HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO THE 2018 PROGRAMS.
We now look forward to the first concert of the 2018 season with TOM ALLEN and LORI GEMMEL as they take us back to mythological times with their production of "The Crown of Ariadne in Story and Music"". This is a unique Serenata Music presentation which should be both entertaining and educational.

Our final concert on Saturday, March 17, "THE LONDON CONNECTION 3", features several musicians who have connections to our city. It will be an all Schubert program and, as with our previous LONDON CONNECTION concerts, the combination of instruments will vary throughout the evening. You will hear the String Trio in B-flat, the Fantasy for Violin & Piano, and the Trout Quintet. We look forward to welcoming Scott St. John, violin, Katie McBean, viola, Fiona Robson, cello, Joe Phillips, double bass, and Angela Park, piano to our stage for a great musical event.

THE 2017-2018 SERENATA MUSIC SEASON IS LISTED BELOW.

LOTS OF EXCITING MUSIC IN FEBRUARY 2018

Thursday, February 1,7 P.M. Aeolian Hall, Emerging Artists.
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Friday, February 2,3, 8 P.M. Feb.4 2P.M., Paul Davenport Theatre, UWO, The Pirates of Penzance.
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Friday, February 2, 2018. 8PM
Wolf Performance Hall, Jeffrey Concerts. Calidore String Quartet.
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Monday, February, 8 P.M., von Kuster Hall, UWO. Western Early Music Studio.
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Sat. Feb.10, 7:30 P.M. 2018, Talbot St. Church, London Symphonia, Danny Michel.
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Saturday, February10, 2 P.M. Paul Davenport Theatre, UWO. Western Symphony Orchestra.
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Saturday, February 10, 7:30 P.M. New St. James Prebyterian Church. Western les Choristes and Chorale. The Peace of Wild Things.
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Sunday, February 11, 2 P.M., Mocha Shrine Centre, Western Jazz Ensemble.
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Wednesday, February 14, 6 P.M. von Kuster hall, UWO. St.Cecilai Singers and Western University Singers.
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Thursday, February 15, 12:30 P.M. Paul Davenport Theatre, UWO. Western Wind Ensemble.
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Wednesday, February 16, 12:30 P.M. Paul Davenport Theatre. Western Symphonic band.
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Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 P.M., Wolf Performance Hall, Serenata Music presents
Tom Allen, CBC broadcaster (Shift, CBC Radio 2) and Musical Storyteller, and Lori Gemmell, harp.
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Saturday, February 24, 7:30 P.M. St. James Westminster Anglican Church, Brass Roots, BR goes latin.
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Sunday, February 25, 3 P.M.Dundas Street Centre United Church, London Community Orchestra, Leslie Kinton, piano.
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Sunday, February 25, 2 P.M. Sir Frederick Banting SS, Encore-the Concert Band.
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Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
First-St. Andrew’s United Church, London All Amabile Choirs featuring conductor/composer Stephen Hatfield
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(See the whole season on the Special News column on the right)

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,
8 P.M. David Jalbert, piano.

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8 P.M. The Clarion Quartet.

Saturday, February 24, 2018,
8 P.M. Tom Allen, CBC broadcaster (Shift, CBC Radio 2) and Musical Storyteller, and Lori Gemmell, harp.

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8 P.M. The London Connection 3 - An all Schubert program with Scott St. John, violin, Katie McBean, viola, Fiona Robson, cello, Joe Phillips, double bass, and Angela Park, piano.

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All performances at the Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library, 251 Dundas St. London at 8 P.M., Saturdays, or 3 P.M., Sundays unless otherwise noted.

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Biographies

Bach and Beyond
Juilan Milkis, clarinet and Fiona Wu, piano
JULIAN MILKIS, Clarinet
A true “cross-over artist” and Benny Goodman’s only student, Julian Milkis is an internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and jazz clarinetist. The Hamburg Abendblatt praised his “Beautiful sustaining sound and great virtuosity”; the Edmond Journal called his performance of the Nielson Clarinet Concerto a “triumph”, while Moscow’s Nezavisimaya Gazyeta wrote, “simply the best clarinetist in the world!”
Mr. Milkis has appeared on major world stages throughout the Far East, Europe, and the Americas: New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center; the Salles Pleyel and Gaveau, Paris; the Great Halls of the Moscow Conserv-atory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic; Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall and Weston Recital Hall; and the National Concert Hall in Taipei, among others.
He has been soloist with the Toronto Symphony, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Novosibirsk Philharmonic, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra, Hamburg Mozarteum, Edmonton Symphony, L'Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, L'Orchestre Symphonique Française, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Divertissement Chamber Orchestra, Hermitage Chamber Orchestra, and Musica Viva.
Mr. Milkis has performed chamber music with Valery Afanasiev, Yuri Bashmet, Gérard Causse, Alexander Kniazev, Misha Maisky, Alexander Rudin, the Borodin String Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the St. Petersburg String Quartet, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, and the St. Peter's Trio. A participant in prominent music festivals in France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, New York, and Canada, Mr. Milkis has performed for radio and tele-vision broadcast throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Since 1991, he has performed regularly by invitation at Sviatoslav's Richter's December Evenings chamber music festival in Moscow.
A proponent of the jazz clarinet, as well, Mr. Milkis is dedicated to promoting today's music and expanding the clarinet repertoire. Works written for him include concertos by Moravetz, Petrova, Tishenko, Weinberg, and others. He has worked closely with Giya Kancheli and Olivier Messiaen.
Mr. Milkis has recorded for Warner Classics' Lontano, the French Suoni e Colori, Sony's Russian division CEAUX, Melodiya, and Russian Season.
As a full scholarship student at the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, Julian Milkis studied with Leon Russianoff. A Canadian citizen, he won the Canada Council and Floyd Chalmers awards for four consecutive years.Mr. Milkis holds a Masters Degree in Russian Literature from Norwich University, Vermont, and is keenly interested in all aspects of the fine arts.
http://www.julianmilkis.com/

FIONA WU, piano
Fiona was born in Toronto in 1993. She began studying piano at the age of 6, later studying and earning academic recognition with high honours at the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). She began concertizing at the age of 12, when she became the student of Anna Gnatenko, previously an acclaimed professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Fiona remains to this day a top student and close friend of hers. At 16, she received her ARCT Piano Performance diploma with first class honours. In 2011, Fiona continued her musical studies with musical pedagogue Henri-Paul Sicsic at the University of Toronto.
As an active performer of choral music, Fiona is an alumnus of the Toronto Children's Chorus and is currently a member of the Women's Chamber Choir of the University of Toronto. Fiona regularly attends choral festivals in Canada and abroad.
Fiona Wu is a member of the RCM teacher's association and maintains a teaching studio in Toronto. Fiona Wu is an aspiring polyglot. She enjoys reading, travelling and conversation.