Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series
April 3, 2020 would have marked the final concert in our "Fridays" series, and we know many of you would have joined us in person to celebrate this annual milestone. Instead, we are pleased to share this recording from our February 7, 2020 concert featuring piano faculty member Leslie Kinton performing three Beethoven piano sonatas. We hope you enjoy! Download program (PDF)
Thank you for attending our concerts this year, in particular for supporting our students. Our community continues to be strengthened by your support.
March 12, 2020 - As recommended by Western University, to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and the campus and local community, and in consultation with our local Middlesex-London Health Unit, the final four concerts of the 2019-2020 "Fridays" season noted below have been cancelled. For ongoing updates, visit https://www.uwo.ca/coronavirus/
A Don Wright Faculty of Music tradition!
Join us on most Fridays during the academic year for the "Fridays @ 12:30 Concert Series," an eclectic mix of music, featuring guest artists from around the world, our internationally renowned faculty, and our talented students.
All concerts are held in von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University ( MAP). Admission is free. No ticket or advance registration is required. Pay-and-display parking is available directly across the street from the Music Building/Talbot College (next to the tennis courts) ( MORE INFO).
Join with faculty members of the Don Wright Faculty of Music as they kick off the new “Fridays” season! Featuring Patricia Green *, mezzo-soprano; Chad Louwerse *, bass-baritone; Jennifer Cyr, soprano; Jackalyn Short *, soprano; Stéphan Sylvestre *, piano; Dr. John O. Hess *, piano; Simone Luti *, piano; Melvin Martin *, violin; Aaron Hodgson *, trumpet; Yolanda Tapia, piano.
“Moderne Frau” jazz and cabaret vocalist Adi Braun returns to the “Fridays” series with her collaborator, Western grad Tom King.
Axel Strauss, violin, Yegor Dyachkov, violoncello, and pianist Ilya Poletaev are Le Trio de Montréal!
Equally at home as a solo performer or collaborator, Brett Kingsbury * (piano) shares his musical talents in this instalment of the series.
Enjoy the musical marvels of internationally-acclaimed soprano Jane Archibald and Liz Upchurch , collaborative pianist and Music Director of the COC’s Studio Ensemble. (Made possible with funding from the Undergraduate Gift Fund.)
Christine Tithecott * joins forces with some of her talented friends and colleagues to focus on fantastic contemporary repertoire! Additional performers: Trevor Chartrand, piano; Ron George *, horn; Patricia Green *, mezzo soprano; Jana Starling *, clarinet; Annette-Barbara Vogel *, violin
The first concert of the New Year features English music for viola(s) and piano with violists Caitlin Boyle * and Theresa Rudolph and pianist Brett Kingsbury * Program of works by British composers, or composers born there.
Russian pianist Sofya Bugayan performs in addition to her participation as adjudicator and masterclass clinician for the Fred Pattison Piano Competition.
Personnel update: the printed season brochure mistakenly lists collaborator Simone Luti for this concert. Many thanks to Olena Bratishko for her continued work and talent on this project.
Introducing the Carnyx Trio: Join Aaron Hodgson * (trumpet), Stephen Ivany (trombone), and alumna Yolanda Tapia (piano) for their first performance in the Series and in the inaugural season of their trio!
March 13 - CANCELLED
March 20 - CANCELLED
March 27 - CANCELLED
Internationally-acclaimed and award winning harpist Noël Wan is sure to please in the penultimate concert of the season!
April 3 - CANCELLED
Andreas Klein , piano, closes our season with two exceptional piano sonatas, one by Beethoven and the other by Prokofiev, in this concert sponsored by the Sonja Behrens Fund.
*Western University faculty member
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