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A new partnership bringing music into the community

The UBC School of Music is thrilled to announce the UBC/EMV Knox Young Performers Series at Knox United, a new outreach initiative bringing student performers and early career professionals into the community. The concerts feature some of Canada’s best young instrumentalists and vocalists performing Baroque and Classical music in the beautiful, historic Knox United Church on Vancouver’s west side.

These Sunday Socials were created in partnership with Early Music Vancouver (EMV), Knox United Church, and the EMV/UBC Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Programme. A series of eight concerts, they will feature several solo and small chamber music performances by students from the UBC School of Music and recipients of Early Music Vancouver’s scholarships for early career musicians and professional-track music students. Though the concerts on this series will lean mostly towards the earlier music genres and instruments, some concerts will feature traditional modern classical instruments and repertoire.

SUNDAY SOCIALS: Concerts at Knox
(UBC/EMV) Young Performers Series

All concerts happen on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m., with admission by donation.
Arrive early for pre-concert chats with the musicians at 1:45 pm.
Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava Street, Vancouver

September 15, 2019
Sinead White soprano
Early Music Vancouver Scholarship recipient

October 20, 2019
Artemisia Duo
Emily Richardson flute; Susan Xia piano
UBC School of Music

November 17, 2019
Genesis Trio
Jonathan López clarinet; Nina Weber viola; Markus Masaites piano
UBC School of Music

December 8, 2019
Heather Beatty Baroque flute
Early Music Vancouver Scholarship recipient

January 19, 2020
Art Song, Opera Arias and Piano Solos
UBC School of Music student performers TBA

February 16, 2020
Gallo Chamber Players
Early Music Vancouver Scholarship recipients

March 15, 2020
EMV / UBC Baroque Mentorship Orchestra 

April 19, 2020
Chamber Music recital
UBC School of Music student performers TBA

Historically, churches have been patrons of the Arts.  Richard Chung, the minister at the Knox United Church points out that, “In the past, the arts became a great medium to enhance the well-being of both patrons and artists and contributed in advancing the beautiful arts and culture in society.” Knox is continuing that tradition here in Vancouver’s Westside through this new relationship with the UBC School of Music and Early Music Vancouver. 

As a universal language, music touches all of us: it fosters well-being and builds community.  Knox United will be hosting a "Social Bar" after each concert with a complementary snack. Each Social Bar will feature a different kind of snack bar for people to enjoy as they socialize and mingle together and with the musicians.

Presenting partners Knox United, Early Music Vancouver and the
UBC School of Music
Generously supported by Bryan and Gail Atkins