Special Events

Songs for Ukraine concert posterSongs for Ukraine Concert

Friday, April 8, 2022 | 6pm
Paul Davenport Theatre

Effective March 1, we are pleased to welcome visitors to the Don Wright Faculty of Music to attend concerts in person, with mandatory masking and vaccination policies in place. Please visit our Audience Information webpage for always-up-to-date health and safety protocols.

Join the Voice students in James Westman’s studio and friends as they perform Ukrainian art songs in support of the Ukrainian people and those affected by the war. The event will begin with the Ukrainian anthem and end with choir piece "Prayer for Ukraine". Translations will be provided.

Preview concert program (PDF)

Olena Bratishko, collaborative pianist and vocal coach

Admission to the concert is free. No advance registration required. Arrive early for vaccine/ID checks. More audience Information

We are unable to accept cash or donations at the door. Donations in support of Ukraine can be made via the London Ukrainian Centre, including e-transfer donations to info@londonukrainiancentre.ca.

Parking: Paid parking is available directly across the street in the Talbot Lot. Free parking is available after 4pm in Medway or South Valley Lots (both a 5-7min walk away). Visit Western's Parking Services website for more info.

Contact the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at musicevents@uwo.ca or 519-661-3767 (before 4pm, Mon-Fri) for more information.

Read Western University's statement on the war in Ukraine via Western News


Clarinet Studio with special guests The Light of East Ensemble

Friday, November 26, 2021 | 6pm
von Kuster Hall

Internal audience only. No public or non-Music Western community admittance. Access to Music Building by authorized card-swipe access only for Music students, faculty, staff and Music Library staff.

Don Wright Faculty of Music clarinet students perform a concert to support cultural acceptance, encourage inclusivity over hate, and to remember the London family killed in a racist, anti-Muslim attack this past spring. We stand with Western and with the Muslim and London community in condemning acts of hate and violence.

In the spirit of diversifying cultural and musical experience, students join London's own, The Light of East Ensemblefor an evening of music from the Near and Middle East. Together, they will perform folk and Classical Arabic works, styles from disparate cultures such as Sephardic music and Greek Rembetika, and traditional forms from Armenia, Greece (Asia Minor – Smyrni and Konstantinoupoli), Turkey, Egypt, Iraq and Israel.

The Light of East Ensemble is Panayiotis Giannarapis (oud, bouzouki), Mary Ashton (violin), Jedd House (contra basso), Tracey Atin (vocals), Joel Jacobs (percussion) and typically Jana Starling (clarinet). 

Contact Jana Starling at jstarli@uwo.ca for more information.

More special events

Parsons and Poole Concert and Masterclass
Guest Artists
Artists in Residence
Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition
Fred Pattison Piano Award Competition
Winds, Brass & Percussion Concerto Competition
Virtual Fall Open House
March Break Open House
OMEA Annual Alumni Reception
International Week
Tuba Christmas