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

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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

 

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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

 

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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

Hot Sheet for the week of Nov 6, 2017

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

New podcast: On That Note

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

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond the Gates

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

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

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

On the Horizon

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

Hot Sheet for the week of Oct 31, 2017

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

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

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

Wed Nov 1
Wednesday Noon Hours
Tom Keenlyside Quartet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Beyond the Gates


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

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

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

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

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

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

Info, tickets and full list of ISCM events

On the Horizon

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

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

Hot Sheet for the week of October 24, 2017

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

In Memoriam

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

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Wed Oct 25  
Wednesday Noon Hours
Paul Keeling Quintet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond the Gates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On the Horizon


Wed Nov 1
Wednesday Noon Hours
Tom Keenlyside Quartet

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

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

Save the date!


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

Hot Sheet for the week of Oct. 16, 2017

“Mozart is sweet sunshine."  Antonín Dvořák

This week from the stages of UBC Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

Borealis String Quartet performs at Sam Sullivan's Public Salon

Beyond the Gates

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

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

On the Horizon

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

Wed Oct 25  
Wednesday Noon Hours
Paul Keeling Quintet

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

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

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

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

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


NAC Masterclasses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hot Sheet for the week of Oct. 10, 2017

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

This week from the stages of UBC Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On the Horizon

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

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

Hot Sheet for the week of Oct. 2, 2017

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

Kudos

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

UBC Music in the News

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

This week from the stages of UBC Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On the Horizon

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

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

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

In Our Community

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

Hot Sheet for the week of Sept 26, 2017

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

Special Offer

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

This week from the stages of UBC Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond the Gates

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

On the Horizon

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

Hot Sheet for the week of Sept 19, 2017

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

Kudos

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

This week from the stages of UBC Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On the Horizon

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

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

Wed Sept 27
Wednesday Noon Hours
Standing Wave

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

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

2017–2018 Concert Calendar Errata List

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

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

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

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

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

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

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