Hot Sheet for the week of Apr. 23, 2018

"Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable." ~ Leonard Bernstein

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Student Recital Season!

Student recital season has kicked into high gear! Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students. These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Thu Apr 26
Saxophone Masterclass with Michael Duke
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Sponsored by The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. Presented by UBC School of Music.
More info

Thu Apr 26
Concert: HD Duo
Michael Duke saxophone and David Howie piano
World tour featuring exciting new pieces for saxophone and piano by composers of the Commonwealth.
Brenton Broadstock Hammerblow *
Stephen McNeff The Man in the Wind and the West Moon *
Matthew Orlovich Hurly Burly † 
Ruben Zahra Boiling Clouds *
Stephen Chatman Moonlit Night * and Silence *
Aris Antoniades Nostos *
World Première *
Canadian Première † 
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info
Sponsored by The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. Presented by UBC School of Music.

Sat Apr 28
Chan Centre Presents
CIRCA: Opus

From Australia comes a bold new vision of contemporary circus: a place where breathtakingly beautiful acrobatics and fiercely virtuosic music-making meld into a seamless whole in a celebration of the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. 14 acrobats and the esteemed Debussy String Quartet celebrate the music of 20th century Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.
Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby! The ChanFare for April 28 is composed by MMus composition student Robert Humber and performed by Azura Quartet (Eric Toombs soprano saxophoneMo Miaoalto saxophoneHaley Heinricks tenor saxophoneMia Gazley baritone saxophone). 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 & info
Presented by the Chan Centre for Performing Arts.

Beyond the Gates

Sun Apr 29
Standing Wave: Leviathan
A musical exploration of our interaction with different environments; the natural, social and political.
Christie Reside flute, A-K Coope clarinet
Rebecca Whitling violin, Peggy Lee cello
Allen Stiles piano,Vern Griffithspercussion
Jared Miller(BMus'10) Leviathan(Première)
Keith Hamel Dreamer
Plus works by Patrick Giguere, Harry Stafylakis, Bent Sorensen, and Christopher Mayo.
7:30 pm, The Annex, 2nd Floor, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver
$25 /$15 available online or at the door
Presented by The Standing Wave Society.
Tickets & info

High Notes: Spring 2018 Edition

Extra, extra! High Notes is hot off the presses. Read all about it:

Pioneering sound ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp (BMus’72) and up-and-coming media artist Kiran Bhumber (BMus’14) on tech, gender & “trusting your inner voice”

A new project by UBC alumni & faculty that is shining a light on important and overlooked women composers

Catching up with our students | Alumni Making Waves | New recordings | ...and more

Watch video: The Gift of Music

Watch video: Wednesday Noon Hours: The Gift of Music
Chloe Meyers violin, Natalie Mackie viola da gamba, Alexander Weimann harpsichord
Schmelzer's Sonata in A minor "Il Cucu" · Mar 21, 2018

On the Horizon

Wed May 23
Baccalaureate Concert
Featuring UBC's graduating students
Special guest appearance by UBC President Prof. Santa J. Onoperforming cello in a chamber ensemble with UBC School of Music students.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
FREE | More info
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.

Jun 21 – 24       
Puccini Il Tabarro/Gianni Schicchi  
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
David Agler conductor
Nancy Hermistondirector
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available online at ubcoperatickets.com, or call 604-822-6725.
More info

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Apr. 16, 2018

"The world is a strange and wonderful place.” ~ Laurie Anderson

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Student Recital Season!

Student recital season has kicked into high gear! Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students. These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Wed Apr 18   
Bang! Festival      
Interactive Computer Music
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
Bang! Festival Concert & Capstones
Interactive Music and Dance

7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info
Note: the Capstones Presentation originally scheduled for 2:00 pm has been cancelled.

Thu Apr 19
Tunes at Noon
Liel Amdour guitar (graduating BMus student)
Works by Albeniz, Rodrigo, Moreno-Torroba, Akiva, Dyens, and Erez.
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.
More info

In case you missed it: JUNOFest Classical Showcase

Watch video David Gillham violin and Corey Hamm piano performed in the JUNOfest Classical Showcase on March 25, 2018. The performance occurs at 1:32:15 of the video.

Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa piano (DMA'07), and Mark McGregor (BMus’95, DMA’12) flute performed a work by Jocelyn Morlock (MMus'96, DMA'02). (at the 37:10 mark)

On the Horizon

Thu Apr 26
Saxophone Masterclass with Michael Duke
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Apr 26
Concert: HD Duo
Michael Duke saxophone and David Howie piano
World tour featuring exciting new pieces for saxophone and piano by composers of the Commonwealth.
Premiering a new work by Stephen Chatman.
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed May 23
Baccalaureate Concert
Featuring UBC's graduating students
Special guest appearance by UBC President Prof. Santa J. Ono performing cello in a chamber ensemble with UBC School of Music students.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
FREE | Save the date

Jun 21 – 24       
Puccini Il Tabarro/Gianni Schicchi  
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
David Agler conductor
Nancy Hermiston director
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available online at ubcoperatickets.com, or call 604-822-6725.
More info

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Apr. 9, 2018

"Music is the shorthand of emotion.” ~ Tolstoy

Kudos

Congratulations are in order for several UBC Music students who won prizes in the 2018 Friends of Chamber Music Competition!

First Place (Senior Division)
Matthew Yep violin
Eva Toncheva violin
Nina Weber viola
Susie Jiwon Yoo cello
Piazzolla Tango Ballet for String Quartet (1956)
This ensemble also won the "Audience Prize" (Senior Division), decided by ballot of those in attendance.

Second Place (Senior Division)
Matthew Yep violin
Jessica Tovey violin
Wennie Wei viola
Susie Jiwon Yoo cello
Charlotte Tyhurst cello
Schubert String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956, 4th mvt.

The competition was adjudicated by Andrew Dawes.

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Mon Apr 9
UBC Composers’ Concerts
Works by UBC Music students Ivan Salazar Gonzàlez, Michael Kirchmayer, Riley Koenig, Carolyn Quick, Roan Shankaruk, Jon Bogert, and Robert Humber.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall  
FREE

Thu Apr 12
Tunes at Noon
Alec Pearson guitar (MMus'14)
UBC Music alumnus and instructor Alec Pearson performs 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 | Info & Repertoire
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Sun Apr 15
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble
2:00 pm, UBC Botanical Garden
$28 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Student
Reservations required. Visit ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725.

Sun Apr 15
Chan Presents: Daymé Arocena and Roberto Fonseca
Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby! The ChanFare for April 15 is composed by UBC Music student Mariah Meenie, and performed by Azura Quartet (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: 7:00 pm, Chan Centre
Info & tickets

Student Recital Season!

Student recital season has kicked into high gear! Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students. These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Seize the Moment: UBC Bands Webcast

Watch video: In case you missed it, UBC Bands (featuring J. Patrick Raftery tenor) performed on April 6, 2018 at the Chan Centre. Watch the full concert here.

