Maiden, Mystics, Myths and Memories – University of Waterloo’s Chamber Choir

After a long hiatus, I’ve finally heard a concert I felt I couldn’t go without writing about! Under the direction of Grand Philharmonic conductor and University of Waterloo instructor Mark Vuorinen, the University of Waterloo’s jewel choral ensemble, Chamber Choir, presented a ravishing program to finish their Fall 2016 term. And I truly do mean … Continue reading Maiden, Mystics, Myths and Memories – University of Waterloo’s Chamber Choir

The Stellar Music of Sir James MacMillan

This review is posted on the Conrad Grebel website; take a moment to visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/music/news/sir-james-macmillan-concert-big-success-read-review-concert Freshly-knighted Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan blessed Waterloo Region March 6th with an amalgamated-choral concert. Conducting his own works and those of his contemporaries, MacMillan’s fluency both as a composer and florid conductor was clearly highlighted in the midday sun shining … Continue reading The Stellar Music of Sir James MacMillan

The Viscerality of Dvorak… Oh, and a Little Bit of Chopin

  Featuring the Chopin-specialist Janina Fialkowska and one of Japan’s leading conductors, Heiichiro Ohyama, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) produced a dynamically-rich program to welcome in the month of April at Kitchener’s Centre in the Square. Given the incredibly wintry conditions April 2nd, some heated, emotional, and fiery music couldn’t have better suited the evening. The … Continue reading The Viscerality of Dvorak… Oh, and a Little Bit of Chopin

Noon Hour Concerts: Toronto Percussion Ensemble

Note: This review is up on the Conrad Grebel website here; please take a moment to visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/music/news/toronto-percussion-ensemble-review Freezing rain and reigning percussionists brought together on a Wednesday afternoon is a winning combination. Conrad Grebel University College hosted the Toronto Percussion Ensemble February 24th, bringing a wide array of drums, keyboards, and musical styles to … Continue reading Noon Hour Concerts: Toronto Percussion Ensemble