Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 19:30
Sunday, March 26, 7:30 pm
Piano Concerto Gala
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
Tickets: Adults $20; Students $10
All proceeds will be donated to SoCA – Music scholarships.
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Concerto Gala 2017, on Sunday, March 26, 2017, 7:30 pm, Heritage Auditorium, celebrates the many unique contributions the School of Creative Arts ( SoCA ) and the University of Windsor have made to Music in the Windsor community. The uniqueness of this concert will be the performance of piano concerti movements by ten talented young pianists. Dr. Greg Butler and the students of the Butler Piano Studio have been associated with the School of Music, SoCA and the University of Windsor for over forty years. Many of Dr. Butler’s private students have been recruited to SoCA and have gone on to exceptional graduate schools like Eastman, Juilliard, Toronto, Michigan, Manhattan and McGill. Several, throughout the world, are enjoying distinguished teaching and performing careers. This concert highlights piano at SoCA, and will delight and dazzle in its presentation of beauty and pianistic virtuosity.
Willow Boismier is a twelve-year old, home-schooled student who has been a member of the
Butler Piano Studio since 2013. Previously, she was a student of Keith Wilkinson.
Fourteen-year old Phoebe Croteau is a grade 9 student at St. Patrick high school in Sarnia and joined the Butler Piano Studio in 2016. Her previous teachers include Dr. Louis Nagel and Mrs. Sharon Sedgeworth.
Mary-Valene Daniel is a fourth-year music major in SOCA and became a member of the Butler Piano Studio in 2013. She studied previously with Professor Joy Tappenden.
Andrew Lyon Aaron Harris
Andrew is a grade nine student at St. Joseph's High School and joined the Butler Piano Studio in September, 2014. He previously studied with Dr. Thomas Green.
Fifteen-year old YuHeng Liu is a Grade 9 student at St. Joseph High School and joined the Butler Piano Studio in September 2015. His previous teachers include Ms. Evgeniya Uglova, and Ms. Shiyi Zhao.
Bethany Russell is a third-year music major in SoCA and became a member of the Butler Piano Studio in 2014. She previously studied with both Lynne Stenlund and Kara Kootstra.
Nadia earned her Honours Bachelor of Music from the University of Windsor - School of Creative Arts under the direction and mentorship of Dr. E. Gregory Butler. A member of the Butler Piano Studio since 2009, Nadia plans to continue pursuing Performance at the graduate level.
Yiyang Wang is a Grade 8 student at Southwood Public School. She has been a member of the Butler Piano Studio since 2015. Her previous teacher was Mrs. Mary Clare Koopman.
Ten-year old Elissa Wei is a Grade 5 student at Notre Dame School and joined the Butler Piano Studio in 2015. Her previous teacher was Mrs. Beverly Kyriakos.
Keagan H. Yap
A Grade 8 student at St. Anne French Immersion Catholic Elementary School, Keagan H. Yap joined the Butler Piano Studio in 2016. He studied previously with Mr. Alde Calongcagong.
Concerto in G Minor, Op. 25 F. Mendelssohn
Molto allegro con fuoco
Yiyang Wang *
Concerto in C Major, Hob. XVI: 4 F. J. Haydn
1. Allegro 2. Menuet: Trio 3. Finale: Allegro
Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056 J. S. Bach
Concerto in A Major, K. 414 W. A. Mozart
Concerto in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11 F. J. Haydn
Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 E. Grieg
Concerto No. 3 in D Major, “Youth”, Op. 50 D. Kabalevsky
Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 L. van Beethoven
Allegro con brio
Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 W. A. Mozart
Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 S. Rachmaninoff
* Orchestral accompaniments will be performed on the second piano by Gregory Butler.
Program subject to change.