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Upcoming Concerts

Fall term concert
8:00 pm – Thursday November 30, 2017
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Program TBA

Past Concerts

Russian Romantics
8:00 pm – Thursday, March 30, 2017
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Featuring
George Fan, saxophone
a winner of the 2016 Concerto and Aria Competition

Ben Bolt-Martin, conductor

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Capriccio Italien

Alexander Glazunov

Saxophone Concerto

Gabriel Fauré

Sicilienne

Antonín Dvořák

Slavonic Dances, 1 & 8


Daniel Warren, conductor

Alexander Borodin

Symphony No. 2

Jacques Ibert

Concertino da camera for saxophone

Gustav Mahler

“Sehr gesangvoll” from Symphony No. 1


Farewell, Maestro
8:00 pm – Thursday, December 1, 2016
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Featuring
Fred Xu, violin
a winner of the 2016 Concerto and Aria Competition

W. A. Mozart

Overture to the Magic Flute

Max Bruch

Violin Concerto No. 1

Béla Bartók

Suite No. 1, III, V

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 3


Summer Chamber Music
8:00 pm – Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Music Room, KWCMS
57 Young Street West, Waterloo

Summer Concert
7:00 pm – Thursday, July 14, 2016
Great Hall, Student Life Centre
University of Waterloo

Copland

Fanfare for the Common Man

Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov

Night on Bald Mountain

Brahms

Serenade No. 1: Scherzo

Rimsky-Korsakov

Capriccio Espagnol IV & V

Dvorak

Serenade for Strings

Beethoven

Symphony No. 2: II. Larghetto & IV. Allegro molto

Khachaturian

Sabre Dance


The Emperor Dances
8:00 pm – Thursday, March 31, 2016
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo
Featuring
Kara Sojung Park, piano
Winner of the 2016 Concerto and Aria Competition

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Symphonic Dances, op. 45

Samuel Barber

Adagio for Strings

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Introduction and Wedding Procession from The Golden Cockerel


Love and Death
8:00 pm – Thursday, December 3, 2015
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Georges Bizet

Selections from Carmen Suites 1 and 2

Édouard Lalo

Overture to Le Roi d'Ys

Hector Berlioz

Symphonie Fantastique


Summer Chamber Music
8:00 pm – Thursday, July 23, 2015
The Music Room, KWCMS
57 Young Street West, Waterloo

Spring Concert
8:00 pm – Thursday, April 2, 2015
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony no. 6, "Pastoral"

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Russian Easter Festival Overture

Alexander Borodin

Polovtsian Dances

Bach-Stokowski

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor

Carmen J. Gassi

Temple Drum


10th Anniversary Concert
8:00 pm – Thursday, November 27, 2014
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo
With guest artist Wallace Wu, violin

W.A. Mozart

Overture to The Impresario

Johannes Brahms

Violin Concerto

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Romeo & Juliet overture-fantasy

Arturo Márquez

Danzón No. 2

Jean Sibelius

Finlandia


Summer Chamber Music
8:00 pm – Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Music Room
57 Young Street West, Waterloo

From the New World
8:00 pm – Thursday, April 3, 2014
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo
Featuring
Jennifer Roloff, oboe
Winner of the 2014 Concerto and Aria Competition

Samuel Barber

First Essay for Orchestra

Richard Strauss

Oboe Concerto

Antonín Dvořák

New World Symphony (No. 9)


Brahms and the Lieutenant
8:00 pm – Thursday, November 28, 2013
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 1

Sergei Prokofiev

Suite from Lieutenant Kijé

Antonín Dvořák

Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2


Arabian Nights
8:00 pm – Thursday, April 4, 2013
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Scheherazade

W.A. Mozart

Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio

Aaron Copland

El Salón México

G.F. Handel

Concerto Grosso in G, Op. 6, No. 1


The Russians are Coming!
8:00 pm – Thursday, November 29, 2012
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo
Featuring
Nat Leung, piano
1st prize winner of the 2012 Concerto and Aria Competition

Joseph Haydn

Symphony No.99

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1812 Overture


Summer Chamber Music
8:00 pm – Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Music Room
57 Young Street West, Waterloo

Frédéric Chopin

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op.3

  • Qu Chen – cello
  • Nat Leung – piano

W.A. Mozart

Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano ("Kegelstatt")

  • Matt Donnelly – clarinet
  • Alex Clark – viola
  • Laura McGuire – piano

Astor Piazzolla

Primavera porteño

  • Wallace Wu – violin
  • Bryan Lu – cello
  • Jihye Lee – piano

Frances Poulenc

Sonata for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

  • Sifan Jia – horn
  • Xin (Golson) Xie – trumpet
  • Joey Tseng – trombone

Sergei Rachmaninov

Piano Trio No.1 ("Élégiaque")

