The 2023 Concerto & Aria Competition will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Conrad Grebel University College. See the Concerto and Aria Competition page for details.
We regret to inform you that we have decided to postpone the February 2022 Concerto & Aria Competition to February 2023.
Due to the continuing Coronavirus situation, the orchestra@uwaterloo will continue to be offered online in the Integrated Instrumental Music Ensemble format. It is a great way to connect with other musicians, and you can participate from outside of Waterloo. See Ensemble Webpage for for information.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, the orchestra@uwaterloo has moved online, along with most University of Waterloo courses. The new online ensemble is called Integrated Instrumental Music Online.
We are very sorry to give you the following notice:
The orchestra@uwaterloo held its 2020 Concerto and Aria Competition on February 1 at Conrad Grebel University College. Any student or recent graduate of the University of Waterloo is eligible to compete in this biennial competition hosted by the orchestra.
The title for this terms concert is Fancy a Cuppa? Music from the Glorious Isles. Pieces include the following:
Vaughan Williams, Fantasie on the theme of Thomas Tallis
Mendelssohn “Hebrides Overture”
Vaughan Williams, “The Lark Ascending”
Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony
The repertoire this term includes several popular ballet overtures, as well as arias from Massenet, Gounud, Dvorak, Mozart, and Offenbach accompanied by local favourite sopranos Natasha Campbell and Autumn Wascher.
The concert will take place on July 25th at Knox Presbyterian Church, which has excellent acoustics and air conditioning!
The Winter 2019 Concert, which will take place on Thursday April 4th at 7:30pm in Hagey Hall, features the winner of the 2018 UW Concerto Competition. Eric Liang won against stiff competition, playing Brahms Piano Concerto #2 in B flat major. This competition is sponsored by Professor David Taylor, and the quality of the contestants was excellent.
Brahms Piano Concerto #2 in Bb major
Bruckner Overture in G minor
Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81
We are delighted to present an opportunity to play in the orchestra during the Spring term. The open rehearsal is on May 10th at 7pm in the Conrad Grebel University College Great Hall. The concert will take place on Thursday, July 19, location tba. See Ensemble website for details.