January 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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.
April 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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.