Events - November 2018

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
music notes

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
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