Hot Sheet for the week of May 21, 2019

“Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” ~ Nora Ephron

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Wed May 22   
Baccalaureate Concert
An eclectic collection of repertoire from Mozart to Gershwin, highlighting the performers of UBC Music's graduating class. Includes a special guest appearance by UBC President Santa J. Ono who will be playing cello in one of the chamber groups.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre       
FREE | Full list of repertoire & performers

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

Beyond the Gates

Wed May 22
The Jean Coulthard Readings
Named in honour of one of BC’s most beloved composers, the Jean Coulthard Readings give emerging BC composers an invaluable opportunity to have their work read by a professional orchestra. This year, six orchestral works have been selected. Participating composers have received a part preparation seminar with VSO Music Librarians, and will take part in a follow-up masterclass with the Vancouver Symphony’s Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock.
Mark Marinic (MMus'19) Stirring Ashes & Stars
Robert Humber (MMus'19) wreckhouse
D.I. Danny Choi (BMus student) Korea Suite No. 1 (Walk Through Gyeongbokgung)
Leslie Opatril (MMus student) A Blurry Walk
Jaelem Bhate (BMus’17, MMus'19) Natcitlaneh
Henry From Isle of Pic
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Orpheum
Free admission | More info

May 22, 23, 26
VSO Chamber Players
Performers include Larry Knopp principal trumpet & Peder MacLellan principal tuba
Oskar Böhme Sextet for Brass
Marcus Goddard Solus
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
May 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall
May 26 at 2:00 pm, Pyatt Hall
Tickets & info

Sat May 25
Scandinavian Treasures: Songs of the North
Vancouver Cantata Singers
A Nordic journey exploring choral music from Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway, featuring works by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Mia Makaroff, Gisli Magnason, Per Nørgård, and a premiere performance of Metsä by Vancouver composer Alan Matheson, set to Riina Tamm’s beautiful poem Woods.
Pre-concert talk with Alan Matheson at 6:45pm
7:30 pm, Scandinavian Cultural Centre
Tickets & info

Sat May 25
Hard Rubber Orchestra: New York Heavies
Hard Rubber Orchestra includes several UBC Music faculty and alumni.
Showcasing new works by two of New York’s most exciting Canadian composers, Darcy James Argue and Harry Stafylakis, as well as music by John Korsrud (BMus'89).
8:00 pm, Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
Tickets & info

Thu May 30
Sound of Dragon Ensemble meets Melody of China
World premiere of new commissions from Dorothy Chang, works by Mark Armanini (BMus’81, MMus’84), and more.
7:00 PM, Western Front
Tickets & info

In case you missed it:

Forces to be reckoned with

Regular Force musicians Katrina Bligh (BMus’09) and Tony Taylor (MMus’18) talk about their careers in the Canadian Armed Forces and why they love it.
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On the Horizon

Jun 20 – 23
Mozart Don Giovanni

UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra    
Norbert Baxa conductor
Nancy Hermiston director
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available at or call 604-822-6725.
More info


New Albums

Flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor (BMus'95, DMA'12) released his album, Lutalica (Redshift Records), on April 26, 2019. The album was engineered, edited and mastered by Don Harder (BMus’78) and features the composition Wrenegade by Nova Pon (MMus’15, DMA student). "Lutalica" is described as "The part of one’s identity that doesn’t fit into categories" (n., Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows).
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Thomas Beckman viola (MMus'16) released and produced an album entitled Life in the Universe (Redshift Records), which was created to accompany a 25 minute video assembled by the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. The video examines the various parts of the known universe likely to harbour life, as well as the elements necessary for the origination of life. The main motif ‘A-A-C’ serves as a cryptogram for the element H20 (H-O-O), one of the most vital ingredients for organic life."
Read more | Listen

Watch video | The Life in the Universe show was written by Thomas Beckman(MMus'16) for the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre's 50th anniversary. This video was compiled by the Space Centre's planetarium staff.

Scholarship Winners

Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Scholarships / Johann Strauss Foundation
Alyssa Samson voice (BMus student) – $5000
Amanda Andrishak piano (BMus student) – $5000
Rachel Park voice (BMus student) – $5000

Joseph and Melitta Kandler Scholarship for Advanced Music Study
Matthew McLellan voice (MMus student) – $3000
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2019 Stars of Vancouver

Classical Music Ensemble
3rd Place — Turning Point Ensemble
Opera/Choral Group
3rd Place — UBC Opera
Read more

Hot Sheet Summer Schedule

The Hot Sheet will be sent every other week until the end of June.

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
Alumni Centre: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd