Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 15, 2018

“It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.” ~ Dizzy Gillespie


The 2018 UBC Concerto Competition results are in!

Winner: Carter Johnson piano
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Runner Up: Carlos Savall-Guardiola clarinet
Francaix Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 36

Carter will perform with the UBC Symphony Orchestra at the Chan Centre on March 9, 2018.

Congratulations to all the concerto competition finalists for their excellent performances!

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Jan 16
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Wed Jan 17   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Duo Concertante
Nancy Dahn violin
Timothy Steeves piano
The award-winning duo plays works by Dallapiccola, Gougeon, Brahms, and Dizzy Gillespie.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door | Full list of repertoire 
Read CBC Music article "Our favourite classical albums of 2017"

Thu Jan 18
Tunes at Noon
John Stetch piano (MMus composition student)
Six-time JUNO nominee John Stetch pushes the boundaries of classical and jazz. Navigating between styles, Steinway Artist Stetch re-imagines and improvises Chopin's Heroic Polonaise in A-flat, Bach's Italian Concertoand Mozart's Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 333. He'll also play some classic jazz standards and original compositions.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | Event link

Fri Jan 19  
Jazzed-Up Inventions
Piano students of Corey Hamm
Bach’s Two-Part Inventions with jazzed-up 2nd-piano accompaniments by pianist/composer John Salmon
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE | Event Link

Fri Jan 19  
The Singer Behind the Song
Russell Braun guest artist
Members of the UBC Opera Ensemble
Guest artists perform and provide insights into their art and lives.
12:00 noon – 2:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Tickets: $15–$28, available at or call 604-822-6725.
Presented in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.
Note: This event was rescheduled from Sat Jan 20.

Sat Jan 20
Scholarship Auditions   
Royal Over-Seas League UK Scholarship for a BC Emerging Musician

Featuring performances by UBC Music students.
The recipient of the scholarship will go to the UK in summer 2018 to perform in London and in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, attend a UK Summer Music School, and receive lessons from prominent UK teachers.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE and open to the public | Repertoire & performers
Presented in collaboration with the Royal Over-Seas League.

Tue Jan 23
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass & Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Beyond the Gates

Jan 18–22
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival
The VSO's 5th annual New Music Festivalshines a spotlight on new creations, featuring great Canadian and international composers, and collaborations with Early Music Vancouver and Standing Wave. Curated by Maestro Bramwell Tovey and VSO Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock, the festival also features internationally-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine.
Full festival information

Thu Jan 18
Standing Wave
Muhly Doublespeak
Sharman Pavane, Galliard and Variations
Ho Sandman’s Realm
Parmegiani, arr. O’CallaghanAccidents/Harmoniques (World Première)
Andriessen Workers Union
7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre
Info & tickets

Fri Jan 19
New Music for Old Instruments: After Bach
Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Alexander Weimann music director
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Jocelyn Morlock (MMus'96, DMA'02) Revenant
Weimann/Tovey Improvisations
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Bramwell Tovey World Première Commission (based on Brandenburg Concerto No. 5)
Plus works by Finch, Sharman and Ligeti
7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral
Info & tickets

Sat Jan 20
Cobalt Clouds and Clear Blue Seas
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Rachel Barton Pine violin, Nicholas Wright violin
Larry Knopp trumpet, Christie Reside flute
Chris James flute
John Estacio (MMus'91) Trumpet Concerto
Jocelyn Morlock Cobalt
Plus works by Clyne and Schnittke
7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre
Info & tickets

Sun Jan 21
Intimate NMF Cabaret
Camille Hesketh soprano
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa piano (DMA'07)
Michael Red laptop & midi controllers
Robyn Driedger-Klassen soprano (BMus'00)
Terence Dawson piano
Miranda Wong piano
Works by Merula, Uyeda/Crozier, Varèse & more
4:00 pm & 7:30 pm, Orpheum Annex
Info & tickets

Mon Jan 22
Dawn to Dusk: From Aurora to Winter Sky
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Rachel Barton Pine violin
Jocelyn Morlock Night, Herself (World Première)
Plus works by Goddard, Saariaho & more.
7:30 pm, Orpheum Annex
Info & tickets

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Jan 19 & 20
Turning Point Ensemble: Radio Rewrite
Mesmerizing, hypnotic and wildly inventive, Turning Point Ensemble pays tribute to the work of Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood in a genre-defying concert, with works by Messiaen, Steve Reich and Victoria composer Christopher Butterfield.
8:00 pm, Norman Rothstein Theatre | Info & tickets

Explore: (Extra)ordinary music

Watch UBC Chamber Strings with Emily Logan piano (DMA student) perform Ordinary Beauty by Eileen Padgett (MMus'11, DMA'17) at the Chan Centre.

On the Horizon

Jan 23–26
Rhythm Research Cluster Symposium
Exploring Musical Time Series
Modeling Rhythmic Complexity

Ève Poudrier & Guests (Nori Jacoby, George Tzanetakis, Peter Vuust)
Info & full schedule

Wed Jan 24  
Wednesday Noon Hours
Beth Orson oboe, Alex Morris clarinet
Julia Lockhart bassoon, Andrew Mee horn
Bogdan Dulu (DMA'15) piano
Douglas Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
Mozart Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door | Event link

Fri Jan 26
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Alan Matheson Trio
Alan Matheson piano, cornet, flugelhorn
Bruce Meikle bass, Craig Scott drums
Original compositions and jazz classics by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Stan Kenton, Milt Jackson and Jerome Kern plus arrangements of works by Irving Berlin, Igor Stravinsky and Jean Sibelius.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20/$10 | Info & advance tickets
A UTown@UBC Community Concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music.


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