Hot Sheet for the week of Dec 11, 2017 | Holiday Edition

"I always wanted to make music that was beautiful and emotionally meaningful."  ~ Laurie Spiegel composer and software engineer

Happy Holidays!

The UBC School of Music wishes you joyful tidings for the season. The Hot Sheet will resume at the beginning of January.

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Wed Dec 13  
Winter Bang! Festival
Electroacoustic Music
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
Capstone Presentations
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Winter Bang! Concert
Interactive Music and Dance

7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Thu Dec 14
Tunes at Noon: Elysian Trio
Vivian Chen harp
Paul Hung flute
Sarah Kwok viola
Bax Elegiac Trio
Ravel Excerpts from Le tombeau de Couperin (arr. Jocelyn Morlock)
Assad Menino (arr. Aidan Mulldoon Wong)
Debussy Sonata for flute, viola, and harp
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | More info

Until Dec 23
Christmas Tree Competition
Vote for your favourite tree! 
UBC School of Music entered a tree in the Christmas Tree Competition at the UBC Alumni Centre. The tree is located on the third floor. All voters will be entered into a draw for a selection of gift certificates.
Vote until Dec 23 at The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Entry by donation of non-perishable food or money to the UBC AMS Food Bank
More info

Student Recitals Calendar

Our student recitals calendar has a list of upcoming FREE student recitals! Events are posted online no sooner than two weeks before the date of performance. Student recitals are subject to change/cancellation without notice.

Beyond the Gates

Dec 8 –17
Traditional Christmas Concerts
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
EnChor
UBC Opera Ensemble
Nancy Hermiston
director
Various times & venues | Info & Tickets

Sun Dec 17
Jazz Vespers
Jamie Croil Group with Alan Matheson
4:00 pm, St Andrews Wesley United Church
More info

Explore: What's it like to be a conductor?

 

Watch UBCSO graduate assistant conductor Jaelem Bhate conduct Satie.
Read "Maestro in the Making" on our new Admissions Blog.

On the Horizon

Tue Jan 9
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Jan 10
Wednesday Noon Hours
“Sanglots”: Chansons of love and loss
J. Patrick Raftery tenor
Terence Dawson piano
Works by Bizet, Fauré, Duparc, Barber and Poulenc
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door | Full list of repertoire

Fri Jan 12    
UBC Concerto Competition
UBC Music students compete to be a soloist with the UBC Symphony Orchestra
6:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Save the date

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and a full list of upcoming events.
Monthly calendar view

Hot Sheet for the week of Dec 4, 2017

"I should be sorry if I only entertained them. I wish to make them better." ~ G.F. Handel

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Dec 5
Early Music Ensembles
Featuring the UBC Baroque Mentorship Orchestra
Alexander Weimann
director
Colleen Donnelly Agrippina, Tamar Simon Poppea, Jane Long Nerone, Shane Hanson Ottone, and Matthew McLellan Claudio
Handel Agrippina (excerpts), performed from the critical edition prepared by John Sawyer and published in 2013.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Event link
This concert is offered in memory of John Sawyer, who founded and built the UBC Early Music programme during his brilliant career of over thirty years.

Thu Dec 7
Tunes at Noon: The Jaelem Bhate Group
Silas Friesen trumpet, Jaelem Bhate piano
Jacques Forest bass, Aaron Graham drums
Presenting jazz standards arranged with the unique flare of the group, along with originals by Jaelem Bhate.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | Event link

Christmas Tree Competition: Vote for your favourite tree
UBC Music has decorated a tree for the Christmas Tree Competition at the UBC Alumni Centre. All voters will be entered into a draw for a selection of gift certificates.
Vote until Dec 23 at The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Entry by donation of non-perishable food or money to the UBC AMS Food Bank | More info

Check our online calendar for updates and a full list of upcoming events | Full calendar view

Student Recitals Calendar

Check out the student recitals calendar for a list of upcoming FREE student recitals! Events are posted online no sooner than two weeks before the date of performance. Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

Beyond the Gates

Wed Dec 6
Vancouver Legacy Jazz Orchestra: Tribute to Gerry Mulligan
With Fred Stride piano and Sharman King trombone
8:00 pm, Frankie’s Jazz Club | Info & Tickets
Presented by Coastal Jazz.

Dec 8 –17
Traditional Christmas Concerts
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
UBC Opera Ensemble
Nancy Hermiston
director
EnChor
Various times & venues | Info & Tickets
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

On the Horizon

Wed Dec 13   
Winter Bang! Festival
Electroacoustic Music
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
Capstone Presentations
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Winter Bang! Concert
Interactive Music and Dance

7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Dec 14
Tunes at Noon: Elysian Trio
Vivian Chen harp
Paul Hung flute
Sarah Kwok viola
Works by Bax, Ravel (arr. Jocelyn Morlock), Assad (arr. Aidan Mulldoon Wong), and Debussy
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | More info

High Notes

High Notes Fall 2017 Edition is out now!
Read about Singer/songwriter Nat Jay on music licensing, grant-writing, and her first big break in television. Also featured: Catching up with our students, Alumni Making Waves, and much more.

Missed the UBC Symphony Orchestra concert on Dec 2? Watch video

Hot Sheet for the week of Nov 28, 2017

"In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?" ~ Igor Stravinsky

High Notes

The Fall edition of our High Notes newsletter comes out later this week! Read the first article about composer and conductor Hussein Janmohamed (BMus'96, MMus'98, MMus'14) on choral singing, identity, and fostering cultural understanding.

A multitude of events for you this week from the stages of UBC Music!

Tue Nov 28
Chamber Music Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Nov 29  
Contemporary Players
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Nov 29   
UBC Chamber Choir
UBC graduate student conductors
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Nov 29
Building a Better Canada
Join UBC President Santa J. Ono and CBC Radio host Duncan McCue for an evening featuring Order of Canada recipients David Suzuki, Shelagh Rogers, Sophie Pierre, Trevor Linden, Wade Davis, and pianist Robert Silverman, who will present a musical performance.
7:00 pm, Chan Centre
Tickets: $10 | More info

Thu Nov 30
UBC Jazz Ensemble I
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Nov 30
Tunes at Noon
Micki-Lee Smith (BMus student) and Michael Burnyeat (BA student)
A variety of fiddle, swing, and jazz tunes
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | Info & repertoire

Thu Nov 30  
UBC Men’s and Women’s Choirs
UBC graduate student conductors
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Fri Dec 1
Graduate Colloquium Series: Irmgard Scheitler-Schmidt
Visiting Professor, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzbug / UBC
"The Klopstock of Music: CPE Bach and the Sublime"
12:00 noon, Room 116, Music Building
FREE

Fri Dec 1
Concert at the Belkin: UBC Contemporary Players
A concert inspired by the exhibition The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Works include George Crumb's Vox Balaenae, the world premiere of Tessellations by composition student Taylor Hall, plus works by Howard Bashaw (MMus'84, DMA'89), Berio, Cherney, and more.
2:00 pm, Belkin Art Gallery
FREE | More info

Fri Dec 1
Cocktails & Carols: Christmas Tree Festival Launch Party
This event is for staff, faculty, alumni and members of the UBC community, and includes complimentary appetizers, drink specials, and holiday musical performances.
Christmas Tree Competition: Vote for your favourite tree!
UBC Music has decorated a tree for the Christmas Tree Competition. If you can't attend Cocktails & Carols, you can still vote for your favourite tree between Dec 1–23 at the Alumni Centre. All voters will be entered into a draw for a selection of gift certificates.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Entry by donation of non-perishable food or money to the UBC AMS Food Bank.
RSVP here | More info

Fri Dec 1  
Concert at the Belkin: The Four Elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air
Piano Students of Corey Hamm
A concert of fabulous and interesting piano music inspired by the Four Elements
7:00 pm, Belkin Art Gallery
FREE | Repertoire and performers

Sat Dec 2
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Jaelem Bhate graduate assistant conductor *
UBC President Prof. Santa J. Ono narrator
Satie (orch. Debussy) Gymnopédie I & III *
Poulenc Suite from the ballet Les Animaux modèles
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919)
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre, or call 604-822-2697.
More info

Meet "Peter" from Prokofiev's Peter and the WolfMatthew Yep violin
UBC Symphony Orchestra performs Sat Dec 2 at the Chan Centre

Sun Dec 3
Mark Anderson Studio Class
Featuring solo piano works by Bach, Chopin, Ravel, Bartok, and others, including a student performing her own composition.
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Mon Dec 4 and Tue Dec 5
Early Music Ensembles
Featuring the UBC Baroque Mentorship Orchestra
Alexander Weimann
director
Colleen Donnelly Agrippina, Tamar Simon Poppea, Jane Long Nerone, Shane Hanson Ottone, and Matt McLellan Claudio
Handel Agrippina (excerpts), performed from the critical edition prepared by John Sawyer and published in 2013.
Mon Dec 4, 12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
Tue Dec 5, 7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
These concerts are offered in memory of John Sawyer, who founded and built the UBC Early Music programme during his brilliant career of over thirty years.

Check our online calendar for updates and a full list of upcoming events.

Student Recitals Calendar

Check out the new student recitals calendar for a list of upcoming FREE student recitals! Events are posted online no sooner than two weeks before the date of performance. Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

Beyond the Gates

Dec 1 & 2
Handel’s Messiah
Pacific Baroque Orchestra

Alexander Weimann music director
Vancouver Cantata Singers, Paula Kremer (BMus’94) artistic director
Yulie Van Doren soprano, Krisztina Szabó mezzo soprano, Charles Daniels tenor, Tyler Duncan (BMus’98) baritone
7:30 pm, Vancouver Playhouse
Tickets: tickets.ubc.ca | More info
Presented by Early Music Vancouver.

On the Horizon

Sat Jan 20
Final Round Audition
Royal Over-Seas League UK Scholarship for a BC Emerging Musician

Featuring performances by UBC Music students
The recipient of the scholarship will spend part of summer 2018 in the UK with performances in London and Edinburgh, attend the Lake District Summer Music School and receive lessons from prominent UK teachers
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Save the date
Presented in partnership with the Royal Over-Seas League.

