Hot Sheet for the week of Apr. 1, 2019

“The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.” ~ Agnes De Mille

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Apr 1–4
World Music Week
From West Africa to East Asia
Experience vibrant music from the School of Music’s African Dance, Korean Percussion, and Gamelan ensembles every day at noon.

Tue Apr 2   
UBC Korean Percussion Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
(or on the plaza if sunny)

Wed Apr 3   
UBC Gamelan Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall (or on the plaza if sunny)

Wed Apr 3    
Concert at the Belkin: Hexsa’a̱m
UBC Contemporary Players

Led by Paolo Bortolussi, the ensemble will present a program celebrating themes from the exhibition Hexsa’a̱m: To Be Here Always.
Works by Vivian Fung, Nicholas D. Falcone, Dorothy ChangRamsey Sadaka (DMA student), Michael Ducharme (MMus’16, DMA student), Leslie Opatril (MMus student), and Osvaldo Golijov.
2:00 pm, Belkin Art Gallery
FREE | Performers & repertoire
Image: Sara Siestreem: aretha franklin (1942-2018) reigns supreme, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Thu Apr 4   
UBC African Music and Dance Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall (or on the plaza if sunny)

Thu Apr 4
Tunes at Noon
UBC AMS Chamber Music Club
Repertoire TBA
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd
 | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Fri Apr 5
Colloquium Series
Ève Poudrier (Assistant Professor, UBC) & Rémi Castonguay (Immagic/Lucidea, Richmond)
With Jiay Bao, Zerun Xiao, and Jasper Yoo
“Rhythmic Ambiguity in Popular Music, 1950–2000: Challenges and Prospects for Corpus Building and Text Analysis Using R”
3:00 pm, Room 400B (4th floor), Music Building
FREE | Info & abstract

Fri Apr 5
Trombone Masterclass with Graeme Mutchler
4:00 pm, Gessler Hall (Room 116)
FREE | More info

Fri Apr 5
UBC Choirs: One World
University Singers UBC Chamber Choir | Choral Union
Graeme Langager conductor
Steven Hamilton graduate student conductor
University Singers perform repertoire from their upcoming tour to Italy. Chamber Choir programme features music from around the globe.
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at or in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office.
More info

Sat Apr 6   
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Winner of the UBC Concerto Competition 2019
D’Arcy Blunston soprano*
Jonathan Girard conductor
Britten Les Illuminations de Rimbaud, Op. 18*
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Stravinsky Funeral Song, Op. 5 (recently rediscovered in 2015)
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at or in person at the Chan Centre

Sun Apr 7   
Rachmaninoff Preludes
Piano students of Corey Hamm
Rachmaninoff Preludes (complete)
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Correction: the concert will occur at 2:00 pm (not 7pm as listed in the concert calendar)

Sun Apr 7
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.

Mon Apr 8
UBC Composers’ Concerts
Program TBA
7:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

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. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Watch video | The Balinese Gamelan ensemble performs Wednesday Apr 3  at noon as part of World Music Week. Free admission | Barnett Hall or on the plaza if sunny

Beyond the Gates

Fri Apr 5
Vancouver Symphony Spring Festival
Liberation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Otto Tausk conductor, 
Robyn Driedger Klassen (BMus’00) soprano, 
Eve-Lyn de la Haye soprano
, Tracy Cantin soprano
, UBC Opera Ensemble — Nancy Hermiston director
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wagner Götterdämmerung
8:00 pm, Orpheum
Info & tickets
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony.

Sun Apr 7
The Artist’s Corner
Vern Griffiths: Tour of my Percussion Corner
A fun family-friendly event with VSO Principal Percussionist and UBC Music faculty Vern Griffithsintroducing instruments in the percussion section to the audience.
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, VSO School of Music
$33/40 | More info
Presented by the VSO School of Music.


Benjamin Hopkins (DMA student) advanced to the finals of The Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition held March 31, 2019 in New York. Read more

Aydan Con (BMus/BSc student) was awarded the Dean’s Outstanding Leadership Award for Contribution to the UBC Community and Beyond. The award was given at the Dean’s Reception for Graduating Student Leaders on March 25, 2019. Read more

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