“Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!” ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2018–19 Concert Calendar
Our concert calendars are available now! Pick one up in the School of Music lobby. If you're not already on our list, email us and we will send you a printed copy in the mail.
The School of Music concerts and events calendar is available on our website. Look online for new events, updates, and more.
This week from the stages of UBC Music
Tue Sept 11
Our Canada: Forecasting the Canadian Wind
Ventos Wind Quintet
Works by five Canadian Composers
Emily Doolittle, Carmen Braden, Daniel Janke, Cris Derksen (BMus'07),and Cameron Wilson (BMus'88)
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Presented by Fifth Wind in partnership with the UBC School of Music.
Thu Sept 13
Tunes at Noon
The Micki-Lee Trio
Micki-Lee Smithviolin, Jacques Forest bass, Jaelem Bhate piano
Playing some of the nation's most beloved fiddle tunes, the Micki-Lee Trio takes audiences on a unique journey through the blending of multiple styles of music, genre-hopping from old-time fiddle, to Celtic, bluegrass, swing, gypsy jazz, folk, and country.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy. Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.
Info & Repertoire
Fri Sep 14
Iljung Kim (PhD student in Ethnomusicology, UBC)
"Investigating the Oral Transmission of Beompae in Contemporary Korea: A Case Study at the Okchun Buddhist Music School"
3:30 pm, Room 400B
4th Floor, Music Building
Sat Sept 15
A cross-Canada concert for suicide awareness, prevention and hope
14 continual hours of concerts in 14 cities, including Vancouver.
Prof. Santa J. Ono(UBC president) speaking and playing his cello
Nancy Hermiston, J. Patrick Raftery, Mark Anderson
Richard Epp, Katherine Evans, Julia Nolan, Shane Hanson
Jose Franch-Ballester, Rebecca Hass, Yenny Lee
Connect with the performers as they share their music, reach out, and listen. This diverse classical performance event includes artists from across the spectrum of the community, including Professor Santa J. Ono, School of Music faculty, students, and UBC campus residents.
Live concert 6:00 pm (PDT), Barnett Hall
Doors open at 5:30 pm
FREE | Register here
Streaming & event info at mysteriousbarricades.org | Watch the Vancouver live webcast
Presented by Mysterious Barricades. Hosted by UBC School of Music.
Tue Sept 18
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
Tue Sept 18
The Singer Behind the Song
Renée Fleming guest artist
“Music and the Mind”
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Free with reserved seating
Call the UBC Opera Box Office at 604-822-6725 to reserve.
Note: time change. Event was previously scheduled for 1:00pm.
Presented in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Sponsored by the Vancouver Symphony, The Sonya and Charlotte Wall Arts Fund, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, UBC Opera and the UBC Faculty of Arts. | More info
UBC Symphony Orchestra: 360 Video
For a 360 degree viewing experience, click on the arrows in the video.
UBC Symphony Orchestra performed live on March 9, 2018 at the Chan Centre, featuring Carter Johnson piano.
On the Horizon
Sun Sept 23
Robert and Ellen Silverman Piano Concerto Competition at UBC
Piano soloists: Benjamin Hopkins*, Evgenia Rabinovich, Ayunia Saputro and Aydan Con
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4*
Plus selected movements of concertos by Beethoven and Mozart
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre, or call 604-822-2697.
Info & Repertoire
UBC Music alumna and faculty member Jocelyn Morlock(MMus'96, DMA'02) won the Jan V. Matejcek New Classical Music Award. The award for the top composer in contemporary-classical music was handed out on June 18 as part of the 2018 SOCAN Awards. Read article
Recent alumnus Carter Johnson(BMus’18) won the Grand Prize in the 2018 Canimex Canadian Music Stepping Stone Competition. The Grand Prize consists of a $10,000 scholarship. Carter also tied for Best Performance of a Canadian Work ($1,000) with fellow contestant Samuel Blanchette-Gagnon. Carter also competed in the2018 New York International Piano Competition, where he tied for second prize in the One-Piano, Four Hands Ensemble category, performing with Boris Slutsky. Each ensemble received a cash award of $2,500 to be divided between the winning teams. Carter was recently featured as one of CBC Music's"30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30." Read article