THE TRIBUTE TO GABRIEL KNEY WAS A STUNNING MUSICAL AND CULTURAL EVENT.
The classic St. John the Evangelist church venue in which we honoured the craftsmanship of Gabriel Kney and his fellow organ buiders was the site of a remarkable fusion of great music and human endeavour. We all were spellbound by the capability of the Kney organ itself to produce the sounds from scores written years ago by Bach, Mendelssohn, Cabina and Cook when transferred to the keyboard by Michael Bloss and Angus Sinclair. The ambience of the evening was set by the welcome by Reverend Hutchison-Hounsell, and the heartfelt words about the Kney organ by music director Dr. Allan Bevin. Renée Silberman's program notes added to the understanding of the significance of the evening. The standing ovation for Micael Bloss and Angus Sinclair was shared by Gabriel Kney. Those of us in attendance recognized that this was a unique opportunity for Londoners to hear wonderful music and to honour one of our own.

OUR 2016-17 SEASON is BELOW.

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

Friday, March 3, 8P.M. Wolf Performance Hall, Jeffrey Concerts, Simon Aldrich, clarinet, Janelle Fung, piano
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Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8 P.M., St.John the Evangelist Church, 280 St. James St., Serenata Music, A tribute to London Organ Maker Gabriel Kney,with Angus Sinclair and Michael Bloss playing the Kney organ.
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Saurdy, March 4, 7:30 P.M. Aeolian hall, London Pro Musica, with a Few Good Men.
Sunday March 5 2.00 P.M. Aeolian Hall, London Concert Band, Starburst 5 Spotlight on Youth.
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Sunday, March 5, 3 P.M. Dundas Street Centre United Church, London Community Orchestra.
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Sunday, March 5, 2 P.M. Mocha Shrine Centre, Western jazz Ensemble.
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Sunday, March 5, First St. Andrew’s Unite Church, Amabile choirs.
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Wednesday, March 8, 8P.M., Aeolian Hall, The Vienna Boys Choir
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Wednesday, March 15, 12:30 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, UWO. Adam Unsworth, Horn, Willis Deloney, piano.
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Wednesday, 15 March, 2017, 6:30 pm, Museum London, WePlayOn musicians and Payadora Tango Ensemble
Daniel Warren, conductor
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Monday, March 20, 12:30 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, UWO Peter Vinograde, pianist
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Saturday, March 25, 8 P.M. Wolf Performance Hall, Jeffrey Concerts, Marie -Josée Lord, soprano, Hughes Cloutier, piano.
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Tuesday, March 28, 8 P.M. Aeolian Hall, Tafelmusik,
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Wednesday, March 29, 12:30 p.m. Paul Davenport Theatre, UWO, Western Symphonic Band
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Thursday, March 30 8 P.M. Paul Davenport Theatre, UWO, Western Jazz Ensemble.
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Friday, March 31, 8 p.m, Paul Davenport Theatre, UWO, Western Wind ensemble.
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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. Sarah Davis Buechner, piano.

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


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Biographies

The London Connection
The London Connection" on January 10 was sensational/. Congratulations to all the musicians; Ian Franklin, Mary Beth Brown, Sharon Wei, Jeremy Hake, Ron George, and Joshua Grunmann for a wonderful performance. The Orchestra London members and the audience appreciated the dedication to good music in London.
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 8 P.M. Wolf Performance Hall.
Six Musical Artists well known to London audiences will play a variety of music suited to various instrumental combinations by Britten, Reineke, Loeffler and Mozart.
Ian Franklin, oboe, appointed principal oboe with the Victoria symphony at age 17, he then moved to the Regina Symphony and then Orchestra London. As a soloist he has played with many orchestras, as well as recitalist, and member of wind ensembles such as the Aeolian Winds with whom he has recorded. Franklin taught at the National Music Camp of Canada, the Nova Scotia Youth Symphony, and served as a mentor for the National Academy Orchestra. He is currently oboe instructor at Western University.
Mary Beth Brown, violin, has served as concertmaster under many prominent conductors including Alain Trudel of Orchestra London. She is currently concertmaster of the Juno-winning chamber orchestra Sinfonia Toronto. She has toured in Europe, Asia, North and South America, taught widely and helped organize the El Sistema program in London. Ms. Brown is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Montreal.
Sharon Wei, viola, is a graduate of Western University. She was on the faculty at Stanford University prior to joining the Western faculty . Ms. Wei also has performed as principal violist with many orchestras. As a recitalist she performs in Europe and North America and is a founding member of the Made in Canada Quartet.
Jeremy Hake, cello, A graduate of Stony Brook University, Jeremy has performed with several North American orchestras, participated in master classes and at the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festiva. Prior to joining Orchestra London, Jeremy was Assistant Principal Cello of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
Josh Grunmann, piano, has performed on the Serenata stage for many years as an accompanist, soloist and chamber musician.As well as his performances on the Serenata Music series, he has played in New York on the Aaron Silberman Recital series at Baruch College, with Theodore Baerg, Monica Whicher, and clarinetist Charles Neidich, and at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto as soloist and with violinist Mary Elizabeth Brown.
Ron George, French horn. Principal horn with Orchestra London since 1979, member of the faculty at Western University, he has played with many orchestras such as the Canadian Opera Company, National Arts Centre, and others, and toured with the Calgary Philharmonic and Opera Atelier. His chamber music playing includes the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, and the Westben Arts Festival

In view of the current situation affecting Orchestra London, Serenata Music wishes to offer Orchestra London ticket holders the opportunity to continue to hear good music. Bring your Orchestra London ticket and we will give you a Serenata Music ticket for half price for one of our remaining two concerts.