Upcoming

Upcoming performances

The Nutcracker Meets Duke Ellington
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre, Saskatoon, SK
Saturday, December 2 2017 7:30pm
click here to purchase tickets
Featuring the Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn arrangement
of the Nutcracker for jazz orchestra
Presented by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra

22nd Annual Elim Church Christmas Celebration
Elim Church, 419 Slimmon Road, Saskatoon, SK
Friday and Saturday, December 8-9,  7:00pm – Sunday, December 10, 2:00pm
http://elimchurch.ca/christmas

 

Past performances

North Saskatchewan Wind Symphony 13th Annual Concert
Quance Theatre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Sunday, August 27, 2017 7:30pm
This year’s concert features music by Canadian composers in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday
I will be a featured soloist with the ensemble, performing Glen Gillis’s Fantasia for alto saxophone and wind ensemble
Open and free to the public

Music For the Gut 7 Benefit Concert
Cornerstone Church, 315 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon, SK
Thursday, August 24 and Saturday, August 26, 2017 7:00pm
L’histoire du tango – Astor Piazzolla (movement III. Night-club 1960) (August 26)
https://www.facebook.com/events/103535440306321/ (August 24 concert)
https://www.facebook.com/events/270227106791943/ (August 26 concert)
Visit http://www.musicforthegut.com/ for more information on this great concert series
put on by the Hughton family in Saskatoon!

Strata New Music Festival
June 9-11, Saskatoon, SK
http://sasknewmusic.com/
This year’s festival features three concerts, each at a different venue. I will be performing Friday, June 9
at Convocation Hall in collaboration with Little Opera on the Prairie for the premiere of three miniature
operas by Saskatchewan composers. I will also be performing Saturday night at PAVED Arts on 20th Street
in the “Pint-Sized Premieres” concert with Brett Graham on vibraphone

Changing Seasons: The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra featuring Mark Fewer
Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Saturday, May 27, 2017 7:30pm
http://www.saskatoonjazzorchestra.com/concerts/may-27-2017-changing-seasons-2017/
Featuring Changing Seasons, a Juno award-winning concerto for solo violin, jazz orchestra and string orchestra

composed by Canadian music icon Phil Dwyer

Celebrate Canada! The Saskatoon Concert Band Concert Featuring the Music of David Kaplan
Lighthouse Victory Church, 2802 Rusholme Road, Saskatoon, SK
Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:30pm
http://www.saskatoonconcertband.ca/
I will be performing Glen Gillis’s Elegy Cadenza for alto saxophone and wind ensemble. Thank you to

Saskatoon Concert Band director George Charpentier for inviting me to perform with the band!

Star Wars: The Music of John Williams (with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra)
TCU Place, 35-22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:30pm
https://tcutickets.ca/Online/default.asp
Excited to play music from my favourite movies with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra!

Classical Variety Night
Grosvenor Park United Church, Saskatoon, SK
Sunday, April 9, 2017 7:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1383667995008113/
Fernandina (Extrait de Galapagos) by Pierre Gouin

I will be joined by my good friend, Brett Graham on the vibraphone to perform a short, modern piece
for alto saxophone and vibraphone

University of Saskatchewan Concert Band Concert
Quance Theatre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
March 30, 2017 7:30pm
I will be performing Frederick Hemke’s arrangement of le Carnaval de Venise for alto saxophone and band.
Thank you to my mentor Glen Gillis for inviting me to play with the ensemble!

University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble Concert
Quance Theatre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
March 26, 2017 3:00pm
I will be sitting in with the U of S Jazz Ensemble to perform selections from the Art Pepper +11 repertoire
for their semester-end concert. This concert will also feature a newly commissioned multi-movement
work from Paul Suchan titled Scenes of a Prairie People, commissioned by the Univeristy of Saskatchewan for
Canada’s 150th anniversary and for the U of S Wind Orchestra, Greystone Singers, and Jazz Ensemble

Silas Friesen Trumpet Recital
Convocation Hall, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
March 8, 2017 7:30pm
I will be performing Richard Gillis’s Dreams and Dances for trumpet, alto saxophone, and piano
with Silas and also with Darcy Hildebrandt on piano. Silas is a terrific trumpet player and
musician in the community and I am excited to perform a classical selection with him for his recital!

North American Saxophone Alliance 2017 Region 9 Conference
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
February 16-19, 2017
http://www.edmontonsaxophonequartet.com/nasa-conference/
World Premiere of Songs of Ebb and Flow for alto saxophone and piano by Canadian composer Paul Suchan
This performance will be the full premiere of Paul’s six-movement suite!
Performance will take place Friday, February 17 at 1:00pm, Convocation Hall, University of Alberta

The University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble Live @ The Bassment
The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue N, Saskatoon, SK
Friday, February 10, 2017 9:00pm
http://thebassment.ca/event/u-of-s-jazz-ensemble/
I will be sitting in with the U of S Jazz Ensemble to perform selections from the Art Pepper +11 repertoire.

Thanks to Dean McNeill for inviting me to play with the ensemble again!

Mo’ Love Live at the Capitol Potluck 12.0
Capitol Music Club
Saturday, January 14, 2017 6:00pm

Gerard Weber Goup Live @ The Bassment
The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue N, Saskatoon, SK
Saturday, January 7, 2017 9:00pm
http://thebassment.ca/event/gerard-weber-group/
The Gerard Weber group is comprised of Silas Friesen (trumpet), Paul Suchan (keyboards),

Graham Pritchard (guitar), Brett Graham (drums), and Nevin Buehler (bass). This concert will
feature the music of jazz and fusion guitarist Pat Metheny from his most acclaimed albums from the
1970s to today

“Music Through The Ages”: Gerard Weber and Friends in Concert
Saskatoon Symphony Office, 408 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK
Thursday, January 5, 2017 7:30pm
$15/adults $10/students, tickets at the door
I will be performing alongside Sarah Suchan and her Grade 11 Harmonie from
École Canadienne-Française, as well as a few students from the Suchan Saxophone Studio.
Featuring the Carnival of Venice for saxophone and band, Songs of Ebb and Flow by Paul Suchan,
and a live electronic rendition of Summertime for saxophone and voice

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra Presents “Peter & the Wolf ala Swing”
Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:30pm
http://www.saskatoonjazzorchestra.com/concerts/dec-18-2016-peter-the-wolf-ala-swing/
Featuring Winnipeg-based composer Jeff Preslaff’s arrangement of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf

for jazz orchestra

21st Annual Elim Church Christmas Celebration
Elim Church, 419 Slimmon Road, Saskatoon, SK
Thursday to Saturday, December 8-10,  7:00pm – Sunday, December 11, 2:00pm
http://elimchurch.ca/christmas

North Saskatchewan Wind Symphony 12th Annual Concert
Quance Theatre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Sunday, August 28, 2016 7:30pm
Open and free to the public

Music For the Gut 6 Benefit Concert
Cornerstone Church, 315 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon, SK
Thursday, August 25 and Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:00pm
New Stories – Dorothy Chang (movement IV. Folksong)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1581387968826545/ (August 25 concert)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1644067485910575/ (August 27 concert)

Gerard Weber in Concert featuring Naomi Suchan & Kristen Raney
Marysburg Cathedral, Marysburg, SK
Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:30pm
Featuring works by Paul Suchan, Fernande Decruck, Karen Tanaka,  Amy Quate, and others
$15/ at the door

Adolyne, The Weir, A Ghost in Drag, and Gerard Weber
Amigos Cantina, 806 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Friday, July 22, 2016 9:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/731806073589773/
I am opening for some of Western Canada’s finest metal bands! My performance includes

more works from my latest saxophone and electronics project, with live manipulation
via guitar effects pedals

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra featuring Dee Daniels & Fred Stride
Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:00pm
https://saskjazz.com/artist/47/saskatoon-jazz-orchestra-ft.-dee-daniels-and-fred-stride
Featuring Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert Music and special guests from the University of Saskatchewan’s Greystone Singers

Strata New Music Festival
Saskatoon Symphony Office, 408 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK
June 10-12, 2016
http://sasknewmusic.com/
My performance on June 12 will feature Paul Suchan’s new composition,

Songs of Ebb and Flow for alto saxophone and piano, featuring Naomi Suchan on piano
I will be performing Sarah Neufeld’s “A Long Awaited Scar” from her album The Ridge, arranged
for saxophone and electronics and featuring Brett Graham on drums (Saturday June 11, 9:00pm, PAVED Arts)

Sounds Like VI Audio Art Festival Fundraiser
PAVED Arts, 424 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK
Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:00pm
http://www.pavedarts.ca/2016/soundslikevi/
https://www.facebook.com/events/938287232956661/
My performance for the fundraiser will explore the sound of the saxophone combined with fixed

and live electronic mediums, such as pre-recorded electronics and guitar effects pedals

67th Annual Moose Jaw Band and Choral Festival
Mae Wilson Theatre, 217 Main Street N, Moose Jaw, SK
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:30pm & 8:00pm
http://www.mjbandfestival.com/nightShows.html
Featuring the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra featuring Tommy Banks
Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Saturday, April 30, 2016 7:30pm
https://broadwaytheatre.ca/events?p=event&event=3526
Featuring the music of Juno Award-winning pianist Tommy Banks and Saskatoon’s own Shelly Ewing

North American Saxophone Alliance 2016 Biennial Conference
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
March 10-13, 2016
http://www.saxophonealliance.org/conference-presenters.asp?action=view&ProposalID=219
World Premiere of Songs of Ebb and Flow for alto saxophone and piano by Canadian composer Paul Suchan

Premiere of Paul Suchan’s arrangement of Danse des Gros Papillons for alto saxophone and piano
Performance taking place Sunday March 13 at 10:00am, Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University

Gerard Weber in Concert
Saskatoon Symphony Office, 408 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 7:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1664912630436903/
This concert will feature new music by Saskatchewan composer Paul Suchan in preparation

for the North American Saxophone Alliance 2016 Biennial Conference. Featuring Sofia Mycyk on piano
and guest artist Sarah Suchan on saxophone
$10/adults   $5/students & seniors