Faculty of Music

2009 News Archive

LFP = London Free Press   |   Gazette = Western's Student Newspaper


Dec. 23 - Online voice-over company attracts U.S. attention

Dec. 10 (LFP) - Tuba holiday concert at the market

Dec. 10 (LFP) - Merry Christmas tuba you

Dec. 3 - Band marks decade of learning

Dec. 2 (LFP) - UWO's Koprowski wins $75,000 prize

Nov. 30 (CBC) - Peter Paul Koprowski honored by the National Arts Council [Taking a page from the Giller Prize that promotes Canadian literature, the NAC Award was given to Koprowski, John Estacio and Ana Sokolovic. The award encompasses musical commissions and residencies valued at $75,000 each. Each composer will write three works to be performed by the National Arts Centre Orchestra over the next five years].

Nov. 27 (LFP) - UWO professor nails winning note on a weekend abundant with music around London

Nov. 26 - Channelling the French Connection

Nov. 23 (LFP) - Local lovely and band singled out [Kerrie Ough]

Nov. 19 - Potential undergrads preview campus

Nov. 18 (LFP) - Fleet's work as conductor wins prize

Nov. 18 - Hess honored by CMC

Nov. 12 - Still exercising and independent at 95

Nov. 10 - Turning the tables of musical learning

Nov. 9 - Music at the MacIntosh

Nov. 6 (LFP) - Health woes inspire artist

Nov. 5 - Music and Literature

Nov. 4 - Thames Scholars and other musical performances

Oct. 30 (LFP) - Don Wright celebration aims to thrill

Oct. 24 (LFP) - Circle Sunday on your calendars -- and circle it eight times

Oct. 23 - Noble's work on Davenport stage tonight

Oct. 22 - Mayer: expect 'fantastic voyage'

Oct. 14 - Romance is in the air for UWO Symphony Orchestra's first concert

Oct. 1 - Alumni Awards of Merit 2009

Sept. 26 (LFP) - Lots to sing about [Andrew McPherson]

Sept. 25 - The Prairie Region of the Canadian Music Centre named A Hammer For Your Thoughts by Western alumnus Patrick Carrabré as Outstanding Classical Composition at a showcase at Brandon University Sept. 19. The work is available on the Firebrand CD from the Canadian Music Centre's Centrediscs label.

Sept. 24 (LFP) - Buffy's back in town

Sept. 23 (LFP) - Concert provides therapy for cancer programs

Sept. 22- Nobody does choral music quite like Ensemble Gombert

Sept. 21 (exlaim.ca)- LOLA Featuring Final Fantasy, Akron/Family, Growing, Polar Bear

Sept. 19 (LFP)- No horsing around

Sept. 18 - Leave room for Mozart at lunch

Sept. 17 (LFP) - LOLA's thing is to amaze

Sept. 16 - Two McIntosh exhibits open Thursday

Sept. 12 - Duelling Divas in Mozart's Impresario

Sept. 11 - Spice up your lunch hour with music

Sept. 10 - Conductor Uri Mayer to receive honorary degree

Sept. 8 - Calling all musicians

Aug. 28 - Arts and entertainment on campus

Aug. 1 (LFP) - UWO boot camp training pays off

July 30 (LFP) - Lyric tenor's 'home church' was always London [Garnet James Brooks obit.]

July 30 (Canada.com) - McGill will stream youth orchestra in HD

July 27 (LFP) - NYOC magnificent at comically cavernous Alumni Hall

July 25 (LFP) - Youth orchestra extravaganza

July 24 (LFP) - Soulman cure for blues [Geoff Dahl]

July 23 - New Chair of Music Education

July 23 (LFP) - Orchestra's energy and talent inspiring

July 22 - NYOC first performance July 23 Alumni Hall

July 14 (LFP) - A hard NYOC life, but still a joy 

July 11 (LFP) - Ensemble shines bright [Copper Ferriera]

July 3 (LFP) - Orchestral session hot time to give a listen

July 3 - National Youth Orchestra in tune at Western

June 18 - Percussion recital Friday night

June 18 - MAKE A DIFFERENCE A monthly feature about fundraising

June 18 (LFP) - Theatre exciting all over again

June 17 (LFP) - Broadway star helps celebrate new UWO theatre

June 8 - Rotman tells students 'find your own path'

June 6 (LFP) - Metro4 finds its groove with diverse blend of rockers

June 6 (Kingston Whig Standard) - Concert brings life full circle for director Lawrence Rowbotham

