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

Hot Sheet for the week of April 18, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | April 18, 2017

“Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach.” ~ Brian Eno

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

Wed Apr 19
Bang! Festival: Electroacoustic Music
Interactive Computer Music, 11:00 am
Capstone and Research Projects, 2:00 pm
Digital Performance Ensemble
Interactive Music & Dance, 7:30 pm
All events take place in Barnett Hall
FREE
Note time change: Interactive Computer Music moved from 12:00 noon. Capstone and Research Projects moved from 2:30 pm.
Watch video to learn more about the UBC Laptop Orchestra.

Thu Apr 20
Tunes at Noon
Evgenia Rabinovich piano
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.

On the Horizon...

Wed May 24
Baccalaureate Concert
The Baccalaureate Concert is an annual event that occurs on 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

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 10, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | April 10, 2017

"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”  ~Robert Fripp, English musician

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

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

Mon Apr 10
UBC Composers’ Concerts
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall  
FREE

On the Horizon...

Wed Apr 19
Bang! Festival: Electroacoustic Music
Interactive Computer Music, 11:00 am
Capstone and Research Projects, 2:00 pm
Digital Performance Ensemble
Interactive Music & Dance, 7:30 pm
All events take place in Barnett Hall
FREE
Note time change: Interactive Computer Music moved from 12:00 noon. Capstone and Research Projects moved from 2:30 pm.
Learn more about the UBC Laptop Orchestra.

Thu Apr 20
Tunes at Noon
Evgenia Rabinovich piano
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.

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  
Tickets available at ubcoperatickets.com, or by telephone at 604-822-6725.

In case you missed it...

Vlog by UBC President Santa Ono
President Santa Ono did a vlog (video blog) about A Song of Joys Celebrating The Chan Centre at 20 on April 8, 2017. Check out his behind-the-scenes footage!
Watch video

High Notes Spring 2017 Hot Off the Presses!
Catch up with our students, faculty and alumni. In this issue, Turning Point Ensemble's Jeremy Berkman talks about the role of entrepreneurship in music, we speak to Eugene Onegin guest director Krzysztof Biernacki (DMA'06), and much more!
Read High Notes

Hot Sheet for the week of April 3, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | April 3, 2017

“The design of a performing arts centre encapsulates everything I love and believe about architecture. Like music, a building must always respond to human emotional needs, especially our yearning for the next surprise or the next delight.” ~ Bing Thom, Architect of the Chan Centre

A multitude of 'joyful' events for you this week from the stages of UBC Music...

Student Recital Season
Spring flowers are almost here - watch the emerging talent at UBC Music! Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements. New recitals are posted online every other week.
FREE
Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.
View events calendar

Mon Apr 3
Divisional Concert: Voice
Please note this concert is cancelled.

Tue Apr 4
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Apr 4    
Woodwind and Brass Chamber Ensembles
End-of-term Celebration Concert

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
More info

Wed Apr 5
UBC Korean Percussion Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
or on the plaza if sunny
FREE
More info

Thu Apr 6
UBC African Music and Dance Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
or on the plaza if sunny
FREE

Thu Apr 6
Chamber Music GAMUT: Duos, Trios, Quartets, Quintets
Beautiful chamber music for strings, flute, and piano performed in concert by some of UBC's most sensational young artists.
Ravel Trio for Strings and Piano
Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque No. 1
Plus works by Fauré, Shostakovich, and Brahms.
8:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Performers and repertoire

Fri Apr 7
UBC Gamelan Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
or on the plaza if sunny
FREE

Fri Apr 7
New Works Inspired by the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
An interdisciplinary performance of music and writing, featuring Creative Writing and School of Music students from UBC's Advanced Lyric Writing Class.
2:00 pm, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 2212 Main Mall
FREE
More info

Sat Apr 8
A Song of Joys: Celebrating The Chan Centre at 20
UBC Symphony Orchestra
University Singers
UBC Choral Union       
Jonathan Girard conductor*
Graeme Langager conductor^
Liz Harris soprano^, Ben Shaw countertenor^, Ian Bannerman tenor^, Stephen Duncan bass^, Julia Chien timpani*, Aaron Graham percussion*
A special event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Chan Centre opening concert.
Mozart Requiem^
Chatman A Song of Joys*
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$25 Adults | $15 Students Tickets available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre, or call 604-822-2697. Note: tickets are going fast!
Presented by the UBC School of Music in partnership with the Chan Centre.

Sun Apr 9
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble

2:00 pm, UBC Botanical Garden
$26 Adult | $21 Senior | $15 Student
Reservations are required for the Opera Tea series. Please visit ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725 to reserve.

Mon Apr 10
UBC Composers’ Concerts
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall  
FREE

Beyond the Gates...

 Wed Apr 5
Jean Coulthard Readings
Emerging BC composers have their work read by a professional orchestra, and also receive a masterclass with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra current Composer-in-residence Jocelyn Morlock (MMus'96, DMA'02).
Nova Pon (current DMA student) Klang
Riley Koenig (current DMA student) Chase
Christiaan Venter (MMus’15) Falling of the Autumn Leaves
Matthew Chernenkoff (current BMUS student) At a Window
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Orpheum Theatre
More info

Fri Apr 7
Elliot Weisgarber Celebration
Murray Adaskin Salon

Roderick Seed flute, Tony Nickels oboe, Gene Ramsbottom clarinet, Gregory Cukrov bassoon, Brian G’froerer horn, Richard Epp piano
7:00 pm, Vancouver Creative Hub, 837 Davie Street
Tickets: $30
All subscriptions SOLD OUT. Limited single tickets available.
More info

On the Horizon...

Wed Apr 19
Bang! Festival: Electroacoustic Music
Interactive Computer Music, 11:00 am
Capstone and Research Projects, 2:00 pm
Digital Performance Ensemble
Interactive Music & Dance, 7:30 pm
All events take place in Barnett Hall
FREE
Note time change: Interactive Computer Music moved from 12:00 noon. Capstone and Research Projects moved from 2:30 pm.
Learn more about the UBC Laptop Orchestra.