Beyond the Gates

Apr 11, 12 & 15
VSO Chamber Players: Tombeau, Trio & "2"
Christie Reside flute, Beth Orson oboe
Michelle Goddard clarinet, Sophie Dansereau bassoon
Russell Rybicki horn, Karen Gerbrecht violin
Aaron McDonald percussion, Yi Zhou violin
Luke Kim cello, Chiharu Iinuma piano
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Keeril Makan "2"
Chausson Piano Trio in G minor
Apr 11 & 12 at 7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall
Apr 15 at 2:00 pm, Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour St, Vancouver
Info & Tickets

Fri Apr 13
Saxophilia CD Release Concert
Julia Nolan soprano saxophone, Kris Covlin alto saxophone
David Branter tenor saxophone, Colin MacDonald baritone saxophone
Music by Peter Hannan, John Burke, Dorothy Chang, and Colin MacDonald (BMus'93).
8:00 pm, Murray Adaskin Salon, CMC Vancouver Creative Hub
837 Davie Street, Vancouver
$20 concert and CD / $10 concert only
Info & Tickets

Sat Apr 14
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Crepuscular, Luminous
PEP (Piano and Erhu Project)
William Rowson conductor
Nicole Ge Li erhu, Corey Hamm piano
Crepuscular, Luminous highlights cool, nocturnal, and glistening sounds, including a brilliant world premiere concerto for the Piano and Erhu Project by Dorothy Chang and HK Gruber’s Zeitfluren, a piece that's both creepily macabre and scintillating.
Helen Grime A Cold Spring
Dorothy Chang Gateways: Concerto for piano and erhu soloists (World Première)
Kevin Lau Nocturne and Toccata
HK Gruber Zeitfluren (Vancouver Première)
7:30 pm, Annex, 823 Seymour St
Info & Tickets

Sat Apr 14
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Amabilis Singers — Ramona Luengen (BMus’83, MMus’86) artistic director
Featuring pianist Jane Coop
Jennifer Driscoll-Holmes soprano
George Roberts baritone (BMus'85)
8:00 pm, New Westminster Christian Reformed Church
8255 13th Ave, Burnaby
Info & Tickets

On the Horizon

Wed Apr 18   
Bang! Festival      
Interactive Computer Music
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
Bang! Festival Concert & Capstones
Interactive Music and Dance

7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Mar. 26, 2018

“Bach is the beginning and end of all music.” ~ Max Reger

A special concert for Easter weekend

UBC Choirs and UBC Symphony Orchestra perform Bach's religious masterwork St John Passion on Saturday March 31 at 8:00 pm in the Chan Centre for Performing Arts.

Kudos

Jocelyn Morlock (MMus'96, DMA'02) won the Juno Award for Classical Composition of the Year for "My Name is Amanda Todd". Congratulations, Jocelyn! Read more

Watch video: Jocelyn Morlock accepts her Juno award for Classical Composition of the Year for "My Name is Amanda Todd". Carol Todd speaks about the legacy of her daughter, Amanda.

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Mar 27
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

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

Wed Mar 28   
UBC Early Music Ensembles
Featuring the Baroque Mentorship Orchestra
Alexander Weimann director
A Tribute to Telemann: Overtures and Concertos for Strings and Winds
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Thu Mar 29
UBC Jazz Ensemble I
Fred Stride director
A re-imagining of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE | Event link

Thu Mar 29
Tunes at Noon
Nicole Linaksita piano
Kristen Cooke oboe
Paul Hung flute
Works by Damase, Schocker, and Dring.
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 | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Mar 29
MOA Visual and Material Culture Research Seminar Series
Dr. Hedy Law
“Materiality and Material Traces of Gesture in the French Enlightenment: A History of Musical Pantomime”
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 213, Museum of Anthropology
FREE and open to the public | More info

Sat Mar 31
University Singers
UBC Choral Union
UBC Symphony Orchestra

Graeme Langager conductor
Derek Chester Evangelist
Stephen Duncan Jesus; Luka Kawabata Pilate
Sydney Frelick soprano; Yenny Lee mezzo soprano
Thomas Lamont tenor; Antony Knight bass
Bach St John Passion, BWV 245
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.

Tue Apr 3
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Apr 3
UBC Percussion Ensemble
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Apr 3
The Chan Turns 20
Celebrating 20 years of UBC Opera at the Chan Centre
UBC Opera Ensemble
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$35 Adult | $25 Senior | $15 Student
Tickets available at ubcoperatickets.com or in person at the Chan Centre. Call 604-822-6725 for info.

Student Recital Season!

Visit our student recitals calendar to explore this week's FREE concerts by our extremely talented students. Student recitals are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

On the Horizon

Wed Apr 4
Dr. George Tzanetakis (University of Victoria)
Rhythm Research Cluster: Workshop
“Extracting Rhythmic Information from Audio Recordings”
10:30 am –11:30 am, Room X704, ICICS
Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems, 2366 Main Mall
FREE | More info
Presented by UBC School of Music with support from the VP Research & Innovation Research Excellence Clusters Initiative.

Wed Apr 4   
UBC Korean Percussion Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
or on the plaza if sunny
FREE

Wed Apr 4
UBC Chamber Choir
UBC graduate student conductors
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Apr 5
UBC African Music and Dance Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall (or on the plaza if sunny)
FREE

Thu Apr 5
UBC Men’s and Women’s Choirs
UBC graduate student conductors
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Fri Apr 6
UBC Gamelan Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall (or on the plaza if sunny)
FREE | More info

Fri Apr 6
Concert at the Belkin
UBC Contemporary Players

Works by Mariah Mennie (BMus student)
2:00 pm, Belkin Art Gallery, 1825 Main Mall
FREE | More info

Fri Apr 6   
UBC Bands: MOMENTmusic
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
UBC Concert Winds

Music by Ticheli, Sousa, Hearshen, Maslanka, Copland, and Husa.
Featuring J. Patrick Raftery voice
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre.
More info

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Mar. 19, 2018

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas

Kudos

Kurt Ward-Theiss baritone (4th year BMus student) and Jonathan Lopez clarinet (first year BMus student) received bursaries from the Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir. Kurt and Jonathan recently performed in the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir Celtic concerts for St. Patrick's Day weekend in Maple Ridge and at Christ Church Cathedral. The bursaries are awarded in order to advance the ensemble's mission of collaborating with and supporting youth choirs and soloists in the community.

Nicole Linaksita (BMus/BSc ‘16 dual degree) was named as a finalist in the 2018 Shean Piano Competition. The finals will take place May 17–19, 2018 in Muttart Hall, Alberta College in Edmonton. Read more

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Early Music Month continues! Check out our program of exciting Early Music concerts and recitals — featuring some of Vancouver's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers. Read more

Mon Mar 19
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Tue Mar 20
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

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

Tue Mar 20
Chamber Music Gamut
Some of the world’s most beautiful chamber music presented by fabulous young artists of UBC.
Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and more.
8:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
More info

Wed Mar 21
Wednesday Noon Hours
The Gift of Music
Chloe Meyers violin
Natalie Mackie viola da gamba
Alexander Weimann harpsichord
Works by Buxtehude, Muffat, Schmelzer, and Bach.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only)
A concert celebrating the restoration of UBC’s double-manual harpsichord made possible by a generous gift.
Info & repertoire | Watch video | The Gift of Music story

Thu Mar 22
Tunes at Noon: The Sidewalk Cellist
Clara Shandler (BMus'12) "The Sidewalk Cellist" plays Bach's Suite No. 3and a selection of her original works.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Mar 22
Garrett Rubin guest speaker
"Beyond the Stage: International Engagement and the Challenge of Making Music in Service to Others"
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | More info

Fri Mar 23
Colloquium Series
Daniel Grimley, Professor of Music, Oxford University
"Delius and the Politics of Cosmopolitanism" 
12:00 noon, Room 116, Music Building
FREE | More info

Fri Mar 23
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Röntgen Trio
Antoine van Dongen violin, Eric Gaenslen celloMark Anderson piano
Beethoven Trio in E-flat major, Op. 1, No. 1
Röntgen Trio in C minor, Op. 50
Brahms Trio in B major, Op. 8, No. 1
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20/10
Tickets available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office or call 604-822-2697. Tickets will also be available at the door starting one hour before the concert (cash only).
More info
A UTown@UBC Community Concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music. 

Mon Mar 26
UBC Early Music Ensembles
Featuring the Baroque Mentorship Orchestra
Alexander Weimann director
A Tribute to Telemann: Overtures and Concertos for Strings and Winds
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Student Recital Season!

Visit our student recitals calendar to explore this week's FREE concerts by our extremely talented students. Student recitals are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Beyond the Gates

March 22–25, 2018
2018 Sonic Boom Festival

Held every spring, the Sonic Boom Festival is a multi-day celebration of music by B.C. composers. Every year the festival features talented musical ensembles, and dozens of new works by emerging and established B.C. composers. The Ensemble-in-Residence for 2018 is The Nu:BC Collective.

