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.


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

David Jalbert
Pianist
Pianist David Jalbert is one of the most remarkable talents of the new generation. With his personal style, incomparable stage presence and refined ear, he has wowed audiences and critics everywhere in North America: "a deeply musical pianist" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), "a virtuoso in the best sense of the word" (La Presse), "...wide-ranging musical imagination, phenomenal technique, and an unerring lightness of being" (The Toronto Star). His first solo disc, dedicated to the works of Corigliano and Rzewski, was launched to great applause on Endeavour in 2004, and was followed up in 2006 by an equally successful recording of Fauré's complete Nocturnes. His most recent release consists of the 24 Preludes and Fugues of Shostakovich on the ATMA label (2008). David Jalbert has also recorded two cello and piano discs with his long-standing musical partner Denise Djokic, the first for Sony Classical in 2002, and the second for Endeavour in 2005 (Folklore, nominated for a Juno Award and listed in the top 15 of the Billboard charts), as well as a CD with French horn player Louis-Philippe Marsolais for the German label Oehms Classics. Mr. Jalbert performs regularly with his dynamic piano trio (with violinist Jasper Wood and cellist Yegor Dyachkov) under the name "Triple Forte". He has collaborated with the Alcan Quartet, as well as with pianists Anton Kuerti and Naida Cole. Mr. Jalbert is the 2007 winner of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts, and is now Piano Faculty at the University of Ottawa.

David Jalbert has been a guest soloist with many great orchestras, such as the Montreal Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the CBC Radio Orchestra and the National Symphony of Ireland, and has collaborated with conductors like Skitch Henderson, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bramwell Tovey, Jacques Lacombe, Marc David, Dmitry Liss and Mario Bernardi. He has performed in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe; his vast repertoire of solo and chamber music stretches from Bach to Ligeti. Mr. Jalbert's interests in literature, cinema, rock'n'roll and blues shine through in his musical selections, which can be heard regularly on CBC Radio and Radio-Canada broadcasts.

David Jalbert holds two Artist Diplomas: one from the Juilliard School in New York, the other from the Glenn Gould Professional School in Toronto. He received his Master’s Degree from the Université de Montréal at age 21, winning the Governor General’s Gold Medal for the best results of all of the University's graduate students. His main teachers have been Jerome Lowenthal, Marc Durand, André Laplante and Pauline Charron. He has also worked with Leon Fleisher, John Perry, Claude Frank, Gilbert Kalish and Marylin Engle.

David Jalbert performed at Baruch College in New York in February, 2010.