  • Wallace Wu – violin
  • Bryan Lu – cello
  • Jihye Lee – piano

Dmitri Shostakovich

String Quartet No.1

  • Jenna Sabolsky, Lucy Tong – violins
  • Victoria de Pencier – viola
  • Qu Chen – cello

Nuages
8:00 pm – Thursday, March 29, 2012
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo
Featuring
Andrew Song, violin
1st prize winner of the 2012 Concerto and Aria Competition

Claude Debussy

Nocturnes:I. Nuages
II. Fêtes

Henri Wieniawski

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

Robert Schumann

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120


All the Stops
8:00 pm – Thursday, December 1, 2011
First United Church
16 William Street West, Waterloo
Tickets $10, students/seniors $5

Featuring
University of Waterloo Chamber Choir
Leonard Enns, Director
and
Ian Sadler, Organ

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Franz Schubert

Mass No. 2 in G

Camille Saint-Saëns

Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

orchestra@uwaterloo gratefully acknowledges financial support from:



Summer Chamber Music
8:00 pm – Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Music Room
57 Young Street West, Waterloo

J.S. Bach

Concerto for two Violins

  • Eura Cho, Annie Cho – violins
  • Rose Jin – piano

Gioacchino Rossini

String Sonata No.1 in G

  • Jeremy Trainor, Jian Xiang (Ken) Long – violins
  • Qu Chen – cello
  • Matt Donnelly – bass

Halsey Stevens

Sonatina for Tuba and Piano (1st and 2nd movements)

  • Daniel Roche – tuba
  • Andrew Weng – piano

Tyler Capp

Jig

  • Daniel Roche – tuba
  • Andrew Weng – piano

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano

  • Qu Chen – cello
  • Nat Leung – piano

Matt Donnelly

Snow

  • Matt Donnelly – piano

Antonín Dvořák

String Quartet No. 12 in F "American" (1st and 2nd movements)

  • Andrew Song, Tracy Xiong – violins
  • Wallace Wu – viola
  • Calvin Ng – cello

Light Classics
7:00 pm – Thursday, July 14, 2011
Luther Village on the Park
Waterloo, ON

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Four Violins in E minor

  • Jian Xiang (Ken) Long, Annie Cho, Simon Chen,
    Mitchell Sinclair – solo violins

Alexander Borodin

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 9 in C "The Great". I.

Siegfried Fink

Ritmo for Percussion Ensemble

  • Dmitry Blotsky, Gregory Dickson, Simon Jarvis,
    Rose Jin, Christopher Snow, Erna Van Daele,
    Andrew Weng

Felix Mendelssohn

Incidental Music from A Midsummer Night's Dream:

  • 1. Scherzo
  • 2. Nocturne
  • 3. Intermezzo
  • 4. Wedding March

Jupiter & Co.
8:00 pm – Thursday, March 31, 2011
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Richard Wagner

Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Antonín Dvořák

The Wild Dove, Op. 110

Béla Bartók

Two Pictures, Op. 10:

  • II. Village Dance

W.A. Mozart

Symphony 41 in C, K.551 "Jupiter"


Three Edwards
8:00 pm – Thursday, December 2, 2010
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Featuring
Edward Cho, cello and piano
2nd prize winner in the 2010 Concerto and Aria Competition

Boyd McDonald

Borders with Shadows

Edward Elgar

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85:

  • III. Adagio
  • IV. Allegro, ma non troppo

Johannes Brahms

Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a

Edvard Grieg

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16:

  • I. Allegro molto moderato

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet Suite, Op. 66A:

  • The Lilac Fairy
  • Panorama
  • Waltz

orchestra 101 at uwaterloo
3-4 pm – Saturday, September 25, 2010
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Rach 2
8:00 pm – Thursday, April 1, 2010
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Featuring
Taylor Cao, piano
1st prize winner of the 2010 Concerto and Aria Competition

Samuel Barber

Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17

Sergei Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 4, Op. 98


Fifth Anniversary Concert
8:00 pm – Thursday, December 3, 2009
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Peter Hatch

Madigan

Maurice Ravel

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Ludwig van Beethoven

Egmont Overture

Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10


Summer Chamber Music
8:00 pm – Thursday, July 25, 2009
The Music Room
57 Young Street West, Waterloo

Richard Strauss

Duet-Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano

  • Jeffrey Quilliam – clarinet
  • Thomas Stoll – bassoon
  • Chi-Ming Shui – piano