Thu Mar 22
Mixed Ensembles Concert No. 1
Performers include faculty members Jeremy Berkman trombone/piano, Corey Hamm piano plus several UBC Music alumni. Works by alumni Duncan Maunders and Thomas Beckman, and more.
7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour St
Info & repertoire

Fri Mar 23
Mixed Ensembles Concert No. 2
Performers include BMus student Adrian Pang, and several alumni.
Works by Top, O’Neill, and more.
7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour St
Info & Repertoire

Sat Mar 24
Featured Artist & Mixed Ensembles Concert
Performers include featured artist Michael Park piano (DMA’15) and several UBC Music students and alumni. Works by Aaron Graham (MMus’16, DMA student); Carolyn Quick and Walker Williams (MMus students); and alumni Angelique Po and Mark Armanini
7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour St
Info & repertoire

Sun Mar 25
The Nu:BC Collective
Ensemble-in-Residence Concert

Paolo Bortolussi flutes, alto; Eric Wilson cello; Corey Hamm piano
Joined for the Sonic Boom Festival by: Liam Hockley clarinet, bass clarinet (MMus’13, DMA student)
David Gillham violin; Tawnya Popoff viola (BMus’97); Mark Beaty bass (MMus’05)
Works by Adam Zolty and Danny Choi (BMus students); Ramsey Sadaka (DMA student); Michael Ducharme (MMus’16, DMA student); David Storen(MMus’16) and more.
7:30 pm, Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street
Info & repertoire

Tickets: $20 General, $15 Students/Seniors/Artists
Festival Pass (entrance to all 4 concerts): $50

Thu Mar 22
Colleen O'Connor at the KGB Jazz Lounge
Pianist and singer/songwriter Colleen O'Connor plays originals and jazz standards with her own twist.
8:00 pm, KGB Jazz Lounge, The Flamingo
10768 King George Blvd, Surrey
Entry by contribution | More info

Fri Mar 23
Jazz@ThePat: Vancouver Legacy Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Bob Brookmeyer
Performers include Fred StrideSharman King, Mia Gazley (BMus student), and several UBC Music alumni.
$15 / $12
7:00 pm doors, 8:00 pm Show, Pat’s Pub, 403 East Hastings St
Info & full list of performers

Pop-Up Concert with President Santa J. Ono

Watch video: UBC Music students play Mozart at the Skytrain station with UBC President Santa J. Ono! Prof. Ono cello is joined by Matthew Yep and Eva Toncheva violin; and Amanda Pang viola.

On the Horizon

Mon Mar 26 & Wed Mar 28   
UBC Early Music Ensembles
Featuring the Baroque Mentorship Orchestra
Alexander Weimann director
A Tribute to Telemann: Overtures and Concertos for Strings and Winds
Mon Mar 26: 12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
Wed Mar 28: 7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Mar 27
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

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

Thu Mar 29   
UBC Jazz Ensemble I
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Sat Mar 31
University Singers
UBC Choral Union
UBC Symphony Orchestra

Graeme Langager conductor
Derek Chester Evangelist
Soloists TBA
Bach St John Passion, BWV 245
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.

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Mar. 12, 2018

"Words symbolize the body, and jubilant music reveals the spirit.” ~ Hildegard von Bingen

Early Music Month: From Medieval to Baroque

Early Music Month continues! Check out our program of exciting Early Music concerts and recitals — featuring some of Vancouver's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers. Read more

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Mar 13
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass & Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Mar 14  
Wednesday Noon Hours
Enrico Elisi piano
Works by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Park, Liszt, and more.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only)
Full list of repertoire

Wed Mar 14   
Piano Masterclass with Enrico Elisi
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | Repertoire and performers

Thu Mar 15   
UBC Jazz Ensemble II  
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Mar 15
Tunes at Noon
Luis Medina guitar (BMus'16)
Works by Sor, Tedesco, 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 | More info

Thu Mar 15
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Bon Voyage
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents a preview of their upcoming featured performance at the College Band Directors' National Association Regional Conference in California!
Robert Taylor conductor  
J. Patrick Raftery voice *
David Maslanka Traveler
Aaron Copland Old American Songs *
Karel Husa Music for Prague 1968
2:00 pm, Chan Centre
FREE | Event link

Fri Mar 16
Violin Masterclass with Augustin Hadelich
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Event link
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony in partnership with the UBC School of Music.

Fri Mar 16
Colloquium Series
Eshantha Peiris (PhD Candidate, UBC)
"Theory and Performance Practice: How Ideas about Meter Have Influenced the Way We Play Rhythms"
12:00 noon, Room 116, Music Building
FREE

Fri Mar 16
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
$200.00 Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Call 604-822-6725 for tickets and information.

Sat Mar 17
UBC Chamber Strings
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Sun Mar 18 [New Date!]
Piano Premieres
Piano students of Corey Hamm
World premieres of new works by UBC composers.
7:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info
Note: This concert was originally scheduled for Fri Mar 16.

Mon Mar 19
UBC Composers’ Concerts
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Mon Mar 19
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Student Recital Season!

Visit our student recitals calendar to explore this week's FREE concerts by our extremely talented students. Student recitals are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Alexander Weimann plays newly refurbished "Zell" harpsichord

Watch video: The UBC School of Music will unveil a newly renovated double-manual harpsichord at a special concert with renowned Early Music trio Alexander Weimann harpsichord, Chloe Meyers violin, and Natalie Mackie viola da gamba.

March 21: Wednesday Noon Hours: The Gift of Music

Beyond the Gates

Sat Mar 17
UBC Jazz Ensembles I & II
15th Annual Moberly Big Band Festival
UBC Jazz Ensemble II: 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
UBC Jazz Ensemble I: 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm
12:00 noon – 10:00 pm, Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver
$10 at the door | More info

Sat Mar 17
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Carmina Burana
Maestro Bramwell Tovey conductor
University Singers | Choral Union
Graeme Langager Director of Choral Activities
Orff Carmina Burana
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
8:00 pm, Orpheum Theatre
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets and info

On the Horizon

Tue Mar 20
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

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

Tue Mar 20
Chamber Music Gamut
Some of the world’s most beautiful chamber music presented by fabulous young artists of UBC.
Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and more.
8:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Wed Mar 21
Wednesday Noon Hours
The Gift of Music
Chloe Meyers violin, Natalie Mackie viola da gamba
Alexander Weimann harpsichord
Works by Buxtehude, Muffat, Schmelzer, and Bach.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only)
A concert celebrating the restoration of UBC’s double-manual harpsichord made possible by a generous gift.
Info & repertoire

Thu Mar 22
Garrett Rubin guest speaker
"Beyond the Stage: International Engagement and the Challenge of Making Music in Service to Others"
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | More info

Fri Mar 23
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Röntgen Trio
Antoine van Dongen violin, Eric Gaenslen cello, Mark Anderson piano
Works by Beethoven, Röntgen, and Brahms
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20/10 Buy advance tickets | More info
A UTown@UBC Community Concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music.

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Mar. 5, 2018

“There are still so many beautiful things to be said in C major.” ~ Sergei Prokofiev

Kudos

Congratulations to Jonathan Girard, who has been selected as a Peter Wall Institute Wall Scholar! The Wall Scholars Research Award is available to UBC Faculty members to spend one year in residence at the Institute in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Read more

The Robert and Ellen Silverman Piano Concerto Competition winners:

Grand prize: Benjamin Hopkins    
2nd prize: Evgenia Rabinovich
3rd prize: Ayunia Saputro
4th prize: Aydan Con

Congratulations! All four pianists will perform with the UBC Symphony Orchestra this fall at the Chan Centre. Read more

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Student Recital Season!

