Faculty of Music

Benjamin Britten

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FESTIVAL EVENTS
AT THE DON WRIGHT FACULTY OF MUSIC


Friday, Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m., Talbot College Rm. 141
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University
GRAND OPENING LECTURE: BRITTEN: FROM GOLDEN AGE TO AGE OF ANXIETY
Dr. Lloyd Whitesell, Professor of Musicology, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
 
Friday, Nov. 22, 8 p.m 
Saturday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m.
Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
UWOpera
Alain Trudel, conductor
Joel Ivany, director

Monday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m. von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University
THE INSTRUMENTAL BRITTEN
Aaron Hodgson, Emily Bellman, Katie Clark, trumpet
Stephan Sylvestre, Talisa Blackman, Caleb Mora, piano
Robert Kubica, guitar
Ian Franklin, oboe
Thomas Wiebe, cello


 
Tuesday, November 26, 8 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University
INSIDE THE MUSIC:  BRITTEN’S ARTISTIC LEGACY—A Panel Discussion
Stephen Ralls (guest), Kevin Mooney (Music Theory, Western University), Edmund Goehring (Music History, Western University), Omar Daniel (Composition, Western University).  Chair:  Emily Abrams Ansari (Music History, Western University).
Reception to Follow
 
Wednesday, November 27, 8 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University
BRITTEN IN SONG:  THE MASTER CLASS
With Guest Artist Professor Stephen Ralls, featuring Western student singers
 
Thursday, November 28, 7:30 p.m., Talbot College, Rm. 101
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University
DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING:  “Benjamin Britten:  A Time There Was…
 
Friday, November 29, 12:30 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University
BRITTEN IN SONG:  THE RECITAL
Patricia Green and Anita Krause, mezzo-sopranos
Jill Ball, percussion
John Hess, piano
 
Sunday, December 1, 3 p.m., Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University
BENJAMIN BRITTEN: A GALA CONCERT
Les Choristes, Jennifer Moir, conductor, Kathleen Gahagan, harp
Western University Singers, Victoria Meredith and Holly Langohr,  conductors
Western Symphony Orchestra, Alain Trudel, conductor 

IN THE COMMUNITY

Wednesday, November 27, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 28, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 29, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Drama Studio, Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts
795 Trafalgar Street, London
THE LITTLE SWEEP 
Conductor and Director: Rob Cairns

This show will be streamed:
http://www.tvdsb.ca/pearson.cfm
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pearson-event-live-streaming

Saturday, November 30, 8 p.m., Centennial Hall
AN ENGLISH ROMANCE
Britten's DOUBLE CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AN D VIOLA,  among other works
Mary Elizabeth Brown, violin, Kelvin Enns, viola
Orchestra London Canada, Alain Trudel, Conductor
 

BIOGRAPHIES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Festival Organizers would like to thank the following organizations, groups and individuals for making this celebration possible:

Manulife Financial
Dean Betty Anne Younker
Professor Theodore Baerg
Port Stanley Festival Theatre
London Opera Guild
Lou D’Alton
Len Ingrao
Mike Godwin
DWFOM faculty and student participants
The Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts
Orchestra London Canada
Janis Wallace
Janet Loo
Jeffrey Stokes
Monica Fazekas
Rayanne Tippert
DWFOM piano technicians
Students of Music 3705A
Kiersten van Vliet
Kathy Wang
Gillian Hosick