The Augustfest Homecoming 2022 Concert Series is returning to the Brandon University School of Music, starting this week Friday evening.

Event coordinator, David Charles Wilson, says he's very please to bring this summer concert series back to Brandon after 2 years of cancellations due to COVID.

"We had a wonderful program planned two years ago, but it wiped it right out.  So, then we just had to lie low because people weren't able to travel, because we depend on our artists travelling fairly major distances," explains Wilson.

Wilson says Augustfest dates back to the time when there were a variety of events for many different kinds of music.  "Music tending towards classical was missing and so I thought that was something I could dabble in.  So we started bringing concert pianists, singers and so forth to Brandon each August."

"I am very excited about this year's concert series," shares Wilson. "We are having people come who I never expected to come onboard, and it's going to be a great time for serious [classical] music in this part of the world."

Ticket Information:

  • No advance tickets will be made available.
  • Please purchase your admission at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall 30 minutes prior to each concert.
  • Admission $40.00 each – Cash only

Concert Details:

Location:  Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University

Friday, July 29, 2022, 7:30 PM
Recital by the renowned pianist Andrew Armstrong, featuring works by Fryderyk Chopin, Claude Debussy, Aaron Jay Kernis, and George Gershwin.

Saturday, July 30, 2022, 3:00 PM
With Kerry DuWors, Associate Professor, Violin and Chamber Music, Brandon University School of Music, accompanied by Andrew Armstrong, performing Beethoven Sonatas Nos. 2 & 4, and Grieg Sonata No. 3.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 7:30 PM
Duo pianists Madeline Hildebrand and Everett Hopfner. Programm details to follow.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 7:30 PM
James McLennan, renowned Canadian tenor, accompanied by pianist Laura Loewen, is joined by guest vocalist soprano Lara Ciekiewitz. Programm details to follow.

Sunday, August 14, 2022, 3:00 PM
Augustfest concludes with a concert of string quintets featuring:
Karl Stobbe – Violin
Kristina Bauch – Violin
Greg Hay – Viola
Kelvin Enns – Viola
Minna Chung – Cello
Repertoire: Mozart C Major Quintet, Brahms Quintet.

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