Dr. Nicholas Papador conducts the University Wind Ensemble at their spring 2017 concert

Concerts and Events

Bob Fazecash conducts the University Jazz EnsembleBob Fazecash conducts the University Jazz Ensemble

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

1967 - 2017 Celebrating Music's 50th Concert Season and Anniversary!
 

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SoCA Presents Guest Artists

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

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, University Singers, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, and speical showcase concerts. Tickets $15 Adults and Seniors; Students $5.  

SoCA Fridays Student Recitals  Enjoy FREE performances and musical presentations by our faculty, special guests and students in SoCA's new and acoustically excellent 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 a Thursday evening.

Student Third Year and Graduation Recitals This year, third year and graduating Music students will perform solo recitals on campus and 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 2017 / 2018 Season

Fall 2017

 
 
 
 Columbian-born Soprano Margie BernalThursday, Sept. 21, 7:30 pmTenor, Ryan Paul Downey

Soprano Margie Bernal & Tenor Ryan Paul Downey Recital

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
Both soprano Margie Bernal and tenor Ryan Paul Downey are in Windsor this week preparing for a performance with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra's "Ode to Canada" concert this weekend featuring Beethoven's Symphony no. 9!
Colombian Soprano Margie Bernal is a doctoral candidate and voice instructor at Western University. A versatile performer, Margie enjoys to perform in both operatic and recital stages. Her interest in contemporary music has led her to collaborate with various composers, premiering different works.
 
Newfoundland tenor Ryan Downey has sung with opera companies and symphonies across Canada and in Europe and has been critically acclaimed for his “nimbleness of voice” (Bachtrack) and “clear intention and character” (Schmopera). Ryan is currently a member of the prestigious Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program at Vancouver Opera.
 
 
Saturday, September 23, 8:00 pm

Chamber Choir, University Singers & WSO Chorus, orchestra and soloists - Candide April 1, 2017

Windsor Symphony Orchestra - Ode to Canada
Beethoven Symphony no. 9

Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Robert Franz, conductor
UWindsor Chamber Choir and University Singers, Dr. Bruce Kotowich, director
 
A celebration of our country and our region! The concert opens with Fanfare by Jordan Pal, composed for Canada 150. Excerpts from Because We All Lived Here, a poetry collection that tells the stories of the towns and districts that now make up Windsor, will be read between movements of Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn. The celebration concludes as more than 150 chorus members and four outstanding soloists join the WSO for Beethoven’s monumental Symphony no. 9!  Information and tickets on the Windsor Symphony Orchestra website:  WSO – Ode to Canada

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

 
 
Alto Catherine McKeever taught voice at the University of Windsor for many yearsSunday, October 1, 2:30pm

Catherine McKeever Memorial Fundraiser Concert

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
 
Admission by Donation. All proceeds go to the Catherine McKeever Memorial Voice Scholarship at the University of Windsor.
 
 
Classical vocalist Dr. Jennifer SwansonFriday, Oct. 20, 7:30 pm

Jennifer Swanson Voice Recital

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, October 27, 7:30 pm

Classical Guitarist Tariq HarbTariq Harb, Guitar Recital

Capitol Theatre’s Kelly Theatre
121 University Avenue West
 
Saturday, October 28, 2:00 pm

Tariq Harb Guitar Masterclass

Location TBAPiano pedagogue, Dr. Philip Adamson
 
 
Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 pm

Philip Adamson, Piano: Beethoven Sonatas Recital #3

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
Reception to follow concert.
 
 
 
Maestro Robert Franz is music director of the Windsor Symphony OrchestraWednesday, November 15, 7:00 pm

Masterclass with WSO Music Director, Robert Franz

Location TBA
 
As Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra, and Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony, Robert Franz’s appeal as a first-rate conductor and enthusiastic award-winning educator is acclaimed by critics, composers and audiences of all ages. Composer Bright Sheng praised Franz for his “extremely musical and passionate approach towards music making” and critics hail his “masterly pace, emphasis, and technical control”, calling his conducting “viscerally thrilling”.
 