Hot Sheet for the week of Mar 27, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | March 27, 2017

“I don't like confrontation; I just like to sing.” ~ Sondra Radvanovsky

Student Recitals...

Witness the emerging talent at UBC Music as we wait for spring flower buds to bloom! Student recital season continues with solo and chamber music recitals presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements. Admission is FREE! New recitals are posted on our online events calendar every other week. Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

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

Mon Mar 27
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Tue Mar 28
Divisional Concert: Wind, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Mar 28 & Mar 29
UBC Early Music Ensembles: Fandango!
Music from Baroque Spain, Italy, and France
Featuring the Baroque Mentorship Orchestra
Alexander Weimann director
Tue Mar 28, 8:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Wed Mar 29, 12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Mar 29
The Singer Behind the Song: Opera and Conversation
Sondra Radvanovsky guest artist
UBC Opera Ensemble
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE but registration required. Call 604-822-6725 to register.
Presented in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.
Please note: DATE CHANGED from Sat April 1. TIME CHANGED from 1pm. LOCATION CHANGE from Peter Wall Mansion.
Schedule & info

Wed Mar 29
Concert at the Belkin: UBC Contemporary Players
Paolo Bortolussi
and Corey Hamm directors
Inspired by the exhibitions To refuse/To wait/To sleep and M&A, the concert will showcase original compositions written specifically for the ensemble by UBC Music composers, as well as a new improvised work developed through workshops with visiting artist Douglas Finch.
2:00 pm, Belkin Art Gallery
FREE
More info

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

Thu Mar 30
Tunes at Noon
Marissa Ng piano
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 Mar 31
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble  
(Un)Plugged

Works by Bates, Bryant, Mackey and Whitacre.
12:00 noon, Chan Centre
FREE
Info and repertoire

Fri Mar 31
Graduate Colloquium Series: Alexander Weimann
Prescriptive or Descriptive? Exploring the Relationship Between Score and Performance
3:30 pm, Gessler Hall
FREE
Note: Location change from Room 400B to Gessler Hall.
Presented by Pacific Baroque Orchestra.

Fri Mar 31
UBC Choirs: Spring Concert
University Singers, Chamber Choir, UBC Women’s Choir, and UBC Men’s Choir
Graeme Langager Director of Choral Activities
Featuring UBC’s graduate student conductors
Andrew Bortz Requiem (World Première)
Plus repertoire by University Singers for their upcoming tour of England and Ireland.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre.  UBC Music faculty, staff, and students: Use your promo code! (Student Number or Faculty Staff ID Number).
More info

Sat Apr 1
UBC Bands: (Un)Plugged
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
UBC Concert Winds
Robert Taylor
Director of Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Christin Reardon MacLellan Director of Concert Winds
Works by Bates, Bryant, Mackey, Newman, Shapiro, and Whitacre.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre. UBC Music faculty, staff, and students: Use your promo code! (Student Number or Faculty Staff ID Number).
More info

Mon Apr 3
Contemporary Players
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Mon Apr 3
Divisional Concert: Voice
Please note this concert has been cancelled.

Mon Apr 3
Violin Masterclass with Henning Kraggerud
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Gessler Hall
FREE
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony in partnership with the UBC School of Music.

Tue Apr 4
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Apr 4     
Woodwind and Brass Chamber Ensemble Showcase Concert
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Beyond the Gates...

Sun Apr 2
Little Mountain Brass Band
James Littleford director
Brass Blast: Celebrating 150 years of British Music for Brass Band
2:30 pm, Mount Seymour United Church
1200 Parkgate Ave, North Vancouver
Admission by donation
More info

On the Horizon...

Sat Apr 8
A Song of Joys: Celebrating The Chan Centre at 20
UBC Symphony Orchestra
University Singers
UBC Choral Union       
Jonathan Girard conductor*
Graeme Langager conductor^
Liz Harris soprano^, Ben Shaw countertenor^, Ian Bannerman tenor^, Stephen Duncan bass^, Julia Chien timpani*, Aaron Graham percussion*
A special event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Chan Centre opening concert
Mozart Requiem^
Chatman A Song of Joys*
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$25 Adults | $15 Students available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre, or call 604-822-2697.

Hot Sheet for the week of Mar 20, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | March 20, 2017

"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?" ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Student Recital Season!

Student recital season continues! Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements, and admission is FREE! Student recitals are posted on our online events calendar every other week.
Note: Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

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

Mon Mar 20 & Tue Mar 21
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

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

Wednesday Noon Hours on March 22 is cancelled.
The artists for The Winter of Our Discontent are unable to appear.
Please join us in the fall. The 2017–2018 season is the 50th anniversary of Wednesday Noon Hours!

Wed Mar 22
UBC Composition Division - Special Event
Film Screening of A Change in the Weather
Jon Sanders director, Douglas Finch music
3:30 pm, Gessler Hall (Rm 116)
FREE and open to the public

Thu Mar 23
Jazz Ensemble II  
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Fri Mar 24
UBC Guitar Ensembles
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Fri Mar 24
Graduate Colloquium Series
Hafez Modirzadey (San Francisco State University)
In Chromodal Discourse with Periodicity: Crossing Musical Concepts, Illuminating Hidden Harmonies
3:30 pm, Room 400B (Seminar Room), 4th Floor, Music Building
FREE

Fri Mar 24   
UBC Chamber Strings
Eric Wilson conductor
Galen Schram violin soloist *
Benjamin Hopkins piano soloist
Han-Ki Kim Springtime for Home Country *
Shostakovich Piano Quintet, Op. 57
Morricone Gabriel's Oboe from the film Mission
David Fox Dan's Debut
7:30 pm, Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre

Sun Mar 26
The Choir of King's College Cambridge
2:00 pm (Pre-concert talk at 1:15 pm), Chan Centre
Note: SOLD OUT!
Presented by Early Music Vancouver.
This event is part of Early Music Month at UBC.
More info

Sun Mar 26
Chan Centre Presents: Anda Union
A compelling combination of Mongolian musical styles coalesce into the rich and powerful music of Anda Union. Read more...
Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby. The ChanFare for March 26 is written by Katerina Gimon. 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.
Tickets and info

Mon Mar 27
UBC Percussion Ensemble
12:00 noon, Location TBC (Check event link for updates)
FREE

Mon Mar 27
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Beyond the Gates...

