Concerts and Events

University of Windsor

School of Creative Arts     (SoCA) 

Concerts, Guest Artists, Lectures, Recitals, Exhibitions, Master Classes and Workshops

49th Season

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The SoCA Presents Guest Artists series feature professional musicians—faculty and guests—in concert, at acoustically excellent, intimate venues. Tickets $20 Adults/Seniors; $5 Students.
 

SoCA Presents Student Concerts 

Student Ensemble Concert series feature performances by our student ensembles. Featured University of Windsor ensembles include: UWindsor Chamber Choir, Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble, New Music Workshop, Percussion Ensemble, University Singers, Wind Ensemble and speical showcase concerts. Tickets $15 Adults/Seniors; $5 Students.  

SoCA Fridays Student Recitals  Come to the Music building and enjoy FREE performances and musical presentations by our faculty, special guests and students in the school’s intimate Recital Hall.  Soca Fridays take place at noon on Fridays, except for the Jazz Combo and Jazz/Pop Guitar Ensemble recitals which will take place on Thursday, December 8th.

Student Third Year and Graduation Recitals This spring, third year and graduating Music students will perform a total of 16 solo recitals at a variety of venues around Windsor.  

Community Concert series at SoCA Music.

Purchase your tickets to any of our concerts in advance online at our secure website or buy at the door. If you purchase tickets to three different concerts at one time you will receive a 20% discount on your purchase. Now, that’s a great value!  Our goal is to inform and connect music lovers, whether they are students, alumni, or our friends in the community.  
 

SoCA Presents 2016 / 2017 Season

2017

 
 

L - R: Vocalists Angelica, Celine & AaronSunday, January 15, 2:30 pm

Ianni Scholarship Competition

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
 
 
 

Saturday, January 28

Audition Workshop #2

UWindsor Alumnus and jazz flutist Alexander ZonjicMusic building
 
 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

An Evening with Alexander Zonjic and Friends

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W., downtown Windsor
A fundraiser for the University of Windsor
 
 

Sunday, February 12, 2:30 pm

UWindsor Alumnus and Pianist Alde CalongcagongLesley Andrew and Alde Calongcagong RecitalSoprano and Voice Instructor Lesley Andrew

So in Love

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
Lesley Andrew, soprano
Alde Calongcagong, piano
Enjoy favourite opera arias, art songs, musical theatre show stoppers and  Jazz standards.
 

MARCH

Recent project of Camille Turner

Wednesday, March 1, 6:00 pm

Guest Artist Talk
by media, performance and social practice artist Camille Turner
Le Bel building, room 115
Camille teaches Art, Culture and Community Building in the New One program at University of Toronto. 
SoCA’s Guest Artist Talks are FREE of charge and open to the public.
 

Violinist Michael Adamson

Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm

Violin Sonatas of Three Centuries

Michael Adamson, violin

Philip Adamson, piano

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall

Pianist, Philip Adamson

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Guest Artist Monika NapierWednesday, March 8, 10:00 am

Sculptor Monika Napier

Guest Artist Talk

  and MFA Studio Visits
room 115, LeBel Building
Monika Napier holds an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, a Diploma from the Emily Carr Institute and a BFA from Concordia University. She has exhibited nationally and internationally for many years. Napier has taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), the University of Saskatchewan and is currently a member of the visual arts faculty of John Abbott College in Montreal.
 
SoCA’s Guest Artist Talks are FREE of charge and open to the public.

 

Saturday, March 11, 7:30 pm

Pianist Douglas FinchDouglas Finch, piano    Fantastical Borrowings

Noiseborder Festival 2017

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 University Ave.
Tickets: Adults $20; Students (with ID) $5
Order by phone at 519-253-3000 ext. 4212. Or, purchase online:
 
 
Tickets also available at the door. Cash purchases only at the door please

 

Sunday, March 12, 2:30 pm

Director of Choirs, Dr. Bruce KotowichSing! A Choral Celebration

UWindsor Chamber Choir
University Singers
Dr. Bruce Kotowich, director
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
 
Come join in a celebration of choral music! The UWindsor Chamber Choir and University Singers will feature music of the masters and new voices in composition.
 
 

Plumes Ensemble is a Montreal/Paris based Indie-Classical bandMonday, March 13, 7:30 pm

Plumes Ensemble

Noiseborder Festival 2017

Studio A, Lambton Tower basement

Plumes is a hybrid pop/classical group originating from Montréal, whose recent "homes away from homes" have included New York City and Paris. Singer/guitarist and songwriter Veronica Charnley, former front person for Canadian indie rock group Flotilla, is joined by musicians from diverse backgrounds, including composer and multi-instrumentalist Geof Holbrook, harpist Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau, and an expanding cast of chamber musicians including violist Pemi Paull and clarinettist Katie Schoepflin​.

Genre: Indie-Classical
Hometown: Montréal/Paris
 
Tickets: Adults $20; Students (with ID) $5
Order by phone at 519-253-3000 ext. 4212. Or, purchase online:
 
 
Tickets also available at the door. Cash purchases only at the door please
 
Noiseborder Ensemble multimedia performanceFriday, March 17, 7:30 pm

Noiseborder Ensemble

with Guest Saxophonist Jeremy Brown

Noiseborder Festival 2017

Studio A, Lambton Tower (lower level), University of Windsor
 
Tickets: Adults $20; Students (with ID) $5
Order by phone at 519-253-3000 ext. 4212. Or, purchase online:
Tickets also available at the door. Cash purchases only at the door please.
 

WSO Music Director, Maestro Robert FranzWednesday, March 22, 7:00 pm

Master Class with Maestro Robert Franz

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
 
 

Saturday, March 25

Audition Day #1

Music building
 
 

Sunday, March 26, 7:30 pm

Piano Concerto Gala

Butler Studio pianist Nadia Santoro, BMus '16Featuring 10 pianists from Dr. E. Gregory Butler’s studio
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.

Tickets: Adults  $20; Students $10

All proceeds will be donated to SoCA – Music scholarships.

Order by phone at 519-253-3000 ext. 4212. Or, purchase online:

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Saturday April 1, 8:00 pm

WSO Masterworks: Candide Suite

Windsor Symphony Orchestra Chorus will be joined by the UWindsor Chamber Choir & USingers for Candide!Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W., downtown Windsor
Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Robert Franz, conductor
UWindsor Chamber Choir
University Singers
WSO Chorus
Dr. Bruce Kotowich, director

Call the WSO Box Office for tickets:  (519) 973-1238 ext. 2

 
 

Mr. Robert Fazecash directs the University Jazz EnsembleFriday, April 7, 8:00 pm

University Jazz Ensemble Cabaret

Mr. Robert Fazecash, director
Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Ave., Windsor
 
 

 

Saturday, April 8

Audition Day #2

Music building
 
 

Members of the Clarinet section, University Wind EnsembleSunday, April 9, 2:30 pm

University Wind Ensemble

Dr. Nicholas Papador, director
Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W., downtown Windsor
 
 

Sunday, April 9, 7:00 pm

Windsor Community Choir Spring Concert

Paulin Memorial Church, 3200 Woodland Ave.
Windsor Community Choir, Erin Armstrong Dickau, director
Tickets $15
Call (519) 962-9354 for all WCC tickets.
 

Saturday, April 29

Audition Day #3

Music building
 
 
 
 

Updated:  February 13, 2017