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
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
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
Hosted by the UBC Opera Ensemble. More info

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

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

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

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
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

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 or in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office.

Tue Nov 14
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
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
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.