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Concerts at McMaster 2019-2020

The School of The Arts is pleased to announce its line of performers for the Concerts at McMaster 2019-2020 Series.

Shoshana Telner, piano

 

Pianist Shoshana Telner performs Grammy Award winning composer John Corigliano’s Etude Fantasy and Franz Liszt’s Piano Sonata, two exciting and profound works covering all 88 keys.

 

 


When:
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Where:
Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: This event has concluded.

 

Woolhouse Piano Works 2 and Friends

 

A recital of recently composed solos and duos by pianist and composer Matthew Woolhouse (Associate Professor, McMaster University). Featuring the artistry of musical friends from across the McMaster campus, including Lara Housez (soprano), Mike Noseworthy (guitar), Lizuarte De Sousa (saxophone), and Like Schutz (marimba).

 


When:
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Where:
Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: This event has concluded.

 

Valerie Tryon in Concert

The School of The Arts is pleased to welcome Valerie Tryon as she returns to McMaster University for another highly anticipated performance! Acclaimed pianist Valerie Tryon was one of the youngest students admitted to the Royal Academy of Music. Tryon’s repertoire ranges from Bach to contemporary composers; it includes more than sixty concertos and a vast amount of chamber music. Among British composers, both Alun Hoddinott and John McCabe have dedicated works to her. She is well known for her sensitive interpretations of the romantics, particularly Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninov.

Originally from the U.K., Tyron has many ties to McMaster University. In 1980, she was named McMaster’s first artist-in-residence and was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the university in 2006. Her achievements reach far beyond the university community. In 2018, she was awarded the Order of Canada, in recognition of her internationally-celebrated career as a pianist and her extensive contributions as an educator and builder of classical music culture.

A partnership between The Socrates Project, the School of the Arts and McMaster University Library


When:
Sunday, October 27th, 2019 – 2:00 PM
Where:
Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: This event has concluded.

 

 

Jurecka Jazz Trio

The Drew Jurecka Trio consists of Drew Jurecka on violin, Adrean Farrugia on piano, and Clark Johnston on bass.

Drew has played, written or arranged on more than 150 records, including several JUNO winning and Grammy nominated albums. Drew has toured internationally as a sideman and with his own projects. He spent five years on the road with Jeff Healey, and now plays as part of Jill Barber’s regular band. He is also a faculty member at Humber College. Drew has played, written or arranged on more than 150 records, including several JUNO winning and Grammy nominated albums. Drew has toured internationally as a sideman and with his own projects. He spent five years on the road with Jeff Healey, and now plays as part of Jill Barber’s regular band. He is also a faculty member at Humber College.


When:
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Where:
Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: This event has concluded.

 

Kronos Quartet: Sun Rings

One of North America’s most acclaimed string quartets presents its multi-disciplinary masterpiece, Sun Rings. Commissioned by NASA, the music for string quartet and chorus composed by Terry Riley draws from sounds from space and is accompanied by visual design by Willie Williams.

Performances will include the participation of McMaster University and Women’s Choirs.

For 45 years, San Francisco’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet and its non-profit Kronos Performing Arts Association have reimagined and redefined the string quartet experience through thousands of concerts, over 60 recordings and collaborations with composers and performers from around the globe, and more than 1,000 commissioned works and education programs for emerging musicians.

Presented by The Socrates Project, the School of the Arts and Faculty of Science

When: Saturday, November 9th, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 10th, 2019 – 2:00 PM
Where: Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: General Admission $15 | Students $5. Click here for tickets!

 

Women on the Verge

The School of the Arts is proud to feature Women on the Verge as a free lunchtime concert event! Feature as part of the Concerts at McMaster 2019-2020 season, Women on the Verge was formed in 2016 by American soprano Emily Martin, Canadian soprano Elizabeth McDonald and Canadian pianist Kathryn Tremills. The trio is connected by the performers’ mutual desire to explore the common thread of women’s lives through the millennia, including their strengths, struggles, and collective experiences.


When:
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Where:
Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: THIS EVENT IS FREE! Click here to register.

 


The Topaz Duo


The Topaz Duo
consists of harpist Angela Schwarzkopf and flautist Kaili Maimets. Their stunning collaboration and resulting performances evoke a shared passion for flute and harp chamber music.

Angela and Kaili began playing as a duet in 2008 during their studies at the University of Toronto and have been performing together continuously since. They officially formed their duo in 2010 as a realization of their shared passion for flute and harp chamber music. Kaili and Angela bring to the Topaz Duo a committed to a high, professional level of musical interpretation, and a varied repertoire.


When:
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 – 12:30 PM
Where:
Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: THIS EVENT IS FREE! Click here to register.

