Faculty Concerts

Many of our stellar faculty perform regularly around the world, in addition to London, Ontario.

Faculty Concert Series 2017-2018

We are proud to showcase our internationally renowned faculty in the annual chamber Faculty Concert Series, plus in exciting individual and guest artist programs. The Faculty Concert series is sponsored by the Dean's Office and Western’s Office of the Provost.
All faculty concerts are in von Kuster Hall, Music Building.

Concert 1

Sunday, October 3, 3:00 p.m.
Bach Coffee Cantata and works by Western University composers inspired by the venerable master
Faculty and select students perform works by Western professor Omar Daniel, doctoral composition student Aaron Lee, and Johann Sebastian Bach, concluding with Bach's Coffee Cantata.

Concert 2

Sunday, November 19, 8:00 p.m.
The Soldier's Tale by Igor Stravinsky
What happens when you sell your soul to the devil for a violin. In this iconic work by the giant of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky tells the tale of the soldier selling his soul for the gift of music. For an ensemble of seven players and three narrators.

Concert 3

Sunday, January 21, 3:00 p.m.
13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
An afternoon of music inspired by the lowly blackbird, including a setting of the epic poem of American poet Wallace Stevens, for ensemble and narrator by American composer Thomas Albert.


Faculty Concerts

In addition to the Faculty Concert Series, there are several unique programs presented each year by our talented faculty. All concerts are presented free of charge. All are welcome.

Sunday, September 10, 3:00 p.m.
On World Suicide Prevention Day, faculty members perform in the London location of Mysterious Barricades, a cross-Canada concert for suicide awareness, prevention and hope. For complete concert and performance details, visit www.mysteriousbarricades.org This concert will also be live streamed.

Friday, September 15, 8:00 p.m.
$25/$20 (adult/student and senior)
The Language of Lute’s Mysterie
Lute duo Lucas Harris of Tafelmusik and faculty member Wilma van Berkel present a choice of Italian and English Renaissance music played on copies of historical instruments

Thursday, September 21, 8:00 p.m
Amigos de Ecuador – Western Faculty Jana Starling, clarinet and Aaron Hodgson, trumpet join doctoral students Francisco Barradas Galvan, violin and Yolanda Tapia, piano for an evening of chamber music in support of the Festival Internacional de Música in Loja, Ecuador.

Wednesday, October 4, 8:00 p.m.
Musica Quinta – Western's brass faculty presents a fun-filled recital of quintet classics. Featuring Aaron Hodgson and Shawn Spicer, trumpet; Ron George, horn; John Jasavala, trombone; and Brent Adams, tuba.

Saturday, November 25, 6:00 p.m.
Music for Clarinet & Piano – Jana Starling & Omri Shimron
Western’s faculty clarinetist Jana Starling teams up with pianist Omri Shimrom (Director of Keyboard Studies at California State University, East Bay Department of Music) for an entertaining concert of favorite standard works for clarinet and piano.

Saturday, March 17, 2:00 p.m.
Schumann Finale – Gwen Beamish, piano and Friends
Faculty member Gwen Beamish, piano, and friends present works by German composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856).

For additional faculty performances, visit the Friday's @ 12:30, Guest Artists and Residencies pages.

For more information, please contact Rachel Condie rachel.condie@uwo.ca or call 519-661-3767