Hot Sheet for the week of July 3, 2019

“Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.” ~ Herbie Hancock

Hot Sheet Returns in the Fall

This is the last Hot Sheet of the 2018–19 season. We now break for the summer and will return in the fall. Stay tuned!

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Jun 24–July 3
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute 2019
The VSO Institute at UBC welcomes conducting residents to work with Maestros Otto Tausk and Jonathan Girard. Following the VSOI, conducting residents will continue to the UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival.

Wed Jul 3
Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute Concert
Maestro Otto Tausk conductor
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges – March
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
More info | Tickets

UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival
Jonathan Girard, Artistic Director

Mon July 8
UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival
Featuring Conducting Fellows: Monica Chen (BMus'17), Tak Shun Chiu, Zane Kistner (MMus student), and Caleb Wenzel.
Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Sibelius, and more.
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at or in person at the Chan Centre.
Info & repertoire

Wed July 10
UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival
UBC Chamber Orchestra | Jonathan Girard conductor
Featuring the 1st Place Winner from the VSOI Concerto Competition
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (Mvts. iii & iv.) — Adrian Hsieh cello
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
Tickets: $8 available at or in person at the Chan Centre.
More info

Watch video | Jonathan Girard leads the UBC Chamber Orchestra in a performance at the Chan Centre at the inaugural UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival in July 2018.

On the Horizon

Many concerts for you to enjoy this summer... at the School, and Beyond the Gates!


Fri Jul 12
UBC Summer Vocal Workshop
Solo Recital
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall

Sat Jul 20
UBC Summer Vocal Workshop
Scenes of Love and Betrayal
11:00 am, Old Auditorium
More information
Presented by UBC Summer Vocal Workshop.


Jul 30–Aug 9
Vancouver Bach Festival
Presented by Early Music Vancouver, the Vancouver Bach Festival is a superb series of concerts featuring guest artists from all over the world. Concerts are held downtown at Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St) and at the Chan Centre.
Info & full festival schedule

Thu Aug 1
Fauré Requiem
Leslie Dala (MMus’96) music director, Vancouver Bach Choir; Kathleen Allan (BMus’11), Bach Festival Chamber Choir Director; Danielle Sampson soprano; Sumner Thompson baritone; Christina Hutten organ
7:30 pm (Pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm), Christ Church Cathedral
Tickets & info

Tue Aug 6
Bach Clavierübung III – The Organ Mass
Alexander Weimann organ
Excerpts from J.S. Bach's Clavier-Übung including Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 552.
1:00 pm (Pre-concert talk at 12:45 pm), Christ Church Cathedral
Tickets & info

Wed Aug 7
Before Bach: 17th Century Music for Strings & Winds
Parnassus Musicus: Music of the Austrian Habsburgs
La Modestine
Capella Borealis — Alex Fisher, Jeremy Berkman, Ellen Marple (BMus’08, MMus’10), Nathan Wilkes (DMA’97) sackbuts
1:00 pm (Pre-concert talk at 12:15 pm), Christ Church Cathedral
Tickets & info

Fri Aug 9
Purcell Hail Bright Cecilia
Alexander Weimann, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Suzie LeBlanc soprano, Dorothee Mieldssoprano, Alex Potter counter-tenor, Samuel Boden tenor, Sumner Thompson baritone, Matthew Brook bass-baritone
7:30 pm (Pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm), Chan Centre
Tickets & info

August 2019
Blueridge Chamber Music Festival
Blueridge Chamber Music Festival offers innovative programming, dazzling artists, and unforgettable performances in an idyllic summer setting.
Info & full festival schedule at | Tickets & festival passes

Aug 15 & 16
Brahmsiana ft. Erato Ensemble
Dory Hayley (BMus'01) soprano, Melanie Adams mezzo-soprano
Will George tenor, Paolo Bortolussi flute
Alejandro Ochoa piano, Jeremy Chaulk piano
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52
Mendez BURSZTYN VI: Minimaquina III
Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25
Aug 15 at 7:00 pm, Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver
Aug 16 at 7:00 pm, Orpheum Annex
Tickets & info

Aug 17 & 18
Choose Your Own Chamber Party
Dory Hayley (BMus'01) soprano, Paolo Bortolussi flute, Yuel Yawney violin
Isabelle Roland viola, Sungyong Lim cello, Alejandro Ochoa piano
Jeremy Chaulk piano, Manuel Laufer piano
Choose-your-own-adventure chamber music party!
Aug 17 at 7:00 pm, Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver
Aug 18 at 7:00 pm, Orpheum Annex
Tickets & info

Aug 26 & Sept 2
Bard on the Beach
Opera & Arias: Verdi and More!
UBC Opera Ensemble
Vancouver Opera Orchestra | Nancy Hermiston director | Leslie Dala conductor
Gorgeous opera favourites including excerpts from Verdi’s La Traviata and Rigoletto, along with a selection of French opera highlights from Manon Lescaut, Tales of Hoffman, Lakmé, and Carmen.
Four performances at BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park:
Mon Aug 26 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Mon Sept 2 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Tickets & info


Several UBC Music students won prizes at the 2019 Canadian Music Competition. Congrats!

Shirley Cha (BMus'19) — Gold (Piano: 21 years old)
Markus Masaites (BMus student) — Silver (Piano: 19 years old)
Amanda Andrishak (BMus student) — Bronze (Piano: 21 years old)

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