Friday Evening Concerts 2014-2015

Concerts Brochure

The School of the Arts at McMaster University has been presenting concerts for over 40 years and aims to keep that tradition alive with more offerings of outstanding musical talent for many years to come.  Over the years, the School of the Arts has played host to some of the most talented musicians in Canada and across the world.  This year will be no different.  We have booked a fantastic line up of concerts for your enjoyment.   We offer classical, jazz and world music, created and performed by phenomenal artists of our time.  Give yourself or someone you know the gift of an incredible performance and help celebrate the musical arts at their finest.

Friday Evening Concerts Brochure 2014-2015

Lawler & Fadoul (Flute & Percussion)

October 24th, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

The Canadian-American duo of Lawler & Fadoul offers audiences an unexpected mélange of classical virtuosity, lively commentary, theatrical flair and a small dose of indie rock sensibility. The duo’s repertoire ranges from delightful arrangements of classics to newly written pieces for their unusual instrumentation, and even includes a few one-act plays.  In 2013, they released their debut album, Prelude Cocktail.  Since 2003, Lawler + Fadoul have performed together in many of the country’s most prestigious venues, including the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, the Cerritos Center, the Kravis Center, Trinity Wall Street, Vermont’s Yellow Barn, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.  They made their Canadian debut in 2013, presented by the Edmonton Recital Society.

Location: Convocation Hall UH213 | McMaster University | 1280 Main Street West | Hamilton, ON

Tickets: $20 Regular, $15 Senior, $5 Students

Quartetto Gelato (Classical Ensemble)

November 14th, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

Quartetto Gelato, the renowned multi-faceted ensemble featured on the Hollywood soundtrack “Only You”, commands the stage with the dynamic rhythms of Latin America, virtuosic gypsy showpieces and beautiful Neapolitan songs. Chosen Best Classical Ensemble at Canada's 2010 INDIE awards, Quartetto Gelato continues to enthrall audiences with its mastery of multiple instruments (including a lush operatic tenor), acrobatic tricks and good-humoured banter between songs. The show this summer offers the excitement QG is famous for, along with brand new songs from their upcoming CD.  Expect a sizzling performance, filled with lush lyricism and brilliant virtuosity.

Location: Convocation Hall UH213 | McMaster University | 1280 Main Street West | Hamilton, ON

Tickets: $20 Regular, $15 Senior, $5 Students

Andreas Klein (Piano)

January 30th, 2015, 8:00 p.m

Andreas Klein has established himself as a dynamic and compelling performer who captivates with a wide range of tonal colors and possesses a brilliant technique. A Graduate of the Juilliard School, he complemented his studies with legendary Claudio Arrau and Nikita Magaloff. Andreas Klein’s career as soloist has taken him to the world’s most prestigious venues: London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and to Berlin, Rome, Milan, Bern, Leipzig and Dresden. Andreas Klein’s is heard frequently on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and recently on American Public Radio’s St. Paul Sunday, a live video broadcast on WGBH, Boston and KUHF Houston. Of his CD releases: “Dancing Through Time” CD was featured in a two-hour special edition of “the Piano Bench” KUHF Radio, Houston.

Location: Convocation Hall UH 213 | McMaster University | 1280 Main Street West | Hamilton, ON

Tickets: $20 Regular, $15 Senior, $5 Students

Shoshana Telner & Jacques Israelievitch
(Piano & Violin)

February 27th, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Canadian pianist Shoshana Telner has performed across Canada and abroad.  She made her solo orchestral début with the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the age of 16 and has since performed as soloist with several orchestras including the Boston Classical Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra. Shoshana received a Bachelor’s degree on full scholarship from Boston University, a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School in New York, and a Doctorate in performance from McGill University. She frequently gives master classes, adjudicates competitions, and examines for the Royal Conservatory of Music.  She currently lives in Toronto and teaches at McMaster University.  Internationally renowned violinist Jacques Israelievitch has enjoyed an exciting career as concertmaster, soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and conductor.  After making his debut on French National Radio at the age of eleven, Mr. Israelievitch went on to graduate from the Paris Conservatory at sixteen and was subsequently prizewinner at the International Paganini Competition. Mr. Israelievitch has been Music Director of the Koffler Chamber Orchestra since 2005 and is a faculty member at the University of Toronto and York University. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished contribution to the performing arts in Canada.

Location: Convocation Hall UH213 | McMaster University | 1280 Main Street West | Hamilton, ON

Tickets: $20 Regular, $15 Senior, $5 Students

Nagata Shachu & Ensemble Jeng Yi (Japanese & Korean Drums)

March, 27 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Ensemble Jeng Yi is a Korean performing arts ensemble based in Toronto. Since their formation in 1998, the group has entertained audiences with their exciting repertoire of original compositions and traditional pieces. Committed to presenting original works by its members, as well as traditional pieces, the ensemble has self-produced and presented several recitals since their first presentation in 2003. Their strong history of touring has brought them to notable venues such as the Eastman School of Music Scotiabank Nuit Blanche & the Can Asian Dance Festival. Nagata Shachu, based in Toronto, Canada, has enthralled audiences with its mesmerizing and heart-pounding performances of the Japanese drum (taiko) since its formation in 1998.  The group has toured widely throughout Canada, the US and Italy performing in theatres, concert halls, and major music festivals. Featuring an arsenal of taiko (including the massive O-Daiko drum), bamboo flutes, the three-stringed shamisen and an array of gongs, cymbals, shakers and wood blocks, Nagata Shachu will take you on a musical journey beyond all borders.

Location: Convocation Hall UH213 | McMaster University | 1280 Main Street West | Hamilton, ON

Tickets: $20 Regular, $15 Senior, $5 Students