Hot Sheet for the week of Oct 31, 2016

“A symphony is no joke.” – Johannes Brahms

Happy Halloween! For you this week from the stages of UBC Music…

Tue Nov 1
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Tue Nov 1
Graduate Colloquium Series
Yan (Linda) Zheng, Associate Prof. of Music Theory & Composition, Music Department, East China Normal University

“The Reception of Recent Western Music Theory in China as Seen in the Work of Two Chinese Composers”
3:30 pm, Room 400B (Seminar Room)
4th Floor, Music Building

Nov 1–Nov 5 | The Consul Symposium
Breaking the cycle: Canada’s refugee record on the global stage
A multi-day symposium alongside an opera and art exhibit titled The Consul in order to stimulate discussion on the various aspects of the global refugee crisis.
Various events, times, and venues. For program and schedule please visit
Presented in partnership with the UBC Opera Ensemble, Liu Institute for Global Issues, Faculty of Arts, Peter A. Allard School of Law, Green College, St. John’s College and others. 

Wed Nov 2
Music Informatics Interest Group
Pre-Conference Workshop on Computational Music Analysis
8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Green College (Gibson Room)
Co-organized by Ève Poudrier & Daniel Shanahan. Co-sponsored by Society for Music Theory, UBC School of Music, and Green College.

Wed Nov 2
Wednesday Noon Hours: Amanda Tosoff Words Project
Lydia Persaud voice, Amanda Tosoff piano, Jon Maharaj bass, Morgan Childs drums
A new blending of jazz, poetry, art song, classical, and folk/pop.This concert will include repertoire from Amanda’s latest release Words, which features poems by award-winning poets and contemporary artists such as Joni Mitchell and Yo-Yo Ma.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door

Wed Nov 2
Chan Centre Presents: Mariza
Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby. ChanFare for November 2 is written by UBC Music student Harrison Kuettel. 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
More information  Note: Concert is currently sold out

Nov 2–Nov 4
RACE-ing Queer Music Scholarship
A symposium featuring a concert, keynotes and multiple panels of academic papers, to “race” queer music scholarship by critically engaging a richer, more intersectional approach to thinking about music in its relationship with queer bodies.
Wed Nov 2 | Concert 6:30 pm, Barnett Hall
Teiya Kasahara voice, Rachel Iwaasa piano
Excerpts from When The Sun Comes Out (music by Leslie Uyeda, libretto by Rachel Rose). The Laurels (music by Jeffrey Ryan, libretto by Michael MacLennan.) Plus music by Dharmoo, Tsuromoto, and Brosin.
Thu Nov 3 | Multiple Panels | 9:00 am–12:15 pm | Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Library
Fri Nov 4 | Multiple Panels | 12:00 pm–1:45 pm, Party 8:00 pm | Sheraton Wall Centre
Full program and more information

Nov 2–Nov 6
Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art  | Judith Foster ‘The Consul’
Alongside the symposium and opera, an art exhibit courtesy of the Penticton Art Gallery featuring the 45 works of Judith Foster called ‘The Consul’.
Room 100, Old Auditorium
FREE | For full details, dates and times please visit

Nov 3–Nov 6
Menotti The Consul
UBC Opera Ensemble
 | Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Nancy Hermiston director; Norbert Baxa conductor
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium | Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$41 Adult | $31 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student
Tickets available online at or call 604-822-6725.
Note: Some audience members may find the material in this opera to be emotionally triggering as it centres on issues of asylum and repression of migrants.

Fri Nov 4
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Johannes Müller-Stosch guest conductor; Alex Toa student conductor^
Beethoven Egmont: Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34^
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at or in person at the Chan Centre

Mon Nov 7
Graduate Colloquium Series: Su Yin Mak
“Of that Life-warm Image: Schillerian Tropes in Schubert’s String Quartet in A Minor, D. 804”
3:30 pm, Room 400B (Seminar Room)
4th floor, Music Building

Beyond the Gates…

Nov 5–Nov 6
Music on Main
Turning Point Ensemble: Under the Microscope
Brenda Fedoruk flute, David Owen English horn, AK Coope clarinet, Ingrid Chiang bassoon, Marcus Goddard and Tom Shorthouse trumpets, Jeremy Berkman trombone,Heidi Krutzenharp, Jane Hayes piano, Marc Destrubé and Mary Sokol Brown violins, Marcus Takizawa viola, Ariel Barnes cello, David Brown bass
Works by Weir, Goddard, Martinu and more.
Sat Nov 5: 3:00 pm, Roundhouse Performance Centre
Sun Nov 6: 8:00 pm, Roundhouse Performance Centre
Tickets: $25/$10
Tickets and information


UBC Music student Kristen Cooke oboe was selected as the recipient of the Royal Over-Seas League UK Scholarship for a BC Emerging Musician. UBC Music student Paul Hung flute was selected as the alternate. Congratulations to Kristen, Paul and to all of the audition participants!

UBC Music student Geoffrey Schellenberg baritone was chosen as a finalist for the Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio auditions. Congratulations and good luck! More info