Faculty of Music

Faculty Concert Series

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

Faculty Concert Series 2016-2017

The Faculty Concert Series presents our exceptional faculty musicians in chamber programs. Faculty artists collaborate with both guest performers and students from Western. The series is sponsored by the Dean’s Office and Western’s Office of the Provost. All are welcome to attend! This is a free concert series. No registration or reservation required.

Concert 1

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Pianopalooza - All the Piano faculty united at two keyboards in combinations of 2 pianos 4 hands, 2 pianos 8 hands and even 1 piano 8 hands. La Valse, Ravel, Prélude à l'après d'un faune, Debussy, William Tell Overture, Rossini and Danse Macabre, St Saens plus lots more great tunes transcribed for piano ensemble.

Concert 2

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Barry Piano Quartet no.1, Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon, Brahms’ string sextet in G major.
Performers: Scott St. John, Sharon Wei, Thomas Wiebe, John Hess, Chad Louwerse (reciter), Dorothy Lin, Mel Martin, Jeffrey Komar, Sophie Stryniak
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Concert 3

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Milhaud La Création du monde, Op. 81a; Dvořák Serenade for Wind Instruments, Cello and Double-Bass in D Minor, Op. 44, conducted by Colleen Richardson.
Performers (including faculty, students and staff): Anne Thompson, Shannon Lewis, Shelley Heron, Zihao Wei, Jana Starling, Jossee MacInnis, David Dumais, Margaret Fay, Alexandre von Wartburg, Sebastien Malette, Bobbi Thompson, Ron George, Sasha Gorbasew, Kendra Du Val, Aaron Hodgson, Marcel Sekine, Peter Collins, Natalia Skomorokhova, Jill Ball, Joe Moscheck, Francisco Barradas, Jillian Yang, Patrick Theriault, Jeffrey Stokes.
Visit our faculty listing (A-Z) for biography and instrument information.

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.

Saturday, September 10, 2:30 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
On World Suicide Prevention Day, at least 15 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.

Saturday, September 24, 3:00 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
An afternoon of rarely-heard delights for chamber winds, including Serenades by Alfredo Casella and Heinrich Sutermeister featuring Aaron Hodgson, trumpet; Robert Riseling and Jana Starling, clarinet; student Jordan Clayton, violin; guest Sonya Nanos, cello; and Marcel Sekine, piano.

Monday, November 21, 12:30 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Gwen Beamish, piano, and friends celebrate Canadian music.

Saturday, February 4, 4:00 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Western faculty members Jana Starling, clarinet and Allison Wiebe Benstead, piano present Song & Dance: A recital of splendid variety with works such as St. Saens's Clarinet Sonata, Hyla's We Speak Etruscan for bass clarinet and bari saxophone, and the Flamenco from Kenji Bunch's Cookbook. Joined by saxophonist, Chelsea Shanoff, and faculty member soprano, Jennie Such.

Monday, February 6, 12:30 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Gwen Beamish, piano, presents Schumann Again with Gwen.

Saturday, February 11, 3:00 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Leslie Kinton, piano, continues his exploration of Beethoven’s sonatas with “Moonlight” Sonata, “Les adieux”, Op. 10 No. 3 and Op. 14 No. 1.

Tuesday February 14, 8:00 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Guest artist Thiago Ancelmo, clarinet with faculty member Christine Tithecott, piano. Featuring works by Arnold, Berio, Lutoslawski, Muczynski and Widmann.

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