Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 28, 2019

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." ~ Vincent Van Gogh 

This week from the stages of UBC Music

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

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
This program of contemporary works with electronics and multimedia plays on the subject of light and perspective.
Suzuki In Praise of Shadows for three paper players and electronics
Hamel Spark and Sizzle for flute, clarinet, interactive video & audio electronics (World Première)
Finch Epiphanies (2017) for piano, text by Alice Munro & video by Sigi Torinus
Lillios Among Fireflies for flute and electronics
Estibeiro Displaced Light for flute, piano and electronics
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.

Wed Jan 30
UBC Concert Winds: Scenes IV
Christin Reardon MacLellan
With Guest Ensemble David Thompson Secondary Senior Concert Band
Ryan George Autobahn | Michael Daugherty Winter Dreams
Plus works by Venter, Zdechlik and Franko.
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium  
FREE | More info

Thu Jan 31
Tunes at Noon
Aaron Graham marimba (MMus’16, DMA student)
Works by Bach, Aaron Graham, Nirvana, Evelyn Glennie, Tom Waits, and more.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
 | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Jan 31–Feb 3       
Mozart Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Neil Varon conductor Nancy Hermiston director
Thu–Sat 7:30 pm, Chan Centre
Sun 2:00 pm, Chan Centre
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available online at, or call 604-822-6725.

Fri Feb 1
Colloquium Series
Virginia Acuña (Post-doctoral Fellow, McGill University)
Unruly Women: Music, Theatre, and Cross-Dressing in Early Modern Spain
3:30 pm, Room 400B
4th Floor, Music Building
FREE | Event link

Feb 1–10
Composer Residency with Dewa Alit
Internationally acclaimed for his brilliant innovations to the Gamelan tradition, composer Dewa Alit showcases his works (including new compositions for Western instruments) in a 10-day residency at UBC, culminating in a special off-campus concert at Western Front.
Various dates and locations | More info
Presented by UBC School of Music’s Rhythm Research Cluster with support from the University of British Columbia Research Excellence Clusters Initiative. Concert co-sponsored by Western Front.

Sun Feb 3 - NEW DATE & TIME
A New Hope: Return of Revenge of Bride of Son of Night of the Piano Concertos
Piano students of Corey Hamm
Great piano concertos by Rachmaninoff (2!), Mozart, and Fauré.
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info
(Moved from Fri Jan 25 at 7pm)

Mon Feb 4
Composition Seminar with Dewa Alit
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | More info

Tue Feb 5
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall

Opera Dinners at Sage
Enjoy dinner followed by a UBC Opera performance in our beautiful Arts and Culture District. Indulge in fresh, modern West Coast cuisine at UBC's Sage Restaurant, steps away from the Rose Garden Parkade. Dinner is available for purchase for the following performance dates:
Die Zauberflöte | Jan 31, Feb 1, 2, and 3
Don Giovanni | June 20, 21 and 23
A delicious three-course meal with coffee and tea is only $39.50 including tax and gratuity — and you'll meet some of the UBC Opera Ensemble as they perform excerpts from the opera.
Book your meal online, call the box office at 604-822-6725 or email

Queen of the Night

Watch video | Gorgeous arias (like this one!). Beautiful costumes. Masterful storytelling. UBC Opera’s exciting production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) opens at the Chan Centre on Thu Jan 31. GET TICKETS

Beyond the Gates

Thu Jan 31
Cappella Borealis: Introducing the Sackbut
Jeremy BerkmanAlex Fisher, Ellen Marple and Nathan Wilkes sackbuts
Cappella Borealis, Vancouver’s ensemble for early brass instruments, will introduce the “sackbut” – the ancestor of the modern trombone – and its repertoire.
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Coach House, Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road, UBC
FREE | More info
Part of the series Early Music Vancouver at 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