Hot Sheet for the week of Nov 20, 2017

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”  ~ Pablo Picasso

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Nov 21
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Nov 22   
Wednesday Noon Hours: Winner of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition
Alexandra Smither soprano
Pierre André Doucet piano
Lizée Malfunctionlieder
Plus works by Messiaen, Sokolovic, Berio, and more
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Full list of repertoire

Fri Nov 24
Graduate Colloquium Series: Ève Poudrier, Austin Culler, and Sarah Pratt
"Polyrhythm in the Works of Twenty Composers from Europe to America, 1900–1950: The Suter (1980) Corpus"
3:00 pm, Room 400B, Music Building
FREE
Note: rescheduled from 12:00 noon.

Fri Nov 24
UBC Horn Club: HORNFALL
Richard Mingus director
Works by Reed, Mendelssohn, Hindemith and more
8:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Full list of repertoire

Sat Nov 25
Music Education Clinic with Dr. David Proznick
9:00 am – 2:30 pm, Gessler Hall
FREE to all music students and teachers. Registration required. Email robyn.reekie@tomleemusic.ca to register.
FREE and open to the public
Presented by Tom Lee Music. Hosted by UBC School of Music.
More info

Sun Nov 26
Guitar Masterclass with Xavier Jara
10:00 am – 2:10 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE and open to the public
Presented by the Vancouver Guitar Society and UBC School of Music.
More info

Mon Nov 27     
UBC Percussion Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Mon Nov 27
UBC Jazz Ensembles I & II
To Be Or Not To Bop: The Legacy of Dizzy Gillespie at 100 years
Brad Turner and Derry Byrne guest trumpet soloists
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Nov 28
Chamber Music Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

View our online calendar for a full list of upcoming events.

Student Recitals Calendar


Check out the new student recitals calendar for a list of upcoming FREE student recitals! Events are posted online no sooner than two weeks before the date of performance. Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

Beyond the Gates


Nov 23, 24, 26
Vetta Chamber Music: Seriously Strings
Joan Blackman & David Gillham violins, Nicolò Eugelmi & Tawnya Popoff violas
Joseph Elworthy & Rebecca Wenham cellos
Works by Puccini, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky
Nov 23, 2:00 pm, West Point Grey United Church
Nov 24, 7:30 pm, West Point Grey United Church
Nov 26, 2:00 pm, Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour St
Presented by Vetta Chamber Music.
More info

On the Horizon


Sat Dec 2
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
UBC President Prof. Santa J. Ono narrator
Jaelem Bhate graduate assistant conductor
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 | Stravinsky Firebird Suite
Plus works by Satie and Poulenc
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca | More info

Concert Calendar Errata List

Added event:
Jan 10 at 12:00 noon
Wednesday Noon Hours: Sanglots
J. Patrick Raftery and Terence Dawson
(rescheduled from Oct 11)
Info & repertoire

Rescheduled:
Jan 19 at 12:00 noon
The Singer Behind the Song
(was Jan 20 at 2:00 pm)
Info

Correction:
Feb 1– 4
UBC Opera: La Cenerentola
Delete: Krzysztof Biernacki director
Add: Nancy Hermiston director
Info

Cancelled:
Piano Masterclasses with Nelita True (Feb 9–10)
2017 Dal Grauer Memorial Lecturer in Music Nelita True is unable to travel to Vancouver. The masterclasses and lecture are cancelled.

Added event:
Mar 15 at 2:00 pm
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Works by Maslanka, Copland, & Husa
With J. Patrick Raftery tenor
Info

Rescheduled:
Mar 18 at 7:00 pm
Piano Premieres
Piano students of Corey Hamm

(was Mar 16)
Info

Hot Sheet for the week of Nov 14, 2017

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life, bringing peace, abolishing strife.”  ~ Kahlil Gibran

Kudos

UBC Opera students made a sweep of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Western Canada District Auditions, which took place on Nov. 12, 2017 in the Old Auditorium. The winners were UBC Music alumna Francesca Corrado (BMus’12, MMus’14), and current BMus student Shane Hanson. Honourable mentions went to Marie Civitarese(MMus’17) and current BMus students Yeeun (Yenny) Lee and Ian McCloy. Francesca and Shane move on to the regional auditions in Seattle. Congratulations to all students, and good luck! Read more

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Wed Nov 15  
Wednesday Noon Hours
Skyros Quartet
Eric Wilson cello
Works by Mozart, Gorecki and Schubert
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Full list of repertoire

Thu Nov 16
Tunes at Noon
Hannah Han piano (BMus'17)
Works by Liszt, Ravel, Bach and Kreisler/Rachmaninoff.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.
Full list of repertoire

Fri Nov 17
String Fest: UBC Chamber Strings
Eric Wilson conductor
Emily Logan (current DMA student) piano*
Carolyn Quick (current MMus student) Waves Like Glass (Canadian Première)
Eileen Padgett (DMA'17) Ordinary Beauty (World Première)*
Plus works by Prokofiev, Schubert and Elgar
7:30 pm, Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre  
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre 
Full list of repertoire

Fri Nov 17
UBC Choirs: We Can Mend the Sky
University Singers
UBC Choral Union

Graeme Langager conductor
Featuring a 400+ voice finale
Jake Runestad's We Can Mend The Sky (Canadian première)
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre
More info

Sat Nov 18
Piano Masterclass with Paul Lewis
Works by Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Gessler Hall
$10 at the door (cash only) General public
Presented by the Vancouver Recital Society in partnership with the UBC School of Music.
Full list of repertoire

Sat Nov 18
String Fest: Mary and Kathleen Tierney Memorial Concert
Featuring soloists and chamber ensembles
Works by Schubert, Bacewicz, Beethoven, Prokofiev and more
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall   
FREE
Full list of repertoire

Sat Nov 18
UBC Bands: MOMENTmakers
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Winds

Robert Taylor conductor
Christin Reardon MacLellan conductor, Concert Winds
Featuring the world première of Peacedancer by Jodie Blackshaw
Plus works by Lauridsen, Camphouse, Hailstork, Grainger & more.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre
Full list of repertoire

Behind the Scenes... Composer Jodie Blackshow joined the UBC Bands rehearsal via video chat. Her work Peacedancer will be premiered on Nov 18. See more photos

Sun Nov 19
Formerly Contemporary Piano Music
Piano students of Corey Hamm 
Classic piano works of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and more.
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Full list of repertoire and performers

Sun Nov 19  
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble

2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$28 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Student
Reservations required. Visit ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725.

Mon Nov 20
UBC Composers’ Concerts
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Nov 21
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Student Recitals Calendar

Witness the emerging talent of our students! Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements, and admission is FREE! Check out the new student recitals calendar for a list of upcoming events. Events are posted online no sooner than two weeks before the date of performance. Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

Call for UBC Music alumni to sing at special memorial service for Peggy Weaver on Nov. 24

To the UBC Music Community:
Peg Weaver worked in the School of Music front office for many years, and was a regular attendee at Wednesday Noon Hour concerts. She greatly enjoyed hearing live music, seeing friends, and making new ones. UBC alumnus Craig Addy is coordinating singers for a special memorial service for Peg Weaver. Please see below for a message from Craig, and for details regarding the service. Please contact Craig directly if you are interested in singing: Craig@UnderThePiano.ca.

Message from Craig Addy:
Hello fellow UBC music graduates. I have been approached by Lorraine Graves with a request to participate in a memorial service to honour the passing of her mother Peggy Weaver. Peggy actually passed a year ago but Lorraine wants to create this special memorial service for her. She has asked that I connect with various students from our UBC Music days to see if we could gather a small choral ensemble to sing Rutter's For the Beauty of the Earth. I think it would be truly lovely to provide this offering for Peggy's family and friends.

Fri Nov 24
Special Memorial Service for Peggy Weaver
11:00 am, St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church
1022 Nelson St, Vancouver

Beyond the Gates

Fri Nov 17
Fifth Annual Electroacoustic Festival
Electroacoustic concert of new compositions by BC composers, including Manifesto by Aaron Graham (current DMA student).
7:30pm, Western Front, 303 – 8th Ave E, Vancouver
$15 students/seniors/artists, $20 general – Tickets at the door
Presented by Vancouver Pro Musica.
More info

Sat Nov 18
Fifth Annual Electroacoustic Festival: Discussion Panel
Martin Gotfrit will offer musings on the electroacoustic’s history and possible futures. Bob Pritchard will be discussing recent work with alternative controllers for electroacoustics and for video, including the Responsive User Body Suit (RUBS) and the Kinect Controlled Artistic Sensing System (KiCASS), two UBC-funded projects for tracking motion in performance.
7:30 pm, Western Front
FREE
Presented by Vancouver Pro Musica.
More info

Sun Nov 19
Coast Recital Society
Phoenix Chamber Choir
Graeme Langager artistic director
2:30 pm, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, BC
More info

Hot Sheet for the week of Nov 6, 2017

“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” ~ Rachmaninoff

New podcast: On That Note

How does music work? Why do we respond to a particular piece of music in a particular way? What can music tell us about ourselves and the world? On That Note is a monthly deep-dive into the music you love.
Episode 1: What is a ballad? In our debut episode, we talk to UBC professor and music historian David Metzer. Listen now

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Nov 7
ISCM World New Music Days 2017
Electroacoustic Music Concert
Paolo Bortolussi flute, Corey Hamm piano
Bob Pritchard and Keith Hamel electronics
Rai Discrete Transfer (Japan)
Truax The Garden of Sonic Delights (Canada)
Reusner Definierte Lastbedingung (Germany)
Ryszard Glacial Music (Poland)
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
Presented by the UBC Computer Music Studio in partnership with ISCM 2017 (International Society for Contemporary Music). Learn More

Following the concert:
Tue Nov 7
ISCM World New Music Days: Awesome Talks
Get to know the International Society for Contemporary Music and its members. This talk features presentations from ISCM delegates from around the world, with emcee Jim Hiscott and musical timekeeper François Houle clarinet.
1:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Presented by ISCM 2017. More info

Tue Nov 7
ISCM World New Music Days
Kjartan Olafsson guest composer (Iceland)
"The Calmus Music Composition System"
Kjartan is an Icelandic musicologist, composer and creator of the composing software CALMUS.
2:30 pm, Room 303, Music Building
FREE and open to the public.

