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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Orchestra still online in Winter 2021

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. 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

orchestra@uwaterloo has moved online

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. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fall 2019 Orchestra Concert

Lance OuelletteThe 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.

Concert Repertoire:

Brahms Piano Concerto #2 in Bb major
Bruckner Overture in G minor
Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81