Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 21, 2019

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” ~ Martin Luther

This week from the stages of UBC Music

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

Wed Jan 23
Wednesday Noon Hours
Introducing our new faculty member – Valerie Whitney
Valerie Whitney horn
Richard Epp piano
Works by Wilder, Baker, Weinzwieg, and Schnyder
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall | Info & repertoire
$5 at the door  

Thu Jan 24
Tunes at Noon
Ubuntu String Quartet
Kurt Chen violin | Yiyi Hsu violin | Christian Bailey viola Zeta Gesme cello (BMus students)
Classical and pop music by Danish String Quartet, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, and more.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
FREE | Info & repertoire
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Jan 24
Guest Artist Recital  
Douglas Finch piano
Works by Bach, Chopin and Finch, with improvisation on themes by the audience
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE | Info & repertoire

Thu Jan 24   
Piano Masterclass with Douglas Finch
Playing In the Moment – Improvisation and Creative Musical Interpretation
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Room 113
FREE | More info

Fri Jan 25
Colloquium Series
Laura Protano Biggs (Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University)
“Enclosed in the Golfo Mistico: the Orchestra Pit at the Teatro alla Scala, 1907”
3:30 pm, Room 400B, 4th Floor, Music Building
FREE | Info & abstract

Fri Jan 25
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Corey Hamm
A hyper-virtuosic journey through three of the greatest piano sonatas of the last century.
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 84 
Gao Piano Sonata No. 1 “Floating Shadows”| Dutilleux Sonate
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall | More info
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Buy tickets in advance at tickets.ubc.caor in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at the door (Barnett Hall) starting one hour before the performance (cash only).
A UTown@UBC Community Concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music. 

Concert MOVED (from Jan 25) to Sun Feb 3 at 2:00 pm
A New Hope: Return of Revenge of Bride of Son of Night of the Piano Concertos
Piano students of Corey Hamm | More info

Sun Jan 27   
Masterclasses and performances for brass enthusiasts of all ages
DASH DUO: Mary Elizabeth Bowden trumpet | David Dash trumpet
Brian Wendel trombone
Ilan Morgenstern bass trombone
UBC Brass Faculty & Brass Ensembles
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Music Building
Registration and schedule details at

Tue Jan 29
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Introducing Valerie Whitney

Watch video | Introducing Valerie Whitney, our new Professor of Horn! Valerie performs this week in our Wednesday Noon Hours series with pianist Richard Epp.

Beyond the Gates

Sat Jan 26
VSO Day of Music
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating its 100th birthday with 12 hours of free music for all! Numerous UBC ensembles, students and alumni are involved, including:
UBC Percussion EnsembleUBC Opera(PEP) Piano & Erhu Project,John Stetch, Carlos SavallLiel AmdourJacob SeyerAaron Graham, and more.
10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Various locations
FREE admission
More info | Full schedule

Sun Jan 27
Duo Rendezvous
Jasper Wood violin
Daniel Bolshoy guitar
3:00 pm, Kay Meek Arts Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver
More info
Presented by the Kay Meek Arts Centre.

On the Horizon

Wed Jan 30
Wednesday Noon Hours
Light and Perspective
Paolo Bortolussi flute & paper | Megumi Masaki piano & paper
Keith Hamel electronics | Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet & paper
Suzuki In Praise of Shadows for three paper players and electronics
Hamel Spark and Sizzle (World Première) | Works by Finch, Lillios & Estibeiro.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall | More info
$5 at the door (cash only)
Presented by UBC School of Music with support from The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and Green College.

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