Tue Nov 7
Grit and Grace
Tracy Dahl, Monica Huisman, Minna Rose Chung, and Laura Loewen
Two sopranos, a cellist and a pianist roll up their sleeves and deliver a powerful program of ‘Grit and Grace’. They will make you cry, evoke laughter, empower and transform you.
Concert: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Old Auditorium
Masterclass: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE
Hosted by the UBC Opera Ensemble. More info

Tue Nov 7
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Wed Nov 8
Wednesday Noon Hours: Dazzling Virtuosic Transcriptions
Oleg Pokhanovski violin
Scott Meek piano
Works by Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Paganini, Ravel and more.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Full list of repertoire

 

Oleg Pokhanovski violin and Scott Meek piano
Ravel Toccata from Le tombeau de Couperin (trans. Pokhanovski)

Wed Nov 8
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Wed Nov 8
Chan Centre Presents: Texas Troubadours Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Carrie Rodriguez come together on stage for the first time to swap songs and collaborate. This songwriting circle will be an unforgettable evening of music with a little bit of grit, and a whole lot of heart.
Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby! The ChanFare for Nov 8 is composed by Aaron Graham (DMA student), and performed by Azura Quartet (comprised of Eric Toombs soprano sax, Mo Miao alto sax, Haley Heinricks tenor sax, Mia Gazley baritone sax). ChanFares are commissioned by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. They are written and performed by students from the UBC School of Music.
Main concert: 8:00 pm, Chan Centre
Presented by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Info & tickets

Thu Nov 9   
UBC Jazz Ensemble II
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Nov 9
Tunes at Noon: Azura Quartet
Eric Toombs soprano sax, Mo Miao alto sax, Haley Heinricks tenor sax, Mia Gazley baritone sax
The program includes music by several UBC Music students and alumni including Walker Williams, Jaelem Bhate, Aaron Graham, Colin MacDonald and Duncan Maunders.
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE
Full repertoire list
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Nov 9
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Fri Nov 10
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Robert Silverman piano
Sibelius Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb major, Op. 73 ‘Emperor’
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74  ‘Pathétique’
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office.

Tue Nov 14
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
 
Student Recitals Calendar

Witness the emerging talent of our students! Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements, and admission is FREE! Check out the new student recitals calendar for a list of upcoming events. Events are posted online no sooner than two weeks before the date of performance. Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

Beyond the Gates

Mon Nov 6
Dream of Gerontius
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey conductor
University Singers and UBC Choral UnionGraeme Langager director
Elgar Dream of Gerontius
8:00 pm, The Orpheum, 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Info & Tickets

Tue Nov 7
ISCM World New Music Days
PEP & Standing Wave
- [SOLD OUT]
PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) Corey Hamm piano, Nicole Ge Li erhu
Standing WaveChristie Reside flutes, AK Coope clarinets, Rebecca Whitling violin, Peggy Lee cello, Allen Stiles piano, Vern Griffiths percussion
7:30 pm, Roundhouse Performance Centre
ISCM World New Music Days: full schedule of events

Nov 8–9 & 12
VSO Chamber Players Series: Schubert & Brahms
Jae-Won Bang violin, Ann Okagaito violin, Tegen Davidge viola
Zoltan Rozsnyai cello, Robyn Driedger-Klassen soprano*
Jeanette Jonquil clarinet*, Terence Dawson piano*
Schubert Quartetsatz
Schubert Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock)*
Brahms String Quartet No. 2 in A minor
Nov 8 & 9, 7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall
Nov 12, 2:00 pm, Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour St, Vancouver
Info & Tickets

On the Horizon

Wed Nov 15   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Skyros Quartet
Eric Wilson cello
Mozart String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonance”
Górecki Elegy for Cello and String Quartet (Canadian Première)
Schubert Mvt. 1 from String Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. posth. 163)
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Please note repertoire change:
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 will no longer appear on the program.

Hot Sheet for the week of Oct 31, 2017

"Simplicity and truth are the sole principles of the beautiful in art.”  ~ Christoph Willibald Gluck

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music... National Arts Centre Orchestra Residency + Orfeo ed Euridice opening night!

Oct 31–Nov 3
National Arts Centre Orchestra Residency at UBC School of Music
Masterclasses, panel discussions, composer talks, and more.
Details below or visit music.ubc.ca/naco for the full schedule of events.

Wed Nov 1
Wednesday Noon Hours
Tom Keenlyside Quartet

Tom Keenlyside saxophones/flute, Miles Black piano, Miles Hill bass
Bernie Arai drums
Swing, Latin, Brazilian, free jazz and more
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door

Thu Nov 2
Tunes at Noon
Aaron Graham marimba (current DMA student)
Works by Piazzolla, Queen, Lennon/McCartney, original compositions by Aaron Graham, Ivan Trevino, Tom Waits, and more. Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Nov 2 – 4
Orfeo ed Euridice Pre-show Talk with Dr. Hedy Law
"The Invisible Hand: Staging Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice in 2017"
UBC Music faculty member Dr. Hedy Law will present a pre-show talk before the Thursday through Saturday UBC Opera performances of Orfeo ed Euridice.
Thurs – Sat, 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm, Old Auditorium
For information call 604-822-6725.
Read abstract

Nov 2 – 5
UBC Opera
Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Leslie Dala conductor
Nancy Hermiston director
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student
Available at ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725.

Oct 31 – Nov 3
NAC Orchestra: Masterclasses
Masterclasses in strings, winds, brass and percussion
View details
All NAC masterclasses are free and open to the public & held in the UBC Music Building.
Presented in partnership with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in association with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Thu Nov 2
NAC Orchestra: Panel Discussion
Life Reflected: a new model for multidisciplinary collaboration
Alexander Shelley, Artistic Director, National Arts Centre Orchestra, with composers, Nicole Lizée, and Carol Todd (mother of Amanda Todd discussing the work by Jocelyn MorlockMy Name is Amanda Todd)
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE and open to the public
Presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra in partnership with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and ISCM 2017.
More info

Added event!
Thu Nov 2
NAC Orchestra: Composer Talk with Nicole Lizée
National Arts Centre Orchestra Guest Composer

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Presented in partnership with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in association with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Thu Nov 2
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Life Reflected
Opening Concert, ISCM World New Music Days 2017
Alexander Shelley conductor, National Arts Centre Orchestra
Erin Wall soprano, Monique Mojica actor
Donna Feore creative producer & director
Programme:
Zosha Di Castri & Alice Munro Dear Life
Jocelyn Morlock (MMus'96, DMA'02) My Name is Amanda Todd
Nicole Lizée Bondarsphere
John Estacio (MMus'91) I Lost My Talk
7:30 pm, The Centre, 777 Homer Street
Tickets: $19–52 available at vancouversymphony.ca or call 604-876-3434.
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

 

Life Reflected - National Arts Centre Orchestra / Alexander Shelley, Artistic Director

Beyond the Gates


Sat Nov 4 · Vancouver Hospice Benefit Concert · Microcosmos Quartet
With special guest Jesse Read bassoon
Works by Britten, Mozart, and Piazzolla
3:00 pm, Vancouver Unitarian Church, 949-49 Avenue
More info | Tickets

November 4 & 6 · Dream of Gerontius · VSO with UBC Choirs
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra — Bramwell Tovey conductor
University Singers and UBC Choral Union — Graeme Langager Director of Choral Activities
Elgar Dream of Gerontius
Nov 4 & 6, 8:00 pm, The Orpheum, 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Info & Tickets

Mon Nov 6 · ISCM World New Music Days · Turning Point Ensemble
Turning Point Ensemble includes several UBC Music faculty members.
This world premiere performance from Vancouver composer Rita Ueda and librettist Rodney Robertson will present Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea as you’ve never heard it before.
12:00 noon, Roundhouse Performance Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Mon Nov 6 · ISCM World New Music Days · Event and memory: Music for Solo Instruments
How do composers transform the beautifully simple voice of a solo instrument?
François Houle clarinetMark Takeshi McGregor flute & piccolo, Corey Hamm piano, Dragos Tara double bass & live electronics, and Rebecca Wenham cello
5:00 pm, ANNEX, 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Mon Nov 6 · ISCM World New Music Days · Turning Point Ensemble and ECM+
Turning Point Ensemble with the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal
Works by Sokolović, Žebeljan and more.
7:30 pm, Roundhouse Performance Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Tue Nov 7 · ISCM World New Music Days · PEP & Standing Wave
PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) Corey Hamm piano, Nicole Ge Li erhu
Standing WaveChristie Reside flutes, AK Coope clarinets, Rebecca Whitling violin, Peggy Lee cello, Allen Stiles piano, Vern Griffiths percussion
7:30 pm, Roundhouse Performance Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Info, tickets and full list of ISCM events

On the Horizon

Tue Nov 7
ISCM World New Music Days 2017
Electroacoustic Music Concert
Paolo Bortolussi flute, Corey Hamm piano, Bob Pritchard and Keith Hamel electronics
Rai Discrete Transfer (Japan)
Truax The Garden of Sonic Delights (Canada)
Reusner Definierte Lastbedingung (Germany)
Ryszard Glacial Music (Poland)
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
Presented by the UBC Computer Music Studio in partnership with ISCM 2017.
More info

Tue Nov 7
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Hot Sheet for the week of October 24, 2017

“The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.”  Duke Ellington

In Memoriam

BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Wednesday, October 25 in remembrance of Assistant Professor Emeritus Donald Brown, who passed away on October 7, 2017. Donald joined UBC in 1960. He shared his lifelong love of music teaching voice in the School of Music for thirty years and retired as Assistant Professor Emeritus of Music in 1990. Read tribute

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Wed Oct 25  
Wednesday Noon Hours
Paul Keeling Quintet

Paul Keeling piano, Brad Turner trumpet, Jon Bentley tenor sax, André Lachance bass, Bernie Arai drums
A powerful mix of earthy hardbop and stratospheric luminosity. Featuring music from Paul Keeling’s album Ancient Lights (Nominated for WCMA Jazz Recording of the Year).
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall  
$5 at the door
Performer change: André Lachance replaces Adam Thomas on bass.

