Before you know it, Western’s 2015 Homecoming Weekend will be here - September 24 – 27, 2015. We hope you can join us! The Don Wright Faculty of Music will once again host an alumni band and choir concert and will be calling the newly renovated and expanded Music Building home. Tours will be available.
Registration for the Homecoming Alumni Concert is now open!
Please visit the Alumni Western registration page to register. You can sign up as a choir, band or audience member. We are delighted to welcome alumnus Bob Anderson as the choir conductor and alumnus Ray Tizzard as the band conductor.
Don Wright Faculty of Music
HOMECOMING 2015 AGENDA
Thursday, September 24
8 p.m. Tafelmusik (von Kuster Hall, Music Building)
Kick off your Homecoming celebrations with a concert by members of Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning orchestra on period instruments, which has become an internationally recognized ensemble lauded by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.” During their annual residency, members of Tafelmusik share their expertise and explore historical context and performance with students. No registration required.
Friday, September 25
12:30 p.m. Fridays @ 12:30 Concert Series (von Kuster Hall, Music Building)
Welcome to our new home! Join members of Western’s faculty in the first "Fridays" concert of the season as they perform in the newly-constructed von Kuster Hall. Sharon Wei, viola; Sophie Louise Roland, mezzo-soprano; Simone Luti, piano; Leslie Kinton, piano; Thomas Wiebe, cello; Marianna Chibotar, piano. No registration required. Learn more
5:30 p.m. Alumni Awards Dinner (The Great Hall, Somerville House)
Please join us at the 41st annual Alumni Awards Dinner where Western honours our extraordinary alumni during a fabulous three-course meal. The Alumni Awards of Merit, Don Wright Faculty of Music Alumni Wall of Fame Awards and the WAA and W Club honorees will be recognized this evening. To register for the Dinner, please visit the Western Alumni registration page.
Saturday, September 26
10:30 a.m. – Alumni Concert rehearsal - pre-registration required for band/choir members - please register on the Alumni Western registration page
12:00 noon – Lunch break for Concert band/choir performers
1:00 p.m. – Football game, building tours, or free time
4:30 p.m. – Alumni Concert (von Kuster Hall, Music Building) All are welcome! Learn more
5:30 p.m. – Reception
Sunday, September 27
3 p.m. Faculty Concert Series: Concert 1 (von Kuster Hall, Music Building)
Wrap up your Homecoming weekend with an afternoon of exceptional music, presented by members of Western's Music faculty. Hear Poulenc's Le Bal Masque, works by Luciano Berio, and Martinu's La Revue de Cuisine Learn more
We look forward to welcoming you back to campus for your reunion!
Did you live in Delaware Hall while you studied Music? "Deli" is re-opening after a year of renovations in September 2015 with an Open House on September 26. They're also celebrating the residence's 50th anniversary! Learn More
15,000 Western alumni, beautiful fall weather, a Mustangs triumph over the Toronto Varsity Blues on the football field, and more than 30 events campus-wide combined to make Homecoming 2014 a weekend to remember.
Music alumni, faculty, staff and students attended a number of events over the weekend. On Friday we celebrated with Cameron Porter, BMus ’80, and Raymond Tizzard, BMus ’77, MMus ’82, as they received the Don Wright Faculty of Music Wall of Fame Awards. Family, friends and colleagues were on hand to applaud their achievements. Saturday brought over 70 musicians together to sing and play at our first ever Homecoming Concert – one which we hope builds into a Music Homecoming tradition. And, on Sunday we once again opened our doors to a cross-faculty panel event hosted by CBC’s Paul Kennedy, who led a discussion that explored the value of a university degree.
Check out the Saturday Choir and Band performance videos and Flickr Group photos below.
Please click on the photo or here to view Music Homecoming photos on Flickr!