Fri Mar 24
Out for Lunch Concert Series
Vancouver Chamber Winds

Roderick Seed flute, Gene Ramsbottom clarinet, Gregory Cukrov bassoon, Mike Wen horn
Rossini Quartet No. 4
Gambaro Quartet in D minor
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...

Tue Mar 28
Divisional Concert: Wind, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Mar 28 & Wed Mar 29
UBC Early Music Ensembles: Fandango!
Music from Baroque Spain, Italy, and France
Featuring the Baroque Mentorship Orchestra
Alexander Weimann director
Tue Mar 28: 8:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Wed Mar 29: 12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Early Music Month...

March is going fast - don't miss the fascinating early music events at UBC!

Hot Sheet for the week of Mar 13, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | March 13, 2017

“Learn all there is to learn, and then choose your own path.” ~ George Frideric Handel

Free Student Recitals...

Student recital season has begun. Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements, and admission is FREE! Student recitals are posted on our online events calendar every other week. Note: Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

March is Early Music Month!

In partnership with Early Music Vancouver and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the UBC School of Music presents a month-long program of exciting Early Music concerts, recitals, talks, and more. More info...

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

Tue Mar 14
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Mar 15
Wednesday Noon Hours: Fire, Water, Earth, and Air
Jane Long soprano
Christina Hutten harpsichord
Arias by George Frideric Handel
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Watch video
Early Music Month at UBC
Please note: this is the last Wednesday Noon Hours concert of the 2016–2017 season!

Thu Mar 16
Tunes at Noon
Micki-Lee's Group plays fiddle music in honour of St. Patrick's Day!
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 Mar 17
Graduate Colloquium Series
Deirdre Morgan
(Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnomusicology, SOAS, University of London)
"Arcadian Tones: The Austrian Maultrommel from the Pastoral to the Avant-Garde"
3:30 pm, Room 400B (Seminar Room), 4th Floor, Music Building
FREE
Please note: date change from Fri Mar 10.

Fri Mar 17
Opera Ball Fundraiser
UBC Opera Ensemble

Members of the Dal Richards Orchestra   
Dinner, entertainment, and dancing on stage
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner & Program, Chan Centre
Tickets: $175.00 (must be purchased in advance.)
For info, or to order tickets, call 604-822-6725.

Mon Mar 20 & Tue Mar 21
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

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

Wednesday Noon Hours on March 22 is cancelled.
The artists for "The Winter of Our Discontent" are unable to appear.

Beyond the Gates...

Tue Mar 14
Music on Main: Dálava
Aram Bajakian
guitar
Julia Ulehla (current DMA student) vocals
A homage to traditional Moravian folk music, with fragments of poetry and verse transcribed over 100 years ago by Ulehla’s great-grandfather, a biologist and legendary ethnomusicologist.
8:00 pm, The Fox Cabaret
2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Performers and more info
Read the Georgia Straight article

Fri Mar 17
Out for Lunch Concert Series: Spotlight on UBC
UBC Chamber Strings
Eric Wilson director
Highlights of UBC Chamber Strings' spring term
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

Sat Mar 18
Moberly Big Band Jazz Festival
A full day of top post-secondary big bands including:
UBC Jazz Ensemble I & II
Fred Stride director
Doors open at 11:30 am (all day event)
Tickets $10 at the door
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver
Presented by Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre. Sponsored by Long & McQuade, Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, The MACC Studio Theatre, and Sunset Community Association.
More info

On the Horizon...

Wed Mar 29
The Singer Behind the Song: Opera and Conversation
Sondra Radvanosky guest artist
UBC Opera Ensemble
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE but registration required. Call 604-822-6725 to register.
Presented in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.
Please note: DATE CHANGED from Sat April 1. TIME CHANGED from 1pm. LOCATION CHANGE from Peter Wall Mansion.
Schedule & info


Events Calendar

Check out the Calendar View on our website to see the month's upcoming concerts and events at a glance.

Hot Sheet for the week of Mar 6, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | March 6, 2017

"The enormity of the universe revealed by science cannot readily be grasped by the human brain, but the music of The Planets enables the mind to acquire some comprehension of the vastness of space where rational understanding fails." ~Gustav Holst

Student Recital Season...

Student recital season has begun. Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements, and admission is FREE! Student recitals are posted on our online events calendar every other week. 
Note: Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

March is Early Music Month!

In partnership with Early Music Vancouver and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the UBC School of Music presents a month-long program of exciting Early Music concerts, recitals, talks, and more. More info

March Madness is upon us! Many concerts for you this week from the stages of UBC Music...

Mon Mar 6
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Tue Mar 7
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Mar 8       
Wednesday Noon Hours
Christie Reside flute, Nicholas Wright violin, Grace Huang piano
Works by J.S. Bach, Cui, Gaubert and Martinů
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Info and repertoire

Fri Mar 10       
UBC Contemporary Players
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
Watch video

Thu Mar 9
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Holst Planets
Featuring multimedia presentation and discussion by UBC Astronomy Professor Jaymie Matthews 
12:00 noon, Chan Centre
FREE
Event link

Thu Mar 9
Tunes at Noon
Liel Amdour classical 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 pm, 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 Mar 10
Graduate Colloquium Series
Matthew White
 (Executive and Artistic Director, Early Music Vancouver) in conversation with Richard Kurth
"Reimagining Concert Programming and Career Development in the 21st Century"
Note: date change. Deirdre Morgan will appear March 17.
3:30 pm, Gessler Hall (Room 116), Music Building
FREE
Read more

Fri Mar 10   
Piano Masterclass with Alessio Bax
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony in partnership with the UBC School of Music
Performers and repertoire

Fri Mar 10
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Featuring Aidan Mulldoon Wong clarinet* (one of the winners of the 2017 UBC Concerto Competition)
Holst Planets
Saariaho Asteroid 4179: Toutatis (Canadian première)
Navarro Clarinet Concerto*
Featuring a multimedia presentation and discussion by UBC Astronomy Professor Jaymie Matthews
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre
Event link

Sun Mar 12
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble
2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$26 Adult | $21 Senior | $15 Student
Reservations are required. Please visit ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725 to reserve.

Mon Mar 13
UBC Composers’ Concerts
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Mar 14
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Beyond the Gates...

Mar 9 & 10
In Praise of Women - Vetta Chamber Music
Jane Hayes pianoJulia Nolan saxophone, Joan Blackman violin
Eileen Padgett (MMus’11) Resilience: In Praise of Women
Dorothy Chang Bagatelles
Thu Mar 9: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm      
Fri Mar 10: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm      
West Point Grey United Church
4595 West 8th Ave, Vancouver
Presented by Vetta Chamber Music
More info

Thu Mar 9
VOICE OVER mind featuring Julia Ulehla & Bill Young
Vocalist and ethnomusicologist Julia Ulehla (current DMA student) performs a new work for solo voice & soundscapes generated by guitarist Aram BajakianRead more...
This concert was chosen as one of the Spring Arts 2017 Music Critics' Picks by the Georgia Straight!
8:00 pm, Western Front
303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver               
More info

Sat Mar 11
Terrace Symphony Orchestra
Gene Ramsbottom conductor
Works by Dvorak, Sibelius, Bartok and Prokofiev.
8:00 pm, Knox United Church
4907 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, BC
More info

On the Horizon...

March 22: Wednesday Noon Hours is cancelled. The artists for "The Winter of Our Discontent" are unable to appear.

Kudos...

Congratulations to Matthew Emery (BMus'14) on the release of the CD Sing Your Song (CMC Centrediscs). Read the CBC Music article.

Full Events Calendar...

Visit our online events calendar to see more upcoming concerts and events. Click on individual events to save directly in iCal or Google Calendar.

Hot Sheet for the week of Feb 27, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | February 27, 2017

"Like billowing clouds,
Like the incessant gurgle of the brook,
The longing of the spirit can never be stilled." ~Hildegard von Bingen

March is Early Music Month!

In partnership with Early Music Vancouver and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the UBC School of Music presents a month-long program of exciting Early Music concerts, recitals, talks, and more — featuring some of the world's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers.
Check out our webpage for details.

Student Recital Season...

Student recital season has begun. Out of the practice rooms and onto the stage! Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements, and admission is FREE!

Student recitals are posted on the School’s online events calendar every other week. Note: Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

This week from the stages of UBC Music...

Mon Feb 27 & Tue Feb 28
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE
Event link Feb 27 | Event Link Feb 28

Tue Feb 28
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
Event link

Wed Mar 1
Wednesday Noon Hours
Luke Kim cello, Scott Meek piano
Works by Schumann and Rachmaninoff
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Event link

Thu Mar 2
Tunes at Noon
Pianist Benjamin Hopkins (current DMA student) plays works by Brahms, Beethoven, Ravel and more.
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
Event Link

Fri Mar 3
Graduate Colloquium Series: Alexander Fisher (Professor of Musicology, UBC)
"Sounds and Silences: Reflections on Music, Sound, and Space in the Confessional Borderlands of the Holy Roman Empire"
3:30 pm, Room 400B (Seminar Room), 4th Floor, Music Building
FREE
Event link

Fri Mar 3
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Oskar Morawetz Centennial
J. Patrick Raftery tenor, Mark Anderson piano, Jasper Wood violin, David Gillham violin, Andrew Brown viola, Eric Wilson cello, Brenda Fedoruk flute, Ingrid Chiang bassoon, Claudia Morawetz speaker/host
Music, commentary, and projections celebrating the 100th birthday of Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Tickets available in advance at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre ticket office or call 604-822-2697. Tickets are also available at the door (Barnett Hall) one hour before the start of the performance (cash only).
Info and repertoire

Mon Mar 6
UBC Early Music Ensembles
Chamber Recital: Italian program, including vocal arias and duets, as well as instrumental chamber music
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
Event Link

Beyond the Gates...

Sun Mar 5
String Sextet Chamber Music Concert
David Gillham violin, Jae-Won Bang violin, David Harding viola, Tegen Davidge viola, Ariel Barnes cello, Luke Kim cello
Works by Tchaikovsky, Schoenberg, and Goddard
2:00 pm, West Vancouver United Church
2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver
Presented by the Vancouver Chamber Music Society
More info

Sun Mar 5
New Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Gene Ramsbottom clarinet
Mozart Clarinet Concerto
2:00 pm, Massey Theatre
735 8th Ave, New Westminster
Admission by donation
More info

On the Horizon...

Thu Mar 9
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Holst Planets
Featuring multimedia presentation and discussion by UBC Astronomy Professor Jaymie Matthews
12:00 noon, Chan Centre
FREE
Event link

Fri Mar 10
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Featuring Aidan Mulldoon Wong clarinet* (one of the winners of the 2017 UBC Concerto Competition)
Holst Planets
Saariaho Asteroid 4179: Toutatis (Canadian premiere)
Navarro Clarinet Concerto*
Featuring multimedia presentation and discussion by UBC Astronomy Professor Jaymie Matthews
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre
Event link

Mar 22: The Wednesday Noon Hours concert originally scheduled for March 22 (The Winter of our Discontent) has been cancelled.

