It prompted remarks such as these:
“The music and the performance were spectacular. It was a real treat to see and hear the new talent perform as well as the seasoned professionals.
“It was truly remarkable!”
“We appreciate your enormous contribution to the classical music culture in London.”
“Kudos to Serenata Music for some of the loveliest, (most) imaginative musical evenings in this city.”
“The Trout swam through sparkling water.”
“A fabulous evening indeed!”

Kudos to Scott St. John for organizing the music and leading the rehearsals with the musicians. To Angela Park, Joe Philliips, Katie McBean, Fiona Robson, and Scott, thank you for an exhilarating evening, inspired by Schubert.

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. Anastasia has graced our stage several times - her performances are always spectacular and memorable. SEATING IS LIMITED for this concert. Tickets are now available at , or from Serenata Music,, or calling 519-433-8332.



Thursday, March 1, 7 P.M. Aeolian Hall, Western Jazz Ensemble.
Saturday, March 3rd, 7:30 p.m., Dundas St. Centre United Church. Fanshawe Chorus. Johannes Brahms "A German Requiem"
Sunday, March 4, 2 P.M., A.B. Lucas SS, London Concert Band, Spotlight on Youth. Patrick Smithers, trumpet.
Monday, March 5, 8 P.M., von Kuster Hall, UWO. Western Early Music Studio with members of Tafelmusik.
Tuesday, March 6, 7P.M. Aeolian hall. Clark Bryan, piano. Debussy Part 2.
Saturday, March 10, 2018. 8pm
Wolf Performance Hall, Jeffrey Concerts. Rolston String Quartet, Arthur Rowe, piano
Saturday,m March 10, 7:30 P.M. New St. James Presbyterian Church. Western Les Choristes, EVA, and Ottawa's Cantiamo Girls Choir.
Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 P.M. Talbot St. Church, London Symphonia Chamber Music, Love and War.
Saturday, March 17, 8 P.M., Wolf Performance Hall, Serenata Music presents 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.
March 22 to March 28, Various locations. Kiwanis Music Festival.
Thursday, March 22, 8 P.M. Paul Davenport Theatre. Western Jazz Ensemble
Friday, March 23rd 7:30pm, St. Luke's Anglican Church.
Majesterra Soloists with flautist Sharon Kahan
Saturday, March 24, 2 P.M. Paul Davenport Theatre, Western Symphony Orchestra.
Sat. March 24, 7:30 P.M., Metropolitan United Church. London Symphonia, Cameron Crozman, Cello.
Saturday, March 24, 8 P.M. Karen Scheussler Singers. Silver Screen.
Monday, March 26, 8 P.M., von Kuster Hall, UWO. Western Early Music Studio.
Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 P.M. Firs St. Andrews United Church, Western Choirs.
Wednesday, March 28, 12:30, 8 P.M. Paul Davenport Theatre, Western Percussion Ensemble.
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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.

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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Past Concerts

