SARA DAVIS BUECHNER ENDS THE SERENATA MUSIC 2016-2017 SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE.
Sara's program of Mozart, Chopin, Ibert and Taku reinforced her reputation as a consummate artist who enjoys introducing audiences to less well known works. Her informal stage presence and spectacular performance was instantly accepted by an appreciative audience.
This past season has presented a wonderful array of music. We started with the trio of Scott St. John, violin, James Sommerville, French horn, and Peter Longworth, piano, who intoduced us to a new Canadian work by Vivian Fung. This was followed by bassist extraordinaire Joel Quarrington, who with Peter Longworth, piano, showed us the breadth of music to be made on the largest of the violin family. Then came sensational young Candian pianist Jan Lisiecki who wowed the audience with his musicality and intelligent interpretaions of many composers. The tribute to organ maker, Gabriel Kney, with organists Michael Bloss and Andrew Sinclair playing the Kney organ proved to be a musical treat as well as an emotional event. We complete the season with our good friend Sara Davis Buechner, who delighted our audience with her humour and pianistic wizardry.
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday as well as next fall when we present David Jalbert, and the Clarion Quartet . We will announce the winter-spring concerts shortly.

OUR 2016-17 SEASON is BELOW AS WELL AS A PREVIEW OF THE FALL 2017 SEASON.

LOTS OF EXCITING MUSIC IN MAY 2017 (See the whole season on the Special News column on the right)

Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30 P.M. Aeolian Hall, The Rebel Heart Collective
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Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8 P.M. Wolf Performance Hall, Serenata Music presents Sara Davis Buechner, piano.
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Saturday, May 6 , 2017, 7:30 P.M. Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church, Fanshawe Chorus, Allison Weibe Benstead, piano, Brassroots, Kobbler Jay, St. Mary's School Choir.
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Sunday, May 7, 3 P.M. Dundas Street Centre United Church, London Community Orchestra.
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Saturday, May 13, 8 P.M. Wolf Performance Hall, Jeffrey Concerts, Pacifica Quartet
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Saturday, May 13, First St. Andrew’s United Church, London Pro Musica, Proms.
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Saturday, May 27, Oakridge Presbyterian Church, Junior Amiable Singers and Amiable De Capo Choir.
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Please see our SPECIAL NEWS SECTION for details and tell your friends to look at our website for regular updates.


THE 2016-17 SERENATA MUSIC CONCERT SEASON

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8 P.M. 104 Regent St. Scott St. John, violin, James Sommerville, French horn, Peter Longworth, piano. Limited seating.

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8 P.M., Wolf Hall. Joel Quarrington, double bass, Peter Longworth, piano.

Friday, February 17, 2017, 8 P.M.Wolf Hall. Jan Lisiecki, piano.

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8 P.M., St.John the Evangelist Church, 280 St. James St. (at Wellington) A tribute to London Organ Maker Gabriel Kney, with Angus Sinclair and Michael Bloss playing the Kney organ.

Saturday, May 6, 2017, Wolf Hall, 8 P.M. Sara Davis Buechner, piano.

SERENATA MUSIC PREVIEW 2017-2018
Saturday, October 21, 2017, David Jalbert, piano.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, The Clarion Quartet.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Tom Allen, CBC broadcaster and Musical Storyteller, and Lori Gemmell, harp.
March-April, 2018 TBA.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8 P.M.


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Biographies

Renée Silberman
Founder of Serenata Music Concerts
Renée Silberman

Founder and Director of Serenata Music Concerts



Renée Silberman, essayist on topics of musical interest, has authored program notes for performances in concert halls in Canada and the U.S. Her material accompanies all recitals on the Serenata Music Series. She has provided material for concerts at Carnegie Hall and for events at Baruch College in Manhattan. Ms. Silberman has also contributed the liner notes to many CDs, including those by Sergiu Schwartz, violin and Alec Chien, piano, by the Serafin String Quartet, and by Coenraad Bloemendal, cello, and Erica Goodman, harp.


Recognized for meticulous scholarship and a lively style (“according to Renée Silberman’s uncommonly informative program annotations….[which] shed much interesting light,” Harris Goldsmith in New York Concert Review), she creates articles richly detailed, educational and entertaining. With a background in cultural history, she places the purely musical aspects of her writings within the context of the times. She explores the interrelationship of the dynamics of cultural movements that influenced composers and the inner motivations pressing composers to seek new directions. Her research embraces subjects ranging from Purcell and English song to the art of modern French song; from the quartets of Haydn to those of Bartok and Shostakovich; from Court orchestras to concentration camp orchestras.


Renée completed biographical sketches of Maria Rosé and Gordon Jeffery, which appear in the volume London: 100 Fascinating Lives (Lorimer, Toronto, 2005). She has maintained a presence as music columnist for Beat Magazine and The London Yodeller, as a critic and as a commentator on topics of cultural interest.



Following family involvement in music production in Pittsburgh and New York, Renée began an independent career as a concert organizer. After exploring the possibility of presenting events in the 1990s, Renée developed the formal Serenata Music program, which has been in place since 2003. Her enthusiasm remains undiminished, as she sees the series move into its second decade.



Ms. Silberman is recognized for her avid support of musicians at every stage of their artistic development. She encourages music education for people of all ages. Above all, her strong belief in the thrill of live performance is the driving force behind the creation of Serenata Music and its continuing success.