Events

Upcoming concerts featuring Canadian music in BC and BC composers abroad

To submit an event, please send information to events@musiccentrebc.ca.


LOWER MAINLAND / SOUTH COAST

UBC Composers’ Concerts
UBC School of Music
Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Roy Barnett Recital Hall, 6361 Memorial Road Vancouver, BC
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VPO Concerto Competition
Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday, February 29, 2020, @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd Ave, Vancouver, BC
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This special event gives our most promising local young talent the chance to perform with a full symphony orchestra. Featured Michael Conway Baker’s Harp Concerto, 3rd mvt – Siguirya.

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Emerge on Main 2020
Music on Main
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
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Throughout the 2019/20 season – and culminating in this concert – Music on Main serves as an incubator, launching pad, and showcase for two exceptional musicians: Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi (composer), and Aaron Graham (composer and percussionist).

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Lions Gate Sinfonia with Libby Yu, Julia Nolan and students of the North Shore RMTA
Saturday March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
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Julia Nolan will perform as soloist in Stefan Hintersteininger’s brilliant Concerto for Soprano Saxophone. Also on the program is Christopher Tyler Nickel’s Kyrie for Strings.

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Saturday March 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
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Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony, with guest violinist Alina Ibragimova, perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5; Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1; and Rodney Sharman’s Archaic Smile.

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LOVE, LIVE, LOSS
Migratory V – Soprano Sharon Harms
Sunday, March 8 at 7:00pm
Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC
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Soprano Sharon Harms is featured on March 8, with pianist Joan Forsyth and guitarist William Anderson. George Crumb’s Apparition, a setting of Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed” forms the heart of Sharon Harms’ program, with related works by BC composers Frank Brickle, Stephen Chatman, Rodney Sharman, and Jocelyn Morlock.

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Bill Coleman + Gordon Monahan (Toronto) Dollhouse
Vancouver New Music
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 12-14, 2020@ 8:00 pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
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Dollhouse, a duet between contemporary choreographer Bill Coleman and experimental composer Gordon Monahan, is an hour-long immersion into a hyper-sensory world in which sound, light and movement volley between chaos and control.

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Double Happiness: Detour This Way
Music on Main
Thursdays to Sundays, March 12-15, 19-22, 2020, @2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Sounding two parallel histories, Double Happiness: Detour This Way winds through complexities of the Chinese diaspora by tracing migration paths of two families, connecting both shores of the Pacific using live music in a multimedia performance. Directed and sound designed by Nancy Tam. Songs composed by Nancy Tam and Robyn Jacob.

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A Wilderness of Sea
Vancouver Chamber Choir & Elmer Iseler Singers
Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Pacific Spirit United Church, 2205 W 45th Ave Vancouver, BC
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Elmer Iseler Singers join forces with the Vancouver Chamber Choir to present an evening of choral works that includes Peter Togni: Ave verum; Hussein Janmohamed: Nur: Reflections on Light; Carmen Braden: Lake Skin; Stephen Chatman: Due East and Healey Willan: An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts

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VI Symphony – Happy Hour Soundbites
Vancouver Island Symphony
Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Port Theatre, 125 Front St, Nanaimo, BC
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Dessert Bites at 7.30 pm followed by a delightful display that celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Vancouver Island Symphony. Featured – a world premiere by Katerina Gimon, featuring soprano Dory Hayley, with words by Nanaimo Poet Laureate Tina Biello.

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2020 Sonic Boom Festival
Vancouver Pro Musica
Thursday & Friday, March 19-20, 2020, @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
Saturday, March 21, 2020, @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Koerner Recital Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, March 22, 2020, @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC
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A four day festival of exciting new music created by BC’s finest composers, performed by eclectic combinations of some of BC’s finest musicians! Featured Artist: Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa; Ensemble-in-Residence: Pacific Baroque Orchestra.

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Stephen Chatman Celebration
Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver Chamber Choir, UBC School of Music
Monday, March 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Roy Barnett Recital Hall, 6361 Memorial Road Vancouver, BC
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Join us for this special concert celebrating the 70th birthday of Stephen Chatman, one of Canada’s most frequently performed composers. Members of the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Vetta Chamber Music will share the stage to present some of Chatman’s finest music for voices and instruments.

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Bowers Fader Duo
Migratory V

Friday, April 3 at 7:30 pm
Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC
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The Bowers Fader Duo performs three new works by Canadian composers Stephen Chatman, Rodney Sharman and Frank Brickle, commissioned especially for the Bowers Fader Duo for Migratory V.


VANCOUVER ISLAND / GULF ISLANDS

Time Pieces
CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble
Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Ave, Victoria, BC
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Time Pieces, timely music for Leap Day including Stephen Chatman‘s composition of the same name, commissioned by CapriCCio.

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Blotterberry Bursst
Aventa Ensemble
Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at 8pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B125 MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria School of Music, Ring Rd, Victoria
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The Aventa Ensemble, Vincent Ranallo, baritone, and Bill Linwood, conductor perform Jordan NoblesEinstein’s Dreams – May 14, 1905; Marcus Goddard, Imaginary Colour (premiere); Gabriel DharmooWanmansho; and Nicole LizéeKool-Aid Acid Test #17: Blotterberry Bursst.

To submit an event, please send information to events@musiccentrebc.ca.


SOUTHERN INTERIOR / CENTRAL / NORTHERN BC

Jonathan Crow Comes Home
Prince George Symphony with conductor Michael Hall and violinist Jonathan Crow
Saturday Feb 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Vanier Hall, 2901 Griffiths Ave. Prince George BC
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Marjan Mozetich’s Postcards from the Sky opens this concert celebrating the return of hometown hero Jonathan Crow.

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Heroes and Heroines
Kamloops Symphony
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm
The Nexus At First, 450 Okanagan Avenue SE, Salmon Arm BC
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Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 9th Avenue, Kamloops, BC
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Beethoven, Smyth and a newly commissioned work by Katia Makdissi-Warren.

To submit an event, please send information to events@musiccentrebc.ca.


OUT OF PROVINCE / INTERNATIONAL

Andromeda
February 29, 2020
Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Calgary, AB
The Jeremy Brown Collective saxophone ensemble will premiere Jordan NoblesAndromeda.

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Toccata
March 21st 2020
Akron Public Library Main Auditorium, Akron, Ohio
N.E.O Sound will perform Christopher Tyler Nickel’s Toccata for Woodwind Quintet.

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20th Annual Akron New Music Festival
March 21st 2020
Guzzetta Recital Hall,University of Akron in Ohio
N.E.O Sound will perform Christopher Tyler Nickel’s Toccata for Woodwind Quintet.

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To submit an event, please send information to events@musiccentrebc.ca.