Documentary Film Festival Concert

Friday, May 26, 2017 • 7:00pm

Five Short Films & Five Works For Piano Celebrating Five Legacy BC Composers

Celebrating Our Legacy

5 original, short documentaries produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker John Bolton, along with a piano recital that features the works of the 5 BC composers featured in each film. Shown on our brand new 110″ high-definition screen!


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Murray Adaskin (1906 – 2002)
Film: A Wedding Toast
Performance: Thirds and Octaves, Etcetera (1996)
Solomon Cheung, piano

Jean Coulthard (1908 – 2000)
Film: The Pines of Emily Carr
Performance: The Valley of the Butterflies, from Aegean Sketches (1961)
Susan Xia, piano

Rudolf Komorous (b. 1931)
Film: 13 Thoughts on 13 Preludes for Early Instruments
Performance: Wu (excerpts) (2002/03)
Gene Emerson, piano

Barbara Pentland (1912 – 2000)
Film: The Lake
Performance: Five Preludes for Piano (1938)
Nicole Linaksita, piano

Elliot Weisgarber (1919 – 2001)
Film: Aki-no-hinode (Autumn Sunrise)
Performance: A Japanese Miscellany (excerpts) (1969)
Megan Thibault, piano

Pianists are advanced students of Dr. Corey Hamm’s piano class at the UBC School of Music.

Time & Location

Friday, May 26, 2017 • 7:00pm
Murray Adaskin Salon
For more information call 604-734-4622


This concert is SOLD OUT

John Bolton, Filmmaker

John Bolton is an award-winning filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada, preoccupied with revelation, consolation and transcendence, sometimes even in that order. He produces, writes and directs dramas, documentaries, performing arts pieces and the occasional disaster film through his production company Opus 59 Films. John’s most recent films are the feature length “musical docudrama” AIM FOR THE ROSES (in association with the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council), about Canadian musician Mark Haney and Canadian stuntman Ken Carter, which had its world premiere at Hot Docs and which was DOXA’s opening night film; and the short documentary DEBRIS (for the National Film Board of Canada), about Tofino, BC-based “intertidal artist” Pete Clarkson and the making of his most ambitious and personal project to date — a memorial to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami, made entirely out of marine debris from the disaster — which had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival.


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and the Murray Adaskin Salon
837 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7


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