Hot Sheet for the week of Feb. 5, 2018

“I apologize, but I cannot help you with words. I am a composer and express myself with sounds.” ~ Arvo Pärt

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For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

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

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
Eva Toncheva violin, Susie Jiwon Yoo cello, Serina Mui piano
Samantha Kung violin and Derek Stanyer piano
Nellicia Klop violin and Noah Ha piano
Works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Grieg
1:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Full list of repertoire

Wed Feb 7
Cello Masterclass with Robert Cohen
Oskar Falta cello, Charlotte Tyhurst cello
Matthew Yep violin, Eva Toncheva violin, Nina Weber viola, Susie Jiwon Yoo cello
Works by Rachmaninoff, Bach, and Piazzolla
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | Full list of repertoire

Thu Feb 8
Tunes at Noon: Jaelem Bhate Trio
Jaelem Bhate pianoJacques Forest bass, Silas Friesen trumpet
An eclectic mix of old and new. Standards from the great American songbook alongside original compositions by Jaelem and Silas presented in an intimate trio setting.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE | More info

Fri Feb 9
Colloquium Series: Dr. Susan Lewis
Dean of Fine Arts and Professor of Musicology, University of Victoria
“A Feast for the Senses: The Use of Culinary Rhetoric in Music Books of the 17th Century”
12:00 noon, Gessler Hall
FREE | More info

Fri Feb 9
UBC Symphony Orchestra and UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Music by David Maslanka & Richard Wagner
Featuring Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet and John Hines bass
Robert Taylor conductor
Jonathan Girard conductor
Narration by Sylvia L’Écuyer
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at in person at the Chan Centre or call 604–822–2697.
Full list of repertoire | Buy tickets

Feb 9 – 10
Cancelled: Piano Masterclasses and Lecture with Nelita True
Nelita True is unable to travel to Vancouver for the Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture Series due to health reasons. The masterclasses and lecture are cancelled.

Sat Feb 10
Lukas Mikolajczyk Piano Recital
2017 Vancouver International Music Competition Overall Prize Winner, Piano Category
Music by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel
7:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Pre-concert talk at 6:15 pm
Presented by Canada International Arts & Music Society. Supported by UBC School of Music.
Info & tickets

Sun Feb 11
Kids Take Over UBC
It’s time for kids to rule at this fun-filled UBC arts festival for kids and families. With one all-access pass your family can attend Family Weekend activities at the Old Auditorium, Frederic Wood Theatre, MOA and Belkin Art Gallery all day!
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Various locations
All-access passes: $15 – $60
Meet Cinderella and Friends
Members of the UBC Opera Ensemble
A performance is followed by stage tours, dress-up and make-up play for young audience members.
11:00 am – 12:00 noon, Old Auditorium
Watch video | View full schedule | Buy family or individual passes

Explore: Valentine's Day Warm-up with “Sanglots”: Chansons of Love and Loss


Watch videos from "Sanglots": Chansons of Love and Loss
J. Patrick Raftery tenor and Terence Dawson piano
Wednesday Noon Hours concert performed on Jan 10 2018.

Beyond the Gates

Thu Feb 8
Tea and Trumpets: Musical Legends and Fairy Tales
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
William Rowson conductor
Christopher Gaze host
Singers from the UBC Opera Ensemble
Rossini La Cenerentola: Overture
Plus works by Ravel, Mendelssohn, and more
2:00 pm, Orpheum Theatre
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. | Info & tickets

Fri Feb 9
Standing Wave Composition Workshop
Vancouver’s cutting edge chamber ensemble and advocate of Canadian music, Standing Wave workshops music by VAM composition students in the first of three collaborative events.
3:00 pm, Koerner Recital Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music
1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver
FREE | More info

On the Horizon

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

Wed Feb 14
Wednesday Noon Hours
David Gillham violin, Eric Wilson cello, Richard Mingus horn
Julia Chien percussion, Corey Hamm piano
Stephen Chatman Pender Harbour Suite for Violin, Cello and Piano
Plus works by Amram and Golijov
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Full list of repertoire

Wed Feb 14
UBC Contemporary Players [New date and Time!]
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Save the date
Please note: This concert was rescheduled from Friday Feb 16 at 12:00 noon.

Thu Feb 15
UBC Choirs: Unicornis Captivator
University Singers, UBC Choral Union, UBC Chamber Choir
Graeme Langager conductor
Winnie Ho, Graduate Conducting Recital
Cathrie Yuen, Graduate Conducting Recital
Works by Mendelssohn, Sisask, Mozart, Gabrieli, and more.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at, in person at the Chan Centre or call 604–822–2697.
Info & repertoire


Visit our online concert calendar for updates and more upcoming events.
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