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
 

2017/2018 marks Music's 50th Concert Season
 

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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

Chamber Choir, University Singers & WSO Chorus, orchestra and soloists - Candide April 1, 2017Saturday, September 23, 8:00 pm
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

 
 Columbian-born Soprano Margie BernalThursday, Sept. 21, 7:30 pm
Soprano Margie Bernal & Tenor Ryan Paul Downey Recital
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
 
Friday, Sept. 22, 10:00 am
Soprano Margie Bernal & Tenor Ryan Paul Downey Masterclass
Location TBA
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
Friday, Oct. 20, 7:30 pm
Jennifer Swanson Voice Recital
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
 
 
Thursday, Oct. 26, Time TBA
University Wind Ensemble Chamber Concert
SoCA Armouries, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 
 
Friday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Classical Guitarist Tariq HarbTariq Harb, Guitar Recital
Location TBA
 
Saturday, October 28, 2:00 pm
Tariq Harb Guitar Masterclass
SoCA Armouries, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 
 
Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30 pm
Philip Adamson, Piano
Beethoven Sonatas Recital #3
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 pm
Masterclass with WSO Music Director, Robert Franz
SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 
 
 
Friday, November 24, 7:30 pm
University Wind Ensemble concert
Capitol Theatre, 121 University Avenue West
 
 
Saturday, November 25, 7:30 pm
University Jazz Ensemble concert
Capitol Theatre, 121 University Avenue West
 
 
Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, time TBA
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

 
 

MARCH

SoCA’s Guest Artist Talks are FREE of charge and open to the public.

 

Sunday, March 25, 2:30 pm
Director of Choirs, Dr. Bruce KotowichSpring 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.
 
 
 

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

Saturday, April 14

Audition Day #2

SoCA Armouries building
 
 
 

Saturday, April 28

Audition Day #3

SoCA Armouries building
 
 
 
 
 

Updated:  June 16, 2017