Hot Sheet for the week of June 19, 2018

UBC Music Hot Sheet | Summer Edition | June 19, 2018

"Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.” ~ Giacomo Puccini

This week from the stages of UBC Music... Opening night!

June 21 – 24       
Puccini Il Tabarro/Gianni Schicchi  
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Leslie Dala conductor
Nancy Hermiston director
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.
More info

Beyond the Gates

Wed Jun 20
A Concert for Piano and Violin
David Gillham violin, Chiharu Iinuma piano
Works by Vivaldi, Paganini, Respighi, and Vitali.
6:30 pm, Koerner Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music
1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Registration required.
Tickets and registration

Fri Jun 22
VICO Global Soundscapes Festival: Festival Compositions & more with the Araxes Ensemble
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s Araxes Ensemble (Paolo Bortolussi fluteEric Wilson cello, Itamar Erez guitar, Saina Khaledi santur, Brian Nesselroad percussion) gives its debut performance with visiting artist Saeed Mirzazadeh tarand conductor Janna Sailor. Featuring the world premieres of new works commissioned by the festival.
8:00 pm, Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island
Info & tickets

Sat Jun 30
Granville Island Jazz: Hard Rubber Orchestra
Featuring several UBC Music faculty and alumni, plus percussionist Sal Ferreras on the microtonal glass lumiphone. Works include a new Renaissance-inspired composition by bandleader John Korsrud.
8:00 pm, Performance Works, Granville Island
Info & tickets


Nicole Linaksita
Pianist and UBC Music alumna Nicole Linaksita(BSc/BMus’16) has recently won a multitude of prizes for outstanding performances at several competitions. At the BC Provincial Music Festival, she won the Tom Cuff Award for Best Performance of a Canadian Work in the Canadian Piano Classes, performing "Five" by Dr. Dorothy Chang. Nicole also won the Linda Stobbe Memorial Award as the winner of the National Piano Class, as well as the Marilyn Wiwcharuk Memorial Scholarship for the Outstanding Performance in the National Concert on June 2nd, as chosen by the adjudicators. Nicole will move on to represent British Columbia in the piano class at the National Music Festival in Sackville, New Brunswick in August.

In addition to Nicole's recent Sixth Place win at the prestigious Shean Piano Competition, she also won First Prize in the Senior Category at the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra’s Clef Concerto Competitionand will be playing with the VMO next season. Most recently, Nicole won the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra 2018 Concerto Competitionin the 24 Years and Under Division. She will perform as a concerto soloist for the VAM Symphony concert on October 7th, 2018 in the Orpheum Theatre.Nicole is a student of Dr. Corey Hamm.

More Wins at the BC Provincial Music Festival
At the BC Provincial Music Festival, Julia Johnstone (BMus student) won in the National Vocal Variety category and was the runner up in the National Classical Voice category. Thomas Law(MMus student) was the runner up in the National Woodwinds category. Braden Eguia(BMus student) won an Honourable Mention in the Senior Piano category.Full list of winners

Jocelyn Morlock
UBC Music faculty member and alumna Jocelyn Morlock earned the Jan V. Matejcek New Classical Music Award from SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada). Read more

On the Horizon



Thu July 5
Colleen O'Connor at The Backstage Lounge
Pianist/singer/songwriter Colleen O'Connor plays alternative piano rock with a sassy jazz vibe.
With Caitlin Goulet and Lane Small.
8:00 pm doors, Backstage Lounge
1585 Johnston St (Granville Island)
$6 at the door | More info

UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival
Concerto Soloists from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler perform with the UBC Chamber Orchestra.

