AN EXTRA TREAT TO END THE SEASON AND A PREVIEW OF THE 2018-209 SEASON.
Special Concert
Serenata Music is pleased to announce a special concert with our old friend, the young, virtuoso Canadian pianist, Anastasia Rizikov. This event will take place on Friday, April 27, at 8:00 p.m., Room 242, in the New Music Building, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University. Anastasia has graced our stage several times - her performances are always spectacular and memorable. SEATING IS LIMITED for this concert.
Paid parking is available in the Talbot lot, but free parking is available nearby. See https://www.uwo.ca/parking/find/summer_evening_weekend.html and https://www.uwo.ca/parking/find/map.html .
Tickets for April 27 are now available at onstagedirect.com or from Serenata Music, serenatamusic@gmail.com, or calling 519-433-8332.
The 2018-2019 will again feature Canadian performers. We already have the Ensemble Made in Canada on November 9 and Juneau award winner, pianist Jan Lisiecki on March 2. Keep in touch for further concert dates.

THE 2017-2018 SERENATA MUSIC SEASON IS LISTED BELOW.

LOTS OF EXCITING MUSIC IN APRIL 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 8 P.M. Paul Davenpoert Theatre, UWO. Western Symphonic Band.
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Sunday, April 8, 3 P.m. German Canadian Club, The Johann Strauss Ensemble, Richard Heizele Conductor. Viennese Melodies.
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Saturday, April 14, 5 P.M. Aeolian Hall. Rebel Heart Collective.
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Friday, April 20, 2018. 8 PM. Wolf Performance Hall, Jeffery Concerts, Gilles Vonsattel, piano, Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet, Ida Kavafian, Erin Keefe, violin, Yura Lee, viola, Nicholas Canellakis, cello.
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Saturday, April 21, 7:30 P.M., St. James Westminster Anglican Church, Brass Roots, In Praise of the Trumpet, Karen Donnelly, Trumpet.
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Saturday, April 21, 8P.M. Karen Scheussler Singers. Earth Mass.
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Sturday, April 21, First St. Andrew’s United Church, London Pro Musica Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”
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Sunday, April 22, 2 P.M. Sir Frederick banting SS, Encore-the Concert Band.
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Friday, April 27, 8 P.M. Don Wright Faculty of Music, New Music Building, Room 242. Serenata Music presents Anastasia Rizikov, piano. SEATING IS LIMITED for this concert
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Saturday, April 28, 2 P.M. Bishop Cronyn Church, EnCor Horn Quartet.
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Sunday, April 29, 2 P.M., United Church Exeter, EnCor Horn Quartet.
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Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3:30 P.M., Metropolitan United Church, London Symphonia, Light of the East.
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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.

SPECIAL CONCERT
Friday, April 27, 8 P.M. Don Wright Faculty of Music, New Music Building, Room 242. Anastasia Rizikov, piano.
SEATING IS LIMITED for this concert.
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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

Renée Silberman
Founder of Serenata Music Concerts
An essayist on topics of musical interest, has authored program notes for performances in concert halls in Canada and the U.S. Ms. Silberman also contributed the liner notes to Poème Mystique, a CD featuring Sergiu Schwartz, violin, and Alec Chien, piano (Roméo Records, 2003).
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Alain Trudel
Trombone
Music director of Orchestra London, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, the National Broadcast Orchestra, as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Alain Trudel is one of the most sought after conductors on the Canadian Scene.
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Charles Neidich
Clarinetist
Charles Neidich (U.S.A.) Hailed by the New Yorker as " a master of his instrument and beyond a clarinetist”, Charles Neidich has been described as one of the most mesmerizing musicians performing before the public today.
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Mariko Furukawa
Pianist
Japanese pianist Mariko Furukawa was born in 1982, began her studies of the piano at the age of five and graduated high school from the Toho Conservatory.
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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.
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Anastasia Rizikov
Pianist
Serenata Music was pleased to welcome back the young (now 15 years old) Canadian pianist Anastasia
Rizikov for her second appearance on our stage.
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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.
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Don thompson
piano/vibraphone
Don Thompson was born 18 January 1940 Powell River, British Columbia, Canada.
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Jan Lisiecki, piano
Jan Lisiecki, piano, plays Chopin, Messiaen, Bach, and Mozart.
We were pleased to welcome 17 year old Canadian pianist, Jan Lisiecki, back to London in 2012. following a wonderful appearance with Orchestra London this year and a concert at the Stratford Summer Music Festival. Jan has recently recorded two Mozart concertos under Maestro Christian Zacharias with the Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with Deutche Grammaphon. Born in Calgary, Jan has appeared around the world with orchestras and with the New Zealand String Quartet, Quatuor Ébène, and the Penderecki String Quartet.
He returned to our stage in January of 2017 and thrilled the audience with performances of the Bach, Partita No.3 in A Minor, Schumann, Klavierstücke, Chopin, Scherzo No.1 in B Minor, and Nocturnes, Schubert, Impromptus.
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Don thompson, Bass , Piano, Guido Basso, Flugelhorn, Reg Schwager, Guitar, Diana Panton, Vocals
We welcome back Don Thompson who appeared last season with Trio Desiree. This concert he teams up with Guido Basso, Flugelhorn, Reg Schweger, Guitar, and Diana Panton, Vocals, in an afternoon of pure jazz.
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ERIKA RAUM, violin, STEPHAN SYLVESTRE, piano
Beethoven, Janacek, Daniel, Prokofiev
ERIKA RAUM
Known for her "engaging sensitivity and a gorgeously full tone," [THE STRAD], violinist Erika Raum continues developing a following here in her native country and internationally.
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Bach and Beyond
Juilan Milkis, clarinet and Fiona Wu, piano
JULIAN MILKIS, Clarinet
A true “cross-over artist” and Benny Goodman’s only student, Julian Milkis is an internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and jazz clarinetist.
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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.
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Banned Composers, Forbidden Music
MOSHE HAMMER, violin, WINONA ZELENKA, Cello, JOSHUA GRUNMANN, piano,
Serenata Music and the London Jewish Federation present
"Banned Composers, Forbidden Music", in memory of the 75th
anniversary of Kristallnacht.
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Eybler Quartet
Eybler Quartet
We welcome the Eybler Quartet in its premier performance in the Serenata Music concert series.
AISSLINN NOSKY, JULIA WEDMAN, violins, MARGARET GAY, cello, PATRICK JORDAN, viola.
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Jazz For All Ages
Saturday, October 18, 2014,
Jazz For All Ages: a tribute to the jazz legends.
With four outstanding Canadian jazz musicians:
Alain Trudel, Trombone, Orchestra London's director for three years and internationally recognized trombone virtuoso, now orchestra and opera conductor at Western University.
Gene DiNovi, Piano, the doyen of Canadian jazz pianists, broadcaster, composer, arranger, historian of popular music.
Neil Swainson, Bass, composer, teacher, has played with major bands and artists including George Shearing, and on five Juno award winning recordings.
Ted Warren, Drums. teacher, percussionist for many artist and bands such as the Boss Brass, recipient of The Jazz Report’s “Drummer of the Year” Award in 1996.
See the London Yodeller Oct.9 for an article by Renée.

