"Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony?" ~ Leonardo DaVinci
This week from the stages of UBC Music
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Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Beyond the Gates
Mon May 6
In celebration of MUSIC EDUCATION, musicians from schools across the region were led by Maestro Adam Jonathan Con with special guest Kelly (Green) Peterson, widow of Oscar Peterson and Rob Fleming (BC Minister of Education). With welcome remarks by Christin Reardon MacLellan and Angela Elster.
12:00 pm, BC Legislature steps, Victoria
Read more about Music Monday | News article
Tue May 7
Tuesday Morning with Michael Murray organ
Works by Langlais, Buxtehude, Dupré, Tallis, Howells, Praetorius, Cormier, and Bach.
11:00 am, Central Presbyterian Church
Admission by donation | Event info
Presented by Central Presbyterian Church.
Thu May 9
Carmen in New York
A re-imagining of Bizet’s Carmen for jazz orchestra
45th Avenue Jazz Band
Jaelem Bhate (BMus'17, MMus student) conductor & composer
With guest pianist John Stetch (MMus student)
Mussorgsky (arr. Fred Stride) Night on Bald Mountain
Gershwin (arr. Gordon Goodwin) Rhapsody in Blue
8:00 pm, Telus Theatre at the Chan Centre
$20 Adults | $17 Seniors/Students
Tickets & info | Facebook event
May 9, 10, 12 & 13
Vetta Chamber Music: Take 5
Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet, Joan Blackman violin
David Gillham violin, David Harding viola
Eugene Osadchy cello, Paula Kiffner cello
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
Schubert Cello Quintet in C major, D 956
May 9 at 2:00 pm & May 10 at 7:30 pm, West Point Grey United Church
May 12 at 2:00 pm, Pyatt Hall
May 13 at 7:30 pm, Art Spring, Salt Spring Island
Tickets & info
Presented by Vetta Chamber Music.
Sat May 11
Musically Speaking: Tragic Love: Wagner & Prokofiev
Otto Tausk conductor, Jeanette Jonquill clarinet, Julia Lockhart bassoon
Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Strauss Duet Concertino for Clarinet & Bassoon
Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet Suite (arranged by Otto Tausk)
8:00 pm, Orpheum
Tickets & info at vancouversymphony.ca
May 11 & 12
Turning Point Ensemble: Sounds Unheard
Experience Canadian/Tajik composer Farangis Nurulla-Khoja's music in-depth through a portrait concert, which showcases Phantasmagoria (percussion concerto) performed by Olaf Tzschoppe & Turning Point Ensemble and Un Voyageurfor solo trombone, performed by Jeremy Berkman.
Sat May 11, 2:00 pm & Sun May 12, 7:30 pm, Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
Tickets & info
Sat May 18
Cappella Borealis: Introducing the Sackbut
Alex Fisher, Jeremy Berkman, Ellen Marple (BMus’08, MMus’10), Nathan Wilkes (DMA’97) sackbuts, with special guest Chuck Colburn cornetto
The ensemble will perform compositions from the Renaissance and Baroque eras and discuss the historical evolution of the sackbut and how it differs from its modern counterpart.
7:00 pm, St. Anselm's Anglican Church
Presented by Early Music Vancouver.
Sat May 18
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Amoroso
For Jocelyn Morlock’s final Symphony at the Annex concert as VSO Composer-in-Residence, she reveals her musical inspirations through composers and works particularly meaningful to her. Music by Kaija Saariaho, Nikolai Korndorf, W.A. Mozart, and two of Morlock’s own pieces complete this musical “autobiography.”
7:30 pm, Orpheum Annex
Presented by Vancouver Symphony.
Tickets & info
Sat May 18
Further Series: The Alan Matheson Septet
Alan Matheson/Riina Tamm Avamaa [“Open Land”]
Plus works by Craig Day, Thomas Houlden, Adri Lake, Caralyn Taylor, and more.
7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall
Info & tickets
Presented by Vancouver Pro Musica.
Meet Dr. T. Patrick Carrabré, UBC School of Music's new director. An internationally renowned composer, teacher, and media personality, Dr. Carrabré will assume the role starting July 1st, 2019.
The UBC School of Music is pleased to announce that Marina Thibeault will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, beginning in the 2019–20 academic year.
In case you missed it
Watch video | UBC Symphony Orchestra performed Stravinsky, Berlioz & Britten (featuring D’Arcy Blunston soprano, 2019 UBC Concerto Competition winner) on April 6, 2019 at the Chan Centre.
On the Horizon
Wed May 22
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 performing cello in one of the chamber groups.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre
FREE | Read more
WCMA Classical Artist / Ensemble of the Year
Turning Point Ensemble — Jeremy Berkman, Ingrid Chiang, AK Coope (BMus'90), Brenda Fedoruk, and Vern Griffiths.
Vancouver Chamber Choir — Performers include several UBC Music alumni.
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra — concertmaster Karl Stobbe (BMus’94)
WCMA Classical Composer of the Year
Farshid Samandari (MMus’07, DMA’14)
WCMA Jazz Artist of the Year
Hard Rubber Orchestra: Artistic director & composer John Korsrud (BMus’89), performers Alan Matheson, Jeremy Berkman, and Dennis Esson, composers Keith Hamel, Bob Pritchard, Fred Stride, and many UBC Music alumni.
Read the full list of UBC Music nominees.
VOX Competition Results
Two UBC Music alumnae won prizes at Vancouver Opera's VOX Competition held on April 26:
2nd prize: Ana Toumine soprano (BMus’12)
3rd prize: Elizabeth Harris soprano (BMus’16, MMus’18)
Hot Sheet Summer Schedule
The Hot Sheet will be sent every other week until the end of June.
Music Venue Key
Barnett Hall: Roy 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 Aud: Old Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan Centre: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road
Alumni Centre: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd