Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 14, 2019

“There are no words, it’s only music there.” ~ Antonio Vivaldi

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Jan 15
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Wed Jan 16
Wednesday Noon Hours
Fire & Grace
Edwin Huizinga violin and William Coulter guitar
Baroque, Classical and Folk Traditions
J.S. Bach Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1
Liquid Gold Suite (works by Bach, Finnegan, and Keene)
Trad. Irish and Bulgarian Folk Tunes
Coulter An Daingean
Vivaldi Summer from The Four Seasons
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only) | More info

Thu Jan 17
Tunes at Noon: Bèro-Bassem Duo
Bèro Saker oud and Bassem Ghabrous piano
Repertoire includes jazz standards, Arabic folklore and pop music, and original works by Bassem.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
FREE | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality — DATE CHANGE
Corey Hamm piano
This concert was rescheduled (from Jan 18) to Friday Jan 25. | Tickets & info

Sat Jan 19 
Harp Masterclass and Recital with Sivan Magen
Masterclass: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Works by Fauré, Tournier, Debussy, Prokofiev, and more.
$10 at the door (cash only) | Performers & repertoire 
Recital: 7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
Works by Debussy, Brahms, Hindemith & more.
$25 at the door (cash only) | Recital repertoire
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Presented by the West Coast Harp Society with support from UBC School of Music.

Tue Jan 22
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Beyond the Gates

Wed Jan 16
Transforming Silence: The Creative Power of Quiet
Hedy Law, Assistant Professor of Musicology, UBC Music
“Organizing Silence: Pantomime as a Universal Language”
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road, UBC
Info & abstract

Jan 16–19
VSO New Music Festival

From “the loveliest apocalypse in musical history” to a meditation on birdsong, the VSO’s 6th Annual New Music Festival explores the state of our world today during four days of musical discovery.
Festival Pass: $60/$24 | Tickets & full schedule

Thu Jan 17
Standing Wave — Deep Groove
From the playful to the profound, Deep Groove showcases the Standing Wave ensemble with cutting-edge music by six of today’s most forward-thinking composers.
Jocelyn Morlock Stone's Throw
Jared Miller (BMus’10) Leviathan
Plus works by Mackey, Mayo, Bjarnadóttir, and Goddard.
7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral
$12–28 | Tickets & info
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Fri Jan 18
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra:
Otto Tausk conductorVern Griffiths percussion*, Nathalie Paulin soprano+
Claude Vivier Lonely Child +
Nicole Lizée Perxploitation (World Première Commission)*
Henri Dutilleux Symphony No. 2, Le Double
7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre
$12–28 | Tickets & info
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Sat Jan 19
A Workshop with The Alan Matheson Septet
Vancouver Pro Musica invites all composers to attend this workshop, designed to help prepare composers for writing new works for a versatile jazz ensemble. Brief sketches will be read by the septet.
Alan Matheson trumpet, flugelhorn, piano
Julia Nolan alto & soprano saxophones
Rob McKenzie trombone | David Branter tenor saxophone, clarinet | Jon Roper electric guitar
Laurence Mollerup acoustic bass | Craig Scott drums
1:00 pm, Vancouver Community College, 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver
Admission by donation at the door | More info
Presented by Vancouver Pro Musica.

Sat Jan 19
Discovery: A Tribute to Women Composers
Vancouver Island Symphony
Paolo Bortolussi flute
Joan Tower For the Uncommon Woman
Cécile Chaminade Flute Concertino, Op. 107
Jennifer Higdon blue cathedral
Jocelyn Morlock Ornithomancy
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op. 35
7:30 pm, Port Theatre, 125 Front St, Nanaimo, BC
$18–54 | Tickets & info
Presented by Vancouver Island Symphony.

BrassFest! 2019

Watch video | On Jan. 27th, join us for BrassFest! — a day of performances and workshops for brass enthusiasts of all ages, featuring special guests Dash Duo, and more! ‪


UBC Concerto Competition 2019 Results

D’Arcy Blunston voice – Britten Les illuminations de Rimbaud, Op. 18

1st Runner-Up: Markus Masaites piano – Mozart Piano Concerto in No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456
2nd Runner-UpYu-Hsien Lin piano – Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

D'arcy will perform with the UBC Symphony Orchestra on April 6 at the Chan Centre.
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Leadership Award

MMus conducting student Jaelem Bhate (BMus’17) was awarded the 2019 Nestor Korchinsky Student Leadership Award at the UBC Student Leadership Conference. Congrats, Jaelem!

For further details and complete listings:
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