SARA DAVIS BUECHNER ENDS THE SERENATA MUSIC 2016-2017 SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE. Sara's program of Mozart, Chopin, Ibert and Taku reinforced her reputation as a consummate artist who enjoys introducing audiences to less well known works. Her informal stage presence and spectacular performance was instantly accepted by an appreciative audience. This past season has presented a wonderful array of music. We started with the trio of Scott St. John, violin, James Sommerville, French horn, and Peter Longworth, piano, who intoduced us to a new Canadian work by Vivian Fung. This was followed by bassist extraordinaire Joel Quarrington, who with Peter Longworth, piano, showed us the breadth of music to be made on the largest of the violin family. Then came sensational young Candian pianist Jan Lisiecki who wowed the audience with his musicality and intelligent interpretaions of many composers. The tribute to organ maker, Gabriel Kney, with organists Michael Bloss and Andrew Sinclair playing the Kney organ proved to be a musical treat as well as an emotional event. We complete the season with our good friend Sara Davis Buechner, who delighted our audience with her humour and pianistic wizardry. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday as well as next fall when we present David Jalbert, and the Clarion Quartet . We will announce the winter-spring concerts shortly.
OUR 2016-17 SEASON is BELOW AS WELL AS A PREVIEW OF THE FALL 2017 SEASON.
LOTS OF EXCITING MUSIC IN MAY 2017 (See the whole season on the Special News column on the right)
Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30 P.M. Aeolian Hall, The Rebel Heart Collective ****************** Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8 P.M. Wolf Performance Hall, Serenata Music presents Sara Davis Buechner, piano. ****************** Saturday, May 6 , 2017, 7:30 P.M. Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church, Fanshawe Chorus, Allison Weibe Benstead, piano, Brassroots, Kobbler Jay, St. Mary's School Choir. ************************ Sunday, May 7, 3 P.M. Dundas Street Centre United Church, London Community Orchestra. ****************** Saturday, May 13, 8 P.M. Wolf Performance Hall, Jeffrey Concerts, Pacifica Quartet ****************** Saturday, May 13, First St. Andrew’s United Church, London Pro Musica, Proms. ****************** Saturday, May 27, Oakridge Presbyterian Church, Junior Amiable Singers and Amiable De Capo Choir. ****************** 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. Saturday, February 24, 2018 Tom Allen, CBC broadcaster and Musical Storyteller, and Lori Gemmell, harp. March-April, 2018 TBA.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8 P.M.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8 P.M.
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.
Sunday, May 15. 2016, 3 P.M.
An Afternoon of Jazz with The LARA SOLNICKI QUARTET with award winning singer LARA SOLNICKI vocals, TED QUINLAN, guitar, GEORGE KOLLER, bass and ETHAN ARDELLI, drums.
Saturday, February 28, 2016, 8 P.M.
Anastasia Rizikov F. Chopin- Ballade No. 1 and Ballade No. 4. S. Prokofiev- Sonata No. 2, F. Liszt- Ballade No. 2, M. Ravel- Gaspard de la Nuit, A. Scriabin- Sonata No. 4 . F. Chopin- Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 and Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52. S. Prokofiev- Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14. F. Liszt- Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171. M. Ravel- Gaspard de la Nuit: Ondine, le Gibet, et Scarbo. A. Scriabin- Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30
Saturday, January 16, 2016
The London Connection 2 Joe Lanza, violin, Scott St. John, violin, viola, Christine Newland, cello, Andrew Chung, violin, and Graham Lord, clarinet play Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A major and Brahms' string quartet no.3 in B flat major.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Anastasia Rizikov, piano and Mary-Elizabeth Brown, violin, playing Schnittke, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev.
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8 P.M.
The Canadian Guitar Quartet, featuring Julien Bissaillon, Renaud Côté-Giguère, Bruno Roussel and Louis Trépanier.
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 P.M.
Alon Goldstein, piano, in a program bridging the gap between the Romantic and the Modern musical periods. Works by Shubert, Liszt, Janáček, and Debussy provide an eclectic survey of where music was heading prior to the disrupting events of the first half of the 20th century.
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 8 P.M.
The London Connection Six Musical Artists well known to London audiences; Ian Franklin, oboe, Mary Beth Brown, violin, Sharon Wei, viola, Jeremy Hake, cello, Josh Grunmann, Ron George, French horn, will play a variety of music suited to various instrumental combinations by Britten, Reineke, Loeffler and Mozart.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Quartetto Gelato, Music with grace and humour
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Jazz for the age: a tribute to the jazz legends: Alain Trudel, trombone. Gene Di Novi, piano, Niel Swainson, bass, Ted Warren, drums
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Anastasia Rizikov, Pianist, in a program of Bach, Mussorgsy, Grieg, and Balakirev
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8 P.M.
The EYBLER QUARTET in a program exploring early contributions to the quartet repertoire.
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8 P.M. -
MOSHE HAMMER, violin, WINONA ZELENKA, cello, JOSHUA GRUNMANN, piano, in a recital commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a special program co-sponsored by the London Jewish Community Center. The program, "Banned Composers, Forbidden Music"
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 8 P.M.
TRIPLE FORTE, Beethoven "Archduke" trio and Dvorak "Dumky"
Saturday, March 23, 2013
ERIKA RAUM, violin, STEPHAN SYLVESTRE, piano Beethoven, Janacek, Daniel, Prokofiev
Saturday, January 19, 2013
JULIAN MILKIS, clarinet, FIONA WU, piano. Bach and Beyond
Sunday, November 25, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
DON THOMPSON, piano & bass, GUIDO BASSO, flugelhorn, REG SCHWAGER, guitar, DIANA PANTON, vocal Jazz for a Sunday Afternoon
Friday, September 21, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
JAN LISIECKI, piano
Sunday, May 20, 2012, 3 P.M.
Trio Desiree, Coenraad Bloemendal, cello, Erica Goodman, harp, Desiree Till, soprano, and Don Thompson, piano.
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 8 P.M.
Alain Trudel, Trombone and friends.
Sunday, January 15, 2012, 3P.M.
Charles Neidich, Clarinet, Mariko Furukawa, Piano.
Sergiu Schwartz, Violin, Ronald Turini, Piano. It is with deepest sorrow that we note the untimely tragic death of Benjamin Rawitz, friend and artist, who was originally scheduled to perform in this recital.