Events

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Ralf Buschmeyer

Ralf Buschmeyer celebrates his return to Ontario with friends new and old.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Daniel Lichti & James McLean

Dan Lichti, James McLean, and pianist Anna Ronai are well known to local audiences.  Their program includes duets by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Balfe and Rossini.  

Saturday, February 1, 2020 — 5:00 PM EST
orchestra@uwaterloo

Every two years, orchestra@uwaterloo holds a Concerto and Aria Competition that is open to University of Waterloo students and recent graduates, and is judged by a panel of professional musicians.  The winner(s) perform in an end of term concert with the orchestra@uwaterloo.  This concert helps to determine the winners.  Out of 17 competitors (5 piano, 5 violin, 1 cel

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Shhh Ensemble

Spirits is piano/percussion duo SHHH!! Ensemble’s most ambitious project to date. Diversely inspired by composers reflections on the beyond, the nature of creativity, whiskey, and more, Spirits features two newly commissioned works from Canadian composers John Gordon Armstrong and Jocelyn Morlock. The programme is augmented by existing pieces by Andy Akiho, Micheline Roi, and John Beckwith.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Phases image

The Happenstancers is the shared vision of co-directors Brad Cherwin and Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh. Described as “Toronto’s best young chamber musicians” (Bachtrack) and recipients of the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble in an Opera, Cherwin and Hardy-Kavanagh helm a rotating cast of innovative voices on Toronto’s classical scene. Their daring concert program PHASES leaps between centuries and styles, moods and colours, as works by Augusta Reed Thomas, Bram Van Camp, Mozart, and Beethoven conjure vibrant and varied personalities. Learn more at thehappenstancers.com.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Mary Catherine Pazzano

Featuring singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano and pianist Paul Stouffer, the program will be a jazzy exploration of Bernstein's iconic West Side Story, while also delving into his various musicals (On the Town, Wonderful Town), and classical works as well such as MASS, Peter Pan, and Candide.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
Ben Sung, violinist

The name Paganini conjures as much myth as history for musicians and violinists.  Portraits reveal a gaunt, ghostly man, and much of the music he composed asks for seemingly impossible feats of time and distance.  Join violinist Benjamin Sung for a performance of Paganini's Opus 1: the 24 Caprices for violin solo.  Taken together, these works are a testament to the p

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.

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.

Friday, March 27, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
Chamber Choir at St. John's Anglican

Directed this Winter term by Bob Anderson, the 25 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.

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