Hot Sheet for the week of July 3, 2019

“Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.” ~ Herbie Hancock

Hot Sheet Returns in the Fall

This is the last Hot Sheet of the 2018–19 season. We now break for the summer and will return in the fall. Stay tuned!

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Jun 24–July 3
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute 2019
The VSO Institute at UBC welcomes conducting residents to work with Maestros Otto Tausk and Jonathan Girard. Following the VSOI, conducting residents will continue to the UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival.

Wed Jul 3
Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute Concert
Maestro Otto Tausk conductor
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges – March
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
More info | Tickets

UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival
Jonathan Girard, Artistic Director

Mon July 8
UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival
Featuring Conducting Fellows: Monica Chen (BMus'17), Tak Shun Chiu, Zane Kistner (MMus student), and Caleb Wenzel.
Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Sibelius, and more.
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre.
Info & repertoire

Wed July 10
UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival
UBC Chamber Orchestra | Jonathan Girard conductor
Featuring the 1st Place Winner from the VSOI Concerto Competition
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (Mvts. iii & iv.) — Adrian Hsieh cello
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
Tickets: $8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre.
More info

Watch video | Jonathan Girard leads the UBC Chamber Orchestra in a performance at the Chan Centre at the inaugural UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival in July 2018.

On the Horizon

Many concerts for you to enjoy this summer... at the School, and Beyond the Gates!

JULY

Fri Jul 12
UBC Summer Vocal Workshop
Solo Recital
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Sat Jul 20
UBC Summer Vocal Workshop
Scenes of Love and Betrayal
11:00 am, Old Auditorium
FREE
More information
Presented by UBC Summer Vocal Workshop.

AUGUST

Jul 30–Aug 9
Vancouver Bach Festival
Presented by Early Music Vancouver, the Vancouver Bach Festival is a superb series of concerts featuring guest artists from all over the world. Concerts are held downtown at Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St) and at the Chan Centre.
Info & full festival schedule

Thu Aug 1
Fauré Requiem
Leslie Dala (MMus’96) music director, Vancouver Bach Choir; Kathleen Allan (BMus’11), Bach Festival Chamber Choir Director; Danielle Sampson soprano; Sumner Thompson baritone; Christina Hutten organ
7:30 pm (Pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm), Christ Church Cathedral
Tickets & info

Tue Aug 6
Bach Clavierübung III – The Organ Mass
Alexander Weimann organ
Excerpts from J.S. Bach's Clavier-Übung including Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 552.
1:00 pm (Pre-concert talk at 12:45 pm), Christ Church Cathedral
Tickets & info

Wed Aug 7
Before Bach: 17th Century Music for Strings & Winds
Parnassus Musicus: Music of the Austrian Habsburgs
La Modestine
Capella Borealis — Alex Fisher, Jeremy Berkman, Ellen Marple (BMus’08, MMus’10), Nathan Wilkes (DMA’97) sackbuts
1:00 pm (Pre-concert talk at 12:15 pm), Christ Church Cathedral
Tickets & info

Fri Aug 9
Purcell Hail Bright Cecilia
Alexander Weimann, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Suzie LeBlanc soprano, Dorothee Mieldssoprano, Alex Potter counter-tenor, Samuel Boden tenor, Sumner Thompson baritone, Matthew Brook bass-baritone
7:30 pm (Pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm), Chan Centre
Tickets & info

August 2019
Blueridge Chamber Music Festival
Blueridge Chamber Music Festival offers innovative programming, dazzling artists, and unforgettable performances in an idyllic summer setting.
Info & full festival schedule at blueridgechamber.org | Tickets & festival passes

Aug 15 & 16
Brahmsiana ft. Erato Ensemble
Dory Hayley (BMus'01) soprano, Melanie Adams mezzo-soprano
Will George tenor, Paolo Bortolussi flute
Alejandro Ochoa piano, Jeremy Chaulk piano
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52
Mendez BURSZTYN VI: Minimaquina III
Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25
Aug 15 at 7:00 pm, Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver
Aug 16 at 7:00 pm, Orpheum Annex
Tickets & info

Aug 17 & 18
Choose Your Own Chamber Party
Dory Hayley (BMus'01) soprano, Paolo Bortolussi flute, Yuel Yawney violin
Isabelle Roland viola, Sungyong Lim cello, Alejandro Ochoa piano
Jeremy Chaulk piano, Manuel Laufer piano
Choose-your-own-adventure chamber music party!
Aug 17 at 7:00 pm, Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver
Aug 18 at 7:00 pm, Orpheum Annex
Tickets & info


Aug 26 & Sept 2
Bard on the Beach
Opera & Arias: Verdi and More!
UBC Opera Ensemble
Vancouver Opera Orchestra | Nancy Hermiston director | Leslie Dala conductor
Gorgeous opera favourites including excerpts from Verdi’s La Traviata and Rigoletto, along with a selection of French opera highlights from Manon Lescaut, Tales of Hoffman, Lakmé, and Carmen.
Four performances at BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park:
Mon Aug 26 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Mon Sept 2 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Tickets & info

Kudos

Several UBC Music students won prizes at the 2019 Canadian Music Competition. Congrats!

Shirley Cha (BMus'19) — Gold (Piano: 21 years old)
Markus Masaites (BMus student) — Silver (Piano: 19 years old)
Amanda Andrishak (BMus student) — Bronze (Piano: 21 years old)

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall)
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road
Alumni Centre: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd

Hot Sheet for the week of June 17, 2019

“Now cheer up, both of you,
do you hear the musicians?” ~ Don Giovanni (Act I, Scene V)

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Jun 20 – 23 | Mozart Don Giovanni
UBC Opera Ensemble | Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra    
Leslie Dala (MMus'96) conductor Nancy Hermiston director
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  Available at ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725. More info | Buy tickets

Tue Jun 25
Variations on an Unoriginal Theme: Music for Two Pianos
Mark Anderson piano | Michelle Mares piano
Reinecke Variations on a Sarabande by J.S. Bach, Op. 24
Röntgen Variations on a Theme by Ludwig van Beethoven
Reinecke Andante and Variations, Op. 6
Röntgen Variations on a Theme by César Franck
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56b
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
Free admission | More info

Student recitals
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Special Offer
OPERA DINNERS AT SAGE
Dinner is available for purchase for the performances of Don Giovanni on June 20, 21 and 23 at UBC's Sage Restaurant, steps from the Rose Garden Parkade.
A delicious three-course meal with coffee and tea is only $39.50 including tax and gratuity. Dinners will be served at 5:30 pm for both evening and matinee performances.
Book your meal now
Call the box office at 604-822-6725 or email ubcopera.tickets@ubc.ca.

Beyond the Gates

Mon Jul 1
Vancouver Legacy Jazz Orchestra
Performers include Fred Stride piano/directorSharman King trombone, and several alumni.
VLJO is back with the second series of the "All Canadian Composers" program!
1:00 pm (doors at 12:00 pm), Pat's Pub & Brewhouse, 403 East Hastings
$20 Adult, $15 Student
More info

On the Horizon

Jun 24 – July 3
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at UBC
The VSO Institute at UBC welcomes conducting residents to work with Maestros Otto Tausk and Jonathan Girard. Following the VSOI, conducting residents will continue to the UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival.

Wed Jul 3
Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute Concert
Maestro Otto Tausk conductor
Mussorgsky (Orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges – March
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
More info | Tickets

UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival
Jonathan Girard, Artistic Director
 July 2019 marks the second annual UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival, an exciting opportunity for musicians who are participating in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at UBC (VSOI) to continue their orchestral experience in Vancouver on UBC's stunning campus. 

Mon July 8
UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival
Led by the Conducting Fellows
Repertoire TBA
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre.
More info

Wed July 10
UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival
UBC Chamber Orchestra | Jonathan Girard conductor
Featuring the 1st Place Winner from the VSOI Concerto Competition
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”
Plus standard concerto and orchestral overture repertoire
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
Tickets: $8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre.
More info

Watch video | What makes Don Giovanni relevant today? Here are the stars of UBC Opera's new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni to tell you!

Kudos

Nicole Linaksita (BMus/BSc'16) won First Prize at the prestigious 2019 Canadian Music Stepping Stone Competition. The win comes with a cash prize of $10,000. In addition, she won the prize for Best Interpretation of the Canadian Work and $1,000.

Orchid Ensemble's CD From A Dream, featuring works by Dorothy Chang, and Farshid Samandari (MMus’07, DMA’14) was nominated for an Independent Music Award for Most Eclectic CD.

Cris Derksen (BMus’07) was nominated for a 2019 Jessie Award for Sound Design/Original Score for the production Kamloopa. The awards ceremony will take place on July 15, 2019.

Elizabeth Knudson (MMus’06) was awarded a tie for first place (tied with Allan Bevan) in Chor Leoni’s C4 Competition for her work Ere Sleep Comes Down. She was awarded a Barbara Pentland Award of Excellence for Outstanding Composition. More info

The Vancouver Opera Guild Awards Committee awarded a $6,000 Career Development Grant for 2019 to Nicole Joanne Brooks (BMus’14, MMus’17).

Ramsey Sadaka (DMA student) won the 2019 Student Composer Competition Award presented by the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan).

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra recognized UBC School of MusicUBC Opera EnsembleUniversity Singers and several faculty and alumni involved with the orchestra as "VSO Symphony Heroes" for their exemplary contributions as part of the VSO 100 celebration on June 11, 2019.

MMus Composition student and pianist John Stetch released a new album entitled Black Sea Suite (Live) on May 1, 2019. Listen here.

Hot Sheet Summer Schedule
The Hot Sheet will be sent every other week. One more edition will appear at the start of July, and then we will break for the summer.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall)
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road
Alumni Centre: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd

Hot Sheet for the week of June 3, 2019

“When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don’t even notice.” ~Sarah Vaughan

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Thu Jun 6
Canadian Music Society (MusCan) Conference Concert
The Nu:BC Collective and Friends

Paolo Bortolussi flute, Liam Hockley (MMus’13, DMA’19) clarinet
Jasper Wood violinEric Wilson celloCorey Hamm piano
Aaron Graham (MMus’16, DMA student) percussionJonathan Girard conductor
Maggie Lu (BMus student) Impromptu
Leslie Opatril (MMus student) Rondette
Lauro Pecktor Zefiro Miniatures
Brian Garbet (MMus'13) Antimatter Manifesto
Hanna Kim I Dreamt the Snow Road Was Swept Clear
Ramsey Sadaka (DMA student) ...like evening rain clouds…
Aaron Graham (MMus’16, DMA student) Sleeping Bear
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
Free admission | More info
Presented by the Canadian University Music Society and the UBC School of Music. This concert features contemporary Canadian compositions selected from the 2019 Call for Scores and Student Composer Competition.

