EST

Every two years, orchestra@uwaterloo holds a Concerto and Aria Competition that is open to University of Waterloo students and recent graduates, and is judged by a panel of professional musicians. Winners perform as soloists with the orchestra in a public concert.  On Saturday, January 27th the actual competition takes place.  The evening competition is open to the public.  Three to four finalists will perform in front of a jury to win the honour of playing a solo with the orchestra@uwaterloo.  Contestants include pianists, strings, and woodwind performers, as well as voice students.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

Ben Bolt-Martin, a renowned local cello player and our Instrumental Chamber Ensemble director, will perform mostly original music for solo cello with looper.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

The Cardinal Consort of Viols will be performing 'Heart's Ease', a programme full of some of their favourite pieces. The programme will feature some of the most beautiful music ever written including works by Jenkins, Byrd and Farina.

Sheila Smyth, treble viol
Linda Deshman, tenor viol
Sara Blake, bass viol
Valerie Sylvester, bass viol

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

The featured composition for this noon hour concert is a 25-minute piece titled Mama’s Painting: Louis Riel’s Dream by Dr Karen Sunabacka. The piece is inspired by an unfinished collection of paintings by her Métis grandmother Lenore Clouston titled “Louis Riel’s Dream.” The five paintings were to highlight the history of Western Canada through the stories of the indigenous peoples, illustrating the clashes of cultures and politics in Canada and pointing to a future where people of all races could live in harmony.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

EVA is a trio featuring cellist Vesa Norilo, kantele player, Anna-Karin Korhonen and soprano Essi Wuorela (Rajaton), all hailing from Helsinki, Finland. Their repertoire consists of traditional Finnish folk music as well as original music composed by members of EVA. Each member of the group brings a wealth of musical experience, having studied a wide range of styles from classical to jazz and folk.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Are you thinking about which university is best for you?  Whether you are waiting for an offier or already received an offer, we want to meet you!

Come to the University of Waterloo March Open House on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

A quartet of local musicians will perform Haydn's Op 20, No 5. This concert features Adam Diderrich & Marcus Scholtes on the violin, Ethan Filner on the viola, and Rebecca Morton on the cello.  Special guest Barbara Hankins will round out the group with the clarinet.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

This concert will feature new works for saxophone and piano including  two suites by Waterloo composers Boyd McDonald and Joanne Bender. The performers will be Willem Moolenbeek, saxophone and Boyd McDonald, piano.

Friday, March 23, 2018 — 9:00 AM EDT

Not sure which University to study Music at?  Come and audition with us!

We want to get to know you and see if Music at UWaterloo is the right fit for you.

Whether you have an offer of admission from UWaterloo already, or are still waiting for one, we want to hear from you.  Contact us for an audition, or to find out how music can fit into your studies at Waterloo.

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