Artists in Residence

The Artists in Residence program is sponsored by the Dean's Office and Western University's Office of the Provost.

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New Orford String Quartet

Photo: Dahlia Katz

New Orford String Quartet

Thursday, Oct 6 | 8pm
von Kuster Hall
Concert information can be found on our Faculty and Guest Artists Concerts webpage

Friday, Oct 7 | 12:30pm
von Kuster Hall
Concert information can be found on our Fridays @ 12:30 Concerts webpage

Consisting of the concertmasters and principal cellist of the Montreal and Toronto Symphonies, the New Orford String Quartet (Jonathan Crow, violin; Andrew Wan, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Brian Manker, cello) has seen astonishing success, giving annual concerts for national CBC broadcast and receiving unanimous critical acclaim, including two Opus Awards for Concert of the Year, and a 2017 JUNO Award for Canada’s top Chamber Music Recording. Recent seasons have featured return engagements in Chicago, Montreal and Toronto, as well as their New York City debut on Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series.


Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann


Friday, Jan 20  | 12:30pm
von Kuster Hall
Tafelmusik Returns
Tafelmusik violinist Patricia Ahern and cellist Keiran Campbell are joined by Western’s  Joseph Lanza , violin, and  Borys Medicky , keyboards, for a program of Bach and friends.

Sunday, Jan 22 | 3pm
von Kuster Hall
Early Music Studio with Tafelmusik Artists
A concert featuring the Early Music Studio musicians performing side-by-side with Artists-in-Residence Tafelmusik musicians Patricia Ahern, Keiran Campbell, as well as Western’s Joseph Lanza and Borys Medicky.

Led by Music Director Elisa Citterio and Executive Director Carol Kehoe, Tafelmusik is an orchestra, choir, and experience that celebrates beauty through music of the past.

Founded over 40 years ago on the pillars of passion, learning, and artistic excellence, Tafelmusik continues to bring new energy to baroque music and beyond. Historically informed performances of 17th- to 19th-century instrumental and choral music (led by Chamber Choir Director Ivars Taurins) share the stage with vibrant, insightful multimedia programs, and bold new music written just for the group. Each piece is played on period instruments, underscored and illuminated by scholarship.

Through dynamic performances, international touring, award-winning recordings, and comprehensive education programs, Tafelmusik invites audiences to engage with beauty and experience the breadth of emotion music can inspire.

In 2022-23 the Tafelmusik residency includes musicians Patricia Ahern and Kieran Campbell who will run a series of workshops and clinics in addition to performances.