Student recitals
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Beyond the Gates

Sun Jun 9
St Philip’s Chamber Music Series
Bach's Orchestral Suites
Paolo Bortolussi flute
Bach Orchestral Suite #2
Mozart Flute Quartet in D
Mendelssohn String Quartet
Performers include Nancy DiNovo, Isabelle Roland, and Brian Mix.
Admission by donation at the door.
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, St. Philips Anglican Church, 3737 W 27th Ave
More info

Watch video | Let's talk costumes! Here's a look behind the scenes of UBC Opera'supcoming production of Mozart's Don Giovanni!  | BUY TICKETS

On the Horizon

Jun 20 – 23 | Mozart Don Giovanni
UBC Opera Ensemble | Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra    
Norbert Baxa conductor Nancy Hermiston director
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  Available at ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725. More info | Buy tickets

Special Offer
OPERA DINNERS AT SAGE
Enjoy dinner and a UBC Opera performance in our beautiful Arts and Culture District at the north end of campus. Indulge in fresh, modern West Coast cuisine at UBC's Sage Restaurant, steps from the Rose Garden Parkade. Dinner is available for purchase for the performances of Don Giovanni on June 20, 21 and 23.
A delicious three-course meal with coffee and tea is only $39.50 including tax and gratuity. Dinners will be served at 5:30 pm for both evening and matinee performances.
Book your meal now
Call the box office at 604-822-6725 or email ubcopera.tickets@ubc.ca.

In case you missed it:
Inside the Brain of an Opera Singer

UBC Opera and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health embark on the Wall Opera Project, an exciting interdisciplinary study of how opera training sculpts the brain.
Read more

Kudos

CD Review
"Great commitment and big musical gestures" ~ UBC Music faculty member Mark Anderson’s recently-released CD Julius Röntgen: Piano Music 4 was reviewed by the Dutch publication Trouw. Read the review and translation here. Listen to the CD here.

Hot Sheet Summer Schedule
The Hot Sheet will be sent every other week until the end of June.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall)
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road
Alumni Centre: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd

Hot Sheet for the week of May 21, 2019

“Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” ~ Nora Ephron

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Wed May 22   
Baccalaureate Concert
An eclectic collection of repertoire from Mozart to Gershwin, highlighting the performers of UBC Music's graduating class. Includes a special guest appearance by UBC President Santa J. Ono who will be playing cello in one of the chamber groups.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre       
FREE | Full list of repertoire & performers

Student recitals
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Beyond the Gates

Wed May 22
The Jean Coulthard Readings
Named in honour of one of BC’s most beloved composers, the Jean Coulthard Readings give emerging BC composers an invaluable opportunity to have their work read by a professional orchestra. This year, six orchestral works have been selected. Participating composers have received a part preparation seminar with VSO Music Librarians, and will take part in a follow-up masterclass with the Vancouver Symphony’s Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock.
Mark Marinic (MMus'19) Stirring Ashes & Stars
Robert Humber (MMus'19) wreckhouse
D.I. Danny Choi (BMus student) Korea Suite No. 1 (Walk Through Gyeongbokgung)
Leslie Opatril (MMus student) A Blurry Walk
Jaelem Bhate (BMus’17, MMus'19) Natcitlaneh
Henry From Isle of Pic
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Orpheum
Free admission | More info

May 22, 23, 26
VSO Chamber Players
Performers include Larry Knopp principal trumpet & Peder MacLellan principal tuba
Oskar Böhme Sextet for Brass
Marcus Goddard Solus
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
May 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall
May 26 at 2:00 pm, Pyatt Hall
Tickets & info


Sat May 25
Scandinavian Treasures: Songs of the North
Vancouver Cantata Singers
A Nordic journey exploring choral music from Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway, featuring works by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Mia Makaroff, Gisli Magnason, Per Nørgård, and a premiere performance of Metsä by Vancouver composer Alan Matheson, set to Riina Tamm’s beautiful poem Woods.
Pre-concert talk with Alan Matheson at 6:45pm
7:30 pm, Scandinavian Cultural Centre
Tickets & info


Sat May 25
Hard Rubber Orchestra: New York Heavies
Hard Rubber Orchestra includes several UBC Music faculty and alumni.
Showcasing new works by two of New York’s most exciting Canadian composers, Darcy James Argue and Harry Stafylakis, as well as music by John Korsrud (BMus'89).
8:00 pm, Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
Tickets & info

Thu May 30
Sound of Dragon Ensemble meets Melody of China
World premiere of new commissions from Dorothy Chang, works by Mark Armanini (BMus’81, MMus’84), and more.
7:00 PM, Western Front
Tickets & info

In case you missed it:


Forces to be reckoned with

Regular Force musicians Katrina Bligh (BMus’09) and Tony Taylor (MMus’18) talk about their careers in the Canadian Armed Forces and why they love it.
Read more

On the Horizon

Jun 20 – 23
Mozart Don Giovanni

UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra    
Norbert Baxa conductor
Nancy Hermiston director
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
Sun 2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available at ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725.
More info

Kudos

New Albums

Flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor (BMus'95, DMA'12) released his album, Lutalica (Redshift Records), on April 26, 2019. The album was engineered, edited and mastered by Don Harder (BMus’78) and features the composition Wrenegade by Nova Pon (MMus’15, DMA student). "Lutalica" is described as "The part of one’s identity that doesn’t fit into categories" (n., Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows).
Read more | Listen

Thomas Beckman viola (MMus'16) released and produced an album entitled Life in the Universe (Redshift Records), which was created to accompany a 25 minute video assembled by the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. The video examines the various parts of the known universe likely to harbour life, as well as the elements necessary for the origination of life. The main motif ‘A-A-C’ serves as a cryptogram for the element H20 (H-O-O), one of the most vital ingredients for organic life."
Read more | Listen

Watch video | The Life in the Universe show was written by Thomas Beckman(MMus'16) for the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre's 50th anniversary. This video was compiled by the Space Centre's planetarium staff.

Scholarship Winners

Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Scholarships / Johann Strauss Foundation
Alyssa Samson voice (BMus student) – $5000
Amanda Andrishak piano (BMus student) – $5000
Rachel Park voice (BMus student) – $5000

Joseph and Melitta Kandler Scholarship for Advanced Music Study
Matthew McLellan voice (MMus student) – $3000
Read more

2019 Stars of Vancouver

Classical Music Ensemble
3rd Place — Turning Point Ensemble
Opera/Choral Group
3rd Place — UBC Opera
Read more

Hot Sheet Summer Schedule

The Hot Sheet will be sent every other week until the end of June.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall)
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road
Alumni Centre: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd

Hot Sheet for the week of May 6, 2019

"Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony?" ~ Leonardo DaVinci

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Student recitals
Our student recitals season is winding down! Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar
Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. 

Beyond the Gates

Mon May 6
Music Monday
In celebration of MUSIC EDUCATION, musicians from schools across the region were led by Maestro Adam Jonathan Con with special guest Kelly (Green) Peterson, widow of Oscar Peterson and Rob Fleming (BC Minister of Education). With welcome remarks by Christin Reardon MacLellan and Angela Elster.
12:00 pm, BC Legislature steps, Victoria
Read more about Music Monday | News article

Tue May 7
Tuesday Morning with Michael Murray organ
Works by LanglaisBuxtehudeDupréTallis, Howells, PraetoriusCormier, and Bach.
11:00 am, Central Presbyterian Church
Admission by donation | Event info
Presented by Central Presbyterian Church.

Thu May 9
Carmen in New York
A re-imagining of Bizet’s Carmen for jazz orchestra
45th Avenue Jazz Band
Jaelem Bhate (BMus'17, MMus student) conductor & composer
With guest pianist John Stetch (MMus student)
Mussorgsky (arr. Fred StrideNight on Bald Mountain
Gershwin (arr. Gordon Goodwin) Rhapsody in Blue
8:00 pm, Telus Theatre at the Chan Centre
$20 Adults | $17 Seniors/Students
Tickets & info | Facebook event

May 9, 10, 12 & 13
Vetta Chamber Music: Take 5
Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet, Joan Blackman violin
David Gillham violin, David Harding viola
Eugene Osadchy cello, Paula Kiffner cello
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
Schubert Cello Quintet in C major, D 956
May 9 at 2:00 pm & May 10 at 7:30 pm, West Point Grey United Church
May 12 at 2:00 pm, Pyatt Hall
May 13 at 7:30 pm, Art Spring, Salt Spring Island
Tickets & info
Presented by Vetta Chamber Music.

Sat May 11
Vancouver Symphony
Musically Speaking: Tragic Love: Wagner & Prokofiev
Otto Tausk conductor, Jeanette Jonquill clarinetJulia Lockhart bassoon
Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Strauss Duet Concertino for Clarinet & Bassoon
Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet Suite (arranged by Otto Tausk)
8:00 pm, Orpheum
Tickets & info at vancouversymphony.ca

May 11 & 12
Turning Point Ensemble: Sounds Unheard
Experience Canadian/Tajik composer Farangis Nurulla-Khoja's music in-depth through a portrait concert, which showcases Phantasmagoria (percussion concerto) performed by Olaf Tzschoppe & Turning Point Ensemble and Un Voyageurfor solo trombone, performed by Jeremy Berkman.
Sat May 11, 2:00 pm & Sun May 12, 7:30 pm, Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
Tickets & info

Sat May 18
Cappella Borealis: Introducing the Sackbut
Alex FisherJeremy BerkmanEllen Marple (BMus’08, MMus’10), Nathan Wilkes (DMA’97) sackbuts, with special guest Chuck Colburn cornetto
The ensemble will perform compositions from the Renaissance and Baroque eras and discuss the historical evolution of the sackbut and how it differs from its modern counterpart.
7:00 pm, St. Anselm's Anglican Church
Presented by Early Music Vancouver.
More info

Sat May 18
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Amoroso
For Jocelyn Morlock’s final Symphony at the Annex concert as VSO Composer-in-Residence, she reveals her musical inspirations through composers and works particularly meaningful to her. Music by Kaija Saariaho, Nikolai Korndorf, W.A. Mozart, and two of Morlock’s own pieces complete this musical “autobiography.”
7:30 pm, Orpheum Annex
Presented by Vancouver Symphony.
Tickets & info

Sat May 18
Further Series: The Alan Matheson Septet
Alan Matheson/Riina Tamm Avamaa [“Open Land”]
Plus works by Craig Day, Thomas Houlden, Adri Lake, Caralyn Taylor, and more.
7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall
Info & tickets
Presented by Vancouver Pro Musica.

