Pianist Ross OsmunPianist Ross Osmun will perform with soprano Melinda Enns in concert Friday.

Handel, Rachmaninoff and Grieg head UWindsor grad’s concert program

A program of songs and arias is on offer Friday, January 30, when UWindsor alumnus Ross Osmun (BSc 1991, BMus 1994, B.Ed 1995) returns to campus for a concert in Assumption Hall.

Melinda EnnsDr. Osmun chairs the music department at Bishop’s University, where he is professor of piano, piano literature and theory. He will join his equally talented wife, soprano Melinda Enns, in a performance that includes works by George Frederick Handel, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Edvard Grieg.

While at Windsor, Osmun studied with Gregory Butler. He has performed nationally as recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician with important debuts in Calgary, Banff, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Quebec City and Charlottetown.

Enns has performed extensively on the operatic, oratorio and recital stages appearing as soloist with the Winnipeg, St. Luke’s and Windsor Symphony Orchestras, the Winnipeg Singers, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Currently a member of the voice faculty at Bishop’s University, she is the assistant conductor of the Bishop’s University Singers and maintains an active private teaching studio.

Their concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room, formerly Assumption University Chapel. Tickets are $15, with a student rate of $5. Order by phone at 519-253-3000, ext. 4212, or purchase online at www.uwindsor.ca/music. Find more information, including a concert program and performer biographies, on the event website.

The couple will also conduct a master class for student pianists and classical singers on Saturday, January 31. The event is free and open to observation by the public at 2 p.m. in room 126, Music Building.