Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Concert Listings May 8 - 13, 2012

Monday May 7, 2012 6:30pm Wagner's Dream - Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at Cineplex Theatres.

Wednesday May 9, 2012 6:30pm Das Rheingold - Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at Cineplex Theatres.

Wednesday May 9, 2012 7:30pm The Marek Jablonski Endowment Fund presents Stéphane Lemelin, piano. Music includes Schubert's G major Sonata and Debussy's Preludes, Book 1. Convocation Hall, UofA. Tickets at the door, $20, $10. All proceeds support the scholarships offered by the Marek Jablonski Endowment Fund.

Thursday May 10, 2012 7pm FREE Raga-Mala Music Society workshop with Kumaresh (violin) and Jayanthi (Veena). Presented in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology, UofA. Humanities Centre Lecture Theatre 1 University of Alberta Campus 11487 89 Av.

Friday May 11, 2012 7:30pm Raga-Mala Music Society. R. Kumaresh, violin, Jayanthi Kumaresh, veena, with Neyveli Narayanan, mridangam and Trichy Krishnaswami, ghatam. Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 MacDonald Way. $20 and $15 at the door.

Friday May 11 and Saturday May 12, 2012 cocktails 6pm, show 6:30pm, dinner 8pm. Columbian Choirs present Night on Broadway Dinner and Cabaret. Royal Glenora Club 11160 River Valley Road. For tickets and additional information contact Beth at 780-430-6806.

Saturday May 12, 2012 10am Die Walkure - Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at Cineplex theatres.

Saturday May 12, 2012 7pm Mill Creek Colliery Band - Salute to the Proms. David Hoyt, conductor, Cam Martin, soprano cornet, Paul Buckingham, E flat bass, Chris Diaper, euphonium. Music includes Where Eagles Sing, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Royal Parks, and other favourites from the British music tradition. World premiere of a new commissioned arrangement by Geoff Colmer on the Entrance of the Knights of St. John (Strauss). Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 St. $18, $14, Tix on the Square (children under 12 are free).

Saturday May 12, 2012 7pm Cosmopolitan Music Society, Monday Band and St. Albert Community Band. Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre 8426 Gateway Blvd. Tickets available from the Cosmopolitan Music Society 780 432 9333 or info@cosmopolitanmusic.org

Saturday May 12, 2012 7pm Kokopelli Choirs – Colours of Spring. Convocation Hall, UofA.

Saturday May 12, 2012 7:30pm St. Albert Chamber Music Recital Series. David Grainger Brown, guitar, Hiromi Takahashi, oboe, Joel Kristiansen, guitar. Don’s Piano Showroom, 8 Riel Dr, St. Albert. Fine wine and tasty treats! $25, $20. Advance tickets available at Art Gallery of St. Albert. (this venue is not wheelchair accessible)

Saturday May 12, 2012 7:30pm I Coristi Chamber Choir – SpiritsDr. Debra Cairns, conductor, Josephine van Lier, baroque cello, Dr. Marnie Giesbrecht, organ. Bach, Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, Fauré, Les Djinns, Martin, Songs of Ariel from Shakespeare’s The Tempest and music by Beethoven, Canadian composers Eleanor Daley, Imant Raminsh, and Mark Sirett. Holy Trinity Anglican Church 10037 84 Av. Tix on the Square, $21.75, $16.75. Donations will be accepted for the Edmonton Food Bank.

Sunday May 13, 2012 2pm (1hr duration) Alberta College Conservatory of Music Connections Concert Series. Brittney Jette, mezzo, Eric Meier, guitar, Jocelyn Anselmo, soprano, Katia Paskevich, soprano, Michelle Powell, piano, Rachel Johns, mezzo, Bianca Baciu, piano, Don Ross, clarinet, Frank Ho, violin, Simon-Marc de Freitas, piano. Works by Liszt (Spanish Rhapsody), Offenbach (Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman), Joaquin Turina (Sonata in D Major), Delibes (Flower Duet from Lakme), Astor Piazzolla (Tango Etudes), Grieg (Solveig's Lied from Peer Gynt) and George Enescu (Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano). Muttart Hall 10050 MacDonald Dr. $20, $10 Tix on the Square and Acquired Taste Tea (children under 12 are free). Series aired on CKUA and proceeds from ticket sales go directly to support student scholarships.

Sunday May 13, 2012 2pm Esquire Men’s Chorus – A Concert for Mother’s DayMichael Zaugg, conductor, Joachim Segger, accompanist. Winspear Centre.

Sunday May 13, 2012 2pm Edmonton Philharmonic Orchestra Annual Concert. Spring Symphonie - Music for Mothers and Others. Murray Vassjo, conductor, Anni Yu, violin. Music by Lalo, Mozart, R.V. Williams, Gainger and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre 8426 103 St. $10, children 10 and under are free.

Sunday May 13, 2012 2:30pm Edmonton Youth and Children’s Choir Spring Concert. Primary Choir, Boys’ Choir, Girls’ Choir and Youth Choir. Music includes Aaron Copland’s I Bought Me a Cat and Ching-a-ring Chaw, Rossini’s Duetto buffo di due gatti, Martin Shaw’s the Song of the Music Makers and Neil Ginsberg’s Two Poems of Emily Dickenson. McDougall United Church 10025 101 St. Suggested donation $10.

Sunday May 13, 2012 7:30pm Vocal Alchemy – This Shining Night – 10th Anniversary Concert. Jordan Van Biert, conductor, Satomi Tozawa, piano, David Wilson, guest conductor, Adam Pappas, violin, Brett Ludwig, piano, Keith Rempel, bass, Thom Bennett, drums, Dan Davis, saxophone, Janet Smith, soprano, Adrienne Sitko, alto, Caleb Nelson, tenor, Kyle Carter, bass and special guest singers. Music of Lauridsen, Vaughan Williams, Faure, Chatman, Stanford and Whitacre (Five Hebrew Love Songs), plus jazz standards and folk favourites. St. Andrew’s United Church 9915 148 St. $17, $15 or $15, $12 in advance. Available from choir members, http://www.vocalalchemy.com/ or Tix on the Square.

Sunday May 13, 2012 5:30pm Opera Nuova, Enchanted Evenings – A Mother’s Day Special Event. Theodore Baerg, baritone, Irena Welhasch Baerg. Highlights from their 2007 CD “Enchanted Evenings”. The Edmonton Petroleum Club 11110 108 St. For tickets contact www.operanuova.ca

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