Visit our student recitals calendar to explore this week's FREE concerts by our extremely talented students. Student recitals are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

March 5–28
Early Music Month
From Medieval to Baroque
The UBC School of Music presents a month-long program of exciting Early Music concerts and recitals — featuring some of Vancouver's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers.
Read more

Mon Mar 5
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Tue Mar 6
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

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

Mar 6–9
UBC Rhythm Research Cluster Symposium
Exploring Musical Time: Microtiming and Musical Motion


This symposium explores aspects of musical motion arising from small-scale rhythmic patterns that can be measured in milliseconds. Topics include groove and flow in popular music, new technologies for the analysis of musical performance, and compositional applications of these technologies.

Richard Beaudoin, Dartmouth College
Mitch Ohriner, University of Denver
Olivier Senn, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts

Events are free and open to the public. | Full symposium details

Wed Mar 7   
Wednesday Noon Hours
The Last Rose of Summer
Debi Wong voice (BMus'08)
Otto Tolonen guitar
Mikko Ikäheimo lute
Texts by William Shakespeare with contemporary music of Hans Werner Henze and historical music of Dowland, Campion, and Johnson.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only) | Full list of repertoire

Wed Mar 7
Lecture: The Flower Princess and the Imaginations of Hong Kong
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Room 120, C. K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
Reception at 6:00 pm | Live performance of excerpts in full costumes at 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged.
Sponsored by UBC School of Music.
Registration & info

Thu Mar 8
Tunes at Noon: Basilissa
Christina Gaspar (BMus’06), Sara Ciantar (BA’06), Robin Layne
Fado: Traditional Portuguese folk music
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 | More info

Thu Mar 8
Recital: Two Works by Richard Beaudoin
Paolo Bortolussi flute
Réa Beaumont piano
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Piano Lounge, Green College
FREE | Event details
This event is part of the Exploring Musical Time Symposium.

Fri Mar 9
UBC Contemporary Players
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
Note: NEW DATE! Originally scheduled for Mar 12 at 12:00 noon.

Fri Mar 9
Colloquium Series
Exploring Musical Time Symposium
Panel session: "Microtiming and Musical Motion"

Richard Beaudoin, Alan Dodson, Mitch Ohriner, Olivier Senn
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 116, Music Building
Reception to follow.
FREE | Event details

Fri Mar 9
UBC Symphony Orchestra: Winner of the 2018 UBC Concerto Competition
Carter Johnson piano *
Jonathan Girard conductor
Jaelem Bhate graduate assistant conductor
Bernstein Overture to Candide
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 *
Nielsen Symphony No. 4 ‘The Inextinguishable’, Op. 29
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre or call 604-822-2697.
Event link | Buy tickets

Sun Mar 11
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble

2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
Tickets: $15–28. Reservations required. Visit ubcoperatickets.com or call 604.822.6725 to reserve.

Beyond the Gates

Fri Mar 9
Vancouver Chamber Choir
Moods and Modes: Emotion in Music
Music of Dowland, Josquin, Bach, Dvořák, Bernstein, Chatman, and more!
8:00 pm, Dunbar Ryerson United Church, 2205 West 45th Avenue
Tickets available through Ticketmaster | More info

Explore: Vancouver or Vang-couver? Is there an Okanagan accent?

 

Watch video Dr. Robert Pritchard speaks to Global News about the DRAWL linguistics study. Read article

On the Horizon

Tue Mar 13
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass & Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Mar 14   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Enrico Elisi piano
Works by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Park, Liszt, and more.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only)
Full list of repertoire

Wed Mar 14   
Piano Masterclass with Enrico Elisi
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 113
FREE | Repertoire and performers

Thu Mar 15   
UBC Jazz Ensemble II  
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Mar 15
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Bon Voyage
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents a preview of their upcoming featured performance at the College Band Directors' National Association Regional Conference in California!
Robert Taylor conductor  
J. Patrick Raftery voice *
David Maslanka Traveler
Aaron Copland Old American Songs *
Karel Husa Music for Prague
2:00 pm, Chan Centre
FREE | Save the date

Hot Sheet for the week of Feb. 27, 2018

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” ~ W.A. Mozart

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Feb 27
Songs of Shakespeare
Suzie LeBlanc soprano and Alex Weimann harpsichord
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Coach House, Green College, UBC
Info & registration
Sponsored by Early Music Vancouver at Green College.

Wed Feb 28   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Robert Silverman
piano
Chopin Scherzos, Nos. 1 – 4
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
This concert is a re-imagining of a Wednesday Noon Hour recital that Robert Silverman performed in the 1970s.
Event link | Watch video: interview with Robert Silverman

Thu Mar 1
Tunes at Noon: The Micki-Lee Trio
Micki-Lee Smith fiddle
Jaelem Bhate piano
Jacques Forest bass
Jazzy tunes with fiddle flair!
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 | Info & repertoire
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Mar 1
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Fri Mar 2
Colloquium Series
Grant Sawatzky (Ph.D. Candidate, University of British Columbia)
"Harmonic Phrase Rhythm and Metric Particularity in Stravinsky"
12:00 noon, Room 116, Music Building
FREE

Fri Mar 2
The Robert and Ellen Silverman Piano Concerto Competition at UBC
Witness the incredible talent of our top piano students as they compete for a coveted spot performing with the UBC Symphony Orchestra!
Concertos by Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, and Mendelssohn
Featuring UBC Music Students:
Shirley Cha, Aydan Con
Benjamin Hopkins, Thomas Pantea
Evgenia Rabinovich, Ayunia Saputro
Irene Setiawan, Sarah Tang

6:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Full list of repertoire | Learn more about the competition | Watch videos

Mon Mar 5
UBC Early Music Ensembles
A Festival of Baroque Chamber Music
Music by Purcell, Handel, Telemann, and more
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE | Event link
 

Mon Mar 5
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Tue Mar 6
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

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

Student Recitals Season!

Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our extremely talented students. Student recitals are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

"An opportunity that pianists don't get every day"

Watch video: DMA student Benjamin Hopkins discusses his excitement to perform in the first ever Robert and Ellen Silverman Piano Concerto Competition this Friday.

 Witness a new generation of stars in the making!
The Robert and Ellen Silverman Piano Concerto Competition
Fri Mar 2, 6:00 pm, Barnett Hall

On the Horizon

March 5–28
Early Music Month
From Medieval to Baroque
The UBC School of Music presents a month-long program of exciting Early Music concerts and recitals — featuring some of Vancouver's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers.
Read more

Wed Mar 7   
Wednesday Noon Hours
The Last Rose of Summer
Debi Wong voice (BMus'08)
Otto Tolonen guitar
Mikko Ikäheimo lute
Texts by William Shakespeare with contemporary music of Hans Werner Henze and historical music of Dowland, Campion, and Johnson.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door

Fri Mar 9
UBC Contemporary Players
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
Note: NEW DATE! Originally scheduled for Mon Mar 12 at 12:00 noon.

Fri Mar 9
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Winner of the 2018 UBC Concerto Competition
Carter Johnson piano *
Jonathan Girard conductor
Jaelem Bhate graduate assistant conductor
Bernstein Overture to Candide
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 *
Nielsen Symphony No. 4 ‘The Inextinguishable’, Op. 29
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre or call 604-822-2697.
Save the date | Buy tickets

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Feb. 20, 2018

“Distance doesn't exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.” ~ Yoko Ono

Kudos

Congratulations to DMA student Emily Logan and Faculty of Medicine student Danielle Olmstead whose abstract titled "Injury Management and Health Care Access in University-level Musicians and Athletes: A Comparative Study" was accepted as a Student Research Showcase Poster presentation at the 2018 PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine Association) International Symposium at Chapman University, Orange, California, USA, taking place June 30 – July 3, 2018. The project and research supervisor is Dr. Larry Frisch in the UBC School of Population and Public Health; Emily Logan is a student of Dr. Terence Dawson.