Paul Keeling performs live selections with Stik Cook drums and Ed Kelly bass

Thu Oct 26   
UBC Jazz Ensemble I
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Oct 26
Tunes at Noon
Emily Richardson flute and Susan Xia piano (current BMus students)
Music by Bach, Faure, Gaubert, Chopin, Mozart, Clarke and Gieseking.
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Fri Oct 27
Graduate Colloquium Series
Iain Fenlon, Cambridge University
“Music and Domestic Devotion in Early Modern Venice”
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm,  Room 400B, Music Building
FREE

Sat Oct 28
Chan Centre Connects: Pre-show talk with Fred Stride
UBC School of Music faculty member and Director of the UBC Jazz Ensemble Fred Stride talks about the rich history of cross-cultural connections between jazz and the music of India.
Pre-show talk 7:15 pm, Royal Bank Cinema

Free for Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland: Crosscurrents ticket holders only. Space is limited and first-come, first-served.
More info

Sat Oct 28
Chan Centre Presents
Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland
: Crosscurrents
This killer band includes internationally renowned New York jazz saxophonist Chris Potter and award-winning Bollywood film composer and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, alongside Louiz Banks piano, Sanjay Divecha guitar, and Gino Banks drums.
Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby! The ChanFare for Oct 28 is composed by MMus composition student John Stetch, and performed by Azura Quartet (comprised of Eric Toombs soprano saxMo Miao alto saxHaley Heinricks tenor saxMia Gazley baritone sax).ChanFares are commissioned by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. They are written and performed by students from the UBC School of Music.
Main concert: 8:00 pm, Chan Centre | Info & tickets
Presented by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Tue Oct 31
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Oct 31
Colloquium Series
Green College Special Lecture
Iain Fenlon, Cambridge University

"Orfeo Recuperated, Monteverdi Transformed"
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Coach House, Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Reception to follow
FREE and open to the public | Read full abstract
Part of the series "Transforming Sounds / Altered Selves" presented by Green College, Early Music Vancouver, the SSHRC-funded “Early Modern Conversions Project” and the UBC School of Music.

Beyond the Gates

Oct 26–28  
Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Revisited
Jonathan Girard conductor
Farshid Samandari composer
Featuring: Heather Pawsey soprano & Yamai Tsunao noh actor
Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Revisited, a Noh chamber opera (World premiere)
The ensemble of Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Revisited will include Melanie Adams mezzo-soprano, Joseph Bulman tenor, Peter Monaghan bass-baritone, noh actors Muraoka Kiyomi and Kashiwazaki Mayuko, Mark McGregor flute, Western percussionist Brian Nesselroad, guest kotsuzumi (noh shoulder drum) player Omura Kayû; as well as a group of prodigious string players.
8:00 pm, The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets
Presented by TomoeArts.

Fri Oct 27
Performances and Masterclass with Evelyn Glennie
Featuring students and ensembles from the VSO School of Music and UBC School of Music. Dame Evelyn Glennie will coach VSOSoM and UBC Percussion Ensemble students in performances of solo & group works including her own compositions.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour Street
Free for Students with student ID | $10 general public
Seating is limited. Tickets are first-come, first-served.
Tickets only at vsoschoolofmusic.ca or call 604-915-9300.

Sun Oct 29
Little Mountain Brass Band: Fall Follies
James Littleford director
The band is having way too much fun with this program featuring various sections of the band. You will laugh and cry hearing tenor horns channeling their inner operatic tenors, cornets being stars they are, tubas on joyous holiday, and a surprise or two when someone else steals the show. Including arrangements specially written by Fred Stride and James Littleford.
2:30 pm, Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver
Admission by donation | Info

Oct 31–Nov 3 · NAC Residency at UBC School of Music

Oct 31–Nov 3
NAC Masterclasses
Masterclasses in strings, winds, brass and percussion
All NAC masterclasses are free and open to the public, and are held in the UBC Music Building.
View details and full schedule
Presented in partnership with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in association with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Thu Nov 2
Panel Discussion
Life Reflected: a new model for multidisciplinary collaboration
Alexander Shelley, Artistic Director, National Arts Centre Orchestra, with composers, Nicole Lizée, and Carol Todd (mother of Amanda Todd discussing the work by Jocelyn MorlockMy Name is Amanda Todd)
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE and open to the public
Presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra in partnership with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and ISCM 2017.
More info

Thu Nov 2
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Life Reflected
Opening Concert, ISCM World New Music Days 2017
Alexander Shelley conductor, National Arts Centre Orchestra
Erin Wall soprano, Monique Mojica actor
Donna Feore creative producer & director
Programme:
Zosha Di Castri & Alice Munro Dear Life
Jocelyn Morlock (MMus'96, DMA'02) My Name is Amanda Todd
Nicole Lizée Bondarsphere
John Estacio (MMus'91) I Lost My Talk
7:30 pm, The Centre, 777 Homer Street
Tickets: $19-52 available at vancouversymphony.ca or call 604-876-3434.
Read more
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

On the Horizon


Wed Nov 1
Wednesday Noon Hours
Tom Keenlyside Quartet

Tom Keenlyside saxophones / flute, Miles Black piano, Miles Hill bass,Bernie Arai drums
Swing, Latin, Brazilian, free jazz and more
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door  

Nov 2 – 5
UBC Opera
Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Leslie Dala conductor
Nancy Hermiston director
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun  2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student
Available at ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725

Save the date!


Wednesday Noon Hours
The concert originally scheduled for Oct 11 — Sanglots: Chansons of Love and Loss with J. Patrick Raftery tenor and Terence Dawson piano has been rescheduled to January 10, 2018.
Event link

Hot Sheet for the week of Oct. 16, 2017

“Mozart is sweet sunshine."  Antonín Dvořák

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Oct 17
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Oct 18    
Wednesday Noon Hours
Celebration of Music by Women Composers
Julia Nolan saxophones, Joan Blackman violin, Jane Hayes piano
Eileen Padgett (MMus'11, current DMA student) Resilience
Dorothy Chang Four Bagatelles
Ida Gotkovsky Trio Lyrique
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Note: Repertoire change: works by Murphy and Ravel will not appear on the program. The title of the program has been changed from "Celebration of music by (mostly) women composers."

Thu Oct 19
Tunes at Noon
Yihan Zhang piano (DCPS’17) and Chantal Bian (DMA’17) cello
Works by Schubert, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Schumann
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.
Full repertoire list

Fri Oct 20
Graduate Colloquium Series
Profs. Michael Tenzer and John Roeder, UBC School of Music

Michael Tenzer: “Chasing the Phantom: Features of a Supracultural New Music” 
John Roeder: "Interactions of Folk Melody and Transformational (Dis)continuities in Chen Yi’s Ba Ban"
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 400B
Music Building
FREE

Fri Oct 20
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Borealis String Quartet
Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet*
Mark Anderson piano+
Mozart Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581*
Dvořák Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81+
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Tickets available in advance at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office. 
A UTown@UBC community concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music.

Borealis String Quartet performs at Sam Sullivan's Public Salon

Beyond the Gates

Mon Oct 23
Colleen O’Connor 17 Hoops CD Release Party
Singer-songwriter Colleen O'Connor piano and vocals releases her debut EP 17 Hoops, produced by Winston Hauschild. With special guests: Lonny Eagleton guitar, Michael Averill bass and Darren Beattie drums.
7:00 pm doors, Guilt and Company, 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver
$10 at the door
Event link | Website

Oct 26–28  
Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Revisited
Jonathan Girard conductor
Farshid Samandari composer
Featuring: Heather Pawsey soprano & Yamai Tsunao noh actor
Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Revisited, a Noh chamber opera (World premiere)
The ensemble of Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Revisited will include Melanie Adams mezzo-soprano, Joseph Bulman tenor, Peter Monaghan bass-baritone, noh actors Muraoka Kiyomi and Kashiwazaki Mayuko, Mark McGregor flute, Western percussionist Brian Nesselroad, guest kotsuzumi (noh shoulder drum) player Omura Kayû; as well as a group of prodigious string players.
8:00 pm, The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets
Presented by TomoeArts.

On the Horizon

Tue Oct 24
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Oct 25  
Wednesday Noon Hours
Paul Keeling Quintet

Paul Keeling piano, Brad Turner trumpet, Jon Bentley tenor saxophone
Andre Lachance bass, Bernie Arai drums
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall  
$5 at the door  
Performer change: André Lachance replaces Adam Thomas on bass.

Thu Oct 26   
UBC Jazz Ensemble I
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Oct 26
Tunes at Noon: Artists and repertoire TBA
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Fri Oct 27
Graduate Colloquium Series
Iain Fenlon, Cambridge University
“Music and Domestic Devotion in Early Modern Venice”
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm,  Room 400B, Music Building
FREE

Oct 31–Nov 3 · NAC Residency at UBC School of Music


NAC Masterclasses

Joel Quarrington bass
Wed Nov 1, 6:00pm–8:00pm, Room 339
 
Feza Zweifel timpani and percussion
Wed Nov 1, 7:00pm–9:00pm, Barnett Hall

Kimball Sykes clarinet
Wed Nov 1, 8:00pm–10:00pm, Room 400

Doug Burden trombone/low brass
Wed Nov 1, 8:00pm–1:00pm, Room 113

Karen Donnelly trumpet
Fri Nov 3, 3:00pm–5:00pm Room 339

Joanna G’froerer flute
Tue Oct 31, 7:30–9:30pm, Room 113

Charles Hamann oboe
Tue Oct 31, 7:30–9:30pm, Room 338
 
Chris Millard bassoon
Wed Nov 1, 10:00am–12 noon, Room 400C

Yosuke Kawasaki violin
Wed Nov 1, 6:00–8:00pm, Room 113

Rachel Mercer cello
Wed Nov 1, 6:00–8:00pm, Room 338

All NAC masterclasses are free and open to the public, and are held in the UBC Music Building.
Presented in partnership with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in association with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Thu Nov 2
Panel Discussion
Life Reflected: a new model for multidisciplinary collaboration
Alexander Shelley, Artistic Director, National Arts Centre Orchestra, with composers, Nicole Lizée, and Carol Todd (mother of Amanda Todd discussing the work by Jocelyn MorlockMy Name is Amanda Todd)
12:00 noon–1:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE and open to the public
Presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra in partnership with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and ISCM 2017.

