It prompted remarks such as these:
“The music and the performance were spectacular. It was a real treat to see and hear the new talent perform as well as the seasoned professionals.
“It was truly remarkable!”
“We appreciate your enormous contribution to the classical music culture in London.”
“Kudos to Serenata Music for some of the loveliest, (most) imaginative musical evenings in this city.”
“The Trout swam through sparkling water.”
“A fabulous evening indeed!”

Kudos to Scott St. John for organizing the music and leading the rehearsals with the musicians. To Angela Park, Joe Philliips, Katie McBean, Fiona Robson, and Scott, thank you for an exhilarating evening, inspired by Schubert.

Special Concert

Serenata Music is pleased to announce a special concert with our old friend, the young, virtuoso Canadian pianist, Anastasia Rizikov. This event will take place on Friday, April 27, at 8:00 p.m., Room 242, in the New Music Building, Don Wright Faculty of Music. Anastasia has graced our stage several times - her performances are always spectacular and memorable. SEATING IS LIMITED for this concert. Tickets are now available at , or from Serenata Music,, or calling 519-433-8332.



Thursday, March 1, 7 P.M. Aeolian Hall, Western Jazz Ensemble.
Saturday, March 3rd, 7:30 p.m., Dundas St. Centre United Church. Fanshawe Chorus. Johannes Brahms "A German Requiem"
Sunday, March 4, 2 P.M., A.B. Lucas SS, London Concert Band, Spotlight on Youth. Patrick Smithers, trumpet.
Monday, March 5, 8 P.M., von Kuster Hall, UWO. Western Early Music Studio with members of Tafelmusik.
Tuesday, March 6, 7P.M. Aeolian hall. Clark Bryan, piano. Debussy Part 2.
Saturday, March 10, 2018. 8pm
Wolf Performance Hall, Jeffrey Concerts. Rolston String Quartet, Arthur Rowe, piano
Saturday,m March 10, 7:30 P.M. New St. James Presbyterian Church. Western Les Choristes, EVA, and Ottawa's Cantiamo Girls Choir.
Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 P.M. Talbot St. Church, London Symphonia Chamber Music, Love and War.
Saturday, March 17, 8 P.M., Wolf Performance Hall, Serenata Music presents 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.
March 22 to March 28, Various locations. Kiwanis Music Festival.
Thursday, March 22, 8 P.M. Paul Davenport Theatre. Western Jazz Ensemble
Friday, March 23rd 7:30pm, St. Luke's Anglican Church.
Majesterra Soloists with flautist Sharon Kahan
Saturday, March 24, 2 P.M. Paul Davenport Theatre, Western Symphony Orchestra.
Sat. March 24, 7:30 P.M., Metropolitan United Church. London Symphonia, Cameron Crozman, Cello.
Saturday, March 24, 8 P.M. Karen Scheussler Singers. Silver Screen.
Monday, March 26, 8 P.M., von Kuster Hall, UWO. Western Early Music Studio.
Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 P.M. Firs St. Andrews United Church, Western Choirs.
Wednesday, March 28, 12:30, 8 P.M. Paul Davenport Theatre, Western Percussion Ensemble.
(See the whole season on the Special News column on the right)

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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.

Friday, April 27, 8 P.M. Don Wright Faculty of Music, New Music Building, Room 242. Anastasia Rizikov, piano.
SEATING IS LIMITED for this concert.

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Serenata Music welcomes Triple Forte back to London. Triple Forte brings together three of Canada’s most prominent soloists. Violinist Jasper Wood, cellist Yegor Dyachkov and pianist David Jalbert have joined forces to create this sought-after piano trio. They have captured critics’ and audiences’ attention with their passion, intelligence and sensitivity, not to mention the sheer joy that they bring to the stage: “This was a splendid concert. I’d miss sunshine, football or Santa for music like this any day.” (The Globe and Mail).
Triple Forte was born in 2003 and was an instant success, performing over 35 concert in its first active season. Tours have now taken them through Ontario, Québec, British Columbia, Newfoundland, the Maritime provinces and California. The group has recorded several broadcasts for CBC radio, showcasing an already wide-ranging repertoire. Their first disc, released on ATMA in 2012, is dedicated to early 20th-century masterpieces by Ravel, Shostakovich and Ives and drew rave reviews: ” Triple Forte, in musical terms, means as loud as possible, but this all-Canadian piano trio excels in fine nuance, not noise… Changing rhythmic and expressive gears with deceptive ease, Triple Forte entrance with their single-minded grace, finding a sensible balance between musical muscle and subtle expression throughout.” (Toronto Star)
Violinist JASPER WOOD has established himself as a major talent of his generation. He made his first public appearance at the age of five, and has since captured the hearts of music lovers everywhere with his “thrilling virtuosity” (The Strad) and his “sweet tunefulness edged in melancholy” (Washington Post). An acclaimed competition winner, Wood has developed a flourishing reputation as a sought-after soloist with major orchestras including Canada’s Montreal and Toronto Symphonies and as a recital/chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. He has been awarded both the coveted Sylva Gelber Prize (1996) and the prestigious Virginia Parker Award (2004) from the Canada Council for the Arts. Mr. Wood has ten solo and violin/piano CD recordings on the Endeavor Classics, Analekta, Centrediscs, Disques Pelleas and Naxos labels. Jasper Wood is professor of violin at the University of British Columbia.
“YAGOR DYACHKOV is undoubtedly a cellist of great stature: the natural bowing, the rich, deep sound, the total concentration, the interpretative sense, he has it all.” (La Presse, Montréal). Cellist Yegor Dyachkov was named Canadian “Artist of the Year” in 2000. An impressive recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician, he tours internationally, and his performances are broadcast and televised in Canada and abroad. His schedule includes invitations from the Évian, Kronberg, Tanglewood and Vancouver festivals as well as from the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Phiharmonic of Flanders, the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Yegor Dyachkov has premiered works dedicated to him such as the Sonata by Jacques Hétu, Ironman by Michael Oesterle, as well as Menuhin : Présence by the late André Prévost. Winning the Orford International Competition led to an invitation from the Chandos label to record his debut CD in 1997. His other acclaimed recordings can be found on the Brioso, Pelléas and Analekta labels. Born in Moscow in 1974, Yegor Dyachkov‘s principal mentors have been Aleksandr Fedorchenko in Moscow, Yuli Turovsky in Montréal and Boris Pergamenschikow in Cologne.
Pianist DAVID JALBERT, with his personal style, incomparable stage presence and refined ear, has made himself one of the flag-bearers of the new generation: “Jalbert dazzles with skill, style and taste… with all the finesse and exuberance a listener could want” (Toronto Star). Mr. Jalbert won several competitions, the Canada Council’s Sylva Gelber award, and earned a Gold Medal of the Governor General for his Masters Degree (Université de Montréal). His studies also took him to Toronto’s Glenn Gould School and to the Juilliard School in New York. His first solo disc (works of Corigliano and Rzewski, released on Endeavour Classics in 2004) was followed up in 2006 by his acclaimed recording of Fauré’s Complete Nocturnes. He also recorded twice with cellist Denise Djokic, with whom he earned a Juno nomination in 2005 for Folklore. He recently recorded Bach’s Goldberg Variations which he played for Serenata Music in November, 2011. David Jalbert is professor of piano at the University of Ottawa and performs regularly across North America.
To hear Triple Forte go to their website videos-