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Student Recitals Season!

Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our extremely talented students. Student recitals are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Sun Feb 25
Cello Masterclass with Daniel Müller-Schott
Works by Messiaen, Bach, Franck, and Chopin.
Laine Longton, Sandra Espínola, Susie Jiwon Yoo, Judy Lou cello
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony in partnership with the UBC School of Music.
Full list of repertoire and performers

Mon Feb 26
UBC Composers’ Concerts - CANCELLED
Please note the concert scheduled for Feb 26 has been cancelled.

Beyond the Gates

Wed Feb 21
Music@Midweek: Friends in Low Places
Jeremy Berkman trombone & David Brown bass
Owen Underhill Trombone Walking
Edward Elgar Duett for trombone and double bass
Frederick Schipizky Six Vignettes (excerpts)
Luciano Berio Psy                                                     
Bill Evans Interplay
Edward Top Together
Carla Bley Lawns
Brent Chauvin B n’ B Hotel
12:00 noon, KPU Langley Auditorium
FREE | More info

Warm Up for the Piano Concerto Competition with our Future Greats

Watch video: DMA student Evgenia Rabinovich helps us warm up for
The Robert & Ellen Silverman Piano Concerto Competition on March 2nd.

On the Horizon

Wed Feb 28   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Robert Silverman
piano
Chopin Scherzos, Nos. 1 – 4
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
This concert is a re-imagining of a Wednesday Noon Hour recital Robert Silverman performed in the 1970s.
Save the date

Fri Mar 2
The Robert and Ellen Silverman Piano Concerto Competition at UBC
Witness the raw talent of our top piano students as they compete for a coveted spot performing with the UBC Symphony Orchestra!
Concertos by Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, and Mendelssohn
Featuring UBC Music Students:
Shirley Cha, Aydan Con, Benjamin Hopkins, Thomas Pantea
Evgenia Rabinovich, Ayunia Saputro, Irene Setiawan, Sarah Tang

6:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Full list of repertoire


March 5–28
Early Music Month
From Medieval to Baroque
The UBC School of Music presents a month-long program of exciting Early Music concerts and recitals — featuring some of Vancouver's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers.
Read more

Fri Mar 9
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Winner of the 2018 UBC Concerto Competition
Carter Johnson piano *
Jonathan Girard conductor
Jaelem Bhate graduate assistant conductor
Bernstein Overture to Candide
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 *
Nielsen Symphony No. 4 ‘The Inextinguishable’, Op. 29
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre or call 604-822-2697.
Save the date

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Feb. 13, 2018

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” ~ John Steinbeck

Kudos

Three School of Music personnel received Juno Award nominations: Alexander Weimann (Lecturer and Director of the Baroque Mentorship Program at UBC), alumna Jocelyn Morlock (MMus’96, DMA’02), and alumnus Fraser Walters (BMus’03)! Read more

Liel Amdour guitar (5th year BMus student) was awarded the 2018 Ben Steinberg Musical Legacy Award, presented annually by the Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto to a promising young Jewish artist. The award includes a cash prize of $2,500 as well as the opportunity to perform in recital.

Mia Gazley saxophone (5th-year BMus student) was awarded a 2018 Faces of Today Award from the UBC Student Leadership Conference. She was recognized for her outstanding leadership, and for her contribution to society on and off campus. Read more

Congratulations to everyone!

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Wed Feb 14
Wednesday Noon Hours
David Gillham violin, Eric Wilson cello, Richard Mingus horn
Julia Chien percussion, Corey Hamm piano
Amram Three Songs for Marlboro for Horn and Cello
Golijov Mariel (for cello and marimba)
Stephen Chatman Pender Harbour Suite for Violin, Cello and Piano
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door

Wed Feb 14
UBC Contemporary Players
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
More info
Please note: New date and time! This concert was rescheduled from Fri Feb 16 at 12:00 noon.

Thu Feb 15
Tunes at Noon: The Jeff Groh Trio
Jeff Groh pianoJacques Forest bass, Jaelem Bhate drums
The trio will perform original compositions, as well as a selection of jazz standards, including Wayne Shorter's Footprints, and Miles Davis' Nardis.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | Info & repertoire

Thu Feb 15
Colloquium Series
Michael Friedmann (Yale University)
“An Analytic Survey of Schoenberg's Piano Music: Interactions Between Performance and Analysis”
3:00 pm, Gessler Hall
FREE | Info & Abstract
Note: this event occurs on Thursday (rather than Friday).

Thu Feb 15
UBC Choirs: Unicornis Captivatur
University Singers, UBC Choral Union, UBC Chamber Choir
Graeme Langager conductor
Winnie Ho, Graduate Conducting Recital
Cathrie Yuen, Graduate Conducting Recital
Works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Gabrieli, and more.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre or call 604-822-2697.
Info & repertoire

Fri Feb 16   
Revenge of Bride of Son of Night of the Piano Concerto
Piano students of Corey Hamm
Concertos by Beethoven, Grieg, Ravel, and more
7:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Full list of repertoire & performers

Student Recitals Calendar
Visit our student recitals calendar for a list of upcoming FREE concerts by our extremely talented students! New events are posted online no sooner than two weeks before the date of performance. Student recitals are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Explore: Have you met "TRAVIS"?

 

Watch video: TRAVIS (Touch Responsive Augmented Violin Interface System) was created by UBC Music student Chantelle Ko as part of her minor in Music Tech under the supervision of Prof. Bob Pritchard.

Beyond the Gates

Sat Feb 17
Maestro! The Annual Conductors’ Concert
Vancouver Chamber Choir
Stephen Chatman Skidegate Love Song
Stephen Chatman Seattle Red  
Plus works by Duruflé, Bruckner, Mozart, and more.
8:00 pm, Dunbar Ryerson United Church
2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver                      
Tickets & Info

Sun Feb 18
PEP (Piano and Erhu Project)
Nicole Ge Li erhu and Corey Hamm piano play a variety of pieces in preparation for their upcoming concert in Rotterdam.
Lukas Oickle Firewall
Stephen Chatman Remember Me, Forever
Roydon Tse Blues n’ Grooves
Plus works by Ye Xiaogang, Gao Ping, and Somei Satoh.
4:00 pm, St. Philip’s Anglican Church
3737 West 27th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets & info

Sun Feb 18
Chan Centre Presents
The Jazz Epistles: Abdullah Ibrahim with guest Terence Blanchard

Named “South Africa’s Mozart” by Nelson Mandela, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim was a pioneer of modern jazz, and remains a tireless initiator of new artistic projects. Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby! The ChanFare for Feb 18 is written by MMus composition student Carolyn Quick, and performed by Azura Quartet (comprised of UBC Music students Eric Toombs, Mo Miao, Haley Heinricks and Mia Gazley). 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: 7:00 pm, Chan Centre | Tickets and info
Presented by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Mon Feb 19
Jean Coulthard Readings
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
With Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock (MMus’96, DMA’02)
Named in honour of one of BC’s most beloved composers, the Jean Coulthard Readings give emerging BC composers the opportunity to have their work read by a professional orchestra.
D.I. Danny Choi A Battle Story (BMus student)
Matthieu Foresi The Hall of Fear
Jaelem Bhate (BMus’17, MMus student) Aura
Thomas Beckman (MMus’16) Parade of War
Carolyn Quick (MMus student) Through the Haze
Ramsey Sadaka (DMA student) Andromeda Fantasy
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Orpheum Theatre (Smithe Street Entrance)
Free admission | More info
Presented by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

On the Horizon

Wed Feb 28   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Robert Silverman
piano
Chopin Scherzos Nos. 1 - 4
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
More info

 

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
Monthly calendar view

Hot Sheet for the week of Feb. 5, 2018

“I apologize, but I cannot help you with words. I am a composer and express myself with sounds.” ~ Arvo Pärt

Blog: Music & Entrepreneurship

“You don’t have to fit in a box!”