Thu Nov 2
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Life Reflected
Opening Concert, ISCM World New Music Days 2017
Alexander Shelley conductor, National Arts Centre Orchestra
Erin Wall soprano, Monique Mojica actor
Donna Feore creative producer & director
Four Canadian composers have created compelling musical portraits of four exceptional Canadian women, in collaboration with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Roberta Bondar, Rita Joe, Alice Munro, and Amanda Todd are the inspiration behind Life Reflected, a unique symphonic and multi-media celebration of youth, promise, and courage. The staging includes stunning projections, which immerse the audience in sound, motion picture, photography, and graphic design. 
Programme:
Zosha Di Castri & Alice Munro Dear Life
Jocelyn Morlock (MMus'96, DMA'02) My Name is Amanda Todd
Nicole Lizée Bondarsphere
John Estacio (MMus'91) I Lost My Talk
7:30 pm, The Centre, 777 Homer Street
Tickets: $19-52 available at vancouversymphony.ca or call 604-876-3434.
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Hot Sheet for the week of Oct. 10, 2017

“The idea comes to me from outside of me — and is like a gift. I then take the idea and make it my own — that is where the skill lies.”  ~ Johannes Brahms

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Wed Oct 11
Wednesday Noon Hours — CANCELLED
Please note: "Sanglots" Chansons of Love and Loss with J. Patrick Raftery and Terence Dawson has been cancelled due to illness.

Thu Oct 12
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Benjamin Hopkins piano (Winner of the 2017 UBC Concerto Competition)
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
12:00 noon, Chan Centre
FREE

Thu Oct 12
Tunes at Noon
Kyle Hawkes (BMus’14, MMus’17) guitar
Boris Ulanowicz (BMus’13) violin
Piazzolla History of the Tango
Paganini Sonata concertata
De Falla Siete Canciones
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Fri Oct 13
Graduate Colloquium Series
Antares Boyle, Ph.D. Candidate, UBC School of Music
"Object/Process: Functions of Repetition in Birtwistle's Recent Music"
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Room 400B, Music Building
FREE

Fri Oct 13
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Joseph Stepec guest conductor (Respighi)
Benjamin Hopkins piano (Winner of the 2017 UBC Concerto Competition)
Estacio Frenergy
Respighi Fountains of Rome
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre

Sat Oct 14
DieMahler Ensemble
Pablo Diemecke director
Works include the world premiere of San Juan de Ulúa by Israel Cahue, additional music by Mexican composers, as well as music by Juan Gabriel and Piazzolla.
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$10 | Buy tickets
Presented by the Mexican Consulate. Hosted by the UBC School of Music.

Sun Oct 15   
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble
2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$28 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Student
Reservations required. Please visit ubcoperatickets.com or call 604.822.6725.

Mon Oct 16
Violin Masterclass with Vadim Gluzman
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm,  Gessler Hall
FREE
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony in partnership with the UBC School of Music and Vancouver Academy of Music.

Tue Oct 17
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

On the Horizon

Wed Oct 18   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Celebration of music by (mostly) women composers
Julia Nolan saxophones, Joan Blackman violin, Jane Hayes piano
Works by Dorothy Chang, Eileen Padgett (MMus'11, current DMA student), Gotkovsky, Murphy, Ravel and more.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door

Fri Oct 20
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Borealis String Quartet
Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet*
Mark Anderson piano+
Mozart Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581*
Dvořák Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81+
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Tickets available in advance at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office. 
A UTown@UBC community concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music.

Hot Sheet for the week of Oct. 2, 2017

“Music comes to me more readily than words.”  ~ Beethoven

Kudos

Morna Edmunson (BMus’81) has received an Alumni Builder Award from alumni UBC. The award was given “for her leadership and dedication to the choral music community in British Columbia, Canada, and internationally.” More info about UBC Alumni Builder Awards

UBC Music in the News

A basketball symphony? Meet the Canadian composer who's created a basketball symphony for the TSO.  "[...] I had this flashback to fourth grade gym class," Miller said.  "It was of my gym teacher telling us that Canadian James Naismith invented basketball." ~ Jared Miller (BMus'10) 
Read the CBC News article

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Mon Oct 2
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Tue Oct 3
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Oct 3
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Wed Oct 4
Wednesday Noon Hours: Anna Magdalena Kokits piano
Coast to Coast Tour: Celebrating Austrian and Canadian Music
Beethoven 32 Variationen in C-moll, WoO 80
Kerer Dla Rajun
Zemlinsky Fantasien über Gedichte von Richard Dehmel, Op. 9
Vivian Fung Kotekan from Glimpses
Toch Capriccetti, Op. 36
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Event Link | Read Ottawa Citizen article
Presented in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Embassy of Austria and with support from Alexander Zemlinsky Fonds.

Vivian Fung's Glimpses: Kotekan will be performed by Anna Magdalena Kokits
at the Wednesday Noon Hour concert on Oct. 4, 2017

Thu Oct 5
Tunes at Noon
Jacob Seyer (MMus’17) and Deavyn West Seyer (current MA student)guitar and steel tongue drum
Original music written and improvised for guitar and steel tongue drum.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | Event Link
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Fri Oct 6
Graduate Colloquium Series
Dr. Brandon Konoval
The Disenchanted Flute? Max Weber and the Genealogy of Music
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Room 400B, Music Building
FREE

Fri Oct 6
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble & UBC Concert Winds
any MOMENT now
Robert Taylor conductor
Christin Reardon MacLellan conductor, UBC Concert Winds
Music (inspired) by Gabrieli, Sweelinck, Bach, Susato, Grainger, Léonin, Pérotin, and Nelson
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre

Oct 6–8
Vancouver International Music Competition
The VIMC offers a worldwide platform for musical and cultural exchange and an opportunity for young musicians from around the world to perform. Jury members include Corey Hamm, Andrew Dawes, Nancy Hermiston, and Jocelyn Morlock.
Final Round · Oct 6–7
Oct 6, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Oct 7, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Info | Tickets
Gala Concert · Oct 8
The gala concert for the 2017 VIMC will feature performances by the talented competition winners, as well as a special guest performance by renowned pianist and VIMC jury member Sasha Starcevich.
Oct 8, 2:00 pm, Chan Centre Tickets
Organized by the Canada International Arts & Music Society and supported by the Canadian Music Centre.

Tue Oct 10
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

On the Horizon

Wed Oct 11
Wednesday Noon Hours: "Sanglots" Chansons of Love and Loss
J. Patrick Raftery tenor
Terence Dawson piano
Featuring works of Bizet, Fauré, Duparc, Barber and Poulenc
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Full repertoire list

Thu Oct 12   
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Benjamin Hopkins piano (winner of the 2017 UBC Concerto Competition)
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
12:00 noon, Chan Centre
FREE

Fri Oct 13
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Joseph Stepec guest conductor (Respighi)
Benjamin Hopkins piano (winner of the 2017 UBC Concerto Competition)
Estacio Frenergy
Respighi Fountains of Rome
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre

In Our Community

Tue Oct 10
Vancouver International Film Festival: The Green Fog
This multi-experiential, visual and sound collage by award-winning filmmaker and cultural iconoclast Guy Maddin in collaboration with brothers Evan and Galen Johnson (The Forbidden RoomSeances) re-imagines Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Originally commissioned by SFFILM with support from Nion McEvoy and Stanford Live, this must-attend event features the world-renowned Kronos Quartet performing live the score composed by Jacob Garchik.
8:00 pm, The Centre for the Performing Arts (off-campus), 777 Homer Street (at Robson)
Tickets & info

Hot Sheet for the week of Sept 26, 2017

“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”  ~ Claude Debussy

Special Offer

Wednesday Noon Hours Season Pass
This year is the 50th anniversary of concerts in the music building. To help mark the occasion, 2017–2018 Wednesday Noon Hour season passes are available for only $50 (regular price: $70). Buy your pass at the door prior to a Wednesday Noon Hour concert.

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Sept 26
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Wed Sept 27
Wednesday Noon Hours: Standing Wave
Christie Reside flute, AK Coope clarinet, Rebecca Whitling violin, Olivia Blander* cello, Allen Stiles piano, Vern Griffiths percussion (*Olivia Blander appears instead of Peggy Lee)
20th C Remix
Jared Miller (BMus'10) Guilty Pleasures based on John Adams' China Gates
Debussy arr. Nobles Des pieds sur la neige
Berry arr. Cameron Wilson (BMus'88) Louie Louie Variations
Messiaen arr. Butler Le Merle Noir
John Korsrud (BMus'89) Two Tastes of the Hague (inspired by music of Louis Andriessen)
Riley arr. Goddard Half Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door | Event link

Video: Standing Wave performs Pots n’ Pans Falling live at the VSO New Music Festival.

