Hot Sheet for the week of Dec. 3, 2018

“Music is the message of peace, and music only brings peace.” ~ Zubin Mehta, conductor 

Happy Holidays from the UBC School of Music

We wish you the best for a peaceful and joyous holiday season, and a wonderful 2019! The Hot Sheet will resume in January.

From the stages of UBC Music, this week and next:

Dec 3–Jan 2
Christmas Tree Festival at the UBC Welcome Centre
Come find the UBC School of Music tree among the forest of festive trees and vote for your favourite. Donations are also being collected to support the the UBC Food Bank.
The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (UBC Welcome Centre), 6163 University Blvd

Wed Dec 5
The Singer Behind the Song
Angela Meade guest artist
1:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$28 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Student
Tickets available at or call 604-822-6725.
Presented in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Sponsored by The Sonya and Charlotte Wall Arts Fund, the Yulanda Faris Opera Coach Fund, UBC Opera, and the UBC Faculty of Arts. Piano generously sponsored by Showcase Pianos.
More info

Thu Dec 6
Tunes at Noon: Micki Lee Trio
Micki-Lee Smith (BMus'18) violin
Jacques Forrest (BMus'18) bass
James Dekker piano
Micki-Lee Trio plays Christmas-themed music to help kick off the holiday season.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd
FREE | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Wed Dec 12
Winter Bang! Festival
A day of electroacoustic music featuring interactive music and dance performances, and presentations by the UBC Laptop Orchestra and UBC School of Music technology students.
Electroacoustic Music: 12:00 noon
Capstone Presentations: 2:00 pm
Winter Bang! Concert: Interactive Music and Dance: 7:30 pm
All events in Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

High Notes: Fall 2018
Advance copy! High Notes Fall 2018 edition comes out this week. Stories include:

Plus: Catching up with our students, Alumni making waves, and more.

Beyond the Gates

Mon Dec 3
The Tenors: Christmas Together
Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters (BMus’03), and Clifton Murray
University Singers
8:00 pm, Orpheum Theatre
Tickets and info via Ticketmaster.

Tue Dec 11
Still Life Continuum
Performances from the avant-garde repertoire delve into surrealism, myth, and the collective unconscious, all of which intersect in a collage of roving performances, sonic installations, and spatialized electroacoustics. Performers include: Miranda Wong, Driftwood Percussion (members include DMA student Aaron Graham (MMus'16), and alumni Martin FiskKatie Rife and Robin Reid), Black Dog String Quartet (includes alumni Molly MacKinnon and John Kastelic), Debi Wong (BMus’08), Melanie Krueger (MMus'01), Mark McGregor (BMus’95, DMA’10), and more. Works by Jennifer Butler (MMus’02, DMA’10), Benton Roark (MMus’07, DMA’13), and more.
Free and open to the public. | More info
7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Presented by Redshift Music. 

Dec 12–22
Traditional Christmas Concerts
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
UBC Opera Ensemble
EnChor – Morna Edmundson (BMus'81) director
Various times & venues
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets & full schedule

Dec 19 & 20
Music for the Winter Solstice
Featuring: Corey Payette vocalsRachel Kiyo Iwaasa (DMA’07) piano, Karen Gerbrecht violin
Nicole Lizée Solstice Noir
Alfredo Santa Ana (MMus’05, DMA’10) A Short Song for the Longest Night of the Year
Caroline Shaw Winter Carol
And other works by Corey Payette, Julie McIsaac, and Jocelyn Morlock.
8:00 pm, Heritage Hall 3102 Main Street
Tickets and info
Presented by Music on Main.

Watch the stunning performance by UBC Choirs and UBC Symphony Orchestra on Dec 1, 2018 at the Chan Centre.

On the Horizon

Tue Jan 8
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Fri Jan 11   
UBC Concerto Competition
UBC Music students compete to perform as a soloist with the UBC Symphony Orchestra.
6:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Save the date!

Tue Jan 15
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Wed Jan 16
Wednesday Noon Hours
Fire & Grace
Edwin Huizinga violin
William Coulter guitar
Baroque, Classical, and Folk Traditions
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only) | Info & repertoire

Fri Jan 18   
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Corey Hamm piano
A hyper-virtuosic journey through four of the greatest piano sonatas of the last century.
Works by Prokofiev, Dutilleux, Gao, and Kapustin.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Tickets available in advance at, in person at the Chan Centre or call 604-822-2697. Tickets will also be available at the door (Barnett Hall) starting one hour before the performance (cash only). | Info & repertoire

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