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Vancouver Opera: Madama Butterfly

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In Nagasaki at the turn of the 20th century, a pleasure-seeking American naval officer named Pinkerton leases a house and marries a young geisha. He is only briefly enchanted with his “Butterfly”, but she is totally and forever committed to … Continue reading

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Anvil Centre: Call Mr. Robeson, A Life With Song

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In celebration of Black History Month, the Anvil Centre presents an astounding presentation with Tayo Aluko, the British-Nigerian writer and performer of this award-winning play. Paul  Robeson, apart from  probably  being the most famous American artist in the 1930s as … Continue reading

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musica intima: Family Day Concert

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The remarkable vocal ensemble musica intima will perform a concert for the entire family at St. Philip’s Church in Dunbar on Family Day. Singers will lead sing-and- dance along pieces, including Pharrell Williams’ hit ‘Happy,’ Frozen’s ‘Let it Go,’ and … Continue reading

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Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir: Music Workshop and Concert

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Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents its 5th annual Gospel Music workshop and concert weekend  with the featured event, the “Best of Hallelujah Praise” concert — featuring the glorious 150 voices of the “Hallelujah Praise Mass Gospel Choir”, combining the … Continue reading

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Early Music Vancouver: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra — House of Dreams

Engage in a magical journey back in time to five 17th and 18th Century European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Marais were played against a backdrop of colourful paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto and Watteau. Designed by … Continue reading

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Vancouver Recital Society: Sir András Schiff

The Vancouver Recital Society presents one of the world’s great pianists, Sir András Schiff, in a pair of memorable concerts.  This visit will complete Sir András’ three-concert exploration of the last sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, the first … Continue reading

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