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convocationhallsmallWED Mar 16 | 8PM
Convocation Hall, University of Alberta

Admission by donation


XIA Quartet:
Franz Schubert Quartettsatz, John McPherson In the Land of Pidge, and Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 4

XIA Quartet with the Enterprise Quartet:
Felix Mendelssohn Octet Opus 20

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– ​Dare to Discover Music Series​ –

winter sceneThe Enterprise Quartet

SUN | Dec 13, 2015 | 3PM

​Theatre, ​Whitemud Crossing Branch
Edmonton Public Library​ | 4211 – 106 Street


Beethoven String Quartet No.​ ​10​ (‘Harp’)​, Op. 74
Mendelssohn ​String Quartet No. 7 (​’4 Pieces​’), Op. 81


​​Free ​Admission


– Thanks to the ​Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Department of Music, U of Alberta, and Edmonton Public Library –

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contemporarycan800x450Guillaume Tardif, violin &
Roger Admiral, piano

SUN Oct 18, 2015 | 3PM | 
Convocation Hall, U of Alberta

An eclectic concert of cutting-edge Canadian compositions, featuring Buzz and 15 for Piano by UAlberta’s Howard Bashaw (Edmonton), as well as works by Isabelle Panneton (Montréal) and Hope Lee (Calgary). 

Tickets: $10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior

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Klimt - Emilie Flöge (1902)

G. Klimt ~ Emilie Flöge (1902)

Brussels : 1900 : Vienna
International Conference

with guest Kyung Rok Moon, violin

FRI September 11, 2015 | 7:30PM | Edmonton City Hall

Music by Jongen, Ysaÿe, and Zemlinsky

Free Admission


Sponsored by:
The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies
Faculty of Arts
KIAS austrian cultural forum




L’invitation: A Late Afternoon Concert

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The Enterprise Quartet
with Bailey Cameron, soprano and Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp, piano

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | 4:45PM | Edmonton City Hall

Music by Handel, Wagner, Duparc, Wieniawski, and Wolf

Free Admission

– Thanks to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Community Foundation, Edmonton City Hall, and the Department of Music, U Alberta –

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cherubini small    beethoven small

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 3PM* | Edmonton City Hall
*reminder – daylight savings begins!

Free Admission

Cherubini String Quartet No. 1 (1814; pub c1836) and
Beethoven String Quartet No. 11, Op 95 (1810)

– Thanks to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Community Foundation, Edmonton City Hall, and the Department of Music, U Alberta –

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Johannes BrahmsThe Enterprise Quartet with Kornel Wolak, clarinet

Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 8PM | Convocation Hall, U Alberta

Free Admission

Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op.115 (1891) and selections by Vivaldi, Bach, Paganini, de Abreau, and Gershwin

– Thanks to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Community Foundation and the Department of Music, U Alberta –

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Kornel WolakKORNEL WOLAK (clarinetist) performs as featured soloist and chamber musician in a wide variety of genres. His 2014/15 season includes performances and masterclasses in Ontario and British Columbia (Canada), New York, Ecuador, and his home country of Poland. With pianist Chris Donnelly, Kornel formed the Wolak Donnelly Duo, known for audience talks, diverse repertoire – including works from Mozart to Gershwin, and school and community outreach. The Duo is especially proud to have performed for Canadian audiences from coast to coast. As soloist, Mr. Wolak performed the Canadian premiere of John Adams’ “Gnarly Buttons” Clarinet Concerto broadcast on CBC Radio 2, and Marc Neikrug’s “Though Roses” at Glenn Gould Studio. Other solo appearances have included performances with the Toronto Sinfonietta, Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Niagara-on-the Lake Festival Orchestra, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra “Amadeus”, and Charleston Symphony Orchestra. As chamber musician, Mr. Wolak has appeared with the Wieniawski String Quartet, Glenn Gould String Quartet, Lodos Wind Quintet, Silver Birch String Quartet, and Borealis String Quartet. He was also a member of the renowned Quartetto Gelato.

In December 2014, Kornel earned his Doctorate Degree from the Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan, Poland. He appears as guest clinician lecturing on variety of topics related to clarinet repertoire, performances practice, reed making and technique. Mr. Wolak is also extremely devoted to music education; he established Music Mind Canada (MMC), an initiative that creates educational programs for schools and interested groups. MMC has performed throughout North America. Kornel Wolak is a regular fixture on the airwaves in Canada, the United States, and Poland. He is also a “Fryderyk” nominee, Poland’s highest recording award. Upcoming events include a recording of M. Weinberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 4 (solo clarinet and string orchestra) for Polish Radio Label, a tour of the Western United States as part of the Wolak-Donnelly Duo, a solo recital tour in Poland, and several lectures and masterclasses.

Guillaume Tardif, violin & Trevor Sanders, guitaripagani001p1

Friday, January 16, 2015

Edmonton City Hall

Free Admission


6 Sonatas for violin and guitar, op. 3,
Grand Sonata in A major for guitar and violin
Carnival of Venice for violin and guitar
Moto Perpetuo for violin and guitar, op. 11
Tarantella for violin and guitar

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