The Chan Centre at 20

In the 20 years since it opened, in 1997, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has inspired generations of talented young musicians to achieve their professional goals as musicians. Many dozens of UBC Music students have parlayed their experiences at the Chan into successful national and international careers. Explore UBC School of Music's long and vibrant relationship with the Chan Centre in the slideshow above.

Mozart – Requiem & Chatman – A Song of Joys

In honour of the 20th anniversary of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC Choirs and Symphony Orchestra perform Mozart's Requiem and Stephen Chatman's A Song of Joys on April 8th, 2017. With Drs. Graeme Langager and Jonathan Girard, conductors. Full event details here

Note: The performance begins at the 30:30 mark.

Arts on Air: An opera classic and teaching Indigenous texts

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin was actually written for students, according to Hermiston, and not only demonstrates the lead characters’ singing strengths but also that of the chorus. Arts on Air spoke with some students about their characters, how they came to opera, and what it feels like to use their bodies as their instruments.

UBC Opera Thanks David Spencer Trustees

Kallie Clayton (Master's Student), Sheldon Baxter (BMus'14, MMus'15), and Alireza Mojibian (BMus'15, Master's Student) describe the amazing opportunities afforded to students in the UBC Opera Program, all thanks to the generous contribution from the David Spencer Endowment Encouragement Foundation.

Mahler - Symphony No. 2 Finale - "Resurrection"

Jonathan Girard conducts the UBC Symphony Orchestra and the UBC Choirs with Laura Widgett, soprano and Katie Miller, mezzo-soprano in a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" on April 11, 2015 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

UBC Contemporary Players: Concert at the Belkin, April 8, 2016

Led by Directors Corey Hamm and Paolo Bortolussi with support from Aaron Graham, this graduate and undergraduate student ensemble from the UBC School of Music animate the Gallery for an afternoon program celebrating themes from the exhibition "Lalakenis / All Directions: A Journey of Truth and Unity" (January 16-April 17, 2016) Programme: Aram Bajakian, 5 Martyrs (2015) 2:05 - Introduction 2:05 1.

Schubert - Symphony No. 9

Come hear the final instalment of ninth symphonies by the UBC Symphony Orchestra on April 9th! This Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8PM experience Schubert's epic Symphony No. 9 in our final performance of 9th Symphonies this season! The programme will also feature violinist and ‪#‎UBC‬ Concerto Winner Melody Yuan performing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.

Mark Anderson discusses Julius Röntgen

Mark Anderson's recording of Röntgen solo piano music can be purchased here: Mark Anderson discusses his latest recording project, the piano music of Julius Röntgen in the Concert Hall of the Nimbus Foundation. Recorded, edited and produced at Wyastone Leys, the home of Nimbus Records. © 2016 Wyastone Estate Ltd.

Prof. Eve Poudrier talks about music and cognition

Professor Eve Poudrier from the UBC School of Music has a background in music theory from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Throughout her academic career she has been drawn to the use of polymeter - the layering of different beats in one piece of music - in various musical genres. This research led to her interest in music and cognition, where she studies how listeners experience music and the cognitive systems that trigger these emotional reactions. She will be introducing a new course at UBC next Fall based on this research interest, which will be cross listed between the UBC School of Music and the Cognitive Systems Program. Eve Poudrier sat down with Ira discuss all this and more!