Saurday, March 17, 2018
The London Connection 3, with Scott St. John, violin, Katie McBean, viola, Fiona Robson, cello, Joe Philips, double bass, and Angela Park, piano. Schubert, String Trio in B-flat; Fantasy for Violin & Piano; and the Trout Quintet.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Tom Allen, CBC Broacaster and Storyteller, and Lori Gemmell, harp. "The Death of Hercules: Greek Mythology in Story and Music" Marjan Mozetich, Songs of Nymphs, R. Murray Schafer, The Crowne of Ariadne.
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.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
David Jalbert, piano. Schubert, Four Impromptus, Prokofiev, Sonata No.2 in D Minor, Schuman, Waldszen, Stravinsky, Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka.
Saturday May 6, 2017
Sarah Davis Buechner, piano. Mozart, Fantasy in D Minor; Sonata in D Major "Durnitz", Chopin, Introduction and Rondo in E Flat Major, Ibert, Histoires for piano, Taku, Variations on a Theme of Poulenc.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Tribute to London Master Organ Builder Gabriel Kney, with Angus Sinclair and Michael Bloss on the Kney Organ. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in G Minor; Passaglia, Prelude in E Flat Major, "St. Anne"; Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, Cook, Scherzo from 5 Studies in the Form of a Sonata, Cabnena, Homage I, X. Hughe's Hornpipe; Homage VII, III: Anton's Aria, I: Gabriel's Trumpet.
Saturday, February 17, 2017
Jan Lisiecki, piano. Bach, Partita No.3 in A Minor, Schumann, Klavierstücke, Chopin, Scherzo No.1 in B Minor, and Nocturnes, Schubert, Impromptus.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Joel Quarrington, double bass, Peter Longworth, piano. Schubert, Sonatine in D Major, Bach, Cello Suite #6 in D Major, Korngold, Garden Scene, Schubert, Sonatina in A Minor "Arpeggionne".
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
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.
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.
Sunday, November 29, 2011, 3 P.M.
David Jalbert, piano
Sunday, November 13, 2011, 3 P.M.
Anastasia Rizikov, piano
Sunday, March 27, 2011, 3:00PM
Sergiu Schwartz, Violin, Joshua Grunmann, Piano.
Sunday, November 7, 2010, 3:00PM
Anton Kuerti, Piano.
Sunday, October 3, 2010, 7:30PM
Olivier Chauzu, Piano.
Sunday, May 9, 2010, 3:00PM
Sunday, April 25, 2010, 3:00PM
Saturday, March 6, 2010, 8:00PM
Les Violons du Roy.
Note: This concert will take place at First Saint Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Avenue (at the corner of Waterloo Street)
Sunday, February 28, 2010, 3:00PM
Russell Braun, Baritone, Monica Whicher, Soprano, Carolyn Maule, Piano, Joshua Grunmann, Piano.
Sunday, January 31, 2010, 3:00PM
Sunday, May 10, 2009, 3:00PM
Friday, March 20, 2009, 8:30PM
Anton Kuerti, Piano and Kolja Lessing, Violin.
Sunday, February 15, 2009, 3:00PM
Sunday, January 18, 2009, 3:00PM
Anton Kuerti, Piano.
Sunday, November 16, 2008, 3:00PM
Inon Barnatan, Piano.
May 4, 2008
Coenraad Bloemendal, Cello, Erica Goodman, Harp, Suzanne Shulman, Flute
January 19, 2008
Eyal Ein Habar, Flute, Dudu Carmel, Oboe, Stéphan Sylvestre, Piano
December 1, 2007
Joseph Petric, Accordion, Normand Forget, Oboe.
October 28, 2007
Anton Kuerti, Piano.
May 20, 2007
Michal Beit-Halachmi, Clarinet, Noam Sivan, Piano.
January 28, 2007
Sara Davis Buechner, Piano.
November 25, 2006
Triple Forte: Jasper Wood, Violin, Yegor Dyachkov, Cello, David Jalbert, Piano.
October 15, 2006
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.
September 10, 2006
April 30, 2006
Mary Lou Fallis, Soprano, Gary Relyea, Baritone, Joshua Grunmann, Piano, and friends
February 5, 2006
Joseph Petric, Accordion, and friends
November 13, 2005
Anita Krause, Mezzo-soprano, Andrew Tees, Baritone, Joshua Grunmann, Piano.
September 25, 2005
Anton Kuerti, Piano.
May 15, 2005
Monica Whicher, Soprano and Joshua Grunmann, Piano.
February 13, 2005
Madawaska String Quartet and Joshua Grunmann, Piano.
November 19, 2004
Vilma Indra Vitols, Mezzo-soprano and Joshua Grunmann, Piano.
September 12, 2004
Jackalyn Short, Soprano and Joshua Grunmann, Piano
Saturday, May 10, 2003
Theodore Baerg, baritone, Joshua Grunmann, piano