More than 200 musicians to gather in Robson Square for Music Monday
Excerpt from Vancouver Observer Link to full article Music Monday, a nationwide event supporting music education, will see more than 200 students led by Dr. Robert Taylor and Dr. Jonathan Girard from the UBC School of Music, perform a mass concert emceed by JUNO award-winning children’s musician Charlotte Diamond. The purpose of the event is […]
Classical Music: Concert marks Emily Carr String Quartet’s 10th year
Excerpt from Times Colonist By Kevin Bazzana Link to full article The Emily Carr String Quartet is celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, and on Monday, 10 years almost to the day after its début, it will mark the milestone with a gala concert in which it will share the stage with other notable local […]
Sublime to (Slightly) Silly: Aneurysms and sheep explored in new music concert
Excerpt from the Vancouver Sun By David Gordon Duke Link to full article Sublime to (Slightly) Silly April 24, 7:30 p.m. | Orpheum Annex Tickets and info: from $23, vancouversymphony.ca Growing enthusiasm for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s annual New Music Festival should not overshadow its ongoing VSO at the Annex new music concerts. Admittedly the […]
Opera star honoured for career that almost wasn’t: Knelman
Excerpt from the Toronto Star By Martin Knelman Link to full article Over decades as an international superstar of the opera world, Ben Heppner has grown used to getting standing ovations from audiences thrilled by his performances, especially in Wagner epics such as Tristan and Isolde. But there will be something completely different about the experience […]
Lantos, Aglukark, Heppner, Bublé honoured by GG awards
Excerpt from the Ottawa Citizen Link to full article The 2016 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award winners were announced in Montreal this morning. The list includes an Inuit singer equally famous for her humanitarian work; a legendary film producer, one of Quebec’s greatest contemporary dance choreographers; a world-renowned tenor and a talented children’s playwright. The laureates […]
Love spits fire in COC’s Carmen: review
Excerpt from the Toronto Star By Michael Vincent Link to full article Carmen By George Bizet. Presented by the Canadian Opera Company at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., until May 15. coc.ca or 416-363-8231 One of the main obstacles with Bizet’s Carmen is its audience familiarity. The challenge for Joel Ivany, who made his […]
Music Professor Eve Poudrier talks Music and Cognition
Originally broadcast on UBC Arts On Air with Ira Nadel Episode January 21, 2016 Excerpt from CiTR: “Professor Eve Poudrier from the UBC School of Music has a background in music theory from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Throughout her academic career she has been drawn to the use […]
WATCH Preview of UBCSO & UBC Choir’s performance of Beethoven 9
Below is a preview of our Beethoven 9 concert at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday & Saturday at 8PM with UBC Symphony and Choirs and Jonathan Girard conducting. Soloists: Nicole Brooks, soprano; Charlotte Beglinger, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Gaskin, tenor; Scott Brooks, bass Programme Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 “Classical” Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D […]
Sara Davis Buechner: “MEET THE METS”
Hey Mets fans! UBC Music’s Sara Davis Buechner offers her version of the classic New York Mets baseball theme “Meet the Mets”. From Buechner’s You Tube page: “Many baseball teams have theme songs, but none is as clever or catchy as “Meet the Mets,” composed in 1962 by Ruth Roberts and Bill Katz. The song celebrates […]
Global TV talks to Nancy Hermiston and Simone Osborne about Rigoletto.
Homecoming for Vancouver opera star UBC Opera Alumna Simone Osborne and UBC Director of Opera, Nancy Hermiston talk to Global TV about working together again in Vancouver Opera‘s production of Rigoletto. Opens this Saturday, September 27! Your browser does not support frames. Click here to view the frameless video..
WATCH: Choir Practice the documentary by the Canadian Music Centre
Check out the Canadian Music Centre‘s documentary about the making of Choir Practice – The Opera with UBC Opera. Featuring interviews with members of the UBC Opera Ensemble, Sheldon Baxter and Charlotte Beglinger, director Nancy Hermiston, conductor Jonathan Girard, composer Stephen Chatman and librettist Tara Wohlberg.
Terence Dawson (piano) performs Frederic Rzewski’s De Profundis
Below is Dr. Terence Dawson’s performance of Frederic Rzewski’s De Profundis (1992). Dr. Dawson is Chair of the Keyboard Division at the UBC School of Music. Read more about Dr. Terence Dawson here. De Profundis has been described as a ‘melodramatic oratorio’, in which the pianist recites text consisting of portions of Oscar Wilde’s letter (De […]
WATCH Choir Practice – The Opera
Enjoy the UBC Opera Ensemble with Jonathan Girard conductor and members of the UBC Symphony Orchestra in Choir Practice, recorded by the Canadian Music Centre. Choir Practice, a fresh, contemporary opera by librettist Tara Wohlberg and composer Stephen Chatman. An unlikely cast of misfits promises to take audiences on an entertaining ride through a choir rehearsal. From […]
UBC Symphony Orchestra Mahler No. 2 “Resurrection”
UBC Symphony Orchestra and UBC Choirs perform Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 2 under Jonathan Girard at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – Fri. April 10 & Sat. April 11 @8:00 PM. Get your tickets before they are gone! http://tickets.ubc.ca Video below: Jonathan Girard (conductor) Billie Smith (co-concertmaster), Charles Cayer (principal cello) and Katharine Sheerer (bassoon) talk about […]
What are you working on Jonathan Girard?
As part of UBC’s “What are you working on?” web series, Dr. Jonathan Girard, Director of UBC Symphony Orchestra, gives us a glimpse into the work of a conductor and the elements of performance that fuel his passion for music. Links: UBC.ca: What are you working on? Jonathan Girard’s Bio UBC Symphony Orchestra