East meets West, and a world premiere

Join the UBC Symphony Orchestra for an evening of classic and contemporary repertoire, including works by Gustav Mahler, Tsang-Houei Hsu, and the world premiere of Slippages, a thrilling improvisational work based on the graphic scores of renowned artist Deborah Carruthers. 

“slippages” is a synthesis of material from researchers at the University of British Columbia  (UBC) regarding the physical, anthropological, and philosophical properties  of glaciers. Deborah Carruthers (2017-18 Wall Institute Artist-in-Residence) and Maestro Jonathan Girard (Wall Scholar for 2018-2019), together with the 110-member UBC Symphony Orchestra, will present a structured improvisational sonic piece and produce a complementary video work with Edmonton-based artist Sydney Lancaster. This video is intended to be viewed from above the orchestra and will be presented to the audience as part of the performance.

A painting-based installation is also planned for the Chan Centre atrium; a 80” x 120” macro view of glacial ice. 

Banner illustration: Deborah Carruthers



UBC Symphony Orchestra
Katherine Ciesinski mezzo-soprano
J. Patrick Raftery tenor
Jonathan Girard conductor
Tsang-Houei Hsu The Splendid Universe, Chinese Festival Overture, Op. 18
Deborah Carruthers Slippages (world premiere)
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Presented by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies


Oct. 5th at 7:30 pm
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts


$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office or call 604-822-269.

FREE Rush Tickets for UBC Students available at the Chan Centre Ticket Office, starting two hours before the performance. Valid UBC Student ID required.