Pro Series performer combines Turkish and Western classical music

The western Manitoba audience will have a rare opportunity to hear a master of the kanun, a Turkish stringed instrument, when Didem Başar visits for a pro series performance on Friday evening at 7:30. The concert is a collaboration with the Continuum Series through Virtuosi Concerts of Winnipeg. It will feature Montreal-based musicians Başar and […]

Grammy, Juno award nominees headline BU Jazz Festival

Grammy-nominated vocalist Sara Gazarek heads the list of performers at this week’s Brandon University (BU) Jazz Festival. Gazarek, who is based on Los Angeles, was nominated for two Grammys for her 2019 album Thirsty Ghost, and earned a third nomination in 2021, as part of the vocal quartet säje, for their debut single. Her latest […]

Rejuvenated jazz festival arrives at BU next month

The return of Brandon’s biggest jazz celebration is less than a month away. The Brandon University (BU) Jazz Festival will take place from March 16 to 18, 2023 at the BU School of Music and the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium (WMCA), with tickets to the showcase concerts now available at The event marks the […]

Brandon University welcomes soprano Elin Rombo for performance, guest lectures

A highly accomplished and internationally renowned School of Music alumna is returning to Brandon University (BU) this month for a performance and a weeklong residency as a guest lecturer. Swedish soprano Elin Rombo’s unique voice and intelligent interpretations have won acclaim in Europe’s great opera houses. A 1998 BU graduate, Rombo will be in Brandon […]

BU students plan professional development conference for music education

The 17th annual Da Capo Conference is coming soon! The Da Capo Conference is an all-day workshop of professional development opportunities for pre-service and current music educators, which is organized annually by the Brandon University Student Music Educators Association. This year’s conference will be held on January 21, 2023 at the Brandon University School of […]

Duo526 takes Brandon audience on musical journey

Performances with duo526 have taken Brandon University (BU) School of Music professor Kerry DuWors around the world, and, for the next pro series concert, she will take a hometown audience on a journey of their own. DuWors, on violin, and her duo526 partner Futaba Niekawa, on piano, will perform a 60-minute-long program of sonatas from […]

Celebrated BU pianist inducted as Fellow to Royal Society of Canada

Megumi Masaki is today being inducted as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada. Masaki is a professor of piano in Brandon University’s School of Music, director of the New Music Ensemble, curator/founder of the annual BU New Music Festival, and Artistic Director, E-Gré National Music Competition. She is in Calgary for the prestigious ceremony, […]

E-Gré winner David Potvin prepares for pro series performance

The winner of the 45th Eckhardt-Gramatté (E-Gré) National Music Competition, held earlier this year, will perform a pro series concert at Brandon University (BU) on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Montréal-based pianist David Potvin will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building. Potvin released a […]

Brandon University welcomes ‘Canzona’ choir to local performance

BU New Music Festival returns with three nights of concerts

The Brandon University (BU) New Music Festival returns live and in-person, with three exciting concerts, from November 14 to 16. The BU New Music Festival was last held in-person in 2020. The 2021 Festival was online. “We have assembled a very talented and diverse group of artists, who are going to help us push the […]

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