MUSIC IS BACK IN LONDON AND ELSEWHERE

It is heartening to see that many local and regional musical groups are giving or planning concerts. Most of them have limited room for a live audiences, but simultaneous online streaming allows everyone to watch.
Please look at our Special News column for information on London area concerts.
Over the past year we have been meeting with the members of the Ontario Classical Music Association. Until recently we have all been reluctant to plan for concerts with a live audience. A few (Orillia, Sarnia, Newmarket, Cornwall) have announced beginning programming in February or March of 2022.
One of the sad moments was the announcement by the Welland-Port Colborne Concert Association that they will suspend plans for the time being. They have been producing concerts since 1947.

We all face the fact of an aging audience but hope that the prospect of live music will bring them and others back with enthusiasm.

SEE THE SPECIAL NEWS SECTION FOR CURRENT CONCERT ANNOUCEMENTS.
PLEASE CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE VENUE OR ORGANIZATION WEBSITE TO MAKE APPROPRIATE PLANS TO ATTEND OR WATCH ON LINE.

Please contact us if you are not on our mailing list at serenatamusic@gmail.com or 519-433-8332.

For tickets to all Serenata Music concerts scroll down.
Like us on Facebook: Serenata Music or Twitter: @serenataconcerts.


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.

Tickets Are Available From

Online from www.OnStageDirect.com
http://www.onstagedirect.com/serenatamusic
Credit Card
General Admission single ticket: $40
Student Admission single ticket: $20
Special Concerts:
General Admission: $50
Student Admission: $25

Grand Theatre London Box Office
Credit card; Cash, Debit at Box Office.
General Admission single ticket: $40
Student Admission single ticket: $20
Special Concerts:
General Admission: $50
Student Admission: $25

(519) 672-8800
Online at:
www.grandtheatre.com/cbo/serenatamusic

At the door: $40/20
Special Concerts: $50/25
Mailing list
If you would like to be added to our email list please go to the contact page and send an email with your name and email address.
Group rates for Music Teachers and students are available by contacting Serenata Music by email or telephone (519) 433-8332
 

Biographies

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.
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 8 P.M. Wolf Performance Hall.
Six Musical Artists well known to London audiences will play a variety of music suited to various instrumental combinations by Britten, Reineke, Loeffler and Mozart.
Ian Franklin, oboe, appointed principal oboe with the Victoria symphony at age 17, he then moved to the Regina Symphony and then Orchestra London. As a soloist he has played with many orchestras, as well as recitalist, and member of wind ensembles such as the Aeolian Winds with whom he has recorded. Franklin taught at the National Music Camp of Canada, the Nova Scotia Youth Symphony, and served as a mentor for the National Academy Orchestra. He is currently oboe instructor at Western University.
Mary Beth Brown, violin, has served as concertmaster under many prominent conductors including Alain Trudel of Orchestra London. She is currently concertmaster of the Juno-winning chamber orchestra Sinfonia Toronto. She has toured in Europe, Asia, North and South America, taught widely and helped organize the El Sistema program in London. Ms. Brown is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Montreal.
Sharon Wei, viola, is a graduate of Western University. She was on the faculty at Stanford University prior to joining the Western faculty . Ms. Wei also has performed as principal violist with many orchestras. As a recitalist she performs in Europe and North America and is a founding member of the Made in Canada Quartet.
Jeremy Hake, cello, A graduate of Stony Brook University, Jeremy has performed with several North American orchestras, participated in master classes and at the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festiva. Prior to joining Orchestra London, Jeremy was Assistant Principal Cello of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
Josh Grunmann, piano, has performed on the Serenata stage for many years as an accompanist, soloist and chamber musician.As well as his performances on the Serenata Music series, he has played in New York on the Aaron Silberman Recital series at Baruch College, with Theodore Baerg, Monica Whicher, and clarinetist Charles Neidich, and at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto as soloist and with violinist Mary Elizabeth Brown.
Ron George, French horn. Principal horn with Orchestra London since 1979, member of the faculty at Western University, he has played with many orchestras such as the Canadian Opera Company, National Arts Centre, and others, and toured with the Calgary Philharmonic and Opera Atelier. His chamber music playing includes the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, and the Westben Arts Festival

In view of the current situation affecting Orchestra London, Serenata Music wishes to offer Orchestra London ticket holders the opportunity to continue to hear good music. Bring your Orchestra London ticket and we will give you a Serenata Music ticket for half price for one of our remaining two concerts.