Butler Studio Concerto Gala

Pianist Dr. E. Gregory Butler at his grand pianoDr. E. Gregory Butler, professor emeritus, piano pedagogy and literature
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.
 
PERFORMERS
 
Pianist Willow Boismier is 12 years oldWillow Boismier
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.
 
 
Pianist Phoebe Croteau is 14 years oldPhoebe Croteau
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.
 
 
Val Daniel is a 4th year Music major at SoCA MusicMary-Valene Daniel
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 Harris is a grade 9 student at St. Joseph's Catholic High SchoolAndrew 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.
 
 
YuHeng Liu is a grade 9 student at St. Joseph's Catholic High SchoolYuHeng Liu
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.
 
 
Pianist Bethany Russell is a 3rd year Music major at SoCA MusicBethany Russell
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.
 
 
Pianist Nadia Santoro graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Windsor last spring.Nadia Santoro
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 SchoolYiyang Wang
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.
 
 
Pianist Elissa Wei is a grade 5 student at Notre Dame SchoolElissa Wei
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.
 
 
Pianist Keagan Yap is a grade 8 student at Ste. Anne French Immersion Catholic Elementary SchoolKeagan 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.
 
 
PROGRAM
 
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
 Elissa Wei
 
Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056        J. S. Bach
                  Allegro moderato
 Mary-Valene Daniel
 
Concerto in A Major, K. 414         W. A.  Mozart
Allegro
Keagan Yap
 
Concerto in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11        F. J. Haydn
Vivace
Bethany Russell
 
Concerto in A minor, Op. 16        E. Grieg
Allegro moderato
Andrew Harris
 
Intermission
 
Concerto No. 3 in D Major, “Youth”, Op. 50        D. Kabalevsky
Allegro molto
Willow Boismier
 
Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37        L. van Beethoven 
Allegro con brio
Phoebe Croteau
 
Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466        W. A. Mozart
Allegro
Nadia Santoro
 
Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18        S. Rachmaninoff   
 Allegro scherzando
Yu-Heng Liu
 
* Orchestral accompaniments will be performed on the second piano by Gregory Butler.
 
Program subject to change.
 

 

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