For the latest in the Music & Entrepreneurship series of our High Notes Blog, Debi Wong (BMus'08) speaks about opera’s potential to create spaces for underrepresented voices. Read more

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Student Recitals Calendar
Visit our student recitals calendar for a list of upcoming FREE concerts by our extremely talented students! New events are posted online no sooner than two weeks before the date of performance. Student recitals are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Tue Feb 6
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Feb 7
Wednesday Noon Hours: Robert Cohen cello and Patricia Tao piano
Bloch From Jewish Life
Pärt Fratres for cello and piano
Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Event link

Wed Feb 7
Chamber Music Masterclass with Pianist Patricia Tao
Eva Toncheva violin, Susie Jiwon Yoo cello, Serina Mui piano
Samantha Kung violin and Derek Stanyer piano
Nellicia Klop violin and Noah Ha piano
Works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Grieg
1:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Full list of repertoire

Wed Feb 7
Cello Masterclass with Robert Cohen
Oskar Falta cello, Charlotte Tyhurst cello
Matthew Yep violin, Eva Toncheva violin, Nina Weber viola, Susie Jiwon Yoo cello
Works by Rachmaninoff, Bach, and Piazzolla
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | Full list of repertoire

Thu Feb 8
Tunes at Noon: Jaelem Bhate Trio
Jaelem Bhate pianoJacques Forest bass, Silas Friesen trumpet
An eclectic mix of old and new. Standards from the great American songbook alongside original compositions by Jaelem and Silas presented in an intimate trio setting.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | More info

Fri Feb 9
Colloquium Series: Dr. Susan Lewis
Dean of Fine Arts and Professor of Musicology, University of Victoria
“A Feast for the Senses: The Use of Culinary Rhetoric in Music Books of the 17th Century”
12:00 noon, Gessler Hall
FREE | More info

Fri Feb 9
MOMENTous
UBC Symphony Orchestra and UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Music by David Maslanka & Richard Wagner
Featuring Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet and John Hines bass
Robert Taylor conductor
Jonathan Girard conductor
Narration by Sylvia L’Écuyer
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca in person at the Chan Centre or call 604–822–2697.
Full list of repertoire | Buy tickets

Feb 9 – 10
Cancelled: Piano Masterclasses and Lecture with Nelita True
Nelita True is unable to travel to Vancouver for the Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture Series due to health reasons. The masterclasses and lecture are cancelled.

Sat Feb 10
Lukas Mikolajczyk Piano Recital
2017 Vancouver International Music Competition Overall Prize Winner, Piano Category
Music by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel
7:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Pre-concert talk at 6:15 pm
Presented by Canada International Arts & Music Society. Supported by UBC School of Music.
Info & tickets

Sun Feb 11
Kids Take Over UBC
It’s time for kids to rule at this fun-filled UBC arts festival for kids and families. With one all-access pass your family can attend Family Weekend activities at the Old Auditorium, Frederic Wood Theatre, MOA and Belkin Art Gallery all day!
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Various locations
All-access passes: $15 – $60
Meet Cinderella and Friends
Members of the UBC Opera Ensemble
A performance is followed by stage tours, dress-up and make-up play for young audience members.
11:00 am – 12:00 noon, Old Auditorium
Watch video | View full schedule | Buy family or individual passes

Explore: Valentine's Day Warm-up with “Sanglots”: Chansons of Love and Loss

 

Watch videos from "Sanglots": Chansons of Love and Loss
J. Patrick Raftery tenor and Terence Dawson piano
Wednesday Noon Hours concert performed on Jan 10 2018.

Beyond the Gates

Thu Feb 8
Tea and Trumpets: Musical Legends and Fairy Tales
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
William Rowson conductor
Christopher Gaze host
Singers from the UBC Opera Ensemble
Rossini La Cenerentola: Overture
Plus works by Ravel, Mendelssohn, and more
2:00 pm, Orpheum Theatre
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. | Info & tickets

Fri Feb 9
Standing Wave Composition Workshop
Vancouver’s cutting edge chamber ensemble and advocate of Canadian music, Standing Wave workshops music by VAM composition students in the first of three collaborative events.
3:00 pm, Koerner Recital Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music
1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver
FREE | More info

On the Horizon

Tue Feb 13
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Feb 14
Wednesday Noon Hours
David Gillham violin, Eric Wilson cello, Richard Mingus horn
Julia Chien percussion, Corey Hamm piano
Stephen Chatman Pender Harbour Suite for Violin, Cello and Piano
Plus works by Amram and Golijov
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Full list of repertoire

Wed Feb 14
UBC Contemporary Players [New date and Time!]
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Save the date
Please note: This concert was rescheduled from Friday Feb 16 at 12:00 noon.

Thu Feb 15
UBC Choirs: Unicornis Captivator
University Singers, UBC Choral Union, UBC Chamber Choir
Graeme Langager conductor
Winnie Ho, Graduate Conducting Recital
Cathrie Yuen, Graduate Conducting Recital
Works by Mendelssohn, Sisask, Mozart, Gabrieli, and more.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre or call 604–822–2697.
Info & repertoire

 

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 29, 2018

“Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind. ” ~ Gioachino Rossini

Kudos

Congratulations are in order for several of our talented students and alumni!

Two UBC Music alumni have been named to the shortlist for artistic director of the Vancouver Chamber Choir: Kathleen Allan (BMus'11) and John William Trotter (BMus'98). Read article

5th-year BMus student and saxophonist Mia Gazley won the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble's Youth Soloist Competition! Mia will perform with PSWE at Evergreen Cultural Centre on June 9.

PhD candidate Antares Boyle won the Society for Music Theory's prestigious 2018 Dissertation Fellowship for her project “Formation and Process in Repetitive Post-Tonal Music.”

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Jan 30
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Jan 31   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Music for clarinet and whimsical sounds
Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet, Keith Hamel electronics
Keith Hamel Traces for Bb Clarinet and Interactive Electronics
Gómez-Soler Apocryphos for clarinet and tape (World Première)
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Event link

Wed Jan 31  
UBC Concert Winds: MEMENTOs
Christin Reardon MacLellan conductor
With Langley Fine Arts (guest ensemble)
Music from the British Isles
Grainger Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon – Jacob Pope conductor
Plus works by Works by Vaughan Williams, Wood and Arnold
8:00 pm, Old Auditorium  
FREE | Info & repertoire

Thu Feb 1
Tunes at Noon
Jacob Seyer guitar (MMus'17)
Original compositions and arrangements by Jacob Seyer.
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | More info

Thu Feb 1   
UBC Jazz Ensemble I
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Feb 1– 4      
Rossini La Cenerentola 
UBC Opera Ensemble    
Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Gordon Gerrard conductor, Nancy Hermiston director
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Chan Centre
Sun 2:00 pm, Chan Centre
$15–$45 | More info | Buy tickets

Fri Feb 2
Colloquium Series: Daniel Callahan (Boston College)
"Bernstein Conducting Himself"
11:30 am, Gessler Hall
FREE | Info & abstract

Fri Feb 2
UBC Goes to ITC: Fundraising Concert
Help the UBC Trumpet Ensemble travel to San Antonio, Texas to perform at the 43rd Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference.
7:30 doors (8:00 pm show), Barnett Hall
$10 | Info & tickets
Reception to follow

Sat Feb 3   
Harp Masterclass and Concert with Sasha Boldachev
Sasha Boldachev is a virtuoso harpist, composer and teacher from Russia.
Masterclass: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Concert: 7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
Masterclass Tickets: $10 general audience | More info
Concert Tickets: $25/$20 | More info
Presented in partnership with the West Coast Harp Society.

