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    Featuring UVic School of Music flute students from the studio of Suzanne Snizek. Live Stream
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    The 15th annual Lafayette Health Awareness Series will take place—as a webinar—on Oct. 1. Hosted by Chancellor Shelagh Rogers and featuring a performance by UVic’s Lafayette String Quartet, guest speakers include BC Chief Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry, UVic Medical Sciences instructor Terence Tam (concertmaster of the Victoria Symphony) and Steven Taylor, author of The Psychology of Pandemics. This event is presented in partnership with UVic’s Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health. Admission is free but donations will be accepted to help establish a Lafayette Music and Health Le
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    In a concert celebrating the UVic School of Music’s 12 years as an all-Steinway school, pianist Bruce Vogt performs a dynamic program of works by Franz Liszt and Frédéric Chopin, including a waltz and six Nocturnes. Vogt will give a pre-concert talk at 1:30 PM about two titans of the piano — Chopin and Liszt — and their very different paths. Seating for the talk is limited, RSVP recommended. Please email music@uvic.ca to reserve a seat. Among the elite of Canadian pianists, Bruce Vogt is a unique and dynamic performer. He appears regularly in concert within Canada, but
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    The UVic Voice Ensemble explores music composed by historical members of the English Royal Family from Richard the Lionheart to Albert, Prince Consort. The program, along with presenter Kieran Foss, seeks to discover the humanity left behind in the works of art, and appreciate these historical figures as people rather than institutional symbols. The music, spanning approximately 850 years, switches from troubadour songs to choral mass settings to German lieder, providing an evening of tremendous variety with something for everyone. Admission by donation
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    Formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, the Viano String Quartet has already proved itself one of North America's most exciting young groups. Guest artists at the UVic School of Music, they are top prize winners in several international competitions, including the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition. The Viano Quartet are now the quartet-in-residence at the Colburn School and are performing extensively all over the globe. This program will include Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 74, No. 1 and Antonín Dvořák’s Quartet in A-flat Major, O
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    Bobby Shew is a legendary jazz educator and world-class player, whose career has spanned over 60 years. The list of artists he’s worked with is truly astounding. He played big-band jazz with Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. He led blazing horn sections behind Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Barbra Streisand, and Smokey Robinson. He performed on countless film and TV soundtracks and has garnered GRAMMY® nods for his recordings as a leader. As a leading educator and instrument designer, he continues to influence the lives of countless young players. Bobby Shew’s v
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    UVic Orion Series in Fine Arts guest artist and principal flutist with the Colorado Symphony, Brook Ferguson, will perform Philippe Gaubert’s rarely performed Flute Sonata No. 2, J.S. Bach’s Sonata in A Major, as well as Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango for flute and piano. She will be joined by Victoria-based pianist, Yoomi Kim. Hailed by the Washington Post as “brilliantly virtuosic,” flutist Ferguson is a versatile solo and orchestral artist. First prize winner of the 2009 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, Ferguson has performed as a concerto soloist with the Col
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    The UVic School of Music presents a faculty concert devoted to rare chamber music by composers Rosy Wertheim, Simon Laks, Jan Novák and Claude Arrieu. Performers include soprano Anne Grimm, flutist Suzanne Snizek, violinist Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, pianist Yoomi Kim, and School of Music student and mezzo-soprano, Alana Hayes. Admission by donation
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    Theory professor and pianist Harald Krebs brings together his love and knowledge of song repertoire in a UVic School of Music concert featuring faculty brass and a few guests—who also possess a joy for playing songs. Together they will delight audiences with their arrangements of songs by German, French, and Spanish composers. Songs normally have words, but the arrangements on this program lend the lyrical lines to the instrumentalists. The concert title is a pun on Felix Mendelssohn’s most famous song, On Wings of Song, which will open the concert. With trombonist Scott MacInnes a
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    Critically acclaimed recitalist and Steinway artist, Arthur Rowe, performs an all-Beethoven program. Works will include Beethoven’s Six Bagatelles Op. 126, Sonata in A Major, Op. 101 and Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier), widely viewed as one of the greatest piano sonatas of all time and one of the most demanding solo works in the classical piano repertoire. A recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician, Rowe has been heard regularly on radio broadcasts in Canada and the United States, and has recorded with various artists for the Crystal, ebs, Innova, GM and Fan
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    Tuba Christmas Victoria presents the 41st annual gathering of more than 100 tuba and euphonium players from across the Pacific Northwest. Tubist and University of Victoria instructor Paul Beauchesne will lead the ensemble in one of Victoria’s favourite holiday traditions. Donations will be accepted for the Times Colonist Christmas Fund, a charity that assists the people most in need in the Greater-Victoria community. Tuba Christmas dates back to 1974 where it originated in New York City. Concerts now take place in over 200 cities worldwide and this year marks the 46th year for Tub
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    UVic’s Orion Series in Fine Arts presents pianist Carl Petersson. He will perform solo works by Frédéric Chopin, Niccolò Paganini/Franz Liszt, Einar Englund, Sergei Rachmaninov, and Isaac Albéniz. Born in 1981 in Lund, Sweden, Petersson began playing the piano at age 15. With an international performance career, he has appeared at venues such as Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio, the Shanghai Oriental Art Center and the Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, New York and has collaborated with orchestras including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kraków Philharmonic and the Czech Natio
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    Expect a fun-filled evening featuring original arrangements and timeless classics performed by Vocal Jazz studio groups and combos directed by Wendell Clanton. Admission by donation
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    UVic’s contemporary music ensemble, directed by Ajtony Csaba, is dedicated to performing Canadian and international music of our time. Admission by donation
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    Join the UVic Wind Symphony, conducted by Steven Capaldo, in a program that explores the concepts of time and space, from early works written for wind band to innovative and modern pieces that push the boundaries of our expectations. The program will include works by Gordon Jacob, Julie Giroux, Peter Meechan and Katherine Bergman. The UVic Wind Symphony is recognized as one of the premier performing wind ensembles in the Pacific Northwest. The Wind Symphony regularly features student, faculty and guest solo artists, collaborates annually with the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Na
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