Wednesday Noon Hours

Wednesday Noon Hours

Sept 20, Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21| 12 PM

Barnett Hall, UBC School of Music


Wednesday September 27- Standing Wave

20th C Remix
Debussy arr. Nobles Des pieds sur la neige
Messiaen arr. Butler Le Merle Noir
Jared Miller based on John Adams’ Guilty Pleasures
New work by Cameron Wilson and more

Wednesday October 4-  Anna Magdalena Kokits

Anna Magdalena Kokits was born in Vienna in 1988. She received her first piano tuition at the age of four, and only a few years later found her ideal teacher and mentor in Alejandro Geberovich (*Buenos Aires, 1948), with whom she went on to complete her studies at the Vienna Conservatorium Private University in 2013.

Wednesday October 11-“Sanglots” Chansons of love and loss

J. Patrick Raftery tenor 
Terence Dawson piano 
Featuring works of Bizet, Fauré,
Duparc, Prévost and Poulenc

Wednesday October 18- Celebration of music by mostly women composers

Wednesday October 25- Paul Keeling Quintet

Wednesday November 1- Tom Keenlyside Quartet

The Tom Keenlyside Quintet:
– Recorded at Chick Corea’s studio in L.A., “Returning,” 1980.
– Toured Canada and played nightly concerts.
– Recorded several national shows for C.B.C. “Jazz Radio Canada,” featuring original compositions by Tom Keenlyside.
– Recorded for French Radio C.B.C.
– Radio air play throughout the U.S. and Canada.

 Wednesday November 8- Dazzling Virtuosic Transcriptions

Oleg Pokhanovski violin
Scott Meek piano
Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Glazunov, Schumann, Walton, Paganini and Ravel

 Wednesday November 15- Skyros Quartet

The Skyros Quartet has performed extensively, traveling around Asia and North America. In their hometown of Seattle, the quartet has concertized at Benaroya Hall as part of the Seattle Chamber Music Society, has been featured artists numerous times at Resonance at Soma Towers, and are seen in frequent performance around the Puget Sound region. They have been heard at the Aspen Music Festival and School (Aspen, Colorado) and the Sunflower Music Festival (Topeka, Kansas). In 2014, Skyros was invited to Ontario, Canada, where they were guest artists at QuartetFest 2014 at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario) and performed at the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society (Ontario, Canada).

 Nov 22-  Winner of the Eckhardt-Gramatte Competition

Alexandra Smither soprano
Pierre André Doucet piano
Lizée Malfunctionleider
Other works TBA

Jan 17-  Duo Concertante

Canada’s premiere violin and piano ensemble, Duo Concertante, are partners in music and in life. Their name, Duo Concertante, was taken from the inscription over Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata which reads, “in stilo molto concertante,” implying that the two performers must be equal and dynamic voices. This notion defines Duo Concertante’s artistic relationship. The “Kreutzer” sonata was the first piece the duo played when, in 1997, they burst into the performance world like “two packages of musical dynamite” (Halifax Chronicle-Herald).

Jan 24-  Beth Orson, Alex Morris, Julia Lockhart, Andrew Mee, Bogdan Dulu

Beth Orson oboe
Alex Morris clarinet
Julia Lockhart bassoon
Andrew Mee horn
Bogdan Dulu piano
Douglas Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
Mozart Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K.452

Jan 31- Music for clarinet and whimsical sounds

Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet
Keith Hamel electronics

Keith Hamel Traces for Bb Clarinet and Interactive Electronics
Steve Reich New York Counterpoint for clarinet and pre-recorded tape
Saül Gomez Aphocryphos for clarinet and (fantastical) sounds (World Premiere)

Feb 7- Robert Cohen, cello and Patricia Tao, piano

Bloch From Jewish Life
Pärt Fratres for cello and piano
Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40

Feb 14- David Gillham, Eric Wilson, Richard Mingus, Julia Chien, Corey Hamm

David Gillham violin; Eric Wilson cello; Richard Mingus horn; Julia Chien percussion; Corey Hamm piano
Chatman Pender Harbour Suite for violin, piano and cello
Bolcom Dark Music, duo for cello and tympani
Amram Three Songs for Marlboro for horn and cello
Golijov Mariel for cello and marimba

Feb 28- Robert Silverman, piano

In a career spanning more than five decades, Robert Silverman has climbed every peak of serious pianism: lauded performances of the complete sonata cycles by Beethoven and Mozart; concerts in prestigious halls across the globe; orchestral appearances with many of the world’s greatest conductors; and award-winning recordings distributed internationally.

Recognized as one of Canada’s premiere pianists, Robert Silverman has reached a level of musical and technical authority that can only be accomplished after years of deep commitment to the instrument and its vast literature. Many aspects of Silverman’s playing are frequently noted: a polished technique, an extraordinary range of tonal palette, an uncanny ability to sing his way into the heart of a phrase, and probing interpretations of the most complex works in the repertoire.

March 7- The Last Rose of Summer

Debi Wong voice
Otto Tolonen guitar
Mikko Ikäheimo lute
Texts by William Shakespeare with contemporary music of Hans Werner Henze and historical music of Dowland, Campion and Johnson

March 14- Enrico Elisi

Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Enrico Elisi has been hailed for his mastery of elegance, refinement, and fantasy (La Nueva España). He regularly performs to acclaim throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia and his interpretations reveal “remarkable sensitivity, imagination and polish,” (Baltimore Sun).

March 21- The Gift of Music

 Chloe Meyers violin; Natalie Mackie viola da gamba
Alexander Weimann harpsichord

Muffat Passacaglia
Erlebach Sonata in E minor
Bach Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014
Bach Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV 971
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