Faculty Concerts

We are proud to showcase our internationally renowned faculty in the annual chamber Faculty Concert Series, plus in exciting individual and collaborative programs.

Faculty Concert Series - 2018-2019

The Faculty Concert series is sponsored by the Dean's Office and Western’s Office of the Provost.

All faculty concerts are in von Kuster Hall, Music Building.

Concert 1

Sunday, October 21, 3:00 p.m.
Riddles and Waltzes
The beautiful Liebeslieder Waltzes of Johannes Brahms for vocal quartet and piano four hands. La Valse by Ravel and arranged by him for two pianos, played by our very own two-piano duo Tina Yanchus and James Hibbard. The very new and quirky Sphinx’s Sayings and Riddle Canons for Voice, Clarinet and Piano promises to delight and confuse!

Concert 2

Sunday, November 11, 3:00 p.m.
Pianopalooza Returns
An exciting and varied program on two, three and four pianos presented by all members of our piano faculty.

Concert 3

Sunday, January 20, 3:00 p.m.
The Last Parting Kiss
Chamber music for voice, piano and woodwinds by Schubert, Schafer, Cooke and Laitman; with mezzo-soprano Patricia Green, soprano Bethany Hörst, and Marianna Chibotar-Rutkevich, piano; Derek Conrod, horn; Ron George, horn; Shelley Heron, oboe; Marie Johnson, clarinet; Sharon Kahan, flute; Bobbi Thompson, saxophone; and Alexandre von Wartburg, bassoon.

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 15, 4:00 p.m.
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 29, 4:00 p.m.
Jana Starling, Bb & Eb clarinet and Allison Wiebe Benstead, piano. Featuring enjoyable pieces of distinct character such as Parker’s Grooves, a Baroque concerto by Molter, and Feast of Life for solo piano by our former dean, Jack Behrens.

Saturday, January 19, 2:00 p.m.
Faculty member Leslie Kinton, piano, continues his exploration of Beethoven’s sonatas with Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 27 No. 1, Op. 79, and Op. 31 No. 3.

Thursday, January 31, 8:00 p.m.
Facutly member Brett Kingsbury, piano, performs a solo recital featuring works Schubert - Sonata in A major D.664, Brahms - Variations on an Original Theme Op. 21 No. 1, Debussy - Estampes (i. Pagodes ii. La soirée dans Grenade iii. Jardins sous la pluie), and Rachmaninoff - Eight Etudes Tableaux Op. 33.

Additional faculty performances are included within the Fridays @ 12:30 Concert Series.

For more information, please contact musicevents@uwo.ca or call 519-661-3767 during busines hours.