Full Events Calendar...

Visit our online events calendar to see more upcoming concerts and events. Click on individual events to save directly in iCal or Google Calendar.

Hot Sheet for the week of Feb 20, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | February 20, 2017

“Another word for creativity is courage.” ~ Henri Matisse

Concerts and events for you to enjoy this week during Reading Break...

Wed Feb 22
Chan Centre Presents: Dianne Reeves
The New York Times calls multiple GRAMMY award winner Dianne Reeves “the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday.” Read more...
Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby. The ChanFare for Feb 22 is written by UBC Music student Jeff Groh. 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
Tickets available at tickets.ubc.ca in person at the Chan Centre or call 604-822-2697. Note: limited tickets remain!
Presented by Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Fri Feb 24
Precious Mettle
An Operatic Benefit for St. James Music Academy

Leah Field, Margo LeVae, Sarah Templeton and Scott Brooks vocalists; Richard Epp piano
Excerpts of Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, and Mozart
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $15 Students/Seniors
Tickets available at the door (cash only)
Fundraiser organized by Leah Field, Margo LeVae, Scott Brooks and Sarah Templeton.
Event link

Beyond the Gates...

Fri Feb 24
Out for Lunch Concert Series: Vancouver Chamber Players Trio
Gene Ramsbottom clarinet, Bo Peng cello, Richard Epp piano
Brahms Trio in A minor, Op. 114
Beethoven Trio in Bb major, Op. 11
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.

Sun Feb 26
David Gillham violin and Chiharu Iinuma piano
Respighi Violin Sonata
Mendelssohn F Major Sonata
2:30 pm–4:30 pm, Rose Gellert Hall, Langley Community Music School
4899 207 St, Langley
Tickets: $10–$18
Presented by Langley Community Music School
Info and Tickets

On the Horizon...

Mon Feb 27  
UBC Composers’ Concerts
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
Event link

Mon Feb 27
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE
Event link

Tue Feb 28
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
Event link

Tue Feb 28
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE
Event link

Mar 22: Wednesday Noon Hours "The Winter of our Discontent" - cancelled.
Please note the concert originally scheduled for March 22 has been cancelled.

Events Calendar...

Don't miss out! Check out our events calendar to see what's next. You can click on individual events to save directly in iCal or Google Calendar.

Hot Sheet for the week of Feb 14, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | February 14, 2017

"Music is such a balm. Always has been. It's such a heartbeat, like blood thrumming through the womb. That's why music appeals to people." ~ Al Jarreau

Happy Valentines Day!

This week, we have concerts and events to help you recharge your batteries, plus exciting news about award nominations...

Wed Feb 15
Wednesday Noon Hours
Miranda Wong piano
"What’s in a name...?"
Works by Bach, Villa-Lobos, Shostakovich, and more.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
About Miranda Wong
Full repertoire list & info

Wed Feb 15
Clarinet Masterclass with David Krakauer
Introduction to Klezmer Music
In this masterclass on klezmer music, David Krakauer will work with UBC music students on phrasing, style and ornamentation plus other musical elements.
8:00 pm, Gessler Hall
Music Building
FREE
More info

Thu Feb 16
Divisional Concert: Guitar
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Feb 16       
University Singers and UBC Choral Union
Graeme Langager conductor, Taylor Bone student conductor  
Bach Jesu, meine Freude
Lauridsen Nocturnes
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre
More info
Buy Tickets

Fri Feb 17
Please note the Graduate Colloquium Series with Luo Xi has been cancelled.

On the Horizon...

Wed Mar 1
Wednesday Noon Hours
Luke Kim cello, Scott Meek piano
Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Rachmaninoff Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 19
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
More info

Fri Mar 3       
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Oskar Morawetz Centennial

Music, commentary, and projections celebrating the life of Canadian Composer Oskar Morawetz
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $10 Students
More info
Buy Tickets

Kudos...

Find out which UBC Music personalities received Juno award nominations! Read The Juno Connection.

Natalie Calhoun (BMus'95) was nominated for an East Coast Music Award for Classical Recording of the Year with the group Atlantic String Machine.

In the News...

Broadway World: The 2017 Sonic Boom Music Festival is Around the Corner! Read more about Sonic Boom composer-in-residence Dorothy Chang.

Catch up on the latest media coverage with UBC School of Music in the News.

Events Calendar...

In case you missed it, our revamped website includes a new events calendar, which works a little differently! You can click on individual events to save directly in iCal or Google Calendar.

Hot Sheet for the week of Feb 6, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | February 6, 2017

"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time." ~ Leonard Bernstein

New UBC Music Website

Our website has been redesigned! With the new events calendar, you can click on individual events to save directly in iCal or Google Calendar.

Watch videos | Browse recordings | Follow social media channels

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

Tue Feb 7
Divisional Concert: Wind, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Feb 8
Wednesday Noon Hours: PBO Chamber Players
Chloe Meyers violin, Soile Stratkauskas flute
Beiliang Zhu cello, Alexander Weimann harpsichord
Bach Musical Offering, BWV 1079
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Presented by Early Music Vancouver, Pacific Baroque Orchestra and UBC School of Music.

Fri Feb 10
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble: New York Stories
Robert Taylor conductor, Jaelem Bhate student conductor
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Milhaud La création du monde
Plus other works by Bernstein, Gershwin, and Tower.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre or call 604-822-2697.

Sun Feb 12
Guitar Masterclass with Thibaut Garcia
9:00 am – 11:00 am, Room 113, Music Building
FREE

Tue Feb 14
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
 

Beyond the Gates...

