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

David Jalbert , piano
Pianist
David has appeared on our stage in 2010, 2011and recently in 2017. He 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.