VABE student exhibition in the SoCA Gallery

SoCA Events

Armouries' Performance Hall with 9' Yamaha CFX Grand PianoArmouries' Performance Hall with 9' Yamaha CFX Grand Piano

 

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

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SoCA Gallery Exhibitions

SoCA Presents Artist Talks

The SoCA Presents Artist Talks series feature professional visual and multmedia artists —faculty and guests— at the new SoCA Armouries' in either the Performance Hall or SoCA Gallery. Free event.

SoCA Presents Guest Artists

The SoCA Presents Guest Artists series feature professional musicians—faculty and guests—in concert, at the SoCA Armouries' new Performance Hall. 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 $20 Adults and Seniors; Students $5.  

Student Third Year and Graduation Recitals This year, third year and graduating Music students will perform solo recitals in the Armouries Performance Hall or at a variety of venues around Windsor.  

Community Concert series at SoCA Armouries. Sundays at 2 pm these free recitals feature performances by young musicians in the studios of ORMTA teachers and other music teachers in our community.

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.  

 

Winter 2019

JANUARY

Group photo of the 2018 Ianni Scholarship Competitors
Friday, January 11, 7:30 pm

Ianni Scholarship Competition

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
Purchase your tickets at the Performance Hall this evening.
 
 
Saturday, January 12, 10:00 am

Singing actress, Karen Driscoll, soprano

Voice masterclass with Karen Driscoll

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
This masterclass if free to audit. The public is welcome.
A select number of current SoCA voice students will perform for Ms. Driscoll during this masterclass.
 
 
Before Breakfast, one-woman opera is based on the work of the same title by the great Eugene O’NeillSaturday, January 12, 7:30 pm

Before Breakfast, Karen Driscoll as Charlotte

Michael Karloff, piano

One-woman opera performance

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
Purchase your tickets at the Performance Hall Saturday evening.
 
Before Breakfast is a one-woman opera based on the work of the same title by the great Eugene O’Neill. This tragic story of a failing marriage is revealed through a one-way conversation by a distraught wife as her husband, Alfred Rowland, listens from another room. During this monologue, Charlotte unveils the details of their heartbreaking history from the night they first met, their unrealized dreams, to the tragedy that has torn them apart. Charlotte finally discovers evidence of her husband’s recent infidelity, which sends her into a frenzy so agonizing, she feels compelled to verbally destroy him.  After hearing a loud crash behind the door in the bathroom, she must face the affect those cutting words have had on her husband.

 

Saxophonist Jeff Price is an instructor at the School of Creative ArtsSunday, January 20, 2:00 pm

Jeff Price, Saxophone

Faculty Recital
Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
 
 
 
Gordon Wolfe is principal trombone of the Toronto Symphony OrchestraThursday, January 24, 7:00 pm

Gordon Wolfe, Trombone Masterclass

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
This masterclass if free to audit. The public is welcome.
A native of Nelson, BC, Gordon Wolfe joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Trombone in 2001 and took over the role of Principal Trombone in 2006.
A select number of current SoCA trombone students will perform for Mr. Wolfe during this masterclass.
 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Audition Workshop

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave. East
10:00am Welcome and program information
10:30am Audition success
11:30am Building tour
12:30pm Lunch and rehearsals/warm-ups
2:00pm Mock auditions

 

FEBRUARY

February 8 -10 – Alumni Choir Reunion Weekend

See the complete schedule here:
   
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:30 pm

SoCA/WSO Alumni Concert featuring the Alumni Choir

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W.
Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Wiley, conductor
Richard Householder, guest conductor
SoCA Concerto Competition Winners:

SoCA choirs and WSO Chorus performing Candide in Concert with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra

David Katich-McNamara, baritone
Matthew Lepain, trumpet
Alde Calongcagong, piano
Amelia Daigle, soprano
Erin Armstrong Dickau, mezzo-soprano
Steven Henrikson, bass
Alumni Choir, Prof. Richard Householder, conductor
UWindsor Chamber Choir, Dr. Bruce J. G. Kotowich, director

Tickets $30 Adults; $10 Students.
Available thru the WSO Box Office. Call 519-973-1238 ext 2, or purchase online at www.windsorsymphony.com

 

MARCH

 
Friday, March 1, 7:30 pm

University Jazz Ensemble + High School Honour Jazz Ensemble Concert

Robert Fazecash, director
Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W.
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Audition Day #1

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave., East
 
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 7:30 pm

Dr. Jennifer Swanson is SoCA's classical voice facutlyJennifer Swanson, voice recital

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
 
Monday, March 4, 7:00 pm

Robert Franz Masterclass

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 pm

SoCA, WSYO, WSO Side by Side by Side

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W.
Tickets: Please contact the WSO Box Office (519) 973-1238 ext. 2, or, purchase online at www.windsorsymphony.com
 
Pianist Philip AdamsonFriday, March 8, 7:30 pm

Philip Adamson. piano

Faculty Recital
Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East

 

 

Baritone Clarence FrazerSaturday, March 9, 2:00 pm

Voice Masterclass with Clarence Frazer, baritone

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
This masterclass if free to audit. The public is welcome.
A select number of current SoCA voice students will perform for Mr. Frazer during this masterclass.
**Clarence Frazer is the bass soloist in the Windsor Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks concert Mozart Requiem, Saturday, March 9, 8:00 pm at the Capitol Theatre.
 
 
Windsor Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor, Daniel WileyWednesday, March 20, 7:00 pm

Maestro Daniel Wiley Masterclass

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East

 

 
Friday, March 29, 8:00 pm

SoCA Jazz Cabaret

University Jazz Ensemble, Robert Fazecash, director
SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
 

APRIL

 
Friday, April 5, 7:30 pm

Dr. Bruce Kotowich conducting the UWindsor Chamber ChoirSpring Choir Concert

UWindsor Chamber Choir
University Singers
  Dr. Bruce Kotowich, director
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Audition Day #2

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave., East

 

Sunday, April 7, 7:30 pm

Wind Ensemble Concert

University Wind Ensemble, Nicholas Papador, director
Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W.
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 

Flutist and alumnus Audrey Schumacher

 
 
 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Audition Day #3

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave., East
 
 
 
 
 

Updated:  January 2, 2019