International Week

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International Week at Western is held annually in November as a campus-wide celebration of all things international, and is open to all students, faculty, staff, and the public.

The Don Wright Faculty of Music participates in International Week through our Songs of Many Lands concert, featuring music from across the globe, performed by our students. 

Visit Western’s International Week platform on Socio to log in and participate in our virtual events. You only have to sign in once for the week to be able to view our virtual booths, participate in Q&A sessions, enter our Passport Contest for a chance to win prizes, and more!

2022 Performances

Friday, Nov 25 | 12:30pm
Paul Davenport Theatre
International Week Celebration with Percussion Ensemble
The Western University Percussion Ensemble under the leadership of Jill Ball* celebrates International Week with special guest Denis Jiron*, trombone, and Ritesh Das, tabla, Founder and Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Toronto Tabla Ensemble as part of our Fridays @ 12:30 concert series.

Funding for this concert has been generously provided by the Jeffrey Distinguished Visitors Fund.

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Friday, Nov 25 | 1:30pm
von Kuster Hall
Songs of Many Lands
Join us for our annual concert of songs in many global languages celebrating Western’s International Week. Presented by Professor Patricia Green for Voice Fridays, a weekly symposium for singers including masterclasses, lectures, performances and seminars.

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Past Performances

Frederic Long, bass-baritone, performs Taiwanese songs with Mars Chen, piano, recorded in Taiwan and shared in celebration of Western’s International Week in November 2021. Long is a DMA student in Patricia Green’s studio.


温凯蓝 Kailan Wen, soprano, with 何嘉禧 Jiaxi He, piano, perform Three Wishes of Roses by Huang Zi, recorded from China for Western’s International Week in November 2020.