Recital Performances

UPEI Music Department Recital Series 2022–2023


  • Unless indicated otherwise, all performances take place in the Dr. Steel Recital Hall in the Steel Building on the UPEI campus.
  • Unless indicated otherwise, admission is $30 Adults / $20 Students, payable at the door.
  • Please visit our YouTube channel to watch selected past concerts.

Friday Afternoon Recital Series 

(Weekly recitals featuring UPEI Music majors – Admission is FREE) 

  • Fall term: from October 21 to December 2, 2022 – 12:40 pm 
    • No concert on November 11 
  • Winter term: from January 27 to March 31, 2023 – 12:40 pm 
    • No concerts on February 24 and March 3 

Faculty Recital Series 

  • Autumn Colours – featuring Karem J. Simon, clarinet; with Magdalena von Eccher, piano; Sean Kemp, violin; Natalie Williams Calhoun, cello; and guest Jeffrey Bazett-Jones, viola – Saturday, October 1, 2022 – 7:30 pm 
  • Romance and Reflection – featuring Nicole Strum, saxophone; Magdalena von Eccher, piano – Friday, October 21, 2022 – 7:30 pm 
  • Faculty Recital – featuring faculty members of the UPEI Department of Music – date TBA 
  • Strings Attached III – featuring Karem J. Simon, clarinet; with Sean Kemp, Karen Graves, violin; Jeffrey Bazett-Jones, viola; Natalie Williams Calhoun, cello – Saturday, April 8, 2023 – 7:30 pm – Venue: St. Paul’s United Church 

Guest Recitals 

  • Pictures in Brass – The Stadacona Band Brass Ensemble; with the UPEI Brass Ensemble, directed by Dale Sorensen – Monday, November 14, 2022 – 7:30 pm – Admission is by donation 
  • Duo Concertante (Nancy Dahn, violin; Timothy Steeves, piano) – Saturday, January 14, 2023 – 7:30 pm 

Student Showcase Recitals 

(featuring UPEI Music majors – Admission is FREE) 

  • Dates TBA 

Ensemble Concerts (Fall term) 

  • UPEI Jazz Ensemble; David Shephard, director – Thursday, November 24, 2022 – 7:30 pm
  • UPEI String Orchestra; Natalie Williams Calhoun, director – Saturday, December 26, 2022 – 7:30 pm 
  • UPEI Wind Symphony; Dale Sorensen, director – Thursday, December 1, 2022 – 7:30 pm 
  • UPEI Choral Ensembles; Sung Ha Shin-Bouey, director – Friday, December 9, 2022 – 7:30 pm 
  • UPEI Wind Symphony Reunion featuring UPEI alumni; Karem J. Simon, director – Thursday, December 29, 2022 – 7:30 pm – Venue: UPEI Performing Arts Centre 

Student Recital Series 

(Junior and Senior recitals featuring UPEI Music majors) 

  • Details TBA 

Dr. Frances Gray Music Performance Competition 

(featuring UPEI Music majors) 

  • Friday, February 3 – 7:30 pm 

Distinguished UPEI Music Alumni Series  

(interviews with UPEI Music alumni, who share their musical and professional journeys)