Winter 2023 Concert Series

Winter 2023 Concert Series

Welcome to our Winter 2023 Concert Series!

Our Mainstage Series gives you the opportunity to hear performances from our internationally acclaimed faculty. Our Ensemble Series showcases the variety of exciting ensembles at the School of Music. In our Noon Series, you can enjoy free performances from the School of Music community during your lunch hour!


Ticket prices: 

Mainstage Series: $22 (General)/$16 (Students & Seniors)/$5 (12 & under)

Ensemble Series: $18 (General)/$14 (Students & Seniors)/$5 (12 & under)

Noon Series: FREE

 Chamber Orchestra - Foreverdark

Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, April 6, 7:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Embrace your darkness, as we perform a new arrangement of Phases of the Moon by SOCAN Young Composer award winner Stephanie Orlando, Gustav Mahler’s youthful heartbroken angst in Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, with soloists from the MUN vocal program, and the heavy metal inspired Foreverdark by MUN graduate and new Royal Conservatoire of Scotland faculty member Bekah Simms, featuring Amahl Arulanandam on electric cello, plus a work by Joseph de Bologne (Chevalier de Saint-Georges). ($18/$14)

Previously in our Winter 2023 Concert Series:

Wind Ensemble - Goodnight Moon - April 4

***NEW DATE***
Goodnight Moon 
Wind Ensemble
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

The MUN Wind Ensemble presents a dynamic program of works for wind band, including compositions by Gustav Holst, Eric Whitacre and Bill Brennan. This concert features Concerto Competition winner, vocalist Erin Lee. ($18/$14)

Chamber Music Showcase

Chamber Music Showcase
Chamber Ensembles
Sunday, April 2, 1:30pm
Suncor Energy Hall

School of Music graduate and undergraduate students showcase their collaborative skills performing in small, conductorless ensembles in an exciting musical variety show. ($18/$14)

La Cinderella 

La Cinderella
MUN Opera Workshop
Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 7:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN Opera Workshop presents La Cinderella, a contemporary adaptation of the Cinderella fable with music by Gioacchino Rossini and Jules Massenet featuring the School of Music's illustrious voice students. 

Aires Tropicales

Aires Tropicales
Michelle Cheramy, Annie Corrigan, Christine Carter, Nicole Hand, and Emily Dunsmore
Tuesday, March 28, 12pm
Suncor Energy Hall

Memorial University and Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra wind players Michelle Cheramy, Annie Corrigan, Christine Carter, Nicole Hand, and Emily Dunsmore join forces for the first ever Music@Memorial woodwind quintet concert! The iconic quintet by György Ligeti and sextet for winds and piano by Francis Poulenc (with special guest Gregory Oh, piano) will be joined by Paquito D’Rivera’s lively Aires Tropicales and Valerie Coleman’s Umoja - an “anthem of unity.” (FREE ADMISSION)

 Memorial University Choirs - Inspired by Tradition


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Memorial University Choirs concert scheduled for 4pm today at D.F. Cook Recital Hall will not be going ahead. All purchased tickets will be refunded.

Inspired by Tradition
Memorial University Choirs

Sunday, March 26, 4pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Memorial University Choirs perform selections by Mozart, Bruckner, Dvořák, Smiley, Vulc, Debussy’s Trois Chansons as well as Five Sea Songs of Newfoundland arranged by D. F. Cook. ($18/$14)

Jazz Orchestra - Architecture of Storms

Architecture of Storms
Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, March 25, 1:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

***Please note, we are monitoring the weather for Saturday for this concert. An announcement will be made on Saturday morning on our Facebook page whether this concert will go ahead.***

The MUN Jazz Orchestra is welcoming four-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist and composer, Remy Le Boeuf and drummer, Peter Kronreif from New York City. The concert will focus on music from Le Boeuf's recent Grammy-nominated album Architecture of Storms alongside some of his other arrangements and pieces by multi-Grammy award winning composer, Maria Schneider. Le Boeuf and Kronreif will be on stage, performing with the orchestra. Enjoy an evening of 21st century modern big band jazz with world class special guests. ($18/$14)

New York Reunion
Florian Hoefner with the New York Quartet
Thursday, March 23, 7:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Florian Hoefner will reunite with four-time Grammy nominated saxophonist and composer, Remy Le Boeuf and drummer Peter Kronreif - two of his longest standing musical peers that go back to his time in New York City. Together with St. John’s own Jim Vivian on bass they will form a quartet that will present original compositions by Le Boeuf, Kronreif and Hoefner, showcasing cutting edge modern jazz. ($22/$16)

***New Date***
Garden of Joy and Sorrow

Michelle Cheramy, Sarah Veber and Kate Read
Friday, March 17, 2023, 7:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

A very rare listening opportunity! Music at Memorial welcomes harpist Sarah Veber and violist Kate Read, who join faculty member Michelle Cheramy in a gorgeous program of trios for flute, viola, and harp. Claude Debussy’s iconic sonata for this instrumental combination is paired with trios by R. Murray Schafer, Afarin Mansouri, and Sofia Gubaidulina for a colourful, mesmerizing, and lushly impressionistic concert. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a chamber ensemble and repertoire rarely heard in St. John’s. ($22/$16)

Scruncheons - A New Groove

A New Groove!
Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 1:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Join the Scruncheons for an afternoon of new percussion music, featuring both world premieres and well-known compositions. Fun, fulfilling, and family-friendly! ($18/$14)

Faculty Gala
Thursday, March 2, 2023, 7:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Don't miss our most anticipated concert of the year! Always full of surprises, our Faculty Gala features performances by some of the School of Music's acclaimed faculty, staff, and students, including Jane Leibel, Bill Brennan, Meghan Herder, Mado Christie, Florian Hoefner, Julia Cass, Ursula Harrison, Mark Micklethwaite, Nathan Cook, Gregory Oh, Nulibeth Ortiz, Laura Wakeham, Christine Carter, Liza Konstantinova, Esteban Parra Campo, Ellie Steele, Gabriela Zambrano. ($22/$16)



Moments in Sonder

Moments in Sonder
Meghan Herder with Mado Christie
Thursday, January 19, 2023 7:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Sonder (n): The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. An evening of song with texts by Björk, Dr. Maya Angelou and more. ($22/$16)

Newfound Music Festival

Newfound Music Festival XX
January 26-27, 2023

Symposium: Thursday, January 26, 12pm-4pm. Suncor Energy Hall

Concert with special guest Marianne Trudel: Thursday, January 26, 7:30pm. D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Newfound XX Gala: Friday, January 27, 7:30pm, D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Newfound Music Festival, now in its 20th year, is an annual festival that invites students, alumni, and faculty to share their "Newfound ideas" with the School of Music community. The special guest for Newfound Music Festival XX will be pianist, composer, improvisor, and arranger Marianne Trudel (QC). Join us for workshops, a symposium, special guests, concerts, and a final gala performance!

Read more about our special guest, Marianne Trudel, and the schedule of events for Newfound Music Festival XX here.

*** NEW DATE***
Dance Me to Your Beauty
Duo Concertante
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 12pm
Suncor Energy Hall

Duo Concertante play the world premiere of the dramatic Sonata No 3 by German composer Stefan Heucke alongside the lyrical and vivacious Grand Duo by Schubert, the composer Heucke quotes throughout his piece. 


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