Sat July 7
UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival
With Conducting Fellows leading the UBC Chamber Orchestra
Zane Kistner (USA) [MMus student]
Paul McCusker (Northern Ireland)
Richard Ward (UK)
Dan Whisler (USA)
Works by Mozart, Vaughan-Williams, Rossini, Sibelius, and more.
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at, in person at the Chan Centre, or call 604-822-2697.
More info | Buy tickets

Sun July 8
UBC Chamber Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 “Classical"
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major
2:00 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at, in person at the Chan Centre, or call 604-822-2697.
More info | Buy tickets

Jonathan Girard, Director of UBC Orchestral Activities
In Partnership with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler
Presented by UBC School of Music and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Sat July 7
Summer Music Institute: Faculty Recital
Repertoire & performers TBA
6:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Wed July 11
Little Mountain Brass Band
Jim Littleford music director
6:00 pm, Lynn Valley Square, North Vancouver
More info

Fri July 13
Summer Music Institute Concert: Concert Band III, Jazz Band III, String Orchestra II
1:30 pm, Chan Centre
FREE | More info

Fri July 13
UBC Summer Vocal Workshop Faculty Recital: Fundraiser for the Emily Janzen Memorial Scholarship
Performers include UBC Faculty Rhoslyn JonesJ. Patrick Raftery, and Dale Throness. Guest artists include Sarah BowkerMari HahnStephanie Nakagawa, and more.
7:00 pm, Old Auditorium
Admission by donation to the Emily Janzen Memorial Scholarship.
Presented by UBC Summer Vocal Workshop. | More info

Sun July 15
Summer Music Institute: Faculty Recital
Repertoire and Performers TBA
6:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Fri July 20
Summer Music Institute Concert: Concert Bands I & II, Jazz Bands I & II, String Orchestra I
1:30 pm, Chan Centre
FREE | More info

Sat July 21
UBC Summer Vocal Workshop Final Recital: A Midsummer Night's Dream
The culmination of the two-week long intensive workshop, students will perform solos and scenes by a range of composers from Britten and Bernstein to Wildhorn and Weill.
11:00 am, Old Auditorium
FREE | More info

July 26–30
Wind Conducting Symposium
Mallory Thompson guest artist (Northwestern University)
Joel Puckett composer
Robert Taylor, Gerard Morris, and Jonathan Girardconductor clinicians
Participants will work with a live ensemble comprised of UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble students.
Various times, Chan Centre | More info 


Wed Aug 1
Early Music Vancouver: Bach Festival — Zimmerman’s Coffeehouse and Garden
Alexander Weimann harpsichord, Soile Stratkauskas flute, Beiliang Zhu cello, Chloe Meyers violin
Music by J.S. Bach, Telemann, C.P.E Bach, and Porpora evokes the atmosphere of the Café Zimmerman in 18th century Leipzig.
7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral
Info & tickets

Aug 5–19
Blueridge Chamber Music Festival
Featuring the Borealis String Quartet.
A characteristic blend of beloved chamber music classics and intriguing new music.
Aug 8/9 with Paolo Bortolussi flute  — Clara Schumann Romances
Aug 15/16 with Paolo Bortlussi flute — Schoenberg Chamber Symphony (arr. for quintet)
Concert details TBA. Visit blueridgechamber.orgfor updates
Student Workshop: Registration still open for students (deadline extended)

Tue Aug 7
Early Music Vancouver: Bach Festival
De Profundis: 17th-Century Sacred Music for Solo Bass
Cappella Borealis
Jeremy BerkmanAlex FisherEllen Marple, and Nathan Wilkes early trombone (sackbut)
Sacred music from Renaissance and Baroque Germany.
7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral | Info & tickets

Wed Aug 8
Early Music Vancouver: Britten – Abraham and Isaac
Alex Potter counter-tenor, Thomas Hobbs tenor
Alexander Weimann piano
1:00 pm, Christ Church Cathedral | Info & tickets

Fri Aug 10
Early Music Vancouver: Bach Festival
Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Alexander Weimann director
Bach Trauer Ode BWV 198
7:30 pm, Chan Centre | Info & tickets 

Aug 27 & Sept 3
Bard on the Beach
Opera & Arias: Bold and Beautiful
UBC Opera Ensemble
Nancy Hermiston directorLeslie Dala conductor; Christopher Gaze host
Favourite selections from La TraviataLa BohèmeDie Fledermaus, and more. The rising stars of the UBC Opera Ensemble are joined by members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra to bring you these costumed concert performances.
August 27 & September 3 • 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park
Info & tickets

The Hot Sheet takes a pause over the summer months and will return in the fall.

Enjoy your summer!

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