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

Wed Nov 29  
Contemporary Players
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Wed Nov 29   
UBC Chamber Choir
UBC graduate student conductors
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall

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

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

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

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, 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
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
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: | 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.