Sun Feb 4
Guitar Masterclass with the Beijing Guitar Duo
Yameng Wang and Meng Su guitar
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Gessler Hall and Room 113, Music Building
Free to audit and open to the general public
More info


Student Recitals Calendar

Visit our student recitals calendar for a list of upcoming FREE recitals by our extremely talented students! Events are posted online no sooner than two weeks before the date of performance. Note: Student recitals are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Beyond the Gates

Mon Jan 29
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Fantastique!
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Roger Cole oboe
Palmer Secret Arnold
Strauss Oboe Concerto in D Major
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
8:00 pm, Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets & info | Read Vancouver Sun article

Wed Jan 31
Music in the Morning: Tuning In With Robert Silverman
Eric Friesen speaks with the multi-talented pianist and raconteur Robert Silverman.
10:00 am, Vancouver Academy of Music
1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver
More info

Fri Feb 2
Colleen O'Connor Live at Trees
Pianist/singer/songwriter Colleen O'Connor plays an intimate set at one of Vancouver's treasured listening rooms.
8:00 pm, Trees Organic Coffee, 450 Granville St (at Pender)
Entry by contribution | More info

Explore: UBC Music Podcast — "On That Note"

 

Episode 2: "How 'situated' is your ear?"  Listen in browser
What does the music from Battlestar Galactica have in common with Balinese Gamelan? Host Graham MacDonald and ethnomusicologist Michael Tenzer discuss the different ways we hear, play, and define music.

On the Horizon

Tue Feb 6
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Feb 7
Wednesday Noon Hours: Robert Cohen cello and Patricia Tao piano
Bloch From Jewish Life
Pärt Fratres for cello and piano
Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door | Event link

Wed Feb 7
Chamber Music Masterclass with Pianist Patricia Tao
1:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Wed Feb 7
Cello Masterclass with Robert Cohen
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | More info

Cancelled: Piano Masterclasses with Nelita True (scheduled for Feb 9–10). Nelita True is unable to travel to Vancouver for health reasons. The masterclasses and lecture have been cancelled.

 

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 22, 2018

“Ever up and onward.” ~ Billy Strayhorn

Kudos

Carlos Savall-Guardiola clarinet, Mia Gazley saxophone and Charlotte Tyhurst cello performed in the Royal Over-Seas League Scholarship Auditions in Barnett Hall on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Scholarship winner: Carlos Savall-Guardiola

This summer, Carlos will go to the UK to perform in London and in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He will also attend a UK Summer Music School, where he will receive lessons from prominent teachers from the UK. More info

Congratulations to Carlos, Mia, and Charlotte for their excellent performances!

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Jan 23
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass & Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Jan 23–26 | Rhythm Research Cluster Symposium

Exploring Musical Time Series
Modeling Rhythmic Complexity
Workshops and lectures by Dr. Ève Poudrier and guests (Dr. Peter Vuust and Dr. Nori Jacoby.) Info, abstracts & full schedule


PUBLIC EVENTS

Tue Jan 23
Lecture: Dr. Peter Vuust
Groove on the Brain: The Neuroscience of Rhythm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Coach House, Green College
FREE

Thu Jan 25
The Jeff Groh Trio & Jaelem Bhate, with Dr. Nori Jacoby
Conversing Music: Rhythmic Coordination in Jazz Improvisation
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Piano Lounge, Graham House, Green College
FREE | Reception to follow

Fri Jan 26
Colloquium Series: Roundtable Discussion
Modeling Rhythmic Complexity: Challenges and Prospects
Nori Jacobi, Daniel Shanahan, Peter Vuust. Moderated by Ève Poudrier
12:00 noon – 12:50 pm, Gessler Hall, Music Building
FREE | Reception to follow

More info

Wed Jan 24
Wednesday Noon Hours
Beth Orson oboe, Alex Morris clarinet
Julia Lockhart bassoon, Andrew Mee horn
Bogdan Dulu (DMA'15) piano
Douglas Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
Mozart Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Event link

Thu Jan 25
Tunes at Noon
Ubuntu String Quartet

Folk tunes and popular songs
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | Info & repertoire

Thu Jan 25
Guest Lecturer: Zsolt Bognár
Pianist and host of the internationally-popular "Living the Classical Life" series, Zsolt Bognár talks about his experiences giving in-depth interviews with some of the world’s most famous classical musicians.
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE and open to the public | More info

Fri Jan 26
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Alan Matheson Trio
Alan Matheson piano, cornet, flugelhorn
Bruce Meikle bass, Craig Scott drums
Original compositions and jazz classics by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Stan Kenton, Milt Jackson and Jerome Kern plus arrangements of works by Irving Berlin, Igor Stravinsky and Jean Sibelius.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20/$10 | More info | Buy advance tickets
A UTown@UBC Community Concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music.

Sun Jan 28   
BrassFest!
Masterclasses and performances for brass enthusiasts of all ages
Featuring Brass Legend, Virtuoso Soloist and World-Renowned Teacher Roger Bobo
Introducing BRAZZ: Derry Byrne, Brad Turner, Henry Christian, Tom Shorthouse, Jim Littleford trumpet
Rod Murray, Jeremy Berkman, Ellen Marple, Sharman King trombone
Nick Anderson, Laurel Spencer, Holly Bryan horn
Drew Dumas euphonium, David Sabourin tuba
Fred Stride, Paul Rushka, Bernie Arai, Martin Fisk rhythm section
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Registration and schedule details at music.ubc.ca/brassfest

Tue Jan 30
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Beyond the Gates

Wed Jan 24
KPU Music@Midweek concert series
Borealis String Quartet with Julia Nolan saxophone
Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Chick Corea, and more
12:00 noon, KPU Langley Auditorium, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
FREE | Event info

Jan 27 & 29
Fantastique!
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra (Jan 27 only)
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Roger Cole oboe
Berlioz Rakoczy March
Palmer Secret Arnold
Strauss Oboe Concerto in D Major
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Jan 27, 8:00 pm, Orpheum Theatre
Jan 29, 8:00 pm, Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. | Tickets & info

Explore: Chamber Music Magic

Watch UBC Music students Nina Weber viola and Shirley Cha piano perform Rebecca Clarke’s Sonata for Viola and Piano

On the Horizon

Wed Jan 31   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Music for clarinet and whimsical sounds

Jose Franch-Ballester clarinetKeith Hamel electronics
Keith Hamel Traces for Bb Clarinet and Interactive Electronics
Saül Gómez-Soler Apocryphos for clarinet and (fantastical) sounds (World Première)
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door | Event link

Wed Jan 31   
MEMENTOs
UBC Concert Winds

Christin Reardon MacLellan conductor
With Langley Fine Arts (guest ensemble)
Music from the British Isles
Vaughan Williams Sea Songs
Grainger Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon – Jacob Pope conductor
Wood Mannin Veen
Arnold Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo
8:00 pm, Old Auditorium  
FREE | Event link

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.

 

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 15, 2018

“It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.” ~ Dizzy Gillespie

Kudos

The 2018 UBC Concerto Competition results are in!

Winner: Carter Johnson piano
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Runner Up: Carlos Savall-Guardiola clarinet
Francaix Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 36

Carter will perform with the UBC Symphony Orchestra at the Chan Centre on March 9, 2018.

Congratulations to all the concerto competition finalists for their excellent performances!

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Jan 16
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Jan 17   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Duo Concertante
Nancy Dahn violin
Timothy Steeves piano
The award-winning duo plays works by Dallapiccola, Gougeon, Brahms, and Dizzy Gillespie.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door | Full list of repertoire 
Read CBC Music article "Our favourite classical albums of 2017"

Thu Jan 18
Tunes at Noon
John Stetch piano (MMus composition student)
Six-time JUNO nominee John Stetch pushes the boundaries of classical and jazz. Navigating between styles, Steinway Artist Stetch re-imagines and improvises Chopin's Heroic Polonaise in A-flat, Bach's Italian Concertoand Mozart's Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 333. He'll also play some classic jazz standards and original compositions.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | Event link

Fri Jan 19  
Jazzed-Up Inventions
Piano students of Corey Hamm
Bach’s Two-Part Inventions with jazzed-up 2nd-piano accompaniments by pianist/composer John Salmon
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE | Event Link

Fri Jan 19  
The Singer Behind the Song
Russell Braun guest artist
Members of the UBC Opera Ensemble
Guest artists perform and provide insights into their art and lives.
12:00 noon – 2:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Tickets: $15–$28, available at ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725.
Presented in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.
Note: This event was rescheduled from Sat Jan 20.

