2013-2014 Season

The 40th Concert Season!

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Friday, October 25th

Cambrian Faculty Potpourri “Romantic Splendour”

The Cambrian College School of Music’s world-class faculty presents a concert of some of the greatest music of the 19th century.  This first concert of the Cambrian Concert Series’ 40th season will be the perfect balance of beauty and excitement!


Wednesday, November 6th

G8 Guitar Summit “2 Continents on 8 Guitars”

Internationally acclaimed Canadian Guitar Quartet join the Salzburg Guitar Quartet from Austria in a concert that celebrates this popular and lyrical instrument.  This concert is presented in partnership with Guitars Alive and coincides with the release of the CGQ’s latest CD. The Sudbury Guitar Orchestra and Cambrian College Guitar Ensembles will open the show.


Friday, December 6th

Piano Grande “Paris and the (Rite of) Spring”

Hear the ballet music that caused an actual riot, played in its original piano duet form, plus works by composers who were at the Rite’s earth-shattering premiere. This annual tradition continues as faculty and students from the Cambrian College School of Music are joined by special guests to present another thoroughly entertaining evening of music for the piano.  Admission is free with a donation of non-perishable goods, in support of local foodbanks.


Friday, January 10

Adopt a Composer Concert

Cambrian Concert Series is very pleased to present Jason White, classical-jazz crossover pianist, in a program that includes his arrangement of Frank Zappa’s Black Page and improvisations in the style of Thelonius Monk and Steve Reich.


Friday, February 7th

40th Anniversary Concert Season Celebration!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Cambrian Concert Series, Cambrian College’s School of Music is marking 40 years of public concerts, and the public is invited to join the celebration. A special concert is planned that will highlight the talents of present and former faculty, as well as special guest artists. Some of the performers include Metro Kozak, John Hannah, Marion Harvey and Brenda Arrowsmith. Pieces featured during the musical evening will include Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, Brahms’ F minor Quintet and a world premiere commissioned by the Cambrian guitar faculty (also known as The Sudbury Guitar Trio).


Friday, March 14th

The Russians Are Coming!

2012 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition Winner ROVSHAN MAMEDKULIEV visits Sudbury direct from Russia performing music from Cuba, Spain, Czechoslovakia and Russia.


Friday, April 11th

Senior Awards Competition Finals

Enjoy the sounds of some of Cambrian’s most talented music students at the Senior Awards concert competition. Students in instrumental and vocal categories will be competing for top honours, scholarships, and trophies.

Lunchtime Series (12:30, Rm. 1176)

 Wednesday, October 9th

Autumn Leaves

Join Cambrian’s music faculty for a concert that expresses the beauty and melancholy of Autumn through the music of Tchaikowsky,  Eddie Duchin, Roger Williams and others.


Wednesday, November 27th

Winter is Coming!

The students and faculty of the School of Music present a program of festive music featuring Anderson’s famous Sleigh Ride and the Mendelssohn Christmas pieces.


Wednesday , February 19th

Cambrian Piano Idol: Telling Tales

Enjoy a recital of works based on tales and legends given by students in our program, then vote for your favourite performance.


Wednesday, March 26th

“The Joy of Spring”

Join the faculty of the School of Music as we explore the many facets and mixed emotions that the Spring Season brings. The program includes Schubert’s beloved Shepherd on the Rock.

Special Events

Sunday, December 1st at 7:30pm, Rm. 2226

Cambrian Celebrates the Season

Join the Cambrian Choir and the Cambrian Wind Ensemble as we celebrate the season with a wonderful variety of music which will have everyone humming into the holidays!


Saturday, Dec. 14th at 7:00pm, St. Andrew’s Place

Sudbury Youth Orchestra “Tunes and Texts of the Season”

The Sudbury Youth Orchestra performs Christmas music written by some of classical music’s most well-known composers, combined with famous words written about the holiday season.  A concert to warm the heart in the cold midwinter!


Saturday, February 8, 2:30pm, Cambrian College Downtown Open Studio

Another Chance Concert

To mark the final day of the About Face exhibit at Cambrian’s downtown Open Studio, the College’s Guitar Ensembles and Guitar Orchestra will perform. About Face is an exhibit of work by Cambrian Graphic Design students that explores the stories and reveals the faces of Sudburians who rely on the Samaritan Centre’s services to meet their basic needs.


Sunday, February 23rd, 7:30pm, Cambrian College Amphitheatre, Room 2226

Picks and Sticks 3: the Return of the PnS

This annual meeting of guitar and percussion students will be epic! Face-to-face and head on, these performers will perform music to thrill and dazzle the audience. This time its for real.


Saturday, March 22nd, 7:30pm, Cambrian College Amphitheatre, Room 2226

Divas and Divos in Training

A delightful concert of opera and art song repertoire featuring Cambrian College Voice Majors and Dr. Charlene Biggs on piano.


Sunday, April 6th, 2:00pm, Cambrian College Amphitheatre, Room 2226

Cambrian Choirs and Wing Ensemble present “Spring Mix”

Enjoy a refreshing mix of new and old music.  A new take on Faure’s Requiem is tossed with re-imagined Mozart and topped off with the world premiere of a brand new work by Michael Cortes.


Sunday, April 13th, 7:00pm.  St. Andrews Place

Sudbury Youth Orchestra present “For Those About to Rock”

The Sudbury Youth Orchestra takes us on a journey from the early days of rock and roll up to the present, exploring its influence on today’s performers and composers.  The performance will include renditions of classic tunes by Elvis, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen and many more. Strings, keyboard, drums and guitars combine for a concert that is guaranteed to rock!