New Faces

Meet Dr. T. Patrick Carrabré, UBC School of Music's new director. An internationally renowned composer, teacher, and media personality, Dr. Carrabré will assume the role starting July 1st, 2019. 

The UBC School of Music is pleased to announce that Marina Thibeault will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, beginning in the 2019–20 academic year.
Read more
 

In case you missed it

Watch video | UBC Symphony Orchestra performed Stravinsky, Berlioz & Britten (featuring D’Arcy Blunston soprano, 2019 UBC Concerto Competition winner) on April 6, 2019 at the Chan Centre.

On the Horizon

Wed May 22   
Baccalaureate Concert
An eclectic collection of repertoire from Mozart to Gershwin, highlighting the performers of UBC Music's graduating class. Includes a special guest appearance by UBC President Santa J. Ono performing cello in one of the chamber groups.
8:00 pm, Chan Centre       
FREE | Read more

Kudos

WCMA Classical Artist / Ensemble of the Year

  • Turning Point Ensemble — Jeremy BerkmanIngrid ChiangAK Coope (BMus'90), Brenda Fedoruk, and Vern Griffiths.

  • Vancouver Chamber Choir — Performers include several UBC Music alumni.

  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra — concertmaster Karl Stobbe (BMus’94)

WCMA Classical Composer of the Year

  • Farshid Samandari (MMus’07, DMA’14)

WCMA Jazz Artist of the Year

  • Hard Rubber Orchestra: Artistic director & composer John Korsrud (BMus’89), performers Alan MathesonJeremy Berkman, and Dennis Esson, composers Keith HamelBob PritchardFred Stride, and many UBC Music alumni.

Read the full list of UBC Music nominees.

VOX Competition Results

Two UBC Music alumnae won prizes at Vancouver Opera's VOX Competition held on April 26:
2nd prize: Ana Toumine soprano (BMus’12)
3rd prize: Elizabeth Harris soprano (BMus’16, MMus’18)

Congratulations, everyone!

Hot Sheet Summer Schedule

The Hot Sheet will be sent every other week until the end of June.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall)
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road
Alumni Centre: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd

Hot Sheet for the week of Apr. 24, 2019

“With the coming of spring, I am calm again.” ~ Gustav Mahler

This week (and next) from the stages of UBC Music

Thu Apr 25
Tunes at Noon
UBC Music Initiative (AMS Student Club)
Leon Wang saxophone, Chow Chung Yan guitar, and Ervin Wong piano perform classical and pop favorites.
12:00 noon, Alumni Centre
FREE
 | Info & repertoire
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students, alumni, and more. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy. Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Sun May 5
75 Years of Friendship | Mexico-Canada Concert
Featuring works by Mexican and Canadian Composers
Chroma Cuartet — Ilya Ivanov violin, Carlos Quijano violin, Felix Alanis viola, Manuel Cruz cello
Guitar Duet — Alec Pearson and Luis Angel Medina (BMus’16)
2:30 pm (doors open at 2pm), Barnett Hall
FREE - donations accepted at the door | More info
Presented by Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver with support from UBC School of Music.

Student recitals

Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Beyond the Gates

Fri Apr 26
Whistler Cantando Music Festival
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Robert Taylor conductor
Valerie Whitney hornLarry Knopp trumpet
Jeremy Berkman tromboneJose Franch-Ballester clarinet
Bach, arr. Hunsberger Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Bassi, arr. Laurendeau Concert Fantasia on Motives from “Rigoletto”
Mussorgsky, arr. Lavender Pictures at an Exhibition  
Michael Martin Hereafter Calls
More info

Apr 27 – May 5 
Vancouver Opera Festival: Fairy Tales and Fables
Faust | La Cenerentola | The River of Light | and more
Featuring UBC Music alumni Simone McIntosh, Simone OsborneScott RumbleNicole Joanne Brooks, Melanie Krueger, Elena Razlog,  Leslie Dala, and Kathleen Allan, original compositions by alumni Lesley Sutherland and Benton Roark, plus several UBC Music faculty performing in the Vancouver Opera Orchestra (Brenda FedorukIngrid ChiangJames Littleford, Jeremy Berkman, and Sharman King). Festival tickets & info

Apr 28 – May 4 · Vancouver Opera Festival · CBC Chamber Music Series
Five short performances of chamber music inspired by fairy tales and fables. Featuring musicians from the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and invited guests, including Standing Wave, plus UBC Music alumni Nicole Joanne BrooksTina Chang, Rebecca ClarkeLeslie DalaRachel Fenlon, Leah Field, Robyn Driedger-KlassenNicole Linaksita, and Scott Rumble.
Various dates and times, CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton St | Tickets & info
Presented by Vancouver Opera.

SUBCLASS: Andrea Wong demonstrates CHIMIRA

Watch video | Ever seen an interactive mixing board made out of kids' toys? UBC student Andrea Wong combined Duplo blocks, a webcam, code, plus a ton of ingenuity to create CHIMIRA, the latest innovation from our Music & Tech program.

Kudos

Pianist Nicole Linaksita (BSc/BMus’16) won third prize in the prestigious Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. The award comes with a cash prize of $1,500. Also competing in the final round, Megan Thibeault (DMPS'18) won a finalist prize of $1,000. Congratulations to Nicole and Megan!

UBC Music alumnae Elizabeth Harris soprano (BMus’16, MMus’18) and Ana Toumine soprano (BMus’12) are finalists in Vancouver Opera’s VOX Competition. Contestants compete for the grand prize in front of a live audience and panel of six esteemed judges including J. Patrick RafteryJudith Forst (BMus’65, DLitt’91), and Leslie Dala (MMus’96). Hosted by CBC’s Sylvia L’Ecuyer. Congratulations and good luck to Elizabeth and Ana!

Fri Apr 26 · VOX Competition
5:30 pm (cocktail reception), 6:30 pm (live competition), Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tickets: $65, voxvo.ca

Bon voyage!

Apr 26 – May 6   
UBC Choirs in Italy
University Singers to sing at the Vatican
Join us in wishing the University Singers a safe journey, and once-in-a-lifetime musical experiences, as they embark on a 10-day performance tour through Italy. Among the highlights will be feature performances at St. Peter’s in the Vatican, St. Mark’s in Venice, and the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Hot Sheet Summer Schedule

The Hot Sheet will be sent every other week until the end of June.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall)
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road
Alumni Centre: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd

Hot Sheet for the week of Apr. 15, 2019

"Electronics aren't a style or a kind of music any more than a piano is. They're a way of making sounds."
~ Laurie Spiegelcomposer and software engineer

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Wed Apr 17
Bang! Festival
Electroacoustic music
Interactive Computer Music · 12:00 noon
Computer music generated in real time using the Max/MSP/Jitter programming language, with up to 8 channels of surround sound.
Capstone Presentations · 2:00 pm
Students present demos of their research projects for the Minor in Applied Music Technology. This semester the projects include a 3D-printed violin with wireless sensors, a study of LEDs and synesthetic colours for music, a glove that controls vocal effects in heavy metal music, a remapped percussion controller, a colour-controlled synthesizer/sequencer, and a wireless head-mounted audio controller for Virtual Reality.
Bang! Festival Concert · 7:30 pm
Interactive multi-channel, multimedia works by the UBC Laptop Orchestra, featuring interactive dance, gesture and music controlling audio, video, and theatre lighting.
Location: Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Thu Apr 18
Tunes at Noon
Tangeando Guitar Duo
Luis Medina guitar (BMus’16)
Alec Pearson guitar (MMus’14)
Works by Brouwer, Piazzolla, Pujol, Machado, Bach, and Moreno-Torroba.
12:00 noon, Alumni Centre
FREE
 | Info & repertoire
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Apr 18
Horns of UBC
Valerie Whitney Studio Recital
Works by Bach, Humperdinck, Stanhope, Shaw, and more.
7:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Student recitals
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Beyond the Gates

Wed Apr 17
Jaelem Bhate Jazz Orchestra
On the Edge Album Release Concert
“Lyrical and intense” with a “unique and highly effective [compositional] voice” (Canadian Music Centre), composer, bandleader, and conductor Jaelem Bhate (BMus'17, MMus student) releases his anticipated debut album. Produced by UBC Music faculty member Fred Stride, On the Edgefeatures Jaelem's original works for jazz orchestra.
8:00 pm, Frankie’s Jazz Club, 755 Beatty St
$15 | Tickets & info | Facebook event
Presented by Vancouver Coastal Jazz & Blues Society.

What does a 3D-printed violin sound like?

Watch video | For his SUBCLASS capstone project, violinist Daniel Tsui (BMus student) created the "Force Touch Gesturally Activated Augmented Violin". See his project and much more at the Bang! Festival on Apr 17 in Barnett Hall.

Playlist: "Spring"

Inspired by the coming of spring, Assistant Professor of Voice J. Patrick Raftery shares some of his favourite opera performances, from Hermann Prey performing Sonntag, to Pilar Lorengar as Marietta in Die Tote Stadt, to the great Bulgarian baritone Nicolai Ghiaurov as King Philip in Verdi's Don Carlos.
Listen to the playlist
 

Kudos

The Genesis Trio was selected for the Carnegie Hall Ensemble Connect Engagement Intensive program. BMus students Jonathan López clarinetNina Weber viola, and Markus Masaites piano will travel to New York this June for an eight-day chamber music intensive with leading artists and instructors.

BMus student Danny Choi won the 2019 Canadian Band Association Howard Cable Memorial Prize in Composition for Remembrance, his work for wind ensemble. Listen here.

