CONCERT TICKETS: Adults/Seniors $15;
Students (with ID) $5.
Order by phone at 519-253-3000 ext. 4212; or purchase online.
Tickets also available at the door.
The Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre is located at 3277 Sandwich Street on the southeast corner of Sandwich and Brock street. There is free street parking in the area.
Thomas Christian David (b. 1925) - Sonata
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) - Grand duo concertante
Chris Ledroit (b. 1975) - A step without feet
Otar Taktakishvilli (1924-1989) - Sonata
Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) – Dash
Jaimie Wagner, flute
Jaimie Wagner decided to become a professional flute player at the age of 12 when she was invited to go on tour with James Galway and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing John Corigliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy. She received her BM in flute performance from Ithaca College, NY, in 1998 and her MM from the University of Michigan in 2000. Her teachers include Jeffery Zook, Sharon Sparrow, Mark Sparks, Claudia Anderson, and Wendy Mehne. She has performed in master classes for many celebrated flutists including James Galway, Trevor Wye, Julius Baker, and William Bennett.
Ms. Wagner performed as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 1994 and in 1997 performed in many venues throughout Europe including the Royal Academy of Music in London, England. She was a finalist in the Frank Bowen Competition in Albuquerque, NM in 2000 and was an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in 2002. Ms. Wagner is now a freelance musician in the Detroit area and is on the substitute list for several local orchestras including the Michigan Opera Theatre.
She has performed with the Fischer Theatre Orchestra in Detroit, the Detroit Chamber Winds, and performs on the newly recorded series of “The Unrecorded Music of Paul Paray” with the Assumption Grotto Church. She is a highly sought-after teacher and her students have been accepted at prestigious music schools such as the New England Conservatory of Music, McGill University, and the University of Michigan. During the summers, she teaches at Signature Music Camp in New York and is the assistant teacher at Jeffery Zook’s Applewood Flute Retreat on the Bruce Peninsula.
Ms. Wagner currently teaches at Hillsdale College and at the University of Windsor.
Trevor Pittman, clarinet
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Trevor studied clarinet at the University of Lethbridge with Margaret Mezei. He graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Music and the School of Fine Arts Gold Medal. Trevor then received the U.S./Canada Fulbright scholarship to pursue study at the Master’s level at Eastern Michigan University, where he studied with Dr. Kimberly Cole. He completed his Master’s in clarinet performance in 1999, and taught theory and literature as a Lecturer at the university until 2004.
Trevor now lives in Windsor, Ontario, where he teaches clarinet for the University of Windsor. He is a regular substitute with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and has played with many orchestras throughout Windsor and Michigan. In addition to his orchestral playing, Trevor has performed in solo and concerto concerts in both the United States and Canada. Trevor takes an active interest in new music, performing in the Windsor Canadian Music Festival for several years. He currently is a member of the Noiseborder ensemble and examples of their work can be found at http://www.noiseborder.org. He is also a member of the woodwind quintet, The Essex Winds, and is working on a new recording project with the group. Trevor currently works as the Concert Producer/Operations Manager for the School of Music at the University of Windsor.
David Palmer, piano
David Palmer has performed from coast to coast in Canada, and has given recitals in such American centres as San Francisco, Washington and New York, as well as several cities in the Midwest. In Europe, he has played in England and France, including recitals in the cathedrals of Notre Dame in Paris and Chartres. CBC Radio has broadcast nationally many of his performances, both solos and appearances with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. He has been a judge for several organ playing competitions, among them the nationals of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and the semi-final round of the Second Calgary International Organ Festival. In the 2005-06 year, he gave recitals and workshops across Canada as Travelling Clinician for the RCCO. December 2006 saw the release of his CD, Canadian Organ Music Showcase, recorded in Jack Singer Hall in Calgary for the Centrediscs label.
David has developed a specialty in the keyboard music of Olivier Messiaen. In the spring of 1981, he studied with the composer’s wife, Yvonne Loriod, concentrating on excerpts from Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus and Catalogue d’oiseaux. Since then, he has given many workshops and lectures, and has written several articles on aspects of Messiaen’s music. In October 1990, he gave the first Canadian performance of Livre du Saint Sacrement at St. James’ Cathedral in Toronto, broadcast on CBC Stereo on “Arts National”, and was invited to perform excerpts of the work at the Fifth International Congress of Organists in Montreal in July 1993. His CD of Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte Trinitie, recorded in the Cathedral-Basilica Mary Queen of the World in Montreal, was released in 1999.
Born in Victoria, B.C., David holds degrees from the University of Michigan where he studied with Robert Glasgow. He is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Music at the University of Windsor, and is Organist and Choir Director of All Saints’ Church, Windsor.