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Faculty Chamber Concert & Dinner: French Connections
Saturday, October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
50TH ANNIVERSARY SIGNATURE EVENT
Faculty Chamber Music Series
French Connections: Poulenc, Stravinsky, Saint-Saëns
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
The Lafayette String Quartet
Arthur Rowe, Harald Krebs & Kinza Tyrrell, piano
Marie-Perle Broadley, flute
Patricia Kostek & Rebecca Hissen, clarinet
Robyn Jutras, bassoon
Merrie Klazek, trumpet
Scott MacInnes, trombone
Alex Olsen, bass
Aaron Mattock, percussion
With guest narrators Gregor Craigie and Donovan Waters
And Owen Underhill, conductor
UVic School of Music faculty and alumni will join on stage with some special guests for a 50th anniversary celebratory concert of stories and songs. The program features Igor Stravinsky’s theatrical masterpiece L’Histoire du soldat, Camille Saint-Saëns’ humorous and fun-loving Carnival of the Animals, and Rapsodie nègre by Francis Poulenc.
Make an evening of it with a dinner and pre-concert talk! A special French-themed dinner at the University Club will give concert-goers the opportunity to mix and mingle with hosts Gregor Craigie and Donovan Waters as well as gain insight into the program in a pre-concert talk with UVic Distinguished Professor Dr. Harald Krebs.
Gregor Craigie, local celebrity and host of CBC’s On The Island, will narrate the Stravinsky. Donovan Waters, Professor Emeritus at UVic’s Faculty of Law, will recite the Ogden Nash verses during Carnival of the Animals (the poems were written more than 60 years later to accompany the music). Waters is a leading international expert in trust law with a passion for the spoken English language. The Stravinsky will be conducted by School of Music alumnus Owen Underhill (BMus ’75), who recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Music Centre.
The concert will pay tribute to former School of Music Chair and Professor Emeritus, the late Phillip T. Young. Young was the real force behind the School of Music getting its own building back in the 70s and the Recital Hall was named in his honour.
Dinner reservations must be made by Thursday, October 12 at 10 a.m.
Dinner will be served at 6PM (doors open at 5:30PM). Dinner will be a buffet (meat and vegetarian options available) with a cash bar.
All are welcome — no membership requried.
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