Thu Sept 28
Tunes at Noon: Nicole Linaksita piano
Five (Movement 4 from “Echoes”) by Dorothy Chang plus works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Liszt.
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy. Nicole Linaksita (BMus’16, BSc’16) is a UBC alumna with a dual degree.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | Event Link
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Sept 28
Harvest "Feastival": An evening of feasting, arts & culture
Join friends and colleagues for a night of food, art and culture, including shows and exhibits in UBC's Arts and Culture District
4:00 pm Cocktails, UBC Alumni Centre | 5:00 pm Six-course dinner
8:00 pm Arts & Culture District shows and exhibits (various locations)
UBC Symphony Orchestra — Open Rehearsal
8:00 pm, Chan Centre | Event details 
Tickets: $10–$45
Menu, entertainment and venue details | Tickets

Thu Sept 28
What Nijinksky Saw: Backstage at the Premiere of The Rite Of Spring
Thomas F. Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Coach House, Green College, UBC
Reception to follow
FREE and open to the public
Part of "Transforming Sounds / Altered Selves Series" produced by Green College in association with Early Music Vancouver, the UBC School of Music and the SSHRC-funded “Early Modern Conversions" Project based at McGill University | More info

Fri Sept 29
Graduate Colloquium Series
Thomas F. Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University
"Capturing Music: The Invention of the First Recording Technology"
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE and open to the public
Part of "Transforming Sounds / Altered Selves Series" | More info

Fri Sept 29
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Lucas Wong piano
Mostly Debussy: In Black and White
Find out how Debussy played “Tai Chi” with the black and white keys in imaginative ways, plus: Stravinsky’s Danse Sacrale from Rite of Spring for piano four hands with Corey Hamm piano
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Event Link | Buy Tickets
A UTown@UBC community concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music.

Video: UBC Music alum Lucas Wong (BMus'04) performs Debussy's Général Lavine.

Mon Oct 2
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Tue Oct 3
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Oct 3
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Beyond the Gates

Sun Oct 1
Music on Main: Jane Coop piano
Works by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff
10:00 am Pre-show complimentary coffee and pastries
11:00 am Concert, Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street
Tickets: $29–$49 Regular reserved seating / $15 Student reserved seating
Tickets & info | Video
Presented by Music on Main.

On the Horizon

Wed Oct 4
Wednesday Noon Hours
Anna Magdalena Kokits piano
Coast to Coast Tour: Celebrating Austrian and Canadian Music
Works by Beethoven, Zemlinksy, Fung, Kerer, and more
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Presented in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of Austria with support from Alexander Zemlinsky Fonds.
Event Link | Read news article

Hot Sheet for the week of Sept 19, 2017

“Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.” ~ Jean Cocteau

Kudos

Standing Wave won the 2017 Western Canadian Music Award for Classical Artist/Ensemble of the Year at BreakOut West for their album New Wave. The ensemble includes UBC Music faculty members Vern Griffiths and Christie Reside, as well as alumni Allen Stiles (BMus'84, MMus'86) and AK Coope (BMus'90). The recording includes contributions from composer Michael Oesterle (BMus'92) and producer Will Howie (BMus'04).

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Sept 19
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Sept 20   
Wednesday Noon Hours: Celebrating 50 Years
Terence Dawson piano
Eric Wilson, Laine Longton, Oskar Falta cello
Popper Requiem for Three Cellos and Piano, Op. 66
Poulenc Aubade*
*with chamber orchestra conducted by Jonathan Girard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Dr. John Sawyer, who played in the first Wednesday Noon Concert in this recital hall after the Music Building was completed in 1967.
Event Link

Special Offer!
Wednesday Noon Hours 2017–2018 Season Pass
This year is the 50th anniversary of concerts in the music building. To help mark the occasion, 2017–2018 Wednesday Noon Hour season passes are available for $50 (regular price: $70).19 concerts for $50 is a steal! Buy your pass at the door prior to a Wednesday Noon Hour concert.

Thu Sept 21
Tunes at Noon: Blary Pearson Duo
Alec Pearson guitar (MMus’14), Bernard Blary flute
Repertoire includes music by Bozza, Moyse, Machado and Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango.
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Sept 21
Graduate Colloquium Series
Prof. Bell Yung, University of Pittsburgh
Hong Kong's Folk Music and Local Culture: The Art of a Cantonese Blind Singer
7:00 pm, Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John's College, 2111 Lower Mall
Reception at 6:00 pm | RSVP here
FREE and open to the public

Thu Sept 21
UBC Opera Ensemble Gala
A benefit gala to support the UBC Opera Ensemble
James Westman baritone; Michael Colvin tenor
6:30 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Concert | 8:00 pm Dinner
The Westin Wall Centre, Richmond Airport Hotel
3099 Corvette Way, Richmond, BC
$250 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 604-822-6725 to order tickets.
More info

Fri Sept 22
Graduate Colloquium Series
Professor Bell Yung, University of Pittsburgh
An Audience of One: The Private Music of the Chinese Literati
11:45 am, Gessler Hall
FREE and open to the public.

Sun Sept 24
WindFest! 2017: Flute and Clarinet
Guest Artists: Amy Porter flute and Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet
Guest lecturer: Michelle Anderson
Masterclasses, Concerts & Workshops
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Music Building
Registration and schedule

On the Horizon

Tue Sept 26
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tues Sept. 26
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Wed Sept 27
Wednesday Noon Hours
Standing Wave

Christie Reside flute, AK Coope clarinet, Rebecca Whitling violin, Olivia Blander* cello, Allen Stiles piano, Vern Griffiths percussion (*Olivia Blander appears instead of Peggy Lee cello)
20th C Remix
Jared Miller (BMus'10) Guilty Pleasures based on John Adams' China Gates, plus works by Debussy, Cameron Wilson (BMus'88), Messiaen, John Korsrud (BMus'89) and Riley.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door | Full repertoire list

Music on the Point: Lucas Wong piano (BMus'04) 
Fri Sept 29 | 7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
Event Link | Buy Tickets

2017–2018 Concert Calendar Errata List

Sept 21 · UBC Opera Ensemble Gala
Correction to ticket price: $250 (not $200)

Oct 13 · UBC Symphony Orchestra
Repertoire correction:
Respighi Fountains of Rome (not Pines of Rome)
Guest artist addition: Joseph Stepec guest conductor (Respighi)

Oct 25 · Wednesday Noon Hours
Performer replacement: André Lachance replaces bass player Adam Thomas in the Paul Keeling Quintet

Added event:
Nov 18 · Piano Masterclass with Paul Lewis
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Gessler Hall
FREE
Presented by the Vancouver Recital Society in partnership with the UBC School of Music.

Dec 2 · UBC Symphony Orchestra
Repertoire added:
Satie (orch. Debussy) Gymnopédie I & III

Mar 21 · Wednesday Noon Hours
DELETE: Arias by George Frideric Handel
 
Mar 23 · Music on the Point — Röntgen Trio
Repertoire added:
Brahms Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 8

Missing photo credit on page 15
Tuning Fork image photo credit:
Dina MacDougall

Hot Sheet for the week of Sept 12 2017

“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks.” ~ Yo-Yo Ma

The UBC Music 2017–2018 concert season begins!

Read about how we are celebrating new faces, milestones, and special guests throughout the season.

Our printed concert calendars are available now! If you're not already on our list to receive a concert calendar in the mail, please send an email to music.concerts@ubc.ca with your full postal address.

Be sure to check out the School of Music online events calendar for the latest updates.

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music...

Sept 14–15 Thu & Fri · Conference on Rhythm: Entrainment and the Human-Technology Interface

Mediation of Tempo
Roger Mathew Grant, Wesleyan University
Thursday, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
FREE

Who Grooves to What?
Differences in Guitarists’ & Drummers’ Metric Entrainment

Brad Osborn, University of Kansas
Friday, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Gessler Hall
FREE
This event is also part of the Graduate Colloquium Series.

Lecture-Demonstration: DJ Miss M
Friday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Conference on Rhythm organized by Nathan Hesselink and the UBC Rhythm Research Cluster.

Sun Sept 17
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble
2:00 pm, UBC Botanical Garden
$28 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Student
Reservations required. Tickets available online, or call 604-822-6725.

Tue Sept 19
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

On the Horizon

Wed Sept 20    
Wednesday Noon Hours
Celebrating 50 Years of Wednesday Noon Hour concerts in the Music Building

Terence Dawson piano
Eric WilsonLaine Longton, Oskar Falta cello
Popper Requiem for Three Cellos and Piano, Op. 66
Poulenc Aubade*
*with chamber orchestra conducted by Jonathan Girard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
This concert is dedicated to the memory of John Sawyer, who played in the first Wednesday Noon Concert in this recital hall after the Music Building was completed in 1967.
Event Link

Thu Sept 21
Graduate Colloquium Series: Prof. Bell Yung, University of Pittsburgh
Hong Kong's Folk Music and Local Culture: The Art of a Cantonese Blind Singer
Reception @ 6:00 pm
7:00 pm, Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John's College, 2111 Lower Mall
FREE and open to the public.
RSVP here

Thu Sept 21
UBC Opera Ensemble Gala
A benefit gala to support the UBC Opera Ensemble
James Westman baritone; Michael Colvin tenor
6:30 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Concert | 8:00 pm Dinner
The Westin Wall Centre, Richmond Airport Hotel
3099 Corvette Way, Richmond, BC
$200.00 Tickets must be purchased in advance. For info, or to order tickets, call 604-822-6725.
More info

Fri Sept 22
Graduate Colloquium Series: Prof. Bell Yung, University of Pittsburgh
An Audience of One: The Private Music of the Chinese Literati
Professor Bell Yung, University of Pittsburgh
11:45 am, Gessler Hall
FREE and open to the public.
 

Hot Sheet for the week of June 14 2017

“The aria, after all, is the soul of opera.”  ~ Richard Strauss

For you from the stages of UBC Music... UBC Opera's Ariadne aux Naxos opens next week!

June 22–25       
Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra    
Nancy Hermiston director, Jonathan Darlington conductor
Thu–Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$41 Adult | $31 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available online at ubcoperatickets.com or by telephone at 604-822-6725.

