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2011/2012 Events

John Mayer Meets Beethoven

Three talented ensembles from SAMC Music at Trinity Western University present an evening of chamber music, ranging from John Mayer to Beethoven.  TWU’s piano trio, Klezmer band, and guitar quartet will perform November 30 at 7:30pm.

The guitar quartet will kick off the evening with a varied set, including an arrangement of John Mayer’s Why Georgia and Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.  The piano trio (consisting of a piano, cello, and clarinet) follows with Beethoven’s Op. 11, Trio in B-flat Major.

A unique offering in this night of music is the performance of a 7-piece Klezmer band.  In the spirit of SAMC’s upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof, this ensemble will perform Jewish celebration music including a few tunes from the musical itself – the toe-tapping To Life being a highlight.  Also on the program is the classic Hava Nagila, and Korobeiniki, the 19th Century Russian folk song used for the original theme ofthe classic video game Tetris.

With this mixture of party music, stirring masterpieces, and Top 40 hits…it looks like a rousing cure for the winter blues. For more SAMC news and events, visit

Event at a glance

Date:  Wednesday, November 30
Instrumental Music Hall, TWU Music Building
Admission by donation ($5 suggested)
Shayna Leenstra p: 604.513.2173 e: