Mainstage Concerts

2018-19 Mainstage Concerts

The Department of Music's MainStage Concert Series showcases top student music ensembles, choirs, bands, the University Symphony Orchestra, faculty performers, vocalists and acclaimed international guest artists. Each concert varies in repertoire from classical to contemporary, including original compositions. Performance venues include Convocation Hall, one of Edmonton’s most treasured music stages, and Winspear Centre, one of North America’s finest concert halls.

ULTRAVIOLET
January 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Convocation Hall

UltraViolet promises a cutting edge experience with virtuosic music performed by an agile and effervescent mixed quartet of musicians: Allison Balcetis (saxophone), Roger Admiral (piano), Chenoa Anderson (flute) and Amy Nicholson (cello).


KILBURN MEMORIAL CONCERT: QUARTETTO GELATO
January 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Convocation Hall

With their thrilling stage presence, superb musicianship and exotic blend of repertoire, this Canadian classical crossover quartet has earned international acclaim for their signature style. Quartetto Gelato makes their University of Alberta debut in the 38th annual Kilburn Memorial Concert.


CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERWORKS WITH CLARINET
February 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Convocation Hall

Renowned clarinetist, James Campbell, joins Patricia Tao (piano), Rafael Hoekman (cello) and Robert Uchida (violin) for an evening of 19th and 20th century chamber music classics. The concert will also feature the world premiere of a commissioned piece by Edmonton composer, Allan Gilliland, for piano, cello and violin.


UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL HONOUR BAND WEEKEND
February 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Winspear Centre

Accomplished high school music students from across the province gather for the High School Honour Band weekend, culminating in a grand finale performance with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Department of Music Concerto Competition winner. Conducted by Angela Schroeder.  


WINTERREISE: A 21ST CENTURY JOURNEY
February 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Convocation Hall

Elizabeth Turnbull (mezzo-soprano), Shannon Hiebert (piano) and internationally renowned operatic tenor, Patrick Raftery, perform a reimagined version of Schubert’s stunningly beautiful 19th century classic, Winterreise.


HERSTORY: WOMEN COMPOSERS FOR WIND BAND
March 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Winspear Centre

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble (conducted by Angela Schroeder) and Concert Band (conducted by Daryl Price) present the Canadian premiere of Julie Giroux’s Symphony No. 5, along with other prominent works by influential female composers. 


CARNAVAL
April 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Winspear Centre

The University Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Petar Dundjerski) closes the MainStage concert season with an afternoon of light favourites, including Le Carnaval des Animaux by Saint-Saëns. Beloved by families, this fun and witty piece features special guest pianists Jacques Després and Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp, performing with the orchestra on two pianos.