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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Schubert Trout Quintet

In 1817, the 20 year old Franz Schubert wrote a song for voice and piano about a fish. Two years later, he created a set of variations from this delightful theme which became the 4th movement of his immortal quintet nicknamed “The Trout”.

Our performers aretrout picture
Bruce Skelton, violin
David Wadley, viola
Ben Bolt-Martin, cello
George Greer, double bass
Joanne Bender, piano

Saturday, January 27, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

orchestra@uwaterloo Concerto & Aria Competition Concert of Finalists

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. Winners perform as soloists with the orchestra in a public concert.  On Saturday, January 27th the actual competition takes place.  The evening competition is open to the public.  Three to four finalists will perform in front of a jury to win the honour of playing a solo with the orchestra@uwaterloo.  Contestants include pianists, strings, and woodwind performers, as well as voice students.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Still and Again

Ben Bolt-Martin, a renowned local cello player and our Instrumental Chamber Ensemble director, will perform mostly original music for solo cello with looper.Ben Bolt-Martin

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Heart's Ease

The Cardinal Consort of Viols will be performing 'Heart's Ease', a programme full of some of their favourite pieces. The programme will feature some of the most beautiful music ever written including works by Jenkins, Byrd and Farina.

Sheila Smyth, treble violCardinal Consort of Viols
Linda Deshman, tenor viol
Sara Blake, bass viol
Valerie Sylvester, bass viol

Sunday, February 25, 2018 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Instrumental Chamber Ensemble Concert

ICE GroupFive different Chamber Ensembles,
sixteen talented students,
five diverse instruments.

Result: A lovely way to spend a winter evening at the end of term!

Free admission, reception to follow.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Sunabacka: Louis Riel's Dream

The featured composition for this noon hour concert is a 25-minute piece titled Mama’s Painting: Louis Riel’s Dream by Dr Karen Sunabacka. The piece is inspired by an unfinished collection of paintings by her Métis grandmother Lenore Clouston titled “Louis Riel’s Dream.” The five paintings were to highlight the history of Western Canada through the stories of the indigenous peoples, illustrating the clashes of cultures and politics in Canada and pointing to a future where people of all races could live in harmony.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: The Ice is Cracking Under My Feet

EVA is a trio featuring cellist Vesa Norilo, kantele player, Anna-Karin Korhonen and soprano Essi Wuorela (Rajaton), all hailing from Helsinki, Finland. Their repertoire consists of traditional Finnish folk music as well as original music composed by members of EVA. Each member of the group brings a wealth of musical experience, having studied a wide range of styles from classical to jazz and folk.

Friday, March 9, 2018 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Austrian Sounds of Spring

Elena Denisova and Alexei KornienkoEnjoy an evening of piano and violin music with renowned Austrian musicians Elena Denisova and Alexei Kornienko.  Free admission, no RSVP required.  Reception to follow.

Program includes:

Mozart's Sonata in G major
Maximilian Kreuz's Free Variations
Friedegund Rainer's #Bach#Frau#Mann
Alexander Zemlinsky's Serenade A Major

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Love Lies Sleeping

This concert features violinists Adam Diderrich and Marcus Scholtes,  violist Ethan Filner, cellist Rebecca Morton, and clarinetist  Barbara Hankins.

Haydn's String Quartet Op 20, No 5 will open the concert, followed by American composer Dan Coleman's Quintet. Each movement of this  work borrows its title from a poem by Elizabeth Bishop, and was inspired by the sounds, rhythms, emotions and imagery found in her  work. Mark Vuorinen will read the poems.

The concert will conclude  with the lively Rondo from Carl Maria von Weber's Quintet for  clarinet and strings.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Green Earth Suite

Green Earth SuiteThis concert will feature new works for saxophone and piano including  two suites by Waterloo composers Boyd McDonald and Joanne Bender. The performers will be Willem Moolenbeek, saxophone and Boyd McDonald, piano.