Fri Feb 10
Murray Adaskin Salon Concert Series
Jean Coulthard Celebration
David Gordon Duke artistic advisor
Documentary premiere — John Bolton producer and director
Spring Rhapsody
Robyn Driedger-Klassen soprano, Terence Dawson piano
Piano Sonata No. 2 Rachel Iwaasa piano
Lyric Trio — Koerner Piano Trio
Sonata for Cello and Piano — Joseph Elworthy cello, Amanda Chan piano
7:00 pm, Murray Adaskin Salon, 837 Davie Street
Tickets: $30
All subscriptions SOLD OUT! Single ticket availability is limited.
More info

Mon Feb 13
Big Band Mondays
UBC Jazz Ensemble directed by Fred Stride
8:00 pm, Frankie's Jazz Club
765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
$10
Tickets and info

On the Horizon...

Wed Feb 15
Wednesday Noon Hours
Miranda Wong piano
"What’s in a name...?"
Bach Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and Chaconne in D minor
Plus works by Villa-Lobos, Shostakovich, Abrahamsen and Sorensen
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Note: Artist and repertoire change - Miranda Wong replaces Patricia Hoy who is unable to perform.

Thu Feb 16       
University Singers and UBC Choral Union
Graeme Langager
conductor, Taylor Bone student conductor  
Bach Jesu, meine Freude
Lauridsen Nocturnes
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre or call 604-822-2697.

Hot Sheet for the week of Jan 30, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | January 30, 2017

“Love passed, the Muse appeared, the weather
of mind got clarity new-found;
now free, I once more weave together
emotion, thought, and magic sound.”

~ Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (Ch. 1, st. 59.)

This week from the stages of UBC Music, let a variety of events inspire you. Don't miss the opening of UBC Opera's Eugene Onegin. Enjoy!


Tue Jan 31
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Feb 1   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Corey Cerovsek violin
Michelle Mares piano
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2
Franck Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano
Ravel Tzigane
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door

Wed Feb 1
Violin Masterclass with Corey Cerovsek
2:00 pm, Gessler Hall
FREE

Wed Feb 1   
UBC Concert Winds: New York Portraits
Christin Reardon MacLellan
conductor
Sousa Manhattan Beach March
Copland/arr. Patterson Down a Country Lane
Dello Joio From Every Horizon
Ewazen Hymn for the Lost and Living
Bennett/ed. Higgins Suite of Old American Dances
8:00 pm, Old Auditorium  
FREE

Thu Feb 2
Jazz Ensemble I
With special guest soloist Tom Keenlyside flute, tenor saxophone
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Feb 2
Tunes at Noon
Emily Logan (current DMA student) piano
Emily will perform classical and Broadway/pop music in the Alumni Welcome Centre foyer. This concert series features UBC Music students and alumni.
12:00 pm, 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

Feb 2 – 5
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
UBC Opera Ensemble & UBC Symphony Orchestra
Krzysztof Biernacki director, David Agler conductor
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Chan Centre
Sun 2:00 pm, Chan Centre
$41 Adult | $31 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student
Call 604-822-6725 for info.
Get tickets online

Fri Feb 3
West Coast Student Composers Symposium
West Coast Student Composers Symposium is an annual meeting of student composers from the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria. Three concerts take place during the afternoon, featuring composers and performers from each institution.
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm,  SFU Concert
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, UBC Concert
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm, UVic Concert
Barnett Hall
FREE

Fri Feb 3
Graduate Colloquium Series
Nozomi Sato (Professor of Musicology, Keio University)
“An Attempt to Understand the Theological-Ontological Hermeneutics of J.S. Bach's Clavier-Übung III
3:30 pm, Room 400B (Seminar Room)
4th Floor, Music Building
FREE

Sat Feb 4  
UBC Chamber Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor, Alex Toa student conductor
Maunders Demiurge*
Williams Vandalia: An Elegy for Appalachia*
Southam Webster's Spin
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
*World première
8:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Please note:
The PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) concert originally scheduled for Sun Feb 5 has been cancelled.

Tue Feb 7
Divisional Concert: Wind, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Beyond the Gates...

Mon Jan 30 & Tue Jan 31
Music on Main
Sculptress: The Music of Nicole Lizée
featuring: Standing Wave (Christie Reside flute, A-K Coope clarinet, Rebecca Whitling violin, Olivia Blander cello, Allen Stiles piano, Vern Griffiths percussion.) With special guest, Nicole Lizée
8:00 pm, The Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
More info

Fri Feb 3
UBC Chamber Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Southam Webster’s Spin
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
12:00 noon, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 West 10th Ave
FREE
Presented by the UBC School of Music in partnership with ICORD Research Centre


Sat Feb 4
Pacific Baroque Orchestra: Le Mozart Noir
Alexander Weimann music director
Monica Hugget violin soloist
One of the greatest composers of the early classical period was Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Known as "Le Mozart Noir”, he was one of the earliest musicians of the European classical tradition to have African ancestry. Incredibly, this son of a slave overcame adversities of class, race, and prejudice to become a major musical star all over Europe inspired by both Mozart and Haydn. Today, he is almost entirely forgotten. This program includes several of his violin concertos, orchestral works by Mozart and one of Haydn’s Paris Symphonies. This concert will be preceded with a screening of a Canadian-made documentary on St George’s life featuring Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.
8:00 pm, Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St
A Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project in collaboration with Early Music Vancouver.
More info

On the Horizon...

Wed Feb 8
Wednesday Noon Hours: PBO Chamber Players
Chloe Meyers violin, Soile Stratkauskas flute,
Beiliang Zhu cello, Alexander Weimann harpsichord
Bach Musical Offering, BWV 1079
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Co-presented by UBC School of Music, Early Music Vancouver and Pacific Baroque Orchestra.

Fri Feb 10
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble: New York Stories
Rob Taylor conductor, Jaelem Bhate student conductor
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Milhaud La création du Monde
Plus other works by Bernstein, Gershwin, and Tower.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre.
More info

Feb 15: Wednesday Noon Hours
Note: Artist and repertoire change - Miranda Wong piano replaces Patricia Hoy piano who is unable to perform. New repertoire includes works by Bach, Villa-Lobos, Shostakovich, and more.