Canadian pianist Alain Lefèvre has performed in over 40 countriesSunday, Nov. 19, 2:00 pm

Alain Lefèvre, Piano Masterclass

Location TBA
 
Hailed as a “hero” (Los Angeles Times), a “smashing” performer (Washington Post), “a pianist who breaks the mold” (International Piano) and “who stands out from the typical trends and artifices offered on the international scene” (Classica), Alain Lefèvre pursues a sparkling career, having performed in over forty countries to the most prestigious venues (Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Théatre des Champs-Élysées, Théatre du Châtelet, Salle Pleyel, Teatro Colon, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Herodes Atticus Theatre, Epidaurus Theatre…) and participated to numerous international festivals (Ravinia, Saratoga, Wolf Trap, Athènes, Istanbul, Cervantino…)...
 
 
Dr. Papador conducts the University Wind EnsembleFriday, November 24, 7:30 pm

University Wind Ensemble concert

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Avenue West
 
 
Bob Fazecash conducts the University Jazz Ensemble at the 2017 Cabaret ConcertSaturday, November 25, 7:30 pm

University Jazz Ensemble concert

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Avenue West
 
 
 
 
Bruce Kotowich conducting the UWindsor Chamber Choir in Heritage AuditoriumSaturday, December 2, 7:30 pm
and Sunday, December 3, 2:30 pm

Festival of Christmas

UWindsor Chamber Choir and University Singers
  Dr. Bruce Kotowich, Director
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.

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2018

 
 
L - R: Vocalists Angelica, Celine & AaronSunday, January 14, 2:30 pm

Ianni Scholarship Competition

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 
 
 
Saturday, January 20

Audition Workshop #2

Robert Franz, Music Director, Windsor Symphony OrchestraSoCA Armouries building
 
 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

SoCA Music Alumni Concert with the WSO

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

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

 
Saturday February 3, 8:00 pm

WSO Masterworks: Marriage of Figaro

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W., downtown Windsor
Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Robert Franz, conductor
UWindsor Chamber Choir
University Singers
  Dr. Bruce Kotowich, director

Experience the remarkable marriage of beautiful music, social commentary, deviousness, and delight. The performance features a stellar cast in a concert version of Mozart’s beloved comedic opera. WSO - Marriage of Figaro     

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

 

Thursday, Feb. 15, 10:00 am

Julie & Jeremy Ludwig, Voice Masterclass

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 

MARCH

Friday, March 2, 7:30 pm

Nicholas Papador, Percussion Recital

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way

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Sunday, March 4, 2:30 pm

DSO Concertmaster Yoonshin SongDSO Trio

Yoonshin Song, violin
Eric Nowlin, viola
Wei Yu, cello
The DSO Trio consists of the Concertmaster (violin), Principal Violist and Principal Cellist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra!
 
SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 
 
Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm

Robert Franz Masterclass

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 
 
Friday, March 9, 7:30 pm

Rachel and Elsie Inselman Voice Recital

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 
 
Saturday, March 10, 2:00 pm

Rachel Inselman, Voice Masterclass

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 
 
Jazz pianist Tad Weed is assoc. prof. of jazz studies at University of toledoFriday, March 23, 10:00 am

Tad Weed, Jazz Piano Masterclass

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 
 
Saturday, March 24, 7:30 pm

Vocalist Shahida Nurullah and Pianist Tad Weed

Jazz vocalist Shahida Nurullah teaches jazz voice at the University of WindsorJazz Recital

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 

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Sunday, March 25, 2:30 pm

Director of Choirs, Dr. Bruce KotowichSpring Choral Celebration Concert

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.
 

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Saturday, March 24

Audition Day #1

SoCA Armouries building
 
 
 
 
Mr. Robert Fazecash directs the University Jazz EnsembleFriday, April 6, 8:00 pm

University Jazz Ensemble Cabaret

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

 

 

 
 
Members of the Clarinet section, University Wind EnsembleSunday, April 8, 2:30 pm

University Wind Ensemble Spring Concert

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

Saturday, April 14

Audition Day #2

SoCA Armouries building
 
Sunday, April 15, 10:00 am

Canadian Brass Masterclass!

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 
 

Saturday, April 28

Audition Day #3

SoCA Armouries building
 
 
 
 
 

Updated:  August 30, 2017