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