Hot Sheet for the week of Jan 23, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | January 23, 2017

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce

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

Tue Jan 24
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Jan 25
Wednesday Noon Hours: Van Django
Rooted in the gypsy jazz of the Hot Club of France
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door

Note: Artist change from Sanglots with J. Patrick Raftery & Terence Dawson.
Watch video- Van Django: That Old Black Magic

Wed Jan 25
Voice Masterclass with Adrianne Pieczonka
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Koerner Hall (off campus)
Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut St
FREE
Note venue change: The location has changed from Barnett Hall to off campus.
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony in partnership with the Vancouver Academy of Music and UBC School of Music.
More info

Thu Jan 26       
Piano Masterclass with Daniel Shapiro
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Jan 26
Tunes at Noon
Emma Shi (DMA’16) piano
Tunes at Noon features performances by UBC Music students and alumni in the UBC Welcome Centre foyer.
12:00 pm, 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 Jan 27
Graduate Colloquium Series: Alan Matheson
“The Making of Common Grounds: A Jazz and Baroque Collaboration”
3:30 pm, Room 400B (Seminar Room), 4th Floor, Music Building
FREE

Tue Jan 31
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Beyond the Gates...


Wed Jan 25
VSO New Music Festival: New Music for Old Instruments 1
An exploration of new music on Baroque instruments.
Camille Hesketh soprano, Vicki Boekman recorder, Soile Stratkauskas flute, Chloe Meyers violin, Beiliang Zhu gamba/cello, Alexander Weimann harpsichord
Works by Reiche, Zahnhausen, Adaskin, Ligeti, Peter Hannan (BMus’75), and more.
7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral
Presented by Early Music Vancouver
More info

Thu Jan 26
VSO New Music Festival: Pure Piano
Jocelyn Morlock (MMus’96, DMA’02) host, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (DMA’07) piano, Miranda Wong piano, Lisa Cay Miller (DMA’07) piano, Corey Hamm piano.
Repertoire: Corybantic by Jocelyn Morlock and Ether by Ronn Yedidia.
7:00 pm, VSO Annex
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tickets and info

Fri Jan 27
VSO New Music Festival: Requiem for a Generation
Glenn Buhr (MMus’81) & M. Sweatman Symphony No. 4
Ryan & Steele Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation
Bramwell Tovey conductor; UBC University Singers & Choral Union, Graeme Langager chorus director; Langley Fine Arts School Youth Choir, Jim Sparks (BMus’82) chorus director; Glenn Buhr & The Button Factory Band
7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre
Tickets and info
                  
Fri Jan 27
Müzewest Concert: Schubert Festival 2017 - Day 1
Daniel Shapiro piano with Mark Anderson piano
Works include Schubert's Rondo for Piano 4 Hands in G Major, D. 951 "Grand Rondo"
7:30 pm, St. Helen’s Anglican Church, 4405 W 8th Ave
Presented by Müzewest Concerts
Tickets and info
          
Jan 27 – 29
Turning Point Ensemble
Frank Zappa meets Varèse and Oswald
Fri & Sat at 8:00 pm; Sun at 3:00 pm, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Tickets and info

Sat Jan 28
Müzewest Concert: Schubert Festival 2017 - Day 2
Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin
Benjamin Butterfield tenor, Michelle Mares piano
7:30 pm, St. Helen’s Anglican Church, 4405 W 8th Ave
Presented by Müzewest Concerts
Tickets and info

Sat Jan 28
Pacific Baroque Orchestra: New Music for Old Instruments
Alexander Weimann music director
Pacific Baroque Orchestra plays a commission by VSO composer in residence Jocelyn Morlock.
7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St
A collaboration with the Vancouver Symphony’s New Music Festival and Early Music Vancouver
More info

Sun Jan 29
VSO New Music Festival: On a Wire
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Standing Wave: Christie Reside flute, A-K Coope clarinet, Rebecca Whitling violin, Olivia Blander cello, Allen Stiles piano, Vern Griffiths percussion
Works by Higdon, Korndorf, Goddard, LeBel and Jocelyn Morlock.
7:30 pm, The Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street
Tickets and Info

On the Horizon...

Feb 2 – 5
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
UBC Opera Ensemble & UBC Symphony Orchestra
Krzysztof Biernacki director, David Agler conductor
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Chan Centre
Sun 2:00 pm, Chan Centre
$41 Adult | $31 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student
Call 604-822-6725 for info.
Get tickets online

Please note: PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) concert scheduled for Feb 5 has been cancelled.

Hot Sheet for the week of Jan 16, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | January 16, 2017

“To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.” ~ Robert Schumann

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

Tue Jan 17
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Jan 18    
Wednesday Noon Hours
Penderecki String Quartet
With David Gillham violin and Chiharu Iinuma piano
Kelly-Marie Murphy Oblique Light
Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano & String Quartet, Op. 21
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Watch video

Thu Jan 19
Jasper Wood violin and David Riley piano
Open Dress Rehearsal
(Full program run-through for upcoming tour)
Vitali Chaconne
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 8, Op. 30 No. 3
Kroll Banjo and Fiddle
Glière Romance for Violin and Piano in D, Op. 3
Fuerst Sonata No. 3
Vieuxtemps Souvenir d'Amérique
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE and open to the public

Thu Jan 19
Tunes at Noon
Matt Dupont harp
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE

Thu Jan 19
Guitar Masterclass with Jonathan Leathwood
Teaching Associate Professor at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE

Fri Jan 20
Lecture: Jonathan Leathwood
“Learning through improvisation”
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE

Fri Jan 20
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Archytas Ensemble

Dale Barltrop and David Gillham violins
David Harding viola; Ariel Barnes cello
Chiharu Iinuma piano
Goddard Three Wings (string quartet)
Goddard Wind, Sand & Stars (string trio)
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Available at tickets.ubc.ca, by telephone 604-822-2697 or in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office.
A UTown@UBC Community Concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music

Sun Jan 22
BrassFest!
Masterclasses and performances for brass enthusiasts of all ages! Featuring guest artists Bill Williams trumpet and Gordon Cherry trombone. Special events include workshops, performances, equipment and sheet music displays, and more!
9:00 am–5:30 pm, UBC Music Building & Old Auditorium
Details and schedule at music.ubc.ca/brassfest
Pre-register online before Jan 20:
UBC Students, Faculty, & Brassfest Performers: Free
Non-UBC Students: $20 | General admission: $30
Register now

Tue Jan 24
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

 

Beyond the Gates...

