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TUTS Dazzles with Beauty and the Beast

This is definitely a show worth seeing twice this summer. Colourful, fun and funny, with singing,  dancing and acrobatics that will have you wanting to stand up and shout: “More” by the end of the evening. From the lush orchestral … Continue reading

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Honda Celebration of Light 2016

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Big, bright, spectacular — this year’s fireworks promise all that and more. This year’s participating countries are Netherlands (July 23), Australia (July 27), and the U.S.A. (July 30). The Honda Celebration of Light competition over English bay begins promptly at 10:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra: Free Outdoor Concert

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This third annual free summer evening event will be performed by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, led by Maestro Kenneth Hsieh. It will feature music from Star Wars, Pirates and the Classics. Music for everyone. The performance takes place at Jack Poole Plaza at Burrard … Continue reading

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Vancouver Bach Festival: Anna Magdalena Song Book with Ellen Hargis + 4 more

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Anna Magdalena Songbook with Ellen Hargis – Home Suite Home.  Five gifted performers welcome audiences into the Bach “family home” sharing select works from his second wife’s private catalogue. American soprano Ellen Hargis and Montreal-based choreographer Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière treat audiences … Continue reading

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Vancouver Bach Festival: Schübler Chorales; The Art of the Fugue and Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

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Schübler Chorales Organist and harpsichordist Christina Hutten has graced concert halls and grand churches across Europe and North America. She will play Bach’s famed six chorales, showcasing the instrument for which Bach was the undisputed master of his age. 1:00 … Continue reading

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Vancouver Bach Festival: Goldberg Variations

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Presented in Partnership with Coastal Jazz Society this unique concert features jazz  pianist Dan Tepfer, praised by the New York Times as “riveting, inspired, fresh musical exploration.” Tepfer not only masters the variations from memory, he dismantles and reassembles the form, audaciously riffing … Continue reading

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