Emily Logan (DMA student) was recently named as the first recipient of the Green College Music Laureate Award. The award is is for two years of dedicated musical contributions to Green College and came with a prize of $500.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall)
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road
Alumni Centre: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd

Hot Sheet for the week of Apr. 8, 2019

“Don't play what's there; play what's not there.” ~ Miles Davis 

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Mon Apr 8
UBC Composers’ Concerts
New works by John Stetch, Frederick Lau, Greg Andersen, D.I. Danny Choi, Iván Salazar González, Jackson Bell, and Morten Yu.
7:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Repertoire & performers

Thu Apr 11
Tunes at Noon
John Stetch piano (MMus student)
Jazz standards, show tunes, transcriptions of classical works, original compositions by John Stetch, and more.
12:00 noon, Alumni Centre
FREE
 | Info & repertoire
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Student recitals
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Beyond the Gates

Thu Apr 11
Chan Centre Presents: Cristina Pato Quartet
Cristina Pato is a musical force to be reckoned with. A master of the gaita (Galician bagpipes), her sophisticated sound skirts the boundaries of jazz, classical, folk, and world music. 

  • Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby. April 11 ChanFare is composed by UBC Music student Michael Kirchmayerand performed by Thunderbird Brass (Matheus Moraes trumpetSilas Friesen trumpetKristin Ranshaw hornKevin Jackson trombone & Takami Hayashi tuba)ChanFares are commissioned by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. They are written and performed by students from the UBC School of Music.

Main concert: 8:00 pm, Chan Centre
Tickets & info

Fri Apr 12
Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet
Julia Nolan soprano saxophone | Kris Covlin alto and tenor saxophones | David Branter alto & tenor saxophones Colin MacDonald (BMus'93) baritone saxophone | with special guest: Shirley Diamond alto saxophone
Music by Peter Hannan, Fred Stride, and others.
8:00 pm, VCC Auditorium, Broadway Campus
Tickets & info
Presented by the VCC Faculty Concert Series.

Sat Apr 13
Vancouver Symphony Spring Festival: Music & Power
Visions of Joy: Beethoven's 9th
Otto Tausk conductor
University Singers & Choral Union — Graeme Langager choral director
Ives The Unanswered Question | Beethoven Symphony No. 9
8:00 pm, Orpheum
Tickets & info
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony.

Sun Apr 14
Handel’s Coronation Anthems
Pacific Baroque Orchestra — Alexander Weimann music director
Vancouver Cantata Singers  Paula Kremer (BMus'94) VCS artistic director
Handel Coronation Anthems | Handel Ode to the Birthday of Queen Anne
3:00 pm, Chan Centre
Tickets & info
Presented by Early Music Vancouver.

Santa Sightings

Tue Apr 9
Music for a Spring Evening
Prof. Santa J. Ono cello, Sam Milner violinEmily Logan piano (DMA student)
Works by Arensky, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Chopin.
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Great Hall, Green College, UBC
RSVP Required
More info
Presented by Green College.

Kudos and Concert

Composer, bandleader and conductor Jaelem Bhate (BMus’17, MMus student) has released his debut album, On the Edge, featuring his original works for jazz orchestra. Produced by UBC Music faculty Fred Stride, the recording showcases local greats from the Vancouver jazz scene, including several UBC Music students, alumni and faculty. Listen here

Wed Apr 17
Jaelem Bhate Jazz Orchestra
On the Edge Album Release Concert
8:00 pm, Frankie’s Jazz Club
$15 | Tickets & info | Facebook event
Presented by Vancouver Coastal Jazz & Blues Society.

In case you missed it

Watch video | UBC Choirs performed "One World" on April 5 at the Chan Centre.

On the Horizon

Wed Apr 17  
Bang! Festival
Electroacoustic music
Interactive Computer Music · 12:00 noon
Computer music generated in real time
Capstone Presentations · 2:00 pm
Students present demos of their research projects for the Minor in Applied Music Technology.
Bang! Festival Concert · 7:30 pm
Interactive multi-channel, multimedia works by the UBC Laptop Orchestra, featuring interactive dance, gesture and music controlling audio, video, and theatre lighting.
Location: Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

From wearable instruments to 3D-printed violins

Created eight years ago as a ‘laboratory where music meets technology,’ the Sonic UBC Laptop Sounds and Sensors Class has become a hothouse of innovation. | Read High Notes article
 

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road
Alumni Centre: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd

Hot Sheet for the week of Apr. 1, 2019

“The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.” ~ Agnes De Mille

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Apr 1–4
World Music Week
From West Africa to East Asia
Experience vibrant music from the School of Music’s African Dance, Korean Percussion, and Gamelan ensembles every day at noon.

Tue Apr 2   
UBC Korean Percussion Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
(or on the plaza if sunny)
FREE

Wed Apr 3   
UBC Gamelan Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall (or on the plaza if sunny)
FREE

Wed Apr 3    
Concert at the Belkin: Hexsa’a̱m
UBC Contemporary Players

Led by Paolo Bortolussi, the ensemble will present a program celebrating themes from the exhibition Hexsa’a̱m: To Be Here Always.
Works by Vivian Fung, Nicholas D. Falcone, Dorothy ChangRamsey Sadaka (DMA student), Michael Ducharme (MMus’16, DMA student), Leslie Opatril (MMus student), and Osvaldo Golijov.
2:00 pm, Belkin Art Gallery
FREE | Performers & repertoire
Image: Sara Siestreem: aretha franklin (1942-2018) reigns supreme, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Thu Apr 4   
UBC African Music and Dance Ensemble
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall (or on the plaza if sunny)
FREE

Thu Apr 4
Tunes at Noon
UBC AMS Chamber Music Club
Repertoire TBA
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd
FREE
 | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Fri Apr 5
Colloquium Series
Ève Poudrier (Assistant Professor, UBC) & Rémi Castonguay (Immagic/Lucidea, Richmond)
With Jiay Bao, Zerun Xiao, and Jasper Yoo
“Rhythmic Ambiguity in Popular Music, 1950–2000: Challenges and Prospects for Corpus Building and Text Analysis Using R”
3:00 pm, Room 400B (4th floor), Music Building
FREE | Info & abstract

Fri Apr 5
Trombone Masterclass with Graeme Mutchler
4:00 pm, Gessler Hall (Room 116)
FREE | More info

Fri Apr 5
UBC Choirs: One World
University Singers UBC Chamber Choir | Choral Union
Graeme Langager conductor
Steven Hamilton graduate student conductor
University Singers perform repertoire from their upcoming tour to Italy. Chamber Choir programme features music from around the globe.
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office.
More info

Sat Apr 6   
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Winner of the UBC Concerto Competition 2019
D’Arcy Blunston soprano*
Jonathan Girard conductor
Britten Les Illuminations de Rimbaud, Op. 18*
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Stravinsky Funeral Song, Op. 5 (recently rediscovered in 2015)
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre

Sun Apr 7   
Rachmaninoff Preludes
Piano students of Corey Hamm
Rachmaninoff Preludes (complete)
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE
Correction: the concert will occur at 2:00 pm (not 7pm as listed in the concert calendar)


Sun Apr 7
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble

2:00 pm, UBC Botanical Garden
$28 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Student
Reservations required. Visit ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725.

Mon Apr 8
UBC Composers’ Concerts
Program TBA
7:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Student recitals
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Watch video | The Balinese Gamelan ensemble performs Wednesday Apr 3  at noon as part of World Music Week. Free admission | Barnett Hall or on the plaza if sunny

Beyond the Gates

Fri Apr 5
Vancouver Symphony Spring Festival
Liberation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Otto Tausk conductor, 
Robyn Driedger Klassen (BMus’00) soprano, 
Eve-Lyn de la Haye soprano
, Tracy Cantin soprano
, UBC Opera Ensemble — Nancy Hermiston director
  
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wagner Götterdämmerung
8:00 pm, Orpheum
Info & tickets
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony.

Sun Apr 7
The Artist’s Corner
Vern Griffiths: Tour of my Percussion Corner
A fun family-friendly event with VSO Principal Percussionist and UBC Music faculty Vern Griffithsintroducing instruments in the percussion section to the audience.
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, VSO School of Music
$33/40 | More info
Presented by the VSO School of Music.

Kudos

Benjamin Hopkins (DMA student) advanced to the finals of The Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition held March 31, 2019 in New York. Read more

Aydan Con (BMus/BSc student) was awarded the Dean’s Outstanding Leadership Award for Contribution to the UBC Community and Beyond. The award was given at the Dean’s Reception for Graduating Student Leaders on March 25, 2019. Read more

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road

Hot Sheet for the week of Mar. 25, 2019

"My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require." ~ Edward Elgar

Early Music Month
It's the final week of Early Music Month! The UBC School of Music presents a program of exciting Early Music concerts and recitals — featuring some of Vancouver's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers. Read more

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Mar 26
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass & Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Mar 26
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Wed Mar 27
Wednesday Noon Hours: Friends in Low Places
David Brown bass & Jeremy Berkman trombone
with Christina Hutten harpsichord
Elgar’s wedding gift duet to a friend, and more.
Elgar Duett for Trombone and Double Bass 
Edward Top Together (2015)
Frescobaldi Selections from Arie Musicali, Book 1
Carmyn Slater (BMus student) The Encounter *
Carla Bley Lawns
Robert Humber (MMus student) The Ground Beneath Us *
Taylor Hall (BMus student) Night Tides *
Frederick Schipizky (BMus'74) Selections from Six Vignettes
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only) | Program info
*World Première
Note: Last Wednesday Noon Hours concert of the 2018–19 season!

Wed Mar 27   
UBC Early Music Ensembles
Bach Cantata Burlesque BWV 212
With soloists Jacob Gramit baritone (BMus'12) and Lucy Smith soprano(BMus'07)
Plus chamber music by Haydn, Leo, and others.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Wed Mar 27
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Thu Mar 28   
UBC Jazz Ensemble I
With guest soloist Chad Makela baritone saxophone
Thad Jones Tiptoe
Cole Porter (arr. Rob McConnell) Easy To Love
Bob Brookmeyer Celebration Suite: Jig, Slow Dance, Remembering, Two And
Eero Koivistoinen Cuckoo’s Nest
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Mar 28
Tunes at Noon: Micki Lee’s Trio
Micki-Lee Smith violin (BMus'18), Jacques Forest bass (BMus'18), James Dekker piano
Beloved fiddle tunes including celtic, bluegrass, swing, gypsy jazz, folk, country, and more.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
FREE
 | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Mar 28   
UBC Men’s and Women’s Choirs: Celebration
Demi ChaoTiffany ChenAndrea Ciona & Steven Hamilton graduate student conductors
Works by Veljo Tormis, The Arrogant Worms, Byron Smith, and more.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Info & repertoire

Fri Mar 29
UBC Early Music Ensembles
Bach Cantata Burlesque BWV 212
Performances by several chamber music groups.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info

Fri Mar 29
Art Song: Poetry, Sung and Played
Informal concert with short interactive commentaries. Graduate Song Interpretation students from UBC Opera, Voice, and Piano, facilitated by Prof. Rena Sharon.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Gessler Hall
FREE

Fri Mar 29
Colloquium Series: Michael Tenzer
"Narrowing the Aperture: Focus on Cyclic Music"
3:30 pm, Room 400B (4th floor), Music Building
FREE

Fri Mar 29
UBC Bands: Scenes VI
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
UBC Concert Winds

Robert Taylor conductor
Featuring Valerie Whitney hornLarry Knopp trumpetJeremy Berkman trombone
Norman Dello Joio Scenes from the Louvre
Michael Markowski City Trees
Bruce Carlson Toledo
Clifton Williams Symphonic Dance No. 3 “Fiesta”
John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Michael Martin Hereafter Calls
H. Owen Reed La Fiesta Mexicana (includes a Mariachi band led by UBC Music students Jonathan López and Matheus Moraes)
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre.

