Winter 2024 Concert Series

Winter 2024 Concert Series

 

Our Winter 2024 Concert Series is here!

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! View the Winter 2024 Concert Series Brochure here.

 

Ticket prices: 

Mainstage Series: $26 (General)/$20 (Students & Seniors)/$5 (12 & under)

Ensemble Series: $22 (General)/$18 (Students & Seniors)/$5 (12 & under)

Noon Series: FREE

All ticket prices include fees.

 

 

 

Faculty Gala 2024

Faculty Gala
MAINSTAGE SERIES
Thursday, February 29, 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. This year's Gala will feature Jane Leibel, Vernon Regehr, Paul Transue, Alan Klaus, Dylan Maddix, Rob Power, Florian Hoefner, Christine Carter, Nancy Dahn, Nulibeth Ortiz, Rosaura Aguilar, and Ilyas Duissen. ($26/$20)

 

Dale Kavanagh - Contrasts

Contrasts
Dale Kavanagh
NOON SERIES
Tuesday, March 5, 12pm
Suncor Energy Hall

Length: 1 hour (no intermission).

Join Maritime-born international guitar virtuosa Dale Kavanagh for an afternoon of the classic pieces of her past mixed with her own electrifying compositions.  Works by Fernando Sor, Niccolo Paganini, Roland Dyens, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Michael Praetorius and Dale Kavanagh.
(FREE ADMISSION)

 

Gen X, Y, Z

Gen X,Y,Z in B,F, and G
Nancy Dahn, Vernon Regehr, Nulibeth Ortiz, Rosaura Aguilar, Laura Wakeman, Whit FitzGerald, Ilyas Duissen
MAINSTAGE SERIES
Thursday, March 7, 7:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Length: 65 minutes plus intermission.

School of Music students join forces with faculty members to collaborate on three beautiful works of chamber music for strings by Shostakovich, Telemann, and Brahms. ($26/$20)

 

Scruncheons - Rivers of Glass

Rivers of Glass
Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble
ENSEMBLE SERIES
Sunday, March 10, 1:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Length: 1 hour (no intermission).

The Scruncheons present a concert of exciting new works for percussion, featuring student soloists, new student compositions, and the Canadian premiere of Águas da Amazônia, by Philip Glass. ($22/$18)

 

Jazz Orchestra - Colours

Colours
Jazz Orchestra
ENSEMBLE SERIES
Saturday, March 16, 1:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Length: 75 minutes (no intermission).

The MUN Jazz Orchestra is going to perform a collection of classic and contemporary big band compositions and arrangements. ($22/$18)

 

Wind Ensemble - An Invitation to Dance

An Invitation to Dance
Wind Ensemble
ENSEMBLE SERIES
Sunday, March 17, 1:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Length: 90 minutes plus intermission.

The MUN Wind Ensemble dances into their last concert of the year with a concert inspired by movement. The concert will showcase the world premiere of a piece by award-winning composer Kevin Lau, as well as Óscar Navarro's II Clarinet Concerto, performed by the 2023 MUN Concerto Competition winner Gabriela Zambrano. This program will also include works by Omar Thomas, Jodie Blackshaw, Malcolm Arnold, and John Mackey. ($22/$18)

 

 

Tephra Collective
Alan Klaus, Tim Dueppen, and Alla Melnychuk

NOON SERIES
Tuesday, March 19, 12pm
Suncor Energy Hall

***Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this concert has been cancelled.***

 

 

L'Enfant et les Sortileges - March 23-24

L'enfant et les sortilèges
MUN Opera Workshop and Chamber Orchestra
ENSEMBLE SERIES
Saturday, March 23, 7:30pm and Sunday, March 24, 1:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Being a kid is hard! Join the students of MUN's Opera Workshop and Chamber Orchestra for a fun and fabulous romp through the world of a young child in this remarkable opera by Ravel. In this child's world, Chairs sing, Princesses come to life, and our Child makes sense of their world and learns compassion in the process. ($22/$18)

 

Memorial University Choirs - Winter 2024 Concert

Winter Concert
Memorial University Choirs
ENSEMBLE SERIES
Saturday, April 6, 1:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Hear the Memorial University Festival Choir and Chamber Choir perform beautiful and inspiring works for their Winter 2023 concert. ($22/$18)

 

Chamber Music Showcase - Winter 2024

Chamber Music Showcase
ENSEMBLE SERIES
Sunday, April 7, 1:30pm
Suncor Energy Hall

Length: 90 minutes (no intermission).

School of Music graduate and undergraduate students showcase their collaborative skills performing in small, conductorless ensembles in an exciting musical variety show. ($22/$18)

Winter 2024 Series Poster


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Previously in our Winter 2024 Concert Series:

 

Two Sopranos Are Better Than One
Meghan Herder, Caroline Schiller, and Mado Christie

NOON SERIES
Tuesday, February 13, 12pm
Suncor Energy Hall

Length: 1 hour (no intermission).

***Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this concert has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for a possible new date.***

 

 

 

Duo Concertante - Yearning for Spring

Yearning for Spring
Duo Concertante
NOON SERIES
Tuesday, February 6, 12pm
Suncor Energy Hall

Length: 1 hour (no intermission).

Duo Concertante explore the eternal theme of awakening to spring through music and love, with a program of Beethoven, Brahms, and Kelly-Marie Murphy.
(FREE ADMISSION)

 

 

Newfound Music Festival XXI

Newfound Music Festival XXI
Wednesday, January 31 – Friday, February 2

Symposium: Thursday, February 1, 12pm-4pm. Suncor Energy Hall (FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Mainstage Concert with special guest Leslie Dala: Thursday, February 1, 7:30pm. D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Newfound XXI Gala: Friday, February 2, 7:30pm, D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Newfound Music Festival, now in its 21st 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 XXI will be conductor and pianist Leslie Dala (BC).  Join us for workshops, a symposium, special guests, concerts, and a final gala performance! Visit our Newfound Music Festival page for more details about our guest artist and the full schedule of events.

Magdalena Von Eccher

Magdalena von Eccher
MAINSTAGE SERIES
Thursday, January 25, 7:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Length: 75 minutes plus intermission.

Canadian pianist Magdalena von Eccher presents a program of works by Rameau, Mozart, Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann, Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Chopin. ($26/$20)

Tiago Delgado and Stella Hui - Fantasia Sul America

Fantasia Sul América
Tiago Delgado and Stella Hui
NOON SERIES
Tuesday, January 23, 12pm
Suncor Energy Hall

Length: 1 hour (no intermission).

This concert presents Afro-Brazilian-based music rhythms/dances such as baião, maxixe, frevo, Latin waltz, and choro written for clarinet and piano. Additionally, works by Villani-Cortes describe (as sound image) childhood experiences.
(FREE ADMISSION)