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

String Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 11

  • Jonathan Au, Andrew Song – violins
  • Ruth Urner – viola
  • Calvin Ng – cello

Johannes Brahms

Trio in A minor for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op. 114

  • Jeffrey Quilliam – clarient
  • Tom Lee – cello
  • Andrew Weng – piano

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Fantasia Concertante for Piano, Clarinet & Bassoon

  • Jeffrey Quilliam – clarinet
  • Thomas Stoll – bassoon
  • Chi-Ming Shui – piano

1-2 pm – Thursday, July 16, 2009
Student Life Centre Great Hall
University of Waterloo

Georges Bizet

L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1: I. Prelude

W.A. Mozart

Serenade in D "Serenata notturna": III. Rondo

  • Gareth Mcleod, Jonathan Au– violins
  • Ruth Urner – viola
  • Tom Lee – cello
  • Jeff Moote – bass

Richard Wagner

Rienzi Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92: II. Allegretto

Antonín Dvořák

Serenade, Op. 44: IV. Finale

Gioacchino Rossini

Overture to William Tell


7:00 pm – Thursday, July 16, 2009
Luther Village on the Park
Waterloo, ON

Georges Bizet

L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1: I. Prelude

W.A. Mozart

Serenade in D "Serenata notturna": III. Rondo

  • Gareth Mcleod, Jonathan Au– violins
  • Ruth Urner – viola
  • Tom Lee – cello
  • Jeff Moote – bass

Antonín Dvořák

Serenade, Op. 44: IV. Finale

Richard Wagner

Rienzi Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92:

  • II. Allegretto
  • III. Presto

Gioacchino Rossini

Overture to William Tell


Nicolai, Dmitri, Pyotr and Felix
8:00 pm – Thursday, April 2, 2009
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Dmitri Shostakovich

Festive Overture

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Russian Easter Overture

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Capriccio Italien

Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish")


Alexander to Zoltan: Music of 3 Centuries
8:00 pm – Thursday, November 20, 2008
Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
University of Waterloo

Featuring
Martin Walker, flute
Winner of the 2008 Concerto and Aria Competition

W.A Mozart

Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major

Alexander Borodin

Symphony No. 2 in B minor

Zoltán Kodály

Dances of Galanta


An Evening of Chamber Music
with
members of orchestra@uwaterloo and friends

8:00 pm – Monday, July 28, 2008
The Music Room
57 Young Street West, Waterloo

Claude Debussy
(arr. Howard A. Cohen)

Arabesques I and II

  • Jerry Johns – flute
  • Michelle Kiyoun Park – flute
  • Erin Bedford – flute
  • Ivan Man Kit Cheung – flute

Franz Liszt

Transcendantal Etude No. 12 in B♭ minor (Chasse-neige)

  • Renee Kruisselbrink – piano

    Alberto Ginastera

    Danzas Argentinas, 3 pieces for Piano, Op. 2

    • Renee Kruisselbrink – piano

    César Franck

    Sonata for Violin and Piano in A

    • Wallace Wu – violin
    • Olena Klyucharova – piano

    Antonio Salieri

    Concerto in C for Flute, Oboe, and Orchestra

    • Krystal Guo – flute
    • Noam Postavsky – oboe
    • Peter Gibbs – piano

    Johannes Brahms

    Sonata in E♭ major for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 2

    • Jeffrey Quilliam – clarinet
    • Syd Bulman-Fleming – piano

    Free Noon-Hour Concert
    12-1 pm – Thursday, July 17, 2008
    Student Life Centre
    University of Waterloo

    Edward Elgar

    Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1

    Robert Schumann

    Manfred Overture

    W.A. Mozart

    Divertimento in D, K136:

    • I. Allegro

    Johannes Brahms

    Serenade No. 2:

    • I. Allegro moderato

    Johann Strauss

    Overture to Die Fledermaus

    Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No. 5 "Reformation":

    • V. Choral

    Johannes Brahms
    (arr. Schmeling)

    Hungarian Dance No. 5


    Heroes and Villains
    8:00 pm – Thursday, April 3, 2008
    Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
    University of Waterloo

    Featuring
    Taylor Wang, piano
    Winner of the 2008 Concerto and Aria Competition

    Paul Dukas

    Fanfare to La Péri

    Richard Strauss

    Serenade for Winds in E♭, Op. 7

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Overture to Nabucco

    Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Concerto No. 2

    • I. Maestoso

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.3 "Eroica"


    Vive la France!
    8:00 pm – Thursday, November 29, 2007
    Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
    University of Waterloo

    Claude Debussy

    Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

    Carol Ann Weaver

    Water (Premiere)

    Camille Saint-Saëns

    Danse Macabre

    César Franck

    Symphony in D minor


    Noon-Hour Concert
    12-1 pm – Monday, July 12, 2007
    Davis Center Great Hall
    57 Young Street West, Waterloo

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Overture to La Forza del destino

    W.A. Mozart

    Overture to the Magic Flute

    J.S. Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (1st mvt.)

