Faculty of Music

Reunion Weekend

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Before you know it, Western's 2016 Reunion Weekend will be here - September 30 – October 2, 2016. We hope you can join us! The Don Wright Faculty of Music will once again host an alumni choir concert plus we are delighted to add an alumni, student and faculty percussion ensemble to the program.

Registration for the Reunion Weekend Alumni Concert is now open!
You can sign up as a choir or audience member.


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Don Wright Faculty of Music
Reunion Weekend 2016 AGENDA

Friday, September 30

12:30 p.m. Fridays @ 12:30 Concert Series (von Kuster Hall, Music Building) - free admission, no registration required
Double-Double Duo: Kornel Wolak, clarinet/piano; Michael Bridge, accordions/piano: 'The best of new, young 'classical' musicians… bringing their intellect, expertise, talent and just plain fun to a new 21st century audience' (Barrie Examiner). Double-Double Duo uniquely fuses classical, jazz and world music in a dynamic and engaging show.

5:30 p.m. Alumni Awards Dinner (The Great Hall, Somerville House) - pre-registration required

Saturday, October 1

10:30 a.m. – Alumni Concert rehearsal - pre-registration required for choir members
12:00 noon – Lunch break for Concert choir performers
1:00 p.m. – Football game, building tours, or free time
4:00 p.m. – Alumni Concert (Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College) All are welcome! Audience registration appreciated.

5:00 p.m. – Post-concert Reception - free for all performers and audience members.

Sunday, October 2

3 p.m. Faculty Concert Series: Concert 1 (von Kuster Hall, Music Building) - free admission, no registration required
Pianopalooza - All the Piano faculty united at two keyboards in combinations of 2 pianos 4 hands, 2 pianos 8 hands and even 1 piano 8 hands.  La Valse, Ravel,  Prélude à l'aprèa -midi d'un faune, Debussy, William Tell Overture, Rossini and Danse Macabre, St Saens plus lots more great tunes transcribed for piano ensemble.


We look forward to welcoming you back to campus for your reunion!

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Homecoming 2015

This year's Homecoming gathered together our Music alumni, faculty, staff and students for a number of wonderful events during our last weekend of September 2016.

On Thursday evening we kicked off our Homecoming Celebration with a Concert by Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning baroque orchestra.  Friday brought us two events: our first Fridays @ 12:30 faculty concert of the year featuring Sharon Wei, viola; Sophie Louise Roland, mezzo-soprano; Simone Luti, piano; Leslie Kinton, piano; Thomas Wiebe, cello; Marianna Chibotar, piano; and Friday evening, our annual Alumni Awards Dinner where we celebrated the recipients of this years' Don Wright Faculty of Music Wall of Fame Awards:  Tomson Highway, BMus'75, DMus'93; and Brenda Zadorsky, BMus'74, Dip Ed'75.  Throughout the day Saturday, we came together in music to rehearse for our 2nd annual Alumi band and choir concert which we gave Saturday evening, followed by a reception. On Sunday afternoon we were graced with a Faculty Concert featuring seventeen of our esteemed faculty members performing works by: Luciano Berio, Bohuslav Martinu and Francis Poulenc.

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Homecoming 2014

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.

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Homecoming Photos

Please click on the photo or here to view Music Homecoming photos on Flickr!





Homecoming Videos

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Homecoming Choir 1 of 2

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Contact Information


Alumni and Development Officer
Kim Malcolm
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext.85695
E-mail: kim.malcolm@uwo.ca