Sat Jan 20
Scholarship Auditions   
Royal Over-Seas League UK Scholarship for a BC Emerging Musician

Featuring performances by UBC Music students.
The recipient of the scholarship will go to the UK in summer 2018 to perform in London and in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, attend a UK Summer Music School, and receive lessons from prominent UK teachers.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE and open to the public | Repertoire & performers
Presented in collaboration with the Royal Over-Seas League.

Tue Jan 23
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass & Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Beyond the Gates

Jan 18–22
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival
The VSO's 5th annual New Music Festivalshines a spotlight on new creations, featuring great Canadian and international composers, and collaborations with Early Music Vancouver and Standing Wave. Curated by Maestro Bramwell Tovey and VSO Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock, the festival also features internationally-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine.
Full festival information

Thu Jan 18
Standing Wave
Muhly Doublespeak
Sharman Pavane, Galliard and Variations
Ho Sandman’s Realm
Parmegiani, arr. O’CallaghanAccidents/Harmoniques (World Première)
Andriessen Workers Union
7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre
Info & tickets

Fri Jan 19
New Music for Old Instruments: After Bach
Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Alexander Weimann music director
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Jocelyn Morlock (MMus'96, DMA'02) Revenant
Weimann/Tovey Improvisations
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Bramwell Tovey World Première Commission (based on Brandenburg Concerto No. 5)
Plus works by Finch, Sharman and Ligeti
7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral
Info & tickets

Sat Jan 20
Cobalt Clouds and Clear Blue Seas
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Rachel Barton Pine violin, Nicholas Wright violin
Larry Knopp trumpet, Christie Reside flute
Chris James flute
John Estacio (MMus'91) Trumpet Concerto
Jocelyn Morlock Cobalt
Plus works by Clyne and Schnittke
7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre
Info & tickets

Sun Jan 21
Intimate NMF Cabaret
Camille Hesketh soprano
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa piano (DMA'07)
Michael Red laptop & midi controllers
Robyn Driedger-Klassen soprano (BMus'00)
Terence Dawson piano
Miranda Wong piano
Works by Merula, Uyeda/Crozier, Varèse & more
4:00 pm & 7:30 pm, Orpheum Annex
Info & tickets

Mon Jan 22
Dawn to Dusk: From Aurora to Winter Sky
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Rachel Barton Pine violin
Jocelyn Morlock Night, Herself (World Première)
Plus works by Goddard, Saariaho & more.
7:30 pm, Orpheum Annex
Info & tickets

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Jan 19 & 20
Turning Point Ensemble: Radio Rewrite
Mesmerizing, hypnotic and wildly inventive, Turning Point Ensemble pays tribute to the work of Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood in a genre-defying concert, with works by Messiaen, Steve Reich and Victoria composer Christopher Butterfield.
8:00 pm, Norman Rothstein Theatre | Info & tickets

Explore: (Extra)ordinary music

Watch UBC Chamber Strings with Emily Logan piano (DMA student) perform Ordinary Beauty by Eileen Padgett (MMus'11, DMA'17) at the Chan Centre.

On the Horizon

Jan 23–26
Rhythm Research Cluster Symposium
Exploring Musical Time Series
Modeling Rhythmic Complexity

Ève Poudrier & Guests (Nori Jacoby, George Tzanetakis, Peter Vuust)
Info & full schedule

Wed Jan 24  
Wednesday Noon Hours
Beth Orson oboe, Alex Morris clarinet
Julia Lockhart bassoon, Andrew Mee horn
Bogdan Dulu (DMA'15) piano
Douglas Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
Mozart Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door | Event link

Fri Jan 26
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Alan Matheson Trio
Alan Matheson piano, cornet, flugelhorn
Bruce Meikle bass, Craig Scott drums
Original compositions and jazz classics by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Stan Kenton, Milt Jackson and Jerome Kern plus arrangements of works by Irving Berlin, Igor Stravinsky and Jean Sibelius.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20/$10 | Info & advance tickets
A UTown@UBC Community Concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music.

 

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 8, 2018

"Without work, which is art, there is nothing."  ~ Gabriel Fauré

2017 year in review; What's ahead in 2018

We hope you had a great start to 2018 and a chance to reflect on the past year. In that spirit, here are a few year-in-review articles praising our faculty, students, and alumni; plus a feature on what's in store for Maestro Girard and the UBC Symphony Orchestra in 2018.

The 10 best live concerts in Vancouver in 2017 (Vancouver Sun): DálavaJulia Úlehla (PhD student) & Aram Bajakian (MMus'17) 
2017: A year in classical music (Vancouver Sun): UBC Opera Ariadne auf Naxos; Premieres of works by Jocelyn Morlock (MMus'96, DMA'02) and Jared Miller (BMus'10).
Top albums of 2017: Alexander Varty (Georgia Straight): Standing Wave New Wave; Dálava The Book of Transfigurations
Spotlight on the UBC Symphony's Jonathan Girard (Vancouver Sun)

Catch up on all the latest news from UBC Music here.

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

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

Thu Jan 11
Tunes at Noon
Billie Smith violin (BMus'17)
Benjamin Hopkins piano (DMA student)
Works by Brahms, Mozart, Strauss, and Bach.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | Info & 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 | Event link

Fri Jan 12
Colloquium Series
Antares Boyle (PhD Candidate, UBC)
"Repetition, Form, and Process in Franco Donatoni’s Fili"
12:00 noon, Gessler Hall (Room 116)
FREE | Event link

Sun Jan 14        
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble

2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$15–$28. Reservations required. Visit ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725.

Tue Jan 16
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Explore: An electronic music bodysuit

Watch dancer Danielle Lee (BMus'16) compose music with the Responsive User Body Suit (RUBS), designed by Dr. Bob Pritchard and Kiran Bhumber (BMus'14).

Kudos

Congratulations to  Nancy Hermiston and Stephanie Nakagawa (BMus'09, DMA'17), who were recently awarded Barbara Pentland Awards by the Canadian Music Centre BC. Nancy Hermiston received an Award of Excellence for UBC Opera’s many commissions, performances, and support of Canadian music. Stephanie Nakagawa received an Award of Excellence for her remarkable doctoral project: The Canadian Opera Anthology for Soprano. Read more

On the Horizon

Wed Jan 17   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Duo Concertante
Nancy Dahn violin
Timothy Steeves piano
Works by Dallapiccola, Gougeon, Brahms, and Dizzy Gillespie.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Full list of repertoire

Fri Jan 19  
Jazzed-Up Inventions
Piano students of Corey Hamm
Bach’s Two-Part Inventions with jazzed-up 2nd-piano accompaniments by pianist/composer John Salmon
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE | Event Link

Fri Jan 19 [note: new date] 
The Singer Behind the Song
Russell Braun guest artist
Members of the UBC Opera Ensemble
International guest artists perform and provide insights into their art and lives.
12:00 noon – 2:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Tickets: $15–$28, available at ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725.
Presented in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.
Note: This event was rescheduled from Sat Jan 20.

Sat Jan 20
Scholarship Auditions   
Royal Over-Seas League UK Scholarship for a BC Emerging Musician

Featuring performances by UBC Music students.
The recipient of the scholarship will go to the UK in summer 2018 to perform in London and in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, attend a UK Summer Music School and receive lessons from prominent UK teachers.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE and open to the public | Event link
Presented in collaboration with the Royal Over-Seas League.

Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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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.
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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