 

 

TAFELMUSIK

Led by Music Director Elisa Citterio, Tafelmusik is one of the world’s leading period-instrument ensembles, performing on instruments and in styles appropriate for the era of the music. Renowned for dynamic, engaging, and soulful performances, Tafelmusik performs some 80 concerts each year for audiences across Toronto, and is Canada’s most-toured orchestra, having performed in more than 350 cities in 32 countries. The orchestra is often joined by the critically acclaimed Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and its director, Ivars Taurins.

Tafelmusik also seeks to transport audiences to the baroque and classical periods through insightful multimedia programs and adventurous cross-cultural collaborations. Their musicians share their knowledge and experience through comprehensive education and artist-training initiatives such as the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer and Winter Institutes. Tafelmusik’s recordings on the Sony, CBC Records, Analekta, and Tafelmusik Media labels have garnered ten JUNOs and numerous international recording prizes.


When:
Friday, January 31st, 2020
Where: Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: General Admission $15 | Students $5 tickets coming soon!

 

The Mike Malone Jazz Trio


The Mike Malone Jazz Trio
consists of Mike Malone, Rob Fekete, and Clark Johnston. Mike, Rob and Clark have had a long association going back to their time at Mohawk College where Rob and Clark were students and Mike was on the faculty of the music department. They have played many gigs together in quartet and quintet settings but this will be their first as a trio. All three are composers and the program will be a blend of jazz standards and original compositions by the members of the trio.


When:
Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 – 12:30 PM
Where:
Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: THIS EVENT IS FREE! Click here to register.

 

Azuline Duo


Azuline Duo
features award-winning musicians Sara Traficante (flute) and Emma Rush (guitar). This ensemble pushes the boundaries of their instruments and conventional programming with unusual and rarely heard pieces both historical and contemporary, and a dynamic onstage presence that engages the audience from the first note. On this program music by Manuel de Falla, Astor Piazzola, Maximo Diego Pujol, and others.

 


When:
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 – 12:30 PM
Where:
Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: THIS EVENT IS FREE! Click here to register.

 

 

NEXUS IN CONCERT


NEXUS
is composed by Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russell Hartenberger and Garry Kvistad. Four master percussionists internationally revered for virtuosity, innovation and extraordinary music have created repertoire ranging from novelty ragtime and haunting African rhythms through award-winning improvised film music and ground-breaking compositions. NEXUS delivers a stunningly virtuosic spectacle of sound and rhythm.

 

 

 


When:
Friday, March 6th, 2020
Where: Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: General Admission $15 | Students $5 tickets coming soon!

 

LARISSA AND ALEXEI GUELNCO IN CONCERT


Concert at McMaster
is pleased to welcome the return of the stunning husband-wife pianists Larissa and Alexei Gulenco.

Larisa Gulenco, piano, is a graduate of the Moldavian Academy of Music, the North Netherlands Conservatory, and the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, where she obtained the degree of Master of Music. Larisa has performed extensively in Moldova, Russia, Romania, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United States and is a prize winner of several piano and chamber music competitions in Moldova, Romania and Italy. Since July 2008, Larisa lives in Canada with concert pianist husband Alexei and performs in Hamilton area.

Alexei Gulenco began his piano studies at the Rachmaninov Music Lyceum in Chisinau, Moldova. He is a graduate of Moldavian Academy of Music, the Moscow State Conservatory where he studied with Valery Kastelsky, and the Royal Conservatory The Hague, with Naum Grubert as his mentor. In 2008, Mr. Gulenco obtained the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Maryland at College Park under the guidance of Larissa Dedova. A veritable titan of the keyboard, Alexei Gulenco has been a prize-winner at numerous piano competitions, including the International Rachmaninov Piano Competition in Moscow, the International Jose Iturbi Competition in Spain, the International Franz Liszt Competition in Italy, the Louisiana International Competition, and many others.


When:
Saturday, April 25th, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Where: Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Tickets: General Admission $15 | Students $5. Click here for tickets.

 

 

 

 


Directions

Click here for directions to McMaster University campus.

Once you have parked (see below), proceed on foot to the new L.R. Wilson Building located across sterling street from the student center and directly in front of the Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL). Upon entering the building, proceed to the western most location to find the concert hall.

Parking at McMaster

Please be aware that during the 2019/2020 concert season, parking at McMaster University on-campus lots can be accessed for a fee of $8.00 on weekends and on weekdays after 4p.m.

If driving, be sure to enter the University via Sterling Street. L.R. Wilson Hall directly to your left at this intersection. Enter campus through the Sterling Street entrance and turn right at the first opportunity. Follow this road into Parking Lot B. Proceed on foot along the pathway back towards L.R. Wilson Hall. The Concert Hall is located by the south entrance (sliding doors) of the Waller Lobby, L.R. Wilson Hall.

 

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