Hot Sheet for the week of Nov. 5, 2018

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." ~ Bob Marley

Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire speaks at UBC on Nov 8. Reserve tickets here.

Image by Michelle Campbell, CEO, St Joseph's Health Care Foundation, London, Ontario.

Image by Michelle Campbell, CEO, St Joseph's Health Care Foundation, London, Ontario.

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Nov 5–8
Symposium: Silent Night
War-Related Trauma Stress Injuries:
Lessons Learned Across Time

Running alongside the Silent Night opera is a wide-ranging, multidisciplinary symposium organized in conjunction with the Faculty of Education and the Veterans Transition Program. The symposium features several invited speakers, including special guest Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire (Ret) on November 8.
Various times, Old Auditorium
Admission is free. | Full symposium schedule
To reserve free tickets to the Nov. 8 event with Romeo Dallaire, visit or call 604-822-6725.
Symposium Coordinators: Prof. Nancy Hermiston, Dr. Marvin Westwood, and Corporal Tim Laidler (Executive Director, Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma).

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

Wed Nov 7
Wednesday Noon Hours
Tawnya Popoff viola
Rosemary O’Connorpiano
Clarke Sonata for Viola and Piano (1919)
Bloch Suite for Viola and Piano (1919)
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door

Thu Nov 8
Tunes at Noon
UBC AMS Chamber Music Club
Rajat Chowdhury piano (BMus student)
Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Bach, and classical improvisations.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

6163 University Blvd
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District. | Info & repertoire

Nov 8 & 9
Silent Night
An Opera in Two Acts
Music by Kevin Puts
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Based on the screenplay by Christian Carion for the motion picture Joyeux Noël produced by Nord-Ouest Productions.
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Richard Margison Kronprinz
Robert Wood conductor
Nancy Hermistondirector
Nov 8 & 9 at 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student
Tickets available at or call (604) 822-6725. | Full event info

Fri Nov 9
Contemporary Players
Works by Rzewski, Somers, Torke, Louie, and Kurtag.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Fri Nov 9
Colloquium Series
Alison Stevens (PhD student, UBC Music)
"Braiding Sounds in Time: An Introductory Change-Ringing Workshop"
3:30 pm, Room 400B
4th floor, Music Building

Tue Nov 13
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Tue Nov 13
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium

Student recitals
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. 
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Opera Dinners at Sage
Enjoy dinner followed by a UBC Opera performance in our beautiful Arts and Culture District at the north end of campus. Indulge in fresh, modern West Coast cuisine at UBC's Sage Restaurant, steps away from the Rose Garden Parkade. Dinner is available for purchase for the following performance dates:
Silent Night | November 3, 4, and 9
Die Zauberflöte | January 31, February 1, 2, and 3
Don Giovanni | June 20, 21 and 23
A delicious three-course meal with coffee and tea is only $39.50 including tax and gratuity — and you'll meet some of the UBC Opera Ensemble as they perform excerpts from the opera.
Book your meal online, call the box office at 604-822-6725 or email

Beyond the Gates

Tue Nov 6
Modulus Festival: Mythos
Standing Wave
Christie Reside
 fluteA-K Coope clarinet
Rebecca Whitling violin, Olivia Blandercello
Allen Stiles pianoVern Griffiths percussion
Keith Hamel Just Another Day (world première)
Jocelyn MorlockStone’s Throw (world première)
Plus works by Phillipe LeRoux, Laura Bowler, Anna Höstman, and Harry Stafylakis.
8:00 pm, Roundhouse Performance Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
$29/$15. General Admission seating.
Tickets and info | Festival schedule
Presented by Music on Main Modulus Festival in collaboration with Standing Wave.

Nov 9 & 10
Lest we forget
Dvorak's Stabat Mater
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Maestro Otto Tausk conductor
University Singers and Choral Union 
Graeme Langagerconductor
Maestro Tausk and the orchestra present the VSO’s very first performances of Dvořák’s epic cantata, Stabat Mater, a beautiful, complex, emotional work, perfectly suited as prelude to this most significant of Remembrance Days.
8:00 pm, Orpheum Theatre
Tickets and info

Sat Nov 10
Victoria Symphony: Explorations
Jocelyn Morlock My Name is Amanda Todd
Zosha Di Castri Dear Life
8:00 pm, Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd, Victoria
More info


Three UBC Music alumni are competing in the semifinals of the prestigious OSM Manulife Competition (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal).
Harp: Samantha Ballard(BMus’15)
Piano: Nicole Linaksita(BSc/BMus’16) and Carter Johnson (BMus’18).
Congratulations, and good luck! Read more

UBC Music faculty J. Patrick Rafterywas on the judges’ panel of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio Competition, which took place on Nov. 1, 2018. The event was hosted by Ben Heppner(BMus’79, LLD’97). Read more

John Stetch (MMus Composition student) just released his 16th album: Ballads— a compilation of quiet classics from the 1930's to the 1950's. Listen now

Corey Hamm (UBC Music faculty) performed Rzewski'sThe People United Will Never Be Defeated! at the Spectrum Festival in New York this past weekend. Read the review

For further details and complete listings, please visit:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road