Hot Sheet for the week of May 14, 2018

“Without music, life would be a blank to me.” ~ Jane Austen

For you this week from the stages of UBC Music

Fri May 18
45th Avenue Jazz Band
Coast to Coast
Celebrating Canadian Jazz from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Jaelem Bhate conductor (MMus student)
With Eli Bennett saxophone
Symonds Fair Wind
Jaelem Bhate You will be ok
Jaelem Bhate When I was loved
Fred Stride The Cool Ones
Jaelem Bhate The Pacific Suite (World première) — i. Straits and Narrows ii. Weeping Skies iii. Uninhabitation iv. Sea of Glass
Nimmons The Atlantic Suite
8:00 pm, Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre
$20 Adults I $15 Students/Seniors
Presented by the 45th Avenue Jazz Band. 
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Sun May 20
Diemahler Ensemble & The High Notes Flute Choir
A Romantic Concert

Pablo Diemecke music director
Featuring works by Mozart, Debussy, Porter, Ponce, and Greever.
2:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$15 General admission
Presented by the Mexican Consulate. Supported by UBC School of Music.
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Student Recital Season! 

Student recital season continues! Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students. These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Beyond the Gates

Wed May 16
Standing Wave
VAM Composition Department Concert

Christie Reside flute,A-K Coope clarinet(BMus'90)
Rebecca Whitling violin, Peggy Lee cello
Allen Stiles piano (BMus'84, MMus'86),Vern Griffiths percussion
Vancouver’s cutting-edge chamber ensemble Standing Wave performs music by VAM composition students in the final installment of three collaborative events.
7:00 pm, Koerner Recital Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music
Free admission
Presented by Vancouver Academy of Music.
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In Pictures: UBC Opera's 2017–18 season

The 2017–18 season has been a busy one for UBC Opera, with ambitious productions of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and Rossini's La Cenerentola, as well the annual Opera Ball fundraisers. Link to view slideshow

On the Horizon

Wed May 23
Baccalaureate Concert
Featuring UBC's graduating students
Special guest appearance by UBC President Prof. Santa J. Onoperforming cello in a chamber ensemble with UBC School of Music students.
Works by Koshinski, Arensky, Villa-Lobos, Mozart, Douglas, Jacob, Debussy, and Rossini.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
General seating. Tickets available on concert day, in person only, at the Chan Centre Ticket Office. Note: Ticket Office opens at 7:30 am during graduation week.
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Jun 21 – 24       
Puccini Il Tabarro/Gianni Schicchi  
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
David Agler conductor
Nancy Hermistondirector
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available online at, or call 604-822-6725.
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Attention: string quartets and composers!

Fifty for the Future is a string quartet commissioning, performance, and education project launched by the Kronos Quartet. Kronos is commissioning a library of fifty works designed to guide young amateur and early-career professional string quartets in developing and honing the skills required for the performance of 21st-century repertoire, including works by Canadian composers Tanya Tagaq and Nicole Lizée. Digital versions of the scores and parts, recordings, and rehearsal notes can be accessed on Kronos Quartet's website free of charge. More info

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