    Alexander Borodin

    Symphony No. 2 (3rd mvt.)

    Johann Strauss Jr.

    Gypsy Baron Overture

    Kurt Weill

    Excerpts from Little Threepenny Music

    Johann Strauss Sr.

    Radetzky March


    7:00 pm – Thursday, July 12, 2007
    Luther Village on the Park
    Waterloo, ON

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Overture to La Forza del destino

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale" (mvts. 4 & 5)

    J.S. Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (1st mvt.)

    Johann Strauss Jr.

    Gypsy Baron Overture

    W.A. Mozart

    Overture to the Magic Flute

    Alexander Borodin

    Symphony No. 2 (3rd mvt.)

    Kurt Weill

    Excerpts from Little Threepenny Music

    Johann Strauss Sr.

    Radetzky March


    Chamber Music by orchestra@uwaterloo
    8:00 pm – Monday, July 21, 2007
    The Music Room
    57 Young Street West, Waterloo

    W.A. Mozart

    Quartet for Flute and Strings, K285

    Franz Schubert

    Trout Quintet (mvts. 1,4,5)

    Dmitri Shostakovich

    Violin Duets (3)

    Franz Doppler

    Andante and Rondo for 2 Flutes and Piano

    J.S. Bach

    Concerto for Oboe and Violin (mvt. 2)


    In D
    8:00 pm – Thursday, March 22, 2007
    Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
    University of Waterloo

    Featuring
    Wallace Wu, violin
    Winner of the 2006 Concerto Competition

    Felix Mendelssohn

    Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto in D

    Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No. 2 in D


    Au revoir, Mozart!
    8:00 pm – Thursday, November 30, 2006
    Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
    University of Waterloo

    Featuring
    Jeffrey Quilliam, clarinet
    Winner in the 2006 Concerto Competition

    Arthur Bliss

    Fanfare: For the Lord Mayor of London

    Johannes Brahms

    Tragic Overture

    W.A. Mozart

    Concerto for Clarinet in A major

    Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 8 in G major


    Chamber Music by orchestra@uwaterloo
    8:00 pm – Monday, July 24, 2006
    The Music Room
    57 Young Street West, Waterloo

    Dmitri Shostakovich

    String Quartet No. 8

    Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Quintet

    Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring


    Crossing Borders
    8:00 pm – Thursday, March 23, 2006
    Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
    University of Waterloo

    Featuring
    Alan Li, piano
    Winner of the 2006 Concerto Competition

    Frédéric Chopin

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E

    Boyd McDonald

    Borders with Shadows

    Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo & Juliet:


    First Anniversary Concert
    8:00 pm – Thursday, December 1, 2005
    Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
    University of Waterloo

    With guest artists:
    Romy Shioda, Violin   Hector Vasquez, Cello   Boyd McDonald, Piano

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Overture No. 3

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Triple Concerto, Op. 56

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64


    6:15 pm – Friday, July 1, 2005
    University of Waterloo's Canada Day Celebrations
    Columbia Lake Fields on Columbia Stree West
    Waterloo, ON

    Leonard Bernstein

    Overture to Candide

    Franz Schubert

    Rosamunde Overture

    Georges Bizet

    Carmen Suite No. 1

    Leroy Anderson

    The Waltzing Cat

    Johann Strauss

    Blue Danube Waltz

    Jerry Bock, arr.
    Felton Rapley

    Fiddler on the Roof

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67:

    • IV. Allegro

    8:00 pm – Thursday, March 31, 2005
    Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
    University of Waterloo

    Gioacchino Rossini

    Overture to La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)

    Samuel Barber

    First Essay for Orchestra

    Aaron Copland

    Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

    • 1. Buckaroo Holiday
    • 2. Corral Nocturne
    • 3. Saturday Night Waltz
    • 4. Hoedown

    Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op. 39


    Meet the Orchestra
    8:00 pm – Thursday, December 2, 2004
    Humanities Theatre in J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
    University of Waterloo

    Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture

    Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata pian'e forte

    F. Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No. 8 ("Le Soir")

    Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt Suite No. 2

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo and Juliet Overture – Fantasy