Mainstage Concerts

2017-18 Mainstage Concerts

Elite music student ensembles, choirs, bands, the University Symphony Orchestra, faculty performers and vocalists, plus acclaimed international guest artists are featured in the U of A’s mainstage concert series.

Russian Soul carouselRussian Soul
October 20, 2017  @ 7 30 PM
Convocation Hall

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).
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Early Modern Keyboard 90x90Early Modern Keyboard

November 5, 2017 @ 3 PM
Convocation Hall

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). 
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Bach Christmas Oratorio 90x90Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

December 3, 2017 @ 3 PM
Winspear Centre 

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.
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Violinissimo 90x90Violinissimo III
January 13, 2018 @ 7 30 PM
Convocation Hall 

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). 
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Turning Points 90x90Turning Points: Chamber Music for Mixed Chamber Ensembles

January 21, 2018 @ 3 PM
Convocation Hall

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.
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Colourful Department of Music IllustrationsRobert Cohen, Cellist
February 2, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

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Winds and Roses 90x90Winds and Roses
February 10, 2018 @ 7 30
Convocation Hall

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). 
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High School Honour Band Weekend 90x90University of Alberta High School Honour Band Weekend

February 11, 2018 @ 3 PM
Winspear Centre

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
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Masterworks for PianoMasterworks for Piano
March 4, 2018 @ 3 PM
Convocation Hall

Experience the elegance of piano classics by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Schubert. An evening of exquisite piano repertoire! Performed by Jacques Després.
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Faculty Composers 90x90Faculty Composers: Echo of Nothing
March 9, 2018 @ 7 30 PM
Timms Centre
 
“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.
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John Williams 90x90John Williams Celebration: Music from the Movies and More
March 20, 2018 @ 7 30 PM 
Winspear Centre

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
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Symphonic Dances 90x90Symphonic Dances

March 25, 2018 @ 3 PM
Winspear Centre

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
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Colourful Department of Music IllustrationsKilburn Memorial Concert

April 8, 2018 

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