Fri Mar 29
Chamber Music Gamut
Some of the world’s most beautiful chamber music presented by fabulous young artists from the UBC School of Music Strings, Piano, Voice and Opera programs.
Music by Beethoven, Clarke, Brahms, Elgar, and more.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Info & repertoire

Sun Mar 31
Mark Anderson Studio Recital
Works from Bach to Bill Evans, including Bartok, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart and Rachmaninoff.
2:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | More info

Student recitals
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

World Music Week

April 1–4
World Music Week
From West Africa to East Asia
Experience vibrant music from the School of Music’s African Dance, Korean Percussion, and Gamelan ensembles every day at noon, April 1st to 4th, 2019. All events are free and take place at Roy Barnett Recital Hall and/or the plaza outside the School of Music building. More info

Beyond the Gates

Fri Mar 29
Tour Send-Off Concert
University Singers

Graeme Langager conductor
Choir of Wellesley College
Bon voyage! The University Singers embark on a 10-day performance tour through Italy (April 26–May 6). Highlights include feature performances at St. Peter’s in the Vatican, St. Mark’s in Venice, and the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
7:30 pm, St James Anglican Church (downtown)
Free admission (donations gratefully accepted to help offset tour costs)
More info

Sat Mar 30
Mozart for Myasthenia: A Benefit Concert
Andrew Dawes violin, Isabel Vila violin
Jason Ho (BMus'05) viola, Eric Wilson cello, Jane Coop piano
Mozart Sonata for violin and piano
Mozart String Quartet "Dissonant", K. 465
Mozart Piano Quartet in G Minor
7:30 pm, Koerner Recital Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music
$18–$40
Info & tickets
Prof. Emeritus Andrew Dawes is on the board of directors of Myasthenia Gravis Association of BC.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road

Hot Sheet for the week of Mar. 18, 2019

“Music is an incomparably more powerful means and is a subtler language for expressing the thousand different moments of the soul's moods.” ~ Tchaikovsky

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Mon Mar 18
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Tue Mar 19
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Mar 20
Wednesday Noon Hours
Toward the Sea: Celebrating Pacific Rim Connections
McGregor-Verdejo Duo
Mark Takeshi McGregor flute (BMus'95, DMA'12)
Adrian Verdejo guitar
Toru Takemitsu Toward the Sea for alto flute and guitar
Jocelyn Morlock Verdigris for flute and guitar
Plus works by Baca-Lobera and Piazzolla.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall | Info & repertoire
$5 at the door (cash only)

Thu Mar 21       
UBC Jazz Ensemble II  
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Mar 21
Tunes at Noon
Benjamin Hopkins piano (DMA student) performs works by Chopin.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd, UBC
FREE | Info & repertoire
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.
   
Fri Mar 22
Colloquium Series
Katarina Clausius (Assistant Professor, University of Victoria)
“Music in Search of Daughters”
3:30 pm, Room 400B (4th Floor), Music Building
FREE

Fri Mar 22
Guest Lecture with Jonathan Leathwood
“Bach’s Chaconne: How to Learn It and How to Practice It”
7:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | Info & abstract
Co-presentation between Vancouver Classical Guitar Society and UBC School of Music.

Fri Mar 22
UBC Percussion Ensemble   
8:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Fri Mar 22   
StringFest!  
UBC Chamber Strings

Eric Wilson conductor
Susie Jiwon Yoo cello soloist
Works by Beethoven, Mahler, Gorecki, and Tchaikovsky.
7:30 pm, Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre  
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre.
Info & repertoire

Sat Mar 23   
2019 Exhibit and Competition
The Violin Makers Association of British Columbia presents an instrument exhibit and competition.
12:00 noon – 7:30 pm, Music Building
More info

Sat Mar 23
StringFest!
Mary and Kathleen Tierney Memorial Concert

Featuring soloists and chamber ensembles from the Strings Division
UBC Chamber Strings | Eric Wilson conductor
Susie Jiwon Yoo cello soloist
with special guests: South Salem High School String Orchestras | Damian Berdakin, Director of Orchestras
Works by Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bruch, and more.
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | Repertoire & performers

Mon Mar 25   
UBC Contemporary Players
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Mar 26
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass & Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Mar 26
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Student recitals
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Beyond the Gates

Mar 21–24
Sonic Boom Festival 2019
Featured Artists: Aaron Graham (MMus’16, DMA student) and Julia Chien (BMus’14, MMus’19) percussion
Ensemble in Residence: Turning Point Ensemble$15/$20 | $50 Festival Pass
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets
Full schedule of works and performersPresented by Vancouver Pro Musica.
 Thu Mar 21
Concert No. 1: Mixed Ensembles
Performers include several UBC Music students and alumni. Featured composers include Roan Shankaruk (BMus’18), Leslie Opatril (MMus student), Maggie Lu (BMus student), and Mark Armanini (BMus'81, MMus'84).
7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall

Fri Mar 22
Concert No. 2: Mixed Ensembles
Performers include Paolo Bortolussi flute, and several UBC Music students and alumni. Featured composers include Stuart Martin (BMus’13), Stefan Hintersteininger (BMus’04, MLis’09), Danny Choi (BMus student) Jennifer Butler (MMus’02, DMA’10), and Michael R Trew (BMus’72, MMus’80, DMA’86).
7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall

Sat Mar 23
Featured Artists Concert
Aaron Graham and Julia Chien, plus mixed ensembles. Performers include Katherine Evanstrumpet and several UBC Music alumni. Featured composers include Kara Gibbs (BMus'04), Iván Salazar González (MMus student), Jaelem Bhate (BMus’17, MMus student), and Duncan Maunders (MMus’17).
7:30 pm, Pyatt Hall

Sun Mar 24
Student Composers Masterclass
Featuring Composer in Residence Rodney Sharman and pianist Nicole Linaksita (BSc/BMus’16). Includes a piece by Ramsey Sadaka (DMA student).
10:00 am, Martha Lou Henley classroom, VSO School of Music
Free Admission

Sun Mar 24
Concert: Turning Point Ensemble
Featured composers include Mark Marinic (MMus student), Nicholas Ryan Kelly (MMus’12, MLis’14) and Ramsey Sadaka (DMA student).
7:30 pm, Orpheum Annex

Mar 22 & 23
West Coast Symphony Orchestra
Bujar Llapaj conductor
David Gillham violin
Mozart Overture from “The Abduction from the Seraglio”
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 5
Mar. 22: 8:00 pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver
Mar. 23: 7:30 pm, Queens Avenue United Church, New Westminster
Admission by donation at the door                               
More info at westcoastsymphony.ca

In case you missed it

The UBC Symphony Orchestra performed works by John Luther Adams, Francaix and Debussy on Friday March 15 at the Chan Centre. The concert featured Carlos Savall Guardiola clarinet (2nd place winner, 2018 UBC Concerto Competition).

Kudos

Juno Awards
Pianist James Parker (BMus’85) won the Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber with his ensemble Gryphon Trio for the recording The End of Flowers: Works by Clarke & Ravel (Analekta).

Baritone Tyler Duncan (BMus’98) appeared as a soloist on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi (Chandos), which won the Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble. The album was earlier nominated for a Grammy.
Read more

Friends of Chamber Music Competition
Two chamber music groups comprised of UBC Music students won prizes at the Friends of Chamber Music 2019 Young Musicians Competition held on March 10 at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

Senior Category co-First Prize
Genesis Trio
Nina Weber viola, Jonathan López clarinetMarcus Masaites piano (BMus students)
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 11, No. 3, Mvt. ii: Adagio & Mvt. iii: Tema con variazioni (“Pria ch’io l’impegno”: Allegretto)

Senior Category Third Prize and the Audience Prize
Susie Jiwon Yoo cello (BMus’18, MMus student), Carlos Savall Guardiola clarinet (MMus student), Ayunia Indri Saputro piano (BMus student)
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114, Mvt. i: Allegro, Mvt. ii: Adagio.
Read more

Congratulations, everyone!

Early Music Month
March is Early Music Month at UBC! The UBC School of Music presents a month-long program of exciting Early Music concerts and recitals — featuring some of Vancouver's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers. Read more

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road

Hot Sheet for the week of Mar. 11, 2019

“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou

The UBC School of Music presents Igor Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du soldat" (The Soldier's Tale), performed by conductor Robert Taylor and a septet of faculty and guest musicians. Based on a Russian folk tale, "L’Histoire du soldat" tells the story of Joseph, a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in exchange for infinite riches and glory. The concert features a narrator, artwork projections, and wild, gorgeous music such as only Stravinsky could write!


Sun Mar 17 | Music on the Point | 7:30 pm, Barnett Hall | Tickets
Artwork by Clive Hicks-Jenkins www.hicks-jenkins.com

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Mar 12
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Mar 13
Wednesday Noon Hours
REConnected
Daniel Tones percussion | Owen Underhill piano
Rzewski To the Earth for speaker and flower pots
Owen Underhill A/Symmetry Ritual
Linda Catlin Smith Invisible Cities for solo vibraphone
Javier Alvarez Temazcal for maracas and digital audio
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only)

Wed Mar 13
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Thu Mar 14
Divisional Concert: Guitar
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Mar 14
Tunes at Noon: Artemisia Duo
Emily Richardson flute and Susan Xia piano (BMus students)
Works by Fauré, Bach, Clarke, and Franck.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
FREE | Info & repertoire
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Fri Mar 15
Clarinet Masterclass with James Campbell
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Gessler Hall
FREE

Fri Mar 15
Colloquium Series
Catherine Laub (MA Student, UBC)
“Laughing Through Tears: Harlequin in Viktor Ullmann’s The Emperor of Atlantis”
3:30 pm, Room 400B (4th Floor), Music Building
FREE

Fri Mar 15
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Savall Guardiola clarinet (2nd place winner of the 2018 UBC Concerto Competition)
Jonathan Girard conductor
Françaix Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 36
Debussy La Mer
John Luther Adams A Northern Suite (Canadian Première)
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre.

