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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


We are pleased to welcome the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) to campus between June 17 to July 30 for their summer training institute hosted in the Faculty of Music facilities. For more than fifty years, NYO Canada has enjoyed an iconic reputation as Canada’s orchestral finishing school providing the most comprehensive and in-depth training program available to our country’s best young classical musicians. Following their time at Laurier, the orchestra will travel cross-Canada to perform in some of Canada’s most prestigious concert halls.

During their time in Waterloo, NYO Canada will host a series of faculty and students concerts in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall and at the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Many concerts are free or by donation.

NYO Canada Faculty Concert

This concert will feature NYO Canada faculty members.

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
  • 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Program

  • Peter Hatch: Cooking with Alice
  • Simon Steen-Anderson: Next to Beside Besides for Percussion and Cello

NYO Canada Student Concert

This concert will feature NYO Canada student musicians.

  • Friday, June 24, 2016
  • 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Program

  • Steve Reich: Music for pieces of wood
  • Schiffeholz: Trio Sonata for Two Basoons and Piano
  • Böhme: Trumpet Sextet

NYO Canada Student Concert

This concert will feature NYO Canada student musicians.

  • Saturday, June 25, 2016
  • 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Program

  • Elliot Cole: Postludes (selections)
  • Steve Reich: Drumming part 1
  • Mozart: Flute Quartet in D
  • Jolivet: Pastorales de Noël
  • Tomasi: Être ou ne Pas Être

NYO Canada Faculty Concert

This concert will feature the Fermosa String Quartet.

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  • 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Program

  • Shih-Hui Chen: Fantasia on the Theme of Plum Blossom (commissioned by the Formosa Quartet)
    • Fantasia
    • Ten Thousand Blooms
    • Plum Blossoms
  • Edvard Grieg: String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27
    • Un poco andante: Allegro molto ed agitato
    • Romanze: Andantino
    • Intermezzo: Allegro molto marcato – più vivo e scherzando
    • Finale: Lento – Presto al saltarello

NYO Canada Faculty Concert

This concert will feature Oesterle (Carrousel), Gripp (String Quartet) and Higdon (Dark Wood).

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016
  • 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

NYO Canada Student Concert

This concert will feature NYO Canada student musicians.

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Program

  • Pasculli: Omaggio a Bellini – Duetto
  • Mendelssohn: Octet (1st Mov)
  • Smetana: String Quartet

NYO Canada Student Concert

This concert will feature NYO Canada student musicians.

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Program

  • Debussy: Sonata (Flute Viola Harp)
  • Mozart: String Quartet in F major
  • Bliss: Oboe Quintet
  • Barber: Summer Music
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 14

NYO Canada Student Concert

This concert will feature NYO Canada student musicians.

  • Friday, July 1, 2016
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Program

  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80
  • Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon
  • Ibert: Deux Interludes
  • Beethoven: String Quartet in D major, Op. 18 No. 3

NYO Canada Student Concert

This concert will feature NYO Canada student musicians.

  • Friday, July 1, 2016
  • 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Program

  • Nielson: Quintet for Winds Op. 43
  • Poulenc: Trio for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone
  • Verdi: String Quartet
  • Tomasi: Cinq danses profanes et sacrées pour quintette à vent
  • Dvorak: String Quintet

NYO Canada Student Concert

This concert will feature NYO Canada student musicians.

  • Saturday, July 2, 2016
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Program

  • Malcolm Arnold: Brass Quintet No. 1
  • Górecki: Sonata for Two Violins op.10
  • Raff: Double Wind Quintet
  • Britten: String Quartet No. 2 in C major

NYO Canada Student Concert

This concert will feature NYO Canada student musicians.

  • Saturday, July 2, 2016
  • 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Program

  • Ravel: Introduction et Allegro
  • Ewald: Brass Quintet No. 1
  • Schumann: Piano Quintet
  • Michael Oesterle: Look on Glass
  • Goepfart: Wind Quartet Op. 93
  • Bartok: String Quartet No. 4

NYO Canada Student Concert

This concert will feature NYO Canada student musicians.

  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016
  • 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Program

  • Schumann: Piano Quintet
  • Tomasi: Cinq danses profanes et sacrées pour quintette à vent
  • Bartok: String Quartet No. 4

NYO Canada Faculty Concert

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016
  • 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

NYO Canada Faculty Concert

  • Friday, July 8, 2016
  • 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Cost

  • Entry by donation, suggested $15 (free CD $20+).

NYO Canada Faculty Concert

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
  • 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Cost

  • Entry by donation, suggested $15 (free CD $20+).

NYO Canada Student Concert

This concert will feature NYO Canada student musicians.

  • Friday, July 15, 2016
  • 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Program

  • Verdi: String Quartet
  • Barber: Summer Music
  • Dvorak: String Quintet

Cost

Purchase your tickets.

  • General admission $25
  • Student $15
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