Hot Sheet for the week of May 23, 2017

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For you this week from the stages of UBC Music...

Wed May 24
Baccalaureate Concert
The Baccalaureate Concert is a free concert in honour of UBC's graduating students and features outstanding young artists from the UBC School of Music. This year the evening will include a special performance by UBC President Santa J. Ono cello with students Edmund Chung violin and Irene Setiawan piano.
Repertoire includes works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Puccini, Ginastera, and more, plus compositions by graduating students Jaelem Bhate and Aidan Mulldoon Wong.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
FREE (General seating. Tickets available on concert day, in person only, at the Chan Centre Ticket Office. Note: Ticket Office opens at 7:30 am during graduation week.)
Full list of repertoire and performers
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Student Recitals
As student recital season winds down, catch the last few fantastic student recitals. Solo and chamber music recitals are presented by our performance majors as part of their degree requirements.
Student recitals are subject to change / cancellation without notice.
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Beyond the Gates...

Wed May 24
Standing Wave: WILD
Christie Reside flute, A-K Coope clarinet, Rebecca Whitling violin, Peggy Lee cello, Allen Stiles piano, Vern Griffiths percussion, with Special Guest: Carla Huhtanen soprano
Anna Pidgorna & Val Brandt Wild Dogs (Excerpt)
Mason Bates Difficult Bamboo
Cameron Wilson (BMus'88) New Work
Guillaume Connesson Techno Parade
8:00 pm, The Annex
823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver
More info

Fri May 26
Out for Lunch Series
Vancouver String Quartet (Jonathan Der and Samuel Tsui violins, Manti Poon viola, Bo Peng cello), Gene Ramsbottom clarinet, Gregory Cukrov bassoon
Devienne Bassoon Quartet, Op. 73
Mozart Clarinet Quintet, K. 581 in A Major
12:10 pm–1:00 pm, Vancouver Art Gallery
Free with gallery admission
Presented and co-sponsored by Gene Ramsbottom, UBC School of Music and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
More info

On the Horizon...

Fri June 2
Vancouver Chamber Music Society
Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets
Christopher Lee clarinet, David Gillham violin, Jae-Won Bang violin, Tegen Davidge viola, Kevin Park cello
7:30 pm, Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets and Info

Fri June 9
Out for Lunch Series
Gene Ramsbottom clarinet & bassethorn, Gregory Cukrov bassoon, Daniel Chow piano
Mendelssohn Concertstucke, Op. 114
Rolla Concerto in F Major for Bassethorn
Pletnev-Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux/Adagio (from Sleeping Beauty)
12:10 pm–1:00pm, Vancouver Art Gallery
Free with gallery admission
Presented and co-sponsored by Gene Ramsbottom, UBC School of Music and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
More info

June 22–25       
Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra    
Nancy Hermiston director
Jonathan Darlington conductor
Thu–Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$41 Adult | $31 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available online at or by telephone at 604-822-6725.


On May 30th, world-renowned pianist and former School of Music student Jon Kimura Parker, O.C, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Letters, honoris causa, from the University of British Columbia in recognition of his countless contributions to the world of classical music. Read more...

Shang Ko (Sunny) Chan (BMus’16) won Sixth Place and $2,000 at the 2017 Shean Strings Competition! The finals were held May 18–20, 2017 in Muttart Hall, Alberta College Campus, Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. More about the Shean Strings Competition...

The Hot Sheet will take a brief pause until mid-June.

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