Music At Memorial 2019/20 Concert Notes

Music At Memorial Concert Notes

Trinitas Chamber Ensemble – French Impressions
Saturday September 14, 7:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
With its trademark engaging style, Trinitas Chamber Ensemble explores the vibrant and expressive voice of France in the 1920’s with trios, duos, and solos by Duruflé, Gaubert, Pierné, Poulenc, and Fauré. As always, Trinitas shares music you may not have heard before, but which they’re sure you’ll love!
Tickets $22/$16 *
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Ana-Marija Markovina – CPE Bach Lecture/Recital
Tuesday September 24, Noon, Suncor Energy Hall Hall
The wonderful world of CPE Bach featuring world renowned pianist Ana-Marija Markovina in an exciting lecture/recital.
FREE!

Leibel & Regehr – Passion and Madness
Tuesday October 08, Noon, Suncor Energy Hall
Cellist, Vernon Regehr and soprano, Jane Leibel perform Andrew Staniland’s Calamus song cycle for soprano/cello. The Calamus poems are a cluster of poems in Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. These poems are unusually personal and candid in their disclosure of love and disappointment. Staniland’s setting of these songs are a tour de force of musical contrast exploring the raw emotion of the Whitman text, oscillating manically between passion and madness.
FREE!

Wind Ensemble with Regimental Band – Melodius Thunk
Thursday October 10, 7:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
The MUN Wind Ensemble invites the Royal Newfoundland Regiment band for a shared concert, featuring David Biedenbender’s Melodious Thunk and works by Eric Whitacre, Michael Sweeney and Peter Meechan.
Tickets $18/$14 *
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Sound Symposium – Onsound
Friday October 18, 7:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
This concert features works for solo instruments and electronics by MUN faculty and alumni including Andrew Staniland, Bekah Simms, and Andrew Noseworthy. ONSOUND is an exploration of electronic music presented by the Sound Symposium Oct. 17-20.
Tickets $22/$16 *
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Karen Bulmer – Ripple Effect
Tuesday October 22, Noon, Suncor Energy Hall
Tuba player Karen Bulmer is joined by her friends Michelle Cheramy, Emily Dunsmore, Kristina Szutor, Rob Power, Bill Brennan, Andrew Staniland, and Matthew Hardy in works by Clark Ross, Gary Kulesha, Ben Miles, Roland Szentpali, and The Penguin Café Orchestra. Ripples of sound, ripples of friendship…will you catch the wave?
FREE!

Cashin/Regehr – The German Soul
Friday November 01, 7:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
Alumnus Patrick Cashin is joined by long-time collaborator Vernon Regehr in a program featuring three German immortals of the 19th Century. The dynamic spirit of Beethoven complements the metaphysical intensity of Schubert’s last and most profound piano sonata.
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Sarah Sauvé – Bach on the Brain
Tuesday November 05, Noon, Suncor Energy Hall
For this concert/lecture, music scientist Dr. Sarah Sauvé teams up with Duo Concertante to introduce you to the science behind the music we listen to. Using many musical examples, Dr. Sauvé will explore how perception governs the rules of music, how these rules have not changed over time, and how our musical expectations affect how we listen.
FREE!

Scruncheons – Hitting the Mark
Saturday November 09, 1:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
Under the direction of Bill Brennan, The Scrucheons Percussion Ensemble presents a concert of works written for all things you hit. Get ready for a program with an array of pieces that celebrate the magic of percussion, and maybe even the kitchen sink.
Tickets $18/$14 *
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Irene Oore and Dani Oore – Genocide and Improvisation: Listener and Teller
Tuesday November 12, Noon, Suncor Energy Hall
This event explores elements of Irene Oore’s book “The Listener: In the Shadow of the Holocaust,” from which she and son Dani will read, perform soundscapes, original compositions, and improvisations.
FREE!

Maureen Volk – Virtuosi!
Saturday November 16, 7:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
Maureen Volk plays works by virtuoso pianist-composers Mozart, Liszt and Rachmaninoff.
Tickets $22/$16 *
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Jazz Ensemble – Una Mas
Sunday November 17, 1:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
The MUN Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Florian Hoefner will present an afternoon of Afro-Latin Jazz with music by some of the most revered composers and arrangers of the genre.
Tickets $18/$14 *
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Wind Ensemble with special guests Florian Hoefner, Andrew Staniland, and the Holy Heart High School Concert Band
Thursday November 21, 7:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
The MUN Wind Ensemble and special guests bring a concert of music that celebrates the natural elements of earth and water. Pieces on the program include Alex Shapiro’s Beneath, Samuel Hazo’s Perthshire Majesty, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Songs and John Mackey’s Undertow.
Tickets $18/$14 *
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Chamber Orchestra – Concerto-Palooza
Saturday November 23, 1:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall)
The MUN Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Vernon Regehr present two exquisite works featuring School of Music Concerto Competition winners. Matthew Hardy performs Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s Double Bass concerto followed by Daniel Fuchs’ rendition of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. The program is rounded out with other classical era gems by Haydn and J.C. Bach to complete an afternoon of beautiful music.
Tickets $18/$14 *
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Choral Concert – PAX Choral Christmas
Sunday November 24, 1:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
Some of the finest works from the festive choral literature by Bach, Handel, Britten, Ferguson, Fraser, and the premiere performance of Mellisa Hui’s PAX. You will leave feeling the joy and renewal of the holiday season. Featuring guests Alan Klaus (trumpet) and Sarah Veber (harp).
Tickets $18/$14 *
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Carter - Iris Trio – Bird Island
Saturday November 30, 7:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
The Iris Trio (Christine Carter, Molly Carr and Anna Petrova) returns to St. John’s for the final stop on their Canadian CD release tour. Here they will premiere Florian Hoefner’s “Bird Island Suite,” in collaboration with Giller Poetry Prize winner, Don McKay. Other repertoire will include selections from Max Bruch’s autumnal “Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano” and a sneak peek from their debut album.
Tickets $22/$16 *
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Chamber Music Showcase
Sunday December 01, 1:30 pm, Suncor Energy Hall
School of Music graduate and undergraduate students show off their collaborative skills performing in small, conductorless ensembles in a program sure to provide something for everyone. Check out Music at Memorial’s website and Facebook page for concert details in late November.
Tickets $18/$14 *
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*$5 for Children 12 and Under

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