Events - 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST
Instrumental ensembles

Six talented groups of student chamber musicians will play a wide selection of classical music.  More details to follow.  Free admission, reception after the concert.  

Sunday, December 1, 2019 — 2:00 PM EST
Jazz Ensemble

The UWaterloo Jazz ensemble consists of 20 students who love all sorts of jazz.  Tickets available at the door.  More information coming soon.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST
Gamelan in Rock Garden

The University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan ensemble consists of 20 students who have learned to play the gamelan without prior experience and without notation.  Learning to strike with one hand and dampen with the other is difficult, but you will be impressed by how well the Gamelan Ensemble plays.  Directed by Dewa Made Suparta, this concert will transport you to Bali, Indonesia.  The

Saturday, November 23, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST
University Choir
Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

The orchestra@uwaterloo is a group of approximately 60 students, staff, faculty, and alumni from the University of Waterloo.  Directed by noted local conductor Daniel Warren, the orchestra will be playing the following pieces:
Vaughan Williams, Fantasie on the theme of Thomas Tallis
Mendelssohn “Hebrides Overture”
Vaughan Williams, “The Lark Ascending”

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 12:30 PM EST
Eviole Ensemble
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 12:30 PM EST
Jen Thiessen and Ben Reimer

Park Sounds is a new duo comprised of Manitoba-raised, Montreal-based musicians Jennifer Thiessen (viola, viola d’amore) and Ben Reimer (percussion). Both members of Park Sounds are rooted in the Manitoba classical, pop and new music communities,

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST

The Consortium Arts Ensemble will play Benjamin Britten's Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, as well as Mozart's Oboe quartet in F major.  Members consist of Anita Walsh on the violin, Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh on viola, our very own Ben Bolt-Martin on cello, and of course to round out the group, the renowned Jim Mason on the oboe.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
Daniel Cabena

World renowned counter-tenor Daniel Cabena will sing Ralph Vaughan William's "Ten Blake songs", accompanied by Sarah Cardwell on the oboe. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT

Soprano Elizabeth Lepock and collaborative pianist Simone Luti will present musical indulgences on the topic of food, poetry, love, and more… Arranged as a meal, this recital will include a few “meatier” songs sets, by such composers as Liszt and Rachmaninoff, interspersed with shorter tidbits, by Canadian composer David MacIntyre, setting appetizer and dessert food descriptions.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT

The 2019 Benjamin Eby Lecture will be presented by Mark Vuorinen

Witnessing Passion: Musical depiction of minor characters in Passion music by Bach, Ešenvalds, MacMillan and Pärt

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
Christopher Bagan

Christopher Bagan is harpsichordist for the Canadian Opera Company and Opera Atelier, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in the piano music of Arnold Schönberg. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
Borys Medicky

Joseph Lanza, violinPlaying on period instruments, violinist Joseph Lanza and harpsichordist Borys Medicky will play a selection of classical music from Europe.  Lanza is a professor at Western University, and the concertmaster of the London Symphonium.  Medicky is an internationally known harpsichordist, who also does repairs and builds instruments as a side line.  

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
Heidi Wall, pianist

Johannes Brahms composed Piano Sonata No. 3 with a masterful combination of free Romantic spirit and strict classical structure when he was 20 years old.  This Piano Sonata is infused with the motif's from Beethoven's 5th Symphony during the first, third, and fourth movements. 

Friday, September 6, 2019 — 12:00 PM EDT
Gamelan in Rock Garden

Join us for a University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble mini-concert and demonstration on Friday, September 6th at noon.  The Peter Russell Rock Garden is a lovely place to enjoy even a few minutes of music.  Stay after the concert and try a few instruments yourself.  

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Friday, September 20, 2019 — 10:00 PM EDT
Ensemble auditions

Auditions are open for Fall 2019 Ensembles.  You may take these for credit or as an extracurricular activity.  Ensembles are open to all University of Waterloo students.

Full details available on our ensemble page

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Friday, September 20, 2019 — 10:00 PM EDT
Choral auditions

Choral Ensembles are open to all University of Waterloo students.   You may take these for credit (.25 units on top of regular course load) or as an extracurricular activity.  See our Ensemble page for details, and to see which ensemble would suit your musical tastes and abilities.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
3 stringed instruments

Four chamber groups will play a delightful selection of classical music.  Included this term are pieces by Mozart and Peterson.  Free admission, reception to follow.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EDT
music notes

Students participating in the Spring 2019 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term. 

Everyone welcome to come and hear these talented students!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EDT
music notes

Students participating in the Spring 2019 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term. 

Everyone welcome to come and hear these talented students!

Saturday, July 20, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
University Choir

The human voice is an incredible instrument, not only capable of carrying text, but also showcasing many different sounds to convey emotion or create atmosphere.

Friday, June 14, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble

The Balinese Gamelan is meant to be heard outdoors, so please join us at Waterloo Town Square for a terrific evening concert.  Free admission.  This UWaterloo Ensemble is directed by prominent gamelan composer I Dewa Made Suparta and Dr. Maisie Sum.  Stay after the concert and try an instrument or two.

Monday, May 6, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — 10:00 PM EDT
cello on piano

Spring 2019 Ensemble auditions are open for registration. 
See Ensemble page for details. 
In Spring term we offer the Balinese Gamelan, Instrumental Chamber groups, orchestra@uwaterloo, and the University Choir.
The orchestra needs 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, & 2 bassoons

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (all day) to Friday, September 6, 2019 (all day)

Did you know any Waterloo student can take a studio course (Music 226) for a full credit?


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