Events - 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017 — 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Tyler ReidyCome and hear 4th year Music Honours - Intensive Music Specialization student, Tyler Reidy, perform his final recital.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Sonia ZettleCome and hear 4th year Music & Busines Honours Co-op, Italian Studies minor student, Sonia Zettle, perform her final recital.

Monday, December 4, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe described chamber music (specifically, string quartet music) as "four rational people conversing". This conversational pattern–which refers to the way one instrument introduces a melody or motif and then other instruments subsequently "respond" with a similar motif–has been a thread woven through the history of chamber music composition from the end of the 18th century to the present. 

Come join us and hear accomplished UW student musicians play beautiful chamber music.  Free admission, followed by a reception.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 — 2:00 PM EST

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble is an accomplished group of approximately twenty student musicians.  They perform a mix of jazz classics and modern pieces.  The director is Michael Wood, well known vibist and jazz director.
The concert lasts approximately 75 minutes, refreshments to follow.

Friday, December 1, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST

Benjamin Britten’s quirky cantata, Rejoice in the Lamb, set to the delightfully peculiar poetry of Christopher Smart is the feature work on the University of Waterloo Chamber Choir’s term-end concert.  Organist Jan Overduin joins the choir in this program at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo.  Music by Jan Sandström, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Tim Corlis, Franz Biebl and others completes the program. The Chamber Choir is directed by Mark Vuorinen.  Tickets are available at the door.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — 8:00 PM EST

"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here."  JK Rowling
The orchestra@uwaterloo produces many such magical moments. Directed by Daniel Warren, students, staff, faculty and alumni from all faculties join together to play beautiful symphonic music.

This concert will feature the Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 6 in D Major.

Monday, November 27, 2017 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
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Students participating in the Fall 2017 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term. See detailed program below.

Sunday, November 26, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST

St. Lucia’s Day, Yi Ping, Diwali, Obon, Hanukkah, Advent and Christmas -- festivals of light.  Around the world, groups have fashioned holidays, festivals, and rituals around it. With these rituals come beautiful practices. The UW Choir will explore music from India, Japan, Thailand, and Sweden as well as Canadian traditional music for Advent and Christmas.  The  60 voice UW Choir is directed by Dr. Gerard Yun. Tickets available at the door.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST
The University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will perform a selection of traditional and modern compositions.  First started in 2013, the ensemble led by artist-in-residence Dewa Suparta and Dr. Maisie Sum is expanding its repertoire and level every term.  
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

Classical guitarist Celia Linde is acclaimed for her personal style, her captivating temperament and for her wide range of musical interpretations.  She tours frequently throughout Europe, the U.S., Canada, Finland, Scandinavia, Russia, and Turkey. As a recitalist Celia Linde has performed in numerous festivals and international concert Halls including the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and others.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
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Students participating in the Fall 2017 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term. See detailed program below.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

Eviole [ay-vee-oh-lay] is a group of five musicians focusing on the music written in the 17th century (ish). The music from this time is astonishingly beautiful, grounded in text/poetry, deliciously intricate, and often quite cheeky. The group features Sheila Dietrich, soprano, Corey Linforth, soprano, Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo soprano, Borys Medicky, harpsichord, and Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, cello. 

Friday, November 10, 2017 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Since graduating from the University of Waterloo just over a decade ago, Amanda Kind (BA ’06) has grown into an inspirational leader for young performers in her community.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

Autorickshaw’s music lies on the cultural cutting edge, as contemporary jazz, funk and folk easily rub shoulders with the classical and popular music of India. Formed in 2003, Autorickshaw is one of the most intriguing acts on the world music and jazz landscapes, garnering 2004 and 2007 JUNO nominations for World Music Album of the Year, winning a Canadian Independent Music Award in 2005, and a John Lennon Songwriting Competition Grand Prize in World Music and the CAPACOA Touring Artist of the Year award, both in 2008.

Monday, November 6, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Kathryn Ladano

The workshop will include a variety of free improvisation exercises designed to build musical and interpersonal skills such as listening, communicating and connecting with other players.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 — 12:30 PM EDT

Elinor Frey celebrates J. S. Bach’s Suites for unaccompanied cello with a performance of his dark and introspective Suite No. 5 in C Minor (BWV 1011), alongside the complex, nuanced nobility of Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major (BWV 1010). Between these two pillars of the cello repertoire, Ms. Frey performs a newly commissioned works “Chimera” (2017) by the innovative American composer Ken Ueno.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — 12:30 PM EDT

Composed by Carol Ann Weaver, "Songs for My Mother - from Appalachia to Africa" is a song cycle based on writings from her mother Miriam L.

Friday, October 13, 2017 — 12:30 PM EDT

No, not those three tenors, but our own instrumental version.  This concert will feature the musical legacy of Tenor Saxophonists: Jimmy Heath, Hank Mobley, and Stan Getz.

Presented by Michael Wood on the Vibraphone, Ernie Kalwa on Tenor Saxophone, and Bassist Greg Prior.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — 12:30 PM EDT

Nominated in 2014 for “Best Percussion Ensemble” by DRUM! Magazine, Duo Percussion is a professional percussion pairing known for their eclectic and high-energy performances. Founded by Brennan Connolly and Dave Robilliard, Duo Percussion is dedicated to expanding the percussion duo repertoire and attracting new audiences by performing diverse and entertaining programs of classical and contemporary percussion music.

Friday, September 29, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT

Award-winning Austrian pianist Anna Magdalena Kokits will play a selection of modern and classical pieces as part of her coast-to-coast tour during Canada 150.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — 12:30 PM EDT
Friday, July 28, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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Come and hear 4th year Music Honours student, Melissa Murray, perform her final recital.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 — 7:30 PM EDT

Four different chamber trios will perform a wide selection of classical music pieces.  The musicians are gifted students, so this is a delightful way to spend a Sunday evening.  Free Admission, with a reception to follow.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 — 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Come and here 4th year Music and Math student, Logan Fiander, perform his final recital.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EDT
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Students participating in the Spring 2017 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term. See detailed program below.


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