2007-8 Concert Season

This is an archive record of 2007 School of Music series performances. Titles link to the original printed programs in PDF format where available.

September 8 :: Welcome and Welcome Back CBC

Music at Memorial welcomes new faculty member, cellist Nathan Cook, and welcomes back flutist Michelle Cheramy in a program of duos and trios with Kristina Szutor.

September 14 :: Robert Silverman

Legendary Canadian pianist brings Beethoven's thrilling Diabelli Variations to St. John's in a solo recital that also includes works by Haydn and Brahms.

October 6 :: Sacred Pops CBC

We regret that this performance was cancelled.

October 11:: Orchid Ensemble

Ancient musical traditions and instruments from China meet young musicians from Newfoundland and Labrador in a concert that joins this spectacular Vancouver-based ensemble with MUN's award-winning Chamber Choir and Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble.

October 20 :: Duo Concertante

Duo Concertante celebrates its 10th Anniversary with the complete cycle of Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano. Tonight: The Kreutzer and Spring Sonatas.

November 3 :: See the Music-Hear the Art

Corner Brook artist and Grenfell professor Les Sasaki teams up with sound artists Rob Power, Paul Bendzsa and Rich Blenkinsopp, to present an evening of creative collaborations. "It's Captain Chaos in a Zen Garden". Petro-Canada Hall.

November 8 :: Scruncheons

Lacking a little "fascinatin' rhythm"? Need proof that drummers can make "real music"? Then check out this dynamic and innovative ensemble.

November 9 :: La Bonne Chanson

Fauré's ethereal song cycle in a rarely heard version with string quintet and piano, as edited by Tom Gordon, featuring soprano Caroline Schiller and faculty artists.

November 22 :: MUN Chamber Orchestra

The MUN Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Vernon Regehr invite you back for a concert of exciting symphonic repertoire - we'll be sure to bring out all the bells and whistles!

November 24 :: Vive la France!

Cellist Vernon Regehr is joined by colleagues Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves for two French masterpieces: Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano and Ravel's Duo for Violin and Cello.

November 27 :: MUN Jazz Band

Jam-packed with talent and directed by Brian Sand, this ensemble is exploring new repertoire and sounding better than ever! A variety of music sure to satisfy the jazz lover's appetite!

November 28 :: Horns of Plenty

The MUN Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Karen Bulmer, presents an exciting and eclectic program of music for brass.

November 29 :: MUN Concert Band

The MUN Concert Band has been sharing great band music with Memorial and the St. John's community since the mid-1970's. Join conductor Grant Etchegary for a rousing evening of new and familiar music!

December 2 :: A St. John's Christmas Tradition

This annual presentation of Advent and Christmas music will feature John Rutter's spectacular Gloria for choir, brass and percussion. Included in the program will be several choral gems of the season and a carol sing-a-long. Don't miss it! 3pm, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (the Kirk).

Friday 11 January :: The Trumpet Shall Sound! cbc logo

MUN’s new trumpet virtuoso Brian Sand, blows the roof of Cook Hall in his debut recital including works by Eric Ewazen and Manuel deFalla.

Friday 18 January :: Have Tuba, Will Travel cbc logo

Tubist Karen Bulmer and pianist Timothy Steeves guide us on a tour of tuba music from North and South America, including premiere performances of works by Newfoundland composers Jennifer O'Neill and Clifford Crawley.

Saturday 19 January :: 3 Women in Song

A romantic heroine, the Virgin Mary and a seductive poet – three women’s lives celebrated in song cycles by Gounod, Hindemith and Wagner. Soprano Jane Leibel sings their stories with pianist Tom Gordon

7/8/9 February :: NewFound Music V cbc logo

This mini- festival explores the best in contemporary music with works by established, emerging, and student composers.

February 7th will be a full day of free seminars, workshops, discussions, and lectures on modern music. Click here for the Newfound Music mini-site.

Tuesday 12 February :: David Jalbert debut

Returning to St. John’s, this dynamic young pianist makes musical waves wherever he performs in Canada or the world.

Saturday 23 February :: Duo Concertante

Continuing its 10th anniversary celebration with the complete cycle of Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano. Tonight: Sonatas from Op. 12 and Op. 30, including the “Eroica.”

Monday 25 February :: Fitzwilliam String Quartet

A world class quartet with playing of breathtaking precision, outstanding concentration, marvelous style and authority. A gorgeous musical experience via the UK!

Saturday 1 March :: New Talent on the Podium!

The MUN Chamber Choir featuring graduate conductor Amy Henderson, presents a concert of music sure to satisfy. Bach, Brahms, Schafer, Bernstein, and many others are served up on this delectable program.

Friday 7 March :: Alumni and Mentors cbc logo

Bartok’s riveting Sonata for Two Pianos and Two Percussionists featuring pianists Kristina Szutor and Andrea Lodge & percussionists Rob Power and guest Scruncheons alumnus Greg Hawco.

Saturday 15 March :: Combo Strings

MUN Chamber Orchestra and the NSO Sinfonia join forces to play some of the GREATS of the string orchestra repertoire. Contact the NSO for ticket information. Arts & Culture Centre.

Sunday 16 March :: Festival Choir

Offering a choral extravaganza on a colossal scale – an energetic choir under the direction of Douglas Dunsmore, with exciting repertoire promises a powerful musical experience for every listener!

Thursday 20 March :: The Barrett Brothers cbc logo debut

Hailing from Corner Brook, but taking the world of opera and concert by storm. Baritone Peter and tenor Michael stage a return to Newfoundland and Labrador in concert with Peter Tiefenbach. Petro-Canada Hall. Note: this is a date and venue change from our printed brochure.

Friday 21 March :: More Scruncheons

A dynamic concert of percussion classics as well as world premieres written by the group's own members. Join us for this adventure of rhythms. Rescheduled from earlier in the season.

Monday 24 March :: Jazz Lovers Take Note

The MUN Jazz Band will present an evening of jazz standards under the direction of Brian Sand.

Tuesday 25 March :: World of Brass

The MUN Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Karen Bulmer, showcases music for brass from around the world.

Sunday 30 March :: Opera

Students of the Opera Workshop present an evening of operatic flights of fancy: 7:30 pm on Sunday and 1 pm Monday matinee.

Saturday 5 April :: MUN Concert Band

Take a break from studying for an evening of light entertainment, under the skillful baton of Grant Etchegary. And hear the culmination of a good year for the band!

Saturday 3 May :: Duo Concertante

The grand finale to Duo Concertante’s 10th anniversary celebrations with the complete cycle of Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano. Tonight: Sonatas from Op. 12 and Op. 30, together with the final sonata, Op. 96.

CBC indicates that the performance was recorded by CBC Newfoundland & Labrador.