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Sunday, December 2, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST

Six different Instrumental Chamber Ensemble groups of three to five members will play a lovely selection of classical music.

Pieces will include:

Sunday, December 2, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble consists of approximately 20 jazz aficionados playing standard and non-standard jazz instruments.  Directed by Michael Wood, this ensemble will play a wide selection of popular jazz music.  this concert will feature the music of Sonny Rollins, Ralph Towner, Joe Sealy, Leonard Bernstein and Rodgers & Hart.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
orchestra@uwaterloo

This is a concert about storytelling.  Surprisingly, Rossini's Barber of Seville is not a story about a rabbit masquerading as a barber but a love story complete with disguises and mistaken identity and love triumphs in the end.  The overture was written for a different opera actually, "Aureliano in Palmira". Rossini borrowed it as he had run out of time.

Monday, November 26, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
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Students participating in the Fall 2018 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
University Choir

While the term “empire” has come to have strong political connotations, an archaic use of the word simply means to hold absolute power over something or someone. Few who listen to or participate in music could deny its empire!

Friday, November 23, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST

Gamelan is the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments.  It is taught without notation, which means the students have to memorize their parts.  Directed by artist-in-residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the group plays both traditional Balinese music and modern compositions.

Thursday, November 22, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
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music notes

Students participating in the Fall 2018 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
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music notes

Students participating in the Fall 2018 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term. See detailed program below.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
music notes

music notes

Students participating in the Fall 2018 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term. See detailed program below.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 — 3:00 PM EST

In October 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was targeted for his sexuality. He was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field.

Twenty years after that terrible event, we perform Craig Hella Johnson’s bold and transcendent work, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and texts, including passages from Matthew’s personal journal.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST
KW Wind Quintet

The KW Woodwind Quintet has chosen a program of delightful music by French composers to showcase the "jolie vent" that wind instruments create. The concert will include Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin, Debussy's Children's Corner, Bozza's Scherzo, and Bizet's Carmen Fantasie. Bienvenue à notre concert!

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

Four members of the KW Symphony will play Debussy's First String Quartet, in G minor, Op. 10.

Don't let the formal title of this extraordinary work fool you!  Debussy's First String Quartet is anything but formal.  Its fleeting mood, ravishing grandeur, and subtlety of timbre eclipse the rigours of traditional form.  Follow that with the fun of William Bolcom's Ghost Rags and you'll find a classical road map to jazz.  Join friends from the KW Symphony in this performance of music that enlivens and inspires.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Fall open house

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

Harpist Lori Gemmell and tenor James McLean will perform a selection of classical music.  This concert features French songs by Debussy, Faure and Tournier, British Folk songs by Benjamin Britten, and Glen Buhr's setting of Tolkien's epic Tale of Tinuviel.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
Sing for Water event
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

This concert will feature an eclectic mix of music by Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, and Monk.  Performers Michael Wood on vibes/percussion, Steve Clark on bass, and Rob LaRose on percussion have a wealth of experience between them.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

Soprano Ellen McAteer and pianist Geoffrey Conquer present an afternoon of love, longing, and laughter.  "The Water is Wide" will journey from Mozart's charming lieder to Canteloube's haunting Chants d'Auvergne (Songs of the Auvergne) to selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy's Magic Horn), ending with Britten's beautiful folksong settings

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Goodchild Grady Duo

The Goodchild Grady Duo will present an all Canadian program of works for clarinet/bass clarinet and percussion. Featuring Toronto based composer Shelley Marwood, Saskatoon composer Kendra Harder as well as other contemporary composers.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

The Op. 39 quintet by Prokofiev is based on his ballet, Trapeze, which was written during his time in Paris. The strange, virtuosic, and sometimes grotesque music perfectly represents circus performers and carnival sights. 
Centred around the Prokofiev, our quirky program explores light and dark music by these four swell composers. 

Friday, September 7, 2018 — 12:00 PM EDT

Please join us for an impromptu music concert in the beautiful UWaterloo Rock Garden.  Members of our Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will perform.  You may even get a chance to try out an instrument yourself.  The concert will start at noon and go for approximately an hour, weather permitting.  Bring your lunch and stay a while.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 — 9:00 AM to Friday, September 21, 2018 — 10:00 PM EDT
Gamelan in Waterloo Town Square

The University of Waterloo Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College invites all students, faculty, staff, and community members to join most of the eight ensembles that it sponsors and organizes.

Sunday, July 22, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

There could not be a more delightful way to spend a summer evening.  Three different chamber groups of talented students will perform classical music in the Conrad Grebel Chapel.   Selections include:
Trio No. 1 in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Trio No. 1 in B flat major by Franz Schubert
Trio K. 498 'Kegelstatt' by W. A. Mozart

Sunday, July 22, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT
Jerry Liu photo

Join us for the final graduation recital of Jerry Liu, baritone on Sunday, July 22 at 5:00pm in the Conrad Grebel Chapel. All welcome.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

The music for this concert is a collection of enchanting and beautiful compositions from all over Europe and England.  The incomparable Beethoven wakes us to the evils of politics, dishonesty, and murder in his dramatic overture to Coriolan.  A fitting overture for an election year...

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