events 

Cowichan Music Festival (Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan, Feb. 11-Mar. 6)

Special Event – Tobias Koch presented by the Vancouver Chopin Society and EMV (Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, (Feb. 22-23)

Winter Jazz: Three days of free concerts on Granville Island
presented by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society and CMHC Granville Island (Performance Works, Vancouver, Feb. 22-24)

Musica Universalis: Music of the Spheres Vancouver Cantata Singers highlights Vancouver composers, popular music, and internationally renowned choral composers (Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, Vancouver, Feb. 23)

Symphony at the Annex The Resounding Earth VSO present Five hundred years of spatial music. Including Henry Brant’s On the Nature of Things, world premières of works by Jordan Nobles and Jocelyn Morlock, and music from Antoine Brumel’s Earthquake Mass. (Orpheum Annex, Vancouver, Feb. 23)

Danish String Quartet

Danish String Quartet

Danish String Quartet Hailed for their “ensemble playing at an unobtrusively superhuman level” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), this group of musical friends stands out in a golden age of young string quartets, with the Washington Post hailing them as “one of the best quartets before the public today." (Vancouver Playhouse, Feb. 24)

Sleeping Beauty Presented by Dufflebag Theatre (Frank Venables Theatre, Oliver, BC,  Mar. 1)

Chor Leoni PopCapella An explosion of choral, jazz and pop musicwith hits by Joni Mitchell, Sting, David Bowie, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Billy Joel and many more (Vancouver Playhouse, Mar. 1-3)  

Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Habib Koité and Bassekou Kouyate This award winning nine member choral group returns to the Chan Centre with special guests (Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Vancouver, Mar. 2)

Organic Voices Laudate Singers joins forces with organist Edward Norman to perform a new commission by composer-in-residence Marco Del Rio as well as other works by Canadian and international composers. (West Vancouver United Church, Mar. 2)

Rising Stars! VYSO Senior Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners' Concert (Kay Meek Arts Centre, Mar. 3)

Sound House: International Women’s Day Edition Women take the stage in Museum of Anthropology’s Great Hall for an electrifying night of music at this special edition of Sound House, MOA’s new monthly music series (MOA, Vancouver, Mar. 7)

Horn of Plenty Introducing Oto Carrillo, horn player from the Chicago Symphony, and the return of Jane Coop. Presented by Vetta Chamber Music. (West Point Grey United Church, Vancouver, Mar. 7-8) 

Listening Lounge - Carlos del Junco & The Blues Mongrels Cuban-Canadian international award winning harmonica master Carlos del Junco is a pioneer of the “overblow” technique on a ten-hole harmonica (The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Mar. 8)

Ambleside Orchestra String, woodwind and brass players from this multigenerational community orchestra form small chamber groups to perform a variety of music from Bach to Poulenc (West Vancouver Memorial Library, Mar. 8)

When the Spring is Born presented by Elektra Women's Choir (Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver, Mar. 9) 

East Meets West: Sinfonia and the Stars of Persia Celebrating Persian music with guests composer-pianist-painter Ramin Jamalpour and vocalist Talin Ohanian performing traditional Eastern music. (Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver, Mar. 9)

Bernadette Peters With the VSO (Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, Mar. 9)

Rising Stars! VYSO Intermediate and Junior Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners' Concert (Kay Meek Arts Centre, Mar. 10)

First Annual Kevin Mooney Fire Hall Concert Series These free, all ages concerts featuring Will’s Jams, Bobs & Lolo and Jim Byrnes and located in various Vancouver Fire Halls are sure to be the city’s hottest ticket. Presented by Vancouver International Children's Festival and The BlueShore at CapU (Various Vancouver Fire Halls, Mar. 10, Apr, 14)

Alive! Join the Phoenix Chamber Choir under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Nicholle Andrews from University of Redlands together with local conductor Andrew Bortz for an evening of choral music by living composers (St. John's Shaughnessy Church, Vancouver, Mar. 10)

Tom Cochrane with Red Rider one of Canada’s best-selling songwriters of all time, returns to Cowichan to celebrate four decades of his illustrious music career with an evening of classic rock hits (Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan, Mar. 14)

Music Sea to Sea - The Farewell Tour The Vancouver Chamber Choir will be honouring Jon Washburn's contribution to the Canadian choral landscape on this coast-to-coast tour in Feb.-Mar (Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver, Mar. 15)

