musical notes

Busy weekend ahead for music fans

Free public performances by music students, Friday in the Music Building, will open a weekend full of recitals for fans of all musical tastes.

The SoCA Fridays event, at noon in the Recital Hall, the Music Building’s room 139, will feature individual performances by trumpeters Matthew Lepain and Niklas Pizzolitto, pianists Mary-Valene Daniel and Hu Zhining, mezzo-sopranos Hope Foreman and Rachel Dundas, soprano Hannah Campeau and tenor James Suresh.

At 7 p.m. Friday, students in the voice studio of Lesley Andrew will stage a “Messiah recital.” Featured soloists include Emily Houchen, Nikki Anderson, Rachel Loerts, Tulin Fadel, Andrea Obeid, Jefferson Hills, Angelica Sciacca, Deidre MacLeod, Celina Bechard, and Aimee Clifford. The event, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 834 Raymo Road, is free and open to the public.

Third-year music major Austin Di Pietro presents his jazz/pop recital, “Silver Trumpets,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Rondo, 63 Pitt Street East.

Saturday at 6 p.m., students from the flute studio of Laurel Swinden will showcase works for flute solo and ensemble, including a special piccolo feature. Admission is free, in the Recital Hall, Music Building.

Jazz/pop guitarist Peter Stratil will perform his graduation recital Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Rondo, 63 Pitt Street East.

Additionally, the Piano Concerto Gala will showcase students of Gregory Butler, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall; and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra has teamed up with Lancer women’s basketball for “A Night in Vienna” Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Capitol Theatre.