von Kuster Hall (Music Building, Western University)

Western 360 Chamber Festival

Presented by the Don Wright Faculty of Music

Western 360 Chamber Festival

Presented by the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

The Western 360 Summer Music Festival is a new chamber music festival designed to look at music from every angle. With an emphasis on chamber music, new music, First Nations’ influences, and Canadian music from many cultures, student participants will learn about new trends in the music world in a wholly non-competitive environment. Join us during the festival for public concerts featuring our guest artists, our internationally-renowned faculty, and our festival students. Each concert will take place in von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University.

To learn more about the Festival and all concerts, please visit: http://music.uwo.ca/events/360-summer-festival/concerts.html

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Western 360 – Ensemble Made in Canada

August 21, 2018 | 7:30pm

Von Kuster Hall
Music Building, Western University

The first of four festival concerts features award-winning Ensemble Made in Canada, who is rapidly gaining recognition as Canada’s premier piano quartet. Awarded the 2006 CBC Galaxie Stars Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, EMIC was featured in 2008 Chatelaine Magazine’s 80th anniversary issue as “Women to Watch” and an ensemble that is leading the next generation of classical musicians. The members of the group have been forging outstanding individual careers and bring together a wealth of experience having already appeared at prestigious festivals such as Marlboro, Ravinia, Orford, Verbier, Prussia Cove, Pablo Casals and Evian. EMIC has performed for Winnipeg Virtuosi, Montreal Pro Musica, SUNY New Paltz, Stratford Music Festival, Ottawa Chamberfest, Parry Sound Festival of the Sound, Jeffery Chamber Music Series, Lindsay Concert Productions, Almonte in Concert, Women’s Musical Club of Toronto, Kawartha Concerts, including multiple work cycles for the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society.  EMIC has provided master classes, chamber music coachings, and lectures at universities across Canada and in the United States and have also participated in outreach programs for public schools in Ontario.  The group is grateful for support from FACTOR, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. EMIC has been Ensemble-in-Residence at Western University since 2014.

Elissa Lee, violin
Sharon Wei, viola
Rachel Mercer, cello
Angela Park, piano


Western 360 – Festival Faculty Concert

August 22, 2018 | 7:30pm

Von Kuster Hall
Music Building, Western University

The second concert features members of the Festival faculty:

Annette-Barbara Vogel, violin
Scott St. John, violin
Geoff Nuttall, violin
Sharon Wei, viola
Thomas Wiebe, cello
Angela Park, piano
Stéphan Sylvestre, piano

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