Announcing New Music Series @ VAG Co-Presented By CMC BC

Announcing New Music Series @ VAG Co-Presented By CMC BC

The Vancouver Art Gallery introduces a new contemporary music series — New Music at the Gallery — presented in partnership with the Canadian Music Centre BC. New Music at the Gallery will draw on contemporary art themes and highlight a selection of twentieth- and...
Do Not Grieve Ukraine With Silence

Do Not Grieve Ukraine With Silence

Written By Canadian-Ukrainian composer Anna Pidgorna: At the moment much of the world is focused on the atrocities being committed by Russian forces in Ukraine. The destruction is catastrophic, the attacks on the civilian population absolutely horrific. I was born in...
Notes On Music In Times Of War

Notes On Music In Times Of War

By Ukrainian- Canadian composer Solomiya Moroz I am writing this on the 14th day of the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, a war Putin has imposed on the Ukrainian people which started at 4 am on February 24, 2022. Before this unjustified assault on the peaceful...
Who Will Stop the Madman? – A Gogol’s Prophecy

Who Will Stop the Madman? – A Gogol’s Prophecy

by Lera Auerbach, a Ukrainian-American pianist, composer, and conductor. My mother was born in 1940 to a Jewish family in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. As Hitler’s army marched East in 1941, my grandparents abandoned all their possessions (including their beloved...
The Unaccompanied Project

The Unaccompanied Project

Exactly two years ago today the Prime Minister of Canada announced a national lockdown, requiring everyone to close offices, studios, performance spaces, and workplaces and shelter in place at home in response to an international pandemic. It was a time of fear and...