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.


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

Trio Désirée
Cello, Harp, Soprano
Trio Désiré is composed of three dynamic musicians who perform an eclectic repetoire.
Désirée Till; Soprano, Erica Goodman; Harpist, and Coenraad Bloemendal; Cellist.
Born in Zurich, the Dutch soprano Désirée Till grew up in Switzerland where she also studied singing and graduated (B.MUS) at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Bern, Switzerland. This led to further studies at the Zurich Opera and to her operatic debut as Olga in Léhar’s Merry Widow. In Switzerland she performed many roles.
Most recently she completed her masters in Music Interpretation at the Université de Montréal, École de musique Vincent d’Indy. Big influences for her work on stage have been in theatres in Switzerland, Vienna, and Germany)
In 2008 she sung Adele (Fledermaus) in a production from the atelier d’opéra at the Université de Montréal with Jean-François Rivest. Also in 2008, Désirée Till performed for the first time at the Toronto Summer Music Academy and Festival’s Ariadne auf Naxos the role of Zerbinetta.

Erica Goodman; Harpist
A native of Toronto, Erica Goodman is acclaimed as one of the world’s outstanding solo harpists. She received her training at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), the National Music Camp (Interlochen, Michigan) and the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia). Already a concert performer in her teens, Erica played under the baton of Igor Stravinsky when he recorded in Toronto.
While studying at Curtis, she won a concerto competition and was rewarded with a solo appearance with the famed Philadelphia Orchestra. Upon finishing her studies, Mario Bernardi chose her to be a member of the newly formed National Arts Centre Orchestra. Erica is currently a member of Toronto’s Esprit Orchestra which specializes in contemporary music and plays with Barbara Croall’s “Ergo Ensemble” which promotes Canadian contemporary music at home and abroad.
Erica’s love of chamber music is highlighted by her long association with colleagues and groups such as flutist Robert Aitken, oboist Lawrence Cherney and Trio Lyra and with Swedish horn virtuoso Sören Hermansson.
Erica is a charter member of Toronto’s New Music Concerts Ensemble. She is a “regular” on the summer festival circuit, Erica has appeared at The Scotia Festival, the Festival of the Sound, the Elora Festival, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival.
Following a concert at the North American New Music Festival in Buffalo NY, music critic Richard Chon extolled, “…a stunningly virtuosic harpist whose very presence on the scene is an incentive for the creation of new works.” Canadian composers thus inspired include Alexina Louie, Oskar Morawetz, Milton Barnes, Marjan Mozetich, Harry Freedman, Lothar Klein, Rodney Sharman and Chris Paul Harman.
In addition to her international concert performances, Erica Goodman has made many recordings on the CBC, Marquis, BIS, Opening Day, Avalon, Centrediscs and Naxos labels. In 1995, she won a Juno for her solo BIS CD “Erica Goodman Plays Canadian Harp Music". In 1980, Erica won the Grand Prix du Disque for her BIS recording “Flute and Harp” with Robert Aitken. NOW Magazine selected her as Best Canadian Classical Musician in its 1996 “Best of Toronto” readers’ poll.

Coenraad Bloemendal; Cellist
Coenraad Bloemendal was born in Amsterdam and did his training at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Carel van Leeuwen Boomkamp. He did his postgraduate work with the legendary cellist Janos Starker at Indiana University in the US. After moving to Canada in 1971, Coenraad Bloemendal joined the Camerata Canada chamber ensemble and quickly established himself as one of the country’s most outstanding cellists.
As a soloist he has played he has played the major concert works. With pianist Valerie Tryon, his duo partner of 25 years, Bloemendal has performed most of the repertoire for cello and piano both in concert and for CBC radio. He has played with Glenn Gould on CBC Television’s "Music in our Time" which led to participation in other recording projects with the great pianist. Coenraad Bloemendal has played with many chamber groups including Camerata Canada the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, The Toronto Chamber Players and The Rembrandt Trio. He has played at numerous festivals such as the Stratford Festival, the Guelph Spring Festival, The Collingwood Festival the Orford and the Shaw Festivals. He also toured North and South America, Europe and the United Kingdom. Coenraad Bloemendal has recorded extensively on different labels such as Sony, Dorian, Crystal, CBC and Marquis Classics. His latest album Reflections with Erica Goodman can be heard frequently on Classical 96.3.