Volk for Chamber Music
Sep 8, 2017 @ 7 30 PM
Featuring the music of Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, Volk highlights the melodic and popular folk styles of these classical composers. Performed by Robert Uchida (violin), Gabrielle Després (violin), Laura Veeze (viola), Rafael Hoekman (cello) and Patricia Tao (piano).
Sep 24, 2017 @1 PM
Join us for an afternoon of popular favourites performed by the talented students of the University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
October 20, 2017 @ 7 30 PM
Cellist Rafael Hoekman pays tribute to his late teacher Yuli Turovsky. Romantic favorites of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev, topped off by the incredible Shostakovich Trio No.2 in E minor Opus 67. An intense evening of Russian passion! Rafael Hoekman, (cello), Patricia Tao, (piano), and Robert Uchida (violin).
Early Modern Keyboard
November 5, 2017 @ 3 PM
This selection of Baroque and Classical music from Bach, Haydn and Schubert illustrates the history of the keyboard from early 1700s to the 1800s through imaginative experiments in sonority. A true dance for the senses! Performed by Roger Admiral (piano).
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
December 3, 2017 @ 3 PM
Celebrate the season with JS Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio). The Madrigal Singers, Concert Choir and University Symphony Orchestra, with faculty soloists Sherry Steele, John Tessier and Elizabeth Turnbull, conducted by Leonard Ratzlaff, will perform the first four of the six cantatas, which feature brilliantly set choruses, familiar chorales and a wide variety of solo arias, duets and trios.
January 13, 2018 @ 7 30 PM
A new collection of well- and lesser-known works for violin and piano, transcribed or composed by violinists. With Roger Admiral (piano) and Guillaume Tardif (violin).
Turning Points: Chamber Music for Mixed Chamber Ensembles
January 21, 2018 @ 3 PM
Inspired by jazz and popular music of the 1920s, Turning Points showcases the music of Milhaud, Svanoe and Weil. Enjoy music from an era centering around cultural influence, inclusion and experimentation. Conductor: Angela Schroeder with special guests.
Robert Cohen, Cellist February 2, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Details to be announced.
Winds and Roses
February 10, 2018 @ 7 30
Four principals of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra perform a programme of woodwind quintet staples and exciting arrangements from orchestral repertoire. Performed by Allene Hackleman (horn), Matt Howatt (bassoon), Lidia Khaner (oboe), Julianne Scott (clarinet) and Petar Dundjerski (flute).
University of Alberta High School Honour Band Weekend
February 11, 2018 @ 3 PM
UAlberta hosts Alberta’s most talented high school students for their annual Honour Band Weekend! The High School Honour Band joins the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the winner of the Department of Music Concerto Competition in a grand weekend finale at the Winspear. Conductor: Angela Schroeder
Masterworks for Piano
March 4, 2018 @ 3 PM
Experience the elegance of piano classics by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Schubert. An evening of exquisite piano repertoire! Performed by Jacques Després.
Faculty Composers: Echo of Nothing
March 9, 2018 @ 7 30 PM
“Every something is an echo of nothing” ― John Cage
Faculty composers, Howard Bashaw, Mark Hannesson, Scott Smallwood and Andriy Talpash with new works for Guillaume Tardif, Roger Admiral, and the Edmonton Saxophone Quartet.
John Williams Celebration: Music from the Movies and More
March 20, 2018 @ 7 30 PM
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band join “forces” to showcase soundtrack works by leading film composer John Williams and others. Conductors: Daryl Price and Angela Schroeder
March 25, 2018 @ 3 PM
A crowning achievement by Russian composer Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances is exciting, colourful and macabre. An orchestral suite in three movements, the University Symphony Orchestra will perform Rachmaninov’s final composition evoking his shifting harmonies and rhythmic vitality. Conductor: Petar Dundjerski
Kilburn Memorial Concert
April 8, 2018
Details to be announced.