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

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
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

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

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
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 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
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 or call 604-876-3434.
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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 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