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 completed 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 next fall when we present pianist David Jalbert, and the Clarion Quartet. In February we will present Tom Allen and Lori Gemmel. We will announce the last of our winter-spring concerts shortly.
SEE THE PREVIEW OF THE FALL 2017 SEASON BELOW.
LOTS OF EXCITING MUSIC IN JULY 2017 (See the whole season on the Special News column on the right)
Bach Music Festival of Canada, July 6 to 16, 2017, South Huron Ontario. ********************** Stratford Summer Music Festival, July 17 to August 27, 2017.
Please see our SPECIAL NEWS SECTION for details and tell your friends to look at our website for regular updates.
THE 2017-18 SERENATA MUSIC CONCERT SEASON
Saturday, October 21, 2017, David Jalbert, piano.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, The Clarion Quartet. Saturday, February 24, 2018
Tom Allen, CBC broadcaster (Shift, CBC Radio 2) 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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Jazz For All Ages
Jazz For All Ages: a tribute to the jazz legends. With four outstanding Canadian jazz musicians: Alain Trudel, Trombone, Orchestra London's director for three years and internationally recognized trombone virtuoso, now orchestra and opera conductor at Western University. Gene DiNovi, Piano, the doyen of Canadian jazz pianists, broadcaster, composer, arranger, historian of popular music. Neil Swainson, Bass, composer, teacher, has played with major bands and artists including George Shearing, and on five Juno award winning recordings. Ted Warren, Drums. teacher, percussionist for many artist and bands such as the Boss Brass, recipient of The Jazz Report’s “Drummer of the Year” Award in 1996. See the London Yodeller Oct.9 for an article by Renée.