In the News
Read about the UBC School of Music faculty, students, and alumni who are making headlines.
Link | “Coleman … connected with two local musicians — oboist Morgan Zentner and violinist Joanna Lee — along with writer/poet Julie Barrera, to form Artemis, which combines contemporary and historical classical music with spoken word poetry.”
Link | “Spoken tributes (live and recorded) by … Judith Forst… and Ben Heppner.”
Link | “The Art Gallery of Ontario has commissioned three new choral works from musicians Owen Pallett, Cris Derksen and Matt Smith.”
Link | “Jocelyn Morlock's Vespertine (2005) utilizes extended techniques to conjure night-blossoming plants and nocturnally-active creatures”
Link | “Several movements from it will be performed this weekend, along with another piece repeated each year: Canadian composer Kathleen Allan’s Thou My Soul, which was commissioned especially for Vox in the Stars and incorporates the rotation and opening of the dome.”
Link | “Integral to this celebration is the participation of CBC Music and ICI Musique personalities… Ben Heppner, along with spoken tributes, live and recorded, from Crory's friends and colleagues including… Judith Forst”
Link | “[Vancouver Cantata Singers’] competition portfolio included Jocelyn Morlock’s glorious but tricky Io, Io, commissioned last year to celebrate the ensemble’s 60th anniversary”
Link | “The rising stars of the UBC Opera Ensemble and members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra bring Opera & Arias: Verdi and More! to Vanier Park”
Link | ”It features voice as part of the mix, as befits festival co-founder soprano Dory Hayley; it’s also a potent mix of favourite chamber music repertoire and some very edgy endeavours.”
Link | “Melding western folk songs and Inuit poetry, they create an impressionistic vision of a vast northern landscape, realised by Elysha Poirier in icy images on the big screens behind them and accompanied by Cris Derksen’s echoing cello.”
Link | ”Now in its 10th year, the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival remains true to its roots with its come-one-come-all invitational tone.”
Link | “Opera is a form of storytelling through music and song, and UBC’s Don Giovanni combines the intricate and sometimes bombastic classical music of Mozart, with the beautiful voices of UBC’s opera program.”
Link | “The top-billed Eva Tavares appeared on opening night and showcased a magnificent display of vocal quality”
Link | UBC School of Music musicology professor David Metzer specializes in 20th and 21st century musical styles and has published books on the subject such as The Ballad in American Popular Music: From Elvis to Beyoncé (Cambridge University Press) and has taught courses on the Beatles.
Link | BC-born tenor Ben Heppner hosted and Netherlands native Otto Tausk conducted at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 100th-anniversary concert.
Link | The UBC Opera Ensemble presents the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's iconic dark-comedy Don Giovanni. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. | UBC Old Auditorium | 6344 Memorial Road | 7:30pm | $15-$45 »Details
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