Due to the cancellation of the 2023 KW Symphony season, the program for today has changed. Cellist Cathy Anderson will now join flautist Wendy Wagler and pianist Beth Ann de Souza. The Phoenix Trio performs works from the early 20th century. We are glad to have this opportunity to welcome Cathy with the Phoenix Trio. More details will be available soon.
The Phoenix Trio
Clara Schumann - Piano Trio in G Minor
Amy Beach - Two pieces fro flute, cello, and piano
Louise Farrenc - Trio for Piano, Flute, and Cello
Philippe Gaubert - Piece Romantique for Flute, violincelle et Pianoforte
A native of Guelph, Ontario, Cathy Anderson holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she studied cello with Paul Pulford and members of the Penderecki String Quartet. She earned a Master of Music degree at Yale University under the tutelage of Aldo Parisot, where she received regular coachings from members of the Tokyo String Quartet. Cathy has had the opportunity to perform in concert with the St. Lawrence, Penderecki and Borealis String Quartets, and has been heard as a soloist and chamber musician on CBC Radio. Cathy, along with three other members of the KWS, now plays in the Bremen String Quartet which performs frequently in the area and runs the KWS Youth Chamber Program. Before joining the KWS in 2007, Cathy played in the Thunder Bay Symphony and taught the cello studio at Lakehead University. She recently taught a semester at Wilfrid Laurier University, and played for the Drayton Entertainment productions of Evita and Annie.
Beth Ann de Sousa
Pianist Beth Ann de Sousa holds an AMus from Western Ontario Conservatory, BMus from Wilfrid Laurier University and a MMUS from Western University with all degrees in Piano Performance. She is a founding member of the New Art Quartet and has performed frequently with the K-W Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Chamber Ensemble. An experienced choral accompanist, Beth Ann has worked with numerous conductors including Mario Bernardi, Bernard Labadie, and Robert Shaw. Beth Ann is the accompanist in residence at Laurier, She teaches collaborative piano courses as well as co-ordinating the chamber music program. In addition, Beth Ann maintains a busy performance schedule as an accompanist and chamber musician.
Wendy Wagler is an accomplished soloist and orchestral musician. She holds the principal flute chair in the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra and freelances with many ensembles, including the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. She has performed as soloist with the K-W Symphony Youth Orchestra, the K-W Chamber Orchestra and the Renaissance Singers and is a founding member of the Springdale Trio and flutist for the KW Woodwind Quintet. Wendy holds a Master’s Degree in Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelor Degree in Flute Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has directed flute masterclasses throughout Southwestern Ontario, and maintains a full teaching schedule at Renaissance School of the Arts and Heritage College. Wendy also organizes the KW Chamber Orchestra Concerto competition.