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Powerhouse pianist opens the VSO 2016-2017 season

 A standing ovation was well deserved for pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk. The 32-year-old played Tchaikovsky’s monumental Piano Concerto No. 1 as if born to it. The power and passion was certainly there, as were the nuances and delicacy of phrasing so … Continue reading

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Rogue Folk Club: Guy Davis

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Guy Davis is an American blues guitarist , banjo player and actor. He’s the son of the actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. While carrying the blues around the world, from the Equator to the Arctic Circle, Davis came back … Continue reading

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Chan Centre: Trombone Shorty

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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC launches its 2016/17 season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue. New Orleans native “Trombone Shorty” – aka Troy Andrews – along with his five-member band will perform an electrifying fusion of … Continue reading

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Chan Centre: Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester

The fantastic Palast Orchester, with its superb leader, Max Raabe, will be here in Vancouver at the Chan Centre next April. Get your tickets now! Not only is he superbly talented, witty and delightful to listen to, but he’s a … Continue reading

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Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra 2016-2017 Season Opener

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Award-Winning Maestro Ken Hsieh will return to the podium once again for VMO’s 2016 – 17 Season Opening Concert, featuring  pianist, Linda Ruan, performing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor. Also on the programme, the world premiere … Continue reading

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Vancouver Opera season opener features prodigy conductor

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Hansel and Gretel opens the extraordinary 2016-2017 Vancouver Opera Season with a sensational young conductor, Alexander Prior, on the podium, making his first VO appearance. He conducts, he composes and he has two Masters! And he’s just 24. Prior is … Continue reading

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Vancouver Chamber Choir: Earth/Sea/Sky — Music of Our Natural World

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Music celebrates nature in a million ways and a million pieces. Vancouver Chamber Choir’s opening concert for the 2016-2017 season presents a few of these under the guise of natural madrigals, romantic wilderness, dream water, Formosan skies, riddles, water, sun, … Continue reading

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Kessler Academy: Microcosmos Quartet

The Microcosmos Quartet leads the second annual performance of  The Kessler Academy: an orchestral performance by rising young string professionals and advanced students. An exciting new educational initiative, The Kessler Academy features a conductor-less orchestra mentorship program led by the Microcosmos … Continue reading

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