Hot Sheet for the week of Sept. 25, 2018

“I have never written a note I didn't mean.” ~ Erik Satie

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Wed Sept 26   
Wednesday Noon Hours: Chinook SongCatchers
The rich Squamish and Nisga’a cultures of the Northwest Coast of BC in story, song, and dance.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door

Thu Sept 27
Tunes at Noon
Aaron Graham 
(MMus’16, DMA student) marimba
A mix of classical, jazz, and popular music arranged for the marimba.
Works by Aaron Graham, The Beatles, Evelyn Glennie, Nirvana, Erik Satie, and more.
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 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
Note: concert now starts at 12:30 pm (was 12:00 noon)

Thu Sept 27   
The Nu:BC Collective: Vortex Temporum
Paolo Bortolussi flutesJose Franch-Ballester clarinets, Andrea Siradze violinEmilie Grimes viola, Eric Wilson celloCorey Hamm pianoJonathan Girard conductor
Alice Ping Yee Ho (arr.) Coeur à Coeur for flute and piano
Arvo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel
Guillaume Conneson Techno Parade for flute, clarinet and piano
Gérard Grisey Vortex Temporum for mixed sextet
7:30 pm, Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre
Tickets $25 | $10 available at, in person at the Chan Centre, or call 604-822-2697.
Special offer with PROMO code: Adult ticket discount price: $15. Use promo code "VORTEX"
Presented by The Nu:BC Collective and UBC School of Music. | More info

Fri Sep 28
Colloquium Series
Carmel Raz (Max Planck Institute)
"Hector Berlioz’s Neurophysiological Imagination"
3:30 pm, Room 400B (4th floor, Music Building)

Fri Sept 28  
Visiting Faculty Voice Recital
Theresa Plut soprano
Terence Dawson piano
A program of art songs by Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Hugo Wolf and Slovenian composers: Benjamin Ipavec, Anton Lajovic, and Vasilij Mirk.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Info & repertoire

Sun Sept 30
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble
2:00 pm, UBC Botanical Garden
$28 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Student
Reservations required. Visit or call 604.822.6725 to reserve.

Mon Oct 1
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium

Tue Oct 2
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Tue Oct 2
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium

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

Beyond the Gates

Thu Sept 27
Transfigured Light: Proverb

Motets by Pérotin and Vicentino
Steve Reich Proverb for sopranos, tenors, vibraphones, and organs
New works by Benton Roark (MMus'07, DMA'13), Fay Wang, Tova Kardonne, Jonathan Wild, and Noah Meites
Arkora is a 15-piece vocal chamber ensemble consisting of eight voices, electric guitar, violin, cello, keyboards, and percussion, including hand-built microtonal instruments.
Jane Long (BMus'10) and Alicia Hansen sopranos
Hilary Ison and Debi Wong (BMus'08) altos
Noah Horn and Taka Shimojima tenors
Tyler Simpson and David McCune basses
Jae-Won Bang violin, Rebecca Wenham cello, Brendon Randall-Myers electric guitar, Miranda Wong keyboards, Daniel Morphy and Jonathan Allen percussion, Fay Wang vocalist, Jeff Harrison lighting design
Kathleen Allan (BMus'11) music director
7:30 PM, Celebration Hall at Mountain View Cemetery
5455 Fraser St, Vancouver
Tickets $30/$20 at brownpapertickets or at the door
A co-presentation of Arkora and Redshift Music.
More info

Video: UBC Symphony Orchestra Webcast

In case you missed it, watch the webcast of the Robert and Ellen Piano Concerto Competition: Winners Concert held on Sept 23, 2018 at the Chan Centre.

On the Horizon

Wed Oct 3   
Wednesday Noon Hours
John Stetch 
(MMus Composition student) piano
Jazz Piano Through a Classical Lens
Six-time JUNO nominee John Stetch performs transcriptions of works by Bach, Mozart, and Chopin, plus improvisations.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door
Info & repertoire

ARTIVISM: A festival of Creative Resistance
The John Stetch concert is part of the ARTIVISM festival, showcasing music, poetry, visual art and cultural events at UBC from October 1–5, 2018.
ARTIVISM info & full schedule | Presented by UBC Arts and Culture District and DIVE.

Thu Oct 4
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Katherine Ciesinski mezzo-soprano
J. Patrick Raftery tenor  
Jonathan Girard conductor
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde (excerpts)
12:00 noon, Chan Centre
Fri Oct 5
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Katherine Ciesinski mezzo-soprano
J. Patrick Raftery tenor
Jonathan Girard conductor
Tsang-Houei Hsu The Splendid Universe, Chinese Festival Overture, Op. 18
Deborah Carruthers Slippages (world premiere)
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at, in person at the Chan Centre, or call 604-822-2697.
More info

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