Events - 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT to Monday, November 23, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
virtual concert at home
Enjoy noon hour recitals by professional musicians from the comfort of home.
Friday, February 7, 2020 — 9:00 AM EST
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Not sure which University to study Music at?  Come and audition with us!

We want to get to know you at your audition and see if Music at UWaterloo is the right fit for you.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Mariette Stephenson with Guitar

Musician: Mariette Stephenson, guitar

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Heidi Wall, pianist
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Clarisse Tonigussi, Jana Skarecky, Narmina Afandiyeva

Program notes: Being premiered on Remembrance Day, this is a story of remembrance. It tells of a time in history, of the conflict of war and its impact on those caught in the middle of it, of a courageous woman who finds hope and a way forward through the challenges and obstacles life puts in her path. It is inspired by the life of my grandmother, Esther (Irina).

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Olivia Shortt

Olivia Shortt, saxophonist.  

Six degrees of separation: This is a recital featuring and celebrating the wonderful creative artists that I've met over the last few years and is a celebration of previously commissioned works as well as some new works by myself. Exciting and beautiful works by Finola Merivale, Olivia Shortt, Stephanie Orlando among others for solo saxophone. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
railway sculpture

The Road to Peace: A Reflection on the Relocation of the Russian Mennonites is a composition by Professor Emeritus Leonard Enns

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
Chris Lee on railway tracks
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
ceng ceng instrument

I Dewa Made Suparta is a musician, composer, and teacher born to a family of artists in Pengosekan, Bali, Indonesia. Immersed in Balinese gamelan from early childhood, he began performing with the children’s group of his village at age 10. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
Clifton Joey Guidry

Exploring sonic possibilities, and afro-futurist cosmologies through improvisation, Clifton Joey Guidry III (bassoon), Lisa E. Harris (voice/theremin), Olivia J. P. Harris (cello), seek the answer to the question, IY IS IO SO HOT? 

     Olivia J.P. Harris

        Joey Guidry                                       Lisa E. Harris

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
hands on piano

Few groups have been as impacted by Covid-19 as professional musicians, who have lost live performing opportunities. This concert series is an opportunity for them to shine in front of an audience, albeit online.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT
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Sunday, April 5, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT
Steph Collings pic at piano

Stephanie Collings, piano

4th year Music & Business, Honours Cooperative Program

Featuring works of Bach, Debussy, Ravel, Chopin and Prokofiev

Free admission. Everyone Welcome.
Reception to follow.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT
Candace Bustard

Candace Bustard, piano

4th year Music (Intensive Specialization) & Biology, Joint Honours,
Medical Physiology Minor

Featuring works of Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, and Scriabin

Free admission. Everyone Welcome.
Reception to follow.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble in Engineering building

The twenty member Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will perform a mix of traditional pieces and modern compositions. 

To get a taste of this amazing music, check out the Youtube videos:

Monday, March 30, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT
Peter Thompson pic

Peter Thompson, piano

4th year Music Honours

Featuring works of Gibbons, Schubert, Liszt, Scriabin, Messaien, and Charbier

Free admission. Everyone Welcome.
Reception to follow.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
ICE Group

This concert is a highlight of the Winter term.  Please join us for some beautiful classical music, performed by five different student groups playing a diverse range of instruments.  Free Admission, reception to follow.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT
jazz guitarist

Join us for a highlight of the Winter term, the 22 member jazz ensemble concert.  Directed by Michael Wood, the Jazz Ensemble plays a wide range of jazz standards and newer compositions. This term the ensemble is featuring the music of Quincy Jones, Wayne Short, Rob McConnell, and more.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
University of Waterloo Choir

Journeys is a concert that will be examining music that talks of journey and home. The central piece on the program is the epic story of Kouta as set to music by Mäntyjärvi.

Friday, March 27, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
Chamber Choir

Directed this Winter term by Bob Anderson, the 24 voice Chamber Choir will sing pieces both ancient and modern.  Songs include Healey Willan pieces (mid 20th century), John Bennett's All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded from the 17th century, and modern pop classics such as Pure Imagination from the Willi Wonka film.  Admission is $10/$5 students

Thursday, March 26, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
string section of orchestra

Directed by well-known local musician Daniel Warren, this 60 member orchestra will play the following pieces:

Tchaikovsky symphony #6 (the Pathetique)
Smetana: Dances from the "Bartered Bride".
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no. 2 in D minor

Monday, March 23, 2020 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EDT
music notes

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

Everyone welcome to come and hear these talented students!

Sunday, March 22, 2020 — 4:00 PM EDT
Mykayla piano pic

Mykayla Turner, piano

4th year Music & Health Studies, Joint Honours

Featuring works of Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Granados and Morawetz

Free admission. Everyone Welcome.
Reception to follow.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Waterloo has decided to CANCEL March Break Open House on March 21, 2020.

This decision was made in consultation with university leadership and public health officials in order to best protect our guests and the many staff and volunteers who support this event.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
Sergei Prokofiev


Sergei Prokofiev wrote the story and composed the music for Peter and the Wolf in 1936. It was written in two weeks for a children's theatre in Moscow. He wrote the music as a child's introduction to the orchestra with each character being represented by an instrument or group of instruments. Peter and the Wolf was an immediate success and continues to be enjoyed today by children all over the world.

For Peter and the Wolf, The KW Woodwind Quintet will be joined by narrator by Mark Vuorinen. In addition, the quintet will perform Mozart's Variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman (known to many as Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star) and and excerpt of Mozart's Horn Concerto in F, played on a garden hose.

Wendy Wagler (flute), Sarah Cardwell (oboe), Barbara Hankins (clarinet), Heather Carruthers (bassoon), Trevor Wagler (horn).  Suitable for all ages, perfect for a March Break event.


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