Monday, April 29, 2024

Sylvan Wilkinson Grad Recital 2024

It is with much joy and pride that we congratulate Sylvan Wilkinson, BMus Performance 2024, on the success of a well-attended and polished graduating recital.

Sylvan hails from Alberta and successfully entered the Performance Program in Second Year. A confident and artistically sensitive performer, and an outstanding participant in all aspects of programming, Sylvan has been an exemplary representative of the School of Music. Sylvan was the Class Peer Representative whose timely input, example of excellence, goodwill, thoughtful concern and support for others, has helped shape the success of the UVic Saxophone Class.

In addition to being a pillar of the Wind Symphony Saxophone Section, Sylvan enjoyed many other significant accomplishments. Among them:

  • First Place in Woodwinds Excellence, BC Performing Arts Festival, Penticton
  • Second Place in the woodwind category of the 2023 FCMF National Music Festival
  • Participant: Université Européenne De Saxophone 2023
  • Winner: Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship
Wishing Sylvan every success going forward. Congratulations Sylvan!


Convocation Quartet

Class of 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024

Xavier Marican: 2023 Concerto Competition Winner

Members of the 2023/24 UVic Wind Symphony Saxophone Section
Front row: Madison (Alto), Xavier, Wendell (Professor of Saxophone), Beth Tran (Tenor)
Back row: Caiden (Baritone), Meghan (ContraBCl) and Sylvan (Alto/Soprano).

UVic Wind Symphony: Tapestry
Friday, March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Farquhar Auditorium

Steven Capaldo, Conductor
Jamie Davis, MMus Student Conductor
Xavier Marican, Alto Saxophone (2023 UVic Concerto Competition winner)
Faustino Diaz, Trombone
Jorge Arturo Castillo García, guest composer

The UVic Wind Symphony presents an exciting and vibrant finale to the 2023/24 concert season with Tapestry. Exploring music from different cultures, styles, genres, and time periods, the program creates a rich and diverse tapestry of people, sounds, and colours. Along with composers Cait Nishimura (Origin), Eric Whitacre (October), James David (Urban LIght), and Norman Dello Joio (Satiric Dances), we feature UVic Concerto Competition Winner Xavier Marican (alto saxophone) performing the Concerto Capriccio on Themes of Paganini, and as a special finale, acclaimed international trombone virtuoso Faustino Diaz will perform as a guest soloist with the Wind Symphony in a commissioned work by Jorge Arturo Castillo García written for the concert. This is not to be missed!

2013 World Premiere • Omar Khayyam In Belfast

2013 World Premiere • Omar Khayyam In Belfast
UVic 50th Anniversary Faculty Concert

"φ ↓ ψ" or "Joint Denial" or "Neither/Nor" by Nathan Friedman