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57th Annual Kiwanis Music Festival
Wednesday, March 22 - Wednesday, April 12, 2017


STARS OF THE FESTIVAL - May 23
Tuesday MAY 23, 7:30 p.m. Centennial Hall
Admission $10.00, Children 12 & under free (VIP Pass does not apply )
Ticket are available at Long & McQuade,
725 Fanshawe Park Rd. W. & 20 Meg Drive, London
Centennial Hall box office, 550 Wellington Street, London or cash door.

 

Jim Scott, Festival Chair
Linda Wharton, M.C.

 

Mountsfield Public School O Canada Choir
Karen Pincombe, Conductor
Winner Canada’s 150th Award
O Canada/We are a Story, C. Lavallee/B.Radcliffe
Accompanist: Lydia Kendell

London Central Secondary School Senior String Orchestra
Imraan Haq, Conductor
Winner Henry Boldt Trophy
Danse Bacchanale, C.Saint-Saens, arr. S. Dackow

Hugo Russell, Piano
Solo Trophy Winner
Provincial Finalist 2017
Sonata in D Major K311 Mvt. 1, W.A. Mozart

 

Wilfrid Jury Public School Waterfalls
Rosemary Bannerman, Conductor
Winner Carol & Brian Strachan Award
Stand Together, Jim Papoulis

Patrick Smithers, Trumpet
Winner Aussie Carter Jazz Trophy
Provincial Finalist 2017
Trumpet Sonata, Mvt. 1, Paul Hindemith
Accompanist: Sarah Bowker

 

Parade of Award Winners

Susannah Salamon
Winner Canada’s 150th Award
Vive le Canada!, Susannah Salamon

 

L.B. Pearson School for the Arts Symphony Orchestra
S. Allison & B. Van Pelt, Conductors
Winner Gold Award
Peer Gynt Selections, Edvard Grieg, arr.Meyer

 

H.B. Beal Secondary School Singers
David Weaver, Conductor
Winner Alex Clark Memorial Trophy
Kyrie eleison & Dies Irae from Requiem, W.A.Mozart
Accompanist: Grace Yip

 

London Central Secondary School Jazz Band
R.J. Wieczor, Conductor
Winner Kiwanis Challenge Trophy
Fiesta Bahia, Victor Lopez

 

Joshua Lee, Strings
Rose Bowl Entrant
Provincial Finalist 2017
Polonaise Brilliante, Op.4, Henryk Wieniawski,
Accompanist: Lynda Kennedy

 

IN T E R M I S S I O N
 

Ben Kubica & Sarah Cupit
Winners Canada’s 150th Award
The Canada Suite: Waves and Romance, Ben Kubica

 

Princess Anne French Immersion Public School
Grade 7/8 String Orchestra
Leigh Walter Conductor
Winner Cathy Clark Trophy
Dark Visions, Kevin Mixon

 

Stoneybrook Public School Band
Craig Woodland, Conductor
Provincial Finalist 2017
Stoneybrook Overture, Chris Bernotas

 

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School Senior Choir
and Chamber Strings
Shawn Chabot & Lydia Kendell, Conductors
Winner Marlene & Gerald Fagan Trophy & Award
Glow, Eric Whitacre

 

Parade of Award Winners


Catholic Central High School Chamber Choir
Don Sills, Conductor
National First Place Winner 2016
Provincial Finalist 2017
Wade in the Water, John Conalan

 

Lili Ahopelto, Piano
Winner Open Piano Competition
Rose Bowl Entrant
Provincial Finalist 2017
Deux Poèmes, Op.32, Alexander Scriabin

 

Forest City School for Talent Education
Forest City Violins
Irene Tandberg, Conductor
Winner Leonard Morley Rose Bowl
Cantabile, Niccolo Paganini,
Accompanist: Norman Abbott

 

Marcel Sokalski, Baritone
Rose Bowl Winner
"Kogda by zhizn domashnim krugom"
from Eugene Onegin, Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
Accompanist: Marianna Chibotar

 

Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School Senior Band
Nigel Evans, Conductor
Winner Martin Boundy Memorial Trophy
Nordanvind, Carl Strommen

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

The JEANS’ N' CLASSICS SEASON - May 26
May 26, 2017 : Canada Rocks — The Best of Homegrown Rock and Pop in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary,
featuring music from artists such as The Guess Who, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Rush 
Where: The Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St.
Tickets: $65 or $82.50 (plus $4 handling), available at the box office, by calling 519-672-8800, or online at grandtheatre.co

 

CANADA 150 - Sunday, June 18, 2017
London Concert Band, Conductor Robert Kennedy and Master of Ceremonies Dennis Garnhum, Artistic Director of The Grand Theatre,
are proud to present “With Glowing Hearts: 
Canada 150” – a FREE concert to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial - 
on Sunday, June 18 at 2 pm at H .B. Beal Secondary School. 
Guests will be:
Ojibway Storyteller Aaron Bell; 
Nepali-Bhutanese dancers from Sir John A. Macdonald Public School;
the “Twelve” from the Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts; 
The Marrieds – Kevin Kennedy and Jane Carmichael;
the “Percussion Trio”;
and descendants of the Lombardo family. 
There’s also a stunning exhibit of H. B. Beal student art on display.
This concert is made possible by a generous grant from the Ontario 150 Community Celebration Fund,
through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports. 
Plan on joining this birthday celebration where we remember our history,
praise our vast spaces, and remind everyone of what a diverse and proud nation we are. 

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IF YOU GO - http://www.lfpress.com/2017/01/03/western-university-to-debut-360-summer-music-festival-in-august
http://www.lfpress.com/2017/01/06/more-than-60-local-initiatives-including-the-great-canadian-roadshow-mark-canadas-150th-birthday
What: First edition of Western 360 Summer Music Festival. Chamber music performers include First Nations' drum circle, guest artists, Western University faculty and festival student participants. Workshop, health-and-wellness activities and more also part of fest. Costs to be announced.
When: Aug. 10-13, 2017
Where: Western Don Wright faculty space
Details: For 50 string players (violin, viola, cello); open to Grades 11, 12 students and all years of undergraduate study in its first edition. "Preference given to applicants who are artistically inclined, looking to be global citizens and curious about how to break out from traditions." Faculty includes violinists Scott St. John, Annette-Barbara Vogel, Geoff Nuttall; Thomas Wiebe, cello; Ensemble Made in Canada (Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano); Stephan Sylvestre, piano.
Visit music.uwo.ca/events/360-summer-festival/index.html for information or call 519-495-1660 or e-mail tboyd23@uwo.ca

 

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N O T I C E S

2017 AWARDS & TROPHIES - click on People/Winners
Awards, Gold Prizes and Trophies will be posted online as results are compiled.
Results are based upon adjudicators' recommedations.

 

2017 Provincials will be held in Hamilton, ON - May 28 to June 3, 2017
Visit www.omfa.info now takes you to www.omfa.ca - Ontario Music Festivals Association
2017 National Finals - will be held in Ottawa, ON from August 11-13, 2017 - Visit www.fcmf.org
( A great time to go to Ottawa, to also celebrate Canada's 150th birthday!) 

 

Dates for 58TH ANNUAL KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
WEDNESDAY,
APRIL 4, 2018 TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018.

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Music gives a soul to the universe,
Wings to the mind,
Flight to the imagination...
And life to everything. ... Plato

The Kiwanis Music Festival of London is proud
to have D & S Pianos
as our piano supplier. Their generosity is very much appreciated.