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Quartetto Gelato
Saturday, December 20, 2014,
Quartetto Gelato, Music with grace and humour
Peter DeSotto, violin, tenor, Alexander Sevastian, accordion, piano, bandoneon), Lydia Munchinsky, cello, Colin Maier oboe, clarinet, english horn, violin, 5-string banjo, acoustic/electric bass, piano, saxophone, flute, guitar, mandolin, musical saw.
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The London Connection
The London Connection" on January 10 was sensational/. Congratulations to all the musicians; Ian Franklin, Mary Beth Brown, Sharon Wei, Jeremy Hake, Ron George, and Joshua Grunmann for a wonderful performance. The Orchestra London members and the audience appreciated the dedication to good music in London.
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Alon Goldstein, Piano
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 P.M.
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Canadian Guitar quartet
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The London Connection 2
The London Connection 2
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Scott St.John, violin, James Sommerville, French horn, Peter Longworth, piano.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016,
Scott St.John, violin, James Sommerville, French horn, Peter Longworth, piano. P. Dukas, Villanelle. C. Gounod, Melodies. V. Fung, Bounce. M. Bitsch, Variations sur Une Chanson Francaise. J. Brahms, Horn Trio in E flat Major, Op.40.
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Tribute to London's Own Master Organ Builder Gabriel Kney.
On Saturday, March 4, 2016, 8 P.M. at St. John, the Evangelist Anglican Church, Serenata Music is proud to have organists Angus Sinclair and Michael Bloss in a program of Bach, Mendelssohn, Cabena and Cook played on the two-manual, 19-stop, 26-rank Kney organ which was installed in the church in 1984.
Mr. Kney has built numerous organs which are located throughout North America including the one in Roy Thompson Hall. This is a unique opportunity for Londoners to hear two well known Canadian organists play on an instrument made in London in the hall for which it was designed and to honour its builder. Further information about our artists can be found at http://www.stpaulscathedral.on.ca/music/music-staff/angus-sinclair, http://www.organixconcerts.ca/2006/bios/michaelBloss.html and http://londonyodeller.ca/london/gabriel-kney-organ-builder-master-craftsman/
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Joel Quarrington, double bass Peter Longworth, piano.
Saturday, January 21, 2017. We welcome Canada's outstanding double bass virtuoso to our stage. With Peter Longworth he presented an outstanding selection of string works adapted for the double bass.
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Sarah Davis Buechner, piano
Saturday, May 6, 2017. Sarah returned to our stage after a 10 year hiatus. Her performance of Mozart, Fantasy in D Minor; Sonata in D Major "Durnitz", Chopin, Introduction and Rondo in E Flat Major, Ibert, Histoires for piano, and Taku, Variations on a Theme of Poulenc was elegant and dramatic. The audience was delighted both by her wonderful sense of humour and the maturity of her interpretation.
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The Clarion Quartet
Saturday, November 11, 2017, The Clarion Quartet, The Terezin Project. Works by Composers Banned by the Nazis. Schulhoff, Five Pieces for String Quartet, Ullmann, String Quartet No.3, Korngold, String Quartet No.3. The members of the Clarion Quartet are all musicians with the Pittsburgh symphony: Jennifer Orchard, violin, Marta Krechkovsky, violin, Tatjana Mead Chamis, viola and Bronwyn Banerdt, cello. This program was inspired by a visit to Teresenschtadt while on tour with the symphony. The audience agreed that this music is worthy of being performed both for its history and its musicality.
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