Music At Memorial 2019/20 Concert Notes

Music At Memorial Concert Notes

Bach in Motion with Duo Concertante
Friday, January 10 7:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
See and hear the beauty of J. S. Bach’s music with Duo
Concertante in a special performance of all six glorious sonatas for
violin and keyboard. Featuring guest choreographer Nicola Hawkins
and members of the Kittiwake Dance Theatre joining Duo for the final
sonata. Tickets $22/$16.*
Tickets $22/$16 *

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Quiet City with the Watershed Ensemble

***CANCELLED***

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Women of Winds
Tuesday, January 21 Noon, Suncor Energy Hall Hall
Memorial faculty members Christine Carter (clarinet), Michelle Cheramy (flute)
and Kristina Szutor (piano) join forces with NSO and community
colleagues Annie Corrigan (oboe), Emily Dunsmore (french horn)
and Nicole Hand (bassoon) for the first ever Music@Memorial
woodwind quintet concert. Featuring iconic quintets by Samuel
Barber, Gyorgy Liget and the sextet for winds and piano by Francis
Poulenc. FREE!

NewFound Music Festival XVII
The seventeenth edition of the NewFound Music
Festival brings fresh new compositions, scholarly presentations, and
spectacular performances of modern music by students, faculty and
guest artists. Featured ‘Improviser in Residence’ and post-doctoral
fellow Daniel Oore leads the way with exciting solo performances
and collaborations throughout the Festival.

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I Came Here As A Stranger; As A Stranger I Depart
Saturday, February 8 7:30pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
Tenor E. Mark Murphy and pianist Eldon Murray present Schubert’s
iconic song cycle, Winterreise, tracing the stark psychological
journey of its solitary protagonist. Performed in German with English
surtitles. Tickets $22/$16.*

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Faculty Gala
Thursday, February 27 7:30pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
Featuring performances by some of the School of Music’s most venerated
professors and talented students, the Faculty Gala kicks off audition
weekend at Memorial in style. Hosted by dean Ian Sutherland and
infused with the comedic stylings of “Joltin’ Joe” Argentino, this
event has become one of the most popular concerts on the Music@
Memorial calendar. Tickets $22/$16.*

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Winter in June with the Florian Hoefner Trio
Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
Florian Hoefner (piano) presents music from his newly released
trio album “Winter in June” available now on Alma records. The
program features both arrangements of folk songs from around the
world, and a number of new Hoefner original compositions. The trio
includes Juno award-winning bass player, Andrew Downing, and
Nick Fraser on drums. Tickets $22/$16.*

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A Splash of Brass with Sistema
Tuesday, March 10, Noon, Suncor Energy Hall
Sistema New Brunswick teaching artists join MUN School of Music
faculty and students to present varied chamber repertoire from trios
to full brass ensemble with percussion. Featuring Conor Conway and
Alan Klaus (trumpet), Jonathan Astley and Emily Dunsmore (french
horn), Kim Conway (trombone), Karen Bulmer (tuba), Rob Power
(percussion), plus many more! FREE!

Portraits of Ravel with Vernon Regehr and Duo Concertante
Friday, March 13, 7:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
Duo Concertante - Nancy Dahn (violin) and
Tim Steeves (piano) team up with cellist Vernon Regehr in a celebration
of chamber works by French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937).
The program consists of Ravel’s sonata for violin, the piano trio and his
enigmatic duo for violin and cello. Tickets $22/$16.*

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Big Boom Bam with the Scruncheons
Sunday, March 15 1:30pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
The Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble dig out some of the gold
nuggets of the percussion canon with works by composers including
Alexander Lepak, Christopher Rouse and Minoru Miki. You literally never
know what you will hear when you attend a Scruncheons concert!
Tickets $18/$14.*

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The Sky Remains with the Wind Ensemble 
Saturday, March 21, 1:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
Join the MUN Wind Ensemble for a concert of music that celebrates
the sky and the world beyond. Pieces on the program include Tom
Davoren’s Stillness and Julie Giroux’s Celestial Seas. This concert also
features Concerto Competition winner Erin Sullivan, performing Bert
Appermont’s Colours for solo trombone and wind ensemble. Tickets
$18/$14.*

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Symphonic Grandeur with MUN Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, March 22, 1:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
Under the direction of Vernon Regehr, the MUN
Symphony Orchestra performs Johannes Brahms Symphony Number
2 in D major. The program also includes Polish 20th Century composer
Witold Lutoslawski’s Little Suite. Tickets $18/$14.*

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Jazz Now with the Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, March 28, 1:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
The MUN Jazz Ensemble welcomes special guest, composer and alto
saxophonist, Remy LeBoeuf from New York City. As featured soloist,
Remy will contribute a number of his compositions and arrangements
to the program. The repertoire will be completed by other
contemporary big band compositions. Don’t miss this opportunity to
hear one of the most exciting new voices of contemporary jazz in
concert with the band. Tickets $18/$14.*

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Choral Baroque with MUN Choirs
Sunday, March 29, 1:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
Memorial University Festival and Chamber Choirs dedicate their term
end concert to the choral excellence of the Baroque era including
selections from Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s Matthew’s Passion, Pergolesi’s
masterpiece Stabat Mater and other amazing compositions! Tickets
$18/$14.*

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Hansel and Gretel and La Serva Padrona
Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 7:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
The MUN Opera Workshop performs two fully staged one-act adaptations of classic
operas. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, La Serva Padrona is a
story of love across class lines. Composed by Giovanni Pergolesi
and first performed in 1733, Padrona is of the Opera Buffa genre.
Based on the famous Grimm brothers fairy tale, the opera Hansel
and Gretel was penned by nineteenth-century composer Engelbert
Humperdinck and is known for its folk-music inspired themes. Opera
Workshop performs a one-act English language version of the opera,
adapted by the Victoria Opera in Melbourne. Tickets $18/$14.*

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Chamber Music Spring Showcase
Sunday, April 5, 1:30 pm, DF Cook Recital Hall
A smorgasbord of student chamber ensemble excellence. Come
and be delightfully surprised by these small, conductorless ensembles.
Tickets $18/$14.*

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*$5 for Children 12 and Under

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