THE TRIBUTE TO GABRIEL KNEY WAS A STUNNING MUSICAL AND CULTURAL EVENT.
(Look for our preview of the 2017-2018 season below.)
The classic St. John the Evangelist church venue in which we honoured the craftsmanship of Gabriel Kney and his fellow organ builders 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 Michael 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 APRIL 2017 (See the whole season on the Special News column on the right)

Saturday, April 1 2 p.m. Paul Davenport Theatre, UWO, Western Symphony Orchestra.
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Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8pm Wesley-Knox United Church, Karen Schuessler Singers,
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Saturday, April 8, 2017. Aeolian hall, Clark Bryant, Marilyn Miller, pianos.
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Sunday, 9 April, 2017, 3:30 pm, Metropolitan United Church, WePlayOn musicians, Franklin Brasz, conductor, Barbara Fulton, Alexis Gordon, Marcus Nance, guest soloists
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Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 P.M., Byron United Church, The Plumbing Factory Brass Band.
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Friday, April 21, 8 P.M. Wolf Performance Hall, Jeffrey Concerts, New Orford String Quartet
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Saturday, April 22, Sunday, April 23. Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alan Demir, Petya Stavreva. pianists.
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Saturday April 22, 2017 7:30 P.M. St. James Westminster Anglican Church, Brass Roots,
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Sunday, April 23, 2 P.M. 2 P.M. Banting SS, Encore, The Concert Band.
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Sunday, April 30, Dundas Street Centre United Church, 3 P.M. London Youth Symphony,
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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.

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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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TRIPLE FORTE
JASPER WOOD, Violin, DAVID JALBERT, piano, YAGOR DYACHKOV, Cello
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- http://www.tripleforte.ca/en/videos/#prettyPhoto