Sun Mar 17
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)
Music by Igor Stravinsky | Words by C.F. Ramuz
Artwork by Clive Hicks-Jenkins | Projections by Jacob Wan
Jasper Wood violin, Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet
Julia Lockhart bassoon, Larry Knopp cornet
Jeremy Berkman trombone, Dylan Palmer bass
Vern Griffiths percussion, Tim Christie narrator
Robert Taylor conductor
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Tickets available in advance at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at the door (Barnett Hall) starting one hour before the performance (CASH ONLY).
A UTown@UBC community concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music. 

Mon Mar 18
UBC Composers’ Concerts
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Mon Mar 18
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Tue Mar 19
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Student recitals
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Early Music Month
March is Early Music Month at UBC! The UBC School of Music presents a month-long program of exciting Early Music concerts and recitals — featuring some of Vancouver's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers. Read more

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road

Hot Sheet for the week of Mar. 4, 2019

"He who makes songs without feeling spoils both his words and his music." ~ Guillaume de Machaut

Early Music Month
March is Early Music Month at UBC! The UBC School of Music presents a month-long program of exciting Early Music concerts and recitals — featuring some of Vancouver's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers. Read more

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Mon Mar 4  
UBC Early Music Ensembles
A concert of vocal and instrumental chamber music.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
This concert is part of Early Music Month at UBC.

Tue Mar 5
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass & Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Tue Mar 5 - NEW EVENT!
Brass Masterclass with Oto Carrillo
Utility Horn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | More info

Wed Mar 6
Wednesday Noon Hours
BRAZZ

Vancouver’s new large brass jazz ensemble
Derry Byrne, Brad Turner, Henry Christian, Tom Shorthouse, James Littleford trumpets | Rod Murray, Jeremy BerkmanEllen Marple (BMus’08, MMus’10)trombones | Sharman King bass trombone | Laurel Spencer, Nick Anderson (BMus’07, MMus’09), Holly Bryan (MMus’14) French horns Justin Chiang euphonium (BMus'14) David Sabourin tuba (BMus'79) | Fred Stride piano | Paul Rushka bass | Bernie Arai drums | Martin Fisk (BMus’02) percussion
New arrangements of works by Fred Stride, Fats Waller, Bernice Petkere, and more.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only) | Info & repertoire

Thu Mar 7
Tunes at Noon: Jaelem Bhate Trio
Howard Chi pianoJacques Forest bassSilas Friesen trumpet
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
FREE | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Fri Mar 8
Colloquium Series
Will Cheng (Associate Professor, Dartmouth College)
3:30 pm, Room 400B (4th Floor), Music Building
FREE | More info

Fri Mar 8   
Premieres
Students of Jose Franch-Ballester & Corey Hamm
New works for clarinet and piano written by UBC composers
7:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Sun Mar 10   
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble
2:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$28 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Student
Reservations required. Visit ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725.

Tue Mar 12
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Student recitals
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Beyond the Gates

Mar 7, 8 & 10
Vetta Chamber Music: Horn of Plenty
Jane Coop piano, Joan Blackman violin, Oto Carrillo horn
Harbison Twilight Music for Violin, Horn & Piano
Beethoven Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 12, No. 2
Brahms Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40
Mar 7 at 2:00 pm, West Point Grey United Church
Mar 8 at 7:30 pm, West Point Grey United Church
Mar 10 at 2:30 pm, Art Spring, 100 Jackson Ave, Salt Spring Island
Presented by Vetta Chamber Music.
Tickets & info at vettamusic.com.

Fri Mar 8
Early Music Vancouver
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
Alexander Weimann music director
Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri, plus works by Schütz and Hammerschimidt.
The Keio University Ensemble from Tokyo, directed by Nozomi Sato, joins local soloists, members of EMV and UBC’s Baroque Mentorship Orchestra, and Cappella Borealis, an early brass music ensemble with faculty members Alex Fisher and Jeremy Berkman, and alumni Ellen Marple (BMus’08, MMus’10) and Nathan Wilkes (DMA’97) performing sackbuts. The concert also features Jane Long (BMus’10), Debi Wong (BMus’08), Jacob Gramit (BMus’12), and Thomas Lamont (BMus student).
7:30 pm (Pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm), Christ Church Cathedral
Admission by donation. | Tickets & info
This event is part of Early Music Month.

Mar 9 & 10
Turning Point Ensemble: Words & Music
The program includes a new collaboration between poet Renée Saklikar and Owen Underhill, a new theatrical work by Rita Ueda based on Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea with a libretto by Rod Robertson, and some witty and brilliant songs by the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.
7:30 pm, Orpheum Annex
$20–$33 | Tickets & info

Thank you!

Thank you to all the talented musicians who auditioned at the UBC School of Music this weekend! There is a bright future ahead for the next generation of musicians and we're excited to be a part of it. Visit our Admissions Blog to learn more.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Hot Sheet for the week of Feb. 25, 2019

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~ Thomas Merton

Early Music Month
March is Early Music Month at UBC! The UBC School of Music presents a month-long program of exciting Early Music concerts and recitals — featuring some of Vancouver's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers. Read more

Prelude to Early Music Month...
Feb 27: Wednesday Noon Hours | Corina Marti harpsichord 
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall | $5 at the door (cash only) Learn More

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Mon Feb 25
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Tue Feb 26
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Wed Feb 27
Wednesday Noon Hours
Corina Marti harpsichord
Keyboard Music from 16th Century Poland
Preludes, fantasias, intabulations and dances.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only) | Learn more

Fri Mar 1
Opera Ball Fundraiser   
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Dal Richards Orchestra   
Dinner, entertainment and dancing on stage
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner & Program, Chan Centre
$200.00 Tickets must be purchased in advance.
For info, or to order tickets, call 604-822-6725. | Learn more

Fri Mar 1
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet
Jane Coop piano
Stanford 3 Intermezzi, Op. 13
Weber Grand Duo concertant for clarinet and piano, Op. 48
Berg Four Pieces Op. 5
Brahms Sonata No. 1 in F minor for clarinet and piano, Op. 120, No. 1
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Tickets available in advance at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at the door (Barnett Hall) starting one hour before the performance (cash only).
A UTown@UBC Community Concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music.

Mon Mar 4   
UBC Early Music Ensembles
A concert of vocal and instrumental chamber music.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
This concert is part of Early Music Month at UBC.

Tue Mar 5
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass & Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE
 

Student recitals

Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Beyond the Gates

Sat Mar 2
Spirit(us) 
Christina Hutten harpsichord & Chloe Meyers violin
An evening of music and conversation
Exploring pathways to art, earth, and us
7:00 pm, St Anselm’s Anglican Church, 5210 University Blvd.
Tickets by donation at the door ($20 suggested) | More info

Sat Mar 2
Chan Centre Presents
Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Habib Koité and Bassekou Kouyate
Designated by Nelson Mandela as “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world,” the nine-member a cappella ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo have for decades delivered messages of peace, love, and harmony through their music.

  • Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby. The ChanFare for March 2 is composed by UBC Music student Leslie Opatril and performed by Thunderbird Brass(Matheus Moraes trumpetSilas Friesen trumpetKristin Ranshaw hornKevin Jackson tromboneTakami Hayashii). ChanFares are commissioned by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. They are written and performed by students from the UBC School of Music.

Main concert: 8:00 pm, Chan Centre
Tickets & info
Presented by Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

In case you missed it...

Watch the UBC Choirs performance held on Feb 15 at the Chan Centre. "Stories" included Graeme Langager's I Will Lift Mine Eyes, and much more.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road

Hot Sheet for the week of Feb. 19, 2019

“Do not desire to fit in. Desire to oblige yourselves to lead.” ~ Gwendolyn Brooks

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Sun Feb 24
Chan Centre: Beyond Words
No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks
Ingenious multimedia theatre troupe Manual Cinema presents their tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks, an incredible poet, educator, and advocate who was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize. 

  • Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby. The ChanFare for Feb 24 is composed by UBC Music student Maggie Lu and performed by Thunderbird Brass (UBC Music students Matheus Moraes trumpetSilas Friesen trumpetKristin Ranshaw horn, Kevin Jackson tromboneTakami Hayashi tuba).ChanFares are commissioned by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. They are written and performed by students from the UBC School of Music.

Main concert: 7:00 pm, Chan Centre
Tickets & info
Presented by Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Mon Feb 25   
UBC Composers’ Concerts
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Mon Feb 25
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE

Tue Feb 26
Divisional Concert: Voice
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium
FREE
 

Student recitals

Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Beyond the Gates

Sat Feb 23    
The Resounding Earth
Vancouver Sun Symphony at the Annex
William Rowson conductor               
Five hundred years of spatial music.   
Katerina Gimon (MMus'17) Ice Forms (World Première, 2018)
Jocelyn Morlock Arcadia (World Première, 2018)
Antoine Brumel arr. Jocelyn Morlock Kyrie from Missa Et ecce terrae motus (c. 1500)
Plus works by Jordan Nobles, Barbara Pentland, Henry Brant, and Mike WT Allen.
7:30 pm, The Annex
Tickets & info

Sat Feb 23
Musica Universalis: Music of the Spheres
Vancouver Cantata Singers
Musica Universalis, or ‘universal music’, refers to an ancient philosophical concept that the movement of celestial bodies creates their own music based on the mathematical proportions and vibrations of their inter-relational orbits. The Vancouver Cantata Singers brings you a concert of 19th century and contemporary works, exploring the poetry and music of the planets and heavenly spheres.
Works by Erik Ešenvalds, Ola Gjeilo, Robert Schumann, Stephen Chatman, Craig Galbraith & Larry Nickel.
7:30 pm, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
Tickets and info

In case you missed it...

Watch the webcast of the UBC Symphony Orchestra led by graduate student conductors Jaelem Bhate and Zane Kistner on Feb 7 at the Chan Centre.

