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Thursday, December 17, 2015 — 3:13 PM EST

The Music of Sir James MacMillan

​Sunday March 6, 2016 3pm 
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener
​Choir 21, University of Waterloo Chamber Choir, Grand Philharmonic Choir
Sir James MacMillan, conductor

Thursday, December 17, 2015 — 2:24 PM EST

Sawatsky Lecture

Sir James MacMillan
March 1, 2016 at 7:30pm
Room 2202, Conrad Grebel University College

Saturday, December 5, 2015 — 3:00 PM EST
Thomas Little is a UW Music Major. Come and hear his final piano grad recital in the Conrad Grebel Chapel. All welcome.
 
Thomas will be playing works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 — 7:00 PM EST

Nicole studies both Systems Design Engineering and Music at UW. Come and hear her final piano grad recital in the Conrad Grebel Chapel. All welcome.

She will be featuring the work of Chopin, Brahms, Gershwin, Stravinsky, and Scarlatti.

Monday, November 30, 2015 — 7:00 PM EST

Come join us for two lovely evenings of classical music.  Six different ensemble groups will play a selection of pieces, three on Sunday and three on Monday. Selections include pieces by Beethoven, D'Indy, Schumann, Mozzart, Glinka, and Poulenc.  We even have a brass trio this term.  Ben Bolt-Martin, the principal cellist for the Stratford Festival Orchestra, is the director.  Free admission, with a reception to follow.

Monday, November 30, 2015 — 12:30 PM EST

Students participating in the Fall 2015 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Sunday, November 29, 2015 — 7:00 PM EST

Come join us for two lovely evenings of classical music.  Six different ensemble groups will play a selection of pieces, four on Sunday and two on Monday. Selections include pieces by Beethoven, D'Indy, Schumann, Mozzart, Glinka, and Poulenc.  We even have a brass trio this term. Free admission, with a reception to follow.

Sunday, November 29, 2015 — 2:00 PM EST

Join us for a delightful afternoon of seasonal jazz classics, directed by Michael Wood and performed by the UW Jazz Ensemble.  Reception to follow in the downstairs atrium.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 — 7:00 PM EST

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. 

Friday, November 27, 2015 — 7:30 PM EST

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.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 — 12:30 PM EST

Students participating in the Fall 2015 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 — 12:30 PM EST

Directed by Dr. Maisie Sum and Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the UW Gamelan Ensemble will perform a selection of pieces that illustrate this type of "world music".  

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 — 12:30 PM EST

Students participating in the Fall 2015 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Monday, November 23, 2015 — 12:30 PM EST

Students participating in the Fall 2015 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.


Sunday, November 22, 2015 — 7:30 PM EST

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 for the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt, so well loved and admired by listeners worldwide.  Arguably the world’s most popular composer of contemporary classical music, his music is revered in his homeland of Estonia and around the world.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

Interested in an Arts major?  Thinking of an Arts minor?  Want to take Arts electives?  All current students are invited to attend this Arts Major Showcase to learn more about the Arts majors and minors!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 — 12:30 PM EST

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.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Fall Open House 2015

Saturday, November 7th | 10 am to 4 pm

You and your family are invited to join us for our open house designed with your questions and interests in mind. Meet with professors, staff, and students who can help you decide whether Waterloo is right for you. 

Take a campus tour, visit the residences you're interested in, attend program information sessions, learn about key campus services, and meet with academic and co-op experts. We're looking forward to your visit!

Friday, October 30, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT

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

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

The Community Gamelan is a collaborative learning and music-making experience on an ensemble of bronze instruments from the island of Bali. Open to any interested community members, players participate in a satisfying group music-making experience and learn about another culture and its music at the same time.  These are a repeat of the Oct 15 workshops.
Register for workshops or join the Gamelan.
 

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

This interactive workshop explores various drumming traditions and their pedagogical benefits.

In addition, the importance of “music and movement” in the classroom will be examined.

All Welcome. No cost, but kindly RSVP.


See also drumhand.ca for worshop examples.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT

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.
 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

The Faculty of Arts has streamlined the curriculum, opened up choices, and made it easier to make changes along the academic career path. The new versions of the majors are more flexible, so students can customize their degrees by adding a minor to their major or pursuing a specialization within their major.

Sunday, October 4, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT
Sing Fires of Justice

Sing Fires of Justice Public Festival of Song and Word - 10th Anniversary

This concert will include both the UW Chamber Choir directed by Dr. Mark Vuorinen, and the University Choir directed by Dr. Gerard Yun.  Other featured choirs are the Maureen Forrester Singers, Laurier Singers and Concert Choir, as well as the Good Hearted Women Singers.
The speaker for this evening is John Milloy, from the Centre for Public Ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT

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. 

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