Following the success of the Stewart Goodyear concert in 2022, and the James Ehnes concert in 2023 we are pleased to continue our collaboration with the London Symphonia by sponsoring two concerts in 2023-2024. In addition we are sponsoring a concert with Western University. We are also planning a fourth spring concert which is to be announced.

The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, November 4, 2023, 7:30 P.M. Forbidden Music with the London Symphonia String Quartet at Metropolitan United Church. With Tom Allen, Narrator.

Friday , November 10, 2023, 8 P.M. The Musicians from Marlboro, at the von Kuster Hall, Western.

Saturday, January 27, 2024, 7:30 P.M. Janina Fialkowska, piano, with the London Symphonia at Metropolitan UnitedChurch.

The Forbidden Music concert, will feature the London Symphonia String Quartet composed of Joseph Lanza, violin, Emilie Pare, violin, Kelvin Enns, viola and Ben Bolt-Martin, cello. Mr. Lanza has prepared music composed by Jewish composers who were affected by the Nazi Regime beginning in the 1930s. A Canadian Premiere of the Walter Kaufman String Quartet No.5 will be featured as well as excerpts from quartets by Erwin Schulhoff and Erich Korngold. In addition a string quartet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will provide contrast to the other pieces.
Why Mozart you ask. The Nazi rules for banning music considered degrading should have applied to Mozart who was a member of the Freemasons, wrote three operas with the Jewish librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, played with Jewish musicians and was definitely not a nationalist. However as outlined in the book, Mozart and the Nazis, by Erik Levi, They ignored 150 years of history and decided to honour him as a distinguished representative of the German nation and as an Austrian icon.

The Musicians from Marlboro are a group of young professional musicians who attend the Marlbooro Festival in Marlboro Vermont. as well in Philadelphia. Founded in 1951 by Rudolpf Serkin and others it has provided training for countless numbers of chamber musicians over its 70 year history. We will have five members playing works by Haydn, Benjamin, Walker and Mendelssohn. They are: Maria Ioudenitch, violin, Claire Bourg, violin, Beth Gutterman Chu, viola, Hayang Park, viola, and Christopher Either, cello. We are pleased to sponsor this concert with the Don Wright Faculty of Music.

More will be said about the concert with Janina Fialkowska in a subsequent bulletin.
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Serenata Music presents a variety of musical events for the London, Ontario, area featuring both well known and blossoming artists in programs suitable for the sophisticated as well as newcomer audience. For the past 16 years Director Renee Silberman has engaged a spectrum of professional instrumentalists and singers perform a wide range of musical genres. The Wolf Performance Hall and the von Kuster Hall in the Faculty of Music, Western university providesan intimate venues where the audience can enjoy excellent acoustics and be close to the performers.

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SERENATA MUSIC JUNO AWARD WINNERS OR NOMINEES. These artists have appeared on our stage from 2003 to the present. See

Scott St John, 2011
David Jalbert 2009, nom 2018
Sarah Davis Buechner, nom 2017
Jan Lisiecki 2018, nom. 2013, 2014, 2017
Joel Quarrington, 2010
Peter Longworth, 2017
James Sommerville 1998, nom 1999
Ted Quinlan, 1998
George Koller, 2017
Ethan Ardelli, 2015
Quartetto Gelato, 1995
Alain Trudel, 2010
Neil Swainson, 1990, 1993, 1999, 2000
Ted Warren, 2003
Winona Zelenka , 2011
Triple Forte, 2013
Don Thompson 1980, 1985, 2002, 2014, nom 1978, 1981, 1093
Guido Basso, 2004
Diana Panton 2015, 2017, nom 2019, 2012, 2013
Erica Goodman 1995, nom 1994
Anton Kuerti 1977, nom 1987, 2000, 2003,2009, 2011
Les Violons du Roy 2001, 2003, 20017, nom 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2000, 2007, nom 2006
Monica Whicher, nom 2002
Valerie Tryon, , 1994, nom 1995
Janina Fialkowska, 2018, nom 1997, 1998, 2002, 2011, 2014, 2017
Yegor Dyachkov, 2013
Russel Braun, 1998, 2001,2006,2007
Carolyn Maule, 2006
Coenraad Bloemendal, 2006
Joseph Petric, nom 2003
Mary Lou Fallis, 1980
Oliver Whitehead, nom 1985


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