In the News

Watch video: UBC Music's Instrument Petting Zoo at Kids Takeover UBC was featured on City TV's Breakfast Television on February 17, 2019.

Kudos

Nicole Linaksita (BSc/BMus’16) and Megan Thibeault (DMPS’18) are finalists in the 2019 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (Piano), which will be held April 19–21, 2019.

Soprano Nicole Brooks (BMus’14, MMus’17) won third place (along with Jasmin White) at the Metropolitan Opera Northwest Regional Auditions on February 10, 2019. | More info

UBC Music faculty Corey Hamm was awarded the Dorothy Somerset Award for Performance Development in the Visual and Performing Arts. The award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to (and performances in) art, music, creative writing, theatre or film.

Hot Sheet for the week of Feb. 11, 2019

"The stories we love best live in us forever." ~ J.K. Rowling

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Feb 12
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Feb 13
Wednesday Noon Hours
David Jalbert piano
Works by Bach, Fauré, Liszt and Prokofiev.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall | Info & repertoire
$5 at the door (cash only)

Thu Feb 14   
UBC Jazz Ensemble I
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thu Feb 14
Tunes at Noon
Genesis Trio
Jonathan López clarinetNina Weber viola, Markus Masaites piano (UBC Music students)
Works by Mozart, Beethoven and Schickele.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
FREE
 | Info & repertoire
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Feb 14
Piano Masterclass with David Jalbert
Works by Beethoven, Grieg, Chopin and Rachmaninoff
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | Repertoire & performers

Fri Feb 15
Colloquium Series
Anne Danielsen (University of Oslo)
"The impact of digitization on rhythm and groove in African-American popular music"
3:30 pm, Room 400B (4th Floor), Music Building
FREE | Info & abstract

Fri Feb 15
UBC Choirs: Stories
University Singers Chamber Choir | UBC Choral Union
Graeme Langager conductor 
Demi Chao, Tiffany Chen & Andrea Ciona graduate student conductors
Eric Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs (featuring UBC Music students Eleanor Yu violin Edward Park piano)
Graeme Langager I Will Lift Mine Eyes
Jen McMillan Don't Be Afraid (an anti-bullying anthem dedicated to Scott Jones)
...and much more!
7:30 pm, Chan Centre | Info & repertoire
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre

Sun Feb 17
Kids Takeover UBC
Family Day Weekend Events at UBC
Kids Takeover UBC is a full day festival celebrating children and the arts.
10:00 am Fairytale characters, stage tours and dress up — Old Auditorium
11:00 am Instrument Petting Zoo: Session 1 — Start in Barnett Hall
12:45 pm Concert with Thunderbird Brass Quintet — Barnett Hall
1:30 pm Instrument Petting Zoo: Session 2 — Start in Barnett Hall
Family Pass: $40 | Full day schedule & pass purchase: utown.ubc.ca/kidsrunubc
Petting Zoo presented in partnership with Tom Lee Music.

Sun Feb 17
Chan Centre Presents
Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs
Voice virtuoso Bobby McFerrin leads fellow musicians and the audience on an improvisational journey exploring the full spectrum of the human voice. Also featuring Gimme5 and local ensemble musica intima. 

  • Arrive early to hear the newest ChanFare in the lobby. The ChanFare for Feb 17 is composed by UBC Music student Ivan Salazar and performed by Thunderbird Brass (UBC Music students Matheus Moraes trumpet, Silas Friesen trumpet, Kristin Ranshaw horn, Kevin Jackson trombone, Takami Hayashi tuba). ChanFares are commissioned by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. They are written and performed by students from the UBC School of Music.

Main concert: 7:00 pm, Chan Centre
More info | Sold out!
Presented by Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Tue Feb 19
The Singer Behind the Song
Eric Owens
1:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$28 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Student
For tickets visit ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725.
Presented in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Sponsored by The Sonya and Charlotte Wall Arts Fund, the Yulanda Faris Opera Coach Fund, UBC Opera and the UBC Faculty of Arts. Piano generously sponsored by Showcase Pianos.
 

Student recitals

Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar

Kids Takeover UBC

Step aside, grown-ups – the kids are back in business at UBC on Sunday Feb. 17th!  They’ll be taking over social media, leading museum tours and teaching hands-on workshops! It's guaranteed to be a fun-filled day for the entire family. What’s new this year? You get to touch, try and sound some real musical instruments. Learn more

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road

Hot Sheet for the week of Feb. 4, 2019

"Music is the reaching out towards the utmost realities by means of ordered sound." ~ Ralph Vaughan Williams

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Feb 1–10
Composer Residency with Dewa Alit
Internationally acclaimed for his brilliant innovations to the Gamelan tradition, composer Dewa Alit showcases his works (including new compositions for Western instruments) in a 10-day residency at UBC, including an open rehearsal, a colloquium, and a concert at Western Front.
Full details & schedule: music.ubc.ca/rhythm-research-cluster
Presented by UBC School of Music’s Rhythm Research Cluster with support from the University of British Columbia Research Excellence Clusters Initiative. Concert co-sponsored by Western Front.

Tue Feb 5
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Feb 6  
Wednesday Noon Hours
From Their Youth: Early Works of Schubert & Vaughan Williams

Mary Sokol Brown violin, Tawnya Popoff viola, Eric Wilson cello
David Brown bass, Terence Dawson piano
Schubert Sonatensatz in B-flat major, D. 28 (1812)
Vaughan Williams Piano Quintet in C minor (1903)
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall | More info
$5 at the door

Thu Feb 7
Tunes at Noon: Thunderbird Brass
Matheus Moraes trumpetSilas Friesen trumpetKristin Ranshaw hornKevin JacksontromboneTakami Hayashi tuba (UBC Music students)
Arrangements of well-known classical pieces
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
FREE
 | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Feb 7 - NEW DATE & TIME
Opera Tea Series
UBC Opera Ensemble

4:00 pm, Old Auditorium
$28 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Student
Reservations required. Visit ubcoperatickets.com or call 604-822-6725 to reserve.
(Rescheduled from Feb 10 at 2:00 pm)    

Thu Feb 7
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jaelem Bhate and Zane Kistner graduate student conductors
Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre

Fri Feb 8
Colloquium Series
Dewa Alit (Bali) in Conversation with Michael Tenzer (UBC)
"Score and Parts: A Balinese Composer Writes His Way Beyond Tradition."
3:30 pm, Room 400B
4th Floor, Music Building
FREE
This talk is also part of the Composer Residency with Dewa Alit and ChamberFest!

Fri Feb 8
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble: Scenes V
Robert Taylor conductor
Featuring Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet
Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Bassi Rigoletto Fantasy
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca or in person at the Chan Centre. 

Feb 8–10
ChamberFest!
A constellation of interdisciplinary conversations and concerts with UBC Music ensembles, faculty, students, alumni, and guest speakers. Join us for a festival of big ideas and great performances and discover the backstage secrets of chamber music negotiation and collaboration. Speakers include musicians, scholars, scientists, community social justice activists, sustainability activists, international peace-builders, and more. Every talk is partnered with a musical work, and there are five full concerts with all kinds of ensembles.

All events are FREE admission. Full schedule & details: music.ubc.ca/chamberfest

Tue Feb 12
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Conducting in virtual reality

Watch video | Maestro Jonathan Girard and his graduate conducting students Jaelem Bhate & Zane Kistner tried their hand at conducting in virtual reality in the UBC Emerging Media Lab. Jaelem and Zane will conduct the UBC Symphony Orchestra in a special evening of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky at the Chan Centre on Thu Feb 7 at 7:30 pm! Buy tickets

Beyond the Gates

Sat Feb 9
Innovation from Bali: Dewa Alit at Western Front
Alit Simalakama (World Première)
Plus works by Alit, Janu & Balot
Perfomers include UBC Music students, alumni, and friends.
8:00 pm, Western Front, 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
FREE admission | More info
This event is produced by Western Front in cooperation with UBC Music’s Rhythm Research Cluster, with support from the University of British Columbia Research Excellence Clusters Initiative, Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, Socan Foundation and City of Vancouver.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road

Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 28, 2019

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." ~ Vincent Van Gogh 

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Jan 29
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Jan 30
Wednesday Noon Hours: Light and Perspective
Paolo Bortolussi flute & paper
Megumi Masaki piano & paper
Keith Hamel electronics 
Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet & paper
This program of contemporary works with electronics and multimedia plays on the subject of light and perspective.
Suzuki In Praise of Shadows for three paper players and electronics
Hamel Spark and Sizzle for flute, clarinet, interactive video & audio electronics (World Première)
Finch Epiphanies (2017) for piano, text by Alice Munro & video by Sigi Torinus
Lillios Among Fireflies for flute and electronics
Estibeiro Displaced Light for flute, piano and electronics
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall | More info
$5 at the door (cash only)
Presented by UBC School of Music with support from The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and Green College.

Wed Jan 30
UBC Concert Winds: Scenes IV
Christin Reardon MacLellan
 conductor
With Guest Ensemble David Thompson Secondary Senior Concert Band
Ryan George Autobahn | Michael Daugherty Winter Dreams
Plus works by Venter, Zdechlik and Franko.
7:30 pm, Old Auditorium  
FREE | More info

Thu Jan 31
Tunes at Noon
Aaron Graham marimba (MMus’16, DMA student)
Works by Bach, Aaron Graham, Nirvana, Evelyn Glennie, Tom Waits, and more.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
FREE
 | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Jan 31–Feb 3       
Mozart Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
UBC Opera Ensemble
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Neil Varon conductor Nancy Hermiston director
Thu–Sat 7:30 pm, Chan Centre
Sun 2:00 pm, Chan Centre
$45 Adult | $35 Senior | $20 Student | $15 UBC Student  
Available online at ubcoperatickets.com, or call 604-822-6725.

Fri Feb 1
Colloquium Series
Virginia Acuña (Post-doctoral Fellow, McGill University)
Unruly Women: Music, Theatre, and Cross-Dressing in Early Modern Spain
3:30 pm, Room 400B
4th Floor, Music Building
FREE | Event link

Feb 1–10
Composer Residency with Dewa Alit
Internationally acclaimed for his brilliant innovations to the Gamelan tradition, composer Dewa Alit showcases his works (including new compositions for Western instruments) in a 10-day residency at UBC, culminating in a special off-campus concert at Western Front.
Various dates and locations | More info
Presented by UBC School of Music’s Rhythm Research Cluster with support from the University of British Columbia Research Excellence Clusters Initiative. Concert co-sponsored by Western Front.

