Renowned Musicians Visit Campus for Winter Festival

February 05, 2008 - Campus Bulletin

Internationally renowned musicians will be performing on campus as part of the School of Fine Art and Music's second annual winter music festival Feb. 7 to 13.

Running in partnership with the Guelph Jazz Festival, the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre and NUMUS, the week-long event features concerts and talks and showcases students' creative work.

The week kicks off Feb. 7 with a noon-hour session of creative electronic music with Guelph professor James Harley, University of Windsor professor Brent Lee and percussionist Jesse Stewart in Room 107 of the MacKinnon Building. This will be followed by a talk on ethnomusicology at 4 p.m. in Mackinnon 203 and an electric improv lab led by Lee at 4:30 p.m. Lee in Mackinnon 107.

On Feb. 8 live performances and discussions on musicianship start at 3:30 p.m. in Mackinnon 107. At 8 p.m. Stewart and pianist Michael Snow will perform at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students.

On Feb. 9, digital music presentations and talks on music history and musicology begin at 11:30 a.m. in Mackinnon 107. Stewart will give the keynote talk at 2 p.m.

The music continues Feb. 10 when the art centre hosts a performance by Lori Freedman on clarinet, David Prentice on violin, Stewart on drums and Guelph professors Ajay Heble on piano and Ellen Waterman on flutes. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

An open rehearsal with Freedman and U of G's Contemporary Music Ensemble is scheduled for Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Mackinnon 203.

The week wraps up Feb. 13 with a performance by Freedman, the Contemporary Music Ensemble and "Jazz in Schools" participants at 8 p.m. at the art centre.

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