MainStage Concerts

2019-20 MainStage Concerts

The Department of Music’s 2019-2020 MainStage season lineup features elite music student ensembles, choirs, bands, the University Symphony Orchestra, faculty performers and internationally acclaimed guest artists, performing a wide variety of repertoire sure to please your musical taste and style.



March 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Convocation Hall

In this solo performance, pianist Jacques Després engages the listener in a dialogue with the many voices of the instrument. Haydn reveals his inner musings in an operatic fashion and Bartók shares his heritage as an authentic Hungarian bard, while Chopin expresses his poetic sensibilities and R. Schumann explores the orchestral range of the piano.


March 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Winspear Centre

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble (conducted by Angela Schroeder) and Concert Band (conducted by Daryl Price) present an afternoon of music programmed around global themes of reconciliation, climate change and diversity.


March 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Winspear Centre

The University Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Petar Dundjerski) presents masterworks by Ludwig van Beethoven and his most famous teacher, Franz Joseph Haydn. The heroic struggle against fate in Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5 is balanced by the fervent joy of Haydn’s last major work, the Harmoniemesse, featuring the voices of the Madrigal Singers and Concert Choir (conducted by Leonard Ratzlaff).