Sun Feb 3 - NEW DATE & TIME
A New Hope: Return of Revenge of Bride of Son of Night of the Piano Concertos
Piano students of Corey Hamm
Great piano concertos by Rachmaninoff (2!), Mozart, and Fauré.
2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE | More info
(Moved from Fri Jan 25 at 7pm)

Mon Feb 4
Composition Seminar with Dewa Alit
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Room 113, Music Building
FREE | More info

Tue Feb 5
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Opera Dinners at Sage
Enjoy dinner followed by a UBC Opera performance in our beautiful Arts and Culture District. Indulge in fresh, modern West Coast cuisine at UBC's Sage Restaurant, steps away from the Rose Garden Parkade. Dinner is available for purchase for the following performance dates:
Die Zauberflöte | Jan 31, Feb 1, 2, and 3
Don Giovanni | June 20, 21 and 23
A delicious three-course meal with coffee and tea is only $39.50 including tax and gratuity — and you'll meet some of the UBC Opera Ensemble as they perform excerpts from the opera.
Book your meal online, call the box office at 604-822-6725 or email info@ubcopera.com.

Queen of the Night

Watch video | Gorgeous arias (like this one!). Beautiful costumes. Masterful storytelling. UBC Opera’s exciting production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) opens at the Chan Centre on Thu Jan 31. GET TICKETS

Beyond the Gates

Thu Jan 31
Cappella Borealis: Introducing the Sackbut
Jeremy BerkmanAlex Fisher, Ellen Marple and Nathan Wilkes sackbuts
Cappella Borealis, Vancouver’s ensemble for early brass instruments, will introduce the “sackbut” – the ancestor of the modern trombone – and its repertoire.
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Coach House, Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road, UBC
FREE | More info
Part of the series Early Music Vancouver at Green College.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road

Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 21, 2019

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” ~ Martin Luther

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Jan 22
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Jan 23
Wednesday Noon Hours
Introducing our new faculty member – Valerie Whitney
Valerie Whitney horn
Richard Epp piano
Works by Wilder, Baker, Weinzwieg, and Schnyder
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall | Info & repertoire
$5 at the door  

Thu Jan 24
Tunes at Noon
Ubuntu String Quartet
Kurt Chen violin | Yiyi Hsu violin | Christian Bailey viola Zeta Gesme cello (BMus students)
Classical and pop music by Danish String Quartet, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, and more.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
FREE | Info & repertoire
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Thu Jan 24
Guest Artist Recital  
Douglas Finch piano
Works by Bach, Chopin and Finch, with improvisation on themes by the audience
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE | Info & repertoire

Thu Jan 24   
Piano Masterclass with Douglas Finch
Playing In the Moment – Improvisation and Creative Musical Interpretation
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Room 113
FREE | More info

Fri Jan 25
Colloquium Series
Laura Protano Biggs (Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University)
“Enclosed in the Golfo Mistico: the Orchestra Pit at the Teatro alla Scala, 1907”
3:30 pm, Room 400B, 4th Floor, Music Building
FREE | Info & abstract

Fri Jan 25
Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality
Corey Hamm
piano
A hyper-virtuosic journey through three of the greatest piano sonatas of the last century.
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 84 
Gao Piano Sonata No. 1 “Floating Shadows”| Dutilleux Sonate
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall | More info
$20 Adults | $10 Students
Buy tickets in advance at tickets.ubc.caor in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at the door (Barnett Hall) starting one hour before the performance (cash only).
A UTown@UBC Community Concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music. 

Concert MOVED (from Jan 25) to Sun Feb 3 at 2:00 pm
A New Hope: Return of Revenge of Bride of Son of Night of the Piano Concertos
Piano students of Corey Hamm | More info

Sun Jan 27   
BrassFest!
Masterclasses and performances for brass enthusiasts of all ages
Featuring: 
DASH DUO: Mary Elizabeth Bowden trumpet | David Dash trumpet
Brian Wendel trombone
Ilan Morgenstern bass trombone
UBC Brass Faculty & Brass Ensembles
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Music Building
Registration and schedule details at music.ubc.ca/brassfest

Tue Jan 29
Divisional Concert: Winds, Brass and Percussion
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Introducing Valerie Whitney

Watch video | Introducing Valerie Whitney, our new Professor of Horn! Valerie performs this week in our Wednesday Noon Hours series with pianist Richard Epp.

Beyond the Gates

Sat Jan 26
VSO Day of Music
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating its 100th birthday with 12 hours of free music for all! Numerous UBC ensembles, students and alumni are involved, including:
UBC Percussion EnsembleUBC Opera(PEP) Piano & Erhu Project,John Stetch, Carlos SavallLiel AmdourJacob SeyerAaron Graham, and more.
10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Various locations
FREE admission
More info | Full schedule

Sun Jan 27
Duo Rendezvous
Jasper Wood violin
Daniel Bolshoy guitar
3:00 pm, Kay Meek Arts Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver
More info
Presented by the Kay Meek Arts Centre.

On the Horizon

Wed Jan 30
Wednesday Noon Hours
Light and Perspective
Paolo Bortolussi flute & paper | Megumi Masaki piano & paper
Keith Hamel electronics | Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet & paper
Suzuki In Praise of Shadows for three paper players and electronics
Hamel Spark and Sizzle (World Première) | Works by Finch, Lillios & Estibeiro.
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall | More info
$5 at the door (cash only)
Presented by UBC School of Music with support from The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and Green College.

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road

Hot Sheet for the week of Jan. 14, 2019

“There are no words, it’s only music there.” ~ Antonio Vivaldi

This week from the stages of UBC Music

Tue Jan 15
Divisional Concert: Keyboard
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Wed Jan 16
Wednesday Noon Hours
Fire & Grace
Edwin Huizinga violin and William Coulter guitar
Baroque, Classical and Folk Traditions
J.S. Bach Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1
Liquid Gold Suite (works by Bach, Finnegan, and Keene)
Trad. Irish and Bulgarian Folk Tunes
Coulter An Daingean
Vivaldi Summer from The Four Seasons
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only) | More info

Thu Jan 17
Tunes at Noon: Bèro-Bassem Duo
Bèro Saker oud and Bassem Ghabrous piano
Repertoire includes jazz standards, Arabic folklore and pop music, and original works by Bassem.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
FREE | More info
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

Music on the Point: Concerts with Personality — DATE CHANGE
Corey Hamm piano
This concert was rescheduled (from Jan 18) to Friday Jan 25. | Tickets & info

Sat Jan 19 
Harp Masterclass and Recital with Sivan Magen
Masterclass: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Works by Fauré, Tournier, Debussy, Prokofiev, and more.
$10 at the door (cash only) | Performers & repertoire 
Recital: 7:30 pm, Barnett Hall
Works by Debussy, Brahms, Hindemith & more.
$25 at the door (cash only) | Recital repertoire
For more info, visit westcoastharpsociety.org.
Presented by the West Coast Harp Society with support from UBC School of Music.

Tue Jan 22
Divisional Concert: Strings
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
FREE

Beyond the Gates

Wed Jan 16
Transforming Silence: The Creative Power of Quiet
Hedy Law, Assistant Professor of Musicology, UBC Music
“Organizing Silence: Pantomime as a Universal Language”
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road, UBC
FREE
Info & abstract


Jan 16–19
VSO New Music Festival

From “the loveliest apocalypse in musical history” to a meditation on birdsong, the VSO’s 6th Annual New Music Festival explores the state of our world today during four days of musical discovery.
Festival Pass: $60/$24 | Tickets & full schedule

Thu Jan 17
Standing Wave — Deep Groove
From the playful to the profound, Deep Groove showcases the Standing Wave ensemble with cutting-edge music by six of today’s most forward-thinking composers.
Jocelyn Morlock Stone's Throw
Jared Miller (BMus’10) Leviathan
Plus works by Mackey, Mayo, Bjarnadóttir, and Goddard.
7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral
$12–28 | Tickets & info
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Fri Jan 18
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra:
Otto Tausk conductorVern Griffiths percussion*, Nathalie Paulin soprano+
Claude Vivier Lonely Child +
Nicole Lizée Perxploitation (World Première Commission)*
Henri Dutilleux Symphony No. 2, Le Double
7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre
$12–28 | Tickets & info
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Sat Jan 19
A Workshop with The Alan Matheson Septet
Vancouver Pro Musica invites all composers to attend this workshop, designed to help prepare composers for writing new works for a versatile jazz ensemble. Brief sketches will be read by the septet.
Alan Matheson trumpet, flugelhorn, piano
Julia Nolan alto & soprano saxophones
Rob McKenzie trombone | David Branter tenor saxophone, clarinet | Jon Roper electric guitar
Laurence Mollerup acoustic bass | Craig Scott drums
1:00 pm, Vancouver Community College, 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver
Admission by donation at the door | More info
Presented by Vancouver Pro Musica.

Sat Jan 19
Discovery: A Tribute to Women Composers
Vancouver Island Symphony
Paolo Bortolussi flute
Joan Tower For the Uncommon Woman
Cécile Chaminade Flute Concertino, Op. 107
Jennifer Higdon blue cathedral
Jocelyn Morlock Ornithomancy
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op. 35
7:30 pm, Port Theatre, 125 Front St, Nanaimo, BC
$18–54 | Tickets & info
Presented by Vancouver Island Symphony.

BrassFest! 2019

Watch video | On Jan. 27th, join us for BrassFest! — a day of performances and workshops for brass enthusiasts of all ages, featuring special guests Dash Duo, and more! ‪

Kudos

UBC Concerto Competition 2019 Results

WINNER
D’Arcy Blunston voice – Britten Les illuminations de Rimbaud, Op. 18

RUNNERS-UP:
1st Runner-Up: Markus Masaites piano – Mozart Piano Concerto in No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456
2nd Runner-UpYu-Hsien Lin piano – Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

D'arcy will perform with the UBC Symphony Orchestra on April 6 at the Chan Centre.
Read more

Leadership Award

MMus conducting student Jaelem Bhate (BMus’17) was awarded the 2019 Nestor Korchinsky Student Leadership Award at the UBC Student Leadership Conference. Congrats, Jaelem!

For further details and complete listings:
Concerts & Events Calendar | Monthly calendar view

Music Venue Key

Barnett HallRoy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall) 
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old AudOld Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan CentreChan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road