Beyond the Gates

Sat June 17
Terrace Symphony: Season Finale Concert
Gene Ramsbottom basset horn and clarinet performs with the Terrace Symphony in the world premiere of Ramsbottom's new edition of Alessandro Rolla's Concerto in F for Basset Horn and Orchestra and Mendelssohn's Konzertstück No. 2, Op. 114 for clarinet, bassoon and orchestra. 
7:30 pm, Knox United Church, Terrace, BC
More information

Sun June 18
Memorial Concert in Honour of Karen Dawes
A memorial concert for Karen Dawes, wife of Prof. Emeritus Andrew Dawes, takes place this week. To contribute memories of Karen, please visit karendawes.ca.
Brian G’froerer horn, Jason Ho violin, Jane Coop piano, Terence Dawson piano, Borealis String Quartet, Eric Wilson cello, Robert Uchida violin, Kenneth Broadway piano
Works by Brahms, Beethoven, Sinding, Schubert, Massenet and Haydn.
3:00 pm–5:00 pm, West Point Grey United Church
4595 West 8th Ave, Vancouver
The church is wheelchair accessible.
The concert will also be available by live webcast.
More info | Concert program

Fri June 23
West Coast Symphony
Bujar Llapaj conductor, Julia Nolan saxophone, Eric Hominick narrator
Zadeja Suite From "Skanderbeg"
Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole
Hintersteininger Saxophone Concerto
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
8:00 pm, Christ Church Cathedral
690 Burrard Street, Vancouver
More info
 

On the Horizon

June 25–July 4
Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler
Bramwell Tovey Artistic Director and Conductor
Jonathan Girard Assistant Conductor
The VSO Institute at Whistler offers young musicians an opportunity to be immersed in a collaborative musical environment alongside and mentored by a world class symphony orchestra. A number of UBC Music faculty members are involved! See the full list of faculty.
New for 2017: Two Whistler Institute Orchestra Concerts
Mon July 3 •  2:00 pm, Whistler Olympic Plaza • FREE
Tue July 4 • 2:00 pm, Chan Centre • $15/10
Tickets | More info

June 27 & June 28
Turning Point Ensemble Meets Hollenbeck, Nachoff & Houle
This concert features all new works especially written for superb guest musicians and the Turning Point Ensemble. Join these innovative and influential musicians as they explore the boundaries between jazz and new music.
8:00 pm, Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (Level B2), 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver
Presented by Coastal Jazz, Turning Point Ensemble and SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs.
More info

July 2–15
UBC Summer Vocal Workshop
Part of the Summer Music Institute, the Summer Vocal Workshop gives singers the opportunity to interact with UBC School of Music Faculty and professional classical musicians from all over the world. Participants take part in group classes, private lessons, coaching with pianists, masterclasses, small ensembles, and a final concert.
More info

July 9–14 & July 16–22
UBC Summer Music Institute
Each July, several hundred students spend a week or two on campus under the leadership and guidance of the performance faculty of the School of Music and other distinguished music educators. Classes in basic musicianship, as well as recital performances and masterclasses by resident teachers, serve to enhance the total program.
Week 1: Sun July 9 to Fri July 14
Week 2: Sun July 16 to Sat July 22
More info

July 27–31
Wind Conducting Symposium
UBC Wind Conducting Symposium is available to band conductors of all levels. Participants refresh their conducting skills and learn about band repertoire, score study, and rehearsal techniques under the guidance of UBC Director of Bands Robert Taylor and distinguished guest artist Craig Kirchhoff (University of Minnesota). Participants will work with a live ensemble comprised of UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble students and attend professional development sessions, including a special webinar with this year’s featured composer, Dana Wilson.
More info

Aug 1–11

Early Music Vancouver: Vancouver Bach Festival

The Vancouver Bach Festival is one of the largest festivals of its type in North America. It is a superb series of concerts featuring guest artists from all over the world. The majority of the concerts are held downtown at Christ Church Cathedral. Tickets and info 

Baroque Vocal Program: 'The Compleat Singer' • July 30–Aug 11
Participation in ‘The Compleat Singer’ offers a unique opportunity to explore & experiment in all aspects of the Baroque singer’s development. This intensive course is designed for advanced-level participants such as professional singers, university, conservatory and college students. More info

Pacific Baroque Orchestra with Vancouver Cantata Singers • Fri Aug 11
Alexander Weimann music director
Paula Kremer VCS artistic director
J.S. Bach St. John Passion
7:30 pm, Chan Centre (Pre-concert talk at 6:45)
Sponsored by The Drance Family.
More info | Tickets

The Vancouver Bach Festival is presented by Early Music Vancouver. Some festival activities are held at the UBC School of Music.

Aug 5–20
2017 Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival
Faculty artists include Paolo Bortolussi flute and Jasper Wood violin. Concerts are held on multiple dates at various locations in the Lower Mainland.
More info

Aug 28 & Sept 4
Bard on the Beach
Opera & Arias: The Barber of Seville
UBC Opera Ensemble
Nancy Hermiston
director, Leslie Dala conductor
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
The Barber of Seville, Rossini’s masterpiece of the comic opera stage, is one of the world’s most popular operas. UBC’s Nancy Hermiston directs this in-concert costumed staging, with conductor Leslie Dala leading the musicians.
Aug 28 & Sept 4 • 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Tickets and info
 

A Song of Joys

A Song of Joys: Celebrating the Chan at 20 was presented on April 8, 2017. Watch the concert on our Livestream page, visit our gallery of concert photos, and more. Be sure to check out the Chan Centre's 20th anniversary season program! 2017–2018 subscriptions are available now.
 

Hot Sheet on Summer Hiatus

The Hot Sheet pauses over the summer, and will resume in the fall with an exciting lineup of concerts for our new season! Please email music.concerts@ubc.ca if you would like to receive a 2017–2018 School of Music concert calendar in the mail. Enjoy your summer!

Hot Sheet for the week of May 23, 2017

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music...

Wed May 24
Baccalaureate Concert
The Baccalaureate Concert is a free concert in honour of UBC's graduating students and features outstanding young artists from the UBC School of Music. This year the evening will include a special performance by UBC President Santa J. Ono cello with students Edmund Chung violin and Irene Setiawan piano.
Repertoire includes works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Puccini, Ginastera, and more, plus compositions by graduating students Jaelem Bhate and Aidan Mulldoon Wong.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
FREE (General seating. Tickets available on concert day, in person only, at the Chan Centre Ticket Office. Note: Ticket Office opens at 7:30 am during graduation week.)
Full list of repertoire and performers
Watch video

Student Recitals
As student recital season winds down, catch the last few fantastic student recitals. Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements.
FREE
Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.
View events calendar

Beyond the Gates...

Wed May 24
Standing Wave: WILD
Christie Reside flute, A-K Coope clarinet, Rebecca Whitling violin, Peggy Lee cello, Allen Stiles piano, Vern Griffiths percussion, with Special Guest: Carla Huhtanen soprano
Anna Pidgorna & Val Brandt Wild Dogs (Excerpt)
Mason Bates Difficult Bamboo
Cameron Wilson (BMus'88) New Work
Guillaume Connesson Techno Parade
8:00 pm, The Annex
823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver
More info

Fri May 26
Out for Lunch Series
Vancouver String Quartet (Jonathan Der and Samuel Tsui violins, Manti Poon viola, Bo Peng cello), Gene Ramsbottom clarinet, Gregory Cukrov bassoon
Devienne Bassoon Quartet, Op. 73
Mozart Clarinet Quintet, K. 581 in A Major
12:10 pm–1:00 pm, Vancouver Art Gallery
Free with gallery admission
Presented and co-sponsored by Gene Ramsbottom, UBC School of Music and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
More info


On the Horizon...

Fri June 2
Vancouver Chamber Music Society
Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets
Christopher Lee clarinet, David Gillham violin, Jae-Won Bang violin, Tegen Davidge viola, Kevin Park cello
7:30 pm, Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets and Info

Fri June 9
Out for Lunch Series
Gene Ramsbottom clarinet & bassethorn, Gregory Cukrov bassoon, Daniel Chow piano
Mendelssohn Concertstucke, Op. 114
Rolla Concerto in F Major for Bassethorn
Pletnev-Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux/Adagio (from Sleeping Beauty)
12:10 pm–1:00pm, Vancouver Art Gallery
Free with gallery admission
Presented and co-sponsored by Gene Ramsbottom, UBC School of Music and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
More info

June 22–25       
Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra    
Nancy Hermiston director
Jonathan Darlington conductor
Thu–Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$41 Adult | $31 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available online at ubcoperatickets.com or by telephone at 604-822-6725.

Kudos...

On May 30th, world-renowned pianist and former School of Music student Jon Kimura Parker, O.C, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Letters, honoris causa, from the University of British Columbia in recognition of his countless contributions to the world of classical music. Read more...

Shang Ko (Sunny) Chan (BMus’16) won Sixth Place and $2,000 at the 2017 Shean Strings Competition! The finals were held May 18–20, 2017 in Muttart Hall, Alberta College Campus, Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. More about the Shean Strings Competition...

The Hot Sheet will take a brief pause until mid-June.

Please visit our website for updates and information about the School of Music.

Hot Sheet for the week of May 15 2017

“Music is the silence between the notes.”  ~ Claude Debussy

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music...

Student Recitals
Witness the culmination of the talent, hard work, and passion of our students! View our events calendar for the latest student recital listings. Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements.
FREE
Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.
View events calendar

Beyond the Gates...

Thu May 18
Arkora: Transfigured Light
Transfigured Light is a concert of vocal chamber music exploring themes of death, light, and rebirth. Taking place at twilight, Transfigured Light features microtonal vocal music of the past and present, including world premieres by Dorothy Chang, Brendon Randall-Myers, and Benton Roark (MMus'07, DMA'13) plus late Renaissance motets by Vicentino, Lassus, and Victoria. The concert will feature the Lumiphone, a 31-note-per-octave, eight-foot glass marimba. The program culminates with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang's Death Speaks, a five-part, haunting meditation on the transient nature of existence for soprano, electric guitar, piano, and violin, featuring Arkora co-director Kathleen Allan (BMus‘11) in the soloist role.
8:00 pm, Celebration Hall at Mountain View Cemetery
5455 Fraser St, Vancouver
Presented by Redshift Music Society
Info and tickets
Read preview by the Vancouver Sun

Next Week...

