Hot Sheet for the week of Nov 28, 2016

“I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.” ~ Arvo Pärt

We have many concerts to offer this week from the stages of UBC Music, including the UBC Symphony Orchestra concert with the North American premiere of Arvo Pärt’s Sequentia. Enjoy!

Tue Nov 29
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
Works by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt and Chopin.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Thu Dec 1
UBC Jazz Ensemble I
Works include West Side Story, Willow Weep for Me, That Was Easy by Jaelem Bhate, and more.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Thu Dec 1
Trios: Chamber Music with piano, violin, cello, and flute
Hear the terrific young artists of the Chamber Music Performance class playing movements from favourite works, including:
Beethoven Piano Trio, Op. 97 “Archduke”  (1st mvt)
Brahms Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8 (1st mvt)
Mendelssohn Trio in D minor (1st mvt)
Martinu Sonata for flute, violin, piano
Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque in D minor, Op. 9 (2nd mvt) 
and work TBA by Saskatchewan composer David MacIntyre
1:30 pm – 3:15 pm, Barnett Hall

Thu Dec 1
Into Light
Featuring UBC Men’s and Women’s Choirs and the UBC Chamber Choir
Choral Directors from Masters program: Andrew Bortz,  Winnie Ho, Samara Ripley, Frances Roberts, and Cathrie Yuen Wong.
Repertoire conducted by Frances Roberts
Uusberg Muusika
Byrd Haec Dies
Monteverdi Ecco mormorar l’onde
Brahms Sehnsucht
Schell Torches, torches
Whitacre Lux Nova
Marcy This Little Light of Mine
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall

Fri Dec 2
UBC Contemporary Players
The UBC Contemporary Players play a concert inspired by The Last Waves at the Belkin Art Gallery. Led by Directors Corey Hamm and Paolo Bortolussi, this graduate and undergraduate student ensemble from the UBC School of Music will animate the Gallery for an afternoon program celebrating themes from the exhibition.
Works by Vizzutti, Demos, Takemitsu, Tisné, Ligeti and Górecki.
2:00 pm, Belkin Gallery
More info

Sat Dec 3
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Keira Chapman soprano
Pärt Sequentia (North American premiere)
Glière Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra
Mussorgsky arr. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at or in person at the Chan Centre

Sun Dec 4
Professor Anderson’s Studio Recital
Piano Students of Mark Anderson
4:30 pm, Barnett Hall

Sun Dec 4
UBC Horn Club
Ben Kinsman and Richard Mingus directors
The ten member horn ensemble will play the Nocturne from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream arranged for horns, Bach Trios with the whole ensemble, and an amazing arrangement for horns of the Barber of Seville Overture by Rossini. There will also be offerings from the Bach 1st Cello Suite, and a Nikolai Sonata.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall

Mon Dec 6
Foucault on the Arts and Letters: Book launch and signing
Presenter Catherine M. Soussloff
Foucault on the Arts and Letters was edited by Prof. Catherine M. Soussloff. Books will be available for signing by UBC contributors Prof. Sima Godfrey, French Literature; Dr. Brandon Konoval, Arts One and Music; Anton Lee and Marisa Sanchez, AHVA Ph.D. Candidates. As one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, Michel Foucault’s reputation today rests on his political philosophy in relation to the contemporary subject in a neo-liberal and globalized society. This book offers insight into the role of the arts in Foucault’s thought as a means to better understanding his contribution to larger debates concerning contemporary existence.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Seminar Room (307)
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, 6331 Crescent Road

Beyond the Gates…

Sun Dec 4
Phoenix Chamber Choir: Christmas Joys
Graeme Langager director
The Phoenix Christmas Concert has been an audience favourite in Vancouver for generations. A highlight of this concert is a set of music by Norwegian composer, Ørjan Matre. These settings of ancient Norwegian carols are exquisite and fresh, as well as timeless and mysterious.
Two performances:
3:00 pm, Ryerson United Church
7:30 pm, Ryerson United Church
2195 West 45th Ave, Vancouver
$30 Adult, $25 Senior, $10 Post-Secondary Student, $5 Child (up to Grade 12)
Tickets and info

On the Horizon…

Fri Dec 9
Taiwan Philharmonic: 2016 North America Tour
Shao-Chia Lü conductor; Cho-Liang Lin violin
Lee The Last Mile (World Premiere)
Hsiao Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 50
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, Op. 64
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
Tickets: 4 seating categories, various prices: $20 – $120. Tickets now on sale.
Available at in person at the Chan Centre or call 604-822-2697.
Co-presented by Egret, Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society and the UBC School of Music. Supported by Taiwan Academy.


UBC Music’s University Singers, directed by Graeme Langager, has been selected to compete in the 2017 Fleischmann International Trophy Competition! Read more about the competition, and listen to the University Singers on Soundcloud.