Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 29, 2018

“Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind. ” ~ Gioachino Rossini


Congratulations are in order for several of our talented students and alumni!

Two UBC Music alumni have been named to the shortlist for artistic director of the Vancouver Chamber Choir: Kathleen Allan (BMus'11) and John William Trotter (BMus'98). Read article

5th-year BMus student and saxophonist Mia Gazley won the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble's Youth Soloist Competition! Mia will perform with PSWE at Evergreen Cultural Centre on June 9.

PhD candidate Antares Boyle won the Society for Music Theory's prestigious 2018 Dissertation Fellowship for her project “Formation and Process in Repetitive Post-Tonal Music.”

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Jan 30
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Wed Jan 31   
Wednesday Noon Hours
Music for clarinet and whimsical sounds
Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet, Keith Hamel electronics
Keith Hamel Traces for Bb Clarinet and Interactive Electronics
Gómez-Soler Apocryphos for clarinet and tape (World Première)
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Event link

Wed Jan 31  
UBC Concert Winds: MEMENTOs
Christin Reardon MacLellan conductor
With Langley Fine Arts (guest ensemble)
Music from the British Isles
Grainger Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon – Jacob Pope conductor
Plus works by Works by Vaughan Williams, Wood and Arnold
8:00 pm, Old Auditorium  
FREE | Info & repertoire

Thu Feb 1
Tunes at Noon
Jacob Seyer guitar (MMus'17)
Original compositions and arrangements by Jacob Seyer.
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | More info

Thu Feb 1   
UBC Jazz Ensemble I
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Feb 1– 4      
Rossini La Cenerentola 
UBC Opera Ensemble    
Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Gordon Gerrard conductor, Nancy Hermiston director
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Chan Centre
Sun 2:00 pm, Chan Centre
$15–$45 | More info | Buy tickets

Fri Feb 2
Colloquium Series: Daniel Callahan (Boston College)
"Bernstein Conducting Himself"
11:30 am, Gessler Hall
FREE | Info & abstract

Fri Feb 2
UBC Goes to ITC: Fundraising Concert
Help the UBC Trumpet Ensemble travel to San Antonio, Texas to perform at the 43rd Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference.
7:30 doors (8:00 pm show), Barnett Hall
$10 | Info & tickets
Reception to follow

Sat Feb 3   
Harp Masterclass and Concert with Sasha Boldachev
Sasha Boldachev is a virtuoso harpist, composer and teacher from Russia.
Masterclass: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Concert: 7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
Masterclass Tickets: $10 general audience | More info
Concert Tickets: $25/$20 | More info
Presented in partnership with the West Coast Harp Society.

Sun Feb 4
Guitar Masterclass with the Beijing Guitar Duo
Yameng Wang and Meng Su guitar
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Gessler Hall and Room 113, Music Building
Free to audit and open to the general public
More info

Student Recitals Calendar

Visit our student recitals calendar for a list of upcoming FREE recitals by our extremely talented students! Events are posted online no sooner than two weeks before the date of performance. Note: Student recitals are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Beyond the Gates

Mon Jan 29
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Fantastique!
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Roger Cole oboe
Palmer Secret Arnold
Strauss Oboe Concerto in D Major
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
8:00 pm, Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets & info | Read Vancouver Sun article

Wed Jan 31
Music in the Morning: Tuning In With Robert Silverman
Eric Friesen speaks with the multi-talented pianist and raconteur Robert Silverman.
10:00 am, Vancouver Academy of Music
1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver
More info

Fri Feb 2
Colleen O'Connor Live at Trees
Pianist/singer/songwriter Colleen O'Connor plays an intimate set at one of Vancouver's treasured listening rooms.
8:00 pm, Trees Organic Coffee, 450 Granville St (at Pender)
Entry by contribution | More info

Explore: UBC Music Podcast — "On That Note"


Episode 2: "How 'situated' is your ear?"  Listen in browser
What does the music from Battlestar Galactica have in common with Balinese Gamelan? Host Graham MacDonald and ethnomusicologist Michael Tenzer discuss the different ways we hear, play, and define music.

On the Horizon

Tue Feb 6
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Wed Feb 7
Wednesday Noon Hours: Robert Cohen cello and Patricia Tao piano
Bloch From Jewish Life
Pärt Fratres for cello and piano
Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door | Event link

Wed Feb 7
Chamber Music Masterclass with Pianist Patricia Tao
1:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Wed Feb 7
Cello Masterclass with Robert Cohen
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | More info

Cancelled: Piano Masterclasses with Nelita True (scheduled for Feb 9–10). Nelita True is unable to travel to Vancouver for health reasons. The masterclasses and lecture have been cancelled.


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