June 2 (LFP) - The sound of magic

May 26 (LFP) - Stars of Kiwanis perform at Centennial Hall event

May 22 (LFP) - Opera takes centre stage at boot camp

May 12 (LFP) - This bootcamp teaches operatic hopefuls

May 7 - Professor James Grier earns Killam

May 7 - Singing praises of new opera academy

May 5 (Exchange Post) - Opera world comes to Western

May 5 - Opera world comes to Western

May 5 (LFP) - Mezzo soprano Iasmina Pataca wins Rose Bowl

Apr. 30 (LFP) - Alumna Karen Pincombe declared one of the YMCA's 2009 Women of Excellence

Apr. 30 - PhD candidate Kevin Morse wins $50,000 Vanier scholarship

Apr. 29 (Wicked Local Sudbury) - Music teacher pens song about Canada

Apr. 29 (LFP) - Rose Bowl winner Ryu makes nostalgic debut

Apr. 28 (LFP) - Wright prof earns fellowship

Apr. 27 (LFP) - Students to appear in Orchestra London finale

Apr. 24 (LFP) - Juno award winner Phil Nimmons returns to London

Apr. 21 (LFP) - UWO's Allen wows judges for top prize

Apr. 18 (Standard Freeholder - Cornwall) - First year music student Mike Sonier receives grant for Soundhouse Recording

Apr. 16 (LFP) - Buffy Sainte-Marie and New Horizons Band founder Roy Ernst to receive honorary degrees from Western

Apr. 16 - Former premier, celebrated singer among honorees.

Apr. 16 (CNW) - Best of Canada's young orchestral musicians to gather at Western

Apr. 9 (BC News) - Art Song and Arias with Young Duo

Apr. 7 (LFP) - Student composers star

Apr. 7 (Gazette) - Gazette review fails UWOpera

Apr. 6 (LFP) - Professors Baerg & Franklin acknowledged at Music Awards

Apr. 4 (Brantford Expositor) - The Piano Man John Moorhouse

Apr. 3 (LFP) - Gaston learning from best

Apr. 1 (LFP) - Musicians demonstrate ways of the heart

Apr. 1 (LFP) - Students add Variety to music scene

Mar. 31 (Gazette) - Western alumnus at the Junos

Mar. 27 - Don Wright Faculty of Music 40th anniversary gala

Mar. 26 - Graduate student's tale of two orchestras

Mar. 26 - Western Alumnus T. Patrick Carrabré (MMus '83) receives second Juno nod

Mar. 26 (LFP) - New Heights: Marked as Christian rockers, four Londoners are touring like crazy on the release of Colors and Sounds

Mar. 25 - The chemistry of music: Fred Pattison’s journey through science and song

Mar. 25 (Gazette) - Too Many Sopranos hits all the right notes

Mar. 24 (Gazette) - No matter what anyone says, the 'stache will always be in

Mar. 21 (LFP) - Too Many Sopranos parodies all that is opera

Mar. 18 - LMSF Competition prizes legacy of city music lovers

Mar. 18 (LFP) - Too Many Sopranos pokes fun at everyone involved in opera

Mar. 17 (LFP) - Too Many Sopranos vocalist Marostica emerges as No. 1

Mar. 16 - UWOpera sings for salvation

Mar. 13 (CBC) - The Musical Future

Mar. 12 - Talbot Theatre renovation - Count me in!

Mar. 4 (Gazette) - Western students to sing with orchestra

Mar. 3 - Fundraising supports revovation, renaming to Paul Davenport Theatre

Feb. 26 - Faculty of Music free concert [Chamber Jazz]

Feb. 12 - Several DWFOM faculty & alumni have been nominated for a London Music Award. Find out more/vote.

Feb. 05 - Prof. James Grier one of two Canadians awarded with an NEH Fellowship

Jan. 31 - 2008-09 Fred Pattison Piano Competition Winner Announced

Jan. 30 - Big week ahead for musical events

Jan. 27 - 2009 Concerto Competition Winners Announced

Jan. 27 - Nota Bene to be added to the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) Database

Jan. 26 - LMSF Round Two Candidates Announced

Jan. 23 - Tapestry receives $30K for Omar Daniel's The Shadow

Jan. 10 (LFP) - Restored pianos stage comeback

Jan. 9 - Piano tech students perform on refurbished pianos