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

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.