Brandon University to host reception in memory of late Dr. Perkins

Brandon University will be the venue for a memorial reception in honour and memory of the late Dr. Harold (Jack) Perkins, a former President and Vice-Chancellor at BU. On Friday, July 26, Dr. Perkins passed away peacefully at the age of 89. An obituary is available online at https://www.brockiedonovan.com/obituaries/Harold-Jack-Perkins/#!/Obituary A funeral service will be held […]

Brandon University welcomes 10th anniversary Augustfest

Conceived as a way of celebrating the contributions of musicians with significant connections to Western Manitoba, Augustfest X opens Sunday evening August 11 and runs through Friday, August 16, 2019. Concerts will be held each evening in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on the Brandon University campus. Although Augustfest is an independent non-profit community festival, […]

Rave reviews for new album by BU violinist on current tour

A Brandon University (BU) School of Music Associate Professor will perform concerts close to home and on the other side of the world this summer in support of her new album. Violinist Kerry DuWors and pianist Futaba Niekawa, who teaches at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, have performed together as duo526 since they studied […]

Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival celebrates 14 years this July

The fourth week of July marks the fourteenth season of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival directed by pianists Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov. This year’s Festival is comprised of 6 concerts: five chamber concerts and a jazz concert. Performances run from Wednesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 28 and feature a wide variety of […]

BU Concert Choir welcomes alumni to perform Mozart’s Requiem

The Brandon University (BU) Concert Choir will welcome back four of its former members as soloists for a concert this week. Soprano Sharon Rogers, mezzo Erika Rasmussen, tenor Clint McLachlan and bass Nicholas Urquhart will join the BU Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Andrée Dagenais, for a performance of Mozart’s Requiem on Saturday, […]

Polaris Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher to perform and speak at BU

BRANDON – Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher will visit Brandon University (BU) to conclude the 2018-19 pro series season on Tuesday, March 5. The Toronto-based musician will also take part in a workshop on Monday, March 4, presented by the Institute for Research in Music and Community at BU. A former artist in residence […]

BU to recognize diverse group of female students

BRANDON – The community is invited to help Brandon University (BU) kick off International Women’s Day celebrations early by honouring 19 outstanding female students at a reception next week. The students will be presented with a certificate of commendation at a reception on Thursday, March 7. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., in the […]

Faculty Concert showcases outstanding local talent

Every midwinter, the pro series shines a spotlight on many brilliant performers who are also Brandon University (BU) faculty members. In this season’s edition, the offerings feature various instrumental groupings, while spanning genres and styles, from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The concert will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Lorne Watson […]

Public talk by writer highlights upcoming Indigenous events at BU

Writer, educator and activist Dr. Niigaan Sinclair will visit Brandon University (BU) for a free public talk on Monday, Feb. 4. Dr. Sinclair’s presentation, Forgetting to Dream: Reconciliation in Reverse, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building. The talk will be followed by a […]

Pro series showcase of Canadian diversity includes music composed by BU grad

The much lauded piano quartet Ensemble Made In Canada (EMIC) will perform the next concert in the pro series season at Brandon University (BU). The pro series concert will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m., at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building. Continuing their concert tour […]

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