Wed May 24
Baccalaureate Concert
The Baccalaureate Concert is a free concert in honour of UBC's graduating students and features outstanding young artists from the UBC School of Music. This year the evening will include a special performance by UBC President Santa J. Ono cello with students Edmund Chung violin and Irene Setiawan piano.
Repertoire includes works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Puccini, Ginastera, and more, plus compositions by graduating students Jaelem Bhate and Aidan Mulldoon Wong.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
FREE (General seating. Tickets available on concert day, in person only, at the Chan Centre Ticket Office. Note: Ticket Office opens at 7:30 am during graduation week.)
Full list of repertoire and performers
Watch video below:

VIDEO: Music and stories of recent UBC School of Music graduates performing at the Baccalaureate Concert.

On the Horizon...

Jun 22–25       
Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra    
Nancy Hermiston director
Jonathan Darlington conductor
Thu–Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$41 Adult | $31 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available online at ubcoperatickets.com, or by telephone at 604-822-6725.

In the News...

Georgia Straight: With Shining Light, Elektra Women’s Choir gives voice to female composers
Read about Kathleen Allan (BMus'11), one of the composers that Elektra Women’s Choir is celebrating.
Read article

Hot Sheet for the week of May 8, 2017

“For me, art, and especially music, exist to elevate us as far as possible above everyday existence." ~ Gabriel Fauré

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music...

Student Recitals
Witness the culmination of our students' talent, passion, and hard work... Check out our events calendar for the latest recital listings. Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements.
FREE
Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.
View events calendar

On the Horizon...

Wed May 24
Baccalaureate Concert
The Baccalaureate Concert is an annual event that occurs the evening of the first day of the Spring Congregation Ceremonies. It is a free concert in honour of our graduating students and features outstanding young artists from the UBC School of Music. This year the evening will include a special performance by Professor Santa J. Ono cello with students Edmund Chung violin and Irene Setiawan piano.
Mendelssohn Trio No. 1 for Piano, Violin, Cello in D Minor (Mvt. i)
Plus works by Debussy, Puccini, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Ginastera, Jaelem Bhate, Aidan Mulldoon Wong, and much more.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
FREE
Full list of repertoire and performers

Jun 22–25       
Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra    
Nancy Hermiston director
Jonathan Darlington conductor
Thu–Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$41 Adult | $31 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available online at ubcoperatickets.com, or by telephone at 604-822-6725.


Kudos...

George Laverock (BMus’66) has just received the BC Community Achievement Award and the inaugural 2017 Mitchell Leadership Award. Laverock was cited for a vision of Vancouver as a creative centre for world-class music that has driven a remarkable commitment to community involvement: "George has made a lasting difference through his accomplishments in public broadcasting, arts administration and non-profit governance while mentoring the next generation of musicians.” Read more...

Shang Ko (Sunny) Chan (BMus’16) is a finalist in the Shean Strings Competition. The finals will be held May 18–20, 2017 in Muttart Hall, Alberta College Campus, Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. Congratulations and good luck! More about the Shean Strings Competition

In the News...

Reviews: Canadian Music Teacher
Stephen Chatman and Tara Wohlberg Mix and Match
Stephen Chatman Etudes
Spring 2017, Vol 68, No. 3 (pp. 39–40).
Read reviews

Review: Vancouver Sun
"Something rich and strange, a Jocelyn Morlock concerto for Ariel Barnes" ~ David Gordon Duke of the Vancouver Sun reviews Lucid Dreams, a cello concerto by Jocelyn Morlock (MMus'96, DMA'02).
Read review

Hot Sheet for the week of May 1, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | May 1, 2017

"Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it's essential to being human." ~ Jewel

Happy Music Monday! For you this week from the stages of UBC Music...

Student Recitals
Witness the culmination of talent, hard work, and passion of our students... Check out our events calendar for the latest student recital listings. Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements.
FREE
Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.
View events calendar

Thu May 4
Tunes at Noon
Liel Amdour
guitar
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy. May 4 is the last Tunes at Noon concert of the season — please join us in the fall!
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Beyond the Gates...

May 2, 5, 7
Vancouver Opera — Dead Man Walking
Judith Forst (BMus’65, DLitt’91) Mrs. Patrick De Rocher, Joseph’s mother
J. Patrick Raftery Father Grenville, prison chaplain
Plus several UBC Music alumni: Spencer Britten, DJ Calhoun, Adam Kozak, Heather Molloy, Rose-Ellen Nichols, Heather Pawsey, Dionne Sellinger, Barbara Towell, and Karen Ydenberg.
May 2 & 5 at 7:30 pm
May 7 at 2:00 pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 650 Hamilton St
Info and tickets
Review: Georgia Straight
Review: Vancouver Sun

In our Community...

Jean Coulthard Readings — Call for Scores
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present the Jean Coulthard Readings during the 2017/18 Symphony Season. Named in honour of one of BC’s most beloved composers, the Jean Coulthard Readings give emerging BC composers an invaluable opportunity to have their work read by a professional orchestra. Approximately six orchestral works will be selected, depending on duration and level of difficulty. Participating composers will receive a part preparation seminar with VSO Music Librarians and a follow-up masterclass with the Vancouver Symphony’s Composer-in-Residence, Jocelyn Morlock (MMus'96, DMA'02).
Score Submission Deadline: 5:00pm, Mon Sept 25, 2017
More info

Music Heals iPod Pharmacy
Do you have an old iPod sitting in a drawer? UBC School of Music is collecting used iPods for Music Heals, a registered charity which raises funds and awareness for music therapy programs across Canada.
Learn more

On the Horizon...

Wed May 24
Baccalaureate Concert
The Baccalaureate Concert is an annual event that occurs the evening of the first day of the Spring Congregation Ceremonies. It is a free concert in honour of UBC's graduating students and features outstanding young artists from the UBC School of Music.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
FREE
More info

Jun 22–25       
Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra    
Nancy Hermiston director
Jonathan Darlington conductor
Thu–Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$41 Adult | $31 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available online at ubcoperatickets.com, or by telephone at 604-822-6725.

Hot Sheet for the week of April 24, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | April 24, 2017

“The artist’s vocation is to send light into the human heart.“  ~ Robert Schumann

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music...

FREE Student Recitals
Witness the emerging talent of UBC Music students! Check our events calendar for the newest recital listings. Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements.
FREE
Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.
View events calendar

Thu Apr 27
Tunes at Noon
Ubuntu String Quartet

Pop, folk, and classical songs
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Beyond the Gates...

Apr 27 & 28
Vetta Chamber Music
The Romance of the Guitar
Daniel Bolshoy guitar, Joan Blackman violin, Jennie Press violin, Yariv Aloni viola, Pamela Highbaugh cello
Works by Boccherini, Turina, De Falla, Fauré, and more.
Thu Apr 27, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fri Apr 28, 7:30 pm
West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue
Presented by Vetta Chamber Music.
More info

Thu Apr 27
Paolo Bortolussi flute
John Oliver (BMus'82) electronics
Featuring works from Paolo's CD Israfel by Keith Hamel, Kaija Saariaho, E. Lillois and John Oliver.
7:30 pm, Canadian Music Centre in BC
837 Davie Street, Vancouver
Tickets at the door. Cash only. $20/10
Limited seating.
More info

Sat Apr 29
Angelique Po organ and Katherine Evans trumpet
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
1573 E 18th Ave, Vancouver
Admission by donation
More info

April 29 | May 2, 5, 7
Dead Man Walking
Vancouver Opera

Sat Apr 29 | May 2 and May 5 at 7:30 pm
Sun May 7 at 2:00 pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 650 Hamilton St
Judith Forst (BMus'65, DLitt'91) Mrs. Patrick De Rocher, Joseph’s mother
J. Patrick Raftery Father Grenville, prison chaplain
Spencer Britten (BMus'15, MMus'17) Older Brother, half brother to Joseph
Info and Tickets

Mon May 1
Music Monday
Christin Reardon MacLellan President of the Coalition for Music Education in BC and conductor of UBC Concert Winds
Each year, on the first Monday in May, communities across Canada come together to celebrate and raise awareness for music education. The showcase concert, hosted by Charlotte Diamond, will feature Maestro Bramwell Tovey leading a massed ensemble of students from schools around the Lower Mainland.
10:00 am, Vancouver Art Gallery steps, Robson Street
Info about Music Monday
Info about the Coalition for Music Education in BC

On the Horizon...

Thu May 4
Tunes at Noon
Liel Amdour
guitar
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.
Note: May 4 will be the last Tunes at Noon concert for the 16/17 season. The series will resume in the fall.

Wed May 24
Baccalaureate Concert
The Baccalaureate Concert is an annual event that occurs the evening of the first day of the Spring Congregation Ceremonies. It is a free concert in honour of UBC's graduating students and features outstanding young artists from the UBC School of Music.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
FREE
More information

In Memoriam...

The School of Music notes with great sadness the passing of Dr. John Sawyer, Associate Professor Emeritus, on Friday, April 7th, 2017. Prof. Sawyer was a musicologist, baroque violinist & pioneering force in Vancouver's Early Music scene. Visit our website to read tributes by UBC Music faculty, staff, and alumni. Read more...

Kudos...

The 2017 Western Canadian Music Award nominations are in! We are proud to announce that several UBC Music personnel have been nominated this year.

UBC Music faculty member Stephen Chatman was nominated for Classical Composition of the Year for Choir Practice, A Comic Opera in One Act.

Standing Wave was nominated for Classical Ensemble of the Year. The ensemble includes UBC Music faculty members Vern Griffiths and Christie Reside, as well as UBC Music alumni Allen Stiles (BMus'84, MMus'86) and AK Coope.

Congratulations to all of the 2017 WCMA nominees!f