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Sonata-Fantasy for Piano (2015)

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The Sonata-Fantasy was inspired by a beautiful poem by Pablo Neruda entitled “The Queen”. The names of the three movements are taken directly from the text: “all the rivers sound”, “bells shake the sky”, and “a hymn fills the world”. The piece is dedicated to my wife, Susan Hlasny. The

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A Family Concert with Story and Music by Peter Jancewicz

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An Old Fashioned Fairy Tale with Cameron Watson, piano, Robert Klakowich, narrator, story and music by Peter Jancewicz This is the story of a little boy who hears wonderful music and realizes that his heart’s desire is to become a musician. He embarks on a quest to fulfill his dream.

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CANCELLED Recital – Peter Jancewicz and Friends, Nov. 10, 2018

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Due to medical reasons, this recital has been cancelled. We hope to present this program in the fall of 2019.   MRU Conservatory presents composer/pianist Peter Jancewicz in recital with violinist Frank Ho and pianist Susan Hlasny. The program will include the premiere of Peter’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano”,

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Peter plays in ProArts series with guest Susan Hlasny, Nov. 1, 12 noon.

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Join Peter and special guest pianist Susan Hlasny for a lunch hour recital at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Wednesday, November 1 at noon. Peter will play Bach’s “Wachet auf”, transcribed for piano by Feruccio Busoni, Chopin’s magnificent Ballade # 4 in F-minor, and will then be joined by

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Artio sings Peter’s “A Wilderness of Days”

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Artio is a ground-breaking choir directed by Jean-Louis Bleau at the Conservatory at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. “A Wilderness of Days” was written for their performance called “Sound of the Hollow” which featured music, movement and drumming  exploring the turbulent and conflicted emotions that can often consume us

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Baetica Variations for Piano (2008)

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Composed by Peter Jancewicz in 2008 at the suggestion of and dedicated to his wife Susan, who gave the first performance, the Baetica Variations are based on the intermezzo from Manuel de Falla’s “Fantasia Baetica”, composed in 1919. The name is derived from the old Roman province of Baetis, which

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Sonata for Cello and Piano (2014)

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The Sonata for Cello and Piano was commissioned by my dear friends Julia Haager, piano and Kirill Kalmykov, cello (Duo Polaris). To discuss what they had in mind, my wife Susan and I met them for dinner one evening, and the topic of conversation was travel, more specifically, their travels

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Klezmer for Saint Nicholas

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For many Christmases past, I’ve written an arrangement of a Christmas carol and sent it out to my friends and colleagues all over. It’s been some time since I’ve done that. This one was born when I was whooping it up with some colleagues at the Bistro Praha in Edmonton

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Recitals in Calgary and Edmonton, November 2016

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The Conservatory at Mount Royal University and The Conservatory of Music at MacEwan University present in recital Frank Ho, violin Peter Jancewicz, piano Susan Hlasny, piano (Calgary only) Programme Suite Italienne – Igor Stravinsky Sonata (1897) – Maurice Ravel Red Coat (piano duet) – Peter Jancewicz (premiere) Fantasy Sonata (piano

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Duo Polaris performs Cello Sonata at Mount Royal University, Oct. 16, 2016

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Duo Polaris recital as part of the MRU Conservatory’s Spotlight Series,  our brand new faculty concert series! ~ When: Sunday October 16th at 2:00pm (it will be a 60-minute recital, with no intermission) ~ Where: Conservatory’s TransAlta Pavillion (up the staircase from the Bella Concert Hall lobby) ~ Admission: there are no

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