Professor Brenda Ravenscroft will be the next Dean of the Schulich School of Music. Currently Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) at Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science, and Professor of Music Theory and Analysis at Queen’s University, Prof. Ravenscroft will begin her mandate at Schulich in July of 2017. Prof. Ravenscroft taught Music Theory at McGill’s Faculty of Music from 1991 to 1993, and has maintained close ties with McGill colleagues through research and teaching interests.
On September 23rd and 24th, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Alexis Hauser, performed its first concert of the season. The piano soloist was Anna Peletsis. Reviewer Patricia Morales has published this Spanish blog post about the program. The complete works included: Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84; Aram Khachaturian: Concerto for piano in D flat major, Op. 38; Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovsky Symphony No.
Ilya Poletaev is a Moscow-born pianist who is an assistant professor of music at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal, but has a wide-ranging international career. Next Wednesday, he will appear in the University of Victoria’s Orion Series in Fine Arts. Read the complete blog post in the Times Colonist here.