In the News
Read about the UBC School of Music faculty, students, and alumni who are making headlines.
Link | Written centuries apart, a common thread of themes or artists touched by mental illness weaves through all four pieces being performed […] Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock’s Juno Award-winning “My Name is Amanda Todd,” written in response to a 15-year-old cyberbullying victim’s suicide in 2012.
Link | Joe Ivany directs a new production of Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” starring Emily Fons and Simone Osborne in the title roles.
Link | UBC’s opera team is able to both stay true to the original while also continuing to bring on the giggles
Link | "We have a double concerto that [Vancouver-born] James Maxwell is writing for us, commissioned by Turning Point, that we’ll be premiering next November in Vancouver…”
Link | Ben Heppner is considered one of the most talented tenors of his generation, known for his ability to nail notoriously difficult roles.
Link | The recorded musical score by Cris Derksen (mixed Cree Nation) features Pura Fé (Tuscarora and Taino Nations), Ngahuia Murphy(Ngati Manawa, Ngati Ruapani ki Waikaremoana, Tuhoe, Ngati Kahungunu, New Zealand), Semiah Smith (Kahnyen'kehàka Nation/Mohawk Nation), and others for an international Indigenous women's emotive landscape where Lightning Woman, Mother of Mothers, and Clay Woman come to tell their story, gather strength and activate power
Link | Spencer McKnight (tenor), Emma Char (mezzo-soprano), Peter Barrett (bass-baritone) and Simone Osborne (soprano) will sing Handel’s Messiah along with the Regina Philharmonic Chorus and Regina Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 19, 2018.
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