Hot Sheet for the week of June 14 2017

“The aria, after all, is the soul of opera.”  ~ Richard Strauss

For you from the stages of UBC Music... UBC Opera's Ariadne aux Naxos opens next week!

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.

Beyond the Gates

Sat June 17
Terrace Symphony: Season Finale Concert
Gene Ramsbottom basset horn and clarinet performs with the Terrace Symphony in the world premiere of Ramsbottom's new edition of Alessandro Rolla's Concerto in F for Basset Horn and Orchestra and Mendelssohn's Konzertstück No. 2, Op. 114 for clarinet, bassoon and orchestra. 
7:30 pm, Knox United Church, Terrace, BC
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Sun June 18
Memorial Concert in Honour of Karen Dawes
A memorial concert for Karen Dawes, wife of Prof. Emeritus Andrew Dawes, takes place this week. To contribute memories of Karen, please visit
Brian G’froerer horn, Jason Ho violin, Jane Coop piano, Terence Dawson piano, Borealis String Quartet, Eric Wilson cello, Robert Uchida violin, Kenneth Broadway piano
Works by Brahms, Beethoven, Sinding, Schubert, Massenet and Haydn.
3:00 pm–5:00 pm, West Point Grey United Church
4595 West 8th Ave, Vancouver
The church is wheelchair accessible.
The concert will also be available by live webcast.
More info | Concert program

Fri June 23
West Coast Symphony
Bujar Llapaj conductor, Julia Nolan saxophone, Eric Hominick narrator
Zadeja Suite From "Skanderbeg"
Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole
Hintersteininger Saxophone Concerto
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
8:00 pm, Christ Church Cathedral
690 Burrard Street, Vancouver
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On the Horizon

June 25–July 4
Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler
Bramwell Tovey Artistic Director and Conductor
Jonathan Girard Assistant Conductor
The VSO Institute at Whistler offers young musicians an opportunity to be immersed in a collaborative musical environment alongside and mentored by a world class symphony orchestra. A number of UBC Music faculty members are involved! See the full list of faculty.
New for 2017: Two Whistler Institute Orchestra Concerts
Mon July 3 •  2:00 pm, Whistler Olympic Plaza • FREE
Tue July 4 • 2:00 pm, Chan Centre • $15/10
Tickets | More info

June 27 & June 28
Turning Point Ensemble Meets Hollenbeck, Nachoff & Houle
This concert features all new works especially written for superb guest musicians and the Turning Point Ensemble. Join these innovative and influential musicians as they explore the boundaries between jazz and new music.
8:00 pm, Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (Level B2), 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver
Presented by Coastal Jazz, Turning Point Ensemble and SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs.
More info

July 2–15
UBC Summer Vocal Workshop
Part of the Summer Music Institute, the Summer Vocal Workshop gives singers the opportunity to interact with UBC School of Music Faculty and professional classical musicians from all over the world. Participants take part in group classes, private lessons, coaching with pianists, masterclasses, small ensembles, and a final concert.
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July 9–14 & July 16–22
UBC Summer Music Institute
Each July, several hundred students spend a week or two on campus under the leadership and guidance of the performance faculty of the School of Music and other distinguished music educators. Classes in basic musicianship, as well as recital performances and masterclasses by resident teachers, serve to enhance the total program.
Week 1: Sun July 9 to Fri July 14
Week 2: Sun July 16 to Sat July 22
More info

July 27–31
Wind Conducting Symposium
UBC Wind Conducting Symposium is available to band conductors of all levels. Participants refresh their conducting skills and learn about band repertoire, score study, and rehearsal techniques under the guidance of UBC Director of Bands Robert Taylor and distinguished guest artist Craig Kirchhoff (University of Minnesota). Participants will work with a live ensemble comprised of UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble students and attend professional development sessions, including a special webinar with this year’s featured composer, Dana Wilson.
More info

Aug 1–11

Early Music Vancouver: Vancouver Bach Festival

The Vancouver Bach Festival is one of the largest festivals of its type in North America. It is a superb series of concerts featuring guest artists from all over the world. The majority of the concerts are held downtown at Christ Church Cathedral. Tickets and info 

Baroque Vocal Program: 'The Compleat Singer' • July 30–Aug 11
Participation in ‘The Compleat Singer’ offers a unique opportunity to explore & experiment in all aspects of the Baroque singer’s development. This intensive course is designed for advanced-level participants such as professional singers, university, conservatory and college students. More info

Pacific Baroque Orchestra with Vancouver Cantata Singers • Fri Aug 11
Alexander Weimann music director
Paula Kremer VCS artistic director
J.S. Bach St. John Passion
7:30 pm, Chan Centre (Pre-concert talk at 6:45)
Sponsored by The Drance Family.
More info | Tickets

The Vancouver Bach Festival is presented by Early Music Vancouver. Some festival activities are held at the UBC School of Music.

Aug 5–20
2017 Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival
Faculty artists include Paolo Bortolussi flute and Jasper Wood violin. Concerts are held on multiple dates at various locations in the Lower Mainland.
More info

Aug 28 & Sept 4
Bard on the Beach
Opera & Arias: The Barber of Seville
UBC Opera Ensemble
Nancy Hermiston
director, Leslie Dala conductor
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
The Barber of Seville, Rossini’s masterpiece of the comic opera stage, is one of the world’s most popular operas. UBC’s Nancy Hermiston directs this in-concert costumed staging, with conductor Leslie Dala leading the musicians.
Aug 28 & Sept 4 • 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Tickets and info

A Song of Joys

A Song of Joys: Celebrating the Chan at 20 was presented on April 8, 2017. Watch the concert on our Livestream page, visit our gallery of concert photos, and more. Be sure to check out the Chan Centre's 20th anniversary season program! 2017–2018 subscriptions are available now.

Hot Sheet on Summer Hiatus

The Hot Sheet pauses over the summer, and will resume in the fall with an exciting lineup of concerts for our new season! Please email if you would like to receive a 2017–2018 School of Music concert calendar in the mail. Enjoy your summer!