Splinter Reeds, presented by Vancouver New Music, makes an evolutionary detour from the traditional woodwind quintet, taking advantage of the unique sounds of a closely related instrument family (The Annex, Vancouver, Mar. 16)

The Boom Booms A celebrated local indie soul band from Vancouver who blend storytelling and dance music with draws on funk, soul, and Latin styles (Maple Ridge, The ACT Arts Centre, Mar. 16)

Symphony at the Annex 2: Loud and Queer VSO celebrates the many, many vibrant voices that make up our queer community. (Orpheum Annex, Vancouver, Mar. 23)

Classical Coffee Concert - Cellicious Principal cellist of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and versatile chamber musician Rebecca Wenham performss works by Bach, Bernstein, Britten, Bergmann and more (The Act Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Mar. 28)

Duo Fortin-Poirier (Frank Venables Theatre, Oliver, BC, Mar. 29)

O-Celli A captivating octet of passionate master cellists from Europe take audiences on an energetic and
varied musical journey (The Act Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Mar. 28)

Nelson Goerner presented by the Vancouver Chopin Society (Vancouver Playhouse, Apr. 7)

VSO Spring Festival Music and Power (Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, Apr. 5-13)

The Emperor: Ian Parker Plays Beethoven presented by Lions Gate Sinfonia (Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver, Apr. 6)

Classical Coffee Concert - A Broadway Cabaret From performing at the Cirque du Soleil to various opera stages and concert halls, versatile soprano Nadya Blanchette will interpret some the most memorable tunes of Broadway (The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Apr. 7)

Music for a Very Good Friday - Bach/O’Regan/Vaughan Williams
Choirs, soloists, alumni, orchestra - drawn together for a resplendent evening celebrating Washburn’s 48 years leading the Vancouver Chamber Choir (The Orpheum, Vancouver, Apr. 19)

Pantayo (Toronto) +Gamelan Bike Bike (Vancouver) presented by Vancouver New Music. Pantayo is an all-women lo-fi R&B gong punk collective based in Toronto that combines percussive metallophones and drums from kulintang traditions of the Southern Philippines and synth-based electro grooves, to create a sound shaped by their experiences as Diasporic Filipinas (The Annex, Vancouver, Apr. 27)

Leila Lustig: 75th Birthday Celebration While Leila has composed for all media, her main focus is on writing for the human voice and most interested in exploring the possibilities of the human voice in atypical combinations with other instruments (Robin and Winifred Wood Recital Hall, Victoria, Apr. 29)

I Am in Need of Music presented by Elektra Women's Choir (Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver, May 4)

Take 5 Presented by Vetta Chamber Music (West Point Grey United Church, Vancouver, May 9-10)

Axe Capoeira (Frank Venables Theatre, Oliver, BC, May 10) 

Heartbeat Laudate Singers and Guitarist Adrian Verdejo present Romancero Gitano, tango, premieres and more. (Pyatt Hall, Vancouver, May 4, and Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, North Vancouver, May 11)

Vetta Downtown Presented by Vetta Chamber Music (Pyatt Hall, Vancouver, May 12)

Symphony at the Annex 3: Amoroso VSO presents Jocelyn Morlock’s musical inspirations: Kaija Saariaho, Nikolai Korndorf, and W.A. Mozart, plus two of her own works. (Orpheum Annex, Vancouver, May 18)

Kate Liu presented by the Vancouver Chopin Society (Vancouver Playhouse, May 19)

Lions Share Chor Leoni's extravagant fundraiser (Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby, Vancouver, Jun. 8)

News & Announcements

42nd Vancouver’s Folk Music Fesitval 2019 Early Bird Tickets on Sale! Discount weekend passes are available to May 10, 2019! Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, Jul. 19-21)

Workshops

Music Talks with Neil Ritchie Gain a deeper understanding of the music you love through insightful lectures by entertaining and knowledgeable speakers, stimulating discussions and some great on-screen performances.
Mar. 26: Ennio Morricone — Film composer of classical scores from spaghetti westerns to The Mission.
Apr. 2: Porgy and Bess — A classic opera that goes far beyond Summertime.
Apr. 9: Diana Krall & Bruno Mars — A contrast in styles from two of today’s most popular entertainers.
Apr. 23: Fred Astaire — The supreme dancer who introduced more great songs than any other singer.
Apr. 30: Carole King — A teen-age hit writer who later wrote classic songs and became a superstar singer/pianist.


MEMBER NEWS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND ADVERTISING GUIDELINES

For information on submitting a Member News item, or to request advertising space, visit the Member News home page.