Wed Jan 18
Musica in casa
Robyn Driedger-Klassen (BMus’00) soprano
Terence Dawson piano
Intimate house concerts in support of the Vancouver Chamber Choir
7:30 pm, Casa Miles-Nowell
Tickets: $125 (includes tax-deductible donation of $100)
Seating limited, reservations required. Call 604-738-6822.
Presented by Vancouver Chamber Choir
More info

 

On the Horizon...

Wed Jan 25
Wednesday Noon Hours: Van Django
Rooted in the gypsy jazz of the Hot Club of France
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Watch video

Feb 2 – 5
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
UBC Opera Ensemble & UBC Symphony Orchestra
Krzysztof Biernacki director, David Agler conductor
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Chan Centre
Sun 2:00 pm, Chan Centre
$41 Adult | $31 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student
Call 604-822-6725 for info.
Get tickets online

 

Kudos...

We are excited to announce the results of the UBC Concerto Competition:

Winner: Benjamin Hopkins piano – Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
1st Runner-up: Aidan Muldoon Wong clarinet – O. Navarro II Concerto for Clarinet
2nd Runner-up: Marie Civitarese voice – Mozart Exultate, jubilate

Benjamin will perform the Brahms Piano Concerto with the UBC Symphony Orchestra in October 2017, and Aidan will perform his piece with the UBC Symphony Orchestra on March 10, 2017. Congratulations to all competitors!

Hot Sheet for the week of Jan 9, 2017

UBC Music Hot Sheet | January 9, 2017

“For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.” ~ T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Happy New Year! Behold, the first Hot Sheet of 2017. For you this week from the stages of UBC Music...

Tue Jan 10
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Jan 12
Tunes at Noon
Micki-Lee’s Group: Fiddle music with a flair of jazz
NEW! The UBC Alumni Welcome Centre recently launched this series of live music performances in their foyer featuring UBC Music students and alumni.
12:00 pm, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE

Fri Jan 13
Graduate Colloquium Series
Joseph Salem, University of Victoria Musicology

“The Success and Failures of Pierre Boulez’ Polyphonie X:
From Compositional Progress to Academic Defeat”
3:30 pm, Room 400B (Seminar Room)
4th Floor, Music Building
FREE

Beyond the Gates...

Sun Jan 15
Angelique Po piano, Laine Longton cello
Galina Ustvolskaya Grand Duet
Angelique Po piano, Liam Hockley clarinet, Laine Longton cello, Domagoj Ivanovic violin
Olivier Messiaen Quartet for End of Time
4:00 pm, St. Philip's Anglican Church
3737 W 27th Ave, Vancouver
More info
 

On the Horizon...

Tue Jan 17
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Jan 18    
Wednesday Noon Hours: Penderecki String Quartet
With David Gillham violin and Chiharu Iinuma piano
Kelly-Marie Murphy Oblique Light
Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door

Thu Jan 19
Jasper Wood violin and David Riley piano
Open Dress Rehearsal (full program run-through for upcoming tour)
Vitali Chaconne
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 8, Op. 30 No. 3
Kroll Banjo and Fiddle
Glière Romance for Violin and Piano in D, Op. 3
Fuerst Sonata No. 3 (Note: written for Wood and Riley by Mathew Fuerst, a former student of John Corigliano)
Vieuxtemps Souvenir d'Amérique
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE and open to the public

Thu Jan 19
Tunes at Noon
Matt Dupont harp
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE

Fri Jan 20
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Archytas Ensemble

Dale Barltrop and David Gillham violins
David Harding viola; Ariel Barnes cello
Chiharu Iinuma piano
Goddard Three Wings quartet
Goddard Wind, Sand & Stars string trio
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Available in advance at tickets.ubc.ca, by telephone 604-822-2697 or in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office.
A UTown@UBC Community Concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music
Note repertoire change and artist change: Chiharu Iinuma joins the ensemble.

Sun Jan 22
BrassFest!
Masterclasses and performances for brass enthusiasts of all ages! Featuring guest artists Bill Williams trumpet and Gordon Cherry trombone. This day of special events will include workshops, performances, equipment and sheet music displays of interest to all brass players, and more!
9:00 am – 5:30 pm, UBC Music Building & Old Auditorium
Details and schedule at music.ubc.ca/brassfest
Pre-register online before Jan 20:
UBC Students, Faculty, & Brassfest Performers: Free
Non-UBC Students: $20 | General admission: $30
Register now

Kudos...

Congratulations to UBC Music student Jaelem Bhate, who was named a UBC Student Leadership Conference (SLC) Faces of Today winner! More info


Concert Calendar Errata List - Term 2

  • Jan 25: Voice Masterclass with Adrianne Pieczonka
    Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Please note venue change: The masterclass no longer takes place in Barnett Hall and is now held off campus at the following location: Koerner Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music,1270 Chestnut Street.
  • Jan 25: Wednesday Noon Hours - Artist Change: Van Django replaces the recital “Sanglots” Chansons of love and loss with J. Patrick Raftery and Terence Dawson.
  • Mar 1: Wednesday Noon Hours - Luke Kim cello (not violin)
  • Mar 22: Wednesday Noon Hours: The concert The Winter of our Discontent has been cancelled.

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium - across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road